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Courts Poised To Right the Obamacare Wrong?

Is it possible? Could a branch of our government still have the common sense to save us from this humongous over-stepping of governmental authority? As reported in the LA Times today, it appears that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals may just do that. All 3 judges seemed to have real concerns about the government “forcing” citizens to purchase something saying things like, “I can’t find any case telling a private person they are compelled to purchase a product in the open market…” and, “If we uphold this, are there any limits?”

The answer, your Honor, is NO, there would be no limits! If a government can compel citizens to spend private money irregardless of their personal wishes, it can compel anything; it can take anything. This is what reasonable people have been saying since this insane piece of legislation was proposed. Legislation that could only have been passed by the circus that was the 111th Congress; a circus led fittingly by a clown, Nancy Pelosi.

How fortunate that there are three branches of government. The Executive and the Legislative have already proven they have absolutely no idea what they are doing, no scruples with regard to molesting the Constitution, nor what it means that we are a Democratic Republic. Hopefully the Judicial will come to the rescue. In this case, law-making is like baseball; 1 for 3 is not too bad.

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Did I Wake Up in Wonderland?

Stories from the last handful of days leave me so dumbfounded that I can only come to the conclusion that I must have woken up in Wonderland, or on another planet, or in an alternate universe. Something has to explain the lunacy of these news stories; it can’t be that we’re just this dumb as a nation. Can it?

NAACP Mourns Loss of KKK Member Robert Byrd – “…[Byrd] went from being an active member of the KKK to a being a stalwart supporter of the Civil Rights Act…” Uh, no, NAACP, you better check the Congressional Record again. This racist Democrat filibustered the Civil Rights Act for 3 months in 1964 and voted against the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

70 Days Later, Obama Finally Accepts Foreign Help with Oil SpillHaving been offered assistance in the first week of the disaster by numerous countries, it took this imbecile TEN WEEKS to realize we might need some help on this one! You can’t make up that level of stupidity; you just can’t. This acceptance of assistance still doesn’t include the world’s largest oil skimmer from Taiwan. It sits in port in Louisiana because the EPA is afraid the water it puts back might still have some oil in it?!?!? Umm, oh never mind, that’s too ignorant for me to even comment on.

Venezuela Seizes U.S. Company’s Oil RigsRather than pay the $43 million they owe this American company, Hugo Chavez’s government is just taking their drilling rights and equipment, so far without compensation. The Obama administration is very upset about this abuse of American citizens and their financial interests – they’ve released a statement.

Academics Say Obama Better President Than Reagan – Forget that he’s only been on the job 18 months and has failed to accomplish anything, save ballooning the federal debt, or that he’s currently failing (heck, not even trying) to handle the largest ecological disaster this country has ever seen. Nope these nitwits are ready to declare him a top 15 President of all time. Now here’s the scary part – THESE PEOPLE TEACH!

Nancy Pelosi Says Unemployment Checks are Fastest Way to Create Jobs – “It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.” No, Nancy, it doesn’t, and anyone who’s taken 6th grade civics can explain why not to you so please ask!

Obama Says Borders Can’t Be Sealed“Our borders are just too vast for us to be able to solve the problem only with fences and border patrols. It won’t work.” Call me crazy, Mr. President, but I think we just might have been able to swing a fence for SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS! In fact, I bet some Americans would have appreciated the jobs building the fence and there might even have been a few bucks left over.
Unfortunately, I am on earth, and all of this ignorance happened in a single week in June, 2010. The lame stream media ignored the real stories here, and the American people continued to bury their heads in the sand while their country is yanked out from underneath them. Can you imagine what will be in next week’s news?

Pelosi: Unemployment checks fastest way to create jobs

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Democrats Hijack Process and More on Way to Health “Reform”

Not satisfied with the monstrous majorities they hold in both houses of Congress and the  accompanying power to pass any and all legislation of their choosing, the Democrats in Congress are raping and pillaging their way through this legislative session in a manner that makes the Vikings seem like innocent Catholic schoolgirls. It is hard to decide which is more stunning – their lack of shame or the media’s blatant complicity in their actions.

Throughout Congress’s history the party in power has always had the ability to control the calendar; control the debate to some extent; and with a large enough majority, be assured of their agenda’s ultimate passage. However, never before in this illustrious body’s history have we seen one party abuse their power to this extent – literally shutting the other party out. Today’s announcement of their health care ‘reform’ legislation and the blocking of Republicans, Republican staffers and even the general public from attending; is just the latest in a long line of atrocious power manipulation by this Speaker and her cohorts. Previously, these same corrupt politicians locked Republican committee members out of the room where the health care reform legislation was being written. So much for the days of Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill sitting down together and hammering out tax policy – nope, Democrats today just lock you out of the room and write it without you then accuse conservatives of not being part of the solution.

This country was founded on the principles of representative government. The founders rebelled against a tyrannical power almost exclusively due to their revulsion at the practice of taxation without representation. But, today in America if your representative or senator is a Republican or an independent or even a conservative minded Democrat, you are a victim of taxation without representation. Republicans, Independents and conservative Democrats are being completely shut out from the legislative process. Their amendments are not being allowed to come to the floor for consideration; they are not being allowed the opportunity to voice their opposition to legislation; and now Pelosi has gone so far as to prevent those who don’t agree with her from even attending a public unveiling of the legislation.

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Democrats who conspire with them have hijacked this government. These people took an oath to preserve protect and defend the Constitution, and they have not only failed to uphold that oath, they have blatantly and intentionally violated that oath. Justice would be best served by their immediate incarceration in a federal penitentiary – at a minimum the American people must demand that these treasonous criminals be soundly defeated in next November’s elections.

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ACORN, Who’s ACORN Say the Dems and the Media

By now, unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard about the outrageous scandal involving the liberal and federally funded organization ACORN. So far FIVE different offices around the country have been caught red-handed providing advice on operating a sex ring staffed by 13 and 14 year old girls (illegal immigrants to boot) and how to stiff the IRS on the income generated. If you did somehow manage to miss it, you simply must see some of these videos:

Surreal isn’t it? And yet, a government funded organization and former employer of our current President advising citizens on the management of underage hookers, tax evasion and illegal border crossings may not even be the most unbelievable aspect of the story. No, the real stunner is the ludicrous reactions of the media and Democrats in Washington to this monumental and horribly disturbing story.

First, EVERY SINGLE major media outlet except Fox News made a herculean effort to ignore the story for as long as possible. Each day new videos came out, each one showing another office behaving just as disgracefully or perhaps more so than the last. Apparently this isn’t news. Apparently these organizations aren’t in the news business. Very confusing! When it was finally avoidable no longer they did it as they do best, they spun it as only the Left Wing Media (formerly known as the Main Stream Media) can. Only CNN would report this story with the headline ACORN workers caught on tape allegedly advising on prostitution. Hello! It is on video. What could possibly be alleged about that?

A couple days later, the anchor of ABC News, Charlie Gibson, while being interviewed on radio says he “Doesn’t even know about it” a week after the story breaks!?! Is he kidding? Are we truly supposed to believe that he missed this story for almost a week?

Meanwhile the U.S. Senate votes to ban federal funding of ACORN in light of the scandal. But, seven Senators vote to keep funding this criminal organization. They are:

Burris (D) from Illinois; Casey (D) from Pennsylvania; Durbin (D) from Illinois; Gillibrand (D) from New York; Leahy (D) from Vermont; Sanders (I) from Vermont; and Whitehouse (D) from Rhode Island.

48 hours later, Nancy Pelosi tells reporters, “I don’t even know what they passed. What did they do? They defunded it?”  Really Nancy? You are the Speaker of the House of Representatives and as such are responsible for scheduling votes and coordinating with your counterparts in the Senate on pending legislation, and you expect the American people to believe that you were “Unaware” of this legislation? Are you joking or are you a JOKE?

Just one day later (even though the Speaker knew nothing about it the day before) the House of Representatives votes to eliminate all federal funding to ACORN. Seventy-five Democrats voted against the measure! While the whole list of these convicts might be too lengthy, readers will not be surprised to learn that the tax cheat Charles Rangel (D – NY), the loon, Henry Waxman, author of the climate bill and the entire Congressional Black Caucus voted against the measure. In addition, it will surprise no one to learn that Barney Frank, lead author of the housing crisis was absent for the vote even though he had been on the House floor a mere 30 minutes earlier. Typical cowardly behavior.

This morning President Obama weighs in saying, “Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.” This is  simply laughable. The President of the United States doesn’t know that ACORN gets federal money. He’s the President of the United States. The Senate and the House voted on it this week. This organization played a huge role in his election campaign. He’s a former employee of ACORN. Who exactly are the Americans dumb enough to be falling for this kind of disingenuous issue avoidance?

I can’t decide which story is more outrageous; the under-cover videos exposing ACORN for what it is, or the despicable and dishonest behavior of the media and Democrats in Washington in reaction?

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Sorry, Nancy, That Is Not How It Works

“I don’t have anything more to say about it. I stand by my comment.” With those words Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives and the third in the line of succession to the Presidency of the United States, attempted to simply brush aside her outrageous behavior in recent weeks. Apparently, if you are a Democrat in Washington you can call the CIA liars, say you weren’t aware of something that you were aware of and bash the opposition for a policy you raised no objection to; then when the press starts asking tough questions you simply say, “I don’t have anything more to say about it”. I imagine there are just a few Republicans wishing those were the rules by which they were allowed to play.

Sometimes you just have to laugh at politicians and the words that come out of their mouths. Nancy Pelosi actually believes that it should be up to her what questions the press will ask her and when. Of course, that is understandable as the ‘in the bag media’ has done nothing to contradict that view for years now.

After spending the last several years hammering the Bush administration for its policy surrounding waterboarding it turns out that Speaker Pelosi knew the tactic was being used the entire time and did nothing to stop it. That in and of itself would be bad enough, but then the Speaker went further saying the CIA was lying and that she didn’t know. Only now it has been proven that she did, so in the end, she was lying when she called the CIA ‘liars’.

This is the behavior that the Speaker of the House believes she can simply brush under the rug because she doesn’t feel like talking about it anymore. Sorry, Nancy, that’s not how it works. Even if your friends in the main stream media once again fail to perform their duty as reporters and let you off the hook, the rest of us will not.

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Is There a Journalist In the House?

For those who don’t know “Teabagging” is a relatively disgusting sexual expression that conveniently for the comedians impersonating journalists at CNN and MSNBC doesn’t happen to be banned by the FCC, although most people would find the act it describes more repugnant than many sexual innuendos the FCC does restrict. You’ll have to Google it for more information; my mother occasionally reads this blog.

On Wednesday both “news” networks chose to use this off-color humor (CNN example, MSNBC example) to insult a group of citizens expressing their political views, something I was under the impression we encouraged in this country. When you repeatedly insinuate that tens of thousands of your fellow citizens have genitalia in their mouths, you irrefutably demonstrate your complete disregard for anyone with a conservative perspective and exactly why calling yourself a journalist is out of the question, not to mention your complete lack of class!

These hacks went on to insinuate, as Nancy Pelosi did yesterday, that the entire Tea Party concept and events were organized and promoted by Fox News and/or America’s wealthy to keep the conversation on taxes. What they failed to do (heck, they failed to even attempt to do it) was to support this claim with any actual reporting. They didn’t interview anyone who could validate the claim. They didn’t produce any emails or letters from an organizer to support the claim. No, they didn’t even pretend to have an unnamed source that could corroborate their version of reality. Just throw it out there – some people will fall for it, right.

Meanwhile, in a slightly subtler but significantly more deceptive tact, both networks talked repeatedly about the events as if they were protests of high federal income taxes and how ridiculous that is because the President just lowered everyone’s taxes. Of course, they knew better than this, but the truth doesn’t fit their agenda. The truth is these were protests about out-of-control government spending first and foremost. They were protests of Congressional earmarks and bank bailouts and illegal immigration. And yes, they were protests of higher taxes; maybe not today, but in the years to come. Is there anyone out there so delusional as to think all this spending will get paid for by taxing just the “rich”? This is a simple bait and switch by the Obama administration – it’s the “offer” from the credit card company to skip your next 3 payments, meanwhile the interest keeps accruing. Average Americans will pay for this spending in the end!

CNN and MSNBC know this. At least I don’t think their so stupid as to not know it. But, it doesn’t fit the agenda. So they’ll keep insulting conservative minded Americans, giving a major nationwide political rally limited coverage and dropping perverted sexual innuendos; anything to distract you from the glaring lack of actual journalism.

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Wish I Had a Job Like This!

You know what’s funny? Watching CSPAN. No, I’m serious! It’s absolutely hilarious watching these hack politicians from both parties fall all over themselves to get in front of the microphone and condemn the compensation packages on Wall Street. Why is this so funny?  Have any of you ever examined what a U.S. Congressman makes in salary and benefits?  They’ve got a lot of nerve condemning Wall Street for its excesses!  Here’s a little background information for you.  They get:

  • Salary of $174,000 per year.  (leadership gets more – Nancy Pelosi makes $223,500).
  • They get a cost-of-living increase every year regardless of performance.
  • An extremely generous pension for life that starts after as little as 5 years of service (it’s complicated and I won’t bore you with it, but you can get all the details here.
  • Staff allowance – Reps. get about $1.3M and Sens. around $3.0M per year to hire staff.
  • Expense allowance for travel, telephone, etc.  Basically anything you can think of, they expense!
  • Foreign Travel – as appropriated by Congress.
  • Free Mail Service to their constituents.
  • Free office furniture and equipment.

All this is for a part-time job.  Remember, they are only in session about 125 days a year (hilarious video on that subject here).  When Congress was first seated in 1789, they were paid $6.00 per day and only for the days they were actually in session.  This remained unchanged for the next 66 years until 1855.  Sixty-six years without a raise and now they give themselves a raise every year?!?  $6 a day, that sounds good, let’s go back to that plan.

No, seriously, my proposal is for a straight compensation for performance plan for Congress.  The rest of the world only gets paid when they actually do their job and do it well (ok not true for unions, but everybody else).  So, what would a pay-for-performance package for Congress look like?  Balance the budget, get a salary. Produce a surplus, get a bonus.  But, run a deficit, sorry pal, no paycheck for you!  It really is that simple.  And while we’re at it, we can tie their staff compensation to a similar albeit less harsh formula.  Something like deficit = 75% of salary,  balanced budget = 100% of salary, surplus = 125% of salary.  Any manager or small business owner can tell you that rewarding performance is the only way to actually get performance and yet we pay these people (and re-elect them) for failure year after year, decade after decade.  Congress is failing us in every way.  Both parties.  Every day.  Why do they still have their jobs?  Why are they still getting a paycheck?  And, how in the world can they possibly deserve a raise?

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