EXPOSED: Former SEIU Official’s Alleged Plan To Destroy America’s Economy?

March 22, 2011

For those of you who have thought conservatives have been over-reacting to Barack Obama’s ongoing tied-at-the-hip relationship to unions – specifically – SEIU: Sit down, shut  up and LEARN!

It’s an event that will undoubtedly cause Eric Holder to have to bury his head at least two feet below “See-level” (using union thugs to shield him, no doubt).

According to Business Insider, The Blaze and Glenn Beck,  former SEIU officer Steve Lerner has been caught on audio tape (recorded at in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend) detailing a secret plan that is designed to:

  • Nuke the Stock Market
  • Destroy JP Morgan-Chase
  • Destabilize our economy
  • Create the conditions for a change in government and a “redistribution of wealth”Watch the video. Note specifically, the comments of Steve Lerner that begin at about the 4:45 mark:

A copy of this tape has been forwarded to the Justice Department. Of course, the head of the Justice Department is Obama appointee Eric Holder who, in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program last December, said that the prospects of domestic terrorism keeps him up at night:

“What I am trying to do in this interview is to make people aware of the fact that the threat is real, the threat is different, the threat is constant. The threat has changed from simply worrying about foreigners coming here, to worrying about people in the United States, American citizens — raised here, born here, and who for whatever reason, have decided that they are going to become radicalized and take up arms against the nation in which they were born.” 

May I suggest, Mr. Holder, that not all terrorists use guns. Governments can be toppled using many different types of weapons and economic terrorism is one of them. May I also suggest, Mr. Holder, what you have here is nothing less than a conspiracy in motion to do just that: Use economic terrorism to bring down the government of the United States.

Nothing less than a full, public investigation, resulting in whatever criminal charges or, perhaps, charges of treason apply will be accepted by the American public.

Pardon my choice of words, but the you-know-what has just hit the fan, Mr. Holder. If you do anything to try to spin or lessen the preception of this clear and present danger, you are in violation of your oath of office.

To ALL Americans: The message of the American public to the Justice Department needs to be clear and united:

“Do your job, Mr. Holder.  Do. Your. Job.

Gerry Ashley 

  Read more at the Business Insider


From Ground Zero Japan: A Moving Display Of Loyalty

March 17, 2011

There are some who just don’t get the bond between a man and his dog. But even I was unprepared for the level of “humanity, compassion and loyalty” within the canine community you’re about to witness below.

It’s a video that will move any animal lover to tears: Rescuers searching the remains of the debris that was once a seacoast town in the Arahama area of Japan come upon a dog that has somehow managed to survive the earthquake and the tsunami that followed. The animal is clearly in shock, disoriented and in distress.

The workers attempt to get the dog to come to them so they can take it for food, water and medical treatment. But the dog steadfastly refuses to leave with them. He turns and walks away, walking in a stagger that seems to confirm the exhaustion and confusion that has engulfed it.   

As the rescuers watch the dog walk away, they discuss his plight:

We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.

He has a collar. He must be someone’s pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.

Then, they notice why the dog has walked away from them. There, some 50 feet away from them, another dog lies in the debris motionless.

             Oh, there is another dog! I wonder if he is dead.


Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.

The dog is protecting him.

Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.

I can’t watch this! This is a very difficult to watch.

Oh… Look! He is moving!  He is alive! I am so happy to see that he is alive!

Yes! Yes! He is alive!

He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.

Oh good. He’s getting up!

Let me assure you, that there IS a happy ending to this story: Both dogs have now been rescued and taken for treatment and are recovering.

In the military, soldiers take a great deal of pride in “never leaving a  brother behind…”

It would appear that’s true also in the canine world.

I hope, for some of you, watching this video will bring you one step closer to understanding that there’s no such thing as “just a dog.” They come from God, like us, equipped with a heart that is capable of loving, with the courage to defend that which he/she believes in and the compassion and loyalty to NOT leave a friend behind to die alone.

Do they have the same reasoning power of humans? That is, perhaps, open to debate. But they share the basic elements that supposedly make us “human.” They know joy. Sorrow. Happiness, Contentment, Fear, Anger. And for those of you who suffer from one form of depression or another, dogs also share that state of mind.

Watch the video and you’ll witness a prime example of canine loyalty.

Then, to put it into some perspective, think about how many other humans, dogs and other assorted pets didn’t make it through or, worse, made it through but are in a place where time will run out before they are rescued. Welcome to the real toll in terms of human and animal life.


Gerry Ashley

Addendum: Having a better understanding about the loyalty of dogs and their ability to experience confusion, disorientation, loneliness, loss and depression, now think about the dogs  who sit in shelters waiting for someone to give them a new lease on life. If you are in a position to provide a home for such a loving animal, I hope this video will move you to do so. I did three years ago last month and my life is forever changed for the better because of it.

If you are not in a position to do that, however, a donation to your local humane society or no-kill shelter is always put to good use.

As for the two dogs in this video… well, I certainly believe in the power of prayer. And that doesn’t cost a dime.

What a Difference a Year Makes!

March 8, 2011

Poor, poor President Obama! As his tenure in the White House progresses, he seems to get less and less popular. Case in point: nobody wants to invite him to their graduation!

It seems that in 2010, the President (or one of his minions) came up with a scathingly brilliant idea for a competition. They called it the “Race to the Top Commencement Challenge” and it entailed finding the high school which best prepared its students for college and a future career. The winning school would win the, er, honor of having the President speak at its commencement ceremony. In its first year, over 1,000 schools entered this competition.

Now in its second year, the President is having trouble finding schools that want to enter the contest! CBS News reports on a highly classified pinky-swear cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die double top secret memo discussing the dire situation:

An internal White House memo indicates that the White House is facing a shortage of applications less than a week before the deadline.

The competition was extended from the February 25 deadline until Friday, March 11 after few schools met the original application deadline. CBS News has learned a White House Communications Office internal memo dated February 22 noted “a major issue with the Commencement Challenge.”

As of yesterday we had received 14 applications and the deadline is Friday,” the memo said. The memo also urged recipients to, “please keep the application number close hold.” [emphasis mine]

Only 14 entries! And an extended deadline! Oh, the humiliation of it all. Why won’t anyone enter this year? I’ll tell you why: they all know what happened last year! President Obama’s speech was less than inspiring, that’s why. It was so much less than inspiring that he put his audience to sleep.

If a young man, probably specially selected for the honor of sitting behind the president while he pontificated, nodded off several times, just imagine what the rest of the audience looked like.

If Obama really wanted to do something “for the kids”, he’d hold a competition with the first prize being that he promises not to speak at commencement.

I bet that would get thousands of entries!

UPDATE: DaTechGuy points out: ” In just one year the number of schools that would like Obama to speak at their high school graduation has dropped by more that 93%.”



H/T: HotAir

Hell, Meet Handbasket

March 4, 2011

As I’m sure regular Grand Rants readers have noticed,  I haven’t posted recently.

I’ve tried, damn it, God knows I’ve really tried. But every time I try to write something, something bigger happens in the news that just makes me want to book passage to Pluto. I don’t give a damn if Pluto lost its ranking as a planet. If I can find any large orbiting extraterrestrial body where I don’t have to worry about what’s taking place here on earth, I’m fine with that. Call it an orbiting sack of poo for all I care. As long as it’s not inhabited by Barack Obama, Congress, Mo Gaddafi, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, NFL players and owners, Charlie Sheen, or Justin Beiber, I’ll be just fine, thank you.

I’m looking at the prophecies of doom for the month of December next year and I’m thinking, “God? I know you’re busy and all, but could you move that date up a bit?”

I read the news every day and it seems like our society is getting more and more polarized… and our President is the chief cause! He’s not bringing this country together (which was the claim during his campaign); instead, he is the wedge that is splitting us up into two camps. Seriously: how cold is it in Antarctica these days? Do they have Applebee’s there?

So what’s left to write about? I thought of a sketch for Saturday Night Live, involving  Charlie Sheen as the celebrity host and… “BOOM! Winning!” But I’m afraid all that’s left is to take bets on when Charlie completely flips out, overdoses, or is taken out by a SWAT team as he tries to storm the Playboy Mansion.

Tomorrow morning, I will crawl back into my office and laugh hysterically about how lucky I am to have a job working all by myself and not have to deal with the outside world for a whole nine hours… and I’m proud to say none of the work done in this one-man office will have been done by a union worker. Another blessing.

If you will excuse me, I’ve got to put a trace on a package I’m expecting from Kervorkian Enterprises. It’s a “Goodnight Pill” and I asked it to be delivered in 2029. I’m gonna see if I can move the delivery date up to Wednesday.

Gerry Ashley