Monday, August 18, 2014

Corporal Mario Alejandro was a member of the Marines who took part in the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. This patriot was recently kicked out of a Six Flags amusement park in Jackson Township, New Jersey. His crime? Wearing a shirt that read, “Keep Calm and Return Fire.” Thanks to his choice in apparel, he couldn’t even get past the front gate:
“I can’t let you into the park with that shirt on. That shirt’s offensive,” Alejandro recalled the guard saying to “I said it’s not offensive, it’s a military shirt. I told him that I am an Iraq veteran … I served in the war. But he said: ‘I don’t care, you have to take it off … or you need to buy another shirt to put over it.”
Alejandro, who could not be reached for comment Friday, refused to remove the T-shirt from The Reconnaissance Foundation, a nonprofit group supporting Marines and their relatives, or to buy another garment, leading the security guard to call a supervisor.
“I saw him talk to two women in white shirts, who looked at me and then shook their heads,” he told “And then the man grabbed my arm and asked me to leave. I told them that it’s not offensive, that it’s a military shirt and that it means nothing. But they said: ‘I don’t care, get out of the park.’”
The proceeds from Alejandro's shirt goes to military veterans. It was supposed to be a win-win: He could exercise his First Amendment right while supporting his fellow soldiers. No matter to Six Flags, it seems. 

What exactly is offensive about promoting the Second Amendment and wearing our nation's colors? Unfortunately, this isn't an anomaly. Across the country Americans have been punished for sporting their right to bear arms.

The theme park tried to excuse away its action toward the veteran by noting its ‘longstanding relationship’ with U.S. veterans – such as its policy to offer discounts to veterans and events honoring them and their families.

Sorry, that's no excuse. Shame on Six Flags for humiliating one of our nation’s bravest.

The GOP is in the midst of a public foreign policy debate. Debate is fine, but as Republican we must agree on some basic premises. The most important premise is that instead of laughing at us, our enemies should be terrified of us. 
Yes, terrified. The world isn’t some sort of fantasy milieu of earnest, huggy people who want to work together to forge a brighter tomorrow for all the world’s citizens. It’s full of bad people, many of whom want us enslaved if not dead. They aren’t bad because we’re rich, or insufficiently carbon neutral, or any of that other nonsense. They are bad because they are bad, and our foreign policy needs to recognize the necessity of confronting and destroying them wherever they are.

Anything less is childish naïveté that will kill Americans down the road.

Foreign policy isn't a theoretical discussion in some college seminar led by a pony-tailed grad student who frets about “imperialism” and has never held a M16. I understand the idea and appeal of non-interventionism, and in some cases I'm even sympathetic – after all, I was twice one of those guys intervening.

But prior poorly executed and thought-out engagements overseas do not somehow give us a pass on our responsibilities in the future. We are the United States of America. There is no nation comparable – at least none on the good guys’ side – and if we decide to pull up stakes from the world, we are making a conscious choice to cede it to our enemies.

Yes, enemies. Those who oppose those are not simply unhappy because we support the democracies they hate or because they are aggrieved over some imagined slight. They are evil. A lot of people, including some Republicans, don’t want to face the concrete fact that evil exists. Denial doesn’t alter reality; it makes skyscrapers collapse.

Our enemies understand their own goals even if we refuse to. Whether it be the imposition of a jihadist caliphate, a Russian resurgence, an Iranian bomb or Chinese supremacy over Asia and the Pacific, they are serious about their interests. Too many Democrats, and now some in the GOP, treat our interests as just a talking point.

No, not every struggle between Third World factions demands American intervention. But the fact that our enemies aren't necessarily killing us in downtown Topeka today doesn't mean we can ignore them.

After all, that's their goal. They say it openly. They want to come here. They want to destroy us here.

The Jews of Europe learned the hard way that when your enemy says he's going to come and kill you, you should treat him as if he intends to come and kill you.

“Palestinian” baby receives life-saving treatment from Israeli; mother says she wants him to be a suicide bomber

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

“We feel that life is nothing. Life isn’t worth a thing. That’s why we have suicide bombers.” In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.
“Video: Palestinian Mom Wanted Baby to Become Martyr,” CNS News, August 15, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A Palestinian baby receives a life-saving bone marrow treatment worth $55,000 from an Israeli pediatrician – but what this baby’s mother says in this video will shock you.
While waiting for her son’s treatment in the Israeli hospital, Raida says that she would be happy to see her son become a “shahid” – an Islamic martyr for Jerusalem.
“Like Arafat said? ‘A million shahids (martyrs) for Jerusalem?” asks the journalist Shlomi Eldar.
“More than a million. All of us are for Jerusalem. All of our people,” she replies. “All of us, not just a million, we’re all for Jerusalem. Do you understand?”
“Death is a natural thing for us. We’re not afraid to di[e],” Raida continues. From the smallest infant, even younger than Muhammad [her baby son,] to the oldest person, we’d all sacrifice ourselves for Jerusalem. We feel we have the right to it. … It’s heresy to say that Jerusalem isn’t ours.”
“Death is a normal thing for you?” asks Eldar. “Then how come you’re fighting over...

'Criminal' Politics: Democrats Using Indictment Weapon Against Opponents
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The news that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted Friday for conducting a lawful act has Republican strategists and others steaming about a pattern of abuse by Democrats: When they can't beat Republicans at the polls, they try to indict them in criminal court.

The Perry indictment focuses on his threat to veto funding for the Travis County (Austin) district attorney's public integrity unit after D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for driving under the influence.

Her blood alcohol was nearly three times the legal limit, and she was seen on video being unruly and belligerent to police officers, who had to physically restrain her. Lehmberg served about half her 45-day jail sentence for her actions, but has refused to resign.

Perry called on Lehmberg to resign, threatening to veto legislative funding for the unit if she didn't. Lehmberg did not resign and Perry followed up on the threat.

No one is challenging Perry's legal right to veto any bill he chooses, but because of the threat, the liberal advocacy group that backs Lehmberg, Texans for Public Justice, said Perry had committed an abuse of power.

They persuaded a friendly judge to appoint a special prosecutor who was able to get a grand jury in mostly-Democrat Travis County to indict Perry on two counts of misuse of public office.

The indictment says Perry used the power of his office to try to coerce a public official.

But even fair-minded liberals are angered by the obvious abuse of the criminal justice system.

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax that while said he is liberal Democrat who would never vote for Perry, he was "outraged" by the indictment.

"Everybody, liberal or conservative, should stand against this indictment," Dershowitz said. "If you don't like how Rick Perry uses his office, don't vote for him."

Even David Axelrod, former aide to President Barack Obama, called it"pretty sketchy."

Pundits of the left and right see little chance of conviction, but Republicans note a disturbing trend by Democrats in misusing the criminal justice system for political purposes.

In 2010, it was District Attorney Lehmberg who pushed a Travis County grand jury to indict Texas Congressman and Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on money laundering charges relating to state races in 2010 that helped Republicans gain control of the legislature.

Last year, a Texas appellate court overturned the DeLay conviction, saying it was "legally insufficient."
Revenge Replaces Justice in a Small Midwest Town
By: Diane Sori

A few short weeks ago an Orthodox Jewish rabbi was brutally murdered on his way to synagogue in North Miami. A good man died...a man of the cloth...and nary but a few words were reported on this crime because there was NO rioting in the aftermath...NO call to violence...NO call for revenge. He was laid to rest peacefully and his story has faded from the public eye even though his death was indeed a hate crime as a swastika and the word 'Hamas' was found painted on the synagogue's walls that he was walking to.

This week a thug in Ferguson, Missouri was gunned down by the police after committing a strong-armed robbery of a convenience store where he struck the cashier in the neck pushing him hard against the counter. Only 18 years old...and even his parents said he was NO angel...yet the media went into full damage control and is portraying him as such. References to the Trayvon Martin case abound amid cries of racism and revenge, and this city's black population sees once-improving race relations purposely being setback yet again.

Two men died yet only one death has been a call to arms, to riot, to loot, and to steal. Only one death has been made into a national news story about racism where NO racism appears at this moment to have been involved, yet the media and the race-baiting political whores have twisted it, trying to make it so. And of course our hater-in-chief...Barack HUSSEIN Obama...put his two-cents into this affair just as he did in the Trayvon Martin case...simply because a young black man was killed by a white man.
"If I had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin," Obama said as he fueled the embers of hate in the small town of Sanford, Florida a few summers ago. And those words and others he said still smolder at times. And now with the death of Michael Brown he again butts in NOT knowing the facts surrounding the case. Saying with a look of pre-judgment on his face that, “Of course, it’s important to remember how this started...we lost a young man in heartbreaking and tragic circumstances...he was 18 years old, and his family will never hold Michael in their arms again,” I say, "NO Mr. Obama...a thug who made a conscious decision to rob...paid the ultimate price for his actions." And NO matter how the media tries to turn this shooting into a white man killed a poor black boy scenario, this shooting was NOT a black thing or a white thing but a decision made by a police officer who whether rightly or wrongly was in fear for his life.

And that officer's decision needs to be judged in a court of his peers NOT in the court of public opinion...especially NOT in a court where the media portrays every black man as the innocent victim and every white man as the guilty party. And sometimes to make matters worse the media doesn't report black on white crime at all.

Now don't get me wrong it is indeed sad when any young person is killed, but this anything but a child was heading down the wrong path in life. Posing for selfies and then posting them on the internet for all to see...these photos showed a young man making gang signs, drinking, and in one supposedly showing off an illegally gotten gun. So NO...this is NOT the action of someone the media needs to be making a victim of. His choices in life were anything but noble, and it's way past time to end the violence being done in his name...being fueled on by statements made by a race-baiting president who has already set race relations back 50 years or more.

Ferguson, Missouri is hurting as it's being engulfed in the fires of hate and revenge as predominately black-owned businesses are being looted and destroyed in this thug's name. And the other race-baiters of name are egging this type of behavior on. The likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton descended with their entourages on this town before the police even had time to name the officer who fired the fatal shot. Stirring up hate these race-baiting whores use their own people to line their pockets, for truth be told stirring up racial hatred is indeed big business bringing in big profits to those who make their living off hate.

And the logic of these race-baiters is in and of itself twisted, for they are encouraging the destruction of their own people's businesses... encouraging the destruction of black-owned businesses. Honest and decent citizens...hard working business owners...are the ones being they watch their piece of the American dream being destroyed by divisive men who are using them as their cause de-jour to up their own bank get their face on air so they can perpetrate and spread the lie that every and anything bad done to a black man is whitey's fault.

And now into the mix comes the New Black Panthers to stir up NOT just trouble but to encourage revenge at all costs. In fact, the FBI is more than a bit concerned that Panther members have arrived in Ferguson to advocate violence against the police themselves. In the words of NBP leader Chawn Kweli, “This is the hour all the greats promised. If you die, die like a warrior. I’ll see you on the ground.” Vile words of hate, violence, and revenge...vile words that can spread beyond Ferguson bringing what was the riots and aftermath of Watts to the midwest...bringing the lie of perceived racism to an American public that has grown weary of the black victim mentality that blames everyone white for indiscretions done long before anyone alive today was even born.

And with Missouri's governor now being forced to issue a 'state of emergency' along with a curfew to help try and quell the looting and escalating violence being spurred on by America's 'supposed' black leaders...the biggest losers of all are the black people of Ferguson... honorable men and women of color who have taken to the streets in peaceful protest as they exercise their First Amendment right to protest the death of one of their own. These are black people who do NOT condone all the hate, violence, and destruction being done as revenge for a death that is still enmeshed in conflicting reports, yet these are the ones who have become lost in all the media attention being given to those who loot, steal, and hate. And that is so sad for when mob violence...mob mentality...takes over...'innocent until proven guilty' becomes a concept that the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and their ilk, twist and distort to make it seem that justice is for 'whitey' alone...that justice and truth is 'for them NOT for us.'

So as Ferguson's police and town officials try to restore calm and diffuse the still growing unrest, the race-baiters...who are in actuality the very ones who hold black people down...continue to counter their every move. Using Michael Brown's death as a catalyst for hate...using his death as an excuse to loot and to steal...these 'supposed' black leaders will be the only ones to come out as winners of sort, as they line their own pockets on the back of a small midwest town hurting over the death of one of their own...hurting over a young man's death whose circumstances are still NOT yet truly known.