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About the only group that John Fonda Heinz Kerry seems able to charm and sway these days is the hallowed Hollywood faction that lives in the People’s Republic of California. The glitzy, grandiloquent aristocracy that germinates there is where fellow comrade Kerry is truly able to lead by his surgically improved chinny chin chin.
About the only group that John Fonda Heinz Kerry seems able to charm and sway these days is the hallowed Hollywood faction that lives in the People’s Republic of California. The glitzy, grandiloquent aristocracy that germinates there is where fellow comrade Kerry is truly able to lead by his surgically improved chinny chin chin. However, when removed from the false security of feckless, adoring, communist sycophants, Kerry fails miserably in his duties as Secretary of State for the United States of America. Kerry's mishandling of relations with Israel is particularly troublesome and the perfect example of his bumbling, inadequate diplomacy skills. To some, it even appears that Kerry is sympathetic to Hamas led Palestine! Could it be possible that our “ waffling tongue warrior” does empathize with Israel’s enemy?
During a recent hot mic blunder, Kerry laid out his diplomatic fortune cards to all who were watching. While on Fox News Sunday, Kerry was caught on a hot mic making some comments about Israel that he probably did not want anyone to hear. He is seen and heard mocking Israel’s claim about how they are conducting a “pinpoint operation” In Kerry’s words, “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. We’ve got to get over there. Thank you John (his aide) I think John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.” Apparently, Kerry does not believe that Israel is doing enough to save civilian lives, while completely ignoring the fact that Hamas has been using their own children as human shields and has built subway- like tunnels filled with explosives underneath Israeli Kindergartens! Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it best, ““Here's the difference between us: We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles.”
Is it possible that Kerry harbors some deep rooted feelings of tenderness toward Hamas led Palestine? Could the fact that he sleeps with and is married to foreign born and main ketchup squeeze, Maria Teresa Thiersten Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry be influencing his thinking and judgement? Kerry’s bedfellow since 1995, Teresa, is the one who wears the financial pants in that elite political family, so can gold digger Kerry truly be objective when negotiating with Israel on behalf of the United States? Can John Kerry hide his deep rooted Fonda-like radical behaviors, especially while being supported by Teresa?
Teresa Heinz Fonda Kerry presides over assets called the Heinz Endowments that are clearly involved in shadow political activities. Due to their exempt tax status, Teresa is not required to to provide detailed records of how she receives her funding and or to whom she gives grants and the scope of her political investments and left wing agenda’s she supports. In a report, Ben Johnson reveals the scope of Teresa Kerry’s political investments and the range of left-wing agenda’s she has supported. “Directly or indirectly, Teresa Heinz Kerry has sponsored a political spectrum that includes violent anarchists, anti-free market socialists, anti-Homeland Security activists, racial dividers, open borders agitators, pro-terrorist radicals and a range of honors and tributes that includes a memorial to an environmentalist whose misguided reforms have led to the unnecessary deaths of tens of millions of African children. Mrs. Kerry’s beneficiaries are in the forefront of the attacks on the Patriot Act, for which her husband voted; they are organizers of the demonstrations against the war in Iraq that her husband supported and the disorderly protests at the Republican convention to nominate his opponent. And they are behind the campaign to open America’s borders and remove existing border controls, and thus to weaken homeland security in the War on Terror.”
Teresa Heinz Kerry was a long time trustee of the Carnegie Corporation from 1993 to 2000. One of the main advocacy programs at the Carnegie Corporation is their leftist International Program which includes: “supporting policy relevant research and creating opportunities for U.S engagement with Pakistan.” Hmmm. As a side note, another one of their large advocacy programs is amnesty and to aid in immigration by creating “stronger systems for bringing immigrants into the pluralistic mainstream of civic and economic life.”
Teresa has also kept herself busy by distributing millions of dollars to the Tides Foundation. What is the Tides Foundation? It is another tax exempt “charity” that distributes millions of dollars every year to political organizations identified with left-wing causes. It is the “charitable” money laundering machine for extremist radicals and their causes, causes that contribute to the destruction of America and everything it stands for. The Tides Foundation allows its hard left donors to anonymously contribute money and avoid public accountability for their donations. For example, one funding beneficiary has been the “National Lawyers Guild” which began as a Communist front organization and is known for its defense of terrorists. It is an organization that is about as anti-Israel as you can get. The "Palestine Solidarity Legal Support" is also a benefactor of Tides as well. Are you getting the anti-Israel picture?
Tides has also given grant money to the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is nothing more than a front for the Muslim Brotherhood and a big supporter of the Hamas movement. Even liberal Chuck Shumer, D-NY observed its leaders have “intimate links with Hamas…we know CAIR has ties to terrorism.”
Teresa Fonda Heinz Kerry cannot pretend ignorance to the Tides Foundation ideology for social change and it’s anti-Israel agenda, after all, she donated $1.6 million dollars to establish the Tides Center for Western Pennsylvania,
allowing the San Francisco based Tides Center to set up shop in the East. The Tides Foundation continues to be the largest funder of the left in America today, including; funding for environmental extremist groups, anti-anti-terrorist groups, Islamic groups and radical legal groups. So who are four of the largest supporters of Tides? THE HEINZ ENDOWMENT, GEORGE SOROS, THE FORD FOUNDATION AND THE ROCKEFELLER FONDATION.
A lesser known benefactor of Tide money is’ “We the People” From 2009 to 2011, the most recent years for which data is available, the government has given Tides some $28 million in grants paid for by the American taxpayers. Every year Tides pushes $300 million through its network of left wing groups including: the Open Society Institute of George Soros, AFL-CIO, the Iraq Peace Fund, the Arab American Action Network, American Civil Liberties Union, the pro-Castro groups United for Peace and Justice and Center for Constitutional Rights, along with groups opposing free trade and gun ownership while advocating green energy and government-funded abortion. Perhaps Tides biggest coup to date has been the use of its APOLLO ALLIANCE PROJECT to help draft Obama’s massive stimulas bill.
In the field of philanthropy, grants are normally weighed very carefully. Thus, Teresa Fonda Heinz Kerry’s decision to become a major funder of the Tide Foundation and be on the board of Carnegie Corporation is hardly an oversight and speaks volumes about her political motivations.
Do you suppose that her political animal and progressive bedfellow husband, John Fonda Heinz Kerry agrees with his wealthy spouse? As the old saying goes, a happy wife is a happy life.
RUSH: Okay. Ladies and gentlemen, I have just been convinced. I already was. Let me put it that way. I have just had the exclamation point attached to my being convinced that the Obama administration has chosen sides, and the side they've chosen is Hamas.
AP reports breaking news: "White House Condemns Israel for Latest Attack of UN School in Gaza Strip." Now, the White House knows, ladies and gentlemen, that Hamas is using schools and hospitals as military outposts. Already three schools have been discovered with rockets. You remember how you found rockets in your school one day, right? Remember that time your janitor showed you. They are planting weapons that they intend to use offensively in hospitals. And they're advertising the fact.
They're letting the Israelis know that this is where the ammunition that they are using is being stored, schools and hospitals. This is why the Israelis are sending 20-minute warning shots before they attack. The administration knows all this. The administration knows what Hamas is doing. The administration knows where Hamas is putting its armaments. The administration knows that Hamas is killing its own children with this behavior, and yet they blame Israel.
And I'll tell you again, there's a predisposition to hating Israel, disliking, opposing, whatever, in this administration, there can be no doubt about it now. But then now to invoke the children again, it's a repeat of what's happening here at the border. The invocation of children anywhere is used to eliminate and silence and nullify any opposition. So if it is tens of thousands of children crossing our border, shut up, it's children, for God's sake, where is your humanity? And let them in.
So Hamas puts their own children in known targets. Israel warns at 20 minute intervals, "Get out, we're hitting the target." Hamas leaves their children there. "How dare Israel kill children on purpose! Damn those Israelis. They hate children." It's clear as a bell what is happening. This is just awful, folks. This is just plain and simple awful that this kind of attitude would be engaged in by us toward an ally. And the Drive-By Media routinely now asks every Israeli guest essentially, "So why are you killing children? Don't you have any shame? Can't you stop with the killing of children?" And Hamas applauds. PR victory after PR victory.
I watched this morning, does the name Hanan Ashrawi ring a bell? I've been watching her, she's a Palestinian spokeswoman, and I've been watching her since the seventies. Imagine my shock when I learned that Peter Jennings had an affair with her during his days as a foreign correspondent, by the way, when he was posted over there back in the trench coat days. Back when every foreign correspondent had to wear the -- I mean, obviously the mall had a journalism clothing outfit, store, that was only available to journalists. And in there was the approved journalist trench coat, 'cause they all wore one. Well, other things now.
But back in those days Jennings wore his trench coat, and he had an affair with Hanan Ashrawi. And I learned that 'cause I couldn't figure out, it seemed like whenever she was on ABC there was never any criticism of the Palestinians. No matter what it was, there was never any criticism of the Palestinians or of Yasser Arafat or any of this. At any rate, I saw her on TV today, and she's still bleeding the same old stuff. She's out there, "Why are the Israelis killing the children, the children, do you know how many children died this morning because of the Israelis?"
I'm watching this. It's just everywhere. So as far as these people are concerned, "The Israelis are targeting and murdering the children. How dare they!" And it's Hamas that straps bombs to their children. It's Hamas that puts their children in these targets. It's Hamas that makes targets out of hospitals. Everybody knows it, and yet they continue to report a lie and then challenge every Israeli guest with the lie.
Netanyahu is not backing down, but don't forget now, as I pointed out yesterday, they see Netanyahu as no different than your average Tea Party person. He's a vile, hateful conservative right winger.
Patriots, here is the true history of Israel and Arabs, not the bias garbage of the mainstream media.
It was published in 2007, but is very relevant today. Not much has changed at all.
Not Everyone Is Aware Of The Documented History That This Video Presents. Not much has changed since it was produced in 2007, as we can see today when we watch the actions of HAMAS for the last several decades and how Israel if forced to react. It moves along rather quickly, so download it and watch it at your own pace.
What Really Happened In The Middle East
Uploaded on Jun 28, 2007
The Terrorism Awareness Project has released a powerful 10-minute documentary about the origins and continuing causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The bill introduced by Rep. Michelle Bachmann, also known as the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014, will “impose sanctions against persons who knowingly provide material support or resources to the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliates, associated groups, or agents, and for other purposes.”
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna. The Muslim Brotherhood main branch, based in Egypt, has financed terrorist attacks worldwide that have killed Americans and others. The Brotherhood attacks Christians, women, and other religious minorities, in the name of Allah to fulfill al-Banna’s vision of “fighting the unbelievers…to dismantle the power of the enemies of Islam.” The methods al-Banna suggested to advance jihad included “beating them, plundering their wealth, destroying their places of worship, and smashing their idols.” Al-Banna also said “it is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated” and to “impose its law on nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”
read more here: http://counterjihadreport.com/2014/07/24......
I just received a notice from WND where they cite a newspaper article quoting a terrorist who is behind the rocket attacks on Israel.
When the terrorist was asked why they couldn't aim their rockets better, the terrorist said, "Their God is re-directing our rockets".
Praise God. He said He would protect Israel. God doesn't lie. Those terrorists actually acknowledge "Their God". You'd think they would actually turn to this powerful God. I hope they do!
Those who compare the bare-chested conqueror of the Crimea with the metro-sexual ruler of the United States and find our emperor weak to the point of deserving ridicule miss the essential strength of President Obama.
It's no ordinary weakling who can turn a once-respected country into an international joke; reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the world's finest medical system into a failed third-rate socialist nightmare with a stroke of his pen; shatter our Constitution without attempted recourse by the sons and daughters of frontiersmen and pioneers whose blood was used to write that inspired document; and turn the people of our once-united states into a herd of competing minorities who, like suckling pigs, are each afraid to lose his place on the government teat should he raise his voice to protest the run of our country.
So don't denigrate the nonentity ruler who has overcome his uncertain ancestry and ludicrous incompetence to do what no other king or dictator has been able to do in our 237-year history: He has destroyed America.
Reis R. Kash
Instead of fighting for what the founders intended you fight to "change the conversation".
No free government now exists in the world, unless where Christianity is acknowledged, and is the religion of the country. Pennsylvania Court
"The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments." Benjamin Rush
As students head back to high school this fall, they and their parents will quickly discover that much of traditional American history taught in Advanced Placement (AP) courses for college credit is being rewritten with a distinctive left-leaning bias.
The organization behind these changes is the College Board, the same organization that annually administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) to soon-to-be college freshmen. The College Board is led by David Coleman, the architect behind the controversial and much-criticized Common Core Standards.
It appears Coleman’s group hopes to change AP history in many of the same ways it changed math and English standards under Common Core: overhaul the standards, reduce quantity and place an emphasis on thinking skills. The new history standards will be in classrooms beginning this fall. However, the pushback has already started. About 400,000 students take AP History exams annually. While it’s true the AP exam is optional, the exam’s widespread use and its importance to college admissions will essentially force all high schools – public and private – to change the way history is taught.
The best way to understand the changes the College Board has made to teaching of US History is to read the document AP U.S. History Course and Exam Description. This document provides the overview and framework for the changes. The changes are numerous. They replace a five-page topical outline with a 98-page document that directs how teachers should cover historical topics.
The framework which guides the changes is global in approach. It also reflects a consistently negative view of America’s history. Units on Colonial America emphasize the development of a “rigid racial hierarchy” and a “strong belief in British racial and cultural superiority.” This strong emphasis on the pre-colonial period and Native Americans, West Africans and Spaniards is unfortunately coupled with the downplaying of the growth of freedom in the New World.
With regards to Colonial America, the new AP History bypasses such figures as Roger Williams and Ben Franklin. There is little or no content on themes of religious toleration, or on the growth of democratic institutions such as the New England town meeting or the Virginia House of Burgesses, which contributed mightily to the emergence of American democracy.
Little time is given to teaching the ideas and principles behind constitutional government. When key historical figures such as James Madison and Thomas Jefferson are mentioned, the references aren’t likely to be about their positive contributions to the nation’s founding. Instead, references are usually negative and often confined to ideological claims about class, gender, race and ethnicity. It seems students are supposed to study the Constitution not for the superiority of the ideas but as an example of how the colonists thought their own culture more superior to others.
The framework intended to guide AP History raises other problems. The framework’s emphasis on “key concepts” is meant to “relieve the pressure for teachers to cover all possible events and details of U.S. History at a superficial level.” Thus “key concepts” in essence become “the required knowledge for each period.” In determining a priority of historical topics, the College Board has set itself up as judge and jury of history and taken away the power of individual communities and states to determine what is taught in their schools and transferred it to groups of unelected individuals accountable to no one.
As might be expected, journalists and reviewers have not been kind to the new AP History Standards. The objections are too numerous to detail here. However, if you’re interested in reading some of recent stories and comments go here, here and here.
So what are the reasons for all the changes? Reviewers wanted less emphasis on memorization and more on “historical thinking skills.” Students and teachers have long complained that the current AP exam was a mile wide and an inch deep. Critics complained the exam tested memory more than thinking.
To remedy that, teachers have to make history more engaging. Everyone acknowledges students read less, so there is more emphasis on how subject matter is presented; there is less emphasis on facts and more time spent on relating secondary sources back to primary sources. The goal of the new AP is to have students think like historians. However, the change in approach requires placing more responsibility than ever on teachers. Unfortunately, with the education establishment dominated by liberals, reforms opened the door for left-leaning ideas to dominate. Reviewers developed the new exam to foster “critical thinking skills” – but apparently confused “critical thinking” with “criticism of America.”
That doesn’t sit very well with most conservatives, nor should it. The emphasis on historical thinking skills over facts and dates gives students the mistaken impression that history is merely a recitation of personal interpretations.
Creating students who think like historians sounds high-minded. However, it also assumes students have a basic grasp on facts, dates and concepts. How can you be a “historian” without having a thorough grasp of the basics? The new framework asks students to understand and interpret events but fails to provide them a solid understanding of facts or the context in which events took place. The fact is, AP History covers less and provides a left-leaning view of history. It asks teachers to do more to “interpret” history and engage students – but that also provides the opportunity to indoctrinate students.
Those who favor the new standards say local communities will still be able to choose textbooks and a curriculum to support the standards. Where have we heard that before? Furthermore, the whole point of standards is to drive what is taught (i.e. the curriculum). Those who favor the new AP History say local communities can still decide what is taught and how. My question: Since the AP exam will reflect the content of the standards, what incentive is there for any teacher to include something that won’t be tested? Also remember that new AP-aligned history books and guides (curriculum materials) are already being developed.
Regretfully, the College Board’s new history standards reject the ideals that founded and continue to animate this nation. They rewrite our history, telling it through the lens of race, class gender and ethnicity, highlighting the lows and expunging the distinctive ideas and achievements that have made America an exceptional nation.
These are disturbing developments. However, it’s not too late to act. Parents, educators and lawmakers are beginning to discover the new AP History. Questions are already emerging as to whether the new AP standards conflict with existing history standards in a number of states. Read NC History Essential Standards and judge for yourself. That’s a question that will soon face the State Board of Education. Let’s hope Board members will join members in other states in asking for a one-year delay in implementing the AP History standards. The delay will allow parents, educators and policymakers time to fully review the new history standards and ask for needed changes. As written, AP History has too many problems. We have an obligation to tell the true history of the nation we love. We owe it to those who came before us and all those who will come after us.
Share your views with your State Board of Education.
sOOOOOOO glad to be back again saints,
If I thought I was tested before in my life, I was mistaken.
Not only did the storm ( tropical depression...only one) hit with howling winds, but also a small earthquake ( more like a hiccup) which we didn't feel, but the planning for my brother in laws funeral on another island was the worst case scenario.
It is finally over ( for now) . Hubby has to deal with his half- hissssister regarding the trust monies. That is another chapter in the peeps and their lives on " As the Stomach turns". ( spin off from " As the World turns).
I just had a hot shower for the first time in 7 days. Sponge baths are strictly for the boids.
Anything hot became a luxury.
Picture me and hubby cooking outside on a small Hibachi charcoal stove with umbrellas. That would make a grown man cry.
At night by ( half a dozen ) candle light, we would play " go fish" card games. I would win most of them. LOL
A breakfast run in the morning to Mac Donalds.
It was so humid at night, that I couldn't sleep most of the time, With the hubby snoring so loud I thought of dousing him with a bucket of cold water, but he would only thank me cause it was so humid. LOL
I won't be posting for awhile, just visiting now and then, There is much to do around here. We were renovating the studio at the end of our house that my brother in law lived in for 10 years with us. He was a paranoid
schizophrenic since his early teens. We were the only family that would take care of him.
Then the power went out and then the storm, so everything came to a screeching hault.
We will start up again by this weekend, The grass is tall and I will be helping hubby with that, About one acre of the grass has to be cut and removed among other things,
I missed you guys and I am glad to be back,.
The term “Born Again” as it relates to Christianity has it’s roots going back to the very beginning of Christendom. A spiritual birth was necessary to complement the original, physical birth to complete the person. Being born again in Christ enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in the late 1970′s in America. We had as a nation risen to magnificent societal, economic and political highs after World War II, then gone through some awful turbulence in the sixties and early seventies.
The term “Born Again” as it relates to Christianity has it’s roots going back to the very beginning of Christendom. A spiritual birth was necessary to complement the original, physical birth to complete the person. Being born again in Christ enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in the late 1970′s in America. We had as a nation risen to magnificent societal, economic and political highs after World War II, then gone through some awful turbulence in the sixties and early seventies. And then of course the malaise of the mid-seventies set in leaving many Americans feeling lost and bewildered.
Some say the ‘born again’ phenomenon contributed to the triumph of Ronald Reagan and an emergence of a kind of basic conservative moral guidance that helped bring us out of the doldrums and give our lives new purpose and meaning, having a side benefit of restoring some basic precepts and governing philosophies dating back to the founding of our Nation.
Whether the “come to Jesus” moment itself saved the country or whether it was just one of the manifestations of a people yearning for peace and purpose and therefore intrinsically valuable on a personal level, things did get better. For a while.
Many, not necessarily most but many, of us who frequent these and other pages of a conservative bent these days are members of the Over 50 set. And many of us matriculated in the 60′s up to the 80′s, by which time being American had more or less dropped out of favor in the popular culture. What took the place of being an American was, of course, being part of the Popular Culture.
No need to describe or characterize that Pop Culture here, except to note that, while some of it was benign, and some tiny fraction of it may have even been meritorious, most of it was hollow. Some of us who went through it and raised our families well, or didn’t, and achieved some measure of success or accomplishment, or perhaps not so much, have now arrived at a point where reflection is often not only the better part but comprises most of what passes for our valor these days. We ponder.
And we have, most of us who feel the need to be here, come to some sort of inner feeling that, having “been there, done this and that” we pretty much know what works and what is good and, most importantly, what we and our fellows need.
“..they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…..”
We are increasingly irritated by the disrespect paid to American institutions, traditions and of course founding principles of governance and nationhood by those who hold her in no special esteem. Leftists who never grew up, sons and daughters of leftists and sons and daughters of regular Americans who all went to the same schools together.
Schools that quit touting America, American achievement and American exceptionalism about the time the Born Again Christian thing was at it’s zenith in the USA. And we are most irritated by those politicians and especially those elected officials now in office who have sworn oaths and who every election season vow to “fight” for us but can’t seem to find it within themselves to fight for America.
All they need to do is to fight for America. If they fight for America, we the people will be just fine. Because America works. America has always worked. And America is inherently good. We knew that, we were taught that, just as we were taught things in Sunday School, long before the Born Again Christian thing became a fad, or more correctly dawned on enough people to make a difference.
We need a Born Again American thing to take hold at this juncture in our journey. And that does NOT in any way mean a redefinition of America, or of being an American. Original intent, strict constructionist, literal interpretation Americanism, tried and true, will fill the bill. We don’t need a “Living Constitution” anymore than we need a “Living Bible”. Humanity made great strides in science and technology, civility and alleviation of social ills all down through the ages with the Bible we always had. Just as America led the way in the modern and post-modern eras living under our ageless, remarkable and sacred Constitution.
All we need is the God-given sense to take the words of both tracts and apply them to our lives and the lifeblood of our country. All of us were born. Most of us were born in America. We need to be reborn as Americans. The inspiration for this is contained in the patriotic hymn “America the Beautiful”, and the operative refrain is – “America, America, God shed his grace on thee.”
If we don’t believe that, then, well, no need to push the Born Again American meme any further. Sorry if anyone is offended. Actually…….Not.
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