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News Items 2008

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In a free society, government exists, at most, to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.

George Dorunda

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An Historical Perspective

We the people went to war, with what was at the time the most powerful country on the planet, because we did not want to work from January 1st through January 15th to pay taxes to King George.

By contrast today, the average American works from January 1st through May 15th to pay taxes to our morbidly obese government.

Solution: It is time for us, we the people, to take our country back.

So what have we learned in 2 millennia?

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero - 55 B.C.

Badass Bambi Sequel

Marketing Bambi in 2008: Oh yes, there will be blood!

Winner: Bridal Shop Website Of The Year

Is this a joke? Don't stare at the graphics too long as you are certain to get a headache.

Do Virginity Pledges Work?

No, not really. In fact, study shows teens that take abstinence pledges are just as likely to be sexually active as those that don't and they are less likely to use birth control. Bristol Palin is unavailable for comment.

The worst predictions about 2008

Here are some of the worst predictions that were made about 2008. Savor them -- a crop like this doesn't come along every year.

1. "A very powerful and durable rally is in the works. But it may need another couple of days to lift off. Hold the fort and keep the faith!" -- Richard Band, editor, Profitable Investing Letter, Mar. 27, 2008

At the time of the prediction, the Dow Jones industrial average was at 12,300. By late December it was at 8,500.

2. AIG (NYSE:AIG - News) "could have huge gains in the second quarter." -- Bijan Moazami, analyst, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey, May 9, 2008

AIG wound up losing $5 billion in that quarter and $25 billion in the next. It was taken over in September by the U.S. government, which will spend or lend $150 billion to keep it afloat.

3. "I think this is a case where Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE - News) and Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM - News) are fundamentally sound. They're not in danger of going under I think they are in good shape going forward." -- Barney Frank (D-Mass.), House Financial Services Committee chairman, July 14, 2008

Two months later, the government forced the mortgage giants into conservatorships and pledged to invest up to $100 billion in each.

4. "The market is in the process of correcting itself." -- President George W. Bush, in a Mar. 14, 2008 speech

For the rest of the year, the market kept correcting and correcting and correcting.

5. "No! No! No! Bear Stearns is not in trouble." -- Jim Cramer, CNBC commentator, Mar. 11, 2008

Five days later, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM - News) took over Bear Stearns with government help, nearly wiping out shareholders.

6. "Existing-Home Sales to Trend Up in 2008" -- Headline of a National Association of Realtors press release, Dec. 9, 2007

On Dec. 23, 2008, the group said November sales were running at an annual rate of 4.5 million -- down 11% from a year earlier -- in the worst housing slump since the Depression.

7. "I think you'll see (oil prices at) $150 a barrel by the end of the year" -- T. Boone Pickens, June 20, 2008

Oil was then around $135 a barrel. By late December it was below $40.

8. "I expect there will be some failures. I don't anticipate any serious problems of that sort among the large internationally active banks that make up a very substantial part of our banking system." -- Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, Feb. 28, 2008

In September, Washington Mutual became the largest financial institution in U.S. history to fail. Citigroup (NYSE:C - News) needed an even bigger rescue in November.

9. "In today's regulatory environment, it's virtually impossible to violate rules." -- Bernard Madoff, money manager, Oct. 20, 2007

About a year later, Madoff -- who once headed the Nasdaq Stock Market -- told investigators he had cost his investors $50 billion in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

10. A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win, the title of a book by conservative commentator Shelby Steele, published on Dec. 4, 2007.

Mr. Steele, meet President-elect Barack Obama.

What your bailout dollars bought this pig

Peter Kraus - a former top executive at Merrill Lynch who received a $25 million golden parachute after only three months' work - has landed himself a $37 million Park Avenue pad.

The palatial pad - featuring 11-foot-high ceilings, three fireplaces, three maid's rooms, a library, a gallery and a family room/gym - sold for twice what the previous owners, Democratic fund-raisers Carl Spielvogel and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, paid for it nearly two years ago.

Although he did not officially start work until September, Kraus hit the jackpot after just a couple of days, when Merrill CEO John Thain sold the company to Bank of America for $50 billion amid the stock-market meltdown.

The sale automatically triggered the $25 million payout under Kraus' contract. He left Merrill this month. The amount represents about 0.1 percent of Bank of America's $25 billion capital injection from the government as part of Congress' rescue package.

Your tax dollars at work.

Scientists eye swarm of Yellowstone quakes

Yellowstone was jostled by a host of small earthquakes for a third straight day, and scientists watched closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something bigger.

This must all be caused by Manmade Global Warming.

RNC rips Bush for "socialist" tactics

Big deal! I have been ripping his "socialist" tactics for years. Comrade Bush has increased spending more than any other president in history.

In what would amount to a slap in the face to a sitting Republican president and the party's Senate and House leaders, national GOP officials are sponsoring a resolution opposing the resort to "socialist" means to save capitalism.

Shhhh! As the world waits for his opinion on Gaza Obama hits golf course

Barack Obama remained silent over the violence in Gaza as Israel today threatened to continue its attacks for weeks.

This is not "change." Obama is contemplating about voting "present."

Just When You Thought You Were Safe, Here Comes Third Hand Smoke

No, I am not making this up.

2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved

Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects.

I sure hope so!

First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare.

Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a "scientific consensus" in favor of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world's most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that "consensus" which was only a politically engineered artifact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.

Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in on those self-deluding dreams which have for so long possessed almost every politician in the western world.

Manmade Global Warming is dead! Politicians can now move into the next scam.

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Caroline (Kennedy) Schlossberg - "Inarticulate"

It was reported that Ms. Schlossberg uttered no less than 196 "you knows" in a 35 minute interview. Now this inarticulate woman feels entitled to be a U.S. Senator from New York.

Actually, she will fit right in with the stuttering and stammering of Comrade Obama.

Caroline Schlossberg (Kennedy) fails the "three I's"

After being criticized for not taking questions from the press recently now she's under scrutiny for the answers that she's given in a flurry of interviews in recent days.

There is a saying in New York politics that it's all about the three I's, Italy Ireland and Israel.

Oregon governor to pursue mileage tax using satellite

A year ago, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced it had demonstrated that a new way to pay for roads - via a mileage tax and satellite technology - could work.

Governor's website: "As Oregonians drive less and demand more fuel-efficient vehicles, it is increasingly important that the state find a new way, other than the gas tax, to finance our transportation system."

Critics worried that the technology could be used to track where vehicles go, not just how far they travel, and that this information would somehow be stored by the government.

Big Brother will track your every move.

The gas tax would stay in force - Kulongoski has proposed that it be raised 2 cents - for vehicles not equipped to pay the mileage tax.

Governor to tax citizens both ways.

Obama fails to disclose transition meetings

The Obama team, pledging the ''most open and transparent transition in history,'' gets an ''A'' for disclosing donors to the Jan. 20 inauguration and a ''F'' when it comes to revealing transition meetings with groups. Contrary to its own ''seat at the table transparency policy,'' meetings are not posted on a Web site.

During the presidential primary campaign, then candidate Obama made a pledge: Obama said if president, he would post his meetings on the Internet.

The fraud continues!

Companies that will disappear in 2009

A lot of fairly well-known public companies either disappeared or went bankrupt this year.

Panhandler hits head, dies

A man is under arrest on suspicion of murder after police say he pushed a panhandler who insisted on washing his windows, resulting in a fatal head injury.

You are driving around Northern California. Someone assaults your vehicle. You tell the perpetrator not to touch your car. You try to protect your property and push the assailant away. The reporter alleges that the push caused the perpetrator "to fall and hit his head on the pavement." This is not true as it was the perpetrator's insistence to continue the assault of the vehicle that caused his demise.

Is this where we are heading in our society? We are rapidly losing our right to protect ourselves and our property from unwanted assault.

Russian professor predicts end of U.S.

Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010. Few took his argument - that economic and moral collapse will trigger civil war and the breakup of the U.S. - very seriously. Now he's found an eager audience.

"There's a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur," he says. "One could rejoice in that process," he adds, poker-faced. "But if we're talking reasonably, it's not the best scenario -- for Russia." Though Russia would become more powerful on the global stage, he says, its economy would suffer because it currently depends heavily on the dollar and on trade with the U.S.

Americans hope President-elect Barack Obama "can work miracles," he wrote. "But when spring comes, it will be clear that there are no miracles."

People like him have forecast similar cataclysms before, he says, and been right. He cites French political scientist Emmanuel Todd. Mr. Todd is famous for having rightly forecast the demise of the Soviet Union -- 15 years beforehand. "When he forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1976, people laughed at him," says Prof. Panarin.

Christmas thief secretly lives in family's attic, stealing food

It was a burglary investigation right out of a horror movie. A man is accused of stealing from a woman's home and police believe he had been living in the attic for days.

The homeowners had no idea he was there stealing food, household items and even their kids' Christmas presents.


From and actual Craigslist posting:

PlayStation 3 (the city)
Reply to:
Date: 2008-12-07, 10:54AM EST

I have a Brand new in-box PlayStation 3 gaming system that you can obtain for a special price. It is the 80gb model and includes 2 brand new dualshock 3 wireless controllers.I do not want your money or thanks. To obtain this top of line gaming system, you must let me punch you in the face three times and your child must be present. If you have multiple children, I would prefer you bring your youngest child. This is not a joke. If you want to be your children's hero on Christmas, we will meet at a location that I will specify to you, and I will proceed to punch you in the face in front of your child. You may brace yourself if you want before I begin to punch you, for I am a man of large stature (6'6, 275lbs) In between each punch, I want you to instruct your child not cry. If your child so much as whimpers, the deal is off. Don't think I am a man to be trifled with or that you and a friend can ambush me. I am a former NAVY SEAL and a veteran of the Irag War.

This is the best deal you will ever find on a PlayStation 3. A truly unique offer. You are welcome to inspect the product for authenticity before the deal is done.

Email me for more specific details and we can arrange a rendevous.

Merry Christmas.

Would you take him up on this?

By the way, I doubt this guy is an actual NAVY SEAL.

Swindler burgled

Swindler extraordinaire Bernard Madoff got a taste of his own medicine last weekend when a burglar stole a $10,000 statue from his posh, $9.4 million Palm Beach estate.

How does it feel, Bernie?

Saudi court rejects plea to annul 8-year-old girl's marriage to 58-year-old man

"She doesn't know yet that she has been married," the lawyer said then of the girl who was about to begin her fourth year at primary school.

The father had agreed to marry off his daughter for an advance dowry of 30,000 riyals ($8,000), as he was apparently facing financial problems.

Barack Obama Spends Christmas In $30 Million Resort While His Brother, George Obama, Spends Christmas In His Shack

Phonies like Obama only "spread the wealth around" when it is with other peoples' money.

"…I am my brother's keeper…" - Barack Obama August 29, 2008

Saved by the light of an MP3 player

Get lost in the wilderness? Play your favorite Polka music and get rescued.

Swiss rescue officials say they have found two missing skiers after spotting the light from their MP3 music player.

Swat team Nazis attack food co-op!

The case brought by authorities against a food co-op in Ohio came to a head when police officers used SWAT-style tactics to burst into the home, hold family members including children at gunpoint and confiscate the family's personal food supply.

CLICK HERE to view the video.

Perv politician will make $53,000 a year in jail

A former Assemblyman and Parole Board member who pleaded guilty to using the Internet to entice minors for sex will collect a $53,000-a-year pension for the rest of his life.

He admitted to having repeatedly e-mailed and called what he thought was a woman pimping out her 11- and 12- year-old daughters. Cops found video equipment and "sex paraphernalia" in his hotel room.

Tax Cut ruled out in Massachusetts

In the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts, political hacks believe it is better for government to squander money than to let the people who actually earned the money keep it and spend it as they choose.

Caroline: Would have run earlier if her name weren't Kennedy

Her name isn't Kennedy, it's Schlossberg.

Caroline (Kennedy) Schlossberg responded to the suggestion she's only in the race because of her last name and praised Hillary Clinton and J.Lo alike.

Poor Caroline must be suffering from dementia. If appointed, she won't be the only Senator with mental disorders.

Jeb Bush poised for Senate run

As Caroline (Kennedy) Schlossberg pursues her bright-lights, big-city bid for the U.S. Senate, another child of dynasty is quietly testing the waters for his own Senate run.

We have achieved a tri-monarchy: Kennedy, Clinton, Bush

Feds probe Gov. Richardson of Obama Cabinet for "pay-to-play"

It seems that Illinois' legally challenged Gov. Rod Blagojevich is not the only close Barack Obama associate and Democratic governor being investigated by the feds.

Shhhh! Shhhh! Bang! Bang! Man shot because family talked during movie

A South Philadelphia man enraged because a father and son were talking during a movie took care of the situation when he pulled a .380-caliber gun and shot the father.

No Matter What Happens, Someone Will Blame Global Warming

Global warming was blamed for everything from beasts gone wild to anorexic whales to the complete breakdown of human society this year -- showing that no matter what it is and where it happens, scientists, explorers, politicians and those who track the Loch Ness Monster are comfortable scapegoating the weather.

10 things that global warming allegedly caused - or will no doubt soon be responsible for - as reported in the news around the world in 2008.

1. Cannibalism

2. The Death of the Loch Ness Monster (Also, the death of every mythical creature shall be attributed to Global Warming.)

3. Beer Gets More Expensive (You would think the alcohol Nazis would be happy.)

4. Pythons Take Over America (Giant Burmese pythons - big enough to eat alligators and deer in a single mouthful - will be capable of living in one-third of continental U.S. as global warming makes more of the country hospitable to the cold-blooded predators. I hear that they are quite tasty if roasted slowly.)

5. Kidney Stones

6. Skinny Whales

7. Shark Attacks (A surge in fatal shark attacks was the handiwork of global warming.)

8. Black Hawk Down (Although it happened in 1993, the crash of a U.S. military helicopter in Mogadishu that became the film "Black Hawk Down" was blamed on global warming by a Massachusetts congressman in 2008.)

9. Frozen Penguin Babies (Frozen equals warming? Go figure.)

10. Killer Stingray Invasion

And, as a bonus:

The temperatures on Mars rose this year. Global Warming strikes again.

The ultimate fraud continues.

Doctor Powers SUV with Patients' Fat from Liposuction

Beverly Hills doctor Craig Alan Bittner turned the fat he removed from patients into biodiesel that fueled his Ford SUV and his girlfriend's Lincoln Navigator.

Somehow, this must be caused by Global Warming as well. Actually, with Rosie O'Donnell, we can cut oil imports by 20%.

Scientists warn Christmas lights harm the planet

Dr Platt added: "For a zero-emission Christmas light show, you may consider using solar powered lights.

This guy is a genius! Use solar powered Christmas lights and only use them during the day.

Global Warming: Amtrak Passengers Stranded In Cold For 23 Hours

More than 600 passengers trying to get to the Pacific Northwest were stuck on the train and in cold waiting rooms for nearly a day. The toilets were frozen, the switching lines were frozen.

Amtrak blamed weather - snow and bitter cold across the country - that froze equipment and created rail problems.

Global Warming strikes again!

S.F. fliers may pay their way in carbon usage

Environmentally conscious travelers flying out of San Francisco will soon be able to assuage their guilt by buying certified carbon offsets at airport kiosks.

The manmade Global Warming scam continues.

Woman delivers twins on snowy street

The weather at the time was miserable, with the temperature close to freezing and a mix of driving rain and snow.

This must also be caused by Global Warming.

Why she's hiding her $100 million

Caroline (Kennedy) Schlossberg will feel right at home in the Millionaires' Club known as the U.S. Senate.

Obama's totally political economic stimulus

The depressing reality of the trillion-dollar Obama economic stimulus plan is slowly emerging. It seems more about liberal politics and liberal economic agendas.

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before."

Let the pork fly.

Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts: Disgraced state senator applies for pension increase

A former state senator in Massachusetts who resigned after he was charged with harassing women is trying to double his pension.

James Marzilli Jr. cites a law that allows elected officials under age 55 with more than 20 years of service to boost their pensions if they fail to win re-election.

This buffoon didn't "fail to win re-election," he resigned.

An X-rated inaugural?

Barack Obama has chosen a poet who will read at his oath of office. And you may not want your children near the TV.

Do the following lines represent the best that modern American literature offers?

"Her genitalia will float inside a labeled pickling jar . . . "

"Monsieur Cuvier investigates between my legs, poking, prodding . . . "

"Since my own genitals are public I have made other parts private."

They come from "The Venus Hottentot," the most celebrated poem of Elizabeth Alexander, chosen by the Obama to compose an original work to read at his inauguration.

Rather than subject Americans to musings about private parts, poetry at the 2009 inaugural would better be, as Frost would say, a "road not taken."

Obama was interested in Senate successor after all

The report shows a level of interest and involvement in his Senate seat that Obama has not admitted to publicly.

"The President-Elect understood that Rahm Emanuel would relay these names to the Governor's office as additions to the pool of qualified candidates who might already be under consideration. Mr. Emanuel subsequently confirmed to the President that he had in fact relayed these names."

This discussion of specific candidates was taking place with the expectation that the governor would be told about Obama's preferences. And Rahm Emanuel did as he was told, in conversations with Blagojevich's then chief of staff.

Obama's deceit continues and he hasn't even assumed office yet. Change?

Woman Beaten By Police At Airport Over A Bottle Of Contact Solution

Robin was victim of police brutality at Phoenix airport. She mistakenly went through security with bottle of contact solution.

When asked about the bottle at the X-Ray station she said, "Oh, that's just my contact lens solution. Feel free to throw it out."

She was immediately escorted to the secondary screening area. Unprovoked, a police officer came from behind, picked her up and threw her across the room into another passenger and into a metal chair. He then took Robin's arm and twisted it around until she claims she felt it breaking. He then slammed her head into a table.

Robin claims, "Going to the airport now, I'm afraid of being beat up by security again. It scares me to death."

Incompetent government employees strike again. Is beating up a woman, who posed no physical threat, over a bottle of contact lens solution making our airports and country safer? Be sure to view the video.

Princeton physicist calls warming science "mistaken"

In 1993, he testified before Congress that scientific data didn't support fears about the ozone hole and global warming, remarks that caused then-Vice President Al Gore to fire him.

Al Gore said, "Science will not intrude on public policy".

Kennedy declines to make financial disclosure

Kennedy, who has asked Governor David Paterson to appoint her to succeed Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton - is declining to provide a variety of basic data.

If she were running for election to the Senate, Kennedy would have to file a 10-part, publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages, book deals and the sources of any payments greater than $5,000 in the last three years.

Are you surprised? By the way, the media needs to get this right. Her name isn't Kennedy anymore. Her name is Mrs. Schlossberg.

And enough with her lack of political experience. If it's good enough for a president, then Caroline Schlossberg certainly has the right lack-of-stuff to be a US Senator.

Seattle refuses to keep roads safe for fear of harming environment

To hear the city's spin, road crews are making "great progress" in clearing the ice-caked streets. But it turns out "plowed streets" are "snow-packed" by design.

The city's approach means crews clear the roads enough for all-wheel and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Go figure. The people who run the streets in Seattle in snowstorms want them icy; and the only cars that can pass the roads after Seattle has "cleared" them are the cars the leftist government is trying to ban: SUVs, and four-wheel drives.

Five Tips for Talking with Teenagers About Money

1. Understand the difference between needs and wants.

Many kids may consider movies and designer jeans needs, but they need to understand that needs are the true essentials - such as food, clothing and shelter. Wants can make life easier, but kids need to learn that they must address and pay for their needs before they can spend money on their wants.

2. Set financial goals and budget accordingly.

One of the best ways for young people to learn about managing money is for them to set and achieve a simple financial goal. Younger teens can benefit from opening a savings account and choosing something to save for.

Like owning their first house of 5,000 square feet at age 21, with zero financing, brought to you by Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Freddie Mae, Fannie Mac. Kids see their mindless parents doing this so why shouldn't kids expect the same?

Can you imagine being such a low-life human being that you need the media to tell you how to be a parent and the basics of budgeting? Most parents these days are obviously incompetent and unqualified, and they certainly shouldn't be breeding.

Bush pardons drug dealers, not border agents, war hero

President Bush today commuted one prison sentence and granted 19 pardons, including forgiveness for convictions ranging from gun and drug violations to bank and mail fraud.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I think we are. And, you know, you -- you asked me earlier, uh, if I'm worried about the exceedingly high expectations that people have for President Barack Obama, and I said domestically I wasn't so worried about that, but internationally I am. I've been contacted by so many world leaders. Their expectation for Barack's, ehhh, presidency is overwhelming." - Joe Biden

Fact: Yes we can has become uh, no, uh, I don't, uh, think, uh, we can.

ACORN, Soros linked to Franken vote grab

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has extensive ties to both the ACORN organization now under federal investigation for vote fraud, and to ultra-liberal kingmaker George Soros.

Hillary moves to widen role of State Department

Even before taking office, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to build a more powerful State Department, with a bigger budget, high-profile special envoys.

Loser of $1.4 billion in Madoff scandal dead in apparent suicide

A founder of a hedge fund that lost as much as $1.4 billion in the alleged Bernard Madoff scheme committed suicide in his New York City office.

U.S. textbooks distort history

"We live in a time when great efforts have been made, and continue to be made, to falsify the record of the past and to make history a tool of propaganda; when governments, religious movements, political parties, and sectional groups of every kind are busy rewriting history as they wish it to have been, as they would like their followers to believe that it was."

Bay State braves bitter cold

The freezing cold left residents all over the Bay State with chapped hands and rosy cheeks.

This wasn't part of the mythical Global Warming computer model.

Toyota projects first operating loss since 1941

Crashing auto demand, especially in its key U.S. market, and the profit erosion from a surging yen proved too much for Japan's top automaker.

Black lawmakers irked by Obama's "diverse" Cabinet

Obama tapped four blacks for Cabinet posts, but some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are unhappy.

Representative Danny Davis D-IL: "Some people, sure, thought there should be a bit more color in it."

I though this wasn't supposed to be about race.

China's alarming arsenal

China's Communist Party leadership has been accumulating weapons at a startling rate - one far exceeding what American intelligence analysts deem necessary for China's security.

ACLU challenges Border Patrol's searches

Sheriff's offices, farmers, and a U.S. Congressman have all made their opinion about the patrol's increased presence known, and not all of it has been friendly.

"Checkpoints" and "roadblocks;" show me your papers.

Tipping the scales in Minnesota's Senate recount

The only commonality in Canvassing Board decisions was that the outcome benefited Franken. When the recount is in Franken's favor that is used. When the original machine tally works best that is used.

Franken wants it both ways. What methodology do we use? Whatever gets more votes for Franken. Fair and balanced?

California broke, but criminals get to "act" at public (taxpayer) expense

Cons con.

Update: Loss Of Daylight Crisis Continues

The northern hemisphere is losing two minutes of sunlight every day, and if this crisis continues, we will be in total darkness by June. The data indicates drastic changes to the environment that have already started:

Many species of birds, millions of individual birds have left the northern hemisphere. The impact of the loss of these birds is unimaginable.

Insect life has been severely affected. Most can no longer be observed.

Large mammals have been observed lying in a state of near death torpor in their dens.

Crop production has fallen to dangerously low levels, and the models and the research predict famine in the very near future.

Additionally, while not indicated by the computer models, actual eyewitness observations have discovered that most, if not all, leaves have fallen off trees in the researcher's area.

These and other effects of the loss of daylight demand our immediate attention if we are to prevent a genuine climate catastrophe.

There are those who disagree with the scientific computer models saying that this is cyclical and that the daylight is going to come back. Those people are clearly deniers of this disaster. Legions of scientists have run this on their models, and there is no question that we are losing daylight.

Consensuses of scientists are extremely alarmed and concerned about this crisis that we are losing daylight in the entire northern hemisphere, not just in the United States.

Note: This has not been linked to climate change. Something other than climate change is causing this leakage of sunlight.

This is a genuine emergency! The Supreme Court must force the government to begin releasing some of the daylight they have been saving and storing under the mandated "Daylight Savings Plan." Total darkness and everything that would result from it will occur by June if we do not enact policies now that change this leakage. Contact your Senators and Congressmen and tell them that we need tax increases and stimulus package spending, in order to help people get through the impending darkness.

Bailed-out banks awarded executives $1.6 billion

Benefits included cash bonuses, stock options, personal use of company jets and chauffeurs, home security, country club memberships and professional money management.

The total amount given to nearly 600 executives would cover bailout costs for many of the 116 banks that have so far accepted tax dollars to boost their bottom lines.

Bleeding Heart Tightwads

Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.

Average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals.

Democrats, who speak passionately about the hungry and homeless, personally fork over less money to charity than Republicans.

European countries seem to show more compassion than America in providing safety nets for the poor, and they give far more humanitarian foreign aid per capita than the United States does. But as individuals, Europeans are far less charitable than Americans.

Americans give sums to charity equivalent to 1.67 percent of G.N.P. The British are second, with 0.73 percent, while the stingiest people on the list are the French, at 0.14 percent.

Liberals have figured out that it is easier to be generous with other people's money.


It was a year when one word filled the air - change.

It was a year Democrats came to believe in the audacity of hope.

Or maybe just plain audacity.

CNN meteorologist: Manmade global warming theory "arrogant"

Unprecedented snow in Las Vegas has some scratching their heads - how can there be global warming with this unusual cold and snowy weather?

CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers said, "Mother Nature is so big, the world is so big, the oceans are so big - I think we're going to die from a lack of fresh water or we're going to die from ocean acidification before we die from global warming, for sure."

He also said trying to determine patterns occurring in the climate would be difficult based on such a short span.

"But this is like, you know you said - in your career - my career has been 22 years long," Myers said. "That's a good career in TV, but talking about climate - it's like having a car for three days and saying, 'This is a great car.' Well, yeah - it was for three days, but maybe in days five, six and seven it won't be so good. And that's what we're doing here."

"If we go back really, in recorded human history, in the 13th Century, we were probably 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than we are now and it was a very prosperous time for mankind," Dr. Jay Lehr said. "If go back to the Revolutionary War 300 years ago, it was very, very cold. We've been warming out of that cold spell from the Revolutionary War period and now we're back into a cooling cycle."

"The last 10 years have been quite cool," Lehr continued. "And right now, I think we're going into cooling rather than warming and that should be a much greater concern for humankind. But, all we can do is adapt. It is the sun that does it, not man."

Bush cronies tied to auto bailout

The Cerberus Bailout Connection: Connect the dots.

Bush gave General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC up to $17.4 billion.

Cerberus bought 80.1 percent of Chrysler from Daimler AG for $7.4 billion in 2007. Cerberus said it doesn't have the funds necessary to bail out Chrysler.

General Motors sold a 51% stake in its GMAC finance unit to an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management in November 2006.

On Oct. 19, 2006, John W. Snow - President Bush's second Secretary of the Treasury - was named chairman of Cerberus.

Dan Quayle is chairman of global investments for Cerberus Capital Management.

Why would George W. Bush choose to bail out two companies controlled by Cerberus Capital Management, which is controlled by Bush cronies?

We're in the fast lane to Bailoutistan

"See the USA in your Chevrolet!" trilled Dinah Shore week after week on TV.

Can you still see the USA in your Chevrolet? Through a windscreen darkly.

General Motors now has a market valuation about a third of Bed, Bath & Beyond, and no one says your Swash 700 Elongated Biscuit Toilet Seat Bidet is too big to fail. GM has a market capitalization of about $2.4 billion. For purposes of comparison, Toyota's market cap is $100 billion and change (the change being bigger than the whole of GM). General Motors, like the other two geezers of the Old Three, is a vast retirement home with a small money-losing auto subsidiary. The UAW is AARP in an Edsel: It has three times as many retirees and widows as "workers" (I use the term loosely). GM has 96,000 employees but provides health benefits to a million people.

Honda and Nissan make a pretax operating profit per vehicle of around $1,600; Ford, Chrysler and GM make a loss of $500 to $1,500. That's to say, they lose money on every vehicle they sell. Like Henry Ford said, you can get it in any color as long as it's red.

America's Last Wake-Up Call

During the Cold War democratic capitalism had competitors breathing down its neck in the form of socialism and communism, which kept it on the straight and narrow. But no sooner was the Cold War over than all restraints were abandoned. In the 1990s Russia's new capitalist system quickly morphed into Russian organized crime, which went global.

In the United States, democratic capitalism gradually morphed into casino capitalism and, more recently, bandit capitalism, which scored some spectacular successes. Fortune magazine named Enron "America's most innovative company" for six consecutive years.

But Enron's success was an elaborate scam that drove it into the biggest bankruptcy case in U.S. history.

Bumbling Good Samaritan can be sued

A Good Samaritan whose well-meaning but careless rescue effort injures an accident victim can be sued for damages, the state Supreme Court ruled.

The 4-3 ruling allows a 27-year-old Los Angeles woman to go to trial in her suit against a friend who pulled her out of a wrecked car and, in the process, allegedly caused injuries that left her permanently paralyzed. The friend, Lisa Torti, said she had seen smoke and thought the car was about to explode, but other witnesses said they had seen no signs of danger.

This only further discourages people from trying to save lives.

Comrade Paulson suggests martial law to control unrest

Pentagon resources and U.S. troops may be used if needed to quell protests and bank runs during an economic crisis, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute reported.

Jobs go begging at Northrop Grumman

The defense contractor is offering cash and free dinner inducements to job applicants. There's a catch: Many jobs require highly specialized skills and a security clearance. Consider the latest opening at Northrop for a "cryogenic propellant management engineer."

Burger King Unveils Beef-Scented Body Spray

According to surveys, people like the way the inside of Burger King Restaurants smell. The alluring aroma of French fries and burgers. Up next, recycled French fry oil hair gel.

More proof that there is a market for anything.

Actually, when you think about it, this will be an improvement for most patrons.

The Great Darkness Crisis of '08

Al Gore to begin selling "light credits."

I first noticed it sometime around the end of June this year. I started paying attention and created computer models and sure enough I was right! We are losing daylight at an astonishing rate. Each day we are losing approximately 2 minutes of day light and my computer models predict total darkness by next July.

I have been able to detect this phenomenon around the entire Northern Hemisphere. And here is the scary part: the day light appears to be leaking to the Southern Hemisphere.

"Mama Government" Treats Americans Like Small Children

The idea that the American people are "symbolically the children of the future president" would have not only appalled the Founding Fathers, it would have insulted them.

It should insult us, too. We now live in a country where the government educates us, gives us food stamps and school lunch programs when we're hungry, gives us money when we lose our jobs, frets constantly about differences in free market salaries, orders home loans to be given to people who can't afford them, bails out failing companies, and provides for our retirement.

Bush bails out auto unions and deadbeat management

The Bush administration came to the rescue of the troubled U.S. auto industry today, offering $17.4 billion in loans in exchange for concessions from carmakers and their workers.

Barack Obama's stealth socialism

Before friendly audiences, Barack Obama speaks passionately about something called "economic justice." He uses the term obliquely, though, speaking in code - socialist code.

"Economic justice" simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It's a euphemism for socialism.

Among his proposed "investments":

Universal," "guaranteed" health care.

"Free" college tuition.

"Universal national service" (a la Havana).

"Universal 401(k)s" (in which the government would match contributions made by "low- and moderate-income families").

"Free" job training (even for criminals).

"Wage insurance" (to supplement dislocated union workers' old income levels).

"Free" child care and "universal" preschool.

More subsidized public housing.

A fatter earned income tax credit for "working poor." (People who don't pay taxes.)

And even a Global Poverty Act that amounts to a Marshall Plan for the Third World, first and foremost Africa.

A "living wage," with a $10 minimum wage indexed to inflation.

Open your wallet my fellow taxpayer.

No Room at the Inn for The Messiah

"The Obama family asked for an early check-in at Blair House, the presidential guest quarters across the street from the White House, but the Bush administration said no. Apparently Blair House is booked. The White House kindly offered up temporary accommodations on a nearby military base. The Obamas politely declined. They've also apparently ruled out his Senate apartment. The couple told 60 Minutes Michelle Obama has never slept there. The future first lady recently stayed at the Mayflower, a hotel that's probably eager to have famous guests other than Eliot Spitzer. But hotel rooms in this city are now in short supply," reported David Wright.

Bubba sheik-ing the money tree

It's time to get Bubba fitted for a burnoose. Arkansas good ol' boy Bill Clinton turned the ancient lands of Arabia into his personal ATM.

Donors list raises fears over Hillary role as secretary of state

Bill Clinton has raised millions of dollars from governments and politicians in the Middle East and Asia, raising fresh concerns about the impartiality of his wife's role as secretary of state.

The Employee Free Choice Act Is Unconstitutional (That doesn't matter anymore)

A top priority of the incoming Democratic Congress and Obama administration is the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. The EFCA, as is well known, introduces a card-check procedure that allows a union to gain recognition without an election by secret ballot.

Should "Rat-Boy" be pardoned?

The parents of American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh pleaded with President Bush to set their son free before he leaves office next month.

McCarran Airport, Las Vegas closed to arriving and departing flights due to snowstorm

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow for the valleys and deserts of Clark, southern Nye and Lincoln counties Nevada.

No planes are departing for Las Vegas from anywhere in the U.S. right now.

The airport doesn't have snow removal or deicing equipment, which means there's no way for snow-covered planes to leave safely.

This storm is expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of snow to the valley floors and up to 10 inches to the foothills above 2500 feet.

Will somebody turn up the Global Warming?

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Jump a turnstile, go to jail; rob $50 bill, buy a judge and stay home

Bernard Madoff, accused of the largest fraud in U.S. history (aside from the political Social Security Scam), will be allowed to remain in his $7 million Park Avenue apartment instead of being sent to jail.

PTA mom, boy found half-naked in car

Police arrested Joan Tuckruskye after allegedly finding her in the backseat of a parked car on school grounds with a 13-year-old boy.

Police "observed a woman in her 40s and a boy who appeared to be a teenager. They were not clothed from the waist down."

The boy claimed he and the PTA mom were only kissing.

Not clothed from the waist down and only kissing?

Muslim nations want free-speech ban

Islamic proposals to ban criticism of religion, which have gathered strength since the publication of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad two years ago, threaten to derail an already troubled U.N. anti-racism conference planned for next year.

Limits on free speech are needed to stop the publication of offensive articles and images.

Here we go with more censorship to protect the hyper-offended.

Another Muslim, another lawsuit

A Muslim woman arrested for refusing to take off her head scarf at a courthouse security checkpoint said she felt her human and civil rights were violated.

Caroline Kennedy And The Senate

Caroline Kennedy has avoided politics most of her life. She has yet to utter a word publicly about her interest in running for Hillary's seat. She's not going to have to run for it. All you have to do these days is buy these seats with a blank check.

What are her qualifications? She's a dilettante. She's JFK's daughter. She is an Obama team leader and was involved in selecting his vice president. She is a woman. She is rich. She is thin. The bottom line is her name is Kennedy and the Senate is not the Senate without a Kennedy.

But keep in mind that there are other people in the Senate just as unqualified as she is. The difference is they had to go out, campaign and get elected.

Gary Ackerman said, "I don't know what Caroline Kennedy's qualifications are except that she has name recognition, but, you know, so does J. Lo."

That says it all. Here we go with the American Idol name recognition politics again.

Just In Time For Christmas: The 12 Days Of Global Warming

The Global Warming Gospel according to Al Gore

For Your Edification: Imply and Infer

Only the SPEAKER can imply.

Only the LISTENER can infer.

Boy killed mother, shot father because they took video game

The father testified that his son came up behind him as he sat on the couch and said, "Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."

Daniel Petric shot his parents -- killing his mother -- because they wouldn't allow him to play the violent video game Halo 3.

Downturn spurs "survival panic" for some

Why do you need a big screen TV to survive?

In the coming months, mental health experts expect a rise in theft, depression, drug use, anxiety and even violence as consumers confront a harsh new reality and must live within diminished means.

Some people know how to live within your means and aren't playing this game of wealth envy. Unfortunately, the majority of people in this country are more concerned about the size of their TV screen than their child's education.

A rise in violence? This sounds like a good time for you to buy a gun and learn to use it. Learn to protect yourself from predators who break into homes and threaten innocent law-abiding citizens.

Cape Girardeau woman kills man who returned to rape her second time

An intended rape victim shot and killed her attacker when he broke into her home to rape her a second time.

The 57-year-old woman shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun when he broke through her locked basement door.

The victim was awake watching television, when Preyer switched off the electricity to her house.

She tried to call 911, but couldn't because the power was off. She got a shotgun and waited as the man began banging on the basement door. She fired when Preyer came crashing through the door. When Preyer collapsed, the woman escaped and went to a neighbor's home, where she called police. Officers, who arrived within a minute, found a bleeding Preyer stumbling away from the house. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he died several hours later.

This woman had a gun and knew how to use it. This perpetrator won't be raping anyone anymore. Success!

Cell phone store worker kills robber in Forest Park

An employee of a Forest Park cell phone store fatally shot a man trying to rob the store.

Tyrie Rolland, 18, of Decatur and another man entered the Metro PCS cell phone store and tried to rob two workers closing up the shop.

Gunfire was exchanged between the suspects and one of the workers, and Rolland was hit in the head and later died.

The shooting by the worker appears to be self-defense and no charges have been filed.

This law-abiding citizen had a gun and knew how to use it as well. The perpetrator won't be causing harm to anyone anymore. Success!

Shoe-gate plagues Secret Service

Secret Service officials faced questions about how an Iraqi television reporter was able to hurl not one but two shoes at the president without the agents responsible for protecting him being able to move into the line of fire.

Michael Savage Analyzes The Failure Of The Secret Service

Official: Emanuel fast-tracked immigrants to get votes

When Rahm Emanuel was a Clinton aide he relaxed rules to naturalize even criminal immigrants and secure their votes, charges a former INS official who attended meetings.

More Taxes For New York

If you live or work in New York City you pay federal income tax, state income tax and city income tax. The Governor of New York will be adding 88 new taxes just for you. There is even going to be an iPod tax.

Movie tickets, taxi rides, soda, beer, wine, cigars and massages will be taxed. Also extended are sales taxes to cable and satellite TV services and removal of the tax exemption for clothes costing less than $110.

Why should government live within its budget when there are so many additional ways to tax you.

Student says school persecuted him for being conservative

William Felkner says the college wouldn't approve his final project on welfarereform because he was on the "wrong" side of issues and countered the school's "progressive" agenda.

"You can say what you want about the war on poverty and how it's going, but I think that it hasn't gone well and I think there are better alternatives, and I think it was a shame I wasn't even allowed to research and pursue those interests," Felkner said. "It's indoctrination."

Delayed raid likely cost journalist his life

The August 2007 raid on Your Black Muslim Bakery was postponed 48 hours to accommodate the vacation schedules of two SWAT commanders, which likely cost journalist Chauncey Bailey his life.

Two senior SWAT commanders, Deputy Chief David Kozicki and Capt. Ed Tracey, were on a backpacking trip, and they wanted to be present.

The Real Reason To Bailout The Big Three: 582,000 Canadian Jobs Are At Stake If Big Three Fail

We need to use OUR tax dollars to keep Canadians employed.

Bush says he sacrificed free-market principles to save economy

Bush's comments reflect an extraordinary departure from his longtime advocacy for an unfettered free market, as his administration has orchestrated unprecedented intervention.

"I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system," Bush told CNN television, saying he had made the decision "to make sure the economy doesn't collapse."

This is the understatement of the year! The free-market system would save itself if it wasn't for the government.

U.S. May Give Car Czar Power to Force Bankruptcies

Then why play with this bailout nonsense? Only in government will you bailout a company only to force them into bankruptcy later. Your tax dollars at work. Let them go bankrupt without the bailouts like I have been saying right along.

Majority of public opposes auto rescue

Most Americans continue to oppose a government-backed rescue plan for Detroit's Big Three automakers as majorities blame the industry for its own problems.

Yet out political hacks in Washington continue to penalize winners to reward the losers. With our money!

Obama's dubious "dialogue" with the Middle East

Barack Obama has been toying with the idea of dialogue with the Islamic world for two years now - but he has yet to approach the idea of actually saying anything meaningful.

"The message I want to send is that we will be unyielding in stamping out the terrorist extremism we saw in Mumbai," Obama told The Chicago Tribune last Tuesday.

Note that the American president-elect mentions Mumbai - and not the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington or scores of others carried out by Islamic terrorists against Western targets.

Note also that he talks of "terrorist extremism," not "Islamic" or even "Islamist" terrorism.

A plan to survive the Obama years

Americans on Nov. 4 turned over control of the United States of America to a management team possessing no executive experience, having never run, as I liked to put it, nothing.

Americans usually get the government they deserve, and I urge you all to get ready for this 21st century version of amateur hour. It's going to be an embarrassing and dangerous time for America and American ideals. There won't be much, I'm afraid, to be thankful for.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "The politics of 2009 will be dominated by a continuation and deepening of the global Depression. Under the guise of stimulating the economy, look for Obama to pursue a radical, socialist agenda that will bring America into conformity with the government domination of health care and the economy that prevails in the European Union. When the dust clears, the economy will still be in the tank. The new president's stimulation packages will do little or nothing to abate the depression, but they will transform American life and politics. For his part, Obama will take advantage of his built-in majorities in Congress to pass his agenda, but will suffer rapidly dropping ratings. By the end of the year, he will be as radioactive as Bush is today. Obama, bless his heart, is a man who only sees a government solution to almost any problem. He is not programmed to look to the private sector for solutions to any problem past labeling a can of beans. As such, Obama is the ideal president for our times. Generations of our children have been educated (by the government) to also believe that the government is the solution to all significant problems. Now think about it: If you went to a Catholic school you were surely taught that Catholicism was the way to go. A Jewish school? Judaism is the proper path. Government school? Connect the dots. It will take at least a generation - a generation without government schools - to once again bring about an appreciation for freedom and free markets." - Dick Morris

Fact: I have been saying this for years.

U.S. anti-kidnap specialist kidnapped in Mexico

Mexican gunmen have kidnapped a U.S. security consultant who negotiated the release of dozens of kidnap victims in Latin America.

Report warns of "strategic shock" leading to massive unrest

The report by the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute said a defense community paralyzed by conventional thinking could be unprepared to help the U.S. cope with a series of unexpected crises.

Gulfstream-Lexus Liberals

Lexus liberals with Volkswagens on their brains; Condo commies; lunch room Lenins.

John McCain returns as Democrats' favorite Republican

Remember the days when Sen. John McCain was the Democratic Party's best friend? Well, they're ba-a-a-ck!

John McCain, resuming his place as a favorite Sunday morning talking head, gave Democrats and liberal media types exactly what they wanted this weekend: He attacked the Republican National Committee for highlighting Barack Obama's connections to Illinois' scandal-ridden soon-to-be ex-governor, Rod Blagojevich.

No wonder McCain lost, even in once-safe Republican states.

Social Security: The World's Largest Ponzi Scheme

The Madoff $50 billion is small potatoes compared to the Social Security Ponzi scheme.

Every Ponzi scheme eventually collapses because at some point everybody in it wants their money, and there isn't any money. Does this sound familiar?

Washingtonians cannot give up the power that running this Ponzi scheme gives them.

So, when will the political hacks who continue to perpetrate this fraud be going to jail?

Italy Bails Out Big Parmesan; Big Mozzarella Upset

Italy's most shoplifted product is rescued by a government bail-out.

Parmesan cheese is in trouble so the Italian Government is bailing it out to the tune of $45 million. However, producers of Italy's other celebrated cheese - buffalo mozzarella - are looking on enviously after suffering an 18 per cent drop in sales in the last year.

So, whether it's cars, banks, homes or cheese, it's not fair no matter who you're bailing out. Bailouts don't work.

N.Y. governor proposes "obesity tax" on non-diet sodas

A can of Coke could soon cost New Yorkers more than just calories.

I predicted this long ago: It starts with tobacco and alcohol but beware the encroaching "fat tax."

Next we will be hearing about the dangers of secondhand fat.

Layoff Survivor Syndrome

Guilty and stressed, layoff survivors suffer, too. Employees who remain face extra work, uncertainty - and no sympathy.

This is absurd. The survivors are also victims!

Everybody wants their "syndrome." We are inventing our traumas. And, you can expect someone will demand that health insurance pay for treatment of these manufactured disorders.

"Global warming accelerating Time is close to running out"

Despite the nation's tenth straight year of temperatures cooler than 1998's peak, and New England's worst ice storm in decades, the AP published one of the most hysterical articles.

This despite:

Record cold in Montana.

Record cold in Denver.

Fact: The mean global temperature (as measured by satellite) is the same as it was in 1980.

The Global Warming Scam continues no matter how cold the planet becomes. Facts are immaterial when there are votes to buy so unusual cooling now illustrates how fast the world is warming.

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Newsweek: Green Companies Awash in Red Ink

First there was the dotcom bust of the late 1990s, then came the real-estate bubble that's deflating before our eyes. Next up: the green bubble. Alternative energy ventures have received a lot of great press, heavy investment and lip service from politicians in the last couple of years, but many of the nascent green industry's balance sheets are beginning to bleed red.

Nancy Pelosi and her husband invested a hundred grand with T. Boone's green company. Isn't this a conflict? Gasoline and oil prices have to remain high for any alternative energy program to work, unless, of course, somebody from the government is trying to "help us" and forces it on us.

AP: Obama is "Inexperienced"

President-elect Barack Obama, relatively young and inexperienced, is facing a rapidly growing list of monumental challenges as he prepares to take the reins of a nation in turmoil.

We're not in the Great Depression. We don't have 25% unemployment. We don't have people jumping out windows, yet. Our country has seen greater challenges.

Obama: The most inexperienced, most clueless, but with the wave of his angelic, messianic hand, it will all get magically repaired.

Mother "sold her twins to pay for liposuction"

Sonia Ringoir, a restaurant worker from the Belgian tourist haven of Ghent, was arrested and charged after the allegations were made by her estranged husband.

Ringoir also has five other children aged between three and 13 by two different fathers

Does this surprise you with welfare brood mares who continually download kids they can't afford to raise?

Blind man's guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims

Alun Elder-Brown was left feeling "like a piece of dirt" after being barred from bringing the animal into a restaurant in England on religious grounds.

Caroline Kennedy to seek Hillary's Senate seat

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of an American political dynasty, has decided she will pursue the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.

Will she be elected because of qualifications or American Idol style name recognition? At least she has a better driving record than her uncle Ted.

The Kennedy, Clinton and Bush dynasties continue. We are no longer a republic but a tri-monarchy.

Mom told to remove Christmas lights in case they offend non-Christians

Dorothy Glenn of South Tyneside, England, was stunned when a housing association worker came to her house to inform her the decorations she was displaying might offend her neighbors.

I'm offended by idiots. Where do I file my complaint?

Prison bans chapel crucifix to avoid offending Muslims

The traditional Christian crucifix was erased from the chapel's blueprints after discussion with a Muslim imam.

The room has been split in two, with one half featuring heated foot baths so Muslim worshippers can wash their feet before prayer.

But the other side, dedicated to Christian prayer, contains just a simple wooden cross and portable alter - both of which can be removed if necessary.

Can the heated footbaths "be removed if necessary?" Someone might be offended.

Did the SS fail to protect Bush from show thrower?

Iraq faces mounting calls to release the journalist who hurled his shoes at President Bush, an action branded shameful by the government but hailed by many in the Arab world.

The question is where was the Secret Service and why were they unable to stop a shoe thrower? If they can't accomplish this menial task, they appear to be incompetent to protect the president from a severe threat.

Government incompetence.

By the way, what would happen if someone threw a show at Obama?

A second mortgage disaster on horizon?

When it comes to bailouts, Barney Frank and the Congress may be just getting started. Nearly 2 trillion tax dollars have been shoveled into the hole that Wall Street dug and people wonder where the bottom is.

There is no bottom as the political hacks think the taxpayers have bottomless pockets.

Madoff losers to be bailed out

A federal judge on Monday threw a lifesaver to investors who may have been duped in one of Wall Street's biggest alleged frauds, saying they need the protection of a special government reserve fund set up to help investors at failed brokerage firms.

I always thought that with investments and business comes risk. Typically, the larger the risk, the greater the potential gain. Today, everybody gets a bailout.

The next thing you know we will be bailing out everyone in Las Vegas who made bad decisions and lost money gambling.

Madoff cheated his investors and now the investors are cheating us.

The taxpayers get stuck with the bill for everyone's bad decisions. This is pathetic.

Madoff: Big Dem donor Will he walk?

According to Federal Election Commission records, Bernard Madoff was a generous donor to Democrat politicians. Was the hedge fund manager just hedging his bets?

Spielberg, Zuckerman conned by Madoff?

Daily News owner and real-estate mogul Mort Zuckerman is one of the investors ripped off by swindler Bernard Madoff, it was reported today.

It was also reported that powerhouse movie director Steven Spielberg's charity, Wunderkinder Foundation, also got burned, investing roughly 70 percent of its money with Madoff. A spokesman said he couldn't comment on whether Spielberg had any of his own money invested.

That's OK, we the taxpayers will bailout everyone for making stupid decisions.

Top banks admit huge losses in Wall Street ponzi fraud

Top world financial groups today revealed massive potential losses from an alleged scam run by Wall Street trader Bernard Madoff, admitting they were fooled by a classic pyramid fraud.

Therefore, these bank executives need to be fired and not bailed out.

Where is Madoff's $50 billion loss?

Only about half of the claimed $50 billion figure has been accounted for.

Where is the other half and who is going to jail?

Conned by Madoff; Will they be bailed out, too?

Sen. Frank Lautneberg - undisclosed amount; Avram and Carold Goldberg - portion of their $29 million charitable trust; Lawrence Velvel, dean of Massachusetts School of Law - millions.

Velvel is apparently too stupid to be teaching at any level, let alone having the position of dean of a law school. Well, it is the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts. He probably got his position the old fashioned way: Political enticement.

CNN: Should First Lady Michelle Obama Get Paid?

CNN proposes that because Michelle Obama was making a lot of money before the election, and now she has to give it up. She has to give up the paycheck. "Why should Michelle Obama have to work for free?" is what CNN asked.

This has nothing to do with her giving up her job.

Was this year's Nobel Prize bought by drug company?

The Nobel Prize Committee is facing criminal investigation of bribery and corruption after allegedly taking huge payments from a pharmaceutical company that directly benefits from the work of this year's Nobel Prize winner in medicine.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "We are not going to rest until we change the rules, change the laws and make sure New York remains No. 1 for decades on into the future." - Senator Charles E. Schumer, referring to financial regulations, Jan. 22, 2007

Fact: New York senator reaps fruit of federal bailout measures. Political plunder continues.

What about those promises for 'open, transparent government?'

Republicans are criticizing Obama's silence over contacts his aides may have had with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, saying he is breaking promises to bring openness to government.

The Obama transition team's refusal to talk has contributed to a maelstrom around Obama's incoming White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, a Chicago congressman likely to have been in contact with the governor. Blagojevich was arrested this week in a corruption scandal.

Next to Christmas tree this year: Islamic crescent and star

When they light the town Christmas tree in Armonk, N.Y., there will be a Jewish menorah alongside, as usual. There will also be something new - an Islamic crescent and star.

Pittsburgh schools may change grading policy

Pittsburgh Public Schools officials may change a policy that makes 50% the lowest grade students can receive -- even if they do zero work.

More dumbing down of our government schools. This sounds like our congressional political hacks. Many of these people who are supposed to be representing we the people do zero work.

School officials say that the policy is meant to help students recover from a bad grade or the odd missed assignment. But the district's teachers complain that some students refuse to hand in assignments because they're content to get the "50 percent" grade for doing nothing.

There's a simple way to recover from low grades. Work harder and get better ones.

Fed refuses to disclose recipients of $2 trillion

The Fed refused a request to disclose the recipients of more than $2 trillion of emergency loans from U.S. taxpayers and the assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "GM is in a better financial situation than the government that wants to bail it out. The only difference between these two failing entities (GM and the government) is that the government can print the money. GM can't." - South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint

Fact: He's absolutely correct. We don't have the money. Government politicians who are drunk with power think they will be able to bailout the people that support their power.

Quote: "The primary driver behind this is the unions, because bankruptcy allows the auto companies to basically restructure all their contracts in a way that a bankruptcy judge says will make them sustainable ... And if they do that, then essentially the unions lose all their leverage. It's the unions that have brought them to the brink. So definitely, I think the reason they want a political solution and a car czar is because a car czar can protect the unions through this whole process at the expense of the taxpayer." - South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint

Fact: All the unions had to do in order to get the Senators to approve this $15 billion bailout was to promise to reduce union wages to the level paid to automakers in the Toyota and Nissan plants by the end of 2009. The unions said no way. GM has hired bankruptcy council.

Who can possibly live on $48 an hour?

Pay raise for judges tucked into bailout plan

There's a lot of pork in the auto bailout bill.

If the $14 billion bailout plan for U.S. automakers passes, it will help more than just Ford, Chrysler and General Motors. Federal judges would get a pay raise, as well.

Your Senators and your Congressmen are getting a $5,000 raise on January 1st. That must be for all of the great work that they have done spending your tax dollars and putting your grandchildren on the hook for trillions and trillions of dollars. This is on top of the 2.8% raise that the judges are "expected" to be awarded next year.

How many of you are getting a $5000 cost of living increase in your salary?

Only in government.

Do you really want to help Detroit? Get government out of it. There are people who earn a lot less than members of United Auto Workers who do not want to subsidize them.

Kiss Your Big Macs Goodbye

The EFCA, or "card-check" bill, would enable unions to organize a workplace by obtaining the signatures of a majority of workers on authorization cards. Under current law, employers may require secret ballots.

The Service Employee Union told its members that "McDonald's isn't lovin' free choice for its employees."

The unions are calling the end of your right to a secret ballot "free choice."

Look for all of our fast food jobs to be sent off shore (to Bangladesh). Also, a $2.00 Big Mac will cost $35.00 and can be ordered from, hopefully the shipping will be free (unless you want it overnight) then it could become costly. Five years from now it will be Burger King, Mac Donalds and Jack in the Box seated before Congress begging for a bail out!

White House might use Wall Street fund for autos

Comrade Bush to ignore the Constitution.

The Bush administration said today it was ready to step in and prevent the U.S. auto industry from collapsing after the Senate refused to pass a rescue bill.

New popular members of Nativity scenes this Christmas: Barack and Michelle Obama

The production of handmade figurines for nativity scenes is big business in this southern Italian city and has been for centuries.

But beyond the thousands of angel, sheep, Mary and Joseph figures filling market stalls before Christmas, craftsmen say Obama has become a top seller.

Obama is the Messiah. Who plays Joseph?

New Poll Warns Daschle, Obama: Mandatory Health Insurance Big Loser with Public

Less than 15% of U.S. voters support, and 53% oppose, a proposal pushed by health insurers requiring every American to provide proof of private health insurance or face tax penalties or other fines.

Less than 15% say they would support it. Another 31% are undecided. Opposition is also strongest in the West (61% oppose; 16% favor), North Central states (54% oppose; 16% favor), the South (51% oppose; 13% favor) and in the Northeast (45% oppose; 18% favor).

Where in our Constitution does the Imperial Federal Government of the United States derive the power to force one single American citizen to BUY ANYTHING? That's right; the Constitution doesn't count any more.

After you win the election, polls don't matter.

Everyone Will Have Health Insurance - But It Will Be Costly

All Americans are likely to have health insurance.

The bad news is that the ranks of the uninsured, previously about 46 million, probably will swell by another 5 million to 6 million because of the recession, and a similar number will be added to strained public programs such as Medicaid and SCHIP.

That means the cost of covering everyone will surge far above previous estimates -- which were probably low to begin with -- of $150 billion a year.

The 10-year cost of providing insurance to all who need it could be far more than $3 trillion.

Hey, there are votes to buy with your tax dollars.

Memo to the press: 7 Blago questions for Obama

"Did you communicate directly or indirectly with Blagojevich about picking your replacement in the U.S. Senate?"

"Why didn't you or someone on your team correct your close adviser David Axelrod when he said you had spoken to Blagojevich about picking your replacement?"

"When did you learn the investigation involved Blagojevich's alleged efforts to 'sell' your Senate seat, or of the governor's impending arrest?"

"Did you or anyone close to you contact the FBI or U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald about Blagojevich's alleged efforts to sell your Senate seat to the highest bidder?"

"Did federal investigators interview you or anyone close to you in the investigation?"

"When did you and Blagojevich last speak and about what?"

"Do you regret supporting Blagojevich?"

Circumventing the Constitution for Hitlary Clinton

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has not even been confirmed as the new secretary of state. But Congress has already decided that she should get less than the person currently holding the job, Condoleezza Rice.

The move actually removes doubts about Mrs. Clinton's ability to take the post. According to an obscure clause in the Constitution, known as the Emoluments clause, a member of Congress may not be appointed to a government position if the compensation rate for that position was increased during his or her term.

In 2006, the salary for cabinet posts was increased to $191,300 from $186,600. So late on Wednesday, Congress cut the pay for the secretary of state by about $4,700.

U.S. now only 2 states away from rewriting Constitution

The warning comes at a time when Barack Obama, who is to be voted the next president by the Electoral College Monday, has expressed his belief the U.S. Constitution needs to be interpreted through the lens of current events.

Obama said in a 2001 radio interview the Constitution is flawed in that it does not mandate or allow for redistribution of wealth.

And this is a bad thing? Oh, that's right. Obama is the "spread the wealth around" guy.

Obama ratings sky-high

Technically, he hasn't accomplished anything yet. Go ahead; tell me he was elected based on issues. He merely won an American Idol Beauty Pageant style election.

Patrick Fitzgerald, crusader against crime

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has a long history of being tough on crime, but critics say his overzealous pursuits sometimes cross the line.

He now has Rod Blagojevich in his sights, having capped a three-year investigation with the arrest Tuesday morning of the Illinois governor and his chief of staff. It brought to light what Fitzgerald called "a political corruption crime spree" that brought Illinois politics "to a truly new low."

Ecoterrorist California plots gets home confinement

An environmental activist who conspired to destroy a Northern California dam and a genetics lab has been sentenced to five months' home confinement.

Are you sure that isn't too severe?

Blagojevich fundraiser held by Jackson allies Saturday

As Blagojevich was trying to pick Illinois' next senator, businessmen with ties to both the governor and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. discussed raising at least $1 million for Blagojevich's campaign.

Illinois AG asks court to declare governor unfit

The Illinois attorney general filed a motion with the state's highest court today asking justices to strip scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his powers.

Emanuel: I'm getting death threats over Blagojevich

"I'm getting regular death threats. You've put my home address on national television. I'm pissed at the networks. You've intruded too much, " Emanuel said.

And The Winner Is For the Most Corrupt State in the Nation: North Dakota

Piracy cannot be solved by force alone, Pentagon warns

The Pentagon warned that piracy rampant in the Horn of Africa cannot be solved by force alone.

AIG Slashing Prices to Win Business in Moves That May Burn Rivals, Taxpayers

American International Group Inc. is cutting prices to win new business and boost market share, competitors and others in the industry say, but taxpayers could again be stuck with the tab.

Since a U.S. government bailout, which last month swelled to more than $150 billion, industry executives say AIG has been lowering prices -- even as market fundamentals indicated insurance rates need to rise.

Your tax dollars at work!

Woodstock, NY to ban the local manufacture of parts used for military equipment

Ametek Rotron Inc. has a manufacturing operation on Hasbrouck Lane in Woodstock. The company makes parts for helicopters, rocket launchers, tanks and armored personnel carriers.

Studies conducted by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts show "conversion from military to peaceful production can be done without jeopardizing jobs."

That is why manufacturing jobs are fleeing the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts. What a way to drive business out of your area.

Wall Street crook admits his fortune built on a "Ponzi scheme"

A Wall Street legend was busted yesterday on charges of running a scam investment business for the super rich after telling his sons it was just "a big lie" - losing a whopping $50 billion.

Bernard L. Madoff, 70, a former Nasdaq chairman, was arrested a day after his sons Andrew and Mark, both senior employees, turned him in for running a business that had been insolvent for years.

Blackbird: The Web Browser for Blacks Because Firefox is Too Navajo for Black Web Surfers

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the browser they use but by the search engine they use.

The Obama Birth Certificate Battle Presents Some Interesting Questions

What would happen if you woke up one morning and found out that the President of the United States was a USURPER, a FRAUD, a PHONY?

What would happen if the leader of the free world was constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States but - in direct and undisputable violation of the letter of the Constitution - decided to take and hold office anyway?

Would any bill this Usurper signed into law be valid?

Would this Usurper's Supreme Court appointments be valid?

Would the military recognize this Usurper as Commander-in-Chief and what actions would those within our military take?

What would our enemies around the world do?

What would happen to the economy, your job, your home, your assets or what you've put away for retirement?

Would our society destabilize uncontrollably and would we actually start down the road to anarchy?

Would a flagrant, callous and outright disregard of the Constitution send a clear message to judges and legislators that a nuanced approach was no longer necessary, that they could literally strip our rights, liberties and freedoms with tyrannical impunity, that the Constitution of the United States is effectively a WORTHLESS PIECE OF PAPER?

Could the will of the people become merely something that could be ignored by those who tyrannically hold the reins of political power at the moment?

If JUST ONE SECTION of our Constitution can be flagrantly and callously ignored, IS ANY PART OF THE CONSTITUTION VALID ANYMORE?

If President-elect Obama is NOT compelled to verify that he is Constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States, the consequences could be dire for you, for your children, for your grandchildren, and for our nation!

President-elect Obama's maternal grandmother was claiming that she was present at Obama's birth in Mombasa in what is now Kenya.

A birth certificate that turned out to be a forgery made its way onto Obama's website. Why did he produce a forged birth certificate?

There were the ambiguous statements from officials in Hawaii who claimed that a "Certificate of Live Birth" exists for President-elect Obama in Hawaii. However the laws of Hawaii allow for a child to be furnished a "Certificate of Live Birth" even if the child was NOT born in Hawaii.

Officials in Hawaii became mysteriously silent when asked if the "Birth Certificate" listed Obama's actual place of birth.

There was the issue of college records that Obama refuses to release. Could those records indicate that he received financial aid as a foreign student?

Dr. Jerome Corsi traveled to Kenya to see if he could find a birth certificate for President-elect Obama but was detained by Kenyan officials.

We cannot ignore President-elect Obama's unwillingness to release an authentic copy of his birth certificate, nor can it be ignored that President-elect Obama has hired teams of attorneys (not individual attorneys but teams of attorneys) to thwart attempts by third parties to compel him to produce a birth certificate.

What is Lord Obama hiding?

If the Electoral College actually allowed an unqualified person to be elected President of the United States, or allowed a person to be elected without verifying that that he or she is qualified, our entire form of government could be compromised!

Controversy Erupts Over School Proposal to Teach Kids to Fight Back Against Gunmen

Commonsense isn't welcome in government schools in the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts.

A school resource officer named of Derek Jones proposed government school children need to be trained to defend themselves if they are ever being held by a gunman. He said, "Do we want the kids to sit there and literally have the gunman be able to shoot them one at a time? Or do we want to allow instincts to kick in and basically allow them to protect themselves against the threat?"

Makes sense to me. Unfortunately, most parents and school officials are worried about how the children would handle the training emotionally. It may frighten them! What is more frightening, children learning techniques on how to use their backpacks or textbooks to fight or defend themselves, or sit and wait for their turn to be attacked?

Antarctica Ice Cap Growth Reaches Record High Levels

The Southern Hemisphere sea ice area narrowly surpassed the previous historic maximum of 16.03 million sq. km to 16.17 million sq. km.

Manmade Global Warming is about control and power; it is not about saving the Earth. That is the reason Kyoto Treaty omitted nations like China while punishing the economies of the United States. Manmade Global Warming is a scam!

Global Warming: Snow in Houston, New Orleans

Yesterday we had snow in Houston, in the middle of global warming. Today it is snowing in New Orleans.

Meanwhile, President-select Obama endorsed his whole plan to deal with global warming.

The scam continues!

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China's 6-1 advantage over the U.S.

Watch out, Americans - a generation from now, your kid is going to fetch coffee for a Chinese boss.

China is cutting business taxes to stimulate growth. While China improves its business climate by lowering the burden of state confiscation, the US plans to increase it, and in some cases by a significant amount. When one looks to Beijing for rational tax policies, it's a sad day for Americans.

Mother Hysterical Over "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"

The parent was upset her child was told to sing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" in the school's holiday concert. She was concerned the words "Christmas" and "Santa" hold religious meaning.

School administration and lawyers determined the song was secular - Santa and his reindeer are non-religious figures.

Her daughter will not participate in the concert, and school officials say that's okay since the performance is not mandatory.

This hysterical fool in obviously incapable of rational thought and properly raising a child. How will she ever deal with seriously difficult situations?

Blagojevich shelves flavored condom plan

Blago's wife, after he was elected governor, was in charge of condom flavor and style.

Under the program, health workers distributed hundreds of thousands of colored, flavored condoms in an effort to combat sexually transmitted diseases.

Health officials had defended the plan, saying condoms with cherry, grape, lemon and orange flavoring encourage safe sexual practices among youths.

Some health workers said they were disappointed that Blago had ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health not to buy any more condoms in bright colors or flavors for distribution at clinics and local health agencies.

Is Blagojevich related to the hysterical mother that hates Rudolph?

Woman returns $100,000 found at Cracker Barrel

A Tennessee woman chose not to follow the old saying "Finders keepers, losers weepers" when she discovered nearly $100,000 in a bag at the Cracker Barrel.

Some American Cars Are Foreign-Owned, but Made in the U.S.A.

When GM, Ford and Chrysler pleaded their case for a multibillion-dollar bailout, the automakers' CEOs told Congress that letting their companies fail would diminish the choices of patriotic Americans who want to buy American cars.

But buying a Honda or a Toyota or any one of several other "imports" can be buying American, too.

Many "foreign" cars built by the Big Three's competitors are made in the U.S.A. - coming off assembly lines from South Carolina to California and providing jobs for tens of thousands of Americans.

Double-dipping On Bailout Money

A politically connected private equity firm could reap double benefits from the $15 billion auto industry rescue.

New York-based Cerberus Capital Management owns a majority stake in Chrysler and GMAC, the lending arm of General Motors Corp.

The political plunder continues!

Unsold cars pile up

From pricey luxury sedans to popular hybrid cars, automobiles made overseas are stacking up at ports and parking lots around the United States as supplies far outstrip demand.

At the Long Beach port near Los Angeles, Toyota Motor Corp vehicles including Prius hybrids, FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicles and Lexus IS 250 luxury sedans are being stored on a vast construction site that will one day be a new container terminal.

Who needs the Big 3? Atlanta company plans new police car

Unlike conventional police cruisers, which are retrofitted consumer vehicles such as the Ford Crown Victoria, the E7 is the first car designed and built specifically for law enforcement.

Obama Cover-up

President-elect Barack Obama's Transition website launched "Open for Questions." Feel free to ask anything. However, all Blagojevich questions will be censored by the Comrade Obama team.

The Illinois Institute of Kleptocracy

Obama is of course a product of that corrupt system and played by Chicago Machine rules ... and this is the kind of operator the smugly-moralizing Democrats have put in the White House.

Obama was mute on Illinois corruption

What remains to be seen is whether this episode will put an end to the national media's "almost willful" fantasy that Mr. Obama and Chicago's political culture have little to do with each other.

Lord Obama's Blair House Request Rejected

Obama wanted to the move his family and his transition team to Blair House two weeks before the president-select historically moves in there on January 15th, five days before the inauguration.

Obama is more interested in just being president than doing anything. In asking to go to Blair House he's caught up in the notion he thinks he's royalty.

Hi-Jackson defends Mini-Me Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson said it's "common in politics for people to try to leverage relationships," but his son didn't do such a thing.

Sobbing Jackson Jr. embraced Blago at hugfest in August

Now we have evidence that Jesse Jackson, Jr. "misspoke" when he claimed yesterday the meeting he had Monday with Blagojevich was the first time the two had met in four years.

Associated Press lists Obama's "questionable associations"

In his life and career in Illinois, President-elect Barack Obama has crossed paths with some notable figures who have drawn scorn and scrutiny. Among them:

ANTOIN REZKO: "Tony" Rezko, who raised money for the campaigns of both Obama and Blagojevich, is awaiting sentencing after being convicted in June on charges of using clout with Blagojevich's administration to help launch a $7 million kickback scheme.

The charges have no connection to Obama, but Rezko is tied to the Illinois senator in other ways.

Rezko and his family donated at least $21,457 to Obama and helped raise over $200,000 more, though not for his presidential bid. He also advised Obama on the purchase of a new Chicago home and, in his wife's name, purchased a vacant lot next door to the new Obama home when the seller wanted to dispose of both properties at the same time. Rezko then sold a slice of the property to Obama.

Obama has donated Rezko's contributions to charity and says it was a mistake to work with Rezko on buying the house.


JEREMIAH WRIGHT: Wright was Obama's minister for 20 years. He helped Obama embrace Christianity, performed Obama's marriage, and baptized Obama and his two daughters.

Wright was known for thundering "God Damn America" in clips that dominated cable television news programs for weeks last spring. Wright accused the government of creating AIDS.

Obama has done his best to distance himself from his former minister, to the point of resigning from the church that Wright once led.

Wright's comments were a stumbling block for Obama's campaign. In an impassioned speech about faith and race, the Democrat at first expressed support for Wright, saying that "I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother."

But six weeks later during a speech at the National Press Club, Wright offered eyebrow-raising opinions about the U.S. government, praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and hinted that Obama was distancing himself from the pastor for political expediency.

The next day, Obama said he was outraged and denounced Wright's remarks.


WILLIAM AYERS: Today, Ayers is a university professor and a member of Chicago's intellectual establishment. Forty years ago he was a member of the Weather Underground, a radical group that claimed responsibility for a series of bombings, including nonfatal explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol.

Ayers was a fugitive for years with his wife, fellow radical Bernadine Dohrn. But after surrendering in 1980, the charges against Ayers were dropped because of prosecutorial misconduct.

Obama had a very limited relationship with Ayers, who lives in the same neighborhood. They served together on the board of a Chicago charity, and in the mid-1990s when Obama first ran for office, Ayers hosted a meet-the-candidate session for Obama at his home.

Ayers was front and center in GOP claims that Obama was "palling around with terrorists," as Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin put it.

Obama has condemned Ayers' radical activities, and there's no evidence they ever were close friends or that Ayers advised Obama on policy.

Ayers said in November that he hardly knew Obama. "I think my relationship with Obama was probably like thousands of others in Chicago. And, like millions and millions of others, I wish I knew him better," Ayers said in a newspaper interview.


EMIL JONES: Jones, the president of the Illinois Senate, amounts to Obama's political godfather and was an important part of Obama's longshot victory for U.S. Senate in 2004. He helped the little-known politician meet the right people, and he picked Obama to handle high-profile legislation during the two years leading up to the election.

But Jones' political style is very different from Obama's.

Jones is known for steering state money to a few favored institutions, including some that employ his relatives. Several of his relatives have gotten state jobs, and his wife's government salary jumped 60 percent after he became Senate president. He has played an important role in blocking ethics legislation in Illinois.

When Jones announced last summer that he would retire from the Illinois Senate when his term ends in January, an Obama campaign spokesman said "Jones has been a passionate advocate who has fought for working families and the underprivileged."

Jones was considered a possible successor to Obama in the Senate.


RASHID KHALIDI: Khalidi is a scholar and author on Middle Eastern affairs who has criticized Israeli policies and was part of a Palestinian advisory panel to peace talks in the early 1990s.

He's also a friend of Obama.

They met while both were teaching at the University of Chicago and living in the same neighborhood. Obama and his wife, Michelle, sometimes had dinner with Khalidi and his wife, Mona. The Khalidis hosted a political fundraiser for Obama in 2000, and the Woods Fund charity gave money to the Arab-American Action Network, run by Mona Khalidi, while Obama served on the charity's board.

Khalidi and Obama have both said they hold very different opinions on Israeli issues, but their friendship has been used to raise questions about Obama's support for Israel - and to generate Internet headlines such as "Meet Obama's Terrorist Friend."

Late in the 2008 presidential campaign, the Republican nominee, John McCain, and Palin criticized Obama for attending a 2003 party for Khalidi. Obama's campaign dismissed the complaints, saying Khalidi was not an adviser to him and that Obama does not share Khalidi's views.


MICHAEL PFLEGER: Pfleger, a Roman Catholic priest in Chicago, has been known as a firebrand for years. He has protested over a wide range of issues, including gun shops and Jerry Springer. Obama has referred to him as a spiritual adviser.

Last spring, Pfleger visited Obama's church and preached a sermon in which he mocked Hillary Rodham Clinton and accused her of expecting to win the presidential nomination because she was white. Pfleger apologized, but Obama condemned the remarks and resigned from the church.

Oprah Winfrey says she weighs 200 pounds

She developed "a fear of working out."

She apparently hasn't developed a fear of the mega-buffet.

Why is this considered news?

Australia: Eat camels to protect environment

Australians were urged to eat camels to stop them wreaking environmental havoc, just months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos.

Officials may soon be marketing slogans like: "Eat a camel a day to keep global warming away."

Top Ten Global Warming Myths

Myth #1 - Temperatures are warmer today than ever in history.

The truth is we're certain that temperatures were hotter than today in the past but how long ago we really don't really know. The most popular temperature reconstructions are full of flawed math and data. Others don't have enough verification to rely on them. Several show global temperatures 1000 years ago which are much higher than today and 3000 year old plants and trees have been found under retreating glaciers.

Myth #2 - There is a consensus among climatologists about global warming.

Most climatologists probably agree, but climatology is a small field funded by government organizations. Those who disagree openly, receive little funding but they do still exist. Weathermen, chemists, physicysts, foresters, solar experts, engineers and thousands of informed people recognize the issue isn't settled.

Myth #3 - We will cross a tipping point and be unable to recover

This theory has little evidence to support it. To believe in this, you have to believe several things: we are warmer than ever, CO2 reserves will be released from massive ground melting and CO2 will heat the earth so much the process will spiral and melt all the ice. There is substantial evidence that the earth was warmer several times as recently as 3000 years ago yet there was no mass flooding. There was no massive release of CO2 recorded.

Myth #4 - Global warming will be universally destructive.

Global warming has presided over some of the best times in human history. Instead of mass famine we get massive food surplus. Instead of horrible drought and extinctions we get lush forests, increased plant growth and more inhabitable space for all creatures.

Myth #5 - CO2 is a pollutant

Carbon dioxide is plant food. Plants grow faster and more food is available to the critters of earth. Excessive carbon dioxide would be a bad thing for sure but in the last 100 years it is said that CO2 increased from 270 to 388 parts per million. This is an increase of 0.000118 or 0.0118%. But there is some substantial question about the accuracy of this number, numerous CO2 results were scrapped from 1900 to 1940 on the basis that something was wrong with them. In one report, every test scrapped showed higher historic levels than are comfortable for Global Warming scientists.

Myth #6 - CO2 rise was created by man.

While this makes sense at first, the jury is still out on this conclusion as well. The oceans contain 37,400 billion tons (GT) of suspended carbon, land biomass has 2000-3000 GT. The atpmosphere contains 720 billion tons of CO2 and humans contribute only 6 GT additional load on this balance. The oceans, land and atpmosphere exchange CO2 continuously so the additional load by humans is incredibly small. A small shift in the balance between oceans and air would cause a CO2 much more severe rise than anything we could produce. The reality is we just don't know.

Myth #7 - CO2 will continue to rise indefinitely.

Feedback mechanisms in absorption will hold CO2 to a maximum level at some point. I would cite some numbers but I don't believe science understands this any more than they understand historic temperature.

Myth #8 - The UN IPCC is trying to save the planet from global warming

The UN IPCC was formed before global warming was identified for the purpose of discovering if man made climate change was true, what are the damages that will occur as a result of this change and what can we do about it. The IPCC would cease to exist if any of the three questions were answered in the negative i.e no global warming, no damage from global warming and nothing we can do about it. They would loose their jobs.

Another important point about the IPCC is that if either of the last two questions had simple answers they would also be defunded. For example in the second question, if global warming was primarily a good thing (which it appears to be) there would be no money spent. For the third question, if the answer to solve global warming was simple and easy there would be no money spent on the IPCC. Governments always need more money and power so it should be no surprise that the IPCC concluded, global warming is man made, there will be huge planet crushing disaster and it is very expensive to fix. The IPCC is in this for other reasons.

Myth #9 - The science supports the IPCC conclusions

The IPCC is a political body which employs scientist to make a report. The politicians get final say on what goes into the report. Scientists who actually believe in global warming regularly warn the IPCC that their conclusions are the most extreme of the possibilities and to tone down their language. These scientists are regularly dismissed by the politicians.

Myth #10 - The IPCC is an unbiased source which doesn't direct funding to research

This is false, while the IPCC doesn't direct funding, it has subsidiary partners as part of the UN who direct funding according to IPCC recommendations. This funding is administered through an unbelievably complex network of organizations which penetrate national boundaries across the world. I tried to map it once, after 8 hours research I had hundreds of organizations all interconnected for the same goal. - Prove global warming is true or cease to have jobs.

Scientists who don't support the government are naturally weeded out by subcommittees looking for specific evidence i.e, new directives for understanding tree ring temperature curves will always go to scientists who believe trees can actually reproduce temp and not to reasonable scientists who study trees but know otherwise.

The scientists who have reached the top of the IPCC are typically far left socialists who support much more than high taxation for global warming. These are the same people who declared consensus, and doom. The real purpose of the IPCC is government control and more money, that is why the worst science with the most extreme positions such as Mann08 rise to the top. Peer scientists accept these papers because the ends justify the means and they also like to have jobs.

I just hope the world wakes up in time. The tipping point we are reaching is a political one. Once these guys have the power, they won't let it go.

Manmade Global Warming is a fraud!

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Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

20 year record snowfall in Dolomites enough to last all season.

Some Swiss train services cancelled due to excess snow.

Still more heavy snow in the Pyrenees.

More snow for Scotland.

The record snowfall has been so great that it has closed roads, brought down power lines and even led to the cancellation of some Swiss rail services.

Alessandro Fregni of's Italian office commented, "In three days ski areas have seen almost as much snowfall as for the whole winter last year."

The snow has arrived with perfect timing for the ski resorts who are seeing a boom in ticket sales at a time of economic uncertainty. Alessandro believes the snow is enough to last all season and will also mean resorts can save money by not needing to use snow making equipment.

The Global Warming scam continues.

Skepticism on climate change

Many scientists are skeptical of the notion that human activity has a significant effect on the planet's climate, or that such an effect can be reliably measured or predicted. Some point out that global temperatures peaked in 1998 and have been falling since then. Several argue that a period of global cooling is on the way. Nearly all would argue that climate is always changing, and that no one really knows whether current computer models can reliably account for the myriad of factors that cause that natural variability.

Studies include:

"Strengths and Weaknesses of Climate Models"

"Ecological and Demographic Perspectives on the Status of Polar Bears"

"The Overstated Role of Carbon Dioxide on Climate Change"

Science is not settled by majority vote, especially in a field as young as climate science. The debate goes on, as it should.

Portland, Oregon has a $140,000 Toilet

A solar-powered toilet: Your tax dollars at work.

Rare 50 year Arctic Blast Sets Sights On Southern California

Temperatures in Siberia will be 81 degrees this week. BELOW ZERO!

Will somebody turn up the global warming?

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U.N. blowback: 650 scientists dissent over man-made global warming claims

The U.N. global warming conference under way in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists who criticize the claims of the U.N. IPCC and Al Gore.

Study: Half of warming due to Sun!

"I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion." - Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever.

"Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain skeptical." - Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Joanne Simpson, the first woman in the world to receive a PhD in meteorology and formerly of NASA who has authored more than 190 studies and has been called "among the most preeminent scientists of the last 100 years."

Warming fears are the "worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists." - UN IPCC Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical chemist.

"The IPCC has actually become a closed circuit; it doesn't listen to others. It doesn't have open minds… I am really amazed that the Nobel Peace Prize has been given on scientifically incorrect conclusions by people who are not geologists," - Indian geologist Dr. Arun D. Ahluwalia at Punjab University and a board member of the UN-supported International Year of the Planet.

"The models and forecasts of the UN IPCC "are incorrect because they only are based on mathematical models and presented results at scenarios that do not include, for example, solar activity." - Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico

"It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don't buy into anthropogenic global warming." - U.S Government Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA.

"Even doubling or tripling the amount of carbon dioxide will virtually have little impact, as water vapour and water condensed on particles as clouds dominate the worldwide scene and always will." - . Geoffrey G. Duffy, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the University of Auckland, NZ.

"After reading [UN IPCC chairman] Pachauri's asinine comment [comparing skeptics to] Flat Earthers, it's hard to remain quiet." - Climate statistician Dr. William M. Briggs, who specializes in the statistics of forecast evaluation, serves on the American Meteorological Society's Probability and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review.

"For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?" - Geologist Dr. David Gee the chairman of the science committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress who has authored 130 plus peer reviewed papers, and is currently at Uppsala University in Sweden.

"Gore prompted me to start delving into the science again and I quickly found myself solidly in the skeptic camp…Climate models can at best be useful for explaining climate changes after the fact." - Meteorologist Hajo Smit of Holland, who reversed his belief in man-made warming to become a skeptic, is a former member of the Dutch UN IPCC committee.

"Many [scientists] are now searching for a way to back out quietly (from promoting warming fears), without having their professional careers ruined." - Atmospheric physicist James A. Peden, formerly of the Space Research and Coordination Center in Pittsburgh.

"Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous nonsense…The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an ideology, which is concerning." - Environmental Scientist Professor Delgado Domingos of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast group, has more than 150 published articles.

"CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or another….Every scientist knows this, but it doesn't pay to say so…Global warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver's seat and developing nations walking barefoot." - Dr. Takeda Kunihiko, vice-chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology Research at Chubu University in Japan.

"The [global warming] scaremongering has its justification in the fact that it is something that generates funds." - Award-winning Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for Scientific Research in Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department at the University of La Plata.

Manmade Global Warming is a politically driven fraud!

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UN suspends leading carbon-offset firm

One of its staff members was verifying CDM projects without proper qualifications; operating without a license.

Don't you just hate it when government bureaucracy interferes with government scams?

Nancy Pelosi: Taxpayers should consider the Auto Bailout "a second chance"

When have you ever heard about small businesses that screw up and go out of business getting "a second chance?"

Commission Urges Obama to Enforce Fair Housing

President-elect Barack Obama is being urged to strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws to ensure that the mortgage foreclosure crisis doesn't disproportionately hit minorities and the poor.

Foreclosures should hit people who don't pay their mortgages. It's that simple.

President-elect Barack Obama's victory celebration in Grant Park cost Chicago taxpayers $1.74 million

Obama is an expert at blowing your money.

Federal deficit on pace to reach record $1 trillion

The federal government ran a record budget deficit in November, putting Uncle Sam on track to post an all-time high annual shortfall of $1 trillion or more.

Somebody on Obama team knew what Blago was doing

There was no glimpse of anger at the governor, no sense of betrayal in the tone of his words. He spoke as if Blagojevich had been in a car accident.

Even if Obama and Blago weren't close, shouldn't this say SOMETHING about the political culture that produced Barack Obama? Obama endorsed Blagojevich for governor in 2002 and 2006. He also served as a top advisor to him during his 2002 run.

By the way, Rahm Emanuel was also in the picture. In fact, Obama and Emanuel were among Blagojevich's top strategists when he won in 2002.

In 2002, on a Chicago TV show, Obama had the following exchange:

Obama: "Right now, my main focus is to make sure that we elect Rod Blagojevich as Governor, we..." Host: "You working hard for Rod?" Obama: "You betcha" Host: "Hot Rod?" Obama: "That's exactly right"

The bottom line: Our next president came from the same political culture as did this corrupt governor, Chicago-style politics.

Jesse Jackson Jr. is "Senate Candidate #5"

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is the anonymous "Senate Candidate #5" whose emissaries Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly claimed offered up to a million dollars to name him to the U.S. Senate.

British Muslim: "Christmas is the pathway to hell"

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary claimed the festival was the 'pathway to hell" and urged his followers to boycott it.

"Decorating the house, purchasing Christmas trees or having Christmas turkey meals are completely prohibited by Allah."

"The very concept of Christmas contradicts and conflicts with the foundation of Islam."

"Every Muslim has a responsibility to protect his family from the misguidance of Christmas, because its observance will lead to hellfire."

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Obama wants to try 'rebooting U.S. image" among Muslims

Obama promised during his campaign that one of his priorities would be a speech delivered in a Muslim capital.

Boomers must work 2 extra years to recoup market losses

It is going to take a considerable amount of additional time in the workforce for older employees to recoup losses collectively totaling $2 trillion in 401(k)s and IRAs.

New For 2008: Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis

Pelosi: "Car czar" could be named this week

A presidentially appointed "car czar" to oversee the restructuring of struggling U.S. automakers could be named as soon as this week if Congress approves an industry bailout.

"I would want the czar to be appointed before one dollar was spent ... so theoretically this week," she said.

Present Auto Bailout Will Not Be the Last

Barney Frank: "We don't think the $15 billion is enough to get them into March, but given the administration's insistence ... that's where we are now."

"Once we get a new administration we will replenish that money," he said.

You taxpayers have deep pockets.

Let the Ford Foundation save Ford

The foundation has an astounding $13 billion in assets.

Socialism: When government not only controls but OWNS the means of production

The Imperial Federal Government is thinking about taking part ownership in the Big Three automakers in return for bailout cash.

Are Newspapers "Too Big To Fail?"

Look for more bailout's on the horizon.

The New Republic: Resurrect the Federal Writers Project and bail out laid-off journalists

I'm a writer but I won't be holding my breath waiting for my bailout check.

Ocean Temperatures off The Coast of California Are at a 20 Year Low

Man-made Global Warming is a scam. According to the political hacks, when the oceans warm or cool it is part of a cycle. When the earth warms or cools man did it with his SUVs and coal-fired power plants.

How politically convenient.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden are Meeting with Man-made Global Warming Hoaxmaster Al Gore

Over Half of Mortgage Modifications Seemed Not To Be Working After Six Months

Recent data suggests that many of the borrowers who have received help refinancing their mortgages earlier this year are re-defaulting on their payments.

The data found that after three months, 36% of borrowers who restructured their mortgages re-defaulted. After six months, the rate of people re-defaulting jumped to 53%. And after eight months, almost 60% of restructured mortgages had re-defaulted.

Their priorities are new flat-screen TVs so they can watch the new American Idol series in style.

Political hacks are screaming for more assistance. The real solution would be to foreclose on these deadbeats once and for all.

Treasury bills trade at negative rates for first time

Treasuries rose, pushing rates on the three-month bill negative for the first time, as investors gravitate toward the safety of U.S. government debt amid the worst financial crisis.

Unemployment Nearly as Bad as During Clinton

Unemployment hit 6.7 percent. That's the highest for the Bush presidency. At this rate, it will soon get as bad as it was in 1993 - when Bill Clinton was president. Unemployment peaked at 7.1 percent during the Clinton's term.

Gideon Rachman: And now for a world government

I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the US. I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana. But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible.

NYPD prepares for Mumbai-style attacks

In the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has come out with a plan to get all 1,000 rookie cops ready to use heavy artillery in time for New Year's Eve.

Blagojevich: Senate seat a "f***ing valuable thing"

Blagojevich was taped saying unless he received "something real good" for the appointment of a top adviser to Barack Obama to fill the president-elect's Senate seat he would appoint himself.

"I've got this thing and it's f***ing golden, and, uh, uh, I'm just not giving it up for f***in' nothing. I'm not gonna do it. And I can always use it. I can parachute me there," Blagojevich said in a phone call secretly recorded by the FBI on Nov. 5, the day after the election, according to the affidavit.

"It is conduct that would make Lincoln roll over in his grave," said U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

Prosecutor: Blagojevich engaged in "corruption crime spree"

The series of allegations say Blagojevich tried to sell Obama's vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder.

Obama denies contact with governor, but senior adviser said they talked

President-elect Obama today said "I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening."

Read the full criminal complaint

Convicted Obama fund-raiser Tony Rezko is closely tied to Blogojevich.

Ethics panel expands Rangel investigation

The ethics panel voted to expand an already far-ranging probe into the New York Democrat to examine whether he protected an oil drilling company from a big tax bill.

Obama's Web presence loses its luster

Viewership for President-elect Barack Obama's weekly YouTube "fireside chats" has tanked, dropping more than 50 percent since his initial video three weeks ago.

Could the Chosen One's followers be having buyer's remorse?

Bailout The Taxpayers

Congressman Gohmert plans to introduce bill to stop income tax for two months.

The Congress has already passed a $700 billion stimulus bill, and about a half of that is gone (magically disappeared, politicians in Washington must be brilliant magicians to have the ability to make vast amounts of revenue vanish so quickly), leaving $350 billion of your money left to be spent. Congressman Gohmert doesn't want the political hacks to spend the money on wasteful corporate kickbacks. He thinks it might be a better idea to allow the people who actually earned this $350 billion to spend it.

The plan (Note: Political hacks in Washington might have a problem comprehending a commonsense plan):

Our government collects approximately $167 billion per month in income and payroll taxes. The $350 billion is slightly over two times the amount of income and payroll taxes our government seizes in one month.

The solution: The government absorbs the remaining $350 billion from the stimulus bill and suspends the collection of all income and payroll taxes for two months. For two months you get your entire paycheck, less any state withholding. The government ends up with the same amount of money, and the income earners in this country have some extra money to spend, an average about $2,000 per taxpayer, over a two month period.

How simple and effective is that? Allow the people who actually earned this $350 billion to spend it as they see fit.

The politicians won't get to choose who will have stimulus money to spend, and they won't get to decide how that money will be spent (probably wasted on more wasteful government giveaway programs). You, the taxpayers who are driving our economy by working hard and earning enough money to pay income taxes, get to choose how you can spend the money you earned.

Give the power back to the taxpayers. We the people!

Now, take action to make this happen. Contact your Congressman and Senators immediately!

Proposed fee on smelly cows, hogs angers farmers

Imperial Federal Government to charge fees for air-polluting animals. Specialized gas meters to be attached to guilty animals.

Why does this sound stupid, even for a Saturday Night Live skit? That's right, it's a Government plan.

Joe Biden: Restore "the Office of the Vice President to its historical role"

Biden is going to have a busy schedule making a daily inquiry as to the health of the president and attending funerals.

Hey, it's a government gig.

US Military: Scientific data on what is causing global warming is "contradictory"

Man-made Global Warming is a hoax!

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I believe Hillary's cardboard cutout

This is not the first time, of course, that Mrs. Clinton has saved a man from exceedingly bad behavior with women. In fact, it's her signature skill.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I think the important principle, because sometimes when we start talking about taxes, and I say I want a more balanced tax code, people think, well, that's class warfare. No. It turns out that our economy grows best when the benefits of the economy are most widely spread. And that has been true historically." - Barack Obama December 7, 2008

Fact: The "spread the wealth" mentality continues. "That's not change, that's more of the same."

I would like a more balanced tax code. I would like for more people to actually pay income taxes. 43% of income earners pay no income taxes at all. In the meantime the top one percent pays about 39% of all income taxes while earning about 19% of all income. That's not balanced, so more balance is okay with me.

Quote: " ...part of what I'm hoping to introduce as the next president is a new ethic of responsibility where we say that if you're laying off workers, the least you can do when you're making $25 million a year is give up some of your compensation and some of your bonuses ... That kind of notion of shared benefits and burdens is something that I think has been lost for too long, and it's something that I'd like to see restored." - Barack Obama December 7, 2008

Fact: In the mind of Comrade Obama, this means "restored" by government edict. First, government control over executive compensation; next, government control over ALL compensation. Government will control prices and salaries just to be fair. When businesses are privately owned but are controlled by the government, it is called Fascism. That would make Comrade Obama a Fascist.

Another "See I told you so."

Argentina's Auto "Crisis"

And here is the Government solution: Automakers in Argentina have been mandated to sell basic models of their cars AT COST through state-subsidized loans in a plan to protect jobs.

Does this sound familiar?

Each automaker will be required to offer two of its most economic models for the plan, while the government will provide three different financing packages with interest rates much lower than market rates, to be funded by the SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM.

First Argentina moved to seize private pension plans and blend them into their social security system. Sound familiar? Now they will be using their social security system to finance the automakers.

Coming soon to the Peoples' Republic of the United States!

The Big Three's real union problem

Jonathan Cutler, an associate professor of sociology at Wesleyan University, calls for unionizing the foreign automakers' U.S. plants.

More proof that education is not a substitute for intelligence and common sense.

Expect this to be another edict from Comrade Obama.

Obama unveils 21st Century New Deal

This sounds like a rerun of the failed "New Deal" of the 1930s.

Maybe I'll get a job sleeping…I mean, raking leaves in a National Forest.

Obama Can't Give Straight Answer about Smoking

How are we expected to trust this guy on important issues.

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama failed to give a straight answer when asked on a U.S. talkshow on Sunday whether he had managed to quit smoking.

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" program, interviewer Tom Brokaw told Obama he had ducked answering the question during an interview last month with ABC's Barbara Walters.

Noting that the White House was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, "Have you stopped smoking?"

"I have," Obama replied, smiling broadly. "What I said was that there are times where I have fallen off the wagon."

"Wait a minute," Brokaw interjected, "that means you haven't stopped."

"Fair enough," Obama said. "What I would say is that I have done a terrific job under the circumstances of making myself much healthier. You will not see any violations of these rules in the White House."

It's a simple question: "Have you stopped smoking?" A yes or no answer will suffice. I would have asked the follow-up question: "How does continuing to smoke make you "much healthier?"

Hey, this political hack will probably rape the tobacco companies to fund a special White House anti-smoking program.

Obama: Don't stock up on guns

As gun sales shoot up around the country, President-elect Barack Obama said gun-owning Americans do not need to rush out and stock up before he is sworn in next month.

"I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the second amendment," Obama said at a news conference. "Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear. I said that throughout the campaign. I haven't indicated anything different during the transition. I think people can take me at my word."

Yea, right!

Prior to his campaign for president, his record as a state legislator and as a U.S. Senator shows he voted for the most stringent forms of gun control, the most Draconian legislation, gun bans, ammunition bans and even an increase in federal excise taxes up to 500 percent for every gun and firearm sold.

Obama unveils $1 trillion economic stimulus package

Obama warned "things are going to get worse before they get better" as he outlined details of an economic stimulus package that could reach $1 trillion.

Currently, Comrade Bush holds the spending record of any president. Comrade Obama will break that record right out of the gate.

Government grows exponentially and you, the taxpayers, will be footing the bill.

Liberals voice concerns about Obama

Liberals are growing increasingly nervous - and some just flat-out angry - that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices.

I have been saying right along that Comrade Obama can't be trusted. I am still waiting for him to give straight answers to straight questions. His mindless myrmidons will be learning an important lesson.

Court won't review Obama's eligibility to serve

The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.


Allegedly Americans voted back the entire Congress (with 17 seats changing in the House out of 435) who approved this looting of the American people. So, why on earth would there be a taxpayer revolt? Americans were so happy with the performance of Congress (who had an approval rating of about 17% before the pretend elections) - they rehired 99% of the same people who are destroying this country! We're right back to where we were before the pretend election with the same Congress and people think there's going to be change?

Over the past few decades, Americans haven't saved, but spent themselves into massive debt.

Congress critters continue to appear on cable networks talking about how the auto industry CEOs need to give them a plan so they can unlawfully dole out loans. Not one of them except Ron Paul has firmly stated that the U.S. Constitution forbids Congress from acting as a bank giving lines of credit, owning banks, bailing out private industry (auto and insurance) and dictating employment terms to private corporations.

The level of lawlessness out in Washington, DC, is breath taking and will bring the entire economy to complete and total ruin because there's no one to stop it. Congress is running amok as if the U.S. Constitution doesn't exist. There's no president to stop this massive looting using veto power. No checks and balances any longer.

No new "stimulus" packages being thrown around by Pelosi and Obama will make a damn bit of difference. Using borrowed money to try and bail out a dead economy is simply more lunacy. Congress destroyed our major job sectors (ag, manufacturing, industrial) with all these "free" trade treaties - BOTH parties. Neither have done a thing to stop the destruction by getting America out of NAFTA, CAFTA and GATT. Their only solution is to borrow more money from the privately owned FED, slap all Americans with the interest and dole out more borrowed, worthless currency in an effort to plug the dam that is about to burst.

But, I guess this is all okay with the American people because they allegedly rehired the same crooks, not just CON-gress, but the state legislatures as well.

My home state is over run with illegal aliens bankrupting the taxpayers. THAT is why I left California. BILLIONS of dollars fleeced from the hard working people of California every year to support somewhere around 8 MILLION illegal aliens who have no right to anything except being deported, but are given free medical treatment in hospitals, bankrupting them from one end of the state to the other. Crowding California's class rooms with kids who have NO right to be in the state, much less sucking off the system. From medical treatment to food stamps, education and stealing jobs that belong to natural born and naturalized citizens, to filling the state prisons, illegals are stealing the resources of that state with the blessing of the taxpayers who voted back in the same crooks, cowards and criminals into the state house last month.

The Obama citizenship controversy is reaching a full head of steam.

Obama has hired three law firms. Not three lawyers, but three law firms to defend him against this growing legal quagmire. I predict it won't be long before even Obama's staunchest supporters begin asking hard questions: Why not produce a real COLB? Why can't you refute beyond any doubt the valid and solid allegations in Leo's lawsuit that you, Mr. Obama, were not a natural born citizen at birth? All this can come to a halt by just proving these Americans wrong, Mr. Obama. Why do you refuse to release your records from Columbia? Is it because you obtained funding as a foreign student as has been alleged? The list goes on about this man who has managed to keep all records of his life sealed up nice and tight. There's a reason and anyone not drowning in denial knows why.

Obama is now a private citizen. Thankfully for this country he has resigned his unlawful seat in the U.S. Senate. He is also creating a constitutional stand off and an on going legal crisis. It can all go away tomorrow, but it won't. Obama is still gambling he can bluff his way into the Oval Office. Oops, there's one other legal obstacle: the electoral college. They vote December 15, 2008. But, wait! It now is confirmed that one of the electoral college delegates scheduled to vote on that date from the late, great State of California is deceased! No, you can't make this stuff up:

"A lawyer playing a major part in a California lawsuit urging officials to prevent the state's 55 Electoral College votes from being recorded for Barack Obama until questions about his citizenship are resolved has written to county clerks around the state, seeking an investigation into a process that has allowed a dead woman to be listed as an official elector."

Not only have we the people been cheated by vote fraud for the past 30+ years, but now due to the diligence of dedicated Americans, we find the electoral college delegates may also be a con job.

The next big event is tomorrow when all nine Supreme Court justices meet in private to consider the merits of Leo's case. As it is a Friday, likely we won't hear anything until next week, but you never know because the clock is ticking. You can't tell me all nine justices are not aware of the importance of Leo's case and the huge controversy that has been boiling for months. They know the consequences of not granting Leo oral arguments and the consequences if they do. If they don't and Obama is sworn into office, the lawsuits will be non stop. If Obama is ruled ineligible, the potential for mass riots across this country is sadly very real. However, we cannot and must not allow what "might" happen due to Obama's deliberate conning of the American people keep us from pursuing the truth. Any negative consequences will be because of Obama's actions and his actions alone, not Americans who care about what's right.

How the Credit Crisis Will Change the Way America Does Business

There have been more than a dozen financial crises since the end of World War II. The aftermath of each was transitory, and markets rebounded rather quickly. The current crisis will be different; it will usher in profound and lasting structural, behavioral and regulatory changes. Here are some of the more important:

Risk modeling will lose popularity.

Financial concentration will gain even greater momentum and influence.

The end of an era of ballooning nonfinancial debt.

U.S. government borrowing will continue to swell, at least for a few years.

There is a silver lining:

Americans will begin to save again.

Regulatory reform of financial markets will carry high stakes.

Gay group organizes "Pink Christmas" in Amsterdam

A Dutch gay group said it has planned a "Pink Christmas" festival for the first time in Amsterdam, featuring a manger stall with two Josephs and two Marys.

Sept. 11 defendants: Make us "martyrs"

Five people accused of plotting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, have asked a judge at Guantanamo Bay to allow them to "confess" their guilt.

U.N. survey: Arabs read 4 pages a year

According to the study, Americans read an average of 11 books a year, with the average Briton reading eight books.

The U.N. survey reported that every year, one new book title is published per 12,000 people in the Arab world, as compared with one per 500 people in Britain. Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says Israel publishes more than 4,000 books a year, making Israel the second highest per-capita publisher in the world, after the People's Republic of China.

The United Nations Development Program Literacy Report for 2007-2008 listed Israel in 56th place for world literacy, with the Palestinian Authority coming in 80th, Jordan 84th, Lebanon 97th, Iran 114th, Syria 120th, and Egypt in 132nd place.

Zimbabwe: 230,000,000% Inflation Rate

New rule lifts ban on firearms in national parks

People will soon be able to carry concealed, loaded guns in most national parks and wildlife refuges.

The Bush administration said Friday it is overturning a 25-year-old federal rule that severely restricts loaded guns in national parks.

Under a rule to take effect in January, visitors will be able to carry a loaded gun into a park or wildlife refuge - but only if the person has a permit for a concealed weapon and if the state where the park or refuge is located also allows concealed firearms.

"If you can carry (a gun) on Main Street, you are allowed to carry in a national park," said Chris Paolino. a spokesman for the Interior Department.

Finally, national parks will be safer for law abiding citizens.

A group representing park rangers, retirees and conservation organizations said the rule change will lead to confusion for visitors, rangers and other law enforcement agencies.

I can see where marginally employable government employees would be confused.

Bill Wade, president of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees said, "This regulation will put visitors, employees and precious resources of the National Park System at risk. We will do everything possible to overturn it and return to a commonsense approach to guns in national parks that has been working for decades."

What is "commonsense" about not permitting law abiding citizens to protect themselves? Keep in mind that criminals don't obey gun bans, which puts everyone at risk.

And, apparently, the present gun ban hasn't been working anyway. Reports show that whether it is meth labs hidden amid lush forests or car prowls at trailheads, park rangers and forest officers are seeing an increasing amount of criminal behavior.

That fact was underscored by the July 11 slayings of a Seattle mother and daughter on a trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, killings that remain unsolved. The shootings of Mary Cooper, 56, and Susanna Stodden, 27, prompted hikers and campers to briefly stay away from the popular recreation areas near Mount Pilchuck at the height of camping season.

Park officers regularly encounter fugitives living deep in the backcountry who survive by stealing from campers.

Guns are an insurance policy. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

Schools get rid of 'F's

School districts eliminate policies that allow children to be given failing marks.

At public schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., high school students will no longer receive "F"s but instead will earn the letter "H" when their work falls woefully short.

Teacher binds hands, feet of black girls for slavery lesson

A white social studies teacher attempted to enliven a seventh-grade discussion of slavery by binding the hands and feet of two black girls.

Superintendent Brian Monahan said, "We encourage our teachers to deliver the curriculum in a variety of ways, to go beyond just reading the textbook. We don't want to discourage creativity. But this obviously went wrong because the student was upset."

So, in the mind of this obviously incompetent government school administrator, if the student wasn't upset, this activity would be OK.

More proof that if you, as a parent, turn your kids over to a pathetic government school, you should be charged with child abuse.

Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts: Mean cop tickets man racing wife to give birth

A man in Massachusetts is appealing a $100 ticket he got for driving to a hospital in the breakdown lane of a gridlocked Boston highway while his wife was in labor.

The trooper made them wait five to 10 minutes while he wrote a ticket for another car on Route 2 and asked to see Jennifer's belly to prove her pregnancy, then issued them a ticket.

Military to hire foreign Arabic speakers! 'The enemy within'?

Defense Secretary Gates has authorized the military services to recruit foreigners who have lived in the U.S. legally for at least two years to provide language skills "vital to the national interest."

Couple accused of sharing porn, pot with teenage son

A husband and wife are accused of smoking marijuana and watching pornography with their teenage son.

The prosecuting attorney found out about the parents' actions while detectives were investigating allegations the teenage son molested at least three young children.

Obama speechwriter photographed "groping" Hillary cardboard cutout

Asked about the photos, Favreau declined comment. A transition official said he had "reached out to Senator Clinton to offer an apology."

Clinton senior adviser Philippe Reines cast the photos as evidence of increased bonhomie between the formerly rival camps.

"Senator Clinton is pleased to learn of Jon's obvious interest in the State Department, and is currently reviewing his application," he said in an e-mail.

Obama White House asks applicants for positions: "please provide any other information ... that could ... be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the President-Elect."

I guess 27-year-old speechwriter, Jon Favreau, wasn't asked that question.

He can probably be placed in the Intern Department with Bill Clinton and John Edwards.

Tangled Web: Rangel's son got campaign cash

Rep. Charles Rangel steered nearly $80,000 in campaign cash to an Internet company run by his son - paying lavishly for a pair of political websites so poorly designed an expert estimated one should have cost no more than $100 to create.

Obama goes upscale in Hawaii for holiday

President-elect Barack Obama, returning to his home state of Hawaii for the holidays, plans a beachside vacation at one of Oahu's most exclusive properties.

In Florida, November's temperatures were more typical of December

A rapid-fire dose of cold fronts that have been pushing deep into Florida sent average morning low temperatures down nearly six degrees below normal for November.

The morning low temperatures for November actually were on average with a typical December.

Gainesville's average low last month was 44.4 degrees, while Ocala's was 47.7 degrees. Both were about six degrees below normal.

Wednesday morning's low temperature dipped to 28 degrees in both Ocala and Gainesville thanks to another cold front that slipped through the area early this week.

There were six days in November in Gainesville where the temperature was at or below 32 degrees. No other time in recorded weather records has that happened.

Manmade Global Warming is clearly a fraudulent scam.

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Russia declares Santa an 'illegal immigrant'

His unhealthy Western influence is not welcome in Russia. Speaker of the Russian Parliament Boris Gryzlov insisted Santa "get out of the profession, at least in Russia."

Obesity Pays: Dog Frozen to Sidewalk Saved by Fat

A dog weighing more than 120 pounds survived being frozen to a sidewalk overnight, probably because he was insulated by layers of fat.

2008 will be coolest year of the decade

Yet the Global Warming scam continues.

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"Cap-and-Trade" Equals "FRAUD"

If the Imperial Federal Government accuses your company of "over-polluting," the Government will tell you to buy credits from a company the Government decides is "under-polluting." Or, you will have the option to plant a few hundred trees somewhere.

This fraudulent scam will continue to fester.

Gulf Oil CEO Says Gas Could Hit One Dollar

Our idiotic Political Hacks in Washington are taking over the auto industry and are conditioning the bailout based on how many electric cars these companies are going to build while we're looking at one-dollar-a-gallon gasoline.

Someone had to ship it there

GM CEO Drives a Chevy Volt to Washington. Well…Sort Of.

This was nothing more than a huge PR stunt. They drove around the corner for the cameras with two old buffoons (a congressman and a senator) in the back seat. They were smiling like little kids in the toy cars at Disney World. What a farce!

They didn't need to ship a car to Washington to impress Nancy Pelosi, she's already on their bandwagon.

Political Hacks Force Government Money To Losing Corporate Ventures

Only 156 electric cars were sold in Great Britain so far this year.

Meanwhile, back at the trough, California Senator Diane Feinstein sent a little letter to some of her colleagues on Capitol Hill demanding that a share of any bailout money be spent on an upstart manufacturer of electric cars in San Jose.

Do you really want to trust government with your money? Consumers should pick the winners and losers in the marketplace, not the politicians.

O.J. gets juiced, 15 Years in Prison!

Minutes before his sentence, Simpson apologized to the judge and said he didn't mean to steal from anybody when he tried to retrieve memorabilia.

Annual Celebration Held In Boston

The lighting of Boston's official non-denominational holiday shrub.

Arnold busts California, won't stop benefits to illegal aliens!

California, the world's eighth largest economy, may pay vendors with IOUs for only the second time since the Great Depression.

Can't A Loser Ever Concede?

Not if you are marginally employable (most government employees) Al Franken. After the recount, he still comes up short. Now this madman wants a "systematic forensic search" for ballots that probably don't even exist!

Franken is proving himself to be a pathetic waste of oxygen. How about a "systematic forensic search" for Al Franken's brain?

'Lego' Terrorist Toys

A range of Lego-style fighting figurines - including an Islamic terrorist militant - has sparked outrage among Muslims.

Who Is Outraged On Google

The winner: peace loving Muslims.

"Muslims Outraged" 12,200 hits.

"Christians Outraged" 1,270 hits

"Jews Outraged" 7,490 hits

"Buddhists Outraged" 292 hits.

"Hindus Outraged" 291 hits.

"Atheists Outraged" 866 hits

"Wiccans Outraged" 8 hits

"Democrats Outraged" 2,950 hits

"Republicans Outraged" 2,010 hits

"Libertarians Outraged" 302 hits

"Postal Workers Outraged" 3 hits

"Yoga Instructors Outraged" 0 hits

Let's End Drug Prohibition

Most Americans agreed that alcohol suppression was worse than alcohol consumption.

Absolutely correct!

Edwards Endorses Obama For Staff Position

Put him in charge of the interns. Wait, Bill Clinton wanted that job.

French businessman names soda drink after Barack Obama

Creator, Jean-Jacques Attisso has made 100 cans simply by sticking his labels on cans of energy drink.

Why does the word "fraud" keep following Obama?

Gun Sales Increase 42% After Election

Do you wonder why?

Free Plaxico Burress

New York City's gun law is unconstitutional.

New York Giants star receiver Plaxico Burress is facing a mandatory 3½ years in prison and the end of his football career. His crime? Not having a license, which New York City never would have issued him, for the exercise of his constitutional right to bear arms.

Charlotte Observer: "November Was Coldest in 32 Years; What's Ahead?"

This November, in fact, was the fifth-coldest since records started being kept in Charlotte, in October 1878.

The low on Nov. 22 at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport was 13 degrees, the earliest it ever has been that cold in Charlotte.

The Global Warming Scam continues!

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Obama "green" plan would destroy 900,000 net jobs

Nowhere is it mentioned that these "green-collar jobs" would be terribly costly, and that the planned "investments" are really just subsidies. Things that require subsidies aren't competitive in the market, and thus aren't profitable.

Shut Up Bernanke! Dow loses nearly 2,300 when Bernanke talks

In last six months, 65 percent of days when Fed chairman speaks show market declines, including three of worst drops in history.

Teacher forces teen to question being "straight"

The mother of a Wisconsin teenager was stunned when her high school senior brought home a questionnaire assigned by his English teacher that asked, among several provocative questions, "Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?"

The student was struggling to answer the following questions:

What do you think caused your heterosexuality?

When and how did you decide you were a heterosexual?

Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?

Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?

Do your parents know that you are straight? Do your friends and/or roommate(s) know? How did they react?

Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Can't you just be who you are and keep it quiet?

Why do heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into their lifestyles?

A disproportionate majority of child molesters are heterosexual. So you consider it safe to expose children to heterosexual teachers?

With all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?

Statistics show that lesbians have the lowest incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. Is it really safe for a woman to maintain a heterosexual lifestyle and run the risk of disease and pregnancy?

Considering the menace of overpopulation, how could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual?

Would you want your child to be heterosexual, knowing the problems that s/he would face?

What does this questionnaire have to do with English class?

Keep sending your kids to government schools.

Self-Embedding Disorder: Teens Putting Nails, Paper Clips in Bodies

Some troubled teens are embedding nails, paper clips, bits of rock, glass and even crayons in their bodies as a way to cope with disturbing thoughts and feelings.

Some studies suggest that 13 to 24 percent of high school students in the U.S. and Canada have practiced deliberate self-injury at least once.

"Patients will usually have reported behavior that includes cutting and even ingesting things like battery acid and Drano (drain cleaner) before they engage in self-embedding."

Byrd's office explores constitutionality of Hillary serving as secretary of state

The Senate's senior member and staunchest constitutional advocate on the Democratic side of the aisle, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, is exploring whether Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) is eligible to become secretary of state in the Obama administration.

Hasn't Byrd figured out yet that the Constitution doesn't matter to Obama and his power grabbing cronies?

How Large Is A Trillion

If you were counting right now, one, two, three, four, five, six, it would take you 32 days to get to a million. It would take you 32 years to count to a billion. It would take you 32,000 years to count to a trillion.

The Government tosses trillions of dollars around like Monopoly money.

Start counting, it's your money.

Kenneth City, Florida city council is proposing a "neatness" ordinance

The proposal basically sets standards for upkeep and appearance and gives town officials the right to enter homes. If the owner refuses to allow the official to enter, the town can go to a judge for an "administrative search warrant" to allow access to the interior of buildings.

Angry residents likened the proposal to rules created by Communist or Nazi dictatorships. One person said the result would be to create a network of spies to snitch on neighbors to council members and other town officials.

Remember, to political hacks, your Constitutional rights don't matter anymore. That's "change."

Still unprepared against terror

Why was India -- a nation that has suffered enormously from terrorism in the past seven years -- unprepared for the Mumbai attacks? And why are America, Britain and most of the rest of the civilized world equally unprepared?

At the UN, Islamic states have successfully pushed through a resolution criminalizing "blasphemy," i.e., criticism of Islam, while ignoring one that was introduced denouncing violence committed in the name of religion. That in itself is telling.

Chrysler exec: failure could spark depression

Talk about fear mongering.

Amanda Carpenter (really hot babe) says the Big Three are mastering the art of fear mongering.

Officials from General Motors, Chrysler and Ford are using words like "catastrophic" and "depression" to describe the nation's economic future if lawmakers refuse to give their companies a taxpayer funded bailout.

In a recent poll, 61% of Americans oppose government assistance for the automakers.

But that doesn't matter to political hacks like Nancy Pelosi who is still preaching that bankruptcy is "not an option."

Translation: Bankruptcy isn't a political option. Bailout is. After all, you can buy more votes with a bailout.

One logical question: If bankruptcy isn't an option, why are there bankruptcy courts?

And let's not forget the Jobs Bank Program.

Thousands of laid-off union member auto workers are paid $31 an hour to do nothing all day. If Congress goes ahead with an auto industry bailout, American taxpayers may have to pay for thousands of laid off auto workers to literally do nothing all year.

This program is likely to continue if Congress approves a $25 billion bailout of the industry.

There is one solution. Bankruptcy.

General Motors doomed: Plan submitted to Congress propaganda

The restructuring plan comes up short on the most fundamental question. Will this company actually make money? Just look at the details - or what details are lacking.

Nowhere in the document does GM lay out, year by year, its own projected market share. This is perhaps the most critical part of any business plan. The kind of thing you learn in the first day of business school.

No wonder those executives are willing to work for a dollar a year. They aren't even worth that.

Obama shelves oil company "Windfall Profits" tax after prices fall

All because the price of oil has dropped below $80 a barrel. But the profit margins are still the same.

It was politically convenient and all about wealth envy and blaming the evil rich oil companies when prices were high.

Russian warship to cross Panama Canal for the first time since WWII

Russia pushing ahead with a symbolic projection of Moscow's power in a traditional U.S. zone of influence.

The President of Italy Wants the G8 to "Regulate The Internet"

Government loves to "regulate."

Bill Clinton wants role in Obama administration

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Super Ambassador!

Clinton could be named as a sort of super-ambassador on a specific issue like India, or on a broad topic like restoring goodwill for the United States abroad.

The extortion and corruption continues in Washington as now Obama has to pay back the Clintons.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Congressman: Obama's Senate Replacement Must Be Black

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill. said it would be a "national disgrace" if Obama's seat were not filled by an African American.

What about actual qualifications? None of this could possibly be about race.

Drug addicted prisoners receive compensation for being forced to go cold turkey

You get arrested and your drugs are taken away from you. Did you know that this is a breach of your human rights?

It took 90 minutes for Daily News to "steal" Empire State Building

The massive rip-off illustrates a gaping loophole in the city's system for recording deeds, mortgages and other transactions.

The News swiped the 102-story Art Deco skyscraper by drawing up a batch of bogus documents, making a fake notary stamp and filing paperwork with the city to transfer the deed to the property.

Some of the information was laughable: Original "King Kong" star Fay Wray is listed as a witness and the notary shared a name with bank robber Willie Sutton.

Family of man trampled by shoppers sue Wal-Mart

The family of a worker trampled to death in a crush of bargain hunters filed a wrongful-death lawsuit, claiming store ads "created an atmosphere of competition and anxiety."

So now it is the fault of the ads. Just like some people think McDonald's ads are responsible for overweight people.

Why sue Walmart and not the actual people who did the trampling? Allegedly, there is video of the incident. The difference is Walmart has the deep pockets.

Blackwater joins fight against sea piracy

At least these guys know how to get the job done.

Rastafarian can sue Jiffy Lube for religious discrimination

A Rastafarian man who refused to shave off his beard or cut his hair to comply with a Jiffy Lube employee grooming policy can take his religious discrimination case to trial.

The Rastafarian "faith" urges followers to let their hair grow unbridled. Many grow their hair into long, matted strands called dreadlocks to express a oneness with nature.

Bush failed to rein in lenders

Banks torpedoed rules that could have saved them.

The Bush administration backed off proposed crackdowns on no-money-down, interest-only mortgages years before the economy collapsed, buckling to pressure from some of the same banks that have now failed. It ignored remarkably prescient warnings that foretold the financial meltdown.

We've Been Threatened by the Big Three

Hand over taxpayer funds or we're going to bail. Auto executives offered a series of mostly symbolic moves. No plan. No changes to their failing business models. Just give us your money or else.

Sounds like extortion to me. With arrogance like this, I say let them fail.

Or even better, the magic word is bankruptcy. Under Chapter 11, all outstanding contracts that are making it difficult for these automakers to compete and survive would or could be cancelled, and that includes the contracts with the United Auto Workers.

Nancy Pelosi doesn't like that. She said, "I think it's pretty clear that bankruptcy is not an option."

Why you may ask? There are too many union votes to buy.

The capitalist system, free enterprise, has lifted more people out of poverty than any other economic system ever devised by man. Freedom works and that means the freedom to fail if you don't live up to consumer expectations or if you permitted yourself to enter into unprofitability by idiotic union agreements and products that consumers don't want.

Al Franken - The Magician

Elections officials magically found nearly 200 ballots they claim were not counted. He claims that he is now behind by only 50 votes. Al The Magnificent will snap his fingers and "find" a few more ballots.

Isn't it wonderful how political hacks can make ballots magically appear?

Flint, MI Mother of 10 Looks to Community for Help

Latrica Ryan is a 29-year-old single stay-at-home mother of 10 children ranging from 2 months to 13 years old. Even without a car, Ryan manages to stay involved in her children's school life, volunteering and meeting with teachers to check on their progress.

Don't you think she should have looked for "help" before she downloaded 10 kids she obviously couldn't afford to raise?

"With 10 kids and no vehicle, Latrica Ryan is used to juggling."

Do you think she could find a way to juggle a job into her life?

Activist moves homeless into foreclosures in South Florida

"Max Rameau delivers his sales pitch like a pro."

"He also breaks into the homes he shows. And his clients don't have a dime for a down payment."

Isn't that what got us into this "crisis" in the first place?

"He is helping homeless people illegally move into foreclosed homes."

There is an upstanding citizen for you. He breaks the law and the media acknowledges him like he is some sort of hero.

Mumbai massacre proves gun control works - for terrorists

India's strict gun control laws were quite effective in killing more than a hundred innocent citizens and police officers.

Lesson #1: Don't bring a bamboo stick to a gunfight.

Lesson #2: Terrorists and criminals don't obey gun control laws.

We have seen just how well gun control laws worked out for the innocent people of Mumbai, and perhaps it is time for the citizens of New York City, Washington DC, and Chicago to learn from the example and demand the repeal of their cities' gun laws.

Terrorists took cocaine to stay awake during assault

The heavily built men, who had undergone training at a special marine camp established by the Lashkar-e-Taibat terrorist group in Pakistan, also used steroids to build a tougher physique.

S.F. Jewish activist thrown down elevator shaft after Arabic class?

It was a bizarre and abrupt way to die for a man who, by all accounts, went at life full-bore and was fit and agile from riding his bicycle everywhere he went.

Fire Extinguishers banned as a fire safety hazard

Romans also tried bailouts

Every generation convinces itself that it's living in a "new era," where "all the rules have changed," and consequently stumbles into the same potholes which swallowed countless ancestors.

N.Y. demands permit for outdoor Xmas trees

Those New York residents who are considering decorating a Christmas tree in front of their homes in the city limits should think twice.

Holiday trees become illegal once the traditional ornaments and Christmas lights are added.

$6M Illinois tutoring center assists only athletes

At the University of Illinois, being an athlete gets you access to a $6 million facility with oversized leather chairs and Oriental rugs.

You education tax dollars at work.

Save The Hungry Children

Let's look at the studies.

"Activists" head out there with their pollsters and start asking questions. The questions are cleverly worded like: "Have any of your children complained about being hungry during the last year?"

It doesn't matter how much money you make, if you have a child, chances are that you child is going to say "I'm hungry" at least once a week.

Presto! You have your statistic. Another child was hungry.

The Department of Agriculture reported, that 691,000 children went hungry in America in 2007.

But now that you know the rest of the story about how they actually conduct these studies, that doesn't sound so bad.

By the way, look at all of the overweight kids who are going hungry.

The Bailout - The Historical Perspective

The bailout has cost more than all of these big budget government expenditures - combined:

Marshall Plan: Cost: $12.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $115.3 billion
Louisiana Purchase: Cost: $15 million, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $217 billion
Race to the Moon: Cost: $36.4 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $237 billion
S&L Crisis: Cost: $153 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $256 billion
Korean War: Cost: $54 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $454 billion
The New Deal: Cost: $32 billion (Est), Inflation Adjusted Cost: $500 billion (Est)
Invasion of Iraq: Cost: $551b, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $597 billion
Vietnam War: Cost: $111 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $698 billion
NASA: Cost: $416.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $851.2 billion

TOTAL: $3.92 trillion

That is $686 billion less than the cost of the credit crisis thus far.

The only single American event in history that even comes close to matching the cost of the credit crisis is World War II: Original Cost: $288 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $3.6 trillion.

It's only our money.

CT Legislators Want State To Subsidize Newspapers

Just what we need, more government control of the press/media.

Homeowner Manages To Wrestle Gun from Men Who Tried To Rob Him

During the home invasion, he shot them both.

Farmer defies government by draining wetlands

Armed with a tractor or a backhoe, Alvin Peterson moves dirt to drain prairie potholes on his land, saying he's putting the land back to the way God intended.

"They've done this in a sneaky way-you'd think you were living in Russia," Alvin Peterson said. "I've had trouble with them ever since they stole this land from my father."

Can you say private property rights?

U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States

There are critics of the change, in the military and among civil liberties groups and libertarians who express concern that the new homeland emphasis threatens to strain the military and possibly undermine the Posse Comitatus Act, a 130-year-old federal law restricting the military's role in domestic law enforcement.

Our founding fathers said there would be no standing army is because the federal government has no place in your town. The power to order troops with weapons in your neighborhood must not ever be in the hands of the President or the congress. It must be in the hand of the individual governors. Our founders knew this could happen.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Police Treatment of Journalist Prompts Outcry in France

The knocks on his door came at 6:40 a.m., Vittorio de Filippis recalled, when Paris was still dark and he was fast asleep. Three police officers -- a pair of men and a woman, all wearing armbands -- had come to take him in.

By the time his ordeal ended five hours later, about 11:30 a.m. Friday, the journalist wrote, he had been manhandled, handcuffed, humiliated in front of his sons, twice forced to strip and submit to body cavity searches and interrogated without lawyers by an investigating magistrate.

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

Pirates attack cruise ship

A luxury cruise ship carrying dozens of British passengers has been attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia, en route to Oman.

From oil tankers to cruise ships. What's next?

UN climate talks to create 13,000 tons of carbon

Staging a global forum on climate change is a dilemma, as it adds to the very problem it is trying to solve. Around 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be added to the Earth's greenhouse effect from the December 1-12 meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Global Warming scam continues.

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Legislators ignore ethics rules, enjoy high life on Citibank's dime

High-ranking members of Congress were flown to a lush Caribbean resort for a three-day conference planned and paid for by several of the country's most powerful corporations.

Remember, It's our money.

Photographer: Cops would not fire guns as terrorists slaughtered civilians

"At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, 'Shoot them, they're sitting ducks!' but they just didn't shoot back."

"What is the point if having policemen with guns if they refuse to use them? I only wish I had a gun rather than a camera."

Data Analysis: Teens Are Too Sure Of Themselves

Is there such a thing as having too much self-esteem? Data collected over the past three decades shows today's high school seniors.

A new analysis of data collected over the past three decades shows that today's high school seniors are more likely than ever to think that they'll be terrific mates, parents and employees.

Like the housing bubble, we're on the verge of a self-esteem bubble that could burst.

Mumbai gunman captured alive spills beans on terror plot details

His name is Azam Amir Kasav, he is 21 years old, speaks fluent English, hails from Pakistan, and is the only terrorist to have been captured alive.

"I do not want to die," he reportedly said.

But it seems the police grilling was so intense that before he left the hospital for an undisclosed location, he pleaded with the police and the medical staff to kill him. "Now, I don't want to live," he said.

Mall tells Salvation Army Ringers to quiet down (But loud, grating music allowed by drive-bys!)

Salvation Army bell ringers were silenced this season inside a Maryland mall after complaints from neighboring merchants. Valley Mall in Hagerstown told the charity to replace the clappers inside their bells with paper clips for a quieter ring.

Worker trampled to death in Wal-Mart stampede

A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart this morning.

Tis the season of joy and friendship? That's why I choose to avoid shopping as much as possible during the Christmas season. I don't want to get mauled at the malls.

Chicago defies 2nd Amendment

Since the Supreme Court upheld the individual right to own guns, one municipality with handgun bans after another has faced reality. Then there is Chicago, which is being sued for violating the 2nd Amendment but refuses to confront the possibility that what the Supreme Court said may apply to this side of the Appalachians.

GM considers chopping brands, including Pontiac, Hummer

In addition to the storied Pontiac brand, Hummer and Saab, the review reportedly included the Saturn brand.

Terrorists kill man who gave them water

After killing two security personnel in the terrace of the Cama Hospital in Mumbai, terrorists escaped to the housing quarters where they killed two, even their benefactor who had served them water when asked for.

Attacks a message aimed at Obama

This is a devastating assault on India, its democracy, its way of life and its brilliant economy, all of which excite envy and hatred from Islamic extremists. But it is also a message from Terror Central to Barack Obama.

Billboard surprise for burglar

Rule number one of burglary is 'don't get yourself photographed'. Probably coming in somewhere around rule number 437, meanwhile, is 'don't make an enemy of someone who owns billboards all around your city'.

The thief was caught on camera stealing expensive equipment, but he'd picked the wrong target - because now the billboard company he was stealing from has plastered his image around Aukland, New Zealand's largest city, seeking his capture.

The thief had had one piece of good luck: If he had tried stealing the transformers at night 'when they have 50,000 volts going through them - he'd be dead.'

Scientist: The price of dissent on global warming

David Bellamy is a botanist, author of 35 books, and has presented 400 television programs.

According to official data, in every year since 1998, world temperatures have been getting colder, and in 2002 Arctic ice actually increased. Why, then, do we not hear about that?

I've seen evidence, which I believe, that says there has not been a rise in global temperature since 1998, despite the increase in carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere. This makes me think the global warmers are telling lies: CO2 is not the driver. Climate change is all about cycles. It's a natural thing and has always happened. When the Romans lived in Britain they were growing very good red grapes and making wine on the borders of Scotland. It was evidently a lot warmer.

If you were sitting next to me 10,000 years ago, we'd be under ice. So thank God for global warming for ending that ice age; we wouldn't be here otherwise.

People such as former American vice-president Al Gore say that millions of us will die because of global warming, which I think is a pretty stupid thing to say if you've got no proof. And my opinion is that there is absolutely no proof that CO2 has anything to do with any impending catastrophe. The science has, quite simply, gone awry.

In fact, it's not even science any more; it's anti-science.

There's no proof, it's just projections, and if you look at the models people such as Gore use, you can see they cherry-pick the ones that support their beliefs.

Global warming is part of a natural cycle and there's nothing we can actually do to stop these cycles. The world is now facing spending a vast amount of money in tax to try to solve a problem that doesn't actually exist.

Man-made global warming is a hoax.

Scientists organize on Capitol Hill to challenge global warming

Climate change skeptics on Capitol Hill are quietly watching a growing accumulation of global cooling science and other findings that could signal that the science behind global warming may still be too shaky to warrant cap-and-trade legislation.

The U.S. annual mean temperature has fluctuated for decades and has only risen 0.21 degrees since 1930, which is caused by fluctuating solar activity levels and ocean temperatures, not carbon emissions.

Bush Pardons Turkeys

His other pardons include people who were:

Convicted of aiding and abetting the theft of government property. (Multiple)

Sentenced for misapplication of bank funds.

Sentenced for making false entries, books, reports or statements to a bank.

Convicted of bank embezzlement. (Multiple)

Receiving kickbacks in defense procurement contracts. (Multiple)

Possessing stolen mail.

Making a false statement to the Department of Housing and Urban Development to obtain a mortgage.

Conspiracy to make false statements on a loan application. (Multiple)

Yet Comrade Bush can't find the time to pardon border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean who are serving prison sentences for doing their jobs.

So much for supporting the people who are protecting and defending our borders.

As mortgages went bad executives cashed out

While subprime lender New Century was failing, key executives continually changed their stock trading plans and often sold within days of colleagues' trades.

First White House Chrismukkah cards accidentally sent

White House Hanukkah card has Christmas tree on front.

A picture of a Christmas tree is not the first thing you would expect to see on an invitation to an event celebrating Hanukkah, but that is exactly what American Jewish leaders got in the mail.

Reporter confronts Obama on "change" after selecting Clinton appointees

"But understand where the vision for change comes from first and foremost. It comes from me. That's my job - is to provide a vision in terms of where we are going"

Automakers' job program pays laid-off workers to do nothing

If Congress moves forward with an auto industry bailout, American taxpayers may have to pay for thousands of laid off auto workers to literally do nothing all year.

Thousands of laid-off auto workers get paid $31 an hour to sit around and do nothing all year under a controversial program that could continue even if American taxpayers bail out the American auto industry.

You tax dollars at work or not at work as the case may be.

Fiery Czech poised to lead EU

Vaclav Klaus says the global warming fight has contributed to the financial crisis, branded Al Gore an "apostle of arrogance," and accused the EU of acting like a communist state.

Russian professor says U.S. will break up after economic crisis

A professor at the diplomatic academy of Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the U.S. will break into six parts because of the nation's financial crisis.

"Dissatisfaction is growing, and it is only being held back at the moment by the elections, and the hope" that President- elect Barack Obama "can work miracles," he said. "But when spring comes, it will be clear that there are no miracles."

Great myth of the 'New Deal': Depression plan prolonged slump

Contrary to popular wisdom, the New Deal never came close to ending the great slump of the 1930s. And many experts believe its creator, FDR, actually made it much, much worse.

Why don't we hang pirates anymore?

A society that erases the memory of how it overcame barbarism in the past inevitably loses sight of the meaning of civilization, and the means of sustaining it.

Criminal bailout of friends expands to trillions! No oversight!

The U.S. government is prepared to lend more than $7.4 trillion on behalf of American taxpayers, or half the value of everything produced in the nation last year.

American public flunks basic civics

Americans slouch into the 21st Century -- a free and confident people blissfully unaware of how we got here or how we shall continue our 232-year-old tradition of limited self-government.

Fully 71 percent of Americans flunked a 33-question civic-literacy survey conducted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Just 49 percent of rank-and-file Americans can identify the legislature, executive, and judiciary as our three branches of government.

Forty percent of college graduates have no idea that corporate profits equal revenues minus expenses. (Thus, congressional demagoguery about "windfall profits" falls on sympathetic ears.) Only 24 percent of college grads realize that the First Amendment forbids the establishment of an official U.S. religion.

Amazingly enough, this sample's 164 self-identified elected officials know even less than laymen. They averaged only 44, as the blind lead the bland. Among office holders, 30 percent did not know that the Declaration of Independence heralds "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

However, we the people closely follow popular culture here in the United States of "American Idol." Only 21 percent of respondents correctly identified Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address as the source of the words "government of the people, by the people, for the people." But 56 percent properly named Paula Abdul as a judge on the karaoke sensation "American Idol."

And you wonder why I describe our recent elections as "American Idol Beauty Pageants."

Obama's state secret: His birth certificate!

So much for those pledges of "open government."

So much for those promises of "change."

So much for his upcoming oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.

Barack Hussein Obama is still refusing to disclose to the American public something as innocent and as basic as his full, undoctored birth certificate to establish beyond any shadow of a doubt - and that doubt is growing daily - that he is a natural-born American citizen.

Do you believe the American people have a right to know for certain their next president is constitutionally eligible for the job?

If the Constitution is not taken seriously as concerns the eligibility of the president, is it likely to be taken seriously in other matters?

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "We are inheriting a, um, array of problems unlike any that any president has faced, maybe since Franklin Roosevelt in 1932. It's not going to be easy, and it's not going to be quick." - David Axelrod, the campaign director for Barack Obama

Quote: "This may be a long haul. 2009 is going to be a very, very hard year. Some economists are saying we're not going to get out of this for two years. Others are saying it's going to be three or four, maybe five years. We all have to be very careful about the expectations that we are putting on this man, our president-elect. If we all assume that it's going to be the first hundred days, we're going to be disappointed." - Former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich

Quote: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." - Rahm Emanuel

Fact: "Yes we can" is rapidly becoming "No we can't." All we hear from The Chosen One and his cohorts are excuses.

Executive Management Qualifications

Would you hire the best auto executive in the world if he could repair the problem with the American auto industry but demands $100 million dollars a year in income?

Or, would you rather hire somebody who doesn't have a clue as to what they're doing but is willing to earn less than $400,000?

Political hacks using wealth envy will kill the American auto industry.

Study: Global warming predictions are overestimated

How could that happen? Could Al Gore and The Chosen One, Comrade Obama be wrong?

Eric Holder wanted Web speech limits

As a result of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, then-Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder suggested more speech restrictions on the Web.

Government censorship coming soon to your computer all in the name of "safety."

Study: Banning fast-food TV ads could dent obesity

A little less "I'm Lovin' It" could put a significant dent in the problem of childhood obesity, suggests a new study that attempts to measure the effect of TV fast-food ads.

It is not the TV commercials, it is what parents feed their kids. It all comes down to bad parenting.

"Global economic reordering" as U.S. declines

U.S. economic and political clout will decline over the next two decades and the world will be more dangerous, with food and water scarce and advanced weapons plentiful, U.S. spy agencies project.

NY elementary school is renamed for Obama

What has Obama accomplished other than get himself elected?

Warning: This is Obama's mantra, take from those who have achieved and give to those who haven't. Soon nothing will remain named Martin Luther King. Boulevards and schools will soon change to Barack Obama Boulevards and schools.

Get Ready For The North American Union And The Amero Coin

Christmas Carols Declared "Noise Pollution"

I suppose that would depend on who is singing the Carols.

"Noise pollution?" How about annoying people on cell phones?

Go Figure: Every Time Government Talks Bailout, The Market Tanks

Dow drops 445 points, 10% loss in 2 days

Stocks again plunged in the final hour of trading today, after flirting with gains following news a bailout deal for automakers might have been reached.

In eight weeks we will be viewing the coronation of a new president that is clearly not fond of capitalism. Barack Obama wrote of his flirtations with Marxism during his college years. His campaign rhetoric parroted many Marxist maxims. In fact, Comrade Obama has never praised the role of business and entrepreneurs in the American economy or made any pro-capitalism statements.

Report: China might buy GM, Chrysler

Chinese carmakers SAIC and Dongfeng have plans to acquire GM and Chrysler, China's 21st Century Business Herald reports.

Canada court: Obese have "right" to 2 airline seats

The high court declined to hear an appeal by Canadian airlines of a government decision that people who are "functionally disabled by obesity" deserve to have two seats for one fare

Do people with multiple personalities "have a right" to multiple separate seats? Airlines should charge passengers in the same manner of other shipping and transportation businesses, by the pound. That's "fair."

U.N. agency says Iran has enough nuclear fuel for one weapon

Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material to make a single atom bomb, according to nuclear experts analyzing the latest report from global atomic inspectors.

Europe backing off on Kyoto?

Italy and Germany agree that measures to cut greenhouse gases shouldn't weigh on the economy.

At least Italy and Germany recognize the Global Warming scam.

Daschle To Be New Health Czar

You will get exactly what you voted for.

Obama will "mandate" that you purchase health insurance. Next he will solve the automobile "crisis" and "mandate" that every citizen purchase a new Ford, Chevy or Chrysler.

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Foreign Aid Money Spent on $23 Million Art Ceiling at U.N. Human Rights Council

$700 Billion Not Even Close

The total outstanding balance for all US mortgages that have been incorporated into mortgage-backed securities is $6.6 trillion.

The outstanding balances on these securitized mortgages accounts for 59 percent of all money now owed by Americans on home mortgages, which is $11.2 trillion.

Who are these political hacks trying to kid with these bailout scams?

Hold onto your wallets!

The Financial "Crisis" Tab Is Already In The Trillions

$4.28 trillion to be exact. To put this into perspective: That's $4,284,500,000,000 and more than what was spent on WW II, if adjusted for inflation, based on our computations from a variety of estimates and sources.

GM Buying Ads Supporting The Bailout

They should be utilizing their time and money bailing themselves out.

Zogby Poll On Obama Voters

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

71.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet.....

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Our founding fathers were indeed wise people: There is no constitutional right to vote in a presidential election.

Obama seeks immediate action to curb emissions

In his first speech on global warming since winning the election, Obama promised to set stringent limits on greenhouse gases, saying the need is too urgent for delay.

The Global Warming Fraud Will Continue and Escalate.

Obama also made a point of backing technologies that many environmentalists despise - nuclear power and "clean coal," which involves trapping and storing underground the emissions from coal-burning power plants.

Is this before or after he bankrupts the coal industry?

Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama in new audio message

Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri insulted Barack Obama in the terror group's first reaction to his election, calling him a "house negro" who does the bidding of whites.

Obama will setup an unconditional meeting and talk to these "leaders." That will solve everything.

Daschle to Become Health and Human Services Secretary

Daschle will be responsible for helping set health care policy. He supports a government-funded insurance program for the nation's uninsured.

Totalitarianism - The Witnesses Speak

Most Americans have had little or no teaching about totalitarianism, or about its conjoined twins, Communism and Nazism. Our schools do not teach about it, and our media, by and large, ignore it. When they do address it, it is to tell us that it does not exist.

Now, some of its victims and witnesses are speaking out. They are trying to warn the American people that what has happened in their former countries is rapidly approaching us, also.

'Constitutional crisis' looming over Obama's birth location

Alan Keyes lawsuit warns America may see 'usurper' in Oval Office

The California secretary of state should refuse to allow the state's 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until President-elect Barack Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office, alleges a California court petition filed on behalf of former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others.

The legal action today is just the latest is a series of challenges, some of which have gone as high as the U.S. Supreme Court, over the issue of Obama's status as a "natural-born citizen," a requirement set by the U.S. Constitution.

The biggest question is why Obama, if a Hawaii birth certificate exists, simply hasn't ordered it made available to settle the rumors.

"Should Senator Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the Office of President of the United States of America and, thereby, his election declared void, Petitioners, as well as other Americans, will suffer irreparable harm in that (a) usurper will be sitting as the President of the United States, and none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders signed by him will be valid or legal."

"Historically, California Secretaries of State have exercised their due diligence by reviewing necessary background documents, verifying that the candidates that were submitted by the respective political parties as eligible for the ballot were indeed eligible."

The "certificate of live birth" posted by the Obama campaign cannot be viewed as authoritative, the case alleges.

"Hawaii Revised Statute 338-178 allows registration of birth in Hawaii for a child that was born outside of Hawaii to parents who, for a year preceding the child's birth, claimed Hawaii as their place of residence," the document said. "The only way to know where Senator Obama was actually born is to view Senator Obama's original birth certificate from 1961 that shows the name of the hospital and the name and signature of the doctor that delivered him."

The case also raises the circumstances of Obama's time during his youth in Indonesia, where he was listed as having Indonesian citizenship. Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship, raising the possibility of Obama's mother having given up his U.S. citizenship.

Any subsequent U.S. citizenship then, the case claims, would be "naturalized," not "natural-born.

Thomas Jefferson Knew Better Than Our Contemporary Political Hacks

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)

Assault Weapons Ban Introduced

The problem with gun violence isn't that law abiding citizens have access to assault weapons (whatever that means.) It's that criminals use them to commit crimes. Read that last sentence. Commit crimes is the key part of that sentence. Having these guns be illegal will not limit the criminal's access to them. It will only make them better armed than their victims.

The Postman Always Rings Left - The Fairness (Censorship) Doctrine

Perhaps most frightening of all about this situation is how easy it would be for the Democrats to reimpose the Fairness Doctrine. The Democratic Congress doesn't have to pass a law. Obama doesn't have to issue an executive order. All that needs to happen is for the FCC to impose it as a regulation on the media. And now that Obama will be appointing leftist cronies as FCC commissioners such as Henry Rivera - who supports the Fairness Doctrine - it will be simple for the Democrats to try and muzzle talk radio.

But here's something the left hasn't counted on. The Fairness Doctrine, which was struck down by the Reagan administration, was never designed to alter the content of individual shows. While it required that alternative viewpoints be presented, individual stations would fulfill this obligation with programming at other times.

Ted Kennedy Returns To The Hill

First order of business: Mandate that every American has health insurance.

Next on the agenda: Mandatory coverage for elective surgeries such as weight loss and plastic surgery. Then watch your insurance rates skyrocket.

Where in our Constitution does the Imperial Federal Government obtain the "right" to "mandate" that any American purchase anything?

Great Britain: 800 out of every 3,000 cancer patients lose their chance at getting life-saving drugs because it would cost too much for the NHS budget

The UK is now considering making a permanent ruling that certain medications that are "too expensive" should be excluded from government-funded treatment.

Coming soon to your mandated "right" to government healthcare.

Documentary reveals how little Obama voters knew about issues

"The media coverage of this campaign was so scandalous, so beyond bias into the realm of media malpractice."


Holder orchestrated Clinton's pardon of fugitive Marc Rich

Obama Should Think Twice About This Clinton Retread

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

The sad, sad state of college English

Wilson Watson taught college students for 35 years and has now retired. But his students' sentences trail behind him like ship's anchors, evidence of the sinking of American writing skills.

Or, as one of Watson's scholars wrote so succinctly: "Some people use bad language and is not even aware of the fact."

Or, another: "It's good I'm doing something with my self; Therefore, I can do better in the foochure."

Or, "People who murder a lot of people are called masked murderers."

Some of this feels like masked murder of the English language - such as the student who explained in a note, "I was absent on Monday because I was stopped on the Beltway for erotic driving."

You want more examples? How about these beauties:

"The person was an innocent by standard, who just happened to be the victim of your friend's careless responsibility."

"Society has moved toward cereal killers."

"Romeo and Juliet exchanged their vowels."

"Willie Loman put Biff on a petal stool."

"Another effect of smoking is it may give you cancer of the thought."

"The children of lesbian couples receive as much neutering as those of other couples." Or, when asked to use the past tense of "fly" in a sentence: "I flought to Chicago."

Some sentences reflect a lack not only of basic thought, but also of historical awareness. Such as:

"Benjamin Franklin discovered America while fling a kite."

"Christopher Columbus sailed all over the world until he found Ohio."

"Many attempt to blame Kurt Schmoke for the decline in the population, yet Donald Schaefer suffered the same oral deal."

"Michaelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sixteenth Chapel."

Their sentences take on entirely new meanings. For example:

"Keith helps me to have good self-a-steam."

"For example, one homeless person lives under a bride in Lanham, Md."

"Jogging on a woman's ovaries can be dangerous to her health."

"Including snakes, most people consume six meals a day."

"The French benefits of this job are good."

"Christopher Columbus discovered America while sailing in Spain."

"Jogging is excellent exercise anywhere, but I prefer to jog in a warm climax."

"My brother and I took a fairy across to Martha's Vineyard."

"A very good thing for your health is the Arabic exercise."

College students? Remember these people vote.

Obama vows to engage world on climate change

Obama vowed today he would "engage vigorously" in global climate change talks and said denial was no longer an acceptable response to global warming.

The Global Warming fraud continues.

Scalia: Foreign law isn't ours

Judges who use foreign laws to interpret the U.S. Constitution are rewriting it rather than respecting its founders, Justice Antonin Scalia told a roomful of judges and top lawyers.


Even as the price of gold itself comes under pressure, people around the world are demanding so many of the valuable coins that government mints are having difficulty filling orders.

Obama, McCain pledge to work together

What will they be working together on? That is the question.

America's mayors are crying out for help from Lord Obama

They are whining for FDR style programs. Government whining for help from government. Look for all government programs to grow at our expense. Hold onto your wallets.

Big Government Under the Bush Administration

Since 2000, government spending has increased by more than 55 percent.

Are you surprised?

Are you an idiot to keep paying your mortgage?

Government plunder encouraged by San Francisco Chronicle

Hey, it's only the government's money. Wait, that's out money.

"Today" Begins Annual Global Warming Scare Week

Let's all do the politically correct thing and save energy. It is now time to turn off the TV "Today".

Hillary Clinton has been a peripatetic Senator from New York, will she be a peripatetic Secretary of State?

Study: Unhappy people watch more TV

An extensive new research study has found that unhappy people watch more TV while those consider themselves happy spend more time reading and socializing.

"TV is not judgmental nor difficult, so people with few social skills or resources for other activities can engage in it."

Unhappily married couples also watch more TV: "(Happily married couples) engage in 30% more sex, and they attend religious services more and read newspapers on more days… Those not happy with their marriages watch more TV."

This is not difficult to believe. Just look at today's TV programming.

Film-makers taking on our 'global warming hysteria'

A new Irish film claims that climate change guru Al Gore is an alarmist and that those who think they are saving the planet are only hurting the poor

IF THE ADVANCE publicity is anything to go by, Not Evil Just Wrong will do for Al Gore what Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 did for George W Bush.

None of these arguments are new. It is the view of critics of global warming that the Earth's climate is still recovering from the Little Ice Age after it ended around 1850.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Ordered Preparations In California For Rising Sea Levels From Global Warming

Apparently, his past steroid use is starting to affect his brain.

Al Gore global warming science buddy compelled to retract claims, again

The world has never seen such freezing heat.

China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever".

The US registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

The greatest harm to humanity will be governments' wasteful re-direction of limited resources and creating laws to solve a non-existent problem. Climate change has been around for millions of years. It is called weather, the natural phenomenon that these "experts" can't accurately predict more than a day or two out. Yet they fantasize about changes decades away and call it "science."


Kyle Smith: Bush was the worst president (except for all the others)

"Mr. Change" Appoints Liberal Lobbyists To Key Leadership Positions

Bailout Facts: The Tip Of The Iceberg

Forbes magazine estimates that the full impact of the financial crisis is going to cost the taxpayers upwards of $5 trillion.

In order to pay for these government entitlement programs, the Heritage Foundation estimates that it will require three things:

Doubling all tax rates.

Eliminating all other federal programs, including defense and education.

Running massive budget deficits that eventually would capsize the economy.

Obama wants to appoint a Car Czar to "oversee the companies."

It is not the government's job to restructure the auto industry. The only guarantee you have from government is mediocrity.

Look for government to grow; I can see it now. First we need a Federal Department of Automobiles. Then a Secretary of Cars and Undersecretary of Trucks.

In the words of one of Obama's transition czars: Obama will be ready to "take power and rule from day one."

Every industry will have a czar in Washington to oversee operations!

Gun Owners Not Welcome on Obama's White House Team?

Barack Obama's transition team is showing its hostility toward lawful firearm owners by "weeding out" job applicants who own firearms themselves.

"Question 59 provides clear insight into how Obama and his people perceive firearm owners," said ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. "The questionnaire poses a number of questions asking the applicant to reveal any unethical activities, or embarrassing Internet chats, then wraps up by asking if anyone in the applicant's family owns a firearm. Obviously, Obama feels that owning a firearm is akin to talking dirty in Internet chat rooms."

"Once again, we have to ask ourselves just what candidate Obama was talking about when he said he has 'respect' for the 2nd Amendment," said Pearson.

Dallas schools gave fake SSNs to foreign employees

Years after being advised by a state agency to stop, the Dallas Independent School District continued to provide foreign citizens with fake Social Security numbers to get them on the payroll quickly.

Some of the numbers were real Social Security numbers already assigned to people elsewhere. And in some cases, the state's educator certification office unknowingly used the bogus numbers to run criminal background checks on the new hires.

Unlawfully using "real Social Security numbers already assigned to people elsewhere." Why aren't the people involved being charged and prosecuted for identity theft?

Obama quits Senate after 46 months--21 of them seeking another job

There is a solidly mediocre work ethic for you to admire.

Wall Street Socialism Paves Way for Global Government

Now that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has essentially admitted that his Wall Street bailout plan isn't working, it's worthwhile to examine the fawning media coverage he received when he pressured President Bush and Congress into approving it.

First it was "Big Government to the Rescue." But since that didn't work, we now need "Global Government to the Rescue." We will not only lose our money but the sovereignty of our nation. Our media have been active accomplices in this unfolding catastrophe.

Boston City Hall Tops The List Of The World's Top 10 Ugliest Buildings and Monuments

Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists

Scientists now say global warming is not the problem. They claim we are actually heading for the next Ice Age.

And what's more, the experts blame the global change on falling - rather than climbing - levels of greenhouse gases.

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Another Assault on Freedom of the Airwaves

As free speech advocates gear up to oppose revival of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," another Orwellian-named government effort to dictate the content of radio and TV news and opinion has been hatched by the Bush administration's Federal Communications Commission (FCC). So far, there's been much less focus on the "localism rule" - even though it would have a similar chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

Under the FCC's proposed regulations, owners of radio and TV stations would become subject to permanent advisory boards whose members - aka "community organizers" - would be chosen according to politically correct multi-cultural nostrums requiring representation of all "stakeholders." These boards would be empowered by the FCC to decide if stations were airing a "sufficient amount of community-responsive programming"- with neither "sufficient" nor "responsive" defined. A negative advisory board finding could mean loss of a station owner's broadcasting license.

The proposed regulations would also require broadcasters to maintain a 24/7 physical presence at broadcasting facilities, limit their use of celebrity "voice tracking" and network programming… it is clear its application would vastly increase the cost of operating a station, while reducing the economic and editorial freedom of the owner.

This proposal is clearly antithetical to the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech and religion.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This sound pretty comprehensible and clear-cut to me.

"Housin' is a Human Right!!!!"

Somehow, I can't find that "right" listed anywhere in the constitution. That would mean that some people think they have a "right" to the goods and services of other people. I thought we abolished that over 100 years ago.

Analysis: Obama health plan to cost $75 billion

And that is just for the first year. By 2018, the plan will increase to over $1 trillion to fund this government insurance scam.

And we know how accurate the government is in estimating actual costs of its programs. Expect this number to at least triple.

The report acknowledged, "Unless costs are cut, growing health care costs will increase the costs of Obama's plan dramatically over time and reduce the effectiveness of mandates. This could make the federal costs unsustainably high."

Additionally, the analysis exposed that Obama's plan may worsen problems like shortages of primary care doctors.

Proposed Mandatory Healthcare Plan Would Make It Illegal For You To Be Without Health Insurance

Employers will be required to provide health insurance to employees.

Translation: Healthcare will cease to be a benefit. It will be a government mandate. If the company does not provide health insurance, it will be forced to pay into a fund to cover the uninsured.

Show me your papers and your health insurance card.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all... The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic... There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else." - Teddy Roosevelt

Fact: With all due respect, Barack Obama is going to be the next President of the United States. He is an AMERICAN president, not an AFRICAN-AMERICAN president.

Hamas says its officials met Obama aides before U.S. election

Hamas spokesman Ahmed Yusuf said the relations were maintained after Obama's electoral victory, and the president-elect's advisers requested it be kept secret so as not to aid his political rival.

Kids shocked; must be able to read, write & add to get into college!

Admissions officers might be more selective.

Do you think we should set the bar this high and make the entrance requirements to college so complicated?

Obama Could Permanently Ban ANWR Drilling

Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley says Barack Obama could permanently block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by turning it into a national monument.

Quote: "I'm not opposed to drilling." - Joe Biden September 1, 2008

Quote: "Let's say it makes sense to drill. It doesn't, I'm against it." - Joe Biden September 3, 2008 (Three Days Later)

$700 Billion Government Bait-And-Switch

Paulson changes his mind on buying troubled assets.

This is what happens when you bestow ultimate power to one person, in this case the Treasury Secretary, to do whatever he wants to do to "ensure economic well-being." Of course, using our money in the process.

If you were operating your private business in this same manner, you would be arrested and charged with fraud. Will Paulson be going to jail?

Want Some Government Money? Apply Now!

Care to apply for some Troubled Asset Recovery Program money? There's a five-page, downloadable application.

Isn't it great to see the Imperial Federal Government making it so easy to give away our money?

Ex-Hitler youth issues dire warning to America

The U.S. is moving closer to a Nazi-style totalitarianism, warns a former German member of the Hitler Youth.

"It took me a long time to understand and define the nature of National Socialism," says von Campe. "And, unfortunately, their philosophy continues to flourish under different labels remaining a menace to America and free human society."

"Democratic procedures can be subverted and dishonest politicians are like sand in the gearbox, abundant, everywhere and destructive," he writes. "What I see in America today is people painting their cabins while the ship goes down. Today in America we are witnessing a repeat performance of the tragedy of 1933 when an entire nation let itself be led like a lamb to the Socialist slaughterhouse. This time, the end of freedom is inevitable unless America rises to her mission and destiny."

Fairness (Censorship) Doctrine

Those who want to reinstate the Fairness (Censorship) Doctrine insist that broadcasters use the "public airwaves" to deliver their messages. If they could have foreseen broadcasting, the framers of our Constitution would have undoubtedly incorporated broadcasting in the protections offered by the First Amendment. Another point: What about newspapers? Newspapers do not magically appear on your doorsteps. They are delivered using publicly owned highways and roads. Therefore, using the same leftist logic, we need to impose the same Fairness (Censorship) Doctrine for newspaper editorial pages. I know we have the Constitution, but to the political hacks, that doesn't seem to matter anymore. It's all about "fairness" you know.

A Gun History Lesson

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Total number of defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

With Guns: We Are "Citizens." Without Guns: We Are "Subjects."

It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:

Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent. Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent. Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent!

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property. Gun-control laws adversely affect only law-abiding citizens.

During W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED.

Note: Admiral Yamamoto who crafted the attack on Pearl Harbor had attended Harvard U 1919-1921 & was Naval Attache to the U. S. 1925-28. Most of our Navy was destroyed at Pearl Harbor & our Army had been deprived of funding & was ill prepared to defend the country.

It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the U. S. Mainland, his reply was that he had lived in the U. S. & knew that almost all households had guns.


Falling Gas Prices Jump-Start GM SUV Sales

Automaker Puts Texas Plant On Overtime

Without government interference, the free market works every time.

Time Magazine: Prince Obama?

"Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope."

Obama likely to escape campaign audit

The Federal Election Commission is unlikely to conduct a potentially embarrassing audit of how Barack Obama raised and spent his presidential campaign's record-shattering windfall.

The Messiah is off limits and above the law for some reason.

However, the FEC is obligated to complete a rigorous audit of McCain's campaign coffers, which will take months, if not years, and cost McCain millions of dollars to defend.

We Have Energy Independence

3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana's Bakken Formation-25 Times More Than 1995 Estimate

Now to keep the Imperial Federal Government from interfering with our independence.

Sheriff seeks privacy information on 10,000 concealed weapons owners

In Oregon, Jackson County's Circuit Court ruled that each individual must specify that he or she doesn't want any personal information released. If not, their names are public record.

What purpose would this serve other than harassment of gun owners.

Boortz: Void Union Contracts Under GM Bailout

Neal Boortz told viewers on the Nov. 11 "CNN Newsroom" if the government were to bail out General Motors (NYSE:GM), then it should void the labor agreements some blame for getting the automakers in trouble in the first place.

The United Auto Workers union, which represents GM employees, is responsible for the current problems facing the company, according to Richard Berman, executive director for the Center for Union Facts.

Boortz said it would only be fair for the U.S. taxpayer, if having to foot the bill for GM's survival, not be forced to subsidize its unsustainable business model, which includes expensive collective bargaining agreements.

"If the American people are going to bail out these automakers, OK - for the mistakes that they made, then the American people deserve something in return," Boortz said. "And the very least we should get out of this is to void these union contracts, tell these automakers who use unions, 'Go back, get real, negotiate a deal that's going to help these businesses stay alive.' If we bail them out - we'll be back doing it next year, the year after, the year after if we don't do something about those union contracts."

Fact: The average hourly compensation for the Big Three Automakers is $73.20 while Toyota is only $48.00. The average hourly compensation for Management and Professional Workers is $47.57, Manufacturing/Goods Producing employees $31.59 and all workers $28.48. Through collective bargaining agreements, GM, Ford and Chrysler compensate their workers 54% more than management and professional workers, 132% more than the average manufacturing wage, and 157% more than the average compensation of all American workers.

Remember when the phrase was, "As goes GM, so goes the country"? Now it's, "As goes the US government, so goes GM," and Ford, Chrysler.

Reid and Pelosi said they want "equity stakes for the government so taxpayers could profit if the companies recover." The government doesn't know how to earn a profit. Government only knows how to punish and tax profit. The government only knows how to create debt. I guarantee your paycheck isn't going to get any larger. We're going to be so far in debt, it's just going to be debt service.

The focus in this country used to be on the private sector. In the good old days, what was good for GM was good for America. That was then; this is now, the era of morbidly obese government. And Obama The Hut is growing it exponentially. Government is the problem, not the solution.

Global Warming Is A Threat?

The blue areas experienced below-normal temperatures for 2008.

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Obama and the Founder's Intent

It is strange but true: Presidential politics, although of paramount importance, is a game without settled rules. More than two centuries after ratification of the Constitution, there is no stable system for selecting presidential candidates.

James W. Ceaser, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, writing in the Claremont Review of Books, notes that, contrary to conventional understanding, the Constitution created not three but four "national institutions." They are the Congress, the Supreme Court, the presidency-and the presidential selection system, based on the Electoral College. "The question of presidential selection," Ceaser writes, "was just that important to the Founders."

Under their plan, the nomination of candidates and the election of the president were to occur simultaneously. Electors meeting in their respective states, in numbers equal to their states' senators and representatives, would vote for two people for president. The electors' winnowing of aspirants was the nomination process. When the votes were opened in the U.S. House of Representatives, the candidate with a majority would become president, the runner-up would become vice president. If no person achieved a majority of electoral votes, the House would pick from among the top five vote getters. Note well: The selection of presidential nominees was to be controlled by the Constitution.

The Founders' intent, Ceaser writes, was to prevent the selection of a president from being determined by the "popular arts" of campaigning, such as rhetoric. The Founders, Ceaser says, "were deeply fearful of leaders deploying popular oratory as the means of winning distinction." That deployment would invite demagoguery, which subverts moderation. "Brilliant appearances," wrote John Jay in The Federalist Papers 64, "… sometimes mislead as well as dazzle." By telling members of the political class how not to get considered for the presidency, the Founders hoped to (in Ceaser's words) "make virtue the ally of interest" and shape the behavior of that class.

The brief nonpartisan system of candidate selection alarmed some thoughtful people because it left ambitious individuals unconstrained by any dependency. Hence the desire to involve the parties in presidential selection, thereby requiring aspirants to submit to principles and agendas not entirely their own. From 1832 until 1936, Democratic conventions required a nominee to win two thirds of the delegates. This constrained candidates by essentially giving a veto to any geographic region. Barack Obama completed the long march away from the Founders' intent. Most recent presidential candidacies have been exercises of personal political entrepreneurship; his campaign, powered by the "popular art" of oratory, was the antithesis of the Founders' system.

Ceaser notes that the candidate whose path to the presidency most resembled Obama's was Jimmy Carter. He, too, used an intensely personal and inspirational appeal to compensate for a thin résumé. Having courted the public with flattering rhetoric-promising "a government as good as the American people"-Carter came a cropper as president, partly because he was a one-man political startup. He had been selected by a process that rewarded running as a solitary savior, offering his personal qualities-his supposed moral excellence-as the key to national improvement.

Sensible Americans hope President-elect Obama has a better fate. They also should ponder the implications of the selection process that begins again, soon.

Republican Congressman Warns of Obama Dictatorship

A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship.

"It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he's the one who proposed this national security force," Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. "I'm just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may -- may not, I hope not -- but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism."

Broun cited a July speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.

"That's exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it's exactly what the Soviet Union did," Broun said. "When he's proposing to have a national security force that's answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he's showing me signs of being Marxist."

Broun said he also believes Obama likely will move to ban gun ownership if he does build a national police force.

Obama has said he respects the Second Amendment right to bear arms and favors "common sense" gun laws. Gun rights advocates interpret that as meaning he'll at least enact curbs on ownership of assault weapons and concealed weapons. As an Illinois state lawmaker, Obama supported a ban on semiautomatic weapons and tighter restrictions on firearms generally.

"We can't be lulled into complacency," Broun said. "You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I'm not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I'm saying is there is the potential."

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "There is one president at a time. President Bush is still the president. He's graciously invited President-elect Obama to the White House tomorrow to begin their conversations of the transition. So we respect that. He will be the president until January 20th. However, giving--given, really, the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that President-elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one. So we will be working closely with his administration. We're reviewing the agencies now. He will be making key personnel decisions. He gets national security briefings every day now as well, but he will not be the president until January 20th." - Valerie Jarrett, the co-chair of Barack Obama's Transition Team

Fact: Presidents govern, manage and lead. They don't RULE. China, North Korea, Venezuela, and most countries in Africa have "rulers." We don't, yet. Apparently, in the view of the Obama Transition Team, the citizens of the United States have elected a "ruler," not a leader.

Bake Sales Fall Victim to Push for Healthier Foods

Tommy Cornelius and the other members of the Piedmont High School boys water polo team never expected to find themselves running through school in their Speedos to promote a bake sale across the street. But times have been tough since the school banned homemade brownies and cupcakes.

The old-fashioned school bake sale, once as American as apple pie, is fast becoming obsolete.

Remember when Bill Clinton used bake sales to help balance the federal budget?

The Piedmont High water polo team falls woefully short of these standards, selling cupcakes, caramel apples and lemon bars off campus in a flagrant act of nutritional disobedience.

"I know obesity is a big problem, and it's good the school cares," said Sam Cardoza, a senior who briefly became a successful entrepreneur last year when chocolate chip cookies were banned from the cafeteria. "At the same time, you shouldn't stop a kid from buying a cookie."

In California, sports drinks, which can contain almost as much sugar as soda, are still allowed in middle and high schools, but sodas, including diet sodas, will be banned from all schools next year.

"Nutritional disobedience." This could open up a black market for chocolate chip cookies. Or, perhaps The Piedmont High water polo team could qualify for an Obama bailout.

There are smart, healthy alternatives. We have a sports/energy drink that is not loaded with sugar called Chi3 Energy.

What we don't need are government prohibitions.

Circuit City Has Filed For Bankruptcy

Obama and his cronies just gave AIG another $25 or $50 billion. Why won't they bail out Circuit City? Obama is going to need people to have televisions to be able to watch him.

In the meantime McDonald's and Walmart are earning huge profits, 8.1% for McDonald's. That's higher than the 7% earned by the "evil" oil companies.

The bottom line is we should be applauding the businesses that are succeeding and not bailing out the businesses that have failed.

"Yes We Can . . . Ban Guns"--Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before The Final Vote Count Is In

Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign slogan, "the audacity of hope," should have instead been "the audacity of deceit." After months of telling the American people that he supports the Second Amendment, and only hours after being declared the president-elect, the Obama transition team website announced an agenda taken straight from the anti-gun lobby--four initiatives designed to ban guns and drive law-abiding firearm manufacturers and dealers out of business:

"Making the expired federal assault weapons ban permanent." Perhaps no other firearm issue has been more dishonestly portrayed by gun prohibitionists. Obama says that "assault weapons" are machine guns that "belong on foreign battlefields," but that is a lie; the guns are only semi-automatic, and they are not used by a military force anywhere on the planet.

"Repeal the Tiahrt Amendment." The amendment--endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police--prohibits the release of federal firearm tracing information to anyone other than a law enforcement agency conducting a bona fide criminal investigation.

"Closing the gun show loophole." There is no "loophole." Under federal law, a firearm dealer must conduct a background check on anyone to whom he sells a gun, regardless of where the sale takes place.

"Making guns in this country childproof." "Childproof" is a codeword for a variety of schemes designed to prevent the sale of firearms by imposing impossible or highly expensive design requirements, such as biometric shooter-identification systems. Today, the chances of a child being killed in a firearm accident are less than one in a million.

Antigua wants to rename highest peak 'Mount Obama'

Mucked Up

By Chet Motyka

More people might begin to understand the severity of this problem. I guess the old saying of "we get the government we deserve" rings true.

I watched the news this evening briefly, after checking out some of the reports on the internet about the Palin/Biden debate last night. The thing I saw that offended me the most was watching a bunch of talking heads on Channel 2 PBS out of Boston discussing the clip of O Riley ripping and screaming at Barney Frank. I was amazed they actually admitted that much of the present problem was contributed to by Frank as chairman of the House Financial Services committee. They actually stated that Frank was in denial of his role and the seriousness of the situation. Flipping through the news programs I found another discussion along the same lines, same conclusion.

The House has passed the bailout bill 700 Billion worth loaded with pork and up from the 3 pages that Secretary Paulson submitted to over 400 pages. FDIC has requested unlimited access to funds at the treasury through 2009.

How did Treasury Secretary Paulson figure out that recapitalizing the banking system would cost $700 billion? Or did he just estimate the amount of money that could be loaded on the back of the Treasury's flatbed truck when it sputters off to shower his buddies at Goldman Sachs with freshly minted greenbacks? The point is, that Paulson's calculations were not assisted by any economists at all, and they cannot be trusted. It is a purely arbitrary, "back of the envelope" type figuring. According to Bloomberg: Swiss investor Marc Faber, known for a long track record of good calls, believes the damage may come to $5 trillion:

"Marc Faber, managing director of Marc Faber Ltd. in Hong Kong, said the U.S. government's rescue package for the financial system may require as much as $5 trillion, seven times the amount Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has requested...."

"The $700 billion is really nothing,'' Faber said in a television interview. "The Treasury is just giving out this figure when the end figure may be $5 trillion."

In the end we have the same group of corrupt career politicians who created this mess with their manipulations of the financial markets expecting us to believe they are capable of creating legislation to magically repair it about a week, a problem that had it's roots in policy started well before 2000.

They should be stripped of their positions. They should be punished. Prison, especially our system, is probably less than they deserve. Unfortunately we will probably not get this justice. Too many clueless people in the country will believe the propaganda that is spewed by the media and point fingers at the wrong causes. Those who have nothing care little about the present crises.

Quotes And Facts

Quote: "Barack Obama will establish a $2 billion global education fund to work to eliminate the global education deficit and offer an alternative to extremist schools." - Office of the President-Elect

Fact: We are going to be paying for schools that attempt to convert terrorists.

Quote: "Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year." - Office of the President-Elect

Fact: To "require" people to provide "service" to others. I thought we abolished that over 100 years ago.

Quote: "Section 2, Purposes. Provides authority to the Treasury secretary to restore liquidity and stability to the US financial system and to ensure the economic well-being of Americans." - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Fact: The Treasury secretary was given $700 billion to work with. The well-being of Americans has NOT been ensured. The liquidity and stability to the US financial system has NOT been restored. The Treasury secretary has failed to meet his objectives. We need some accountability. The Treasury secretary needs to be terminated.

Obama's Chief of Staff Pick a Freddie Mac Alum

Rep. Rahm Emanuel held paid position on troubled GSE's board from 2000-2002, when Freddie Mac was accused of accounting and campaign finance irregularities.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Stocks Post Biggest Post-Election Crash In History

I thought The Chosen One was going to solve everything.

It's No Joke: Fed Hires Failed Bank Executive

Michael Alix was head of risk management for Bear Stearns for two years until the institution imploded. He has been promoted to a position in the Federal Reserve Bank supervising the health of other banks.

"You're kidding me," said economic policy expert Dean Baker, of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Economic Policy and Research.

"[Alix] was the guy on the mast charged with yelling 'iceberg' just before the Titanic introducted its bow to a floating chunk of ice," wrote financial expert John Carney.

This sounds like a government operation, promote the incompetent.

Study: Candidates Really Do Keep Promises

Will this hold true for Obama?

Meet The HENRY's - High Earners, Not Rich Yet

Guess who pays for the bailout.

Obama The Orator

Rhetorical ability is imperative in politics. Obama has it. Here is one thing to consider: Smooth talkers win at single's bars and in politics; often with similar outcomes for the listener.


Back at the time of the founding of our Republic the word "Democrat" was an epithet. Back then, if you called someone a Democrat you might be challenged to a duel. In the late 1700s a Democrat was "someone who panders to the whims of the masses." Not much has changed, only nowadays we elect them.

Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer

Read the whole article By Ali Sina if you dare.

This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics.

The answer can be found in the description of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists will never admit being wrong. They are always one step ahead of you.

Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects. Barack Obama is a narcissist.

Many members of the media have been hoodwinked by the charm of the rising fuehrer. They have become his extensions, act deceitfully and dishonestly to make their beloved leader's rise to power a reality.

Barack Obama Described As Prophet Moses by Bishop

Bishop Cornal Garnett Henning thanked God for having "given us a Moses."

All hail The Chosen One, Comrade Lord Obama.

Report clears Palin in Troopergate probe

A report has cleared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of ethics violations in the firing of her public safety commissioner.

The report says there is no probable cause to believe Palin or any other state official violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with the firing.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "The only thing that bothers me is how quickly we got it up there." - Barack Obama on skyrocketing gas prices

Fact: Obama didn't care that gas prices were high and didn't do one thing to lower them. Obama, through his own admission said that he would destroy elements of the US economy and bankrupt the coal industry. And now, through his own admission, Obama wasn't concerned about skyrocketing gas prices but was fascinated with "how quickly we got it up there."

Here is the Obama timeline:

January: I want to bankrupt the coal industry; I love skyrocketing electricity prices.

He later runs an ad: I'm going to save the coal industry. Too many jobs will be lost. I'm here for the little guy.

Biden on September 17th: "No coal plants here in America…"

Will the real Obama please stand up? I think Comrade Obama is standing up, but no one is paying attention to where he actually stands; against our country and our economy.

Throughout his campaign, Obama has been telling you but you haven't been paying attention: We've have to punish Big Drug. We have to punish Big Oil. We have to punish Big Energy. We have to punish Wal-Mart!

In the long run, he is going to punish you, the sheeple who are mesmerized by him and robotically support him.

Under Obama, energy prices will skyrocket. That's his intent! And he is spellbound with how effortlessly it will be to accomplish this.

Obama has as his number one desire, to tear down the greatness of this country so that we are not better than any other nation. And he is excited about it.

Quote: "We're going to fundamentally change this country." - Barack Obama

Fact: Obama means "fundamentally change" as in the way we define the United States of America.

He's going to allocate free health care. He's going to allocate free college tuition. He's going to allocate free loans. He will take the money from other people and spread it around. This all sound wonderful on the surface, but nothing is FREE. This is what is practiced in Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Mugabe and Argentina.

Obama brings a Third World mentality of socialism, spreading the wealth around, to this country; and that's why he's popular in Europe and in the Third World.

And this "change" is coming to you.

Quote: "At the end of this race, I want to congratulate John McCain on the tough race that he fought." - Barack Obama

Fact: Obama is classless. He complimented McCain on the race that he ran and flipped McCain the bird. (Click Here for the image from the video.) Obama is a classy guy. Sadly, all of it is low.

Government School Idiocy Strikes Again: Following Teachers Instructions Lands Fifth-Grader In Psychological Testing

Jordan was assigned to draw a scary Halloween mask in art class. Being a diligent student, Jordan drew a scarred vampire with bloodshot eyes and with blood dripping from its nose, mouth and down its cheeks. The art teacher even helped the boy shade the sketched eyes to give the drawing a creepier look. Apparently, his homeroom teacher thought the mask was too scary and called campus police.

As a reward for completing his assignment, Jordan was told that he could not return to school until he passed a psychological evaluation.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers." - Barack Obama

Fact: In this faltering economy Obama wants electricity to "skyrocket." Obama is going to cost you and your household more money.

Quote: "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded." - Barack Obama

Fact: Obama wants his own SS: "Civilian security force"! Is this like the Soviet Union under Communism where neighbors ratted on neighbors for anti-government statements? Show us your papers!

Quote: "John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic ... You know I don't know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness." - Barack Obama

Fact: Obama deems you to be a selfish person if you do not want the government to seize your wealth and redistribute it to people who don't pay taxes.

President Obama?

Never in the previous 100 years has someone so utterly inexperienced and whose position is so extreme to the left been so close to becoming our president. It is beyond imagination that we as a country have come to this.

Here are a few points to consider before you vote for The Chosen One:

"What has Obama ever accomplished?" The best his supporters can come up with is "He was elected to the U.S. Senate." Study his Senate election. He had two opponents self-destruct with scandal. His win was no sterling achievement.

There is NO constitutional right to vote in a presidential election. We're about to discover a few days from now how smart our founding fathers were in this regard.

Obama is a creation of the Chicago political machine. Numerous times during his political career Obama had the opportunity to either vote or make statements against the corruption that permeates Chicago's political machine. Not once did he choose to do so.

How did Obama prevail in his first election in Illinois? He ordered his campaign operatives to go to the voting office and labor hundreds of hours combing over petitions to have his opponents disqualified from the ballot. This would indicate that this Presidential competition is Obama's first actual election encounter.

We've learned that, under Obama, one of the appropriate functions of government is to confiscate from those who have and give to those who have not. A different phraseology: Take from those who achieve, and give to those who achieve not. Karl Marx was of a like mind to Comrade Obama.

Obama's "spread the wealth around" mantra means that he believes that we do not depart our homes each morning to work for ourselves and our families. Under the belief of Comrade Obama, we work for the government. We belong to government, not to ourselves. The government shall determine how much of the money we earn we deserve to keep; the remainder goes to people the government decides to be more deserving of the fruits of our labors.

Obama's candidacy would have faltered before an educated electorate. Those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it. Our pathetic government school systems no longer teach American History to any practical degree.

Obama also tells us that 95% of small businesses will not have their taxes increased. This line works because our government educated electorate cannot comprehend the idea that it doesn't matter what percentage of small businesses are hit with tax increases; it's the percentage of small business employees employed by the crucial 5% that matters. Thousands of employees working for "small businesses" will cast a vote that, a year or so down the road, will cost them their jobs.

Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry if they tried to build any more coal-fired power plants. When was the last time any president or presidential candidate made an overt threat to bankrupt a huge American industry?

Obama said that his "cap and trade" policy for controlling greenhouse gas emissions will cause electricity prices to "skyrocket." There goes your Obama middle class "tax cut." Comrade Obama will have to spread more wealth around.

A foreigner with no knowledge of our country or our people were to see the Obama infomercial, they would consider America to be a country mired in abject misery and depravation.

The top 10% of income earners in this country pay over 70% of all income taxes. The top 1% of income earners earn approximately 19% of all income, but pay almost 39% of all income taxes. Obama calls these productive American citizens "selfish." However, people who wait for Obama to transfer or "spread" some wealth from someone else to their pockets are not "selfish."

Based on his record, Obama will destroy your right to be armed outside of your own home for your own protection.

Surveys in Israel show that 76% of Israeli citizens do not want Obama to win. American Jews will vote for Obama by virtually the same margin. What do Jews in Israel know that Jews in America do not?

Peter Nicholas is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who has been traveling with Obama for nearly the entire campaign. Nicholas writes "After all this time with him, I still can't say with certainty who he is."

Obama has called home schooling a fraud. Once in office and everyone who chooses to home school will be forced to send your kids back to government schools for their indoctrination.

Higher prices coming to a Walmart near you. Obama's instant unionization bill will definitely result in the unionization of Wal-Mart's workforce and higher prices for you. There goes the rest of your middle class "tax cut."

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted." - Barack Obama January 17, 2008

Fact: Through his own admission, Comrade Obama intends to bankrupt the coal industry.

Who Really Pays the Taxes?

Yes, income in America is skewed toward the rich. But taxes are skewed far, far more. The top 5 percent pay well over half the income taxes.

1. Are income taxes fair?

That depends on who is offering the opinion. Democratic candidates for president certainly don't think so. John Edwards has said, "It's time to restore fairness to a tax code that has been driven badly out of whack." Hillary Clinton laments that "middle-class and working families are paying a much higher percentage of their income [in taxes]."

2. What income group pays the most federal income taxes today?

The latest data show that a big portion of the federal income tax burden is shouldered by a small group of the very richest Americans. The wealthiest 1 percent of the population earn 19 per­cent of the income but pay 37 percent of the income tax. The top 10 percent pay 68 percent of the tab. Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent-those below the median income level-now earn 13 percent of the income but pay just 3 percent of the taxes.

3. But didn't the Bush tax cuts favor the rich?

The New York Times reported recently that the average family in America with an income of $10 million or more received a half-million-dollar tax cut, while the middle class got crumbs (less than $100 shaved off their tax bill). If we examine the taxes paid in a static world-that is, if we assume that there was no change in behavior and economic performance as a result of the tax code-then these numbers are meaningful. Most of the tax cuts went to the super wealthy.

But Americans did respond to the tax cuts. There was more investment, more hiring by businesses, and a stronger stock market. When we compare the taxes paid under the old system with those paid after the Bush tax cuts, the rich are now actually paying a higher proportion of income taxes. The latest IRS data show an increase of more than $100 billion in tax payments from the wealthy by 2005 alone. The number of tax filers who claimed taxable income of more than $1 million increased from approximately 180,000 in 2003 to over 300,000 in 2005. The total taxes paid by these millionaire households rose by about 80 percent in two years, from $132 billion to $236 billion.

4. But haven't the tax cuts put more of the burden on the backs of the middle class and the poor?

No. I examined the Treasury Department analysis of how much the rich would have paid without the Bush tax cuts and how much they actually did pay. The rich are now paying more than they would have paid, not less, after the Bush investment tax cuts. For example, the Treasury's estimate was that the top 1 percent of earners would pay 31 percent of taxes if the Bush cuts did not go into effect; with the cuts, they actually paid 37 per­cent. Similarly, the share of the top 10 percent of earners was estimated at 63 percent without the cuts; they actually paid 68 percent.

5. What has happened to tax rates in America over the last several decades?

They've fallen. In the early 1960s, the highest marginal income tax rate was a stunning 91 percent. That top rate fell to 70 percent after the Kennedy-Johnson tax cuts and remained there until 1981. Then Ronald Reagan slashed it to 50 percent and ultimately to 28 percent after the 1986 Tax Reform Act. Although the federal tax rate fell by more than half, total tax receipts in the 1980s doubled from $517 billion in 1981 to $1,030 billion in 1990. The top tax rate rose slightly under George H. W. Bush and then moved to 39.6 percent under Bill Clinton. But under George W. Bush it fell again to 35 percent. So what's striking is that, even as tax rates have fallen by half over the past quarter-century, taxes paid by the wealthy have increased. Lower tax rates have made the tax system more progressive, not less so. In 1980, for example, the top 5 percent of income earners paid only 37 percent of all income taxes. Today, the top 1 percent pay that proportion, and the top 5 percent pay a whopping 57 percent.

6. What is the economic logic behind these lower tax rates?

As legend has it, the famous "Laffer Curve" was first drawn by economist Arthur Laffer in 1974 on a cocktail napkin at a small dinner meeting attended by the late Wall Street Journal editor Robert Bartley and such high-powered policymakers as Richard Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Laffer showed how two different rates-one high and one low-could produce the same revenues, since the higher rate would discourage work and investment. The Laffer Curve helped launch Reaganomics here at home and ignited a frenzy of tax cutting around the globe that continues to this day. It's also one of the simplest concepts in economics: lowering the tax rate on production, work, investment, and risk-taking will spur more of these activities and will often produce more tax revenue rather than less. Since the Reagan tax cuts, the United States has created some 40 million new jobs-more than all of Europe and Japan combined.

7. Are lower tax rates responsible for the big budget deficits of recent decades?

There is no correlation between tax rates and deficits in recent U.S. history. The spike in the federal deficit in the 1980s was caused by massive spending increases.

The Congressional Budget Office reports that, since the 2003 tax cuts, federal revenues have grown by $745 billion-the largest real increase in history over such a short time period. Individual and corporate income tax receipts have jumped by 30 percent in the two years since the tax cuts.

8. Do the rich pay more taxes because they are earning more of the income in America?

Yes. There's no doubt that the share of total income earned by the wealthy has increased steadily over the past 25 years. Since 1980, the share of income earned by the richest 1 percent has more than doubled, from 9 percent to 19 percent. The share of the income going to the poorest income quintile has declined. Income disparities, in absolute dollars, have grown substantially.

What is significant is that for the top 5 percent and 10 percent of earners, the ratio of taxes paid compared with income earned has risen. For example, in 1980, the top 10 percent earned 32 percent of the income and paid 44 percent of the taxes-a ratio of 1.4. In 2004, this group earned more of the income (44 percent) but paid a lot more of the taxes (68 percent)-a ratio of 1.6. In other words, progressivity-in terms of share of total taxes paid-has risen.

9. Have gains by the rich come at the expense of a declining living standard for the middle class?

No. If Bill Gates suddenly took his tens of billions of dollars and moved to France, income distribution in America would temporarily appear more equitable, even though no one would be better off. Median family income in America between 1980 and 2004 grew by 17 percent. The middle class (defined as those between the 40th and the 60th percentiles of income) isn't falling behind or "disappearing." It is getting richer. The lower income bound for the middle class has risen by about $12,000 (after inflation) since 1967. The upper income bound for the middle class is now roughly $68,000-some $23,000 higher than in 1967. Thus, a family in the 60th percentile has 50 percent more buying power than 30 years ago. To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, this has been a "rising tide" expansion, with most (though not all) boats lifted.

10. Does the tax distribution look a lot different if we factor in other federal taxes, such as the payroll tax?

It's true that the distribution of taxes is somewhat more equally divided when payroll taxes are accounted for-but the change is surprisingly small. Payroll taxes of 15 percent are charged on the first dollar of income earned by a worker, and most of the tax is capped at an income of just below $100,000. The Tax Policy Center, run by the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, recently studied payroll and income taxes paid by each income group. The richest 1 percent pay 27.5 percent of the combined burden, the top 20 percent pay 72 percent, and the bottom 20 percent pay just 0.4 percent. One reason that the disparity in tax shares is so large is that Americans in the bottom quintile who have jobs get reimbursed for some or all of their 15 percent payroll tax through the earned-income tax credit (EITC), a fairly efficient poverty-abatement program.

11. How do tax rates in the United States compare with tax rates abroad?

Overall, taxes are between 10 percent and 20 percent lower in the United States than they are in most other industrial nations. This gives America a competitive edge in world markets. But America's lead in low tax rates is shrinking. For example, the United States now has the second-highest corporate income tax in the developed world, after Japan. Our personal income tax rate is still low by historical standards.

12. Do tax cuts on investment income, such as George W. Bush's reductions in tax rates on capital gains and dividends, pri­marily benefit wealthy stockowners?

The New York Times reported that America's millionaires raked in 43 percent of the investment tax cut benefits in 2003. It's true that lower tax rates have been a huge boon to shareholders-but most of them are not rich. The latest polls show that 52 percent of Americans own stock and thus benefit directly from lower capital gains and dividend taxes.

The 1997 tax reform, passed under President Clinton, reduced the capital gains tax rate from 28 percent to 20 percent, and taxable capital gains nearly doubled over the next three years. The 2003 reform brought the rate down to 15 percent, and between 2002 and 2005 there was a 154 percent increase in capital gains reported as income.

So, when you hear someone say, "The rich don't pay their 'fair share' in taxes," you are listening to an economically ignorant fool.

Murdoch: Obama Win Could Worsen Financial Crisis

He warned that an increase in protectionism in the US as suggested by some Democrats in Congress, would risk retaliation from China and could threaten world trade.

"For the past three or four years, some Democrats have been threatening to do things like put on extra tariffs (against Chinese imports) if they don't change their currency," Murdoch said.

The Australian-born mogul, who controls media interests around the world, also criticised Obama's proposed tax policies which include granting rebates to most US workers.

"Forty percent (of the US population) don't pay taxes, so how can he give them a tax cut?" he said.

"But you can give them a welfare cheque which he has promised -- a grant of 500 dollars -- which will disappear very fast. It's not going to turn the economy around at all."

Murdoch said all politicians should be careful not to worsen the situation by "alarming people more than they should be alarmed".

Obama's Temper Surfaces

News crews shot footage of Obama and his family having a little "Halloween fun" around his neighborhood.

Obama told reporters, "That's enough. You've got a shot. Leave us alone." Obama "did not disguise his irritation."

You would think that an astute political hack would welcome this additional publicity only days before the big election.

He grew especially testy when a Polish television cameraman tried to approach them.

"Come on guys, get back on the bus," he pleaded with journalists.

Comrade Obama ordered the Polish cameraman to "get back on the bus." Das Ist Verboten!

But it's OK for his stooges in the media to harass an average American citizen like Joe the Plumber just because he dared to question Comrade Obama.

Obama should know; that's the price of fame when you desire to be a public figure. Apparently, The Chosen One has a nasty side. Could the real Obama personality disorder be surfacing?

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Obama Infomercial: "A no-holds-barred weepathon"

In Obama-land everything is safe and warm and everyone loves you.

At times during this half hour of mawkish misery you longed for the wit and wisdom of a debate featuring Sarah Palin.

America's supplies of tissues must have been exhausted during Barack Obama's 30-minute election broadcast late on Wednesday night. It had been billed as a "closing argument" by the Democrat's seemingly unstoppable campaign. In reality, it was an all-out, no-holds-barred weepathon with a feel-bad factor pitched somewhere between the third act of Schindler's List and the slaughter scenes in Watership Down.

It began, as these things so often do, with a flugelhorn. Then pictures of wind-rippled cornfields. Then footage of children and old people smiling - the tape slowed down a little, to make their happiness appear somehow tragic.

Obama Clause and his wise old Biden Wizard of Oz will promise you the yellow brick road to paradise if you click your heals three times (and vote a few times while you're at it) and dream "There's no place like Obamaland."

Obama's New Attack on Those Who Don't Want Higher Taxes: 'Selfishness'

It's unclear if this was a nod to the Ayn Rand book "The Virtue of Selfishness," with all that the invocation of Rand implies.

It would seem to be, given the themes of Rand's work, what happens when independent achievers are demonized.

Which would fit with this description of those who want to keep their hard-earned tax dollars as "selfish."

Atlas may not be shrugging, but Obama is.

Let's analyze this. Obama's brother live in a shack on $10 a year. Obama's aunt lives in a slum.

Just who is being selfish?

CBS: Obama Can't Pay For All His Promises

Time for a reality check! He doesn't have to pay; Comrade Obama will order you to pay for all of his pipedreams.

Without question, the Barack Obama infomercial served as a very slick and powerful recitation of the biggest promises he's made as a presidential candidate. But the very bigness of his ideas is the problem: he seems blind to the concept his numbers don't add up.

According to a CBS News estimate, he's around $90 billion short.

Fact: Even if you believe Obama intends to fix health care, most independent analysts say the cost is massive - $1.2 trillion over ten years, according to the highly respected Lewin Group.

Fact: The tax cuts he promises, which are mostly refundable tax credits (code for cash back), will cost $60 billion just in year one, according the National Taxpayers Union, though the Obama campaign's own estimates in July put that figure at $130 billion.

Fact: His new promise to give businesses a $3,000 tax credit for each new job created will cost $40 billion. But economists say this credit is far more likely to benefit companies already planning to expand and will likely not be enough to help companies create new jobs or forestall layoffs.

Fact: Obama's claim he will lower health care premiums by $2,500 is: 1.) guesswork, which is 2.) based on health care savings that might, in a perfect world, happen over 10 years - a fact Obama neatly glosses over.

Fact: Obama, when referring to savings he can make by leaving Iraq ($90 billion, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates), has spent these savings several times over, across several different promises depending on the crowd he's addressing.

Hey, it's only your money.

Obama Claus Is Coming To Town

You better watch out.

Once you get past the soaring oratory, to experience a speech by Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is to be hit with an astoundingly lengthy list of promises.

"I don't know how any reasonable person" could think he'd really be able to accomplish everything he's pledging to do, said the mother-in-law of a colleague, a Missouri woman who intends to vote for Obama.

The magic list grows. In Sarasota, Florida, Obama promised he would:

"give a tax break to 95 percent of Americans who work every day and get taxes taken out of their paycheck every week";

"eliminate income taxes on Social Security for seniors making under $50,000";

"give homeowners and working parents additional tax breaks";

not increase taxes on anyone if they "make under $250,000; you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime -- not your income taxes, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax";

"end those breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas";

"give tax breaks to companies that invest right here in the United States";

"eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-up companies that are the engine of job creation in this country";

"create two million new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling roads, and bridges, and schools -- by laying broadband lines to reach every corner of the country";

"invest $15 billion a year in renewable sources of energy to create five million new energy jobs over the next decade";

"reopen old factories, old plants, to build solar panels, and wind turbines"; build "a new electricity grid";

"build the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow";

"eliminate the oil we import from the Middle East in 10 years";

"lower premiums" for those who already have health insurance;

"if you don't have health insurance, you'll be able to get the same kind of health insurance that members of Congress give themselves";

"end discrimination by insurance companies to the sick and those who need care the most";

"invest in early childhood education";

"recruit an army of new teachers";

"pay our teachers higher salaries, give them more support. But ... also demand higher standards and more accountability";

"make a deal with every young person who's here and every young person in America: If you are willing to commit yourself to national service, whether it's serving in our military or in the Peace Corps, working in a veterans home or a homeless shelter, then we will guarantee that you can afford to go to college no ifs ands or buts";

"stop spending $10 billion a month in Iraq whole the Iraqis have a huge surplus";

"end this war in Iraq";

"finish the fight and snuff out al Qaeda and bin Laden";

"increase our ground troops and our investments in the finest fighting force in the world";

"invest in 21st century technologies so that our men and women have the best training and equipment when they deploy into combat and the care and benefits they have earned when they come home";

"No more homeless veterans"; and

"no more fighting for disability payments."

Even accepting the savings Obama pledges to bring, the bi-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says Obama will add a net $428 billion to the deficit over the course of his term.

Yes, Virginia, there really is an Obama Claus. You can hear him shouting, "On Pelosi, on Reid, on Kennedy, on Biden. Cash away, cash away, cash away all!"

Barack Obama lays plans to deaden expectation after election victory

An Obama aide said that Mr. Obama himself was the first to realize that expectations risked being inflated.

Barack Obama's senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week's election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.

Big things need to be achieved very early in his first term, when he will still have the political capital to achieve some of his most ambitious legislative goals.

He plans to make a major address in a big Muslim country early in his first term.

Mr Obama's first legislative goals will be to follow through on his pledge to cut taxes for the middle class and raise them for the wealthiest Americans, and to push through a hugely expensive Bill to provide near-universal health insurance.

Marching toward a dark river

How could a man with no record, no experience, no known convictions and no known core beliefs so mesmerize the millions to turn themselves, their children and their country over to a man armed only with neatly pressed pants, a good shoeshine and a seductive voice? We don't even get the salesman's smile.

Humorless, self-righteous and immensely proud of himself, he employs his gift of "a unique ability to identify with children" to lure the grown-up children. His success as a spinner of "fairy tales," as Bill Clinton called them in a fit of unexpected candor, is a tale of credulity run amok. Americans who look like grownups swoon like pimpled teenagers at the mention of his name, and brook no criticism however mild or reasoned the reservations. Polite questions are verboten, as Joe the Plumber learned. Scholars will write about this weird delirium in decades to come; the prudent are saving string for their Ph.D. theses.

Many who imagine themselves smart, educated and intellectual are reduced to schoolyard gibberish in denouncing John McCain and Sarah Palin - first and foremost Sarah Palin - and vowing obeisance to the Chicago messiah. The fanatics are particularly unhinged by inquiries into Mr. Obama's Chicago past, and what his associations on the South Side and in the intellectual warrens of Hyde Park say about who he really is, the beliefs he holds dearest (if any) and how his "palling around" with shady characters has eroded respect for his judgment.

Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship

Australia becomes a police state.

AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.

The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter.

They claim this is to "protect the freedom of expression and privacy rights of their users". In their view, this can only be accomplished through mandatory government censorship of communication.

If you recall, this was tried in early 20th Century Germany.

New Jersey County Police Melt Down Confiscated Guns

Note: The reporter needs to employ spell check to correctly spell "consfiscated."

It takes seconds for a handgun or rifle to liquefy in the heat of a 2,000-degree furnace.

Afterward, the molten metal can be transformed into many things. Iron pipe. A manhole cover. An anchor.

An iron pipe or an anchor can be formidable weapons in the hands of a criminal. Melt criminals, not guns.

Celebrities Threaten To leave The Country If McCain Is Elected

Oh, no! Seal and Heidi Klum join the list of celebrities threatening to leave the U.S. if John McCain wins.

So far, potential celeb expats include Susan Sarandon, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Stipe. Tina Fey says she's leaving Earth.

Seal told this month's Vanity Fair: "If McCain is elected and America staggers on further towards the abyss, then we will leave the country. That is not a problem for us."

I'm still waiting for Alec Baldwin to follow through with his promise four years ago. Perhaps he can get a group rate and join his brother Stephen.

Senate Democrats Play Home and Garden with Your Tax Dollars

It is nice to see that Democrat political hacks know how to control spending and focus on important issues a time of "financial crisis."

From: Rainey, Judy (Lautenberg)
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:24 PM
Subject: Accessorizing your office


I am collecting ideas on different (and inexpensive) ways to accessorize your office with pictures, photos, plants, etc. Here are some ideas that I've heard of, but if you have any other ideas, please email them to me and I'll add them to the list. Also, as you can see from the list, I am missing some information. If you can fill in the blanks, that would be much appreciated.


1. Get the Photo Studio ((SD-G85? Has this been moved to the CVC?) - 224-6000 - to print some of your digital pictures and have them framed at the Frame Shop (SD-G82 - 224-0602).

2. Botanic Gardens (226-4786 or 225-8333) will supply plants to your office.

Information at

3. The Library of Congress has on-line images (will print off or download for free?) of Senators, courthouses, etc., that can be framed at the Frame Shop.

4. National Gallery will loan some copies of art to your office. (Contact name and phone number?)

5. The Department of the Navy (and Army, etc.?) will loan items to your office. Congressional Liaison offices:

a. Army - SR-183 - 224-2881
b. Navy - SR-182 - 224-4682
c. Air Force - SR-182 - 224-2481

6. Copies of maps from the Library of Congress Geography & Map Division? 227-MAPS

Your Federal tax dollars at work!

We Need To Vote for Obama To Save Poor Jane Fonda

Poor Jane Fonda "cries all night" and her poor back is hurting. She is now "a bundle of nerves."

She believes that the Chosen One, Comrade Obama, is the only one who can save her. This is the mindless hysteria that will be selecting your next president.

Erica Jong stated, "Bush has transformed America into a police state, from torture to the imprisonment of reporters."

Correction, it was Biden and Obama who chastise and refuse to speak any further to reporters who dare to ask "difficult questions."

Get ready for the Obama police state.

Boy shocked after man powers up campaign sign

A McCain supporter put up his campaign signs. His signs kept getting stolen.

Having a background in electrical engineering, he decided to electrify his third sign and install a surveillance camera.

A 9-year-old boy with an Obama-Biden sign grabbed the McCain-Palin sign and got a jolt.

The kid's father was upset that his kid, who apparently is in training to be a career criminal someday, was shocked. His excuse was that his kid just wanted to see how the sign was put together.


Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I am not running for president. I am not running for president in four years. I am not running for president in 2008." - Barack Obama, Nov. 3, 2004

Fact: Proof that Obama is a typical, untrustworthy political hack.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Pennsylvania resident mistook a government truck made by "McClain Galion" to be a government truck with a McCain bumper sticker

This is the mental capacity of the typical Obama supporter.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship." - Alexander Tyler 1787

Fact: Think about this. Isn't this exactly what we're seeing now? In reality, hasn't this been the theme of Democrat Party election politics for almost as long as you can remember? Here we have Barack Obama promising that he's only going to raise taxes on the evil rich who make over $250,000 a year while 95% of Americans will get tax cuts. Think of this in terms of votes; higher taxes for 5% of the voters, lower taxes for the other 95%. It really doesn't take all that much mental power to decipher how this is going to work in an election. You seize money from the people whose votes you don't need, and give it to the people whose votes you do need. Simple! The result is that people have discovered that they are able to vote themselves liberal gifts from the public treasury. Who is promising those magnificent gifts of entitlement? That would be Barack Obama. What percentage of voters do you imagine are going to vote for Obama purely because he is promising them someone else's money? My speculation is that the number would be high enough to constitute the margin of victory for The Great Redistributionist, Comrade Obama.

Once upon a time, I had this wild idea that if you wanted something, you worked hard until you got it. That was then. This is now. Nowadays you vote for it. That's "change you can believe in."

Quote: "No, I don't think change is possible in any political system unless there is a dictator running the country and not a representative government." - Dr. Jay Gross

Fact: Dr. Jay is a strong supporter of Comrade Obama. This explains his adoration for Obama and big government. Through his own admission, he is fond of the idea of a "dictator [like Obama] running the country and not a representative government."

Dr. Jay has proven his disdain for freedom and all that made our country great.

Former Obama Speechwriter: Why I'm Voting For McCain

Since I started writing speeches more than ten years ago, I have always believed in the Democratic Party. Not anymore.

Not only has this party belittled working people in this campaign, it has also been part of tearing down two female candidates.

The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn't "a real plumber," and "They're fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager," and the patronizing, "I've got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber."

Having worked in politics, I know that absolutely none of this is on the level. This back and forth is posturing, a charade, and a political game. These lines are what I refer to as "hooker lines"-a sure thing to get applause and the press to scribble as if they're reporting meaningful news. The party I believed in wouldn't look down on working people under any circumstance. And Joe the Plumber is right. This is the absolutely worst time to raise taxes on anyone: the rich, the middle class, the poor, small businesses and corporations.

Not only has this party belittled working people in this campaign from Joe the Plumber to the bitter comments, it has also been part of tearing down two female candidates. At first, certain Democrats and the press called Senator Clinton "dishonest." They went after her cleavage. They said her experience as First Lady consisted of having tea parties. There was no outrage over "Bros before Hoes" or "Iron My Shirt."

But here we are about a week out and it's déjà vu all over again. Really, front-page news is how the Republican National Committee paid for Governor Sarah Palin's wardrobe?

Here we are discussing Governor Palin's clothes-oh wait, now we're on to the make-up-not what either man is going to do to save our economy. This isn't an accident. It is part of a manufactured narrative that she is stupid.

Governor Palin and I don't agree on a lot of things, mostly social issues. But I have grown to appreciate the Governor. I was one of those initial skeptics and would laugh at the pictures. Not anymore. When someone takes on a corrupt political machine and a sitting governor, that is not done by someone with a low I.Q. or a moral core made of tissue paper. When someone fights her way to get scholarships and work her way through college even in a jagged line, that shows determination and humility you can't learn from reading Reinhold Niebuhr. When a mother brings her son with special needs onto the national stage with love, honesty, and pride, that gives hope to families like mine as my older brother lives with a mental disability. And when someone can sit on a stage during the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Live, put her hands in the air and watch someone in a moose costume get shot-that's a sign of both humor and humanity.

Has she made mistakes? Of course, she's human too. But the attention paid to her mistakes has been unprecedented compared to Senator Obama's "57 states" remarks or Senator Biden using a version of the Samuel Johnson quote, "There's nothing like a hanging in the morning to focus a man's thoughts."

I can no longer justify what this party has done and can't dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It's wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Party's talking points-that Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that he's President Bush-are now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argument…doesn't mean they're true. After all, he is the only one who's worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges.

Obama donor ordered Big Brother probe of Joe the Plumber

Ohio Inspector General Thomas P. Charles is seeking to determine whether at least four probes on state computers were legal.

Name searches on Joe the Plumber were also conducted at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where his registration and driving records were pulled. The State Highway Patrol has seized a government computer at the Ohio Department of Insurance as evidence. A separate search was conducted in the Toledo Police Department's criminal database.

If you do something that embarrasses Obama or Biden, they are going to go after you, embarrass you, intimidate you, and attempt to silence you.

Hidin' Biden: Reining In a Voluble No. 2

Traveling with Biden during this campaign has sometimes been like reporting on a politician packaged in shrink-wrap.

Biden is now leashed to a teleprompter even when he is talking in a high school gym that is three-quarters empty.

And Biden keeps to a schedule that provides a minimum of off-the-cuff encounters with voters, except across a rope line.

Dallas Morning News reporter Todd Gillman attempted to take a snapshot - a not-uncommon occurrence aboard a campaign plane - and was told by a campaign staffer, "We prefer that you not take photos."

According to a blog post by Ryan Corsaro, the CBS News embed on the Biden plane, the candidate has not taken questions from the journalists aboard his plane since Sept. 7.

It would have been nice to ask that question of Biden himself, but a campaign spokesman told me the Senator was suffering from a cold that made it a strain to give interviews. (I didn't glean evidence of any symptoms during the four speeches that I watched him give over two days.) The spokesman also said Biden would consider it "presumptuous" to talk about how he would perform the job for which he is running. Or maybe it simply wasn't in the script.

Biden and Obama are disastrous without the prompter.

What Martin Luther King called evil, Barack Obama calls good

In his speech at the Planned Parenthood Fund raiser, Barrack Obama recalled how the first 'Margaret Sanger Award' went to Martin Luther King. To those of you that know of Margaret Sanger, you are aware this was an attempt to put a 'Black face' on her plan to initiate sterilization and abortion in the African-American community. Just as it is with Barrack Obama, the vast majority of Americans did not know of Sanger's radical views on race and government; they did not know of Sanger's associations with Adolph Hitler, Paul Stoddard and members of the Third Reich. Margaret Sanger fooled a lot of people with her deception; so is Barack Obama.

Martin Luther King points to a people of Christian faith that demanded an end to infant killing. In Rome in their declining years, it became law that upon the birth of your newborn child, if you didn't like the color of their eyes, the texture of their hair, the complexion of their skin, you could by law lay your child by the side of the road to die. The law further stated, anyone touching your child to give aid would be put to death. The newborn child was to be left to die! The early church under the threat of death scooped those children up and raised them as their own. Martin Luther King called not giving children "left by the side of the road" receiving no aid, evil! Barack Obama calls it a good thing. 80% of Americans call partial birth abortion, evil, while Mr. and Mrs. Obama call it a good thing.

St. Augustine said, "An unjust law is no law at all." I would say, "Far worst than the unjust laws are the persons who would vote to elect candidates who support unjust laws."

Former ACORN staffer testifies

An Obama campaign spokeswoman last week had said the campaign has "no ties" to ACORN. Comrade Obama is far too busy to be bothered with details.

A former staffer for an affiliate of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now testified today that the organization was provided a "donor list" from the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in late 2007 for fundraising efforts.

Anita Moncrief, a former Washington, D.C. staffer for Project Vote, which she described as a sister organization of ACORN, said her supervisor told her the list of campaign contributors came from the Obama campaign. Moncrief said she has a copy of a "development plan" that outlines how Obama contributors who had "maxed out" under federal contribution limits would be targeted to give to Project Vote, and that it was her job to identify such contributors.

Moncrief testified that ACORN and Project Vote were virtually identical.

Moncrief said she had received repeated warnings to "back off" from testifying today by people she knows at ACORN.

She said there were quotas of voter registration forms for workers and that some were fired for not meeting them.

"The (voter) cards are tied to money. The more cards you get the more money you get," Moncrief said.

Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.

Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts.

In recent weeks, questionable contributions have created headaches for Obama's accounting team as it has tried to explain why campaign finance filings have included itemized donations from individuals using fake names, such as Es Esh or Doodad Pro.

Near-Record Cold and Mountain Snow

Snow is accumulating this afternoon in the North Carolina mountains, and the rest of the Carolinas is shivering in the first cold outbreak of the season.

Temperatures that are more than 15 degrees below normal for this time of year, combined with strong northwest winds, are making today uncomfortably chilly in the Charlotte metro region.

Global Warming strikes again.

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Businesses Wary of Details in Obama Health Plan

Dave Ratner, owner of Dave's Soda and Pet City, Agawam, Massachusetts is pretty sure he is about to get "whacked" by the new state law that requires employers to contribute to health care benefits for their workers or pay a $295-per-employee penalty. In order to avoid thousands of dollars in fines, Mr. Ratner is considering not adding part-time workers at his four pet supply stores in Western Massachusetts.

But the penalty in Massachusetts is picayune compared with what some health experts believe Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, might impose as part of his plan to provide affordable coverage for the uninsured. Though Mr. Obama has not released details, economists believe he might require large and medium companies to contribute as much as 6 percent of their payrolls. That, Mr. Ratner said, would be catastrophic to a low-margin business like his, which has 90 employees, 29 of them full-time workers who are offered health benefits.

"To all of a sudden whack 6 to 7 percent of payroll costs, forget it," he said. "If they do that, prices go up and employment goes down because nobody can absorb that."

The bottom line: Comrade Obama's socialist plans will cost jobs and increase prices on goods.

Judge rules Ohio homeless voters may list park benches as addresses

Vote once but vote often.

Obama's First 100 Days

Swift amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens and a drive to make them citizens and register them, as in the Bill Clinton years.

Border security will go on the backburner, and America will have a virtual open border with a Mexico of 110 million.

Taxes will be raised on the top 5 percent of wage-earners, who now carry 60 percent of the U.S. income tax burden, and tens of millions of checks will be sent out to the 40 percent of wage-earners who pay no federal income tax. Like the man said, redistribute the wealth, spread it around.

Social Security taxes will be raised on the most successful among us, and capital gains taxes will be raised from 15 percent to 20 percent. The Bush tax cuts will be repealed, and death taxes reimposed.

Affirmative action -- hiring and promotions based on race, sex and sexual orientation until specified quotas are reached -- will be rigorously enforced throughout the U.S. government and private sector.

Universal health insurance will be enacted, covering legal and illegal immigrants, providing another powerful magnet for the world to come to America, if necessary by breaching her borders.

A federal bailout of states and municipalities to keep state and local governments spending up could come in December or early next year.

The first trillion-dollar deficit will be run in the first year of an Obama presidency. It will be the first of many.

Welcome to the ObamaNation.

Biden Can't Handle The Tough Questions

This time in Philadelphia with Anchors Angela Russell and Chris May

Russell: Well, I just note that according to the Small Business Administration, numerous small businesses are classified making under four million. No I think a lot of small businesses would be affected.

BIDEN: No. No. Y-y-you're -- you're getting this mixed up, with all due respect.

RUSSELL: Mmm-hmm.

BIDEN: Their sales are over four million. We say if you make under a hundred million, you're a small business, but the actual profit -- what you pay taxes on, 98% of what the small businesses make, what they pay taxes on -- are less than $250,000 a year. They're apple and oranges.

May: The Washington Times are reporting you paid more than $2 million in campaign cash over the years to family members for campaign services that they provided for you. There's nothing illegal about it, Senator, but some people think it doesn't exactly pass the smell test. Your response to the criticism of this practice of yours?

BIDEN: Well, first of all, $2 million they say I paid family members?

MAY: Uh, in excess of $2 million in fact.

BIDEN: No. Well, that's not true! That's not true!

MAY: $1.8 million for media consulting to Joe Slade White & Company -

BIDEN: Yeah! But that's not -- that's not my family.

MAY: -- $50,000 in payments to your sister -

BIDEN: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Slow up here, old buddy. Joe Slade White is one of the leading Democratic consultants. For the last eight years, my sister works for that company and pays a salary. She is not a partner in that firm. She doesn't own that firm. That money is not going to her. That money is going to a major, major Democratic consulting firm. It's a ridiculous assertion coming from the right-wing Washington Times!

MAY: Another one hundred -

BIDEN: That is simply not true.

This whole interview only aired one time before the Obama campaign got it removed from the KYW Eyeball News at 4 website. How dare this TV station approach the vice president of The Messiah this way? This is the "fairness" of the Obama campaign. If you do something that embarrasses Obama or Biden, they are going to go after you, embarrass you, intimidate you, and attempt to silence you.

If Biden can't handle a couple of local TV anchors' questions, how can he expect to have the fortitude to execute the office of President, if necessary?

Campaign Slogans Tell Us A Lot

"A chicken in every pot. A car in every garage." - Herbert Hoover 1928 (Brought us the Great Depression with these promises.)

"Spread the wealth around" - Barack Obama 2008

Obama says 95% of Americans are going to get a tax cut. The Bush tax cuts are going to expire in 2010. Obama is going to increase taxes as he allows them to expire. Your taxes are going to go up automatically. Obama said, "This is not a tax increase, it's not a tax increase. It's just a tax cut expiring." If you do the math, the practical effect of letting a cut expire is that you will be paying more in taxes and have less disposable income.

Obama preaches socialism, envy and racism. He tears down America, our society and the American people. He then claims to represent the middle class when the middle class is his target.

Jack Kennedy stated in his inaugural address, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

Obama's campaign rings with, "Ask not what your country can do for you, demand it; mandate it!"

Obama's supporters and worshippers are going to vote because they believe that because they are Americans they are entitled to the federal government solving all of their problems, providing their income and their economic security.

This means enormous trouble if you believe in freedom and self-reliance.

The Obama Campaign is saying that this whole notion that redistributing wealth (Obama's statement to Joe the Plumber) is a distraction. This is not a distraction; it's the core of who Obama really is. Obama is trying to ensure that everybody understands he's not who he is.

When a candidate proposes to use the power of government to steal money from tens of millions of citizens to give to other citizens who have not earned it, it is socialism. Obama is the candidate who proposes this with his "spread the wealth around" plan, and that would make him a Socialist.

Oops. We're not supposed to mention that. Socialism is a "distraction." We're not supposed to utter the word Marxist either. It's not productive. So we're being told that we can't be truthful. Being truthful could hurt The Chosen One. We don't have to say it. Obama said it and believes it. He smiles and speaks with platitudes with reference to fairness and screwing the rich and all of the standard socialist rhetoric. And, as we have already seen (Obama's campaign has tried to unleash federal prosecutors against a private group that opposes him.), he will attempt to shut down those to dare to object to his policies.

Obama is a charismatic demagogue. Nothing more.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "And to the extent as radical I think as people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted. The Warren Court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can't do to you. It says what the federal government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf." - Barack Obama 2001

Fact: Barack Obama calls himself a "constitutional professor" or a "constitutional scholar." The fact of the matter is Barack Obama was an anti-constitutionalist professor. He studied the Constitution and he flatly rejected it. Through his own admission, he despises the Constitution because it "is a charter of negative liberties." He thinks it is flawed.

Obama looks at the government as something that can do something to people, and he is angry that the Constitution limits the role of government in people's liberty. He doesn't like the idea of liberty, and he needs to "change" it!

How can Obama sincerely, with any integrity at all, take the oath of office as President?

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Quote: "But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society." Barack Obama 2001

Fact: Here we go again with Obama's "spread the wealth around" mantra. This is nothing new.

Redistribution of wealth is not a "distraction." It is the core of Obama and his ideals.

"Trickle-Up" Poverty: The New Economics of Barack Obama

Michael Savage predicts the future under Comrade Obama.

The liberal media talking heads are already proclaiming that a Barack Obama victory will be revolutionary. Revolutionary is right. The last great revolution took place in Russia. Within a year of the Russian Revolution in 1917, the communist leader Lenin brought the Russians change they could believe in. He created an economic system in which:

All industry was nationalized and strict centralized management was introduced.

Obligatory labor duty was imposed onto "non-working classes" or people who had money.

Food was rationed and centrally distributed.

Military-like control of railroads was introduced.

Private enterprise became illegal.

After Stalin took over the Soviet Union, he:

Imposed a state-run system of socialized medicine

Formed a strict, centralized cultural administration and ideological control system - in other words, reeducation.

There is every reason to believe that some kind of socialist revolution will occur under B.O. Bush has already imposed socialism on the banks, and Obama promises to do more of the same. The Soviets put people with money to work in factories.

Under Obama, the business owners in this country who drive the economy will be put to work by being forced to pay crushing taxes that will fund gold-plated healthcare for illegal aliens and welfare cases. Private enterprise may not actually be made illegal, but so many businesses will die under an Obama administration that the same goal will be accomplished. Instead of trickle-down economics, we'll have trickle-up poverty.

We already know Obama will impose socialized medicine - that is a given. And reeducation will come in the form of the Fairness Doctrine, which Nancy Pelosi will push through the Congress by stressing the need to foster unity and avoid destabilizing the markets with hurtful and unbalanced commentary. This is what the future holds under B.O.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I'm going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans." - Barack Obama

Fact: Nearly one-half of working Americans eligible to vote don't pay federal income taxes. Obama has changed the definition of "tax cut."

When government withholds money from your paycheck and gives that money to someone else who has not earned it; it's called welfare. Under Obama's plan, a couple earning, for example, $30,000 and owing no federal income taxes at all will get several checks from Obama's federal taxpayer-funded treasury. These welfare "tax credits" will be labeled "tax cuts."

In the ObamaNation, "tax credit" and "tax cut" translates into "payment." See how simple this is to follow?

Here are some examples of Comrade Obama's "spread the wealth around" payment plan:

A $500 "make work pay" payment.
A $4,000 payment for college tuition.
A payment equal to 10% of your mortgage interest.
A payment equal to 50% of the amount of money you put into a savings account up to $1000.
A payment equal to 50% of the amount of money you pay for child care up to $6000.
A payment of up to $7,000 if you purchase a "clean car." Obama means an environmentally correct car. (The Imperial Federal Government will determine the details at a later time.)
An expansion of the earned income tax credit. (Increased payments above your earnings if the government doesn't feel you are earning enough.)

The harder you work and the more you succeed the lower these payments become. Comrade Obama's tax plans are about punishing success and rewarding failure.

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!" Karl Marx

Quote: "John McCain wants to tax your health insurance benefits." - Barack Obama

Fact: He is correct. But, as Paul Harvey says, "And now, the rest of the story."

Here is the story of two friends. Jim and Phil work for two different companies. Jim's company provides health insurance. Phil has to buy his own. Jim's boss gets a tax deduction for the cost of his health insurance. Phil does not get a tax deduction for the cost of his health insurance. Phil is paying a great deal more than Jim for the same policy. Comrade Obama should be able to recognize that this is not fair. Here is the reason for this unfairness.

For decades the government has attempted to coerce people into receiving insurance through their employers. You become acclimated to the idea that someone else is responsible for your health care. Effectively, government subsidizes the cost of Jim's health insurance, but not Phil's.

McCain has an idea of a $5,000 tax credit for every family to pay for their own health insurance policy. Here is how this has to work: Everyone has to start from the same starting line. (No cheating. Remember "fairness.) If you recall, Jim is subsidized, Phil is not. To accomplish "fairness," McCain eliminates the tax deduction your employer gets for your health insurance. Now we are fair and balanced. Everyone receives the $5000 tax credit.

Note: With the Fair Tax, none of this would be necessary. Problem solved.

Home Owner's Association Removes Welcome Home Decorations

The welcome was for SPC Lauren Boitet, a resident returning from serving in the military in Iraq.

"I'm just glad to be home," said SPC Lauren Boitet.

"They removed the welcome home signs and balloons and flags," said Natalie Boitet.

Boitet claims when they tried to recover the signs it turned into a confrontation with the association manager.

The Boitet family said that in the past the association had ignored other signs.

"There have been signs for birthdays and parties and they've never taken them down," said Dyan Boitet.

Alan Williams is President of the Pace Island Homeowners Association. He said that "they could be viewed as political and supporting the war."

Williams claims any resident can pick up the phone and call any board member for prior approval. He said that did not happen.

You need approval from the Comrades before you dare to welcome someone home who is serving in the military.

Judge dismisses Obama birth certificate lawsuit

Judge rules that voters don't have standing to "police" constitutional requirements for president.

Translation: This judge has determined that citizens do not have the right to question whether a presidential candidate meets constitutional requirements.

Hawaii Governor, Linda Lingle, has sealed the birth records.

Judge R. Barclay Surrick stated, "Plaintiff would have us derail the democratic process by invalidating a candidate for whom millions of people voted."

Translation: You no longer have a right as a citizen to question your political leaders. It doesn't matter if the candidate's requirements as set forth under the Constitution are invalid.

"We The People" have just lost our rights to the socialist police power of government.

Welcome to the Police State

CBS News cameraman Jim Quodomine was arrested, handcuffed and put in a squad car for an hour after recording a peaceful protest outside a local church.

When CBS 2 HD's reporter on the scene, Christine Sloan, protested and said he couldn't arrest the cameraman, the officer said, "I can do whatever I want."

The officer even threatened to arrest the reporter and stated, "[This is] none of your business. Stay away or you'll be sitting in the car."

The reporter and photographer were not trespassing, as they were shooting the story on public property.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I've been working hard to bring the bacon home." - Senator John Kerry

Fact: Kerry is a champion of pandering pork projects. Kerry buys as many votes as he can with your money.

Additionally, Kerry voted for the $700 Billion bailout bill saying it was "flawed but necessary."

Through his own admission, this flawed political hack knowingly supports flawed legislation.

They came for Jessica

This is your future. If you dare to express your disapproval for Comrade Obama and his policies, you will be sought after by the Secret Police.

Roger Hedgecock details:

After World War II, trying to explain how good Germans allowed the monstrous evil of the Nazi regime, a pastor recalled that the Nazis came for the communists, and he did nothing; then for the trade unionists, then for the gypsies and Jews; then for the Catholics - and each time he did nothing. When they came for him, none were left to defend him.

Last week, here in America, they came for Jessica Hughes, and I will not be silent. I will not turn away, hoping, in the end, they will not come for me.

Jessica Hughes of Lufkin, Texas, former Marine, mother of three, answered her cell phone in the car, coming home from the emergency room. Her 9-year-old had suffered a mild concussion, but was OK.

The caller was a female Obama volunteer who asked if Jessica would support Obama for president.

Jessica replied, "No, I don't support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time." Then Jessica hung up.

The next day, a man and a woman in suits showed up at the door of her home, identifying themselves as members of the Secret Service.

The Secret Service agents stated that the Obama campaign had complained of a death threat. They had quoted Jessica as saying, "I will never support Obama, and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor."

Jessica's husband had heard Jessica's side of the original phone call and verified the actual quote. To which the female agent replied, "Oh? Well why would she (the Obama volunteer) make that up?"

Jessica replied that the Obama volunteer was probably unhappy about what Jessica had said about her candidate. The female agent then said "That's right, you were rude!"

The male agent then displayed a file with Jessica's full name prominently printed on it and asked her how she felt about Obama. At this point, the former Marine told the agent "in no uncertain terms" (as she later recounted) that this was America and that the last time she checked, she was allowed to think whatever she wanted without being questioned by the Secret Service. And was being "rude" a federal crime now too?

The agents then admitted they had no tape of the conversation, just the quote from the Obama campaign.

Responding to Jessica's questions, the agents would not identify themselves by name, nor reveal the name of the Obama volunteer who had made the complaint. The agents did indicate that Jessica was not in a court of law yet, and that they were trying to not embarrass her "by going to all her family and neighbors."

To these implied threats, Jessica invited the agents to speak to whomever they wanted, and stated she would happily go to court since she had done nothing wrong.

Jessica asked the agents, "Look, someone calls me unsolicited on my cell phone to ask me to support their candidate, and I can't tell them why I don't?"

The Secret Service left Jessica that day, but she could not get the "visit" out of her mind.

Jessica wrote later, "The fact that the volunteer lied, the fact that the Secret Service came to my house to question me about my thoughts and feelings and threaten to embarrass me to my neighbors and go to court if I didn't cooperate is not the tragedy here."

"Because that girl on the phone doesn't have the pull to send the Secret Service to my home. Someone high in the ranks of a campaign working for a man who may be the next President of the United States of America felt comfortable bringing the force of the Federal Government to bear on a private citizen on nothing but the word of a partisan volunteer."

The pattern is unmistakable. The drumbeat of jackboots echoes now faintly, but persistently, in the fall breeze.

Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber

Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher's driver's license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.

Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.

It has not been determined who checked on Wurzelbacher, or why. Direct access to driver's license and vehicle registration information from BMV computers is restricted to legitimate law enforcement and government business.

Joe the Plumber didn't threaten anyone or commit any crimes.

Yet government officials are scrutinizing a private citizen who dared to question Comrade Obama.

Obama Campaign Cuts Off TV Station After Reporter Asks Biden Tough Questions

Barbara West of WFTV Orlando, FL conducted a satellite interview with Senator Joe Biden.

She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.

Biden asked, "Are you joking?"

West replied, "No."

West also asked Biden about his comments pertaining to Obama being tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over.

Biden replied, "I don't know who's writing your questions."

Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.

Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign wrote, "This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election."

McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."

WFTV news director Bob Jordan said, "When you get a shot to ask these candidates, you want to make the most of it. They usually give you five minutes." He added that political campaigns generally pick and choose the stations they like and stations often pose softball questions during the satellite interviews.

"Mr. Biden didn't like the questions," Jordan said. "We choose not to ask softball questions."

Biden can't handle tough questions and the Obama campaign doesn't want to play anymore.

There should be no "tough questions" for someone running on a presidential ticket.

This Should Be News

Barney Frank and Joe Biden are the sodium pentothal of the Democratic Party. Biden told us to be afraid on national security. Frank tells us they Democrats will be coming after us with a big tax increase. Now Frank tells us that he wants a 25% reduction in defense spending.

So let's get this straight: we are going to see more than $4 trillion in new spending, have a big tax increase, and defund our military - while certain to face international challenges where "it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."

What Means Anything Anymore?

Andrew T. Durham attempts to wake up the sheeple.

What is there if there is nothing to believe in? Our media has overtly expressed their bias, and we cannot rely on valid reporting of truth. Goebbels said, "If you tell the big lie often enough, and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Liberals love to say that Conservatives are fascists. What do you call what I have just described? The media control of thought, the injection - not election - of a liar, inexperienced non-citizen to President, and the intentional, willful rejection of investigating Barack Obama is nothing more than fascism. The first thing Hitler did when he got into power was to deny the rights of citizens to own firearms. The government controlled everything and there was no freedom of speech. What does that sound like?

Recently, on the radio show The Savage Nation, Michael Savage interviewed Philip J. Berg, a lifelong Democrat who is suing for the Obama campaign to produce a birth certificate, which has not been "found". In the interview, Berg stated that Obama's own grandmother said she was present at his birth in Kenya. That is not a state, as far as my public education tells me. Further, Obama has not responded to the lawsuit with evidence to the contrary, which legally means the allegations are true.

We've elected idiots before. Clinton and Bush both proved that. But the issue is how can we throw the Constitution of the United States out because of white trash "journalists" who think they have control of the minds of the nation? This is FASCISM writ large. It is illegal to propagandize the American public.

If I remember correctly, we are people, not sheep. So why are we voluntarily being sheared?



Barack Obama has remained cool and confident amid the financial melt down, even as John McCain at times has been embarrassing, lurching from one proposal to the next. But while the polls are reflecting Obama's steady hand, the markets haven't. In fact, they're getting worse by the day as Obama's lead widens.

It could be a lot lower - it all depends on the policies of the next president.

And, as it looks increasingly likely that Obama will be that man, the markets are casting a vote of "no confidence."

Recently, Obama said he wants to expedite loans to small businesses, so he seems to have a clue that they produce much of the country's job growth. Yet his income-tax hike on upper brackets will hit vast numbers of small businesses - they'd face the highest rates they've seen in decades.

As his running mate, Joe Biden tells us that it's patriotic to pay higher taxes, Obama remains committed to squeezing businesses even if the recession grows.

From his days as a community activist, to his years in the Illinois Senate and now his brief time in the US Senate, he has shown little inclination to deviate from his party's tax-and-spend orthodoxy.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Time For Some ObamaNation Fun

When you visit your next restaurant, engage your server in a conversation about the upcoming election. If your server indicates that he or she is supporting the Chosen One for "change," use this (print a few, they better get used to spreading the wealth around):

Dear "Server"

We truly have enjoyed dining at this fine restaurant, and your service has been exemplary. However, we have been inspired by you and the words of Senator Barack Obama, and have decided to "spread the wealth around." We have paid what we owe here, but we'll be giving your tip, which you probably don't really need anyway, to one of the less fortunate at some freeway exit ramp on our way home this evening.

Best regards. Your grateful customers.

Who Is Overtaxed?

In 1980 the highest tax rate was 70%, but the top 5% of income earners were only paying 37% of all income taxes. At present the highest rate is 35%, and the top 5% are paying 60% of all income taxes.

Presently, the bottom 50% of income earners are only paying 3% of all income taxes. In the Comrade Obama world, that isn't "fair." Obama wants to "spread the wealth around" until the bottom 50% pay less. Is that fair?

Facts are facts, here is your chart:




Highest Federal Income Tax Rate



Share of Taxes Paid by Top 5%



Share of Taxes Paid by Top 25%



Share of Taxes Paid by Bottom 50%



Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I think most people understand, uh, that if you're not, um, caring for your family, uh, then you're probably not, uh, the kind of person who's going to be caring for other people." - Barack Obama

Fact: Obama doesn't care "for other people." Not even his own family. His half-brother, George Onyango Bodongo Hussein Obama, lives in squalor on a dollar a month in a hut outside of Nairobi. If the "caring" Obama sent him 20 dollars, it would double his brother's annual income.

Quote: "Radio and media generally should have a higher calling than just reflecting a particular point of view. They should use their authority, their broadcast power, to present an informed discussion of public issues ... The country was well served [by the Fairness Doctrine]. Public discussion was at a higher lever and more intelligent in those days than it has become since." - New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman

Fact: The Fairness Doctrine is not about intelligent, informed discussion. It is about government power to control communication and shut down resistance.

Quote: "I think Joe [Biden], sometimes, engages in rhetorical flourishes." - Barack Obama

Fact: This is how Obama explains Biden's mindless gaffes. Remember, when you say something stupid, simply respond, "I was engaging in rhetorical flourishes." How presidential.

Let's Pretend to Kill Sarah Palin

An artist in New York has set up an exhibit that features cardboard cutouts of Sarah Palin and her youngest daughter. People can join the "photo-op" by donning a vest and gun, and a lot of people are shooting Sarah Palin.

What do you think the media and public reaction would be if this same exhibit were about Barack Obama?

Today Argentina. Tomorrow The United States?

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner announced this week that her government intends to nationalize the country's private pension system. If Congress approves this property grab, $30 billion in individually held retirement accounts -- think 401(k)s -- managed by private pension funds will become government property.

The Clinton administration considered a plan to levy a one-time tax on the value of all privately owned pension and 401K plans in this country. They were stopped by congress in 1994.

Joe Biden told a cheering crowd, "Their pensions go first." He was referring to "big company executives."

The question remains, what are you going to gain if they rape executives? You will never see any money seized by the government. Additionally, how long until they rape and pillage your pension?

Keep dreaming: That could never happen here under Comrade Obama and our Imperial Federal Government. Just keep drinking the big government potion and the Comrades will teach you to think that everything is OK.

It's Government's Job To Take Property Rights

According to Burleigh County North Dakota Commission Chairman Jerry Woodcox, "Any kind of a plan, if it's a good plan and a progressive plan is going to take some property rights, but that's part of our job - to channel evolvement, to get a good development, to have it proper and do it right."

Woodcox does not own any property that would be affected and has claimed that he does not see how the Burleigh County Comprehensive Plan infringes on individual property rights. Interestingly enough, he then claimed that it will take property rights away.

Comrade Woodcox will decide what is best for you.

Store Owner Punished For Lowering Gas Prices

Shyan Din owns a gas station. Din decided to charge $2.99 for regular gasoline at his station, which is about 30 cents cheaper than the average price for gasoline in the area.

People line up to fill up their tanks. The local county code enforcement officer to told Din that he is causing a hazard and his business license may not get renewed.

The government is punishing him for offering lower gas prices. Din said, "I think it's my right. This is a free market, a free country."

Government control, coming soon to a business near you.

Obama's grandma confirms Kenyan birth

Can you spell "Illegal?"

The Pennsylvania Democrat who has sued Sen. Barack Obama demanding he prove his American citizenship - and therefore qualification to run for president - has confirmed he has a recording of a telephone call from the senator's paternal grandmother confirming his birth in Kenya.

He said the telephone call was from Obama's paternal grandmother affirming she "was in the delivery room in Kenya when he was born Aug. 4, 1961."

Berg said he's pursuing the issue because of "the most important document in the United States," the U.S. Constitution.

"Nothing is more important than enforcing the Constitution," he said. "The Constitution's provisions are very small for qualifying for president. One, be over 35, and he is. Two, be in the country 14 years, and he has been. Three, be a natural-born citizen. He is not."

Berg filed suit in U.S. District Court in August alleging Obama is not a natural-born citizen and is thus ineligible to serve as president of the United States.

Berg has cited Rule 36 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which states that unless the accused party provides written answer or objection to charges within 30 days, the accused legally admits the matter.

Since Obama filed only motions to dismiss the case and did not actually answer the claims, according to Rule 36, Obama has legally admitted he is not a natural-born citizen., asserted Berg, who has taken his information public through his website.

Besides Berg's lawsuit, several other court challenges also have been filed, including one in Washington state where petitioners are seeking to have the Washington secretary of state "verify Obama's eligibility" to serve prior to the election.

The claim states, "The 'certificate' that Mr. Obama has posted on his official Website is a 'Certification of Live Birth,' and not a 'Birth Certificate' from Hawaii. There is no indication on even this certificate as to specifically where the birth took place."

The Washington state case also alleges, "Wayne Madsen, Journalist with Online Journal as a contributing writer and published an article on June 9, 2008, stating that a research team went to Mombassa, Kenya, and located a Certificate Registering the birth of Barack Obama, Jr. at a Kenya Maternity Hospital, to his father, a Kenyan citizen and his mother, a U.S. citizen.

When Jerome Corsi, senior WND investigator reporter, recently traveled to Kenya to investigate several questions about the candidate, he was told the records were sealed and would not be made available.

The Washington claim states, "If in fact Obama was born in Kenya, the laws on the books in the United States at the time of his birth stated if a child is born abroad and one parent was a U.S. Citizen, which would have been his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama's mother would have had to live ten (10) years in the United States, five (5) of which were after the age of fourteen (14). At the time of Obama's birth, his mother was only eighteen (18) and therefore did not meet the residency requirements under the law to give her son (Obama) U.S. Citizenship much less the status of 'natural born.'"

When Obama later returned to Hawaii, within the United States, there should have been a government document affirming his citizenship, but that also cannot be found. If that was not processed properly, Berg said, Obama would be in a situation even worse than not being a natural-born citizen.

"If he didn't go through immigration, he now is illegal and has been an illegal alien. He couldn't even hold the position of senator for Illinois," Berg said.

Further, Berg said he suspected Obama's college records may indicate he received aid as a foreigner, and that's why those records have been withheld by the campaign.

"I really think it's because it probably indicates he's from Kenya, or Indonesia, or received foreign aid," Berg said.

Radical Loon When Obama Was Only 47

In the past week, TV anchors have taken to claiming that Obama "refuted" John McCain's statement that Obama launched his political career at the home of former Weather Underground leader Ayers.

No, Obama "denied" it; he didn't "refute" it. If "denying" something is the same as "refuting" it, then maybe the establishment media can quit harping on Palin's supposed lack of qualifications to be president, since she too "refuted" that by denying it.

Back before the media realized it needed to lie about Obama launching his political career at Ayers' house, the Los Angeles Times provided an eyewitness account from a liberal who attended the event.

"When I first met Barack Obama, he was giving a standard, innocuous little talk in the living room of those two legends-in-their-own-minds, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. They were launching him -- introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread."

The Times has now stripped this item from its Web page.

Ann Coulter fluently explains the connection between Ayers and Obama as this topic is apparently verboten from publication by the mainstream media.

Dramatic developments in Obama citizenship suits

The cover-up continues.

If Obama has nothing to hide, why doesn't he simply produce his original birth certificate to the courts?

The Military Supports McCain over Obama by a Landslide

The Army Times recently polled all military branches. Except where noted, data include responses from active-duty, National Guard and reserve members who described themselves as registered and likely to vote. Here are the poll results:

The military OVERALL - McCain 68%, Obama 23%

The Army - McCain 68%, Obama 23%

The Navy - McCain 69%, Obama 24%

The Air Force - McCain 67%, Obama 24%

The Marines - McCain 75%, Obama 18%

Hispanics or Latinos in the military - McCain 63%, Obama 27%

Blacks in the military - Obama 79%, McCain 12%

White/Non-Hispanic in the military - McCain 76%, Obama 18%

Other Race Specified - McCain 58%, Obama 30%

Men in the military - McCain 70%, Obama 22%

Women in the military - McCain 53%, Obama 36%

18-34 year-olds in the military - McCain 65%, Obama 27%

Age 35 and older in the military - McCain 70%, Obama 21%

Active Duty Military - McCain 67%, Obama 24%

Guard and Reserve - McCain 71%, Obama 21%

Military Retirees - McCain 72%, Obama 20%

Military Officers - McCain 70%, Obama 22%

Enlisted Troops - McCain 67%, Obama 24%

Additional poll questions:

Which of the candidates would do a better job as president handling domestic issues, such as education and the economy?
McCain - 53%
Obama - 33%

Which of the candidates would do a better job as president handling the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?
McCain - 74%
Obama - 19%

Which of the candidates would do a better job as president handling military personnel issues, such as pay and benefits?
McCain - 73%
Obama - 18%

Which of the candidates would do a better job as president handling Defense Department issues, such as weapons purchases, the size of the armed forces and national security strategy?
McCain - 77%
Obama - 15%

You are not likely to find this information presented by the mainstream media.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "The whole world is waiting, folks. The whole world is waiting. I know almost every one of these major leaders in the world by their first name -- not because I'm important, because they were young parliamentarians when I was coming up and we've been hanging around a long time. Tell you what, and mark my words. Within the next -- first six months of this administration, if we win, we're gonna -- we're gonna face a major international challenge, because they're going to want to test him, just like they did young John Kennedy. They're going to want to test him, and they're going to find out this guy's got steel in his spine. You're not going to like what we do; you're not going to appreciate our response. Please hang with us. Our poll numbers are probably going to be low after this happens, so please hang in there with us, 'cause it's going to be bad. It may not look like we're doing the right thing. We're going to need your support. We're going to need you to hang in and support us. You're going to need to remember the love you had for us right now when this attack happens." - Joe Biden October 19, 2008

Fact: Biden is predicting that we will be attacked within six months after Obama is elected. We haven't been attacked since 9/11, and Biden is worried. Biden is telling us that Obama is going to take the kinder, gentler approach with these international thugs and is not going to do anything, except unconditionally talk with them. People aren't going to like it at first, but they'll get used to being submissive after awhile.

Biden thinks international issues are some sort of game, some sort of "test" to win approval, and predicts disaster if Obama is elected. Through Biden's own admission, "You're not going to like what we do," is predicting the American people, including the Chosen One's followers, will not be pleased with Obama's direction.

That's not a spine of steel, that's spineless.

Why would anyone continue to support these political hacks?

Weren't they saying just a couple of weeks ago that once The Messiah was elected, the world would love us again?

Biden knows that Obama isn't ready to deal with issues of foreign policy and is preparing his followers for disappointment. During the Democrat primaries Biden specifically said that Obama wasn't ready, that the presidency was not a place for on-the-job training.

But again, why is this going to happen in the first place? They have been hyping that once Obama is elected the world is going to love us. We were going to discard all of this distrust and dislike for the United States. They said there was going to be universal worldwide love for the United States and Barack Obama.

What happened and why are they backpedaling?

For the record, JFK had a missile crisis that he botched. He was tested and the American people didn't like how it was handled.

Biden's prediction is that an "attack" is going to happen and Obama will botch his test as well. Biden is telling us that Obama is going to do something unpopular within the public arena in the area of foreign affairs because he says that "poll numbers are probably going to be low after this happens."

Biden is predicting disaster. Biden's been given briefings. The transition teams have both been briefed with intelligence on foreign policy. They know what's developing because he admitted five possible scenarios. He's is aware of what is going on. This isn't a typical Biden "gaffe." It's a pathetic plea. Biden is admitting that Obama is weak and will invite attacks.

This is first election I can recall that we are being told in advance that we can expect a test of the new president. And Biden is predicting disaster.

Is this the type of leadership we need?

McCain commented, "Senator Biden told their campaign adorns that when that crisis hit, they would have to stand with them because it wouldn't be apparent that Senator Obama would have the right response! Forget apparent. We know Senator Obama won't have the right response. We've seen the wrong response from him over and over during this campaign. He opposed the surge strategy that is bringing us victory in Iraq and will bring us victory in Afghanistan. He said he would sit down unconditionally with the world's worst dictators. When Russia invaded Georgia, Senator Obama said the invaded country; Georgia -- a small, teeny country -- should show restraint. He's been wrong on all of them."

That's actually pretty good for McCain.

Sarah Palin also commented, "Senator Biden said at a fundraiser on Sunday, he guaranteed that if Barack Obama is elected, that we will face an international crisis within the first six months of their administration. He told... (boos) He told his Democrat donors to mark his words, it will happen, that there were at least four or five scenarios that would place our country at risk in an Obama administration. I guess we gotta say, "Well, thanks for the warning, Joe."

Palin added, "I guess the looming crisis that most worries the Obama campaign right now is Joe Biden's next speaking engagement. (laughter) The real problem is that these warnings from Joe Biden are similar to his earlier assessment. Remember, throughout the primary -- it wasn't that long ago -- he said, Barack Obama wasn't up to the job, he's not ready to be president. He said, I quote, "The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training." The same Joe Biden said he would be "honored to run" on the ticket with John McCain because, he said, "the country would be better off with John McCain."

In Obama's world, it is easier to attack an American citizen like Joe "The Plumber" than to stand up to foreign enemies who threaten us.

That is pathetic!

Quote: "Barack Obama claims that he will cut income taxes for 95% of Americans. The problem is more than 40% pay no income taxes at all. So how do you cut income taxes for folks who don't pay them? What he's going to do is write them a check and call that a tax cut, even though it's really a tax credit. And where is he going to get all the money for all those checks? By raising taxes on America's families and on our small businesses and folks just like Joe the plumber, and Barack Obama is playing with words to hide his real agenda of redistributing the hard earned money of American families and I mean, you've got to hand it to Joe the plumber in Toledo. He's the one who succeeded in finally getting Barack Obama to, in plain speak, explain what his intentions are for these quote/unquote tax cuts." - Sarah Palin October 21, 2008

Fact: This is correct and what I have been saying for weeks. Apparently, Sarah has been studying my website.

Indecisive Obama Continues To Vote Present

At least this time he is only flip-flopping on the outcome of the world series.

Barack Obama, campaigning in the key swing state of Florida, is seeking to capitalize on the excitement over the World Series-bound Tampa Bay Rays, telling a Tampa crowd he was "showing some love for the Rays," several members of which joined him onstage.

Only problem?

Obama, a self-avowed Chicago White Sox fan, declared his allegiance earlier this month for the Rays' National League opponent in baseball's championship, the Philadelphia Phillies.

Obama has no backbone at all.

Bad Parenting Strikes Again

89-year-old charged with keeping kids' ball

Police in Ohio say an 89-year-old woman is facing a charge of petty theft because neighborhood children accuse her of refusing to give back their football.

Edna Jester was arrested last week in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.

Police say one child's father complained that Jester kept the youngsters' ball after it landed in her yard. Police Capt. James Schaffer says there has been an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood over kids' balls landing in the woman's yard.

The maximum penalty for a petty theft conviction in Ohio is six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

What happened to private property rights and trespassing? Parents need to teach their kids to stay off of other peoples' private property without permission.

A Liberal Supermajority

Get ready for 'change' we haven't seen since 1965, or 1933. The following have very good chances of becoming law in 2009 or 2010.

- Medicare for all. When HillaryCare cratered in 1994, the Democrats concluded they had overreached, so they carved up the old agenda into smaller incremental steps, such as Schip for children. A strongly Democratic Congress is now likely to lay the final flagstones on the path to government-run health insurance from cradle to grave.

- The business climate. "We have some harsh decisions to make," Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned recently, speaking about retribution for the financial panic. Look for a replay of the Pecora hearings of the 1930s, with Henry Waxman, John Conyers and Ed Markey sponsoring ritual hangings to further their agenda to control more of the private economy. The financial industry will get an overhaul in any case, but telecom, biotech and drug makers, among many others, can expect to be investigated and face new, more onerous rules. See the "Issues and Legislation" tab on Mr. Waxman's Web site for a not-so-brief target list

- Union supremacy. One program certain to be given right of way is "card check." Unions have been in decline for decades, now claiming only 7.4% of the private-sector work force, so Big Labor wants to trash the secret-ballot elections that have been in place since the 1930s. The "Employee Free Choice Act" would convert workplaces into union shops merely by gathering signatures from a majority of employees, which means organizers could strongarm those who opposed such a petition.

- Taxes. Taxes will rise substantially, the only question being how high. Mr. Obama would raise the top income, dividend and capital-gains rates for "the rich," substantially increasing the cost of new investment in the U.S. More radically, he wants to lift or eliminate the cap on income subject to payroll taxes that fund Medicare and Social Security. This would convert what was meant to be a pension insurance program into an overt income redistribution program. It would also impose a probably unrepealable increase in marginal tax rates, and a permanent shift upward in the federal tax share of GDP.

- The green revolution. A tax-and-regulation scheme in the name of climate change is a top left-wing priority. Cap and trade would hand Congress trillions of dollars in new spending from the auction of carbon credits, which it would use to pick winners and losers in the energy business and across the economy. Huge chunks of GDP and millions of jobs would be at the mercy of Congress and a vast new global-warming bureaucracy. Without the GOP votes to help stage a filibuster, Senators from carbon-intensive states would have less ability to temper coastal liberals who answer to the green elites.

- Free speech and voting rights. A liberal supermajority would move quickly to impose procedural advantages that could cement Democratic rule for years to come. One early effort would be national, election-day voter registration. This is a long-time goal of Acorn and others on the "community organizer" left and would make it far easier to stack the voter rolls. The District of Columbia would also get votes in Congress -- Democratic, naturally.

Felons may also get the right to vote nationwide, while the Fairness Doctrine is likely to be reimposed either by Congress or the Obama FCC. A major goal of the supermajority left would be to shut down talk radio and other voices of political opposition.

- Special-interest potpourri. Look for the watering down of No Child Left Behind testing standards, as a favor to the National Education Association. The tort bar's ship would also come in, including limits on arbitration to settle disputes and watering down the 1995 law limiting strike suits. New causes of legal action would be sprinkled throughout most legislation. The anti-antiterror lobby would be rewarded with the end of Guantanamo and military commissions, which probably means trying terrorists in civilian courts. Google and would get "net neutrality" rules, subjecting the Internet to intrusive regulation for the first time.

In both 1933 and 1965, liberal majorities imposed vast expansions of government that have never been repealed, and the current financial panic may give today's left another pretext to return to those heydays of welfare-state liberalism. Americans voting for "change" should know they may get far more than they ever imagined.

"That's not change, that's more of the same." Way more!

The Fairness Doctrine

Government censorship may make a return.

Through his own admission ("spread the wealth around") Obama is a socialist. People know he's a socialist, and he is preaching "change." You may recall an eloquent speaker in 1930s Germany who appealed to the youth movement who referenced "change" and spread the wealth around. Unfortunately, it was too late before people recognized the excessive growth of government control.

The most dangerous "change" will come from Congress in the form of the Fairness Doctrine that Obama will be all too eager to endorse. The Fairness Doctrine mandates equal time for different political viewpoints. Sounds good so far, but the judge and jury controlling all speech will be the Imperial Federal Government. Broadcasters will continually have to ponder what the government will think of anything they present. This sounds more like Nazi Germany than America, but that's what the political hacks will do to shut down opposing viewpoints. It will be tolerable to express a "different" opinion, as long as you agree with the government.

Government control of communication, that's dangerous "change" indeed.

Sarah Palin Is Similar To Another Great President

Who is this mystery person?

I am under 45 years old,
I love the outdoors,
I hunt,
I am a Republican reformer,
I have taken on the Republican Party establishment,
I have many children,
I have a spot on the national ticket as vice president with less than two years in the governor's office.

I am Teddy Roosevelt in 1900.

Girl called racist for wearing Palin t-shirt

She's only 12 years old but Ashleigh Jones is feeling the heat of this election year.

That's because the seventh grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School was called a racist by classmates for wearing a pro-Sarah Palin t-shirt.

"Some of the students were calling me racist because I was Caucasian," she said. "I wanted the Caucasian man to win. And I told them that's not true. It's my freedom of speech, it's my opinion."

Jones' parents say they aren't mad at the school they just want everyone including their daughter to voice their opinion constructively.

Ashleigh said that more of her friends are expressing their views by wearing political t-shirts and she plans to wear hers again.

Good for Ashleigh. I hope she continues to express her opinion. That's the courage and change we need.

Mentally challenged man says his vote wasn't right

Allegations of voter fraud continue as a Georgia family claims the vote of a mentally challenged relative was stolen.

They say the adult day rehab program where Jack Justice attends took him to vote, without the family's permission. What's worse is Justice says the person helping him wouldn't cast the ballot for his choice for President.

Jack Justice has been voting since he turned 18. Typically his family takes him to their neighborhood precinct. This time Primus Industries, his adult day rehab program, took him to vote. His family was shocked, but what shocked them more was that Jack claims that his aide commandeered his vote.

"They told me to vote for Obama, I said no I wanted to vote for McCain," said Jack Justice, a voter.

Jack Justice says the person helping him, selected Obama's name. His sister says the family is often asked to sign a permission slips for trips, but for this they were never notified.

Is Obama A Natural Born Citizen?

Quote: "Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton." - Barack Obama October 16, 2008

While Obama may have been joking here, the question remains: Why do Obama and the DNC continue to defy the courts in an attempt to silence the challengers on this important issue, rather than simply present the original birth certificate document as proof of his American citizenship? If there is nothing to hide, presenting the document would reasonably be the easiest method of resolution.

DNC steps in to silence lawsuit over Obama birth certificate

Democrat suing his own party says it's 'like they're in cahoots'

The man suing Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee for proof of Obama's American citizenship is outraged that his own party - rather than just providing the birth certificate he seeks - would step in to silence him by filing a motion to dismiss his lawsuit.

Prominent Pennsylvania Democrat and attorney Philip J. Berg filed suit in U.S. District Court two months ago claiming Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen and therefore not eligible to be elected president. Berg has since challenged Obama publicly that if the candidate will simply produce authorized proof of citizenship, he'll drop the suit.

The longer the DNC tries to ignore his lawsuit or make it go away - instead of just providing the documents - the more convinced he is that his accusations are correct.

Earlier last week, lawyers for Obama and the DNC filed a joint motion to dismiss Berg's lawsuit. The fact that the DNC joined in the dismissal request has Berg fuming, believing his party's leaders have ignored his pleas for proof in order to favor their chosen candidate over a rank-and-file constituent.

"I think it's outrageous," Berg said. "The Democratic National Committee should be ensuring the Democratic Party and the public that they have a qualified candidate up there. To file a joint motion is like they're in cahoots."

"The DNC has a responsibility to all Democrats in this country to make sure that all of their candidates are properly vetted and properly qualified," Berg added. "I think it's really an outrage to the 18-plus million people who voted for Obama and the people who donated more than $425 million to him under false pretenses."

Berg is frustrated, not only with his own party's leadership for allegedly not investigating Obama's background, but also with the major news outlets for failing as well.

"I should also be suing the national media and their disgrace for not properly vetting, inspecting or checking on Barack Obama.

"Look what they're doing to Governor Palin: They're opening up her closet doors, they're going through everything personal, but no one has ever gone after Obama. It doesn't make sense," Berg said.

Obama's website counters Berg's claims with links to articles that affirm the validity of his citizenship and an image of a Hawaiian birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama, born in Honolulu, Aug. 4, 1961. The webpage is part of the Obama campaign website's "Fight the Smears" section, an effort to prevent reports that Obama claims are false from disseminating as damaging rumors.

Berg acknowledges that as long as his lawsuit remains outstanding, the public will talk, and he told WND he wants Obama to quickly prove him wrong or the court to quickly prove him right.

"I've been on about 50 radio shows around the country," Berg said, "and on every one I've put out a challenge: Barack Obama, if I'm wrong, just come forth with certified copies of these documents and I'll close down the case."

"We're dealing with the U.S. Constitution and it must be followed," Berg explained. "I want the Constitution enforced; that's my main reason for doing this.

Wouldn't it be reasonable and prudent to present the document?

2nd lawsuit challenges Obama's citizenship

Man demands state verify birth records or remove senator from ballots

In a second lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's "natural born" citizenship, a Washington resident is demanding officials review original or certified birth documents for the Democratic Party presidential candidate.

Steven Marquis of Fall City, Wash., filed suit Oct. 9 in Washington State Superior Court, calling for Secretary of State Sam Reed to determine whether Obama is a citizen before Election Day. Marquis released a statement saying the state has the authority to "prevent the wholesale disenfranchisement of voters" who might have otherwise had the opportunity to choose a qualified candidate should records show Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen.

"At this point, Mr. Obama has not allowed independent or official access to his birth records nor supporting hospital records," Marquis wrote. "The Hawaii Health Department has violated Federal law by ignoring formal Freedom of Information requests for the same."

Marquis referenced prominent Pennsylvania Democrat and attorney Philip J. Berg's lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee for proof of Obama's American citizenship.

"Mr. Obama failed to respond to the District Court's request to produce or allow access to the official documents (should they exist) and instead filed a motion to dismiss arguing the Plaintiff had no 'standing' or right to know," he said. "This non-response as of 9/24/2008 in Federal court casts doubt on the veracity of the electoral system and is the principal reason for this lawsuit."

Marquis said his late entry of the lawsuit is due to Obama's "delay and subsequent non response to reasonable request for valid certificates."

He indicated that his requests for certification of the birth documents were rejected by Washington's Office of the Secretary of State. Marquis requested an injunction to force the office to confirm Obama's U.S. citizenship or remove his name from Washington ballots. He said the agency is "specifically charged with certifying and guaranteeing the veracity of official documents and overseeing the elections to wit the people's confidence in the fundamental aspect of democracy is maintained."

However, Marquis continued, "To date, in this regard, Secretary of State Sam Reed has not carried out that fundamental duty."

Is this what we have to look forward to for the next four years?

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

The Obamas Are Just Like You And Me

For a light snack, Michelle Obama ordered lobster apps, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar, and Champagne at the Waldorf Wednesday afternoon when she was there with Barack Obama.

Obama keeps telling us he is just like you and me. I don't know about you, but I can't recall, even when I was in New York City, ordering Iranian caviar for an afternoon snack. In reality, I have no desire to eat Iranian caviar, or any other caviar, or anything else from Iran for that matter.

Obama is just like you and me. How does he ever deal with those agonizing moments that go by in between his afternoon caviar and champagne snacks? And he says that others are out of touch?

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "As Barack says, a three letter word, "Jobs, J-O-B-S, jobs." - Joe Biden

Fact: Three letters? More proof that Biden is functionally illiterate.

Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglar Stealing Plasma TV

A burglar broke into a house while the owners were asleep. He thought he would help himself to their plasma TV.

The intruder was shot multiple times and died a short time later. The homeowner will not face any charges.

It looks like the burglar won't be watching the World Series.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area." - Congressman John Murtha

Fact: Congressman Murtha called his constituents racists.

They'll probably re-elect him anyway. Why bother with real "change" and vote against an incumbent who is arrogant enough to insult you.

Wait, Dr. Jay is from Western Pennsylvania. According to Congressman Murtha, he must be a "racist."

Joe The Plumber Wins The Debate

While this was McCain's best debate of the three Presidential debates he participated in, he never delivered the knockout punch.

The real star of the debate was Joe The Plumber, who was mentioned at least 15 times by my count.

By way of history, at a rally in Ohio on October 12th, Obama told Joe, an aspiring small business owner of a plumbing company, that he proposed to raise taxes on Joe because Comrade Obama wanted to "spread the wealth." All Joe desires is to purchase a business and employ a few people.

Obama specifically told him, "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Does anyone see a problem with Obama's theory? When you use the police power of government to "spread the wealth around," that's Socialism. Barack Obama thinks this is a good idea. Barack Obama is a Socialist.

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!" Karl Marx

This is "change" in the wrong direction as it will continue to erode our freedom exponentially.

This should have been easy for McCain to pull off. Even I, a Mega-Star Television Host, could have delivered arguments on the issues based on obvious facts.

McCain's paramount, brilliant line in my opinion was: "I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago."

Unfortunately, John McCain couldn't get the Ten Count in the debate.

If this matters, statistically, McCain is a better speaker than Obama:

Obama stuttered "uh" 238 times while McCain only stuttered "uh" 26 times.

So much for Obama being touted as this articulate orator.

It is reprehensible that Libertarian Bob Barr was barred (pun intended) from the debate. Now that would have livened things up. Regrettably, if we don't have "change" in the right direction and take our country back from the reigning political hacks, you can look for more censorship in our future.

Here is the transcript of the debate for those of you who care to peruse and analyze every word.

Or, you can watch the video here and perform the "uh" count for yourself.

Hopefully, the American people will vote on actual issues and not these prepared press conferences camouflaged as debates.

Dr. Jay Resurfaces and Endorses "Marxism is a good theory"

From: Dr. Jay Gross []
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 7:05 PM
To: George Dorunda
Subject: Re: Quotes and Facts

The spread of wealth is 'not' taking money away from the wealthy, it's providing opportunities and recognizing abilities in 'all' people in our population.

A government forced, or police enforced, redistribution of wealth is no where near what Obama wants. Government ownership of private industry is an antithesis to capitalistic effort. Individual strength and goal setting is the direction the 'people' must learn. That's the fault and the potential destruction of our society.

You're off base on this. Marxism is a good theory, but not possible because it is against capitalism and individual initiatives. We are and will be far from that structure. Obama has a problem, as we all do, in getting ALL of the People to have the same drives and ambitions. This ambivalence and lethargy is what is dragging us down and making our Country second rate in the world. [Business gets nowhere without energetic, hard working non-apathetic workers.]

I eloquently replied:

You contradict yourself in one message.

First you state, "Individual strength and goal setting is the direction the 'people' must learn."

I agree.

Then you write, "Marxism is a good theory… Obama has a problem, as we all do, in getting ALL of the People to have the same drives and ambitions."

It is not Obama's nor the government's job to get "ALL of the People to have the same drives and ambitions."

By the way, that sounds like a socialist position to me. Everyone must be the same. You support Comrade Obama well.

What would I expect from a dishonorable person such as yourself. It is clear that you can't even keep a promise to yourself. On September 30, 2008 at 10:49 PM you wrote, "George....this is the last time I will respond to your rantings."

You are weak minded and driven by emotion, not reason and logic. It is no wonder you look to big government for coddling.

George Dorunda

College Student Proclaims "I Will Follow Him: Obama As My Personal Jesus"

Some people are screaming "separation of church and State." This college student bows down to The Chosen One, The Holy Obama as her "Personal Jesus."

Obama is my homeboy. And I'm not saying that because he's black - I'm saying that in reference to those Urban Outfitters t-shirts from a couple years ago that said, "Jesus is my homeboy." Yes, I just said it. Obama is my Jesus.

As with many spiritual enlightenments, mine came in the middle of a bleak, hopeless period of my life.

Then I found my miracle. Stumbling through my hopeless world, afraid to turn to anyone with my political questions of morality, my concerns about the afterlife of the country I called home, a voice spoke to me.

Barack Obama bore to me his testimony in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention… I would follow him.

I was in shock. And then I came to Jesus/Obama.

I followed every primary with bated breath, and muttered my prayers to the political gods while proselytizing the miracle of my new prophet.

I questioned my newfound faith - was it all only a phase, like the time I thought I was Baptist in junior high?

Others too, had seen him as a shining light, heard that mythical voice boom out over the mountaintops…

I've officially been saved, and soon, whether they like it or not, the rest of the country will be too. I will follow him, all the way to the White House, and I'll be standing there in our nation's capital in January 2009, when Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States of America. In the name of Obama, Amen.

Does anyone see a problem with this growing religious cult worshiping the Dali-Bama?

Obama and Bush are not so far apart

Since Barack Obama incessantly makes the case that a John McCain administration would equate to another Bush term, it's worth looking at just how much Sen. Obama himself is in agreement with the unpopular president.

Does that mean that he, too, would be a repeat of President Bush? If one were to apply his logic, maybe so.

Here are 20 reasons why:

1. Abstinence: Bush expanded community-based abstinence education during his term, including a $28 million budget increase for 2009 in an effort to "Teach both abstinence and contraception to teens." Obama concurred in April when he said: "We want to make sure that, even as we are teaching responsible sexuality and we are teaching abstinence to children, that we are also making sure that they've got enough understanding about contraception."

2. Affirmative action: Bush said of the 2003 University of Michigan affirmative action case: "I strongly support diversity of all kinds, including racial diversity in higher education. But the method used by the University of Michigan to achieve this important goal is fundamentally flawed" -- because it depended solely on race. Bush has said other factors, such as socioeconomic status, should be considered, which would include poor white students.

Obama now agrees with that view. "Inside Higher Ed" referred in May to "Obama's suggestion that he may be ready to change the focus of affirmative action policies in higher education -- away from race to economic class. ... In his debate in Philadelphia with Hillary Clinton, he said in response to a question, that his own privileged daughters do not deserve affirmative action preferences, and that working-class students of all colors do."

3. Budgets: Obama voted for Bush's budgets, which included 19 spending bills.

4. Capital punishment: Like Bush, Obama supports capital punishment. He spoke out in opposition to the recent Supreme Court decision that denied the death penalty for child rapists. And in his 2006 memoir, Obama said, "I believe there are some crimes -- mass murder, the rape and murder of a child -- so heinous that the community is justified in expressing the full measure of its outrage by meting out the ultimate punishment."

5. Education: Obama supports charter schools, as does Bush, and merit pay for teachers, and he voted in favor of supporting the president's 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

6. Economics: Obama told reporters that he agreed with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Bush's bailout package, then voted for the $700 billion plan. And despite routinely criticizing "the Bush tax cuts," Obama is now offering tax cuts of his own (although only for the 95 percent of taxpayers earning less than $250,000 a year). What a concept!

7. Energy: In signing the $12.3 billion Energy Policy Act of 2005, Bush said it "promotes dependable, affordable, and environmentally sound production and distribution of energy for America's future." Obama voted for the energy plan and called it a "first step toward decreasing America's dependence on foreign oil."

8. Faith-based initiatives/fatherhood: Bush is well known for his commitment to the faith-based community -- with initiatives for the poor and on fatherhood -- and he expanded the ability to allow faith-based providers a seat at the funding table. Obama, who has railed against Bush's efforts, has still found a way to embrace them, saying he would "expand" faith-based initiatives. He used his Father's Day speech to echo the president's Fatherhood Initiative.

9. FISA: Of the Senate bill passage that rewrote intelligence laws to grant immunity to telecommunications companies that participated in the Bush administration's wiretapping program, Bush said: "This vital intelligence bill will allow our national security professionals to quickly and effectively monitor the plans of terrorists outside the United States, while respecting the liberties of the American people."

Obama, who supported it, after opposing FISA last year, said: "Given the grave threats that we face, our national security agencies must have the capability to gather intelligence and track down terrorists before they strike, while respecting the rule of law and the privacy and civil liberties of the American people." Almost identical, huh? Are we sure they don't share the same speechwriter? But Obama did take heat for his change of heart, as The Washington Post reported that: "The Illinois senator's reversal on the issue has angered liberal groups." Guess you can't please everyone.

10. Gay marriage: Both Obama and Bush agree that marriage is and should remain between one man and one woman. As far back as 2004, Obama said: "Gays ... should not marry." And in a 2007 Senate debate, he said: "I agree with most Americans, with Democrats and Republicans, with Vice President Cheney, with over 2,000 religious leaders of all different beliefs, that decisions about marriage, as they always have, should be left to the states. ... Personally, I do believe that marriage is between a man and a woman."

11. Global AIDS: Obama has said the U.S. must "lead the global fight against the AIDS virus." And earlier this year, he encouraged lawmakers to "Use whatever works with AIDS, including teaching abstinence." Obama has given Bush kudos for his efforts to combat global AIDS and the record amount of funding ($15 billion over 5 years) the president has earmarked for the fight. Obama said in September, "I think President Bush -- and many of you here today -- have shown real leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS."

12. Health care: While they don't share similar views on universal health care coverage, Bush and Obama agree that the problem with health care is "about affordability" and there is a need to address minority health concerns with more coverage and targeting. That is why Bush expanded community health care centers, covering the uninsured and targeting urban areas, to the tune of $1.5 billion for 1,200 centers "coast to coast."

13. Middle-class tax cuts: While he hasn't voted for such cuts, Obama is pushing his biggest economic initiative yet: tax cuts for the middle class. "We've got to help the middle class," Obama said Tuesday. Perhaps unbeknownst to him, Bush has already been there, done that. In signing the 2001 Tax Cut Bill, Bush said: "Tax relief is an achievement for families struggling to enter the middle class. For hard-working lower-income families, we have cut the bottom rate of federal income tax from 15 percent to 10 percent. We doubled the per-child tax credit to $1,000, and made it refundable. ... Tax relief is an achievement for middle-class families squeezed by high energy prices and credit card debt."

14. Minority homeownership: Obama adopted the Congressional Black Caucus principles "to increase minority homeownership" as it is "one of the best wealth-creation vehicles for minority families." These principles were developed as part of Bush's vision to expand minority homeownership to 5.5 million new homeowners by 2010. "Across our nation, every citizen, regardless of race, creed, color or place of birth, should have the opportunity to become a homeowner," Bush said.

Similar comparisons can be drawn for their positions on small businesses and on businesses owned by women and minorities.

15. National security: Obama voted yes on preauthorizing the much ballyhooed Patriot Act, sought by the Bush administration.

16. Offshore drilling: Bush has consistently pushed for drilling offshore, while Obama, who until recently opposed it, now says he's for it. In Nashville, Tennessee, he told an audience: "We're going to have to explore new ways to get more oil, and that includes offshore drilling."

17. Racial profiling: Obama's campaign literature states that he will call for a ban on racial profiling, even though Bush issued a directive that banned racial profiling in 2001. In his order, Bush said to the attorney general: "I hereby direct you to review the use by federal law enforcement authorities of race as a factor in conducting stops, searches and other investigative procedures. ... I further direct that you report back to me with your findings and recommendations for the improvement of the just and equal administration of our nation's laws."

18. Religion: It is widely known that Obama is a person of faith. He has said: "I am a proud Christian who believes deeply in Jesus Christ." Bush, who shares the same faith, has been just as much, if not more vocal, about his faith. He once told The Washington Times that he doesn't "see how you can be president without a relationship with the Lord."

19. Supreme Court ruling on gun ban: Despite his past endorsements of some gun control measures, Obama's reaction to the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutional right of individuals to own handguns mirrors the administration's. Obama now says: "As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms."

20. Welfare reform: An Obama ad this summer said he "passed a law to move people from welfare to work" and "slashed the rolls by 80 percent" (though all states had to as a result of the Clinton administration's mandate). Obama said in 2004: "Go into the collar counties around Chicago, and people will tell you they don't want their tax money wasted by a welfare agency." In 2003, Bush successfully called on Congress to reauthorize and expand on welfare reform efforts, "to make welfare even more focused on the well being of children and supportive of families."

Obama's "rhetoric" sounds a great deal like Bush on many policies. "That's not change, that's more of the same." Wait a minute; I am getting my Comrades confused. The Democrat-Republican Party is the only party we need in a one party system.

Hail to the Comrades.

Comrade Obama's Tax Plan - The "Rescue Plan" Smokescreen

A tax credit for businesses who hire new employees.

Fact: If taxes were lowered on these businesses without condition, they would be able to hire more employees.

Eliminating all capital gains taxes on investments in small businesses and start ups.

Fact: Small businesses and start ups don't pay "capital gains taxes." Most investments in small businesses are made at a personal level by the business owner. This is a worthless solution.

Fast track loan guarantees for the auto industry so they can build energy-efficient cars.

Fact: Another Government bailout. In a free society and marketplace, the marketplace shall decide the winners and losers. Another company will step in to fill the need if a poorly managed company fails.

Save jobs by creating another government program: a Jobs and Growth Fund, which will give money to states and local communities for pork barrel projects.

Fact: Go to a government office and observe the efficient productivity. It is not the job of Government to create jobs, and shouldn't be.

Cut taxes for 95% of workers.

Fact: Over 40% of workers don't pay income taxes. The magic term is "income tax credit, which is a check sent to people who don't pay taxes, otherwise known as "welfare."

Extend and expand unemployment benefits and discontinue taxes on unemployment benefits.

Fact: How long do we permit people to stay on unemployment benefits?

No fines or penalties to withdraw up to 15% from your IRA or 401k.

Fact: This was McCain's idea. Obama says that "John is absolutely right."

A three month moratorium on foreclosures.

Fact: Obama does a Kerry flip-flop. At one time he called this a "disastrous plan." However, there is pandering to be done and votes to buy. So, people who should be renters can remain in their homes for another three months rent FREE.

The Treasury should "help unfreeze markets" for individual mortgages.

Fact: Comrade Obama wants the Imperial Federal Government to "help" people with student loans, car loans and credit card loans as well. Where does it stop?

Comrade Obama believes that America is great because of government. All hail Comrade Obama.

When The State Becomes God

Government Power Grab

Originally written in 2005 but even timelier today.

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The Republican Case Against the Republican Party

By Libertarian Andrew Davis

To be sure, Senator Barack Obama is certainly to the left of Senator John McCain; however, it's not a stretch to say that the real John McCain has more in common with Barack Obama than he does with his own party. In fact, McCain frequently drew the ire of his party for many of his supposed "maverick" votes in the Senate.

His legislative masterpiece, the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, is generally regarded as one of the most egregious attack on free speech in modern history. Yet, McCain brags about his close relationship with Senator Feingold, as well as the likes of Senator Ted Kennedy and Joseph Lieberman.

Bipartisanship is an admirable trait in any politician willing to set aside partisan bickering, but not when it is for legislation that harms Constitutional liberties and puts taxpayers in danger, such as when both Senators McCain and Obama voted for the taxpayer-subsidized bailout.

Working together against liberty is no more virtuous than working alone for the same ends.

Senator McCain's record-one that he has vigorously tried to recreate with euphemisms like "maverick," "bipartisan" and "reformer"-has made him a darling of the left and a pariah of the right; at least until he became the GOP's nominee for president. McCain may be the new front man for the Republican Party, but it is too late to teach the old dog new tricks.

Republicans, coming to realize the true folly of their choice, try to excuse a vote for McCain by comparing the damage McCain will do to that of an Obama presidency. They will say, "McCain isn't great, but Obama is a socialist." Even when faced with a viable alternative, such as Bob Barr, who better represents the fiscal conservative/limited government philosophy that once used to define the Republican Party, Republicans choose instead to abandon principle for the sake of preserving whatever hollow illusion of capitalism that managed to escape eight years of the Bush administration.

These Republicans are right, in part. Obama is no friend to the businessman or the free market. The legislation he would push through Congress would have a detrimental impact on the American economy, and will undoubtedly be difficult to undo following his departure from office.

However, an Obama presidency would not usher in a new era of government regulation-it would simply be the continuation of a trend started with his predecessor. Republicans who are fearful of an Obama presidency and his alleged "socialism" are either ignorant, or in denial, of the vast expansion of federal power under President George Bush.

It should be stated that this environment of big government-both economic and social-was not created and executed by Bush without lack of support by so-called "conservatives" in Congress. But by every objective measure, the Bush administration has been the single biggest catalyst of government growth since FDR.

Republicans admit they may not agree with 100 percent of what Bush does or did (a positive sign that at least Republicans do have some lasting semblance of a conscience), but the symptom of big government is not just particular to the Bush administration. Object as they may to the creeping dangers of Barack Obama, the abandonment of everything fiscal or limited in the last eight years of government growth has been with the full knowledge and consent of the Republicans in Congress, and the Republican Party members who keeping voting these same politicians back into power.

Maybe, the trepidations of Republicans are valid. Maybe, this era of capacious government is all the fault of liberals. If this were the case, then it would be the liberalism of the new GOP.

The frontrunner of the GOP is no nascent liberal. McCain has long been a blacksheep of the right, most recently evidenced by the prevalence of this attack throughout the Republican primary. This criticism of McCain came from many of those that now support him.

But to complain about this "liberal heyday" of government regulatory power that Obama would create is to complain about eight years of an ever-expansive Bush administration and the cowardice of a GOP refusing to stand up to him-including that of Senator John McCain. For all that McCain says of his "maverick" status, he has either voted with the Bush administration in expanding government's power, or worked with Democrats to do the same.

So what are Republicans to do, faced with two choices that so clearly represent the antithesis of fiscal disciple and limited government?

McCain himself has proven that the premise that one must vote for him to save the country from Obama is misinformed. McCain's commitment to a paternalistic government, for whatever justification, is no different from the same aim as Obama's. It is merely to what extent they are willing to take it. Using Bill Clinton and Bush as barometers as to what one might expect from either an Obama or McCain presidency respectively, the idea that somehow McCain is the best bet for a restrained government is even more absurd.

A vote for McCain is to acquiesce to all the ills of the GOP, and to accept its current, vacuous state (just as a vote for Obama is to approve of the Democratic Party's impotence). It is time to accept that the GOP is a zombie that stumbles awkwardly forward, refusing to die, but unable to live. Its soul has long perished, and what is left is a hollow shell of a body.

McCain will not win in 2008 because he has neither the faculties of a statesman nor the support to stand up against an energized Democratic Party. While the GOP elite will support whomever stands at the front, rank and file Republicans, who have long grown weary with the path the Party has chosen, will not swallow more of the same rancid milk that has been poured for them these past eight years.

A McCain vote is the quintessential wasted vote because it will neither elect a president nor demand reform within the Party. So long as Republican members continue to cast votes for those Republicans they find absolutely repugnant, Republicans will continue to lose elections.

This was the case in 2006, and it shall be in 2008.

If there need be any more evidence of this fact, simply look to the pitiful state of McCain's campaign. Knowing that he can't beat Obama on the issues-mainly because there is so little difference between them-McCain has resorted to stoking the fires of racism and paranoia among his supporters in hopes of winning on emotion, rather than policy.

In 2008, there is only one logical choice for fiscal conservative and champions of the free market: Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party. A vote for Bob Barr is not only one placed for a proven capitalist, fiscal warrior and enemy of big government, but it also sends a message to the Republican Party that cannot be ignored.

McCain will not win, and a vote for him is one wasted. McCain will bring no change from the last eight years, and will only continue the trend of bigger government and higher spending. His "reformer" rhetoric is as hollow as his campaign.

The Libertarian Party will not play spoiler to the Republican's presidential aspirations this year, for there is nothing to spoil. McCain will lose because Republicans chose to support someone who better represented the fiscal values of forgotten GOP heroes like Barry Goldwater. So long as the GOP continues to run people who fail to inspire the base of the Republican Party, they will lose elections, as more and more disenchanted Republicans will drift to the Libertarian Party.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." - Barack Obama October 12, 2008

Fact: When you use the police power of government to "spread the wealth around," that's Socialism. Barack Obama thinks this is a good idea. Barack Obama is a Socialist.

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!" Karl Marx

This is "change" in the wrong direction as it will continue to erode our freedom exponentially.

Hospitals send illegals back where they belong

Finally! Illegal is illegal.

In a whiney article chock full of undertones of liberal outrage, the New York Times reported recently that "U.S. hospitals are taking it upon themselves to repatriate seriously injured or ill immigrants because they cannot find nursing homes willing to accept them without insurance."

To which I say, "FINALLY!"

My opinions on the subject of "undocumented" aliens are, ironically, very well documented. Having an additional 20 million or so people in the country using our schools and our healthcare system without kicking in to help pay for them is an incredible burden that the rest of us must bear. So even though the New York Times wants me to shake my head in dismay at those big hospital meanies, I just won't do it.

The fact is, someone's got to draw the line somewhere. There's not a limitless supply of money in our country (no matter how much of it the government is willing to throw away).

According to the article, newly arrived documented and undocumented immigrants qualify for emergency medical care only under Medicaid, which "covers only a small fraction of the cost." Do you see anything wrong with that sentence? Why is it that the UNDOCUMENTED (remember: this means ILLEGAL) "qualify" for anything? If you are not in the U.S. legally, then you are not entitled to a darned thing.

Yet the Times complains that, because the majority of state governments do not fund post-hospital care for undocumented or temporary, or documented immigrants, "hospitals are operating in a void, without governmental assistance of oversight, leaving ample room for legal and ethical transgressions on both sides of the border."


Of course, the "immigrant advocates" are up in arms about this. For some reason, they vilify the hospitals for sending these people back where they came from. The Times article says pro-immigration groups complain that repatriation means "ambulances taking patients in the wrong direction, away from first-world hospitals to less adequate care, if any."

To which I say, "So? What's the problem?" What makes these people think they're entitled to first-world health care when they're not U.S. citizens? The mindset is amazing to me.

Personally, I think it's great that hospitals are doing exactly what the Immigration and Naturalization Services Department should be doing every day - putting illegals back on boats, planes - or in this case, ambulances - and getting them out of the country.

But of course, leave it to the left-leaning judges to take the illogical other side of the argument. The Times article describes the case of one illegal immigrant from Guatamala who was in a crash with a drunk driver. Afterwards, a Florida hospital saved his life twice and, unable to find a rehab center that would accept an uninsured patient, this hospital cared for this man for YEARS to the tune of $1.5 million! The hospital then requested a court ruling to return the man to Guatemala. This was granted by a Florida judge, and the man was transported by air ambulance to Guatamala - which cost the hospital another $30,000.

Incredibly, this ruling was overturned by a district court of appeals, which said there was no evidence that Guatamala would provide the appropriate care! What's more, the appeals court also ruled - and you'll love this - that the hospital can be sued by the man for punitive damages and the cost of his medical care!

I'm not ashamed to point out the one ignored and very obvious fact in this entire story: if this Guatamalan man had not come to the U.S. illegally, he'd never have been hit by that drunk driver. And if you think I'm a heartless monster for thinking that, consider this: if you were in Guatamala without a passport, and you were hit by a drunk driver… how do you think you'd be treated? It's something to think about.

Applauding a healthcare system that's - for once - doing the right thing,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

2008 Trilateral Commission Membership List

Do you wonder who is currently a member of the Trilateral Commission? You should, because it's their New International Economic Order that is bringing us financial and political chaos.

See how many references you can find for Goldman Sachs - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was CEO of Goldman prior to accepting the Treasury position.

These are people whose influence needs to be ripped out of the political process in Washington, DC:

Richard L. Armitage, President, Armitage International LLC, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

James L. Balsillie, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Research in Motion, Ltd., Waterloo, ON

Alan R. Batkin, Vice Chairman, Eton Park Capital Management, New York, NY

Nani Beccalli-Falco, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE International, Brussels, Belgium

*C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs

Catherine Bertini, Professor of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Senior Fellow, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; former Under Secretary-General for Management, United Nations; former Executive Director, UN World Food Program.

Robert D. Blackwill, President, BGR International, Washington, DC; former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Planning; former Ambassador to India

Adm. Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Navy (retired), John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research; Omar Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership, Army War College and Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; former Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command

Herminio Blanco Mendoza, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Soluciones Estratégicas, Mexico City, NL; former Mexican Secretary of Commerce and Industrial Development

David G. Bradley, Chairman, Atlantic Media Company, Washington, DC

Lael Brainard, Vice President and Founding Director, Global Economy and Development Center, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Harold Brown, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC; former General Partner, Warburg Pincus & Company, New York, NY; former U.S. Secretary of Defense

*Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC; Robert Osgood Professor of American Foreign Affairs, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; former U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, Global Development Programs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA

Louis C. Camilleri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Altria Group, Inc., New York, NY

Kurt Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Center for a New American Security (CNAS), Washington, DC; Director of the Aspen Strategy Group; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and the Pacific

Raymond Chrétien, Strategic Advisor, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Montreal, QC; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for International Studies of the University of Montreal; former Associate Under-Secretary of State of External Affairs; former Ambassador of Canada to the Congo, Belgium, Mexico, the United States and France

William T. Coleman, Jr., Senior Partner and the Senior Counselor, O'Melveny & Myers, Washington, DC; former U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Lifetime Trustee, Trilateral Commission

Richard N. Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Chairman, U.S. National Intelligence Council; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs

E. Gerald Corrigan, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York, NY; former President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Lee Cullum, former regular commentator, "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," and columnist, Dallas, TX

H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Danaher Corporation, Washington, DC

Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University, New York, NY; Visiting Professor, Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo

Lynn Davis, Director, Washington Office, The RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Arthur A. DeFehr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Palliser Furniture, Winnipeg, MB

André Desmarais, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada, Montréal, QC; Deputy Chairman, Power Financial Corporation

John M. Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; former Director of Central Intelligence; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, NY

Peter C. Dobell, Founding Director, Parliamentary Centre, Ottawa, ON

Wendy K. Dobson, Professor and Director, Institute for International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; former Canadian Associate Deputy Minister of Finance

Thomas Donilon, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Washington, DC

Kenneth M. Duberstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Duberstein Group, Washington, DC; former Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan

Peggy Dulany, Founder and Chair, Synergos Institute, New York, NY

Robert Eckert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mattel, Inc., El Segundo, CA

Jessica P. Einhorn, Dean, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC; former Managing Director for Finance and Resource Mobilization, World Bank

Diana Farrell, Director, McKinsey Global Institute, San Francisco, CA

Dianne Feinstein, Member (D-CA), U.S. Senate

Martin S. Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research; former Chairman, U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisors

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF, New York, NY; former Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Financial Services Products, and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation; former Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System

Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel, Jerusalem; former President, Citigroup International and Vice Chairman, Citgroup, New York, NY; former First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

*Thomas S. Foley, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; former North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission, Washington, DC

Kristin J. Forbes, Associate Professor of Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA; former Member of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors

Michael B.G. Froman, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure and Sustainable Development, Citi Alternative Investments, Citigroup Inc., New York, NY

Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L. Schwartz Professor International Political Economy, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC

Dionisio Garza Medina, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, ALFA, Garza Garcia, NL

Richard A. Gephardt, Senior Counsel, DLA Piper, Washington, DC; former Member (D-MO), U.S. House of Representatives

David Gergen, Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Editor-at-Large, U.S. News and World Report

Timothy F. Geithner, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY

Francisco Gil-Díaz, Executive President, Telefónica de España-México and Central América, Mexico City, DF

Peter C. Godsoe, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank, Toronto, ON

*Allan E. Gotlieb, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, ON; Chairman, Sotheby's, Canada; former Canadian Ambassador to the United States; North American Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Bill Graham, Chancellor, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; former Member of Canadian House of Commons; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Defence

Donald E. Graham, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Washington Post Company, Washington, DC

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY; former Director, Policy Planning, U. S. Department of State; former Director of Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution

James T. Hackett, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., The Woodlands, TX

John J. Hamre, President, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Richard F. Haskayne, Board Chairman Emeritus, University of Calgary, AB; past Chairman of the Board of TransCanada Corporation

Carlos Heredia, Economist, Mexico City, DF; Advisor to the Governor of Michoacán

*Carla A. Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants, Washington, DC; former U.S. Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

*Karen Elliott House, Writer, Princeton, NJ; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal

Gen. James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy, Washington, DC

Alejandro Junco de la Vega, President and Director, Grupo Reforma, Monterrey, NL

Robert Kagan, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC

Arnold Kanter, Principal and Founding Member, The Scowcroft Group, Washington, DC; former U.S. Under Secretary of State

Charles R. Kaye, Co-President, Warburg Pincus LLC, New York, NY

James Kimsey, President and Executive Director, The Kimsey Foundation, Washington, DC

Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York, NY; former U.S. Secretary of State; former U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; Lifetime Trustee, Trilateral Commission

Michael Klein, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Citi Markets & Banking; Vice Chairman, Citibank International plc; New York, NY

Steven E. Koonin, Chief Scientist, BP, London, UK

Enrique Krauze, General Director, Editorial Clio Libros y Videos, S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, DF

Robert W. Lane, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company, Moline, IL

Fred Langhammer, Chairman, Global Affairs, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., New York, NY

Winston Lord, Chairman Emeritus and former Co-Chairman of the Board, International Rescue Committee, New York, NY; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to China

E. Peter Lougheed, Counsel, Bennett Jones, Barristers & Solicitors, Calgary, AB; former Premier of Alberta

*Roy MacLaren, former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; former Canadian Minister of International Trade; Toronto, ON

John A. MacNaughton, Chairman, Business Development Bank of Canada, and Chairman of Canadian Trading and Quotation System Inc., Toronto, ON

Antonio Madero, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, San Luis Corporacion, S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, DF

John Manley, Senior Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Ottawa, ON; former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

*Sir Deryck C. Maughan, Managing Director and Chairman, KKR Asia, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York, NY; former Vice Chairman, Citigroup

Jay Mazur, President Emeritus, UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, and President, ILGWU's 21st Century Heritage Foundation, New York, NY

Robert S. McNamara, former President, World Bank; former U.S. Secretary of Defense; former President, Ford Motor Company; Lifetime Trustee, Trilateral Commission

James Moore, Member from British Columbia, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, ON; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Pacific Gateway and Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Marc H. Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League, New York, NY; former Mayor, New Orleans, LA

Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University, Montreal, QC

*Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase, NY

*Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Meghan O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan, National Security Council, The White House

Thomas R. Pickering, Vice Chairman, Hills & Company, International Consultants, Washington, DC; former Senior Vice President, International Relations, The Boeing Company, Arlington, VA; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the United Nations

Martha C. Piper, former President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Richard Plepler, Co-president, HBO, New York, NY

Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group, Washington, DC; former Commander, U.S. European Command, and Supreme Allied Commander NATO; former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense

Charles B. Rangel, Member (D-NY), U.S. House of Representatives

Federico Reyes Heroles, Writer and Political Analyst, Chairman of the Board of Este Pais Magazine, and Chairman of the Board, Transparencia Mexicana, Mexico City, DF

*Susan Rice, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies and Global Economy and Development Programs, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council

Hartley Richardson, President, James Richardson & Sons, Ltd., Winnipeg, MB

Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Office, J.E. Robert Companies, McLean, VA

David Rockefeller, Founder, Honorary Chairman, and Lifetime Trustee, Trilateral Commission, New York, NY

John D. Rockefeller IV, Member (D-WV), U.S. Senate

Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Charles Rose, Host of the Charlie Rose Show and Charlie Rose Special Edition, PBS, New York, NY

Irene B. Rosenfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kraft Foods, Inc., Northfield, IL

Dennis Ross, Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washingon Institute for Near East Policy, Washington, DC; former Special Middle East Coordinator in President Clinton's Administration

*Luis Rubio, President, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico City, DF

Arthur F. Ryan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc., Newark, NJ

Jaime Serra, Chairman, SAI Consulting, Mexico City, DF; former Mexican Minister of Trade and Industry

Dinakar Singh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TPG-Axon Capital, New York, NY; former Co-head, Principal Strategies Department, Goldman Sachs

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Gordon Smith, Director, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC; Chairman, Board of Governors, International Development Research Centre; former Canadian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister to the Economic Summit

Donald R. Sobey, Chairman Emeritus, Empire Company Ltd., Halifax, NS

Ronald D. Southern, Chairman, ATCO Group, Calgary, AB

James B. Steinberg, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin, TX; former Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor

Jessica Stern, Academic Director, Program on Terrorism and the Law, Harvard Law School, and Lecturer on Law and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Barbara Stymiest, Chief Operating Officer, RBC Financial Group, Toronto, ON

John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC

George J. Tenet, Distinguished Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence

*Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York; Frederick H. Schultz Professor Emeritus, International Economic Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System; Honorary North American Chairman and former North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission

William H. Webster, Senior Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Washington, DC; former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence; former Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation; former Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International, New York, NY

*Lorenzo H. Zambrano, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, CEMEX, Monterrey, NL; North American Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University, New Haven, CT; former President of Mexico

Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, U.S. News & World Report, and Publisher, New York Daily News; Founder and Chairman of Boston Properties, Inc.; New York, NY

Former Members In Public Service:

Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States

Paula J. Dobriansky, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Luis Téllez, Secretary of Communications and Transport of Mexico

Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank

How many seven-year-olds does it take to win an election?

No, this is not a joke.

A seven-year-old Connecticut girl ended up on a voter registration form submitted by ACORN.

Most states prohibit paying per signature, but ACORN workers earning $8 to $9 an hour still have to hit their quotas. And many need the money - including some ex-cons in work-release programs.

Perhaps Obama needs to fork over more than his initial $800,000 campaign expenditure to ACORN.

State authorities in New Mexico, Indiana, Missouri, Connecticut, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nevada have launched probes of bogus voter registration forms filed by ACORN.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

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Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I assumed that he [William Ayers] had been rehabilitated." - Barack Obama

Fact: If Obama, through his own admission, assumes a known terrorist "had been rehabilitated," he has proven that he is naive.

Perhaps Obama also feels that Bin Laden has been rehabilitated.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work." - Barack Obama November 2007

Fact: Through his own admission, Obama was associated with ACORN

Barack Obama Believes In The American Dream Up To $250,000

After that, you are the evil rich and will be ordered to pay your "fair share" of higher taxes. Obama's American dream is the United States becoming a full-fledged, acknowledged, unmistakably socialist country.

Back when this movement began in the 90's, ACORN filed a lawsuit against Citibank. It was settled out of court, and the parties listed include "Obama, Barack H., Illinois." Obama was part of the group that sued Citibank to force it to make loans to people who couldn't pay for them.

Obama handed the American dream of home ownership in a systemic way to those who weren't qualified to have it. In the process he has torpedoed the American dream of those who earned what they had through tanking the market and frozen lines of credit. People like you went out and earned it. You worked for it and experienced the American dream. Now, as a result of Comrade Obama and his cohort political hacks, the American dream has been punctured because people who couldn't qualify at the time were given access to the American dream of home ownership.

Obama created the "crisis" (a symptom of Borderline Personality Disorder) and now is rushing in to fix it by limiting the American dream.

So, attention Bill Gates and other entrepreneurs out there, Barack Obama has set the limit on how far the American dream can go. He wants you to be good, but don't be too good. That wouldn't be "fair."

The question is, how long before the bloated, overspending Imperial Federal Government decides they need more money for pork to buy more votes and lowers that $250,000 limit? Someday everyone might be considered the "evil rich." If you doubt it could happen to you, think again.

Government corruption, control and greed are winning and the sheeple are blindly walking into the abyss.

Five Million Illegals Have Illegal Mortgages in U.S.A.!

Illegals have five million fraudulent home mortgages while you're paying yours! This is just one more example of the lax lending laws put into place by political hacks like Barney Frank that have contributed to this economic crisis.

The FBI has followed numerous cases to prosecution and conviction.


Operation Quick Flip is designed to show that federal law enforcement recognizes the mortgage fraud threat. The Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Investigative Division (CID), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPS), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have participated in this case round-up to provide information to the public regarding the federal government's efforts to combat mortgage fraud. The federal agencies involved are targeting mortgage fraud groups in order to disrupt and dismantle them permanently.

Mortgage Fraud is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes in the United States. Mortgage Fraud is defined as a material misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission relied upon by an underwriter or lender to fund, purchase, or insure a loan.

There are two types of Mortgage Fraud: fraud for property and fraud for profit. Fraud for Property, also known as Fraud for Housing, usually involves the borrower as the perpetrator on a single loan. The borrower makes a few misrepresentations, usually regarding income, personal debt, and property value or there are down payment problems. The borrower wants the property and intends to repay the loan. Sometimes industry professionals are involved in coaching the borrower so that they qualify. Fraud for Property/Housing accounts for 20 percent of all fraud.

Fraud for Profit involves industry professionals. There are generally multiple loan transactions with several financial institutions involved. These frauds include numerous gross misrepresentations including: income is overstated, assets are overstated, collateral is overstated, the length of employment is overstated or fictitious employment is reported, and employment is backstopped by co-conspirators. The borrower's debts are not fully disclosed, nor is the borrower's credit history, which is often altered. Often, the borrower assumes the identity of another person (straw buyer). The borrower states he intends to use the property for occupancy when he/she intends to use the property for rental income, or is purchasing the property for another party (nominee). Appraisals almost always list the property as owner-occupied. Down payments do not exist or are borrowed and disguised with a fraudulent gift letter. The property value is inflated (faulty appraisal) to increase the sales value to make up for no down payment and to generate cash proceeds in fraud for profit.

Typical fraud schemes:

Backward Applications: After identifying a property to purchase, a borrower customizes his/her income to meet the loan criteria.

Air Loans: These are non-existent property loans where there is usually no collateral. An example would be where a broker invents borrowers and properties, establishes accounts for payments and maintains custodial accounts for escrows. They may set up an office with a bank of telephones, each one used as the employer, appraiser, credit agency, etc. for verification purposes.

Silent Seconds: The buyer of a property borrows the down payment from the seller through the issuance of a non-disclosed second mortgage. The primary lender believes the borrower has invested his own money in the down payment, when in fact, it is borrowed. The second mortgage may not be recorded to further conceal its status from the primary lender.

Nominee Loans: The identity of the borrower is concealed through the use of a nominee who allows the borrower to use the nominee's name and credit history to apply for a loan.
Property Flips: Property is purchased, falsely appraised at a higher value, and then quickly sold. What makes property flipping illegal is that the appraisal information is fraudulent. The schemes typically involve fraudulent appraisals, doctored loan documents, and inflation of the buyer's income.

Foreclosure schemes: The subject identifies homeowners who are at risk of defaulting on loans or whose houses are already in foreclosure. Subjects mislead the homeowners into believing that they can save their homes in exchange for a transfer of the deed and up-front fees. The subject profits from these schemes by re-mortgaging the property or pocketing the fees paid by the homeowner.

Equity Skimming: An investor may use a straw buyer, false income documents, and false credit reports to obtain a mortgage loan in the straw buyer's name. Subsequent to closing, the straw buyer signs the property over to the investor in a quit claim deed which relinquishes all rights to the property and provides no guaranty to title. The investor does not make any mortgage payments and rents the property until foreclosure takes place several months later.

Federal law enforcement is working with state and local law enforcement, regulators, and the financial institution industry to combat the problem.

OFHEO (Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight) has passed a regulation requiring Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to report suspicious mortgage fraud activity on a Mortgage Incident Notice (MFIN).

FBI, OFHEO, and FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) are working to establish a reporting device similar to the banking industry's Suspicious Activity Report. This is in progress, but will likely take some time as regulations and possibly legislation will have to be passed.

The FBI, HUD-OIG, USPS, and IRS conduct criminal investigations into Mortgage Fraud Activity with a goal of disrupting and dismantling mortgage fraud rings. We strongly support joint investigations to effectively utilize all of our limited resources while strengthening investigations by tapping into everyone's expertise.

From July 5, 2005, until October 27, 2005, the FBI, HUD-OIG, USPS, IRS, in coordination with the DOJ, indicted 156 mortgage fraud subjects. A total of 81 arrests were made. A total of 89 convictions were obtained, and 60 subjects were sentenced during this time frame.

The combined loss to the industry by the above-subjects is $606,830,604.

In fiscal year 2005, the following stats are available:

21,994 SARs were filed (up from 17,127 in Fiscal Year 2004).

721 pending FBI Mortgage Fraud cases (up from 534 in Fiscal Year 2004).

1,020 pending HUD-OIG Mortgage Fraud cases (up from 920 in Fiscal Year 2004).

206 FBI indictments/informations (down from 241 in Fiscal Year 2004).

170 FBI convictions (consistent with 172 convictions in Fiscal Year 2004)

$1,014,000,000 (FBI) reported loss (up from $429,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2004).

Top ten hot spots for Mortgage Fraud activity in 2003 (per capita): California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Top ten hot spots for Mortgage Fraud activity in 2004 (per capita): California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, and Florida.


OPERATION BROKEN LOAN (Detroit): On 10/18/2005, an undercover operation targeting five criminal mortgage fraud organizations culminated in the execution of 18 arrest warrants, seven search warrants, eight seizure warrants for subjects' bank accounts, and two vehicle seizures. Among those charged were several mortgage brokers in the Detroit metropolitan area who allegedly defrauded mortgage lenders through inflated appraisals and straw purchases. Subjects were charged with violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1344 (bank fraud) and 1343 (wire fraud). On 10/06/2005, six individuals were indicted and six complaints were filed. On 10/07/2005, seven complaints were filed against subjects in this case, and on 10/13/2005, an additional complaint was filed.

Operation Broken Loan was initiated to target widespread fraud in the home mortgage industry in the Detroit metropolitan area. Detroit successfully utilized a Title III in this investigation and made controlled purchases of real estate. The investigation confirmed that dishonest mortgage brokers were creating fraudulent W-2s, paycheck stubs, and employment verifications in order to qualify straw buyers for real estate purchases. The victim lenders relied on inflated appraisals and borrower certifications arranged by subjects.

CHALANA MCFARLAND (Atlanta): This case involves a mortgage fraud property flip scheme which operated from the summer of 1999 through March 2004. This case was worked by the FBI, HUD-OIG, and USPIS. Chalana McFarland was an attorney who operated her own law firm. She acted as a title agent for title insurance companies as well as the closing attorney for various lenders.

McFarland used the stolen identity of numerous victims to submit false fraudulent loan applications. Appraisals were inflated and straw buyers were used to complete the fraudulent sales of over 100 properties. McFarland paid her identity thief $10,000 per stolen identity, as well as paying the appraiser who inflated property values over $400,000. Fraudulently obtained mortgages valued in excess of $20 million with losses in excess of $12 million.

McFarland and 16 other subjects were indicted. Fifteen have been sentenced, with McFarland receiving 30 years in prison-the largest sentence ever for Mortgage Fraud.

THOMAS FAUNTLEROY/DAVID BOWIE (Newark): This case involves the subjects' alleged inducement of the FHA to insure mortgage loans valued over $1 million, made by Neighborhood Mortgage (owned by Bowie) to unqualified buyers. In support of the FHA loan applications, the defendants allegedly created and submitted false and fictitious bank statements, leases, IRS Forms W-2, verifications of past mortgage payments, pay stubs, attorney escrow letters, gift letters, verifications of employment, deposit checks, and fraudulent property appraisals.

To date, the following have occurred: one complaint, three informations, two indictments, three arrests, four federal convictions, and one state conviction.

MARK YOUNG (Nevada): This case involves a former Nevada First Residential Mortgage Company branch manager (Young) who directed loan officers and processors in the origination of 233 fraudulent FHA loans valued at over $25 million. Young conspired with other mortgage company employees and with employees of General Realty to manufacture and submit false employment and income documentation for borrowers. Most of the borrowers were illegal immigrants from Mexico. To date, 58 loans with a total value of $6.2 million have gone into default, with a loss to HUD of over $1.9 million. The Nevada First Residential Mortgage Company is no longer in business.

On 09/01/2005, Mark Young was found guilty on 32 counts of submitting false information to HUD, and one count of conspiracy. This case was jointly investigated by FBI, HUD-OIG, and the Nevada Mortgage Fraud Task Force.

RANDALL DAVIDSON ET AL (Cincinnati): Randall Davidson used his companies Knab Mortgage and Capital Properties to commit Mortgage Fraud. He used unsuspecting buyers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the purchase of depressed properties in the Dayton, Ohio, area. These properties were purchased at an inflated rate using falsified documents to secure the loans. Davidson maintained a business office in both Pittsburgh as well as Dayton. The closing agent would disburse funds prior to receiving the down payment checks in order to provide Davidson and other co-schemers with money. The closing agent was aware that many of the documents used in order to secure the loans were falsified, but continued to close the loans. Davidson would inevitably receive a large cash profit during the disbursement of funds. Currently the known loss is over $8 million. This case was jointly investigated by FBI and IRS-CID.

ROBERT A. AMICO ET AL (Buffalo): Robert A. Amico and his sons Robert J. Amico and Richard Amico engaged in a large conspiracy with loan brokers, appraisers, and buyers to submit over 100 fraudulent mortgage applications that overstated the value of all houses so that no down payment was made and so that the buyers could qualify for loans that they could not otherwise afford. All of the conspirators plead guilty, with the exception of the Amicos. Some of these conspirators were sentenced to probation and testified at the Amicos trial. Others were sentenced to jail terms of up to five years. After a six month jury trial the Amico sons were convicted and the father died of cancer. Fraudulently obtained mortgage applications were valued at $58 million with losses totaling $14.7 million. Robert J. Amico was sentenced to 17 years in prison and Richard N. Amico was sentenced to 9 years in prison. This case was joint investigation with IRS/CID.

OPERATION CLEAN DEED (Charlotte): Promoters and other industry professionals obtained/brokered loans based on inflated property values and false application information for recruited buyer/investors. Participating attorneys falsified closing documents showing non-existent down-payments and closed the sales as "primary residence" purchases rather than as investments. The excess amount of the inflated loan was diverted to the promoters and other co-conspirators with a payment typically made to the buyer/investor following the closing. Loan payments were not made and houses eventually went into foreclosure. Fraudulently obtained loans valued in excess of $71 million with losses in excess of $9.5 million. To date, 14 subjects have been convicted, including promoters, attorneys, mortgage brokers, and builders.

AMERIFUNDING (Denver): This joint investigation with IRS/CID involved kiting of mortgage loans by utilizing stolen identities to facilitate the scheme. Further investigation determined that the scheme involved over $200 million in fraudulent loans over a 24 month period. One of the subjects obtained fraudulent identities by placing "help wanted" advertisements in a local newspaper. Information from the victims applications were used to apply for mortgage loans between $300,000 and $500,000. The proceeds of the scheme were used to pay personal expenses of the defendants. In a related fraud scheme, the lead defendant paid prior loans and purchased defective properties that were then resold for a substantial profit with inflated appraisals. To date, six subjects have been indicted. Losses totaled $37.5 million and approximately $16 million in assets were seized.

DOTTY PIERRE ET AL (Boston) : Four individuals were indicted with Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft in connection with a scheme involving the use of stolen identities to obtain mortgage loans. The subjects used stolen identity information to obtain, or attempt to obtain, mortgages worth over $800,000. This case was a joint investigation with the Postal Inspection Service, and Massachusetts State Police.

These fraudulent straw purchases of mortgages by illegal aliens have affected every state in the union.

One illegal alien was arrested this year in Tucson after allegedly using a stolen social security number to buy two homes and rack up over $780,000 in bad debt.

Some five million fraudulent home mortgages are in the hands of illegal aliens, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

It's not known how many of those have contributed to the subprime housing mortgage meltdown, but it has affected every state, including Arizona.

The problem began years ago when banks were forced to give mortgages without confirming social security numbers or borrower identification. As a result, illegal immigrants were able to obtain home mortgages which they could not afford.

Lax immigration laws have also helped make this crime easy to perpetrate.

In 1965 a Democrat Controlled Congress under President Lyndon Johnson passed the concept of "chain" immigration into law. A later commission named the Hesburgh Commission convened during Ronald Reagan's first term, found that this concept statistically allowed each single immigrant to bring into this country 84 of his family members. Of course, all these people have to live somewhere making such fraudulent mortgages quite attractive.

Note: When searching for information on Google, you might want to search the cached page links as many of the original sources and articles have mysteriously disappeared.

I wonder why.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "Actually I'm cutting more than I'm spending so that it will be a net spending cut." - Barack Obama October 7, 2008

Fact: Barack Obama's statement doesn't even come close to be true. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Barack Obama will increase spending by $425 billion over his first term. However, he is only planning $144 billion in spending cuts. This results in a net increase in the deficit by $281 billion.

Obama fails basic math.

Quote: "It [healthcare] should be a right." - Barack Obama October 7, 2008

Fact: The standard rights guaranteed and protected by our Constitution are such things such as freedom of religion and speech. The right to peacefully assemble and complain about government. You have the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. All of these rights can be recognized and honored without any other party having to give up either a portion of their lives or their property. It doesn't cost anyone anything for you to own a gun, speak your mind, worship your God, or stand on the street corner with a like-minded group to protest the government.

Healthcare comes in the form of both treatment by health care professionals and the administration of therapies or drugs. For you to exercise your "right" to healthcare, some individuals must sacrifice some of their time attending to you, and some individuals must surrender a portion of their property in the form of drugs and treatment devices to be utilized in your care. If you believe that you have a "right" to healthcare you are saying that you have a right to a portion of someone else's life as well as a portion of their property.

Where in the Constitution does it state that anyone has the "right" to healthcare or any other commodity? Giving one person a "right" to the services of another. I thought we abolished that over 100 years ago.

Indianapolis Has 105% Of Its Population Registered To Vote

According to STATSIndiana, In 2007, Indianapolis/Marion County had an estimated population of 876,804. Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis 18 or over and thus eligible to vote. (Indiana allows felons to vote as long as they are not incarcerated).

So we have 644,197 people eligible to be registered in Marion County/Indianapolis, and 677,401 people registered. Congratulations go to Indianapolis for having 105% of its residents registered!

"Get Out The Vote." Many of these irregularities involve ACORN. Comrade Obama's campaign has, to date, paid ACORN over $800,000 for "get out the vote."

What Democrats Really Think

A collection of Anti-American Socialist/Leftist thought?

Democrats relearn how to take the presidency for granted.

By Timothy Noah

During the past 25 years, there have been countless sentiments that respectable Democratic politicians were never, ever supposed to say out loud… It still isn't wise for Obama to say them, but maybe the New Complacency will loosen other tongues within the political mainstream. Even if it doesn't, it's fun to think about what those utterances might be. What follows is a list, compiled with help from my fellow Slate staffers. …they sure are a refreshing change from what we've been hearing since 1981. With a little luck, they may soon be orthodoxies. "I think Karl Marx had some valuable insights into capitalist economies!"

"I think Mormons are kooks!"

"The Second Amendment does too allow government to ban handguns!"

"Let's standardize the federal age of consent at 16!"

Wheeeee! Isn't this fun?

"Health care is a service, not a business!"

"No more wars without United Nations or at least NATO support!"

"Saving the boulder darter was worth a few thousand jobs!"

"If Israel isn't out of the occupied territories in six months, we'll cut off all aid."

"Higher gas prices are good because they make everybody bike and take public transit like they should!"

"America isn't the greatest nation in the world. We think it is only because it's our country. Duh!"

"America won't be the world's most powerful nation forever. And you know what? Handing that responsibility off will be a relief!"

"America's official languages should be English and Spanish!"

"Judges should legislate from the bench if they want to. Conservatives do it, so why not liberals?"

"I do not accept Jesus Christ as my personal savior! I don't even believe in God!"

"Big-city values are better than small-town values!"

"I'm glad the Muslims whupped the Christians during the Crusades! Served 'em right!"

"We need a shorter work week!"

"Employees who work more than 40 hours a week should always get overtime."

"We're undertaxed. Look at Europe!"

"Terrorism isn't that big a threat to America!"

"I'm not a "liberal," for Pete's sake. I'm a leftist!"

"I'm not a "leftist," for Pete's sake. I'm a democratic socialist!"

"Let's bring back the era of big government."

"It's not enough that the top 5 percent pays 55 percent of our taxes. Why not 75 percent? Believe me, they can afford it!"

"Many welfare moms kicked off the rolls by the 1986 welfare-reform bill are worse off in their crappy jobs!"

"Ronald Reagan was a crummy president!"

"You want to know why George W. Bush was a lousy president? Because he's stupid!"

"Pornography is good for your marriage because it teaches you new sexual techniques!"

"The problem with public schools is private schools!"

I am not making this inanity up. These socialists think this is "fun to think about." Does this scare you? This is the mindset supporting Comrade Obama. Is this the "change we need" for the future of our country?

The Palin/Biden Debate

Let's study a couple of facts:

According to the "Global Language Monitor", during the debate Sarah Palin spoke a 10th grade level while Joe Biden only managed to communicate at 8th grade level. So much for Biden's extraordinary education.

Joe Biden invited us to go with him "down to Katie's Restaurant on Union Street in Wilmington or walk into Home Depot", where he spent a lot of time, and ask anyone there about George Bush's administration. That would be a difficult task without Dr. Emmett Brown's "flux capacitor" and Delorean to travel back in time. Katie's went out of business 25-30 years ago. You might be able to go to Home Depot with Joe and help him pick up a wrench for the plumbing repairs he frequently handles following that long train ride home he talks about all the time. More typical political hack exaggerations.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "President Bush insisted on elections in the West Bank, when I said, and others said, and Barack Obama said, 'Big mistake. Hamas will win. You'll legitimize them.'" - Joe Biden

Fact: Obama had only been in office a few days when the election took place. There is no public record of Obama having said that. Perhaps he said it quietly to William Ayers.

The Bailaholics

Chuck Norris is on target!

Tombstone, Ariz., has nothing on Washington, D.C. Friday's financial OK Corral took place when federal politicians had a standoff over the mother of all bailout bills. Bullets called ballots were fired from both congressional houses and the White House. And when the smoke cleared, the bad guys appeared: Bush, Paulson, Barney Frank, Pelosi, Dodd and most of the other members of the House and the Senate, including Obama and even McCain.

The truth is most members of Congress voted to pass the bill but don't have a clue what is in this 500-plus-page legislation, which was birthed in the White House just two weeks ago as an infant of only three pages. Then it was voted down at the Capitol a week later in its adolescent-sized 100 pages. And of course, in good bureaucratic fashion, it met the criteria to be mature when it was more than five times that size and packed with governmental goodies. And the president signed it just an hour after receiving it from Capitol Hill Friday. I guess that speed-reading course paid off.

In the fine print, inserted between the lines of that 500-plus-page bill, are loads of fiscal additives and more financial toxic relief. H.R. 1424 -- the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which now has been signed into law -- officially includes more than $112 billion in political hors d'oeuvres and pork-barrel teasers and sweeteners that have absolutely no direct relation to the Wall Street bailout but were included to bribe congressional naysayers and others to get on the greed train:

-- $6 million in tax breaks for wooden-arrow manufacturers in Oregon.

-- $148 million in tax breaks for wool-producing companies.

-- $128 million in tax breaks for the manufacturers of car-racing tracks.

-- $10 million in tax breaks for small television and film producers.

-- $223 million in tax breaks for Alaskan fishermen.

-- $33 million in tax breaks for corporations operating in American Samoa.

-- $192 million in tax breaks for rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

What the &$=/?! And that's just a drop in the bailout bucket. And we the taxpayers are just supposed to sit back and take it in the arrears?

Shockingly -- or maybe not so -- both Democratic and Republican nominees for president, self-professed agents of reform, followed the cattle call to back the bailout. Sen. Obama, who claims to be the messiah of change, sure is showing his true colors in two huge decisions: his appointment of politics-as-usual Joe Biden and his vote to pass this economic bailout bill and drive us deeper into debt. And quite frankly, Sen. McCain also is disappointing me at this point. At the Republican convention, John talked about bringing the power back to the people. So he chose Sarah Palin and finally gained my respect and vote by picking this Washington outsider. But when he had the perfect opportunity to side with the majority of Americans, who didn't want to incur a trillion dollars more in debt, he voted for not only the bilking bailout but also the earmarks and pork-barrel projects packed inside.

John, you gained my vote with your conservative choice in Gov. Palin; don't lose my vote (and others' votes) by your return to politics as usual. For many of us, you have one last chance in the debates. You must choose radical reformation. This is a time for maverette Sarah to stand up to maverick McCain and say, "Enough is enough!" Speak up, Gov. Palin. Please speak up!

All is not lost yet. We still have a voice in this bailout; it's at the ballot box in November's elections. The remedy for our country is clear. Congress doesn't need another bailout but a roundhouse kick right out the door. I plead with you to join me and millions of others in a voter revolution to oust political and congressional corruption and stalemate. If the members of Congress from your states or districts voted to pass this bailout bill and gamble nearly $1 trillion of our children's and grandchildren's money -- in addition to showing the reckless fiscal behavior of stuffing such a bill with perks and pork -- you must not re-elect them. If your representatives voted for this economically rotten (not rescue) bill, vote them out in November by voting for new blood that has a track record of fiscal prudence and consistently will vote for constitutional limitations of government, reductions of big government (deficits, budgets, spending and taxes), reformation of the tax code (by providing a "fair tax" or its equivalent) and a constitutional amendment for a mandated balanced federal budget.

Despite the heartbreaking passage of this bill, thank God 161 representatives and 25 senators opposed it and weren't enticed by the pseudo-urgent Wall Street panic, their own re-election pressures, or the Senate's pork-barrel schmoozing. For example, I commend Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who voted "no" for the emergency economic bill despite the fact that the tax break for Alaskan fishermen was inserted to sway him to bite at the bailout. Rep. Young is correct in a letter to his constituents: "This bill is nothing more than a slippery slope to socialism."

One thing is apparent: Alaska can produce some great Americans.

"Rock the Vote!" Campaign

John Stossel determines that most of these people shouldn't be voting.

Vote or die! Make your voice heard! Celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Leonardo DiCaprio, P. Diddy, and the Dave Matthews Band urge everyone to vote. But is this really a good idea?

We went to a rock concert where young adults were being registered to vote. We asked them some basic questions: How many states are in America? Kids said "51?" "55?" When asked "What is Roe v. Wade?" Kids answered: "Roe v. Wayne?" "Wasn't that about race?" Was that when the U.S. declared bankruptcy?" Most kids didn't know what Roe v. Wade was.

Was it unfair to poke fun at kids at a rock concert? I went to our nation's capitol and asked people on the Washington Mall: "Who are the senators from your state?" Most people I asked didn't know.

I showed them photos of Dick Cheney, Sara Palin, Joe Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Judge Judy. Half knew Cheney and Palin, but only a few people recognized Senator Biden. Almost no one recognized Justice Ginsberg, but everyone knew Judge Judy.

I confront Marc Brownstein, co-founder of Head Count, an organization that registers young people at concerts to vote. I tell him he's probably doing more harm that good. I'd prefer the uninformed NOT to vote. He answers: "Democracy is not about taking the most educated portion of the society and having them decide … Democracy is about every individual having a voice."

We always hear that it's our civic duty to vote, but I think Economist Bryan Caplan, author of The Myth of the Rational Voter, has it right when he says that "This is very much like saying it's our civic duty to give surgery advice. …The bottom line is, if you don't know what you're doing, you are not doing the country a favor by voting."

I hope most people I interviewed stay home on Election Day.

I agree. Our country has devolved to its present level as a result of uninformed people voting. This is the prime reason why, as our founding fathers intended, there is no constitutional "right" for any citizen to vote in a federal/presidential election. They were probably able to foresee the American Idol Beauty Pageant chaos we are currently experiencing.

Voters Keep Re-Electing The Same Political Hacks Even With High Levels Of Disapproval

Here are the recent statistics:

59% Would Vote to Replace Entire Congress

59% of voters would like to throw them all out and start over again.

Only 23% have even a little confidence in the ability of Congress to deal with the nation's economic problems.

49% believe that the current Congress is better than individuals selected at random from the phone book.

33% believe a randomly selected group of Americans could do a better job.

74% of Republicans would vote to throw out the entire Congress as would 62% of unaffiliated voters.

Only 25% of Democrats would vote to keep the entire Congress even though it's controlled by Democrats.

Why do we continue to re-elect these stooges? Despite these reviews, more than 90% of Congress is likely to be elected this November due to an electoral system designed to benefit incumbents.

When the Constitution was written, the nation's founders expected that there would be a 50% turnover in the House of Representatives every election cycle. For well over 100 years after the Constitution was adopted, the turnover averaged in the 50% range as expected.

As power, prestige and greed flowed to Washington during the New Deal era, fewer and fewer Members of Congress wanted to leave. In 1968, Congressional turnover fell to single digits for the first time ever and it has remained very low ever since.

I am beginning to wonder if we will ever get our country back.

McCain Obama Debate - Round 2

Overall, it was a monotonous debate. The questions presented were, for the most part, unimaginative.

Town hall format with questions censored by Tom Brokaw. No committee, only the exalted Tom Brokaw (who nominated him as the almighty repressor of thought) reviewed all of the questions and selected the "appropriate" questions including the order in which they would be asked. So much for an open forum. After all, we can't break from the Democratic-Republican Party script.

We heard pretty much the same patter from both Comrades that we've heard in the past. One thing is certain; neither of these two candidates spoke about getting government out of our lives. They both expounded government as the supreme solution. It is no wonder why the Libertarians continue to be excluded from the debate process.

Obama continued with his delusional propensities in stating that the computer was invented by government scientists. Obama, once again, is wrong. In the United State in 1939, IBM (a private enterprise) started to build a program-controlled relay calculator, essentially the first computer. Socialist Comrade Obama continues to reinforce his worship of big government and his belief, based on propaganda, that government is great and the only solution.

Comrade Obama also stated healthcare "should be a right."

Where in the Constitution does it state that anyone has the "right" to healthcare or any other commodity? Giving one person a "right" to the services of another. I thought we abolished that over 100 years ago.

Obama, the drearier of the two, tried not to make mistakes. McCain attempted to push a little harder in an effort to gain in the polls. I don't think either completely accomplished their missions. Today's politicians endeavor to avoid telling people what they really think. In this politically correct world, they can't risk "offending" anyone.

Now, as an example, if I were in the debate as the Libertarian candidate, this is how I would have responded to Comrade Obama's tax doctrine:

"Let me try to make this easy for everyone to understand. Let's say you are looking for work and want a job. I seriously doubt you are going to find a job working for a member of the "middle class." Your prospect of finding a job is, in all probability, better if you apply for one with a small business or a large corporation. Think people! Why would you want us raising taxes on the very entities from which you are seeking employment? We shouldn't be scheming to devise methods that will relieve them of the money that is necessary to hire you like my opponent (pointing at Obama) wants to do. This indicates that he and his supporters are either economically ignorant or their goal is to grow government and their own power at your expense. Do you want businesses to pay taxes to the government only to be wasted? Or, do you want them to use that revenue to expand their businesses and provide new jobs? Your choice. Does this sound harsh? Truth and facts can be painful my friends, but they are only words. When his (pointing at Obama) plan is enacted, that will be dramatically more painful than mere words. Hold onto your wallets."

Now, eloquent statements like this could win the debate. And, I wouldn't need to worry about the two minute time limit. People would understand and our founding father would be proud.

Unfortunately, there were too many lost opportunities in this debate. Be prepared for the morbidly obese Imperial Federal Government to grow exponentially. McCain, to his credit, at least mentioned the word "freedom." For some reason, Comrade Obama can't bring himself to utter that word. Freedom is a dangerous word to socialists.

Sarah Palin Isn't Welcome On Madonna's Tour

Sarah Palin must be devastated to hear that. What is the likelihood that Sarah Palin would be attending anyway?

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "Senator Barack Obama has pretty much only voted along his party lines. In fact, 96 percent of his votes have been solely along party line." - Sarah Palin

Fact: Sarah Palin was incorrect. Obama voted with his party line 97 percent of the time.

Palin gives more to charity than Biden

That should be no surprise. Biden is a hypocritical cheapskate!

In 2006, the Palins paid $11,944 in taxes on $127,869 in income. In 2007, they paid $24,738 on $166,080.

But in 2006, they donated $4,880 to charity, and in 2007, they donated $3,325.

By contrast, Biden (D-Del.), Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's running mate, has donated a total of $3,690 since 1998 despite his higher Senate salary.

The Palin family gave more to charity in the last two years than Joe Biden has in the last eight combined.

Remember, Democrats are only generous if they can be generous with your money.

Obama's Record Shows, He Will Raise Taxes

Comrade Obama has proposed a redistributionist tax plan, which would generally raise income and payroll taxes on the so-called "wealthy," (based on his track record, that could be on people earning as little as $42,000 annually) and use that extra tax revenue to provide an assortment of tax breaks for middle- and lower-income taxpayers. Obama's tax-raising agenda includes increasing the top tax rate to 39.6 percent; raising capital gains and dividend taxes somewhere between 20 percent and 28 percent (Do you have a retirement IRA or earn dividends at your bank? Hold onto your wallet!), and imposing a 2 to 4 percent payroll tax surcharge on people earning $250,000 or more.

Further, Comrade Obama's voting record clearly demonstrates his bias toward higher taxes. During just three years in the U.S. Senate, Obama voted 94 times for higher taxes, and voted for a Congressional budget resolution which called for raising taxes on people earning as low as $42,000 annually.

Only government can demand you hand over your wallet and get away with it.

Barney Frank Accused of Fannie Mae Conflict of Interest

Unless you overdosed on Democrat-Flavored Kool Aid, you realize that Barney Frank fought to keep the Republicans from instituting more oversight of Fannie Mae in 2004. Fact: Barney Frank worked to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s. Barney Frank's partner was a Fannie Mae official in the 90s and was one of the officials developing the subprime mortgage strategy that brought about this disaster.

President Clinton's Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to impose a new regulation on Fannie, but was thwarted by Frank. Clinton now blames such Democrats for planting the seeds of today's economic crisis.

Clinton stated, "I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."

Does collusion and conflict of interest come to mind?

What Caused This Economic Crisis, Who Is To Blame, And How Do We Begin To Solve It - Economics 201

Our current economic crisis was caused by politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, who perverted the American Dream by treating home ownership as an undeniable right rather than what it actually is, a privilege. President Bush assertively promoted the benefits of home ownership through diverse policy positions, including an irresponsible zero down-payment initiative for some homebuyers. Furthermore, he praised Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac even after concerns regarding their accounting standards began to surface.

The idea that owning a home was a privilege and not a right began to change in 1992 following a flawed Boston Federal Reserve Board study which allegedly found slight discrimination in loan and mortgage lending by banks and mortgage lenders.

Politicians, or as I prefer to call the, political hacks, didn't care that the study was bursting with errors. The study found discrimination took place when five minority applicants were rejected for special low-income loans even though the applicants were rejected because they made too much money to qualify for a low-income loan, not because of their race. The report also classified as 'rejected' the applications of eight minority borrowers albeit these borrowers voluntarily withdrew their mortgage applications. The study's negligence also went the other way.

The study reported that a white applicant was approved for a $3,115,000 loan to purchase a home valued at $445,000. It was later demonstrated that the actual loan was approved for $311,500, a lesser amount than the $3 million reported and more notably, less than the home's purchase price. When these and other errors were corrected, no substantiation of discrimination existed.

Unfortunately, political hacks cannot be concerned with accuracy when there are votes to buy. They used the report as the basis to fix a problem which didn't exist. Leading the charge for "change" was President Clinton who immediately embarked to revise the Community Reinvestment Act to bestow federal officials the power to pressure banks to make loans they otherwise considered too risky or uneconomical.

Traditional lending requirements were labeled 'outdated' and discriminatory. These were:

(1) Banks were told that a "lack of credit history should not be seen as a negative factor" and that "past credit problems" should be viewed and considered in light of any "extenuating circumstances" so loans could be extended when they otherwise would have been denied.

(2) Banks were encouraged to permit borrowers without sufficient money for a down-payment make-up any deficiency with "gifts, grants, or loans from relatives, nonprofit organizations, or municipal agencies." Banks considered this risky as home buyers would have little or no equity in the property. But what is a little risk when we are dealing with the entitlement mentality and there are vote to buy.

(3) Banks were also instructed that borrowers who received child support, welfare payments or unemployment benefits could count that as 'income' for borrowing purposes.

Excuse me, but if you need to count child support money intended for your child, or are in such horrific economic shape that you're relying on welfare payments to manage your finances or are unemployed, perhaps, you shouldn't be buying a house.

Political hacks can't be concerned with economic, commonsense details when there are votes to buy.

Community groups like ACORN (Enter The Chosen One, Comrade Barack Obama), threatened to cry racism if banks didn't increase their loans to subprime (unqualified) borrowers. Banks typically avoided subprime loans as they carried a larger risk of default. But with law on its side, ACORN and other groups intimidated lending institutions into making these loans.

Banks learned all too soon however that making subprime loans could in fact increase their profits without escalating their risk. Banks would extend loans to subprime borrowers, then sell them to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, two "government sponsored" entities charged with making home ownership affordable to all Americans, whether the purchasers could "afford" it or not. Hey, it's only taxpayers' money.

Banks, Wall Street, and mortgage lenders were enthusiastic to extend mortgages to subprime borrowers because they could make plenty of money without carrying any risk. Fannie and Freddie (The Imperial Federal Government, You and Me) carried all the risk. Once Fannie and Freddie bought the loans, it freed up the banks to make even more high risk subprime loans.

Everyone was a winner. The subprime borrower got the money to buy a house that they couldn't afford and should not have bought in the first place. The banks generated mortgages and made a nice profit with no internal risk. And, Fannie and Freddie executives made tens-of-millions of dollars in salaries and bonuses by hitting their annual goals.

Unfortunately, to keep this scam going, the already low lending standards were continually lowered to help the next group of subprime borrowers qualify for mortgages that they couldn't afford. No one had any incentive to ensure that these new subprime borrowers were capable of making their regular mortgage payments. Why be concerned with pesky little details when you have the government to back you up. The banks that extended the loans were not concerned because they planned to sell the loans to Fannie or Freddie (We the people). Fannie and Freddie weren't concerned either since it wasn't their money.

Federal regulators began warning executives at Fannie and Freddie about increasing risks of non-payment by subprime borrowers. The companies didn't care and did nothing. When the regulators took their concerns to congress, their warnings were met with scorn and contempt. By coincidence, the politicians who received the most political contributions from Fannie and Freddie happened to be their biggest defenders: Chris Dodd (D-$133,900), John Kerry (D-$111,000) and Comrade Barack Obama (D-$105,189).

Representative Barney Frank, who has been a fierce defender of Fannie and Freddie, actually said while arguing against more regulation, "I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing.... "

There were apparently more votes to buy. And, why be concerned when you are gambling with taxpayer (our) money.

Senator Chris Dodd, in praising Fannie and Freddie said, "I, just briefly will say, Mr. Chairman, obviously, like most of us here, this is one of the great success stories of all time.

Senator Charles Schumer added, "And my worry is that we're using the recent safety and soundness concerns, particularly with Freddie, and with a poor regulator, as a straw man to curtail Fannie and Freddie's mission."

And, the political hacks' mission of pandering and vote buying.

Fact: In the last four years, Comrade Barack Obama received more money from Fannie and Freddie than any other senator, with the exception of Senator Dodd.

Obama is part of the problem not the solution. "That's not change, that's more of the same."

Before entering the senate, Obama filed a class-action lawsuit against Citibank, alleging that the bank was red-lining, or not doing enough lending in certain areas (subprime loans). That lawsuit was eventually settled. Barack Obama helped cause the problem he now desires to fix.

This is classic Borderline Personality Disorder, create the crisis and then come forth as the hero to solve the problem.

The Federal Reserve Board is not without blame either. It was doing its part by throwing massive amounts of cash at would-be home buyers by keeping interest rates artificially low. With low interest rates, speculators began to look at houses as business opportunities, while others began looking at their homes as huge piggy banks, rather than a residence where you lived and raised a family.

Alan Greenspan, another culprit in the matter, encouraged this behavior and proudly said, "American consumers might benefit if lenders provided greater mortgage product alternatives to the traditional fixed-rate mortgages..."

President Bush, responding to September 11th foolishly encouraged us to "go shopping" rather than behave in a financially responsible manner. Home equity loans accelerated.

The SEC also shares the blame. It failed to adequately regulate mortgage brokers, the credit rating companies, and naked short-sellers. The SEC acted only after the markets froze-up and finally addressed mark-to-market rules. Additionally, they refused to examine how the credit-default-swap market could grow from $919 billion in 2001 to over $54 trillion by 2008. This permitted companies to make wild financial bets with the spurious confidence that "insurance" would be there if everything failed. And it did.

Home-ownership rates, which had been comparatively constant for 25 years, began a 10 year upward climb beginning in 1995.This was around the same time that the government, with prodding from ACORN and other community groups, began its assault and pressured banks to make the now famous subprime loans. The politicians, banks, lenders and Wall Streeters were overjoyed because they were all making oodles of money. It was the party of the 90s that we are all paying for now. We have reached the edge of an abyss.

The contemptible bailout was designed to buy time for the politicians. After all, it is an election year and there are groups to pander to and votes to buy. The "bailout" will delay the impact until after the November elections. Not one politician has said that this bailout legislation will solve our economic problems. If anything, we will be in worse shape because even in this "crisis," our politicians can't resist spending and buying votes, with our money. This bill is loaded with pork. It includes an extension of the rum tax benefits for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands ($192 million), tax benefits for companies that manufacture wooden arrows for children ($6 million), car racing tracks ($128 million), a provision that forces insurance companies to treat mental health problems like physical problems ($3.8 billion) and a gluttony of other disgusting pork line items.

And while political hacks were spending our money, international markets led by the United Nations (just what we need), are calling for more international regulation. Additionally, China has taken this opportunity to call for "a diversified currency and financial system and fair and just financial order that is not dependent on the United States." Meanwhile, there are increasing international indications that the dollar is losing its place as the reserve currency of the world.

The politicians from both major political parties continue to deceive us. They, led by Comrade Obama, promise us better healthcare and more government programs. To pay for these additional government programs, and someone will have to pay for the continued growth of our morbidly obese government, you can look forward to higher taxes as the debt swells and government revenues fall. The political hacks caused and perpetuated the problem while capitalism, which brought us the highest standard of living in the world, is increasingly attacked and discredited.

It is greed, not capitalism that has been discredited by our current "crisis." However, the greed of Wall Street is nothing compared to the greed of our politicians who have continued to expand their power and control at the expense of our liberty, freedom and country.

These are tough times that require us to educate ourselves and help others understand what has brought us to this point and the severe consequences of what will occur if we permit this to continue. The people who caused this "crisis," including Comrade Obama, are the same people who are telling us that they know best how to solve it. Only a fool would believe their current promises.

Thomas Jefferson said that we need a revolution every 20 years or so. We are long overdue. Only this revolution will begin at the ballot box. It is time to fight and take our country back.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "We can't afford another four years of a failed administration." Barack Obama

Fact: We can't afford a President, who thinks that there are 57 states, not counting the one he hasn't been to, and Alaska & Hawaii.

We also can't afford a Vice-President who believes that FDR was President and made announcements on television in 1929 (Television wasn't available for commercial development by RCA until 1939). Additionally, Mastermind Biden recently told a wheelchair bound state senator to stand up and take a bow.

Now that's certainly Presidential material. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we have living proof that the Three Stooges had kids.

President Pelosi?

It is possible that Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama could split a handful of battleground states in a manner that leaves each just short of victory.

If that happens, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives would pick the president but it's unclear whether Democrats would have enough votes to send Obama to the White House. The House last decided an election in 1824.

In the United States, presidential elections are determined on a state-by-state basis rather than a nationwide popular vote. Each state, along with the District of Columbia, is allotted a number of votes in the Electoral College that correspond to the number of representatives it has in Congress. To become president, a candidate must win at least 270 electoral votes.

If McCain wins Virginia, New Hampshire, Florida and Ohio but loses Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico and Iowa to Obama, both candidates could end up with 269 electoral votes.

Other, less likely scenarios -- McCain losing Virginia and New Hampshire but winning Michigan, for example -- also could result in a tie.

Under the U.S. Constitution, the House would then decide the election when it meets in January, with each state getting one vote -- regardless of its size -- if the chamber has to break a tie.

Democrats, who control the 435-seat House, outnumber Republicans in 27 state congressional delegations. Republicans have a majority in 21 state delegations. Two states have an equal number of Republican and Democratic representatives.

Some members could feel pressure to vote for the other party's candidate if he carried their state or district or if he won a clear margin of the national popular vote. However, they would also be under extraordinary pressure from party leaders to stick together.

The dispute probably would not be confined to Congress. Look to the courts to decide developing skirmishes.

Other possible scenarios:

Before the House meets, the Obama and McCain campaigns could try to convince the Electoral College voters who actually cast each state's electoral votes to switch their support. This has happened occasionally in past elections but has never affected the outcome of an election. Electors in roughly half of the states are bound by law to honor the popular vote.

While the House picks a president, the Senate picks the vice president in the event of a tie. The Democratic-controlled chamber could pick Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden even if McCain wins the House vote.

The newly minted vice president could become acting president if the House doesn't reach a resolution by the time President George W. Bush leaves the White House on January 20.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would become acting president if neither chamber could settle on a president or vice president but she would have to resign her post.

Do you think for one minute that these buffoons in Washington are capable of effectively making an intelligent decision?

Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight

And the question is: What happens when 42 midget fighters decide to tackle a lion?

Spectators cheered as the entire Cambodian Midget Fighting League squared off against the African Lion.

The Cambodian Government allowed the fight to take place, under the condition that they receive a 50% commission on each ticket sold, and that no cameras would be allowed in the arena. Tickets were sold-out three weeks before the event.

The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back.

Yang Sihamoni, President of the fight league was quoted before the fight stating that he felt since his fighters out-numbered the lion 42 to 1, that they "… could out-wit and out-muscle [it]."

He was wrong.

Sarah Palin's Lips

After a night of debating, it is nice to see the "journalists" are capable of focusing on the important issues.

These people are pathetic, mindless fools.

Maryland Laws to Take Effect Today

It's nice to see that political hacks in Maryland are focusing on the important issues.

Laws going on the books today include:

Designating walking as the "official state exercise" of Maryland.

Designating the Smith Island cake as the "official state dessert."

Prohibiting those younger than 18 from using tanning beds without written consent from a parent or guardian. Penalties for owners of tanning facilities who violate the law are $250 for a first offense; penalties rise to $1,000 for third and subsequent offenses.

Creating a "Truth in Music Advertising Law" that establishes a $15,000 penalty for musical acts that lure concertgoers by fraudulently copying the names and songs of famous performers.

Establishing the day after Thanksgiving as an American Indian Heritage Day holiday for state employees.

Government, I can live without it.

10 Things That Will Change As A Result Of This Alleged Financial "Crisis"

1. A much less leveraged economy. Cash will be king. In practical terms, that means: Little financing of speculative building and higher pre-leasing hurdles for commercial real estate. More money up front on merger and acquisition deals. Bigger mortgage down payments. Lower limits on credit cards. And higher capital reserves for banks. Borrowers will need squeaky-clean track records.

2. More modest rewards -- the natural consequence of less risk taking. Fewer stocks racking up double-digit gains. Slower appreciation of property values. For consumers: Fewer second homes, boats, new cars and so on. More households will live within their means.

3. A feast for bottom fishers. Investors with cash, the patience to wait out a gradual recovery and a heart stout enough to withstand periodic wild swings, will be in the catbird seat. They're positioned to make a bundle, snapping up undervalued assets -- businesses, real estate, securities, etc. Even out-of-work talent will go cheap to employers savvy enough to nab it.

4. Fewer financial firms, as big universal banks swallow up midsize regionals.

5. More government oversight of financial markets. Better communication and coordination among regulatory agencies. Increased disclosure requirements.

6. But a revival of private financial firms -- investment banking partnerships and boutique merger and acquisition houses, for example. Their allure: minimizing regulatory burdens and filling a need for investors willing and able to take larger risks for larger returns.

7. Simpler forms of securitizing debt -- plain vanilla ways to spread risk. Secondary markets for mortgages and other assets won't vanish. But the instruments bought and sold will be less exotic.

8. Greater scrutiny of executive compensation, whether mandated by Congress or not. Shareholders are sure to take on the issue more aggressively in the near term.

9. Higher taxes and/or a bigger federal deficit as Uncle Sam shoulders the load of Wall Street's toxic debt. Although eventually the government may make money on the deal, in the short term, the Treasury -- and therefore, the taxpayers -- will pony up billions.

10. Higher long-term interest rates. Treasury yields must rise to lure capital -- foreign or domestic -- driving up mortgage and corporate bond rates. Short-term rates will slide, though, as the Federal Reserve tries to keep the economy afloat and put banks back on solid ground.

In reality, the change isn't to a new environment. It's a return to traditional norms of the past, before cheap money inflated asset values, undermined lending standards and encouraged excess risk. It's bitter medicine, but it's necessary.

The cycle continues.

Pork Spending In The Bailout

In the proposed bailout agreement, Sen. Christopher Dodd, the Senate Banking Committee and other Democrats desire to pre-direct that future funds (profits) not be returned to the taxpayers via the treasury but that they be used to underwrite potential questionable (maybe even illegal activities) of certain nonprofits which have had a hand in promoting and expanding access to "no money down" loans for minorities, illegal voter registrations and extensive lobbying activities. (This is what caused the problem in the first place.)

Other pork earmark "extenders" in the bailout bill include:

A provision repealing a 39-cent excise tax on wooden arrows designed for children.

A provision will save Nascar track builders $109 million this year.

A research tax credit worth about $8.3 billion a year for companies such as Microsoft Corp. and Harley-Davidson Inc., and subsidies for the overseas financial services earnings of U.S.-based multinational corporations such as General Electric Co. and Citigroup Inc.

A provision to subsidize renovations of restaurant franchises and cut import duties on wool and wood.

Virgin Island and Puerto Rican Rum (Section 308)

Mine Rescue Teams (Sec. 310)

Mine Safety Equipment (Sec. 311)

Domestic Production Activities in Puerto Rico (Sec. 312)

Railroads (Sec. 316)

Auto Racing Tracks (317)

Wool Research (Sec. 325)

We really needed this? You are paying for it. Both McCain and Obama stated they opposed earmarks.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

We have lost our country to Entertainment Tonight and American Idol watchers, celebrity worshippers, and those who depend on government entitlements.

Health Insurance Companies Required To Include Mental Health Care

This is another byproduct regulation courtesy of the Socialist bailout. Premiums on virtually every health insurance plan will be forced to include this coverage, paid for by you. As a result, more people will be forced to drop insurance and the political hacks will scream about the large and escalating amount of people who are uninsured. All the while, it was the Socialist political hacks that caused the problem in the first place.

As Michael Savage says, "Liberalism is a mental disorder." I suppose that will be covered.

I predicted this bailout would exponentially grow our already morbidly obese Federal Government and cost us more in the long run. I was right!

Steve Wynn's Plan to Fix America

The billionaire casino mogul explains that with government at the helm, Americans will pay the price.

"I am totally disgusted as an American by the leadership shown by both parties. We have a deficit, $350 billion. This bailout would cost $700 billion. We're going to go to a trillion. I watched the debate. Lehrer should have asked them: What do you plan to do? If either one had real leadership he would have looked over to the other and said my fellow Americans, 70% of the budget are entitlements, Congress can't touch that. Another 30% of the budget is discretionary, but it's things like national defense. We have as much ability to afford $700 billion as we do being Mary Poppins! America can't afford another trillion dollars in debt. Our GDP can't afford it. All Americans are going to pay the price. We'll have a cheaper dollar and higher oil. We are going to save our institutions, but not by buying assets and bringing them to Washington. If a bureaucracy buys those credits its tantamount to Hari Kari."

"Those assets should stay where they were created. Warren Buffet showed us the way. The government stiffens the balance sheets of the troubled companies with preferred stock. All you institutions, we're going to save you, but you have to cut your operating expenses, pay bare minimum salaries, no bonuses, until the government gets its money back. What will happen is the bankers will say tomorrow okay, let people stay in those homes. Instead of the Ditech commercial where you had people saying forget about paperwork. They'll ask them to show how much they afford. Loans will get renegotiated. Homes will go back to $250,000. The people that live in them will pay what they can afford. The banks will have huge tax losses. The stocks will drop, just like they're supposed to. This phony inflation in the economy will end. Shame on both the political parties. No more, enough is enough. Shame on both of those guys. Do they both have such a low opinion of us? Obama with his tax cuts and unpaid expenditures. McCain talking about earmarks. Earmarks run for one day. We can't pay people social security at 65, we have to pay them at 70. What is this constant procrastination of the truth. I don't give a damn about being polite."

Bailout Signifies Karl Marx's Comeback

In his Communist Manifesto published in 1848, Karl Marx proposed 10 measures to be implemented after the proletariat takes power, with the aim of centralizing all instruments of production in the hands of the state. Proposal Number Five was to bring about the "centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly."

The taxes that will be levied to finance this bailout package may keep a few firms alive, but will siphon off capital, destroy jobs and make businesses less productive.

Increasing the money supply is an invisible tax that redistributes resources to debtors and those who made imprudent investments.

By the way, the Dow went up almost 500 points today. Where is the "Crisis?"

The political hacks created this "Crisis" and now these same people are rushing in to "solve" the crisis. And the economically ignorant populace can't wait for the Imperial Federal Government to come to the rescue.

Karl Marx would be delighted. All hail Comrade Obama!

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "If and when I am president of the United States, this rescue plan will not be the end of what we do to strengthen our economy. It will only be the beginning." - Barack Obama September 30, 2008

Fact: We have already established that the socialist bailout plan attacks the United States Constitution. Through his own admission, if Obama is elected president, this "will only be the beginning" of Comrade Obama's assault on the Constitution and our freedom.

This is terrorizing "change" like we've never seen.

Dr. Jay Doesn't Want To Play Anymore

From: Dr. Jay Gross []
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 10:49 PM
To: George Dorunda Subject:
Re: Obama - ACORN - Voter Fraud - Change?

George....this is the last time I will respond to your rantings.

Change is needed. ACORN has nothing to do with the current situation because it is an activist organization. In other words; Barrack does not equal the functions or purpose of ACORN.

You are just spreading the rumors you hear or read. That's dishonest and warped. I was mistaken about you.

Dr. Jay

I, of course, responded eloquently once again.

Dr. Jay,

Facts are not rumors. I was mistaken about you as you presented you were open to information. The Obama campaign admitted failing to report $800,000 in campaign payments to ACORN. In other words; Barrack does equal the functions or purpose of ACORN.

It is sad that you are so easily brainwashed by the oligarchy.

Talk to you soon,


Obama - ACORN - Voter Fraud - Change?

Follow the timeline of numerous cases against ACORN in this election season alone.

Washington July 26, 2007, Seattle Times

Felony charges filed against 7 in state's biggest case of voter-registration fraud. The defendants, who were paid employees and supervisors of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Florida Oct. 13, 2007, PRNewswire

A Florida state attorney is investigating thousands of potentially fraudulent voter registrations associated with the leading organizer of Florida's Amendment 5 ballot initiative. But this is just the tip of an iceberg of illegalities, fraud and contradictions connected to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) ... Former ACORN Miami-Dade field director Mac Stuart has declared an intent to sue ACORN and has made charges of rampant voter fraud operations. Stuart was employed and specifically tasked by ACORN to generate 103,000 new voter registrations from Dade County. He reports that ACORN threw out Republican registrations while paying for Democratic ones. Stuart also charges that ACORN targeted ex-cons and that he personally set up registration tables outside the Miami police department and Dade County jail.

Nevada July 7,2008, Las Vegas Review Journal

ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, claims to have collected 60,000 new voter registrations in Clark County since February ... Lomax said while he supports the goal of getting more people registered to vote, he sees rampant fraud in the 2,000 to 3,000 registrations ACORN turns in every week.

Wisconsin Aug. 6, 2008, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Criminal investigations could be launched against at least six voter registration workers who tried to add dead, imprisoned or imaginary people to the voter rolls, according to the Milwaukee Election Commission and the organization that employed them. "One woman called us to complain because her husband has been dead for 10 years and a voter registration was submitted," Edman said. In about 12 cases, deputy registrars paid by ACORN were "making people up or registering people that were still in prison," said Carolyn Castore, ACORN's state political director. And in other cases, workers used the same address for numerous voters or used driver's license numbers that did not fit the voters' birth dates, Edman said. But most of the fraud involved submitting duplicate cards for voters who were already registered, and forging the voters' signatures, Castore said.

Ohio August 27, 2008, The Plain Dealer

A national organization that conducts voter registration drives for low-income people has curtailed its push in Cuyahoga County after the Board of Elections accused its workers of submitting fraudulent registration cards. Board employees said ACORN workers often handed in the same name on a number of voter registration cards, but showing that person living at different addresses. Other times, cards had the same name listed, but a different date of birth. Still another sign of possible fraud showed a number of people living at an address that turned out to be a restaurant. ACORN has submitted about 75,000 voter registration cards to the Cuyahoga board this year.

Michigan September 14, 2008, Detroit Free Press

Several municipal clerks across the state are reporting fraudulent and duplicate voter registration applications, most of them from a nationwide community activist group working to help low- and moderate-income families. The majority of the problem applications are coming from the group ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now ...

Pennsylvania Sept. 18, 2008, The Bulletin: Philadelphia's Family Newspaper

A community organization, with longstanding ties to Barack Obama, has, according to numerous reports, repeatedly run afoul of voter registration laws both locally and nationally. Philadelphia election officials recently accused ACORN, of filing multiple fraudulent voter registrations during the 2008 Pennsylvania primary. The case has been referred to the U.S. Attorney's office, according to Philadelphia Deputy Election Commissioner Fred Voight. Delaware County election officials have made similar allegations against the group, and criminal indictments are pending. This past July 24, Dauphin County detectives offered a $2,000 reward for information about the whereabouts of Luis R. Torres-Serrano, an ACORN worker, who was accused of submitting more than 100 fraudulent voter registrations.

New Mexico Sept. 18, 2008, Judicial Watch Blog

This week officials in New Mexico's most populous county (Bernalillo) notified federal authorities that more than 1,000 fraudulent voter registration cards were submitted to the clerk's office. ACORN, which pays workers for each registration, is the prime suspect since it has handled thousands of new voter registrations in New Mexico since January. County workers subsequently discovered that at least 1,100 new registrations list Social Security numbers for people already in the county's database of registered voters, names of registered voters with different birth dates and addresses that don't exist.

These are not isolated incidents. During Obama's days as a community organizer he was intensely involved with ACORN. ACORN has resorted to voter fraud, to get their Messiah, Comrade Obama, elected.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Socialist Bailout Plan Attacks United States Constitution

The preamble of the United States Constitution: "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Section I of the bailout bill: "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Section 2, Purposes: Provides authority to the Treasury Secretary to restore liquidity and stability to the US financial system and to ensure the economic well-being of Americans."

The Constitution promotes the general welfare of Americans. The bailout bill ensures economic well-being of Americans. There is an enormous difference. Our founding fathers never intended for government to guarantee or "ensure" anything. There is nothing in the Constitution about ensuring general welfare, only promoting it. The crisis is this bill bestows ultimate power to the Treasury Secretary to do whatever he wants to do to "ensure economic well-being." That is limitless power in the hands of one individual. That's socialism.

Keep in mind that anytime the government guarantees something, hold onto your wallets.

The political hacks created this "Crisis." Creating a "crisis" is the easiest way to manage the behavior of a frightened citizenry.

The buzzword during this election has been "change." This is terrorizing "change" like we've never seen.

Transcript of presidential debate

For those of you who care to read it.

One thing is certain, according to Barack Obama, John McCain is "absolutely right" on many issues as Obama repeated the phrase numerous times.

Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending Under Increasing Pressure From The Clinton Administration

Published: September 30, 1999

In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders.

The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring.

Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans…

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are GSEs (Government Sponsored Entity). Fannie and Freddie were backing up the banks and lending institutions that were making subprime and almost worthless loans under instruction from their controllers in Washington.

To his credit, John McCain tried in 2005 to endorsed a bill that would bring some oversight to Fannie and Freddie. That bill was stopped cold by a Democrat solid party line vote. Don't believe me? Do your homework unless you have been brainwashed by Obamamania and are voting the Democrat solid party line.

In this bailout proposal, the Democrats want to seize a portion of profits from the bailout and give them to "community groups" to be used to create more of the same types of loans that are causing our problems.

Comrade Clinton and his cohorts caused the problem. What makes you think that Comrade Obama and his cohorts will solve the problem? Talk about putting the fox in the henhouse.

Missouri Prosecutors, Sheriffs 'Target Anyone Who Lies' About Comrade Obama

"The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign."

Barack Obama is now using local law enforcement officials to carry out his campaign of legal intimidation by assembling a group of high-ranking Missouri police officials and prosecutors - including St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough and City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce - to identify and target anyone the campaign determines is producing "misleading" political advertisements.

"This is an outrageous and shocking attempt by the Obama campaign to again employ Stalinist, police state tactics against those who dare to disagree with Barack Obama," said Ed Martin, American Issues Projects president. "I am frankly stunned to see public officials like McCullough and Joyce abusing their official prosecutorial positions to serve as attack dogs for a national political campaign. I am quite certain Missourians elected these individuals to enforce the laws and arrest criminals, not to throw people in jail for daring to practicing free speech.

"The Obama campaign continues to provide a chilling preview of what would happen to political freedom in an Obama administration."

Keep in mind that if we prosecuted anyone running a misleading political ad, Washington would be vacant in a matter of weeks.

Is anybody paying attention? There is something called the First Amendment and political free speech.

All hail Comrade Obama.

Gas Panic Solution

This occurs throughout the country from time to time. A temporary interruption occurs in the gas supply due to a storm or some other natural disaster. People panic and hoard gas, spot shortages occur caused by this behavior, the market does what it is designed to do based on supply and demand, prices spike, and political hacks (prodded by ignorant consumers) scream about price gouging. Political hacks attempt to win votes from ignorant voters by promising to investigate the proposed culprits (business owners) for this alleged "price gouging."

The solution: Don't investigate them. Reward them. "Price gouging" is precisely what the system needs. Encourage it. Turn the free marketplace loose and let it work.

The problem is panic buying. People see their gas gauges approaching the three-quarters mark and rush to fill their tanks up to the brim, along with every other gas can they own. This overtaxes the supply system (keep in mind that this would occur without a natural disaster) resulting in long gas lines and shortages.

The solution is not government control but free market supply and demand through price structure. When the demand for gas exceeds the supply, permit gas stations respond by raising the price of gas. Political hacks, who seem to get their share of extra face time in the media during these "emergencies," attempt to keep prices artificially low through threats of "price gouging." When demand is not stifled by price, it exasperates the problem. Again, government is typically the problem, not the solution.

When prices rise, people will react by not topping off every vehicle they own. People will begin to think rationally and purchase what they actually need to get them through the next few days until the system can catch-up from the supply interruption. They'll wait for the prices to come back down. And they will come down.

When the system catches up and tanks are full, gas station operators will begin lowering the price of gasoline to attract customers back to the pumps. You may even see a good old fashioned gas price war. Gas will be plentiful once again.

Political hacks eager to get a little more face time in the media will continue to scream about "price gouging" and the need for government regulation. However, there is nothing wrong with the free market system resolving these shortages with the greatest device for allocating limited resources. Price.

The free market system works every time it's tried. Problem solved.

"Unfortunately" only US citizens can register to vote

Unfortunately? Therefore, according to the Obama Campaign, Obama For America, it would apparently be fortunate if non-US citizens could register to vote. That's OK, if elected Obama will rectify this unfortunate condition.

Now that's change!


Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wisconsin) forced Congress to vote on a stop-gap continuing resolution worth $1 trillion in spending with less than 24 hours to review its contents.

When asked by Bloomberg News about whether the process has been secretive, Obey bluntly replied "You're damn right it has because if it's done in the public it would never get done." He wanted to "avoid his colleagues' 'pontificating' on the content of the legislation" because "that's what politicians do when this stuff is done in full view of the press." He said "we've done this the old fashioned way by brokering agreements in order to get things done and I make no apology for it."

"Old fashioned" back-room politics.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

St. Johns Considers Nixing Valedictorians

St. Johns County school board member Beverly Slough stated, "They're so competitive and worried about their GPA and we as a group of high school principals didn't think that was healthy."

In the minds of government school officials, competition is unhealthy. Students should all blend in with the rest of the sheeple. There can be no achievers.

How pathetic!

Democrat Leader: Restoring Offshore Drilling Ban a 'Top Priority' for Next Year

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told on Wednesday that restoring the ban on new offshore oil drilling leases "will be a top priority for discussion next year" if the Democrats retain control of Congress.

Congressional Democrats bowed under pressure to public opinion by choosing to allow the ban to expire. Unfortunately, public opinion doesn't matter after the Comrades are elected.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Lieberman Faces Censure for Speaking at GOP Convention

The party scheduled a debate Wednesday night on a resolution that would censure Lieberman and ask the veteran politician to resign from the Democratic Party.

Our country is dealing with the financial "crisis" and the political hack Democrats waste time chastising someone who dares to speak out against their status quo.

30-year party veteran Audrey Blondin, said Lieberman's very public support of McCain over Democratic nominee Barack Obama is hurting the state party.

How dare he speak out against party lines and Comrade Obama.

The resolution says Lieberman's actions exhibited "extraordinary disloyalty to countless Connecticut Democrats without whom his career as an elected official would never have been possible."

Fact: Joe Lieberman ran as an Independent.

I wonder if Joe Lieberman considered the Libertarian Party.

Remember, to political hacks, freedom of speech only exists if you agree. All hail Comrade Obama.

The Problem with the Solution

The people who are attempting to decipher this credit debacle, the political hacks of the Congress of the United States, possess an approximate 18% approval rating. The president's is roughly the low 30s.

Fact: The group that four out of five people believe is not doing an adequate job is working on a method to resolve this fiasco. Additionally, in a little more than a month, we're going to return roughly 95% of these hacks to Washington to perform the deplorable job that they're notorious for.

Only in government, through the courtesy of a government educated electorate, could this type of gross mismanagement be permitted to continue.

7-Eleven Clerk Shoots, Kills Robber

Police said a man was robbing the store at gunpoint when one of the two clerks pulled out his own gun and shot him in the neck.

This 18-year-old predator who thought it would be real cool to rob a convenience store at gunpoint will never rob a convenience store again. Problem solved.

Shoes for amputees? Medicare waste revealed

The government paid more than $1 billion in questionable Medicare claims for medical supplies that showed little relation to a patient's condition, including blood glucose strips for sexual impotence and special diabetic shoes for leg amputees.

Other questionable claims included wheelchairs or wheelchair accessories for patients listed as having a deformed nose or sprained wrist.

Billions more in taxpayer dollars may have been wasted over the last decade because the government-run health program for the elderly and disabled paid out claims with blank or invalid diagnosis codes, such as a "?" or "zzzzz." Medicare officials say even smiley-face icons could have been accepted.

The $400 billion program has been cited by government auditors as a high-risk for fraud and waste for nearly 20 years.

And people like Comrade Obama want government to control more of your healthcare.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

What Happened to Market Discipline?

John Stossel nails it!

Governments at all levels have regulated and subsidized the housing and financial industries for years. Nothing changed under President Bush.

The government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were created precisely to interfere with the housing and mortgage markets. In effect, Freddie and Fannie diverted money to people who wouldn't have qualified for mortgages in a real private market.

Didn't I say that?

It's demagoguery by people who will never admit that their "progressive" social policies have spawned a taxpayer bill that boggles the mind.

This is a story not of private enterprise but of cynical political opportunism. Moral hazard -- the poisonous mix of private profits and taxpayer-covered losses -- is what you get when politicians indulge their hubris to redesign society.

John McCain says, "We are going to fight the greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street. These actions [leading to crisis] stem from failed regulation, reckless management and a casino culture on Wall Street. ... We need strong and effective regulation ..."

He proposes a new bureaucracy, the Mortgage and Financial Institutions Trust (MFI), which he says will "provide troubled institutions with an orderly process to identify bad loans, provide funding and eventually sell them at a profit. ... The MFI will supervise the sale of loan assets at market prices and purchase them as necessary" (emphasis added).

A government agency is going buy bad loans and make a profit selling them. Give me a break!

What if the government cut Freddie, Fannie, Bear, AIG and the others loose and let them do what other businesses do on hard times: renegotiate with creditors and revalue assets? Would there be another Great Depression? Not likely. What turned a recession into the Great Depression was the Federal Reserve's contraction of the money supply. I doubt they'd make that mistake twice.

We do know that the taxpayer will buy -- Probably for too much money, because the private sellers will fool the government managers -- at least $700 billion in "illiquid" assets. Where will this money come from: taxation, borrowing or the printing press? What will that do to our economic well-being?

Crisis is the friend of the State. The politicians are desperate to be seen as "showing leadership," so we're surely in for a new round of government interventions. … the root problem is not lack of regulation. It's government social engineering of the housing market, which will be unchanged.

We do need protection from reckless businessmen. But there is only one way to provide that: market discipline. That means: no privileges, and no bailouts.

Comrade Obama May Debate Himself

What would you expect? If Obama decides to debate with or without McCain, why not invite the candidate from the country's third largest political party, Libertarian Bob Barr, to debate the issues?

Perhaps The Chosen One isn't up for a real challenge. After all, it is far easier to debate yourself. Obama said that you have to "deal with more than one thing at once." It's time to put your money where your mouth is Senator Obama.

Financial Crisis - Which Washington Comrades Are To Blame

Fannie Mae was run right into the ground. And, it was Democrats, along with a little cooperation from Republicans, who are responsible. Big government strikes again.

Former Fannie Mae Chairman and CEO Franklin Raines was the White House budget director under Bill Clinton. He was also cited by the Washington Post as an economic advisor to the Chosen One, Barack Obama. Obama, in his short career in the U.S. Senate rapidly became the second largest recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae, ahead of even John Kerry.

Additionally, we have Jamie Gorelick who served as Bill Clinton's Deputy Attorney General. She installed the Intelligence "Wall of Separation" that helped lead to the disaster we endured on 9/11. Then she served as Vice Chairman at Fannie Mae. In 2002, she told "BusinessWeek" that Fannie Mae was "very, very strong" and was "managed safely". For her efforts, driving the company to the brink, she received $26 million plus bonuses.

Also, Fannie Mae is seriously involved with the Congressional Black Caucus. Interim CEO Daniel Mudd described the connection Fannie Mae and the Congressional Black Caucus shared as a "family" relationship. The Caucus forced Fannie Mae to obtain mortgage loans for millions of Americans who couldn't afford them. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were the worst offenders in this housing loan crisis, which in turn caused numerous banking institutions to plummet with it. The crisis has had a domino effect throughout our financial institutions. In reality, AIG was to some extent brought down because it held $600 million in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

It appears that the democrats including The Chosen One, Comrade Barack Obama have their fingerprints all over this calamity.

Obama's Conditions for This $700 Billion Bailout

Obama: The government should make the taxpayers help other Americans who are facing home mortgage foreclosures.

Translation: Take from those who have and give to those who have not. Once again, Karl Marx would be proud. "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."

Comrade Obama is behaving like Karl Marx and Biden is behaving like another Marx, specifically Groucho. Actually, Groucho was more quick-witted and sophisticated.

Obama: Top management CEOs will have to "pay a price for their poor leadership."

Is he referring to criminal prosecution? CEOs are hired by shareholders. Let the shareholders, through their boards of directors, deal with CEO penalties. Furthermore, company management and stockholders should suffer the consequences of their bad investments.

Obama: The American taxpayers must be rewarded for financing the bailout.

May wonders never cease, I agree with Obama on this point. A process needs to be put in place by which we get our money back, including interest. Unfortunately, with the government handling this transaction, the "American taxpayers" are highly unlikely to see any revenue. Too much "pork" and too many votes to purchase.

Obama: The government program must have independent oversight.

That is a no-brainer! This is too immense of a deal to leave exclusively in the hands of the political hacks that are, by and large, responsible for the debacle in the first place.

Obama: Opposes the existing plan to permit the Treasury Secretary to, for all intents and purposes, become king banking czar.

This much power in the hands of a single person, regardless of how proficient they may be or which party they represent, is extremely dangerous. Besides, you never know who may occupy that position in the future. What if his buddy, Ted Kennedy, was in the driver's seat (pun intended)?

PETA Urges Ben & Jerry's To Use Human Breast Milk

Doesn't that make you want to run out and buy some Super Fudge Chunk. One scoop or two?


Read the following quotes from some of our most prominent historical figures and a few of today's political hacks.

"I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world . . . no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." Woodrow Wilson (He was the President that signed the creation of the Federal Reserve into law in 1913.)

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt." Henry Ford

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933

"We shall have world government whether or not you like it . . . by conquest or consent." James Warburg (Rothschild banking agent, financial adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt), 1950

"The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States... They will rule the future." Barry Goldwater, U.S. Senator, 1964

"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to bright lights and publicity during those years. But the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries." David Rockefeller (Trilateral Commission Founder), 1991

"Today, America would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow, they will be grateful! This would especially be true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by a World Government." Henry Kissinger, 1991

"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all." Strobe Talbott, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, 1992

The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, signed on May 9, 2007, declares that in the event of a "catastrophic event," George W. Bush can become what is best described as a "dictator":

"The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government."

This directive, completely unnoticed by the media and given no scrutiny by Congress, literally gives the White House unprecedented dictatorial power over the government and the country, bypassing the U.S. Congress and obliterating the separation of powers. The directive also placed the Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of domestic "security."

"We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market." - Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen." - Barack Obama

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more." - Michelle Obama

Socialistic control and growing the behemoth, morbidly obese Imperial Federal Government continues. Karl Marx would be proud. "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."

A Bailout Above the Law

The original draft of the proposed bill says, "Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency."

This is the financial equivalent of the Patriot Act, and we know how successful that is.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on television and didn't just talk about the, you know, princes of greed. He said, "look, here's what happened.'" - Vice-Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, September 2008

Fact: Television didn't exist in 1929. And, if it did, Franklin Roosevelt wasn't the president.

While some people may think Joe "Biden is a sharp cookie," this proves undoubtedly that Joe Biden is an incompetent, babbling, delusional fool. Unfortunately, we already have an abundance of these in the congress and the senate.

And let's not forget that Barack Obama thought there were 57 states.

These guys are living proof that The Three Stooges had kids.

Sarah Palin--Tell us why you think she's a good choice

By Chet Motyka

The fact you are asking this tells me you did not expect the reaction the base had to her. She is a breath of fresh air, of hope to recover our country from incompetent forces that, willingly or not, are destroying our country. To revive the spirit that was last present during Ronald Reagan's presidency. I would probably not have voted for McCain, he reminds me too much of Bob Dole. I would have gone to the libertarian party which stands more for what the traditional Republican party did than the present party does.

The democrats are socialists. The Republicans have become what liberal democrats were, appeasing every whining group to garner votes and selling out the country and principles. Not securing the borders from illegal aliens. Not profiling muslims who are the source of the present terror threat. Supporting NAFTA which has destroyed our manufacturing base that was the source of creation of wealth in this country. Not calling out the congress for its destructive spending practices which are crushing the future of the country and its taxpayers. Some people I have met who were excited by Palin's nomination said the next thing the Republicans could do to turn the Dem's on their heads would be to change it to a Palin-McCain ticket. It would be unstoppable.

I fear for the future of this country. I have been warning my friends for years about the financial armagedeon that we are now seeing and is only beginning. I read extensively and see all the lies that are being spread by the news, financial and political leaders. You can no longer hide the reality of the bankrupt mismanagement by both parties. It makes me sick. Even though Palin has been nominated I will not contribute. Your system has raped me financially and the only contributions I make will be to the NRA. They at least stand for something consistently.

If anything we should throw out all incumbents and career politicians. We need more citizens like Sarah. Short timers who rock the boat, believe in traditional values and the Constitution. Not more compromisers who believe the Constitution is a living document. Does that start to give you some idea of what Sarah Palin's appeal is?

Political Correctness Won, Banks And We The People Lost

Twenty years ago the catchword in the media was "redlining." Back then, newspapers crammed with hard-hitting analytical reports about evil and racist mortgage lenders that refused to write real estate loans to various minorities and other applicants who lived in lower-income neighborhoods. Albeit, these applicants had bad credit and poor employment histories, but that doesn't matter in the world of the politically correct.

Congress set up processes called Research the Community Redevelopment Act, whereby community activist groups and organizers (Enter The Chosen One, Barack Obama) could effectively stop a bank's efforts to grow if that bank didn't create loans to unqualified borrowers. Thus, the creation of the "subprime" mortgage. Do you remember "no money down" being shouted across the country? Lenders were aware that a high percentage of these loans would become valueless, but they had to pay this extortion to satisfy the politically correct if their banks were to expand and grow. ACORN was one of the advocate groups. One presidential candidate did a great deal of community organizing for ACORN. (Enter again The Chosen One, Barack Obama)

The worthless loans to unqualified borrowers were packaged and sold. The speculation was that the loans would be eventually paid off as rising home values fronted a few of these borrowers to either access equity through re-financing or sell and move on up the ladder.

This politically correct scam is being presented to the American public by some of the same political hacks that were responsible for its creation (Enter yet again The Chosen One, Barack Obama) as evidence of the failure of the free market and capitalism.

The fact is that this is the inevitable result of big government and political correctness interfering in free market economics.

So, there you have it. You can thank me later for this brief lesson in political correctness and economics 101, a course not readily available in our failing government schools. But that's another lesson for another time.

Yes, the problem rests our morbidly obese government and the all too many We The People who appear to be content watching reruns of American Idol while these political hacks rape and pillage our country.

Democrats' Latest Idea: Gas Stamps

Gas stamps would work like traditional food stamps.

When was the last time you saw someone using food stamps or, excuse me for not being politically correct, their EBT card, who wasn't equipped with a cell phone, IPod and driving a car with $4000 rims.

Suggestion: Get rid of the toys first.

Another vote buying government giveaway. The political plunder continues!

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Compare And Contrast: Obama - Palin Quotes

Obama: "If we have actual intelligence against Bin Laden or other key Al-Qaeda officials, and we -- and Pakistan is unwilling or unable to strike against them, we should."

Palin: "In order to stop Islamic extremists, those terrorists who would seek to destroy America and our allies, we must do whatever it takes, and we must not blink."

Palin: "I believe that under the leadership of Ahmadinejad, nuclear weapons in the hands of his government are extremely dangerous to everyone on this globe, yes. We cannot just concede that, oh, gee, maybe they're going to have nuclear weapons."

Obama: "A nuclear Iran would pose a great threat and the world must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."

Palin: "I believe that under the leadership of Ahmadinejad, nuclear weapons in the hands of his government are extremely dangerous to everyone on this globe, yes. We cannot just concede that, oh, gee, maybe they're going to have nuclear weapons."

Obama: "I will always keep the threat of military action on the table to defend our security and our ally Israel."

Palin: "I don't think that we should second-guess the measures that Israel has to take to defend themselves and for their security… I don't think we can second-guess what Israel has to do to secure its nation… We cannot second-guess the steps that Israel has to take to defend itself."

Obama: Shoots hoops.

Palin: Shoots and is familiar with the operation of actual weapons.

Compare And Contrast: Gibson's Questions Of Obama vs. Gibson's Questions Of Palin


How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to "win"?
How does your family feel about your "winning" breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor's [Clinton] speech?


Do you have enough qualifications for the job you're seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren't you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war?

Apparently, Gibson thinks that Obama isn't qualified and ready for the tough questions. So he served up a few softballs in his direction.

Fair and balanced? You decide.

Kerry faces bitter challenge

Kerry said he is trying to change Washington partly by supporting Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois.

"The fact is we have now made that the majority position of the United States Senate," Kerry said.

"John Kerry has been in Washington for 24 years," said Kerry's opponent O'Reilly. "We have the same issues confronting America today that we had in 1984."

So, through his own admission, even with his own party controlling the senate, he still hasn't been able to implement "change".

"The key issue here is that Massachusetts deserves to have experienced leadership at difficult times," Kerry said.

Then I have to ask, "Why don't you show us some Mr. Kerry?"

Kerry could become secretary of state if Barack Obama is elected president.

Nepotism continues.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Kerry said he is not looking for another job, and that he intends to serve his six-year term if re-elected. At the same time, he is not flatly ruling out accepting a position in an Obama administration.

This is the typical Kerry fence sitting flip flop. Can't this political hack make a decision on anything? Either he is going to stand form and serve his six-year term or he isn't.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Big Pork Check Delivered At Big E

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer handed over symbolic oversized checks for $277,336 to Roberts Brothers Lumber Co. of Ashfield, MA. The money will be part of an approximately $2.5 million project to make wood chips that will be turned into paper, plywood and particle board, among other products. Some of the chips will also be used in home heating, and the project will include thinning forest of crowded trees and taking trees that need to be removed from urban landscapes.

"We're excited to present this check on behalf of the American taxpayers," Schafer said in turning over the check.

"The key part here is to make jobs and ... to have a product that's desirable and usable," Leonard H. Roberts, owner of Roberts Brothers Lumber said.

Why does this businessman need our money to conduct his business? In business, you invest and if you are successful, you make a profit. If he is a truly successful businessman, then he shouldn't need our money. If he isn't successful, then we should not be subsidizing him with a bailout.

Why are we, through the confiscation of our money, paying for this? The political plunder continues. Where was John Kerry? Voting for this vote buying scheme.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

FBI Agents Given Powers to Investigate Americans without Proper Suspicion

The rewritten rules have been drafted in a way to allow the FBI to begin surveillance without factual evidence to back it up.

The police power of government continues to grow.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Jury Decides Breaking The Law Is Justified

The threat of global warming is so great that campaigners were justified in causing more than £35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station.

The Global Warming Hoax continues.

The Bush Administration Steps Up Its Not So Secret Moves Against Iran

Under federal law, a Presidential Finding, which is highly classified, must be issued when a covert intelligence operation gets under way and, at a minimum, must be made known to Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and the Senate and to the ranking members of their respective intelligence committees-the so-called Gang of Eight. Money for the operation can then be reprogrammed from previous appropriations, as needed, by the relevant congressional committees, which also can be briefed.

Although some legislators were troubled by aspects of the Finding, and "there was a significant amount of high-level discussion" about it, according to the source familiar with it, the funding for the escalation was approved. In other words, some members of the Democratic leadership-Congress has been under Democratic control since the 2006 elections-were willing, in secret, to go along with the Administration in expanding covert activities directed at Iran, while the Party's presumptive candidate for President, Barack Obama, has said that he favors direct talks and diplomacy.

The Democrat-Republican party at work.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I think there's a really good chance that Sarah Palin could be President and I think that's a really scary thing because I don't know anything about her. I don't think in eight weeks I'm going to know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town and she's governor of Alaska for less than two years. I just don't understand. I think the pick was made for political purposes, but in terms of governance it's a disaster. You do the actuary tables, you know, there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term. You know, we were talking about it earlier. It's like a really bad Disney movie, you know? The hockey mom, you know, "Oh, I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska," and she's the President and it's like she's facing down Vladimir Putin and, you know, using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's just, it's absurd." - Matt Damon

Fact: Matt Damon needs to borrow Obama's teleprompter. This idiot is predicting John McCain's death. Can you imagine the media frenzy if someone predicted Obama's death? I can't envision saying that.

Keep in mind that while Matt Damon may not be an actual actuary, he may have played one in a movie. He said, "You know, we were talking about it earlier." This indicates that they ran through this patter ahead of time. How many times did he have to rehearse this monologue? I always thought he was a better actor than this.

Keep in mind that roughly a month ago he said, "For a lot of actors our biggest fear is that we're going to start talking about things we don't fully understand and sound like idiots. In the long run I'll do much more good if when I open my mouth I have something worth saying."

Matt Damon's "biggest fear" has come true. And, based on the evidence through his own admission, it took him multiple takes to sound like an idiot.

This is such fun. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. Now, Matt Damon probably doesn't know anything about shooting fish in a barrel, but I am sure that Sarah Palin could provide him with outstanding tutelage.

Obama Campaign Fails To Demonstrate His Own "Neighborliness"

Michelle Walsh wanted to teach her 2nd-grade Girl Scout troop about the presidential election.

Walsh said she called both campaigns and asked for free trinkets she could give the 7-year-olds to help them learn.

A representative for John McCain responded immediately, sending Walsh a box filled with stickers and signs.

The Barack Obama camp wasn't quite so generous.

The troop leader said she called Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters and explained why she needed the curios. She was directed to Obama's Web site where she could purchase all the buttons and posters she wanted.

It appears that McCain camp outshined the Obama camp in genuine community involvement and "neighborliness."

Keep this in mind when you hear The Chosen One expound his great plans for the future. As they say, he doesn't put his money where his mouth is.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Hilton Head Island, SC fourth grader suspended for using broken pencil sharpener

The boy's sharpener had broken, but he decided to use it anyway, to sharpen his pencils.

The boy -- a fourth-grader described as a well-behaved and good student -- cried during the meeting with his mom, the deputy and the school's assistant principal.

He had no criminal intent in having the blade at school, the sheriff's report stated, but was suspended for at least two days and could face further disciplinary action.

District spokesman Randy Wall said school administrators are stuck in the precarious position between the district's zero tolerance policy against having weapons at school and common sense.

"We're always going to do something to make sure the child understands the seriousness of having something that could potentially harm another student, but we're going to be reasonable," he said.

Reasonable? Apparently Randy Wall and the school administrators are incapable of employing common sense and are obviously incapable of executing the duties of their positions.

Do they realize that a pencil is a more formidable weapon than a pencil sharpener? Using their illogical management practices, they need to ban pencils as well as numerous other school supplies and suspend, Zero Tolerance you know, anyone found in possession of the weapons. Government schools strike again.

Another example of Zero Tolerance = Zero Thought

Green Energy Rules in the Peoples' Republic Of Massachusetts

Boston's City Hall is running up a $13,000 tab getting a wind turbine installed to create enough electricity to power just 19 lightbulbs.

The city is investigating placing wind turbines at up to six public schools.

This is what political hacks call "investing in education."

Sarah Palin Only Manages a $12 Billion Budget

And 16,000 full-time state employees.

Some say that managing such a small state budget does not qualify someone to be president. Therefore, running a state with a budget of only $2 Billion must be out of the question. Right?

In 1992, the year Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton was elected President, his state budget was $2 billion and among the smallest in the country. Compared to that, Sarah Palin is an executive giant.

Alaskans See No Scandal in Palin's Routine Travel Reimbursements

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin receiving $16,951 in travel reimbursements, including a per diem travel allowance for members of her family, and for sometimes staying in her home as part of official business.

Gerald McBeath, professor of political science at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and an expert on Alaska government and politics said, "The state, or wherever you work, pays for your air ticket, and pays a per diem, and that's it. It's very simple."

She has every right, he said, under state travel policy to claim reimbursement, a policy that has been around "forever."

McBeath said although he has met her, he doesn't know the governor well. Additionally, he's had over 100 phone calls from journalists trying to get dirt on Palin.

"The state's practices are like that of most states," McBeath said. "People are compensated for their travel costs. That includes the airfare or car fare, and (the state) pays them whatever it costs to keep them alive on the days that they are away from their official station. That's normal."

The Fallacy of 'Green Jobs'

John Stossel exposes the Messiah's economic ignorance.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has a great twofer pitch: "green jobs." It sounds like a winner. In one fell swoop he can promise to end unemployment and fix and save the planet from climate change. "I'll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy -- wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels; an investment that will lead to new industries and five million new jobs that pay well and can't ever be outsourced," he told the Democratic National Convention.

Wow. Five million new jobs. All that work building windmills and creating biofuels are the "green jobs" that will come into existence when wise government creates the industries that will produce the energy and vehicles that will make fossil fuels obsolete.

Politicians always promise that their programs will create jobs. It's used to justify building palatial sports stadiums for wealthy team owners.

The fallacy is the same in every case: Even if the program creates jobs building bridges or windmills, it necessarily prevents other jobs from being created. This is because government spending merely diverts money from private projects to government projects.

Governments create no wealth. They only move it around while taking a cut for their trouble.

Creating jobs is not difficult for government officials. Pharaohs created thousands of jobs by building pyramids. Our government could create jobs by paying people to dig holes and then fill them up. Would actual wealth be created? Of course not. It would be destroyed. It's like arguing the hurricanes create jobs. After all, the destruction is followed by rebuilding. But does anyone seriously believe that replacing destroyed buildings creates wealth?

Look at Obama's plan. His website says:

"Obama will strategically invest $150 billion over 10 years to accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, promote development of commercial scale renewable energy, encourage energy efficiency, invest in low emissions coal plants, advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, and begin transition to a new digital electricity grid. The plan will also invest in America's highly skilled manufacturing workforce and manufacturing centers to ensure that American workers have the skills and tools they need to pioneer the green technologies that will be in high demand throughout the world."

Note that word "strategically." It is there to suggest that Obama knows how best to "invest" the $150 billion. (Of course it is not his money, and he'll have none of his own at risk, so from his perspective, it won't really be investment.) But how does he know that the things he names ought to get the money? Will he give it to cronies of his campaign contributors? Will he appoint Al Gore to pick grant recipients? Lobbyists will make a fortune steering "green" inventors and promoters to the $150 billion.

Politicians have a lousy record trying to make "strategic investments." President Jimmy Carter's Synthetic Fuels Corporation cost taxpayers at least $19 billion but failed to give us alternative fuels.

Neither Gore nor Obama can know how the money should best be invested. Investing is about predicting the future, and the future is always uncertain. We know from experience that people who have their own money at risk -- who face a profit-and-loss test and possible bankruptcy -- are much better predictors than people who play with other people's money.

But decisions by government, especially the federal government, affect all of us. When government makes a mistake, the bureaucracy can't go bankrupt. Instead, it will use its failure to justify increased appropriations in the next budget.

If "green jobs" make so much sense, the market will create them. They will be created by private entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who are eager to profit from winning investments. The best ideas will rise to the top, and green energy will gradually replace coal and oil.

If politicians were serious about creating jobs and cleaner technologies, they would step aside and let the free market go to work.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I remember him, uh, using this in his campaign against me, saying, 'Barack Obama supports teaching sex education to kindergarteners.' (laughter) And, you know, which -- I didn't know what to tell him. But it's the right thing to do." - Barack Obama November 20, 2007

Fact: Obama said it. This is Obama's accomplishment on education: Supporting legislation to teach comprehensive sex education to kindergarteners. In 2007, Barack Obama complained about Alan Keyes using this argument against him in the Senate race, but then he reinforced the argument by saying, "But it's the right thing to do."

The original bill only included grades six through 12. In the actual copy of the bill, the number six is crossed out and the capital K representing kindergarten is in its place. The bill reads, "Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades K through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV." It originally said AIDS, AIDS is crossed out, and it now reads HIV. The crossed-out language was dropped from the bill, the underlined words were added in the bill. The bill originally did not include kindergarten. It was specifically changed to include kindergarteners in comprehensive sex education. Obama voted for it because he believed it was "the right thing to do."

The Pig Lipstick Comment

Obama displayed bad taste, bad judgment and pushed a few buttons. Unfortunately, this is what happens when he is not on the prompter.

Bad taste, bad judgment and the ability to push a few buttons. Are these traits of the potential leader of the free world? You decide.

Obama's handlers need to keep him on a leash near a prompter. Apparently he is not as polished as they thought.

The Maverette

Chuck Norris on Sarah Palin

Sarah is tough, smart, competent, credible and confident enough to tackle even those in her own party. I believe she will even help to keep McCain accountable and in check.

Palin comes from a small town with small town values. She is definitely a Washington outsider…This mother of five was tired of seeing government running amuck and awry, and stepped into public service to reform it. And she has a clear and long record of doing just that: bucking the status quo, cutting taxes and government waste, reducing big government, pursuing alternative energies, establishing ethics committees…

Fact: Sarah Palin doesn't need a gun to hunt, because she can throw a bullet through an adult bull elk.

Obama talks about change, but McCain lived out reform with his choice of vice president. Obama chose government-as-usual with Biden. McCain chose Washington outsider and corruption confronter with Palin. Obama and Biden know Palin supersedes Biden's finesse and potential, and (if called to the task) she's even more qualified and tenured in life and government to assume the presidency than Obama himself.

"… the lady has more executive experience than McCain, Joe Biden and Obama put together. None of them has ever started or run a business as Palin did. None of them has run a giant state like Alaska, which is larger than California and Texas put together."

Sarah is a non-politically correct politician who's not afraid to go head-to-head against any establishment - and we need many more of those types of brazen characters to run corruption out of Washington.

If McCain is a maverick, then there's no doubt that Sarah is (if you will) the maverette! Even Oprah seems to be acknowledging the power in Sarah's prowess by refusing to have this hockey-mom-turned-VP-nominee on her talk show until "after the campaign is over" - though she's had Barack (and Michelle) Obama on twice.

So move over Mr. Smith, because Mrs. Sarah is going to Washington. Give 'em hell, Sarah! Give 'em hell!

Puff, the magic Obama!

Chuck Norris comments on Obama and his Coronation

He won the all-time governmental convention award for the best over-the-top political spectacle of sight, sound, speech and pyrotechnics - complete with superstar performances, Braveheart-like epic music endings and an Olympic-sized fireworks show.

Sadly, throughout Obama's message, he never once used the term "patriotic," and the only time he used "patriotism" was in a negative comment against John McCain. And not once did Obama mention America's founders, our Constitution or even the word "liberty"…

I want change in government, but not the type that will increase its role in our lives. I want change for our government to better adhere to and follow the Constitution, but not the type that appoints liberal judges and justices who legislate from the bench. I want changes in our medical care, but I don't want more big government and billions of dollars in new taxes. I want change with America's deficit, but not the type that increases it. I desperately want change in the tax code, but not one that ultimately raises taxes (only a Fair Tax eliminates most).

…If we elect Barack Obama as president: More government, more taxes, more fluid borders and boundaries, more globalization and more risks with terrorism. Let there be no doubt about it - we will have change with Obama, but, America, I assure you it is not the type of change we need or want.

Hillary Clinton once mocked and ridiculed the depth of Obama's experience and message. Bill Clinton called Barack's candidacy the "biggest fairy tale" and even recently still couldn't tell an ABC News correspondent that Obama was yet qualified or ready. Even Obama's own VP choice, Joe Biden, echoed the same sentiment just a short time ago by saying about Obama: "The presidency is not something that lends itself to on the job training." Biden and the Clintons are still correct. Obama is in reality nothing more than an inexperienced, liberal radical. He can trumpet a campaign of change, but all the political pomp and circumstance can't change his insides or lack of leadership experience.

I realized months ago Obama could unfortunately get away with just about anything because too many Americans seem to care only about charisma and the term "change."

So maybe those Greek pillars just may represent something after all, because, in ancient Greece, people were more enamored by rhetoric and passionate presentations than by principled truths and pragmatic solutions. In modern America, these few millennia later, nothing seems to have changed. Obama conducted his version of a political David Copperfield magic show. Will Americans really not see beyond his illusory performance?

Now, more than ever, is the time to join the NObama-nation revolution. No way. No how. NObama.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "If I am sitting pretty, and you've got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it and she can't -- what's the big deal for me to say, 'I'm going to pay a little bit more.' That is neighborliness. What's the big deal?" - Barack Obama

Fact: The big deal that government is using its exclusive right to use deadly force to accomplish its goals by forcing you to be neighborly through the police power of government. If you choose that you need the money you have worked for and earned for your own family and that you don't want to give it away to someone who can't earn more than the minimum wage, the government takes it from you? If the poor, minimum wage waitress did this she would be arrested. If elected, Barack Obama robs you for her with his Marxist theory, "From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs?" The Communist Manifesto reworded somewhat under the pretext of "neighborliness."

Do you want government to decide when you have enough and confiscate the excess?

McCain, Obama, and Your Money

Courtesy of Citizens Against Government Waste

McCain has a 100% approval rating on pork-barrel spending for the 2007 legislative season. His lifetime score is 88%.

Translation: John McCain voted with the taxpayers 100% of the time. This means that throughout his career in the Senate, John McCain voted with the taxpayers 88 out of every 100 votes. "With the taxpayers" I means he voted in a way that would allow taxpayers (that's you) to keep their money, rather than spend it on frivolous government pork projects.

Barack Obama scored a 10% rating in 2007 and an 18% lifetime rating. And, while we are at it, Joe Biden scored a 0% rating in 2007.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "Health care is a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT for all Americans, not just an expensive privilege for the few." - Ted Kennedy

Fact: Nowhere in the Constitution does it state anything about a Fundamental Right to healthcare, or any goods or services for that matter. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 84% of Americans have health insurance. This would indicate that "the many," an overwhelming majority of people, not "the few" have health insurance. It might be expensive, but so are other products such as auto insurance and homeowners insurance. You don't have the "right" to those either. By the way, everyone has access to healthcare, even without insurance. It is against federal law to deny health care to someone who needs it.

Giving one person a "right" to the services of another. I thought we abolished that over 100 years ago.

Dr. Jay Responds

From: Dr. Jay Gross []
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 12:45 PM
To: George Dorunda
Subject: Re: Spending your money


I'm sorry you feel picked on. Your statements did sound like they came from a very uneducated person.

By 'fox' guarding the hen house I have several meanings:

The investigation of phony Palin is not be bi-partisan.

Foundations are very good sources for those who need assistance. Unfortunately many wealthy people set up foundations to avoid taxes and feather their own nests.

Privatized SS is only 'good' if it is controlled by an independent group or a truly bi-partisan committee. Sure we earned the money, but politicians will rape the 'proposed' invested moneys (we won't own it) as sure as the sun rises every morning. [look what they've done with the trust fund]

Do you really think that the Oil companies need the billions of dollars in subsidies and out-right tax breaks given them by the govenment? You've got to be kidding. Where do you think the profits are going that the oil companies steal from the People in fees and gas/oil prices. George Bush is a wealthy man when he leaves office because his buddies [Halliburton and the oil people of Texas and the off-shore rigs have promised him a fortune after he goes home.[ [Cheney is already a multi-millionaire because of his control of Haliburton's non-bid contract to feed, cloth and supply our military.]

Why should the government continue to tax the middle class and the poor more, in percentage of income, than the high level money people? That's really disgusting and totally unfair. Those who have money and make a lot of money should shoulder the burdens of those who cannot grab the gold ring in life. That's what government is for - equality.

Revitalizing the Constitution and getting back to a Country governed by it and the laws that were made based on it, it more important than any one individual. Our Country has been threatened by our own government as they chose to ignore the Constitutional balance of power. Obama was a professor of Constitutional Law.

The media is yelling, as prodded by the Republican party, about 'experience'. What experience did GW Bush have when he stole the presidency? All he knew was his own political family and how to dodge military service and make corrupt money with his power. Don't confuse power with experience.

The Republicans have tagged GOOD Democratic government with everything from liberal to socialist. Just look who has made the government so large and a tremendous benefit to the wealthy....the Republicans.

Yes we really need our own Country...for our OWN people. Let's stop throwing money at dictators and putting a Trillion dollars into a country we destroyed for no good reason. We allowed government to get out of control. Only a Democratic party run government can salvage something out of the ashes.

Don't keep fooling yourself about the lies put out by the Republican politicians.

Dr. Jay

I, of course, responded eloquently once again.

Dr. Jay,

I do not feel picked on and never take anything personally. By the way, I am a Libertarian. Neither the Democrat nor Republican parties, who are actually behaving like one singular party in growing government, are desirable. The choice between Republicans and Democrats is now similar to having to choose between zits and a fever blister to adorn your face. Neither is pretty.

You assume once again that, because you disagree with my statements, they come from a very uneducated person.

You stated, "Privatized SS is only 'good' if it is controlled by an independent group or a truly bi-partisan committee. Sure we earned the money, but politicians will rape the 'proposed' invested moneys (we won't own it) as sure as the sun rises every morning. [look what they've done with the trust fund]"

Why do you keep insisting that privatizing is only 'good' through supervision of a government/political "committee?" The idea of privatizing is to keep government out of the picture. It needs to be your money, not the government's.

And, then you expose you economic ignorance by chastising oil company profits. Oil company profits are not stolen from people. They are earned. Actually, the profit margin of oil companies is around 7-8%. But then again, I doubt you comprehend the difference between profit and profit margin as you only refer to the billions of dollars earned. Your liberal mantra appears to want to punish companies that succeed while we bail out failing businesses. What's wrong with this picture? By the way, there are plenty of companies out there earning profit margins far greater that 7-8%. Is it your desire that government confiscate those profits as well? You know, for the common good?

You stated, "That's what government is for - equality."

Unless you believe in a socialist form of government, you are incorrect. This country was founded based on equal opportunity. There is not guarantee in a free society that everyone will achieve the same level of wealth or happiness. However, the opportunity is there. It is unfortunate that some people squander opportunities.

You then display your ignorance of our present tax system. "Why should the government continue to tax the middle class and the poor more, in percentage of income, than the high level money people? That's really disgusting and totally unfair. Those who have money and make a lot of money should shoulder the burdens of those who cannot grab the gold ring in life."

You are correct in that our present tax system is unfair. But you have it backwards as the burden is on the wealthy. Less than 3.5% of personal income taxes are paid by the lowest 50% of income earners. Over 80% of all personal income taxes are paid by the top 20% of income earners.

The richest 1% of households in the U.S. are now paying a record 27.6% of all federal taxes and a record of 38.8% of all federal income taxes. The richest 1% of households only earn about 17% of all income.

The top 1.1 million households pay a greater share of the income tax burden than the bottom 90 million households combined.

The top 0.1% of income earners pay 17.4% of all federal income taxes.

Is this fair?

You stated, "Obama was a professor of Constitutional Law."

You are incorrect once again. Some of Barack Obama's campaign literature describes him as a former "law professor" at the University of Chicago when in fact he was a senior lecturer. There is a big distinction in academia between tenured professors and untenured professors. The former are somewhat akin to Supreme Court justices. They can hang onto their positions until they are well past their dotage, and can be dismissed only for "gross moral turpitude." According to the University of Chicago Law School, Obama did not have tenure. His formal title was "Senior Lecturer."

You stated, "Our Country has been threatened by our own government as they chose to ignore the Constitutional balance of power."

You are incorrect. Our country is threatened by our government as they choose to ignore the rights of the individual as well as private property rights. I forgot, socialists do not believe in these rights. Socialists believe that everyone has the right to the same amount of "stuff" whether they earned it or not.

You stated, "Only a Democratic party run government can salvage something out of the ashes."

The Democrat-Republican party has grown government. That is the problem with the two party system that most people cling to. They volley-serve to maintain their power and control. You contradict yourself as you mentioned balance of power. Shifting control to the Democrat party would turn control completely over to one party. In the hands of Democrats, that would be like throwing gasoline on the fire that is incinerating freedom.

Based on your statements, I think you have been brainwashed by the liberal Democrats who believe that big government shall solve all problems.

Talk to you soon,

George Dorunda

Let the Name-calling Begin

This "doctor" referred to me as an ignorant, bigoted redneck. I am so proud. That must be because I now reside in South Carolina. Some ignorant, bigoted people apparently assume that most people in the South are all of the above. Feel free to drop him a note.

From: Dr. Jay Gross []
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 8:18 AM
Subject: Spending your money


One of my Democratic voters sent me your ignorant e-mails.

Wow, are you wrong. Privatizing SS might not be a bad idea, but the people that want to handle the money you contribute to SS are those who the Republicans support and take lobbyist money from. Go ahead and give them your money. You might not get a dime out of your SS when you need it. [SS is paid to retirees with annual increases of >3%. Who are the profits going to?]

You would let the fox guard the hen house. Letting the Republicans brainwash you is typical of the redneck, ignorant people that are bigoted and want to go back to the middle of the last century.

Dr. Jay

And, of course, I responded eloquently:

Dr. Jay,

The plans to privatize Social Security allow "younger workers" (however that may be defined) to take some of the money that the government confiscates as Social Security payroll taxes and put that money in a private account. This account would be owned by the individual. Government can't take it away. If the individual dies before retirement the account goes to his family, not to the government. He earned that money. It's his. It remains his. What is so horrifying about this idea?

For Democrats, the issue is control. There is a massive segment of our society that is or will be entirely dependent on Social Security benefits when they reach retirement age. These people would be surprised to discover that they have absolutely no irrevocable right to any benefits. You obtain those benefits if the politicians desire you to receive those benefits. Politicians can, absent of any legal recourse on your part, decide to delay your retirement age. This scheme is presented regularly as a solution to the pending Social Security economic crisis. The motive is to delay the retirement age so that older Americans will pass away before they can receive any of their money back, or that they'll collect benefits for a shorter time period before they take the eternal celestial dirt nap. Under Social Security, the money isn't yours. You earned it. However, the government confiscated it before you could get your hands on it. And no, that money is not hidden securely in a Social Security account or trust fund.

Politicians get their hands on the money they conveniently call a Social Security "contribution." They use a fraction of it to cover the checks being written during that particular time period to Social Security recipients. The rest of it is gone. Every single penny of it is spent on pork projects such as $100,000 for the Tiger Woods Foundation. Keep in mind that Tiger Woods is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. Why do you and I need to "contribute," through the use of force by the police power of government, a hundred grand for his foundation?

The bottom line is this money is not invested as a private pension plan would. Political hacks, apparently with your support, spend all of it. Actually, squandered might be a more appropriate word.

Democrats say that we can't partially privatize Social Security because it would be too expensive. Translation: If the person who paid the money is permitted to invest that money into a private account, the money won't be there for the government to waste on its various vote-buying schemes.

If our politicians had been doing what fundamental decency mandated, taking the Social Security tax and setting the revenue aside in the names of future recipients, we wouldn't be discussing privatization today.

Unfortunately, in the views of career politicians, you can't invest in the future of our retirees when there are votes to buy and elections to win.

Here is another fact you might appreciate: Practically every State has some sort of law that regulates insurance companies. If a private entrepreneur moved to any State in the union and began marketing a retirement and disability plan modeled after Social Security he would be arrested and jailed for fraud. No state government would tolerate such a scheme to exist. It does, unfortunately, exist on the federal level as Social Security, and it exists because the Imperial Federal Government runs a monopoly. The money is seized from working people by force, and benefits may be granted, increased, decreased, denied or delayed as the federal government, or the politicians, see fit.

Individuality and independence are poisonous to socialist, collectivist politicians.

Now, I must ask you about your own statement. Would you "let the fox guard the hen house?"

By the way, you display your own ignorance when you assume my characteristics as "redneck, ignorant" and "bigoted." Apparently, you are easily brainwashed and believe that big government is your guardian and the solution to all you problems and anyone who disagrees must be ignorant. My experience tells me that government is typically the problem, not the solution. You could do far more without the government if it wasn't for the government.

Not bad for someone you considered to be an ignorant redneck.

Talk to you soon,

George Dorunda

Selfishness will lead to ruin

Today, the grandchildren of the greatest generation complain about their one-year-old cell phone being out of date. Is this what our country has become? Mark Steyn said, "There is something absurd about the wealthiest society in human history saying, we demand unlimited choice when it comes to our cable package, but we want all the grown-up decisions to be made by the government."

The average age of the world's great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from great courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back to bondage.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "If you've got a gun in your house, I'm not taking it. Even if I want to take them away, I don't have the votes in Congress. This can't be the reason not to vote for me ..." Barack Obama

Fact: Obama knows he can't accomplish what he would like to accomplish and take guns away from citizens because he doesn't "have the votes in Congress."

Quote: "Privatizing Social Security was a bad idea when George Bush proposed it, and it's a bad idea today. It would take the one rock-solid, guaranteed part of your retirement income and gamble it on the stock market."

Fact: There is no guarantee in the present Social Security system. The average increase in the stock market, including the great depression, is around 11%. The return on the money the government confiscates from you for Social Security is 1.5%.

If a private investment firm were raping you to this extent, they would be prosecuted for fraud and sent to prison. Government is the problem, not the solution.

Obama's $100,000 Gazebo

Things didn't go as planned.

The original plans were for a $1.1 million botanical garden in the city's Englewood neighborhood. The proposed garden also would include a gazebo, a parrot sanctuary and a walk of fame.

Years later: No garden. No parrot sanctuary. No walk of fame. As a state senator, Barack Obama gave $100,000 in state money to a campaign volunteer who failed to deliver on a plan to create a botanic garden.

Obama, the pathetic failure, can't even get a $100,000 grant right, and desires to have the control of a $3-plus trillion federal budget and a $14-trillion economy.

UN says eat less meat to curb global warming

People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming stated.

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.

Keep in mind that the Chosen One, BO, supports the UN and is likely to sanction this lunacy. I think there is a beautiful piece of real estate that we should confiscate in New York City. We could rent the space to the many businesses that were displaced on 9-11. Let the anti-American UN promote the Global Warming Scam in another country. Now, that's change I can believe in.

In the meantime, I'm going to grill up a massive steak garnished with turkey breast.

Sarah Palin Is My Girl

Ted Nugent nails it.

I know why I have seen no one with any guts in the Republican Party in so long: the governor of Alaska has them all. America, we have liftoff!

By selecting Gov. Palin to be his running mate, Sen. McCain has finally electrified the conservative base -- the very base he desperately needs to defeat Sen.Obama in November. I, for one, am greatly relieved and inspired by her message, delivery, confidence, poise, class and grace.

To borrow a relative quote from Michelle Obama, with the selection of Gov. Palin, it's the first time in quite some time that I'm proud of the Republican Party.

v. Palin is a true outsider, a real maverick. She lacks Washington, D.C. political experience. That's good. No, that's excellent. It is her lack of D.C. political experience that is the refreshing outsider change America so desperately needs and wants.

Palin made it clear that she is like the rest of us, noting how Fedzilla is bloated, broken, ineffective, and wasteful.

The level of disgust and distrust across America is appalling and, I believe, unprecedented. A recent poll indicated the Nancy Pelosi-led Congress' approval rating is at an abysmal record low of nine percent. That it is even that high shows how clueless and disconnected the lunatic fringe is.

America needs more outsiders in Washington, D.C. now more than ever. We need more tough, standup hockey moms like Governor Sarah Palin. We need more ordinary Americans to springboard from small city councils to the halls of congress and beyond. We need welders, cops, teachers, ditch diggers, business people, construction workers, secretaries, auto mechanics, and guitar slingers to come to Washington, D.C. and replant the good old "We the People" tree.

Americans need to replace the professional politicians who have rigged and ruined the system to exclude ordinary citizens from participating in this experiment in self-government. My advice is to get angry and vote them all out. The professional punk politicians are the problem, not the solution.

We need fewer lawyers in Washington. Lawyers have created a masturbatory legal system by raping our justice system. It's refreshing to see that neither Sen. McCain nor Gov. Palin is a lawyer. This could be a good start back towards an experiment in self-government. Count me in.

We need fewer bureaucrats who accomplish nothing but sustaining and growing Fedzilla. Bureaucrats create reams of regulations, rules, and requirements that strangle innovation and punish producers. I expect Vice President Palin to lead the charge with a battering ram to smash in the bureaucratic doors that impede progress instead of enabling it. I had a bumper crop of crowbars this year. I'll donate them all to those willing to swing them.

It's wrong to suggest that just because Gov. Palin is not a career D.C. politician that she lacks the experience and intelligence to lead the nation. She clearly has more executive management experience than Sen. Obama, who has zero experience at running anything. He's not qualified to run an all-night donut shop, much less America.

Gov. Palin is an executive. The mark of an effective executive is to surround herself with bright, talented, capable professionals who share her vision to accurately represent the people they work for: Americans.

Gov. Palin represents real hope and change.

In addition to her executive experience, and based on unbiased, genuine research, Gov. Palin concludes that global warming is a fraud, supports drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, hunts and fishes, and is a member of the National Rifle Association. What's not to like?

Those pundits and Fedzilla fanatics who proclaim Gov.Palin has no experience to run the country are the very punks who want to continue to feed Fedzilla. They advocate taking more of our paychecks, wasting more of hard earned money, and not being held accountable. I would like to buy these Fedzilla punks a one-way ticket on the express train to Hell.

President Reagan's words so many years ago ring true once again: it's morning in America.

A political savior may have arrived. Ted Nugent at your service,Vice President-to-be Palin. I'm your biggest fan. Let's rock.

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Chicago Murders Double Iraq Soldier Deaths

CBS announced, "An estimated 125 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period."

More people were shot dead where Obama lives than in Iraq, which is a war zone.

Should there be a troop surge in Chicago?

Media Bias?

On one side the evil, lying conniving, scandal riddled, Sarah Palin. On the other, the sweet, caring, wondrous, innocent love between a couple fighting to effect change in America.

An amazing coincidence: Us publisher, Jann Wenner happens to be a prominent Obama supporter and donor.

Obama's Government Funded Boot Camps For Radicals

Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of Public Allies in 1992, resigning before his wife became executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies in 1993. Obama plans to use the nonprofit group, which he features on his campaign Web site, as the model for a national service corps. He calls his Orwellian program, "Universal Voluntary Public Service."

Big Brother had nothing on the Obamas. They plan to herd American youth into government-funded reeducation camps where they'll be brainwashed into thinking America is a racist, oppressive place in need of "social change."

But its real mission is to radicalize American youth and use them to bring about "social change" through threats, pressure, tension and confrontation - the tactics used by the father of community organizing, Saul "The Red" Alinsky.

Public Allies promotes "diversity and inclusion," a program paper says. More than 70% of its recruits are "people of color." When they're not protesting, they're staffing AIDS clinics, handing out condoms, bailing criminals out of jail and helping illegal aliens and the homeless obtain food stamps and other welfare.

Public Allies brags that more than 80% of graduates have continued working in nonprofit or government jobs.

Just what we need, more government employees.

The Obamas discourage work in the private sector. "Don't go into corporate America," Michelle has exhorted youth. "Work for the community. Be social workers." Shun the "money culture," Barack added. "Individual salvation depends on collective salvation."

"If you commit to serving your community," he pledged in his Denver acceptance speech, "we will make sure you can afford a college education." So, go through government to go to college, and then go back into government.

Not all the recruits appreciate the PC indoctrination. "It was too touchy-feely," said Nelly Nieblas, 29, of the 2005 Los Angeles class. "It's a lot of talk about race, a lot of talk about sexism, a lot of talk about homophobia, talk about -isms and phobias."

One of those -isms is "heterosexism," which a Public Allies training seminar in Chicago describes as a negative byproduct of "capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and male-dominated privilege."

The government now funds about half of Public Allies' expenses through Clinton's AmeriCorps. Obama wants to fully fund it and expand it into a national program that some see costing $500 billion. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military, he said.

Karl Marx reincarnated!

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Almost Half, 47%, Of Employees Live Paycheck To Paycheck

About 21 percent with salaries of $100,000 or more reported they also live paycheck to paycheck.

A quarter of workers said they don't put any money aside for savings each month. Of those who do save, 34 percent set aside less than $100 a month for savings, and 18 percent save $50 or less.

10 percent of workers making more than $100,000 reported putting no money into savings each month or participating in a 401k, IRA or comparable retirement plan.

Female workers, 54 percent, always or usually have to live paycheck to paycheck, compared to 41 percent of males. More men (77 percent) than women (72 percent) said they save some portion of their paycheck each month.

Unfortunately, if most of these people had more money, they would continue to live paycheck to paycheck. We all make choices. Apparently, these people do not choose wisely. Government is not responsible for the problems people self inflict upon themselves.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated ... I've already said it's succeeded beyond our wildest dreams." - Barack Obama September 4, 2008

Fact: Obama declined to state that he originally opposed the troop surge. He'll be certain to remind his liberal followers, when opportune. For your convenience, here is what he said in 2002: "That's what I'm opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics."

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Quote: "I'm not opposed to drilling." - Joe Biden September 1, 2008

Quote: "Let's say it makes sense to drill. It doesn't, I'm against it." - Joe Biden September 3, 2008 (Three Days Later)

Fact: Will this political hack that is running for vice-president make up his mind? He is sounding like the failed John Kerry.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Sarah Palin Attended At Least One Libertarian Party Meeting

At a Denny's restaurant in Anchorage, AK. That's encouraging!

Obama's Dangerous Tax Plan - Robin Hood Economics

The sales pitch, repeatedly endlessly, is that under Obama 95% of Americans would see their taxes go down. The nature of the tax "cuts" Obama puts in place and the tax increases he is trying to sell could have serious impacts on future economic growth.

The idea behind the plan is that a good job with a strong and growing business is a far better way to drive Americans' incomes up than to distribute short-term government handouts, as the Obama plan does.

Obama's tax plan is witch's brew of tax credits that are aimed at various groups rather than lower taxes for everybody. Obama pays for these tax cuts by increasing the capital gains tax, keeping America's 2nd highest in the world corporate taxes, and whacking upper-income earners with dramatically higher taxes. All things aimed squarely at reducing economic growth.

Modern economies build their wealth through investment and job creation, and Obama's tax plan is aimed squarely at reducing investment and punishing wealth creation. Obama's tax increases to pay for his new programs amount to billions of dollars on investments.

Millions of average Americans (that would be YOU) are counting on their investments to help fund their retirement plans in the coming years, and Obama's plan takes a bite out of their future wealth.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

Sarah Palin Scores Huge Viewership in the Ratings

Palin pulled in 37.2 million viewers across broadcast and cable networks. That's 55% higher than Day 3 of the DNC, when her Democratic counterpart, Joe Biden, and President Clinton took the stage to 24 million viewers. Just like old, used rock stars, Clinton can't draw a crowd like he used to.

In fact, Palin's speech came close to upsetting Obama's historic address, which was the most-watched convention speech in history with 38.4 million viewers. Also, PBS just chimed in to say 3.2 million watched on their network, which brings Palin's total viewership on ad-supported and public airwaves to more than 40 million.

Sarah trounced Biden and nearly topped the Messiah. The major difference between the Palin and Obama speeches is people were talking about Sarah Palin's speech the next day. They were not talking about Obama's speech.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "He [Joe Lieberman] has every right to make a partisan speech at the Republican National Convention if that's what he wants to do, having said that, that doesn't give him the right to question Obama's role and record in the Senate in the speech." - Jim Manley spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Fact: Joe Lieberman did not have the right to question their Chosen One's role and record? Joe Lieberman not only has "the right to question Obama's role and record," he has the responsibility to expose this Marxist.

This is typical leftist political hack, Marxist dogma. If you disagree, you should be silenced.

Who's Afraid of Sarah Palin (And Why)

Sarah Palin earns more Libertarian support.

Sarah Palin is a threat to the political infrastructure of these United States.

If Sarah Palin wins, Joe Biden, and the rest of the career politicians who hold hope that if they just hang in there, play the game, then one day they may be called upon for a position such as Biden has been called will become big losers. If Sarah Palin wins, the career politicians lose.

The old school political establishment is at risk if Palin wins with John McCain. It means that you do not need to make a lifelong career of being a politician, wining and dining with lobbyists, to effectively run government. It then means that people such as you and I, who can read and follow a constitution, could be an effective leader. It means that if Sarah Palin wins, we all become potential winners.

The belief that government is highly complicated and that it is too difficult to do by a common citizen is at risk. Who has propagated that myth? Career politicians and lobbyists who have invested millions, that is who. If Sarah Palin wins, she proves that it is not so complicated that a determined individual cannot do an excellent job by FOLLOWING the Constitution. What a concept!

If Sarah Palin wins, lawyers lose. Can't we get away from lawyers as political leaders? Biden trained as a lawyer, Obama was a lawyer, the Clintons were lawyers. McCain is not a lawyer. Palin was a business student. Don't we want someone with business sense rather than ltigation sense leading our nation? Haven't lawyers done enough to our nation already?

And despite what some Libertarians worry about, if Sarah Palin wins, our movement will win. Candidates of the future will bring more of what the winners possessed to the table in 2012. If Sarah Palin wins, we will have more smaller government candidates in the future.

If Sarah Palin wins, and is just a breath away from being President of the United States, then We, the People will win. In 2012, she just might be the candidate to beat for the position of President of the United States. And if that were to occur, that would be much sooner than we would have gotten a Constitution following, smaller government candidate in position to win the White House.

Am I afraid that Sarah Palin could be one breath away from being President? Hell no-I would be relieved.

So tell me how I can lose if Palin wins? When she wins, we will all win.

OK, not all of us. Those that have controlled our political processes will lose.

But I am OK with that. What about you?

That's real change!

Energy Freedom Day

If Congress does not act to renew these outdated, anti-energy, and anti-consumer restrictions, these areas will be opened to exploration and drilling beginning on October 1. Recent DOI estimates are that these off-limits offshore areas contain 19.1 billion barrels of oil, the equivalent of 30 years of current imports from Saudi Arabia. It should also be noted that these initial energy estimates often prove to be low.

Hopefully, our do nothing congress will continue to do nothing when it counts. Congress should not hinder Energy Freedom Day.

Quotes And Facts

Quote: "Alaska? Alaska? Alaska, Alaska, come on, man. I don't even know if there's any black people in Alaska. What is the reality in Alaska? There's not even no crack heads in Alaska, no black people. There's not even no, like... crime or, like, foreign policies." - P. Diddy

Fact: There are black people in Alaska, 4.72% of the population to be precise. P. Diddy chooses to live in Alpine, NJ. Only 1.51% of the population in Alpine, NJ are black, 1.46% if you don't count P. Diddy. This would mean that Sarah Palin can understand black people more than three times better than P. Diddy.

For the record, I can't confirm how many crack heads live in Alpine, NJ.

What does P. Diddy have against black people? And, why does he attempt to correlate crack heads with black people?

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "Well, you know, my understanding is that, uh, Governor Palin's town of Wasilly [sic] has, uh, 50 employees, uh, uh, we've got 2500, uh, in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. Uh, uh, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. Uh, so I think that, uh, our ability to manage large systems, uh, and to, uh, execute, uh, I think has been made clear over the last couple of years." - Barack Obama September 1, 2008

Fact: Sarah Palin is now Governor of Alaska. She operates a $9 billion budget, and manages $13 billion in revenue. She also runs a government that employs 25,000 people.

Sounds like executive experience to me. How much executive experience does Obama have? Additionally, Obama isn't running the campaign. He hired people to do that for him. Unfortunately, he won't be able to hire someone to be president for him. One more point, when will he be trained to speak without stuttering when he doesn't have access to a prompter?

Dark Horse

Ralph Reed has written a book called "Dark Horse." It's a novel about a presidential election that has been on the bookshelves for quite a while. In this book, Ralph Reed writes about a presidential candidate who surprises everyone by choosing a female who has been the governor of a state for less than two years as his running mate.

Coincidence? Or does Ralph Reed possess some sort of psychic powers?

Evacuations - Government Still Can't Get It Right

Mayor Ray Nagin said no one would be turned away from the city if they tried to come in early, but warned that New Orleans was still in a "very, very vulnerable state."

"I don't want people heading in yet," Nagin said. "But if they jumped the gun, we will let them through."

Hurricane Gustav was milder than expected. The complete evacuation of New Orleans wasn't necessary, this time. Who does this political hack, Mayor Nagin, think he is telling people when they can and can't return to their property?

The next time a hurricane threatens New Orleans, people will remember that they evacuated when told to do so. They will also remember that they were prevented from returning to their property when the threat didn't materialize. One of the primary reasons people resist evacuation is the expectation that they're going to run into harassment roadblocks when they attempt to return to their homes and property.

Blame the incompetent fools in government.

Ohio Teen Shot Dead After Egging Cars

Lesson: Unwise choices and negative actions have grave consequences.

The Libertarian Case for Palin

Sarah Palin enjoys a sterling approval rating in a state with arguably the nation's most libertarian-minded populace.

Big Government Is a High-Stakes Affair

Consider the risk that Barack Obama will win the White House with an open-ended mandate for radical but unspecified "change."

Our founding fathers believed that, in times of peace, 95% of all governance should originate from local, not the federal level of government. Not one of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence or who participated in the design of our Constitution ever imagined that the federal government would become the unrestrained monster it is today. The primary purpose of the federal government is national security. In addition to that, perhaps basic infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Our downfall was political power, which is out of control.

Nancy Pelosi and BO want to save the planet. Obama has a lifetime fascination with Marxism. He actively sought the endorsement of the communist party when he ran for the senate in Illinois just six years ago.

A united president and Congress can, as a practical matter, do all or any of the following (plus much more):

Take your money and give it to someone else.

Tell businesses what to produce and sell, who to hire and what wages to pay.

Set all commodity, wholesale and retail prices.

Control all energy supplies, communication networks and financial markets

Replace all private health-care with a government system.

Prescribe the curriculum for all schools.

Determine which students get a slot in elite universities.

Diminish political and other speech.

Enroll all citizens above the age of 17 either in the military or in civilian corps for periodic instruction and service.

Children could be required to spend the summer in government "youth" camps.

"That's not change, that's more of the same." Unfortunately, it's more of the same activities that occurred in Germany and the Soviet Union less than 60 years ago. Are you beginning to get the picture? When was the last time you heard Obama praise freedom?

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America." - Barack Obama August 28, 2008

Fact: John McCain is not suggesting that we give tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. McCain said he wants to give tax breaks to all companies. Even if you were educated in our pathetic government schools, do you think you can concentrate and think this through logically? We have the second highest corporate tax rate in the world! Our government, through this horrid tax structure, raises the cost of doing business for companies in this country. Many of these companies are global corporations. They will take their businesses to countries that will not rape them with excessive taxes, and there are plenty of haven out there.

We need to become one of those havens for businesses. When you give a tax cut to companies, you are giving them incentive to stay in America and not go somewhere else. That's good business.

Quote: "I'll eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and startups that will create the higher wage, high tech jobs of tomorrow." - Barack Obama August 28, 2008

Fact: Most small businesses and startups don't have capital gains. It takes years to build up to that level. What he doesn't tell you is he wants to raise income taxes on these same businesses. That will give these startups less money to invest back into their businesses and reduce wages and job opportunities.

Unfortunately, most people are economically ignorant and don't know the difference between capital gains and income taxes. And political hacks like Obama love this.

Quote: "I will cut taxes, cut taxes for 95% of all working families." - Barack Obama August 28, 2008

Fact: Less than 3.5% of personal income taxes are paid by the lowest 50% of income earners. Over 80% of all personal income taxes are paid by the top 20% of income earners.

The richest 1% of households in the U.S. are now paying a record 27.6% of all federal taxes and a record of 38.8% of all federal income taxes. The richest 1% of households only earn about 17% of all income.

The top 1.1 million households pay a greater share of the income tax burden than the bottom 90 million households combined.

The top 0.1% of income earners pay 17.4% of all federal income taxes.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the majority of American families with incomes less than $40,000 pay no income taxes at all!

How do you cut taxes when no taxes for 95% of working families when no taxes are paid by 40% of these families?

Quote: "…the fundamental belief that I am my brother's keeper…" - Barack Obama August 29, 2008

Fact: Obama's brother lives in a hut on less than a dollar a month. I hate to belabor this point but Senator Obama keeps bring it up. If this is how he is his brother's keeper, I certainly don't want him keeping the affairs of our country.

Everyone in U.S. has some health coverage and access to health care

Nobody in the United States is technically uninsured, because everyone has access to hospital emergency rooms. Hospital emergency rooms cannot technically turn away anyone for financial reasons. Therefore, everyone has access to health care.

John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis said, "The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American - even illegal aliens - as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care. So, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved."

By the way, did you ever stop and think that some people are "uninsured" because they choose to be uninsured? Also, you can go to Walmart and purchase one of over 300 prescription medications for $4 for a 30-day supply and only $10 for a 90-day supply. If you believe that government could provide these drugs to you for less money, I have some swampland in Florida you may be interested in purchasing.

Unfortunately, out of touch Obama said that the private sector simply cannot handle our health care needs.

Obama Needs To Learn How Our Government Operates

Obama stated that McCain voted with Bush 90% of the time. The last time I checked, Bush, nor any other president for that matter, doesn't have a vote in the Senate. Therefore, there is not a factual method of calculating and comparing any senator's vote with the president.

Basic government 101. You would think the Chosen One would have realized this. Then again, what would you expect from someone speaking at what appeared to be another version of the finals of American Idol? The beauty pageant continues.

McCain and Obama miss filing deadline in Texas

According to the Texas Secretary of State website, Libertarians Bob Barr and Wayne Allyn Root are the only candidates for president and vice-president that will appear on the ballot in the Lone Star State.

"Unless the state of Texas violates their own election laws, Congressman Barr will be the only presidential candidate on the ballot; Texas law makes no exceptions for missing deadlines."

Biden's Son a Well-Paid DC Insider

The son of Barack Obama's vice presidential pick, Sen. Joe Biden, is a top partner at a Washington law firm that has lobbied his father's office, a family tie that could prove embarrassing for a campaign that has positioned itself as fighting lobbyists and special interests in Washington.

"That's not change, that's more of the same." This is too easy with these political hacks.

Should Biden Share Blame for Foreclosure Crisis?

Experts say hundreds of thousands of Americans may have lost their homes due to a bill championed by Sen. Joseph Biden, D-DE, Barack Obama's vice-presidential running mate.

Congressional Republicans drove the effort to pass the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. But Biden - who has enjoyed hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from credit industry executives - endorsed the measure early on and worked to gather Democratic support for it.

"That's not change, that's more of the same."

ABC Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors

Asa Eslocker Was Investigating the Role of Lobbyists and Top Donors at the Convention. He and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk.

Police on the scene refused to tell ABC lawyers the charges against the producer.

In a video clip, a sheriff's officer is seen telling Eslocker the sidewalk is owned by the hotel. Later, he is seen pushing Eslocker off the sidewalk into oncoming traffic, forcing him to the other side of the street. During the arrest, one of the officers can be heard saying to Eslocker, "You're lucky I didn't knock the f..k out of you."

Does this silence and control of the media sound familiar? These Gestapo tactics occurred years ago in Germany. Where are your papers?

Woman's Jeep Used to Be Obama's

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was driven by the Democratic presidential candidate during his final four years as an Illinois state senator.

Murphy plans to sell the Jeep on eBay after the November election. If Obama wins, she's hoping to get three to four times the current trade-in value of the Jeep. She estimated the value to be $8,000 to $10,000, but according to the Kelley Blue Book, it should be closer to $2,000 to $3,100.

Liz Murphy, 45, who owns the Jeep, says it hits her from time to time that the leather on the top of her steering wheel may have been worn out by the next U.S. president.

Quotes and Facts

Quote: "I am very proud of the Democrats in Congress." - Nancy Pelosi

Fact: According to the Wall Street Journal, no Congress in the past 20 years has passed fewer public laws than this one. No Congress in the past two decades has proposed more symbolic resolutions than this one, over 1,900. They are spending one quarter of their work week debating and passing symbolic measures such as creating National Watermelon Month. Now that's something I certainly could not live without and is worthy of our Federal tax dollars.

Quote: "That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities." - Michelle Obama

Fact: Michelle Obama's chosen career path led her to make $275,000 per year at a private hospital. Now I don't' have a problem with people making money, but this is not "public service."

Quote: "John McCain doesn't think that 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis." - Hillary Clinton

Fact: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that 37 percent of the uninsured live in households making more than $50,000 a year, most of which can afford health insurance.

Quote: "I will always remember the boy who told me his mom worked for the minimum wage and that her employer had cut her hours." - Hillary Clinton

Fact: Evidently, Hillary failed Economics 101. If the business owner found her employment too expensive at the lower wage, they will be forced to cut her hours even more at a higher wage. Since the minimum wage increase, teenage unemployment is at a 15-year high.

By the way, if this mother is not smart enough to earn more than minimum wage, she is probably not smart enough to properly parent a child.

Quote: "Even today, as oil companies post the biggest profits in history ... John wants to give them another $4 billion in tax breaks." - Joe Biden

Fact: John McCain wants to cut corporate income taxes for all companies. Oil companies are companies.

Why do political hacks want you to have the "opportunity to succeed," but if you succeed too much, we will punish you and take those evil profits.

Obama is going to tax the people Democrat voters don't like and shower benefits on those likely to vote Democrat. It's called pandering and vote buying. Nothing new here, where is the change?

Hillary Endorses McCain Over Obama

This ad says it all.

Right to Health Care

Let's analyze this: Giving one person a "right" to the services of another. I thought we abolished that over 100 years ago.

Media Bias

Don't you find it odd that the media scrutinizes and slams McCain for the houses he owns and heralds Ted Kennedy in a tribute with images on his yacht off Cape Cod?

9-Year-Old Banned From Little League

New Haven Connecticut League officials accused 9-year-old pitcher Jericho Scott, of pitching "so hard, fast and accurate that it might frighten or discourage other players."

Change in America: Reward failure and punish excellence.

Oil companies should pay royalties?

Nancy Pelosi said, "You want to talk about drilling offshore? Let's talk about profits made by the oil companies without paying royalties. They're taking your oil without paying any royalties."

Translation: Nancy isn't interested in lowering gas prices for consumers. It's all about money being paid by consumers to oil companies and then funneled to the government as a "royalty."

Unfortunately, most Americans are apparently too economically ignorant to comprehend political hack Nancy's plan, which is a tax increase on consumers. That's you!

Get Out Of a Speeding Ticket

Wisconsin Appeals Court ruling overturns speeding tickets based on federal speed limit sign regulations. The signs were not posted in the correct position.

BO's 'Lost' Brother Living in Poverty

George Obama "lives on less than a dollar a month."

BO, the person aspiring to be the most powerful person in the world, preaches about poverty and saving the world, and he can't even help his own brother?

Election year raises House earmarks

An analysis by Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) found House lawmakers have approved $290 million more in earmarks this year. They've also approved about 200 more projects compared to last year.

Government spending through these vote buying schemes is up and paid for by YOU through your tax dollars.

A Return to 55 MPH Courtesy of the Imperial Federal Government

32 states have speed limits of 70 mph or higher on some portion of their roadways. Now the government political hacks want to return us to 1974.

"No other law, other than Prohibition, has not been adhered to as much as that 55 mph limit," said Bonnie Sesolak of the National Motorists Association in Wisconsin. "It just wasn't the answer then, and it's not the answer now."

Traffic laws are, by and large, for revenue raising purposes.

Mortgage and Foreclosure Crisis Not Really a "Crisis"

Just the facts:

Congress, with prompting from the media, demanded mortgages for people with bad credit, limited incomes and poor job histories. Loans were made to people who couldn't realistically qualify. Under threat of government interference in the banking industry, banks provided credit to people who didn't qualify.

In 1999 approximately 62% of privately owned homes carried a mortgage.

97% of homes with mortgages are not in default. If you are capable of doing the math, this means that only 3% of 62% of all homes in this country, or 1.86 out of every 100 homeowners (1.86%), are in default.

This government educed problem is NOT a "crisis"!

Supreme Court Discussing Serious Issues - Candy Canes

Are candy canes in schools offensive? The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a fifth-grade student's religious expression (candy canes) on a classroom project can be considered "offensive" and subject to censorship by school officials. The boy made the ornaments as part of a classroom project in which students develop and "sell" products. School officials told the youngster to remove the message, even though he received an A on the assignment.

Why is this even an issue? Government school idiocy.

Limo Shortage for Democratic National Convention

The Democrats can't even plan a convention correctly and think they can run the country. After all, they have known about this convention for over a year. Couldn't they plan any better? And, why aren't limo services coming into town from other areas around Colorado. Could it be that smart business owners know that Hitlary Clinton and the Democrats do not pay their bills? Hitlary still owes millions to vendors from her failed campaign.

In the effort of "going green," perhaps the Democrats should rent bicycles to demonstrate their sincerity to reduce their "carbon footprint."

$1.6 Million of Your Tax Dollars to Be Spent On Book Fair in Mexico

Courtesy of the fraudulent NEA and with the approval of the City of Los Angeles.

Your tax dollars at work in Mexico.

For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time

Outside a handful of majors -- engineering and some of the sciences -- a bachelor's degree tells an employer nothing except that the applicant has a certain amount of intellectual ability and perseverance. Even a degree in a vocational major like business administration can mean anything from a solid base of knowledge to four years of barely remembered gut courses.

I have been saying this for years. Education is not a substitute for intelligence and common sense.

Westfield school gets dress code

"Clothing is not a huge issue at Franklin Avenue School," said Principal Leslie Clark-Yvon.

Apparently, the problem lies with the mentality of Principal Clark-Yvon and her government stooges.

There is a general dress code for all schools that prohibits the wearing of certain clothing.

We can't start the war against the individual too soon. Keep turning your kids over to the government for indoctrination. It worked in Germany.

Plea Bargain

Killer to Receive Calzones, Pizza With Life Sentence

A New York man who pleaded guilty to murder in Oregon in exchange for buckets of fried chicken will get calzones and pizza to go with his life sentence.

Deputy District Attorney Josh Lamborn said Multnomah County Judge Eric Bergstrom made the right call in allowing the unusual plea agreement because it saved the expense of a trial and possible appeals.

Greyhound Drops Ad Saying "There's a Reason You Never Heard of Bus Rage"

One of its passengers was accused of beheading and cannibalizing another traveler.

Good reason.

McCain and Obama Discuss the Serious Issues

McCain like Batman while Obama like Spiderman.

McCain likes ABBA and Roy Orbison while Obama favors Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and John Coltrane.

This is just the information you need to make your decision easier when you ponder who to vote for this year for president. As I said, this is the American Idol Beauty Contest election. Why focus on real issues when candidates have Batman and Spiderman to save the day. Does Batman wear boxers or briefs? We'll have to ask Clinton.

Voting for president is not a constitutional right. Our founding fathers were very wise indeed.

Mexican Invasion?

Four Mexican soldiers wearing desert camouflage and carrying weapons held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint. The agent repeatedly identified himself in English and Spanish. After four minutes the soldiers lowered their weapons and crossed back into Mexico on foot.

US government is purposely keeping US oil discoveries off the market

The government permitted the oil companies to drill and prove many sites, subsequently making them cap the wells and keep the proof of the finds secret. Seismographic testing has indicated that there is as much crude oil on the North Slope of Alaska as in Saudi Arabia.

US Postal Service Loses Over $1 Billion

The Postal Service had a net loss of more than a billion dollars in the third quarter of the fiscal year.

It's a government operation. And, some people want the government to control the healthcare and energy industries.

All U.S. adults could be overweight in 40 years

You want proof? Go to Disney World and observe all the "pretend to be handicapped" riding around on their scooters.

BO Supported Tax Breaks for Oil Companies McCain Rejected

Obama voted for a 2005 energy bill that included billions in subsidies for oil and natural gas production. McCain opposed the bill on grounds it included billions in unnecessary tax breaks for the oil industry.

Now BO flip-flops and demands a tax on what he calls excessive energy-company profits.

A new Obama ad says Big Oil filled McCain's campaign with $2 million in contributions and that he "wants to give them another $4 billion in tax breaks." The ad doesn't mention Obama has taken some $400,000 from oil company executives.

That $4 billion consists mainly of potential revenue from a McCain proposal to lower corporate taxes on all American businesses.

The United States has the second-largest corporate income tax in the industrialized world. Our punishing tax rates are chasing businesses and capital overseas.

Los Angeles Ordinance Would Require Shelters For Day Laborers

Day laborers = illegal aliens.

The shelters would have to be easily accessible and equipped with drinking water, bathrooms, tables with seating and trash facilities.

These requirements would be paid for by the private businesses through the force of the police power of government. This will increase the businesses' exposure to legal actions should these illegal aliens get injured while loitering on company property. Then again, considering this is the Peoples' Republic of California, the businesses may next be required to serve free breakfast burritos while the "day laborers" loiter.

Hillary Clinton "Endorses" John McCain Over Obama

"Now I think you will be able to imagine many things Senator McCain will be able to say. He's never been the president. But he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth the speech he made in 2002." - Hillary Clinton 2008

More women want to carpool with Obama than McCain

A new poll of U.S. women voters showed Women would rather carpool or go on vacation with Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama than with his Republican rival John McCain.

Do women think Obama is a better driver and is more amusing on vacation? Is this useless information likely to become reality in the lives of American women?

The poll was commissioned by Lifetime Network as part of its "Every Woman Counts" campaign to engage women in politics.

Aren't you glad that American women are capable of focusing on the "real" issues?

Obama's Plan for High Gas Prices

Simple and accurate.

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What Is a 'Windfall' Profit?

Exxon's profit margin stood at 10% for 2007, which is hardly out of line with the oil and gas industry average of 8.3%, or the 8.9% for U.S. manufacturing (excluding the sputtering auto makers).

If that's what constitutes windfall profits, most of corporate America would qualify. Take aerospace or machinery -- both 8.2% in 2007. Chemicals had an average margin of 12.7%. Computers: 13.7%. Electronics and appliances: 14.5%. Pharmaceuticals (18.4%) and beverages and tobacco (19.1%) round out the Census Bureau's industry rankings.

In a tax bill on oil earlier this summer, no fewer than 51 Senators voted to impose a 25% windfall tax on a U.S.-based oil company whose profits grew by more than 10% in a single year and wasn't investing enough in "renewable" energy. This suggests that a windfall is defined by profits growing too fast. No one knows where that 10% came from, besides political convenience. But if 10% is the new standard, the tech industry is going to have to rethink its growth arc. So will LG, the electronics company, which saw its profits grow by 505% in 2007. Abbott Laboratories hit 110%.

Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett's outfit, pulled in $11 billion last year, up 29% from 2006. Its profit margin -- if that's the relevant figure -- was 11.47%, which beats out the American oil majors.

Or consider Google, which earned a mere $4.2 billion but at a whopping 25.3% margin. Google earns far more from each of its sales dollars than does Exxon.

Bill Clinton took down as much as $15 million working as a rainmaker for billionaire financier Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Companies. This may be the very definition of "windfall."

The bottom line is a windfall is nothing more than a profit earned by a business that some politician dislikes. And a tax on that profit is merely a form of politically motivated expropriation.

L. A. Bans New Fast-Food Outlets

"I believe this is a victory for the people of South and southeast Los Angeles, for them to have greater food options," said socialist Councilwoman Jan Perry.

It sounds to me like government is limiting food options.

The ban covers a 32-square-mile area for one year, with two possible six-month extensions.

Keep in mind that whenever there is a government ban it is likely to create a black market for the desired products. Be on the lookout for underground Big Macs.

Where in the constitution is it government's job to determine what restaurants can serve what food options at what locations?

Fast food restaurants opened in these neighborhoods because there was a demand for their products. It is not up to the government to regulate their desires. No one was forcing neighborhood residents to eat at these restaurants. If people didn't patronize them, they wouldn't have a marketplace. What a concept, let the marketplace decide.

Have Dinner With Hitlary Clinton For $5

It sure is nice having a little more time on my hands, and I'd love to spend some of it with you. Would you like to join me for dinner?

Let's go to dinner! Every little bit helps, and even $5 can make a real difference. Contribute $5 now, and you and I could be enjoying a summer dinner together soon!

Join me for dinner. Make a $5 contribution today.

Thank you so much for all your wonderful support.

All the best,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Who ever thought the "smartest woman in the world" would prostitute herself so cheaply? What a Presidential way to beg.

Actually, after assessing the fair market value of the product, she is still priced a little too high.

What a Difference: The Impact of Rush

I distinctly remember when my phone at my Washington hotel room rang at 1 AM during the spring of 1996. A distraught President Clinton was calling. "We're getting killed on radio," he blurted into the phone as soon as I picked it up.

"What do you mean?" I answered blearily trying to get a grip on what he was talking about.

"Hillary's mother just drove here from Pennsylvania and all during the trip she heard them saying the most awful things about me on radio," the president explained.

"On whose show?" I probed.

"Rush Limbaugh," Clinton replied.

"He's been on your case for years," I answered.

"Yeah, but its getting serious," he insisted.

The next morning, I got in touch with Terry McAuliffe at the Democratic National Committee to discuss setting up a war room to feed talking points to liberal talk show hosts to counter the pernicious influence of Rush!

Now that the wind blows at my back - no longer in my face - Rush sure comes in handy when its time to put the liberals in their place. There is, quite simply, nobody like him.

After all, before there was talk radio, there was Rush.

And before there was Fox News, there was Rush.

And before there was NewsMax, there was Rush.

And before their was Sean Hannity or Neil Boortz or Michael Medved or Dennis Prager or Mike Gallagher, there was Rush.

No other modern political commentator can lay claim to founding a branch of political discourse.

Honoring Rush for his contributions to America is not an empty exercise. At this moment, the liberal forces that hope to come to power with Barack Obama are set on a course to destroy the very institution that Rush founded - talk radio. Through a rigid application of the so-called fairness doctrine, they threaten to drive talk radio off the air and onto the Internet. Who knows if the listeners and the advertisers will follow?

Their goal is not to assure that liberals will be heard on the airwaves, but to guarantee that conservatives will not. The liberals know that left wing talk radio does not attract an audience and is a financial black hole. The collapse of Air America attests to that fact. NPR, black radio, Hispanic stations, and radio aimed at young people creams off the bulk of the would-be audience for liberal talk radio. So if stations can only air Rush or Sean or Neil if they also air the likes of Al Franken, they'll probably cancel all talk radio and play music instead.

In our new book Fleeced, my wife Eileen McGann and I also raise the prospect that the left will seek to enforce sections of the FCC law which require "community participation" in the "ownership and management" of radio stations. As the National Review has pointed out, this can be a cover for infiltrating boards of directors and programming departments with liberals - an effort to hijack talk radio.

The liberals wouldn't be trying to destroy talk radio if it weren't working. And it was Rush who founded it and Rush who still leads the parade. Having attempted to discredit him, imprison him, silence him, or cow him, they have failed miserably. And, as a result, Rush still rules….and rocks!

Dick Morris

Mr. Morris was an adviser to Bill Clinton for 20 years. He is the author of a new book "Condi vs. Hillary."

We need Rush. As I used to say on the air, "If you disagree, get your own show and say (or do) what you want." It's the American way.

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Obama Stutters 19% Of The Time

I am not sure if this is a world record, but it is consistent with speeches Obama has made in all "57 States." This particular speech lasted 41 minutes with over seven and a half minutes of stuttering. And people criticize Bush's eloquence? Obama definitely doesn't speak like a profound world leader.

California Becomes the First State to Ban Trans Fats

"We fear that this is a potentially slippery slope where the list could go on and on & and basically restaurants would be criminalized for having an ingredient in one of their recipes," said Jot Condie, president of the CRA.

"Consumers are smart and restaurants are very smart and know what consumers want," said Condie, who deems the law entirely unnecessary.

As I predicted, the government and their Fat Nazis will soon be telling you what you can and can't eat. Government has no place in our businesses and our diets.

Home Invader Shot

In Williston, FL, an armed home invader was shot and killed by a resident after the robber, one of two who had broken into the house, reportedly pointed a gun at him. One of two brothers living at the house fatally shot one of the robbery suspects, Jonathan Gaal, 19.

Roger Dan Garrison, 49, told investigators that he was sleeping in his bedroom when he heard his dog barking. He went into his living room and saw two men dressed in black with their faces covered.

Garrison's brother, Martin Randy Garrison, 54, was sleeping in the living room on a couch that had a handgun underneath it. Martin Garrison told investigators that he grabbed the gun and shot Gaal at point blank range after Gaal pointed a gun at him.

A sheriff's deputy found Gaal in the yard of the residence with a gun in his hand.

The moral of the story: Don't break into people's homes.

Democratic Political Hacks Don't Pay Fuel Taxes

The committee hosting the Democratic National Convention has used the city of Denver's gas pumps to fill up and apparently avoided paying state and federal fuel taxes.

The practice, which began four months ago, may have ended hours after its disclosure.

In Colorado, consumers pay 40.4 cents per gallon in state and federal fuel taxes.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Obama preaches "change." Apparently the messiah and his people think they are beyond paying the taxes that the average American citizen is required to pay.

This distinctive political hack behavior doesn't sound like "change" to me.

Global Warming Is A Fraud

According to Dr David Evans, who was a consultant to the Australian Greenhouse Office from 1999 to 2005, there has not been a public debate about the causes of global warming and most of the public and our decision makers are not aware of the most basic salient facts:

The greenhouse signature is missing. We have been looking and measuring for years, and cannot find it.

There is no evidence to support the idea that carbon emissions cause significant global warming. None. There is plenty of evidence that global warming has occurred, and theory suggests that carbon emissions should raise temperatures (though by how much is hotly disputed) but there are no observations by anyone that implicate carbon emissions as a significant cause of the recent global warming.

The satellites that measure the world's temperature all say that the warming trend ended in 2001, and that the temperature has dropped about 0.6C in the past year (to the temperature of 1980).

The new ice cores show that in the past six global warmings over the past half a million years, the temperature rises occurred on average 800 years before the accompanying rise in atmospheric carbon. Which says something important about which was cause and which was effect.

Al Gore made his movie in 2005 and presented the ice cores as the sole reason for believing that carbon emissions cause global warming. In any other political context our cynical and experienced press corps would surely have called this dishonest and widely questioned the politician's assertion.

The world has spent $50 billion on global warming since 1990, and we have not found any actual evidence that carbon emissions cause global warming.

Obama Gets the Homeless Vote

"I want to try to get security for my family, retirement, health issues, all of those things, to try and get myself a little piece of mind." said Mendy Harris, 40, a mother of five who works for a transportation company and lost her rented home in Phoenix after her husband lost his job.

Just where in the constitution does it state that the government is responsible for providing security for retirement, health issues and "a little piece of mind?"

"Low income and homeless people are more energized than I have ever seen before," said Michael Stoops, executive director of the National Coalition of the Homeless.

If they were truly "energized" about improving their lives, they wouldn't be low income and homeless.

This should come as no surprise. These people are waiting for someone - Barack Obama - to do it for them. People do not realize that you could do more without the government if it wasn't for the government.

Physicists Disbelieve Human-Induced Global Warming

The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming.


Climate sensitivity -- the rate of temperature change a given amount of greenhouse gas will cause -- has been grossly overstated.

Natural variability is the cause of most of the Earth's recent warming.

"Global warming" halted ten years ago, and surface temperature has been falling for seven years.

CO2 enrichment will add little more than 1 °F (0.6 °C) to global mean surface temperature by 2100.

"In the past 70 years the Sun was more active than at almost any other time in the past 11,400 years ... Mars, Jupiter, Neptune's largest moon, and Pluto warmed at the same time as Earth." (I didn't know we sold SUVs on Mars and Jupiter.)

Oil Prices Drop - Supply And Demand At Work

The price of oil fell six bucks in 15 minutes this morning. Why is the oil price coming down? Because there was a report that inventories are increasing, and why are inventories increasing? People are using less because the price has gone up.

When Congress and government stay out of things, market forces level off naturally. Now, let's get government out of our lives and business, start drilling and watch the price of oil really plummet.

Father-of-three branded a 'pervert' - for photographing his own children in public park

"It is very sad when every man with a camera enjoying a Sunday afternoon out in the park with his children is automatically assumed to be a pervert."

Does this sound familiar? Coming soon to a paranoia filled government controlled public park near you.

Obama's Change Is More Of The Same

Raising taxes, increasing government spending and demonizing business? That is straight out of the New Deal of the 1930s. Economists and historians have concluded that New Deal policies are what prolonged the Great Depression. The political issue is whether socking it to "the rich" in the name of "fairness" gains more votes.

Is this change for the better? It sounds like more of the same political hack jargon to me.

Store Owner: 1 - Criminal: 0

Corey Ramsey entered the Sanco Drug Store in southeast Roanoke with the intent to rob the establishment. When the 22-year-old went into the convenience store, the store's owner Robert Kennedy pulled out a gun. The two struggled over it and, according to police, Kennedy shot and killed Ramsey. The criminal was dead and the store clerk was injured.

The family of Corey Ramsey now says that the store owner, who was protecting his property with a legal handgun, went too far and should be punished for killing Corey.

"The guy went too far because, since he got robbed four times... he just took it out on Corey," says Ramsey's fiancée Violet Barber.

The fact is that Corey was trying to rob the store.

"I know Corey was wrong for going in there and trying to rob the place, but he was unarmed," says Ramsey's friend Vanessa Moore. "Corey was a good person. He wouldn't have harmed anyone."

Hello Vanessa! Corey was wrong! He was a bad person who tried to rob someone of their property. And even though he was "unarmed," he wrestled with the store owner for his gun. Therefore, Corey was a threat.

Ramsey's friend Dana Lucas said, "I think they are showing the public you can kill somebody if they go on your property."

Absolutely! And hopefully, more people will catch on and legally protect themselves when criminals illegally go on their property with intent to do harm and commit crimes.

This reminds me of the parents who use the excuse, "He's not a bad kid. He just fell in with the wrong crowd."

Fact: Corey was not "a good person." He was a thug. He is now a dead thug. Dead thugs are good thugs.

NO DRILLING For the Birds

A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

"The drilling might affect the Kirtland's warbler, an endangered songbird that nests in the area."

Thank your local environmentalist wacko as you pay more for your gasoline and energy.

Obama - Tax The Evil Rich

For the first time in decades, and perhaps ever, the richest 1% of tax filers will have paid more than 40% of the income tax burden. The top 50% will account for 97% of all federal income taxes, while the bottom 50% will have paid just 3%.

Barack Obama has decided the rich still don't pay enough. He would redistribute the tax burden even more heavily on small business owners and the entrepreneurial class (two-thirds of the tax filers in the highest income tax bracket are small-business owners.)

Economist Glenn Hubbard of Columbia University has shown that in 1970, when the highest tax rate was 70%, the top 1% shouldered 16.7% of the income tax burden. Today the top tax rate is 35% and the same class of taxpayers pays a whopping 39% of the burden. The worst way to "soak the rich," Mr. Hubbard finds, is to raise tax rates.

This Robin Hood scheme has proven that it won't work. But it sounds really good to ignorant voters on the campaign trail.

Hypocritical Democrats Are Invested In Oil Companies They Are Criticizing

At least 14 Democratic members of the House and one senator, John Kerry, have holdings ranging from several thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars in companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. or partnerships such as Schlumberger and Hornbeck Offshore Services.

"I always vote against the companies I own," said Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). "I don't give a damn." Cohen owns $15,000-$50,000 of stock in Chevron, $50,000-$100,000 in Exxon Mobil, and $15,000-$50,000 in Schlumberger, a highly profitable oil-services company that provides technical expertise and equipment.

Apparently Representative Cohen is an economic idiot.

When Kerry ran for president four years ago, he criticized President Bush's "energy policy of Big Oil, by Big Oil, and for Big Oil." Kerry has tens of thousands of dollars invested in those same companies. Kerry's financial disclosure reports show two investments in Exxon Mobil worth between $65,000 and $150,000 combined. He also showed a stake in BP worth between $15,000 and $50,000.

Gator Attack Victim Blames Fish & Wildlife

A Florida teen whose arm was ripped from his body by an 11-foot alligator said he knew the canal was infested with alligators before taking a 2 a.m. swim.

You can't fix stupid!

Angry kids protest gas prices after losing cable TV

Cable TV was one of the family's budget-cutting casualties, leaving Sadie, 9, and her 7-year-old sister without their favorite cartoons and shows.

One sign read, "All of my mom's monny goes to the gas tank!" The other sign read, "mom had to cut cabel."

Evidence in this case shows that these kids would probably be better off staying away from television and concentrating on their spelling. People grew up without cable TV for years unscathed.

Oil prices won't drop - OPEC

OIL prices "will not come down," said OPEC president Chakib Khelil.

Send this to everyone you know that is economically ignorant and blames the "evil" oil companies for high gas prices.

New Ethanol Studies: Little Effect on Gas Prices, Significant Pressure on Food

Two studies released show that federal ethanol mandates have placed significant pressure on food prices, while any effect on gasoline prices has been "almost too small to measure."

The study concludes that ethanol actually has had little effect on gas prices, only about 4 cents per gallon.

"Consumers will suffer as food and fuel costs rise and supplies of corn-based foods diminish. The overall economy will be damaged from higher inflation and lost jobs in the food production sector."

"The increase in retail food prices due to biofuels is estimated to be 23-35 percent above the normal increase in food prices that would occur over 2-3 years. Accordingly, biofuels are now becoming a significant factor in higher food prices."

Put oil firm chiefs on trial, says leading climate change scientist

James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.

Speaking before Congress again, he will accuse the chief executive officers of companies such as ExxonMobil and Peabody Energy of being fully aware of the disinformation about climate change they are spreading.

In an interview with the Guardian he said: "When you are in that kind of position, as the CEO of one the primary players who have been putting out misinformation even via organisations that affect what gets into school textbooks, then I think that's a crime."

Let's see, the sun becomes more active. As a result, the earth becomes slightly warmer through natural occurrence. Actually, the earth has cooled in recent years and has been predicted to, by these same scientists, to cool over the next decade. Now to hold a public trial and persecute those evildoers believed to be responsible for the natural occurrence.

Does this sound familiar? Talk about a modern-day witch-hunt! And these idiots call themselves "scientists?"

We need to "accuse" these alleged scientists "of being fully aware of the disinformation about climate change they are spreading."

"When you are in that kind of position," masquerading as scientists "who have been putting out misinformation even via organisations that affect what gets into school textbooks, then I think that's a crime."

Chile Plane Crash Survivors Forced to Consider Cannibalism to Survive

As the small amount of food ran out, the survivors debated whether they should eat the pilot.

During the discussion I wonder if they considered the finer points of pilot dining such as what parts do you start with and who gets the best parts? Also, do you barbeque or boil? What if someone yells out, "I've had pilot before and it isn't very good?"

Let's make a deal: Oil drilling for national wind insurance

Florida columnist Michael Mayo wants to hold oil hostage for a national hurricane insurance program. That's just what we need, another government program.

In this idiot's mind, it is the federal government's job to ensure that others pay for insurance for someone who decides to live in a high risk uninsurable hurricane area.

He continuously talked about being "fair." Where was the fairness when our own government decided that American companies couldn't drill off of our own coasts while other countries are perfectly capable of doing so? Where was the fairness when Barack Obama said he wants the government to tax windfall profits from private oil companies and distribute it to non-achievers to pay for gas? Where is the fairness when oil company executives are dragged to Congress like criminals because they actually make a profit in their businesses?

It's "unfair" that Florida has been the problem and not the solution of American energy policy for so long.

Report: FEMA still shaky with aid distribution

"FEMA may be hindered in its ability to perform disaster response in an effective and timely manner."

The response to those storms exposed deep flaws within the agency, including breakdowns in its ability to track food, water, ice and other supplies. FEMA's logistics systems do not track disaster goods from initial shipment to final delivery.

And the political hacks want this same government to "control" our healthcare and the flow of our oil.

Global warming forecast: Partly cloudy

A new study finds that natural variations in how clouds form could actually be causing temperature changes, rather than the other way around, and could also lead to overestimates of how sensitive the Earth's climate is to greenhouse gas emissions.

"Since the cloud changes could conceivably be caused by known long-term modes of climate variability, such as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or El Niño and La Niña, some, or even most, of the global warming seen in the last century could simply be due to natural fluctuations in the climate system," says lead author Roy Spencer of the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

Yet, the political Global Warming Scam continues.

McCain calls for building 45 new nuclear reactors

He is calling for construction of 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 and pledging $2 billion a year in federal funds to make clean coal a reality.

Perhaps McCain does have a brain when it comes to "alternative energy."

House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries

Put the government in control of oil and gas production and you can look for gasoline prices to triple. This can be proven by looking at all of the other programs that government controls.

The Democrats called for the government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.

They want to control the flow of the oil supply, not improve it. When has government improved anything?

"We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market." - Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)

"You cannot drill your way out of this." - Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Global Warming

What else would you expect from an idiot from the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts who believes in the manmade global warming scam.

The concept of Government controlling business. Hitler would be so proud of our elected fascists.

Vermont Has A Nude Beach?

Apparently so. Southwest Cove, which is part of Willoughby State Forest, has had a reputation for being nude friendly for about a quarter-century. The beach is on public land that isn't visible from the highway. The state -- which has no laws banning public nudity -- advises visitors with a sign at a trail head leading to the beach that warns ''be advised, you may encounter nude bathers.''

Regulars say the nude beach is an accepted part of the area that doesn't cause any trouble.

Yet some residents want to be able to use the beach without having to worry they or their kids will confront a (gasp) naked person. They're pushing the town to pass an anti-nudity ordinance.

How many of these parents get distressed with local movie theatres showing films depicting murder and violence?

The bottom line is nobody is forcing these people to go to this beach. Here's an option: go somewhere else.

If you've seen two, you've seen them all.

Global Warming and the Price of a Gallon of Gas

You may want to give credit where credit is due to Al Gore and his global warming campaign the next time you fill your car with gasoline, because there is a direct connection between Global Warming and four dollar a gallon gas. It is shocking, but true, to learn that the entire Global Warming frenzy is based on the environmentalist's attack on fossil fuels, particularly gasoline. All this big time science, international meetings, thick research papers, dire threats for the future; all of it, comes down to their claim that the carbon dioxide in the exhaust from your car and in the smoke stacks from our power plants is destroying the climate of planet Earth. What an amazing fraud; what a scam.

With a preacher's zeal, Mr. Gore sets out to strike terror into us and our children and make us feel we are all complicit in the potential demise of the planet.

There is no significant man made global warming. There has not been any in the past, there is none now and there is no reason to fear any in the future. The climate of Earth is changing. It has always changed. But mankind's activities have not overwhelmed or significantly modified the natural forces.

Through all history, Earth has shifted between two basic climate regimes: ice ages and what paleoclimatologists call "Interglacial periods". For the past 10 thousand years the Earth has been in an interglacial period. That might well be called nature's global warming because what happens during an interglacial period is the Earth warms up, the glaciers melt and life flourishes. Clearly from our point of view, an interglacial period is greatly preferred to the deadly rigors of an ice age. Mr. Gore and his crowd would have us believe that the activities of man have overwhelmed nature during this interglacial period and are producing an unprecedented, out of control warming.

Well, it is simply not happening. Worldwide there was a significant natural warming trend in the 1980's and 1990's as a Solar cycle peaked with lots of sunspots and solar flares. That ended in 1998 and now the Sun has gone quiet with fewer and fewer Sun spots, and the global temperatures have gone into decline. Earth has cooled for almost ten straight years. So, I ask Al Gore, where's the global warming?

The cooling trend is so strong that recently the head of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had to acknowledge it. He speculated that nature has temporarily overwhelmed mankind's warming and it may be ten years or so before the warming returns. Oh, really. We are supposed to be in a panic about man-made global warming and the whole thing takes a ten year break because of the lack of Sun spots. If this weren't so serious, it would be laughable. Here's the bottom line: the entire global warming scientific case is based on the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the use of fossil fuels. They don't have any other issue. Carbon Dioxide, that's it.

Hello Al Gore; Hello UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Your science is flawed; your hypothesis is wrong; your data is manipulated. And, may I add, your scare tactics are deplorable. The Earth does not have a fever. Carbon dioxide does not cause significant global warming. Here is the deal about CO2, carbon dioxide. It is a natural component of our atmosphere. It has been there since time began. It is absorbed and emitted by the oceans. It is used by every living plant to trigger photosynthesis. Nothing would be green without it. And we humans; we create it. Every time we breathe out, we emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It is not a pollutant. It is not smog. It is a naturally occurring invisible gas.

Let me illustrate. I estimate that this square in front of my face contains 100,000 molecules of atmosphere. Of those 100,000 only 38 are CO2; 38 out of a hundred thousand. That makes it a trace component. Let me ask a key question: how can this tiny trace upset the entire balance of the climate of Earth? It can't. That's all there is to it; it can't.

May I stop here for a few historical notes? First, the internal combustion engine and gasoline were awful polluters when they were first invented. And, both gasoline and automobile engines continued to leave a layer of smog behind right up through the 1960's. Then science and engineering came to the environmental rescue. Better exhaust and ignition systems, catalytic converters, fuel injectors, better engineering throughout the engine and reformulated gasoline have all contributed to a huge reduction in the exhaust emissions from today's cars. Their goal then was to only exhaust carbon dioxide and water vapor, two gases widely accepted as natural and totally harmless. Anyone old enough to remember the pall of smog that used to hang over all our cities knows how much improvement there has been. So the environmentalists, in their battle against fossil fuels and automobiles had a very good point forty years ago, but now they have to focus almost entirely on the once harmless carbon dioxide. And, that is the rub. Carbon dioxide is not an environmental problem; they just want you now to think it is.

Numerous independent research projects have been done about the greenhouse impact from increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide. These studies have proven to my total satisfaction that CO2 is not creating a major greenhouse effect and is not causing an increase in temperatures.

So now it has come down to an intense campaign, orchestrated by environmentalists claiming that the burning of fossil fuels dooms the planet to run-away global warming. Ladies and Gentlemen, that is a myth. To start with global warming has the backing of the United Nations, a major world force. Second, it has the backing of a former Vice President and very popular political figure. Third it has the endorsement of Hollywood, and that's enough for millions. And, fourth, the environmentalists love global warming. It is their tool to combat fossil fuels. So with the environmentalists, the UN, Gore and Hollywood touting Global Warming and predictions of doom and gloom, the media has scrambled with excitement to climb aboard. After all the media loves a crisis. From YK2 to killer bees the media just loves to tell us our lives are threatened. And the media is biased toward liberal, so it's pre-programmed to support Al Gore and UN. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press and here in San Diego The Union Tribune are all constantly promoting the global warming crisis.

On May 20th, a list of the names of over thirty-one thousand scientists who refute global warming was released. Thirty-one thousand of which 9,000 are Ph.ds. Think about that. Thirty-one thousand. That dwarfs the supposed 2,500 scientists on the UN panel. In the past year, five hundred of scientists have issued public statements challenging global warming. A few more join the chorus every week. There are about 100 defectors from the UN IPCC. There was an International Conference of Climate Change Skeptics in New York in March of this year. One hundred of us gave presentations. Attendance was limited to six hundred people. Every seat was taken. There are a half dozen excellent internet sites that debunk global warming.

In my remarks in New York I speculated that perhaps we should sue Al Gore for fraud because of his carbon credits trading scheme.

I think stamping out the global warming scam is vital to saving our wonderful way of life.

The battle against fossil fuels has controlled policy in this country for decades. It was the environmentalist's prime force in blocking any drilling for oil in this country and the blocking the building of any new refineries, as well. So now the shortage they created has sent gasoline prices soaring. And, it has lead to the folly of ethanol, which is also partly behind the fuel price increases; that and our restricted oil policy. The ethanol folly is also creating a food crisis throughput the world - it is behind the food price rises for all the grains, for cereals, bread, everything that relies on corn or soy or wheat, including animals that are fed corn, most processed foods that use corn oil or soybean oil or corn syrup. Food shortages or high costs have led to food riots in some third world countries and made the cost of eating out or at home budget busting for many.

So now the global warming myth actually has lead to the chaos we are now enduring with energy and food prices. We pay for it every time we fill our gas tanks. Not only is it running up gasoline prices, it has changed government policy impacting our taxes, our utility bills and the entire focus of government funding. And, now the Congress is considering a cap and trade carbon credits policy. We the citizens will pay for that, too. It all ends up in our taxes and the price of goods and services.

So the Global warming frenzy is, indeed, threatening our civilization. Not because global warming is real; it is not. But because of the all the horrible side effects of the global warming scam.

I love this civilization. I want to do my part to protect it.

If Al Gore and his global warming scare dictates the future policy of our governments, the current economic downturn could indeed become a recession, drift into a depression and our modern civilization could fall into an abyss. And it would largely be a direct result of the global warming frenzy.

My mission, in what is left of a long and exciting lifetime, is to stamp out this Global Warming silliness and let all of us get on with enjoying our lives and loving our planet, Earth.

John Coleman

Education Is A Constitutional Right?

This according to an ignorant government school teacher, Martha Smith.

I have one question for Martha, or anyone else out there who would care to provide me with this information: Precisely, where in our United States Constitution does it guarantee a right to a government education?

It's astounding that this uninformed fool is teaching the youth of this country.

China CAN Drill For Oil within 90 Miles of the US

And, thanks to our political hacks in Washington, we can't.

The Senate Can't Run a Restaurant

Yet they want to run your health care.

Diane Feinstein said, "Candidly, I don't think the taxpayers should be subsidizing something that doesn't need to be. There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like businesses."

What happened to the rubbish of "when we federalize, we professionalize?"

I can think of hundreds of government programs that don't "need to be."

Obama says he would impose oil windfall profits tax

Obama said, "I'll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we'll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills."

Windfall Profit Tax by definition: A tax levied on an industry by a politician eager to pander to economically ignorant voters who, for whatever reason, are upset with that industry.

The economic ignorance of the American people is astounding. Most people couldn't tell you the difference between a profit and a profit margin if their flat-screen TVs depended on it. Oil company profit margins (the amount of money they earn for a dollar of sales) have in fact declined to some extent. Meanwhile, banking institutions, cosmetics companies and pharmaceutical companies are just part of a long list of businesses that earn more than the evil oil companies. But oil companies are a hot topic at the moment. Thus, they become cannon fodder for political hacks like Obama.

Keep in mind that if you own mutual funds or have a pension, Obama is talking about taxing YOU! Taking YOUR MONEY!

Fact: Throughout the oil and natural gas industries only about 1.5% of the stock is owned by company executives. The other 98.5% of Oil Company shares "is broadly middle class, with the majority of industry shares held by institutional investors, often on behalf of millions of Americans through mutual funds, pension funds and individual retirement accounts." This factoid courtesy of Bill Clinton's undersecretary of commerce for economic affairs, Robert J. Shapiro.

Fact: Almost 43 percent of oil and natural gas company shares are owned by mutual funds and asset management companies that have mutual funds. Mutual funds manage accounts for 55 million U.S. households with a median income of $68,700.

Fact: Twenty seven percent of shares are owned by other institutional investors like pension funds. In 2004, more than 2,600 pension funds run by federal, state and local governments held almost $64 billion in shares of U.S. oil and natural gas companies. These funds represent the major retirement security for the nation's current and retired soldiers, teachers, and police and fire personnel at every level of government.

Fact: Fourteen percent of shares are held in IRA and other personal retirement accounts. Forty five million U.S. households have IRA and other personal retirement accounts, with an average account value of just over $22,000.

Obama is talking about taking the savings, investments and retirement funds of middle class Americans. That would be YOU! Not oil company executives. Not George Bush and Dick Cheney. YOU!

It is too bad stupidity isn't painful.

Unfortunately, the American people would rather continue to be ignorant to what is in fact going on because they are too busy watching reruns of American Idol.

You Are Responsible For High Oil Prices

The U.S. government knows where it can get its hands on more untapped petroleum than exists in the proven reserves of Iran or Iraq, which have 136 billion barrels and 115 billion barrels, respectively.

We are responsible for artificially increasing oil prices. It is our oil that sits untapped beneath our deserts, our forests, our swamps and our oceans. It is our politicians -- the ones we freely elected, and re-elected, and re-elected -- who are not allowing our oil to be drilled by us and sold to us.

In February 2006, Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) published the report on offshore oil resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It determined there were 85.9 billion barrels of "undiscovered technically recoverable" oil sitting off our beaches.

Just this offshore portion of our undiscovered oil is more than all the proven oil in Venezuela, and more than all the proven oil in Russia, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain combined.

Of the 279 million acres of federal land "with potential for oil or natural gas resources," 60 percent is off limits to leases as a matter of federal statute or administrative policy. Another 23 percent is open to leases with "restrictions." These include such things as "lands that can be leased but ground-disturbing oil and natural gas exploration and development activities are prohibited" and "lands that can be leased, but stipulations ... limit the time of the year when oil and gas exploration and drilling can take place to less than 3 months."

You elected Congress. It paid you back with $4.00-per-gallon gas.

Show Me Your Papers!

D.C. police will seal off entire neighborhoods, set up checkpoints and kick out strangers.

Under an executive order expected to be announced today, police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will have the authority to designate "Neighborhood Safety Zones." At least six officers will man cordons around those zones and demand identification from people coming in and out of them. Anyone who doesn't live there, work there or have "legitimate reason" to be there will be sent away or face arrest.

The no-go zones will last up to 10 days.

Peter Nickles, the city's interim attorney general said, "I'm not worried about the constitutionality of it."

Why should the law matter to an attorney general? Does anyone see a problem with this?

Kristopher Baumann, chairman of the D.C. police union and a former lawyer, called the checkpoint proposal "breathtaking."

"I think they tried this in Russia and it failed," said Shelley Broderick, president of the D.C.-area American Civil Liberties Union and the dean of the University of the District of Columbia's law school.

One of the freedoms Americans cherish is the freedom of movement. Our freedoms are rapidly disintegrating.

Service Dog Denied to School

For this episode of government school idiocy, we take you to the City of Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Adam is a seven year old Chicopee boy who, after much fundraising, finally received a service dog to help him with his disabilities. Adam's mother Sue asked Chicopee school officials last fall about bringing his service dog into school. Permission was denied. You see, Richard Rege, the Superintendent of Chicopee Public Schools said, "No one has given me any documentation to prove that having the dog with Adam during the school day would in anyway have a positive impact on either his health safety, or access to the educational program."

The facts:

Massachusetts state law guarantees that trained service dogs be allowed in all public places. Plus, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses and organizations that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go.

This sounds simple to me and is something that any reasonable and intelligent person should be able to comprehend. If Mr. Rege is incapable of comprehending and abiding by these basic laws, he is apparently incapable of properly administering a school system.

Effect of the Lieberman-Warner Global Warming Legislation on States

Read it for yourself. This is another scheme for political hacks to seize more wealth from American taxpayers. Global warming is a political hoax, nothing more.

Five Days on an Emergency Room Stretcher in Toronto

Hitlary Care or Omaba Care, they both shall bring similar quality healthcare to a hospital near you.

Heather Degasperis, 60, has a dangerous bacterial condition and was sent by her doctor to Toronto Western because it has the experts for her condition.

Mark Degasperis was furious his mother spent five days on a stretcher at Toronto Western Hospital waiting for a room with 25 patients ahead of her, until the Toronto Sun made a call and she was suddenly moved to a room yesterday.

Mark said, "I'm angry we pay such high taxes and the more money we throw at the health care system the worse it gets. People shouldn't be lined up on stretchers in the emergency department. If you are sick you should get a room."

People who support and vote for pro-government healthcare candidates deserve what they will be getting.

Drive 55 Again?

The mindless political hack kooks are at it again. Proponents say, "Congress adopted a nationwide 55 mph speed limit law during the oil embargo of the 1970s and threatened to withhold highway funding for any state that didn't comply. It repealed the law 13 years ago, when oil was cheap and gas plentiful. But with prices going through the roof and everyone worried about global warming…"

Note: Not "everyone" is "worried about global warming."

Conservation is great, but it is not practical. Driving 55 will not produce more oil. Driving 55 will not diminish oil imports. Driving 55 will not thwart natural global warming. Driving 55 might save you a little money, but driving 55 is going to frustrate you, particularly when travelling on interstate highways engineered for speeds far greater than our current speed limits. As a result, you'll end up spending more in contrived speed trap related speeding tickets than you will save.

Keep in mind that most traffic tickets are for revenue raising, not safety or any other reason.


Our Tax Dollars at Work

Experts from 10 countries, including the United States, have defined life-long premature ejaculation.

We just couldn't survive without this crucial information.

Marxist Pennsylvania Representative Paul Kanjorski Proposes that Government Establish a "Reasonable Profits Board"

Kanjorski's plan would do the following:

H.R. 5800 would tax industries' windfall profits.

The bill would set up a Reasonable Profits Board to determine when these companies' profits are in excess, and then tax them on those windfall profits.

As oil and gas companies' windfall profits increase, so would the tax rate for those companies.

Kanjorski said his legislation will encourage oil companies to lower prices to prevent them from receiving higher tax rates.

What is reasonable about the Imperial Federal Government controlling business? After all, just yesterday we had a story about California Congresswoman Laura Richardson who can't manage her own personal finances and mortgage. Do we want these idiots controlling business?

This idiot Kanjorski doesn't understand that if you limit or cap profits, you remove any corporate incentive to produce products. This would actually encourage oil companies to reduce production, which would create oil shortages and increase prices.

So much for a free market. Many of you may have read "Atlas Shrugged." Wasn't there a comparable government entity in that epic book?

The votes to put an idiot like this in Congress had to come from somewhere.

Congresswoman Walks Away From $535,000 Mortgage

She can't manage her own financial business yet she thinks she is qualified to deal with the business of our country.

California Rep. Laura Richardson walked away from the mortgage on her $535,000 Sacramento home, letting the house slip into foreclosure and disrepair less than two years after she bought it with no money down.

Richardson apparently stopped making payments on her new Sacramento home, and eventually walked away from it, leaving nearly $600,000 in unpaid loans and fees.

Capitol Weekly, citing tax records at the Sacramento County assessor's office, reports "... in January 2007, Richardson took out a mortgage for the entire sale price of the house -- $535,000. The mortgage amount was equal to the sale price of the home, meaning she was able to buy the house without a down payment, even though the housing market was beginning to turn. A March 19, 2008 notice of trustee's sale indicates that the unpaid balance of Richardson's loan, which is held by Washington Mutual, is more than $578,000 -- $40,000 more than the original mortgage."

In addition to 100% financing on the home itself, the report quotes the woman who sold the house to Richardson as saying she also gave Richardson $15,000 toward closing costs.

Another bad risk is now in Congress. Maybe she will save the country and just walk away.

Supreme Court upholds part of anti-child porn law

The court, in a 7-2 decision, brushed aside concerns that the law could apply to mainstream movies that depict adolescent sex, classic literature or innocent e-mails that describe pictures of grandchildren.

The law sets a five-year mandatory prison term for promoting, or pandering, child porn. It does not require that someone actually possess child pornography. Opponents have said the law could apply to movies like "Traffic" or "Titanic" that depict adolescent sex.

The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it makes a crime out of merely talking about illegal images or possessing innocent materials that someone else might believe is pornography. The law could apply to an e-mail sent by a grandparent and entitled "Good pics of kids in bed," showing grandchildren dressed in pajamas.

Hurricane Spike Not Caused By Global Warming

Global warming isn't to blame for the recent jump in the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.

Warmer temperatures will actually reduce the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic and those making landfall, research meteorologist Tom Knutson reported in a study released Sunday.

A group of experts, those who study hurricanes and who are more often skeptical about global warming, attribute the recent increase to a natural multi-decade cycle.

NOAA hurricane meteorologist Chris Landsea, who wasn't part of this study, praised Knutson's work as "very consistent with what's being said all along."


Not-So-Safe-Deposit Boxes Raped and Pillaged By Government

States Seize Citizens' Property to Balance Their Budgets

San Francisco resident Carla Ruff's safe-deposit box was drilled, seized, and turned over to the state of California, marked "owner unknown."

Unknown? Carla's name was right on documents in the box at the Noe Valley Bank of America location. So was her address -- a house about six blocks from the bank. Carla had a checking account at the bank, too -- still does -- and receives regular statements. Plus, she has receipts showing she's the kind of person who paid her box rental fee. And yet, she says nobody ever notified her.

To make matters worse, Ruff discovered the loss when she went to her box to retrieve important paperwork she needed because her husband was dying. Those papers had been shredded.

And that's not all. Her great-grandmother's precious natural pearls and other jewelry had been auctioned off. They were sold for just $1,800, even though they were appraised for $82,500.

Your grandparents may have been correct. You can always trust your mattress, and these days, fireproof boxes are cheap.

When Raccoons Attack

Officials decided to lock down the Clarke School in Swampscott, MA Tuesday after a raccoon bit a school crossing guard minutes before school was released for the day. The school was placed in lockdown until the raccoon was disposed of.

In this case, "disposed of" probably means beaten with a club. Where was PETA?

School Superintendent Matthew Malone said, "Everyone did a phenomenal job today. School and public safety officials did an outstanding job. We used an alternate door for dismissal and the students were dismissed in an orderly manner."

"Phenomenal job?" This was a "phenomenal job" of teaching our kids to panic. Mindless government schools at work. Although, you never know, it could have been one of those dangerous terrorist raccoon gang leaders. Perhaps next time Superintendent Malone should call the SWAT team and the Department of Homeland Security. We can't be too careful.

Oil and Gasoline, the Business Facts

According to the Department of Energy, US oil production has fallen 40% since 1985 while consumption's grown more than 30%. In real barrels, US oil production is now below five million barrels a day. It was approximately nine million barrels a day in 1985. Our production has been cut in half in 20 years.

At the same time, we've stopped drilling and exploring for new sources. According to federal government estimates, there is an abundance of oil in the domestic areas, Gulf of Mexico, off the coasts and Alaska, 112 billion barrels that we are currently aware of. That would be enough to power more than 60 million cars for 60 years, but we have eco-radical moratoriums on drilling for our oil. The Outer Continental Shelf in the United States contains over 44 billion barrels of oil, and 232 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Eighty-five percent of the outer continental shelf is off limits to domestic exploration due to more eco-radical moratoriums. Yet we have the usual whining and complaining about dependence on foreign oil, and the resulting price increase. In the Gulf of Mexico, there is enough natural gas to heat 60 million homes for 160 years. You can't get the natural gas if you don't get the oil. It's a by-product.

The oil market is so big and so complex, there's no one company or person that can manage it, not even OPEC. They can momentarily impact it, but they don't produce all of the world's oil. If OPEC decided to limit their production of oil to a substantial degree for a length of time, a country that is not a member of OPEC would be ready to pump more. That's business.

Causes of the Great Depression According To Barack Obama

Barack Obama, in response to a question yesterday, said, "I don't think that we're necessarily going in the direction of the Depression." He added, "There are some similarities, though, to the Great Depression, to what happened back in the late twenties and the early thirties and what's been happening now, and the biggest similarity is how we've been dealing with Wall Street and what's happening in the financial markets. As your president, my job is to regulate what happens in the financial markets to make sure that people aren't taking these kinds of risks and that we're having full disclosure."

Just what we need, more government regulation. But this raises another question. How did Obama graduate from Harvard not having a clue about the Great Depression?

The stock market crash, alone, was not the cause of the Great Depression. The Great Depression caused a worldwide economic downturn. Milton Friedman said that the Great Depression was not caused by the stock market crash in 1929. It was part of a regular downward cycle.

However, the single most exacerbating cause of prolonging the Depression was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff act, which was government induced protectionism. The act was protectionist policies and tariffs on anything that were imported. Not only didn't this help the economy, but it strangled global trade, which led to the rest of the world suffering an economic downturn. Businesses that suffered most during this period were agricultural, mining, and logging. The New Deal was supposed to get us out of the depression and get an active government involved in solving the Depression. The problem was the New Deal actually backfired and exacerbated the depression. Government solutions never work. World War II pulled us out of the Great Depression. Seventeen percent of the American male population ended up being drafted. That solved most of the unemployment problem. Even women went to work in factories building airplanes and ships. Remember Rosie the Riveter?

Obama also said yesterday that the US housing crisis resulted from a lack of regulation and mortgage lenders, investment banks who ended up with worthless assets. We're discovering more about the recent subprime business. Many of the people who are abandoning their homes never lived in them. These people were speculators who got caught in a flip. The latest term is "walk-away mortgage." People walk away because ostensibly they can't afford them. They're walking away because they know they're going to be made whole because they don't have to pay for them. They never lived in these houses, they were flipping them, they were speculating.

The Great Depression? Harvard graduate and presidential candidate Obama gets it wrong.

Here is one additional note on taxes and the Great Depression: In 1923, the rich paid 32% of all taxes. In 1925, the rich paid 45% of all taxes. In 1929, the year of the stock market crash, the rich paid 65% of all income taxes. That is a significant similarity to the present. However, we can fix this with the Fair Tax.

Government Schools in New Jersey Know How to Party and Spend Your Tax Dollars

Among the findings:

In Irvington, which accounted for more than a quarter of questionable expenses within the latest round of audits, examiners from the accounting firm KPMG flagged $6,421 for a school board retreat in Atlantic City; $56,721 for advertising; $33,102 worth of office furniture for unspecified employees and $126 for a floral arrangement for one board member. Some 250 purchase orders totaling more than $15.5 million were not supported with invoices.

Nearly $1 million in legal fees incurred by the East Orange Board of Education lacked proper documentation or appeared excessive. The district also spent $10,836 for a superintendent's convocation; $23,834 for 14 Dell laptop computers for board members, and $753 to cover the cost of 34 cakes -- with no explanation as to why the cakes were purchased.

The Orange Board of Education spent $3,100 for a Christmas party for teachers and support staff and $12,144 for wireless phone services for district administrators.

The Gloucester City school district spent $14,901 for a goose-chasing service to remove birds from an athletic field; $70,900 for the installation of sod at the high school; and $6,000 for meals for teachers and administrators. It also spent $2,251 for snacks for a health fair at the high school.

Bob Barr announces Libertarian presidential bid

Barr said neither McCain nor Barack Obama, the Democratic frontrunner, would rein in a government that he said has grown too powerful after the September 11 attacks.

"A vote for the status quo ... is really and truly a wasted vote, because it is not going to do anything," Barr said.

Barr has broken with the Bush administration in recent years over its domestic surveillance program and what he called its abuse of due process rights.

With the incredible growth of government the Republicans are responsible for, why should I be concerned that the Republicans wouldn't get another shot at the White House?

Whatever occurs, this election isn't going to turn out well for people who believe in smaller government, lower taxes and more individual responsibility. We're spiraling this country into a massive assisted care living center. I am not seeing a great deal in this election that is going to alter that course. The fact is, neither the Democrats nor Republicans are going to bring any genuine meaningful and positive "change" to Washington. Obama claims that he stands for "change we can believe in." It's all vacant, political hack rhetoric.

Let's get the libertarians into the debate. If the Libertarian candidate polls at 15%, he will be included in the debates. Bob Barr's exploratory committee says he is currently polling at approximately 7%.


Restaurant Bans Children Younger Than 6

The Red Thai manager, Craig Gereau, said children disrupt people who are trying to enjoy a quiet dinner.

Great! Hopefully, this restaurant will expand into a national chain.

NBC Busted for Showing Misleading Footage on Global Warming

This is the second time this reporter, Michelle Kosinski, has been caught in an embarrassing news reporting fabrication.

The "Global Warming" and "Climate Change" fraud continues.

Magnet and PDA Sufficient to Change Votes on Voting Machine

What the researchers discovered is pretty significant.

They found that the ES&S tabulation system and the voting machine firmware were rife with basic buffer overflow vulnerabilities that would allow an attacker to easily take control of the systems and "exercise complete control over the results reported by the entire county election system."

They found that a voter or poll worker with a Palm Pilot and no more than a minute's access to a voting machine could surreptitiously re-calibrate the touch-screen so that it would prevent voters from voting for specific candidates or cause the machine to secretly record a voter's vote for a different candidate than the one the voter chose. Access to the screen calibration function requires no password, and the attacker's actions, the researchers say, would be indistinguishable from the normal behavior of a voter in front of a machine or of a pollworker starting up a machine in the morning.

In November 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, more than 18,000 ballots recorded no votes cast in the 13th congressional race between Democrat Christine Jennings and Republican Vern Buchanan. Election officials say that voters intentionally left the race blank or failed to see the race on the ballot. But hundreds of voters complained during the election and afterward that the machines had been malfunctioning. Some said the machines simply failed to respond to their touch in that race -- the rest of the ballot, they reported, was fine. Others said that the machines appeared to initially respond to their selection of Christine Jennings, but then showed no vote cast in that race when they reached the review screen at the end of the ballot. Jennings lost to Buchanan by fewer than 400 votes. The race is under investigation by Congress and the Government Accountability Office.

But one of the most worrisome flaws in my mind involves that infrared port on the front of ES&S touch-screen machines because it doesn't require anyone to open a machine to hack it.

Farmer fined $4,000 for dealing raw milk

Feds SWAT raid hauls away 'illegal' products, equipment

A Pennsylvania farmer has been fined $4,000 for dealing in raw milk in violation of the state's bureaucracy that demands he hold a permit to sell his natural products to friends and neighbors.

They apparently needed the SWAT team to secure milk from dangerous cows.

Magic trick costs teacher job

Substitute teacher Jim Piculas does a 30-second magic trick where a toothpick disappears then reappears. The resulting charge from the school district - Wizardry!

Maybe Jim can make the idiots in government school administration disappear. Government education at its finest.

Rockefeller wants to help poor buy gas

This is another government entitlement program to add to the list. It appears that Americans feel the federal government should help them:

Pay for medical care. Pay to heat their homes. Pay their children's day care. Educate their children. Buy gasoline every month. Find them a job.

In actuality, the paramount thing that could happen is for the Imperial Federal Government to stay out of peoples' lives.

Socialist Hitlary Clinton Wants to Raise Taxes

What a surprise.

In an exchange with Bill O'Reilly:

"Before I vote for you, I want to know how much are you going to take out of my wallet," Fox News host Bill O'Reilly told Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in her first appearance on his show Wednesday. (A video of O'Reilly's exclusive interview with Sen. Clinton can be seen here.)

"I'm paying 33 percent tax now. You're going to raise it to what?" O'Reilly asked.

"I'm going up to what we had in the 1990s," Clinton replied.

"Thirty-nine (percent), 39-1/2," O'Reilly interjected.

"Thirty-six (percent), 39," Clinton agreed. "It's only for the people making more than 250,000 a year," she added.

"I'm very happy that you're going to pay more," Clinton told O'Reilly, "so that we can cut middle-class taxes on people who get up every day and do hard work to keep our country going."

Is Hillary Clinton implying that once you make more than $250,000 you are no longer "doing hard work to keep our country going"? Let's keep that in mind the next time she says that she is "working hard."

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Ocean Cooling to Briefly Halt Global Warming

"Those natural climate variations could be stronger than the global-warming trend over the next 10-year period."

If we can have "natural climate variations" in the cooling cycle, then why do so many people believe the warming part of the cycle is manmade and not due to "natural climate variations?"

"There can be natural fluctuations that may mask climate change in the short term."

Perhaps all of the global warming hysteria is part of the world's "natural fluctuations." It only stands to reason that if we can have "natural fluctuations" in the colder direction, we can have "natural fluctuations" in the warmer direction.

The answer: Political hacks can't tax "natural fluctuations."


High School Lacrosse team suspended after spelling prom invitation on bare bottoms

Kristoff Wennersten and 12 of his varsity lacrosse teammates, whom he recruited to help spell out the message at a school soccer match via their derrieres.

The players displayed the question, "Will You Go To The Prom With Me? Yes or No?" on their posteriors while mooning Huron senior Carolyn Campbell at a game.

Campbell, who accepted the prom invitation by patting the lower back of the player displaying the word 'Yes,' described Wennersten's method as "cute" and said she wasn't upset by the manner in which she was asked.

Most students said they found the proposal humorous and thought school officials blew it out of proportion.

"It's hard to know what to do," Melinda Campbell said. "It just happened. I hate to say, 'No harm, no foul' because some people were harmed. But it has certainly caused a lot of excitement."

Bad taste, yes. But who exactly was "harmed." That's right; we live in the world of the hyper-offended.

"Some very nice kids made a really bad choice," said Van Eck whose sophomore son, Forrest, plays for Huron's junior varsity lacrosse team. "I think it all boils down to respect. Who wants a bunch of boys with their butts hanging out (representing the school)? They had to do something."

Keep in mind that government school administrators make "really bad" choices every day that negatively impact and harm people. Those are the professional contributors to government school idiocy that need to be suspended.

Suspended Tampa Middle School Teacher Arrested a Third Time on Charges of Having Sex with Students

Ragusa was first arrested March 13 and charged with having sex at least three times with a Davidsen Middle School student, then 14, between January and May of 2007. During that relationship, police say she began another with a second Davidsen boy, who was 15 when they started sleeping together in February of 2007.

I presume she was attempting to shift to older men.

Ragusa and the second teen, who was one of her math students, had sex at least 20 times, according to the sheriff.

That is one was to work on math skills.

Officers discovered Ragusa and the now-16-year-old boy at his house about 12:20 p.m. Monday, the arrest affidavit states. Ragusa had gone to the teen's house to discuss the criminal case but wound up in bed with him, police said.

Hey, the student probably asked about the big bang theory.

Detectives nabbed the woman as she was leaving and getting into her boyfriend's truck.

Talk about an open relationship. Providing transportation for your girlfriend so she can cheat on you with a middle school student.

Danish Analysis

This purports to be a view of the American election as reported in Dutch newspaper.

"We in Denmark cannot figure out why you are even bothering to hold an election. On one side, you have a lawyer who is married to a lawyer, and a lawyer who is married to a lawyer. On the other side, you have a true war hero married to a blonde with a huge chest who owns a beer distributorship.

Is there a contest here?"


Obama Causes President to Resign

The president, in this case, is an 18-year-old Pennsylvania high school student who claims he was forced to resign as head of his senior class because he skipped gym and left school to see Democratic presidential would-be Barack Obama.

Colin Saltry, a Scranton High School senior, and fellow classmate Joey Daniel reportedly bolted school on Monday to catch a glimpse of the Illinois senator during a campaign stop at "The Glider" restaurant, just minutes away from their school.

Saltry and Daniel say they met Obama, snapped photos with him, and even had the candidate sign excuse slips to present to their teachers.

But their decision to skip out did not sit well with school administrators, who said the students broke the rules by leaving school without permission.

Both Saltry and Daniel were issued one-day suspensions. Saltry also claims school Principal Brian McGraw told him to "start writing his resignation letter," according to the Scranton Times-Tribune Web site.

McGraw reportedly denied the claim and said Saltry voluntarily withdrew as class president.

The Obama campaign declined to comment on the controversy.


Wintry blast cools global warming fervour

So much for global warming.

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100 Years of Government Growth

The real numbers. Be very afraid.

Federal spending: In 1900 federal spending was $0.5B. In 2000 it was $1,789B . Those amounts translated to 2.5% of GDP in 1900 and 21% in 2000. Government spending at all levels in the U.S. was 36.5% of GDP in 2006. That 2.5% of GDP that could sustain the entire federal government in 1900 is not even enough to cover the Medicare program today.

The Medicare program, by the way, did not exist in 1900; it was established in 1965.

Federal taxes: A federal income tax did not exist in 1900; it was unconstitutional, and would remain that way until the 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913. The first 1040 form included one page of instructions, and appeared to apply to both individuals and businesses. Today's 1040 instructions for individuals runs 155 pages, with no guarantee that you won't have to fill out other forms and consult other instructions.

Federal regulation: There were few enough federal regulations in 1900 that the government did not do anything special to keep track of them. That changed in the middle of the New Deal. The Federal Register, the master list of federal regulations, came into existence in 1936. In that year it had 2,620 pages of regulations. The next year it had 3,450. In the year 2000, it had 83,294 pages.

Cabinet Departments: There were seven cabinet level departments in 1900: State, Treasury, War, Navy, Justice, Interior and Agriculture. All but Interior (1849) and Agriculture (1889) were established prior to 1790.

In 2000 there were 14 cabinet departments, including 9 created after 1900: State, Treasury, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce (1903), Labor (1913), Defense (1947), Health & Human Services (1953), Housing and Urban Development (1965), Transportation (1966), Energy (1977), Education (1979), and Veterans Affairs (1988).

In 2002 the Department of Homeland Security was established, making the current total 15 departments. If the "cabinet level" positions are included (excluding the Vice President), the total is 20. The cabinet level positions (excluding VP) are White House Chief of Staff, Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Trade Representative, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Constitutional Amendments: The first 10 Amendments (the Bill of Rights) and the 11th were passed prior to 1800. The 12th was passed in 1804. In the next 109 years, only three more Amendments were added to the Constitution; all three were passed in the five years between 1865 and 1870 and related to ending slavery and establishing the rights of ex-slaves. The last 12 Amendments were all passed between 1913 and 1992. There are now 27 Amendments.

Federal Bureaucracy: The following sampling of government agencies did not exist in 1900. (The years given are when the agency was established. When a range is given, it includes the related pre-cursor agencies.)

FDA, Food and Drug Administration (1906-1930)

FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation (1908-1935)

Federal Reserve (1913)

IRS, Internal Revenue Service (1913)

FTC, Federal Trade Commission (1914)

BATF, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (1920-1972)

FCC, Federal Communications Commission (1934)

SEC, Security and Exchange Commission (1934)

Social Security (1935)

Medicare and Medicaid (1965)

EPA, Environmental Protection Agency (1970)

OSHA, Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (1971)

DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration (1973)

FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Administration (1979)

Crime and Punishment: In 1900 there were no Federal laws against drugs . None. In fact, you didn't even need a prescription for medicine. Now, of course, the Federal government outlaws marijuana even where a state government has made it legal (over the dissent of Justice Clarence Thomas, by the way), and has the FDA, DEA and other departments of armed men ready to enforce those laws and regulations. More generally, the federal departments we normally associate with law enforcement, the FBI and BATF for examples, did not exist at all in 1900.

In 1900 there were about 100,000 people (1 in 760) in U.S. prisons. In 2000 there were about 2 million (1 in 140). The incarceration rate increased over 400%.

In 1900 there were 1.2 murder victims for every 100,000 people. The rate has been over 10 per 100,000, and in 2000 it was 6.1 per 100,000, an increase of over 400% compared to 1900.

Generally, the federal government has stepped into law enforcement in a big way since 1900. Unfortunately, we did not become safer, either from criminals or from zealous prosecutors and lawmen. More of us get locked up. More of us get murdered. Four hundred percent more of us.

Property: Owning property used to mean something; it meant you could do pretty much what you wanted with it and on it. Now it's not even yours if the government at any level decides it could be put to better use by someone else (again, over the dissent of Justice Clarence Thomas). Don't let your kids build a tree house; you need a building permit for that and no city would ever approve such a thing. I wouldn't even say I own my house; I rent it from the county for about $450 per month in property taxes, on a house assessed right around the U.S. median.

Personal: The above examples might seem too abstract or impersonal. Even the high overall tax rate (over one third of every dollar) can seem removed from our personal life either because we never see the money (due to withholding, which started in World War II) or the tax is relatively hidden (e.g., gas tax is paid at the pump). Here are just a few examples of a more personal nature, none of which would have been conceivable in 1900.

An eighth-grade honor student was strip-searched by school officials for the suspicion of having Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug for pain . No Ibuprofen was found on her, by the way. On the other hand, behavior modifying drugs such as Ritalin can be forced on students over the objection of parents. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has already ruled that "parents have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools."

A one-year-old girl was decapitated by an airbag in a low-speed parking-lot collision that would have involved little or no injury were it not for the airbag. The government now mandates airbags in all cars despite the data showing airbags "kill more children than they save". The government's answer is to recommend that children be put in the back seat.

Atlanta police shot and killed a 92-year-old woman after a no-knock entry to her home, based on an informant saying a large stash of cocaine would be there. No cocaine was found, although a small amount of marijuana was.

Assessing the Heat: The last century wasn't all bad, of course. Life expectancy for men, for example, went from 46 to 74. But even there, the biggest jump occurred in the first half of that century: from 46 in 1900 to 66 in 1950 -- all before Medicare, Medicaid, OSHA, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Ethanol Fact

We burn more than a gallon of fossil fuels to produce a gallon of ethanol.

This makes sense for a government funded operation. Let's continue to keep the subsidies for ethanol preposterously high so that we can take more land out of food production to grow more corn to be turned into this alternative fuel, and burn more fossil fuels in the process.

Food Prices Increasing Because Of Government

Government demanded a five-fold increase in the production of corn-based ethanol fuel in order to appease environmentalists.

Consumer food prices normally rise by about 2.5 percent annually, but they increased by 4 percent in 2007, the biggest increase in 17 years. And forecasts for 2008 are pointing to another rise of 3 percent to 4 percent, USDA said in February.


Ethanol makers will consume one quarter of the 13 billion US corn crop this year.

There are about 35 million acres in the United States enrolled in the US Conservation Reserve Program. This is where the government pays landowners to sit on their butts and do nothing with their "environmentally sensitive land." Even if just 5 million of those acres came out of the program, and you planted corn on every inch of that land, you might affect the price by maybe 20 cents.

It takes 232kg of corn to fill a 50 liter tank of gas with ethanol. That corn used to fill one car tank with ethanol is enough to feed one child for an entire year. A year! Maybe we can genetically alter babies to drink ethanol.

Ethanol Subsidies (And people complain about oil company subsidies):

Corn ethanol subsidies totaled $7.0 billion in 2006 for 4.9 billion gallons of ethanol. That's $1.45 per gallon of ethanol (and $2.21 per gal of gas replaced).

Even with high gas prices in 2006, producing a gallon of ethanol cost 38¢ more than making gasoline with the same energy.

$5.4 billion windfall of profits paid to real farmers, corporate farmers, and ethanol makers like multinational ADM.

Where did those subsidies come from:

51¢ per gallon federal blenders credit for $2.5 billion = your tax dollars.

$0.9 billion in corn subsidies for ethanol corn = your tax dollars.

$3.6 billion extra paid at the pump.

This only made us 1.1% more energy independent and only reduced US greenhouse gases by 1/19 of 1%.

Ethanol received $11.6 billion in tax incentives since 1968, while the oil industry had received over $150 billion in tax benefit over the same period. However, the oil industry produced 1068 times more energy so the subsidy rate per unit energy was 54 times higher for ethanol. That's like ethanol gets 54¢ and oil gets 1¢.

Yet the government political hacks and the media continue to demonize oil companies and hype ethanol.

Government Healthcare - Failing in Massachusetts

Costs are soaring and Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a dollar-a-pack hike in the state's cigarette tax to help pay for a larger-than-expected enrollment in the law's subsidized insurance plans.

One of the most radical fixtures of the law is the so-called "individual mandate" - the requirement that virtually everyone have health insurance or face tax penalties.

Anyone deemed able to afford health insurance but who refused to buy it during 2007 already faces the loss of a $219 personal tax exemption. New monthly fines that kicked in this year could total as much as $912 for individuals and $1,824 for couples by December.

The question is, who shall "deem" whether or not someone is "able to afford health insurance?"

In 2006, a legislative committee estimated the law would cost about $725 million in the fiscal year starting in July. In his budget, Patrick set aside $869 million, but those overseeing the law have already acknowledged costs will rise even higher.

Only in the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts? Not really. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you nationwide.

Hitlary Was Fired

Jerry Zeifman was a head honcho during the Nixon Watergate period hearings. He was the guy who hired Hillary Clinton. He's also the guy who fired her.

He supervised her when she worked on the Watergate investigation. He says, Hillary's history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther, goes much deeper than anybody realized.

Why? In an interview last week, Zeifman said, "Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality."

From the April 2 edition of Cox Radio Syndication's The Neal Boortz Show:

BOORTZ: As I understand it now, Hillary Clinton, when she was counsel on the Judiciary Committee, knew -- because you told her -- that there was precedent for the person being investigated -- in this case Richard Nixon -- to be represented by counsel during the investigation. You told her that there were documents in the public file of the committee that illustrated this fact that he was entitled to counsel. Did she then remove those documents from the public file?

ZEIFMAN: Yes, she removed them. And she brought them to her office, which was in another building and it was secured; it was not accessible to the public.

BOORTZ: Did she do that to keep other people from seeing those documents?

ZEIFMAN: Oh, well. I assume so, yeah.

BOORTZ: Yeah. Now, Richard Nixon resigned, and do you think that his resignation, before you proceeded with the investigation, do you think that might have saved Hillary Clinton's legal career?


BOORTZ: Because the judge never saw her memorandum that she prepared?

ZEIFMAN: No. No, I can't speculate about that. I -- my point, however, let me put it this way.


ZEIFMAN: At that time, to be very frank, I really had a kind of compassion for Hillary. She was a pleasant enough young lady, and she certainly treated me with respect and courtesy. And in retrospect, she was corrupted, and I think that was a tragedy.

BOORTZ: You fired her, didn't you?

ZEIFMAN: Well, let me put it this way. I terminated her, along with some other staff members who were -- we no longer needed, and advised her that I would not -- could not recommend her for any further positions.

BOORTZ: Why not?

ZEIFMAN: Because of her unethical conduct.

BOORTZ: Now, to get this on the record, you are now, were then, and you are a lifelong Democrat, are you not?

ZEIFMAN: Yes, very much so.

BOORTZ: How do you feel about her candidacy for president of the United States right now?

ZEIFMAN: Well, I think that for any intellectually honest Democrat, her -- it would be a moral imperative to vote against her.

BOORTZ: Because of her lack of ethics when she was working for you?

ZEIFMAN: Well, no. Frankly, I had hoped when she eventually became first lady, I had hoped that we had taught her a lesson. And I had voted for Bill Clinton, knowing that he was advocating a two-for-one presidency. But after two -- [coughs] excuse me --

BOORTZ: That happens to me all the time, too. And I'm on the radio, so --

ZEIFMAN: [coughs] There I go again.


ZEIFMAN: And I don't even smoke. Now, what happened was that I voted for Bill Clinton out of loyalty to the Democratic Party. And -- but within a short time, I became very disenchanted with the Clinton administration because of its corruption and deceit.

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Massachusetts officials are now pushing for kinder, gentler euphemisms for failure

This is to soothe the bruised egos of educators in lackluster schools in The Peoples' Republic Of Massachusetts.

Instead of calling these schools "underperforming," the Board of Education is considering labeling them as "Commonwealth priority," to avoid poisoning teacher and student morale.

Schools in the direst straits, now known as "chronically underperforming," would get the more urgent but still vague label of "priority one."

While many educators support the largely symbolic changes, others call them sugarcoating and unnecessary, feeding into the sentiment that children are coddled. Debating the terms, they say, wastes time when the board should be coming up with a plan to fix the state's 114 low-performing schools.

"This is all word games," said John Silber, the famously brusque former Boston University president and former chairman of the Board of Education. "Changing the name doesn't change the reality. I think Shakespeare had a good line: 'A rose by another name would smell as sweet.' A skunk by any other name would stink."

Zachary Tsetsos, a senior at Oxford High School and the only student on the board, said he finds the debate frivolous.

"Why are we spending time on this?" said the 17-year-old. "I don't want to tiptoe around the issue. I'm not concerned about what title we give these schools. Let's work on fixing them."

The Earth Has Been Cooling For Ten Years

The head of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has acknowledged it.

Last Monday - on ABC Radio National, of all places - there was a tipping point of a different kind in the debate on climate change. It was a remarkable interview involving the co-host of Counterpoint, Michael Duffy and Jennifer Marohasy, a biologist and senior fellow of Melbourne-based think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Anyone in public life who takes a position on the greenhouse gas hypothesis will ignore it at their peril. Duffy asked Marohasy: "Is the Earth stillwarming?"

She replied: "No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you'd expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years."

Duffy: "Is this a matter of any controversy?"

Marohasy: "Actually, no. The head of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has actually acknowledged it. He talks about the apparent plateau in temperatures so far this century. So he recognises that in this century, over the past eight years, temperatures have plateaued ... This is not what you'd expect, as I said, because if carbon dioxide is driving temperature then you'd expect that, given carbon dioxide levels have been continuing to increase, temperatures should be going up ... So (it's) very unexpected, not something that's being discussed. It should be being discussed, though, because it's very significant."

Duffy: "It's not only that it's not discussed. We never hear it, do we? Whenever there's any sort of weather event that can be linked into the global warming orthodoxy, it's put on the front page. But a fact like that, which is that global warming stopped a decade ago, is virtually never reported, which is extraordinary."

Duffy then turned to the question of how the proponents of the greenhouse gas hypothesis deal with data that doesn't support their case. "People like Kevin Rudd and Ross Garnaut are speaking as though the Earth is still warming at an alarming rate, but what is the argument from the other side? What would people associated with the IPCC say to explain the (temperature) dip?"

Marohasy: "Well, the head of the IPCC has suggested natural factors are compensating for the increasing carbon dioxide levels and I guess, to some extent, that's what sceptics have been saying for some time: that, yes, carbon dioxide will give you some warming but there are a whole lot of other factors that may compensate or that may augment the warming from elevated levels of carbon dioxide.

"There's been a lot of talk about the impact of the sun and that maybe we're going to go through or are entering a period of less intense solar activity and this could be contributing to the current cooling."

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A Record Year For Snowfall

This has been the snowiest winter ever in the Ann Arbor, MI area, or at least since 1880 when record-keeping started.

And it's not over yet.

That's because we're not even into April, a month that normally averages almost 2.5 inches of that pesky white stuff.

If this winter continues the way it's been going, we could be in store for more than that.

Consider this month.

Normally in March, we get about 8.3 inches of snow, said Dennis Kahlbaum, a University of Michigan weather observer. So far in March, with more than a week to go, we've seen 16.7 inches of fluffy precipitation.

"It seems like I've shoveled a lot this year," said Tori Williamson, 49, who was in front of her Ypsilanti home Saturday. "I've always been fine with shoveling, but now I'm thinking about a snowblower for next winter."

Wait, won't using a snowblower increase global warming?

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US To Build Border Fence

In Egypt.

Washington transferred $23 million worth of special aid to the North African nation as part of its assistance in locating smuggling tunnels.

The American Army Corps of Engineers plans to send teams to Egypt to help push forward the border fence plans.

No timetable has been given yet as to when the wall will be constructed.

At least they are consistent with our own border fence timetable.

Hitlary Clinton Favors Government Funded Bailout

Hillary Clinton called for a second stimulus package, including a $30 billion emergency housing fund. Her proposal also included expanding the Mortgage Revenue Bond Program by giving state housing agencies up to $10 billion to refinance "unworkable mortgages," the Clinton campaign said in a statement.

You could do without government assistance if it wasn't for the government.

Offensive Slave Sign Removed From Walls Of Laundromat After 30 Years

The sign that reads "Unattended Children Will Be Sold As Slaves" has hung on the wall of the business for decades until Wednesday. The owner of Soap Opera Coin and Laundry said it was there when he bought the place and he just never took it down.

He called it a light-hearted nudge at parents who don't watch their kids.

"Unattended Children Will Be Sold As Slaves."

How about changing it to read, "Disruptive children will be eaten."

Safest States For Kids

Translation according to this list: Safety equals Government Intrusion and Less Freedom

If you want more freedom, move to a place farther down the list. I'm glad that I am moving to South Carolina.

If you want true security and less freedom, try the solitary confinement wing of a maximum security prison. Have fun!

1. Connecticut
2. Rhode Island
3. New Jersey
4. New York
5. California
6. Maine
7. Pennsylvania
8. Mass.
9. Maryland
10. Oregon
11. Vermont
12. New Hampshire
13. Delaware
14. North Carolina
15. North Dakota
16. West Virginia
17. Illinois
18. Virginia
19. Indiana
20. Wisconsin
21. Florida
22. Washington
23. Nebraska
24. Idaho
25. Hawaii
26. New Mexico
27. Kansas
28. Missouri
29. Wyoming
30. Oklahoma
31. Tennessee
32. Louisiana
33. Michigan
34. Alabama
35. Ohio
36. Georgia
37. Montana
38. Texas
39. Colorado
40. Arkansas
41. Kentucky
42. Nevada
43. Iowa
44. Utah
45. Minnesota
46. Arizona
47. South Dakota
48. South Carolina
49. Alaska
50. Mississippi

Boy Says Teacher Forced Him To Urinate In Lunchbox During Class

Just when you thought government schools couldn't get any more ridiculous. When you gotta go, you gotta go.

Orange County Public Schools is investigating claims that a student was forced to use a lunchbox as a toilet in front of his class at Meadowbrook Middle School.

"If you gotta go, you gotta go," student Quonterious Thomas told Eyewitness News in an interview Monday.

Thomas, 13, says his language arts teacher, Jameeka Chambers, gave him two options when he had to go to the bathroom at Meadowbrook Middle School in Orange County. She said he could wait until the end of class or use her lunchbox in the back of the classroom.

The sixth grader said he used her lunchbox.

"If I had waited any longer, I would have peed on myself and that would have been even more embarrassing," Thomas said, adding that his entire class of 19 students and his teacher watched.

"I have never, in all the days been living, ever heard about anything happening in all my life. This is a really big shocker for me," said Shameka Bryant, Thomas' mom.

Orange County Public Schools told Eyewitness News the claims are under investigation. The district has taken statements from students in the class, but has not spoken to the teacher.

Chambers has been out of town at an education conference in New Orleans. This is her first year on the job and her record is clean.

Her record may be clean but I can't say the same for the chicken salad in her lunchbox. Just what is she studying at the education conference?

Muslims in UK complain about Poles

Muslims from the UK are concerned about the influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, Poland in particular.

"Poles work beyond the minimum wage, drink, abuse their women and offend us by putting up stalls with pork sausage everywhere," says a young member of the Muslim community in Luton, near London, quoted by the Polska daily.

Time to fire up the grill and cook a pork sausage to celebrate.

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Dallas' red light cameras may face changes as revenue estimate drops

Dallas' system works too well, eating into revenues, fueling possible changes

As I have been saying for years, traffic fines are about revenue raising, not safety.

Dallas City Hall has idled more than one-fourth of the 62 cameras that monitor busy intersections because many of them are failing to generate enough red-light-running fines to justify their operational costs, according to city documents.

That leaves Dallas government with a conundrum. Its red-light camera system has been an effective deterrent to motorists running red lights – some monitored intersections have experienced a more than 50 percent reduction. But decreased revenue from red light-running violations means significantly less revenue to maintain the camera program and otherwise fuel the city's general fund.

Exacerbating the drain is a new state law requiring that municipalities send half of their net red-light-running camera revenue to Austin and post signs alerting drivers of upcoming camera installations. Also, city records indicate Dallas has lengthened yellow-light intervals on 12 of its 62 monitored traffic signals, giving motorists more time to beat a red light.

"We did not anticipate having such success so early with the number of people not running red lights," said Zaida Basora, Dallas' assistant director of public works and transportation. "If you have success in safety, you don't have a lot of success in revenue. The other side is the people will go back to what they were doing before without the cameras."

Girl Who Saves Busload of Elementary Students Given Detention

More Government School Idiocy

15-year-old Marina High School student, Amanda Rouse, felt ill on her way to school last Wednesday morning, and decided to stay on her bus as it picked up elementary school students. The driver would take her home after the elementary route was finished.

However, by doing this, she didn’t follow proper procedure for leaving school grounds with her illness (checking out at the office, getting parent approval, etc.).

While the bus was driving the elementary route, the driver fell out of her seat at a sharp turn, and struck her head. The bus veered to the side and began hitting parked cars.

Rouse immediately jumped into action, hopped in the driver’s seat, applied the brakes and brought the bus to a safe stop.

So what does the school district do in response to this heroic act? Rouse was slapped with a weekend detention for ‘cutting class.’

The problem here is that years of absolute zero-tolerance thinking have left public school administrators with a very black and white attitude - no room for grey areas, no room for judging each infraction on its own merits.

Rouse should not be punished, she should be praised. School administration should waive the detention and instead thank this girl for her quick-thinking act of bravery.

Do you agree? Tell Don Livermore, the Principal at Marina High: - or call the school office and let them know how you feel: (831) 583-2060.

Cost of Illegal Immigration

$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year.

$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.

$90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

$200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US.

During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S. from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report.

The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."

In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.

"The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States."

The total cost is over $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR

one giant leap for personkind

Politically correct feminists should ban all capital letters.

Professor Mike Adams is brilliantly entertaining as always.

when they aren't attending masturbation workshops and orgasm awareness festivals on unc campuses, our feminist "scholars" are usually thinking of new words to ban in order to make womyn feel more comfortable in the workplace. recently, one of the sociologists at unc-wilmington actually banned the use of the term "mankind" because of its "sexist" overtones.

having recently been named as a defendant in a lawsuit alleging first amendment retaliation, dr. (name deleted to ensure maximum comfort) still seems undeterred. but i write today, not for the purpose of ridiculing this seemingly outlandish feminist censorship. in fact, i've decided to join in with some new class rules i'll use from now on (but not NOW on).

1. all capital letters will be banned. for some feminists, capital letters are a reminder of an erect penis. so, from now on, all my class correspondence will have erectile dysfunction. i regret that i cannot take credit for this idea. it has already been employed by feminists at appalachian state university (sociology department) and unc-chapel hill (english department).

2. i will also ban the word "man," replacing it with the word "person." In fact, wherever the letters "m," "a," and "n" appear consecutively within a word, they will be replaced with the word "person." This will be difficult but we will person-age. Some examples follow:

democrats tend to favor unfunded government person-dates.

ann coulter's support of hillary clinton is a silly publicity person-euver.

i've got obama person-ia, largely because of my two-digit iq.

hillary clinton wants to be the first to get a person-icure in the oval office, though not the first to be pleasured in the oval office.

good person-ners and bad breath will get you nowhere.

karl marx co-wrote the communist person-ifesto, which is required reading in most gender studies programs.

bill clinton used to fondle women in the governor's person-sion.

and, finally, we have too person-y person-hating feminists teaching in our universities today.

3. i will also ban the word "his," replacing it with the word "her." In fact, wherever the letters "h," "i," (or, when appropriate, "y") and "s" appear consecutively within a word, they will be replaced with the word "hers." T-hers could be a difficult task. Some examples follow:

i really dig hers-panic women, especially jessica alba.

hers-tory shows that fdr really was surrounded by communist spies.

alger hers-s was one of them.

she had to go to the hospital to get a hers-terectomy.

4. i will also ban the word "men," replacing it with the word "people." In fact, wherever the letters "m," "e," and "n" appear consecutively, they will be replaced with the word "people." This could prove to be a real people-ace. Some examples follow:

some think al franken is suffering from male people-opause.

i really think liberalism, like socialism, is a people-tal illness.

kiche is always a homosexual's favorite item on the people-u. the porterhouse steak is always hers least favorite.

i've really been trying to people-d my differences with illegal aliens but, unfortunately, none of them speak good english.

"people at work" was clearly among the worst bands of the 1980s. "a flock of seagulls" gets honorable people-tion.

now, some - who are not in n.o.w. - will say my new feminist word-banning scheme is a bunch of person-ure. but i think it's nothing short of hers-terical. and i really hope i'm not sounding people-dacious to my readers.

author's note: for those who are not particularly swift, dr. adams is not really going to imple-people-t this scheme. but the story of the feminist banning the word "mankind" is, unfortunately, true.

Beer To Prevent Global Warming

Aussie brewery produces 'green' beer

All the greenhouse gases produced through the life of a Cascade Green, from the picking of the hops to the empty bottle landing in the recycling bin, have been offset, the company said.

This is done by purchasing certified carbon offsets from the government-accredited Hobart Landfill Flare Facility, which captures and recycles gases, in Tasmania, where the Fosters-owned Cascade brewery is based.

Cascade Green's marketing manager Ben Summons said all of the carbon offset costs of the new beer will be absorbed by the company and will not be passed on to consumers.

The beer, which is also low carbohydrate and is classified as a "premium" beer, will sell for 17.99 dollars (16.97 US) for a six-pack of 330ml bottles.

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Parents Must Have Teaching Credentials to Home School Kids

Home schooling is under assault in California. All children are to be turned over to the government for education/indoctrination.

California parents who don't have teaching credentials no longer can home school their children, according to a recent state appellate court ruling.

"Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children," Justice H. Walter Croskey wrote in a Feb. 28 opinion for the 2nd District Court of Appeals.

Noncompliance could lead to a criminal complaint against the parents, Croskey said.

The ruling stems from a case involving Phillip and Mary Long, a Los Angeles-area couple whose eight children are enrolled or have been enrolled in Sunland Christian School in suburban Sylmar and occasionally taken tests there.

But the children were educated at home by their mother, who does not have a teaching credential.

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Kissing at school a crime?

In Denver, government employees are wasting time and tax dollars by prosecuting children for kissing. How pathetic.

Public officials called it "nutty" and "foolishness" Wednesday morning, and one asked whether SWAT teams would now descend on teenagers kissing at school.

The Denver district attorney calls one such case a crime.

The difference between a kiss, and a crime, centers on the requirement that Denver Public Schools employees "make a report if child abuse or neglect reasonably is suspected."

But a meeting Wednesday of the City Council Safety Committee indicated that a climate of fear among DPS employees is spurring an unwarranted increase in abuse and neglect referrals. The head of Human Services indicated the agency was being overloaded, and there was concern about police resources.

"It's just getting to the point of ridiculousness where we're prosecuting kids for kissing," Councilman Doug Linkhart, who chairs the Safety Committee, said after the meeting.

Much of Wednesday's discussion involved issues of sexual harassment. Among the examples cited Wednesday was a referral to Human Services for two 5-year-olds who were kissing. In another case, one 6-year-old said to another 6-year-old, "You have a sexy booty."

There was no sanction in the case of the 6-year-old, but it remains a traumatic experience for children and their parents to be "ordered in" to Human Services, said spokeswoman Benilda Samuels.

Safety committee discussion indicated the trigger for these and other cases came in January when the district attorney served Skinner Middle School principal Nicole Veltze with a misdemeanor summons for failure to report an unlawful sexual contact.

Veltze was investigating the case, but in the meantime, the girl's mom notified police, said Rich Caschette, Veltze's attorney. Police and the district attorney are making an example out of Veltze because they believe DPS is underreporting crimes, Caschette added.

After the Veltze case was filed, Chief Deputy District Attorney Lamar Sims attended a training with DPS principals about the requirement to report child abuse or neglect. Linkhart indicated that Sims further prompted employees to overreport.

In February, Human Services said it received 251 referrals from DPS. Previously, the monthly average was 142, Samuels said. That's a 76.7 percent increase.

Plan would replace personalized welcome home displays for troops

Just what we need, more government standards from the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts.

A governor's task force is recommending that personalized displays that welcome troops home be replaced with metal signs on highways overpasses.

The Massachusetts Highway Department has tried to ban the homemade displays, which often include signs and flags, saying they could fall and create a hazard for drivers.

The task force wants to replace the displays with generic signs that read "Welcome Home" and "Thank You" and are adorned with the seals of the military branches.

Veterans and family members have opposed the plan, saying the signs aren't personal.

Gov. Deval Patrick, on his monthly radio show on WTKK-FM, said Thursday that a compromise could be to set standards on how to physically secure the homemade signs to overpasses to make sure they don't blow down on cars driving underneath.

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Oceans to fall, not rise, over millions of years

Sea levels are set to fall over millions of years, making the current rise blamed on climate change a brief interruption of an ancient geological trend, scientists said on Thursday.

They said oceans were getting deeper and sea levels had fallen by about 170 meters (560 ft) since the Cretaceous period 80 million years ago when dinosaurs lived. Previously, the little-understood fall had been estimated at 40 to 250 meters.

"The ocean floor has got on average older and gone down and so the sea level has also fallen," said Bernhard Steinberger at the Geological Survey of Norway, one of five authors of a report in the journal Science.

"The trend will continue," he told Reuters.

A computer model based on improved understanding of shifts of continent-sized tectonic plates in the earth's crust projects more deepening of the ocean floor and a further sea level decline of 120 meters in 80 million years' time.

If sea levels were to fall that much now, Russia would be connected to Alaska by land over what is now the Bering Strait, Britain would be part of mainland Europe and Australia and Papua island would be the same landmass.

"If we humans still exist in 10, 20 or 50 million years, irrespective of how ice caps are waxing and waning, the long term ... is that sea level will drop, not rise," said lead author Dietmar Muller of the University of Sydney.

Over time, Muller told Science in a podcast interview there would be fewer mid-ocean ridges and a shift to more deep plains in the oceans as continents shifted. The Atlantic would widen and the Pacific shrink.

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Warm Winter Predicted For United States

NOAA got it wrong in 2007. Go figure.

ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2007) - NOAA forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures over most of the country and a continuation of drier-than-average conditions across already drought-stricken parts of the Southwest and Southeast in its winter outlook for the United States, announced at the 2007-2008 Winter Fuels Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C October 9, 2007.

In the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic,temperatures are expected to be above average in response to the long-term warming trend. Snowfall for the region will depend on other climate factors, which are difficult to anticipate more than one-to-two weeks in advance.

The U.S. winter outlook is produced by a team of scientists at the Climate Prediction Center in association with NOAA-funded partners. Scientists base this forecast on long-term climate trends and a variety of forecast tools from statistical techniques to extremely complex dynamical ocean-atmosphere coupled models and composites.

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Anti-smoker uses fire extinguisher on smoking girlfriend

He probably got the idea from watching Prime Time.

 Anti-Smoking PSA "BLAST" - Chicopee Health Department 1995


When a politician calls for a tax increase, their own tax rate should increase by one percent to test their system.

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Bottled water 'is immoral'

New research shows that drinking one bottle of water has the same impact on the environment as driving a car for approximately one mile.

I typically have a bottle of water with me while I'm driving for twice the fun and efficiency.

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Complexity Theory And Environmental Management

Michael Crichton nails Environmental Management and Global Warming.

It's this simplistic, cause-and-effect thinking that must go.

And for that matter, who believes that the complex system of our atmosphere behaves in such a simple and predictable way that if we reduce one component, carbon dioxide, we will therefore reliably reduce temperature? CO2 is not like an accelerator on a car. It's not linear (and by the way, neither is a car accelerator.) And furthermore, who believes that the climate can be stabilized when it has never been stable throughout the earth's history? We can only entertain such an idea if we don't really understand what a complex system is. We're like the blonde who returned the scarf because it was too tight. We don't get it.

Fortunately, studies show that we can learn to manage complex systems. There are people who have investigated complex systems management, and know how to do it. But it demands humility.

And I would add, along with humility, managing complex systems also demands the ability to admit we are wrong, and to change course. If you manage a complex system you will frequently, if not always, be wrong. You have to backtrack. You have to acknowledge error. You've probably learned that with your children. Or, if you don't have children, with your bosses.

And one other thing. If we want to manage complexity, we must eliminate fear. Fear may draw a television audience. It may generate cash for an advocacy group. It may support the legal profession. But fear paralyzes us. It freezes us. And we need to be flexible in our responses, as we move into a new era of managing complexity. So we have to stop responding to fear:

Is this really the end of the world? Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods?

No, we simply live on an active planet. Earthquakes are continuous, a million and a half of them every year, or three every minute. A Richter 5 quake every six hours, a major quake every 3 weeks. A quake as destructive as the one in Pakistan every 8 months. It's nothing new, it's right on schedule.

At any moment there are 1,500 electrical storms on the planet. A tornado touches down every six hours. We have ninety hurricanes a year, or one every four days. Again, right on schedule. Violent, disruptive, chaotic activity is a constant feature of our globe.

Is this the end of the world? No: this is the world.

It's time we knew it.

Thank you very much.

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Stimulating Nonsense

By John Stossel

The hottest buzzword of the day is "economic stimulus." Virtually every politician and pundit agrees the government must act quickly to forestall a recession by increasing consumer spending. President Bush and the Democratic leadership in the House quickly got together on a $150 billion package that also includes tax incentives for business investment.

The Republican and Democratic presidential contenders back "stimulus" too. (Ron Paul is the exception.)

Any government program that wins the support of the political class and media commentators makes me suspicious.

The economy does seem to be slowing, and there was a net loss of jobs in January. The housing industry is sluggish and the credit market tight because of the subprime-mortgage problems. So, to "get the economy moving," the anointed experts want the government to quickly put cash in our hands. When we rush out to spend it, the story goes, the economy will get out of the ditch.

Interesting theory, but it's hardly new, and it's been demolished many times before by free-market economists. One problem, which George Mason University economist Russell Roberts observed, is that the money that will allegedly be "injected" into the economy is already in the economy. So how can it be a stimulus?

"The politicians are always going to inject some amount of money into the hands of consumers and into the economy, like a doctor giving a lifesaving blood transfusion," Roberts says. "But where does the economic injection come from? It has to come from inside the system. It's not an outside stimulus like the chest paddles or the transfusion. It means taking money from someone or somewhere inside the system and giving it to someone else."

The federal government is in the red. Bush's new budget has a $400 billion deficit. There's no lockbox with $100 billion in it. So to give everyone a tax rebate, the government will have to borrow more money. But that only moves the cash from one part of the economy to another. As Roberts says, "It's like taking a bucket of water from the deep end of a pool and dumping it into the shallow end."

Unless the government cuts spending, which the theory says would neutralize the stimulus, the only other way to get the money will be to raise taxes or to have the Fed create money -- inflation -- which would raise the price of everything.

How will that stimulate anything but the politicians' short-term approval ratings?

Supporters of the stimulus only consider it's "seen" affects. If government takes or borrows money from Jones and gives it to Smith, Smith's spending will be visible for all to see. Not so visible is the "unseen" affect: What Jones would have done with the money but didn't because it was transferred to Smith.

Economists call this the "broken window fallacy." In the 19th century, French economist Frederic Bastiat illustrated it with the story of a boy who breaks a shop window. At first the townspeople lament the loss, but then someone points out that the shopkeeper will have to spend money to replace the window. What the window maker earns, he will soon spend elsewhere. As that money circulates through town, new prosperity will bloom.

The fallacy, of course, is that if the window had not been broken, the shopkeeper would have "replaced his worn-out shoes ... or added another book to his library." The town gains nothing from the broken window.

This logic is lost on the stimulus promoters. I'm surprised they don't suggest that we prevent recessions by breaking lots of windows.

The other forgotten principle is that consumption can't cause prosperity. Yes, consumer spending is 70 percent of GDP, but consumption is the result -- not the cause -- of economic growth. You can't consume what hasn't been produced.

Milton Friedman was right. There really is no such thing as a free lunch.

I'm not saying the government can do nothing about the economy. The best thing it can do is get itself out the way. Economies boom when governments remove impediments to production: high taxes, regulations, subsidies, trade barriers, manipulation of the money supply, etc. Removing those should be permanent -- not temporary -- measures.

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The Science of Fairy Tales

Kids of any age love to read fairy tales because the storyline never limits the possibility that anything could happen. Curses, spells, and handsome princes reign in worlds beyond the reader's imagination.

But are the most magical moments from some of our favorite stories actually possible? Basic physical principles and recent scientific research suggest that what readers might mistake for fantasies and exaggeration could be rooted in reality.

So suspend your imagination for a moment, and look at the following fairy tales as a hard-core scientist might.


In the Brothers Grimm story of Rapunzel, a witch holds a beautiful young woman captive in a tower. Rapunzel is blessed with a lovely singing voice and long, long blond hair. One day, her voice enchants a prince passing through a nearby forest. They fall in love, and Rapunzel lets down her hair so that the prince may use it to climb the tower to meet her. This chain of events begs readers to ask a question. Can human hair support the weight of another person?

On average one strand of hair can support a