Is George Soros Forging a Closer Alliance With the Muslim Brotherhood?

For conservatives, the mere mention of George Soros joining forces with the Muslim Brotherhood conjures images of an unholy alliance forged in the fiery pits of Mordor.

Yet according to several reports, including one from FrontPageMag on Monday, that alliance is in fact being forged. The reports connect George Soros to the Muslim Brotherhood through his various shadow organizations including the International Crisis Group and his new spokesmen, Marwan Muasher and Mohamed ElBaradei. Soros along with Muasher and ElBaradei have consistently been featured in media downplaying the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood — and even urged the Egyptian government to “normalize” relations with the militant group earlier in the year. Never failing to miss an opportunity to undermine the U.S. and Israel, Soros is working tirelessly to help the enemy of his enemies.

Consistently referring to Israel as the “stumbling block” to peace in the Middle East, Soros makes no bones about his hopes for the Brotherhood. He even heartily encouraged giving the Muslim Brotherhood a place at Egypt‘s table when the country’s streets erupted into flames of dissent earlier this year.

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Us vs. Them

This is me being completely honest with you. My disgust with and contempt for Barack Obama grows every time I hear that dangerous man speak. Obama’s press conference yesterday was little more than an exercise in class warfare, big government rhetoric. His remarks were aimed almost exclusively at the massive numbers of dumb masses who actually buy into his “us vs. them” class warfare rhetoric. Idiots who spend their days wallowing in self-pity brought on by their belief that all those disgusting rich people have the things they have because they’ve spent their lives exploiting the poor, cheating on their income taxes and engaging in various other types of immoral and illegal behavior.

Obama painted a picture of Americans who want a “fair” society, college education for their children, meat inspections, tornado warnings, and medical research for the sick versus the evil Republicans who want to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires buzzing around on their corporate jets! Here’s just one example from yesterday’s presser:

“If we do not have revenues, that means there are a bunch of kids out there who do not have college scholarships,” Obama said. “[It] might compromise the National Weather Services. It means we might not be funding critical medical research. It means that food inspection might be compromised. I’ve said to Republican leaders, ‘You go talk to your constituents and ask them, “Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?”

Again, why the focus on these corporate jets? Spending by our federal government is set to grow well over $46 trillion over the next ten years. This jet tax break that we are talking about would gain us $3 billion over the next ten years. $3 billion. Does anyone find it frustrating that we are focusing on such a tiny blip on the Richter scale of government spending?

Well you know why Obama is focusing on private jets, don’t you? That would be because private jets might be the number-one really visible of wealth in this country. Probably about 80% of the population will see a small jet in the sky on any given day. This is especially true in urban areas – where the airports are and, and, coincidentally, where many of the poor that Obama is courting live. Perhaps the hope is that by casting the patina of evil on the people riding in those jets a certain reaction can be promoted every time one flies overhead. “Yeah – there’s another private jet. I’ll be there’s some CEO in that jet who doesn’t pay his fair share in taxes; and he probably is earning thousands of times more than the people who work for him and made him rich. Bastard!”

There’s another aspect to making people who fly on private jets the focus of evil. Airport security. You have 95-year-old women dying of cancer having to remove their Depends. You can’t get on an airplane carrying more than 3oz of sunscreen. You junk gets manhandled every time you fly somewhere. The Obama comes along and talks about these CEOs (it’s always CEOs) getting in his private jet without having to go through any security and carrying anything he wants to carry. That whole riff is designed to do nothing less than create a sense of resentment in those who fly commercial.

Let me share something else with you about these corporate jets. It’s not always CEOs. In fact, it’s not usually CEOs. Let’s take a company in New Jersey with a production facility in Arkansas. Something goes wrong with the automation on the Arkansas production line. If it is not fixed quickly a few hundred Arkansas workers will be told that the plant will not be operating for a few days. Production lost. Income lost. So an IT automation expert is loaded on the corporate jet at Newark and flown to the small Arkansas town where the production line is located – a town with no commercial air service. The problem is fixed overnight, and the production line opens on schedule.

Then there’s the Corporate Angel Network. Here’s the slogan: “Cancer Patients Fly Free In Empty Seats on Corporate Jets.” In 2010 the Corporate Angel Network flew 3.021 cancer patients for free to and from treatment centers. Tell me – do cancer patients fly free in empty seats on commercial carriers? The answer is NO.

And another thing about these corporate jet tax breaks. What Barack Obama failed to tell us is that this “accelerated depreciation” tax credit is something that was included …… in his own stimulus plan! The great Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed by an all-Democrat Congress and championed by Barack Obama himself, included these very tax breaks that he is now demonizing. The Associated Press ran this story in February of 2009:

Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes.

The incentive — first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks — sharply reduces the up front tax bill for companies who buy assets like business planes.

The aviation industry, which is cutting jobs as it suffers from declining shipments and canceled orders, hopes the tax break in the economic-stimulus bill just signed by President Barack Obama will persuade more companies to buy planes and snap a slump in general aviation that began last year.

“This is exactly the type of financial incentive that should be included in a stimulus bill,” said Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., in an interview. His state lost at least 6,900 jobs at Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft, both based in Wichita.…

The incentive — known as accelerated depreciation — lets companies take a larger deduction in the early years of the life of an asset such as a plane.

Companies will have to place orders by the end of 2009, and those planes will need to be delivered by the end of 2010 to take advantage of the tax benefit.

First used in the months following 9/11, an industry study found accelerated depreciation helped boost sales by 43 percent, and later contributed an additional $2 billion in sales when implemented again in 2003.

Another asinine claim in Obama’s presser included this falsehood about taxes being lower now than they have ever been. Here’s what he said in his presser … and, again, notice the disdain in his voice in referencing corporate jets:

If you are a wealthy CEO or hedge fund manager in America right now, your taxes are lower than they have ever been. They’re lower than they’ve been since the 1950s. And you can afford it. You’ll still be able to ride on your corporate jet. You’ll just have to pay a little more…

Anybody who will simply look at a chart of federal tax income rates and determine that taxes were higher in the 50s must have been educated in government schools. Income tax rates only tell part of the story: According to the Tax Foundation, more than two-thirds of all taxes paid by Americans in 2010 will be something other than income taxes. We must also consider payroll taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, deductions, all of which play a role in the amount of money government collects and the burden it places on its citizens. So PolitiFact found a way to analyze our tax burden …

There is another way — calculating all taxes paid by Americans and dividing the sum by the nation’s total income. To make this calculation, we turned to the Tax Foundation’s annual “Tax Freedom Day” report, which offers calculations of total tax burden going back to 1900. (There was no federal income tax then, but there were state and other taxes.)

The foundation’s expected tax burden for 2010 is 26.9 percent, up slightly from the 2009 tax burden of 26.6 percent. (This is not unusual: The tax burden typically falls during recessions, as taxpayers move to lower tax brackets.)

Under Eisenhower, that figure ranged from 24.8 percent to 27.7 percent, with the figure lower than 26.9 percent for seven out of eight years. So by this measurement, the tax burden was lower most of the time under Eisenhower.

Now that we have our facts straight, let’s talk about the fact that Barack Obama is standing up there at his podium telling you what you can and cannot afford. He said that taxes are “lower than they’ve been since the 1950s. And you can afford it.” That’s Obama channeling Karl Marx: “From each according to their ability. To each according to their need.”

We have a Marxist in the White House.

Muslim men and rape

How is multi culturalism working out in once fairly homogeneous Norway? In a report from Israel’s Arutz Sheva based on a Norwegian

amazing police report released there this month, every single solved case of assault-rape in the country in 2010 was carried out by a Muslim immigrant.

And why is that?

The report was cited by an official Norwegian television station, which interviewed a victim who said that her rapist explained to her that his religion permits him to rape her.


“Many of the perpetrators who commit these rapes are on the edge of society often unemployed, arriving from traumatized countries. In the past five years it has often been asylum seekers.”

The problem is not new. A report in Aftenposten in 2001 said: “While 65 percent of those charged with rape are classed as coming from a non-western background, this segment makes up only 14.3 percent of Oslo’s population. Norwegian women were the victims in 80 percent of the cases.”
“In other words,” says the New American, “Muslims from Africa and other benighted Third World places are targeting Western women for rape.” It elaborates:

“In 2005, the blogger Fjordman reported on a similar rape wave in Sweden. A crime prevention study that year reported that Algerians, Libyans, Moroccans, and Tunisians ‘dominate the group of rape suspects,’ he reported. The same year, the newspaper Aftonbladet reported that nearly half of all rapists were immigrants.”

The situation is similar in other Scandinavian countries which are, ironically, quite hostile to Israel. But now Norway has multi culturalism and diversity. Isn’t that wonderful?

A Tea Party president?

In the latest Rasmussen generic poll, things aren’t looking too good for the Chosen One, Barack Obama. A generic poll just means “any Republican candidate” versus Barack Obama. So when that is the case, 42% of Americans say they would vote for Obama while 46% say they would vote for the Republican candidate .. whoever that turns out to be. Now when you match him up against specific Republican candidates, that may be a different story. But the fact is that for weeks now, Americans have been saying that they would rather vote for anyone other than Barack Obama.

Now, in the past, the Tea Party has been a force to be reckoned with. It has shown that it has political clout by influencing important votes, generating voter turnout and supporting popular candidates who are actually able to win. So at this point, who is the Tea Party most excited about? Well according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Wednesday, Rick Perry is the top choice for Tea Party supporters. He has 20% of the Tea Party support, followed by Mitt Romney with 17%, Sarah Palin with 16% and Michele Bachmann with 12%. No mention of Herman Cain.

I have no idea how accurately this poll reflects Tea Party voters, but the fact is that Republicans have a real shot of winning the presidency if things keep going like this for Barack Obama. We have a lonnng way to go until November 2012, so my advice to Republicans is: don’t blow it. Your grandchildren can’t afford it.

Wicomico County Personnel Lay Offs? Nope.

Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt plans to meet with the county department heads this Friday, to discuss the how the 2012 budget will effect county personnel. It’s speculated that there will be an announcement of at least one layoff.

The problem is, the layoffs already occurred. It was personnel from Planning and Zoning….but guess what?

and you won’t believe this…… They were REHIRED at Public Works, with, yes, a RAISE.

Look for the spin on Friday.

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Imagine John Lennon as a Republican

Often as people mature they out-grow their naïve embrace of leftist ideology and begin to see things in their true light, American Thinker favorite Robin of Berkeley, David Mamet and the late Ron Silver immediately come to mind, but John Lennon? According to the Toronto Sun:

John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death – according to the tragic Beatles star’s last personal assistant.

Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon’s death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.

In new documentary Beatles Stories, Seaman tells filmmaker Seth Swirsky Lennon wasn’t the peace-loving militant fans thought he was while he was his assistant.

He says, “John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on (Democrat) Jimmy Carter.


“I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who’s an old-time communist… He enjoyed really provoking my uncle… Maybe he was being provocative… but it was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism.

“He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he’d been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy’s naiveté.”

This new revelation about the late rock & roll legend should give us all pause to reflect upon the hollow nature of liberalism. For those of us who have misguided friends, family and associates who continue to cling to the factually devoid ideology of the left, be patient yet unrelenting in exposing these lost souls to the truth and Imagine them discovering the world of reality. It would have been amazing to watch John Lennon playing Mind Games with Fred’s uncle.

Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing

Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend’s July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.

“Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party,” said the report from Harvard. [See political cartoons about the 2012 GOP field.]

“The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats. According to this interpretation, there is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans,” write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam. [Enjoy political cartoons about President Obama.]

Their findings also suggest that Democrats gain nothing from July 4th parades, likely a shocking result for all the Democratic politicians who march in them. [Check out editorial cartoons about the Democrats.]

“There is no evidence of an increased likelihood of identifying as a Democrat, indicating that Fourth of July shifts preferences to the right rather than increasing political polarization,” the two wrote.

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