Speaking of the Federal Reserve
From No Apology: Federal Reserve will destroy America.
Conservative Beach Girl is speech protected in accordance with the Constitution of the United States of America. "The Constitution is not a suicide pact" - Justice Robert H. Jackson, 1949. Our representative republic based on our U.S. Constitution has many wolves slashing at our heels and hearts. Enemies within and enemies without; we must take them at their word, even as they dissemble at every turn to advance their cause to destroy our way of life and end our freedoms.
From No Apology: Federal Reserve will destroy America.
Aside from the fact that hardly anyone who votes on Obama Rationed NON-health care, the explanation is simple.
Here's a post/video from Fausta's Blog: Iranian Demonstrators: Beat it!.
How extraordinary. Jesus Christ was Mohammad. How extraordinary it would be if these brave researchers were to find that the Koran is in some aspects the efforts of other writers to "translate" or to "write" early Judeo-Christian holy texts for some purpose unknown and possibly unknowable to us today even with research.And some other writers tried to capture the teachings of Jesus Christ/Mohammad. Earth shattering concept.And how interesting it would be if Islam developed following the creation of the eventual Roman Church as another attempt to interpret or "describe" God developing into another sect of Christianity? And then like most "religions" controlled by power-hungry men was transformed into their hold on their power structure?I am hardly a scholar of Islam but I have read much of the Koran and some parts are clearly similar to the Christian Holy Bible and the Torah.Thank you, Baron.
And how interesting it would be if Islam developed following the creation of the eventual Roman Church as another attempt to interpret or "describe" God developing into another sect of Christianity?"Well..." Henrik wrote:If you really dig into the genesis of Islam, you'll find that it isn't 'another attempt', it is an original religion (sort of), based on the life of Muhammad, teaching its believers to basically behave like him (Quran 33:21)That's not very nice.Jesus was a good human being with courage and compassion, a rare combination. He'd go in and absolve people from the stiffness of ancient Jewish law, abolish stoning and the like. Good stuff.Muhammad, on the other hand, reintroduced stoning and other barbaric punishments. That he called upon the ancient Arab moongod Allah to justify this is scary, but at least one shouldn't taint Christianity by assuming it's the same god - it isn't.Some parts are clearly similar to the Christian Holy Bible and the Torah.That's because it's lifted from Christian and Jewish sources. Muhammad paid the Jews in Medina to provide him with material for his 'revelation', but unfortunately his memory wasn't too good, and he misrepresented many of those stories.One of the more interesting is the twisted Kain & Abel story found in sura 5, where the greatest problem becomes hiding the evidence of fratricide. That's a prelude to the violent passages 5:32 - 5:35, frequently misquoted by our Dear Leaders to prove Islam peaceful.More important that the Quran is actually the Sirat, the life story of Muhammad. Two versions exist, by Ibn Ishaq and Al-Tabari (both ancient Islamic scholars). They explain what Muhammad did in his life, and why those emulating him tend to act in such violent ways.A wonderfully entertaining (yet scholarly) analysis of the life of Muhammad can be found at Prophet of Doom. It's free.
Qur'an 5:33 is violent, murderous, and intolerant: Qur'an 5:33 "The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and who do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified, or their hands and their feet shall be cut off on opposite sides, or they shall be exiled. That is their disgrace in this world, and a dreadful torment is theirs in Hell." Then: Qur'an 5:34 "Except for those who come back (as Muslims) with repentance before they fall into your power."In trying to defend Islam and the Qur'an, the President of the United States (George W. Bush) and the Muslim woman quoted a verse that was inspired by Jewish folklore rather than Muhammad's god. Then they did what she falsely accused me of doing; she and George misquoted the Qur'an and took it out of context. But worst of all, they tried to deceive the millions into believing that Islam, the Qur'an, and its god were peaceful when the very passage they selected required Muslims to "punish" and "disgrace" non-Muslims with: murder, torture, mutilation, enslavement, or exile so that Allah might "torment them in Hell."
This is the message of Islam to its followers. You decide how we defend ourselves from such "teachings." I trust Mr. Winn will not mind that I used the quotations. Tundra Tabloid: the compassion of Islam.
Americans do not need socialized medicine otherwise known as rationed health care. Do you want a GS4 pay grade admin government clerk deciding whether or not you or a member of your family gets the care you need depending on criteria unrelated to your health?
In America, we have heard that all of your communications have been cut off. We have heard today that the Iranian government killed many Iranian citizens who were protesting; actually we heard that you have experienced massacres today.
Tundra Tabloid had this post out a few days ago and I am just getting around to posting it here: Somali Jihadis ban watching movies... In light of the protesting that is going on in Iran at the moment, perhaps it is time to pause and see what the Religion of Peace would mean to us and what it means in the darkness of night to people or to the peoples subjected to its brutality. Tundra Tabloid is a magnificent blog where you get the truth in words and pictures of the 7th Century mentality that encapsulates the Religion of Peace around the world. And why are we bringing this cancer into our nations of the West? Exactly why is that? Some folks don't want to "change" and become enlightened to women's rights and to equality, et al. When will the seemingly comatose leaders of the Western world get that.
Khamenei: Iran won't cede elections from the Washington Post. Well, once again we see the heavy jack-booted thugs of Iran's THEOCRACY killing its own citizens in the streets. Will you Americans once and for all GET THE PICTURE? Islam is a THEOCRACY which controls a person's life in every respect from cradle to grave. And speaking of cradle to grave, if you are born a Muslim (Barry), you cannot leave Islam of your own free will. I do not support Mr. Obama's policies that will enslave us and kill many of us through RATIONED NON-HEALTH CARE but many people wonder why our president of the "free world" has taken so long to speak out in support of the protesters in Iran as we saw Neda's body gushing blood from her mouth and men working to save her as her father stood next to her. Only one woman's opinion - Mr. Obama can say now all the words he wants but his tardiness speaks much more in his tacit support for the Khamenei regime. And keep in mind that while Mr. Obama may not be willing to shoot us down like rabid dogs in the street, his economic policies will result in the deaths of many Americans, many non-HIspanic white Americans and others as well as collateral damage in his war against Capitalism and against the middle-class of small business men and women. One can tell a person's character by the company he keeps and Mr. Obama did not fail to tell us his: Rev. Wright, Jr. and the Black Liberation Theology; our domestic terrorists Ayers and his charming wife; and Tony Resko. Wait for the next Islamist terrorist attack in America (helped along by who knows whom) and we will find ourselves in martial law faster than you can say our "Kenyan Muslim president" in the words of a local talk-radio personality. Why did Mr. Obama take so long to speak out for freedom in Iran and for a stop to the killing of Iranians? He could not speak out against the Supreme Leader unless or until his words have been cleared through back-channels for appearances sake by that very Supreme Leader. Again, one woman's opinion. Our nation's people believe in the separation of church and state, so much so that the limo lizard liberals (ah, Progressives of either party) won't even allow a person to mention God even in the public square without going bonkers. But Islam is a THEOCRACY not a religion as we perceive religion to be; Islam is not a private matter; Islam is not compatible with our way of life and our form of government; and anyone belonging to the Religion of Peace CANNOT legitimately serve in the House of Representatives, the Senate, or the White House because their taking of the 'oath of office' is a lie. But then to advance the inroads of Islam within our borders, the lie is the thing. To the protesters in Iran, your courage and bravery speak to your desire for freedom. You are young; time is on your side. Keep freedom or the fight for freedom alive in Iran... Americans want you as our friends and trading partners, not as our enemies. You are Persians; yours is an ancient civilization hijacked by men seeking total power under the name of God. Get the words and pictures out to us any way you can. We are watching. Even as we are powerless to assist you, you can trust the American people - the moms, the dads, the young men and women your age.
It is Wimbledon time in England and I've got two weeks of watching pro-tennis. Yippee!
To the men and women protesting the recent elections or mock elections in Iran, we in America are watching you and praying for your bravery. Here in our nation, our freedoms are being grabbed from us in ways we hardly notice under bills and legislation designed to make more and more of us dependent upon our government and yet we remain the symbol of "freedom."
Now Dave Letterman, just not wanting to let go, by innuendo, accuses in a 'joke' of course, Sarah Palin of inviting him on a hunting. The meaning is clear.
I'm not up on the details but thanks are in order to President Obama and whomever - the court? - had a hand in stopping the release of those damaging photos for the time being.
Rush Limbaugh's The Limbaugh Letter, June 2009, has just come out and has articles for all of us to read and absorb. The first is "We need a Teaching Tour, Not a Listening Tour" upon which I intend to focus my attention for this post.
Speaker of the House Pelosi, I am writing to ask you to vote to keep the interrogation pictures that will endanger our military men and women PRIVATE.
For several days now I have wanted to mention that Robin Soderling added a touch of more elegance and light-hearted graciousness during the awards ceremony at Roland Garros when Roger Federer earned the tournament championship.
Today in Sky News, we read about Air France 447: Terror Names linked to Doomed Flight AF 447.
It is not possible that what I have just heard on Fox News is true as reported by a good reporter - Harrison Fox - as I recall, I could be wrong about her name. If true, it demonstrates naivete in the extreme in our new President Obama. Or does it?
Roger Federer wins Roland Garros in three straight sets! Thank God! As one fan, my nerves couldn't take more than the three straight sets. Congratulations to Mirka and baby-Federer too! And to Roger Federer: Congratulations for your 14 wins to tie Pet Sampas and now to enter with the other men who have won the series of slams that you have won. You have graciousness, class, and most of all a good heart. It is an honor to have seen you play from so many miles away and it is an honor to be a part of the history of your fans worldwide who cherish the honor and sportsmanship you personify and bring to tennis and life. As your fans, we do nothing but we hope you can feel our good wishes cheering you on to victory. You demonstrate what we would all like to have - courage, honor, and humility. God bless you and your family.
With all of Mr. Obama's grand talk about the wonderful, peaceful world of Islam, Pamela of Atlas Shrugs has prepared and offered us an extraordinary piece that chronicles much of Mr. Obama's speech in the Middle East and also shows us pictures documenting the truth of the brutality treated upon women within the peaceful Muslim world today. Islam does treat women badly and seems to do so indiscriminately so to speak. If the women are young Christian girls, they can be and have been beheaded on the way home from school. If Muslim girls, they can be whipped if they are rape victims and they are also subjected to female genital mutilation. For all those "Blame America Firsters" who want to herald the moral equivalency between Islamic Republics and their treatment of their prisoners and their citizens and America water boarding THREE high value targets when our service men are water boarded in training - get a grip or go pound sand. You are delusional if you think America is anywhere close to the brutality routinely practiced in those cultures. H/T to Larwyn for link to Pamela's piece: Obama to Ummah: "America is not - and never will be - at war with Islam" Usama: Called for "Long War Against Infidels". Thank you, Pam.
At First Things, Lolcat Obama & Mustache: Hussein'alicious has all the references and more that you need to read of the loyalties of our Islamist President who favors the Muslim Brotherhood and their subsidiaries, Hamas and Hezbollah, and selects Egypt as the venue for his speech to the "Muslim World." Interesting that now America, as Obama has stated is not a Christian nation, but is a major Muslim nation or words to that effect. Also, he chose to speak to the "Muslim World" in Egypt when most of the Muslim World is not Arab. To the Israelis - you are on your own, my friends. You have no friend in the White House. Link to First Things and The Anchoress's post, H/T to Larwyn. When will Obama tire of putting America down. And the lies he told of Islam's history and traditions of tolerance not to mention of inventions. Obama claims to be a student of history. Maybe he studied that history either at the madrassa when he was a boy or when he was using that cocaine because that sure seems to be when he studied U.S. history and Constitutional Law. "Oh, high on cocaine; studying Islam in the rain; oh, give me one more hit for Big Mo so I can Light up the Main." Where is Willie Nelson when you need him? Of course, I liked Bob Dylan better when he lit a cigarette (was that a match or cigarette) on a parking meter and called up the lady on Time just to have someone to talk to... I know I've got the words wrong but Obama's glowing pride in the accomplishments of Islam was pathetic tripe. We can see Obama's agenda is to destroy American capitalism and the white middle class, the only NON-PROTECTED ethnic group; plenty of our money has gone to shore up AIG which practices Sharia Finance; and as Obama moves forward with his agenda, we will see surprisingly that he may well turn out to be the Second Coming of the Messiah for the Secularists and for the followers of the Theology of Climate Change AND the 12 Madhi or whatever or whomever it is that Mad Jad is waiting for. Mercy... Now that's a whole lot of power in the hands of one man but a whole lot of fun for him too as he gobbles up our private sector. In Russia, the first thing Lenin's boys did was take over the banks... sound familiar? Here is one more link from Atlas Shrugs that needs to be attached to this post: Obama to Ummah: "America is not - and never will be - at war with Islam" Usama: Called for "Long War Against Infidels".
As all of we followers of Roland Garros men's singles know by now, Federer took the match with Gael Monfils in three straight sets. Mr. Federer states that Mr. Monfils is a beautiful athlete. As an athlete with innate talent that appears true and it is delightful to watch when Monfils is on his game but... As an observer, I would add that Mr. Monfils would be a much better package as a true professional athlete if he spent some training time on pro-tennis court manners. It is rather distasteful to see a pro-tennis Frenchman pounding his chest. In Monfils, it just doesn't come across as entertainment. Sadly, he doesn't have that many years to develop that side of his "game." Monfils can add that professional depth to his game if he wants to do so. He looks like a clean-cut, hardworking young man. This is the easiest part of his game to improve. Reach for it, Monfils. Tuesday, I came out swinging in chastising the crowd of the Monfis-Andy Roddick match and I stand by that. Their over-all behavior was rude. But not entirely their fault as they took the bait thrown at them by their "favorite" son. But what an improvement in the next match. KUDOS all around for the crowd, the spectators, at the Federer-Monfils match. You cheered for both players and demonstrated great spectator sportsmanship. We all want the players we support to win. When we get this far into the tournament, we sometimes find ourselves cheering the next day for the player we did not support the day before - as the field narrows. To the Chair Umpire and the line umpires, thank you for demonstrating fairness. I tend to believe that if the night match had been between Federer and Monfils instead of Monfils and Andy Roddick, and had Federer said he could not see the ball, the match would have been called until the next day so that play could have continued in daylight. The clear chair and supervisor umpire bias against Roddick and against fair play was shameful. As it turns out the umpires did call a match for darkness just the night or two nights before when the same Monfils was down and he "complained" that he could not see ball. Amazingly, one can play better in daylight when one can actually see the ball. Amazing! Plenty of Kudos for the crowd and for the Chair Umpire and line umpires during the Federer-Monfils match. Thank you.
As you all know, Federer and Del Potro move on to the Semis at Roland Garros. This is getting so tense, I can hardly watch until the re-runs. Yippee! And Soderling too with Gonzalez. I haven't checked the match-up. For me, I'm just taking the wins as they come. And the women are battling too. I haven't checked where they stand... What fun! How wonderful it must be to be able to attend Roland Garros! Congratulations to all of you who have been able to attend one match or throughout. How exciting this match play has been.
Below, you will find several items for reading that cast interesting light on Obama's decision to speak in Egypt. The reading is worth your time as it provided more appreciation for the determination of the Islamists for world domination. Other issues are raised. I hope you will find these links of value.
[...] To speak to the “Muslim world,” is to speak not to a fact, but rather to an aspiration, and that is the aspiration that Islam shall be a global state religion as its founders intended. To address this aspiration is to breath life into it. For an American President to validate such an aspiration is madness.....David P.Goldman (aka Spengler)
From Atlas Shrugs: Grandma Obama: Liar, Liar, pants on fire.
From Pamela at Atlas Shrugs: Kenya: Obama's violent Islamist Ally, Odinga, goes to Iran. Pamela asks a good question:
An axis of evil. Obama's corrupt pal, Raila Odinga of Kenya, is winging over to Iran while members of his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) are meeting with leaders in Southern Sudan. This bears watching. He is aligning with the most malevolent forces of power in the world. Does Obama cozy up to any good people?
Looks like the answer is NO. Can anyone say Hugo?
Suggested by Pamela: This is elevated discourse?
More later after a bit of research....
Gitmo secret documents near release.
Timmy Geithner, our US Treasury tax-cheat, drew laughter from Chinese students when he told them that: China's dollar assets are safe. Timmy must think the Chinese are as gullible as we Americans are to believe anything he says. I'd be laughing with the Chinese students. How safe do you feel the dollar is? How safe is your demolished 401K? I know, I know Bush and Clinton before him "started it" but we'll need wheel barrows by the Fall if Obama keeps killing trees and using ink as he prints more and more dollars like the Mad Hatter in Wonderland. To me, Conan O'Brian is funny but no one can beat Timmy as Obama's straight man. In the article, Geithner is quoted as "In his speech, Geithner renewed pledges that the Obama administration would cut its huge fiscal deficits and promised "very disciplined" future spending, possibly including reintroduction of pay-as-you-go budget rules instead of nonstop borrowing." What that means so the folks in Iowa will understand is that the Obama administration plans draconian tax increases on the working people in America, possibly an additional national VAT (Value Added Tax) on purchases we make. When that idea was discussed years ago, it was to replace the hated 'income' tax but now talk seems to be of simply piling on the American people with more taxes and fees - the income tax plus the VAT. And for the industries that Obama has now taken over, the American people will only buy your services if we - like folks in other Marxist-Socialist countries under dictatorships - are forced by the Obama Civilian Police Military beating us and forcing us to buy what the government MAKES you produce. Stalin would be smiling now - not saying Obama is like Stalin; none of us have been sent into prisons yet but the same effect can be achieved by throwing us into hyper-inflation that will result in severe poverty. American capitalism is fully under attack. But, hey, if Obama's boys and girls are going to dictate how much money anyone can earn in any given job, why not take over the housing industry and tell you how much you can rent your rental property for? The Administration with its "universal health care" may well soon be telling us who can live and who will die with health care denied. Yes, as Pravda says,
"It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people."Further, "True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years..." Read American Progressivism: A Reader by Ronald J. Pestritto. The book is now in paperback. This quick-stepped march to Marxism by Obama is goose-stepping it on a well-paved highway built for him over many years. Obama has not done this on his own, by himself; this yellow-brick road to dismantle our Constitutional form of government and our free market capitalism has taken decades of dedication to build to subvert our nation and bring us to our knees - built by our own "leaders." And on it goes,
"These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?"And finally:
"These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters....
So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set 'fair' maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses?"Let me add, that some in congress and their lobbyists are among those raping Americans. Seems Russia sees America is going out with a whimper but we brought this on ourselves and we can peacefully change it through our election process in 2010. Of course, the last quotations are from Russia's Pravda and of course, propaganda just like the propaganda coming from our so-called 'established media.' But I'll betcha if those words had been written by a conservative in America, that conservative's name would be added to Janet "man-made disaster" Napolitano's list of extremists. Let me tell you a little story about how the government works so that those of you who voted for Obama because of his skin color will not be surprised when he comes for you. Way back in the early 1960s, the Civil Rights Act was passed and God looked at this and said it was good. And within the huge legislation, issues of renting to folks were included. One could not discriminate against anyone in the renting of rooms, apartments, or houses. Well, a young white couple wanted to rent a cottage owned by a nice older black lady. The lady did not want to rent to those 'white' people. It was her property and she'd rent to whomever she wanted. Well, no, not exactly. Somehow the 'white' couple sued her and the Court ruled that she had to rent to them. She was hopping angry about that, it being her property and all. But the Civil Rights Act in those days meant equal protection for 'white' folks too. No longer, of course. The point is that the government is a bureaucracy filled with faceless, nameless people who - like automatons - just check off the squares on a checklist. If you are happy they are going after the "rich" today, understand that they will come after you tomorrow by cutting your Social Security that you may or may not have earned, raising the cost of your Section 8 housing, and cutting back on your medical care. These days, with the American 'government', be careful what you wish for. As the writer in Pravda said,
"...in the land of 'pure' free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions."And Stanislav Mishin ends,
"The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left...
The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker."
I have just posted: Gael Monfils: embarrassment at Roland Garros. To Andy Roddick, first congratulations on your recent marriage. Second, congratulations on your fair play in your match with Gael Monfils. You played the hand you were dealt by the umpires and you watched the rudeness of Monfils. I have liked and respected Monfils before - no more. Andy, thank you for playing an honorable match even unable to see the ball when the cloud-cover blanketed the court at sunset. Also, thank you for your sportsmanlike play and for not allowing yourself to become the 'victim' before the French umpires and spectators. Both acted against the best of tennis sportsmanship. You would not say this but I can because I am only a fan of pro-tennis: to the other players, the fix seems to be in for Gael Monfils if there is any way for the 'people in power' on the court to make it happen. But in the locker room, Monfils deserves to be shunned. He dishonored the tradition of good sportsmanship in many ways. Whether he wins or not, he has demonstrated that he is not in the same league as the other players. His friendliness is only an act based upon his behavior on the court against Andy Roddick. Watch the tape; that's all you need to see. You will know among yourselves how to treat him from now on in the locker room and on the courts. And when you come out playing against him - within the bounds of good sportsmanship - come out to beat him and beat him bad. What he did in his attitude and behavior toward Andy Roddick does not deserve any further respect toward him. You must display the good sportsmanship he lacks and at the same time come onto the court to beat him fair, square, and fully. Certainly, you gentlemen know how to do that without a word passing between you. And if the pro-tennis committee folks who make the rules have any gonads, they should sanction and fine Monfils. Good for Andy Roddick. He lost the match because he could not see the ball and the behavior of the umpires appeared compromised but Andy won on honor and sportsmanship.
Several days ago, I wrote Andy Roddick to play Monfils in Quarter Finales. I think I was wrong. It is easy to get confused as to what round they are playing. In that post, I mentioned the unsportsmanlike behavior of Gael Monfils' coach as reported by the commentators in that his coach coaches from the sidelines which somehow does not meet professional championship guidelines. I mistakenly said that Monfils was a young player of honor and good sportsmanship, etc. I spoke highly of Monfils and of enjoying his play. Sadly, I was proved wrong by Monfils himself as I watched his match with Andy Roddick. The match ended at sunset with cloud cover darkening the court. Monfils demonstrated why he and his coach are well-suited for each other. Monfils demonstrated the worst display of rudeness and bad form toward another pro-tennis player that I have ever witnessed on a tournament court. Monfils jeered at Roddick; Monfils whipped up the crowd by leading them to cheer against Roddick. It was a shameful display. And the spectators - even though it is understandable that they wanted their countryman to win - should be ashamed of themselves for their falling into the excitement leading to their very poor behavior in terms of tennis etiquette. Monfils acted like a male cheerleader at a football game waving his arms after winning a point and beating his chest while turning to the crowd and waving his arms for them to scream louder for the great Monfils. The great and unprofessional Monfils. I have seen professional tennis players become frustrated with themselves and I have seen them pump their fist at success in winning a hard-fought after point. But to actively call upon the spectators to jeer the opponent and to cheer more and deafeningly for the defeat of the opponent is not generally the manner in which tennis spectators behave. The spectators behaved, led on by Monfils, more like drunks at a soccer match or at a cock fighting pit. They were rude. And it looks like the fix is in for Monfils - at least it was in the match with Roddick. When the cloud cover moved in darkening the court, Mr. Roddick said to the Chair Umpire that he could not see the ball. Mr. Roddick asked for the game to be completed the next day in light. The Chair Umpire denied the request. Worse, when Mr. Roddick appealed to the Supervisor of the Umpires because of the darkened court and his inability to see the ball, the Umpire Supervisor denied the request. Monfils was their countryman and he was on a roll. When Monfils saw that the umpires were standing with him regardless of the conditions on the court, it was at though Monfils got the green light opening the door for his disgraceful unsportsmanlike behavior. Of course, one would have to have good sportsmanlike manners first and after that display, Monfils can go on to win Roland Garros but it will be a hollow "victory" because - only to me - I say to the other players, "The fix is in for Monfils" if there is any way for him to be helped. I was embarrassed for the crowd of spectators but for all of his antics on the court and for all of his natural ability, I am one admirer of the pro-tennis players - the men and the women - who will have no respect for Gael Monfils, not after his behavior on the court last evening. And for the umpires who forced Roddick to play when he could not see the ball, shame on you. Monfils may have won the match even on a court where the other player could see the ball but it was clear that the umpires would not stop the match as long as Monfils was winning no matter what the conditions on the court. No, the only way those umpires would have stopped the match in the darkness would have been if Monfils had not been winning.
As pro-tennis tournament match followers know by now, Rafa will not be advancing to the Quarter Finals. In the upset of the tournament, Robin Soderling won 3 sets out of 4 to win his place in the Quarter Finals. Rafa Nadal was classy in his loss and Soderling was just as classy in his win and humble too, maybe even surprised. Rafa pointed out that two men came out to play in every match and one would win. Soderling said several interesting things: first he said he had not had a minute to himself to think about his win; that he was going to be happy for a few minutes but he could not afford to be too happy for too long because he had to focus on his next match. One thing is for certain now: Roland Garros is WIDE OPEN. The Quarter Finals begin in Paris in just about 1 and 1/2 hours from now. Today will bring us - on the men's side - Haas vs Federer; Del Potro vs Tsonga, Tommy Robredo, and Andy Roddrick vs Gael Monfils. Now - with my schedule today, I find myself hoping for re-runs. I believe the tournament is now wide open with any one of the remaining players capable on any given day of taking the Championship. What a day for clay!
Geithner to Reassure China U.S. Will Control Deficits(Update1) If Conan O'Brian made that statement on the Tonight Show, everyone in the audience would be laughing in the aisles. Who does Geithner - the tax cheat - think he's kidding that Obama is as concerned about the deficit as the Chinese are? Obama - President Barack Obama, Barry Obama, Barry Dunham or whoever his is and whatever nationality he is - is out to destroy this nation and drive the nails of Marxism through the heart of American capitalism. You can read all about it in that slick Russian Pravda propaganda machine, sounding every more familiar as sophisticated as they are: American Capitalism gone with a whimper. Rumor has it that China is taking Geithner to the woodshed because of all of the money Obama is printing thus driving down the value of China's investment/ownership of the United States. Of course, I know Bush II sold us out first to grease the skids but Obama is printing money at 'criminal' and perhaps 'treasonous' speeds putting us on the fast track to hyper-inflation where you'll need a wheel barrel of money including the Value Added Tax to buy a loaf of bread. Shame, shame on Obama and shame on the people who put him and his minions in Congress into power. But it's what we get for being STUPID. Hey, maybe that's the mark of the Beast and it's imprinted in invisible ink on the foreheads of all Obama voters. He did get them under His Messiah's Spell. Good job, Barry. And to that end, Beware the Value Added Tax which will soak everyone, including the uneducated and frankly "give me a handout" folks who voted for Barry. You'll get your checks from the government but you'll find that more of that money will be taken back by the government to fund the very legislation that is 'giving' you the check in the first place. Read here as well, just posted May 27, 2009. Yep, that Barry, what a sweetie; just a nice guy who can read from the TOPOTUS with the slogan, "Chains we can believe in!" Or was it, "Chains you can slip into"? Wake-up, America BEFORE the 2010 elections are over...
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