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Obama: My Ideas are Same as Built MI. Detroit Residents: Have You Looked Around?

President Obama visited Michigan to stand before workers telling them, “My ideas are the same that built Michigan.” Residents in the downtrodden city of Detroit may not be quite so enthusiastic.

Once a thriving metropolitan city Detroit saw its heyday begin with the automotive industry in the 1920’s. But changes led to economic downfall that depressed the city, causing much of the population to leave, while its infrastructure remains, crumbling. Built to house two Million residents there are now just one-third the population. A discouraging seven percent of eighth grade students can read at grade level according to US Daily Review while twenty percent of students are illiterate.  Homes are for sale at just $1000. The city holds the dubious position of most dangerous city by Forbes.  City managers are talking about bulldozing entire neighborhoods now vacant because they can’t afford to keep them secure.

The Blaze also chose to look at Detroit this week. They saw a different side of the city than what President Obama imagined. You can see the sad pictures of a once thriving area now completely dilapidated and destroyed. The Blaze.

The changes are being documented byDetroiturbex.com. Visit their website and scroll through the slide show on the “Why” page.

This surely is not the future as envisioned by Obama. But if he is using the same ideas what’s to stop it from happening?

Circular Firing Squad of ‘Christians’ Take Aim at D’Sousa

Writer, filmaker Dinesh D’Sousa

Recently, King’s College President Dinesh D’sousa resigned his post at the religious school in New York because of a supposed sex scandal. It’s interesting that this scandal would erupt now as D’sousa’s popular movie on the life of President Obama comes out in DVD.

D’Sousa will no doubt be all right after losing his job. I’m sure some conservative think tank will hire him, or perhaps he’ll commit himself to writing full time. Regardless, one has to wonder at the circular firing squad that attacked him so viciously over what many of us as Christians think of as pretty much a non-issue.

The scandal erupted after former colleagues of his discovered that he ‘might’ be sharing a room at a hotel with a woman who was not his wife. Forget the fact that he has been separated from his wife for two years and is getting a divorce. Forget the fact that the woman he was supposed to have shared the room with is his fiancé. That doesn’t matter in the eyes of the supposed ultra conservative colleagues of his who are no doubt closet libs who are upset at the success of Dinesh’s latest movie criticizing the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

According to The Blaze article, the author of an article in the Christian magazine, The World, is to blame for bringing about this scandal. The author, Warren Smith, was a former public relations person for the college and a former colleague. Perhaps Smith holds some sort of grudge against D’Sousa? Regardless he alleges that D’Sousa attended a Christian conference with his fiancé and that they shared a room together. D’Sousa denies this charge in an article he wrote for Fox News last Wednesday. The organizers were so distressed about the supposed affair that they ran to the nearest magazine and spilled their guts to a writer who was all too willing to write up a scandal sheet. Oops. Is that something Christians normally do? I’m skeptical.

My response to this so called scandal and the circular firing squad that followed is this, “Big F’ing Whoop!” Here is where the Libertarian in me gets the best of me. These so called Christians didn’t go to their beloved colleague and confront him on their concern about his behavior. They immediately sought out a remedy designed to ruin D’Sousa’s career as the President of a College and perhaps as a Christian Conservative author and film maker. To me, that is not Christian at all.

Is any one of us perfect? Do we live in the real world, or don’t we? Am I your judge? Are you mine? God may judge and it is His right, but I don’t feel comfortable about destroying a fellow Christian and costing him his professional life. That’s just plain wrong. Do any of us know of nice unmarried couples who are living together? Do we ostracize them for it? This is not on the same par with Bill Clinton, his lying under oath, sexual harassment of employees and supporters, or his affair in the White House with an intern and a cigar. Not by a long shot. So why all the fuss?

I have a message for my so called Christian Friends at the World. “F” You! Oh I’m sorry. That’s not appropriate. I want to be more like Christ. So here is what He would have to say about so called religious people who deliberately hurt others in His flock.

“Serpents, brood of vipers! Blind guides. You strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. You bow before the letter of the law but ignore the heart of the law. Faith, mercy, good deeds. You hold shut the door to heaven against man. You won’t go in yourselves, nor do you let others enter. You are like whited sepulchers.  All fair and clean without. But within, full of deadman’s bones and all corruption! How can any of you escape damnation!”

There. I’m done. I feel better.

The Bible tells us that none of us is without sin. If it were so, then Christ would not have to die as a sacrifice for all. After all, if there was another way available for us for salvation, then Christ would have been a fool to go through such drastic unnecessary measures to redeem us all. So stop judging one another and enough with the circular firing squads. We have enough problems without holier than thou Christians destroying the lay man or woman because we somehow don’t measure up to the standard. None of us is up to the standard. All we can do is our best to live the lives He would want us to live and to love one another as He loved us.

What they did to D’Sousa wasn’t loving. It was despicable. Shame on you. If I wanted to read scandal sheets, I’d go to some other smut magazine on the shelf. You lower yourselves by being this tawdry. Shame on you.

Davis and Emmer Talk “Inside Baseball” with The Blaze

Davis and Emmer of Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130

Twin Cities News Talk radio hosts Bob Davis and Tom Emmer visited the RNC in Tampa Florida Tuesday and spoke with The BlazeEditor-In-Chief Scott Baker. The primary topic of discussion was the battle of grassroots activists vs. the establishment party over the rights of the states to choose their own delegates in the rules committee.

Former Minnesota Gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer explained to Baker what was going on inside the rules committee where it seemed the establishment Republican Party attempted to strip the states of the right to choose their own delegates to be seated, solidifying the power of the party bosses and freezing out the grassroots members like the Tea Party and Ron Paul independents.

It was all “inside baseball” and probably wouldn’t make a difference either way in the nomination of the candidate this year, although it did show a nasty rift within the party where the Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters don’t trust the establishment party and where the establishment appeared to want to strip the states of their power.

Emmer also talked about the decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court determining that the constitutional amendment to require photo ID at the polls will be on the ballot in November for a vote. View an article on Twin Cities News Talk website on the Voter ID decision here.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Attorney General Lori Swanson opposed the ballot initiative and Ritchie changed the name of the ballot initiative contrary of the will of the legislature. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a previous bill passed by the legislature. A constitutional amendment passed through ballot would have the power to bypass any veto. The Supreme Court of Minnesota’s decision basically established that the decision to require Voter ID ultimately will be decided by the voters, not the Secretary of State, Attorney General or any special interest group.

Watch the video of the interview here below.

(Cross-posted from the Americanmillenniumonline.com)

 

Epic Beckfest, Restoring Love, Wraps Up in Dallas with Music Concert, History Lesson and Serve-Your-Neighbor Call to Action; but no Chalkboards.

Conservative Radio Host Glenn Beck

Did anybody see the epic Beckfest known as Restoring Love this weekend in Dallas? Business Insider has pictures. National Conservative Radio Host Glenn Beck wrapped up his three-part series with a history lesson, music concert, performance and monumental serve-your-neighbor call to action, with just a hint of what is to come in the future. Absent from the event was Beck’s renowned chalkboards. Oh well.

This event, Restoring Love, was billed as the final installment of the trilogy that began with Beck’s Restoring Honor in Washington D.C. and continued with Restoring Courage in Jerusalem, (the capital of Israel.) Knowing Beck, it was going to be big. He worried aloud for months on whether or not he was going to fill the ginormous stadium he was renting, but not only managed, but sold out two other events as well, the Freedomworks Free Pac and the Women’s Conference as well.

What struck me was not the enormity of the event. Beck, like Sarah Palin, always garners huge crowds. So many showed up ready not to just be entertained and inspired, but to help. Beck boasted Saturday that thousands showed up to participate in service training and stuffed semi-trucks bound for eleven US cities to help the poor. These trucks were filled to the brim with food and clothing meant to help needy families and the volunteers who showed up at Restoring Love were responsible for filling those trucks with their labor and donations.

On Saturday Beck deliberately pokes President Barack Obama and other leftist politicians square in the eye with the admonition that Americans don’t need permission to help their neighbor and won’t be stopped, referring to municipal governments around the country that have actually blocked charities from helping the poor.

Beck also alluded that this event, though big, is not the end of service. Every day from now on is an opportunity to build on what was begun. Beck also hinted at an event and partnership with Freedomworks coming up in Ohio in the very near future.

Those who missed the Restoring Love event can view some of the speeches at The Daily Beck You Tube site where the creator has posted many of Glenn’s past programs, including speeches this weekend. Some of the most pivotal are the comments from dynamic speakers like C.L. Bryant, whose movie Runaway Slave comes out in theaters very shortly. Dana Loesch gave a moving speech as did Deneen Borelli, John Fund, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul. The cast was diverse which should raise the ire of pc cops who continually unfairly call Beck a racist.

I especially enjoyed Beck’s use of props, though sadly, the chalkboards were absent. Lincoln’s writing desk, John Wilkes Booth’s handwritten manifesto, an original painting of George Washington praying, the Liberty Bell, a $2 million baseball card. All of these showed the incredible greatness of America as well as our scars. Moments of history both good and bad propelled us into The Now and shapes our future. It is our turn to make a legacy for those who come after us.

Westboro Baptist protestors -photo by Rebekah Phelps-Beck via Twitter

As noticeably absent as the chalkboards was any commentary on the MSM about the Beckstock. What media there was seemed to comment on the negative, like the Westboro Baptist Church cook-heads who showed up outside to protest “Love”. Fox News in Dallas wrote a paragraph or two about the Westboro cooks with no analysis and left it at that. Unfortunately for us, or fortunately as your perspective dictates, there are some good analysis from a blog called Rip and Reader, which is sourced heavily in Glenn Beck’s own Internet Publication, The Blaze.

Rip and Reader includes quotes from Westburo which I find interesting. They claim that Beck is a false prophet who has stated his hate for God, to which I say, “show me the money? Show me the proof!”

I think a lot of Beck haters despise his rather unique version of American Religion and his Mormonism. I’ve researched Mormonism and I don’t agree with their theology, I’ll say that right now. But Beck has never made pronouncements on the deeper theological points of Mormonism that separate them from other Christian denominations. Beck’s version of American Religion seems shaped by values we all can share; faith, family, service, patriotism. I’ve not once heard Beck say anything against faith or God.

Whether or not you are a person of faith or not, whether or not you find yourself on the political left, right or middle, the Beckorama event poses some interesting questions that may have interesting diverse individual answers. Where do we as a nation go from here? Beck says, are you going to be a person who pushes ahead and does good, or are you one who embraces anger and stays on the couch, (paraphrase)?

Beck bemoans the fact that one of his mentors, a spiritual mentor for the country really, Billy Graham, could not attend. While that would have been nice to see Mr. Graham, I don’t think the event could have been much improved upon. After all, it wasn’t about one man and a personality, it was about us as Americans and the world wide Freedom Movement.

What’s next?

Mitchell & Ray October 27th: Perry's Plan, Student Loans, Amelia Hamilton

When: Thursday,October 27th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where: Streaming Internet Radio

What: Join independent political commentators Rich Mitchell and Michelle Ray as they discuss Perry’s Flat Tax plan, Obama’s student loan project, and hear Obama sing.

Guest: Author Amelia Hamilton

Show Recording:

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Non-Flash show recording

Desperate Strokes for Union Folks: Collapse J.P.Morgan, Create Housing Chaos.

Desperate Strokes for Union Folks;  Unions turn to trying to use mortgage holders to fight for power and disruption, just like they used teachers, firemen and policemen in Madison, Wisconsin.

SEUI operative/anarchist and career rabble-rouser Stephen Lerner was exposed recently in theblaze.com article, in trying to force the collapse and disruption of everything from banks to wall street to government, by calling on home mortgage holders to wage a de-facto strike by refusing to pay their mortgages and staying in their homes during the current mortgage crisis. Make no mistake folks, this is an act of domestic terrorism in a desperate move  by Union operatives to hide the fact that the public sector Unions are bankrupting States across America. Mr. Lerner can be heard in the following audio clip trying to champion the recent Madison Union thuggery as some sort of success model. My question to him would be, just what did you accomplish in Madison, other than exposing Union thuggery and hypocrisy?

The answer to that question, is absolutely nothing, other than proving yourselves to be nasty hypocrites with no respect for true Democracy in America.  Collective Bargaining  and bullying of states coffers to buy Democratic votes and enrich yourselves is a thing of the past in Wisconsin, and soon to be in the rest of the states that want to balance their budgets and restore fiscal sanity.  Listen to the following tape of Mr. Lerner’s plans that reveals the true modus operandi, or method of operation, of  Union operatives today, as it is quite telling and oh-so-informative:

Take note that Mr. Lerner is also on record as to making several visits to the Whitehouse recently. Isn’t that interesting ?

The Union’s outrageous salary, extravagant pension and medical plans have been exposed across the nation today, and now the Unions have to try to effect some sort of damage control, so they are trying to recruit home mortgage holders to do their dirty work here. For those of you reading this that are thinking of falling for this ploy, I have to ask you how many mortgage restructuring plans and other help for mortgage holders to stay in their homes are already available today? Plenty. For those of you who were unqualified to own a home in the first place, yet got loans knowing damn well you couldn’t afford them in the first place due to any one of the numerous Fannie and Freddie everyone deserves a house whether they can afford it or not schemes, I say tough ! Get out and get an apartment, or increase your income so you can afford to pay the mortgage payments, period. This is America, where when you want something,  you get out and work for it, not ask the government to give it to you at the expense of the taxpayers. Clear enough?

Update 3/28/11 Rep. Jason Cheffetz has written a letter to the DOJ Chief Holder demanding an investigation here. While the average informed, concerned citizen figures Holder will refuse to take a serious look into Lerner’s attempt at Economic Terrorism through innocent mortgage holders, there is an interesting CC ( for carbon copy) at the bottom of this letter.

cc:  The Honorable Darrell Issa, Chairman
cc:  The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Minority Member
Maybe the House Oversight Committee will investigate this and further expose the agenda here. Also, many people are reporting that Lerner is an Ex-SEIU executive, yet when Glenn Beck called  Lerner’s number at the SEIU, it was still intact and said he was on some sort of temporary leave. This could be a ploy to try to distance himself from the SEIU because of their reputation of bullying and thuggery. They need to make him appear to be nothing more than a concerned citizen while he tries to convince innocent mortgage holders to crash banks and wall street, and further destroy a fragile housing market.  This plan looks like it has been in the works for awhile over at SEIU, and for those who doubt their continued  involvement see this. They have been trying to paint banks as predators for several years, all because of their own agenda that pushed financial institutions to make loans to unqualified people.  Creat a mortgage crisis, then be there to help people to fix it. (supposedly)
The bottom line here is that SEIU and other Unions are desperately trying to use innocent mortgage holders to go on a de-facto strike and not pay their mortgages to wreak havoc on the banking industry and Wall Street. Remember the saying, “Never let a good crisis go to waste ?”  This is how Lerner and company hope to take advantage of the current fragile housing  and mortgage industry that has virtually been on the brink of total collapse ever since Activist-laden groups like Acorn and Fannie & Freddie have been telling us that everyone deserves a house, whether they can actually afford it or not. This Lerner terrorism attempt is just a continuation of the long-standing plan to bankrupt America, and collapsing the mortgage and banking industry is just one part of that plan.
Update Via The Blaze: When I wrote that Lerner saying he was no longer with SEIU was a ploy to distance his plot from them, turns out it was right on the money.

Wade Rathke’s Startling Admission: ‘Economic Terrorism’ Engineer Stephen Lerner Is Still on SEIU Payroll

Lerner has not been “fired” by SEIU as they report. He was placed on paid leave last fall to think through his contribution to the union, but was certainly present at the recent international executive board meeting.