Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Liberal Lemmings Mislead by Their Leaders (Again)

Global Warming.
I was once a proponent of it. Then I became increasingly skeptical, especially after watching the leaders of the global warming movement behave in the face of legitimate criticism. Then the left wing leadership focus grouped and came up with a new term: Climate change. Then Al Gore unwittingly exposed the left's strategy of indoctrinating children against their parents. Then I find out some small island nations are trying to force larger nations with industry to send them money based on the fact that someday they will be under the ocean thanks to the evil actions of these carbon polluters.
It had become increasingly clear to me that climate change policy turns out to be less of a scientific debate, as it has become a way to redistribute wealth from those who earn it to those who do not. Any honest debate has become shut down by the leaders on the left. This will always raise a red flag for me.

Well, it turns out that the "leading global warming" scientists have been caught red handed lying! I mean the emails have been leaked. The ones that document the conspiracy by scientists to mislead us about climate change. And it also turns out that the scientists have admitted that these hacked emails are real, it is not a hoax. Well it turns out climate change is a hoax, but the leaked emails are not.


What does all of this mean to you and me? It means that once again, the leadership on the left has been caught red handed creating a web of lies to manipulate their following into supporting it's agenda of re distributive wealth aka Marxism.

Why must they lie all of the time? Why can't the leadership on the left ever be open and honest about their intentions? Why can't they just admit that they are Marxists. That's what re distributive change is. It's Marxism. The same ideology that has killed more people in the 20th century than any idea in history.

What strikes me as ironic about the policies of the new Marxist left , in practice, if they play out as the leaders of the left hope they will, the US will become a full blown fascist nation. A new version of Communism's longtime sworn enemy. It has already become a fascist leaning nation in the past 15 months or so. They are so hell bent on keeping up the appearance of private ownership that they are forgetting what Italy did under Mussolini. The government seized control of private property, but left it's ownership in the hands of private owners. The owners put in the largest amount of capital, but government made the decisions through regulation and arbitrary policies.

Friday, November 20, 2009

How Much is a Trillion:Video

I have been discussing the vast amount of money that a trillion is, and it's such an incredibly huge sum that no one seems to really be able to get their minds around it. When we say this program will cost us (fill in the blank) trillion dollars, people don't seem to be able to distinguish how monstrously expensive such a program is. What helps me is visualizing a trillion one dollar bills stacked on top of each other. The height of that stack would measure 67,866 miles. This would reach more than one fourth the way from the earth to the moon! If you had decided to make a carpet out of one dollar bills, the area covered by one trillion one dollar bills measures 3,992 square miles. This would cover an area equal to twice the size of the state of Delaware!
What if we were to line up one dollar bills end to end? Did you know, that if you line up one trillion one dollar bills this way, it exceeds the distance from the Earth to the Sun! It would take a beam of light more than 16 minutes to travel from the Earth to the end of that line of one dollar bills and back again!

The video below explains it a little better. Instead of using the one dollar bill, like I did, it explains it using 1,000 dollar bills.



I think what really truly makes it strike home for me is the fact they brought out about spending a million dollars a day. If Jesus started spending a million dollars a day since he was walking the Earth in the flesh, He still would not have spent a trillion dollars. Yet our government recently showed it's willingness and it's ability to burn through trillions as if they were millions.

Can we afford this healthcare bill?? Especially in light of the fact that the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) observes, “The 2009 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports show the combined unfunded liability of these two programs alone has reached nearly $107 trillion in today’s dollars"! And with all of that spending, it STILL isn't even going to cover the uninsured.
Why do it then?
So that we can ration care. Redistribute the health. That's what it's all about.

For the trillion dollar comparisons, visit:http://www.ehd.org/science_technology_largenumbers.php

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Why Do Writers and Intellectuals and Artists Always Seem to Fall in Love With Tyrants and Tyrannical Governments?

Have you ever noticed the imagery the left produces to describe their opponents? They throw about the word fascist and Hitler and Nazi to describe anyone that they disagree with.
They seem to fear someone like Sarah Palin as a tyrant that would march into Washington and oppress the masses, or create a Christian theocracy. You know, the kind of things she never achieved in Alaska.

Strangely enough, these leftist intellectuals look at actual tyrants with a strange fondness and are happy to pronounce them champions of the people.
Recently they have been going to Cuba to smoke cigars with Fidel Castro and have been returning with glowing reports of what a great leader he is. These intellectuals are blind to the fact that his government controls every aspect of the peoples lives. They control what they read, what they see.
They fawn over Chavez. They make excuses for his takeover of the public media as a necessary step in order to progress forward. Every oppressive thing he does is seen as a great justice on behalf of the people.
They used to treat Stalin the same way. They still hold the greatest murderer the world has even known in the highest esteem. Chairman Mao as they affectionately call him.

Writers and artists fall for these charismatic personalities as if they are blind lemmings happily sheepily dutifully worshipfully praising the tyrants of the world, and anyone that talks about freedom and liberty is a tyrant in their eyes.

Somehow, they are convinced that people that want less government, less governmental control of all of our lives are the oppressors. Oppression by liberty. Who would have guessed? Of course we do have so much in common with those liberty loving Nazis. We like weak government just like Hitler did. We believe all humans are equal, just like Hitler thought. We love free speech and the right to bear arms, just like Hitler did. We dislike government run media just like Hitler did.

In the meant time, they don't see taking property off of one person against their will as stealing. They don't see the redistribution of that private property as a form of tyranny. Taking private property from one person by another person is stealing. If you advocate this, you are in favor of a tyrannical government. You are much closer to a Nazi than I will ever be. Hitler also like to redistribute the wealth. He took from those evil wealthy Jews and spread that around. The Nazi's banned gun ownership.
"National Socialism" is the Nazi party ideology. It basically consists of loose and general criticisms of free markets, enforced by the anti-semantic dogma that Jews are the source of all domestic evils. It's very wavy but is generally against private property, and in favor of absolute state control of the economy. The Nazis aimed towards a system which allowed them to conscribe all labor and distribute all produce - equally - as popular demand insisted it. Well, equally amongst the Aryans and citizens, that is. The anti-semiticism of Nazi nationalism often associated big business and free trade with Jewish movements, which, of course, Nazis viewed as "subversive" to the "rule of the master race".

But us liberty loving people are the Nazis.

Taking Over Everything (2)

Taking Over Everything (2)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time For the States to MAN UP


The United States that was founded in the last decades of the 18th century is no more.
The evidence of this is clear in the actions of the last three administrations and the house and senate that have ruled in the past few years.
They no longer represent us, the people that elected them. They have become detached and beholden to the powers that granted them the vast amounts of money they need to get elected. They are beholden to the parties that refuse to fund in their reelection campaigns if they vote with their constituents and against the current party line.

The idea of having representatives meet in Washington was intended by our founders to bring the voice of the common man to the halls of a government. They knew that when they returned home, their neighbors would hold them accountable. This way the common man had a voice in every level of government.
The idea of having two senators from every state was to give the states a say in the federal government. This is no longer so. The states have lost their voice in Washington. The 17th amendment was passed by the progressives in the early 20th century in order to strip the states of any say and to build a stronger central government. The states have been stripped of their sovereignty.

Our government has become a bloated blundering drunken doomed dinosaur. It is headed for extinction. It is not sustainable. And it will take the American people down with it unless the people and the individual states intercede. It is time for an intervention. It's time to stop enabling the alcoholic.

First thing the states need to do is stop taking federal money. It won't be easy, because it is a lot of candy. But they must wean themselves off of it. It is the states that should be granting funding to the Federal government, not the reverse.

Secondly, the States need to call for an amendment to the US Constitution that repeals the 17th amendment. If congress refuses to submit this amendment, the States have a power that has never been used. Two thirds of the States can call for a constitutional convention to proposes this amendment. This way the State legislatures can once again send their own senators to the senate and it will once again represent the states that sent them.

Term limits for all members of congress must be administered. It is clear that the spirit of the founders idea that we could send common people to Washington to be the voice of their neighbors has become a farce. Instead, professional politicians find a seat and won't move out of it, enjoying the perks and benefits too much.

Capitol Hill should be under lock and key for 11 months of the year. In the case of a true national emergency, congress may be recalled for a brief gathering, but otherwise, all voting should be done from the Congressman's office in his own district. With electronic technology and the internet and satellites, there is little reason to be so far away from the home districts anymore. Four weeks out of the year, congress may meet on Capital Hill. This will help ensure that lobbyists have a harder time bribing our representatives, and it might break up the "good 'ol boy" network.

Government Intervention: It's Good for Everyone

Friday, October 23, 2009

No Accident

I am beginning to think our nation is being run by nutty Marxist college professors and their nutty Marxist college pupils. How can so many of the people picked by the President be so far left? If I hear another person say that he just isn't "Vetting" these people good enough, I am gonna pass out. Our President WANTS these people to work for him. The traits that we American people find unacceptable in these people is Exactly what the White House liked about them.
How else can we explain it?
Anita Dunn told a gathering of college kids that Mao Tse-Tung was one of her favorite philosophers. In fact, he is one of two that she TURNS TO MOST! Only thing wrong with that is that he killed more people than Hitler did.
Van Jones resigned without shame or consequence when it was learned he was a committed communist and thought the US Government orchestrated 9/11.
Science Czar John Holdren once considered putting sterilents into our drinking water. He also advocated Forced abortions.
Cass Sunstein, the regulatory Czar is on record saying the U.S. should move in the direction of socialism (except we are too racist for it). He also thinks animals have legal rights to sue humans.
What kind of safe schools Czar thinks anyone involved in NAMBLA is worthy of praise as he has said, and ignores statutory rape?

TO BE CONTINUED

Thursday, October 1, 2009

GE Selling Obama's Network to Comcast?

From LA Times:


That would be incredible. My guess is that the FCC would never allow it. Could you imagine a conservative leaning Comcast CEO John Malone allowing MSNBC and CNBC to continue down their path of fringe left wing rhetoric and President Obama worshipfulness? My guess is that moonbat commentators like Kieth Oberman and Rachel Maddow would be fired based on their plummeting ratings while other News networks commentators such as O'Reilly and Beck have only themselves to battle it out with ratings wise. I think an owner with an eye for making money would probably clean house at NBC news and restore at least the appearance of journalism to the newsroom.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Moonbats Indoctrinating Children

Now I don't blame President Obama directly for the work of these moonbats, but I do think this is a symptom of how far his followers are willing to go to indoctrinate our children . I don't expect to see this kind of behavior discouraged by the elitists in charge either

Friday, September 18, 2009

Racism Rears it's Ugly head

The debate is over.
Once the leftist wingnuts run out of meaningful debate, when their arguments are shot down by logic and the debate is going against a good loyal progressive partisan, they turn their little book of debate to the page that directs the loser to attribute the opponents logical argument to be rooted in racism.

The healthcare debate is over.
The race card has been played. The left has officially lost the debate. There can no longer be any meaningful discussion.

Sadly, it is the left that has managed to put each person into a little platoon based on that person's race, gender, social class, and sexual identity. That person is not permitted to step outside of their platoon lest they be chastised by the left and called an Uncle Tom, or a Race traitor.
But they are not racists. Oh nooo. They are champions of "equality". Instead, it is the people like me and you who do not see any distinctions and wish to treat everyone equally. Somehow, they expect us to cower to the label racist.

I am not a racist.
Calling me a racist for not supporting these attacks on our freedom and liberty are proof that your logic has been exhausted and your argument has been shredded.




Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ronald Reagan speaks from the Grave about Nationalized Healthcare



Please note his parting comment:
And if you don’t do this and if I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.


Here is an actual Congressman speaking with common sense:


I want you to know that if you are for a government healthcare bill your position is insulting to freedom and liberty. I would ask you why you want to live on Uncle Sam's plantation instead of as a free individual?
You don't want to pay to visit a doctor? What? Why not? So you want it handed to you free. Grow up. That's what is making health "insurance" so expensive. What people are calling insurance is really a healthcare plan. The point of insurance is to protect you against unlikely but damaging events. You are generally happy to pay premiums in all the years that nothing goes wrong (your house doesn’t burn down), because in exchange your insurer promises to be there in the one year that things do go wrong (your house burns down). That's insurance. You don't want insurance. You want free stuff. Try that with your auto insurance. Imagine having your homeowner's insurance paying for new electrical lines to prevent future hazards. Insurance does not do that, YOU do. You pay for your own oil changes, you pay for your doctors visits for routine medical care. That's insurance. Try to find some REAL health insurance, something that covers you in a real emergency, but not every aspirin you are to take. Then go ahead and choose a decent deductable and there you go, you more than likely have insurance for less than $200.00 a month in Ohio for a midle aged couple, and in Massachusetts it would be under $700.00 a month. Yes, Massachusetts has regulated their insurance companies to the point where insurance is far more expensive there than in other state. They now have the most expensive health insurance premiums in the country.... Thanks to their recent adoption of Statewide Healthcare reform that includes a "public option" for those that can't afford "insurance".

Show me one industry that the US Government has run efficiently and without bankrupting that same enterprise over a course of a few years? Just ONE.
If you recall the House Bank Checking Scandal, Congressmen haven't even shown us the ability to balance their own checking accounts, let alone run any enterprise more efficiently than free individuals endowed with the liberty to make a profit for their labor.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How Shall I Fight the Looters?

It's pretty impressive.

The network of Saul Alinsky followers and the framework they have constructed is mighty impressive.

I will be honest. I had no idea.
I had no idea exactly how organized these "Community Organizers" actually are. Their network is vast. I knew that George Soros was dumping lots and lots of money into their coffers, but I had no idea they were spending it so deviously to create this massive massive network of thugs and radicals. I had no idea. It's like something out of a comic book, except there aren't any superheroes to fight them.

Worse, they have whole groups of people that believe their thuggery is for everyone's benefit. I mean, most of the folks that call themselves "Liberal" have no idea what the people they follow are really after. You can tell them and show them the documents and memos and it don't matter. They like their guy or gal too much to open their eyes.

This ain't about President Obama. He is not the architect, he is just another gear in a well oiled machine. A political machine. President Obama is not building it, it's already there. It's been built and it's just waiting to grow in power. The Stimulus Bill helped ensure that happens.

My question is this:

How do I fight it?

Shall I go Galt and make sure I am not one of the producers that their machine is built to feed off of?
Shall I organize a march to protest the looting and the risks to liberty and freedom?
Shall I give up my freedom so others can go to the doctors and have their little office visit paid for completely? (Why should INSURANCE even pay for a doctors visit???? Does INSURANCE pay for my oil changes????? Idiot crybabies, go buy some catostrophic health insurance and get off my list of burdens on society, ok????)

See, I'm pretty ticked off about all of this that the left is bringing down upon us. It's about as unamerican as one can get....

I guess I shall think about it some more........

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Broken Window Fallacy and "Cash for Klunkers"

FT.com has a short article that quotes economist's advising that the "cash 4 Klunkers" program is having a nice impact on auto sales, but a very negative impact on retailers and service providers across the country. The money that would otherwise be naturally stimulative is being redirected away from the rest of the economy. This is a perfect example of the broken window fallacy, an economic parable that proponents of big government expansion and stimulus packages continue to ignore. It was true when President Bush was doing it, and it is especially true of the Titanically proportioned stimulus II produced by Prime Minister Pelosi at President Obama's request.

The figures came in the day after the White House's overly optimistic media base reported that the recession was showing signs of leveling out. They expected an increase in spending, with cash for klunkers leading the way, but according to Reuters:

A Commerce Department report on Thursday showed total retail sales edged down 0.1 percent after increasing 0.8 percent in June. Excluding motor vehicles and parts, sales fell 0.6 percent in July after rising 0.5 percent the prior month.

Analysts had expected a boost to retail sales from the government's "cash for clunkers" program and predicted a 0.7 percent advance in overall July sales.

They said the program -- which gives consumers discounts to swap aging gas-guzzling cars for new, more fuel efficient models -- had pulled spending away from other sectors.


Please let your Congressmen in on this information. Someone has to let them know what is really going on out here. Judging from these town hall meetings, they have no idea.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

This is My Congressman


I disagree with my congressman's position on TARP, Cap&Trade, Stimulus II, and healthcare to name a few. I believe in his rhetoric about needing more jobs in our district, but not in his ideas about how to accomplish this.


This is one of my Senators at a town hall meeting informing the public that Medicare is a well run program.


Senator Brown's facts are wrong. The main reason they are wrong is because Medicare tends to be used by the elderly as a majority of their "customers", and that group of Americans have a higher total healthcare cost. Their care is much more expensive than all groups combined. People that try to convince you that administrative cost as a proportion of total benefits paid is a good measure against private insurance are misleading you.

Find your representatives and Senators here

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Who Should Be Talking??



Mr. President

I am curious who you think it is that started this mess? Was it these fine citizens that are attending protests? Are they the ones that started this mess?

Are you aware that many of us beleive it is the progressives elites who "started this mess"? Both sides of the aisle. Not just progressive Democrats, but progressive Republicans too.

Are you listening to ranking congressional representatives like Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Barney Frank, who said in 2003 ''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis. The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.'' , Even though he headed up the subcommittee that blocked the reforms, which were proposed by the Bush administration. He didn't even let it move to the House from his subcommittee. He denies any involvement today, and tries to tell us that he wanted a program that lowered the cost of RENT for the poor. In 2005, he can be seen in the following video denying there would be a bubble, and that he championed government programs that did not produce cheaper rent for the poor, but home ownership for the poor through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.



I would agree, housing is certainly more "affordable" now, isn't it?

Are you listening to Ben Bernanke?



Perhaps you should stop listening to him then.
Are you listening to Ron Paul? Listen to what he had to say during the GOP debates, BEFORE anyone but the true capitalists knew the crisis was coming.



Are you listening to Peter Schiff?



How about Jim Rogers?



While your economists are speaking about "green shoots", ask them about the real estate problems coming in the next two years.

Your team is actively raising all of our taxes, and have been since you took office. The act of printing money to pay for government programs is the same as a tax hike. It devalues the currency and our money is worth less than it was before the printing took place. It is a deceit. This has the same net effect as raising everyone's taxes, across the board. It affects the poor most of all. In the meantime, that printed money is spent by government the same way that money taken by taxation is spent. After it is spent, we cannot get it back.

I invite you to study the Parable of the Broken Window sometime. It's a nice short explanation of why current economic policy, as well as President Bush's economic policy is destined for failure. I am not a progressive, so I do not subscribe to the belief that we should fix every thing that government broke with more government. Many of us think that for the first time since the late 19th and early 20th century, we should move towards a real free market approach. The central planners have had their run, and after one depression, a few recessions, and now one deep recession, it is time for the central planners to step aside.

Sir, what we would like more than anything is for a government that represents freedom and liberty for it's citizens across the board. This is not what we are getting, so forgive us for speaking out. I do expect the people to be heard, and in fact, I am hoping you do to. I also hope you be true to your word and you will no longer take advice from the people that caused this mess. So far that is EXACTLY who you have been listening to.


But even though I disagree with the people that may have caused this mess, I do want to hear what they have to say. I want to have everyone's voice heard. Shouldn't you?

Someday

Thursday, August 6, 2009

NAZIS!!!!!! Just look at all the Swastikas!!!!




Oh wait. I haven't found any I've searched all of the leftist blogs and news sites, and I can't find a single bit of ducumentation to back it up, but clearly they must be out there. All I have been able to find is these astroturfers displaying their masterful abilities to appear like middle class people. I bet they have Swastika tattos in a secret place though. Clearly this is the work of the masterful strategists at the GOP headquarters*.


You know what I think?

I think the GOP lost the last two rounds of elections on purpose just so that they could appear to be disorganized and unable to whip up any support. They didn't really lose support from the masses. In fact, I think they might have paid people to vote for progressives. It's part of the neocon plan for the final takeover of the world. And now it is starting to come to fruition. Yeah. That's it. And all of these protesters are in on it. Just like the nations founders were really part of a super secret Freemason conspiracy to control everyone: first giving many the many liberty, only to tirelessly whittle away at them in order to take over the world.
I think that's why the GOP fought against the Jim Crow laws, and repeatedly supported civil rights legislation integrating public facilities (e.g., resturaunts) and passed the civil rights act of 1964, while Democrats stood in the school house doors and filibustered the Civil Rights Voting Act. They passed all of that so that they can sneak them back in and gain more control. The Right Wing conspiracy is turning us all into Nazis!!! Because yes, you may not realize it, but seeking to limit government control over industry and the people is exactly what Hitler did!!!

*The real problem is that the GOP is almost as bad as the DNC. Neither party has a real interest in liberty anymore. Both are wings of the same thing. They have both been hijacked by the Progressive movement. The only difference between the two are how FAST we should be expanding the federal government.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

From the White House Blog

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov


That's pretty scary. That's a good example of Progressive elitism and it's tendency towards intimidation and Big Brother intervention.

I like the letter that Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is sending in response. Hopefully it will be read and this program to "flag" others speech and report it to the government will be quickly shelved. I mean they want a list of those who disagree, or at the very least, are forwarding possible information on to others. Can you imagine if President G W Bush had publicly proposed such a program? The left would have went crazy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dishonest Then? Or Dishonest Now?

YOU DECIDE (the UNEDITED version)



“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”

In the mean time, The progressives are doing what progressives tend to do to explain why congressmen are being treated badly at their town hall meetings, and why there is so many people against their pet health care bill. It seems to be that the evil capitalists are to blame. When in doubt, pull out the "evil capitalist" card. I am referring to the Whitehouse's directive to their militia of media and kool-aid sippers to vilify the insurance industry as the bad guy. In fact, Nancy Pelosi even called them villains! And that is their message for this month. Blame the evil capitalists. Show me the evidence. Show me the proof. Of course they don't want to be shoved out of business. But can anyone show me direct proof of a wide capitalist conspiracy? I don't mean some ineffective ads. I mean something as big as the progressives push to sell us this thing to us un-debated.

Of course, what is even more laughable is their claim that the GOP has anything to do with organizing the protests at these town hall meetings. In one breath MSNBC informs us how disorganized and in disarray the Republicans are (and they are, that is not debatable), then in the next breath, they are trying to attribute them the organizational ability to put together all of these tea parties and all of these protests at all of these town hall meetings. That's a joke. It isn't astro-turf. Look at the polls. Only 35% of all Americans support this thing, and that number is dropping. It's grass roots to the core.



I saw that, I thought she made a video for the Onion or something. I found out she is expecting people to actually believe this stuff. It would work if it was a fringe movement like the birthers. She should stick to that. This isn't a fringe thing.

In all of this, the US tax revenue has experienced it's biggest drop since 1932. That means the deficit is much larger than anyone thought. It's gigantic. Why would anyone support increasing the deficit even more at a time like this? Is your progressive agenda THAT important?

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cash For Clunkers Dead After One Week??: and they want to run my healthcare??


'Cash for Clunkers' Suspended? Funds Already Running Out

The U.S. government's wildly popular "Cash for Clunkers" program was designed to help the struggling auto industry by giving owners of old cars money toward the purchase of a new, more fuel-efficient vehicle. But now the program appears to be running out of gas. It looks as if the money to buy up used cars has already been used up.


A perfect example of this administration's incompetence in handling money. This is what happens when you spread the wealth.
Reportedly, one Billion dollars of hard earned tax payer money was set aside for the clunker program and in just one week, 93 million of it has been redistributed. That means that in a little over 10 weeks, the money will be gone! Poof!

The federal government failed to think this program through. As usual, it will be far more expensive than they thought it would be.
Meanwhile I see how much the car industry has spent in advertisements citing this program in order to get people out to the lots. The advertising campaign is still in full swing, even though what they are advertising is no longer being honored by the government. I don't know the amount that all of the combined car dealers and the rest of the auto industry has spent marketing this program, but it now looks like money wasted. My guess is the amount is substantial. Not to mention the cost that the industry has already spent in order to implement the program. They are not allowed to resell the clunkers. They have to destroy the engines and drive trains, and otherwise prepare them for disposal.

Can you imagine what will happen if Obamacare passes both the House and Senate? They can't even run this clunker program, imagine them in charge of your well being!!

As usual, the federal government has shown itself incompetent and short sighted. They can't do anything right. They need to go back to doing what they were meant to do: ensure our liberty and freedom and defend this nation from foriegn aggressors. They have utterly failed at everything else they have ever touched.

Don't touch our healthcare unless you can prove you are highly competent. We will settle for nothing less.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I am So Sick of Progressives Calling All of Their Enemies Racist

It never fails.
You enter into an honest debate about politics and the left instantly labels you a racist or a sexist. They can't beat you on the field of ideas, so instead of presenting a logical, well thought out argument to counter yours, they drop the "R" bomb, or the "S" bomb.
And it doesn't matter what race or sex you happen to be.

And the truth is, that the progressive elites are the most racist, sexist, discriminatory lot on earth.

Look how they attacked Sarah Palin for instance.
They focussed on ridiculing her clothing purchases, something that treats her differently than a male candidate. That is also focusing on appearance rather than substance. During the Presidential Campaign Palin was attacked for her expensive wardrobe yet Michelle Obama was praised for hers. They also attacked, and continue to attack her through her children.

Look how they treat Michelle Malkin, a Filipino woman who writes with a conservative slant. An example of the hateful emails she has gotten?:

-- "Say, how does it feel to be a paid prostitute for the republicans? Go get some more collagen injected in your lips, it makes you look more the part."

-- "michelle how does it feel to whore yourself for the republican party .it must be tough to look yourself in the mirror."

-- "You are a vile, disgusting tramp that has sold her sole to the white dogs (not all whites are dogs though) and cast your lot with the House Niggers."

-- "How much does the GOP pay you to be their propaganda whore?"

And does anyone remember those cartoons of Condeleeza Rice over the last few years?
http://lasttrain.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/danziger_rice.jpg

Barbara Boxer trotted out the NAACP to oppose the National Black Chamber of Commerce opposition to Cap & Trade. It was her way of saying, "The rest of my black children think like me. What happened to you?"

Do you see how progressive elitists operate? They see themselves as compassionate, but they expect their intellectual slaves to remain on the plantation they have made for them. It's as if they think their so called civil rights credentials permit them to own the souls of all minority groups. As a result, they only like the "good" minorities who stay in their place. Observe how Senator Boxer trots out what she considers "good" slaves who know their place in order to oppose the National Black Chamber of Commerce uppity opposition to Cap and Trade. He wanted to discuss the facts according to extensive research, and she wanted to bring him back on the diversity plantation. Those who dare escape the elite progressive's plantation find themselves the target of a "high tech lynching" reserved for minorities who get "uppity." Ask Justice Clarence Thomas.

And they expect everyone on their plantation to go along with their tactics, or suffer the same.

Lloyd Marcus, the songwriter that wrote the "American Tea Party Anthem" wrote the following:

”Maybe this ##### should shut up and learn his place” is one of numerous racist hate-filled comments posted on YouTube attacking me, a black Conservative, for writing the “American Tea Party Anthem.” And who is spewing this racist hate? So-called tolerant Liberals.
But how can this be? According to the biased media, liberal democrats are saviors saintly protecting blacks from evil rich white conservative republicans. Regretfully, their “devoid of the truth” marketing plan has been extremely successful. For generations, like zombies, blacks award liberal democrats 90% of their vote.

Liberal democrats HATE ‘uppity’ blacks who achieve
Like the woman in the old diet infomercial, I want to scream to my fellow blacks, “STOP THE INSANITY! Liberals democrats are NOT OUR FRIENDS!” They want to keep us on their “you’re a victim” plantation. Simply put, Liberal democrats HATE ‘uppity’ blacks who achieve without their programs such as Affirmative Action.

Here are my outrageously stupid beliefs which have caused libs to call me the “N” word on numerous occasions. I love my country. I tell youths all limits are self-imposed. No one is entitled to the fruits of someone else’s labors. I refuse to see myself as a victim.

Liberal actress, Janeane Garofalo, diagnose blacks who think like me as suffering from “Stockholm Syndrome.” Garofalo in her arrogance is REALLY saying,"Get your black ‘A’ back on the plantation. Who do you think you are? You are NOT free. You are a eternal victim. Every white American will ALWAYS owe you! GOT IT, you dumb, “N"?"





Yeah, how true it is.

Shocking Hypocrisy Audio found Obama didnt like it when Bush Rushed Through Legislation

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ironic Relatives: Professor Gates and Sgt. Crowley

It looks like the President is going to be drinking beer with two irishmen at the whitehouse. That's right. Professor Gates is half irish, and the irony in all of this is that he and Sgt Crowley are both descended from the same famous irishman. They both hail from the O'neil clan. The story from Irish Central.

Professor Gates should research the history of the irish slaves he was descended from. I wonder if he knows anything about the fact that irish women were captured in ireland and shipped to the US and the West Indies as slaves and were often used for the purpose of being bred by african slaves in order to create a lighter skinned slave. They were also considered more valuable monetarily than the irish slaves. The children were always considered descendants of their fathers, thus legally african slaves, even though their mothers were white. Many blacks even today inist that a child with any amount of black blood at all is black. In other words, they are giving creditability to the plantation owners.
I wonder if he knows that his irish ancestors were sold for 5 pence, while his more "valuable" african forebearers were sold for 50 pence. This created a world were it was ok to beat an irish slave to death, but not smart financially to do so to an african slave.
I wonder if he has ever come across universty courses similar to this one: http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/irish/unit_2.html.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Progressives never Tell the Truth: just what ya wanna hear

I don't mind an honest debate. I think ideas should be debated. Everyone does not agree with me obviously, and I respect that.

What I do NOT respect is a dishonest debate and hidden agendas. That is the modus operandi of the progressives throughout history. Both Republican and Democrat.

I'm pretty straightforward when I tell you I am for liberty and freedom. No hidden agenda. No subversive secret path to fulfill my goals. The progressives are not like that, because they know that if they admitted to their aims, they would lose the debate immediately. Thus they use the tools of incrementalism to slowly take over the US. They don't appeal to your reason and logic, but tug at your heartstrings in order to win small victories time and time again. They will use your emotions against you in order to chip away at your liberty.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Health Care is a Right.

I have been hearing a lot of clamour from the progressives out there proclaiming that healthcare is a "right".

Ok, I'll go along with that. It's not specifically in the bill of rights, but we can all probably agree that it is a fundemental human right.

The rights laid out in the Constitution describe what the US Government may not impose upon us.
For Example:

1st Ammendment- 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.

2nd Amendment - 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.

3rd Amendment - 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.

4th Amendment - 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.

Etc, etc,.

Since our Constitutional rights tell us what the Government cannot do to us, then it probably should not be allowed to impose any laws that regulate how we and our doctors interact with each other. Any law that suggests otherwise is an infringement on our freedom.

If you want to define "rights" as what government ought to regulate and provide FOR us, then I would like to know why the Government is not providing us with arms. Why is it not giving us free internet and a government paid platform for us to issue forth our free speech? Why is there not a guard or two posted at my door to make sure no one attempts to search my property without a warrant?

So lets call health care a right. I'm cool with that. I can't afford it, but I can't afford a really really nice gun either.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Hope for the Rule of Law: Justice Ginsberg

The Federal Government's handling of the Chrysler bankruptcy is unconstitutional. Flat out unlawful. What they are trying to ram through is in fact against everything this nation has said about contract law for over 150 years.
Secured bondholders are being told they have to wait at the back of the line for money that is owed to them, while the unsecured are being allowed to walk up to the front of the line in the interest of political favors.
This is illegal. It's also immoral.

I have avoided commenting much on our Government's intensified path to Mussolini style Fascism lately because I just don't have the time to do it justice. This Government is using it's executive and congressional powers to expand itself at a pace that makes President Bush look like a boy scout. The government along with the Federal Reserve has made it's biggest power grab in history in the name of solving an economic bump in the road. It's moves have made Hugo Chavez look like an amateur, as he implied when he told Fidel Castro "Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right".

But there is hope. Justice Ginsberg has halted the sale until she reviews the case. She just may decide to let her fellow Supreme Court Justices look at the case. And I am hopeful that they will do the right thing, and restore the rule of law to this nation. There is precedent for a decision going all the way back to Truman's seizure of US Steel in the 1950's. That Supreme Court ruled 6-3 against the Truman administration.

We need some checks and balances here.

It looks like it is finally possible.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Torture News


Just released by the CIA, a list of Congressional Leaders who were briefed on enhanced interrogation techniques:

http://www.humanevents.com/downloads-pdfs/EIT%20Briefings.pdf

It appears that the entire Oversight Committee, including many of the Democratic leaders running congress today, should be prosecuted for their part in overseeing this torture.
President Obama has clean hands in this matter, since he was a mere state representative at the time. He didn't become a freshman Senator until after the initial briefings, and never had any clout during his brief career there. That may explain his naive manner in going after those he felt may be responsible.

I am wondering how MSNBC will spin this. Rachel? Keith?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

WITCH HUNT!

I have no problem with the current administration deciding that the US will not use certain interrogation techniques, including water boarding, when questioning enemy combatants. I don't think it is torture, but they do, so they have a right to redefine the law according to their own perception.
I am somewhat disgusted with the possibility of extending that new definition back into time in order to go after the last administration. It's a witch hunt.
Another reason I am disgusted is because this administration is weak and petty. Within a 24 hour period, the President and his Press Secretary both flip flopped 180 degrees about this subject.
It also makes me wonder where President Obama is getting his marching orders. Why did he flip flop so dramatically in 24 hours? Who spoke to him? Who is it that is so powerful that their thirst for blood has whipped the President of the USA into obedience?

This has never been done before, by any administration. They are telling everyone that advised these techniques were not illegal that they are investigating them, from the president all the way down the slippery slope to the lawyers who advised the CIA and every person in between. They are being investigated for war crimes that were demonstrated to members of the Hill in 2002 without objection. This includes leading Democrats of that time such as Nancy Pelosi. Are you going to prosecute a standing Speaker of the House too? What about Jane Harman or John Rockefeller or Bob Graham, all who had oversight and were briefed during 2002 and 2003, the only time when these techniques were employed? The Daily Kos thought they should all be held accountable. Does President Obama?

Imagine the precedent this will set.

Can you imagine a future administration declaring that current government involvement in the banking industry is illegal and then prosecuting everyone involved, from President Obama down to the lawyers that might have advised it was legal? Will they be able to investigate every congressman that went along with it? Is this the "Change" YOU voted for? Is this the "hope" that YOU voted for?

Do you remember what it was that you were expecting when you pulled the lever for Obama?

On an unrelated subject:

Now is a VERY good time to get out of the stock market if you are still in it. I have the feeling the bear market rally is about to end pretty soon.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lisbon Tea Protest

I don't think the "big business" media understand what is happening under their noses as far as the tea parties that recently took place. Instead of reporting what happened, they are making crude sexual jokes about the participants, calling us names, crying racism, etc.
I recently went to a "small" tea party in Lisbon, Ohio. This is not exactly the hotbed of conservatism. It is a strong union area that religiously re-elects democrats into office election after election. I was expecting maybe 100 people to be there. It was raining, it was chilly, and it was a weekday. Much to my surprise, the village square was filled with 5 times more people than I expected.
500 is not exactly a giant get together in comparison to the near 30,000 that protested in front of the Alamo, and the bigger cities that drew over 10,000 each....but if one keeps it in perspective to population, 500 is huge. Lisbon is a village of approximately 2,800 residents. That's almost 20 percent of the Villages population. I wonder how many more would have come if it had been sunny and warm?
No one there made a racist comment. There were in fact white and black people in attendance. I have been trying to figure out exactly what is racist in these tea parties anyway. If you are for freedom and liberty and a small federal government you are somehow a racist hater?
What twisted logic.

I included this video below that I found on Michelle Malkin's web site because I thought it said what many of us feel.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

LEFTWING HITJOB: an example from the looters at Daily Kos (and CNN)





From the tedshubris's diary
The great thing about owning professional video equipment is that armed with it, you can pass yourself off as being a professional news crew pretty easily.

So tomorrow, [Fake Station Name Redacted] is going to send a cameraman and on air news personality out into the field to cover this "teabagging" phenomenon.

We're going to ask open ended questions that seem to have a slight conservative bent to (hopefully) get them to open up and just start ranting. Then, we take any examples of racism, hatred, ignorance, and stupidity that we catch on camera and make a little movie out of it. Probably a YouTube special.

Here's the list we have so far

* What are you celebrating (The Boston Tea Party), and can you explain its historical relevance? [We're hoping to get some hilarious flubs from this one]
* Is this your first time teabagging? [OK, so, a juvenile one, but worth it] (apparently, we're the only ones who have connected tea parties to teabagging. Or, for that matter, the sociological study "Tearoom trade". Removed for the sake of keeping covert)

* Do you approve of Michael Steele's plan to expand the GOP through a "hip-hop urban-suburban marketing strategy"? [hoping to get some juicy racist stuff from this question]
* (as an intentional misunderstanding/follow up, presuming that someone complains about wasteful government spending) "So you disapprove of your tax dollars going to the Iraq War?" [should elicit some confusion]
* Do you approve of the direction in which this country is headed? [With thanks to Bob Love]
Anyways, it's a start... but I'd love to have some suggestions for questions that sound fine, but should prompt an outpouring of crazy.


FROM CNN. A Totally "real" reporter following the Daily Kos strategy.




Why are you looters liars? Oh wait, that's a really really dumb question. You are looters, why would anyone expect an ounce of decency or honesty?
Can you imagine a whole society based on the ideals of these kinds of people? Why it would resemble Mussolini's Italy.....wouldn't it?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sister Toldjah on the DHS Tactic

Calling it right - way ahead of time
 

-SNIP-
Far lefties are getting a huge thrill out of this, of course, but let’s not forget how they repeatedly foamed at the mouth over a similar Bush-era DHS policy as it related to ultra-left wing groups, except in those instances the DHS was very specific in the types of groups it felt posed significant threats to not just the President, but to the security of the general public (and in fairness they didn’t get it 100% right). Today’s DHS document was quite different in that it seemed deliberate in its vagueness, essentially classifying those who favor more state than federal control as “right wing extremists” and portraying those who are strongly anti-illegal immigration in a similar fashion. It’s one thing for the DHS to write about its concerns about the few on the extreme fringe right who have the potential to be violent and destructive, but its another altogether to characterize legitimate opposition as somehow threatening. The liberals hailing this document don’t seem to get that, and neither, apparently does President Obama’s DHS.......More


Yes, we were warned ahead of time, long before this administration was elected. The problem is that the media has been getting thrills up and down their legs every time our leader steps up to a teleprompter. They have given up all journalistic integrity in order to bring us back in time to the early twentieth century progressivism that laid the groundwork for propaganda via information engineering and silencing the critics of their policies. They invented the Jim Crow Laws that held African Americans in "their place". They are still doing this today! (If you want to see what progressive policies will do for all of America, just look at our inner cities. They have one thing in common there. They always vote for liberals.) They also were instrumental in forming the worthless Utopian League of Nations. Now they are shoving the Utopian U.N. down our throats and admitting that they believe our Constitution is trumped by international law.

And we law abiding respecters of the US Constitution are to be considered Radicals?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

BIG SISTER IS WATCHING YOU! The right wing extremist quiz.

1 Are you a Christian?
2 Are you pro-life?
3 Are you against ILLEGAL immigration?
4 Are you one of our military heroes, returning from Iraq or Afghanistan?
5 Are you in favor of a smaller Federal Government?
6 Are you concerned that we may be printing too much money?
7 Do you prefer that government spends less of the taxpayers money?
8 Do you feel that public welfare programs do more harm than good?
9 Do you support the constitutional RIGHT to own a firearm?
10 Are you living during a recession?
11 Do you consider yourself a Conservative or a Libertarian?

According to the Department of Homeland Security, if you answered yes to any one of the first 10 in conjunction with a yes to number 11, you may be a right wing extremist and must be watched. 

I could not believe my eyes when I read THIS DOCUMENT produced by the Obama Administration.

Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment

Some key findings in the report?

The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.

Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers.

Over the past five years, various rightwing extremists, including militias and white supremacists, have adopted the immigration issue as a call to action, rallying point, and recruiting tool. Debates over appropriate immigration levels and enforcement policy generally fall within the realm of protected political speech under the First Amendment, but in some cases, anti-immigration or strident pro-enforcement fervor has been directed against specific groups and has the potential to turn violent.

Open source reporting of wartime ammunition shortages has likely spurred rightwing extremists as well as law-abiding Americans to make bulk purchases of ammunition. These shortages have increased the cost of ammunition, further exacerbating rightwing extremist paranoia and leading to further stockpiling activity. Both rightwing extremists and law-abiding citizens share a belief that rising crime rates attributed to a slumping economy make the purchase of legitimate firearms a wise move at this time.

Weapons rights and gun-control legislation are likely to be hotly contested subjects of political debate in light of the 2008 Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller in which the Court reaffirmed an individual’s right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but left open to debate the precise contours of that right. Because debates over constitutional rights are intense, and parties on all sides have deeply held, sincere, but vastly divergent beliefs, violent extremists may attempt to co-opt the debate and use the controversy as a radicalization tool.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS/I&A) assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists including lone wolves or small terrorist cells to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.

Antigovernment conspiracy theories and “end times” prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition, and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement.

DHS/I&A will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.




I am a Veteran who participated in conflict with a muslim nation. I am a Christian. I beleive in the right to bear arms (and ammunition) even though I have not owned a gun for decades. I'm not pro abortion. I'm not happy with the course our Government is taking us on at all (nor the LAST administration). You see, I beleive in a smaller government. Shall I go on?

This is the most blatent example of how progressives operate. In one giant brush, they have painted millions upon millions of Americans as potential right wing radicals.

The radicals seem to be on the left. You know...Code Pink, the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers, animal rights terrorists, enviro-terrorists, etc, etc.

I was not actually planning to attend the local Tea Party, but now I have simply had enough. I am going to rearrange my schedule so I can do my bit.

THIS IS WHY WE ARE HAVING TEA PARTIES. It's not all about taxation. It's about a federal government that has become too large and oppressive.  An honest history of the genesis of these tea parties can be found on Michelle Malkin.com, just in case you get all of your news from MSNBC or other leftwing propaganda instruments.  It really is a grass roots phenomenon, not a Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh thing. In fact, it's not even a Republican thing. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Many big businesses are NOT FOR a free market

Something happens to people after they build a business into a huge corporation. They start to use their money to influence Washington to protect their own dominance of the market. They all have their special little army of lobbyists and deal makers that will hang around the capital building, and attend Wednesday evening parties in the White House ballroom. They are not there to urge that Washington adopts a free market. They are there for one reason. To gain favors for their bosses among the political elites.

This results in a system that protects the interests of big business at the expense of competitors. It ensures that small businesses are less able to compete with these corporate giants who can afford to either evade or absorb the regulatory costs imposed by the elected elite.

Let me give just one small example of a regulation that only the big companies can afford that this administration has recently signed. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) took effect on February 11th. This act is a feel good law that says that any new products produced for children under the age of 12 must undergo testing by a third party lab to make sure that lead levels are within standards. This sounds warm and cozy. Everyone agrees that almost all of these products will pass with flying colors, so it shouldn't be a problem.
But it is.
These third party labs do not perform the tests for free. It can be very expensive in fact. It's a cost that a large corporation can absorb easily, while a small entrepreneur just getting started with a perfectly safe product can't afford. Big business wins again. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.

A REGULATORY SOLUTION

Wouldn't it be better to allow business to opt out of the regulatory system entirely? I don't mean to end regulation. I mean end forced compliance.
Here is what I mean.
Leave all of the regulation in place and all companies that comply with the regulation can have a little symbol on their product, or after their name that will let every consumer know that these companies comply with all Government regulations and are absorbing the costs and fees associated with these regulations.
Then allow companies to opt out of the regulations completely, with the exception maybe of sensible pollution standards because clearly sensible antipollution laws are in the interest of the public.
Let the consumer decide whether they prefer to deal with a regulated company, or an unregulated company.
Some regulated companies might do better than unregulated companies. Local banks for example will attract more savings customers if they have the FDIC insuring their savings. Some unregulated companies might do better than regulated companies.

The consumer makes the choice.

If an unregulated company produces a product that is harmful, they will still pay the price in liability claims and other such lawsuits.

I wonder what would happen.......

Friday, April 10, 2009

Clueless Progressives



I was just finishing up some work and decided to see what was on TV. I noticed a new show on MSNBC called The Ed Show so curiousity got the best of me and I tuned into the very end of it. I can't tell you if it was good or bad, not having seen it more than 5 minutes. As it ended, I went to get a drink of water and when I walked in, Oberman was on, except it wasn't Oberman. It was that other guy that always has that condescending toothless smirk on his face. I have know idea what his name is, nor do I plan to find out.
The subject of the Tea Parties popping up here and there all around the country was brought up, and I sat there in disbelief how clueless he and his guet were about what these tea parties are about. To paraphrase his "expert" guest, he admitted he had no idea what the motivation for these tea parties is. He said that they seem to be against bailouts for banks...which was started by GW Bush, they seem to be against bailouts for Detroit...which GW Bush started, they seem to be against deficit spending....which President Obama inherited, etc etc.

They really don't get it.
We were against this stuff when President Bush was doing them too!!!
Now I'm not a Republican. I am an independent who leans heavily toward the Libertarian party. But Republicans and and Libertarians share this one thing. We all believe in personal liberty. We believe in individual freedom.
The significance of these tea parties is in the fact that they are happening at all. You see, unlike progressives who follow group think and run in giant herds, many republicans and practically all libertarians are more predisposed to be independent thinkers without that borg mentality. We are not afraid to go it alone, unlike the progressives who think we should all be coddled by a benevolent caretaker government. We are much harder to put on a bus to act as a rent mob in front of AIG Executive homes. As Professor Dawkins uttered about atheists, herding Libertarians ( and many Republicans outside of the Religious right) is like herding cats.
Another thing that astounded me is their confusion about who is organizing the tea parties. They kicked around it being the product of Fox News since they are now promoting their coverage of it. True, some guys like Sean Hannity seem to be trying to take some credit, but the fact is, no one at Fox got the ball rolling. The pundits at Fox were just as surprised as anyone that this was even happening. This is a blogosphere thing. This isn't a Republican thing either. It has no connection to the Republican party other than the fact that many Republicans who feel the Republican party has become the right wing of the Progressive Party are taking part.

These demonstrations are barely getting any media coverage, even though many of them have included thousands of people. It's funny how the media tripped over themselves to follow a bus loaded with less than 50 people around to AIG execs homes. Yet until recently, not a lot of acknowledgement from the "free" press.

The tea parties are about one thing. Liberty. Yes, that awful evil right wing hateful idea of liberty and smaller Government. We are so hateful that we don't want to see government intruding on one single persons personal liberty.

The reason these progressive commentators are so clueless is because they are conditioned to how their own move obediently in herds across the political landscape. Demonstrations are organized by community organizers such as ACORN, or they are the product of organized labor parties such as the Service Workers union armed with an army of paid useful idiots willing to flock to the busses provided. How many times have we seen those busses?
They can't imagine that these tea parties are of a different sort. They can't imagine that they began out of genuine concern with the direction Presidents Bush and Obama are taking this country. They have been going on for months, yet these commentators haven't figured out why they are happening.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

POWER to the people?

Bankers: Take your TARP money back


NEW YORK (CNN) -- There's a growing sense among some bankers that Troubled Asset Relief Program known as "TARP" has become toxic. As a result, they want to bail out of the bank bailout program.

"It should be called 'TRAP,' not TARP," said Brian Garrett, chief executive of Bank of the Bay in San Francisco, who is trying to return bailout funding. "Giving it back is harder than getting it."


That's the real problem. Banks are being told they can't pay the money back. Even banks that didn't want it to begin with. If you recall, Shifty Paulson gathered the top wall street bankers into a room and made them an offer they COULDN"T refuse. In fact, they were not allowed to leave the room until they signed up for bailout money.

Now they are not allowed to return that money.
Instead, our government is warning them that this administration is all that stands between them and the pitchforks. And the government is telling these same banks what they should pay their employees, from top to bottom.

There can be only one reason. Control.

You MUST take this money. Now that YOU accepted this money, you must follow OUR rules.

This is fascism.

The Government wants to control everything, don't they? Even the color of your car!

I may be wrong, but isn't the purpose of our government supposed to be to protect our liberty? How is any of what our government doing today protecting our liberty and freedom?

I know. I am sounding like one of those conspiracy nut jobs now. I'm not.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

From ConservOpunk:

Can you imagine if I had said three months ago that:

The President will recommend our US Veterans pay for their combat injuries out of their own private health insurance? (1)

The President will advocate empowering the Federal Government to cap salaries and allowable profits of private companies even those not specifically “bailed out” by TARP, Stimulus plan, etc. (2)

The President would attempt to limit charitable deductions for certain charities, while having Govt bureaucrats choose which charities should be available for tax free donations (HR1388) (3)

The President would QUADRUPLE our Federal Deficit, then claim he would “cut the deficit in half” over the next 7 years. The very deficit that his budget created. More.....