Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Are you getting what you pay for?

OK, we all get those emails that we have to filter thru but I received this from a friend and she actually experienced the following. Read it for yourself and check it out the next time you are at the pump. You might just not be getting "what you paid for! It really made me think and I will definitely pump 10 gallons and stop the pump and check the amount due the next time I fill up! Keep me posted on what you discover, please.

This is a true story, so read it carefully. On April 24, 2008, I stopped at a Kangaroo BP gas station, located at 1325 Main Street , Cartersville , GA. My truck's gas gauge was on 1/4 of a tank. I use the mid-grade, which was priced at $3.71 per gallon. When my tank is at this point, it takes somewhere around 14 gallon's to fill it up. When the pump showed 14 gallons had been pumped I began to slow it down, then to my surprise it went to 15, then 16. I even looked under my truck to see if it was being spilled. It was not. Then it showed 17 gallons had been pumped. It stopped at almost 18 gallons. This was very strange to me, since my truck has only an 18 gallon tank. I went on my way a little confused, then on the evening news, I heard a report that 1 out of 4 gas stations had calibrated their pumps to show more gas had been pumped than a person actually got.

Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount: Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 10 GALLONS in your tank, then look at the dollar amount, if the dollar amount is not EXACTLY 10 times the price of the fuel you have chosen, then the pumps are rigged. In my case as I said the mid-grade was $3.71 9/10 per gallon, my dollar amount for 10 gallons should have been $37.19. If I had only check the pump. It doesn't matter where you pump gas, please check the 10 gallon price. If you do find a station that is cheating, contact the Georgia Agriculture Department, and direct your comments to Tommy Irvin, Commissioner. In other states contact proper authorities."

Can I get a cup of coffee around here?

Hillary needs help with getting a cup of coffee and she wants to take care of me? I don't think so! VN8


New Seat Belt LAW
The national Highway Safety Council has done
extensive testing on a newly designed seat belt.
Results show that accidents can be reduced
by as much as 45% when the belt is properly installed.
Correct installation is illustrated below...

This is very Important, please pass on to friends and family.


This LAW goes into affect May 15, 2008 just in time for Memorial Day weekend!

QUIT LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU Lindsey Tippins for a job well done!

By Don McKee

Lindsey Tippins has been an anchor for the Cobb school board during some of its stormiest times.

Now after 12 years on the board, he has decided against seeking another term.

It can be said of Tippins that he has steadfastly represented the best interests of the people of this county. His level head, common sense and business acumen have been invaluable assets for students, parents and other citizens of Cobb.

Tippins, along with veteran member Betty Gray, stood up for the taxpayers to challenge then-Superintendent Joe Redden's plan to spend $100 million plus on take-home laptops for students. Tippins also opposed the goofy consultant-inspired governance plan for the board.

Tippins showed the kind of leadership Cobb needed and will need in the future. Now he's had enough. Although he's only 58, he's ready to retire from his long service to the schools. He has some other very important things to do.

"I want to spend time with my kids and grandchildren, travel with my wife," he told me by cell phone yesterday as he drove to the hospital to see his brand new granddaughter. She is Mary Scott, born to Tippins' daughter, Rebekah (Mrs. Billy) Resh. Her big brother is William, 16 months old. Now Tippins can take more time to enjoy being with them and his son, Nathan.

Of his long tenure on the school board, Tippins said: "At times it's been stressful, but one of the most rewarding experiences of my life."

He was asked what the voters should look for in choosing new board members.

"People ought to pay a lot of attention to the school board," he said. "Where it goes is, of course, dependent on the people who are elected."

Tippins said voters should realize "the school system is the largest employer in Cobb County." His concerns about the business aspects of the district led him to run 12 years ago.

"The real role of the board is to oversee the expertise and resources, both financial and personnel, of the school system," he went on. "To the extent the board has this expertise to make those decisions, that will determine how successful it is."

Just to drive home the point, Tippins said it in a different way:

"The quality of governance people receive depends on the abilities of the people they elect to represent them. People ought to take a long hard look at proven abilities compared to promises made."

Tippins also talked about one of the biggest challenges for the school board: state and federal laws requiring certain things that cost money but not providing the necessary funds.

Local schools don't need more unfunded mandates, he said. And he's right.

Betty Gray, from her long-term vantage point, said she was disappointed in Tippins' decision to not run again. She told the MDJ, "This district owes a sincere thanks to Lindsey."

And she is right. On behalf of the people of Cobb, thank you, Lindsey Tippins.

Baptism of Obama

McCain seeks tax credit to help buy health insurance

Wow, I think John McCain has just inspired a voter! That would be me! Now if we can just get Republican control of the House, we might be able to stimulate the economy! There I go again clinging to my FAITH!

Apr 29, 2008

Associated Press Writer

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Republican John McCain wants to change how people get their health insurance, shifting away from job-based coverage to an open market where people can choose from competing policies.

McCain said Tuesday he would offer families a $5,000 tax credit to help buy insurance policies. Everyone would get the credit, whether he or she keeps a policy through an employer or shops for a new one.

"You simply choose the insurance provider that suits you best," McCain said in a speech Tuesday at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

"The health plan you chose would be as good as any that an employer could choose for you. It would be yours and your family's health care plan, and yours to keep," he said.

Advisers called the speech a major policy address though McCain has talked about the same ideas for several months.

Still missing: The total cost of the plan and an estimate of how many people it would help. There are more than 40 million people in the United States who don't have health insurance. An adviser said that specifics will come later.

"So, a little more detail, but remember, it is April, and the election's in November, so not everything will happen tomorrow or this week," McCain adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin told reporters Monday.

Also Tuesday, his campaign began airing a health care commercial in Iowa, where McCain plans to hold a town hall-style meeting Thursday in Des Moines. In it, McCain makes the case for his market-oriented plan.

Under McCain's plan, anyone could get the credit, and those who like their company health care plans could choose to stay in them. The credit would be available as a rebate to people at lower income levels who have no tax liability, Holtz-Eakin said.

To pay for the tax credit, McCain would eliminate the tax exemption for people whose employers pay a portion of their coverage, raising an estimated $3.6 trillion in revenues, Holtz-Eakin said. Companies that provide coverage to workers still would get tax breaks. McCain would also cut costs by limiting health care lawsuits.

The goal is to move the health care industry away from job-based coverage toward competition among health insurance companies on the open market.

Critics of McCain's approach say it could leave sicker or older people without coverage as younger, healthier workers leave employer-based plans for cheaper ones; McCain's campaign says there would be a safety net to protect high-risk people.

Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton said under McCain's plan, millions of Americans would lose their health care coverage through their jobs.

"The McCain plan eliminates the policies that hold the employer-based health insurance system together, so while people might have a 'choice' of getting such coverage, employers would have no incentive to provide it. This means 158 million Americans with job-based coverage today could be at risk of losing the insurance they have come to depend upon," Clinton said in a statement.

A spokesman for Democrat Barack Obama said McCain was "recycling the same failed policies that didn't work when George Bush first proposed them and won't work now. Instead of taking on the big health insurance companies and requiring them to cover Americans with preexisting conditions, Senator McCain wants to make it easier for them to reject your coverage, drop it, or jack up the price you pay." McCain also would let people buy health insurance across state lines instead of limiting them to companies in their own states. He said companies that do business in multiple states have greatly reduced health care costs because they are able to offer policies in many states.

Democrats worry about this idea because it could exempt insurers from stricter state regulations, such as requiring coverage of mammograms.

McCain issued his own criticism of Democratic plans for health care, saying Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton want government-run health care because they seek mandatory health care coverage, Obama for children and Clinton for everyone.

"They urge universal coverage, with all the tax increases, new mandates, and government regulation that come along with that idea," McCain said. "The key to real reform is to restore control over our health care system to the patients themselves."

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Thanks to Lee for bringing the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to my attention.

The Last Precinct

Monday, April 28, 2008

Today in History

Marietta - In 1983, at the request of local Jewish leaders, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles was considering a post-humous pardon for Leo Frank, based on recently revealed evidence that it was not Frank who killed 13-year- old Mary Phagan on April 26, 1913.

Seventy years ago, the murder of the former Marietta girl touched off a 2½-year chain of events which left an indelible mark on the Atlanta area's Jewish community, of which Frank was a member. Convicted of the crime - improperly, many now believed - Frank was subsequently lynched. Sherry Frank, area director for the American Jewish Committee, said the pardon would do more than clear a turn-of-the-century Atlanta businessman of guilt in the brutal murder of a little girl. "It sets the record straight as far as Georgia history, as far as lynching and mob rule," said Mrs. Frank, who was not related to Leo Frank. "This is a real blot on Georgia's history that needs to be corrected." If the pardon - which Jewish leaders wanted to be a complete exoneration of Frank - was granted, state officials said it would be the first posthumous pardon ever granted in Georgia. Leo Frank was convicted of the Mary Phagan slaying in a trial which even contemporary accounts showed was marked by flimsy evidence and a strong current of anti-Semitism. Frank was a New York Jewish man who managed the National Pencil Co. factory on Forsyth Street, where part of Rich's downtown Atlanta store stands. Mary Phagan had left her home in then-rural Marietta to work in the factory. The youngster was found dead in the factory basement. During a time of intense prejudice against members of the Jewish faith, Frank was convicted of murder, largely on the testimony of Jim Conley, the pencil factory janitor.

Celebrating Southern Roots

By Marcus E. Howard
Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer

MARIETTA - Confederate Memorial Day was celebrated Saturday in Marietta by a crowd of about 150 people who watched a parade, followed by a memorial service, in honor of the South's Confederate dead.

Despite critics of Confederate memorials labeling such as outdated and divisive, Suzanne Deetch, president of the Kennesaw chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy which organized the event, said the day is meant to remember history.

"It's become a black-white issue and that's not what it is," she said. "It's a history issue and it's not a slave issue. The majority of the people who fought for the South did not even know what a slave was, much less own one."

Chip Bryan, commander of the Kennesaw chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said it's important to pay tribute to those who fought and sacrificed their lives for their country.

"If you don't recognize and honor your past and your history, then what kind of future do you have?" he asked. "You've got to know where you come from to know where you're going."

Like many in attendance, Patrick Jenkins, 34, of Kennesaw, has lineage he can trace directly to the Civil War. His ancestor, John Amos from Georgia was killed in action outside of Vicksburg, Miss. during the war.

"This is the one day of the year we come out and honor the over 3,000 guys who are buried here and it's just part of our heritage and culture," said Jenkins.

Stan Dilcher, 47, of Marietta, said having an ancestor who fought in the first engagement of the Civil War at Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C., inspired him to become involved in the SCV.

The origins of Confederate Memorial Day can be traced to women in Columbus who on April 12, 1866, organized a memorial association and began a campaign to have a special day for "paying honor to those who died defending the life, honor and happiness of the Southern women," according to the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Three days later, the Atlanta Ladies' Memorial Association was organized and a Confederate memorial observance at Oakland Cemetery was held on April 26, 1866, according to the institute.

Marietta has held an annual Confederate Memorial Day parade since 1995.

On Saturday, the parade of a small group of Confederate re-enactors began at 1:45 p.m. on Powder Springs Road, near the Root House Museum, and continued straight to the Marietta Confederate Cemetery. A cannon thundered several times in salute of the day.

The guest speaker, Rev. G.R. Graves of McPherson Baptist Church in Dallas who is also a lawyer and past SCV commander, spoke about the deeds of Confederate heroes like Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. He said the history of the Confederacy should be taught through events such as Confederate Memorial Day.

"Does the War Between the States need to be remembered, you bet," Graves told the crowd. "We want to pass on that which is good, and we may want to pass on some education about what's bad."

Visiting friends in Marietta from Long Island, N.Y., 52-year-old Patrick Ross said he learned of Saturday's event in a newspaper and was curious.

"You would never see this in New York in any shape or form," Ross said of the event.

"I think on one respect, to honor their dead and patriots of that day is commendable, but on the other hand I think it's a time past," said Ross. "I think we should stand as one nation, under God, indivisible."

Little known perhaps to many in Cobb is that a black man is buried in the Marietta Confederate Cemetery.

Bill Yopp was born in 1846 in Dublin and served as a drummer in the Confederate army. He died in 1936 and is the only African-American buried - with full military honors - in the cemetery, according to a proclamation signed in March by Gov. Sonny Purdue to honor Yopp.

"He was the last person to live in the Confederate Veterans Home in Atlanta that requested to be buried at Marietta (Confederate Cemetery)" said Larry Blair of Marietta.

Blair is a member of a committee that oversees the Confederate cemetery. He said he has performed extensive research on Yopp's life and met several of Yopp's descendants when they came to Georgia.

Yopp's engraved headstone is located in front of the few marked headstones at the cemetery. That placement was done in a show of respect to him, according to Blair.

Blair said Yopp helped fellow Confederate soldiers in need and befriended well-respected white men of his day during his many travels working on a train that ran from Atlanta to Savannah.

"He went through the war, he was a slave and became a free man, and joined the American Navy fighting in World War I and traveled all over the world," said Blair. "He ended up meeting all these politicians and was a real celebrity."

Friday, April 25, 2008

Flock Feeling His ‘Charisma Of Sincerity

Peggy Noonan
April 20, 2008

YOU knew he had arrived by the cheer that welled up from the street. It was electric. Suddenly inside the cathedral, where 3,000 people were waiting, it turned quiet and everyone turned. And now the great huge doors of St. Patrick’s opened and sunlight poured in, crashed down, and there was the pope, and the crowd - nuns and religious, deacons and priests, meaning a lot of people who actually deserved to be there - sent a wave of applause crashing against the old Gothic dome.

He reacted the way we now know Benedict does. Modest, meek, surprised by love, and then gamely, nodding, throwing his arms wide. You should have seen the nuns, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Mother Agnes’ Sisters of Life, from Yonkers, dozens of other orders. As he passed down the center aisle, they would reach out, rows of arms in robes reaching toward him.

It was beautiful. If you didn’t get choked up, you weren’t alive.

What a hit, what a trip, what a triumph. And it was something else, too. In the past week, in a wholly new way, Pope Benedict XVI became the leader of the Catholics of America. He broke through as his own man, put forward his own meaning, put his stamp on this moment in time. Americans know him now, and seem to have judged him to be what a worldly journalist said in the cathedral as he gazed at the crowd. His eyes went to Benedict on the altar, and he gestured toward him. “He’s a good guy,” he said, softly.

There was the priest I talked to, sitting quietly, waiting for Mass to begin. I asked if he felt he knew anything about Benedict now that he hadn’t known before. Yes, he said. “He has his own charisma.” He spoke of John Paul, the heavenly rock star, and said he’d felt concern that Benedict wouldn’t seem to compare. But, he said, Benedict has his own magnetism. “It’s the charisma of sincerity,” he said. “It’s sincerity and realness.”

(One for the weekend, see you guys next week. Thought you might enjoy a story from Peggy Noonan on Pope Benedict. VN8)

This day in history . . .

April 25, 1947

Truman Inaugurates White House Bowling Alley
President Harry S. Truman officially opens the first White House bowling alley on this day in 1947. The two-lane bowling alley, situated in the West Wing, had been constructed earlier that year.

According to Smithsonian Magazine, a group of Truman’s fellow Missourians funded the construction of the bowling alley in honor of the president. They had intended to open the alley as part of Truman’s 63rd birthday celebration on May 8, but construction was completed ahead of schedule. Truman’s favorite pastime was poker and although he had not bowled since he was a teenager, he gamely hoisted the first ball, knocking down 7 out of 10 pins. One of the pins is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

Truman did not use the alley much himself, but supported a group of White House employees in forming a White House Bowling League in 1950. Teams included Secret Service agents, household staff, secretaries, switchboard operators and groundskeepers. The teams competed in tournaments across the country; many opponents were surprised to discover that the players were from the “real White House.”

Eisenhower closed the alley in 1955 and turned it into a mimeograph room. Later, another alley was opened next door in the Old Executive Office Building (now the Eisenhower Building), which President Johnson and his wife Lady Bird used frequently. Nixon used that second bowling alley until he had an additional one-lane alley installed underground directly beneath the North Portico entrance of the White House.

Bowling is just one of the many recreational facilities presidents have enjoyed the use of at the White House--over the years, the presidential residence has also been outfitted with putting greens, swimming pools, a jogging track, a tennis court and a pool table.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

This day in history . . .

April 24, 1953
Churchill knighted

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, Churchill joined the British Fourth Hussars upon his father's death in 1895. During the next five years, he enjoyed an illustrious military career, serving in India, the Sudan, and South Africa, and distinguishing himself several times in battle. In 1899, he resigned his commission to concentrate on his literary and political career and in 1900 was elected to Parliament as a Conservative MP from Oldham. In 1904, he joined the Liberals, serving in a number of important posts before being appointed Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911, where he worked to bring the British navy to a readiness for the war he foresaw.

In 1915, in the second year of World War I, Churchill was held responsible for the disastrous Dardanelles and Gallipoli campaigns, and he was excluded from the war coalition government. He resigned and volunteered to command an infantry battalion in France. However, in 1917, he returned to politics as a cabinet member in the Liberal government of Lloyd George. From 1919 to 1921, he was secretary of state for war and in 1924 returned to the Conservative Party, where two years later he played a leading role in the defeat of the General Strike of 1926. Out of office from 1929 to 1939, Churchill issued unheeded warnings of the threat of Nazi and Japanese aggression.

After the outbreak of World War II in Europe, Churchill was called back to his post as First Lord of the Admiralty and eight months later replaced the ineffectual Neville Chamberlain as prime minister of a new coalition government. In the first year of his administration, Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany, but Churchill promised his country and the world that the British people would "never surrender." He rallied the British people to a resolute resistance and expertly orchestrated Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin into an alliance that eventually crushed the Axis.

In July 1945, 10 weeks after Germany's defeat, his Conservative government suffered an electoral loss against Clement Attlee's Labour Party, and Churchill resigned as prime minister. He became leader of the opposition and in 1951 was again elected prime minister. Two years later, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for his six-volume historical study of World War II and for his political speeches; Queen Elizabeth II also knighted him. In 1955, he retired as prime minister but remained in Parliament until 1964, the year before his death.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I love this man!

This day in history . . .

According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William
is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is
impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but
church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days
was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn.
Shakespeare's date of death is conclusively known, however: it was
April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three
years before.

Although few plays have been performed or analyzed as extensively as
the 38 plays ascribed to William Shakespeare, there are few surviving
details about the playwright's life. This dearth of biographical
information is due primarily to his station in life; he was not a
noble, but the son of John Shakespeare, a leather trader and the town
bailiff. The events of William Shakespeare's early life can only be
gleaned from official records, such as baptism and marriage records.

He probably attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would
have studied Latin and read classical literature. He did not go to
university but at age 18 married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years
his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. Their first
daughter, Susanna, was born six months later, and in 1585 William and
Anne had twins, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet, Shakespeare's only son,
died 11 years later, and Anne Shakespeare outlived her husband, dying
in 1623. Nothing is known of the period between the birth of the twins
and Shakespeare's emergence as a playwright in London in the early
1590s, but unfounded stories have him stealing deer, joining a group
of traveling players, becoming a schoolteacher, or serving as a
soldier in the Low Countries.

The first reference to Shakespeare as a London playwright came in
1592, when a fellow dramatist, Robert Greene, wrote derogatorily of
him on his deathbed. It is believed that Shakespeare had written the
three parts of Henry VI by that point. In 1593, Venus and Adonis was
Shakespeare's first published poem, and he dedicated it to the young
Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd earl of Southampton. In 1594, having
probably composed, among other plays, Richard III, The Comedy of
Errors, and The Taming of the Shrew, he became an actor and playwright
for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, which became the King's Men after
James I's ascension in 1603. The company grew into England's finest,
in no small part because of Shakespeare, who was its principal
dramatist. It also had the finest actor of the day, Richard Burbage,
and the best theater, the Globe, which was located on the Thames'
south bank. Shakespeare stayed with the King's Men until his
retirement and often acted in small parts.

By 1596, the company had performed the classic Shakespeare plays Romeo
and Juliet, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. That year, John
Shakespeare was granted a coat of arms, a testament to his son's
growing wealth and fame. In 1597, William Shakespeare bought a large
house in Stratford. In 1599, after producing his great historical
series, the first and second part of Henry IV and Henry V, he became a
partner in the ownership of the Globe Theatre.

The beginning of the 17th century saw the performance of the first of
his great tragedies, Hamlet. The next play, The Merry Wives of
Windsor, was written at the request of Queen Elizabeth I, who wanted
to see another play that included the popular character Falstaff.
During the next decade, Shakespeare produced such masterpieces as
Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and The Tempest. In 1609, his sonnets,
probably written during the 1590s, were published. The 154 sonnets are
marked by the recurring themes of the mutability of beauty and the
transcendent power of love and art.

Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1616. Today, nearly
400 years later, his plays are performed and read more often and in
more nations than ever before. In a million words written over 20
years, he captured the full range of human emotions and conflicts with
a precision that remains sharp today. As his great contemporary the
poet and dramatist Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all

Republican Governor: The 80's were great and all, but . . .

Mitch Daniels is one brave son of a bitch. The Indiana governor, addressing a group of his fellow Republicans at a conference, made the heretical suggestion that it was "time to let Ronald Reagan go." Further challenging the orthodoxy of his party, Daniels suggested that, just maybe, it's better to "look towards the future rather than staying in the past," offering the rationale that the idolatrous veneration of a man who left office nearly 20 years ago "was fine," but might be holding the party back a bit.

The unreceptive crowd immediately fell upon the governor and beat him senseless, bending his body into the shape of the Laffer curve and placing him atop a bonfire constructed entirely from copies of David A. Stockman's The Triumph of Politics.

By Alex Balk 04/21/08 2:55 PM
Related: Duly Noted, Mitch Daniels, Politics, Ronald Reagan
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Cellular Phone .22 Caliber

I wonder if my BlackBerry could be rigged up to do that!?

Change you can believe in?

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Humor for the day!

Cartoons By Michael Ramirez

Monday, April 21, 2008

SOS - Will someone call 911, I'm having a heart attack!

Tell me it's a mirage!

Who would have ever thought it? I'm needing CPR!

I'm still bitter, clinging to my gun, and my Gideon and now this? What is wrong with this picture?

Friday, April 18, 2008

How about letting me keep a little of my own change!

Editorial: Carter crusading, yet clueless on Hamas’ hate

What do you call an organization that is adamantly committed to the destruction of a neighboring state, has murdered hundreds of soldiers and civilians in that country via rockets and suicide bombs and refuses to enter peaceful negotiations with its neighbor?

The U.S. State Department rightly has branded that organization - Hamas - as a terrorist organization. But one man's "terrorist" is another man's "freedom fighter," at least for former President Jimmy Carter, who is in the Middle East this week doing all he can to launder Hamas' bloodthirsty reputation and undercut our strongest ally there, the state of Israel.

Carter no doubt sees himself as a modern-day Moses, the only man on earth capable of bringing peace to that region. His free-lance meddling there through the years has been fueled in large part by his egotism, although there are many critics who would add that he seems to suffer from a deep-rooted bias against Israel. They also point out that his Carter Center in Atlanta has been the beneficiary of millions in funding from Arab and Islamic interests.

Whatever the actual reasons for Carter's trip, they contributed to the nauseating sight this week of a former U.S. president solemnly laying a wreath on the grave of one of the history's most ruthless killers, the late Yasser Arafat.

Yes, it's true that Carter got the Israelis and Egyptians to make peace at Camp David during his presidency; and that peace has held, more or less, ever since. But it's one thing to broker peace between warring nations; and another to reward terrorists by negotiating with them, especially when they are publicly and unalterably committed to Israel's destruction. And were Hamas to do a 180-degree turn as Carter hopes and make peace with Israel, it thereby would lose all its legitimacy in the eyes of its supporters.

Mr. Carter seems to have fallen prey to the kind of thinking that has tripped up many statesmen: the notion that if they could just sit down face to face with a dictator or tyrant or terrorist who is intractably opposed to peace, that their differences would fall by the wayside.

It's an honorable idea - but not a realistic one. (Think Neville Chamberlain and Hitler; FDR and Stalin; LBJ and Ho Chi Minh; Carter and the Ayatollah Khomeini; Bill Clinton and Arafat).

Well-meaning leaders like Carter fall into the trap of thinking that the other party is at heart "a reasonable man" who only wants what's best for his country or his people; and that with an infusion of U.S. cash or grants or other aid, a deal can be cut.

What they don't understand is that in most such cases, the person with whom they are dealing is anything but reasonable. As in the present case, such troublemakers' desires to do harm to us and our fellow democracies outweighs their desires to do good for their own country and people.

Moreover, Carter, like many others on the left, mistakenly thinks that economic deprivation and envy of the U.S. are the factors driving radical Islam, when in fact, it is motivated by hatred of the Western world and the freedoms we take for granted. The fact that most radical Islamic leaders (bin Laden, Arafat, Zawahari, etc.) and even most of the 9/11 conspirators hailed from the upper crust of the Arab world kicks the legs out from under the left's theory. They are driven by ideology, not economics.

So what we are left with is a glory-seeking former president whose views were overwhelmingly repudiated by U.S. voters in 1980 and whose theories about why much of the Arab world dislikes us are all wrong. And he has launched himself on a one-man peace crusade.

In the process, Carter is both damaging the credibility of Palestinian moderates and building the prestige of Hamas - and no doubt bringing a huge smile to Iran's leaders, who are providing Hamas with armaments and funding.

Carter used to be called "our greatest ex-president." But the embarrassment of his current jaunt should finally put a nail in that coffin.

(Editorial from the Marietta Daily Journal, 4/18/2008. Finally someone said exactly what I was thinking! VoteNovember2008)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Email Congressman Joseph Knollenberg

For those of you that are inclined to write to Congressman Joseph Knollenberg who is the only politician I have seen speak out against President Carter laying a wreath at the burial place of Yasser Arafat and meeting with Hamas. It will never cease to amaze me how short the minds of the people truly are. I'm only 48 and I remember what a terrorist Yasser Arafat was. Remember the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany in 1972,

Remember the hijacking of the Acille Loro on October 7, 1985 and the terrorist shot 69 year old Leon Klinhoffer and throwing him into the sea along with his wheelchair. He was a man, on a cruise, celebrating his anniversary with his beloved wife.

There were also airplane hijackings! Just do some research and you too will learn how venomous Hamas truly is.

All the acts supported by terrorist groups supported by Yasser Arafat!

I can't believe more of the media are not coming down hard on Jimmy Carter. Congressman Joseph Knollenberg is trying to pass some sort of bill to STOP federal funding of the Carter Library.

I know we are all busy, but I'm going to give you a link to and let him know what you think. Just click on Congressman Knollenberg in the body of this blog and it will take you directly to: EMAIL JOE.

Jimmy Carter is a disgrace.

By Ross Balano, Midwest Voices Columnist 2008

Jimmy Carter is in the Middle East making nice with Hamas despite requests from the State Department and his own Democratic Party not to. He reminds me once again why he is considered by many as the worst president of the 20th century.

Let’s take a little trip down memory lane with Jimmy who was president from 1977 to 1981. Some memories from those years include:

1) Lines at the gas pump.

2) Interest rates approaching 17%.

3) Boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games.

4) General depression of the American People that was so bad Carter himself acknowledged it in his “malaise speech.”

5) Unemployment reaching 7.8% in August of 1980.

6) The Iranians took 52 American Diplomats hostage and held them for 444 days.

7) Under Carter, the American military had become so impotent that a rescue mission failed when helicopters crashed in the desert.

Citing human rights abuses, Carter withdrew American support for the Shah of Iran and in fact demanded that he step down.

Carter ordered the Pentagon to advise the Shah’s military not to oppose Ayatollah Khomeini who was returning from exile. Khomeini’s Islamic revolution was the result, and most of the top military people were executed as one of the first acts of the new government.

Carter’s refusal to send our military into Iran when they took the embassy and our people hostage was his worst mistake in my opinion. Had Carter acted then he would have stopped Khomeini and his radicals in their tracks. By not doing so Carter allowed militant Islam and terrorism to become the threat it is today.

Once again, now, Carter again seems to be siding with terrorists. By placing a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat, Carter is paying homage to one of history’s worst terrorists.

I think we should buy Jimmy Carter a new pair of overalls and a new hammer and send him permanently back to Habitat for Humanity. Let him try to build houses instead of tear down America.

Peace, Peace and there is no Peace!

Jimmy Carter Lays a Wreath at Arafat's Tomb
By Julie Stahl Jerusalem Bureau Chief
April 15, 2008

Jerusalem ( - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter laid a wreath of red roses at the grave of Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat during a visit to the West Bank City of Ramallah on Tuesday.

"He and Mrs. Carter and his son Jeff wanted to pay their respects to President Arafat," Carter's trip director Rick Jasculca told Cybercast News Service. But the former president didn't make any comments there, he said.

Dubbed the "godfather of terrorism," Arafat was linked to the deaths of two American diplomats in the Sudan in 1973 -- one of many terror acts laid at his feet. (See earlier story)

Twenty years later, Arafat became the first PLO leader to sign a peace agreement with an Israeli Prime Minister -- Yitzhak Rabin -- in 1993. He was considered Israel's peace partner (although many Israelis never believed it) until the beginning of the violent Palestinian uprising in September 2000. Arafat managed the terror war against Israel until his death in 2004.

U.S. officials have emphasized that Carter is visiting the Middle East as a private citizen and not as a representative of the U.S. government.

On Tuesday, the Israeli government refused Carter's request to visit Hamas-controlled Gaza. The former U.S. leader has angered the Israeli government over plans to meet Hamas's top leader, Khaled Mashaal, in Syria on Friday.

Most visiting American dignitaries -- including President Bush -- have avoided Arafat's tomb. Michaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem that handles Palestinian affairs, told Cybercast News Service that no active U.S. Executive Branch member had ever laid a wreath on Arafat's grave.

Carter first met Arafat in 1990, when Arafat was leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization. According to a New York Times report, Carter praised Arafat as a peacemaker.

Years later, Carter led an international team in observing the first Palestinian Authority elections that gave Arafat the presidency. (Carter also observed the 2006 elections that brought Hamas an overwhelming parliamentary majority.)

Arafat was the most frequent visitor to President Bill Clinton's White House. President Bush also dealt with Arafat at the beginning of his presidency, but after the Palestinian leader lied to Bush in early 2002 about a huge shipment of Iranian weapons bound for the P.A., he was shunned until his death in November 2004.

On Tuesday, Carter also had lunch with a dozen or so Palestinian civil society leaders and had what was described as a "wonderful round table" discussion with Palestinian youths that he and his wife enjoyed immensely, said Jasculca.

As President Carter travels around the Middle East he is "eager to hear viewpoints" about peace and the peace process. "Instead of talking, he's doing a lot of listening," said Jasculca.

(Peacemaker, Jimmy Carter and the "godfather" of terrorism, Yasser Arafat, just think about it, my mama would have called that, "selling your soul to the devil!" VoteNovember2008)

Perdue should sign bills affecting illegal immigration

By D.A. King
Guest Columnist

"How can they pass a law like this? Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems." - Mexican Rep. Leticia Amparano Gamez, quoted in the Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen newspaper on the thousands of Mexicans who are returning home as a result of Arizona legislation directed at illegal employment and illegal immigration.

In an amusing bit of irony, officials in the Mexican state of Sonora are publicly complaining about being overwhelmed with demands for housing, services and schools to accommodate repatriated "migrants" who were formally residing in the U.S. illegally.

The neighboring Mexican state is dealing with the fact that Arizona is demonstrating what is recognized all over the U.S. where state and local governments have acted on the crime of illegal immigration: Enforcement works.

To that end, along with some insightful resolutions, the recently ended Georgia legislative session has produced several bills that - combined with Senator Chip Rogers' (R- Woodstock) 2006 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act - could add to the woes of the Mexican officials.

From someone who spent more than half of the 40 legislative session days under the Gold Dome working to encourage legislators to disregard the endless objections and mindless howls from the usual suspects in the open-borders lobby, a short outline of some of what the well-funded leftists fought so hard to stop.

From state Sen. John Wiles (R-north Cobb), Senate Bill 350 would punish any Georgia resident - including illegal aliens - caught driving in Georgia without ever having obtained a Georgia driver's license. Presently, unlicensed driving usually results in a small fine that is regarded as little more than a speed bump by untrained and unlicensed illegal drivers. SB 350 allows for fingerprinting violators, fines of up to $1,000 and jail time for the first offense, with a felony charge if convicted more than three times in five years.

Besides being a deterrent to illegal immigration, SB 350 would save lives on Georgia roads. Maybe it would have saved Cobb Sheriff's Deputy Loren Lilly, who was killed when he was run off the road by an unlicensed illegal alien in December 2006.

This is the second year Wiles has fought for passage of his legislation. Gov. Sonny Perdue vetoed a nearly identical bill last year. Sen. Wiles deserves our thanks for his dedication to public safety and his courage in standing up to the crazies in the illegal alien lobby.

Ditto for Rep. James Mills (R-Gainesville), whose House Bill 978 allows law enforcement officers to impound the vehicles of drivers found to be driving without being licensed - the huge majority of whom are illegals. The fact that federal law allows for the seizure of any vehicle or craft found to be transporting illegal aliens does not silence the absurd argument that this is somehow "unconstitutional" or "anti-immigrant."

SB 421, sponsored by Sen. Chip Pearson (R- Dawsonville), makes it a felony for the second violation of the crime of knowingly manufacturing, selling, distributing or possessing false identification documents. Even for illegal aliens who have stolen American citizens' identities in order to steal the "American Dream."

These bills have all the right enemies - including Jerry Gonzalez of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials and the sinister MALDEF - who are working for a veto from the governor.

This legislation deserves enthusiastic and vocal support from Georgia citizens.

Two Senate resolutions are also noteworthy, final and cannot be vetoed. SR 827 written by Sen. Nancy Schaefer (R-Turnerville), expresses the will of the Georgia Senate to urge Congress to withdraw our country from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and from any activity that seeks the economic merger of the United States with other nations - like has happened with the European Union.

SR 1011 from Sen. Bill Jackson (R-Appling) offers gratitude and appreciation to U.S. Border Patrol and urges the president to review the ludicrous incarceration of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. Both were prosecuted for improperly wounding an illegal alien smuggling drugs.

It was not a good session for those who promote and defend illegal immigration - if the governor lets enforcement work. I am going to call his office right now at (404) 656-1776 and ask him to sign these important bills into Georgia law.

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society, which is opposed to illegal immigration. On the Web:

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tricia Walsh Smith

In honor of a woman scorned. You have to see this!

What a way to start the day!

Alarm Clock Problems - Watch a funny movie here

Happy Birthday to the Pope!

Wow, just finished watching President George W. Bush and Pope Benedict on the lawn of the White House. All the music was phenomenal. Kathleen Battle belted out The Lord's Prayer with such elegance. It was amazing. There were other songs but the US Army Choir sang, Battle Hymn of the Republic! It brought me to tears. Here are the lyrics to the Battle Hym of the Republic:

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery Gospel writ in burnished rows of steel;
“As ye deal with My contemners, so with you My grace shall deal”;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel,
Since God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Since God is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet;
Our God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free;
[originally …let us die to make men free]
While God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! While God is marching on.

He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave;
So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of wrong His slave,
Our God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

Happy Birthday Holy Father and God Bless America!

Bitter and Packing Heat

Check out the daily editorial cartoons by Michael Ramirez.

Monday, April 14, 2008

It's that time again!

The Grassroots Movement


As we grow throughout the country, new faces from new places will be posted, along with folks who’ve worked for years to make the FairTax a reality. These features will serve as a big “thank you” to our supporters, but will also serve as inspiration and a conduit for successful ideas to advocates across the country. Click on the Volunteer Network link in the left navigation and you will be given a direct line into the grassroots network, or e-mail us through the GRASSROOTS e-mail address and we’ll get you started.

Advocating for the FairTax shouldn’t be just another job, it should be a passion and it should be fun! While attending the first two big FairTax rallies, we had the opportunity to meet many of our members face-to-face. We were excited to see such wonderful diversity and the enthusiastic ways people expressed their feelings through T-shirts, signs, and even paint on their cars! Since the FairTax cuts across political and demographic lines, we added the Just for Fun section as a place for “Fair Taxers” to put up our feet, share a chuckle, and get to know one another.

Without our diligence and hard work we all will continue to suffer under an overwhelming, unjust, abused tax code. Thankfully, we have thousands and thousands of volunteers already in the trenches, working every day to further the FairTax. Join us!

"The income tax has made more liars out of the American
people than golf has."
Will Rogers,US humorist & showman (1879 - 1935)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A word from Laura Armstrong

Below: Helicopter pilot Bruce "Snake" Crandall (played in the movie by Greg Kinnear) with Armstrong, whose dad was "Black Bart" Bartholomew. He was later KIA on his second tour in 1968.

July 21, 2007

It's been too long since we last heard from Laura Armstrong. Laura is the daughter of the legendary Vietnam War hero Roger ("Black Bart") Bartholomew, and a hero in her own right as far as we at Power Line are concerned. As such, she is particularly well situated to comment on my take on Dean Barnett's Weekly Standard cover story "The 9/11 generation." Laura writes:

I read with interest your generational observations, Boomers vs. 9/11 generation.

I'm 46 -- too young for Vietnam (though you might remember I spoke in about the Vietnamization of this war back in 2004 and John Kerry, which Paul commented on in Power Line). I'm on the tail end of being a Boomer, born in 1961.

My contemporaries and I were just old enough to remember the turmoil of the sixties, but too young to participate. Our parents were the silent majority, tsk-tsking the "hippies" at the dinner table, too old to participate in the Summer of Love, just trying to earn a living and keep us away from a world gone mod. We saw Munich, Entebbe, the Achille Lauro and other terrorism-related events. We watched Navy diver Robert Dean Stetham sacrifice for us in 1985, during the takeover of TWA flight 847. His name comes freely to mind, even after 22 years.

When we went to college in the late '70s, we knew we were there to learn, not to protest. We were the impressionable generation in elementary school when Americans walked on the moon. They were heroes, and we were too young to be cynics. We watched the space shuttle land safely for the first time while in college, and many of us realized space travel would be a reality for us. Unlike the seemingly untouchable astronauts of the Apollo days, we knew (even the girls) we could actually attain that job, or any other, if we just wanted it and worked hard.

We were also the group who saw the remnants of a troubled, post-Vietnam military, savaged by the left (opportunists like Kerry) and wrongly regarded as pathetic by most. Jimmy Carter almost broke that military, but it was the young men of my generation who joined anyway because they were patriots DESPITE the boomer's who tried to tell us service to this country was a joke. Those same boomer's went on to take from this country in so many ways, while never giving back. And those optimists who joined and made the service their career are the ones who lead us today.

Most of all, we watched our embassy held hostage in Iran, and we cried when American soldiers were tragically killed during a rescue attempt.

We were the Reagan generation, watching from our dorms as his impending presidency ended Nightline's never ending daily countdown. Reagan talked to us about the Shining City on the Hill, the Boys of Point du Hoc, and tearing down the wall. We listened.

I absolutely believe that military families hand down their ideals of service. But I also believe my generation understands today's threat in a way the average Boomer cannot (because his facts are so clouded by his experiences in the 60s). And it's our kids who're out there on the front lines as second lieutenants and gunnery sergeants, having been raised to believe our country's ideals are worth fighting for.

I only hope the aging hippies, socialists, Che-lovers, etc. will begin dying off before they do much more damage. It's time for the Reagan kids to have their turn.

Laura B. Armstrong

Redneck Simplified Map

You have to see this to believe it. For anyone out there who is politically correct and have lost your sense of humor, get over it and see a therapist!

Trevor Immelman 2008 Master's Tournament Champion

Professional golfers prepare everyday of their lives for this day! The azaleas were in bloom and the sun was shining bright and the wind was blowing around 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Trevor Immelman has won the 2008 Master's Golf Tournament!

Immelman was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He took up golf at the age of five. He won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1998. He was born on December 16, 1979.

The idea for Augusta National was first thought by Bobby Jones, who had the desire to build a golf course after his retirement from the game. He sought advice from Clifford Roberts, who later became the Chairman of the club, and they both came across a piece of land in Augusta, Georgia. Jones said of the property:

"Perfect! And to think this ground has been lying here all these years waiting for someone to come along and lay a golf course upon it."

Jones hired Alister MacKenzie to design the course, which began in 1931. The course formally opened in 1933. Tragically, MacKenzie died before the first Masters Tournament began.

From 1934 to 2008 there were only three years that the Master's Golf Tournament was not played. 1943, 1944 and 1945 due the World War II. To assist the war effort, cattle and turkeys were raised on the Augusta National grounds.


In addition to a cash award, the winner of the tournament is presented with a distinctive green jacket, awarded since 1949, and highly coveted among professional golfers. The green sport coat is actually the official attire worn by members of Augusta National while on the club grounds; each Masters winner becomes an honorary member of the club. Winners keep their jacket for the first year after their first victory, then return it to the club to wear whenever they visit.

What hot dogs are to baseball, the Pimento Cheese sandwich is to the Masters’ at Augusta. There are eight types of sandwiches sold at the Master’s but the Pimento Cheese is the one to get. Although the exact recipe is a secret akin to the secret formula for Coke, it’s made of pimento cheese and smeared on white bread. It's simple, it's inexpensive and it's tradition.

The Master's Golf Tournament is not without controversy.

Augusta National Golf Club has about 300 members at any given time. Fees are reported to range between $250,000 and $500,000.[citation needed] Membership is strictly by invitation; there is no application process.

After much criticism of exclusive and discriminatory admissions, Augusta finally accepted a black member in 1990.

There are currently no female members of Augusta, although women are able to play the course as guests of a member. The club's lack of female membership received national attention in 2002 when Martha Burk, chairperson of the National Council of Women's Organizations, publicly challenged the club's stance.

(Much of the information in this blog was taken from Wikipedia)

Kesting's Speech Was No Apology

By Laura Armstrong

Like many of you, I read with interest in Friday morning's MDJ about Democrat Commissioner Annette Kesting's scheduled news conference on the Marietta Square.

After her shocking public comments defaming county employees with whom she works, I felt it was important to go and see what she had to say in person. Maybe I was expecting another typical politician's non-apology, or a statement that she would not run for her District 4 seat again in light of personal tribulations. Whatever Ms. Kesting was going to say, I wanted to hear it directly, unfiltered, so there would be no doubts in my mind if ever the time came to write about her.

Kesting began her remarks early and spoke quickly, projecting a garbled mix of victimhood, earnestness and downright defiance.

She read from a prepared speech, claiming early on that "dirty politics" had brought her to this place. Blaming journalists and political enemies for her travails, she spun her politician-as-victim story, strangely comparing herself to President George Bush, yet never explaining the racially charged remarks she'd made at a recent church appearance other than to repeat they'd been taken out of context.

Now there's an original excuse.

Her audience was small, mostly reporters and a few activists. Political party support wasn't obvious, if it was there at all. Notably, a half-dozen courthouse employees, white women, walked over after Kesting had started, and it was obvious to me they might have a role in this drama.

Before Kesting's presentation was half over, I struggled to keep the ever-important media poker face. My jaw had literally dropped. This elected official had publicly disparaged the race and religion of private individuals who are not in the political arena, and all but named them by identifying "the third floor" of the courthouse. Her initial explanation, that her racial remarks were intended to motivate others, didn't quell negative publicity. And now she was justifying her gaffe by deflecting and claiming a conspiracy.

Within minutes, Kesting concluded her prepared remarks. Almost as an afterthought, she added, "I would like to apologize for (sic) the ones that I have offended in my speech at Pleasant Grove."

She exited abruptly, leaving three members of a Cobb-based civil rights organization still at the podium to interject their agenda into the story.

This group, the New Order, first attracted my attention when they heckled Kesting at one of her earliest town hall meetings. The relationship changed, they revealed, when they "got to know" Kesting better.

I asked New Order CEO Gerald Rose if he's now formally advising her; he affirmed they will support her through the controversy, and his associate added they'd be supportive of "anyone who's being discriminated against."

During their remarks, I couldn't help but notice the irony of the ladies quietly listening on my right, the real-life working women whose reputations Kesting damaged first and foremost, the slander now glossed over by media and the New Order.

Their side of the story remains untold; they don't want to make things worse. But I suspect Kesting's public excuse-fest on Friday did just that.

Friday, April 11, 2008

I'm ashamed I live in District 4, Cobb County!

We have a County Commissioner in my district that is up for re-election this year and I can honestly say, "I'm ashamed I live in District 4, Cobb County!" If this woman gets re-elected, I'm seriously thinking of moving out of the County! Her major concerns in the county are bus transportation and parks.

She spoke in a predominantly black church on 2-17-2008 and said that she works with angry white women. I'll find the transcripts of her speech that she delivered. Stay tuned for follow ups.

The following is the video footage that I filmed today at her Press Conference explaining why she said what she did! It makes no sense. Nothing she says makes any sense! Put your religious faith aside and be the judge.

The gentleman to her right on the video is Gerald Rose the founder of the New Order National Human Rights. He appears to think he's the next MLK or Jesse Jackson. He moved to Georgia from Ohio to help us correct our intolerance and injustice.

Here are his words:

On June 24, 2000, Gerald Rose relocated into the Atlanta Area and established the New Order movement throughout Metro Atlanta, with offices in Cobb County and Clayton County.

Today New Order has extended it's services nationwide and continues to seek justice for all God's people.

"Because injustice is here"

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time-the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression."

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely,one has moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws..... One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, and lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty."

"I am in Cobb & Clayton County & Augusta Georgia because injustice is here.... just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town of Toledo,Ohio."

"In our own nation the Boston Tea Party represented a massive act of civil disobedience."

(There were several typos when I pasted this text and just to note his web site does not acknowledge Jesus Christ by capitalization, but I corrected in my paste.)

Part One

Part Deux

"It’s always fascinating to hear the persecuted say what they believe is in the minds of others. Cobb Commissioner Annette Kesting opines that “a lot of white folks are mad because I married a white man because I am a black woman.”
-Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Praying that John McCain doesn't let us down! Great video.

Monday, April 7, 2008

From Moses to Planet of the Apes and finally the NRA!

"From my cold dead hands!", Charlton Heston. He disagreed with segregation and supported Dr. Martin Luther King and campaigned for civil rights, he even campaigned for John F. Kennedy. In 1972, he campaigned for Nixon and was a strong supporter of Ronald W. Reagan. We as Americans have lost a true and passionate patriot. Heston was also a pround member of the Peanut Butter Lovers Hall of Fame. RIP

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Birth of a Tornado

Order a copy of this spectacular photo of the Atlanta that hit downtown May 14th, 2008 @9:45.

Shane Durrance

World Clock

If you are interested in statistical information you will enjoy visiting this clock.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Hello . . . Hellllooooo???

When you are faking a pose for a camera photo opportunity, at least you can get the phone turned in the right direction.

And he wants to be our President? If there's a call to the White House at 3:00 in the morning, I don't think he or Hillary are capable of taking the call.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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This is hysterical!

The Bird Feeder

Author Unkown

I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table everywhere! Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own
pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and
squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it
when it got low on food. After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch
anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be.... quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal. Now let's see. Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen. Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor;
your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other
than 'Old Glory' are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.

Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.