Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fascism Comes With A Flag And A Cross

This quote has been seen flying around the interwebs recently:

"When fascism truly comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

It has been attributed to Sinclair Lewis, but there is some doubt that he is in fact the author. Lewis was Ivy league educated, a writer, an alcoholic and lived during the turbulent 30s, which was a high point in American history for the left's efforts to bring down the United States. People proudly and openly called themselves socialists, progressives, fascists and communists. Once the horrors of socialist Germany, fascist Italy and communist countries like China and the Soviet Union were revealed, many thinking people abandoned their desire to pursue regime change. The bitter clingers however went to Hollywood, academia, media and politics where they could continue their destructive work slightly below the radar.

The best source I have found for the original thought comes from, to nobody's surprise, a Yale professor as quoted by the New York Times in a 1938 story:

When and if fascism comes to America it will not be labeled ‘made in Germany’; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, ‘Americanism’” – An uncredited New York Times reporter covering Halford E. Luccock in an article published September 12, 1938.

If you accept the left/right paradigm, I don't, socialists/communists/progressives/anarchists/marxists supposedly occupy the left of the political spectrum. Then on the right, are the fascists/nationalists/theocrats. The only problem with this view is the striking similarity between all these movements. Are they really that different? They all share a rejection of personal freedom. Observe:

1. A desire for equitable distribution of goods and services - Equalizing the misery for all but a select few rulers/overlords/bureaucrats. Sometimes now referred to as social justice - an oxymoron for another blog.

2. Worship of the state, leader or designated deity - Even if religion is tolerated, it is highly regulated by government. There is zero tolerance for any competitive religion or proselytizing.

3. Cult of personality around a supreme leader - Number 2 and 3 are very closely linked.

4. Eradication of private property and wealth - All wealth goes to the state, which is normally controlled by a supreme leader or limited circle of friends and family. If redistributed, it is totally at the whim of the supreme authority and normally granted based on one's status or relationship to those in power.

5. Confiscation of all weapons - Can't allow the people to protect themselves from criminals, the oppressive state Commissars, the religious police, or heaven forbid, risk a revolution.

6. Reeducation and eradication camps - From Iran to China to Viet Nam to Germany to Italy to Cuba to the Soviet Union, these anti-freedom movements have murdered millions of their own to further the political goals and protect the political system.

7. Inequality still remains - Even with a preponderance of evidence that these systems never deliver what they promise, people remain hooked on hopium. When government steals from one to give to another, nobody wins. Everyone gets poorer, with the exception of those fortunate few that get to do the stealing and the enforcing under the new all powerful government.

8. Controlled media and entertainment - Objective news journalism and media is replaced by state-controlled propaganda - see ABC/CNN/MSNBC/NBC/CBS/NY TIMES/Time/Hollywood/NPR etc. These once respected media outlets have become laughingstocks here in the United States by continually parroting the party line of the left. For most of the 20th century, the left had a virtual monopoly on news and entertainment, but the American people largely resisted their push to the left. 

9. Government education - Better described as indoctrination instead of education. The collective good always comes first. Individual achievement is discouraged. Competition is viewed negatively because it might instill hope, or a desire to improve one's station in life above the state's desired limit of advancement.

10. Loss of freedom - You truly become a ward of the state - totally dependent on the all-powerful state. Any dreams and ambitions must be sanctioned by the state. Any progress or advancement is not based on merit, but based on loyalty to the state. Any disagreement or disloyalty results in arrest or eradication by the state. The state is your source for everything, including your very right to live.

The alternative to this is what our Founding Fathers created here in the United States. A group of citizens who consent to be governed. They created a contract known as the Constitution. This was to ensure that Freedom, which comes from God, not a state, could never be compromised by a state or corrupt President.

This system of government could never have come to fruition had it not been for the Christian worldview that freedom comes from God, not government. Without a benevolent supreme being establishing the bounds of morality, man becomes ruthless. Without Jesus as your personal Lord, you are a child of Satan. And his children are capable of the most horrific crimes against humanity. And without a commitment to intimately know God and His will, even a Christian can be influenced by the evil one. Jesus said HE would build HIS Church. As long as man keeps trying to do it without him, we will see religion, not God's Church with Jesus as the High Priest.

Now let's go back to the original quote - the concept that fascism will be implemented with the cross and the flag. The lefties like to trot this nonsense out to show that Christianity is somehow a threat to freedom. The freedom this country has enjoyed for most of its existence owes its very life to Christianity. If you can't see the hand of providence on this nation, you're blind. And you would be hard-pressed to find a non-Christian nation in the history of the world with the blessings of liberty to the degree Americans once enjoyed before the left's onslaught.

No historian worth a lick would ever call fascism pro-Christian. Even in Italy, where Catholicism reigned, there was persecution against all religions until Mussolini found ways to use the Vatican for his own purposes. In fact, the whole ugly, unbiblical concept of social justice has its roots in the Vatican and the religious left that have twisted scripture in ways in which it was never intended.

And while all "Isms" use religious and national symbols when needed to promote their agenda, there would be no substance, and certainly no acceptance of the traditional Christian worldview, which values freedom above all else. All the "Isms" would eventually seek to either change the message in the pulpit, or rid itself completely of Christianity because there can be no greater power than the state, and no worship of anyone else except those that are in authority or the "religion" they establish/endorse.

Note the recent visit of Valerie Jarrett, Obama lackey and proud lefty, to an Atlanta Church for a clearly political speech aimed at destroying opposition that stands in the way of government growth. I have read all the Words of Jesus. Never once did he call for people to depend on government for their survival. He taught quite the opposite. God is your source. Seek the Kingdom of God - God's way of doing things, and everything will be given to you (Matthew 6). Its hardly an endorsement for big government or social justice. And Paul reinforces the message against government dependence in 2 Thessalonians (3:10): The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.

The more government grows and the more problems they "solve" for you, the less freedom you have. I know its fun to paint Christians as the enemy, but there are far more dangerous forces in play. The choice is between liberty and tyranny. True Christians will always support Liberty. God is all about freedom. He gives you a choice. Believe Him and receive eternal life, or reject Him. He will defend your right to choose eternal damnation, all the while giving you every second of your life to change your mind because He loves you so much and does not want to lose a single person. Would the state and all the "Isms" give you this much freedom?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Office of Holiday Decorations, Activities, Music and Nutrition

Double digit unemployment, flea-bitten malcontents occupying and agitating in our major cities, $15 TRILLION in debt and growing, and on the agenda of this administration is...wait for it...

The Department of Agriculture has since backed off of this lunacy, for now. They claimed it was merely a fee that would be used to help promote the fresh Christmas tree growers. But do they really need a government program to advertise Christmas trees? Its not like its the biggest holiday of the year or anything. And what about the artificial tree market and the mall Santas? How long before they start demanding their piece of the pie?

Whether its billion dollar bailouts for car companies, or a $0.15 tax on Christmas tress, does any private business really need or deserve taxpayer dollars? That is OUR money and should not be wasted beyond the Constitutionally mandated functions of the Federal government. It was never the intent of our Founding Fathers to take money from one group and give it to another. That sure has changed over the years.

If the Christmas tree growers feel the need to increase their price and pool their resources to fund a national marketing campaign, I applaud them. Give me a call and I will help with their marketing efforts. Just keep the government out of it.

Let's pretend that this is a good idea. Start with a small fee that gets passed down the distribution chain until the consumer has to absorb this increase in cost. Money is tight, so maybe they skip the tree this year, or go back to the artificial one in the attic. Government is now faced with a shortfall, so the fee becomes a tax and is expanded and added to all Christmas decorations. Do you see the insanity at work here?

Having been on this planet for a few years now, I know how government corruption works. We start with a small fee. Then, we need someone to manage these funds. And of course we need bureaucrats to monitor the money to make sure it is spent "wisely" and find new ways to regulate trees and anything holiday related. The media trots out "victims" of holiday trauma sounding the alarm that something must be done...for the children. Before long, President Obama recognizes the need to regulate all holidays, so with much fanfare he creates a whole new agency:

Office of Holiday Decorations, Activities, Music and Nutrition - OH DAMN for short

Staffed with the best and the brightest of Obama's campaign contributors and loyal supporters, America is stuck with yet another bloated agency determined to out mission creep the others. And of course the Democrat party has yet another large and growing staff of loyal voters determined to keep their gravy train a chugging along. 

Naturally, American taxpayers will have to reach deep down and send in a few more dollars they don't have to keep this behemoth growing and functioning properly. How could we have a proper Winter Celebration with a beautiful Holiday Tree all decorated with OH DAMN approved ornaments and lights. And don't worry about those obnoxious carolers, OH DAMN would approve, license and monitor to make sure only OH DAMN approved Holiday Carols are performed by qualified OH DAMN licensed performers. 

The Spring Bunny would bring us only the best OH DAMN approved chocolate bunnies in our Holiday baskets and the OH DAMN approved Spring Eggs would never be hidden, so as not to disappoint the little ones.

Bobbing for apples would no longer be a terrifying ordeal. With the OH DAMN approved water level and temperature monitors, safety always comes first. Turkey, don't even think about the hassle of preparation. You will be eternally thankful such a government agency exists to ensure Turkey Day and football watching parties are a blast.

I'm not sure how we have lasted for so long without OH DAMN to save us.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Occupy This!

“She just really trusts capitalism and doesn’t recognize that capitalism is kind of responsible for a lot of the injustices we have in the world.” -- Sociology major, graduate of Brown University, member of the state-run media and Occupy Wall Street community agitator.

For those not fortunate enough to have attended the ivy covered walls of Brown, let's first discuss what Capitalism really means. Obviously, this young lady missed the discussion on this critical issue.

In its purest form, Capitalism is private ownership of wealth and property. With this comes the ability to conduct commerce and trade without any restrictions from government. It is simply freedom to conduct business the way you see fit.

America in its early days came as close to a pure capitalistic system as has probably ever existed. As long as government remained small and very limited, as the Founding Fathers intended, Americans prospered. We grew to be the wealthiest nation and greatest world power in the history of the world in less than 200 years! The "poor" in this nation have lived in opulence compared to most of the world's impoverished areas. 

With just an idea and some elbow grease, the most recent immigrant or the poorest person could build a business empire that would employ thousands. Their accumulated wealth was then invested in other ventures creating more jobs, as well as philanthropic ventures like hospitals, colleges and religious endeavors.

But after several wars and political movements, government expanded to the point that private ownership is on the decline and commerce greatly inhibited. 

Attempt to drill for oil, or farm on your property and host of federal, state and local alphabet agencies, along with radical enviro-nazi groups will make you wish you never even owned the land. If you attempt to leave your business to your children, the IRS will pounce and eat up your life's work in estate taxes. Build a better mousetrap, and all sorts federal agencies will attempt to regulate its manufacture and distribution. Consumer groups along with their attorneys will attack until you surrender the idea and/or give up your dream completely.

No matter how small the business, there is some government bureaucrat that will either tax, regulate, or destroy it. Even the smallest lemonade stand, a kids Summer income stream for decades, is not too small for government intervention. 

Does this sound like capitalism to you?

But on to the point of the ivy league educated agitator - Capitalism is responsible for a lot of injustices in the world.

If that were true, what is the alternative?

Communism/Socialism - Where the wealth is concentrated in the hands of a handful, or even just one Dear Leader, and misery and poverty is spread equally to everyone else? With over 160,000,000 murdered victims to its credit, this doesn't seem to be a good alternative.

Theocracy - Where whack-a-doodle Imans make up laws as they go and decapitate you for the slightest offense? Islamic economies have accounted for over 270,000,000 deaths and counting. I'll pass.

Fascism - A cozy marriage of government and corporate interests designed to concentrate power and wealth in the hands of a select few people that control and manage virtually every business decision? Since there is a fine line between Communism/Socialism and Fascism, we could just as easily claim the same body count. But since so many historians try to make a case that they are all different, probably only a fraction of the Communism numbers.

I'm not going to waste my time exploring any other systems. They are all inherently flawed. America is not and has not been a capitalist economy in many years. One could make a good case that we have never been a true capitalist system. We are much closer to Fascism or Socialism than Capitalism these days. 

When government can force banks to give loans to people with no credit and then promise to cover their losses when these mortgages go bad, that is NOT Capitalism. 

If elected leaders choose business winners and losers by tax/regulatory policy or outright handouts, that is NOT Capitalism

Requiring citizens to purchase health insurance, while at the same time passing laws designed to destroy the private sector insurance market at worst, and at best driving the price up beyond the reach of the average citizen or business, thus forcing them to accept substandard government-run insurance, is NOT Capitalism.

Capitalism is not the problem, it is the solution. Growing an even larger and more corrupt government to "manage" private property and "redistribute the wealth" will not make anyone richer. None of the demands of the OWS crowd will result in more prosperous individuals or nation. You cannot take from one and give to another without impoverishing both!

I know the OWS crowd has a lot of silly demands. So here are a few of mine, they come from a pretty reliable source:

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me - God is your source - not the state, not Obama and not your fellow citizens. If you take the king's coin, you become his servant. Think about that if you are desiring money from the government. Do you really want to become a slave to the state? Or do you want the freedom to make choices for yourself on when and how to spend, invest and share your hard earned wealth?

2. Six days shalt thou labor and rest on the seventh - You will never get anywhere in life without working for it. God gives you the power to get wealth. But it only comes through honest labor. Sitting around banging drums in a park is not honest labor - especially once Soros' money runs out.

3. Honor thy father and thy mother - This goes beyond your birth parents, but includes your Founding Fathers who were pretty darn smart. They rightly knew the dangers of a mob intent on stealing from the treasury, which is actually stealing from your fellow citizens.

4. Thou shalt not kill - the correct rendering is murder. Carrying out justice or fighting in a war to preserve freedom or protect the innocent is not murder no matter what Jane Fonda thinks. BTW - Abortion is murder, but that seems to be permissible for the no shower types.

5. Thou shalt not steal - Guess what, if you are taking money from the government, they have stolen it from some poor citizen, therefore you are an accessory to theft. Government cannot and will not ever supply all of your needs, much less your desires. You need to find a more reliable source - see #1 and #2 above.

6. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor - The lies being spewed by the OWS crowd are disgusting. Please move to Cuba, China or some other 3rd world utopian hellhole if you think America is so bad. If a person starts a business and then builds it into a successful enterprise, they are not a villain, nor evil. They are not "taking" anything from you. For now, you may choose to spend your money, whatever the tax man doesn't confiscate, with whichever business you choose.

7. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, ass, wife or anything else that belongs to your neighbor - Imagine what life would be like if the OWS crowd took this commandment seriously. Who are the greedy ones? The people that have worked hard, invested and built a business, or the ones demanding that they "share their wealth."

And don't forget that you shall not make unto you any graven image to represent God or any other spiritual being. Adultery is not good either and it can be committed in your heart just by lusting for someone. And of course taking the Lord's name in vain has been quite popular with the agitating community. All of these push you further away from the love, peace and prosperity that you are demanding from Wall Street and the government, that can only come from God.

One final note, I find it interesting that the demands of the OWS crowd sound so eerily similar to Lenin's demands: end all wars, nationalize banks, equality of wages. Its simply 21st century Socialism regurgitated and repackaged for another generation of useful idiots to parrot. The people who lived and died under the oppressive Soviet government learned the hard way that Socialism always sounds good until you have to live, or die, under it.

America is not perfect. But at least there is still a flicker of freedom here. This is the reason so many people do their best to come to this country. It offers hope that only freedom can provide. That hope dies if/when the OWS mob gets their way. Something an ivy league graduate should fully understand if she were taught truth, not socialist propaganda.

Final Thoughts From Our Founding Fathers

"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants."
 Benjamin Franklin

"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."
Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence

"Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature."
Benjamin Franklin

"Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
Benjamin Franklin

"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
Patrick Henry

"In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed....No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."

 Noah Webster

"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."

 Patrick Henry

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
Abraham Lincoln

"Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom."
Patrick Henry

Friday, September 09, 2011

Forget 9/11?

Liberal writers make me laugh. Take E. J. Dionne - I believe his initials stand for Embrace Jihad, but don't quote me on that. Dionne wrote a stunning piece on how we all need to forget 9/11 and get on with our lives. I may have to read it again. Because I believe he may have even quoted Rodney King, "Why can't we all get along."

It amazes me how quickly people forget history. 9/11 wasn't just an isolated incident. It was a meticulously planned mission designed to strike at the heart of America. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives within an hour. Had the 4th plane been successful, that number may have been even higher.

The terrorist attack on September 11 was just another in a long line of attacks and attempted attacks on America, Americans and American interests that have dated back to when this country was first founded.

Let's do a quick review of some of the more recent ones:
February 26, 1993 - World Trade Center Bombing
June 25, 1996 - Khobar Towers Saudi Arabia targeting US troops
February 24, 1997 - Empire State building shooting by Palestinian terrorist
August 7, 1998 - US Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya
December 14, 1999 - Port Angeles, Washington 2000 Millenium plot foiled
October 12, 2000 - USS Cole
September 11, 2001 - World Trade Center 2
December 22, 2001 - Shoe Bomb plot foiled
October 2002 - Beltway snipers
August 10, 2006 - Heathrow Airport (American-bound planes) plot foiled
May 7, 2007 - Fort Dix plot foiled
June 1, 2009 - Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting station shooting
November 5, 2009 - Fort Hood shooting
May 1, 2010 - Times Square attempted car bombing

As much as liberals would like to pretend that everything is all peaches and cream, there is obviously a determined enemy that is continually finding new ways to terrorize this country and its citizens.

Yes, America needs to be economically strong. But that will never happen with the current President and a Congress out for their own interests and not what is best for the nation. Economic strength can only come from shrinking government and reducing the insanity of Federal regulations and taxes. But not even that will help if we live in fear of yet another terrorist attack.

We ignored the terrorist threat during the Clinton administration, treating each new attack as a law enforcement matter. What did that get us? An even more terrifying attack.

Embrace Jihad Mr. Dionne. I want no part of it!

Friday, July 22, 2011

GOP - Wealth Does Not Buy Wisdom

Supposedly overheard at a wealthy GOP donor confab:

I’m Republican but I voted for President Obama, because I couldn’t live with Sarah Palin.

I used to think people who worked hard and created a lot of wealth must be pretty smart, but now I wonder. Could this statement really be true, or is the state-controlled media pushing their "scary Sarah" meme.

The fact that they admit voting for Obama means they are either very stupid, or complicit in his efforts to "radically transform America." And the reason given was they "couldn't live with Sarah Palin!?"

Can someone please explain what was so objectionable about a pro-life, pro-domestic energy, pro-free market, fiscal Conservative, female Governor of our largest state riding an 80% approval rating as the VP nominee? Is this simply sexism? Or have we as nation been brainwashed to the point that we believe the radical left's characterization of Conservatives as far right radicals?

There is nothing radical about Classical Liberalism/Conservatism unless you are a committed socialist/marxist/statist/progressive. Either you are for freedom and limited government, or you want larger and more intrusive government, with far less liberty.

Contrast Palin with the Obama/Biden ticket that had zero executive experience, but plenty of experience in community agitation, plagiarism, government growth and Marxist dogma.

Did these wizards of smart not see Obama's interviews, read his writings and listen to his goals? They had to have been total political neophytes not to see what was coming under the Obama regime. Obama was quite literally suckled by the Marxist teat. His parents, grandparents, friends, professors, advisors and preacher were all committed radicals, terrorists and socialists. What could have possibly made someone think this guy was going to govern from the center after his election? Obama's first term will be as "centrist" as you will ever see from him. That should give everyone pause before the next election.

This will be the most important election in my lifetime and will have ramifications for decades to come where our freedom is concerned. I hope that even the wizards of smart use their brains this time before making donations or entering the voting booth.

Pray for our nation.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

We Are Now A Thugocracy

"I cannot guarantee that those checks (Social Security) go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it," President Obama on CBS

It is appalling what this man is willing to do. What possible purpose is served by scaring seniors with a threat like this. They did not run the debt up to $14 trillion. They are not responsible for all the waste, fraud and abuse. They did not vote for the union bailouts or the non stimulating stimulus. They did not hire scores of czars and grow government by the thousands. If there is any money problems Mr President, look in the mirror and at your own party.

Someone that cares about this nation would have heard the people loud and clear back in November of 2010. We are tired of the wasteful spending and the ever increasing debt. We want CHANGE. Not that hopey/socialist kind of change, but real change where Washington operates on a budget and does not spend more than it takes in. Why is that so difficult for the "most intelligent President ever?"

The national debt is an outrageous $130,000 per taxpayer and almost $47,000 per citizen. In what universe do we need to be borrowing more? I once read the following in a very good book. The wisdom of this short little verse is profound, but seemingly lost in the hallowed halls of government.

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Proverbs 22:7 ESV

Its well past time to stop being a borrower. With the wealth of resources God has given us and the freedom we should be enjoying, we should be the world's financier and leading exporter of energy, instead of groveling to China and the Middle East.

To solve Obama's debt crisis, we need more TAXPAYERS, otherwise known as EMPLOYED FOLKS, because the burden is already overwhelming those fortunate enough to be employed during the current administration's "fundamental change" of our country. The only hope we have to get out of this mess is to drastically cut spending, regulation and taxes. This will allow the private sector to create more jobs, grow the economy and produce enough revenue to balance the budget and retire the debt. Sucking more money out of the private sector prevents that from happening!

Here is my simple solution. No more golf games for Obama, and no more luxurious taxpayer funded vacations for the First lady, until enough government spending is cut to at least balance the budget this year. I know how much Obama likes golf and how much the FLOTUS enjoys free travel, but it is a sacrifice that is necessary. Maybe then the gravity of the spending/debt situation might get his full attention.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I Am Sarah Palin!

This is a wonderful article that hits the nail on the head in so many ways.

I am Sarah Palin

Sure they admired Palin for her positions and record. But there was also a feeling that she was a different type of politician in the sense that she appeared to be natural, not artificial or forced, an impression strengthened by the evidence gathered from the recent email frenzy which seems to suggest that what you get from Palin is exactly what it says on the tin.

Like the author suggests, I take the attacks and insults of Palin personally. I see a woman of honor and integrity in Sarah Palin. She sees the problem of dependence on overseas oil suppliers and the solution is simple - drill here, drill now! No special interests to coddle. No focus group tested slogans. It is a simple solution that most Americans would heartily agree with if given a choice. Killing our domestic energy sector, or betting taxpayer dollars on windmills and solar panels, is silly if not criminal.

When it came to Obamacare, we all knew what it was - socialized health care and a disaster in the making. For anyone who loves freedom, the mere thought of government having the power over your health is unacceptable. Few national pundits and politicians came forward fighting for our freedom. But there was Palin fighting for us, and with two simple words "death panels," nearly knocked the wind out Obama's sails. She said what many of us were thinking and with a voice that shook the halls of Congress. The problems we have with health care are directly related to government involvement. If you are trying to reduce costs and provide more access to quality health care, the solution is definitely NOT more government.

I could go on. There are so many problems we face as a nation and most are directly related to a government that is out of control and fighting against the will of the people and our liberty. The solutions are actually quite simple. Shrink government, reduce regulation and taxes and watch the economy grow. All we need is freedom to restore the greatness of our nation. All we need is a LEADER that is not owned by the establishment or special interests. All we need is Sarah Palin.

I am Sarah Palin!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

PETA Versus Al Gore Down Under

If the disciples of Al Gore's climate church squared off against the Australian versions of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals...I mean People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or the Humane Society, who would win? Better yet, who would YOU root for?

It seems that the global warming Nazis down under have cooked up a swell scheme to kill all the camels. Not the cigarettes, but actual camels roaming the outback. Now I hear camel meat is tasty - I've never tried it. But the primary stated purpose is to reduce the global warming gases, Methane and C02, that the camels produce during the course of digesting plants.
Australian camels could be shot to curb methane

Now, its been a few years since I studied biology and earth science, but I vaguely recall that decaying plants release...wait for it, Methane and C02. So if the camels are not eating the vegetation, would it not simply die and release the same amount of gas? Or, some other creature would begin to thrive now that the camels were not eating all the tasty green stuff, right? And then of course we would have those same gasses being produced by whatever animal took the camel's place in the food chain.

Camels are not indigenous to Australia. And there may be good reasons to reduce or remove the population down under. But the global warming hoax is not one of them. If the camels are causing harm to other native plants or animals, I can understand the need to reduce or remove their population. That seems like a sound policy. Although liberals sure went bat crazy when Alaska and Governor Palin were doing the exact same thing for much sounder reasons in Alaska. But liberal double standards are quite expected these days.

One final thought for you to consider. If the global warming zealots are willing to murder helpless camels in the outback to "save the planet," why stop there? I mean, humans release methane and C02 too. Will they put a bounty, give global warming carbon credits, or even Al Gore bucks for assassinating Conservatives, Christians, or God forbid, global warming deniers?

Friday, June 03, 2011

The Global Warming Mitt

I have mentioned on various forums that Mitt Romney would stand a better chance running as a Democrat. Today, he made that point to a "packed house" in New Hampshire all the more true.

"I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that." - Mitt Romney. "The world is getting warmer": Romney

First off, global warming SHOULD NOT be a religion. What Mitt BELIEVES is irrelevant. Facts matter. If the earth is truly getting warmer, it is not, there is absolutely no proof that mankind has anything to do with it. In fact, even if man wanted to change the global climate, how could he?

The sun plays the biggest role in the earth's climate. And if you buy into the illogical view that CO2 is evil, by far, the largest CO2 emitters are the oceans, which make up 75% of the planet surface. Man, who only lives in any appreciable density on less than 10% of the earth surface - and even less from a volume standpoint, has virtually no influence on GLOBAL climate.

Even IF man was responsible for climate change, the solutions pushed by the global warming Nazis would do nothing except further destroy the economy. We cannot run a modern economy on windmills, solar panels, hope and change. You need power - oil, coal, gas and nuclear to drive the economic engine. As we have seen throughout Europe, and very much so in Spain, a "green" economy equals a stagnant, if not dying economy. Can the US economy get any worse - Yes It Can!

Romney has already made the bold move to cling to his health care debacle in Massachusetts (RomneyCare), which as luck would have it, was the model used for Obamacare - the worst legislation ever to come out of Washington.

I feel bad for the guy. He has campaigned so hard for so many election cycles, and is the darling of the GOP bigwigs. But his campaign for Conservatives was going nowhere before. And now with this foolish position on "global warming" established, his campaign for the GOP nomination is DOA.

I'm still thinking he has a chance as a Democrat though.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

I Can't Believe The News Today...

...Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away!

Close your eyes and think for a moment. If you had to select the top 5 worst people of all time, who would it be?

Adolf Hitler, who started WW2 and slaughtered millions, would probably be up there. Josef Stalin is a prime candidate that starved millions of Ukrainians and sentenced untold millions to death in purges and slave labor camps. Muhammad slaughtered and raped his way across Arabia and started a religion that for 1400 years has murdered, enslaved and raped its way from North Africa to India. He is certainly worthy of consideration.

Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Chairman Mao - and quite honestly every murderous socialist thug leader that has ever walked the planet deserves a mention.

Well, no worries, a Middle School in Russellville, Arkansas has already done the hard work for you. They even
published the list in their yearbook for everyone to see. Their list includes: 1. Adolf Hitler, 2. Osama Bin Laden, 3. Charles Manson and wait for it....

4. George Bush and 5. Dick Cheney.

Yep, that's right. Your tax dollars at work. If the young heads full of mush came up with this list on their own, we have a serious education crisis on our hand. Which of course we have known for some time. Its way past time to take the public out of education. They are destroying young minds and poisoning future generations with their propaganda. The indoctrination must stop. And remember, this is not New York, Chicago, San Francisco or DC where you might expect this insanity. This is right in the middle of America. Which really begs the question, what are your children being taught?

On the lighter side of the news...

From 2009-January of 2011, President Obama enjoyed 70 days of foreign travel, 176 days on domestic "trips," 35 day s at Camp Davis and 61 days on vacation. On top of that, he played 57 rounds of golf (which the MSM calls "mini-vacations"), which took up approximately half of a day each and therefore constitutes almost another month of vacation time. Add them together and President Obama enjoyed 371 days away from his job in Washington.
Shocker: Obama Spent Majority of First Two Years in Office Outside of Washington, 3 Months on Vacation

Honestly, I would like President Obama to enjoy a long and happy life away from Washington. In 2012, I expect to see this come to fruition.

Obama's War...

What exactly are we doing in Libya? Is the goal to remove Daffy or not? Do we know exactly who these rebels are? Because frankly, I'm not liking what is happening in Egypt and Yemen. The Arab Spring seems more like a very long winter of discontent for Christians, women, homosexuals, children or anyone expecting freedom in these countries.
Morning Bell: Time For Thoughtful Moves in Libya

Holiday Road...

Not since Chevy Chase took his family across country to Wally World has one family vacation created such a ruckus. Its amusing that the "irrelevant" and "unelectable" Sarah Palin has virtually every news organization working overtime to follow their family vacation.
Sarah Palin’s “One Nation Tour”

God Bless Sarah Palin. And God Bless America.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Slaying the Meme

If we actually had an objective media, this would all be common knowledge. Unfortunately, modern journalism has devolved into a grotesque group of liberal cheerleaders with no regard for the truth or objectivity.

This is an outstanding video discussing the various media memes surrounding the War on Terror, President George Bush and the current POTUS. From the moment the airplanes starting crashing on 9/11, this country could have collapsed in fear and surrendered to the jihadists - which is what they had hoped for in the Middle East. But thank God we had a leader that took the fight to our enemies and laid the ground work to keep us safe when this country was feeling very vulnerable.

I personally believe that George Bush will be remembered as one of our great Presidents because of what he accomplished in protecting the United States from economic catastrophe and further attacks.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Always look on the bright side of life!

Under Bush, when gas prices jumped up, we had Congress doing interrogations of oil executives and the media going nuts with the stories of the coming apocalypse.

Flash forward to now and gas is hitting $5 dollars a gallon around the country. Now, the media gives us articles on how to be
happy about higher gas prices.

Are these people insane? Do they even realize the impact higher gas prices has on the price of virtually everything?

But let's play along with their little happy fantasy. I think we should have a special celebration in honor of Democrats and Obama pushing gas to $5 a gallon. Hey, Cinco de Mayo is only a few weeks away! What a great opportunity to celebrate this great accomplishment. Margaritas for everyone. Drink until you forget about inflation!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Who Is This 'We' the POTUS Keeps Talking About?

The President gave a speech today at George Washington University on the national debt. Nope, that is not a joke. From the transcript:
The fourth step in our approach is to reduce spending in the tax code. In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. And I refuse to renew them again.
Forget the mental gymnastics it takes to understand the "reduce spending in the tax code" nonsense and focus on the meat of that paragraph. Obama says "we" can't afford tax cuts. Who are the "we" in this statement?

Are these the millions of people receiving government handouts? Is this referring to illegals who are given free medical care? Or, is he talking about the millions of government "workers" who always get raises and pension increases, and even in the darkest of economic times, never lose their jobs?

Are those turtles that are enjoying their new taxpayer built tunnel in Florida part of this group? Or what about Cowboy Poetry festivals in Nevada, are they included? What about NPR, Planned Parenthood and ACORN, are they part of the "we" too? Do you include Obama's buddies in the "green" industry who valiantly chase green energy like Don Quixote?

I thought the "we" should refer to all Americans - especially those that go to work, pay their taxes and create jobs for others. But apparently this is not the case.

Exactly whose money is it Mr. President? Do I work for myself, or for you? Whether I make $1 or $100,000,000, that money belongs to me. You have no right to confiscate it. And based on your spending habits the first two years, even if you taxed everyone at 100%, you still could not pay for everything you want.

This is not a taxpayer problem. We have a SPENDING problem. We have a POTUS and Congress that have not only maxed out the nation's credit card, they have opened up several new accounts and are filling those up as I type.

Before you raise even one penny more in taxes, why don't WE cut spending until WE balance the budget with the existing revenue. And then WE can talk. You might even consider, lowering taxes as well. As this has proven time and again to increase tax revenue. Why you ask? Its very simple, if I have more money to invest and spend, more jobs are created, which means more taxpayers to share the burden. I guess they didn't teach that at whatever school you supposedly attended.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Melting Pot

I remember years ago in grade school we were studying American history and politics. My teacher at that time was discussing America and the ideal we represent to the world. This was right in the middle of the Cold War. The Soviet Union was attempting to spread its form of socialism around the globe. Even in the relatively "free" Europe, socialism was destroying the economies of once global powers. But America stood alone as a beacon of hope to all those who yearned to be free, or simply hoped for a better life.

As we studied the birth and growth of this great nation, we were introduced to the notion of America being a Melting Pot. The idea was that the very best ideas from a multitude of cultures were blended to create a common culture that celebrates freedom. For decades, this grand experiment worked. Germans, English, French, Irish, Spanish, Asian and African immigrants brought their customs, food, language, music, ideas, inventions to our shores and the very best of each became part of a new and wonderful American culture. America's freedom allowed capitalism to thrive and create the most powerful and economically successful nation in the history of the world in just couple centuries.
Where did the Melting Pot concept go?

In the last few decades, the concept of a melting pot disappeared. In its place we have the scourge of multiculturalism, that wants to separate people by culture, sex, religion, race or any other way liberals see fit to divide this nation. Instead of immigrants embracing all that is good about this nation, they want to recreate their own little enclave here in America and refuse to integrate. They stick to their customs, language, dress and then wonder why Americans treat them differently.

America is a country of immigrants. We celebrate those that have arrived here LEGALLY and have contributed to the success of this nation. We hear the stories of families that lost everything in Viet Nam, Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, China, Africa, Latin America or the Middle East, that come here with nothing but a dream and stand in awe of their struggle. These people come here, work hard, pay their taxes, obey the law and remain committed as a family to become AMERICANS. Within a generation, many of these are quite successful and fully integrated into society. They remember and honor their past culture, but they also EMBRACE their new home, America.

Love America Or Leave It!

There is not a major city in this country that does not have pockets of immigrants that have recreated their own little homeland. And there is nothing wrong with this as long as the ultimate plan is to assimilate into the culture of your new country. Learn the language, obey the laws and enjoy the freedom that America gives you. Leave the barbaric laws and practices of the old country behind and enjoy the fruits of western civilization.

Instead, we get groups like NCLR and CAIR that attempt to elevate or provide special privileges to certain cultural groups. Or even worse, encouraging illegal immigration or illegal activity. This must be stopped. We do not need another official language. English has united us quite well for over two hundred years. We don't need sharia laws. The Constitution, when it is upheld, works quite nicely. Nor do we need honor killings, rapes, terrorism, drug gangs, beheadings and all the other fruits that are staples in many parts of the rest of the world.

If legal immigrants or residents are not willing to live under our laws, or honor the values of this great country, its time to head back home. If you are not willing to learn the language and enjoy the American dream - Adiós, Aloha, Auf Wiedersehen, Au revoir, Shalom, Ciao, Chao, Hyvästi, See you later!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just The Facts, Ma'am...

You have probably seen this little factoid posted on Facebook or anywhere else crazy folk might lurk:

Only 5 states do not have collective bargaining for educators and have deemed it illegal. Those states and their ranking on ACT/SAT scores are as follows:
South Carolina – 50th; North Carolina – 49th; Georgia – 48th; Texas – 47th; Virginia – 44th

Usually followed by the claim that Wisconsin (#2), and supposedly all union states, do far better than states that have rightfully outlawed or minimized collective bargaining for PUBLIC employees. Funny thing is, this claim has now been retracted. See here. Seems it was based on faulty data - their words, not mine.

But I am not surprised. This is standard practice for the loony left. They take some small statistic out of context to try and prove their point.

Blogger Iowahawk put the smack down on the premise above, so I don't want to repeat his noble work. You can see his original post here and the follow up here. He rightly pointed out the drastic demographic differences between states and the absurdity of using ACT or SAT as a ranking in the first place - especially if you are looking at cumulative score and not by ethnicity.

But I do want to take a look at the ACT numbers, of course by ethnic breakdown, to see just how collectivist states compare to free states. These numbers are for 2010.

Average ACT Composite Score 2010 (Evil free states in bold)

White students: Virginia 23.5, North Carolina 23.4, Texas 23.1, Wisconsin 23.0, Georgia 22.9, Ohio 22.5, South Carolina 22.1, Michigan 20.7, Illinois 20.1 (national 22.3)

Black students: Virginia 17.6, Georgia 17.4, North Carolina 17.4, Ohio 17.3, Texas 17.3, Illinois 16.7, South Carolina 16.5, Wisconsin 16.0, Michigan 15.8 (national 16.9)

Hispanic students: Virginia 21.6, North Carolina 20.3, Ohio 20.3, Georgia 20.1, South Carolina 19.8, Wisconsin 19.8, Texas 18.3, Illinois 18.0, Michigan 17.7 (national 18.6)

You don't want to form any definitive opinions from these numbers. Several factors might explain the difference. For instance, the amount of private schools and home schooled children per state may skew the results. Income and poverty levels may play a part as well. But it is interesting that the ACTUAL data is the complete opposite of what the left is claiming. Note that all 5 evil states are at or above the national average.

Conservatives do not want stupid children or underpaid teachers. We want a quality education system that rewards the best teachers based on merit. We do not want a system that is designed to reward laziness or incompetence. Nor do we want a system that is basically a money laundering scheme for the Democrat party - where dues go through the unions into the pockets of Democrat politicians, who then sit down with the same union folk and "negotiate" how to further screw taxpayers and ultimately the children.

Just so you know I didn't just make up the data (who would do that), here are the ACT scores and for further amusement, you can find all sorts of stuff on the Nation's Report Card.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Drill Baby Drill!!!

We have millions out of work, gas prices are going up - around $4.00 a gallon in some places, inflation and higher energy costs are raising prices across the board, and the answers to our problems are right in front of us. Is it ignorance? Or have we actually elected people who are purposely against American prosperity? I truly hope that is not the case. Most Americans, including myself, want to think the best of our elected leaders, but in times like these, you wonder.

Just in the two years of the current administration, we have seen them lending money to Brazil for deep water exploration. A foreign, state-run oil company can drill and even receive US government handouts, but our own privately owned oil companies are prevented by this administration from drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in defiance of a court order.

But forget the politics for a moment a consider the economic impact. A study was just completed by the University of Alaska Anchorage together with Northern Economics on the economic impact of drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf of just two areas of Alaska.

Now remember, this is just two relatively small areas of North America, but the economic impact is staggering.

  • Over 50 years, drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi OCSs would generate $97 and $96 Billion respectively in revenue to federal, state and local governments.
  • An annual average of 54,700 jobs nationwide, with a payroll of $145 Billion over 50 years.
  • There is an estimated 30 Billion barrels of oil and gas reserves in the Chukchi Sea alone.

The US imports a significant portion of its oil every year, sometimes from nations that aren't so friendly and use oil revenue to fund the very terrorists we fight. There is no reason to believe that if other areas of North America were opened to exploration and drilling, America would soon become an exporter of oil, not an importer. The jobs created, increased tax revenue, lease payments and royalties, along with lower energy costs, would be a massive stimulus to the economy. And these would be real jobs, not show up and do nothing government union jobs that drain the economy of productivity and capital.

It really makes you wonder exactly whose side the current administration is on.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bieber Politics - A Lesson

If you don't know who Justin Bieber is, don't feel left out, neither did I. But apparently he is the latest teen beat heartthrob to come down the pike.

I don't pay much attention to what celebrities "think." But it does sometimes offer an opportunity to explore a topic. In this case, we revisit the joys of socialism.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, he calls the US medical system "evil" and then praises Canada's socialized medicine because "We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him."

It seems that, in typical liberal fashion, he has a bodyguard facing some high medical bills after a premature birth. What is odd, is that nothing in the story mentions why this person has no insurance and why on the same weekend that Bieber's film grossed $30 million is one of his employees faced with a lifetime of medical expenses. We can only assume that explanation is forthcoming.

I don't want to be too hard on the lad. He is only 16. Most kids that age should not be bothered with politics and using their brain for anything more than deciding what to eat for lunch.

But I did want to explore the whole socialized medicine debate from a completely different perspective. In a system like Canada, you pay exorbitant taxes that theoretically cover your medical expenses. Government bureaucrats determine what each procedure costs and in many cases forbid you to take certain medicines or tests for purely economic reasons. They also determine what health practitioners should earn. When demand is high, and health care providers few, the services are delayed and/or rationed. The incentive to find cures, new medicine or best practices does not exist - since there can be no profit motive in a socialized health care system.

Also, after spending 10 years in college/medical school/residency and a small fortune for the training, you may never see a real return on your investment. Having a steady government paycheck and being constantly overworked by people expecting the very best care for free, may not be worth it.

Now let's apply liberal logic to celebrity world.

Imagine that millions of Americans demand their rights to free music and free movies. Its in the Constitution, I swear! Some Democrat Congress critters agree and pass a law declaring that all movies and music will now be free.

Taxes are raised and every American can download music or go see a movie without paying a dime. In order to pay these actors/artists/producers, the government puts them all on a fixed income. And everybody is now happy, right?

Do you think Justin would work as hard if some government agency determined his income? Would he be as creative or innovative as every other artist/actor/producer on fixed government wages?

And that in a nutshell is what is wrong with socialized medicine. Without any motive to do better, or innovate, or generate more profit, quality drops and mediocrity becomes the norm. Instead of working hard to get ahead, just like unions have proven, everyone works as little as possible.

A true capitalist system is not evil. It brings out the very best of people. It gives them the freedom to succeed, or even fail, based on their efforts alone. It made the United States the most successful and powerful nation in the history of mankind in just a couple of centuries. There are nations that date back 5,000 years that have economies that are smaller than most of our states!

It really should be no surprise that virtually every major medical advance in the last several decades has come from the efforts of "evil" for profit companies here in the United States.

We have seen example after example of how horrible socialism is and how it retards everything it touches. And yet there are still, supposedly smart people in Washington, academia and Hollywood, that think it will work.

Now, where are my free movies!?

Oh Canada...

Visit link below for a story and video of a Montreal Hospital that is desperate for a renovation. The doctors posted videos on Youtube showing the poor state and complaining about lack of help from government.

LaSalle hospital doctors complain of shoddy work conditions

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Mother of All Charlatans...

I completely missed this little nugget as I was freezing my butt off, stuck at home under about 6 inches of ice and DALLAS, TEXAS! Not that we don't have a little wintry weather every so often in Texas, it usually does not hang around for a whole freakin' week!

Although I do remember, in the not too distant past, the winter of 1983 in Dallas. White Rock Lake froze and we spent 12 consecutive days below freezing. Not sure where Al Gore was back then, maybe he was releasing his chakra.

Now I don't want to be too hard on Al Gore. He did invent the Internet and failed out of divinity school before realizing that politics was where he belonged. And you can't find a better training ground for becoming the Mother of All Charlatans than the US Government, especially as a Democrat.

Some time during the 20 or so years he haunted the hallowed halls of Washington, he became an expert on global climate. We know that is the case because he reminds us every chance he gets. Even made a movie about it and won some prize I think.

In the midst of the week long freeze in Dallas, Al Gore wrote a blog 'splainin' all this cold weather to us nincompoops out here who reject his sky is falling folly. You see, when it gets warmer, it gets colder. So says the anointed prophet of doom himself. Peace be upon him. No linky for Al, simply search for blog al com for February 1st. Its short and ridiculous, kind of like its author.

I almost pursued a degree in meteorology. I decided against it at the last moment when it became obvious that I was too tall for the camera. Who wants a meteorologist having to point down at Maine on the weather map. But I have always been fascinated with weather and climate, so that makes me about as much of an expert in the field as Al Gore. Maybe I should make a movie?

Commonsense screams that if the climate is warming, you don't get colder weather. But don't just take wisdom's word for it. Let's go to someone who actually STUDIES climate for a living.

No serious climate researcher — including the ones I disagree with — believes global warming can cause colder weather. Unless they have become delusional as a result of some sort of mental illness. -- Roy Spencer, Ph. D.

Dr. Spencer has spent 40 years researching climate and has worked with NASA and the University of Alabama at Huntsville and is a personal hero of mine in the field. He is a man that tells it like it is as you can see by the above quote.

I could write yet another lengthy blog showing once again how ridiculous it is to assume that mankind, even if he wanted to, could change the global climate. But hopefully we are well past that point. The global warming hoax has been thoroughly debunked numerous times. There are only a few crooks and hacks still pushing this in hopes of enriching themselves. Chief among these of course is Al Gore.

I almost feel sorry for ManBearPig. He has lied so much that he actually believes his own lies. He has personally and immensely profited from his doomsday proclamations. Honestly, jail seems too good for him.

But what sets him apart from all the other crooks in the world, is that his nonscientific ramblings have been used to terrify school children all over the world. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than lying and scaring children to the point of making them think their parents are criminals for driving an SUV or using electricity. That crap was done to me in the 70s and I will never forget how angry I was that teachers had lied to me about an imminent ice age and frightened children unnecessarily. That is just plain evil.

If you jail Bernie Madoff for his Ponzi scheme, surely there will be an appropriate punishment for the Mother of All Charlatans very, very soon.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Dan Democrat

This is in response to a blog that I read praising all the "great" things liberals have done to make our lives better. I am not going to link to it. Simply imagine all the Barbra Streisand ever written by liberals dumped into one blog. You know what I am talking about - Republicans want dirty air, poisonous water, untested medication, kill old people and minorities - the usual bilge from the left.

Here is the story of Dan Democrat.

Dan is unemployed now because liberals raised taxes and increased regulations to the point that Dan's employer could not compete with the rest of the world. And now that drilling is verboten in the US, and Federal spending is out of control, inflation will wipe out whatever savings he has managed to squirrel away. Maybe Dan could retire early? Nope, Social Security, the mother of all Ponzi schemes is bankrupt, so he can't count on that. His 401K plan was his last hope, but liberals have been scheming for years to nationalize those to shore up Social Security and union pensions that are also bankrupt. Only a matter of time - I mean it is for the good of the country right?

Dan would like to start his own business, but government red tape continues to prevent him from realizing his dream. Between permits, regulations, union corruption, and lawsuits, the risk is too great and the rewards all taxed away.

Education? Yea, Dan found that studying multiculturalism, socialism and being filled with a deep hatred of the US and western culture doesn't get you far in life - unless he wants to read the news on MSNBC or run for office as a Democrat. 60 years of liberal/union control of schools has produced some of the least educated graduates in the industrialized world, even after spending an average of over $9,000 per year, per student. Dan does think it odd that students taught in the home, by the 8th grade, are as much as four grades ahead of their peers in union-controlled, state run indoctrination centers, even with so much of a disparity in spending per student. But he feels guilty questioning government or Liberal orthodoxy.

In a moment of wisdom, Dan thinks that we could offer vouchers to students and free them from this academic slavery. Liberals are for choice when it comes to destroying life, right? But we can't have choice when it comes to education now can we. Have to keep those union bosses well compensated and those administrators enjoying the very best hotels and luxuries at their conferences. He quickly turns on CNN and switches back to drone mode.

Maybe he could get a green job? Nope, no money there either as Spain has found out. Might as well flush money down the toilet. Except we have to flush several times because liberal-mandated low flow toilets don't do the job effectively, wasting gallons of water with every flush. We already have "invested" billions of taxpayers’ $$$ in green energy for over 30 years and still can't figure out how to make a windmill or a solar panel drive a car or light a house without massive government subsidies.

All this stress has Dan feeling a little ill. Unfortunately, Obamacare has caused a massive flight of doctors out of the country and the profession. Although he feels pretty bad, its still not an emergency, so it will be three weeks before he can see a nurse. It will take up to five weeks to see an MD. Hopefully, its just a cold that will run its course and not something serious. But he takes some solace in the fact that all Americans, except those liberals in power, suffer from the same medical delays. But at least they have "free" health care.

Fortunately for Dan, it was just a cold this time. He never saw a doctor or nurse, but he still has his appointment scheduled - just in case. He did miss out on a few job opportunities that were filled by illegals while he was recovering. Liberals believe in open borders. It doesn't matter if Dan was harmed by unrestricted illegal immigration. Whether its fraud, or granting the right to vote to millions of criminals, Liberals simply lust for power and can't win with honesty. Besides, Dan knows the end justifies the means.

It looks like Dan is stuck on some sort of government handout. Like millions of Americans, many of which are liberals or vote for liberals, he will be totally dependent on a government check. Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer "rich" Republicans left to tax and the Chinese will probably get tired of lending money at some point, or even worse come to collect it all back by force. Dan doesn't mind, Keith Olbermann is back on TV...somewhere.

Yep, now Dan's got it made - the gubmint gravy train. And any day now the government will start taxing the air he exhales, all in the name of "saving the planet." Life is grand living on the Liberal plantation. Al Gore be praised!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How Long Before Illinois Builds Walls and Barbed Wire Fences?

From the Wall Street Journal concerning our comrades in Illinois:

Under the current version of the bill, the individual income-tax rate would jump to 5%, from the current 3%, a 67% increase. That is more conservative than last week's proposed 5.25% rate, a 75% increase. Also, the corporate tax rate would increase to 7%, from the current 4.8%.

I have posted comments concerning Illinois' attempts to extort more money from its citizens in the past, including the ludicrous attempt to tax bottled water that failed miserably. Now, in a last ditch effort to chase every bit of wealth and business creators out of the state, they are jacking up income tax rates by 67%! Now this is not the law yet, but its pretty darn close to fruition.

When the trickle of citizens and businesses to low tax and business-friendly states becomes a flood, will they build a wall with gun towers and barbed wire to keep the serfs in the state? That seemed to work in East Germany.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

No Labels?

Here is an interesting article from Big Government on the new group calling themselves the No Label movement. Here is an excerpt:

The “No Labels” approach is inherently contradictory. Simply by creating the group and giving it a name, it has been labeled. Now we have Republicans, Democrats, and No Labelers. While it claims to be inclusive, it seems to attract primarily those to the left of center, whether Democrats or Republicans. The thing is, they don’t consider themselves left of center; rather, they place themselves squarely at the center and conclude that anyone not of their ilk is a “wingnut.”

No labels, moderates, or whatever they call themselves, are fence sitters and prone to compromise (which always means agreeing with the left) in my opinion. Believe in something, take a stand and be passionate. If you don't know what to believe, study our founding history and ask yourself if modern America reflects the the dream of our Founding Fathers. There is a very good reason there is not a museum or any books that honor "Great Moderates in History."

I found it interesting that the writer listed Christian, American, Conservative and Republican as his personal labels. I totally agree with the first 3. I have hard time calling myself Republican though when so many so-called Republicans are DIABLOs - Democrat In All But Name Only. They destroy the Republican brand when they continue to vote for leftist causes.

At the very least, stand for freedom. Every new government regulation, tax, expansion and law is an infringement on liberty. People need to wake up to this fact and resist the rapid growth of government before its too late.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Smarter than a 5th Grader?

I'm thinking a box of rocks might have them beat...

Do I really need to add anything?

For people receiving this as a feed on Facebook, if the embed is not visible, click on the "view original post" link below to see video. It will be worth it for the chuckle.