March 8, 2013
Thought for the day…
Apparently when Liberals say they aren't Communists, it's the same as saying a woman standing outside a store window looking over the clothing on display, isn't shopping, because she hasn't actually stepped into the store...yet.
Posted by Danny Carlton at 6:09 AM
October 9, 2011
In celebration of…Al Gore’s slide show
Meet Irena Sendler (1910-2008)
She was a 98 year-old Polish woman at her time of death. During World War II, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She dedicated herself to smuggle Jewish children out. Infants were carried in the bottom of the tool box she used and older children in a burlap sack she had in the back of her truck.
She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children during this time
She eventually was caught and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families but most had been killed. She then helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
Instead the Nobel Committee selected Al Gore…
…for presenting a slide show on Global Warming.
[Originally posted at 10knotes.]
Posted by Danny Carlton at 7:20 AM
August 9, 2011
August 9th, 2011 Links
I seriously doubt Bachmann appreciates NOW demanding that she be treated differently than a man. In fact, my guess is this is an intentional, transparent attempt to make Bachmann look like hypocritical feminists that demand "equality" by demanding favoritism.
The National Organization for Women defends Bachmann against Newsweek
One of presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s major political opponents is defending her against what it says is blatant sexism on the part of Newsweek magazine.
Europe's post-modernist "churches". They don't even have the integrity of starting their own religion, they just hi-jack Christian churches, and turn them into atheist/humanist perversions.
How can a Church have an atheist clergy?
In Holland, Protestant ministers who describe themselves as at atheists, are 'reforming' Christianity for the modern world, writes Robert Pigott.
Apparently it's everybody's fault but Obama's. I don't think people are buying it, do you?
Democrats seek to pin credit downgrade on tea party - Washington Times
While continuing to cast doubt on the credibility of Standard & Poor's, several Democrats on Sunday said there is an even greater culprit in the downgrade of the nation's credit rating: the tea party.
"I agree with people who say the AARP, the group once known as the American Association of Retired Persons, has completely become left-wing agenda oriented," American Seniors Association President Phil Kent stated.
AARP's mission: Serving seniors or selling insurance?
With its literature featuring the smiling faces of happy retirees, every year AARP invites millions of people over age 50 to join its ranks...but its critics contend the organization should talk less about what it claims to do for seniors and more about what it does to seniors, especially the effort...
Hawaii is still claiming that to release Obama's birth certificate would be a violation of his privacy. Which means they are admitting it hasn't yet been released, and the one he's claiming is the real one is a fraud.
Court tells Hawaii officials to explain birth records
President Barack Obama in the Oval Office April 4. California attorney Orly Taitz today secured an order from United States District Court Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi demanding representatives of the Hawaii Department of Health appear in federal
Posted by Danny Carlton at 7:33 AM
June 30, 2011
The SA (Sturmabteilung or as we know them today “Brown Shirts”) was founded in Munich by Adolph Hitler in 1921 out of various roughneck elements that had attached themselves to the fledgling Nazi movement. It drew its early membership largely from the Freikorps (Free Corps), armed freebooter groups, made up largely of ex-soldiers, that battled leftists in the streets in the early days of the Weimar Republic. Outfitted in brown uniforms after the fashion of Mussolini’s Fascist Blackshirts in Italy, the SA men protected Party meetings, marched in Nazi rallies, and physically assaulted political opponents.
The description seems eerily similar to what are today sometimes called “Purple Shirts”—SEIU (Service Employees International Union) a union of government workers notorious for their methods of intimidation, harassment and even assault on any they deem an opponent.
In spite of their violent methods, the SEIU has been lauded, honored and their leaders appointed to high government posts by the Obama Administration.
In contrast, on this date in 1934, after using them to gain unprecedented power, Adolf Hitler, in what is called the “Night of the Long Knives,” had many leading officials of the SA summarily executed.
Posted by Danny Carlton at 6:06 AM
June 29, 2011
The Virtual 911 Memorial
If you remember in 2006 I provided a blog widget for people who wanted to note the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I've revamped the coding to allow for larger bandwidth and have a new widget ready for the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.
You can see an example of the widget and get the code at http://news.elevenoclock.com/remember911.html.
There's also a Facebook App if you want to use it as well.
Please consider promoting this. The Obama Administration and the DNC are trying to downplay the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 because it become a political liability to them when people remember that there are violent radicals in the world that want to harm us.
Posted by Danny Carlton at 8:08 AM
May 11, 2011
This day in history…May 11
May 11th, 1996
It was almost 90º, and in the humidity typical of Florida, that's even worse than it normally would feel. It was May 11th, 1996 and Domingo Pacheco was racing to the airport to catch a plane, then he felt his tire go flat. He was on the Palmetto Expressway right at the beginning of rush hour traffic. Having a flat tire was bad enough, but in this heat, with hundreds of cars and trucks screaming by, inches away?
At least when the cars whipping past it caused a momentary breeze for him which was good since the sweat dripping from his face and hands made changing the tire even more difficult. But he knew that any one of those cars had to veer only inches to end his life before he would have even known what happened. But he really didn't have time to worry, because he was running very late. Glancing at his watch, he realized he'd already missed his flight..
Then his phone rang.
It was his mother. He answered, and she acted surprised to hear his voice. Odd. It was his phone after all. He explained that he had had a flat tire, and that's why he wasn't at the airport.
“Turn on your radio,” she said, “The plane you were going to be on just crashed in the Everglades”
That was Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 which caught fire minutes after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board.
Domingo Pacheco knows why he got a flat tire. Next time one of any of the multitude of things that annoy you so much, happens, remember that it's only sour milk until you figure out it's cheese.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28
Posted by Danny Carlton at 6:15 AM
May 10, 2011
This day in history…May 10
May 10th, 1994
Former President George H.W. Bush's office released his letter of resignation from the National Rifle Association. The letter expressed Bush's outrage over the NRA's reference to federal agents as ''jackbooted government thugs.'' Jack boots are the kind that reach above the knee, which were worn in the 17 century by soldiers and nowadays, sometimes by fishermen. Federal thugs either wear business shoes or, when needing to shoot unarmed women holding babies or burn children to death, army boots. The NRA has yet to apologize for the error.
May 10th, 2000
After classified material outlining America's nuclear weapons programs turned up missing from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a fire, set deliberately to “clear brush from the path of a wildfire”, was driven by high winds into a New Mexico canyon, forcing the evacuation of the 11,000 residents of Los Alamos as well as those working at the laboratory. Given the inability to provide adequate security during the fire, any investigation into the missing documents was fruitless. It was later learned that the Communist Chinese government, which had heavily funded Bill Clinton's campaign, had obtained enough classified US nuclear information to push them ten year ahead in their development of nuclear weapons.
Just a coincidence, I'm sure.
May 10th, 2002
A 39-day standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem ended with 13 suspected militants flown into European exile and 26 released into the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, the Israeli army had already been positioned in the Gaza strip so the 26 “freed” terrorists were soon given a “warm” welcome home.
Posted by Danny Carlton at 6:26 AM
May 6, 2011
This day in history…May 6
May 6, 1937
From the New York Times, May 7, 1937:
The zeppelin Hindenburg was destroyed by fire and explosions here at 7:23 o'clock tonight with a loss of thirty-three known dead and unaccounted for out of its ninety-seven passengers and crew.
Three hours after the disaster twenty-one bodies had been recovered, and twelve were still missing. The sixty-four known to be alive included twenty passengers and forty-four of the crew. Many of the survivors were burned or injured or both, and were taken to hospitals here and in near-by towns.
The accident happened just as the great German dirigible was about to tie up to its mooring mast four hours after flying over New York City on the last leg of its first transatlantic voyage of the year. Until today the Hindenburg had never lost a passenger throughout the ten round trips it made across the Atlantic with 1,002 passengers in 1936.
Only thirty-five of the 97 people on board at the time were killed. It's interesting to me that any of them survived. From what I can gather, the survivors jumped and were then pulled aside by people on the ground.
Original film with voice over by Herb Morrison of WLS radio
May 6, 1994
In 1991 the Arkansas governor Bill Clinton had state employee Paula Jones escorted to his hotel room by a state trooper. Once she arrive the governor attempted to coerce her into sex. She refused and Clinton told her to talk to her boss, which she interpreted as a threat that she’d lose her job if she didn’t cooperate. Over the next few months Bill Clinton had the same state trooper leave veiled threats with Jones, to remind her to keep quiet.
On May 6, 1994 Paula Jones filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton. He, of course, claimed she was lying and was just wanting money, and then offered her $800,000 to shut up. She turned it down and said, no, she wanted an apology instead. Well, she and her husband were audited — like a lot of people Clinton didn't like — then attacked by the MSM on everything from her looks to her accent. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright — a personal friend of Bill Clinton's, who refused to recuse herself from the case — decided Jones suffered no harm by being sexually harassed and threatened by Bill Clinton, and dismissed the case. The NOW and Feminists pretended to be looked away and examined the wallpaper.
May 6, 1954
Roger Bannister breaks the four minute mile.
Narration by Roger Bannister
Posted by Danny Carlton at 6:49 AM
May 5, 2011
This day in history…May 5
May 5, 1924
The ACLU didn't like Tennessee's law against teaching the theory of Evolution, so they went “chumming” for someone who'd be willing to break the law for them. They put ads in some Tennessee newspapers saying they'd pay the expense of any teacher willing to be their patsy (they probably used a different word). George Rappleyea, owned some mines in Dayton, Tennessee and figured the publicity would help the local economy, which would of course mean more money for him, so he called a meeting of some local business men. They talked John Scopes into volunteering as “the accused” and pretended that he'd been arrested. Scopes was a coach, not a biology teacher, but had subbed a couple of weeks for the real biology teacher. And he actually never taught Evolution, but then the truth wasn't really something the group was all that interested in.
Most of the myth surrounding the Scopes Trial comes from the fictional play (which was eventually made into a movie), written by Jerome Lawrence. Jerome Lawrence was a practicing pedophile and really, really hated Christians, because more than any other group they were the biggest danger to his lifestyle of abusing young boys. Lawrence also, didn't really have much use for the truth, so what he eventually wrote barely resembled what really happened in Dayton, Tennessee during the trial.
Even though twelve different scientists and theologians made statements as part of the record presented by the defense, none of them were cross-examined. (in the play the defense was allowed no expert witnesses to defend Evolution). ACLU attorney Clarence Darrow offered fossil evidence to “prove” Evolution, but as usually happens, the wild claims Evolutionists make about tiny fragments of bones eventually proves to be ... well, wild speculation. It didn't seem to impress the court, and since then quite a bit of what Darrow considered “proof” has been exposed as either hoaxes or just plain silliness on the part of Evolutionists who claimed they could tell what, long extinct (and more often than not, fictional) animal a tiny bone fragment came from. It exposed the snake-oil aspects of the religion of Evolution, and the wisdom of the Tennessee law keeping that kind of nonsense out of a class about real science.
On May 5, 1924, the trial ended as Clarence Darrow, himself, asked for a guilty verdict. Remember, he was the defense attorney! But the ACLU's goal was a guilty verdict, so they could then get more publicity by appealing it. It also prevented the prosecution from cross-examining Scopes. The last thing they wanted was for Williams Jennings Bryant to be allowed to make closing arguments. After the sentence was passed, Bryant, the lawyer for the prosecution, offered to pay Scopes' fine.
Nowadays, the theory of Evolution is taught as a fact in government schools, and questioning it, is not allowed. The motto of modern education seems to be: “Hey! Who told you to think?!?”
“In the science, Evolution is a theory about changes; in the myth it is a fact about improvements.” — C. S. Lewis
May 5, 1961
Alan Shepard officially became the first America in space. He made a 15-minute suborbital flight after his space capsule was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. But, since the Soviet Union, had already sent someone into space, it was a bit anti-climactic. Like kissing your sister. Well, the US was embarrassed because we came in second. JFK promised we'd be the first to put someone on the moon and the space program was taken more seriously after that.
May 5, 1994
Michael Fay, an American, was found guilty of vandalizing a bunch of cars in Singapore. The Asians have this funny idea about crime and punishment, thinking criminals should actually dread the punishment. On this day in 1994, a trained expert took a thin bamboo cane, and whooped the snot outta Michael Fay in what they call over there a “caning”. The bamboo rod used on Mike was too thin to do any permanent damage, but from what others have said, it hurts like the dickens. The media covered him whining and moaning about how cruel it was, but for the most part Americans thought the idiot got what he deserved, and started asking why we don't cane vandals over here. And, y'know, to this day there haven't been any reports of Mikey-boy vandalizing any more cars, either in Singapore or in the United States. Hm.
Posted by Danny Carlton at 6:14 AM
May 4, 2011
This day in history…May 4
May 4, 1626
Barely holding their laughter at the gullibility of these pale-skinned travelers from across the ocean, nomadic Native Americans sell a worthless island to Dutch explorer Peter Minuit for $24 in cloth and buttons. To the Natives it was inconceivable that an individual could own land. It would make as much sense for us, today to sell the air above our heads. But those white people are such suckers, aren't they.
Today we call that island, New York City.
May 4, 1776
Rhode Island declares independence from England. England responded, “Rhode what?”
May 4, 1970
Angered by the expansion of the Vietnam war into Cambodia, students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, opposed to government’s use of violence to solve problems, demonstrated violently, eventually burning the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps building to the ground. The National Guard was called in and martial law was declared.
On the night of the 4th, police and guardsmen drove students into their dormitories and made 69 arrests. A National Guard jeep drove onto the Commons and an officer ordered the crowd to disperse. When students ignored the authorities, several canisters of tear gas were fired, and the students fled up a hill that borders the area and retreated into buildings.
A platoon of guardsmen chased the main body of protesters across the green and over the crest of a hill, but the students had split into into two groups, effectively surrounding the guardsmen. As the crowd became increasingly agitated, the guardsmen fired teargas, in an effort to break them up. The students responded by attempting to throw the tear gas canisters back at the guardsmen as well as any stones or pieces of loose pavement they could find.
Then to the guardsmen’s surprise a shot was heard, many fearing a sniper on one of the rooftops. The troops returned fire.
Six students were taken to the hospital for gunshot wounds, three were dead on arrival. Four died.
The students claimed they were protesting the government's use of violence to solve problems in Asia.
Posted by Danny Carlton at 6:34 AM