Friday, December 21, 2007

To My Friends on Christmas

To All My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wished.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


M. Amaral
Vice President, Rivier College Republicans

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

How the Liberals Stole Christmas

Liberals, like the Grinch, are ruining Christmas!

Liberals in Fort Collins, Colorado want to remove anything religious that pertains to Christmas (including green and red lights!) from public areas because it might "offend" people who aren't Christian. This, sadly, isn't a joke.

The holiday is Christmas! How can we celebrate Christmas without including religion? In case you don't know, Christmas is a FEDERAL HOLIDAY! This is our country. This is our tradition. Christmas is a major part of our heritage since the majority of the U.S. citizens are Christian. The crazy liberals in the minority shouldn't decide what is appropriate or inappropriate. The majority rules. A nation in which the minority rules would be in chaos! I wouldn't go to Saudi Arabia and tell them to change the way they celebrate Eid ul-Fitr just because I'm Christian. I would respect their traditions. Yet, the liberals want to attack our Christian heritage and change our traditions to the point where they don't resemble our traditions. To liberals, it's freedom FROM religion, not freedom OF religion.

The liberal Grinches want to ruin Christmas for children too!

A man who portrayed Santa Claus at a mall was fired because he said his famous phrase, "Ho! Ho! Ho!" According to the liberal who fired him, "Ho! Ho! Ho!" is offensive to women. Again, this isn't a joke.

"They're trying to kill the spirit of Christmas," said retired entertainer John Oakes, who has been a Santa for 10 years. "This is a case of politcal correctness going crazy."

"When the manager spoke to me she said my services were no longer required. "When I asked her why, she replied: 'You said ho ho ho and that's not appropriate.' "Not appropriate! How long has Santa been calling ho ho ho, for goodness sake?"

You can't say "Merry Christmas" any more. Now, it's "Happy Holidays" everywhere from schools (that don't allow Christmas carols) to stores (that refuse to have anything that says "Merry Christmas"). Liberal political correctness is out of control! We have to save Christmas, and our country from these liberals before it's too late!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Communist Goals as Defined in 1963

A good friend of mine directed me to a link from a house of representatives meeting that took place in 1963. One of the speakers there described the current communist goals of that time, many of which are outlined within The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx. They describe the different goals that are necessary to attain a socialist state. Take a look at some of these objectives, especially the ones that have been bolded, and tell me which political party is responsibly currently for these atrocities:

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

Think about what our country would be like if all these objectives were met... I know... It's a scary thought.

-M. Amaral
Vice President, Rivier College Republicans

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Need I say more?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thank the Troops

As I am writing this, a brave American has probably just given his or her life to protect mine. However, their death will not be in vain. For they have done their best to not only defend our country and freedoms, but they have also protected the lives of innocent people around the world. We should be thankful. We should be thankful for the courageous men and women, sho serve our country and our cause of liberty. We should be thankful we are living in the greatest nation on earth, which has become a beacon of hope for millions of people. I will honor those who have served this country and thank them whenever I get the chance. Veterans need to know their choice of serving their country was a choice well made, and we, as a nation united, will be forever thankful of their efforts.

All I desire is for people to remember and respect those who died for our country. All I ask is when you hear the Star-Spangled Banner, stand, not because the person next to you has risen, stand up because nobody is forcing you to do so. Stand because you should be proud to be living in America, a nation that has given millions of dollars, prayers, and Americans to help other countries and asked for nothing in return, but a “thank-you.” I want you to be thankful you are living is such a nation as the United States, where you have the freedom to voice your opinion without fear of punishment. Never forget the men and women of our military who died to protect you from harm. They didn't even know you, but they gave their lives for you, the ultimate sacrifice. Today, tomorrow, and forever, be proud to be an American and honor those who have given their lives to keep our country strong. I will.

At this time of the year, our troops need to know that we support them and we are thankful for their brave efforts. Please take a moment of your time and thank a soldier for serving. You can also visit the website below, and send a "Thank You" card to a soldier overseas. It's quick, easy, and will mean a lot to our troops.

Monday, November 19, 2007

On S4's Website

The Rivier College Republicans' event that brought the national organization, Students for Saving Social Security, has been published on S4's website.

Check it out!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hillary Clinton Plants Questions

Is Hillary cheating? Can she not handle real questions on her own? Do we want somebody who plants questions because she is too afraid to handle real ones as our President?

Maybe that's one of the many reasons why she is dropping in the polls.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Weather Channel Founder Says Global Warming is a Scam

The founder of the Weather Channel has said that "global warming" is nothing but the "greatest scam in history."

He goes on to say, "Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the "research" to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going.

I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril.

In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious."

Al Gore now has a financial stake in "global warming." According to a news article, "Al Gore joined Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firm to guide investments that help combat global warming."

Making money off of some half-baked theory? Not a bad idea, Al "The Hypocrite" Gore.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Students for Saving Social Security Event!

We're getting screwed by Social Security was our message to the students @ Rivier today. We played a simulated game where we advertised free king size snickers bars if you could get the ball in the basket. Everyone was a winner, but the size of the candybar we actually handed out was a mini-size, signifying that by the time we need social security, that small and insignificant portion will not be enough to "satisfy our hunger."

Friday, November 2, 2007

Rivier College Republicans Recognized by Andy Card

Last night at their meeting, the Rivier College Republicans received a call from the former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, who congratulated them on their efforts. He also mentioned the importance of College Republicans, and how lucky we are to be in New Hampshire where we can truly make our voices heard in politics. He said that he has not yet endorsed a candidate, but he knows that having a Republican in the White House will be best for the country. He thanked the Rivier College Republicans for their support of the Republican Party and wished them good luck with their future endeavors.

Meeting Mayor Rudy Giuliani

The Rivier College Republicans carved pumpkins for our college's Halloween Extravaganza.

Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in Nashua, NH this week, and a couple of us went to see him. He gave a short speech on his famous "12 Commitments."

After speaking, he met with some people and answered questions. We were lucky enough to meet him and have photos with him.

Mayor Giuliani

Treasurer Anoosh Nahikian and Mayor Giuliani

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Death Numbers Down

An article by the Associated Press released on October 30th, 2007 states that the 37 deaths of U.S. troops in October has been the lowest number of deaths in any month in nearly two years. The second lowest was in March 2006. The article also states, "That would be the second consecutive drop in monthly figures, after 65 Americans died in September and 84 in August."

The "troop surge" strategy developed by military leaders in Iraq seems to be working as the number of troop casualties is lowering and the troops are winning more control over the region to stop attacks. The Iraq War could be turning a corner for the better. Fewer troops are dying and Iraq is becoming more stable. The time may be coming for troops to begin to withdraw from the region. We all want our troops to come home, but we also want victory in Iraq, so that Iraq becomes a stable nation that will be an ally of the U.S. Maybe when other hostile Middle Eastern countries see the success in Iraq that was possible through democracy, liberty, and freedom, the citizens of those countries will demand change.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hillary Scariest Candidate

Hillary Clinton, in a poll by the Associated Press-Ipsos, was voted as the candidate who would be the scariest Halloween costume.,2933,305861,00.html

But, what's really scary is Hillary's horrific history.
Robert M. Duncan, a journalist from, writes about Hillary, "according to a book written by two veteran New York Times reporters, Hillary in 1992 listened in on secretly-recorded phone conversations of political opponents. But what is truly amazing is that, while she is eager and willing to listen in on political opponents, she has fought against giving our intelligence experts the tools they need to monitor terrorists who might be calling to activate their sleeper cells in the United States.
It is a stunning stance. Here is an individual who is willing to listen into conversations conducted by political opponents, and yet, as she vies to be our next President, she opposes conducting surveillance against terrorists as they plan to kill Americans. Can she possibly be serious?
Earlier this year, she said that she would “of course” support funding for the troops. But then she turned around and voted against emergency funding for our men and women in uniform. And when went so far as to attack the loyalty of our commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, Hillary was in the small minority who voted against a Senate resolution condemning the vicious smear.
The pattern holds on issue after issue. She’s shifted her position on using strong interrogation techniques on terrorists. She is seeking advice from Sandy Berger, a man who admitted to stealing and destroying classified national security documents. She refuses to give straight answers on questions about how she would keep rogue nations like Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
The question ultimately is whether Hillary is more serious about our safety or about winning her election."

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Republican Bobby Jindal Wins

RNC Congratulates Jindal, Republicans on Louisiana Victories

WASHINGTON – RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan today released the following statement on the Louisiana elections:“Today was a great day for the Republican Party and, more importantly, a great day for the state of Louisiana. Bobby Jindal’s positive message of economic opportunity, ethics reform, and tough action against crime clearly resonated with Louisiana voters, who soundly rejected the Democrats’ failed leadership and negative attacks up and down the ballot. I am proud that the RNC’s significant investment in this race paid off, and even more excited about the message this sends across the country: Republican candidates who are true to our Party’s fundamental principles win at the ballot box. Congratulations to Governor-elect Jindal, to all of the new Republican officeholders, and most importantly, to the people of Louisiana.”

Interesting fact: Governor-elect Bobby Jindal is the youngest Governer in the United States at age 36.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

No Flag for Obama

Barack Obama, the motivational speaker in a politician's costume, refuses to wear an American flag pin. Obama, who accomplished hardly anything during his time in office, says that he "won't wear that pin on my chest."

Obama thinks (no oxymoron intended) that it is "cliche" to show one's patriotism by proudly displaying their support by wearing an American flag pin. Obama thinks that he is more of a patriot by not wearing the pin.

By using that logic, those who wear a cross around their necks aren't true Christians. No, those people, who are proud to wear the cross because it means something to them, are just being cliche.,2933,299439,00.html

The next President of the United States should be proud to wear the American flag. The next President should not criticize people for publicly displaying their support of something that means a lot to them, and calling it cliche to do so.

Yet, what does Obama have to display that he is proud of? Not much.

"He has led no causes, fought no major legislative battles in the past two years he has been in the Senate, and seems to be deeply risk-adverse to getting into a principled fight about anything larger than himself.” - Donald Lambro - The Washington Times - 12/14/06

Monday, October 22, 2007

11 Convenient Lies

A British court has found eleven falsehoods in Al Gore's mock-umentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

  1. The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government's expert was forced to concede that this is not correct.
  2. The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years.
  3. The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that it was "not possible" to attribute one-off events to global warming.
  4. The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that this was not the case.
  5. The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr. Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned and this was because of a particularly violent storm.
  6. The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream throwing Europe into an ice age: the Claimant's evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.
  7. The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
  8. The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia.
  9. The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence was that it is in fact increasing.
  10. The film suggests that sea levels could rise by 7m causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact, the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40cm over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.
  11. The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government are unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Hypocritical Truth

According to a NASA report, the polar ice caps on Mars are melting. Who's to blame there, Al Gore? Martians flying gas-guzzling UFOs? Smog emmissions from the Mars, Inc. factory?

Could "global warming" just be natural? That's if "global warming" actually exists.

NASA GISS data shows that Earth's south pole as DECREASED in temperature by 1 degree F. since 1957.

Patrick J. Michaels, a professor of environmental science, says that, "carbon dioxide is increasing in the atmosphere at a rate below that of most climate-change scenarios because it is being increasingly captured by growing vegetation." Another expert on environmental science, Richard Lindzen says, "We don't have any evidence that this [ global warming ] is a serious problem."

The Leipzig Declaration, which is signed by 80 academics and 25 weather analysts, believe that the theory of "global warming" is "based solely on unproven scientific theories, imperfect computer models - and the unsupported assumptions that catastrophic global warming follows from the burning of fossil fuels and requires immediate action. We do not agree. We believe that the dire predictions of a future warming have not been validated by the existing climate record. These predictions are based on nothing more than theoretical models and cannot be relied on."

The Declaration also says, "it has become increasingly clear that – contrary to the conventional wisdom - there does not exist today a general scientific consensus about the importance of greenhouse warming from rising levels of carbon dioxide. In fact, many climate specialists now agree that actual observations from weather satellites show no global warming whatsoever - in direct contradiction to computer model results."

Politicizing "global warming" even though it's existence is doubted, is purely unethical. If "global warming" doesn't exist, then maybe that's why Al Gore doesn't mind living in a house that eats up energy more than the average home and flying around in a private jet (the same private jet he criticizes in his pseudo-documentary film).

It's a hypocritcal truth. Isn't it, Al Gore?

Friday, October 19, 2007

"A Tale of Two Houses"

House #1: A 20 room mansion ( not including 8 bathrooms ) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool ( and a pool house) and a separate guesthouse, all heated by gas. In one month, this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400 per month. In natural gas (a fossil fuel) alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern "snow belt" area. It's in the South.

House #2: Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet ( 4 bedrooms ) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermalheat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F. ) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.

- HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville, Tennessee; it is the abode of the "environmentalist" Al Gore.
- HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas; it is the residence of the President of the United States, George W. Bush.

An "inconvenient truth".

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- M. Amaral
Vice President, Rivier College Republicans

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Right Way to Be

It is official. My fellow members and I worked hard to establish the organization we are all proud to call the Rivier College Republicans. This is the beginning of a new era on this campus. We have been bonded together through our moral, social, economic, and geopolitical ideals, in an attempt to educate ourselves and others on campus on the issues that will impact the rest of our lives.

We must be vigilant against those who use propaganda to further agendas, the so called liberal drive-by media, on and off the campus, and must use conservative logic to combat ignorance. This is our mission.

Patriotism, the free market, constitutional liberties, freedom, and national security are some of the many topics on which we will educate our fellow campus-goers. It is my true belief that every student has within them conservative ideals. It is our job to prove that being young and conservative is not only OK, but the right way to be. You no longer need to be scared to say you are Republican.

- M. Amaral
Vice President, Rivier College Republicans