At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."

IN DEFENSE OF MINORITIES!

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Monday, August 31, 2009

Senatorial Bully

In the proud tradition of Tammany Hall, I present: Boss HARRY REID

(CLICK THE PHOTO FOR A LINK)

The Obama Administration, well known for their intimidation of all who oppose them may have taken their tactics too far. Harry, who the hell do you think you are? Do you think your Senate seat is THAT secure? Have you satiated yourself with money from the public trough to the extent that you're ready to come back to Nevada permanently?

Nancy Pelosi is a pompous politician who has Peter-principled herself well beyond her level of incompetence and should be replaced by one capable of leading the House of Representatives.

However when it comes to being a bully and a cad, it's difficult to top Senator Harry Reid, our US Senate Majority Leader (CLICK HERE) h/t infidel blogger network. When the voters send you to Washington DC, they should expect you to tell the hometown newspaper that you (fervently) hope they go out of business for printing the truth, right? Isn't that what the voters were thinking when they agreed to pay your princely salary, pay for your executive jet and sent you up to represent them?

The Las Vegas Review Journal is the most respected newspaper in Nevada. This is how they responded (in part) to the Senior Senator from the Great State of Nevada:


We've seen cattle ranches give way to railroads. We chronicled the construction of Hoover Dam. We reported on the first day of legalized gambling. The first hospital. The first school. The first church. We survived the mob, Howard Hughes, the Great Depression, several recessions, two world wars, dozens of news competitors and any number of two-bit politicians who couldn't stand scrutiny, much less criticism.

We're still here doing what we do for the people of Las Vegas and Nevada. So, let me assure you, if we weathered all of that, we can damn sure outlast the bully threats of Sen. Harry Reid.

Rush Limbaugh spanks Harry Reid like a little girl.


Political Dissent

The secretive world of the Obama White House, the howling accusations of "societal sabotage" when people petitioned their elected representatives and attended town hall meetings in regard the still pending healthcare legislation, and the liberal politicians who marked those people as "fake", underscore the environment we're in today. Political dissent in the ObamaNation is met with bussed in union thugs and other hirelings from Americorps or ACORN, paid for by purloined tax payer dollars, diverted in the name of "economic stimulus".

Since when is peaceful political dissent a crime in America? Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) declared that town hall dissenters couldn't be legitimate because they were well dressed. To Senator Boxer, political dissent requires that you not bathe, forget to cut your hair or groom yourself and wear rags.

The state-run media is trying to respond to the surge in conservative (not necessarily Republican) political activism without getting the point. (H/T Red) - NBC hired Jenna Bush to do some spots on the "Today Show". Note to NBC: George Bush does not speak to the political concerns of America. We want LESS GOVERNMENT and George Bush didn't get it either. We want the Federal Government to do what it is Constitutionally mandated to do and NOTHING MORE than that. Let the States decide what is best for their individual constituents. If they're not all the same - GOOD. We do not want a nanny state.

John McCain did not speak for us in the last election. He's so out of tune with what we are protesting that I don't think he has a clue. I don't dislike Sen. McCain personally, but it's time for him to retire.

The political elite in Washington DC does not have their finger on the pulse of what America wants, because in their smug view of the world we couldn't possibly NOT WANT THEM.

Do I (a humble blogger) speak for America? No, I obviously don't. However the political dissent in this country will increase. The people who protest will be increasingly well dressed, will bathe and will groom themselves. The protesters will have signs they make themselves and they won't be bussed in by unions. They will demand political justice. They will not tolerate the ObamaNation's concept of a socialist utopia.

Take a look around, because the town hall meetings are only the beginning. No matter how many thugs you hire, no matter how many "Officer Wesley Cheeks-style cops you bring", no matter how you spin up the state-run media to demonize average Americans who are concerned about keeping their republic, we will be there.

Something else to keep in mind. WE ALL VOTE.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

More on Czars

This time from PJTV.


The whole "governing by czar" practice has gone from the amusing to the serious as President Barack Hussein Obama continues to appoint them. Now approaching three dozen (in the first 8 months of his presidency), it leads one to wonder how many commissars will be in place at the end of his first term of office.

I am posting this here, because you REALLY can't tell the players without a program. As you view the video, ask yourself how many of the three dozen (or so) czars you recognize by photo or name. Don't feel hurt if you don't score big on this.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

State-Run Media Cover-up

Pastor James David Manning says the state-run media is covering for President Barack Hussein Obama and need to be incarcerated.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Reichstag Fire (retrospective)

It's just a history lesson.

That's all.

This is a clip (below) from the documentary, "The Rise of Evil" and deals with the Reichstag Fire:



What Song will we sing on 9/11 (National Service Day)?


9/11 conjures up such violent images that Dear Leader and our Congress wants us to forget.

Now that Congress made it law, September 11 is National Service Day - a day we can honor ACORN, the labor unions that keep our nation safe and the volunteers that come forward to link arms and march united to keep the nation in tune with the wishes of the Dear Leader.

The Internationale


You'll all need to learn the words in English:

Verse 1: (sounds better if you stand and raise your clenched fist)

Arise, wretched of the earth
Arise, convicts of hunger
Reason thunders in its crater
This is the eruption of the end
Of the past let us wipe the slate clean
Masses, slaves, arise, arise
The world is about to change its foundation
We are nothing, let us be all
This is the final struggle
Let us group together, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be the human race!

Verse 2:

There are no supreme saviours
Neither God, nor Caesar, nor tribune.
Producers, let us save ourselves
Decree the common welfare
So that the thief expires,
So that the spirit be pulled from its prison,
Let us fan the forge ourselves
Strike the iron while it is hot
This is the final struggle
Let us group together, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be the human race!

Verse 3:

The state represses and the law cheats
The tax bleeds the unfortunate
No duty is imposed on the rich
'Rights of the poor' is a hollow phrase
Enough languishing in custody
Equality wants other laws:
No rights without obligations, it says,
And as well, no obligations without rights
This is the final struggle
Let us group together, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be the human race!

Verse 4:

Hideous in their self-glorification
Kings of the mine and rail
Have they ever done anything other
Than steal work?
Into the coffers of that lot,
What work creates has melted
In demanding that they give it back
The people wants only its due.
This is the final struggle
Let us group together, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be the human race!

Verse 5:

The kings make us drunk with their fumes,
Peace among ourselves, war to the tyrants!
Let the armies go on strike,
Stocks in the air, and break ranks
If these cannibals insist
On making heroes of us,
Soon they will know our bullets
Are for our own generals
This is the final struggle
Let us group together, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be the human race!

Verse 6:

Labourers, peasants, we are
The great party of workers
The earth belongs only to men
The idle will go reside elsewhere
How much of our flesh they feed on,
But if the ravens and vultures
Disappear one of these days
The sun will always shine
This is the final struggle
Let us group together, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be the human race!

Bigger Government = Better Government?



Everyone thought George W. Bush grew the US Government at a staggering rate with more bureaucracy and debt. Barack Hussein Obama makes Bush look like a piker. Printing more money and buying back our own treasury bonds so that we can hire more government employees and generate more government programs makes no sense to me at all. I see no improvement in government service with the astronomical expansion of the Federal Government.

Am I near-sighted? Am I the only one who sees no cause and effect to the rabid expansion of the government under Obama?

Bigger government is certainly more expensive than smaller government, but where is the qualitative pay-off?

Response to "Amanda"

"Amanda" asked a question about ACORN & Union Thugs being bussed into town hall meetings (and then being let into the meeting ahead of local residents to stack the meeting). She didn't believe that the ACORN people were bussed in. This is a Fox News piece on that issue that should put the question to rest.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

White House Czars

Since the White House is officially peeved at the term Czar {a term they themselves use to define the appointed zampolits who oversee the various organs of government who answer only to the president (Dear Leader) and who have no oversight what-so-ever}, I thought I'd weigh in on the Newspeak.

When Dear Leader or his legions use this word, it means that word.

LET ME BE CLEAR = Let me tell you how I and my czars and union thugs do things around here. (Opus #6)

RADICALS = Gun clinging, Bible toting, baby loving Americans (renda jones)

DIVERSITY = LIBERAL

CONSERVATIVE = NAZI, SENILE, UNINFORMED, STUPID, RED-STATE-AMERICAN

NEW WORLD ORDER = SLAVE STATE

AMERICAN = ANYONE WHO BUYS OFF ON THE LIBERAL AGENDA

TERRORIST = RETURNING VETERAN, BUSINESS OWNER (unless it's GM), NON-UNION WAGE EARNER, ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, PRO-LIFE, ANTI-SOCIALISM

PATRIOT = ANYONE EMPLOYED BY ACORN, SEIU or AMERICORPS (soloman)

NAZI = ANYONE NOT EMPLOYED BY ACORN

SOCIAL JUSTICE = Redistribution of Wealth (soloman)

UNSUSTAINABLE = Will require a new government spending program. (soloman)


Are there any more you'd care to suggest for this blog?


Barack Hussein Obama, Political Evangelist?

I have referred to the Obama Administration's approach to the American people as a sort of Medicine Show in the past. The more I thought about it, I came to the conclusion that it was more like a revival in a tent. That made me bounce to the classic novel, Elmer Gantry. It was made into a movie (1960), starring Burt Lancaster in the title role, but B. H. Obama could have played the part too. After all, the title "The Messiah" given to Obama was not gratuitously presented.  Here are a few quotes from the book.

"He was born to be a senator. He never said anything important, and he always said it sonorously." (Elmer Gantry I-1, p. 9)

"He had, in fact, got everything from the church and Sunday School, except, perhaps, any longing whatever for decency and kindness and reason." (Elmer Gantry II-1, p. 34)

"To one who had never made more than five thousand a year himself, it was inspiring to explain before dozens of popeyed and admiring morons how they could make ten thousand — fifty thousand — a million a year, and all this by the Wonder Power of Suggestion, by Aggressive Personality, by the Divine Rhythm, in fact by merely releasing the Inner Self-shine." (Elmer Gantry XVI-2, p. 224)

There are common threads in political rallies and revival meetings. B. H. Obama understands them all very clearly.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Political Left

The Left in America suggests that we trust our feelings. They run on emotion based on scant facts. In a world where there is no objective reality or truth, in a world where if you BELIEVE something is true, then it is -- is a world where something can be considered "fake but accurate". Consider the ACORN protesters being paid and bussed to sites of town hall meetings. Or President Obama and other legislators seeding their town hall meetings with hirelings who will pander to the official and stick to the script (fake but accurate?)

President Obama (a modern day Elmer Gantry) is a master of orchestrating the mass hysteria of the political rally. He works the crowd, playing on fears and emotional excitability and on a version of the tired old Marxist drama of oppressor vs the oppressed.  "Change" brought through socialism will save the nation from the evils of American capitalist oppression over the poor in this country.  There is no mention of the incredible economic success capitalism enjoys and the freedom it unleashes when compared to the pathetic lives people live under the yoke of communism/heavy handed socialism.

The New Left lives in its own tiny world of feelings. They know that deep inside their empathetic hearts that America is on the wrong side of history; that capitalism is evil; and that Marxist ideology is the salvation of all. They are so wrapped up in this fantasy that they haven't noticed that the people they are enabling are vicious, murdering thugs. Or maybe they have and they are indifferent to it. If they have, perhaps they are completely indifferent to it because all they want to do is cause humiliation with utter and total defeat to their arch enemies: America and capitalism.

Why is the Left sleepwalking through history and short circuiting their intellect to keep themselves from suffering psychological trauma? They were wrong about the nature of man, the nature of society and just about everything else.  All that matters is that their FEELINGS validate that they are in the right.

The current attack on the Central Intelligence Agency (click here) is a classic example. You don't hear a word from the liberal press about the $2 trillion dollar mistake made by the Obama Administration on estimating the deficit.  Don't focus on the $9 trillion deficit. Don't worry about that. Let's pay attention to the evils of George Bush and the CIA who kept America safe since 9/11/2001.

Do any of you feel as if you're living in Ayn Rand's ATLAS SHRUGGED?

The Left (as typified by the late [as of today] Senator Ted Kennedy) is unable to abandon the paranoia, projection and inability to face an unpleasant reality when they bet everything on an ideology whose nonsensical ideas NEVER worked in the real world. The creative delusions must be generated, the hate must be stoked constantly to keep their dashed hopes alive as they rage against reality. Sorry, reality doesn't care about their utopian fantasies. 

I relied on several works and sources, many of which came from memory and I can't recall who in particular said what when or where. If I stole a word or phrase from you and it's not attributed, please chalk it up to my own ignorance rather than blatant plagiarism. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Justice for the CIA?



Yes, it's true. Nobody would have thought it would turn out like this on September 12, 2001, but the Administration of Barack Hussein Obama is pushing to release the terrorists held in the US Custodial Facility/Detention Camp at Guantanmo Bay, Cuba and prosecute the interrogators who used little more than a slap in the face and harsh language against those who were sworn to wipe us from the Earth.

Keep in mind that the same United States Department of Justice provided the guidelines that these case officers followed in their interrogation procedures and there is no indication that there was significant deviation from those guidelines.

Only in the ObamaNation would we prosecute the custodians of the nation's defense and praise those who would destroy us. Is it a Muslim thing - where the Muslim president of the US is trying to protect his own? I don't get it. Call me simple, if you will.

  1. CIA goes to DOJ and asks for legal guidelines to use in interrogations of terrorists.
  2. DOJ provides guidelines.
  3. CIA adheres to guidelines.
  4. Nancy Pelosi knew/forgot she knew about the guidelines.
  5. DOJ moves to prosecute CIA case officers. CIA case officers are at the forefront of the War on Terror*, which the Obama Administration officially canceled when it took office.
    *(the word "terrorist" in the ObamaNation is reserved for military veterans, pro-life people, people opposed to illegal immigration, and people who are opposed to socialized healthcare)
  6. DOJ doesn't prosecute DOJ people who must have provided faulty guidelines.
Is that what's going on?


GIVE and Hijacking 9/11


It's not a new concept. 
It has been tried before ----->




The GIVE Act (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act of 2009) provided $6 billion over five years to fund what is essentially "community organizing" for the Democratic Party. This is in addition to the $4 billion that ACORN received under the "Stimulus Package". The tidy sum of $10 billion is only a drop in the bucket when you look at all the little pork projects that have been individually funded for the benefit of forming the new ObamaNation.

The GIVE Act also funded a civilian security program provision that has not yet been implemented. Though people have said it's absurd that it would happen, in 2008, Mr. Obama said,
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded." (during a Colorado Springs rally)
So to some extent we need to examine what Mr. Obama means by that. Obama supporters say that it means that we need to allow ordinary Americans to add to their own security by volunteering. Lee Cary of the American Thinker said, "Senator Obama aims to tap into the already active volunteerism of millions of Americans and recruit them to become cogs in a giant government machine grinding out his social re-engineering agenda... (His words) were about turning America into one, giant, community organizer's sandbox at enormous cost to the taxpayers."

My analysis: It all comes down to whether or not you trust Barack Hussein Obama.

In any event, you can celebrate 


Community Organizer's Day 
on September 11.



Monday, August 24, 2009

National Day of Service

What does September 11 mean to you?




Last March without any fanfare at all, President Barack Hussein Obama declared September 11, the National Day of Service

It will be a day when we will celebrate community organizing, carbon emission controls, and the things that REALLY COUNT in America's ObamaNation. 

It won't be about a shameful sneak attack on the United States, it won't be about the war on international terrorism (officially downgraded by the Obama Administration to an "overseas contingency operation") or about remembering those who lost their lives.

It will become the "Day of the Acorn", (CLICK HERE) and the Senate approved it. 


Just when you thought the President couldn't be any worse or demean us any further, September 11 is reduced to a celebration of Obama's pet projects. 

Martin Luther King Day is another Day of Service (a second day dedicated to celebrate community organizing) (CLICK HERE) to read an article about Michelle Obama's second national day of service.

I will remember in my own way but it won't be in the Obama way.

I understand that he's Muslim and finds that there is anti-Muslim sentiment on that day so he needs to change it. But I'm not buying it.

Are Ordinary Americans SMART ENOUGH?

THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS

One of the principles of representative government is that the citizens are allowed to select from among their number, a candidate to travel to Washington DC (in the case of the US) and make their voices heard.

I think this was fine with lawmakers so long as the "making THEIR voices heard" part was completely apathetic. There is a sense I get from viewing town hall meetings that the people in the crowd are for the greater part, a lot smarter than the people they sent to Washington DC. Or am I the only one who sees that.

How many of you feel that your elected representatives are:

  • over-worked?
  • over-paid?
  • overly concerned with YOUR personal welfare?
  • people who care about issues that matter to you?
Do the recent performances at town hall meetings by Congress inspire you further? Does power corrupt?

Are your representatives elitists or do they accurately reflect the people they represent - do they have the common touch?

Ask yourself whether or not your representatives in Congress are fit to remain your representatives.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Rationed Healthcare

Facts: there are roughly 900,000 patients of all ages waiting for beds in Canada according to the Fraser Institute. Source: International Business Daily.

The reality of National Health Care in Europe and Canada is that care is rationed. The Vancouver Sun reported that the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is looking to close nearly 25% of its operating rooms and will cut 6,250 surgeries including 24% of cases scheduled from March to September and 10% of all medically necessary elective procedures this fiscal year. (op cit)

The article goes on to quote Dr. Anne Doig, the new president of the Canadian Medical Association who says, "It's clear Canadians are getting less than optimal care. We all agree that the system is imploding. We all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize."

That would not be the model I would want for healthcare in the US.

Trading Partner Statistics EXCLUDE Narcotics

America's Trading Partners

2009 to date (June 2009 is the most recent stats available):

Canada US$ 200.89 billion
China US$ 163.83 billion
Mexico US$ 138.44 billion

I wonder if we added in the narcotics sent across the US border from Mexico whether or not it would boost them ahead of China? I don't think there are accurate statistics on precisely how much (quantity) illegal narcotics enters the US from Mexico. I haven't seen the US Drug Enforcement Administration's statistics on this. They may be out there. What is the street value of narcotics that arrive from Mexico every year?

Does a nation have a right to protect its borders?

12 million illegal aliens cross from Mexico to the US every year. Most of them are very hard working, honest people. I am not bashing them. I am bashing the US (all administrations, not just the current one) for failing to protect our borders adequately. This is not a cheap shot at the law enforcement officers - it's a shot at a continuing failure in Washington. If 12 million illegal aliens can cross the border every year, is it any wonder that hundreds of tons of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana can cross every year?

I have offered suggestions for securing the border but the plain truth is that the US government is comfortable settling at a point of least resistance. The problem is that this point opens the door for rampant narco-trafficking and organized crime.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ronald Reagan Knew About Socialism


1-minute video with Ronald Reagan showing how a government takeover of medicine leads directly to socialism. What part of the United States Constitution gives the government the right to take over any industry?
H/T Patriotic Rottweiler

The Health Care Issue - once more

Canadian Pragmatist challenged a previous posting and so I'm going to take this 47 million uninsured American's issue and break it down with sources included. It's always good to be challenged. This Obama claim has been debunked elsewhere. I'm simply reviewing it here. There are many sources out here, CLICK HERE for one of those cited.

President Barack Obama claims there are 47 million Americans without health insurance. A simple check with the U.S. Census Bureau would have told him otherwise.
The President said: “This is not just about the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance.” That assertion conflicts with data in the Census Bureau report “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007.” The report was issued in August 2008 and contains the most up-to-date official data on the number of uninsured in the U.S. The report discloses that there were 45.65 million people in the U.S. who did not have health insurance in 2007.

So we're down to 45.6 million.

The report also reveals that there were 9.73 million foreigners — foreign-born non-citizens who were in the country in 2007 — included in that number.

So the number of uninsured Americans was actually 35.92 million.

And of those, 9.1 million people making more than $75,000 per year did not choose to purchase health insurance. That brings the number of Americans who lack health insurance presumably for financial reasons down...

...to less than 27 million.

The Census Bureau report also shows that the number of people without insurance actually went down in 2007 compared to the previous year — from 47 million to 45.65 million — while the number with insurance rose from 249.8 million to 253.4 million.

The Census Bureau data is misleading. The Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) is a misleading measure of those who lack health insurance in America and an imprecise tool for analyzing the dimensions of the problem. Analysis of data from earlier Census Bureau and other government reports shows that roughly 7 million are illegal immigrants; roughly 9 million are persons on Medicaid; 3.5 million are persons already eligible for government health programs; and approximately 20 million have, or live, in families with incomes greater than twice the federal poverty level, or $41,300 for a family of four.

Most of the uninsured are in and out of health coverage. The professional literature also shows that, overwhelmingly, the vast majority of the uninsured are persons who are in and out of coverage, largely as a result of job changes.

Therefore, only a small number of the uninsured are chronically uninsured.

For most of the uninsured, the problem is fixable if policymakers simply take steps to make health insurance portable, so the insurance policy sticks to the person, not the job. A substantial portion of uninsured Americans are not poor but rather middle-class working Americans who are forced to face a major tax penalty, resulting in premium increases of 40 to 50 percent, if they do not obtain health insurance through the place of work.

For millions of Americans without job based health insurance, both the tax policy, and the excessive regulatory burden on health insurance in the states, prices families out of coverage.

The continually morphing healthcare bill is not about providing healthcare to Americans who are caught in the lurch. It's about controlling our lives more completely. As the political cartoon that captions this article suggests, the impetus for medical research will be all but destroyed under the current philosophy of change.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cleaning Up America

H/T Gunslinger

"I have little interest in 'streamlining' government, nor in making it 'more efficient,' for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to 'promote welfare,' for I propose to extend Freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is 'needed' before I have first determined whether it is Constitutionally permissible. And, when attacked for 'neglecting my constituents interests,' I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is Liberty, and in that cause I am doing the best I can."
--Barry Goldwater, 1960

Obama and ACORN

A primer from Fox News:


Is it any wonder that busses filled with ACORN officials would arrive from hundreds of miles away to counter local patriots at town hall meetings?

Obama the Radical

Obama is a big man with a very small, obscure history. His college years are part of his life that he's taken great lengths to hide from the public. This piece by Fox News asks hard questions for which there are few answers.

Who is Khalid al Mansour (Black Panther Activist) and why is he important in Barack Hussein Obama's journey through life?

Hunger in America

About three years ago, I was a Boy Scout Assistant Council Commissioner. Fancy title for a thankless job -- for the most part.

Scouting For Food is a program that comes along every November. Boy Scouts go door-to-door to collect cans of food that are delivered to food banks for the needy. I went to the local food bank to see what the status was in one of the Districts within the Council. There may have been six or seven food items on the shelves. That was it. I was shocked. People who come to food banks for cans of beans or week-old bread are doing it because they're hungry.

Hunger in a country such as the US, Canada, Germany, Japan or any any other developed nation is simply unacceptable.

As a family, ever since then, we buy flats of the things the food bank needs most: Peanut Butter, corn, chili, soup, etc. when ever we go to the large warehouse stores to shop (Costco/Sam's Club). And on the way home we drop off the food. No receipt, no tax deduction. It's something that we do because it's right. It's not a tax, there is no government pressure involved.

I'm not setting myself up as a great guy or as a role model of donations to charities. I'm not a philanthropist. However, it is the human responsibility of us all to insure that the weakest among us do not go hungry. Collectively, voluntarily we can make a difference individually.


ObamaLogo


I thought the hat had special significance.





I don't want to re-post Opus#6's post on the interesting use of Presidential Branding. (CLICK HERE) to visit her blog.


However, in the interest of fairness, I'll post some of my favorite Obama logos. It's the LEAST I can do.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Illegal Immigration (redux)


One in Twenty workers in the United States are in the country illegally (about 12 million). Republican and Democratic Administrations have addressed the problem. Traditionally, there is a school of thought that allowing some illegal immigration from Mexico would help bring stability to the Mexican economy and would allow people fed up with Mexico a place to go rather than remaining home, stirring up a revolution (a safety valve).

The US Economy requires some low skilled/no skilled workers but there is no effective temporary worker program to allow the legal access to the US that would address more or less everyone's concerns. The US Congress needs to craft a legal alternative to illegal immigration. A temporary (guest worker) visa plan needs to have sufficient infrastructure to allow about half a million visa per year. The visas must allow workers the flexibility to change jobs so they can move to areas where the demand is high.

Any path to legalization of those in the work force should not be amnesty. The path must include payment of back taxes and security checks of the sort proposed by the US Senate in 2006.

The adequate flow of legal guest workers would drive out illegal workers and would eliminate the need for the present unwieldy employment verification systems.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The City of Brass

Rudyard Kipling published THE CITY OF BRASS one hundred years ago in 1909.


"Here was a people whom after their works thou shalt see wept over for their lost dominion: and in this palace is the last information respecting lords collected in the dust." - The Arabian Nights

Please read this brief poem and comment.

Thank you!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mac Daddy = Successful Pimp

Pastor James David Manning (Harlem, NY) is interviewed on Radio 91.9 The Conscience of Kansas.


I never knew that the pejorative term, "Mac Daddy" means world-class street pimp in the parlance of Harlem.

Responsible Health Care Considerations

We've seen a patriotic resurgence in America prompted by the Obama Administration & the Democratic Congress pushing for the country to adopt a system of socialized medicine. Polls show that 85% of all American residents are pleased with their healthcare. The other 15%, made up of American citizens and illegal aliens feel the system does not benefit them.

Many of us feel that healthcare is not a "right" and we understand that people can go into any emergency room at any hospital for treatment with the understanding that they will be charged based on their ability to pay. Still, there seems to be a broad consensus across the US that the healthcare system we have now, which is the best in the world, needs to be improved. I can't argue that point because I agree that in addition to tort reform, we need to craft regulations that require fairness from the insurance companies that sometimes simply isn't there.

Irrespective of your views on the problem, MORE GOVERNMENT is always a bad option.


Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) weighs in on the issue
with a balanced, intelligent solution that
doesn't include a government program.

Friday, August 14, 2009

ACORN vs PATRIOTS


ACORN vs Patriots at the Kittanning, Pennsylvania Town Hall Meeting. (hat tip to Hot Air Pundit)

Acorn supplied two busses for its Quislings. Many people in Western Pennsylvania were tipped off to the possibility of Obama hirelings being shipped in and were in front of the town hall meeting.


I couldn't help but notice the racial demographics on the bus. Are black people being used as tools of this administration? I know they're paid by-the-day to protest, but is there a reason why they were almost all black? Maybe they just needed the day job holding their fancy machine printed signs?

The Patriots looked to me like regular people who live in the area. I wonder if any of them will vote for Obama or Specter next time?

Do you think they were sugar-coating it when they chanted "DON'T COME BACK" to the hired ACORN agitators?


Thursday, August 13, 2009

A New Scapegoat for Failure?




The ObamaNation needs a scapegoat to unite itself. One thing the radical left does well is to take cues from playbooks that have been written before.

Who will the next scapegoats be?

Who will be blamed for the blunders of the radical left?

  • One particular group must be demonized.
  • Even though they were your friends and neighbors yesterday, they are found to be sub-human today.
  • It's easy to persecute sub-humans.
  • Because of the mischief caused by a class of people they should be concentrated. It only makes sense to control them in this way.

  • The public must be shown who to denounce.
  • They must have a means to denounce.
  • Files need to be maintained so that the government can act when the time is right.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Who are Obama's Shock Troops (union thugs)?

Who are the union thugs and why are they slavishly following the commands of senior members of the new ObamaNation?

We know that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now ACORN exists to serve the Chief Executive so their motivation is clear - they get $4 billion directly from the stimulus package that was designed to pay-off Obama supporters rather than do much for the economy. We also know that they'll be out there counting people for the census, being paid by your tax dollars.









Moving on there is the now infamous SEIU (Service Employees International Union) The picture of some of their members (above) is from their website. Funny how they picked up the Obama call for "change". HR 3200, "America's Affordable Health Care" offers FREE MEDICAL CARE to retired union workers. It's nice of the legislature to offer one protected class of Americans healthcare that everyone else can pay for.

Using organized labor to do politician's dirty work is nothing new in Chicago. GATEWAY PUNDIT covers this in his blog (CLICK HERE).

The Confederate Yankee blog discusses actions by the State Employee's Association (Union) of North Carolina against peaceful citizens at a town hall meeting (CLICK HERE).

Brutally Honest has a great blog (CLICK HERE) discussing union contributions to the Obama Campaign and other Obama interests.

Democrat's Bain

It's difficult when you have to face your constituents and explain what you've been doing to them -- I mean, for them. There are some representatives such as Ken Calvert (R-CA) who represents me and California's 44th Congressional District who are not worried. Why? He voted against ObamaCare, against Gun Control and against everything I'm against - and for more or less everything I'm in favor of. He reflects the views of his constituents who were smart enough to keep the Republican incumbent.

Now the people who put a Democrat into the House of Representatives only to learn that he's not pursuing their best interests (what a shock) - they're angry.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Can We Trust Obama?


The American People put their trust in the chief executive they elect. The last three (Obama, Clinton and GW Bush) could never have held a security clearance because of drug use and in Obama's case there are other issues - such as citizenship questions, hidden/sealed records and Marxist affiliation that would have been disqualifying.

In the case of elected officials, the will of the people over-rides the bureaucratic process that people would have otherwise have to wade through. I'm not necessarily opposed to this. The will of the people is what the democratic process is all about.

On issues of healthcare, of the wisdom of taking over AIG Insurance, General Motors, Citi Group and other massive firms, the sublimation of the banking industry and a myriad of other daunting problems the president does have authority to act on - we have to trust him.

Has he proven himself trustworthy? Has he told the truth to the American people or does he only tell "convenient truth" when it suits his purposes to do so?

Can we keep our Republic if our president is inherently untrustworthy?



Monday, August 10, 2009

Freedom for Security = Neither


Since 9/11 security has been a item of focus in this country. No doubt it is an issue as we clearly witnessed on 9/11. In reviewing what has transpired since 9/11, it is actually quite shocking where we are today in terms of security at the cost of freedom.

US Patriot Act: NSA, FBI, DHS all have legal right to read your emails chats, TEXT's, and listen to your conversations under the 'security' doctrine. This is a few big issues among much more outlined in the Patriot Act.

War on Terrorism: If you are a determined to be a 'threat' to this country, American or non-American, you will be treated as such. In today's environment, if you are against Obama Care and make your voice known, your a 'terrorists'. If you voice your opinion on line via blogs, chat rooms, and social networking sites your a terrorist (I guess that would make me a terrorist according to Janet Napolitano and the White House).

Financial Crisis: If you are making too much money through capitalism in this country, you are a 'financial terrorists' and the Gov't will exploit your evil doings and restrict your compensation.

Obama Care: You are a Nazi if you voice against the Socialized Medicine plan that Congress/Obama are promoting despite their constituents opinions. You are also going to be tattled tailed on if you knowingly raise a voice in opposition to the Obama Care program. Know if you voice your opinion at a Town Hall meeting on health care, you will be escorted out of the meeting and arrested for "Attempted Aggravated Assault".

I personally don't think that giving up our freedom, privacy, and constitutional rights for 'security' is worth pursuing. There are other ways to protect our country against is enemies than restricting our rights and freedoms. I hope we understand the urgency of standing for our rights in a time like this. Freedom and Liberty are under attack and we need to fight to keep it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Illegal Immigration & ObamaCare

With the exception of a few million people out of 330 million, the greater part of the US population without healthcare are ILLEGAL immigrants. We can deal with this problem without spending $1.4 TRILLION on a bad health care plan.

Time for people to leave the US on their own if they aren't here legally.

Five Step Cure:


1. Imprison employers who hire Illegals.

2. Show proof of residency to buy a car. If no proof available it must be sold for export only.

3. If you wish to register your vehicle show proof of residency.

4. If you are suspect even at minor traffic stops, the police will investigate further.

5. No public financial assistance for illegal parents of anchor babies who are not citizens of the U.S.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

White House Informants

Some time ago, I spoke with an FBI Special Agent I worked with about writing a book. The title would be, "HOW TO: Make Money by Being a Government Informer." It was a tongue-in-cheek notion that we had a lot of laughs over.

Today, I'm not laughing. In violation of Federal Law (USC 552a), the Obama Administration has a "rat line". If you see something about the Health Insurance Reform Legislation that doesn't strike you as quite right, you're invited to e-mail flag@whitehouse.gov and inform on the miscreant who is undermining the state-run-media and putting out something that's not the official line.
United States Code § 552a, "United States agencies, including the ExecutiveOffice of the President shall, 'maintain no record describing how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual about whom the record is maintained or unless pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity'.”

There is no statue that applies here and could be construed as an exception. The President did it anyway in contravention of United States Law.

Town Hall Politics and ObamaCare





I normally don't watch MSNBC, but I did watch Hard Ball tonight.

Gerald Shea (AFL-CIO) was there making snide comments about people who participated at town hall meetings and pledged to support the Obama Health Care Program where his retired members would receive free health care for life (at our expense). The Labor Unions pledge to send organizers to rally the membership at town hall meetings.

Chris Matthews crowed about "town mauls" and hinted that the conservatives were a faux representation, of bussed-in agitators and organized opposition to the Obama Plan.

In all cases, they misrepresented the bill and the president's intentions to impose a single-payer health plan...if not now, then by degrees until all health care was government-managed health care.

Anyone opposed to the Democratic sponsored plan was painted as a "whacko" who is too stupid to understand the Health Care Bills in the House and Senate. The radical left wants to paint us as irresponsible, uninformed and dangerous to the welfare of the nation.

There are those of us who are pro-life who will be sidelined by the new government healthcare
plan that will work hard to push abortions (much less expensive than pre-natal care, delivery and healthcare for children) for the sake of economic conservation of tax-payer funds.

The bottom line is that AMERICA DOES NOT TRUST THE GOVERNMENT. How could that be since Big Brother loves us?

BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT LIES TO US. Our president is a notorious liar and those lies are legion. There is a socialist agenda that underpins everything he does and we don't trust that he has our best interests at heart. It's not about race, it's about political philosophy. Americans are generally tired of big government. We are tired of wasteful spending on programs that don't work.

We're tired of the politics of pork-spending and selfishness. That's why we show up at town hall meetings.

ORGANIZED? You have to be kidding. We're all from different religions or no religion at all, from different countries, different races, different ages and we show up irritated. The Democrats don't think that people can do that without being paid to shout, bussed in, whipped into a frenzy and bought lunch. GUESS WHAT - Times have changed. We aren't organized. We're concerned. We're worried, and we have cause to be since we feel that we have no voice in government.


For the greater part, our representatives are not protecting us nor are they acting according to our wishes. They have succumbed to power of the Party Machine - they've been co-opted by threats from the radical left. Conscience, never in abundance in Washington, has taken a holiday.

The only conscience remaining is that core of Americans who are branded as "a mob" by television commentators who work for the state-run media. That's almost the way the British felt about the Sons of Liberty in 1776.



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