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Note to readers:  Sorry I have been away so long.  I may share about that with you all at some point, but tonight I just have something to say.

 

I admit that I’ve been a little nervous about the rise of ISIS lately, specifically their threats against America.  But I’ve had a change of heart these past few days, mostly since hearing from the animal who decapitated James Foley.  I penned a letter to him.:

This is an open letter to Abdoola  Baboola al Babalouie, or whatever your name is.  I don’t have any interest in looking it up.  You’re not worth it.  It’s not your real name anyway. The one I made up has as much merit as the one you did.  Besides, I don’t want to make any contribution to your notoriety.

There’s a piece going around the internet, another open letter to you and your friends.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you can click right here to read it.  I suggest you do.  It’s attributed to a retired Marine, who has had enough of you and your threats to attack America.  He points out that there are over 21 million veterans in America, and every one of them will be waiting for you.

Well I would like to see that Marine’s 21 million vets and raise it a couple hundred more million citizens.  That includes all us chubby, middle-aged grandmas.   We’re armed.  And we’re pretty ticked off right now.  Are you game?

I don’t think so.  You hide your face.  You change your name.  You talk big but you butcher babies.  You’re nothing but a sick punk kid.  Heck, I have shoes older than you!  Someone should have spanked you and sent you to bed without supper ten years ago.  Maybe you wouldn’t be in this position now.

You’re just a coward.  You saw off the head of a man with his hands bound behind his back?  That makes you a subhuman barbarian, not a warrior, and not brave by any standard.  You fight like a girl.  No!  I take that back.  Even little girls have more backbone and certainly more humanity.

Were you too afraid to take on Foley mano a mano?  Couldn’t win a fair fight?

Probably not.

So, no, I’m not afraid of you anymore.  Because I see now who you are – a  coward, too afraid to use his real name, show his face or even fight like a man.  You’re only a tough guy when your opponent is too young, weak or restrained to fight back.  Without that advantage, you’ll most likely wet yourself and surrender in under ten minutes.

Americans won’t cower in fear of savages with some warped ideas about their god, and a sick lust for blood.  We simply won’t stand for it.  You can try it, but consider yourself warned.  We grandmas will be right here.  Come for our grandbabies and see how far you get.

Your choice.

-Kathy

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that 90,473,00 Americans age 16 or older are not in the labor force.  This is the highest number of unemployed since they have been collecting this data.

Our unemployment rate hovers just above 7%, but this number fails to tell the whole story.  Last month we were told that the number of unemployed dropped by 115,000.  But that’s not because they all found jobs.  It’s because the number of the overall workforce dropped by almost three times that amount.

Friend of Liberty Trail, Max, linked to an article from Byron York yesterday in his comment, and we need to look closely at it.  York tells us that more than 100 large corporations doing business in America have sent a joint letter to congressional leaders urging them to pass the immigration bill being considered.  From the article:

A new immigration law, the corporate officers say, “would be a long overdue step toward aligning our nation’s immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness.” The officials cite a publication of their trade group, the HR Policy Association, which calls for immigration reform to “address the reality that there is a global war for talent.” The way for the United States to win that war for talent, they say, is more immigration.

But York goes on to tell us about all the layoffs happening in the very same companies who are signatories of this letter.

Hewlett-Packard, whose Executive Vice President for Human Resources Tracy Keogh signed the letter, laid off 29,000 employees in 2012. In August of this year, Cisco Systems, whose Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Weslock signed the letter, announced plans to lay off 4,000 — in addition to 8,000 cut in the last two years. United Technologies, whose Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Elizabeth B. Amato signed the letter, announced layoffs of 3,000 this year. American Express, whose Chief Human Resources Officer L. Kevin Cox signed the letter, cut 5,400 jobs this year. Procter & Gamble, whose Chief Human Resources Officer Mark F. Biegger signed the letter, announced plans to cut 5,700 jobs in 2012.

Those are just a few of the layoffs at companies whose officials signed the letter. A few more: T-Mobile announced 2,250 layoffs in 2012. Archer-Daniels-Midland laid off 1,200. Texas Instruments, nearly 2,000. Cigna, 1,300. Verizon sought to cut 1,700 jobs by buyouts and layoffs. Marriott announced “hundreds” of layoffs this year. International Paper has closed plants and laid off dozens. And General Mills, in what the Minneapolis Star-Tribune called a “rare mass layoff,” laid off 850 people last year.

With a record number of Americans unemployed, big businesses are demanding that Congress import cheap labor for them.

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I fear Congress and the Obama administration are more than willing to accommodate these folks.  They preach to us about what a dangerous place the world is.  They must violate our privacy, make war in our name, and spend obscene amounts of our tax dollars to “protect” us.

All they while they still refuse to secure our borders from foreign invaders.  Our cities are overrun by violent gangs, many of whose members are here illegally.  Federal bureaucracy ties the hands of local law enforcement to do anything about it.  Our hospitals are crumbling under the cost of providing medical care for illegal aliens who cannot pay.  Many of our school districts face the same problem.  They push our welfare system to the brink.

There are the bigger dangers that come from terrorists who sneak in with the “poor farmers simply seeking a better life for their children.”  No one knows who they are, where they are or when they will strike.

And now they want our jobs too.  I’m a strong believer in capitalism, but this is not capitalism.  This is treasonous.  These big companies are ones whose donations fund the campaigns of the very politicians who will decide if cheaper payrolls trump the welfare of American citizens.

In the coming weeks as the debate on the immigration bill heats up, you’ll see and hear the usual pleas from those valedictorians and that nice kid who just wants to be a Marine.  Their stories will tug at your heart.  They are meant to.

But are you willing to trade your child’s dreams for theirs?

-Kathy

Byron York’s article.

Jerome Corsi on BLS report

Our kids or theirs?

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The morning of September 11, 2001 is still very clear in my mind.  I remember the IM from my husband.

“Turn on TV, plane crashed into World Trade Center.”

I remember talking to my Mom on the phone right after that.  She and the rest of my family still live on Long Island.  Moments after we both watched the second plane hit I asked (somewhat childishly) “Mom, what’s going on?”  This was all happening way too close to her.  I was afraid of what else might be coming.

I recall the chaos at my daughter’s school, as frantic parents searched for their kids, wanting to take them home and keep them safe.

I remember that fear, then the anger and then that pit in my stomach.  It was nausea that lasted for days and still returns quickly with the memories.

Sometime in the following days, we collectively vowed to Never Forget.  Like me, I’ll bet you haven’t.  The images of fellow Americans making the choice to leap to avoid burning to death are inerasable.  When you’ve seen something so unfathomable, it’s with you forever.

But what of those in charge?  What about our leaders?  Have they forgotten?  Sometimes it seems so.

We all know Nadal Hassan is a terrorist.  He yelled “Allah Akbar” as he murdered American soldiers.  But it’s been officially named as “workplace violence” as though he just got out of sorts because a co-worker insulted him.

It’s a year today since our Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered in an awful, violent attack by terrorists.  First our leaders lied to us and when they could no longer get away with the lie, our Secretary of State at the time, who still wants to be our president, demanded to know what difference did it make?  And although the ringleader of the guilty group has been interviewed by numerous media organizations, our FBI seems unable to find him even today.

Too often it seems our leaders put their devotion to political correctness first and our security much farther down their list of priorities.  Those who wish to kill us face an “overseas contingency” operation, while the full force of an overbearing government comes down on us. Yeah, sometimes it seems our leaders do remember it, but use it as an excuse to do things they would otherwise not get away with.

We are subjected to sexual assault at our airports by unqualified agents of the federal government, a practice which is now spreading to other public areas.  Our privacy is invaded as our government looks at any and everything it pleases – our phone records, our financial information, medical records, emails…  Unelected bureaucrats at government agencies like the IRS are charged with judging which speech is free and which needs to be restricted.  People who write opinions such as the ones I often do are matters of concern.

I’m dangerous.

All the while we’re being governed by faux pas as we find ourselves in an awkward international position over Syria’s chemical weapons.  An off-the-cuff remark by our president landed us here and an off-the-cuff remark by our new Secretary of State is what passes for brilliant diplomacy.  The Arab world is in flux, our enemies there continue to plot against us with the support of our much larger, more dangerous, traditional enemies and our leaders are scrambling to appear credible.

But you and I remember.  We haven’t forgotten.  Too many of us know someone who died that day.  It still makes me angry.  It still makes me sick to my stomach.

And as long as we don’t forget, the vile and twisted evil of that day can never win.

-Kathy

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Well, it looks like we’re going to war in Syria now.  According to official leaks, tomorrow is the big day.

Has anyone heard yet what side we’re going to be on – Hezbollah or Al Qaeda?

-Kathy

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Almost 11 months after the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, we still don’t know what happened there.  After the original cover-up that accused a You Tube video maker (who remains in jail and is the only person who has paid any price) the Obama administration has stonewalled at every turn to prevent the American public from learning the truth.

Some members of Congress continue to try to get at that truth, but it seems that no effort is spared by the administration to stand in their way.  Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has continued to investigate, in spite of all the roadblocks.  He appeared with Greta Van Susteren last night.  This is a portion of what he had to say.

We know that Gowdy and other members of Congress conducting the investigation have been prevented from interviewing the many survivors of the attack that night.  Their names have been withheld by the administration.  We have learned that those survivors have been threatened should they come forward.

Now Gowdy says they are being reassigned all over and their names are being changed.

Think about that.  Our government is going to such a length to prevent us from hearing the truth.  What are they hiding?

And what of our media?  Where are they?  Why are they not screaming from the rooftops for answers?

I guess they believe that all this is phony.

Or maybe they just think “what difference does it make?”

-Kathy

Update:  And a bit of an apology.  CNN has done some good reporting here and it should be recognized.

From Jake Tapper

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Francois Murad is a Catholic priest who was murdered in Syria last week.  With his hands tied behind his back, he was beheaded with what’s beingFrancoisMurad described as a kitchen knife.  A mob of men and boys chanted “Allahua Akbar” as Father Murad and two other men were brutally decapitated.

Many in the crowd had smartphones and used this modern technology to record the archaic,barbaric acts.  The pictures and videos are easily found online.  I won’t post any of it here.  That’ll be your own choice to view or not.

The murderers, the barbarians, are part of the group that Western news agencies and the Obama administration are referring to as “Syrian rebels.”  These are the people we are planning to support with cash, weapons and military training.

The Obama administration is also considering bringing Syrian refugees here to America.  Taking into account the current state of our immigration policy, and our government’s inability to determine friend from foe, that sends a chill down my spine.  Jihad – coming soon to a town near you!

Here’s what it looks like in Egypt right now.

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The Obama administration, with plenty of support from the old, establishment republicans, was firmly behind the Arab Spring.  Their cheerleading and support helped oust a dictator in Egypt and install a Jihadist in his place.  And the people of Egypt are out in the streets again, in bigger numbers than ever.  And Egypt is just the latest and loudest of the unrest spreading across the entire region.

Does any of this deter our leaders from continuing their meddling into the affairs of other nations that they clearly do not fully understand?

Many of the “Syrian rebels” are Al Qaida members who fought against American soldiers in Iraq.  And while we’re arming them, supporting them as they decapitate Catholic priests in the name of Allah, the Russians are arming the Syrian government.

My God, what are we doing?

-Kathy

Full story on Father Murad at The Blaze

Update 7/4/13:  It is now being reported that Father Murad is NOT one of the men decapitated last week.  We are now being told that Murad was shot (eight times) and that news reports from the chaotic region became confused.

Updated story at CNS

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I know I have been on the subject of the amnesty bill for days.  But there’s a lot at stake here and I fear our leaders are about to do something that will be very destructive to the country and which they will not be able to undo.  Today I just have some questions for the “gang of eight” that remain unaswered, some even unasked (by the media.)

How do you know we have 11 million illegals here?  Can you prove me wrong when I say it’s more likely 20 to 30 million?

You say we need to bring these people “out of the shadows.”  Well, what about those who do not come out and sign on to your plan?  Wlll you look for them?  If so, what will you do when you find them?  Why can’t you find them now?  Will you deport them?  If you don’t plan on looking for those who don’t come forward, what’s the point of all this?

What about “wet foot, dry foot?”  Will all people who come here illegally be treated the same or will we still have special classes of illegals?

We passed a law in 2006 that said you had to build a fence at the border.  Why isn’t it done yet?  Why is it part of negotiations now?  Aren’t you already reguired by law to build it?

Aren’t you bound by your oath of office to protect the nation from all invaders?  Why won’t you do it?  Why is your main function part of negotiations?  Why do American citizens have to give up anything in order to get you to do what is already your job?

You claim this law will prevent illegals from recieving federal benefits.  What about state benefits?  Is this a sleight of hand to fool us?  Do you think we’re this stupid?  Many illegals are already recieving benefits, especially those whose children have been born here.  Will you take those benefits away?  Will they be turned away from emergency rooms if they can’t pay?  Will children here illegally attend public schools?

We’re still waiting for the enforcment of our souther border that was promised to us in 1986 when we gave amnesty to the illegals here at that time.  When can we expect you to fulfill your obligation under that law?

Considering your track record, why should we believe that this time will be different and that we should trust you?

-Kathy

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In 2006 Congress voted to build 700 miles of fence along our southern border.  It’s still not built.

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) offered an amendment to the current amnesty bill that would require that at least 350 miles of the fence be completed before any illegals can be given legal status and the other 350 miles done before anyone gets citizenship.

The amendment just failed 54-39.

Do you still believe your elected leaders are interested in securing our borders?  Do you think they plan to keep their promises?

-Kathy

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Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled against the voters of Arizona, who supported a requirement that people provide proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.  They said that state law is trumped by federal law which simply requires an applicant to swear they are a citizen, but doesn’t require any proof.

There’s a lot of legal mumbo jumbo flying around about the decision, but it really boils down to the integrity of one of our most basic rights – free and fair elections.  In the current climate of government distrust, this is simply pouring fuel on the fire.

Consider all the things you do that require you to prove who you are – cash a check, get on a plane, see a doctor, borrow a library book, apply for a loan…  Yet, to register to vote, all you have to do is say you are a citizen.  No evidence is required.

But who is checking up?  Prior to the last election, my governor, Rick Scott, tried to clean up our voter rolls and he was challenged from all sides.  He’s a racist, was the claim, and simply wanted to prevent poor minorities from exercising their right to vote.

All this while the Obama administration and Congress are working diligently to provide amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, pulling their “rights” out of thin air and using that tired charge of racism against any of us who object.

Gee, if only they had the same level of interest in actual citizens who are currently on the receiving end of real abuse from the IRS, the NSA, the FBi….

Other recent news:

An eight-grader in West Virginia is in trouble for wearing an NRA  t-shirt to school.  The incident got a bit out of hand and now the young teen has been charged with obstruction and faces a year in jail.

CBS correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reported on the presidential election in Iran.  Speaking of the candidates she said they were all very conservative and “in U.S. terms it was as if all the candidates for the presidency came from the tea party.”

Hmmm, so the tea party is like radical Muslims who want to wipe Israel off the map and kill Americans?

Speaking of the tea party, they have planned a big rally for tomorrow at the Capital.  Did you know that?  It hasn’t gotten much notice in the press.  They are calling their event “Audit the IRS.”  Sounds like a great idea to me.

President Obama is planning to send arms to the rebels in Syria.  The problem with this is that the rebels are now largely controlled by Al Qaeda.  Oh, and the Russians are backing the Syrian government.  Does this mean we’re in a de facto war with the Russians?

Here’s a shocker – Project Veritas has caught phone company employees handing out Obamaphones to people who said they would be selling them to pay for designer handbags and illegal drugs.

I guess that’s enough.  I don’t know about you, but that’s about as much catching up as I can stand for now.

-Kathy

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On April 15th just after 2:30, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others.  There was much speculation about who might have set off the bombs and finally on the evening of April 18th the FBI released photos and videos of two men they believed were responsible.

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The men were referred to as simply Suspect 1 and Suspect 2.  I recall this because each time it was repeated on the news, it made me think of Dr. Seuss.

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The FBI asked for our help.  They said someone out there knows who these men are.  Please come forward and help us find them.

After the men were identified and one was killed and the other captured, more information dripped out to the public.  I was saddened to learn that one of the men, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was no stranger to our intelligence community.

We learned that Russian intelligence had alerted us to Tsarnaev and that the FBI had investigated him as recently as the summer of 2011.  They said they found nothing and stopped watching him.  Then we learned he had gone on a six month “vacation” to Chechnya early in 2012.  They said that would have raised eyebrows, but that the intelligence community had missed his return to the United States because his name was misspelled on his paperwork.

Still later, Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, contradicted that, and said Tsarnaev’s return  did “ping” the system.

Tsarnaev was killed in the early hours of April 19th in a shootout with police and later that night his brother Dzhokhar was arrested.

I am looking at all this through the filter of what we now know the NSA and FBI are up to concerning our private correspondence.  Those who support the surveillance and data mining say it’s necessary for our safety and in theory, their arguments have some merit.  But what about the practical application of all of it?

The FBI knew about Tsarnaev and had been warned by a credible source that he was dangerous.  They say they found nothing and dropped him off the radar.  Yet Napolitano admits he “pinged” the system when he returned from Chechnya.

Who interviewed and investigated Tsarnaev in 2011?  Didn’t any of them recognize him?  I’m sure the FBI passed around his picture internally before releasing it to the public.  Don’t they utilize facial recognition software?  Was he not in the system?

Had someone in the intelligence community recognized him, they most likely would have been able to apprehend him in a much safer fashion and Officer Sean Collier, who was shot by the Tsarnaev brothers hours after their pictures were released, might be alive today.

Backing up even farther, what about that “ping” when Tsarnaev returned from Chechnya?  Why didn’t anyone follow up?  Perhaps the entire incident could have been thwarted.

And what of younger brother Dzhokhar?  Why wasn’t he treated as a terrorist?  Why did a federal judge show up at his hospital bedside to read him his Miranda rights while the FBI was still questioning him?  This defies everything our government is telling us about the need to obtain information.

Look, we are in a serious battle with terrorists who wish us harm.  Our response should be serious.  We’re being asked to accept a huge invasion of our privacy and violations of our Constitutional rights.  Our government claims they must do this in order to keep us safe.

Yet look at the series of screw-ups here.  It seems to me that while our government is spending billions of our tax dollars rifling through my phone calls and emails, they are missing the real dangers that are right under their collective noses.

And just to rub a little salt in the wound, we also learned that these guys were on the public dole.  While honest American citizens were struggling to send their own kids to community college, these guys were collecting welfare to live in one of our most expensive cities and attend our best schools.

You might want to keep that in mind as you listen to lofty speeches from politicians selling the amnesty bill, promising you that none of these people will be on public assistance and it will be a decade before they can even apply for citizenship.

-Kathy

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