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June 28, 2014
I am on the OFA mailing list. I get their emails and most solicit a contribution. I have never contributed. But that is not what this email is about.
If you read this email you will find it is blaming Boehner for gridlock. Boehner is not doing anything in the House. Well, excuse me.
Maybe Obama should talk with Harry Reid and ask him how many House bills sent Senate he is sitting on and will not bring to the floor for a vote.
Of course Obama agrees with Reid and Reid probably tells Obama how many bills he will not allow to the floor of the Senate.
Contrary to the tone of this email, the House has sent to the Senate many bills and Reid just sits on them. The pile is getting quite high.
Check out the article at the end of this email.
Organizing for Action
Me-- (I made all reference to my name, as Me)
This week, our Speaker of the House, John Boehner, announced he's planning to sue President Obama over the executive actions he's taken as president.
Yes, you read that right.
Well, here's what President Obama had to say about it:
"What I've told Speaker Boehner directly is, 'If you're really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don't you try getting something done through Congress?'"
That's what we like to call a mic drop, Me.
OFA is going to be repeating that message over and over -- Americans are frustrated that Congress refuses to do their jobs, because of people like John Boehner. We're holding him accountable, and putting his inaction on the issues into focus.
I'm asking you to be part of this work -- make a donation of $5 or more today:
Thanks -- and let's go,
Jon CarsonExecutive DirectorOrganizing for Action
April 26, 2013
Congress tries to extract itself from Obamacare suicide pact. Hilarity ensues.
Written by David Freddoso. April 25, 2013
Politico's story today on members of Congress desperately trying to exempt themselves and staff from Obamacare is great. But if you missed the earlier piece on the topic, you might think it too focused on the delicate process as members and staff attempt to extract themselves from the suicide pact that is Obamacare. It's equally important to understand the reasons they're trying to get out of it.
In brief, this story demonstrates why Obamacare's insurance exchanges are a lousy deal for most Americans - particularly those who had insurance through an employer before the law passed.
Back when Obamacare was still just someone's bad idea, employers were providing better insurance at lower prices than what Obamacare is going to provide. Now that Obamacare is out there and (in theory anyway) prepared next year to catch the debris that falls out of the employer insurance market, thousands of companies are just going to start dumping people's health insurance. This is where the whole "if you like your health plan you can keep it" business falls apart. The average family plan costs employers something like $15,000 per year, whereas the penalty for a large company not providing insurance for employees is about $3,000 per worker. Do the math.
This isn't just about greedy corporations, either - Washington State is considering doing this to its employees, and don't be surprised if a lot of state and municipal governments follow suit.
Congress actually bound itself, by law, to dump its employees' health plans and force them into the exchanges. It was something Republicans (I think rightly) insisted on as a condition of imposing Obamacare on the rest of America, and Democrats went along.
But it means that staffers on the Hill - many of them new hires within the last year or two, and making pretty low wages for D.C. - will be the first to feel the pain that their immediate predecessors decided to inflict on millions of others. Unfortunately, the people who actually inflicted the pain by drafting and passing Obamacare are former Democratic staffers and members who have since gone on to high six-figure jobs lobbying and (ahem) "consulting" for the drug, health care and insurance industries. (Why, someone has to help companies comply with the law they wrote!)
It's hard to decide who gets the award for best quote in this Politico piece, but I think it's Richard Burr::
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said if OPM decides that the federal government doesn't pick up "the 75 percent that they have been, then put yourself in the position of a lot of entry-level staff people who make $25,000 a year, and all of a sudden, they have a $7,000 a year health care tab? That would be devastating…It would drastically change whether kids would have the ability to come up here out of college."
Yet Burr, a vocal Obamacare opponent, is also flat-out opposed to exempting Congress from the exchange provision.
"I have no problems with Congress being under the same guidelines," Burr said. "I think if this is going to be a disaster - which I think it's going to be - we ought to enjoy it together with our constituents."
Speaker Boehner has engaged Democrats in these talks about avoiding this disaster, probably out of concern for the kids who work for him. But he has to be smiling on the inside about the political result, because there's no way for him to lose. If the talks fail, then all the sob stories about congressional staff and complaints about a "brain drain" on Capitol Hill become an automatic indictment of Obamacare. If the talks succeed, and Congress does exempt itself, the potential blowback for Democrats in 2014 is limitless.
Source: Conservative Intelligence Briefing
April 12. 2013
More Obama sequestration madness
Posted by Judson Phillips on April 12, 2013 at 12:41pm in Tea Party Nation Forum
In Obama's America the Air Force cannot fly because of "budget cuts." Neither can the Navy nor Marines. In Obama's America the Navy can't sail because of "budget cuts." In Obama's America, thousands of cancer patients on Medicare are turned away because of "budget cuts."
Yet there is one place where Obama is spending money and it will shock you. When you find out where this money is going, you will be outraged.
Where is this money going?
It is going to fund the United Nations. Not only is the Obama Regime paying to fund the UN, it is upping America's payment. In an era when our defense is being gutted and budget cuts have closed the White House, put cancer patients in danger of dying, Obama wants to increase what we are paying the United Nations.
From Fox News:
Even as the mandated sequester bites into U.S. federal spending -- and newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry boasts that he is cutting his budget by 6 percent -- the State Department is planning to boost spending on the United Nations in 2014 by more than 4 percent to at least $3.6 billion.
That is likely to be far from the final tally of Obama Administration support, as hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. development, health and other funds are usually channeled through U.N. agencies and institutions -- with the U.N. agencies taking administrative fees as part of the deal. The most recent tally on the website of the White House Management and Budget website, for example, lists support for the U.N. at $7.7 billion -- in 2010.
The United Nations could accurately be called, the "Hate America First Club." It squanders money by the billions.
While Obama is gutting our defense, he thinks it is great to give money to savages who hate America and who if they had their way, would destroy the freedom and liberty we live under.
If you don't have your Senators and Congressman on speed dial you should. This is something else we need to tell them about.
There is no way we should be paying a dime to the UN while our military is being cut. There is no way we should pay a penny to the UN while American cancer patients are being turned away because Medicare will not pay for their coverage.
This is an outrage.
April 10. 2013
The flexibility of Barack Obama
Posted by Judson Phillips on April 10, 2013 at 7:26am in Tea Party Nation Forum
Does anyone remember Barack Obama's great promise of the campaign of 2012? He did not make a promise to America nor to Americans. He did not make a promise to fellow politicians.
Unlike so many of his promises, he is keeping this one.
His promise was to Vladimir Putin of Russia.
What is Obama doing to keep his promise to Putin?
Everyone remembers the hot mike incident in 2012 when Barack Obama pleaded with Russian President Dmitri Medvedyev to give him time until the election. After the election, he promised Vladimir Putin, through Medvedyev, he would be more "flexible."
Now we have seen this flexibility.
Barack Obama is going to spend almost $700 million dollars of taxpayer money to buy Russian helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.
But wait. Just like those TV commercials, this gets better.
When Congress passed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, it had an interesting provision. Congress included, as a part of that law a prohibition on the United States buying helicopters from Rosoboronexport, the Russian manufacturer of the Mi-17 helicopter.
Unfortunately as always happens, when such laws are passed, Congress always gives the Regime an escape hatch. The law stated that Obama could buy from Rosoboronexport if the Secretary of Defense certified it was in the interest of National Security.
And of course, the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, a man committed to destroying the US military immediately signed off on that certification.
Where do we even start with this one?
Congress is outraged over this with Senators and Representatives from both parties writing letters about this. Of course, this is Congress' fault for allowing a law to be written with such an escape hatch.
More importantly, Americans need to be asking just what the hell the Obama Regime is doing.
Why are we spending $700 million dollars with a Russian arms manufacturer? Why are we even giving the Afghans these helicopters?
If we are going to give them helicopters, which we really shouldn't, then why not give them American made helicopters and put Americans to work?
Even if we are going to give the Afghans Russian helicopters, the ones we are giving them are an old Cold War design. There are hundreds of used MI-17 helicopters floating around the world. Why are we paying to give the Afghans brand new helicopters?
In the era of the Sequester, isn't there something better we can do with $700 million? American Medicare cancer patients are being turned away from hospitals and are being denied life saving treatment because of budget cuts. The American military is being gutted to the point of ineffectiveness because of budget cuts.
Or consider this. The United States Air Force is grounding 17 squadrons because of $591 million dollars in budget cuts. Our Air Force is not able to do its mission because it lacks the money to fly but we have the money to give Afghanistan $700 million dollars in Russian helicopters.
And this is where Barack Obama thinks we should spend our money?
December 16, 2012
Why Obama Should Not Be Allowed to Take the Oath of Office Again
Posted by Alan Caruba on December 15, 2012 at 8:24pm in Tea Party Nation Forum
If anyone had read any of the many books that have examined President Obama's life and his many questionable qualifications for office, including a Social Security number that appears to have been purloined from someone else, he should not be allowed to take the oath of office for a second time.
Here are just some of the books I have received and read over the first four years of his disastrous first term:
The Obama Nation by Jerome Corsi
Where's the Birth Certificate? By Jerome Corsi
Deconstructing Obama by Jack Cashill
The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution And Build an Imperial Presidency by Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski
The Post-American Presidency by Pamela Geller with Robert Spencer
The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama's War on American values by Brad O'Leary
The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama by Paul Kengor
An American Obsession: Race and Conflict in the Age of Obama by Seth A. Forman
If only one half or one quarter of the facts cited in these books were true, Obama has no legal right to be President and is committed to an ideology that seeks to undermine capitalism. He is set to take the oath of office a second time.
Few of these books received any of the attention they deserve in the mainstream media and all of the authors are at risk of being whisked off to jail as enemies of the state if the Bill of Rights continues to be eroded and ignored by the Obama administration.
To those who deride the "birthers" who have raised issues about his eligibility, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch notes that "Even if born in America, Obama does not quality as a 'natural born citizen' under our Constitution, since he was not, as also required under our law to be president, sired by two American born parents. Only his mother was an American at the time of birth."
Historians will look back at his first term and wonder how 51% of the voters reelected Obama when he added $6 trillion to the national debt (more than all Presidents who preceded him combined.) They will wonder how he got reelected in a nation with more than 26 million unemployed and 47 million on food stamps and other "safety net" programs including 99 weeks of unemployment checks.
They will wonder how his opponent promised to repeal Obamacare was defeated when many states have refused to set up the "exchanges" the law requires be created. Health insurance premiums will increase 25% to 30% on January 1, 2013. At the same time employers of more than 50 people will put most of them in a part-time status to avoid the increase to the cost of doing business, guaranteeing less work and less pay.
I recently received an email from Dr. Orly Taitz, an attorney who has filed many law suits alleging that Obama used "forged IDs, forged short form birth certificate, forged long form birth certificate, forged Selected Service certificate and fraudulently obtained Connecticut Social Security number, which Obama is using in his tax returns and which was never assigned to him according to e-verify."
Any one of these charges should have been sufficient to keep Obama from taking his first oath of office and should foreclose any opportunity for a second one. If true, they nullify the forthcoming Electoral College decision regarding his right to be declared the winner of the 2012 elections.
This goes way beyond stuffing ballot boxes to steal an election. It is fraud that nullifies the Constitutional requirements--the laws-- governing who may hold the highest office in the land.
We must also ask why there has been the failure or refusal of many elements of the nation's judicial system to respond to the law suits, often declaring that the parties filing them have "no standing" before the courts to allege that Obama has defrauded Americans in order to be elected. Dr. Taitz's release noted that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is set to rule on one such case just six days before the Electoral College meets.
We are taught in schools that America is a "nation of laws, not of men," but this attack on our laws, aided and abetted by the Democratic Party that nominated Obama, is the most severe attack on the Constitution in modern times.
If Barack Hussein Obama is permitted to take the oath of office in the face of the documentation offered in the books cited above and the clear language of the U.S. Constitution, it will mark the end of the efficacy of law in America.
© Alan Caruba, 2012
October 12, 2012
Will This Be The End Of The United States?
Posted by Jane Galt on October 12, 2012 at 1:16pm
Our little two person home-based business has gotten even worse since July. It's down about 75% now, since Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress were inflicted on this nation in 2008. I'm not even sure how much longer we can keep paying the bills if this continues, and we're not alone. It appears that everyone is just hanging in there now and holding their breath, as grocery and gas prices skyrocket and every family has lost about $4400 a year in purchasing power because of the inflation being caused by the Federal Reserve.
We went to a small feed supply store yesterday, here in the Denver area. They've been in business for many decades. We were the only ones in there. We were talking to the owner about how our business has been down so much since 2009, and I said that if Obama wins, I don't think we'll even have a country anymore. He replied that if Obama wins, they won't be in business anymore, they're sure of that.
And there was a segment on the news today, that companies are preparing to have to lay off massive numbers of people if Obama wins, because of all the oppressive new regulatory burdens and "Obama Care" that this country will remain oppressed with. They need it repealed, to even be able to keep their current employees. One company said they'll have to go from about 14,000 employees to about 7000 employees if he wins. The company that owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden is preparing to have to cut employee hours from 40 hours a week, to 30 if he wins.
Those of us who have been following these things already, know that Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry, for example, and has been working diligently on that promise. He couldn't do it by getting the Congress to pass laws, so he did it with the EPA instead, and has now shut down 100 coal-fired electric generating plants out of 500, or 20% of them. He's also used EPA regulations to force the shutdown of coal mines. Being coal provides over 50% of our electricity, that's 10% of our electricity generation he's managed to shut down, and that's just so far.
This whole scenario is like something right out of the Ayn Rand novel "Atlas Shrugged", Part 2 of which just came out in the theaters. When government becomes so big that it becomes all-consuming.
A government big enough to give you everything you need is a government big enough to take away everything you have. If it becomes so big that everyone must work for it, who pays them? The best example of that is North Korea, where the only industry is building and exporting arms, and they're on the verge of starvation, constantly having to threaten the world unless they get handouts of food and oil. Is that Obama's vision for this country?
The big threat we face, is something called "America In Name Only". Yeah, it will still be called the United States, but it won't be our America anymore. More like the USSA, the Unionized Socialist States of America.
The socialists have progressively taken over the Democratic Party since the "Progressive" ( Progressive Socialist ) era began around 1913 ( coincidentally when the collectivist style central bank we call the Federal Reserve was formed ), and Obama is the culminating result of that, the end game.
They want us to be more like socialist Europe, a "Socialist Utopia" where government promises people everything they need.
But Europe is about to collapse.
The Federal Reserve has been pouring money into it, to try to save it, at least until after our elections. But they don't even know if they can prop it up until then, to let Obama have a chance to win!
So four more years of Obama won't just be more of the same, it will be a death spiral for this nation, an America circling the drain - the end of the United States as we know it!
I know I'm "preachin' to the choir" here, people, so it's extremely important that we all go beyond this forum now and get out there and convince large portions of the population to vote out Obama and the Democrat-Socialists this election. Send them home! Explain the reasoning above, to them.
Tell them that this isn't just about 4 more years of the same thing that we have now, it will get far, far worse if this continues and it could not only lead to the complete collapse of our economy and the complete loss of our nation, but to World War III, because this administration is not only working to collapse and globalize the United States, but it's taking us down in the world too, and leaving a power vacuum that the Muslim Brotherhood, with their plans for a global Caliphate, is extremely eager to step in and fill. It's already happening in the Europe which Obama admires so much, as large populations of Islamists are taking over and demanding that Sharia ( Islamic ) Law replace the laws of those nations. Even Scandinavia is now threatened.
And for those of your friends, families or neighbors who might be such indoctrinated products of the government schools, that they reply something to the effect of, "So what's wrong with globalism"?, explain it to them this way:
If an individual makes bad decisions and goes broke, it's a shame, but at least the rest of the nation survives and might be there to help them.
If a nation makes bad decisions and goes broke, it's a tragedy, but at least the rest of the world survives and might be there to help them.
But if the whole world globalizes and collectively makes bad decisions and goes broke, almost no one may survive or be there to help anyone.
This election is that important. The United States can either be on the road to real recovery ( not just doctored statistical lies ) when the rest of the globalist socialist world collapses, and be in a position where we might at least be able to still offer them the essential philosophy that can save them, or we will be in the same sinking ship with them.
The choice is up to all of us now, so please print this article out and take it with you if it helps, and get the word out there, and soon. We're at the crossroads, and the choices that the voters of this country make soon, will either lead to recover or calamity. We've got to convince them to take the path that leads to recovery!
August 7, 2012
It is has been a few weeks since I posted anything here. I have been extremely busy with other things. I have been really sad and upset with the apparent agenda of Obama and his administration.
I remember, I am sure you do too, when Obama stated that his administration would be the most open and transparent in history. Has anyone seen any evidence of this? I have not. In fact, he has been as opposite to this statement as he can get.
Obama minions are calling on Romney to release tax returns for at least 10 years. This is to prove, according to Harry Reid, that he has paid them. "What is he hiding", they say. I say, would not the IRS be on Romney's case like stink on (expletive)? Would it not be an easy check for the IRS to prove or disprove whether Romney paid his taxes for the last 10 years?
Romney, when anybody in the Obama administration or campaign wants you to show them something, say "I'll show you mine if you show me yours".
This has nothing to do with whether Romney paid his taxes. It has everything to do with planting seeds of doubt and search his tax returns for methods he used to avoid paying more taxes than is required. I am sure some of the methods may be considered on the edge of dishonest.
They, the minions, say that by releasing these tax returns will put to rest his hiding his taxes. I think not.
The following is a post by Judson Phillips which addresses an article posted by Wayne Allyn Root.
The weapon that wins
Posted by Judson Phillips on August 7, 2012 at 8:12am in Tea Party Nation Forum
As we go into the 2012 election, there is a weapon that we have that can win this election for America. Winning the election means we get Barack Obama out of the White House. It is so powerful; it could do immeasurable damage to the Party of Treason.
What is it and how do we use it?
One of the amazing things about this movement is some of the incredible people you meet. One of the most amazing people I have met is my good friend Wayne Allen Root in Las Vegas.
Wayne is a professional Vegas odds maker and has led an unbelievable life. He was also allegedly a classmate of Barack Obama at Columbia University. I say allegedly because we know Wayne went to Columbia. We cannot say the same for Barack Obama.
Wayne was not only at Columbia during the same time Barack Obama allegedly was, but he, like Obama, was a political science major. Wayne says he knew almost every one in the Political Science Department when he was at Columbia.
He did not know Barack Obama.
He has talked to friends who were at Columbia while he was. None of them knew or even remember Barack Obama. Wayne says there is a huge scandal there and it could bring down Obama's Presidency.
While Wayne is not the first one to suggest anything like this, he perhaps has a better pedigree than almost anyone else.
Not only is Obama not remembered by people at Columbia, he refuses to release his college records from Columbia, or Occidental college where he went prior. Heck, he won't even release his records from Harvard, though people do remember him at that particular school.
One of the great mysteries that the drive-by media will not look at is how Obama, who admits he was a poor student, went from Occidental, to Ivy League Columbia and then to the top of the list at Harvard.
Wayne offers a theory.
He says Obama was admitted to Occidental and to Columbia as a foreign exchange student. The story that Obama went to Occidental on a foreign exchange program is not new to Wayne. This story has been floating around for four years now.
If Obama got into these schools as a foreign exchange student, it would explain how he got into schools he could not otherwise academically qualify for and how he was able to pay for them.
Let's assume for a moment Wayne is right. Let's say Obama applied to these schools as a foreign exchange student. One does not simply fill out an application, say I am a foreign student and leave it at that. There must be some evidence that the person is a foreign student.
We know from Barack Obama's biographies that his mother eventually remarried an Indonesian man who adopted Obama and that Obama was raised in Indonesia. If this foreign national adopted Obama, he may well have lost his citizenship as a result of this.
Is there some documentation on those college records that shows Barack Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, is actually a citizen of Indonesia?
Most establishment Republicans will not touch the eligibility issue. Many derisively called it the "birther" issue. This is not about where Barack Obama was born. This is whether or not he is a citizen and this is based on facts we already know.
Obama and his team have gone on the offensive. Why try to explain their refusal to release records when they can go after Romney for his refusal to release his tax returns.
Why Romney and the Republican establishment will not hit back on this issue is simply beyond me.
What happens if those records come out and there is evidence that Barack Obama claimed to be Indonesian in college or lets say there is documentary evidence that he is in fact a citizen of Indonesia?
Obama would be ineligible to be President. Everything he did as President would be void. It would not just be voidable it would be void.
In many ways, that would create a huge mess to clean up but it would give the Republicans so many opportunities.
Obamacare? That would be gone. The President never signed it into law. Two Supreme Court Justices? Gone. Hundreds of other federal judges? Gone.
How do we push this issue that the Republicans won't touch and the drive by media is doing their best to ignore?
It is simple. We use conservative media as well as social media to get the word out. We can.
This is how Chick-fil-A appreciation day started. It began on Mike Huckabee's show and spread through the blogosphere.
We need to do the same thing. Every time the media and the left ask about Romney releasing his records, we need to hit back on Obama's college records. We can use the same standard the left does. He is guilty until proven innocent.
Therefore, Obama is not an American citizen until he proves that he did not go to college on a foreign exchange scholarship.
We can win this. We can undo the damage that Barack Obama has done to this nation.
Who wants to win?
June 14, 2012
Not just another day
Posted by Judson Phillips on June 14, 2012 at 6:56am in Tea Party Nation Forum
Today is a summer day in June. Millions of Americans, who still have jobs, will be going to work. Thanks to the Great Obama Depression, millions more will be looking for work. Some Americans will be taking vacations, though there are not as many of those as there were a few years ago.
For some Americans, today is a special day.
What is so special about today and what does it mean for us?
Today is one of the more obscure national holidays that we have in America. Banks and government offices are not closed, though perhaps they should be and we should ditch one of the other holidays in favor if this day.
Today is Flag Day.
On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our flag.
Our flag is as close to a holy relic as you will find in our society. Real Americans revere our flag. It has stood as not only our national symbol for 235 years but it stands for something else. As Lee Greenwood sang in his iconic song God Bless The USA (I'm proud to be an American.), "That flag still stands for freedom and you can't take that away."
The flag that flew at Ft. McHenry that inspired Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner is lovingly preserved at the Smithsonian.
This flag has flown from the darkest days of the War of Independence to the final surrender at Yorktown. It flew in Philadelphia as the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention gave us the Republic that Mr. Franklin warned us would only be ours if we can keep it.
That flag flew at the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. It flew at Gettysburg and Chickamauga. It flew above the Courthouse at Appomattox as Americans laid down their arms and no longer fought each other.
That flag flew above the stricken USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor and at Wake Island and Corregidor during the darkest days of World War II. It led the way as our fathers and grandfathers liberated millions. For many who were in America in 1945, the iconic image of the flag being raised at Iwo Jima finally convinced millions that the war would end in victory.
The flag has united America through all of the years. On 9/11, the most enduring image is of the firemen raising the American flag above the rubble of the World Trade Center, announcing to the world America would never surrender.
That flag also does one solemn job as well, covering the caskets of fallen American heroes.
Today that flag remains the symbol of freedom and liberty around the world.
Americans revere the flag. Liberals do not. Liberals do not understand our love of the flag. Michelle Obama was mystified at the 9/11 ten year memorial ceremony, when the flag was brought in with great pomp and honor, she turned to Barack Obama and mouthed the words, "All of this for a flag?"
Liberals like her do not get it. Liberals think the flag should be burned. Liberals do not like liberty or freedom. Perhaps that is why they hold the flag in such contempt.
Today is the day America honors the symbol of our nation.
American flags are ubiquitous. We display them proudly. They are flown at homes, businesses, government buildings and churches. Sometimes we display them so much they become background. Many times that flag will be flying and we will simply not notice it.
Today, notice it.
Today is the day we remember and honor the flag. As you go by businesses and government buildings that fly the flag, take a moment. Look up at that beautiful red, white and blue gently flying in the breeze. Take a moment to remember what it stands for and give thanks.
And perhaps you should take a moment to remember the line from one of the greatest songs about America ever written.
"That flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away."
May 31, 2012
Our freedoms and liberties are being eroded on almost a daily basis. This is another example of the nanny state and it is not a good thing.
It is time to move the Statue of Liberty
Posted by Judson Phillips on May 31, 2012 at 7:12am in Tea Party Nation Forum
We really need to move the Statue of Liberty out of New York City. It is time for the symbol of freedom to be moved to a more appropriate place. It is time to figure out how to get it out of New York and moved some place else.
Because freedom is pretty much dead in New York City.
King Michael the First has decided that New Yorkers are too fat. So he is going to ban large sugary drinks.
New York City is pretty much a disaster and this is what he is worried about?
Let's ignore the epic fail of liberalism in the Big Apple for a moment and just stick with the basics. The basics here are freedom!
If I want to drink sugary drinks, knowing what the consequences are, that is my decision. If I want to be fat, that is my decision. If I want to do the work it takes to be thin and in shape, again that is my decision. I do not need the nanny state or King Michael telling me what to do.
King Michael and the nanny state socialists are doing this because it is for our own good. Aren't those the words tyrants use every time? We are taking your liberty and your freedom because it is for your own good.
At a press conference, King Michael's words could have been taken from any number of tyrants of the past. He said, "I think that's what the public wants the mayor to do."
I suspect most New Yorkers if asked want a lot of things and banning soft drinks isn't on the list.
I bet if King Michael asked, I bet the average New Yorker would tell King Michael he wants his taxes reduced.
I bet if King Michael asked, most New Yorkers would like to have something done about the out of control crime. I bet a fair number of them would like King Michael to quit making war on their second amendment rights.
I bet there are a whole lot of things New Yorkers would rather King Michael be doing other than telling New Yorkers what they can or cannot drink.
While sugary drinks are a small issue, remember the people such as King Michael who are pushing this are the same people that also want to repeal parts of the Constitution as well. If King Michael had his way, none of us would be allowed to own firearms to defend ourselves. Ask Britain how well that has worked out for them. If King Michael had his way, there would be prohibitions on hate speech. Of course for the left, hate speech is defined as anything a conservative says.
Liberty continues to be eroded in this nation and unfortunately too many people sit on the sidelines and watch it sail away. Back when many of us were children, this was a free nation. Some parts of it still are. Unfortunately, New York City is no longer a part of the land of the free.
It's time to find a new home for the Statute of Liberty. Freedom is dying rapidly in New York City.
May 28, 2012
A very important speech and very scary. A must read.
Geert Wilders, chairman Party for Freedom, the Netherlands.
Speech at the Four Seasons, New York, September 25, 2008
Wisdom and Courage
I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe.
May 27, 2012Double standards.
Posted by Judson Phillips on May 27, 2012 at 7:48am in Tea Party Nation Forum
If you are a conservative, you are used to being on the receiving end of double standards. While we are used to the fact that even minor issues for conservatives become major news stories and major issues for liberals are buried down the memory hole, the question is why do we as conservatives tolerate this?
The double standards abound and it is time for conservatives to start calling the left on those.
Why, for example, is it okay to go after Mitt Romney's religion but it is not okay to go after Jeremiah Wright? We are already hearing the stories about the "dark side of Mormonism."
The LDS church has its issues. Until 1978, blacks could not be priests in the church. They claim a revelation changed their opinion, as did a previous revelation about plural marriage. Those are issues in the past.
Ed Klein, in his book The Amateur, says that prior to his marriage to Michelle Obama, Barack Obama's strongest adult relationship was with Jeremiah Wright.
Wright is a racist, a Marxist and an America hater. Obama's relationship to Wright was a close one up to four years ago. Obama sat in his church for twenty years listening to his rants.
If Romney's religion is fair game, why isn't Obama's?
The left has started targeting Ann Romney. Ann Romney stayed home and raised five children. Michelle Obama went to Harvard law, and then went to work for one of the big law firms in Chicago.
Yet four years later, her law license was suspended.
The story the Obama camp gives is that she left to work in the non-profit sector, where she did not need her law license so she gave it up. The Illinois Attorney Discipline Committee has her listed as "Court ordered inactive status."
This is as of 1993, when she had only been practicing for four years. Many lawyers grow tired of working for large law firms and explore options outside of the traditional practice of law. Yet 99% of them keep their licenses active.
Why? Because getting a law license is hard work. Most lawyers are very proud of what they have done. Few voluntarily give all of that up.
No explanation has ever been offered and her attorney discipline records have never been released. Oh, and did we mention the drive by media has shown no interest in this?
While the media goes after Romney and his wealth, amazingly enough they keep ignoring stories about the costs of the Obama vacations. Michelle Obama's infamous vacation to Spain in 2010 cost the taxpayers at least half a million dollars. It probably cost more but details involving Secret Service protection are classified and not made public.
When Mitt Romney goes on vacation, he pays for it himself. Back when George Bush went on vacation while he was President, he went to his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Michelle Obama manages to take amazing vacations on the taxpayer dime, including her famous Spain trip and an African safari.
If Ann Romney is fair game why isn't Michelle Obama?
Bain Capital managed to create jobs and wealth. Barack Obama has managed to destroy both. Yet the media will only talk about one of those.
If Mitt Romney's private sector experience is fair game, why isn't Obama's lack there of and why isn't his record as a radical leftist fair game?
This is the year we must call the media on its double standards. This is the year that we must force the end of the drive by media. We must push the conservative new media to the forefront.
This is the year we call the left on their double standards.
May 21, 2012
Posted by Judson Phillips on May 21, 2012 at 7:37am in Tea Party Nation Forum
It is time for a Tea Party Agenda. This is an agenda that we can point to and say if you elect Tea Party Congressmen and Senators, this is what we are going to work on.
This agenda is based on ideas from Tea Party activists across the nation. The idea behind the agenda is simple. We decided that the best course would be to pick out a small number of goals that everyone would agree on. We kept in mind that the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party does not control the leadership, so the parts of the Tea Party Agenda would have to have overwhelming support.
1. Passing a Federal Government Realignment and Closure Commission bill. This will create a commission similar to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that was created in the 90's to downsize the military. The Commission will be charged to go through all non-defense spending (Since BRAC has done this for the Defense Department). They will look for programs that are riddled with fraud and waste, are duplicates of other programs, programs that have failed or have simply outlived their usefulness. Once the Commission makes its recommendations for elimination, the recommendations would be presented to Congress for an up or down vote. No amendments would be permitted in this process so that no Congressman or Senator could protect a pet project. Once passed, the bill would go to the President for signature or veto.
2. No budget/No Pay. It is very simple. If Congress cannot pass a budget, they should not be paid. This is somewhat of a symbolic gesture, however every Senator and Congressman should be required to explain why they couldn't come up with a budget. It has been 1118 days since the Senate passed a budget. Almost every American household keeps a budget. Every business must keep a budget or it does not keep its doors open.
3. Commit to pass a massive drill here, drill now plan to open up America's vast energy resources so they can be used today. The specific goal will be to remove every obstacle that keeps America from being energy self-sufficient and to have the price of a gallon of gas be $1 on January 1, 2015. This will be a massive stimulus to the economy if we can do this.
4. Repeal the current income tax system and replace it with 9-9-9. 9-9-9 is not a perfect system but it is a viable idea. The current tax system is broken. It benefits accountants and tax lawyers and anyone with enough influence to buy a tax exemption from Congress. The tax code is so confusing, even the IRS does not understand it. We should simple make April 15th just another day on the calendar.
5. Require that every bill Congress considers be a stand-alone bill. That means every bill congress considers should cover only one topic. There should be no more 2700 page bills that no one wants to read or even has the time to read. This is a reform that will cost no money, could slow down Congress' spending habits and will stop them from saying they did not have a chance to read the bill or Pelosi from telling America, a bill must be passed to see what is in it.
This is a simple agenda that can be passed. That is the idea. This should be an agenda we can take to the American people and ask our Tea Party Senators, Congressmen and candidates to embrace.
May 19, 2012
Posted by Judson Phillips on May 19, 2012 at 9:22pm in Tea Party Nation Forum
This one has to be filed under the heading of unbelievable.
A man in Knoxville, Tennessee is the father of thirty children. Thirty children by eleven different women.
He holds a minimum wage job and has gone to court to ask the judge to give him some relief from his child support payments.
What happened here? How did it happen?
Okay, we can skip the obvious part about how it happened. But there is a much more serious issue here. In the last few years, a new word has entered the American lexicon. It is "Baby daddy."
Baby daddy refers to the biological father of a child who is not married to the mother and is often not involved in the child's life.
How could a guy have so many children?
It is simple. The government subsidizes ilegitimacy.
Fifty years ago, illegitimacy was fairly rare. There was the social stigma attached to it and there was also the financial issue. We did not have working mothers like we do today and if a woman became pregnant she knew her only alternative was to marry the father.
Likewise, for the men involved, if they got a girl pregnant they knew they were obligated to marry the woman. That alone kept some men on the straight and narrow.
Then came welfare.
Suddenly not only was illegitimacy not a problem, generous welfare packages made it attractive not to have a man in the house or in the picture. If the woman married the man, she would lose benefits. If she stayed single, she kept the benefits.
There is a very simple rule of economics that the left does not understand. If you subsidize anything, you get more of it. The left created the welfare state, which subsidized out of wedlock births and what did you get?
More out of wedlock births!
The women have the children. They are provided public housing, and medical coverage and food stamps and welfare payments. The men are hounded by state agencies to pay their child support and as many of them cannot and only hold down minimum wage jobs, they frequently end up in the debtor's prison for men who cannot pay their child support.
Those on the left like to screech about cold-hearted conservatives, who want to end welfare, toss welfare mothers and their children onto the streets. Yet these same Democrats are responsible for the utter devastation of segments of American society with their idiotic policies that have failed and failed completely.
Instead of owning up to their mistakes, all they do is vilify those who try to fix the problems.
Meanwhile, in Knoxville, Desmond Hatchett labors away at minimum wage, begging a judge to cut the child support he is required to pay for thirty children by eleven women. He does not care whether he has more kids by more women. He does not pay for them. One of the children gets $1.49 a month as his share of child support!
Hatchett does not worry about it and neither do the women he sleeps with. They do not have to worry because if they get pregnant the government will take care of them. Hatchett only complains because what little money he makes is being taken by the government. Perhaps he should have thought about that before he slept with all of those women.
For Desmond Hatchett, birth control really is being able to hit your target.
April 28, 2012
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
If Mitt wins the nomination, as seems very likely, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy.
For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I'd just ask you to keep four things in mind: Justice Scalia just turned 78, Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year, Justice Breyer will be 76 in August, and Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago.
We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at least one and maybe more new members of the Supreme Court -- in addition to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come. If you don't think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, I think you're smokin' something funky."
--columnist Andrew McCarthy
April 22, 2012
What's the difference?
Posted by Judson Phillips on April 19, 2012 at 8:05am in Tea Party Nation Forum
Traveling on the road today, I got to see some of the best and some of the worst of America, right on CNN.
Who is the best and who is the worst?
Allen West is the best and Soledad O'Brian is the worst.
O'Brien has a long and sordid record of really bad journalism and is one of the most biased, even on CNN.
Allen West was her guest and she had to ask him about his recent comment that there are 70 or 80 communists in the Congress.
O'Brien played the video and as West quickly pointed out, she did not play the full video to show his entire comments.
West's exact quote was, "there are 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party. They are called the Congressional Progressive Caucus."
West nailed it but O'Brien remains clueless.
She immediately started mocking West, a true American hero. She asked if Keith Ellison is a communist.
Hell yes, he is a communist.
There are a lot of the Democrats who are. They embrace an ideology that has killed somewhere a billion people in the last century. These people believe that our rights are only that which the government allows us to have. They believe that life is simply a gift that the government gives us. They believe our right to speak is allowed, only if the government agrees. They believe our right to petition the government does not exist.
They believe we are slaves to the government and do not have the right to protect ourselves. They believe the government has the right to enter every aspect of our lives.
The media, people like Soledad O'Brien will not call these progressives as they have rebranded themselves on their ideology, but we real Americans should.
These people support an ideology that has created more poverty, tyranny and suffering that any other in history. Let's look at the nations that the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus embrace. They love the old Soviet Union. This is the nation that invented the modern concentration camp. Tens of millions still lie in unmarked graves in the old Soviet Union. The same is true of China, the Communist nations of Asia. The same is true of Cuba and then there is the preeminent communist nation, North Korea.
North Korea has over 200,000 people in their gulags and is now working on not only nuclear weapons but missiles to deliver them as well.
Yet if you ask the 81 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, they are not the greatest threat in the world, America is. In their warped world view, the nation that has done more to help more people than any other nation in the history of the world.
The scary thought is that about 20% of the members of Congress are members of the Progressive Caucus.
What is even worse is that it is now hard to tell the difference between the Democrat Party and the Communist Party.
April 10, 2012
Random Thoughts Thomas Sowell
It is time to get behind an idea
Posted by Judson Phillips on April 10, 2012 at 3:54pm in Tea Party Nation Forum
Rick Santorum dropped out of the Presidential race today. His campaign story could only be described as being unlikely at best, having been at the end of the pack for most of the run up to Iowa.
His exit effectively makes Romney the nominee. My Newt friends have been blowing out my email box in the last couple of hours saying Newt still has a chance.
I wish that Newt did still have a chance. He does not and honestly I expect in the not too distant future we will see Newt suspend his campaign as well. Newt simply does not have the resources to compete with Romney.
But the question becomes do we conservatives get behind Romney?
No, we do not get behind Romney.
We get behind an idea.
Freedom and liberty are ideas. They inspire men to do great things. They inspire men and women to make great sacrifices to obtain their God-given, inalienable rights.
We conservatives have been looking for our next Ronald Reagan. However, Ronald Reagan did not launch the conservative revolution. His ideas launched the Reagan revolution. The Tea Party movement began in 2009 without a leader. The Tea Party movement began from a common idea.
Our idea is better than the ideas of the left. Our ideas of conservatism and small government are better than the left's ideas of statism and socialism.
None of those ideas belong to a single individual. None of our candidates this time around was named conservative. They were named Gingrich, Cain, Perry and Bachmann.
Conservatism and liberty cannot be stopped.
Just because none of the conservative candidates won, we have not lost.
We need an idea to advance the cause of liberty and to attack the bastions of big government.
9-9-9 is such an idea.
Our tax and spending policies are a disaster. They are broken. Big taxation and big government only work for those who are getting the benefits of big government. For the rest of us, for real Americans, they do not work.
9-9-9 is not a perfect plan.
Guess what? Our standard is not perfection. Anything that helps us advance the cause of shrinking a massively bloated and corrupt Federal Government is a good thing.
We the people led the GOP to victory in 2010. We can lead again.
It is not the candidate that matters. It is the idea of conservatism.
Tea Party activists are going to Washington this Monday and Tuesday because our ideas are important. We know ideas will lead.
There is an old bumper sticker that says, "If the people will lead, the leaders will follow."
Forget Romney. He is not important. Our ideas are. We must get behind our ideas and push forward. Romney will get behind us.
Let's lead with the ideas of freedom and liberty that made America great.
April 3, 2012
Well Face It, We All Knew This Was Coming Sooner Or Later.
Posted by John Wiseman on April 3, 2012 at 11:52am on Tea Party Nation Forum
When I was a school aged child in the sleepy little mountain community of Wheeling, West Virginia, (West by God Virginia as the natives call it,) we had in our fifth grade class a genuine honest to God bully. The bully liked commanding other children, and he liked those around him to be afraid. Nature however, played a cruel joke on the bully. During my seventh grade year, I grew five inches and gained forty pounds, none of it fat. I was not the only kid to grow in this manner. Many in our class did so. Jimmy we'll call him did not, and he was one of the few. Not being too bright, Jimmy continued to act like the bully he was, and failed to notice that his once formidable size advantage had disappeared. Most were now his size. One day, Jimmy decided to announce, mostly to me, that he hated all Jews. I took exception, and for the first time, Jimmy received the royal ass kicking he so richly deserved. Not being anywhere near the toughest thing on the block, others took note, and Jimmy's beatings at the hands of his former victims became a regular ritual during any type of down time the middle school afforded us.
What occurred next was a sad display of a failed bully striking out regularly at anyone and anything in order to regain what he felt was his rightful place as the bully of the playground. When thinking back on Jimmy, pathetic is the word that comes to mind. A sad little creature, who never learned to develop any other skills than bullying. He never learned the lessons of searching in the mirror for the answers as to why his life had turned into a torrent of humiliation and smack downs. By the ninth grade of course, I, along with most of my class mates, were much taller, heavier, and stronger than Jimmy, whom nature decided to keep from growing in the slightest. He kept his bullying attitude though, and rather than beatings, he received jeers and derision from the rest of us. He was no longer worth the candle so to speak. One day, towards the end of the year, Jimmy looked at me with real tears in his eyes and proclaimed that his life those previous two years would have been sweet, were it not for those evil Jews. I guess that since I, a person of the Jewish faith, having been the first to get truly tired of Jimmy's baloney, and exposed him as nothing more than a bully, he decided that my entire religion should bear the brunt of his rage. Jimmy felt as though all of his troubles started not in the mirror, but with Abraham circumcising his first son on Mt. Moreh some 4450 years ago.
When I look at the current President of the United States today, I see something eerily familiar in his stump speeches. When he levels blame upon everyone else in the universe for the failure his policies have met with, I see that pathetic little boy flailing about the playground looking for anything weaker than himself to beat up on in order to regain his lost crown as the world's toughest bully. During every one of his speeches, he has been able to tell us all quite eloquently, what classes of Americans the rest of us should hate. We should hate rich people. We should hate bankers. We should hate oil company executives. Most of all though, when all else fails, blame the Jews!
The Obama administration is blaming Israel for the recent rise in global crude oil prices, according to a Sunday report in The World Tribune. The rise in fuel prices is deemed as harming the U.S. economy and has also hurt Obama in the polls as he seeks re-election in November.
While we all sit here and ponder the fact that the true antisemitism in our world today resides firmly on the political left, don't misunderstand the meaning that I place on the concept of pathetic. Great harm has been done to the world by pathetic dictators who were little more emotionally speaking than bullies flailing about on the playground looking for others to bully. Napoleon, Kim Jong Il, Idi Amin Dada, Hitler, all fit into this category. We Jews have always been a target, not because we pose an actual threat to anyone, but because we are a big enough group to notice and not so big that we can combat the stupidity. Being a half of a percent of the worlds population, there literally is no way in which we can compete with the white noise so thoughtfully invented by Joseph Goebbels.
I will admit however, that I never believed that post WWII, we would have elected a man as President who would have willingly joined that illustrious list of pathetic evil. It also shows me something else, and this actually gives me a little hope. Blaming the Jews for everything is usually the last resort of desperation. If it has come to this, his internal polling numbers are no where near as rosy for him as the endless stream of CNN, Time, Reuters, or PPP polls are showing this moment. We are seeing the last gasps of a little boy who once was the most feared kid on the playground. Swiping desperately at the only child left whom has not been in a fight with him yet. He has picked every other class in America to beat up upon, and while he was tough once, he is no more.
March 29, 2012
Larry Elder has an interesting perspective on the Trayvon Martin case.Jesse: Trayvon Proves 'Blacks Are Under Attack'
March 22, 2012
Is requiring an ID to vote a bad thing?
Many don't believe it is a bad thing and I am one of them. I do not see any down side to requiring everyone that wants to participate in the voting process of this great country have an ID.
According to linfoplease.com, turnout of voting age population was 56.8% in 2008 and 37.8% in 2010. Participation is always less in midterms. These numbers are pathetic. Apparently there are nearly 50% that choose not to participate at all in the voting process.
So, I would assume that those who want to take part in who they want to represent them in our government are patriots. And, if that is the case, then I would also assume they would do whatever it would take to involve them in the process.
Those that are opposed to requiring an ID claim that many that do want to vote cannot obtain an ID in a reasonable, inexpensive or non imposing way. And this disenfranchises those who want to vote, but do not have the proper ID. Many state and local government agencies will go out of their way to help anyone obtain a valid ID. And more often than not, will wave any fees that might be required.
I may be going out on a limb here. My guess is those who do not want to require everyone that votes prove who they are with a picture ID are ok with cheating, may even contribute to it. Prove me wrong.
Ken Blackwell has more to say on this issue: Voter-ID Laws Protect the Integrity of the Ballot Box
March 15, 2012
Who is Derrick Bell? You may have seen him recently being praised and hugged by Obama. Thomas Sowell has some thoughts on Mr. Bell. Racial Quota Fallout
February 22, 2012
Thomas Sowell has some thoughts on The 'Fairness' Fraud.
What is fairness? Does everyone have an obligation to pay or contribute their fair share? According to Obama the wealthy are not paying their fair share. Let's take a look at who is or is not paying their fair share.
The National Taxpayers Union, who claim to be non-partisan, has some stats that should be known by everyone, whether they pay income taxes or not. Their website shows some startling statistics. The top 1% with adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of $343,927 or greater in the year of 2009 paid 36.73% of all income taxes collected. The top 50% with AGI starting at $32.396 paid 97.75% of all income taxes.
If the preceding does not shake you up, consider that the bottom 50% pay 2.25% of all income taxes collected.
Who do you think does not pay their fair share? I would think it would be the bottom 50%. I think it would be fair if everyone has some skin in the game. Most of the bottom fifty percent does not pay any income taxes and many of those receive Earn Income Tax Credits. Any guess who they vote for? Do you think they have any problems voting on anything that spends taxpayer money? I would guess not.
One of the mantra's of the left is you must help pay for the infra structure and services of the government. But they only consider the "filthy rich". What about those in the bottom half of income earners, should not they pay some too?
Would you expect a change in the voting habits of those in the bottom fifty percent if they were required to pay a small amount to our treasury? I would!
February 17, 2012
The following three articles are by Thoman Sowell.
The 'Progressive' Legacy
The 'Progressive' Legacy Part II
The 'Progressive' Legacy Part III
February 16, 2012
A reality check from Dick Morris. It is well worth reading: Obama’s Phony Recovery
I have said many, many times to anyone who would listen, including within the pages of this site; the sun is a big factor in the climate on this earth. For anyone who might be living in a cave or just may not have looked up, it is that big ball of fire in the sky.
Our star/sun has solar cycles which results in warm and cool cycles, more or less radiation spewed our way and other events that disrupt our magnetic fields, and on and on. Our sun is sometimes friendly and sometimes not so, but we would not be here without it.
'I Feel Duped on Climate Change' Will reduced solar activity counteract global warming in the coming decades? That is what outgoing German electric utility executive Fritz Vahrenholt claims in a new book. In an interview with SPIEGEL, he argues that the official United Nations forecasts on the severity of climate change are overstated and supported by weak science.
The sun is not the only factor in the climate on this earth. The earth wobbles on it axis and a Wobbling Earth Triggers Climate Change. According to some scientists, these wobbles have taken our earth in and out of ice ages.
Another factor in climate change, albeit much longer periods of time, is shifting continents called plate techtonics. These mechanics change climate in dramatic ways, not only by the travel of land masses, but also the shaping of oceans and currents.
The bottom line to all the above is man has little, if any, effect on the climate on this earth. The natural factors have much more effect on climate than we could ever have. This does not give us an excuse to abuse this planet. We must treat this planet as our home. Spending gobs of money on something we have no control over makes little sense.
February 14, 2012
Posted by Lloyd Marcus on Tea Party Forum
I post the following because it is important to see an example of what racism looks like from the left. Many voted for Obama because he is black and many will again in November. They could care less what he has done to this country and will do if elected for another four year term. It is very sad for me having been born and lived in this country for almost 70 years to see what is being done to destroy it.
Samuel L. Jackson: Look Beyond Race, Assess The Man!?
Posted by Lloyd Marcus on February 13, 2012 at 7:38pm on Tea Party Nation Forum
Are you as sick of hearing me talking about race as I am talking about it? For crying out loud, all I ask is that liberals please, please, please look beyond their emotions and Obama's skin color and honestly assess the man. It is stunning that liberals still think I should be totally committed to supporting this man solely because he is America's first black president and we share the same skin-color.
Suppose the black pastor of a church was discovered to be a child molester? Would the congregation continue to support their pedophile pastor because they share the same skin-color? Of course, not. .
And yet, black actor Samuel L. Jackson, his liberal Hollywood buddies and a majority of black voters believe Obama's character, policies and agenda are irrelevant. Jackson said he voted for Obama because he is black. http://politi.co/AktzCW Americans are expected to mindlessly support Obama, especially black Americans, solely because Obama is black. Folks, not only is such thinking immoral, racist and scary, it is just plain stupid. By the way, I looove Samuel L. Jackson movies. .
As Leader of the Free World, Obama's character and agenda are of the utmost importance. His skin color should be irrelevant. And yet, small-minded black racists and guilt-driven whites believe loyalty to skin-color should trump everything; right and wrong, good and evil. Sadly, Obama has caused even some Christians to forsake their first love, Christ, to worship an idol of race. .
When Obama attacked freedom of religion by demanding that Catholic institutions fund baby killing, liberal Catholics continued their mantra, must support the black president. Committed Christians yelled, No, Mr President! Put us in jail, but we will not deny Christ for your evil mandate! A master of lies, manipulation, smoke and mirrors, Obama said, OK, I will order insurance companies to offer free abortion/contraceptive services. Bull Hockey! Nothing in life is free. .
By forcing private insurance companies to provide free baby killing services, Obama is continuing his trashing of our Constitution. The president has no authority to force private industry to provide anything, nor can he force citizens to purchase anything. Obama's presidency is straight out of the Twilight Zone; an unprecedented outrageous overreach of power and assault on individual freedom. Still, Obama zombies demand that I support my black president. Obama is destroying MY country. Why on earth would I support him? .
Urban black student's in the DC voucher school program were testing through the roof. Obama ended the program pandering to the teachers union whose dues fund the Democratic party. Obama denied black parents the right to rescue their kids from the dangerous black-board-jungle known as the DC public school system. .
Self-induced black genocide. Half of all black babies are aborted. Blacks are the only race in America on the decline. By 2038, the black vote will be insignificant. And yet, Obama is obsessed with forcing taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood. Oh, did I mention that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood is an unapologetic racist? http://blackgenocide.org/planned.html
But Samuel, "true brothers" like you expect us to ignore Obama's passionate loyalty to an organization which was founded to exterminate blacks. Seventy-eight percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are in black neighborhoods. Thirty-five percent of babies aborted in America are black. Could Planned Parenthood be targeting blacks, giving us the "shaft"? Can you dig it? .
Despite these documented Obama assaults on freedom, I will receive emails, "You should be ashamed being black and not supporting the president!" I do not reply to people who are "stuck on stupid and racism". .
Here is a video illustrating the vitriolic disdain black mind-numb racists have for black conservatives. http://bit.ly/zyIjh9 This bullying black radio show host viciously attacks his female black conservative guest; insulting everything from her intellect to her physical appearance. He drills her. "Do you support Barack Obama?" His template - blacks not supporting Obama regardless of his policies/agenda are stupid traitors. He also believes the tea party is racist and blacks who belong to it are a disgrace. .
I would have boldly proclaimed, "NO!, I do not support Obama. YES!, I am a proud member of the Tea Party" Then, I would proceed to nail that "jive turkey" to the wall with truth and facts. Though the host still would not get it, I prayerfully believe some in his audience would hear and receive the truth. .
Mr Jackson, America has been pretty darn good to you. Your extraordinary success as an actor is well deserved. You earned it. But, what will in take for successful blacks such as you to set aside their bitterness and racism and liberal whites to get over their guilt to consider what is best for all Americans? Enough with the tired old 70s militant black rhetoric.
Mr Jackson, saying you support Obama solely because he is black is a slap in the face to the millions of your fellow American white fans who pay ten bucks a pop to see your movies. It is shameful for you to make such a blatantly racist proclamation. C'mon bro, I believe you are better than that. .
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American.
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin.
Spokesperson for Tea Party Express.
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February 2, 2012
Larry Elder has a fun way of telling us how he feels. Check out his latest piece: Democrats Love Taxes -- They Just Don't Want to Pay Them
January 31, 2012
I enjoy listening to Dennis Pager. Clarity is his greatest asset. This piece is a demonstration of that clarity: They Have Islamist Fanatics, We Have Secularist Fanatics. If you have never heard Dennis, I would recommend checking him out at dennisprager.com
January 30, 2012
Who is Saul Alinsky and Why is Newt Saying Nasty Things About Him? - godfatherpolitics
January 28, 2012
Our leftist friends have a mantra that goes something like this; we (everyone that is not on the left) are raping the earth for oil and other resources and it must be stopped. They (the leftists) use the environment among other convenient arguments to support their cause. That is all well and good; they have the right to say anything they want. We still have an amendment to our constitution to protect that.
We would not have many of the things we have today were it not for oil. The following is short list of common items that are produced from petroleum-based petrochemicals.
I would venture a guess that everybody has or has had one or more of the products above.
The above list does not include the machinery needed to create these products and the transportation necessary to get these products to the place consumers will buy them.
We would not have motorized transportation of any kind without oil and that includes electric cars. All transportation vehicles must be manufactured. The manufacturing equipment needs oil to build the vehicles and oil is needed to keep them running.
I believe oil contributed to life on this planet as opposed to be being created as result of life. I believe there is more oil on this planet than we could ever use. This planet had oil from the beginning of its creation and is still making it.
Much of the oil will remain beyond our reach. Well, that maybe true in our lifetimes. Some day someone may come up with a way of reaching several miles into the earth crust to get oil that is now beyond our reach.
I would not be surprised to learn some day that the plate tectonics are aided by oil.
|Antihistamines|| Credit Cards||Ink ||Surfboards|
|Antiseptics|| Dentures|| Insecticides|| Surgical Equipment|
|Antibiotics|| Deodorant|| Lipstick|| Syringes|
|Artificial Limbs|| Diapers|| Medical Equipment|| Telephones|
|Aspirin|| Dinnerware|| Nylon Rope|| Tennis Balls|
|Balloons|| DVDs|| Pacemakers|| Tennis Rackets|
|Bandages|| Dyes|| Pantyhose|| Tennis Shoes|
|Cameras|| Eyeglass Frames|| Perfumes|| Tents|
|Candles|| Fertilizers|| Photographic Film|| Toothbrushes|
|Clothing|| Food Preservatives|| Piano Keys|| Toothpaste|
|Computers|| Footballs|| Plastics|| Toys|
|Cough Syrup|| Glue|| Shampoo|| Tranquilizers|
|Cosmetics|| Golf Balls|| Shaving Cream|| Umbrellas|
|Crayons|| Heart Valve Replacements|| Soft Contact Lenses|| Vitamin Capsules|
January 22, 2012
How about a reality check?
How to Murder a Superpower. Posted by Alan Caruba on January 21, 2012 at 6:53pm on the Tea Party Nation.
It is the crime of the century that America, home to some of the world's greatest reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, is being deliberately destroyed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior as they do everything in their power to restrict access and drive energy producers out of business.
It is common sense that a nation that cannot produce sufficient electricity to turn on its lights and power its manufacturing sector will be destroyed if current Obama administration regulations and actions continue. Our vital transportation sector and all others that utilize petroleum-based products will suffer, too.
While President Obama babbles about millionaires and billionaires, everyone will be impoverished by the loss of jobs and revenue our energy sector produces now and can produce in the future.
This isn't an "energy policy." It's a "no-energy policy" and it is a guarantee of economic disaster.
Obama's decision to reject a permit for Canada's XL Keystone pipeline is just one example. It is a job-killer and a revenue-killer. There are thousands of pipelines serving America's energy needs and the XL Keystone pipeline would ensure that Canada's own vast energy reserves would flow to America. It is one of our key trade partners and Obama has slapped it in the face.
In early January, Ken Salazar, the Secretary of the Interior, announced a new 20-year, million-acre ban on uranium mining for federal lands in Arizona, despite the fact that these lands hold the highest-grade of known uranium deposits in the United States. It is an outrage that a new GOP-Congress will have to overturn if the nation is to be assured of sufficient uranium to power its nuclear plants and for weapons development. If the ban remains, these uranium resources would be inaccessible until 2023!
Tom Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research said that Salazar's announcement "further compounds a man-made energy crisis that has been planned and executed in Washington, D.C."
At the same time we are learning of enormous natural gas discoveries that can reduce our energy bills and turn sleeping little towns into boomtowns, environmental organizations have launched a vast propaganda campaign against "fracking", a technology that has been safely used for more than fifty years. Their claims about dangers to the nation's supply of fresh water are baseless. Their claims that fracking has caused earthquakes in Ohio are absurd.
Need it be said that the Environmental Protection Agency has turned its eyes on fracking and is working on a report due later this year that will likely call for harsh crackdowns on its use and more regulations to throttle the expansion of natural gas extraction?
The EPA has just released a report of those power plants that top the list of its regulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. There is no basis in science to justify the reduction of CO2. Indeed, since it is a gas on which all vegetation depends, much as oxygen is vital to all animal life, reducing it would impair great crop yields and healthier forests.
These regulations are based on the global warming hoax that blamed CO2 for warming the earth. That is utterly false. The Earth is currently in a perfectly natural cooling cycle and the climate of the Earth is almost entirely based on the Sun-solar radiation-along with the actions of oceans, clouds, and even volcanic activity that spews tons of particulates into the atmosphere.
Coal-fired power plants account for fifty percent of all the electricity generated in the United States. Fifty percent! And yet the EPA is determined to shut down dozens of them providing that vital factor in the lives of all Americans and the economy, nor does this take into account the billions that energy producers have spent to upgrade their technology to reduce emissions.
The Obama administration fuel economy agenda, a call for 54.5 miles per gallon ignores simple physics. There is a finite amount of energy a gallon of gas can generate. If you dilute it with ethanol as is currently required, you get even less mileage. The administration is trying to circumvent Congress by issuing standards based on regulating "greenhouse gas emissions", but there is no need for this. It is a false argument. The Center for Automotive Research says that the proposed new standards would cause the retail price of average motor vehicles to increase by more than $11,000.
Americans and the nation's future are being victimized by Obama administration policies. The 18th annual Index of Economic Freedom, was released on January 12th by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, measures the many factors that contribute to the economic health of a nation-things like property rights, regulatory efficiency, open markets, free trade and labor policies.
Economic freedom is declining worldwide as governments try to spend their way out of the global recession. The United States fell to 10th place. In 2009 it ranked 6th, in 2010 it was 8th, and in 2011, it was 9th.
We are witnessing the deliberate murder of a superpower.
January 21, 2012
An old statement says, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. In this case, you can provide the food to LAUSD students, but they may not want to eat it. LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu
January 20, 2012
A few day ago I posted Part I of the following. Thomas Sowell has more to say on the topic. Mr. Sowell has important and relevant things to say. These are well worth the read.
An Ignored 'Disparity': Part II
An Ignored 'Disparity': Part III
An Ignored 'Disparity': Part IV
January 17, 2012
Can utopia be achieved here? It has been tried many times in the history of mankind and has failed every time. Mark Levin and David Limbaugh have more thoughts on this. Mark Levin's 'Ameritopia'
An Ignored 'Disparity' by Thomas Sowell
January 10, 2012
Is the left getting meaner? Dennis Prager has some evidence that maybe be true. Leftism Makes You Meaner
January 4, 2012
Voter ID Prevents Election Fraud
What Drives A Liberal?!?
Posted by John S Bacsenko IV on January 3, 2012 at 5:04pm on Tea Party Nation
This question to me is strictly hypothetical, and yet, intriguing to no end. After reading and following American Infidel's blog regarding Mr Alan Colmes Visigothic attack on the Santorum family, I cannot but wonder how a radical liberal thinks. First off, how do these people live with themselves? Why do these people have the tenancy to be so heartless? Where do they come from?!? I really see no beginning or end to this philosophy. Does liberal thinking have normal hopes and aspirations? Can it? To what end does this train of thought result in good? Not from how it seems to exist in its current state. So many questions about modern liberal thinking and no concrete answers.
One must be a member of the Tea Party Nation to view the following reference. For reference to above mentioned blog. Please refer to the link in the previous paragraph to get the gist of the remarks made by Colmes.
In the case of the Alan Colmes blog, it is absolutely incredible that someone of such public stature and responsibility can speak with such a forked tongue. Can a patriotic American-Democrat really support and stand behind such evil sentiments? It would be utterly embarrassing to anyone that I know of to associate themselves in such quarters. Did Mr Colmes think he was being funny or cute? Does this man laugh and enjoy libations at wakes? This indecent only seems to lead me to more questions.
To the 90's. To what end did 'liberal thinking' accomplish sending jobs and corporations out of the country then? Nothing good for America, that's for sure. Odd thing, isn't it? It certainly helped out the alleged '1%' to make more money. It helped out millions of people overseas gain jobs. Anything else? Oh, yeah. Bill Clinton got another term out of it. Well, at least one American confirmed to be helped. To end the 90's, 'liberal thinking' made the incredulous claim of inventing the internet, which allows us to answer one question about it, it always seems to fib.....even to itself.
No one reading this needs to be reminded of the 'liberal thinking' going on in the current administration and the trail of destruction that follows it. One cannot fathom how the American masses can't help but think how Mr Obama's 'liberal thinking' has only one effort in mind; To destroy America as it was born to be. The question here being, why? There is no way this one man thinks he has anything to gain here, even if his motives are malicious. Or is it leading full circle to where I began this blog, no rhyme or reason, just more questions.
Fast forward to this fall. We saw the birth of the 'occupy' movement. In one way, not unlike the Tea Party, sick of it all. But yet again, 'liberal thinking' rears it's ugly head and instead of 'occupy' making any productive use of itself, it wallowed in the sewers of our major cities, making no headway where it's needed. Probably the most disturbing thing seen overall might have been the 'occupy chanting' that seemed reminiscent of how things may have progressed in the streets of Moscow 1910's or Berlin 1930's. There's that 'liberal thinking' again as we are not people with any feelings, just machines to monitor and control.
Still, no answers. All that is left of the 'liberal thinking' subject is more questions. Is it the desire of 'liberal thinking' that we become a society collectively suffering mass psychopathy? Are compassion and empathy a dying concept? Is this where 'liberal thinking' will take us, back to the pond? That can be my only conclusion, 'liberal thinking' must be the will to turn diversity and liberty back to the soup where life began, a digression of evolution. I suppose I will just relegate my questions on 'liberal thinking' along with my bewilderment of the concept of an endless universe..............
December 6, 2011
Posted by Judson Phillips on December 5, 2011 at 7:21pm in Tea Party Nation Forum
In what can only be described as one of the outrageous examples of what is wrong with this country is now being reported on a number of conservative websites.
From KING in Seattle:
She lives in a beautiful waterfront home on Seattle's Lake Washington. Yet, she's on welfare assistance.
This week federal agents moved in to put a stop to it. They raided her south Lake Washington home armed with a search warrant.
KING 5 News is not naming the woman or her husband because they have not been criminally charged.
Search warrant documents unsealed Friday in federal court reveal that she received more than $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, plus monthly cash from the federal and state government for a disability, as well as food stamps.
Property records show the woman lives in a 2,500 square-foot home, with gardens and a boat dock, that is valued at $1.2 million.
Records show she has received welfare benefits while living in the plush home since 2003. Records also show she truthfully provided her address when she applied for benefits.
How could the government allow housing subsidy dollars to someone who openly lives in one of Seattle's most desirable neighborhoods?
That is a great question. How does this happen?
The answer is the government does not care. This is what is wrong with the welfare state and another reason why the welfare state should be abolished.
One of the first rules of economics is anything you subsidize more of you get more of. We subsidize poverty.
Before the welfare state, charities took care of the poor. Something amazing happened back then too. Charities did not have the same problem with fraud and waste. Charities were and still are efficient. Sometimes they get scammed but not nearly as often as the government.
Barack Obama and the liberals do not care about fraud in government welfare payments. They simply want as many on welfare as they can get. Who cares if there are people fraudulently collecting welfare benefits, after all, the people with jobs are the one's who are paying for this.
When conservatives take over Congress next year, many of these programs need to be abolished. They are so full of waste, fraud and are abused by scammers, they need to be abolished and reviewed to see if they should be replaced.
No nation has ever become prosperous as a welfare state. Teaching people how to create wealth allows people to be free and prosperous. That is something the welfare state will never allow.
December 5, 2011
What were things like five years ago?
Posted by Judson Phillips on December 2, 2011 at 7:48am in Tea Party Nation Forum
In some ways, it is hard to think back to what things were like five years ago. But a stroll down memory lane is worthwhile, especially as we roll into next year.
What were things like five years ago?
Five years ago, it was December 2006. In November, the mid-term elections had been held. They had been a disaster for the Republicans and were a sign of things to come.
Nancy Pelosi at the time promised, "partnership, not partisanship." Of course, her first act was to strip minority party rights that Newt Gingrich had put into place in the House rules.
On January 3, 2007, the Democrats took control of the Congress and changed the direction of the United States.
On January 3, 2007, the Dow Jones closed at 12,621.77. The GDP for the previous quarter grew at 3.4%. The unemployment rate was at 4.6% and the economy had just set a record for 52 straight months of job creation.
When the Democrats took over in 2007, Barney Frank became Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
Today, the national unemployment rate is 9.1%. Our GDP for the last quarter was (for the moment) an anemic 2%, while Canada's economy grew and a brisk 3.5%.
In 2007, five years ago, the Democrats took control of the legislative branch and drove the economy off the cliff. Obama can run against the Bush economy as much as he wants but the reality of life is the President can do many things, but spending and taxing decisions come from Congress.
The last time Republicans controlled both the White House and Congress, things were pretty good. The nation was at full employment and the economy was growing.
Barack Obama was in the Senate from 2007 until he was sworn in to office in 2009. He was a part of that majority that took America off the rails of prosperity and are now driving America to bankruptcy and poverty.
I could channel my inner Ronald Reagan and ask, "Are you better off now than you were five years ago?"
That is the question the Republicans need to be asking America.
Given the obvious answer, Americans need to be asking Republicans why they are not doing more to save this country.
Yes, Republicans only control the House of Representatives, but they can do something. They are not simply helpless passengers along for the ride. The House controls the purse strings. Unfortunately, we have the kind of leadership in the House today that we had in 2006. That was the kind of leadership that managed to lose control of Congress and give it to the Party of Treason.
Republicans are asking America to give them the reins of government again. There is no questions the Republicans can and will do a better job than the Democrats. But right now, we need something more than just a "better job." We need innovative thinking and we need courage. We need Republicans with courage to cut the massive spending we are seeing in Washington and who are willing to make real cuts in government.
Meanwhile, it is worth asking, are you better of now than you were in 2006?
December 1, 2011
We need someone that stands for something. Gingrich stands for something and makes no apologies for it. I believe he has the vision, ideas and concepts that will get this country back on the right track. Many people will thank him for it, even if they will not do so publicly.
I believe in Ronald Reagan's philosophy; "The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor."
Thomas Sowell talks of some Lessons of History that should help understand what is needed to win.
November 26, 2011
Mr, Bill has something to say about your situation and you might want to heed.
November 22, 2011
Thomas Sowell always has a good way with words and this piece is no exception.
Alice in Liberal Land
November 16, 2011
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. - John Adams
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. -- Winston Churchill
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to payoff with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. -- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -- Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -- Ronald Reagan(1986)
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J. O'Rourke
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -- Voltaire(1764)
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! -- Pericles (430B.C.) No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain(1866)
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it. - Anonymous
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress. -- Mark Twain
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. -- Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -- Thomas Jefferson
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -- Aesop
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
What one person receives without working for...another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!
November 12, 2011
Blacks Still “Played” and Controlled by Tired Old Democrat Paradigms.
Posted by Lloyd Marcus on November 11, 2011 at 8:45pm on Tea Party Nation
A black website published one of my articles. The black publisher asked his readers to forgive me for being a black member of the GOP and review my article with an open mind.
In response, a subscriber wrote, "You can ask us to look past him being a GOP, but you can't ask us to look past his claim to be a tea party Christian."
Grateful for an opportunity to enlighten indoctrinated blacks, I asked the website publisher to publicly post my reply to the ill-informed subscriber's comment.
Please do not think me rude or mean by stating the following truth. The subscriber's comment reflects an ignorance of the facts and history prevalent in the black community.
Many blacks erroneously believe the GOP consists of rich racist white people. In reality, the GOP was founded to free blacks. Only five years after slavery, there were black congressmen, all Republicans. The KKK, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and denying blacks the right to vote where all birthed by Democrats.
Even today, Democrats are still "keeping blacks in their place" -- telling them they need lowered standards, affirmative action, special programs, and freebies to succeed. Democrats constantly send blacks the message they are not as smart was whites. For example, Democrats say having to show ID when voting disenfranchises blacks. This is merely a tactic by which the Democrats implement voter fraud. However, in the process, they are saying blacks are too stupid to find their way to the DMV or other places to acquire proper ID. This is just one example of numerous ways Democrats tell blacks they are inferior and need Democrats' help to succeed.
Republicans deal with blacks respectfully, as equals. Democrats thrive on blacks believing themselves to be victims, despite being blessed to be born in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet. Foreigners are trying to get to America in cardboard boats held together with duct tape. Democrats punish and hate blacks who compete with whites and succeed without Democrat lowered standards and involvement.
While sold as compassion and "fairness," Democrat programs are always about making as many people as possible dependent on government to secure/buy votes. In the long run, all Democrat policies and programs hurt people!
There are black idiot knucklehead racists who want to believe a lie rather than the truth. Yes, I said black racists. I reject and resent the satanic notion that because of slavery, blacks have a right to be racist. Racism is evil, period, whether it comes from blacks or whites. It you disagree, it is fruitless to continue reading this article. I will keep you in my prayers.
In reality, history confirms that the black community has been sleeping with the enemy for years by monolithically voting Democrat. News flash, black voters: the Democrats "ain't" your friends.
Every program which demeans and stifles blacks has come and continues to come from the Democrats. Republicans continue to be the party extremely supportive of black individuality, the party full of nurturers of black entrepreneurial success.
Democrats still want to keep blacks on their plantation of needing government handouts -- thus keeping blacks dependent on government, thus keeping blacks voting for Democrats, who promise to give them stuff via programs. To make their scam work, Democrats also tell blacks that Republicans are burning the midnight oil planning ways to "keep them down." Thus, you blacks need us Democrats to keep evil rich white Republicans off your backs.
In a nutshell, blacks are being played by the Democrats. So you can imagine my frustration and impatience with ignorant knuckleheads who trash me for being a Republican. I am working to liberate my people -- to ensure that they be treated with dignity and respect, and not as needy, inferior supplicants.
When I became supervisor of my mostly white department at a TV station, rather than celebrating me and my achievement, my liberal and Democrat friends demeaned my achievement by saying I got the job due to affirmative action. Wrong. I got the job because I proved myself most qualified. "That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!"
Now, let's talk about the Tea Party.
Again, all you folks who think the Tea Party is racist are ignorant of the facts and just plain wrong! I am sorry, but that is the gospel truth. You are being "played" by the Democrats and their liberal media buddies, who also "secretly" think we blacks are inferior and need their help to succeed.
As a singer and speaker, I have attended over three hundred Tea Parties nationwide, on five Tea Party Express national bus tours. I have been warmly embraced by the mostly white audiences because we share a love for America and are opposed to socialism. These Tea Party folks are not opposing Obama's skin color. They are opposing his agenda.
A Congressional Black Caucus member actually said the white folks at the Tea Parties want to "see blacks hanging from trees." Knowing what I know from my personal experience, the Caucus member's statement is irresponsible, absurd, shameful, and divisively evil -- all about ginning up racial hate and securing votes for Obama. Despicable!
Now, I know some blacks who are stuck on stupid and hate who want to believe otherwise. So be it. All I ask is that before you write me off as an Uncle Tom traitor, check you facts. And quite frankly, I do not care what anyone thinks of me, because I know I am on the Lord's side. God bless.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin.
Spokesperson for Tea Party Express
Please help me spread my message by joining my Liberty Network.
November 11, 2011
David Limbaugh gives a bit of recent history of the upside down world of the left.
The Left's Many Double Standards
November 10, 2011
Why Gingrich Could Win , Dorothy Rabinowitz
The Real Scandal, Thomas Sowell
November 8, 2011
Received an email from a friend that sends me many. Some may be suspect as to their validly. I often take some time to check out whether they have some truth or completely bogus. The following is an example of valid article, but attributed to someone that is not the writer. Why this was done is hard to understand. The following is the beginning of this email.
This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is said to be Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.
A German's View on Islam
An article was written by Paul E. Marek, March 18, 2007, Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant.
This is a good article and well worth the read. Don't know why anyone would want to credit this to another.
November 5, 2011
There is no other reason why the democrat operatives are making big noise about a valid ID to vote than they want every chance available to them to commit fraud. If you can think of another valid reason, I would like hear about it.
Hugh Hewitt often says 'if it is not close, they can't cheat'. They, being the democrats.
Of course those on the left say we are disenfranchising those who do not have a valid ID. If someone truly wants to be involved with the voting process, they will do everything they can to obtain that valid ID. There are many on both the left and right that would be willing to help obtain one for someone that truly wants one. I would be more than happy to help someone if asked and pay for it if they could not.
For further thoughts on this checkout the following.
Posted by Marcia Wood on November 4, 2011 at 5:58pm on Tea Party Nation
How many times a week or a month are we asked to show our I.D.? It’s merely a confirmation to show that we are in fact who we say we are and we have a right to make certain transactions or do business as usual.
But, the Democrats have exposed themselves and show that they fear the upcoming elections – they’re actually saying that anyone should be able to vote regardless of their legality. Let’s take this a step further – if in fact ID’s are not a requirement than can we expect more dead people voting, more illegal aliens voting and more terrorists voting. We experience all of the illegal voting shenanigans in 2008 and frankly Obama probably wouldn’t be the Commander in Chief today if we’d had fair State Voter ID laws.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland puts a scare tactic spin on this subject saying it is creating obstacles for the poor, the elderly, the youth etc.. Whoa, are we to think that none of the above have I.D.’s – if this is true how are they receiving food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and all of the other programs we have in place to assist the poor, elderly and youth?
So Steny says basically, Oh yes, you must show I.D. to get the entitlements, but baby you shouldn’t have to show I.D. in order to vote. What a bunch of gobbilty goop! Steny needs to go back to the drawing board and work with the 15 House bills that have been tabled in the Senate. This is strictly an act of desperation – pretty much like the DEMS saying Paul Ryan’s bill would push Granny over the cliff and take away their Medicaid, Medicare and precious entitlements.
The strategy behind the Democrats is this – they want to be able to stack the polling venues with cons, illegal aliens, terrorists in order to win Obama a second term.
So what are the Democrats doing as we speak, they created a letter which was sent to all Secretaries of State pleading that they oppose the new State Voter identification laws. This is more than sick; this exposes the Democrats and places them in a very poor light.
So basically the Democrats are calling voter ID laws a burden on voters who may not have driver’s licenses or other forms of government-issued identification. 45 million people are receiving food stamps and here’s what is required for food stamps. Notice DL or some type of ID is required, so that sort of takes care of 45 million people, they have ID’s or they wouldn’t be eligible for food stamps.
o Identification such as a driver’s license, state ID, birth certificate or alien card;
o Proof of income such as pay stubs, Social Security, SSI or a pension for each member of your household;
o Proof of how much you spend for child care;
o Rent receipts or proof of your mortgage payments;
o Records of your utility costs; and
o Medical bills for those members of your household age 60 or older, and for those who receive government payments such as Social Security or SSI because they are disabled.
College students, High School Students have picture ID’s – so no problem there.
Medicare, Medicaid and all welfare programs require ID, so I guess the DEMS really don’t have a leg to stand on… The only reason DEMS are crying “wolf” is they know how to stack the polling venues with the help of ACORN and Black Panthers - they want to open the doors wide for illegal aliens and terrorists, anyone else who is on our turf and not a citizen.
So to the Democrats there is as usual a common sense approach to this ridiculous problem you’re trying to create. Stop writing letters to our States, stop trying to scare the people and quit making a fool out of yourselves. For the few in our Country who don’t have ID’s, the good news is they have a year to get an ID. Problem Solved!
May God Bless America
November 2, 2011
Posted by Judson Phillips on October 30, 2011 at 8:56am in Tea Party Nation Forum
Infomercials hit you with the shocking headline, "Can America survive?" Some videos begin with dramatic music and ask the same question. While the advertisers want to sell products, he question is legitimate.
Can America survive?
America is certainly at a crossroads. We have an administration that is engaging in economic policies that are beyond reckless. When someone drives a car at 100 miles an hour towards a cliff, you are left with few other options except to conclude they have a death wish. The Obama regime and the Party of Treason are pushing policies that have a very definite outcome: National bankruptcy.
Two things that have made America strong are the middle class and the possibility of upward mobility. The great majority of Americans have always fallen into the middle class. For years, the left has made war on the middle class. The housing bubble, which we can thank Barney Frank and Chris Dodd for, has for the first time since the last great depression destroyed the American dream of home ownership. Now, for many Americans, especially a majority in the twenty something generation, homeownership is at best a distant dream.
The American dream of owning a business is becoming an impossibility too. With a tax code that even the IRS cannot understand and expensive mandates from the government, many businesses are not able to make a profit and stay in business.
The American tax code can only be described as a war on the productive. 47% of Americans not only do not pay any taxes but many of them receive tax refunds on taxes they did not pay. What happens when only 47% of Americans are the productive and are the ones paying taxes and 53% are receiving money and benefits back from the government on taxes they did not pay?
The government's immigration policy for the last thirty years has been nothing more than a war against the middle class. Thirty years ago, American workers built houses. Today, vast numbers of illegal aliens work on America's McMansions. Thirty years ago, workers who built houses could earn a wage that would get them at least into the lower middle class. Today, illegal aliens who are paid far less than Americans, hold most of those jobs. Go to a fast food restaurant and see what you find. Thirty years ago, high school kids and even college students would work there and make a living while in school. Today, if you go to your average McDonald's, if you do not speak Spanish, the chances of your order being right are slim.
One hundred years ago, immigrants came to this country because they wanted to be Americans. Immigrants came and assimilated into America. Immigrants who came from non-English speaking countries, such as Italy and Greece would refuse to teach their children the language of the country they came from and make them speak English so they would be Americans.
In most of the rest of the developed world, if you want to immigrate to a country, you must either have a lot of money or a skill that is in short supply. In other words, the country asks every immigrant what they can do for their new country. Not America.
This year, there will be another "diversity lottery." The diversity lottery was another bright idea of Ted Kennedy who wanted to figure out as many ways to damage his country as possible during his political career. Under the diversity lottery, people are given visas to come to America based only on "diversity." Instead of waiting in line like others who want to come to America, the winners of the diversity lottery are bumped to the front of the line. This year, there are almost ten thousand winners of the "diversity lottery" who come from countries that either support terrorism or are hostile to American.
Does anyone thing this is a bright idea?
2012 really is the ultimate battle for the soul of America. In 2012, either we defeat the Party of Treason and put a conservative in the White House who is committed to ripping socialism out of our government root and branch or we will see the end of America.
The difference between America and those third world banana republics is our large middle class. We must do everything in our power to protect and grow the middle class.
We the people need to insist, after the 2012 elections that the progressive income tax be dismantled. The 16th Amendment must be repealed and some variation of the Fair Tax put in its place. Government must be shrunk. So much of government spending now is simply politicians seeking reelection by bribing Americans with their own money. We must change immigration. We must first end illegal immigration and send illegal aliens back to their countries so we can put Americans back to work. Then we need to completely rework the immigration system. The first criteria for immigration into this country are that the person who immigrates here wants to be an American and can offer this country something.
If we lose in 2012, the consequences are dire. If the Party of Treason is able to steal the 2012 elections through fraud, we will see the end of America. It will not happen overnight, but it will happen.
The American middle class will mostly disappear and we will end our lives telling our children and grand children what it was like to grow up in America, when America was the land of the free and the land of opportunity.
This is what we face in 2012 and to quote the famous words from Apollo 13, "failure is not an option."
October 31, 2011
America should listen to Paul Ryan Star Parker
Obama has been pushing the envelope and in my opinion, a wee bit too far. Perhaps a little more than wee.
We have these pesky things called the Constitution and the Congress. Neither should be circumvented, worked around, ignored, etc. We have a republic not a dictatorship. My guess is Obama would very much like the latter.
If Obama would look out for the folks instead of his job and re-election, he might have a much friendlier Congress. Class warfare does not help either. Pitting the poor against the rich does not help either the poor or the rich.
October 20, 2011
Herman Cain: Obama Has "Never Been A Part Of The Black Experience"
Thomas Sowell: Herman Cain More Black Than Barack Obama
Lloyd Marcus tells it like he sees it and I respect him for that.
Arrogant White Liberal Tells Herman Cain How To Be Black.
Posted by Lloyd Marcus on October 12, 2011 at 7:49pm
This article is for my black brother, a community leader and little league football coach who gets his news solely from the liberal mainstream media. Hopefully it will help him to understand why I, his big brother, is working with those white tea party people against his beloved black president.
This article is also for my black relatives who gave me a chilly reception at my grandmother's 100th birthday party. I learned through the family grapevine they resent my involvement in the tea party and consider me an embarrassment to the family.
Well, I say to my embarrassed relatives, blame my instincts on the mentoring and leadership of my dad. My dad has been a Christian man of character and honor all of my life. So, when I see a characterless liberal political hack occupying my beloved country's Oval Office, I refuse to join the flock of black sheep worshiping him because we share the same skin color.
To my relatives who have thrown their Christian values, principles and brains out of the window to give their black idol a pass, you guys are the ones who should be ashamed of yourselves. Marcus family tradition has drilled into us that it means something to be a Marcus; an adherence to a higher standard. YOUR SELLOUT TO SKIN COLOR EMBARRASSES ME! If you detect a bit of anger, you are correct.
Watching MSNBC white host Lawrence O'Donnell chastising black presidential candidate Herman Cain for not participating in the 1960s civil rights movement infuriated me. O'Donnell accused Cain of cowardly sitting on the sidelines while blacks and whites marched and protested for black civil rights. How dare this white guy who does not have a clue what it was like to be black in America in the 1960s attack a black person for not responding to racism the way he thinks he should have responded. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Hostile Interview With Herman Cain
In the 60's, most blacks did not march or protest in the streets, but fought for freedom in their own private ways; entrepreneurship, prayer, striving for excellence and etc. A black buddy of mine who went from being incarcerated as a teenager to becoming an art director in a prominent advertising agency attributes his success to a black high school art teacher, Lindy Jordan. Mr. Jordan mentored so many black youths, a scholarship was founded in his honor. Mr. Jordan was never seen in the streets protesting for civil rights. I submit that Mr. Jordan fought for black liberation and equality in the best way he knew how to fight; by mentoring black youths.
But, leave it to this probably former hippie spoiled brat white boy, O'Donnell, to think all blacks who did not march in the streets must have been Uncle Toms. O'Donnell's liberal arrogance is off the chain. In my opinion Lawrence O'Donnell owes Mr. Jordan and other black American civil rights pioneers an apology.
O'Donnell is yet another white racist arrogant liberal attempting to dictate what is and is not acceptable black behavior. White liberal actress Janeane Garofalo displayed the same racist arrogance when she proclaimed black Republicans Michael Steele and Herman Cain to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
LISTEN UP, O'Donnell, Garofalo and all you other pompous liberal plantation slave massas. By the Grace of God, we black Americans are FREE; free to be successful entrepreneurs such as Herman Cain and countless other blacks rather than government dependent welfare recipients.
We blacks are free to live outside of your liberal stereotypical dictates. I prefer sushi over fried chicken. Does that make me "less" black? Probably yes, in the minds of arrogant liberal racists. How dare white liberals appoint themselves authorized to dictate what is and is not authentic black behavior.
O'Donnell followed up his program in which he spanked Cain for not being black enough with analysis from liberal plantation black overseer, Rev. Al Sharpton. As expected, Sharpton further trashed Cain.
Based on Sharpton's betrayal of black America and his racially divisive and evil Tawana Brawley scandal, Al Sharpton is not even worthy to shine Herman Cain's shoes. And yet, this is the guy the left has appointed "spokesperson" for black America; again confirming their arrogance. Herman Cain's story is one of inspiration, courage and honor which epitomizes the American Dream.
If these paragons of tolerance and compassion on the left such as O'Donnell and Sharpton truly gave a d--- about black America, they would herald Herman Cain as a hero. They would celebrate Cain as a shining example for black youths, illustrating the limitless success which can be achieved via education, hard work and character.
Sadly, inspiring black youths to pursue their dreams is NOT the intention of O'Donnell, Sharpton and the left. Their intention is to create another generation of Americans dependent on big government for survival. With Obama leading the campaign, they seek to create dumbed down Democrat voters who view themselves as victims and hate everything which has made America great; including capitalism and individual freedom.
O'Donnell's question to Cain about his lack of involvement is the 1960's civil rights movement was to portray him as an Uncle Tom. It was despicable. So, every time I hear these creeps on the left pontificate about their compassion for blacks, it turns my stomach.
The left views and values blacks only as pawns in their quest to portray America as the greatest source of evil in the world. The left deems happy America loving blacks who have achieved success via traditional routes such as education and hard work to be "paradigm breakers" and MUST be destroyed.
So, please forgive my lack of respect for my white "would be" liberal slave massas and their traitorous black overseers. These people are evil and must be defeated.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Please help me spread my message by joining my Liberty Network.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin
October 19, 2011
Received this in an email. It is stating some facts that are very clear and important. That is why it is posted here. Reference: A letter from the Boss:
To All My Valued Employees,
There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn't pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country.
However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interests.
First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is a Back Story. This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You've seen my big home at last years Christmas party. I'm sure; all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life.
However, what you don't see is the BACK STORY:
I started this company 28 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living apartment was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.
My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn't have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business -- hard work, discipline, and sacrifice.
Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting the Nordstrom's for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the discount store extracting any clothing item that didn't look like it was birthed in the 70's. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business with a vision that eventually, someday, I too, will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.
So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9am, mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5pm, I don't. There is no "off" button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have the freedom. I eat, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to my hip like a 1 year old special-needs child. You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden -- the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations... you never realize the Back Story and the sacrifices I've made.
Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bailout all the people who didn't. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for.
Yes, business ownership has is benefits but the price I've paid is steep and not without wounds.
Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:
I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don't pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes. You know what my "stimulus" check was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.
The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check? Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country.
The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your paycheck you'd quit and you wouldn't work here. I mean, why should you? That's nuts. Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, I agree which is why your job is in jeopardy.
Here is what many of you don't understand ... to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn't need to pay taxes, guess what? Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But you can forget it now.
When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don't defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you defibrillate his heart? Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the poor of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep.
So where am going with all this?
It's quite simple.
If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple. I'll fire you and your coworkers. You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child's future. Frankly, it isn't my problem any more.
Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire. You see, I'm done. I'm done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.
So, if you lose your job, it won't be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about....
Signed, THE BOSS
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
October 18, 2011
Wise thoughts, enjoy. Random Thoughts, Thomas Sowell
October 17, 2011
Does Herman Cain have the leadership and character to become president? Perhaps! Star Parker has some thoughts of why this may happen.
Herman Cain: Rocket Fuel for America
October 15, 2011
The left/liberals/progressives simply have great heartburn with a conservative black. They do with most conservatives, but a black is much worse because they do not toe the black liberal line.
Didn't MLK say something like 'we should judge someone by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin'? Cain has character, but that is overlooked completely because the left only sees black. Janeane Garofalo, Al Sharpton, Harry Belafonte, among others have some very vicious things to say about Herman Cain.
Garofalo: Herman Cain a paid prop to ‘deflect’ charges of GOP racism
Al Sharpton Debates Whether Herman Cain is 'Authentically Black'
Harry Belafonte Insults Herman Cain—but Hails Fidel Castro
October 11, 2011
This is funny, but has very harsh and abuse langage, don't watch it if this may offend you.
TEA PARTY Invades OCCUPY DC- (explicit)
Here is another column about the yet unexplained raids and harassment by armed federal agents on Gibson Guitars. This one is by Chuck Norris:
Guns, Guitars and Government Raids
October 8, 2011
Are the protestors on Wall Street and many other places around the county for real, do they believe in what they are doing and saying or a fraud? Jeff Carter thinks the latter:
Occupy Wall Street is A Fraud
October 5, 2011
The motivation of this site is to get as many people off the wagon as possible. To do this requires many now on government dependency are convinced they no longer need it.
This current administration is doing everything it can to convince people they need whatever the government has to offer. For instance, SNAP (formally known as food stamps), is a program designed to help the poor and hungry. But the criteria for getting on this program are getting easier and heavily pushed. There are, according to some reports, more than 45 million using EBT cards.
Are there really that many people in need of the nanny state for their food? That leads us into a column by Thomas Sowell:
The 'Hunger' Hoax
October 3, 2011
Another very good piece posted by Judson Phillips on October 2, 2011 at 8:14am in Tea Party Nation Forum.
Few things advertise, "I'm not very bright" faster than bumper stickers on the back of a car. You can always tell you are behind a liberal when they have twenty bumper stickers on the back of their car, most of which are totally incomprehensible.
There is one bumper sticker out of all of them that screams the owner of the car is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
The bumper sticker is the one that says, "Live simply so that others may simply live." If you ever see someone expressing that slogan, you know they are at best a dim bulb and should not have any decision making responsibilities beyond deciding which day of the week they are going to bathe.
That slogan is instructive because it gives the greatest snapshot into the mind of liberalism. If you understand why they say that, then you understand them.
Liberals believe two things. First wealth is evil. Anyone who achieved wealth achieved it through a corrupt system. Since wealth is evil, instead of bringing the poor people up to the level of the wealthy, they want to bring the wealthy down to the level of the poor.
The second fallacy of the left is they believe the economy is a zero sum game. Liberals believe if I get a dollar, they only reason I take a dollar from someone else.
The left does not understand the economy has an ability to grow. Revised figures were just released showing the American economy grew 1.3% in the second quarter of 2011. For the benefit of the left, that means there was 1.3% more wealth in this country than there was the previous quarter. Where did that wealth go?
It went into the pockets of Americans.
What the left fails to realize as it offers inane platitudes like "live simply" is that most of the problems of poverty are caused by the very ideas they advocate. Massive government spending kills jobs. High tax rates kill jobs. High tax rates make it difficult to create new wealth.
Liberals can be funny to watch. You see them with their "live simply" bumper sticker next to their Obama bumper sticker as they pull their car into Starbucks, where they order a $5 latte, then sit at a table with their Mac Book, their IPad, and their IPhone.
The irony is lost on these folks, as they rant about the free market system being the cause of all of the world's problems, while they enjoy the benefits of that system.
They love socialism but there are just a few problems. Socialism causes poverty. Socialism destroys wealth. Socialism destroys freedom.
Living simply is not going to help the poor in this country. What will help them is opportunity. The free market is what will lift these people out of poverty. Living simply is just liberal speak for living in poverty.
If liberals were really interested in helping the poor, they would not be pushing programs that keep people in poverty. Liberal programs have done nothing to get people out of poverty. We are forty-five years into the "Great Society" programs. The left always likes to scream about how heartless Conservatives are when we discuss cutting these programs but when has anyone ever looked at the results of liberal programs?
Can any of these programs show any modicum of success? The answer is no. They cannot.
If liberals were serious about what they believed, they would take a look at the results of what they advocate. If they really cared about the poor, they would realize their programs do not work. They would realize the solution to get people out of poverty is liberty and the free market.
If liberals were serious, they would be recovering liberals.
They would be Conservatives.
October 1, 2011
Yesterday, I posted an article stating Oregon was given a reward: State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up. There could not be abuse, fraud and waste by signing up these millions for SNAP (formally known as Food Stamps), could there? What do you think? Check out this article from WSJ.
The Food-Stamp Crime Wave , James Bovard.
September 28, 2011
Postmodern Class Warfare Victor Davis Hanson
September 26, 2011
There are way too many people jumping on the wagon. The sad part is there are way too many that are there that should not be. We the people must do everything possible to reduce the size of this nanny state. I am afraid that the tipping point will be reached very soon, if not already.
Who's Your Daddy?, Bill O'Reilly
September 24, 2011
Margaret Thatcher, in a television interview for Thames TV This Week on February 5, 1976. Prime Minister Thatcher said, "...and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them."
Europe has simply run out of other peoples money and they are in a big mess. Thatcher was right, if only they had taken heed. Now,
What Comes After 'Europe'?, Bret Stephens, WSJ.
What Does it Really Mean to be Poor in America?, The Heritage Foundation
August 30, 2011
NO FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GROUND ZERO MOSQUE
Dick Morris has a petition to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to try and
prevent federal funds from being granted to the ground zero mosque. If you think
this is wrong as I do, please go
here and sign the petition.
August 28, 2011
Back on the 24th, I posted a story that looks like a case of Obama helping a friend
with the help of the EPA.
The following story, Is the Obama Regime politicizing the music business?,
appears to be another one of those cases. This was Posted by Judson Phillips on
August 28, 2011 at 9:06am in Tea Party Nation Forum.
I am a musician. Not a very good one, but I love to make music. I have been playing
guitar for many years and recently picked up a keyboard to expand my horizons.
Well, let that be as it may too.
I picked up on part of a story while listening to news in the background a few days ago.
They were talking about a raid on Gibson Guitar facilities in both Nashville and Memphis.
That got my attention.
I would dearly love to have a Gibson or a Martin, but they are well beyond my price
range at this time. But, I digress.
I started poking around on the internet to see if I could find out more. I found
a story on the Wall Street Journal web site:
Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear.
Then I received the following email from the Tea Party Forum. I will let Judson
tell you what he thinks about all of this.
If the following is true, it may be another case of the Obama regime helping their friend and harassing their opponent.
If you live in Nashville, AKA Music City, as I do, any thing that affects the music industry is big news. The Feds have made a big splash recently in the music business. But, is politics behind this?
On August 24th, Federal Agents raided the Gibson Guitar facilities in both Nashville and Memphis. Gibson makes guitars and I am told very good ones. Since my musical efforts generally violate someone’s Eighth Amendment rights against cruel and unusual punishments, I simply take the word of musician friends that Gibson is a very good guitar.
This was the second raid in two years on Gibson. The issue is a violation of an obscure law called the Lacey Act. The Lacey act which dates from the 1900’s requires a person to declare every flora or fauna being brought into the country and you must fill out the paperwork correctly. This is one of the few applications of law that has what is called “strict liability.” In most instances, if you are accused of violating the law, there is a “Mens Rea” element. In plain, non-lawyer, English, that means you had to have a mental intent. If you think of premeditation in murder you are in the ballpark. With crimes that require a “Mens Rea” element, there are all kinds of defenses. In a strict liability crime such as this one, either the paper work is right or not. If it is wrong, you are on the hook, even if it was an innocent mistake.
The most recent raid seems to have been triggered by an alleged violation of an obscure Indian law about the exporting of non-finished wood. Gibson imported some of its wood from India and uses American workers to finish the wood. Yet the Obama regime’s interpretation of the export of unfinished wood as a violation of the laws of India seems to be the basis for this raid.
Interestingly enough, Martin Guitars (C.F. Martin & Company) uses some of the same wood that Gibson uses. How many times has Martin been raided? Zero.
That may be interesting but there are other facts that build a more interesting and sinister circumstantial case for politics being involved.
The CEO of Gibson is Henry Jusziewicz. Among other things, he gave $2,000 to Congressman Marsha Blackburn, (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) He as also donated to a Consumer Electronics Pac that favors Republicans over Democrats.
Chris Martin, of Martin Guitars, on the other hand is a long time Democrat. Over the last four years, he has given over $35,000 to Democratic Candidates and the DNC.
Given the blatant politicization of everything by the Obama regime and their habit of using government to support their friends and harass their opponents, it is perfectly plausible that someone in DOJ is helping a friend of BO.
When conservatives take over in 2013, there need to be a lot of investigations of the Obama regime and the people in it. The GOP has a bad habit of just letting bygones be bygones.
Not this time.
August 26, 2011
I have been trying to tell relatives, friends and acquaintances for years that we
are not running out of oil. The earth is roughly 4+ billion years old. That seems
like a very long time. But even so, there could not have been enough plant and
animal life to account for all the oil we have found to present. Just think about the huge amount
of plant and/or animal life that would have to be concentrated in one spot.
We have found oil in relatively easy to access places. I am sure there is a great
quantity of oil that will remain beyond our reach. I have heard stories of
returning to wells that were considered emptied and found them refilling.
It turns out someone has vindicated me. Vladimir Kutcherov, of Sweden’s Royal
Institute of Technology, says that his research team has now conclusively
demonstrated that “crude oil and natural gas are generated without the involvement
of fossils.” You can read more about it here.
Although Mr. Kutcherov did not say in his short article, I believe this also applies
to coal. It appears that coal is compressed oil.
August 25, 2011
Is the Constitution still relevant in the present and the future? Yes!
Allen West: Obama Shredding Constitution
Another perspective on the Constitution by Walter E. Williams,
What happened to the call for civility? Larry Elder gives some examples of historical uncivil comments from Maxine.
Kerosene Maxine to Tea Party: "Go to Hell!"
August 22, 2011
Social Degeneration Part 2, Thomas Sowell. See Part 1 in below on August 19.
It appears the legislation that Governor Walker helped get through made some
significant reductions to the deficit and saved many jobs. The recall elections
were a bust. That was a good thing. All of the run away Senators should be voted out of their seats.
Wisconsin Recalls that Liberals Would Rather Forget, Robert Knight
People are beginning to compare Barack Obama's administration to the failed administration
of Jimmy Carter, but a better comparison is to the Roosevelt administration of the 1930s and '40s.
Ominous Parallels, Walter Williams
August 21, 2011
This article from The Heritage Network is a few days old, but explains much of
Obama's blame game.
Obama’s Tour of Denial and Blame Mike Brownfield.
August 20, 2011
It is a scary thought, what could happen to the greatest country this world has ever seen. I won't be around to see much, if any of this happens. I am extremely sad to think this could happen to the people left behind. Unless We The People do everything in our power to prevent it, I am afraid it will. The following piece was posted by Kevin A. Lehmann on August 19, 2011 at 5:48pm on the Tea Party Nation forum.
Contrary to conventional stupidity, Islam is NOT protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. Is there anyone in the three branches of government that can interpret our most sacred document (the Declaration of Independence not withstanding) correctly?
Like in Christendom where the exegesis and hermeneutics of certain scriptures are often skewed to conform to a particular ideology, agenda or belief system, so too has the clear and concise language of the Constitution and the 27 Amendments progressively undergone exegetical attacks over the decades-depending on which party is in power-to conform to a particular political philosophy.
But this is one hermeneutical battle America can ill afford to lose. Our founding principles, i.e. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness hang in the balance. In short-our country's very survival depends on it.
America faces a grave threat from Islam. Muslims are infiltrating our country in droves and they're doing it under the guise of "Constitutional Protection." And like England, if we don't stand our ground now, it will be too late. Muslims are cunning, crafty and clever. They're using our ignorance of the understanding of our own Constitution against us, and they are clandestinely and methodically spreading their tentacles in a quiet and unassuming manner.
Federal, state, and local governments on the other hand won't acknowledge the imminent threat. They incorrectly claim that Muslims have "Constitutional Rights" to come here, proselytize people, build mosques, and implement shariah in their communities and in the public square. They're dead wrong! And by and large, Islam is getting away with it just like they have in Europe. Only unlike Europe, and in Great Britain in particular, it's not too late to stem the tide, but we have to act now. Time is not on our side. In fact, this may come as a shock, but there are more mosques being built on American soil than Christian churches. We are already well under way to being Islamized.
To understand Islam is to understand sharia. The religion of Islam is nothing short of a totalitarian political, economic, military, social and legal system that's camouflaged in religious garb. Their mandate (not objective) is to incorporate our country into a global Islamic caliphate.
Sadly, they are making serious inroads towards their tyrannical mandate because America is not resisting. We are all that stands between freedom and a worldwide Islamic caliphate. The United States of America is the world's last bastion of hope.
Yet, the dreadful message we get from ignorant and incompetent lawmakers is that our Constitution renders us powerless to do anything about it. On the contrary, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence-properly interpreted-actually give our federal, state and local governments justification and authority to stop Islam dead in its tracks!
Here's How . . .
Islam is NOT a religion in the sense we understand religion. Islam-which stands for "submission" or "surrender"-is about COMPLETE DOMINANCE. It is a totalitarian form of government that controls every aspect of the lives of its adherents. It's a barbaric form of life. It masquerades as a monotheistic religion rooted in Old Testament principles, but more appropriately follows the thievery and murderous thuggery of it's founder, Muhammad, a descendent of Ishmael, who came on the scene 600 years after Christ's ascension. Only their modern day tactics now include recruiting mentally ill, naive and gullible idiots who become suicide bombers. And Western countries indoctrinated with the lies of multiculturalism and political correctness-to their demise-have reluctantly turned a blind eye. But like Communism, Marxism and Socialism, the Constitution of the United States of America empowers us to defeat it.
Given that fact, we must understand our founding principles that (1) Rights come from God alone, (2) Muslims do not have the right to divest us of our Rights, and (3) the purpose of civil government is to secure the rights God gave us.
What are our rights, and where do they come from? The Constitution? The Bill of Rights? No! The Declaration of Independence says:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. -that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men . . ."
So, where do our rights come from? God. And what are those rights? Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Liberty is the very essence of God's model for civil government. Inscribed on the Liberty Bell is Leviticus 25:10 - "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
Do Muslims respect the rights God gave us? Of course not! Sharia stands in stark contrast to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Let's have a look . . .
1. Life: Islam is a culture of death, e.g., murder, honor killings and suicide bombers.
2. Liberty: Islam is a culture where women are slaves and prisoners, children are sex toys for old men, and conversion to another belief system is seen as a capital offense and met with a brutal death.
3. Pursuit of Happiness: Theirs is a culture of torture and sadism. How many times have we already heard of young Muslim girls in America who, after they talked to non-Muslim boys, were shot to death or run over by their father for allegedly bringing shame to their family? Public wife beating is commonplace. Women who don't cover their hair are beaten on the spot. They're often gang raped and mutilated and maimed on their faces, even in their own homes, needing multiple witnesses to testify against their male aggressors.
4. Freedom of Speech: Try criticizing Islam in Saudi Arabia-one of our Arab allies. See how swiftly justice is met with your head as the ornament of of an Opec member's Mercedes.
For every right God gave us-not the Constitution or its Amendments-the Muslims seek to eradicate.
Do Muslims have the "right" to impose shariah in this country which strips us of our God-given rights? No! God did not give Muslims the "right" to take away from us, the rights He gave us!
Lawmakers tell us Muslims have a First Amendment "right" to build mosques, proselytize, and implement shariah here. But is that what the First Amendment says? No!
See for yourself . . .
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Now consider the verbiage very carefully. A lot of lawmakers and most Americans make the exegetical error that the First Amendment grants us rights. The First Amendment doesn't grant any rights to anybody. All it does is prohibit Congress from making laws about religion, speech, the press, or assembly.
Therefore, Muslims do not have a First Amendment "right" to build mosques, proselytize, and implement shariah in our country.
Not only do Muslims claim the "right" to impose shariah in the Muslim communities that are rapidly spreading throughout our country, they also claim the "right" to impose shariah law in the public square. They demand shariah compliant financial institutions, foot baths in public places, and that such abominations as wine and pork be banned from their presence. Moreover, they demand that public streets be closed off for "prayers."
So it begs the question: Do Americans have any Constitutional protection against the invasion of a foreign law being foisted upon us? Absolutely!
Article VI, Clause 2 of our Constitution states . . .
"This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the Supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."
Did you get that? Our Constitution and laws are authorized by the Supreme Law of this Land. And anything to the contrary must fall.
The practice of sharia in the United States, at any level directly violates our Constitution. Muslims who therefore seek to overthrow our Constitution or otherwise usurp or circumvent it are guilty of Criminal Sedition. The federal government has the duty to prosecute them for sedition, or deport them.
The Declaration of Independence says the purpose of civil government is to secure the rights God gave us. Muslims seek to take away our God-given rights. Civil government is supposed to protect us from those who seek to divest us of our rights. Therefore it's incumbent on every American citizen to insist that our federal, state, and local governments immediately STOP the Islamization of OUR COUNTRY-starting with an immediate cease and desist on the construction of all mosques! The purpose of our civil government is to protect our GOD-given rights.
The Declaration of Independence recognizes God as Creator, Supreme Judge and Regulator of the World-our Divine Protector.
In fact, Article VII of our Constitution recognizes the Lordship of Jesus Christ . . .
"Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven . . . "
1. Our rights come from God. They predate and preexist the Constitution. Our Constitution doesn't give "rights" to anybody. So Muslims don't have "constitutional rights" to come to our Judeo-Christian established country and build mosques, proselytize, and impose shariah.
2. Muslims take away from people the rights God gave them. Since our Declaration of Independence acknowledges that the purpose of civil governments is to secure the rights God gave us, it is the duty and responsibility of civil governments at all levels to protect us from Islamization.
3. Article VI, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution-the "Supremacy Clause"-is the silver bullet that makes it unconstitutional for Muslims to practice shariah law anywhere in our Country.
Let me be perfectly clear. Islam is not a friend of America. It is our enemy. The very notion of "Chrislam"-a syncretic fusion of Christianity and Islam-being promoted by such notable Christian celebrities as Rick Warren, author of the best selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, is an abomination. It's anti-American, and antithetical to the Christian principles upon which our great nation was founded. It is imperative that you understand the inherent danger of multiculturalism, and the amalgamation of polarizing religions.
Your state senators and congressmen are completely oblivious to the imminent threat that Islam and sharia pose to the sovereignty of our nation. They are uneducated and weak. It's imperative you demand they get informed very quickly and embrace the fight to stop the spread of mosques and sharia at the local level. The Center for Security Policy issued a report last year entitled: "Shariah: The Threat to America". Demand they read it and take immediate action to defend your community from Islamization.
Are you curious to know what life is like when your community has been infiltrated with Muslims, especially after they outnumber the local citizens? Click here to listen to my radio show back on March 21st with Tommy Robinson, the leader of the EDL (English Defense League) in England. Since that time, he was nearly murdered and has had multiple death threats against him, his wife and children for having the guts to speak up.
Europe, in the interest of multiculturalism and political correctness, made a grave error. And now they are hopeless to reverse it, especially in England, without a civil and very bloody religious war. An entire country, even with it's parliamentary government in tact, is now at the mercy of Muhammad and his warriors of death or submission.
Recently exonerated Dutch Member of Parliament, Geert Wilders, listed ten steps Western countries must take to stop the Islamization of their countries.
ALL ten steps are mandated by our Declaration of Independence, and consistent with our Constitution:
1. Stop cultural relativism: We must formalize the idea that we have one dominant culture that is based on Judaism and Christianity [Wilders adds "humanism"].
2. Stop pretending that Islam is a religion.
3. Show the true face of fundamentalist Islam. It is a brutal totalitarian ideology.
4. Stop all immigration from Muslim countries. For Muslims who are already citizens, tell them that if they adhere to our values and our Constitution, they may stay as equals. But if they deviate, we will expel them.
5. Outlaw shariah and deport practitioners.
6. Require Muslims to sign legally binding pledge of integration and allegiance.
7. Stop building mosques.
8. Seek reciprocity with Saudi Arabia for Western churches and synagogues.
9. Close all Islamic schools-they are fascist institutions teaching hate.
10. Remove our current weak leaders.
In closing, we are at war with a very evil and cunning enemy. An enemy that seeks to destroy everything that is good about the United States of America; Everything we value; Everything we cherish, Everything our forefathers and successive generations fought and died for, so that we could receive the torch of freedom and pass it on to our children and grandchildren. This is our moment.It is our time to boldly stand up for our God, our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution our beloved Freedom! Let us exercise our God-given unalienable rights and say "Yes to Freedom!" and "No to Oppression!" We owe it to our children, our grandchildren, and our grandparents.
Until next time . . . Wake Up America!
Kevin A. Lehmann
ABOUT KEVIN A. LEHMANN
A fiercely passionate and independent, libertarian-leaning, constitutional conservative, Kevin is an outspoken opponent of the far left progressive agenda. He rails against big government, the ruse of religion - including Islam and commercial Christianity - and the theological, ideological, and financial war that's being waged against the United States of America. A self-educated Iconoclastic Christian, Entrepreneur and Patriotic American, Kevin A. Lehmann is the purveyor of CatchKevin.com and a prolific writer and blogger. Full of passion, wisdom and wit, his transparent and no-nonsense style makes his talk radio show"Catch Kevin: Unscripted & Uncensored!" not only the (go to) show for relevant stories, business insight, and political punditry, but for tackling the tough issues . . . Head On!?? His high profile guests include politicians, economists, scientists, theologians and business titans. He is also writing his memoir, "Driven: Gambling, Girls, Guts & God." The first 6 chapters of which are posted on his website.
August 19, 2011
President Obama's "listening tour" is over. I hope he listened to someone along
the way. I would have like the chance to say my piece directly, but I can still
do it here. Mr. Obama, you can bring the economy back in a heart beat. Simply cut
taxes, cut spending and cut regulations. In addition, make an announcement that
all energy resources will be allowed to be exploited. And, last, but by not least,
get out of the way. Take a lesson from Cal Coolidge.
Social Degeneration Thomas Sowell
August 16, 2011
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz comments on Rick Perry:
It’s extremely difficult for him to deserve credit for that job creation when you
have rising gas prices that created oil jobs that he had nothing to do with;
when you have military spending as a result of two wars that created military
jobs that he had nothing to do with; when you have the Recovery Act championed
by President Obama that created jobs in Texas that he had nothing to do with,
so it is way overblown to suggest that job creation in Texas is squarely on the
shoulders of his policies. You can read more of her comments
here. When you are business friendly, jobs happen. Whether
Ms. Debbie is right or wrong with the allegations in her statement, the facts are
Governor Perry's policies helped create the jobs in Texas. Did not the other 49 states
have similar situations and resources? Why did Texas create jobs and the others less so?
Maybe Ms. Debbie and President Obama should take notes from Gov. Perry.
The following was posted by Lloyd Marcus on August 15, 2011 at 10:51am on the Tea Party Nation Forum.
I have read several postings by Lloyd and I find them very thoughtful. This one,
I believe is one of the best. Very thoughtful and real.
Due to Obama's declining poll numbers, Democrat tongues loosened by cocktails at parties are quietly suggesting, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could primary Obama out with Hillary? Darn it, we can't because Obama is black!"
I say, "Hallelujah -- a perfect example of divine justice." They who live by the race card die by the race card.
Almost three years ago, the Democrats offered their equivalent of a Trojan Horse to America in the form of a shiny, new, extremely well-crafted, beautiful black man. Its mega-internal speakers broadcast a hypnotic message, heavily reverbed to create a godlike effect and looped 24/7, promising "Hope and Change."
A "perfect storm" of circumstances led to America's enthusiastic embrace of the Democrats' ebony idol Trojan Horse: white guilt, black racism, and perhaps even the popularity of the American Idol TV show. Obama was the first "rock star" American Ebony Idol presidential candidate.
Democrats were elated by their good fortune.
Obama would be the key to implementing all of their liberal-academia, utopia-producing theories, his black skin insulating him from any and all opposition. Oppose Obama? You're racist!
The Democrats keep their R-for-racist branding iron red-hot and ready to apply swift retribution to any feisty, uppity conservative or Republican who dares challenge Obama.
Basking in their tactical genius, Democrats thought, "We did it! We pulled off the perfect exploitation of race to implement our socialistic agenda; a liberal black man in the White House." Someone at the DNC even broke out their old Commodores record as they partied: "Ce-le-brate good times, C'MON!"
As America slept, one night under the cover of darkness, a hidden door in the ebony idol opened; out rushed an army of vicious liberal minions, freedom-killing mandates, and socialistic policies. Their mission: destroy our capitalist system and massacre America as we know it.
Totally unexpected and to the horror of the Democrats, We The People rose up. Patriots, via divine inspiration, formed the Tea Party. Patriot freedom-fighters began winning skirmishes around the country -- governorships in New Jersey, Virginia, and Florida -- and defeating the tyrannous teachers' union in Wisconsin, to name a few. We took the House. We will take the Senate and are predicted to take the White House in 2012.
The Democrats' ebony idol, their so-called gift to America, has been exposed for the fraud it truly is -- a hollow, soulless shell of empty liberal ideology, its internal recorded message malfunctioning and distorted, stuck repeating the phrase, "I blame...I blame...I blame..."
Seeing the handwriting on the wall via polling, the Dems wish they could abandon their disastrous ebony race card for Hillary, their gender card.
But alas, they cannot. After spending the last three years, assisted by their media minions, convincing Americans that any and all criticism of or opposition to Obama is racist, Democrats find themselves victims of their own trap. Fearing the repercussions, Dems do not dare display the slightest abandonment of Obama. I love it! They who live by the race card die by the race card.
Despite the media's relentless attempts to brand us otherwise, the Tea Party has never been about race. Our focus and sole desire have been to uphold the Constitution and restore our freedom, liberty, and culture. The Tea Party's goals are much higher than the Democrats' bottom-feeding agenda of exploiting race for political gain. This is why it is so sweet that they are stuck with their loser black candidate.
You leftists, do not try to spin my comment as being racist. I, along with millions of my white Tea Party brothers and sisters, would gladly cast a presidential vote for blacks such as Herman Cain and Col. Allen West in a heartbeat. So don't even go there.
Ironically, the Democrats who claim ownership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shamefully dishonor his dream. The Tea Party, vilified by the Democrats, fully embraces MLK's dream by judging and selecting their candidates by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Thus, the Tea Party, much-hated by Democrats, is the realization of MLK's dream. And for the record, MLK was a Republican.
The Democrats played the ultimate race card -- an incompetent affirmative-action president, and now they are stuck with him. The faux finish on their once-shiny ebony idol is rapidly deteriorating, peeling off daily. Come 2012, Obama is a sure loser. "Ce-le-brate good times, C'MON!"
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Co-Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Please help me spread my message by joining my Liberty Network.
Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin
August 15, 2011
Warren Buffett: "My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.
It's time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice." News flash Mr.
Buffett: the U.S Treasury accepts gifts from anyone. You and your friends could make
your shared sacrifices and leave everybody else alone. Pay whatever you think is your
fair share, please.
Scientists Expose Inside Job Behind Endangered Species Scam Marita Noon
Everyone must have skin in the game, including the approximately 50% of those that
pay very little or no income tax.
United States Must Broaden Tax Base NCPA
August 14, 2011
Liberals Can’t Tell the Truth About Social Security Funding Ashton Ellis, CFIF
Have we been had again?
A Pyrrhic 'Victory' Thomas Sowell
August 12, 2011
Random Thoughts Thomas Sowell
The following two pieces were written by Judson Phillips on the Tea Party Nation
Forum. The first was posted on Tuesday the day of the recall election in Wisconsin
and the second on Wednesday the day after. These are very important pieces about
the recall election in Wisconsin and need to be known by all. I felt they needed
to be posted here. The labor unions poured many millions of dollars and mobilized
many labor thugs in an attempt to unseat 6 state senators.
He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted!, Judson Phillips, August 9, 2011 at 3:10pm
Bragging is natural. We do it when we are kids. "I scored the winning run!"
"I caught the ball!" "I made an 'A' in science!" We even do it as adults, bragging
about our jobs, spouses, kids and bank accounts, though with the Obama regime, those
brags have gone down faster than the stock market.
There is something that should be bragged about right now, but that isn't happening.
It is the miracle in Wisconsin.
And because the Republicans are not out bragging about their miracle, they may lose and lose badly.
There are several lessons to take from Wisconsin, whether it goes down today as a win or as a loss.
First, when you have good news, shout it from the rooftops! In just a few months,
Governor Scott Walker and the Republican legislature have erased a $3.5 billion
deficit and are showing a surplus. Where Wisconsin had been hemorrhaging jobs under
the Democratic administration before Walker, Wisconsin has added 45,000 jobs through June.
In fact, in June, while the nation added only 18,000 jobs, Wisconsin created 8,500 jobs!
Over half the jobs created in the nation in a single month were in Wisconsin. Wisconsin
and Scott Walker should be haled as heroes and the GOP should be using that as a model for other states.
Because the GOP broke the Union monopoly on health insurance, school districts are
saving millions per district. Property taxes are not going up and teachers are not being laid off.
Have you heard about that?
In Wisconsin, six Republican Senators are being recalled today. The left has made a
full frontal assault against the Republican success in Wisconsin because they know if they do not beat Wisconsin back into line, the Wisconsin success will be repeated in other states and the Unions will lose power and millions in dollars.
The second lesson is this, when the left gets in your face, push back. At the first rally in the Restoring Common Sense tour, we had about fifty radical leftists try to silence us by shouting us down, making noise and trying to sabotage our sound system. We pushed back and would not be silent. After that, they went away.
A few days ago, Governor Scott Walker tried to open the Wisconsin State Fair. The Union Red Shirts, the modern version of the Brown Shirts, shouted him down. What did he do? Nothing!
He should have had his supporters out there and he should have pushed back. Instead, he let the left bully him. These radical leftists are bullies. If you show fear or back down, they will push further.
As the State of Wisconsin holds a primary on Scott Walker today, where is Scott Walker? For the last few days, he has been in Florida!
Because his people are afraid that if he showed up at rallies it would attract Union protesters.
So what? Do you think they will like you if you stay away? Instead, he is working hard on committing political suicide.
The third lesson learned is the GOP is somewhat less than worthless. Republicans are good people. But the organization will sink you faster than the Titanic. When Tea Party Express, Tea Party Nation, Patriot Action Network and FreedomWorks went to Wisconsin for the Restoring Common Sense Tour, the State GOP told candidates and campaigns to stay away from the Tea Party.
Their logic, or lack thereof, was the Tea Party is polarizing and would alienate the moderates. First, when Republicans run as conservatives, we win. Second, anyone with half a brain knows in a special election, the "undecided" don't vote. Special elections are won by the campaign that does a better job of getting its base out.
One thing the Tea Party does very well is getting the base out.
As the tour rolled through Wisconsin, we made nine stops. At over half of the stops, we did not even have the candidate there who we were supporting!
Why? Because the Wisconsin State GOP had told them to stay away.
The Tea Party Express tour was, among other things, a fantastic get out the vote effort. What has the GOP been doing to get out the vote? In Wisconsin, I saw zero effort by the GOP to get the vote out.
Where were the GOP superstars? Where was Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan? He was AWOL. Scott Walker, who received standing ovations from the crowds, was AWOL. These crowds wanted to see Governor Walker. I do not know who the rocket scientist advising Walker is, but Walker needs to fire him or her. Where was Senator Ron Johnson? Where were any of the Presidential candidates? Where was the RNC? The candidates should have broken away from Iowa for at least a day and helped out. This is a team effort. It is not all about the individual candidate.
The only GOP Congressman to show up at any of these events was Reid Ribble. He is a great American and a great Republican. He stepped up where so many others would not.
Perhaps the greatest lesson of Wisconsin is we must play to win and when we do we can win.
If we lose Wisconsin today, it will not be because the left one, it will be because the Republicans would not fight.
A message we have often repeated at Tea Party rallies is we must stand and fight. The left has no problem standing and fighting. The problem is, they fight for socialism and tyranny. We fight for freedom and liberty.
Freedom and liberty are things we must fight for. Perhaps someone should tell that to the Republican Party.
The Political Obituary of Scott Walker, Judson Phillips, August 10, 2011 at 7:26am
Today's headlines were supposed to be the political obituary of Scott Walker. The Union red shirts were supposed to be celebrating in joy today as Walker was to be vanquished. It did not quite go according to script.
Should we be celebrating?
Not yet. This battle is anything but over.
The GOP lost two seats. That was not a surprise. The radical left cherry picked the districts they wanted to go after. They picked what they thought were the six weakest. Dan Kapanke had an up hill fight all the way and Randy Hopper is involved in a nasty divorce amid allegations that he not only has a girlfriend twenty years his junior but helped her get a job with the Walker administration.
Considering the baggage Hopper took with him into the election, it is no surprise that he lost.
The media has been obsessed with the recall of the Republican Senators but has almost totally ignored the recall of two Democratic state senators that will happen next week.
Democratic Senators Randy Wirch and Jim Holperin were among the Democrats who left the state rather than vote on the budget that the GOP had proposed. There should be three Democrats on the state but the bright lights running the campaign of a third Republican challenger failed to get the number of signatures needed for a qualifying petition. They were two short. (Memo to who ever ran that campaign. For a qualifying petition, you ALWAYS get many more signatures than you will need)
If one or both of these members of the Party of Corruption can be recalled, the GOP will have a greater margin in the Senate.
Why is this important?
The Democrats have gone back to their old play book and are trying to woo at least one GOP Senator to switch parties, much as jumping Jim Jeffords did in the United States Senate back in 2001. Jeffords ran as a Republican, but then he switched parties. His move gave the Senate back to the Democrats.
At least one Republican is rumored to be considering such a switch. If a Republican were to switch now, it would give the Democrats a 17-16 majority in the Senate. Any Republican considering this is certainly going to wait until after next week's Democratic recalls, since a win by either challenger would make such a switch moot.
The two challengers in next week's election are Jonathan Steitz and Kim Simac. Steitz is a great candidate who has run a great campaign. His website is Steitzforsenate.com. The real problem Steitz has is getting the word out about him. He is in the Milwaukee media market and that makes any media for him very expensive. Kim Simac is the other challenger. She helped organize the Tea Party movement in Wisconsin and spearheaded the recall effort in her district. Her website is Kimsimacforstatesenate.com.
Both of these contenders will need your help. If you can contribute in the last days to help them get their message out in the media, that would be huge. Also, there are other groups, such as the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama that are jumping in to help. There will be phone banking to help get the vote out. More details on that will follow. Even if you are not in Wisconsin, you can help.
This vote should have been a referendum on the Wisconsin Miracle. When a governor and a legislature take a state from a $3 billion deficit to a surplus in a matter of months and no tax increases are involved, this fact should have been shouted from every rooftop in America. When you go from a state that is loosing jobs at a record pace to being the state that in June created over half the new jobs created in America, this is a message that needs to get out. When you are able in just a few months to change laws that allow school districts to save millions of dollars, not lay off teachers and not raise property taxes, this is good news.
Wisconsin should have been a referendum on a successful Republican administration. This should have been a referendum on how well conservatism works. Instead, the GOP leadership let the other side define the election.
For Scott Walker, this election was a referendum about his future too. Walker could have broken the back of efforts to recall him next January. Instead of supporting his work and those who would help him, he went to Florida.
Walker has seen these protesters up close and personal. They disrupted the opening of the State Fair a few days ago. Protesters create noisy scene when Gov. Walker opens the Wisconsin State Fair. Instead of doing something like having his own people there to counter the protesters, he just stood there like a punching bag.
Walker has been an amazing governor. He has accomplished more in just a few months than most governors accomplish in two terms. But there are two parts to being a governor. One is governing and the other is campaigning. Walker's instincts for campaigning seem to be sadly lacking.
One thing we learned long ago, you do not play nice with the far left. When they try to shout you down, you figure out a way to shout louder. Those on the left are simply adult versions of 5th grade school bullies, just with less class. Everyone knows with a bully, you either give them what they want and they will continue to harass you or you stand up to them and they back down.
Neither Scott Walker nor the GOP has recognized this. When the left attacks, you do not back down. When the left attacks you do not try to make nice. When the left attacks you do not try to be their friend because they hate you.
You stand up and you fight.
Scott Walker and the Republicans in Wisconsin dodged one bullet yesterday, but this is a lesson they had better learn quickly or next January we will be writing Scott Walker's political obituary.
August 7, 2011
Spare Us the Sermons, Mr. President Victor Davis Hanson
August 4, 2011
Obama Is Out of Options Jonah Goldberg
LA student indoctrination at its fineness!
Students Learn How to Bargain a Teacher's Contract Kyle Olson
August 3, 2011
Can Islam Be Reformed? Dennis Prager
The Poor Are Not Poor Because the Rich Are Rich Star Parker
'Million Teacher March' Falls About 992,000 People Short Kyle Olson
August 2, 2011
Ideals Versus Realities Thomas Sowell
Indoctrination Fridays: Three Little Pigs Slaughtered by Leftists Kyle Olson
Democrat 'Budget Plan': Attack the Tea Party and Misquote Reagan Larry Elder
July 26, 2011
Walter E. Williams tells us about
Failing Liberty 101.
Our public schools are mostly responsible for this and it is another reason to dismantle the teacher unions.
And yet another good reason is given in this article:
National Education Association Thanks Students for Raising PAC Funds
July 25, 2011
Ten Ways Progressive Policies Harm Society's Moral Character. Dennis Prager has this nailed.
July 10, 2011
I recently purchased a copy of Waiting for Superman and watched it. I had heard for sometime
it was well worth the cost and time. It was. I would recommend any one that has at least a
modicum interest in educating our children check this out. I have discussed many of the points
presented in this documentary (see Education under Issues). The bottom line is parents need a
choice on how they want to educate their children. That does not mean that every parent will
make the right choice or even make one. There are some states that are making progress in this.
I am going to do some research on which states are doing what and how. A few days ago, on July 3,
I posted an article on what are some of the after affects of legislatiion that Gov. Walker
was pushing for and passed in Wisconsin. There are some good results, if you have not seen it yet,
please take a look.
July 8, 2011
Unemployment is up to 9.2%. According to Drudge, WH Dismisses: People do not sit around
analyzing unemployment numbers and Top Obama advisor says unemployment won't be key in 2012.
Both of these statements are wrong. The Obama administration is greatly underestimating
the American people. It looks like your ideas are not working. Misery index is up, unemployment
is up, cost of living is up and 3 out 4 people polled think we going in the wrong direction.
Maybe Obama should stop campaigning and try to figure out why we are going in the wrong direction.
For more than two years you have been trying it your way, just maybe you should try another way.
Hint: cut taxes, cut spending, cut regulations and last and by no means least, get out of the way.
July 5, 2011
Casey was found not guilty today of killing Caylee. Now that raises a new question,
who did? This brings up another trial a few years ago. OJ was found not guilty of
killing Nicole and Ron, who did? I suppose this means we will have two
individuals out searching for the real killers? Maybe they can join up and search together?
July 4, 2011
10 Things You Might Not Know About America's Independence Nicole Swinford, July 04, 2011
American Constitution faces 'progressive' threat.
Prior threats have been tried during the
Wilson and FDR administrations and the Obama administration wants to take a stab at it too.
The progressives have lamented the Constitution as written has too many negative rights and
not enough positive rights. If want to know which of those rights they would want to add check out the
1936 CONSTITUTION OF THE USSR, Chapter 10.
How well did this Constitution work for the Soviet People? The rights enumerated in Chapter 10
look very good and would have worked well in a non-corrupt government. The Soviet Union was a very
corrupt government with power in very few hands. Our founders knew authoritarian/totalitarian
governments are the norm and leads to a few (central government) having all the power and the
masses suffer for it. If those rights were good, then why did the Soviet Union Government force
its citizens to stay and kill some trying to escape? It seems to me that its citizens were not
too happy with the way things were. Call me cynical.
Our Constitution is unique in all mankind. The founders designed our government to be small and
have checks and balances to protect the citizen's freedom & liberty. Article I, Section 8,
enumerates the duties of the Congress. Amendment X states: The Powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the
States respectively, or to the people. This is why these United States of America are exceptional
and we have our founders to thank for that. If the progressives get there way and start adding
rights or replace the Bill of Rights with what they feel should be in the Constitution, I am
afraid we will go the way of the USSR.
July 3, 2011
Here is a humorous and educational discussion,
Why Do Blacks Vote for Democrats?,
presented by Andrew Klavan. You can find this and some other free videos, but to gain access to
many others will require a subscription to pjtv.com.
It may be well worth the cost.
Is it not interesting what free market principles can do, if allowed to work? Gov. Walker of Wisconsin
and the legislature made some changes that caused some striking results. Read about it here in this article,
Union curbs rescue a Wisconsin school district. Do you think the Obama administration might
want to look at what Wisconsin has accomplished? I doubt it. You can be assured other states,
especially those run by conservative governors and legislatures, are looking at what Wisconsin is doing very closely.
July 2, 2011
I had to post the following here, because it must be said and I could not do much better.
We must decide whether we want to allow social democracy/nanny state/big government to rule our lives
or work to restore our country to the original intent of smaller government. Pres. Wilson (1913-1921),
got this progresive ball rolling by ratifing the 16th, 17th and 18th admendments. The
latter was repealed by the 21st admendment, maybe with a lot of guts, we could repeal the
other two. You need to get off the wagon and help pull.
What then must we do?
Posted by Judson Phillips on July 2, 2011 at 8:45am in Tea Party Nation Forum
Leo Tolstoy wrote a book by that name in 1887. The question remains timeless.
What must we do?
Or more to the point, what must we conservatives do? Time is no longer our friend. For decades, the forces of the hard left have worked to undermine liberty and to bring socialism to our shores. Now, they are close to succeeding in their dream of a Socialist America.
What then must we do if we are going to stop socialism?
Michael Filozof in the American Thinker on July 1, called for a new militant conservative movement. Why? Because there isn't one.
43% of Americans self identify as conservatives. Another 32% self identify as moderates. That is going to include everything from center right to center left. Only 23% self identify as liberals. Unfortunately for America, the liberals are militant and for decades now, liberalism has been advancing and conservatism has been in retreat.
For the last few decades, conservatives have been at best, passive. We have waited for the next great hero to come along. Where would America be today had Ronald Reagan not decided to run for President? From Goldwater, we waited for Reagan to come along. From Reagan we waited and hoped George W. Bush was the next conservative hero. Now we wait for Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain or the as yet undefined conservative hero to come in and rescue us.
We don't need a hero. We need to rescue ourselves. We need to become militant.
What then must we do?
A call to become militant is not a call to raise arms, but a call to raise our commitment. As committed as the far left has been to socialize this nation, we must be more committed to American exceptionalism and liberty.
Conservatives are defined by a couple of characteristics. Work and family. We work hard and then all we want to do is go home and spend time with our families. Those are noble traits, but if we are going to prevail in this struggle, those days are over.
For three generations of Americans, the concept of sacrifice is almost totally unknown. No more. What now must we do? We are going to have to make sacrifices of our time and our energy.
For those who are not active in your local Tea Party groups, that time is now over. You must get active. You must become involved.
Unless we are going to make the Tea Party a political party, which is something most people in this movement do not want to do and something I do not want, you must also become involved in your local Republican Party. In America, we have a socialist party, the Democrats and then we have a non-denominational party, the Republicans. You are not going to go anywhere in the Democratic Party if you are not pretty far to the left. In the GOP, you can be almost anywhere and if you are willing to work in the party, it almost does not matter what your beliefs are. Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger or Jon Huntsman or Gary Johnson.
We need to make the Republican Party a true conservative party.
At the local level we need conservative/Tea Party activists to plot how we are going to take the localities back. There are some good local areas where you have good local government. Those are fairly rare. We need Tea Party activists running for office. We need Tea Party activists running for City Council or County Commission. We need Tea Party activists on the school board.
Sarah Palin started her rise in government as a leader in the PTA. Where could you start?
The School Board is probably the government branch that the Tea Party most needs to control and needs to do quickly. We have lost three generations or maybe more to liberal teachers. In Wisconsin, the Teachers' Union was busily turning another generation of kids into liberal activists when they took the kids, who should have been in school studying, to the capitol to protest for the Teachers' Union.
We have far too many instances of our schools and our colleges being used for little more than political indoctrination and conversion centers. We can no longer afford to sit around and complain. Voting is not enough. We have to get involved.
Any conservative revolution we have must start at the local level. We must control the school boards because they control the education of children and that is the future.
We must get Tea Party activists into the city councils, particularly in some larger cities. We conservatives have abandoned the big cities to the liberals. Conservatives typically just flee to the suburbs. Look at the big cities. They are disasters. They are also almost universally controlled by liberals. Name a single large city that has a conservative mayor? The ten poorest cities in America all have something in common. None of them have a Republican Mayor. Not only do they not have a Republican Mayor, none of them have elected Republican leadership in decades.
Detroit, which is the basket case of all American cities, has not elected a Republican mayor in 50 years! In the last fifty years, Detroit has gone from being a model American city to being a failed city. One of Detroit's biggest attractions now is what is called "Urban exploration." People go to the old abandoned buildings in Detroit, much as tourists visit the ruins in Rome or Greece.
We have seen liberal activism for the last fifty years. They have been militant and a minority and look what they have done. Now, they are on the verge of doing what socialists have dreamed about for decades. They want to destroy the capital of the free market system. They want to destroy the greatest, freest nation that has ever existed.
What then must we do?
We are going to have to make sacrifices. Instead of just working and going home to spend the evenings and weekends with our families, we are going to have to give of that time to help save the country.
2012 will be the greatest battle of our lives. Do not think the left will go quietly into oblivion, accepting the will of the American people that we do not want to be socialist.
They will fight with everything they have. They will pull every dirty trick they can come up with.
If we are going to save freedom and liberty for ourselves, our children and our grand children, we are going to have to fight back. We must commit ourselves and our wealth and our sacred honor to one overwhelming goal.
We must commit ourselves to the destruction of liberalism in this country.
June 10, 2011
- Thomas Sowell, Jun 6, 2011
Two unrelated news stories on the same day show the contrast between government
decisions and private decisions.
June 6, 2011
Some random thoughts
Rep. Weiner (D-NY) stated today that he takes
responsibility for everything.
Should not that include his resignation from the House? I think it would be the right thing to do. After all, how can
anyone trust him from this point on?
The government needs to get out of the business of telling a business how to run its business. This includes,
but not limited to, reducing the uncertainty. A good start would be reducing taxes, spending, regulations and
get out of the way. Let business do what it does best, provide a service, build a product, make a profit and create JOBS.
The bigger the government the smaller the citizen. This statement is used by
Dennis Prager frequently on his radio show. Dennis is a very interesting fellow to listen to and I encourage you to visit his site.
Republicans believe illegal immigration should be a crime according to
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DNC Chair). Gosh, if it is not, I sure want it to be!
I received the following in an email and have no idea who to give credit.
If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.