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When Democracy Dies, European-Style

June 15, 2010 Leave a comment

A lesson for America is being played out in the European Union (EU) with regards to government debt and freedom that could lead to a repeat of the 1930’s and the rise of Hitler and the resulting spread of death and war eventually overtook Europe in that era.  Is this scenario an overstatement or simply rhetorical hyperbole designed to catch the attention of readers?  Perhaps, yes to a certain degree but largely no.

The real call to action for America is about prevention and prompt action lest we too face the same harsh choices (aka “austerity measures”) and threats of social upheaval that Greece, Spain, Germany and Portugal are now confronting. 

Are America’s Democrats even aware of these European developments as we witness ever more spending measures being offered by President Obama to tackle unemployment benefits spending, state and local government debt and the soaring costs of the Gulf cleanup and other issues sure to be brought up in the near future?  Britain and Canada will soon face the same choices as the European Union member states – cut spending or go into national bankruptcy.  This is what happens when citizens become too dependent upon a bloated, do-gooder, nanny-state government that has centralized power and decisions into its political matrix and citizen psyche.

This is what America faces if we do not act quickly to shut off government spending and bring American government back to the limited role that is called for in the Constitution, a role that worked well for America until “progressives” decided that social justice and “programs” to prop up their union and poorer constituencies were more important.

Will the 47% of Americans who pay no income taxes wake up to what is happening or will they continue to slumber and demand their pound of flesh from “The People” who do pay taxes?  Eventually, everyone will pay and they will pay big in ways that they scarcely can consider now – tax hikes, higher costs (i.e. inflation) for gas, goods, services and essentials such as food and clothing.

If we continue to ignore the looming storm, America faces a very dark and daunting future that may well include a Hitler Redux (at home or overseas somewhere) if some dictator rises up and points their populace towards some villain whom they can conveniently blame for their troubles.  This is how tyrants come to power.  They, like our leftist office holders in Washington, simply pick out some faction of society to villify and demonize in order to keep attention off of leaders who are ensuring that America faces harsh uncertain times.  Is this intentional?  I do not know.   But, it is a very likely scenario and it becomes even more so with each new tax hike, new program and new bailout that Democrats can dream up.

See you on the battlefield.

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Socialism Crashing Down – In Europe

May 23, 2010 Leave a comment

In case some Americans have trouble focusing on current events in Europe and the evolving debt crisis brought about by Europe’s socialist benefits-heavy society, the entire house of cards is coming down. 

This is an important lesson for Americans, especially so-called progressives who think utopia can be had on the public dime – read all about it HERE.

Keep your powder dry & I’ll see you on the battlefield.

Quick-hit: ObamaCare Fails – In Europe

May 14, 2010 Leave a comment

For those who have followed the news recently, the federal government has reported its 19th straight month of deficits and tells America the deficit is 4X the 2009 figures.  When will America see budgetary responsibility from Obama and Democrats?

As a backdrop to this blog entry headline, evidence continues pouring in about the dangers and unsustainability of socialized medicine and bloated nanny-state government spending and efforts at societal control.   Here’s the kick-off list:

– Obama is AGAIN bailing out someone…  teachers this time, using funds in an “off the books” maneuver to keep bloated education districts and teachers unions flush with cash;

– Hugo Chavez, Prez of Venezuala, is giving the world a lesson in the ultimate failure of socialism despite his nation’s large oil reserves;

A 2005 US Intelligence Report warned that Europe would experience its current economic demise and needed to drastically cut back social spending.

– The real debt picture and how much the US needs to cut its deficits – the reality isnt pretty!

Now, the world is being exposed to the truth about the failure of the welfare state and we are now being treated to a preview of what awaits America should ObamaCare become firmly entrenched in our entitlement system.

Greece is now the first to be told it must downsize its programs AND PRIVATIZE its healthcare system in order to receive bailout funds from the EU.  The evidence is stacking up and it can no longer be denied that utopian promises of societal bliss are false promises indeed.  With our own Constitution, the government provision of healthcare, retirement and other optional “wants” are in fact very far outside the limited powers delineated in our Constitution.

See you on the battlefield.

Disturbing News & Happenings – National and International

May 14, 2010 Leave a comment

National and international happenings once again have demanded some coverage and commentary, starting with the mounting evidence that Elana Kagan IS NOT the best candidate for replacing out-going Justice Stevens.  In the latest developments, we see that Kagan is not a 2nd Amendment fan when she told Justice Thurgood Marshall that she was not sympathetic to the claim that the District of Columbia’s gun ban was an infringement upon the 2nd Amendment.

As more evidence mounts that Kagan is not the best nonimation Obama could come up with, we also hear from the Los Angeles Times that Kagan’s entry to SCOTUS would not be a boon for the Court’s intellectual and educational diversity, as her membership would mean only Harvard and Yale graduates wear the SCOTUS robes.   The Los Angeles Times accurately surmises that this brings a potential level of bias to the Court that would be unprecedented and possibly damaging for future rulings.

I dont need to mention that Kagan is also a fellow Chicago-ite of Obama’s.  The connections and web of power being weaved by the Obama Administration is becoming more disturbing by the day.

In other news, we see that an Iranian-American has been targeted by Iran after issuing an arrest warrant for terrorism against Shahram Homayoun due to his pro-democracy programming aimed at his Iranian homeland.  INTERPOL has picked up the warrant and a subsequent report appeared at his banking institution, who then closed his bank accounts while our beloved US Government and the Obama Administration sit silently by doing nothing to stop this draconian proxy attack upon Mr. Homayoun.

Oh No Arizona!  We have all heard about Obama’s attacks upon Arizona’s recent immigration law which seeks to do what the federal government wont – enforce federal law.  Now, Eric Holder our esteemed poser-Attorney General admits he has not even read the law, while also critizing the law last month as subject to abuse and malfeasance.  I find it interesting that these left-wing nutbags like Holder, Obama & fellow Democrats and so-called immigrant rights groups (read: illegal immigrant protectors and supporters) are so eager to speak badly of laws they have not read and denigrate people they know nothing about.  Even more amazing is, Mexico’s president clearly has no clue about how America works as evidenced in his complaints to Obama about Arizona’s lawClue to Calderon:  Obama, as much as he may want to be a dictator, cannot act like a dictator and tell states what to do – deal with it, pal.

*** NEW INFO – Ethnic studies leads to racial radicalism HERE

From the Astonishing Files, Americans have now been treated to withnessing Libya attain a seat on the UN’s Human Rights Council.  What makes this so stunning is, Libya has a well documented history of human rights abuses and ties to terrorism around the world.  What’s even more stupifying is, Obama says nothing about these continued abbrogations of the UN when he should be stopping this idiocy, even to the point of pulling US funding from the UN.  But, with this specific council’s record of ongoing resolutions against Israel, I am not surprised that Obama remains silent on the matter… he didnt have the “stones” to rebuke Iran’s bombastic president when he was here during another UN meeting a few weeks ago.

The Tax Man Cometh:  As I have predicted, Americans should now start bracing themselves for Obama to break his “no new taxes” pledge as evidenced by Peter Orszag, White House Budget Director, during a Manhattan Breakfast where he said that his boss’s no-new-taxes pledge is a “preference” and “stance” that is subject to modification by Obama’s newly formed Commission on Fiscal Responsibility.  On the plus side, this means that Democrats can be slammed for recanting on their no-new-taxes pledge as promised by Obama, just in time for the mid-term elections.

On the war front, I thought America was at war with terrorists such as al Qaida and the Taliban.  In a strange change of policy, Obama is now going to make nice with the Taliban in order to unite Afghanistan and try to end 9 years of violence.   Did I miss something here?   Has the Taliban made reparations for killing US troops, perpetrating violence or the damage caused by their international drug trade in opium?   I dont know what fantasy books Obama is reading, but for those of us in the real world there is no way a culture of violence can be reasoned with and subdued through weak-kneed diplomacy.  Stay tuned for increased violence and egg on Obama’s face as this latest peacenik overture fails to bring about the desired results.

In Left-Coast News, we see that Chief Executive magazine has called California the Venezuala of North America (full report) due to its dismal growth, attrocious business environment, high tax rates, behemoth sized government, out of control spending, high unemployment and an endless litany of stikes against this once prosperous state.  What happened?  The answer is simple – government expansion and regulation happened.   Government spending has crushed California and ended its reign as a superpower amongst economies the world over, surrendering this vaunted position to Texas where 70% of all US jobs have been created since 2008.

From the Absurdity Files, the fake outrage and attacks on Arizona continue unabated because it dared to move against illegal immigration and do what the federal government has refused to do – stop illegal immigration within its borders.  First in the list of absurd responses is an Illinois (the Highland Park High School) school that refuses to send its varsity womens basketball team to Arizona in retaliation for that state passing immigration enforcement laws.  They claim it’s due to safety fears, but any thinking individual can see what a farce that claim is.  UC Berkeley students added their self-indulgent “weight” to the Shame-Arizona-Effort with their hunger strike, while a group of Jewish contend that comparing Arizona to Nazi Germany is wrong

From our Too Important To Forget Files, we learn that the Soviet era archives remain largely untouched (some can be found HERE) by academics, historians and politicians the world over.  The reason this is so important is, American leftists who have taken over the Democrat Party are hell-bent upon pushing the United States towards the very ideals that are responsible for murdering more than150 million people and enslaving many more hundreds of millions in Europe, South America and billions in China and elsewhere.  American Democrat Leftists are actively pushing America to adopt the very same programs, ideals and government mechinations that are driving Europe into bankruptcy.  This is fact, ladies and gentlemen – this conclusion cannot be disputed any longer.  (Additional Info:  Portugal’s austerity tax, GOP bill to prevent Euro bailout, Jobs becoming a problem for Dems, Billboard petitions Obama for a job, Some jobs wont be coming back – Thanks Obama & Dems)

Keep your powder dry – see you on the battlefield.

Bad News Just Keeps Coming

May 3, 2010 Leave a comment

I hate to be a killjoy for my readers, however there are times when there is so much bad news and so many disturbing events that keep pushing their way to the front of the line that I feel compelled to draw attention to these things so that people are aware, and thus informed.

Today is one of those days.

At the top of the list comes more news about Obama’s continued failures on international diplomacy and military concerns – news that is of huge importance since Iran is VERY CLOSE to acquiring nuclear weapons to supplement their ability to deliver them. 

Thus, today Americans were confronted with a belligerant Iran yet again… this time on our own shores… with Ahmadinejad accusing America of nuclear terrorism and perpetrating a littany of so-called “wrongs” during his visit to the United Nations this past weekend.  Apparently American, French and British delegates left the chambers but what confuses me most is, why is this nutjob allowed to even step foot on American soil given his rhetoric, threats and blatant disregard for human rights?

What’s more, Iran was admitted to a womans human rights panel within the UN last week without a peep from America – why?  Isn’t that both interesting and disturbing given Iran’s record on such issues, not to mention the government-inspired tyranny and abuse of its own citizens that we periodically hear about?

And now comes news that our Armed Forces are not allowed to fire on Iranian forces even when they break no-fly zones above and near our forces both on land and at sea, all thanks to Obama and his capricious band of malcontents in the White House.  Given the tensions in the Gulf region and the continued barrage of threats from Iran to America, Israel and allies this is a dangerous game that Obama is playing.

What’s more, the Obama Administration continues to skitter along a path that will allow Iran to actually acquire nuclear weapons simply because Obama is too weak and fearful to use the power that America has to stop it.   Should any nuclear devices go off resulting in the murder innocents in the future, Obama and his troupe of idealogues will be to blame for allowing Iran to get nuclear weapons in the first place… simply by doing nothing about it.

In other news, we see that inflation is now at 2% for last month which I believe is the herald of things to come in the months ahead as the Feds lavish spending & mountainous debt, loose money policy and massive cash outlays to state and local governments and “too big to fail” private entities begins to make an impact.  In short, I believe we can expect Jimmy Carter-level interest rates and a corresponding risk of stagflation or a truly monumental shift downward (depression) in our economy within the next 1-2 years.

Plan – that’s all I can say.

Domestically, we see that the FTC is about to be given greater authority over the internet due to a provision that was slipped into the new Wall Street regulation overhaul now before Congress.   Thanks to Democrats, the FTC will have broad new powers to make rules about the Internet, so my question is, “why do they need this power and why do proponents have to secretly slip the provision into an unrelated bill?”  Mark my words, folks – we will see a raft of offensive rules and power grabs by the FTC in the next 3-18 months, and I dare say that Americans will likely be harmed and offended by them.

Next for the FTC power-grab, the offenses to Americans and our health rises another few notches with the introduction (by Henry Waxman D-CA) into the same financial overhaul bill, language that is sure to harm (and raise costs) American’s ability to acquire nutritional supplements and rely on producers of said supplements to transmit third party information about the benefits of ingredients in their products.  What many Americans dont know is, that the FTC and FDA have a long history of near-hate for natural food and vitamin producers who have to defend themselves against threats, fines and harassment by these agencies.

And let’s not forget ObamaCare and the LATEST NEWS out that it isn’t good, not to mention it’s unconstitutional.

And finally, we hear that Obama attacked FREE SPEECH at a graduation ceremony saying that those who bad-mouth government are bad and that they are “attacking us.”  Apparently, Obama has zero clue about the anti-government proclevities of the American public since the founding of this nation.  Such distrust is in our social fabric – it is an American value whether Obama and Demorats like it or not.

The abuse of federal power and greater limits upon our freedom to choose for ourselves is ever closer, folks.  We are seeing the expansion of the soft tyranny known as the Obama Administration and power-mad Demorats in Congress.  They have ultimate power now and we are seeing just what they do with that power when they have it – they run wild and abuse American’s freedoms in their quest to expand the role of the federal government in our lives.

Just remember, all that power and all the “good intentions” of the Democrats is for your own good – they think so and have told us so… so, that makes it so… so to speak.

Crush the Demorats next November and let’s give Obama a push out the door in 2012 while we’re at it.

See you on the battlefield.