Monday, August 31, 2009

With a "Republican" Like McCain Who Needs Enemies?

I just returned from vacation in America's beautiful west, in fact, near McCain's home state. I'm starting to believe that it's time McCain take a vacation from politics - a permanent one. This guy is loony and he just does not seem to understand the dire situation we are in economically thanks to Bush number 2 and now this committed socialist we have in the White House. For Mr. McCain, maybe it's time he enjoy his old age and settle down to live out the rest of his life in his mansions in Arizona and wherever else he has them and allow us poorer folk to fight the good fight without his incessant and foolish meddling during these very dangerous times as our country is forced to the extreme left. What we need are leaders that will put us back on track - the track that leads us back to our fabled Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

Health Care: "First, do no harm" is never the maxim of Washington politicians. With a public uprising killing ObamaCare, Sen. John McCain wants "to sit down with the president" and resuscitate it.

There seems to be a disconnect in McCain's head, however, between getting good reforms and what he knows the Democrats will do as the majority...

The American people, already spooked at this year's government spending spree, are rightly scared to death at the costs of Obama-Care — another matter on which the administration has been deceptive. Tuesday, new numbers showed that the federal budget deficit will be far higher than expected — nearly $1.6 trillion for the year, amounting to more debt than since the aftermath of World War II.

After a $787 billion politicized stimulus package, and unemployment still headed to double digits, the people are letting their representatives know in person that enough is enough. And their voices are being heard. Even liberal Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., a strong proponent of government-managed reform, pronounced Obama-Care dead for the year before a large Wisconsin crowd last week.

...Key Democrats now admit that a popular uprising has succeeded in derailing the radical health care revolution that Democrats have in mind. Even left-wing politicians now see that Americans prefer standing pat to socialism. Why does Sen. McCain want to get us back on such a dangerous track? (Read at IBD)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Obama Merry-Go-Round of Anti-Americanism

And it goes on and on and on and on....when will the merry-go-round stop? Nobody knows. The current evil that our military did was fight Al Qaeda and actually use torture to extract crucial information! Wow! Maybe Obama and Holder have some supernatural power to extract information from these terrorists (who by the way will die gladly for their cause) using soft pillows and Hilton Hotel luxury beds. IBD's "The Justice Department's War on Heroes" asks how will our sworn enemies view this weakness. All these people understand is power - I'll leave it to you to guess what may happen under this administration to our soil and people.

National Security: Appointing a prosecutor to harass CIA interrogators exposes this administration's priorities: The global war on terror takes a back seat to terrorizing some of America's most selfless warriors.

If you look closely, you can see insidious attempts to weaken Americans' post-9/11 resolve to win against Islamist terrorism, no matter what it cost or how long it took.
Pentagon staff members were informed a mere two months after President Obama's inauguration, for instance, that we were no longer engaged in a "global war on terror"; what America was now waging was an "overseas contingency operation."

Then in April, as the American Spectator's Matthew Vadum pointed out Monday, the president signed a law re-jiggering 9/11 into a "National Day of Service" that will demean the Pearl Harbor Day of the 21st century "into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing." (Read the rest if you stomach it at IBD).

Monday, August 24, 2009

Most Government Run Things are Crap and We The People Have to Pay For It.

So in the end Americans are the dupes for politicians desire to control us in every way imaginable. Do you want a government hack looking over your records and telling the doctor what he can do and not do to keep you alive and healthy? Over at Richard E. Ralston writes:

George Orwell is alive and writing new fiction about Congress legislating expanded government control of health care. Or at least it seems that way.

A growing and ominous trend lately is the inversion of language to couch further government intervention in the name of liberating "reform."

…For instance, if you want to eliminate the secret ballot in union-organized elections and force workers to vote in clear sight of their employer and a union enforcer, call it "The Employee Freedom of Choice Act."

There are many more flagrant examples of doublethink in the debate on health care. And it becomes increasingly difficult to have a sane discussion when too many words are used as the opposite of their proper meaning. It can even confuse journalists.

President Obama has frequently reassured us that, if we are happy with our present insurance, there is no cause for alarm—our right to keep it will not be denied. Of course, it will no longer exist in a few years, so the right to keep it is pointless…

If you have an individual insurance policy, your right to keep it will be meaningless when it cannot compete with government insurance. Private insurers will be forced out of the game as the public plan draws unlimited credit from a government cashier playing with a stacked deck from a dealer who forces the other players to cover the government's bets. Yet this is the solution offered to head off the so-called "predatory" nature of a free market, in the name of promoting "healthy competition." (Read

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Marine Corp Vet Bravely Stands Up To The Left and Demands To be Left Alone

A Marine Corp vet stands up to be counted. How? He demands that the government stay away from his kids, his healthcare and he reminds us that it was the Nazis who were the Nationalist Socialist Party and took over almost the whole economy of Germany. A great video defending America: the America of individualism and freedom.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Will America End Up Under The Rot of Socialism?

“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.” — Thomas Jefferson

Our Found Fathers had a very basic premise upon which they based all the worth of the new nation they invented: a man's right to his own life, to his own liberty, to the pursuit of his own happiness. This is so profound an idea that to this day many do not understand it. They did not say for man to sacrifice - no their dictum was for a man to be left alone so he could pursue his values as he sees fit so long as he abides by the law of the land.

What is it about this idea that liberals like Obama and Pelosi find so repelling? What is it in the soul of a liberal that wants to rule over everyone and proscribe his every move and even ideas?

"The basic and crucial political issue of our age is: capitalism versus socialism, or freedom versus statism. For decades, this issue has been silenced, suppressed, evaded, and hidden under the foggy, undefined rubber-terms of "conservatism" and "liberalism" which has lost their original meaning and could be stretched to mean all things to all men.

The goal of the "liberals"-as it emerges from the record of the past decades-was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot-by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli. (Ayn Rand in " 'Extremism,' or The Art of Smearing" in Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal pg 178)

"One of the Great Frankenstein Experiments in American History"

Rick Perry, one of a very small number of successful governors said this recently about Obamacare:

"To me, this is one of the great Frankenstein experimentations in American history. We've seen that movie before. It was from 1932 to 1940."

..."I grew up in a house with no running water, 16 miles from the closest place that had a post office," he recalls. "I had a very parochial view of the world."

The Wall Street Journal continues the interview:

He became an Air Force pilot and went off to countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Italy, returning to Paint Creek in 1977—only to grow restless on the family farm. He sought a political outlet.

In 1985, Mr. Perry represented a rural West Texas district in the state legislature; in 1990, he was elected state commissioner of agriculture; in 1998, he was elected lieutenant governor under then-Gov. George W. Bush. He became governor when Mr. Bush won the presidency in 2000, and Mr. Perry was chosen by the voters themselves in 2002 and 2006.

Mr. Perry now has the distinction of being the longest-serving governor in Texas history...

When I ask him if Mr. Obama's policies would send this country down the same path as California, Mr. Perry lunges forward, "If you want to know what this guy's policies are doing, it's been written about before."

"Read that book. Read this book," he says, gesturing toward the nearby table. ..."The Road to Serfdom" by Frederick Hayek and "The 5000 Year Leap" by W. Cleon Skousen. "Read Amity Shlaes's 'The Forgotten Man.' Amity's book is very eye-opening—scary—for me."

To the governor, one of the scariest policies is the national health-care bill. "I think it'll die. I think Americans are catching on. That's the reason that Rahm Emanuel and his guys were trying to push it through so fast, because they know [that once] Americans see what this is going to do—limiting their access to health care, costing them more—they're going to oppose it. And interestingly, you know who's against this more than anybody? The elderly. They figured this bill out...(Read at WSJ)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Oops! Now The Arctic IS NOT Melting - which is it?

Ayn Rand brought a new phrase to the English language: "Hatred of the good for being the good". She wrote "Today we live in an age of envy". In order for a man to live as a man, he has to pursue values: food, education, career, spouse, children and more. Each man is as successful as his intelligence and abilities allow him to be and in a Capitalist country where man is free to pursue his values all is possible. But this IS the good and this is what control freak politicians cannot abide. Obama is the culmination of a century of control freaks that have taken our freedoms bit by bit. Remember government or politicians cannot control a free man pursuing his values as he sees fit and this upsets some mostly the left, but Republicans have abdicated their job as watch dog for liberty which is why we are in such a dangerous place today. As Rand wrote decades ago:

"The basic and crucial political issue of our age is: capitalism versus socialism, or freedom versus statism. For decades, this issue has been silenced, suppressed, evaded and hidden under the foggy, undefined rubber-terms of "conservatism" and liberalism" which has lost their original meaning and could be stretched to mean all things to all men."

"The goal of the "liberals"-as it emerges from the record of the past decades-was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot - by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli. (The goal of the "conservatives" was only to retard that process). Read " 'Extremism' or The Art of Smearing" in CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL (1966).

Besides the possible government take over of Health care another leftist/fascist propaganda malarkey - global being paraded as fact as the greeners present it but it is actually an there such a thing? Anti-Fact? A fact is a piece of knowledge based on research and conclusions as to what the data is saying. Therefore, an anti-fact is something parading as fact. Why this big push to downgrade our industrial/information revolution society? Why this desire to dismantle this progress we've struggled to arrive at for the past 3000 years? Gerd Leipold, an outgoing executive of Greenpeace let it slip out recently:

"We will definitely have to move to a different concept of growth. The lifestyle of the rich in the world is not a sustainable model." The Age of Envy is still with us and envy leads to control of your life and my life. IBD has an article: "Consensus Thaws on Global Warming". Malarkey is malarkey and eventually the truth will out.

Global Warming: What's the climate change scare really about? Not what the alarmists want the public to think. Just ask the retiring head of Greenpeace. In an unguarded moment, he might spill the secret again.

During an Aug. 5 interview with the BBC, Gerd Leipold, outgoing executive director of Greenpeace, admitted that his organization emotionalizes issues to influence the public. At the time, he was admitting his group had made an error in its July 15 news release that claimed "we are looking at ice-free summers in the Arctic as early as 2030."
"I don't think (the Greenland ice sheet) will be melting by 2030," he said. "That may have been a mistake."

Or maybe it was one of those examples that Greenpeace embellished to stir fear in the public? If so, it wouldn't be an isolated case. Others have admitted they're willing to bend the truth in order to draw attention to the cause.

Twenty years ago, Stanford University environmentalist Stephen Schneider told Discover magazine that it's perfectly fine "to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts we might have. . . . Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."

Al Gore noted the power of propaganda when he once told Grist, a magazine for environmentalists, that "it is appropriate to have an overrepresentation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience."
So why all the distortions about global warming? To save the planet, to save us from ourselves? No. To choke economies in developed nations, particularly the U.S.

...When all the pretense about science is stripped away, it becomes clear that the global warming scare is not about the planet, but about establishing egalitarianism across the world. It's about making everyone more equal by slowing growth in rich nations rather than increasing growth in poor and developing countries.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Presidential Visions For Our Own Good

Some good reading about Obama's Health care PLAN - yea it's a plan alright - the most liberal leftist we've ever had for a President is going to plan our medical care. Thomas Sowell writings can be read at Capitalism Magazine.

Obama's Cronies vs American Citizens: Whose Medical Decisions?: Part 1

Obamacare's Phony Arguments: Whose Medical Decisions?" Part 2

Obama's Bait and Switch: Whose Medical Decisions?" Part 3

The Obama Vision: Whose Medical Decisions?" Part 4

"You Scare Me" by Lou Pritchett

it is hard not to agree with this.
Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America's true living legends- an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world's highest rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize him as the foremost leader in change management. Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as "partnering." Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years, made corporate history.


You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.
You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.
You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.
You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.
You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core. You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.
You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.
You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame' America crowd and deliver this message abroad.
You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where thegovernment sector dominates instead of the private sector.
You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.
You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the goldenegg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.
You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics againstcertain banks and corporations.
You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challengingyou on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.
You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consideropposing points of view from intelligent people.
You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient. You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.
You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Reilllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.
You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I willprobably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett TRUE - CHECK: This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it. Big surprise.Since it hit the internet, however, it has had over 500,000 hits. Keep it going. All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing. (Thomas Jefferson)It's happening right now.

Monday, August 17, 2009

With Politicians like Dodd and Kerry Defending Thugs Like Chavez and Zelaya - Who Needs Enemies?

Mary Anastasia is the only reporter I know of that does crucial and impeccable reporting on the Americas. Here she reports on US senators from the left like Kerry and Dodd who kowtow to tyrants like Chavez and Castro while shunning true freedom loving leaders to our south. It's a crying shame that these elected officials represent Americans. How do these Dodds and Kerrys get reelected over and over again? Oh...I forgot they bring home the bacon don't they....But can freedom-loving South Americans depend on United States political hacks to help them maintain their democratic form of government? The prognosis is gloomy indeed.

...As a U.S. senator, Mr. Kerry has the luxury of treating Latin America like his playground, as Democrats have done for decades, foisting on it ideas that Americans reject. Venezuelans still recall how Connecticut's Chris Dodd played the role of chief Chávez cheerleader in the Senate while the strongman was consolidating power.

But Mr. Obama is the president and commander in chief, and millions of people in this hemisphere are counting on the U.S. to stand up to Venezuelan aggression. Playing footsie under the table with Mr. Chávez on Honduras while the Venezuelan is threatening the peace isn't going to fly in a hemisphere that prefers liberty over tyranny.

Both Colombian and U.S. officials allege that the Venezuelan National Guard and high-ranking members of Mr. Chávez's government are in cahoots with criminal enterprises that run drugs in South America. The evidence suggests an alliance between the terrorist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)—the largest exporter of cocaine from that country—and members of Mr. Chávez's cabinet. There is also evidence in documents and video captured from the FARC that the rebels have influence at high levels of the Ecuadoran government.

The cocaine business is a big revenue raiser for the terrorist organization and for its business partners on the continent. This is why Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has agreed to allow U.S. drug-surveillance planes to use Colombian military bases.

In Quito, Mr. Chávez flew into a rage about that agreement. "The U.S. is the most warlike government in the world," he told his South American peers and Mr. Zelaya. "The Yankee military pays no mind to its president," he said, artfully exempting Barack Obama from blame. "In Colombia [the U.S. military] has immunity. They can rape women, they can kill and they can destroy in every direction. You can't do anything to them. It's horrible."...(Anti-American Amigos at WSJ).

Sunday, August 16, 2009

America's Unfree Markets by Yaron Brooks and Don Watkins

Since day one of the financial crisis, we have been told that the free market has failed. But this is a myth. Regardless of what one thinks were the actual causes of the crisis, the free market could not have been the source because, whatever you wish to call America’s economy post World War I, you cannot call it a free market. America today is a mixed economy -- a market that retains some elements of freedom, but which is subject to pervasive and entrenched government control.

The actual meaning of “free market” is: the economic system of laissez-faire capitalism. Under capitalism, the government’s sole purpose is to protect the individual’s rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness from violation by force or fraud. This means a government is limited to three basic functions: the military, the police, and the court system. In a truly free market, there is no income tax, no alphabet agencies regulating every aspect of the economy, no handouts or business subsidies, no Federal Reserve. The government plays no more role in the economic lives of its citizens than it does in their sex lives.

Thus a free market is a market totally free from the initiation of physical force. Under such a system, individuals are free to exercise and act on their own judgment. They are free to produce and trade as they see fit. They are fully free from interference, regulation, or control by the government.

Historically, a fully free market has not yet existed. But it was America’s unsurpassed economic freedom that enabled her, in the period between the Civil War and World War I, to become an economic juggernaut, and the symbol of freedom and prosperity.

That freedom has largely been curtailed. But one sector that remains relatively free is America’s high-tech industry. Throughout the late 20th century, the computer industry had no significant barriers to entry, no licensing requirements, no government-mandated certification tests. Individuals were left free for the most part to think, produce, innovate and take risks: if they succeeded, they reaped the rewards; if they failed, they could not run to Washington for help.
The results speak for themselves.

Between 1981 and 1985, about 6 million personal computers were sold worldwide. During the first half of this decade, that number climbed to 855 million. Meanwhile, the quality of computers surged as prices plummeted. For instance, the cost per megabyte for a personal computer during the early 1980s was generally between $100 and $200; today it’s less than a cent.

That is what a free economy would look like: unbridled choice in production and trade with innovation and prosperity as the result.

But this is hardly what the economy looks like today.

The latest Federal budget was $3.6 trillion dollars, up from less than $1 billion a century ago. Taxes eat up nearly half of the average American’s income. A mammoth welfare state doles out favors to individuals and to businesses. Hundreds of thousands of regulations direct virtually every aspect of our lives. The Federal Reserve holds virtually unlimited control over the U.S. monetary and banking systems.

All of this represents the injection of government force into the market..(continue reading at The Ayn Rand Center For Individual Rights)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"I Have Nationalized The German People" (Adolph Hitler)

The Ayn Rand Lexicon writes this: "Under fascism, citizens retain the responsibilities of owning property, without freedom to act and without any of the advantages of ownership. Under socialism, government officials acquire all the advantages of ownership, without any of the responsibilities, since they do not hold title to the property, but merely the right to use it - at least until the next purge. In either case, the government officials hold the economic, political and legal power of life or death over the citizens."

Apparently, Obama will allow Doctors to own their businesses but will mandate what they can treat, who they can treat and how much they can charge. This is fascism whichever way you turn it around. The Germans hated private individuals, private property, individual rights - their idea was to crush individualism and their main goal was control over the individual.

Until, these bureaucrats change math as well, 2+2=4 and government control over the economy = destruction of the principles of our founding: The right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Richard E. Ralston is Executive Director of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine and recently wrote the following: "AMERICAN FASCIST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM".

Many years ago America started down a path that has gradually limited the free practice of medicine and the relationship between physicians and patients. You can never really have a private meeting with your doctor anymore, because the government is always in the room with you. Now, under the electronic medical records provisions of President Obama's stimulus package, whatever happens in that room will be reported to the government with the rest of your medical history—without your permission.

American medicine is constrained in a Byzantine web of regulations, legislation and bureaucracy. It is a mess, and the status quo cannot be defended. It should be reformed.

Americans are appropriately concerned at the prospect of socialized medicine. Some advocates want exactly that, and many politicians are pushing us in that direction.

But the system we now have and the course it is on is more accurately described as fascist. Factions vie for the patronage of political-power brokers.

When Hitler was asked why, as the leader of the National Socialist party, he did not nationalize businesses, he responded that such action was not necessary, because "I have nationalized the German people."

This practice has been evolving for generations and takes place at all levels of government. At the state level it takes several forms. Medical licensing was created to protect the public, but it can and has been used to limit the entry of new competition for current practitioners. It has also been used to threaten the careers of currently… (Read at

Friday, August 14, 2009

Some People Get Goose Bumps Over Obama - Hmmm Sounds like Idolatry

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
Ill be watching you
("The Police" 1983)
This business of swooning over Obama and every breath that he takes sounds familiar - doesn't it? Am I thinking of the macho men that presided over the end of the 18th century and beginning decades of the 20th century? Or is it just me? You know - those leaders that caused wars, butchery and gas chambers. Then I read Victor David Hanson's article in Investor's Business Daily he points out the similarities of George Orwell's "1984" to what's happening ever since the current administration took power a mere six months ago but which seems like years already.

...We see Barack Obama's smile broadcast 24/7, in a fashion we have not seen previously of earlier presidents. A Newsweek editor referred to Obama as a "god." MSNBC's Chris Matthews claimed physical ecstasy when Obama speaks. A Washington Post reporter swooned over Obama's "chiseled pectorals."

There are similar Big Brother attacks on recent critics of the Obama administration's health care initiatives. Once-praised dissent has become subversive. Protesters are a mob to be ridiculed by the government as mere health-insurance puppets.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is suspicious of the nice clothes the protesters wear. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi used a few isolated incidents to claim that the health care dissidents were "carrying swastikas and symbols like that" to compare Obama and Democrats to the Nazis.

...Doublethink is common. Presidential sermons on fiscal responsibility tip us off that deficits will soar. Borrowing an additional trillion dollars to manage health care is sold as a cost-saving measure. Racial transcendence translates into more racial identity politics, reflected both in rhetoric and presidential appointments.

The government wants to determine how some executives should be paid. The administration assures millions of citizens it will now intrude into everything from buying homes and cars to how they go to the doctor.

...George Orwell, a man of the left, warned us that freedom and truth are not just endangered by easily identifiable goose-stepping goons in jackboots. More often he felt that state collectivism would come from an all-powerful government — run by a charismatic egalitarian, promising to protect us from selfish, greedy reactionaries.

Orwell was on to something. (

Reaction to "The Stimulus" on YouTube

Don't we all feel like this. The future? What future?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Concentrating Concentrating Power in The White House: The CZARS of America

From what I could gather there are NOW 45 CZARS in America with more in the planning stage (see below).

1. Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) czar, Richard Holbrooke
2. AIDS czar, Jeffrey Crowley [openly gay white man]
3. Auto recovery czar, Ed Montgomery
4. Behavioral science czar, position not yet filled
5. Bailout czar, Herbert Allison Jr., [replaced Bush bailout czar Neel Kashkari, Assistant
6. Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability confirmed by Senate]
7. Border czar, Alan Bersin
8. Car czar, Ron Bloom [Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury , under Senate oversight]
9. Climate change czar, Todd Stern
10. Copyright czar, not appointed yet
11. Counterterrorism czar, John Brennan
12.Cybersecurity czar, position will be vacant on August 21st [upon the departure of Melissa Hathaway]
13. Disinformation czar, Linda Douglass [This is a new media buzz since our earlier list, a response by pundits to the White House request for informants: see Glenn Beck and Lew Rockwell]
14. Domestic violence czar, Lynn Rosenthal
15. Drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske
16. Economic czar, Larry Summers
17. Economic czar number two, Paul Volcker
18. Education czar, Arne Duncan
19. Energy czar, Carol Browner
20. Food czar, Michael Taylor [a former Monsanto executive, or, the fox in charge of the henhouse]
21. Government performance czar, Jeffrey Zients
22. Great Lakes czar, Cameron Davis
23. Green jobs czar, Van Jones [who has a communist background]
24. Guantanamo closure czar, Daniel Fried
25. Health czar, Nancy-Ann DeParle
26. Infotech czar, Vivek Kundra [Shoplifted four shirts, worth $33.50 each, from J.C. Penney in 1996 (source). His last day in DC government was March 4 but on March 12 the FBI raided his office and arrested two staffers.]
27. Intelligence czar, Dennis Blair [Director of National Intelligence, a Senate confirmed position. He is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral]
28. Latin-American czar, Arturo Valenzuela (nominee) [although this post is referred to as a czar, he is nominatied to be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and so is subject to Senate confirmation. Voting on his confirmation was delayed to clarify his position on Honduras. Watch WaPo’s Head Count to track status of confirmation.]
29. Mideast peace czar, George Mitchell
30. Mideast policy czar, Dennis Ross
31. Pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg
32. Regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein
33. Religion czar, aka God czar Joshua DuBois
34. Safe schools czar, Kevin Jennings [appointed to be Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, a newly created post (that does not require Senate confirmation); openly gay founder of an organization dedicated to promoting pro-homosexual clubs and curricula in public schools]
35. Science czar, John Holdren
36. Stimulus oversight czar, Earl Devaney
37. Sudan czar, J. Scott Gration
38. TARP czar, Elizabeth Warren [chair of the [Congressional Oversight Panel for the Trouble Assets Relief Program; note that Herb Allison is frequently called the TARP czar]
39. Technology czar, Aneesh Chopra
40. Trade czar, Ron Kirk
41. Urban affairs czar, Adolfo Carrion
42. War czar, Douglas Lute [retained from Bush administration, married to Jane Holl Lute, currently a Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security]
43. Water czar, David J. Hayes [a Deputy Interior Secretary and therefore subject to Senate oversight]
44. Weapons czar, Ashton Carter [actually Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and so subject to Senate confirmation]
45. Weapons of mass destruction czar, Gary Samore

Positions being planned:
Income redistribution czar
Land-use czar
Mortgage czar, formally “consumer financial protection czar” (source)
Radio-internet fairness czar
Student loan czar, to oversee a program of mandatory service in return for college money (source)
Voter list czar
Zoning czar

Obama has moved swiftly to concentrate power in the White House, bypassing the review of our elected representatives in Congress in most of the posts listed above. Even though cabinet positions are part of the executive branch, the cabinet secretaries must be approved by Congress, they are funded by Congress, and they can be called before Congress to testify. Most of these czars, on the other hand, are appointed by Obama at his sole discretion, and are answerable only to him. If subpoenaed by Congress, they can claim executive privilege. (Frontpage.American

Even Senator Byrd is worried about this concentration of power in the person of Obama.

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), who for decades has battled White House power and championed congressional clout, is questioning President Obama's appointment of "czars" to oversee key policy areas, including energy and climate.

"The rapid and easy accumulation of power by White House staff can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances," Byrd wrote in a letter to Obama. "At the worst, White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials."

Byrd specifically cited the creation of a new White House Office of Energy and Climate Change, which is headed by Carol Browner. He also noted new offices for health reform and urban affairs policy and the appointment of White House staff to coordinate on technology and management performance policies.

"The Urge to Save Humanity is Always a False Front For The Urge to Rule it." HL Mencken

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...

Presenting the science behind what causes global warming or cooling is followed by IBD's conclusion.

...These findings are largely being ignored by the mainstream media. They simply don't fit the worn narrative that man is dangerously warming the Earth through his carbon dioxide emissions and a radical alteration of Western lifestyles mandated by government policy is desperately needed.

They will be ignored, as well, by the Democratic machine that is trying to ram an economy-smothering carbon cap-and-trade regime through Congress.

Despite efforts to keep the global warming scare alive, the growing evidence that humans aren't heating the planet is piercing the public consciousness and alarmists are becoming marginalized.

Sharp Americans are starting to understand H.L. Mencken's observation that "The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it." That pretty much sums up the modern environmentalist movement.
(Read the whole article at IBD here).

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Metaphor of Toilet Paper in Socialist (Central Planners) Paradise - CUBA

Consider toilet paper a metaphor for Health Care. In Cuba, you know, that Paradise just a few miles off of Florida...the current shortage is toilet paper and that's with having a good buddy, Chavez a few miles away from you! But then Chavez is running Venezuela to the ground as well with his central planning. They now don't produce enough oil for their own use let alone export. Is this what Obama has in mind with centralized Health Care for us? You folks who are all for government controlling your Health needs- beware what you wish for you may just get it. Google Cuba and see what kind of care Cuban patients get - the ones who do not work for the government of course. Investment Business Daily has an article:

"How End-Users Suffer Under Socialism".
If you ever wonder why we so resist socialism, consider the latest news out of that collectivist island paradise known as Cuba.

Central planners announced this week that they were fresh out of money to buy toilet paper — yes, toilet paper — for the island's 9 million citizens. But not to worry. A nameless official for state-run monopoly Cimex and quoted by Reuters assured that "the corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be an important importation of toilet paper."

The predicament would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. But toilet tissue is hardly the only item Cuba is lacking. Food itself is in short supply, with red bean and chickpea rations cut by a third, according to the Miami Herald. Special hard-currency-only stores for the elites have mysteriously failed to open after last week's "inventory," with no explanation given.

There's no gas, either. The Associated Press this week reported that state planners have decreed that oxen — yes, oxen — would replace tractors in the fields, a bid to conserve fuel. This, despite the fact that Cuba gets 100,000 barrels of oil a day from Hugo Chavez's Venezuela — effectively free, because Cuba never pays its bills...(READ AT IBD).

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Arizona Learns The Lesson for Solvency: Lower Taxes

States have to learn that to prosper you cannot tax the citizens to death. They have to be able to live a decent life. Government, be it national, state or local should be on the periphery of our lives not sucking us dry.

Perhaps states are starting to learn the right fiscal lessons from the red-ink blowouts in high-tax California and New York. Today, the legislature in Arizona will vote on a tax reform designed to entice more employers and high-income taxpayers to the state. Sponsored by Republican Governor Jan Brewer, the plan would cut state property taxes, the corporate tax and personal income taxes, in exchange for a temporary rise in the sales tax.

Most economic studies agree that states have more jobs and higher income growth when they tax consumption rather than savings, investment and business profits. This explains why most of the nine states with no income tax at all—such as Texas, Florida and Tennessee—have been economic high-flyers in recent decades.

Ms. Brewer’s proposal reflects this economic logic. Effective January 1, 2011, her plan would reduce the state’s corporate income tax rate to 4.86% from 6.97%, which would be one of the largest business tax cuts in the nation in recent years. The proposal also cuts all personal income tax rates by 6.6%, thus lowering the top marginal rate to 4.24% from 4.54%. A hated statewide tax on commercial and residential property would also be abolished.

Arizona has been hit especially hard by the housing slump, and its budget woes were compounded thanks to former Governor Janet Napolitano’s spending spree before she joined the Obama cabinet. On her watch the budget grew by more than 50% in five years...(WSJ)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Evo, Correa, Chavez, Morales, Ortega, Zelaya, FARC-The Despicable 7

Mary Anastasia O'Grady has a good column in WSJ explaining how Chavez and the Colombian FARC are using Venezuela to export 60% of the cocaine abroad. Venezuela is also a safe haven for these bandits. Zelaya, the ousted President of Honduras was also planning to use this country as a haven for drug export. Obama has it wrong - the Honduran people had it right - they wanted to get rid of a crooked man who was shredding their Constitution. (READ at WSJ)

Hondurans don’t want Mr. Zelaya in their country because he leads a violent, antidemocratic mob, and he tried to use it to undermine the country’s institutions in exactly the same way that Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez has done. Mr. Chávez has also coached Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa and Bolivia’s Evo Morales. Those democracies, too, have been seriously compromised.

...But even if Messrs. Obama and Calderón don’t care about the freedom of Hondurans, they can’t ignore the likelihood that the establishment of a chavista government in Honduras would raise the cost, in blood and treasure, of their war on drugs.

The FARC connection could go a long way in explaining why Mr. Chávez is pushing so hard for Mr. Zelaya to be restored to power. It is already well established that the Venezuelan strongman actively supports the FARC in South America. Rebels have a safe haven across his border ...

A July report from the U.S. General Accountability Office found that Venezuela has become a major transit route for Colombian cocaine, 60% of which is exported by the FARC. The GAO also found that high-ranking members of Mr. Chávez’s government and the Venezuelan military are accomplices. ..

The leaders at the summit today are going to talk about their war on drugs. Perhaps Mr. Calderón and Mr. Obama will tell us why they are backing an ousted Honduran politician whose supporters make common cause with drug-trafficking terrorists. All North Americans deserve an explanation.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

A Hopeful Sign For More Democracy in Latin America

Thank goodness the U.S. allowed Hondurans to fix their own political problems because the Honduran supreme court was right. They removed from office a corrupt President Zelaya who was allowing traffickers to land in Honduras with their cargo loaded with drugs destined for the US. The supreme court held Zelaya accountable and accused him of not upholding the constitution and removed him from office paving the way for Micheletti to become President. PJTV has several great interviews with Micheletti explaining their constitution and how they followed the letter of the law. IBD opines that the Honduran democratic strength lights the path for leftist countries Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru to throw off their corrupt governments and start down the path of government by Constitution. This is a happy day for the Americas.

In a quiet victory for a tiny democracy, U.S. buttinskies have stopped trying to restore a dictator to power in South America. Tiny Honduras is winning its fight for freedom.

...The reality is, the Hondurans shouldn't be on the spot at all. What happened wasn't a coup; it was a good-faith effort by decent people to fix a difficult situation that threatened their democracy.

This, by the way, also opens the door to a return of democracy in troubled nations like Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. People in those nations can take courage from Honduras.

The U.S. was smart to take the side of freedom. The Hondurans, however, were right all along. After all, it's their democracy. And now they've won it back. (READ at IBD) also watch

Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Dirty Broken Down Hospitals of Britain Coming To Your Town Soon!

Theodore Dalrymple is a long time Physician in Britain and writes in The Wall Street Journal in an attempt to explain to us that there is no such thing as a 'right to health care'. As you know, medical care is provided by doctors and nurses and technicians that are people like you and me. They went to school and made something of their lives - they provide a service - their job is to treat our medical conditions FOR PAY. Why do we pay them? These doctors and nurses also have to earn a living like you do and like I do. So if you have a right to health care simply because you were born then that means that another person HAS to provide it to you. Now the government steps in and says since health care is a right this service will be centralized and run by the government so that we can be sure that everyone gets the health care that they need. What could be more false than this.

If the government is to provide health care how can they know how much to provide, how many doctors will be needed, what the payments should be, who should be seen for what conditions etc. etc. All these decisions need to be made in the market place otherwise the government run health care will cause scarcity as it has in Canada and in Britain...besides also delivering mediocre if not downright BAD care.

The only rights any individual has and which is enshrined in our founding documents are the rights to one's life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This is so profound a statement that I believe to this day that not many people understand this. The job of governments is to protect these rights - NOT to invent new ones that have to be provided by others. I have a right to find a doctor who agrees to treat me if I pay for it but I don't have the right to demand it of anyone. Neither do you.

If there is a right to health care, someone has the duty to provide it. Inevitably, that “someone” is the government. Concrete benefits in pursuance of abstract rights, however, can be provided by the government only by constant coercion.

People sometimes argue in favor of a universal human right to health care by saying that health care is different from all other human goods or products. It is supposedly an important precondition of life itself. This is wrong: There are several other, much more important preconditions of human existence, such as food, shelter and clothing.

Everyone agrees that hunger is a bad thing (as is overeating), but few suppose there is a right to a healthy, balanced diet, or that if there was, the federal government would be the best at providing and distributing it to each and every American.

Where does the right to health care come from? Did it exist in, say, 250 B.C., or in A.D. 1750? If it did, how was it that our ancestors, who were no less intelligent than we, failed completely to notice it?

If, on the other hand, the right to health care did not exist in those benighted days, how did it come into existence, and how did we come to recognize it once it did?

...After 60 years of universal health care, free at the point of usage and funded by taxation, inequalities between the richest and poorest sections of the population have not been reduced. But Britain does have the dirtiest, most broken-down hospitals in Europe.

There is no right to health care—any more than there is a right to chicken Kiev every second Thursday of the month. (Read at WSJ).

Friday, August 07, 2009

Thank You Obama for Making The Choice So Stark: Slavery To The State or Freedom

It's either freedom or slavery to the State. We have finally come to this crossroads thanks to Barack Obama and I do thank him. Why? Because we have been floating along on a cloud allowing the government TO DO things to us that are contrary to living a full life of sentient autonomous human beings. For anyone interested in reading about what the advantages are of freedom versus the enormous cost of government intervention in the economy you can read about the emergence of the energy and lighting industry in the 1800's and early 1900's, a time when there was a great amount of freedom in the market place. The story of the discovery of oil and it's infinite uses is inspiring and brought light and transportation to a world living half it's life in darkness and the slow transportation of horse and buggy. Contrast this story with our farm policy beginning in 1862 when the government started meddling in agriculture and the loss of freedom and rights that resulted and is still in operation today for everyone connected to farming and those who buy the products. For more on these two interesting topics go to The Objective Standard (, summer issue 2009).

Thomas Sowell with his usual eloquence calls us all to vigilance toward our precious freedom. Remember, that most of humanity for most our history has lived in subjugation to the powers that be. We in the United States are an anomaly, an oasis of freedom. We should protect it at all costs unless we be the chattel of politicians.

"Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom." We have heard that many times. What is also the price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections. If everything that is wrong with the world becomes a reason to turn more power over to some political savior, then freedom is going to erode away, while we are mindlessly repeating the catchwords of the hour, whether "change," "universal health care" or "social justice."

If we can be so easily stampeded by rhetoric that neither the public nor the Congress can be bothered to read, much less analyze, bills making massive changes in medical care, then do not be surprised when life and death decisions about you or your family are taken out of your hands-- and out of the hands of your doctor-- and transferred to bureaucrats in Washington.

Let's go back to square one. The universe was not made to our specifications. Nor were human beings. So there is nothing surprising in the fact that we are dissatisfied with many things at many times. The big question is whether we are prepared to follow any politician who claims to be able to "solve" our "problem."

If we are, then there will be a never ending series of "solutions," each causing new problems calling for still more "solutions." That way lies a never-ending quest, costing ever increasing amounts of the taxpayers' money and-- more important-- ever greater losses of your freedom to live your own life as you see fit, rather than as presumptuous elites dictate...(Read at

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Organized or Spontaneous - A Citizen Uprising is an Uprising

It is amazing that in the United States today some citizens who voice their disgust and outrage with what is going on in Washington are dismissed as organized hooligans. But they know and we know and they know that we know that it DOESN'T MATTER if these were organized or spontaneous uprisings against government run amok. Remember the Boston Tea Party? Wasn't that an organized protest?

The candidate who told his supporters "to argue with them and get in their face" now finds the shoe on the other foot. So they're taking names and encouraging you to turn in your neighbors.

So this is hope and change — telling American citizens who in a democracy disagree with you that they are mind-numbed robots participating in mob action and expressing "manufactured" outrage.

Considering that upward of 80% of those hooligans like their doctors, like their insurance and like their care, anger over your government-run health care was not that hard to assemble.

It was not that long ago that Barack Obama told a crowd of 1,500 supporters in Elko, Nev., to challenge those who disagree with them and him: "I want you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independents or Republicans. I want you to argue with them."

President Obama spoke then as the community organizer he was — a true disciple of Saul Alinsky who worked with and for Acorn in the days when they were storming banks and government meetings to force them to ditch creditworthiness as a criteria and forcing them to issue loans to those who couldn't afford them
...(Read at IBD).

Monday, August 03, 2009

Specter and Sebelius Booed in Philadelphia About the Scam Health Care Overhaul

I think Obama's in trouble - and well deserved trouble - you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Yea! for Philadelphians!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Propagandizing In Our Public Schools - What's New?

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.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Get Your Grubby, Powerlusting Fingers Out of Our Economy!

My mother always used to warn me as a little girl - "Watch what you wish for, you just may get it." There was never a more true warning for those who would want the government managing our Health Care. As Thomas Sowell calls his column at Capitalism Magazine: "Disaster in the Making" the government cannot run anything without their propensity to ruin everything they touch... highways, bridges, dams, (all are crumbling) medicare, fact, come to think of it they already run part of this country's health care...medicare and medicaid...and they can't stay solvent there...Let's defeat this take over of 1/5 of our economy. Politicians keep your grubby, power lusting fingers our of our lives. Let freedom reign in America - Leave us alone.

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.

What the Israelis cannot spare us, however, are our own internal problems, of which the current flap over President Obama's injecting himself into a local police issue is just a small sign of a very big danger.Nothing has torn more countries apart from inside like racial and ethnic polarization. Just this year, a decades-long civil war, filled with unspeakable atrocities, has finally ended in Sri Lanka..(Read here at