Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 31, 2015

Complete Classic Movie: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo. A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.


Real Genius – Jerry’s House of Popcorn

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown


Hal Ketchum – Small Town Saturday Night

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” William Shakespeare


Latinos Revolt Against Illegal Aliens: “They Don’t Want To Be Americans”

Norman: “Latin America is a broken system. Why? Because it’s the same system that Obama is running to, it’s not what you can do for your country it’s what your country can give me. So you know what happens in Latin America every government system runs on that platform: ‘We’re going to give you this, you’re going to get this for free, and you’re going to get that.’ […] The masses flock behind these fake leaders, and that’s what the Democratic Party is running to, they learned that from Latin America. And that’s why they need more Latinos here because they follow that [model].”

“I have a problem with illegal immigrants because they are taking food off of our table… when they can work for half the price… They are basically hurting everybody.”

“Telemundo demonizes whites […] They send a very ugly message to Latinos, making them feel like they’re entitled [to be here], and that, [they] don’t have to learn the language.”

“Most Latinos, the new people, the newcomers, don’t feel American. And I don’t see any interest [from them] to become American.”

Who said this? Laura Ingraham? Steve King? Sarah Palin? Nope. These were the words of legal Hispanic immigrants revolting against the bipartisan push for immigration amnesty. Immediately following an interview in which amnesty activist Matt Barreto told Ingraham that conservatives are damaging the GOP brand by adopting “xenophobic” and “anti-immigrant” messaging on immigration, Ingraham received calls from Hispanic immigrants– outraged by the left’s plan to assault their wages with cheap foreign workers, who have no interest in assimilating into American culture. They also criticized Telemundo and Univision for “demonizing whites” and sending “an ugly message” of entitlement to the illegal community. One even went so far as to complain that Obama is turning America into the third world country from which the caller fled.

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Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Arizona Territory’s unique tie to the nation’s badge of courage.

About 1980, a planchet was discovered near the Arizona community of Wheatfields, just a few miles north of Miami, about 40 miles east of the old San Carlos reservation.

Upon further inspection of the metal portion of the decoration, one could see it was a Medal of Honor. This priceless medal was lying in the midst of a few flat rocks, forming a square and covered by a bit of earth. Who placed it there, and why did that person do so? We may never know, just as we may never resolve the intriguing story of the man who earned it: Chiquito.

Roughly a decade before Chiquito earned his medal during the 1872-73 campaign in the Tonto Basin, the Arizona Territory became the initial link to the nation’s highest decoration for valor. Although the American Civil War gave birth to the Medal of Honor, the earliest action revered with the medal was a fire fight in what became Arizona Territory. The soldier who received it was an unlikely martial hero.

Bernard John Irwin received his MD at New York Medical College. Soon after graduation, he signed on as a military surgeon. By early 1861, he had been practicing for four years in the Southwest, when word came that troops near Apache Pass were surrounded by Indians. With only 14 men, Irwin led a rescue party eastward from Fort Buchanan to link up with besieged troops under Lt. George Bascom.

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Dennis Michael Lynch: The presidency and a decaying America (Video)

A dream to some, a nightmare to others. Traveling America and watching the third world grow.


Complete Classic Movie: The War Wagon (1967)

John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Bruce Dern star in this classic Western about an ex-con who joins forces with a hired gun to steal gold from the corrupt tycoon who double-crossed them both.


Should Jews Have To Pay Reparations for Slavery?

Looking Back 150 Years, Jewish Record Far From Admirable.

The 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States — Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment in late January 1865 — comes at an fraught moment in the history of race relations. Considering that black men are being killed by police at the same rate as they were lynched in the era of Jim Crow, it can be depressing to reflect on how many promises of 1865, not to mention 1776, have not yet been fulfilled. But it can also be edifying to probe into some of the lesser-known aspects of the story of how the emancipation of slaves was finally accomplished. The history of the abolitionist movement is of more than antiquarian interest: it should serve to inspire us to finish the job today.

Nobody can argue that the balance of the Jewish record on the question of American slavery and the Civil War is anything but regrettable. If the career of Confederate Secretary of War Judah P. Benjamin were not enough, the overwhelming complacency of the antebellum Jewish community, even in the North, provides a record sufficiently embarrassing to warrant official acknowledgement — even, perhaps, reparation.

But there were American Jews before the war who risked everything to fight the South’s “peculiar institution.” Familiar with the story of Exodus, they knew it was not actually all that peculiar. Now, 150 years after the end of slavery, when the unfinished work of emancipation and Reconstruction is announced daily in the headlines, it is worth lighting a yahrtzeit candle to those Jews who found in Judaism the imperative to line up, every time, with the oppressed. Before Selma, before socialism, the Jewish abolitionists were the first to map that once-fertile, now neglected terrain: the intersection of the identities of radical, American and Jew.

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Rep. Hice Offers Bill to End Chain Migration

“Chain migration categories multiply every mistake made in the immigration system and ultimately are responsible for more than half of all immigration,” NumbersUSA President and CEO Roy Beck said. “And they cause much of illegal immigration by enticing millions of foreign citizens to believe that they eventually have a right to come to the U.S. so why not just come illegally and wait for their time.”

Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., has introduced H.R. 604, a bill that would eliminate the extended family visa categories (e.g., married sons and daughters of citizens, etc.), thus ending “chain migration” as recommended by the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1997. Current immigration law allows U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to sponsor non-nuclear, adult family members, creating an endless chain of mass legal immigration.

H.R. 604, which is one of NumbersUSA’s top legislative priorities, would reduce the annual issuance of family-sponsored visas by more than 100,000. The impact of the bill would be felt immediately and grow over time as it reduces future immigration numbers.

“Chain migration categories multiply every mistake made in the immigration system and ultimately are responsible for more than half of all immigration,” NumbersUSA President and CEO Roy Beck said. “And they cause much of illegal immigration by enticing millions of foreign citizens to believe that they eventually have a right to come to the U.S. so why not just come illegally and wait for their time.”

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Venezuelan Security Head Defects, Blows Whistle On Regime

Salazar also says that Cabello is the head of an international drug cartel that includes other leading members of Venezuela’s Socialist Party, and that receives assistance from Cuba’s Communist government.

Leamsy Salazar was the head of security for Hugo Chavez and, after Chavez’s death, for Diosdado Cabello, the leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly and second-in-command of the Socialist Party. Salazar has defected to the United States and unleashed some explosive allegations against his former bosses.

Salazar says that Hugo Chavez died in December 2012, not March 2013 as was claimed by his successor, Nicolás Maduro. Salazar says that Maduro and his cronies covered up Chavez’s death for three months so they could sign decrees under his name. Latin American politics has the reputation of being surreal, but maybe this represents, rather, the around-the-bend craziness of a socialist state. Think North Korea.

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