News Items 2010
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.
Another Labrador family dog shot on private property by Law Enforcement.
The man yelled "go" and darted into oncoming traffic in the four-lane highway.
Room temperature IQ?
After waiting more than a year to learn he had cancer.
The original diagnosis: A blocked tear duct. This is the future of medical care in America thanks to ObamaCare.
More government school idiocy!
These massive flight cancellations might have been due to new federal regulations. Government idiocy.
Probably not nearly enough.
A citizen with a gun defended the Marine and his wife. Watch the anti-gun hysterics emerge now.
I think traveler Obama needs to pay a visit to the Voyager 1 spacecraft to congratulate it for its stunning achievement.
These are not highly skilled or technical jobs. Wonderful unions at work.
Vick is a thug. Obama is a political hack thug. Birds of a feather.
A NY Jets' coach with a foot fetish? Holy Oprah! I guess it takes all kinds. Will some idiot require a visit with Dr. Phil?
An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.
"As you can see, airport security is kind of a farce. It's only smoke and mirrors so you people believe there is actually something going on here," the pilot narrates.
The federal government sent six people to the house to send a message. "And the message was you've angered us by telling the truth and by showing America that there are major security problems despite the fact that we've spent billions of dollars allegedly to improve airline safety."
Feeling safer now? Big Government is alive and well under the reign of Obama. Be very afraid.
The CIA has created a taskforce to assess the damage caused by leaked documents. Officially, it's called the WikiLeaks Task Force. But most CIA members refer to it as WTF.
Gotta love government.
There's a great free crisp feeling in the air: Nancy Pelosi is no longer 3rd in line for the presidency. Actually she's not even in line, period. Well except perhaps for the capitol rest room. Good place for that Political hack!
How crazy can we get?
A Clayton County GA police officer shoots and kills a family's Golden Retriever in the family's yard on private property. This is just senseless. This cop needs to find another line of work. He's trigger happy and will end up senselessly shooting an innocent and harmless person.
A mother is suing McDonald's because her 6-year-old asks to go to McDonald's because of the toys. Hey lady, you don't have to take her there. It's called parenting!
McDonald's is the first to call the new child nutrition bill for what it is: food police.
Facts to further your education on our economy and the producers who keep it going
Before you hate successful, entrepreneurial people, know that:
80% of our millionaires are first-generation affluent, less than half received a cent in inheritance funds, and only 19 percent get any income from a trust fund or estate.
Most Americans - 80% - are not self employed. But of those that are, two-thirds are our millionaires.
75% of these self-employed millionaires are entrepreneurs and the remaining quarter are self-employed professionals like doctors, lawyers and accountants.
Since when has it become the government's job to decide what we should be feeding our children? Simple answer: It is NOT the government's job. This imperial federal government mentality - the concept that government always knows what is best for you - is what separates Washington's political hacks from those who love liberty, freedom and personal responsibility.
Criminals Have Guns?
Just heard an emergency report on the radio that a criminal was heading up I-26 and that he had a (gasp) gun. Guess criminals don't obey gun laws. Go figure.
Just remember, you must give someone permission to offend you. It can't happen unless you are a willing accomplice.
Aren't those bangs back-combed to an amazing height? It must be the 80s!
Wreaths? Sure. Pick your size and shape.
Christmas trees? You bet.
Lawn chairs? That's fine.
Welcome signs? Why not?
Flower pots? Of course.
Those are many of the things that one may find on any front porch.
Perhaps an American flag?
Not so fast.
What is with the attacks on Christmas? Everywhere we look, every local newscast, we hear about some cretin whose greatest achievement in life is getting the word "Christmas" banned or replacing a Christmas tree with a "holiday bush."
Administrators say that's because they received complaints about the Christmas carols coming from the Pulliam Hall bell tower.
A painted plywood cut-out of Santa with a cowboy hat and a gun on his belt is causing quite a stir.
We can afford to blow this money and yet we can't afford to let more Americans keep the money they earn? Sounds like a government program!
A $141,002 federal stimulus grant was awarded to Montana State University to fund a six-week, student trip to Hangzhou, China, to study dinosaur eggs and other fossils.
The NSF handed out $1.57 million in stimulus funds so researchers from Penn State could travel to Argentina to study plant fossils.
The NSF gave a $95,000 stimulus grant to the University of Massachusetts at Boston to "count pollen grains collected from farms in Iceland" allowing the study of "the role the arctic environment played in the evolution of civic life during the Viking age."
The NSF funded research by Jianguo "Jack" Liu of Michigan State on the effect of societal norms in a mammoth government program called "Grain to Green" that pays farmers to convert cropland back to forestland. The outrage? The program is in China.
Just how is our economy being stimulated by these wastes of your tax dollars? It's amazing what people are willing to fund with other people's money.
Think about that while you are being professionally fondled and groped by government agents. Feeling safer now grandma?
Obama just handed the podium in the White House press briefing room to Clinton and walked away. What an amazing moment of leadership ineptness.
A Christmas video that includes Captain Kangaroo? You bet!
Twitter really should make an exception for me and give me at least 300 characters. I'm that Mega-Star good!
Government approach: Chicopee, MA wasted $800,000 on a massive 1000 foot Chicopee River Bike-Canal Path.
Private approach: Estimated cost of creating the remaining 2 miles of the Chicopee River Bike-Canal Path by a private company: $35,000 to $40,000.
Gotta love government political hacks. Pathetic wastes of oxygen.
Global Warming Strikes Again!
Did you know they sell gutters for homes with roll-up retractable Christmas lights already in them?
Why do you see more Christmas lights and American flags in middle class neighborhoods than in mansion territory?
A man accosted by two thieves in the parking lot of a Rockdale County Ingles grocery store Saturday evening responded with a fatal gunshot to the head of one of the suspects.
He should have nailed them both. Still, the score: Victims 1, Thugs 0.
Received a notice today of NEW FEDERALLY MANDATED changes to my health insurance plan. And have been told "This change will not affect your premium." Yea, right! What happened to "Your coverage won't change?" Keep the change.
Louisiana? It's James Carville!
Could the Democrats have a more appropriate mascot than a dumb ass?
Hey, it's freezing here in South Carolina. The political fraud continues.
Now I'm sure when some people are heading to airport for a commercial flight, they are excited and virtually tingling about the groping soon to come. A few might even offer a tip.
If we had the FairTax http://www.fairtax.org/ Wesley Snipes could be filming "Incompetent Idiots in the White House" right now instead of preparing for his vacation in the slammer.
No invitation for me to the White House Media Christmas party or I would have received it by now. Great! I couldn't stand a whole evening being in the same room with that many political hacks.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "They want to make it that guys paid this much money for a ticket. Yeah, I understand that, I understand completely. We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don't boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously." - Andrel Rolle, NY Giants
Fact: Is he serious? Did this football footstool really compare the efforts of a professional jock making millions of dollars a year by playing a game to the work being done by American men and women facing death at every turn on the battlefield? Note: Andrel used Iraq as an example because if he tried "Afghanistan" his tongue might careen out of control and beat him to death.
Where did the soldiers in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777 go to apply for federal assistance to pay their heating bills?
That's nothing. So have I! There's an alien from the 7th planet living in the White House right now!
Mega-Star note to servers:
Unless you see me put a Menorah on the table, it had better be "Merry Christmas", or you'll just get a token tip. And then I'll leave you with your generic PC "Happy Holidays." Ha!
Can you see any reason to pat this woman down twice? TSA-holes still at it!
If 100,000 apply for 1,000 flight attendant jobs, is it too much to ask them to hire a few attractive ones?
Are you in the Christmas spirit?
Am I allowed to say "Christmas" anymore, or will be I shut down by the PC-police?
Time to fire a few more political hacks.
Obama Tax Hikes
Obama lies when he claims hiking taxes on the "rich" is about revenue. He simply doesn't want people to keep what they have earned. Words just cannot describe how disgusted I am with our incompetent, pompous, arrogant, unqualified ruler.
Tis the season. Your tax dollars at work!
Q: Which presidential candidate once proposed a 100% tax on all inheritances over $500,000? Winner or loser?
A: George McGovern proposed a 100% tax on inheritances over $500K. He got his butt handed to him in the general election.
Now THERE'S a professional organization for you? What's next: FBI & beer kegs? The groping is probably more fun with pizza and beer.
OK, let's beat Van Der Sloot with it.
This is how our Imperial Federal Government looks for terrorists at airports. Idiocy!
This is the result of American weakness perpetrated by Barack Obama.
Barack Obama would not survive a 30 minute interview with me. What little credibility he has would be destroyed in 8 minutes tops without his prompter.
The merchants on the main drag in Naples put up Christmas Lights without getting permission from the high and mighty city council! Just another example of anal, overreaching government.
The TSA just couldn't leave this man's urostomy bag alone.
How many terrorists has the TSA stopped with its groping and scanning? Answer: zero.
A jury found Ward guilty in April 2009 of using a gun to threaten a woman to leave his property.
The woman accidentally arrived on Bird's property, which had signs stating, "No trespassing." According to the paperwork, Bird came out of his home, "screaming, 'Get the F off my property.'"
No one was hurt in the incident.
Government is going nuts here in America. All the guy was doing was protecting his property.
I like the lady, she's a nice person. But if you want Barack Obama to be president for another six years, nominate Sarah Palin as the GOP candidate.
TSA strip search little boy. STOP the madness!!! Remember, politicians aren't like us. They don't get groped. They're speeeeeecial!
STOP the madness!! Government idiocy!
Keep the pressure on people! Remember, they work for US!
Government idiocy continues!
Protecting the flying public
Now the TSA is asking for personal information on all airport workers including SS numbers, birthdates and other personal information. These government people are out of control.
This solution seems pretty efficient and foolproof to me. No scans or searches. Set up a reinforced booth at the airport. Every person who is going to get on an airplane is required to walk into this booth, and both steel doors will be shut and sealed. Before the person walks into the booth, they are told, in whatever language is appropriate, that once inside the booth a radio signal is going to be sent that will detonate any explosive material they happen to be carrying. Any materials they have in those bins in the x-ray machine will be sent to their next of kin or auctioned off. People in the airport will then hear an announcement over the PA system announcing an available seat on your flight.
These TSA outrages we're experiencing are a deliberate attempt to desensitize the American people to a more intrusive government. Keep fighting back!
This is absurd. It's a PLUG! Government!
A warrant out for a former pro football player? How could that ever happen? They're special, aren't they?
"It is acceptable and encouraged that a TSA government official can do something to an American citizen that US military personnel cannot do to a member of the Taliban."
Enough with the PC nonsense already. You are NOT the TSA's "customer." While in their control you are their DETAINEE.
Wait, let's just give TSA workers beads. It works in New Orleans. It'll feel like a festival while you are being groped.
Sanford Airport in Florida hiring private firm. Too bad more airports don't have the nerve to make that move. Fire the government!
She re-tweeted a satirical political message. She was accused of "disturbing social order" for publishing the message on Twitter.
Is this our PC future?
After 99 weeks move to loans that must be paid back when they get a job.
Will you be one of the next lucky winners of an inside the pants pat down?
Obama has burned a lot of taxpayer dollars traveling overseas on Air Force One
Does he somehow feel more at home over there?
Try firing the bad ones now! And how long before we have TSA rubber rooms for agents gone awry? I'm not through ranting. Sorry. I'm just ticked off by this government TSA nonsense.
I'm already getting hate email from my previous comments on other stories telling me to layoff and drop the government and TSA commentary. Some people just acquiesce to government interference and control all too quickly.
But it is easy to boycott TSA scanners and groping when you have your own airplane. I might have to start looking into that again. It could be fun as well. There's that Buddy Holly thing again.
Traveling for Thanksgiving? Wait until you experience the new TSA procedures for yourself. I still say that somewhere a TSA agent is going to get decked. And, you will likely hear a resounding round of applause at that airport.
Now, I wonder if the feds will want to investigate me because I said that someone is going to clobber a TSA agent soon. Who am I kidding; I'm already on the government hit list. Here come the black helicopters again.
Now, can we request to be searched by someone of the opposite gender? That could be even more fun. And what about the cross-multi-gender people? Oh, the fun challenges. Why doesn't the government just create the "Trusted Crotch Program" so frequent fliers can preregister?
Another nursery rhyme gets a PC makeover. This time it is the Gingerbread Man Person.
The Senate is pushing for passage of the so-called "Paycheck Fairness Act" in the lame duck session. Trial lawyers are orgasmic. What a fraud.
One of Princess Pelosi's last official tasks as Speaker of the House will be lighting the Capitol Christmas tree.
The childhood story "The Three Little Pigs" gets a PC makeover.
Just put Pelosi's Picture on cigarette packs. Say: "this is what smoking can do to you." Tobacco companies will be out of business overnight.
Did you hear the race pimp Jesse Jackson? Repealing Obamacare would be genocide. What an idiot.
Someone should offer to give Obama the special volcano tour! "Ever seen lava and hot gasses up close, Mr. Obama?" Hey, I just want him to have the best experience and see all of the sights up close and personal.
OK. Everybody sing along: "Back home again, in Indonesia!" No, he's not Gomer Pyle. This guy is even more clueless than that.
Republicans Still Don't Get It
We know the Democrats don't get it, but just listen to Republican leadership. All bitten by the same political power bug.
Have you been through airport security lately? Be prepared to be groped EVERYWHERE, especially if you have a metal body part. No more wands. They are using the hands on approach.
Note: European security agencies consider our TSA to be some sort of an American amateur circus. How comforting.
A Florida woman and her boyfriend have been charged with trying to sell her infant grandson for $30,000. Authorities say the woman originally wanted $75,000 but was talked down to $30,000.
She probably thought she was having one of those after Christmas sales, only a little early.
20 out of 21 FairTax candidates who responded aggressively to the baseless big government political hack attacks on the FairTax WON! Fight back! It works!
Dow at Highest Point in Two Years
Is there any particular reason why the Dow jumped to its highest point in two years yesterday?
What's the over and under on how many times Obama will bow to some foreigner during his overseas trip later this month?
The political hacks will try to destroy him first.
"As every freeman, to preserve his independence..., ought to have some profession, calling, trade, or farm, whereby he may honestly subsist, there can be no necessity for, nor use in, establishing offices of profit; the usual effects of which are dependence and servility, unbecoming freemen, in the possessors and expectants; faction, contention, corruption, and disorder among the people. Wherefore, whenever an office, through increase of fees or otherwise, becomes so profitable as to occasion many to apply for it, the profits ought to be lessened by the legislature." - Benjamin Franklin
GOP Still Not Happy
Do you know what the GOP wants right now more than anything? They want the Tea Parties to go away. The fight has just begun. Such fun!
How to put a dent in the deficit
Put Pelosi handing gavel over to Boehner on Pay Per View! It will rake in billions! Somebody call Vince McMahon to set it up.
The best part of this election:
SpeakerPelosi has to change her twitter name! How about 'MutedSpeaker'.
You mean Democrat Alvin Green didn't win in S.C.? That's why I usually don't gamble. Lost a lot of money on that one.
The Obama worshippers say "This is all about a black man in the White House." They don't understand the voters don't like the white half either.
Passed my local precinct today. Racists and Nazis were lined up out into the parking lot. Saw many racists and Nazis with "I voted" stickers as well.
Obama has his press conference tomorrow at 1:00 PM. He probably wants to see what I have to say before he faces the media armed with his teleprompter.
$200 million a day for Obama's trip to India? Would someone please seize this man's passport?
Did Pelosi really say the Democrats would keep House today? Delusional! Goodbye Nancy!
How many illegal aliens will be voting in the election tomorrow? In Arizona all you need is a water bill.
Could Obama force an old and sick person to continue with their dialysis so that they will live into next year and pay the death tax?
Not so coincidently after President Obama's visit to Connecticut this past weekend and on the eve of the midterm elections, WWE is being threatened by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Obama Administration with potential criminal activity for distributing WWE T-shirts near select polling stations tomorrow on Election Day.
"This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut," said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO World Wrestling Entertainment. "This is consistent with some Attorney Generals' tactics that threaten litigation for political gain."
It goes to show you how far these out of touch political hacks will go to silence those they disagree with.
Will Michelle Obama still be proud of her country after her husband is rebuffed at the polls tomorrow? And, who will be the first politician or media personality to say that the Democrats lost power because Americans are racist?
I'll feel greatly relieved when Jimmy Carter's adult day care center reopens.
It's all about being anti-Obama
I'm hearing more from the media that this vote is all about not liking Obama and his dopey hopey changey thingy. How enlightening.
Crist will be a Democrat if he wins in Florida! What a shocker! And what a political hack.
A friend of mine met a member of the federal grand jury that investigated Medicare fraud in companies acquired by Florida GOP candidate for Governor Rick Scott. He said that Scott was not investigated as there was no evidence he was involved in any way.
How long before we won't be able to get a portable printer on a flight in the US?
Another classic moment from New Jersey Government Chris Christie.
An MBTA employee slapped him after he complained about wrong information he recieved [SIC] about a train to Providence.
We you cay "customer NO SERVICE?" Government employees.
And apparently spelling is extra at Fox in Boston.
"Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it." - Lao Tzu
Barney Frank -- co-author of the financial regulation bill -- got a $2,000 check from Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America.
Have any of you ever seen Charlie Crist and Anderson Cooper in the same room at the same time?
To political hacks what's in the "mainstream" overrules what's in the Constitution. The practice of mob rule.
There are Only 3 groups of people need to know what the minimum wage is: Teenagers, losers and the people who hire them. Note: A teenager who works for the minimum wage longer than eight months is automatically moved into the "loser" category. If your services are of any value to your employer, you will get a raise.
We now have a generation that has grown up without cap guns
Remember the tape of spent caps unraveling from your cap gun? Thanks to PC nonsense, they are gone.
Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO: "On behalf of myself, my company, WWE fans and any Connecticut citizen who wants to exercise their constitutional right to vote, I have filed a lawsuit today asserting that Susan Bysiewicz's directive that allows poll workers to refuse registered voters wearing WWE merchandise the right to vote is a flagrant act of censorship and discrimination."
Great! Let's give them Obama and take whoever they have.
Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democrat opponent, Sen. Harry Reid's name was already checked. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.
The actual profit margin: 7.1%. Now THAT'S obscene, isn't it? The economically illiterate political hacks will be screaming about these "excessive profits."
This former ACORN official gets her panties in a wad when people want to say the Pledge of Allegiance before a local debate.
Could the people of Florida really be dense enough to elect Alex Sink?
Sink: "Obama has all the answers for Florida and America." Who in their right mind would vote for her?
It has now been more than 750 days since any hurricane has made landfall in the US. This is one of the longest periods on record. Assuming that none do the rest of the current season, the quiesced period will almost certainly continue for at least 1,000 days.
Fact: The only three year period without hurricanes in US history was around the time of the Civil War.
Fact: It has also been 18 years since a category 5 hurricane struck the US.
Mother Nature is apparently not cooperating with the big government lies about global warming causing more hurricanes.
Who started this thing where fat chicks think ankle tats make their legs look thinner?
Obama's visit to India coming soon
He's been seen doing sit ups daily to get ready for all the bowing. He's also preparing some nifty new phrases to describe how arrogant and selfish America is.
Isn't it interesting to have a president who believes America is evil? It scares me to death to think about Lord Hopey Changey running things. You have 9 days.
This Southern Lady gives Bill Cosby the fits as he tries so very hard to understand what she is saying.
You have 9 days. Don't go wobbly.
Hey, it's Friday.
All hail the great and powerful Reid!
Republicans need to realize that this election is not about putting THEM in power. It's about getting the Democrats OUT!
Silver lining: Juan Williams signs 3-yr, $2 mil contract with Fox News. What controversy? Juan simply said how he felt. Evidently that isn't allowed any more. I feel disgusted with all of this PC nonsense.
A tax cheat was sentenced to work in a pizza place for the next year. What about the tax cheat running our Treasury Department?
This all comes under the guise of providing the cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients that they are currently not receiving because the cost of living has not increased! What's the point of calling it a cost-of-living increase if it is not actually tied to any increased cost? How much is this vote-buying campaign going to cost the taxpayers? Anywhere from $13 billion to $14 billion. That's how much it will cost to give $250 to more than 50 million Social Security beneficiaries. Pretty efficient vote-buying scheme if it is funded by your tax dollars, isn't it?
This is about the most blatant vote-buying proposal I've ever heard from a major candidate or his operatives in my life. Are seniors going to buy this? Probably.
The price of a senior citizen's vote?
Evidently Obama believes it is about $250. Will you sell your vote for that?
What's with the freedom of speech being challenged by shopping malls lately?
US accumulates $3 trillion in debt from 1776 to 1990. Obama adds $3 trillion in additional debt from Inauguration date to last Friday. What a record!
Justice is when someone gets what they deserve. Nothing more, nothing less. Isn't that simple?
Study: For every 35 pounds an overweight man loses, his penis appears to grow 1 inch. Of course, one in every four Americans is "too tired" to have sex. But was that before or after the weight loss?
Your tax dollars at work.
That's why he wouldn't let Barney have any bullets. Makes sense doesn't it?
Jesse compares modern day politics with Democrats and Republicans to the world of professional wrestling.
Why doesn't Fox Sports eliminate that stupid robotic spy-camera thing? I think that is a carryover from Vince McMahon and his failed XFL.
Saw Lindsey Graham babble on CBS this morning. Comes off like some sort of expert. Why would anyone give any credibility to anything this political hack says?
3 thousand dollars for an oil change? Why give any credibility to anyone who would make an idiotic statement like this. Oops, it was written by Sy Becker. Senility must be setting in.
Have you seen Andy Griffith's ads for ObamaCare on the tube? Senility is a terrible thing.
Tucker: "stubborn -- and unrequited -- love for bipartisanship."
And just how long has she been out of the mental hospital?
What a joke. The Government can't even shut down common phishing Websites.
Brett Favre discovered this recently after troubling text messages from 2008 surfaced.
Anything sent or posted electronically can come back to haunt you. Be careful what you send or post.
Joy Behar and Whopper Goldberg:
Teacher's Union ad lying about the FairTax.
As great as this tax reform is, it is terribly easy to demagogue. All you need to do is say "my opponent wants to add a 23% sales tax to the cost of your food and prescription medicines." Well, considering the level of knowledge out there in voter land, it works. That is it works right up until the time someone explains the FairTax, fairly.
Good thing they were getting those miners out to see their wives instead of trying to get the wives down that tube.
Oops! Let the hate mail begin.
I admire Americans who choose to speak multiple languages. In other countries it's a necessity. Here it is not.
If that was the mistress, I can't wait to see the wife!
"The Chilean Miners Diet Plan"
Actually, these miners coming out of that rescue capsule is an amazing story. And let's not forget that miner who has both a wife and a mistress waiting for him. Now THAT should be a real interesting and amazing story.
Hey, if a miner sees his shadow, do we get 4 more weeks of summer?
The Mega-Star is on a topical roll today.
Obama (PBUH) needs to go jet-skiing on Falcon Lake in Texas
That way at least one American citizen would be protected there.
How to Control Political Hacks in Congress:
Instead of term limits, mandatory shock collars should be required that are tied to constituent polls.
Your tax dollars at work.
Government Wealth Confiscation
What right do you have to the wealth you produce? Vote Democrat! You don't need your pesky 401K or IRA account anyway! Share the wealth.
By the way, the Democrats are also discussing the idea of sending a $250 check to every wrinkled citizen in the country. This is blatant vote buying with money your spawn will have to pay back.
We have 22 days to conceivably the most pivotal election in the history of our Republic. Could this be the beginning of the end or the beginning of a move to restore liberty?
Democracy: Three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
If we saw the headline "White House has Bedbugs" would it be a national crisis?
How great would it be to see that guy sent packing?
Are Floridians that dumb?
They need actors to read the questions so PrezBO can read the prepared answers from the prompter. Can this guy be any dumber?
Charlie Crist throws like a girl.
89,000 stimulus checks to dead persons and people serving time in prison for crimes? Your federal government at work.
If congress established that the sun causes skin cancer, could it pass a law requiring us to wear hats? I mean seatbelts, prescription medication, what's next?
1. McDonald's Spaghetti and Fried Chicken (Philippines)
2. Pizza Hut's English Style Pork Stew (China)
3. Subway's Herb Dog (Japan)
4. KFC's Shrimp Zinger Burger (Korea)
5. McDonald's Chicken Maharaja Mac (India)
It might be time for a full scale tourist boycott of Mexico. I, for one, have no reason to go there.
And while we're at it, let's strafe the Mexican side of that lake. Actually, I think two boatloads of angry Texans armed with AR-15s and FN P-90s will do in the pirates. Remember the Alamo!
Solving the World's Problems
What's the difference between the toxic waste sludge flood in Hungary (That's a country) and the political hacks in DC?
Why do we need a department of education? Education is not mentioned once in the Constitution.
Hey, I don't like Obama, but you can't accuse me of being a racist. I don't like the white half either.
This generation should be idolized by government-lovers and entitlement seekers. Helping to elect Mr. Hopey-Changy certainly has to be their greatest achievement to date. They are thinking, "How cool! I voted for this guy, and now I can stay on my parents health insurance until I'm 26!" Meanwhile, they are unable to find jobs or earn enough money to pay for their own healthcare, because that same guy that was "so cool" has pretty much destroyed the private economy.
Wrong! Why wasn't he driving more carefully on this dark night and stop when he saw water? Stupidity leads this man to his death.
Burrito-gazing is an interest protected by federal law?
"In these circumstances, the wall conceals the food preparation counter from wheelchair-bound customers and thus prevents those customers from having the experience of non-disabled customers of fully participating in the selection and preparation of their order at the food preparation counter. The wall subjects them to a disadvantage that non-disabled customers do not suffer.
"The presence of the wall in the two restaurants significantly reduced Antoninetti's ability to enjoy the "Chipotle experience." From his wheelchair, he could not see and evaluate the various available foods and decide which or how much of each he wanted. He also could not watch the food service employee combine those ingredients to form his order."
Gotta love the idiocy of government regulations.
Here's what happens if you don't pay your $75 fire department fee.
Way to go PrezBO! Note to college seniors: Obama and the Democrats want to raise taxes on the person you are going to look to for a job. You have 27 days.
We can eliminate the deficit and do it relatively quickly WITHOUT cutting spending or raising taxes
If we cap federal spending at current levels and extend the Bush tax cuts the budget will be balanced by 2016.
If we limit increases in government spending to a rate of 1 percent above inflation and population growth the budget will balance by 2017.
If we limit increases in government spending to a rate of 2 percent above inflation and population growth the budget balances by 2020.
You can't save yourself for our imperial federal government, but you may be able to save your grandchildren. Forty-one cents of every dollar the federal government spends we have to borrow from our kids and grandkids.
You have 27 days.
I sort of like the "Another Day Another Dollar" VW commercial. I'll keep driving my truck nonetheless - I've earned it.
Poking lions (or any other large animals for that matter) with a stick is not usually a good idea.
The Presidential Seal falls? No big deal. He can joke about it. But if his teleprompter topples over he's royally screwed.
Rush Limbaugh, the nation's preeminent conservative talk radio host referred to Obama as a "jackass," an "economic illiterate" and an "idiot, where capitalism is concerned."
Looks like Limbaugh got it right.
The team makes the playoffs for the first time in 15 years and five fans call the tattletale hotline because they're smoking victory cigars in their own private clubhouse. They are not exposing anybody else to any risk.
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
A financial transaction tax would most likely start out at around 1%. If you made a $500 deposit into your savings account, $5 would go to Washington. If your employer automatically deposited you $1,845 paycheck into your account every two weeks, $18.45 would go to the federal government. That's what happens when your money goes INTO your account? But what about when it comes OUT? Well, that's another financial transaction, isn't it? Charge a $80 dinner for two to your Visa card, 80 cents to the government. Let's say your car payment is $390 per month. Every time you make that payment $3.90 goes to the government. Over 36 months this would amount to $140. Now keep in mind that you already paid income tax on this money and now another 1% going in, and 1% coming out.
The truth, of course, is that if they got the tax it would not be used to cover the deficit, it would just be more money for them to spend on their various vote-buying schemes.
And temporary? The only thing about this financial transaction tax that would be temporary would be the rate. And how long would it take them to tell you that they just "had" to raise the rate to 2%, and beyond.
Senate passes bill to lower volume of TV commercials. What's their Constitutional authority for that? The "Hey! Turn it down!" clause? Don't they have anything better to do at the Imperial Federal Government?
The White House is giving out $60,000 to University of Southern California students and other contest winners who created phone apps to encourage exercise and healthy eating.
Now, the average family tax burden in America is $10,000. Imagine that Barack Obama gathered you and five of your neighbors into a backyard, sat you down and said: "OK, folks. Now I know that the tax burden for each of your families was probably around $10,000 this year. That means that collectively, you as neighbors have contributed about $60,000 to the mandatory federal collection plate. I understand that you probably have a few ideas of what you could do with this $10,000 that my imperial federal government has now taken from you at the point of a gun. But as your ruler, I have decided that I am going to take this $60,000 and give it to some students at the University of Southern California. No, no, no, just hear me out! Look, these kids came up with some really cool applications for your cell phones. What's that you say, they could design these apps and sell them in the private marketplace and possibly make a lot of money? Well we as the government believe that if the government doesn't pay these kids to 'do the right thing,' it will never get done. So we paid these kids to create phones apps to encourage people to exercise and eat healthy meals. Isn't that cool? Don't you feel better knowing that your tax dollars are funding a phone app to tell people to exercise and eat their veggies? But that's not all! Next year, we are going to use all of your taxes again to pay contest winners who create healthy recipes for school lunches. Thank you for your mandatory contribution. Now the teleprompter has malfunctioned so that's about as far as I can go for today."
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "Many corporations ... charge American consumers more money than what it took to produce their products." - Crystal Villarreal, a college student who thinks that Wal-Mart is "concentrated evil."
Fact: God help us all with economic ignorance like this.
As it should be. He attacked her and she took a gun and shot the youth criminal after he and his friends threw bricks into her home. Lesson: Don't throw bricks at elderly women.
Read the reports of imminent terrorist attacks. How many times you see the words "Muslim" or "Islamic?" New PC rules!
We've fought revolutions before
There's a difference though. In 1776 we had patriots who were willing to die for this country. Next month we only need patriots who are willing to inconvenience themselves for a few hours by going to their voting precinct.
In 1776 we had heroes who left bloody footprints on ice covered roads as they marched to battle. Next month we only need patriots who will drive to a polling place and leave marks on ballots.
There has never been a more important election in your lifetime. And I mean that no matter how old you may be. Do what needs to be done in 34 days or be eternally damned by future generations of Americans who will be left with nothing else but to read about freedoms and liberties that once were.
You have two additional seats in the House of Representatives coming your way. There's going to be a redistricting battle in the Sunshine State. Elect that career politician Alex Sink and watch the political hacks insure that these two additional seats go to career politician political hacks. If Florida wants a no-nonsense Chris Christie in the governor's office your clear choice is Rick Scott.
A tax cut is not a handout. It simply means government steals less. What progressives want to do is take money from some -- by force -- and spend it on others. It sounds less noble when plainly stated.
Do you hate the rich? You think that people with more than you had to get there by cheating someone else? John Stossel outlines the problems with taxing the rich.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "You're either voting for a pay check or for food stamps." - Newt Gingrich
Fact: I'm going to borrow that. No more attribution.
And a "transient?"
Iran's official news agency says a complex computer worm has affected the personal computers of staff at the country's first nuclear power plant weeks before the facility is to go online. No damage or disruption of nuclear facilities has yet been reported, however. The computer worm, dubbed Stuxnet, can take over systems that control the inner workings of industrial plants.
And how did this happened? They're using unlicensed copies of Windows! Here is a major government operation that won't buy legal copies of Windows with a license.
What else could possibly go wrong?
This pilot did an awesome job landing on two out of three landing gear.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention to what's going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what's happening." - John Kerry
Fact: I hate to admit it but he is right. How else do you explain the election of Barack Obama? We saw the results of focus group studies showing that people really salivated over the word "change," and that ended up being the foundation for Obama's entire campaign: "Change you can believe in." This is why I call it The American Idol Election. I can't call it The American Idol Generation because there are a lot of middle-aged and older Americans who are equally as clueless as younger voters.
So, John Kerry is absolutely right. People are much more influenced by slogans, gossip and fluffy headlines than the painful truth.
It could have been worse. He could have mistaken the cow for our Secretary of State.
Big deal. Her opponent called himself a Marxist. I'll choose a witch over a Marxist any day.
Spoken like a true moocher.
It's a situation many women dread: the leering man at the bar. And it would now appear they have every right to be suspicious that men are more interested in their bodies than their brains.
If they dreaded it, why would they be there?
Authorities say a small plane made an emergency landing on a busy stretch of Interstate 85 in northeast Atlanta just as the city's evening rush hour began.
The pilot did a DAMN good job as someone I know drove by the scene.
As if the sputtering U.S. economy weren't in enough trouble already, the Obama administration is cooking up a new scheme that will extend the heavy hand of the Imperial Federal Government to somewhere it has never gone before.
The Government has NO right to a portion of person's life, or to their property. None.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "I became president and then we paid down the debt for four years, paid down $600 billion on the national debt." - Bill Clinton
Fact: This is entirely untrue.
PrezBo's rule: Earned income is the Government's, not the Peoples'. Got it?
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "If I weren't in politics, I'd probably be in business". - Nancy Pelosi
Fact: If she weren't in politics, a LOT of people would be in business.
Did you hear about the dude who caught a shark off of Nassau, and a leg fell out of its mouth? A human leg. I love the ocean when I get out there but maybe I'll like swimming pools for a while instead. Ha Ha.
Government Scam: Record Americans Living in Poverty
The Census Bureau announced that one in seven Americans are now living in poverty. We're told this is the highest number in a half-century. Nonsense! The average American described as "living in poverty" by our government has a standard of living better than that of the average European.
Not the average poor European - the average European. It all goes back to the definition. When President Lyndon Johnson was looking to expand our government welfare programs, he instructed that a definition of "living in poverty" be established that would best promote the expansion of government.
They measure one factor: income. Nothing else.
This means that you can have $1 million in a checking account, own three million-dollar homes free and clear, and drive your Rolls Royce to your private hangar at the airport to board your private jet for a quick trip to Paris and still be officially defined as living in poverty. Why? No income. You're just living off your assets. According to the Imperial Federal Government, you're poor.
This is why we're seeing an increase in the poverty figures. If you're out of work you have no income. Presto! You're living in poverty. It doesn't matter what your net worth is. You're one of the poor, poor, pitiful poor.
What a farce! If you want to know when a politician is lying, look for numbers to come out of his mouth.
The Tax Scam
Do you remember Warren Buffett talking about how terribly unfair it is that his income is taxed at a lower rate than his secretary? How can this not arouse a sense of absolute outrage in the people? This guy is one of the richest people in the world, and his secretary's income is taxed at a higher rate than his? The comment actually came at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in 2007. "The 400 of us [here] pay a lower part of our income in taxes than our receptionists do, or our cleaning ladies for that matter."
There's a con game here. Can you spot it? Unfortunately, the vast majority of the media class couldn't find it either; or if they did, they decided you had no need to know. I'm going to reveal this government con game here and then seek the shelter of a witness protection program. It's this simple:
Buffett's receptionist pays income taxes.
Warren Buffett pays capital gains taxes.
Wasn't that easy? All you really have to do is think, a skill not taught in our government schools. Buffett is an investor. He doesn't pay income taxes on his investment returns; he pays capital gains taxes at the current 15 percent rate. Let's assume that Warren is paying his receptionist fairly well, so at a minimum her tax rate - her income tax rate - is around 25 percent. What is Buffett proposing? Does he want us to tax all investment income as earned income? No, his goal was to obfuscate and confuse the issue so that he could be a good Democrat soldier pushing the cause of higher taxes on the high achievers.
Obama will probably celebrate with a ceremonial burning.
His Christ is Saul Alinsky. His Bible is "Rules for Radicals." Alter boy: Rahm Emmanuel; Flower Guild: Nancy Pelosi; and of course, organist: Barney Frank. His congregation is shrinking.
Government Stimulus Waste
The LA Department of Public Works received $70.7 million in stimulus money and created 45.46 jobs.
The LA Department of Transportation received $40.8 million and created 9 jobs.
Totals: $111 million in stimulus money and 54.45 jobs created. That's over $2 million for each job "created or retained."
Some mighty expensive government employees out there in California, don't you think?
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "What I think the people of the United States deserve is a middle class tax cut. So at the end of the day we will have a vote to extend the Obama Middle Class Tax Cuts." - Nancy Pelosi
Fact: "Deserve"? How do you like the idea of this multi-millionaire (around $40 million or so) telling YOU what you "deserve"? You get up every day, eat a meal, dress up and head out to bust your butt for eight to ten hours. In two weeks you get a pay check representing the money you EARNED and here's Nancy Pelosi telling you how much of this check you "deserve" to keep? Pure political hack arrogance!
And what's with this "Obama Middle Class Tax Cuts" thing? Are we in ObamaLand? If the evil Bush tax cuts are extended the last thing comrade Obama wants is for the evil "Bush" name to remain attached. Consequently, they have now been proclaimed the "Obama Middle Class Tax Cuts." Will this also mean that if the evil Bush tax cuts aren't extended for the evil rich, they will have to be called the "Obama Tax Increase?"
Quote: "I see no justification for giving a tax break, going into debt with foreign countries to underwrite the subsidized tax cuts for the wealthiest people in America." - Nancy Pelosi
Fact: Nancy Pelosi apparently assumes that federal government is entitled to that money, and if it doesn't have that money, rather than decreasing spending, it will be forced to borrow it from foreign countries. Nancy seems to forget is that it is not her money. That money does not belong to our Imperial Federal Government. That money was earned by "evil rich people." Queen Nancy needs is to realize that these rich people do not owe her or the government anything. How about a plan to decrease government spending? The expense of wee-wee washing programs add up. Why isn't Ms. Pelosi hammering these wastes as unjustified or not worthy of "going into debt with foreign nations?"
Quote: "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson
Fact: Looking at our history over the past few decades we can hardly lay claim to being eternally vigilant. That needs to change!
The number of people who text while driving in Southern California has roughly doubled since a state law went into effect banning the practice. I think the same can be said about Massachusetts as well. Bi-coastal idiocy!
$800K in stimulus money to teach Africans how to clean their love commandos? Your tax dollars at work.
$325,394 for the University of Florida to determine how the environment affects the mating decision of female cactus-bugs.
Yes, that is certainly red light emergency spending.
$18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration.
Thug Obama is concerned about his image? It's apparently politics as usual. Yes, Obama is a thug; a Chicago Style political thug if ever there was one.
Are you kidding me?
".... few politically-knowledgeable Americans could articulate anything resembling a Republican agenda, vision or leadership; they couldn't, because there simply is no national GOP vision, agenda or leadership." This election will be a vote against Democrats more than a vote FOR Republicans.
Inside a freezer, the woman - who was a long-time volunteer at the school - had apparently stored the bodies of six dead cats, a couple of dead goldfish, a hamster, a gerbil, a lizard and even a spider. All were wrapped up in plastic bags.
Making you a bit uncomfortable about sending your kids off to a government school, isn't it?
Anyone looking for huge amounts of free chocolate should book a flight to Armenia's capital next month. That's when the world's largest chocolate bar will be up for grabs in Yerevan's main square. The Guinness Book of World Records certified the chocolate bar.
Which part of this story do you find more shocking: The fact that Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in overdue taxes at the end of last year or the fact that there are 18,000 Capitol Hill employees?
Just as I suspected. Why is the media giving the irrelevant attention seeking moron any attention at all?
Which Economy Would You Choose?
A) An economy that's controlled and guided by the actions of millions of individual workers and consumers acting freely in making daily decisions on which consumer services and products they wish to consume with producers and service providers making their economic decisions based on the actions of these free consumers. An economy where an individual is free to generate as much wealth as they can through hard work and good decision making. An economy where the general belief is that it is not the responsibility of the politicians and the government to create the jobs. An economy where the private sector, and more specifically small businesses, are recognized, encouraged and honored as the principal creators of jobs.
B) An economy that is controlled by lobbyists and politicians who make decisions on what consumer items and services will be available, and at what cost, based primarily on the effect of those decisions on the popularity of the politician. An economy where politicians will determine what consumer goods are made available, what they will cost, who will get to purchase them. An economy where these same politicians will determine how much you are allowed to earn through your economic activity and how much wealth you will be allowed to accumulate.
Anyone with any love of freedom at all should have no difficulty figuring this one out.
The entire economic crash was centered around a collapse in the U.S. real estate market. This collapse was caused by tens of millions of homeowners suddenly finding themselves completely unable to make payments on their mortgage loans, payments that had increased due to adjustable rate mortgages.
If you want to point the finger at the people most responsible for our current economy, figure out where Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are right now and point in that general direction.
And, while we're at it (and to increase the insensitivity a bit - facts can be painful and generate voluminous amounts of hate mail), when are we going to actually explore the role of Barney Frank's boyfriend in this mess? At the very same time that the Republicans were trying to rein in Fannie and Freddie (Yes, they tried albeit unsuccessfully), Barney's lover was working for Fannie Mae in the very Fannie Mae program that was encouraging these irresponsible loans. Is that why Barney opposed reform? Let's change the scenario a bit and have a congressman protecting Fannie Mae while his girlfriend was working there. Do you think someone might have suggested investigating the situation?
This PC nonsense is destroying us.
Just like a child throwing a temper tantrum when he doesn't get what he wants, the peaceful Imam of the NYC mosque is threatening us with violence if the mosque has to move. Looks like the Imam could use some anger management.
The cuddly creatures could have anything from bipolar disorder to depression and even come with a personalized medical history sheet and a plan for how they should be treated!
And if you buy one, you just might be certifiably crazy.
New York real estate mogul Donald Trump on Thursday offered to buy the proposed site of a mosque near Ground Zero, seeking to end what has become a nationwide controversy.
Commuters' clothing, pockets, bags and vehicles to be randomly searched.
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin
Sheriffs in North Carolina want access to a medical database. The database contains records of state residents who use prescription drugs.
Some people think it's fantastic that the Imperial Federal Government will control the national medical records database. The same justifications were used for "Click It or Ticket" easily provide the template and soften us up for other forms of government control over our lives. Seatbelts, prescription medication, what's next?
This Florida nut job pastor is playing the media like an old banjo.
This is what happens to a police officer who tries to disarm a thug who was "only carrying a knife." As the Dallas, DEA agent says, "Always bring a gun to a knife fight."
I never thought I would see the day where John F. Kennedy would look like an appealing option.
He was arrested for protecting his property and family.
Do we really need one of these?
In the first 19 months of the Obama presidency, the federal debt increased by $2.5260 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the national debt amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan.
Something to be really proud of?
The owner of the Olde Salty restaurant, Brenda Armes said, "It has been a good thing for us. It has brought us in more customers than it has ever kept away."
Gotta love it.
On the grounds of a government school in Colorado, a high school student in Northglenn High School was ticketed by campus security and told to remove the large American flags flying from the student's pickup truck. The reason cited from the security guard: "She said this is a school that focuses on diversity and she doesn't want anyone to feel uncomfortable." Uncomfortable?
The very idea that someone should display pride in his country in this manner on government property is distasteful to our current rulers. Perhaps if we were to replace the rulers with leaders things might change.
With government school idiocy like this, what are people doing sending their children to the government to be educated (indoctrinated) in the first place?
Authorities have arrested the final suspect in Sunday's execution-style killing of an Ingles security guard during a robbery.
Another thug that needs to go away; the sooner (and the more painful) the better.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "All of this will not only create jobs now, but will make our economy run better over the long haul." - Barack Obama on his non-stimulus stimulus plan
Fact: A Joint Congressional Economic Committee begs to differ. Obama's big-government responses to our economic woes simply aren't working Stimulus I was a flop. If it were otherwise we wouldn't have seen a net loss of 54,000 jobs last month. Do you need a further reminder as to where some of the previous stimulus dollars went?
$6.1 million in federal funding for a new visitors center at the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge
$700,000 for a professor at Northwestern University to create computer software that tells jokes (I thought we already had plenty of jokes in congress and the White House)
$89,000 on a sidewalk that leads to a ditch in Boynton, Oklahoma
$554,763 for the National Forest Service to replace windows in a closed visitor center at Mount St. Helens
$762,372 to create "Dance Draw" interactive dance software
$1.9 million for international ant research
$200,000 to help Siberian communities lobby Russian policymakers
$760,000 to Georgia Tech to study improvised music
$700,000 to study why monkeys respond negatively to inequity
$363,760 to help NIH promote the positive impacts of stimulus projects
$456,663 to study the circulation of Neptune's atmosphere
Limbaugh is right. Obama is a "blithering novice." Excellent description from the Godfather. But to hear Democrats tell it, every single GOP candidate has personally raped Mother Teresa. Her daughter as well.
Political hacks and their sheeple.
Yes, I said financial monkey business.
Parasailing. Not something I want to try. You're at the mercy of the driver and one gust of wind in the wrong direction and you're like a rock in a napkin.
Young dude throws first punch on a white-bearded guy on an Oakland, CA bus. Then gets it back, plus some. WARNING: bad language.
The Select Board has rejected a request to fly the commemorative American flags yearly on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Idiocy in the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts!
You are in luck! Your days of being unemployed or slinging French fries has come to an end. The government needs you. The Justice Department, specifically the Drug Enforcement Administration's Atlanta field division is hiring linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations.
Don't say I never did nothin' for ya.
Officials said they found the couple's 5-year-old daughter weighed 158 pounds and could not walk more than 10 feet without wheezing. Police said the girl could not stand up or sit down without assistance.
Officers also said her hair was matted with bugs and police could see "head lice large enough to see while standing above the child."
What is with parents these days? Time to assemble a firing squad.
Have you seen the TV ads for Chantix? It's one of those stop smoking drugs. We're not talking a drug that cures a disease; we're talking about a drug that is nothing more than a replacement for will power.
Here is the warning that is included with every TV ad:
"Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop , stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.
"Some people can have serious skin reactions while taking CHANTIX, some of which can become life-threatening. These can include rash, swelling, redness, and peeling of the skin. Some people can have allergic reactions to CHANTIX, some of which can be life-threatening and include: swelling of the face, mouth, and throat that can cause trouble breathing. If you have these symptoms or have a rash with peeling skin or blisters in your mouth, stop taking CHANTIX and get medical attention right away. Do not take CHANTIX if you have had a serious allergic or skin reaction to CHANTIX.
"The most common side effects include nausea (30%), sleep problems, constipation, gas, and/or vomiting. If you have side effects that bother you or don't go away, tell your doctor.
"You may have trouble sleeping, vivid, unusual, or strange dreams while taking CHANTIX. Use caution driving or operating machinery until you know how CHANTIX may affect you."
Can you believe that someone would subject themselves to this list of dangers and life-threatening situations to quit smoking rather than just making the choice and doing it?
OK, that logical opinion should stimulate a pile of hate mail.
Lynne Rosenthal, a college English professor from Manhattan, said three cops forcibly ejected her from an Upper West Side Starbucks yesterday morning after she got into a dispute with a counterperson -- make that barista -- for refusing to place her order by the coffee chain's rules.
Rosenthal, who is in her early 60s, asked for a toasted multigrain bagel -- and became enraged when the barista at the franchise, on Columbus Avenue at 86th Street, followed up by inquiring, "Do you want butter or cheese?"
"I just wanted a multigrain bagel," Rosenthal told The Post. "I refused to say 'without butter or cheese.' When you go to Burger King, you don't have to list the six things you don't want.
"She would not answer. It was a reasonable question," the worker said.
"She called [the barista] an a- -hole."
I feel sorry for whoever has to put up with this woman on a day-to-day basis.
If I had this house I would move there today, and disappear.
The Future of Our Country?
For the first time in the history of this nation there is reason to believe that your children may not be able to enjoy the standard of living in this country that you have enjoyed, let alone seek to improve on those standards. Mr. Hope and Change very well may have destroyed hope for the next generation, and perhaps several generations of Americans. Will your children have a future of massive government and limited personal liberty?
Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them a chance to install a "dislike" button. Instead, the app adds spam to your Facebook profile. And it tricks you into filling out a survey.
Always be suspicious of untested 3rd party apps.
Justin Bieber posted the phone number of a teenage hacker on Twitter. The hacker had previously obtained his private number from a compromised Twitter account. Thousands of phone calls and texts flooded the hacker's phone.
A few weeks ago I told some kids that the Jonas Brothers' tour bus broke down in the rain and they were staying at a local hotel. Hey, I thought it was funny.
Definitions for the politically correct bastardization of our language
Public Schools - A phrase used to describe schools owned and operated by the government, operating on government property, staffed by government employees, and operating under standards and principles established by government agents. The correct descript phrase would be "Government schools."
Give back - A phrase used to describe charitable giving: Primarily utilized to promote the idea that the money being contributed to the charitable cause was either taken by or given to the contributor rather than earned. The correct descriptive phrase would be "give."
Greedy - Describes one who seeks to make a profit from the sale of a service or product.
In DeKalb County, Georgia there are principals writing books and then buying them for their schools with taxpayer money.
A MAN and woman have been stoned to death in northern Afghanistan after being accused by the Taliban of having an affair. The 23-year-old woman and 28-year-old man were killed because "they had an affair."
Will the Ground Zero Mosque have a stoning pit? Or, could we call it a "mosque pit"?
How much of Obama's travels to these fundraisers will be paid for by the taxpayers? Your tax dollars at work.
A third-grader in Texas who received detention for an entire week for possessing a Jolly Rancher. Talk about over-the-top, zero tolerance rules that could only be enforced by government bureaucrats.
The school is Brazos Elementary in Orchard, Texas. The student is Leighann Adair, a 10 year old student in the third grade. Leighann went to lunch that day and sat down in the cafeteria next to one of her little girlfriends. Her friend's mom packed some jolly ranchers in her lunch. So Leighann's friend gave Leighann one of the jolly ranchers. This is when a teacher noticed that Leighann had the jolly rancher in the lunch room, walked over to Leighann and her friend and confiscated the candy. Then the teacher wrote them up for detention for the entire week! The crime? A state law that bans "minimal nutrition" foods. Now Leighann will spend the rest of the week in detention. She will be separated from her classmates during lunch and recess.
The best thing Leighann's mother could do would be to keep her daughter out of school for the next week and then never drop her off there again. Enroll her in a private school where she won't be subject to this type of asinine, zero common sense mentality.
Chase Shaw died in a car accident in December, at age 22, near the Saints Avenue Café he managed in Canton, Mo. He was laid to rest in a Cardinals jersey and hat, with a Cardinals bat and ball inside of a Cardinals casket, which was placed inside a burial vault adorned with the Cardinals logo, in a plot near their home in Hannibal, Mo. "If we could've gotten a Cardinals logo on his headstone, I would've done that, too," Steve Shaw said. "We live the Cardinals."
He dresses as the shaggy-haired dog in a full-sized Boomer suit made of shredded paper.
All of the money collected from every American's paycheck throughout all of our careers is now gone. Social Security is now and always has been a glorified Ponzi scheme.
The US government has been involved in a massive global warming scandal, showing astounding temperature fraud with increases averaging 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Government involved in fraud? How could that possibly happen?
Researchers have figured out the mathematical formula for solving a Rubik's Cube. The Rubik's Cube can be solved in just 20 steps. The solution works on all 43 quintillion potential configurations.
Your tax dollars at work: $126,000 over the past two years to a University of Washington study.
GET READY TO RUMBLE
Former WWE Exec Linda McMahon winner of CT GOP Senate Primary will face AG Blumenthal.
Are you surprised? Your government at work!
Robert Sarver, the owner of the Phoenix Suns, spouted off in opposition to the Arizona Immigration bill
What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good idea just who the gate-crashers are, but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn't be ejected. Furthermore; what if Suns' ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?
As cereal lovers sat down to enjoy their bowls of Froot Loops, Honey Smacks, Apple Jacks and Corn Pops, they had no idea they were about to eat a petrochemical called 2-methylnaphthalene. This chemical is "a constituent of petroleum, automobile exhaust, waste water from coal gasification, coke and shale oil production " and other similarly bizarre sources. So what was 2-methylnaphthalene doing in boxes of Kellogg cereals?
It turns out this chemical was most likely released from the wax paper cereal liners that hold the cereal. This could have been due to the heating of the wax paper when it's sealed. This causes the off-gassing of chemicals which can then be absorbed by the cereal itself.
Prior to 1913, there was no federal income tax. The states had rights and representation in Washington DC, there was no Federal Reserve Bank, and the federal government lived under the enumerated powers afforded within the US Constitution. What a difference one year can make.
Here's a stat for you to digest: Every year, 60,000 babies are born to illegal mothers and gain US citizenship. And that is just in Texas.
Hey Tiger, the new facial hair isn't working all that well for you. And for that matter, not much else is either.
An airport hotel clerk killed a would-be robber Sunday afternoon during an exchange of gunfire that also left the clerk wounded.
The criminal picked the wrong victim and is now taking the eternal celestial dirt nap. Let's hope the clerk recuperates soon.
Government officials in Oregon shut down a little girl's lemonade stand because she was operating without a license.
Are you surprised by this government idiocy?
Apparently this station did a story was about how much Disney charges for admission to it parks in Orlando. As I understand it one of the anchors expressed her disgust with the admission prices by opining that Disney had made enough profit.
There you have it from newscasters on major market television stations, we have government educated citizens expressing their disgust with those who actually go out and try to earn a profit. Profit is the essence of economic liberty and free enterprise.
I guess that's why they call it the boob tube.
Wyclef Jean is running for president of Haiti. How about giving Haiti to Obama and letting Wyclef be OUR president. Couldn't possibly hurt anything.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "It's very obvious that people have a lack of understanding of our health care reform bill ... The more people learn about this bill, the more they like it." - Harry Reid
Fact: How hdifficult is it to understand the concept of the government forcing you to purchase a consumer product, or penalizing you if you chose not to? How much of the ObamaCare bill do you have to read to grasp that concept? What an idiot! The problem is that the American people understand ObamaCare all too well. They can spot an expensive, big government scheme when they see one. The most brain-dead government educated fool could understand the implications of a bill like ObamaCare.
Irvin Good Jr. pulled the target-shooting game after receiving a complaint from a Massachusetts woman attending a fair in Roseto.
I'll bet the woman who complained is a real bundle of joy.
Harvard should kick this cute little co-ed out of school. Should, but probably won't.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "You have a perfect economic storm that's hit our middle class directly in every region, every segment of this country." - Barack Obama
Fact: Perfect for only one thing. Perfect for government to swoop in and solve all of your problems. But that ALWAYS comes with a price of more government, more taxes, and more redistribution. In the end you are to believe that you would never have weathered the storm without your trusty government officials there to guide you. This is a prime example of never letting a good crisis go to waste. This "perfect economic storm" means that it is perfect for big government.
OK, as difficult as it might be for some people who might have been educated in government schools, let's deal with the facts:
Federal law makes it illegal to cross the border into the United States without legal authorization. The Feds refuse to enforce the law.
Mexicans invade America across the Arizona border. Crime soars in Arizona. A rancher is killed. Phoenix becomes the kidnapping center of the U.S. Drugs flood across the border with the illegals. The Feds do practically nothing.
Finally Arizona passes a law making what is already a crime under federal law a crime under State law.
The Arizona law gives Arizona law enforcement the authority to do what federal law enforcement officers can already do, but aren't.
Obama instructs a lawsuit to be filed citing "usurping federal authority."
A judge decides, the night before the law goes into effect, to usurp Arizona's authority to enforce federal law.
Why do teens text? Because they're like unable to like engage in like actual like verbal conversation. Whatever.
Deplorable methheads can't get more than $25 for a baby? And just look at this idiot woman and her boyfriend.
His viewer is going to be so upset!
Pythons in the everglades? That's nothing. The snakes in Washington are far more troublesome.
Almost 2000 prison inmates get government homebuyer tax credits! Let's let government do it all, why don't we.
"They rapin' everybody out here!"
The first thing John Williams wants you to know about his record-breaking MMA fight this past weekend is, it wasn't a gimmick. It wasn't a novelty act, some cheap ploy to sell tickets or attract headlines.
The 70-year-old from New Brunswick, Canada became the oldest person to ever compete in a professional MMA bout when he took on 49-year-old former pro wrestler Larry Brubaker on July 24 in Moncton. On paper it sounds like a carnival act, but the fight was serious business, Williams said, done to prove a serious point.
"I was trying to bring attention to the fact that when a person becomes a senior, society kind of pushes them out of the loop. The attitude toward them is that they're dumb, they can't do anything, physically they're just vegetables, and they're sort of shunned by society," Williams told MMA Fighting. "I wanted to find a way to show that life isn't over at 55 or 60 years old. You're not useless or obsolete."
It's hard to believe that A.J. Vizzi spent nearly $200,000 defending his right to park his own pickup truck in his own driveway.
Senator Lieberman has stated that the idea behind the impending new law was to copy (or mimic) China's stringent policies of policing and controlling the free flow of information through the use of censorship and coercion.
That a U.S. senator would feel comfortable stating publicly that we should copy China, a nation with a notorious track record for civil liberties, is troubling.
CHELSEA CLINTON'S WEDDING
People should mind their own business.
Have the wedding anywhere you want, as long as you aren't trespassing. Spend as much money as you want. If you spend $3,000,000, that's fine. That money will end up in the pockets of a lot of middle age wage earners. Spend $600,000 on a tent if you wish. There are a lot of people who earned a living making that tent. Without a demand for those tents for big deals like this wedding those people might be unemployed. In fact, spend $5 million on this wedding if you have it. Get the money from wherever you want, as long as you don't steal it. Dress her in pink, beige or red, white and blue. I don't care as long as she's dressed.
Worry about something that might actually have an effect on your life.
Your tax dollars at work.
At least $200,000 was spent for officials to visit Florida and Palm Springs golf resorts to attend conferences.
The Youngstown, Ohio, Northside Weed and Seed sponsors a Criminal Justice Fair that includes a doughnut-eating contest featuring city police.
Your tax dollars at work.
Guards and officials at a prison in northern Mexico let inmates out, lent them guns and allowed them to use official vehicles to carry out drug-related killings.
Mucho loco la cabeza. No extra charge for the Spanish lingo.
Senator John Kerry snapped at reporters who were pressing the senior Senator from Massachusetts on why he's avoided paying Massachusetts taxes on his new $7 Million yacht. When pressed on why he hasn't paid the estimated $500,000 tax bill on his new boat which has been spotted throughout Massachusetts, Senator Kerry snapped, "It depends upon who owns it, now can I get out of here please."
If you tried to avoid paying your taxes, the IRS would be coming after you. How far will Kerry go to hide his taxable assets.
Clearwater Beach's lifeguards are in great shape. Most were competitive swimmers in college. They routinely swim, run and lift weights to maintain their edge.
But government regulations are requiring that their headquarters on the beach be made handicapped-accessible, even though the only people who ever use the two-story building are the lifeguards.
Another example of your tax dollars at work.
Can you believe this government outrage?
"There is no need to stand on your own two feet when government provides you with a chair, paid for by someone else." - George Dorunda
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said in his state United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield have stopped issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state have done likewise.
Question: Why is this happening?
Answer: Starting later this year, ObamaCare requires insurers who DO insure children individually to accept children regardless of medical problems.
This government takeover of healthcare in the United States has absolutely nothing to do with your healthcare or your ability to procure it. It has everything to do with growing the size of government, making you more dependent on government and making politicians in Washington even more powerful.
Do you believe me know?
Regarding this Big Bang that is supposed to be moment of creation for our universe from nothing, I just have one question I would like to have answered:
Moocher alert! Swindlers, scammers and even a few strippers are flocking to the Gulf Coast in search of a piece of the $20 billion BP has set aside to compensate residents for spill-related losses.
Instead of using coastal residents put out of work by the oil disaster, BP has been employing cheap prison labor.
Grammy-winning U.S. rock band Kings of Leon cut short their Friday night concert in St. Louis after a pigeon dropping landed in bassist Jared Followill's mouth.
The band walked off stage at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater after playing just three songs.
Here's your answer. Warning: F-bombs. At least Ralph Macchio has a sense of humor.
Hayden Panettiere, the cheerleader on Heroes, shows us how to open a bottle of champagne. -4 for getting it in her eyes.
I think you're doing it wrong.
Old Glory won't be flying in the window of an Iraq War veteran's apartment anymore. Charlie Price and his wife Dawn were forced to remove the American flag from their window or be evicted from their apartment complex.
"It's ridiculous," Dawn said. "I couldn't believe that in America someone would be told that they can't fly the American flag."
If they did not remove it completely by Saturday or make sure it wasn't visible from outside, they would be evicted. Dawn begrudgingly compromised with her apartment manager and placed a cloth between her flag and the window so that it wasn't visible from outside her unit.
A mobile phone company has suspended the number 0888 888 888 - after every single person assigned to it died in the last 10 years.
A New York man who forgot to feed the parking meter after his daughter was born in the backseat of his van says he plans to fight the $35 ticket.
The parents said they arrived at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and Caceres parked the car after paramedics helped Johanna and newborn Miah into the hospital. He said he forgot to feed the parking meter, resulting in a $35 parking ticket.
Fact: The cap on the oil well is 5,000 feet (that's almost a mile for those who were recently educated in government schools) below the surface. The media will create panic about anything for ratings.
Imagine being ordered by airport security government workers to put your very expensive watch on a scanning belt, over your objections. Then imagine going to retrieve it and it's gone.
A Baker County woman says that experience at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia last year cost her a $24,000 Rolex her husband saved up to buy her on her 50th birthday.
The Ann Arbor City Council in Michigan is threatening fire firefighters. It has eliminated crucial city positions. Why? Budget cuts.
But somehow the city has $850,000 to commission a German artist to build a three-piece water sculpture that would go in front of the new police and courts building right by the City Hall.
Why are taxpayers abused this way? This is what happens when you let government political hacks control other people's money. That is the basis of our current problems with government.
Why do more people, according to a CBS poll, believe that Elvis is still alive than think that the so-called "stimulus" has worked? Because in reality, there is a better chance that Elvis is still alive than that the "stimulus" has been as effective as the Obama administration claims. And what about the bailouts? It became clear this week, as new numbers were released, that the total cost of the bailouts - aid to auto makers, the housing market, Federal Reserve programs, Fannie and Freddie, AIG, and so on - is closer to $3.7 trillion than the often cited $787 billion.
There is a growing consensus in America, that government is completely out of touch, and it isn't just because the President chartered a private jet to fly his dog, Bo, and his personal assistant, Reggie, out to meet the first family at their vacation spot in Maine recently. It's because politicians in Washington don't have any qualms about getting on television every week and lying to you instead of listening to you.
YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THAT LAW?
Let me run over this one for you. We're about to be besieged by campaign commercials on television and radio. Did you know that broadcasters have absolutely no legal right to censor these ads? That's right! A candidate for office can say absolutely anything he or she wants to in a broadcast campaign ad. A racist candidate could just sit there and repeatedly shout out the "N" word followed by "I'm So-and-So, and I approved this message." The radio station has to run it. Another candidate could describe a completely untrue sexual encounter - in vivid detail - he claims his opponent had with a Water Buffalo and a Giraffe at the local zoo just a few days ago and it goes on the air.
Maybe someday I'll run for office just so I can say some of the things I've always wanted to say but couldn't.
Gotta have one. Or maybe two.
Uncommon common sense from a federal judge.
They're actually in the process of filming the first part of an Atlas Shrugged trilogy?
The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials says that "illegal alien" is comparable to the "N" word. I thought the "S" word equaled the "N" word, but then I'm not in the Hispandering business.
Where did we go from "Illegal Alien?" We have:
However, we've now advanced as a PC society. It's time to get on board with the new term to be used when referring to illegal aliens. This comes to us from the U.S. Forest Service. More specifically, from Rita Vollmer, the Assistant Public Affairs Officer for the Forest Service at the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California.
This from the Forest Service's news release:
"During the raid, a U.S. Forest Service K-9 team located Gauldry Almonte-Hernandez, a Displaced Foreign Traveler from Michoacan, Mexico who had tried to flee the area and hide while officers were performing entry into the marijuana garden."
So, the Forest Service, or at least this one public affairs officer, now thinks we should refer to illegal aliens as displaced foreign travelers. It's just nonsense completely fitting of a government worker.
I don't mean credit cards or loans. I mean your share of the debt caused by the runaway spending of our Imperial Federal government. Well, that would be $72,000. Imagine what your family could do with $72,000 to spend or invest as you choose, rather than owe. Talk about an economic stimulus. But this is the reality we are facing and the current political hacks in Washington are too frightened (or obstinate) to do anything about it. This isn't just a Democrat problem; the Republicans were the majority for how many years in Washington? Nobody did a darn thing about it then. In fact, they managed to exacerbate the problem by doubling the size of government. But this problem has truly come to a head and the time is quickly approaching when something will have to be done. But remember that political hacks have one main goal: maintain power.
They're right. Politicians. Government. These people are the problem, they are not the solution, nor, for the most part, do they have the solutions. The problem is that these politicians (or as I like to refer to them: political hacks) have the executive power of government to enforce their "policies" and "solutions" on the people. And it takes a really large, huge ego to even run for office, let alone serve in Washington. These gigantic egos are going to use their government police power to implement policies that will get THEM the credit for anything they can lay claim to. Unfortunately, these politicians are so full of themselves that they can't even realize that THEY are the problem.
Taxpayers have paid out nearly $1 million per year in settlements to congressional employees who have been harassed or otherwise treated badly by their political bosses over the past 14 years.
How is this any different than how these politicians treat their constituents? Each and every day, these politicians showed up for work and managed to plunder the earnings and the future potential of their constituents. Shouldn't we be asking for our money back in "compensation"?
If a congressional staffer can sue for abuse, why not a constituent?
Stimulus funds that were meant for government education were instead spent on movie tickets and trips to water parks.
Sending tweets that the government doesn't like? That will get you thrown in jail for 11 years in Venezuela.
This video depicts a Holocaust survivor-flanked by a handful of younger family members-dancing at several concentration camps, with a cover of "I Will Survive" in the background.
This is a lovely middle finger to the Nazis.
A 25-year-old Santa Ana woman was sentenced to a year in jail Friday for sending hundreds of threatening text messages - to herself.
Jeanne Manunga sent herself hundreds of threatening text messages. She then blamed them on an ex-boyfriend and his sister-in-law. Both were arrested. Manunga is serving time for fraud and making a false police report.
At least I don't have to fabricate my hate mail as I get plenty of crazed messages every week. You know, from those wonderful, positive, kind, open-minded people.
This guy is definitely doing it wrong. Warning: Mild bad word.
I love animals, but this is a bit over the top!
The real reason Lebron James is moving to Florida:
The rate in Akron, Ohio is a little over 7%. Florida has no income tax.
The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Cause? The government don't need no stinking cause.
My friend Sean Hannity is bringing his 'Hannity Freedom Concert' to the Gwinnett Arena in Georgia Friday, August 13th. This year's concert will feature rock and roll legend Lynyrd Skynyrd, the southern rockers famous for their hit singles "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". Also enjoy others like the Charlie Daniels Band, and, of course, Sean Hannity. Get your tickets before they're sold out. It's all for a great cause: The Freedom Alliance.
Record Heat In DC
It was 104 degrees in Washington DC last week. Good. I love it when it's absolutely miserable in that absolutely miserable city amid those absolutely miserable political hacks.
Postage stamp prices are on the way up again. And this time they want to increase prices and cut service. Only in government.
Tort lawyers lie. They say their product liability suits are good for us. But their lawsuits rarely make our lives better. They make lawyers and a few of their clients better off -- but for the majority of us, they make life much worse.
John Stossel doesn't have much good to say about "parasitic tort lawyers."
I fully recognize that a valuable role is played by lawyers when someone is injured due to the negligence of another. However, there's been a change in our legal system. Today, many lawyers are little more than extortion agents. They find someone with a grievance, no matter how minor, and start filing the lawsuits. The expectation and the reality is that many of the companies being sued will determine that they will be better off just paying a little money to make the lawsuit go away. No matter the merits of the suit, just make it go away. We need a loser pays system. That would mean if you file your ill-advised or spurious lawsuit and if you don't prevail in court you are going to pay the legal costs of the person or the company you sued. At present, if you file your lawsuit and if you lose you just walk away. In the meantime the company you sued has to suffer the high legal costs.
Here is a surprise: The United States is the ONLY major nation without a loser pays legal system. This needs to be changed, but probably won't. Remember the political hacks are bought and paid for by the trial lawyers.
While many Americans are feeling the pain of expired unemployment benefits, some have gotten a good chunk more than they were legally eligible for.
Government in action.
New Yorkers are among the most generous donors to a legal defense fund set up to fight President Obama's challenge to Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
The Asheville Citizen-Times: How Patriotic Are You?
1. What is the date that the Declaration of Independence was signed?
2. What document is the legal framework of the United States?
3. Who wrote the words to the "Star Spangled Banner"?
4. What is the Pledge of Allegiance?
5. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
6. What is the number of original Colonies?
7. Who was the first president of the United States?
8. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
9. Who is the current governor of North Carolina?
10. What is the motto of North Carolina?
There are only two questions out of the ten that are worth spending more than one nano-second in answering. Those would be questions 2 and 8. People do need to know that the Constitution is, or is supposed to be, the legal framework of the United States, and if you are at all interested in voting it might serve you well to know that the minimum age is 18. The other eight questions are worthless bits of information that do not make one either knowledgeable or patriotic.
Now, here are some better questions:
Forget when the Declaration of Independence was signed; tell me why it was signed? What were the signers trying to accomplish?
What does the Declaration of Independence say the people can do when a government becomes destructive to the ends of liberty?
Which article of the Constitution restricts the powers of the government to only those specifically set forth in the Constitution?
Describe the circumstances under which Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the Star Spangled Banner?
Do you believe people living in a free country ought to be compelled to recite a pledge of allegiance to that country? Why?
Was the Revolutionary War supported by a majority of the Colonists?
Where in our Constitution is it stated that anyone has a right to vote for the office of President of the United States?
How did our original Constitution provide for the appointment of Senators?
Explain the difference between a democracy and a constitutional republic.
Was our country founded to be a country of majority rule?
Can you imagine what our country would be like today if the majority did rule?
Aren't you glad the majority doesn't rule?
Why does it matter in the grand scheme of things who the governor of North Carolina is?
What possible benefit could you gain by memorizing the motto of the State of North Carolina, or any other state for that matter?
How many times can the word "democracy" found in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution?
How many times can the word "democracy" found in the constitutions of any of the 50 states?
How did the political class manage to fool the people of the United States into supporting a Constitutional Amendment creating an income tax?
Does the "freedom of press" clause in the First Amendment apply to the broadcast media?
Do most people get their news from agencies licensed to operate by the federal government?
If the Bill of Rights was written to limit the rights of government and to guarantee certain rights in the individual, try to explain why so many people seem to think that the 2nd Amendment was written to limit the rights of individuals and guarantee the rights of government?
Does the First Amendment protect speech that some people might find offensive?
Explain how our Republic was threatened when Janet Jackson showed the world that she likes to wear a Japanese throwing star on the nipple of her left breast.
In its never-ending attempt to fabricate "mental disorders" out of every human activity, the psychiatric industry is now pushing the most ridiculous disease they've invented yet: Healthy eating disorder.
This is no joke: If you focus on eating healthy foods, you're "mentally diseased" and probably need some sort of chemical treatment involving powerful psychotropic drugs.
So attempting to avoid chemicals, dairy, soy and sugar now makes you a mental health patient? Yep. According to these "experts." If you actually take special care to avoid pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified ingredients like soy and sugar, there's something wrong with you.
More proof that being a member of the present day psychiatric industry is the real mental disorder.
A man who deputies say burglarized a home got more than he bargained for when the gun-toting, tough-talking homeowner caught and held him until deputies showed up.
Ken Easler, 73, said he went into his home on Jones Road before heading to the farmer's market on Saturday morning when he heard someone inside the house.
Easler said when he went into the house, he heard someone upstairs. He grabbed his gun and waited for the person to come downstairs.
"I put the clip in and jacked one in the chamber, and when I did, he had already started down the steps. He sat down. He sat down and held onto the rail. (He) started saying stuff like, 'I had to use the bathroom so bad.'"
Easler ushered him through the house at gunpoint.
"I put him in the bathroom and I told him, I said, 'If you close the door,' I said, 'I'm going to fill it full of bullet holes, so don't close the door.'"
"At one point, he started faking a cry like a baby would cry. I said, 'Shut up, that don't work either.' I said, 'You became a man when you came in my house.' and I said, 'I don't want to hear no crying.'"
The 73-year-old said he wasn't worried during his encounter with Nickerson.
"I knew I had it under control because when I told him put his hands up, I told him, 'Don't you take them down.' I said, 'If you do, I'm going to shoot you.'"
Another happy ending. I love it when a crime ends right.
Write bad checks, die a slow painful death in prison with no medical care.
Principals say that recognizing multiple valedictorians reduces pressure and competition among students, and is a more equitable way to honor achievement.
Reduce competition? Equity? No wonder this country is going down the crapper.
Instead of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors, the corner-cutting people-counters mined the phone book and Internet to make up answers to questionnaires.
They must have been trained by the local ACORN office.
Obama is a Taxing Machine
He's raised taxes on the middle class. He's raising taxes on businesses.In Obama's world if it moves, you tax it, and if it stands still, you get a union worker to paint it and call it a stimulus project.
Joe Biden calls a custard store manager a "smartass" after he asks the Vice President to lower taxes.
In the mind of a political hack like Biden, you are a "smartass" if you want to keep more of the money that you earned.
West argued the Arizona immigration law is not necessary at the moment because the state "is a ways removed from the border".
Political hack idiocy. Peggy West of Milwaukee demonstrating her exceptional knowledge of geography during a meeting. People of Milwaukee should be ashamed.
Two adults were arrested and up to 20 people have now been identified in a Wednesday brawl among parents during a kindergarten graduation ceremony at Puesta Del Sol Elementary School.
Now when I went to kindergarten we didn't have a graduation ceremony. Assistant superintendent Mills said, "We cannot control the parents' behavior." Parents can't control themselves, how can they control the kids?
Parent's comment: Monifa (ph) wanted to sit all of her family up front. Juanita had 13 spaces saved. Monifa said she'd paid but Juanita didn't have an EBT card reader on her. Her son hadn't stolen it yet.
California welfare recipients using state-issued debit cards withdrew more than $1.8 million in taxpayer cash on casino floors between October 2009 and last month.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issues an executive order requiring recipients to promise they will use cash benefits only to meet basic subsistence needs.
Keep Lowering The Standards At Government Schools
Wouldn't you like to post something on the trunk of your car announcing to the world "I'm delusional?" Maybe a bumper sticker! No problem at all. Your child's government school hands them out. They say something like: "My child is an honor student at the Ted Kennedy Middle School." A so-called "honor student" at your typical government school today is little more than a child who has demonstrated an ability to utter the phrase "Would you like French fries with that?"
OK, let the hate mail begin.
A proposed law would give the president power to kill the Internet. This means forcing service providers to halt public Internet access. The law was designed with national security in mind. But it will face strong opposition. More companies are moving services to the Internet. But what happens when the Internet goes down?
The road will lead straight to the Fantasy Land.
The Chicopee City Council will call in four businesses to discuss their licenses because of concerns they are improperly using their scrolling electronic message boards.
But even the City Council is not that clear on what the owners of electronic signs can do. Councilor James K. Tillotson said he frequently passes a church that runs inspirational messages on the signs and questioned if that is allowed.
Let's analyze this so that even the city counselors can understand it. I own a business. I put up a sign. Under the 1st amendment, I have the right to put any message I choose on my sign, including my opinion that the city counselors continue to behave like room temperature IQ idiots.
The bill would give the president emergency powers to seize control of or shut down portions of the Internet.
Any private company reliant on "the Internet, the telephone system or any other component of the U.S. information infrastructure" would be "subject to command" by the agency.
Just what we need, a political hack controlling communication.
Arizona is spending $1.25 million to build bridges for endangered squirrels over a mountain road so they don't become roadkill and then monitor their health.
The money is being spent, officials said, because cars kill about five of these squirrels each year.
Another $160,000 will be spent on cameras to monitor the bridges, and the rest of the money will fund a project to monitor the rodents.
That works out to about $5,000 per squirrel.
What could be more outrageous than this government spending story?
Right in the middle of the cleanup effort the United States Coast Guard thinks it would be a nifty time to have a little safety inspection of the skimming vessels being used. Oh yeah! The Coast Guard had to make sure that these boats had fire extinguishers and a life jacket for every person on board. So the boats were ordered into port and sidelined for about 24 hours while the Coast Guard conducted their safety inspection.
I've seen government do some amazingly stupid things, but this takes the cake. No private sector company would ever pull an insane stunt like this. This is the type of idiocy that can only come from government.
What's up next? Fire trucks are on the way to a fire. Some DOT safety inspector is cruising down the road and sees the trucks. He figures that this might be a good time for a safety inspection. Besides, he notes that one of the brake lights is broken. So, he pulls the fire truck over for an inspection. Meanwhile, the building keeps burning.
What's the point?
Obama went to the groundbreaking of a road project in Columbus, Ohio, Friday to show that his massive stimulus package is still churning out jobs -- a "good news" story that was anything but for some construction workers who were trying to figure out how to make up for the payday they lost due to the president's visit.
The workers were told not to report to their construction project at a nearby hospital Friday, because the Secret Service was shutting it down for security reasons. They also were told that they would not get paid for the forced day off.
Obama's trip to Columbus probably cost taxpayers between $500,000 and $1 million.
Air Force One alone bills out at $100,000 per hour, and the round trip is nearly two hours. Adding to the cost are military aircraft to carry limos and secret service vehicles, Marine One on standby, Secret Service, local police and other factors.
A Southwest Airlines employee called police after finding human heads in a package set to be transported to a Fort Worth medical research company.
Christan Morales says her son just wanted to honor American troops when he made a hat decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.
But the hat ran afoul of the district's no-weapons policy because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny weapons.
"His teacher called and said it wasn't appropriate because it had guns," Morales said.
Government school idiocy strikes again!
Yesterday Obama met with BP executives at the White House for 20 whole minutes! It's day 57 of the spill, and the BP execs get 20 minutes. But what was agreed upon in the meeting should have you far more outraged. While Obama has zero legal authority to seize $20 billion in funds from BP, he resorted to the next best thing: intimidation. Unfortunately our federal government has managed to find a way to do what it wants, despite any limitations placed on it by the Constitution or our laws of the land. Some pundits have gone as far as to say that Obama has managed to create his own sense of a legal system. So BP saw the writing on the wall and agreed to the $20 billion fund. This fund, as Obama stated, would be run by an "independent party." That "independent party" just happens to be an Obama appointed czar. Who signs his checks? The government. Only an ObamaZombie will buy this "independent" nonsense. Feinberg is there to please Obama first and to address a sense of fairness second.
However, in order to pay for this fund, BP has indeed decided to suspend paying dividends to its shareholders for the rest of the year. Those dividends keep a lot of British pensioners afloat. But on top of the $20 billion fund, BP will also set aside $100 million to compensate oil field workers for lost wages. Why is this? By the maligned rules of government logic, it is inevitably BP's fault that the Obama administration has called for a six month moratorium on drilling. This moratorium affects thousands of workers who will now be compensated by the government, out of a BP account.
Now I'm not suggesting in any way that BP should escape liability for the damages it caused. I am saying that we have a legal system to address those liabilities. BP had initiated and was handling a claims process on its own. But Obama could not stand by and watch a huge corporation actually address its responsibilities in this manner. Government had to be a player. The narrative of the evil corporation doing right only under the watchful eye of an omnipotent government must not be lost here.
It was a Godfather-style, $20 billion shakedown in the White House. Let's watch over the coming months and see how many improper payments are made to fraudsters with BP's money.
Clear Creek sheriff's deputies on Thursday arrested a rafting guide for swimming to a stranded young rafter who had tumbled from his boat on Clear Creek.
Ryan Daniel Snodgrass, a 28-year-old guide with Arkansas Valley Adventures rafting company, was charged with "obstructing government operations," said Clear Creek Sheriff Don Krueger.
"He was told not to go in the water, and he jumped in and swam over to the victim and jeopardized the rescue operation," said Krueger, noting that his office was deciding whether to file similar charges against another guide who was at the scene just downstream of Kermitts Roadhouse on U.S. 6.
Duke Bradford, owner of Arkansas Valley Adventures, said Snodgrass did the right thing by contacting the 13-year-old Texas girl immediately and not waiting for the county's search and rescue team to assemble ropes, rafts and rescuers.
"When you have someone in sight who has taken a long swim, you need to make contact immediately," said Bradford, a 15-year rafting guide and ski patroller from Summit County. "This is just silly. Ryan Snodgrass acted entirely appropriately. These guys came to the scene late and there was a rescue in progress. They came in and took over an existing rescue. To leave a patient on the side of a river while you get your gear out of the car and set up a rescue system you read about in a book is simply not good policy."
"To jump into water and navigate a river in a swiftwater rescue is common. You get into the river and swim. You have to do it," Branford said. "The fact these guys don't understand that is disturbing. Making contact immediately with your victim is essential. It's not about who is in charge. It's about the safety of a 13-year-old girl. You are going to do everything in your power to insure the safety of your guest, and if that means in Idaho Springs you get arrested, well I guess we'll just get arrested."
Government idiocy strikes again!
Gregory Routson is accused of mishandling a corpse, being naked in public, wearing the jacket of a deceased man in front of his family, being intoxicated and partially embalming a corpse and then leaving it un-refrigerated for 13 days.
This is very real to the people whose lives are being profoundly negatively affected by this. But in terms of oil spills, we're not even close to the largest one, which is also in the Gulf, Mexico, Ixtoc 1, early eighties. And, we recovered from that. Additionally, this spill to date is smaller than the Mexican spill in 1979.
Not to minimize the spill but to put this into perspective with facts:
The Gulf of Mexico covers 615,000 square miles and contains 660 quadrillion gallons of water.
According to most estimates, the amount of oil leaking from Deepwater Horizon is in the range of 12,000-20,000 barrels per day. Let's assume that this continues until mid-August.
Now, I know most people who were educated in government schools today might be bad at math, but try to follow along.
20,000 barrels/day x 120 days x 42 gallons/barrel = 100.8 million gallons of oil released.
100.8 million divided by 660 quadrillion is one gallon of oil for every 6.6 billion gallons of water in the Gulf.
That's the equivalent of roughly one-millionth of an ounce of oil in a typical bathtub full of water.
Therefore, most of the water volume in the Gulf of Mexico will not be affected. In fact, much of the oil, the plumes beneath the surface a hundred miles away and 24 miles long, at some point is going to be dissipated, eaten alive by microorganisms.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sending private signals that she is willing to support watering down the powers of the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Seething with anger, Obama is hoping that you will put aside all rational and logical thinking skills and actually believe that government - an entity not in the oil business - will be able to handle this crisis more efficiently than BP. Maybe this one will be the exception! But if I were you, I wouldn't bet whatever is left of your 401(k). In the dictionary of common sense, waste, fraud and abuse are synonyms for government.
Here are a few facts:
The federal government made at least $72 billion in improper payments in 2008. Are you grasping that figure? Now we have the exalted Obama demanding $20 billion from BP so that the government can be in charge of handling claims. This very same government squandered $72 billion in improper payments in 2008? Someone ask BP how much they wasted in improper payments that year.
Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them -- costing taxpayers a total of $123 billion annually -- fail to show any positive impact on the populations they serve. This is no surprise. These programs may have failed to show a positive impact on the people government was intending to help, but they increased the power of government. Therefore, for the political hacks, mission accomplished.
A GAO audit classified nearly half of all purchases on government credit cards as improper, fraudulent, or embezzled. If you ran your household or your business that way you would be bankrupt. Only government can get away with that crap, and it's because you Let government get away with it by continuing to elect the same power-hungry imbeciles who got us into this situation in the first place.
We could go back through history and I guarantee you that you cannot find one government-run program that a rational person could consider efficient.
Obama is living a dream right now. Another wonderful crisis he can exploit to further increase the power of our Imperial Federal Government. Where does this end? Government solution: Let's let politics rather than good business practices decide where the money is going to go.
A speaker leads students in a creepy chant of "I am an Obama Scholar!" at Lincoln Bassett Middle School in New Haven, Connecticut. The chant is part of an educational program called the "Obama Initiative."
Indoctrinate the youth on the glory of government.
Most modern copy machines do retain all the information copied on an internal hard drive. Copiers retain all the information they copy. That includes Social Security numbers, medical information and bank account numbers.
The problem comes after a copier leaves a company. In many cases, companies don't realize information is still inside old copiers. Any copy repair person could pull the information. Or the person who buys it next might know how to do it. There's a lot of susceptible information floating around on copiers. Think about your doctor's office or your bank.
Your personal information is probably on a copier somewhere. In fact, your information is probably on a dozen different copiers at any given time.
WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Overwhelm the system
Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) was approached by a student group trying to do a project, when things got physical. This political hack grabbed the kids arm and wouldn't let go.
This student should file assault charges against this political hack.
So, why don't we boycott Amherst?
Harwin Central Mall: The very first store that you come to when you walk from the lobby of the building into the shopping area had this sign posted on their door. The shop is run by Muslims.
Imam Ali flew one of the planes into the twin towers. Nice peaceful guy?
Try telling me we're not in a religious war!
The card's theme is the solar system and emphasizes the power of the grad to take over the universe, even energy-absorbing black holes.
Welcome to the world of the hyper-offended.
A 7-year-old boy was murdered by the Taliban in because they said he was a spy working for U.S. and NATO forces. The boy was hanged from a tree in southern Afghanistan. The killing, however, may have been an act of retribution. Daoud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the provincial governor of Helmand, said that the killing happened days after the boy's grandfather, Abdul Woodod Alokozai, spoke out against militants in their home village.
How can a 7-year-old be a spy?
You Owe the Government $119,000
America's credit score is getting ready to fall and fall hard. This week, America's national debt crossed the $13 trillion mark for the first time ever. In case you are wondering what this means for you, allow me to put that figure in perspective: Each and every taxpayer in this country now needs to pay $119,000 (plus interest) to pay off the country's debt of $13 trillion. That is up 50% since the Democrats took over Congress four years ago and by the end of next year, each taxpayer's share will go up to $130,000.
As if this situation weren't appalling enough already, it is becoming clearer by the day that the Democrats in Congress don't even plan on passing the annual budget - a little document that sets spending guidelines for the federal government. There is no responsibility more fundamental for Congress than setting the limits and guidelines for what the executive branch is allowed to spend.
Here is the change you voted for. Now, pay your $119,000 bill.
A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet.
The British leaders are furious about what Americans in general and President Obama in particular are saying about BP (BP). Mayor of London Boris Johnson said that Obama is 'anti-British' and Lord Tebbit said 'The whole might of American wealth and technology is displayed as utterly unable to deal with the disastrous spill - so what more natural than a crude, bigoted, xenophobic display of partisan political Presidential petulance against a multinational company.'
Them's fight'n words!
Obama says he's sick and tired of the Washington blame game, but still can't resist doling out piles of blame himself.
Last week's jobs report tanked the stock market; the president took weeks to assert control of the oil spill that threatens doom on the Gulf Coast -- but at the White House the Gatsby-like parties roll on as if happy days were here again.
Tea party favorite Sharron Angle has bounced to an 11-point lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Journalists struggling to document the impact of the oil rig explosion have repeatedly found themselves turned away from public areas.
Ferre says the U.S. spends an "absurd" amount on end-of-life care and should move to a universal system in which the government caps expenditures based on age and medical condition.
Giorgio Galante sent AT&T's CEO an e-mail. The e-mail expressed displeasure with Galante's experience using the service.
"Please don't have one of your $12/hour 'Executive Relations' college students call me -- I've found them to be generally poorly informed (Engadget.com readers know more than they do about AT&T) and they have little authority to do anything sensible," reads a portion of Galante's e-mail to Stephenson.
He got back a harsh cease-and-desist voicemail from AT&T. AT&T has since offered an apology.
A universal children's health insurance program created by Illinois' corrupt former governor is covering mostly illegal immigrants and costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars amid a perplexing $13 billion state budget deficit.
About 75% of the children enrolled in the All Kids Health Care program (also known as KidCare) are illegal aliens and the annual cost of covering them is nearly $55 million, according to a state audit of the 5-year-old insurance program.
5. By law, Katrina was a state and local responsibility, not a federal one. The Gulf oil spill is a federal matter expressly to be handled by the President.
4. President Bush was calling for a mandatory evacuation before Katrina even hit (which the Democrats in charge of every level of government in that state ignored until it was too late). Despite being warned of the magnitude of the Gulf oil spill by the Coast Guard within 24 hours, Obama took almost two weeks to even respond.
3. Bush went to New Orleans 8 times in the first 46 days, and was condemned for not visiting enough by the same people now defending Obama. Obama took 49 days to visit the Gulf region 3 times.
2. Bush was being expected to instantly convert a tiny federal oversight agency (FEMA) into a rapid response military unit that could immediately rush in and rescue an entire city from its incompetent, do-nothing Democrat leaders overnight. Obama is being expected to lift a finger to plug a hole (or to at least get out of the way so state leaders can control the damage with things like sand berms), but apparently prefers attending fundraisers, playing golf, hosting sports teams and delivering commencement speeches instead.
1. Democrats caused this disaster (partly, at least) by requiring all energy exploration to take place so far off the coasts that divers cannot simply go down and fix any problems that occur.
This thief rips a purse from a chick's shoulder and then tries to get away on his motorcycle but little did he know she was friends with the entire village.
Warning: Just because he said it on TV doesn't mean you won't be offended.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "This liberal will be all about ... socializing ... taking over and the government running all of your companies." - Maxine Waters
Fact: Remember how this administration works: never let a good crisis go to waste. The financial collapse, housing, the auto industry, healthcare - the narrative is this: first you have to have to create or exaggerate a "crisis" and then the government swoops in to fix it. By "fix" I mean, take it over. Run it, permanently. Just remember that there is no such thing as "temporary" to the federal government, or any government, for that matter.
Quote: "It's time for the federal government to put BP under temporary receivership, which gives the government authority to take over BP's operations in the Gulf of Mexico until the gusher is stopped. This is the only way the public will know what's going on, be confident enough resources are being put to stopping the gusher, ensure BP's strategy is correct, know the government has enough clout to force BP to use a different one if necessary, and be sure the President is ultimately in charge.
If the government can take over giant global insurer AIG and the auto giant General Motors and replace their CEOs, in order to keep them financially solvent, it should be able to put BP's north American operations into temporary receivership in order to stop one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history." - Robert Reich
Fact: What is Reich snorting? "This is the only way the public will know what's going on?" From government? From the Obama administration? There is so much wrong with this leftist footstool's statement it's hard to know where to begin; but as to the public knowing what's really going on if the feds take over, remember this: The government can legally lie to you. You cannot legally lie to the government.
The greatest damage from the oil spill
The longest lasting damage from this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not going to be tar balls on beaches, oil slicks in marshes, or the loss of jobs along the Gulf coast. Potentially, the greatest damage from this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is going to come from Barack Obama. While we focus on the cleanup efforts and assigning blame, the administration is deciding how it wants to capitalize on this oil spill. Remember the words of Rahm Emanuel: Never let a good crisis go to waste. This is a crisis. Based on the first year of the Obama presidency, he will use this crisis to his advantage and the way he is going to do it is that he will use this incident to pass massive new regulations and taxes on industry and business in the name of global warming, environmentalism and preventing any other disaster of this type.
Right now they are building sand berms in Louisiana, they are using mayonnaise to wash oil off of pelicans, they are hiring fishermen to hunt for tar balls. In the meantime, in the White House Barack Obama and his socialist, anti-free enterprise cadre developing plans for massive new regulations and taxes on business and will present these to the American people: "This is what we have to do to prevent another Deepwater Horizon incident!" This crisis will be used to further the destruction of capitalism and free enterprise, to hamstring private business and to further the cause of redistribution of wealth in this country. That is what this man is about. That is his driving philosophy. That is his reason to exist, to be the man who finally brings capitalism and free enterprise under control. Obama is the man who reigned in those evil rich people in the United States of America and created an egalitarian society where everybody has an equal amount of stuff.
Bikinis, mud and jacked up 4-wheel drive vehicles. What's not to like?
While we were distracted by tar balls and the saga of Al and Tipper, our federal debt surpassed $13 trillion. This is the first time in history that our country has sunk this much into the red. Say what you will about the spending of previous administrations, but there is no doubt that Barack Obama and the Democrats running the clown show in Congress are on a high-speed track to America's financial destruction.
Since the inept Community Organizer has taken the reins in Washington, our government has spent an average of $5 billion a day. That is almost three times as much as the daily average under George W. Bush. This means that so far under Obama's presidency, our national debt has risen $2.4 trillion.
Just yesterday PrezBo had harsh words for the GOP. He criticized them for sitting on the sidelines and not offering any solutions. Perhaps Obama should direct some of that anger towards his fellow Democrats in Congress who have refused to vote on a budget this year. Other than defending our nation, is there a more primary function of government than setting a basic budget for operations? While Obama has managed to appoint a debt commission, what real action do you see these political hacks taking to tackle our debt crisis? The answer is none. This is a crisis that isn't going to win them votes. It isn't going to win them re-election, union support or local memorials in their honor. To tackle this problem it is going to take politicians who are not there because they seek power, but because they want to get this country back on track. Where can you find such selfless people? Certainly not with the people currently running the show in Washington.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "The Arizona laws are not a mistake ... They're not accidental or one person's crazy idea ... There's a concerted effort behind promoting these kinds of laws on a state-by-state basis by people who have ties to white supremacy groups ... It's been documented. It's not mainstream politics. (Legislators) are being approached by folks, who are front organizations for white supremacist hate groups. They propose the language of these bills and get people to carry these bills in the state legislatures." - Rep. Linda Sanchez of California
Fact: "The language of these bills?" The Arizona law merely codifies at the state level the federal laws relating to illegal immigration. But here we have an Hispanic legislator, and the true goal is to open the border. In the minds of people like Sanchez there should be no limits on the numbers of Mexicans and others from Central America swarming into the United States. Pretty soon this lady will be telling us that the only reason we don't want them to vote is because we're racists.
Where do voters find these moonbats? Is there not anyone more capable of handling the duties of representing you in Washington other than this nitwit?
The New York Times is publishing a series of such stories under the rubric, "The New Poor." Last week's installment focused on a 22-year-old unemployed single mom from Arizona who qualified for state-run subsidized child care but was placed on a waiting list because budgetary constraints forced cutbacks in the program.
We feel for this mom whose work options are limited by the need to care for her 3-year-old daughter. We all know someone who has been left jobless, financially strapped and emotionally bereft by the recession. Yet, at the risk of sounding hard- hearted, the U.S. can't afford to provide everyone with food, clothing and shelter, not to mention medical and child care, college tuition, a low-interest mortgage and a Social Security check until death.
As much as this single mom's plight tugs at our heart strings, using deficit financing to provide her with government subsidized child care is dangerous to her child's health. That child will have to shoulder the bill. That's the pain we don't feel or hear about; the pain that doesn't make its way into news stories, at least not in human terms; the pain that's no less real, just less pressing.
Do you get the point here? Things may be a bit rough for us right now, but do you realize the burden we're putting on our children to ease the pain for ourselves? Wouldn't a loving parent suffer the pain right now so that their children might have a better life? The real pain is a pain that doesn't make the front page of the news. Forget swimming pools or choking hazards. Our federal debt may be the single greatest danger to your child's health.
An investigation that found thousands of dollars in unauthorized purchases of clothing, gold coins and televisions using government cards has resulted in no disciplinary action.
"We had to leave England to acquire enough money to pay the taxes because in those days, in England, the high tax rate was 90 percent."
The president is "misleading the American public on the facts. It's very clear. It's been in federal law for decades, and it's something we implemented here to get our borders secure."
A 17-year-old Kaiser High School student in California has a GPA of 4.09. She has taken Advanced Placement classes, the toughest in her high school. She's a member of the Army Junior ROTC. She's also a member of the National Honor Society and a president of the Advanced Biology Club. She's worked hard and it paid off, and she's been accepted to UC Berkeley.
She's an illegal alien. Gladys Castro came illegally to the United States with her family when she was eight years old. She has no Social Security number; she is not a US citizen.
Now Gladys Castro wants to go to UC Berkeley but can't afford the $30,000 a year in tuition. She can't apply for government loans because she is in the country illegally. Without the government, which has already paid $100,000 to educate her for the last ten years, Gladys says that she can't afford to go to college.
This person should not be rewarded for her illegal behavior. She should leave the country and apply for entry just as your own ancestors may well have done.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "I think the Arizona law has the potential of being applied in a discriminatory fashion." - Barack Obama
Fact: How many laws do you know of that do not have the potential of being applied in a discriminatory fashion? The Arizona law actually says that it cannot be applied discriminatorily, but does that mean that the potential for discriminatory application is not there?
Quote: "The judgments being made in applying this law will be troublesome ... In the United States of America, no law-abiding person -- be they an American citizen, a legal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico -- should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like." - Barack Obama
Fact: That is a blatant misinterpretation of the law? The Arizona law would allow state law enforcement officers the same immigration enforcement privileges as federal law enforcement officers IF there is a lawful encounter and IF there is reason to suspect the person is in the country illegally. Example: During a lawful traffic stop, if a person can't provide a valid driver's license, or a passport, or a US address, can't speak English and is blaring Mariachi music from the car stereo, then the powers of reasonable logic kick in. The law specifically states that a law enforcement officer cannot stop someone simply because of what they look like. The difference is that state and local Arizona officials WILL enforce the law at hand. Federal officers will not.
The CIA has said the S-300 missiles, which have been contracted by Tehran but not delivered, will be used to defend Iranian nuclear facilities.
An Arizona utility commissioner said he's willing to pull the plug on Los Angeles if the city goes through with a boycott of his state.
In a letter to the city of LA, a member of Arizona's power commission said he would ask Arizona utility companies to cut off the power supply to Los Angeles. LA gets about 25 percent of its power from Arizona.
The commissioner's power grid play is in response to the city's approval of a resolution directing city staff to consider which contracts with Arizona can be terminated. If they don't like anything about Arizona because of the law, then they probably don't like the profiled electricity generated by Arizona.
This chef that they brought in from Chicago started tweeting from the White House kitchen. He started tweeting about himself, about what he was doing, he described a mole, which is a sauce that has 27 or 28 ingredients in it and then he named another dish, and then finally the regime took his tweet machine away from him.
They are going to allow a pool reporter, one pool reporter to come in and take a quick sneak peek at the setup. They are trying to hold off the menu because it's probably 4,000 calories and will contradict Michelle's austerity program where food is concerned. They're trying to hide the opulence of what's going on tonight with the state dinner for Felipe Calderon, the Mexican president. Guest chefs don't get paid. They do it for the honor. So this guy is being brought in by Michelle and Barack. The regular White House chefs get shoved aside. They peel the potatoes and chop the onions.
The reason that that Obama is obsessed with controlling the media, even the chef's tweets, is because he doesn't want the people to see the real Obama. He loves flying Air Force One, probably one of the reasons he wanted to be the leader of the regime. He loves these elaborate dinners, he loves $100 per pound Kobe beef appetizers. He loves the opulence. But we can't be allowed to see the real Obama.
What country do we live in? By the way, the tweeting chef, Rick Bayless, is supposedly an expert in Mexican cuisine? Why are they bringing in an expert in Mexican cuisine? Can't Calderon get that every day?
CALDERON: "We can do so with a community that will promote a dignifying life and an orderly way for both our countries who are, some of them, still living here in the shadows with such laws as the Arizona law that is placing our people to face discrimination."
Fact: We are discriminating against Mexicans who are not here legally.
OBAMA: "Mexican-American families have been here for centuries, as well as those who continue to... our proud tradition as a nation of immigrants. All of whom strengthen our American family and who join us today. Mr. President, your visit speaks to a truth of our time in North America and the world. In the twenty-first Century we are defined not by our borders but by our bonds. So I say to you and to the Mexican people, "Let us stand together. Let us face the future. Let us work together." Trabajemos juntos!"
Fact: "Trabajemos juntos." The root word there is "junta." So "Mexican-American families have been here for centuries," true," as well as those who continue our proud American tradition as a nation of immigrants," true, "all of whom strengthen our American family," not true. Those who do not come here legally and those who do not assimilate when they come here do not strengthen the "American family." Without borders we don't have a nation, and right now we have no southern border.
Mexico annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does. They enforce their immigration laws. When we attempt to enforce ours, their president comes here and calls us discriminators and racists while our president stands silently by, apparently approving.
"Even after the recent Super Bowl victory of the New Orleans Saints, I have noticed a large number of people implying with bad jokes that Cajuns aren't smart. I would like to state for the record that I disagree with that assessment. Anybody that would build a city 15 feet below sea level in a hurricane zone and fill it with Democrats is a genius". - Larry the Cable Guy
Chicopee police say a man faces a child endangerment charge after allegedly offering to swap his 3-month-old daughter for a pair of 40-ounce beers.
Police say 24-year-old Matthew Brace of Northampton made the offer to a maintenance man outside a gas station convenience store on Monday. The maintenance man called police, who say they found Brace hiding with the girl behind a trash container.
More proof that stupid people shouldn't breed.
Two fans at a Phoenix Suns basketball game were ejected from their first row seats and removed from the arena last week after refusing orders from security guards to take off their shirts in support of Arizona's recently passed law against illegal immigration.
The opening date shall live in infamy: Sept. 11, 2011. The 10th anniversary of the day a hole was punched in the city's heart.
We have American kids getting tossed out of school for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo (a Mexican beer holiday) because they were accused of being insensitive. But it's totally cool to open a mosque right across the street from ground zero on 9/11?
We need more governors and legislatures like this man in our wonderful country!
The U.S. Census Bureau spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on promotional items used to convince more people to mail back their census forms, but an investigation found thousands of the items were dropped off, unused, at a local high school.
The leftover items, such as backpacks, cloth grocery bags, hats, pins, magnets and business card holders, were dropped off at Lakewood High School last month.
"We probably had, between the backpack style [bags] and the shopping bag style [bags], over 1,000 dropped off," Lakewood High School Principal Ron Castagna told 9Wants to Know.
He estimates more than 1,000 posters printed in different languages were also dropped off at the school.
An unknown Census worker walked into the school in mid-April and asked the principal if she could leave the items. She did not ask the school to distribute them.
"[She] said, 'We have extra stuff. We're wrapping up the Census and we just want to distribute the materials,'" Castagna said.
Among the many boxes of posters the Census worker left at the school, were more than 300 promotional posters printed in Farsi. Farsi is the language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
9Wants to Know reviewed the U.S. Census Bureau's numbers from 2000 and found 360 people spoke Farsi in all of Jefferson County at that time.
"How much money was spent on items like this that could have been spent someplace else?" Castagna asked.
Your tax dollars at work.
Loosely translated, that's French for: "Obama keeps talking about ending bailouts forever, but quietly urged European leaders last weekend to take at least $50 billion in American taxpayers' money to bail out Greece, Spain, and Portugal". Europe's leaders agreed to his request.
Greece's government is even more wildly out of control than ours - if such a thing is possible. They have long been spending money on a generous nanny state that they cannot afford. The Greek people asked for even more spending without considering the consequences. They went broke a few weeks ago when they found out that they could not borrow another dime.
The people you saw rioting in Greece over the last few days were socialist party members resisting spending cuts. Their country is broke and they don't think they should have to cut spending. The average retirement age in Greece is 52 years old. Frankly, they would sooner set buildings on fire than work as hard as Americans. Yet, whether or not the news reports it, you are now bailing them out.
The bottom line is it is our responsibility to pay for somebody else's mistakes, not the banks, AIG, the auto companies, Fannie and Freddie, and certainly not Greece.
The madness must stop. Obama made much of his announcement several months ago that he was freezing the budget, but since that announcement, all we have seen are increases. Despite the American people's clear opposition, the government spending just keeps on coming.
Their loud and drunken behavior makes the lives of their neighbors a misery - and it is all being funded by state handouts of £20,000 a year.
Residents are petitioning to have Jane and Lee Houghton, their five youngest children and a grandson evicted.
But with a new bathroom and kitchen on its way, paid for by the council, and a house filled with numerous games consoles, computers and TVs they have no intention of moving.
Moocher of the month!
The overpass was rebuilt with federal funds and it reopened about five months ago. However, its clearance over I-75 doesn't meet federal standards. To meet the requirement, the freeway will be lowered for a half mile in each direction, roughly between Breckenridge and Highland avenues.
The bridge couldn't be built 2 inches higher to satisfy the mandate, according to Rob Morosi, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Government idiocy strikes again!
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) April Porker of the Month for being the biggest porker in the 2010 Congressional Pig Book, the third consecutive year he has received this dishonor. Sen. Cochran obtained 240 earmarks worth $490 million. Since fiscal year 2008, Sen. Cochran has obtained more than $2 billion in pork-barrel earmarks.
Some examples of Sen. Cochran's $490 million in pork include: $4,841,000 for wood utilization research; $1,608,000 for dietary supplements research; $1,000,000 for the University of Southern Mississippi for transitioning space technologies into the commercial sector; $850,000 for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; $231,000 for e-commerce; and $200,000 for the Washington National Opera.
Schools are abandoning the practice of cutting up frogs, rats and animal organs which has been a mainstay of biology lessons for generations, out of concern for squeamish pupils and fears that they could turn their scalpels on each other.
An all-but-overlooked provision of the health reform law is threatening to swamp U.S. businesses with a flood of new tax paperwork.
Section 9006 of the health care bill - just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document - mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a tax year.
The stealth change radically alters the nature of 1099s and means businesses will have to issue millions of new tax documents each year.
Right now, the IRS Form 1099 is used to document income for individual workers other than wages and salaries. Freelancers receive them each year from their clients, and businesses issue them to the independent contractors they hire.
But under the new rules, if a freelance designer buys a new iMac from the Apple Store, they'll have to send Apple a 1099. A laundromat that buys soap each week from a local distributor will have to send the supplier a 1099 at the end of the year tallying up their purchases.
Taken together, the two seemingly small changes will require millions of additional forms to be sent out.
"It's a pretty heavy administrative burden," particularly for small businesses without large in-house accounting staffs, says Bill Rys, tax counsel for the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
An Illinois high school says it's denying its girls' basketball team the opportunity to play in an Arizona basketball tournament over the Grand Canyon State's new immigration law.
Fact: It's more dangerous in Chicago, certain parts of Chicago than it is in Arizona. What's to be afraid of in Arizona, Sheriff Arpaio?
We're going to boycott Arizona because Arizona wants to enforce a law to keep illegals out of the state because of crime and all kinds of tumult and chaos that's going on there.
Assistant superintendent Suzan Hebson said she thought the concern was probably that one of the players could get stopped and questioned. When asked if there are undocumented players on the team, or if anyone associated with the team is in the country illegally, Hebson said she did not know. Parents and players interviewed said they knew of no one who fits that description of an illegal immigrant on the team. What is that description? What's the description of an illegal alien?
So, the Arizona law is keeping illegal aliens out of Arizona. If they're worried that one of the team members is an illegal alien, the Arizona law is working!
Fact: Unless your team happens to get caught for speeding or robbing a 7-Eleven, nobody is going to have any way to find out whether one of your players is an illegal alien because they can't profile you just based on the way your team members look.
By the way, the law has not even been implemented yet. The law doesn't get implemented until next month. Nothing is going on in Arizona except the people who live there being terrorized by illegals.
Maybe the school it take the kids to Tijuana. They play basketball in Tijuana. They also have bullfights in Tijuana. That would be a wonderful cultural exchange. They could see what decapitation looks like with human heads posted on light poles.
More than 43% of all Food Stamps issued are to illegal aliens.
More than 41% of all unemployment checks issued in the United States are to illegal aliens.
12 Americans are murdered every day by illegal aliens. (that's more than 21,900 murders by illegal aliens since September 11, 2001)
13 people per day are killed by illegal immigrants who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. An additional 4,745 premature deaths per year.
62% of all "undocumented immigrants" in the United States are working for cash and not paying taxes, predominantly illegal aliens, working without a green card.
95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens.
86% of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens.
75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.
More than 380,000 "anchor babies" born in the United States in 2005 were to parents who are illegal aliens; making those 380,000 babies automatically U.S. citizens. 97.2% of all costs incurred from those births were paid by the American taxpayer.
More than 66% of all births in California are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
24.9% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
40.1% of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
48.2% of all inmates in New Mexico detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
29% (630,000) of the inmates in all state and federal prisons are illegal aliens-at a cost of $1.6 billion annually.
More than 53% of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.
More than half of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens from south of the border.
58% of all welfare payments in the United States are issued to illegal aliens.
Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties in the United States are illegal aliens.
More than 34% of Arizona students in grades 1-12 are illegal aliens.
More than 39% of California students in grades 1-12 are illegal aliens.
More than 71% of all apprehended cars stolen in 2005 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California were stolen by illegal aliens or transport "coyotes."
47% of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance, and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 47%, 92% are illegal aliens.
63% of cited/stopped drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance, and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 63%, 97% are illegal aliens.
66% of cited/stopped drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance, and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66%, 98% are illegal aliens.
Less than 2% of illegal aliens in the United States are picking crops, but 41% are on welfare.
Over 70% of the United States annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from illegal immigration, at a cost of nearly $68,000,000,000.00 annually."
Article IV, Section IV of the Constitution reads: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the ...Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
U.S. Senator John Kerry ratcheted up the fight to pass legislation to combat the fraudulent and nonexistent global warming.
Like Obama's offshore drilling program, for every 'incentive' there is a restriction. The bill creates some 60 new agencies and projects to eat up our tax dollars and buy support.
There is "$7 billion annually to improve our transportation infrastructure and efficiency" to be paid for by a gas tax that is not called a tax but a "linked fee". (New code word for tax)
It's not about energy. It's not about "green". It's the same as health care: It's not about health care; it's about expanding government. It's about raising taxes. And it is about controlling freedom and limiting it.
Page 600 of the energy tax bill: "Second phase, international assistance. Not later than November 2011 or the date that is one year after the date of enactment of this act, whichever is later, the administrator shall complete a report that identifies opportunities including action under existing authority to achieve significant reductions in emissions of black carbon and other light-absorbing aerosols in foreign countries through the provision of technical and other assistance, including identifying countries and regions that may be able to implement or expand programs for deploying cleaner and more efficient cook stoves and cook stove fuels, particularly in Africa and the developing regions of Asia."
So, with this legislation, we are going to replace the cooking stoves around the world, particularly in Africa.
Facts about the bill:
The word "international" in the Kerry bill appears 213 times.
"United Nations" appears 17 times.
The word "secretary," meaning the US Secretary of Energy, appears 488 times. Usually the context is, "The secretary shall decide" or "The secretary shall require."
"When I was asked earlier about, uh, the issue of coal. Uhhh, y'know, under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. We would put a cap-and-trade system in place, eh, that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there. So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they're gonna be charged a huge sum for all that, uh, greenhouse gas that's being emitted." - Barack Obama January 2008
Obama and his cohorts want utility bills so high that you don't use your utilities. They want five to seven-dollar-a-gallon gasoline. They want to control, and they premise this on the political fraud that Americans are destroying the planet.
The federal government spends about the same amount of money funding environmental lawyers as it does to protect endangered species according to an investigation conducted by a Wyoming lawyer who defends farmers and ranchers involved in environmental lawsuits.
Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were £1 for cars ($1.40), £5 for busses (about $7).
Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the Zoo Management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent.
The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo's own responsibility. The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a City employee. The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the City payroll.
Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain (or some such scenario), is a man who'd apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own; and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about $560 per day -- for 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over $7 million dollars!
And no one even knows his name.
"The actual phrase I heard from one important player in Jewish Democratic circles was, 'Sociopath is too nice a word to describe Obama.'"
German anger at the 750 billion Euro Greek bailout is swelling as world markets slid after initial excitement at the bailout fizzled.
This is Whitewing dove country. This is just a few miles from Roma, Texas.
These slaying are from Carmago and Miguel Aleman which is where Sugar Lake resort is and the previous "best Whitewing Hunting in the world" I received this from a friend on the border near Mexico.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK THAT ARIZONA IS EXTREME, THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON JUST ACROSS THE BORDER AND THOSE SAME SAVAGES ARE COMING ACROSS EVERY DAY. THEY ARE ENFORCING THEIR LAW AGAINST THE CITIZENRY OF MEXICO AND NOW ON THOSE OF US WHO LIVE IN THE U.S. ON THE BORDER. THIS IS NOT JUST OTHER DRUG DEALERS, IT IS ANYONE WHO OPPOSES THEM OR WILL NOT DO WHAT THEY WANT. THERE IS NO LAW IN MEXICO ALONG THE BORDER AREA. PEOPLE DO NOT GO OUT AT NIGHT AND PEOPLE RICH AND POOR ARE LEAVING IN DROVES. THEIR BUSINESSES ARE BEING EXTORTED AND THEIR CHIRLDREN KIDNAPPED.
Violence in Mexico escalates and starting to spill into the US. It's only a matter of time when we're facing the same horrors from the drug cartels.
You call it a mosque, the Census Bureau calls them landlord. In yet another boost to the Muslim cause, the United States Government is leasing space for the Commerce Department from the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque to the tune of $23,000 a month. Federal law enforcement officials call the group a "front for Hamas terrorists which has been under investigation for financing and providing aid and comfort to the bad orgs and members." Yet the Obama administration is content to pump a hefty amount of cash each month into their coffers.
Fifteen Muslims screaming "Allahu Akbar" rushed the podium at the university lecture in Sweden, headbutted Vilks, broke his glasses and tackled him to the floor.
According to News 12 Long Island, exotic dancers will be holding a rally outside the Supreme Court building in Mineola, NY tomorrow to support legislation for a so-called "stripper pole tax." The tax would charge customers $10 for entering all strip clubs in New York. The owners say they will be sending the proceeds to Albany to help with the school budget crisis.
I can hear it now: "Honey, I was just trying to support our local schools."
Being stopped by the police and asked for identification exposes one to far less indignity than the average air traveler undergoes as a matter of routine. Arizona police aren't going to make every Latino take off his shoes, empty his pockets and walk through a metal detector. They won't be examining the contents of his vehicle or bags. They won't be making him pass through an x-ray machine and cracking wise at his endowment or lack thereof.
Nope, they're just going to ask to see his identification, an indignity universally and frequently shared in America.
Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona decried in a recent radio interview the "emotional" reaction to the immigration situation in his state and encouraged Americans to visit the area and see the challenges his department faces every day. "Just in one patrol region" last month alone, he said, "not one" of the sixty-four drivers who sped away from officers - some of them causing deadly chases - was a U.S. citizen.
S 510, the food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.
"If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public's right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one's choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God." - Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower
It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food.
Better return those tomato plants to the Home Depot because you are no longer permitted to grow food.
Two private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state.
In addition, the records indicate the number was issued between 1977 and 1979, yet Obama's earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at a Baskin & Robbins ice cream shop in Oahu, Hawaii.
Obama needs to explain why he is using a Social Security number reserved for Connecticut applicants that was issued at a date later than he is known to have held employment.
It must be difficult to keep track of all those extra social security numbers you applied for while you were a foreign student.
Obama told Hampton University's graduating class on Sunday that he does not "know how to work" an iPod. Last July, however, after pop-star Michael Jackson's death, Obama told the Associated Press that he had Jackson's music on his iPod.
Which group did Obama lie to? And, if Obama lies about an iPod, why would anyone trust him on anything of importance?
Today is day eight after the Nashville Flood of 2010. Our own personal Katrina. On a disaster scale of 1 to 7, Katrina ranked a 7. Nashville ranks a 5.
News is usually focused on conflict and extraordinary events. If this is not extraordinary, what qualifies? Is it a prerequisite that extraordinary events require blame or violence to be worthy of a story?
We get the message they're sending.
Without violence, loss doesn't matter.
Maybe that's why President Barack Obama hasn't bothered to come down here. Or the vice president. No, we got a visit from Janet Napolitano over the weekend, five days after the disaster began. The head of Homeland Security. Shouldn't she be focused on Times Square and the border issues in Arizona?
Even our prisoners are helping, Mr. President.
So where are you?
The New Jersey Democrat told me this morning on 'GMA' that he is in favor of halting any new off-shore drilling projects.
"Before we commit any more deep drilling permits we gotta make sure we have the worst case scenario possibilities to make sure there's a response to it. And we gotta rethink about off shore drilling off those coasts that are already not subject to drilling."
How convenient for the environmentalist wackos. They haven't had an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico in over a hundred years. And now they conveniently have one in an election year when they're trying to get cap and trade.
Obama White House Motto: "Never let a good crisis go to waste." Senator Menendez appears to be following in lockstep.
Seemingly forgetting all about his history of calling the border fence the "Goddamned Fence" fence and despite working with the liberal lion Ted Kennedy to grant amnesty to millions of illegals, McCain has the audacity to produce THIS ad and expects the sheeple to buy it. Pandering is one thing but shameless careerist pandering is something else, and then there's John "Goddamned Fence" McCain marching along the border in a badass Navy baseball cap. How long before he's spotted on the campaign trail wearing a "Viva Los McCain? t-shirt?
Consider this a preview of the 2014 "Re-elect Lindsey Graham" ad campaign, featuring Grahamnesty piloting a Border Patrol chopper and lending a hand on an oil rig looking goofy in a helmet like Dukakis in his presidential tank.
The package did not resolve the basic dysfunction at the heart of Europe's monetary union: Governments can still spend recklessly and saddle their partners with the bill.
The United States is well on its way to facing the same type of debt crisis that has crippled Greece.
"If we continue to spend much more than we take in we'll double our debt in five years and triple it in 10 years and essentially be where Greece is in about seven years." - Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)
At least two reporters made this mistake. Or was it a mistake?
Tracy Hathaway, of Salinas, CA, told FOX News Radio her 13-year-old daughter was ordered to stop drawing the American flag and start another project at Gavilan View Middle School.
"She had drawn the flag and was sketching the letters, 'God bless America,' when the teacher confronted her," Hathaway told FOX. "She said, 'You can't draw that - that's offensive.'"
Even more striking, another student in the same art class drew a picture of President Obama and was praised by the teacher.
The parents complained to the school superintendent and the teacher was ordered to apologize to the student. No apology forthcoming as of yet.
Why does this teacher still have a job?
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "Information has become a DISTRACTION." - Barack Obama
Fact: Apparently, in the mind of Lord Obama, a DUMB populous is a happy populous.
Quote: "With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment. All of this is not only putting new pressures on you; it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy." - Barack Obama
Fact: Throughout history despots have seen the need to control sources of information. When a revolution begins the crowds don't head for the local brewery first, they head for the newspapers and the TV and radio stations. Control the flow of information first; the rest will fall into place. So here we have Obama telling us how information can be a distraction, a diversion. All of this information puts pressures on you, and puts pressures on our country and our democracy.
What Obama is really saying is that all of this available information puts pressure on politicians and stands in the way of their quest for even more power.
At the Rally for the Republic today, Jesse Ventura gave a speech in which he says he may run for president in 2012.
Senior Citizens Inc. officials said the meals they are contracted by the city to provide to Ed Young visitors are mostly covered with federal money, which ushers in the burden of separating church and state.
Fact: There is no "burden of separating church and state". The Constitution states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
Senior citizens choosing to pray before meals has nothing to do with Congress passing a law that establishes a religion.
Government idiocy strikes again!
Morgan Hill, CA students attack the American Flag.
Note: While police were present, no charges were filed against the Mexican perpetrators in this deliberate destruction of private property.
The speaker is a man by the name of Ron Gochez. He is a history teacher at a government high school in California. This man is making a living from U.S. taxpayers.
"We are revolutionary Mexican organization here. We understand that this is not just about Mexico. It's about a global struggle against imperialism and capitalism. At the forefront of this revolutionary movement is La Raza. We will no longer fall for these lies called borders. We see America as a northern front of a revolutionary movement. Our enemy is capitalism and imperialism." - La Raza rally at UCLA
This government school teacher went on to say that there are more than 40 million of "our people" north of the Rio Grande - "that means more than 40 million potential revolutionaries North of the border, inside the belly of the beast."
Many of these illegal invaders consider California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and parts of Colorado to be "occupied territory." This issue is much more involved than just coming into this country looking for work.
And now we have government school teachers, being paid by the taxpayers, preaching revolution. Just what the Mexicans in this country need, the Southwestern United States becoming North Mexico.
During the Bush years liberals would go absolutely ballistic at the mention of Halliburton. Screaming and yelling always ensued about "no-bid" contracts awarded to Halliburton by the Bush Administration. The fact of the matter is, these contracts were awarded through a procedure set up during the Clinton Administration, but to no avail, Bush was President, Halliburton was getting no-bid contracts, and that's all these people need to know to determine that something evil was afoot.
It seems that the Obama Administration has awarded a $500 million contract to Halliburton, and there were no bids. I'm waiting for the same hysterical screamers to condemn Obama for the very same action.
"I want you to instruct your, whatever the communication is -- the people, some of them, oppose immigration reform are sitting in those pews and you have to tell them that this is a 'manifestation of our living the gospels.' Our patron saint of San Francisco, St. Francis of Assisi, he said, 'Preach the gospel - sometimes use words.' We need the words to be said because it isn't being picked up automatically," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at the Catholic Community Conference.
Pelosi is telling the Church to violate the IRS rule, which says a religion or church can lose their tax exempt status if they use the pulpit to preach political views.
What is wrong with the provision in the new Arizona immigration enforcement law relating to asking people to verify they were legally in this country?
Here's the portion of the law that seems to be upsetting everyone:
"For any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official or agency of this state...where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person."
What in the wide, wide world of invading Mexicans is wrong with this?
And cut the PC crap. They're not the "undocumented community." They're the invaders; the illegal community. They're criminals. They broke the law coming into this country. They break the law staying in this country. They break the law working in this country. Get it? They're criminals!
Whenever you hear a Democrat, an illegal alien, an advocacy group for illegal aliens, or any member of the ObamaMedia use the words "comprehensive immigration reform," they're just using a bit more air and some extra words to say "amnesty for illegals." Amnesty for criminals!
And what is this nonsense about profiling. It's nothing less than a tactic used to make the job of law enforcement much more difficult than it needs to be. The true goal of those who scream "profiling" is to make it virtually impossible to enforce immigration laws. Virtually all of the illegals in Arizona are Hispanic, most Mexican, and to find the illegals you really do, of necessity, have to look for reasonable suspects, Latinos. But if you look for Latinos you're accused of profiling. How asinine is this? Mexicans are invading Arizona, but you when you go out looking for the invaders, for the law breakers, you can't go out looking for Mexicans. Doesn't that sound ridiculous?
Fact: From the political viewpoint, however, it's all about votes and power for political hacks.
Residents of an East Oakland neighborhood are upset after Oakland police killed a wayward deer over the weekend.
Police evacuated the area and, under orders to "dispatch the deer," shot it seven times before it died. Animal control officers were also on the scene.
Officials said the deer was gunned down because "it was acting disoriented in an urban environment."
Residents believed the killing was unnecessary. "They didn't have to do that," said McLemore. "They could have figured something else out, right?"
According to Susan Heckly of the Lindsay Wildlife Center, they could have tranquilized the deer or set it free.
Among the many reverberations of President Obama's election, here is one he probably never anticipated: at least 32 African-Americans are running for Congress this year as Republicans, the biggest surge since Reconstruction, according to party officials.
Congress didn't learn their lesson after the $700 billion failed bank bailout and let world leaders shake down U.S taxpayers for international bailout money at the G-20 conference in April 2009. G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors asked the United States, the IMF's largest contributor, for a whopping $108 billion to rescue bankers around the world and the Obama Administration quickly obliged.
Rather than pass it as stand-alone legislation, President Obama asked Congress to fold the $108 billion into a war-spending bill to send money to our troops.
Only one year later, the IMF is sending nearly $40 billion to bailout Greece, the biggest bailout the IMF has ever enacted.
Right now, 17 percent of the IMF funding pool that the $40 billion bailout is being drawn from comes from U.S. taxpayers.
In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress.
During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself "North America's only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide."
Penn & Teller give us their take on gun laws and stereotypes. They have some really good points.
This is the A&E clip of the Army admitting they tested Biological Weapons on unsuspecting Americans.
He's come too soon.
Democrat Party Slogan: AMERICA - WE JUST CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW IT ENDS!
A 20-year-old Pittsfield driver was cited by police Tuesday after she ran down Lord Jesus Christ in a marked crosswalk at Main Street and Strong Avenue.
Christ was in a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident.
Officers checked Christ's identification at the scene and confirmed it was his legal name.
In what is being called 'the biggest hustle in human history,' a special investigation has discovered numerous bogus claims on Barack Obama's resume, including the outright lie that he was a 'Constitutional scholar and professor.'
The report states that Obama was unqualified, that he was never a 'constitutional professor and scholar,' and that he never served as editor of the Harvard Law Review while a student at the school.
President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 possibly to escape charges that he "fibbed" on his bar application.
Michelle Obama "voluntarily surrendered" her law license in 1993.
So, we have the President and First Lady - who don't actually have licenses to practice law.
The University of Chicago released a statement in March, 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) "served as a professor" in the law school, but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.
"He did not hold the title of professor of law," said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.
The former Constitutional senior lecturer cited the U.S. Constitution recently during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.
In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said: "We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in ourConstitution: the notion that we are all created equal."
By the way, the promises are not a notion, our founders named them unalienable rights. The document is our Declaration of Independence and it reads: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
And this is the same guy who lectured the Supreme Court moments later in the same speech?
When you are a phony it's hard to keep facts straight.
I published this information two years ago but nobody wanted to listen.
On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.
Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office.
Some Hispanic students were upset.
Student Matthew Dariano: "Our Hispanic vice principal was taking their side in thinking that we were being racist towards them. So he was discriminating against us."
Student Austin Carvalho: "We weren't trying to start trouble. We're in America. We can't wear our own colors?"
The boys refuse to take off the shirts, they were not suspended but they were sent home. The irony. Dominic Maciel's mother is white and his father is Mexican.
Student Dominic Maciel: "I think it was disrespectful to my country if I flip this inside out."
"I think it's absolutely ridiculous," Julie Fagerstrom, Maciel's mom, said. "All they were doing was displaying their patriotic nature. They're expressing their individuality."
They were sent home because the authorities thought they were trying to start trouble. Start trouble with American flags? By the way, Cinco de Mayo is not even an official Mexican holiday.
The American flag and American colors, red, white, and blue are now judged in certain parts of the country as trouble, or hate speech.
Government school idiocy strikes again!
A man was arrested for burning a Mexican flag in Arizona? Nobody gets arrested for burning the American flag. In fact, they are celebrated. They are elevated to hero status in some circles. And they have the ACLU and others coming after them to defend them. This guy burns a Mexican flag in the United Stated and is arrested.
What is happening to our country? Has everyone gone loco? (No extra charge for the Spanish flavor lingo.)
The New World Order program for the 21st century is called the "Agenda 21". It is described as the most radical transformation the world has seen. It is sustainable (Communist), inclusive, consensus-based (anti-democratic), will redistribute wealth globally (CO2 taxes, since it connects environment and economy), partnership, banishes large areas from human activity, lumps us together in small areas along motorways and railways in skyscrapers in order to monitor people, kidnaps a generation of children to indoctrinate them into the sustainability religion (environmental Communism). Every country is to be disarmed and there will be a standing UN army to crush rebellions, a global central bank and a one world currency. Democracy and freedom already belong to the past. The illuminist, CFR member George Soros, now demands UN world government after Communist Chinese model.
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment take place.
The agenda 21 is clearly aiming at enslaving mankind, concentrating them on small areas and taking away the reward of the diligent and wise to give it to the bankers - and a little bit to the unwise and lazy. They will rule by "consensus" and disarm all countries and leave it to a world army to rule the world along communist principles.
It took Faisal Shahzad trying to set a car bomb in Times Square to get President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to finally use the word "terrorism." (And not to refer to Tea Party activists!)
In a bit of macho posturing this week, Obama declared that -- contrary to the terrorists' wishes -- Americans "will not be terrorized, we will not cower in fear, we will not be intimidated."
First of all, having the Transportation Security Administration wanding infants, taking applesauce away from 93-year-old dementia patients, and forcing all Americans to produce their shoes, computers and containers with up to 3 ounces of liquid in Ziploc bags for special screening pretty much blows that "not intimidated" look Obama wants America to adopt.
The federal government's crack "no-fly" list failed to stop Shahzad from boarding a plane to Dubai.
Contrary to the wild excuses being made for the federal government on all the TV networks Monday night, it's now clear that this was not a wily plan of federal investigators to allow Shahzad to board the plane in order to nab his co-conspirators. It was a flub that nearly allowed Shahzad to escape.
Meanwhile, on that same Monday at JFK airport, approximately 100,000 passengers took off their shoes, coats, belts and sunglasses for airport security.
So why were 100,000 other passengers harassed and annoyed by the TSA?
If our only defense to terrorism is counting on alert civilians, how about not bothering them before they board airplanes, instead of harassing them with useless airport "security" procedures?
Both of the attempted bombers who sailed through airport security, I note, were young males of the Islamic faith. I wonder if we could develop a security plan based on that information?
The Democrats' health care takeover didn't stop with ObamaCare and there are some hurtful provisions in the new financial regulation bill Americans should know about if they have any expensive dental procedures coming up.
The banking regulation bill was supposed to crack down on Wall Street, but it's just another power grab that's going to hurt Main Street doctors, dentists and small-town businesses. And, certainly the families who struggle to find ways to pay for their doctor bills.
More of the change you hoped for.
Based on the facts, Obama makes Bush look like a genius!
If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?
If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?
If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?
If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?
If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?
If George W. Bush had created the positions of 32 or more Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have approved.
If George W Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had spent more than all the Presidents combined since George Washington, would you have approved?
What is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 10 months - so you'll have 3 years to come up with an answer.
An Obama spokesman rejected the notion that the president took big oil money.
"President Obama didn't accept a dime from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists during his presidential campaign," spokesman Ben LaBolt said.
During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.
Favoring the constitutional right to bear arms over others' concerns about gun safety, Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill making Arizona the third state allowing people to carry a concealed weapon without requiring a permit.
Arizona, once again, upholds the constitution.
Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.
Clinton said the Obama administration will disclose the number of weapons in its nuclear arsenal, a closely guarded secret for more than a half-century.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday called for states that threaten to use atomic weapons to be punished, a clear reference to a new U.S. nuclear strategy released last month.
The delegations of the United States, Britain and France all walked out of the U.N. General Assembly chamber during the Iranian president's speech.
Our approach here with Ahmadinejad isn't working. Peace in his time will not be peace.
By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.The "presidential determination" which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.
How many of these 'refugees' are terrorists running from Israeli justice? Just a reminder, all the high jackers on 9-11 were here legally. But there were only 12.
Barack Obama took aim at the angry rhetoric of those who denigrate government as "inherently bad".
If you were educated in a government school and/or if you are a Democrat who loves government you can't, for the life of you, understand why people wouldn't like big government.
It is not wrong to distrust government. It is not wrong to fear government. In certain cases it is not even wrong to despise government when it assaults liberty. Government is force. Government is the ONLY entity in our society that can use force to accomplish its goals. Whenever in your life you encounter a person or an entity that is legally empowered to use force to accomplish virtually any goal it sets for itself, be afraid, and resolve to defend yourself when necessary.
At first this oil spill was a containable accident. Now suddenly it is a crisis.
Obama White House Motto: "Never let a good crisis go to waste."
He's 28 years old and is an entrepreneur in Charlotte, North Carolina. His firm employs 25 people, 21 of whom are low-skilled workers. A.G. just sent this memo to his employees:
To All Team Members:
The schedule for next week has been posted. You may notice that hours have been cut back on your schedule. This is across the board, not just you. I don't want anyone to think they've done something wrong to deserve a cut in hours, so I wanted to explain why it's happening.
There are a couple of reasons for this:
1) May and September are very slow months for our business. Anyone who has worked Sundays recently has seen the drop off in traffic. Now that we're entering May, that drop off will continue on to other days as well, and it will get worse.
2) The recent increase in the minimum wage to $7.25/hour. Since we've opened, I've had a lot of people ask why they can't get more hours, and it's a great question.
I would LOVE to give everyone all the hours they want, and then some. Our customers would be happier across the board, we could accomplish much more every day, our business would grow, I could hire even more people, and on and on. However, we operate on a tight budget just like any other business, and in order to survive, we have to make money. That means our labor cost (the total amount you are all paid) must stay below a certain percentage of our total sales. If it doesn't, we go broke and everyone loses their jobs.
Our brilliant Congressmen in Washington, D.C. decided a couple years ago that it would be a good idea to raise the minimum wage by about 40% to $7.25/hour. It just took effect last year. That probably sounds like great news for everyone - more money in everyone's pockets can only be good, right?
Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way in the real world. If I'm forced to pay everyone 40% more, I can't afford to schedule as many employees for as many hours, since our sales aren't going up by 40%. Remember, I can only afford to pay you guys a certain percentage of all the money coming in the door. That means hours get cut, and everyone ends up poorer.
In a perfect world, it should work the opposite way: you should be free to choose how much you think your skills and time are worth (since you know best), and I should be free to pay you whatever that amount is if I want to hire you. Everyone wins in that case. I get as many good employees as I want that I can afford to pay, and you get valuable job training, references, and relationships to carry into the future.
To prove how bad of a deal minimum wage is for you guys as hard-working job-seekers, just look at this way:
I'm not being forced to pay $7.25/hour; YOU are being forced to accept $7.25/hour no matter what, even if you'd be willing to take less in order to get (or keep) a job.
You can thank our elected officials in Raleigh and Washington for sticking you with such a raw deal.
If you have any questions about any of this or want to talk more about it, please feel free to come see me, the door is always open.
MARCH OF THE ILLEGAL ALIENS
Did you see the marches held by illegal aliens and their enablers over the weekend? Did you see the signs they were carrying? "We are human." I can accept that. So, where in any of these laws is there a suggestion that these illegal invaders aren't human?
Enough of this BS about profiling, discrimination and other such nonsense. With very few exceptions these people have one goal with their protests and that cause is most definitely NOT to make sure the cops don't engage in racial profiling to identify and deal with illegal aliens. This is about amnesty. Nothing less. The ONLY thing that will satisfy the bulk of the people marching over the weekend is unconditional amnesty for crimes committed, and that includes the crime of illegal entry into the United States, and instantaneous legal status in this country. Instant PERMANENT legal status. A reward for participating in illegal activity. Whenever you hear a Democrat, an illegal alien, an advocacy group for illegal aliens, or any member of the ObamaMedia use the words "comprehensive immigration reform," they're just using a bit more air and some extra words to say "amnesty for illegals.
This profiling nonsense is nothing less than a tactic used to make the job of law enforcement much more difficult than it needs to be. The true goal of those who scream "profiling" is to make it virtually impossible to enforce immigration laws. Virtually all of the illegals in Arizona are Hispanic, most Mexican, and to find the illegals you really do, of necessity, have to look for Latinos. And if you look for Latinos you're profiling. How asinine is this? Mexicans are invading Arizona, but when you go looking for the invaders, for the law breakers, you can't go looking for Mexicans. Doesn't that sound ludicrous?
Fact: From the political viewpoint it's all about votes and power.
Obama: "And now the question for your generation is this: how will you keep our democracy going? At a moment when our challenges seem so big and our politics seem so small, how will you keep our democracy alive and well in this century?"
Why do political hacks insist on trying to mis-educate yet another generation of Americans with this idea that we are a democracy? It was NEVER the intention of our founding fathers to create a democracy. They despised democracy. They feared democracy. They feared democracy much the same way a man in jail, wrongfully accused would fear a lynch mob.
We do not live in a democracy, and for this you should be eternally grateful. IF you search the founding documents of this country - the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution - you will notice that the word "democracy" appears nowhere in these documents. This is because it was a dirty word. According to historian Joseph Ellis in his book "A History of the American People," "... the term "democrat" originated as an epithet and referred to 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.'" If that doesn't fit the Democrat Party, and quite a few members of the Republican Party, than no phrase possibly could. These people truly don't care about the rule of law and they don't care about any provision in the Constitution that deprives them of power and authority. To these dangerous fools the Constitution is a hindrance - an inconvenient document that gets in the way of politicians who want to grow the federal government and to enhance their own power.
There's a reason democracy is called "the tyranny of the majority," and the sooner Americans figure that out the better the chances of saving our Republic.
Obama: "Government .. is the roads we drive on and the speed limits that keep us safe. It's the men and women in the military, the inspectors in our mines, the pioneering researchers in public universities."
Fact: Government is forcing you to buy health insurance. Government is seizing your money with a vague promise you'll get some of it back at a negative rate of return if you live long enough to retire. Government is seizing your home because some developer promises to build something on what once was your property that will deliver more property taxes. Government is finding you in an airport with too much cash in your pocket, seizing that cash and telling you that you're just flat out of luck. Government is forcing you to pay an employee more than that person is worth to your business, and then telling you that you cannot pay a top level executive what he IS worth. Government is (or will be) rationing health care. Government is telling you that you cannot invest your own money in a business venture you find promising. Government is charging you with a federal crime if you pick an eagle feather up you see lying on the ground. Government is telling you that you cannot use property that you own because it might be an ingenious habitat for some esoteric mouse that, by the way, has never been actually seen anywhere near your property. Government is telling you that you cannot advertise a home with a "walk-in closet" because the phrase "walk-in" discriminates against people in wheel chairs. Government is spending over a billion dollars of taxpayer money a year on electric scooters, not for people who are actually handicapped and need them, but for lard asses who are simply tired of hauling their massive selves to the bingo game down at the community hall. Government is allowing teachers' unions to control the education of our children. Government is forcing the top 1% of income earners to pay 40% of all personal income taxes while allowing the bottom 50% of income earners to become net tax consumers. Government is chasing businesses and jobs overseas with confiscatory taxation. Government is creating a financial meltdown by encouraging and then virtually guaranteeing hideously bad mortgages by the tens of millions and then blaming Wall Street when it all turns into s#!t stew. Government is owning General Motors. Government is flying elected officials all over the globe on meaningless junkets while demonizing corporate executives who dare make use of private aircraft. Government is taxing a man his entire working life, and then coming back for half of what he has left when he dies. All of this and Obama tells the grads that "government is the roads we drive on." Only a freshly minted college grad would buy a load of waste material like that.
Get the point?
The US Fifth Fleet and US aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Gulf of Oman were not allowed to shoot at an Iranian Fokker F27 aircraft which on April 21 hovered for 20 minutes 900 meters over the carrier and no more than 250 meters away.
Parallels of Abraham Lincoln and B. H. Obama
1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. Obama used the same Bible.
2. Lincoln came from Illinois . Obama comes from Illinois .
3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the Illinois Legislature.
4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama had very little experience before becoming President.
5. Lincoln married a crazy bitch. Obama married a crazy bitch.
6. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration. Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.
7. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
8. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
9. Lincoln was in the United States military. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
10. Lincoln believed in everyone carrying their own weight. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
11. Lincoln did not waste taxpayers' money on personal enjoyments. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
12. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
13. Lincoln was born in the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
14. Lincoln was honest, so honest he was called Honest Abe. Obama is a skinny lawyer
15. Lincoln saved the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this recent action by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is one of the most insidious: While no one was looking, he injected amendment language into the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) that would expand the powers of the FTC (not the FDA, but the FTC) to terrorize nutritional supplement companies by greatly expanding the power of the FTC to make its own laws that target dietary supplement companies.
This is a little-known secret about the FTC and the nutritional supplements business: The FTC routinely targets nutritional supplement companies that are merely telling the truth about their products. Some companies are threatened by merely linking to published scientific studies about their products.
An authoritarian socialist in the White House brings out all that's worst in our home-grown petty tyrants. These political hacks will stop at nothing in their attempt to control every aspect of our lives.
Ken Cuccinelli is the new Attorney General of Virginia and he's about to launch quite possibly the most delicious and worthwhile law suit in the entire history of litigation: one that could result in Michael Mann - arch-climate-fear-promoter, comedy You Tube Star, creator of the infamous, twice-discredited Hockey Stick - being fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged misuse of state grant funding.
The American Civil Liberties Union is doing a dramatic about-face on campaign-finance restrictions.
Obama's Katrina: Justice Department To The Rescue
Only Friday did the story get elevated to national emergency status, but the explosion happened eight or nine days ago. Any of us who question the Government's slow response will come under attack and I'll bet that Obama gets a pass. What is the Obama doing? We heard today that the Obama Justice Department is dispatching a team to New Orleans to monitor the oil spill and prepare possible litigation. Where is the Army Corps of Engineers or somebody who might have the know-how to stop the oil from getting on shore? Can you image what the media would be saying if Bush's response to Katrina was to send in the Justice Department?
A report by Russia's Northern Fleet says the U.S. has ordered a complete media blackout over North Korea's torpedoing of the giant Deepwater Horizon oil platform.
Federal officials say they plan to investigate every possible cause of last week's massive explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico -- including the possibility of criminal acts or negligence.
The Obama regime will have to fabricate the precise story to align with their government scheme. All of a sudden a rig blows up in the Gulf of Mexico and of course we have the oil slick now being whipped toward the Gulf shore. Media panic will ensue. How convenient for the environmentalist wackos. They haven't had an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico in over a hundred years. And now they conveniently have one in an election year when they're trying to get cap and trade.
Obama White House Motto: "Never let a good crisis go to waste."
Obama directed that no new offshore oil drilling leases be issued unless rigs have new safeguards.
If what Arizona did spreads to the entire country, the Democrats are toast. And their media pals know this.
Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed a follow-on bill approved by Arizona legislators that make revisions to the state's sweeping law against illegal immigration - changes she says should quell concerns that the measure will lead to racial profiling.
All new cars would have to be equipped with "black boxes" that record performance data and federal safety regulators would be granted the authority to order immediate recalls.
OBAMA has been caught in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, DC Hotel with a former campaign aide.
And now, a hush-hush security video that shows everything could topple both Obama's presidency and marriage to Michelle!
Here is how a Value Added Tax works for politicians and powerful special interests and against every American Taxpayer:
A tax is added to the cost of every product made in America, as it is produced, at every level of production. So in making a car, the iron ore has a VAT tax added, the steel mill adds a VAT tax. Then the car company adds a VAT tax. And finally the dealer adds a VAT tax and all of this is added to price you pay for your car!
Now here is the part the politicians really like: you do not see the value added tax! The VAT tax is the perfect politician's tax. Every time the politicians want to spend, and spend and spend some more, they increase the hidden VAT tax "just a little." You would never have any idea how much the VAT tax adds to your cost of living!
It gets even worse for us and even better for them-politicians and lobbyists get to sell off special breaks to the rich and powerful in backroom deals you'll never see. This is a brand new feeding trough where Washington lobbyists and special interests can gorge themselves far beyond public scrutiny. In Europe the Value-Added Tax started very low. Then, like all taxes, it was increased "just a little." Then a little more and now the European VAT adds 18% on average to the cost of everything!
Would the VAT replace some other tax? Of course not! The VAT would hit us after all the taxes and other payroll deductions have already been taken from us. The proposed new European-style Value-Added Tax on all Americans would be in addition to all those taxes we already pay!
Some may have already confused a VAT tax with the FairTax. Both are consumption taxes but that is all they have in common. "It is simply a terrible idea. Unlike the FairTax, a Value Added Tax won't replace the income tax system. The VAT tax is hidden within retail prices rather than transparent and can be raised in small increments far beyond the scrutiny of the American taxpayer," said Ken Hoagland, chairman of the FairTax national campaign. "Passing a VAT here in the US is the quickest way to kill the FairTax."
Polling last year found almost half of Americans in favor of a national consumption tax to replace the income tax. In the same polling, eight out of ten were opposed to a new consumption tax imposed on top of the income tax system. Nevertheless, former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volker, was quoted recently saying that a VAT should be considered. "This was widely seen as a trial balloon floated days before a national commission began meeting to discuss ways to reduce to the national debt and annual deficits," said Hoagland.
Conan O'Brien says he wouldn't have done what Jay Leno did and take back the "Tonight" show. O'Brien tells "60 Minutes" that he could not have publicly handed over the "Tonight" show and wished his successor well, then displace him less than a year later.
Fact: Jay Leno did not "displace him less than a year later." The show was not Jay's, it was the property of NBC. The network made a business decision. Conan O'Brien was canceled due to poor ratings. Period! Conan needs to stop whining, but probably won't. The media today loves whiners.
"They came in the dark, shining bright flashlights while my family was asleep, keeping me from milking my cows, from my family, from breakfast with my family and from our morning devotions, and alarming my children enough so that the first question they asked my wife was, 'Is Daddy going to jail?'"
That's how Amish farmer Dan Allgyer described an early morning visit last week from two FDA agents, two U.S. Marshals, and a Pennsylvania state trooper. Apparently, investigating a single farmer for possibly trafficking raw milk across state lines requires a show of force.
Or at least that's what "Cool Joe" thought.
The latest target in the battle over fast food is something you shouldn't even put in your mouth.
Convinced that Happy Meals and other food promotions aimed at children could make kids fat as well as happy, county officials in Silicon Valley are poised to outlaw the little toys that often come with high-calorie offerings.
Ken Yeager, the Santa Clara County supervisor who is behind the effort, says the toys in kids' meals are contributing to America's obesity epidemic by encouraging children to eat unhealthful, fattening foods.
Rebecca Wolpinsky, 32, a mother of two, says she can't stand the toys that are included with fast-food meals for children. "The toys are crap, honestly," she said. "We end up recycling them or they end up getting left in the car."
Solution: Parents are not forced to buy these meals. It is the parents' responsibility to make decisions for their children, not the government. Yet another example of people who want to have kids and not take responsibility to parent them Somehow these lazy people think it is the government's responsibility through regulation to do that for them. Bad parenting strikes again.
The saga of a homeless mother and her 12 children continued today, as child welfare workers say they hope to have the family moved into a six-bedroom Sulphur Springs home by the end of the week.
She said that the county and state were not doing enough to help her and her children. Her statements caused a stir of criticism, mostly from people who said she was the cause of her own problems.
This is what happens when moochers breed.
In hopes of luring the endangered steelhead trout into the Santa Monica Mountains, California's transportation agency is planning to spend $935,000 to pave over part of a popular beach with cement and boulders to build a freeway of sorts for fish.
The problem, even some conservationists say, is that there is little evidence construction efforts since the 1980s have done anything except absorb taxpayer dollars. The work to save the species has led to about a dozen concrete fishways at a cost of more than $16.7 million.
Who will profit from this political ploy?
When you hear the name Franklin Raines, what do you think? If the words "Fannie Mae" came to your mind, you would be correct. Franklin Raines was the Fannie Mae CEO at the helm when the housing bubble burst - and he was at the helm because he was protected by Democrats.
Some Republicans wanted him gone - but he happens to be black - so that was clearly racist.
The day after the Democrats won control in Congress in 2006, patent no. 6904336 was approved. This patent would give Fannie Mae a lock on the cap-and-trade market. So whenever Congress gets around to passing cap-and-trade legislation, guess who is going to be its most avid support? Fannie Mae!
The patent owned by Fannie Mae gives it "proprietary control over an automated trading system that pools and sells credits for hard-to-quantify residential carbon reduction efforts (such as solar panels and high-efficiency appliances) to companies and utilities that don't meet emission reduction targets." If the EPA gets their way, that could soon apply to every company in America.
Don't you just love a good politically motivated scam?
Thousands of New Jersey high school students walked out of class Tuesday to protest budget cuts, a statewide event organized through text messages and social networking websites.
At Williamstown High School in Gloucester County, their protest plans backfired as officers arrived and according to the students, they were told to leave school. The students told Eyewitness News officers told them that they were not allowed to reenter the school.
Department of Education Commissioner Bret Schundler said he hoped schools would enforce their attendance policies and did not permit students to walk out.
These kids learned an important lesson: They have the right to protest, which was unabridged. However, actions have consequences.
Notorious pedophile priest Father Oliver O'Grady is back in his old haunts in Ireland a free man after fleeing Rotterdam in Holland, where it was discovered that he was working with children and in a local Catholic church, calling himself "Brother Francis."
O'Grady abused hundreds of children during his thirty years in America as a priest. One victim was only nine months old.
What would you expect from an organization whose members commit multiple felonies and then moves their criminal members around to cover-up and protect them? The Catholic Church should be prosecuted under the RICO laws.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "This law that just passed in Arizona, which I think is a poorly conceived law, you can imagine if you are a Hispanic-American in Arizona, your great grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state. But now suddenly if you don't have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to be harassed, that's something that could potentially happen, I -- that's not the right way to go." - Barack Obama
Fact: I have friends who have great-great-grandparents who were in Europe before these European countries had any laws about immigration. Can I live in Europe and enjoy their services because my great-great-grandparents were there before there were any immigration laws? We have illegal aliens here against the law who we can't ask for "papers" (ID) like every other citizen has to provide an ID. The Jews, however, have to stop building in Jerusalem when they were there thousands of years before there was a Muslim religion or a Christian religion. So by Obama's own logic, he trips himself up. According to Obama's illogic, anybody whose great-grandparents were in Arizona before it was a state has a right to walk on in there, and yet the Jews were there before any other religion thousands of years ago in Jerusalem, and Obama wants to deny them the right to do that.
Quote: "Critics have said that it's akin to the Nazis, in terms of demanding people's papers." - MARTHA MACCALLUM
Fact: So now the Arizona legislature, the governor, are a bunch of Nazis. What really is more Nazi-like. Is it more Nazi-like to produce your ID when you check into a hotel or cash a check or what have you, or when you take over two automobile companies? What is more Nazi-like: Demanding that you prove that you are a legal citizen if you are in a situation where you may have committed a crime, or is it more Nazi-like to commandeer and take over one-sixth of the US private sector and run health care.
If you're in California, if you're in New York or Florida, if you're driving around anywhere in this country and you are pulled over and you can't produce documentation, if you don't have a driver's license, what happens to you? You get a ticket. You get cited. A US citizen cannot leave the US and enter another country without a US passport or you're asked by the other country what your business is in their country. Yet these illegals walk in the US by the thousands, they trespass on our goodwill and our laws without penalty. They receive the financial benefits and profit from American bounty, paid for by our tax-paying, law-abiding citizens.
When a president, by his actions and words, makes clear that he is not going to uphold the laws of the nation and protect the citizens of a state, it is the duty of that state to step up and protect its citizens when the president of the country refuses to do so. And that's all that is happening here.
Quote: "I was wondering what your plan was for our undocumented workers who helped establish our country." - Julie Morales, student, Indian Hills Community College, Iowa
Fact: Government education strikes again. What is this woman being taught? Undocumented workers helped establish the country? Somehow I didn't have that chapter in my history book in school.
Arizona Iced Tea is actually brewed in New York.
Online, misguided tea fans vowed to switch to Lipton or Snapple. "It is the drink of fascists," wrote Travis Nichols in Chicago.
Arizona iced tea is not made in Arizona, and yet these idiots are boycotting it. These idiots are not immersed in reality at all.
Imagine a group of angry demonstrators toting swastika-festooned protest signs calling politicians Nazis, shouting obscenities and racial remarks and throwing rocks and bottles at police officers sent to keep order. No, these are not Tea Partiers. They are the mob that turned out last week to protest Arizona's new immigration-enforcement law. This group of liberal rowdies has been dubbed the Tequila Party.
The assumption that Tea Partiers are hate-filled bullies explains why major media outlets rushed out reports that demonstrators in Washington opposing the government health care takeover subjected black members of Congress to racial slurs and spat on them. The accusations were never proved, and substantial video evidence and eyewitness accounts suggest the events never happened. There was no press coverage, however, when supporters of illegal immigration used physical intimidation tactics and made threats of violence against demonstrators on the National Mall the same day.
For those who thought they could take President Obama at his word on taxes, you might have made a mistake. He does not seem too wedded to the idea of keeping campaign promises not to raise "any form of tax" for those making less than $250,000 a year,
When reporters ask him about the promise, he says they're just playing some "old Washington game."
Why would anybody believe this guy?
Obama's tricky, midterm election strategy relies on luring back the first-time voters who supported him in 2008 plus re-engaging women, blacks, young voters and Hispanics.
"It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women, who powered our victory in 2008, stand together once again," Obama said.
President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was supposed to take care of a major worry for parents of 20-year-olds making the transition to work: keeping the kids insured.
But what sounds like a simple solution - starting this year, letting young adults stay on their parents' health plan until they turn 26 - involves a surprising amount of fine print.
As a consequence, some families may have to wait until 2011 to get their kids covered, particularly if the parents are working for a large employer.
Some employers weighing whether to immediately extend coverage for young adults are wondering whether they'll have to withhold additional federal taxes from parents to cover the value of the benefit.
It's not free? You mean parents are going to have to pay more for this? I thought it was supposed to be a "right". Who knew? We had to pass this monstrosity to find out. I thought this was all going to be free! Obama was going to pay for it out of his "stash". I thought the kids staying on the parents' health insurance plan was free. Who knew? We had to pass the bill to find out that it's going to cost us more money.
Isn't the world of government wonderful?
The Gun is Civilization
Job hunters turned out in the hundreds to fill recently-vacant positions at Pro's Ranch Market stores, where a federal audit led to the firing of some 300 illegal workers.
About 300 of the 1,500 total employees at the six Phoenix supermarkets were let go this week after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement audit found them to be working illegally.
Arizona is turning around its economy here, trying to get jobs Americans were accused of not wanting. Three hundred illegals are let go because they're working illegally and the jobs are filled immediately by Americans who will do that kind of work.
Are you already laughing? What is so hard to understand that the problem with illegal immigration is that it is ILLEGAL? Do these news hacks not know that "illegal" means "against the law"? Are the people at MSNBC so dumb as to believe the Arizona law determines for the first time that these people are breaking the law? This makes it obvious that it's not a question of what they see; it's a question of just how stupid they really are. They are so caught up in their spinning of their heart-filled compassion-oriented leftist agenda that they do not know that somebody in the country illegally is already committing a crime because of federal law. Sometimes we go to the great intellectual exercises to explain the differences in philosophies, and we just overlook the fact they're stupid. It's not ignorance in this case. It is genuine, complete, moronic stupidity.
Are there any coincidences in life? When we are on the verge at least on paper, or prompter in his case, of the Obama regime saying we want to have renewed offshore drilling even though the areas in which they want to drill don't have any oil. All of a sudden a rig blows up in the Gulf of Mexico and of course we have the oil slick now being whipped toward the Gulf shore in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by winds. And it will hit there at some point. And then, of course, the panic will ensue. We'll see the pictures of the pelicans and the birds trying to fly away but they can't because they're slicked up with oil. We'll see little kids out there being given days off from school with bottles of Dawn dishwasher detergent to get out there and take the oil and the mess off of the birds. How convenient for the environmentalist wackos. They haven't had an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico in over a hundred years. And now they conveniently have one in an election year when they're trying to get cap and trade.
Obama White House Motto: "Never let a good crisis go to waste."
The problem isn't teacher pay.
Here's a quote from our God-like president as he pushed for his so-called financial reform bill on Wall Street last Friday:
"A free market was never meant to be a free license to take whatever you can get, however you can get it."
This is Obama's understanding of the free market. Perhaps that's why he's referred to the free market as "the enemy." This is the type of statement that would be made by someone whose agenda is to denigrate the free market, not reform it.
Here is a free market lesson for Usurper Obama:
In the free market people don't take; they exchange. This is the essence of the free market. One person goes into the marketplace with a product or service. Another person walks through the door with cold, hard cash. Then the negotiations ensue. Finally one party decides that he wants the other party's money more than he does the product or service he has; and the other party decides that he will part with his money as part of the exchange, the freely-entered-into exchange. There is no talk of "taking." Only of trading.
Unfortunately, we have a president of the United States who is, at his core, anti-capitalist. In his mind all free market transactions should have three parties: The seller, the purchaser and the government. Now my libertarian position is that the government's only role should be to enforce the contract agreed upon between the purchaser and seller, that's it. The reality is that government will step into the picture on issues of product safety and the legality of the product or service being sold. The bottom line here is that our "sort of a God" president doesn't seem to understand the basic essence of a free market economy, and this spells danger for our economy.
"We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act," Brewer said after signing the law. "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation."
The law would acknowledge - as if it were needed - the fact that it is a crime in Arizona to be in the country illegally. Imagine that! Remember that our director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, recently said that entering this country illegally is NOT a crime. Interesting thought process that our director of Homeland Security endorses an illegal activity by declaring it is NOT a crime.
The new Arizona law makes it illegal for employers to hire illegal immigrants or to knowingly transport illegal immigrants. It would also require that police officers question people about their immigration status if there is reason to believe they are in the country illegally. The final element of the bill would allow for lawsuits against government agencies that prevent the enforcement of immigration laws. Any immigrant who cannot prove that they are in the country legally will be arrested, fined $2,500 and thrown in jail for up to six months.
Barack Obama says that the law is "misguided" and wants the Justice Department to determine whether the law is legal. He also called the law "irresponsible." He says the law "threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe."
How about fairness to lawful taxpaying citizens? In Obama's view it is irresponsible to cite crossing the border into this country illegally as a crime. Interesting thought process on the part of the Usurper in Chief. But then, we have a president who needs minority votes to keep his power.
A 13-year-old from Phoenix Emilio Almodovar says, "We can't walk to school any more. We can't be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we're illegal immigrants." Well isn't that wonderful. An Hispanic kid calling the cops "pigs." Someone check his mama's official status. If she is here legally, they have nothing to worry about.
Only hours after the Florida House and Senate voted to "opt out" of the new federal health law, the top U.S. health official said that will not be permitted.
The ruler has spoken.
When you've never said the Pledge of Allegiance before, you don't know what to do without a Teleprompter.
They have their left hands (note their wedding-rings) over their right chest. Not their right hands over their hearts!
These people are clueless.
The White House Dinner Roll
Once upon a time I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with the President.
I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable electronics.
There was some talk that my industry was being scrutinized by the administration, but I paid it no mind. I live in a FREE country. There's nothing that the government can do to me if I've broken no laws. My wealth was EARNED honestly, and an invitation to dinner with an American President is an honor.
I checked my coat, was greeted by the Chief of Staff, and joined the President in a yellow dining room.
We sat across from each other at a table draped in white linen. The Great Seal was embossed on the china. Uniformed staff served our dinner.
The meal was served, and I was startled when my waiter suddenly reached out, plucked a dinner roll off my plate and began nibbling it as he walked back to the kitchen..
"Sorry 'bout that," said the President. "Andrew is very hungry."
"I don't appreciate..." I began, but as I looked into the calm brown eyes across from me, I felt immediately guilty and petty. It was just a dinner roll. "Of course," I concluded, and reached for my glass.
Before I could, however, another waiter reached forward, took the glass away and swallowed the wine in a single gulp. "And his brother, Eric, is very thirsty," said the President.
I didn't say anything. The President is testing my compassion, I thought. I withheld my comments and decided to play along. I don't want to seem unkind..
My plate was whisked away before I had tasted a bite.
"Eric's children are also quite hungry."
With a lurch, I crashed to the floor. My chair had been pulled out from under me.
I stood, brushing myself off angrily, and watched as it was carried from the room.
And their grandmother can't stand for long."
I excused myself, smiling outwardly, but inside feeling like a fool. Obviously I had been invited to the White House to be sport for some game. I reached for my coat, to find that it had been taken.
I turned back to the President.
"Their grandfather doesn't like the cold."
I wanted to shout, "that was my coat!" But again, I looked at the placid smiling face of my host and decided I was being a poor sport. I spread my hands helplessly and chuckled.
Then I felt my hip pocket and realized my wallet was gone. I excused myself and walked to a phone on an elegant side table.
I learned shortly that my credit cards had been maxed out, my bank accounts emptied, my retirement and equity portfolios had vanished, and my wife had been thrown out of our home.
Apparently, the waiters and their families were moving in. The President hadn't moved or spoken as I learned all this, but finally I lowered the phone into its cradle and turned to face him.
"Andrew's whole family has made bad financial decisions. They haven't planned for retirement and they need a house. They recently defaulted on a subprime mortgage. I told them they could have your home. They need it more than you do."
My hands were shaking. I felt faint I stumbled back to the table and knelt on the floor.
The President cheerfully cut his meat, ate his steak, and drank his wine. I lowered my eyes and stared at the small grey circles on the tablecloth that were water drops.
"By the way," he added, "I have just signed an Executive Order nationalizing your factories.
I'm firing you as head of your business. I'll be operating the firm now for the benefit of all mankind.
There's a whole bunch of Erics and Andrews out there and they can't come to you for jobs groveling like beggars...we need to spread YOUR wealth around..."
I looked up. The President dropped his spoon into the empty ramekin which had been his crème Brule.
He drained the last drops of his wine. As the table was cleared, he lit a cigarette and leaned back in his chair.
He stared at me. I clung to the edge of the table as if it were a ledge and I were a man hanging over an abyss.
I thought of the years behind me, of the life I had lived. The life I had earned with a lifetime of work, risk and struggle.
Why was I punished? How had I allowed it to be taken? What game had I played and lost? I looked across the table and noticed with some surprise that there was no game board between us.
What had I done wrong?
As if answering the unspoken thought, President Obama suddenly cocked his head, locked his empty eyes to mine, and bared a million teeth, chuckling wryly as he folded his hands.
"You should have stopped me at the dinner roll," he said.
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
China has dozens of nuclear power plants under construction, has completed the Three Gorges Dam -- the largest power source on earth -- and is tying the nation together with light rail, bullet trains and highways in infrastructure projects unlike any the world has ever seen.
Contrast what China is doing with what we are about. We have declared vast regions of our country, onshore and offshore, off-limits to drilling for oil and gas. We have not built a nuclear power plant in 30 years or a refinery in 25 years. We have declared war on fossil fuels to save the planet from global warming.
Given the power of the environmental lobby to tie up projects in endless litigation, we could never today build our Interstate Highway System, Hoover Dam, the TVA or the Union Pacific Railroad.
In a strongly worded message to Congress outlining its priorities for a military spending bill, the Obama administration today said it disapproved of including money for pensions for 26 elderly members of the World War II-era Alaska Territorial Guard.
The Guardsmen are among those assigned to protect Alaska from the Japanese during World War II.
This is beyond the pale, and just shows Obama's continual disregard for what has made America the greatest nation on earth. To diminish these brave Alaska Natives as "state employees" is to diminish all of the brave men and women who served their nation in all sorts of ways during WWI.
For those that don't know, the Japanese attacked and invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands at the same time the battle of Midway was about to take place. It was part diversion, part payback for Doolittle's bombing of Tokyo.
Thomas Shelden got his $73,500 annual salary but had no duties while the district investigated. Shelden spent the day napping, watching television, taking walks and lifting weights.
Thomas Shelden, a Los Angeles city schoolteacher who spent nearly two years outside the classroom with full pay and benefits while district officials investigated accusations against him.
Under a long-standing practice, those employees are not given any assignments and receive their full wages and benefits.
Shelden, whose annual salary was $73,500, had been accused of sexually harassing another instructor, who later took out a restraining order against him.
California Democrats requested roughly $7.5 billion for the coming year, an average of $220 million per member. Bay Area members of Congress have requested $2.3 billion for projects in next year's federal budget, ranging from earthquake retrofits to a bike trail in Bodega Bay. Though not all projects will be approved, the total is 150 percent larger than what California received last year.
DOCTOR SYED WHO GOT AWAY WITH MAKING BELIEVE HE WAS A DERMATOLOGIST FOR OVER 10 YEARS. THE STATE WOULDN'T INVESTIGATE. THE CITY WOULDN'T INVESTIGATE. THEY WERE ALL AFRAID TO CRITICIZE HIM BECAUSE HE WAS A MUSLIM.
WHY IS THERE NO BOARD TO INVESTIGATE THOSE WHO PRACTICE THE PRESIDENCY WITHOUT A LICENSE? HERE WE HAVE AN UNLICENSED, UNTRAINED FAKER AS PRESIDENT, PASSING ONE POLITICAL PRESCRIPTION AFTER ANOTHER FOR AMERICA THAT IS CRIMINALLY DANGEROUS FOR THE BODY POLITICK.
WHAT OBAMA'S DOING IS THE EQUIVALENT OF GIVING INJECTIONS THAT YOU DON'T NEED, WRITING PRESCRIPTIONS THAT ARE UNNECESSARY AND HARMFUL. HE GOES ON AND ON LIKE HE'S A DOCTOR, FAKING IT THE WHOLE TIME. IT'S VERY MUCH LIKE THIS DOCTOR SYED.
AND NOBODY WILL SAY ANYTHING EXCEPT A FEW PATIENTS WHO'VE BEEN MAIMED OR SCARRED FOR LIFE.
Democrat Rep. Steve Israel said climate change, "pure" oceans and the reduction of carbon emissions are national security issues because they affect our military.
Damn the data; full speed ahead!
Never has a public-policy agenda been pursued with so little regard for scientific fact or public opinion.
The fraud continues.
Glenn R. Davis, of Chicopee, has been hauling his dirty clothes to the Laundromat for a month and a half, waiting for the state to make federally funded rebates available to people who purchase certain energy-efficient appliances.
Why solve your problems yourself when you can wait for the government solution? The government dependency mentality strikes again. Is the age of rugged American individualism and self-sufficiency gone?
For a man preaching "responsibility" to Wall Street, he sure does fail to take responsibility for his own administration. It seems as though the Obama administration is still in the habit of blaming Bush, and Americans are tired of it. 66% of Americans believe that Obama should start taking responsibility. That's not going to happen any time soon. Deities are not to blame.
"Muhammad" is now a dirty word, at least on Comedy Central's South Park. Should I say Oh My God! Or Oh My Muhammad? South Park upset some serene and peaceful Muslims to the point where they threatened to murder the creators of the show. How warm-and-fuzzy.
Here's a list of the ten top paying jobs for women. Unfortunately men still made more money in these fields. That would be because men don't get pregnant, don't take as much time off for various illnesses, and manage to stay on a career track longer than most women do.
This is what the welfare state looks like. The formerly great state of Illinois, having thoroughly run its budget into the ground, is considering digging an even deeper hole by raising taxes. Exactly the shot in the arm the economy needs!
Before you go any further, stop to watch this quick video of a teacher's union protest in Illinois. These teachers are protesting to increase taxes. Note the teacher in the video, "Where's the money? Hand over the cash!" Unbelievable.
"Failure gets a pass," which documents the near impossibility of firing unionized public school teachers in the massive Los Angeles Unified School District -- even those teachers credibly accused of sexually molesting or harassing their students.
"Firing tenured teachers can be a costly and tortuous task," documented the case of teacher Carlos Polanco, who was accused by the school district of "immoral and unprofessional conduct" for making fun, in front of his class, of a student who had just returned after a suicide attempt.
This is from the school board: "He stated to the student, 'Look you can't even kill yourself.' Mr. Polanco then engaged other students in the discussion of the suicidal student's attempted suicide, which prompted another student to engage in a detailed explanation of how to hit a main artery."
Despite nonstop media warnings about hateful protests, violence from TEA party attendants is so nonexistent that police feel safe allowing them to bring large items and sometimes even guns.
The leftists are disappointed.
The actor who does did the voice for the GEICO commercials was sacked this week for leaving a message on a Tea Party organization voicemail, referring to Tea Party members as "mentally retarded killers."
"Hi there. I`m doing a paper about FreedomWorks and I was wondering if somebody could give me a call back. I`m wrapping up and I just have one more piece of information I need to get from you guys -- just need to know what the percentage is of people that are mentally retarded who work for the organization, and are members of it. And oh -- and one final thing, wondering what your plans are, how to spin it when one of your members does actually kill somebody, wondering how, if you`ve got an actual P.R. spinning routine planned for that or are you just going to take it when it happens. Just curious. So, give me a call when you get a chance. Thanks so much."
Some supports claim "he was only exercising his First Amendment rights."
His First Amendment rights have not been abridged. With freedom comes responsibility. Actions have consequences. He made a choice and GEICO made a choice to can him. Fair enough. Now he has plenty of time to make more stupid phone calls.
Mexico may end up benefiting big time from our healthcare system in the US. While conditions may not be up to US standards, Americans can seek treatment in Mexico for a fraction of the cost, and that will only continue to rise thanks to ObamaCare. As baby boomers retire and more doctors are needed but in short supply (again, thanks to ObamaCare) many may turn to Mexico. So what's the logical next step? Medicare reimbursement in Mexico. No this is not a joke, this is a serious consideration that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is expected to bring up to Barack Obama when the two meet next month.
A grandmother in the UK suffers from a brain condition called dystonia, which causes extreme and uncontrollable shaking. So she went to the National Health Service (NHS), which is broken down into "health areas." The NHS told her that she could not have an operation that could help her condition. As if that wasn't bad enough it turns out that if this woman had lived just a few streets away she would live in a "health area" that does offer the treatment.
Coming soon to your "health area" with ObamaCare.
There are a growing number of companies in this country that exist solely to help homeowners walk away from their mortgages. This newly-common trend is called a "strategic default." A founder of one of these companies says, "People have this misperception that people who walk away are doing something unethical ... To me, they're making a good ethical decision because they're taking care of themselves and their family and it's a business decision."
It sounds like this guy is looking for an appointment to the Obama cabinet with this level of ethics.
A citizenship case of that nature has never been reviewed by the Supreme Court.
States have varying methods for picking the electors who vote in the Electoral College. The vote that actually chooses who will and will not be President. So why couldn't the states take it upon themselves to verify the constitutional qualifications of Presidential candidates? In this instance they're not creating a requirement that isn't already in the constitution. And there's nothing in the constitution prohibiting states from make such verifications a prerequisite for being listed on the ballot.
Everything the Washington government bureaucrats do stifles innovation.
Democrats - terrified of the Tea Party movement - are coming out of the woodwork to warn about the so-called dangerous rhetoric of the right. There are just two problems here. No. 1, the 1st Amendment protects political speech whether anybody likes it or not. No. 2, the hypocrisy of the leftist political class is mind-boggling.
In 2003, when the left was going after President Bush with everything it had - remember "Bush lied and people died?" - it fell to Hillary Clinton to defend political speech. She said, "I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic." She went on to say that dissent is perfectly proper no matter what administration is in power.
Well, that was THAT Clinton and that was then.
White House climate adviser Carol Browner said if Congress doesn't pass energy reform legislation that would curb carbon emissions the White House will act.
Obama will rule like a good little dictator.
The governmental policies are a wet blanket," Wynn said. "They retard investment; they retard job formation; they retard the creation of a better life."
The 1,336 page bill is likely to do little more than create a new maze of unproductive regulation. Here are five new agencies the bill would create:
- Financial Stability Oversight Council - Office of Finance Research - Office of National Insurance - Office of Credit Rating Agencies - Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, will turn out to be a real jobs and economy killer. This federal agency will have authority over everything from charges you'll pay for each text message on your cell phone to the availability of a title loan on your car. Put this agency to work for a while and most borrowing opportunities for lower and middle income Americans will dry up. Credit card? Forget it. The rules will be so onerous you'll be lucky to have one in your wallet. Remember - Obama's goal is a politically controlled economy. This financial regulation bill is a huge step in that direction.
More taxes, more government. The Obama way.
They leave Wall Street with their sacks of evil money, they go to Washington, and then automatically we can trust them. Their sins are forgiven! How does that work?
Both the national Democrat and Republican party committees spend about two-thirds of the money they take in on the care and comfort of committee staffs and on efforts to raise more funds, with lavish spending on limousines, expensive hotels, meals and tips.
Monthly committee spending reports illustrate cultures in which vast sums are consumed with limited accountability.
"I think these (Tea Partiers) are just mean people who are acting up. I can tell you that they should be glad that Health Care Reform has mental health coverage, because some of them need it."
Central Florida's moonbat is still on the loose.
People Are Mad
Who wouldn't be mad when they see a country they love turned over to a totally unqualified smooth talker with no experience who absolutely hates what America is, and who then proceeds to try to transform their country into an egalitarian society with a politically controlled economy.
How mad do you think YOU will be when Obama and his fellow travelers make a move on your retirement funds?
"The election of Obama was not an accident," Gorbachev said. "It is true however that there has been some slippage in support for him." While he said that he liked Obama "a great deal," Gorbachev acknowledged that Obama faces considerable difficulties as he attempts to change his country's policies.
"US policy is changing, but it's a difficult process," he said. Gorbachev feels that the United States had missed "many opportunities" in the past, but chances are better with Obama. "I am very pleased that now Obama has changed course."
Obama has another fan.
A suburban school district secretly captured at least 56,000 webcam photographs and screen shots from laptops issued to high school students. "It's clear there were students who were likely captured in their homes," said lawyer Henry Hockeimer, who represents the Lower Merion School District.
The district photographed student Blake Robbins 400 times during a 15-day period last fall, sometimes as he slept in bed or was half-dressed. The tracking program took images every 15 minutes, usually capturing the webcam photo of the user and a screen shot at the same time. The program was sometimes turned on for weeks or months at a time.
Are you still comfortable turning your kids over to the government everyday for re-education, and inviting government school agents into your home through illegal wiretaps through school laptops and other government issued equipment?
A new type of speed cameras which can use satellites to measure average speed over long distances are being tested in Britain. Trials are now underway for a space-based technology able to blanket the nation with speeding tickets by accurately estimating the time that it takes cars to go from point A to point B - and levying the appropriate fine if the car makes the connection too fast. The company said in its evidence that the cameras enabled "number plate capture in all weather conditions, 24 hours a day".
The government shall know and track your every move.
It is no accident that April 22, Earth Day, is also the birth date of Vladimir Lenin, an acolyte of Karl Marx, the lunatic who invented communism as an alternative to capitalism.
Earth Day is naked communism.
I don't know if you've been paying attention, but there is a new President in office who has the unbridled power of a King, given to him by the progressives and supported by an America-hating Democrat-controlled Congress. Indeed, President Obama is no longer our President. He is now our King, and he knows what is best for us.
Much talk is being circulated about the upcoming November mid-term elections, the TEA Party, American dissension, Conservative Movement, and an armed revolution against our new King, much like the one our ancestors fought to create our great Nation in the late 1700's. The New American Revolution will be fought using bullets made from ballots, Conservative Thought, historical Truth, and the strong reality of our Constitutional knowledge.
The New American Revolution 2010 has begun. Thank you, King Obama! Enjoy your remaining months on the throne, your Highness. History is indeed about to repeat itself soon enough.
North Carolina is demanding that the retailer turn over the name, address and details of every purchase of virtually every North Carolina resident who has purchased anything from Amazon since 2003.
The company said the disclosure of such information will invade privacy of its customers.
The lawsuit comes at a time when some states, searching for ways to increase revenues in a weak economy.
Government will stop at nothing to seize your money.
This is amazing: Crime is down if you don't count rape, homicide, and robbery stats.
Rape was up 33 percent, from 33 incidents last year to 44 this year. Robbery was up 13 percent, from 744 to 844. Homicides were up 9 percent, from 11 to 12.
They're the kind of obscenity-laced schoolyard taunts that could get a student suspended.
But the target of this tirade is New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie - and the perpetrators are the state's teachers.
The teachers have called Christie fat, compared him to a genocidal dictator and wished he was dead. The postings are often riddled with bad grammar and misspellings.
Every single teacher who wrote one of these needs to be fired as a bad example. After all, the students can read this public information. Why let these illiterate government buffoons continue to influence your children?
President Barack Obama has played golf 32 times since he took office, eight more than his predecessor George W. Bush - who was mocked by the Left for his fondness for the game - did in his entire presidency.
Where is all of the media outrage about The Usurper?
The cardinal says a proposed Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigrants encourages "German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques."
What party of illegal does this guy not understand? What would you expect from an organization whose members commit multiple felonies and then moves their criminal members around to cover-up and protect them? Jesse Ventura is right; the Catholic Church should be prosecuted under the RICO laws.
India has 545 million working cell phones thanks to its booming emerging economy, a number expected to reach 1 billion by 2015.
That number exceeds the number of people who have access to toilet or sanitation facilities - only about 366 million, or 31 percent of the 1-billion strong population.
UN University said it would cost an estimated 358 billion dollars to build toilets for half the world population between now and 2015. Each toilet costs 300 dollars.
Would it be cheaper to just buy everyone cell phones?
It's back to court for one of the teens facing charges in the South Hadley bullying case, but this time it will be to answer to charges of driving under the influence.
This person's IQ is apparently well below his life expectancy.
Carrying loaded pistols and unloaded rifles, dozens of gun-rights activists got as close as they could Monday to the nation's capital while still bearing arms and delivered what they said was a simple message: Don't tread on me.
Hundreds of like-minded but unarmed counterparts carried out a separate rally in the nation's capital.
The gun-carrying protesters in Virginia rallied on national park land, which is legal thanks to a new law signed by President Barack Obama that allows guns in national parks. Organizers said it's the first armed rally in a national park since the law passed.
Isn't it great when Obama signs a law and doesn't really know what is in it? Nancy Pelosi probably told him that he has to sign it first so they could find out what was really in it.
The White House's former communications director who admitted communist Mao Zedong (whose draconian policies are blamed for the deaths of tens of millions of people) is among 'favorite political philosophers' is playing a key role in aiding the Obama administration in its selection of a Supreme Court nominee.
Pope Benedict XVI briefly nodded off in front of tens of thousands of people during an outdoor mass in Malta's capital, Valletta.
Chris Boland: Went to CVS to get my parents an Anniversary card. Couldn't help but notice the "Congratulations Graduate" section. Categories in this section were labeled: High School Graduate, College Graduate, and Black College Graduate. Yes, there is a separate section of grad cards titled: "Congratulations: Black College Graduate". Thank you CVS for promoting separatism and discrimination, for I could find no "Congratulations: White, Red or Yellow College Graduate"
Obama's tax return for 2009 was just published today. There is some interesting information that you WILL NOT hear in the mainstream press. Barack Obama made $1.6 million dollars in dividends, investment and other business "income" from "foreign" (as in overseas) investments (providing foreign capital for foreign jobs some likely "exported" from the USA) and only made $12,000 dollars in dividends from US based companies, and even this was because he was the beneficiary of a Trust that made the investment decisions not likely Barack Obama.
Obama didn't pay any US taxes on the $1.6 million in foreign income as corroborated on his form 1116 attached to his 1040 yet it generated a $59,000 credit against Obama's US taxes which means because he invested overseas and avoided US taxes he also benefited from it by reducing his tax on his other US domesticincome by $59,000. I guess this is okay for him but Exxon and other American companies should be criticized for the same thing.
In short, Obama invested in foreign companies not American companies and though he paid taxes on that income to foreign countries, those taxes created a credit (offset) against Obama's US taxes to the tune of $59,000.
The press "accidentally" missed this same thing in 2008 when they pronounced that his tax return looked "pretty much in order." A notable difference in 2008 was that most all of his "interest income" was in "Tax Exempt" domestic debt instruments. What was that about the rich paying their "FAIR SHARE?"
An Osceola County man thought he'd paid off a parking ticket, so he was surprised to find out Monday that the Orange County Clerk's office had issued a warrant for his arrest.
Luis Gomez owed exactly one cent on a speeding ticket he received one year ago. Gomez tried to call the court to resolve the problem, and then tried to pay online, but had no luck.
Welcome to U.S. agricultural policy, where the implausible and the insane are the routine. Our perplexing $147.3 million-a-year handout to Brazilian agribusiness, part of a last-minute deal to head off an arcane trade dispute, barely even qualified as news.
"In Germany the Nazis first came for the communist, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Finally they came for me, but there was no one left to speak up to." - Martin Niemoeller, a Lutheran Pastor who was sent to the Dachau Concentration Camp in 1938
There are a number of frightening parallels which should be contemplated:
* In the 1930s the German people began to have a preoccupation with death. Via abortion they killed forty percent of all babies conceived. Then they moved on to euthanasia (killing of the elderly), then to the killing of the crippled, deformed and handicapped, and then to the killing of Jews who were deemed as a sub human race by the Nazi regime. At one point in the 1930s, the Nazi emptied hospitals, clinics, and sanitariums, and killed up to 275,000 old, sick, crippled, retarded, or otherwise handicapped persons. This was well before the Nazi death camps opened.
As in America today the lines of Moral absolutes are being erased as the disposal of the unwanted are being rationalized as making room for the capable, competent, or productive. As Germany evolved into a culture of death, most Germans barely took note of it, or saw anything wrong with it. Extermination of Jews, Christians, and any other undesirable was a natural progression of this culture of death.
In America we kill 1.6 million babies a year; over 40 million in the past twenty years. We are rapidly moving towards a culture of death as in Germany in the 1930s. Each day we see and hear of gratuitous violence and murder on television. The movie and video game industry has pulled all the stops when it comes to blood and gore. Drive by or freeway shootings and violent murder have become a way of life in America. We are gradually becoming more and more anesthetized to violent death each day.
* The Nazis passed thousands of laws, rules, and regulations to regulate and control every aspect of the German people's lives - so many, that virtually anyone could be branded (or labeled) as a criminal and have their property seized, be jailed, or executed at the whim of the Nazis. Highly complex financial, currency, cash reporting, and privacy laws were passed which almost no one understood. Christians who sent money out of the country to missionaries had their assets seized and were often jailed (or worst) under Nazi money -laundering laws. Raids on homes (often in the middle of the night) by the Gestapo became commonplace, along with widespread property seizures.
The same thing has happened in America in the 1990s as the least 2,500 new laws were passed by Congress. The bureaucracy, consisting of dozens of alphabet agencies (EPA, FDA, OSHA, BATF, FBI, IRS, DEA, etc ) then write over 86,000 pages of regulations carry criminal as well as civil penalties and have led in recent years to the seizures and forfeiture of the property of roughly 250,000 Americans per year, who have inadvertently violated one of these regulations. Raids on homes by the BATF, FBI, and others federal agents (often at dawn) have become commonplace along with widespread property seizures.
Hence in the 1990s every American has become a potential criminal (just as in Nazi Germany) and is probably in criminal violation of a number of regulations at any time- and doesn't even know it! And just as in Nazi Germany, anyone who is politically incorrect can be fingered, arrested, and jailed - or stripped of their assets. As in Germany and it is all done legally!
* The Germans in the 1930s were preoccupied with environmentalism and animal rights, with the Nazis passing all sorts of laws, rules, and regulations to protect the environment (while restricting the rights of their people) and to protect animals (wild and domestic).
America has a very similar preoccupation with environmentalism and animal rights today, with the government passing all sorts of laws, rules, and regulations to protect the environment and animal life, while restricting the rights of the people (from the wetlands, clean air, clean water laws to the Endangered Species Act and the protection of snail darters, Northern and Mexican potted owls, golden checked warblers, kangaroo rats, a myriad of insects, etc )
There is an ominous parallel between the animal rights legislation in the Third Reich and the Endangered Species Act in America today. The Book Understanding Nazi Animal Protection and the Holocaust, by Arnold Arluke and Boria Sax, explains the Nazi perverted and occultic attitudes towards animals:
In close evaluation of prominent Nazi military and political figures, it is suggested that there was a strong affection for animals, but and equally strong enmity towards human beings Perhaps in their twisted point of view, their dedication to the welfare of animals excused their inhumane treatment of Jews.
The most interesting facet of Nazism is the abolition of moral distinctions between animals and people. (A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.) They believed it was possible to increase the moral standing of animals and decrease the moral standing of people, thus integrating human characteristics to animals.
Immediately after the Nazis came to power, laws were passed that forbade the experimentation and dissection of animals for research. In their favor of animal protection, they even addressed the shoeing of horses and the suffering of lobsters and crabs being boiled alive.
German zoologist Ernst Haechel attacked religion, especially Christianity, for its reverence of human beings. He believed that man and animals shared the same moral status. Animal protection was to be used to reform human society.
* The Nazi Third Reich was not only a political movement or regime; it was also a supernatural, occultic movement and was in strong opposition to Bible based Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. The religious foundation of the Nazi Third Reich was from the same Eastern religions that are the foundation for the present day New Age Movement, which now permeates the Liberal Eastern Establishment and energizes or provides the occultic dynamic behind the New World Order.
It is interesting that the Nazis had a low respect for human life, but revered animals, nature, etc. and how today's abortion movement, environmentalist, animal rights activists, etc.. have low respect for human life (they are almost fanatical about population limits, control, reduction, abortion, euthanasia, etc..) but are concurrently fanatical about preserving trees, plants, animals, fish, birds, insects, planet earth (called Mother Gaia), etc The extreme of regard for people but high regard for animals and nature at first seems inconsistent, but not if one considers the occultic nature of both the Nazis and our present day hard core environmental and animal rights activists.
These apparent inconsistencies are very consistent within the context of the occult and Eastern Religions. Remember, in India, the breeding ground of the Eastern Religions, cows, and rats are worshiped as gods and cannot be killed or eaten, while insects cannot be killed because they could be some reincarnated friend or loved one. The Eastern religions made more of an inroad into Nazi Germany in the 1903s and likewise into America today. This helps to explain the importance of the parallels described above.
The globalist and their fellow environmentalists, the secular humanists, the abortionists, the radical feminists, the homosexual movement and the communists have several common denominators. They hate traditional American values, they hate the U.S. Constitution, they hate the traditional family, and they hate fundamental evangelical, Bible believing Christians-whom they consider to be a great threat to their socialist/globalist, homosexual, or environmental agendas for the planet. Some globalists refer to fundamental Christians and Orthodox Jews as a "virulent virus" that has to be purged.
So, just as there was a supernatural, occultic satanic dynamic behind the Nazis, there is also the same dynamic behind the New World Order and present day American social, cultural, and political free fall.
* Hitler completely ignored the German Constitution, just as our politicians and courts are doing today in America. Whenever Hitler wanted to do something, he would just do it. He would often write a note, as he did when he wrote a note to the Nazi doctors instructing them to begin widespread euthanasia, and they did. How does this differ from the Executive orders which Bill Clinton issued and President George W Bush continues to issue to this day?
Presidential Decision Directives (PDDs) are issued by the president sketching broad changes in future policies. PDDs-25 (formerly PDD-13) is an example of Clinton's broad policy changes without congressional approval. PDDs-25 created the framework for moving the U.S. military under the United Nations command, and is the basis for U.S. military participation in U.S. peacekeeping operations.
Executive Orders which can threaten American's Freedoms:
EO 10995- All communications media seized by the federal government: Radio, television, newspapers, magazines, CB, HAM, short wave, telephones, satellites, and the internet. The First Amendment would be suspended.
EO 10997- Seizure of all electrical power: fuels, including gasoline, and minerals.
EO 10998- Seizure of all food resources: farms, and farm equipment. Anti-food hoarding will go into effect.
EO 10999- Seizure of all kinds of highways, seaports, waterways, rail ways, airports, and public storage facilitates. The government can seize any vehicle.
EO 11000- Seizure of all civilians for work under federal supervision.
EO 11001- Federal takeover of all health, education and welfare, including hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and schools.
EO 11002- Postmaster General empowered to register everyman, woman, and child in the U.S.A.
EO 11003- Seizure of all aircraft and airports by the Federal Government.
EO 11004- Housing and finance authority may shift populations from one locality to another. Hosing may be seized.
EO 11005- Seizure of railroads, inland waterways, and storage facilities.
EO 11051- The director of the Office of Emergency Planning authorized to put Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tension or "financial crisis." He is also to perform such additional functions as the president may direct.
EO- 11490- Presidential control over all U.S. citizens and businesses (including churches) in time of emergency.
EO- 11921- The government would seize control over education, welfare, mechanisms of production and distribution, energy sources, wages, salaries, credit, and the flow of money in U.S. financial institutions and impose total censorship.
EO 12919- Directs various cabinets' officials to be constantly ready to take over virtually all aspects of the U.S. economy during a State of Emergency- at the direction of the president.
EO 13010- Directs FEMA to take control over all government agencies in time of emergency. [Note: FEMA is now directly under the control of the president a his National Security Council]
EO 13011- Creates a national information system, a massive new bureaucracy with authority to manage "Federal Information Technology" (signed by President Clinton on July 16, 1998) It links the data gathered by the health, Education, and Labor Departments to the data assessable to the FBI,CIA,EPA, and other federal agencies.
National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive# 51 signed on May 9, 2007. When the president determines a catastrophic emergency has occurred, the president can take over all government functions and direct all private sector activities to ensure we will emerge from the emergency with an "enduring constitutional government."
The language written in the directive is disturbing because it doesn't say that the President will work with the other branches of government equally to ensure a constitutional government is protected. It says clearly that there will be a cooperative effort among the three branches that will be coordinated by the President.
If the President is coordinating these efforts it effectively puts him in charge of every branch. The language in the directive is entirely Orwellian in nature making it seem that it is a cooperative effort between all three branches but than it says that the President is in charge of the cooperative effort. In the event of a financial crisis that seems to be pending in the near future. "Voila" We have an instant dictatorship!
* The German people, before and during the Nazi's rise to power, began to reject their Christian heritage, their history, their national heroes, and their traditions. The Nazi accelerated this obliteration of their history and heritage as they came to power. And this is precisely what the liberals, socialists, and the globalist crowd in America have been doing in recent years. Our heritage, history, heroes and traditions are being denigrated and obliterated. To quote the wisdom of our Founding Fathers today, or to cite the U.S. Constitution in a court of Law, in a public forum, or in the media, is to laughed and scorned, or looked down upon in disdain.
Remember in George Orwell's 1984, Big Brother erased the old history and heritage and fabricated a brand-new socialist history. The communist did the same thing in Russia and China. The same was done in Nazi Germany and the same is being done in America today through revisionist history and multiculturalism.
* The Nazis passed Draconian gun control laws to disarm the German people so that they could control them and set up their dictatorship. (The communist in Russia, China, and Cuba also disarmed their people.) Hitler bragged that: "1935 will go down in history! For the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead in the future." And the Nazi dictatorship was ushered in!
America today is following Hitler's lead ad the political left are pushing Nazi-style gun control laws and talk openly about disarming the American people. Aaron Zelman, head of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, did a comparison of the Nazi's 1928 and 1938 gun control laws, and those passed in the U.S. in 1968 and since found them to be almost identical- as if they had been copied. There will be a big push to disarm Americans over the next year. It is a major element in the New World Order agenda and has been accomplished in Australia and England.
The United States of America, the greatest nation in the history of the world up until a few decades ago, is in decline in every way that a nation can be- economic, financial, social, political, moral, and spiritual. We lead the world in divorce, violent crime, drug usage, pornography, promiscuity, illegitimate births, homosexuality, abortion, teenage pregnancies, teenage suicide, alcoholism, child abuse, and per capita prison population.
We have the most corrupt government in our history, but the great majority of Americans (including Christians) don't really care, because they feel prosperous, and because the morals of our leaders simple reflect the morals of our people. The Gramsci strategy is being intensively applied by the political left to undermine our culture.
Who am I?
I was born in one country, raised in another. My father was born in another country. I was not his only child. He fathered several children with numerous women.
I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me. My mother died at an early age from cancer.
Later in life, questions arose over my real name.
My birth records were sketchy and no one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.
I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs & didn't follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.
I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.
That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and I embarked on a new career.
I wrote a book about my struggles growing up. It was clear to those who read my memoirs that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child.
I became active in local politics in my 30's then with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40s. They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything. That reinforced my conceit.
I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history, and no experience in leading a single organization. Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.
I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances. This bolstered my ego.
At first, my political campaign focused on my country's foreign policy...... I was very critical of my country in the last war and seized every opportunity to bash my country.
But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country's economy. I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better and every poor person would be fed & housed for free.
I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess. It was the free market, banks & corporations. I decided to start making citizens hate them and if they were envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.
I called mine "A People's Campaign" and that sounded good to all people.
I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics & was able to gain widespread popular support.
I knew that, if I merely offered the people 'hope' , together we could change our country and the world.
So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include "persecuted minorities" like the Jews. My true views were not widely known & I needed to keep them unknown, until after I became my nation's leader.
I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined those people I associated with.
I'm glad they didn't. Then I became the most powerful man in the world. And the world learned the truth.
Who am I?
WHO WERE YOU THINKING OF?
Lawyers for 15-year-old Blake Robbins and his family claimed that thousands of images were taken by the laptop Webcams. Included in these were, according to the motion, "pictures of Blake partially undressed and of Blake sleeping."
Lawyers claim that each time the LANRev software took Webcam shots, it sent them back to school district servers, where employees found entertainment in "a little LMSD soap opera."
The Robbins' family motion claims that 400 pictures were taken of Blake Robbins alone in a period spanning some two weeks late last year. It specifically named Carol Cafiero, one of the employees placed on leave.
The family reportedly suggested that Cafiero "may have been a voyeur" and, on the basis of e-mails the school district allegedly turned over to the Robbins family, the family has demanded to see Cafiero's personal computer. The judge is being asked for that computer to be handed over, while Cafiero's lawyers reportedly say their client is prepared to hand it over to the district's IT staff.
What do you expect from government school employee perverts? Will these pathetic wastes of oxygen be charged?
A webcam spying scandal at a suburban Philadelphia school district is broadening, with lawyers claiming the district secretly snapped thousands of webcam images of students using school-issued laptops without the pupils' knowledge or consent.
Some of the images included pictures of youths at home, in bed or even "partially dressed."
"Discovery to date has now revealed that thousands of webcam pictures and screen shots have been taken from numerous other students in their homes."
Thursday's filing, which claims 400 images of Robbins were taken during a two-week period last fall, also says that an IT administrator at the district "may be a voyeur."
The lawsuit said the administrator, who has been placed on paid leave, "invokes the Fifth Amendment to every question asked of her, including a question asked as to whether she had ever downloading (sic) pictures to her own computer, including pictures of students who were naked while in their home."
Child porn with government school employees. What is wrong with these people?
Democrats launched into an assault on incivility, saying incendiary words from members of Congress were inflaming tensions that could provoke another OKC-style incident.
How about the government employee union member in New Jersey who threatened the governor? The biased media appears to be burying that story.
A wealthy businessman who raised money for leading Democrat Party politicians, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, pleaded guilty on Thursday to defrauding three major banks out of $292.2 million in loan transactions.
Nothing surprises me anymore with the usurper fraudster in chief.
Thank you Mr. President for waking the sleeping giant!
News reports on April 8 informed us that about 47 percent of the people in this country don't pay any federal income taxes. Right next to those news stories were other reports that about 47 percent of the people in this country think that the amount they pay in income taxes is just about right. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being a near certainty, what would you say are the chances that the people paying no income taxes are the same as those who say their tax burden is just about right?
The average American taxpayer spent a total of 57 hours on the paperwork necessary to file their taxes. That's just about equal to one workweek for a member of the productive class. Those hours spent by individual taxpayers are miniscule compared to the time spent by American businesses and corporations.
First, just where do you imagine this idea of a progressive income tax first surfaced? That would be in a book published in 1848 by two characters named Marx and Engels. The book was "The Communist Manifesto." Right there - listed as No. 2 of 10 steps to a Communist nirvana - you'll find the call for "a heavy progressive or graduated income tax." So tell me, when 1 percent of the income earners in America are paying almost 40 percent of all income taxes, is that progressive enough for you?
You may find it interesting that No. 3 on the list was the "abolition of all rights of inheritance." Death tax anyone? The Democrats want it back. Full force. (Just an aside here, but government schools - we call them "public" schools - were No. 10.)
Our income tax is no longer merely a means of funding the legitimate operations of the federal government. It is, in the hands of the Democrat Party, a tool for what they perceive as "social justice."
Barack Obama believes that wealth is distributed, not earned. His oft-stated goal is to use our tax code to place wealth in the hands of those he feels to be deserving, not in the hands of those who actually earned it.
The 47 percent of us who pay no income taxes think this is a mighty wonderful idea.
Elections have consequences.
The Obamas will be taking a spring vacation in Asheville, North Carolina next weekend.
All this guy does is take vacations. Typical government employee, he never works. Obama is apparently still looking for all 57 states.
The Navy's decision has outraged some critics who have not forgiven the Pennsylvania Democrat for accusing U.S. Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians "in cold blood."
Next we will have the sister ship, the USS Ted Kennedy-Chappaquiddick. This will be the only Navy non-submarine that stays underwater all the time.
In years past, the main branch of the Springfield Post Office has been open until midnight, but not anymore. And once again this year, some customers were un-pleasantly surprised to learn that the last pick-up for the mail was at 6pm on April 15th.
Why do people who choose to procrastinate and wait until the last minute expecting special treatment from the post office, a government entity, to cater to them with special hours? The problem is too many people expect special treatment from the government. The entitlement mentality strikes again. It's always somebody else's' fault. These people are right where they are because of choices they made. They need to grow up and stop depending on government to come to the rescue with special treatment to solve the problem they created themselves by playing the juvenile game of waiting until the very last minute. Idiocy!
How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics.
The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping doctors into coverups of cancer outbreaks, contaminated polio vaccine, the arrival of the AIDS virus, and biological weapon research using infected monkeys.
The volcano is erupting small, jagged pieces of rocks, minerals and volcanic glass the size of sand and silt into the atmosphere, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This volcanic ash can even be as small as 1/25,000th of an inch across.
Volcanic ash is formed during explosive volcanic eruptions. Once in the air, the wind can blow these tiny ash particles tens to thousands of miles away from the volcano. Life-threatening and costly damages can occur to aircraft that fly through an eruption cloud, reports the geological survey.
This volcano eruption has spewed more pollution into the atmosphere in one belch than all of the cars since the invention of the automobile. Will Al Gore go to Iceland to lecture this evil volcano?
It is shaping up as a critical but controversial piece in the efforts by Graham, Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. John Kerry to write a climate bill that moderate Republicans could support.
These political hacks want more of your money, this time at the gas pumps. All in the name of the climate scam.
Six Democratic senators want to hit U.S. airlines with a tax if they charge passengers for their carryon bags.
These political hacks are more corrupt than the mob. They want their cut of the action and their only way to collect is to create a tax. Is there nothing these hacks won't tax?
THE Encyclopedia Britannica defines taxation as "that part of the revenues of a state which is obtained by the compulsory dues and charges upon its subjects." That is about as concise and accurate as a definition can be; it leaves no room for argument as to what taxation is. In that statement of fact the word "compulsory" looms large, simply because of its ethical content. The quick reaction is to question the "right" of the State to this use of power.
In October of this year, one month prior to the November midterm elections, a special army unit known as 'Consequence Management Response Force' will be ready for deployment on American soil if so ordered by the President.
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
Gov. David Paterson plans to offer legislation Wednesday to bail out the troubled New York City Off Track Betting Corp. for a year. Now owned by the state after years of fiscal troubles as a public benefit corporation in city government, New York City OTB is in bankruptcy court to reorganize and deal with its debt.
When is the last time that you ever heard of a bookie with a monopoly losing money? This would be like the governor of Nevada having to bail out the Bellagio. The house usually wins. What a sad, sad, sad testimony to the efficiency of government even at the state level. If you can't run a monopoly bookie operation without losing money, you shouldn't be trusted to run anything.
Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday passed one of the toughest pieces of immigration-enforcement legislation in the country, which would make it a violation of state law to be in the U.S. without proper documentation.
It would also grant police the power to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being illegal.
The bill could still face a veto from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. A spokesman for Ms. Brewer said she has not publicly commented on the bill. Ms. Brewer, a Republican, has argued for stringent immigration laws.
Under the measure, passed Tuesday by Arizona's lower house, after being passed earlier by the state Senate, foreign nationals are required to carry proof of legal residency.
Immigrants' rights groups roundly criticized the bill. "The objective is to make life miserable for immigrants so that they leave the state," said Chris Newman, general counsel for the Los Angeles-based National Day Laborer Organizing Network. "The bill constitutes a complete disregard for the rights of nonwhites in Arizona. It effectively mandates racial profiling."
Chris Newman is wrong. The bill merely makes an illegal activity illegal.
No. The economy took off after the postwar Congress cut taxes.
Ten years after the New Deal we still had 15 to 20% unemployment. The New Deal didn't do anything about unemployment. The New Deal created the aura of FDR and the Democrat Party as the party of compassion and caring. They didn't do one thing.
World War II came along, that lifted us out of the Depression, but then we faced a second one after we won, all these people returning home needed jobs, what did Congress do? It wasn't one social program after another. It was tax cuts that were lowered. The unemployment rate in 1946 was 3.9% after cutting taxes, after repealing taxes, and after other legislation that incentivized job creation.
Government is NEVER the answer!
Obama's exclusion of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili from the bilateral meetings at the summit must have prompted broad smiles in Moscow.
The first time I saw the swirling logo for the Nuclear Security Summit, it looked familiar. I soon figured out what it reminded me of: a crescent moon.
The kind of crescent moon you see on the flags of Muslim countries (from left: Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia and Pakistan).
Indeed, the crescent, often with a single or multiple stars, is the main symbol of Islam. So now there is something like it at an official presidential event, prominently displayed in photographs being beamed around the world.
The White House has warned state and local governments not to expect a "significant federal response" at the scene of a terrorist nuclear attack for 24 to 72 hours after the blast, according to a planning guide.
While it may be years before most Americans feel the impact of Usurper Obama's health-care bill, a few patients in Scottsdale, Ariz., got a small taste of life under Obamacare last week when they arrived at their Dermatologist's office only to see a sign with the following taped to the front door:
"If you voted for Obamacare, be aware these doors will close before it goes into effect." The note is signed Joseph M. Scherzer M.D. and includes the following addendum: "****Unless Congress or the Courts repeal the BILL."
Scherzer, who attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, has been a practicing Dermatologist in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1976. Reached yesterday at his office, Dr. Scherzer, 63, said he plans to stop practicing before 2014 when the bill's full impact will be felt because he refuses to deal with the headache of increased government involvement in health care.
"I'm absolutely serious [about stopping practicing] and it's not just because I'll be nearing 65," Scherzer said. "The stress is what would push me out the door. From what I've gathered hearing from my friends and peers, most physicians I've heard from feel the same way."
Experts warn there won't be enough doctors to treat the millions of people newly insured under the law.
Not only are incomes down, but now we're learning more about what ObamaCare is going to do to us, and that is increase taxes. You've been hearing His Excellency Lord Obama tell you that only the evil bastards who make over $250,000 a year will be paying more in taxes. You didn't buy that, did you? Did you believe the sound bites? "I will not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $200,000 a year." (Apparently, The Usurper couldn't make up his mind whether the threshold was going to be $250,000 or $200,000) If you bought that line my guess is you were educated in government schools. And if you believed that Obama would keep that promise and yet still manage a government takeover of healthcare, then you really aren't intelligent enough to be breathing.
So many Americans bought into Obama's line of campaign BS.
The Joint Committee on Taxation reports that taxpayers earning less than $200,000 a year will pay $3.9 billion more in taxes in 2019 alone, all thanks to ObamaCare. Why 2019? Because that is the year when ObamaCare will be fully implemented. The new law will also raise $15.2 billion over ten years by limiting medical expense deductions, in other words, a tax increase. This deduction limitation will affect 14.8 million taxpayers, and 14.7 million of those taxpayers earn less than $200,000 a year.
To all of you who were gullible and thought that Obama was your lord and savior: So much for Obama's promise. It sucks to be suckered, doesn't it? There's your change. Are you proud of the way you voted in 2008?
Now, at this time, while Obama is sitting in the office, he can be challenged by another law, called "Quo Warranto", which means "by whose authority do you rule?" (D.C.statute 35}16-3501) The exact statues states:
"A quo warranto may be issued from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the name of the United States against a person who within the District of Columbia usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises, a franchise conferred by the United States or a public office of the United States, civil or military. The proceedings shall be deemed a civil action."
In Quo Warranto the burden of proof will be on Obama to prove he is Constitutionally Eligible. It will not be on We the People (Plaintiffs) to prove he is not eligible. Constitutional Eligibility is a legal matter for the DC Federal Courts which Congress established for such issues.
The Davey family's £815-a-week state handouts pay for a four-bedroom home, top-of-the-range mod cons and two vehicles including a Mercedes people carrier.
Father-of-seven Peter gave up work because he could make more living on benefits.
Yet he and his wife Claire are still not happy with their lot.
With an eighth child on the way, they are demanding a bigger house, courtesy of the taxpayer.
Mrs Davey has never had a full-time job while her 35-year-old husband gave up his post in administration nine years ago after realising they would be better off living off the state.
At their semi on the Isle of Anglesey, the family have a 42in flatscreen television in the living room with Sky TV at £50 a month, a Wii games console, three Nintendo DS machines and a computer - not to mention four mobile phones.
With their income of more than £42,000 a year, they run an 11-seater minibus and the seven-seat automatic Mercedes.
But according to the Daveys they have nothing to be thankful for.
'It doesn't bother me that taxpayers are paying for me to have a large family,' added Mrs Davey.
'We couldn't afford to care for our children without benefits, but as long as they have everything they need, I don't think I'm selfish.
If these moochers lived in America they would be voting Democrat supporting Obama and Pelosi. Perhaps Pelosi will send her fancy taxpayer-funded airplane to pick the whole lot of them up and move them over here.
Obama Continues to Refuse to Release Birth Certificate; Army Doctor's Pentagon Access Pass Revoked; Computer Seized
This is backwards; his SUPERIOR OFFICERS need to be read their Miranda rights for violating their oaths. These empty suits were sitting on their hands, along with the Supreme Court and they allowed this illegal election to take place.
Phil Berg filed a lawsuit to prevent this election from taking place until this matter of Obama not proving his natural born citizenship was straightened out and it was buried by the Supreme Court.
Notice the media? Not a peep about this, they are all traitors, Fox News included.
This hero might die in jail and the media blackout speaks volumes, they are all in bed with this criminal conspiracy to protect Barry Soetoro aka Obama from being exposed as a fraud.
It's time to stop acting like sheep.
"Under (Usurper) President Obama, only federal spending is going up; jobs, business startups, and incomes are all down. It is proof that the government can't spend its way to prosperity."
In 2010, Washington will spend a record $31,406 per household.
In 2010, Washington will collect $18,276 per household in taxes.
The $13,130 difference between spending and revenue is our budget deficit per household, on top of all prior government debt.
Since 2008, government spending has increased by $5,000 per household. That's in just two years.
Over the last decade, government spending has increased $10,000 per household.
At the same time that our government has seen fit to spend more money that it has, the number of non-payers (there are people without income tax liability) has increased by 59% in less than a decade. The number of non-payers grew from 32.6 million in 2000 to 51.6 million in 2008. At the same time, the total number of tax filers only grew by 10%.
This is simply unsustainable. Our country absolutely cannot survive this slide into fiscal hell. We're at the point where only a minority of working Americans actually pay for the operation of our Imperial Federal Government.
How do you ever get those people (The Moochers) to actually pay their share of the cost of our government again? They think they deserve a free ride. To them, it's their "right!"
We're on the road to fiscal destruction. I think that there are some politicians who put us on this road intentionally. They want the free market system destroyed so it can be replaced by a centrally-planned government economy.
We may have two elections to save this country, but I think it would be dangerous to wait until 2012. November 2nd is our real deadline. Time to put down the video game controllers, cancel your subscription to US Weekly, change the channel from American Idol to a news channel and get ready to fight for freedom. The job will undoubtedly be easier for you than it was for Washington's troops 230 years ago, but the situation is no less serious. Think about it, if the moochers were with General Washington at the Delaware 230 years ago he would never have crossed as the moochers would have likely stolen his boots, his boat and his horse.
Are you ready for the fight?
Not with The One, The Bowing Obama, who bows to every foreign leader that moves.
This is a short excerpt from a Q&A session that took place in 1978. The speaker is Milton Friedman. He is asked by a Stanford University student the following question: "How free are the poor, how free are the unemployed, how free are the people who are disadvantaged? What is government's role?"
Milton Friedman's response is worth a listen. Amazing how it still applies today, 32 years later. Here are a few quotes:
"Government doesn't have any responsibility. People have responsibility."
"There has never been a more effective machine for eliminating poverty than the free enterprise system and the free market."
"If you look at the real problems of poverty and the denial of freedom to people in this country, almost every single one of them is the result of government action."
"We have constructed a governmental welfare scheme, which has been a machine for producing poor people."
Toward the end of the video, a heckler from the crowd shouts out: "Have you ever been on welfare, or been poor?" Milton Friedman shoots him down with one sentence: "Is there one of you who is going to say that you don't want a doctor to treat you for cancer unless he himself has had cancer?"
It is often said that the new health care law will affect almost every American in some way. And, perhaps fittingly if unintentionally, no one may be more affected than members of Congress themselves.
How will the Obamacare Law affect you?
In Chicago, the owner of an optical business gives big bucks to political candidates and gets big bucks in return in the way of government business.
Daniel Arce has a prescription for success. He runs his family's eyeglass business, Tropical Optical. He also heads the Mexican American Political Action Committee.
Together, his business and his political fund have given more than $590,000 in campaign contributions in the past decade to a host of elected officials, including former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and key Hispanic legislators.
Since 2000, Arce's company has gotten more than $13 million in taxpayer money to provide eye exams and glasses for more than 60,000 uninsured students from Chicago's public schools, as well as providing vision tests for his rapidly growing Medicaid business, which has become one of the biggest in the state.
Flying back to Boston from L.A. yesterday, the congressman was confronted by a pair of ophthalmologists upset about the health care bill.
A woman battling a cancer battle was dealt a surprise blow by Uncle Sam.
Diana Smith has gone through six months of radiation and chemotherapy -- one week out of every month. She is in remission and had a donor for a transplant; being in remission is prerequisite for the transplant.
But her hopes of receiving the transplant were dashed in March, when she says, the Social Security Administration contacted her -without her soliciting it -- and told her that her three year-old son was entitled to receive Social Security disability payments. Even though she didn't ask for it, she signed the form and received her son's first check check.
In April, Medicaid canceled her universal health care policy because her income level had risen with her son's payments - making her ineligible for the insurance program.
The largest insurance company in the United States, the United States government and its CEO Obama, tricked a woman out of getting off her medical coverage. Since when does the Social Security Administration start soliciting? Even though Smith offered to cancel her son's disability benefits, she was told it's too late. She loses her coverage.
Here's your all-caring, all-loving federal government, the Obama regime, claiming that this only happens in the private sector. Only the evil, private sector insurance companies do this to people.
What happened to "You want to keep your doctor? You can keep your doctor! Your coverage won't change!"
Dr. Obama will probably tell her to "Just take a pain pill."
Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and everyone who voted for ObamaCare are killing this little boy's mother. Welcome to ObamaCare.
A Kenyan lawmaker told the nation's parliament last month that Barack Obama was born in Africa and is therefore "not even a native American."
During debate over the draft of a new Kenyan constitution, James Orengo, the country's minister of lands and a member of parliament for the Ugenya constituency, cited America's election of a Kenyan-born president as an example of what can be accomplished when diverse peoples unite:
"If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation," Orengo posited, "how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the president of America?"
Orengo held up the U.S. as a country no longer "living in the past," since Americans elected a Kenyan-born president without regard to "ethnic consideration and objectives."
We have been invaded by the usurper.
Usurper Obama is holding one of the biggest global summits ever on U.S. soil starting Monday, but for all the hoopla, the event will be missing America's strongest allies.
Obama negotiates with our enemies, the terrorists, and excludes our allies.
Barack Obama reminded us last week that before he drives us into bankruptcy, he might get us all killed.
Despite the global attention focused on Iran's emergence as a nuclear-armed power, an equally if not more serious crisis swells on the Korean Peninsula.
Edward M. Kennedy's family will be given a rare opportunity to raise objections before the public disclosure of thousands of pages of the late Massachusetts senator's exhaustive and secret FBI file, according to bureau officials and advisers to the family.
These political hacks protect each other like they were an endangered species.
Jon Voight was a guest on the Mike Huckabee show on April 10th, 2010. On the show he read an open letter to America and to Barack Obama where he discussed the future of America and the need for us all to get involved in our individual states Tea-Party movement in order to save our nation.
Below is the text of the letter:
"In one year, the American people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by President Obama and his whole administration. The lie is a potent aggression that feeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all or the very poor and needy who live to be taken care of.
President Obama feeds these people poison, giving them the idea that they are entitled to take from the wealthier who have lived and worked in a democracy that understands that capitalism is the only truth that keeps a nation healthy and fed. Now the lie goes very deep and President Obama has been cleverly trained in the Alinsky method and it would be very important that every American knows what that method is.
It is a socialistic, Marxist teaching and with it, little by little, he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses, making new language for the Islamic extremists. The world looked up to us as a symbol of hope and prosperity now wonders what will become of the entire world if America is losing its power.
The American people who understand exactly what is taking place have come together in the thousands, vowing to try to stay together as a unit of love and freedom for all men and women, from all walks of life, shivering to think that this once great nation will be a third world country.
This will be the first president to ever weaken the United States of America. President Obama uses his aggression and arrogance for his own agenda, against the will of the American people when he should be using his will and aggression against our enemies.
Every loving American for peace and truth and the security of our nation must come out and join the Tea Parties in their states. The opposition will continue their tactics; they will lie and plant their own bullies amongst us. Everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them. We can weed out the liars and agitators.
Let us all stay in Gods light. Let no man put asunder. We can and we will prevail. God bless us all!"
Jon Voight, April 10th, 2010
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. We must have confidence in every link before we trust it. Has the process been sound? Has the globe warmed?
The worst of what Mr. Obama's latest feel-good initiative will do is to make him still smaller in the eyes of the enemies that he thinks the United States doesn't have.
Consider this scenario if you would:
You own a home in what can only be described as a pretty nasty neighborhood. The Mr. & Mrs. Canada next door seem nice enough (though boring) and never really cause you any trouble. Those Mexicos on the other side are a bit of a problem. First, they seem to fight a lot over drugs, and they keeping coming into your yard. They do mow it once in a while however, so you have to give them that. Further down the street you have the Chavez clan. Now these people are bona-fide fruitcakes and their raucous parties seem to be gathering in the Honduras family and others. They love threatening the neighborhood, but so far it's been pretty much all talk. Across the lake, however, things are different. That's where the Muslims live. Now most of them are OK, but they have a gang problem; gangs with names like Al Qaeda and Taliban. It's not the graffiti that bothers you so much; it's their penchant for gang violence. These gangs regularly wander into their own neighborhoods wearing explosives and then turn themselves into greasy spots on the sidewalk, along with a few dozen of their own family members. Every once in a while they'll sneak into your neighborhood to cause problems. When you try to keep them out with security screening they scream bloody murder.
So that's your neighborhood. A lot nice, but some really nasty actors out there. So tell me, would you hold a community meeting to tell all of these neighbors that yes, you have guns in your house for self-defense, but you promise you won't use those guns to defend yourself unless you're actually being attacked by someone with a gun? "You can attack us with swords, machetes, knives, slingshots, bows and arrows, mace, grenades, possums with HIV, you're choice, and we won't use our guns to defend ourselves. But if you come after us with guns all bets are off.
No? Well, tell that to Obama.
We now live in a nation that will not name its enemy. Homeland Security wants to eliminate terms like Islamic jihad or terrorism from its vocabulary lest we offend some of the people trying to kill us.
Here is the shortest, easiest guide to the understanding the Middle East you will ever read. It will make you wonder why the Obama administration is apparently abandoning the only ally we have there.
Grayson deliberately disrupts a republican district meeting in which a tea party presentation is being given to GOP members. After having a shouting match with Matthew Falconer and being run off by the members, Alan Grayson proceeds to rant from the lobby.
A citizen, just a citizen, frustration unbound, writes his congressmen in disbelief. Over and over again, he writes. What does he get? Political rhetoric is his answer.
His representative and Senators seem to not understand America at ALL! They know only power and re-election. They do not know, and are immeasurably detached, from WE THE PEOPLE!
Rep. Bart Stupak is expected to announce his retirement Friday, weeks after his critical role in healthcare's passage.
Stupak, the centrist Michigan Democrat who crafted a last-second deal on abortion that allowed President Barack Obama's healthcare bill to pass the house and become law, will say during a press conference this morning that he won't pursue reelection this fall.
Stupak told The Hill that fighting the healthcare bill had been "a living hell" a little more than a week before the bill was approved by the House.
Telephone lines to his office were jammed, and he and his wife received nasty calls at home.
"All the phones are unplugged at our house - tired of the obscene calls and threats. She won't watch TV," Stupak said during the interview. "People saying they're going to spit on you and all this. That's just not fun."
While I do not endorse any of the alleged death threats, the motto here is: Actions have consequences. When you make underhanded, sellout decisions against the will of your constituents, sometimes life is "just not fun."
There are going to be hundreds of regulations requiring brand-new appliances, from heaters, to water heaters, to refrigerators to microwave ovens to televisions, you name it, over 130 of them. But there's a reason for this. And this is what's onerous, and these are Department of Energy regulations. This is not legislation. This is going to be enacted at the cabinet level.
What's actually going to happen is that anyone who tries to sell their home is going to need to replace that perfectly good water heater, and lots of other electrical devices in their homes with these new ones that are more energy efficient, in order to legally sell your house. Obama is planning to force us to register our homes, just like our cars, and get them inspected by an authorized agent of the DOE in order to get an 'Inspection Label' for the home. Government agents will come into your home and inspect your appliances.
I suggest that you all read the Cap & Trade bill which was passed by the House last June, and which Usurper Barack Obama is probably going to try to ram through the Senate shortly. That abomination of a bill requires us to bring our homes into compliance with each of the new standards for all regulated appliances, in order to legally sell them.
And if that's not enough, it's not just about water, or home heaters either: 'Since President Barack Obama came to office, the DOE has issued or codified new efficiency standards for more than twenty different products, which will save consumers between $250 and $300 billion on their energy bills through 2030. 14 consumer and commercial products with standards prescribed in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), including dishwashers, general service incandescent lamps and residential clothes washers, microwaves, kitchen ranges and ovens, general service fluorescent lamps and incandescent reflector lamps, small electric motors, commercial heating, air-conditioning and water-heating equipment. All these things are going to come under strict regulation and control.
Watch out for one item listed above, because almost every electrical device you use has a 'small electric motor' inside. When you add the value of the millions of perfectly good appliances that are going to wind up on the trash heap, to the other costs of this bill, you'll realize how damaging this is going to be to our country. And now you may have it answered for you, why the CEO of General Electric, Jeffrey Immelt, is one of Obama's big boosters. They are one of the biggest manufacturers of appliances and under these new regs your perfectly fine appliances will have to be discarded and you will have to buy new ones if you want to get your home approved, if you want to pass inspection or if you want to sell. They're going to come in, inspect your home and put a sticker on it that says you've passed inspection, just like your car. If you don't pass inspection you will have to totally refit every appliance in your house until you're in compliance, at your expense.
In Cuba, home inspections are the order of the day from the Castro regime. It's exactly what the Department of Energy has in store for us. Everybody in Cuba had to have their entire houses checked before they could sell the house.
These appliances are not yet made. These appliances in the smaller carbon footprint are on the drawing board and it's all to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 1%. All this will allegedly do is reduce CO2 by 1%, and the fraudulent global warming is not even happening. This whole scam is based on a hoax.
This is Draconian, to say the least. This bill makes the secretary of energy - his name is Steven Chu - the most powerful man in America outside of Obama. It grants him power never before given to any elected official, including under FDR. This guy, secretary of energy, will become the second most powerful man in the regime with this kind of authority.
The goal here is a continued transformation, making America poorer, reversing industrial production (except for GE), leaving more resources for the rest of the world. And since the private sector is what grows the economy and makes life easier, this regime needs to impose its will to reverse the course of the nation.
Remember, in usurper Obama's view, America must be cut down to size.
This adds up to a loss of more liberty and freedom. And, government's scheme to get into your homes.
Federal investigators who submitted phony products, such as a gasoline-powered alarm clock, to the government's energy-efficiency certification program found it easy to obtain approval and say the program is "vulnerable to fraud and abuse."
Among the phony products that obtained Energy Star certification was a 'room air cleaner' that, in a picture prominently displayed on the Web site of a bogus company, showed an electric space heater with a feather duster and strips of fly paper attached to it.
A gasoline powered alarm clock was approved as a new energy efficient device. How does even the most incompetent bureaucrat you've ever heard of in the Department of Energy ever think that a gasoline powered alarm clock should be an Energy Star appliance?
Apparently, there is plenty of fraud and abuse to spread around. Show me one government program that doesn't have fraud and abuse.
How is it that in the private sector most of the things government does is a crime and people who perpetrate them are charged and sometimes convicted, but when government does those very same things, they are lauded with virtue and compassion?
This whole program is bogus and it proves the point here, this is not about anything other than the continued transformation of the country, making us poorer, more controlled by the government and less free.
Liberals in places like New York, Boston and Washington D.C. are riding high on the passage of President Obama's health care reform bill. Emboldened by their backdoor success, liberal leaders are already setting their sights on the next round of political priorities.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun front group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) have sent the White House and Congressional leaders a 40-point report outlining the anti-gun measures they would like make into law.
You might be saying to yourself, "We've heard this song before, right?" Wrong.
The anti-gun elitist have changed their tactics. Instead of trying to pass legislation through Congress, they want these changes made by regulation and executive order (the ruling class dictator approach).
Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun stooges want to bypass the elected representatives of the people and allow (the all too willing) unelected bureaucrats in the Obama Administration to violate your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. (Remember, these people don't care about the Constitution anyway.)
Bloomberg's plan includes the creation of a Federal task force of over seven different agencies from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the White House Office of Budget and Management.
Elements of the proposal, which is titled "A blueprint for Federal Action on illegal guns", includes a laundry list of anti-gun measures.
Just some of the proposed changes in regulation include:
Bans on the importation of "non-sporting use" firearms
Restructuring and expanding the authority of the radically anti-gun and out-of-control BATFE
Mandatory federal "lock-up your safety" regulations
Surprise "residency" checks on buyers who purchase multiple guns
REAL ID and biometric validation of firearms purchaser information
Increasing paperwork and hurdles for gun dealers to jump through
Simply put, the anti-gun lobby is trying to push its unconstitutional wish list through the federal bureaucracy and away from the eyes of voters across the country.
Rest assured, the National Association for Gun Rights will do everything in its power to expose this outrageous, backdoor attempt to force gun control upon the American people.
Obama was asked about a comment the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee made on Fox News' "Hannity," comparing the president's plan to a kid asking to be punched in the face on the playground and vowing not to hit back.
"Last I checked, Palin's not an expert on nukes," Obama told ABC News.
And, other than read a teleprompter, what exactly is Obama an expert on?
A permanent, dependent underclass in America, which always votes Democrat. It's all about government power and control.
One of the many off-the-charts liberal extremists Obama has nominated for critical lifetime judicial appointments, Goodwin Liu, has been caught hiding over a hundred controversial speeches, publications and information about his background from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Liu is a Berkeley professor (enough said) with zero judicial experience, who has never even tried a case in any court of law. He was nominated for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (the court directly beneath the Supreme Court) because he is an academic elite who shares Obama's subversive Marxist ideology.
We're not just talking about believing that the Constitution is a "living document" here--which is Liberalspeak for pretending to "update" the Constitution by reversing everything it stands for. This guy is a hard-core open borders racist who works with La Raza and supports preferential treatment for minorities.
He believes the text of the Constitution can literally be re-written at will by un-elected, unaccountable judges, and wants to turn goods and services like health care into constitutional rights. He also wants to invent a constitutional welfare right.
OBAMA THE DESTROYER
Obama is like a destructive child who takes apart a watch and then can't put it back together again. He has taken apart the car industry, placing it under federal control. He is dismantling the best healthcare system in the world, replacing it with socialized medicine. And today, he started destroying our military by signing an insane nuclear treaty with Russia.
This treaty, the work of the mentally disordered left, will mean a 30% reduction in our nuclear arsenal and a steep reduction in our submarines and strategic bombers. That's on top of the fact that Obama has already slashed the defense budget and stopped a comprehensive missile defense system. Now, in the name of diplomacy, Obama wants to destroy our nukes just when Iran and North Korea are building theirs. Obama claims this treaty will coax Iran into discontinuing its nuke program. That's crazy. The Hitler of iran wants these weapons to intimidate the united states and destroy Israel. This meaningless piece of paper will not stop him.
And what about Russia? Anyone who thinks they'll keep their word is crazy. Russia has a history of reneging on nuke agreements. It's impossible to verify how many they've destroyed, and they've already said that they can pull out of the agreement at any time. Furthermore, both Russia and china are in the process of modernizing their nukes. Most of Russia's nuclear arsenal is aging and outdated. If we continued as we are, Russia would fade as a nuclear power. This agreement helps them! How much of our own arsenal is outdated? Obama isn't saying.
Obama did say today that the spread of nuclear weapons to more states is an unacceptable risk to global security. And yet this insane treaty increases that risk. Obama also said today that while the treaty was a good first step forward, it's the first in a long way forward. "it will set the stage for further cuts." Further cuts. Obama doesn't just want to reduce our arsenal. He wants to eliminate it completely. He is our destroyer-in-chief. And the one remaining chance to end his agenda of appeasement is the US senate, which must ratify the treaty by a two-thirds majority. He could be stopped there, but where is the republican opposition? Each day, more and more, it's as if a hostile foreign power has taken over the country.
Choosing between Democrats and Republicans
Your choice is much like having to choose terminal cancer or a broken leg. Neither is pleasant, but your broken leg can heal. The cancer is going to kill you.
Sixty-five percent of registered voters -- the highest in Gallup history, and by far the highest in any recent midterm year -- now say most members of Congress do not deserve re-election.
Sex offenders will be able to get Viagra subsidized by the taxpayers under ObamaCare.
After more than a half-century as a columnist and investigative reporter, I've come to the scary conclusion that Barack Hussein Obama, a black African Arab, hates America and plans to destroy capitalism because he is a pro-terrorist Marxist Communist who grew up in an Indonesian Muslim country.
Everything Obama (or is it really Osama?) has done as an Illinois State Senator, U.S. Senator for 2 years and, since taking over the reins of federal government last year, has been anti-American.
Obama's agenda is to transform America into a Socialist Marxist Nation State, as fast as he can. He's spending trillions and trillions of dollars of borrowed money (with interest) to make his "historic transformation," ruining the United States in the process.
Obama's decision to incur unthinkable new debts via gargantuan entitlement programs, to raise taxes in the midst of a depression, to intensify inflation to catastrophic proportions, is specifically calculated to effect the exact same two consequences as LBJ's Great Society program. First, Obama wants to weaken us on the home front by "spreading the wealth around" in the name of equality. Second, Obama wants to use that aggravated economic weakness to undermine America's foreign-policy standing around the world.
President Obama does not want a greater, more powerful America; he wants a smaller, more humble America. And he knows how to achieve it.
In 2009, 47% of Americans will pay no federal income taxes.
When April 15th rolls around, half of American households will reach into someone else's pocket without so much as a thank you. The only "thank you" the producers will receive will be the election of politicians who promise to plunder even more.
French political thinker and historian Alexis DeToqueville warned us about this over 150 years ago. In his book "Democracy in America" he warned that our great new experiment in representative government and the rule of law would be over when the people of America figured out that they could use their votes to take stuff away from ("receiving largess from the public treasury") their fellow Americans.
While about one-half of American households are busying themselves receiving largess from the public treasury (the moochers), the top 10% of earners (the producers), those evil, wicked, nasty households earning $366,400 or more, paid 73% of all income taxes.
The moocher class is growing quickly. In 2007, 38% of households paid no federal income taxes. That figure jumped to 49% in 2008.
The article states: "Obama has pushed tax cuts for low- and middle-income families and tax increases for the wealthy, arguing that wealthier taxpayers fared well in the past decade, so it's time to pay up."
Doesn't that money belong to the wealthy people who earn it? Why is it "time to pay up" when the top 10% of earners already pay 73% in income taxes?
If you were to ask this question of a congressman at a town hall meeting you would immediately be branded a cruel, rage-filled, violent tea partier, racist.
When people realized that they could elect people into positions of power that would be willing to plunder on their behalf, a dependent, moocher society was born. The problem is, the productive patriots who keep feeding the ever-growing beast of big government will soon be tapped out. Then what?
Does the Usurper in Chief ever work or do anything other than appear on television and spend our money?
Last week, I entered Walter Reed Army Hospital to notify the Department of Defense that I would refuse to obey any orders from my commanding officers -- including President Obama -- until the president produces his original birth certificate. After nearly eighteen years of wearing the military uniform of the country I have proudly served, including overseas assignments in imminent danger/combat areas in Bosnia and Afghanistan, I felt compelled to take this step.
I made this decision from much deliberation, after lengthy consultations with many friends, family members, and colleagues, and I firmly believe that all servicemen and women, and the American public, have the right to know the truth about President Obama's constitutional eligibility to serve as Commander-in-Chief.
There is no legitimate privacy right to information necessary to prove that President Obama is legally eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief.
Food stamps won't be helping a disabled man fill his service dog's food bowl. A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Tuesday against James Douris of the Philadelphia suburb of Newtown. It upheld a decision by the state welfare agency denying him additional support. The 55-year-old Douris is a disabled, unemployed veteran who lives alone and relies on the dog to pull his wheelchair and fetch items.
The dog sounds a little more worthwhile and valuable than some of the people that are using food stamps.
Sixty-five percent say Americans are not willing to make major lifestyle cutbacks to help save the environment. After 20 years of nonstop propaganda and pummeling, to the contrary, the American people are now not buying it.
"Mr. Obama, you are a newcomer (to politics). Wait until your sweat dries and get some experience. Be careful not to read just any paper put in front of you or repeat any statement recommended," Ahmadinejad said in the speech, aired live on state TV.
Let's start by analyzing the mind of a rapist. His goal: Domination and absolute power, through any means necessary.
A majority of citizens are shouting "No," from the rooftops. No! to ObamaCare. No! to socialism. No! to trashing the Constitution.
And yet, to Obama and the Left, the assertion of "No" does not matter. Smug and entitled, drunk with power and giddy when they see our fear, they take what they want anyway.
"If it was a good program and everybody liked it, you wouldn't need 16,500 thugs coming with their guns and putting you in jail if you didn't follow all the rules". - Ron Paul
Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses. Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual:
o Section 7203 misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.
o Section 7201 felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.
Now a health czar gets to determine what is "adequate healthcare" under this plan, not the individual and not the purchaser. This means you won't get the best healthcare plan for you. Health is individual. WE ARE NOT THE SAME!!!
People are starting to contact insurance companies asking how they can sign up for Obama's free health care plan. Do you think they will freak out when they find out they have to pay for it, and if they don't, the IRS will ensure they do?
"[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."
New reports show that Barack Obama's Harvard Law School experience was enabled by a group of black racists with connections to Saudi Islamists. What do they want from him now?
"Are we safer? NO. Do we have Jobs? NO. Did we address the deficit? NO we increased it. Are we out of the wars? NO. Are we more respected in the world, NO. Are we confident in our future? NO. Our economy? NO Do we trust our Government? NO Was Health Care our biggest concern? NO So who's the Party of NO again?" - John Kuzmanic
There's a white flag flying over America this morning and it was run up the flagpole by President Barack Obama without the knowledge or permission of the American people.
Not only does Obama's revamping of American nuclear strategy renounce the development of any new nuclear weapons, it overrules the initial position of his own defense secretary Robert Gates.
Can there be any surprise that Obama's announcement for no nukes on American soil-even in self-defense-coincides with the announcement that the leaders of 23 Arab countries have launched an unprecedented clarion call to free the world from nuclear weapons?
Facts assert that in Sirt, Libya, the rulers of some 350 million people living in the oil wealthiest and most war-torn regions on Earth, called for a nuclear free world only a few days before Obama called for the same thing.
Even among the most naive, can there be any more doubt whose side Barry Soetoro/aka Barack Obama is really on?
While ObamaCare focused attention on his postponed trip to Guam (Which according to Congressman Hank Johnson, could "tip over and capsize") and Indonesia, Obama plans to fly to Prague to sign a news arms-control agreement with Russia on Thursday, and next week he will host 47 world leaders in Washington for a summit meeting on nuclear security.
If a nation signs a nuclear nonproliferation treaty and doesn't break it and agrees to it and still launches a cyber-attack, a chemical attack, bioweapons attack in this country, we are promising not to nuke them because they haven't violated the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. Does this make any sense? The great characteristic or factor in our nuclear deterrence is that these weirdos around the world never knew when we would use it.
Individuals who don't purchase health insurance may lose their tax refunds. Shulman told reporters that the most likely way to penalize individuals that don't comply is by reducing or confiscating their tax refunds.
He also said it is too early to know what additional resources or how many employees the IRS will need to enforce compliance with the mandate.
A lot of you love having refunds because it's the one time of the year that you have that big a chunk of change in one pile. You can go out and pay off debt with it, or buy whatever you want. But it's really a lousy use of your money. You're letting the government use your money interest free all year. If you had that money yourself and were investing it, it would be a lot more valuable than what you're getting in a refund. I don't want the government using any of my money all year for FREE.
In light of numbing revelations over the last several days concerning fraudulent statements on Barack Obama's resume, this piece of information curiously comes to light. The White House has instructed the 'mainstream media' not to report what they may discover.
The White House directive was issued as part of a deal struck between the Office of the President and reporters of the mainstream media.
In exchange for being given unprecedented access to Barack Obama, reporters would promise not to report 'certain matters' they may discover while covering the President.
The cover-up continues. This makes Watergate look like Romper Room.
Let's face it, if Obama applied for a job with the FBI, he wouldn't pass the background check. So how did this usurper become president?
He is using an example of someone having to take their child to the hospital while not having insurance and being stuck with a hefty medical bill when someone began to ask "Where in the Constitution..."
Rep. Hare cuts the man off and says "I don't worry about the Constitution on this to be honest..."
The man begins to laugh, cutting the congressman off, and says "Jackpot, brother."
"I care more about the people that are dying every day that don't have health insurance," Rep. Hare goes on to say.
"You care more about that than the Constitution you swore to uphold," the man replies.
"I believe it says we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Rep. Hare tells him.
The argument continues with the first man telling Rep. Hare that it is "unbelievably clear that the Constitution doesn't matter to you." The two men also argued whether the bill will actually provide insurance to people who don't have it.
Another person argues with Rep. Hare over how many times Rep. Hare read the bill. He was critical of whether the congressman actually read the bill -- which he said was 8,100 pages long -- three times.
"Are you calling me a liar?" Rep. Hare asks him.
"I am," that man replies.
"Oh that's pleasant," the congressman tells him and begins to leave the room.
The man mocks him: "Oh, heaven forbid you have to answer your constituents."
Rep. Hare turns and tells the man: "I answered it and you told me I was a liar."
"Because you are," the man says.
Rep. Hare turns back towards the door and leaves, not answering the man as he asks repeatedly how long it took Mr. Hare to read the bill three times.
As Rep. Hare gets into his vehicle, another person asks, "Hey where in the Constitution does it say I have to purchase health insurance or gives you the authority to make me?"
The vehicle begins to pull away and that person says "Better start looking for a job."
Not content with driving America into bankruptcy the president is set to announce a new US policy on nuclear weapons that will severely reduce the conditions the United States would consider using nuclear weapons, even in self defense.
So a crazy nation wants to wipe out the east coast with mustard gas, or anthrax, well just go ahead because Uncle Barack is going to give you a warning.
Obama is truly one of the most Dangerous Muslim Jihadists to ever declare War on AMERICA!
Despite the debacle of the failed Copenhagen climate change conference last December, the United Nations is pressing full speed ahead with a plan for a greatly expanded system of global environmental governance and for a multitrillion-dollar economic transfer scheme to ignite the creation of a "global green economy."
Why stop the fraud now?
President Obama announced that he will recess appoint Islam A. Siddiqui to the position of Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Siddiqui is a pesticide lobbyist and Vice President for Science and Regulatory Affairs at CropLife America, an agribusiness lobbying group that represents Monsanto.
Hybrid seeds, so you can't save seeds to replant. Start stocking up on Heirloom Seeds for the future.
Here's how predictable the president's slippery relationship with the truth has become: Hours before the State of the Union address, Washington Examiner reporter Timothy P. Carney posted a "pre-emptive fact check" that, among other things, prebutted any presidential claim to have "stopped the revolving door between government and corporate lobbying." As it happened, that night Barack Obama made an even bolder (read: less truthful) claim: that "we've excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs."
In fact, more than 40 former lobbyists work in the administration, including such policy makers as Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn (who was lobbying for Raytheon as recently as 2008), Office of the First Lady Director of Policy and Projects Jocelyn Frye (National Partnership for Women and Families), White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz (National Council of La Raza), and Treasury Secretary Chief of Staff Mark Patterson (Goldman Sachs).
Six people riding an all terrain vehicle plunged off a cliff early Sunday morning near Skinner State Park, creating a three-hour rescue in the dark, deep in the woods.
"They were there in total darkness," he said. "They were too close to the edge of the cliff and they went over."
What were these idiots doing riding on an off-road vehicle in a state park in the middle of the night? Stupid people continue to be stupid. And remember, stupid people vote.
A group of homeless people and housing activists took over a privately owned Mission District duplex in what served as the climax of a protest designed to promote use of San Francisco's vacant buildings as shelters for the needy.
The owner of the property - who was targeted over his eviction of a tenant - said the demonstration was nothing more than breaking and entering.
The pastor, Dr. Michael Bell, refers to Obama as "the most intelligent, most anointed, most charismatic president."
Anointed? Here's an explanation from Wikipedia: "People and things are anointed to symbolize the introduction of a sacramental or divine influence, a holy emanation, spirit, power or God." Then there's this from Dictionary.com: "to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil."
Evan Thomas in Newsweek referred to Obama as "sort of a God," and now we learn that he's the most anointed president ever. I guess that pretty much settles it. God gets to do what he wants, right?
Laws and the Constitution don't matter to Obama as he does what he wants.
In a chilling speech to Russian defense experts on March 1, Prime Minister Putin ordered the buildup of strategic weapons and warned that the growing threat of the expansion of American Communism is endangering the entire World and bringing the Motherland closer to war than at any time since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
Obama, and those Communist forces backing him, do want to see this monster of a system repeated and have in the past year accelerated the United States descent into the abyss of total state control over all aspects of Americans lives and have created one of the most all encompassing "surveillance societies" our World has ever seen.
There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.
Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.
Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded "anti-American," "anti-semite" or "conspiracy theorist."
Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest groups whose campaign contributions control government.
Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions, not the discovery of innocence or guilt.
Truth is inconvenient for ideologues.
Today many whose goal once was the discovery of truth are now paid handsomely to hide it.
Digital Goods and Services Taxation
RECOMMENDATION 4.20: The federal government should investigate establishing a national framework for digital goods and services taxation.
Are the 16-18,000 new IRS healthcare enforcers/agents going to be equipped with the following?
Exhibit 220.127.116.11-3 (07-29-2002) Special Agent Equipment Check Sheet Enforcement Badge, Microcassette recorder, Sig Sauer P228, 3 Magazines for Sig Sauer P228, Holster for weapon, Double Magazine Holder, Firearms Security Box for Office, Firearms Security Box for Home, 1 Pair handcuffs, 1 Handcuff Holder
Gearbag: Binoculars, Flexcuffs, Maglight, Body Armor, Raid Jacket, Raid Cap, Ear Protection, Eye Protection
Is the island of Guam in danger of tipping over and capsizing?
Addressing Adm. Robert Willard, who commands the Navy's Pacific Fleet, Johnson made a tippy motion with his hands and said sternly, "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."
The admiral seemed to take the question seriously, too. "We don't anticipate that," he said, proceeding to describe the population on Guam.
Think about it, some people actually voted for this imbecile.
In this video Michelle states "when we visited Barack's home country in Kenya."
The American people will suffer greatly at the hands of these communist thugs and their usurper FRAUD in Chief, Obama aka Barry Soetoro. The media is also complicit with this cover up and they are guilty of treason as well.
"It just happened last week! It's only been a week! Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm?"
We no longer have an Administration, this is a regime.
No people on earth are more righteously Green than the Germans. They built the foundations and set the tone of the modern Green movement in, ahem, the 1930s. They invented the phrase Atomkraft Nein Danke. They were the first country to allow nasty, dangerous Sixties eco-radicals to reinvent themselves as respectable politicians. They were the first place to buy, wholesale, into the solar power con, which is why so many of their rooves - especially on churches - shimmer and glow like reflective-coated crusties at a mid-Nineties rave, while the German taxpayer is ruing the day his government ever chose to subsidise (Achtung Herr Cameron!) this fantastically pointless scheme.
So when the Germans say "Auf Wiedersehn AGW" it really is time for the rest of the world to sit up and take notice.
Yet the political fraud continues.
The road to dictatorship is well-traveled, with each discrete journey having one universal common denominator: political inaction. When political leaders know that the voting public is focused elsewhere, usually with diversions of a cultural nature, the tendency will be towards these leaders' ever-greater accumulation of power.
President Barack Obama conveyed his harshest rebuke yet of Havana's government last week and, hours later, Gloria Estefan protested repression in Havana from the streets of Miami.
So, they honor the man bringing repression to the United States. The Estefans know the oppression of Cuba, and Obama is not unlike Castro in his ideology. WHAT IDIOTS!!!
Lisa Jackson, Obama's EPA director, has just announced the agency's new auto regulations of gas mileage based on global warming. In addition, the agency asserts the right to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Clean Air Act.
There is absolutely no scientific justification for this and, indeed, many observers believe the EPA lacks the legal authority regarding its stance on CO2.
There is NO need to limit greenhouse gas emissions because there is NO "global warming."
Yet the political scam continues.
Abandoning all loyalty to the democratic processes this nation holds dear, President Obama has made the decision that getting energy tax legislation through Congress with the approval of the American people is just too much of a pain to bother with. Instead he will have the EPA declare as early as next week that CO2 is a dangerous global warming gas and will start regulating its emissions immediately.
Every American who doesn't live in a technology adverse commune in California will now pay even more of their hard earned cash to the federal government for absolutely no good reason.
Put simply, it means $8 for a gallon of gas and 2-3 times higher electricity bills. It also means the loss of millions more sorely needed jobs as businesses are hit with higher operating costs and the transfer of whatever remains of our manufacturing sector to China where energy is cheaper and they aren't so concerned about CO2.
All because of climate science that has been clearly exposed as inaccurate and untrustworthy. Obama may or may not be a communist plant sent to destroy America, but he sure is acting like one.
To reiterate: There is NO need to limit greenhouse gas emissions because there is NO "global warming."
Yet the political scam continues.
So Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is demanding that citizens justify their political speech under oath.
Justify the right to free speech? These people are not leaders, they are rulers desiring to maintain and grow their ruling power over we the people. In the mind of a statist, you only have the right to free speech if you agree with them.
Quote: "I don't want government any more than is necessary, but there's some things that Bob or any CEO can't invest in. Bob's not going to build the roads to get to Celgard. No company is going to make investments for a public good." - Barack Obama
Fact: No company is going to make investments for a public good. But Bob had to deal with bureaucrats instead of concentrating on his business. He had to go through a great deal of permit processes with the government there to get permission to do every bit of building and business planning he had to do.
Obama's was in Charlotte touting his jobs creation with the unemployment, and he was saying, "Look at what stimulus money can do, why, this company has been saved because of the stimulus." The fact is Celgard has not spent any of its stimulus money yet, according to federal documents. They received $49 million, but they haven't spent any of the money yet.
Quote: "Today is an encouraging day. We learned that the economy actually produced a substantial number of jobs instead of losing a substantial number of jobs. We are beginning to turn the corner. This month more Americans woke up, got dressed, and headed to work in an office or factory or storefront, more folks are feeling the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes with a hard-earned and well-deserved paycheck." - Barack Obama
Fact: Most of those added jobs are temporary jobs of government census workers. And those temporary census workers don't even receive health insurance benefits as the jobs are temporary. In a few months, these people will be unemployed.
Buried in the newly enacted health care reform legislation is a provision that amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers to provide a "reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for a nursing child for 1 year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express the milk." In addition, the employer must provide for this purpose "a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public."
Businesses that employ fewer than 50 employees are exempt from these requirements if they can show that following them would impose an "undue hardship." The burden of proof will be on the employer and may be difficult to meet in most cases.
On the other hand, things could have been worse for employers. But for Republican intervention, the legislation would have required: A windowed room, with a view of a tree, lace curtains and a pleasing floral wall paper. The "mother's retreat" must be equipped with dimmable lighting, a La Leche approved breast-feeding rocker, and be stocked with warm towels.
Under the bill, does the kid have to be your own and can it be up to age 27? After all, in the health care bill your kids can be on your insurance policy up to age 27.
Does he have the authority to sign this bill? Do the states have to obey this law if it is signed by an unconstitutional president that has never proven that he is a natural born citizen? There is a difference between US Citizen and Natural Born Citizen folks and that is the reason why Obama is hiding and evading numerous lawsuits against him. The media is also complicit with this cover up and they are guilty of treason as well.
We have nothing to lose and the weak Republicans need to open their mouth on this issue or the American people will suffer greatly at the hands of these communist thugs and their FRAUD in Chief, Obama aka Barry Soetoro.
The Glenn Beck puppets want to talk about the issues and stare at that egomaniac drawing on a blackboard all day? That has not stopped one damn thing you fools. The only thing Beck has successfully stopped was talk about the eligibility issue and that needs to end today.
Many states are filing lawsuits against this unconstitutional health care bill and they need to seize this moment as well and use the Obama eligibility issue as their reason. This would knock the enemy off balance and put them on defense and we will be on offense.
'This health care bill should be challenged immediately based on Obama not being eligible to even sign it. Once he signs that bill, a demand for Obama to prove his eligibility should come from MICHAEL STEELE. The problem is he lacks the guts.' - Steve Cooper
A Mount Dora doctor posted a sign telling Obama health care supporters to go elsewhere.
A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere."
"I'm not turning anybody away - that would be unethical," Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it."
The sign reads: "If you voted for Obama seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
Is the island of Guam in danger of tipping over and capsizing?
Addressing Adm. Robert Willard, who commands the Navy's Pacific Fleet, Johnson made a tippy motion with his hands and said sternly, "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."
The admiral seemed to take the question seriously, too. "We don't anticipate that," he said, proceeding to describe the population on Guam.
Think about it, some people actually voted for this imbecile.
Just a few weeks ago that the mighty Al Goreleone informed us all that they were about to melt away. Some scientists are now reporting that Arctic sea ice levels are back to their normal levels. Yet Al Gore continues to rake in billions of dollars from the Global Warming scam.
Drug gangs in Mexico have attacked two army bases in a serious escalation in the country's drug war.
Eighteen gang members died in the ensuing gun battles, in which gunmen attacked in force in bulletproof vehicles, using hand grenades and assault rifles.
The good news is that 18 of these thugs were shot dead.
This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.
The thuggery mentality will stop at nothing to protect their "entitlements." To claim a right to health care is to claim a right to either the time or the property of the people with the skills. You have NO right to a portion of another person's life, or to their property. None. Therefore, you cannot have a right to health care.
The student technology fee, which now is $100 a semester, will be increased to $500 a semester to pay for the MacBook portion of the plan.
Officials believe it's among the first colleges and universities to offer free iPads to students.
Why do these "officials" continue to lie? They are not FREE.
More brainwashing of students to believe that things are magically FREE. Nothing is FREE! Somebody pays for it one way or the other.
The dumbing down of America continues at college level.
Paul Krugman says the "death panels" established by President Obama's trillion-dollar nationalized health-care plan will end up saving "a lot of money" for the government.
Appointed government officials who under the plan will have access to medical records will determine if a treatment will be provided to a needy patient. Theoretically, that could be a death sentence for a patient denied a treatment.
Humans are at the mercy of mother Earth. Always have been and always will be.
The man who achieved global fame for his theory that the whole earth is a single organism now believes that we can only hope that the earth will take care of itself in the face of completely unpredictable climate change.
What is more, he predicts, the earth's climate will not conveniently comply with the models of modern climate scientists.
As the record winter cold testifies, he says, global temperatures move in "jerks and jumps", and we cannot confidently predict what the future holds.
Prof Lovelock does not pull his punches on the politicians and scientists who are set to gain from the idea that we can predict climate change and save the planet ourselves.
Scientists, he says, have moved from investigating nature as a vocation, to being caught in a career path where it makes sense to "fudge the data".
Whether the planet saves itself or not, he argues, all we can do is to "enjoy life while you can". Trying to save the planet "is a lot of nonsense".
Great, now we can stop all of this political going green nonsense! Time to fire up the SUV's, get our incandescent light bulbs back, and leave them on!
Obama is set to announce that he will be opening up large portions of U.S. coastlines to off-shore drilling. This is a radical departure from his stated position on this issue.
So what changed?
Did he finally realize that global warming is a total fraud? No.
Did he suddenly decide to start listening to the American people? No.
The general consensus seems to be that this is part of some behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing for Cap-and-Trade (and an attempt to win back some voters for Democrats in 2010). But the real question here is whether or not this election-year ploy will be as much of an outright scam as it was last time.
After prodding from U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, General Motors Corp. reversed course and has reinstated Bob Pion as a Buick and GMC dealer.
After political prodding from political hack Neal, a member of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, said he met with GM (Government Motors) executives and asked them to review Pion's sales statistics and profitability.
What do you expect when government runs a major industry? Soon you will have to contact your congressman to make an appointment with a doctor.
DECORATED ARMY FLIGHT SURGEON REFUSES TO FOLLOW ORDERS UNTIL OBAMA'S ELIGIBILITY IS PROVEN.
A U.S. Army medical doctor and Lt. Colonel has refused to follow orders from his chain of command under the putative Commander-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.
In a statement released yesterday, Lakin said, "I am today compelled to make the distasteful choice to invite my own court martial, in pursuit of the truth about the president's eligibility under the constitution to hold office."
"It's a simple proposition to us: Everyone is entitled to adequate medical health care," Biden says. "If you call that a 'redistribution of income' -- well, so be it. I don't call it that. I call it just being fair."
Just to be "fair", feel free to redistribute my work ethic.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "If you had not been elected president of the United States, we would not be celebrating this victory for change to take our country in a new direction." - Nancy Pelosi
Fact: This "new direction" encompasses an entitlement society, a redistributive society, a society based on some leftist idea of "fairness" rather than hard work. A society that demonizes success and honors failure.
The moocher class is more than ready to become active in their quest for someone else's property. Are you prepared to work as hard to preserve liberty as the left is to destroy it? Are you willing to work as hard to keep the wealth you produce as the moochers and looters are to seize it? The mid-term elections this November will be transformational. You can say "no more" to Obama and his plans to fundamental transformation, or you can say "What the hell, go ahead. We'll see how it works out."
Should he even be running again? Is Palin's jacket telling us you've been a bad and need to be punished?
If the mandate in the health care law requiring individuals to purchase health insurance or be penalized is upheld by the courts, the federal government could mandate anything, such as requiring all Americans to purchase a General Motors car.
Robert Krentz was known among fellow ranchers as a good Samaritan who often helped injured illegals trying to cross the boiling desert border into Arizona.
Americans are far less likely to be killed by a firearm than they were when it was far more difficult to get a concealed-weapons permit.
In the 1980s and '90s, as the concealed-carry movement gained steam, Americans were killed by others with guns at the rate of about 5.66 per 100,000 population. In this decade, the rate has fallen to just over 4.07 per 100,000, a 28 percent drop. The decline follows a fivefold increase in the number of "shall-issue" and unrestricted concealed-carry states from 1986 to 2006.
The highest gun homicide rate is in Washington, D.C., which has had the nation's strictest gun-control laws for years and bans concealed carry: 20.50 deaths per 100,000 population, five times the general rate. The lowest rate, 1.12, is in Utah, which has such a liberal concealed weapons policy that most American adults can get a permit to carry a gun in Utah without even visiting the state.
"What we have decided for now is not to join a single church, and the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services."
Obama is "very disruptive" to our freedom and liberty.
Actor Matthew Modine suggests a way to get al-Qaida to abandon its quest to make Islam dominant over the world.
Will this be done before they cut off his head?
Too many politicians are corrupt. They are destroying our nation. It is time to tell them to Get Out Of Our House! It is time to send true citizen representatives to OUR House of Representatives. It is time for the politicians to GOOOH!
If it were not for those damn ubiquitous video cameras, House Democrats and their media allies would have gotten away with it entirely. Instead, they must content themselves with a victory only among those who rely for the news on an increasingly myopic major media.
To discover what did happen, I have reviewed video from at least four different sources, talked to several eyewitnesses, and analyzed the early media reports from the scene.
Bottom line: the Douglas story would seem to meet the standards for libel. It is provably false, preposterously reckless, quite possibly malicious, and has caused real damage to publicly identified Tea Party leaders.
Here is what happened. Rather than use the tunnel from the Cannon Office Building to the Capitol, a contingent from the Black Caucus chose to walk through a crowd of protesters. In none of the videos shot that day, including those by the members of the Caucus themselves, has anyone identified a single audible racial slur.
The bill that will be introduced includes a new tax on gasoline. Can we really afford that? All this for the global warming scam.
The Biblical plagues that devastated Ancient Egypt in the Old Testament were the result of global warming and a volcanic eruption.
They must have been using high octane chariots to create global warming back then.
IF the predatory molls and purse-snatching lassies in the next Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster seem a little deflated compared with their swashbuckling predecessors, blame it on Walt Disney's new ban on actresses with artificial enhancements.
Under Rob Marshall, the director of the fourth chapter of the family films, only the naturally endowed will stand a chance of crossing swords with Johnny Depp.
In a request to casting directors circulated around Los Angeles last week, the film-makers say they are seeking "beautiful female fit models. Must be 5ft 7in-5ft 8in, size 4 or 6, no bigger or smaller. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. Must have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants."
The film-makers warn that there will be a "show and tell" day with costume designers where potential actresses will be expected to run - a venerable Hollywood test to detect false breasts, which move less freely than the real thing during action sequences.
Can you picture Walt Disney placing an ad like this back in the 1950s?
Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans- a shift expected to raise insurance premiums for young people when the plan takes full effect.
Somebody has to pay for all of those pre-existing conditions. Aren't all you young people glad that you voted for Messiah Obama? Enjoy your hope and change!
His grandmother says it's because she wanted to make pot roast for dinner.
Portland State University devotes a page on its Web site to explaining the ease with which students can receive benefits, along with instructions on how to apply. The school says food stamps are not charity but rather a benefit all honest taxpaying citizens can afford.
They are encouraging a nation of young people to be moochers.
Florida GOP candidate Marco Rubio says criticizes his primary opponent Charlie Crist for his ties with President Obama.
The same Supreme Court justices whom President Obama blasted during his State of the Union address this year may ultimately decide the fate of his crowning achievement as more than a dozen states have called on the courts to strike down the health insurance mandate of Democrats' health care overhaul - a move that would threaten the entire law.
Even putting aside the fact that Social Security and Medicare are going broke and taking the rest of the government with them, these frantic forced analogies are preposterous. The new law is a ghastly mess, which began as a badly misguided technocratic pipe dream and was then degraded into ruinous incoherence by the madcap process of its enactment.
If this bill is allowed to stand the suffering will be widespread. About the only people who won't suffer will be the parasite class who are only interested in living off the efforts of other Americans.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday returned to her home district, where she celebrated the passage of a national health care bill with an appearance at a San Francisco church.
Note to Barack Obama: Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers!
The health care bill that President Obama signed last week bears little resemblance to the reform package he once touted from the campaign trail.
With the final legislative product in hand, it's worth evaluating how it compares to the promises Mr. Obama made to voters regarding the plan's cost, its features and the reform process itself. The difference between then and now couldn't be more stark.
Candidate Obama repeatedly assured the public that his health care plan would cost between $500 billion and $650 billion. This modest amount was to be covered entirety by discontinuing the George W. Bush tax cuts for those earning more than $250,000 a year.
Today, we know that Obamacare will cost at least double that amount. The basic price tag is $940 billion over 10 years, to which one must add the $208 billion "doc fix." This adjustment to the reimbursement doctors receive under Medicare was separated out from the main package to hide Obamacare's true cost.
What do you expect with a scamster in the White House?
Warning that enacting Medicare would lead to socialism in America, Reagan said that if Americans did not stop Medicare reform, "one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in America when men were free."
"Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program. . . . One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It's very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project."
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
A view by the Russian press.
Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the landmark health overhaul that will bring them millions more newly insured patients in the next few years promises extra strain.
From day one, Americans wanted the cost of Healthcare to be cheaper, this whole thing has turned in extra welfare benefits - ENTITLEMENTS!
"We're at war with a movement that wants to impose Sharia Law all over the world."
It is becoming difficult to keep pace with the speed at which the global warming scam is now unravelling. The latest reversal of scientific "consensus" is on livestock and the meat trade as a major cause of global warming - one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to eco-vegetarian cranks. Now a scientific report delivered to the American Chemical Society says it is nonsense.
Obama's fiscal 2011 budget will generate nearly $10 trillion in cumulative budget deficits over the next 10 years, $1.2 trillion more than the administration projected.
Yet delusional Obama still thinks he can spend our way out of debt.
After the Senate passed a "fix-it" bill Thursday to make changes to the new health care law, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the influential Finance Committee, said the overhaul was an "income shift" to help the poor.
Spread the wealth around.
Carl Levin's bill, which has ALREADY PASSED THE SENATE, has been "amended" to include McCain's American Detention Act.
This is already half-passed.
"This bill is about dependency upon a government that doesn't work," declared rock star and conservative activist Ted Nugent regarding ObamaCare.
"In November we gotta vote the pigs out of office, because this is a redistribution of wealth, this is the Communist/Mao/Che agenda of the Communist/Mao/Che fans in the White House!" Nugent exclaimed.
"Obviously, I'm a We The People guy. I believe in the Martin Luther King and the Glenn Beck style of no[n] violence. We need to vote these wasteful, corrupt bureaucrats out. Even the other side, Neil, all those that voted for this bill, they're now starting to come out of the woodwork and admitting it's about the redistribution of wealth. How dare our elected officials force this debacle upon we the people and admit they didn't even read it."
"We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added." - Ronald Reagan
Police say they charged a Pennsylvania man with public drunkenness after he was seen trying to resuscitate a long-dead opossum along a highway.
Global warming could make the world a more violent place, because higher temperatures increase human aggression and create volatile situations.
So, if you have a temper tantrum and do something stupid, use the fraudulent global warming excuse.
Speaker Pelosi received thousands of roses this morning for her 70th birthday.
Nancy is 70? I did not know that. I guess it's because she looks so much older.
Between sunrise and sunset, we 1) handled our Israeli allies as enemies, 2) treated Pakistani gangsters as our benefactors and 3) got blindsided -- brilliantly -- by the Russians.
President Obama's recently passed health-care reform legislation includes a surprise for many Americans - a beefing up of a U.S. Public Health Service reserve force and expectations that it respond on short notice to "routine public health and emergency response missions," even involuntarily.
U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a threatening voicemail left in the office of Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio). Here is a transcript of the call left in Schmidt's office:
"Yes, uh. Yeah, I'm glad, uh. the president passed healthcare, yeah. Funky-ass, racist-ass Republicans hate that, don't you? Jean [sic] Smith, when you got hit by that car or when you fell or whatever, you should've broke your back, b***h. You, and Boehner motherf***er, that Mitch McConnell -- all you racist f***ing Republicans. Why don't you just change y'all's party name to "racist"? 'Cause if one of those little f***ing Teabaggers would've spit on me, I would have socked them in the f***ing face with my f***ing .09 mm. F*** all you racist motherf***ers."
Did you happen to catch that on the news? Probably not. They need to protect all that is decent and wonderful about the supporters of the Democrat's brave new welfare state.
"Americans must decide what is just and decent in the richest Democracy in the world. They must choose whether to side with the rich and the hate mongers or to align themselves with working people and hope." - Union Goon Leo W. Gerard of USW International
The use of the words "hate-mongering" should give you an idea of the level of intellect you can expect.
The last thing the ObamaZombies want to do is debate ObamaCare on its merit
They don't want to have to defend the revelation that Obama and his family will not be subject to the restrictions, requirements and penalties of ObamaCare.
They don't want to have to explain how an insurance company can charge lower premiums when its healthier policy holders take a hike and they're forced to insure people who are already sick.
They don't want a discussion on how our children and grandchildren are going to pay off the massive debt they will have to overcome courtesy of ObamaCare.
They don't want to have to defend the gimmicks they used to force the Congressional Budget Office to falsely report that ObamaCare would reduce the deficit.
They don't want to discuss the logic fining a young person 2.2% of their income if they refuse to buy an insurance policy they think they won't need that would cost them 10% of their income.
They don't want to have to explain just why ObamaCare will not follow the path of Medicare and the prescription drug benefit, the path to actual costs over and above projected costs by a factor of 10 or more.
They don't want to discuss Fidel Castro's glowing endorsement of ObamaCare.
They don't want to discuss why Democrats absolutely refused to consider simple and easily enforced private sector options, such as allowing insurance companies to sell their policies across state lines, before moving toward healthcare nationalization.
They don't want to explain just where in the Constitution they found that nifty little clause that gives the government the authority to use its police power to force a free American citizen to enter into a contract to purchase something from a private company against their will.
They don't want to have to explain why Caterpillar has already announced that as many as 1000 workers will lose their jobs after the passage of ObamaCare.
The left cannot win a battle in the arena of ideas. They can only prevail in the arena of hysteria and emotion.
What big government entitlement program has ever:
Reduced the deficit?
Only cost what it says it will and lowered the costs of goods and services?
Fostered more choice and competition?
Featured competent bureaucracy?
Operated with honest accounting?
Avoided fraud, abuse, waste, maddening red tape, and higher taxes?
There is one group of Americans who would not be subject to the individual mandate - the Amish. This is because an individual mandate would go against their religious beliefs. However, under this assumption, there is another group of people in America who would also be exempt from Obamacare's individual mandate - Muslims. This is because Islam considers health insurance (or any risk insurance) to be forbidden.
Mark Tushnet a Harvard law professor points out, "Here the statute is going to say that people who are conscientiously opposed to paying for health insurance don't have to do it where the conscientious objection arises from religion ... And that's perfectly constitutional."
How convenient. Would you convert to remain free?
Take Down the Bird Feeder
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was! Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was Everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table .... Everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
And other birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be.... Quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see. Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.
Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English.
Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to "press one" to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than "Old Glory" were squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.
"White folks greed runs a world in need." - Barack Obama
Who's the racist?
Gas prices have risen $1 since just after President Obama took office in January 2009 and are now closing in on the $3 mark, prompting an evaluation of the administration's energy record and calls for the White House to open more U.S. land for oil exploration.
It must be that Obama is in bed with the oil companies. At least that was the buzz about other administrations. Where is all of the outrage from the media?
Let's go back to April 24th, 2006. Nancy Pelosi: "With skyrocketing gas prices, it is clear the American people can no longer afford the Republican rubberstamp Congress and its failure to stand up to Republican big oil and gas company cronies." The price of gasoline when she made this statement was $2.91. We're headed for over three dollars a gallon. Is there anybody raising a ruckus about this in the media? The American people can no longer afford dictator Obama and the Democrat political hacks in Washington.
Cuban dictator leader Fidel Castro declared passage of American health care reform "a miracle" and a major victory for Obama's presidency.
If you didn't know that we were F'd already, you do now. We now meet the approval of a prominent dictator. What an honor for Comrade Obama.
Economic Berlin wall. That is exactly what the Democrats are erecting in this country. New York Times: "In the healthcare bill, Obama attacks wealth inequality." What is inequality?
It occurs when you have one person who works smarter and harder than another person, and that one person ends up amassing more wealth than the person who did not work as smart or as hard. That's wealth inequality. As Obama's egalitarian-everybody has an equal amount of stuff-America starts to emerge, people are going to want to take their wealth and get out of dodge.
A little history lesson: When Berlin was partitioned off by the Soviets - East Berlin, West Berlin - there were some people in East Berlin who were comfortable with the idea of the government providing them with their security, leaving them with minimal amounts of freedom that they can use to fool themselves into thinking that they are actually free individuals. Sound familiar? In Berlin what they did was that if somebody decided they wanted personal liberty and freedom and they tried to leave East Berlin, they would be shot. And their bodies would be left hanging on the fence for days as a reminder to others who wanted to try to get to freedom.
Fast-forward to USA today, no not that one. In this country, the Democrats will erect a financial Berlin Wall. You would be able to leave but don't you try to take any of that ill-gotten wealth - don't you try to take any money with you! When it becomes clear that freedom-loving people are going to look to go elsewhere in this world - where freedom and individual liberty is still recognized - you just wait for the Democrats to start passing the laws. Laws that essentially say: You can go, but your wealth stays. You can go, but your property stays. You can go, but your retirement funds remain here. You can go, but your cash and your stocks and your bonds stay here. You are not permitted to escape with your property. We will shoot you (figuratively) and leave the bloody carcass of your wealth hanging on a fence for everybody in this country to see what happens if you try to escape the Brave New Barack Obama world; a world of central economic planning, where everybody has an equal amount of stuff. Spread the wealth around.
In the health care bill, the fix bill that Obama will next sign, that sex offenders, rapists, and pedophiles will get taxpayer-paid Viagra.
Viagra's new slogan: Democrats support taxpayers supporting hardened criminals. Viagra.
73 million individuals making less than $200,000 a year will experience tax hikes.
Another broken Obama campaign promise, what a surprise? Prepare to get poked and prodded, and not by your doctor.
Hoax and change strikes again.
A lawyer asks whether the new 10% tanning tax included in the health care bill unconstitutionally discriminates against whites: 'I [have] a question about the intersection of taxation and civil rights law. It strikes me that the health care bill which requires that indoor tanning salons will charge customers a 10% tax beginning in July will necessarily only impact tanning salon customers. I have never been to a tanning salon, but since their purpose is to turn light skin darker, I can only assume that the overwhelming majority, if not totality, of customers are white. Does Adarand apply to taxation decision as it does to spending decisions like the Section 8(a) program, but what about taxing decisions?
Non-union workers and private companies could be forced into absorbing the financial liabilities of underfunded union pension plans, thanks to pending health care mandates.
Let the kickbacks to the union thugs begin.
Glenn Greenwald calls the bill "probably the single most extremist, tyrannical and dangerous bill introduced in the Senate in the last several decades."
The bill is only 12 pages long, but that is plenty of room to grant the president the power to order the arrest, interrogation, and imprisonment of anyone -- including a U.S. citizen -- indefinitely, on the sole suspicion that he or she is affiliated with terrorism, and on the president's sole authority as commander in chief.
"The Democrat Party is a criminal regime that used bribes to pass the health care bill and the FBI has refused to take action. The American media is also part of this criminal conspiracy as well. We need to demand that they step down, starting with their ineligible fraud in chief." - Steve Cooper
It is not about lowering premium costs or expanding access to health insurance. It has always been about power and control.
Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.
Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main congressional panels that wrote the bill Obama signed into law Tuesday. Karen Lightfoot is exempted from the bill because House and committee staffers who wrote the bill are exempted from it.
Full protection for children would not come until 2014, said Kate Cyrul, a spokeswoman for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, another panel that authored the legislation. That's the same year when insurance companies could no longer deny coverage to any person on because of health problems. Obama's public statements have conveyed the impression that the new protections for kids were more sweeping and straightforward.
He hasn't conveyed any impression. He said it outright. It was part of the big signing ceremony. If you have a child with preexisting conditions, what Obama's telling you is a lie. It's not in the bill. It doesn't happen 'til 2014. There's going to be so much of this kind of incompetence with government run healthcare, it's going to be impossible to keep track of it.
Biden said it yesterday at the big reality show signing party. It is a big F-ing deal, and we the people are the ones getting F'd.
"He says 'I'm for clean coal,' and then he says it in his speeches, but he doesn't say it in here. And he doesn't say it in the minds of my own people. And he's beginning to not be believable to me."
Here are the bullet points for the Ten reasons* why liberalism is not only ineffective but indeed immoral and inhumane:
1. Redistribution of wealth is not JUSTICE, it is THEFT.
2. Socialism and Marxism reduce our freedoms, thus leading to tyranny.
3. When the government redistributes wealth it even hurts the people it is trying to help!
4. Every time the government gets involved in something, in the long run it hurts the economy.
5. Socialism reduces the incentive to innovate and produce.
6. Studies show that government is much less efficient at the same tasks as private enterprise or charity.
7. Socialism rewards failure.
8. Socialism and Marxism ultimately lead to financial destruction.
9. Liberalism destroys the Rule of Law.
10. Liberalism not only breeds hatred but indeed contributes to people's deaths.
In his opening remarks, Vice President Joe Biden noted that the Roman poet Virgil wrote that "health is wealth" - and that the signed law would make "Ameircans a lot more wealthy."
Only if you are a moocher. If you are a producer, you will be robbed of your earnings in order to redistribute the wealth as the government sees fit. This is what Obama and the Democrats have been waiting for - more government dependency and "fairness."
People in Massachusetts will be able to obtain some big rebates on four types of energy-efficient appliances under a state program starting next month.
The rebates, which can be reserved beginning April 22, are $250 for a dishwasher, $200 for a refrigerator, $175 for a clothes washer and $50 for a freezer.
The $250 rebate for a dishwasher seems almost too good to be true since it would cover about half the cost. Since appliances use much of the energy in homes, the program is expected to result in significant annual energy savings for participating consumers.
If saving energy is the objective of this government handout scam, how about turning off the dishwashers and go back to washing dishes the old fashioned way, by hand. Now, that would really save energy and our tax dollars. Plus, most of these people could probably use the exercise.
"Voluntary faith-based initiatives with no resources to make any serious difference in poverty reduction is not adequate."
This is the concern of environmentalists as flowers are losing their scent due to climate change and air pollution. And their fragrance may be lost forever.
The hoax continues.
Biden whispers to Obama: "This is a big f---ing deal."
House GOP aides and the non-partisan Congressional Research Service believe health care legislation passed this week requires lawmakers to enroll in government-run insurance programs -- while exempting leadership staffers, many of whom were instrumental in crafting the bill.
If this health care plan is so good, why are the people who wrote it exempted from it?
"It's just going to be like Christmas," said DeCarlo Flythe, who lost health coverage for his family when he was laid off almost three years ago. "It's going to be great. You know, no worries (about) the bills. We are going to go ahead and pay our co-pay and be alright."
And, the taxpayers are paying for his "Christmas."
Nancy Pelosi 11%
Harry Reid 23%
Barack Obama 29%
You Voted For Him, But What Did You Really Vote For?
From the beginning of his campaign, Barack Obama pushed for his version of government healthcare reform. This concept was not new to his administration once he was elected. People knew what they were getting themselves into. The fact is that they really didn't care about facts. All they cared about what that he looked "cool" and had a "hot bod" and, for some, because of the color of his skin. If you asked the average Obama supporter what his position was on healthcare, they probably could not tell you. But they voted for him anyway. And now look what we have. You all wanted "change" but you couldn't tell me what he wanted to "change." You took a man with no executive experience - a man with an expressed dislike for the free enterprise system - a man with a clear radical background - a man who gravitated toward Marxist mentors throughout his life --- and you made him president of The United States. Your ancestors will curse your name for what you have done.
Never in the history of the United States has the Congress ever passed a law which required any citizen to enter into a contract with another citizen or a private business against their will. Never, that is, until now. How's that for change?
"The American Public Overwhelmingly Voted for Socialism When They Elected President Obama." - Al Sharpton
"I think that the president and Nancy Pelosi get credit. I think this began the transforming of the country the way the president had promised. This is what he ran on."
America has been hijacked by socialists.
CONGRATULATIONS to the THOUSANDS of doctors for choosing early retirement over participation in the new healthcare system!
The Democrats have a 75-seat majority in the House of Representatives. They needed 50 percent of the votes plus one to pass legislation. Even with 75 extra votes, they could not find enough Democrats to pass their government takeover of healthcare.
Speaker Pelosi added sweetheart deals. She twisted arms and threatened Members. Finally, desperate to impose their socialist vision on America, President Obama and Speaker Pelosi decided tragically to resort to an unconstitutional sleight of hand where they would "deem" the bill passed without voting on it. It was only the uproar of the American people that prevented it.
After all the arm twisting and backroom deals, Democrats secured just enough votes to pass the Senate's government takeover of healthcare late on Sunday night. If this bill were truly so great, would these tactics have been necessary?
The simple answer is that this healthcare bill is not what the American people want. It is not what they signed up for. Democrats, Independents, and Republicans alike have stood shoulder-to-shoulder opposing this bill, but sadly, all of us are going to get it anyway.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that this bill cuts Medicare by half a trillion dollars, raises taxes, and dramatically expands Medicaid. It increases the cost of health insurance for all Americans, and then it mandates that you buy the coverage. It puts an unelected bureaucrat in control of your healthcare. And if you try to escape any of it, there are 16,500 new IRS enforcers created by this bill just to track you down.
This bill completely ignores important issues like frivolous lawsuits and medical malpractice reform. It ignores the need for real increased competition by permitting insurance companies to sell their products across state lines. It merely puts the Imperial Federal Government in charge of your healthcare. Did you know that Medicare already denies twice the percentage of claims as private health insurance?
"Medicare for all" was their rallying cry. But, now that they have gotten their way, more than 200 million Americans will see a greater number of their procedures denied and their healthcare delayed.
Allowing individuals to purchase a healthcare plan regardless of the state they live in would increase the number of competitors in the market and would help drive down the cost of insurance.
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
Freedom, liberty and the will of the people has been spat upon by the political hacks in Washington. Nancy Pelosi and her ilk are grinning and laughing while their actions have done more damage to this country than 9/11.
If I rob my neighbor of $500 to pay for a cast on my broken arm, that is theft. If 1 other neighbor agrees with me that it's ok for me to rob my neighbor to pay for my cast, it's still theft. If 99% of my fellow neighbors agree with me that's it's ok to rob my neighbor, is it still theft? If not, why?
"When a president and a Congress collude to violate the Constitution and ignore the American people, everything our nation stands for is at risk. It's not too late to undo the damage."
"Last night's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives is a symbol of a broken Washington. Relying on backroom deals, arm-twisting, accounting gimmicks and political threats, Congress rammed through, on a party-line vote, a government takeover of health care that fails to accomplish its stated goal of reducing costs. The American people deserve a government that listens to the people, but when Congress passes a momentous change in social policy impacting every American without a single Republican vote, it is effectively shutting out half the country from the process.
"I'm opposed to this health care bill because I believe real reform that expands access to health care and reduces costs can be achieved without increasing taxes on families and small businesses, without imposing costly new mandates on small businesses, without increasing individual premiums, without slashing Medicare on Connecticut's seniors and without shifting future Medicaid costs to the states.
"Real reform requires bipartisanship. Instead of choosing broadly supported step-by-step reforms focused first and foremost on reducing unsustainable increases in costs, this bill raises costs. To pay for $2.5 trillion in spending, this bill will raise taxes by approximately $500 billion, and the preponderance of that cost burden, including scores of costly new mandates, will fall squarely on the backs of America's struggling small businesses at a time when they are already paralyzed in a climate of unpredictability. The bill will raise individual premiums by 10% to 13% while cutting Medicare by nearly $500 billion and further burdening our state with additional new Medicaid costs.
"Only in Washington can a bill that increases the deficit, adds to the debt, raises premiums on working families and slashes Medicare be categorized as a cost-savings health care reform bill. This isn't reform. It's time for something different."
Skyrocketing insurance costs and physicians leaving the field in droves, making it harder to afford and find medical care.
Pelosi and Reid are viewed unfavorably by roughly three times as many people as they are viewed favorably.
Healthcare Bill Will Hire 16,500 IRS Agents, Zero Doctors
More proof this bill has never been about healthcare.
"This bill is the mother of all unfunded mandates." - Congressman Paul Ryan
The new government agencies that will be created as the result of Obamacare will worsen American medical care by restricting physicians and hospitals to use their best judgment.
It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but the word "tax" does appear 124 times! Read it for yourself.
The forced march to pass ObamaCare continues, and all that matters now is raw politics. But opponents should go down swinging, and that means exposing such policy debacles as President Obama's 11th-hour decision to apply the 2.9% Medicare payroll tax to "unearned income."
That's what savings and investment income are called in Washington, and this destructive tax wasn't in either the House or Senate bills, though it may now become law with almost no scrutiny.
Something inspired you to get involved, and something inspired you to be a Democrat instead of running as a Republican. Because somewhere deep in your heart you said to yourself, I believe in an America in which we don't just look out for ourselves, that we don't just tell people you're on your own, that we are proud of our individualism, we are proud of our liberty, but we also have a sense of neighborliness and a sense of community -- (applause) -- and we are willing to look out for one another and help people who are vulnerable and help people who are down on their luck and give them a pathway to success and give them a ladder into the middle class. That's why you decided to run. - Barack Hussein Obama to Congress
We all know that President Barack Obama is one of the biggest socialists to sit in the White House since FDR, but this statement from him has proven is lack of respect for the idea that founded this country....Liberty!
He now believes that we as Americans should become more Communitarian and push aside the reason we exist today; and that is individual liberty.
He has attacked the philosophy of Ayn Rand who popularized the idea of Individualism and Objectivism. He believes that as Americans we should come together for the good of the community, instead of what is good for us and our families.
This is total a total lack of disregard for the idea that we are free people and make decisions that affect ourselves.
The truth about all you people who consider yourself "green."
People who commit their lives to going green are just better people. They're more moral, more honest. At least, they keep telling us that, and apparently many students believe it.
"If you call one more time, we will notify Capital Police."
On the House floor, he was quickly collared by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for what appeared to be an intense conversation. Murphy wouldn't talk about it, but another House member described the Pelosi treatment.
"She doesn't have to threaten anyone," the source said. "About 75% of it is the substance of the bill she wants. The rest of it, Nancy helps you understand there might be a problem later on with a bill that you want."
The vote on ObamaCare is scheduled for Sunday. If the people of this country allow this monstrosity to become law, it will be a testament to government education; only people educated by government could come to believe that the government could possibly do a better job of delivering health care to the people than a dynamic private sector.
Let's take a look at Medicare. Medicare was passed in 1966. One year later the Congress told us that Medicare would cost around $9 billion a year by 1990. How close were they? Well, let's just say they missed it by a factor of about 10. The actual cost was closer to $120 billion. There has never been a government entitlement program that came in at less than twice the original cost estimates.
"There's never been a nation like the United States, ever. It begins with the principles of our founding documents, principles that recognize that our rights come from God, not from our government." - Marco Rubio
PARKLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, DALLAS, TX
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:
1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963 2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after 3. Jack Ruby-who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years later..by coincidence.
On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That's almost 44 per day---every day)
A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants. That's 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas
According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.
The average patient in Parkland is maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child. She is also an illegal immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay.
OK, fine. That doesn't mean they should receive better care than every day, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital, they do. "Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics. NINE.
The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child---her previous two were also born at Parkland . Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost $200 to have them in Mexico. This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won't turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)
"How long has this been going on? What are the long-term effects?
Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the US illegally - now she is having her own child there as well. (That's right; she's technically a US citizen.)
These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.
Most of these things are available to American citizens as well but only for low-income applicants and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.
Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification - no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income - an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.
Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County residents who earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job. Yeah, the 'free' care is not so easy for Americans.)
There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County so the hospital is going to sue them! Illegals get it all free! But U. S citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is this?
As if that isn't annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her.
In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.
Remember that this is about only ONE hospital in Dallas, Texas. There are many more hospitals across our country that must also deal with this.
The US Department of Interior was supposed to make this announcement on March 22nd, but decided that it would announce its plans early. What plans might that be? To increase water allocations for the Central Valley of California, which is a region that depends on these water allocations to support local agriculture and jobs. The region has recently been starved for water. But not anymore thanks to the Department of Interior.
What's the big deal? The big deal is that this district happens to be home to Democrat Reps. Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa. Cardoza and Costa were undecided on their healthcare votes, until now.
Sleazy? Sure sounds sleazy to me. We're talking absolute desperation here. Obama appears to be holding the cards. He can promise money, rides on Air Force One, campaign fundraising appearances, water for agriculture, you name it, he can promise it. What about those who don't want to vote for ObamaCare? What are they being promised?
What is included in this climate change legislation? They are floating the idea of levying a carbon tax on each gallon of gasoline, which would be passed along to consumers at the pump.
There is no limit to the fraud and deceit of these political hacks.
The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast.
Offshore oil production makes economic sense. It creates jobs and helps fulfill America's vast energy needs. It contributes to the gross domestic product and does not increase the trade deficit. Higher oil supply helps keep a lid on rising prices, and greater American production gives the United States more influence over the global market.
The Obama administration, however, views energy policy through green eyeshades. Every aspect of its approach to energy is subordinated to radical environmental concerns. This unprecedented lack of balance is placing offshore oil resources off-limits
An Arizona state legislative committee has approved a resolution calling for the dissolution of the federal government in the event that it abolishes the U.S. Constitution, declares martial law or confiscates firearms -- scenarios some say are not unrealistic.
It took George Bush over four years to run up more than $2 trillion in debt. It took Barack Obama 421 days.
"If you're going to take federal tax dollars, you should be paying your federal taxes".
Pelosi obviously can't find enough votes in her own party for ObamaCare, so the House speaker is preparing to approve the president's health-care bill by legislative legerdemain -- that is, by not voting on it.
Pelosi says, "no one wants to vote for the Senate bill."
If they did, it would have become law long ago -- and now midterm congressional elections are rapidly approaching.
This would seem to be a pretty good argument for scrapping the bill and starting all over again.
Instead, Pelosi plans to stand the Constitution on its head and ram through legislation that the American people overwhelmingly oppose -- and that even members of the president's own party in Congress don't want.
But what makes this even more outrageous is that Pelosi and New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, who proposed the idea, know full well just how wrong it is.
Because five years ago, they and a number of Democratic colleagues joined in a lawsuit charging that the use of "deem and pass" by the Republicans was unconstitutional.
Nancy Pelosi (Mussolini in a dress) is a coward, a bully and a hypocrite -- and Barack Obama is hiding behind her skirts. So what does that make him?
If there's a drought - it's global warming. When there's a hurricane - it's global warming. If there are heavy snows or even blizzards - it's somehow global warming. And amazingly, the latest round of rainy and windy weather in the Northeast, well that's consistent with this phenomenon as well, so says former Vice President Al Gore.
Gore, the self-anointed climate change alarmist-in-chief, told supporters that severe weather in certain regions of the country could be attributed to carbon in the atmosphere.
Is it time to have Al Gore committed?
With more Turkish parents wanting their child to be born in the U.S., tourism companies are starting to offer "birth tourism" packages to U.S. cities.
Without voting on the bill, they will just "deem" that it passed. Do we have to comply with illegally passed bills? We don't have to comply with things which are unconstitutional. For example, can we just "deem" our taxes to have been paid? If these political hacks can "deem" to have passed laws, we can certainly say that we are "deemed" to have complied with them. Deem means pretend. So, using the same guidelines, why can't we pretend to pay our taxes?
This makes Watergate look like Romper Room. This is the overthrow of the US constitutional system, orchestrated from the White House through the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
After all that Obama said about "The American people want an up or down vote" and then the House comes up with this Deem and Pass fraud.
And, if this is the government's new standard, and whereas Obama's approval rating in the polls of the American people is lower than prior to his coronation, can we just "deem" that he is no longer president?
An obese mother in the US is trying to put on weight in order to become the world's fattest woman. She makes money by running a website where men pay to watch her consume fast food.
"This is so awesome!" exclaims one happy customer clutching a handful of tokens and tomatoes. "It's just like Atlantic City."
With a swipe of a food stamp debit card on a handheld credit machine, shoppers at the Harvest Home Farmers Market receive a stack of wooden tokens worth a dollar apiece. And for every five they cash in for bananas, lettuce and the like, they win a two-dollar "Health Bucks" coupon to buy more.
Food stamps are free food, and they advertise for more and more applicants, more and more people to use them. If you're not paying your own way and the taxpayers are paying your way, you are likely to become obese. The reason: There's no limit on what you can buy. "It's just like Atlantic City."
An individual, including a CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent...may be detained without criminal charges and WITHOUT TRIAL for the duration of hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners
John McCain has now OFFICIALLY (no conspiracy theory necessary) proposed a law to allow Americans to be permanently imprisoned with no Miranda protection, no trial, no evidence...NOTHING, if he or she is simply an "Enemy Belligerent".
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"A'right. Well, a lot of those folks, your employer, it's estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000%, which means they could give you a RAISE!" Barack Obama
Let's say the employer pays $4,000 in health care premiums for an employee. If his premium went down 100%, he would save $4,000? If the premium went down 3,000%, that's a savings of $4,000 (100%) times 30. That equals $120,000, which means that if Obama's number is accurate here, that health care will allow employers to give people a raise because their premiums will go down 3,000%. That means the employer will make a $120,000 profit on each employee's health care insurance once Obamacare is passed.
Obama is economically and mathematically illiterate; his numbers don't add up. This is utter stupidity. Imagine if Bush said something this stupid..
Where is the American flag? France's tricolor and Britain's Union Jack fly over Haiti, but in the US camp, "whose contributions dwarf the rest of the world's," the Stars and Stripes are not allowed to fly. The Obama administration forbade it.
"Kick open that door, and there will be other legislation to follow ... We'll take the country in a new direction This is the vision that they have for your health and well being, and this is the vision that we have." - Princess Nancy Pelosi
Where does our Constitution give the federal government the responsibility for developing a "vision" about our health and well being? This healthcare debate is NOT about your health. It is not about lowering premium costs or expanding access to health insurance. It is all about power and control, and Nancy Pelosi has finally admitted it. This bill is the portal through which she and other elite Democrats are going to completely re-order American society. The only thing that Democrats want to do about health care in this country is CONTROL IT! They know that once they control your health care, they control you. Health care will become the ring through your nose, and the Democrats will be holding the rope.
Is this the change you voted for? Princess Nancy is preparing to use an unconstitutional process to pass an unconstitutional Obamacare. That sounds about right.
Quotes and Facts
Quote: "The American people want to know if it's still possible for Washington to look out for their interests and their future." - Barack Obama
Fact: If Obama was seriously concerned about our future - which he is not - he would not be saddling our grandchildren with unimaginable debt. He would not be focusing on a government takeover of healthcare but would be focusing on free-market solutions that foster economic growth. The best thing that Obama could do at this moment to "look out" for our future would be to drop this government takeover of healthcare.
Quote: "They don't want us reading polls; they want us to look and see what's the best thing for America and then do what's right." - Barack Obama
Fact: Obama believes that you do not want him to heed the polls as a warning - Americans don't want this bill. He knows better. He is The President! He is going to do "what's right" (in his political hack view) no matter what you gun-clinging Americans may believe.
The following are 20 signs that the United States is rapidly becoming a totalitarian "Big Brother" police state:
#1) A new bill being pushed by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman would allow the U.S. military to round up large numbers of Americans and detain them indefinitely without a trial if they "pose a threat" or if they have "potential intelligence value" or for any other reason the President of the United States "considers appropriate".
#2) Lawmakers in Washington D.C. working to create a new immigration bill have decided on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would be required to obtain.
#3) Barack Obama is backing a plan to create a national database to store the DNA of people who have been arrested but not necessarily convicted of a crime.
#4) Just to get on an airplane, Americans will now have to go through new full-body scanners that reveal every detail of our exposed bodies to airport security officials.
#5) If that wasn't bad enough, the Transportation Security Administration has announced that airport screeners will begin roving through airports randomly taking chemical swabs from passengers and their bags to check for explosives.
#6) Starting this upcoming December, some passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board their flights once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists.
#7) Organic milk is such a threat that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in Pennsylvania.
#8) An NYPD officer has broken his silence and has confessed that innocent citizens are being set up and falsely arrested and ticketed in order to meet quotas.
#9) A growing number of police departments across the U.S. are turning to mobile camera systems in order to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars.
#10) For decades, Arizona has been known as "the sunset state", but lately many frustrated residents have started calling it "the surveillance state".
#11) Judges and police in Florida have been caught using "secret codes" on tickets in the state of Florida.
#12) An extensive investigation has revealed that between 2003 and 2007, that state of Texas quietly gave hundreds of newborn baby blood samples to a U.S. Armed Forces laboratory for use in a forensics database.
#13) A 6-year-old girl was recently handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.
#14) One 12-year-old girl in New York was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk.
#15) In Florida, students have been arrested by police for things as simple as bringing a plastic butter knife to school, throwing an eraser, and drawing a picture of a gun.
#16) When a mother on a flight to Denver spanked both of her children and cussed out a flight attendant who tried to intervene, she suddenly found herself handcuffed and headed for prison. Why? She was charged with being a domestic terrorist under the Patriot Act.
#17) A new global treaty may force U.S. Internet service providers to spy on what you do online.
#18) A leaked Obama administration memo has revealed plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres of land from Montana to New Mexico.
#19) 56 percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll said that the U.S. government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.
#20) But one other recent poll found that 51 percent of Americans agree with this statement: "It is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism."
The boy's mother, Tifanny Owens, was working as an assistant manager at Jack in the Box when she began suffering from mysterious vomiting and diarrhea in September 2006. By October that year, she had missed so much work that she lost her job -- and her insurance. Two months later, Owens sought emergency care at Swedish Medical Center's Central Area campus, where a doctor diagnosed her with pulmonary hypertension, a serious type of high blood pressure involving the arteries in the lungs. In January, she again went to Swedish's emergency room and was hospitalized for eight days." All this without insurance. She was treated. She was not denied treatment as she was treated with no health insurance.
Owens' mother, Gina Owens, said her daughter, who didn't qualify for Medicaid, we don't know why avoided regular visits to a doctor despite frequently throwing up blood. She just wouldn't go. In June 2007, Tifanny Owens was hospitalized yet again, this time at University of Washington Medical Center. After a week of unconsciousness, she died at age 27, leaving Marcelas and his two younger sisters. Gina Owens has custody of the three children. Now, the woman's mother (this Gina Owens who now has custody) worked for the Washington Community Action Network (here is their basic stated mission: "to achieve economic fairness in order to establish a Democratic society characterized by racial and social justice --" which just means redistribution of wealth), an ACORN offshoot, the state's largest consumer-advocacy group. Her death made the family's cause personal.
George Soros, Obama and SEIU, paid to take the boy and his grandmother to D.C. The boy's grandmother, Gina, works for the SEIU.
The fact is a woman who got treatment at two different hospitals without health insurance, her illness and death are being exploited by the Democrats and the union that her mother works for and now the kid's trip was paid for by the union.
These disgusting political hacks will sink to any level necessary to pass this sham.
The low income moochers need to start paying their "fair share" of taxes
The poorest fifth of the population, with average annual income of $15,400, pays only 4.5% of its income in federal taxes.
The middle fifth, with income of $56,200, pays 13.9%.
The top fifth, with income of $207,200, pays 25.1%
The richest 1 percent! These evil monsters have an average income of $1,259,700 and are paying over 31.1% of that income to the government.
So much for the leftist political claim that the evil rich are not paying their fair share.
When Mason Jammer, a kindergarten student at Jefferson Elementary in Ionia, curled his fist into the shape of a gun Wednesday and pointed it at another student, school officials said it was no laughing matter.
They suspended Mason until Friday, saying the behavior made other students uncomfortable, said Erin Jammer, Mason's mother.
This repetitive government school idiocy makes me uncomfortable.
U.S. researchers estimate that an 18 percent tax on pizza and soda can push down U.S. adults' calorie intake enough to lower their average weight by 5 pounds (2 kg) per year.
Taxing behavior is all about government control.
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
Government Healthcare Quotes and Facts
Quote: "Those of us who are lucky enough to have healthcare today, we don't know if we are the ones who are going to lose our job tomorrow and we'll be stuck in the exact same situation even if we have good health insurance." - Barack Obama
Fact: Out of desperation, he had to go there sooner or later. In his politically motivated mind, if you have healthcare in the United States it's only because you're lucky. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that you were responsible enough to provide for yourself and your family. And, most people in this country DO know that they aren't going to be the ones who lose their jobs tomorrow. To clarify, everyone in this country has healthcare. They may have to mooch to get it, but they have it.
Quote: "And on the other side of the spectrum there are those who believe that the answer is to simply unleash the insurance industry, and provide less oversight and fewer rules, and that somehow that is going to drive down prices for everybody." - Barack Obama
Fact: This is the way this anti-Capitalist talks about the private market, using words like "unleash" as if the health insurance companies were rabid bulldogs. Unleash? You mean unleash as in letting health insurance companies sell policies that don't cover hair transplants? Unleash as in letting them sell their products across state lines? That kind of unleash? What do you people fear most, government unleashed or health insurance companies unleashed.
Quote: "Do you know that through the Medicare program we are giving insurance companies close to $20 billion a year ... and we say 'well why do we do that, they are making a profit on their own?" - Barack Obama
Fact: Could it possibly be because these insurance companies are providing some sort of service to the Medicare program in return for this money? Come on, Mr. President. Back this one up. While you're at it, maybe you can explain why Medicare loses twice as much money to fraud every year as the top 15 health insurance companies MAKE!
Quote: "There is no government takeover unless you consider reigning in insurance companies a government takeover. And I think that is the right thing to do." - Barack Obama
Fact: Here we go again: "reigning in the insurance companies." Evil monsters that need to be brought under control by government. Evil monsters who's combined profits are less than those of Wal-Mart. Obama's goal is not to "reign in" these insurance companies. His goal is to DESTROY them. Never forget - Obama's goal - the Democrat's goal - is a complete and absolute government takeover of the entire health care industry. ObamaCare plants the seeds of destruction in our present system. Obama and the Democrats will be there to build their socialist system on the rubble they're trying to bring about.
Quote: "The American people will be more secure with this reform. Our country will be stronger because of this reform. I don't know about the politics but I know it is the right thing to do." - Barack Obama
Fact: There you go again. It's all about security, isn't it? Freedom has no role to play here. The role of government under our Constitution is to make people secure. Rob them of their liberty --- and that's all fine --- as long as they can get a broken bone set. Do you know what entity declines more coverage for medical care than any other? That would be Medicare --- the government system. Medicare declines far more claims than the private health insurance companies. Is that how you define security?
Quote: "All new insurance plans would be required to provide free preventive care to their customers."
Fact: Oh how Obama loves the "required" word. Most politicians love that word. Now explain this to me. Obama says the cost of insurance will drop. At the same time he tells us that health insurance companies will be "required" to provide "free" preventive care. Is there such a thing as "free" medical care? Doesn't someone have to pay for this care somewhere along the line? What Obama is saying here is that the insurance companies will have to pay for preventive care without any co-pay or charge to the insured. And they're going to do this without raising their rates?
Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.
"No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises," the bill, A. 10129, states in part.
Where is it written in the constitution that the job of government is to tell chefs how to cook and citizens what to eat?
Neal Boortz: THE WUSSIFICATION OF AMERICA CONTINUES
As they try to reclaim the ethical high ground during a difficult stretch, House Democrat leaders are considering a dramatic move: declaring a party-wide ban on earmarks this year.
I'll believe it when I see it. There are too many votes out there to buy for re-election bids.
Former Democrat Rep. James Traficant, who in September was released from a federal prison after serving seven years on a bribery and racketeering conviction, told CNN Tuesday he will launch an independent bid to return to Congress.
"I will be running for congress as an independent," Traficant told CNN's Kyra Philips. "I have been a Democrat all my life, and quite frankly I am disgusted with both parties. I hate to say this. My father is rolling over in his grave, a truck driver."
It would treat every American like a criminal by requiring them to enter their most intimate and personal data into a government database. One of the benefits of not having committed any crimes is that my information is not in a government record office. I'd like to keep it that way.
Carrying around government papers with biometric identification on it conjures up images of a more technologically savvy Oceania or East Germany. No thanks.
Where are you papers!?
President Barack Obama is summoning two key senators to the Oval Office for an update on immigration reform efforts.
Lindsey Graham apparently bought and paid for.
U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon made permanent her conclusion last year that the cutoff of funding was unconstitutional.
When did it become "unconstitutional" to cutoff funding to a corrupt organization?
President Obama's attempts to ram health-care reform through an increasingly reluctant Congress are starting to resemble a really eventful episode of "The Sopranos."
What do you expect from a Chicago thug?
The photo is of a billboard recently established on I-75 just south of Lake City FL.
"But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." - Nancy Pelosi
Americans won't be able to truly understand ObamaCare until ObamaCare becomes law! Does it matter that there are a few of us who would like to know what is in this bill BEFORE you pass it. This is why the Democrats want to pass healthcare and they want to pass it yesterday. They don't want you to find out what is really in the bill until after it is signed into law. Then, they believe, it will be too late for We The People to do anything about it.
If this healthcare bill is so wonderful, then why is there all of the political secrecy?
"This is surprising, given the global acclaim - and Nobel peace prize - that flowed to the new president after he took office," the pollsters said.
More than one out of every eight residents, 13.6 percent of the population, rely on the program to help put food on the table.
How many of these people own cell phones and cars newer than 5 years old?
The Congressional Budget office released a report stating that our projected debt is actually going to be much higher than the White House predicted. Who didn't see THAT coming?
As of right now our predicted annual deficit for this year is $1.5 trillion - a post WWII record at 10.3% of our economy.
The CBO says that deficits of that magnitude would force the Treasury to continue borrowing at prodigious rates, sending the national debt soaring to 90% of the economy by 2020, while interest payments on the debt would also skyrocket by $800 billion over the same period.
In just four years the administration predicts the government will have to spend more just to pay interest on the federal debt than it spends on the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, HUD (Housing and Urban Development), Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Treasury, and the Corps of Engineers, Environment Protection Agency, GSA (General Services Administration), NASA, National Science Foundation, Small Business Administration and the Social Security Administration -- combined.
How is all of that hoax and change working out for you now?
Where's the outrage from Al Sharpton? When will Al Sharpton start the Dan Rather protest?
Sean Penn went on a rant in defense of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, suggesting prison time for American journalists: "every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it! And accept it. And this is mainstream media, who should - truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."
Tiffany Luxinger worked at three Victoria's Secret stores. Now she's exposing a shocking secret, "We would re-tag it and put it back on the sales floor."
And it gets worse.
She says, "If a product comes back as returned it obviously has an odor to it. We'll put it on a hanger. Hang it up to dry overnight, so the odor has time to come out of the product. We'll re-tag it the next day and put it back on the sales floor."
Pointing to the Galapagos Islands near South America, Rick Sanchez says, "This is Hawaii".
The FAA says it has benched an undisclosed number of air traffic controllers from their regular duties as they investigate an incident in which a young boy is heard giving instructions to departing aircraft from the JFK Airport control tower. According to a recording found on the air traffic control database at LiveATC.net, the incident happened on February 17th.
At one point during the course of the child's five transmissions, an adult male voice in the tower explains the situation to local air traffic: "This is what you get, guys, when the kids are out of school."
From the mind of a government employee. Wait until they let kids into your operating room to assist government employee doctors with your open heart surgery.
The noose's discovery set off protests at a school already tense from recent racially charged episodes and triggered condemnations from UC leaders and Gov. Schwarzenegger.
Argentines Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their children before killing themselves after making an apparent suicide pact over fears about global warming.
Al Gore is responsible for this.
Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud, we still face "an unimaginable calamity".
Massive $45 trillion transfer of wealth to fund creation of "global governance structure".
Leaked policy documents reveal that the United Nations plans to create a "green world order" by 2012 which will be enforced by a structure of global governance and funded by a gargantuan $45 trillion transfer of wealth from richer countries, as the globalists' insidious plan to centralize power, crush sovereignty while devastating the economy is exposed once again.
Whether through dramatic events or the power of personality, presidents change the course of the nation. Lincoln (the Civil War); FDR (The New Deal and winning World War II); and LBJ (The Great Society, civil rights and the Vietnam debacle) are prime examples.
Now, President Barack Obama could join this select group. And, for better or worse, the consequences will be profound.
President Obama could become de facto Prime Minister Obama.
Barack Obama is trying to be the new FDR before the concrete settles around his image as the new Jimmy Carter. History will ultimately decide, but last week's celebrated health care summit made him look more like Mr. Jimmy than FDR.
"We can't control Mother Nature." - Barack Obama
We can't control Mother Nature, except when it comes to his fraudulent global warming policies. But apparently we can stop Mother Nature dead in her tracks if we listen to Al Gore and simply revert our lifestyles back to the Stone Age.
The headline in the New York Times 21 years ago - Jan. 26, 1989 to be exact - read: "U.S. Data Since 1895 Fail To Show Warming Trend."
"After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period. While the nation's weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another."
The global warming fraud continues.
30% of office holders did not know that 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' are the inalienable rights referred to in the Declaration of Independence.
27% of politicians could not name even one right or freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment.
43% did not know the purpose of the Electoral College.
39% of lawmakers believe the power of declaring war belongs to the president.
These people have no understanding of the root of our freedom.
Obama has been trying to kick the habit for some time. Doctors also recommended "moderation of alcohol intake".
Obama smokes too much and drinks too much. How can this guy pass himself off as an expert on healthcare?
he Obama administration has just solicited public comment on their proposal to take money from Americans' private 401(k) retirement accounts and convert it into government-backed annuities. In other words, they want to take your money now to purchase U.S. Treasury bonds, then pay you a monthly sum later after you've retired.
As the U.S. Social Security system moves ever closer to bankruptcy, the billions of dollars Americans have saved in their private retirement accounts will become an increasingly tempting target for our politicians.
We must reject the notion that one man's "need" gives him an automatic moral claim on another man's wealth.
Paws in the air, this is a stick-up!
A Park Slope pooch was left shivering in the buff after a coldhearted mugger stole his coat just days before a raging winter storm bore down on the city.
Barbershops in Tennessee could add fish tanks under a measure making waves in the legislature.
Why were fish tanks banned in the first place?
A landscaping contractor who had worked at the home of a South San Francisco couple and a second suspect have been arrested on suspicion of invading their residence, tying them up and sexually assaulting the wife during a five-hour ordeal.
These are the same people who the political hacks in Washington from the president down want to grant amnesty to. The political hacks in Washington from the president down want you and me to pay for healthcare for these people. Why aren't these illegal vermin being rounded up and deported?
The New York Times' Alessandra Stanley is upset that NBC is focusing too much of its coverage of the 2010 Olympics on American athletes and seems to be (gasp) cheering for the Americans to do well and happy when they win events.
The last time I checked, we are still the United States of America, a sovereign nation among hundreds of others on the planet. Why isn't a good thing to be proud and cheer on our own athletes?
I believe that we still are a nation of winners, and I hope that lasts forever. That sets us apart as the greatest nation the earth has ever known. GO USA!
The city's attempt to save nearly $500,000 instead simply gave some employees two extra days off - with pay.
And, it also means that the city might face even more layoffs.
After resigning as president and CEO of General Motors in December, Fritz Henderson might have gone into hiding or decided to sit out the harsh Michigan winter on a Florida beach.
Instead, here he is popping up again, this time as a consultant to GM on international operations at the very fancy fee of $59,090 a month for 20 hours of work a month. That works out to almost $3,000 an hour for a CEO who was ousted after just eight months on the job.
s this one of those phony retired CEO arrangements, where the outgoing guy gets a fancy advisory deal to pass on his accumulated knowledge and wisdom to his successor? The phone may never ring, but the retiree gets to pocket a nice piece of change and an opportunity to pretend that he's still in the game.
This is what happens when government runs business - Obama motors.
Al Gore's global warming film would be banned in schools under plans by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) to court the climate skeptic vote.
ALL schools should be required to teach kids that global warming was a SCAM. It is time to de-brainwash these kids.
The United States has unveiled plans for its new $1 billion high-security embassy in London - the most expensive it has ever built.
The proposals were met with relief from both the present embassy's Mayfair neighbours and the residents and developers of the Battersea wasteland where the vast crystalline cube, surrounded by a moat, will be built.
You tax dollars at work!
The gunman was walking through a middle school parking lot and taking shots at students with a hunting rifle as terrified teenagers ran for their lives. He had just wounded two students and seemed ready to unleash more violence when a math teacher named David Benke sprung into action.
Benke confronted the 32-year-old gunman, tackled him and pinned him to the ground with the help of another teacher, stopping what could have been a much more violent encounter in a city all too familiar with tragic school shootings.
This recent school shooting by a man with a record a mile long and mental health issues is more proof that gun control does not work and our criminal system is broken. Mr. David Benke is a true hero for tackling the gunman!
After High Test Scores, School District Denies 11-Year-Old Entry Into Program
The results came in and Jennifer said Hannah scored exceptionally well. She said she was told that Hannah scored high enough for some students to get in, but not high enough for Hannah.
"Because Hannah's daddy made a little more money than that and was considered middle class and a higher income, she would have to score a 130," Jennifer said.
According to the school district, there are different standards for different students. If a student gets a free or reduced lunch or speaks limited English, the grading scale is different.
Government school idiocy strikes again!
Tsue Chong Co., a fortune-cookie factory in Seattle's Chinatown International District, is inserting five different census messages into 2 million cookies being shipped to restaurants and groceries across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Three Google executives were convicted on Wednesday of violating privacy laws by allowing disturbing footage of a disabled Italian boy being bullied to be posted on the internet.
The ruling was the first of its kind in history and was condemned by critics as "the biggest threat to internet freedom we have seen".
Imagine an America where your Unique Health Identifier (UHI) is required for every access to a nationally controlled healthcare system. Imagine an America, where you must give your UHI, via a scan of your surgically implanted biochip, to pick up your prescription at the pharmacy and even when you buy over the counter medications. The number could eventually be required to purchase alcohol and tobacco products, perhaps even to track quantities of bakery goods, chocolates, trans-fats, beef, and even birth control products - or anything else the nanny bureaucrats decide to monitor.
"It's easy being vice president - you don't have to do anything." - Joe Biden just before the beginning of the afternoon session of the Healthcare Summit.
The top earmarkers in both the House and Senate are Republicans, even after the GOP has spent much of the past year making fiscal restraint and runaway government spending the centerpiece of its political message.
Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.) and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) - both atop defense spending panels - led their respective bodies in securing earmarks.
Young, the ranking member on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, helped secure 63 earmarks worth $128 million. Cochran, his counterpart in the Senate, had his hand in 242 earmarks worth nearly $498 million. In the House, Young was followed by Reps. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) with $121 million, Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) with $116 million and Jim Moran (D-Va.) with $107 million. After Cochran, Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) was No. 2 in earmarks with $392 million, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) received $368 million in earmarks and Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) grabbed $292 million for his home state.
Political hacks love to spend other peoples' money - YOUR MONEY!
This huge hound officially entered the record books today as the world's tallest dog - standing more than seven foot on its hind legs.
Al Gore says that legislation ensuring "net neutrality" is "needed for the revitalization of American democracy."
But just what is net neutrality-and is all that is good and holy about the Internet really imperiled if legislation guaranteeing it isn't passed? Some want the Federal Communication Commission, of all agencies, to regulate the Internet.
There you have it: Government regulation of communication and information. What better way to control the populace.
An unapologetic Danny Williams says he was aware his trip to the United States for heart surgery earlier this month would spark outcry, but he concluded his personal health trumped any public fallout over the controversial decision.
Politicians know their government system best so why risk it?
Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams said he went to the U.S. for heart surgery because his doctors recommended it, not because he lost confidence in Canada's public health care.
"My doctors in Newfoundland indicated to me that I should go out of the province to get it done," Williams said in an interview broadcast yesterday with the NTV network. "This is my heart, it's my health, and it's my choice."
Government healthcare: Avoid it while you can.
The surgeon "failed to recognize the anatomy." The child will need a catheter for the rest of her life.
Government healthcare strikes again!
Included in President Obama's latest stab at health-care reform released yesterday is one of the more astonishing admissions of political deception in recent memory.
After months of swearing that his health legislation would lower the skyrocketing costs of insurance premiums, Obama finally acknowledged that actually it would not.
"And I can make a firm pledge: Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase-not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." - Barack Obama Sept. 12, 2008 campaign speech in Dover, N.H.
Along with an apparent breach of his oft-repeated pledge, the plan also increases taxes on interest, dividends, annuities, royalties and rents.
A defense official said numerous physical changes to submarines would have to be made.
Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the Lower Merion School District for documents related to the controversial use of remote-control cameras on students' school-issued computers.
In November, the Harriton assistant principal confronted sophomore Blake Robbins with a photo of what school officials saw as the boy's "improper activity" - taken by the webcam of his school-issued laptop in his home.
Robbins told TV crews outside his home yesterday that a school laptop's webcam had photographed him eating Mike & Ike candy in his home, but that school officials thought it showed him using drugs.
This is what happens when you invite the government into your home.
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
School officials at Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA remotely activated the webcam on a student's computer last year because the district believed he "was engaged in improper behavior in his home."
When the computers were distributed to students, the district did not disclose that it could activate the cameras at any time. The school district violated federal and state wiretapping laws and violated students' civil rights.
Be careful before you invite the government into your home.
"I should not have done it," said Chris Whitley of the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority. Whitley reported that stimulus funds had created 317 new jobs, when in fact only one new person was hired...after the reporting period.
The hoax and change continues.
Five at Ft. Jackson South Carolina Accused of Attempted Poisoning at the Base.
Five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.
The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.
Students went to administrators at least three times, complaining she was ineffective and had odd, unsettling ways.
LEARN FROM REAL HISTORY! After America, There is No Place to Go
The calendar contains suggestion for each of the 40 days of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17, with "Remove one light bulb from your home and live without the light for the next 40 days." What a cheap cop-out. Other suggestions include, "Turn down your thermostat by at least one degree;" "Check windows and doors for a draft " "Making travel plans? Consider getting there without flying;" "Check the tire pressure of your car today." You can observe lent if you check the tire pressure of your car one day during the 40 days of Lent? "Show reverence for life and for the Earth today by obeying the speed limit "
Al Gore and his religion of global warming have infiltrated the Catholic Church. Is nothing sacred?
A former Florida high school student who was suspended by her principal after she set up a Facebook page to criticize her teacher is protected constitutionally under the First Amendment, a federal magistrate ruled.
Katherine Evans, now 19 and attending college, was suspended in 2007 from Pembroke Pines Charter High School after she used her home computer to create a Facebook page titled, "Ms. Sarah Phelps is the worst teacher I've ever met."
This sounds like a relevant opinion based statement expressed by a student, which we still have a right to in this country. If the student had written: "Ms. Sarah Phelps is the best teacher I've ever met," would there be a complaint by the school administration? Probably not. Therefore, the student's right to express her opinion cannot be denied just because that opinion is negative in nature.
With all of the government school idiocy that exists today, I can understand why government schools and government school teachers would be uncomfortable with criticism. Fortunately, their idiocy continues to be exposed.
The difference between government and private-sector unions
Private Sector Unions
Union members know that if their demands are unreasonable they could cause the financial collapse of their employer. Managers know that if they give too much to the unions the business may not survive. Each side has a survival instinct to address.
Government Employee Unions
Union members know that no matter what sort of luxurious contract they negotiate, their employer, the government, will be able to pay the tab. This is because government doesn't have to make a profit to operate. Government only needs the power to seize money from the taxpayers. Likewise, government leaders know that they can give the unions almost any concession because of their ability to seize the needed funds through taxation. There's one more advantage for government employee unions: They participate in the process of choosing the very politicians they're going to negotiate with for more wages and benefits.
Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District.
They plan to identify 7-8 national figures active in the tea party movement and engage in deep opposition research on them.
One Year Of Spending Taxpayer Dollars Studying Malt Liquor And Marijuana, Researching Drunk Mice, Funding Martini Bars And Steakhouses, And Examining Facebook.
$100,000 IN STIMULUS FUNDS USED FOR A MARTINI BAR & BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE.
$390,000 TO STUDY MALT LIQUOR AND MARIJUANA CONSUMPTION: "The State University Of New York At Buffalo Won $390,000 To Study Young Adults Who Drink Malt Liquor And Smoke Marijuana."
$15,551 TO STUDY DRUNK MICE: "The Rodent Study At Florida Atlantic University In Boca Raton Used $15,551 In Stimulus Funds To Pay For Two Summer Researchers To Help Gauge How Alcohol Affects A Mouse's Motor Functions."
$4,200-$5,500 TAX CREDIT FOR PURCHASING GOLF CARTS: "President Obama's Stimulus Plan Is Now Paying Americans To Buy That Great Necessity Of Modern Life, The Golf Cart."
$219,000 TO STUDY THE SEX LIVES OF FEMALE COLLEGE FRESHMEN. I thought male college freshmen do that for FREE.
$325,394 TO STUDY "MATING DECISIONS" OF CACTUS BUGS: The Cactus Bug Project At The University Of Florida Is More Ambitious, Spending $325,394 In Stimulus Money To Determine How Environment Affects The Mating Decisions Of Females.
$500,000 TO STUDY "SOCIAL NETWORKS LIKE FACEBOOK".
$3.4 MILLION FOR A TURTLE TUNNEL IN FLORIDA.
$30 MILLION FOR A SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL COMPLEX FOR THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS AND COLORADO ROCKIES.
$54 MILLION IN STIMULUS FUNDS USED FOR THE NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN.
$250 STIMULUS CHECKS WENT TO PRISONERS: "Thousands To A Million Of Your Stimulus Dollars Have Gone Straight To Convicts. That's Right, The Feds Sending $250 Stimulus Checks To Thousands Upon Thousands Of Prisoners... We're Talking First Degree Murderers Who Are Getting Your Money."
Your tax dollars at work.
Unfortunately, it's no joke. This happened to Bob Thomas, a 53-year-old officer in Camden's emergency crime suppression team, who was flying to Orlando in March with his wife, Leona, and their son, Ryan.
Ryan was taking his first flight, to Walt Disney World, for his fourth birthday.
The boy is developmentally delayed, one of the effects of being born 16 weeks prematurely. His ankles are malformed and his legs have low muscle tone. In March he was just starting to walk.
Mid-morning on March 19, his parents wheeled his stroller to the TSA security point, a couple of hours before their Southwest Airlines flight was to depart.
The boy's father broke down the stroller and put it on the conveyor belt as Leona Thomas walked Ryan through the metal detector.
The alarm went off.
The government screener told them to take off the boy's braces.
The Thomases were dumbfounded. "I told them he can't walk without them on his own," Bob Thomas said.
"He said, 'He'll need to take them off.' "
Ryan's mother offered to walk him through the detector after they removed the braces, which are custom-made of metal and hardened plastic.
No, the government vermin screener replied. The boy had to walk on his own.
Leona Thomas said she was calm. Bob Thomas said he was starting to burn.
They complied, and Leona went first, followed by Ryan, followed by Bob, so the boy wouldn't be hurt if he fell. Ryan made it through.
By then, Bob Thomas was furious. He demanded to see a supervisor. The supervisor asked what was wrong.
"I told him, 'This is overkill. He's 4 years old. I don't think he's a terrorist.' "
The supervisor replied, "You know why we're doing this," Thomas said.
Thomas said he told the supervisor he was going to file a report, and at that point the man turned and walked away.
Why haven't these mindless, pathetic wastes of oxygen who masquerade as government security experts been fired? The government incompetence and idiocy continues.
The global-warming hysteria, on which the Obama administration wants to base enormous new tax burdens, is just about as reliable as the weather hysteria presented nightly on your favorite television channel.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, as Abraham Lincoln observed, and you even can fool all the people some of the time. But you can't fool all the people all the time. Al Gore and his friends got so excited about points one and especially point two that they forgot point three.
Temperatures gathered from weather stations were skewed by their locations near heat-generating equipment.
A statistical analysis of the raw data shows that the claims that global hurricane activity has increased cannot be supported.
The fraud continues.
The sudden pullout of three corporate giants from a leading alliance of businesses and environmental groups could be the death knell for climate change legislation.
Were those pricey Super Bowl ads a waste? Maybe not, but paying $3 million to census employees who didn't do any work surely was.
The Census Bureau, a month away from its 2010 population count, has already wasted millions of dollars paying temporary employees who never did the work and others who overbilled for travel.
All this to continue the fraud and count illegal aliens as citizens.
Census officials say the illegal immigrant population is key in this year's census, not only from a statistical standpoint but also because much-needed federal money hangs in the balance.
It's all about the political pork. Your tax dollars at work.
Texas: Net gain of 62,827 households. Biggest gains came from California and foreigners.
North Carolina: Net gain of 40,995 households. Biggest gains came from Florida and New York.
Georgia: Net gain of 37,559 households. Biggest gains came from Florida and New York.
South Carolina: Net gain of 20,482 households. Biggest gains came from Florida and New York.
Arizona: Net gain of 20,300 households. Biggest gains came from California and Michigan.
Michigan: Net loss of 37,370 households. Biggest losses went to Florida and Texas.
New York: Net loss of 28,376 households. Biggest losses went to Florida and North Carolina.
Ohio: Net loss of 20,575 households. Biggest losses went to Florida and Texas.
California: Net loss of 19,680 households. Biggest losses went to Texas and Arizona.
New Jersey: Net loss of 19,285 households. Biggest losses went to Florida and Pennsylvania.
The academic at the centre of the 'Climategate' affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble 'keeping track' of the information.
And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no 'statistically significant' warming.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the US would welcome peaceful engagement with Iran but not "while they are building their bomb".
How many warnings has Iran been given? Be careful Iran, a sternly worded letter will follow!
Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress has its way. It will be mandatory.
With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.
To add to the list of outrageous earmarks in Obama's fiscal 2011 budget, it appears left-wing activist groups including ACORN, the embezzlement-prone, voter-registration-fraud-plagued community organizing group, are eligible to receive up to $3.99 billion in taxpayer-backed slush money.
Your tax dollars at work!
It's like being charged to wipe your neighbor's ass!
The Polk County school district is giving away iPods to some parents.
The school district is using the device to reward parents of children with disabilities who fill out a 10-minute online survey. The district wants to know how well it's connecting with the parents and how to get parents involved in their children's education.
The district is spending about $350,000 in federal stimulus money for the iPods.
Spend ten minutes filling out a government school survey and get a FREE iPod. That money didn't save or create any jobs. Your tax dollars at work.
Barack Obama wants to be able to monitor and track you via your cell phone and, if necessary, be able to get records of where you've been.
The expansion of the Imperial Federal Government Police State.
While Olympic officials are scrambling to ensure there is enough snow for the Vancouver Winter Olympics, many parts of the United States are seeing more than their share of the global warming white stuff.
As odd as it may seem, if reports are accurate, this calendar year will be the first in quite a while where there has seen "snow cover" at some location in all 50 of the United States.
Yet, the political global warming fraud continues.
A Welsh oak tree, already more than 300 years old when King Henry II spared it in 1165, couldn't withstand the unusually cold winter of 2010.
Global warming strikes again!
The family spent Saturday and Sunday building an igloo near the U.S. Capitol building. They added signs to the snow dwelling that read, "AL GORE'S NEW HOME!" and "HONK IF YOU (LOVE) GLOBAL WARMING."
The man is accused of beating his 4-month-old daughter because he wanted a boy instead of a girl.
President Barack Obama said he is "agnostic" about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.
The word "agnostic" means a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something. Mr. President, I'm certain that there are a lot of taxpayers out there who DO have an opinion about their taxes and earnings. After all, it is OUR money and not Obama or the government's money.
How about cutting government spending.
Asian-American activists are meeting transit officials over the decision to rename a train route into the heart of the city's Asian community.
What is the "public option"? Basically, it's a government health insurance "alternative" conceived, provided, and run by the federal government to "compete" with private health insurance providers. Apparently, the 1,300 health care insurance providers we already have are not enough; we must have a 1,301st (an inefficient government run one at that) if we're to have affordable health care insurance in this country.
The public (government) option would be a federal program run by the same folks who run the Post Office, the Federal Reserve, the Internal Revenue "Service," Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the National Education Association, and the National Endowment for the "Arts".
Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election to Congress, saying his life is "taking a new direction" just months after the death of his father and mentor, Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Now, the Obama-Biden pair that opposed the Iraq war and its tactics and predicted their failure is prepared to accept credit for its success.
From Washington to Philadelphia and New York, cities largely ground to a halt with governments shut down, public transport scaled back, thousands of flights canceled and some highways closed as snow and powerful winds created whiteout conditions.
The United Nations in New York was closed. But Wall Street and many other businesses plowed on.
Washington's winter snowfall broke a 110-year-old record with Wednesday's blizzard setting a new mark of 54.9 inches (139.4-cm). Baltimore also set a new seasonal record and Philadelphia was forecast to follow.
The good news is that Washington D.C. is shut down so they can't be out raising our taxes and pillaging our liberty.
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When you start taxing people at extreme rates to pay for socialist "benefits," when you start telling them which schools their children must attend, when you start giving jobs away to people based on race instead of ability... you quash human freedom, which bogs down productivity... and if continued for long enough, leads to social collapse.
The likelihood America will become a giant Detroit is growing - rapidly. Politicians now control the banking sector, most of the manufacturing sector (including autos), a large amount of media, and are threatening to take over health care and the production of electricity (via cap and trade rules).
In 2008, Obama said that Bush was a war criminal who made the world hate us. So, through his own admission, Obama must consider himself to be a war criminal. When will he turn himself in to authorities for prosecution?
A total of 32.4 inches was recorded at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, according to the National Weather Service. That two-day accumulation topped the previous record, compiled during the blizzard of January 1996.
The powerful nor'easter that buried Central Maryland in more than 2 feet of snow Friday and Saturday will be ranked among the biggest in the region's weather annals. But meteorologists at the National Weather Service were unable to say Saturday precisely how much snow fell. Problems with measurements at Baltimore- Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport have left Baltimore without an official tally.
These "experts" can't accurately measure an official snowfall but think they can predict global warming and weather over 100 years in the future.
With the National Weather Service reporting 25 inches of snow at the New Castle County airport, the measurement of record, this total tops the record of 22 inches for a single storm in Wilmington in January 1996.
Somebody call Al Gore. Enough with his money-spinning scam of carbon credits. The fraud continues.
Authorities alarmed by possibility of surgically placed explosives.
Agents for Britain's MI5 intelligence service have discovered that Muslim doctors trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals have returned to their own countries to fit surgical implants filled with explosives.
Women suicide bombers recruited by al-Qaida are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery. The lethal explosives - usually PETN (pentaerythritol Tetrabitrate) - are inserted during the operation inside the plastic shapes. The breast is then sewn up.
The doomed animal was CHOSEN by the holidaymakers from a menu, and served up by workers who dumped it off the back of a truck. It got to its feet unsteadily - as the beasts moved in for the kill.
McCain's bill is called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA). It would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). DSHEA protects supplements if 1) they are food products that have been in the food supply and not chemically altered or 2) if they were sold as supplements prior to 1994, the year that DSHEA was passed. If a supplement fits one of these two descriptions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot arbitrarily ban it or reclassify it as a drug.
New natural supplements may be arbitrarily banned by the FDA or adopted by drug companies in a way that precludes their further sale as supplements.
It would give the FDA full discretion and power to compile a discreet list of supplements allowed to remain on the market while banning all others.
Everyone knows that the FDA is friendly to drug companies (which pay its bills and provide good revolving door jobs) and hostile to supplement companies.
Political hack continue to attempt to control every aspect of your lives.
What part of "illegal" does Christ not understand?
The United Federation of Teachers and the NAACP say in the lawsuit that the city's plan would be unfair to minorities.
Minority students would be hurt by closing down rotten schools? The teachers union is unbelievable with its illogic. They only want to preserve the jobs of rotten teachers who teach in these rotten schools. This is what passes for intellect and integrity in government education.
Nine-year-old Patrick Timoney brought a little Lego man holding a tiny 2-inch firearm to his public school and nearly got booted from his fourth grade class.
Government school idiocy strikes again!
A 12-year-old Queens girl was hauled out of school in handcuffs for an artless offense - doodling her name on her desk in erasable marker.
More government school idiocy.
Obama mispronounced corpsman, "corpse-man," twice.
Obviously he doesn't pre-read these speeches of his that they put on the teleprompter. If that had been George W. Bush, they would have made it fit right into the Bush is-an-idiot template and they would be laughing about it. They'd be doing constant stories, and you would never miss it because they'd be looping that all over the media.
When will we be seeing constant stories on NBC, ABC and CBS? Based on the evidence, Obama is no smarter than any other political hack.
The US transportation chief's public rebukes of Toyota's handling of a massive safety recall have raised eyebrows, given the US government's major stake in rivals General Motors and Chrysler.
Cybercrime investigators are pushing for the creation of a national Web interface linking police computers with those of Internet and e-mail providers.
Welcome to the growing police state.
Only 35 percent of voters in Patrick Kennedy's district said they would vote to re-elect him.
In honor of Black History Month, the NBC cafeteria served fried chicken, collard greens, and jalapeno cornbread today for lunch.
Who at NBC thought it would be a good idea for the special to be, among other things, fried chicken, "in honor of Black History Month"?
What happened to Fuzzy Zoeller at the Masters after Tiger first won there? Fuzzy was asked what he would say to Tiger. "Well, I just hope you don't bring fried chicken to the championships dinner next year," he responded and as a result, he lost Kmart, which is a million-dollar endorsement. Now here's NBC saying we're not only talking about it, we are offering it, in honor of Black History Month: fried chicken.
Where is all of the outrage that was bestowed upon Fuzzy? Where are Al Sharpton and the Reverend Jackson?
Our National Climatic Data Center has been manipulating weather data just as the now disgraced and under investigation British University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit.
During the 1960s and into the 1980s, the number of stations used for calculating global surface temperatures was about 6,000. By 1990, the number of stations dropped rapidly to about 1,500. Most of the stations lost were in the colder regions of the Earth. Not adjusting for their lost made temperatures appear to be higher than was in fact the case.
The global warming fraud continues.
The Coast Guard said that it will allow tankers carrying liquefied natural gas from Yemen into Boston Harbor despite concerns about the cargo coming from a country that has been called a haven for terrorists.
Meanwhile, the government continues to search old ladies and babies at airports. Government idiocy!
"You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage," Obama said. "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices."
The comments quickly sparked a flurry of reaction in the Silver State, which supported Obama in the 2008 election. Nevada had an unemployment rate of 13 percent in December.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said during a hastily called news conference that Obama is no friend to Las Vegas and would not be welcomed here if he visits.
"I'll do everything I can to give him the boot," Goodman said. "This president is a real slow learner."
Goodman and others are worried that Obama's words will discourage visitors from coming to Las Vegas and depress the industry further.
Once again Obama thinks he knows how to spend money better than the average person. Apparently he hasn't noticed his budget spends at least $1.6 trillion he doesn't have. There is an old saying: "Practice what you preach." Obama needs to start practicing.
Very important information has just been made public that I think is something you should all be aware of: Gonorrhea Lectim
The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of this old disease.
The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim. It's pronounced "Gonna re-elect 'im."
Many victims contracted it in 2008 ..... but now most people after having been infected for the past 1-2 years are starting to realize how destructive this sickness is. It's sad because it is so easily cured with a new procedure just coming on the market called Votemout!
You take the first dose/step in 2010 and the second dosage in 2012 and simply don't engage in such behavior again, otherwise it could become permanent and eventually wipe out all life as we know it.
Several states are already on top of this like Virginia and New Jersey, and apparently now Massachusetts with many more seeing the writing on the wall.
It's instantly clear to whom the sign refers, which makes it, literally, a sign of the times.
Why Liberals vote Democrat
I will vote Democrat because:
Freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.
When we pull out of Iraq I trust that the bad guys will stop what they are doing because they now think we are good people.
I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from the bad guys.
I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.
I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.
I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my dog.
I'm not concerned about the abortion of millions of babies so long as we keep all death-row inmates alive.
I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the democrats see fit.
I believe liberal judges need to rewrite The Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
My head is so firmly planted up my ass that it is unlikely I'll ever have another point of view.
Dr. Vivienne Reeve of University of Sydney used Himalayan Goji Juice. She put just 5% of it in the mice's drinking water and it protected them from damage caused by UV radiation.
"Imagine 8 million new voters who care about our issues?"
Granting citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants would expand the "progressive" electorate and help ensure a "progressive" governing coalition for the long term, declared a recent adviser to President Obama whose union group is among the most frequent visitors to the White House.
"We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters," stated Eliseo Medina, international executive vice-president of Service Employees International Union, or SEIU.
Medina was speaking at a June 2009 Washington conference for the liberal America's Future Now!
Progressive (Leftist) Motto: Make the illegal legal to maintain political power.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is set to undergo heart surgery in the United States.
What's wrong with the Canadian government healthcare system?
Bill Clinton may have felt your pain, but it appears that Nancy Pelosi's feeling no pain. She couldn't be if she's consuming all the alcohol she demands for her weekly cross-country flights on the taxpayer's dime.
In another one of those head scratching moments that perplexes American citizens of almost every political stripe, the president of the United States, ostensibly the most "powerful" person on Earth is again bowing before other political figures.
Mr. Obama made headlines in his short time in office for (deeply) bowing to Saudi Arabia's King Abdulla, (which his spin doctors first sought to deny, then acknowledged) slightly to England's Queen Elizabeth, and then (deeply once again) to Japanese Emperor Akihito. Incidentally the Japanese see this as a sign implying weakness, not respect.
So perhaps it shouldn't come as too big a surprise to anyone to learn our "apologize-for-American-arrogance commander-in-chief" has resumed the inappropriate custom.
The latest political figurehead to glimpse the top of the president's cranium was the mayor of Tampa, Florida, Pam Iorio, who greeted him at MacDill Air Force Base near that city last Thursday.
Obama said in his State of the Union address:
"One year ago, I took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. Experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. So we acted - immediately and aggressively. And one year later, the worst of the storm has passed.
"But the devastation remains. One in ten Americans still cannot find work. Many businesses have shuttered. Home values have declined. Small towns and rural communities have been hit especially hard. For those who had already known poverty, life has become that much harder.
"This recession has also compounded the burdens that America's families have been dealing with for decades - the burden of working harder and longer for less; of being unable to save enough to retire or help kids with college.
"So I know the anxieties that are out there right now. They're not new. These struggles are the reason I ran for President. . . .
"For these Americans and so many others, change has not come fast enough. Some are frustrated; some are angry. They don't understand why it seems like bad behavior on Wall Street is rewarded but hard work on Main Street isn't; or why Washington has been unable or unwilling to solve any of our problems."
On page 9 of Obama's budget proposal he writes:
"All told, as of the end of November 2009, about 50 percent of Recovery Act funds-or $395 billion-has been either obligated or is providing assistance directly to Americans in the form of tax relief. By design, the bulk of the remaining 50 percent of Recovery Act funds will be deployed in the coming months of 2010 and during the beginning of 2011 to support additional job creation when our economy continues to need a boost. Many of the programs slated to receive additional funding in the near future are those with significant promise of job creation. These include more than $7 billion in broadband expansion, approximately $8 billion in funds to lay the foundation for a high-speed rail network, and continued funding for other transportation projects. All told, the Recovery Act is on track to meet the goal of disbursing 70 percent of its funds in the first 18 months of its life."
What the hell? This man says last week that "we acted - immediately and aggressively" and this week says "by design, the bulk of the remaining 50 percent of Recovery Act funds will be deployed in the coming months of 2010."
The illegal alien aunt of President Obama could learn this week whether she can put down roots in Boston - or start packing her bags for a one-way trip back to Kenya.
The era of big government has returned with a vengeance, in the form of the largest federal work force in modern history.
The Obama administration says the government will grow to 2.15 million employees this year, topping 2 million for the first time since President Clinton declared that "the era of big government is over" and joined forces with a Republican-led Congress in the 1990s to pare back the federal work force.
Of course, the hypocrisy extends beyond the DSCC. Pres. Obama invited K Street lobbyists to join in private briefings on a range of topics addressed in his State of the Union, one day after bashing them in the speech.
Hoax and change.
She's fiscally conservative and socially lists toward libertarian.
It's not only that McMahon is rich. Plenty of candidates are loaded, but come to grief because they don't know how to spend it. McMahon does, and she listens, which sets her apart from many tycoons who dive into politics.
The co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment has planted a sophisticated campaign operation in West Hartford that exceeds anything a Republican has created in Connecticut. It runs the gamut from a field operation to the science of data mining and micro-targeting, using consumer information to reveal political beliefs.
McMahon, a performer, is learning to hit her mark as a candidate. She's fluent enough to get through 90 minutes without stumbling.
She is prepared for the main event against Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who, McMahon points out, has enjoyed "great exposure but has not really had to defend political positions." Not for much longer.
"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed." - Vladimir Lenin
He is the climate change chief whose research body produced a report warning that the glaciers in the Himalayas might melt by 2035 and earned a Nobel Prize for his work - so you might expect Dr Rajendra Pachauri to be doing everything he can to reduce his own carbon footprint.
The hypocrisy and fraud continues.
Like all radicals in positions of power, President Obama's army of citizen volunteers, Organizing for America, is recruiting high school students as interns to organize the President's agenda in the 2010 election cycle.
"Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda."
Students at Perry Local High School in Massillon, Ohio were given propaganda recruiting papers in government class to enlist students to sign up as interns for Obama's Organizing for America.
Under the pretense of "Earn credit for school and help change the world!" Obama is mobilizing America's youth to campaign for his agenda and assist re-election of Democrat's in 2010, while indoctrinating them into Saul Alinsky's radical tactics and ideology.
OFA's high school recruitment is eerily similar to their college intern recruitment last fall across the country to "build support for President Obama's agenda" - and earn college credit while advocating for "change."
Conforming to Saul Alinsky's guidelines in Rules for Radicals, Obama and OFA are establishing a base of power to solidify their reins of power and control.
Like many radical rulers before him, President Obama is establishing his own civilian youth brigade. Is this the civilian army he spoke of during his campaign? Young children singing his praises, or marching in youth regiments is not enough. When will recruitment begin for elementary and middle school kids?
When you can't get the adults to subscribe to your "agenda", go after the kids without the adults knowing.
When a man is apprehended with a weapons, a map of a military installation and jihadist effects, the natural response is to assume the situation is terrorist-related. Obama says otherwise.
What hasn't been revealed so far is that military aircraft are being used to shuttle Pelosi's kids and grandkids between DC and San Francisco without any Congressional representatives even onboard! Put simply, the United States Air Force is serving as a multi-billion dollar chauffeur- and baby-sitting service for Nancy Pelosi's kids and grandkids -- presumably because commercial travel is beneath the families of the autocrats.
The cost for some flights: as much as $18,000 an hour.
In-flight food is never a problem, hundreds of pages of receipts for food and beverages were included in the FOIA documents.
It was bad enough that President Barack Obama lost his US Senate super majority to a Republican. Now it turns out that Scott Brown, the newly elected senator from Massachusetts, is Mr Obama's cousin.
Will Scott Brown be invited to the White House for a family reunion?
Barack Obama is failing. Failing big. Failing fast. And failing everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most importantly, in forging connections with the American people.
Expect Obama to lament at his last press conference in 2012: "For those of you I offended, I apologize. For those of you who were not offended, you just didn't give me enough time; if only I'd had a second term, I could have offended you too."
The scientists will escape prosecution because the offenses took place more than six months ago.
Rajendra Pachauri was told that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, but he waited two months to correct it.
Dr Pachauri, who played a leading role at the summit, corrected the error last week after coming under media pressure.
The fraud continues.
Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming.
Will Al Gore make a joint statement with the latest big name supporter of his scam?
Wolfie Blackheart is not an ordinary 18-year-old.
She believes she is a wolf - technically, a werewolf - and so she wears a tail. She also wears a harness in case someone special wants to drag her around.
And last week, she used a pocketknife in her kitchen to decapitate a dog - already dead, according to Wolfie - that had been missing since Jan. 5.
"I severed the head, boiled the head," Wolfie said. "People make the mistake of hacking the spine, which will fracture the skull."
She added, "You also have to put (the head) outside for the brains to leak out."
Why isn't PETA protesting this idiot? Because just like with all political hacks, it isn't about the cause, it's about the money.
Only pupils eligible for free school meals because their parents are on benefits are able to take part in the holiday activities.
Dozens of children have been barred from school trips to a safari park, football ground and indoor ski centre because their parents are too well-off.
Families said their children had been left in tears, unable to understand why they were banned from going on trips with their friends.
Translation: You must be a moocher to participate in school activities.
State of the Union: Narcissism!
"We are all in danger. This man is out of touch with the real world. Every conceivable liberal idea, plan, proposal - even some so obscure they have only circulated in underground college publications - were proposed! The man has no concept of limitations - his own or of government. As such, he places us all in danger." - Michael Savage
In 1992 the Soviet Russian Communists knew of Barack Obama from a very early date. They truly believed among themselves that he was raised and groomed Communist to pave the way for their future. Obama was 30+ years old and was obviously tested enough that he was their anticipated rising star.
In a gross violation of the separation of powers, President Obama called out the Supreme Court at the State of the Union while they were sitting right in front of him. He criticized their decision about the McCain-Feingold Act and allowing corporations to donate an unlimited amount of money to political causes.
This type of behavior is unheard of, especially in a State of the Union when every branch of government is present. This behavior spits in the face of separation of powers.
114 - The staggering number of times Obama referred to himself.
86 - Times Obama was interrupted by applause, almost always by his fellow Democrats.
70 - The number of minutes the speech took.
13 - Stories of people that may or may not exist, in an attempt to personalize his speech.
10 - Times Obama blamed his own failures on George W. Bush instead of owning up to his own failures.
0 - New ideas.
0 - Changes in ObamaCare. He repeatedly praised the plan and said it must be passed. The main fault he found in it was that he "didn't explain it more clearly." Obama said he would listen to new ideas, but the ideas of tort reform and allowing insurance purchases across state lines are not new. He refused to listen to them before.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president." - Cheryl Espy-Dalton
A look at some of Obama's claims and how they compare with the facts:
OBAMA: "Starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years. Spending related to our national security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will not be affected. But all other discretionary government programs will. Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need and sacrifice what we don't."
THE FACTS: The anticipated savings from this proposal would amount to less than 1 percent of the deficit - and that's if the president can persuade Congress to go along.
OBAMA: Discussing his health care initiative, he said, "Our approach would preserve the right of Americans who have insurance to keep their doctor and their plan."
THE FACTS: The Democratic legislation now hanging in limbo on Capitol Hill aims to keep people with employer-sponsored coverage - the majority of Americans under age 65 - in the plans they already have. But Obama can't guarantee people won't see higher rates or fewer benefits in their existing plans. Because of elements such as new taxes on insurance companies, insurers could change what they offer or how much it costs.
OBAMA: He called for action by the White House and Congress "to do our work openly, and to give our people the government they deserve."
THE FACTS: Obama skipped past a broken promise from his campaign - to have the negotiations for health care legislation broadcast on C-SPAN "so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies." Instead, Democrats in the White House and Congress have conducted the usual private negotiations, making multibillion-dollar deals with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders behind closed doors. Nor has Obama lived up consistently to his pledge to ensure that legislation is posted online for five days before it's acted upon.
Tonight, Barack Obama said, "To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve.
"That's what I came to Washington to do. That's why - for the first time in history - my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that's why we've excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."
And now, the rest of the story. Just the facts.
* Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm [now confirmed].
Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.
William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.
William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.
David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.
Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.
Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.
Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president's assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.
It appears that Representative Joe Wilson's statement, "You lie," was accurate.
Obama isn't a master of pure artistry of the English language-he's a master at manipulation above all.
"Hope and change": Socialism at home, surrender abroad.
"False choice": A very real choice Obama wants to pretend doesn't exist.
"Deficit reduction": Deficit increases.
"Let me be clear": Let me lie to you.
"Make no mistake": See "Let me be clear."
"This isn't about me": This is completely about me.
"Hitting the reset button": Refusing to learn from the mistakes of the past and acting as though a fresh start requires utter naivete.
"Failed policies of the past": Don't blame me! Blame Bush!
"Teachable moment": I screwed something up, now I'll brag about it.
"Tax cut": Redistribution of money from those who pay a disproportionate amount of taxes to those who pay none.
"Transparency": Deliberate opaqueness, hiding crucial facts from the American public.
"Accountability": Don't worry, I'll fire someone.
"Stimulus": Payoffs to friends.
"Shovel-ready jobs": Jobs that no one wants and that last for two months.
"Green jobs": Imaginary jobs.
"Saved or created": Old Obama language used to futz the numbers on jobs.
"Recovery": Continued economic stagnation.
"Jobs funded": Jobs Obama will take credit for, even though he has done nothing to either save or create.
"It won't happen overnight": It will never happen.
"Cynics": Anyone who doesn't believe in the Obama radical agenda.
"If tea party folks can go out there and get angry because they think their taxes are too high, for God's sakes a lot of citizens ought to get angry about the fact that they are being killed and our planet is being injured on a daily basis by the way that we provide our power and our fuel and the old practices," Kerry added.
Never let a good fraud go to waste.
This is your final tab for Congress' little trip to Copenhagen for the fraudulent global warming conference.
At least 106 people from the House and Senate attended - spouses, a doctor, a protocol expert and even a photographer.
For 15 Democratic and 6 Republican Congressmen, food and rooms for two nights cost $4,406 tax dollars each. That's $2,200 a day - more than most Americans spend on their monthly mortgage payment.
You may ask how they'll negotiate a climate treaty, if they can't get a better deal on hotel rooms.
Total hotel, meeting rooms and "a couple" of $1,000-a-night hospitality suites topped $400,000.
Flights weren't cheap, either. Fifty-nine House and Senate staff flew commercial during the Copenhagen rush. They paid government rates - $5-10,000 each - totaling $408,064. Add three military jets - $168,351 just for flight time - and the bill tops $1.1 million dollars - not including all the Obama administration officials who attended: well over 60.
Help-wanted ads are appearing on Craigslist that offer to pay citizens $24,000 a year, plus health insurance, to "counter the hysteria and lies of Glenn Beck and other talking heads" and "stop the tea-baggers!"
Centrist Democratic senators have circumvented party leadership to approach Maine GOP Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins about reviving healthcare talks.
They will be bought and paid for with your tax dollars.
The speaker says the House should pass the Senate's version of the plan and then use 'budget reconciliation' to make changes that some lawmakers want. The procedure could circumvent a GOP filibuster.
These political hacks are still scheming behind the scenes. They're working on this behind closed doors in the House. This is what dictators do. So much for "openness." Obama said, "I'm not a quitter, I'm not quitting." He's going to do whatever he can to get this stuff done no matter what We The People think, or want.
The Coming Obama Retirement Trap Started With New Mandatory IRA Proposals!
Mandatory IRAs proposed by the Obama Administration are the first step in stealth nationalization and forced investment of our retirement benefits to support the treasury debt market.
In 2006, a Free-Stater was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In 2008, he was joined by 3 more. What does it mean to have 4 libertarians elected to state office?
HB685 - prohibiting New Hampshire from participating in a national identification card system - PASSED INTO LAW
HB157 - extends the confidentiality of library records to materials that have been viewed or stored electronically - PASSED INTO LAW
HB387 - establishes a right to observe voter registration - PASSED INTO LAW
Obama refuses to salute, come to attention or even place his hand on his heart as the honor guard passes at the Memorial Service for those killed by his fellow Muslim terrorist at Fort Hood!!
Rush Limbaugh's Letter To President Obama
What an honor.
What we need is a fair, simple, transparent tax system that any American can understand at a glance. We need a new tax system that would end the late night sweating over endless forms and entries and allow us to trash our shoeboxes full of receipts. We need a system that will not hide the tax burden in the cost of goods and services. We need a system that will allow working people to take home their entirety paychecks, with no deductions. We need a tax system that will eliminate post-April 15th anxiety over whether or not we will be one of the unlucky millions of people who are assessed a civil penalty by the IRS each and every year, or who receive the dreaded audit notices.
The FairTax plan can do all that as the perfect vision of a federal consumption tax.
Rush Limbaugh, upset that he's forced to report his every movement to tax authorities, blasted President Obama for failing to prove he is natural-born citizen of the United States.
Limbaugh stated, "Barack Obama has yet to have to prove that he's a citizen. All he has to do is show a birth certificate. He has yet to have to prove he's a citizen. I have to show them 14 different ways where the h--- I am every day of the year for three years."
It's all about facts. It's about the fact that Obama admits he was not born a "natural born citizen" in that he was born a dual-citizen and a subject of the Queen of England. The American People don't know whether he lost his dual U.K. and U.S. citizenship while an adopted son in Indonesia. The American People have not heard our third branch issue a decision, after discovery, about this Constitutional issue. And Lastly, since our 535 public servants in Congress and one vice-President didn't honor their oaths on electoral college vote day, then it's up to the American People to pursue this as a matter of citizenship and protection of our Constitutional Republic.
Who in the United States has a 22 member staff that earns a combined income of $1,591,200.00? A president of a large corporation? The president of the United States? Perhaps a large lobbyist conglomerate? Does this possibly define a double standard? We all must share in the sacrifice says the White House. Hypocritical? One standard for the American people and another for the elite in power.
Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn't perform any official duties. But this hasn't deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession.
Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary from her husband's salary.
Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers:
Mamie Eisenhower: 1 paid for personally out of President's salary
Jackie Kennedy: 1
Rosalynn Carter: 1
Barbara Bush: 1
Hilary Clinton: 3
Laura Bush: 1
Michele Obama: 22
There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense.
Socialists gathered in Brazil to cheer the current global recession that they blame on capitalism chanting slogans like "socialism is liberty" and "spread the wealth."
These are the world's future welfare recipients.
President Obama and his team spent most of last year blaming President G.W. Bush for just about everything that went wrong. The Obama administration has not confronted an obstacle yet that they have not blamed on the 43rd president.
Americans will likely tire of Obama's buck-passing, and indeed there will be some events that the most ardent Bush-o-phobes cannot credibly link to G.W. Here, for instance, are five likely developments that I don't believe can reasonably be laid at the feet of the 43rd president:
1) George Bush did not create the earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince.
2) George Bush did not create the health care bill. The disliked legislation has become an enormous millstone around the neck of Democrats, and it is entirely Obama's handiwork. It has become a grab-bag of possibly unconstitutional favors to one group after another and a financial pit that will never be filled.
3) George Bush is not to blame for Obama's anti-business bias.
4) It will not be George Bush' s fault that the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his associates turns into a circus. Despite the best efforts of NYC Police Commissioner Kelly and his ranks, and despite an estimated cost of $215 million in the first year alone, there is no doubt that the absurd decision to try these terrorists in our most targeted urban center will prove a nightmare.
5) It is not because of George Bush that the despots running Iran, North Korea and Venezuela continue to resist President Obama's overtures.
Obama is the lone failure.
How mentally challenging can it be to discuss issues with elementary school students? Apparently this was an advanced class and Obama needed the prompter edge to level the playing field.
If the White House is going to claim credit for saving or creating plenty of sorely needed jobs, it needs to get its numbers straight on just how many jobs it's talking about.
President Obama said steps taken by the Administration over the past year "have saved or created about 2 million jobs so far."
On NBC's Meet the Press, senior advisor to the president Valerie Jarrett offered the vaguest assertion that "the Recovery Act saved thousands and thousands of jobs."
On Fox News Sunday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs offered greater certainty saying that largely as a result of the recovery plan, money has been put "back into our economy that saved or created 1.5-million jobs."
And on CNN's State of the Union, White House senior advisor David Axelrod was firm on the number but seemed hesitated on the correct description saying "the Recovery Act the president passed has created more than - or saved more than 2 million jobs."
So which is it?
It seems that everything President Obama "touches" turns into a failure.
Clearly, the FDA has it out for people with MS. Bird brains that they are, they just approved Ampyra, a drug to supposedly help patients with multiple sclerosis walk faster. But here's the catch the drug (a form of fampridine) is also a commonly used bird poison.
It's nasty enough to induce seizure-like symptoms in birds to scare them away from crops. So this next fact should come as no surprise: Ampyra can cause seizures in HUMANS.
On top of that, the other so-far known common side effects of the drug include relapse of MS symptoms, insomnia, dizziness, headache, weakness, balance disorder, back pain, and burning, tingling or itching of skin all of which sound very bad for someone already struggling with MS.
If the Obamacare healthcare take over is so good:
1. Why does it force you to buy insurance?
2. Why does it make you a criminal and send you to jail it you don't?
3. Why is Congress not subject to the bill and able to keep their gold-plated plan YOU Pay for?
4. Why all the special deals with unions and exemptions?
5. Why did it barely pass in the House?
6. Why did Dr. Jeffrey S. Flier, Harvard Medical School Dean say: Health 'Reform' Gets a Failing Grade
7. Why is Howard Dean, former DNC chair and medical doctor, against it?
8. Why can't you see the bill?
9. Why did the Senate vote on it at 1:00am on Monday?
10. Why did it barely pass in the house even though Demmunists have a large majority?
11. Why do senators need to be bribed to vote for it?
12. Why the rush since the "benefits" don't start for 4 years?
13. How can it possibly be Constitutional?
14. Why do polls consistently show the American people increasingly against it?
The SEIU is so much more than just the union partner of ACORN. They are among the President's top advisers. When the White House released its first "visitors list" the most frequent visitor was the head of the ACORN affiliated Union the SEIU Andrew Stern who showed up on the visitors roster twenty times.
The old-fashioned thuggery of Chicago style politics.
It is obvious why the would say that "he would rather be a good one term President", he knows that we are going to vote his Marxist butt out of office the first chance we get. What we have here is a failure of epic proportions trying to save his legacy.
He is without a doubt the worst President this country has ever seen.
I guarantee you no one could toss football inside Barack and Michelle's house in Chicago, but he can do it in our house in Washington D.C.
Save My Backyard Garden!
Inside the "Stimulus Bill" there was a little mentioned new law enacted (ORGANIC FARMING Bill HR 875). It says that the federal government has authority over what is grown inside the United States. That DOES included what you might grow in your back yard. It includes anything larger then 1/2 acre. That is not the garden size but the piece of land the garden is on, including your house. If your property is 1/2 acre or larger then they can say whether or not you can grow and how much you can grow.
Main backer and lobbyist is Monsanto - chemical and genetic engineering giant corporation, and Cargill, ADM, and about 35 other related agri-giants. This bill will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply". This will include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not for sales.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) is reportedly "very uncomfortable" with the idea of newly elected Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass) "sitting amongst us in the Senate." His claimed reason: in 1982, Brown posed nude for Cosmo magazine.
"The people expect that Senators will exhibit only the highest levels of decorum and integrity," Reid said. "I'm not sure that Scott Brown lives up to this expectation."
Reid pointed out that "each chamber of Congress is responsible for deciding whether a person shall be accepted into the body. So, we could vote not to seat Brown if we feel that doing so would diminish the respect voters have for all of us."
The Majority leader brushed aside criticisms that Congress has accepted tax cheats among its ranks and as appointees to the Executive Branch. "Everybody cheats on their taxes," Reid argued.
Reid also rejected the late Senator Ted Kennedy's questionable behavior in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne being used as a standard of reference for how low the body might stoop regarding the quality of its membership, calling such comparisons "unfair and unkind considering the illustrious legislative record Senator Kennedy compiled in the years following that unfortunate tragedy." And let's not forget a few waitress sandwiches along the way with Senator Chris Dodd.
The president admitted to using illegal drugs and was unable to produce a birth certificate.
And let's not forget about Bill Clinton's cigar romp in the Oval Office.
In related news, MSNBC pundit Keith Olbermann urged that the special election vote for Brown be overturned due to its implicitly racist overtones. "Here we have America's first African-American President politely asking Massachusetts voters to send Martha Coakley to the Senate to help him pass healthcare," Olbermann said. "But exit polls showed that the majority of Massachusetts' white voters dissed the President's request. We can't let white voters in one state impede the policies of a black man elected by a majority of the voters in America."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly are considering a new list of changes to the Senate health care reform bill that could be passed separately as a way to advance the suddenly stalled overhaul of the health care system.
If this bill was as great as they claim, they wouldn't have to plot and rush it through in the middle of the night on holidays and weekends.
What's being touted as the largest single investigation and prosecution against individuals in the history of the Justice Department's enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act occurred Monday in Las Vegas.
Since the election of Obama the main question for gun owners has been, "When will Obama come after the guns"? The individuals arrested are executives and employees of military and law enforcement products companies that were in Las Vegas to attend the 2010 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and are charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Police have arrested a Georgia woman who they say forced her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer as punishment for earning a bad grade.
What is wrong with people?
Five glaring errors were discovered in one paragraph of the world's most authoritative report on global warming, forcing the Nobel Prize-winning panel of climate scientists who wrote it to apologize and promise to be more careful.
These alleged experts are wrong about their projected "crisis" and all they can do is promise to be more careful. Idiocy!
When she complained to airport security, Solomon said, she was told the TSA worker had been training the staff to detect contraband. She was shocked that no one took him off the floor, she said.
Government employees and your tax dollars at work.
From an extra day's hotel stay so military officials can fit in a round of golf to federal workers who fly business class instead of coach, questionable travel expenditures have remained a persistent problem across the federal government in recent years.
At the State Department, for instance, nearly 80 percent of the more than $300,000 in airfare reviewed at one little-known office in fiscal 2007 and 2008 went to pay for business-class airline tickets, and many of those purchases violated federal travel policy.
One senior manager at the National Science Foundation took or extended taxpayer-funded trips totaling more than $10,000 to facilitate liaisons with women in Paris, Tokyo and Vancouver.
Congressional Democrats - stunned out of silence by Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts - say they're done swallowing their anger with President Barack Obama and ready to go public with their gripes.
If the sentiment isn't quite heads-must-roll, it's getting there.
"Allow me to give you a brief Islam 101. The first thing you need to know about Islam is the importance of the book of the Quran. The Quran is Allah's personal word, revealed by an angel to Mohammed, the prophet. This is where the trouble starts. Every word in the Quran is Allah's word and therefore not open to discussion or interpretation. It is valid for every Muslim and for all times. Therefore, there is no such a thing as moderate Islam. Sure, there are a lot of moderate Muslims. But a moderate Islam is non-existent.
"The Quran calls for hatred, violence, submission, murder, and terrorism. The Quran calls for Muslims to kill non-Muslims, to terrorize non-Muslims and to fulfill their duty to wage war: violent jihad. Jihad is a duty for every Muslim, Islam is to rule the world - by the sword. The Quran is clearly anti-Semitic, describing Jews as monkeys and pigs.
"The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. He advised on matters of slavery, but never advised to liberate slaves. Islam has no other morality than the advancement of Islam. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad. There is no gray area or other side."
Welcome to the wonderful and peaceful religion of Islam.
A teenage girl in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months in prison for taking a cell phone to school.
She was reportedly hiding a cell phone in class, breaking strict Saudi regulations banning their use in girls' schools. The 13-year-old's punishment, harsher than that given to some robbers and looters, requires her to be flogged in front of her classmates.
Canada now boasts North America's freest economy.
In the world-wide rankings of economic freedom, the U.S. fell to eighth from sixth place. Canada now ranks higher and boasts North America's freest economy. More worrisome, for the first time in the Index's 16-year history, the U.S. has fallen out of the elite group of countries identified as "economically free" by the objective measures of the Index. Four Asia-Pacific economies now sit atop the global rankings. Hong Kong stands in first place for the 16th consecutive year, followed by Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Every region of the world maintains at least one country among those deemed "free" or "mostly free" by the Index.
The State Department has cleared the way for the return to the United States of two prominent Muslim scholars once accused of having ties to terrorism.
For the political hacks who claim that they want to improve healthcare and health insurance, to make it more affordable, I have a few simple questions for you:
Why not allow people to deduct the cost of their health insurance from their taxable income the way their employers can?
Why not allow health insurance companies to sell their products across state lines like almost every other company can?
Why not get rid of some insurance mandates that drive up the cost of policies? Does it make sense that hair transplants must be covered in Connecticut?
Why not allow numbers of small businesses get together to form a consortium for the purpose of purchasing health insurance for the entire group?
Why not pass some tort reform to reign in the trial lawyers?
Why is government control the only government solution?
Congress is ignoring the Constitution by requiring all Americans to buy health insurance and ordering states to establish health benefit exchanges to run the new federal healthcare system.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced this morning she does not have the votes in the House to pass the Senate version of the national health care bill.
It's now been one year since Obama took office. He promised fiscal responsibility. Then he broke lots of those promises. Here is a list of some:
Promise #6: No Tax Increase on Families Making Under 250k
"Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase - not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes," Obama said in a September 2008 town hall meeting in Dover.
Reality: In his first year in office, he proposed Cap and Trade, which would be a fat tax on everyone. He increased the cigarette tax by 159 percent, and now we have that proposed tax on fancy health care benefits.
During the campaign, he criticized John McCain for just suggesting that.
"My opponent can't make that pledge [not to raise taxes] and here's why: for the first time in American history, John McCain wants to tax your health care benefits," he said in the same speech.
But now it's Obama who wants to tax health plans:
"This reform will charge insurance companies a fee for their most expensive policies," he said in his health care address to Congress.
Promise #5: Ban Earmarks
"We are going to ban all earmarks," Obama said at a press conference on January 6, 2009.
Reality: The first spending bill he signed had over 9,000 earmarks.
Promise #4: I Won't Force Americans To Buy Insurance
During the campaign, Obama attacked Hillary Clinton:
"She believes we have to force people who don't have insurance," he said in a primary debate in January 2008.
In a Feb. 2008 CNN interview, he added: "If a mandate was the solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating that everybody buy a house."
Reality: This September, he told Congress: "Under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance."
Promise #3: Health care negotiations will be on C-SPAN
Obama promised at least eight times that "we're going to do all the negotiations on C-SPAN, So the American people will be able to watch."
Reality: They haven't been there.
Well, briefly. C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb said, "The only time we've been allowed to cover the White House part of it was one hour inside the East Room, which was kind of just a show horse type of thing."
Promise #2: Putting bills online
Obama promised "When there's a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you the public will have five days to look online, and find out what's in it before I sign it."
Reality: He broke that promise when he signed his first bill, the Fair Pay Act. He's broken it since, for instance on the Credit Card Bill of Rights and an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
Promise #1: Cutting spending
On the campaign trail, Obama promised to cut spending several times. In the second presidential debate, he said that "actually, I am cutting more than I'm spending. So it will be a net spending cut."
In the third debate, he reiterated: "what I've done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut."
Of course, Republicans made claims like that, too. Bush Sr. is famous for his "Read my lips. No new taxes" line. Bush Jr. made statements like "Prosperity requires restraining the spending appetite of the federal government."
Reality: Under both parties, government's appetite grows, but sharply increased after Obama took office.
A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it. A central claim was the world's glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035.
The claim was "speculation" and was not supported by any formal research. If confirmed it would be one of the most serious failures yet seen in climate research.
Are you surprised by this fraud?
Folks in the rural community of Willows remember the days, not long ago, when teenagers would go duck hunting on autumn mornings and then park their pickup trucks on the Willows High School campus with shotguns displayed in racks.
That's why many residents were upset when school officials in November expelled 16-year-old Gary Tudesko for parking his pickup on a street next to campus with shotguns in the back seat after a morning hunting waterfowl.
Tudesko's lawyers argue that school officials had no authority to enforce gun restrictions off campus.
Hillary Green, a lawyer who is also representing Tudesko, called the expulsion an "an example of zero tolerance run amok."
A government school student parks his vehicle on a city street near campus. In his truck is a gun. Government school security guards find the gun off school property. The student is suspended.
Zero tolerance equals zero thought. Government school idiocy strikes again!
John Kerry is upset that people have come from out-of-state to support Scott Brown.
Kerry said, "Scott Brown needs to speak up and get his out of state tea party supporters under control."
As long as those people don't vote in the election, they have every right to show up to support Scott Brown.
One question for Senator Kerry: If he is opposed to out-of-state support, why was the Messiah, Barack Hussein Obama invited to invade from out-of-state?
Kerry said, "This is not how democracy works in Massachusetts."
Apparently for Kerry, democracy only works in Massachusetts when voters vote for Democrats. If they support anyone else, democracy, in his view, isn't working. It seems that, anything in opposition to the leftist big-government agenda isn't democracy. Interesting position!
Highlights of Obama's first year, by the numbers:
13 million-Number of people 16 and older unemployed as of January 2009.
14.7 million-Number of people 16 and older unemployed as of December 2009.
7.7 percent-Unemployment rate January 2009.
10.0 percent-Unemployment rate December 2009.
274,399-Number of properties that received forclosure-related notices in January 2009.
349,519-Number of properties that received forclosure-related notices in December 2009.
34,400-U.S. troops in Afghanistan in January 2009.
70,000-U.S. troops in Afghanistan as of Jan. 12, 2010.
12-Formal news conferences.
21-Foreign countries visited.
10-Visits to Camp David.
The findings are part of a new report issued by the Libertarian Lexington Institute that says teaching U.S. history in schools has been de-emphasized -- with "appalling results."
It was only a matter of time before some fool blamed the earthquake in Haiti on global warming. Leave it to Hollywood to come through.
Anyone who believes we are not currently living under tyranny, consider this: The government regulates how much water your TOILET can use!
Obama's Regulation Czar is so concerned about citizens thinking the wrong way that he proposed sending government agents to "infiltrate" these groups and manipulate them.
Beware, you may be next on the list to visit for your anti-Obama views.
Congress can pass a federal health care bill and President Obama can sign it, but that doesn't mean the states plan to abide by it.
Which Car Would You Choose To Ride In?
Scott Brown's Truck or Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile?
AARP - Armed And Really Pissed
Welfare recipients in approximately 20 states-with more to follow-are currently eligible to receive a free cell phone with a limited number of monthly minutes. All individuals that qualify for state or federal welfare-food stamps, Medicaid, etc.-and have an income at or below 135% of the poverty level, are eligible. According to a Fox News report, the cell phone service is currently the fastest growing welfare program in the country.
FREE cell phones? Anyone who has a cell phone, big screen TV or a car newer than five years old doesn't need welfare.
The key to freedom is to be able to have the ability to defend yourself, and if you don't have the tools to do that, then you're going to be at the mercy of whomever wants to put you away.
Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture - but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept.
The country has a population of six million, but there are estimated to be at least two million publicly-owned firearms, including about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols.
You would have to be a complete idiot to not see the facts. If we openly carried our firearms people would think twice about breaking our laws or preying on the weak. The Swiss have exhibited that keeping their military weapons at home not only reduces crime but also keeps Nazi's and other invaders from attacking them. Hats off to the Swiss for such a simple and brilliant strategy to keep their nation safe. If the United States could follow this great example of the right to bear arms our Country would become safer. It should be the right of all law-abiding people to be able to defend themselves, family, property and Country from the evils that surround us.
On Senate race: 'If I lived in Mass., I'd vote 10 times'
MSNBC television and syndicated radio host Ed Schultz declared that he would stuff the ballot box in Massachusetts if he could to prevent Republican Scott Brown from upsetting Democrat Martha Coakley in the race to fill the state's Senate seat formerly held by Edward M. Kennedy.
Whatever it takes to keep "the bastards" out of power.
"I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts I'd try to vote 10 times," said Schultz on his Friday radio show. "I don't know if they'd let me or not, but I'd try to. Yeah, that's right. I'd cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. 'Cause that's exactly what they are."
Fellow MSNBC host Chris Matthews lamented that Democrat operatives couldn't "buy" enough votes in Massachusetts to ensure Coakley's victory: "You know, in the old days - maybe I shouldn't be harkening back to the old days - if the Democrats faced this kind of a disaster in the works, you'd go back to your ones, the people you were sure are going to vote Democrat, and you'd make sure they got to the polling place, you'd get them lunch, you'd get them a car," Matthews said. "You'd make sure they got there, and in some cases you'd be buying people to get them, not officially buying them, but getting them there as block secretaries, as block captains, you'd be getting them there with street money - legitimate, but it's a little bit old school."
The lack of integrity of these two political hack broadcasters is astounding as they publicly advocate cheating for their party to be victorious.
Pro-lifers are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be Mass Citizens. The callers say that Mass Citizens is not supporting Scott Brown because of his position on health care!
The truth is that Mass Citizens is supporting Brown because of his position on health care!
These deceitful calls are coming from 202-461-3441, a Washington, DC number. The phone company says this is a company called SOOH. Pro-lifers are not the only victims of this scam. Our MCFL sleuths have found that this same number is calling people across the state claiming to be different groups with different messages - all anti-Brown!
Martha Coakley and Barack Obama held a rally today in Boston. They couldn't fill the hall at a university.
Meanwhile, Scott Brown didn't have the problem across town. It was standing room only and the hall management was concerned about OVERcrowding.
In the early 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. While Great Britain's maritime power and its far-flung empire had propelled it to a dominant position among the world's industrialized nations, only the United States and Germany challenged Argentina for the position of the world's second-most powerful economy.
It was blessed with abundant agriculture, vast swaths of rich farmland laced with navigable rivers and an accessible port system. Its level of industrialization was higher than many European countries: railroads, automobiles and telephones were commonplace.
In 1916, a new president was elected. Hipólito Irigoyen had formed a party called The Radicals under the banner of "fundamental change" with an appeal to the middle class.
Among Irigoyen's changes: mandatory pension insurance, mandatory health insurance, and support for low-income housing construction to stimulate the economy. Put simply, the state assumed economic control of a vast swath of the country's operations and began assessing new payroll taxes to fund its efforts.
With an increasing flow of funds into these entitlement programs, the government's pay-outs soon became overly generous. Before long its outlays surpassed the value of the taxpayers' contributions. Put simply, it quickly became under-funded, much like the United States' Social Security and Medicare programs.
The death knell for the Argentine economy, however, came with the election of Juan Perón. Perón had a fascist and corporatist upbringing; he and his charismatic wife aimed their populist rhetoric at the nation's rich.
This targeted group "swiftly expanded to cover most of the propertied middle classes, who became an enemy to be defeated and humiliated."
Under Perón, the size of government bureaucracies exploded through massive programs of social spending and by encouraging the growth of labor unions.
High taxes and economic mismanagement took their inevitable toll even after Perón had been driven from office. But his populist rhetoric and "contempt for economic realities" lived on. Argentina's federal government continued to spend far beyond its means.
Hyperinflation exploded in 1989, the final stage of a process characterized by "industrial protectionism, redistribution of income based on increased wages, and growing state intervention in the economy."
The Argentinian government's practice of printing money to pay off its public debts had crushed the economy. Inflation hit 3000%, reminiscent of the Weimar Republic. Food riots were rampant; stores were looted; the country descended into chaos.
And by 1994, Argentina's public pensions - the equivalent of Social Security - had imploded. The payroll tax had increased from 5% to 26%, but it wasn't enough. In addition, Argentina had implemented a value-added tax (VAT), new income taxes, a personal tax on wealth, and additional revenues based upon the sale of public enterprises. These crushed the private sector, further damaging the economy.
A government-controlled "privatization" effort to rescue seniors' pensions was attempted. But, by 2001, those funds had also been raided by the government, the monies replaced by Argentina's defaulted government bonds.
By 2002, ".government fiscal irresponsibility. induced a national economic crisis as severe as America's Great Depression."
In 1902 Argentina was one of the world's richest countries. Little more than a hundred years later, it is poverty-stricken, struggling to meet its debt obligations amidst a drought.
We've seen this movie before. The Democrats' populist plans can't possibly work, because government bankrupts everything it touches. History teaches us that unfunded entitlement programs will be utter, complete disasters.
Today's big spenders are guilty of more than stupidity; they are enslaving future generations to poverty and misery. And they will be long gone when it all implodes. They will be as cold and dead as Juan Perón when the piper must ultimately be paid.
Obama's Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein
In a lengthy academic paper, President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban "conspiracy theorizing."
Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud.
Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate "extremists who supply conspiracy theories" to disrupt the efforts of the "extremists" to propagate their theories.
Sunstein defined a conspiracy theory as "an effort to explain some event or practice by reference to the machinations of powerful people, who have also managed to conceal their role."
Some "conspiracy theories" recommended for ban by Sunstein include:
"The theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud."
"The view that the Central Intelligence Agency was responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy."
"The Trilateral Commission is responsible for important movements of the international economy."
"That Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by federal agents."
"The moon landing was staged and never actually occurred."
Sunstein allowed that "some conspiracy theories, under our definition, have turned out to be true."
You are about to be even more regulated and controlled by the Imperial Federal Government.
Shipping giant UPS isn't amused by a Democrat Party campaign pamphlet attacking Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown that plays off the company's slogan "What can Brown do for you?"
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service, known for its ubiquitous brown trucks, demanded yesterday that the Massachusetts Democrat Party, which is listed as paying for the pamphlet, stop distributing it.
Solution: Lawsuit for copyright infringement.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano granted an 18-month amnesty to Haitians who were in the U.S. as illegal immigrants.
Our Homeland Security Secretary continues to support and endorse illegal activities.
It wasn't hard for unsuspecting patrons to figure out who, too, was dining at Nora on Saturday. All at the restaurant were mildly interrogated, wanded and frisked upon entering by Secret Service agents.
How nice of the Obamas to intrude upon restaurant patrons with a pleasant social frisking added to the menu for clientele who merely wanted a simple dinner in a restaurant.
It's good to be the Obamas. The American economy is in shambles, as many as 50,000 are dead in Haiti, and these two just party on.
If Barack Obama wants to run for re-election he would need to produce proof of both his U.S. birth and citizenship to get on the ballot in Arizona, at least under a measure being pushed by a state legislator Judy M. Burges, email@example.com - State of Arizona HB 2441.
North Florida has the longest stretch of cold weather in 100 years.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Hess said that it's the length of the cold that is most significant.
"This is the longest stretch ever in 100 years of record keeping."
A new daily record low temperature was set Sunday, Jan. 11, in the Crescent Communities, with the area reaching 17 degrees.
Since the beginning of January, temperatures have remained more than 20 degrees below normal. Temperatures normally should be up in the 60s during the day and the 40s at night, Hess said.
Yet the global warming scam continues.
U.N.'s World Health Organization Eyeing Global Tax on Banking, Internet Activity
The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a plan to ask governments to impose a global consumer tax on such things as Internet activity or everyday financial transactions like paying bills online.
The Justice Department has determined that college campuses testing out Amazon Kindles will have to shelve the program until they can figure out how to make them available for blind students.
Remember that it is this type of government regulation idiocy that forces banks to have Braille instructions at their drive-up windows.
Mikey Hicks, a Cub Scout in Camden, New Jersey, is a frequent flyer who can't seem to get a break because he shares a name with another Michael Hicks who has drawn suspicion from the Department of Homeland Security.
Despite the scout's years-long harassment, his father, also named Michael Hicks, was never stopped by the TSA until this year.
So, the Christmas Bomber, who is on a watch list, was able to get on a plane without additional screening because the TSA government employees are busy frisking eight-year-old boys.
More proof that government employees are incapable of logical thought. You are no safer than you were on 9/11. You are just more harassed. Government idiocy.
In the face of rising unemployment and record-breaking deficits, policy experts at the National Center for Public Policy Research are criticizing the Obama Administration for awarding a half million dollar grant from the economic stimulus package to Penn State Professor Michael Mann, a key figure in the Climategate controversy.
"It's outrageous that economic stimulus money is being used to support research conducted by Michael Mann at the very time he's under investigation by Penn State and is one of the key figures in the international Climategate scandal.
The federal government is awarding the state of Connecticut $1.3 million in stimulus funds to develop an interactive statewide map to show where broadband Internet is available.
Your tax dollars at work.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison.
Nearly three years after Congress approved sweeping ethics rules to "drain the swamp," as incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, no member of Congress has been punished for wrongdoing.
Matthew Kim was removed from the classroom in 2002 for alleged misconduct but continued to receive full pay for seven years as his case wound through an appeals process.
Government school idiocy.
Denver Public (Government) Schools apologized Tuesday for what it called a "well-intentioned but highly insensitive" attempt to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Friday's DPS lunch menu, headlined "In Honor Of M.L. King," offered students "Southern Style" chicken and collard greens.
"Light-skinned"....speaks with "no negro dialect"....A perfect candidate for the Presidency according to Harry Reid.
For 26 days and counting, winter conditions have led to empty hallways in the Unicoi County School District in Erwin, TN.
Global Warming strikes again.
Witnesses taking audio of officers arrested, charged with illegal surveillance
Simon Glik, a lawyer, was walking down Tremont Street in Boston when he saw three police officers struggling to extract a plastic bag from a teenager's mouth. Thinking their force seemed excessive for a drug arrest, Glik pulled out his cellphone and began recording.
Within minutes, Glik said, he was in handcuffs. The charge? Illegal electronic surveillance.
Additionally, photographers are often targeted for taking controversial pictures in public.
The police power of government in action.
Is this the United States? "It ain't no more, OK?"
A Weekly Standard reporter says he was roughed up last night outside a Washington, D.C. fund-raiser for Attorney General Martha Coakley by someone he believes is associated with her U.S. Senate campaign.
Coakley took two questions from reporters after the event, but declined to respond to his question.
"With all due respect, it's not the Kennedy's seat, it's not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat." - Scott Brown at the Massachusetts Senate Debate
The White House on Monday highlighted a report from a coalition of watchdog groups awarding the Obama administration an "A" for its openness.
This has to be a joke. I'll believe this right after I watch the healthcare negotiations on CSPAN.
Gibbs stubbornly refused to answer multiple questions about the broken promises. It's the age old adage: candidate makes promise, officeholder breaks it.
QUESTION: During the campaign the President on numerous occasions said words to the effect of -- quoting one -- "all of this will be done on C-SPAN in front of the public." Do you agree that the President is breaking an explicit campaign promise?
GIBBS: Chip, we covered this yesterday and I would refer you to yesterday's transcript.
QUESTION: But today is today and --
GIBBS: And the answer that I would give today is similar to the one --
QUESTION: But there was an intervening meeting in which it's been reported that the President pressed the leaders in Congress to take the fast-track approach, to skip the conference committee. Did he do that?
GIBBS: The President wants to get a bill to his desk as quickly as possible.
QUESTION: In spite of the fact that he promised to do this on C-SPAN?
GIBBS: I would refer you to what we talked about in this room yesterday.
QUESTION: But the President in this meeting yesterday --
GIBBS: And I addressed that --
QUESTION: -- pressed for something that's in direct violation of a promise he made during the campaign.
GIBBS: And I addressed that yesterday...
QUESTION: Well, does the President think it would be more helpful if this process were more transparent, that the American people could see --
GIBBS: Mike, how many stories do you think NBC has done on this?
QUESTION: Speaking for myself --
GIBBS: Just a guess.
QUESTION: That's not the issue. The issue is whether he broke an explicit campaign promise.
GIBBS: So the answer is --
QUESTION: I deal with the information that --
GIBBS: So the answer is hundreds, is that correct?
QUESTION: Right, but that's got nothing to do with it. I deal with the information, however much or little of it, there is. I'm saying would people benefit by having more information?
GIBBS: Have you lacked information in those hundred stories? Do you think you've reported stuff that was inaccurate based on the lack of information?
QUESTION: Democrats ran against the very sort of process that is being employed in this health care --
GIBBS: We had this discussion yesterday. I answered this yesterday. Is there anything --
QUESTION: But the President met with members of Congress in the meantime --
GIBBS: And he'll do so today.
QUESTION: -- and pressed them to --
GIBBS: Do you have another question?
It looks as though President Obama today has taken his first step towards martial law in America. This order sets up the framework for the use of federal troops and the combination of state and federal agencies under the Defense Department.
President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors Monday, 11 January 2010 19:07 Press Release Latest National News 12766
Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--January 11, 2010. The President today signed an Executive Order establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defence; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defence, and civil support activities.
"Former Political Insider Discovers The Shocking Truth About A Vicious New Plan To Institute Martial Law... And Reveals How To Get Out Of Harms Way Before Globalists Pull The Trigger."
LOWEST APPROVAL RATING OF ANY PRESIDENT IN HISTORY AT THIS POINT IN HIS FIRST TERM.
President Barack Obama says he has not succeeded in bringing the country together, acknowledging an atmosphere of divisiveness that has washed away the lofty national feeling surrounding his inauguration a year ago.
Frauds are eventually exposed.
Democracy - detested by our founding fathers, loved by today's despots.
Democracy - a concept completely misunderstood by the American people.
Democracy is three wolves and one sheep deciding what to eat for dinner.
Democracy is a form of government which panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.
Democracy is mob rule that recognizes no individual rights.
Democracy - where the rule of the masses destroys the rights of the individuals.
The word "democracy" fails to appear in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution or the constitutions of any of our 50 states?
"... the term "democrat" originated as an epithet and referred to 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.'" - historian Joseph Ellis
Attorney General Martha Coakley's crackdown on Bay State gardening clubs for failing to file financial disclosure forms has left some green thumbs fearing arrest - and many sore at the Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate.
Next Martha plans to track down some really nasty stamp collectors. Now that's being tough on crime.
The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world's most eminent climate scientists.
The mini ice age starts here. According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 - and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.
The Global Warming hoax could be running out of steam.
The United Nations and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are moving forward with their plan to confiscate your guns.
The United States joined 152 other countries in support of the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution, which establishes the dates for the 2012 UN conference intended to attack American sovereignty by stripping Americans of the right to keep and bear arms.
The swine flu outbreak was a 'false pandemic' driven by drug companies that stood to make billions from a worldwide scare.
Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, accused the makers of flu drugs and vaccines of influencing the World Health Organization's decision to declare a pandemic.
And our government political hacks were willing accomplices. They needlessly exposed millions of healthy people to the risk of unknown side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.
"Obama is Lenin's dream and our nightmare" - Steve Cooper
Northern snowbirds who annually flock to Florida for the moderate winter weather are experiencing a blast of freezing temperatures, including snow.
Snow, sleet and even freezing rain have made a rare appearance in central Florida. The wintry weather is falling along the leading edge of an arctic air mass.
A Queens man tied to a suspected al Qaeda-trained terrorist may have been trying to kill himself when he crashed his car into the back of another at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will push to get immigration-reform legislation enacted in 2010. The group has voiced support for one Democrat-sponsored bill that grants a pathway to citizenship.
These Catholic Church leaders need to learn the definition of "illegal" and cease their reinforcement of lawbreakers.
A TSA agent was arrested on January 3rd in Terminal One at LAX. He had just gotten off duty and was behaving erratically, saying, "I am god, I'm in charge."
Another government employee on a power trip.
Global Warming strikes again.
A teeth-chatteringly cold night and morning that brought sleet and - yes, really - snow to Central Florida has resolved into a chilly rain.
How is all of that politically motivated Global Warming working out for you?
The Deep South joined most of the rest of the nation in the deep freeze early Friday, as a fast-moving cold front knifed its way down to Florida.
Combining with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, the frigid air dumped a dangerous mix of ice and snow throughout the southeast, coating roadways with a slick glaze.
At least nine deaths around the country have been blamed on the round of winter weather this week.
Yet the Global Warming political fraud continues. Al Gore and his cronies are killing people with his global warming scam.
Light sleet and snow flurries continue to mix with rain across Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia Counties, FL.
Global Warming hits Florida.
In Atlantic, Iowa, a record set in 1958 was broken when the temperature dropped to minus 29 degrees Monday.
Will somebody tell Al Gore to turn on that Global Warming?
Temperatures dropped to 27 degrees overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, according to the National Weather Service. That 27 degrees set a record for Jan. 7.
The cold weather gripping Brevard County showed no sign of letting up this morning as temperatures hit a new low, breaking a decade-old record.
Temperatures dipped below freezing, settling at 28 degrees before sunrise and beating the 31-degree record set on the same day in 1999.
When does that Global Warming kick in?
Florida's cold weather is freezing the state's iguana population. They are falling from trees and lying on the ground, unable to move.
Global Warming? The scam continues.
The CIA is now sharing data with people involved in a political hoax: Global warming.
In a revealing admission, President Obama said he was directing U.S. intelligence agencies to begin to do something many had assumed they were already doing.
Government incompetence at work.
At this level of buffoonery, it was almost foreordained that Islamist radicals would manage to get explosives onto a jetliner.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Wednesday the increased deaths can be attributed, in part, to cold stress during the winter months of 2008 and 2009.
Cold stress from cold water in the middle of global warming in the winter in Florida is killing more manatees.
Government insists on wasting your tax dollars.
A woman says Medicaid is wasting thousands of dollars on a clunky device to help her speak that an iPod application can do much more easily and much less expensively.
Medicaid insisted on spending $8,000 for a large medical device to do essentially the same task that the iPod and software can do for $375. Aside from the expense difference, the iPhone is much easier to use.
Wait until the government provides all of your healthcare needs.
Taxes: As if the Internal Revenue Service doesn't have enough power, the agency says it will regulate tax preparers. And ObamaCare gives it even more clout.
Within three years it will cease being legal to have your taxes prepared by someone unlicensed by the federal government.
There are government licenses to arrange flowers or babysit. In some states you need a license from the government to be able to tell someone whether or not their drapes match with their sofa. Now a license will be necessary to prepare taxes.
As if the Imperial Federal Government doesn't have enough to worry about. Regulate something to death and eventually it won't be worth it, and then government will be forced to step in and provide the service. This is what they plan to do with healthcare.
You will be required to provide proof on your tax return every year that you have health insurance. Your tax return will expand to contain information on your health insurance status. What other glorious powers will the government grant to IRS agents? Is this really the direction in which we should be going?
Even though the ribbons were banned from the Litchfield town green several months ago, people keep putting them up.
Nelson, who provided the crucial 60th vote to advance the bill toward Senate passage, has been active ever since trying to explain his actions to Nebraskans.
Another political hack has his price met, bought and paid for with your money. No additional explanation necessary.
As much as $9.5 million in federal stimulus dollars went to 14 zip codes in Virginia that don't exist or are in other states.
Your tax dollars at work.
As a whole, healthcare spending rose at the lowest rate (4.4%) on record in 2008. The same cannot be said for government, which increased its spending on healthcare by 10.7%.
Government spending grew at more than twice the rate of private healthcare spending.
Solution: Control government, not healthcare.
As the scheme unraveled, politicians and parties, including Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, were forced to return thousands of dollars in donations.
The mark is a cross-like symbol left by a home-made tattoo gun with a guitar string as a needle.
Marsh and her husband, Jacob Bartels, face child cruelty charges after detectives found the same mark on six of the couple's seven children. One of the children is just 10 years-old.
More proof that stupid people shouldn't breed.
Near-record low temperatures will occur again tonight and Tuesday night as a cold wave brings frost and freeze into the heart of the Sunshine State.
The cold will hold greatest significance for central Florida away from the immediate coast, along a corridor reaching north to south from about Orlando to Lake Okeechobee.
Meteorologist Al Gore says chance of frost with an overnight low of 29 in Orlando. The global warming fraud continues.
As Britain struggles to cope with the freezing weather conditions, other countries throughout the world are also finding themselves in the same predicament.
How is that global warming hoax keeping you warm now?
"Some propose overturning laws that made schools gun-free zones even for teachers who may be licensed to securely carry concealed firearms elsewhere. They argue that barring licensed-carry only ensures a defenseless, target-rich environment. But as a progressive, I would sooner lay my child to rest than succumb to the belief that the use of a gun for self-defense is somehow not in itself a gun crime." - DOUG VAN GORDER, math teacher at Brockton High School
Better make sure that your kids are not in his class.
The Bozeman City, Montana Commission authorized spending $49,140 in federal stimulus money to install new tennis courts at Bogert Park.
Your tax dollars at work.
The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
Senator John Ensign (R-NV)
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner: In 2009, Obama Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner admitted that he failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes from 2001-2004 on his lucrative salary at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization with 185 member countries that oversees the global financial system. (Did we mention Geithner now runs the IRS?) It wasn't until President Obama tapped Geithner to head the Treasury Department that he paid back most of the money, although the IRS kindly waived the hefty penalties. How convenient?
Attorney General Eric Holder
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)/ Senator Roland Burris (D-IL): One of the most serious scandals of 2009 involved a scheme by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to sell President Obama's then-vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. Two men caught smack dab in the middle of the scandal: Senator Roland Burris, who ultimately got the job, and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.
President Barack Obama: During his presidential campaign, President Obama promised to run an ethical and transparent administration. However, in his first year in office, the President has delivered corruption and secrecy, bringing Chicago-style political corruption to the White House.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): At the heart of the corruption problem in Washington is a sense of entitlement. Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline.
Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and the rest of the PMA Seven
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY): Rangel, the man in charge of writing tax policy for the entire country, has yet to adequately explain how he could possibly "forget" to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income he earned from his off-shore rental property.
New York City spent $32,000 on 70,000 fliers that tell you how to shoot heroin, complete with detailed tips on prepping the dope and injecting it into your arm.
Some 140 atmospheric scientists have sent the following open letter to the UN. Their letter is clear. It says the eco-activists who promote human-caused climate change have not produced any evidence that our CO2 causes climate change. According to the scientific method, carbon dioxide is innocent until proven guilty.
In fact, several of these scientists have made a solid case against human-caused climate change. Gerhard Gerlich and Ralf Tscheuschner calculate that doubling atmospheric CO2 will actually decrease global temperature, although by a very small amount because the CO2 concentration is small to begin with.
George Chilingar and Leonid Khilyuk calculated the same result while also explaining why Venus is hot - not because it has a high CO2 content but because it has 20 times the air mass as the earth. They show that replacing all N2 and O2 molecules on our atmosphere with CO2 molecules would actually cool the earth. More CO2 will cause cooling because CO2 has three atoms while O2 and N2 have two atoms. Their physics is valid while the IPCC greenhouse gas hypothesis is not.
The scientists who signed this open letter are the ones you should believe. Don't believe statements by organizations. Believe the statements signed by real scientists who put their names and reputations on line as you see here.
The Perfect New Year's Resolution
Think positively, recognize that you are a rare and unique human being, go the extra mile, and stay away from negative people.
Happy New Year!
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