Archive for August 26th, 2008

Some may have forgotten what happened at Waco. But some of us remember. On February 28, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms raided the Branch Davidian compound and demonized David Koresh, quickly militarizing the situation. Innocents, women and children died a horrible death in fire and smoke.

Joe Biden wholeheartedly supported the actions of federal agents in the Waco standoff, and visibly sneered at witnesses at the Senate hearings who questioned and/or criticized the agents’ acts. Biden was a key proponent of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act in 1994, which banned some kinds of semiautomatic rifles, with a sunset provision that allowed these weapons to become legal again ten years later. The law also allocated substantial funds for construction of new prisons, established boot camps for delinquent minors, and brought the death penalty for crimes related to drug dealing, civil-rights related murders, murder of a Federal officer, and acts classified as terrorism.

The Waco fire burned up 86 members at the compound of the Branch Davidians (including 24 children, 17 of whom were younger than age 10), and has kept eight survivors rotting in prison ever since, serving long sentences denounced by the jury that heard the evidence. (Eagle Forums)

Renos Avraam 31 British 40 years
Brad Branch 35 American 40 years
Jaime Castillo 24 American 40 years
Graeme Craddock 31 Australian 20 years
Livingstone Fagan 35 British 40 years
Paul Fatta 35 American 15 years
Ruth Riddle 31 Canadian 5 years
Kathryn Schroeder 35 American 3 years
Kevin Whitecliff 33 American 40 years

Supposedly, Waco was the inspiration for the OK City Bombing; according to the media and the Clintons, but to me, these are separate events with completely different players. What the OK City bombing did was to perpetuate the notion that began with Ruby Ridge and Waco; that people who believe in God, who entertain conspiracy theories about our government – deserve not only to be watched, but deserve our scorn.

Senate hearings were held with the usual pro government results. Senator’s Orrin Hatch and Joe Biden concluded that the officers that harassed and caused the deaths of these 80 or so Davidians (including women and young children) were not guilty. The supervisors were praised for their service to our country, promoted, given a pay raise, and sent on vacation, while the grieving families of the dead victims were trying to make funeral arrangements.

Guns at Waco: stacked neatly against the wall among burned ruins; not cocked in the charred hands of the dead women and children

The message sent from this 1960’s war protestor, anti American cultured administration was clear: Religious groups, and lawful gun owners, were now put on the endangered species list.(Rick Biesada, Federal Observer)

We saw this fairly recently where hundreds of children were taken from their mothers, because they belonged to a “West Texas polygamy” group – a group the press calls The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

David Koresh, as you may recall, was also accused of child molestation, and so was Warren Jeffs. It’s a case of damage control when they’re reaching for reasons to go in and nuke families, small children and mothers breastfeeding infants. They’d rather have you believe they’ve stockpiled weapons, and have a veritable arsenal at their disposal, but the evidence afterwards shows that was hardly the case.

There is a frightening pattern of behavior here.

Randy Weaver holding a picture of his son, Sammy, shot in the back by the feds

Vicki and Sammy Weaver, along with Sammy’s dog that he’d raised from a puppy, died at Ruby Ridge in Idaho in 1993, as the result of same type of sloppy government work. They put pressure on Randy Weaver to become a snitch on the Aryan Nation and when he refused, they quickly ratcheted up this pressure to a frenzied pitch until there were military vehicles and 400 guys in camouflage gear spying on their little cabin in the mountains. While the media reported that they lived in a ‘compound’, they had a little place where the government agents were able to come within 15 feet of the house.

Randy Weaver, holding a picture of his wife who was killed by the Feds while holding her baby

The complaints about people who have religion and own guns, or in some cases, are gun dealers, is that they ‘stockpile weapons’. But a gun dealer sells guns, and what one person might fearfullly call a ‘stockpile of weapons’, another person would call ‘inventory’ for his business.

Religion and guns are to be feared, apparently – instead of just left alone. Randy Weaver was a decorated soldier who was approached to spy on the Aryan Nation. Because he refused, they set him and his young family up, but the situation spiraled out of control and a young boy, his dog and his mother ended up dead.

What amazes me is the far-out ideology of leftists like Joe Biden; I find it horrifying that someone like Biden is Obama’s veep choice, as if Obama himself isn’t frightening enough.

Rick at the Federal Observer:

[Biden] is a political stooge who’s career almost ended over plagiarism when he ran for the presidency in 1987.

But political stooges are running amock these days, as the plagiarized speeches of Barack Obama from Malcolm X and David Axelrod clients have gone unnoticed.

You have to wonder why Biden wasn’t vocal about the violent deaths of the Branch Davidian women, or the violent murder of Vicki Weaver at Ruby Ridge, shot by the reptilian FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, for merely cradling an infant child in her arms. Instead, Biden and Senator Orrin Hatch, covered up these crimes and engaged in homicidal hypocrisy.

I suppose Biden’s greatest moment came as he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, and presided over the appointment of Uncle Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court over allegations of Thomas’s proclivity for pornographic movies, and placing pubic hairs on the top of soda pop cans, emulating a court jester.

Joe Biden, why would we like to see him as the number two executive of the United States?

He, just like Obama, George Bush, and John McCain, are traitors to the United States Constitution as they discriminate against American citizens.

Biden voted Yes on allowing illegal aliens to participate in social security.

He Voted NO on declaring English the official language of the U.S. Government.

Biden voted Yes on establishing a guest worker program and voted Yes on giving guest workers a path to citizenship.

Joe Biden voted NO on limiting welfare for immigrants.

This guy, like Obama, is anti American… but he is also greedy.

This is what brings us to the selection of his vice presidency.

Biden, who had under gone two brain surgery operations, still remembers how to scheme. He wants to insure himself a golden parachute retirement package for all of those years of covering up the dirt that Barack Obama claims that our country is guilty of. the Federal Observer

Federal Observer contributing columnist Rick Biesada hosts Perspectives On Our Heritage – The Angry White Male Hour over Radio Station WJJG 1530 AM, Chicago’s Hometown station, Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Central Time. Rick is co-founder of The Chicago Minuteman Project.

Rick has also written a book called –Angry White Male and The Horse He Rode In On. It can be special ordered through most book stores, or through the publisher at wholesale price off of the Angry White Male web site at www.angry-white-male.com

This is the video I watched. It’s quite long; but it sure is interesting. My heart goes out to to the surviving Weavers and the memories they have to live with.

As a kid, my dad took us out to visit a guy who was a gun dealer who was being stalked by the feds. He was just a gun dealer, with old-fashioned values and a nice wife, and sweet little kids.

And they would get shot at by the FBI as they went from the house to the barn, and they had dogs tied up outside in order to alert them if someone got too close.

This stuff is no joke; it’s for real.


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I am proud to say I knew him, proud to say he influenced me as I was growing up. He was a friend and classmate of my dad’s. Paul Carlson passed away on August 19, 2008. He was a conservative activist and a longtime resident of Park Ridge. My dad said no other Maine East alumni attended his funeral except him, which is a shame. He had a very short battle with pancreatic cancer, from what I gather they had to stop chemo because he got an infection, and after they stopped cancer treatment, the cancer went wild, spread into his bones, etc. May God bless this wonderful man and his family.

Paul Carlson, in fact, was Hillary Clinton’s history teacher at Maine East High School. (And he is one of the people who inspired my own politics, outside of my father, Tedis Zerins, Reverend Wurmbrand and others.) From Growing Up Rodham at the Washington Post:

By ninth grade at Maine Township High, she was on every virtually committee in the student government and was enthralled by a fiercely anti-communist history teacher named Paul Carlson. Schoolmate John Peavoy recalls that during the 1960 presidential election, 30 students were assigned to watch the Kennedy-Nixon debate. All but two, “a couple of oddballs,” declared themselves Nixon supporters. (When Nixon lost, Hugh was convinced that Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley stole the election for Kennedy, and Hillary rode a bus downtown to check for fraudulent voter addresses.)

It was Carlson who gave Hillary a copy of Barry Goldwater’s “The Conscience of a Conservative,” and she consumed it, struck by the javelin-like power of sentences such as “The Conservative looks upon politics as the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.” She wrote a 75-page term paper on it.

Carlson was her unchallenged mentor until a day in 1961 when Don Jones blew into town, in a red Chevy Impala convertible.

Don Jones was a socialist methodist minister at the First Methodist Church in Park Ridge (where I went to Sunday School; our family left the church because of the social doctrine that crept in). From Hillary’s book:

Don once remarked that he and Mr. Carlson were locked in a battled for my mind and soul. Their conflict was broader than that, however, and came to a head in our church, where Paul was also a member. Paul disagreed with Don’s priorities, including the University of Life curriculum, and pushed for Don’s removal from the church. After numerous confrontations, Don decided to leave First Methodist after only two years for a teaching position at Drew University, where he recently retired as Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics.

Later, she became a hard core leftist activist with Tommy the Commie as her mentor at Yale, and worked as a student activist to-among other things-free The New Haven Nine.

Teacher Paul Carlson – who died Aug. 19 – stood beside his photograph in Maine East’s Wall of Honor in 2007, next to his former student, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, shortly before retiring after a 50-year career. (Rene Edde/for Pioneer Press)

Wall-of-Fame History Teacher Paul Carlson

His life was one well lived by the effect he had on those around him…his students, friends and family are a true legacy never to be forgotten. He will be sorely missed and I was graced to know him and call him my friend .

Chicago Tribune Obituary:

R. Paul Carlson, age 73, a lifelong resident of Park Ridge, a devoted and dedicated teacher for 50 years at Maine East High School, at home with his Lord Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, beloved husband of Nancy; loving father of Thomas (Nancy) and Robert (Marcy) Patterson; beloved son of the late Walter and Eunice; cherished grandfather of David, Adam, Katie, Leah and Caroline; dear brother of Joyce Smith and Phyllis Allman; fond uncle, great-uncle and cherished friend to many. Visitation Thursday 3 to 9 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home, 820 Talcott Rd. (at Cumberland), Park Ridge. Family and friends will meet Friday from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10 a.m. at The Park Ridge Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service for Paul will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 at 3 p.m. at The Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, 847-823-4135, 1300 W. Crescent Ave. (2 Blks south of Touhy 1 Blk west of Greenwood). Should friends desire, memorials in Paul’s name can be made to Wounded Heros Foundation Inc., Two Prudential Plaza, 180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 4525, Chicago, IL, 60601 or Season’s Hospice, 606 Potter Rd., Des Plaines, IL, 60016. Info: 847-823-5122 or http://www.nelsonfunerals.com

“One of the Best”

“He was one of the best guys Park Ridge has every [sic] produced,” said Friel. “He was a great man.”

Carlson, known as a staunch Republican, was friends with many followers of local and national politics including many Democrats. He was a teacher and friend to Hilary Rodham Clinton when she lived with her family in Park Ridge in the 1960s. He also taught former state representative Penny Pullen who grew up in Park Ridge.

Last year, Carlson was honored for his 50 years of teaching at Maine East with a large reception attended by hundreds of friends and well-wishers. He taught history and government at Maine East. He retired from teaching in June of 2007. Besides his teaching, Carlson was a member of the Park Ridge Morning Kiwanis Club.

He was also a longstanding member of the Park Ridge Historical Society.

Sign the guestbook that was attached to his Chicago Trib Obit.

There will be a memorial service for him in December – I think the date I heard was December 7. I’ll update this post with more detail as I get it.

Supposedly Hillary might attend.

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Through email I received this cool information:

Vets for Freedom at Democratic National Convention
Back from their Iraq trip, VFF credentialed in Denver

WASHINGTON, DC – Vets for Freedom (VFF) announced earlier this month that eight Iraq war veterans who are members of the organization would return to Iraq to assess conditions on the ground and analyze policy options for future U.S. military involvement. Having returned last week, the VFF Chairman Pete Hegseth and Vice Chairman David Bellavia will be at the Democratic National Convention informing delegates, key lawmakers and the American people about what they saw and the importance of commitment to completion of the mission in Iraq.

Both Hegseth and Bellavia will have media credentials for the Convention, and will be available for media requests to provide their informed, ‘boots on the ground” understanding of the mission in Iraq and the best future course for the United States.

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Biden Pro-abortion Stance Will Cost Obama Election

Catholic group denounces Obama’s pick of Biden for V.P

Not to worry, though, the democrats are so clueless that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t know what Catholics oppose abortion.


I’ll bet that denial is insulting to catholics in America…

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:

“Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: ‘Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.’ It also says, ‘Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.’ Looks like Pelosi didn’t study the subject long enough. But not to worry: We are sending her a copy of Catholicism for Dummies today (the Catechism is like maybe a bit advanced).

“Whether Joe Biden is as ignorant of what his religion teaches remains to be seen. What is not in doubt is the enthusiasm which NARAL showed when he was selected to join the ticket. The radical pro-abortion group was delighted, as were the radical pro-abortion delegates to the Democratic convention: as reported in today’s New York Times, 64 percent of Americans reject abortion-on-demand, yet only 23 percent of the delegates do. It is only fitting, then, that NARAL’s president will speak today at the Convention and Planned Parenthood’s president will speak tomorrow.

“So there we have it: the man running for president on the Democratic ticket supports selective infanticide, his running mate is a pro-abortion Catholic, the delegates are wildly out of step with Americans on abortion and the Speaker of the House hasn’t a clue what her religion teaches on the subject.”

Pelosi and Biden both claim to be catholics, but as was mentioned previously regarding Biden’s involvement in getting the agents involved at Ruby Ridge and WACO excused for their crimes, it would appear that Biden doesn’t have any respect for life, family, or those people who cling to ‘religion and guns’.

Better that than worship government and expect it to save you.

We have–exactly how many government programs that are bankrupt now..? And they’re talking about making our health care system government-controlled and run? And putting the world on welfare (with Obama’s global poverty act) Are these people out of their minds?

Biden might be a pro abortion guy, but there is nobody who is as extreme on the issue as our presidential candidate the dems have standing at the podium; Barack Hussein Obama.

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