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Tuesday, October 23. 2007
Thomas Jefferson was a geek with the ladies.
Thompson: I will campaign the way I want to.
Violence in Iraq drops 70%. Ace. Also, The surge is only the first step, by Jeff Emmanuel at Am. Thinker. And† Bin Laden gives Iraq terrorists a pep talk.†Also, What's the next challenge in Iraq? by Ignatius at WaPo.
The UK's NHS has made dentists obsolete.
John Fund on Louisiana's Boy Wonder
"He knew what he was fighting for." The Congressional Medal of Honor, with video.
A push to legalize internet gambling.
Today's speaker line-up for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.
Did you miss The Barrister's Yankee Code during our technical problems over the weekend?
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If you have a hard time understanding why Congress is at such loggerheads itís because of the following. Al the members of the Congressional Progressive Congress are Democrats. Their genealogy speaks for itself.
I have for a time been working on a comparison between the Democratic Socialists of America and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. One could measure the difference with a micrometer. For those too busy with life's demands here is some of what I've developed off the net and in talking directly to some surly gut at the headquarters for the Democratic Socialists of America.
This will perhaps shed some light on why the Democratic Party is so anti-American and the lap dog for George Soros and his ilk.
In "Pelosi - Leader of Progressive Caucus," it was revealed: "Until 1999, the website of the Progressive Caucus was hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Following an expose of the link between the two organizations in World Net Daily, the Progressive Caucus established its own website." (WorldNetDaily.com, Nov 11, 2002)
On the website of the DSA it boldly declares: "We are socialists...Democracy and socialism go hand in hand...wherever...democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as well."
The DSA increases its influence and power by networking with the Democratic Party to advance social justice programs and policies such as affirmative ation and Stalinist hate crime laws. "Like our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party."
Following are brief descriptions of some of the social justice seeking subversives in the Democratic Progressive Caucus, whose words and actions embrace the tenets of communism:
1. Barbara Lee (D-CA): Former agent of the Black Panther leader and convicted killer, Huey Newton. Lee conspired with fellow communist, Cong. Ron Dellums, who used his authority to impede U.S. foreign policy with regard to the Communist dictatorship of Grenada ... Anti-American Communist who supports America's enemies and has actively collaborated with them." (Radical Road Map, James H. Hansen, p.189)
2. Jim McDermott (D-WA): "In 2002, McDermott and fellow Progressive Caucus member Rep. David Bonoir (D-Mich) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) traveled to Baghdad, where they publicly embraced Saddam Hussein and created propaganda on his behalf."
3. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill), who has accepted an award from the DSA, once told one of its writers: "The American people are not ideological; therefore, the way to go is to attack private power." (ibid)
4. John Conyers (D-MI): "In 1981 Conyers co-hosted a delegation from the Soviet front World Peace Council, giving that group a forum in Congress. Conyers endorsed a Communist-led antiwar demonstration in Washington in 1983 and...spoke at another Washington demonstration led by ANSWER in 2003."
(Radical Road Map's, James H. Hansen, p 189)
5. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) "has taken part in...CAIR (a radical group with ties to Mideast terrorist organizations) events...including a Ramadan iftar...hosted (on Capitol Hill) by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA)." (Kucinich Headlines Muslim Fundraiser, WorldNetDaily.com, Nov. 30, 2003)
The Constitution requires that members of Congress "shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation to support this constitution." The Oath of Office sworn to by U.S. Senators reads:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the U.S. ..That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."
Very simply, if Democratic Progressive Caucus members truthfully believed in the Christian-Judeo God and likewise in our Constitution -- the document conceived of by our Founders and not the Lefts living document nonsense --
they wouldn't be social justice seeking communists. Rather, they would be Conservative Constitutionalists. That they are social justice seekers tells us that when they took their oath before God, they lied. Quite simply -- they lied.
As of June 2006, the following Members of Congress belonged to the Progressive Caucus:
Neil Abercrombie; Tammy Baldwin; Xavier Becerra;
Madeleine Z. Bordallo; Corrine Brown; Sherrod Brown; Michael Capuano; Julia
Carson; Donna Christensen; William "Lacy" Clay; Emanuel Cleaver; John
Conyers; Elijah Cummings; Danny Davis; Peter DeFazio; Rosa DeLauro; Lane
Evans; Sam Farr; Chaka Fattah; Bob Filner; Barney Frank; Raul Grijalva; Luis
Gutierrez; Maurice Hinchey; Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Sheila Jackson-Lee; Stephanie
Tubbs Jones; Marcy Kaptur; Carolyn Kilpatrick; Dennis Kucinich; Tom Lantos;
Barbara Lee; John Lewis; Ed Markey; Jim McDermott; James P. McGovern; Cynthia
McKinney; George Miller; Gwen Moore; Jerrold Nadler; Eleanor Holmes Norton;
John Olver; Major Owens; Ed Pastor; Donald Payne; Nancy Pelosi Charles Rangel; Bobby Rush; Bernie Sanders; Jan Schakowsky; Jose Serrano;
Louise Slaughter; Hilda Solis; Pete Stark; Bennie Thompson; John Tierney; Tom Udall;
Nydia Velazquez; Maxine Waters; Diane Watson; Mel Watt; Henry Waxman; and
View the link below to pull up detailed information on each of these members.....it's very interesting Just click below their names.
"Wielding two butcher knives bought at Wal-Mart and vodka bottles to use as explosives, Tahmeed Ahmad chanted ''Death to America'' and told Homestead Air Reserve Base guards he wanted to kill soldiers.
But Ahmad was no terrorist, authorities believe.
Rather, the Miami Central High School math teacher wanted to ''commit suicide by cop'' when he attacked military policemen stationed at the west gate just before midnight Sunday, the FBI said.
Ahmad did not get his wish. One officer fired his handgun at Ahmad. He missed.
''We take security very seriously at the base, but this was quite an unusual event,'' said Lt. Col. Tom Davis, a base spokesman. ``Our security forces are well trained and responded appropriately.''
Police quickly arrested Ahmad, 22, whose mother says is mentally ill and had recently been in a mental institution. The FBI charged him Monday with assaulting a U.S. government employee.
Ahmad is in his first year teaching math at Miami Central High, 1781 NW 95th St.
A federal judge will decide Thursday whether he can be released pending trial.
If he is freed, Ahmad will be reassigned away from children, said John Schuster, a schools spokesman.
Ahmad had been added to a federal terrorist watch list, but officials had long since concluded he was not a credible threat, Davis said."
...my entry for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. The Feds mark him as possible terrorist, but nah, he's harmless. He attacks a base, wanting to kill soldiers, but- nah, he's harmless, even to himself. The MP shoots at him, but doesn't hit- but base security is A#1, sez the commandant. And to top it all off, they are going to offer bail, and let him go back to work at the school district. How'd ya' like to sit next to that guy's cubicle? After all, he's harmless.