The question that many are asking today; is what this election actually means, or what it is to the people of Honduras and more broadly, the rest of the world — The answer is quite apparent and could be a bit painful, not to mention a foreshadow of the things to come here in America.
Unless something monumental happens in the Western Hemisphere in the next 31 days, the big regional story for 2009 will be how tiny Honduras managed to beat back the colonial aspirations of its most powerful neighbors and preserve its constitution.
Yesterday’s elections for president and Congress, held as scheduled and without incident, were the crowning achievement of that struggle.
National Party candidate Porfirio Lobo was the favorite to win in pre-election polls. Yet the name of the victor is almost beside the point. The completion of these elections is a national triumph in itself and a win for all people who yearn for liberty.
The fact that the U.S. has said it will recognize their legitimacy shows that this reality eventually made its way to the White House. If not Hugo Chávez’s Waterloo, Honduras’s stand at least marks a major setback for the Venezuelan strongman’s expansionist agenda.
The losers in this drama also include Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Spain, which all did their level best to block the election. Egged on by their zeal, militants inside Honduras took to exploding small bombs around the country in the weeks leading to the vote. They hoped that terror might damp turnout and delegitimize the process. They failed. Yesterday’s civic participation appeared to be at least as good as it was in the last presidential election. Some polling stations reportedly even ran short, for a time, of the indelible ink used to mark voter pinkies.
The elections in Honduras were, in fact, an extremely large poke in the eye to the socialist movement of the World. The message is clear; Freedom is popular. Freedom is a God-Given right for all of humankind; and Governmental control is an aversion to this concept. The people of Honduras knew the type of Government that Venezuela has and knew that the people of Venezuela are not truly free and did not want it in their Country. This is to be commended and shows that the people of Honduras still have a backbone.
The more broad scope is this; our tepid and incompetent President, Barack H. Obama did not have the guts to stand up for Freedom of the people. This was evidenced by his handling of the situation of Honduras and the civil uprising in Iran. This is because Democrats totally despise total and unfettered Freedom of the people; in favor of a big Government socialist society — President Barack Obama actions in both of these recent situations are an embodiment of this mentality.
My hat goes off to the people of Honduras and I pray God’s blessings upon them, as they return to a Government of Freedom and I pray for the safety of those people from the evil menacing socialists, who would give anything to overthrow that Government. I also pray God’s Protection from the evil dictator in Venezuela, who wants nothing more than to destroy the Freedom of the people of Honduras.
President Barack Obama should take note and see that Socialism is become quite unpopular — everywhere.
It is difficult to write about Jewish traitors, but I have the obligation to do so. My life as an American and a Jew is rooted in one miracle: individual liberty and freedom of speech and conscience. We are living in dangerous times, times when men of good will are afraid to speak out. There are some things you cannot say in America today.
I will say them anyway.
For years, I have noticed something curious about religion in America, Israel, and elsewhere. When I go into an establishment to pray, I notice how thick the carpet is. The gold and silver on doors and paneling’s. The “honorees” abounding with their plaques and pictures adorning walls and halls. I have prayed in many different shuls (synagogues) throughout the world, and I admit a proclivity toward those humbler, more “hamish” (homey) environs, with the simple wood benches and plain floors.
For me, it is in a place surrounded by holy books, next to the Torah, with those dust-coated windows, that I find solace with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. No games here, no power trips — and you are only as good as your cleaving and yearning to be a part of His world. I reckon there’s lots of folks out there who feel the same, regardless of their beliefs.
Our history as a people has been divided, roughly, into two camps.
There is one camp that stood at Mt. Sinai, witnessed great miracles, received an awesome legacy, and despite the most horrific of human travails — pogroms, inquisitions, crusades, and more — decided to hand down that legacy from generation to generation.
It is because of that meritorious Jewish tradition that I am here today and am able to write these words.
There is a second camp — a more sinister group, that has done more damage to the Jews and caused more murder and destruction than all of Israel’s enemies combined. To this troika belong Jews and non-Jews, and our Jewish heritage has been irrevocably altered by this movement.
This second camp is about control of human beings. It holds a vision of a One World Order, together with Marx, Trotsky, and Lenin — an evil that, to date, has claimed nearly two hundred million souls.
With these international bandits and mind-control wizards stands the ADL (Anti-Defamation League). Now, if anyone else would say this, that person would be labeled an anti-Semite. But as anyone that knows me will tell you, I am a Jew who strives always to do good, give to charity, and am diligent in study and prayer. Of my many shortcomings, anti-Semitism is not one of them.
There are things that for a Jew, there is no excuse. One aspect is the unrelenting war waged by radical Islam against the Jewish people (they say they’re not anti-Semitic, just anti-Zionist).
But far worse are those who aid and abet this satanic force. For the leftist control-freaks of the ADL, there cannot be a Land of Israel! That would mean they’d be out of a job! They thirst on dissention and division — anything that will drive up their stock. Their support from the outset of a two-state solution means the destruction of the Jewish homeland.
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As I’ve written before, the ultimate goal of the PE is a World Socialist Government, and in that regard many conditioning devices have been developed. I’ve written previous columns about conditioning via music and remember, regarding the popular song “If I Had A Hammer,” that the famous Fabian Socialist window shows a hammer striking the world upon an anvil with the slogan “Remould it nearer to the hearts desire.” Also remember that the artist Bertold Brecht commented that “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” And concerning conditioning via television and movies, reflect upon the fact that Dr. David Hubel (mentioned by New Ager Marilyn Ferguson in her The Aquarian Conspiracy) has described his research regarding the brain and vision, and how a line projected on a screen and tilted a certain way can cause the firing of a particular brain cell. Hubel then related this knowledge to a newborn child’s learning process.
Relevant to the PE’s ultimate goal, Lord Christopher Monckton (former science advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher) on October 14, 2009 at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota warned that signing the new climate change treaty in Copenhagen in early December will impose a “world government.” And that the Obama administration has Socialist leanings in terms of government can be inferred from National Economic Council director Larry Summers’ White House blog referring extensively and positively to John Maynard Keynes, a leading Socialist of the 20th century (see online Wall Street Journal article by Phil Izzo, September 22, 2009).
The self-proclaimed “world citizen” President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 on October 9, in part because the Nobel Committee said “his diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.” Concerning this, one might reflect upon the fact that the majority of the world’s population lives in Socialist countries.
One might also reflect upon the fact that in his April 5, 2009 speech in Prague, Czech Republic, President Obama used the phrase “we could reach the point where the center cannot hold.” Regarding this, note that in William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming” (January 1919) one reads that,
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world;
…Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand….”
In his speech in the Czech Republic, President Obama also said “the United States will take concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons.” What this would mean is that the world would return to the bloodbaths resulting from conventional wars prior to nuclear weapons. China with its huge conventional army, for example, would no longer be deterred militarily from conducting warfare.
You know, as much as I hate to give Andrew Sullivan any credit. He does point to very good posting here.
This was a bad and unhelpful book.
It was not bad because it was simple. Goldwater (or his ghost) used fewer pages in Conscience of a Conservative and said more. It was not bad because it was autobiographical. Though I don’t like his politics, President Obama confessed more and said it better in Dreams from My Father. If you don’t believe that this book is bad, then read (really do!) Ronald Reagan’s autobiography Where’s the Rest of Me? Ronald Reagan showed more substance in his delightful book written mostly about his time as an actor than Palin shows in her four hundred pages.
Reagan (or his ghost) did not write a wonk book. It is very, very readable, but it wrestles with ideas even in the context of a film star career! It is not Plato, but it is interesting and makes you want to talk to the man who wrote it. There is a man behind the book, the Gipper is in every paragraph, but there is only a ghost of a personality in the corporate machine written Going Rogue.
The best you can say about this book is that it is forgettable and will be forgotten. It is a book-of-the-moment non-book meant to be purchased and given as a Christmas gift to conservatives. It is an utter waste of an opportunity for something better, but it is no worse than most political “memoirs” of its type.
It is better than Pelosi, but damning a person with that comparison is almost too cruel after what Palin has endured.
I hate to say it; but when the Evangelicals are saying your not that bright; it is a good chance that you are most likely not that bright. I like to see reviews like this from the right. I like intellectual honesty. Something that sometimes is not found on the right. I highly recommend this read; and the funny retort by this poster here.
Back in my old days, before I bought this new domain and I was blogging under my old domain. I used to change the farking blog template at least once a week. I made myself a promise that I would not do that here and I won’t.
Anyhow, the old theme had some operational issues and I simply tossed it. It was a great theme, but man was it ever over-thought a bit. Anyhow, I think this one reflects more my laid back personality. (except when I am pissed off…) and the colors are nicer too.
Enjoy and let me know in comments what you think about it.
Looks like Mike Huckabee’s Presidential aspirations are over.
Gabriel at Ace of Spades HQ Picks it up:
I’m sure a thousand people are digging up old news reports on Huckabee and Clemmons. And there will be a hundred stories in all the media tomorrow on Huckabs future in politics. Here’s the summary:
(1) Huckabee pardoned Clemmons because they had a mutual acquaintance, he labored at the governor's mansion under a prisoner work program, or a minister intervened on his behalf. No, I don’t actually know why he did it and Huckabee was notorious for refusing to give reasons for his pardons. These characteristics are what many of Huckabee’s pardons had in common.
(2) The possibility that Huckabee will run for president in 2012 has moved from “less than likely” (see sidebar) to “not a chance in hell.” Which, is just the way I like it. He always was just a Democrat with a Bible. His shameful campaign in Iowa ultimately gave us McCain last year. We no longer have to worry what Certain Fuckin’ Doomabee will bring us next time.
Oh Yeah, this is huge. If this dude got off free; because of Chucklebee. He will never see the White House, ever. I have to agree with this assessment. Everything that I have seen about Huckabee says that he was and still is a RHINO. Speaking of which, did anyone watch Huckabee’s show today? Did you happen to see the segment about the music that the soldiers listen to in Iraq and Afghanistan? Talk about some hardcore uncomfortable moments! Especially considering that Mr. Huckabee is supposedly a Christian and a Baptist.
The senseless and savage execution of police officers in Washington State has saddened the nation, and early reports indicate that a person of interest is a repeat offender who once lived in Arkansas and was wanted on outstanding warrants here and in Washington State. The murder of any individual is a profound tragedy, but the murder of a police officer is the worst of all murders in that it is an assault on every citizen and the laws we live within.
Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State. He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990, this commutation made him parole eligible and he was then paroled by the parole board once they determined he met the conditions at that time. He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him. It appears that he has continued to have a string of criminal and psychotic behavior but was not kept incarcerated by either state. This is a horrible and tragic event and if found and convicted the offender should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Our thoughts and prayers are and should be with the families of those honorable, brave, and heroic police officers.
Yeah, Sure Mike pass the buck. You are done you fool, now get rid of the show and stage act and go back to being a private citizen. What an idiot, fail to take any responsibility for his actions. I would never vote for that man, ever. Lost any and all respect that I ever had for him. Which, quite frankly, was not much at all. Mike Huckabee is a fraud, a phony, plays this self-righteous Christian game; all the while having secular music on his show. So typical of the compromising Southern Baptists, of whom 90% are not even really Born-Again at all.
An unidentified military veteran was involved in a tense confrontation with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and the group Code Pink at a rally at Travis Air Force Base on Saturday, November 28, 2009.CBSA Saturday rally led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan at Travis Air Force Base nearly ended in a brawl when a military veteran physically confronted the protesters.
Anti-war group Code Pink demonstrated at the military base Saturday morning in the first of six planned protests against unmanned military drones currently in use in overseas war zones.
Sheehan, a well-known anti-war activist whose son was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004, was leading the demonstration with a megaphone when a man dressed in a formal military uniform stepped up to her and berated her.
Videotape of the incident shows that Sheehan yelled “Get out of my face” through the megaphone at the man, who slapped the device away. Other protesters immediately joined Sheehan and traded insults with the man, and a shoving match broke out.
Military police quickly pulled the two sides apart.
What a disgrace to America!
But, that’s Obama’s America…..
Home of the sheep and the slaves!
Remember this come 2010 and 2012. We must take our Government back from this America-Hating fascists!
Because I am not particularly in the mood to write a bunch of articles today, I will give the round up in what is happening in the political blogosphere.
Global Warming E-Mail-Gate Continues —— Christopher Booker at the telegraph thinks that this is the worst scandal to hit the global warming community in a long time. My personal feelings about global warming are this; the science is incomplete. Another problem with the entire global warming issue is this; it became a partisan issue, with one side having one set of data and other another set. This, I believe contributed to the problems with researching the subject. Once political agendas were introduced, the entire subject became muddled. This is why I firmly believe that partisan politics should be removed from the discussion and leave the science to the science folk. You can read the round up on this subject by clicking here.
Thomas Freidman says that the Shooting at Fort Dix was a result of Muslims being paranoid about Americans. —– Sorry folks, they do not get any more stupid than Friedman or hypocritical either. Friedman is nothing more than a Liberal Apologist for Muslim Terrorists, plain and simple. I am not the only one giving Friedman royal sand about this, read the roundup.
The New York Times, the most liberal print paper in America, writes a story that claims that Bush let Osama Bin Laden escape capture. Liberals and Democrats have LONG believed this, for years. (I know, I was one of them….) Why is this even being printed? Oh, I know why! Because Osama Obama’s poll numbers are dropping and his various so-called “solutions” to save America’s economy, which Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter royally screwed up — have failed. Therefore, the Liberals are trying to find an excuse to blame Bush for something. It is the classical distraction from the real issues at hand; Works every time, for most people. For the round up of reactions to the story, click here.
Somehow just about every person (except family, in a line for clothing) is white. Despite the article’s own (albeit buried) claim that “food stamps feed one in three blacks.”
But of course the real purpose of this article is to encourage more people to go on the dole.
The New York Times wants us to be a nation of layabouts who are completely dependent upon the government.
They know that is the fastest way to the socialist dictatorship they crave so badly.
Steve is a harsh man, but quite the truthful one.
The latest about Tiger Woods is not much at all. He is not saying much at all. The rumors of Martial infidelity and possibly masturbation while driving appear to be unfounded. — The reactions to this most interesting story can be found here.
The woman who is running for Fat Ted’s old senate seat is against sending more troops in to Afghanistan. Are you surprised? I thought not. — Read the Reactions here.
While the big gun media and American Secret Service are out there investigating “party crashers” Tareq and Michaele Salahi, no one’s telling the truth: Obama knew the Salahis when he was still an Illinois senator.
Polo Contacts Worldwide could make it easy for the investigating Secret Service by brown-enveloping them this picture:
Hey Secret Agent Man, here’s Obama, the senator flashing his pearly whites with Randy Jackson, better known as a judge on American Idol. “Others pictured are Black Eyed Peas Rock Band; Tareq Salahi the President of the America’s Polo Cup; President Elect Obama, Fergie from Black eyed Peas and Michaele Salahi, posing this time as a former Miss USA and SuperModel.
Interesting little detail for White House gumshoes: As the above photo was published in June 2005, Barack Obama was still Senator Obama and not the President Elect.
And with Michaele Salahi yesterday having been caught out—Facebook pompoms notwithstanding—as a bogus cheerleader for the Washington Red Skins and not a model for Victoria’s Secret as claimed, Canada Free Press (CFP) leaves it to FoxNews.com to find out if she ever was a “former Miss USA”.
We do know for a fact that among the slew of memberships on charitable boards, Tareq Salahi is a former member of The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP). The only way to know for a fact is because even though ATFP scrubbed all references to Salahi as a board member, he can still be found on Google cache.
Tiger has yet to be formally interviewed by the Florida Highway Patrol — that should happen this afternoon. But we’re told Tiger had a conversation Friday — with a non-law enforcement type — detailing what went down before his Escalade hit a fire hydrant.
We’re told he said his wife had confronted him about reports that he was seeing another woman. The argument got heated and, according to our source, she scratched his face up. We’re told it was then Woods beat a hasty retreat for his SUV — but according to our source, Woods says his wife followed behind with a golf club. As Tiger drove away, she struck the vehicle several times with the club.
Tiger WoodsWe’re told Woods became “distracted,” thought the vehicle was stopped, and looked to see what had happened. At that point the SUV hit the fire hydrant and then hit a tree.
We’re also told Woods had said during the conversation Friday he had been taking prescription pain medication for an injury, which could explain why he seemed somewhat out of it at the scene.
So, that no one gets confused here….here are the players:
Tiger Wood's Wife - Erin Nordegren
Rachel Uchitel - The Other Woman
Man, How come I cannot have problems like that?
But seriously, poor guy, I hope tiger makes a good recovery and is able to get his personal…ahem…affairs straightened out.
…and now for the politically incorrect line of the day!
Heck, I’d just invite them all over for a three way and call it even. Oh, I’m so bad!
FRIDAY CHURCH NEWS NOTES
November 27, 2009, Volume 10, Issue 48
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NEW PRESIDENT OF EUROPE SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE A STEP TOWARD GLOBAL GOVERNANCE (Friday Church News Notes, November 27, 2009, email@example.com, 866-295-4143) – Speaking at a press conference following his election as the first president of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy called 2009 “the first year of global governance.” He said this was true for two reasons, first, because of the establishment of the G20 due to the financial crisis, second, because of the climate conference in Copenhagen. He called the latter “another step toward global management of our planet” (“EU Presidency,” BBC News, Nov. 21, 2009). Rompuy is currently the Prime Minister of Belgium, but he will step down to assume the new position on January 1. The mythical “man-made global warming” crisis is one of the largest international power grabs in recent history, and it is another step toward the one-world government prophesied in Scripture. At the same time, the Bible says that the Holy Spirit is restraining the “mystery of iniquity” until God’s plan for the church age is complete. The Devil is not in control. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8).
TEMPLE INSTITUTE LOOKING FOR THE MESSIAH (Friday Church News Notes, November 27, 2009, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) – The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has spent $27 million preparing for the coming of the Messiah. They have manufactured utensils including silver trumpets, golden candlesticks, harps, and garments for the High Priest woven from golden thread. When asked when the Messiah will come, Temple Institute director Yehuda Glick replies, “All that we know is that we are now living in the age of miracles and all of those miracles are predicted in the Book as happening on the eve of the end of days. It could well be tomorrow, but it might be another 100 years, or even 400 years” (“Jews Raise Millions to Be Ready for Coming of the Messiah,” Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 14, 2009). The Institute has engaged two architects to design the Third Temple, “a modern building, with car parks and elevators, but which will look like the Second Temple.” Many “evangelicals” have contributed to the Temple Institute, but it is a donation to the cause of the Antichrist more than to the cause of Christ. It is the Antichrist that will use the temple built by Christ-rejecting Jews. The modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of the first half of the prophecy of the dry bones in Ezekiel 37. They have returned to the land, but there is “no breath in them” (Ezek. 37:8). They are still in rebellion to God’s Law. During the Great Tribulation, the Jews will be deceived by the Antichrist’s promise of peace and will make a covenant with him. The temple will be rebuilt, but it will become the Antichrist’s sanctuary when he presents himself as God (Dan. 9:27; Mat. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:3-4).
TELEVISION CONTINUES ITS DESCENT INTO THE MORAL SEWER (Friday Church News Notes, November 27, 2009, email@example.com, 866-295-4143) – Since its inception, commercial cinema and television has pushed the moral envelope, and there is no end in sight. Man’s heart is “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” and “the eyes of man are never satisfied” (Jer. 17:9; Prov. 27:20). The New York Times recently reported that profanity has increased 100 fold in prime time television in just four years. “Ever since George Carlin laid out the ‘Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television’ in 1972, television writers and broadcasters have been digging more deeply into the thesaurus, seizing on new ways to titillate, if not offend. … As a result, words that previously were rarely heard on television suddenly turn up everywhere, while once unspeakable slurs become passé from overuse. … It is not simply that the language is becoming more raw on broadcast networks but that the language, violence and sex that formerly was restricted to the 10 p.m. hour has migrated to earlier time slots” (“More Than Ever, You Can Say That on Television,” New York Times, Nov. 13, 2009). You would think that this testimony alone would be sufficient to warn Christian parents to toss the television, but too many are like the frog that stayed in the slowly-heating pot until it was too late to jump.
JESUS SEMINAR LOOKING FOR THE NEW AGE (Friday Church News Notes, November 27, 2009, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) – The following is excerpted from the Australian Independent Baptist Newsletter, <email@example.com>: “Most readers of this newsletter already are aware that the Jesus Seminar is apostate but it is sometimes informative to see what they are doing to further promote apostasy. The latest book by Lloyd Geering is one of those which encourages the furtherance of this departure from ‘the faith which was once delivered unto the saints’ (Jude 1:3). The endorsement of Geering’s book on the Jesus Seminar website says, ‘The mainline churches in the Western world are declining … because they are all out of step with the modern secular world. … the churches reveal a lack of faith by insisting on an infallible Bible and a set of unchangeable doctrines tailored to an obsolete worldview” (jesusseminar.org, November 6, 2009). In Coming Back to Earth, Geering ‘calls upon us to complete the work of the Second Axial Age.’ This refers to a New Age that will allegedly achieve ‘a global consciousness.’ The Second Axial [Pivotal] Age ‘is about understanding ourselves as part of an interrelated whole, with a global network … and a growing awareness that God is present in us, in others, the earth, and in life itself. This second Axial Age is a bringing together of the east and the west’ (http://www.christ-community.net/sermons/sermon03_04_07.htm). Brethren, apostasy and unbelief is widespread and it seems the world is rushing recklessly toward its demise, so ‘… abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming’ (1 John 2:28).” Continue reading →
A new group wants former Vice President Dick Cheney back in the White House.
The organization – “Draft Dick Cheney 2012″ – launched on Friday, and unveiled their new Web site. Their aim: To convince the former vice president to seek the Republican presidential nomination in the next race for the White House. But there may be a major roadblock to the group's pitch – Cheney himself.
“The 2012 race for the Republican nomination for President will be about much more then who will be the party's standard bearer against Barack Obama, the race is about the heart and soul of the GOP,” said Christopher Barron, one of the organizers of the Draft Cheney movement. “There is only one person in our party with the experience, political courage and unwavering commitment to the values that made our party strong – and that person is Dick Cheney.”
The former vice president has been a frequent outspoken critic of the Obama administration's security policy. He recently suggested that Obama was “dithering” over deciding on adding more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. National polls suggest that the former vice president remains popular among conservatives and Republicans.
Does Cheney want to run for the White House? He was quite blunt earlier this month about whether he had any desire make a bid for the presidency in the next election. At an event in Houston for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who’s running for Texas governor, Hutchison was joined by Cheney, who endorsed her bid against fellow Republican incumbent Rick Perry. During the rally, Hutchison yelled out to the crowd “Cheney 2012!” and some one in the audience quickly responded “We need you, Dick!”
Cheney’s response: “Not a chance.”
Thank You God! Eight Years of the United States of America being ran indirectly by JewishWarmongers was quite enough, thank you very much.
First off, as I wrote here in this posting; I would like to wish ALL of my readers, Friend or Foe, a very Happy Thanksgiving!
First though, let’s see what others are thankful for this Thanksgiving: (H/T to R.S. McCain)
This is what I am thankful for this wonderful Thanksgiving. For starters, I am extremely thankful for my family, specifically my Mother and my Father. My parents have been the best example of Christian parents that a son could ever ask for. My parents could, and sometimes I often think that they should have, thrown my sorry butt to the wolves long ago. However, they are just those kinds of parents who like to see their son succeed that whatever he is doing. I am thankful for my mother who, while I was living a rebellious lifestyle and doing the things that a Christian young man is not supposed to do, like drinking heavily and smoking pot — and other such stuff that I do not dare print here — did not give up on me and prayed for me continually. I am quite happy to report; that her prayers finally made to Heaven and I got my sorry butt straightened out in 1996 and rededicated my life to Jesus Christ.
Which brings me to my second thing that I am extremely grateful for; I am ever so very humbly grateful for the Saving Grace, which only comes from trusting Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour and Lord. (Yes, I still spell it as Saviour.) I am very thankful for the day, when I, as a nine-year-old boy, heard about the coming tribulation; decided that I did not want to be a part of that, and I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord. My name was placed in the Lambs book of Life and is recorded in Heaven for all eternity and no man here on this earth, can steal that away from me. I will be the very first to admit it, that I do not always act like a Christian and I have been known to say and do things that are not becoming of a Born-Again Christian man. However, it is not about what I do on this earth, it is about what Jesus Christ did on that cross 2000 years ago, that matters. As everyone who is truly saved knows, we Christians are not perfect —- Just forgiven.
Thirdly, I am extremely grateful for the fact that I live in a free Republic, where someone like me, can pursue a dream of being one’s own boss. Where someone like me, can write and express one’s feelings about the politics of the day, without the fear of being tossed in jail for it. Where someone like me, a high school dropout, can own a laptop, write on a blog and be able to make money doing it; that my friends is capitalism at it’s finest, and I am extremely grateful that I have that freedom do so.
Fourthly, I am extremely grateful for my readers here at politicalbyline.com. I am also humbled and extremely thanks for those of you, who have donated to this little endeavor of mine. I do not ever sit and harp on my lack of donations; if I happen to get one, I thank the person that does give. However, unlike some bloggers, I do not beg for money. I vowed that I would never act like a Democrat and beg for donations. If the Lord happened to impress on someone to give, then fine, I would not refuse it. However, begging is just something I will not, and cannot do. I am also thankful for people, like Robert Stacy McCain for allowing me to advertise over on his blog, that sir was a Godsend, and I will be possibly again here in the no-so-distant future. Just as well, I am thankful for AllahPundit and Ed Morrissey over at HotAir.com for allowing me the privilege to link to their blog without any hassle; even though, at times, I do not agree with Ed, I still consider him a friend. AP and Ed both knew my blogging history and my political history, but still, they chose to accept me and take my word for it, that my political views had changed; which is more than I can say for a few other people.
Finally, I am thankful for the fact that we can celebrate Holidays like thanksgiving, that the left has totally distorted and obscured the meaning of; here is a nice little tract, by a Christian cartoonist that I happen to admire. Please, read it and enjoy:
As for me, I am going to take the reminder of this day off, get away from this laptop, watch a little TV and about 6:00 or so, I am going to put the turkey in the oven and heat up the trimmings. Again, my friends, I want to wish you all a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday Season and I will see you all tomorrow, same time, same station and we’ll get back to fighting socialism tomorrow, but for now, lets all stop, pause and enjoy a great Christian Holiday.
Update: I showed this to my Mom. She very kindly informed me of some things, that I feel I should point out. Not that I have to, but, because I respect her greatly; I will do so:
I never drank or smoked any pot or anything else in her house.
I never came home “falling down” drunk. (Her words, not mine) Although, I did come home slightly “lit” one night and she royally chewed me out for it. She yelled and I yelled back, I think… That only happened once and I doubt she even remembers it. I barely remember that myself. (Must have been a good night! )
My Mother wishes to inform you all, that I was not nearly as bad as some that she’s heard about. (You wouldn’t think she’s biased much, do you? )
I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Here’s a Thanksgiving song that I think should be played on every radio today… I could not find the original on Youtube or Google video. They even removed the one that I posted last year! Anyhow, here is Arlo Guthrie’s classic:
I’m not sure if these lyrics match up with this version. But here you go anyhow:
This song is called Alice’s Restaurant, and it’s about Alice, and the
restaurant, but Alice’s Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant,
that’s just the name of the song, and that’s why I called the song Alice’s
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
Walk right in it’s around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, was on – two years ago on
Thanksgiving, when my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the
restaurant, but Alice doesn’t live in the restaurant, she lives in the
church nearby the restaurant, in the bell-tower, with her husband Ray and
Fasha the dog. And livin’ in the bell tower like that, they got a lot of
room downstairs where the pews used to be in. Havin’ all that room,
seein’ as how they took out all the pews, they decided that they didn’t
have to take out their garbage for a long time.
We got up there, we found all the garbage in there, and we decided it’d be
a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the city dump. So
we took the half a ton of garbage, put it in the back of a red VW
microbus, took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed
on toward the city dump.
Well we got there and there was a big sign and a chain across across the
dump saying, “Closed on Thanksgiving.” And we had never heard of a dump
closed on Thanksgiving before, and with tears in our eyes we drove off
into the sunset looking for another place to put the garbage.
We didn’t find one. Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the
side road there was another fifteen foot cliff and at the bottom of the
cliff there was another pile of garbage. And we decided that one big pile
is better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up we
decided to throw our’s down.
That’s what we did, and drove back to the church, had a thanksgiving
dinner that couldn’t be beat, went to sleep and didn’t get up until the
next morning, when we got a phone call from officer Obie. He said, “Kid,
we found your name on an envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of
garbage, and just wanted to know if you had any information about it.” And
I said, “Yes, sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie, I put that envelope
under that garbage.”
After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
and pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
police officer’s station. So we got in the red VW microbus with the
shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
police officer’s station.
Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
the police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn’t very likely, and
we didn’t expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
and told us never to be see driving garbage around the vicinity again,
which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer’s station
there was a third possibility that we hadn’t even counted upon, and we was
both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said “Obie, I don’t think I
can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on.” He said, “Shut up, kid.
Get in the back of the patrol car.”
And that’s what we did, sat in the back of the patrol car and drove to the
quote Scene of the Crime unquote. I want tell you about the town of
Stockbridge, Massachusets, where this happened here, they got three stop
signs, two police officers, and one police car, but when we got to the
Scene of the Crime there was five police officers and three police cars,
being the biggest crime of the last fifty years, and everybody wanted to
get in the newspaper story about it. And they was using up all kinds of
cop equipment that they had hanging around the police officer’s station.
They was taking plaster tire tracks, foot prints, dog smelling prints, and
they took twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy photographs with circles
and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each
one was to be used as evidence against us. Took pictures of the approach,
the getaway, the northwest corner the southwest corner and that’s not to
mention the aerial photography.
After the ordeal, we went back to the jail. Obie said he was going to put
us in the cell. Said, “Kid, I’m going to put you in the cell, I want your
wallet and your belt.” And I said, “Obie, I can understand you wanting my
wallet so I don’t have any money to spend in the cell, but what do you
want my belt for?” And he said, “Kid, we don’t want any hangings.” I
said, “Obie, did you think I was going to hang myself for littering?”
Obie said he was making sure, and friends Obie was, cause he took out the
toilet seat so I couldn’t hit myself over the head and drown, and he took
out the toilet paper so I couldn’t bend the bars roll out the – roll the
toilet paper out the window, slide down the roll and have an escape. Obie
was making sure, and it was about four or five hours later that Alice
(remember Alice? It’s a song about Alice), Alice came by and with a few
nasty words to Obie on the side, bailed us out of jail, and we went back
to the church, had a another thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat,
and didn’t get up until the next morning, when we all had to go to court.
We walked in, sat down, Obie came in with the twenty seven eight-by-ten
colour glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back
of each one, sat down. Man came in said, “All rise.” We all stood up,
and Obie stood up with the twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy
pictures, and the judge walked in sat down with a seeing eye dog, and he
sat down, we sat down. Obie looked at the seeing eye dog, and then at the
twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy pictures with circles and arrows
and a paragraph on the back of each one, and looked at the seeing eye dog.
And then at twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy pictures with circles
and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one and began to cry,
’cause Obie came to the realization that it was a typical case of American
blind justice, and there wasn’t nothing he could do about it, and the
judge wasn’t going to look at the twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy
pictures with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each
one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us. And
we was fined $50 and had to pick up the garbage in the snow, but thats not
what I came to tell you about.
Came to talk about the draft.
They got a building down New York City, it’s called Whitehall Street,
where you walk in, you get injected, inspected, detected, infected,
neglected and selected. I went down to get my physical examination one
day, and I walked in, I sat down, got good and drunk the night before, so
I looked and felt my best when I went in that morning. `Cause I wanted to
look like the all-American kid from New York City, man I wanted, I wanted
to feel like the all-, I wanted to be the all American kid from New York,
and I walked in, sat down, I was hung down, brung down, hung up, and all
kinds o’ mean nasty ugly things. And I waked in and sat down and they gave
me a piece of paper, said, “Kid, see the phsychiatrist, room 604.”
And I went up there, I said, “Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I
wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and
guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill,
KILL, KILL.” And I started jumpin up and down yelling, “KILL, KILL,” and
he started jumpin up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down
yelling, “KILL, KILL.” And the sargent came over, pinned a medal on me,
sent me down the hall, said, “You’re our boy.”
Didn’t feel too good about it.
Proceeded on down the hall gettin more injections, inspections,
detections, neglections and all kinds of stuff that they was doin’ to me
at the thing there, and I was there for two hours, three hours, four
hours, I was there for a long time going through all kinds of mean nasty
ugly things and I was just having a tough time there, and they was
inspecting, injecting every single part of me, and they was leaving no
part untouched. Proceeded through, and when I finally came to the see the
last man, I walked in, walked in sat down after a whole big thing there,
and I walked up and said, “What do you want?” He said, “Kid, we only got
one question. Have you ever been arrested?”
And I proceeded to tell him the story of the Alice’s Restaurant Massacre,
with full orchestration and five part harmony and stuff like that and all
the phenome… – and he stopped me right there and said, “Kid, did you ever
go to court?”
And I proceeded to tell him the story of the twenty seven eight-by-ten
colour glossy pictures with the circles and arrows and the paragraph on
the back of each one, and he stopped me right there and said, “Kid, I want
you to go and sit down on that bench that says Group W …. NOW kid!!”
And I, I walked over to the, to the bench there, and there is, Group W’s
where they put you if you may not be moral enough to join the army after
committing your special crime, and there was all kinds of mean nasty ugly
looking people on the bench there. Mother rapers. Father stabbers. Father
rapers! Father rapers sitting right there on the bench next to me! And
they was mean and nasty and ugly and horrible crime-type guys sitting on the
bench next to me. And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest
father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean ‘n’ ugly
‘n’ nasty ‘n’ horrible and all kind of things and he sat down next to me
and said, “Kid, whad’ya get?” I said, “I didn’t get nothing, I had to pay
$50 and pick up the garbage.” He said, “What were you arrested for, kid?”
And I said, “Littering.” And they all moved away from me on the bench
there, and the hairy eyeball and all kinds of mean nasty things, till I
said, “And creating a nuisance.” And they all came back, shook my hand,
and we had a great time on the bench, talkin about crime, mother stabbing,
father raping, all kinds of groovy things that we was talking about on the
bench. And everything was fine, we was smoking cigarettes and all kinds of
things, until the Sargeant came over, had some paper in his hand, held it
up and said.
officer’s-name-and-any-other-kind-of-thing-you-gotta-say”, and talked for
forty-five minutes and nobody understood a word that he said, but we had
fun filling out the forms and playing with the pencils on the bench there,
and I filled out the massacre with the four part harmony, and wrote it
down there, just like it was, and everything was fine and I put down the
pencil, and I turned over the piece of paper, and there, there on the
other side, in the middle of the other side, away from everything else on
the other side, in parentheses, capital letters, quotated, read the
(”KID, HAVE YOU REHABILITATED YOURSELF?”)
I went over to the sargent, said, “Sargeant, you got a lot a damn gall to
ask me if I’ve rehabilitated myself, I mean, I mean, I mean that just, I’m
sittin’ here on the bench, I mean I’m sittin here on the Group W bench
’cause you want to know if I’m moral enough join the army, burn women,
kids, houses and villages after bein’ a litterbug.” He looked at me and
said, “Kid, we don’t like your kind, and we’re gonna send you fingerprints
off to Washington.”
And friends, somewhere in Washington enshrined in some little folder, is a
study in black and white of my fingerprints. And the only reason I’m
singing you this song now is cause you may know somebody in a similar
situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if your in a
situation like that there’s only one thing you can do and that’s walk into
the shrink wherever you are ,just walk in say “Shrink, You can get
anything you want, at Alice’s restaurant.”. And walk out. You know, if
one person, just one person does it they may think he’s really sick and
they won’t take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,
they may think they’re both faggots and they won’t take either of them.
And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in
singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out. They may think it’s an
organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said
fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and
walking out. And friends they may thinks it’s a movement.
And that’s what it is , the Alice’s Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement, and
all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come’s around on the
With feeling. So we’ll wait for it to come around on the guitar, here and
sing it when it does. Here it comes.
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant
Walk right in it’s around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant
That was horrible. If you want to end war and stuff you got to sing loud.
I’ve been singing this song now for twenty five minutes. I could sing it
for another twenty five minutes. I’m not proud… or tired.
So we’ll wait till it comes around again, and this time with four part
harmony and feeling.
We’re just waitin’ for it to come around is what we’re doing.
All right now.
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant
Walk right in it’s around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant
Da da da da da da da dum
At Alice’s Restaurant
From my family to yours. I wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
No, I am not going to blame Charles Johnson for this! Nor am I going to blame Robert Stacy McCain for it either! (Unless he really wants me to; I can be accommodating when I want to be, but I digress.)
Nor I am I going to offer to kick Debbie Schlussel or Pamela Geller in the derriere, unless they ask me to nicely. But what I wouldn’t give to see Pamela Geller in a G-String Bikini! Woo Hoo!
I just got off the phone with Carter. “I know this is a Washington cliche, but sometimes the cliches are true,” he tells me. “I made this tough decision for personal reasons, even though I loved the job and the work we were doing. Hopefully I’ll have the chance to serve again.”
I got to know Carter nearly seven years ago — before he was a military police officer in Iraq, before he was a corporate lawyer, before he was a veterans’ coordinator for the Obama campaign, before he was a well-known defense pundit, and before he moved from Los Angeles to New York to Washington to take his position at the Pentagon. We were neighbors in L.A., and we’ve thrown back a boat-load of sushi and beer over the years. I know he’s had some very real family matters to handle along the way. So I think he’s being straight-up, and not just giving the typical Washington exit excuse.
If this were have to come from the New Republic or The Nation; or even a Conservative website for that matter. I would have said that it was written for partisan reasons. However, this did come from Wired.com; which I believe is not really partisan at all. So, I am inclined to believe this story. Contrary to what some might believe; I am not the type of Conservative who only believes a story, if it comes from a Rupert Murdoch owned or Conservative biased news source, like Fox News. This is not to say that I fully trust blindly the liberally biased media, but not everything that comes from them is biased in that manner.
Having said all the above, seeing this is the Thanksgiving Holiday; I will simply say this, nothing is more important than family. Because whether we want to say it or not. Your family will not always be around; so, it is best not to take them for granted. Something I know too well myself. My parents are in their 60′s and not in good health. Because of this, I have never left home, that and because of some rather personal stupid decisions that I made when I was younger. I wish Phil Carter all the best and I hope his family problems are straightened out and everything works out for the best for all persons involved.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of those working at the Pentagon. I know that most of you that work that are not particularly partisan in nature. There are some; but the good majority of them are just working for the Country, because you happen to love your Country and want to see it succeed. You have my admiration and my wishes for greatest success —- despite your surrounding circumstances.
Not to sound like the eternal skeptic here; but something about this story sounds very fishy. I mean, I can understand a death — but a terrorist reporting someone punching him in the mouth strikes me as not being true. Something is fishy here. Not to mention Fox News’s god-awful headline on this story; which does, I am afraid show a horrific bias in this story.
Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.
The three, all members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral’s mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.
Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.
Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.
Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class (SO-2), is facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.
Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, SO-2, is facing charges of dereliction of performance of duty and making a false official statement.
Petty Officer Julio Huertas, SO-1, faces those same charges and an additional charge of impediment of an investigation.
Not to sound overly crass or anything like that, but this idiot terrorist ought to be glad a “Fat Lip” is the only thing he received from these Navy Seals. Please do not misunderstand what I am trying to say here folks—- I know that Military personnel are capable of committing crimes just as well as anyone else. A perfect example would be the oh, so ever convenient CNN special on the Army guys who shot, killed and dumped in a ditched some prisoners in Iraq here a few days ago.
A little comment about that little situation; those people are cooling their heels in an Army Prison —- right where they should be. There is no excuse for what those men did, at all. I am quite sorry, but using the asinine excuse of “They will be just shooting at us again later” is no excuse to kill a prison and try to cover it up. Anyone that thinks that those men are heroes is just plain crazy.
Anyhow, back to the present situation at hand here, this terrorist could have, in fact, punched himself in the face and then just told the Iraqi Authorities that the Americans did it to him. Since when do we take the word of Islamic terrorists that killed contractors in Iraq, over the words of our brave service members? Unless there is more to this story than is being reported in the media, perhaps another service member saw the persons involved in this abusing this guy and they reported it to the higher ups in the Military? We do not know this information, so it is hard to make that sort of a judgment call.
Another thing I will say here is this, I was reading a few other Conservative blogs, and some of the stuff I read, I found to be downright surprising. Let me remind my follow Conservatives that we do believe in the rule of law. In World War II and all subsequent wars, the United States and its Military always heeded the Geneva conventions; now the Japanese and the Vietnamese were another story. They did not always do as such. Nevertheless, American never responded in kind, we always treated our prisoners of war with respect. This is why all of this Presidential and Justice Department mandated so-called “enhanced interrogation” or as normal, sane, rational people call it — torture; is so troublesome to me. I have to believe that even the feistiest of the old school Democrats of old, which are nowadays mostly New or Neo Conservatives would not have approved of such things.
Anyhow, this story should prove to be quite interesting and here is hoping that someone the media or something in the Blogosphere will continue to follow it.
Bottom line, someone’s tripping balls here. I hope it’s not me!
It’s better then tripping over your own balls or even worse — someone else’s. Ba-dump-da-bump Ching! Oh I know, bad joke. But hey, I never said I was Bill Cosby.
Allah Also thinks that Animal was the star of the show; true he was funny, but I liked the Swedish chief’s line of “Verner Nee Hee Verner Nee Hee” instead of “Oh mama mia, mama mia”; that caused me to bust out laughing.
Exit question: Are the people at HotAir aware that Jim Henson was, most likely — unless I am very, very, wrong —- a liberal?
The screaming Meme from the Left turns out to be a dud…
FRANKFORT — A part-time U.S. Census worker found dead near a secluded Clay County cemetery killed himself but tried to make the death look like a murder, authorities have concluded.
Bill Sparkman, 51, of London, apparently was trying to preserve payments under life insurance policies he had taken out, one as recently as May, which paid benefits if he died as a result of murder or accident, but not suicide or natural causes, police said.
Sparkman had survived a bout with cancer a few years ago, but told a friend he believed the cancer had returned and that he would die, police said.
However, there was no indication Sparkman’s cancer had recurred, said Cristin Rolf, deputy state medical examiner.
In a two-month investigation, police marshaled a number of reasons to conclude Sparkman ended his own life. Among other things, only Sparkman’s DNA was on evidence at the scene, and he had told a friend details of his plan that matched what happened, police said at a news conference Thursday.
Police interviewed potential homicide suspects but ruled them out, and found no evidence pointing to any conclusion except that Sparkman killed himself.
“We do believe that we have everything we need to rule out homicide and accidental” death, said state police Capt. Lisa Rudzinski, who helped direct the investigation.
The benefits under Sparkman’s two insurance policies totaled $600,000. Police declined to say who would have gotten the money, though Sparkman’s son Josh, 20, has said he was a beneficiary.
…and for the word “FED” that was scrawled on his body, that the Liberals used as proof that he was murdered by some Government-hating right winger?
If there had been no writing on his chest and his identification hadn’t been taped to him, police could have concluded more quickly that Sparkman’s death was a suicide, Rudzinski told the Herald-Leader.
Instead, it took considerably more investigation to rule out homicide. Investigators even analyzed the writing on Sparkman’s chest to see how the letters were applied, in order to determine whether he wrote on himself or someone else wrote on him.
Forensic tests showed that the letters were applied from the bottom to the top — not the way an assailant facing Sparkman would write them. Police concluded that Sparkman wrote on himself, Rudzinski said.
There was also a good amount of other evidence:
Authorities cited a number of reasons supporting the conclusion Sparkman killed himself.
For instance, there was no evidence that Sparkman had struggled with anyone. There were no defensive wounds on his body and no trauma such as a blow to the head, authorities said.
Tests ruled out any theory that he was drugged and unconscious when he was tied to the tree, making the lack of signs of a struggle more significant.
Sparkman’s glasses were taped to his head with duct tape. The question that raises is why a killer would care whether Sparkman, who had poor vision, could see what was going on.
Police believe Sparkman taped the glasses to his head to make sure he could see as he prepared to kill himself, Rudzinski said.
Also, Sparkman was not dangling from the tree the way people commonly perceive hanging.
His legs were bent at the knees and his knees were less than six inches off the ground, authorities said.
The rope was thrown over a limb and tied off to another tree. Sparkman leaned forward, which would have put the weight of his body on his neck and caused him to lose consciousness, authorities said.
At some point, however, Sparkman could have stood up, taken the pressure off his neck and not died, said Mike Wilder, head of the state medical examiner’s office.
Sparkman’s hands were bound by duct tape, but loosely, allowing him to move them shoulder-width apart, Rolf said.
The significance of that is that Sparkman, acting alone, could have created all the conditions found at the scene, Rudzinski said.
If I were the Democratic Party right about now; I would be frantically calling EVERY last media outlet and DEMANDING that they run a full apology and retraction for ever accusing the right wing media of having anything to do with this. Of course, we do not live in times of political and personal integrity. But rather we have a media that is more interested in a “Story”, no matter if it’s true or not. Thank you liberals for basically insuring that your candidates for office never get elected in 2010 or 2012. If you all think that the American people are not paying attention to this, you are very highly mistaken. I am quite sure that Fox News will be covering this tomorrow and will be making sure that all of those millions of viewers of theirs; as opposed to MSNBC’s and CNN’s paltry sum of viewers, will be fully aware of this situation.
The ending of this article is the saddest part of all:
Authorities said they sympathized with the Sparkman family.
“Our hearts go out to him,” Rudzinski said of Josh Sparkman. “He still lost his father at the end of the day.”
Sparkman’s mother, of course, because she is a liberal, disagrees with the conclusion of the investigation. Sorry lady, your dumb ass son killed himself; because he was week-kneed coward who could not deal with life. Please, stop trying to blame us for something that your stupid son did to himself; that goes the liberal media as well. Next time, try doing your damned homework on a story, before you go off half cocked and blame a political group or ideology for the actions of a stupid coward like this.