Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fed Govt Flying-By the seat of their pants

I don't live in New York City or D.C... I don't have to be a resident to know the personal terror that each one of them must have faced on 9/11. Each American shares their fear. I remember sitting in a high school stadium to watch my nephew play football in southeastern city far from New York and DC and still feeling anxious in those weeks after 9/11 hearing a plane fly nearby the stadium.

My city has several tall buildings but nothing the likes of which one sees in NYC. Our airport is in suburbia. But I can tell you now that if I saw a large plane flying low near buildings with fighter jets in tow I would be calling 911 myself and saying prayers.

In this day and age of photoshop and airbrush did we really need to buzz NYC with Airforce One for a photograph???

Cost for this atrocity $328,835 !!! Most of the witnesses that fled their buildings and ran for their lives might have preferred to be "water-boarded" than have their post-traumatic stress disorder reactivated in that manner. The President says he didn't know, that it was a mistake, and it won't happen again. Of course it won't happen again. But what is the next stupid thing we will spend money on for the continued political campaign of this sitting President?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Astro-turf or Grassroots?

Darn it! I must have missed my marching orders. I didn't get the phone call, the email, the certified letter. Somebody rich in Washington was "organizing" and sending out drones to do their bidding on April 15th. The Richest of the Rich wanted to have a bunch of white redneck drones show up for what Pelosi called "astro-turf" Tea Parties because they aren't REAL GRASS ROOTS. These "rich orchestraters" want to protest the rich being taxed more under Obama.

I really missed the memo. So did the other 2000 people at my local tea party. My 13 and 11 year old holding the signs we made from the poster board bought at Staples that afternoon helped me push the stroller with the baby around road work to get to the state capitol. We were walking next to other moms with babies, dads with toddlers on their shoulders, guys on motorcycles, minivans of boy scouts, some retired veterans, some in business suits stepping out of the office at the end of the day to join us.

Most of the participants would benefit from a tax cut on the middle class. So why would they be at the tea party protesting taxes on "the rich"? Because we know that tax slogan is a fallacy. If you pay a utility bill, if you buy gas, if you use a telephone or cell phone,if you (God forbid) smoke, or consume alcohol: your taxes are going up! That sounds like middle class to me. If my husband succeeds in his business he will eventually move us into the $250,000 tax bracket. We had hoped at one time that the day would come... what is our incentive now? An extreme liberal relative (Obama supporter)complained to me the other day that she received a bonus check but such a large portion of the bonus was taken in tax that she will have to wait a year to get it back in her return. I wanted to say "why do you want it back"? Don't other's need that money? Isn't it going to important programs, necessary bailouts, mortage foreclosures? But more importantly, please notice that even the most loyal Obama supporter or tax and spend liberal does not like it when it is THEIR money taken. Its easy to take it from the "rich".

Nancy Pelosi, there was a time when our leaders would not disparage the average American for expressing their peaceful opinion. But now we find ourselves in an age when the first female Speaker of the House will disparage some of the taxpaying citizens and VOTERS of the country as mindless drones organized and paid for by the rich elite.

You dear lady are the mindless drone. You represent the worst of the rich elite and 'entitled'. And You put the ASS in Astro-turf.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Party Like Its 2099...Last Mortgage Payment

Not only is capitalism evil, but, this just in...We have identified the clearest and most present danger to our nation. No, not smelly pirates dressed in rags holding a gun to a merchant vessel captain's head while keeping the US Navy at bay for 5 days, no not Islamic jihadists beheading innocents in the Middle East, not reformed bomb throwing terrorists who now write school curricula, not the cartoon Hitler puppet of the mullahs in Iran who almost daily informs us of Iran's progress to a nuclear weapon, not an abortion industry which is responsible for the deaths of 1,000,000 unborn infants a year, not the Chia Pet puppet of the Chinese in NK, not neighborhood shakedown artists who stand at voting sites with billy clubs in hand, not flim flammers who buy the votes of homeless with cigarettes, not the never ending list of Presdiential nominees who can't pay their taxes, and not Congressman who arrange the firebombing of the subprime housing market and then claim to be firemen.

No, the particle physicists at the Department of Homeland Security, led by Secretary Janet (would somebody survey our villages) Napolitano, the wizard who prefers that jihadi terrorism be called a "man caused disaster", have discovered that the clear and present danger to American sovereignty is, well, read for yourself:

"Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration..."

"Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election time frame to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers."

The unbelievable rest of this declassified DHS report is here, linked off Michelle Malkin.

D-Day in the battle for the fate of our nation is Election Day 2010. The glove has been thrown, however, and not by "right wing extremists" who inhabit the hallucinogenic imaginations of misguided liberals.

Tomorrow is April 15th. Like paying taxes now, just wait. Think about what the tax burden for us and the next two generations will be as a result of the mortgage which now exists on our nation. Three trillion dollars spent over the last six months, with another eight trillion pledged. We haven't even gotten to cap and trade, restructuring the energy industry and nationalizing healthcare. This is money spent by elected officials who haven't even read the legislation which they signed and which committed these monies.

A small but significant response to this irresponsible, reckless and treasonous governance starts tomorrow. Your voice counts, and can be heard, for the moment. Take advantage of this opportunity. Get thee to a tea party tomorrow. There is one near you.

Quaere Verum

Monday, April 13, 2009

Capitalism is Evil?

We have a country today whose people are with little education and parents unwilling to educate their children. Perhaps because they are uneducated themselves. No, not the formal education from college institutions but by what used to be called 'street smart'. When 20% of our population believe Socialism is better than Capitalism and even worse 27% can't even decide we then have truly become a Country with very little knowledge of history, finance, government or how to survive with liberty and freedom.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tea Anyone?

The current accumulated total of bailouts initiated by the Bush administration, and now quadrupled down on by the Obama Administration, is a commitment of $11.6 trillion of our tax dollars; of this $3.8 trillion has already been spent over the last six months! We're just not exactly sure where the money has gone; but its a lot of money, surely you understand.

Just to give this some perspective, the combined, inflation adjusted costs for the Civil War, New Deal, Marshall Plan, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Iraq War (2003-today) is $3.2 trillion. World War II cost an inflation adjusted $3.6 trillion. In six months we have already paid for one WW II! For the 50% of you wealthy people left paying taxes under the redistribution scheme of the Obama administration, your future, and that of your children and grandkids, has been mortgaged. Michelle Malkin has properly phrased this criminal activity generational theft .

Take a minute to quantify and personalize the impact TARP, the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" etc will have on your family. If you dare, click quantify to go to the bailout calculator and evaluate this situation for yourself...Warning, this should not be done if you suffer from cardiac, seizure, or anxiety disorders.

In a world in which an innumerable multitude of men incessantly endeavours to procure the petty and paltry pleasures with which they glut their lives, above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power. This power takes upon itself alone to secure their gratification and to watch over their fate. The power is absolute, minute, regular, provident and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent, if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks on the contrary to keep them in perpetual childhood: it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing. For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances; what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living.

After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp, and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arms over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rule, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people till they are reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid animals of which the government is the shepherd.

The preceding two paragraphs are commentary from Alexis De Tocqueville writing in Democracy in America. Published in 1835, De Tocqueville was commenting on his perception of future threats to the newly formed democracy in America born as an alternative to the traditional European aristocratic regimes. Democracy in America is perhaps the best study of early American society and government ever written, and De Toqueville was prophetic in his analysis.

April 15th 2009 , “Tax Day” for many, is an opportunity for concerned Americans to register their disapproval of the current course being charted for our nation. Federal government spending in the name of "crisis" has now compromised the future of the next two generations of Americans. Tax Freedom Day is the day the average American has earned enough income to pay local, state and federal tax obligations for the year; after that day all money earned is ours to keep. Astoundingly, Tax Freedom Day this year will be April 13th. Four months of working to support the government. Not since 1967 has Tax Freedom Day fallen earlier than April 13th; and the latest Tax Freedom Day has ever fallen was May 6th in 1992. An early Tax Freedom Day this year is a result of the recession and current tax cut provisions which expire in 2011. So April 15th, “Tax Day”, truly marks the end of the tax season for the vast majority this year and possibly next year. It is extremely likely, however, given planned tax increases and despite a faltering economy, that Tax Freedom Day will be occuring at least 1-2 weeks later over coming years to meet our new tax obligations.

In 1773 colonists, protesting the Tea Act, and the monopoly it granted to the East India Tea Company, boarded merchant ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 chests of tea into the water. The Boston Tea Party led to other similar protests across the colonies. On Feb 19th, CNBC Reporter Rick Santelli expressed his disgust with the endless stream of “stimulus spending” pouring out of DC.

Santelli’s call for a Chicago Tea Party has led Americans, frustrated with an unprecedented centralization of power in DC funded by our tax dollars, to organize grass roots protests nationwide. Many have laready occured, though the mainstream media has had little to say about them. On April 15th Tea Parties will be occurring on a national scale and there will be one in an area near you. Several sites are detailing events nationally and include downloadable suggestions for protest signs and posters.

Over the last seventy five years we have allowed the continuous erosion of liberty given us by the Founders, and which De Tocqueville feared might be a transient moment of brilliance in world history. The current administration, indistinguishable form an equally liberal legislature, has dramatically quickened the pace of this erosion and we are faced with an avalanche. Politicians committed to statism and “soft” socialism have vilified capitalism and, over years, convinced much of the citizenry that they are incapable of making the decisions required to order their lives. Health care, retirement, housing, education, and the amount of income required to meet the needs of daily living are all decisions now in the hands of government agencies. Discussion of free markets, liberty, individual responsibility, and American exceptionalism are dismissed as quaint but archaic concepts negated by the paternalism exercised by our political leaders.

Previous posts have discussed steps we must consider taking if we as the loyal and patriotic opposition hope to stem this tide. Tea Party Day, April 15th, represents a unique opportunity for Americans to have their voices heard. National news coverage of a number of recent large (15,000) Tea Parties has been scant. Mainstream media, manipulating an increasingly malleable electorate, is in large part responsible for the election of President Obama. Until an opposition movement gains more strength and organization, the communications organ of the Democratic Party will assume this is all passing bluster.

The local media and the citizen’s media, the blogosphere, however, will be there to report. Make it clear that this movement represents hard working Americans who value liberty, responsibility and the opportunity to succeed (and fail) in a capitalist society. Political leaders will not change course based solely on the events of April 15th. This is a beginning, however.

Many state school systems found reasons to be closed on Inauguration Day. The unspoken subtext was that the initiation of the Obama Presidency was a historic day. Yes it was. April 15th, Tea Party Day, is a day of similar consequence. The impact of a million Americans turning out across the nation to protest the current sprint to socialism would be momentous.

Then the hard work begins. Make your coming out on Tea Party Day a sign of your formal commitment to help build a political organization committed to the principles espoused by the Founders, principles which have made this country extraordinary and exceptional .

Quaere Verum

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Outrage over HR401.09

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives is gaining support and may come up for a vote as early as today. This amazingly has been kept out of the mainstream news by the heavy reporting of the President's trip overseas and the protests there.
Let your like-minded friends know that we cannot alter our founding documents for any reason!
In part, the Bill reads:

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 401.09) to revise the exclusive language and give further clarification to our Declaration of Independence. (Reported in House)

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men, women, transgendered, and androgynous are created equal; and if in the course of human events it becomes apparent that there are inequalities present, in order to secure this equality, Governments are instituted among men, women, transgendered, and androgynous to impose regulations upon those that have been created with more to ensure balance and restore the necessary equilibrium;that they are endowed by their Creator, Science[praise be to its name], with certain unalienable Rights to be determined day by day by the Judicial branch and frequent litigation, that among these are Life that we deem worthy, Liberty to do anything except practice Religion in the public square and the pursuit of Happiness at any cost to others.

To learn more about this unbelievable Bill click here