Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our Debt

Please, take the 3 minutes to watch this video:

Friday, April 29, 2011

Obama's Energy Policy

Here's what candidate Obama had to say about his future administration would do to energy prices...



Well, tomorrow has arrived with skyrocketting energy prices.  I expect that the new EPA regulations being promulgated to regulate the coal industry will next force up electricity prices...

HOW'S THAT HOPE & CHANGE working out for you now?

TEN RULES FOR LIBERTY GUERRILLAS:

Here is an awesome set of suggestions from Stop Shouting Blog...on how to run an elective revolution:
1. It is important to maintain a belief in final victory. Morale is everything.


2. Large numbers of [counter propaganda] appearing day after day, night after night, everywhere, will make the Regime nervous and raise the self-confidence of the population since such activities demonstrate the inefficiency of the existing Regime and the power and strength of the resistance movement.

3. Whenever practical, successful guerrilla forces use non-electronic means to communicate.

4. It is a principle of political science that it is easier to persuade people to vote against something or someone than to persuade them to vote in favor of something.

5. Liberty guerrillas form centers of resistance EVERYWHERE and they are always in action. Thus, when the Regime attempts to confront/solve one "media" crisis of anti-Regime opinion, another flares up. This serves to also drain the Regime's manpower and resources.

6. Always, always, ALWAYS be on the offensive.

7. Short, snappy slogans spread the message. Advertising/marketing gurus know that to gain traction, a slogan must be 7 words or less.   "BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE".   Turn the tables on the opposition: Palin's "Obama: WTF indeed" is classic.

8. Mix it up. Never be predictable. But always be lawful.

9. Undermine the Regime's morale and their propaganda by exposing their methods and by constant emphasis on the unjustness of their cause and effects on the population.  (Higher prices? Thanks, Obama).

10. Exploit the alternative media to communicate the ideas of the Liberty movement and resistance to the Regime. Be everywhere; be informed; make it known you are aware of the lies disseminated by the Regime and aren't falling for them.

THE MOMENTUM IS ON OUR SIDE. Do not be deterred!
Not just momentum is on our side, but history...is repeating itself.  This is what happened 30+ years ago during the presidency of James Earl Carter, the 2nd worst president in our history (James Buchanan is generally considered to be the worst).  No, BHO is now in the running to join the august bottom dwellers as well.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Best Movie Line Ever

Here's the very best movie line ever:



HT: Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion

Keynes vs Hayek

If history is any proof, Hayek won.

Trump Will Not Run For President

I have reliable information that Donald Trump will not run for president in 2012.  My source says, that,
"the Donald will not be filing for President - this is a great hype to keep his name in the news and making great fun of reporters - who he loathes.

If nothing else, he'll keep the GOP candidates honest, and maybe even give them a set of balls.  All of the current batch seem to lack any sort of intesitnal fortitude.  It's easy enough to see that if you even question Mr. Obama with the least bit of adversarial motives, it knocks him off his teleprompter message.  Watch and learn GOP presidential candidates!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Obama's Birth Certificate?

Recently, Donald Trump has begun to pointedly ask questions about Mr. Obama's birth certificate.  Prof. Jacobson of Legal Insurection believes that Mr. Trump is doing serious damage to Mr. Obama's cause.  I also believe that to be the case.

Last week, I received the following information from a good friend and retired journalist.  He rates his source as a 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 5.  here it is:

Barack Hussein Obama II
General Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya where Obama was born a few hours later at 7:21 pm on August 4, 1961(what a sad day for the USA!). Four days later his mother flew to Hawaii and registered his birth in Honolulu as a certificate of live birth which omitted the place and hospital of birth."

WELL, WELL, WELL...............at last the 'real' thing.....Now...what will happen??? Who do you believe? I believe this man should be impeached-now! Snopes say's it's true

Here it is, folks! The document we have been waiting for! Now if only SOMEONE in Congress or the Supreme Court will act on this! Spread this around.....if these documents are as authentic as they certainly seem to be, Obama is NOT qualified to be our President and he sits in the White House illegally! This is what Obama has spent almost $2M (so far) to hide. Here's a close-up of the top of the document where you can plainly read his name and his parents' names, etc....



A British history buff was asked if he could find out who the colonial registrar was for Mombasa in 1961. After only a few minutes of research, he called back and said "Sir Edward F. Lavender. Note the same name near the bottom of the photo above. Source(s): Kenya Dominion Record 4667 Australian library." And here's a close-up of the bottom of the document where you can read "Coast Province of Kenya" and the official signature of the Deputy Registrar.....


The above document is a "Certified Copy of Registration of Birth", but below is a copy of the actual Certificate of Birth.the real-deal legal kind of certificate. The Mombasa Registrar of Births has testified that Obama's birth certificate from Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa is genuine. This copy was obtained by Lucas Smith through the help of a Kenyan Colonel who recently got it directly from the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa , Kenya . Here it is.


Note the footprint!! The local Muslim Imam in Mombasa named Barack with his Muslim middle name Hussein so his official name on this certificate is Barack Hussein Obama II. The grandmother of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. reveals the story of his birth in Mombasa, Kenya, a seaport, after his mother suffered labor pains while swimming at ocean beach in Mombasa.


"On August 4, 1961 Obama's mother, father and grandmother were attending a Muslim festival in Mombasa, Kenya . Mother had been refused entry to airplanes due to her nine month pregnancy. It was a hot August day at the festival so the Obamas went to the beach to cool off. While swimming in the ocean his mother experienced labor pains so was rushed to the Coast Provincial General Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya where Obama was born a few hours later at 7:21 pm on August 4, 1961(what a sad day for the USA!). Four days later his mother flew to Hawaii and registered his birth in Honolulu as a certificate of live birth which omitted the place and hospital of birth."

Letter from Kitau in Mombasa , Kenya

"I happen to be Kenyan. I was born 1 month before Obama at Mombasa medical center. I am a teacher here at the MM Shaw Primary School in Kenya . I compared my birth certificate to the one that has been put out by Taitz and mine is exactly the same. I even have the same registrar and format. The type is identical. I am by nature a skeptical person. I teach science here and challenge most things that cannot be proven. So I went to an official registrar today and pulled up the picture on the web. They magnified it and determined it to be authentic. There is even a plaque with Registrar Lavender's name on it as he was a Brit and was in charge of the Registrar office from 1959 until January of 1964. The reason the date on the certificate says republic of Kenya is that we were a republic when the "copy" of the original was ordered. I stress the word "copy". My copy also has republic of Kenya. So what you say is true about Kenya not being a republic at the time of Obama's birth, however it was a republic when the copy was ordered. The birth certificate is genuine. I assure you it will be authenticated by a forensic auditor. We are very proud Obama was born here. We have a shrine for him and there are many people who remember his birth here as he had a white mother. They are being interviewed now by one of your media outlets.

Fortunately they even have pictures of his parents with him immediately after his birth at the Mombasa hospital with the hospital in the back ground. It will be a proud day for us when it is proven that he was born here and a Kenyan became the most powerful man in the world. I encourage anyone to come here and visit. I will be happy to take you and show you the pictures at the hospital myself as well as my document and many others that are identical to what Taitz posted. God Bless. Kitau"



So, how much more proof do we need?

Well, Here it is...{SJC}

WELL, HERE IT IS....

Lolo Soetoro, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, baby Maya Soetoro, and 9 year old Barry Soetoro.



This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school inJakarta, Indonesia , shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro.

Name: Barry Soetoro

Religion: Islam

Nationality: Indonesian


How did this little INDONESIAN Muslim child - Barry Soetoro, (A.K.A. Barack Obama) get around the issue of nationality to become President of the United States of America ?

PART 2:

In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College ..The transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia while an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program.

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document provides the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking - that he is NOT a natural-born citizen of the United States - necessary to be President of these United States. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya , here we see that there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship..

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records.

Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still on-going but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused comment on this matter. LET OTHER FOLKS KNOW THIS NEWS - THE MEDIA WON'T!
I'm told that this is the information that Mr. Trump's investigators have unearthed...whethere that's true or not, you tell me. With my meager means, I haven't been able to confirm or deny whethere these are the real documents.  But, I have been able to discover a surprising number of people are doing some very serious investigative work.  Additionally, there's a great deal of money, several million of dollars, at least.  I don't know if this will result in anything other than a footnote in history (google Chester A. Arther...for example) but it is beginning to gain traction with independent voters.  Mr. Obama's ignoring this will only increase the questions being raise, not supress them.  Until some solid answers are provided, one way or another, it will continue the slow burn.

UPDATE:  Obama releases a scanned copy of his "Certificate of Live Birth," but not the long form birth certificate that, for example, the US State Department requires to get a passport. 



Why has he waited so long on this?  Big Journalism has a pretty good list of reasons.
#1. The President’s strategy of silence on the birth certificate controversy has been a public relations disaster. A growing number of Americans continue to be distrustful of him, leading to a continued downward spiral of his approval ratings in the polls.



#2. The birth certificate controversy is one small part of a web of unanswered questions about President Obama, his background, his extreme political associations, and his campaign donations.

#3. The “birther” issue has proved useful to President Obama as he struggles to control his progressive base. As for the media, they have benefited from the tabloid appeal of the “birther” storyline, misusing the issue as an opportunity to portray conservatives as “racists” and “whackjobs.”



#4. Hopefully, the document is legit.



#5. The media frenzy surrounding Trump and the “birther” issue has distracted attention from other possible GOP presidential contenders. Will it ultimately help or hurt the GOP’s chances to retake the White House in 2012?

I think that he's using this issue for pretty much all of these reasons.  By painting his opponents as whack jobs, it makes it easier to play nasty...read the whole thing.

UPDATE 2nd:  There is credible evidence that the document has been altered.  Follow this link to the evidence. That evidence is compelling, because photoshopping shows up if you know how to look for it.

UPDATE 3rd:  A frequent reader writes,
"Yes - but another feature is a glaring mistake - as he is listed as African and back then he would have been listed as a Negro or Malado. African was not a common word used back then. "
He does have a point. When I was a kid in the 60's and early 70's, "african american's" were refered to as "colored" or "negro."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Quantitative Easing Explained

Here's as good and explanation of what Quantitative Easing is:



Unfortunately, it hasn't worked in much the say way that Keynesian Economic model hasn't worked.  From the comments of as blog post by Don Surber:
Krugman isn’t stupid, he’s blinded by his own preconceptions…and therein is the problem. When you refuse to see just what is facing the country objectively, and become a political hack, and lose whatever credibility you may have once had. Mr. Krugman, has become just another mouthpiece for the political left, Keynesian economic model.


That model failed to end the Great Depression of the late 1920’s and most of 1930’s. In fact, it’s been proven by a couple of UC economists (who most certainly didn’t intend to do so) that FDR’s policies of 1934-5 killed off the nacent recovery and led tto another 7 years of depression. WW2 ended the great depression…and has lead to the ruinous policies that our government is STILL FOllowing!

The chickens have come home to roost…
And,
Keynesian economic model doesn’t work. It has never worked for any length of time it’s been used. Because you can’t spend money you don’t have for any lenght of time. Eventually, as Margaret Thatcher showed in the 1980’s, eventually you run out of other people’s money.


We’ve run out of other people’s money. It’s well past time that Congress, MUST cut ALL programs across the board by 20%…or more. As a moderate/conservative type, even I recognize that the DoD budget must be reduced by roughtly the same amount. However, it’s the massive and growing entitlement programs that will bankrupt our country…within the next 9 years…or sooner.

We have to grab Congress by the balls, and squeeze, hard. They have to understand that Congressionnal business as it’s been practiced in Washington for the psat 70+ years, MUST STOP NOW.

The Tea party movement gave the GOP ahuge majority in the House, and may well do so in the Senate…if they don’t fuck it up. I think they will.. They certainly did this over the recent battle of continueing resolution. Claiming a $38 billion cut…that turns out to be $395 million isn’t just a betreyal of the Tea Party movement that gave them their majority, it’s a repudiation. Every leader of the GOP in Congress must be face a significant challenger in their primaries next year, if only to show that We The People are serious in our resolve to end business as usual…the future of America demands that something must be done now…because if we wait too much longer, then the austerity measures will be truly ruinous.
Because of the QE2...we are now entering a period of inflation (not the "government's 'core' model") which doesn't actually reflect reality, but what is really occuring.  Gasonline is getting vastly more expensive, rising bby a 25% inflation rate over the past couple of months.  Retail food is rising at about 12% monthly...not annually.  This impacts the poor and the middle class hardest.  This is what killed James Earl Carter's attempt at gaining a 2nd term.  If price for basic commodities continues to rise at this rate, Barack Hussein Obama, will be ranked with Jimmy Carter and James Buchanan as one of the worst presidents of US history.

Government Changing National Emblem

The following is by a retired journalist in the Denver area...
The government today announced that it is changing its emblem from an Eagle to a Condom because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance.
A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed!

It just doesn't get any more accurate than that.
Unfortunately, I think he''s right.

Hat Tip:  JP

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Tipping Point....?????

I live in metropolitan Baltimore area.  In the past several months, I and my wife have struggled to get by.  Rising prices of basic staples such as...bread, beef, chicken combined with a steep rise in the cost of gasoline-diesel have nearly pushed us back over the edge.  The Obama administration and their enabler's in the MSM would have us believe that we're not on the brink of another recession, but we are.
The combination of rising gasoline prices and the steepest increase in the cost of food in a generation is threatening to push the US economy into a recession, according to Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners....With gas prices now standing at about $3.90 a gallon, energy costs have now passed 6 percent of spending—a level that Johnson says is a "tipping point" for consumers. "Energy is not quite as essential as food and water, but is a necessity in today's economy, and when gasoline costs more than bottled water—like now—then it takes a huge bite out of disposable spending," he said, in a research note.
I personally, can't afford another recession as the last one has rendered me nearly desitute.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Reporter Finally Does His Job

This week, Mr. Obama has allowed local reporters  in smaller cities to interview him.  For the first time, a reporter actually asks him tough questions and gets testy answers.  So much so, that the White House announces that HoustonDallas, Texas reporter WFAA's Brad Watson won't ever be permitted another interview.
The president of the United States was not happy. Obama had been corrected (he lost Texas by 12 points, not “a few,” in 2008), he was accused of punishing the state for political reasons (he denied that the White House had any part in the decision not to award a space shuttle to Houston), and he was challenged with the most basic of political questions: Why are you so unpopular in Texas?  And all that in a setting the White House anticipated would be largely free of tricky questions...Obama unclipped his microphone with no smile in sight, and tersely warned, “Let me finish my answers next time we do an interview, all right?”




Mr. Obama has always had awestruck treatment from the mainstream media, but when he's given even the most mild of adversarial questions, he can't handle it.
The problem: The reporter’s questions weren’t particularly difficult, but they were clearly not what Obama was expecting. The result was a viral video that depicted Obama as angry when faced with tough questioning. And it unveiled some of the degree to which the White House would like to control its message.


In retaliation, the White House will not permit that reporter to ever interview Mr. Obama again. 
Pfeiffer was asked by Time reporter Michael Scherer, “So will WFAA's Brad Watson get another interview one day?”   Instead of quickly taking the high road, Pfeiffer suggested that Watson may truly be out in the cold after irritating the president. And he did it by revealing yet another trick of Washington communications: playing one news outlet against its rival.

HT Drudge.

Here's another look, via Legal Insurrection:



UPDATE:  Per the comment below, Dallas is the homebase of the above reporter.

Fed Gives $220 Mil to the Housewives of Morgan Stanley Bankers

When a magazine like Rolling Stone has a story like this, there is something terribly wrong with how our medai operates.  According to the story, the wives of 2 Morgan Stanley bankers were given some $220 million dollars by the Federal Reserve.
Waterfall TALF Opportunity. At first glance, Waterfall's haul doesn't seem all that huge — just nine loans totaling some $220 million, made through a Fed bailout program. That doesn't seem like a whole lot, considering that Goldman Sachs alone received roughly $800 billion in loans from the Fed. But upon closer inspection, Waterfall TALF Opportunity boasts a couple of interesting names among its chief investors: Christy Mack and Susan Karches.   Christy is the wife of John Mack, the chairman of Morgan Stanley. Susan is the widow of Peter Karches, a close friend of the Macks who served as president of Morgan Stanley's investment-banking division. 
...
In the case of Waterfall TALF Opportunity, here's what we know: The company was founded in June 2009 with $14.87 million of investment capital, money that likely came from Christy Mack and Susan Karches. The two Wall Street wives then used the $220 million they got from the Fed to buy up a bunch of securities, including a large pool of commercial mortgages managed by Credit Suisse, a company John Mack once headed. Those securities were valued at $253.6 million, though the Fed refuses to explain how it arrived at that estimate. And here's the kicker: Of the $220 million the two wives got from the Fed, roughly $150 million had not been paid back as of last fall — meaning that you and I are still on the hook for most of whatever the Wall Street spouses bought on their government-funded shopping spree.
Most of the money hasn't been paid back...where is it and why hasn't a media outlet with a higher profile looked into this?  Seriously, this is nearly as much money as was saved in the budget "negotiations" last week.  If this is really happening, someone, a prosecutor, should be looking into just HOW the Fed spent our money.  More importantly, we need someone to look into why it hasn't been paid back.

HT, Thanks for pointing  me to this JP

Lexington & Concord

Yesterday and today mark the 236th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution...let's just hope that it doesn't end in economic calamity...as it looks like it will.

Signing Statements

Obama in 2008 was opposed to using "signing statements" as a way to get around the legislative desires of Congress.
"That's not part of his power, but this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he goes along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We're not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress," then-Senator Obama said as a presidential candidate in 2008.


Of course, that was then, this is now.  Now that he's president, and Congress has passed legislation that denies him the right to appoint and or fund Czars...he's used a signing statement to bypass Congress. 
Jay Carney says President Obama was never against signing statements, just when President Bush "abused" them. Watch what then-Senator Obama said in 2008 while running for president and decide for yourself.
"His concern was with what he saw as an abuse of the signing statement by the previous administration. So that the positions he took in signing statements on the budget bill entirely consistent with that position, you need to retain the right to, as president, to be able to issue those signing statements, but obviously they should not be abused," White House press secretary Jay Carney told the press on Monday.
From Politico:
"The anti-czar language in the spending bill marked a victory for Republicans and conservative pundits, who accused the administration of giving unelected bureaucrats too much power within the White House. But the language didn't appear to have any immediate impact on Obama's staff. Energy and climate adviser Carol Browner resigned earlier this year; health czar Nancy-Ann DeParle was promoted to deputy White House chief of staff; Obama's urban affairs adviser, Adolfo CarriĆ³n, left the White House to become a regional director for the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and the White House said auto and manufacturing adviser Ron Bloom wouldn't be affected by the language."


This is yet another example of hypocrisy in action.  Mr. Obama, just like pretty much every other politician will do or say what ever he thinks is necessary to get elected....then will do what ever he wants to do...

Storm Warning

Over the past couple of days, the ratings agency Stardard & Poor's has warned that they will down-grade the US bond rating from AAA...if this does in fact occur (and I see no reason for it not to, with the moribund stupidity of our ruling class thinking that they can spend without consequences) then it will cost vastly more for America to borrow money to pay for government services...The Wall Street Journal's editorial says,
Chief White House economist Austan Goolsbee declared that S&P had made a “political judgment,” and we’d have to agree, though probably not for the same reasons. The bulk of S&P’s analysis is taken up with repeatedly citing what it sees as next-to-no chance that Washington will do anything significant on deficit reduction this year or next.


“The outlook reflects our view of the increased risk that the political negotiations over when and how to address both the medium- and long-term challenges will persist until at least after the national elections in 2012,” said the credit rating outfit. S&P’s announcement is almost wholly a political analysis of the budget outlook.

There is only one reason the rating agency could suddenly have turned this dark on politics in Washington: President Obama’s speech at George Washington University last Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s “fiscal policy” speech may have sent progressive pundits cart-wheeling, but its political effect was to poison the prospect for budget negotiations.
Think about that.  It willl cost much more to fund our government.  Yet, politicians in DC are arguing over cutting less than .35% out of this year's budget.  The Democrats are calling it extreme cuts, while those of o the GOP leadership are calling them "historic."  Both sides are leading us to disaster...the deck chairs have been rearranged enough, it's time to completely balance the budget and stop spending money we don't have.

Don Surber put's it bluntly;
President Obama is a fool. He has been given everything in life and never had to earn it and so he is ignorant about how the financial world operates — and is blissfully incurious about the subject.  He sees business life in cartoonish stereotypes that date to the 1890s. Oh those grand industrialists with their [broken sentence??] He T-totally misjudged the economy in 2009. At a time when smart people would have reined the government in and quit printing money, he went full Keynesian.  Rather than put people back to work, he gave them a federally paid two-year vacation through an extension of unemployment benefits to 99 weeks. Unemployment is earned for 26 weeks. That’s what unemployment insuranc buys. After that it is welfare. Now we have this chump ignoring the reality of the inflation and stagflation he has unleashed upon the Republic. His partisan budget speech was an embarrassment to his supporters and an insult to the American People who in last November’s referendum on Obamanomics overwhelmingly said NO!  Republican gains in Congress were historic, a rebuke of this president’s policies. In January, he piously called for civility. In April, he acted as if he were a ward healer in Chicago. Maybe that is his true aptitude.
That is the state of our leadership.  They are leaderless and floundering with a clue as to what to do.

Hayek vs Keynes

Why Keynesian economics is a failure:



Via  Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion

Monday, April 18, 2011

Racism: Leftist Racism in Wisconsin

Here's video of leftist racism at the Wisconsin Tea Party protest in Madison.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lowry Calls Obama Classless

On PBS's "McLaughlin Group"

the fireworks started when Lowry called President Obama classless for the way he treated Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) at Wednesday's speech on deficit reduction which led Clift to ask, "What else would you expect from a socialist born in Kenya who’s hiding his birth certificate?"
 


ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK: It is perfectly fair politics to point out that Paul Ryan’s plan gets its cuts from taking money away from two-thirds of the public that is poorer, and hands it over in tax cuts to the top class…
RICH LOWRY, NATIONAL REVIEW: It is revenue neutral.
CLIFT: …and to call that classless…
LOWRY: It’s a revenue neutral tax reform…
CLIFT: Who gets…
LOWRY: …it does not cut taxes. That is wrong.
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, HOST: Don't you think you’re a little pessimistic?
CLIFT: Excuse me! The savings he gets he transfers to the upper class, and you call the President's speech classless? What do you mean by that from a party that's in favor of birther talk.
MCLAUGHLIN: Let him answer, let him answer.
LOWRY: He invited Paul Ryan to sit in there in front of him and tell him he hates autistic kids fundamentally. That is classless, Eleanor. There's no other word for that.
CLIFT: What else would you expect from a socialist born in Kenya who’s hiding his birth certificate?
LOWRY: Maybe a little class. Maybe a little class. He’s President of the United States.
MCLAUGHLIN: Wait a minute, there’s too many people talking here. Let's hear from Buchanan. Who’s the demagogue?
PAT BUCHANAN: In the President's speech there were real aspects of demagoguery. He’s talking about kids with autism and the rich getting their tax cuts.
MCLAUGHLIN: You don’t think the American people could see through that and they saw that it was demagoguery.
BUCHANAN: Demagoguery works, John.

Perhaps MainStreamMedia is finally pulling their collective heads out of their asses and are going to start doing their jobs...but don't hold your breath.

50 Million Refugees...NOT

A few years ago, the UN predicted that 50 million refugees would be created by Global Warming...a prediction that  has yet to come to pass...

Here's the map the UN produced to show those areas that would be threatened.


But..it hasn't happened, and I don't think it will.

HT:  Daily Caller

Atlas Shrugs...

The past 4 years seem to have been taken from the plot of the movie, Ed Morrisey says that,
 ...this film wouldn’t have resonated nearly as well three years ago, or ten years ago, or perhaps not any time in the 54 years since Rand published the novel. The sense of crisis in the movie would have seemed too far from the experience of most Americans; likewise, the sense of aggressive, populist redistributionism would have looked hyperbolic and contrived. If this isn’t the perfect moment for this film, then it’s as close as I’d like to see it in my lifetime.

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I haven't read the book in more than 30 years.  But more and more, I think that we are nearly in sinc with the plot of the novel.  That appalls me in ways that are indescribable.

Palin @ Madison Wisconsin Tea Party

Here's video of Mrs. Palin's full speech to the Madison, Wisconsin Tea Party.

Best Political Speech of the Year...so far

Rand Paul on the Tea Party movement.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

State Farm Sign

The Power of Words

Here's a short video on the power words.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

GOP Leadership Betrays The Base

As I predicted last year, the GOP leadership in Congress has betrayed not just the Tea Party that gave them a huge historic victory, but the entire Republican Party.  Mr. Bohner, et al, have prized collegiality above principles.  We were promised $100B in cuts on THIS YEARS budget, what we got? Less than 0.38% of that figure.
"Meaningful cuts" was, after all, the GOP mantra going into the talks -- but what they came away with was a handful of sand. The Congressional Budget Office reported yesterday that the deal ac tually trims just $352 million from this year's outlays instead of the advertised $38.5 billion.
I don't think the corrupt GOP leadership understands that they were given one chance to get it right...and they've blown it.  We The People will remember in 2012 what you've done to our country, our party and those principles you claimed to hold dear.  We will elect a new slate and you'll be kicked to the curb.

HT Instapundit

UPDATE:  Instalanche!  Thanks Glenn.

Here's a link  that shows just who voted for the "deal" that screws America.  Boehner blew it.  He had a chance to do the right thing...and blinked.  I hope that next year, someone will have the courage to give him a real primary challenge.  Remember, for anyone to challenge an incumbent takes time and money...contribute freely to their opponents with both.  It's the only way to show the leaders of the Republican Party, that We The People meant what we said at the ballot box last year.

UPDATE II:  Percentage corrected per a commenter.  Thanks!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

10 Ways to Reduce Government Spending

 Here are 10 suggestions to reduce the deficit produce a balanced budget.

  1. Eliminate all ethanol subsidies (and ALL farm subsidies).
  2. Eliminate all windmill subsidies.
  3. Cut EPA’s budget 50%.
  4. Eliminate the FCC.
  5. Eliminate the NEA.
  6. Eliminate public broadcasting money.
  7. Eliminate the Dept  of Education.
  8. Across the board 20% cut in funding.
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  10.  
I'm leaving spots 9 and 10 open for your suggestions.  Here are a couple of more.

But the best suggestion of all is that if (when) Congress fails to pass a balanced budget by the first day of the federal fiscal year, hold a special election 90 days later to replace all 535 of the worthless sonsabitches.  Another would be to end the full-time, year-round Congress.   Because they're there all year, they waste endless amounts of money.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Obama Doesn't Care About Impact of High Cost of Gas

Mr. Obama, in a "town hall meeting" (read carefully vetted venue, if not vetted enough) in response to a question on the high cost of gas, told a voter he needed to "trade in his gas guzzler."

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I contend, that this administration's policies are such to o encourage other nation's to develop their natural resources, while he hampers our own...thus creating an atmosphere wherein "green" energy equivalents will become economically viable alternatives...but in the meantime, wrecking our economy.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Bingo!

I've received this one from several people...it's just too good not to post.

Work hard all your life...Put up with this idiot...


Alan Simpson, former Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama's deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared " Social Security " to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. August, 2010 .

Here’s a response in a letter from a fellow in Montana, I think he is a little ticked off.

He also tells it like it is.
“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight… 
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.
2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old - I am now 63).
3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.
4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.
5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.
6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators who are “greedy”. It is you and they who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch. ”

AMERICANS WITH NO ABILITIES ACT (AWNAA)

WASHINGTON , DC (AP) - President Obama and the US Congress is considering sweeping legislation, which provides new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislation by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said Nancy Pelosi said when she was House Speaker. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they do a better job, or have some idea of what they are doing."

The President pointed to the success of the US Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance.

Approximately 74 percent of postal employees lack job skills, making this agency the single largest US employer of Persons of Inability.

Private sector industries with good records of nondiscrimination against the Inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry (68%), and home improvement "warehouse" stores (65%). The DMV also has a great record of hiring Persons of Inability (63%).

Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million "middle man" positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance

Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given, to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations which maintain a significant level of Persons of Inability in middle positions, and gives a tax credit to small and medium businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires!

Finally, the AWNAA ACT contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the Non-abled, banning discriminatory interview questions such as "Do you have any goals for the future?" or "Do you have any skills or experience which relate to this job?"

'As a Non-abled Person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them,' said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint , Michigan , due to her inability to remember 'righty tighty, lefty loosey.' 'This new law should be real good for people like me,' Gertz added. With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Said Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): "As a Senator with no abilities, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her inadequacy, with some sort of job in this great nation and a good salary to go with it."
Sarcasm...off

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Coming Financial Crisis

Here is a link to a video by Porter Stansbury, the founder of Stansdury & Associates, a research company based in Baltimore.

Sharia Law

The following video is literally why we don't want Sharia Law in the United States.  The young girl is stoned to death because she didn't want to marry a much older man as her family had arranged.  For this she was sentenced to stoning...Keep in mind, these are Al Queda or Taliban extremists, these are every day Muslims following the tenets of their faith.

Don't watch the video if you're at all squeemish, as it is very graphic.



I for one have no desire to institute a medieval legal system here.  Not for any reason.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Our President: MSM Journalistic Hypocrisy

By
A Reader

If George W. Bush had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?

If George W. Bush joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who's side he was on?

If George Bush had pronounced the Marine "Corps" like Marine "Corpse" over and over again in a speech to the Marine Corps would you think him an idiot?

If George W. Bush had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one company had an accident would you have agreed?

If George W. Bush had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render those same 87,000 American workers unemployed would you support him?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a TelePrompTer installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in New York City, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90%and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given England's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, would you have said that he is clueless.

If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him, would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk.

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He did all of this in his first 21 months -- so you'll have two years and three months to come up with an answer.

Every statement in this email is factual and directly attributable to Barrack Hussein Obama. Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

1st Campaign Ad of 2012

here's the first campaign ad of the 2012 presidential election:

U.S. Dep of Justice ditches red, white, and blue stars and stripes.

I find  it deeply troubling that this administration's Dept of Justice has changed it's website from the traditional "Red White and Blue"


 to a very austere black and white.



http://www.justice.gov/



Futhermore, instead of a quote from one of the founding father's or a notable jurist, this administration has chosen a quote from a very obscure figure of the 1930's. "The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people."  C. Wilfred Jenks, and  was a leading supporter of the "international law" movement.  The goal of this movement is to replace national laws with a "global common law" that gives all workers basic rights.

I suspect that this is yet another example of the Obama Curse.  Hopefully this won't turn to shit, like everything else he's done the past 2 years.