"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." - John Adams

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Government set to unveil offshore drilling plan | Reuters

Government set to unveil offshore drilling plan Reuters
He's up to something. Just like he didn't want anything to do with Nuclear Power and then allowed two new permits in Georgia. I bet Van Jones, the former "green jobs czar" is livid. WTFC? Drill Here, Drill Now!
(but he's probably not going to allow the consumption of that oil on US soil)

Christian Militias. I'm fed up with the double standard.

Who are we supposedly fighting? The US of A against the "Terrorists", mostly Muslims, right. I think not. I think the only way our gov't is going to force a politically correct future on us is to stop looking for Muslims and start chasing Christians. In America, we don't have "terrorists" we have "Christian Militias". Just ask the ATF, they have killed many US citizens because they were Christians.

Obama did nothing, now calls for Iran to stop what they are doing?

Obama, Sarkozy push for UN sanctions on Iran - Yahoo! News

U.S. Decline, Sloth Look a Lot Like End of Rome: Mark Fisher - Bloomberg.com

U.S. Decline, Sloth Look a Lot Like End of Rome: Mark Fisher - Bloomberg.com

Democrats Fight Back Against Victims, yeah you heard that right.

American Parchment ObamaCare's Victims
A collection of links to news articles that show the negative impact of O-care on private businesses.

A complete list of Obama Statement Expiration Dates ( also know as a long list of lie that you gullible idots that voted for him actually believed)

A Long Post: The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates - Jim Geraghty

The real anti-Americans

The real anti-Americans
It wasn't the Tea Partiers or the New Right causing all the problems, it was the Left- as usual.

The Climate Change Truth is Bubbling To The Top, It's about Dictatorship, not Climate

"Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while."- UK climate scientist James Lovelock

CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes - Washington Times

CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes - Washington Times
Boy, am I glad the USA, under Obama's leadership, did absolutely nothing to stop the Iranian crack head from developing Nukes. Speaking to him with no "preconditions" and holding out his hand rather than a fist, has lead from a possibility of enriching uranium to the ability to produce nuclear weapons. Thanks Pres!

Prudential to take $100M health care charge in 1Q

The Associated Press: Prudential to take $100M health care charge in 1Q
Prudential joins the list of companies that are expecting big losses due to the new health care turd. AT&T, Verizon, John Deere, Catapillar, and pretty much any other "for profit" company are all on the list. Some have been called to testify before Congress about their projected losses, since Congress says they are going to save money, Congress is confused. I suppose that's because most congressmen have never had to produce anything to create wealth to use to meet a payroll. All they do is take from us, take a cut off the top for gov't employees and then redistribute the rest. (of course there is a little pilfering and fraud along the way, so very little actually goes to those in need)

Health Reform Law: Expanded IRS a Threat to Taxpayers? - ABC News

Health Reform Law: Expanded IRS a Threat to Taxpayers? - ABC News
The IRS is looking for even more auditors and investigators. I guess the 16,500 created by the "Health Care" turd weren't enough. Sure, throw some more on top. Spend into oblivion. It's all "free", right?

Philadelphia Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Eric Cantor; Special Added Bonus: He's an Obama Supporter!!!

And yet the Dems are saying that all sorts of threats are being made by the Repubs and Indepenents against them. Seems strange that since the presidential election, every supposed act of violence against the left has been done by a left wing operative.

Sure give them amnesty.

A longtime rancher was killed on his Douglas-area property over the weekend, and neighbors worried that his homicide was connected to increasing border-related crime in the area.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office offered little information into the late-Saturday shooting death of 58-year-old Robert Krentz, whose family began the Krentz Ranch more than 100 years ago.
Krentz’s body was found on his land, which is about 35 miles northeast of Douglas, just before midnight Saturday, said Carol Capas, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office, aided by the U.S. Border Patrol, had no suspects Sunday and continued to follow leads, Capas said. She declined to comment on reports from neighbors and border activists that Krentz’s death was related to smuggling in the area.
Area residents said Krentz had no enemies, and they could think of no motive for his death other than the possibility it was related to what they called the growing level of crime in the area related to illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.
Tom Tancredo, a former U.S. representative from Colorado, was visiting ranchers near Douglas to discuss border issues when he heard of Krentz’s death.
Tancredo said he and Krentz were friends and that he was “a mild-mannered guy” who was known for providing illegal immigrants with food and water.

Krentz was murdered by the same people that the Obama administration wants to give amnesty.

Feds take over student loan program from banks

Feds take over student loan program from banks
In one of the most overlooked and under reported segments of the new "Health Care Act", the Federal Government has completely taken over the Student Loan business from private banks. They have now forced private companies out of the business of loaning money for college education. Let that sink in a minute.
The Federal Gov't will now be borrowing money from the Federal Reserve Bank at a very low interest rate, let's say 2.5% and then loan it to students at say 6.5%. The gov't will now make a 4% profit that will go into paying for health care for whomever, although that's not the important point here..
The point is that the Federal Gov't, in one fell swoop, effectively destroyed and confiscated an entire industry. What about the hundreds of thousands of people that this is going to put out of work starting July 1, 2010 when this goes into effect? The private bankers and their employees first, then the hardware store owner, grocery store clerk, etc... Anyone who did business with any of the funds generated by the loans or the interest it generated.Was there any mention of that aspect of this in the dinosaur media? Of course not.

Wait, what happened to "Free Health Care" ?

Health premiums could rise 17 pct for young adults
I sure am glad that all of you that voted for and supported the non-health care government take over of the economy bill are getting that "Free Health Care" that you wanted. Oh, wait, you are actually going to have to pay a higher premium or a fine if you don't. Like how that Hopey Changey shit is working for you now?

Health care law too costly, most say - USATODAY.com

Health care law too costly, most say - USATODAY.com
This morning in a USATODAY/ Gallup Poll, Obama's Disapproval Rating is 50%. Down 4 points from Friday when only 46% disapproved.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Maybe if Gibbs was reading the Constitution instead of a pop-up Star Wars book...

I'm about to whip somebody's ass

Jason Mattera spit at by Al Franken

It's bad enough that no one will answer the hard questions in DC, but Al Franken told Jason Mattera, when asked about some specifics of DemCare- "you need to shut up- right now!" and slung a little spittle in Jason's direction at the same time. For more on Jason's style, check out this video:

Boehner: Stop Trying to Intimidate America's Biggest Employers, Pig-man!

Boehner: Stop Trying to Intimidate America's Biggest Employers, Pig-man!
Doug Ross has pulled another nugget up for all to see. Congress is trying to intimidate any businessmen that didn't agree with Obamacare. Welcome to Facsism.

Iowa Town Renames Good Friday - ABC News

Iowa Town Renames Good Friday - ABC News
And Jihad is just piss on the infidel with an overseas contingency. (and a bomb belt, of course)

U.S. take if it sells its Citi stake to settle cost of bailout: $8 billion

U.S. take if it sells its Citi stake to settle cost of bailout: $8 billion
Who's gonna buy it?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Here's some more of what we're in for

2009 • Medicare cuts to hospitals begin (long‐term care (7/1/09) and inpatient and rehabilitation facilities (FY10))
2010 • Provide income exclusion for specified Indian tribe health benefits provided after 3/23/10• Temporary high‐risk pool and high‐cost union retiree reinsurance ($5 B each for 3.5 years) (6/23/10)• Impose 10% tax on indoor UV tanning (7/1/10)• Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/10)• Prohibits lifetime and annual benefit for private insurers spending limits (plan years beginning 9/23/10)• Prohibits non‐group private insurance plans from canceling coverage (rescissions) (plan years beginning 9/23/10)• Requires private insurance plans to cover, at no charge, most preventive care (plan years beginning 9/23/10)• Requires private insurance plans to allow dependents to stay on parents’ policies through age 26 (plan yearsbeginning 9/23/10)• Hospitals in "Frontier States" (ND, MT, WY, SD, UT ) receive higher Medicare payments (FY11)
2011 • Hospitals in “low‐cost” areas receive higher Medicare payments for 2 yrs ($400 million, FY11)• Medicare Advantage cuts begin• No longer allowed to use FSA, HSA, HRA, Archer MSA distributions for over‐the-counter medicines• Medicare cuts to home health begin• Medicare cuts for wealthier seniors ($85k/$170k), who are forced to pay higher Part D premiums (not indexed for inflation in Parts B/D)• Medicare reimbursement cuts when seniors use diagnostic imaging like MRIs, CT scans, etc.• Medicare cuts begin to ambulance services, ASCs, diagnostic labs, and durablemedical equipment• Impose new annual tax on brand name pharmaceutical companies• Americans begin paying premiums for federal long‐term care insurance (the CLASS Act, which analysis indicates is a ticking fiscal time-bomb)• Private insurance plans required to spend a minimum of 80% of premiums on medical claims (where 65% is considered the maximum "safe" amount to cover claims). Prior experience at the state level will indisputably harm private health insurance business.• Physicians in "Frontier States" (ND, MT, WY, SD, UT ) receive higher Medicare payments• Prohibition on Medicare payments to new physician‐owned hospitals (which will dramatically reduce access to senior care)• Penalties for non‐qualified HSA and Archer MSA distributions double (to 20%)• Seniors prohibited from purchasing power wheelchairs unless they first rent for 13 months• New Medicare cuts to long‐term care hospitals begin (7/1/11)• Additional Medicare cuts to hospitals and cuts to nursing homes and inpatient rehab facilities begin (FY12)• New taxes on all private health insurance policies to pay for comparative effectivness research (planyears beginning FY12)
2012 • Medicare cuts to dialysis treatment begins• Medicare to cut spending by using an HMO‐like coordinated care model (Accountable Care Organizations)• New Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/12)• Medicare cuts to hospitals with high readmission rates begin (FY13)• Medicare cuts to hospice begin (FY13)
2013 • Impose $2,500 annual cap on FSA contributions (indexed to CPI)• Increase Medicare wage tax by 0.9% and impose a new 3.8% tax on unearned , nonactivebusiness income for those earning over $200k/$250k (not indexed to inflation)• Generally increases (7.5% to 10%) threshold at which medical expenses, as a % of income, can be deductible• Eliminate deduction for Part D retiree drug subsidy employers receive• Impose 2.3% excise tax on medical devices• Medicare cuts to hospitals who treat low‐income seniors begin• $500,000 deduction cap on compensation paid to insurance company employees and officers
2014 • Unconstitutional personal mandate begins: Individuals without government‐approved coverage are subject to a tax of the greater of $695 or 2.5% of income• Employers who fail to offer "affordable" coverage would pay a $3,000 penalty for every employee that receives a subsidy through the Exchange• Employers who do not offer insurance must pay a tax penalty of $2,000 for every fulltime employee• More Medicare cuts to home health begin• All non‐grandfathered and Exchange health plans required to meet federally mandated levels of coverage• States must cover parents /childless adults up to 138% of poverty on Medicaid, receive increased FMAP• Tax credits available for Exchange‐based coverage, amount varies by income up to 400% of poverty• Private insurers cannot impose any coverage restrictions on pre‐existing conditions (guaranteed issue/renewability, which will bankrupt insurance providers)• Private insurers must offer coverage to anyone wanting a policy and every policy has to be renewed (which will bankrupt insurance providers)• Insurance plans must include government‐defined "essential benefits " and coverage levels• Government board (IPAB) begins submitting proposals to cut Medicare• Impose tax on nearly all private health insurance plans• Medicare payment cuts for hospital‐acquired infections begin (FY15)
2015 • More Medicare cuts to home health begin 2016 • Impose "Cadillac tax on “high cost” plans, 40% tax on the benefit value above a certain threshold: ($10,200 individual coverage, $27,500 family or self‐only union multiemployer coverage)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Road rage, accident centers on Obama bumper sticker - WKRN, Nashville, Tennessee News, Weather, and Sports |

Road rage, accident centers on Obama bumper sticker - WKRN, Nashville, Tennessee News, Weather, and Sports
This goes both ways, of course. My wife was driving in Atlanta on Friday with a bumper sticker that says "Obamanomics- Trickle Up Poverty" and was followed into a parking lot and then the other driver pulled up next to her and spit on her. I would have liked to have been with her when it happened, because I carry a Kimber .45, and would have had to defend her with it.

The Truth About Government Health Care, Straight From HR3200

Friday, March 26, 2010

Timeline of Major Provisions in the Democrats’ Health Care Package

Timeline of Major Provisions in the Democrats’ Health Care Package Taken directly from the House Ways and Means Committee Report. By the time this is fully implemented, the Congressional Budget Office says that the national debt will amount to 90% of GDP. For those of you too poorly educated to know what this means, God help you because it will meant total economic collapse of the USA. Maybe that was the plan all along.

Stupak's 30 pieces of silver

One Democrat feeling the heat is Rep. Bart Stupak, the supposed "stalwart" pro-lifer from Michigan. Stupak led a small but seemingly determined band of Democrat congressmen opposed to the Senate bill's permissiveness concerning abortion funding. As it turns out, it was all a show.Stupak caved after Barack Obama promised an executive order banning the use of federal funds for abortions. Tellingly, even Planned Parenthood didn't object because, first, the executive order isn't legally binding; second, it can be revoked easily; and third, it said nothing that the bill didn't already say. It changed nothing -- federal funds will be used for abortions.In truth, Stupak was always going to vote for the bill -- he just wanted his 15 minutes of fame. In October, he said, "If everything I want [is] in the final bill, I like everything in the bill except you have public funding for abortion -- and we had a chance to run our amendment and we lost. Okay, I voted my conscience, stayed true to my principles, stayed true to the beliefs of this district. Could I vote for health care? Yes, I still could." His only "principle" was party loyalty and passing ObamaCare.By the way, just two days before the vote, the Obama administration awarded $726,409 in grants to three airports in Stupak's district. At least those 30 pieces of silver won't be spent in one place.
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This is certainly "Change" to be believed in

Personal Income Drops Across the Country - WSJ.com And at a time when debt is skyrocketing. Nice.

Debt will rise to 90% of GDP

CBO report: Debt will rise to 90% of GDP - Washington Times
Over the next 10 years the cummulative effect of the ManChild's fiscal policies will raise the national debt to 90% of GDP! And these figures come from the Congressional Budget Office, which as history has shown time and again to always be way off (and not in a good way). If the CBO is "guessing" 90% of GDP, I would be inclined to think we will find ourselves in the Post WWII area of 120%-125% of GDP. At that point, it's game over for the USA.

A Tax Rebellion is Brewing

From Fox News
For many Americans the distance between what they believe is best for the nation and what government actually does has become an infuriating chasm that was never meant to exist in a representative government designed to reflect the will of the majority.
No other single public policy so reinforces a perception of self-dealing, unfairness and incompetence as the corrupted federal tax code. Bloated beyond decipherability at 67,500 pages of regulations, the income tax system is driven by personal power, lobby profits and, through tax inducements and penalties, a changing menu of citizen and business manipulation.
Married people pay higher rates than singles living together, income is commonly double and tripled taxed, pastors are told what they can and can’t say from the pulpit and foreign competitors enjoy significant cost advantages over American producers because of our tax system.
Meanwhile, in “Gucci Gulch” outside the House Ways and Means Committee, business is very, very good. With more than a billion dollars a year spent lobbying the tax system; the recession has been a wonderful windfall for many tax lobbyists. While the nation suffers, new aristocracies in Washington, far from the little people who pay the bills, celebrate their good fortune.
So what if both the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the Congressional Committee writing tax laws got their own tax returns wrong? So what if just obeying federal tax laws costs taxpayers more than $300 billion a year in compliance costs? So what if Congress’ error in failing to index the Alternative Minimum Tax for inflation now threatens to define as “wealthy” those with as little as $80,000 annual income? So what if Warren Buffet’s salary-earning secretary pays a higher tax rate than her billionaire boss?
But “so what?” and perennial--but always unfilled promises--that “something must be done” are not enough anymore. Remembering what they once learned in civics classes, Americans from across the political spectrum are taking time from their pursuits of happiness to register angry and indignant warnings to the political class that “something will be done”—or else.
This is why more than a thousand people an hour have been joining a digital tax rebellion marching on Washington at www.onlinetaxrevolt.com. FairTaxers, Flat Taxers, Reagan tax reformers and many others are being pulled together to bring another Boston Tea Party to Washington, D.C. on April 15th. While people may disagree on the best solution, there is widespread understanding that the American people cannot win back control of their government until the federal tax system is either repaired or ripped out by the roots and replaced.
Revolutionary? Yes, in the same spirit as Boston Harbor and why not? We are a people who rallied against “taxation without representation” and yet future generations of unborn Americans are being taxed to secure mind-numbing levels of federal debt today. The barely concealed contempt for average Americans who object to more and more of the fruits of their labors being transferred to those who pay no income taxes at all while former Members of Congress profit lucratively working the corruption of the tax writing committees is nearing a boiling point.
Two years ago, the under funded Mike Huckabee caught tax reform lightning in an Iowa bottle and was catapulted to a first place finish there. Mitt Romney and John McCain were burned by the same lightning when they repeated the same old tired and now unbelievable income tax reform promises. No, the entire election did not turn on tax reform but Mike Huckabee electrified voters when he made the FairTax, a national consumption tax to replace the broken income tax system, a center plank of his campaign. That decision marked Huckabee as one of the first current politicians to turn his back on what is increasingly seen as self-dealing in Washington that damages the future of the nation and the best interests of individual citizens.
The idea that, “we the people” are being routinely ignored, are despised and are seen as primarily useful in our ability to fund personal political ambitions continues to resonate at every Tea Party and in the growing tax rebellion now gathering steam. Those in the political class who ignore this healthy insistence that public policy actually benefit the public will find themselves at risk of future lightning strikes.
Ken Hoagland, is author of “The FairTax Solution” and chairman of the Online Tax Revolt and the FairTax national victory campaign. More information can be found at www.onlinetaxrevolt.com and www.FairTax.org. Hoagland is a long time Houstonian.

Chart of the Day - Home prices down 35% since 2005 peak

Chart of the Day - Home prices down 35% since 2005 peak
For some perspective into the all-important US real estate market, today's chart illustrates the US median price of a single-family home over the past 40 years. Not only did housing prices increase at a rapid rate from 1991 to 2005, the rate at which housing prices increased -- increased. That brings us to today's chart which illustrates how housing prices have dropped 35% from the 2005 peak. In fact, a home buyer who bought the median priced single-family home at the 1979 peak has actually seen that home lose value (4.3% loss). Not an impressive performance considering that over three decades have passed. It is worth noting that the median priced home has moved back to the top of a trading range that existed from the late 1970s into the mid-1990s.

Obama orders banks to lower mortgage payments

Obama readies steps to fight foreclosures, particularly for unemployed - washingtonpost.com
I suppose that when you are the outright owner of the banking industry, you can order it to do whatever you want. I wonder does he know how a balance sheet works.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What happened to no new taxes?

Click the image for a better view of the lie.

The Patriot Declaration

The Patriot Declaration - PatriotPost.US
Spread this around. It's time for Washington DC to understand that we are serious.

Thomas Sowell on The point of no return

The last opportunity that current American citizens may have to determine who will control Congress may well be the election in November of this year. Off-year elections don't usually bring out as many voters as Presidential election years. But the 2010 election may be the last chance to halt the dismantling of America. It can be the point of no return.

Marshal Law On It's Way?

Clyburn says that Republicans are "Aiding and abetting terrorism" against Democrats.
This country is more deeply divided, left against right, than I have seen in my lifetime. It reminds me of what I have studied about the social and economic divisions that lead up to the War Between the States. There was nothing Civil about it, which is why I never refer to it as such.
There are many conspiracy theories out there that the president, through executive orders, is attempting to take dictatorial control of the USA. Executive order 11490 gives the President complete control of the gov't and the citizens during time of National Emergency. We are currently under a state of emergency, as declared by the president, on October 25, 2009 because of the swine flu outbreak. That order was never recinded.
Are we being misled about these "threats" of violence against Democrats? Will this just become the necessary catalyst to declare Marshal Law?
Hitler turned democratic Germany into his Nazi Dictatorship through executive orders. Not to say this is what is in store for the USA, but it is certainly one possibility.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dem Leadership Worried About Violent Backlash

Steny Hoyer: Members are at risk - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com
I will agree that the American way of doing things should not include violence, but I think the American people are soon to tire of being trampled. I honestly think the Congress members who voted on this steaming turd are lucky to have made it out of session without any violence. It's restraint that is required, but the bonds are beginning to stretch nearly to the breaking point.

16,500 New IRS Agents Coming To Make Sure HC Policies Are Adhered To

And don't forget, the IRS just bought a whole bunch of Remington 870 Riot Shotguns for their Agents. Maybe that's what's in the briefcases?

That's one way of looking at it.

"'If there is anything good to say about Democrat control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, it's that their extraordinarily brazen, heavy-handed acts have aroused a level of constitutional interest among the American people that has been dormant for far too long.' --economist Walter E. Williams"

Bring it on!

Well, if Patrick Henry lived today that might be how he would have expressed the following:
"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. ... [I]t is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable -- and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come!" --Patrick Henry

Paradise Lost

The Silver Bear Cafe offers great insight into the coming collapse of the US Dollar and how to survive it. Pay attention.

Tattered Liberty - Mark Steyn - National Review Online

Tattered Liberty - Mark Steyn - National Review Online

More Proof that the leftist media is lying about protesters


Oops, the truth always comes out.

Breitbart.tv » Shocking Audio: Rep. Dingell Says ObamaCare Will Eventually ‘Control the People’

Monday, March 22, 2010

What I'm reading now: "Management of MRI Wait Lists in Canada"

What I'm reading now: "Management of MRI Wait Lists in Canada"
Thanks Doug Ross.

Acorn folds - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

Acorn folds - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com
Great news! What will they reincarnate themselves as? You know that no criminal organization can go underground for long, they'll get greedy and have to open up under another name. Maybe "Oak-Nut"

Constitution vs Healthcare

One nagging question, Article I, Section 7 states that all revenue bills shall originate in the House of Representatives, so how could the House vote on "The Senate Bill"? I don't believe this is Constitutional.

Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Gate Keeper

Emanuel, born in Israel to a father who was a member of:

Irgun (Hebrew: ארגון‎; shorthand for Ha'Irgun HaTzva'i HaLe'umi BeEretz Yisra'el, הארגון הצבאי הלאומי בארץ ישראל, "National Military Organization in the Land of Israel") was a militant Zionist group that operated in the British mandate of Palestine between 1931 and 1948. It was an offshoot of the earlier and larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah (Hebrew: "The Defense", ההגנה). Since the group originally broke from the Haganah it became known as the Haganah Bet (Hebrew: literally "Defense 'B' " or "Second Defense", הגנה ב), or alternatively as Haganah Ha'leumit (ההגנה הלאומית) or Ha'ma'amad (המעמד‎).[1] Irgun members were absorbed into the Israel Defence Forces at the start of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. In present-day Israel, the Irgun is commonly referred to as Etzel (אצ"ל), an acronym of the Hebrew initials.

The Irgun policy was based on what was then called Revisionist Zionism founded by Ze'ev Jabotinsky. According to Howard Sachar, "The policy of the new organization was based squarely on Jabotinsky's teachings: every Jew had the right to enter Palestine; only active retaliation would deter the Arabs; only Jewish armed force would ensure the Jewish state".[2]

Some of the better-known attacks by the Irgun were the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on 22 July 1946 and the Deir Yassin massacre (carried out together with Lehi) on 9 April 1948.

In 1947 "the British army in Mandate Palestine banned the use of the term 'terrorist' to refer to the Irgun zvai Leumi ... because it implied that British forces had reason to be terrified,"[3] but this did not stop others referring to it as a terrorist organization, e.g. the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry,[4] several media sources,[5][6][7][8][9] and a number of prominent world and Jewish figures.[10][11][12] Irgun attacks prompted a formal declaration from the World Zionist Congress in 1946, which strongly condemned "the shedding of innocent blood as a means of political warfare."[13] The Israeli government, in September 1948, acting in response to the assassination of Lord Moyne, dissolved the Irgun and Lehi groups as part of the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance.[14]

The Irgun was a political predecessor to Israel's right-wing Herut (or "Freedom") party, which led to today's Likud party. Likud has led or been part of most Israeli governments since 1977.

Interesting to me today was the headline on the Drudge Report that called Emanuel, Obama's Gate Keeper. Maybe in more ways than one. What is the connection? I don't know, but Emanuel's brother who is also on staff at the White House is known to be a eugenicist.

Sure hope he can cover it.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Death of Liberty

Today we have effectively witnessed the death of Liberty in this country. We can no longer decide what's best for ourselves, we will be slaves to the nanny state.

Today is a Momentous Day

by Victor the Contractor

Today is a Momentous Day!

Today is the day! Today is the day that all Americans see the naked ambition of fifteen percent of the population as they exert their will over the silent, hard working 85 percent. Today is the culmination of many years of hard work in swaying public perception, breaking down the walls of decency and building a climate if victimization and entitlement. Today the House of Representatives vote on the Senate Health Care Reform Act.

Never mind that no one has actually read this pork nirvana: this bill that nationalizes one sixth of the economy. Never mind that this bill is a slap in the face to all who work hard and don't expect or would accept a handout from anyone. Never mind that, on its face, the bill is a brazen attempt to subvert the Constitution of the United States and assign obligations to buy a service and criminalization of the God-given right to choose.

The right to choose not to buy a service one may see as a bad bargain, or the right to decide what is right for your own body. Those who have eroded the belief in right and wrong for decades have made a big deal on the right to control a person's body. They cried that the state had no business, indeed no say at all, about what what one put in their body, believed in their head, and even what they did to their unborn children. Now those very same harpies have turned that tenet on its head as they grasp at the ability to regulate every aspect of what we do with the body God gave us.

A God they do not believe in and they do not seem accountable to. For we live in a time where the ugliest of motivations are cloaked in compassion. A time where the killing of an unborn child is seen as 'kind' as opposed to saddling a selfish couple with the 'burden' of raising unwanted offspring. A time where the lazy and the losers in the lottery of life are trying to maintain a lifestyle by taxing the driven and conscientious people who make this country hum with productivity. These are times that try the morals of men as those who want to invalidate hard work and drive have control of the levers of power and use that awful responsibility for their own gain and avarice.

Before you go on and whine about the poor and stricken and the addict who can neither care for themselves or have the tools to prosper in this world, know this: Life is a harsh taskmaster who punishes the dumb, the lazy and the foolish with scourge and tribulation until they learn to operate within the constraints of civilization. Lessons you don't learn or fail to heed as a child will be revisited repeatedly until you get with the program, succumb to the destruction brought on by your own lusts. Attempts to rewrite God's law, or common sense, for those agnostically inclined, will always result in an unbalanced society that careens hither and yon morally, until it sputters to a halt, mired in the ambivalence of indecision and relativism. A civilization that feels more empathy for the sinners than the sinned-against is destined to fail as the criminals achieve a critical mass and take the controls in efforts to profit from the moral decline.

We have such a state of affairs now. The ugly girl at the dance is now calling the tune, much to the chagrin of the highly offended orchestra. The drop-outs who threw stones at the University's stained glass windows now are the faculty; destroying the ideas and ethics that made this country great. There is a joke in the trades that men teach their children to work before they go off to college and get ruined. The ability to define right and wrong is the hallmark of a great society and the lack thereof the talisman of a civilization in decline. The loafers and anti-establishment crowd of the sixties are now deciding the tax rate for the rest of us, and they are not amused anymore. They are out for revenge. Revenge on the 'boy scouts' who kept their collective noses clean and worked eighty hours a week and put their kids through college and took care of their ailing parents and saluted on Veteran's Day all across this fine country.

'Liberal' doesn't even begin to appropriately label these Marxists! They really are the failed Communists who sewed the cancer of relativism into our public psyche and tried with all of their drug-addled reasoning to convince the rest of us that drive and vigor were not valid traits and conscientiousness was tantamount to selfishness. That success was to be punished, or at least taxed to support the 'less able' among us.

The Democrat majority in both Houses and the Marxist in the White House are poised to enact their vengeance today on all those who ignored their pleas for fairness and charity to the losers and lazy in society. Today they can 'get over' on the corporate toadies and millionaires who rule over and abuse the working class. If it were that easy, FDR, LBJ or even Ralph Nader would have so changed the collective zeitgeist to such an extant that this latest populist farce would be ignored, even maligned by the healthy, prosperous and well adjusted masses.

Instead we have an anti-St. Patrick leading the snakes from the swamps right into the halls of power. Its ironic that the 'most transparent' government in history has hidden its agenda and blocked public reflection on its programs. Its ironic that even the President is not sure what is actually in the health care bill and more troubling that he doesn't care by what process it arrives at his desk. It will be law, no matter how many seats are lost in the coming elections.

This rush to political suicide by an overtly socialist Democrat Party barely disguises the real intent of this travesty of legislative process: the health care reform bill is Communism. Socialism is a 'cooperative' between business and Government. Communism's hallmark is the Government's possession of the means of production. I trot out this aged mare to make a point: a government that can nationalize the better part of a native automobile industry is, by its very nature, Communistic. Such a Government should not be trusted to 'nurse' a substantially healthy industry. Period. If its too big to fail, its just too big.

If the Government can decide that an entire industry needs to be saved and defies its own Constitution to do so, then that Government is invalid and must go. I trust that the Supreme Court will strike this law as soon as the mountain of lawsuits start. But what do we make of a process by which a minority of the population forces its mindset on the majority? Under what authority have GM and Chrysler been seized? Its not Constitutional. And neither is this health care bill.

Yes, today is a momentous day! It is the day we declare war on Liberalism. Today is the day we record the vote for this Communistic legislation. Today we make plans to campaign against our socialist Senators, reprobate Representatives and power-hungry President. And, pass or fail, we will know who voted for our 'right to choose' and who opted for a 'Stalinization' of our legislative process. It works both ways: Freedom of choice extends to the right to choose NOT to do, buy or consume anything, for whatever reason.

Give me Liberty or give me death!

Victor The Contractor

Do you really want to stay on this sinking ship?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Calls to your Congressman are now deemed harassment!!!!

» The Heat is On: Congressman’s Office Says Constituent Calls Are ‘Harassment’ - Big Government

This has got to be getting pretty close to the last straw. Rep. John Garamendi's (CA-10) office aparently got tired of answering calls from his constiuents, so he turned the calls over to the Capital Police.

The Constitution Be Damned

"'I don't spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate. What I can tell you is that the vote that's taken in the House will be a vote for health care reform. And if people vote yes, whatever form that takes, that is going to be a vote for health care reform. And I don't think we should pretend otherwise. And if they don't, if they vote against it, then they're going to be voting against health care reform, and they're going to be voting in favor of the status quo. So Washington gets very concerned with these procedures in Congress, whether Republicans are in charge or Democrats are in charge. ... By the time the vote has taken place, not only I will know what's in it, you'll know what's in it because it's going to be posted and everybody's going to be able to evaluate it on the merits.' --Barack Obama

Translation: The Constitution be damned."

KUHNER: Impeach the president? - Washington Times

KUHNER: Impeach the president? - Washington Times

If the Slaughter Rule is Unconstitutional, then it becomes the duty of the American people to not only impeach the President, but members of Congress that allowed it to happen.

Most. Ethical. Congress. Evah!

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/: Big ole hat tip to Doug Ross:

"Senator Tom Coburn lays down the law.

SEN. TOM COBURN (R), OKLAHOMA: I want to send a couple of messages to my colleagues in the House.

If you voted no and [now] you vote yes, and you lose your election [in November], and you think any nomination to a federal position isn't going to be held in the Senate, I've got news for you. It's going to be held.

Number two is, if you get a deal, a parochial deal for you or your district, I've already instructed my staff and the staff of seven other senators that we will look at every appropriations bill, at every level, at every instance, and we will outline it by district, and we will associate that with the buying of your vote. So, if you think you can cut a deal now, and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn't going to happen. And be prepared to defend selling your vote in the House.
You've still got time to order a welcome-back present for your local Democrat representative.

Update: Sister Toldjah points us to this:

From The NRCC’s Code Red:

...HumanEvents.com: 'Most interesting rumor from the Hill yesterday: Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) who announced his retirement from Congress has been promised the job of NASA administrator in exchange for his vote, and Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.), another retiring Democrat, has been promised an appointment as U.S. Ambassador to NATO in exchange for his vote. It will be interesting to note any job announcements from this Tennessee duo post-House retirement. Both voted against passage of the House bill back in November.'"

Quote Of The Day


"'President Obama says we need national health care because Natoma Canfield of Ohio had to drop her insurance when she couldn't afford the $6,700 premiums, and now she's got cancer.

Much as I admire Obama's use of terminally ill human beings as political props, let me point out here that perhaps Natoma could have afforded insurance had she not been required by Ohio's state insurance mandates to purchase a plan that covers infertility treatments and unlimited OB/GYN visits, among other things.

It sounds like Natoma could have used a plan that covered only the basics -- you know, things like cancer.' -- Ann Coulter"

What’s in the Reconciled Health Care Bill? | The Virtuous Republic

What’s in the Reconciled Health Care Bill? The Virtuous Republic
Take a good hard look at how you are about to take it in the shorts.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Census Resisters Cite Distrust of Government

Census Resisters Cite Distrust of Government
I plan to return mine with a copy of Article 1 section 2 of the US Constitution and just the first question answered. "Enumeration" that's it.

Obama endorses immigration blueprint - Washington Times

Obama endorses immigration blueprint - Washington Times
Well of course he did. This will put another 12-15 oh, hell, 30 million new voters on the Democrat role.

Republicans assail IRS provision in health care bill - The Hill's On The Money

Republicans assail IRS provision in health care bill - The Hill's On The Money

Yes! Just what we need. A "Health Care" bill that EXPANDS the IRS. I see where one has much to do with the other, of course.

President Barack Obama Talks to Bret Baier

President Barack Obama Talks to Bret Baier About Health Care Reform Bill - Special Report w/ Bret Baier - FOXNews.com
Bret Baier backed him into a corner and made him look like the dictator that he's becoming. He was lying through his teeth, looked terribly uncomfortable by being grilled for the truth.

» President Obama Promotes OFA Astroturf Campaign (with Bonus Plagiarism) - Big Journalism

» President Obama Promotes OFA Astroturf Campaign (with Bonus Plagiarism) - Big Journalism
Nothing like blatant plagerism to get your message out!

How Obama Circumvents Congress

Our Sacred Honor ... to Support and Defend - Alexander's Essays - PatriotPost.US

Our Sacred Honor ... to Support and Defend - Alexander's Essays - PatriotPost.US

Federal Employees Owe IRS Back Taxes

Federal Employees Owe IRS Back Taxes - ABC News

Don't you think we ought to sort this out and the $500 billion in medicare fraud that the reform is supposed to fix, before we spend any more money?

President Obama makes March Madness picks

President Obama makes March Madness picks; Plays it safe with NCAA bracket's Final Four

I'm so glad that with everything else going on in DC, the president has time to work on filling out his bracket's for the Final Four. That's waaaayy more important that the Unconstitutional method being used to cram his "health care" bill down our throats, or Iran's nuclear ambition, or the pending economic collapse, or fighting in Israel, or piracy on the high seas, or back room deals and bribes, or... fill in the blank. What a joke.

Get your torches and pitch forks ready

Steve King Calls For Revolution In The Streets Of Washington To Stop Health Care Bill | TPMDC

Steve King, (R-IA), has called for citizens to storm DC and jam the streets. He's comparing present day DC to the communist takeover in Prague. He may be not so far from the truth.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Local News | Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16 | Seattle Times Newspaper

Local News | Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16 | Seattle Times Newspaper
Cedars Sinai in AZ was first to say no more Medicare patients, now Walgreens is saying no to Medicaid. What does this tell you?

Idaho first to sign law aimed at health care plan

The Associated Press: Idaho first to sign law aimed at health care plan
This is what happens when you violate the Constitution in order to ram a dictatorial mandate down the throats of the American People

Mark Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation to File Immediate Constitutional Challenge If House Dems Try to Pass Health-Care Without Actually Voting on It

CNSNews.com - Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation to File Immediate Constitutional Challenge If House Dems Try to Pass Health-Care Without Actually Voting on It

11 Economic Headlines That Make You Wonder What In The World Is Actually Going On -Economic Collapse

The Silver Bear Cafe

Slaughter Proceedure Unconstitutional

This Washington Post headline yesterday is all you need to know about how corrupt the process has become to pass ObamaCare by any means necessary this week: "House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it."
Huh? You read that correctly. Because Speaker Pelosi cannot find enough votes to pass the deeply unpopular ObamaCare bill in a constitutional way, she is hoping you and other Americans won't notice, or won't care, whether she passes ObamaCare in an unconstitutional and blatantly corrupt way.
Her latest plan is called the "Slaughter Rule", which would allow the House to vote on a different bill and "deem" the Senate's ObamaCare bill as being "passed" at the same time as the other bill is passed, without having an actual up and down vote on the ObamaCare bill. Said Pelosi in an interview: "It's more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know....but I like it, because people don't have to vote on the Senate bill."
Pelosi may like "deeming" laws passed, but passing laws without voting on them is blatantly unconstitutional. As former federal judge Michael McConnell wrote in the Wall Street Journal:
"It may be clever, but it is not constitutional. To become law...the Senate health-care bill must actually be signed into law. The Constitution speaks directly to how that is done. According to Article I, Section 7, in order for a "Bill" to "become a Law," it "shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate" and be "presented to the President of the United States" for signature or veto. Unless a bill actually has "passed" both Houses, it cannot be presented to the president and cannot become a law."
Speaker Pelosi and President Obama are counting on you, your friends, and your family not to notice or care that they are doing this. That's why together, we must get the truth out and tell everyone that we know about what they are trying to do.
This is just one more example of the bribery and corruption that has been used to try and pass ObamaCare, like the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase.
If they are willing to corrupt our constitutional system right before our eyes to pass Obamacare, why should we have any confidence that they won't corrupt your healthcare when nobody is paying attention?

Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

14 Fun Facts About The U.S. Government’s Massive Debt Problem

Slaughter House Rules

"If Congress can now decide that the House can vote for one bill and the Senate can vote for another, and the final result can be some arbitrary hybrid, then we have abandoned one of Madison's core checks and balances... Yes, self-executing rules have been used in the past, but as the Congressional Research Service put it in a 2006 paper, "Originally, this type of rule was used to expedite House action in disposing of Senate amendments to House-passed bills." They've also been used for amendments... but never before to elude a vote on the entire fundamental legislation.We have entered a political wonderland, where the rules are whatever Democrats say they are. Mrs. Pelosi and the White House are resorting to these abuses because their bill is so unpopular that a majority even of their own party doesn't want to vote for it." -- "Slaughter House Rules", WSJ, 3/16/2010

Obama Approval Rating At All Time Low

Presidential Job Approval Center

Even Carter and Nixon had more support that this guy.

"The Keynesian Fraud"

American Thinker: The Keynesian Fraud

Obama Orders US Military Not to Fly the US Flag in Haiti

Flap flies in Haiti over U.S. flag absence - Navy News, news from Iraq - Navy Times

This one is just mind boggling. Why in the hell would the commander in chief not fly the flag of his country. Obama says that flying the US flag in Haiti would "send the wrong message" to the people of Haiti, since we aren't an occupying force there. I think the $130 million-plus that we have spent, so far, in assisting the people of Haiti to recover from the massive earthquake, gives the US the right to show our colors. We want people to know who is assisting the Haitian people. I'm really getting sick and tired of this moron in the White House.

Yes, Please Dumb Down The School System Farther

Move to lower bar for grads OnlineAthens.com
You know, the public school system is the only system that I am aware of where you are rewarded for failure. The teachers unions demand more money so they can have "quality" teachers to put into failing schools. Supposedly better pay will yield better results. How about rewarding the results after the fact instead of before?
Now in Athens Clarke County, Georgia, my home town, the bar is being lowered even farther. Now to make the graduation statistics look better, you can fail 8 classes and still recieve a diploma. Notice I didn't say earn a diploma.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's going to implode: Buy physical gold- Now

Gordon Gekko's Blog

The following are 20 signs that the United States is rapidly becoming a totalitarian "Big Brother" police state....

#1) A new bill being pushed by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman would allow the U.S. military to round up large numbers of Americans and detain them indefinitely without a trial if they "pose a threat" or if they have "potential intelligence value" or for any other reason the President of the United States "considers appropriate".

#2) Lawmakers in Washington D.C. working to create a new immigration bill have decided on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would be required to obtain.

#3) Barack Obama is backing a plan to create a national database to store the DNA of people who have been arrested but not necessarily convicted of a crime.

#4) Just to get on an airplane, Americans will now have to go through new full-body scanners that reveal every detail of our exposed bodies to airport security officials.

#5) If that wasn't bad enough, the Transportation Security Administration has announced that airport screeners will begin roving through airports randomly taking chemical swabs from passengers and their bags to check for explosives.

#6) Starting this upcoming December, some passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board their flights once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists.

#7) Organic milk is such a threat that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in Pennsylvania.

#8) An NYPD officer has broken his silence and has confessed that innocent citizens are being set up and falsely arrested and ticketed in order to meet quotas.

#9) A growing number of police departments across the U.S. are turning to mobile camera systems in order to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars.

#10) For decades, Arizona has been known as "the sunset state", but lately many frustrated residents have started calling it "the surveillance state".

#11) Judges and police in Florida have been caught using "secret codes" on tickets in the state of Florida.

#12) An extensive investigation has revealed that between 2003 and 2007, that state of Texas quietly gave hundreds of newborn baby blood samples to a U.S. Armed Forces laboratory for use in a forensics database.

#13) A 6-year-old girl was recently handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#14) One 12-year-old girl in New York was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk.

#15) In Florida, students have been arrested by police for things as simple as bringing a plastic butter knife to school, throwing an eraser, and drawing a picture of a gun.

#16) When a mother on a flight to Denver spanked both of her children and cussed out a flight attendant who tried to intervene, she suddenly found herself handcuffed and headed for prison. Why? She was charged with being a domestic terrorist under the Patriot Act.

#17) A new global treaty may force U.S. Internet service providers to spy on what you do online.

#18) A leaked Obama administration memo has revealed plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres of land from Montana to New Mexico.

#19) 56 percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll said that the U.S. government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

#20) But one other recent poll found that 51 percent of Americans agree with this statement: "It is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism."

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Pass the cherries

Key Democrats for Healthcare Vote

HughHewitt.com Blog : Hugh Hewitt : Key Democratic Blogger Tells Us How To Direct Fire
Although I am not in John Barrow's district, I am in Georgia. I have called his office and told him how I feel about Government take over of any private industry. The Federal Government has no business in the healthcare business.
I urge you to make your opinions known to your representatives. Let them know that if they vote for this steaming turd, they will not be in DC for much longer.

House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it

House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it

Monday, March 15, 2010

The running of the rich: Is wealth changing Connecticut politics? - StamfordAdvocate

The running of the rich: Is wealth changing Connecticut politics? - StamfordAdvocate
It's ok to be a wealthy sexist pig, if you're a Democrat. Aparently having a yacht called "Sexy Bitch" is just fine if you're running for the in the Democratic Primary vying for Chris Dodd's seat in the Senate. I wonder what would've happened if Scott Brown had owned the "Sexy Bitch" instead?

Since when did upholding the Constitution make you treasonous?

Why Do Some Conservatives Play Footsie With Treason? | Mother Jones

The Oathkeepers have only vowed to uphold oaths they've already taken, to uphold and defend the Constitution of these United States. How is that playing footsie with treason?

First she stole the WH china, now she's spending Tax dollars in Sweeden

Hillary Clinton contracts purchases of $5.4M in crystal stemware for American Embassies to Swedish firm Orrefors/Kosta Boda USA - NYPOST.com

The Slaughter Solution is UnConstitutional

Democratic congressional leaders have floated a plan to enact health-care reform by a procedure dubbed “the Slaughter solution.” ...Democrats would pass a rule that deems the Senate’s health-care bill to have passed the House, without the House actually voting on the bill. This would enable Congress to vote on legislation that fixes flaws in the Senate health-care bill without facing a Senate filibuster, and without requiring House members to vote in favor of a Senate bill that is now politically toxic. The Slaughter solution cannot be squared with Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution....Last Christmas Eve, the Senate approved a health-care bill by 60 votes, overcoming a Republican filibuster. This is the bill that contains the so-called Cornhusker kickback, the Louisiana purchase, taxes on high-cost health insurance plans and coverage for abortions. Virtually no one now supports that version of the bill, but Senate Democrats no longer have enough votes to pass an alternative bill under ordinary procedures.That is where reconciliation fits in. If the House passes the Senate bill and the president then signs it into law, reconciliation would permit Congress to pass new legislation making changes to that law. Reconciliation might not solve the abortion coverage problem or other nonbudgetary issues, but it would allow Democrats to correct most of the Senate bill’s offensive features.The rub is that, according to the Senate parliamentarian, reconciliation is permitted only for bills that amend existing law, not for amendments to bills that have yet to be enacted. This means that, for the Senate to be able to avoid a filibuster, House Democrats first have to vote for the identical bill that passed the Senate last Christmas Eve. That means voting aye on the special deals, aye on abortion coverage, and aye on high taxes on expensive health-insurance plans. Challengers are salivating at the prospect of running against incumbents who vote for these provisions.Enter the Slaughter solution. It may be clever, but it is not constitutional. To become law—hence eligible for amendment via reconciliation—the Senate health-care bill must actually be signed into law. The Constitution speaks directly to how that is done. According to Article I, Section 7, in order for a “Bill” to “become a Law,” it “shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate” and be “presented to the President of the United States” for signature or veto. Unless a bill actually has “passed” both Houses, it cannot be presented to the president and cannot become a law.To be sure, each House of Congress has power to “determine the Rules of its Proceedings.” ...But House and Senate rules cannot dispense with the bare-bones requirements of the Constitution. Under Article I, Section 7, passage of one bill cannot be deemed to be enactment of another.The Slaughter solution attempts to allow the House to pass the Senate bill, plus a bill amending it, with a single vote. The senators would then vote only on the amendatory bill. But this means that no single bill will have passed both houses in the same form. As the Supreme Court wrote in Clinton v. City of New York (1998), a bill containing the “exact text” must be approved by one house; the other house must approve “precisely the same text.”These constitutional rules set forth in Article I are not mere exercises in formalism. They ensure the democratic accountability of our representatives. Under Section 7, no bill can become law unless it is put up for public vote by both houses of Congress, and under Section 5 “the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question . . . shall be entered on the Journal.” These requirements enable the people to evaluate whether their representatives are promoting their interests and the public good. Democratic leaders have not announced whether they will pursue the Slaughter solution. But the very purpose of it is to enable members of the House to vote for something without appearing to do so. The Constitution was drafted to prevent that.
Mr. McConnell is a professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He formerly served as a judge for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

It seems that China will soon call in their debt.

Is China's Politburo spoiling for a showdown with America? - Telegraph

Keep putting pressure on China and blame them for manipulation of the currency. Are you kidding me? It won't be long before the Chinese have had enough of this game with the US. They could completely wipe out the USA with a few keystrokes. They control the vast majority of investment in our debt. If they were to call all of the debt due now, the USA would cease to exist in a matter of days.
So go on there Pres, keep putting pressure on them and see what happens when you back a cat into a corner.

Mexico gunmen kill American consulate staff

Mexico gunmen kill American consulate staff - Yahoo! News

Why isn't this the number one headline in the news today? Last Friday there was a Mexican military helo flying over the suburbs of Brownsville, TX and now Mexicans are attacking the US Consulate in Jaurez. When will they just come across the border by the millions and over run the US? Oh, wait, they already have.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pelosi confident House will pass health care bill - Yahoo! News

Pelosi confident House will pass health care bill - Yahoo! News
And then the shooting will likely start. This is going to be the death of America, of Liberty and of Freedom under a system that our founders, who where much more intelligent than today's Congress, save a very few current congressmen, and a new system will emerge bringing it's chains, shackles and threats of imprisonment for non compliance.
God save us.

Give me liberty, or give me death.

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
"Caesar had his Brutus; Charles the First his Cromwell; and George the Third may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it!"
These words are ringing more and more true to me every day.

IRS sends out the muscle to hassle Sacramento business for 4 cents

Bob Shallit: IRS visits Sacramento carwash in pursuit of 4 cents - Sacramento Business, Housing Market News | Sacramento Bee
Think the Federal Government really has their priorities askew when they send out 2 guys in a car to hassle a business owner for 4 cents in delinquent taxes. This appears to be just a better look at how efficient the Federal Government really is. Do we want this sort of decision making in our health care system?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The impending collapse of the Dollar

Dollar Bulls Beware by Peter Schiff
Any doubts about the future of the U.S. dollar should be laid to rest by today's announcement that San Francisco Federal Reserve President Janet Yellen has been nominated to be Vice Chair of the Fed's Board of Governors, and thereby a voter on the interest rate-setting, seven-member Open Markets Committee. Ms. Yellen has earned a reputation for being one of the biggest inflation doves among the Fed's top players.
Yellen has consistently downplayed the dangers of inflation and has made statements that indicate she views the Fed as an extension of the Labor Department, rather than a guardian of our currency.

Italy will be the next Euro Economy to Collapse

ANALYSIS - Forget Greece: Italy derivatives bomb also ticking | Business News | Reuters

Examiner sees accounting gimmicks in Lehman demise | Business News | Reuters

Examiner sees accounting gimmicks in Lehman demise | Business News | Reuters
I wonder if these are the same accounting gimmicks used by the FED?

My Way News - Dems seek agreement, quick vote on health care

My Way News - Dems seek agreement, quick vote on health care
"With Democrats deciding to incorporate changes in student aid into the bill, Republicans suddenly had a new reason to oppose legislation they have long sought to scuttle."
Really? Student aid is now in the Healthcare bill? Are you friggin kiddin me? What next? DUI Schools? DMV? Postal Rates?
Can no one see that in the name of Health Care, this Dem run gov't is trying it's best to completely take over the states and institute a total dictatorship.

4 more banks bit the dust

Here's a list of all the bank failures since January

Another steaming pile of good news, which side do you believe?

Faber and Mish: We're Doomed and Washington Can't Do Anything About It

Posted Mar 12, 2010 12:37pm EST by Henry Blodget in Investing, Newsmakers, Recession, Politics

Washington is patting itself on the back for having orchestrated an amazing economic recovery. But Washington lawmakers are a delusional bunch of boneheads, say Marc Faber and Mike "Mish" Shedlock, editor of the Gloom, Boom, and Doom Report and investment advisor at SitkaPacific Capital Management, respectively.

The economy is NOT recovering, they say, and the U.S. faces a depressing "eventuality" of either crushing deflation (Shedlock) or runaway inflation (Faber). The timing and type of this eventuality is uncertain, say the gurus, but they are certain it's too late for America to change course.

"It's beyond repair -- it's too late," to avert fiscal disaster, Faber declares.

Mish agrees: "The day of reckoning has arrived. The question is how long it takes to play out."

This grim outlook doesn't mean you're helpless. Faber recommends individuals prepare for doomsday by buying gold, owning assets abroad and buying property outside of major cities.

Click here to see more from Faber and Mish:

The Great "Inflation Debate or Deflation?" Debate: Mish vs. Dr. Doom

Marc Faber: Don't Expect Another Crash ... Bernanke Won't Allow It

World faces a day of financial reckoning - CNN.com

World faces a day of financial reckoning - CNN.com

Friday, March 12, 2010

14% and rising

The Associated Press: Budget deficit sets record in February

Federal Budget deficit up a record 14% in Feb and rising.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gov. Pat Quinn to propose borrowing or tax hike in budget - chicagotribune.com

Gov. Pat Quinn to propose borrowing or tax hike in budget - chicagotribune.com

Illinois is broke. Union heavy. Democrat heavy. California Lite.
If IL was as big as CA they would have bigger problems than CA has today.

Consumer Debt and the Supply-Demand Dynamic by Richard Daughty

Consumer Debt and the Supply-Demand Dynamic by Richard Daughty

Occupied Territory to Control Mineral Intake

Chefs Call Proposed New York Salt Ban 'Absurd'
The Occupied Territory of New York City, who is hell bent on controlling your body, has proposed a ban on resturants use of salt. Last year it was transfat. Prior to that it was smoking indoors and private ownership of handguns. Meanwhile the "Territorial Management" would love to have Federal funding for abortion to suppliment the atrocious use of educational funds, which often pay union members to sit and do crossword puzzles for their 40 hour pay checks.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Associated Press: Roberts: Scene at State of Union `very troubling'

The Associated Press: Roberts: Scene at State of Union `very troubling'

Obama moving to limit fishing access - ESPN

Obama moving to limit fishing access - ESPN
Citizens would no longer be allowed to fish in oceans, rivers, streams or even inland lakes. Basically under this plan, you had better find something else to put on your plate. I guess it fits with the government take over of all food production. You must be 100% dependent on the government.

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." - Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi is an absolute moron. She doesn't care one iota what's in the legislation that she's supporting. Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered a speech this morning at the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties (NACo).
In that speech she said, and I quote "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." In other words, we need to pass this bill so we can all find out what's in it, including Congress. We all know the bill wasn't written by anyone in Congress or the Senate. The bill was written by a gang of thugs hired by the community organizers holed up at the White House.

Ron Paul on putting the Constitution Back into the Oval Office


FEMA Concentration or Internment Camps

Normally, I shy away from conspiracy theory stuff, but the information on FEMA Concentration Camps and the Executive Orders that have been made really make you wonder just WTF? is going on.

Sometimes the Truth is just more than they can bear

Apparently some high ranking members of the Senate have instructed their employees to avoid the Drudge Report. I guess having an opposing view point shared with their employees is not in their best interest. But then again, the view point of most Senators isn't in anyone's best interest.

Just a few fun pics

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