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ACLU ANTI RELIGION

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Members of the graduating class of 2009 at Florida’s Pace High School have expressed their objections to ACLU restrictions on statements of religious faith at their school by rising up en masse at their ceremony and reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

The incident happened just days ago, but has been virtually ignored by media outlets throughout the region, according to officials with Liberty Counsel, a legal team representing Principal Frank Lay and teacher Michelle Winkler in their battle with the ACLU, which had complained that faculty and teachers were talking about their beliefs.

Nearly 400 graduating seniors at Pace, a Santa Rosa

     

 

 

 

 

County school, stood up at their graduation, according to Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel.

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Parents, family and friends joined in the recitation, and applauded the students when they were finished, Staver told WND.

“Many of the students also painted crosses on their graduation caps to make a statement of faith,” the organization reported.

“Neither students nor teachers shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate,” said Staver, who also is dean of Liberty University School of Law. “The students at Pace High School refused to remain silent and were not about to be bullied by the ACLU.

Schools are not religion-free zones, and any attempt to make them so is unconstitutional,” he said.

Liberty Counsel has been representing Lay and Winkler against ACLU demands that all statements of faith be censored. The law firm also had volunteered to represent the school board in the dispute, but board members chose their own outside counsel.

The ACLU had sued the school six months earlier and as part of the discussions over that dispute, the school’s separate counsel had agreed to a consent decree that “essentially bans all Santa Rose County School District employees from engaging in prayer or religious activities,” Liberty Counsel’s report said.

The ACLU had alleged that during a dinner event at the school, Lay had asked the athletic director to bless the meal. In a second incident, the ACLU claimed Winkler’s husband, who is not a school board employee, offered a prayer at an awards ceremony.

As preparations were being made for the 2009 graduation, the ACLU demanded the school censor students from offering prayers or saying anything religious. As a result, two student leaders traditionally allowed by the school to address their graduation were banned from doing so.

Staver said class members, furious with the ACLU for hijacking their free speech rights, assembled the plan on their own. As soon as Lay asked everyone to be seated for the ceremony, the graduating seniors remained standing and recited the Lord’s Prayer.

A local Fox station had reported that students enjoyed a baccalaureate at a nearby church before the graduation. Class President Kaitlynn Floyd said then class members were grateful for the opportunity to attend that event.

Staver reported concerns over the application

     

 

 

 

 

of an agreement reached by the school board to students’ rights remains an unresolved issue.

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ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH

 
April 15th, 2009 5:03 pm  
 
Barack Obama, through his spokesman, claimed today that he was unaware of the tax day tea parties. Granted, the MSM has done a good job in suppressing any sort of coverage ahead of time (and the little coverage they did provide was derisive at best)… but how out of touch is the
Community Organizer in Chief, really? 
This much. 

– He was unaware that he was attending a church (for 20 years) with a racist pastor who hates America. 
– He was unaware that he was family friends with, and started his political career in the living room of, a domestic terrorist. 
– He was unaware that he had invested in two speculative companies backed by some of his top donors right after taking office in 2005. 
– He was unaware that his own aunt was living in the US illegally. 
– He was unaware that his own brother lives on pennies a day in a hut in Kenya. 
– He was unaware of the AIG bonuses that he and his administration approved and signed into a bill. 
– He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of Commerce was under investigation in a bribery scandal. 
– He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services was a tax cheat. 
– He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of the Treasury was a tax cheat. 
– He was unaware that the man he nominated to be the U.S. Trade Representative was a tax cheat.   
– He was unaware that the woman he nominated to be his Chief Performance Officer was a tax cheat.
 He was unaware that the man he nominated to be #2 at the Environmental Protection Agency was under investigation for mismanaging $25 million in EPA grants. 
 
For the love of God, there are people in comas that are more aware of world affairs than this guy.   
…. and one could add that he’s unaware that his programs and policies, all of which have failed elsewhere, are setting us for failure here … or is he?
 
 
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CAPT. BRIAN ERICKSON- THE WHOLE STORY

An A-10 pilot in Afghanistan used flares, infrared cameras, his 30-millimeter gun, some quick thinking and his huge brass balls to save the lives of a German reconstruction team in Afghanistan two years ago. On July 11,
Capt. Brian Erickson was awarded a much-deserved Distinguished Flying Cross.

It happened like this: On Oct. 16, 2006, Erickson and a wingman were called in to help six German soldiers pinned down by insurgents firing rockets, machine guns and small-arms. As Captain Erickson flew his A-10 deep into the moonless valley, the only light on the ground was from insurgent weapons-fire,” the Air Force reported.

“I initially had my infrared sensor on to pinpoint the location of the insurgents,” said Captain Erickson. “The problem with using the infrared is every time an RPG went off the glow impeded my ability to navigate the dark canyon. The whole screen would go white and I couldn’t see outside my cockpit. The only solution was to turn the screens off.”

 

His wingman climbed high to use his own infrared camera pod to try to spot the bad guys. Meanwhile Erickson, all but blind after turning off his sensors, “continued his low-level runs while illuminating the area with pyrotechnic self-protection flares in order to uncover the enemy location.”

“After we located where we thought the insurgents were, I had my wingman light-up the area with his targeting pod,” Erickson said. …
In a single-pass, Captain Erickson employed 240 30-mm rounds from the aircraft’s GAU-8 cannon. This completely halted the enemy’s fire.

Two hundred rounds from an A-10’s tank-killing gun? I’ll bet it “halted” the insurgents. More likely, it turned them into pink grease.

Well done, Captain.

(Photo: Air Force)

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OBAMA SHILLS FOR “NBC NEWS”

Reaction from readers is already being posted online, including:

  • I thought the bit was really funny. What’s the big deal

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  • Obama owes NBC so much for shilling for him, he wanted to shill back.
  • The love for Obama is beyond measure in the country. No worries Mr. President. Keep spending us into oblivion. Keep expanding government with a wink, a smile, and a rhetorical flourish. The people and the press love you too much to care about the long term harm that is being done.
  • Embarrassing. Great journalists of the past must be turning in their graves at what is going on. First I see Brian Williams bowing to the president and then this. Welcome to Obama’s new state-run media. It appears that those who appreciate the media’s role in holding our ‘leaders’ accountable are now sadly S.O.L.
  • This is (supposed to be) the president of the United States of America and he’ doing an infomercial for NBC. Wake up, America! The joke is on you! The country is sliding into socialism, our foreign policy is to apologize to tyrants and bow to the Islamic sheiks and mullahs, and you thinks it’s okay for BHO to pull these stunts? He’s the laughing stock of the world.
  • At last, Obama finds his true calling. As a comic on late night television. But, how did they get the teleprompter into the car? At least we know that he’ll have a future career come Jan. 21, 2012.

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TIME TO STOP PLAYING DEFENCE WITH RADICAL ISLAM

DOWN THROUGH HISTORY NO COUNTRY HAS EVER WON BY PLAYING DEFENCE. IT IS TIME TO GO ON THE OFFENCE. ARE WE A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY??NO. WE ARE BEING THREATENED BY EVERY DESERT RAT IN THE WORLD. OUR PRESIDENT IS BOWING DOWN TO THEM, AND APOLOGIZING TO THEM AND THEY ARE LAUGHING AT US AND PLANNING HOW TO KILL US.

    N.KOREA IS THREATING US.

    CHAVES IS THREATING US.

    MEXICO IS THREATING US.

 IT IS TIME TO TAKE THE OFFENCE!!!!    

“WAKE UP” AMERICA. 

Osama bin Laden has threatened Americans in a new audio tape, saying President Barack Obama inflamed hatred toward the U.S. by ordering Pakistan to crack down on militants in Swat Valley and block Islamic law in the area.

Bin Laden claimed U.S. pressure led to a campaign of “killing, fighting, bombing and destruction” that prompted the exodus of a million Muslims from Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan.

The message was broadcast for the first time Wednesday on pan-Arab Al-Jazeera Television at almost the same moment Obama touched down in Saudi Arabia at the start of a Mideast visit aimed at repairing frayed U.S. relations with the Muslim world.

 



Pakistan’s army launched its offensive to oust the Taliban in late April after a peace deal that gave them control of the the Swat Valley soured. Militants streamed out of their stronghold to take over neighboring areas.

‘Revenge’
Bin Laden said Obama had ordered Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to stop people in the Swat Valley from practicing Islamic law.

“This means simply that Obama and his administration planted new seeds for hatred and revenge against America,” bin Laden said. “With that Obama has followed the same footsteps as the last president to create more hatred against Muslims.

“Let Americans prepare to reap what the leaders of the White house sow.”

The battle for Swat is seen by Washington as a test of Pakistan’s resolve against militants in the northwestern border region with Afghanistan.

The United States strongly backs the campaign, and it has enjoyed broad support among Pakistanis tired of militant attacks in the country that have killed hundreds of civilians.

Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, said Wednesday that it was “ludicrous” to suggest that anyone but al-Qaida and the Taliban are responsible for the refugee crisis in Pakistan.

Pakistan says about 3 million people have been uprooted from their homes by a month-old campaign to drive militants out of the northwestern Swat valley.

The military claims to have killed more than 1,000 Taliban fighters, a figure that cannot be independently verified, and says more than 50 soldiers have also died.

Meanwhile, Pakistani commanders said Wednesday that the military offensive to expel the Taliban from the Swat Valley could take another two months to complete, and troops may have to stay for a year to prevent militants from retaking control.

The armed forces have secured control over several key towns in the volatile northwestern region, but the fighting has triggered a series of suspected reprisal attacks elsewhere in the country.

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HUSSEIN OBAMA SAYS NUCLEAR ENERGY OK FOR IRAN “NOT U.S.

excellent post up at Stop the ACLU in which he discusses Obama’s statements that it is OK for Iran to have nuclear energy in order to power its country. This is the same Bozo who opposes nuclear power to provide energy in this country. B. Hussein Obama would rather waste money pursuing unproven green technology than use nuclear energy here. With the Iranians, who will develop nuclear weapons in their “peaceful” program, it is OK.

In Prague last month, Obama said that he saw no reason why his administration wouldn’t “support Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy with rigorous inspections.” And today in London, Obama reiterated that support by agreeing that Iran’s announced intentions for nuclear power were “legitimate aspirations.”

Not only that, but just last month Obama approved a nuclear power deal with the United Arab Emirates, as well. So, it’s nuclear power for everyone but the U.S.

This is an excellent point. Why is it OK for other countries to have nuclear power plants but not OK for us? Why is Obama keeping his own country from having nuclear energy?

Another interesting story at Stop the ACLU deals with Obama’s Muslim roots. The post points out that it was taboo to mention Islam and Obama together and the use of his middle name was forbidden with supporters calling those who did racists in the Pavlovian response to which we have become accustomed.

Now it would appear that Obama is comfortable with his Muslim roots and embraces them. I guess he was not too comfortable with them when he thought they could lose him an election but now that he is in, it is all good.

That just means he was not honest with people (though many of us had the sense to see that).

So King Hussein of the US is now comfy with his Muslim roots. Maybe that is why he is comfortable with Muslim countries having nuclear reactors. They would not hurt a Muslim brother, would they?

Big Dog

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NUCLEAR ENERGY OK FOR IRAN- “NOT U.S.”

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