Sunday, December 25, 2011

Iraq: Obama's historical enormity

WaPo: "Obama’s worst error", by Jennifer Rubin

President Obama missed the boat on tax reform. He put politics above entitlement reform. He worsened already-tense relations with Israel. But the worst error, in large part because it was both avoidable and is not irreversible, was to pull all troops out of Iraq. (...) >>>

Dec. 25, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Political Correctness: merry solistice

This year's harvest of madness and preventive bowing to offended minorities -

OCR: "Mark Steyn: Even Christians taking Christ out of Christmas"

Dec. 17, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rumbling Russia: danger zone

On the day Putin has his booing election loss "Medvedev ‘drops a bomb’ on missile defense"- Russia’s 'squeezed middle’ is disenchanted with Mr Putin, as his election humiliation shows – even his allies are getting nervous about his plans -

Russia Today: "Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia party suffers poll blow"

Dec. 5, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

China Chill: the hidden nukes

DailyMail: "China's nuclear arsenal could be up to FORTY times bigger than thought, three-year study of secret documents reveals"

China's nuclear arsenal may be many times larger than estimates suggest, a group of students have claimed after three years of painstaking researching through restricted documents. Led by a former top Pentagon official, the students at Georgetown University, in Washington DC, have scrutinised satellite imagery, translated Chinese military documents and filtered through thousands of online files. The focus of their extensive research has been the thousands of miles of underground tunnels dug by the Second Artillery Corps to hide China's missile arsenal. (...) >>>

Nov. 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Dialectics: Hegel's rat wheel

Gold Werewolf: "Likely, the most important thing you will ever read"

Georg Hegel is probably the most important man that most have never heard of. Hegel’s theory of argument and persuasion absolutely pervades the entire way issues are viewed in the instant media driven 21st century. I have borrowed an excellent synopsis of Hegel’s methods from Niki Raapana and Nordica Friedrich.

In 1847 the London Communist League (Karl Marx and Frederick Engels) used Hegel's theory of the dialectic to back up their economic theory of communism. Now, in the 21st century, Hegelian-Marxist thinking affects our entire social and political structure. The Hegelian dialectic is the framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution. If we do not understand how the Hegelian dialectic shapes our perceptions of the world, then we do not know how we are helping to implement the vision.When we remain locked into dialectical thinking, we cannot see out of the box. (...) >>>

Nov. 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rules for the Right: Rick Perry and the Aga Khan

WND: "Rick Perry's dangerous Muslim compromise"

(...) cause for deep concern is an apparently close relationship Perry has fostered over the years with a Muslim leader know as "His Highness" Prince Shah Karim Al-Husayni, the Aga Khan IV. Al-Husayni is the spiritual leader of the Shiite sect of Nizari Ismaili Muslims. Nizaris, a group with roughly 18 million adherents, believe that Al-Husayni is both the physical and spiritual descendant of Islam's prophet, Muhammad. Nizaris refer to Al-Husayni with such grandiose titles as the Imām-I-Zaman (Imam of the Age) and "the Face of Allah." (...) According to the Austin American-Statesman, Perry met Al-Husayni while vacationing with his family in Paris in 2000. In 2002, at a dinner in Houston hosted by Al-Husayni, Perry spoke glowingly of his new friend. Since this time, Perry has continued to attend various Nizari Ismaili Muslim events and by several accounts has become a close friend of Al-Husayni and the Nizari Muslim community. (...) >>>

Oct. 26, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Out of Africa: troops to Africa, Obama sends a letter

This may be the worst idea since Vietnam - the Obama sends the Speaker a letter that he's sent 100 service personnel to the hell of Africa (Uganda, South Sudan, DRC, and the Central Afr. Rep.) (WTF is Odinga?) *hm* to take the leader of the LRA "off the battlefield" -

Big Peace: "Uganda, LRA, And The ‘Christian’ Lie"

Joseph Kony, the monstrous leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda, a group possibly more despicable than Hitler’s nazis, has apparently been targeted by the Obama administration. News broke on October 14th that 100 US troops were being sent to track Kony down. The meme that is being floated in the liberal media is that Kony is a radical Christian protestant. Obama’s apparatchiks might attempt to advance that meme as much as possible for political advantage against the Christian right. There’s a small problem with it. It’s a lie. (...) >>>

Oct. 17, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

On the Record: when's the next revolution?

BBC News: "Supercomputer predicts revolution"

Feeding a supercomputer with news stories could help predict major world events, according to US research. A study, based on millions of articles, charted deteriorating national sentiment ahead of the recent revolutions in Libya and Egypt. While the analysis was carried out retrospectively, scientists say the same processes could be used to anticipate upcoming conflict. The system also picked up early clues about Osama Bin Laden's location. (...) >>>

Sept. 29, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Justice, Pomo Style: giving justice its proper place

Justice isn't social justice or eco justice as leftist postmodernists have us believe. It's morality, the moral compass, which they prefer we think does not exist: the difference between right and wrong, truth from lie, true or false, good en evil -

Catholic Herald: "Full text: Pope’s address to the Bundestag"

(...) Allow me to begin my reflections on the foundations of law [Recht] with a brief story from sacred Scripture. In the First Book of the Kings, it is recounted that God invited the young King Solomon, on his accession to the throne, to make a request. What will the young ruler ask for at this important moment? Success – wealth – long life – destruction of his enemies? He chooses none of these things. Instead, he asks for a listening heart so that he may govern God’s people, and discern between good and evil (cf. 1 Kg 3:9). (...) Read it all >>>

Sept. 24, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TeaParty Album: the secret agenda

Hannan makes a correct observation. The Ruling Party prefers to deal with the Tea Party as an authoritarian mob. But there's another effect: the Overton Window. It lands the far Left somewhere in the mainstream - "The Tea Party tendency"

In his speech at the Liberal Democrat Party conference yesterday, energy secretary Chris Huhne declared: “we need no Tea Party tendency in Britain”. My view is completely different – I would argue that a Tea Party tendency is precisely what Britain needs. But let’s be clear about terms. As Daniel Hannan wrote on his blog yesterday:
The Tea Party, perhaps more than any other contemporary movement, brings out the 'Yeah, but what they're really saying…' tendency. The 'tea' stands for 'Taxed Enough Already' but, if you relied on the BBC and the Guardian for your information, you might not know it. Many Lefties pretend – or perhaps have genuinely convinced themselves – that the Tea Party is clandestinely protesting against immigration or abortion or the fact of having a mixed race president; anything, in fact, other than what it actually says it's against, viz big government. The existence of a popular and spontaneous anti-tax movement has unsettled the Establishment. They'd much rather deal with a stupid and authoritarian Right than with a libertarian one. Hence the almost desperate insistence that the Tea Partiers have some secret agenda… (...) >>>

Sept. 21, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Flotilla Tactic: Turkey picking a war, GR, CY, IL pull together

DebkaFile: "Israeli-Greek defense pact invoked versus Turkish naval and air movements"

Israel and Greece have invoked the mutual defense pact they signed secretly only 12 days ago in the light of heavy Turkish sea and air movements in the eastern Mediterranean. DEBKAfile's sources report that this was decided in a long nocturnal phone conversation Wednesday night Sept. 14 between the Israeli and Greek prime ministers, Binyamin Netanyahu and George Papandreou, and at Israel's expanded cabinet of eight, which was called into session over the Turkish threat to its off-shore oil and gas rigs. (...) >>>

Sept. 15,2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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The book is out! This must-have book is the how-to guide on how to fight the islamization of your town, your city, your country. This is a guide to protecting our country. (...) >>>

Sept. 6, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Smoke and Mirrors: fascism=Fabian socialism

Forbes: "Obama, Hitler, And Exploding The Biggest Lie In History", by Bill Flax

Numerous commentators have raised alarming comparisons between America’s recent economic foibles and Argentina’s fall “from breadbasket to basket case.” The U.S. pursues a similar path with her economy increasingly ensnared under the growing nexus of government control. Resources are redistributed for vote-buying welfare schemes, patronage style earmarks, and graft by unelected bureaucrats, quid pro quo with unions, issue groups and legions of lobbyists.

In Argentina, everyone acknowledges that fascism, state capitalism, corporatism – whatever – reflects very leftwing ideology. Eva Peron remains a liberal icon. President Obama’s Fabian policies (Keynesian economics) promise similar ends. His proposed infrastructure bank is just the latest gyration of corporatism. Why then are fascists consistently portrayed as conservatives?

In the Thirties, intellectuals smitten by progressivism considered limited, constitutional governance anachronistic. The Great Depression had apparently proven capitalism defunct. The remaining choice had narrowed between communism and fascism. Hitler was about an inch to the right of Stalin. Western intellectuals infatuated with Marxism thus associated fascism with the Right. (...) >>>

Sept. 4, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Political Pathology Asylum: Muslim Denial Psycho Explained

pOmoLanD: "OUCH! Psycho Explaining Muslim Denial"

In Judeo-Christian guilt culture we attach a lot of value to truth, sincerety and individual rights. The feeling of guilt is allowing us to live in accordance with our own morality and the dominant ethics system. But in the Arabic-Islamic shame culture it's more important how others see you. In this culture honor must be preserved and shame must be averted at all cost. You have basically carte blanche to do whatever evil comes to mind, as long as no one finds out about it (the hypocs!). Just consistently deny everything! (...) >>>

July 10, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Antisemitism: Council of Churches joins Islamo-Socialist Nexus

YNet: "The churches against Israel"

(...) The World Council of Churches, an ecumenical Christian body based in Genève and boasting 590 million worshippers, just ended a four-day conference in the Greek city of Volos. Not a single word of criticism was uttered there against the Islamists who are persecuting Arabs who believe Jesus.

Lutherans arrived to Volos from the United States, Catholics and Protestants from Bethlehem and Nazareth, Orthodox Christians from Greece and Russia, lecturers from Beirut and Copts from Egypt. The conference declared the Jewish State "a sin" and "occupying power," accused Israelis of "dehumanizing" the Palestinians, theologically dismantled the "choseness" of the Jewish people and called for "resistance" as a Christian duty. (...) >>>

6 juni 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pakistan's Double Bubble: oops! NATO/Pak tiffie

Someone who was at Tora Bora asserted these tiffies are happening all the time. It is said these are 'rogue elements in the Pakistan army' -

As John Kerry is despatched to smooth feathers ...

NYT: "Pakistan and NATO Forces Exchange Fire"

Pakistani ground troops opened fire on two NATO helicopters that crossed into Pakistan’s airspace from Afghanistan early Tuesday morning, the Pakistani Army said in a statement. In the firefight that followed, two Pakistani soldiers were wounded, it said. The clash provided another irritant to the already sour relationship between the United States and Pakistan in the wake of the May 2 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden at a compound deep inside Pakistan, heightening American mistrust of Pakistan and inflaming Pakistani sensitivities over sovereignty.

The exchange of fire on Tuesday took place at Admi Kot Post in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, an area that American officials have long regarded as a haven used by militants to attack coalition forces inside Afghanistan. NATO officials said they were looking into the incident, and could not immediately confirm whether the helicopters had indeed entered Pakistan’s airspace. Pakistani military officials said the NATO helicopters came about 400 yards into Pakistani territory. (...) >>>

May 17, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

GWOT: Obama's pics ban starting to look suspect

- Panetta: O-Team watching black screen -

Reuters: "Photos from the Bin Laden Compound"

Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons. The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths. The official, who wished to remain anonymous, sold the pictures to Reuters. None of the men looked like bin Laden. (...) >>>

May 5, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Pomo White House: defeat Obama campaign opens

Omaba, the visionary, foresees what can only be concluded with hindsight: "(...) I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; (...) "
--Barack Obama (Nomination Victory Speech 3rd June 2008) -

Don't forget to check the dedicated dossiers (scroll to bottom for Related).

Defeat Obama Campaign: "TV Ad: Barack Obama's Legacy of FAILURE"

Apr 10, 2011

Unless specifically pertaining to campaign issues, as of Barack Obama's election as President of the Unites States on 4th November 2008, the new dossier is "The Pomo Presidency".
The dossier has now officially been re-opened to cover the Obama un-re-election campaign.

Joe Six Pack and "the graveyard of empires" -

WND: "LETTERGATE - Busted! Obama praise planted in U.S. newspapers - Bogus messages from 'president's supporters' infest American print"

Obama supporters are flooding unsuspecting newspapers with pro-Obama letters purportedly from average citizens – with duplicate messages appearing in more than 70 publications across the nation. One writer identified as "Ellie Light" has published identical form letters in newspapers around the country. Sabrina Eaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Light claims to have different hometowns within the respective newspaper readership areas. Each letter is nearly identical in grammar, style and subject. (...) >>>

One of those double digit unemployed? Go astroturf for the Obama:

WND: "Help wanted: $24,000 to stop Glenn Beck, 'tea-baggers' - 'Grass-roots' organizers sought to 'counter hysteria and lies'"

Jan. 26, 2010

Mao Tse Dunn on media strategy:

WorldNetDaily: "White House boasts: We 'control' news media - Communications chief offers shocking confession to foreign government"

President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.

"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters," said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama's chief campaign manager.

"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it," Dunn said. (...) >>>

Oct. 19, 2009

The Foundry: "Obamabots Know Where You Live"

It’s hard to pick out the scariest part of the still unfolding story of how unionized state government workers violated Joe the Plumber’s privacy for political ends. The Columbus Dispatch reports today that President-elect Barack Obama supporter, donor, and director of Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services Helen Jones-Kelley “had no legitimate agency function or purpose” for pilfering the files of Joe the Plumber. Last month the Dispatch reported that Jones-Kelley personally requested state employees to search Joe’s files after Joe publically criticized then-candidate Obama.
The Inspector General report also found that Jones-Kelley committed a “wrongful act” (...) Ohio State Auditor Mary Taylor has called on Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland to hold Jones-Kelley accountable: “I urge Gov. Strickland, who campaigned on the promise of running an ethical administration, to ask for the resignation or terminate Ms. Jones-Kelley immediately.” So far, Jones-Kelley has only received one month unpaid leave slap on the wrist as punishment. Now we now how serious the left actually is about ethical government and protecting your privacy. (...) >>>

Nov 24, 2008

NewsMax: "Audit of Obama Fundraising Unlikely"

The Federal Election Commission is not likely to conduct a potentially embarrassing audit of Barack Obama’s record-breaking fundraising campaign despite allegations of questionable donations and accounting. That’s the disclosure from, which reports that Obama will probably escape scrutiny in large part because unlike John McCain, he declined to accept $84 million in public financing. Accepting that money automatically triggers an audit, meaning that the FEC is obligated to thoroughly audit the McCain campaign’s coffers, which will take months and cost McCain millions to defend.
Another factor that will discourage an Obama audit by the FEC is the sheer size of his fundraising haul — more than $650 million — which minimizes the significance of any errors. (...) over the course of the campaign FEC analysts have written more than a dozen letters to Obama citing hundreds of cases in which the campaign did not supply adequate information regarding contributors or accepted donations exceeding the legal limit. “The media — first conservative outlets then mainstream publications — seized on the FEC letters to Obama, singling out donations from apparently fictitious donors as well as from foreign addresses,” Politico reported.
One of the first to focus on the Obama campaign’s questionable fundraising tactics was Newsmax correspondent Kenneth R. Timmerman. (...) >>> (follows a list of Timmerman reports)

12th Nov 2008

... here we have another instance of 'criminalize the critics' - a very troubling feature of Obamaism ...

World Net Daily: "Cops at man's home for opposing Obama"

... here's the source of the breaking LA Times tape hostage story in her own words ...

Debbie Schlussel: "EXCLUSIVE: Ali Abunimah is Likely Source of Secreted Obama/Khalidi/Ayers Tape; LA Times' Wallsten Plagiarized Schlussel Back in April, Said Politico"

... and Jennifer Rubin on PJM in "This Is the Khalidi Obama Embraced" ... plus (wow, what a motivator!) Pamela on the Reverse Schlep (vid) ... and for the record, WaPo know what it is, "An 'Idiot Wind'" ...

1st Nov 2008

... unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn also attended the dinner ...

WSJ: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?- Obama, Khalidi and the technologically backward L.A.

With the election just five days away, a Los Angeles Times story from April has occasioned an interesting journalistic and political controversy. Yesterday's L.A. Times has the story:
John McCain's presidential campaign Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Times of "intentionally suppressing" a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist.
The Times first reported on the videotape in an April 2008 story about Obama's ties with Palestinians and Jews as he navigated the politics of Chicago. The report included a detailed description of the tape, but the newspaper did not make the video public.
"A major news organization is intentionally suppressing information that could provide a clearer link between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi," said McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb. " . . . The election is one week away, and it's unfortunate that the press so obviously favors Barack Obama that this campaign must publicly request that the Los Angeles Times do its job--make information public."
In the 1970s, according to the Times's April article, Khalidi "often spoke to reporters on behalf of Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization. (...) The L.A. Times says it promised its source that it would not release the videotape. As often happens in such cases, the paper is in the absurd position of defending itself for withholding information while thumping its chest about the public's right to know (...) >>>

30th Oct 2008

Politeia: "Pomo Obama for Justice"

Mary Grabar's post on PJM's "How Critical Race Theory Molded Obama" tells of Subjectivism and how it is applied to the field of justice. Obama, it would appear, is full of it ... "at least by his teaching and academic background" as a student of Professor Derrick Bell, to which we might add, and by the company he keeps. Grabar cites the infamous Duke lacrosse rape case as an illustration of things to come. (...) You'll also be surprised how racist Critical Race Theory is. How pernicious and typical to Postmodernism it is, can be gauged from the Wiki: the theory states to oppose "the continuation of all forms of subordination," whereas its basic premises lead to precisely that. (...) As opposed to "all men are created equal" or "in God's image," applying the same standard to all no matter the person or the circumstances, in Subjectivist Postmodernism unequal groups are compensated in proportion to their inequality. (...) >>>

29th Oct 2008

Politeia: "News for Activists: Call the LA Times"

(...) In 2003, Barack Obama lavished praise on Rashid Khalidi, a mouthpiece for Yasser Arafat. In the room were Weather Underground members Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. It was all caught on video. The Los Angeles Times blandly described the tape some time ago, but I'm told there is more to it than that — the tape shows enough sympathy from Barack Obama toward the causes of an Islamic radical that the American public has a right to see the tape. But the Los Angeles Times will not release the tape. Peter Wallsten, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times has seen the tape. (...) >>>

Politeia: "2001: Obama's Principles for a Socialist State (analysis)"

In the following 2001 interview with Chicago Public Radio (Hat Tip All American Blogger) we can hear Barack Obama positing a couple of important matters, against the backdrop that redistribution of wealth is a value. Under discussion is, how come 'economic justice' isn't in place yet, and how can we bring it about. (...) >>>

28th Oct 2008

Politeia: "A Comprehensive Guide to Youth for Obama"

(...) children of any age as a rule are innocent, vulnerable and impressionable. This is why we strive to shield them from predators and exploitation. Doses of reality are administered piecemeal in a controlled fashion, carefully dispensed when we believe they are able to handle a given situation. Children lack the mental tool to discriminate, and are therefore open to suggestion. Precisely because their minds are like sponges, soaking up all information that's available to them, the totalitarians of our world prefer their pawns young, at the earliest age possible. Watching the scene from a distance, all signs flare up in red alert, alarm bells toll at full throttle, but none of the caveats reach the general public who, as willing nymphets at the political lily pond are heartily enjoying their play of seduction with the Postmodern rendition of Peter Pan. Consider the conditions:

If children are becoming a lever in the campaign - or should we say 'movement' (see cashed screen shot of the top down "Grassroots 'Kids for Obama Parade' (Organizing)" - click to enlarge) - should we be surprised of creepy initiatives on the ground, signs that the malignant memes have long reached ground level? The child choir (...) >>>

27th Oct. 2008

Politeia: "The Final Stretch" (includes photo material of Obama as a member of the Marxist New Party)

World Net Daily in "Obama spreads wealth – to non-taxpayers" Brad O'Leary, the author of "The Audacity of Deceit" rips senator's universal mortgage credit as socialist 'welfare wealth redistribution. " (...) Freedoms Defense Funds today released a TV ad on Obama's campaigning for Kenyan Communist agitator Raila Odinga. In the post "The O Plot Thickens: Law Suits Like Kittens" we reported in detail how Raila came into power by signing a pact with the country's Muslim representatives, imposing sharia law and evoking cooperation with the GWOT - which was particularly outrageous in the light that Obama in 2006, as a member of the Senate, campaigned in Kenya for his cousin at the taxpayer's expense. The post also contains a link to a PDF document stating that “Friends of Senator BO” are on the books for 66,000,000 Kenyan Shillings/US$1 million. In the post-election turmoil atrocities were committed against the Christian population. (...)

Investigator Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, has published the latest findings on Obama's associations with ACORN on the site of National Review. Kurtz in "Something New Here - Radical? Check. Tied to ACORN? Check. Redistributionist? Check.": "During his first campaign for the Illinois state senate in 1995-96, Barack Obama was a member of, and was endorsed by, the far-left New Party. Obama’s New Party ties give the lie to his claim to be a post-partisan, post-ideological pragmatist. Particularly in Chicago, the New Party functioned as the electoral arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). (...)

Ken Timmerman on NewsMax has the latest on the credit card donation fraud. Daniel Pipes on Middle East Forum raises the question of Obama failing security clearance and the connections and even indebtedness, throughout his career, to extremist Islam. Also on NewsMax David A. Patten says that when it comes to offering the public documents about his own public and private activities, Obama’s record for openness gets an "F" grade. He maps what's on public record and what isn't. You'll be amazed. >>>

26th Oct 2008

... we empathize with WSJ's James Taranto, who writes in an email that this issue keeps bothering him - likewise; we've been hearing it on and of over the last few days, haven't even had the time to put it on record, but the gaffe remains strangly annoying on a number of levels: the press bias, its enormity, and wtf did Biden mean, but most of all, what playbook has he blown the lid off ... have the feeling this may come down to haunt us ...

Related to campaign:

- "Astroturfing for O"
- "Obama's Radical Connections"
- "Americana"
- "The McCain-Palin Ticket"

Related to Presidency:

"Ruled by the Mob"
"The Obama Civil Defense Force"
"Stop The Obama Constitutional Crisis"
"Health Care"
"Obama's Radical Connections"
"The Pomo Presidency" (covering the period of the Obama tenure)

To archive >>>

Friday, February 25, 2011

Doing "a Maggy": Scott Walker in the Iron Lady's footsteps

WaPo: "Rubicon: A river in Wisconsin", by Charles Krauthammer

The magnificent turmoil now gripping statehouses in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and soon others marks an epic political moment. The nation faces a fiscal crisis of historic proportions and, remarkably, our muddled, gridlocked, allegedly broken politics have yielded singular clarity. At the federal level, President Obama's budget makes clear that Democrats are determined to do nothing about the debt crisis, while House Republicans have announced that beyond their proposed cuts in discretionary spending, their April budget will actually propose real entitlement reform. Simultaneously, in Wisconsin and other states, Republican governors are taking on unsustainable, fiscally ruinous pension and health-care obligations, while Democrats are full-throated in support of the public-employee unions crying, "Hell, no."

A choice, not an echo: Democrats desperately defending the status quo; Republicans charging the barricades.

Wisconsin is the epicenter. It began with economic issues. When Gov. Scott Walker proposed that state workers contribute more to their pension and health-care benefits, he started a revolution. Teachers called in sick. Schools closed. Demonstrators massed at the capitol. Democratic senators fled the state to paralyze the Legislature.

Unfortunately for them, that telegenic faux-Cairo scene drew national attention to the dispute - and to the sweetheart deals the public-sector unions had negotiated for themselves for years. They were contributing a fifth of a penny on a dollar of wages to their pensions and one-fourth what private-sector workers pay for health insurance. (...) >>>

Feb. 25, 2011

The French are 'at it' again. Sarko's turn to tame the beast -

Telegraph: "Protesters to hit France en masse"

Airport staff, bus and train drivers, teachers, postal workers and armoured truck drivers who stock cash machines will join refinery workers and others in a day of nationwide strikes against Mr Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age.

Fuel shortages will worsen as refinery strikes go into an eighth day, and the authorities will be alert for any escalation of sporadic violence on Monday in some cities, with small groups of troublemakers torching vehicles and scuffling with police. (...) >>>

Oct. 19, 2010

Meantime in the home country... While calling for legislation to raise the legal threshold for triggering a strike London Mayor, Boris Johnson in his conference speech today is following Maggy Thatcher's footsteps -


Union bosses have gone absolutely beserk, and are seething with rage at the brutal honesty of Boris Johnson’s analysis of the transport strike in today’s Daily Telegraph. They say the truth hurts. In this instance, the truth hit all the strikers with such a karmic smack in the kisser than they ran squeaking to David Cameron like sissies, telling him to intervene, like a bunch of snivelling little girls. Geez! Is big bad Boris making you cry? (...) Boris said: “This is a nakedly political strike. It has nothing whatever to do with health and safety – nor have the union leaderships raised any such fears in the course of the negotiations. (...) >>>

Oct. 4, 2010

Greek unions, tamed at last ... but it's a terribly close shave at a very high price -

FoxBusiness: "Greek Union, Employers Groups Clinch 3-year Wage Pact"

Greece's private sector umbrella union GSEE and the country's major employers' groups reached a three-year wage pact Thursday that freezes wages and pegs future increases to euro zone inflation. According to a statement by GSEE, Greek workers will get no salary increase this year, and will only see rises of roughly 1.5% in 2011 and 1.7% in 2012. Those increases, to be set each year on July 1, will be based on the prevailing euro zone inflation rate. Greece currently has an inflation rate hovering around 5% and has seen price increases traditionally outpace those of the rest of Europe.

As such, the agreement will translate into an effective loss in purchasing power for most Greek workers.The agreement comes after months of on-again, off-again negotiations that coincided with Greece's economic crisis and which forced the government earlier this year to seek an EUR110 billion loan from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. Under the terms of that loan deal, Greece has cut worker protections, slashed public sector wages and extra month bonuses, while also cutting pensions across the board. (...) >>>

Jul 15, 2010

EU chief delivers stark warning to unions -

MailOnline: "Nightmare vision for Europe as EU chief warns 'democracy could disappear' in Greece, Spain and Portugal"

Democracy could ‘collapse’ in Greece, Spain and Portugal unless urgent action is taken to tackle the debt crisis, the head of the European Commission has warned. In an extraordinary briefing to trade union chiefs last week, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso set out an ‘apocalyptic’ vision in which crisis-hit countries in southern Europe could fall victim to military coups or popular uprisings as interest rates soar and public services collapse because their governments run out of money. The stark warning came as it emerged that EU chiefs have begun work on an emergency bailout package for Spain which is likely to run into hundreds of billions of pounds. (...) >>>

June 15, 2010

Day of union violence, 3 dead -

Demotix: "Austerity protests turn violent in Greece"

Mass rallies organised to protests the austerity measures introduced by the Greek government following EU-IMF bailout deal turn into riots. (...) In Athens three people died after the bank in the entrance to their office block was firebombed. (...) >>>

May 5, 2010

Greek CP can't pass up a good crisis -
We must assume the unions have no qualms about their endless demands, which in the end has caused this crisis - in the photo: KKE, the Communist Party of Greece trying to trigger a pan European revolution, seriously -

Telegraph: "Greek protestors unfurl banners on Acropolis"

Greek protesters have unfurled banners over the walls of the Acropolis attacking new austerity measures imposed as a condition of an international bailout. (...) >>>

May 4, 2010

This May Day item while Greece is in turmoil is more about the usual anarchistic violence then anything else (I'll replace it ASAP), but it's a reminder that - if the Socialist PASOK Government is to clean up its own mess dating back to 2003 - they'll have to do a Maggy sooner rather than later. Greece's unions are the UK miners on steroids -

Reuters: "Greek police fire tear gas in May Day protest clash"

May 1, 2010

Europe versus the welfare state Ponzi schemes -

PJM: "European Welfare State Model under Strain as Labor Tensions Rise", by Soeren Kern

Europe has been hit by a wave of industrial and social unrest in recent days and weeks, as workers across the continent push back against efforts to cut government spending and drive down wages. The uncoordinated strikes and protests, which have taken place in at least a dozen European countries and have threatened to paralyze much of the continent, may be a harbinger of more unrest to come. With much of Europe in or just barely out of recession and many millions of Europeans out of work and collecting welfare checks, governments large and small are scrambling to fix gaping budget holes in an effort to stave off financial disaster.

In Spain, for example, the government spent twice as much as it took in during 2009, with unemployment benefits constituting the largest single component of government expenditures. Many other European countries are in a similar bind. Indeed, with millions of long-term unemployed Europeans on track to becoming permanent wards of the state, the European social model is under strain as never before. (...) even if European publics are in denial about the future viability of the European social welfare state, a growing number of European governments seem to be acknowledging, albeit reluctantly, that their social and economic model is unsustainable. Strange, then, that many Americans view the European model as something to emulate rather than avoid. What follows is a brief summary of some of the strikes and protest movements to hit Europe in recent days (...) >>>

Feb. 28, 2010

Performing "a Maggy" in France, at your peril!

Our friends the French have finally managed to cross the fine line separating demonstration and striking rights from criminal behavior. It was a matter of time. It probably has something to do with the Rousseau inspired brand of revolutionary zeal, which goes along with a mentality in which 'the end justifies the means'.

Below is a link to a story of union members threatening to blow up a factory'; Dutch newspaper De Pers (no English language article as yet available) has it that: "French workers at a Michelin factory and an American manufacturer of cigarette paper Tuesday and Wednesday took several managers hostage. All were released shortly afterwards."

The Car Connection: "New Tactic For Unions On Strike: Threaten To Blow Up Factory"

Now a few members of GCT, the French auto workers union, have come up with a new and novel technique to keep their jobs--or at least to get a better buyout. They're threatening to blow up their workplace if they don't. French partsmaker New Fabris declared bankruptcy in April and closed altogether in mid-June, meaning its employees will receive unemployment payments but no severance money.

Last week, several dozen of its 360 workers occupied the company's parts plant outside Chatellerault, in the southwest of France. The factory is thought to contain about $5 million of parts and machinery. The strikers want 30,000 Euros (roughly $42,000) each from New Fabris clients Renault and PSA Peugeot-Citroen to walk away from the threat. Both companies say it is not their responsibility to take care of their suppliers' workers. (...) >>>

July 23, 2009

... the following are excerpts from a comprehensive article - for complete appreciation we recommend reading it in its entirety ...

WSJ: "Obama Is the Anti-Thatcher", by Andrew Wilson

The Democratic Party Convention in Denver has been called political theater, but it was really a masquerade ball. Again and again, speakers invoked the language of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan -- stressing the value of hard work and responsibility for self and family -- while advancing a set of pro-union and collectivist economic policies. If today's Democrats had their way, they would put the United States in the same approximate position as pre-Thatcher Britain, when the streets of London were choked with garbage because of a strike by sanitation workers and Britain was known around the world as "the sick man of Europe." (...)

When Mrs. Thatcher became Britain's prime minister in 1979, she assumed leadership of a country that had been devastated by several decades of ruinous economic and social policies. This was due to the same aversion to competition and international trade, and the same misplaced faith in the ability of government to act as the engine of progress and the guarantor of jobs. (...) One has to wonder who Mr. Obama thinks he is to suppose he'd be able to make so many correct calls in directing investment flows in one industry after the next while sitting in the White House. (...) The Labour Party politicians in Britain who came to power at the end of World War II shared the same enthusiasm for government direction and micromanagement of the economy. Like the Democratic Party of today, the Labour Party of yesteryear was obsessed with the issue of job security and fearful of competition from abroad. (...)
In revitalizing the British economy, Mrs. Thatcher lightened regulation, reduced trade barriers, privatized a raft of publicly owned companies, lowered taxes (especially for the most highly taxed, which is to say those at higher income levels), and went to battle against the powerful trade-union bosses in order to establish greater democracy within the unions. She outlawed the closed shop and required ballots before strikes and ballots in the election of trade-union leaders. One thing she did not do was to set a goal of full employment -- insisting that "jobs (in a free society) depend not on government but upon satisfying customers."

Contra Mr. Obama, she also stated: "The fact is that in a market economy government does not -- and cannot -- know where jobs will come from: If it did know, all those interventionist policies for 'picking winners' and 'backing success' would not have picked losers and compounded failure." (...) If, under an Obama presidency, the unions succeed in organizing Wal-Mart -- now the biggest target in their sights -- it will have one entirely predictable result: not the protection of jobs but the destruction of jobs by slowing or stopping Wal-Mart's growth. Nor will it help U.S. consumers if Wal-Mart is forced to hang out new signs saying "Everyday High Prices." >>>

Updated: 4th Sep 2008
Times Online: "Weakened Gordon Brown gives in to union demands - Concessions on minimum wage and time off" (cartoon by Peter Brookes)

Gordon Brown has caved in to unions, allowing a series of concessions - including an extension of the minimum wage - in a move that sent shudders through the business community. Coming days after Labour’s humiliating defeat in the Glasgow East by-election, it also puts pressure on the Prime Minister’s weakened position. Dave Prentis, the Unison general secretary, hailed the deal as a return to Labour’s “core values”. (...) Business leaders gave warning that the measures, which include new rights to time off, would hit companies’ ability to compete during an economic downturn. Changes to the minimum wage in particular could cost businesses an extra £88 million a year.

The party also agreed to extend parental leave and to impose new limits on private contractors to the Health Service. (...) Neil Carberry, head of employment policy at the CBI, said: “During an economic slowdown business can’t bear the burden of increased regulation. The flexibility of Britain’s labour market is an important competitive advantage.” >>>

Updated: 27th July 2008

Spiegel Online Int'l: "Massive Strikes ahead of Greek Pension Reform Vote" - Hat tip: Phantis

With a critical pension reform vote set for Thursday, millions of workers walked off the job in Greece to protest the plan. Thousands rallied in both Athens and Thessaloniki. Greece was hamstrung Wednesday as millions of workers walked off the job to protest pension reforms being considered by the country's conservative government. Around 10,000 people gathered in central Athens at a rally to protest a bill that would re-structure Greece's debt-ridden pension scheme. (...) >>>

Updated: 19th Mar 2008
...Progressives - so conservative!
Reuters: "Greek unions walk out over pension reform bill" - Hat tip: Phantis

Greek public transport halted, flights were disrupted and public services shut down during a three-hour walkout on Wednesday by unions opposing a pension reform bill they say hurts their benefits. Private and public sector workers walked off the job at 1000 GMT. State carrier Olympic airlines scrapped seven flights and rescheduled three so workers could take part in the strike action. Lawyers, doctors, port workers and engineers joined in. (...) >>> ... photos of bargage heaps will follow ...

Updated: 12th Mar 2008

The Wall Street Journal: "French Street Fight"

Congested streets and idle trains are a familiar sight in France. But the huge transport strike, which paralyzed the country for over a week, could be one of the (...) >>>

The following items provide some background to the dossier

- Telegraph: "David Cameron vows to repeat Thatcher's attack on unions"

- Palgrave: "The Politics of the Thatcher Revolution - An Interpretation of British Politics 1979 - 1990", by Geoffrey K. Fry

- ConservativeHome: "David Cameron to invoke the spirit of Thatcher in challenging the vested interests in the unions - and the big banks, with a bank tax"

- Iain Macwhirter Now and Then: "Margaret Thatcher. My Part In Her Downfall"

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Terror in Greece: Sect of Revolutionaries on terror list

Breitbart: "US adds left-wing Greek group to terror list" (AFP)

The US State Department on Thursday added a left-wing Greek group, the Sect of Revolutionaries, to its list of terrorist organizations, saying it poses a threat to US national security. Washington said the group, known by the Greek acronym SE, now faces a raft of restrictions and financial sanctions.

"This action will help stem the flow of finances to SE by blocking all property subject to US jurisdiction in which SE has an interest and prohibiting all transactions by US persons with the organization," the State Department said in a statement.

It said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton singled out the Sect of Revolutionaries "because the organization's indiscriminate terrorist activities threaten the national security of the United States." "SE is a Greek terrorist organization that uses violence to try to provoke a revolution and overthrow the Greek government," the statement said.

Washington cited the murders of a police officer and a journalist, as well as two recent shooting attacks for which the group has claimed responsibility. Daniel Benjamin, the Department of State's Coordinator for Counterterrorism, said the move shows US solidarity with Greece in fighting a surge in left-wing extremism. (...) >>>

Feb. 24, 2011

A launching pad to Europe -

IAN: "Radical Islamic subversion in Greece", by Ioannis Michaletos

A well known hypothesis in the European and American security circles is that the region of Southeastern Europe, including the Eurozone country Greece, is on the verge of a full-scale radical Islamic subversion process which is being facilitated by myriad Islamic-originating groups aiming to gain a strong foothold in Europe.

A recent revelation by the infamous Wiki leaks US Dept of State telegrams, showed that already since 2009, the ex-Ambassador of US in Athens, Mr. Daniel Speckhard, has noted the danger of the creation of extremist Islamic cells in Greece and the use of the country as a traverse point of terrorists from the Middle East to other European countries. (...) >>>

Jan. 30, 2011

5 domestic terror case studies -

Int'l Analyst Netwerk: "Greek domestic terrorism: Case studies of past attacks", by Ioannis Michaletos

The following short case studies examine several terrorist attacks by Greek domestic groups in Athens over the past 20 years. Each attack is being described in two parts with data derived from open sources material. The Greek domestic terrorist groups are active in the country since the mid-70's and although quite a few groups have been disbanded, some still operate and manage to attack. (...) >>>

Dec. 29, 2010

No Marx brothers here -

Yesterday, November 17, marks the beginning of winter in Athens. It is also the day the uprising at the Polytechnic University against the military junta in 1973 is commemorated. It would appear an inter-Marxist war has erupted between socialists and anarchists. Demotix pictures a grim showing:

Demotix: "Athens Polytechnic uprising Commemoration"

About 30,000 people marched today in Athens to commemorate the Athens Polytechnic uprising against the Greek military junta on 17th November 1973. Minor clashes occurred and 60 people were arrested. Athens, Greece. 17/11/2010

The Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973 was a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. The uprising began on November 14, 1973, escalated to an open anti-junta, anti-american and anti-imperialist revolt and ended in bloodshed in the early morning of November 17 after a series of events starting with a tank crashing through the gates of the Polytechnic. (...) >>>

Nov. 18, 2010

The bombing campaign against embassies

Also suspect packages found at the Embassy of Bulgaria. Yesterday at Netherlands Embassy -

The Gazette: "Bomb goes off at Swiss Embassy in Athens, no injuries"

A bomb went off on Tuesday at the Swiss embassy in Athens but there were no immediate reports of injuries, Greek police officials said.

"A small bomb exploded at the Swiss embassy in Athens, there was no warning call," said a police official speaking under condition he not be identified. "We have no reports of injuries so far." >>>

Nov. 2, 2010

Anarchy strikes the court -

RealClearWorld: "Bomb explodes inside Greek courthouse, 1 wounded", Costas Kantouris

A powerful bomb exploded inside a courthouse in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki Friday, sending smoke billowing in the building and wounding one person. It was the second bombing in two days — after a blast Thursday outside a jail in Athens that also wounded one person — raising concern that a recent crackdown on Greek militant groups could spur a new series of attacks. (...)

The attack came less than a day after a powerful bomb exploded Thursday night outside Greece's largest prison, Korydallos, in the Greek capital, Athens. One woman was slightly injured in that blast, cut by flying glass. That blast had also been preceded by a warning call to a newspaper. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack, but suspicion fell on radical Greek militant groups that have stepped up attacks in recent years and have been targeted in a recent police crack down.

Last month, authorities arrested and charged six people with membership of Greece's most active militant left wing group. The Revolutionary Struggle organization fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. embassy in Athens in 2007, causing no injuries. Several suspected members of that group are being held at Korydallos on pretrial detention. >>>

May 14, 2010

A counter terror coup -

Athens News Agency: "Terrorism investigation"

Counter-terrorism police were continuing on Sunday a major coordinated operation and house searches in Attica prefecture and the periphery launched at dawn the previous day, while at least six people have been taken in for questioning and developments expected, according to police sources. The sources said that the operation marked the opening of a new chapter in the issue of terrorism, and would be extensive, with continuous developments expected. At least six people, among them one or two women, who are believed to be members of a terrorist group, were currently being interrogated by counter-terrorism police. (...) >>>

Apr 11, 2010

Just as some anarchist den of morons claims responsibility for last week's blasts, an immigrant mother and two children, who thought to escape the violence in Afghanistan, are the victims of another blast targetting the Greek state -

NYT: "Leftist Guerrilla Group Claims Athens Bomb Attacks"

Greek guerrilla group claimed responsibility Monday for three bomb attacks in Athens last week which caused minor damage but no injuries. The Fire Conspiracy Cells group said it was behind the explosions Saturday outside a police detention centre and the home of a leading member of the Pakistani community.

The group also said it set off a home-made bomb which damaged the office of the ultra nationalist group Golden Dawn in central Athens Friday, according to the police and a statement posted on the Internet. The Fire Conspiracy Cells claimed responsibility in January for a small blast outside parliament and a more powerful explosion late last year which wrecked the ground floor of the National Insurance building. (...) >>>

Mar 29, 2010

Deutsche Welle: "Bomb explodes outside Greek parliament"

A bomb has exploded outside Greece's parliament in the heart of Athens. Police believe a leftist guerrilla group is responsible for the attack. (...) >>>

Jan. 10, 2010


- "The Wild Fires of Pyro Terrorism"

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Nuke Alert: Syria nuking up again

WSJ: "Second Suspected Syria Nuclear Site Is Found"

A second suspected nuclear installation has been identified in Syria, according to commercial satellite photos, providing new evidence that Damascus may have been pursuing atomic weapons before a 2007 Israeli military strike.

The publishing Wednesday of the photos by Washington's Institute for Science and International Security could increase pressure on the United Nations to demand expansive new inspections of suspect Syrian facilities during a March board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency. (...) >>>

Feb. 24, 2011

Over 30 countries breaching Iran sanctions -

Haaretz: "WikiLeaks: Iran developing nuclear bomb with help of more than 30 countries"

Iran has been developing contacts in more than 30 countries to acquire technology, equipment and raw materials needed to build a nuclear bomb, a Norwegian newspaper said on Sunday, citing U.S. diplomatic cables. Aftenposten said that according to the cables, obtained by WikiLeaks, more than 350 Iranian companies and organizations were involved in the pursuit of nuclear and missile technology between 2006 and 2010. (...) >>>

Jan. 16, 2011

Headed for a show down -

Haaretz: "Saudis to let IDF use airspace to attack Iran"

Saudi Arabia has indicated to Israel that it would not protest use of its airspace by Israeli fighter jets in the event the government resolves to launch a military assault against Iran, according to a report which appeared in the British newspaper The Sunday Times. The Prime Minister's office issued a statement in response Sunday morning, saying that "the Sunday Times report is fundamentally false and completely baseless." According to The Sunday Times, Mossad chief Meir Dagan held secret meetings with Saudi officials, who gave their tacit approval to Israel's use of the kingdom's airspace. (...) The report also quoted John Bolton (...) said Arab leaders have privately expressed trepidation at the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran. "None of them would say anything about it publicly but they would certainly acquiesce in an overflight if the Israelis didn't trumpet it as a big success," Bolton told The Sunday Times. (...) >>>

July 5, 2009

Caroline is very worried, and it shows! Her analysis is spot on: as the Israeli raid on the Syrian Nuke/Nork" has proved there are no separate Tehran, Amman, and Pyongyang issues, since this is one single axis. Seriously, while this is headed for a show down, the Great Zero's National Security Advisor is in London negotiating the Israeli settlements! This administration has serious priority issues!

PJTV: "Iranian Missles and the Middle East Peace Process"

Caroline Glick talking to Joe Hicks (video)

May 28, 2009

Yahoo!News: "Report: North Korea restarts nuclear plant"

A strident North Korea has reportedly restarted a weapons-grade nuclear plant and staged a mass rally to celebrate its second nuclear test as world powers, including allies China and Russia, moved Wednesday to punish the isolated communist regime. The North also announced that South Korea's decision to participate in an international program aimed at stemming the flow of weapons of mass destruction was equal to a "declaration of war." Pyongyang said through its official news agency that it would respond with military action if the South tried to stop or search any of its ships. South Korea decided to join the program, known as the Proliferation Security Initiative, after Monday's nuclear test. (...) >>>

May 27, 2009

CNN's Mike Chinoy (no URL available) is of the opinion these Nork tests must be seen in the light that A. underlings are keen to prove their loyalty to the ailing, dear leader and, B. the ailing, dear leader is trying to get the attention of the American dear leader, so as to enforce bilateral talks:

CNN: "North Korea's second nuclear test stirs outrage"

May 25, 2009

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Emergence (pomo) Church: the Trojan horse


Unfortunately, we’re living in a time of growing spiritual blindness as Jesus sends 1 Peter 4:17 judgments against the visible Christian church; this darkness is why mainstream evangelicalism would make such a foolish decision to embrace the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church aka the Emerging Church with its quasi-universalism in a new version of postmodern Progressive Christian theology under their spiritual circus “big tent” of empty Emergence Christianity. Apprising Ministries brings you the following words of warning circa 1985 by Dr. Walter Martin (1928-1989), a renowned defender of what he so often referred to as “the historic orthodox Christian faith.”

Concerning the methodology of liberalism aka modern theology that was used to take over the dead and dying mainline denominations Martin, a former adherent to liberal theology, said:
There is a progression that takes place in liberal theology: It begins with a corrupt bibliology, a corrupt view of the nature and the inspiration of Scripture. They have a corrupt theology because once you are picking and choosing from the Bible what you want, your theology has to suffer from it, because your human reason is corrupt… every major theological seminary that has turned from orthodox Christianity began with disbelief of Biblical doctrine. There wasn’t a single exception. (...) >>>
Feb. 19, 2011

Gospel according to the Left -

American Vision: "The Left’s Change of Heart Concerning Jesus"

You know when the Left is in trouble: They start praying to Jesus. Well, not exactly praying the way we Christians understand it. The leftist’s prayer is rather trying to recruit Jesus to their agenda and goals, not really ask Jesus what He wishes.

This is what Mehdi Hasan has done in his article, “What Would Jesus Do?” in the New Statesman. Hasan is the senior politics editor of the New Statesman; and the New Statesman is a British left-wing magazine founded by members of the Fabian Society back in 1913. Yes, the same Fabian Society that has adopted for its emblem a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Socialists seem quite eager these days to embrace Jesus. It seems like some religion might not hurt socialism after all. (...) >>>

Dec. 23, 2010

Deconstructing Christianity -

PJM: "The Leftist World Council of Churches and the Jews - The empty-church clergy now says that references to the Israelites of the Bible are only metaphoric references", by Abraham H. Miller

Get used to it my fellow Jews, the World Council of Churches hate you. These empty-church clergy with their theology that turns Jesus into a mere symbol, they hate you. Even though they have rewritten Jesus as symbol and transformed the Bible to metaphor, your existence is the greatest obstacle to their newest version of replacement theology. Why are you still here among them?

This is why the World Council of Churches (the “Bern Perspective“) in 2008 translated even your history into a metaphor. The World Council of Churches now says that references to the Israelites of the Bible are only metaphoric references.

No Israelites, no Jesus, no temple, no wailing wall, no relationship between you and the land of your ancestors. Unable to exterminate you, they now have declared you a bastardized people, a people without lineage, without ancestors. You are no longer the people of the Bible. You are the people who have stolen the metaphoric and ethereal references of the newly interpreted book of allegories. (...) >>>

Dec. 15, 2010

News for Pomo -

Greg Koukl is a Aristotlean (non-contradictory) philosopher who doesn't take kindly to the postmodern premise of "many truths" (we are in his debt) -

Stand to Reason/Solid Ground: "Author's Foreword", by Greg Koukl (PDF)

“Do you take the Bible literally?” is a question frequently asked about biblical interpretation. I answer that I try to take the Bible with the precision the particular biblical writer intended. I take the words at their plain meaning unless the writer has signaled me to do otherwise. When you think about it, this is the basic rule we apply to everything we read, whether novels, newspapers, periodicals, or poems. Ironically, Evangelicals who pride themselves on “taking the bible literally” often feel comfortable fleeing the plain, literal sense of a passage whenever “the Spirit leads.” (...) When verses can have different meanings for different people based on Holy Spirit “promptings,” it begins to undermine the truth of the “faith, which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). [to them] There are as many “truths” as there are readers. That’s why I’ve devoted this issue of Solid Ground Enhanced to offering a biblical argument against this practice (...) >>>

May 5, 2010

It's the 'new monasticism' now! -

NCR: "In Search of the Emerging Church" (series)

Dec. 29, 2009

Middle East Forum: "Are Judaism and Christianity as Violent as Islam?", by Raymond Ibrahim

"There is far more violence in the Bible than in the Qur'an; the idea that Islam imposed itself by the sword is a Western fiction, fabricated during the time of the Crusades when, in fact, it was Western Christians who were fighting brutal holy wars against Islam."[1] So announces former nun and self-professed "freelance monotheist," Karen Armstrong. This quote sums up the single most influential argument currently serving to deflect the accusation that Islam is inherently violent and intolerant: All monotheistic religions, proponents of such an argument say, and not just Islam, have their fair share of violent and intolerant scriptures, as well as bloody histories. Thus, whenever Islam's sacred scriptures—the Qur'an first, followed by the reports on the words and deeds of Muhammad (the Hadith)—are highlighted as demonstrative of the religion's innate bellicosity, the immediate rejoinder is that other scriptures, specifically those of Judeo-Christianity, are as riddled with violent passages. More often than not, this argument puts an end to any discussion (...) If this is how Christians behaved—who are commanded to love, bless, and do good to their enemies who hate, curse, and persecute them—how much more can be expected of Muslims who, while sharing the same violent tendencies, are further commanded by the Deity to attack, kill, and plunder nonbelievers? >>>

June 8, 2009

It's all about Narcissistic little me and my sentimentality - what I 'feeeel' must be true and so to hell with doctrine (no matter, it's all about demoralization anyway so who cares) ...

WND: "Emergent church leader says 'gay' can be biblical lifestyle - Cutting-edge Christianity debates: Should we accept homosexuality?"
One of the key leaders of today's most cutting-edge church movement has opened an Internet discussion on the issue of same-sex marriage with the bold proclamation that he believes "gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer" individuals can and should live out their sexuality in – and blessed by – the Christian church. "I now believe that GLBTQ can live lives in accord with biblical Christianity (as least as much as any of us can!)," writes author and church leader Tony Jones, "and that their monogamy can and should be sanctioned and blessed by church and state."
Jones is an author and former youth pastor who holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also the national coordinator of Emergent Village, a loosely-formed friendship of churches that derive their descriptive name from having "emerged" from postmodernism to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into a post-Christian culture. (...) Jones writes, "all the time I could feel myself drifting toward acceptance that gay persons are fully human persons and should be afforded all of the cultural and ecclesial benefits that I am."(...) >>>

Nov 23, 2008

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