You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. - Charles Austin Beard

Thursday, December 30, 2010

$5 Gas Predicted Under Obama -- What, No Pitchforks?

Where are the calls to sic Obama's Justice Department on Big Oil to hold the oil companies accountable for "market manipulation"? Why aren't we hunting down the amoral "oil speculators" responsible for repealing the law of supply-and-demand in order to line their pockets?

During President George W. Bush's administration, we constantly heard demands to hold the President accountable for "Big Oil's price gouging." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., just two years ago, knew exactly whom to blame for "skyrocketing" oil prices: "The price of oil is at the doorstep; $4-plus per gallon for oil is attributed
to two oilmen in the White House and their protectors in the United States Senate."

Follow the link and read the entire article!

President and family on multi-million dollar Christmas vacation in Hawaii | Washington Examiner

President and family on multi-million dollar Christmas vacation in Hawaii Washington Examiner

Just consider these estimates on part of the costs of the latest Obama Hawaii trip:
* Mrs. Obama’s early flight to Hawaii: $63,000 (White House Dossier)
* Obama’s round trip flight to Hawaii: $1 million (GAO estimates)
* Housing in beachfront homes for Secret Service and Seals in Kailua ($1,200 a day for 14 days): $16,800
* Costs for White House staff staying at Moana Hotel: $134,400 ($400 per day for 24 staff) – excluding meals and other room costs
* Police overtime: $250,000 (2009 costs reported by Honolulu Police Department)
* Ambulance: $10,000 (City Spokesperson)
TOTAL COST: $1,474,200
But that $1.47 million figure leaves out a number of signficant costs that simply could not be calculated by Hawaii ReporterRead more at the Washington Examiner:

It's good to be the King & Queen!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse - Oklahoma City News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City

Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse - Oklahoma City News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City

Federal Reserve examiners come every four years to make sure banks are complying with a long list of regulations. The examiners came to Perkins last week. And the team from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller’s counter and buttons that say "Merry Christmas, God With Us." were inappropriate. The Bible verse of the day on the bank's Internet site also had to be taken down.

This PC bullshit has got to end!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The WikiLeaks vindication of George W. Bush

The WikiLeaks vindication of George W. Bush

Wired magazine's contributing editor, Noah Shachtman – a nonresident fellow at the liberal Brookings Institution – researched the 400,000 WikiLeaked documents released in October. Here's what he found: "By late 2003, even the Bush White House's staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea
that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But WikiLeaks' newly released Iraq war documents reveal that for years afterward, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction (emphasis added). ... Chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam's toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict – and may have brewed up their own deadly agents."

In 2008, our military shipped out of Iraq – on 37 flights in 3,500 barrels – what even the Associated Press called "the last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program": 550 metric tons of the supposedly nonexistent yellowcake. The New York Sun editorialized: "The uranium issue is not a trivial one, because Iraq, sitting on vast oil reserves, has no peaceful need for nuclear power. ... To leave this nuclear material sitting around the Middle East in the hands of Saddam ... would have been too big a risk."

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

House May Block Food Safety Bill Over Senate Error : Roll Call

House May Block Food Safety Bill Over Senate Error : Roll Call

A food safety bill that has burned up precious days of the Senate’s lame-duck session appears headed back to the chamber because Democrats violated
a constitutional provision requiring that tax provisions originate in the House

By pre-empting the House’s tax-writing authority, Senate Democrats appear to have touched off a power struggle with members of their own party in the House. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday, sending it to the House, but House Democrats are expected to use a procedure known as “blue slipping” to block the bill, according to House and Senate GOP aides.

Anyone shocked by this? Anyone?!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

UPR of the United States

I'm speechless after watching this and I think you will be to. 2012 can't get here fast enough to get rid of this America hating Obama!!

A Petition to stop 'enhanced' airport screening techniques NOW!

A Petition to stop 'enhanced' airport screening techniques NOW!

Follow the link and sign the petition!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Federal Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas

Federal Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas

"The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with
Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.Read more at:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NRA-ILA :: The National Rifle Association Strongly Opposes the Nomination of Andrew Traver to Head BATFE, Calls on President Obama to withdraw the nomination

NRA-ILA :: The National Rifle Association Strongly Opposes the Nomination of Andrew Traver to Head BATFE, Calls on President Obama to withdraw the nomination

The National Rifle Association of America strongly opposes President Obama's nomination of Andrew Traver as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Traver has been deeply aligned with gun control advocates and anti-gun activities. This makes him the wrong choice to lead an enforcement agency that has almost exclusive oversight and control over the firearms industry, its retailers and consumers. Further, an important nomination such as BATFE director should not be made as a "recess appointment," in order to circumvent consent by the American people through their duly-elected U.S. Senators.

Traver served as an advisor to the International Association for Chiefs of Police's (IACP) "Gun Violence Reduction Project," a "partnership" with the Joyce Foundation. Both IACP and the Joyce Foundation are names synonymous with promoting a variety of gun control schemes at the federal and state levels. Most of the individuals involved in this project were prominent gun control activists and lobbyists.

Fax Obama and tell him not to nominate this guy!!!!

Rep. Duncan Blasts TSA "Pat Downs," Scanners on House Floor

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Camp Patriot

Camp Patriot

God has blessed Camp Patriot to be able to take disabled veterans from all war eras on outdoor adventures. The first man we took on an outdoor adventure (fishing in Montana) was an 86 year old survivor of the Bataan Death March and a 5 year prisoner of war from WWII. They are called “The greatest generation” for a reason, there are few like them.

If anyone would like to see photos and read stories of these amazing men and women please visit our site at

Camp Patriot takes no tax dollars to carry out their mission. They rely on patriotic Americans and American corporations to aid in the mission of “giving back to those who have given.”

Check them out!!

Obama Remembers Mumbai Massacre; Forgets Ft. Hood First Anniversary

Obama Remembers Mumbai Massacre; Forgets Ft. Hood First Anniversary

The first week of November proved historic with the Democrat mauling in the mid-term elections and the 10th anniversary of the crews aboard the international space station, but there was one notable event that went unnoticed by the White House. The first anniversary of the Fort Hood massacre.

President Obama’s remarks a year ago were odd enough leading with an unpresidential and out of touch “shout out,” but for the White House to completely ignore the Ft. Hood anniversary is disturbing.

Obama, though he likes to remind himself that he is the commander-in-chief, has always demonstrated his disdain for our troops and seemingly cannot help it. Ignoring Ft. Hood is just another example.

America lost 14, yes 14, lives that day.

Pray for the families of the deceased.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

CA Prop 23

here are the results:
23 Suspend Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Yes 2,735,888 38.7%, No 4,329,350 61.3%

Californians have cut their own throats once again. And when gas hits $5/gallon and their electricity and gas bills increase 20-30% over the next year or two guess who'll be the first ones screaming over the increased prices. You guessed it! The morons who voted NO! All they had to do to get this defeated was invoke the "evil oil company" mantra and the Lib Loons just ate it up!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

American Thinker: CA's Prop 23 and Economic Armageddon

American Thinker: CA's Prop 23 and Economic Armageddon

Californians must overwhelmingly vote "yes" on Prop 23 to save the state from continued loss of businesses and jobs and consequent financial ruination. The nation will be watching as Californians vote on Tuesday, November 2. Will voters elect to avoid economic Armageddon? A rejection of Prop 23 on November 2 will only encourage states like Illinois, with unreasonable and unrealistic green energy policies, to continue down the primrose path.

Come on Californians, vote YES for Prop 23 and let's put this turkey of bill "The California Global Warming Solutions," also know as AB (Assembly Bill) 32 to rest!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Boxer: I worked so Hard for That Title Video

Call Me Senator from RightChange on Vimeo.

Election 2010: California Governor

Election 2010: California Governor

Come on people get behind Meg Whitman and let's begin the saving of California! The last thing California needs is a Brown redux.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Massive voter fraud in Arizona and Colorado

There has been an accusation that 65% of 5000 voter registration forms, submitted by Mi Familia Vota and One Vote Arizona, in Yuma County on the last day of filling are invalid due to the registrant not being a citizen, wrong/invalid address, false signature, etc. I also understand that these 2 groups have signed up 20,000 states wide and they have requested that 45,000 be put on the permanent early ballot. If 65% of these last minute registration forms in Yuma are invalid, which may be more as they are still checking the rest, then what is the percentages of invalid in Maricopa, Pima and other counties.

Yesterday a Colorado judge threw out 6000 bogus voter registration forms submitted by the same SEIU off shoot Mi Familia Vota here in Arizona.

Follow the link and read the whole article!

And Vote for Ruth McClung if live in her district:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Jon Coupal: Prop. 25 could open the tax floodgates

Jon Coupal: Prop. 25 could open the tax floodgates

Here is what Prop. 25 is really all about, in the words of some of its promoters. Talking about eliminating the two-thirds vote for the budget and for taxes, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said, "The question then becomes one of strategy and timing. Do you try to accomplish it all at once, or do you set a two- to four-year to six–year plan that takes a big piece or two at a time to voters?"

And United Teachers Los Angeles – a major backer of Prop. 25, along with its statewide counterparts the California Federation of Teachers and the California Teachers Association – tells its members, "Further it will send an important signal that Californians believe in majority rule and will help set the stage for taking on some of the regressive elements of Prop. 13."

To Steinberg, Burton and the government employee unions, the "regressive elements of Prop. 13" are the taxpayer protections it contains. If Prop. 25 passes, we know what will come next.

Californians, vote early, vote often and vote NO on 25!!!

CO Political Ad Video

Quite an emotional ad, watch it and comment about what you think of it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Californians - Please Vote YES on Prop 23

Here are some good reasons to vote YES on 23:

Model “green economy” Spain has been a disaster

Spain has been touted by proponents of AB 32 and national cap and trade as a model of green jobs creation. However, an independent analysis by Spanish researchers at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos found a program similar to AB 32 killed over two traditional jobs for every one green jobs created. Even worse, most of these new green jobs were temporary in fields such as windmill construction. The analysis has now been verified by the Spanish government which found the consequences could be even worse. “Green” jobs in effect cost blue collar and union jobs.

Solar panel manufacturers sell in California but create jobs in China

It costs 38% more to build solar panels in California than in Tennessee – which is why European corporations have invested $2.3 billion in two Tennessee manufacturing plants to build solar panels for our state. Even a California-based solar panel manufacturer has chosen to build its panels elsewhere, choosing to build one of the largest solar panel plants in America, not in California, but in Georgia. Global warming mandates that ban traditional incandescent light bulbs in favor of compact fluorescent bulbs have just resulted in the shutdown of the last incandescent light bulb factory in America with the newly created “green” jobs going to China.
While one might expect AB 32 to turn California into a magnet for jobs in solar panel manufacturing, the unfriendly climate created for manufacturers is actually sending money to other states for the construction of panels to be installed here.
Green jobs numbers don’t add up

Between 2003 and 2009, California has created only 10,000 green jobs a year. However, since November of 2007, our state has lost 1.37 million jobs, sending our unemployment to record highs. While before the passage of AB 32, California’s unemployment rate roughly tracked the national average, our unemployment is now one of the nation’s highest with entrepreneurs reluctant to invest in a state ranked as one of the highest taxed and least economically free in the nation.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It’s Official: Obama Has Now Borrowed $3 Trillion |

It’s Official: Obama Has Now Borrowed $3 Trillion

It's official: The Obama administration has now borrowed $3 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

It took from 1776, when the United States became an independent country, until 1990, the year after the Berlin Wall fell signaling victory in the Cold War, for the federal government to accumulate a total of $3 trillion in debt, according to the Treasury Department. It only took from Jan. 20, 2009, the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated, until Oct. 15, 2010, for the Obama administration to add $3 trillion to the federal debt.

Thank you president Obummer!

Please HELP DEFEAT Hezbollah’s Fave Lib in Congress, John Dingell (D-Dearbornistan)

Please HELP DEFEAT Hezbollah’s Fave Lib in Congress, John Dingell (D-Dearbornistan)

With just two weeks to go before the election, I’d like your help in a tight race, where you can make a difference and replace a Hezbollah-supporting
liberal Democrat with a pro-Israel, down-the-line conservative Republican in Congress. I’m referring to Dr. Rob Steele, whom a recent poll showed was four points ahead of Michigan Congressman John Dingell–the liberal Democrat who openly supports Hezbollah (which murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and Embassy officials) and doesn’t think it’s a terrorist group. (He’s also one of the most anti-Israel, pan-jihadist Members of Congress.) Even though Republican Steele has a good chance to beat Dingell, the national Republican party hasn’t given him the much-needed funds necessary for him to win the race in home-stretch. That’s where you come in. I hope you’ll watch the video of John Dingell, below, which was taped during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, and donate whatever you can to Rob Steele. (Although there are suggested amounts, you can even donate $5, but you must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder.)

Follow the link and help get rid of another LIB Dem!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Barbara Boxer Approved Code Pink Trip to Fallujah to Donate $600k to Extrmists to Murder US Soldiers

The article says that Code Pink:

“Secured diplomatic courtesy letters from US Senators Barbara Boxer of California and Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Congressmen Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Henry Waxman of California.”

Swett reported on how Barbara Boxer and Code Pink assisted terrorists in Iraq:

Perhaps the most revealing window into Boxer’s true feelings towards our military is her close alliance with Code Pink, a radical leftist group that reviles American troops as terrorists and assassins while praising their enemies as freedom fighters. For years, Code Pink has viciously harassed wounded veterans and their families outside Walter Reed Hospital, even telling the mother of a slain Navy Seal that her son “deserved to die.” Code Pink actively supports terror groups such as Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban, Hezbollah and al Qaeda.

The Code Pink website repeatedly praises “our beloved Barbara Boxer.” And why not? Boxer has worked with the group and supported its goals on many occasions. In early 2005, Boxer was the only member of the Senate to oppose certifying the Electoral College result that returned George Bush to office for a second term. Code Pink hosted rallies and participated in various demonstrations and marches to “defend democracy” against the results of the 2004 elections. They wrapped up the event at Senator Boxer’s California office, “singing her songs of thanks.”

Follow the link and read the entire article! And if you live in CA vote for Carly Fiorina

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Feds' Disease: Spending! (Part 1) by Chuck Norris on - A Syndicate Of Talent

The Feds' Disease: Spending! (Part 1) by Chuck Norris on - A Syndicate Of Talent

From 2009-20, it is estimated that the Troubled Asset Relief program will cost $67 billion. The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts are estimated to cost $190 billion.

—And of course, let's not forget the string of massive debts spent by Obama under the guise of "economic stimuli," including the $787 billion stimulus bill, the $410 billion omnibus spending bill (with 9,000 earmarks — 60 percent Democratic in origin) and the $634 billion required for a down payment for universal health care (debt No. 4). And all of that doesn't include other so-called "economic stimuli" deemed necessary on the fed's horizon, as Daniel Inouye, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, noted when he called the mammoth $787 billion spending bill "stimulus No. 1."

—According to the Bureau of the Public Debt, as of Aug. 20, after just the first 19 months of President Obama's four-year term, the public debt grew to $8.83 trillion, an increase of $2.53 trillion.

Follow the link and read part 2, too.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The doctor, the president and the birth certificate

The doctor, the president and the birth certificate

"Officers in the United States military service are – and must be – trained that they owe their highest allegiance to the United States Constitution."

So, what does the officer presiding over Lakin's court-martial say in response to all this?

Army Col. Denise R. Lind, acting as judge in the case, has so far ruled that Lakin will be denied access to any of Obama's records as well as testimony from any who may have access to his records. Her reason for what amounts to denying Lakin the right to defend himself is, according to Lind, that producing such evidence about Obama in a military tribunal could be – and I'll quote her exact word – an "embarrassment" to the president.

Let's make this crystal clear: Lakin's whole argument is that the sacrosanct chain of command may well have been corrupted by a usurper – and millions of Americans agree he has valid reason to suspect this is the case. Yet the presiding officer in the hearing has ruled that neither Lakin nor his defense team may present any evidence bearing on Obama's eligibility to be president – because it might be embarrassing.

This is INSANE, allowing the defense no defense!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Al Gore Confronted in Tampa about Global Warming Again!!

Cool, Al Gore is booed and called a hoax!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tea Party Has Elites on the Run

Tea Party Has Elites on the Run

When the elites weren't depicting their fellow Americans as out-of-control racists and anti-government zealots, they tried to downplay their social and political importance. They did so with a demographic attempt at marginalization; the tea partiers, they said, were too old, too white, too middle class to matter in contemporary America, and thus could be safely ignored.

This liberal critique of the tea partiers -- a dangerous mob, but of marginal importance in post-racial America -- is a curious paradox. Why fear and loathe a movement said to be narrow in its views and scope?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hispanic Congresswoman Says Vietnamese Are Trying to Take Her Seat

California Rep. Loretta Sanchez's racially-charged statement was made during an interview with Univision and aimed at her opponent, Van Tran, the Republican state assemblyman whose family had to flee Vietnam after the fall of Saigon.

Who's the Party of RACISTS now?

Go to Van Tran's website and support him!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Christine O'Donnell's opponent has another Marxist tie

Christine O'Donnell's opponent has another Marxist tie

"I audited one class at Union Theological with Cornel West when I was at the Coalition for the Homeless in New York and realized I strongly needed and wanted some grounding in traditions and doctrines of my own faith," he said. In that interview, Coons also stated, "I have worked to make it clear that I respect and value those that have no faith in a higher being. I think it is an important principle in a pluralistic democracy."

West, currently a race-relations instructor at Princeton, is an avowed Marxist and senior member at the Democrat Socialists of America.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey Lord, writing at Spectator, points out Coons himself may have ties to Black Liberation Theology.

Previous media profiles noted that while doing relief work in Africa, the Senate candidate worked as a volunteer for the South African Council of Churches, or SACC, at a time, Lord wrote, when that institute was aligning itself with Black Liberation Theology.

Read the entire article and then support O'Donnell:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bell officials arrested as prosecutors are set to file criminal charges [Updated]

Bell officials arrested as prosecutors are set to file criminal charges [Updated]

[Updated at 10 a.m.: Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, whose high salary sparked the outrage that led to the investigations of the city, was among those arrested in the sweep. No details have been released, but a source not authorized to speak publicly about the case said that Rizzo; former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia; Mayor Oscar Hernandez; Councilmembers Luis Artiga, Teresa Jacobo and George Mirabal; and former Councilmembers George Cole and Victor Bello were among those arrested.]

About time!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NRA-ILA :: More Guns, Less Crime Again

NRA-ILA :: More Guns, Less Crime Again

Gun Ownership Rises to All-Time High,Violent Crime Falls to 35-Year Low

Tibor Machan: Not all wealth redistribution is bad | wealth, redistributed, redistribution - Opinion - The Orange County Register

Tibor Machan: Not all wealth redistribution is bad wealth, redistributed, redistribution - Opinion - The Orange County Register

Statists often clamor for wealth redistribution, mostly implying that the wealth held by those who make or obtain it in the marketplace, without coercion, is in the wrong hands and must be transferred to other people or projects in dire need of it.

Yet if you look more carefully at wealth redistribution you find that the dispute really isn't about whether wealth should be redistributed. That's because wealth is nearly always being redistributed.

You may get a buck for mowing someone's lawn but you usually take it to the mall or grocery store and make use of it by handing it over to someone else, who then is going to do the same, and this process just keeps going. Some of the stuff for which the wealth is distributed will be consumed but then the consumer will expand his or her time and energy to create some more wealth. It just keeps going round and round, wealth and its equivalent being endlessly redistributed unless the tax-takers disrupt the process.So if we are all vigorously engaged in wealth redistribution, what's up with the claim that it is only the tax-takers who do it? It is a lie, that's what.

This is a great article so follow the link and read it all!

Friday, September 10, 2010

41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone

41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone

Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see
themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp.

Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest.

They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations.

We now know that federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

CA Prop. 27 - VOTE NO

From BallotPedia:

this measure will repeal California Proposition 11 (2008), which authorized the creation of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. It would also modify the provision in California law that says that proposed congressional districts can't be subjected to a veto referendum.[3]
According to political journalist Shane Goldmacher, Democratic political strategists say that this initiative can be seen as a political tactic to defeat the Congressional Redistricting Initiative, which is likely to be on the November 2, 2010 ballot: "Democratic political strategists say the best way to ensure a 'no' vote this fall on the congressional [reform] measure]] is to confuse the public further with a second ballot measure on the already head spinning topic of political line drawing."[

John Diaz, the editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, has written, " The proposed ballot language for the Financial Accountability in Redistricting Act makes the laughably absurd argument that this is about money: That a state facing an "unprecedented economic crisis" with a political leadership that "has failed us" cannot afford the cost of outsourcing this duty to a commission. A more honest title of this initiative, which is being conceived by a small group of Democratic insiders, would be the Incumbent Protection Act."[12]
The editorial board of the Daily Breeze recommends that the publication's readers refrain from signing the petition to put this measure on the ballot, saying, "...staying in office and party control of seats has become more important than representing the people who gave them those seats in the first place."[13]
Ian Johnson of The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College says, "The California Democratic redistricting machine is worried. Led by Congressman Howard Berman and his consultant brother Michael, they controlled the state’s bipartisan incumbent-protection gerrymander in 2001. Now their control is threatened by an initiative that would place Congressional redistricting within the mandate of the Citizens Redistricting Commission. Congressman Berman and his allies are responding with a misleading measure aimed at confusing voters, apparently conceding that they cannot win the debate on the merits of their views...In one respect, FAIR is a positive sign: when the beneficiaries of the status quo are forced to resort to deception to preserve their positions, it is a sign they are desperate. Clearly, even they can see which way the winds of change are blowing."[4]
John Kabateck, executive director of the California branch of the National Federation of Independent Business. He says, "Enough is enough. Decades of cynical, self-serving behavior from politicians has helped plummet this state into a fiscal and economic abyss. We need to be able to hold our elected officials accountable when they don’t do the job we elected them to do. One way to ensure that politicians remain accountable to voters is by taking the power to draw political district lines from the very politicians who stand to personally benefit from the outcome."[14]
Campaign finance complaint
Supporters of the Voters FIRST Act for Congress have asked the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Federal Elections Commission to investigate whether some members of California's U.S. Congressional delegation are "hiding their controlling involvement in the initiative" in a way that obscures who is really behind it.[14]

Follow the link & read all the info!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Obama: Muslim Missionary? (Part 2) by Chuck Norris on - A Syndicate Of Talent

Obama: Muslim Missionary? (Part 2) by Chuck Norris on - A Syndicate Of Talent

To me, this interview — which took place March 27, 2004, when Obama was a candidate for the U.S. Senate — is by far the best documentation of Obama's faith. In it, Obama gave often lengthy responses about his faith and practice to a series of questions from then-Chicago Sun-Times religion reporter Cathleen Falsani, though he often seemed confused and even obtuse in his replies.

To the question "do you pray often?" Obama replied, "Uh, yeah, I guess I do."


When asked whether he had read the Bible, Obama responded: "Absolutely. (But) these days I don't have much time for reading or reflection, period. ... I'll be honest with you; I used to all the time, in a fairly disciplined way. But during the course of this campaign, I don't."

In answering reporter Falsani's question about whether there was a role model who combined everything Obama said he wanted to do in his life and faith, Obama's first response was, "I think Gandhi is a great example of a profoundly spiritual man."

Gandhi? A Hindu? How about Jesus, seeing as Obama claims to be a "committed Christian"?

When Obama was asked pointedly, "Who's Jesus to you?" he immediately responded with a nervous laugh, followed by a rather sarcastic "Right." He proceeded, "Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he's also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher. And he's also a wonderful teacher."

Could that "reaching something higher" possibly be heaven?

In answering the question on whether he believed in a literal heaven, Obama retorted back: "Do I believe in the harps and clouds and wings? ...
What I believe in is that if I live my life as well as I can, that I will be rewarded. I don't presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die."

Follow the link and read all 3 parts he's written so far!

What American President Would emDo/em That?

What American President Would emDo/em That?

Other presidents have been wrong. Other presidents have been misguided. Other presidents have been weak and pusillanimous and pathetic.

Only one truly disdains America. His name is Barack Obama.

How else to explain his latest outrage against the country that elevated him to the ranks of world leadership? Last week, the Obama State Department submitted a report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on the supposed human rights violations taking place in the United States. According to the Washington Times, the report

describes how the United States discriminates against the disabled, homosexuals, women, Native Americans, blacks, Hispanics and those who don't speak English. There is the expected pandering to Muslims...the report notes that until recently, the U.S. engaged in torture, unlawfully detained terrorist suspects and illegally spied on Americans communicating with terrorists ... but the report assures readers that Mr. Obama has been putting a stop to all that.

This president is a waste of flesh!

'Systemic Risk' Stonewall

Wall Street Journal, 9/1/2010 -- On the key facts behind the bailouts of 2008, regulators have stonewalled the public, the press and even the inspector general of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Today, we'll find out if they can also stonewall the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Chairman Phil Angelides and his panel will begin two days of hearings on the subject of "Too Big to Fail," featuring testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Sheila Bair. Across bailouts from Bear Stearns to AIG, the government has refused to release its analysis of the "systemic risks" that compelled it to mount unprecedented interventions into the financial system with taxpayer money. Two years after the crisis, Mr. Angelides and his colleagues should finally let the sun shine on this critical period of our economic history.

A year ago we told you about former FDIC official Vern McKinley, who has made a series of Freedom of Information Act requests. He wanted to know what Fed governors meant when they said a Bear Stearns failure would cause a "contagion." This term was used in the minutes of the Fed meeting at which the central bank discussed plans by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to finance Bear's sale to J.P. Morgan Chase. The minutes contained no detail on how exactly the fall of Bear would destroy America.

He also requested minutes of the FDIC board meeting at which regulators approved financing for a Citigroup takeover of Wachovia. To provide this assistance, the board had to invoke the "systemic risk" exception in the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and it therefore had to assert that such assistance was necessary for the health of the financial system. Yet days later, Wachovia cut a better deal to sell itself to Wells Fargo, instead of Citi. So how necessary was the assistance?

The regulators have been giving Mr. McKinley the Heisman, but two weeks ago federal Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle made the FDIC show her the Wachovia documents. She is still considering the McKinley suit, but the crisis commission doesn't need to wait for her decision. It should let all Americans read them now.

Then there's AIG. Who decided that firm was too big to fail, and on what basis? Last winter, Senator Jim Bunning went on CNBC and said that Mr. Bernanke's staff did not think AIG was too big to fail. "His staff didn't agree with him. . . . I'm talking about an email that he sent his staff after his staff recommended that the Federal Reserve not touch AIG," said Mr. Bunning.

In February, we sent a FOIA request to the Fed for an internal memo entitled "Issues Related to Possible IPC Lending to American International Group" and an email from Chairman Bernanke that included a draft of the proposal that he would soon present to the Fed Board of Governors to approve lending to AIG. Yesterday a Fed spokeswoman us it is still reviewing the request.

You could argue that the Fed has been a model of good government in handling our request compared to the way it has responded to TARP inspector general Neil Barofsky. Documents he's asked for were not produced and in some cases the New York Fed has told Mr. Barofsky that documents did not exist when in fact they did. Along with investigating the management of the crisis, the former prosecutor is also now investigating the withholding of information about the crisis.

What could the New York Fed be hiding? For one thing, a clear explanation of why it felt it had to bail out AIG. The story from regulators during the crisis was that credit-default swap counterparties had to be paid lest the financial system collapse. The public became incensed about 100-cents on the dollar pay-outs to big banks. Then last winter, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who ran the New York Fed in 2008, said the real problem had been AIG's insurance business, threatening average consumers.

Writing in our pages in February, former New York Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo said that "policyholders would have been protected" in the event of an AIG bankruptcy. That seemed clear enough, but then Mr. Dinallo immediately added that an AIG bankruptcy "would have been bad for those same policyholders." So which was it? State insurance regulators and industry analysts have since told us that Mr. Dinallo was wrong when he suggested that policyholders would have suffered.

Two years after the bailouts and more than a month after President Obama signed into law new authority for the government to prevent "systemic risk," Washington still won't tell us what this term means. Releasing the history of 2008 would at least allow us to know what regulators thought it meant at the time, with lessons for the future. Is there any other reason for this inquiry commission to exist?

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Other Ground Zero Mosque: Flight 93 Islamic Crescent Memorial

The Other Ground Zero Mosque: Flight 93 Islamic Crescent Memorial

We too need your help; we need to stop the National Park Service building another mosque in Shanksville. PA.

I served on the 2005 2nd jury that was commissioned to select a design honoring the passengers and crew on Flight 93. The public submitted over 1100 designs. The first jury went through those 1100 designs and selected 5 designs that were presented to the 2nd jury.

When I saw Crescent of Embrace, I immediately saw the Islamic symbols. I spoke out against the design and explained my reasons to the other members of the jury. The vote was taken, 9 for the Crescent of Embrace and 6 against that design. That vote was not unanimous.

There were 4 excellent designs left; there was absolutely no reason to select a design that even suggested Islamic symbols.

I knew that the public would agree with me when they saw the Crescent of Embrace design. They did, but our government would not listen or investigate our claims. All of our letters ended up in the same hands, the National Park Service. We can’t give up; we must stop this mosque being built in Shanksville, as well as the one in New York.

EPA Surrenders to NRA on Gun Control Issue - US News and World Report

EPA Surrenders to NRA on Gun Control Issue - US News and World Report

Glenn Beck crowd: Not so white as advertised

Hundreds of thousands of Americans – of many creeds and colors – made what ended up being a pilgrimage of sorts to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally.

Catholics, other Christians and Jews spoke to WND on site, many celebrating the themes of faith and reliance on God proclaimed from the platform.

Follow the link and read the entire article.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Environmental Protection Agency Reviewing Petition to Ban Lead Bullets

Environmental Protection Agency Reviewing Petition to Ban Lead Bullets

The EPA has asked for public comment on banning lead in ammunition, and an EPA notice was published seeking public comment that closes on October 31.

Go to the EPA website and voice your comments!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Little-known fact: Obama's failed stimulus program cost more than the Iraq war | Washington Examiner

Little-known fact: Obama's failed stimulus program cost more than the Iraq war Washington Examiner

* Obama's stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War -- more than $100 billion (15%) more.

* Just the first two years of Obama's stimulus cost more than the entire cost of the Iraq War under President Bush, or six years of that war.

* Iraq War spending accounted for just 3.2% of all federal spending while it lasted.

* Iraq War spending was not even one quarter of what we spent on Medicare in the same time frame.Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Net-neutrality group challenged by ties to MoveOn.Org, ACORN - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Net-neutrality group challenged by ties to MoveOn.Org, ACORN - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

The blog RedState described Save The Internet as a "neo-Marxist Robert McChesney-FreePress/Save the Internet think tank" and questioned why GOA would participate in a coalition that includes liberal groups such as the ACLU, MoveOn.Org, SEIU, CREDO and ACORN.

GOA was one of the charter members of Save the Internet, but a spokesman for the gun rights group said times have changed.

"Back in 2006 we supported net neutrality, as we had been concerned that AOL and others might continue to block pro-second amendment issues," said
Erich Pratt, communications director for GOA.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Philly requiring bloggers to pay $300 for a business license | Washington Examiner

Philly requiring bloggers to pay $300 for a business license Washington Examiner

In May, the city sent Bess a letter demanding that she pay $300, the price of a business privilege license.

“The real kick in the pants is that I don’t even have a full-time job, so for the city to tell me to pony up $300 for a business privilege license, pay wage tax, business privilege tax, net profits tax on a handful of money is outrageous,” Bess says.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Scofflaws cited for cycling on sidewalk

So Leslie and Duane Smith and Matt and Sharon Pierce hopped on their bikes, left their picturesque enclave in Newport Beach’s Bayshores Community, and ventured out into the “real world.”

The Pierces, who were at the front of the convoy, commented on how crazy things seemed. The officer said he wouldn’t ride in this area at all; it’s dangerous, and many accidents are reported; the Pierces smiled, thinking the officer was stressing how careful they should be riding their bikes.

They were quite surprised when that officer soon pulled them over for riding on the sidewalk.

“Did he really need to use his sirens and lights for stopping 4 emerging senior citizens leisurely riding their bikes?” Leslie Smith asks us in an exhaustive email account detailing the incident. “We were treated like common criminals and issued traffic tickets, going so far as to fingerprint me as I had inadvertently left home without my drivers license. The police officer claimed that, according to CA Code 12.56.030 (A) NBMC, it is against the law to ride a bicycle on a sidewalk in CA, despite the ever present signs posted on the sidewalk along PCH that state ‘Bike Route – Bike Riding Permitted on This Sidewalk.’"

Government strikes again! Follow the link and read the entire article.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dumbing down for Race to the Top | federal, standards, california

Dumbing down forRace to the Top federal, standards, california - Opinion - The Orange County Register

What a bad civics lesson for our children. In school, California's students learn that, under the U.S. Constitution, America has a federal system of government. The federal government performs certain functions, such as national defense, while most things "are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people," as the 10th Amendment mandates.

Education, obviously, is a state and local issue. But on Aug. 2, the California Board of Education knuckled under to federal pressure to ease California school standards. This was done when the board voted to implement the school standards for President Barack Obama's Race to the Top initiative. The new standards replace much more vigorous California standards. The unanimous vote of the 10-member board means that California now can qualify for a chunk of the $700 million in federal grants to state schools under the Race to the Top program. The board's vote promotes "California's high expectations and our belief that every student is capable of success in the classroom," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said.

Is this happening in your state?

Monday, August 09, 2010

Jerry Brown a repeat offender on Ballots

On ballots, Brown a repeat offender vote, brown, prop - Opinion - The Orange County Register

Judges twice last week found ballot language prepared by Attorney General Jerry Brown to be misleading and ordered the wording stricken from sample ballots for the November election.

We applaud both court decisions. Voters now will receive more accurate summaries of two crucial November ballot initiatives – Proposition 25, which would reduce from two-thirds to a simple majority legislators' standard for passing a state budget, and Prop. 23, which would delay implementation of California's most Draconian global warming law.

But we are troubled by what appears to be the state's top lawman attempting to mislead voters in a way that also appears to favor his political agenda. This is all the more troubling considering Mr. Brown wants to be the next governor. But we are troubled by what appears to be the state's top lawman attempting to mislead voters in a way that also appears to favor his political agenda. This is all the more troubling considering Mr. Brown wants to be the next governor.

Something to think about before making your decision on who to vote for for Ca's next governor!

The Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime: extravagant and out of touch with the American people

The Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime: extravagant and out of touch with the American people

It is epitomised above all by the President’s relentless drive towards big overnment against the will of the American people, and the dramatic increases in government spending and borrowing, which threaten to leave the US hugely in debt for generations. It is also showcased by Barack Obama’s drive towards a socialised health care system, which, as I’ve noted before, is “a thinly disguised vanity project for a president who is committed to transforming the United States from the world’s most successful large-scale free enterprise economy, to a highly interventionist society with a massive role for centralized government.”

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Secret History of Climate Alarmism

The Secret History of Climate Alarmism

The image on the cover of the magazine depicted Cologne’s historic cathedral urrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean: a consequence of the melting of the polar ice caps, as was explained on the inside of the issue. Thus was the “global warming” scare born. In Germany, in 1986.

Elena Kagan tied to Obama's birth certificate

Elena Kagan tied to Obama's birth certificate

Just when you thought there couldn't be any more players in the ongoing soap opera over the hunt for President Obama's original birth certificate and his constitutional eligibility for office, there comes yet another name: Elena Kagan.

Yes, the same Elena Kagan nominated by the commander in chief to be the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court has actually been playing a role for some time in the dispute over whether Obama is legally qualified to be in the White House.

This explain alot doesn't it!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Obama's Jobs Errors | Daniel J. Mitchell | Cato Institute: Commentary

Obama's Jobs Errors Daniel J. Mitchell Cato Institute: Commentary

Unfortunately, almost everything Washington's done the last 18 months has sent the opposite message.

The "stimulus" boosted federal spending, thus draining funds from private-capital markets and diverting resources from the productive sector of the economy. The main jobs that it "saved" were employees of state and local governments — shielding the public sector from pain even as it inflicted more agony on the private sector.

The health-care law is a cornucopia of new taxes, mandates and regulations — directly increasing the cost of hiring new employees (as well as of keeping old ones on). By telling employers that the cost of hiring is set to rise sharply in the years ahead, it makes them far more cautious about hiring.

The new bailout legislation, though labeled "financial reform," raises costs for financial firms, meaning loans will be more expensive. That is, investing in that truck or computer for that new hire will cost you more.

When Kagan Played Doctor

Elena Kagan's partial-birth abortion scandal.

Fourteen years ago, to protect President Clinton's position on partial-birth abortions, Elena Kagan doctored a statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Conservatives think this should disqualify her from the Supreme Court. They understate the scandal. It isn't Kagan we should worry about. It's the whole judiciary.

Read the whole article here.

This bitch has gotta go!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Race Played Role in Obama Car Dealer Closures

Race Played Role in Obama Car Dealer Closures

closures the Obama administration forced on General Motors and Chrysler -- were based in part on race and gender, according to a report by Troubled Asset Relief Program Special Inspector General Neal M. Barofsky.

[D]ealerships were retained because they were recently appointed, were key wholesale parts dealers, or were minority- or woman-owned dealerships. [Emphasis added.]

“Factors Affecting the Decisions of General Motors and Chrysler to Reduce Their Dealership Networks.” You can find it at the TARP OIG’s website here. I encourage everyone to read through the entire report. The MSM coverage of the audit didn’t do justice to the independent watchdog’s damning indictment of Obummer's bureaucrats in charge of nationalizing the U.S. auto industry.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Drones in U.S. skies – to keep eye on us?

Drones in U.S. skies – to keep eye on us?

Who's in charge, we the people or them the politicians/bureaucrats?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bias and bigotry in academia

Bias and bigotry in academia

What are the historic and moral arguments for discriminating in favor of kids from Angola and Argentina over kids whose parents came from Poland and Vietnam?

I'd love to hear a Lib answer this honestly!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Ugly Racial History of Gun Control | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Ugly Racial History of Gun Control Richmond Times-Dispatch

Justice Clarence Thomas discussed the history of gun-control laws, whose purpose was to stifle the rights of minorities and to prevent African-Americans from
defending themselves against the likes of the Ku Klux Klan. Excerpts from Thomas' opinion appear below.

Think Progress Ripped Content From Tea Party Video To Create Fraudulent Racism Claim

Think Progress Ripped Content From Tea Party Video To Create Fraudulent Racism Claim

Friday, July 16, 2010

In Obama's Own Words

American Thinker Blog: In Obama's Own Words

The pictures and words speak for themselves. This is a You Tube montage that highlights the 44th President's affinity for Islam. It clearly shows Obama's one-sided allegiance to Islam and his distortions of historical truth. As time passes, it would serve the Nation well to be reminded of Obama's inclinations.

Please view it before it is removed.

In particular, when Obama references the Muslim contribution to America, and says that he knows, too, that "Islam has always been a part of America's story" he might wish to review the following:

There were no Muslims on the Mayflower. There were no Muslim signatures on the United States Constitution or the Declaration of Independence or the Bill of Rights.

No Muslims fought for America's freedom from England. However, the country did fight against the forces of Islam in the form of the Barbary pirates.

Two Muslim slaves were brought to America in 1731 but both were returned to Africa. No Muslims fought during the Civil War to free the slaves in America. Muslims were, however, slave traders. In fact, to this day, Muslims are still the largest traffickers in human slavery in the world.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - Obama Administration Approves First Direct Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Through New High-Risk Insurance Pools - Obama Administration Approves First Direct Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Through New High-Risk Insurance Pools

We all new this coming didn't we?!

Democrat Voter Fraud is Far More Widespread Than You Think

Democrat Voter Fraud is Far More Widespread Than You Think

How to Steal an Election
What we are seeing is the transplantation of Chicago politics to communities throughout the nation that are completely unprepared for the level of fraud and intimidation that can be generated by thousands of unethical Democrats, including private citizens, local, state, and federal officials, and politicians, convinced that breaking the law is okay as long as the “right” candidate wins.

On July 6, American Thinker published an article by Lee Cary about an interview with a Chicago political machine insider. It contained the following warning:

“In Chicago, the Precinct Captains watch to see who votes and who doesn’t. Then, at the end of the day, others will cast votes for those who haven’t shown up to vote, all under the direction of the Precinct Captain. If the actual voter shows up later, they’re given someone else’s card. The Republican poll watchers don’t stop this. Hell, most of them are actually Democrats.”

The Democrat Voter Fraud Playbook is as follows:

1.ACORN registers the names, legitimate or not.
2.Black Panther, SEIU and other “community organizer” groups intimidate people, especially minorities, from voting Republican.
3.Voter lists remain unscrubbed of felons, dead people, and illegal immigrants.
4.On Election Day, precinct workers submit any unused ballots for Democrat candidates.
5.Democrat officials and politicians pretend like nothing happened.
It’s as easy as that to steal an election.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Elderly man facing serious charges for shooting at thieves - KWGN

Elderly man facing serious charges for shooting at thieves - KWGN

Contact the Jefferson County D.A. Scott Storey:

District Attorney
500 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

82-year-old Robert Wallace said he fired two shots at two men when they tried to run him over while stealing his flatbed trailer.

Wallace now faces twelve felony counts, including four counts of attempted first degree murder, for what he described as an act of defending his property and his life. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

One of the thieves, Damacio Torres later admitted to the theft. He and his partner in crime, Alvara Cardano both have prior arrest records and are believed to be in the country illegally.

But they are not facing any charges.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Now Is The Time To Stand Up for 2nd Amendment

Now Is The Time To Stand Up for 2nd Amendment

Below are three bills that passed the State Assembly (over my objections in committee and on the floor). These bills are now awaiting action in the State Senate. While the Senate is on a break, find your State Senator and tell them to vote for freedom and against these three bills.

AB1934 seeks to punish citizens for engaging in the legal act of openly carrying an unloaded handgun. If California had a reasonable concealed carry law that was consistent and fair there would be no need for citizens to carry a gun in open.

AB2223 seeks to outlaw the use of lead shot when shooting or hunting in state-run wildlife management areas. Anti-hunting groups want to make it harder to hunt and this bill would do it.

AB1810 seeks to establish a Canadian style registration system, similar to the one currently in place for handguns, for all newly-acquired long guns. Under AB1810 require the Attorney General to keep the make, model and serial number of the firearm as well as the identifying information of the purchaser on file. If only the British had such a list!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Peaceful Christian missionaries are arrested on the streets of America because they are too close to a Muslim Festival.


No welfare for those awaiting trial

No welfare for those awaiting trial bail, pretrial, release - Opinion - The Orange County Register

The pretrial services system was designed for indigent arrestees who could not afford bail. Pretrial release is also sometimes called "detention release" or some refer to it as "released on (the defendant's) recognizance (ROR)." Usually, the three benchmarks for such release are:

•The defendant is not considered a danger to the community.

•The defendant is not a flight risk.

•The defendant is indigent and cannot afford bail.

Unfortunately, like so many government programs, pretrial release has ballooned into an overwhelming bureaucratic system that allows tens of thousands of arrestees a "get out of jail free" card without having to pay any bail, no matter what their financial resources may be. The pretrial services program employs thousands of public employee workers and serves to puts private bail bonds companies out of business.

One more reason you can add to the 1,000+ reasons California is going broke!

Monday, June 28, 2010

NRA-ILA :: Statement by Wayne LaPierre Executive Vice President, NRA and Chris W. Cox Executive Director, NRA-ILA Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision EMMcDonald v. City of Chicago/EM

NRA-ILA :: Statement by Wayne LaPierre Executive Vice President, NRA and Chris W. Cox Executive Director, NRA-ILA Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision EMMcDonald v. City of Chicago/EM

Today marks a great moment in American history. This is a landmark decision. It is a vindication for the great majority of American citizens who have always believed the Second Amendment was an individual right and freedom worth defending.

The Supreme Court said what a majority of the American public believes. The people who wrote the Second Amendment said it was an individual right, and the Court has now confirmed what our founding fathers wrote and intended. The Second Amendment -- as every citizen’s constitutional right -- is now a real part of American Constitutional law.

NRA-ILA :: Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

NRA-ILA :: Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Judge Faces Death Threats After BP Gulf Oil Drilling Moratorium Ruling

Judge Faces Death Threats After BP Gulf Oil Drilling Moratorium Ruling

While many Americans undoubtedly agree with the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman to overturn the Obama administration’s moratorium on deep water drilling, not everyone is happy. In fact, the Judge is now receiving death threats in the aftermath of his bold ruling.

Don't you just love eco-terrorists?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Inmates Get Homebuyer Tax Credits: Gov't Report - CNBC

Inmates Get Homebuyer Tax Credits: Gov't Report - CNBC

Another example of 'government strikes again'!!

$100,000 Is Plenty for Deposit Insurance

Government strikes again! From the Wall Street Journal:

By: Robert C. Pozen*
Wall Street Journal, 6/23/2010 -- It looks as if Congress is about to permanently increase FDIC deposit insurance to $250,000 from $100,000 per bank account. What's more, it plans to make this increase retroactive to Jan. 1, 2008, in order to protect certain depositors at Indy Mac and other banks that became insolvent before the financial crisis reached its height. This move will substantially raise the cost of resolving troubled banks, and isn't necessary to protect small depositors.

The old limit of $100,000 per bank account was interpreted so flexibly by the FDIC that a family of four could easily obtain federal insurance for $600,000 by opening multiple accounts under different names. For example, a husband and wife could both deposit $100,000 in their personal accounts and their business accounts. These parents could also deposit $100,000 in savings accounts for both of their children.

Less than 2% of all bank accounts were above the old $100,000 limit. These uninsured accounts were not held by small depositors, but by high net worth individuals and local business people, many of whom could not easily create enough different accounts in one bank to cover their large deposits. Such accounts had an average balance of $432,000 as of June 2008.

By raising the maximum insurable amount to $250,000 per account, we will lose the market discipline exerted by these wealthy individuals and experienced business people. If they can split a $432,00 bank account into two accounts of $216,000, each under a different name, they would be fully protected under the new legislation. With a 100% guarantee from the federal government, why would they care whether the bank made imprudent loans or bought risky bonds?

Historically, the weakest banks have attracted a flood of deposits by advertising sky-high interest rates. These bankers typically believe that they can grow their way out of problems by investing in new loans and high-yield bonds. This practice was one of the key factors that caused the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s.

By raising the maximum insurable limit to $250,000 per account, we will enhance the ability of weak banks to expand their deposit base very quickly. The result is predictable: much higher costs for the FDIC when it takes over insolvent banks. Meanwhile, the FDIC is already struggling to handle the growing number of bank failures. It recently received a $500 billion line of credit from the U.S. Treasury.

When Congress raised the limit on insured deposits in October 2008 to $250,000 from $100,000 as a response to the financial crisis, it was supposed to expire at the end of 2009. Then, in the middle of 2009, without any hearings or much debate, Congress extended the temporary $250,000 limit until 2013. Now Congress is about to carve this limit into stone.

Congress is also giving serious consideration to making permanent an FDIC program for insuring unlimited amounts on corporate checking accounts in banks. This is another FDIC program that was supposed to be a temporary response to the financial crisis. If Congress extends unlimited insurance on corporate checking accounts, it will undermine the market discipline exerted by corporate treasurers and sharply raise the FDIC's cost of bailing out banks.

What's the rush? Community bankers believe they are at a competitive disadvantage to large banks that benefit from the public perception of being "too big to fail." These bankers have been pushing for higher limits on FDIC insurance since they rely heavily on retail deposits.

Although understandable from a political perspective, these permanent extensions of temporary FDIC insurance programs are bad policy. If political pressures require a permanent expansion of FDIC insurance of bank deposits, Congress should move to a two-tiered structure. The FDIC should fully guarantee the first $100,000 in any bank account, and should guarantee a lesser percentage (e.g., 80%- 90%) of any amount in that bank account between $100,000 and $250,000. That compromise would help community banks, retain a measure of market discipline, and reduce the FDIC's costs in resolving bank failures.


*Mr. Pozen is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and author of "Too Big To Save? How to Fix the U.S. Financial System" (Wiley, 2009

Monday, June 21, 2010

Obama-mind numb robot-following infamous “New World Order” footsteps

Obama-mind numb robot-following infamous “New World Order” footsteps

President Obama on Saturday revealed a chilling glimpse of a new national security doctrine that sounds very much like echoes from the past. In a commencement speech to the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the president outlined his departure from “American internationalism." Instead, Obama pledged more of his soft apologetic rhetoric to gain favor and likeability in the world in order to shape a new "international order" (liberal socialist translation “New World Order”) based on apologies, meekness and boot licking. (Feeling a chill or tingle yet?)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

American Thinker: Report: Obama said 'I Am a Muslim'

American Thinker: Report: Obama said 'I Am a Muslim'

Fannie and Freddie's House of Horror

From the Wall Streeet Journal:

By: Peter Eavis
Wall Street Journal, 6/17/2010 -- Does Frankenstein's monster always have to be a monster?

Mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew into terrifying creatures because they are private companies with a government backstop. That has already cost taxpayers over $100 billion. Wednesday's announcement that their bombed-out shares are being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange is a reminder of how badly the public-private model worked. Unfortunately, most housing-finance overhaul plans floated assume this hybrid approach will continue.

Most reformers want entities that continue most of what Fannie and Freddie do-- buy mortgages from banks and package them into bonds to sell in the market. The key change reformers advocate is removing government backing for the entities. They want a government guarantee on the bonds issued by these entities.

Granted, that approach substantially limits the degree to which the Frannie-replacements benefit from the government intervention. But the danger is that the government, in its desire to support housing, underprices the guarantee, leaving taxpayers again exposed to potential losses.

People want government intervention in the belief the mortgage market needs support during economic slowdowns. But promising that support likely will hinder changes that could make the mortgage market more resilient. If the government withdrew, banks would design mortgages they would want to hold through an economic cycle. Right now, they would rather sell their new mortgages to Fannie and Freddie.

A more radical shake-up is needed to avoid another housing horror story.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nightingale for Governor

Here's an alternative to Whitman & Poizner to think about for Governor!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Americans Fleeing Border Invasion

Americans Fleeing Border Invasion

As she carried boxes out to the truck, Glenn said, "This is God's country, and it's being taken away from us."

Read the article as it is one of the saddest statements I've ever read about our current state of affairs!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

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Fifty-six percent (56%) now disapprove of his performance.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Conservatives Rallying To Chuck DeVore in California Senate Race - HUMAN EVENTS

Conservatives Rallying To Chuck DeVore in California Senate Race - HUMAN EVENTS

The Orange County native has been active in conservative causes and campaigns since he was a teenager and, quite often as an adult, leading them. After stints in the Pentagon under Ronald Reagan and later on the staff of former Rep. Christopher Cox (R.-Calif.), he spent several years working for a defense contractor in Orange County.

Two years ago, DeVore, a frequent contributor to HUMAN EVENTS, was seeking a conservative candidate and became the first California Republican office-holder to back Fred Thompson for President. Now in his third term as a state legislator, DeVore defied liberal Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s call for a record-high tax increase in ’09 and later campaigned vigorously against the tax hike when it was on the statewide ballot. (The proposal lost resoundingly, forcing Schwarzenegger and the Democratic leadership in the state legislature to make spending cuts to balance the budget.)

The Original National Socialists

The Original National Socialists

One of the most disturbing things about our children and grandchildren’s education is they are getting a revisionist version of history. This keeps them from learning the lessons of history.

But it is not the only place we get revisionist history. I just took a course at Young Harris College Institute for Continuing Learning (ICL) on “Living & Dying under the Third Reich.”

In the first class the teacher asserted that right-wing conservatives supported Hitler and brought him and the Nazis to power. I asked who exactly was she referring to, since ‘Nazi’ is an acronym for the German National Socialist Workers Party, a decidedly left-wing group.

She refused to answer the question, so I asked for her definition of right-wing conservative. No reply.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

NRA-ILA :: Longtime Gun Control Supporters Sponsor Gun Owner Blacklist Bills in Congress

NRA-ILA :: Longtime Gun Control Supporters Sponsor Gun Owner Blacklist Bills in Congress

Despite their patriotic-sounding name—the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009”—H.R. 2159 by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and S. 1317 by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) aren’t intended to contribute to the war on terrorism. Instead, they’re intended to give the executive branch of the federal government the arbitrary power to stop loyal Americans from exercising their constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms. The true purpose of the bills comes as no surprise, since King, Lautenberg and co-sponsors Reps. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), Mike Castle (R-Del.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Mark Kirk (D-Ill.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.), and Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) are longtime supporters of gun control.

Is President Obama Using Executive Powers To Organize Angry Anti-Capitalist Protests On The Streets Of America?

Is President Obama Using Executive Powers To Organize Angry Anti-Capitalist Protests On The Streets Of America?

NPA, which is organizing angry mobs to protest against capitalism, is very tight with the Prez, and the Prez is very tight with them.

The fix is in.

Change is coming.

Monday, May 03, 2010

DeVore sounds good – and believable | devore, government, health - Opinion - The Orange County Register

DeVore sounds good – and believable devore, government, health - Opinion - The Orange County Register

Assemblyman Chuck DeVore of Irvine, candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, met last week with the Register Editorial Board. As with his opponents – Carly Fiorina and Tom Campbell – we found much to like. Indeed, his positions on taxes, the proper limited role of small government, free enterprise and health care closely coincide with the freedom-cherishing positions the Register has held for years.

Given those ideological pluses, we found another of Mr. DeVore's traits most compelling: His consistency and potential for predictability. He remains faithful to the positions he has held since 2004 when first elected to the state Assembly. We believe it's likely he will remain true to those principles, despite shifting winds of circumstance and political faddism. In short, we find Mr. DeVore transparently reliable.

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Friday, April 30, 2010

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oppose Statehood for Puerto Rico (HR 2499) | Before It's News

Oppose Statehood for Puerto Rico (HR 2499) Before It's News

HR 2499 would actually force a yes-or-no vote by Puerto Ricans on whether Puerto Rico should maintain the “current political status” of the island. This sounds innocent enough until the second part of the legislation comes into play; a second vote would have to be administered, this one giving Puerto Ricans no option but statehood or full independence if the majority expresses dissatisfaction with the current political status. Even if there is no dissatisfaction and the “current political status” is favored, every eight years henceforth from the passage of HR 2499 Puerto Rico is forced to conduct another plebiscite on the matter at their own expense.

There are several problems that must first be exposed and debated before such a move should be made. The first is that of creating a bilingual country with the addition of an almost completely Spanish-speaking state. Then there is the problem of reassigning some seats in the U.S. House of Representatives by handing at least six or seven over to Puerto Rico, depriving six or seven existing states of one representative each because of the congressionally-mandated 435 seat cap. This type of political maneuvering seems very partisan because the seats in the Senate and the House would likely be Democratic ones, and the electoral votes awarded Puerto Rico might outnumber those of 22 current states.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a quote from Thomas Paine

“Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.”

Whose country is this?

Whose country is this?

Arizona acted because the U.S. government has abdicated its constitutional duty to protect the states from invasion and refuses to enforce America's immigration laws.

"We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act," said Gov. Jan Brewer. "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created an unacceptable situation."

We have a crisis in Arizona because we have a failed state in Washington. What is the response of Barack Obama, who took an oath to see to it that federal laws are faithfully executed?

He is siding with the law-breakers. He is pandering to the ethnic lobbies. He is not berating a Mexican regime that aids and abets this invasion of the country of which he is commander in chief. Instead, he attacks the government of Arizona for trying to fill a gaping hole in law enforcement left by his own dereliction of duty.