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Boehner On The Clean Energy & Climate Change Bill

June 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Mr. Boehner discusses the 309 page amendment to this bill released at 3:09AM the day the vote was scheduled. Not the bill, but all the “extras” included in the amendment. Wow. There are 6 parts to the video, here’s the first one:

Here are links to the other 5 parts:

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tlmowDJrA&feature=related
3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvGlzjXf8U8&feature=related
4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSPHB5dHZyQ&feature=related
5) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnzYhLP6u7c&feature=related
6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbONtHuIU5Q&feature=related

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Why Gov’t subsidized healthcare scares me.

June 30, 2009 Leave a comment

3 words…
Government Housing Projects.


Picture “the projects” nearest your house. Not a nice place, is it? That’s what comes to mind when I hear of “government subsidized health care”. Broken windows, leaking roofs, heat that doesn’t work………

Yikes.

No thank you, I’d rather go without.

Until next time…..

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The New King George

June 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Very good article, that really puts a lot of things into perspective.

The New King George
Posted on 29 June 2009
by Rob Natelson
* In Washington, D.C. a group presents the Secretary of Education with a 120,000-signature petition asking the federal government to fund an effort to require every public school student in the country to take courses the group favors.
* In Montana, activists flood the newspapers with letters urging that Congress force all Americans into a single government-run health care system.
* In California, state officials lobby the U.S. Treasury to force the rest of us to guarantee short-term California debt so the state can balance its budget without correcting decades of overspending.
None of these demands would make sense even in the best of times. Public education is most effective when funding and other decisions are local. Giving more power to the same government that created the health care mess will raise costs further, and costs will drop only when government largely withdraws from the health care marketplace. Handing a state “free money” will not induce that state to get its fiscal house in order.
But these are not the best of times. Taxpayers are already struggling with a serious recession. The federal budget is trillions in deficit. When you see people promoting such ideas now, you have to wonder at the depths of human stupidity and greed.
As a professor of constitutional law, I also wonder at the depths of human ignorance. Do these people know anything about how our Constitution is supposed to work? Did they ever learn about federalism and the Constitution’s limits on government power? Do they know what freedom is?
Many of the people who now want to give the federal government life-and-death health-care power over 300 million Americans were hugely upset at how that same government treated a handful of foreign combatants at Guantanamo. Do they ever make the connection?
Welcome to twenty-first century America – where federal politics is largely centered on a single question: How much can the stupid and greedy plunder from their hardworking, productive neighbors?
History does not repeat itself, but history often sings variations on the same tune. Consider one historical variation: The American Revolution.
Some history books say that the Revolution occurred when the “Americans” rebelled against the “British” because the “British” insisted on plundering the “Americans.” But that’s not exactly what happened.
Before the Declaration of Independence, Americans and British were subjects of the same Crown. They were all fellow-citizens.
King George III and the politicians in control of the British ministry wanted to increase the number of people getting benefits from government. Their idea was to create new classes of dependents that would be properly grateful to them.
But because the British government was deeply in debt, there wasn’t much money available. So the politicians hit upon the idea of taxing American businesses and consumers to raise the revenue they needed to swell the government payroll.
The resulting struggle was not purely between America and Britain. Some Americans were on the royal payroll, or hoped to be, or were dependent on others who were. These “Tories” firmly supported the London politicians, and some of them fought and killed their fellow Americans.
But among the British people there were many who sympathized with the colonists. Merchants trading with America knew they would bear much of the new tax burden, so they sympathized with the revolutionists.
Many perceptive Englishmen understood that a government that could freely loot productive people to support political dependents was a real threat to freedom. Together, pro-American Brits employed political pressure to help our side win.
In other words, the “American Revolution” was largely a civil wara war among fellow-citizens. That is why most of the American Founders declared Independence with such regret. The Declaration of Independence speaks sorrowfully of “our British brethren.”
Some leading Founders, such as John Dickinson and Robert Morris, actually opposed Independence because it broke their hearts to go to war against fellow citizens (although after the decision was made, both Dickinson and Morris rendered great service to the American cause).
Those of us who are outraged at how the federal government treats hardworking, productive people are right to be outraged. We are right to want to rein in the politicians and bureaucrats.
But politicians and bureaucrats are not the whole problem. To a considerable degree, they are responding to the demands of the folks who insist that our debt-laden government spend billions more, or that the federal government assume command of our health care and our local schools.
People who make such demands may mean well. King George and at least some of his ministers meant well, too – but the effect of their policies was a war against millions of their most productive fellow-citizens, and eventually, the loss of those citizens from the British Empire.
Whatever the motivations of those who seek to use the federal government against the rest of us, they have launched an unbridled and unprincipled political war against their fellow citizens.
From the perspective of history, in other words: They are the new King George.

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I’m no longer labeled a right-wing extremist – now I’m labeled a "Low-Level Terrorist"…….

June 19, 2009 Leave a comment

Wow. My own government considers me a terrorist.
REALLY!
After attending the last couple TEA party rallies I must be some really awful dangerous person for exercising my God-given right protected under the 1st amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Apparently they consider free speech more of a terrorist act than “hate crimes against racial groups”, blowing up our U.S. servicemen with an IED, or attacking the pentagon. See below:

Pentagon Exam Calls Protests ‘Low-Level Terrorism’
A written exam administered by the Pentagon labels “protests” as a form of “low-level terrorism” The written exam, given as part of Department of Defense employees’ routine training, includes a multiple-choice question that asks:

“Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism?”
— Attacking the Pentagon
— IEDs
— Hate crimes against racial groups
— Protests

The correct answer, according to the exam, is “Protests.”

I’m starting to see steam come out of my ears when I look in the mirror.

Until next time…..

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Kiiii-yah – Thank you Chuck Norris!

June 15, 2009 1 comment

Lifted from http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=101063

Why Obama scares me, too

The New York Times missed the opportunity to publish a great op-ed letter to President Obama from Lou Pritchett, a former vice president of Procter & Gamble who worked for that company for 36 years until his retirement in 1989. So I thought I’d give his letter a little press through my syndicated column, and add a few more thoughts of my own.
Mr. Pritchett confirmed via Snopes that he was the author of the “open letter to President Obama”: “I did write the ‘you scare me’ letter. I sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it.”
I think you’ll readily see why any Left-leaning newspaper won’t run it. Here’s a copy:
Dear President Obama:
You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.
You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.
You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.
You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America, and culturally you are not an American.
You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.
You scare me because you lack humility and “class,” always blaming others.
You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.
You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the “blame America” crowd and deliver this message abroad.
You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.
You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.
You scare me because you prefer “wind mills” to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.
You scare me because you have begun to use “extortion” tactics against certain banks and corporations.
You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.
You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.
You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.
You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.
You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.
You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.
Lou Pritchett
Thank you, Mr. Pritchett, for your love for America, honesty and willingness to risk your reputation by speaking up to this administration.

Now let me add a few of my own fears to yours.
President Obama:
You scare me because so many amazing corporate and American leaders like Lou Pritchett say things about you like: ‘You scare me.'”
You scare me because, after you initiate more government borrowing and bailouts than all presidents combined, you require Congress to follow a system that is “pay-as-you-go.”
You scare me because you really do believe that going into massive amounts of debt can remedy our economy in the long run.
You scare me because you repeatedly still play the blame game with the Bush administration but never blame the Clinton administration, even though it was responsible for the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac subprime fiasco via the proliferation of loans to low income unqualified borrowers.
You scare me because you buy and run banking, automobile and soon health industries with taxpayers’ money but refuse to call it socialism.
You scare me because your actions don’t reflect the federal governmental constraints and fiscal prudent principles of our Founding Fathers and Constitution.
You scare me because you promise to lead from the center but drive hard and fast to the Left.
You scare me because you claim to be a fighter for minorities and constitutional promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, yet what greater minority can be defended than those in the womb, against whom you have already enacted more pro-abortion-related laws than anyone since Roe v. Wade?
You promise to defend the U.S. against all potential enemies, yet you pacify those who harbor terrorists, fight for the rights of combative detainees, and enable the enemies of Israel.
You scare me because you deny America’s Judeo-Christian heritage before other countries of the world, espousing “the promise of a secular nation” during an age in which religious revisionism is already on the rise. (Thank God for Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., and others, who are even now trying to preserve America’s religious history by proposing the passage of the Spiritual Heritage Bill 397 – call or write your representative today to support it).
You scare me because your media team (including the mainstream media) will seek to label as radical, quarantine socially or in some way penalize any opposing conservative voices (like conservative talk-show hosts, news agencies, columnists or fellow actors like Jon Voight).
You scare me because, as we’ve all watched over your first 100 days in office, you can get away with all these things mentioned above, and the mainstream media and most of the public will continue to hail you as king.
You scare me because your media team will not address or diminish in any way your deification before the world, epitomized by the editor of Newsweek, who was on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ show and recently stated, “I mean, in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above the world. He’s sort of God.” (How much scarier can it get than representative statements like that in a republic that once stood for equity among political powers and a government “by the people and for the people”?)
America, it’s time to awaken from your slumber and quit looking to the government for answers, and start looking to real reputable sources. I recommend starting with Lou Pritchett’s 1995 business book, “Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat.

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It’s official – we’re at a level 6 panICdemic

June 12, 2009 Leave a comment

According the all-knowing WHO, the world is infected with a dangerous “novel” virus known as the flu. Per their press release

“The virus is contagious, spreading easily from one person to another, and from one country to another. As of today, nearly 30,000 confirmed cases have been reported in 74 countries.”

Huh???? Doesn’t this happen every year with the common cold? Why on earth is the WHO sending a worldwide panic over a minor virus? The very same press release says

“the overwhelming majority of patients experience mild symptoms and make a rapid and full recovery, often in the absence of any form of medical treatment”

Honestly, I see 2 outcomes from this panic pandemic declaration.
1) People will freak out over it, start buying up Tamiflu, and other flu “remedies”, hole themselves up, and then feel foolish when it’s over.
2) The WHO will look like a bunch of idiots for declaring a pandemic over a flu virus, and when a real threat occurs, nobody will take them seriously.

Guess maybe yesterday morning would have been the time to invest in Roche Laboratory stock, eh? You know someone’s gonna make a bunch of money off of this.

Update – I think I know *who* is gonna make that money. From our friends over at the Wall Street Journal “Pharmaceutical company Novartis AG Friday released positive data on a vaccine for swine flu, a day after the World Health Organization declared the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years. Novartis said it had produced its first batch of the vaccine for influenza AH1N1, the strain that triggered the WHO alert. The company said the vaccine was manufactured weeks ahead of expectations using cell-based technology, allowing for production without the need to adapt the virus strain to grow in eggs. It plans to start clinical trials in July and expects to get a license in the fall of 2009.”

Geez, come on people! At least wait a couple weeks after the panICdemic alert to announce that “You have the cure”. DUH – Marketing 101…..

I’m not really sure what “cell-based technology” is either, cloning(?) Dunno. Doesn’t sound like something that me or my family needs to be experimented on with though.


Until next time…..

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My Corn is crossed with what?????

June 6, 2009 Leave a comment

Read an interesting article today about genetically modified (GM) foods. Have not read a whole lot on the subject until now. I have heard how they are not exactly good for you, and after reading this document I have to agree. The thing that really caught my attention, is the fact that the world’s largest producer of GM seeds, is also the world’s largest producer of that all-famous pesticide roundup….. Hmmmm – does anyone see the money trail on this one? Anyway – thought I’d share some of the most common GM-Food myths, and the truth as well. I’ll let you decide for yourself – but I think I know my decision.

Common GMO Myths

As The GM-Free Ireland Network points out, there are numerous GM biotechnology propaganda myths in circulation, and none of them are true. If you’ve been paying attention to the news about genetically modified plants, you’ve probably heard some of them already. (For the full list, please see this pdf.)

Myth #1: Genetic engineering is a continuation of traditional breeding methods

In fact, most GM crops are modified with the introduction of DNA from other species entirely. This never occurs in nature, or with traditional breeding methods.

Myth #2: Opponents of GM food are anti-science

Leading opponents of GM foods include the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Independent Science Panel, the U.S. Center for Food Safety, and numerous agronomic, environmental, and health scientists.

Myth #3: GM crops have higher yields

GM crop seeds currently on the market do not increase yields, and are not designed to. In fact, GM crops typically render lower yields. For example, GM soya has decreased yields by up to 20 percent compared with non-GM soya. And up to 100 percent failures of Bt cotton have been recorded in India. This in turn has spurred a staggering number of suicides among India’s farmers. According to the National Crime Records Bureau of India, more than 182,900 Indian farmers took their own lives between 1997 and 2007, potentially due to GM crop failures. An estimated 46 Indian farmers commit suicide every day. Additionally, recent studies by scientists from the USDA and the University of Georgia found that growing GM cotton in the U.S. can result in a drop in income by up to 40 percent.

Myth #4: Americans have been eating GM foods for 15 years without any health problems

This one is perhaps most deceptive as GM foods are not labeled in the U.S., which makes traceability and accountability impossible. There may or may not be obvious health problems, but it is carefully designed so that no one can find out for sure. However, according to Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, what we do know is that between 1994 and 2001 – at the same time as GMO’s flooded the market – food related illnesses DOUBLED. His findings show that GMO foods can be:

  • Allergenic
  • Toxic
  • Carcinogenic
  • Anti-nutritional

Although the major food giants are carrying on with their claim that GM foods are no different from conventionally grown varieties, the research says otherwise. For example, GM peas were found to cause lung damage in mice; GM potatoes have been linked to cancer in rats; and bacteria in the human gut has been shown to take up DNA from genetically modified food under certain circumstances. When viewed as a whole, GM foods are a disaster for the environment, an unviable solution to world hunger, and undoubtedly worse for your health.

Until next time…..

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