Thursday, December 24, 2009
The Republicans have been outstanding once again in their opposition to this government tyranny. We will need their leadership in the coming years to untangle the fascist web of tyranny woven by this health care takeover bill. Here's an interesting link--John Galt speaks:
Friday, December 18, 2009
The Democrats want to CUT almost $500 BILLION from Medicare to make their health care takeover bill viable with the CBO--whose trillion dollar estimates are an abject JOKE!
The Democrats also want to---
SEND $10 BILLION dollars annually over the next ten years to the world's "developing countries" (read: communist dictators and thugs) to address the global warming hoax. John Mugabe, Fidel Castro, the pot bellied pig in North Korea, Hugo Chavez, and the communist murderers in Burma ought to act responsibly with the money we borrow from China to give them. Right?
Lesson? Murderous third world tyrants are more important than our parents and grandparents. Way to go Barack Obama, Hillary, Nancy Piglosi, and Harry Reid!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This is a coordinated attack from the Democrats. First we had the half-a-happy meal, Jew-hating idiot Jimmy Carter calling Republicans "racists" for opposing ObamaCare. Then Monica's boyfriend (Wilhelm the Zipper Clinton) took time off from his Harlem casting couch to label us as "racists" for opposing the plans of the first "African-American President." Actually I think his words were something like "You cain't deny (deenaah), that's there's a racial component..." Whatever! Get back to the Apollo dancers you damn fool. Last but not least, Walter Mondale came out just a few days ago and said the same thing.
Obama tried to give himself some distance from this tactic of calling opponents "RACIST" by saying that he was 'black before the election', but as usual, he's full of it. When three failed party hacks who command as much press attention as Carter, Clintoon, and Mondale all make the same idiotic charge in short order. we have a TACTIC! Do you think a tactic of this import came from anywhere other than the Obama war room? The least they did was approve of it. I think the Obama team is behind this tactic of calling opponents "racist."
The Democrats and the political left have always played the race card because it shames guilty whites (Asians too) into silence by making them aware of past racial sins...which they didn't commit! White guilt played a HUGE role in getting an unqualified first term Senator/A.C.O.R.N. activist elected to the world's most important job--President of the United States.
I've been called a "racist" by leftists in the blogosphere more than once for bringing attention to the incredible corruption in the Obama Adminstration, and for highlighting Obama's A.C.O.R.N. ties.
These dirtbags on the left are engaged in an all-out effort to destroy our way of life and replace it with "change we can believe in." It's a vile and repugnant authoritarian mess which obliterates the Founding vision of Jefferson, Adams, Madison, and Washington. Don't let them get away with it--and silence your voice--by labeling you with the unfounded charge of "racist."
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The battle's not over. We still need true reform, and if we conservatives and libertarians fail to provide a viable free market alternative to ObamaCare, we WILL end up with that fascist takeover and the ensuing government rationing nightmares. The CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, has penned a comprehensive overview of real reforms to fix the one true problem we have with health care here in America...it costs too much! Enjoy---JINGOIST
The Whole Foods Alternative To ObamaCare
Wall Street Journal
By JOHN MACKEY
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”
With a projected $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009, several trillions more in deficits projected over the next decade, and with both Medicare and Social Security entitlement spending about to ratchet up several notches over the next 15 years as Baby Boomers become eligible for both, we are rapidly running out of other people’s money. These deficits are simply not sustainable. They are either going to result in unprecedented new taxes and inflation, or they will bankrupt us.
While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment. Here are eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost of health care for everyone:
• Remove the legal obstacles that slow the creation of high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs). The combination of high-deductible health insurance and HSAs is one solution that could solve many of our health-care problems. For example, Whole Foods Market pays 100% of the premiums for all our team members who work 30 hours or more per week (about 89% of all team members) for our high-deductible health-insurance plan. We also provide up to $1,800 per year in additional health-care dollars through deposits into employees’ Personal Wellness Accounts to spend as they choose on their own health and wellness.
Money not spent in one year rolls over to the next and grows over time. Our team members therefore spend their own health-care dollars until the annual deductible is covered (about $2,500) and the insurance plan kicks in. This creates incentives to spend the first $2,500 more carefully. Our plan’s costs are much lower than typical health insurance, while providing a very high degree of worker satisfaction.
• Equalize the tax laws so that that employer-provided health insurance and individually owned health insurance have the same tax benefits. Now employer health insurance benefits are fully tax deductible, but individual health insurance is not. This is unfair.
• Repeal all state laws which prevent insurance companies from competing across state lines. We should all have the legal right to purchase health insurance from any insurance company in any state and we should be able use that insurance wherever we live. Health insurance should be portable.
• Repeal government mandates regarding what insurance companies must cover. These mandates have increased the cost of health insurance by billions of dollars. What is insured and what is not insured should be determined by individual customer preferences and not through special-interest lobbying.
• Enact tort reform to end the ruinous lawsuits that force doctors to pay insurance costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. These costs are passed back to us through much higher prices for health care.
• Make costs transparent so that consumers understand what health-care treatments cost. How many people know the total cost of their last doctor’s visit and how that total breaks down? What other goods or services do we buy without knowing how much they will cost us?
• Enact Medicare reform. We need to face up to the actuarial fact that Medicare is heading towards bankruptcy and enact reforms that create greater patient empowerment, choice and responsibility.
• Finally, revise tax forms to make it easier for individuals to make a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to help the millions of people who have no insurance and aren’t covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Many promoters of health-care reform believe that people have an intrinsic ethical right to health care—to equal access to doctors, medicines and hospitals. While all of us empathize with those who are sick, how can we say that all people have more of an intrinsic right to health care than they have to food or shelter?...(click on link to finish reading)
Friday, July 17, 2009
Why would anyone think that the same bunch of THIEVES who've bankrupted Social Security and Medicare will treat an even bigger program with more responsibility?
**Sign these petitions, contact your congressman, and help reform our system in CONSTRUCTIVE ways. It's now or never!
Hands Off My Health Care!
Lobbyists, unions, and politicians in Washington are trying to seize control of our health care. Patients like us have been left out. We can’t sit by and let this happen, or else we lose:
--Our choice of doctors
--All control of our health insurance options
--Timely access to quality health care
--Money by paying for a government takeover
Monday, July 13, 2009
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.
It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu . If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. (Amen brother Stein!!) I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.
Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'
In light of recent events; terrorists attacks, school shootings, and the like, I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said okay.
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'
It's funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace. Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us. Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.
My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Lord help us, how times have changed. We are under siege!
Yesterday Nanette and I joined 6-9 thousand of our fellow patriots and gathered at the Capitol Lawn to vent our anger at an out-of-control government. CNN estimated the crowd at 2000, but we know how they lie. There were hundreds of yellow Gadsden flags ("Don't Tread On Me") flying everywhere and cleverly worded signs from every corner of this great republic. They even captured yours truly wearing a white t-shirt, holding a sign and watching the nutty Paulistas yell at CNN's reporters. A few of them were truly frightened as the Paulistas screamed "state run media!" and surrounded them. This is me holding the left side of a banner and staring to my left:
Twenty minutes later I gathered some guys and we helped the CNN people get safely out of the screaming lunatics. Thanks Paulistas for the "9-11 Was An Inside Job" signs! These lunatics didn't help our cause in the least. The overwhelming majority of the crowd were regular people from ALL walks of life who felt that something was wrong in Washington, and they're RIGHT!
Here are some of my favorite signs from the protest:
Proud to be on THIS government's watchlist!
Freedom YES! Socialism NO!
Only Dead Fish Follow the Flow. Wake up America!
I'll follow later today with more thoughts from our trip to DC. Thanks!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Here's where I could use the help of all you clever conservatives. We'll be carrying signs approximately 20x30 inches. We need good messages, that are between 2 and 18 words long for the purpose of clarity. We'll carry one each, and give the other good ideas to other marchers.
Thanks in advance for all your help, and get out there and PROTEST our abusive and out-of-control government on July 4th!!!!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
June 25, 2009
Obama, the African Colonial
by L.E. Ikenga
Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa.
Like many educated intellectuals in postcolonial Africa, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror. But instead of embracing the traditional values of his own tribal cultural past, he embraced an imported Western ideology, Marxism. I call such frustrated and angry modern Africans who embrace various foreign "isms", instead of looking homeward for repair of societies that are broken, African Colonials. They are Africans who serve foreign ideas.
The tropes of America's racial history as a way of understanding all things black are useless in understanding the man who got his dreams from his father, a Kenyan exemplar of the African Colonial.
Before I continue, I need to say this: I am a first generation born West African-American woman whose parents emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970's from the country now called Nigeria....
**read the rest of this disturbing piece from the American Thinker, visit their site, and buy from their advertisers! Thanks)
Monday, June 22, 2009
WHERE oh WHERE is the "leader of the free world"?
Where the hell is Barack Obama?!!!
Our President has the world's biggest microphone, why isn't he using it to help topple the evil terrorist regime in Iran? The brave people of Iran are coming out in the hundreds of thousands-possibly MILLIONS-and we aren't even giving them MORAL SUPPORT! What the hell is wrong with this White House? This could be Barack's "tear down this wall" moment and he's letting it pass for fear of being seen as a "meddler."
This is our chance to topple the world's terror masters without firing a shot, so once again I ask----WHERE THE HELL IS BARACK OBAMA?!!!!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
What is a "right"?
The Free Legal Dictionary says: In a concrete legal sense, a power, privilege, demand, or claim possessed by a particular person by virtue of law.
In other words, a right is something to which you have a just claim, and it's enforceable by law.
Radio talk show host Neal Boortz wrote:
"Logic cannot support the premise that health care is a right. Health care is a service that is administered by another human being with the requisite skills and knowledge. To claim that health care is a "right" is to claim a right to the services of the health-care provider. In effect, this means you are claiming a "right" to a portion of that person's life – both a portion of the time already spent developing his skills, and a portion of the time spent practicing those skills on you.Only through a mutual agreement, a contract, can one person claim a right to a portion of another person's life. Anything beyond that is either charity or slavery."
Neal failed to mention that the person who uses "free" health care is also claiming a right to a portion of a total stranger's life, just another taxpayer. That stranger who pays confiscatory taxes to finance the knee surgery done on the recipient of the service has been ABUSED by the government on behalf of the person who had the surgery. His property, in the form of insanely high taxes (representing a portion of his life) has been unjustly seized to provide medical care for a total stranger.
To claim that you have a "right" to free health care, means that you are also claiming a "right" to a goodly portion of another person's life. There's no getting around that simple and obscene truth.
There's a reason that I've focused on the morality of the matter. Once the moral principle has been abandoned, the door is open for all matter of misuse, malfeasance, and eventual catastrophic failure. When the principle is abandoned we stop asking "should we even provide national free health care" and begin devising the best and most effective means for doing just that.
The poster Chuck is a smart conservative blogger ( http://chuckthinks.blogspot.com/ ) and a registered nurse. He has probably forgotten more about health care than most of us will ever know. He wrote:
"I don't think right is a good word to use. I think there is maybe a moral obligation to ensure that people do not die of a treatable illness irregardless of ability to pay. It has always been my opinion that we would save money giving people basic health insurance. Anyone who does not think we already have universal health care is fooling themselves. People that do not have insurance wait until they are sick and then go to the Emergency Room (where I work). Their care then costs us considerably more. We pay for this either through government programs or by writing off the cost of the visit. Either way it is using resources."
As an conscientious ER nurse, Chuck has skipped ahead as a matter of practicality and thinks that providing health insurance will save money. I disagree for two reasons. Insurance for the medically indigent will morph out of control for political reasons in no time flat! EVERY Democrat politician--and half the Republicans--will promise to fatten the state provided benefits to buy votes. It's just as predictable as gravity.
By providing the medically indigent with health insurance we've induced the moral hazard. Both the politician who ultimately controls the purse strings, and the non-paying patient have something to gain by gaming the "free" health insurance system.
There MUST be some sort of co-pay involved with walking into the ER for health care that is commensurate with services rendered.
I've only scratched the surface of the socialized debate by focusing on the moral principles involved. In the coming days as this debate heats up it will be ESSENTIAL to remember what's motivating the politicians who are trying to sell you socialized medicine.
Power-Once the politician controls your health care he also controls you. The person who feels indebted to a politician will cast his vote for that same gutter-dwelling scallywag. How do you think a pile of rancid human debris like Ted Kennedy maintains his Senate seat?
A socialized medical system will permanently empower the Democrat Party and will cause a death spiral of our economy into socialism. Nothing less than the future of our country is at stake in this debate.
Where do you stand?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The American Civil Liberties Union is at war with the United States of America. On their own website they claim to be "our nations guardian of liberty." They also claim,"our job is to conserve America's original civic values-the Constitution and the Bill of Rights."
If you are an illegal alien trying to get a drivers license or welfare benefits, a local deviant attempting to view internet pornography at a public library, a Muslim radical hell-bent on the mass murder of U.S. citizens, an American left-wing radical calling for the violent overthrow of the U.S. government, a supporter of racial discrimination (aka "Affirmative Action"), or a child molesting member of the North American Man/Boy Love Association you can count on the support of the ACLU. They got your back !
In February of 2005 U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner(R-Wis) cosponsored H.R.418, the REAL ID Act. Along with the construction of a border fence between San Diego and Mexico, the bill calls for federalizing rules for obtaining drivers licenses. It requires states to demand proof of legal residence before issuing a drivers license. By limiting access to licenses, illegal aliens will have a more difficult time defrauding the state and federal welfare system or voting in U.S. elections.
H.R.418 also makes it far more difficult for terrorists to get a license due to information sharing agreements between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that are built into the bill. The September 11 terrorists had more than thirty driver's licenses between them, which they routinely used in preparations for the attacks on Washington and New York.
The ACLU started a letter writing campaign to stop H.R.418 calling it "anti-immigrant." The absurdity of such a statement is mind-boggling! They claim that nationwide driver's license standards and information sharing between states violates the "rights" of illegal aliens ("undocumented workers" to the ACLU) and terrorist suspects (Muslim victims of American imperialism no doubt). Just what "rights" do illegals and terrorists have ?
They also claim that the new license will be used as a national ID card against U.S. citizens. That's a problem that can be addressed seperately in committee or by the amendment process.
The ACLU's timing is suspect though. When Democrats or the UN call for gun registration lists, the ACLU is no where to be found ! No surprise. They don't believe in the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms. The only people who bring their weapons in for registration and inevitable confiscation are law-abiding citizens. The ACLU doesn't seem to have any time for them. I guess it depends on what list you appear.
Securing our borders and shutting down illegal immigration and access to the American welfare system is step one in winning the war on Islamic terrorism. The ACLU will probably fight this all the way to the Supreme Court.
"I don't believe in anarchistic violence, but in directed violence. That would be violence directed at the institutions which perpetuate capitalism, racism, and sexism, and the people who are the appointed guardians of those institutions, and accompanied by popular support."
Lynn Stewart said this in an interview with the New York Times in 1995. Ms. Stewart is a lawyer and a self-described radical leftist/revolutionary, and if you removed the words "racism" and "sexism" from her statement, and substituted "Zionism" and "Christianity", Osama Bin Laden could have written the EXACT same thing ! She is associated with the Center for Constitutional Rights. They are a radical left-wing group of lawyers commited to anti-American causes.
According to David Horowitz (a former leader of the New Left movement), their agenda is to dismantle the U.S. Constitution in a revolutionary future, but also to use it in the present as a radical weapon to weaken the American state.
This goes far in explaining why liberals see 1st Amendment issues in submerging crucifixes in jars of urine and throwing "AIDS" tainted blood on audiences. While at the same time, they can't seem to find their voice to oppose the McCain-Feingold Act, which limited actual political free spech. But I digress. Back to Lynn Stewart.
The mastermind and religious leader behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was the "blind sheik", Omar Abdel Rahman. In his book "Unholy Alliance", David Horowitz tells us that Stewart's fellow radicals William Kunstler and Ramsey Clark (an attorney for Saddam Hussein) convinced Lynn Stewart to represent the blind skeik. Ms. Stewart was later convicted of aiding and abetting a terrorist by smuggling messages between Mr. Rahman and his terrorist followers in Egypt. Thankfully we were spared the gory details.
Enter the ACLU, who immediately issued press releases in her defense, calling her a "persecuted civil libertarian." To this day the ACLU continues to call Lynn Stewart's conviction a "troubling precedent."
I suppose to the ACLU there is no such thing as treason!
Extraordinary Rendition is a policy started by the Clinton Administration (and continued by the Bush Administration) where we round up terrorists and those suspected of terrorism and send them to another country for more aggressive questioning than we are willing to do ourselves. Cofer Block, former U.S. coordinator for counter-terrorism said in 2003 that with more than 3000 al-Qaida terrorists in prison in over 100 countries, countless attacks were stopped.
I wonder how those countries got the information to stop those attacks ? Do you think the terrorists gave up the useful intelligence after losing a friendly game of rock-paper-scissors? George Tenet, former CIA director, admitted to the rendition of at least 70 terrorists. Countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have no moral objections to torture, and recieve a treasure trove of useful information from these terrorists.
In America we weigh our objections to this practice against the very real possibility of mass murder inflicted by these monsters on an American city! The rendition policy is far from perfect, but given the circumstances it's the ONLY responsible choice to make.
The ACLU of course vehemently opposes this "outsourcing of torture." On March 1st, 2005 they filed a lawsuit in Illinois against Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld on behalf four Iraqis and four Afghans. The ACLU calls them "victims of torture" in U.S. run facilities like Abu Ghraib. It's possible that our rendition policy and the Abu Ghraib "offense of Muslim manhood" policy have saved tens of thousands of American lives due to the information we have recieved. Thankfully we will never know. Maybe these policies enable us to "connect the dots." Do you remember that insipid little refrain being pompously spouted by Richard Ben-Veniste and Jamie Gorelick ? Gorelick was the architect of the wall that prevented the FBI and CIA from sharing terroist related intelligence prior to September 11. Well, we are now connecting the dots.
The ACLU also supports and defends the rights of the "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla. Radio talk show host Neal Boortz calls him "Osama Bin Lopez." A convert to Islam, Senor Padilla recieved al-Qaida training on how to wire dirty bombs. This is a combination of traditional high explosives and highly radioactive material. U.S. authorities were convinced Padilla intended to build one of these bombs when he was arrested on May 8, 2002 at O'Hare airport in Chicago. Properly utilized, these radiological bombs can cause a staggering number of deaths ! Former Attorney General John Ashcroft arrested him and held him indefinitely as an enemy combatant.
The ACLU's response ? They were far more concerned that Mr. Padilla's due process rights were being violated. They continue to insist that because he's an American citizen he has rights that other terrorists do not. Novel reasoning, coming from the ACLU.
On their own website the ACLU airs New York Times editorials calling for the release of all Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detainees, claiming that they were "illegally detained and tortured." These bad guys were caught on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan wearing their pajamas, which is not a national military uniform last I checked. Therefore the protections of the Geneva Convention DO NOT apply to them. It is arguably legal to shoot them on site.
The ACLU is actively pursuing the "case" of these terrorist detainees at Gitmo.
Freedom loving Cubans are routinely shot by Fidel Castro's henchmen as they attempt to swim to the freedom of the U.S military base at Gitmo. The ACLU's murderous Muslim "clients" are dying to kill Americans, while nearby Cubans are dying to become Americans. I'll bet the irony is lost on ACLU and their "Uncle Fidel."
Right now the ACLU is hard at work helping radical Islamists everywhere beat the American legal system. In their myopic anti-American zeal, the ACLU and their friends in the world left fail to see the big picture...If radical Islam succeeds in destroying America, the ACLU and their atheistic fellow travelers will be the first group lined up and shot! Or beheaded, as radical Muslim preferences would have it. They'd be followed quickly by all "non-essential" Christians and Jews.
If the ACLU were a touch more prescient they would occassionally support the American system that actually allows their form of sedition. No such luck.
In the 1960's and 70's people of conscience everywhere fought hard to end racial and sexual discrimination in hiring practices. It was an essential feature of the overall civil rights movement. In the immortal words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.,"we should not be judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character."
Who can possibly improve on that ?
In that spirit, a black man named Ward Connerly, founder and Chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, spearheaded the California Civil Rights Initiative (Proposition 209) in 1996. Proposition 209 prohibited all state universities and private institutions that recieve government grants from considering race, sex or ethnicity for admission purposes or hiring. The voters of California overwhelmingly approved it.
Doesn't this sound like the epitome of fairness ? Not to the ACLU. They immediately attacked Prop. 209 and filed suit against it on behalf of the bills opponents on the far left. Mark Rosenbaum, legal director of the ACLU of Southern California, said that Prop. 209 "doesn't just move minorities and women to the back of the bus, it boots them off altogether." WHAT ?!
The ACLU and it's comrades actively support a system of racial and sexual discrimination against white and Asian men. This policy is euphemistically called "Affirmative Action." To this day they continue to fight Prop. 209 and fight FOR racial and sexual discrimination (Affirmative Action) whenever it rears it's ugly head. So much for their claim to be the "champion of civil rights."
In recent years there has been an uproar concerning the availablity of hard-core pornography on the internet at the public libraries. In an attempt to limit children's exposure (pardon the pun) to public library porno, citizen's groups and congress have pushed to install porn-blocking software in many public libraries around the country.
In 2003 the ACLU filed suit against the installation of porn blocking software on behalf of a group of librarians (no kidding) and a Rhode Island based health information website which was blocked. The ACLU claimed that the installation of porn blocking software denied citizens (children included) access to some "men's health websites" and raised "serious 1st Amendment issues." How dare those citizens block acces to Robert Maplethorpe's "bullwhip diaries"!
The Supreme Court ruled against the ACLU and found that the blocking software should stay in place on the condition that the filters are deactivated for any adult user who asks.
Are the Rhode Island peep show owners going to picket outside of the libraries protesting the loss of business? Do Rhode Islanders now have to pass a law that states that all adult porn viewers at public libraries must keep BOTH hands above the keyboards at all times ? The ACLU would probably fight that one based on freedom of "expression."
Thanks to the ACLU, children are no longer safe in some libraries.
By supporting children's "1st Amendment rights" to view internet porn, the ACLU has progressed from being merely anti-American, to viciously anti-social.
Of all the outrages commited by the ACLU, this one is the most horrifying. They are now defending the North American Man/Boy Love Association. On the NAMBLA website they claim to be a political, civil rights and educational organization, helping to educate society about the positive and beneficial nature of man/boy love.
Before I wretch, let me explain who they really are. They're homosexual child rapists. This is an organization of homosexual men who meet to share information and new techniques on the best way to "abuse" young boys. They are monsters to the very core. The English language is inadequate to describe the abject horror of this behavior. It would require the invention of new adjectives. For now your gut feeling will have to suffice.
On October 1, 1997 Charles Jaynes 25, and Salvatore Sicari 24, raped and murdered 10 year old Jeffery Curly of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
After these animals were convicted, the boys' family sued NAMBLA. The family claimed that NAMBLA and it's website incited the molestation and murder of Jeffery. Mr. Jaynes reportedly viewed the NAMBLA website just before killing the boy. He also had NAMBLA publications in his possession.
Enter the ACLU. John Roberts, executive director of the Massachusetts ACLU says, "for us it's a fundamental 1st Amendment case, it has to do with communications on a website, and material that does not promote any kind of criminal behavior whatsoever."
Oh really ? Even in the liberal cesspool of moral relativism known as Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts, promoting child molestation is against the law !
The boy's parents wanted access to NAMBLA membership lists, which the ACLU is trying to block. If the ACLU sends some staffers to New York, there's a Senator who would gladly lend them a few paper shredders to take care of those pesky membership lists. Even more outrageous, the ACLU will act as a surrogate for NAMBLA, allowing it's members to defend themselves in court while remaining anonymous! Just in case you weren't furious already. The Curleys were awarded $328 million by a superior court jury in a civil suit against Jaynes and Sicari. No telling how they will collect.
In medieval times the radicals and child molesters defended by the ACLU would probably be impaled on stakes outside the city walls or end up swinging on the gallows. How we deal with them today will be a determining factor in the future of our great republic.
By defending the "rights" of illegal aliens, communist radicals, "affirmative action" racists and Muslim radicals intending mass murder, the ACLU only exposes itself as anti-American...highly unpatriotic if you will.
By fighting hard to allow children access to Internet pornography, and defending a group of homosexual abusers of boys (NAMBLA), the ACLU descends into the murky abyss of inhumanity. This is the most explicit example of the degree to which the ACLU is at war with our country.
To ancient Hebrews (and some modern Jews) the worst possible fate that could befall a person was to die before accepting God. Their soul would be relegated to the valley of Gei Hinnom to be without God's presence. To later Christians, hell-fire and eternal damnation was the worst possible outcome.
They never met the ACLU!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Your humble laureate is well schooled in history and economy. So buckle up and hold on tight - here comes another tsunami.
O ye doyens of industry
O'er your heart put a patrol.
For you might rein in the Beltway
When you practice self control.
And when Leviathan's levellers come knocking
You'd better be clean and walk it!
Or you'll rue the day that Barry's fingers
Came sidling in your pocket.
You greedy people always talk
About keeping all your money.
But I've a higher and better plan,
So fork it over, honey.
So what, if you the jobs shall make
For all the Forgotten Men.
It's unfair. Your getting all the bucks
Embitters me no end.
What matters if the little guy
Gets naught or's made a bigger debtor?
When I take down the rich a notch,
Then I feel better.
Well new pardners, of you now
I've got a piece. But hey
The market's just a great excuse
To do what I wanted anyway.
It's not only just the dough that enrages me to myopia.
It's that sweet, sweet, sweet control. Yes! I'll usher in utopia.
...with homage to Amity Shlaes whose beautiful Forgotten Man shines a light on the treacherous path we're on.
Friday, June 5, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to appoint a "Special Master for Compensation" to ensure that companies receiving federal bailout funds are abiding by executive-pay guidelines, according to people familiar with the matter.
The administration is expected to name Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the federal government's compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, to act as a pay czar for the Treasury Department, these people said.
President Obama once complained in a 2001 radio interview that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is a charter of "negative" freedoms and liberties. He whined that it limits what the government can "do to you, rather than what it can do for you." It's clear that our radical new President sees the U.S. Constitution as a bump in the road to his fascistic plans.
A while ago I posed the question, what is Obama after? The answer is becoming clearer by the day. He seems to have two goals:
1. Power-no matter what form it takes. Obama seems to prefer corporate fascism. Broadly defined, he's using private money and ownership of industry, and exerting GOVERNMENT control via the bailout loans. The Obama administration has learned from Juan Peron and Benito Mussolini how to take control over private enterprise and the free market without completely killing them. Look what's happened to the banking and auto sectors. He's also empowering his union goons (allies) in every sector of government business. Regular poster Fairwitness noted:
I think the Obama Administration and its fast-moving implementation of socialist policies is much, much bigger than the new President. This is an orchestrated machine which had detailed plans in place, step-by-step "to do" lists, if you will, ready to go the minute Obama was sworn into office.
Her private aircraft business has been targeted by the administration because they aren't unionized! The Italian word "fascisti" means bundles or unions!
2. Damage-I can't shake the feeling that Obama and his henchmen are getting even with the country they view as inherently unequal; and to a leftist like Obama that means America is inherently EVIL! Witness the staggering level of debt that the left has caused in the last three months. They must know that this is generational theft, they cannot be unaware of it's consequences. I think this is a natural leftist impulse, and the only thing that normally keeps it in check is the desire to be re-elected. That's a distant third for Obama.
President Obama seems hell-bent on his course to "nationalize" everything he can, as quickly as he can, regardless of the consequences. In his wake will be tremendous damage....and that's EXACTLY what he wants!
Barack Obama Sr. and Saul Alinsky are probably doing high fives in Hell right now.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
An Ode to Miss Sonia and Change
Obama and Osama - born worlds apart
Who exacts the greater damage --
From outside, or deep within our heart?
One smudges the alabaster's gleam
for his cause to bolster.
The other has a barrister
Double barreled in his holster.
One sends his minions onward
against the vile Great Satan.
The other appoints Miss Sonya
to brace our law and nation.
In one mouth are philippics
that would bury our institutions,
And from the other comes the word
that will bury our constitution.
Yes, Osama and Obama -- born worlds apart.
Yet how different really are their goals?
It's in method they depart.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So..."the Court of Appeals is where policy is made", huh?
Ladies and gentlemen, the ONLY time we get a true glimpse into the leftist mind is when they're really angry, or at ease in front of kindred spirits--fellow travelers from the left. Other than that we never get the truth from these radicals. They lie ALL the time! President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, let the truth be known. She was in front of friends.
In America we ELECT Representatives and Senators who are accountable to the people to write and enact laws. The courts are supposed to interpret those laws, and judge their constitutional merit if they're challenged. Sotomayor's comments--and her flippant and dismissive attitude towards the role of the legislative branch in lawmaking--gave us this rare moment of leftist honesty. Damn it, these people legislate from the bench! Thanks for the honesty Sonia.
Here are some differeing views on the radical Sotomayor:
NARAL Pro-Choice President Nancy Keenan
"President Obama has selected a nominee with a distinguished record of professional accomplishments as a judge, prosecutor, and community leader. This impressive personal biography signals that she possesses an understanding of how the law affects everyday people's lives," Ms. Keenan said. "We are encouraged by the strong support she receives from her peers and other legal scholars and the fact that the Senate has twice confirmed her for federal judgeships. We look forward to learning more about Judge Sotomayor's views on the right to privacy and the landmark Roe v. Wade decision as the Senate's hearing process moves forward."
CATO Institute Vice President for Legal Affairs Roger Pilon
"In nominating Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter, President Obama chose the most radical of all the frequently mentioned candidates before him."
"Given the way her panel recently summarily dismissed the Ricci case – involving the complaint by New Haven, Connecticut, firefighters that the city had thrown out the results of an officers exam because the results did not come out “right” –- and the expectation, based on oral argument, that the Supreme Court will reverse the Second Circuit decision, there will likely be an extremely contentious confirmation battle ahead. If confirmation hearings are scheduled for summer, they will follow shortly upon the Court’s decision in that explosive case. Are we to imagine that President Obama chose as he did because he wants that battle?"
The Supreme Court has reversed Judge Sotomayor in six instances where it granted certiorari to review an opinion she authored. In three of these reversals, the Court held that Judge Sotomayor erred in her statutory interpretation. In one case, the Supreme Court vacated a judgment made Judge Sotomayor and remanded the case back to the Second Circuit
I have heard that approximately 80% of her decisions have been reversed. Thus far I haven't been able to confirm that, so it should be treated as gossip for now. Do you think she'll do a good job?
Sonia Sotomayor will sit on the court--barring a meteor hit--and interpret the Constitution with "empathy." Doesn't that make you just feel warm inside? She'll make Ruth Ginsberg look like a conservative. G-d help us.
BUT we now will have a female and a Hispanic! Ain't that just great? (complete sarcasm dripping from keyboard). Let me know what you think about this Constitutional catastrophe.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant, United States Navy
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005.
While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy's team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team.
Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates.
Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his Headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom.
By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
G-d bless and keep his brave soul!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
1. We owe it to these brave men to protect the Constitutional freedom that they gave their last breath defending.
2. We owe it to them to NEVER forget their ultimate sacrifice!
The story of Michael Monsoor makes my heart swell to the bursting point with pride: Not only as a Navy veteran, but as an American. The surname Monsoor is an Arabic name. I don't know where his ancestors come from, but Michael Monsoor was PROOF POSITIVE that this melting pot experiment in human freedom that we call America works! From the Orange County Register:
"Monsoor's platoon commander, Lt. Cmdr. Seth Stone, who also spoke at Thursday's event, called Monsoor "the quintessential soldier" who put his country and his fellow soldiers above everything else.
Stone was present during the intense firefight that took Monsoor's life. He was sitting on an adjacent rooftop commanding his team, which was split into two at the time.
He said Monsoor, with his heavy machine gun, was sitting between two other SEALs on the other rooftop.
Suddenly, an insurgent from below hurled a grenade at the rooftop where Monsoor and his teammates were situated. The grenade bounced off Monsoor's chest and fell down.
"Immediately, he knew the danger they were all in," Stone said.
Of all who were present, Monsoor had the best chance to duck behind a wall or get out of that rooftop, he said. He could've even picked up the grenade and tossed it out of there, Stone said.
But he didn't. Instead, in a fraction of a second, Monsoor chose to make the ultimate sacrifice.
"He didn't want to leave anything to chance," Stone said. "He's the best SEAL I've ever met."
He said his team had been involved in at least 35 firefights in the days leading to that deadly incident. Monsoor had shown his courage several times during those missions, Stone said."
Bravo Zulu Michael Monsoor! Well done young man! G-d bless and keep you.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Enter Dick Cheney....
The very fact that the left has a foaming-at-the-mouth hatred for Dick Cheney tells you that they are afraid of him. They hate him as much as they hate former President Bush, Blackwater, Haliburton, or free markets! That's mighty diabolical company to be in as far as the left is concerned. Former Vice President Cheney has been speaking out recently and setting the record straight on the terrorist threat we face as a nation. He's telling the truth and the left is apoplectic.
Barack Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and bring the terrorists to the U.S. for criminal trials or free them outright, depending on the particular case. Dick Cheney obliterated that idiocy in his speech to the American Enterprise Institute! I've always maintained the the WORST enemy of those on the left is the TRUTH. Now you know why they hate Dick Cheney.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I've copied a small portion of Phil's opinion piece (with his permission of course). After reading this, ask yourself the seemingly ominous question: What's Obama after? WHAT is the upshot to this outrageous behavior? I'd love to hear your opinions about Obama's intentions and I plan to follow up in short order with my own thoughts about our new President's long-term goals in light of this fiscal madness. Enjoy.
Phil Fretz on Obscene Debt
The federal budget deficit will be $1.84 trillion this year. That's about four times the record set just last year, The Associated Press says.
For every dollar that it spends, the government will borrow 46 cents.
Deficits will never fall below $500 billion any year between 2010 and 2019 - and the cumulative total will be $7.1 trillion.
That's deficits - the amount borrowed, and billed to our children and grandchildren, to pay for today's excesses.
If we don't go on this government spending spree, it has been argued, the recession might last another 10 years.
History suggests otherwise.
But even if it were true, how can we, in good conscience, do this? Why not bear the burden ourselves, instead of shifting it to future generations?
Debt service alone will impoverish just about everybody but the ultra-rich in the future - or gobble up money needed to provide legitimate government services.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
We conservatives have a chance to set things straight in 2010, or at least to start that process. Smart, young, Reagan conservatives like Marco Rubio are the answer to the leftist/populist wave that has thoroughly infected Washington DC. As the former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Marco is a PROVEN leader.
Marco Rubio is an intelligent and articulate champion of free people and free market principles: Two traits sadly missing in ALL of his opponents. This is where it starts folks, we start the road to American restoration here and NOW!!
Let's give Marco our support.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
A priest, a Pentecostal preacher and a Rabbi were talking one day when someone made the comment that preaching to people isn't really all that hard. A real challenge would be to preach to a bear. So they decided they would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it.
Seven days later, they're all together to discuss the experience. Father Flannery, his arm in a sling and on crutches, goes first. 'Well,' he says, 'I went into the woods to find me a bear. And when I found him I began to read to him from the Catechism. Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle a lamb. The bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation.'
Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, with an arm and both legs in casts and he says, ' Well BROTHERS, I went out and I FOUND me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear from God's HOLY WORD! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. So I took HOLD of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, UP another and DOWN another until we came to a creek. So I quickly DUNKED him and BAPTIZED his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus.'
They both looked down at the rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IV's and monitors running in and out of him. The rabbi looks up and says, 'Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start.'
Friday, May 15, 2009
I'd love to know your opinions on the matter since my dogs just look at me funny, my wife thinks I'm kinda funny, and my daughter couldn't care either way! :-)
This was my reply to radical Dan:
This is an issue of basic humanity and even simpler math. Once you understand those basics, you'll know why you don't need the "results of the National Institutes of Health study" to allow Seminole county (the upstream source of the St. Johns River) to use water that comes from Seminole County!
Let's discuss basic humanity, which sadly seems in short supply. Are you prepared to allow your neighbors a veto power over YOUR water usage? Imagine if they had some sort of valve that they could turn off once they peeped at your meter. They could get together out in the street and say, "we think ole Dan and family have used enough water for the week. It's time to turn it off and let him appeal."
Now it's time for some simple math. Dan have you ever stopped to wonder just how much St. Johns River fresh water flows into the Atlantic Ocean in just one hour? All you have to do is stand at the base of the Buckman Bridge or on one of the high dunes ("bluffs") at the end of Monument Rd. to get a feel for the staggering flow of fresh water in just 5 minutes! Get your calculator...ready?
My numbers may be off by as much as 1o% because I'm eyeballing it, but this'll give you an idea of my point. An Olympic competition swimming pool is 50 meters (165 ft.) long, 25 meters (83 ft.) wide, and 8 feet deep. Multiply 165 x 83 x 8 = 109,560 cubic feet. There's approximately 7 gallons of water per cubic foot so you end up with 766,920 gallons per Michael Phelp's pool. Seminole County has been granted permission to use 5.5 million gallons/day.
That's roughly equivalent to 7.2 of those swimming pools full of water! This is the volume of water Seminole County has been given.
I've stood at Blount Island near the Dames Point Bridge and watched the seagulls and pelicans float by at 6-9 mph, and wondered at the STUPENDOUS amount of fresh water that flows into the world's 2nd largest body of salt water. How many of those swimming pools full of water flow into the Atlantic in one minute? We can only guess, but I think you'd be safe in guessing at least 20. Seminole County has been granted a drop of water from a GD barrell, and yet you and the other "Riverkeepers" would begrudge them that drop! It's tempting to blame the government schools for this level of abject stupidity, but all that's required is a $5 calculator.
Why did I take the time to point all of this out?
Increasingly I see our society getting away from the Founding Principles of freedom, minimal interference in the affairs of your neighbor, plain old Christian charity & tolerence, and I see us turning mean and petty with each other. This fight over a mere drop in a barrel of fresh water--the one thing we CANNOT live without--is the starkest example to date of mass hysteria and man's inhumanity towards his fellow man here in North Florida. If you are one of those who would begrudge your fellow human being fresh water given what you now know, SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Boy oh boy did I ever open up a can of leftist whoopass and righteous indignation! A poster named Ginny, who writes gardening books, let me have it with both barrels--although I seriously doubt she owns a gun. From recycling to burning less gas (I am a businessman with work trucks) she told me that my carelessness with "Mother Earth" would be my "sad legacy."
This was my reply to carbon scold Ginny:
The modern environmental movement has gone over-the-top radical. It grew out of some very well-intentioned policies and people who wanted nothing more than to keep things (emissions, waste disposal, etc.) as "clean" as possible. To any sane person that's still a laudible goal. Now it's become a religion where people will scold people based on a few ENORMOUS lies and utterly mistaken notions. The whole idea of a "carbon footprint" is laughably absurd, and it's become very dangerous as a vehicle to control people's lives. Here are a few indisputable facts that you're not going to like, but they are facts nonetheless.:
1. CO2 is NOT a pollutant! It is the gas that every animal exhales, and every plant inhales. Without it you can say goodbye to life on planet Earth. It's a trace gas at less than four parts per ten thousand, and the more of it we have, the greener the Earth becomes! That's a fact. Question, which creates more CO2? A runner on a 6 mile run, or a car on a 12 mile drive? The answer matters.
2. CO2 is a PATHETIC heat trapping gas due to it's molecular structure. In the world of global warming gases, it's as weak as they come. You could increase the "carbon loading" (banal expression) of the atmosphere twenty times over with NO appreciable temperature difference. There are in fact very effective heat trapping gases, CO2 isn't one of them.
Ginny with all due respect, this new religion you're practicing is based on some outright lies. Traditional religion also has some beliefs that many may find hard to swallow, but in the final analysis, the existence of G-d can neither be proven or disproven. The same cannot be said about the "carbon myth." It's an outright fraud. That's why I didn't take well to being scolded by you. Your beliefs in that regard are purile.
You also wrote:
"...but fascism is the wrong term, because this is not about governmental actions or political actions, but simple personal responsibilities of picking up after one's self."
I wish that were so. If the "greenies" would be content with being just another religious cult, I swear I'd contribute money to their cause! This entire fraudulent agenda is finding it's way into our pocketbooks at light speed, from carbon taxes on utilities to Mercury-laced lightbulbs. The green agenda IS government force on steroids. That's why I'm so vocal about this "movement." It's laden with fanaticism based on bad information and outright lies. It has some of the hallmarks of a fascist/cult movement. Based on your posts, I can tell that you've been blessed with an abundance of G-d given intelligence, so I have hope that you'll be able to take the facts that I've given you, and maybe be able to see the light some day. Good luck Ginny...really.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The inevitable inflation and economic stagnation resulting from Barack Obama's nouveau-fascist economic policies are going to make Carter's years look like child's play. What foreign or domestic investor will feel secure putting his wealth into an American company when they know the President of the United States can enter the scene and nullify contract law and debt obligations on a moments notice? He's behaving like a wannabe dictator of a banana republic!
When you tranfer wealth in an egregious fashion from one group to another in the name of "social justice", all you're doing is causing class hatred, strife, and predictable law-breaking where the tax code is concerned. It's theft, pure and simple. When the White House and other congressional Kleptocrats (RINOS included) attempt to control the salaries and/or bonuses of Wall Street types in a dictatorial fashion, I wonder what the hell country I'm in!
The cap and trade energy policy (Cap and Tax) that the left is pushing is just more kleptocracy in the final analysis. It'll dramatically increase the cost of energy on everyone.
This "government on steroids" approach has NEVER, EVER turned out well for the people, but it's the BOMB for the politicians!