Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Video From The 9/12 March

As the head of the Security Team for FreedomWorks at the 9/12 March, all I can say is I am proud of each and every American who took the time to come to DC and make a statement. (Except for the LaRouche idiots. I could have done without them.)

Plans are already underway to duplicate the remarkable success next year.

Operation Clean Sweep 2010 is in production.

"Buckle up, Buttercup." ;)

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Ten for 10 - A nice beginnning , Updated - use the FIRST contract

Ten goals for 2010!

The Republicans have not stepped up to the plate. Apparently, the GOP is content to be the party of "NOT-Democrats". This will NOT get them elected. Why are the current members of the GOP afraid of ideas and bold statements? (What have they got to lose?)

Laura Ingraham has decided to be pro-active. She's not waiting. She has a blue print that they can follow. Written in short sentences. Just ten sentences. Hopefully, that's not beyond the GOP's capability to pay attention. Her petition is a nice beginning. Once these are done, perhaps the party will get a taste of actually voting for freedom.

Go sign her petition.


1) Taxpayers' Bill of Rights (TABOR). Limit federal spending growth to the percentage in population growth plus the rate of inflation; provide taxpayers the option of filing a post-card sized return using a low, flat tax rate of 15%

2) End Tax-funded abortions. Stop federal payments to Planned Parenthood and prohibit any taxpayer-subsidized health insurance plan from covering abortion

3) Defend American Borders. Complete America's border-protection initiatives using remaining funds from the so-called stimulus bill

4) King Dollar. Preserve a strong dollar so that Americans' savings aren't wiped out by inflation and the U.S. dollar remains the world's reserve currency

5) Empower American Business. Immediately slash corporate tax rates to 15% and scrap the capital-gains tax altogether

6) Defend America. Strengthen America to defend our homeland and fully fund an operational, layered missile-defense system

7) Statism Exit Plan. De-fund czars; immediately cease bailout payments to failed companies; ban future bailouts

8) End Generational Theft. As few believe America's entitlement programs will be able to pay benefits to future generations, provide younger workers the choice of diverting payroll/Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts

9) Restore America's System of Justice. Introduce penalties for frivolous lawsuits, where those who launch unsuccessful lawsuits are liable for the defendants' legal bills

10) American Energy Independence. All-of-the-Above strategy that embraces alternatives, expands and accelerates exploration and production of oil and natural gas, and jumpstarts dramatic increases in nuclear power
- Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman of the Republican Study Committee
- Michael Williams, Texas Railroad Commissioner & Republican candidate for Senate
- Rep. Jep Hensarling (R-Texas), member of the Republican Study Committee
- Rick Crawford, Republican congressional candidate, Arkansas first district
- Marco Rubio, Florida Republican senatorial candidate
- Michelle Malkin, author of "Culture of Corruption"
- Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX), member of the Republican Study Committee
- Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), member of the Republican Study Committee

h/t RedState

This would be a nice BEGINNING. What would things would YOU like to see done?

Update: A commenter, ColdWarrior, at RedState puts this in to perspective and has a better idea. Why not have the GOP pledge to honor the FIRST CONTRACT WITH AMERICA!. No not Gingrich's....

This one:

How about this?

“It’s the Constitution, Liberals!” (except I would have called on Congress as a whole.)


The Republican Party offers to the American people the enforcement of the original “Contract with the American People” — the Contract that starts with the three words, “We the People” — the Constitution.

Specifically, my suggestion is that we get the Republican Party candidates to pledge to vigorously fight on behalf of the American people to ensure that the Congress of the United States will stay within the strictures of the few limited, enumerated powers outlined in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution:

Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

To establish post offices and post roads;

To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

To provide and maintain a navy;

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;–And

To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.

ColdWarrior has a project. Do you want to influence politics? Do you want to have a say in the platform? Do you want to help choose the candidates? ColdWarrior will tell you how to do it.
Be warned. It entails actual effort. No more screaming at the TV. You'll have to get up and get out.

The Precinct Project

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rape? That's not rape.

According to Hollywood, THIS isn't rape. Or even rape-rape, according to Whoopi Goldberg. What a disgrace.

My question, though, is, WHERE THE HELL WERE HER PARENTS?!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009


Michael W. at Doin' the Time Warp swiped this in reply to that creepy New Jersey Kindergarten Obama sing-a-long. When you're done singing it, go over and read the rest of his stuff.

The tune is "Imagine" by John Lennon

Imagine No Obama, it's easy if you try,
No teleprompters, no more healthcare lies,
Imagine all the people,
Going back to work.

Imagine no more bailouts, it isn't hard to do.
Lower unemployment, and lower taxes too
Imagine all the people,
Keeping what they've earned

You may say I'm a dreamer,
But I'm not the only one
Pursuing happiness and freedom,
It's called Capitalism.

Imagine No Obama, I wonder if you can
No need for Reed or Pelosi, get rid of Lindsay Graham
Imagine all the people
With their wallets full.

You may say I'm a dreamer,
But I'm not the only one
Pursuing happiness and freedom
And liberty for everyone.

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Michael Yon vs BS Bob

Michael Yon is at war with the British.

British Media Ops, that is.

The Major and I were driving in Camp Bastion around midday when it was very hot. A British soldier ran by wearing a rucksack. He was drenched in sweat under the blazing, dusty desert. I smiled because it’s great to see so many soldiers who work and train hard. Yet the Major cut fun at the soldier, saying he was dumb to be running in that heat. I nearly growled at the Major, but instead asked if he ever goes into combat. The answer was no. And, in fact, the Major does not leave the safety of Camp Bastion.

That a military officer would share a foul word about a combat soldier who was prepping for battle was offensive. Especially an officer who lives in an air-conditioned tent with a refrigerator stocked with chilled soft drinks. Just outside his tent are nice hot and cold showers. Five minutes away is a little Pizza Hut trailer, a coffee shop, stores, and a cookhouse.

This very Major had earned a foul reputation among his own kind for spending too much time on his Facebook page. I personally saw him being gratuitously rude to correspondents. Some correspondents—all were British—complained to me that when they wanted to interview senior British officers, they were told by this Major to submit written questions. The Major said they would receive videotaped answers that they could edit as if they were talking with the interviewee. (Presumably, senior British officers are avoiding the tough questions, such as, “So, when do you plan to send enough helicopters?”)

When I asked a different Media Ops officer about meeting with a senior British General in Afghanistan, I was told that submitting a CV (curriculum vitae) would be helpful, to which I laughed. A CV? How about this:

Name: Michael Yon
Profession: Writer
Experience: Years
Notes: I will be in and affecting your battle space for years to come. (By the way, you are losing the war. Hiding from correspondents does not change that fact.)

This war is moving fast and there is no time for games. If a general does not want to tell his story, someone will tell it for him. He will have failed by losing another winnable media battle.

Go read the rest and remember that he is supported by reader donations.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Toronto proves the statement - Registration leads to Confiscation

One always hears that gun registration is for our own good. The anti-2nd Amendment people just want to let the cops know who owns what guns, just in case, ..... you know.... if the guns are stolen and/or used in a crime.

Of course, all of this is unmitigated bull. Gun registration is the precursor to gun confiscation. Always. Every Single time. The police in Toronto are seizing guns from private citizens that have either lapsed registrations or have been banned (as if one type of gun is more dangerous than another)
"They used to be legal firearms, but now they're either unregistered or outright banned, and they're wanted by police before there's a chance burglars put them in Toronto's underground and underworld markets."

"What we believe is that legal handgun owners are not dangerous individuals, but we know from experience that their firearms can become extremely dangerous when they get into the hands of criminals," Blair said.
Of course, being registered magically protected the weapons from theft. And now, the law abiding citizens of Toronto that just lost their firearms are defenseless against those "extremely dangerous" criminals firearms.

Do we want similar laws in the United States? Do we want similar laws in Virginia? No.
Thank God for the 2nd Amendment and those that defend it.

When its time to bury your weapons, its time to dig them up.

h/t Sharp as a Marble

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Carbon Taxes? Aren't YOU a carbon based life form?

As Robert Heinlein put is so succintly, TANSTAAFL.

Why Drill Here, Drill Now is not just a political slogan but necessary for the continuation of civilization as we know it and carbon taxes are the ruination of us all. Mostly Cajun explains the real world of energy and why expecting to replace "fossil fuels" anytime soon is as naive as expecting Obama to be honest about his agenda.

Read the whole thing. And the comments.

Damn those Laws of Thermodynamics!

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Foreclosure follies

When I take a break from blogging, I'm a real estate title abstractor. I' employers at the moment. Why? Nope. Not because of the foreclosures. If every house on the market that should be foreclosed was being sold, I would have a job. My industry depends upon the transaction, the sale, of homes. And responsible banks and buyers get titles checked before they buy. And lenders and buyers need title insurance.

THIS is why I'm sittng at home, blogging.
About 1.2 million loans out there are in limbo: The borrower is in serious default yet the bank has not started the foreclosure process. Another 1.5 million are in early stages of the foreclosure process but the bank hasn't yet taken possession of the home. Counting these and loans that are highly likely to end up in default, one analyst estimates three million to four million foreclosed homes will come on the market over the next few years.

...state mortgage-mediation schemes as well as the Obama Administration's Home Affordable Modification Program, which at last count had managed to prevent 235,247 homes from coming onto the market...
Between ACORN (ie, the government) pressuring banks to give out bad loans, bank bailouts reducing the risk of the banks, and Barney Frank and co. wanting to reignite the housing mortgage bubble, and the press not wanting to give any bad news to the public because that would make their heroes look bad, we are screwed. The banks don't want to take the loss that reduced prices would bring. Remember, when the owner is the bank on an "underwater" mortgage, they are in the same boat as the previous owner. They want the money to pay their debts. No one is willing to take the loss and Congress wants to save their investment money bail them out.

You think that the FDIC is broke now? That banks are going under now? Just wait.
A comment from the post:
The FHA is writing about a third of all purchase mortgages, most of them with no money down (after the 8% tax credit). Believe it or not, USDA mortgages are gaining market share too. Yeah, USDA. And the mortgages the private sector writes, it quickly turns around and sells. The biggest buyer is, you guessed it, the government.
God forbid that any possible Democrat voters have pain. We must buy their vote help them! The government can buy all that debt! We have our money invested in those banks! We have to help the poor! We're with the government and we're here to help.

But all that money is going to be for naught.

Because the commercial real estate foreclosure crisis is on the way. Won't THAT be fun?

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Original data that started "Global Waming theory" missing, falsified, or unavailable for review.

Global warming is settled science. Everything about it is proven. Just ask them.

Heh. Its not even science......

Imagine you are a climate researcher who has been assembling the data that is used to support claims of global warming. Or imagine you are Phil Jones from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia. Or imagine you are a scientific fraud. Did I write “or”? I meant “and.”

Over at RedState, "BeagleScout" Miller begins his post with the above statement. Its also a summary of the entire thing. Quite a feat summarizing the entire post in your opening paragraph.

Apparently, scientific theories are supposed to be "repeatable" or, at least, "reviewed" by other scientists, using the ORIGINAL data.....who knew?

Over at Watts Up With That, Patrick J. Michaels, of National Review Online, exposes the fraud inherent in the entire global warming theory, in the article, The Dog Ate Global Warming.

The original "scientists" admit to throwing away the ORIGINAL data. And kept only their doctored data. Except when they have it, but refuse to provide it for review.....
Of course the sources for that data have huge problems, also.....
...the weather data that go into the historical climate records that are required to verify models of global warming aren’t the original records at all. Jones and Wigley, however, weren’t specific about what was done to which station in order to produce their record, which, according to the IPCC, showed a warming of 0.6° +/– 0.2°C in the 20th century.

Now begins the fun. Warwick Hughes, an Australian scientist, wondered where that “+/–” came from, so he politely wrote Phil Jones in early 2005, asking for the original data. Jones’s response to a fellow scientist attempting to replicate his work was, “We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?”

Reread that statement, for it is breathtaking in its anti-scientific thrust. In fact, the entire purpose of replication is to “try and find something wrong.”

Make sure that you read the comment section of the above post. Very, very enlightening about the actual status of climatology....

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Senator Snowe questions the urgency to pass the unwritten Senate Health Bill

“I truly do not understand the skepticism about this request,” Snowe said. “This is about doing our job. If it takes two more weeks, it takes two more weeks. We’re talking about trillions of dollars in the final analysis.”

“Is there something happening in two weeks that we cannot wait?” she continued. “Is it the Columbus Day recess? What is it? Because I don’t get it.”

If Senator Snowe can figure that out, why can't the rest? What's the urgency? Even though Senator Snowe votes with the liberals on many occasions, health care is one of her pet projects. On this, she is serious as a heart attack. And she does NOT like having a public option or having any reforms cost MORE money.

h/t Redstate

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Safe Schools Czar

Remember the outcry and fury over the revelations that the Catholic Church hid abuses from 20-30 years ago....Remember the outrage that erupted over the fact that these priests were not prosecuted but were either transferred or "treated" as was the mantra back then....

So, how much outrage is the left going to muster over this man, who seems to be one step up from your average NAMBLA pervert?
President Obama's "safe schools czar" is a former schoolteacher who has advocated promoting homosexuality in schools, written about his past drug abuse, expressed his contempt for religion and detailed an incident in which he did not report an underage student who told him he was having sex with older men.
Gateway Pundit has the story and the link to Fox News.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Important Notice To ODBA Members

I've gotten two emails, purportedly from I'm Not Emeril, containing an executable file.

We all know not to open unsolicited files, regardless of who sent them.

I know Alton is not sending this email, so someone on the left is trying to screw with some of the members of the ODBA.

To the asshat responsible for this, it's not going to work, you stupid dipstick. Now we're looking for you.

I hope you have a deep deep hole to hide in.

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23 September

Happy Anniversary to my bride of 31 years. Seems like yesterday.

In memory of SFC Matthew Blaskowski, Battle Company Second-503 173DABN
KIA 23 September 2007 northeast Afghanistan.

You are not forgotten.

Semper Fidelis
Semper Gratus

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Tax By Any Other Name

A tax is a tax is a tax is tax. No matter how its spun, its still a freaking tax.

Tax: A Required Contribution or Fee Levied by a Government
George Stephanopoulos, former senior advisor to Bill Clinton, on ABC's "This Week" grilled the President on how his health care overhaul would raise taxes on the middle class. The President tried to dance around the issue-- just as he has done on numerous occasions regarding abortion funding in the health care bill.

However, he can't dance away from this fact, either. Politico reports today that page 29 of the bill introduced Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont), says: "The consequence for not maintaining insurance would be an excise tax." President Obama has developed a serious credibility problem as,, and now Politico have reported on the President's misleading statements on his health care bill.

However, the American people can't be misled so easily. They instinctively know that imposing new taxes or involuntary payments (mandates) combined with massive
spending will only further burden families and the next generation of Americans.

I've said this before, and I will keep on saying it until someone shoots me:


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Automobile Insurance Is Not Health Insurance

Revised and extended:

Memo to President Barack Obama: It's a tax.
Obama insisted on national television during the weekend that requiring people to carry health insurance and fining them if they don't isn't the same thing as a tax increase. But the language of Democratic bills to revamp the nation's healthcare system doesn't quibble. Both the House bill and the Senate Finance Committee proposal clearly state that the fines would be a tax.

And the reason the fines are in the legislation is to enforce the coverage requirement.
"If you put something in the Internal Revenue Code, and you tell the IRS to collect it, I think that's a tax," said Clint Stretch, head of the tax policy group for Deloitte, a major accounting firm. "If you don't pay, the person who's going to come and get it is going to be from the IRS."

Democrats aren't the first to propose that individuals be required to carry health insurance and fined if they refuse. The conservative Heritage Foundation called for such a mandate in the healthcare debate during the 1990s, although its proposal differed from the ones pending in Congress. Heritage has since dropped the idea and now favors using tax credits to encourage people to buy coverage carrots and not sticks.

During the 2008 political campaign, Obama opposed making coverage mandatory because of the costs. His position has shifted now that it's becoming clear that such a requirement will be part of any legislation Congress sends him. Conservative activists are calling it a violation of his pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class.

"This is exactly what George Bush Sr. did when he said he wouldn't raise taxes, and it cost him the next election," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Obama is doing the same thing, but he's insulting people by telling them that if you don't call it a big purple banana, somehow it wouldn't be a tax."

Some liberals acknowledge that Obama might be vulnerable on the insurance requirement. But they contend that most people will understand as long as the legislation provides enough of a subsidy to make the coverage affordable. That's a central issue this week as the Senate Finance Committee starts voting on legislation.

"I think it's a metaphysical question as to whether it's a tax or not," said Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future. "The real question that will determine whether people are upset is whether the insurance is affordable."

During an interview that aired on ABC's "This Week" Sunday, Obama insisted that the insurance requirement is not a tax.

"For us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase," the president said. "What it's saying is . . . that we're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore.
"Right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance," Obama said. "Nobody considers that a tax increase.

"You just can't make up that language and decide that that's called a tax increase," he said. But a Democratic staff description of Sen. Max Baucus' bill calls the proposed fines an "excise tax." Penalties of up to $950 for individuals and $3,800 for families would be imposed on those who don't get coverage.

The House bill uses a complex formula to calculate the penalties, calling them a "tax on individuals without acceptable healthcare coverage."

Did you get that? You're going to be fined if you don't have acceptable healthcare. Thats a federal mandate. Thats a tax. You MUST purchase coverage or you will be fined. Where in the Constitution does it give Congress the authority to do that? and don't give me the "promote the general welfare" BS. Thats in the Preamble.

I know all you obamabots just hate it when conservatives have a reasoned arguement against government healthcare/insurance reform/whatever the hell ya'll are calling it today, so when I found this little tidbit, I couldn't wait to post it.

Its the best response to the "the government requires you to have to have automobile insurance, whats the difference?" argument the obamabots are so fond of using. I can expand on this simply by explaining that liability insurance is not for your direct protection, it protects against potential property damage and personal injury that you MIGHT cause, if you have an accident. You are required to have it, but if you don't, you must pay an uninsured motorist fee to the DMV, and you will still be liable for any damages and medical expenses you cause.

Collision and comprehensive are not required unless you finance your vehicle. The bank requires you to have it to protect THEIR interests. Once the vehicle is paid for, you can discontinue coverage with no penalties.

From an article in the American Spectator, via my heart-throb, Michelle Malkin:

Obama argues at another part of the interview that, "right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase." But there are many reasons why this is a flawed analogy. Most importantly, car insurance mandates, which apply at the state level, only apply to people who drive a car on public roads. If I don't drive, I don't have to purchase car insurance. By contrast, the health insurance mandate would apply, with few exceptions, to everybody in the United States. Also, people aren't forced to report car insurance in their federal tax returns, and fines are not assessed through the federal tax code. And if car insurance mandates are the model, then they certainly aren't effective, with an estimated 13.8 percent of drivers going without coverage in 2007, according to the Insurance Research Council.

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Top 15 Reasons to be Removed From An Email List

H/T Tom in Valley Forge.

You have requested to be removed from the “Defend America & the Constitution” mailing list.

To help us better serve the REAL PATRIOTS who want to preserve, protect & defend the constitution, against ALL enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC, please select one or more of the following reasons for wishing to be removed;

1. The government knows best and I don’t care if they ignore the constitution, just as long as I get to watch sports and drink beer

2. I’m a democrat and I just follow the party line like a lemming off a cliff

3. I don’t care that Obama isn’t a natural born citizen just as long as I get my mortgage and gas check

4. I really don’t understand what the constitution and the rule of law means

5. I just don’t give a damn that the constitution is being trampled

6. I think it’s a great idea to close Gitmo and bring those poor misunderstood Muslims here for a better life

7. I really don’t care about the country because I’m an illegal alien too and I need the FREE HEALTH CARE

8. I have always kept my head in the sand because if I don’t know about it, it can’t be bad

9. After I voted for Obama, I got a tingly feeling up my leg and that told me it was the right thing to do

10. I don’t want to say anything and be labeled a racist

11. When I looked into Obama’s eyes, I HAD to obey

12. All my neighbors are Obama zombies and I’m afraid they will burn my house down if I fly my flag upside down in my front yard

13. I don’t want my phone & email monitored and have black helicopters over my house if I object to Obama being president

14. He looks good without a shirt and that’s the most important thing for a president

15. I’m really a Socialist and want to take from those who work & give to those who don’t just like Obama, so he’s my HERO

Thanks for your cooperation, and in the words of the great patriot and defender of liberty Samuel Adams…

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

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Monday, September 21, 2009

These Women Rock!


DC Protest Warrior: Two Views on Zero; Woodward Is Still Connected

Two Views on Zero; Woodward Is Still Connected

Zero is caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place with the anti-victory pro-jihad dhimmicrats on one side, and Americans who are certain The One will be the wimp we know he is.


Pure, unadulterated genius

Introducing Kseniya Simonova'

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

h/t RedState's Moe Lane

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Our soldiers need our help.

Chuck Zeigenfuss of From my position.....On the way! says that Soldiers' Angels - Germany needs our help. Every little bit helps.
h/t Traction Control
All summer we have been experiencing a very large number of incoming medevacs, particularly from Afghanistan.

Unfortunately, the past several weeks have been even worse. We are in urgent need of the following items. Please help if you can. Please also pray for our patients and staff during this very difficult time.

Thank you.

- Sweatpants and Zippered Hoodie Sweatjackets (M, L, XL - Gray, Black, Dark Blue)
- Blankets of Hope
- Lounge/sleep pants/pj bottoms (M, L, XL)

- Undershirts and plain T-shirts (M, L, XL)
- Shorts, baggy basketball-type (M, L, XL)

- Men's Boxerbriefs (M, L, XL) 2nd choice boxers. Please do not send "tightie whities"
- Socks

- Please do not send clothing sizes Small, 2X, or 3X.
- Please do not send books or magazines.

Please send items to:

Attn: Soldiers' Angels
CMR 402
APO AE 09180

- Please email me mphillips AT soldiersangels DOT org when items are shipped.
- Include a note with your name, Email address, and brief description of items sent in your packages. Without this information, we will be unable to confirm their receipt.
- Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for receipt confirmation.



Nothing Like A Dose of Reality


Anne Wortham is Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University and continuing Visiting Scholar at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. She is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association. She has been a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and honored as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. In fall 1988 she was one of a select group of intellectuals who were featured in Bill Moyer's television series, "A World of Ideas." The transcript of her conversation with Moyers has been published in his book, A World of Ideas.

Dr. Wortham is author of "The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of Black Race Consciousness" which analyzes how race consciousness is transformed into political strategies and policy issues. She has published numerous articles on the implications of individual rights for civil rights policy, and is currently writing a book on theories of social and cultural marginality.

Recently, she has published articles on the significance of multiculturalism and Afrocentricism in education, the politics of victimization and the social and political impact of political correctness. Shortly after an interview in 2004, she was awarded tenure.

This article by her is something. A "must read".

Fellow Americans,
Please know: I am Black; I grew up in the segregated South. I did not vote for Barack Obama; I wrote in Ron Paul's name as my choice for president. Most importantly, I am not race conscious. I do not require a Black president to know that I am a person of worth, and that life is worth living. I do not require a Black president to love the ideal of America .

I cannot join you in your celebration. I feel no elation. There is no smile on my face. I am not jumping with joy. There are no tears of triumph in my eyes. For such emotions and behavior to come from me, I would have to deny all that I know about the requirements of human flourishing and survival - all that I know about the history of the United States of America , all that I know about American race relations, and all that I know about Barack Obama as a politician. I would have to deny the nature of the "change" that Obama asserts has come to America .

Most importantly, I would have to abnegate my certain understanding that you have chosen to sprint down the road to serfdom that we have been on for over a century. I would have to pretend that individual liberty has no value for the success of a human life. I would have to evade your rejection of the slender reed of capitalism on which your success and mine depend. I would have to think it somehow rational that 94 percent of the 12 million Blacks in this country voted for a man because he looks like them (that Blacks are permitted to play the race card), and that they were joined by self-declared "progressive" whites who voted for him because he doesn't look like them.

I would have to wipe my mind clean of all that I know about the kind of people who have advised and taught Barack Obama and will fill posts in his administration - political intellectuals like my former colleagues at the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

I would have to believe that "fairness" is equivalent of justice. I would have to believe that a man who asks me to "go forward in a new spirit of service, in a new service of sacrifice" is speaking in my interest.. I would have to accept the premise of a man that economic prosperity comes from the "bottom up," and who arrogantly believes that he can will it into existence by the use of government force. I would have to admire a man who thinks the standard of living of the masses can be improved by destroying the most productive and the generators of wealth.

Finally, Americans, I would have to erase from my consciousness the scene of 125,000 screaming, crying, cheering people in Grant Park, Chicago irrationally chanting "Yes We Can!"

Finally, I would have to wipe all memory of all the times I have heard politicians, pundits, journalists, editorialists, bloggers and intellectuals declare that capitalism is dead - and no one, including especially Alan Greenspan, objected to their assumption that the particular version of the anti-capitalistic mentality that they want to replace with their own version of anti-capitalism is anything remotely equivalent to capitalism.

So you have made history, Americans. You and your children have elected a Black man to the office of the president of the United States, the wounded giant of the world. The battle between John Wayne and Jane Fonda is over - and that Fonda won. Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern must be very happy men.

Jimmie Carter, too. And the Kennedys have at last gotten their Kennedy look-a-like. The self-righteous welfare statists in the suburbs can feel warm moments of satisfaction for having elected a Black person.

So, toast yourselves: 60s countercultural radicals, 80s yuppies and 90s bourgeois bohemians. Toast yourselves, BlackAmerica. Shout your glee Harvard, Princeton , Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Berkeley.

You have elected not an individual who is qualified to be president, but a Black man who, like the pragmatist Franklin Roosevelt, promises to - Do Something!

You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine - what little there is left - for the chance to feel good. There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness.
God Help Us all...

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Is This Government TRYING To Kill the Farmers?

I'm watching the live broadcast from the San Jouquim Valley with Hannity. I have some advice for the folks out there.


Screw the enviro-nazis. What are they gonna do? Lock everybody in the valley in jail?

Everyone has the God given right to grow food. The government has no authority to deny irrigation water to farmers, I don't care what the enviromentalists say.

At some point, reason has to outweigh emotion and some stupid little fish that we call bait back here; and the logic behind the June 2009 ruling that watering the crops will hurt the whales eludes me.

I guess someone somewhere has a chart that proves that assumption, but until they make a viable connection between whales in the Pacific and crops in the San Jouquim Valley, I'm siding with the farmers.


Take back your farms and grow produce.

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DC Protest Warrior: GoE Laptops for Wounded


A Black Minister Defends the Tea Party


Saturday, September 19, 2009

DC Protest Warrior: Blackfive for President?!?


Friday, September 18, 2009

DC Protest Warrior: 10th Amendment Musings

DC Protest Warrior: 10th Amendment Musings

We have some very motivated young folks on our side. Smart, too.


So Exactly What Was Happning in San Francisco in the 1970's?

Princess Nan, ruler of the house of SanFran, purveyor of crocodile tears, mistress of the realm of Berkley, and a favorite of code oink, says she's "concerned" about the signs she saw in DC on Saturday, because she saw "anti-government rhetoric" which reminded her of "the late '70s in San Francisco" when "it created a climate in which violence took place."

Well, through the power and magic of the internet, (you think algore is sorry he invented this thing, yet?), I found this little tidbit:

The Gay Pride Freedom Day Parade

The signs were mild in comparison to the behavior of the attendees.

What exactly is she referring to?
This is another Alinsky tactic.

It diverts attention away from the legitimate issue of ever increasing government intrusion and makes the people who are talking about it the villans. It creates an "I told you so moment" when someone from the extreme left initiates a violent confrontation with a member of the pro-liberty movement and the "wise ones" on high can look down on the pesants and "tsk tsk" and say "See, we told you this would create violence."

Lets get this straight: The ONLY people using violence are on the left.
Union thugs who beat up Townhall attendees;
The New Black Panther Party who use threats of violence to intimidate voters;
Muslim terrorists who kill innocents.

There was no violent anti-government rhetoric on any sign that I saw on Saturday.
I saw homemade signs expressing concerns about the direction our Nation is headed.
I saw Lyndon LaRouche people (LaRouche people have the same level of credibility as the New Black Panther Party) carrying signs with pictures of Obama with a Hitler-esque moustache.

Here is a link to over 300 images from the 9/12 March.

I sent it to O'Reilly after that lovefest he had with Sally Quinn Friday night.
Find a violent sign. I defy anyone to find one.
(#63 has a suspicious looking character in the right corner.)

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A Nation That Stands Against Israel, Stands Against God

Personal observation: Screw with Israel at your spiritual peril. You will answer to a higher authority because of it. All Christians have a personal stake in the survival of Israel.
You stand with her or you stand with evil.


From Phyllis Chesler:

The fate of Israel is humanity’s fate, not merely Jewish fate. Israel’s destiny represents the destiny of Western civilization and that of civilized humanity everywhere. What happens to Israel will determine whether civilized humanity will—or will not–prevail over the forces of Evil.

We pray that God remember and watch over us. May God show compassion and mercy to all Israel and all civilians. We humbly pray that our good deeds, and those of our ancestors diminish, even cancel out what the scoundrels amongst us have done this past year: foul and mercenary deeds which have endangered us and for which we have all been held liable—not only by Jew-haters but also by God.

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Surprises on the Votes To De-fund ACORN


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meet A Hero: SFC Jared Monti


From ACORNs, great trees are grown

ACORN has many, many connections that most people don't know about.


h/t RedState



Constitution Day

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Happy Birthday to the greatest document the world has known. God Bless these United States of America.

Now, its up to us to keep this Republic. We're trying, Mr. Franklin. We're trying...



Obama Administration believes Russia

when they say that, "Of course we'll help you with that Iranian problem.....We'll get them to put away the nukes. We've only invested millions in helping them develop nuclear power....Don't worry about it. The check is in the mail. And we have a bridge to sell you. I promise not to c..."

You get the idea.

So.....Obama has betrayed two allies, Poland and the Czech Republic, by killing the missile defense idea. Russia is upset that we want to put DEFENSIVE, anti-missile systems in Europe. Why? Oh, that's right....they've already bullied two countries. Why not more? Georgia and Ukraine are screwed.

Let's see who is the wonderful negotiator for this travesty: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control Ellen Tauscher ‘The first member of her family to attend college, she graduated in 1974 from Seton Hall University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education.

I'm sure THAT will help in international relations. (Actually, it probably would.)

Here's the news from abroad:

From the AP: Obama scrapping missile shield for Czech, Poland

Premier Jan Fischer told reporters that Obama phoned him overnight to say that "his government is pulling out of plans to build a missile defense radar on Czech territory."

"The same happened with Poland. Poland was informed in the same way about this intention," Fischer said.

Under the plan, which had been proposed by the Bush administration to defend the United States and its European allies against a possible missile attack from Iran or elsewhere in the Middle East, 10 interceptor rockets were to have been stationed in Poland and a radar system based in the Czech Republic.

So, Obama called them up like a unfaithful girlfriend and said, "Honey, I think we should start seeing other people. Its not you. Its me....."

He's doing this WITHOUT Russian guarantees of sanctions against Iran. He's HOPING that Russia will CHANGE its mind about helping the US.

Kinda of like an insecure girl putting out just so the quarterback will date her.

Alexei Arbatov, head of the Russian Academy of Science's Center for International Security, told a Moscow radio station Thursday that the U.S. was giving in on missile defense to get more cooperation from Russia on Iran.

"The United States is reckoning that by rejecting the missile-defense system or putting it off to the far future, Russia will be inclined together with the United States to take a harder line on sanctions against Iran," he said.

But what happens to her reputation? Lets see:

The decision to scrap the plan will have future consequences for U.S. relations with eastern Europe.

"If the administration approaches us in the future with any request, I would be strongly against it," said Jan Vidim, a lawmaker with Czech Republic's conservative Civic Democratic Party, which supported the missile defense plan.


Former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lech Wałesa, has spoken out about media reports that the US has scrapped plans to install a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.

“Americans have always cared only about their interests, and all other [countries] have been used for their purposes. This is another example,” Mr Wałęsa told TVN24. “[Poles] need to review our view of America, we must first of all take care of our business,” he added.

“I could tell from what I saw, what kind of policies President Obama cultivates,” the former president added. “I simply don't like this policy, not because this shield was required [in Poland], but [because of] the way we were treated,” he concluded.

The Czech government stood by us against opposition in their country because they knew it was the right thing to do. Poland has always been an American ally. Too bad they trusted us. I wonder why we have such a poor reputation among allies........

And Niles Gardiner of the UK Telegraph puts it just right: Barack Obama surrenders to Russia on Missile Defence.

He wrote:
“if enacted, this would represent a huge turnaround in American strategic thinking on a global missile defence system, and a massive betrayal of two key US allies in eastern and central Europe. Such a move would significantly weaken America’s ability to combat the growing threat posed by Iran’s ballistic missile program, and would hand a major propaganda victory to the Russians.”

This is bad news for all who care about the US commitment to the transatlantic alliance and the defence of Europe as well as the United States. It represents the appalling appeasement of Russian aggression and a willingness to sacrifice American allies on the altar of political expediency. A deal with the Russians to cancel missile defence installations sends a clear message that even Washington can be intimidated by the Russian bear.

President Jimmy Carter Barack Obama is swallowing it all,.......hook, line, and sinker.

Oh, and Obama had the class to do this on the 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVASION OF POLAND BY THE USSR.


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How big was it?

(click to embiggen)

Yeah, It WAS Big.

Charlie Martin at Pajamasmedia tells us just how big it really was.

h/t Insty

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

FBI Dispells Gun Show Loophole Myth

"Close the Gun Show Loophole! Close the Gun Show Loophole!"

This is the perennial cry of those that want to restrict private sales of firearms between two adults.

"If we just close the loophole, criminals and crazies won't get guns!"

Um, no. This is their "reasoning" behind this restriction, but, its been dis-proven. Alphecca has the basic information:

The study involved a pool of more than 800 incidents from which researchers selected 40, involving 43 offenders (13 of them admitted gangbangers/drug traffickers) and 50 police officers.

What researchers found was that handguns were used in the assaults on officers and all but one were obtained illegally. None of the firearms in the study was obtained from gun shows. None of the offenders pick a particular type of gun to use because he/she felt it would do the most damage.


In conclusion, none of the criminals studied was hindered by any law, federal, state or local, established to prevent gun ownership. They just laughed at gun laws. Police officers faced with an armed criminal who hesitates while he/she decides to shoot or don’t shoot will likely find himself/herself a potentially deadly split second or more behind the criminal who has no hesitation whatsoever about pulling the trigger.

The rest can be found here: Shoot or Don't Shoot

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The End is Nigh....

It must be.

Cats and dogs living together....

Jon Stewart and Glenn Beck agreeing.....NO......
Jon Stewart sounding and acting like Glenn Beck.

Go see why. Its great!

When the left have lost Jon....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How big was the Tea Party rally?

How big was the rally? It was SO big........

......the New York Times was forced to cover it.

h/t small dead animals

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As the ACORN falls....

During the last episode, we left our imperiled investigators being threatened by the clueless Maryland Attorney General.

However, that menace may find out that he has bitten off more than he can chew....

Perhaps he should investigate, or be investigated, as to why ACORN has been able to operate in HIS state illegally for over two years. Who knew? And when did they know it? Who was paid off? Does he really want to open an investigation into the ACORN matter? Of course, a jury trial would be an absolute necessity. Is it illegal to record illegal activities without the lawbreakers knowledge? Really?

What should be done with all the money that was handed over to the Maryland family mob branch of ACORN? Shouldn't they pay it back with interest? Lets get the IRS to look into it. It IS illegally gotten gains......

Meanwhile, our intrepid cub reporters have scooped the entire media on yet ANOTHER ACORN scandal, including a confession of an ACORN worker killing someone. Same said worker alleges that she hobnobs with many influential people. Names are named.....

Stay tuned for more....

Where IS the rest of the media?

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Who is the TEA Party?

What is the meaning of the 9/12 march on Washington, DC? Who are these people? Why are they so angry?

The estimable James Atticus Bowden explains.

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Tom White knocks it clean out of the ball park!

I have seen racism and THIS IS NOT IT!

Well said,Tom.

Go read the whole thing.

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An epidemic of "botched assaults"

Tell me again what happened to Ryan Frederick?

Why do we have such a militarized police? Why do so many raids have to be SWAT raids or "no knock" raids?

Go read the excerpts about each botched raid.

I think we need to re-examine how we want law enforcement to enforce the laws.

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Repeating an action and expecting different results is insanity.

Are we doomed to repeat history? Its said that those that do not read history are doomed to repeat it. How about those that just flat out ignore history?

In 1932, the Great Depression was easing throughout the world. Employment was up in the US. And then FDR decided to "help," thereby turning our depression into a Great Depression, a depression WITHIN a depression.

It started with overspending and Smoot-Hawley.

Obama just started a trade war with China.

Obama is borrowing to spend our way out of the depression, sending our credit rating into the toilet.

Europe, though socialist lite, has not interefered to such a great extent in their economies as we have done. Europe is pulling out of the recession.

Now, for all those that expect inflation to jump, gold is very popular. Will Obama steal your gold, just like FDR did? Probably not. Its not necessary. Gold buyers have been demonized as "crazy". Its just gone up over $500 since 2003.

So, what will Obama do when his policies fail just like FDR's did? It took WWII to solve our problems back then.....

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Reactions to Obama Flipping Us The Finger

Since there are just too many better writers out there, and many of you are working too hard to take the time to find them, here's a round up of reactions to ObamaCare.

Roger Kimball at Roger's Rules talks about Obama as Tony Soprano.

He introduces Thomas Sowell's piece on Obama vs. Common Sense.

But he absolutely loves Shikia Dalmia's PutUp or Shut Up.

Obama swears that there will be no rationing. But he's going to cut costs. TigerHawk and Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) talk about how ObamaCare will cut investments in medical innovation.

TigerHawk: As we have long predicted on this blog, the health care "reformers" propose to finance at least part of the "savings" or new benefits -- it is impossible to know which -- by decreasing the rate of return on medical technology. There are many ways in which this might be done, but the Senate Democrats are proposing to do so directly, by levying a "value added tax" on medical device companies according to their proportion of U.S. sales. This tax would be without regard to profitability, so it would amount to a capital tax on start-ups and a massive income tax surcharge on profitable companies, varying as net margins do.

Glenn Reynolds: The normal critique of socialized medicine is to point out that people have to wait a long time for these kinds of treatments in places like Britain. And that's certainly a valid critique. I'm sure my mom and daughter would still be waiting for their treatments, while my father and wife would probably be dead.

The key point, though, is that these treatments didn't just come out out of the blue. They were developed by drug companies and device makers who thought they had a good market for things that would make people feel better.

But under a national healthcare plan, the "market" will consist of whatever the bureaucrats are willing to buy. That means treatment for politically stylish diseases will get some money, but otherwise the main concern will be cost-control. More treatments, to bureaucrats, mean more costs.

Obama Care. Flipping you the finger while you wait to die.

cross posted at RedState

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Credit where credit is due.

Hooyah! Mr. President!

Ya did the right thing.

When you absolutely, positively, need someone destroyed yesterday!

Ten days ago President Obama signed the Execute Order for Nabhan, who since 2006 was on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists. He was also wanted for the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Kenya in 1998.
h/t Riehl World View

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The Left ALWAYS attacks its critics. Always.

Re-posted with additions. Cross posted at RedState.

From the Clinton machine to Obama’s minions, the left has attacked every critic. Pelosi calls concerned citizens, many of them democrats, nazis. The administration tells its people to “punch back twice as hard.” This is against private, albeit loosely organized, citizens. Joe the Plumber was investigated and his private information used against him. The press pilloried him for daring to question “the One.” Do you think Gov. Palin would have had so much trouble if she had never left Alaska, or hadn’t attracted so much support? Now, private citizens are getting calls and emails for questioning and contradicting their representatives in public. Many have gotten threats to their lives. Katy Abrams dared to question Arlen Spector and her family is now getting threats. Kenneth Gladney was beaten by SEIU thugs for daring to be a conservative black man.

Do you really think that, under a Progressive government, who you know and what you say won’t be held against you? Who invented anti-2nd Amendment political correctness? Who invented the idea of hate crimes and hate speech? And, of course, we always hear that “right wing” talk is “hate speech,” thereby making conservative talk, or thought, a crime, if taken seriously.

Now, picture these same tyrants in charge of your health care……

Who did you vote for? Are you a union member? Do you support the unions? Are you a member of the right ethnic group? Which candidate did you send money to? Have you sent your donation to the DNC?

These questions, or similar ones, could appear on your standard medical questionnaire.

Tell me that’s not a possibility with what you’ve seen this administration do. Tell me that, with what you’ve seen appear on the census, this couldn’t happen. Tell me, with the incorporation of ACORN, etc, into the government, that this wouldn’t matter.

Let’s hope that you are right.

But it would be safer if we just don’t have government run health care.

That said, take a look at what the “health care” plans would do. Even if the following ideas were not implemented, since unions are exempted from the public plan, citizens would unionize just to get good health insurance….

h/t Flopping Aces

Read the Union Health-Care Label
Get ready for Detroit-style labor relations in our hospitals.
By Mark Mix
Wall Street Journal
SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

In the heated debates on health-care reform, not enough attention is being paid to the huge financial windfalls ObamaCare will dole out to unions—or to the provisions in the various bills in Congress that will help bring about the forced unionization of the health-care industry.

Tucked away in thousands of pages of complex new rules, regulations and mandates are special privileges and giveaways that could have devastating consequences for the health-care sector and the American economy at large.

The Senate version opens the door to implement forced unionization schemes pursued by former Govs. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois in 2005 and Gray Davis of California in 1999. Both men repaid tremendous political debts to Andy Stern and his Service Employees International Union (SEIU) by reclassifying state-reimbursed in-home health-care (and child-care) contractors as state employees—and forcing them to pay union dues.

The current House version of ObamaCare (H.R. 3200) goes much further. Section 225(A) grants Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius tremendous discretionary authority to regulate health-care workers “under the public health insurance option.” Monopoly bargaining and compulsory union dues may quickly become a required standard resulting in potentially hundreds of thousands of doctors and nurses across the country being forced into unions.

Ms. Sebelius will be taking her marching orders from the numerous union officials who are guaranteed seats on the various federal panels (such as the personal care panel mentioned above) charged with recommending health-care policies. Big Labor will play a central role in directing federal health-care policy affecting hundreds of thousands of doctors, surgeons and nurses.

The House bill has a $10 billion provision to bail out insolvent union health-care plans. It also creates a lucrative professional-development grant program for health-care workers that effectively blackballs nonunion medical facilities from participation. The training funds in this program must be administered jointly with a labor organization—a scenario not unlike the U.S. Department of Labor’s grants for construction apprenticeship programs, which have turned into a cash cow for construction industry union officials on the order of hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

There’s more. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has suggested that the federal government could pay for health-care reform by taxing American workers’ existing health-care benefits—but he would exempt union-negotiated health-care plans. Under Mr. Baucus’s scheme, the government could impose costs of up to $20,000 per employee on nonunion businesses already struggling to afford health care plans.

Mr. Baucus’s proposal would give union officials another tool to pressure employers into turning over their employees to Big Labor. Rather than provide the lavish benefits required by Obamacare, employers could allow a union to come in and negotiate less costly benefits than would otherwise be required. Such plans could be continuously exempted.

Americans are unlikely to support granting unions more power than they already have in the health-care field. History shows union bosses could abuse their power to shut down medical facilities with sick-outs and strikes; force doctors, nurses and in-home care providers to abandon their patients; dictate terms and conditions of employment; and impose a failed, Detroit-style management model on the entire health-care field.

ObamaCare is a Trojan Horse for more forced unionization.

Mr. Mix is president of the National Right to Work Committee.

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ERISA - do you know what it means?

Neither did I. And the powers that be don't want you to know either. Have you seen how these "health care" bills are written? Or the existing regulations?

During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church was in charge. All power was based on God's approval. And only the priesthood could read Latin....
Similarly, the mullahs do the same thing in the muslim world. The Koran is in Arabic. And only the imams read Arabic.....

Now, power seeking entities seek control over your lives. Insurance companies, governments, lobbyists, etc, all want to control and guide your choices.

William Tucker at The American Spectator explains it all:

But let's get back to my original point, which is that liberals speak a different language when they talk about healthcare. Here's what the Brookings Institution recommends for resolving the problem:

• Link "meaningful use" health IT [Information Technology] bonuses to achieving better results as part of systems of quality measurement, quality improvement, and care coordination.

• Create interoperability and provider communications standards, with a focus on filing priority gaps in standards for practical exchange.

• Fund technical support programs to ensure providers adopting health IT have access to comprehensive support for overcoming implementation challenges.

• Create an entity [that means a federal government panel] to allocate CER [Comparative Effectiveness Research] based on the expected value of the evidence to be developed, including the national burden of disease and the likelihood that the research will lead to real improvements in care.

• Emphasize areas of medical uncertainty, public health interventions, and broad provider practice patterns and the policies that influenced them.

I don't know about you but most of these sentences sound like the kind you compose with refrigerator magnets. What in god's name are they talking about?

Now I know what the answer will be. "You don't have the expertise to know what they're talking about." I'm sure that's true. There must be a level of non-profit, policymaker executive authority at which this all jargon makes sense.

But that's the whole point. None of this is supposed to be comprehensible to ordinary individuals. It's not written for people who take part in the system. It's written for people who see the major players as chess pieces to be moved around the board.

Obama wants us all to have choice. Apparently, through ERISA, unions, large corporations, and the self insured, perhaps 90% of the insured, already have choice. Governments don't like that.

Go read the rest.

Cross posted at RedState

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Its NOT about Health Care. Its about POWER.

What is it that the Left promises?

Yes, I know, but free energy from unicorn farts IS mythical. Well, then again, so is most of what the Left says is mythical.....but I digress.

The Progressives promise more efficient government services. The Progressives promise that the government will help you. The Progressives promise that THEY will save you through the power of this or that government scheme.

The Conservatives (not necessarily the GOP) want the government to return to its Constitutional role of leveling the playing field for its citizens so that they may freely pursue their dreams. The Conservatives want the government to only referee, not be in the game.

Mark Steyn nails it: (emphasis mine)

Since January, his successor has used the economic slump as a pretext to "reform" health care. Most voters don't buy it: They see it as Obama's "war of choice," and the more frantically he talks about it as a matter of urgency the weirder it seems. If he's having difficulty selling it, that's because it's not about "health." As I've written before, the appeal of this issue to him and to Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank et al is that governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture — one in which elections are always fought on the Left's issues and on the Left's terms, and in which "conservative" parties no longer talk about small government and individual liberty but find themselves retreating to one last pitiful rationale: that they can run the left-wing state more effectively than the Left can. Listen to your average British Tory or French Gaullist on the campaign trail, pledging to "deliver" government services more "efficiently."

Any Republican that cooperates with this madness DESERVES to lose his/her seat. Any "conservative" Democrat that cooperates with this madness also deserves to lose their seat or be exposed for the lickspittles that they are.

Cross posted at RedState.

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I'm with the government. I'm here to tax, you.

Some busybodies cannot leave well enough alone. Congress is addicted to our money. Congressmen are addicted to "fixing" what is not broken. Many want to force us into certain social pathway because they think its important.

Now, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D) Oregon, wants to spend our money so that the government can spy on us. He wants to spend millions of dollars developing a system that tracks every motorist in America in order to tax their mileage. Apparently, he hasn't heard about the odometer yet. He needs to also track WHERE we're driving.
US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced H.R. 3311 earlier this year to appropriate $154,500,000 for research and study into the transition to a per-mile vehicle tax system. The “Road User Fee Pilot Project” would be administered by the US Treasury Department. This agency in turn would issue millions in taxpayer-backed grants to well-connected commercial manufacturers of tolling equipment to help develop the required technology. Within eighteen months of the measure’s passage, the department would file an initial report outlining the best methods for adopting the new federal transportation tax.

“Oregon has successfully tested a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) fee, and it is time to expand and test the VMT program across the country,” Blumenauer said in a statement on the bill’s introduction. “A VMT system can better assess fees based on use of our roads and bridges, as well as during times of peak congestion, than a fee based on fuel consumption. It is time to get creative and find smart ways to rebuild and renew America’s deteriorating infrastructure.”

Of course, this would be on top of the gas tax. And the technology used to track which roads and bridges are most used, wouldn't EVER be used by law enforcement, oh no.... Or be used by insurance companies to track individual driving habits.

The government controls ONSTAR. This bill would track all motorists. The government wants to control your health care. The government wants all medical records online and wants access to them. The government has shown interest in having the IRS be involved in your health care decisions and now your driving decisions. The insurance companies would love to have all this information. And if the government is running health won't matter. Because the government will have access to all of it.

Tell me that I'm wrong that these ideas would not be abused. Tell me that I'm wrong in that these programs would, eventually, piece meal, be implemented so that more and more restrictions would be put into place. All in the name of saving taxpayer money or saving the children, of course. Politicians can't help themselves. Everything they do is a "good idea at the time" in their eyes. THEY are not affected by any of this. They have to be seen as doing something, anything.....

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

cross posted at RedState

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Monday, September 14, 2009

The Difference Is Night and Day

Blonde Sagacity has something you should see.

I won't spoil the surprise by commenting further.

Suffice it to say, we know how to act.

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More Video From Walter Reed 9/11


Watch What's Coming from SOG Media

I can't tell all I know about this, but when SOG Media decides someone has potential, you know it's going to be good.

Uncle Jimbo will have more. Just pay attention.

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Reform MEDICARE, not the Health insurance industry

Obama and his minions constantly rant about poor Americans losing urgent health care because of insurance failures. Perhaps they need to remove that log from their own eye....

Obama wants to “fix” our ENTIRE system. Yet, he won’t touch Medicare, unless its to gut it of money to pay for HIS plan. He wants to hand over hour health system to the same idiots that do piecemeal planning like this in order to “save money”. They want to overhaul the private system but won’t fix what THEY broke….


Although the government regularly pays $100,000 or more for kidney transplants, it stops paying for anti-rejection drugs after only 36 months.The health care bill moving through the House of Representatives includes a little-noticed provision that would reverse the policy, but it is not clear whether the Senate will follow suit.

Bills have been introduced in Congress since 2000 to lift the 36-month limit and extend coverage of immunosuppressant drugs indefinitely. They have never made it to a vote, largely because of the projected upfront cost; the Congressional Budget Office estimates that unlimited coverage would add $100 million a year to the $23 billion Medicare kidney program.

Cross posted at RedState

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Time Lapse of Freedom Plaza

Every American who showed up Saturday needs to pat themselves on the back, and I personally would like to offer a firm "hand salute" to each and every one of the 2.5 million who took time out of their lives to make this happen.

Thank You.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

A More Realistic Estimate

DC Protest Warrior: A More Realistic Estimate

We all know the VLWM is suffering from a serious numerical dyslexic-disorder. They just can't seem to get their numbers straight, for some reason.

Lets get this out of the way now.

Most media outlets are using the term "10's of thousands" to describe the 9/12 March attendance in Washington DC.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Does this happen to 60 Minutes?

The Maryland State Attorney, Douglas Gansler (D) is considering prosecuting the brave investigators that overturned the rock under which ACORN hid.

I'm sure that Democratic politics have nothing to do with this. I mean, they'd prosecute 60 Minutes, too, wouldn't they?

The best news? ACORN has been kicked off of the Census Gathering Team.

h/t Pat Dollard

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Obama is Desecrating 9/11

Obama is a complete and utter disgrace. He should be hounded until he is out of office. He has surrounded himself with communists, terrorists, and bigots. He uses "crises"as opportunities to advance his Progressive agenda. He lies to the American people with a straight face. He calls on his thuggish allies to fight the American people in order to advance his agenda.

He has announced that today should be, not only a Day of Remembrance, but "the First National Day of Remembrance AND SERVICE. His words sound wonderful. His message is wonderful. If it was any president but him, I would take his words at face value. But his background makes me distrust him and look for ulterior motives. He seeks to organize the citizens and private enterprise to serve the state. Oh! Look! There it is. Look at this:

The administration's plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group's senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.

Yearwood, who uses the honorific "Reverend" before his name, has been in the news in recent years, usually for getting arrested. After Democrats took back Congress, the rowdy activist was handcuffed outside a congressional hearing in September 2007 when Gen. David Petraeus was to testify. Yearwood told the "Democracy Now" radio program that he wanted to attend the hearing to hear Petraeus give his report. "I knew that when officers lie, soldiers die," he said.

On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something "positive," "forward-leaning," and "productive," said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.

The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.

"They think it needs to be taken back from the right," said the source. "They're taking that day and they're breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day."

A coalition including the unsavory left-wing pressure group Color of Change and about 60 far-left, environmentalist, labor, and corporate shakedown groups participated in the call. Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies,, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America.

He wants to rebrand 9/11 into a day that helps the Left by changing the meaning of the day. His ilk believe that remembering the attack and honoring the victims "helps" the Republicans. They can't believe that Americans look upon this day with respect and wish to only honor the dead and remember why we are at war. They don't seem to understand that it IS a day honoring service. Those who served, saved others, and DIED. Not a day of "service" where one volunteers to "green" a community. THIS IS ABOUT THE START OF A WAR!

Furthermore, Obama has instituted in the State Department, a newly declared "Interfaith Day of Service." State employees are to plan "outreach" to Muslims and to support local mosques. When has the State Dept. ever been told to support any other religion? Any "interfaith" dialogue should be a programs encouraging the Muslim countries to, you know, ACTUALLY RESPECT OTHER RELIGIONS!

In fact, why is the State Dept. "reaching out" at all? Shouldn't the Muslims "reach out" to us? We've done more for the Muslim world than any other country combined. Except build Wahhibiist mosques.....

Pamela Geller, at American Thinker:
Why does the State Department have such a focus on "outreach" to Muslims at all - especially on 9-11?

Why does Obama have the same focus? Did the ummah (the worldwide Muslim community) ever apologize for 911? Did the ummah apologize for the Madrid train bombings, the London bombings, the Mumbai bombings, the Bali bombings, the many homicide bombings in Israel, the jihad in Thailand, the slow Hezbollah takeover of Lebanon, the Darfur genocide, the Beslan massacre, or for any other jihad activity?
This is about "smoothing over" our disagreements with the "Muslim world" and showing them that we aren't such "bad guys". Of course, to the Muslim world, this shows weakness. Only those weaker seek to entreat with the superior.
For his part, Obama said at his White House Ramadan dinner: "Islam, as we know, is part of America. Together we have a responsibility to foster engagement grounded in mutual interest and mutual respect." He said that this was one of his "fundamental commitments as president both at home and abroad. That is central to the new beginning that I've sought between the United States and Muslims around the world and that is a commitment that we can renew once again during this holy season."
"Islam is part of America"? In what way? If the immigrants to our shore respect our culture and follow our laws, then yes, MUSLIMS are part of America.

But ISLAM is antithetical to all that Americans hold dear. The followers of Sharia law do not believe in human rights or any of the freedoms we hold dear. Submission to God is the whole of the law, in a nutshell. Free will does not exist under Sharia.

This day is about WAR. And honoring those victims of murderous, fundamental Islamists that think jihad will spread Islam throughout the world.

Why should we reach out to these murderous bastards? The Islamic world is at war with the west. The west just isn't paying attention. We don't want to believe that this is so.

From a commenter at American Thinker:
Every aspect of Islam is organized to wage war, convert, subjugate or kill. The mosque is the command post, the imam the field commander, the ayatollah the general, and every Muslim a potential foot soldier in Islam's global campaign.

They abide by no civilized rules of engagement, wear no uniforms, and respect no borders, intentionally slaughtering civilians, raping, brutalizing, and intimidating, in addition to using guns, suicide bombers, and airliners to kill. 9/11 was no "terrorist attack", but an Islamic blitzkrieg against America's economic, political and military centers. It was an attempt to collapse the free world in three strokes of the sword of Allah.

We must also face the fact that the Islamic diaspora (the ummah) is engaged in a "HOT" war, killing and advancing their agenda around the planet:

- Islam against the Hindus in India
- Islam against the Catholics in the Philippines
- Islam against the Buddhists in Thailand
- Islam against the Jews in Israel, Yemen, Iran and even S. America (wherever Jews exist)
- Islam against the Coptic Christians in Egypt
- Islam against the Christians and animists in the Sudan
- Islam against the Christians in N. Nigeria
- Islam against the Chaldean Christians in Iraq
- Islam against the Zoroastrians In Iran
- Islam against the athiests in formerly Christian Europe
- Rising Islamist movement in "secular" Turkey
- Rising Islamist movement "democratic" nuclear armed Pakistan
- Rising Islamist movement in "modern, moderate" Malaysia
- Rising Islamist movement in Algeria
- Islam against the Christians in Indonesia
- Islam against infidel schoolchildren in Beslan, Russia
- Islam against infidel Australian tourists in Hindu Bali
- Islamic religious apartheid in Saudi Arabia
- Islam against the train commuters in Spain
- Islam against tube riders in London
- Islam against the "infidel" U.S. Embassies in Kenya & Tanzania
- Islam against office workers in New York
- Islam against freedom of speech at the U.N.
- Islam against schoolgirls in Afghanistan
- Islam against Christian schoolgirls in Indonesia (ambushed and decapitated)
- Islam against homosexuals in Iran, Iraq and everywhere they exist
- Islam against women
- Islam against Polish & Korean engineers (beheaded)
- Islam against authors (Salman Rushdie & his death fatwa)
- Islam against movie producers (Theo van Gogh brutally slaughtered)
- Islam against parked cars in Paris
- Islam against everything we stand for
Not to mention the different muslim against muslim conflicts around the world. Wahhabis murder girls that flee a burning building with the "proper coverings". Sunnis fight Shia and they both kill Sufis. Madrassas are established with oil money to spread Wahhabiism, teaching innocents that anyone, not exactly like them, is the enemy. Madrassas that teach children to read. But they read only the Koran. No science. No arts. Nothing that does not pertain to religion.

They need to demonstrate that THEY should be worthy of an extended hand of peace. Why extend a hand if one draws back a nub.

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