Thursday, March 28, 2013


Old Jarhead's Political SitRep for March 29, 2013
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Robert A. Hall
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Random Thoughts for April, 2013
Robert A. Hall

The verdict is in. March sucked.

I’m looking for a bumper sticker that says: “Save Medicare—Repeal ObamaCare!”

I was surprised that Jesse Jackson didn’t condemn the “White Smoke-Black Smoke” Pope signals as racist. And I can’t figure out why every day until the Pope was picked the media reported “Black Smoke,” that is, “No News,” as “Breaking News.” And if they catch the new Pope praying, will the media charge him with being divisive, like Tebow? Or call him a “White Hispanic”?

If you are taken prisoner by militant members of The Religion of Peace, and they only kill you, you got off easy.

Yes, I know that British English makes more sense in this case, but in American English, periods and commas always go inside the quotation marks. (Except in some very limited technical writing, I understand.)

I support a strong Green agenda for the country. That is, stimulating the economy by putting more “green” in the pockets of American workers and consumers by reducing government size, government waste, government regulations and government spending, especially on Green Crony Capitalism.


Liberty Counsel
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Marriage is an institution ordained by God to nurture mankind and rightly order procreation through the generations. The natural family is fundamental to our society’s very existence!  
We have heard much about men “defining” marriage as the U.S. Supreme Court heard important cases on this crucially important subject this week.  At Liberty Counsel, we champion God’s gift of marriage as an institution that He defined as part of mankind’s very nature!  Please see my important message below – Mat. 
For two days this week, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on reconstructing God’s natural order of marriage and the family. 
Tuesday, the Court focused on Proposition 8, California’s State Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as being reserved for the union of one man and one woman. 
Wednesday, the High Court heard the cases for and against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the bipartisan law that affirmed natural marriage for federal purposes.
I have been asked many times this week how I think the Court will come down on both issues.  Liberty Counsel has been at the very forefront of affirming natural marriage in America and we have made scores of court appearances at every level of jurisdiction in defense of God’s plan for marriage and the family.


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Video: Were Saudis Behind Benghazi Attack?

Mar 28, 2013 01:35 pm

The hacker known as Guccifer first came to prominence in February after breaching the AOL email account of Dorothy Bush Koch, the sister of George W. Bush. Guccifer released photos of Bush’s amateurish oil paintings and details regarding the ailing elder Bush. The mainstream media idiotically focused on Bush’s prowess as an artist rather than [...]

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Corrupt Media Cheer For Homosexual Rights

Mar 28, 2013 01:27 pm

More explosive evidence of the media bias driving the campaign to change America’s culture and Judeo-Christian foundations has emerged. Speaking at a “gay journalists” event in New York City last Thursday night, Natalie Morales of the NBC Today Show declared: “Many of us here in this room—the media—we are responsible for opening the world’s eyes to these [...]

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Submitted by: Nancy Battle
March 22, 2013

Universal Background Checks: the Liberal Holy Grail

By Rick Averill
Feinstein's assault rifle ban has been removed from the Senate gun-control bill. While that is good news, it was recognized from the beginning as a bridge too far. What has survived, and may well become law, all in the spirit of bipartisan compromise, will actually be far worse.
The goals of the left have always been shrouded in deception and misrepresentation. Hide your true agenda behind a deceitful argument and then, after grabbing power, do what you really meant to do all along. That is what Hitler, Lenin, Mao, Castro and Obama have all done. By controlling the terms of the discussion, the left controls the argument. Actual Assault Rifles are not sold to the general public. The left invented the term "assault-style rifles" and the next thing you know assault-style rifles become assault rifles.
Fully automatic firearms have been restricted since the 1930s but recently the left has started combining "automatic and semi-automatic" weapons as one type of weapon. Another one of the left's favorite misnomers is the term "gun-show loophole." Loopholes, of course, are a way of skirting the law. They must be bad. Any chance to demonize firearms, like connecting the term "gun shows" with questionably legal practices like loopholes, is a win/win for the liberal media. The real goal behind closing the gun show loophole is actually to confiscate your personal property.

11 year old girl poses question about gay/lesbian marriage

Submitted by: Patricia E Jackson

Not a sound after her question!

11 yr old Stumps Politicians


Submitted by: Donald Hank

The Global Elite Are Very Clearly Telling Us That They Plan To Raid Our Bank Accounts

Don't be surprised when the global elite confiscate money from your bank account one day. They are already very clearly telling you that they are going to do it. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is the president of the Eurogroup - an organization of eurozone finance ministers that was instrumental in putting together the Cyprus "deal" - and he has said publicly that what has just happened in Cyprus will serve as a blueprint for future bank bailouts. What that means is that when the chips are down, they are going to come after YOUR money. So why should anyone put a large amount of money in the bank at this point? Perhaps you can make one or two percent on your money if you shop around for a really good deal, but there is also a chance that 40 percent (or more) of your money will be confiscated if the bank fails. And considering the fact that there are vast numbers of banks all over the United States and Europe that are teetering on the verge of insolvency, why would anyone want to take such a risk? What the global elite have done is that they have messed around with the fundamental trust that people have in the banking system. In order for any financial system to work, people must have faith in the safety and security of that financial system. People put their money in the bank because they think that it will be safe there. If you take away that feeling of safety, you jeopardize the entire system.


Dear Conservatives,

As you read this, the Obama Administration is working feverishly to polish the crown jewel of their gun control agenda.

Right now, in New York City, Obama’s anti-gun State Department goons along with gun-grabbing United Nations' international bureaucrats are putting the finishing touches on the U.N.’s so-called “Small Arms Treaty.”

And while anti-gun Democrats in Washington, D.C. are publicly flaunting draconian domestic gun grabs, President Obama and his anti-gun pals know the U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” is the ultimate prize – one they’ve been committed to enacting from day one.

It was no less than 24 hours after President Obama’s reelection, the Obama administration announced it would pursue the U.N.’s Gun Ban.

All the third-world dictators, petty tyrants and anti-gun bureaucrats at the U.N. got the message loud and clear . . .

They’d just been given the go ahead by President Obama to do their worst – and in a matter of weeks they’ll have their chance to do just that. 


“Civilization Jihad”

Dear Conservatives, 

In the Muslim Brotherhood explanatory memorandum for its strategic objectives in North America we read:
The Ikhwan [brothers] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

This memorandum was approved by the Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council, and the U.S. Justice Department affirmed its authenticity when it entered the memorandum as evidence in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.

Think about what this memorandum is saying.


While it's not uncommon for politicians to lie, most of them try to not do it while under oath ... especially when it involves the investigation of the loss of American lives.
Which brings us to then-secretary Hillary Clinton's sworn testimony before the U.S. Senate on the Benghazi attack.
Is this perjury?
TEL AVIV – Did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commit perjury when she claimed in a Senate hearing that she did not know whether the U.S. mission in Libya was procuring or transferring weapons to Turkey and other Arab countries?
The goal of the alleged weapons shipments was to arm the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Any training or arming of the Syrian rebels would be considered highly controversial. A major issue is the inclusion of jihadists, including al-Qaida, among the ranks of the Free Syrian Army and other Syrian opposition groups
During the recent hearings over the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Clinton was directly asked about alleged U.S. weapons shipments out of Libya.
The exchange took place with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Paul asked Clinton: “Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?”
“To Turkey?” Clinton asked. “I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody has ever raised that with me.”
Continued Paul: “It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that may have weapons, and what I’d like to know is the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?”
Clinton replied, “Well, Senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is available.”
“You’re saying you don’t know?” asked Paul.
“I do not know,” Clinton said. “I don’t have any information on that.”
Clinton’s claims seem to now be unraveling.
Confirming WND’s exclusive reporting for over a year, the New York Times earlier this week reported that since early 2012, the CIA has been aiding Arab governments and Turkey in obtaining and shipping weapons to the Syrian rebels.
Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND have said U.S.-aided weapons shipments go back more than a year, escalating before the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi.
In fact, the Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND since last year describe the U.S. mission in Benghazi and nearby CIA annex attacked last September as an intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels in the Middle East, particularly those fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
The aid, the sources stated, included weapons shipments and was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
The specifics of the New York Times reporting, meanwhile, open major holes in Clinton’s sworn claims to be in the dark about the alleged weapons shipments.
U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity told the Times that American intelligence officers have helped the Arab governments shop for weapons and then helped to vet rebel commanders and groups to determine who should receive the weapons as they arrive.
The plan mirrors one the Times reported last month in a separate article that was proposed by Clinton herself. The Times described Clinton as one of the driving forces advocating for arming the Syrian rebels.
Last month, the New York Times reported Clinton and then-CIA Director David Petraeus had concocted a plan calling for vetting rebels and arming Syrian fighters with the assistance of Arab countries.
The Times report from earlier this week of U.S. arms shipments and vetting seems to be the Clinton-Petraeus plan put in action.
It may be difficult for most to believe the secretary of state was not aware that her alleged plan was being implemented, especially when arming the Syrian rebels is a serious policy with obvious major repercussions internationally.
Clinton is not the only one in hot water.
As WND reported yesterday, the New York Times report threatens the longstanding White House narrative that claims the Obama administration has only supplied nonlethal aid to the rebels.
The White House has repeatedly denied directly arming the rebels.
Recruiting jihadists
Days after the Benghazi attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, WND broke the story that Stevens himself played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian and other Middle Eastern security officials.
Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.
The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review. Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.
The latest New York Times report has bolstered WND’s reporting, citing air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders describing how the CIA has been working with Arab governments and Turkey to sharply increase arms shipments to Syrian rebels in recent months.
The Times reported that the weapons airlifts began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanding into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows.
The Times further revealed that from offices at “secret locations,” American intelligence officers have helped the Arab governments shop for weapons, including a large procurement from Croatia. They have vetted rebel commanders and groups to determine who should receive the weapons as they arrive.
The CIA declined to comment to the Times on the shipments or its role in them.
The Times quoted a former American official as saying that David H. Petraeus, the CIA director until November, had been instrumental in helping set up an aviation network to fly in the weapons. The paper said Petraeus had prodded various countries to work together on the plan.
Petraeus did not return multiple emails from the Times asking for comment.
Both WND’s reporting, which first revealed the U.S.-coordinated arms shipments, and the Times reporting starkly contrast with statements from top U.S. officials who have denied aiding the supply of weapons to the rebels.
Rebel training
It’s not the first time WND’s original investigative reporting on U.S. support for the Syrian rebels was later confirmed by reporting in major media outlets. Other WND reporting indicates support for the Syrian rebels that goes beyond supplying arms, painting a larger picture of U.S. involvement in the Middle East revolutions.
A story by the German weekly Der Spiegel earlier this month reporting the U.S. is training Syrian rebels in Jordan was exclusively exposed by WND 13 months ago.
Quoting what it said were training participants and organizers, Der Spiegel reported it was not clear whether the Americans worked for private firms or were with the U.S. Army, but the magazine said some organizers wore uniforms.
The training in Jordan reportedly focused on use of anti-tank weaponry.
The German magazine reported some 200 men received the training over the previous three months amid U.S. plans to train a total of 1,200 members of the Free Syrian Army in two camps in the south and the east of Jordan.
Britain’s Guardian newspaper also reported U.S. trainers were aiding Syrian rebels in Jordan along with British and French instructors.
Reuters reported a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department declined immediate comment on the Der Spiegel report. The French foreign ministry and Britain’s foreign and defense ministries also would not comment to Reuters.
While Der Spiegel quoted sources discussing training of the rebels in Jordan over the last three months, WND was first to report the training as far back as February 2012.
At the time, WND quoted knowledgeable Egyptian and Arab security officials claimed the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region.



This has probably been the most exciting week since the session started in February!

First, last week on Friday, I had the privilege of joining Senator Segerblom and several other Senators for a tour of a medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona.

(Picture on the left is from Sen. Hutchinson with Senator Segerblom and Assemblywoman Fiore. Picture on the right is from the Las Vegas Review-Journal while we were inspecting the marijuana.)

I wanted to be part of this field trip because I believe it is important for legislators to be educated on the issues we will be voting on in the coming weeks. I appreciate everyone who participated in this bi-partisan learning opportunity.


Friends of ALIPAC!

US Senator Patrick (Pat) Leahy (D-VT) just sent the honorable Senator Jeff Sessions a letter claiming he is going to ramrod a huge Comprehensive Immigration Reform amnesty bill through his committee in less than one week!

If the link to this article documenting his letter stops working, just keep checking the www.ALIPAC.ushomepage for a copy. Our site may continue to experience difficulties as we conduct running repairs on our Mad Max Internet vehicle (movie reference) of sorts!


Leahy is making the false charge that Republicans are losing because of standing tough on illegal immigration. The fact is that in 2010 Republicans picked up a historic number of seats in Congress and the states after more candidates than ever ran on the promise of immigration enforcement, not amnesty appeasement!


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From: John Rolls
Obama Administration FINALLY Admits Obamacare Causing Insurance Rates To Rise

Communists McCain and Schumer Watch Illegal Alien Climb Border Fence

RedState Briefing 03/28/2013

Morning Briefing
For March 28, 2013

1.  Christians Side With Mammon. Mammon Sided with Barabbas.
1,980 years ago tomorrow, the world put God on trial. When offered a choice, the world surrendered up God to be tortured, crucified, and killed and asked that Pontius Pilate free the criminal Barabbas instead.

There is no compromise between Christ and the world. Young evangelicals, complacent in the United States and unharassed, would do wise to remember this.

Tim Keller, a noted preacher in my denomination (Presbyterian Church in America), made news yesterday when he talked about evangelicals coming to terms with gay marriage. In particular he said that “you can believe homosexuality is a sin and still believe that same-sex marriage should be legal.” . . . please click here for the rest of the post 


Submitted by: Nancy Battle

Impeaching Supreme Court Justices

- Matt Shipley (Bio and ArchivesThursday, March 28, 2013 

Most Americans incorrectly believe Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life and therefore somehow immune from public accountability, but this understanding is contrary to the Constitution and detrimental to our Republic.
Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution states, “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.” Accordingly, it is for a term of good behavior our federal judges hold their office, not life, and they can be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Misdemeanors, as the founders defined them, includes attempts to subvert the Constitution through misinterpretation or other methods. George Mason explained that impeachment is for “attempts to subvert the Constitution,” and Elbridge Jerry considered “mal-administration” as grounds for impeachment. Justice Joseph Story listed, among other reasons for impeachment, “unconstitutional opinions” and “attempts to subvert the fundamental law and introduce arbitrary power.” Alexander Hamilton and Justice Story defined “misdemeanor” as “mal-conduct” and Justices James Wilson and Story described “misdemeanors” as “non-statutory”, which means they are offenses for which no legal code exists.