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How can you deny what you claim to stand for WordPress? WordPress, the blogging site that hosts this page,   took down Bare Naked Islam Blog today after threats from CAIR.

CAIR has been declared a terrorist-affiliated group and the FBI is banned from dealing with them. Must still be in bed with Obama though.

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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirtieth Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.




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George Washington praying at Valley Forge(click to elarge this wonderful image)






Snowden’s Diary Gives Data

The nearest to an authentication of the Potts story of Washington’s prayer in the woods seems to be supplied by the “Diary and Remembrances” of the Rev. Nathaniel Randolph Snowden, an ordained Presbyterian minister, graduate of Princeton with a degree from Dickinson College. The original is owned by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Mr. Snowden was born in Philadelphia January 17, 1770 and died November 12, 1851. His writings cover a period from youth to 1846. In his records may be found these observations, in Mr. Snowden’s own handwriting:

“I knew personally the celebrated Quaker Potts who saw Gen’l Washington alone in the woods at prayer. I got it from himself, myself. Weems mentioned it in his history of Washington, but I got it from the man myself, as follows:

I was riding with him (Mr. Potts) in Montgomery County, Penn’a near to the Valley Forge, where the army lay during the war of ye Revolution. Mr. Potts was a Senator in our State & a Whig. I told him I was agreeably surprised to find him a friend to his country as the Quakers were mostly Tories. He said, ‘It was so and I was a rank Tory once, for I never believed that America c’d proceed against Great Britain whose fleets and armies covered the land and ocean, but something very extraordinary converted me to the Good Faith!” “What was that,” I inquired? ‘Do you see that woods, & that plain. It was about a quarter of a mile off from the place we were riding, as it happened.’ ‘There,’ said he, ‘laid the army of Washington. It was a most distressing time of ye war, and all were for giving up the Ship but that great and good man. In that woods pointing to a close in view, I heard a plaintive sound as, of a man at prayer. I tied my horse to a sapling & went quietly into the woods & to my astonishment I saw the great George Washington on his knees alone, with his sword on one side and his cocked hat on the other. He was at Prayer to the God of the Armies, beseeching to interpose with his Divine aid, as it was ye Crisis, & the cause of the country, of humanity & of the world.

‘Such a prayer I never heard from the lips of man. I left him alone praying.


‘I went home & told my wife. I saw a sight and heard today what I never saw or heard before, and just related to her what I had seen & heard & observed. We never thought a man c’d be a soldier & a Christian, but if there is one in the world, it is Washington. She also was astonished. We thought it was the cause of God, & America could prevail.’ “He then to me put out his right hand & said ‘I turned right about and became a Whig.'”

Mr. Snowden, as if to emphasize the piety of Washington sets forth in his records that he often saw Washington, that he accompanied seventy other clergymen to visit him on the anniversary of his birth February 22, 1792. Then Mr. Snowden adds:

“I felt much impressed in his presence and reflected upon the hand and wonderful Providence of God in raising him up and qualifying him with so many rare qualities and virtues for the good of this country and the world. Washington was not only brave and talented, but a truly excellent and pious man of God and of prayer. He always retired before a battle and in any emergency for prayer and direction.”

“When the army lay at Morristown, the Rev. Dr. Jones, administered the sacrament of ye Lord’s supper. Washington came forward at ye head of all his officers and took his seat at ye 1st table, & took of ye bread and wine, the Symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood, to do this in remembrance of ye L J C & thus professed himself a Christian & a disciple of the blessed Jesus.”

The Rev. Mr. Snowden’s use of “John” and not “Isaac” in referring to Potts may easily be due to momentary lapse of concentration on a single item, as happens frequently among writers who possess the correct facts but neglect their importance at the moment. In compiling a Valley Forge guide book recently the writer inadvertently placed Anthony Wayne’s birthplace in Delaware County, when as a matter of fact he had know since boyhood “Mad Anthony” was a native of Chester County.

Some published accounts of the Potts version of the “Prayer” have Potts addressing his wife as “Sarah.” True it is he had a wife by that name but she was his second spouse whom Isaac married at Abington Meeting March 10, 1803. Other writers claim Isaac Potts was a widower at the time of the Encampment and others that he did not reside at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777 and 1778. These claims would seem to be in error as substantiated by “The Potts Memorial” a worthy genealogical-historical account of the Potts family compiled in 1874 by Mrs. Thomas Potts (Isabella) James, after eleven years of painstaking work. In Mrs. James’ record Isaac Potts is shown as marrying Martha Bolton at Plymouth Meeting December 6, 1770, that she lived with Isaac at Valley Forge in 1777 and 1778 and died April 39, 1798 at Cheltenham, Montgomery County.

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Fourth Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven. Happy Birthday Lord.

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TEA – Time to Engage Actively

by Patricia  Kleinmaier

If not now…When???

Ok, we have joined together, held meetings to get to know each other, made websites and facebook pages and educated ourselves on the issues of the day. We have watched all the debates and some have picked their favorite candidate for president, but now it is Time to Engage Actively; it’s time “in the words of O” to take off the bedroom slippers and put on the boots.

The Democrats are well organized. They have been working since Jan 2009 to make sure O gets re-elected. We have been thinking about getting O defeated since Nov 2008. We are having to wait to find out who that person will be who will be the one to do it, but in the mean time we need to get more people registered to vote, figure out how to support our local and state candidates, work on getting people to the primaries and then to the general election on Nov 6th. We need to work with our local GOPs to sign up to be poll workers, election judges, drivers of cars to get people to the polling places, picking good conservatives to be candidates in the local elections and the state races.

It is important that TEA Party groups get geared up and ready to go.

We need to help each other by sharing ideas and information. It is not enough to just sit and read emails, post on facebook, tweet your thoughts or just sit and watch the boob tube and get mad. It is time to put on your boots, roll up your sleeves, get off your butts and engage actively. Don’t just attend your group’s meetings, but attend others in your area. We all have different ideas and we need to get our numbers up to show the country that we are a force to be reckoned with and we haven’t faded away. Bring new people with you. Engage your friends and neighbors. Walk your neighborhood and find out what your neighbors are concerned about and answer their questions on what the tea party is and what we want for the future of our country.

This election is undoubtedly the most important in our lifetimes. The future of our great country is in our hands. If we don’t take action now, then when? When it’s too late? When our kids and grandkids start asking us why we let the greatest country in the history of mankind go down? When you no longer have the opportunity to vote?

This is your call to action. Call, write, email, message, or tweet your TEA Party, 9-12 Groups, Conservative Groups,  TODAY!  Tell them you are ready to get to work.


And I would like to add what I personally consider should be dubbed our Theme Song!


Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Eighteenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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Today, December 16th , marks the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.




And last week, Congressman Allen West gave a terrific speech on the House Floor. In 2 parts below;











Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Sixteenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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On this date, December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was Ratified. To assist our indoctrinated youth of America, The ‘Bill of Rights’ are the 1st TEN Amendments to the US Constitution.

Happy 220th Birthday BoR!



The Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifteenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.



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Welcome Sign


Please take the time to watch this in it’s entirety.










Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fourteenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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Little Rock teacher Martha Cothren uses some unorthodox teaching methods in her social studies classroom at Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But she gets her message across.

On the first day of school in September 2005, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal, and the building supervisor, she had all of the desks taken out of the classroom.

When the kids walked in for first period, there were no desks. They looked around and asked, “Where are our desks?”

The teacher said, “You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn them.”

They thought, “Well, maybe it’s our grades.”

“No,” she said.

“Maybe it’s our behavior?”

She told them, “No, it’s not even your behavior.”

And so they came and went in the first period. Still no desks in the classroom. Second period, same thing. Third period, same.

By early afternoon television news crews had gathered in the class to find out about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom. The last period of the day, the instructor gathered her class.

They were sitting on the floor around the sides of the room. She said, “Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn the desks that sit in this classroom ordinarily. Now I’m going to show you how and why you have the right to sit in this class.”

She went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and as she did 27 U.S. veterans, wearing their uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk.

They placed those school desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. By the time they had finished placing the desks, those kids, perhaps for the first time in their lives, understood how they got the right to sit at those desks. FREEDOM!

Their teacher said, “You don’t have to earn those desks. These guys did it for you. They put them out there for you, but it’s up to you to sit here responsibly, to learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they paid a price for you to have that desk. Don’t ever forget it.”

According to Snopes and TruthorFiction, the text above, which I received by e-mail, has been widely circulated in the US since 2006 and it is truthful.

The e-mail was drawn from former Arkansas Governor (and Republican Presidential hopeful) Mike Huckabee’s 2 March 2007 address to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.

Also included in Governor Huckabee’s remarks, but not in the e-mail:

“My friend, I think sometimes we forget that the freedoms that we have are freedoms not because of celebrities. The freedoms are because of ordinary people who did extraordinary things, who loved this country more than life itself, and who not only earned a school desk for a kid at the Robinson High School in Little Rock, but who earned a seat for you and me to enjoy this great land we call home, this wonderful nation that we better love enough to protect and preserve with the kind of conservative, solid values and principles that made us a great nation.

“We live in the Land of the Free because of the brave.”

Barbara Mikkelson, who researches and writes much of the material on Snopes, contacted Martha Cothren to verify the story. Here’s her report:

“The room was indeed devoid of desks, with the missing furniture borne in at the end of the day by a group of veterans. Each vet carried a desk and set it down, as the teacher gave her lesson on the cost of things taken for granted and the debt owed to those in the forces.

I talked to Martha Cothren about that day and also about her military history class. This daughter of a World War II POW regularly has veterans visit her classroom— it’s one of the ways she teaches her course on the history of World War II and the Vietnam War.

Her class doesn’t yet have a textbook (she is busy writing one), so she uses less typical methods of imparting knowledge about those events to her students. Part and parcel of what she teaches is an appreciation for members of the armed forces.

In May 2005, she and her class organized a Vietnam Veterans Recognition Week, including an official “Thank You Ceremony” held in the Joe T. Robinson High School auditorium. Veterans from World War II and the Korean War also attended, as did people from all walks of life, to honor those who had served. During that week, students videotaped veterans as they recounted their war memories, thus preserving their stories for later generations.

Cothren and her students have sent numerous care packages to U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also write letters to soldiers in those theaters, sending off 1,200 missives in 2005-2006.

In 2006 the Veterans of Foreign Wars named Martha Cothren their “Teacher of the Year.”

— Barbara Mikkelson”

If you would like to send Martha a thank you note, I’m sure she would appreciate it.

Joe T. Robinson High School

21501 Hwy 10

Little Rock, AR 72223

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirteenth  Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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