Monday, November 30, 2009
War tax proponent Obey calls expected troop surge a 'fool's errand'
That some Democrats want to abandon Afghanistan is well known. What the Democrats don't want debated is that the 'cut and run' they want in Afghanistan will echo though out the Middle East, especially Iraq and terrorist camps world wide emboldening dictatorships, weakening hope for freedom and stability and make America into a country that cannot be trusted.
A win-win-win for Islamofascists, Democrats and other despots.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America A PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houfes of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and affign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of thefe States to the fervice of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our fincere and humble thanksfor His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the fignal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpofitions of His providence in the courfe and conclufion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have fince enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to eftablish Conftitutions of government for our fafety and happinefs, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are bleffed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffufing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleafed to confer upon us.
And also, that we may then unite in moft humbly offering our prayers and fupplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and befeech Him to pardon our national and other tranfgreffions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private ftations, to perform our feveral and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a bleffing to all the people by conftantly being a Government of wife, juft, and conftitutional laws, difcreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all fovereigns and nations (especially fuch as have shewn kindnefs unto us); and to blefs them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increafe of fcience among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind fuch a degree of temporal profperity as he alone knows to be beft.
GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-nine.
(signed) G. Washington
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
"Pelosi shot her a disapproving stare and rolled her eyes a bit," says the pool report. She also refused to answer Givhan's follow up question, "What was that look?!"
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A strong operational agreement on climate change? Agreement? What are you agreeing with? That the earth is getting cooler and it is apparent that scientists around the world have been cooking their books? Are you agreeing to a deal that will bankrupt America? Save the trip because your doing fine without their help?
Are you going to agree to agree on an agreement that has no agreement?
Obama says 'step closer' to climate deal
US President Barack Obama said Tuesday the world has moved "one step closer" to a "strong operational agreement" on climate change at next month's Copenhagen summit after his talks with Indian and Chinese leaders.
This is classic. Just one more apology to the entire world that America is an evil place from which no good can come. Thanks, Bam Bam. I thank you, my children thank you and that's it, because my kids won't be able to afford or want to bring children into your world.
I know that in the past, when going up against an opponent, I always do two things: let them know I won't involve the power necessary to win and the date at which I will give up and quit. It works every time. They fold their tent and stop fighting. Why should they fight against somebody that won't fight and plans to surrender anyway?
Obama plans to send 34,000 more troops to Afghanistan
President Barack Obama met Monday evening with his national security team to finalize a plan to dispatch some 34,000 additional U.S. troops over the next year to what he's called "a war of necessity" in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told McClatchy.
The administration's plan contains "off-ramps," points starting next June at which Obama could decide to continue the flow of troops, halt the deployments and adopt a more limited strategy or "begin looking very quickly at exiting" the country, depending on political and military progress, one defense official said.
So, in this deferential bow to terrorists looking for THE big victory, Obama sends the signal that those Americans who have died freeing Afghanistan and defeating a terror network trying to destroy us all died for nothing. What does Obama care? He's never fought for anything. He feels that mere soldiers are beneath him, thus inconsequential.
To Obama, our soldiers aren't nearly as important as a group of murdering rapists hiding behind a chimera of religion nor are they as important as his ridiculous agenda here in America. Let them and those that will die, die for nothing.
Our soldiers don't bring enough political capital. That they die, their families are destroyed and America is at greater risk means nothing to Obama. They are just political cover for surrender so Obama can get what he wants, what he feels is important,and let those soldiers be damned.
So, what are they dying for? Cap and Trade, Cash for Clunkers, Global Warning crap, Socialized Medicine? I have always believed that we have the best and smartest military in the world so I can only think that our soldiers are thinking that if they can hold on just long enough to get this Chicago rookie loser out of office, then maybe it is worth it. I hope that is what they are thinking.
For our soldiers to look for the missing man to the right or the left and to look at Afghanistan's people that now have real hope in their faces and not want to complete their mission is too terrible to think. The traumatic stress associated with combat is real, but so is the traumatic stress of knowing your commander in chief is inept and is willing to sully one's sacrifice, in fact, it can be more so.
I don't know Obama as a man, but I do know I'd laugh in his face before I'd ever think of following him through the gates of hell. I do know his policies and I wouldn't follow him to free food and booze. As a leader, I do know that Obama would leave me with a hangover, the tab and food poisoning.
Surrender? Why doesn't Obama surrender his office and hand it over to someone who understands America, what we can do and is proud of it.
If he makes Afghanistan our modern day Vietnam he will rue the day he ever got into politics because he will be remembered as a cheap imitation of Nero fiddling as he burns Rome.
Obama, Instead of McChsrystal Light, Why Not McChrystal Heavy?
Monday, November 23, 2009
A local blog is using phrases like "Camp Stupid" and other derogatory phrases. They even brag about confronting the crowds waiting to see her in which they use vulgarities, that they use just to antagonize, to tell those waiting just how stupid they are and how stupid Palin is.
I guess a couple of questions to them might be:
- Why do you believe you are superior to Mrs. Palin and those wishing to see her?
- Do you ridicule Mrs. Palin because you truly have alternatives or are you just acting out for fun
- Are you acting in good faith with your questions or are you hoping to trick your opponents?
- If you need to belittle Mrs. Palin's accomplishments, what have you accomplished and how is what she has done less of an accomplishment than you?
- When lashing out at your opponents in such a hateful and personal manner, do you consider that actively working for your ideas? If so, how many people have you compelled to change their views to agree with your views?
I'd really like to know.
So this is how Nevada came about:
'Climate change pushes poor women to prostitution'...
This predicts a health care reform that works faster than Obama's plan:
Climate change 'could kill 4.5 million children'
Mustn't forget the ladies:
Climate change is a feminist issue
What the article doesn't state are the other repercussions:
Climate Change prolongs diaper stench
Climate Change spreads STDs
Climate Changes fuels foreclosures
Climate Change heats economic meltdown
Climate Change sickens health care
Climate Change causes puppies to cry
Climate Change feeds obesity
Climate Change splits marriages
Climate Change sparks zombies to life
Climate Change makes babies cry
Prince Charles says we have '100 months left'
END NEAR; WOMEN AND CHILDREN HIT HARDEST
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tomorrow night at 8 p.m., the Senate will vote on a “Motion to Proceed.” If Senator Reid succeeds in getting 60 votes allowing the debate to proceed, then that is a filibuster-proof majority. This could very well clear the way for Reid to employ other procedural moves that allow him to substitute his massive bill into another shell bill and call for a vote on final passage, which requires only 51 votes to succeed. In other words, success on the Motion to Proceed would open up the opportunity for Reid to force a vote on health-care reform before any pro-life amendments or substitute bills could be offered.
Reid knows his bill hasn't a chance of passing unless he uses backroom tactics such as described above and, as reported in the press, that Landrieu accepted an outright bribe to get her yes vote tonight.
Personally, I wonder how Reid can sleep at night knowing that he is ushering through the largest abortion bill ever. He states that he is pro-life, which flies in the face of what he is attempting. He must love power more than he loves his God. Just like Pelosi. Both, hypocrites.
Friday, November 20, 2009
American Power has the best round up with great links.
Global Warming Hoax Breaks Wide Open as Hackers Target East Anglia Climate Research Unit!
The world is currently cooling; electorates are increasingly reluctant to support eco-policies leading to more oppressive regulation, higher taxes and higher utility bills; the tide is turning against Al Gore’s Anthropogenic Global Warming theory. The so-called “sceptical” view is now also the majority view.
Al Gore is a
The whole of the scientific community should now have to transparently prove their "theories" whether it is such obvious crap, as example, of the dangers of Alar or the "new" and dangerous ideas about child rearing or allowing dangerous criminals back on the street.
Global warming, climate change or whatever name they choose is, in my opinion, just the tip of the iceberg. Name a science being postulated today and there will be the twin goals of money and power. Those pushing and pursuing such science should be investigated fully. They have done enough damage and need to be stopped.
The $100 Million Health Care Vote?
The section spends two pages defining which “states” would qualify, saying, among other things, that it would be states that “during the preceding 7 fiscal years” have been declared a “major disaster area.”
I am told the section applies to exactly one state: Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has been playing hard to get on the health care bill.
In other words, the bill spends two pages describing would could be written with a single world: Louisiana. (This may also help explain why the bill is long.)
Senator Harry Reid, who drafted the bill, cannot pass it without the support of Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu.
Has the CBO gone through the bill to calculate how much the
The Democrat idea of health care reform is outrageously bad, but this type of bribery should be illegal. That it is just unethical denotes just how low this congress has sunk.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Barack Obama rewards big donors with plum jobs overseas
Nicole Avant, a member of a Motown family dynasty who is credited with bundling up to $800,000 for Obama, was granted the coveted and cushy ambassadorship in Nassau, Bahamas.
I hope she gave daddy a big hug.
Obama arrived on the base 3:19 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) and received a rousing welcome from 1,500 troops in camouflage uniforms, many holding cameras or pointing cell phones to snap pictures.
"You guys make a pretty good photo op," the president said.
Standing on a riser wearing a blue suit and red tie, with a cluster of troops and a large American flag behind him, Obama expressed "the gratitude of the American public" and said his meetings in four countries over eight days in Asia will help deliver a "safer, more prosperous world for all of us."
He got a huge cheer when he told them he was increasing military pay. "That's what you call an applause line," he said, before boarding his jet and taking off at 4:11 p.m.
Raises, paying mortgages and gas, giving unions car companies and jobs to Marxist cronies. Maybe his next campaign slogan will be, "It's not just gas and mortgages, vote for me cause I bought you your cars and I'll throw in some big screen TVs just to level the playing field"
Vote LTD, LCD and LIHTC!
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
In a letter to Lincoln written the following day, Everett praised the President for his eloquent and concise speech, saying, "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." Lincoln was glad to know the speech was not a "total failure."
Other public reaction to the speech was divided along partisan lines. The next day the Chicago Times observed, "The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly, flat and dishwatery utterances of the man who has to be pointed out to intelligent foreigners as the President of the United States." In contrast, the New York Times was complimentary. A Massachusetts paper printed the entire speech, commenting that it was "deep in feeling, compact in thought and expression, and tasteful and elegant in every word and comma."
My great-grandfather, who served as an officer in the VA-18th, Co E Black Eagle Rifles , did not participate in the Battle of Gettysburg due to being severely wounded in 1862 at Frayser's Farm, wrote in his diary, upon reading a copy from his sister in Ohio sent in December 1863, at Mt Elba, "Greatest oration" above his handwritten copy.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
What started as a union for janitors, window washers and elevator operators (obviously elevator operators are in high demand today), SEIU represents over 100 occupations and is now heavily involved with the health industry and government employees (bureaucrats).
Since most bureaucrats want cradle to grave coverage for everything including the unwritten "little work as possible" clause and the hospital, home care and nursing home employees want more and more government subsidies, it makes sense for SEIU to represent these groups. SEIU could strangle our health care system and government at the same time, but SEIU has bigger bones to pick.
Pennsylvania Union Leader Criticized for Threatening Legal Action Over Boy Scout's Volunteerism
A Pennsylvania union leader has come under fire after threatening legal action against the city of Allentown for allowing a Boy Scout to voluntarily clear a walking path in a local park.
Nick Balzano, president of the Service Employees International Union's Allentown chapter, said last week that the union might file a grievance against the city for allowing 17-year-old Kevin Anderson to clear the hiking trail, instead of paying some of the 39 recently laid-off SEIU members to do the work.
Balzano's office did not return messages left by FoxNews.com, but the Morning Call quoted him as telling the city council that the union would be "looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails … There's to be no volunteers."
I'm sure SEIU is in negotiations to unionize lawyers to file harassing lawsuits against their opponents and thugs to beat them up if the opponent wins in court.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
China questions costs of U.S. healthcare reform
Communist China doubts the economic viability of Obama's plans and the general truthfulness of the administration? This admission should be a wake up call to the voters in this country. Every person should sit back and take a long hard think over the fact that economic conservatives have rung the warning bell over government spending for decades and now, ultra liberal communists are ringing the bell as well. That is a stunner that should make every voter run from this administration and the liberals controlling the Democrat Party.
My Dad always said the socialists were just dreamers without the discipline of the communists and the creativity of the capitalists.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Millions will have to repay part of tax credit
Are Democrats great or what? Obama tanks the economy, spends trillions of dollars we don't have on things we don't want, then gives us a tax credit in hopes we'll spend it all to make him look better and now millions will have to pay part of it back to the government.
The thugs from Chicago can't run a refrigerator let alone a government.
Biden on 2010: If GOP Succeeds, It’s ‘The End of the Road for What Barack and I Are Trying to Do’
Vice President Joe Biden said today that if Democrats were to lose 35 House seats they currently hold in traditionally Republican districts, it would mean doomsday for President Obama’s agenda.
I haven't had the time to check old speeches, but there is a possibility that Joe cribbed this insight from somebody else. Even if he did, he has brought a smile to a lot of people, probably the majority of Americans, so at least he has that going for him.
A highly recruited high school football player was visiting Big Ten schools to try and find the best college for him.
The boy was shocked by all this. He asked the coach what was so special about the golden phone.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The ads are sponsored by the "Foundation of Patients Rights", a warm and fuzzy group otherwise known as the thugs from Service Employees International Union. It appears that when not beating people at Tea Party rallies, SEIU really really likes kids and old people, especially photogenic ones who will get more people to vote the way SEIU wants. That is, vote for more and more union (aka big government) and government control over society and the United States of America.
SEIU is part of a coalition, Change to Win, which is made up of members who broke away from the AFL-CIO because it was too conservative.
Some of CtW efforts are:
Make Work Pay: Make Work Pay is a general organizing campaign aimed at improving wages and working conditions for working people.
Justice at Smithfield: Organizes workers at Smithfield Foods pork-packing plants. Smithfield has been accused of human rights violations for its treatment of workers by international human rights group Human Rights Watch.
Ports Protection: Organizes truck drivers who move cargo from port facilities out to warehouses and businesses.
Wal-Mart Campaign: Organizes workers in Wal-Mart stores.
Driving Up Standards Together (): Organizes school bus drivers employed by FirstGroup/FirstStudent. An international campaign coordinated with the UK's Transport and General Workers Union (now part of the United Kingdom trades union "Unite").
Uniform Justice: Organizes employees of Cintas, North America's most profitable uniform and laundry company.
Cure CVS: Organizes CVS/Pharmacy and criticize its practices.
Other warm and fuzzy members are:
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
United Farm Workers (UFW)
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
Funny how the Foundation of Patients Rights never brings up their affiliation with SEIU. They could run really cool video showing how government health care would cover all the people that SEIU members beat up because those people don't want more unions that want more unions that want more government.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Major Nidal Hasan wore the Caduceus, symbol of the Medical Corps, on his lapel. As a doctor, Hasan was to have spoken and lived by this oath, which is quoted in part below:
The Hippocratic Oath (part)
In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.
The media seems fixated on the "victim" meme, ignoring that the real victims were shot by Hasan. This same media ignores that besides the fact that Hasan did violence in the name of Allah, he also did violence against a sacred oath. Hasan decidedly violated one oath in which he would "do no harm" (not stated in the oath, but implied all through) to do great harm in the name of his religion against his oath as an officer of the United States military and his fellow man.
In his few moments of Islamofacist glory Hasan broke enough oaths to even make Allah doubt his veracity. There goes the whole 72 virgin offer.
Well, at least the heavenly offer, because it seems that the ever pious Hasan enjoyed the "pleasures of love" in strip joints just like the 9/11 murderers. Oops, another couple of oaths does the crapper.
Maybe right after prayers he was just unwinding from all the pressure of being a Muslim in America, from which a lap dance and a beer or two appears to relieve terrorists.
I guess Hasan was just a murderous slave to his impulses.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
When repeated numerous times at numerous sites around the globe, well, a kitten dies and a polar bear loses its home.
X(strike) x Y (sound wave) x Z(exertion) = A(heat)
A x B(350 times) x C(number of participating congregations) = G(global warming)
So, the WCC is causing global warming.
That's not very christian.
A report written by R.A.S. Macalister in 1895 for the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.
Arriving off Inis Mac Dara, we cast anchor near the shore, and rowed in our ship's boat to the rocks, landing close to the Saint's Church, and the adjoining antiquities.
The island comprises about sixty acres, mostly bare; the rock a reddish granite, with a coast strewn with huge blocks; there is a little grass land towards the centre affording food for a few sheep. There are no inhabitants on the island, and very few of the people of the district visit it unless on the Saint's two festivals, while strangers scarcely ever do so. The church is situated on the edge of the east shore of the island, in a gentle hollow sloping to the south, and close to the natural landing place, over-looking a low reef of rock called Illaunnamorlagh. (read more)
I believe that the structure was restored approx. in 1975.
What is truly amazing is that this mortarless structure is built of hand cut stone made to fit on a sliver of land surrounded by water with no cover from the wind and weather.
There is faith and there is faith.
It is an amazing story.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I read with great interest the paean written about you today on the Politico 44 site. It's nice that you are so revered by so many, even our current President Obama who obviously adores you. You must be a real comfort to him, especially in these, his difficult times.
I do have question about your statement, "The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning." Is this a triangulation of your hopes, the truth and the media to get what you want? Man, it's great having your own hopes, truth and printing press!
It must be comforting that upwards of a million people protested the Democrat health care "reform" in Washington, DC and millions more around the nation are not only protesting, but are also driving the number of people supporting this unconstitutional power-grab by a liberal government lower and lower. Is that winning? If so, who moved the goal posts again?
You also stated, "The point I want to make is: Just pass the bill, even if it's not exactly what you want. When you try and fail, the other guys write history.”
Are the other guys the American public and if any bill is better than no bill, is that because whatever legislation passes, it can be changed in the middle of the night to get what Obama really wants, at a later date? Is this winning or just a cheap and sleazy way to undermine the will of the people? You do realize that the people do have a will and they're not nearly as stupid as you and Obama think they are, right? Being a moderate and all, I am sure you are aware of this, I think.
Anyway, great article, I trust you were able to get it written just the way you wanted it in one draft. Give my best to Hillary and whoever else you are seeing these days.
P.S. I am sure you are much more aware of what the term "tea bagger" means than most people, especially conservatives, so maybe next time you use the term to describe a very large section of the population, you'll also give a definition when you use it. People always appreciate knowing what people, even presidents, think of them. It helps build confidence not only in themselves, but your cause.
Monday, November 09, 2009
People wishing to be free and out from under the control of governments. Yes, it does remind me of the Tea Party movement here in America. The cool part is, just like in communist East Europe and Russia, many here in America have scoffed at the "people's movement" and made fun of them. Coming back to bite them in the butt, eh?
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Zack is helping bankrupt each and every voter in his district. Estimated added costs to households for just two of the bills that Congress is considering is:
Cap and Trade cost per household $1,761
Health care "reform" by household $4,000
YES -Steve Driehaus, Marcia Fudge, Marcy Kaptur, Mary Jo Kilroy, Tim Ryan, Zachary Space, Betty Sutton, Charles Wilson
NO - Steve Austria, John Boccieri, John Boehner, Jim Jordan, Dennis Kucinich, Steven LaTourette, Robert Latta, Jean Schmidt, Pat Tiberi, Michael Turner
It will be interesting to find out, if possible, what Zack's price was to vote for ObamasCare. It is rumored that just to house the bureaucrats to work on this travesty the federal government will have to lease an additional one million square feet of office space and that's just for starters.
So, the real question is how much Space is now owned by Pelosi. Space is getting too expensive whether by the square foot or the member.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
What will Zachary T. Space do? He's got himself in a bad way and everyone is mad at him. Nobody to play with and everyone telling him what to do has Zachary all upset.
Will Zack succumb to the sweet whispering lies of Mother Pelosi, the threats to break his arm from Rahm Emanuel or will he show courage and vote as his constituents want him to. Depends who can hurt him more or reward him more.
We do know that Zack voted for a Democrat health care "reform" bill in committee.
We also have reports that Zack got a tad testy, even rude, with some constituents last week when they visited his office to state their opposition to the Democrat plan. Hey, at least he finally stopped hiding from his voters and met with a few of them. Maybe he couldn't schedule another $1,000 a plate luncheon fundraiser, in Cleveland, with Jabberin' Joe Biden.
What Will Little Zack Do?
Will Mommy Pelosi's sweet whispers, Rahm's punishment or the will of the people win out?
Only little Zack knows, er, well maybe. He might be still "getting there."
Friday, November 06, 2009
Committee Confirms: Comply With Pelosi-Care Or Go To Jail
Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.
In response to the JCT letter, Camp said: “This is the ultimate example of the Democrats’ command-and-control style of governing – buy what we tell you or go to jail. It is outrageous and it should be stopped immediately.”
Progressive politics, as witnessed through the payoffs to union with stolen companies and health care "reform" is wrong, probably unconstitutional and it's going to get uglier before it gets better.
I bet Pelosi can justify this travesty by saying something like, "At least they'll have health care in prision." She is that stupid.
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House Democrats Seek Allies for Health Care Vote
“They are trying to get you any way they can,” said Mr. Altmire, who also met for an hour on Thursday with conservative constituents who traveled to Washington to take part in the rally. “I am doing the best I can against competing interests.”
Others were also coming on board.
“I’m getting there,” said Representative Zack Space, an Ohio Democrat who won a Republican seat in the Democratic takeover of the House in 2006.
Zack Space got elected, not because he represents the values of his district, but because the Republican who held the seat before him forgot those values. Now his district, OH-18, is suffering and will suffer even more because of his allegiance to those who couldn't give a damn about Ohio or her people.
He represents, not Ohio, but the values of those who own multiple million dollar mansions on each coast, swanky vineyards who employ nonunion workers and believe Ohioans are the little people who should just shut up about what is good for them.
Zack Spaces new constituents favor federal funding of abortion, allowing illegal immigrants to do whatever they want, legalizing marijuana, loved handing over auto companies to unions as payloa for supporting Obama, are against balanced budgets, they refuse to allow drilling for oil here, love gay marriage and opposes all welfare reform. Oh, they also want socialized medicine, just like Zack Space.
Zack Space's new district is CA-8. It is unclear whether he will be staying in a guest room or the servant's quarters, but at least he won't have to be subjected to the health care reform that he is "getting there" on. He's a privileged member of Congress which has their own smorgasbord of preferential treatment and health plans.
Let CA-8 have him, they deserve him. OH-18 doesn't, but then, to Zack Space, now we have become just "fly-over" country and thus we should just shut up and do what we're told. By a California liberal.
UPDATE: Wow, Gordon Gekko at Taxman Blog has a good point. If true, which it may be, these guys are lower than pond scum and twice as smelly.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
UPDATE: 12 dead in 2 attacks at Fort Hood
UPDATE at 5:09 p.m.: Officials say a shooting suspect at Fort Hood has been identified as Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, who they say was an Army mental health professional, The Associated Press reported.
A law enforcement official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.
A defense official speaking on condition of anonymity says Hasan was a mental health professional - an Army psychologist or psychiatrist, The Associated Press reported.
It was not known whether he was treating people at the base.
Officials says it was not clear what Hasan's religion was, but investigators are trying to determine if Hasan was his birth name or if he may have changed his name and converted to the Islamic faith at some point, The Associated Press reported.
UPDATE at 4:53 p.m.: The Associated Press has confirmed what ABC first reported: the suspected shooter who has been killed is U.S. Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan. He is said to be a convert to Islam.
This is a tragedy. It is a tragedy that will be witnessed more if we do not show once again a firm resolve to defeat Islamofascism everywhere including here in America. That large sections of the poor and prison inmates are being converted is worrisome enough, but that there are those in positions of influence who may be sympathetic or, worse yet, allied with terrorists, is even more worrisome.
Time to stop dithering and get serious.
UPDATE: A Col Lee who says that he worked with Major Hasan is on the news (FOX) saying that Hasan openly said that Muslims should rise up against America and American soldiers.
He is also wondering aloud why Hasan was transferred from Walter Reed to Fort Hood.
Senate Panel Approves Climate Change Bill Despite GOP Boycott
Boxer, never seen as a bright bulb, has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars to pass a committee bill that Republicans boycotted because it is so horrible and a Senate that doesn't want it to see the light of day.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who was prepared to push a host of changes, said she was “voting to bring this bill out of committee (anyway) because we need a signal to the world that America wants to be a leader” in combating global warming.
How about America being, not signaling, the world leader in business and freedom? Our dollar has been sabotaged by his administration and this new cap and trade tax, the largest ever, will sink us further.
What is the Democrat Party's real objective in destroying our economy?
AARP, Key Retirees' Lobby, To Endorse Democrats' Health Bill
Approximately half of the over 50 crowd in America belong to AARP. Supposedly, according to AARP, their membership is evenly divided among Democrats, Republicans and Independents, which sounds preposterous when looking at the senior vote history.
The Democrats have lobbied AARP hard, which means AARP got some hefty behind-door promises, in hopes of turning the tide in favor of the sinking ship known as health care reform.
I have never belonged to AARP and will not join in the future because the leadership of AARP has politicized the group to increase their profits and salaries while screwing its membership.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Dubrovnik City walls
The city of Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with walls and forts, including the Old Port. The history of the fortifications goes back to the early Middle Ages. No doubt the earliest urban settlement upon the islet of Laus was protected with walls. The fact that the city was able to resist the Saracens who besieged the city for 15months in the 9th century means that it was fortified well. The city first spread towards the uninhabited eastern part of the islet. The eastern section was included within the defence walls in the 9th and 10th century. When the sea channel separating the city from mainland was filled with earth in 11th century, the city merged with the settlement on land and soon a single wall was built around the area of the present-day city core. The whole city was enclosed in the 13th century, except for the Dominican monastery, which came under their protection not before the 14th century. The average thickness of the wall was 1.5 meters, and it was built of stone and lime. To increase the strength of the walls and ensure better defence, 15 square forts were built in the 14th century.
UPDATE: Many emails have asked whether I have visited Croatia. During my really active traveling for work days I was banned from entering most countries behind the Iron Curtain. Now that the iron veil of communism has been lifted I plan to visit Croatia and other countries in the area. My wife's family is from just across the Adriatic in the Abruzzi region of Italy, so, I hope to see this beautiful area soon. Friends have said that the people are as amazing as the country.
Hoffman of NY-23 lost. Though not a Republican, he should have won and I need to study the results to understand why he did not. I will start by looking at the polls and speaking with pollsters in the area. They have some 'splainin to do. Ditto California 10.
So far a wash.
Here in Ohio, a quick look at local and statewide issues is very disheartening. Spend, spend, spend and more government everywhere. This is not good.
At a time which suggests that the Obama Administration is and will continue spending generations of money in mere months, more spending at the local level being approved by voters is curious. Local levies and other pure spending inputs and increases appear to have been approved all over the state. Why? Maybe locals feel that they better get some money in the pipeline now before what's left disappears, but where was the logical thinking that should have clearly stated, through the vote, that we already have too much spending by governments large and small? Again, more study at the local level and looking for regional and state patterns is needed.
Statewide, the 2009 election appeared to be a result in some welfare state instead of Ohio. Casinos? Who in Hell needs casinos? They are not a panacea, not even part of a solution, they are a societal cancer and the vote yesterday is an indicator that Ohio is sicker than previously thought.
Concerning Issue 2 I found the chatter from conservatives and liberals interesting. Is Issue 2 just another layer of unneeded government or a corporate conspiracy to wring more profit out of the local coven of comrades? Either way, voters heard "safer food" and saw signs supporting the issue in farmland where the here-to-fore trusted population of farmers ply their trade and voted for Issue 2.
All of this is more sobering when viewed through the progressive lens of Washington's current promise of a chicken in every pot and a Caddy in every garage. Terrifying, when viewed through the unruly and unfocused lens of a state governor and other state leaders flailing about like chickens with their heads cut off. Strickland and his cohorts, when faced with the realities of our economy, react with a misfeasance that is, at least to the logical, bordering on criminal.
I do not feel these results bode well for Republicans. Sure, a message was sent and moderate Democrats will heed that message in the upcoming votes on health reform and other pie in the sky claptrap that Pelosi, Reid and Obama will put up. These moderate moderate Democrats will heed that message until they are bribed the right amount of government largess for their district or until their political arms are twisted out of their sockets.
Yesterday exhibited pockets of resistance to be nutured and grown, but it also signaled a voting public so enured to the public teet that it signals more insanity that will accept an ever growing government in size and power, a savior in the chimera of an FDR, which, in the end, will bring us all down.
Not a good day for Republicans or Democrats. It was an even worse day for taxpayers who are going to have to pay for all of this waste, fraud, abuse and corruption. In all, we voted for a Potemkin village when we can't even pay for the paint to hide the cracks in its crumbling facade.