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Our Failure-in-Chief, aka Jimmy Carter Redux

June 18, 2010 Leave a comment

“[A] wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” –Thomas Jefferson

The more news I read, the more cynical and angry that I get as the “gushing” (i.e. constant & frequent) stories of scandal and mismanagement by the Obama Administration pass before my eyes each day.   Democrats seem to think that their malfeasance with taxpayer money and their ongoing rush to expand government to create their socialist utopia is being ignored by The People of America, with only a so-called fringe of agitators continuing to remain critical of Obama and his merry band of utopian socialists. 

Can we get any more Orwellian?  I think the answer is “yes” – Obama’s Labor Chief thinks ILLEGALS have a right fair wages… my question is, why do leftists assume illegals have any rights at all in America?

Let me be clear about something.  Obama and the Democrats are GROUP POLITICS THINKERS and PLANNERS.  They dont care about any individual rights or suffering that YOU may be experiencing, so long as they “hope” that their constituent groups and body politick as a whole may or may not gain some benefit from their ideas, policies and choices.

These people bank on good intentions being enough to carry their agenda forward and insulate them from criticism, regardless of any consequences or failures in their ideas, policies and choices.  This level of immaturity and blindness is stunning and should be deeply disturbing to The People who are (and will be) tormented by the Obama Administration and the Democrats through legislation, ongoing unemployment, confiscation of wealth, yet-to-be-experienced inflation, a troubled healthcare system and a myriad of other issues yet to be fully seen and felt.

And, I think the worst is yet to come and when it does, will American’s blame government intervention, utopian goals and the Democrats (including RINO’s Repubs) for what has happened?  I sure hope so, because that is exactly where the blame will rest – on them.

Here are just a few of the latest headlines that indicate how badly Obama and Democrats are managing America’s business and indicate what Americans must suffer with in the years ahead until Obama and his fellow Democrats are removed from power:

– New Rules Could Make Your Current Healthcare Plan Lose Its Grandfathered Status, Thus Pushing You Into The Government Program Starting In 2013  (READ HEREDidn’t Obama say, “If you like your current plan, you can keep it…?”

– The DISCLOSE ACT would make organizations (and individuals) subject to fines and other actions by the FEC for making political statements for or against candidates, issues and etc.  (READ MORE HERE)  So, what happened to free speech and why are Democrats so intent on curbing free speech, including protect UNIONS from this laws restrictions?

– Trouble For The Dollar:  Russia Pushes For New Reserve Currency (READ HERE).  More and more nations are seeing the weakness and vulnerability of the dollar due to high US debt and unbridled government spending that threatens to take America down the same troubled path the Euro and European Union are facing.

– Obama And His Cronies Want To Exert Absolute Control Over The Internet And Give Obama An Instant Shut-off Capability “Just In Case” Something Happens, Using Antiquated 1930s Laws Which Will Treat ISPs As “Utilities.”  (READ HERE)  This is a recipe for abuse and tyranny, folks.

– In A Day Of Spending Madness In Washington Accompanied By Massive Debt And Budget Deficits, Obama Is Spending $1.2 BILLION On Bike Paths And Walking Trails (READ HERE)

– Government Has Spread Like A Cancer, Making Things Worse Economically And Socially Around The World (READ HERE)

– New Jobless Claims Rise Sharply Even As Layoffs Persist (READ HERE)

– Rep. Barton Was Correct.  Obama DID Shake Down BP For $20 BILLION, Jesse Jackson Style (READ HERE)

– Nevada Has The Highest Unemployment In The Nation At 14%, While Senator Harry Reid Continues To Make The Absurd Claim That He Is The Correct Choice For Voters Next November (READ HERE)

– Obama Is In Danger Of Becoming The Jimmy Carter Of The 21st Century Due To His Idealism And Pushing That Idealistic Agenda During Crisis Or Upset (READ HERE), Which Is Simply A Nice Way Of Saying Obama And Democrats Are Willing To Take Advantage Of Americans At Every Opportunity

– LESSON FOR AMERICA:  Europe To Urge Exit From Spend-Happy Failing “Stimulus” Programs (READ HERE)

– BP Oil Spill:  Obama & Lefts Latest Excuse To Keeping Pressing GloBULL Warming Agenda (READ HERE), despite growing body of evidence of drops in overall temperatures worldwide.

– The Danger Of Unions… Benefit Costs Break City, County, State and Federal Budgets (READ HERE)

– Obama’s 2010 Summer Of Endless Spending Is Now Upon Us (READ HERE)

– Greenspan Rightly Indicates America Will Soon Reach Its Borrowing Limit (READ HERE), So What Will Happen Then?  Use Your Imagination & It Just Might Be Possible With Obama & His Band At The Helm….

– Get Ready For $7 A Gallon Gas If Obama Gets His Way (READ HERE), And No, Obama Does Not Care About The Pain It Will Cause You And This Nation… Same Goes For Pelosi, Reid And The Democrat Party… They Just Dont Care Because Its Ideology And Policy Over Consequences To Individuals

– The EPA Is Harming Border Security (READ HERE)

– Obama’s Census:  Permanent Jobs From Temporary Jobs… Tricks To Fool The Public (READ HERE)

– The Biggest Bailout Yet:  Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Bailout Could Cost $1 TRILLION (READ HERE)

– Democrat Congressman Assaults A Student (SEE IT HERE)

– Obama Refused Foreign Help For Cleaning Up The Gulf Oil Spill (or at least delayed acceptance until it was too late) (READ HERE)

– Obama Snubs Rule Of Law To Extort $20 BILLION From BP For “Gubmint Controlled” Fund (READ HERE)

– Myths About The So-Called Teacher Layoff Crisis… Another Fiction Perp’d By The Left (READ HERE)

The stream of bad news is staggering, folks.  The consequences of this bad news and what it means for this Republic and our national future is also staggering if we do not elect the right people to fix what the Democrats have broken.  Meanwhile, America forgets that FDR’s policies prolonged the Great Depression which brings me to my final point.

I have written on the underlying causes of our current economic malaise – the roots of which started with Jimmy Carter’s “Community Reinvestment Act” and was expanded under Clinton, ignored by the GOP in 2005/06, brushed aside by Dems in 2007 and completely ignored by the press since 2008.  At the root of it all lies the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac debacle (link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6) which no one is talking about these days.  All the while, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd said all was well with Fannie & Freddie, including the Democrats covering up the problems before Barney made a fool of himself (read here) even though they (GOP included) were warned about the issue by Bush since 2001.

The left wants America to blame Bush and the GOP for what has happened.  Certainly the GOP shares blame, but the Democrats bear the largest share of the blame due to their defunct programs, corrupt policies and ongoing stonewalling to fix the underlying problems with Fannie and Freddie.  To wit, I leave you with this quote:

“We’re not satisfied with everything we’ve done (in Congress).  The way to cure that is to give us more authority (power) and more ability (ignore the rule of law & common sense).”  — Rep. Barney Frank (D)

We are in trouble, folks – vote next November and kick the bums out in favor of candidates who will uphold the rule of law and honor our Constitution.

See you on the battlefield.

Government Bailout & Seizure Of American Journalism?

June 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Folks, let’s face it, the last 10 days or so has seen quite a bit of rotten news and ever more dangerous ideas emanating from President Obama and the Democrats.  I have been so stunned by these developments (this topic, including the idea that Obama take over BP, for instance) that I have found it difficult to focus on any single item for my writings here. 

Instead, I have been working on a variety of topics that I will publish in the coming weeks, which I hope will bring readers some new intellectual challenge and present a fresh perspective on issues of the day.

So, with that in mind let us consider the now heretofore poisonous concept of our federal government taking over journalism as proposed by the Federal Trade Commission.  Now, keep in mind that this isnt the blatant goal of these proposals but that will be the outcome of these ideas in the long run as government seeks to implement the “Fairness Doctrine” by fiat in an effort to “save” journalism.

How will these government bureucrats accomplish the implementation of the “Fairness Doctrine” and ultimately take over journalism by default?

For the answer to this, we must harken back to what President Obama said during his 2008 campaign… redistribute wealth through the tax code to fund the underdogs by taking money from those news agencies who are successful and giving it to those who are not (i.e. those who cannot compete).   Now, zoom past 2008 & Obama’s rhetoric and stare back down the annals of history – what you will see are government attempts to control information and what ideas “The People” are allowed to see.  The USSR did it.   China does this.  North Korea does this.  Middle Eastern nations do it.  Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and their friends in various marxist-leaning nations in South America are also doing it.  In fact, any government that is afraid for itself and its survival at the hands of an informed citizenry does exactly what these nations have done and are now doing to their people.

And, wherever this government control of information and ideas is perpetrated we find tyranny and corruption to be alive and actually thriving.

Ultimately, what you will see are millions of faceless individuals who were (and are) enslaved by these supposed governmental benefactors of society, who also pretend to be perveyors of good will and so-called guarantors of equality all in the name of democracy.  

But which democracy, I wonder?   What version of democracy – one that is based on mob rule and supposed “popular vote” and the all-to-frequent ignoring of the will of The People when social justice or “good intentions” are the motivations for overruling the “ruled?”

Ladies & Gentlemen, Obama and his merry band of “do-gooders” are simply ignorant in their collective quest to create a fantasy utopia here in America, or these people are true believers in neo-marxist ideals and philosophy who are so sold out to their goals that they have been blinded to the lessons of history and good common sense.

Thus, I give you the following LINK about this issue as a call to action and to raise awareness so that you can fight to make your voice heard in an era of run-away government and freakish national self-destruction that Democrats appear to be dedicated to.   To that end I present you a quote from the foregoing link:

The conflict of interest in having the government pay or contribute to a newsman’s salary could not be more obvious. Reporters and columnists would have little incentive to offer critical analyses of tax increases that might mean a boost in the pocketbook. Once Congress has the power to fund the news, it can at any time attach “strings” designed to promote certain viewpoints – in the name of fairness, of course. Each year at budget time, the Fourth Estate would scramble to be worthy in the eyes of Capitol Hill for increased support. It is hardly a surprise that the heavily subsidized National Public Radio frequently presents issues in a way favorable to Washington’s tax-and-spend agenda.

Stay sharp, stay alert and I will see you on the battle field.

Immigration Quick-Hit: Obama Tries To Block Arizona’s New Immigration Law

May 21, 2010 Leave a comment

In a stunning move by the Obama Administration, ICE is saying they will not accept / process illegals brought to them by state authorities in Arizona.

In short, Obama is telling America “we wont do our job anymore” if you dare do something we dont like.

So, what will Arizona do?  I think they should set up their own deportation system and kick the illegals back into Mexico instead of playing games with the Feds and catering to their lack of desire to DO THEIR JOB!!!!!!!!!!!

Folks, this is simply more evidence that Obama and his lefty demogogues in the Federal Govt need to be exited from politics altogether, starting this November.  I’m sick of these games and I hope you are too.

See you on the battlefield.

ObamaCare Warning Coming True…

May 19, 2010 Leave a comment

PRIMER – Please read THIS BEFORE GOING on.

I said it months before and since, that ObamaCare would not deliver what was promised (lower costs, you keep your insurance and etc) and now the evidence is rolling in that I and others have been right all along.

No, You Can’t Keep Your Health Plan – Insurers and doctors are already consolidating their businesses in the wake of ObamaCare’s passage.

QUOTE FROM THE WSJ ARTICLE ABOVE:  One of the few remaining ways to manage expenses is to reduce the actual cost of the products. In health care, this means pushing providers to accept lower fees and reduce their use of costly services like radiology or other diagnostic testing.

To implement this strategy, companies need to be able to exert more control over doctors. So insurers are trying to buy up medical clinics and doctor practices. Where they can’t own providers outright, they’ll maintain smaller “networks” of physicians that they will contract with so they can manage doctors more closely. That means even fewer choices for beneficiaries. Insurers hope that owning providers will enable health policies to offset the cost of the new regulations.

NOTE:  Can you say “rationing of medical care” and  “death panels, without death panels” anyone?

New Trend, Starting In Texas… Texas docs opting out of medicare at alarming rates, threatening healthcare for seniors – coming to a state near you.

Obama’s Health Czar repeats false claims of lower healthcare costs despite government report that says otherwise…

I’ve said before that the true costs of ObamaCare would likely mirror Medicare’s cost overruns, which have been nearly TEN TIMES what advocates of Medicate predicted at the time of debate & passage.

Watch your wallets folks – this is going to get worse before it gets better IF WE DO NOT get rid of Leftist/Progressive Democrats and RINO Republicans who will cave in to Democrat demands to join their cause.

See you on the battlefield.

Another Warning About US Debt & Entitlements

May 19, 2010 Leave a comment

BACKGROUNDER / PRIMER – READ HERE

Breaking News HERE  5/20/10

Folks, this is yet another warning about America’s looming fiscal crisis, which if unattended, will lead to drastic measures like Greece’s austerity measures and perhaps more painful reactions.  I have been saying this and now more and more people are saying it.

We have time – but that window is closing.

“We better get started,” the 82-year-old former central banker said in a speech yesterday in Stanford, California. “Today’s concerns may soon become tomorrow’s existential crises.”

From the rest of the article, I think Volcker is white-washing the true nature of the problem due to who he is advising (Obama) and not wanting to create a panic.  Why not create a panic?  Speaking softly about this issue now will not change anyone’s mind about it until it’s too late.

See you on the battlefield.

Immigration: The Lies Obama & The Leftwing Tell

May 19, 2010 Leave a comment

IMPORTANT BACKGROUND PRIMER:  Please READ THIS BEFORE and then READ THIS (Mexican Law on Immigration) before proceeding on to the rest of this article.

Mexico’s President Gets A Standing Ovation From Dems For Criticizing The United States
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In my view, common sense has been heaved overboard by the Left/Progressives in order to attack Arizona’s recently passed, and amended, immigration law which is essentially a restatement of current federal law applied at the state level.  The law DOES NOT establish racist policies and police are required to follow “lawful stop” procedures and check immigration as part of normal police investigations and activities.

That’s the bottomline truth of the matter, so here is something else to consider.

Let’s assume that Sweden was our southern neighbor and that they have the exact same issues as Mexico, including a flood of ILLEGAL immigrants pouring over our borders into the United States.  Let’s further assume that we Americans are mostly “brown skinned” and that we are having the same problems with illegal Swedes sucking up tax dollars by rushing public services, taking advantage of our healthcare system and getting their children educated for free.

– Would we be looking for brown skinned people in order to fix our illegal immigrant problem?

– Do illegals have the same civil rights as American citizens?

– Is it illegal to ask for citizenship papers from anyone in America?

The answer to all three questions above is a resounding NO.  We would be looking for white skinned Swedes who cannot speak the language or cannot do so very well, we would not be seeking to protect Swedes from deportation or police contact and we would be asking “white skinned” individuals for their citizenship status during lawful police stops.

Is this racial profiling?  Maybe… assuming police are driving around ONLY looking for white skinned people to stop and question, while ignoring brown skinned people entirely.

Is it racial descrimination?  Maybe… assuming white skinned people are THE ONLY people pulled over during traffic stops, questioned on the street and/or focused on for crime prevention of all types to the EXCLUSION of all brown people.

Our police do not operate this way, ladies and gentlemen.

The Arizona law has provisions in it to protect civil rights and it is in compliance with federal law on immigration including the requirement that green card holders, visitors with temporary visas and etc carry those papers on their person at all times.   Carrying these papers is federal law for these visitors and immigrants and Arizona is mirroring federal law on these matters.

So, why the big deal and false charges by Obama, Calderon (Mexico’s Prez) and other leftwingers in America?   The real question is, what are the unspoken assumptions behind the false charges, lies, distortions and fake worry about civil rights by leftwingers.

– The DNC, through Obama & his cronies, is positioning itself for amnesty via all the rhetoric which they assume will mean most if not all of those illegals will become Democrat voters out of gratitude;

– The DNC assumes hispanic immigrants will be receivers of welfare and other entitlements, and will be afraid to lose those entitlements should the GOP gain power again;

– In looking at the voting numbers alone, a few million more democrat voters will make the difference; first in presidential elections and later as gerrymandering is perfected, for Congress to ensure that Democrats stay in power.  Thus, it is a numbers game for the DNC in their pursuit of power at all costs.

The GOP certainly is not pandering to the illegal crowd, but we also have to ask, would the GOP be above a similar move if things became dire enough?  Personally, I think the Establishment GOP would be as likely to do as the Democrats are now doing for the very same reasons – to stay in power.  The methodoligy and justifications would be different perhaps, but the ultimate goal would be the same – power, power, power.

What these people dont take into consideration is that by admitting so many people who have not abandoned allegiance to their home nation(s), who have zero knowledge of US customs or History and who have no real allegiance to our values of freedom, constitutional government and etc, we are essentially inviting a massive cultural shift to occur in America like what Europe is facing now.   We will be allowing these people to vote and shape our politics, all without any requirement that they pledge allegiance to America and hold the same basic values and appreciation for our constitutional government.  Thus, we will be inviting a sea-change to our nation in ways that our short-sighted leftwing zealots in the Democrat Party refuse to admit will happen.  And it WILL HAPPEN.

As of now, the DNC and Obama are the ones pandering to illegals and seeking to harm America with their amnesty push and lack of enforcement of our current laws.   So, they deserve our focus and outrage for violating our laws through innaction and blatant rhetoric designed to protect illegals for their own political gain – and if the GOP were doing this, I would be saying the exact same things.

SO, today we are treated with a variety of crazy stories about immigration and leftist’s efforts to shame Arizona about their immigration law and application of federal law at the state and local level.

Obama and Mexico’s Pres, Calderon attack Arizona  more VIDEO HERE.

Calderon has the nerve to tell us “Mexican citizens will be treated like criminals” in America under Arizona’s law, when Mexico does that to EVERY visitor to that nation now.  Amazing hypocrisy!

An Ohio city mayor bans city employee travel to Arizona

Illegal immigrant crossing numbers increate in Arizona

Arizona threatens Los Angeles with cutting off electricity over LA’s boycott

Barry Obama tells Calderon America “is not defined by our borders,” even though all nations are defined by their borders…

Fans ejected from basketball game due to pro-Arizona immigration law shirts being worn… yes, they were allowed to return after being harassed.

UC Berkely students went on a hunger strike, lied about “immigrants groups being under attack” and claimed they’d won something –  maybe they did, but that isnt saying anything good about them…

The fact of the matter is, recent Pew and Rassmussen polls show that the vast majority of Americans favor what Arizona is doing.  Yet, the leftwing zealots get all the press coverage from a complicit press corps intent upon backing their favored DNC buddies in Washington.

The truth is, the Democrats are willing to sacrifice America’s future on the altar of power by USING illegals to cement that power, thereby ensuring that a cultural shift will occur in America in the near future that will benefit them.  The problem is, America will then be on the road to becoming an entirely different nation because the values, allegiances and personal histories of those new voters will be far different than those of the current citizenry.

What type of future nation will America be under this regime, you ask?  Look at Venezuala and other Central and South American nations who are embracing marxism/socialism of various flavors.   These illegals are ripe for being lied and and catered to by the Leftists/Progressives here in America, who have more in common with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez than they do with America’s Founders.

Please think about this.

On a brighter note, Costa Mesa, California has declared illegals are not welcome in their city.  At least someone has some common sense.

And, a recently exposed legal memo/opinion from 2002 casts serious doubt upon Obama’s supposed legal challenge to Arizona’s newly minted immigration law.  It’s amusing how lefties have howled and promoted lies about Arizona’s law and how easily their wild-eyed claims and threats are beginning to turn into so much hot air.

Dont believe the leftwing rhetoric folks – Obama and his crew are trying to hoodwink America in their play for power and are seeking to cement that power through amnesty and illegals becoming voters whose allegiance (they hope) will be to the DNC.

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.