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Voted Obama? Embarrassed Yet? Sign Owner Recieves Death Threats

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2010

Someone who put up a copy of this sign in the Ozarks is getting death threats from those who claim a monopoly on tolerance.

KY3.com:

OZARK, Mo. — When it comes to politics, there may be as many opinions as cars cruising down U.S. 65. So, naturally, there are different reactions to a billboard south of Ozark that says “Voted Obama? Embarrassed yet?”

“I know the president didn’t win down here, but there were a lot of people down here that voted for him, and I think I can speak for them and say we are not embarrassed yet,” Matthew Patterson, executive director of the Greene County Democratic Central Committee, said in a telephone interview on Sunday.

“My partner and I felt lots of frustration here lately, and we liked that sign and we thought that was a reasonable question to ask,” Steve Critchfield said in a telephone interview on Monday.

Critchfield and his business partner from Commercial One Brokers, a real estate firm in Branson, saw a similar sign online, bought it, and brought it to the Ozarks.

“I’ve certainly voted for people I’m embarrassed to say I’ve voted for,” he said. “We’re not naïve enough to think that we wouldn’t get someone to be upset. I’m just surprised how upset people are.”

Critchfield says he’s received death threats due to the sign; people accuse him of hate speech and racism. He insists the billboard was for something more American in the name of discourse, conversation, and old-fashioned debate.

“If everybody thinks [President Obama’s] done a great job and they’re very happy,” he said, “then I guess they’d be buying billboards saying ‘I’m proud to have voted for him.’ That’s what makes America great, isn’t it?”

This original billboard can be found in Marshall, Texas, a town near the Louisiana border, off Interstate 20 connecting Shreveport with Dallas. “E.M.– Citizen” paid for it.

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Upcoming New Alaska Senator Joe Miller: Obama is bad for America

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2010

Joe Miller defeated incumbant Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Primary. Murkowski was wrong on a host of issues and a part of a corrupt political dynasty in Alaska.

Watch Joe Miller in action:

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Charles Krauthammer: The last refuge of a liberal

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2010

Krauthammer:

Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the “bitter” people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging “to guns or religion or” — this part is less remembered — “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them.”

That’s a polite way of saying: clinging to bigotry. And promiscuous charges of bigotry are precisely how our current rulers and their vast media auxiliary react to an obstreperous citizenry that insists on incorrect thinking.

— Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness and debt, as represented by the Tea Party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.

— Disgust and alarm with the federal government’s unwillingness to curb illegal immigration, as crystallized in the Arizona law? Nativism.

— Opposition to the most radical redefinition of marriage in human history, as expressed in Proposition 8 in California? Homophobia.

— Opposition to a 15-story Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? Islamophobia.

Now we know why the country has become “ungovernable,” last year’s excuse for the Democrats’ failure of governance: Who can possibly govern a nation of racist, nativist, homophobic Islamophobes?

Note what connects these issues. In every one, liberals have lost the argument in the court of public opinion. Majorities — often lopsided majorities — oppose President Obama’s social-democratic agenda (e.g., the stimulus, Obamacare), support the Arizona law, oppose gay marriage and reject a mosque near Ground Zero.

What’s a liberal to do? Pull out the bigotry charge, the trump that preempts debate and gives no credit to the seriousness and substance of the contrary argument. The most venerable of these trumps is, of course, the race card. When the Tea Party arose, a spontaneous, leaderless and perfectly natural (and traditionally American) reaction to the vast expansion of government intrinsic to the president’s proudly proclaimed transformational agenda, the liberal commentariat cast it as a mob of angry white yahoos disguising their antipathy to a black president by cleverly speaking in economic terms.

Then came Arizona and S.B. 1070. It seems impossible for the left to believe that people of good will could hold that: (a) illegal immigration should be illegal, (b) the federal government should not hold border enforcement hostage to comprehensive reform, i.e., amnesty, (c) every country has the right to determine the composition of its immigrant population.

As for Proposition 8, is it so hard to see why people might believe that a single judge overturning the will of 7 million voters is an affront to democracy? And that seeing merit in retaining the structure of the most ancient and fundamental of all social institutions is something other than an alleged hatred of gays — particularly since the opposite-gender requirement has characterized virtually every society in all the millennia until just a few years ago?

And now the mosque near Ground Zero. The intelligentsia is near unanimous that the only possible grounds for opposition is bigotry toward Muslims. This smug attribution of bigotry to two-thirds of the population hinges on the insistence on a complete lack of connection between Islam and radical Islam, a proposition that dovetails perfectly with the Obama administration’s pretense that we are at war with nothing more than “violent extremists” of inscrutable motive and indiscernible belief. Those who reject this as both ridiculous and politically correct (an admitted redundancy) are declared Islamophobes, the ad hominem du jour.

It is a measure of the corruption of liberal thought and the collapse of its self-confidence that, finding itself so widely repudiated, it resorts reflexively to the cheapest race-baiting (in a colorful variety of forms). Indeed, how can one reason with a nation of pitchfork-wielding mobs brimming with “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them” — blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims — a nation that is, as Michelle Obama once put it succinctly, “just downright mean”?

The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama over-read his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.

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Far Left Discovery Channel Eco-Bomber Gunned Down by Police. Another in a String of Leftist Violence.

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2010

1 – First we had Joe Stack who decided to use his plane as a guided bomb.  – Media Malpractice: Washington Post carefully edits IRS airplane attacker manifesto to falsely tie him to the Tea Party. Bomber hated Reagan tax cuts & praised Karl Marx.

2- Then we had J. Patrick Bedell who started shooting at the Pentagon – Pentagon Shooter: Anti-Bush Nut Case and 9/11 Truther (Updated)

3 – Who could forget college professor Amy Bishop –  Professor who went on shooting spree at Univ. of Alabama was a “left wing extremist”

Now we have James Lee the eco extremist pro-abortion activist at The Discovery Channel via ABC:

A radical enviornmentalist who took three hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters while wearing what police may be explosives was shot and killed by officers, police said.

The gunman, identified as James Lee, was killed by police following four hours of negotiations but the hostages are all safe, said Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger.

Manger said the suspect had “metalic canisters” strapped to his chest and back. When Lee was struck by police bullets, one of the canisters “popped.” Police have not confirmed if the canisters were a bomb, but Manger said the “device may have gone off” when he was shot.

Manger said police will search the building looking for other potential explosives Lee may have left inside.

 

MSNBC  says that Lee was “awakened” by Al Gore’s thoroughly discredited film  “An Inconvenient Truth”. 

And here is Mr. Lee’s manifesto:

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do

the following IMMEDIATELY:

The Discovery Channel and it’s affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time

slots based on Daniel Quinn’s “My Ishmael” pages 207‐212 where solutions to save the planet would be

done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other’s

inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human

children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest

would be in order.

All programs on Discovery Health‐TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human

infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging

human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro‐birth programs must now push in the

direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.

All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in

advertising weapons of mass‐destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization

and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict.

Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious‐cultural roots and

greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population

goes down!

Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and

the anchor baby filth that follows that…. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH

AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH!

Saving the Planet means saving what’s left of the non‐human Wildlife by decreasing the Human

population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies!

You’re the media, you can reach enough people. It’s your resposibility because you reach so many

minds!!!

Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy.

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what’s left of the

planet with their false morals and breeding culture.

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new

addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human’s lifespan! THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF

THE FOREST CREATURES!!!! All human procreation and farming must cease!

 

Before you say it, yes I know I left out William Ayers, Ted Kocinski, and all of the violent union thug action in our “Violence” category.

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Ann Coulter: Obama is not a Muslim

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2010

Ann at her best, a little over the top for effect but with a serious and well reasoned point which I elaborate on below.

The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop. I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist.

Leave aside Obama’s fanatical opposition to allowing Illinois hospitals to save the lives of babies with God-given souls inadvertently born alive during abortions. Also leave aside the fact that neither of his parents were Christians. And leave aside his current crop of “spiritual advisers,” which is a collection of Mother Earth worshippers, polytheists and other nonbelievers.

Now rest from all that “leaving aside.”

The only evidence for Obama’s Christianity is that he faithfully attended the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years.

Yes, the guy bellowing “God damn America!” is the one vouching for Obama’s Christianity. That’s like saying you got sober with the help of your A.A. sponsor Lindsay Lohan.

It is a fact that any non-retarded person (thank you, Rahm Emanuel!) sitting in the Rev. Wright’s church for 20 minutes, much less 20 years, does not believe in God. Even stepping inside Wright’s church for a moment to get out of the rain is borderline racist.

Going to Trinity United Church of Christ is even stronger evidence of nonbelief than Bill Clinton returning from Sunday services to receive oral sex from Monica Lewinsky. This isn’t mere sin — everybody sins (though some with more frequency and less remorse than others).

Ann Coulter with Jimmy Walker

Attending Wright’s church is the conscious, calculated decision to immerse yourself in hate-filled demagoguery and call it “Christianity.”

But according to North Korean TV’s Chris Matthews, it is a provable, scientific fact that Obama is a Christian because he says so. “Everybody watching right now,” Matthews said to his several viewers last week, “gets credit for being of the religion you say you are. … We accept that in America. It’s called freedom of religion and respect for religion.”

That would make professions of religious belief, unlike all other self-professions, unchallengeable. Liberals say conservatives don’t believe in civil rights. I say liberals are godless traitors. Why is one statement debatable and the other not?

Doesn’t anyone question the Christianity of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker? How about the Satanists claiming to be Christians who stand outside soldiers’ funerals with signs that say “God Hates Fags”?

And, for the record, the allegedly inviolate assertion of one’s own religious belief wasn’t so inviolate when it came to Ronald Reagan.

Tip O’Neill used to question President Reagan’s Christianity all the time, taunting the president for not attending church regularly. Matthews might remember that: He was working for O’Neill at the time.

In fact, parading to church in front of the TV cameras carrying a 10-pound Bible — like a certain serial adulterer, impeached president I could name — is strongly discouraged by the creator of the universe. (“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 6.1)

Some conservatives have cited Obama’s near complete refusal to go to church to suggest he’s not the “devout Christian” who “prays every day” as the White House claims.

But that’s not your proof, Christians. To the contrary, it’s Obama’s church attendance — back in Chicago — that proves he’s an atheist.

This was inadvertently admitted by Obama’s leading butt-boy, Richard Wolffe, on North Korean TV Monday night. Wolffe acknowledged that Wright’s liberation theology was not Christianity, but then forcefully distinguished Obama from the Rev. Wright –- i.e., Obama’s sole character witness for his alleged Christianity.

Of Glenn Beck’s denunciation of liberation theology as a false religion, Wolffe said: “Is he debating Jeremiah Wright or Barack Obama? They’re two different people. If he wants to debate liberation theology with Wright, he’s got something to talk about. But liberation theology hasn’t been anything espoused by this president.”

But it was espoused in the only church Obama ever attended regularly — for 20 years, no less — was married in and had his daughters baptized in. The title of Obama’s autobiography came from the title of one of Wright’s sermons and snippets from Wright’s sermons have appeared in Obama’s work.

So the sole evidence of Obama’s supposed Christianity is his longtime pastor, who everyone admits is a racist nut.

No sentient human is required to take Obama’s profession of Christianity any more seriously than if it were coming from a 1980s blow-dried, money-grubbing televangelist with a mistress on the side.

Of course to fully understand this column one must be aware that the Church Obama attended and Rev. Wright ran was not a Christian Church, but rather a church of black liberation theology (BLT) which perverts Christianity to push conflict theory and Marxism. BLT preaches heavily against whites and is not subtle in its racism. Many people fall for cults like this because they mix the truth with lies and half truths to lead good people astray from The Word. The most obvious point is, that after a nationally televised moment where Obama proclaimed his Muslim faith to George Stephanopoulos, Obama has done nothing outside of saying he is Christian to be convincing. He has been sticking it to Israel, he skipped the National Day of Prayer events, Obama Perverted the Faith Based Initiatives Program to Push Green Religion, Eco-Extremism, and the list goes on.

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Deval Patrick: Beck can do what he wants. Its a free country. I wish it wasn’t, but it is…

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2010

Deval Patrick is the far left Governor of Massachusetts and is considered the role model for the Obama Campaign style.

Freudian slip or gaff or a “Kinsley” gaff? You decide.

Via Ed Morrissey:

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Associated Press’ Woodward and Burns “Fact Check” Obama Again

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2010

Let there be no doubt that by and large the AP has been in the tank for the left. One bright and shining exception has been AP writers Calvin Woodward and Robert Burns who have done a simple and accurate job of fact checking Obama speeches. In short they have done some real journalism. This time it is the Iraq “end of combat operations” speech.

AP:

WASHINGTON — Despite President Barack Obama’s declaration Tuesday of an end to the combat mission in Iraq, combat almost certainly lies ahead.

And in asserting the U.S. has met its responsibilities in Iraq, the president opened the door wide to a debate about the meaning of success in the muddle that most — but not all — American troops are leaving behind.

A look at some of the statements Obama made in his Oval Office speech and how they compare with the facts:

OBAMA: “Tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended.”

THE FACTS: Peril remains for the tens of thousands of U.S. troops still in Iraq, who are likely if not certain to engage violent foes. Counterterrorism is chief among their continuing missions, pitting them against a lethal enemy. Several thousand special operations forces, including Army Green Berets and Navy SEALs, will continue to hunt and attempt to kill al-Qaida and other terrorist fighters — working closely with Iraqi forces. Obama said, “Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission,” while stopping short of a full accounting of the hazards ahead for U.S. troops.

OBAMA:“We have met our responsibility.”

THE FACTS: That depends entirely on how the U.S. responsibility is defined.

Sectarian division — the danger that Obama said as a presidential candidate had to be addressed before Iraq could succeed — continues to deprive the country of a fully functioning government. U.S. goals for reconstruction are unmet. And although the U.S. says Iraqi forces can handle the insurgency largely on their own, Iraq is expected to need U.S. air power and other military support for years to control its own air space and to deter a possible attack by a neighboring state.

It was the U.S. that invaded Iraq, overthrew its government, disbanded its security forces and failed in the early phases of the conflict to understand the depth of Iraq’s sectarian and ethnic divisions and its political paralysis. The U.S. in some minds is responsible for putting Iraq back together again, yet today Iraq has no permanent government and its security forces arguably are not fully prepared to defend the country’s skies and borders.

In inheriting a war he opposed from the start, Obama did not accept U.S. responsibilities so broadly.

It will take time to see if his more limited view of success bears out. In May, he said: “This is what success looks like: an Iraq that provides no haven to terrorists; a democratic Iraq that is sovereign and stable and self-reliant.”

Al-Qaida terrorists are “not gone” from Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday. But he hailed “an important victory against transnational terror” because “al-Qaida in Iraq has been largely cut from its masters abroad.”

OBAMA:“Unfortunately, over the last decade, we have not done what is necessary to shore up the foundation of our own prosperity. We have spent over a trillion dollars at war, often financed by borrowing from overseas. This, in turn, has shortchanged investments in our own people, and contributed to record deficits.”

THE FACTS: This is partly true. For sure, the costly Iraq and Afghanistan wars have contributed to the nation’s budget deficit — but not by as much as Obama suggests. The current annual deficit is now an estimated $1.5 trillion. But as recently as 2007, the budget deficit was just $161.5 billion. And that was years after war expenses were in place for both the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

Most of the current deficit is due to the longest recession since the 1930s. It has seriously depressed tax revenues while increasing costs to the government — including social safety-net programs such as unemployment insurance and spending by both the outgoing Bush and incoming Obama administrations on stimulus programs and on bailouts of banks and automakers.

[IUSB Vision Editor Responds – The Iraq War Cost 700 billion dollars, we had a $780 Billion stimulus backage, a $411, billion dollar pork bill, TARP 1 and Tarp II (750 Billion) etc etc and have been running $1.3 trillion yearly deficits. Anyone who just blames “that horrible Bush and the Iraq War” for the budget deficit is playing games with the facts.]

OBAMA:“This was my pledge to the American people as a candidate for this office.”

THE FACTS: At one stage of the presidential campaign, Obama spoke of an earlier departure of troops than he ultimately achieved. “I have put forward a plan that will get our troops out by the end of 2009,” he said in a January 2008 Democratic candidates debate. But his pledge for most of the campaign was to withdraw combat troops within 16 months, a promise kept.

OBAMA:“Our dedicated civilians — diplomats, aid workers, and advisers — are moving into the lead to support Iraq as it strengthens its government, resolves political disputes, resettles those displaced by war, and builds ties with the region and the world.”

THE FACTS: Although Obama said the U.S. commitment to Iraq’s future does not end with the combat mission, he made no mention of an emerging debate in Congress over paying for the diplomatic mission the State Department says is necessary. Plans for U.S. diplomatic posts in Iraq already are being scaled back as Congress sees the winding down of the war as a signal to invest elsewhere.

OBAMA:“Within Afghanistan, I have ordered the deployment of additional troops who — under the command of Gen. David Petraeus — are fighting to break the Taliban’s momentum. As with the surge in Iraq, these forces will be in place for a limited time to provide space for the Afghans to build their capacity and secure their own future.”

THE FACTS: Obama is reciting almost the exact language of the Bush administration’s rationale for the Iraq surge: to buy time and space for the Iraqis to reach political accommodations and to strengthen their own security forces. That’s quite a change from Obama’s stand as a presidential candidate, when he criticized it. Obama seems to be embracing the troop surge logic now, even though it’s clear that the Iraqis have yet to achieve the necessary level of reconciliation to form an enduring government.

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