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Democrats have turned “Loyal Opposition” into Dedicated Destruction

by Jerry Todd, staff writer

I’ve been a conservative Republican since my Dad, a Chicago Packard Service manager said he voted against that SOB Roosevelt 4 times.

That said, a term that has been lost in the dust is “loyal opposition.” Liberals and conservatives in this constitutional republic both have a certain love of country – maybe even God – and only see the ongoing maintenance of the republic from different viewpoints. One wins an election, the other loses and becomes the loyal opposition.

This is never good enough for the “progressive” mindset which seeks to destroy and rebuild our extraordinary success into a global nightmare. Given the likes of George Soros eagerly and lavishly seeking to destroy Israel, the Catholic Church, Evangelicals, the Constitution and the currencies of every country he gets his claws in, I wasn’t surprised to see him backing a Sharia ruled government in Turkey.

I could go on, but my fond hope is for liberals and ignorant conservatives to get far away from “progressives” and isolate them. Popes refer to the Culture of Death. I’ve defined its two parts – Radical Islam that covets death in the service of Allah by suicidal killing of innocent infidels. The other half is “progressivism” which has no reverence for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.

But what do I know…?

Source:
http://gulagbound.com/12652/top-5-revolutions-backed-by-george-soros/

A Doctor’s self-serving, medical fraud which caused countless illnesses and deaths

In 1998, British Doctor Andrew Wakefield published research findings in Britain’s famed medical journal The Lancet; findings linking autism to a children’s vaccine (MMR) for measles, mumps and rubella. The doctor’s claims resulted in a panic as they “…triggered a slump in immunization levels, outbreaks of infectious disease and worldwide public worry.”

In 2004, London Sunday Times reporter Brian Deer revealed that Dr. Wakefield had literally MADE UP the research which showed autism resulting in a matter of days after children had been vaccinated. Deer discovered that a group of attorneys was paying Wakefield large sums to discredit the MMR vaccine.  The attorneys  planned to profit from lawsuits against the companies which made it.

Coach is Right is proud that staff writer Michael D. Shaw is, according to the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), “responsible for what is arguably the best…in-depth assessment of the investigation of [the Wakefield] research to the eventual retraction of the Wakefield paper…”

The ACSH quotes Mr. Shaw who writes:

“For all the great work that Brian Deer did on the Wakefield matter, even he did not portray this as the absolute disaster that it is.  Public health has been set back decades, if the entire notion of vaccination–uncontested since Edward Jenner’s work of the late 18th century–is being subject to a constant stream of absurd attacks.  Josef Mengele would be so proud.  Wakefield and Horton belong in prison.”

Here is the Shaw article as it appeared in 2010 on HealthNewsDigest.com.

Missteps At The Lancet: The Andrew Wakefield Travesty…And Others

by Michael D. Shaw, Contributing Columnist – HealthNewsDigest.com

By now, it is well publicized that the infamous study in which autism was linked to MMR inoculations—by Andrew Wakefield et al.—has been “fully retracted” by the editors. Wakefield’s paper was published in the February 28, 1998 issue of the famed British medical journal The Lancet, and was retracted on February 2, 2010.

Perhaps the most provocative citation from the 1998 article was the final paragraph:

    We have identified a chronic enterocolitis in children that may be related to neuropsychiatric dysfunction. In most cases, onset of symptoms was after measles, mumps, and rubella immunization. Further investigations are needed to examine this syndrome and its possible relation to this vaccine.

Not surprisingly, this citation was quickly picked up by desperate parents looking for a reason for their children’s autism, as well as by numerous fear entrepreneurs—including Robert F. Kennedy Jr.—who garnered plenty of media coverage. And, as it turns out, more’s the pity. Evidently, the anti-vaccine hysteria had some traction.

Britain’s child vaccination rates are down to only 70% in some regions, compared to more than 90% in the mid-1990s. Note that 70 percent is well below the herd immunity threshold for the three diseases covered by the MMR vaccine. As such, measles cases skyrocketed. In 1998, there were but 56 cases in all of England and Wales, while 2008′s figure was 1,370. And, in 2006, there was the first child measles fatality in more than ten years.

While it would be very difficult to absolutely prove causality here, the implications are all too clear—ironically far clearer than the assertions in Wakefield’s paper.

In a recent article in the New York Post (2/4/2010) entitled “Who’ll Apologize to Dead Kids?,” Dr. Elizabeth Whelan—president of the American Council on Science and Health—weighed in on the matter:

    Many of us in the scientific community recognized the “study” as junk when it appeared in 1998. Even before we learned of then-unknown ethical failings by its lead author, we knew the study was based on a tiny population of only twelve children. More, it relied on a novel methodology that assumed some bizarre, previously unheard of, association between children’s autism and their manifestation of intestinal problems.

    When criticism of the paper intensified in the days after publication, Lancet editor-in-chief Dr. Richard Horton defended his decision to publish what he acknowledged as an inferior study by claiming it would generate debate on the autism/vaccine issue. Even when ten of the original thirteen authors withdrew their names from the article, Horton still refused to withdraw the study.

    Nor did he take such action when multiple studies subsequently appeared showing no link between vaccines and autism. Nor even in 2004—when it was revealed that the lead author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, had been paid, in part, by lawyers for parents seeking to sue vaccine makers, claiming adverse health consequences.

Much of the investigation that finally led to the editorial retraction came from the bravura work of journalist Brian Deer.

Paul Offit, chief of Infectious Disease at Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, pulled no punches:

    This retraction by The Lancet came far too late. It’s very easy to scare people; it’s very hard to unscare them. Horton has made no effort whatsoever to apologize or take editorial responsibility for this egregious error. He should step forward and say, “I regret the needless suffering and death for which I am partly responsible.”

We now look at other incidents in which The Lancet exercised questionable judgment, or flat-out bias.

Second in notoriety only to the Wakefield matter was the business of war-related deaths in Iraq. The journal published two articles on the topic, one on October 29, 2004, and the other on October 11, 2006. In the first one, the deaths were estimated at 98,000—counted from the 2003 invasion and occupation up to that time. The 2006 survey, though, shocked many with the astonishing figure of 654,965 through the end of June, 2006.

This figure was challenged by many, including the antiwar group Iraq Body Count project, as well as the Iraqi Health Ministry and the United Nations. Moreover, an article published in the January 31, 2008 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine came up with a far lower figure (151,000), and was not exactly polite in its skewering of The Lancet effort (Burnham et al.):

    [The Iraq Body Count and the Iraq Family Health Survey] indicate that the 2006 study by Burnham et al. considerably overestimated the number of violent deaths. For instance, to reach the 925 violent deaths per day reported by Burnham et al. for June 2005 through June 2006, as many as 87% of violent deaths would have been missed in the IFHS and more than 90% in the Iraq Body Count. This level of under-reporting is highly improbable, given the internal and external consistency of the data and the much larger sample size and quality-control measures taken in the implementation of the IFHS.

It was widely reported that Burnham et al refused to release their data to be evaluated by others—thus straining the notion of peer-review touted by The Lancet, and it was revealed that billionaire leftist George Soros was a primary source of funding for the project. More than that, Riyadh Lafta, an author on the paper, has been linked to less than truthful survey work, including much for Saddam Hussein. Of course, the leftist/activist viewpoints of Richard Horton himself are no secret.

Finally, just as Climategate was unfolding, on November 25, 2009, The Lancet launched a series of articles under the heading “Health and Climate Change.” To call the series less than objective is to be kind…

    “Health benefits” of switching agriculture methods and livestock production seem to be based on the absurd notion that over-nutrition is a significant problem in much of the world.

    Similarly, health is again invoked as a reason to switch to low-carbon forms of energy production, as if the world is already sufficiently electrified. The benefits of bringing electrical power to the third world are absent from the discussion.

    Likewise, healthy activities—this time in the form of walking and cycling—will somehow make up for inferior transportation systems.

Mixing politics and science is a recipe for disaster as editor-in-chief Horton and company have amply demonstrated, especially in the Wakefield matter. Sadly, he doesn’t seem to realize how much damage he has inflicted on the reputation of his 186-year-old publication.

 

If the Chamber of Commerce’s $50 million fails Boehner will use his Nuclear Option and pass amnesty

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

We’ve heard a lot about Harry Reid’s “Nuclear Option” to kill any power Senate Republicans might have thought they had. Now we face the threat of John Boehner using the House version of the “Nuclear Option” which he will likely sneak into law during a marathon Friday night/Saturday morning session as a last ditch weapon to keep the TEA party from gaining power and saving America from people like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCoC).      

The (USCoC) is determined to help Barack Obama and his Democrats destroy America.  It has pledged to spend and spend some more to defeat TEA party candidates and its mantra is: “No fools on our ticket.”  The “fools” here are TEA party movement patriots. The USCoC wants amnesty for illegals to fill their factories with low wage, illiterate, new Democrat voters; consequences be damned.

They want what is good for them and not what is good for America.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that our USCoC enemies are planning to spend $50 million to make sure no one who opposes amnesty for illegal aliens can possibly win election next November.

Spooked by Barack Obama’s plunging approval numbers and the damage they are doing to their Party’s chances of retaking the House and holding the Senate, the quislings at the Chamber have already announced their spending commitment.

They know these numbers can cause a number of their allies in the Democrat Caucus to decide not to run for re-election. With this announcement the Chamber is saying, “Please hold on, we’ll give you all the support you need to hold off TEA party challengers, because they are our common enemy.”   

They know the TEA party movement is a very formidable opponent and even with all their spending, all the RINOs media and Soros money thrown in, they could still lose.

This is where John Boehner rides to the rescue to use his BIG weapon – amnesty to get the job done. If he does this early enough the Democrats can illegally register tens of million new Democrat voters and the curtain comes down on America.

Harry Reid’s “Nuclear Option” will look like a simple insult compared to Boehner’s Amnesty Nuclear Option. 

 Obama’s approval is 39%; so what?   
Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/194030-report-chamber-planning-50m-campaign-to-curtail-tea-party?utm_campaign=briefingroom&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterfeed

School Daze via Socialized Education

by Jerry Todd,  staff writer

I’m sure glad our Kern County (Cal) Superintendent of Schools thinks Common Core is cool. I just don’t buy the line about all the decisions being made locally or that children can be okay with wrong answers. Until they know the basics – including knowing how to write cursive – an excellent exercise in character building and left-right brain interaction – they need time to grow straight and true as children should.

The other evening, I helped a 4th grader with a 4 equation, 4 unknown math problem designed to determine if “a” was a larger or smaller number than “d.”  I didn’t see any discussion of substitution in the text – maybe it’s just me. Maybe because I didn’t get this until high school it makes me a dinosaur. Maybe our little 4th grader is not being allowed to grow as her maturity allows.

It brought to mind Hillary Clinton’s long held view from her ERA days at Wellesley that children must be raised by the state as it is not fair for them to be raised in a family. It does “take a village” after all. Sadly, her village is not Bakersfield, but a one world government. She also wrote a thesis on Rules for Radicals’ Saul Alinsky – who dedicated his now well worn Obamaesque techniques to Lucifer!

Free of Common Core, I believe we can continue to be the most productive and inventive nation in the world. We won’t survive with standardized thinkers who will never know right from wrong or the cultural and religious basis of Western Civilization vs. ill-conceived directed reading.

Few people understand the tremendous contributions of Kern County to world oil, agriculture and aerospace. Much of it – fracking – horizontal boring – oil production – irrigated agriculture are under attack by groups funded by George Soros and supported by Democrats at state and federal levels. No community with its own challenges should be subject to waiting for a nod from some ignorant bureaucrat. Education and problem solving takes place in the midst of real world challenges.

Education is first a family responsibility – then the community – never the federal government – if for no other reason it costs 4 times as much to run education from a totalitarian “progressive” federal bureaucracy with its corrupt union cadre compared to our community turf. With the Internet, choices in education have expanded far beyond the leftist/jihadist doctrinaires that have taken over the process.

Sadly, the teachers’ colleges have inculcated Marxist, anti-Constitution/free enterprise ideologies into their common cores. We’ve been paying for it for some time with somewhat brainwashed administrators and teachers. It’s sad, because very few ever enter this field with nefarious intent. I’m surrounded by great teachers, including my wife.

This nation didn’t get where it is – in spite of 100 years of “progressive” attacks – by being under totalitarian rule.

ObamaCare II: Catholic Bishops pushing the poison pill of Immigration reform

by Jerry Todd,  staff writer

Dear Excellencies, Reverends, Deacons and fellow Catholics -

This morning I read in my Bakersfield paper that a group of Catholic Bishops and priests are planning to push the current immigration bill on 60 targeted Republican lawmakers, including my Congressman Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy has been trying to hold the fort against the complete collapse of the nation’s borders and taking flak for it from people who ought to know better.

If “Obamacare II” – the draconian, poison-pilled immigration bill–is passed, all 1200 pages of it, kiss what’s left of the Republic good bye. Is Nancy Pelosi going to be here leading the “real Catholics” who seem to have no idea how a representative Constitutional Republic was designed to work? Do they understand we are in all out spiritual warfare? Ask your local jihadist!

This is a repeat of the way the Church was sucked into the Delano Grape Boycott when clergy were happily marching under the banners of Our Lady of Guadalupe and mass murderer communist Che Guevara. Only one woman saw the contrast and stood against the surge of communist chicanery. She paid the price by being kept out of discussion meetings even at Catholic churches. Her major sponsor’s Learjet crashed not long after the photo in the above tribute was taken. Has it ever been investigated?

Don’t these bishops and priests know they are playing into the hands of George Soros who through MoveOn.org has been sponsoring UFW and anti-fracking protests and attacks against the Church from all sides? Very strange bedfellows indeed.

Don’t they read papal encyclicals like Caritas in veritate? (#58 for starters).

The bishops have been urging the faithful to participate in the body politic. If all they can come up with is more Marxist social justice and don’t yet understand the Republicans are not the enemy. The Democrat Party left the Catholic Church in the dust way before Ronald Reagan realized the party left him. Under a totalitarian President and corrupt Democrat Congress members, the pace has hit warp speed.

Please, for the love of God and Country, pay attention to who you’re getting in cahoots with. Why not challenge Congress to come up with a comprehensive and fair bill under 100 pages long? – See attached.

Not one of us knows the full context of the current legislation – or who actually wrote it!

FYI, Muslim Brotherhood supporter Neera Tanden recently bragged that she helped write the “Affordable Care Act” while on George Soros’ payroll. Ever notice Muslims are exempt per Dhimmitude on page 107 or that in Denmark they constitute 4% of the population, yet draw down 40% of the welfare budget? Thank God they hold the Blessed Virgin as “the most important woman in Islam!” Maybe she’ll come to our rescue as she did for the human sacrificed Aztecs! Is there another Juan Diego out there?

I was almost convinced that things would change with the elevation of really great and brave new Archbishops and Cardinals. I trust they’re not behind this upcoming September 2nd protest!