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  • just a conservative girl 9:20 PM on 08/18/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Israel, lobbyists,   

    Beck, Beck, Beck, Get A Grip 

    Glenn Beck is all up in arms that the House Ethics Committee has barred some members of congress from going to his rally in Israel later this month. 

    On the air, Beck said he‘d heard it was Boehner’s office that was not approving members of Congress to attend the event, with 35 representatives at one point planning to attend before being told they’d been rejected by the House and would have to self-fund the trip if they wanted to go.

    Beck wondered whether the congressmen were barred because “it is me as someone who holds the Republicans’ feet to the fire” or as retribution for voting against the debt ceiling deal.

    I am unable to find a list of the 35 that wanted to attend so I don’t know if any of them voted for the debt ceiling or not.  But, what I do know is that if it was indeed Speaker Boehner who stopped this trip, I want to shake his hand. 

    It is about frickin’ time that someone stand up to these congressman (and ladies too) and say hell no, if you want to jet all over the world you have to pay for it yourself.  You see they are not being barred from attending, they are being barred by taking an all expensive paid trip to Israel.  The charity that was planning on footing the bill is indeed a 501 (c)3.  But what Beck doesn’t fully explain is that they don’t get called lobbyists when they are legally allowed to “educate” people on their particular issue.  Whatever that issue may happen to be.  For instance, they can hold seminars on the say global warming (a topic that Beck has spoken out against time and again), and give out all kinds of literature on that topic.  That literature legally will be allowed to contain which legislation affects their topic.  As long as they don’t tell someone directly to contact an elected official or try to contact that official themselves directly on that topic, they are in compliance with the law will be allowed to keep their non-profit tax exempt status.  But they can take them on little junkets to the other side of the world and that is perfectly fine.  That doesn’t sound a tad like lobbying to you? 

    I have seen quite a few conservatives all up in arms and calling Boehner a traitor.  Seriously?  They are legally allowed to indirectly lobby and by paying for this trip to Israel that is exactly what they were trying to do.  The trip would have been so short that they wouldn’t have had time to have any meetings with Israeli officials.  Basically they would have gotten off the plane, gone to Beck’s rally spent the night in I would presume a pretty expensive hotel room and got back on a plane the next day and flown home.  Conservatives have a problem that Boehner put his foot down and said no? 

    Speaker Boehner let me be the first to shake your hand.   They make $174K per year.  They can afford a ticket to Israel.  We need to take away as many people trying to influence the government as possible.  This is why government officials don’t want to leave their jobs.  These are exactly the type of perks that average Joe’s don’t get and make being a professional politician so lucrative.  Enough already. 

    Get a grip Beck.  This is exactly the type of thing you would be all over if the democrats did it.  Is this hypocrisy on your part Glenn or just plain arrogance?

     
    • Ronald Williams 9:26 PM on 08/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Amen to that!!! This post is dead on!!!

    • A.Men 6:55 AM on 08/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Crooked Congress! 10% approve?! Are these lobbyists that are getting their bribes into the crooks’ hands?

      • just a conservative girl 5:27 PM on 08/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

        501C(3)’s are issue orienatated organizations. They can’t directly lobby on legislation, but they can lobby on issues. For those who think Boehner is wrong may want to remember that Planned Parenthood and NARAL are both 501C(3)’s. I am blown away that conservatives are sticking up for the lobbyists. I can only hope that it is ignorance on what a C3 is allowed to do. I used to work in the not for profit sector for many years, so I know exactly where the line is and for Beck to say that they are simply a charity is laughable.

    • Westie 10:10 AM on 08/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe Glenn Beck will just stay in Israel, he could even convert and join the IDF if they accept hysterical crybabies.

  • nosheepleshere 3:31 AM on 05/22/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Israel   

    The Scolding Of America’s Child Emperor 

    I am not a Bible scholar, but I do know this:  Israel is the apple of God’s eye and radical Islam despises her.  The covenant between God and the people of Israel is recorded in Genesis 17:7-8:

    7 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. 8 “I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

    After sitting in Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church for twenty years, I think it is safe to assume that America’s Child Emperor was never introduced to this covenant by the venerable reverend.

    God created, defends and constantly watches over Israel.  Evidence for this statement can be found in Deuteronomy 11:10-12:

    10 “For the land, into which you are entering to possess it, is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you used to sow your seed and water it with your foot like a vegetable garden. 11 “But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, 12 a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning even to the end of the year.”

    God’s pledge to curse any nation that attacked Israel is demonstrated in the attack of the Amalekites upon Israel.  The Amalekites became associated with ruthlessness and trickery and tyranny, even more so than Pharaoh or the Philistines, and required a ruthless response.

    The prophet Obadiah writes in Obadiah 1:15:  “As you have done (to Israel), it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”

    Will the distaste of America’s Child Emperor for traditional American allies become legendary?

    Long overdue, in my humble opinion, Jewish donors and fund-raisers are warning the Obama re-election campaign that the president is at risk of losing financial support because of concerns about his handling of Israel.

    On Thursday, May 19, 2011 America’s Child Emperor made an unprecedented demand that Israel must surrender territory crucial to its very existence. Israel is the only state in the Middle East with a judiciary system that is honest, has an independent media, credible political parties and free and fair elections.  He expects Netanyahu to negotiate Israel’s destiny with Islamic radicals who want no part of these things.  It’s as though the ghost of Yasser Arafat is whispering in Obama’s ear.

    The biblical references mentioned above are deliberate because this president is choosing to ignore God’s covenant with the Israeli people and His promise “As you have done (to Israel), it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”

    He is doing much more than stirring up a hornet’s nest.  He is incurring the wrath of God.

    Israel was created by a sovereign act of God 3500 years ago.  What God has created no man, and especially this president, shall put asunder.  Modern-era liberals have moved away from the teachings of the Bible.  Their ignorance is astounding.  Were they residents of Sderot, the most heavily bombed place in the world, their tune would be wholly different.

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s public scolding of this president was courageous. Tuesday he will address a joint session of Congress and later the annual gathering of Washington’s most powerful pro-Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.  Today, May 22nd, America’s Child Emperor will address AIPAC in what the Obama regime hopes will dispel the fears of Israel’s supporters.

    AIPAC President Lee Rosenberg has sent an e-mail to delegates not to boo President Barack Obama during his speech to the AIPAC annual policy conference on Sunday. “We ask that you act and react to every speech, address, and briefing that will be offered as part of the conference program in only the most positive manner,” Rosenberg wrote.

    Rosenberg’s e-mail is clearly targeted at responses to Obama’s speech, as there is no concern that the AIPAC delegates will heckle Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or other Israeli speakers.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
    • just a conservative girl 4:27 PM on 05/22/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Not only did they not boo, but they gave him a very warm welcome and seemed to be cheering him by the time they left.

      I don’t see the Jewish vote turning away from the dems anytime soon.

  • nosheepleshere 8:14 AM on 06/12/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Israel, Mosab Yousef,   

    Save Mosab Yousef 

    Mosab Yousef is a man of extraordinary courage, a hero to the nation of Israel and a convert from a religion that demands blood sacrifice to Christianity.  The intelligence he supplied Israel led to the exposure of a number of terrorist cells and to the prevention of dozens of suicide bombings and assassination attempts on Israeli figures.

    For years, this man risked everything to stop terrorism and save innocent lives, but the United States Department of Homeland Security is considering deporting him.

    In 2007, Mr. Yousef came to the United States, where he converted to Christianity from Islam and applied for political asylum. The request was denied in February 2009, Mr. Yousef says, on grounds that he was potentially “a danger to the security of the United States” and had “engaged in terrorist activity.” His case has automatically proceeded to the deportation stage, and on June 30, 2010 at 8 a.m. he will appear before Judge Rico Bartolomei in Homeland Security Immigration Court in San Diego.

    Mr. Yousef is a native of the West Bank, which is where he would presumably return if he is deported and where Hamas would immediately seek to kill him. Under the Convention Against Torture, the U.S. has an international treaty obligation not to return people to countries where their lives would be at risk. That concern stopped the return to China of the Uighers at Guantanamo, and rightly so. It would dishonor the U.S. to deport a convert in the war on terror because our immigration bureaucracy is too obtuse to make even life and death distinctions.

    For this reason, I support the efforts to save Mosab Yousef.  Please visit the Save Mosab Yousef website to learn how you can help stop this rendition of a well-documented hero in the war against terror.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
  • Mary Sue 9:41 AM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Israel, Palestine   

    David Horowitz asks a single question, eliciting a very revealing response from a Muslim student 

    H/T: The Right Scoop

    David Horowitz, Editor-in-Chief of News Real Blog, spoke Monday night at UCSD to offer balance of opinion as the Muslim Student Association(MSA) sponsored Israeli Apartheid Week: A Call to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Israel – May 10th – May 13th, 2010 on campus. Horowitz received a question from a student Jimena Imad Musa Ahmal Bahiri, who seems intent on showing Horowitz as spreading false information about connections between MSA’s and Jihad terrorist networks.  The entire exchange, seen in the video here , is fascinating.  It is Horowitz final question to the student, however, that uncovers a profound hatred in the young woman:

    Horowitz: If you don’t condemn Hamas, obviously you support it.  Case closed.  I have had this experience at UC Santa Barbara, where there were 50 members of the Muslim Students Association sitting right in the rows there.  And throughout my hour talk I kept asking them, will you condemn Hizbollah and Hamas. And none of them would.  And then when the question period came, the president of the Muslim Students Association was the first person to ask a question. And I said, ‘Before you start, will you condemn Hizbollah?’ And he said, ‘Well, that question is too complicated for a yes or no answer.’ So I said, ‘Okay, I’ll put it to you this way.  I am a Jew.  The head of Hizbollah has said that he hopes that we will gather in Israel so he doesn’t have to hunt us down globally.  For or Against it?

    MSA member: For it.

    As you will see in the video, the young woman appears to have spent much if not all of her life in America.  She has little if any discernible accent when she speaks.  She has been taught to feel this anger and hatred.  It seems highly unlikely to me she would be interested in truly hearing Mr. Horowitz’s opinions.  Rather she uses the opportunity to reinforce her own beliefs.    Credit her with honesty for her willingness to state on the record she would support such a “goal.”  If she were a wiser person she might find a future filled with violence against the Jews solves nothing.  It will, however, assure more war and despair for future generations in the Middle East.  How very sad.

    Cross posted at Ruby Slippers

     
    • Jill 11:09 AM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wouldn’t you like to be able to trace how this young woman got where she is today?

      • backyardconservative 11:29 AM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

        The closest thing I’ve seen to that is when I visited a Young Pioneer’s camp in the old USSR–our group played volleyball with the youths. Then we had to endure a speech–the unquestioning, hectoring, creepy zeal of the woman, assuredly a member of the communist party, has stuck in my mind for nearly 40 years.

        • rubyslipperblog 12:20 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

          I was asking myself the same question Jill asked, how did she get to this point. That must have been quite a speech to stay with you all these years. I am sure this woman has had hatred reinforced through such speeches and continues to have it reinforced through the MSA right on her campus. Many support a two state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict but this woman undermines her cause with her answer. Would a Palestinian state be enough to assuage such anger?

    • nicedeb 12:51 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I saw that video, last night, and instantly put it on Facebook for my high school and college aged ‘friends’ to see. Most schools have folks like that, and our kids are taught to be tolerant and accepting of the even most evil and noxious ideologies for the sake of multiculturalism . I’m not saying that all Muslims are like that, but our kids should be aware of them, and not align themselves with them in any way, shape or form…

    • Quite Rightly 4:49 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank God for the blogosphere, for free speech, and for courageous people like David Horowitz who exercise it. Without them, we would not be able to witness this young woman’s cold-blooded admission. Jihad Watch is carrying a story about Catholic schoolchildren in the UK being required by their school and diocese to dress as Muslims for a required school trip to a Liverpool mosque, the very one that spawned the Glasgow airport bombing and the failed London bombings, which relied on car bombs similar in construction to the one planted in Times Square. Of course, the required mosque field trip was all about “promoting tolerance.” What do you think the chances are of Muslim schoolchildren being required to dress in Catholic school uniforms to visit a cathedral for a lesson about Catholicism taught by a bishop?

      Tolerance is a “nice”-sounding word, and judgment is not, but judgment ought to be consulted before we decide what we are going to tolerate and what we are not going to tolerate.

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