Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mark Sanford Showed Class

It is a sad day in America today. Mark Sanford is one of the better Republicans out there and his admission today may have robbed conservatives of one of the few remaining leaders in the Party.

It is a pity. The Democrats have an entire national media to suppress such news when they can, or if unable to hide it, spin the story enough that their man survives, a la Bill Clinton, Barney Frank, Gerry Studds, etc. Not that I think what Sanford did was okay, but only that the bald hypocrisy of the media puts us at such a huge disadvantage.

If the media took the time to explore the corrupt cesspool that is the Democrat Party today, Republicans would have majorities in all fifty states, Congress and the Presidency by default. I was struck by the smirks of some of the people standing in the background behind the Governor at his press conference. How could someone smile at such a time? Answer: A Democrat could. They rejoice in seeing a good man fall, especially when it is a Republican. It clears the way for their rampant cleptocracy.

Mark Sanford showed a weakness only too prevalent in today's society, and I'm sure anyone in such a high-profile position is sorely tempted on a regular basis. He admitted his mistake fully and cleanly and made the beginnings of a proper amend. Contrast that with the years-long dissembling, personal attacks, threats and denials of Bill Clinton. Mark Sanford remains in my eye a class act.

Boycott Simon Properties!

By Jim Simpson

Leftists are thugs. There is no other word for them. I recently learned that the long-planned July 4th Atlanta Tea Party was forced at the last minute to cancel their long-planned July 4th protest. Simon Properties, owner of the Gwinnett Place Mall, whose property is adjacent to the privately owned lot planned for the event, used clout embedded in easement agreements to shut down the Tea Party.

This event was organized in March, giving the mall management plenty of time to object. They could have informed organizers months ago and provided them enough time to find a new location. Instead they waited until now.

The owners of Simon Properties, Melvin and Bren Simon, are well-known liberal Democrats who provided huge donations to many prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Given the timing of their move, this smacks of political sabotage.

American Thinker has a comprehensive run down on the whole issue.

I am calling for a full-fledged boycott of all businesses located in any Simon Properties retail center anywhere in the country. Here is a link to all Simon properties. Each property provides a link to the stores within it.

I will also be contacting the major anchor stores located at Simon Properties and alerting them to the boycott so they can communicate their feelings about it to Simon.

Please urge everyone you know to participate in this boycott. Please contact Simon Properties to express your outrage and urge those of your friends who care about freedom to do the same. Following is the contact information for Gwinnett Place Mall and a form letter you can use in whole or in part if you wish.

Gwinnett Place Mall Manager: Derrick Brown
Mall Phone: 770-476-5160
Simon Properties E-mail Form

Form letter:

To the Owners and Managers of Simon Properties:

It has come to my attention that the Gwinnett Place Mall used its clout to shut down the Atlanta Tea Party planned for an adjacent location, with only days remaining before the event. Why did you not alert the organizers sooner so they could find an alternate?

Given Simon's generous support to prominent, leftwing politicians, I believe this last minute change was deliberate political sabotage aimed at stifling the Tea Party's message.

I am hereby informing you that if you do not let this Tea Party proceed, I will cease to do business with any company leasing space in any Simon Property anywhere in the U.S. and will be urging everyone I know to do the same. I will be e-mailing every person on my contact list and urging them to forward the e-mail to every single person they know. I will be contacting my local radio and television stations and demanding they cover this newsworthy matter.

You should be hearing from a few million of us shortly. Perhaps it will help you rethink your thuggery. If not, it may at least persuade some of your lessees to take their business elsewhere.

We will be contacting them too.



Monday, June 8, 2009

WMD Slam Dunk Never Reported

I may have linked to the following article before and have simply forgotten, but it summarizes the true story behind Saddam's WMD program and how it was hidden from U.S. inspectors.

This is old news, but I remain incredibly frustrated by it. It is worth reviewing today if only as a defiant stick in the eye to remind the Left that we weren’t all fooled.

With the complicity of allies in the bureaucracy, the mass media/Leftist/Democrat alliance relentlessly promoted the myth that no weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological or chemical) existed in Iraq to justify invasion, to the point where today it is accepted as fact.

But it is a patent fraud made all the more infuriating because these same people who promoted it knew the truth. Indeed many of them publicly demanded Saddam divest himself of WMD right up to the moment we invaded, and had we not done so, would have certainly accused Bush and the Republicans of weakness.

Ken Timmerman's 2006 article, Ex Officio: Russia Moved Saddam's WMD describes how Russian Special Forces dismantled and moved the entire WMD program to Syria and Lebanon in late 2002 just before we invaded. I have independent confirmation from a highly placed source within the U.S. intelligence community that satellite photos showing this move exist, and he has seen them.

But more to the point, this entire caper is academic. The Russians have long had policies in place with all their client states regarding destruction of WMD stockpiles to avoid discovery in the event of invasion. This policy was explained in detail by Ion Pacepa, former head of Romanian intelligence, who defected to the west. You can read his description of it here. And as Timmerman's article confirms: "this type [of] GRU operation, known as "Sarandar," or "emergency exit," has long been familiar to U.S. intelligence officials from Soviet-bloc defectors as standard GRU practice."

Why would our intelligence agencies suppress what they know to be true? Why would they ignore simple facts? That WMD existed in Iraq and that Saddam was doing everything he could to hide them was apparent to anyone who examined the situation at all. Even without prima facie evidence, any student of Soviet military tactics knows such deception activities are doctrine with Russia and its client states.

CIA Director George Tenet said the existence of WMD in Iraq was a "slam dunk." Most prominent politicians agreed with him at the time, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Frenchie John Kerry and practically the entire band of Senate knaves. And they had many more opportunities than Bush to debunk this intelligence, had they really doubted it, having been briefed about Saddam’s programs throughout the 1990s.

But suddenly Bush the Texas drawling, knuckle-dragging moron, fresh off the cattle drive from Hicksville, becomes Bush the Machiavellian genius, able to hustle brilliant Washington intellects like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton with a folksy “Howdy Y’All,” a smile and a breezy wave of his hand.

Now, yes, I agree, the Washington “intellectuals” grossly overrate their brilliance, but even Al Gore is not that stupid.

There is little doubt that Congressional Democrats and their allies in the CIA and the defense bureaucracy, enabled by a complicit press, conducted a massive campaign of disinformation to discredit the Bush administration's claims regarding WMD. In so doing they discredited the entire war effort, a legacy which gave us this despicable, despotic Congress, the current walking disaster of a President, a weakened defense/intelligence establishment – discredited yet again by another self-serving Democrat disinformation campaign – and a bad name throughout the world.

And they claimed to be the "loyal opposition?" That’s a joke, but it’s not funny. The Democrats have revealed themselves to be utterly self-serving and institutionally corrupt. This fact is clear for anyone with opened eyes to see.

That George W. Bush and Congressional Republicans did not soundly slap them down with the facts remains a burning mystery and an ignoble failure that utterly buries the many good things this President did.

As a writer I found myself in the baffling, frustrating position of trying to defend the eminently defensible policies of a President who stubbornly refused to defend himself.

Bush began his presidency with clear ideas and good policies, and with a Republican Congress, gave us tax and regulatory relief, regulatory and political stability, and seven years without a terrorist attack. But when the viciously jealous, unforgiving, compulsively anti-American leftist Washington establishment turned up the heat, just like his father before him, W. Bush ultimately caved. And like his father, doing so cost the Republican Party dearly.

That failure eclipsed all else. For now we are confronted with a Washington political leadership of pure evil – bent on destruction of this country as we know it, apparently for nothing more than their own aggrandizement and enrichment. It is disgusting and disheartening to witness. I hope we are able recover from what they are doing to us. If so, perhaps someday I will be able to find it in my heart to forgive G.W. Bush and the hapless Republicans who helped him and this country commit political suicide.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Zeal Blog Nails Obama Hawaii/Chicago Communist Nexus

A man I am proud to call my friend, Trevor Loudon of New Zeal Blog, has done incredible work ferreting out little-known facts about Obama and his myriad connections to the American Communist Party (CPUSA). I have quoted his work extensively in my Manufactured Crisis series.

In his latest post, "Obama File 78, Hard Evidence! Proof that Obama's Hawaii and Chicago Communist Networks Were Linked?" Trevor provides convincing evidence that Obama moved to Chicago specifically to take advantage of Frank Marshall Davis' communist connections in that city. Following is a concluding paragraph that summarizes the gist of the article:
Frank Marshall Davis works closely in communist causes with Vernon Jarrett [A prominent communist journalist] in Chicago. Davis moves to hawaii where he eventually meets and mentors a young Barack Obama. Then Obama moves to Chicago where his career is promoted by both Davis's old colleague Vernon Jarrett and the Communist Party. Vernon Jarrett's daughter-in-law [Valerie Jarrett] employs Barack Obama's fiance, befriends the family and becomes one of President Obama's most trusted advisors. The Communist Party throws its entire weight behind Obama's presidential campaign.

Are we expected to believe that this is all mere coincidence?

I urge you to read this post and as many of his others as you can. After reading these articles, no person with a functioning brain will be able to deny Obama's deep commitment to the communist cause.