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Comment by Michael Asahina on July 19, 2010 at 11:40pm
Do you know why General McChrystal resigned? Pastor Manning of Harlem says its because of Obama's rules of engagement in Afghanistan. You can't shoot at the Taliban unless you can see their eyes and weapon.

In this forum lots of looking for answers on what is going on with our country. Has anyone been following Attorney Phillip J. Berg and the Birther's March coming in the next couple of months?

Pastor Manning has joined with Berg Esquire to remove Obama from office. I get a kick out of listening to Pastor Manning because the truth he speaks is so outrageous even the CIA has been to his office to ask what he meant by executing Obama. He explained to the CIA and the NYPD that there should be a trial and if Obama is found guilty of Treason, we can execute him. Manning has since toned it down to say that Congress should arrest Obama and send him to Guantanomo Bay. Needless to say the CIA backed off.

Then Manning organized a trial and march which was held in May, but before it happened attorneys for the corporate council of NYC appealed to a judge to have the march and trial stopped. After a few days the judge signed the permit.

Since some of Pastor Manning's YouTube videos were banned you can go to the ATLAH website to see them.

In this old timer's forum, for those before computers and cell phones, there was a time when we were asked to piss in bottles. One of the things sampled for was China White. How many of you have ever heard of the Sassoon family who played a major role is why China resents the Western World. The story of opium and all the Silver in China, and the Treaty of Nanking.

As you can imagine such activities just don't stop, Governments, Guns and Drugs. It seems to fit what Pastor Manning says about Obama's mother and mother-in-law, working for banks known to be CIA fronts. Pastor Manning from Fox News investigative team determined that Obama's time at Columbia was a front from his recruitment as a CIA operative while at Occidental College. And I just thought it was about Blagojevich and Resko, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dhorn, while Mrs. hired Barack while she worked with Dhorn, and Michelle plea-bargained a permanent disbarment for a felony All kinds of facts that you think this is a James Bond movie, are we laughing while videos from Afghanistan show what our boys are facing in Obama's War.

On a good note do you think that Justice Thomas is going to be remembered as one of the great Justice's for what he did for the people in pointing out the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment which guaranteed the freed slaves and abolitionists their right to economic work and citizenship, and getting us past the theoretical arguments to abridge our freedom, and the Ninth Amendment which points out that the Supreme Court is only human and cannot limit what liberties and freedoms we have yet to discover in the future, and that the Second Amendment is a privilege that protects the 14th Amendment, thereby incorporating the Second into the Bill of Rights. Something great just happened here, don't you think, Who is this Justice Thomas? Simple stated there probably would have been alot fewer lynchings had the 14 stopped the creation of Gun Control as the device of the day for government tyranny, the kind of things President Jefferson told us about.
Comment by MAC on July 19, 2010 at 7:58pm
just heard obama has come up with a new award called the meritirious restraint medal. Im not making this shit up guys. Who heard about the TN National Guard unit on OP on the Mexican Border who retreated from Armed Mexicans on U.S. Soil?
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on July 19, 2010 at 2:03pm
I too, dream of the Founders return, and the ensuing trials, and the numerous firing squads, and public hangings....good times.
Does anyone else think Gen. McCrystal knew what would happen after he talked to Rolling Stone...duh? They won't be able to hang this (war?) on him. Poppies my butt, the biggest business in Afghanistan is WAR and the rich Afghans never want it to end...so it won't.
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 19, 2010 at 12:17pm
Yeah, but my arm ain't what it used to be and an empty bottle is easier to throw. Besides, I hate to waste good beer on bad people.
Comment by James F. Burgos on July 19, 2010 at 10:38am
Dave, have you noticed that when you empty the beer bottles and THEN throw them, you tend to lose your " sight picture ". ???
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 19, 2010 at 10:25am
Hey James, my last several "votes" WERE from the roof top, but they took my "vote" away! Now I have to throw empty beer bottles!
Comment by James F. Burgos on July 19, 2010 at 10:23am
Arthur, you are so right ! When Politicians only care about the Supremacy of the PARTY, not the Beneficial Governance of the Nation, then things turn rotten. If I had a " time machine " and could bring some our Founding Fathers back into the 21st Century, they would look around in HORROR at what has become of their dream. They successfully rebelled against King George III for a LOT LESS than what has been imposed upon us today. I think that Patrick Henry would burst into tears. " Have you forgotten what I said when I faced the gallows ? Give me Liberty, or give me Death. " Thomas Jefferson would remind us that " Revolution, now and then, is a HEALTY thing. "
Comment by arthur h eschenburg on July 19, 2010 at 10:01am
The first thing that the people have to do in novembers election is stop voting republican or democrat. if some gets elected one or the other then they are beholding to the leadership and the party not to the people that put them there. We need to do away with political parties so that elected officials are only going to be loyal to the people that elected them, and therefore might do what is right for the country.everyone needs to vote independent, and kick out these corupt,ungrateful hypocrits that we now have in offices all across this country
Comment by James F. Burgos on July 19, 2010 at 9:45am
Say guys, don't believe anything you hear on broadcast news anymore. It is the the mainstream media, which read more like Pravda and the Peoples Daily, to mislead you, discourage you, and make you give up. Have any of you attended a local Tea Party meeting ? Most people running for office that speak at Tea Party meetings are NOT politicians. I have heard Contractors, Dentists, Businessmen all running for office and asking for our VOTES. The " Political Class " as they are OPENLY CALLED today were not envisioned by our FOUNDING FATHERS ! Professional POLITICIANS act like Royalty and have come to BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE ROYALTY. Time to clean house. Saw a great " tee shirt " at a gun show. It shows an M-16 and says " When Elections Fail, VOTE from the rooftops. " Lexington Green, anyone ?
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 18, 2010 at 2:54pm
Dave that must to have been for California from all the news I have been hearing.

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