‘To his Excellency General Washington’ By Phillis Wheatley



Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish and the first American woman to try to support herself through her writing.

After learning to speak, read, and write English with remarkable ease, Phillis Wheatley began to compose poetry, and the verse that made her reputation was an elegy for George Whitefield, a Methodist minister whom Phillis Wheatley had seen preach in Boston shortly before his death in 1770.

Her elegy, reprinted throughout the colonies and in London, earned her international fame.

As a female African American poet, she captured much attention, and her only published volume, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, appeared in 1773 with a foreword attesting to her talent signed by eighteen prominent Bostonian men and a portrait of the author sitting at her writing table with a pen in hand.

Regarding slavery, she wrote in a letter in 1774 that “in every human breast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance.”

She supported the American Revolution and admired political figures such as George Washington, with whom she corresponded.

Glenn Beck continued his “Founders Friday” series, this time with “Women of the American Revolution.”



A question from the audience came about Phillis Wheatley, who had been enslaved when she was 8 years old but was purchased by a Boston family and made a part of their family.  She wrote a poem called “To his Excellency General Washington,” and Washington invited her to his home as thanks for the poem.

Unfortunately the revisionists have fairly successfully darkened the reputation not only of the men of the revolution, but the women as well, replacing them with “heroes” like the racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

It’s time we pushed ourselves away from the foul table of revisionism and came to terms with our American history–both the great successes and the failures.  Because for all our failures, ours is still the most noble, inspiring history in all the world.


To His Excellency, General Washington

By Phillis Wheatley

Celestial choir! enthron’d in realms of light,
Columbia’s scenes of glorious toils I write.
While freedom’s cause her anxious breast alarms,
She flashes dreadful in refulgent arms.
See mother earth her offspring’s fate bemoan,
And nations gaze at scenes before unknown!
See the bright beams of heaven’s revolving light
Involved in sorrows and veil of night!

The goddess comes, she moves divinely fair,
Olive and laurel bind her golden hair:
Wherever shines this native of the skies,
Unnumber’d charms and recent graces rise.

Muse! bow propitious while my pen relates
How pour her armies through a thousand gates,
As when Eolus heaven’s fair face deforms,
Enwrapp’d in tempest and a night of storms;
Astonish’d ocean feels the wild uproar,
The refluent surges beat the sounding shore;
Or thick as leaves in Autumn’s golden reign,
Such, and so many, moves the warrior’s train.
In bright array they seek the work of war,
Where high unfurl’d the ensign waves in air.
Shall I to Washington their praise recite?
Enough thou know’st them in the fields of fight.
Thee, first in peace and honours,—we demand
The grace and glory of thy martial band.
Fam’d for thy valour, for thy virtues more,
Hear every tongue thy guardian aid implore!

One century scarce perform’d its destined round,
When Gallic powers Columbia’s fury found;
And so may you, whoever dares disgrace
The land of freedom’s heaven-defended race!
Fix’d are the eyes of nations on the scales,
For in their hopes Columbia’s arm prevails.
Anon Britannia droops the pensive head,
While round increase the rising hills of dead.
Ah! cruel blindness to Columbia’s state!
Lament thy thirst of boundless power too late.

Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side,
Thy ev’ry action let the goddess guide.
A crown, a mansion, and a throne that shine,
With gold unfading, WASHINGTON! be thine.

Drawing of Nancy Ward by George Catlin

Nancy Ward: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee

Nanye-hi (ᎾᏅᏰᎯ: “One who goes about”), known in English as Nancy Ward (c. 1738–1822 or 1824) was a ghigau, or beloved woman of the Cherokee nation, which meant that she was allowed to sit in councils and to make decisions, along with the other Beloved Women, on pardons. She believed in peaceful coexistence with white people.

Nancy Ward and the Revolutionary War

During the Revolutionary War, the Cherokees were divided on the issues of helping the British and whether force should be used to expel American settlers on Cherokee land. Nancy’s cousin, Dragging Canoe, the son of Attakullaculla, wanted to side with the British against the white settlers. Ward, however, spoke up in favor of supporting the American settlers.

In May 1775, a delegation of Shawnee, Delaware, and Mohawk emissaries traveled south to help the British win the support of the Cherokees and other tribes. That July, the Chickamauga Cherokee band of the Tennessee River Valley led by Dragging Canoe began attacking white settlements and forts in the Appalachians and in isolated areas of Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. In retaliation, state militias destroyed Cherokee villages and crops. By 1777, the militias would force the Cherokee to give up some of their land.

In July 1776, Ward warned white settlers on the Holston River and on the Virginia border that the Cherokees were planning an attack. Later, she saved the life of a captured white woman who was about to be executed. The white woman’s husband was William Bean, reportedly a friend of Daniel Boone and a captain in the colonial militia. Ward and Mrs. Bean developed a friendship during the time that Mrs. Bean remained with the Cherokees, and Ward learned about dairy farming from her. Apparently out of gratitude, Ward’s village was spared from being razed when the frontier militia made its way through Cherokee lands.

Meanwhile, Dragging Canoe and his band continued to attack American settlements with arms supplied by the British. Finally, in 1778, Colonel Evan Shelby and 600 men invaded Dragging Canoe’s territory. The result was that Cherokee resistance from that point forward was limited to minor conflict.

In 1780, Ward provided American soldiers with advanced warning of a another Cherokee attack, and tried to prevent retribution against the Cherokees by the whites. According to Felton, Ward even arranged to have a herd of her own cattle sent to the hungry militia. Nevertheless, the North Carolina militia would again invade Cherokee territory, destroying villages and demanding further land cessions. In the ensuing battle, which Ward had tried in vain to stop, she and her family were captured by the Americans; she was eventually released and allowed to return to her home in Chota.

In July 1781, Ward helped negotiate a peace treaty between the Cherokees and the Americans. The signing of the treaty freed the Americans to move a detachment of troops to fight with George Washington’s army against the British General Cornwallis in the final battle of the American Revolution.

He said, “What’s the matter Brother Wolf? Can I help you?” wa-ya cried, “I can’t open my eyes. Oh, please help me to see again.” U-wo-di-ge tsi-s-qua said, “I’m just a little brown bird but I will help you if I can.” Wa-ya said, ” u-wo-di-ge tsi-s-qua, if you can help me to see again, I will take you to a magic rock that oozes red paint. We will paint your feathers gi-ga-ge.”

Citico Creek & Tanasi

The Monument reads:

“The site of the former town of Tanasi, now underwater, is located about 300 yards west of this marker.

Tanasi attained political prominence in 1721 when its civil chief was elected the first ‘Emperor of the Cherokee Nation’.

About the same time, the town name was also applied to the river on which it was located.

During the mid-18th century Tanasi became overshadowed and eventually absorbed by the adjacent town of Chota which was to the immediate north.

The first recorded spelling of Tennessee as it is today occurred on LT. Henry Timberlake’s map of 1762.

In 1796, the name Tennessee was selected from among several as most appropriate for the nation’s 16th state.

Therefore, symbolized by this monument, those who reside in this beautiful state are forever linked to the Cherokee heritage.”

42 Responses to “‘To his Excellency General Washington’ By Phillis Wheatley”

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  7. rosettasister Says:

    Steele [Rich Lowry]


    I’ve been a little out of touch today and haven’t been able to check around much about this, but it seems doubtful that he’ll resign or that the RNC will force him out.

    I could be wrong, but I’m guessing he’s there until 2011, when he won’t be re-elected.

    Steele is an infectiously likable guy in person, but his chairmanship has been bizarre at best.


    Steele’s remarks at a fund-raiser on Thursday

    Steele told the audience in Noank, Conn., that Afghanistan “was a war of Obama’s choosing” and this:

    “Well, if he’s such a student of history, has he not understood that, you know, that the one thing you don’t do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan?

    All right?

    Because everyone who has tried over a thousand years of history has failed.”


    “a war of Obama’s choosing”

    What really troubles me about Steele’s remarks is this is exactly what Bush’s critics said about the war in Iraq.

    They said “Bush’s War” was unjust and unnecessary. IMO it was both just AND necessary.

    I’m paraphrasing but Bush replied that no one CHOOSES war.

    Including Obama.

    Both Bush AND Obama hate war.

    It would appear that Rich Lowry is no fan of Steele, still I hope he’s right in his assessment that Steele stay in his position.

    BTW, who cares what Liz Cheney thinks Steele should do?!

  8. rosettasister Says:


    To: daisy mae for the usa

    Well, I was kind of late to the thread, being on the west coast and all.

    I’ve become very intolerant of people saying stuff like “questioning 0thugga’s eligibility is a waste of time/technicality/we shouldn’t investigate because the cities would burn/nothing will come of it/it’s a secret Dem plot and they’ll spring the truth on “us” soon and make “us” look like fools” etc.

    Any real conservative who thinks it’s a waste of time doesn’t waste their time on these threads, it’s that simple.

    171 posted on 07/02/2010 10:00:00 PM PDT by little jeremiah

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    To: little jeremiah

    Yes. I agree. In the beginning of all this I thought it couldn’t possibly be true. But now, after studying all the info out there I cannot believe he is a natural born citizen and I am really upset about it.

    172 posted on 07/02/2010 10:08:27 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa

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    To: little jeremiah


    Any time you hear someone say that, you know they are an Obot!

    Add Governor Lingle to that category:

    184 posted on 07/03/2010 10:40:16 AM PDT by Polarik

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    To: Polarik

    The choices are:

    1. Paid hireling
    2. Hard core volunteer leftists and supporters of 0thugga
    3. Threatened
    4. Blackmailed
    5. Scared gutless wonders who want to keep their jobs and pensions and are cowards who won’t rock the boat – perhaps Lingle is in that category.

    So many various PTB have such sick skeletons in their closets of immoral sexual doings, criminal acts etc that they are most of them pathetically easy to threaten and blackmail, I have no doubt about that.

    There is no other alternative for the various enablers.

    186 posted on 07/03/2010 11:30:36 AM PDT by little jeremiah

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    Well, I dunno about that.

    But …

    I do recall Phil Berg saying something to that effect.

    Berg was a Hillary supporter and believes Obama ineligible.

    He suggested that since Obama has so much to hide, that he was vulnerable to blackmail.

    It’s possible, I guess.

    But pure speculation.

  9. rosettasister Says:


    To: speciallybland

    I asked her “flat out” whether she believed Barack Obama was born somewhere other than Hawaii, and she replied, “No. Is that flat-out enough for you?”

    That is precisely how all Repub candidates should answer that question.

    But don’t be a birther basher. That would be a mistake.

    If pressed, just say as far as you know Obama is eligible but Americans have the right to ask any question they wish.

    34 posted on Saturday, July 03, 2010 2:12:57 PM by rosettasister

  10. rosettasister Says:

    Who is Don Draper?

    Don Draper 01. Jul, 2010 at 7:14 am

    I’m a helper. I like to help people. Start working on your talking points now, Obots.

    Stanley Ann Dunham-Soetoro obtained a US Passport, moved to Indonesia, returned her passport to a Consular Affairs Officer in Indonesia and never held a US Passport after that.

    Other President’s mothers who have done similar things are ….


    Found at ObamaConspiracy

  11. rosettasister Says:

    Don Draper 01. Jul, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    ellid: And Don Draper’s little unproven rant proves what?One cannot renounce citizenship on behalf of a minor child.Period.The President was and still is a natural born citizen.


    Anyone can renounce their US Citizenship. Signing an Oath of Renoucement is merely a request for the US Sec of State to issue a Certificate of Loss of Nationality.

    Asking a renunciant to return their US Passport to the CA officer is one way to determine if the renunciant is willing and determined to forfeit their US Citizenship. The issuance of a Certificate of Loss of Nationality is entirely discretionary by the US Sec of State.

    And he can’t be a Natural born citizen if he’s naturalized after a Certificate of Loss of Nationality has been issued. Period. Done. Write it down. Memorize it. Print it, paste it on the wall.

  12. rosettasister Says:


    To: SvenMagnussen

    I was thinking that a minor couldn’t renounce. (Previous threads.) It would have to be confirmed as an adult.

    4 posted on 04/27/2010 7:17:13 AM PDT by Genoa

    To: Genoa

    The Foreign Affairs Manual has some great information in it.

    Check out this link for information on a minor renouncing his citizenship …

    Click to access 120538.pdf


    42 posted on 04/27/2010 9:00:27 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen

  13. rosettasister Says:

    So Don is Sven is Dan, etcetera?

    I did try to get a comprehensive “Sven list” and came up with:

    ◦Dan Draper
    ◦Det. Cliff Hanger
    ◦Dick Whitman
    ◦Sven Magnussen

    Who cares? A lot of people who comment on blogs use more than one name. Including me.

  14. rosettasister Says:

    But I would be interested to know if what “Sven” posts is accurate.

  15. rosettasister Says:

    “Sven” Again

    Well, I have found some pretty far out there comments attributed to Sven. I mean, they can’t all be true, can they?

    Like conspiracy theories in general, there is so much disinformation out there about Obama’s ineligibility, I honestly don’t know what to believe.

    Many Americans are deeply concerned about Obama’s big government policies and are committed to curbing his power.

    Probably a very small percentage of these are paying any attention at all to the eligibility issue.

    And the ones that do are probably turned off by some of the more “bizarre” theories.

    Having said all that, truth is stranger than fiction.

    All that really matters is what can prevail in a court of law.

    As for the court of public opinion, the jury’s still out on that one.



    SvenMagnussen 17. Jun, 2010 at 6:30 am  

    Madelyn IS the a of Barack Hussein Obama II and Stanley Ann Dunham is the sister of BHO II.

    Madelyn filed the registration document with the registrar’s office.



    To: 2ndDivisionVet

    I believe Barack was born on Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI.

    Also, I believe Barack was adopted by Lolo Soetoro and he changed his name to Barry Soetoro. To remain in Indonesia, Barry had to be issued a Certificate of Nationality by the US State Department to obtain Indonesian Nationality.

    Indonesia would not have allowed Barry Soetoro to remain in-country for the long term if he hadn’t renounced his US citizenship to become an Indonesian National.

    After his return to Hawaii, BO Sr. objected to the Soetoro adoption and it was dissolved. Barry changed his name back to Barack Obama and incorrectly assumed his US citizenship was restored.

    The only was his US citizenship would be restored would have been for him to appear before a US consulate, apply to rescind renunciation of citizenship and take an oath of allegiance.

    11 posted on 05/06/2010 12:05:56 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen



    To: 2ndDivisionVet


    He was adopted by Lolo Soetoro, Indonesian National. After Lolo, Stanley Ann and Barry Soetoro moved to Indonesia, he requested and received a Certificate of Loss of Nationality (CLN) from the Dept of State. A certified copy of Barry Soetoro’s CLN is on file with the FBI, DHS (USCIS) and IRS.

    The reason he hasn’t been exposed is because he is denying he was adopted and claims to never have been “a person named Barry Soetoro.”

    The key to exposing Barack is by unsealing his adoption records and not his birth certificate. Once the adoption record is exposed, the CLN can be exposed.

    29 posted on 06/01/2010 2:05:09 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen



    To: Smokeyblue

    Barack’s mother was not able to earn enough money working in Indonesia to support Barack in Hawaii, so Barack’s grandmother assumed guardianship of Barack and requested Aid for Families with Dependent Children.

    In 1975, the Federal law was amended and required all recipients of AFDC administered through the various states to obtain a SSN through the Social Security Administration.

    As an Indonesian National refugee, Barack’s American Resettlement Organization (ARO), located in Connecticut, used Barack’s I-94 to apply to SSA on Barack’s behalf for a SSN. Thus, the reason Barack’s SSN begins with 042, the three digits indicating a Connecicut return address.

    19 posted on 06/03/2010 11:57:32 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen



    To: Gay State Conservative

    “If the CiC is deemed to be occupying the office of POTUS unconstitutionally then one could reasonably believe that *all* orders issued by the military are illegal/invalid.”

    The de facto officer doctrine applies to those who accept the Usurper as their CiC. Consequently, all orders expressed or axiomatically derived from the CiC are valid and legal for those who do not object to an ineligible officer giving those orders.

    The difference for Lakin is that he objected, expressed doubt the CiC was eligible and sought confirmation. This is difficult because there is no formal procedure for notifying the CiC you object and demand confirmation of eligibility. Long story … short, the de facto officer doctrine does not apply to Lakin because he complained the CiC was ineligible when he was sworn in. The de facto officer doctrine applies to all other military personnel who did not object to the credentials of the CiC.

    63 posted on 06/11/2010 12:47:06 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen

  16. rosettasister Says:

    June 30, 2010

    Niall Ferguson, Author of Ascent Of Money & High Financier says Paul Krugman’s idea that more spending will help the US economy is ‘nuts’.

  17. rosettasister Says:

    July 2, 2010

    America’s Battle for Economic Independence

    Heavy foreign investment signals a vote of confidence, not a loss of autonomy, as the U.S. celebrates the 4th of July


    “How Empires Decline”

    Taken altogether, a growing number of commentators foresee an empire in decline, brought down by too much debt, too much consumption, and too little production.

    “This is how empires decline,” writes Harvard University historian Niall Ferguson, perhaps the most erudite of the declinists.

    “It begins with a debt explosion. It ends with an inexorable reduction in the resources available for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.”

    There’s no gainsaying that the risk is there.

    The long-term budget deficit and debt projections are on an unsustainable path.

    In that sense, the alarms are a healthy response.

    But the operative word is “long-term,” and they have less relevance when the unemployment rate is at 9.5 percent and only 590,000 private-sector jobs have been created over the past six months.

    What’s more, there’s a mountain of difference between dependence on another nation that comes from weakness

    —a colony, say, that makes a living selling natural resources—

    and that which comes from strength, where the ties reflect gains from commerce.

    At the moment the global capital markets are comfortable making a big bet that America isn’t losing economic independence or political resilience—or becoming a colony of China.

    For instance, as investors flee the debt of such countries as Greece and Spain, which they fear won’t be able to meet their obligations, they’re flocking to U.S. Treasury notes.

    That has driven the yield on 10-year Treasuries to a mere 2.9 percent.

    The rate has come down from the 4 percent level reached in April.


    Good points, but …

    What we don’t know is when and how quickly interest rates will rise.

    Consider the differing opinions of two of the world’s largest investment banks.

    Goldman Sachs doesn’t foresee a rate change in the U.S. until 2012 and is forecasting a 3.25 percent 10-year Treasury yield at the end of this year.

    Compare that to the 4.5 percent 10-year Treasury yield that Morgan Stanley is forecasting

    and you have two firms disagreeing not only about the timing, speed and shape of the yield curve, but also on the fate of the U.S. economy.


    Niall Ferguson likes Paul Ryan, so I like Niall Ferguson.

  18. rosettasister Says:

  19. rosettasister Says:









  20. rosettasister Says:

    Can’t get to eutimes.net from Google? Censorship?


  21. rosettasister Says:

    National Magazine Globe says

    Obama not Born in U.S.

    EU Times, by staff


  22. rosettasister Says:


    To: LorenC; curiosity; omegadawn; null and void; Beckwith; stockpirate; PhilDragoo; Candor7; …

    Here is the true significance of SRes 511

    And Senator Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961–not long after its admission to the Union on August 21, 1959.

    We find it inconceivable that Senator Obama would have been ineligible for the Presidency had he been born two years earlier.


    Whereas previous presidential candidates were born outside of the United States of America and were understood to be eligible to be President;

    That first sentence is the last one in Paragraph 7 and that “Whereas” is the next to last in the resolution.

    It proves that this entire charade was intended for Obama’s benefit, and not McCain’s.

    Speaking of charades:

    From the last paragraph of Loren’s blog post, The Tribe/Olson Memo on Natural Born Citizenship:

    “Given the stature of Messrs Tribe and Olson, this should, by any measure, be a nail in the coffin of the ‘two-citizen-parent’ theory of Presidential eligibility. However, it appears that the memo in its entirety is rather hard to come by online. So I present it here, for your reading pleasure:”

    How exactly, Loren, do you conclude from their memo that this is a nail in the coffin of the ‘two-citizen-parent’ theory of Presidential eligibility, when Tribe and Olson specifically mention “two US citizen parents” like NINE (9) TIMES?

    Oh, I forgot…you are a totally clueless poser.


    36 posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 4:52:29 PM by Polarik



    To: Polarik

    That last red section is wrong. There was a special
    exception made for those alive at the time of
    the signing of the Constitution as they had already
    been born. The exception doesn’t apply to those
    born after the Constitution was signed. Whoever
    wrote that passage is factually incorrect and
    intentionally deceptive.

    41 posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 5:59:05 PM by Myrddin



    To: Myrddin

    That is why I highlighted it. A huge crock!

    42 posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 7:34:58 PM by Polarik

  23. rosettasister Says:

    Cardinal John Njue

    Catholics ‘firmly in No camp’


    The Catholic Church’s opposition to the proposed constitution will not change.

    John Cardinal Njue said on Sunday that the abortion clause was the most contentious for the church.

    He said article 26 paragraph 4 contravened the church’s position that the right to life was paramount.

    The clause was against natural law, human dignity and Christian teaching, he said during celebrations to mark the 50 years of St Peter’s Catholic Church in Narok.

    Taking life

    “A law which permits the taking away of life in any circumstance is totally unacceptable,” Cardinal Njue said.

    The clause prohibits abortion except when in the opinion of a trained medical practitioner the life of the mother is in danger.

    The church is also opposed to the kadhi courts which, it says, favours one religion.

    kadhi courts = sharia courts

  24. rosettasister Says:


    … political observers say the campaign against the draft has been gaining ground in recent weeks.

    The “no” campaign is led by Higher Education Minister Willian Ruto, several MPs and church leaders who are opposed to the entrenchment of Muslim kadhi courts in the draft and a clause allowing abortion under certain circumstances.

  25. rosettasister Says:

    On the proposed constitution draft, Cardinal Njue urged the church to vote NO saying the draft had contentious issues like the Kadhi’s courts, abortion and homosexuality that need to be agreed upon before passing it in the referendum scheduled for August, 4 2010.

    He further told them not to be swayed by the politicians who were supporting the draft saying it is recipe for chaos if it is passed as it is.


    The “No” Camp wishes to amend the constitution BEFORE the vote.

  26. rosettasister Says:


    A group of televangelists took their no campaign to Machakos Sunday saying victory was with those who opposed the proposed new constitution.

    The televangelists who were joined by retired president Daniel Arap Moi and several politicians allied to no camp took issues with clauses on abortion and the Kadhis’ courts in the document.

    They termed the proposed constitution alien to the needs of Kenyans.

    The televangelists including assisant minister Margaret Wanjiru are trasversing the country in a bid to woo Kenyans to reject the proposed constitution.

  27. rosettasister Says:

    A Kenyan Muslim woman firmly in the “No” Camp

    ‘No’ team raises Sh7m for campaign


    “We have no doubts in our minds that we are poised to win come August 4 and the following day we will all be celebrating a Kenyan people’s victory,” Ruto declared.

    The minister said the ‘Yes’ team had panicked and was instilling fear among Kenyans that all will not be well if the Proposed Constitution was not approved.

    “I want to assure Kenyans that a ‘No’ victory will guarantee them a chance to dialogue and agree soberly on the best constitution for this country,” said the minister.

    He said the ‘No’ team has never received any funds from foreigners as claimed by their opponents.

    Shaban who was the chief guest said Kenyans should reject the Proposed Constitution since it will cause family feuds.

    “Spouses will be living in fear. The real love and trust among couples as they settle down to invest will be challenged as each will be fearing divorce which has been given a new impetus by the proposed law,” she said.

    She told her fellow Muslim faithful to tread carefully over the new constitution saying it was contradictory to the teachings of the Quran.

    She said chances were high that several constituencies in sparsely populated areas will be scraped.

    Suspended Roads Assistant Minister Wilfred Machage said the ‘No’ team has strong grassroots support and equated their operations to moles that were never visible only their effects being felt in farms.

  28. rosettasister Says:

    Happy Birthday, Modern World


    That’s what the 4th is, the modern world’s birthday.

    Those who signed the Declaration knew it was a revolutionary event–rulers must henceforth be accountable to the people, because the people are endowed with God-given rights–and they were right.

    Wave after wave of democratic revolution have swept the world ever since.

    Today the basic premises of our revolution are under murderous attack from quintessential counterrevolutionaries at home and around the world.

    It is too soon to be able to predict the outcome, but we should take some comfort from the fact that the revolutionaries are fighting back.

    The counterrevolutionaries did not expect that; they thought we were weak and feckless, and maybe even wanted to be dominated.

    Wrong, as so often over the past two centuries plus.

    So as we celebrate, we must remind ourselves, our families and our friends that we are the only truly revolutionary country in the world, and we must continue to fight for the success of the democratic revolution.

    One day, we will pass into history, but this is not that day.

    We’ve got a lot left if we fight, and we are fighting.


    What a great message!

  29. rosettasister Says:

    The Movement Has Gone Underground: An interview with Ahmad Batebi


    June 30, 2010


    Maryam: What do you say to the argument that western media does not focus on human rights [in Iran] and focuses more on the nuclear issue?

    Batebi: Well, it is true, but we cannot tell the world to be the way we want it to be.

    The world is saying that this is my language and these are the issues I pay attention to.

    We cannot say, “Why do you pay attention to this issue [instead of the other one]?” We have to see what they want to broadcast.

    Then we need to publish that and present it to the media in a package that follows [a specific] format.

    The nuclear issue is the world’s concern. It is the concern of world governments, and this concern is reflected to the media from the top.

    The Iranian nuclear issue is important for the international community because it can endanger the world’s security.

    Governments pay attention to it and convey this concern to the media.

    However, the human rights issue is conveyed to the media from the bottom, and then the media can, in turn, convey it to the governments.

    We have to keep the media updated on all the instances of human rights abuses.

    We should send the media films, reports, translations [of the news], and articles.

    This will result in the media publishing and broadcasting [news on human rights issues in Iran]. Consequently, governments will pay attention.

  30. rosettasister Says:

    Gaza goods list: Cement in, gliders out

    Foreign Ministry releases amended list of products, services Israel will allow into Strip as part of its efforts to alleviate residents’ daily lives, while impeding efforts to carry out terror attacks.

    Black list includes weapons, dual-use items


    The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, includes multilateral export control directives which 40 nations worldwide subscribe to.

    Israel is not one of the 40, but subscribes to the Wassenaar principles nonetheless.

    The list of goods banned according to the Wassenaar Arrangement includes weapons of any kinds, as well as dual-use goods “which could be used to develop, produce to boost military capabilities.”

    Goods barred according to the Israeli law include technology or equipment which can be used by terror groups to produce weapons, such as chemicals used in the production of explosives, optical equipment – including lasers and nigh vision goggles – knives, light planes, aviation and navigation equipment, diving gear, gliders, sea crafts etc.

    A third part of the list specifies various goods “whose delivery would remain under supervision.”

    “We have made great effort to ease the plight of civilian population and make things difficult for terror groups,” said Gal.

  31. rosettasister Says:

    Highly Recommend this interview of Governor Chris Christie.

    If New Jersey can do this, people, then any state can!


    Chris Christie’s Budget Feat

    New Jersey governor passes a budget that closes the deficit without raising taxes


  32. rosettasister Says:

    President Barack Obama has blamed Republicans for standing in the way of immigration reform, but he may have to contend with deep misgivings from within his own ranks as he tries to revive reform legislation.

    Fourteen sitting Democratic senators voted to filibuster the last comprehensive immigration reform bill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) brought to the floor in June of 2007.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted against it.

    The Hill


    Vote number 2007-235 comprehensive immigration reform
    on Jun 28, 2007 regarding bill S.1639 McCain-Kennedy Immigration Reform Bill

    Results: Cloture Motion rejected

    YEAs 46

    NAYs 53

    Not Voting 1

    *** The main thing is that some Dems voted nay and some Repubs voted yea, including both Arizona senators. The main difference between now and then is the level of crime and criminals spilling over from Mexico. What reason would Obama admin. have for repeating statistics on measures they’ve taken to “secure” border? Can a state sue the federal govt. for failing to protect said state’s citizens? ***

    Grouped by Home State

    Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay Shelby (R-AL), Nay
    Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Nay Stevens (R-AK), Nay
    Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea
    Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Nay
    California: Boxer (D-CA), Yea Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
    Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Nay Salazar (D-CO), Yea
    Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Yea Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
    Delaware: Biden (D-DE), Yea Carper (D-DE), Yea
    Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Yea Nelson (D-FL), Yea
    Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay Isakson (R-GA), Nay
    Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Yea Inouye (D-HI), Yea
    Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Yea Crapo (R-ID), Nay
    Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Obama (D-IL), Yea
    Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Nay Lugar (R-IN), Yea
    Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay Harkin (D-IA), Nay
    Kansas: Brownback (R-KS), Nay Roberts (R-KS), Nay
    Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Nay McConnell (R-KY), Nay
    Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Nay Vitter (R-LA), Nay
    Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay Snowe (R-ME), Yea
    Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
    Massachusetts: Kennedy (D-MA), Yea Kerry (D-MA), Yea
    Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
    Minnesota: Coleman (R-MN), Nay Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
    Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay Lott (R-MS), Yea
    Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Nay McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
    Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Nay Tester (D-MT), Nay
    Nebraska: Hagel (R-NE), Yea Nelson (D-NE), Nay
    Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Yea
    New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Yea Sununu (R-NH), Nay
    New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
    New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Nay Domenici (R-NM), Nay
    New York: Clinton (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea
    North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Nay Dole (R-NC), Nay
    North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Yea Dorgan (D-ND), Nay
    Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
    Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
    Oregon: Smith (R-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Yea
    Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Specter (R-PA), Yea
    Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
    South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Nay Graham (R-SC), Yea
    South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Not Voting Thune (R-SD), Nay
    Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Nay Corker (R-TN), Nay
    Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
    Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Yea Hatch (R-UT), Nay
    Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea Sanders (I-VT), Nay
    Virginia: Warner (R-VA), Nay Webb (D-VA), Nay
    Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Yea
    West Virginia: Byrd (D-WV), Nay Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
    Wisconsin: Feingold (D-WI), Yea Kohl (D-WI), Yea
    Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Nay Enzi (R-WY), Nay

  33. rosettasister Says:

    Art Bell: Somewhere in Time traveled back to July 23, 1997, when Col. Phillip Corso, author of The Day After Roswell, talked about his involvement studying the wreckage of the famed UFO crash.

  34. rosettasister Says:

    More Like This:


  35. rosettasister Says:

    “Dawn of a New Age”, the Philip Corso Manuscript, for the first time in the U.S., in its original, uncut and unedited English-language version.

    To access the manuscript, please click here.



  36. rosettasister Says:

    I didn’t realize until just now that I had previously posted on this, but I’m just now realizing its importance.

    I did a Google Blog search to see which blog first posted on this, and it was me!


    blessedistruth Says:

    May 28, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Open Minds Production Presents “Dawn of a New Age,” – the Philip Corso Manuscript Unedited for the First Time in the U.S.

    Tempe, AZ, May 23, 2010


    About Open Minds:

    Open Minds was formed in 2008 in Tempe, Arizona, and is comprised of a team of UFO researchers, investigative journalists and media professionals with decades of experience.

    Their mission is to investigate and present evidence of extraterrestrial, UFO and other phenomena to a global audience.

    Open Minds is composed of Open Minds Magazine, Open Minds Radio, a TV show currently in the works and an online UFO news site



    Contact Information

    Open Minds Production

    Maureen Elsberry




  37. rosettasister Says:

    Philip Corso: Well, some other things have been pretty important. Like when I moved those 10,000 Jews, I thought nothing of it, but people said what a big thing it was.



    ML: There have been rumors and speculations that Roswell, and what came from Roswell — the way we exploited Roswell technology — might not have been the very first time such a thing happened.

    There have even been indications or speculations that the Nazis had done such a thing, that some of their extraordinary technological developments may have come from a similar source.

    What do you think about that?

    PC: Yes. True. I had German scientists on my team. I discussed this with them. I discussed this with Oberth, von Braun.

    I was part of Project Paperclip with General Trudeau. There’s an example in the book.

    In the middle of the book there’s a photograph of Edward O’Connor, one of Truman’s poker-playing buddies at the White House — he was a Soviet expert — and General Trudeau, myself and Victor Fediay of the Library of Congress, who spoke fluent Russian.

    Fediay was going to Russia. I gave him a series of questions. I said, “Ask a KGB general these questions [pertaining to UFOs].”

    So Victor comes back and says, “Phil, I asked him the questions. You know what he said? He said, ’I know what you want. But do you want me killed?’”

    Now, that’s Russia. Germany? Yes. Canadians and British also, and something in Italy.

    There were crashes elsewhere, and they gathered material too.

    The Germans were working on it. They didn’t solve the propulsion system. They did a lot of experiments on flying saucers. They had one that went up 12,000 feet.


    But where all, we and they, missed out was on the guidance system.

    In R&D we began to realize that “this being” was part of the guidance system, part of the apparatus himself — or itself, because it had no sexual organs.

    This is where most people missed out.


    “this being” was the guidance system.

    yes, exactly.

  38. rosettasister Says:

    Longies, but Goodies!








  39. rosettasister Says:

    New Thread:

    The Day After Roswell by Philip J. Corso


  40. rosettasister Says:

    Commenting over here this morning.


  41. rosettasister Says:

    Commenting over here this morning.


  42. rosettasister Says:

    New Thread:

    An experience of our souls in primeval times


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