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Make It Right With Him

When there are problems in our lives and we cannot put our finger on the origin of them, chances are it has something to do with something we are doing that against what is good and honest and Holy. I know many people do not believe in anything, or so they say, but I do not understand why some sound wisdom cannot help them as well. So let that be that.

When there is something we are churning over, it has an ability to harm us physically as well as mentally. That is why it is better to just confront whatever it is and you shall find Peace. That is not to say the problem will go away or it will be any easier, but you would be amazed at the weight that is lifted from upon your shoulders.

I understand this is not, per se, what you would expect to find on a milblog. I do believe that many military persons who have difficulty moving forward could benefit from someone who is a civilian yet has lived through hell and came back.

I will never know what or how you managed to survive what you have lived throught. At the same time, many people could not live the life I had and made it through. In a way, I am more alone in my experiences than you are in yours. At least you can talk to your brothers about what you’ve been through. After all, you were together. I traveled my road alone.

What many of you may already know is that most answers are quite simple and quite difficult. Sometimes the hard part is realizing the question. Let’s try a few symptoms:

1. Lonliness. An overwhelming sense of emptiness fills the air and you find yourself not knowing why (many things).

2. Depression. It feels like the world is crushing in all around you and you can’t even move to do anything about it, not that it matters.

3. Fear. No matter how many prayers you say, no matter how many times your friends tell you it’s going to be okay, it just isn’t. You can’t walk down that street or you can’t leave your house or on the other hand go into any buildings.

These are the big three that come to my mind. Many things can cause these feelings and each one is different, but they all have a basic theme. Something happened, something changed, and now something isn’t right. If you don’t mind, I will share with you (vaguely) what is happening in my life. This way maybe you can better understand what I am trying to share with you.

I am living sinfully, and it is eating me up alive. It has paralyzed me. I’m afraid to confront it, but my fear is unreasonable. It consumes me, yet I know I have to do this. Also, my past prevents me from running for any political office. What is the simple answer? Confront my sin, repent, turn away from it, and trust God to lead me in His plan for my life. What is the difficult thing I have to do? Confronting my sin. Doing the unknown. Leaving behind the only people who’ve taken care of me during all these years. I can no longer bear the weight of this sin.

I wish I had a magic wand to take away the sorrows of the world, but I don’t. I do, however, know Who does. His name is Jesus Christ. If you do not have any desire to discuss Him, fine. Don’t. I will not allow you to deny me my right to do so.

I shall continue to pray for all of you and if you could find a moment here or there, please pray for His strength for me to overcome my sin. Thank you.

PS. I had to write about this because it is holding me back from writing, from leaving the house, from living, from getting a lot of things done. Thanks for letting me bend your ‘ear’. God bless you all.

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O Precious Toes

Beautiful or ugly, long or short, what a treasure these tiny digits are! Imagine trying to walk without them, stand up, and so many things we take for granted…until we stub those little creeps into the metal leg of a chair and they put you out of commission!

Oh, the pain! It feels as though I broke it, but I can painfully move it. Now that it has been a few hours, I can no longer walk without excruciating pain. How can one stub their MIDDLE Toe? Well, I did it. So I give you – the ‘Toe’. lol.

There is a parable in James 3:1-12 (not so much a parable as an analogy) regarding the little things that can cause so much good or so much harm. Especially the tongue. Oh my, you don’t have to tell me that twice! Mine just wags when it should be still. Still practicing.

So it appears I have to trek on with my Cross to bear. No, no one else need carry my burden, but I would appreciate any prayers you can spare. 😉

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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Here are some posts who are available for your reading pleasure: Blog @ MoreWhat.com, Rosemary’s Thoughts, Allie is Wired, third world county, Woman Honor Thyself, The World According to Carl, The Pink Flamingo, and Leaning Straight Up, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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The Jamestown Foundation has written an eye opening article about Peru and the problems brewing there. If we act earlier enough, we may be able to help their government stomp out a terrorist group before it gains back the strength it used to have in the ’80’s and ’90’s. Here is an introduction:

Peru’s Sendero Luminoso: From Maoism to Narco-Terrorism.

[Written] By: Frank Hyland

One of the most brutal and destructive terrorist groups worldwide since its emergence in 1980—Peru’s “Shining Path” (Sendero Luminoso – SL) —continues to carry out attacks on Peruvian military, police, and civilian targets in 2008. Almost ten years after the group splintered during a “no-holds barred” offensive by Peruvian security forces, government officials and citizens alike express concern that a return to the past, when almost 70,000 Peruvians and others died, may be in the offing (see Terrorism Focus, September 11, 2007).

The article goes on to describe who the leaders are/were, where they are located, what they have done in the past and are doing in the present, and the threat they pose to Peru, its neighbors, and the United States.

He makes a very compelling case that while they are small, they should be wiped out. My words, not his. When we first learned about Osama bin Ladin, if only we had taken steps then to wipe out his group! This is what Peru and we are facing at this moment. We cannot take our eyes off the ball when it concerns any country. Especially countries who are our allies, or our enemies for that matter.

In closing he states this:

Conclusion

It is the Peruvian peasantry that finds itself caught in the middle of the conflict between guerrillas and responding police and military units (ipsnews.net, November 6). There are concerns in the Peruvian government that many of these people may begin evacuating the Huallaga region to avoid a resurgence of the brutal warfare that characterized the area in the 1980s and 1990s, when more than 70,000 Peruvians were killed. President Alberto Fujimori’s “dirty war” effectively destroyed the SL, leaving only several hundred fighters left in the bush. Despite a widespread impression the movement was finished, the Shining Path’s transformation into a group providing security for narcotics traffickers while pursuing its goal of a Maoist state seems to have refueled the conflict.

What should concern the Government of Peru, its neighbors, and the United States most is that Colombia’s FARC traveled a very similar path to its present position of being a state within a state because it was not opposed in its nascent phase. Like the FARC in Colombia, Sendero Luminoso has and will continue to have the money to fund its revolutionary aims in Peru through involvement in narcotics production.
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Files: TM_006_023.pdf.

To read his article without using the .pdf link, go here.

I hope you read this article. It may a little long, but it is very important. This is something we can stop before it becomes another al Qaida. Wouldn’t you like to prevent another 9/11/2001? I know I would…

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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I knew it would take some time, and that it did. It has now been three days (I think, I haven’t been sleeping that much). You must check EVERY site you haven’t been to for a while just to make sure someone is still there. That is one of the ways I’ve been able to get out of blogging for a while. Actually, my computer started locking up on me, and I don’t know why.

I thought it could have something to do with the number of gadgets I have on it, so I am moving my sidebar to Rosemary’s Blogrolls. Yeah, I had to create ANOTHER headache. lol. Since I have this site and Rosemary’s Thoughts, I have links that I have here but not there and vise-versa. Hopefully with these new links, that won’t happen again.

I put the links into categories so people could seek their interests. Just to give you an idea of how many links I have, I put all of those links alphabetically into one category, Rosemary’s Blogroll. And that’s not all of them! Ugh…

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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Loss Of Words

Last Wednesday I wrote an article about the goings-on in Africa and what it could mean to our national security. I also made a claim that we should be more vigilant about our ports, because I was afraid the next attack would be coming from the sea. Little did I know…

On Friday I wrote about two men, a Father and son, both were receiving their Silver Stars’ on Nov. 28th which they had earned for selflessly putting themselves in harms way to protect the lives of their men in a time of war. What makes this story unique is that Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Harris’ Father, Retired Staff Sgt. Gary Harris, earned his medals 39 years ago. It is because of the Left and the anti-war crowd that he was denied them. (He also earned a Bronze Star.)

It is now Tuesday morning, and I haven’t been able to write a thing since I posted that last one. I don’t know if it is the anger building up within me or if it is the knowledge of all the sleeper cells living right below us in Mexico and in the United States, and no one that can do anything about it seems to give a damn. My friends, it is time to prepare for the worst. I am not freaking out, I am serious. If we want to save our Union, we are going to have to do it ourselves.

Now you can understand why I have been at a loss for words. This is the calmest I have stated my case. The two posts I wrote are, “Africa: The Unnoticed Threat” and “From VietNam To Afghanistan: A Family Of Heroes“.

Source(s): Africa: CounterTerrorismBlog and Douglas Farah’s Sub-Saharan Africa’s Rising Role in Terrorism and Crime; and VietNam-Afghanistan: DVIDSHub (you must be registered).

Have a nice day. Remember, no matter what, God IS in control. Thank God!

PS. What I did not write over there was that it took me the better part of two weeks to wrap my head around what happened on September 11, 2001. I was numb. Nothing was real. When I found that my prediction came true about being attacked by sea (except not on our shores), that really shook me. I don’t know why, I was expecting it. Or was I? Do I place that must trust in a corrupt government that only pretends to listen ‘we the people’ just before election day? I sure as heck hope not! Man up, get your plans ready as to where to meet in case of an attack (try to agree on an out of state relative to call, it’s better and easier), stock your pantries and your arms, have enough water for at least a month, and for God’s sake, DON’T tell anyone you have it.

Why not? Because when you need, you could get killed for it. That’s why not. I know it sounds cruel, but other people have the same option as you do. Just because you were smart does not mean you have to lose everything you planned for in one day. And it will be gone in one day if others find out you are prepared. Take in any orphans, though. Never allow the children to suffer. They have already been through so much.

Why am I writing as if this is a sure fire thing that is going to happen? If you have to ask that question, no explanation I would give you would suffice. You are pathetic. Just wait around to be led. Do not bother those of us who understand the world and the reality of the global war we are facing. Here is a list from “SURVIVAL GEAR & TERRORIST ATTACK” By Tuhon Bill McGrath:
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H KIT: Home kit. The good folks at Special Forces estimate that only 1 in 10 would survive if they tried to live off the land in an emergency. Therefore, your survival goal is to get home and stay at home if at all possible after a terrorist attack.

1. Stored food. I keep bagged or boxed staples like white rice (lasts longer than brown), dried beans, dry soup mix, pasta, powdered milk, etc. in new aluminum garbage cans in my basement (the cans protect the items from the occasional mouse that wanders indoors during cold weather). On shelves I keep canned items like Spam, corned beef hash, canned soups and desserts like canned fruit cocktail. These are things we eat around my house anyway, rather than specialty storage foods like MREs. I keep enough on hand to last for one month if we ate only those items. This might be more than you would need after a terror attack, but I have relatives who live closer to danger zones than I do and they have a standing invitation to come to my house in times of trouble. (Many of my SF friends suggest keeping a much longer supply of food and water. Bio weapons should clear within two weeks and a dirty bomb can deny access to an area for years; so you’ll have to decide what is most likely for your needs in your area). I do know of some people who keep supplies of MREs on hand, but this entails having a “survival meal day” once a week to keep supplies fresh. Not a bad idea, if you can get your family to eat the things. Most of my “regular” stored food will last one year in the cool of my basement. I write either the expiration date (as X 7/15/05) with a red perma-marker on the can if it has a date listed, or the purchase date (as P 6/12/04) if it does not. If you have young children, don’t forget comfort foods like cookies and candy. A little goes a long way in making a hard time easier for little ones.

2. Water. We use well water at my house for everything except drinking (and could do this in a pinch), so we would be less effected by a terrorist attack on a public water supply than most people. We use a water cooler for our drinking water and buy 5 gallon bottles for it, but if I needed to leave home in an emergency these bottles would go with me. One gallon per person per day is the amount most survival guides suggest to store at a minimum, but my Special Forces friends say that two gallons per day is more realistic. Based even on the lower figure, I would need to keep 90 gallons on hand for a one month supply for my family of three. Instead of this, I have split my emergency water supply between bottles and a water filter/purifier. To conserve water, I also have stored paper plates & cups, plastic utensils, and disposable cleaning products like baby wipes and paper towels. (If you need to store a large amount of water http://www.nitro-pak.com has 55 gallon drums made of food grade plastic).

3. Power. After a winter storm left us without power for a week, I got an electric generator. In an emergency this will keep the power going while we eat the perishable food in the refrigerator and keep the furnace running in cold weather.

4. Warmth. In addition to the usual blankets, I have a sleeping bag for each member of the family. If winters are cold by you, (and you don’t have a generator and live in your own home and can afford the installation) a woodstove is a good backup heat source. If you live in an apartment, be careful of kerosene heaters, as they will cause a fire if knocked over. If you must use one, then have a safety plan of how and where to use it and keep an ABC rated fire extinguisher nearby. Don’t forget to keep the room well ventilated as, by their nature; kerosene heaters are eating up oxygen as they operate. Invest in a battery powered CO2 alarm and keep it in the room while the heater is operating.

5. Large first aid kit. Qt bottles of first aid liquids like alcohol, witch hazel, contact lens saline solution (this is plain saline good for eyewash and irrigating wounds), etc.

6. Toiletries. I have extra items in this category, mainly so I will miss the same crowds at the warehouse stores who rush in to buy pallets of toilet paper before every winter storm (not that I have anything against buying toilet paper by the pallet, I just don’t like crowds).

7. Non-electric board games and playing cards (watching bad news on TV all day can be demoralizing, plus you’ll need something to pass the time if the power goes out).

8. 5 mil clear plastic sheeting (found in the paint dept of Home Depot). If terrorists hit a chemical plant or explode a tanker truck in your area and evacuation is impossible, seal off your home by duct taping the plastic to home openings (windows, doors, fireplace, attic vents, etc). Wind and sunlight will disperse, break down or at least significantly weaken, most airborne hazardous chemicals in a few hours. By that time, authorities should know what chemicals were released and should be broadcasting over local radio what your next steps should be.

9. Back up cook stove. If the power goes out, I have a charcoal barbeque grill and a cord of firewood. In addition, a two burner Coalman camp stove and propane tanks allow me to cook indoors. [Read the whole article. It’s better than those survival kits I checked out!]
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It is an awesome article, and he covers just about every area of concern. That is because his article is based upon a terrorist attack and not just a simple camping trip!

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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Petition to Barack Hussein Obama for a
Proclamation of Apology for the Democratic Party’s
150-year History of Racism

We, black American citizens of the United States and the National Black Republican Association, declare and assert:

WHEREAS, the healing of wounds begins with an apology, and the Democratic Party has never apologized for their horrific atrocities and racist practices against black Americans during the past 150 years, nor held accountable for the residual impact that those atrocities and practices are having on us today,

WHEREAS, as a result of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission Report of May 31, 2006, the North Carolina Democratic Party issued a unanimous apology on January 20, 2007 for the Democratic Party’s 1898 murderous rampage against blacks,

WHEREAS, inner-city minister Rev. Wayne Perryman wrote a book, “Unfounded Loyalty: An In-depth Look Into The Love Affair Between Blacks and Democrats”, and filed a lawsuit against the Democratic Party on December 10, 2004, but, after admitting their history of racism under oath in court, the Democrats refused to apologize,

WHEREAS, history shows that the Democratic Party through its racist agenda and “States’ Rights” claim to own slaves, sought to protect and preserve the institution of slavery from 1792 to 1865, thus enslaving millions of African Americans, while the Republican Party was started in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, fought to free blacks from slavery and championed civil rights for blacks,

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party enacted fugitive slave laws to keep blacks from escaping from plantations; instigated the 1856 Dred Scott decision which legally classified blacks as property; passed the Missouri Compromise to spread slavery into 50% of the new Northern states; and passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act designed to spread slavery into all of the new states,

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party in the South formed the Confederacy, seceded from the Union and fought a Civil War (1861 to 1865) to expand slavery where over 600,000 citizens were killed, including many thousand blacks,

WHEREAS, starting in 1861, anti-Civil War Democrats in the North were called “copperheads” like the poisonous snake because they (a) wanted to appease the South and accept a negotiated peace that would have resulted in an independent Confederacy where blacks were kept in slavery, and (b) showed their deep opposition to the Civil War draft by taking their anger out on blacks, murdering and maiming blacks in virtually every Northern state,

WHEREAS, anti-Civil War Democrats in New York engaged in “Four Days of Terror” against the city’s black population from July 13-16, 1863, and the anti-Civil War chant of the Democrats, as reported by one Pennsylvania newspaper, was: “Willing to fight for Uncle Sam”, but not “for Uncle Sambo,”

WHEREAS, the anti-Civil War Democrats verbally attacked Republican President Abraham Lincoln because he wanted to free the slaves through war and grant blacks civil rights, and drafted Northern men into the army to fight and die to make his Emancipation Proclamation a reality – a Proclamation that became the source of the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today,

WHEREAS, after the Civil War, the Republican Party (a) pushed to amend the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment); (b) passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875; and (c) designed Reconstruction, a ten-year period of unprecedented political power for African Americans,

WHEREAS, anti-civil rights Democrat Andrew Johnson became president when Republican President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and after the Civil War, the Democratic Party fought to end Reconstruction and deny blacks the promised “40 acres and a mule;” fought to overturn all civil rights legislation from the 1860’s to the 1960’s; and passed repressive legislation including the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws,

WHEREAS, the book “A Short History of Reconstruction” by the renowned historian, Dr. Eric Foner, revealed that: (a) the Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by Democrats as a Tennessee social club; (b) the Ku Klux Klan became a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy; and (c) the Ku Klux Klan spread into other Southern states, launching a ‘reign of terror‘ against Republican leaders, black and white,

WHEREAS, the book “A Short History of Reconstruction” by Dr. Eric Foner exposed the facts that: (a) the Hayes-Tilden Compromise of 1877 was an attempt by Republicans to get the Democrats to stop lynching Republicans, black and white, and respect the rights of blacks; and (b) contrary to legend, President Rutherford Hayes did not remove the last federal troops from the South, but merely ordered federal troops surrounding the South Carolina and Louisiana statehouses to return to their barracks,

WHEREAS, after taking control of Congress in the late 1800’s, the Democratic Party passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil rights legislation passed by the Republicans, including the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875,

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party supported the “Plessy v. Ferguson” decision in 1896 that established the “separate but equal” segregation doctrine,

WHEREAS, historical documents show that: (a) in an effort to stop the Democrats from lynching and denying civil rights to blacks, the NAACP was founded on Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday, February 12, 1909, by white Republicans Oswald Garrison Villard, Mary White Ovington and William English Walling; and (b) the first black general secretary of the NAACP was black Republican James Weldon Johnson who became the general secretary of the NAACP in 1920 and, in 1900, wrote the song, “Lift Every Voice,” known as the “Black National Anthem” in collaboration with his brother, John Rosamond Johnson,

WHEREAS, after Democrat President Woodrow Wilson was elected in 1912 and while Congress was controlled by the Democrats, black American civil employees where pushed out of federal government jobs, and the greatest number of bills proposing racial segregation and discrimination were introduced than had ever been proposed in our nation’s history,

WHEREAS, even though Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt received the vote of many black Americans due to his “New Deal,” he banned black American newspapers from the military because he was convinced the newspapers were communists and rejected anti-lynching laws pushed by Republicans, as well as efforts by Republicans to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission that did not get established until 1958 under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower,

WHEREAS, Democrat President Harry Truman not only rejected Republican efforts to enact anti-lynching laws and establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission, but also failed to enforce his 1948 Executive Order designed to desegregate the military, an order that was not effectively enforced until Republican President Dwight Eisenhower was elected,

WHEREAS, with the party slogan: “Segregation Forever!,” the Dixiecrats, who were Democrats, (a) formed the States’ Rights Democratic Party for the presidential election of 1948; (b) remained Democrats for all local elections and all subsequent national elections; and (c) did not all migrate to the Republican Party as Democrats today falsely claim, but instead those racist Democrats died Democrats and had declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks,

WHEREAS, during the civil rights era of the 1960’s, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was a Republican, was fighting the Democrats including: (a) Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox who famously brandished ax handles to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant; (b) Democrat Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor in Birmingham who let loose vicious dogs and turned fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators; and (c) Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace who stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963 and thundered: “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever,”

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party supported the Topeka, Kansas school board in the “Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka”, Kansas (a 1954 Supreme Court decision by Chief Justice Earl Warren who was appointed by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower) which declared that the “separate but equal” doctrine violated the 14th Amendment and ended school segregation,

WHEREAS, in 1954, Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus tried to prevent the desegregation of a Little Rock public school, resulting in Republican President Dwight Eisenhower sending federal troops to prevent violence and enforce a court order desegregating the Little Rock school,

WHEREAS, Democratic President John F. Kennedy was not a civil rights advocate because he: (a) voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Law (that was pushed by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower); (b) opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (that was organized by black Republican A. Phillip Randolph); (c) authorized the FBI (supervised by his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy) to wiretap and investigate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on suspicion of being a communist in order to undermine that Civil Rights leader; (d) was later criticized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for ignoring civil rights issues; and (e) only grudgingly agreed to make a telephone call to get Dr. King, Jr. out of the Birmingham jail after members of the King family requested Kennedy’s help,

WHEREAS, after the nearly 100 years of opposition to civil rights laws by Democrats, Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, who voted for the 1957 Civil Rights Act and ran for president against Lyndon Johnson in 1964, was unfairly criticized by hypocritical Democrats because Goldwater was opposed to only portions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that he believed was an unconstitutional expansion of federal powers,

WHEREAS, Democrat President Lyndon Johnson could not have achieved passage of civil rights legislation without the support of Republicans due to the strong opposition of Democrats, and in his 4,500-word State of the Union Address delivered on January 4, 1965, Johnson mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only thirty five words were devoted to civil rights and not one word about voting rights,

WHEREAS, it was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, who was key to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Dirksen was also instrumental to the enactment of civil rights legislation in 1957 and 1960, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing,

WHEREAS, the chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act were Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a former “Keagle” in the Ku Klux Klan, who made a 14-hour filibuster speech in the Senate in June 1964 in an unsuccessful effort to block passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,

WHEREAS, because Republican Senator Everett successfully fought to pass civil rights laws in the face of strong opposition to civil rights laws by the Democrats, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hailed Senator Dirksen’s “able and courageous leadership;” and “The Chicago Defender,” the largest black-owned daily at that time, praised Senator Dirksen “for the grand manner of his generalship behind the passage of the best civil rights measures that have ever been enacted into law since Reconstruction,”

WHEREAS, the statement by Democrat President Lyndon Johnson about losing the South after passage of the 1964 civil rights law was not made out of a concern that racist Democrats would suddenly join the Republican Party that was fighting for the civil rights of blacks, but instead, was an expression of fear that the racist Democrats would again form a third party, such as the short-lived States’ Rights Democratic Party,

WHEREAS, after Democrat President Lyndon Johnson expressed his concern that the racist Democrats in the South would be lost after the passage of the 1964 civil rights laws, Johnson’s concern came true when Alabama’s Democrat Governor George C. Wallace in 1968 started the American Independent Party that attracted other racist candidates, including Democrat Atlanta Mayor Lester Maddox,

WHEREAS, in March of 1968, while referring to the fact that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left Memphis, Tennessee after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd called Dr. King a “trouble-maker” who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited, which motivated Dr. King to return to Memphis a few weeks later where he was assassinated on April 4, 1968,

WHEREAS, Democrats expressed little, if any, concern when the racially segregated South voted solidly for Democrats; yet unfairly deride Republicans because of the thirty-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party that began in the 1970’s with President Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” which was an effort on the part of Nixon to get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values, and who were discriminating against blacks,

WHEREAS, Republican President Richard Nixon began enforcement of Affirmative Action as a merit-based system to help African Americans prosper with his 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation’s first goals and timetables, as well as his 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act that made merit-based Affirmative Action programs the law of our nation, but Democrats turned Affirmative Action into an unfair quota system;

WHEREAS, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd who was a fierce opponent of desegregating the military complained in one letter: “I would rather die a thousand times and see old glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen of the wilds,”

WHEREAS, in the early 1970’s, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd pushed to have the Senate’s main office building named after a former “Dixiecrat,” Democrat Senator Richard Russell who was Senator Byrd’s mentor and leading opponent of ant-lynching legislation, and in 2001 Senator Byrd was forced to apologize for using the “N-word” on television,

WHEREAS, Democrats did not denounce Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd who praised Senator Robert Byrd as someone who would have been “a great senator for any moment,” including the Civil War; yet Democrats denounced Senator Trent Lott for his remarks about Senator Strom Thurmond who was never in the Ku Klux Klan and, after he became a Republican, defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats,

WHEREAS, Democrats today demean and discriminate against blacks including (a) Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy who called black judicial nominees “Neanderthals;” (b) Democrat Senator Harry Reid who slurred Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as someone who could not write good English; (c) Joe Biden while he was a Senator who boasted that his home state of Delaware was a slave state; (d) Democratic Party operatives who depicted Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele on the Internet as a “Simple Sambo;” (e) cartoonist Jeff Danziger and Pat Oliphant who portrayed Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice as a “stooge” and a bare foot, “Ignorant Mammy;” (f) Democratic Senator John F. Kerry who denounced affirmative action on the floor of the Senate in the 1990’s; (g) President Bill Clinton who – following in the footsteps of his mentor J. William Fulbright, a staunch segregationist – refused to enforce a court-ordered affirmative action plan while president and was himself sued for discriminating against his black employees while he was the Governor of Arkansas; and (h) Barack Hussein Obama while he was an Illinois State senator who provided funding for slum projects in Chicago that kept blacks trapped in rat and roach infested housing, as well as while he was a US senator voted against the minimum wage bill and wrote a letter of support for former Klansman Robert Byrd that helped that racist win re-election,

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party’s use of deception and fear to intimidate black Americans into voting for Democrats is consistent with the Democratic Party’s heritage of racism that included sanctioning of slavery and kukluxery – a perversion of moral sentiment among leaders of the Democratic Party; and the Democratic Party’s racist legacy bode ill until this generation of black Americans,

NOW, THEREFORE, for the documented atrocities and accumulated wrongs inflicted upon black Americans, we submit this petition to the head of the Democratic Party, Barack Hussein Obama, for a formal proclamation of apology for the Democratic Party’s 150-year history of racism.

Source and for more information: National Black Republican Association. (Please print, sign, adn send to Barack Obama.)

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Most of us have at least heard of the ACLU by now, but how many of us actually know of their beginnings and their purpose? If you would go to the Stop the ACLU website, you would be shocked…maybe.

Today’s blogburst is something I find appalling but something I would expect of a Stalinist. See if you agree.

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Just for reference, the ACLU was founded by a Communist on Communist ideals, so it isn’t a surprise they are freaking out a private art school to remove a banner displaying an image of Josef Stalin.

The New York Civil Liberties Union has demanded that city officials explain why they ordered a private art school to remove a banner displaying an image of Josef Stalin.

In a letter Thursday to the Department of Buildings, NYCLU executive director Donna Lieberman expressed concern that the banner was taken down from The Cooper Union after some residents of the local Ukrainian community complained that it “seemed to promote” the Soviet dictator on the 75th anniversary of a famine he imposed. The famine, called the Holodomor, killed millions of Ukrainians.

The banner was part of an art exhibit, “Stalin by Picasso, or Portrait of Woman with Mustache.” Lene Berg, the artist who created the banner, said it was intended to provoke discussion about the relationship between art and politics.

The 52-foot-by-36-foot banner features a reproduction of a 1953 Pablo Picasso portrait of Stalin. At the time, the image was viewed as a critique of the Soviet leader.

But the Ukrainian community found it offensive, said Tamara Olexy, president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.

“It’s like hanging a portrait of Hitler in a synagogue or in a Jewish community,” she said.

After receiving several complaints, the Department of Buildings investigated the banner’s legality and determined it violated construction and zoning regulations, the agency said Friday.

“We determined the sign was too high, too large, lacked a permit and blocked the building’s windows,” buildings spokeswoman Kate Lindquist wrote in an e-mail. “The department does not regulate sign content.”

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I am on the side of the Ukrainians. This would have the same effect on me if it were a portait of the Turkish butcher who murdered my relatives in Armenia. The only discussion you would provoke, you jerk, is one of violence. And you know it.

Source: Stop the ACLU.

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