Friday, July 31, 2009

The Lies Being Told In America's Public Schools To Your Children

A great must see antidote to leftist liberal doom and hatred of mankind.
"The Story of Stuff is a Leftist Indoctrination Movie Being Shown in Schools All Over America."

The voice over is the truth. There are 4 parts to this propaganda - this is part 4.

Go here to watch the other 3 videos responding to these mankind haters especially American man.

Barbara Boxer's 8th Wonder of The World-Her Ego

Barbara Boxer's self inflated ego is the Eighth Wonder of The World. Watch this YouTube video of her audacity at talking down to Brigadier General Michael Walsh, who defends America for a living versus a senator who does what? for a living.

A Recipe Obama Should Use For America-Fiscal Responsibility and Staying Out of Our Lives

I heard a VERY interesting interview of Texas governor Rick Perry on PJTV today. Glen Reynolds interviewed the governor who talked about what the Texas legislature accomplished for the state of Texas - and they are going in the exact opposite direction that Obama is going. It's more freedom and less taxes vs less freedom and more taxes - It's as simple as that.

1. The Texas legislature convenes for 140 days every other year. Then they go home and go about their own private lives and live under the laws they just passed.
2. Under Governor Perry they cut taxes for 40,000 additional small businesses in Texas.
3. There's a budget surplus of 9 billion dollars for the rainy day fund.
4. Texas passed a powerful eminent domain bill to "spit in the face of the Supreme Court" - regarding the Kelo decision about taking private property.

Rick Perry recommends fiscal and political responsibility for other states as well as Washington:


Governor Perry summed everything up in the tenth amendment which says:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

In other words he's saying to Obama stay out of Texas. Perry listed the qualities of a true leader: Principled, disciplined and courageous. These are not qualities I would use in describing our current President.

"I think you’ll hear states and governors standing up and saying 'no’ to this type of encroachment on the states with their health care," Perry said. "So my hope is that we never have to have that stand-up. But I’m certainly willing and ready for the fight if this administration continues to try to force their very expansive government philosophy down our collective throats."

"It really is a state issue, and if there was ever an argument for the 10th Amendment and for letting the states find a solution to their problems, this may be at the top of the class," Perry said. "A government-run health care system is financially unstable. It’s not the solution
(Read here) (Listen to Governor Perry here).

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Obama Does Not Defend Freedom Anywhere Much Less in Honduras

Why? Why? and why? Why isn't a President of the United States NOT defending freedom in Honduras? And why is he wanting to reinstall a known hard line leftist who was ousted by Honduran constitutional law? There's only one answer...he has found a soul mate in Zelaya the President that was ousted. The more Obama can surround himself with leftist power lusters the more he seems "normal" to confused Americans who probably don't want to believe that they've voted in a hardcore socialist. Obama's soul is peeking from under his White House aura - and all I can see is a leftist who does not defend freedom either at home with his Health care behemoth of a bill or our allies abroad. It's time to wake up America to what we have done to ourselves.

The U.S. revoked visas of four Honduran officials, claiming that a coup occurred there. But if they could travel, the Hondurans could educate Americans otherwise. So why are we trying to silence them?

...The Hondurans targeted are the very ones whose presence would be valuable to the U.S. if it means to understand the constitutional action that necessitated the removal of President Mel Zelaya on June 28. It followed the Honduran constitution to the letter, yet led to the crisis now in mediation talks.

Hondurans targeted include the chief justice of the Supreme Court and the speaker of Congress plus two other officials.

Visas would let them come to the U.S. to explain precisely what happened, getting the word out to the public. This is important. So far, the media and Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez have crudely defined what occurred as a "coup" and claimed Zelaya's removal was all about his left-wing orientation and revenge by the "ruling class."

In reality, Zelaya broke 17 Honduran laws classified as "high crimes." They included holding an unconstitutional referendum, defying the high court, whipping up mobs, taking Chavista cash, robbing the Central Bank and preloading computers with referendum "results" before the illegal referendum was even held.

Like the Stasi revelations in the wake of the Berlin Wall's fall, the information that's come out in the wake of the ouster must be aired, discussed, investigated and resolved. (READ AT IBD)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Obama Is Steering America to A Profound Disaster

Beware fellow Americans...Obama will eventually lead us to disaster of one kind or another. His empty headed rhetoric, his ignorance of history, his apparent disregard for what America is and stands for and the disrespect and utter contempt he shows for our Founding Fathers is a recipe for bad, bad times ahead. Mr. Sowell thinks that if he ruins our country that will be the least of it...he's afraid that this man in the White House will cause or allow the nuclear arming of Iran and we know what their intentions are: destruction of Israel and the United States. How did we let this man in office? I ask myself that every evening when I try to get some sleep.

After many a disappointment with someone, and especially after a disaster, we may be able to look back at numerous clues that should have warned us that the person we trusted did not deserve our trust.

When that person is the president of the United States, the potential for disaster is virtually unlimited.

Many people are rightly worried about what this administration's reckless spending will do to the economy in our time and to our children and grandchildren, to whom a staggering national debt will be passed on. But if the worst that Barack Obama does is ruin the economy, I will breathe a sigh of relief.

He is heading this country toward disaster on many fronts, including a nuclear Iran, which has every prospect of being an irretrievable disaster of almost unimaginable magnitude. We cannot put that genie back in the bottle — and neither can generations yet unborn. They may yet curse us all for leaving them hostages to nuclear terror.

Conceivably, Israel can spare us that fate by taking out the Iranian nuclear facilities, instead of relying on Obama's ability to talk the Iranians out of going nuclear...

Like so many before him who have ruined countries around the world, Obama has a greatly inflated idea of his own capabilities and the prospects of what can be accomplished by rhetoric or even by political power.Often this has been accompanied by an ignorance of history, including the history of how many people before him have tried similar things with disastrous results. (READ AT IBD)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"A Power Grab in Perpetuity"

Michelle Malkin was interviewed by Glenn Beck recently and called what Obama and his henchmen are doing with the Health Care Bill, Cap and Trade, and positioning all his community organizer goons and friends as: "a power grab in perpetuity". What does that phrase mean? What do you think it means - Communism! But then many of us who actually paid attention to what Obama was saying during the Presidential campaign knew that or at least were wary. Obama hid nothing! We knew who his pastor was (a wrathful America-bashing preacher), who his friends and mentor were (Ayres the bomber and several avowed communists) - and his work with ACORN which is now under intense investigation for corruption, voter fraud, embezzlement and on and on...this was all known and out there. Are you ready for total takeover of our economy? Do you want a smucky government official looking over your medical records and deciding what care you get and if you're an elderly patient - well it doesn't look good. Remember the Nazi euthanasia program? This administration stinks to high heaven and we better understand that and defend our American values and ideals AND our FOUNDING FATHERS.
When Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer decided to retire in 1995, she hand-picked local left-winger Barack Obama as her successor. In order to introduce Obama to influential liberals in the district, she held a function at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. This was, really, the beginning of Obama's political career, and it linked him forever with Ayers and Dohrn, with whom, as his campaign has acknowledged, he continues to have a friendly relationship.
Ayers and Dohrn were famous radicals, and fugitives from the law, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dohrn, actually, was the more famous of the two; she was the head, as I recall, of Students for a Democratic Society or one of its factions. Dohrn was crazy. She is the only public figure, to my knowledge, to approve publicly and enthusiastically of the Charles Manson murders. (READ at Powerline)

Regulation Does Not Decrease Risk - It Decreases Our Freedom

The Objective Standard has an interesting interview with The Capitalist Pig founder Jonathan Hoenig regarding Hedge Funds. He says that Hedge Funds are similar to mutual funds except they are required to accept funds only from "accredited individuals" that is people who have a liquid net worth of at least 1 million dollars or who make more than $200,000 a year. Mutual funds are regulated - Hedge Funds are not but there have been calls in Washington to regulate them. Here is what Mr. Hoenig says about this.

Hedge-fund managers, like all investors, allocate wealth to create more wealth. They do so by analyzing markets and placing capital in accordance with their best judgment. In a word, they do it by “speculating”—an activity that could be seen as a bad thing only by those who regard thinking, planning, and judging as bad things. In the aggregate, successful hedge funds create massive amounts of wealth by investing intelligently. This benefits their investors and spurs the economy in general...

I have to laugh whenever I hear that hedge funds are these unregulated bandits, running rampant through the capital markets and wreaking havoc at every turn. While laughably false, however, this idea fuels conspiracy theorists who claim that a secret cabal of hedge-fund investors is behind the scenes pulling the markets’ strings. Oil going up? Must be the hedge funds cornering the market. Stocks going down? Must be the hedge funds selling short. They are scapegoats for every market malady.

The reality is that hedge funds are already heavily regulated. As I mentioned earlier, hedge funds are limited by the government to wealthy investors. And while mutual funds and brokers spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on advertising, hedge funds aren’t allowed to promote or publicly solicit business in any fashion. You’ve never seen a billboard, TV spot, or magazine or direct mail advertisement for a hedge fund—because such promotions are illegal. Can you think of any other industry that is subject to such oppressive constraints?

Additional regulations and higher tax rates for hedge funds will only further violate the rights of managers and investors, by further restricting their ability to pursue rational, wealth-creating investment strategies, and by seizing more of their hard-earned profits. ..

In a free market, Madoff could never have gotten away with such massive fraud, because in a free market, people don’t rely on bureaucrats to do their thinking. They rely on themselves and on paid experts and on reputable ratings agencies—which, in a free market, would not be in bed with the government, as many of them are today, because a free market entails complete separation of economics and state.

Regulation doesn’t eliminate fraud; it only short-circuits the market’s ability to detect it. Just as Sarbanes-Oxley didn’t eliminate financial crime after Enron, the forthcoming reregulation of the financial markets will not thwart the Bernie Madoffs. It will only violate rights, raise costs, and curtail growth. (READ Here in TOS).

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Night of The Living Government" Coming To Destroy Your City and Your Productivity Soon

Watch this video with Andrew Klavan comparing Night of the Living Dead zombies with DC politicians. He calls it "Night of the Living Government" where he compares zombies who don't create anything but in fact devour people's flesh to our government who also does not create anything but devours our productivity and earnings. BUT the zombies are honest at least they don't go around telling people that it's good for them like the government does. Our government tells us that everything they do for us is for our own good. It's power versus our freedom. As Klavan so eloquently puts it: every $ that the government takes from you is more power for them and less freedom for you because that is a dollar you can't spend they way you'd like to spend it! WATCH OUT FOR THE 'NIGHT OF THE LIVING GOVERNMENT'.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Obama Healthcare Shenanigans - Don't Believe Him

Obama the magician will now make health care more affordable for everyone and government will direct the orchestra. They will make crucial decisions of life and death and with that, they will throw the elderly out of the boat because there are going to be too many of them-so let them die. Thomas Sowell does a good job of showing us the con job that Obama is foisting on us. Don't believe this scam - we must fight tooth and nail for a PRIVATE health care system..Government stay out!

The government does not have some magic wand that can "bring down the cost of health care." It can buy a smaller quantity or lower quality of medical care, as other countries with government-run medical care do.

It can decide not to spend as much money on the elderly as is being spent now. That can save a lot of money-- if you think having a parent die earlier is a bargain.

The idea of a "duty to die" has been making some headway in recent years around the fringes of the left. It is perfectly consistent with the fundamental notion of the left, that decisions should be transferred from ordinary citizens to government elites.

Liberals don't have to advocate it. But, once you have bureaucrats empowered to decide what treatments you can and cannot get, they may well decide that money spent keeping some 75-year-old grandmother alive for a couple of more years could be better spent politically by enabling ten younger people to have acupuncture or visit a shrink.

Even if her children or grandchildren are willing to spend their own money to keep grandma alive, when bureaucrats control the necessary technology or medication they may decide that it is not for sale.

Those pushing for government-controlled medical care say that you can keep your doctor. But bureaucrats in Washington will decide whether what your doctor prescribes will be allowed. Talking about your doctor is another distraction from the crucial question of who will actually have the power to decide, which can be the power of life and death. Read the whole article here at CAPMAG.

Why Doesn't Mainstream Media Report Both Sides?

Ahhhh...our mainstream media...can be counted on to report on an issue from all angles so we can look at the evidence and decide for ourselves. Oh! Sorry, that was the media 60 years ago... Today the mainstream media decides which side is true according to their gospel then presents the "debate" only from that angle. So things must be getting scarier for MSBNC, NBC, ABC and CNN when more and more scientists are presenting us with evidence that global warming is caused by NATURAL EVENTS. Gheeees, who woulda thunk!

Climate Change: A new scientific paper says that man has had little or nothing to do with global temperature variations. Maybe the only place it's really getting hotter is in Al Gore's head.

Because he must be getting flustered now, what with his efforts to save the benighted world from global warming continually being exposed as a fraud.

The true believers will not be moved by the peer-reviewed findings of Chris de Freitas, John McLean and Bob Carter, scientists at universities in Australia and New Zealand.

Warming advocates have too much invested in perpetuating the myth. (And are probably having too much fun calling those who don't agree with them "deniers" and likening skeptics to fascists.)

But these scientists have made an important contribution to the debate that Gore says doesn't exist.

Their research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, indicates that nature, not man, has been the dominant force in climate change in the late 20th century.

"The surge in global temperatures since 1977 can be attributed to a 1976 climate shift in the Pacific Ocean that made warming El Nino conditions more likely than they were over the previous 30 years and cooling La Nina conditions less likely" says co-author de Freitas.

"We have shown that internal global climate-system variability accounts for at least 80% of the observed global climate variation over the past half-century. It may even be more if the period of influence of major volcanoes can be more clearly identified and the corresponding data excluded from the analysis."

These findings are largely being ignored by the mainstream media...

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Strings of Power and Money

Barack Obama was a community organizer and worked for Acorn. The more we hear of the intense investigation of this Acorn the more we realize how corrupt this organization is. Obama has been described as the consummate organizer and that is how he behaves in the White House. Again I will say it: Obama and the left are after power and money. Their disguise? Socialism...for America, where they can pull the strings of power and money. Read IBD's "Millions to Stimulate Criminality".

Corruption: A nonprofit group committing a crime conjures up images of terrorist fundraising. But $8.5 billion in taxpayer money may go to specialists in political terror: the tax-exempt scam artists of Acorn.

Did Democrats come to their present dominance of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington thanks in large part to a "syndicate of tax-exempt organizations" that "has coordinated and implemented a nationwide strategy of tax fraud, racketeering, money-laundering and manipulating the American electorate"?

The reams of evidence provided by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking Republican Darrell Issa of California and his GOP colleagues on the panel strongly suggest so.

Their more-than-80-page report charges that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn) uses "a complex structure designed to conceal illegal activities" — 361 different entities in 120 cities, 43 states and the District of Columbia, amounting to a "shell game" that "diverts taxpayer and tax-exempt monies into partisan political activities."
The group has over the last 15 years received in excess of $53 million in federal funds. Moreover, as the report warns, "under the Obama administration, Acorn stands to receive a whopping $8.5 billion in available stimulus funds."

Acorn's improprieties, of course, are not news... (READ HERE at IBD)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

CNN's Rick Sanchez Does Group Think Not Individual Think

Listen to CNN's Rick Sanchez interviewing three black men and acting incredulous that they planned to vote for McCain and not for Obama. Gheeees talk about racism. So a black person cannot think for himself he has to group think? Did Mr Sanchez vote for Obama and if he did why didn't he vote for McCain - the white guy?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

President Obama Are You A Wanna Be Dictator?

What better evidence than who Obama chooses to defend in Honduras. He presumes to want to uphold the rule of law but excuse me - defending a thug dictator like Zelaya and rushing to consult with Chavez a man who stole the elections in Venezuela? In his heart of heart all of his actions show that our President is far left of center. He swoons before dictators and other leftist thugs. Read O'Grady's column at WSJ.

When Hugo Chávez makes a personal appeal to Washington for help, as he did 11 days ago, it raises serious questions about the signals that President Barack Obama is sending to the hemisphere's most dangerous dictator.

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya (left) with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias.
At issue is Mr. Chávez's determination to restore deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya to power through multilateral pressure. His phone call to a State Department official showed that his campaign was not going well and that he thought he could get U.S. help.

This is not good news for the region. The Venezuelan may feel that his aims have enough support from the U.S. and the Organization of American States (OAS) that he would be justified in forcing Mr. Zelaya on Honduras by supporting a violent overthrow of the current government. That he has reason to harbor such a view is yet another sign that the Obama administration is on the wrong side of history.

In the three weeks since the Honduran Congress moved to defend the country's constitution by relieving Mr. Zelaya of his presidential duties, it has become clear that his arrest was both lawful and a necessary precaution against violence.

Mr. Zelaya was trying to use mob rule to undermine Honduras's institutions in much the same way that Mr. Chávez has done in Venezuela. But as Washington lawyer Miguel Estrada pointed out in the Los Angeles Times on July 10, Mr. Zelaya's actions were expressly forbidden by the Honduran constitution.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Gangster Government

America is fast becoming an economy run by cartels...not mafia run cartels government run cartels and the first one was our auto industry. Listen to Michele Bachmann, representative from Minnesota explain.

Keeping Quiet Is Not An Option When You Dream of Liberty.

Yaron Brooks speech at the Boston Tea Party on July 4th - in defense of freedom from government intrusion into our lives.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Org Chart of House Dem's Health Plan-A NIGHTMARE

Click on the title of this blog and it will take you America's Right website where you can enlarge this chart and see for youself how perverse, evil and unmanageable this government healthcare boondoggle will be.

The Cancer of The Perversion and Corruption of Individual Rights

Listen to this stirring speeches given on July 4th at the Tea Party in Boston. Americans need to be refreshed with the stirring words of American freedom and individual rights. Speaking are John Lewis.

Government Run Health Care - Surely, You're Joking Mr. Obama

If anyone knows of any country that has instituted a National Health care plan which has worked - that is doctors can make a deserved good living and patients get the products they want in order to take care of their health then please email me...I would love to see a positive in this Obama Care baloney that he's foisting on us. Not only will we get BAD government care but we'll be paying through the teeth for it to boot. Now if that's not a toxic combination calling for a revolt I don't know what is! And talk about a power grab - this would be the biggest intervention of the government into private affairs EVER! Please show me where in the constitution it says that the President's role is to inflict himself between the doctor and the patient?

Paying For Reform: New data from a nonpartisan think tank confirm our worst fears about health care reform: The plans proposed by the White House and Congress will lead to economically ruinous tax hikes.

...Likely missing from their pitch will be the tragic cost it will mean for the economy once the huge new tax hikes to pay for it are in place. The House bill, for instance, is estimated to cost $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion over 10 years. To pay for it, the White House has proposed raising taxes by $544 billion, almost all on the "rich" — those in the top 5% of incomes.

That leaves a $1 trillion gap. Where will the rest of the money come from? The government claims it will be able to "save" that amount. But please name any government program that saves money over a private one. The only way government will save money is to ration care — that is, give you less medical care at lower quality. Is that your idea of reform?

...These new taxes will have a devastating effect on the economy. According to the National Tax Foundation, the top total tax rate on Americans — that is, state, local and federal taxes — will top 50% in 39 states.

Will entrepreneurs and small businesses expand and create new jobs if they know more than half what they earn will be taken by government? Not likely.
Two million jobs have been lost this year. If you think that, and 9.5% unemployment, is bad, wait till health reform passes.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Democrats Living in Alice's World

Read the latest absurd world the dems live in. A world where up is down and their skewed view of the world is right. IBD describes this upside down world we currently live in.

The latest media kerfuffle over the supposedly secret "plan" to kidnap or kill al-Qaida leaders shows just how pathetic our Congress has become. Gee, aren't we supposed to kidnap or kill the enemy?

The Democrats, still stinging from the stunning revelation that Rep. Nancy Pelosi lied about being briefed by the CIA about waterboarding, have whipped up a new spy scandal to even the score against the CIA.

To make it even more damaging, they've thrown in former Vice President Dick Cheney for good measure, charging that he pushed a covert program to kill or capture al-Qaida's leaders through the CIA. The plan began after 9/11, when President Bush authorized a secret program to capture or kill al-Qaida terrorists.

This is a rare two-fer for the Democrats: They protect one of their own (Pelosi) while going after the now departed bogeyman (Cheney), whom they've tried to build up as an archvillain who tricked Americans into deposing Iraq's lovable Saddam Hussein. (READ HERE)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Something Rotten in the State of Massachussets-Let's Not Do It!

Regarding Government run HealthCare why isn't Washington looking at the fiasco that is now occurring in Massachusetts thanks to former Governor Mitt Romney? There's a Law in that state that mandates every individual to buy health insurance or face a penalty. Surprise of surprises, the young people have found out a way to circumvent the obligatory purchase of a product they DON"T WANT! The Wall Street Journal article's subtitle is "Massachusetts shows how ObamaCare would really work". So having this example of "something's rotten in the state of Massachusetts" why aren't our politicians gleaming some insights and lessons from this? The only thing that occurs to me is POWER AND MONEY. What else could it be? Read this editorial in the Wall Street Journal.

...Yet these mandates allow people to wait until they're sick, or just before they're about to incur major medical expenses, to buy insurance. This drives up costs for everyone else, which helps explain why small-group coverage in Massachusetts is so much more expensive than in most of the country. Mr. Romney argued -- as Democrats are arguing now -- that the individual mandate would make that problem disappear, since everyone is always supposed to be covered.

Well, the returns are rolling in, and a useful case study comes from the community-based health plan Harvard-Pilgrim. CEO Charlie Baker reports that his company has seen an "astonishing" uptick in people buying coverage for a few months at a time, running up high medical bills, and then dumping the policy after treatment is completed and paid for. Harvard-Pilgrim estimates that between April 2008 and March 2009, about 40% of its new enrollees stayed with it for fewer than five months and on average incurred about $2,400 per person in monthly medical expenses. That's about 600% higher than Harvard-Pilgrim would have otherwise expected. (READ AT WSJ).

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Greatest Economic Calamity of Our Lifetime Caused by Politicians

"Rep. Darrell Issa of California, ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has released a report that every American should read." So writes an editorial in Investor's Business Daily of July 10th. I have copied the first two paragraphs directly from Mr. Issa's report and links to IBD and the report itself. Read this if you're interested in knowing just how corrupt and insane our politicians are.

The housing bubble that burst in 2007 and led to a financial crisis can be traced back to federal government intervention in the U.S. housing market intended to help provide homeownership opportunities for more Americans. This intervention began with two government-backed corporations, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which privatized their profits but socialized their risks, creating powerful incentives for them to act recklessly and exposing taxpayers to tremendous losses. Government intervention also created “affordable” but dangerous lending policies which encouraged lower down payments, looser underwriting standards and higher leverage. Finally, government intervention created a nexus of vested interests – politicians, lenders and lobbyists – who profited from the “affordable” housing market and acted to kill reforms. In the short run, this government intervention was successful in its stated goal – raising the national homeownership rate. However, the ultimate effect was to create a mortgage tsunami that wrought devastation on the American people and economy. While government intervention was not the sole cause of the financial crisis, its role was significant and has received too little attention.

In recent months it has been impossible to watch a television news program without seeing a Member of Congress or an Administration official put forward a new recovery proposal or engage in the public flogging of a financial company official whose poor decisions, and perhaps greed, resulted in huge losses and great suffering. Ironically, some of these same Washington officials were, all too recently, advocates of the very mortgage lending policies that led to economic turmoil. In a number of cases, political officials even engaged in unethical conduct, helping their political allies, family members and even themselves obtain lucrative positions in the mortgage lending industry and other benefits. At a time when government intervention in private markets has become alarmingly common, government “affordable housing” initiatives offer important lessons about the dangers of government efforts to manipulate or conjure outcomes in the market.
(Read Issa's report here and IBD's summary here).

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Our Real Freedom May Turn Into a Fake Freedom

Our democracy and freedom is an idea and as such has to be defended at every instance or we will lose it. Types like Chavez and Putin are claiming that they have a democracy but we all should understand that these are fake democracies and the goal of these types of leaders is to confuse the issue between a real democracy of real freedom and one of fake freedom. Daniel Henninger at the Wall Street Journal discusses this important difference that Americans and Obama must understand if we are to remain a free nation - after all as our Founding Fathers were all too aware of - we could lose it if we don't nurture and protect it.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Today's Government Takeover of Our Lives Was Foretold 50 years Ago in Atlas Shrugged

"Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted--and you create a nation of law-breakers -- and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon; that's the game and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: quote is from the conversation between Dr. Ferris of the State Science Institute and businessman Hank Reardon.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Obama Will Go Down in History As The Destroyer

Investor's Business Daily lays out Obama's plan for wrecking our country. Who needs enemies? His administration will cause more destruction and wrecked human lives than any warmongering country or two-bit dictator from the middle east. What are we as Americans doing about all this anti-business, anti-American values, big government and power grab coming out of Washington? Where are the Conservatives? Who will defend us from this destruction?

...At this point in a normal downturn lasting 11 months, the economy should be booming — with big jumps in GDP and 300,000 new jobs each month coming mostly from the private sector.

But 18 months into this downturn, we're still losing jobs — with 2.7 million gone in the private sector just since January, when the Democrats took full control of the government.

Shrinking GDP has crushed investment. First quarter gross private domestic investment — a proxy for business investment — plunged 20%, or nearly $450 billion, annually. The outlook is grim.

Worse, the June jobs data mark a milestone of sorts: Our unemployment rate equals that of the no-growth Eurozone nations.

Why is this job decline happening? The private sector — the real engine of economic and job growth — won't hire because it's scared of what it sees coming out of Washington.

On the horizon, as far as the eye can see, are higher taxes, uncontrolled spending and layers upon layers of new regulations.

Who would hire new workers faced with that?

Also, the federal government is meddling in the private sector as never before — in essence, nationalizing two of the three major carmakers ...

• Health insurance reform: Estimates for reforming our medical care range from $1 trillion to $3.6 trillion, with much of the bill footed by businesses. All to take care of 46 million uninsured.
But 10 million of those aren't citizens. And according to former CBO chief June O'Neill, 43% of the total could afford to buy coverage but don't. So the problem is much smaller than people think.

As for current plans to take over our health care system, they'll barely help. According to Congress' own think tank, spending $1 trillion will only remove 16 million from the 46 million uninsured.

• Cap and trade: A major reshaping of our nation's energy policy will include massive new taxes, mostly on businesses, and cause our economy to crater. Most depressingly, despite taxing businesses and consumers to the hilt, the Waxman-Markey climate stabilization act will not remove one ounce of carbon from our atmosphere over the next decade.

It's nothing but a huge scam that will bankrupt any business that relies heavily on energy...,

Taken together, all these new programs would mean sky-high new taxes, more regulations and the biggest expansion of government since FDR's New Deal.

That's not a good thing. Unemployment during the New Deal averaged 17%, and government meddling turned what should have been a garden-variety downturn into a 27% collapse in GDP — the Great Depression.

Washington seems desperate to duplicate that failure. (READ the whole article here)

Monday, July 06, 2009

Jon Stewart's Shameful Ignorance About The Japanese in WWII

You would think that a satirist such as Jon Stewart would at minimum know history before offering an opinion about Harry Truman and the dropping of the Atom Bombs, dubbed Fat Man and Little Boy, on Japan during World War II. But this is how many Americans, woefully ignorant of history, speak - in generalizations and cliches. Stewart righteously claims that the US should have "dropped the first atomic bomb 15 miles off the shore of Japan as a warning" to the Japanese military. He totally ignores the fanaticism of the Japanese Imperial Army and the Imperial Family. Death and total annihilation of Japan if necessary was their end game in order to defeat the enemy.

Listen to this fascinating presentation by Bill Whittle on Pajamas TV for a history lesson all Americans need and to understand the morality of what we did.

Putin and Obama - Kindred Spirits?

Instead of keeping our enemies at bay Obama feels the need to rush forth and extend a hand to all kinds of dictators and power lusters. Take the example of what the leader of the free is doing in Honduras. Demanding that elections be honored for man that is a Chavez puppet! Now Obama travels to Russia to meet with another thug - Putin - calling for a "reset" in U.S. - Russian relations. What does that mean? That we should embrace any strongman out there? The way to fight FOR FREEDOM is to deter AGAINST power lusters and the foes of freedom. Or does Obama feel he is meeting with a kindred spirit? Hmmm - after what this President has done to our free market economy one wonders what side of the coin this man is on?

President Barack Obama arrives here today facing a dilemma of his own making. Having called for a "reset" in U.S.-Russian relations, the U.S. side is virtually obliged to make some new overtures. But Russia does not need to be engaged. It needs to be deterred.

The expectations that Mr. Obama has inspired are substantial. Both officials and ordinary citizens in Russia interpret the call for a reset as an admission of U.S. guilt for ignoring Russia's interests. Sergei Rybakov, the Russian deputy foreign minister, said that mutual trust was "lacking over the last several years." It was the task of the U.S. to show its good intentions with "concrete actions" because in Russia, the U.S. is "deeply distrusted."

Accepting the Russian view of reality on the issues that divide the U.S. and Russia, however, would be a grave mistake. Russia aspires to resurrect a version of the Soviet Union in which it projects power and dominates its neighbors. To encourage its ambitions in any way would be to undermine not only U.S. security but, in the long run, the security of Russia as well.

There are three important areas of conflict between the U.S. and Russia: NATO expansion, the U.S. missile shield in Eastern Europe and the Russian human rights situation. In each case, any reset should be on the Russian side.

The most urgent issue may be NATO expansion. There are serious indications that Russia is preparing for a second invasion of Georgia. The first Georgian war was accompanied by a burst of patriotism in Russia but didn't achieve its strategic objectives. Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili remains in power and Georgia remains a supply corridor to the West for energy from Central Asia and the Caspian Sea. Many Russian leaders want to finish the job. At a televised forum in December, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was asked about press reports that he had told French president Nicolas Sarkozy that Mr. Saakashvili should be "hung by his ba**s." He replied, "Why only by one part?" (The President's Mission to Moscow by David Satter).

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Government! Get Out of the Economy NOW!

More and more writers and analysts are seeing this Obama led boondoggle of spending, and more spending with money we don't have as a terrible blow to our economy as our debts get to crushing heights and jobs a disappearing faster than we can say Happy 4th of July! For June alone 467,000 jobs evaporated. Investors Business Daily lays it all out - the path we are headed down is NOT full of flowers and birds chirping. Obama is the leader of the greatest crash in United States history. .. and it didn't have to be that way.

..In other words, all this spending and taxing will crater the economy — and the estimate doesn't include the spending planned for medical insurance reform and cap and trade.

Nor does it include the dizzying array of new taxes the White House and Congress are considering. They range from a European-style value-added tax, which helped turn the EU into a stagnant mess with virtually no job creation, to new taxes on health care, energy, incomes and a slew of other things.

In the coming weeks, we will tell you how we got into this mess — hint: Government played a key role — and how we can get out of it. It will take huge cuts in spending, a willingness to let bad businesses go bust, and broad tax cuts to get our economy moving again.

This, by the way, worked in the 1920s, it worked in the 1960s, it worked in the 1980s. It even worked after 9/11, and it'll work again.

America needs jobs, but its businesses can't create them as long as they remain under the thumb of a high-taxing, runaway-spending, overregulating, entrepreneur-smothering Big Government. (READ IBD: Stop The Madness That's Killing Jobs)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Why America Was The Greatest Nation Ever

July 4th is a special holiday for Americans because it reminds us that we are privileged to be able to live in a country where individual freedom is valued. But this freedom of each person to live his own life the way he sees fit has never been under greater threat than it is today with the leftist ideologues in Washington.

The reason we celebrate July 4th is because a tiny colony managed to throw off the yoke of tyranny from the most powerful nation at the time: England. But what do we have to celebrate today? We are plunging ourselves ever deeper into the mire of tyranny and subjugation as the tentacles of government stretch outward to engulf us the people in its rapacious grasp and lust for power.

Why have we allowed this to happen? Because we don't remember and appreciate that what has made us great as a nation is the idea of INDIVIDUAL liberty and a person's right to pursue his happiness as he sees fit. Western culture is the best because of the core values that we have, which are: Reason, individual liberty and science and technology

As Edwin A. Locke writes at
The result of these core achievements was an increase in freedom, wealth, health, comfort, and life expectancy unprecedented in the history of the world. These Western achievements were greatest in the country where the principles of reason and rights were implemented most consistently -- the United States of America. In contrast, it was precisely in those (third-world) countries which did not embrace reason, rights, and technology where people suffered (and still suffer) most from both natural and man-made disasters (famine, poverty, illness, dictatorship) and where life-expectancy was (and is) lowest. It is said that primitives live "in harmony with nature," but in reality they are simply victims of the vicissitudes of nature -- if some dictator does not kill them first

...Despite its undeniable triumphs, America is by no means secure. Its core principles are under attack from every direction -- by religious zealots who want to undermine the separation of church and state, and by its own intellectuals, who are denouncing reason in the name of skepticism, rights in the name of special entitlements, and progress in the name of environmentalism. We are heading rapidly toward the destruction of our core values and the dead end of nihilism. The core values and achievements of the West and of America must be asserted proudly and defended to the death. Our lives depend on them.

Let's assert today, July 4th, 2009, that we will defend liberty against encroachments from anyone and from any direction: This includes fighting against government control of our economy, education, and how we live our own lives. From every angle the past 100 years has seen a tremendous loss of freedom for Americans. We are told how to live our lives in every aspect imaginable. We are taxed for things that our Founding Fathers would take up arms against yet we meekly accept every transgression of government against the individual and our pursuit of happiness - from the ridiculous "cap and trade" bill that just passed in the House to the forthcoming climate change bill - we are being made slaves to the state.

Our children and their children will be in hock to the government who thinks they are better able to decide how each of us should live. Will we cry in the near future that what a shame for America, the land of the free and the brave, that it should have survived for barely 200 years with freedom? (READ
Edwin Locke at CapMag

Friday, July 03, 2009

Geoffrey Canada - A True Educator

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I came across this Colbert Report video interviewing an interesting man that is passionate about educating poor children - listen to Mr Geoffrey present his Harlem program for educating children and how successful he has been. If this is all true then we need more programs like this to replace our lousy public schools and not just in Harlem!

Mr. Canada, a 57-year-old social worker, calls his strategy the "conveyor belt," because it aims to give children an intensive experience in a succession of programs until they graduate from college. Children in pre-kindergarten are taught foreign languages, for instance. From there, children enter Mr. Canada's charter schools with longer school days and a calendar lasting until the first week of August.

The approach is starting to deliver results. Last year, nearly all the third-graders in Mr. Canada's charter schools scored at or above grade-level in math, better than recent citywide averages. Eighth-graders outperformed the average New York student in math, according to New York state data.

"The math thing is just so far above anything I've ever seen," says Roland Fryer, a Harvard economist who heads a new education lab. "The real hard work is to figure out why it's working and whether that kind of thing can be exported so we can help more kids."

This Administration's Pure Dishonesty Regarding "Global Warming"

If you still are unsure about the depths of dishonesty of Obama and his gang in Washington please read Strassel's piece at the WSJ. Truth will come out and it appears that it's starting to do so now. These people at the EPA will do ANYTHING to silence even a hint of dissent about the gospel of global-warming according to the EPA! The road to serfdom starts in Washington....beware.

In March, the Obama EPA prepared to engage the global-warming debate in an astounding new way, by issuing an "endangerment" finding on carbon. It establishes that carbon is a pollutant, and thereby gives the EPA the authority to regulate it -- even if Congress doesn't act.

Around this time, Mr. Carlin and a colleague presented a 98-page analysis arguing the agency should take another look, as the science behind man-made global warming is inconclusive at best. The analysis noted that global temperatures were on a downward trend. It pointed out problems with climate models. It highlighted new research that contradicts apocalyptic scenarios. "We believe our concerns and reservations are sufficiently important to warrant a serious review of the science by EPA," the report read.

The response to Mr. Carlin was an email from his boss, Al McGartland, forbidding him from "any direct communication" with anyone outside of his office with regard to his analysis. When Mr. Carlin tried again to disseminate his analysis, Mr. McGartland decreed: "The administrator and the administration have decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision. . . . I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office." (Emphasis added.)

Mr. McGartland blasted yet another email: "With the endangerment finding nearly final, you need to move on to other issues and subjects. I don't want you to spend any additional EPA time on climate change. No papers, no research etc, at least until we see what EPA is going to do with Climate." Ideology? Nope, not here. Just us science folk. Honest. (READ HERE)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Our Politicians and President Are Tying Up Our hands

If we're honest with ourselves the future of America is in jeopardy what with this insane spending, high taxes looming in the near future and a President that won't stand up for freedom in any of it's forms be they individual freedom for citizens to live their own lives without interference from dumb politicians or the freedom demands of other nations such as Iran and Honduras, or freedom of business owners to run their own businesses as they see fit. Read this IBD article below.

...In other words, all this spending and taxing will crater the economy — and the estimate doesn't include the spending planned for medical insurance reform and cap and trade.

Nor does it include the dizzying array of new taxes the White House and Congress are considering. They range from a European-style value-added tax, which helped turn the EU into a stagnant mess with virtually no job creation, to new taxes on health care, energy, incomes and a slew of other things.

In the coming weeks, we will tell you how we got into this mess — hint: Government played a key role — and how we can get out of it. It will take huge cuts in spending, a willingness to let bad businesses go bust, and broad tax cuts to get our economy moving again.

This, by the way, worked in the 1920s, it worked in the 1960s, it worked in the 1980s. It even worked after 9/11, and it'll work again.

America needs jobs, but its businesses can't create them as long as they remain under the thumb of a high-taxing, runaway-spending, overregulating, entrepreneur-smothering Big Government. (READ AT IBD).

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Trusting Obama On Health Care? Really? Ask Canada

If we don't wake up soon and say NO to nationalized healthcare we'll be headed down Canada's socialized "not enough healthecare for anyone" path. We have to put a stop to this nonsense. You and I know that this Obama care will not work. In fact there's a movement now to reverse Canada's socialized medicine and make it a market based healt care system. Can't we learn from the fools before us that have already tried this idiotic idea of government run medical care? It's all about power, otherwise, it makes no sense.

...In 2007, a Canadian woman gave birth to extremely rare identical quadruplets — Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia Jepps. They were born in the United States to Canadian parents because there was again no space available at any Canadian neonatal care unit. All they had was a wing and a prayer.

The Jepps, a nurse and a respiratory technician flew from Calgary, a city of a million people, 325 miles to Benefit Hospital in Great Falls, Mont., a city of 56,000…

A child born in Hong Kong or Japan that lives less than a day is reported as a "miscarriage" and not counted. In Switzerland and other parts of Europe, a baby is not counted as a baby if it is less than 30 centimeters in length.

In 2007, there were at least 40 mothers and their babies who were airlifted from British Columbia alone to the U.S. because Canadian hospitals didn't have room. It's worth noting that since 2000, 42 of the world's 52 surviving babies weighing less than 400g (0.9 pounds) were born in the U.S.

It must be embarrassing to Canada that a G-7 economy and a country of 30 million people can't offer the same level of health care as a town of just over 50,000 in rural Montana. Where will Canada send its preemies and other critical patients when we adopt their health care system? (READ the whole article here)