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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Debt Deal

So, Congress has passed legislation that raises our debt limit and supposedly will reduce the deficit through spending cuts over the next decade.

Only one part of this legislation will do what is reported, our debt will increase. Because Base Line Budgeting was used in formulating this massive scam, nothing will be cut. Rather every single part of government spending addresses in the bill will receive a budget increase. Yes, increase. The so-called cuts are cuts in the "proposed" spending, not one of the cuts is an actual budget decrease over what has been spent previously.

I suggest you all write to your representatives and ask them to openly, in front of media cameras, talk about the difference between actual cuts and baseline porposal cuts. The replies you get will be quite telling.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The 28th Amendment

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States".

There are plenty of bloggers, news people and big government supporters out there who are bending over backwards to keep this amendment from ever becoming a reality. One argument is this,

“Ever since the passage of the Congressional Accountability Act in 1995 Congress has been answerable to the same civil rights and equal employment regulations that pertain to private businesses. Other alleged disparities, such as those having to do with Congressional retirement provisions and health care coverage, are misrepresented above as well.”

One huge hole in the argument is that the CAA was never written to protect the American voter from the disparities created by the elitist culture that has grown in our nation’s capital. This paragraph from the introduction of the text of the law says it all;

“The CAA protects over 30,000 employees of the Legislative Branch, including employees of the House of Representatives and the Senate (both Washington, D.C. and state district office staff ); the Architect of the Capitol; the U.S. Capitol Police; the Capitol Guide Service; the Congressional Budget Office; the Office of the Attending Physician; and the Office of Compliance. Certain provisions of the CAA also apply to the Government Accountability Office (GAO, formerly the General Accounting Office) and to the Library of Congress.”

As you can see, the CCA was nothing more than an additional bandage to bolster the bureaucracy that keeps government bloated. The 13 or so laws that were included in the act did little to prevent the problem of members of congress being able to treat themselves as royalty. Consider these recent examples:

Members of Congress do not have to go through the same TSA grope down you and I do. Is this something you consider fair and just?

Members of Congress are not included in the provisions and mandates imposed on everyone else through ObamaCare. They have faster and better access to medical care.

Those are only two examples, but they are glaring ones. How anyone who respects our founding fathers can consider the proposed amendment to be unneeded is beyond me.

Right now the Obama Administration is claiming that a simple majority in the Senate can eliminate the requirement for a US President to be a natural born citizen. This is exactly the kind of mindset the proposed amendment will be dealing with. When we have extremely high ranking government official totally ignorant of the US Constitution and its concurrent amendments, we have big trouble on the horizon. And if the American voter will not deal with them, we have to have laws that do.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Obama ’s Muslim Faith

During his campaign for President, Barrack Obama used the phrase, “my Muslim Faith” during an interview with ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Stephanopoulos was quick to help his favorite Senator with the correction, even going as far as giving Obama the more voter acceptable “my Christian faith”. Here is a link to the video: link .

A close examination of the video shows no hint of what Obama supporters say are “sarcastic quotes” around the Muslim faith bit. Obama appears quite sincere. Bear in mind, this was still fairly early in the campaign and McCain had not yet lost ground. As we now know, Obama loses composure under stress and the real person emerges, stumbles, malapropism and all…especially without a teleprompter. I can easily imagine his campaign manager standing just outside of the shot slapping his forehead and muttering, “Damn it! We forgot the cue cards.”

Fortunately for Obama, he had the MSM in his pocket and Stephanopoulos was more than happy to feed Obama the correct line. The fix was already in and the major networks were going to get their candidate in, even if they had to rig the interviews to do it. This, however, still leaves us with the question as to what is Obama’s faith? I tend to think that under stress the first utterance is closer to the truth than the correction. That is psychology 101 folks.

Obama’s pastor, the oh so reverend Jeremiah Wright reveals a snippet of where his heart really lies when he proposed a possible reason as to why his former parishioner hadn’t been around to chat. Here is the quote from Virginia’s Daily Press:

“Them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me .... He's got to do what politicians do. And the Jewish vote, the AIPAC vote that's controlling him, that will not let him send representation to the Darfur Review Conference, that's talking this craziness on Israel because they're Zionists, they will not let him talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza—the ethnic cleansing of the Zionists is a sin and a crime against humanity.”

Outside of a minority sect of radical Catholicism and a few weird southern congregations, the only religion I know of that holds such a view is Islam. What is extremely interesting is that every black “reverend” in Obama’s circle express similar views. Jesse Jackson said, “Decades of putting Israel’s interests first would end. Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades would lose a great deal of their clout when Barrack Obama enters the White House.” Al Sharpton isn’t any better, “If the Jews want to get it on,” he said in one particularly pugnacious statement, “tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house...”

During the primary campaign Obama said, "Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people,”. I would wager that, if pressed, he would admit to skepticism as to whether or not the Jewish Holocaust actually happened.
 Jackson, Sharpton, Wright and other Obama associates loudly proclaim their support for the “suffering Palestinian people” while at the same time ignoring the consistent ongoing attacks these poor downtrodden wretches promulgate against Israeli children, shopkeepers and other civilian targets. They sneer at those who support Israel’s right to exist, calling them Zionists. The encyclopedia says this about Zionism:

Zionism is the national revival movement of the Jewish people. It holds that the Jews have the right to self-determination in their own national home, and the right to develop their national culture. Historically, Zionism strove to create a legally recognized national home for the Jews in their historical homeland. This goal was implemented by the creation of the State of Israel. Today, Zionism supports the existence of the state of Israel and helps to inspire a revival of Jewish national life, culture and language. 

Seems fairly straight forward, doesn’t it? Seems that a people who had their own homeland for several thousand years and at one time had an empire that covered nearly the entire Middle East would be allowed to repopulate their home, right? Not if you’re Barrack Hussein Obama. Not if you follow the dictates of your “Muslim Faith”.

On someone posted a selection of sutras within the Qur'an that command the follower of Islam to kill unbelievers. Here’s the link: link .

Some supporters of Islam claim that there is no difference between Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and that the Qur’an commands that Christians and Jews are to be protected from insult. Hmm, then where did this quote come from?

"We don’t make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers, and the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity.” This was uttered by Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad in an interview with Lisbon’s Publica magazine. link

In what is now common knowledge, various Islamic groups have called for the destruction of Israel. Islamic states such as Iran, Libya, Yemen and so on have agreed with that sentiment. Iran is continuing to work on nuclear answers to their Jewish problem. So where is Obama on this? Remarkably quiet.

During the Presidential campaign, Ahmed Yousef, a top political adviser for Hamas, said in an interview on WABC radio in New York that the group supports Obama. “We like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Shortly after that quote Yousef reiterated the call for Israel’s destruction.

Obama’s ties to terrorist groups go way back. In the ninties he served on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. The Woods Fund worked closely with the Arab American Action Network, a group that called the establishment of Israel “a catastrophe”. link .

It is no surprise to any willing to do the research beyond the MSM that Obama’s gaffe was far more rfevealing than he or the media would prefer. As this “catastrophic” presidency moves along, I expect we will find out more and more revealing truths about the real Barrack Hussein Obama. I also expect that the mainstream media will continue to ignore them, and not just ignore them, but actively work to scrub the internet clean of any evidence contrary to their mulatto messiah’s deity.

There is now further proof of Obama’s illegitimacy as far as being qualified to hold the office of President. This story in the Post Mail, link discusses the various claims the country of Kenya has made claiming Obama is a “son of the soil”, Obama’s own wife has said as much in various talks. If you click the links in the Post Mail article you will find they go nowhere. This is because the proof has been removed and that is no glitch and it is not by accident. However, the scrubbers at the White House have no access to files not connected to the internet and the actual transcript for the March 25th, 2010 meeting of the Kenyan Parliament still exists, even though it has been removed from that country’s online archive. I know, I found a copy and it is authentic. According to Kenya, Obama is no native-born American and therefor is sitting in the seat of the President of the United States in violation of the Constitution of the United States of America.

The question is, will we have to wait until November 2012 to finally get rid of this criminal?

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Crusades Were a Good Thing

This link will take you to story where the Muslim population in a section of London is attempting to impose Islamic law on the other 85% of the neighborhood. A lot of people have said that it could never happen here in the United States and yet the Democrats elected a President who, if he isn’t actually a stealth Muslim, has those leanings. No US President before him ever bowed to an Islamic leader, Barrack Hussein Obama did.

This link will take you to a related story regarding a stable, consistent and inexpensive supply of oil right next door in Canada. You are probably not aware of another story where Saudi Arabia warned the current administration about the dangers of attempting to become “energy independent”. It appeared for only one day in the press and was quickly scrubbed from the internet. The fact that the story about the Canadian pipeline appeared in the same article hold significant relevance to back up those who smell an odor of decaying seafood coming from the east.

How many times have we heard or read something about Islam being the religion of peace and that there is little difference between Christianity and Islam except for the terms? If this were even close to being correct? Why is it that every time a Muslim converts they have to be disappeared in order to continue living? Why is it when someone, either inadvertently or deliberately insults Islam’s prophet Mohamed riots erupt across the globe, but when the same happens to Jesus about the worst that happens is a letter to the editor? Could it not be that Christianity and Islam are polar opposites?

Consider the London story. Here is the list of demands from the Islamic group, MAC; reject democracy- not have non-Muslim friends- not celebrate non-Muslim festivals including Christmas and Easter- not join the police or armed forces- not vote for lawmakers, or stand for election- demand the release of “all Muslim prisoners in the hands of the disbelievers”- reject integration with non-Islamic society- abide by shari’a and not any “man-made law”. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? And yet, according to the liberals, this way of life and this type of leadership is preferable to the horrors that would be perpetrated upon this nation if we elected a Republican.

You know what is particularly funny about all this? It would never happen in France.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Growing Up From Oz

There is a famous quote attributed to Winston Churchill, “"If you're not liberal when you're young, you have no heart. If you're not conservative when you're older, you have no brain." Churchill never uttered those words, but even so, they do make a point.

I remember thinking thoughts and voicing opinions as a high school and college student that now seem utterly naive and ill-informed. I grew up in the Nixon and Vietnam War years. I remember the shooting of the demonstrators in Ohio and weeping after seeing the assassination of Bobbie Kennedy as it happened. I listened to the Beatles and dreamed of playing in my own four-piece group singing songs of peace and freedom while sticking to the man. Now I am the man. What happened?

What happened is I grew up. There is a great Zits cartoon strip where Jeremy receives his first paycheck and notices all of the costly deductions removing a stiff percentage of his hard-earned wages and transferring them to the government. Oh, the humanity! The father opines, “We just witnessed the birth of a Republican.”

Michael Savage, the less than cordial talk show host, started his intellectual life as what can be best described as a long-haired, socialist liberal elite in New York. He moved to Berkeley and discovered that he, in spite of his intellect, did not fit the politically correct affirmative action protocols for success in the east bay. His backlash is still causing reactions of horror in the liberal ranks. He called liberalism a mental disorder. Well…yes and no. It is an emotional rather than a mental state which is why so many young people start out that way and slowly, over the growth cycle develop conservative tendencies. The, “I’m my parents!” scream of realization is commonplace for a reason.

David Horowitz, once a 1960’s radical and an avowed communist, is now a conservative. This link will take you to a page detailing his biography. One of the most shocking revelations for the liberal left is that John Lennon, the ex-Beatle and the writer of the mantra, Imagine, had become conservative prior to his murder. This link discusses that controversy.

The examples are legion; covering nearly every aspect of the life I used to believe was right and proper over 40 years ago. Is it not interesting that today’s media finds this ever-growing fact of life such a non-story? Interesting yes, surprising no, that is because in order to grow every organism must encounter a certain amount of stress. An athlete develops additional strength by pushing against ever increasing weights. It is the same with our emotional development. If we grow in a well-insulated and protective environment where we never find our comfort zone challenged by new and conflicting ideas and realities, we never mature. So it is with the progressive pundits of MSNBC, CBS, TBN and the rest of the alphabet soup media. In many cases new employees who challenge the liberal orthodoxy are removed as quickly as any weed. It is the same in the realm of academia. One would have to be existing with blinders on not to have seen the stories, quashed as rapidly as they are published, mind you, of students chastised and even failed because they challenged a professor’s anti-American opinions.

Both the worlds of the main stream media and tenured academia have gone to great lengths to eliminate any taint of opposition to their youthful opinions. I say youthful as a term of immaturity because in those arenas there has been no debate, no contrary information allowed in the discussion, and this is why it seems that these areas, which tend to dovetail with the elite in Washington, are so far removed from our reality. A person like Chris Matthews and Ed Shultz can say the outlandish things they say and get away with being so utterly wrong because those with whom they live, work and socialize hold those wrong opinions to be sacrosanct. There is a very close comparison to the interactions of a media empire and a Buddhist monastery in that both have a dogma that may not have any bearing in reality, but has total sway within their group.

Media, Academia, and Politics, these three arenas have the ability to shelter their elite from the stresses of life and consequentially prevent their emotional maturity. So in essence, people like Matt Lauer, Chris Matthews, Ed Shultz, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barrack Obama could honestly be called emotional infants, and almost every single tenured Ivy League professor could be added onto that list. It is good to care about things with all your heart when you are a kid, but eventually the ruby slippers have to be put away and an adult has to go to work.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Question of Balance

There is a well-documented fact in the current and ongoing flap over the upcoming default looming on the United States near horizon. That fact is this, the wealthy, those folks the Democrats claim are avoiding paying “their fair share” of taxes, they pay the vast majority of taxes. We will wait a minute for the Chris Matthews, Alan Combs, James Carville’s and Arianna Huffington’s of the world to detach themselves from the ceiling. Sorry, but that is a real, undeniable (if you’re not committed to a socialist philosophy) fact. This link will take you to an Answers page detailing the percentages, but the upper class in this country already pay over 90% of taxes collected. I puts a whole new wrinkle on the Democrat claims that not raising taxes on the wealthy will shift the bulk of this country’s burden onto the middle class, doesn’t it?

You see the problem is that the media this country is saddled with has no intention of reporting the truth. It has gotten so bad that even the weather report seems to have spin attached toward a pro-global warming agenda. Never mind that there is just about as much hard science proving Al Gore’s theory as there is proving the existence of the Tooth Fairy.

When have we heard or read any main stream outlet discussing how large a percentage of taxes are paid by the top 10% of wage earners, much less the top 50%? The answer is zero. The only time those numbers are mentioned is when it is time to put forth another “shame on you rich bastards” lie. And the reason for this is quite simple, any weapon is allowed when war is being waged. Make no mistake, this country has been involved in a class war for several decades, and now that we have a Traitor in Chief at the helm, the stakes have been raised. As long as a single American citizen is prospering independent of government largess, the lies will continue.

Another fact to take into consideration is what is defined as a cut. We hear the Democrats complain all the time about the Republicans cutting socials programs to the bone, throwing grandma over a cliff or seeking to toss the needy out onto the street because of their “draconian” cuts. Would it surprise you to know that the vast majority of these so-called cuts are actually increases in spending? The “cut”, as it were, is actually a smaller increase than the one proposed by the Democrats.

Dan Rather, the disgraced talking head who was caught lying in an attempt to help Al Gore’s campaign, once claimed such nonsense and when confronted with the actual numbers showing that the Republican proposal was also an increase, just a smaller one than the Democrats, was heard to mutter, “It’s still a cut.” You can never convince a liberal that they are wrong, all you can do is deny them power. This link from a 2004 Factcheck article proves my point.

What it comes down to is what has been repeated adnauseum, we really do not have a budget problem, we have a spending problem. Not a single article in the mainstream media has ever mentioned how many billions we waste in sending to tin pot dictators overseas so they will feel good about us. Not one article has mentioned how much we could save by producing our own fuels and using our own renewable resources rather than importing them. Not one article has mentioned how many billions we waste in sending our military overseas to “create democracy”, when the constitution states quite clearly that arm of our government is strictly intended for the national defense. And not one article ever mentions what would happen if we actually leveled the tax playing field by eliminating the IRS as an enforcement agency and turning it into a bookkeeping operation with a transition from an income tax to a nation retail sales tax where the paying of taxes would be completely voluntary. The only time that idea is mentioned is when it is ridiculed, but those doing the ridiculing never run the numbers.