Patrick fends off critics of 9/11 speech

From the Boston Globe:

Governor Deval Patrick tried yesterday to fend off criticism he has received over his Sept. 11 memorial service speech, when he said the terrorist attacks six years ago resulted in part from “a failure of human understanding.”

“Frankly, I was taught in my church that all violent attack is a failure of human understanding,” he said during an appearance on WTKK-FM radio yesterday. “The families, in the time I spent with them that day after the ceremony, were just absolutely lovely and appreciative.”

What church do you belong to? We really need to know as a public service warning. You sir are an idiot, a failure of human understanding… I understand them just fine, they hate the U.S. and western culture you pip squeak!

Presiding over the state’s memorial ceremonies for the first time, Patrick on Tuesday morning called the events of Sept. 11, 2001, “a mean and nasty and bitter attack on the United States.

“But it was also about the failure of human beings to understand each other and to learn to love each other,” he said. “It seems to me that lesson [of] that morning is something that we must carry with us every day.”

No, what we must carry with us is that these people will stop at nothing to bring us down; nothing. And there is nothing short of wiping them out that will suffice.

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Dad? Why Are We At War?

I received this in an email and thought it was just too powerful not
to publish. On this anniversary of 9/11 I thought this was a perfect

People don’t understand why we had to go to war in Iraq, well here is their answer.

The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at
war… My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband
and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to
serve and defend our country again today. I knew that my husband would
give him a good explanation.

My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our front living room window.

He said, “Son, stand there and tell me what you see?”

“I see trees and cars and our neighbors’ houses,” he replied.

“OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the United States of America and you are President Bush.”

Our son giggled and said, “OK.”

“Now, son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every
house and yard on this block is a different country,” my husband said.

“OK Dad, I’m pretending.”

“Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and pretend
you see Saddam come out of his house with his wife, he has her by the
hair and is hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her
in the face, he throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to
death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are
screaming and crying, they are watching this but do nothing because
they are kids and they are afraid of their father. You see all of this,
son…. what do you do?”


“What do you do, son?”

“I’d call the police, Dad.”

“OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations. They take your
call. They listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help.
What do you do then, son?”

“Dad……. but the police are supposed to help!” My son starts to whine.

“They don’t want to, son, because they say that it is not their
place or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of
it,” my husband says.

“But, Dad… he killed her!!” My son exclaims.

“I know he did… but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I
want you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who
you’re pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his

“Daddy… he kills them?”

“Yes, son, he does. What do you do?”

“Well, if the police don’t want to help, I will go and ask my next door neighbor to help me stop him,” our son says.

“Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to
get involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop
him,” my husband says.

“But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can’t stop him by myself!!”

“WHAT DO YOU DO, SON?” Our sons starts to cry.

“OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you ask
for help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands taller
and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next, son?”

“What, Daddy?”

“He walks across the street to the old lady’s house and breaks down
her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on
fire and then… he kills her. He turns around and sees you standing in
the window and laughs at you. WHAT DO YOU DO?”


“WHAT DO YOU DO?” Our son is crying and he looks down and he whispers, “I’d close the blinds, Daddy.”

My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him. “Why?”

“Because, Daddy… the police are supposed to help people who need
them… and they won’t help… You always said neighbors are supposed
to HELP neighbors, but they won’t help either… they won’t help me
stop him…

I’m afraid…. I can’t do it by myself, Daddy …… I can’t look
out my window and just watch him do all these terrible things and and
do nothing… so ….. I’m just going to close the blinds … so
I can’t see what he’s doing, and I’m going to pretend that it is not happening.”

I start to cry. My husband looks at our nine year old son standing
in the window, looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my
husband’s questions.

He says…. “Son…..”

“Yes, Daddy?”

“Open the blinds, because that man…… he’s at your front door… “WHAT DO YOU DO?”

My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls
up his tiny fists and looks is father square in the eyes, and without
hesitation he says, “I DEFEND MY FAMILY DAD!!! I’M NOT GONNA LET HIM

I see a tear roll down my husband’s cheek and he grabs our son to
his chest and hugs him tight, and says…. “It’s too late to fight him,
he’s too strong, and he’s already at YOUR front door, son… you should
have stopped him BEFORE he killed his wife, his children, and the old
lady across the way.

You have to do what’s right, even if you have to do it alone, before
it’s too late,” my husband whispers. “THAT scenario I just gave you is
WHY we are at war with Iraq. When good men stand by and let evil
happen, son, THAT is the greatest mistake; believing that the
atrocities in the world won’t affect them. “YOU MUST NEVER BE AFRAID TO


This should be printed in every newspaper and posted in every school
in America Of course, that won’t happen, so we’ll use the Internet. If
your blinds are closed, do nothing with this email. If they are open I
do not need to tell you what to do.

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I Remember Joseph Marchbanks Jr. who lost his life on 9-11

I am proud to remember Joseph Marchbanks Jr. who was a Battalion
Chief in Harlem, but he preferred to be called a firefighter. A 22-year
veteran, Chief Marchbanks garnered four promotions by the time he died
at age 47, but “he wasn’t one to brag,” said his wife, Teresa.

Still, Chief Marchbanks had a lot to brag about.

A Bronx native, he qualified for the police force and the fire
department in the same week, he chose the latter, never looked back.

“He loved his job,” said his friend (and stickball teammate) Frank McDonagh.

He lived in Nanuet, N.Y., with his wife, Teresa, and his children,
Lauren, 14, and Ryan, 8. “He had an extremely good sense of humor. He
held the family together, he was the hub,” said his sister, Kathleen
Allison. She said he coached his daughter’s softball team and was a
regular at all the soccer and baseball games his son played in.
Marchbanks’ survivors include a twin brother in Boston. — Bill Kaufman

At the firehouse, he organized study groups to help others pass
tests for promotions. “He taught without you realizing you were
learning,” said his friend and colleague, Lieutenant Kevin Guy.

Ray Joseph Marchbanks JR. was a firefighter originally assigned to
Engine Company 73 and later transferred “across the floor” into Ladder
42. His contagious smile was always present. Joe’s willingness to help;
whether at a fire, a practical joke, or to benefit a brother who needed
him was also a constant that could be depended on. His love of, “The
Job”, was evident in his good natured professionalism wherever he was.
He made his mark on the job everywhere he went as he was promoted to
Lieutenant, then to Captain and finally to Battalion Chief where he was
assigned to Battalion 12. Joe’s memory will live on in the hearts and
minds of all the members of The House on Prospect Avenue in the Bronx.

A Memorial Service
was held on
October 26, 2001

It is very likely I worked with Chief Marchbanks when I worked in
Harlem as a Paramedic. I worked more than a few fires, so I am sure he
was there. FDNY are a great bunch of heroes and Chief Marchbanks made
them proud.

Let us take a moment on 9/11 to remember him and the others that lost their lives on that fateful day.



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ID cards for illegals… the new San Francisco Treat!

Cross posted from The Conservative Common Man

September 7th, 2007 by Sam Pierce

From the San Francisco Chronicle: (found at The Drudge Report)

“San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano is drafting legislation to create a city identification card for immigrants unable to get traditional ID cards, a move likely to anger advocates of tougher immigration enforcement.”

Later in the article we find:

“Ammiano said the impetus for the city cards came from the immigrant community, which asked for his help. Illegal immigrants who are victims or witnesses of crime often do not report the incident because they have no identification and fear deportation. Identification also is needed for many services, such as city health care.

San Francisco already has a sanctuary policy for immigrants, which means no city agency, including the police, will assist the federal government to deport people. So-called sanctuary cities have become a major issue among Republican presidential candidates.”

Apparently San Fransicko officials believe the transgendered people have trouble with identification so they too would benefit from these cards. I am not sure where the difficulty for these people stems from… it isn’t as if driver’s license applications ask what the applicant chooses to wear. I suggest that this is to give the impression that these cards are not just about illegal aliens.

I suggest San Fran would be a great first step in withdrawing federal funds from sanctuary cities. That is unless their plan is to entice illegals to come and get the cards so they can fall into the trap and subsequent deportation that might be waiting for them. Wouldn’t it be great if these cities cared for the law and expected the people within its city limits to be there legally?

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.More CAII articles:

Them’s Fightin Words by Blue Collar Muse

Several at Freedom Fighter Radio Show

LaRaza Harasses and Intimidates 73 Year Old Woman by The Undocumented Blogger

Nancy Pelosi’s Plan For Illegal Aliens and more by Debbie at Right Truth

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La Raza Harasses and Intimidates 73 Year Old Woman

Cross posted from The Undocumented Blogger

In events that are largely being ignored by the national media, Kansas City representatives of the racist group the National Council of La Raza (The Race for our English speaking friends) have been threatening to boycott Kansas City and pull their national convention from the city if the current mayor, Mark Funkhouser, does not remove 73 year old Francis Semler from the Kansas City Parks Board. Why the outrage over an elderly female member of a parks board? She happens to be a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp, a neo-neighborhood watch group that seeks to end illegal immigration by watching our southern and northern borders and reporting illegal immigration to the border patrol.

Mayor Funkhouser has vowed to stand behind Ms Semler as long as her personal beliefs on immigration policy do not affect her service to the parks board.

Growing frustrated with the Mayor’s refusal to bend to their blackmail La Raza spokesperson and organizer of Sons and Daughters of Immigrants of Greater Kansas City, Jessica Ayala joined 5 other pro-illegal immigration activists and appeared on the doorstep of 73 year old Ms Semler on the morning of September 5th. Startled by the pounding on her door and seeing the large group outside, she did what any elderly woman would do, she called police.

When questioned, the group claimed they were only there to hand deliver a note demanding she resign from her position on the parks board. Police have stated they will increase patrols to the neighborhood.

Their note follows:

Dear Mrs. Semler,

We are writing on behalf of the congregations, community organizations and concerned citizens listed below to respectfully ask you to immediately resign your position as member of the Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation Board. As a member of the Minutemen it is clear that you do not embrace or welcome the cultural diversity of all Kansas City residents. The KC metropolitan area should be allowed the opportunity to heal from the difficulties this appointment has caused and your resignation permits this healing process to begin.

Please contact us by August 31st to let us know that you have the best interests of all metropolitan area citizens in mind and that you will immediately resign from the parks board.


Spencer F. Barrett – Pastor, Bethel AME Church, Co-chair, Interfaith Worker Justice

Dan Johnson – Teamster’s Local 41, Co-chair, Interfaith Worker Justice Organizer of Greater Kansas City.

Jessica Ayala – Sacred Heart Guadalupe Church, Organizer, Sons and Daughters of Immigrants of Greater Kansas City

Coalition of Hispanic Organizations Civil Rights Committee Guadalupe Center
Concerned Clergy of Kansas City Missouri
Kansas City Chapter of La Raza
People of Faith for Hospitality and Justice
American Immigration Lawyer’s Association

Ms. Ayala’s MySpace page can be found here. if you want to let her know what you think of her racist organization and their tactics of harassing little old ladies.

This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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Nancy Pelosi’s plan for illegal aliens, and more.

Cross posted from Right Truth

Speaker Pelosi is proposing the following program to make America a more attractive destination for third world peasants to invade. (satire from John W. Lillpop)

In her own words, then, Speaker Pelosi offers her greeting to illegals in America and to the remaining peasants in Mexico who have not yet invaded America, but who will do so when monthly food stamp and welfare allotments increase by at least 10 percent.Nancy Pelosi’s Progressive Program to Fix Immigration

No Human Being Is Illegal

As Democrats, we believe that the term “illegal alien” should only be used when referring to the invasion of a woman’s uterus by an unwanted fetus, and then only as needed to provide concise language for the death certificate of the aborted interloper. [snip]

America Must Be Deportation-free Sanctuary

Tens of millions of undocumented constituents hide in the shadows of American society, afraid to assimilate because of fear of punitive action by a government that hates the color brown. [snip]

Bring Troops Home to Reduce “Pressure” on the Border

[snip] At the border, our brave military troops would escort and assure safe passage for any and all Latinos wishing to invade America. [snip]

Gun Control: Repealing the 2nd Amendment

[snip] Undocumented constituents are overwhelmingly in favor of repealing the 2nd Amendment, and would make excellent door to door “confiscators” in America’s war against guns. [snip]

Universal Health Care

Higher Taxes, Redistribution of Wealth (go read it all)

World-wide immigration and “the attempted alleviation of ‘racism’ through affirmative action” increases resentment on all sides. Here’s Canada’s situation:

Indeed, this situation does exist and it is an indictment against Canada. It is an indictment not of our failure to offer ‘suitable employment’, but of immigration authorities who fail to assess credentials properly at the point of entry.Canadian immigration under the Liberals has involved preferential treatment to those groups who tend to vote Liberal en masse, as opposed to those who are most suited for employment here. Corruption within the ranks of Immigration Canada is an established fact: in 2004, Diane Serre, a senior manager, and four others were charged for accepting bribes from Arab immigrants.

Canada, like Britain, imports people with dubious qualifications as ‘skilled immigrants’, who then demand employment that they are not qualified for. (more at Canada Free Press)

That’s Canada, our northern neighbor. It does not bode well for them or the US, especially with talk of a North American Union and Security and Prosperity Partnership rumors.

North American Union – ready driver licenses:

The first “North American Union” driver’s license, complete with a hologram of the North American continent on the reverse, has been created in the state of North Carolina.”The North Carolina driver’s license is ‘North American Union’ ready,” charges William Gheen, who serves as president of Americans for Legal Immigration.

(New security logo on the reverse of North Carolina’s driver’s licenses)

(Security and Prosperity Partnership logo) (WND)

Some People Are Never Happy says Christi at Common Sense America:

Elvira Arellano was mad as hell at the United States over her deportation. And now, she is mad as hell at her beautiful homeland of Mexico. [snip]

Arellano said she would not back down from her request and was angered that Mexico was seeking a U.S. visa, adding that the Mexican government should not have to ask permission to send her north of the border. (more)

Also see “Immigration: Give us your tired and your poor” at My Country – My View

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.


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sources for radio show 09-07-07 – 09-09-07

Links for 9/7/07- 9/9/07



Titles: The Second Amendment report, starting with the Armed Citizen Report.
The Dumb Ass Segment. The UN Just won’t go away.

Subjects: The Second Amendment report, starting with the Armed Citizen
Report. Ok, you all asked for it, Our Dumb Ass Segment is back!! Then, Brian
hates to talk about them but the UN will just not go away!!


Second Former U.N. Worker Seeks Whistleblower Protection,2933,296006,00.html

Top UN Official Praises Efforts to Throw the Vatican
Out of the UN

Washington, D.C.,
Fire Department Under Investigation for Alleged Prostitution Ring,2933,295498,00.html

Lost in the Shuffle, a Milestone

Mexico Does
Not End at its Border

Mississippi Man Mistakenly Calls 91l, leads Cops to His Meth Lab,2933,296008,00.html

Disgraced Democratic Donor Norman Hsu Arrested in Colorado,2933,296012,00.html




Titles: In honor of our guest Brian will opine on conservatism, his motto;
“Truth Justice and the American Way”
and why he chose it. Then we have a special guest: from the Conservative
Leadership Council.   

Subjects: In honor of our guest Brian will opine on conservatism, his motto;
“Truth Justice and the American Way”
and why he chose it. And the right vs. the left in this country based on a
caller to Mike Church’s talk radio show. Then we have a special guest: from the
Conservative Leadership Council.   








Titles: “Our Military Heroes”, Ups and downs for the week. Then our special
guest Presidential Candidate; John Bootie.

Subjects: Since we are having a guest we will be changing the lineup for
today’s show starting with “Our Military Heroes”, Of course we will still be
doing the “Ups and downs for the week”. Then our special guest Presidential
Candidate; John Bootie.


Liberal Clerics
Fasting to End Poor Nations’ Debts                                                                                         
South Florida Students Face Indictment for Carrying Explosives Across
State Lines,2933,295434,00.html

State’s voter ID law holds up in court

Christians Mull Offensive Art Works

G.I. Joe to Become Global Task Force in Movie,2933,296054,00.html

Guilt by Association,2933,296133,00.html

Running a Campus Off of Garbage