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."


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

Thursday, May 27, 2010

B of A and Illegal Immigrants

Actual Conversation with Bank of America

Bank of America, can I help you?

Customer: Yes, I want to cancel my account. I don't want to do business with you any longer.

The Bank: Why?

Customer: You're giving credit to illegal immigrants and I don't think it's right. I'm taking my business elsewhere.

The Bank: Well, Mr. Customer, we don't want to see you do that, but we can't stop you. I'll help you close the account. What is your account number?

Customer: (gives account number)

The Bank: For security purposes and for your protection, can you please give me the last four digits of your social security number?

Customer: No.

The Bank: Mr. Customer, I need to verify your information, but in order to help you, I'll need verification of who you are..

Customer: Why should I give you my social security number? The reason I'm closing my account is that your bank is issuing credit cards to illegal immigrants who don't have social security numbers. You are targeting that audience and want their business. Let's say I'm an illegal immigrant and you've given me a credit card. I have a question about it and call for assistance. You wouldn't be asking me for a Social Security number, would you?

The Bank: No sir, I wouldn't.

Customer: Why not?

The Bank: Because you would have pressed '2' to speak in Spanish. We don't ask for that information when calling in on the Spanish line.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Obama Blues

barack hussein obama is a goofball. And he's in charge of this country - leader of the free world. How could this cur have been elected? Is it because he was half black and half white? Is it because the alternative, John McCain was so distasteful (to even me)?

Here he is. Getting tough with Iran???

But there are those of you who are golfers (you have something in common with barack hussein obama). For you, with love, I offer a chuckle with golfing terms, because there's nothing in politics these days that's funny. (h/t Coffeypot) And I can only blog about obama just so long because he turns my stomach -- so here's a spoon full of sugar to help the medicine go down:

A 'Rock Hudson' - a putt that looked straight, but wasn't.
A '
Saddam Hussein' - from one bunker into another.
A '
Yasser Arafat' - butt ugly and in the sand.
A '
John Kennedy Jr.' - didn't quite make it over the water.
A '
Rodney King' - over-clubbed.
An '
O.J.'- got away with one.
A '
Princess Grace' - should have used a driver.
A '
Princess Di' - shouldn't have used the driver.
A '
Condom' - safe, but didn't feel very good.
A '
Brazilian' - shaved the hole.
A '
Rush Limbaugh' - a little to the right.
A '
Nancy Pelosi' - Way to the left and out of bounds.
A '
James Joyce' - a putt that's impossible to read.
A '
Ted Kennedy' - goes in the water and jumps out.
A '
Pee Wee Herman' - too much wrist.
A '
Sonny Bono' - straight into the trees.
A '
Paris Hilton' - a very expensive hole.

Monday, May 24, 2010

hit piece-attack ad

In the parlance of political language, a 'hit piece' is an attack ad used by one candidate against another. It seems that barack hussein obama's political backing has value after all as set forth below.

Dem Dilemma: Run With Or Against Obama

By David Broder

Halfway through the 2010 primary season, the fundamental tension in the American political system is becoming more clear: A liberal government is struggling to impose its agenda on an electorate increasingly responsive to an activist conservative movement operating inside the Republican Party.

Most evident in the periodic eruptions of Tea Party support for right-wing candidates for governor or senator, the counterrevolutionary forces have just begun to test their strength directly against the Democratic majorities that seized power from George W. Bush in 2006 and made that takeover more complete in 2008 with the election of Barack Obama.

Saddled with the burden of attempting to enact the progressive measures on which they were originally elected and to meet the costs they inherited from two wars and the massive recession that ushered them into office, the Democrats are facing a populist backlash against the interventionist, expensive policies that Obama and others have pursued.

Widening Chasm

The struggle has dominated this session of Congress with protracted fights over health care and financial regulation that have widened the ideological gap between the parties.

The intensity and constancy of the legislative warfare have denied the public one of the main goals voters sought in electing Obama — a truce between the parties. But it is not yet clear that Republicans will be punished for declaring war on the president.

The Republicans have exploited this new emphasis on governmental austerity with significant election victories in such normally Democratic states as New Jersey and Massachusetts, and signals of potential losses for Democrats in Illinois, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Out With The Old

Meantime, the voters in both parties are showing the instability of past preferences by rejecting seemingly well-established incumbents in favor of untested challengers in states as diverse as Utah, Florida, Arkansas and, once again, Pennsylvania.

This has made Pennsylvania's five-term Sen. Arlen Specter the archetypal figure for this year, a man who was literally run out of the Republican Party by the challenge of a junior former House member and the ill-financed Tea Party movement, and then upset in his new home in the Democratic primary by an even more unknown Joe Sestak, a stranger to most voters across the state until his ads began three weeks before Election Day.

In his unwarranted euphoria after beating Specter, whose party-switching was a conspicuous example of the calculated self-interest that voters associate with professional politicians, Sestak proclaimed that his victory was "a win for the people, over the establishment, over the status quo, even over Washington, D.C."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Doesn't he have ANYTHING better to do?

barack hussein obama is campaigning against President George W. Bush -- again. (CLICK HERE)

I don't know who came up with that bright idea but I-LIKE-IT because nobody cares. Send barack hussein obama and members of his regime cris-crossing the nation bad-mouthing George Bush. 

barack, he left office a year and a half ago, and you might want to tell the American people about the hope and change YOU promised/promise. Or don't they believe you anymore?

The fall-back strategy of "blame Bush" has got to be the lamest political program that I've heard of in my entire life. Somewhere between twenty and thirty percent of American voters consider themselves "generally independent conservatives" and THEY are the ones who decide elections. Many of them also identify with the values espoused by the Tea Party Movement - smaller government, devolve decision making where appropriate closer to those effected by the decisions and responsible spending. None of those people hate George W. Bush and I doubt if the weak, indecisive, pro-Muslim, obama, will be able to convince them that the weak, indecisive, pro-Muslim, pro-ILLEGAL Immigration BS coming out of Washington can be blamed squarely at George W. Bush.

Heat up the teleprompter, barack hussein obama, and take your case to the people. Tell them they need to vote for Democratic Party hacks because of the looming threat of George W. Bush. I don't think you'll find anyone with an IQ over room temperature you'll find who'll buy off on that -- unless you take your message directly to Hollywood.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Rep. Pelosi's (D-CA) take on the Employment Problem in America and the purpose for the new $200,000,000,000 jobs bill they're trying to ram through the legislature.

Monday, May 17, 2010

California Leads the Way!

California is home to 1/3 of all welfare recipients (parasites) in the United States. Its socialist agenda has earned it the moniker "The People's Republik of Kalifornia" and yes, it's completely bankrupt. California is a portent for the nation's future if spending is not put in check.

However, might there be a better comparison?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Public Employee Unions

Unions are often painted with the same brush of corruption and it's not always fair. Most union members join because they are either required to join as a condition of employment or because they sincerely believe that it's in their best interest.

Public employee unions began to spring up in the 1960's. We saw the police go on strike in cities across America periodically over the past fifty years, generally with cause. Those unions did a lot to improve working conditions and pay for public employees.

However, times change, and today the public employee's/teacher's unions have a lot to do with the problem of governments unable to contain costs.

Here's how it works in the real world:

(1) Employee contributions to public employee unions are used by the unions to fund the political campaigns of people who vote their salary increases. No, it's not a bribe. Not exactly. It's legal.

(2) To gain even more leverage, most public employees who are represented by unions are encouraged to contribute to Political Action Committees outside their union dues. That money goes DIRECTLY to pressure (usually weak, greedy) politicians to vote for ever higher wages and benefits. The politician isn't paying anything out of his/her pocket - the public is encumbered. 

The Solution:

Enact a law PROHIBITING public employee unions and interest groups associated with unions from contributing to public official's election campaigns. Make it a felony for any person or organization to do so and require that the State establish an enforcement bureau within its Labor Department to investigate and prosecute violations of the statute.

That would do MORE to curb spending in regard compensation than any other measure. At present there is an unholy arrangement between public employee unions and the politicians they "pay to play".

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo isn't celebrated much in Mexico, but in the United States, many Mexicans living abroad choose to celebrate it. The date commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla  in 1862.

Today, with Mexicans who are in the US illegally, and who are living in Arizona and have been informed that they've overstayed their welcome, I'm sure it will be celebrated in fever pitch. Think about it. Once they return home, nobody will be celebrating with them.

However, don't let me be a wet blanket. Schools across the Border States will be celebrating a holiday almost none of them understand by hoisting pinadas, singing mariachi songs and wearing colorful Mexican clothing. As a huge fan of Mexican cuisine, I can't deny that spicy tamales, mouth watering enchiladas and the other "Mexican food" we eat in the US is my very favorite.  Though in Mexico you are hard pressed to find any of those dishes served.

On July 4th (American Independence Day) there is precious little celebration in Mexico to reciprocate the parades and festivities here in California, for example. I don't think there will be a 4th of July parade in Tijuana or Mexico City. Why not?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Courage in Tuscon

The City of Tuscon contemplates bringing a law suit against the State of Arizona for SB 1070. A courageous lady from Tuscon takes a stand on the matter and explains her position to the City Council.

(h/t Jim McMahon)

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