The Total Novice’s Guide to UFOs: What You Need To Know


New Book Asks: ‘Are UFOs Real?’

NBC12 News


2FS, LLC, a non-fiction publisher in Palm Springs, CA, has just released the new book The Total Novice’s Guide to UFOs: What You Need To Know.

In this fascinating and informative read, you will be escorted through Roswell and other incidents involving crashed alien spaceships.

Read about Project Galileo and testimony from government officials, as well as 10 former military whistle-blowers who have had first-hand experiences with the unknown.

Get the latest inside information on the above top secret US government anti-gravity and flying disc program that has been fifty years in the making.

Learn how to solve America’s energy and environmental crises … now!

Learn about ultra-secret Area 51/S4; understand “Missing Time” and the true nature of human abductions.

You will learn how alien vehicles travel here and, more importantly, why they are here.

Read how you will be impacted when the reality of UFOs and alien beings becomes known to the world.

And it may be just around the corner…

Front cover and author images available through

T. L. Keller  
2FS, LLC (Publishers)  
760-831-1715 (USA)

“T.L. Keller discusses his book | Open Minds Radio”

(Mr. Keller comes in just after 32:30.)

See also:

“T.L. Keller – December 6, 2010”

The Total Novice’s Guide To UFOs: What You Need To Know (The Total Novice’s Guide) by T. L. Keller (Paperback – 2010)


139 Responses to “The Total Novice’s Guide to UFOs: What You Need To Know”

  1. rosettasister Says:

    Keeping Tabs on Dan and Marcia

    “My Chief Adjutant speaks the truth. Letters are continuing to pour in, but we will not be answering each and every one, due to Operational Security (OpSec) issues.

    One of the questions is “why wait until 2011 to expose the document?”

    We aren’t going to expose the document per se, we intend to FILE it.

    Once filed, due to the peculiar circumstances in which we find ourselves, it becomes the Standard Operating Rule within the Joint Committee.

    We are waiting to file it, as it must first be written.

    As we have more than one thing that must be done between now and 2011 itself (sometimes it feels a little like the portmanteau known as the “googleplex” of numbers ), the delay until then is warranted.

    ‘Why Phoenix to begin with?’ Look at the mythological symbolism of a Phoenix.

    The Group, in a form of rebirth (at present), is being brought back together through the leadership of Marcia and myself.

    Given that the Orb of the Ages, a central figure in the mythological rites of the Old Group, was consigned to ashes, such a place of rebirth seems to be fitting.

    Some have asked ‘if the Group is undergoing such changes, then why haven’t conspiracy personalities detected it?’

    That answer is easy, but is not intended to be rude, yet for me to be truthful I must tell you the truth.

    It’s because they are full of fantasy crap, are foisting garbage on others in attempts to make money under false pretenses and/or just have a cheap thrill from attention (they are having problems “making it” in the real world), and are not seated at the tables around which Marcia and I are presently privileged.

    Just look at them! Don’t you aleady know that answer?

    They are still filing FOIA’s yet think that the Group wouldn’t have found a way around that?

    (The FOIA Act was signed into Law in 1966, and went into operation in 1967 – THE EXACT YEAR WE HAVE REPORTED THAT THE COMMITTEE OF THE MAJORITY WAS CHARTERED!)

    “Good grief, Charlie Brown!”

    They say they have this and that access, yet can’t do a public database search.

    They likely will continue their searches, even after being told by us what they have done wrong and how to correct it, for the rest of their lives.

    ‘What are those forces angry about?’

    Certain groups are aware that the lineage leading to their names, and their names, will be published in the document.

    In times passed, such “naming” would be compartmentalized. We have decided to file a single report.

    While a censored version is being considered for the public, the uncensored version will be stored with certain individuals from the public.

    Their names have not been decided, nor will likely be announced.

    (I will need to speak with Marcia, and any such intended person, on that subject, before any final decision could be made.)

    We should have the electronic situation under control by Wednesday night. Once done, emails can finally resume as normal.

    Sorry for the interruption, but Franklin has acted in the best interest of the Group, and we appreciate him for it.

    We should have this “angry” situation under full control by this coming Friday night.

    Once done, Marcia will be able to give our precious Fran some time off, and that means that FINALLY….GOOD GRACIOUS G-D FINALLY…the Angel Eagles and Orb Videos should be updated by about the 14th. of this month!

    I have explained my dissatisfaction with Fran, about the delays, but I have also displayed my understanding to her that it has not been her fault.

    No, these posts do not signal a return to regular open posting by me.

    Once the website is revised, we’ll figure out how to have the chats with the members.

    The number of requests to be part of the “evolution – creation” chats, for book purposes, are so numerous, we’ll either have to have more than one round, or a very hard set of decisions to make.

    Fran will begin responding to them on Wednesday night, and thank you all for the interest.

    I am still looking for a way to premier the Widget for the public, some of the data from which is scheduled to be analyzed by me 2-3 days from now.

    Frankly, along with other matters, ISIS-B retrofit has taken priority, for its betatesting premier in Ft. McDowell.

    Will Chat soon! May the Blessings of the Creator be on you! Love, which comes in many packages, Dan”

    (Beats me! But I am of the opinion that the interests of abductees should be priority number one. Their rights have been, are being, violated. Free will is a gift from God and it is sinful for man (or creature)
    to take away what is God-given.)

  2. rosettasister Says:

    Alien Abduction – The Blog

    How I Learned to Cope With High Strangeness, Government Harassment, and My Mother – By Chuck Weiss

    Contact the Author:

    (Stumbled upon this doing search for “Melinda Leslie.” Oh, how I can relate!)

  3. rosettasister Says:

    Whitley Strieber reacts to Stephen Hawking’s warning about alien contact

    When it comes to understanding the question of Ufos and alien abductions—and specifically that of “the Grays”—the essential thing to remember is that none of this is what it seems.

    And although I am quite sure Strieber would be the very first person to admit this (at least on a good day)—has been at pains for years to convey this very idea—for all of that he seems unable to resist the urge to talk and write about the phenomena as if it were, finally, apprehensible to reason.

    As a result, Strieber spends half his time arguing against simplistic, literal-minded, “good or evil, angel or devil” interpretations, and the other half either damning the beings as demons or advocating them as angels.

    Apparently, this is all part of the aliens’ chosen method of presentation: a positive perspective, a negative one, and finally a synthesis of both.

    Yet Strieber follows this approach in such a haphazard, slipshod fashion that at times he seems unaware of doing so.

    It is almost as if he has been programmed by his “visitors,” and that, in order to be effective, he must remain in the dark himself, at least until he reaches the third perspective, and achieves synthesis of his various, fragmented selves (assuming he ever does).

    Aeolus Kephas

  4. rosettasister Says:


    To be, or not to be–that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
    And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep–
    No more–and by a sleep to say we end
    The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
    That flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation
    Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep–
    To sleep–perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub,
    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
    Must give us pause.

    “ay, there’s the rub,”

    How can governments disclose when it is impossible to explain this phenomenon in a strictly material sense?

    And yet we are affected materially.

    My standard spiel:

    All ETs are not good. All ETs are not bad. Do not trust anyone that tells you either.

    There is a spiritual aspect to this phenomenon, but also a material one.

    We must help the abductee population. Our governments have turned their backs on them. And at some level are complicit.

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    The Day After Roswell – by Philip J. Corso

  7. rosettasister Says:

    The Day After Roswell by Philip J. Corso

  8. rosettasister Says:

    Col. Philip J. Corso served in many important roles during his Army career, among those he was on the staff of President Eisenhower’s National Security Council and would brief the president personally.

    He also worked at the Pentagon for sometime serving as the chief of the foreign technology division.

    Here he says he handled debris from the crash of an alien spaceship in Roswell, and was privy to many of our government’s secrets regarding extraterrestrials.

    In this video he claims that he briefed then Attorney General Bobby Kennedy directly on this issue, who he believes briefed the President, JFK.

  9. rosettasister Says:

    blessedistruth Says:

    July 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm |

    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.

  10. rosettasister Says:

    Norquist on Tax Deal

    December 6, 2010 9:03 P.M. By Andrew Stiles

    According to Norquist, this GOP victory is really a failure on the part of Democrats, who had every opportunity to extend most of the Bush tax rates (and to take the political credit).

    Their failure to do so not only exposes the party’s ideological commitment to higher taxes, but puts them on poor footing politically.

    “Look at the last four years,” he says. “They never intended to extend the rates for anyone, or they’d have done it by now.”

    Norquist says Republicans should be especially pleased with the proposal to reestablish the estate tax at a rate of 35 percent (for two years), given Democrats’ desire to return to a permanent rate of 55 percent after going all of 2010 without any estate tax whatsoever.

    “Think about how badly Democrats wanted [a return to a 55 percent rate],” he says.

    “They were willing to suck it up for a whole year . . . all those lucky dead people who weren’t sufficiently looted.”

    Now 35 percent becomes the new baseline, and Democrats are fighting a losing battle.

    If the Democrats are losing this fight now, with large majorities in both houses of Congress, it will only get much worse for them when Republicans take over the House and install a cloture-proof coalition in the Senate in 2011, as the debate over taxes continues in the next Congress.

    Norquist thinks this deal on taxes has the GOP off to a good start. “Any time there’s a deal, you go, ‘We could’ve done better,’” he says.

    “But you could’ve done a lot worse.”

  11. rosettasister Says:

    On the Tax Cut Deal

    Ezra Klein has been highlighting the unemployment insurance extension, the extension of various tax provisions associated with the ARRA fiscal stimulus, etc., citing Bob Greenstein of CBPP:

    If you’re worried about stimulus, joblessness and the working poor, this is probably a better deal than you thought you were going to get.

    “It’s a bigger deal than anyone expected,” says Bob Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

    “Both sides gave more expected and both sides got more than expected.”

    The White House walked out of the negotiations with more stimulus than anyone had seen coming.

    But they did it in a way that made their staunchest allies feel left behind, and in many cases, utterly betrayed.

    Ezra also thinks it’s a promising sign that the White House can cut deals with congressional Republicans.

    (The coming vote will be a good opportunity to see who the extremists are on both sides.)

  12. rosettasister Says:

    Economists weighs in on Obama-GOP tax deal

    Good reviews, too, from Macroeconomic Advisers:

    Based upon what is currently known of these three key proposals, our preliminary analysis suggests that GDP growth in 2011 would be boosted by roughly 1/2 to 3/4 percentage point.

    This is on top of the 3.7% growth of GDP anticipated for 2011 in our recently published forecast.

    Growth in 2012 could also be expected to be several tenths of a percentage point higher, with modest drag on growth in 2013, as the temporary provisions expire.

    This analysis assumed that interest rates were unchanged from the baseline.

  13. rosettasister Says:

    @AileenMarkowsky more or less . .thanks!
    about 2 hours ago via web in reply to AileenMarkowsky

    hotairblog Olby: Obama won’t get renominated if tax deal goes through: Empty threat. How angry has the professional Left be…
    about 2 hours ago via twitterfeed
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 2 others .

    JesseRodriguez White House adviser Summers: Failure to pass tax deal would raise risk of double-dip recession in US.
    about 2 hours ago via web
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis .

    DavidCornDC Summers refers to “fiscal support for growth.” Is that “fiscal stimulation.” LS: “Yes.” But says it’s “not right” to call it “2nd stimulus.”
    about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 6 others .

    @RLMcMahon I have debated him before; it would be a lively conversation!
    about 3 hours ago via web in reply to RLMcMahon

    @ObsoleteDogma yeah, yeah, yeah, smart guy
    about 3 hours ago via web in reply to ObsoleteDogma

    @confederateyank that I would accidentally type that is well within the realm of possibility!
    about 4 hours ago via web in reply to confederateyank

    Ds are trying to sneak Build America Bonds back into the tax deal … bad, bad, bad
    about 4 hours ago via web .

    @RLMcMahon i am trying to get on that show!
    about 4 hours ago via web in reply to RLMcMahon

    jaketapper The WH’s basic argument to cong Dems: make a better deal that we can get through the Senate and bring it to us. Otherwise shut it.
    about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 43 others

    (Yeah, what he said!)

  14. rosettasister Says:

    Glenn Beck: Julian Assange in the Crosshairs,2933,602442,00.html

    I’m not convinced this is anything other than a set-up by the left on the left. The cynic in me says that Julian Assange is a player with the left.

    And all the while, he’s being used by the left. They’ll speed it up. They’re causing more distrust in the system.

    Look at the reaction to the story.

    Everyone is calling this a honey pot or operation midnight climax, because they don’t trust anyone in the government anymore and they shouldn’t.

    But this story causes only more paranoia. It plays right into the hands of the uber-left. Look how everyone is questioning the establishment.

    Have you read? Read the stories. Everyone is questioning the establishment. It’s bottom-up.

    We haven’t scratched the surface on this story. This is like hour one of season in “24.”

    This is the beginning of the time that I told you would come, where you wouldn’t know who to believe or what to believe.

    You had to be strong inside yourself first.

    Too many people right now in America are living to their favorite talking head, whether it would be me, Rush, Rachel Maddow, whoever and they’re parroting that.

    You cannot do that with this story. You must look in the story yourself and decide yourself, because the stability of the world is at stake.

    Julian Assange may not be the man of the year. He may not be the man of the decade or the century.

    He may actually turn out to be the man of the millennium.

    Good or bad, because he may be the man that has pushed us off the edge and headed towards profound global change.

    (I think Assange is a putz, but Glenn always worries that we’ll reach a boiling point and become violent. So if he keeps preaching nonviolence, I’m okay with that.)

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    Gov. Jan Brewer ‘On the Record’

    Greta Van Susteren | December 8, 2010

    Report: Tough times far from over for states

    Funding for some transplants through the state’s Medicaid program ended Oct. 1 under a budget cut approved earlier this year.

    Gov. Jan Brewer said the state can’t afford to maintain its current program and its previous services.

    Employer Sanctions Debate in High Court

    On Tuesday, Brewer told FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren,

    “..but the fact of the matter is the people of Arizona believe that we need to get our arms around this illegal immigration and stop losing our jobs to people that live in Arizona to the illegal immigration and we believe employers ought to be hiring legal citizens of the state of Arizona.”

    The court must decide whether the law is a business law or an immigration law.

  17. rosettasister Says:

    Name Kevin McCarthy
    Location Bakersfield, CA

  18. rosettasister Says:

    More Republicans urge ratification of arms treaty with Moscow

    Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), the top Republican of the Senate Budget Committee and the Obama administration’s first nominee for Commerce secretary, indicated on Tuesday he would likely support approving the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

    “It should be fully debated. I am leaning towards supporting it,” Gregg said on MSNBC on Tuesday despite a letter from Republicans in the House urging delay in ratifying the treaty over concerns about missile defense and nuclear modernization.

    “There remains a significant divide between Russia and the U.S. on whether New START affects our ability to deploy missiles defenses, particularly long-range missile defenses in Europe,” the group of GOP congressmen wrote.

  19. rosettasister Says:

    Deal reached to avoid cut in doctors’ Medicare pay

    Starting in 2014, most Americans will be required to carry coverage and insurance companies will no longer be able to turn away those in poor health, or charge them more.

    The agreement reached by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other leading senators must still be approved by Congress and signed by Obama.

    But it is likely to only buy time for Medicare.

    The doctor cuts are the result of a 1990s budget-balancing law that tried, but failed, to keep Medicare spending in line through automatic reductions.

    Congress repeatedly stepped in to waive the cuts.

    This time, with medical groups estimating that as many as two-thirds of doctors would stop taking new Medicare patients, lawmakers faced tremendous pressure.

    Congress will use the 12-month reprieve to try to come up with a new way of paying doctors that rewards quality care instead of sheer numbers of tests and procedures.

    If lawmakers fail, they’ll be back again next year around the holidays looking for another pot of money to avoid a drastic cut.

    They may have to rob Paul to pay Peter.


    America Wants Congress to Repeal Obamacare — Now It’s Time to Get to Work

    By Rep. Steve King

    Published December 08, 2010

    (I still say Congress should pass fixes that are veto proof, if possible.)

    A bipartisan plan to end Medicare as we know it

  20. rosettasister Says:

    Wyo delegation doesn’t endorse deficit plan

    No member of Wyoming’s Republican congressional delegation has fully endorsed the recommendations of President Barack Obama’s deficit commission.

    The commission was co-chaired by former Wyoming Republican Sen. Alan Simpson who helped fashion many of its recommendations.

    Sen. John Barrasso says he can’t support any proposal that raises taxes in a poor economy although he supports other recommendations of the commission.

    Sen. Mike Enzi says he’s studying all options and proposals and is not ready to endorse anything yet.

    And Rep. Cynthia Lummis says she supports a different plan that would overhaul the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

    Simpson is scheduled to be in Cheyenne on Wednesday for a forum on the national debt and the consequences of not addressing it.

  21. rosettasister Says:

    Simpson and Bowles warned that failing to act to reduce the deficit could leave the U.S. impoverished and unable to borrow money in the international market.

    The chairmen said Americans understand the crisis and will insist on real action from Washington.

    They said enough people in Congress, including commission members, understand the problem that it won’t get ignored.

    “This little stink bomb has been rolled into the body politic, and it ain’t going away,” Simpson said of the commission’s report.

    “It doesn’t matter if they take a half an ounce of it or the whole bottle. This baby is embedded now in the national consciousness.”

    He said it’s not clear how high deficits could climb in the U.S. before it faces a debt crisis similar to those in Greece and Ireland, but such an outcome is ultimately certain if drastic changes aren’t made.

    Congress will have to consider raising the national debt limit in May, Bowles said.

    Before then, he said he and Simpson want to see lawmakers come together with the administration to endorse a plan “to bring down these long-term deficits and restore fiscal sanity to our country.”

    (P. I. G. S. ‘R U.S.)

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    It was heading for the port of Ushuaia at the extreme south of Argentina at normal speed by midday Wednesday and was in no danger, the association said.

    (Thank the Lord!)

  25. rosettasister Says:

    When a close vote is looming, the man to check out is lefty David Dayen.

    Tax Bill Gains Momentum as Democrats Grudgingly Move to Support

    Republicans are saying that the deal is non-negotiable, and Joe Biden basically joined them in that assessment.

    He said, “This is the deal, take it or leave it,” according to Henry Waxman (D-CA).


    In the Senate, you already have public support from Webb, Conrad, Lincoln, Kerry, Akaka, Lieberman, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Baucus, Carper and Manchin, and many of the “no” votes on the Democratic side have left the door open for support.

    Bernie Sanders certainly has a clutch of Democrats opposed, but it’s unclear how many.

    Among Republicans, only DeMint and Voinovich are totally opposed, so I think you’d need more Republican opposition to have a shot at blocking it.

    In the House, Peter Welch’s letter opposing the bill is up to 34 members, and I think there’s a lot more opposition to that in the caucus, but candidly, members are predicting the bill will pass.

    Again, it depends on whether Republicans break against it, because the votes are there for a Blue Dog-GOP coalition.

  26. rosettasister Says:

    Soros Warns U.S. Could Be On Verge Of Dictatorial Democracy, Slams Fox, Glenn Beck

    … the combination of Fox News, Glenn Beck, The Tea Party, and the ability of Americans to fantasize unrealistically about their political system might lead

    “this open society to be on the verge of some dictatorial democracy.”

    It’s kinda hard to be a dictator when you believe …

    “That government is best which governs least”

    An aphorism sometimes attributed to either Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine, “That government is best which governs least”, actually was first found in this essay.

    Thoreau was paraphrasing the motto of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review: “The best government is that which governs least.”

  27. rosettasister Says:

    (Maybe that whole Odinga throwing Corsi in jail wasn’t such a hot idea after all.)

    Obama’s ‘birth-certificate’ guardian out of job

    Hawaiian health-department chief key player in eligibility saga

    Posted: December 08, 2010

    By Jerome R. Corsi

    The Hawaii Department of Health today confirmed to WND that the term for department Director Chiyome Fukino, M.D., ended on Dec. 6 and that she no longer is serving at her previous position.


    A controversy still continues whether initial reports, now scrubbed from the Internet following WND reporting, that Barack Obama was born at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu are true, as opposed to the current White House version that Obama was born at Kapi’olani.

  28. rosettasister Says:

    So Sven thinks MissTickly is correct.

    To: GlockThe Vote

    The COLB Obama posted was a forgery.


    Obama’s Certificate of Naturalization is on file with the USCIS.

    15 posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 2:09:35 PM by
    SvenMagnussen (Soebarkah renounced his US Citizenship in 1968.)

  29. rosettasister Says:

    To: butterdezillion

    Well, certainly sounds like you’ve done your homework.

    As I said, I don’t really know that much about it and I think he was probably born here, but the fact that they simply won’t show his original birth certificate is very puzzling.

    I don’t know why the guy on with Anderson Cooper on CNN didn’t ask him that question.

    “Anderson, if it’s on file in HI and people have seen it, why don’t they just produce it so everyone can see it? Why do they just show the copy? Why won’t they show the original?”

    So far, Obama has no good answer.

    8 posted on 12/08/2010 9:55:02 PM PST by jeltz25

    [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]


    To: jeltz25

    And they didn’t even show a real copy.

    The Hawaii DOH has indirectly confirmed in 3 different ways now (through official communications) that the Factcheck COLB is a forgery, because

    1) it should note the amendment and doesn’t,

    2) its BC# is incompatible with the “date filed”, and

    3) its seal isn’t the official seal that the HDOH uses.

    That’s the abbreviated summary. lol.

    So the HDOH has revealed that Obama posted a forged COLB rather than anything real in order to hide that the real documents they have are not legally valid.

    That’s very serious doo-doo, including at least forgery and perjury on Obama’s part, and misprision of felony and other crimes on the part of those who covered for him in the HDOH, the DNC, etc.

    In fact, my interest in all this is not really Obama so much at all, but the utter and absolute failure of the rule of law in government, media, the courts, and in law enforcement.

    10 posted on 12/08/2010 10:12:52 PM PST by butterdezillion

    [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]

    (ButterD is true to her core convictions, I’ll give her that. Once I asked the RosettaSister Gang of Liberty Lovers if they’d care a whit about the birther issue if they were in sync with Obama’s politics. “Yes!” they cried. I admitted that, for me, it was a matter of being scared to death of Obama’s lurch to the left. I still believe Obama will try to change fundamentally who we are as a people. But I’m not AS scared as I once was that he will succeed.)

  30. rosettasister Says:

    Rep. Joe Barton

    Congressman Blasts FCC Over Proposed Media Regulations

    Barton sent Copps a letter on Monday asking him whether he believes the FCC should reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, if his public values test is meant to bring back the ascertainment rules and whether he believes the panel’s five commissioners can do a better job of ensuring Americans have access to a wide diversity of content and viewpoints than the marketplace.

    “I hope … that you do not mean to suggest that it is the job of the federal government, through the Federal Communications Commission, to determine the content that is available for Americans to consume,” Barton wrote in the letter.

    “Although your concern for providing American citizens information they need to ‘make intelligent decisions about the full direction of their country’ may stem from the very best of intentions, increasing the federal government’s role in the composition of the information Americans have at their disposal

    — in an information marketplace that is bigger and more easily accessible than ever before —

    is unwise policy and raises serious questions of constitutionality,” he said.

    (The left cannot stand the fact that they no longer control the narrative.)

  31. rosettasister Says:

    From the desk of Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser (PHX, AZ — the center of the known universe)

    American Muslim organization applauds dismissal of targeted killing suit

    American Islamic Forum for Democracy

    Decision should make Obama Administration rethink placing Elibiary on Homeland Security Council


    PHOENIX (December 8, 2010)

    We are at war against radical Islamists.

    No individual since Osama Bin Laden epitomizes the face and actions of our enemy than Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki.

    His documented words and actions and those of his surrogates like the murderous traitor, Major Nidal Hasan, are violent salvos of war against our nation, our military, and our citizens.

    We do not negotiate with terrorists, and we do not give them protection from the battlefield they chose against us because they happen to be former citizens or we are concerned about their martyrdom status.

    In the end, a strong, swift, and unequivocal response on the battlefield against our militant Islamist enemies is absolutely necessary in order to make it clear that anyone who declares war against our nation and murders our citizens will be dealt with swiftly on the battlefield.

    The deterrent effect of such action against future jihadists far outweighs any irrelevant concerns over Al-Awlaki’s already false martyrdom.

    There is little threat to our freedoms from the United States government deciding to swiftly remove an imminent threat to our citizens.

    Al-Awlaki has repeatedly proven a desire to commit violent acts of war against the American people and should be held accountable.

    Interestingly, this ruling also highlights the mindset of some Muslim advisors to the Obama administration.

    Mohamed Elibiary, recently appointed to Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security Council argued on in April that ‘it’s a mistake to assassinate Anwar Al-Awlaki.’


    Tuesday’s federal ruling highlights how compromised the advice is that will come from Mr. Elibiary.

    We need Muslim advisors to our government who articulate the need for reform against political Islam and who understand the threat posed by radicals like Al-Awlaki.

    We need Muslim advisors to our Homeland Security who advocate against radical Islamists from an American position of strength and who do not just put a bandaid on the problem by working with the less violent theopolitical Islamist movements that also threaten our national existence.

    We need American Muslims who are not afraid to use a military solution on the very real threats against our country.”

    (Dr. Jasser is one tough son-of-a-bitch! Glad he’s on our side!)

  32. rosettasister Says:

    Would you go back in time and assassinate Hitler?

  33. rosettasister Says:

    46% — 53%

    Rasmussen Obama Approval

    Remains to be seen if Obama will pick up Independents as the hard Left falls away.

  34. rosettasister Says:

    December 9, 2010

    Most Voters Favor the Tax Cut Deal

    Most Celebrate Christmas as a Religious Holiday

    December 8, 2010

    26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

    17% Have Finished Their Holiday Shopping

    Most Americans Hold Less Confidence in Obama’s Economic Advisers

    Discover(R) U.S. Spending Monitor(SM) Reaches 3-Year High, Jumping 4.3 Points in November

    Voters Send Mixed Signals on Obama’s Leadership Style

    Americans Question Goals of War in Afghanistan

  35. rosettasister Says:

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the agreement that extends the Bush tax cuts for all Americans for two more years, cuts the Social Security payroll tax rate for one year and renews long-term unemployment benefits for an additional 13 months.

    Just 29% oppose the deal,

    but 15% are not sure about it.




    (So where are the hordes of Americans outraged over Obama — GOP deal? — sarc)

  36. rosettasister Says:

    Republican Grassroots Support for Tax Cut Deal Wavering?

    By: David Dayen

    All signs do point to some accommodation being made, perhaps with extending the Renewable Energy Grant program, to get something done.

    But what if the Republicans, unnerved by the anger in THEIR base over the deal, check out?

    The response has been kind of muddled – here you have Sarah Palin opposed, and Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee supporting.

    But the big hitters here are the tea parties and the Club for Growth and Jim DeMint – the big forces in Republican primaries.

    Are they opposed to the deal, and are they willing to pick a fight over it?

    The Tea Party Patriots are whipping opposition to the deal.

    Every calculation requires substantial Republican support to get this thing passed.

    I still find it unlikely that the support would evaporate

    – they’re getting a pretty good deal, particularly in the long-term –

    but I wouldn’t underestimate the conservative grassroots.

    (don’t underestimate the obtuseness of both the far left and the far right)

  37. rosettasister Says:

  38. rosettasister Says:

    No Labels?

    If they’re for smaller government, I’m with them.

  39. rosettasister Says:

    Direction of Country Bloomberg Right Direction 27, Wrong Track 66 Wrong Track +39

    Direction of Country Rasmussen Reports Right Direction 26, Wrong Track 70 Wrong Track +44

    Direction of Country National Journal/FD Right Direction 30, Wrong Track 60 Wrong Track +30

    Obama and Democrats’ Health Care Plan Rasmussen Reports* For/Favor 41, Against/Oppose 56 Against/Oppose +15

    Direction of Country Reuters/Ipsos Right Direction 29, Wrong Track 62 Wrong Track +33

    Real Clear Politics

  40. rosettasister Says:

    Rep. Issa Wants One Fact-Finding Hearing A Week

    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (CA) named chairman of House Committee for Oversight and Government. He is going to investigate government waste and how the stimulus was spent.

  41. rosettasister Says:

    More Big Companies, Unions Win Health Care Waivers

    Fox Business’ Elizabeth MacDonald contributed to this report.


    Obama issues more health care waivers

    By Jamie Dupree

  42. rosettasister Says:


    December 8, 2010 Wednesday

    Joining us live is Jamie Dupree, Washington correspondent for Cox Media Group. Jamie, how many waivers are there so far?


    There’s now 222, Greta. We had — they’ve — you know, the numbers have doubled in just the last three weeks to go over 200. And it’s funny.

    When you look at the list from the Health and Human Services department, there are some very familiar names, McDonald’s, Waffle House got an exemption in the last few weeks, Universal Orlando got one.

    So there are some names you’d recognize, but there’s a lot of others that you just don’t, smaller kind of operations, companies, you know, insurance companies, as well.

    And of course, unions in there, too, which has stirred the pot politically in this argument.

    What’s at issue here is one single provision of the health care law, which mandates — it will ultimately say that you can have no limits on benefits that can be paid out.

    Right now, I think this year right now would be $750,000 is what you’re supposed to have as a minimum limit.

    But a lot of these companies offer lower-cost plans to part-time or lower-wage workers that have very small limits.

    And they want a waiver, arguing quietly that if they don’t get the waiver, they may drop their coverage.

    So that’s part and parcel of what some of this is all about.

  43. rosettasister Says:

    The Obama-GOP tax deal in one chart

  44. rosettasister Says:

    I head BAB bonds are dead but Ds pushing clean energy credit — enough to get D votes w/o alienating Rs?
    about 2 hours ago via Mobile Web .

    CNBC White House: Tax Cut Plan Estimated Cost Is Between Mid $700B – Upper $800B #breaking – more on CNBC and
    about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 3 others .

    kathrynlopez when will the president accuse nancy pelosi of hostage taking?
    about 3 hours ago via web
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 2 others .

    DanaBashCNN more snr dem source on tax pkg:”The only thing we r focused on here is getting this tax cut bill out the Senate.The House is on their own”
    about 3 hours ago via web
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 3 others .

    WestWingReport The end of the Build America Bond program will make borrowing costs for states/cities more onerous in 2011; they warn of 500,000 layoffs
    about 3 hours ago via web
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 5 others .

    stephenfhayes Wow. Obama admin pulling stimulus funding for rail projects in OH/WI after GOP gov-elects said money would be a waste. Sending to NY, CA, NC
    about 4 hours ago via web
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 15 others .

    SuzyKhimm Barney Frank: House Dems Can’t Stop Obama’s Tax Deal. I report:
    about 4 hours ago via
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 4 others .

    @jaketapper still hope for Mitch Williams and Brett Myers, right?
    about 5 hours ago via web in reply to jaketapper

  45. rosettasister Says:

    Glenn Beck: George Soros Warns of Fox News Dictatorship,2933,602462,00.html

    Now, here’s another story that I’m sure that I’m going to be called names just because I brought it up.

    But I know some lawmakers might be a little concerned about this one as well, they’ve spoken about it.

    It’s the sale of a Wyoming-based uranium processing facility to an arm of the Russian state-owned nuclear power company.

    That would mean Russia will now control 50 percent of a company operating uranium mines in America.

    Does it sound like a good idea to you?

    Then in another story between America and Russia — back in June, Obama and Medvedev collaborated on the development of

    a pilot smart grid project based on the most innovative electric power system to reduce emissions,

    Russia and the U.S. cities will now be paired and implement similar projects.

    Us, Russia, and I think the United States together, hand in hand, just to help the environment. That’s it.

    So, are we supposed to believe that Russia, a country that has no problem killing ex-spies to keep them quiet, you know, their people are freezing to death, hey care about carbon emissions and they can help us with energy?

    Isn’t it — yes, there he is. There he is, Vladimir Putin harpooning whales.
    No, seriously, he cares about the environment.

    And we’re going to share sensitive energy structural information of our cities with that guy. That’s great.

    And we’ll have the same kind of electronics — hang on. I have an idea. I have an idea.

    First, let’s go back to WikiLeaks.

    All the cables released paint a picture that shows America and Russia not really friends, with the U.S. calling them a virtual mafia state.

    So, why would the Obama administration want to give our uranium mining and keys to the smart grid?

    (I know Glenn is implying something here, but I’m at a loss.)

  46. rosettasister Says:

    The above segment comes in just after 7:15.

  47. rosettasister Says:

    4 GOP leaders warn of uranium mine sale

    Russian agency would take over

    The lawmakers are raising alarm over the proposed sale of a Powder River Basin, Wyoming-based uranium processing facility operated by Uranium One USA, a Canadian-based company, to Atomredmetzoloto, a subsidiary of the Russian government agency Rosatom, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by The Washington Times.

    The letter questioning the uranium deal was sent Tuesday by four Republicans:

    Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida,

    Spencer Bachus of Alabama,

    Peter T. King of New York and

    Howard P. “Buck” McKeon of California.

  48. rosettasister Says:

    I love this lady!

    Ros-Lehtinen: Pull nuke cooperation with Russia if linked to spy’s poisoning

    Rep. Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) issued a statement Wednesday in the wake of British media reports that Russia’s Federal Security Service received a container of polonium-210 from the Russian Balakovo Nuclear Power Plant several weeks before dissident Alexander Litvenenko was poisoned in London four years ago.

    “The reported link between the murder and Russia’s nuclear agency has serious implications for U.S. nuclear cooperation with Russia that we dare not ignore,” Ros-Lehtinen said.

    “I strongly urge President Obama to withdraw the U.S. – Russia nuclear cooperation agreement and block any purchase of U.S. nuclear resources by Russia’s Rosatom or its subsidiaries until these new allegations about possible involvement by Russia’s civilian nuclear agency in the radioactive poisoning of Litvinenko have been thoroughly investigated,” she said.

    Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation that is linked to the allegations, has denied the report, saying its production capabilities wouldn’t have been able to deliver the alleged 3.4 kilograms.

    Ninety-seven percent of the world’s legal polonium-210 production is in Russia.

  49. rosettasister Says:

    “Noem Gets Early Star Treatment

    By Anna Palmer

    Roll Call Staff

    Rep.-elect Kristi Noem is one of two freshmen who will have a seat at Republicans’ elected leadership table next Congress.

    Rep.-elect Kristi Noem has all the makings of a fresh-faced rising star in GOP House leadership. The 38-year-old South Dakotan is photogenic, well-spoken, able to draw a crowd and stay on message.

    But Noem, who has already secured a seat at the leadership table in the next Congress, said she’s not worried about being pigeonholed as a token female in Republican leadership.

    “When people start to spend a lot of time with me they realize that I’m a hard worker,” Noem said in an interview Tuesday at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel downtown. “I work hard on policy and issues. … I’m a contributor and not just there to fill a seat.”

    Dressed in a tailored taupe suit with knee-high snakeskin boots, the state Representative exuded all the confidence of a polished politician despite the fact that she’s a Washington neophyte.

    Her rapid rise to become Assistant Majority Leader in the South Dakota House two years after being elected in 2006 underscores Republican leaders’ high expectations for Noem.

    Nicknamed “South Dakota’s Sarah Palin” on the campaign trail, Noem was singled out as an up-and-comer almost immediately after defeating Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) last month. She campaigned hard for one of two spots for freshmen in elected leadership and became the second female in GOP leadership, joining Conference Vice Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.).

    Incoming Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) said he’s been impressed with Noem in leadership meetings.

    “You would never suspect her to be a freshman when she is sitting in the meetings,” McCarthy said.

    Noem is following in the footsteps of a fellow South Dakotan, Sen. John Thune (R). Thune served for two years as the representative of his class on the leadership team after being elected to the House in 1996.

    He was one of the first people Noem talked to about seeking the freshman leadership slot.

    “I encouraged her to seek a seat at the leadership table as a way to help represent South Dakota and the interests of rural Americans,” Thune said. “I think she’ll do an excellent job.”

    While being a member of leadership gives Noem a broader platform than most freshmen, she said that wasn’t the allure of the post.

    “My goal in coming out here to Washington, D.C., if I was going to be away from my family, away from my businesses, that I wanted to be as effective as I possibly could,” Noem said.”

  50. rosettasister Says:

    Senator Barrasso’s Second Opinion with Senator Wicker 12-9-10

  51. rosettasister Says:

    Barrasso: Wicker Bill Provides Power to States to Fight Obamacare

    Americans across our country continue to call on Washington to work to repeal and replace the President’s new health care law.

    During his Second Opinion, Senator Barrasso (R-WY) discussed how Republicans are answering Americans with a wide range of legislative challenges to Obamacare.

    Today, Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Restoring the 10th Amendment Act.

    His new bill will allow state officials to challenge Obamacare regulations before they go into effect.

    Senator Wicker joined Senator Barrasso today during his Second Opinion speech.

    Senators Barrasso and Wicker both spoke about how Wicker’s new bill will transfer power from Washington to the states and the American people.

    Wicker said:

    “This bill is a step toward restoring states’ rights by allowing state officials to challenge the rules and regulations that violate the Constitution.

    Repealing Obamacare remains one of my top priorities and until we can achieve that goal, I am fighting to stop harmful regulations from going into effect under the new law.

    This bill would give state officials another tool to challenge the unconstitutional overreach of the federal government.”

    Barrasso said:

    “This will allow states to fight back against outrageous health care regulations that continue to be written.”

    In the following video, Senators Barrasso and Wicker also discussed an article from today’s New York Times which underscores the need for Senator Wicker’s legislation.

    The article reports:

    “Federal rule makers, long the neglected stepchildren of Washington bureaucrats, suddenly find themselves at the center of power as they scramble to work out details of hundreds of sweeping financial and health care regulations that will ultimately affect most Americans.”

    Both Senators agree that Americans – not Washington bureaucrats – should have more power over their own health care decisions.

  52. rosettasister Says:

    Paul Ryan on need for economic growth & job creation; spending restraint & reform

  53. rosettasister Says:

    For the latest from Paul Ryan:

    For more from the House Budget Committee:

  54. rosettasister Says:

    Rep. Paul Ryan on Tax-Cut Proposal

    Airtime: Wed. Dec. 8 2010 | 2:32 PM ET

    We shouldn’t have to justify current tax rates, according to Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

  55. rosettasister Says:

    Who is right on tax deal, Paul Ryan or Jim DeMint?

    (Both Senator Gregg and Rep Ryan support tax deal? That’s all I needed to know.)

  56. rosettasister Says:

    GrooveShark Playlists

  57. rosettasister Says:

    Nice for romancing, especially “Mad, Mad Me”

  58. rosettasister Says:

    wendy waldman mad mad me

    Carrying on a conversation
    Looking in your eyes
    The words they seem to pass us by
    You know as well as I

    How many kinds of tribulation
    Must a friend endure
    The years they leave a man unsure
    Of when to beg when he is poor

    Oh baby, how I love you
    Mad as I think you are
    Guess you think I’m crazy too
    But mad mad me I love you

    Oh baby, how I love you
    Mad as I think you are
    Guess you think I’m crazy too
    But mad mad me I love you

    Carrying on in a world of silence
    Your eyes aflame to me
    They jump and burn and make me see
    How much to you I want to be

    Oh baby, how I love you
    Mad as I think you are
    Guess you think I’m crazy too
    But mad mad me I love you

    Well baby, how I love you
    Mad as I think you are
    Guess you think I’m crazy too
    But mad mad me I love you

    I said mad mad me I love you


    as sung by:

  59. rosettasister Says:

    The Original

  60. rosettasister Says:

    Time Life 1972

  61. rosettasister Says:

    Leonard Cohen — At the Beeb

  62. rosettasister Says:

    leonard cohen story of isaac

    The door it opened slowly,
    my father he came in,was nine years old.
    And he stood so tall above me,
    his blue eyes they were shining
    and his voice was very cold.
    He said, “I’ve had a vision
    and you know I’m strong and holy,
    I must do what I’ve been told.”
    So he started up the mountain,
    I was running, he was walking,
    and his axe was made of gold.

    Well, the trees they got much smaller,
    the lake a lady’s mirror,
    we stopped to drink some wine.
    Then he threw the bottle over.
    Broke a minute later
    and he put his hand on mine.
    Thought I saw an eagle
    but it might have been a vulture,
    I never could decide.
    Then my father built an altar,
    he looked once behind his shoulder,
    he knew I would not hide.

    You who build these altars now
    to sacrifice these children,
    you must not do it anymore.
    A scheme is not a vision
    and you never have been tempted
    by a demon or a god.
    You who stand above them now,
    your hatchets blunt and bloody,
    you were not there before,
    when I lay upon a mountain
    and my father’s hand was trembling
    with the beauty of the word.

    And if you call me brother now,
    forgive me if I inquire,
    “Just according to whose plan?”
    When it all comes down to dust
    I will kill you if I must,
    I will help you if I can.
    When it all comes down to dust
    I will help you if I must,
    I will kill you if I can.
    And mercy on our uniform,
    man of peace or man of war,
    the peacock spreads his fan.

  63. rosettasister Says:

    Many of the Midwestern Latter Day Saints had broken with Brigham Young and/or James Strang because of earnest opposition to polygamy.

    Emma’s continuing public denial of the practice seemed to lend strength to their cause, and opposition to polygamy became a tenet of the RLDS church (now known as Community of Christ).

    Over the years many church historians attempted to prove that the practice had originated with Brigham Young.

    Was Emma Smith, wife of Joseph Smith Jr., a member of your organization?

    Yes. Emma Smith Bidamon, who married Lewis Crum Bidamon three-and-a-half years after Joseph’s death, accompanied her son Joseph Smith III to the pivotal conference at Amboy, Illinois, on April 6, 1860. According to the conference minutes, she was received into fellowship by unanimous vote on the basis of her baptism in the early church, as was the custom then.

    Emma’s son was chosen as “Prophet, Seer, and Revelator of the Church of Jesus Christ, and the successor of his father” at the same conference.

  64. rosettasister Says:

    H. Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

    From the Administrator’s handbook:

    “The serving ministers should not attempt to determine who should or who should not partake. The decision is left to the participant.”

  65. rosettasister Says:

    Sacrament (Community of Christ)

    The Lord’s Supper

    The Lord’s Supper is regularly celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, and additional special occasions.

    To various people it is seen in different ways. It is one of three sacraments with prescribed words in the Community of Christ.

    Traditionally unfermented grape juice and whole wheat bread have been used as the wine and bread, but other similar emblems may be used to celebrate the sacrament depending on location, culture, need, and availability.

    This sacrament is administered by Melchisedec priesthood members or by Aaronic priests.

  66. rosettasister Says:

    Implementation of World Conference Resolution 1282:
    Prayers for the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

    By the First Presidency

    Those appointed to read the prayers are not free to use other wording.

    The following prayers are now offered for use in the church, in addition to those found in Doctrine and Covenants 17: 22 and 23.

    Blessing on the Bread

    Eternal God, we ask you in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who receive it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of your Son, and witness to you, O God, that they are willing to take upon them the name of your Son, and always remember him, and keep the commandments which he has given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.

    Blessing on the Wine

    Eternal God, we ask you in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who receive it, that they may drink in remembrance of the blood of your Son which was shed for them, that they may witness to you, O God, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.

    Combined Prayer on the Bread and Wine
    (based on Doctrine and Covenants 17)

    O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread and wine to the souls of all those who partake of them, that they may eat and drink in remembrance of the body and blood of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.

    Combined Prayer on the Bread and Wine
    (contemporary language)

    Eternal God, we ask you in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread and wine to the souls of all those who receive them, that they may eat and drink in remembrance of the body and blood of your Son, and witness to you, O God, that they are willing to take upon them the name of your Son, and always remember him and keep the commandments which he has given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.

  67. rosettasister Says:

    Historical roots of Catholic Eucharistic theology

    Union with God

    The following are all spiritual points of view that stem from the belief that Jesus is truly, really, and substantially present in the Eucharist:

    that he will feed man with his own flesh and blood

    that he, as food, is left so we will not fall through weariness (recall that Jesus stumbles on the way to Calvary)

    that Jesus is the perfection of the type of the seder supper, the true Passover lamb, true flesh and blood

    by washing the disciples’ feet shortly before instituting the Eucharist he showed us perfect charity that should be the fruit of the Sacrament

    as Mary prayed to perpetually adore the Word made Flesh within her, so we will adore the Flesh within us at Holy Communion

    Mary teaches us to unite ourselves to Our Lord

    with Christ we are blessed to enjoy true interpenetration: “He Himself is in us by his flesh and we are in him” (St Hilary in Gabriel)

    we are made part of the living vine (Jn 15:1-4)

    in Holy Communion we have physical union with Christ

    nourished by the Eucharist we live by Christ as Christ lives by the Father alone

    as Jesus lives for the glory of the Father so should the communicant live only for the glory of Jesus

    to receive worthily we must not only receive the sacrament of confession but we must also be well disposed to the Eucharist, enlarging our hearts with love for what it is

    the humility he teaches us is exemplified in his own very humble way of coming to us under the forms of bread and wine

    God loves us so much, despite our fallen nature, that he performs this miracle of transubstantiation at every Mass, to give us a chance to return to him and be part of the true vine

    These and many more besides are points of spiritual theology that have been spoken by the saints and expounded in books for spiritual guidance.

    Belief in the Real Presence is key to the Roman Catholic conception of progression in prayer life along the purgative way to the illuminative and unitive ways (see prayer).

  68. rosettasister Says:

    Don’t mind me, I have an interest in the above.

    I have seen the Miracle of the Holy Eucharist with my own eyes.

    So I know what I believe.

    I also know some practices of the Church of Rome today are very different from the practices of the Early Fathers (and Mothers) of the Church.

    Thank God we are free to worship as we choose.

  69. rosettasister Says:

    AIFDtv | December 03, 2010 |

    Bill O’Reilly speaks to M. Zuhdi Jasser, President, AIFD and Muhammad Ali Hasan of Muslims for America on what the Muslim response to the FBI arrests of Mohammed Mohamud who plotted to bomb the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland Oregon.

    (note toward the end of the clip, Dr. Jasser’s comment asking not to be interrupted is directed at Ali Hassan, not Bill O’Reilly).

  70. rosettasister Says:

    Keeping Tabs on Don

    Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:41 pm

    If you’re at “A”, then there’s nothing I can tell you that would be new to you.

    You’re there, you’ve planned and stockpiled enough to get through the next several months at least, above and beyond what you have in your immediate fridge.

    I’m here to talk about what you need to consider if you’re at “B”.

    First; as Phatz mentioned, do you have enough gas cans, filled, that will give your vehicle enough range that you can get to your destination without having to stop at your friendly BP station?

    Do you know how many mpg your vehicle gets? Do you know how many miles to your destination? How many gallons your tank can hold?

    And do you have at least 1 full gas can to get you there?

    Second; have you counted the bridges between your present situation and your future one?

    Have you imagined what would be done if any of them were to be taken out, washed away, crumbled, etc?

    Do you have alternate routes planned were that to happen?

    We take our road network for granted I think; it’s amazing how many bridges there are, not to mention those huge concrete overpasses

    (one of them has 4 – count ’em four – superhighways crossing over each other at the same point, one right over the other, near DC)

    and corresponding underpasses that could also render a major highway unusable.

    And many side roads simply can’t handle the huge super-sized Mack trucks that are used to bring our dairy and meat products, our McDonald’s burgers and everything else much of the economy consists of.

    Of course we can survive without those, but many many people would NOT survive without them.

    Third; as a result of the above, there will be a scarcity of goods, but things won’t be as bad as the “10” obviously.

    There will still be a long way to go – maybe as long as 4 to 8 more months between the “7” and the “10”.

    That means that a 10-day supply of MREs won’t be sufficient to keep those who at least prepared that much, to get through more than, well, 10 days.

    I would say that cheap food, a supply of 3 months’ worth at least, supplemented by multi-vitamins, would be the minimum necessary along with sufficient heirloom seeds to grow enough vegetables to start anew with, post-“10”.

    If people had been doing a little bit each week for the past couple of years, they won’t have to rush out and try to buy a ton of food at the last minute, because when it’s obvious enough to us, it’ll be obvious enough for most everyone else too.

    Fourth; also as a result of the above, the military will probably have checkpoints set up to turn back any vehicles laden with too much weight for a ‘local’.

    It won’t be an “NWO plot” but it will involve lots of military vehicles, soldiers with guns, roadblocks, detour signs, and probably even commandeered roadside motels

    pressed into service by the military and the coordinated “fusion centers” to corral the overflow into the FEMA “rest areas”, or camps.

    One has to imagine what it will be like to be rationed, so that those with social security numbers ending in an odd number get to buy bread on Mondays and Thursdays, and those with even numbers buy on Tuesdays and Fridays. Etc etc.

    Those who prove too troublesome, making demands instead of trying to help those freaking out, will be segregated into the facilities that have barbed-wire and razor-wire arranged to keep people IN.

    And that’s only part of the scenario.

    (Again, I will NOT lend my energies to this. But there’s nothing wrong with being prepared.)

  71. rosettasister Says:


    Recently I was asked for an interview for a special documentary on Area 51, to be broadcast on the National Geographic channel.

    The same thing happened as it had several months ago, when I had several discussions with the associate and executive producers of Jesse Ventura’s “Conspiracy Theory” TV series.

    Despite all the initial excitement, they came back to say that their production had “taken on a different style”, or in the case of “Conspiracy Theory”, there was no explanation other than a whispered “Jesse’s not a……’believer’ ” [in aliens].

    Actually the truth is that I wouldn’t have held back about the pending poleshift behind all of it, and for that fact alone I wasn’t to be allowed to air my insights.

    Had those invitations panned out, I would indeed have been surprised.

    All of which brings me to that point earlier about the ‘ego’.

    It’s become almost common-place to decry the ‘ego’ of someone(s) when it comes to analyzing their motives for doing something.

    One has to argue whether that ‘something’ is purely self-aggrandizement, the marketing of the name and persona of the individual (i.e. establishing a library with your name on it),

    or whether he (or she) would’ve done it if their name would NOT be associated with the philanthropy.

    I tend to prefer the portion of the psychic apparatus known as the “super-ego”, the ‘agency that opposes the id’, or to put it more bluntly, the guilt-tripping part of our psychic make-up.

    The ‘ego’, per se, is inclined to mediate between the 2 extremes, but it can do so without acting in such a self-aggrandizing way as the usual affronts to common decency and justice.

    Like the Wiki on it says: “The Super-ego’s demands oppose the id’s, so the ego has a hard time in reconciling the two.”

    Yes, it has a hard time of it, but not impossible.

    It’s actually okay to say “it’s a good thing to do this ____, even though it will be attacked or ignored”,

    and even better to say “even though it was Me that did this, no-one need know that.”

    Once the Name is stripped away and the philanthropy becomes Anonymous, it’s not a sign of ‘ego’ to take silent satisfaction in a job well done,

    or a role well played, or a connection well made that results in a happy ending.

    In the case of the media exposure, I might have been able to have ahem “modulated” my tone, or played the usual ‘ufer’ role and served up pablum as if it were cause for oohs and aaahs,

    but I <>.

    Should I bewail a “lost opportunity” if it would’ve meant changing the truth to be more palatable for the network heads?

    Or have enough of the “interested few” heard the unvarnished truth, thanks not only to me but to many many others?

    Even if it was only a short post years ago, or a casual chat with someone or even just an email,

    I’d like to think I “done good” enough to justify continuing to lug this carcass around, sucking up valuable air that others might put to better use.

  72. rosettasister Says:

    Don Deppeller

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    By The Fire Side With You

    Uploaded byEllen and the Escapades

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    Glendale plan: Pay $197 mil to Coyotes buyer

    Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer would get $100 million, which Glendale will raise from a bond issue, as soon as the deal is signed.


    The city has done preliminary work to find investors to purchase $100 million in bonds to cover the up-front payment to Hulsizer.

    The bonds would likely be paid over 30 years, although the terms, including annual debt payment are not yet known.

    Another way of helping to pay that debt could be to form a special taxing district near the arena, although that is not outlined in the agreement.

    “investors to purchase $100 million in bonds”

    Who are these investors?

  80. rosettasister Says:

    Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer

    Hulsizer is the co-founder with his wife of PEAK6 Investments in Chicago.

  81. rosettasister Says:

    Senate Schedules Vote on Taxes

    To prevent tax hikes on all Americans, the House and Senate must pass the tax relief legislation by December 31.

    As the lame-duck Democrats are still in the majority in the House, the stumbling block to final passage seems to be whether President Obama can get Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (R-Calif.) on board with the compromise.

    The White House continues to negotiate with the House Democrats to get their votes for the tax relief agreement.

  82. rosettasister Says:

    Unemployment Benefits Being Held Hostage by Dems

    The baseless notion that the wealthy do not pay their fair share has been argued, but facts are facts, and the rich do pay the most taxes already:

    In 2006, the latest available year from CBO, the top 20 percent of income earners paid 86.3 percent of all federal income taxes, an all-time high.

    This is an increase of over 6 percent from 2000, when the top 20 percent paid 81.2 percent.

    During the same period, the bottom four quintiles all saw their share of the federal income tax burden fall sharply:

    •The bottom 20 percent of income earners’ share of federal income taxes fell from -1.6 percent in 2000 to -2.8 percent in 2006;

    •The next 20 percent’s share declined from 1.1 percent to -0.8 percent;

    •The middle quintile’s share dropped from 5.7 percent to 4.4 percent; and

    •The fourth quintile’s share decreased from 13.5 percent to 12.9 percent.

    Each of these four quintiles’ shares was an all-time low.

    This class warfare the Democrats perpetuate is floated under false pretenses and plays out bitterly in society and pits Americans against one another.

  83. rosettasister Says:

    Will Pelosi in the end vote yea?

    Then the Bush tax cuts will be known as the Pelosi tax cuts.

    Obama is already on record stating that in two years he’ll lead the fight to allow tax cuts for greedy rich people to expire.

    That won’t happen if economic outlook improves.

    So does Obama expect that economic outlook doesn’t improve?!

  84. rosettasister Says:

    Sarah Palin’s huge 2012 move: She endorses Paul Ryan’s ‘Roadmap’

    Now the most high-profile Republican in America has given it her seal of approval.

    The Ryan Roadmap is quickly becoming the de facto GOP economic platform.

    And if Palin does decide to run, she immediately starts out with a specific and coherent agenda.

    Candidates beware: Bullet points and platitudes aren’t going to cut it.

  85. rosettasister Says:

    @gonatly i’m sorry, what?
    about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to gonatly

    RT @larry_kudlow: Got so worked up defending tax-rate incentives on radio that I just creamed the ball playing tennis afterwards.
    about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck .

    @HeyTammyBruce book it!
    about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to HeyTammyBruce

    I was on CNBC last night (Kudlow Report) with @EzraKlein. He’s now rethinking his entire cosmology. I get that a lot ….
    about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck .

    @schwanderer I am doing my part to save Social Security
    about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to schwanderer

    @jimmiebjr. Sure!
    about 12 hours ago via Mobile Web in reply to jimmiebjr

    @jimmiebjr probably
    about 13 hours ago via Mobile Web in reply to jimmiebjr

    @SellinghomesAz “sleep when I’m dead” and all that
    about 13 hours ago via Mobile Web in reply to SellinghomesAz

    Thanks all! 17 years, 7 kids –and only a few gray hairs (for the moment)
    about 14 hours ago via Mobile Web .

    Celebrated 17th wedding anniversary yesterday …yes, I was a child groom
    about 14 hours ago via Mobile Web .

    OK, am I in the past or is this an alternate reality where Clinton is in his fifth term
    1:47 PM Dec 10th via TweetDeck

  86. rosettasister Says:

    Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

    Fifty-six percent (56%) favor the tax cut deal reached by President Obama and Congressional Republicans.


  87. rosettasister Says:

    December 11, 2010

    Americans Worry About Personal Information On Social Networking Sites

    December 10, 2010

    41% Now Say Global Warming is Caused By Human Activity, More Say Planetary Trends

    Americans Are Still Gloomy About the U.S. Job Market

    Voters Put Spending Cuts Ahead of Deficit Reduction

    Americans Still Strongly Favor Audit of the Fed

    December 9, 2010

    37% Predict U.S.-Muslim Relations Will Be Worse A Year From Now

    Only 17% Say Today’s Children Will Be Better Off Than Their Parents

    Americans Still Worry Whether Fed Can Keep Inflation, Interest Rates Down

    Most Voters Favor the Tax Cut Deal

    Most Celebrate Christmas as a Religious Holiday

  88. rosettasister Says:

    SNL Spoofs Obama’s “Hostage” Comment

    “President Obama” talks about how when he was held “hostage” by Republicans he learned that they were right.

    Obama also turns into a birther.

  89. rosettasister Says:

    maussan | November 12, 2010 |

    A retrospective about work and life of one of the most important UFO researchers Wendelle Stevens

  90. rosettasister Says:

    maussan | November 20, 2010 |

    The full information about UFO’s and sightings done by military, and the petition for the declassify USA, UFO files

  91. rosettasister Says:

    mufflero1 | November 28, 2010 |

    UFOs über Mexico

    Besucher am Himmel

    Zwischen 1991 und 1993 erlebte Mexiko drei UFO-Wellen.

    Nicht nur vereinzelt sondern massenhaft berichteten Zeugen von wahren Armadas unbekannter Flugobjekte.

    Ermutigt von Zeitungen und Fernsehen, hielten viele Menschen das, was sie sahen, mit ihren Videokameras fest.

    In ganz Mexiko sammelten Lee Elders und Jaime Maussan Material für ihren Dokumentarfilm.

    Zum erstenmal sind damit die mexikanischen UFO-Sichtungen einem grösseren Publikum zugänglich.

    Die Autoren gaben sich aber nicht mit den Schilderungen der Zeugen und ihren Videoaufnahmen zufrieden:

    Die Analyse des Bildmaterials mit moderner Computertechnik brachte neue Erkenntnisse über das Wesen und die Gestalt der UFOs.

  92. rosettasister Says:

    Michael Schratt (military aerospace historian) has lectured across the country on the subject of “Mystery Aircraft”, and classified propulsion systems buried deep within the military industrial complex.

    A recent guest speaker at the “OSHKOSH” AirVenture 2006/2007 event, (the world’s largest air show), Michael has developed a number of contacts who have had first hand experience dealing with classified “black programs”, including former USAF pilots, retired Naval personnel and aerospace engineers who have maintained a TOP SECRET Q “MAJIC” clearance.

    A private pilot and military aerospace historian, he currently works as an aerospace draftsman/researcher near Tempe AZ.

    UFO case files revealed

  93. rosettasister Says:

    States Turn to Kobach for Illegal Immigration Laws

  94. rosettasister Says:

    Guadalupe celebration signifies history and future of Catholic America

  95. rosettasister Says:

    rosaryfilms | December 01, 2010 |

    Amy Goodman of Pacifica Radio, discusses how the Indonesian atrocities perpetrated against East Timor were not discussed or acknowledged by the US government because of our political ties with Indonesia.

    More information about this show available at: Denver Open Media.

    This movie is part of the collection: Denver Open Media.

  96. rosettasister Says:

    Juan Mendez on Accountability

    Your response on this issue of looking forward instead of back and not allowing witch hunts to take place?

    JUAN MÉNDEZ: Well, this has been a debate all over the world every time we have to look at egregious conduct by state officials.

    People always say we want to look forward and not backward.

    I reject the notion that investigating and prosecuting international crimes is a way of just looking backwards and being—and engaging in a witch hunt or being vengeful.

    I think, on the contrary, it’s a proper way of looking forward:

    it’s settling the stories the way they should be settled, deciding on what was done by order of whom and against whom, and moving forward only after we know the whole truth….

    I want to stress that that’s not a discretionary decision by any state.

    Every state that signs and ratifies the Convention Against Torture is legally obliged to investigate, prosecute and punish every single act of torture.

  97. rosettasister Says:

    Fed feels earthquake? Ron Paul to have oversight

    Congressman has argued status quo should be abolished and gold standard re-adopted

    Posted: December 09, 2010

    By Jerome R. Corsi

  98. rosettasister Says:

    “a favorite of Zionist and neoconservative groups and their propaganda organs” ???!!! (Unbelievable!)

    M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., a former U.S. Navy medical officer, founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), and a favorite of Zionist and neoconservative groups and their propaganda organs.

    Drake University Hosts Muslim Panel Discussion

    Jasser, the only non-Iowan on the panel, claims that he and AIFD are “leading the fight to shake the hold that the Muslim Brotherhood and their Network of American Islamist organizations and mosques have on organized Islam in America.”

    The panel discussion, sponsored by the Stanley Richards Revocable Trust, was publicized on a blog administered by Mark Finkelstein, director of community relations for the Jewish Community Relations Commission of Des Moines.

    The Des Moines Register published an opinion piece by Jasser on Oct. 6 in which he wrote,

    “In our conversation at Drake University this week, I hope we focus on the fact that at the center of the growing threat to our national security is this battle within the House of Islam.”

    About 200 people attended the event in Drake’s Sheslow Auditorium.

    Responses from many in the audience and on the panel suggested that, while they unequivocally condemn terrorism, they found Jasser’s perspective to be narrow and lacking in political sophistication.

    “narrow and lacking in political sophistication” — no bias here. — sarc

  99. rosettasister Says:

    45% — 53%

    Rasmussen Obama Approval

    Very curious to see if Obama’s Approval ticks up after the Pelosi tax cuts pass.

  100. rosettasister Says:

    Very Lengthy Transcript

    Thursday, December 09, 2010

    The Revolution Is Now | Glenn Beck

    BECK: This is not about principle here for them. This is not about principle. They boxed us in. Remember Arianna Huffington?

    As I just showed you – she’s supporting Assange. For what? He’s exposing the truth about government.

    He’s doing basically what we do, except we’re not breaking any laws. We’re not sharing secrets.

    Every day at 5 o’clock, on this show, that’s what we do. We express our point of view and what is Arianna say about us?



    There is something that we need to really pay attention to with Glenn Beck.

    We cannot just dismiss him, because the truth of the matter is that there is a good reason why we have an exemption to the free speech protected by the First Amendment when we say you cannot shout fire in a crowded theater.


    BECK: OK. I don’t have – there is an exemption for me, but the same people would like to protect or give an award to the guy not shouting fire, but shouting revolution, shouting chaos.

    The difference here is I’m not helping them. It’s not about principle or free speech. I will protect the free speech of anybody over at MSNBC.

    I will stand shoulder to shoulder with them.

    But I expose their plan here, the revolutionaries. The answer is not that hard, though.

    It is for them because it’s about principles – honor, merit, and peace.

    I’ll show you the answer next.


    BECK: You know, if you ever feel like oh, there’s no hope or anything, I want you to really understand the story of the American Revolution.

    They were so certain in the British House of Lords that the Earl of Sandwich got up and talked about the American revolutionaries and many of them did this.

    I’m going to give you this real quick quote.

    He said,

    “I wish instead of 40,000 or 50,000 of these brave fellows, they would produce in the field at least 200,000.

    The more the better, the easier it would be to conquest.

    Believe me, my lords, the very sound of the cannon will carry them off as fast as their feet could carry them.”

    Well, he was wrong, wasn’t he? Why? Why? Because this man knew – he wasn’t a good general at first. He knew.

    He talked about the only way to beat the British was to be people of merit and honor.

    This was the inspiration for the Purple Heart and this was the inspiration for 8.28.

    This was the original badge of merit given by George Washington.

    He knew the only way you could defeat the most powerful army on earth were to praise God and to be clean and virtuous in your own life and to know the principles.

    Please, I beg you. Take this, give it to your kids, give it to your grandkids, give it to everybody you know. Memorize this.

    This is – this is who he was. This is who he was.

    These are the principles of what we have in this country. Please read them and be a person of merit. He will solve the problem.


    BECK: Who – on tomorrow’s program, a man who I think is a George Washington, you will see struggle, merit, honor, liberating strife.

    Make sure you see tomorrow’s program.

  101. rosettasister Says:

    The above segment comes in at approx. 9:45.

  102. rosettasister Says:

    Arizona Regains Footing In Immigration Battle

    US District Judge Susan Bolton’s Friday ruling struck down the federal government’s challenge to the portion of the law that prohibits the transport of illegal immigrants.

    It also rejected a challenge from Phoenix police officers and an advocacy group called Chicanos Por La Causa who argued that the cops could be sued for racial profiling if they enforced the law or lose their jobs if they didn’t.

    Bolton agreed with Arizona that they had no valid claim of immediate harm.

    Bolton also dismissed a lawsuit from the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, who were seeking an injunction preventing authorities from enforcing the law because the group argued federal law preempts state regulation of national borders.

    “I am pleased with today’s decision,” Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said in a statement Friday.

    “I strongly believe that the citizens of Arizona will ultimately prevail in all of these legal challenges.

    My defense of the rule of law will continue as vigorously as ever.”

  103. rosettasister Says:

    Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas

    Maricopa County

    Andrew Thomas to face a jury of peers who hate him

    In addition to the state Bar inquiry, he faces lawsuits.

    “The lawsuits, while not welcome, are a different matter because you have a right to a jury trial,” Thomas said.

    “And I have total confidence, as I’ve told you before, that a panel of citizens listening to what has gone on will side with me.”

    He doesn’t expect to get the same treatment from the Bar.

    “I’m very concerned about the process being fair,” he said.

    “I’m concerned about the fact that I’m apparently not going to have a lawyer (other than himself).

    I’m concerned about the whole process that led up to this and the atmosphere of intimidation at the state Bar.

    Those three issues are huge hurdles to overcome in order to enjoy due process.”

    Thomas vows to fight the charges. But the odds are against him.

    “My favorite movie is ‘Rocky,’ ” he told me. “He knew he wasn’t going to win, but he went the distance. That was his consolation.”

    The folks looking to bring down Thomas hope that his case will teach future prosecutors a lesson.

    Thomas believes that it will, only not in a good way.

    “It’s not right for a prosecutor who is unpopular in his profession to have to fear losing his license to practice law just by trying to do what he believes to be the right thing,” he said.

    “I can’t imagine a worse lesson for a nation that wants to remain under the rule of law.”

  104. rosettasister Says:

    McCain: A Third Party Will Rise if We Don’t Listen to America

    McCain says he thinks the tax extenders bill will pass, but adds,

    “The Tea Partiers and the majority of Americans will justifiably feel betrayed”

    if Congress adds an omnibus appropriations bill, instead of keeping a clean bill.

    He’s particularly upset about an extension for an ethanol tax credit that has been wrapped into the Senate’s tax-cut package.

    The bill would extend a 45 cent per gallon ethanol tax cut credit for two years, which McCain calls unacceptable.

    “I’ve been an opponent of ethanol forever,” McCain said. “I went and campaigned and lost in Iowa, campaigning against ethanol subsidies.

    They are an outrage, an incredible waste of tax payer dollars.”

    The ethanol subsidies are just one of several earmarks added to win the support of reluctant Democrats.

    There are also commuter tax breaks and incentives for using energy-efficient appliances in your home.

    McCain says his support for the tax cut compromise is a bit reluctant,

    “Would I have written it differently? Yes, but I think at end of day

    we should vote this up,

    but look at spending bill that is going to be coming up right on the heels of this tax cut.”

  105. rosettasister Says:

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.Nev.) has floated a proposal to legalize Internet poker, but the idea is opposed by a leading architect of the tax deal, Sen. John Kyl (R., Ariz.).

    “It’s not going to happen,” Mr. Kyl said.

    (So both AZ senators will vote yea on tax cut deal.)

  106. rosettasister Says:

    Regarding Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s efforts to stop a bipartisan agreement to prevent tax increases because it does not go far enough to increase taxes [3:30]:

    And so they’re willing to hold up all the tax breaks, all of the other tax rates on middle-class families and small businesses so they can get this smaller tax increase in the estate tax? I’m not going to get into the ‘who’s a hostage-taker’ discussion here. What is the estate tax? It’s a double-tax on death. Economists will tell you that it’s really not a tax that just soaks the rich, but it’s a tax on capital that deprives business investment, and therefore job creation.

    Going to a 35% [estate tax] rate is not enough for Chris [Van Hollen] and other House Democrats, and so they’re willing to scuttle the entire agreement — an agreement which has bipartisan support in the Senate, an agreement with the President of the United States — an agreement to prevent tax increases from hitting our economy.

    If the President bows to this pressure and participates in scuttling this deal, then what does that say about our ability to have confidence and bipartisanship in this new era of divided government? How well will we be able to reach agreements that will stick if people are angry in parts of their party, and he unravels these deals?

    We are not interested in changing this deal. We’re interested in passing this through. We already have an agreement with the President and Senate Democrats. If the Democrats in the House scuttle this deal, the first thing we do is to prevent these job-killing tax increases, which will have to be done retroactively after the first of the year.

    Regarding the need for true pro-growth economic reforms [6:17]:

    This is a compromise, and there are parts of this bill I do not like. The worst thing we can do is hit this economy with an across-the-board tax increase on everybody in January. I don’t see this bill as a ‘stimulus.’ I see this bill as preventing further damage to the economy, not injecting growth into the economy. If we don’t pass this, then we will have damage inflicted on this economy.

    Regarding mischaracterizations of what is at stake [7:05]:

    Only in Washington is ‘not raising taxes’ considered a ‘tax cut’. We’re not cutting taxes. We’re preventing tax increases from occurring. We don’t see this as particularly stimulative; it just prevents bad policies from going forward.

    Regarding Van Hollen’s admission that “we’re not going to hold this up at the end of the day” [9:49]:

    I think Chris [Van Hollen] just made some news. That’s fairly noteworthy because as of just a day or two ago, we were thinking they were going to do a ‘take it or leave it’ approach and scuttle this entire agreement. If what Chris Van Hollen is saying is true and let this agreement come to a vote, and not rig the rules in the amendment process, then we might be able to move forward here. That’s interesting to me.

    Regarding Democrats’ continued rhetoric of division [10:11]:

    Class warfare might make for good politics, but it makes for rotten economics. At the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves a question in this country: are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare — or — do we want to go after the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies and prosperity? That is the difference of opinion here.

    Regarding the urgent need to get a grip on spending and tackle the looming debt threat [11:20]:

    We need to cut spending. I find it sort of interesting that after this massive spending spree that took place over the last two years, the creation of two new health care entitlements, now there is concern about deficits when they have a chance of raising taxes. We are not interested in raising taxes. We’re going to come out of the gates going after spending — spending cuts, spending controls, and reforms to the structure of spending.

    Regarding a renewed interest in tax reform [11:57]:

    If we get to the point of doing tax reform, which I think is important, we should go with a broader base and lower rates for economic growth. Erskine Bowles, Alice Rivlin and other centrist Democrats agree with that premise. I would love to see the chance of getting a compromise so we can have good pro-growth tax reform, not tax increases, but lowering rates so we can have economic growth in America. That’s a step in the right direction.

  107. rosettasister Says:

    Frank Rich accuses Republican party leaders of gay bashing.

    Seattle-based author and activist Dan Savage created his “It Gets Better” campaign in which gay adults

    (and some non-gay leaders, including President Obama)

    make videos urging at-risk teens to realize that they are not alone.

    But even this humanitarian effort is controversial and suspect in some Beltway quarters:

    G.O.P. politicians and conservative pundits have yet to participate

    even though most of the recent and well-publicized suicides by gay teens have occurred in Republican Congressional districts,

    including those of party leaders like

    Michele Bachmann,

    Mike Pence and

    Kevin McCarthy.

  108. rosettasister Says:

    Low-power FM (LPFM)

    NAB using dishonest tactics to hold back community radio bill

    Radio Survivor has obtained an email sent out to unnamed Senators by the NAB on November 30 in which the organization claims that the Local Community Radio Act (S.592) isn’t even necessary to put more LPFM stations on the air.

    Without explanation or evidence, in the email the NAB claims that,

    Currently, thousands of slots are available across the country for new low power stations. The Federal Communications Commission could license these frequencies to any group or organization today, without any change in policy.

    Quite simply, that contention is untrue. However, even if there are some unused LPFM-appropriate frequencies in sparsely populated areas, more important is the fact that the Local Community Radio Act aims to permit LPFM stations in cities where there are none, because they are not permitted under the existing, curtailed rules.

    Apparently the NAB is using this claim as part of its campaign to get Republican senators to place anonymous holds on the bill, and it seems to be working.

    Four previously anonymous holders were identified so far this year, and once their names were out in the open, the holds disappeared.

    At least one good reason for this is that once the Senator placing the hold is known pro-LPFM groups can reach out to him and provide the whole story.

    The last one outed was Wyoming Sen. Joe Barrasso, who released his hold a few weeks ago.

    But there are still more anonymous holds keeping the bill from moving forward for a proper vote by the full Senate.

    “anonymous holds” ? Why?

  109. rosettasister Says:

    Gregg may support START

    New Hampshire’s U.S.senators may vote the same way on ratification of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, a continuation of a treaty signed in 1991.

    START would reduce the number of nuclear weapons the U.S. and Russia can have and allow for inspections of Russian nuclear facilities.

    Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is a strong advocate for ratification and led a discussion of the treaty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government last week.

    President Obama needs nine Republicans to join Democrats to ratify it, and Judd Gregg may be one of them.

    Gregg told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that START should be fully debated and he is “leaning towards supporting it.”

  110. rosettasister Says:

    Jon Kyl says there’s no time left to deal with START in the lame-duck.

    WELNA: Kyl and other Republicans hope that tax agreement will come to the Senate floor today, and be approved during a weekend session.

    Democrats, meanwhile, are also pushing for the Senate to take up and ratify the stalled arms control treaty with Russia, known as New START.

    Kyl, who’s the number two Republican, is the GOP’s point man on the treaty. He says there’s no time left to deal with it in the lame-duck.

    Sen. KYL: The treaty is a very important thing. They have plenty of time to debate and have amendments to the resolution of ratification.

    And if you’re doing that right up against Christmas Eve, that’s not a good thing.

    WELNA: Still, a lame duck session on Christmas Eve is not out of the question.

    Democrats insist they still intend to ratify the New START Treaty and pass don’t ask, don’t tell before going home.

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  112. rosettasister Says:

    Fernando Ortega – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

  113. rosettasister Says:

    Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:51 am

    Sometime around next weekend the “7 of 10” is expected by many to begin, with the sinking of the southern Pacific seaports and most of the Indonesian coastal communities.

    Once that happens, many folks that have been playing the “wait and see” game will then know what’s coming and the smell of panic will tinge the air.

    For those in eastern Australia, I don’t think you have much to worry about – for now.

    Still, it takes awhile to archive everything you feel is important.

    (Holy Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us sinners.)

  114. rosettasister Says:

    Silver Surfer UFOs ride the fireball UFO wave

    (Plenty of images and video)

  115. rosettasister Says:



    Dirty money of the federal reserve: These letters indicate that the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) is really nothing more than a trade organization with no regulatory power. This means that organizations such as the Federal Reserve are free to act as they see fit, with no over site or accountability.

    Review Document Here:

    Walter E. Fauntroy ???

    Who the heck is Mr. Falcone?

    “Falcone reached out to Vice President Joe Biden with a hand delivered message requesting his personal assistance to help Falcone recover his funds.”

    (This doesn’t sound Kosher to me.)

    But now I want to know who these people are who are making these wild accusations.

  116. rosettasister Says:

    (What is the connection between Fauntroy and Falcone, assuming there is one?)

  117. rosettasister Says:

    Ed Falcone, a prominent real estate developer?

  118. rosettasister Says:

    Falcone is struggling with bad loans and other lawsuits related to his real estate ventures.

    Edward Falcone and his brother are also being targeted in a $50 million lawsuit by the creditors committee of the bankrupt homebuilder Tousa.

    The creditors claim that money Tousa and its entities gave to the Falcones in mid-2007 was part of a fraudulent transfer.

    The brothers owned a company that was Tousa’s joint venture partner in the 2005 purchase of Transeastern Properties.

  119. rosettasister Says:

  120. rosettasister Says:

    Leader of Palm Beach County building effort accused of bilking widows

    Arthur and Edward Falcone

    Successful commercial and residential developers with offices in Coral Springs, the brothers bought the unfinished cemetery from two widows, Elishka Michael, of Boynton Beach, and Kathleen Michael, who lives in Michigan. The Falcones paid $6.1 million for the 18 acres on Military Trail, south of Yamato Road. The Michaels’ attorney claims it was worth at least $40 million.

    100% true, Ed Falcone bribed the attorney and arrogantly told anyone that would listen to him. “The 2 old ladies dunno know what’s goin on & the attorney is on my side” quote exactly from Ed. Shortly after that comment I had nothing to do with the Falcones.

    jake hagopian
    9:19 AM, 5/26/2010

    (What is the connection between Falcone and Fauntroy and who is the source of this huge conspiracy theory? Or is the whole story a fabrication? Some people do get their jollies this way — I mean making sh*t up just to see how many will fall for it. Anyway, very strange story.)

  121. rosettasister Says:

    Young Nancy Pelosi

  122. rosettasister Says:

    David Dayen

    The Hill lays out the scenarios here, but I’m not hopeful for much back and forth.

    You will probably see an amendment on the estate tax provisions, at least in the House.

    It’s unclear how many amendments will be permitted in the Senate.


    Scenario No. 3: Senate passes the deal, House Democrats bend and agree to vote on the legislation, and it is signed into law.

  123. rosettasister Says:


    All children left behind! U.S. teachers earn ‘F’

    Test results show American students ill-equipped for global economy

  124. rosettasister Says:

    49 of 50 states never saw certification of eligibility?

    Researcher: Democrats dodge Constitution, even in primaries

    Posted: September 27, 2009

    “Nancy Pelosi knew that she was signing a false statement on behalf of Obama,” Williams concludes in answer to his own question.

    “But she also knew that this false statement of eligibility would only be filed in Hawaii, which has a very specific state statute that requires that each party certify the constitutional eligibility of their candidates, using specific text.”

    “But even more important,” Williams states, “the DNC never ‘certified’ that Obama met all legal requirements for the office of president, like the RNC did for McCain.”

    (This is part of the birther narrative. Of course, I would have no way of knowing if any or all of the conclusions reached have any basis in fact.)

  125. rosettasister Says:

    Hot Post: Jihad Chic: Imam Rauf’s “Gift of Reconciliation”

    2010 December 12

    by Phyllis Chesler

    While I am cautiously in favor of “interfaith” dialogue (it all depends on with whom, exactly, one is dialoguing) as an American, how can I possibly believe anything that Imam Rauf and the New York Times say on this point?

    Read Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser’s brave and brilliant piece about the Cordoba Initiative/Park 51/The Ground Zero Mosque/the interfaith cultural center (the name is an ever-changing one).

    James Carroll tells us that, as a long-time participant in interfaith dialogue, that Imam Rauf cofounded the “multi-faith Cordoba Initiative, named for—and taking its mission from—the Iberian (Spanish) city that was a medieval center of Jewish-Christian-Muslim reconciliation.”

    Rauf is directly quoted as saying, “There is a perception that Jews and Muslims and Christians must be each other’s existential enemies…to defeat that is an act of reconciliation.”

    Sounds good—but what if it is a bald-faced lie, what if such peaceful co-existence never existed?

    The Cordoba Mosque was once the Cordoba Church.

    Historically, Muslims have either destroyed, desecrated, or built over churches, temples and synagogues.

    Utterly disingenuously, Rauf and Carroll take us back to Rauf’s arrival in America. It was Christmas time.

    When asked what he most remembers, Rauf does not use the word “Christmas” or “Hannukah” but rather describes

    “the seasonal displays … a season for wishing people peace, but also of gift giving for the needy. Peace and good will to all. It struck me as familiar.”

    Is this something Rauf became acquainted with in Kuwait? Or in neighboring Saudi Arabia?

    It is definitely not something the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) knows anything about;

    this Hamas-supporting organization has just gotten a course on Islam canceled in Oregon because the teacher, Barry Sommer, does not share their politically correct view of Islam.

    The New York Times should profile Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser, who is also a religious Muslim, as often as they profile Rauf and his wife and partner Daisy Khan.

    In the last year, the Gray Lady has featured one or both of them in positive puff pieces 15 times.

    Here’s what worries me. Someone is paying for all this positive publicity.

    Who might that be? And, whoever it is, is targeting not only western students, professors, media, government, and international organizations —

    they are now funding soft-core pieces for the fashion-conscious.

    What kind of money can do this 24/7 around the globe? Can any lesser financial effort on behalf of the truth even begin to hold its own?

    (Let’s get the good Drs. together — Chesler and Jasser.)

  126. rosettasister Says:

    44% — 55%

    Rasmussen Obama Approval

  127. rosettasister Says:

    Health Care Law

    Support for Health Care Repeal Hits Highest Point Since September

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law while 34% are opposed.

    Dec 11-12

  128. rosettasister Says:

    Obama and Democrats’ Health Care Plan Rasmussen Reports*

    For/Favor 34, Against/Oppose 60

    Against/Oppose +26

  129. rosettasister Says:

    Kevin Hassett: “Government Spending Has To Come Down”

    Appearing on “Ideas in Action”, Kevin Hassett, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, explains why cutting government spending would boost private investment.

    Watch the full episode of “Ideas in Action” here.

  130. rosettasister Says:

    Run, Norm, Run

    Posted by: Hugh Hewitt

    Politico’s Mike Allen reports that former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman may enter the race for RNC chairman, which would be a huge lift for the GOP if it turns out to be true.

    The race is decided by insiders, but they would be daft to pass by the chance to have the extraordinarily able Coleman leading the RNC into Campaign 2012.

    (Is it just me, or does Norm Coleman bear an uncanny resemblance to Sammy Davis, Jr?)

  131. rosettasister Says:

    robport How cold it is: Bismarck, ND cops find cat frozen to sidewalk.
    30 minutes ago via TweetDeck
    Retweeted by JimPethokoukis and 1 other .

    “Without the individual mandate, the entire structure of reform would fail.” — Obama healthcare guru Jonathan Gruber.
    about 1 hour ago via web .

    (umm, I would have to agree, although I still believe most Americans would “buy into” a “mandate” — if memory serves, there’s really no teeth to enforce coercion — I mean, what percentage of the entire population would be refuseniks? Most in Mass. have bought into the system, and I think they like it.)

    (BTW this is why Obama Reid Pelosi SHOULD HAVE pushed for a Herzlinger Swiss-type private sector model. If that had been the case, then I don’t think you would have seen the same push back from Americans who want a smaller public sector.)

    My Summers conclusion: WH thinks only mistake it made was not pushing for more government spending in 2009. Other than that, it’s all good.
    about 2 hours ago via web .

  132. rosettasister Says:

    Just after 11:30, Glenn’s guest relates the story of his son’s kidnapping. Very emotional.

  133. rosettasister Says:

    Continues here:

  134. rosettasister Says:

    In a 83-15 vote

    Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including

    five Republicans:

    Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.),

    Jim DeMint (S.C.),

    Jeff Sessions (Ala.),

    John Ensign (Nev.) and

    George Voinovich (Ohio)

    Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill:

    Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.),

    Sherrod Brown (Ohio),

    Russ Feingold (Wis.),

    Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.),

    Kay Hagan (N.C.),

    Frank Lautenberg (N.J.),

    Pat Leahy (Vt.),

    Carl Levin (Mich.),

    Mark Udall (Colo.) and


  135. rosettasister Says:

    Merkley (D-OR), Not Voting
    Wyden (D-OR), Not Voting

    That’s weird!

    Reid (D-NV), Yea

    As of now these are the Obama — Reid tax cuts.

    But if Pelosi votes yea, then these are the Pelosi tax cuts.

    So in 2012, Dems are going to campaign against their own tax cuts?!

  136. rosettasister Says:

    Romney criticizes Obama’s tax deal for failing to deliver its full potential for lasting growth.
    about 1 hour ago via web

    (Oh, poppycock! Had Romney been a senator, I’ll betcha he would’ve voted yea.)

  137. rosettasister Says:

    Related to POPPYCOCK


    applesauce [slang],

    balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe),

    claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock,

    drivel, drool,

    fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge,

    garbage, guff,

    hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery,

    jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck,

    nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, nonsense,

    punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity,

    taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddle


  138. cynkading Says:


    girl, you keep me in stitches with some of your postings………..

  139. cynkading Says:

    This is in reference to your above definition of poppycock or tarradiddle 🙂


    Thanks, Cyn! I have a very bad habit of laughing at my own jokes!


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