If you think that the financial collapse of America is improbable, I would like to point out how improbable it seemed to the Russian people during the 60's that their economy could collapse while competing with America for the race to the Moon and world domination.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." H.L. Mencken .

Click on photo for inspiring montage of Toby Keith's"

Courtsy of the Red White and Blue"

dubed over with encouraging words from leaders past and present.

Let's avoid the blame for fiscal cliff
By Daryl L. Hunter

OK, first of all I am a very conservative voter who considers himself a conservative RINO. I vote republican because I won't ever again vote for an independent that will take a vote away from the republican candidate.

That said: I think the argument can be made that we should let the taxes go up on high income earners only if we exclude S corporations.............................Rest of story

Neutered Blue Dog Democrat

 

 

fetal Hand Grasp, Michael Clancy Photo

© Michael Clancy • http://www.michaelclancy.com

During a spina bifida corrective procedure at twenty-one weeks in utero, Samuel thrusts his tiny hand out of the surgical opening of his mother's uterus. As the doctor lifts his hand, Samuel reacts to the touch and squeezes the doctor's finger. As if testing for strength, the doctor shakes the tiny fist. Samuel held firm. At that moment, I took this "Fetal Hand Grasp" photo.As a photojournalist, my job is to tell stories through pictures. The experience of taking this photograph has had a profound effect on me, and I'm proud to share this moment with you.

Story of the "Fetal Hand Grasp" Photograph
Story and photo by Michael Clancy

As a veteran photojournalist in Nashville, Tennessee, I was hired by USA Today newspaper to photograph a spina bifida corrective surgical procedure. It was to be performed on a twenty-one week old fetus in utero at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At that time, in 1999, twenty-one weeks in utero was the earliest that the surgical team would consider for surgery. The worst possible outcome would be that the surgery would cause premature delivery, and no child born earlier than twenty-three weeks had survived.

The tension could be felt in the operating room as the surgery began. A typical C-section incision was made to access the uterus, which was then lifted out and laid at the junction of the mother's thighs. The entire procedure would take place within the uterus, and no part of the child was to breach the surgical opening. During the procedure, the position of the fetus was adjusted by gently manipulating the outside of the uterus. The entire surgical procedure on the child was completed in 1 hour and thirteen minutes. When it was over, the surgical team breathed a sigh of relief, as did I.-------------------------> Rest of Story & better photo

 

Have You Forgotten
By Darryl Worley

I hear people saying we don't need this war I say there's some things worth fighting for What about our freedom and this piece of ground? We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in Before you start preaching Let me ask you this my friend

Have you forgotten how it felt that day To see your homeland under fire And her people blown away? Have you forgotten when those towers fell? We had neighbors still inside Going through a living hell And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout Bin Laden Have you forgotten?

They took all the footage off my T.V. Said it's too disturbing for you and me It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say If it was up to me I'd show it every day Some say this country's just out looking for a fight After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right

I've been there with the soldiers Who've gone away to war And you can bet they remember Just what they're fighting for

Have you forgotten all the people killed? Some went down like heroes in that Pennsylvania field Have you forgotten about our Pentagon? All the loved ones that we lost And those left to carry on Don't you tell me not to worry about Bin Laden Have you forgotten?

Our thoughts
Democracy's Achilles Heel
By Daryl L. Hunter
  Today's partisan politics begs the question, who's side are they on anyway? and regardless of which party the answer spoken in deeds not words are always the side of their party, and America is becoming the victim of their divisive ways.
American Socialism
By Daryl L. Hunter
 

We are incrementally voting ourselves into a Socialist Society, albeit negligently. You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. –––––––––> More

Cover of Newsweek 2-9-2009
 

Norman MattoonThomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. As a candidate for President of the U. S. Norman Thomas said, in a 1944 epoch speech:

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."

He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."

Militant Islam 101: a history
Compiled, plagiarized and pseudo authorized by Daryl L. Hunter
 

In the wake of the Iraq War, there has been much Monday morning quarter backing by America's weak offensive line (liberals) who insist the “War on Terror” is to be waged only against Osuma bin ladens al Qaeda. This essay is to make the connection of pan-Islamo Fascism and its long terrorism history. As the democratic world confronts al Qeada's Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah 's Hassan Nasrallah, and their followers, many among us are trying to understand militant Islam, where it came from and its aims. The following background material is designed to give an overview of the phenomenon that has been called "militant Islam," "fundamentalist Islam," “Islamo Fascism” “Islamism,” or "radical Islam."

"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." - The Muslim Brotherhood

Early Islamism

The roots of militant Islam go back to the thirteenth century; to a traditionalist legal philosopher named Ibn Taymiya, who opposed Islam's incorporation of western influences. The most successful militant Islamic movement, which drew its inspiration from Ibn Taymiya is the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam. Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, a fundamentalist sheikh who preached religious reform, forged an alliance with a local village chief, Muhammad Ibn Saud, to overturn un-Islamic practices that had become prevalent among the Arabia's people. As with his ideological ancestor Ibn Taymiya, Ibn Wahhab fought Muslim rulers who he believed failed to implement a pure form of Islam. Between 1773 and 1819, the Saudis and the Wahhabis united to conquer the Arabian Peninsula, and found the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.---------------------------> More

Making The Argument For War
By Daryl L. Hunter
  As a well informed political wonk and news junkie the only argument George Bush had to present to me for war with Iraq was the well documented fact that Saddam Hussein was giving the parents of Palaniastian suicide bombers (terrorists) $25,000. This inducement for Palestinian parents to sell their children on the idea of an early death was a good investment for terrorist supporter Saddam Hussein to stir the pot further fomenting the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict that is the burr under the saddle of every Muslim alive. This animus by design
Pacifists, Diplomacy, the United Nations and War
By Daryl L. Hunter
  The unreasonable among us believe we should reach consensus with an unreasonable, contentious and self-serving world via the United Nations. They want us to subordinate our autonomous right of decisive self-protection to those that sell weaponry to our enemy, these well meaning but ignorant folk think that this is a prudent path to self-protection.
Repercussions Of A Myopic World
By Daryl L. Hunter
  It's a dog eat dog world and under the thin veneer of civility western society has cultivated during the last few centuries our human/animal nature under the surface remains as historically brutal as it has been since the beginning of time. The bold dominate, the meek subordinate, i.e. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Poll Pot. Those that bend over accept a submissive position. Those that accept a submissive position reap the rewards of their fear, apathy and inaction.
A Democrat's Epiphany
  A cute little story of - of - enlightment
My Enemy Is Your Enemy Therefore You Are My Friend
By Daryl L. Hunter
 

My enemy is your enemy therefore you are my friend. That is why we allied with Stalin our ideological enemy in 1939 and gave him billions of dollars of munitions during WW2. Hitler partnered with the Japanese not because he included Asians in his master race concept or because they shared the same worldview; he worked with them despite his ideology because they were the enemy of the United States therefore his friend.

Testosterone and Political Affiliation - A Theory to Float!
By Daryl L. Hunter
  It is a widely accepted belief that the liberal mindset pivots on feelings of the heart (emotions) more so than critical analysis..........
The Greatest Engine
By Daryl L. Hunter

 

John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington created a dynamic that fosters the greatest engine for peace and prosperity that has ever existed, the Constitution of the United States of America. Lesser men with the noblest of intentions are destroying it.
Conservatives are from Mars Liberals are from Venus
By Daryl Hunter
 

Several years ago observation provided an epiphany that testosterone may be a factor of political ideological persuasion; later Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger put forth his oversimplified hyperbolic “girly-men” comment about the California Legislature apparently coming to a similar hypothesis. Anthropology is the study of humanity..............

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  A very illustrative Flash Movie. Tom Daschle says we shouldn't drill for oil there, this movie illustrates Tom Daschle's stupidity.
Racial Profiling
By Daryl L. Hunter

 

Racial profiling and historical profiling are synonymous, no honest person could argue that historical profiling is wrong!
Freedom's Salvation?
By Daryl L. Hunter

 

Could individual states opt out of federal program participation? What would it entail? Could this be an insurance policy for our American way
Economics 101
By Walter E. Williams

 

If it weren't for the fact of scarcity, there'd be no economic issues. Scarcity simply means we all want more of something, but there are not enough resources on Earth to satisfy every want. That means we must find a way to determine who is going to get what's available.
America's Free But Careless Press
By Daryl L. Hunter

 

As a news junkie, political wonk, and patriot I have been amazed and outraged at the indiscretion, thoughtlessness or stupidity that our reporters have been exhibiting in their questioning of our policy makers and tacticians conducting our war on terror.
What is Conservatism?
By Daryl L. Hunter

 

Conundrum or Paradox? Daryl L. Hunter's analyzes some of conservatism's apparent contradictions.
A Republic Not A Democracy
By Congressman Dr. Ron Paul

 

Representative Dr. Ron Paul (R-14-TX. Ron Paul does an excellent job of clearing up this misunderstanding.
Food For Thought

"If you weren't a Liberal before you were 30 you have no heart. If you haven't become a Conservative after turning 30 you have no brain!"

Winston Churchill?

  Some insight from Cowboy Poet Clark Wheeldon and a pertinent taxes and IRS commentary by Daryl Hunter

More from Cowboy Poet Clark Wheeldon

I didn't say liberals don't know anything. What I said was: "What liberals know is wrong!"
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