Saturday, November 29, 2008
I am personally against India going to war over this unprovoked terrorist attack. I have no doubt that the powerful and well trained Indian armed forces would prevail, but there is always the risk of it escalating to nuclear warfare; in which case we would all lose. Even if the conflict stayed conventional it would destabilize Pakistan even more and would run the risk of widening the conflict.
What I believe India's leadership should do is use this tragedy to put pressure on Pakistan for a total reform at all levels of its military and government and a true peaceful solution to Kashmir. A summit, no doubt favored by Obama and like liberals, would have absolutely no effect and would be counter productive because it would make India appear weak to extremist elements in Pakistan. Pakistan must make real reforms and concessions. Until they are willing to do that there will be no lasting peace.
This is also an opportunity for the US and India to strengthen ties. I have known many people from India over the course of my life and they have all been good, hard working individuals. India is a nation that the US should have already been reaching out to. Unfortunately, our State Department and US foreign policy in general has been inept since the 80's. It is my hope that what was meant for evil will be turned to good.
Sometimes war is necessary and has been used through out history to bring about necessary change, but this isn't the time. When that time comes war must be fought with every once of energy so that it may be won quickly and your forces be returned home as soon as possible.
Friday, November 28, 2008
NOTE FROM SR:
I just had to put my thoughts into this one. This is what happens when you give young generations the idea that there are no consequences then give them authority over others. They take their own prejudices and abuse the power that was given them. Since we know there is screening and training for new police officers I don't see this as a training issue, I see it as a societal issue. It appears these young officers obviously saw an opportunity to abuse two soldiers, the motive does not matter, and took it. These are flaws that are unacceptable in a law enforcement officer and though one of them has already been fired, I am wondering what is being done with the others involved.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence. Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen.
Let's all, throughout the day, dedicate some time to let our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ know what we are Thankful for. I also wanted to single out Pope Benedict XVI for a special thank you for his faithful devotion to our Lord and dedication to strengthening the Church.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
There are many predictions on how a possible breakup would look on the map, but here is Glenn Beck's take on the issue. When your voters are uneducated on the issues and when you vote in socialism, the end result is always the same; it is not too late, we can win back all we have lost and more if we demand conservatism from our Party and our Government.
Remember this is only a small sample of what is going on across the whole nation. Every incident, every crime, every illegally who receives assistance or schooling costs you more than you could ever imagine. Just because you haven't seen or felt the effects doesn't mean they won't suddenly intrude upon and change your life before you ever know what has happened.
Officials Arrest 4 Alleged Sex Traffickers, Rescue 9 Women From S. Fla. Brothel
Postville may not qualify for disaster aid
Federal Initiative May Aid Illegal Aliens
Mexican gangs now infiltrating Kentucky; Shelbyville fears violence in the future
Illegal Immigrants Involved in Fatal Accident
Jury convicts asbestos school president of issuing fake certificates to illegal immigrants
Bombing suspect's marriage may have been for green card
Va. Panel on Immigration Steps Back From Hard Line
Limits sought on illegal workers' rights to comp
Dark days for laborers: Workers hurt by economy but find hope in Obama
Mexico's Calderon Says Obama Shouldn't Touch Nafta
Border Patrol: NM fence led to fewer immigrants
h/t: Immigration News Daily
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
November 25, 2008
CONTACT: William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
WilliamG@alipac.us, (866) 703-0864
ALIPAC is calling for immediate investigations and a nationwide crackdown on illegal immigration in response to high level Russian spokesman, Igor Panarin's, predictions that the economic collapse and rampant illegal immigration will lead to the breakup of the US and deployment of a new currency called the 'Amero'.
"Panarin is claiming the US has a severe internal security problem due to massive illegal immigration and as we move to try to save our economy, we must move to protect American jobs, American security, American sovereignty, and our national unity from the negative impacts of illegal immigration," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "We need to accelerate the current reversal of illegal immigration by deploying the US military to the borders and intensifying enforcement levels and deportations nationwide immediately!"
The US currently has over 39,000 Chinese illegal aliens in detention centers at taxpayer expense, with many more at large in America, while the Chinese government refuses to allow US authorities to repatriate them. Millions of illegal aliens have recently flooded into America from Central and South America, fostering the rise of documented separatist movements in the South West United States. [read more]
RED FLAG TO CATHOLICS
Catholic League president Bill Donohue registers his concerns over President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to select Melody Barnes as Director of Domestic Policy Council:
“The left-wing Nation hails Barnes as a ‘dyed-in-the-wool progressive,’ and the even more radical Daily Kos calls her ‘an unabashed progressive.’ Barnes herself touts her role promoting a ‘common good’ approach to values issues, explaining that it is synonymous with ‘a progressive approach to governing.’ Her forte is working with the religious left, a skill she honed at the Center for American Progress.
“Barnes has earned her stripes on the religious left. When George W. Bush said in 1999 that his favorite philosopher was Jesus, the Baptist-raised Barnes went ballistic: She accused Bush of ‘creating the impression that we’re a spiritually monolithic country,’ thus ‘excluding people of different faiths and beliefs, and that’s wrong.’ Had he claimed Karl Marx as his favorite philosopher, Barnes would have said nothing.
“When recently asked why Obama is anti-school choice, and why he and his wife have decided not to place their children in failed D.C. public schools, Barnes said, ‘we want to make an investment in our public schools.’ But the ‘we’ obviously did not include the Obamas. More condoms are needed to fight AIDS, and the Bush administration is to blame for the fact that more blacks have AIDS than whites. She wants to overturn all restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, and her passion for abortion rights is so unyielding that she has served on the board of EMILY’s List and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
“A few years ago, when pro-life Catholic and evangelical judges were being summarily denied the right to serve on the federal bench, Barnes denied that bigotry was at play. To top it off, when asked to name people who are both pro-abortion and religious, she offered as proof the notoriously anti-Catholic group, Catholics for a Free Choice. Looks like Obama has chosen a ringer.”
Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
Although the House has technically adjourned until January 3, 2009, it is likely that the House will return to session sometime during the week of December 8, 2008.
“Wherefore I do recommend that the day above designated be observed throughout the country as a day of national thanksgiving and prayer, and that the people, ceasing from their daily labors and meeting in accordance with their several forms of worship, draw near to the throne of Almighty God, offering to Him praise and gratitude for the manifold goodness which He has vouchsafed to us and praying that His blessings and His mercies may continue.”
--President Chester Arthur, Thanksgiving Proclamation 1882
Contents—November 24, 2008
The Money Monitor
New RSC Website!
--Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) introduced a bill (H.R. 7298) to allow a tax deduction for the original purchase of domestically manufactured automobiles and to make permanent the deduction for expensing certain depreciable business assets. Click here to learn more:
--Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced legislation (H.J.Res. 101) that would prevent the release of the second $350 billion under the financial “bailout” law (Public Law 110-343). Read more here:
--Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) introduced legislation (H.R. 7276) requiring Congress to grant direct approval of the Treasury Department’s plans for using the second $350 billion under the financial “bailout” law before any of such funds could be spent. Click here for more details:
--Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) sent this letter to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, requesting that earmarks secured by outgoing Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) in fiscal year 2008 be reviewed before they are awarded:
--Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) issued this release praising the Department of the Interior’s finalized rules on commercial leasing programs for oil shale development on federal lands:
--Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) spotlighted his "egregious earmark of the week," which exposes an appropriations shell game:
To view other activities of House conservatives, visit this webpage: http://rsc.hensarling.house.gov/MemberActivity/.
The Money Monitor
Each week in "The Money Monitor," the RSC tracks how the bills passed by the House would affect authorizations, mandatory spending, appropriations, and federal government revenue. Although the House was in session last week, no new spending was authorized. To view "The Money Monitor" for the week of November 17-21, 2008, which includes year-to-date totals, click here:
To access earlier editions of "The Money Monitor," click here: http://rsc.hensarling.house.gov/PolicyAnalysis/money_monitor.htm.
New RSC Website!
The RSC website has a fresh, bold new look with easier navigation. Check it out here and change your bookmarks: http://rsc.hensarling.house.gov/.
And the RSC Blog can now be found here: http://rsc.hensarling.house.gov/Blog/.
So much for "I support the Second Amendment," and so much for the notion of "change."
Media reports say President-elect Barack Obama has selected Eric Holder as his Attorney General, and that Holder may already have accepted the offer. Holder, as Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno during the Clinton Administration, said that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right, but instead protects the right to have a firearm when serving with a militia. After leaving office, Holder stuck to that assertion when he signed Janet Reno's brief to the Supreme Court in the Heller case, which stated, "The Second Amendment does not protect firearms possession or use that is unrelated to participation in a well-regulated militia."
At the Justice Department, Holder advocated a waiting period, limiting gun purchases to one per month, and so-called "gun show loophole" legislation--the fine print of which would have driven gun shows out of business. Holder made it clear that he, Clinton, and Reno were more interested in stopping gun sales than in regulating them. When ABC's George Will asked him about guns being used for self-defense more often than to commit crime, and Right-to-Carry states having lower crime rates than other states, Holder dismissed the facts that Mr. Will raised, with the flippant statement, "I'm not sure that we need more than the 200 million or so guns that we have on the streets."
In the same interview, Holder claimed that gun control was responsible for crime declining in the 1990s, when criminologists, law enforcement professionals, and sociologists attributed the trend to other factors entirely. We wonder what Holder would say today, since the federal ban on "assault weapons" and standard-equipment magazines holding more than 10 rounds has expired, the number of privately owned guns has risen by 35-40 million, and yet, murder and total violent crime have declined even more than before. [read more]
Ethics professor and Christian apologist go head-to-head on December 3
(Princeton, New Jersey) – Peter Singer, professor of ethics at Princeton, and Dinesh D’Souza, commentator and author, will take up their opposing sides on the question “Can there be morality without God?” in what promises to be a fierce debate. The event is scheduled for 8:30 pm, December 3, 2008, at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
Singer and D’Souza faced each other in May 2008 at Biola University before thousands of guests on the question of the existence of God. The Princeton debate promises to be even more heated, as the topic is deliberately framed as to focus attention on Singer’s controversial views on ethics and morality, including his well-known support of infanticide, euthanasia, polyamory, bestiality, and necrophilia.
Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Singer was the founding President of the International Association of Bioethics and, with Helga Kuhse, founding co-editor of the journal Bioethics. Singer first became internationally known after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. His newest book, We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter, will be published in May. He has been called the most influential philosopher alive by The New York Times.
Dinesh D’Souza is the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Investor’s Business Daily called him one of the “top young public-policy makers in the country,” and the New York Times magazine named him one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers. His latest book is titled What’s So Great About Christianity?
The debate is jointly sponsored by Christian Union (www.christian-union.org) and The Fixed Point Foundation (www.fixed-point.org). Tickets are available through Richardson Auditorium (www.princeton.edu/utickets) or by calling 609-258-5000.
For more information, please contact Hannah Sooter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.414.6311.
Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
Tue Nov 25 2008 09:04:22 ET
A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts.
Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: "The dollar is not secured by anything. The country's foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 trillion. Now it is more than 11 trillion. This is a pyramid that can only collapse." [read more]
Loosening up restrictions to give money to people who clearly don't have the appropriate means to obtain the loan under normal conditions is irresponsible and incomprehensible. If they have to have the rules loosened for them to get the loan they should not have the loan! This is not how you stimulate the economy.
These are the so called experts who have control of our money! How more insane do they have to become before voters stop voting in the liberal idiots who keep pandering these socialist ideas that have never worked? How long can the public close their eyes to the fact that our Democrat controlled Congress and the Federal Reserve have no idea what they are doing and need to go back to Economics 101?
Which reminds me, Thomas Sowell has a great book out "Basic Economics" that should be required reading for all of them.
STOP THE INSANITY!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Now onto the next matter of business, who will replace Colmes. After all, we cannot have Hannity taking over the entire hour himself; after one week you would not be able to stuff his ego into the studio;-) DR thinks it should be Kirsten Powers because of her rebuke of extremist left wing nuts who were slandering Gov. Palin and her children. I would not be disappointed. They could definitely do worse, much worse. What idiot off his phsyco meds though Susan Estrich could ever cut it with that voice of grit and sandpaper and her inability to live in reality?
You are an Anti-government Gunslinger, also known as a libertarian conservative. You believe in smaller government, states’ rights, gun rights, and that, as Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”
h/t: Right Wing Wiz Kid
At a time when we should be working as a team and supporting the true conservatives, not fighting over who actually is conservative or redefining conservative as a RINO, the Party seems to be self destructing to a degree. Maybe this is a good thing in this sense; the truth will come out about who really is not conservative and who really does not support the Party, but rather their own interests.
They come in many forms and sizes and for many reasons. They can effect a life, a family, a community, a nation, or the world. I think it is time for this Republic to revolve back to its founding principles, I think it is time to change the direction of destruction it has been heading in, and I think it is time to reinvent our government in the image our founders had intended
Because of this I also felt that The Maritime Sentry was due for a revolution of its own. Our blog has evolved and grown far beyond its beginnings and has become much more. We need to vote conservatives back into leadership, we need to put God back into our foundations, we need to educate ourselves in true history and the Constitution, so we can regain the freedoms and morality we have lost as a nation.
My hope is that our blog will be an instrument that inspires its readers to start revolutions of America's true foundations in their own lives, their families, their communities, and in our government. In recognition of this revolution of change to better our country I thought the look of our blog should revolve also. I hope it will inspire Americans to support and vote for strong, bold conservative candidates with the integrity shown by such great men as James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Joseph Story, James Wilson, and Charles Caroll.
Since change is not always easy or readily accepted we have a poll on our side bar where you can place your vote on the new or the old look and even leave a comment. Please take the time to place your vote, it would mean a great deal to DR and I both to know what our readers think as DR can be a little resistant to change.
Lord, We are Your people,
the sheep of Your flock.
Heal the sheep who are wounded,
Touch the sheep who are in pain,
Clean the sheep who are soiled,
Warm the lambs who are cold.
Help us to know the Father's love
through Jesus the Shepherd
and through His Spirit.
Help us to lift up that love,
and show it all over this land.
Help us to build love on justice
and justice on love.
Help us to believe mightily,
Renew us that we may renew the face of the earth.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Bama's bye-week practices have ended and regular practice will begin again on Monday. They will be preparing to meet and beat Auburn. The pressure is on, but I think the Tide has proven they can withstand the heat.
A new expansion may be in the future for Bryant-Denny Stadium. Studies will be done and if approved the expanded stadium will hold more than 101,000 fans.
The majority of my extended family is not Catholic and it is hard to explain Catholics like Rev. Michael Pfleger who are open racists and strongly support Barack Obama's extremist agenda or our Bishop's Conference that appears to be incapable of standing up for anything other than its own interests. We are truly blessed to have such a moral Pope like Pope Benedict XVI, but he is undermined to non Catholics by all these pro-abortion Catholics who put politics before their faith. I am very political, but it is because of my faith and not the other way around.