Attempting to Rewrite the History of September 11th

by Brigitte Gabriel of Act for America!

On May 21st, more than 13 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, the National September 11 Memorial Museum will open its doors to the public to make certain that Americans will never forget what happened that day.

Unfortunately, some are working to ensure that future generations of Americans never fully understand the attacks, which were the most deadly terrorist attacks in the history of the United States.

One of the exhibits in the museum will feature a 7-minute film called “The Rise of Al Qaeda.”

In that film, the Al Qaeda terrorists are referred to as “Islamists” who were waging “jihad” with the attacks upon America.

Those two words, “Islamists” and “Jihad” have caused a controversy, with a variety of critics calling for whitewashing the description of Al Qaeda and the attacks by sanitizing the museum commentary by removing those two words.

This would be a tragic mistake.

Despite the complaints, the use of the terms “Islamist” and “jihad” in no way suggest that all Muslims are terrorists or support violence. No serious analyst in his or her right mind would make such an assertion.

Nevertheless, in warfare the enemy’s reality becomes your reality, so it makes perfect sense to call Islamists “Islamists” and to call Jihad “Jihad.” After all, in World War II, Nazis were referred to as Nazis, because they themselves referred to themselves as such.

America’s enemies in the war on terror do NOT refer to themselves as “extremists,” “militants,” or “radicals.”

They refer to themselves as Jihadists and Jihadis.

Interestingly, critics on both sides of the issue seem to dislike the term “Islamist.” Apologists for organizations such as Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood claim that the term too closely identifies Islam with “extremism.” Many in the countershariah and counterjihad movement say that the term “Islamist” is a term concocted in the West that has no meaning in the Islamic world.

Both are wrong.

The first known use of the term “Islamist” came from the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late dictator of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism.

Khomeini said: “We are neither capitalists nor communists. We are Islamists.”

There are many different definitions listed for the term “Islamist,” but that is not the point. The point is that one of the world’s most prominent Muslim leaders coined the term to describe the revolution he led. It is entirely proper for the 9/11 museum to use the term “Islamists” to describe Al Qaeda.

The same is true for the term “jihad.” There has long been a debate about the use of the term jihad, with Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as CAIR particularly objecting to its use to describe violent warfare or terrorism.

The Muslim Brotherhood in America aims to convince Americans that Jihad only means “to struggle” or, more specifically, an internal, personal struggle.

This is only partially correct and any campaign that claims that the term Jihad only means an internal, personal struggle amounts to disinformation. The dualistic nature of Islam, in this case as it applies to the meaning of “Jihad,” is well documented both in historical Islamic doctrine and in contemporary use of the term.

And Jihad definitely does not only mean an internal, personal struggle. In fact, the most widespread meaning of the term that is of particular interest to Westerners who are threatened by Jihad does in fact entail violence.

A false and misleading statement has been attributed to the San Francisco chapter head of CAIR, Zahra Billoo:

“A common misconception of the word jihad is that it means armed struggle or holy war, and that is something that has been perpetrated by many who’ve made careers out of pushing anti-Muslim sentiment.”

Such a meaning for Jihad has nothing to do with anyone with an “anti-Muslim sentiment.” It has everything to do with Islam itself.

Let us examine definitions of Jihad from two authoritative sources.

Jihad According to the Quran

The first is the Quran itself. In this case, specifically The Noble Qu’ran, translated into English by two scholars: Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, PhD, professor of Islamic Faith and Teachings at the Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia and Dr. Muhammad Mushin Khan of the same institution. The Noble Qu’ran was published by Darussalam Publishers and Distributors, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has been catalogued by King Fahad National Library. On page 818, in a glossary accompanying the text of the Quran, The Noble Qu’ran provides the following definition of Jihad:

“Jihad: Holy fighting in the Cause of Allah or any other kind of effort to make Allah’s Word superior. Jihad is regarded as one of the fundamentals of Islam.”

Can the Quran itself be promoting “anti-Muslim sentiment” as CAIR’s Zahra Billoo asserts?

Jihad According to Shariah

Our second source is Reliance of the Traveler: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.

Reliance of the Traveler is one of the world’s most widely read manuals of Shariah law. It has been endorsed by a variety of Islamic authorities, including Al Azhar University in Cairo, IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) in Herndon, Virginia, the Fiqh Council of North America, the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Mufti of the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Imam of the Mosque of Darwish Pasha in Damascus, Syria.

These can hardly be termed as those pushing “anti-Muslim sentiment” as Billoo claims.

On page 599 of Reliance of the Traveler, readers can find the following passage:

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(O: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion…

The scriptural basis for jihad, prior to scholarly consensus is such Koranic verses as:

(1) “Fighting is prescribed for you” (Koran 2:216);
(2) “Slay them wherever you find them” (Koran 4:89);
(3) “Fight the idolators utterly” (Koran 9:36);

and such hadiths as the one related by Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:

“I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah”;

and the hadith reported by Muslim,

“To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it.”

Jihad According to Terrorists

If Jihad truly means to “struggle” and not warfare to establish the religion, how does CAIR explain the names of all these terrorist organizations?

Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Pakistan, Bangladesh, India)
Islamic Front for Armed Jihad (Algeria)
Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine (Lebanon)
Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (Israel)
Islamic Jihad Organization (Lebanon)
Islamic Jihad Union (Uzbekistan)
Jama’at al-Jihad al-Islami (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia)
Laskar Jihad (Indonesia)
United Jihad Council (India)

So, it is completely appropriate for the 9/11 museum to use the term “jihadist” and “jihad” to describe Al Qaeda terrorists and their activity.

Conclusion

We suspect that the sensitivity expressed with regard to the 9/11 museum goes way beyond the use of the terms “Islamist” and “jihad.”

The fact is, our country has never truly come to terms with the role that Islam plays in Jihadist terrorism.

It would be great if there was truly no connection whatsoever between Islam and Jihad. But the reality is Jihad is a tenet of Islam.

As previously stated, in warfare the enemy’s reality becomes your reality. It makes no difference what Americans think about the stated motivations and doctrine behind the actions of Al Qaeda. The only thing that truly matters is what the leaders and members of Al Qaeda think about why they wage warfare.

The fact of the matter is, Al Qaeda justify their actions by invoking Islam and Allah:

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate,

The General Command of the al-Qaeda Organization Statement on the Succession of Sheikh Osama Bin Laden in the al-Qaeda Organization’s Command

With hearts that are satisfied with Allah’s ordainment, and assured of Almighty Allah’s promise and His good reward, the Islamic umma, the mujahideen in the al-Qaeda Organization, and in other groups received the news of the martyrdom of the reviver imam, the jihadist immigrant Sheikh Osama Bin-Muhammad Bin Laden, may Allah rest his soul in peace. We pray to the Almighty Allah to raise his rank and to reward him, on behalf of us and the Muslim umma, with the best of rewards.

Since jihad is continuing until the Day of Resurrection … the General Command of the al-Qaeda Organization announces, after completion of consultations, that Sheikh Dr Abu-Muhammad Ayman al-Zawahiri, may Allah guide him to success, has taken over command of the group…

Statement from Al Qaeda
Announcing Zawahiri as the
New leader of Al Qaeda after
Osama Bin Laden’s death

All these sins and crimes committed by the Americans are a clear declaration of war on Allah, his messenger and Muslims.

The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies – civilians and military – is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in every country in which it is possible to do it…

We, with Allah’s help, call on every Muslim who believes in Allah and wishes to be rewarded to comply with Allah’s order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it.

Ayman al-Zawahiri
Leader of Al Qaeda

It would be a tragic mistake if the 9/11 museum was to erase the role that their Islamic faith played in the leadership and membership of Al Qaeda’s horrific actions on September 11th, 2001.

 

Oregon Taxpayers ‘Stuck’ With Bill From Failed Obamacare Website

Editorial Note: What could the Oregon tax payers do with $303 million? We will never know since another one of this administration’s financial fiascos has disappeared down the health rat hole. The following piece was posted by Newsmax TV on April 25, 2014 and written by Todd Beamon.

Republicans slammed the taxpayer waste from scrapping Oregon’s $303 million, problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange on Friday, citing it as yet another example of why the healthcare law should be repealed.

“Once again, Obamacare causes chaos and confusion for Oregonians,” Rep. Greg Walden, the state’s only GOP member of Congress, said in a statement. “Today, the same board that oversaw the colossal waste at Cover Oregon voted to throw in the towel, and taxpayers are left stuck with the bill.

“The board should explain further to the taxpayers of Oregon and the nation how exactly this massive failure happened.”

Jahan Wilcox, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said: “It’s remarkable that Cover Oregon was such a disaster that moving into the troubled HealthCare.gov is considered an improvement.”

He also referenced U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s support of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The Oregon Democrat, who has since distanced himself from the beleaguered law, is seeking re-election this fall.

“Oregonians can give themselves a real upgrade by firing Sen. Jeff Merkley, whose deciding vote for Obamacare resulted in the creation of Cover Oregon,” Wilcox said.

The board overseeing the state’s Obamacare program, Cover Oregon, on Friday accepted an advisory committee’s recommendation to ditch its troubled portal after spending months and millions of dollars on trying to get it to work. Oregon instead will use HealthCare.gov for private policies.

According to Cover Oregon officials, fixing the troubled portal would have cost $78 million and would have taken too long. Using HealthCare.gov, which has had its own share of glitches and problems since the Obamacare rollout, would cost just $4 million to $6 million.

“I don’t know that anyone in the room is excited about going down this path,” Liz Baxter, who chairs the Cover Oregon board, said in a report in The Oregonian. “But I think it’s the only option.”

In more than a dozen states that opted to create their own exchanges, Oregon’s was seen as the most dysfunctional. It was plagued by technical problems so severe that almost all the 50,000 people who signed up for insurance through the exchange did so using paper applications or with help from a professional.

Right up to the end, Oregonians were not able to use the website to sign up for coverage in one sitting.

Oregon residents instead had to use an arduous paper-online process to sign up for insurance — despite the $134 million the state paid Oracle Corp. to build the online exchange. Oregon received a monthlong enrollment-deadline extension because of the technology problems.

The state enthusiastically embraced Obamacare, and the website had been a pioneer for state marketplaces.

And even though several other states have had major problems with their Obamacare exchanges, only Oregon has voted to scrap it entirely. Maryland recently decided to adopt the technology used on Connecticut’s successful exchange.

In March, the Government Accountability Office in Washington said that it would investigate the Oregon exchange, including looking at whether the federal government can reclaim grant money given to Cover Oregon if taxpayer funds were mismanaged.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said they were working with Oregon on the next steps in the effort.

Meanwhile, an independent investigation ordered by Gov. John Kitzhaber found state managers repeatedly disregarded reports about technical problems that prevented the Cover Oregon exchange from launching when the Obamacare individual mandate took effect in October.

It also found that Oracle did a poor job in building the exchange’s technology. Five Oregon officials connected to website’s development have resigned.

Kitzhaber said communications about the portal’s troubles never reached him as the Oct. 1 launch neared. The governor said he agreed with the technology advisory committee’s recommendation to scrap the website.

State officials said they would keep the Cover Oregon website, redesigning it to direct people to HealthCare.gov. Oregon also will use the federal call center, but it will retain some customer outreach, education efforts and initial carrier management.

Because HealthCare.gov enrolls people only in private health plans, Oregonians who are declared eligible for the Medicaid program for low-income Americans will be redirected to the Oregon Health Authority.

That agency can enroll them in the Oregon Health Plan, Oregon’s version of Medicaid.

So far, about 242,000 Oregonians have enrolled in coverage through Cover Oregon. About 70,000 are in private plans, while 172,000 are enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

How the Apostles Died

My friend Denny Davis recently shared with his people this week following Easter. While our forgiveness and salvation is totally dependent on the death and resurrection of Christ, we often forget the cost of faith for the Apostles. We know that Jesus rose from the dead, ascended back to the Father, and is alive today. Here is what history records on how the Apostles died.

  1. Matthew – Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, killed by a sword wound.
  2. Mark – Died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead.
  3. Luke – Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.
  4. John – Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered from death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey. He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.
  5. Peter – He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
  6. James – The leader of the church in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast *pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.
    * This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
  7. James the Great – Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
  8. Bartholomew, also known as Nathaniel – Was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
  9. Andrew – He was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: “I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.” He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.
  10. Thomas – Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
  11. Jude – Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
  12. Matthias – The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
  13. Paul – Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.

Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles and disciples during their times for the sake of the Faith. Jesus had told them, “You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 10:22

A thought to live by: Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God WILL!

7 Common Careers Christians May No Longer Hold in America

For years Michael Brown sounded the alarm about an impending social, cultural and spiritual crisis, and for years critics have compared him to Chicken Little, discounting his warnings as the ravings of a hysterical, religious fundamentalist. Well, it’s a little late for that now.

Ten years ago, he charted this progression and made this prediction:

  • First, gay activists came out of the closet.
  • Second, they demanded their “rights.”
  • Third, they demanded that everyone recognize those “rights.”
  • Fourth, they want to strip away the rights of those who oppose them.
  • Fifth, they want to put those who oppose their “rights” into the closet.
  • From here on, embracing diversity refers to embracing all kinds of sexual orientation, (homo)sexual expression and gender identification but rejects every kind of religious or moral conviction that does not embrace these orientations, expressions and identifications.
  • From here on, hate refers to any attitude, thought or word that differs with the gay agenda, while gays are virtually exempt from the charge of hate speech—no matter how vile and incendiary the rhetoric—since they are always the (perceived) victims and never the victimizers.
  • Children in elementary schools will be exposed to the rightness and complete normality of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender expression, and opposing views will be branded as dangerous and homophobic, to be silenced and excluded from the classroom.

Initially, Brown was met with scorn and derision: “No one wants to put you in the closet!”

The last few years, the tone has changed to “Bigots like you belong in the closet!”

Brown states, “I hate to say it, but I told you so.”

What first appeared to be the LGBT seeking rights within the culture, is now a very successful effort to change the culture and laws. If you oppose their views your rights have completely removed and supported by law.

Many Christians choose self-employed careers because they want to be able to run their business according to the dictates of their faith and conscience.

That list is quickly shrinking as homosexuals pro-actively seek opportunities to wreck the personal business and career of any Christian who declines to support the gay lifestyle.

Don’t be fooled. This is a focused effort to ostracize and humiliate faith-based businesses and their owners. Here are a few recent examples:

  • Photography – A Christian photographer in New Mexico was fined $6700 for politely declining to photograph a lesbian commitment ceremony. The Supreme Court allowed this fine to stand.
  • Baker – A Christian baker in Oregon is facing both civil and criminal penalties, including jail time, for politely declining to bake a cake for a gay wedding ceremony. Her business has closed.
  • FloristBaronelle Stutzman, a Christian florist in Washington, is being sued by the state attorney general for politely declining to prepare an arrangement for a gay wedding ceremony.
  • Broadcasting – Craig James was fired by Fox Sports Southwest after only one day on the job for expressing his support for natural marriage while he was a candidate for the United States Senate.
  • Counseling – Jennifer Keeton was dismissed from the counseling program at Augusta State University for her religious reservations about the homosexual lifestyle.
  • Innkeeping – The Wildflower Inn in Vermont was fined $30,000 and forced to shut down its wedding reception business after politely declining to host a lesbian ceremony.
  • Teaching – Ms. Gillian John-Charles was kicked out of a doctoral program in education at Roosevelt University for expressing in class her belief that homosexuals aren’t born gay.

What you can do about it…iphone_app

There are a number of available resources for information that enables you to quickly and effectively engage our culture when individuals come under attack from homosexual aggression because of their convictions. This is not about denying rights to homosexuals. It is about the LGBT denying rights to others who do not share their views and lifestyle

AFA provides an app for both the iPhone/Pad and Android devices. With these AFA Action Alert apps, you will get their alerts and be able to take whatever action you feel appropriate.

You can join us now by downloading the AFA Action Alert App on your handheld or mobile device.

Look Who’s New In The White House!

These truths are painful, but the truth needs to be told – our future depends on it –I will pass this on.

Look who’s new in the white house….
God help us!!!
Why don’t we see this in the news anywhere???
KEEP PRAYING!!
Makes US citizens literally SICK!
BUT REMEMBER WHO THE
COMMANDER AND CHIEF
THINKS HE REALLY IS….(God Almighty)
WE MUST NOT – DARE NOT LOSE HOPE!

ATT1

Look who’s new in the white house!
Arif Alikhan
– Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mohammed Elibiary
– Homeland Security Adviser
Rashad Hussain
– Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference(OIC)
Salam al-Marayati
– Obama Adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is its current executive director
Imam Mohamed Magid
– Obama’s Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of North America
Eboo Patel
– Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships
This is flat-out scary!!!

ATT2The foxes are now officially living in the hen house…

Now ask me why I am very concerned!!!
Do you feel OK with this???

How can this happen, and when will we wake up???
We remain quiet while our country is being fundamentally and drastically changed!!!
(Just like Obama promised ………BEFORE he was elected )

This has already started in AUSTRALIA.
NOT CONCERNED?

“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under GOD,
then we will be a nation gone under.”
Ronald Reagan

Editorial Note: We know this president and his administration has lied about any and everything in order to advance his agenda. Based upon those he surrounds himself with, is it illegitimate to seriously question his claim to be a Christian? What does it take for America to walk up?

Virgina General Assembly’s Commendation of 9/11 Mosque

by Lisa Piraneo,Director of Government Relations

As we informed you last month, the Virginia General Assembly shockingly passed a resolution commending the Falls Church Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center – an organization that has a long history of ties to multiple known and convicted terrorists – including the perpetrators of 9/11.

Since the vote was tallied by “voice” – which means legislators simply say “aye” or “nay” en masse when the vote is called – there is no official notation of how each legislator voted on the resolution – no matter what he or she may tell their angry constituents after the fact.

The response by ACT! for America’s membership was swift and severe. Thank you for taking action.

Over the course of 24 hours, 28,000 e-mails were sent to the 8 members of the House and Senate leadership. These individuals were targeted as they were ultimately responsible for allowing the vote on the resolution to go forward.

In addition, I travelled to Richmond to hand deliver an ACT! for America Open Letter, signed by 1,000 Virginians, in opposition to the passage of the resolution.

The uproar by ACT! for America’s grassroots members has been a wake-up call to Virginia officials and politicians. Whereas many had been previously unaware and unwelcome to efforts to educate them on important national security issues, your actions have caused a large chunk of Virginia legislators (including leadership) to start seeing the light. For example:

  • Members of leadership have indicated an interest in becoming more educated about Dar Al-Hijrah and the insidious characters that have darkened the Islamic Center’s doorway, as well as about other threats, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • House of Delegates Republican Caucus Chair, Tim Hugo, stated, “in hindsight, it is clear that the House should have handled HJ 484 differently,” adding that the bill “should not have been brought forward for a vote by our chamber, nor should Dar Al-Hijrah have been awarded a commendation by the Virginia General Assembly. I, as a member of House leadership, deeply regret that this resolution passed.”
  • Delegate Hugo has also assured ACT! for America that House leadership is discussing changes to the current procedures for commending resolutions. I will continue to stay in touch with them about this, so I can report back to you when the policy modifications are made.
  • Shortly after ACT! for America’s powerful response to the commendation resolution, Alphonso Lopez, the sponsor of the resolution, decided to drop his candidacy for Virginia’s 8th congressional district race.
  • There has been a marked increase in the interest of becoming educated about radical Islam’s threat to our national security – not only by existing Virginia legislators, but Virginia candidates as well. I see this as very important, because education is the best first step toward deterrence (especially when an already educated constituency is watching).

In the end, the Virginia legislature knows that ACT! for America is watching what they do and that we will hold them accountable.

Again, thank you for takiong action, Together, we ARE making a difference.

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT!

The State of California -Tesla and a Lithium Plant at Salton Sea?

Neil Mahony, Cathedral City recently wrote a very excellent response to an article written by K Kaufmann, April 12, 2014 in the Desert Sun, Palm Springs. See if you agree.

“I wouldn’t bet the farm on this. Tesla had asked for proposals from four states to build its new lithium battery plant to supply the manufacturing plant in the Bay Area. California was not included.

I wonder why:
Well, California with our “one-party ” fueled and sustained by the unions, is the answer.

Look at the facts:

  • CEOs rate California as the worst state to do business.
  • One person in 10 is here illegally.
  • Second worst income tax state in the country
  • Highest sales tax in the nation and one of the lowest bond ratings.
  • The only body in the world to instigate “cap-and-trade” that will have a stable financial cost to businesses and have no effect on global warming.
  • Small businesses failed at the highest rate in the nation.
  • More than 10,000 manufacturing facilities were built-in the U.S. Only 177 were in California.
  • For industrial use, California electricity is 59.8 percent higher than the national average, as of 2011.
  • California’s 2012 Business Ta Climate ranks third-worst in the nation – behind New Jersey and New York.

My  is Tesla may mine the lithium here but build the batteries in Arizona, Just keep supporting “one party rulel.” You deserve what you get.”

Democrate Says She Is Not A Victim

When the current administration seeks to

not_victim-300x180divide America by a devious plan not known to man, just this week the President and his attorney General, Eric Holder now wants us to understand that the mounting opposition against both of them is caused by their color. It simply hasn’t occurred to them that color has nothing to do with their submarine ratings in the polls. Could it possibly be their failed policies?

Again true to form Obama Is trying to create an issue that is nonexistent. He would like for America to understand there is this huge gap between what women and men make for the same job.The following is a Democrat lady who takes an exception to her president.

“She gave a dramatic eye-roll in reaction to all of the fuss that Democrats and the president attempted to create over equal pay for women last week.

A Democrat herself, she said she has carved out a decent, comfortable life for her family over the years as a waitress at a local restaurant.

“I am in many ways my own boss,” she explained. “It is up to me to get the order right, treat people well, and use my personal skills to increase my wages.”

And she is “sick and tired of my party treating me like a victim. This is not 1970, and it’s insulting.”

Then she elbowed the waiter standing beside her, who joked that, despite being younger, he has to work twice as hard to keep up with her earnings.

This woman’s frustration with Democrats comes from social and traditional media flooded with tweets, emails and news reports, and from the president himself, all pushing the message that he will protect women from evil Republicans who want to keep her gender from its rightful earning power.

The president, she said, “is trying to create a wedge issue when there isn’t one. Why can’t he focus on things people are really concerned about, like bringing back lost jobs, a tangible thing that has affected housing, communities, tax bases and schools?”

Last Tuesday, President Obama signed an executive order encouraging federal contractors to pay men and women the same amount of money for the same amount of work.

He claimed that women earn 77 cents to every dollar earned by men — a very broad statement and, in many ways, false, according to a Labor Department analysis showing that when you factor in job experience, education and hours worked, the difference in median wages between men and women shrinks to 5 to 7 cents on the dollar.

White House officials had no problem using that same Labor Department analysis to explain away their own 88-cent wage gap between female and male staffers. But they failed to mention it once in all of their press releases, or in Obama’s speech.

Instead, the president scolded: “This isn’t just about treating women fairly. This is about Republicans seemingly opposing any efforts to even the playing field for working families. I don’t know why you would resist the idea that women should be paid the same as men and then deny that that’s not always happening out there.”

The White House took that a step further, suggesting that only women should ask White House press secretary Jay Carney about gender equality, as if only women can cover gender issues. White House communications person Jennifer Palmieri tweeted that “6 of the 7 news organizations sent men to ask the press secretary about the problem of gender pay equity.”

Apparently she didn’t notice that White House spokesman Carney is a man. According to her line of thinking, if only women should ask questions about gender issues, then only a woman should answer them.

Who in the real world thinks this way?

Barack Obama has divided this country since the beginning of his presidency. He has not been transformative; instead, he has indulged one special-interest group after another — women in this case, but also blacks, young people, the lesbian-gay-transgender community and Hispanics in earlier instances.

He has governed by sliced-and-diced division, fear, secrecy and resentment, all accented with toothless executive orders used as political weapons.

This is definitely not the transparent and compassionate administration that he promised.

Maybe this is what happens when you over-promise, or maybe this is who Barack Obama is.

Or maybe this is what you do as president when you face an even more crushing defeat in your second midterm election cycle than you did in your first.

Women typically vote for Democrats. So I guess this is the time to try to manipulate my gender with false information, to get them to do what you want in the next election.

But at least one woman isn’t falling for it again. She is busy out-hustling her male counterparts at a local restaurant because, as she said, “I have plans for a comfortable retirement.”

Salena Zito covers politics for Trib Total Media.