Monday, August 24, 2009 - NewsBytes Monday August 24, 2009


Internet Snitch Brigade disabled, but… - Michelle Malkin
The White House spammers haven't been thrown under the bus. They're just taking a potty break. Rather than shut down the entire fiasco, they are expanding it

Alinsky, Beck, Satan and Me - David Horowitz
For the Hillary-Soros generation of johnny-come-lately radicals and their ACORN footsoldiers, Alinksy is their Sun-Tzu and his book Rules for Radicals is the field manual for their struggle. Let's just focus on the dedication of the book -- to Satan:
"Lest we forget, an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical." (Pause here for second. Now continue): "from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer."

So Alinsky begins by telling readers what a radical is. He is not a reformer of the system but its would-be destroyer. This is something that conservatives have a very hard time understanding. Conservatives in my experience are all together too decent, too civilized to match up adequately, at least in the initital stages of the battle, with their adversaries. They are too prone to give them the benefit of the doubt.
This is why ACORN activists for example have such contempt for the election process, why they are so willing to commit fraud. Because just as Lucifer didn't believe in God's kingdom, so the radicals who run ACORN don't believe in the democratic system.

Until conservatives begin to understand exactly how dishonest radicals are -- dishonest in their core -- it is going to be very hard to defend the system that is under attack. For radicals the noble end -- creating a new heaven on earth -- justifies any means.
The many names of Satan by the way are also a model for radicals who camouflage their agendas by calling themselves Communists, socialists, new leftists, liberals and most consistently progressives.

Alinsky's tribute to Satan as the first radical and model of radicals to come should cause us to reflect on how Satan tempted Adam and Eve to destroy their paradise. If you rebel and violate the law that has been laid down for you, "You shall be as gods" the serpent told them. You think Rahm Emmanuel was listening?

Oh, and let's not forget this -- the kingdom that the first radical "won" was hell.


Why 'Obamacare' Is Failing
The Obama administration has been astoundingly incompetent. Lashing out at the town-hall protesters, playing the race card, whining about angry white men, and whispering ominously about right-wing militias is almost always a sign of liberalism's weakness — a failure of the imagination

One of the reasons the term "Obamacare" has become a journalistic convention is that there is no bill. You can't talk about Obama's actual health-care plan because there isn't one. There are a bunch of competing bills, proposals, and ideas swirling around the halls of Congress like flotsam in a sewer.

Suspicion of bad motives is only reinforced by Obama's determination to steamroll to victory.

Media coverage of Obama has taken a sudden sour turn over the past few days – especially from the more unapologetically leftist crowd

Obama - Catch Me (Lying) If You Can
Obama is willing to say anything no matter how transparently ridiculous and absurd to pass his government takeover of health care. At this point, you can't believe a word he says about it.

Schultz: 'Left Seriously Considering Dumping Obama'

Obama's Bait and Switch
Despite incessant repetition of the fact that millions of Americans do not have medical insurance, hardy souls who have actually read the mammoth medical-care legislation being rushed through Congress have discovered all sorts of things there that have nothing whatever to do with insuring the uninsured — and everything to do with taking medical decisions out of the hands of doctors and their patients, and transferring those decisions to Washington bureaucrats.

Geezers Beware Obamacare - That's Where the Money Is is as predictable as the sunrise that medical care for the elderly will be cut back under a government-controlled medical system. Because that's where the money is.

Why Pro-Aborts Went Silent on Healthcare" - Jill Stanek
The plan is to stop talking about abortion 1) in hopes the controversy will die down, and 2) to regroup and reframe the argument.
But make no mistake: Abortion is still part of the liberal plan

Liberal Lies About National Health Care: First in a Series - Ann Coulter
(1) National health care will punish the insurance companies. You want to punish insurance companies? Make them compete.

US Bishops Speaking Our More Against Health Care Bills
The number of Catholic bishops who are speaking out on these health care bills is growing and will continue to grow.  It's nice to see that the conversation is moving beyond abortion and euthanasia to the question of whether a complete government takeover really serves the common good.

More Obama Double-Talk on Abortion - Deal W. Hudson
President Obama implied the Catholic bishops are liars today on his conference call with leftwing religious leaders.

British Catholic paper criticized for saying U.S. bishops must back Obama on health care

We Need More Primary Care Doctors - Wesley J. Smith
Longer days, lower pay, less prestige and more administrative headaches have turned doctors away in droves from family medicine,

How American Health Care Killed My Father'
After the needless death of his father, the author, a business executive, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. It is a system, he argues, that is not worth preserving in anything like its current form. And the health-care reform now being contemplated will not fix it. Here's a radical solution to an agonizing problem.
The most important single step we can take toward truly reforming our system is to move away from comprehensive health insurance as the single model for financing care. And a guiding principle of any reform should be to put the consumer, not the insurer or the government, at the center of the system.

Obamacare: UK and Canada Not Helping the Cause - Wesley J. Smith

Thousands of surgeries may be cut in Metro Vancouver, leaked paper reveals
a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an effort to make up for a dramatic budgetary shortfall that could reach $200 million. The health authority confirmed the document is genuine, but said it represents ideas only.


Cokie Roberts- Catholic women's religious life has never been better.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has posted on its Web site the recent keynote address of Cokie Roberts, the ABC and NPR analyst who is a critic both of Pope Benedict XVI and the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. Addressing US nuns, papal critic Cokie Roberts takes digs at apostolic visitation. She concluded her address by assuring that LCWR that despite a free fall in vocations LCWR institutions, women's religious life has never been better.

Leadership Conference of Women Religious,
Some sisters have privately expressed anger over the assessment, which they say unfairly questions their commitment to church teaching.

Benedict in Favor of World Government? Douglas A. Sylva


The stem cell stitches that aid recovery after surgery

None of This Stuff Works - Embryonic Stem Cell Research Five Years after Proposition 71

Céline Dion's IVF Pregnancy
When Dion conceived her first child through in vitro fertilization in 2000, she subsequently disclosed that a second embryo conceived at the same time had been frozen at the Manhattan clinic where the IVF procedure was carried out. Today's People article about her second pregnancy did not indicate whether it involved this embryo or whether additional embryos were conceived through more recent IVF procedures.

India welcomes more baby girls for first time


Anchorage Mayor Vetoes Gay-Rights Measure

PepsiCo forms Chicago Gay Pride organization

How to create an underclass: stalk council estates handing out condoms
The sexual revolution was a middle-class affair; the baby boomer generation were the wealthiest in history and believed sexual prudery was no longer necessary, and my generation were brought up believing it was an outdated superstition. We're now realising that there were some very good reasons for it

Radical Environmentalist's Attack on Human Exceptionalism and Economic Collapse Go Hand-in-Hand - Wesley J. Smith

Decline of traditional media
Should the threat to traditional media from the Internet really be a cause for concern?

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