Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Christianity vs. Islam Discussion

John R. Houk
© June 29, 2010

A Muslim gal that goes by the name of Rounak at my VOX blog left a comment to this original post: “Saudi Arabia: The Islamist Cage.” You can view all of Rounak and my sparring by clicking the title link. Actually there was a word in my introduction of the essay so entitled by Youssef Ibrahim way back in 2007. That was nearly the beginning of my blogging days. That word was “Mohammedan”. Admittedly the term is offensive to Muslims for they prefer their religion to be called Islam and an adherent of their religion to be called a Muslim.

These days I probably use the words “Mohammedan” and “Mohammedanism” when I am upset with the treatment of Muslims of non-Muslims. After all Muslims don’t have a problem calling non-Muslims kafir or treat non-Muslims in their own regions as a dhimmi.

The comment from Rounak in this current essay is based on this:

As-Salamu Alykum...

it was a disobedience for which Prophet Adaam (Peace be upon him) and Bibi Hawwa (Peace be upon her) repented and was forgiven by God (Quran 2: 37)...even the Bible negates the theory of Original Sin which you are saying is true (Ezekiel 18:20) ''The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son''...It is God who forgives...and yes we will InshAllah find out the truth...

My Response:

Rounak you probably will not appreciate the true interpretation of the context of which Ezekiel 18: 20 is only a fraction. The context is established in verse 2 of Ezekiel 18:

What do you mean when you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying: 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

You see the context is "the land of Israel" is the nation promised to the descendants of Abraham through the son of Promise Isaac. Ezekiel is asking God about national judgment being imputed to all Jews because their Kings and Royal House had turned away from the Way of God and adopted some of the sins of being polytheists including turning away from the Law of God as passed down by the Law Giver Moses.

God elaborates to Prophet Ezekiel that sons of the fallen Kingdoms of Israel and Judah will not be held responsible for the sins of their fathers (i.e. their leaders who abandoned God) as long as they keep the law. There is a sense of individuality but only as it relates to the Jews being the Chosen People in which the Good News of Deliverance occurs. To this day the Jews believe this means live right according to the Law individually as Jews until the promise gave to Moses just before his death that a prophet greater than he would come to lead the Chosen People (i.e. the Jews).

15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’
17 “And the LORD said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. 20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’— 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:15-22)

That prophet is Jesus who is still alive, not Mohammed who deviated his edicts according to the circumstances he faced and his god Allah the credit as if God changed His will to suit a human's emotions governed by flesh rather than the Spirit of God. Mohammed does not meet the Qualifications God gave to Moses.

Thus Ezekiel 18: 20 is God's message in context to Ezekiel saying Jews who return to the Law will be judged according to their fathers (those who abandoned God).

Apart from the message God was telling Ezekiel about the Jews as a nation, the man who was the son of Mary and the Son of God was that great Prophet representing the Jews who extend deliverance beyond the nation of Israel but to all who believed on the Risen Lord Jesus. The Resurrection of Jesus in bodily form paid the price of human sin individually inherited from a fallen Adam by paying the blood price of the sin delivering all who believe on an individual basis - The Christian extension of faith rejected by most Jews and repudiated by the false prophet Mohammed.

That is the truth will discover.

JRH 6/30/10

Unholy Triumvirate

John R. Houk
© June 30, 2010

I get emails calling for the support of this organization or that organization in a fund raiser effort. The thing is I usually do support the organization but I only post the request if there is some substantive information or a target that I believe I have not posted about in awhile.

Move America Forward has sent such a fund raiser email this time. Their target is President BHO, Senator Reid and Rep. Pelosi. These three represent the current triumvirate of the Leftist agenda in America as well as appeasers who would rather transform America into a Socialist utopia than win the Global War on Terrorism.

The Socialist utopian agenda to Transform (the actual promised BHO “change”) America is to divert funds from our military strength to shore up government entitlements that will make America’s poor dependent on government and make the Federal government the supreme commissar and the people under the thumb of Federal directives rather than the government subject to responsible voters via responsible representation.

The Socialist agenda is to trivialize the heritage of Judeo-Christianity in America. The trivialization will lead to egalitarian Secular Humanist morality that undermines the Biblical Morality our Founding Fathers (YES, even the Christian Deists) based the rule of law in America under the guidance of the U.S. Constitution. As America experiences more and more moral degradation, America ceases to be good. When America ceases to be good, the grand experiment of America’s Revolutionary War will be at an end and America will cease to be a light guaranteeing global Freedom from intolerant despotism (either politically ideological or religious despotism).

Egalitarian Secular Humanism will affect more than just morality. It also affects the freedoms that are tolerated and intolerated. An example: A Christian cannot assert his/her beliefs because it may offend another religion or immoral sub-group.

The Socialist paradigm will end the one thing that has made America a prosperous nation: innovation derived from Free Enterprise Capitalistic economics.

There are probably more detractions caused by a Socialist-Secular Humanist paradigm that those that believe in Liberty can think of. I think you get the idea of the idea of the affect of the Unholy Triumvirate.

Here is the MAF e-newsletter seeking a donation to promote television ads that targeting the Unholy Triumvirate of Barack Hussein Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi:

JRH 6/30/10
Our Leaders Have Failed Our Troops - Please Stand Up for Our Soldiers

Sent by: Move America Forward
Sent: 6/30/2010 7:38 AM


If you are a patriot, an American who loves their country and appreciates the service of our troops, you are likely to be just as frustrated and disgusted as we are with the way the Obama Administration and many of our political leaders have treated the men and women in America’s military.

Move America Forward is absolutely fed up, as we’re sure you are, with the conduct of Obama, Reid and Pelosi! We’re responding with a TV ad to get Americans to Stand Up for Our Soldiers, and we’ve been trying to raise enough money to run it on television. We are still short about $5,000.00 to get the ad placed on TV so people can see it.

We’re calling on the American public to support our troops because Obama, Reid and Pelosi WON’T!

As a Senator, Obama was vehemently opposed to the War in Iraq that deposed the evil of Saddam Hussein, liberated that country ended a potential base for terrorists. He was confident that our troops would lose. When President Bush was advocating adoption of General Petraeus’ troop surge, President Obama did not support it, and he predicted failure. He has no faith in our troops, and he is WRONG!

“I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq are going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse”

-Barack Obama

Senator Harry Reid famously deemed the war in Iraq a complete failure. In a press conference, Harry Reed boldly declared to the world, to our own troops, to our enemies watching on Al-Jazeera, “this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything.”

Harry Reid and President Obama both predicted the surge would be a huge failure, that the victory was unattainable, and that our troops were going to lose. Well our troops proved them all wrong! They fought the tough battles in Iraq, they did everything they were asked to do, and now they’re able to begin coming home with their heads held high, in victory.

But the battle isn’t over because our troops in Afghanistan are fighting a tough war that’s actually heating up! They need support, but the politicians like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi aren’t giving it to them. President Obama’s mind is elsewhere, he’s off at the G-20 summit, playing golf, or talking up his extreme-liberal Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Obama is allowing our troops to languish in Afghanistan under restrictive rules of engagement while he thinks about more big government initiatives! The news networks are ignoring our troops as well. We can’t let our troops be forgotten!

We must fight to make a difference and show our troops that we support their efforts! We’re going to call out Obama, Pelosi and Harry Reid for not giving our troops the support they deserve.

We’re calling on the American public to support our troops because Obama, Reid and Pelosi WON’T!

Support the Ad Campaign

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Unholy Triumvirate
John R. Houk
© June 30, 2010
Our Leaders Have Failed Our Troops - Please Stand Up for Our Soldiers

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tim Adams: The Disdain of the Left, The Conundrum of the Right

John R. Houk
© June 29, 2010

I used to be big on the Birther agenda to prove President Barack Hussein Obama was not born in America or at the very least was not eligible to the Office of President of the United States of America. On a personal level I have determined the Birther cause will be an unsuccessful one as long as BHO is President. Honestly there simply is too much power invested in the Office of President that will gain access to documents for Birthers and Obama detractors. And because of Executive Privilege it may be quite some time after the BHO Presidency before documents are made available to historians who are more curious than agenda driven. That’s just my take on the corruption and lies that I believe BHO has sold to America as a man that would bring “change” and “transparency” to government during his Presidency.

The “change” part is the truth; however “change” is on a Leftist transformative level that I am certain most of the citizens voting for BHO had absolutely no inkling what he intended to transform America into. That transformation is a Socialist Democracy and a society into a Secular Humanist utopia.

The “transparency” part was and is obviously a lie. There was definitely more transparency under President G.W. Bush’s Administration than under the Obama Administration.

Now back to the Birther thought.

I posted a story recently about Tim Adams who currently is working on a Master’s Degree but formerly was an election official in Hawaii that had oversight over a staff responsible for Absentee Ballots. Adams’ became a Birther dream come true: In his capacity as a Hawaiian election official, Adams claims that there never was a long form Birth Certificate in Hawaii. Alongside the NO Birth Certificate claim is the Adams conclusion that Barack Hussein Obama was not born in Hawaii.

Adams is a good Democrat (although BHO may dispute that assumption). During the 2008 election cycle Adams says he was a Hillary supporter. Also Adams has the odd belief for a guy who says there is no long form Hawaiian Birth Certificate: He believes BHO is an American citizen eligible for his Office of President. The only thing that Adams stipulates is that Obama was not born in Hawaii. He cannot claim to know which State or what location BHO was born in except it was not in Hawaii.

With that in mind, WorldNetDaily is now reporting that Tim Adams is part of a Leftist campaign to find dirt on him to discredit anything he might claim. As Sarah Palin can agree with, character assassination is the specialty of the Left on those who may be viewed as a threat to Leftist integrity.

There is an irony as well. Since Adams sticks to his story that BHO is a Presidential eligible American citizen the Right is not necessarily pleased with him either. So the Right and/or Birthers have a bit of a conundrum which I am a bit surprised the idiotic Left has not exploited. Adams claims BHO was not born in Hawaii but is eligible for President. You would think that the Left would also try to discover the reason why Adams is a Presidential eligible American citizen. If Adams has logic similar to that concluding BHO was not born in Hawaii, then why doesn’t the Left discover Adams’ logic why BHO is a Presidential eligible American citizen?

The conundrum for the Right is they seem to have their cake but are unable to eat too.

JRH 6/29/10

Monday, June 28, 2010

SCOTUS 5-4: ‘Right to Keep & Bear Arms’ Applies to States

SCOTUS in a 5 to 4 ruling upheld the Second Amendment Right to bear arms in McDonald v. City of Chicago.

JRH 6/28/10

TPE Says, ‘Defeat Lisa Murkowski in Alaska’

John R. Houk
© June 28, 2010

Senator Lisa Murkowski is a Republic incumbent from Alaska. The Tea Party Express has labeled her a RINO. They are supporting a GOP Conservative for the Alaska primary. From the language of the endorsement it sounds like it may be a long shot; nonetheless I am all for replacing RINOs.

The GOP Conservative running against Murkowski is Joe Miller.

Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller on her popular Facebook page:

Contested primaries are so good for America’s political process! Competition makes everyone work harder, be more efficient, debate clearer, and produce more. So, Alaskans should be thrilled that Joe Miller jumped in the GOP race and is ready, willing, and able to serve us as our next United States Senator.

I’m proud to join so many other long-time Alaskans in supporting Joe Miller in the upcoming Alaska Republican Primary. Joe is a true Commonsense Constitutional Conservative, and we’re thankful he and his family are willing to offer us a choice in Alaskan leadership.

I share Joe’s belief that we are at a critical time in our nation’s history and the status quo will no longer do. Unfortunately, Lisa Murkowski and much of the political establishment have recently evolved into being a bigger part of the big government problem in Washington, and they’ve strayed from the principles upon which they had espoused. They ushered in the largest increase in federal domestic spending since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society; it’s an increase in government that political machines may embrace, but “we the people” reject because we know it’s unsustainable and immorally burdensome to future generations.
(Read the rest of the Sarah Palin Endorsement)

Here is the Tea Party Express e-newsletter:

JRH 6/28/10
Help Us Defeat a RINO - And Elect a Conservative!

Sent by: Tea Party Express
Sent: 6/27/2010 7:05 PM

Thanks to your efforts, a number of Tea Party Express candidates have won races this year, and a number of our "worst offender" targets have been defeated.

Now we need to turn your attention to a very important race coming up: the Alaska U.S. Senate race. I've spent the better part of my life living in Alaska, being raised there and graduating from college in the state.

Senator Lisa Murkowski is the RINO Republican incumbent who must be defeated. She's in tight with the Republican leadership in Congress. And sadly she is one of the worst offenders in the Republican Party in going along with the tax-spend-bailout agenda of the Democrats.

In recent years she has voted more with the Democrats than any other Republican in the U.S. Senate - and we know there are some notable RINO Republicans in the Senate.

Here's a clue as to how bad Murkowski is - just witness the recent push for ObamaCare. When Gov. Sarah Palin put out the warning alarm about the "death panel" provisions in the legislation working its way through Congress, Senator Murkowski stepped forward and defended the bill. Consider the headline of the August 11, 2009 story in the Anchorage Daily News: Murkowski: Don't tell lies about the health-care reform bill."

Once ObamaCare was passed by Congress, there were immediate efforts by Conservatives to organize a push to defund or repeal ObamaCare.

What did Senator Murkowski do? She went on TV and said we shouldn't try to repeal ObamaCare. Watch her yourself:

Lisa Murkowski needs to be defeated.

And fortunately there is a fantastic tea party conservative running against her: Conservative Republican, Joe Miller.

Miller was recently endorsed by Gov. Sarah Palin, and we at the Tea Party Express endorsed Joe Miller shortly thereafter. We are excited about the opportunity to replace a big government failed politician - in this case Lisa Murkowski - with a constitutional conservative, Joe Miller!

We have a lot of momentum with the recent victory of tea party conservatives, but this race is going to be tough - Lisa Murkowski is a very entrenched incumbent, and she has $2 million sitting in her campaign bank account.

So we need your help to fight back and help elect the constitutional conservative in this race, Joe Miller, to the U.S. Senate.

We need our first advertising effort in this campaign to be BIG. If we're going to take out an entrenched incumbent, we're going to have to make a big splash and grab people's attention and get them to focus on her failed record.

So we need the support of as many of our Tea Party Express members and supporters as we can get. We also need your help to get friends, family members and others to pitch in. We will literally need tens of thousands of conservatives to pitch in and contribute to our campaign for Joe Miller.

You can contribute as little as $5 all the way up to the maximum allowed $5,000. To contribute right now - JUST CLICK HERE.

If you prefer you can mail in a contribution payable to "Tea Party Express" to our headquarters:

Tea Party Express
770 L Street #1020
Sacramento, CA 95814

Now let's go win this race! We've got a lot of work still left to do if we are truly going to change Congress in the 2010 elections.
TPE Says, ‘Defeat Lisa Murkowski in Alaska’
John R. Houk
© June 28, 2010
Help Us Defeat a RINO - And Elect a Conservative!

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Will death threats by 'gays' convince judges?

When homosexual activists are overturned by voters who place more stock Biblical Morality than homosexual immorality; evidence shows that homosexuals become Gay terrorists. Think of that phrase, “Gay terrorists”. The phrase should be an oxymoron. Unfortunately signers who write their voter address on legal petitions to place anti-homosexual marriage Initiatives or Referendums are receiving intimidation from homosexuals who are trying to strike fear in voters to keep their names (which includes registered voter info) of off petitions.

JRH 6/27/10

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Look Out For Agenda 21 Members

John R. Houk
© June 26, 2010

When one thinks of geopolitical Conspiracy Theory names and/or phrases such as the Bilderbergers, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Illuminati, Round Table and a bunch lesser known as well as far-out theories.

My personal favorite is the unholy alliance of the Left and Radical Islam – yup I put credence in this one.

Now here is one I have not heard of: Agenda 21. The deal about Agenda 21 is the members lead credence to this global agenda to control the world under Leftist domination. Some of these same guys will show up in the other conspiracies. The global power elites transcend the classic political spectrum of Left to Right. So add Agenda 21 names to current events that should flag wonder if theory leans toward fact.

JRH 6/26/10 (Hat Tip: S.P.I.N.)

[SlantRight Editor: In case censors remove the archive site I have added the text from the archive here at SlantRight 2.0. 3/7/12]

The Elite Class and Global Transformation

Savant Noir; SUA Staff
Published on 06/26/10
The Stand Up America Blog

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

If your partner were to come home one evening and announce to you that he/she is 5 days away from radically transforming you, would it be reasonable to ask a few questions, such as: Why? Into what? How are you going to do it? What will it cost? What benefit will it have? Will it hurt? (Are you related to Lorraine Bobbitt?)

We are standing on the precipice of destruction, teetering unbalanced on one toe while inebriated, with the crevasse of unfathomable darkness looming menacingly below. We are about to plunge into an abyss from which there will be little hope of return. Liberals and Conservatives alike are united in their obliviousness to what is really transpiring. Similarly, both the Left and the Right will equally suffocate when the coffin lid on America shuts tight. The radical transformation of America is completely bi-partisan in its cold neutrality.

The international mantra that is the drive behind re-shaping the world is ‘man-made climate change’. The ‘green revolution’ has pervaded every level of our Society and there is not a day that goes by that we are not bombarded with advertisements touting how environmentally friendly some product is, or how ecologically responsible some corporation is. Its nauseating. I am neither a Geologist nor a Climatologist, so as I pour through all the scientific arguments I must admit that I cannot confer credibility with absolutism upon either side of the debate.

However, I can ask if this ‘climate-change’ is being used as an excuse to foist a political agenda? There have been numerous publications and statements made that certainly reveal the intent to create a crisis so that the Elitists can step in and tender their solution.

“The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill.”

Club of Rome-premier environmental think-tank,consultants to the United Nations

“Adopting a central organizing principle…means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution… to halt the destruction of the environment.”

Al Gore-Earth in the Balance, member of Club of Rome, co-founder of Generations Investment Fund

“Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced – a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.”

UN Agenda 21- (signed by G.H. Bush, 1992)

This has been just a small sampling of many similar quotes, to read more Green Agenda. For a list of references to all quotes, click [here].

The Elite Class has had a plan in the hopper for some time now, and it is rapidly coming to fruition. The universal acceptance of Agenda 21 has ushered in this new era, and just by giving a cursory glance over the 40 chapter titles that comprise Agenda 21 would reveal the depth of this Master Plan. Never heard of Agenda 21? Perhaps you have heard the words ‘sustainable’, ‘smart growth’, ‘social justice’, ‘biological equity’, and a plethora of similar words that have pervaded our societal lexicon. Whenever you hear such words realize they are derivatives of Agenda 21. Enclosed below is a description of Agenda 21 taken from the Johannesburg Summit of 2002.

“This meeting will review progress in implementing Agenda 21, the plan of action for sustainable development that was agreed in Rio, and develop a plan for the further implementation of sustainable development policies and programmes worldwide. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (Board Member of the Club of Rome) has identified five themes for particular attention at the Summit: water, energy, health, agriculture and biodiversity.

These are critical areas for long-term development, involving complex interactions among economic, social and environmental factors and involving different sectors, organizations and disciplines. Those issues, together with population and poverty, and the relationships among them, are the focus of the material collected here.”

[I highlighted the 5 themes so as to bring to your attention that these underscore current policies, such as Cap and Trade, The Food Modernization Act, Healthcare, and various Wildlands Projects and EPA regulations. Nothing is happening by accident!]

Agenda 21 is the blueprint for globalization and is the precursor to all legislation, taxes, and regulations you see coming out of Washington. It is the vehicle by which the Master Class has found its Utopian dream of absolute control over you while simultaneously raping the world of all its wealth. Since its inception in 1992, they have held 18 annual meetings.

Between May 3-14th of 2010 they held another meeting in NYC. In attendance were all 50 signatory nations and representatives from 2,146 CSO’s (Civil Society Organizations, which are NGO’s that are accredited by the United Nations to have consultative status). Want to know when America as you know it is coming to an end? Well, that information is well documented too, and is known as the Marrakech Transition Process. It may be comforting to some to know they have a life plan. Unfortunately, it is being planned by someone else.

Do not let the noble sounding drivel of Agenda 21 fool you-remember, this is all steeped in the contrived notion that your presence on earth is contributing to cataclysmic climate change; authored by the same people that are going to capitalize by YOUR transformation. This Elite Class is comprised of internationalists from the financial world, media moguls, powerful politicians, upper echelon military, and multinational CEO’s. Regardless their country of origin, they fail to see the world as you and I might see it, because they play ball on a global field. Where we see regions of national sovereignty, they see only potential markets to be exploited. Where we see individuals trying to lead their lives, they see us as merely insects to be squeezed for every last ounce of juice they can wring out of us.

An example that lends veracity to the bold statements made above is the creation of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). All of the usual global elitists got together (either directly or indirectly) to form a company that is going to capitalize on regulations that will be levied against all persons and companies via Cap and Trade. This bill has not even been signed into law, yet the company was formed 10 years ago in preparation of what they will do to us. It may come as a surprise to many that revenues from Cap and Trade have already been accounted for in the 2012 budget. Al Gore has set up his company, Generations Investment Management that is poised to profit from the re-distribution of wealth. The following is taken directly off his website:

“According to some experts, the Base of the Pyramid is an untapped market opportunity of $13 trillion in annual sales as well as significant invisible assets”. I am baffled that no seems to have put together what should be the most alarming 2 pieces of information ever announced: Just as Generations Investment Management states they anticipate $13 trillion in annual sales, the Chicago Climate Exchange announced that they expect $10 trillion in annual sales. The worlds entire annual GDP is $69 trillion. The United States annual GDP is $17 trillion. What they are saying is that just these two companies alone plan on capturing 33% of the worlds entire wealth!

The Elitists behind the theoretical development of these political platforms are Maurice Strong, David Rockefeller, Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev, Robert Muller, George Soros, and about 100 others that will always appear on boards of various NGO’s (non-government organizations). Although I can trace these individuals to connections with apprx. 1,800 other organizations, they all sit on the Board of the Club of Rome. These names will repeat themselves as you start sifting through each and every one of these organizations. For an in-depth look at the people and organizations, click [here (SlantRight Editor: No link provided)]
The collaborative efforts of these CSO’s work to shape policy. For example, Maurice Strong is founder of the Earth Council Alliance, and is responsible for writing policy underlying the Kyoto Treaty, the Rio Earth Summit, and the Earth Charter Initiative. The Earth Charter Initiative is a global curriculum for the re-education of our children, adopted by UNESCO and signed by G.W. Bush in 2000. The Club of Rome (via the collaborative efforts of all their different alliances), put together Agenda 21, adopted by the United Nations and signed by G.H. Bush in 1992.

I cannot fully expose the labyrinthine corridors of corruption in a singular accounting, but it is vitally important you begin to understand the depth of the ruse being foisted upon us. Daily I am asked: “what can we do?” This question plagues me and many sleepless nights have ensued as a result of the distress this causes me. I wrestle with this question constantly.

There are those very wise individuals that suggest we fight locally at our City Councils to remove ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) from our cities. I think this is vitally important, yet it leaves me feeling as if we are taking a teaspoon to Mt. Everest in order to re-locate it. Upon further reflection it seems to me that Clinton opened the flood gates for this take-over of America when he signed the Federal Advisory Committee Act in 1997. This opened the doors for NGOs and helped structure ‘public-private partnerships’ (as outlined in Agenda 21). Concurrent to the passage of this law, Clinton made huge changes to the way grants were to be awarded; naturally favoring these NGOs.

FACA established an agency that maintains a database of NGOs that have been given consultative status to the White House and Congress. At any one time, there are 1,000 such organizations on the list. Each one of them is a CSO (a United Nations accredited NGO). There is not a single organization on this list that represents American citizens! Perhaps the best chance we have is to cut these NGOs off at the knees by amending FACA and re-structuring the process of grant making.

Recommended Reading:

Links to NGO’s and their Masters

Understanding NGO

Exposing the Club of Rome

Local Government for Sustainability

Look Out For Agenda 21 Members
John R. Houk
© June 26, 2010
The Elite Class and Global Transformation
© 2009 (sic) Stand Up America US. All rights reserved.

The Revolutionary Guards' Looting of Iran's Economy

Ali Alfoneh writes about why the current UN sanctions won’t work and devises a way in sanctions may be able to do some serious economic damages. The heart of Alfoneh’s essay is that the Iranian government has disguised its nationalized holdings by transferring much of its economic holdings to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) which seems to act as a private company under the authority of President Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. The problem with UN Security Council Resolution 1929 is that it does not sanction the IRGC enough. The sanctions actually leave the IRGC financial banking interests alone.

JRH 6/26/10

Friday, June 25, 2010

Folsom Street East Perversion Light 2010

John R. Houk
© June 25, 2010

If heterosexuals had outdoor festivals in the open outdoor public that mirrored the same level of debauchery that occurs at Folsom Street homosexual debaucheries, the public outcry would be horrendous. With a little full disclosure there is a festival in which open debauchery occurs on an annual basis and that festival is the notorious Mardi Gras of New Orleans, LA. As bad as Mardi Gras can get (hetero and homo alike) it is not even close to the scale of the homosexual Folsom Street debaucheries that happen in public.

The Folsom Street homosexual gig originated in San Francisco: There the street exists that has given its infamous name to the outdoor homosexual debauchery. As far as I know by the limited looking around I purposely avoid, the two biggest Folsom Street debaucheries are the city of origination in San Francisco and in New York City. In NYC it is called Folsom Street East.

I have the most of Folsom Street East because I have a friend that is willing and has the courage to clandestinely walk the pocket of moral evil documenting the disgusting practices that happen at Folsom Street East. This friend has posted some of his video feeds on YouTube over the years in an attempt to expose the goings on to elucidate a public outcry. As it was to be expected YouTube has pulled most of those videos shortly after they were uploaded. Why? Was YouTube performing a nefarious conspiracy to hide from the public what happens at Folsom Street East? Of course it is possible, but let’s give YouTube the benefit of the doubt. What happens at Folsom Street East is explicit sexual debauchery. To give YouTube a little credit the videos were removed for breaching the YouTube terms of usage.

Here is a brief history of links which I post the Folsom Street East debauchery:

    Gay Bucks Buy Northeastern State Legislators
    The Immorality of Homosexuality
    NYC Folsom Street Homosexual Perversion

The report on Folsom Street East was aptly accomplished by Randy Sly writing for Catholic Online. Incidentally Randy graciously mentions an unnamed contact who I suspect is none other than my New York City friend who goes by the nom de plume Solid Snake.

JRH 6/25/10

SlantRight Editor: Below is updated from the archive site. 
Updated 5/27/13

Another Year of Folsom Street East in New York - Another Year of Perversion on Parade

By Randy Sly
Catholic Online

The Big Apple displays some rotting parts

You wouldn't know it from the mainstream media in New York City, but last Sunday (which was also Father's Day) Folsom Street East - "NYC's premiere sado/masochist-leather-fetish themed street festival" - took place on 23rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan. Participants in Folsom Street East did not lack for ways to express themselves, remaining just shy of the full-nudity mark, wearing sadomasochistic paraphernalia or by the messages on their t-shirts.

WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - You wouldn't know it from the mainstream media in New York City, but last Sunday (which was also Father's Day) Folsom Street East - "NYC's premiere sado/masochist-leather-fetish themed street festival" - took place on 23rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan.

While given a pass by the media, the East Coast version of San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair, now in its 14th year, showcased sexual perversion of every kind for the crowds of enthusiasts and curious onlookers that visit the six-hour event.

While estimates in previous years put the crowd in the thousands, due to intermittent rain and thunderstorms, this year's numbers were significantly smaller.

A New York volunteer, who has gone to the event in the past to gather evidence for Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) and other groups, told Catholic Online that the organizers published some limits for behavior this year, which included:

    • No public sexual activity

    • No complete public nudity

    • No exposure of genitals

    • Alcohol is restricted to designated areas only, consumed by adults 21+

    • Adequate space must be cleared and prior consent must be given by all participants in any demo or "scene."

    • No demo or "scene" involving blood or other fluids will be permitted, even with consent.

Our contact also indicated that, although these limits represented NYC statutes, they were never enforced in the past.

Last year, for example, one event featured a man with genitals exposed, tied to a St. Andrew's cross, being "electro-tortured" by another man wielding a remote control device.

When AFTAH questioned police after last year's event, authorities indicated that they normally do not monitor private "block parties" but, due to citizen complaints, they will be stricter in issuing a permit to "Folsom Street East" organizers next year.

This year we received an quick email from the contact just after the event stating, "It was tame today, I mean tame. (For the) majority of it, no cops around and NO nudity. Shocking, I know."

Even with published restrictions seemingly being followed, the reports we also received indicated that the displays and behavior of the exhibitors and many attendees still demonstrated a level of depravity the average human being could never imagine.

Participants in Folsom Street East don't seem to lack for ways to express themselves, remaining just shy of the full-nudity mark, wearing sadomasochistic paraphernalia and by displaying perverted messages on their t-shirts.

When reporting on this event, so dedicated to debauchery, I was reminded of the verses from the first chapter of St. Paul's letter to the Romans, where he wrote,

"Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man-and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

"Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

"For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."(Romans 1:22-27)

Later, the apostle puts the spotlight on hope, the only hope upon which anyone caught in sin can rely.

"For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:20-23)

As our culture continues to sink more deeply into sin, our only hope then is Christ and His Church. Regarding the latter, our Lord is ruthlessly purging her of those base things and immoral acts which lie hidden beneath the surface, that as the spotless bride she might provide the moral compass needed in this world.

Folsom Street East is only one of many exhibitions worldwide that underscore the serious spiritual climate in which we live. So, let's pray as we do at the end of Morning and Evening Prayer, "May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life."

Folsom Street East Perversion Light 2010
John R. Houk
© June 25, 2010

Another Year of Folsom Street East in New York - Another Year of Perversion on Parade

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

What Did Gore Want to Warm?

John R. Houk
© June 24, 2010

Could it be the latest sex scandal to hit the Leftists mean that from 1992 – 2000 America had a President and a Vice President sexual predator as leader and potential leader of the free world?

Thanks to scandal rag the National Enquirer (NE claims did not pay for the story) former Vice President (Big) Al Gore is alleged to have nearly raped a masseuse in 2006. Is this a new meaning for “Vice” President? Could the man who says Global Warming is the moral outrage of our time not understand what a real moral outrage is?

My God! This is the man who almost became the President of the United States in 2000. Dear God in Heaven! The Left accused President G.W. Bush of stealing the election so Vice President Rapist could become President Rapist. At least when President Slick Willie got caught with his hand in the cookie err – honey jar, he had a willing participant in Monica Lewinski.

You know Big Al’s wife has recently filed for divorce. I wonder if Big Al’s illegal immoral – uh – alleged sexcapades had anything to do with Tipper Gore’s desire to end a very long marriage?

The poor masseuse was made to fondle Gore’s ding-dong and then moved on to fondle her all over even to the point of jumping on her – uh – allegedly.

JRH 6/24/10

McChrystal Correctly Removed

Still, It’s a Raw Deal
John R. Houk
© June 24, 2010

The big story today is President G. W. Bush’s General of choice to give America’s Coalition of the Willing is taking over from a General McChrystal who upset enough to break Article 88 rules of a military Officer criticizing civilian leadership. Of course McChrystal did not criticize just any civilian leader; he criticized his Commander-in-Chief President Barack Hussein Obama and his Administration.

I have to admit I was a bit amused that General McChrystal had the guts to criticize the Captain of global appeasement – BHO. Even so General McChrystal got off lucky by not being court marshaled according to Article 88. The reality is General McChrystal was fired. Officially McChrystal resigned from Command in Afghanistan. McChrystal statement:

International Security Assistance Headquarters

For Immediate Release

This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. I strongly support the President’s strategy in Afghanistan and am deeply committed to our coalition forces, our partner nations, and the Afghan people. It was out of respect for this commitment -- and a desire to see the mission succeed -- that I tendered my resignation.

It has been my privilege and honor to lead our nation’s finest.

General McChrystal’s status in the Army such as a new assignment or retirement has not been offered as of this writing; however I believe it would be a good guess McChrystal’s retirement announcement is his immediate future. Teeing off military unfriendly President Barack Hussein Obama probably is not a career extender in the U.S. military.

As much as I dislike the Obama agenda this is one time BHO did the right thing in removing a general whose remarks can obviously be construed as irreverence for civilian Constitutional rule of law. And BHO did the honorable thing by praising the old warrior’s service to America and not stringing General McChrystal up with a court marshal.

Now that General David Petraeus is the Big Dog chosen by BHO to do in Afghanistan what he accomplished in Iraq, it behooves American voters to understand General McChrystal’s frustration that for all intents and purposes has brought his military career to an end.

The primary reason for the public airing of disgruntlement seems to be a lack of engagement by the President in the Afghan Theatre followed closely by undermining by Obama Administration civilian leadership with McChrystal’s mandate to engage Islamic terrorists (oops, I mean combative insurgents).

For the case of enumeration the secondary reason (although NO less important than the primary reason) are the BHO mandated rules of engagement. The essence of those rules plays out like even if you know the enemy is coming but you don’t see a weapon DO NOT engage. Or it plays out like, even if you know Islamic terrorists are hiding in building, a village, a cave and so on; if there is any appearance of civilians around DO NOT engage.

Here are some examples of BHO’s rules of engagement:

Since the beginning, Obama has forced our troops to operate under the most ludicrous ACLU-approved rules of engagement, with both hands tied behind their backs, as if they were mere state troopers, rather than soldiers fighting a war. And McChrystal has complied with this insanity at every turn, but obviously, has finally reached his breaking point.

From the Rolling Stone article at the center of this controversy:

    They are especially angered by Ingram’s death. His commanders had repeatedly requested permission to tear down the house where Ingram was killed, noting that it was often used as a combat position by the Taliban. But due to McChrystal’s new restrictions to avoid upsetting civilians, the request had been denied. 'These were abandoned houses,' fumes Staff Sgt. Kennith Hicks. 'Nobody was coming back to live in them.'

    One soldier shows me the list of new regulations the platoon was given. 'Patrol only in areas that you are reasonably certain that you will not have to defend yourselves with lethal force,' the laminated card reads. For a soldier who has traveled halfway around the world to fight, that’s like telling a cop he should only patrol in areas where he knows he won’t have to make arrests. 'Does that make any f–king sense?' Pfc. Jared Pautsch. 'We should just drop a f–king bomb on this place. You sit and ask yourself: What are we doing here?'
    (From Robert Moon)

Moon’s selection from Rolling Stone was thankfully shortened. It is Rolling Stone of course; thus the authors use of profanity and the writing down of soldiers’ anger is completely unsanitized. The profanity does serve one point though. The Troops are extremely unhappy about the rules of engagement because they do more to harm Americans warring with Islamic terrorists than to the terrorists themselves.

More examples of the BHO rules of engagement:

… occasionally there are riveting communications, such as a recent e-mail from a noncommissioned officer (NCO) serving in Afghanistan. He explains why the rules of engagement for U.S. troops are “too prohibitive for coalition forces to achieve sustained tactical successes.”

Receiving mortar fire during an overnight mission, his unit called for a 155mm howitzer illumination round to be fired to reveal the enemy’s location. The request was rejected “on the grounds that it may cause collateral damage.” The NCO says that the only thing that comes down from an illumination round is a canister, and the likelihood of it hitting someone or something was akin to that of being struck by lightning.

Returning from a mission, his unit took casualties from an improvised explosive device that the unit knew had been placed no more than an hour earlier. “There were villagers laughing at the U.S. casualties” and “two suspicious individuals were seen fleeing the scene and entering a home.” U.S. forces “are no longer allowed to search homes without Afghan National Security Forces personnel present.” But when his unit asked Afghan police to search the house, the police refused on the grounds that the people in the house “are good people.”

On another mission, some Afghan adults ran off with their children immediately before the NCO’s unit came under heavy small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), and the unit asked for artillery fire on the enemy position. The response was a question: Where is the nearest civilian structure? “Judging distances,” the NCO writes dryly, “can be difficult when bullets and RPGs are flying over your head.” When the artillery support was denied because of fear of collateral damage, the unit asked for a “smoke mission” — like an illumination round; only the canister falls to earth — “to conceal our movement as we planned to flank and destroy the enemy.” This request was granted — but because of fear of collateral damage, the round was deliberately fired one kilometer off the requested site, making “the smoke mission useless and leaving us to fend for ourselves.”
(From George Will with Hat Tip Flopping Aces)

Going off on Obama and his Administration was a strategic error a military commander of General McChrystal’s caliber should not have made. It was a strategic error of his long service but perhaps going off on the BHO military agenda will serve General Petraeus well to kick some butt in Afghanistan (and perhaps unruly Pakistani territory) and actually come away with a win rather than an Obama failure.

See Also:

Gateway Pundit

Jakarta Globe

JRH 6/24/10

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Parsons’ Concern About Fallin for OK Governor

John R. Houk
© June 23, 2010

I have to apologize to James Parsons who sent this comment related to my glowing appreciation of Sarah Palin endorsing Mary Fallin for Oklahoma Governor which means I pay attention to those she endorses:

Can you name one thing Fallin has done for Oklahoma? Was it the $800 Billion Bailout? Was the Puerto Rico bill she co-authored? Was the over $22 billion in earmark spending? Was it the approval of giving taxpayer money to corporation like American Airlines and the Gateraide plant to "create" jobs (which has seen job losses and plant closes since receiving that money? Please tell me which accomplishment you are most proud of...

Here is the reason for the apology: Parsons sent this comment Jun 21, 2010 at 10:30 PM. Today is June 23. Since I admire Sarah Palin I did not check up on Mary Fallin and Parson’s specific complaints that Limited Government Conservatives should pay attention to.

I could not find the time to do the simple research that would afford a proper response to James Parsons.

What I found out is that Mary Fallin quite possibly is not as Conservative as she claims she is today. Fallin’s primary GOP opponent Randy Brogdon (Brogdon’s website as of this writing has an annoying pop-up video that lasts about 15-20 seconds) definitely has a better long term record as a Conservative than Fallin does.

Here are some excerpts (mostly) about Fallin’s Conservative credentials that ranges from favorable, an anti-Conservative profile and toward pro-Brogdon:

WASHINGTON- Congresswoman Mary Fallin (OK-05) today accepted the “Ratings Award for 2009” from the American Conservative Union. The award is presented annually to Congressional members scoring 80 percent or higher on a variety of votes pertaining to taxes, government spending, cultural issues, defense and foreign policy. Fallin received a 96 percent rating for 2009, an affirmation of her consistent and conservative record in Congress.

“This award is a reflection of Representative Mary Fallin’s consistent support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues of concern to grass roots conservatives in 2009. At a challenging time when the fundamental principles on which the American system of government are being challenged, Representative Mary Fallin stands with those who are trying to preserve those principles," said David A. Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union.

“Conservative values have been the foundation of my service to Oklahoma for over 20 years,” Fallin said. “Now more than ever, these principles will see us out of the big-government, big-spending policies that have been the hallmark of this administration. I am proud to call myself a true conservative and will remain steadfast in my dedication to small government, strong national defense and traditional family values.” (Fallin.House.Gov posted 05/06/10)

The above data is a bit self-promoting but true nonetheless.

Congresswoman Mary Fallin is the early favorite for the GOP nomination. While serving as lieutenant governor, Fallin was considered a likely candidate for the governorship in both 2002 and 2006. She opted out of the 2002 contest, deferring to Congressman Steve Largent, and successfully ran for reelection. And in 2006, she decided to run for the seat of Fifth District Congressman Ernest Istook, who vacated the seat to run for governor.

The only serious obstacle to Fallin gaining the Republican nomination is State Sen. Randy Brogdon of Owasso. Brogdon has been at the forefront of the conservative movement and attempted to advance many conservative bills through the Legislature and has developed a loyal following among grassroots conservatives. Brogdon sports a 93 percent cumulative conservative rating on the Oklahoma Conservative Index. He first became known to many when he led the effort for the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) initiative petition in 2005, which would have placed limits on state government spending.

In previous campaigns Fallin has spoken in conservative generalities and avoided taking stands on most contentious issues. While that strategy has proven successful in the past, it is no longer valid the current political climate. Speculation is that Brogdon’s challenge from the conservative wing of the GOP has forced Fallin to campaign to the right. And, Fallin earned a 96 percent conservative score in the most recent rating from the American Conservative Union, the highest among the members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma. But, prior to being elected Lt. Governor in 1994, Fallin served two terms in the Oklahoma House of Representative where she accumulated a less than conservative record. Her cumulative average score for that four years was a mere 59 percent. Fallin's vote for the bailout in the fall of 2008, before the shift in political waters, is expected to be a point of contention in the race.

Many conservatives wonder which is the true Mary Fallin – the conservative of today or the more moderate legislator of a decade ago. Perhaps the answer is neither. During her time in the Oklahoma Legislature, when confronted by the staff of the Oklahoma Constitution for an explanation of her non-conservative votes, Fallin’s response was always, “the people in my district are for that.” It may be that Fallin will take the conservative position as long as that is the position of the people she represents. (Excerpted from The Oklahoma Constitution May 10th, 2010 08:00:20 PM)

The above data makes an effort at neutrality but obviously slants toward Brogdon.

Progressive Action Score: 14
A score of 14 means that Rep. Fallin has acted to support 14% of a slate of progressive policies in the 110th Congress.

Right Wing Index Score: 43
A score of 43 means that Representative Fallin has acted to support 43% of a slate of conservative, wrongheaded policies in the 110th Congress.

Regressive, destructive, and downright unAmerican actions Representative Fallin has taken that contribute to a Right Wing Index Score of 43:

• On June 20 2008, Representative Mary Fallin broke faith with the Congressional Oath of Office, in which every member of Congress solemnly swears to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Rep. Fallin swore to do this, and yet voted for H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act. The FISA Amendments Act not only makes the misnamed Protect America Act permanent, but even expands upon it in its gutting of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. H.R. 6304 sets up a system:

• Rep. Mary Fallin voted YES to pass the ironically named Protect America Act. The Protect America Act is a law now passed by both houses of Congress which replaces judicial warrants with executive prerogative and substitutes blank checks for reasons. The Protect America Act gives the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence the power to spy on your emails, your web surfing, your telephone calls and other electronic communications. All this is carried out without a warrant, which is required by the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

• When the Head Start program of early childhood education came up for reauthorization in May of 2007, Rep. Howard McKeon tried to offer an amendment that would provide special permission for religious organizations to engage in employment discrimination when using government-provided funds to hire Head Start Workers. That sounds complicated, but what it boils down to is that the McKeon amendment would have let churches take government money to hire workers for the government-funded Head Start program, and yet refuse to hire particular workers because they were from the "wrong" religion.

The McKeon amendment would have let government resources be used to discriminate against people who were not religiously correct. It fortunately was rejected in a roll-call vote. But Rep. Mary Fallin didn't help in that regard. By voting YES for the McKeon amendment, Rep. Fallin showed an active disregard for the constitutional basis of American government. (Excerpts from

You have to know that “Progressive” is a euphemism for Leftist. That being said I am a Conservative that strongly supports the Patriot Act as a security measure during time of war. Regardless of the Obama Administration attempts to sell the thought there is no Global War on Terrorism, there is a war. Leftists (and some politically correct Conservatives) moronically try to sell that America is not at war with Islam. I assert that anyone that can read English translations of Islamic literature (non-terrorist or terrorist) can comprehend Islam is at war with America. To deny that the battle is against Islam is politically correct drivel designed to placate Muslim-Americans and Islamic nations that are lining up with American National Interests and National Security. Actually let me backtrack a bit. I can see America sanitizing the term war with Islam because of the necessity of serving the National Interests. Even if a Muslim nation is only half-heartedly supportive of America’s International Right to protect her citizens and Interests it is politically necessary to build a consensus with otherwise hostile nations.

Then there is Fallin’s support of government money being given to religious organizations that are operating a Head Start style program for early childhood education. The Left’s problem with that is a Left Wing Court validating a concept that is NOT even mentioned anywhere in the U.S. Constitution: Separation of Church and State.

The Left has chosen to interpret the portion of the First Amendment that says,

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, …

Tell me Leftists, Libertarians and a few Conservatives: Where does this clause say that Federal, State and local governments cannot allow “religion” to be represented or supported? NO WHERE!

The clause merely says that CONGRESS cannot make a religion the State Religion. Factoring in Original Intent from the days the first nine States made the Constitution effective in 1789 (Bill of Rights ergo First Amendment 1791), the word “religion” intended the meaning of the Christian religion. Clearly the First Amendment about religion was intended to prevent the Federal Government through the power of Congress to establish a State Christian Church (Denomination). The intent had nothing to do with the Federal Government (and definitely not on the State level) with the prevention of taxpayer supported programs or funds to be invested in religious operations that were for the common good for American citizens. The next clause brings home the extra-Constitutional concept of Separation of Church and State is ludicrous:

or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (for clarity’s sake, “free exercise thereof” references religion)

Herein Mary Fallin’s support of funds being granted to a religious organization for the common good was awesome even if the Leftists defeated it.

Let’s look at more excerpts:

… Mary’s another fiscal conservative with policy experience, political backbone, and real world knowledge that will serve the entire state well as she proves her mettle as Oklahoma’s next CEO.”

Added Palin, “Mary truly understands public service, and she served her state with distinction in Congress and as the first Republican and first female lieutenant governor in Oklahoma history.”

Reaction from Randy Brogdon, who is also running for Governor in Oklahoma and who was the first state Senator in 20 years to receive a score of 100 on the Oklahoma Conservative Vote Index, was swift. Wrote Brogdon in an e-mail that was distributed by his campaign, “It's perplexing why Gov. Palin, a self-described conservative, would endorse someone who supported the Wall Street Bailout and was key to adding hundreds of billions to the national debt. The simple truth is that an endorsement from Ronald Reagan himself wouldn't change the fact that Mary Fallin supports Big Government bailouts and pork barrel spending.”

Brogdon, a Tenth Amendment champion, also stated: “Mary Fallin can line up endorsements until the cows come home, but at the end of the day it's the Oklahoma voters’ endorsement on July 27th that decides the election. And while Gov. Palin might not know who the true conservative is in the Governor's race, the people of Oklahoma do, and I plan to spread my conservative message to as many voters as possible in the upcoming weeks.”

Brogdon’s frustration is understandable. Love her or hate her, a nod from John McCain’s former running mate would have brought his campaign a certain je ne sais quoi. According to a recent Sooner Poll telephone survey, Fallin handily leads in the gubernatorial race, although Brodgon is a straw poll favorite, and he was enthusiastically endorsed by the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee.

Is it hard to discern how Palin makes her selections? You betcha. While she is fond of mama grizzlies, she also endorsed Rand Paul, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky and is popular with Tea Party populists.

Brogdon, however, offers one clue, “It is obvious that Palin's endorsement (of Mary Fallin) is more about her bid for president in 2012 than supporting Oklahoma's values of limited government and controlled spending.”

Fallin’s overall Freedom Index rating for the 110th Congress was 62 percent, and for the 111th Congress (original link: is 90 percent; Gun Owners of America gave her a grade of “A”; NumbersUSA’s Immigration Report Card gave Fallin a grade of “A”; the American Conservative Union gave her a score of “96”; and National Right to Life gave her 100 percent.

But the Oklahoma Constitution, a conservative newspaper, reports that among the Oklahoma congressional delegation, “Mary Fallin had the second-highest (Congressional Quarterly) score in support of [President Barack] Obama, backing Obama’s legislation 50 percent of the time.”

Fallin is, at best, a mixed bag. Principled on some issues near and dear to right-of-center voters, less so on others, but clearly committed, as befits the career politician and establishment Republican that she is, to seeing government as the tool of intervention, not as the problem. Fallin also has personal baggage from her days as Lieutenant Governor, when she was involved in a high-profile divorce and weathered accusations of a too-friendly relationship with a state trooper who was a member of her security detail.

Brogdon, conversely, who has 30-plus years as an entrepreneur and has been married for 37 years to his high-school sweetheart, brings private-sector sensibilities to his ideas about the proper role of government. He’s all about individual responsibility, personal liberty, and economic freedom. He proposed a measure to opt out of ObamaCare, has opposed the Real ID Act, and “stands with Arizona” — his way of saying he supports S.B. 1070.

Will Randy Brogdon’s staunch constitutional message win over the hearts and minds of Sooner State voters? Or will the celebrity imprimatur of Sarah Palin seal the deal for Mary Fallin?

Oklahomans will conclusively provide answers to those questions next month. (New American 21 June 2010 14:00)

This is definitely a Brogdon slanted article.

Oklahoma Leftists had a field day with a Brogdon comment about fried chicken:

State Senator Randy Brogdon is refusing to apologize for a remark that offended the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus during debate of the federal health care mandate.

"Are we going to have to purchase fried chicken tomorrow for dinner?" Brogdon asked, referring to the federal mandate.

Brogdon maintains that he used the chicken dinner analogy because he has just eaten that for lunch. He has now come under fire for that comment which he calls a liberal attack.

But it's not just liberals who took offense to Brogdon's remarks.

"There's probably nobody in the building who disagrees more with the President Obama on health care, however, my concerns are the debate should always be about stereotype or anything else," State Rep. T.W. Shannon (R) said.

The legislative Black Caucus, of which Representative Shannon is a member, quickly denounced the remarks. NEWS 9 caught up with its chairman.

"The fact that the conversation went toward eating fried chicken, that troubles me," said State Rep. Jabar Shumate (D). "We had a substantive debate on the topic, the issue, and so I'm disappointed that Senator Brogdon didn't just keep it there."

But Brogdon insists his comment worked in the context of the debate. ( Mar 25, 2010 12:47 PM CDT)

This is an ouch for Brogdon however the faux pas probably does not define his common thinking anymore than a respectable Black person might be defined by referring to a disagreeable White person as a honky.

Here is some more Leftist twisting directed at State Senator Brogdon:

A state senator is coming under fire for comments apparently supporting militias, but the senator said his words have been taken out of context.

Gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Randy Brogdon claimed he never said the word "militia" when he was quoted by the Associated Press as saying "the second amendment deals directly with the right of an individual to keep and bear arms to protect themselves from an overreaching federal government."

"I'm talking about protecting ourselves. As governor of this state, I will do everything within our constitutional authority to keep Congress within our constitutional authority," Brogdon said.

Brogdon also admitted to calling the federal government overreaching.

"Congress is so far overreaching into state's business. It is crippling our economy, the bailouts, the stimulus, Obamacare," Brogdon said.

The Associated Press reported that Brogdon said a militia could be used as an auxiliary state force during times of emergency because the Oklahoma National Guard falls under federal control.

"If we had another ice storm or bombing, it would be very calming and reassuring to know that the chief executive officer, the governor of the state, has a state guard that he could pull from that could help out in these perilous times," Brogdon said, as reported by the Associated Press.

Some Tea Party members have pledged support of Brogdon's cause and candidacy. One state Senate Republican said that's fine as long as violent and hateful speech are not part of the endorsement.

"I would encourage people that have rallied to have their voice heard at tea parties to distance themselves from the small segment calling for something else," said State Senator Steve Russell.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the State Republican Party said it will not support any group that talks of forming a militia. ( Posted: Apr 13, 2010 3:43 PM CDT Updated: Apr 14, 2010 11:15 PM CDT)

So Parsons it looks like Brogdon is a fantastic Conservative and definitely more Conservative than Mary Fallin. Here is the thing though. The Leftist propaganda machine is already preparing to roast Brogdon if he wins the GOP nomination for Governor. Although I would absolutely vote for him at the November 2010 election, I believe Leftists will successfully paint Brogdon as an extremist. I am concerned Slanted Right Oklahoma will only vote for someone labeled a right wing extremist only if the Democratic nominee is successfully labeled a left wing extremist.

So I have to keep my opinion of Fallin for Governor.

JRH 6/23/10

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

AEI: Could the Taliban Take Over Pakistan's Punjab Province?

Here is a good snap shot of the Global War on Terror that is occurring as we breathe in the AfPak Theatre. The snap shot is courtesy of the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Outlook Series. The essence of the essay is that the Pakistan establishment as we know it could be in deep trouble. The reason: numerous Islamic terrorist organizations which include but are not limited to the Taliban and al Qaeda are winning the hearts of the Pakistani people. The red alert now is that Pakistan’s largest ethnic and province – Punjab – is being won to the cause of radical Islam.

Just another thing to keep in the back of your mind as you peruse the essay is that General Stanley McChrystal has publicly aired dissatisfaction with the Obama Administrations civilian prosecution of the AfPak War Theatre. After you read this, you should feel McChrystal’s frustration.

JRH 6/22/10