Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year 2011: Why Is The New Year Important?

You might ask the question: Why is the New Year important? Is the economy an important factor? Is the political climate a important factor? Yes, these are significant in and of themselves, but the main reason why the New Year is important is because it represents a chance to start life, our personal lives, all over again, and the opportunity to point our lives in new and better directions. This is the reason why people make New Year resolutions. People make New Year resolutions because they hope to change their recognized bad habits or qualities for the better. People look forward to the New Year with newly renewed faith in God and in themselves, because they know that the old year is ending, and something new, good, fantastic and exciting might be in store for them.

I would like to take a few moments to offer my readers and online friends my sincere wishes for a healthy, happy, safe and prosperous New Year in 2011. People from different countries all over the world, including, of course, the great United States of America, view various articles on my website, and I appreciate the diversity of people, from all different walks of life, who visit my official website. Whether you are a conservative or a liberal, a Republican or a Democrat, an Independent or a Libertarian, I wish all of you great joy and success in 2011. May God bestow His blessings upon every person who reads these words.

In New Year 2011, let us all experience optimism, instead of pessimism, in 2011. Let us all learn to be more optimistic, rather than pessimistic, about the circumstances in our lives, no matter how depressing or upsetting they might be. Let us all learn to rise above the daily, mundane experiences we all have to deal with, and remember that mediocrity is not the most important thing going on in our lives. Above all, let us all bear in mind that life itself is precious and highly significant, and that we should always strive to develop the gifts God gave to us at birth. The potential for true greatness dwells within each and every one of us, and it is my hope that in the New Year of 2011, my readers, as well as myself, will attain to the greatness, in the spiritual sense, that we all deserve.

Friday, December 17, 2010

GOP Pledge: People Grant Government Power

You can read the entire Republican (GOP) Pledge to America at http://pledge.gop.gov/. The pledge reminds Americans about the truths contained in the Declaration of Independence; the basic concept that the country of America is not just a country, but an idea. This idea focuses on the belief that people who are free have the ability to be self-governed, that self-governed people grant the government the right to have power, and that every person has been given the gifts of the right to live, the right to experience freedom and the right to pursue happiness. 


The GOP Pledge to America, which is a great read, goes on to say that the Republican party pledges to respect and value family life and traditional marriage, and to be good and truthful stewards to the American people. You can read the entire pledge, and also watch the Pledge to America Preamble, a You Tube video of A Pledge to America, here:
http://pledge.gop.gov/


I highly recommend that every conservative man and woman read the GOP Pledge to America. The GOP pledge is an excellent summary of what it is that Republicans believe, and wish to proclaim, to America and to the entire world.

Monday, November 22, 2010

JFK/Kennedy Assassination Mourned by Americans

Today, November 22, 2010, marks the 47th anniversary of President John ("Jack") Fitzgerald Kennedy's (JFK's) assassination. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. JFK was the 35th President of the United States of America. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's untimely and unexpected death was a huge shock to all Americans, who deeply mourned his loss.

The beloved American President John F. ("Jack") Kennedy was assassinated on the November 22, 1963, at the young age of 46. The young and handsome President John F. Kennedy, with his cultured and beautiful wife, First Lady Jacqueline ("Jackie") Bouvier Kennedy, are commonly called the rulers of Camelot, because the American public idolized them as if they were a king and queen of a kingdom. The shock of President John F. Kennedy's unexpected and untimely death was almost too much for many Americans to bear.

Although President John F. Kennedy was officially a Democrat, there are some conservatives today who do not believe that President John F. Kennedy was a true liberal. The reason for this belief is due to the fact that the basic tenets of the Democratic party have become a great deal more liberal since the era in which John F. Kennedy was the U.S. President.

President John F. Kennedy's assassination is cloaked with various conspiracy theories. Did Lee Harvey Oswald really assassinate President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, or was Kennedy's death the result of some strange, secret plot? If you want to know the truth about JFK's assassination, check out The Kennedy Assassination by John McAdams. John McAdams debunks the conspiracy theories, myths and hoaxes surrounding the President John F. Kennedy's untimely death by assassination.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Conspiracy Theories: Why People Believe In Hoaxes and Myths

Why do people want to believe in conspiracy theories, hoaxes and myths like the 9/11 conspiracy theory and the FEMA Concentration Camp myths? Is a theory a fact? Is a legend the truth? Is mythology reality? Is a myth real or make-believe? The truth is that truthers (those who choose to believe in hoaxes) are as far away from the truth as people can possibly get. American truthers think they have all of the answers. American truthers choose to believe in conspiracy theories against the American government, and against America, especially when conservative Republicans are in the majority of governmental leadership positions. 


Why do some people prefer to believe in ridiculous theories that people who have common sense recognize as being lies? Truthers choose to believe in myths  because they do not have any true respect for truth, but prefer to believe in lies and falsehood. Truthers believe that  a lie (myth, hoax, or conspiracy theory) is the truth. Some truthers have accused me of trying to brainwash the public, but the truth is that if any brainwashing is going on, it is the conspiracy theorists, in whom truthers have put their trust, that are the guilty ones.


If you believe in a conspiracy theory, you may as well also believe in occult teachings. Maybe you already do believe in the supernatural realms of the occult. Legends are legends, and truth is truth. A theory is a theory and a fact is a fact. This is the truth about 9/11 conspiracy theories and the FEMA Concentration Camp Hoax: they are both lies, myths, hoaxes, or conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theorists want to steal your common sense away from you. If you value your own ability to think for yourself, do not believe in conspiracy theories, myths or hoaxes.


*Dig Deeper Into The Truth About Conspiracy Theories, including 9/11 Conspiracy Theories and the FEMA Death Camp Hoax: 


FEMA Concentration Camps in America: Myths, Hoaxes and Lies
FEMA Concentration Camps: One More Conspiracy Theory for Truthers
9/11: NO MORE CONSPIRACY THEORIES PLEASE



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day: A History Of Military Honor

The history of Veterans Day is clearly explained in this publication. Veterans Day is an annual Federal Holiday, set aside to honor United States military veterans. Veterans Day is an annual Federal Holiday that is celebrated in America every year on November 11, for the sole purpose of honoring and celebrating United States military veterans who are alive, and also United States military veterans who have died.

Veterans Day is a day when Americans can show their patriotic love for America in the simple gesture of displaying American flags on their front lawns for all people to see. How is Veterans Day different from Memorial Day? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, many Americans are confused about the meaning of these two national holidays. Also, there are Americans who do not know the reason why Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th every year. In other words, many Americans are not familiar with the history of Veterans Day.

Here is a little bit of history about Veterans Day, in the hopes that the reasons for celebrating these two national United States annual holidays, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day, will be clearly understood:

Veterans Day was previously known as Armistice Day. The legal holiday known as Armistice Day was created to celebrate the end of World War I.  World War I ended on November 11, 1918. The Act of 1938 was passed on November 11, 1938. Armistice Day was "'dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" 1 Armistice Day paid tribute to veterans of World War I.

After the end of World War II and the Korean War, various Veterans organizations asked the 83rd U.S. Congress to amend the Act of 1938, by substituting the word "Veterans" for the word "Armistice." This legislation was approved on June 1, 1954. The original date of Armistice Day, November 11, was kept, and, to this day, Veterans Day, which is an annual holiday celebrated every year on November 11, is the day Americans take the time to remember and honor all American Veterans who served in any war.

Memorial Day honors servicemembers who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day but the day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.

Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s letter to Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans' Affairs, designating him Chairman, Veterans Day National Committee:

The White House Office

October 8, 1954

Dear Mr. Higley:

I have today signed a proclamation calling upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954 as Veterans Day. It is my earnest hope that all veterans, their organizations, and the entire citizenry will join hands to insure proper and widespread observance of this day. With the thought that it will be most helpful to coordinate the planning, I am suggesting the formation of a Veterans Day National Committee. In view of your great personal interest as well as your official responsibilities, I have designated you to serve as Chairman. You may include in the Committee membership such other persons as you desire to select and I am requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch to assist the Committee in its work in every way possible.

I have every confidence that our Nation will respond wholeheartedly in the appropriate observance of Veterans Day, 1954.

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER  1
What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

Memorial Day remembers and honors military members who have died in service to America, or died due to war injuries. Although military members who have died in service to America are also honored on Veterans Day, the main purpose of Veterans Day is to honor and thank military veterans who are still living. Veterans Day also honors all military veterans who served America in the military, whether in times of war or in times of peace.

Veterans Day is not just an annual Federal Holiday in which some people receive a day off from their jobs. Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, has a purpose. Please remember to take a few moments during the day to remember those brave military veterans who willingly sacrifice their lives in order to protect Americans and America. Veterans Day is a day to wave your American flags and show your patriotism.

1 The History of Veterans Day

*For more information about the history of Veterans Day, click The History of Veterans Day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Marines Guard Heaven's Streets on 235th Birthday

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! Marines, proud members of The United States Marine Corps, or USMC, celebrate their 235th birthday today, Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

You are invited to celebrate the Marine Corps' 235th birthday at the Marine Corps' official ball. The Commandant of the Marine Corps is inviting the general public to officially celebrate the Marine Corps' 235th birthday. The United States Marine Corps' 235th Happy Birthday Celebration will be this coming Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. This is the Marine Corps' official ball, and everyone is invited. For more information, please click Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Ball. If you are unable to attend the Marine Corps' 235th birthday ball, please contact your local Marine Corps' unit to find out if there will be a birthday celebration in your area.

The Marine Corps began on November 10, 1775, when the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to pass a resolution which stated: "'two Battalions of Marines be raised' for service as landing forces with the fleet." The Continental Marines were established with this resolution. These Marines served on both land and sea. The Continental Marines ended after the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. The Marine Corps was established again on July 11, 1798. The Marines often fought against Barbary Pirates along "the Shores of Tripoli." The United States Marine Corps has protected America throughout its long and honorable history. 1

1 Click
Brief History of the United States Marine Corps to read more interesting information about the history of the United States Marine Corps.

The "Marines' Hymn" has been widely used since the mid-1800's, but the "Marines' Hymn" did not become the official hymn of the Marine Corps until 1929. The writer of The Marines' Hymn remains anonymous to this day. There is a bit of a controversy as to who actually wrote the hymn. According to Heritage Press International -- History of the Marines' Hymn, Col. A. S. McLemore, USMC, spent years trying to discover who wrote "The Marines' Hymn." Finally, in 1878, Col. McLemore told the Marine Band leader that he believed the hymn had been adopted from Jacques Offenbach's operetta "Genevieve de Brabant." However, other people think the hymn was derived from a Spanish folk tune. 2

Lyrics to the famous "Marines' Hymn"

From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of UNITED STATES MARINES.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze,
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far off northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job --
The UNITED STATES MARINES.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By UNITED STATES MARINES. 2

2 Click
Heritage Press International -- History of The Marines' Hymn to read more about the history of "The Marines' Hymn."

Happy 235th Birthday, United States Marine Corps! Thank you, honored Marines, for everything you have done, and continue to do, for Americans and America.
If there is any truth to the lyrics in The "Marines' Hymn," regarding the sentiment that Marines even guard Heaven's streets, then I am glad to know I can depend on the Marines to keep me safe!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

United States Marine Corps Celebrates 235 Years

I just received an email reminding me that Wednesday, November 10, is the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. This will be Wednesday's focus on Conservative Wordsmith TM.  

 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

NYC Marathon Winner: Olympic Medalist Shalane Flanagan Finishes Second

New York City Marathon Update: A 28 year old American woman, Shalane Flanagan, finished second in today's New York City Marathon. Shalane Flanagan almost won the NYC Marathon race; Flanagan, from Massachusetts, ran the race in 2:28:40. The winner, Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, ran the race in 2:28:20, just 20 seconds faster than Shalane's impressive run. Shalane Flanagan also won the U.S. Marathon championship.

Shalane Flanagan is not by any means a newcomer to marathon running. In 2008, American runner Flanagan won the Olympic bronze medal in Beijing, China. In the same year, Flanagan broke the American record in the 10,000m two times, and won three United States running titles.

Click the following link to read a great interview with NYC Marathon runner-up Shalane Flanagan: 

As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine 



Shalane Flanagan: 'I Love the Marathon'

A solid half marathon debut for the Olympic medalist

Chilean Miner Will Run In NYC Marathon Today

New York City, USA: Chilean miner Ed Pena, one of the 33 Chilean miners rescued in the massive October Chile mine rescue, is planning on running in the NYC Marathon race today. Ed Pena is 34 years old and is an avid runner. Ed Pena practiced for the New York Marathon by running through tunnels for several miles a day while he was trapped in a Chile mine for over two months.

Marathon world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie met Edison Pena at the airport on Thursday morning. Pena said, speaking in English,  "It's incredible". Pena entertained more than 100 media members with his rendition of some lines from his American idol Elvis Presley's song "Return to Sender." Pena listened to Elvis Presley when he was trapped underground. Pena practiced for the NYC Marathon with his daily 6 to 7 mile run through the Chile mine's underground tunnels. I just saw a clip on NBC of Ed Pena singing Elvis' "Return to Sender," and I must add that his performance was quite charming. NBC is airing the New York City Marathon, which is in progress now.

Ed Pena told the media that he was thinking about beating destiny during those weeks when he was trapped underground in a Chilean mine:

"What I thought about as I ran in the mine was that I was going to beat destiny," Pena said through a translator at a packed news conference Thursday, hours after flying into New York. "I was going to turn the tables on destiny. I was saying to that mine, 'I can outrun you. I'm going to run until you're just tired and bored of me.'

 

"And I did it." 1 

The NYC Marathon officials wanted to invite Ed Pena as a guest of honor, but Ed Pena insisted on running the race himself. Chilean miner Ed Pena is currently suffering from a bad knee, and his goal is to complete the New York City Marathon race in 6 hours . The race is 26.2 miles long. 

 I am so happy that Chilean miner Ed Pena is strong enough to run the race in the NYC Marathon. The entire world, the United States of America and all of New York City salutes you, Edison Pena. You are a hero today.

1 Chilean Edison Pena in NY for Marathon


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chile Mine Rescue Update: 18 Chilean Miners Have Now Been Rescued

Breaking News Update: One more Chilean miner has now been rescued during the Chile Mine Rescue efforts on Wednesday. This brings the current total number of rescued Chilean miners to 18, with 15 Chilean miners still trapped underground. It has been reported that all of the 18 Chilean miners who have been rescued after having been trapped underground since August of 2010 are in good health.

Watch live coverage every minute at the guardian.co.uk News Blog.

17 Chilean Miners Rescued in Chile Mine Rescue Efforts on Wednesday

There are now 17 Chilean Miners who have been rescued in the massive October Chile Mine Rescue efforts. There are 16 Chilean miners who are still trapped underground. This is a breaking news update on Wednesday, October 13, as people all over the world watch and pray for the safe rescue of all 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped underground in a Chile mine since August of 2010. 


A new American hero, Jeff Hart, a well driller from Denver, Colorado, was drilling wells for U.S. Army bases in Afghanistan before he flew to Chile to help out with the Chile Mine Rescue efforts. Jeff Hart is the American hero who guided the drill. The drill was in good hands. Jeff is an experienced driller, and was able to guide the drill without putting the miners in danger. "We got the job done," Hart said simply.

Click the guardian.co.uk News Blog live coverage to watch live updates every minute.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chile Mine Rescue For 33 Chilean Miners Expected To Begin Within Hours

A Chile Mine Rescue for 33 Chilean miners trapped underground is expected to begin within the next few hours. Anxiety is running high for 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped in an underground mine for over 2 months (since August of 2010). The 33 Chilean miners are awaiting Operation San Lorenzo rescue, which is expected to begin momentarily. San (Saint) Lorenzo is the Patron Saint of Miners in the hagiography of official Canonized Saints of the Roman Catholic church.

Chief Medic Dr Jean Romagnoli indicates that the 33 Chilean miners are doing fine. In fact, the 33 Chilean men apparently have good appetites, and have been enjoying festive meals like potatoes with steak and green beans, and dried plums with chicken. Some of the Chilean miners will be required to fast before the Chile mine rescue effort begins.

According to an article in the New York Times, the October rescue will begin momentarily. Chile's billionaire President Sebastián Piñera has made the rescuing of the Chilean miners a number one priority, and a good amount of money has been spent in order to get the rescue underway. He has consequently become a more popular leader due to his unflinching effort to rescue the 33 Chilean men who are still trapped underground.


1 Avalos Silva, Florencio
2 Sepulveda Espinace, Mario
3 Illanes Palma, Juan
4 Mamani Solis, Carlos
5 Sanchez Laguez, Jimmy
6 Araya Araya, Osman
7 Ojeda Vidal, José
8 Yañez Lagos, Claudio
9 Gomez Heredia, Mario
10 Vega Salazar, Alex
11 Galleguillos Orellana, Jorge
12 Peña Villarroel, Edison
13 Barrios Contreras, Carlos
14 Zamora Bugueño, Victor
15 Segovia Rojas, Victor
16 Herrera Campos, Daniel
17 Reygadas Rojas, Omar
18 Rojas Carrizo, Esteban
19 Rojas Villacorta, Pablo
20 Segovia Rojo, Darío
21 Barrios Rojas, Yonny
22 Avalos Acuña, Samuel
23 Bugueño Alfaro, Carlos
24 Henriquez Gonzalez, José
25 Avalos Silva, Renán
26 Acuña Cortés, Claudio
27 Lobos Ramirez, Franklin
28 Villarroel Godoy, Richard
29 Aguilar Gaete Juan, Carlos
30 Bustos Ibañez, Raul
31 Cortez Contreras, Pedro
32 Ticona Yañez, Ariel
33 Urzúa Iribarren, Luis

The entire world is hoping that the Chilean rescue is successful, and that all 33 miners are well. The world is also praying for the men who are trapped underground, as well as the brave rescuers. Are you looking for real heroes in life? You do not need to search any further to find a few real heroes. The true story of 33 heroic Chilean miners, and those rescuers who will make the heroic effort to rescue them, offers inspiration to all people, and demands honor from all people.

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FEMA Concentration Camps in America: Myths, Hoaxes and Lies

FEMA Concentration Camps or FEMA Death Camps in America are myths. The FEMA Concentration Camps Hoax is another Conspiracy Theory. Here is the real Truth: there are no FEMA Concentration Camps in America. Neither are there any FEMA Death Camps in America. America does not have FEMA Concentration Camps. America does not have FEMA Death Camps. Experts have already debunked this conspiracy theory. Yes, debunking conspiracy theories such as the FEMA Concentration Camps myth is the job of expert debunkers.

Do you believe the FEMA Concentration Camps myth, hoax, conspiracy theory or lie (whatever name you choose to call it)? If so, your mind has really been brainwashed by conspiracy theorists. Yes, you have fallen prey to exactly what conspiracy theorists desire: your mind. I have said it before, and I will say it again: there are no FEMA Death Camps or FEMA Concentration Camps anywhere in America. Look at the real evidence and stop believing in myths and hoaxes. The falsehood of these myths and hoaxes has been exposed by expert debunkers who specialize in debunking conspiracy theories.

Here is a real warning for those of you who have become involved with Neo-Nazis and/or Truthers. Truthers choose to believe in AMERICAN FEMA DEATH CAMP FAIRY TALES, but refuse to believe in REAL HISTORICAL HOLOCAUST DEATH CAMPS LIKE AUSCHWITZ. If you have identified yourself with neo-Nazi groups or Truthers, get a grip on reality before it's too late. Your mind is in danger of being lost forever in the dangerous realms of conspiracy theorists, neo-Nazi Holocaust Revisionists, anti-Semitic groups, and political supporters of Ron Paul. FEMA Concentration Camps do NOT exist in America. FEMA Concentrations Camps in America are myths that have been debunked by the experts. *See my "Dig Deeper" Post Below. There is no evidence supporting the hoax of FEMA Death Camps because the whole idea is a hoax.

Are you a skinhead? Yes, you -- you know who you are. You are guilty of anti-Semitism and you belong to a group of people known as deniers. Holocaust deniers deny that the Holocaust really occurred, yet believe in American Fema Death Camps. This is a twisted philosophy that seeps its way into your soul and corrupts it before you even realize what has happened. You are lost. Get away from truthers, neo-Nazis and Ron Paul groupies quickly -- RUN! RUN away as fast as you can, before you no longer have the ability to think for yourself. Do not believe in myths and hoaxes. Do not believe in conspiracy theories, because many conspiracy theories, including the FEMA Concentration Camps or FEMA Death Camps conspiracy theory, have already been debunked by experts. Do NOT allow conspiracy theorists to meddle with your mind.

*Dig Deeper Into The Truth About The FEMA Death Camp Hoax:
Fema Concentration Camps: One More Conspiracy Theory For Truthers

Friday, October 8, 2010

Inspirational and Patriotic Song/Video "I'm an American" Inspires All People

John Schwarzman's inspirational, patriotic song and video entitled "I'm an American" expresses the feelings many Americans, especially conservative Americans, have about the wrong direction America seems to be taking at the present time. If you are a patriotic and conservative American who loves America, you will be emotionally moved in a big way, as I was, by this amazing song and video. I have been in contact with John Schwarzman regarding his song/video "I'm an American." John recently wrote to me via email asking me if I would be willing to check out his new song/video on You Tube. 


I did check out "I'm an American," and I can honestly tell you that this song/video is absolutely awesome beyond any words I can think of writing. I like the song immensely. No, I love the song immensely. I have listened to, and watched, the extremely inspirational and patriotic song/video "I'm an American" over a dozen times since I received John's initial email and link on September 28, 2010. This song is music at its best; it resonates with the minds and hearts of its listeners. 


"I'm an American" is the kind of song a person never gets tired of hearing. The words are remarkable, and the melody is the kind of memorable tune that causes people to hum it during the day. All of this has been accomplished by one man, John Schwarzman, a man who describes himself as being a "spare bedroom guitar player," who mentioned these words to me: "I have never written an actual song before." This is quite remarkable.


Why did John Schwarzman write "I'm an American?" A truck driver told him that someone should write a song that describes how Americans are feeling about the wrong direction in which America is heading, and John decided to give it a go himself. John found and hired musicians and a studio. John also found the singer, Todd Googins, who is a phenomenal talent in his own right. Todd Googins' moving rendition and performance brings "I'm an American" to an even greater level of appreciation by the listening and viewing audience. 


John Schwarzman mentioned to me the following: "All I want is to be a one-hit wonder if this can be my hit!" I wish John the best of luck in this endeavor. I hope "I'm an American"  will be brought into every home in America and around the world, because John's song deserves to be recognized not only by Americans, but by everyone who loves America. 


John, I want to tell you this: Your song and video "I'm an American" is already a huge HIT in the minds and hearts of many people who have already had the good fortune to hear and see this song/video. There is one word I can think of to describe "I'm an American" and the word is "Wow!" Wow, John Schwarzman, you rock! 


Your song is amazing. You should be so very proud of your accomplishment. It isn't everyday that someone writes a song as great as "I'm an American." You are a good and humble man who has taken the time to listen to your heart. Your story is an inspiring example to me and to people everywhere. I wish you the best, John! 

I'm an American

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ahmadinejad Tells United Nations Conspiracy Theory Fairy Tales About U.S.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not receive a standing ovation from United States delegates during his Conspiracy Theory speech to the United Nations. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad mentioned various conspiracy theories about the "real" reasons why the events of 09/11 took place, then went on to say that the United States used these events in an attempt to prolong "a dying world order of domination." Of course, it goes without saying that those Americans who know that every 9/11 conspiracy theory is a hoax, also know that there are three words that sum up the only factual reason as to what caused the tragic event that occurred on 9/11 at what is now known as Ground Zero: "Islamic Jihadist terrorists."

As a sign of protest, United States delegates walked out during Ahmadinejad's speech when he started to recite his conspiracy theories, including the real clincher: that "some segments within the US government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime."

By the way, just in passing, Ahmadinejad's speech happened right here in New York City. That's right. Ahmadinejad is allowed to voice his anti-American thoughts right here in the United States of America. Why is Ahmadinejad even allowed to legally enter the United States of America? And how is it possible that Ahmadinejad, a cruel dictator, vile anti-Semite, hater of the United States of America, and conspiracy theorist is allowed to voice his unwanted opinions to the United Nations General Assembly?

INDEPENDENTS SHIFTING RIGHT TO FAVOR REPUBLICANS IN NOVEMBER

According to a new Pew Research Center survey, Independent voters are highly likely to switch gears and vote for Republicans in the November election. This could be the key factor in Republicans gaining control of the House and Senate again. Democrats have a lot to be worried about right now.

Obama has been steadily losing popularity. The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Polls have repeatedly indicated this fact. Obama's plan to bring his variety of "change" to America is not what the vast majority of Americans want or need. Will a Republican be in the White House again in 2012? Only time will tell, but chances are looking very good at the moment.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Religious Intolerance VS Righteous Anger: Imam Rauf's Ground Zero Mosque

The following article regarding 36 religious leaders, Muslim Imam Rauf, and Imam Rauf's plans to build a Muslim mosque, or Cordoba Cultural Center, near New York City's Ground Zero, was originally written and published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010.  

Thirty-six religious leaders representing Christians, Jews, and Muslims met in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night, having responded to an invitation of the Islamic Society of North America.The sentiments expressed by these 36 religious leaders, in regards to the majority of Americans who are protesting plans to build a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero, is that these Americans are bigoted and guilty of religious intolerance. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, a Roman Catholic archbishop, asserted that protests concerning the building of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero are "not American." 

Those of you who are familiar with my published writings know that I am against religious intolerance. As a matter of fact, I have written and published several articles about tolerance vs. intolerance. For example, I fully supported former Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a Mormon (Latter-Day Saint), when he was campaigning for United States President during the 2008 Presidential Election. I outspokenly criticized those, including some (not all) born again Christians, who refused to support Mitt Romney solely because of his religious beliefs.

I don't like religious intolerance of any kind. For this reason, I don't use my words to bash all Muslim believers. In fact, whenever I have written, or continue to write, about Islam, my emphasis and focus has been, and is, on fanatical Muslim views as they relate to Muslim or Islamic (Jihadist) terrorists and terrorism. Consequently, I am appalled at the extent that certain prominent religious leaders have taken in order to support the plans to build a Muslim mosque near New York's Ground Zero.

In the meantime, it turns out that a Muslim imam is behind the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. Previously, news reports indicated that Muslim businessmen are responsible for the idea. But Feisal Abdul Rauf is the man, the Muslim imam, behind the plan to construct a Muslim mosque near New York City's ground zero. You can read what Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wrote in a recently published New York Time's Op-Ed Opinion article entitled "Building on Faith."

Among other things, the Imam Rauf states that the plans are to build a community center called Cordoba House, in which there will be designated prayer areas for Muslims, Jews, Christians, and those of other religious persuasions. Feisal calls this a "multifaith, multinational effort." Plans are to include a include a "multifaith memorial dedicated to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks."

The problem is this: When you read Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's "Building on Faith" statement, there is no mention as to why the Cordoba House needs to be built near Ground Zero, as opposed to some other less controversial location. With all due respect to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's well-written New York Time's Op-Ed article, is the Cordoba House concept just one more attempt, very cleverly disguised in seemingly spiritual words and garb, at the Islamization of America?

According to Imam Rauf, construction of the Cordoba House has not yet begun. Let those of us who are tolerant conservatives pray that this attempt to ingrain Muslim tenets ever more deeply into American society will not succeed.

Imam Rauf's seemingly religious, spiritual, intelligent, and caring words do not fully indicate the rationale behind the idea to build a Muslim mosque, or Muslim-based community center, in America, near Ground Zero, where over 3,000 innocent Americans were murdered by Muslim terrorists on September 11, 2001. The true and underlying motives and reasons need to be understood in greater depth.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Catholic Cardinal Says Protests Against Ground Zero Mosque are "Not American"

Religious intolerance are key words that express the views of 36 religious leaders regarding the construction of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero. Religious leaders representing Jews, Roman Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, and Muslims met in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night, one night before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, at the invitation of the Islamic Society of North America.

Certain religious leaders have voiced their opinions that anyone who is against the construction of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero is tantamount to being a Nazi. The religious leaders did not actually use the word "Nazis" or "Hitler," but the implication is definitely present when you read the religious leaders' comments about the Ground Zero Muslim mosque, even going so far as Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick's assertion that any protest about the building of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero is not American.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Muslim Fanaticism Is Harmful To Muslims

This is an excellent article that was shared on my Facebook wall today by Kimberly Baehr, a Facebook friend.  The title of Kimberly's Note is: "Facebook | The Peaceful Majority vs. Patriot Activism: Where do you stand?The article is entitled, "A WWII German’s Point Of View On Islam," and the author is Paul E. Marek.


Muslim fanaticism is dangerous to everyone, including those who proclaim themselves to be peaceful Muslims. An Islamic terrorist and a Muslim pacifist differ greatly about their political ideals, but a Muslim pacifist who does and says nothing is not really a pacifist. Why? The so-called Muslim pacifist's silence in the face of brutal Islamic terrorism helps to support terrorists and their ideologies. Islamic terrorist activism is extremely dangerous to America and to the world. It is more than a mere political gesture on the part of fanatical Muslims. It is a statement about their core beliefs, which in and of themselves are extremely frightening.

Friday, August 20, 2010

France's Expulsion Of The Roma, AKA Gypsies

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy is giving orders that Gypsies, or the Roma, as they prefer to be called, should have their Gypsy camps destroyed, and be deported back to Romania. The command is already being followed. Several Gypsy encampments have been demolished, and Gypsies are already being deported from France.

This is not a matter of illegal immigration, although this is the excuse President Nicolas Sarkozy is giving to the world. France's expulsion of the Roma is a matter of ethnic racism, and demonstrates an extreme disliking of the Roma. This is far too similar to the order given by Hitler to his German Nazi henchmen; the Nazis murdered a vast majority of Gypsies living in Europe.

I can't help but feel compassion for Gypsies because, like Jews, they have had a history of being misunderstood and hated. I find these racist acts by Sarkozy to be unethical, immoral, and uncivil. I guess the French are not quite as sophisticated as all of the hype would indicate.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Obama Says He Has "No Regrets" For Endorsing Ground Zero Mosque

President Barack Obama should have kept silent regarding the Ground Zero mosque. Does Obama have any regrets? According to today's New York Daily News article, Obama has no regrets about his recent remarks in which he endorsed the building of a Muslim mosque near New York city's Ground Zero. 


This seems to be one of the many problems that is alienating more and more Americans from Obama's presidency. Obama just doesn't seem to have any regrets over any of his irresponsible acts and words as acting President of the US. I don't think  the word "accountability" is in Obama's dictionary; at least not where Americans are concerned. 


Read more: Obama has 'no regrets' over Ground Zero mosque remarks; poll finds 63% oppose WTC location

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Free Wordsmith Library Open To The Public

The Wordsmith Library is now open to the public. Read the prolific and profound writings of America's favorite wordsmith, Conservative Wordsmith ™ Susan Baldwin.

Susan Baldwin extends a special invitation to her Facebook and Twitter friends, inviting them to visit Wordsmith Library, and spend some time reading more of her published blog posts and articles; Twitter tweets; Facebook status messages, updates, and NetWorkedBlogs posts; and her voluminous, wise, and witty answers as "Wordsmith" on WebAnswers.com. Browse through Susan's historical Townhall.com Archive, where you will find many more previously published political posts to read.

The Wordsmith Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a good opportunity to read a huge, and constantly growing, library of writings by Susan Baldwin, who is involved in many online projects.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Greg Gutfeld To Open Gay Bar for Islamic Gays Near Ground Zero Mosque

On Friday, President Obama staunchly defended the idea of building a Muslim Mosque near Ground Zero. Obama said that Muslims have rights, including the right to buy property and build a mosque, and this includes building a mosque in the New York city area where the tragic events of 9/11 took place. 


If Muslims have rights to buy property and build a mosque near Ground Zero, so does Greg Gutfeld of Fox News' Red Eye. Greg Gutfeld wants to break down the Muslim religious walls against homosexuality, and what better way to cater to Islamic gay men than to build a gay bar right next door to the Muslim mosque? 


One more thing: Perhaps there should be a sign near the Muslim mosque and Greg Gutfeld's Islamic gay bar reading:


This is the place where American tragedy turned into absurd mockery.  



Obama Letter: "You Truly Scare Me"

This is a fantastic open letter written by Lou Pritchett, a former vice president of Procter and Gamble. Mr. Pritchett's letter accurately expresses the sentiments of many concerned Americans in regards to Obama's presidency. Mr. Pritchett says his open letter has received over 500,000 hits on the Internet.

snopes.com: An Open Letter to President Obama - Lou Pritchett

Obama Says Ground Zero Mosque Asserts Muslims' Religious Rights

Obama broke his silence regarding the controversial Ground Zero Mosque at a special Ramadan dinner held for Muslims at the White House on Friday. Obama stated that Muslims "have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," Obama said, according to a White House transcript. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances."


Mayor Michael Bloomberg has turned out to be a huge disappointment, not only to conservatives, but to many New Yorkers, as he verbally applauded President Obama's defense of the mosque. In an official statement issued Friday evening, Mayor Bloomberg also spoke positively about the Ground Zero mosque, saying: "As I said last week, this proposed mosque and community center in Lower Manhattan is as important a test of the separation of church and state as we may see in our lifetime, and I applaud President Obama's clarion defense of the freedom of religion tonight." 


Obama continues to succeed at being at odds with the majority of Americans on just about any topic, whether it concerns health care, politics, or religion. The vast majority of Americans (68%) are outraged about Muslims having the gall, and the legal right, to build a mosque near Ground Zero. This is a slap in the face to the relatives of those people who were unexpectedly and mercilessly murdered by Muslim (Jihad) terrorists on 9/11. 


Oh, by the way, if Obama thinks Americans don't have the legal right to say the word "Muslim," "Jihad," or "Jihadist" before the word "terrorists," (another word on his politically incorrect list) he had better think again. Does he plan on changing Americans' right to freedom of speech? Is this one of the big "changes" Obama promised during his presidential campaign? 


The truth is the truth, and the terrorists (yes, President Obama, there really are terrorists in the REAL world) who flew their airplanes into New York City's World Trade Center on 9/11 were Muslims. This is a fact, and no amount of politically correct editing of words will ever change the facts of what happened on that terrible day in American history. I applaud journalists Peter Nicholas and Julia Love, Tribune Washington Bureau, by the way, for not being afraid to use the words "Muslim terrorists" in their article.


The whole idea of building a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero is so ridiculous that it borders on the absurd. The absurdity and near-lunacy of liberal thinking is evident when political leaders unabashedly state that building a Muslim mosque in the same part of New York City where the World Trade Center once proudly stood is a legal right and a way to test the separation of church and state.  

Friday, August 13, 2010

Christopher Hitchens: "How Am I? I'm Dying." (VIDEO)

Author Christopher Hitchens, an outspoken secular humanist atheist who wrote the best selling book “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,” is being medically treated for esophageal cancer. In a recent interview, Christopher Hitchens stated that even though he knows he is dying, he still won't knowingly turn to religion. 


Hitchens said that any religious remarks or sentiments he might utter would be due to lunacy and fear caused by the cancer spreading to his brain, and added that it is possible he might say something indicating he is a religious believer, but that if he does utter these types of words, they would be spoken by someone he doesn't know or recognize. "The entity making such a remark might be a raving, terrified person whose cancer has spread to the brain. I can't guarantee that such an entity wouldn't make such a ridiculous remark, but no one recognizable as myself would ever make such a remark," he said. 


Christopher Hitchens: 'I'm Dying' (VIDEO)The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg Interviews Christopher Hitchens; with Author Martin Amis, Hitchen's "dearest friend." 


My Related Townhall.com Posts 

The Religion of Christopher Hitchens 
Christopher Hitchens Is Not Great
Ben Franklin's Title to Hitchens' Book
Benjamin Franklin on God and Prayer


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Frugality Will Not Make You Rich


Can frugality make you rich? The time-tested art of frugality, or saving money by cutting all obvious corners, can certainly help anyone experiencing a personal economic crisis, but hyper-frugality is carrying frugality to an extreme that is almost laughable.

If you find yourself saving used pieces of tin foil after you used them in your oven, or you have a nasty habit of buying the unhealthiest food you can possibly find just because it's cheap, then you are practicing the dangerous art of hyper-frugality, and hyper-frugality is carrying frugality to the extreme.

Can hyper-frugality make you rich? By the example many wealthy people give, you would think this to be the case. However, the fact of the matter is that even though hyper-frugality will enable you to save more money each month, being hyper-frugal will definitely not make you rich.

Investing in stocks or mutual funds might help you to get rich, but if you don't invest wisely, you could literally lose every single penny you currently own. Don't invest any money you can't afford to lose. If you can afford to lose some money, do your research before investing any of your hard earned dollars.

If you learn the knack of buying low and selling high, and you are capable of not going into an emotional selling frenzy every time the stock market goes down, you actually could become a successful investor, and add extra money to your savings account.

Although many people seek financial wealth, being wealthy is not necessarily the most wonderful thing that can happen to a person. For some people, having too much money becomes an almost unbearable burden. Philanthropists enjoy giving money away, and this act of unselfish kindness is to the benefit of all lucky recipients.

It is far better to count your blessings instead of money. Blessings are free gifts from God, don't cost a cent, and help to make a person's life, both inner and outer, richer in the truest sense of the word.

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Abraham Lincoln's Republican Tenets Are Still True Today

Do the Republican tenets held by President Abraham Lincoln still stand true today? Republicans have always taken a stand against racism, slavery, high taxes, and abusive governmental power. Republicans have always fought for the rights of the individual. The Republican Party or GOP today is still in harmony with Abraham Lincoln's basic Republican principles. Abe Lincoln was a Republican, not a Democrat. Abe Lincoln was a political conservative, not a leftist liberal.

It is important to remember the fact that Abe Lincoln was a Republican, because people need to know, and fully understand, that it is not Democrats but Republicans, as representatives of the Republican Party, who have always been the people in government who especially opposed and abhorred liberal thought regarding the acceptance of slavery, the raising of personal income taxes, and the idea of government taking care of people instead of people governing themselves and their own lives. Yes, President Abraham Lincoln's Republican tenets really are still true today.

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