Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This is not the first time I have seen Rep. Pete Stark treat his constituents like dirt. It's amazing that he has a job!
Congressman Pete Stark has been in office since 1973. He obviously thinks he's invincible. I have never seen such arrogance from a public official. It makes you wonder what kind of self-flagellating morons are in his district? Just watch this ass get reelected again.
If there ever was a poster child for term limits, this guy is it.
And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags. Just look what "they " do to the American Flag...It is a disgrace....
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Senator Byrd was fond of waving the U.S. Constitution on the Senate floor. I have no doubt that he read it; but I wonder if he understood it. He was no friend of Federalism; and our founding fathers would be perplexed to see this man waving around what they held dear and at the same time vote for that monstrosity called Obamacare.
You would have to be blind, if you didn't see the influence Senator Byrd had on the State of West Virginia. If I didn't know better I would have thought it, the State of Robert Byrd; his name is on everything. His ability of "bringing home the bacon" is a testament to his leadership.
My sympathies to the friends and family of Senator Byrd. I know your hearts are heavy. Hopefully, our wallets will be too with his passing.
A couple of years ago illegal aliens raised a Mexican flag over a U.S. Post office in Maywood, California. This was a declaration of reclamation by Mexican nationals. La Raza's dream of Reconquista is becoming true.
Since Maywood, California made the decision to embrace illegal aliens; they welcomed corruption, immorality, and now insolvency. The city's coffers are empty, and now they are dependent upon surrounding municipalities for basic services.
Here is an article published in Human Events that tells the whole sad tale: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=37671
The geniuses on the City Council of Durham, North Carolina should take note, lest you have the same fate as Maywood, Mexico.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
This video gives a good presentation on the instability of our current immigration policy. The United States can't act as a relief valve for the third world. If we continue, the United States will become a third world country as well.
Obama’s insistence on a green economy is the same old retread of Jimmy Carter’s policies. Solar panels and wind mills are not going to meet the energy demands of the American people. Obama is willing to punish the citizens of this country with onerous taxes on carbon consumption. He like Carter believes it is the American people who are at fault for the world’s ills, and that we need to tighten our belts and suck it up.
Vice President Joe Biden announced the other day that the 8 million jobs that were lost during “the great recession,” will never come back. The only thing missing was the word “malaise.” I wonder when they're going to reestablish the misery index. Even Obama’s secretary of the treasury publicly stated on the BBC that “the world cannot depend on the U.S. as it has in the past.”
With the feeling that “America’s best days are behind us,” Iran’s Mullahs see the same yellow streak running down Obama’s back as they did Carter’s. They are trying to complete their nuclear program as fast as they can. They're also stepping up measures to antagonize Israel by running the blockade to Gaza. And isn’t it ironic that Afghanistan is becoming a thorn in Obama’s side as it did with Carter?
Obama’s policies are Carteresque. We already have double-digit unemployment; inflation and interest rates are soon to follow. And with the constant assault upon energy companies, we could have gas shortages as well.
The 70’s did have some great moments such as the music that was produced. But we don’t even have that saving grace today. So if you want to reminisce, I suggest you dust off the lava lamp, pull out a vinyl record and relax in your bean bag chair; because you're going nowhere in the Obama economy.
A bunch of derelicts and hooligans, who call themselves anarchist, destroyed businesses and property in downtown Toronto. The City is host to the G20 Summit meeting.
Why is it anytime a G-anything summit is held, these bunch of punks feel they have a license to go on a rampage? Maybe these summits should be held in Asian countries where they use caning for wanton destruction of property. I say that we should adopt these laws ourselves; but the damn lawyers would bankrupt the cities from litigation.
I say to hell with these summits. Let the Asians have them, and maybe we can get a video on youtube of an anarchist bawling his eyes out, while a cane whacks his ass!
Joe Biden the walking gaffe machine strikes again. This time he berated a business owner for asking for a tax cut, and that was after he got a free custard.
Biden called the owner a "Smart Ass". I'm surprised Biden didn't call him a F***ing Smart Ass.
How dare the "little people" stand up for themselves. The impudence of this man! Doesn't he know that he exist to perpetuate and expand the federal government? You'd better expect a visit from the I.R.S. "little man".
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Well, what do you know. An honest Muslim leader finally tells the world the truth. Islam is not a peaceful religion. He further states that he wants to turn Britain into an Islamic Nation.
Keep importing those lovers of peace. And while your at it, start practicing your "Lalallalalalalal's"
This is pathetic. Instead of securing our border, the federal government put up signs warning Americans not to enter parts of Arizona. Obama is ceding territory to a bunch of bandits without a fight. Instead he sends an army of lawyers to do battle with Arizonans who are pleading for help.
We've got two more years of this jerk. By the time the Obama administration is through the whole state of Arizona will be a "No Travel Zone".
Friday, June 25, 2010
Peggy West, a Milwaukee County Supervisor, made a huge blunder on the geographic location of Arizona. She publicly stated that Arizona is not a border state. She was later corrected by a fellow supervisor.
What makes this so disturbing is Peggy's heritage is allegedly from Mexico. She clearly has no discerning accent; yet, she describes herself as a Hispanic-American. She has made the decision to distinguish herself from other Americans by usage of her ethnicity. Having done so, you would think she would know the geographic location of her hyphenated origins.
Maybe Peggy West should drop the hyphenation and just be an American; then maybe she wouldn't feel so conflicted about border issues.
It's bad enough that we have sanctuary cities, but now we have elements in the federal government who have no regard for our immigration laws.
How many times have we heard liberals scream from the top of their lungs about the insidiousness of state nullification. They harken back to the times of pre-civil war era and bite their fingernails whenever the states start to stick up for themselves.
It is not the states who are nullifying federal laws; it is cities and now we have government agencies such as the Department of Labor who are giving the American people the finger.
Secretary Solis made a taxpayer funded public announcement where she stated the following:
“I’m here to tell you that your president, your secretary of labor, and this department will not allow anyone to be denied his or her rightful pay — especially when so many in our nation are working long, hard and often dangerous hours,”
“We can help, and we will help. If you work in this country, you are protected by our laws. And you can count on the U.S. Department of Labor to see to it that those protections work for you.”
She further states:
"We're protecting all workers regardless of migration status, because that's the federal law."
The federal law protects illegal aliens?
Secretary Solis's parents were immigrants. I don't know if they came here legally, but with her attitude towards our immigration laws, I seriously doubt it. The problem with people like Solis is that they have more fidelity to their ethnicity than they do to their citizenship.
Al Qaeda suicide bombers in Britain are set to begin a three-day strike on Monday in a dispute over the number of virgins they are entitled to in the afterlife. Emergency talks with Al Qaeda have so far failed to produce an agreement.
The unrest began last Tuesday when Al Qaeda announced that the number of virgins a suicide bomber would receive after his death will be cut by 25% this April from 72 to only 60. The rationale for the cut was the increase in recent years of the number of suicide bombings and a subsequent shortage of virgins in the afterlife.
The suicide bombers' union, the British Organization of Occupational Martyrs (or B.O.O.M.) responded with a statement that this was unacceptable to its members and immediately balloted for strike action. General Secretary Abdullah Amir told the press, "Our members are literally working themselves to death in the cause of Jihad. We don't ask for much in return but to be treated like this is like a kick in the teeth".
Mr. Amir accepted the limited availability of virgins but pointed out that the cutbacks were expected to be borne entirely by the workforce and not by management. "Last Christmas Abu Hamza alone was awarded an annual bonus of 250,000 virgins," complains Amir. "And you can be sure they'll all be pretty ones too. How can Al Qaeda afford that for members of the management but not 72 for the people who do the real work?"
Speaking from the shed in the West Midlands in which he currently resides, Al Qaeda chief executive Osama bin Laden explained, "We sympathize with our workers' concerns but Al Qaeda is simply not in a position to meet their demands. They are simply not accepting the realities of modern-day Jihad, in a competitive marketplace. Thanks to Western depravity, there is now a chronic shortage of virgins in the afterlife. It's a straight choice between reducing expenditure and laying people off. I don't like cutting wages but I'd hate to have to tell 3,000 of my staff that they won't be able to blow themselves up."
Spokespersons for the union in the North East of England, Ireland, Wales and the entire Australian continent stated that the strike would not affect their operations as "There are no virgins in their areas anyway".
Another reason for the drop in the number of suicide bombings has been put down to the emergence of that Scottish singing star, Susan Boyle; now that the Al Qaeda members know what a virgin looks like, they are not so keen on going to paradise.
Source: Gates of Vienna
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Pamella Geller writes in Human Events:
Nabeel and David were harassed and intimidated, aided and abetted by law enforcement. Said David and Nabeel: “The conclusion of this video is a mob of festival security attacking our cameras, pushing us back, kicking our legs, and lying to the police. We ask you, is it a coincidence that the city with the highest percentage of Muslims in the United States is the city where Christianity is not allowed to be represented (let alone preached) on a public sidewalk?”
Here is the video:
The same group showed up this year, this time to hand out brochures. The sponsors of the 2010 Arab Festival learned their lesson and now have the police of Dearborn do their bidding.
Geller further reports:
On Saturday, I got this message from David Wood of Acts 17: “Muslims threatened to kill Nabeel [Qureshi, an ex-Muslim and David’s colleague] and me if we showed up again at Arab Fest in Dearborn, so we went there yesterday. They didn’t kill us. Instead, police arrested us and we got to spend a night in jail (along with two others who were video recording us).”
Wondering if they were arrested for passing out fliers in defiance of the ban, I asked David about the ban. He answered, “Yes, we’re banned from handing out literature, but we didn’t do that. We followed the rules, and still got thrown in jail. They flat out lied about us. We can prove they lied with the video footage (just like last year), but the police took our cameras and won’t let us have the footage. There’s major oppression of anyone who criticizes Islam.”
So, no one can pass out literature on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan? Is Dearborn, Michigan still part of the United States?
Here is the video:
Next year, I say an army of Christians surround the city of Dearborn and hand out pamphlets not just on Jesus Christ, but the monstrous acts of their prophet Muhammad.
The Republican nominee will face Democrat Larry Kissell and Libertarian Thomas Hill in the general election. SEIU’s Families First succeeded in getting a place on the ballot as well, but Wendell Fant hasn’t decided if he will run.
The Republican establishment played a huge role in Harold Johnson’s win last Tuesday night. But the one person who pushed the retired sportscaster over the finish line was D’Annunzio himself. His meltdown was something to behold. He was interviewed on a local radio show and it was downhill from there; the only thing thinner than D’Annunzio’s skin is his political acumen.
What should be considered an easy district for the republicans to win is now in doubt. Harold Johnson is a political novice who barely knows the issues. Hell, he doesn’t even live in the district.
The Republican establishment got what they wanted; someone who is malleable and who they can easily manipulate. My suggestion to Chairman Tom Fetzer is that you had better get to work at your kiln. You’ve got a lot of work to do, if you’re going to defeat Larry Kissell. The last thing we want is Nancy Pelosi to continue as Speaker of the House.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
State Senator Russell Pearce states that illegals are using the 14th Amendment as a wedge issue to come into the United States and take advantage of the welfare state that we’ve created. He is one of the drafters of the anti-anchor baby bill.
The Examiner gives a good account for the reasoning of the 14th Amendment:
According to the 14th Amendment in the Constitution, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” This amendment was projected to grant citizenship to freed slaves and also served as the final answer in Dred Scott v. Standford in 1857 (which held the view that African Americans could not be U.S. citizens). Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican Arizona State Representative, told CNN, "If you go back to the original intent of the drafters...it was never intended to bestow citizenship upon (illegal) aliens."
After the 14th Amendment was passed, two Supreme Court Cases supported the original intent: The Slaughterhouse Cases and Elk v. Wilkins. A number of years later an activist Supreme Court ignored precedence and the congressional record when they ruled in favor of Wong Kim Ark. This ruling is the catalyst for the country’s immigration nightmare.
Our founding fathers believed in natural law. They were adherents to Vattel’s Law of Nations. George Washington checked out that very book from a New York City library and failed to return it. Here is what Vattel wrote about citizens and nations:
§ 212. Citizens and natives.
The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born. I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.
The NewsObserver reports:
All three women, who are part of the N.C. Dream Team, a group formed this spring that is pushing for the act's passage, freely admit they are living in the country illegally from overstaying travel visas, as Martinez and Silva's families did, or by entering illegally, as Lopez did when she was a young teenager. They say they're angry and frustrated at the barriers in U.S. immigration laws that leave them with slim chances of going to college or getting jobs other than under-the-table work.
Notice their concerns are about benefiting off of the system.
"What brings us together is the need for us to be recognized as humans," Martinez said. "We live in the shadows."
You're living in the shadows? You are protesting in a public square! You have gone to our public schools and used services paid for by taxpayers. That's an awful small shadow.
All three graduated from North Carolina high schools. Martinez and Silva want to go to one of the state's public colleges but can't come up with the out-of-state tuition they'd have to pay.
So, it's all about not being able to afford college. And don't forget eligibility for federal loans and grants.
In their protest site near the state legislature, U.S. flag marks the entrance to one of the tents and Lopez's degrees from Alamance Community College and UNC-Chapel Hill are on a table serving as the women's command center.
Lopez, who left Mexico City with her mother and siblings because her mother wasn't making enough to feed her family, attended school with the help of an anonymous benefactor. Now, with a biology degree from UNC and as a mother herself, Lopez wants to put her degree to work in research but can't get a job without a valid Social Security number.
"I've graduated and I can't use them," Lopez said, gesturing to her two biology degrees.
You can use them. Go back to Mexico and become a productive citizen of your country. And later on if you want to become an American, go through the process. Take your pity party elsewhere.Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/06/23/546859/women-hunger-for-us-citizenship.html#ixzz0rhRZ16CN
It looks like Senator Kyle of Arizona was right. Obama is willing to trade border security for amnesty. This audio of Obama back in 2004 on a public radio station in Chicago is the proof in the pudding. I can hear the echo of Rep. Joe Wilson "You Lie".
What is laughable is Obama's take on the issue. He stated that illegals should be given a pathway to citizenship if they have shown themselves to be good citizens and committed to the country. First of all they are not citizens. If these people wanted to be citizens, they would have walked through the front door. They would have went through the process. They would have learned the language. They would show an appreciation for the culture and history of our country.
How much of a commitment do they have, when they raise Mexican flags over their businesses and our public buildings? How much of a commitment do they have, when they march on our streets waving said flags. How much of a commitment do they have, when they demand that we adopt Spanish in our everyday lives? How many times have you pressed one for English today?
These people do not want to become citizens. They just want to live here, and leech off of the public coffers. Once the economic opportunities are gone, and the United States is on the same level as all of the other third-world hell holes, they will pull up stakes and head back home.
Article I Section 8 states that Congress shall establish an uniform rule of naturalization.
Obama has Hugo Chavez like aspirations. He is probably looking for a band of rogue colonels as we speak. Thank God the people in our military have honor, and fidelity to the Constitution of the United States.
Here is the article by NumbersUSA:
Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation's 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can't secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.
(Send this FREE FAX to Pres. Obama expressing your Outrage at the Administration's plans to provide an amnesty for illegal aliens through Executive Order)
The letter that was sent to Pres. Obama earlier today asks the President for clarification on the use of deferred action or parole for illegal aliens. The executive actions are typically used in special cases and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but if 60 votes can't be secured in the Senate to pass a mass Amnesty, the Administration may use the discretionary actions as an alternative.
Here is the text of the letter signed by Sens. Grassley, Hatch (R-Utah), Vitter (R-La.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Chambliss (R-Ga.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Cochran (R-Miss.).
Dear President Obama:
We understand that there’s a push for your Administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. We understand that the Administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come.
We understand that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. Deferred action and parole were not intended to be used to confer a status or offer protection to large groups of illegal aliens, even if the agency claims that they look at each case on a “case-by-case” basis.
While we agree our immigration laws need to be fixed, we are deeply concerned about the potential expansion of deferred action or parole for a large illegal alien population. While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.
The Administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.
We would appreciate receiving a commitment that the Administration has no plans to use either authority to change the current position of a large group of illegal aliens already in the United States, and ask that you respond to us about this matter as soon as possible.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Beverly Thompson, the spokesman for Durham, admitted that only three people have traveled to Arizona for city business in the past three years, and that they have no long term contracts with any businesses that reside in that state. Yet, the Council felt it imperative to boycott Arizona.
Durham has financial problems. Instead of attending to their budget, they decided to play politics and pander to a group of people who have no regard for the laws of our land. Nate Goetz, chairman of Durham’s Human Relations Committee introduced the boycott. Here are his concerns:
Goetz said that fear is spreading within Durham's Latino community about the immigration law and whether something similar could happen in North Carolina.
"Once it comes into our neighborhoods, it has everything to do with Durham, and it's come into our neighborhoods," he said.
Mr. Goetz why do you think the Latino community is worried about a similar law passing here? Could it possibly be that they are illegal? Has that ever crossed your mind?
Mr. Goetz is the lowest form of a politician. He has more regard for illegal aliens, than the legal residents that he allegedly represents. Mr. Goetz has no problem wasting tax dollars on people who have not paid into the system; and yet the City of Durham is broke.
Mr. Goetz does not value his American citizenship. He demeans it by aiding and abetting illegal aliens who do not give a damn about this country. They look upon the United States as nothing more than a whore who is easy to abuse and take advantage of; and Nate Goetz is just the pimp to smack Miss America around.
I believe it’s time North Carolinians take a stand and boycott Durham.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Senator Kyle of Arizona dropped a bombshell on his constituents when he revealed that President Obama personally stated that he would not secure the border for political reasons.
The Obama administration denied the accusation.
In the meantime, Americans are warned not to travel into certain parts of Arizona because it is considered dangerous and beyond the realm of our law:
Dennis Godfrey, a spokesman for the Bureau of Land Management's Arizona office, said roughly a dozen signs were posted earlier this month along the Sonoran Desert National Monument advising that travel in the area is not recommended due to "active drug and human" smuggling. The signs are not far from where a Pinal County deputy was shot and killed during a confrontation with marijuana smugglers in April and the fatal shooting of two men suspected to be drug smugglers.
Here we have a bunch of politicians, both republican and democrat, who in the past have used ethnicity for political purposes. Now, it is biting us in the ass. We are now ceding territories to lawless foreigners who are using political correctness against us.
When will we realize that we are not hyphenated Americans but just Americans?
The battle took place in what today is Lincolnton, North Carolina. The land was owned at the time by Christian Reinhardt. It is on this farm, near Christian Creek, that over 1000 men and boys gathered in response to a call of arms by Loyalist militia leaders. Just across the creek stood Ramsour's Mill.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Rep. Joe Barton is right. This is a shakedown. We have laws in this country and BP is threatened with a criminal investigation. What else are they supposed to do? Especially when you have a thug administration such as this. We have a president who aspires to have Hugo Chavez like control.
The republican party never fails to disappoint. Instead of backing Rep. Barton they cave into political pressure and make the congressman apologize for what is factually correct.
What does it take for the republican party to learn from their mistakes?
I remember visiting Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland and reading the complete poem of our national anthem by Francis Scott Key. This is the first time I have ever heard someone sing that verse.
Here is the Star Spangled Banner in its entirety:
THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
by: Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)
SAY, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming!
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;
'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave,
From terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be out motto:-- "In God is our trust!"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
"The science about global warming has changed," he noted, offhandedly. "I think they've oversold this stuff, quite frankly. I think they've been alarmist and the science is in question," Graham told reporters. "The whole movement has taken a giant step backward."
Oversold is an understatement; these scientist outright lied and manipulated data. The movement has taken a giant step backward only because it was exposed as a fraud.
Senator Graham still believes in profiting off of a carbon based economy. He explains in a twisted way:
It makes sense to me that the planet is heating up because you can measure heat. It's not a stretch to say that what goes into the air is contributing to global warming, but I don't want to be in the camp that says I know people in Northern Virginia will never see snow. At the end of the day, I think carbon pollution is worthy of being controlled, whether you believe in global warming or not. I do believe that all the CO2 gases, greenhouse gases from cars, trucks, and utility plants is not making us a healthier place, is not making our society better, and it's coming at the expense of our national security and our economic prosperity. So put me in the camp that it's worthy to clean up the air and make money doing so. This idea that carbon's good for you. I want that debate. There's a wing of our party who thinks carbon pollution is okay. I'm not in that wing.
Senator Graham stated that global warming was not his religion. We can only hope that his revelation will stop him from committing heresy on our republic and the economy.
The oil industry is heavily regulated. The building of those deep sea platforms had to pass the scrutiny of federal agents. The agents who authorized the building of those rigs are just as culpable for the Gulf oil spill as BP. The media is again negligent on their reporting of this disaster.
This is analogous to home construction. When a house is built, permits have to be pulled and inspections take place at every phase of construction. If you fail to meet the codes set forth by the county and state; you will have to correct them, even if that means you have to tear the whole damn building down.
There are those who say that BP corrupted those agents. No, they corrupted themselves. At what point does a person take responsibility for their actions. A corrupt agent is a corrupt agent.
During the great depression the federal government paid farmers to plow under or not plant certain crops; or to leave their fields barren. Federal agents were hired to monitor the farmers to ensure there was no cheating. Of course those agents began to accept bribes and the federal government hired agents to regulate the regulators. This absurdity continued to the point where aerial photographs were taken of each farm to demonstrate that the laws were being followed.
President Obama has appointed Michael Bromwich to reorganize the Mineral Management Services. He is to break the MMS into three separate entities in an attempt to eliminate a conflict of interest. I guess the next thing they’ll do is create a whole new agency to counter corruption. I wonder how effective satellite imagery is on monitoring the building of deep sea platforms.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Are you going to suspend the Jones Act? Are you going to suspend government regulations that are an impediment to stopping oil from reaching the mainland? Screw environmental impact studies. The evidence is right in front of your face! Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!
Governor Jindal said to hell with the federal government. We are going to build barriers. We have citizens saying I don’t care if I get fined or thrown in jail; I’m going to take measures to stop this disaster from reaching our waterways. But our Dear Leader is too busy pointing fingers.
Dear Leader stated:
"From the very beginning of this crisis, the federal government has been in charge of the largest environmental cleanup effort in our history."
And yet people in the Gulf have no idea who is in charge.
Instead of using this moment to show true leadership, he used it for political purposes. His cap and trade bill is currently in the Senate and he wants to make a big push for it. He also dusted off one of his campaign speeches for ineffective alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar.
Obama gave us this little jewel to ponder:
“Time and again, we have refused to settle for the paltry limits of conventional wisdom. Instead, what has defined us as a nation since our founding is our capacity to shape our destiny – our determination to fight for the America we want for our children. Even if we’re unsure exactly what that looks like. Even if we don’t yet know precisely how to get there. We know we’ll get there.”
Well, Mr. Obama the America you are determined to fight for looks a lot like Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela. And we want no part of that.
You have taken over various businesses, and now you have your eyes set on BP:
“Tomorrow, I will meet with the chairman of BP and inform him that he is to set aside, whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of his company’s recklessness. And this fund will not be controlled by BP. In order to ensure that all legitimate claims are paid out in a fair and timely manner; the account must and will be administered by an independent, third party.”
We have laws in this country Mr. President. You do not have the authority to make demands on a private company. Even Attila the Hun had enough sense, when he extorted money from Rome, to know it’s not profitable to suck the host dry. It serves no one to have BP go bankrupt.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
The companies' share prices plummeted on the morning announcement; Fannie's and Freddie's stock closed down nearly 40% to 56 cents and 76 cents, respectively, in Wednesday trading. Meanwhile, the roughly three dozen publicly-traded preferred securities issued by Fannie and Freddie were punished nearly as severely, posting declines of 14% to 46% in Wednesday afternoon trading.
Fannie's and Freddie's shares have limped along since the federal government seized them. The U.S. Treasury acquired ownership of 80% of each company's common stock and agreed to pump in capital as needed to keep the companies solvent. The government has so far injected $145 billion and losses at the company continue to mount. In exchange for the capital, the federal government has received preferred shares in the same amount carrying a 10% coupon.
The American people just got screwed again. This is what happens when the federal government dictates to companies who they should do business with. Now, the world is in a quandary because the federal government implicitly guaranteed bad loans. This nightmare is just beginning.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Rep Bob Etheridge of the 2nd District of North Carolina assaulted a student when asked if he supported the Obama agenda. This is a despicable act and if anyone of us had done such a thing, we would be in jail right now.
John Edwards was right; there is two Americas. One for the political class and government bureaucrats and one for ordinary citizens.
Mr. Etheridge held a press conference earlier today and apologized for his actions. He took responsibility and showed contrition; but that is not good enough. He attacked those young people just for asking him a question. He should resign right now! YOU ARE A PUBLIC SERVANT! If you can't handle people asking you a simple question, then you need to leave office now. And if you can't do that then the good people of the 2nd district have the responsibility to throw your miserable ass out!
What is even more despicable is the way the media treated this guy. Every question was designed as an excuse or an out. It was ridiculous. Can you imagine if a republican had assaulted those kids? Here is what the republican would have got:
When was the last time you beat a student?
Do you have a history of beating your kids?
Can we check your children for bruises?
How about your wife? Did you ever beat your wife?
Did you ever hit you mother?
How about your dog? Can we see your vet bills?
When can we expect your resignation? Are you going to resign?
And the mainstream media wonders why nobody is buying their biased crap.
The Human Relations Commission’s chairman, Nathaniel Goetz, told council members events in Arizona have "created an environment of fear and hostility amongst minority communities and anyone of color," nationwide.
"Community groups and Durham’s Police Department have done substantial work in building trusting relationships in our city," he added. "Arizona’s action flies in the face of these efforts, which are vital for not only helping reduce neighborhood crime, but generating positive relations amongst our city’s growing diversity."
So you are concerned about reducing crime? What about the crime of identity theft? Illegals are stealing social security numbers to obtain jobs. How about the theft of taxpayer monies to pay for community services such as education, welfare, and health care? Do you seriously believe that illegals are contributing to the city coffers?
Some members of the Human Relations Council equated Arizona's immigration law to South Africa's apartheid. Really? Talk about hyperbole.
The council members of Durham are willing to put political correctness before citizenship. They are willing to use ethnicity to gain political points from a group of people who don't respect them or their city.
Many of us are tired of sanctuary cities. Maybe the citizens of North Carolina should send a message to Durham. Maybe we should boycott them for wasting our tax dollars on illegal aliens.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
"Here is Alvin Greene, unemployed, he goes into the Democratic headquarters and pays $10,000. That's no little bit of money for an unemployed person," House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said. "This guy, who is he? Where did he come from?"
Where did he come from? You don't know Mr. Clyburn? How is it that your party and those of you who voted in the democratic primary have no clue as to who this guy is? Better yet, where is the sycophant media that slavishly kisses your party's ass? Doesn't this remind you of another Democratic candidate that nobody vetted? A candidate that currently resides in the White House?
Alvin Greene is not only unemployed, but was charged with a felony for showing pornographic images to a college student. Rep Clyburn is calling for an investigation:
"There are a number of things that are taking place in the South Carolina political process that I find suspicious," Clyburn said. "I believe there's a coordinated effort to circumvent state and federal laws and seriously subvert the electoral process. Something needs to be done."
Since when does federal and state laws matter to you, Mr. Clyburn. You and your co-horts are constantly circumventing the laws. Alcee Hastings admitted that rules don't apply in the House of Representatives. Article Two Section One of the Constitution doesn't make a difference to you. Wait let me rephrase that...the Constitution doesn't matter to you period!
Democrats are embarrassed by Mr. Greene's nomination and want him to quit. But the nominee says he won fair and square, and refuses buckle under pressure. Rep. Clyburn thinks something suspicious is afoot:
"He's been paid to stay in it, by somebody," Clyburn said. "I just think this is a ploy by someone to dishonor and embarrass the Democratic Party."
I've got news for you Mr. Clyburn, you've embarrassed yourselves. You're an embarrassment to your state and to the country. You have to deal with what you brought to the dance. Maybe next time you'll turn on the light before you make a commitment.
It’s a full moon and the bats are flying high.
The Republican Party is trying their best to sabotage Tim D’Annunzio candidacy. The Chairman publicly stated that the front runner in the run-off election was “unfit” to serve and that he was unelectable.
D’Annunzio issued a press release:
On Monday, Republican congressional candidate Tim D’Annunzio fired back at GOP leaders who’ve spoken out against his controversial campaign, demanding that the chairman of the North Carolina GOP step down.
“Chairman Fetzer broke the Plan of Organization of the Republican Party by speaking against my candidacy,” he said. “I am officially calling for Chairman Fetzer to step down. He should resign the position.”
D’Annunzio later retracted his call for Fetzer to step down.
The Charlotte Disturber printed a hit piece on D’Annunzio. Harold Johnson, the contender in the republican runoff, then used that material on an ad campaign. D’Annunzio sued for defamation of character; then called off a scheduled debate.
Politics is a contact sport. You have to be thick skinned in this game if you want to play. Harold Johnson is no better. He then whined about being sued. I say it’s about time we put some vinegar on those abused thumbs, so as to wean these two cry babies from sucking on them all the time.
Harold Johnson was interviewed by a mediocrity on a local talk radio show. A simple question such as “What’s the first thing you’re going to do once you get to Washington D.C.” stumped him. You’ve got to be kidding me.
Larry Kissell, the king of pork, is hell bent on bankrupting this country and has a tough general election. His irresponsible spending has outraged many in what is considered a conservative district. But that is not good enough for the communist in SEIU who wanted Obamacare. This organization has circulated a petition to put another candidate on the ballot because they’re angry that Kissell didn’t vote for that monstrosity. What these morons don’t realize is that Kissell votes 96% of the time with the Democratic Party. Many of those were procedural votes which cleared the way for the passage of Obamacare.
No one can say that the Eighth District of North Carolina doesn’t have its share of characters; and that includes the one who doesn’t live here.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wilder Publications has printed a disclaimer on our founding documents. They believe the very foundation of our republic is too risque for the average reader.
The disclaimer states that the book is a product of the time and does not reflect the values of today. And yet our elected officials swear an oath to uphold and defend that very document when taking office. Somebody had better tell those upstanding public servants that their fealty to the U.S. Constitution is an aberration and that those sentiments are antiquated.
I believe Wilder Publications has it right. We don't have the same values as our forefathers. We live in a permissive society that abhors personal responsibility and self-government. Our founding fathers believed in a nation of laws; not a nation of men; and today's legislators believe in just the opposite.
A disclaimer shouldn't warn Americans about our founding documents; rather, a disclaimer should be printed on every piece of legislation, both federal and state that is foisted upon the citizens of this country:
This Law does not reflect the will of the people, and is a direct assault upon freedom loving Americans throughout the country. Please discuss with your children and fellow countrymen.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Hurricane Katrina exposed the weakness of American. We have become dependent upon government bureaucrats. Whenever a disaster hits, we expect Washington D.C. to bail us out. Whether it is hurricanes, floods, home mortgages, automobile factories, financial institutions, or the size of our toilet bowls; the federal government is the big daddy. We can’t make a move without a government overlord giving us the okay. We are becoming just like Western Europe.
Alexis De Tocqueville wrote about this very scenario in his Democracy in America:
After all, what good is it to me to have an authority always ready to see to the tranquil enjoyment of my pleasures, to brush away all dangers from my path without my having to think about them, if such an authority, as well as removing thorns from under my feet, is also the absolute master of my freedom or if it so takes over all activity and life that around it all must languish when it languishes, sleep when it sleeps and perish when it perishes.
There are European nations where the inhabitant sees himself as a kind of settler, indifferent to the fate of the place he inhabits. Major changes happen there without his cooperation, he is even unaware of what precisely has happened; he is suspicious; he hears about events by chance. Worse still, the condition of his village, the policing of the roads, the fate of the churches and presbyteries scarcely bothers him; he thinks that everything is outside his concern and belongs to a powerful stranger called the government. He enjoys what he has as a tenant, without any feeling of ownership or thought of possible improvement. This detachment from his own fate becomes so extreme that, if his own safety or that of his children is threatened, instead of trying to ward off the danger, he folds his arms and waits for the entire nation to come to his rescue.
De Tocqueville concludes:
When nations have reached this point, they have to modify their laws and customs or perish, for the spring of public virtue has, as it were, dried up. Subjects still exist but citizens are no more.
Magnolia Springs, Alabama has shown us the way. When the big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approached their shores; they stood up and told B.P. and the federal government to get the hell out of their way. The citizens of Magnolia Springs wasn’t about to wait around for a nod from a federal bureaucrat. The people of this town acted like Americans and took the bull by the horns and tackled the problem themselves.
When we have citizens like this, there is still hope for America.
A disgruntled lib walks up to a group of tea partiers in Greensboro, North Carolina and punches a guy in the face. He then states he pays his taxes as though that gives him the authority to assault someone. Wow! That is unbelievable.
Am I the only one who doesn't know about this paying taxes and punching someone in the face rule? Is it a dollar a punch? And do I get to choose who I can deliver my double deluxe knuckle sandwich too?
This is fantastic. It would give a whole new perspective on April 14. I would save my extra pennies in anticipation of punching a lib in the face. Oh, I wonder if congressman and government bureaucrats would cost extra? I'm sure it would be a premium. And to put down an SEIU thug...priceless.
Tax Day would be a joyous event. Just think we could pay down the deficit and all of the politicians and bureaucrats would be incapacitated so they could do no more harm to us. Wow! What a concept.
Here's to you Mr. Taxpayer Man.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Arthur D. Devine was one of those who volunteered:
"It was the queerest, most nondescript flotilla that ever was, and it was manned by every kind of Englishman, never more than two men, often only one, to each small boat. There were bankers and dentists, taxi drivers and yachtsmen, longshoremen, boys, engineers, fishermen and civil servants. . .
It was dark before we were well clear of the English coast. It wasn't rough, but there was a little chop on, sufficient to make it very wet, and we soaked the Admiral to the skin. Soon, in the dark, the big boats began to overtake us. We were in a sort of dark traffic lane, full of strange ghosts and weird, unaccountable waves from the wash of the larger vessels. When destroyers went by, full tilt, the wash was a serious matter to us little fellows. We could only spin the wheel to try to head into the waves, hang on, and hope for the best. . .
For more on this incredible account see this link: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/dunkirk.htm
It is amazing what a little leadership can accomplish. The call went out and the citizens of Great Britain responded. That act of selflessness and patriotism has gone down in history as the “miracle of Dunkirk,” and has become a source of national pride.
We have our own flotilla of “little ships” in the Gulf of Mexico just waiting for a spec of leadership. They are waiting to embark and fight this environmental disaster that is threatening to destroy their way of life. Instead of receiving inspiration and orders, they get finger pointing and lawsuits.
This is not our finest moment.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Barry Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama the world’s second most infamous narcissist had the following schedule while millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico:
• Two days of media events (White House Correspondents Dinner and a tête a tête with Bono)
• Three days of fundraising
• Four commemorations (graduations, Cinco de Mayo, etc)
• Six days of vacation
• Six days of campaigning
• Six sports events
And to top it off, he sang Hey Jude with Paul McCartney at the White House:
In the meantime the Governor of Louisiana is coming up with solutions that would help save the wetlands. The only problem he has is getting permission from federal bureaucrats to implement these ideas.
What response did Governor Jindal get from Barry Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama? BP is at fault and they will be held responsible for this disaster. That’s it? Oh, and he’s sending the justice department to the Gulf for further review. Wow! Don’t hold the Community Agitator back! This is a man of action!
This is what happens when power resides in a central authority. Men are rendered hapless, waiting for permission from an inept bureaucrat; in the meantime their livelihood and homes are being destroyed due to a lack of action.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Helen Thomas, the face of the dinosaur media, parroted the old line that Jews are occupiers of "Palestine." Palestine the fictional land that was originally called Transjordan but now has gained the mythical stature of Tolkien's Middle Earth, is the cause de jour of the Che Guevera crowd.
In 1914 the city of Jerusalem had a Jewish population of 45,000 out of 65,000; by 1947 that population expanded to 538,000 to the Arab population of 397,000. The British did not count an extra 100,000 Jews at the time, because they wished to make it an international city.
When the state of Israel was formed, Arab leaders called for the exodus of their people. They would not accept a Jewish state amongst them. These same leaders would become the bane of neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Jordan. Civil wars broke out and the citizens of these countries were meted death and destruction of property. Many Arab countries refused to absorb this hostile population, instead they fed upon the so-called injustice or apartheid of the Israeli state.
What many do not know is that Israel has an Arab population of over 1 million, who vote and are elected into parliament known as the Knesset. They are not sequestered into concentration camps, rather they are embraced as citizens.
Helen Thomas and others in the lame stream media are committing journalistic malpractice. But then again are any of us really surprised?
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Michelle Zubizarreta the executive of Zubi Advertising stated:
"What caught our attention was the absurdity of this law, and the notion that we all must look a certain way," continues the Cuban-American executive. "Once we talked about it, my creative team came back with the idea of the mask and the website.
Hey Michelle, while you're at it, why don't you provide them with social security numbers from American citizens so your compatriots can get gainful employment. Oh and lets not forget all of the goodies that can be finagled from the taxpayers. Isn't screwing the citizens of this country fun?
I have an even better idea. Why don't you provide a Hispanic mask for the Gringos who want to visit that pastel hell hole called Miami. And with the mask why don't you provide an English to Spanish translation dictionary so we can converse with the "indigenous" population.
Of course the Gringo mask was a satirical attempt and not a commercial endeavor:
To take part in this satire, the public was invited to go to gringomask.com, choose a mask, download it, print it, cut it, put an elastic band around it and ... bingo! New face, new immigration status! The mask has since been removed from the website. In its place is a note of thanks. "GringoMask was not a commercial product or intended to be a long term project, but a piece of satire to promote discussion and thought," reads the note, in part."The spirit in which we conceived Gringo Mask," adds Zubizarreta, "was not to offend anyone. We wanted to start a dialogue."
I have news for you Michelle, your attitude towards the laws of our land is offensive. It is obvious that you hold a higher regard to your ethnicity than you do to your American citizenship.
Nancy Pelosi stated in a press conference that her favorite word was "the word." It was a surreal spectacle, almost unnatural. If I hadn't known better I could have swore she was referencing God, Jesus Christ, or the Bible without actually making a declarative statement. Surely, this couldn't be the case.
Princess Pelosi further elaborated that we must give voice to what that means in terms of public policy and that the "word" says it all for them. Now, I thought here it comes. They are going to finally out themselves. A banner of Karl Marx is about to be unfurled from the ceiling. But nothing happened
I began to think that we were all participating in a Harry Potter novel: He that can not be named. And that name or word of course was socialism. Again, she teased us by stating that "the great mystery of our faith"; but what was that faith? She just couldn't come out and say it.
My suggestion to the Princess is the next time you wish to expound on some sort of spiritual revelation, you might want to wear your Che Guevara t-shirt, so we know what you're talking about.