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Saturday, December 31, 2011

NYPD keeps us safe!

     One only need to examine the intent of mediocre legislators reason for bashing

NYPD and other law enforcement agencies that keep Americans safe from terrorist attacks.

    The politically correct usually reside in communities filled with minorities who actually commit

the majority of crimes. All investigative agencies follow leads that fortunately allow them to

apprehend ongoing terrorist planning before they strike. Only those who are more concerned about

pandering for votes could assess this model as profiling. NYPD is by far the best at serving the

public as can be attested by results. Liberal hyperbole doesn't change the facts.

theodore miraldi

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Let the Carnage Begin!

 Let the carnage begin! Although happy that  American troops are finally

home from the long war, anyone who couldn't foresee the escalation of violence

shortly after our departure had buried their heads deeply in the sand. Never in

the history of warfare has a nation told the enemy the date they would pull up

stakes and leave. Even the simplest minds could effectively plan a robust plan

of attack. Iran will now envelope Iraq in massive bombings and killing in the months

to come. And although the Obama administration will take credit for the withdrawal,

it must also take credit for the future of a failed democracy in the Iraq.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Congress' Social In-Security My Response to NYPost Opinion 12/19/2011

      As Michael Walsh states, this is yet another "Poison Xmas gift" more about

convoluted politics than fiscal responsibility. Obama likes to play Santa with gifts of taxpayers dollars

that keep on costing, as he cannibalizes Social Security's future.  Spending 4 million dollars on

his Christmas vacation shows the disgust he has for the public's general welfare.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holder's War on Voter ID's.....

  In yet another flagrant attempt to abridge the law and weaken the Constitution

Holder's justice is now in full throttle to hijack the 2012 election with his subversive attack

on voter ID's.  Photo ID's must be shown to get on a plane, rent

a car or open a bank account. So why not to vote? Try walking into Holder's Justice Department

without showing a photo ID, not a chance. Holder has politicized the justice department since

taking office, his outrageous concepts regarding the laws of the land such as "Fast and Furious"

show a contempt for law and order. This is another socialist construction to destroy one of our

remaining rights and privileges as American citizens. One might ask, with 12 to 20 million illegals

now in this nation shouldn't our right to vote be protected with photo ID's? How obvious can Holder


theodore miraldi

Friday, December 16, 2011

Appease this! Obama the War President?

 In full campaign mode president Obama has again used his convoluted logic to

attack his rivals using the war on terrorism (Bush Doctrine) and the killing of Al Qaeda

operatives in his anemic efforts to minimize Republican criticism of his foreign policy. We all know

that this policy was enacted by the Bush Administration and carried into Obama's policy

without any new directives, and the search for Bin Laden has been ongoing for nearly a decade.

This president is quick to take the credit for  Republican initiatives that he wanted nothing to

do with before taking office.

theodore miraldi

Thursday, December 15, 2011

JustiaGate: 'Natural Born' Supreme Court Citations Disappear

Did deliberately aid Barack Obama in 2008 by helping to hide the one legal case that might prevent him from legally qualifying for the presidency?
On October 20, 2011, New Jersey attorney Leo Donofrio accused online legal research behemoth of surgically redacting important information from their publication of 25 U.S. Supreme Court opinions which cite Minor v. Happersett, an 1874 decision which arguably contains language that appears to disqualify anyone from presidential eligibility who wasn't born in the country to parents who were citizens. According to the decision in Happersett:

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Girls joining gangs.....

Why gangs rise
With violent crime against women on the rise in minority communities, what does a girl have to do these days to be safe (“Rise of the Girl Gangs,” PostScript, Brad Hamilton, Dec. 4)? Apparently, join a gang.
Crime is on the rise because there is little self-policing from cradle to grave. The fear that creates the atmosphere of crime has turned the victim into the predator.
And where are all the men?
Theodore Miraldi

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holder's Justice........12/3/2011

  It's time for a Special Prosecutor, and the time is now!  As a Congressional investigation continues to find  evidence implicating the Justice Department

  a major international scandal has been born. Recent confirmation of Holder's prior knowledge by email of  "Fast and Furious" leaves no doubt of the Attorney General's participation.

 If justice were to be served, Holder would have stopped it before it began.  What can the American Public expect from an ACLU type of justice running roughshod over the Constitution.

In the Justice Department's efforts to prove a vast cache of US weapons are crossing the borde,r and sold by unscrupulous gun dealers, this administrations efforts to water down the

Second Amendment with stricter gun control may have backfired. Holder's Justice is being found to be inept and duplicitous in an illegal, and immoral operation on foreign soil.

Hence the obstruction of justice from the top down.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Supercommittee's plan to failure.......

 Compliments to Bloomberg for stating the obvious. Stacking the committee with progressives on the

left, and avid anti-federalists on the right guaranteed this nation that Washington continues to work for it's own

 self interests, and not a nation teetering on financial collapse. The defeat of the Balanced Budget Amendment

in Congress should have been a fore warning of the committees impending failure. Both sides of the aisle have

made a mockery of our political process....again.

theodore miraldi

Friday, November 25, 2011

“Greasing the Solar Skids,” Editorial, Nov. 19 NYPost

My Response to Editorial:

The Issue: A $1.4 billion federal loan guarantee for a “green jobs” firm linked to Robert Kennedy Jr.
If this isn’t cronyism at its worst, what is (“Greasing the Solar Skids,” Editorial, Nov. 19)?
President Obama’s modus operandi seems to be giving away taxpayer dollars without hope of success. And his affixing the name of Robert Kennedy Jr. to another solar flare-up is just one more example of Obama’s lack of integrity.
These are the very elements of character that American voters seem to be overlooking at the ballot box.
The duplicity between the US Department of Energy and former VantagePoint official Sanjay Wagle raises the stink level to 10.
Now that Obama’s dirty dealing has put the BrightSource spotlight on one of America’s “royal family” members, it’s time for another investigation.
Theodore Miraldi

Robert Kennedy Jr.
                                                                   Robert Kennedy
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving note....11/24/2011

         THANKS IN GIVING....

measure of man, the terms universal,

one giving of love, for those of us to learn.

souls wander in search of fulfillment,

an open hand, a tear, a cherished moment.

for those who give with unselfish deed,

those larger than life itself, and who serve so tender.

are few so blessed, or humbled by need.

theodore miraldi

Thursday, October 27, 2011

putting your money where your mouth is.......

after watching a heated debate on one of the many liberal Public Broadcasting networks it struck me

that all the naysayers of prudent public policy don't have deep pockets at all. Mort Zuckerman put

Obama's effectiveness as a leader right where it belongs. " Here's an administration that had both

Houses of Congress, and the Oval office and didn't even try to solve any of the long term problems

facing this nation Most notable the long term deficit. So dyfunctional are these democrats, that even

with an overwhelming majority they

could do nothing but bicker in their medoicrity and blame the former administration for everything.

theodore miraldi

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The American Spring......

what exactly is behind protesters demands of Occupy Wall street? Let's see, jobs, retribution, jobs, partying, fair government, jobs, sex, drugs, jobs, playing bongos in public, and last but not least
Draconian regulations that guarantee the distribution of wealth to the 50% of Americans who don't
pay any taxes. hold-on, one more; changing the world for whom?
here's the way i see it, you bet, protest that our lives have gotten considerably worse since obama has
taken office. protest the government using your money to bailout the fat cats, while creating not a single
verifiable job outside the public sector. raise hell about the 9.1% unemployment rate that's destroying
the "American Dream." throw in the criminal like bipartisanship that has crippled our system and nearly
defaulting on our debt. But why cripple the financial system that supplies you with your iphones, tweets
and a better way of life. somebody say something important, give us a plan. or, is this just another bunch
of malcontents who can define problems, and have no real answers.

 please don't be fooled by the same promises you heard in 2008!

theodore miraldi

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Solyndra...taking the "Fifth"

     As everyone knows evoking the "Fifth" usually means you have something to hide, and doing it before Congress

means you're probably hiding something really big. This entire episode entangling campaign contributions to

Obama, and favored status for stimulus loan guarantees reeks of corruption at the highest levels of government.

What this nation has to lose is far greater than the $535 million solar burnout of Solyndra, what it loses may never be restored, the

trust that government will guarantee the public gets a fair shake for its buck. After all, this president rode his horse into office

pledging that trust!

theodore miraldi

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Breaking down the political dialog.......

     for too long now the dialog directing our sense of understanding has taken a major downturn. Often
used terms like, "right-wing extremism", or "liberal progressives" have become more meaningful
then common sense and united purpose. On greater issues facing this nation there should only be
one side, what's best for our nation.
     the political discourse has been driven by minority issues for so long, that the most vital fundamentals
of governmental process has been assigned to relic status. no longer is policy determined by simple rules
that demand value from revenue, and efficiency for process.
     running the government with a credit card works no more effectively then living in personal debt,
as both nation and individual are facing the same calamity.
     it would serve us all, individually, and as a nation to be more cognizent of what could lie ahead,
the destruction of our integrity....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The truths no-one wants you to know.....

Thank you Dana Mullinaux Perrault for these figures....

There are actually two messages here. The 1st points out the incredible "benefits" of “Universal Healthcare” and is very interesting; the 2nd is absolutely astounding - and explains a lot.

1. A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65% England 46% Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93% England 15% Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90% England 15% Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77% England 40% Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71 England 14 Canada 18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S. 12% England 02% Canada 06%

Check this last set of statistics!!

2. The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.

Here are the percentages.

T. Roosevelt................. .38%

Taft............................... 40%

Wilson .......................... 52%

Harding......................... 49%

Coolidge....................... 48%

Hoover ........................ 42%

F. Roosevelt.................. 50%

Truman......................... 50%

Johnson........................ 47%

Nixon........................... 53%

Ford............................ 42%

Carter.......................... 32%


GH Bush.......................51%

Clinton .........................39%

GW Bush.....................55%

And the winner is:

Obama ........................ 08%

This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever
worked in a job not supported by tax money! That's right! Only eight
percent---the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these
people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their
business? They know what's best for GM, Chrysler, Wall Street, and you
and me? How can the president of a major nation and society, the one
with the most successful Economic system in world history, stand and
talk about business when he's never worked for one? Or about jobs
when he has never really had one? And when it's the same for 92% of
his Senior staff and closest advisers? They've spent most of their
time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as "community
organizers." They should have been in an employment line. Pass this
on… we'll NEVER see these facts in the main stream media.

"One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed
by your inferiors." Plato

Monday, September 19, 2011

The UN Folly.....

Let the Israeli bashing begin, Let's face it, this new Palestinian folly is nothing more than a new push to

illiminate Israel by force. With the mideast struggling with violence on numerous fronts because of a

so-called push to democracy, most arabs  hate Israel and the West. And as the PLO,

Hamas, and its sister organization the Muslim Brotherhood know the Obama administration is careless

with word and deed. After all, it was Obama's  declaration in stupidity  that a new member being

admitted  to the UN in the coming year would be a Palestinian State. Thinking that world opinion is now

in their favor, and a weak American foreign policy struggles making the hard choices, the time is right to

wave the flames of dissent against the Israeli state. Make no mistake, this ongoing narrative is going to lead

 to violence as the rest of the world allows  ignorance and hate take their seats at the UN this week.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dems lose NY seat in Special Election!

If you're a New York democrat, and you can't win a soon to be abolished seat in Congress in

a Blue State there's a fundamental flaw in your politics. New Yorkers not only voted in the first republican

since the 20's to this district, but have sent an unmistakable message to the White House, don't count New

York in the win column just yet. This is an issue oriented state that takes policy to heart, and Obama's stance

on Israel might be his unraveling. After wooing the Jewish vote with promises that he would continue to

support Israel, Obama has done what he has done so often, not deliver. A president's word must be his honor,

and this president is lacking in both.

theodore miraldi

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Un-American Jobs Act.....

It has now become apparent whose job Obama's trying to save, his own. The American Jobs Act is

just that, an act by a disingenuous president who continues to think Keynesian theory really works. That

big brother must guide you through your feeble lives. Which America is Obama the president of? More , and

more his rhetoric appears to be coming from the Southern Hemisphere, where socialism thrives. Filled with

gimmicks, massive spending, and a great campaign slogan, this thinly veiled proposal makes a mockery of an

intelligent audience. This proposal should have been called, The "Desperation Act."

theodore miraldi

Monday, September 12, 2011

Is Perry Presidential? My respone to NYPost Ed 9/12/2011

The Issue: Whether Rick Perry could be considered a GOP front-runner after Wednesday’s debate.

Tough-talking Rick Perry’s no-nonsense debut was a breath of fresh air in an atmosphere filled with hot air and misdirection (“A National Republican Star is Born,” John Podhoretz, Sept. 8).

His “tell it like it is” approach makes perfectly clear where he stands on the issues, like Social Security, job creation or pseudoscience.

His characterization of Social Security is at least truthful.

While the Democrats are in a panic over a second Obama term, Republicans can offer a unified party with specific answers, not rhetoric or class war.

Theodore Miraldi

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

One of the lucky ones on 9/11/2001.....

      as usual my day started early on 9/11/2001. my normal routine was being an escort at an outreach office

in the North Tower's lower level for Project Renewal. But on this particular day i was working on Catherine

street, maybe 5 blocks from the WTC for a democratic primary election. i had sent someone else in my

place that morning. little did i know what would unfold before my eyes, or the horror afterwards not knowing

whether i had sent someone to their death.

     the first alert that something had happened at the North Tower came over a police radio, so i immediately

went outside to see the upper part of the tower smoldering, at first, accounts where speculative regarding

what had actually happened, finally the news of a plane crashing into the North Tower was revealed, at first

no mention of a terrorist attack was reported, after all it was highly possible for a plane to have veered off

course and crash into either Tower. Crowds began to gather on Catherine street which gave everyone a

clear sight of the WTC. What was curious was the silence, as all eyes were intensely focused at what was


     Traffic began to get frenzied as emergency vehicles started weaving their way to the site. i got into the

street and started directing cars trying to open up access lanes as best as i could. Within minutes police had

taken over the flow of traffic, so i resumed my watch hanging on to a chain link fence watching yet, another

horror unfold as the second plane hit the South Tower. i was frozen in time staring at the enormous glittering

hole ripped in the building by the plane. my heart sank, it was all so surreal. i couldn't be sure in my mind this

was actually happening. the polling site was closed so i started to make my way uptown keeping an eye on

the Towers as i walked. Watch happened next shattered my confidence of safety, the North Tower where i

had worked had fallen.

    all the while i couldn't stop think about my friend Brad who had taken my place that morning and the

numerous friends that might have perished.

    i was one of the lucky ones....

PS...Brad was safe as well!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Administration Priority; Boosting Illegal Jobs.....

In another collapse of sanity by an Obama agency head, Labor Dept honcho Hilda Solis, is more inclined to fight

and protect the rights of illegals working in the US than the public she serves. In her shocking statement, “no matter

how you got here or how long you plan to stay, you have certain rights." This is the second time in weeks that an

Agency head has moved away from creating an atmosphere that would create jobs, and not put additional fears

into to the public's perception of unrelenting stupidity. Jackson, and Solis should be the first casualties when

sweeping house in 2012.

theodore miraldi

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Republicans United on Issues.....

      With mediators trying their best to create a fight throughout the debate, the candidates took

control, and at several points admonished the antagonists with statements of unity. This debate

is a pivotal point for two reasons. First, what we saw last night between Romney and Perry who

will separate themselves from the other candidates are two highly qualified candidates who can

beat Obama at his own game. Second, with the emergence of Perry, Bachman's chances have been

considerably reduced, but still an important voice in the election. What struck me was the

integration, and purpose by the candidates to stay on point. This election is about jobs, and

increasing revenues through job creation. And although that may sound strange to many with

opposing viewpoints, it will be the perfect storm for this one term president.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Facts, not Fiction on Racism in America....

  DEMOCRATS.............The Party of Segregation and Oppression  as atested by verifiable history...

October 13, 1858

During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee

April 16, 1862

Republican President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no

July 17, 1862
Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”

January 31, 1865

13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition

April 8, 1865

13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

November 22, 1865

Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial discrimination

February 5, 1866

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves

April 9, 1866

Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

May 10, 1866

U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

June 8, 1866

U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no

January 8, 1867

Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.

July 19, 1867

Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans

March 30, 1868

Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”

September 12, 1868

Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and 24 other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, each one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress

October 7, 1868

Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”

October 22, 1868

While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan

December 10, 1869

Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office

February 3, 1870

After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

May 31, 1870

President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights

June 22, 1870

Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South

September 6, 1870

Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell

February 28, 1871

Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

April 20, 1871

Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans

October 10, 1871

Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands

October 18, 1871

After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

November 18, 1872

Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”

January 17, 1874

Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

September 14, 1874

Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

March 1, 1875

Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition

January 10, 1878

U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong

February 8, 1894

Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote

January 15, 1901

Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

May 29, 1902

Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%

February 12, 1909

On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP

May 21, 1919

Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no August 18, 1920

Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures

January 26, 1922

House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster

June 2, 1924

Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

October 3, 1924

Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

June 12, 1929

First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

August 17, 1937

Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

June 24, 1940

Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

August 8, 1945

Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”

September 30, 1953

Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

November 25, 1955

Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

March 12, 1956

Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

June 5, 1956

Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

November 6, 1956

African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

September 9, 1957

President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

September 24, 1957

Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

May 6, 1960

Republican President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

May 2, 1963

Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

September 29, 1963

Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

June 9, 1964

Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act led by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who served in the Senate until his death in 2010. At Byrd’s funeral, former Democrat President Bill Clinton said, “He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians.”

June 10, 1964

Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

August 4, 1965

Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor

February 19, 1976

Republican President Gerald Ford formally rescinds Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

September 15, 1981

Republican President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982

Republican President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 10, 1988

Republican President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

November 21, 1991

Republican President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

August 20, 1996

Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Congressional Black Caucus' Dangerous Violent Rhetoric: Declares 'War' on Racist Tea Party,

      what could they be thinking? the CBC is beginning to act like the KKK with their fear mongering, racist
tirades. Why isn't the DOJ investigating organizations that incite racial divide?

Monday, August 29, 2011

PC more important than Faith at Ground Zero Ceremony.....

Someone might want to remind Mayor Bloomberg about the importance of faith to those who have

lost loved ones on 911. When tragedy knocks at our door, being politically correct isn't what comforts our

hearts, and minds, for many it's our faith. This  nation has grown to greatness by our personal

understanding of right from wrong. This mantra permeated our Founding Father's beliefs that the Almighty

would guide us on our quest for personal freedoms that respect and honor the very belief systems that

fostered the Constitution. On this solemn day of remembrance for those who were taken from us by

intolerance, should we not reply with a resounding act of prayer.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Is "Grey Lady" really an alien publication?

What is it with the opinion writers at The New York Times and space aliens? There appears to be a new obsession over there in the fancy building on Eighth Avenue.

In fact, one might say that what the Kardashians are to the supermarket-checkout magazines, aliens are to Times columnists.

First up was Paul Krugman, who went on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN show last weekend to suggest that what this country really needs is the threat of an invasion from space to get us moving again:

“If we discovered that, you know, space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter the space alien threat and, really, inflation and budget deficits took secon-dary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months. And then if we discovered, ‘Oops, we made a mistake, there aren’t any aliens,’ we’d be better [off].”

Not the Times newsroom: But this scene from a Roswell museum reflects the editors’ new fixation.

This scenario, the Nobel Prize-winning economist explained, came courtesy of a fine old TV program not usually associated with Nobel Prize-winning economists: “There was a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode like this in which scientists fake an alien threat in order to achieve world peace. Well, this time ... we need it in order to get some fiscal stimulus.”

Krugman wants the government to spend America out of the doldrums with a second massive stimulus and for the Federal Reserve to inflate our currency to help that happen.

His point seems to be that if we had absolutely no regard for the potential consequences of such spending and inflation (since we thought the world was going to end) the country would benefit.

But why he thought it would be a good argument for fiscal stimulus that we should live as though we’re in a science-fiction disaster movie in which Morgan Freeman is our president -- rather than the real-life disaster we’re living through with Barack Obama as our president -- well, maybe you need a Nobel to be smart enough to understand.

Then came yesterday’s early release on the Web of outgoing Times editor Bill Keller’s Sunday column. It is a column about religious faith and the candidates running for president. Keller starts off as follows:

“If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand ... But I would certainly want to ask a few questions. Like, where does he get his information? Does he talk to the aliens? Do they have an economic plan? Yet when it comes to the religious beliefs of our would-be presidents, we are a little squeamish about probing too aggressively.”

Yes, the editor of the New York Times has written a column likening belief in the Almighty to the opinion that “space aliens dwell among us.”

Oh, it’s not that he’s biased or anything. After all, he writes, “every faith has its baggage ... I grew up believing that a priest could turn a bread wafer into the actual flesh of Christ.”

That hundreds of millions of people believe that still -- they’re called Catholics -- seems not to occur to Keller. Why should it?

He relinquished his job to Jill Abramson, who told her own paper upon hearing the news of her ascension, “In my house growing up, ... the Times substituted for religion. If the Times said it, it was the absolute truth.”

The Times still substitutes for religion, Jill. It substitutes space aliens.

Friday, August 26, 2011

To vote, speak English....My comments NYPost 8/26/2011

Chavez puts common sense into an ongoing argument -- if only citizens can vote, and English

proficiency is a requirement to be a citizen, why are we wasting so much money printing ballots

and other government literature in other languages?

As it is, local, state and federal agencies can barely pay their bills, and we have nearly defaulted

as a nation.

This waste must now end.

Speaking English is a glue that unites us as a nation.

Theodore Miraldi

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Bilingual ballots are a bad idea.....NYPost 8/20/2011 Linda Chavez

At a time when many state and local governments can’t afford even necessary government programs, the Obama administration is about to force hundreds of jurisdictions to waste millions of dollars printing ballots in Spanish and other languages for voters who don’t need them. Worse, some of these bilingual ballots may be used fraudulently to encourage people who aren’t citizens to vote illegally in next year’s election.

A perverse element of the Voting Rights Act makes the whole scheme possible. Under the act, jurisdictions whose population includes at least 5 percent of voting-age citizens who have limited English proficiency must provide ballots and other voting materials in other languages. Currently, about 500 jurisdictions are required to do so.

There are exceedingly few persons who are actually eligible to vote who can’t understand English. English proficiency among US-born Hispanics is virtually universal. Even among naturalized citizens, it’s rarely a problem, since showing English proficiency is required to become a US citizen.

So how is it that so many jurisdictions end up having to provide materials in Spanish, Chinese and other languages, when so few eligible voters really need them? Since 1982, Census forms have counted those who are members of so-called language minorities and who say they speak English “well” as having limited proficiency.

In many places, these bilingual materials just sit unused during elections -- a waste of money that could be spent elsewhere. A 1997 General Accounting Office report noted that the printing of bilingual material accounted for half the election costs in those jurisdictions covered.

Unscrupulous groups sometimes use these materials to facilitate voting by non-citizens. As I have testified, multiple instances of voter fraud have involved noncitizens voting -- by using bilingual ballots -- from Hawaii to Georgia.

The least that should be done is stopping the Census Bureau from inflating the number of jurisdictions required to provide bilingual materials based on phony limited-English-proficient numbers.

In a letter this week, Reps. Trent Franks and Trey Gowdy, the chairmen of the House subcommittees charged with overseeing enforcement of bilingual voting rights, urged the common-sense approach of considering anyone who says they speak English “well” on the Census form as English-proficient.

This standard would result in fewer unnecessary bilingual ballots from being printed. But the only way to stop this nonsense is to eliminate the requirement for bilingual voting materials altogether. Furthermore, there is another reason to oppose them: they balkanize our nation.

Our original national motto is E pluribus unum -- “out of many, one.” While we come from all over the globe, we are united as Americans. This unity means that we hold certain things in common. We celebrate the same democratic values, cherish our many freedoms and champion equality under the law. Our common bonds must also include an ability to communicate with one another through a common language: English

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

EPA's Jackson...the job killer!

     As this administration veers further off course, and compounds the hardships now facing many Americans,

the EPA's queen of mean, Lisa Jackson is going to make your life a little darker. New draconian regulations on

coal generated power plants under the ruse of Obama's dream of green will cost taxpayers plenty in jobs and

enormous rate hikes. This hap-hazard approach by Obama's minions, in across the board irrational logic has no

boundaries. Where will you be when the lights go out Ms. Jackson? Probably not the Bronx!

theodore miraldi

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Manhattan DA's office will ask judge to dismiss all DSK charges:


The Manhattan DA's Office will ask a judge to dismiss all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn when he appears in court Tuesday, The Post has learned.

Prosecutors are poised to file what's called a Dismissal On Recommendation motion, which will say the indictment against the frisky Frenchman cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt because of credibility problems with the sole witness in the case, Strauss-Kahn's hotel-maid accuser.

Prosecution sources said the motion, also called a Recommendation for Dismissal, will be lengthy, thorough and carefully crafted.

HE'LL SKATE:The Manhattan DA has decided to seek a dismissal of all sex-assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn due to a lack of credibility of his accuser, hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo.

It will set out the facts of the case, possibly including a procedural chronology and details of DA Cyrus Vance Jr.'s labor-intensive, four-month investigation into the strength -- and failings -- of the evidence.

One source believes the dismissal motion will include never-before-revealed details attacking the credibility of accuser Nafissatou Diallo, in addition to details already revealed by prosecutors in a June 30 filing describing her previous lies to federal asylum and tax officials and then to prosecutors and grand jurors in the Strauss-Kahn case.

The motion will conclude that the indictment prosecutors won in May against the then-International Monetary Fund honcho -- alleging that he forced Diallo to give him oral sex and attempted to rape her when she came to clean his luxury suite at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown -- cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Most important, the motion will ask Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus, who has handled the matter since Strauss-Kahn's arraignment days after the arrest, to dismiss the indictment.

Judges always grant such motions immediately, experts said, meaning that DSK could hop any of the next planes home -- although one defense source said that since the DA's office has yet to reveal with certainty its plan for Tuesday, the Frenchman isn't packing his bags just yet.

"When it's the DA asking for dismissal, it's never denied," said veteran defense lawyer Michael Shapiro, who got a motion to dismiss in Manhattan last year after prosecutors realized they'd wrongly won a child-rape indictment against an upstate rabbi.

"I suppose a judge technically could deny it," Shapiro said. "But then no one would show up to prosecute the case on the next court date."

Shapiro -- who has been a defense lawyer for 38 years, acting as co-counsel for such big clients as Bernard Goetz and Vincent "Chin" Gigante -- called prosecutor motions to dismiss "as rare as hen's teeth."

The motion that Manhattan prosecutors submitted last year for Shapiro's much-relieved rabbi client was short and sweet, the lawyer said.

"All mine said was that, upon further investigation, the DA's office had determined that it is unable to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt," so the judge should dismiss the indictment, Shapiro said.

Defense lawyer Ron Kuby, who won a three-page motion to dismiss in a Bronx murder case in 2008, said, "They're incredibly scarce and valuable. The judge approved it on the spot, and the entire case was then sealed."

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        Again justice will prevail and all the scam artists and conspiracy theorists who jumped on the Diallo band wagon trying to abuse the system for personal gain will finally get what's coming to them. However, it will not be what they expected.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lesson of London Riots.....

     It's not always about economics, or looting to enhance your personal wealth,

sometimes it just about lawlessness. We've seen this all too often across this nation,

when any perceived injustice occurs within communities compacted with minorities

living in poverty. Brazened by the flash riots around the world, the thugs within our

communities find useful methods to act like criminals under the guise of social

justice. Acting like children by breaking their own communities limits the risk of

reprisals from other community members already too fearful to stand-up for what's

right. We must stop pampering the misfits and protect those who live within the law.

theodore miraldi

Monday, August 15, 2011

Seal Team 6 campaign propaganda....

What a shame for first time Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow to veer off course in a proposed

movie depicting Seal Team 6's surgical removal of Osama bin Laden, and its planned release just prior to the 2012

elections. What could be her motivation for career suicide? This politically motivated film will have her joining

ranks with the likes of Michael Moore, in an effort to further divide our floundering nation. Although a compelling story

of the bravery displayed by the Navy Seals, many may find it somewhat manipulative. Obama should call a halt

to any classified info being leaked making this film possible. The last time info was leaked regarding this raid,

operatives paid the price.

theodore miraldi

Excerpt from NYPost 8/15/2011

What a shame that Bigelow is releasing a movie about Seal Team 6’s surgical strike on Osama bin Laden just prior to the 2012 elections.

Why is she committing career suicide? This politically motivated film will have her joining ranks with Michael Moore and further dividing our floundering nation.
theodore miraldi

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Silhouette of a would be leader......

     Obama has again shown his disrespect to our men and women who have fallen in combat. While evocking a media blackout, he then floods the media with his disengenuous salute. A shameful campaign stop....   

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Being critiqued by Blogger Jed Diallo vs DSK

Jed Resnick's comment to my post commentary regarding Andrea Peyser's article, "Glammed Up DSK

Accuser Suggests Case is About Race." (7/29/2011):

The Bronx’s Theodore Miraldi writes to tell Mandrea how brilliant her character assassination of Nafissatou Diallo was on Friday. “These would-be scammers would like our justice system to play by their rules, in which race is always a factor.” And by “would-be scammers,” he means “mud people.”

This is a case of a jackass putting words into other people's mouths. His assumption of my commentary is

that by associating my meaning with a racial slur(mud people)  renders my assessment as bias. This is the

unfortunate dynamic of would be analysts commenting on sensitive issues that many of us take seriously.

My commentary in NY POST:

THE ISSUE: Public appearances by the accuser in the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.


The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is now in the court of public opinion ("Glammed-Up DSK Accuser Suggests Case Is About Race," Andrea Peyser, July 29).

While Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer pushes for a big paycheck, DA Cy Vance's office must be diligent in its efforts to assure justice is served.

These would-be scammers would like our justice system to play by their rules, in which race is always a factor.

New York takes crimes against women very seriously.

If there were an ounce of truth to Diallo's attempted-rape charges, DSK would not be a free man.

One need only look at the cast of characters surrounding Diallo to understand what this is about.

Theodore Miraldi

As far as i can see by this attack, Jed Resnick also needs to use race to make his inflammatory remarks

gain traction with his flock, which i'll presume are all progressive liberals....

And, this is not the first time Resnick has tried to twist my words into a narrative that suits his dysfunctions.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Will Accuser's PR Blitz Give Her a Leg Up? NY Post 8/1/2011

THE ISSUE: Public appearances by the accuser in the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is now in the court of public opinion ("Glammed-Up DSK Accuser Suggests Case Is About Race," Andrea Peyser, July 29).

While Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer pushes for a big paycheck, DA Cy Vance's office must be diligent in its efforts to assure justice is served.

These would-be scammers would like our justice system to play by their rules, in which race is always a factor. New York takes crimes against women very seriously.

If there were an ounce of truth to Diallo's attempted-rape charges, DSK would not be a free man.

One need only look at the cast of characters surrounding Diallo to understand what this is about.

Theodore Miraldi

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Finely Written Campaign Speech..... 7/26/2011

    and yet again, obama takes to the airwaves to blame everyone but himself for the stalemate

on the debt ceiling talks. his rhetoric regarding an unbending republican party will be taken as

a compliment by the only competent party left in congress. the audacity of the democrats who have

single handedly increased the US debt by 35% in 2 plus years, has all of a sudden become the

party of fiscal awareness. they really do think the american public is below their intellectual level.

let us not forget all the vitriolic hyperbole coming out of the president's a-team with words like

armageddon, collapse of the world market, and holding up grandma's check. this is the same

senate that rammed through health-care with no negotiation. who do they think they are fooling?

theodore miraldi....

Friday, July 22, 2011

Politics and Money....

      as obama rapidly reaches 1 billion dollars in his war chest for the 2012 election, could it be our

system of government is now bought and paid for, not only with, but by the almighty dollar. this

fresh faced candidate had agreed with McCain in the 2008 election only to use public funding

in his bid for office, yet like many of his  promises amassed a war chest through private

funds that would outspend the Republicans by a 4 to 1 margin. is money now the only arbitor in

the selection of our candidates for public office? we need to watch closely the secret mechanisms

the democrats call legal, and diligently give the public what it truly desires, candidates that win

our hearts and minds with sound ethical behaviors as servants of the public.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, July 16, 2011

We just don't get it.........

     The Obama ideology isn't all that's hard to understand, try having a constructive conversation

with any left wing elitist. After they are done with the blame Bush narrative there is little left to discuss.

What has been a consistent dialog with the left is all about the past, because they actually hold grudges

they can't overcome. Obama has been, and still is, a card carrying leftist who believes that a significant

part of the American public is below his intellect. Congress now sees through the facade and calls

Obama's bluff. This president is not willing to listen to sound advice unless forced.

Now that makes for good government!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rachel Alexander.... Politicians’ Immoral Behavior Becoming Acceptable

Jul 08, 2011

Townhall Magazine Townhall Columnists Rachel Alexander

 Politicians today are getting away with higher levels of disgraceful behavior. Even just a few years ago it was a shock when a high-level political official did something immoral or promoted inappropriate values. When former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders said in 1994 that masturbation should be promoted to deter young people from engaging in risky sex, President Clinton fired her. Clinton himself was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 for perjury relating to his extramarital liaison with Monica Lewinsky and sexual harassment of Paula Jones.

Now, the media scarcely covers most politicians’ shameful behavior. Inappropriate acts by high-level Democrats have mostly been ignored during the Obama administration. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arranged last month for Lady Gaga, a pop singer known for her shocking behavior and skimpy outfits, to sing at a Europride gay, lesbian and transgender festival in Rome. Gaga’s disgraceful acts include pretending to be stabbed to death during concert performances and falling on the floor in a pool of blood. Clinton’s efforts promoting someone that offensive in order to enable them to appear at a controversial festival received almost no scrutiny. No one even questioned why the State Department was inserting itself into the business of questionable pop stars.

In May, First Lady Michelle Obama invited rapper “Common” to the White House to perform at a poetry night. Common has called for the burning of George W. Bush and praises a Black Panther cop killer in his song lyrics. Michelle Obama honored singer Beyonce at the 2011 Billboard Awards and also thanked her for being a “role model” for her girls. Beyonce is known for wearing practically next to nothing and singing songs like “Naughty Girl,” about desiring a one night stand.

Contrast these music artists with those invited to the White House by prior presidential administrations; Nancy Reagan invited the Beach Boys to the White House and President Nixon invited Elvis. With all the talent in America, it would have been easy to find someone more deserving who would stand up to public scrutiny as an appropriate role model. Rock stars may not be role models, but the President and his wife certainly are looked up to as role models and their choices should reflect as such.

Although married former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was forced to resign over sexting other women, several politicians like Rep. Charles Rangel defended Weiner’s actions and received no admonition. Rangel said the new bar for acceptable immoral behavior should extend to Weiner, "I know one thing - he wasn't going with prostitutes. He wasn't going out with little boys. He wasn't going into men's rooms with broad stances. I mean all of those things I understand. I'm 80 years old."

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer actually came out ahead after getting caught using a high-priced prostitution ring in 2008.

Last month, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Cal.) casually compared radical Islamic militants to “Christian militants” and the media barely batted an eye. Marion Barry, former Mayor of Washington, DC and currently a DC Councilman, regularly visits strip clubs, brazenly defending them as “erotic clubs.”

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Cal.) has probably made more revolting statements directed at conservatives than any other Democrat politician. He called former House Ways and Means committee chair Bill Thomas a "c--ks----r.” He belittled married Republican Congressman Scott McInnis, "You little fruitcake. You little fruitcake. I said you are a fruitcake." He referred to Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.) as a “whore” for the insurance industry and said her knowledge of healthcare came from “pillow talk” with her physician husband. He told former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan, who is black, that he is "a disgrace to his race and his profession" because he opposes Stark’s liberal positions on healthcare. He falsely said that former Rep. J.C. Watts’ (R-Okla.) children were born out of wedlock. Nothing has happened to Stark and he continues to get reelected to Congress.

At the same time, traditional moral values are being pushed out. President Obama discontinued the traditional White House prayer service on the annual National Day of Prayer. Last year, respected Pastor Franklin Graham was disinvited from a National Day of Prayer ceremony at the Pentagon, due to pressure placed upon the Obama administration by the Council for American-Islamic Relations. In 2009, Obama signed an executive order repealing a policy President Bush signed in 2001 prohibiting federal funding of research on embryonic stem cells beyond the 60 cell lines that existed at that time. He also signed an executive order overturning a policy that prohibits the use of American tax dollars to fund overseas organizations that fund or promote abortion.

The media has been complicit in this moral decay, by providing only scant coverage and avoiding any “judging” of the actions of those involved. The problem with allowing our leaders to slide into moral relativity, though, is that it is a slippery slope. If it is ok to perjure yourself regarding an extramarital affair, then why not perjure yourself about white collar crime? This collusion by Democrat politicians and the media is taking the country in a dangerous direction that will make it easier for corrupt politicians to run the country.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

New York passes same-sex marriage.....

      I'm all for equal rights, couples regardless of sex should under the law be treated equally, it's

the right we all enjoy through our Constitution with no exclusions. This entire issue has been

blown out of proportion by a single word, "marriage." For to long this nation has gotten its arm

twisted by a multitude of sub-cultures that say they want what everyone else does, but do little in

proving it so. A more rational approach would have meant fewer tantrums by the gay community

if equal rights were all they were trying to acheive. But as any rational mind could surmise, equal

rights by the law was not the only agenda. There was a far more serious issue at stake, it's called

lifestyle, and being able to act out that lifestyle in full ragalia is what seems as important as

the equality issue. By attacking the institution of "marriage" the gay community has struck a blow

for deviance within our social narrative. This is what i fear gives them pride. Time will only tell

what road this sets upon our times, or the impending consequences we must travel as a people.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fallout from Loose "Lips, Lost Lives" NYPost Ed 6/15/2011

Aiding the enemy: America's Pakistan folly NYPost 6/18/2011
My Response:

Pakistan’s arrest of five CIA informants and the future of US-Pakistani relations.

It appears the need to take a bow by officials of the Obama administration for the demise of Osama bin

Laden has caused collateral damage to operatives who thought our government could be trusted to keep

their involvement secret ("Loose Lips, Lost Lives," Editorial, June 15).

The amateurish high fives have cost the US intelligence community what little support our Pakistani partners

delivered in the war against terrorism.

Killing bin Laden may also have put our efforts to keep us safe on life support.

Those responsible should realize that true patriots are those who don't sell out for a pat on the back.

theodore miraldi

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

How is it that a capitalist nation can operate without a budget the passed two years?

Owning up to failure: Bam's economic mess; NYPost 6/11/2011

No matter the economic indicators, Obama's strategy is plain and simple --spend more money and blame someone else for his two years of economic policy failures.

Raising the debt ceiling without meaningful cuts only exacerbates the spiraling deficit.

Borrowing money from other nations to pay your bills will only lead to an inevitable crash of the economy.

With all the waste in Washington, it's time to balance our own checkbook.

The Democrats should try to pass a budget after failing to do so two years in a row. Come on, guys. Do your job.

theodore miraldi

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Monday, June 6, 2011

NAACP sides with union against kids--Editorial -

NAACP sides with union against kids--Editorial -

An NAACP-UFT lawsuit against plans for charters to share space with other schools.

("For Shame, NAACP," PostOpinion, June 3)

My response to Editorial NYPost 6/6/2011...

The betrayal on education by the NAACP is a sellout to the UFT's failed system of "one-sized education fits all."

Giving our children the tools to compete should be the only consideration by those who say they care.

Charter schools have given hope to many children who would otherwise have been lost in the sea of outdated methods and poor teacher performance.

The NAACP's stand on this issue wipes away the years of improvement and credibility by those who have fought for quality education since Brown v. Board of Education.

It's a simple issue of priorities when educators are compelled to knuckle under to unions and ill-guided organizations.

Theodore Miraldi

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thomas Sowell Seductive Beliefs ......5/31/2011

One of the painfully revealing episodes in Barack Obama's book "Dreams From My Father" describes his early experience listening to a sermon by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Among the things said in that sermon was that "white folks' greed runs a world in need." Obama was literally moved to tears by that sermon.

This sermon may have been like a revelation to Barack Obama but its explanation of economic and other differences was among the oldest-- and most factually discredited-- explanations of such difference among all sorts of peoples in all sorts of places. Yet it is an explanation that has long been politically seductive, in countries around the world.

What could be more emotionally satisfying than seeing others who have done better in the world as the villains responsible for your not having done as well? It is the ideal political explanation, from the standpoint of mass appeal, whether or not it makes any sense otherwise.

That has been the politically preferred explanation for economic differences between the Malay majority and the more prosperous Chinese minority in Malaysia, or between the Gentile majority and the Jewish minority in various countries in Europe between the two World Wars.

At various other times and places, it has been the preferred explanation for the economic differences between the Sinhalese and the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka, the Africans and the Lebanese in Sierra Leone, the Czechs and the Germans in Bohemia and numerous other groups in countries around the world.

The idea that the rich have gotten rich by making the poor poor has been an ideological theme that has played well in Third World countries, to explain why they lag so far behind the West.

None of this was original with Jeremiah Wright. All he added was his own colorful gutter style of expressing it, which so captivated the man who is now President of the United States.

There is obviously something there with very deep emotional appeal. Moreover, because nothing is easier to find than sins among human beings, there will never be a lack of evil deeds to make that explanation seem plausible.

Because the Western culture has been ascendant in the world in recent centuries, the image of rich white people and poor non-white people has made a deep impression, whether in theories of racial superiority-- which were big among "progressives" in the early 20th century-- or in theories of exploitation among "progressives" later on.

In a wider view of history, however, it becomes clear that, for centuries before the European ascendancy, Europe lagged far behind China in many achievements. Since neither of them changed much genetically between those times and the later rise of Europe, it is hard to reconcile this role reversal with racial theories.

More important, the Chinese were not to blame for Europe's problems-- which would not be solved until the Europeans themselves finally got their own act together, instead of blaming others. If they had listened to people like Jeremiah Wright, Europe might still be in the Dark Ages.

It is hard to reconcile "exploitation" theories with the facts. While there have been conquered peoples made poorer by their conquerors, especially by Spanish conquerors in the Western Hemisphere, in general most poor countries were poor for reasons that existed before the conquerors arrived. Some Third World countries are poorer today than they were when they were ruled by Western countries, generations ago.

False theories are not just an intellectual problem to be discussed around a seminar table in some ivy-covered building. When millions of people believe those theories, including people in high places, with the fate of nations in their hands, that is a serious and potentially disastrous fact of life.

Despite a carefully choreographed image of affability and cool, Barack Obama's decisions and appointments as President betray an alienation from the values and the people of this country that are too disturbing to be answered by showing his birth certificate.

Too many of his appointees exhibit a similar alienation, including Attorney General Eric Holder, under whom the Dept. of Justice could more accurately be described as the Dept. of Payback.
Is there sufficient reason to believe we are a sum of all the information we have been exposed to throughtout our lives. If so, who is Barack Obama?

theodore miraldi 5/31/2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Laughing at the UN -

Last Updated: 3:23 AM, May 27, 2011
Posted: 10:29 PM, May 26, 2011

Benny Avni

Here's your multilateralism at work: Susan Rice, our UN ambassador and other members of the United Nations Security Council went to Africa to celebrate the coming peaceful independence of southern Sudan.

Oops. Just as the ambassadors arrived, Gen. Omar al-Bashir decided to invade Abyei -- an oil-rich, disputed city on the north-south border. The invasion may renew the war and turn into yet another Sudanese genocide.
Did Bashir -- the president who reluctantly let the south secede -- deliberately time the invasion to coincide with the visit?

"There's no cause and effect," a Western European diplomat on the Security Council told me.
Huh? The most prominent international institution didn't even enter Bashir's calculations as he planned this land grab?
Then again, maybe Bashir calculated his move specifically to thumb his nose at the Security Council.
After all, why should he fear the vaunted "international community"? So far, the only significant Security Council punishment for his genocidal deeds has been to refer his case to the ineffective International Criminal Court -- which has issued a warrant for his arrest that nobody will ever act on.
Here's a recap of how we got here, with the Security Council trapped like a deer in Bashir's headlights:
For decades, troops under the command of the northern, Islamic Sudanese government fought southern, mainly non-Arab, Christians and animists seeking independence from Khartoum. The war ended in January 2005, after the Bush administration hashed out a peace agreement.
That accord dictated a referendum in the south, which duly took place last winter. As expected, southerners voted in droves to break away from the north. Their state is scheduled to become independent in July.

The Security Council and the Obama administration declared it all a huge success for multilateralism as Bashir, under much pressure, said he'd let the south go.
But international diplomacy left one detail unresolved: Who gets Abyei? For centuries, local southern farmers have battled northern nomadic herders in that area, so the sides couldn't agree on who resides there and thus could vote on independence. So Abyei's separate referendum got delayed, and the area remains disputed.

Now add oil to the mix. As it becomes independent, South Sudan stands to control 75 percent of Sudan's petroleum production of nearly half a million barrels a day. And the Abyei area is home to several more lucrative fields.

All this was a perfect recipe for the Bashir Special. Just as his government did last decade in Darfur, it's now sending nomadic tribes into Abyei -- bent on ethnically cleansing to create facts on the ground that will assure northern control.
And what are we doing? Nothing.

Oh, we did issue tough statements: Khartoum's withdrawal from Abyei "ought to be immediate, unconditional and complete," Rice announced on Twitter yesterday.
The South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir, said the north's latest invasion shouldn't renew war. Instead, he asked international troops to prevent bloodshed in Abyei. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon obliged by proposing to reshuffle the 10,000 peacekeepers now stationed in southern Sudan.
But while UN troops perform heroically at times, they also lack the training, discipline, hardware or even legal mandate to match determined foes like Bashir. And the recruitment of troops from around the world has reached a ceiling.

Let's face it: The UN is unequipped to stop genocide in Africa or anywhere else.
Nor is any Western country prepared to add Sudan to its military to-do list. (Uncle Sam is already quite busy with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and whatever crisis the Arab Spring springs on us next.)
So we pretend we're doing something -- that is, we talk up the supposedly miraculous powers of multilateralism. But this week's Security Council fiasco shows how ineffective that is.

And here's a question for those who claim we have a "responsibility to protect" against war atrocities and genocide: Would world powers be more responsive and effective in confronting tyranny if they didn't have institutions like the UN to hide behind?

Of course, with a White House enamored with multilateralism, we're unlikely to find out anytime soon. As Rice proudly tweeted from Africa this week, "New poll: Americans (85 percent) understand sharing burden of global challenges.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gingrich calls Ryan Medicare Reform "Social Engineering"........

In what one popular conservative website described as Gingrich "tacking left," the now-declared presidential candidate dismissed a plan popular among many conservatives as "radical change" that he suggested was dangerous for Republicans to embrace heading into an election year.

The House budget chairman's plan is designed to move to a system where seniors receive vouchers to buy private insurance. It has been endorsed by the majority of House Republicans.

But Gingrich said it was "too big a jump. I think what you want to have is a system where people voluntarily migrate to better outcomes, better solutions, better options."

"I'm against Obamacare, which is imposing radical change, and I would be against a conservative imposing radical change," he continued.

"I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering," Gingrich said. "I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."

Gingrich has instead called for a system that would preserve the current Medicare program alongside a voluntary, privatized version. But nothing he has said came close to the blast he unleashed on his own party's top priority in Congress.

"There are specific things you can do," Gingrich explained to NBC's David Gregroy. " At the Center for Health Transformation, which I helped found, we published a book called "Stop Paying the Crooks." We thought that was a clear enough, simple enough idea, even for Washington. We--between Medicare and Medicaid, we pay between $70 billion and $120 billion a year to crooks.

And IBM has agreed to help solve it, American Express has agreed to help solve it, Visa's agreed to help solve it. You can't get anybody in this town to look at it. That's, that's almost $1 trillion over a decade. So

there are things you can do to improve Medicare."

Ryan, meanwhile, defended it during an appearance on the CNN program "State of the Union."

"We have got to reform this program for the next generation if we're going to save it for the next generation and that's what we're proposing to do," the Wisconsin Republican said.

Ryan's spokesman Conor Sweeney took issue with Gingrich calling the plan "radical", saying the Ryan budget "remains the only serious proposal put forward on either end on Pennsylvania Avenue that saves Medicare."

"The solutions offered by Chairman Ryan and House Republicans make no changes to Medicare for those in and near retirement, while offering a strengthened, personalized program that future generations can count on when they retire," Sweeney told National Review Online's Robert Costa.

"Far from claims of radicalism, the gradual, common-sense Medicare reforms ensure that no senior will be forced to reorganize their lives because of government's mistakes. The most 'radical' course of action on Medicare is continue to cling to the unsustainable status quo," Sweeney said.

By Tim Collie

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The Babble About the Budget.........

It's disturbing listening to Obama's incongruence regarding our Founding

Father's ideals with respect to the evils of government too large to hear the simple

truths so eloquently written within our Constitution. Obama's scattered

understanding of these truths, or his rhetoric does not change the issues this nation

faces, or give the public the knowledge necessary to yet deal with intrusions upon

individual liberties. Double speak, such as his attack on the proposed 2012 budget by

the Republicans as draconian in nature while spending our children's futures in his

updated version of the New Deal is a formidable disconnect with sound economics

or political maturity. It's sad our great nation has sunken so low as not believe in


theodore miraldi

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

death of evil......5/3/2011

For the past ten years there has been a sacred promise made to those who perished on 9/11, that

America a nation born of justice would never desist in its effort to keep the Sword of Damocles affixed

over the head of the world's most hated terrorist, Osama Bin Ladin. And the glory and honor of justice

has prevailed. Like a rat he was holed up in a barbed wired compound his wasted life was lived in terror

every day waiting for his final fate. One must never forget that the 3000 or so lives lost on 9/11 was just a

fraction of the carnage perpetrated by this face of evil, many more American and foreign lives were the price

the world has paid. We must pray for them all and thank the brave men and women who serve that keep our

nation free from evil.

theodore miraldi

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Trials and tribulations of arrogant Holder -

Trials and tribulations of arrogant Holder -

The hubris of leadership by victimization seems to be evident within the Obama Administration. Sorry fellows but good men and women have done your jobs with much more effeciency and less BS for over 200 years. Start packing.......

Bitter Eric's Gitmo trial & tribulations

Eric Holder is too good for America. He knows best -- he said so himself! -- yet this nation of fools and bigots, aided and abetted by a cowardly Congress, won't heed his word.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Home Grown Terrorists......3/17/2011

It's as plain as the nose on your face, the radicalization of home grown terrorists has been going on

longer than anyone would care to admit. Walk into any State prison and feel the tension of Islam surround

you like an uncontrollable fever. Radical Islam has been preached for over 20 years to the disenfranchised

whose residence has been long unbearable stays in the"belly of the beast." These bands of brothers want

revenge on the American system of Justice at any cost. And Jihad suits them just fine.

Over 50 attempts to do this nation harm have already been thwarted. How many more will it take before

success can be claimed. It's time to out these misguided malcontents, and show them America means business.

it's the only path to victory, one terrorist at a time.

theodore miraldi

Friday, February 25, 2011

Running from their duties...........

    Here's one for the books, democrats who cannot negotigate a better deal in State House sneaking out of State so votes cannot be taken. How's that for taking the game ball and refusing to play nice. What a disgraceful exhibit of adolescence, that's what the democrat party has turned into, it's my way, or I'll  hit the highway.
  Just imagine someone in the private sector disagreeing
with policy and refusing to come to work, as Trump would say, 'you're fired."
   Voters in Wisconsin and Indiana need to take heed of the subversion of public policfy by public officials. Not only is this highly unethical, but it speaks to the types of people in Public Service.
Make no mistake treason isn't far behind.....

theodore miraldi

Wisconsin troopers dispatched to homes of missing Democrats


Last Updated: 9:04 AM, February 25, 2011

Posted: 1:15 AM, February 25, 2011

Frustrated Wisconsin Republicans pulled out the big guns yesterday, siccing the State Police on AWOL Democrats who, for more than a week, have stymied high-profile efforts to pass an anti-union budget bill.

    Actin on tips that some of the wayward pols might have sneaked back across the border and into their own cozy beds, Republican lawmakers dispatched the troopers on early-morning visits to the Democrats' homes only to come up empty.

    Wisconsin's 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois last week to deny Republicans a quorum and a vote on the bill, which has become a flashpoint in a growing national struggle over labor union power. Under Wisconsin law, the senators can be compelled to vote as long as they remain in the state.
   All Republicans need is one present Democrat to break the logjam.

   Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he hoped the Democrats would come to their senses without police intervention. When that didn't happen, Fitzgerald said he had to send a message.

    "It's a gesture that shows we're still serious and a call of the house should be honored," Fitzgerald said.

    The wayward Democrats have been shuttling between private homes and hotels in Illinois, trying to stay a step ahead of the media and Tea Party loyalists eager to blow their cover.

    They have registered under fake names, used cash to avoid credit-card trails, and relied on friends and family for underwear and toothbrushes.

    State Sen. Chris Larson said several of his colleagues had been back to Wisconsin since the standoff began but have stayed away since Republicans raised the stakes. He said troopers have not been to his Milwaukee home.

    "Some people had gone back to grab a few things, but it's not a regular thing where people are crossing the border," Larson said. "I think the troopers have better things to do than carry out the Republicans' wishes."

    Several fugitive Democrats met at a house in Woodstock, Ill., owned by a relative of one of the senators. But they left when the location was reported on the Web site of a local newspaper.

    "We're having conversations with our colleagues and with the administration," Sen. Robert Jauch said after leaving the home. "We're going to try to find a solution to get through this thing and end the elimination of collective bargaining in Wisconsin."

Larson said life on the lam has been an adventure.

    "All of us are elected senators," Larson said. "We're not very good spies. We're not good at keeping a low profile. We're extroverts."

    Voters, meanwhile, are split on the issue. According to a poll, a majority of Wisconsin residents think Gov. Scott Walker's bid to make public-sector union members pay more for benefits is fair but also believe those workers should have collective-bargaining rights.

    Walker is pushing the bill to close a budget gap, and said layoffs could start next week if no action is taken.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Playing the Budget Card.........

   A closeer look at Obama's 2012 budget will only make you scratch your head in bewilderment. There are literally no real cuts that would establish saving dollars in real time, most of the administrastions saving are
buried deep and would not take place for years to come. Again Obama has mastered the art of illusion
to say one thing and deliver quite something else. How will the new Republican majority make sense out
of Obama's true intent. His vaulted economic commission's advice was totally unheeded. Does this president
listen to anyone?
theodore miraldi

Not-so-tough choices

Behind Bam's budget punt.
John Podhoretz
NYPost 2/17/2011

Everybody is baffled by President Obama's budget proposal. Even, it seems, President Obama. He said on Tuesday that it was full of "tough choices," even as he was acknowledging that he'd refused to make any choices when it came to the key aspect of the federal budget: the unsustainable growth of health-care entitlements.

"My goal here is to actually solve the problem," he said. But his new "tough choices" budget doesn't even suggest a path to solving it.

The president wants us to believe that the way he is going to fix the most pressing problem facing the nation is -- presto -- to do nothing about it!

Obama: Declined to tackle toughest issues in his latest spending plan.

If this sounds like chutzpah, give Obama a little credit for self-knowledge: He all but admitted it. When it comes to entitlements, he told Chuck Todd of NBC. "This is a matter of everybody having a serious conversation about where we want to go, and then ultimately getting in that boat at the same time so it doesn't tip over."

By his own description, Barack Obama is just one of the passengers on a political rowboat on which he and his fellow passengers, the Republicans, are going to have to balance each other out very carefully.

The ship of state is heading into treacherous waters, and the president of the United States does not wish to serve as its captain.

Hard to blame him. Dealing with the entitlement crisis appears at first glance to be as thankless a responsibility as has ever been put before the political class. It requires a sense of governance that goes against every Obaman idea and impulse.

It's not about a grand new health-care system, or new fast choo-choos, or nationwide 4G access. This is governance that requires constriction, contraction, the establishment of limits.

He knows this is where the budget must go. He said so.

Thus, the budget as drafted suggests that the post-midterm Obama has decided upon a surprisingly cynical path -- one in which he will attempt to claim with a straight face that he has put the nation on a path to deficit and debt reduction in the future, even as he does nothing to address them in the present.

As Yuval Levin writes on National Review Online, "By the administration's own calculations, the effect its own budget would have in 2012 would be to increase the deficit by $11 billion. In other words, the Obama administration says that if we pass the Obama budget, then the deficit for 2012 will be $1.1 trillion, but if we don't pass it then the deficit would be $1.09 trillion."

What of the $2.2 trillion the administration plans to save over the next 10 years? Turns out they're not there. "It claims $315 billion saved from eliminating 'certain tax expenditures' -- but doesn't list which ones," writes Brian Riedl of the Heritage Foundation. "It takes credit for $321 billion in spending cuts to offset the Medicare 'doc fix' from 2014 through 2021. What are the cuts? To be determined."

All in all, Riedl writes, "$2 trillion of the $2.2 trillion in claimed savings are pure gimmicks and magic asterisks, rather than specific, legitimate, measurable policy proposals."

What's he up to? John Dickerson, an honest liberal reporter, wrote in Slate that "Obama's spending plan is so timid, he must be working on a smarter plan we don't know about."

I think he does have a plan. We'll only know if it was smart on Election Day 2012.

My guess: Obama is staking his political future on a hope -- the hope that the economy will strengthen by degrees as 2012 approaches, and that the sour public mood will lighten as it did for Ronald Reagan in 1984.

He wants to ride another wave of good feeling to reelection.

He doesn't want to be the killjoy who says it's time we ate our spinach (he has literally assigned that job to Michelle). And he may believe the present thirst for blaming the nation's woes on the problem of growing government will be satisfied instead by a growing economy.

In other words, this isn't a budget. It's a stall.

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