"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Saturday, November 7, 2009

It's Well Past Time To Put An End To Political Correctness

For years political correctness has been a contentious concept. Through it, our right to say the things we want, the way we want, in order to make the points we want, has been greatly retarded. Those who believe in political correctness have no use for the right of free speech, when someone's "feelings" might be jeopardized. And so, because we have been "brainwashed" by progressive society - people who think they know better than you or I - we have one of the worst mass killings in our history. Those in military command who refused to do their duty because they wer "afraid" of the consequences associated with fictitious discrimination have the blood of 44 soldiers - 13 of whom are currently dead - on their hands. That is DISGRACEFUL, and each and everyone of them should be court-martialed and dishonorably discharged! Because our military are unwilling to confront the Major Nidal Malik Hasan's of the world, for fear of what people will say about them, or for fear of some other "politically correct" moron taking action against them, then I ask "What does their Code of Honor really mean?" I agree 100% with the logic outlined in this article. Please read on...

Fort Hood's 9/11

Last Updated: 2:50 PM, November 6, 2009
Posted: 1:36 PM, November 6, 2009

On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting "Allah Akbar!" committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam. What cowards we are. Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Ft. Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting. This was a terrorist act.

When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of terror. Period. When the terrorist posts anti-American hate-speech on the Web; apparently praises suicide bombers and uses his own name; loudly criticizes US policies; argues (as a psychiatrist, no less) with his military patients over the worth of their sacrifices; refuses, in the name of Islam, to be photographed with female colleagues; lists his nationality as "Palestinian" in a Muslim spouse-matching program, and parades around central Texas in a fundamentalist playsuit — well, it only seems fair to call this terrorist an "Islamist terrorist." But the president won’t. Despite his promise to get to all the facts. Because there’s no such thing as "Islamist terrorism" in ObamaWorld.

And the Army won’t. Because its senior leaders are so sick with political correctness that pandering to America-haters is safer than calling terrorism "terrorism." And the media won’t. Because they have more interest in the shooter than in our troops — despite their crocodile tears.

Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan planned this terrorist attack and executed it in cold blood. The resulting massacre was the first tragedy. The second was that he wasn’t killed on the spot.

Hasan survived. Now the rest of us will have to foot his massive medical bills. Activist lawyers will get involved, claiming "harassment" drove him temporarily insane. There’ll be no end of trial delays. At best, taxpayer dollars will fund his prison lifestyle for decades to come, since our politically correct Army leadership wouldn’t dare pursue or carry out the death penalty. Maj. Hasan will be a hero to Islamist terrorists abroad and their sympathizers here. While US Muslim organizations decry his acts publicly, Hasan will be praised privately. And he’ll have the last laugh.

But Hasan isn’t the sole guilty party. The US Army’s unforgivable political correctness is also to blame for the casualties at Ft. Hood. Given the myriad warning signs, it’s appalling that no action was taken against a man apparently known to praise suicide bombers and openly damn US policy. But no officer in his chain of command, either at Walter Reed Army Medical Center or at Ft. Hood, had the guts to take meaningful action against a dysfunctional soldier and an incompetent doctor. Had Hasan been a Lutheran or a Methodist, he would’ve been gone with the simoon. But officers fear charges of discrimination when faced with misconduct among protected minorities.

Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.

There’s another important issue, too. How could the Army allow an obviously incompetent and dysfunctional psychiatrist to treat our troubled soldiers returning from war? An Islamist whacko is counseled for arguing with veterans who’ve been assigned to his care? And he’s not removed from duty? What planet does the Army
live on? For the first time since I joined the Army in 1976, I’m ashamed of its dereliction of duty. The chain of command protected a budding terrorist who was waving one red flag after another. Because it was safer for careers than doing something about him. Get ready for the apologias. We’ve already heard from the terrorist’s family that "he’s a good American." In their world, maybe he is.

But when do we, the American public, knock off the PC nonsense? A disgruntled Muslim soldier murdered his officers way back in 2003, in Kuwait, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recently? An American mullah shoots it out with the feds in Detroit. A Muslim fanatic attacks an Arkansas recruiting station. A Muslim media owner, after playing the peace card, beheads his wife. A Muslim father runs over his daughter because she’s becoming too Westernized. Muslim terrorist wannabes are busted again and again. And we’re assured that "Islam’s a religion of peace." I guarantee you that the Obama administration’s non-response to the Ft. Hood attack will mock the memory of our dead.

Wake Up America!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Impending Crusades?

The recent events that occurred in Ft Hood placed into context with events that have occurred here in America, as well as with those occurring around the globe, since 9/11, have led me to contemplate this question.

History shows us that the original Crusades began after the Turks (who happened to be Muslim) conquered the Holy Lands and mistreated Christians back in the 1070's. Several years later, Pope Urban II called for Christian Knights to take back Jerusalem during a speech at the Council of Clermont. History is vague, but the crusades officially ended in 1295 after 200 years of war, but additional "crusades" actually were conducted for the next 500 years.

So is it possible that the current activity of the Muslim fanatics could usher in a new age of "Crusades" at some point down the historical time line? If it happened once, why couldn't it happen again? Has that already started in Iraq and Afghanistan? If not, how long will it be before God fearing people around the world have had enough and start fighting back against this radical religion steeped in thousands of years of hatred?

As witnessed here in America, it takes a long time to push any group to the point where response is favorable to apathy. But that's what's happened since the Obama administration took office and started pushing their socialist agenda. Can the same fate await Radical Muslim Jihadists, and by extension, all Muslims because of the actions of the jihadists?

I think, sooner or later, there will be blow-back. I just hope it happens soon enough to prevent a Muslim take over of the world because society in every major country was too concerned with political correctness to take the necessary action to protect their culture and their way of life.

We are truly in strange and historic times. What will the history books say about the societies of today? Will there even be history books? If there are, I hope they depict a flattering account of patriotism around the globe, but what I fear is they will only depict an account of the demise of world individualism. Sad...

Wake Up America!

H.R. 2102

I came across this info today, and it was too good to pass up. This administration is relentless in their ferocity to push change we don't want on all of us. When we push back against them in one area, they pop up with something else that we have to fight against. Relentless may not be a strong enough word. Thanks for the heads-up Nickie et al...

From the Goomba News Network Blog November 5, 2009.

What is HR 2102? It's the bill gaining steam to fund and start The United States Public Service Academy. What is an Enarch? To describe it, and them, let's start somewhere else, far away, in the long ago.

In 1940, the French Vichy Government concluded that French glory had faded in the preceding two to twenty years. Their solution was to establish 60 "leadership schools". The infinitive "to lead" and its tenses hadn't been stricken from the language, only from French minds, and the Germans certainly noted the irony.

One of these schools, in the southern Alps, went on to become the model, the great Ecole Nationale d'Administration. It soon became known simply as the ENA. It milled and polished truckloads of civil servants, and dumped them into French society. At first, they were the best and brightest, meritocrats, well-traveled; well-educated in every way.

By the mid 1950's, graduates were simply known as "enarchs", and the process of their advancement known as "enarchization". They filled most senior positions in French civil administration. Their numbers grew, and the story of their subsequent opportunism is complicated. It had a lot to do with the failure of the Fourth Republic, the creation of the Fifth and DeGaulle's 1958 Constitution which favored enarchs as a special political class. The Constitution was drafted by Michael Debre, one of the main architects of the ENA.

Under Debre's Constitution, civil servants could be elected to Parliament. When they left elected office, they could resume their old jobs with full benefits. Their numbers grew because the levers of power could be turned to the benefit of the enarchs as a class. Since the 1970's, it's been estimated that 70 percent of all members of Parliament have been civil servants.

Six of seventeen prime ministers since 1958 have been enarchs. Worse, the nationalization of large companies since 1936 gave enormous influence over business to civil servants. A tradition called "pantoflauge" (slippering) permits enarchs to be loaned to private companies. The end is a petrified managerial class with its hands clasped to power and the things that sustain it.

What the French started in 1940 and codified in 1958 was the immutable government law of unintended consequences, the awful symmetry that develops when the interests of of the nation are seen to be the same as the interests of government. The goals of government are not the goals of the individual.

Here's where H.R. 2102 comes in. Many Democrats, and a few of the suspect Republicans, have seen the future, and it's Them. They've concocted an American version of the ENA. The United States Public Service Academy. Anyone interested in this monstrosity can resort to Google, and read of the sad formulae for the multiplification of liberals and other world-turners who will gorge at the public trough and manage your life.

You'll find Hillary Clinton on board, and Jim Moran, Biden and Boxer, and before he stopped drinking permanently, Teddy, and the defeated panty-waist CT Republican Chris Shays, and Specter; Sheila Jackson Lee and Conyers and Mikulski and Jim McDermott.

The USPSA is modeled after West Point (laughter here), and designed to produce 5000 graduates a year for $205 million annually. Graduates need to uphold the brain-burning 2.5 GPA in a government curriculum school. They get free education with a five-year public service requirement in "civil service, the public sector and other needed fields". How does the public sector differ from civil service, and on the other side of the looking glass, what are the other "needed fields"?

Such an idea from such people is a cancer on a free society. Civil servants churned out by an intellectual Gulag end up managing everything from Washington DC down to your local transfer station. The bad always drives out the good. H.R. 2102 is being driven in the dark, with the lights out. Pay attention. These criminals, liars, punks and shrews keep a low profile.

Wake Up America!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Distinguished Senator From Massachusetts?

I don't know the author of this article, but thought I would post it in hopes of allowing some semblance of truth to cut through the biased accolades of the so called media. As a recovering citizen of Massachusetts, I can attest that Senator Kennedy was not all he is being made out to be....

The Last of The Kennedy Dynasty

As soon as his cancer was detected, I noticed the immediate attempt at the “canonization” of old Teddy Kennedy by the mainstream media. They are saying what a
"great American" he is.

I say, let's get a couple things clear & not twist the facts to change the real history.

1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him.

2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. Oops! The man can't count to four! His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England (a step up from bootlegging liquor into
the US from Canada during prohibition), pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea, where a war was raging. No preferential treatment for him! (like he charged that President Bush received).

3. Kennedy was assigned to Paris, never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged. Imagine a person of his "education" NEVER advancing past the rank of Private!

4. While attending law school at the University of Virginia, he was cited for reckless driving four times, including once when he was clocked driving 90 miles
per hour in a residential neighborhood with his headlights off after dark. Yet his Virginia driver's license was
never revoked...

Coincidentally, he passed the bar exam in 1959. Amazing!

5. In 1964, he was seriously injured in a plane crash, and hospitalized for several months. Test results done by the hospital at the time he was admitted had shown he was legally intoxicated. The results of those tests remained a "state secret" until in the 1980's when the report was unsealed..

Didn't hear about that from the unbiased media, did we?

6. On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts ..

At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur's keys to his Oldsmobile limousine, and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge with no guard rail, Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, flipped, and into Poucha Pond..

7. He swam to shore and walked back to the party, passing several houses and a fire station. Two friends then returned with him to the scene of the accident. According to their later testimony, they told him what he already knew - that he was required by law to immediately report the accident to the authorities. Instead
Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been discovered. Before dying, Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered floor above her head in the upside-down car.

The Kennedy family began "calling in favors", ensuring that any inquiry would be contained. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family, before an autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain, but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water trying to rescue Kopechne and he didn't call police because he was in a state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was drunk, and he held off calling police in hopes that his family could fix the problem overnight. Since the accident, Kennedy's "political enemies" have referred to him as the distinguished Senator from Chappaquiddick. He pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS.

Kopechne's family received a small pay out from the Kennedy's insurance policy, and never sued. There was later an effort to have her body exhumed and autopsied, but her family successfully fought against this in court, and Kennedy's family paid their attorney's bills... a "token of friendship"?

8. Kennedy has held his Senateseat for more than forty years, but considering his longevity, his accomplishments seem scant. He authored or argued for legislation that ensured a variety of civil rights, increased the minimum wage in 1981, made access to health care easier for the indigent, and funded Meals on Wheels for fixed-income seniors and is widely held as the "standard-bearer for liberalism". In his very first Senate roll, he was the floor manager for the bill that turned U.S. immigration policy upside down and opened the floodgate for immigrants from third world countries.

9. Since that time, he has been the prime instigator and author of every expansion of an increase in immigration, up to and including the latest attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Not to mention the pious grilling he gave the last two Supreme Court nominees, as if he was the standard bearer for the nation in matters of “what’s right". What a pompous ass!

10. He is known around Washington as a public drunk, loud, boisterous and very disrespectful to ladies. JERK is a better description than "great American". “A blonde in every pond” is his motto.

Let's not allow the spin doctors make this jerk a hero -- how quickly the American public forgets what his real legacy is. Let’s keep this going for truth, justice and the American way.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Let Your Voice Be Heard

An Important Message From Mike Pence. Please take a quick look . Thank You!

Call, email, or phone your Congressman Thursday. They will be voting on this either Friday or Saturday as I understand it.

Wake Up America!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We Can Only Hope - An Excellent Article!

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Are You Ready For A Political Earthquake?
By Doug Patton
November 3, 2009

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" -- Mark 8:36 (KJV)

The warning signs were clear. Barack Obama's first clue to the mood of the country should have been the 48 percent of voters who did not want him for president. With this dubious "mandate," he and his cohorts in Congress launched their agenda to "fundamentally transform the United States of America" (Obama's exact campaign rhetoric). 

On April 15th and July 4th, millions of Americans gathered in what became known as the "Tea Party Movement." The White House attempted to marginalize them as fringe element wackos.

In August, we had our first chance to confront our representatives at town hall meetings. Nancy Pelosi called this movement "Astroturf." Jimmy Carter, whose death certificate will someday read "died of shame," declared that anyone daring to dispute the administration's torrent of lies is inherently racist. 

Then, on September 12th, hundreds of thousands (some estimates put it as high as two million) law-abiding, tax-paying citizens descended on Washington, DC, to peacefully protest the socialist takeover of their country. Once again, this earned them the disdain of Democrat congressional leaders, the White House and the Obamatrons in the media.

Now comes the off-year election cycle. As I write this, voters in three states -- Virginia, New Jersey and New York -- are preparing to go to the polls and hand Obama a referendum on his Marxist policies and Fascist tactics. Virginia is poised to elect a conservative Republican governor.

In New Jersey, traditionally one of the bluest states in the country, incumbent Democrat Governor Jon Corzine may lose his bid for re-election, despite the fact that Obama has campaigned feverishly for him.

And in that closely-watched 23rd Congressional District race in upstate New York, liberal "Republican" Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, hand-picked by local GOP leaders as their standard-bearer, has withdrawn from a three-way contest in which she was running third in the polls. This has opened the door for Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman to defeat Democrat Bill Owens.

Meanwhile, Scozzafava has proven that ideology is more important to her than the party that stuck its neck out on her behalf. In a page right out of the Lincoln Chaffee-Arlen Specter playbook of great RINO leadership, she has now endorsed Owens, the Democrat she was attacking just last week.

Of course, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and RNC Chairman Michael Steele, who were supporting Scozzafava up to the moment she showed her true colors, have major egg on their faces. Only now have they switched their support to Hoffman in an attempt to play catch-up with Sarah Palin and other conservatives who had the courage to do the right thing three weeks ago. Way to lead, guys!

Many in the GOP leadership have become more interested in retaking control than in aligning their philosophy with that of the GOP platform, not to mention the American people. A recent Gallop poll showed that 40 percent of Americans now identify themselves as conservatives, while 36 percent call themselves moderates. Running a distant third, at 20 percent, are those who self-identify as liberals. So much for change we can believe in.

Every national, state and local GOP official should have to read the party platform and then write a 500 word essay for their local paper on whether they agree with its basic tenets. This is not to say that every Republican must fall into lockstep with the entire GOP platform. But the platform is intended as a rubric under which the members must ask themselves, "Is this the party for me?" 

In the context of the 23rd Congressional district, the GOP would do well to take note of Hoffman's success and make a paradigm shift back toward the Reaganesque principles he is espousing. Then, and only then, will they be able to muster the voice to shake down the socialist Wall of Jericho currently surrounding the seats of power.

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid should try to enjoy the next year, because their reign will be short lived. This week's elections are a bellwether. A political earthquake is coming that will shake them from their ivory towers and make it clear once again that in this land, the people rule.


Doug Patton is a freelance columnist who has served as a political speechwriter and policy advisor to conservative candidates, elected officials and public policy organizations. His weekly columns are published in newspapers across the country and on selected Internet web sites, including Human Events Online and GOPUSA.com, where he is a senior writer and state editor. Readers may e-mail him at dougpatton@cox.net.

Racism Again? Or Corruption, Plain And Simple!

Could it be that this group of black Congresmen/women are just plain corrupt? The writer seems to want to make this story about racism, but white Congressmen have been investigated on ethics charges in the past, so how can that be. My vote? Hold these people, and any others -regardless of race - accountable for their actions.


John Bresnahan – Tue Nov 3, 4:54 am ET

The House ethics committee is currently investigating seven African-American lawmakers — more than 15 percent of the total in the House. And an eighth black member, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), would be under investigation if the Justice Department hadn’t asked the committee to stand down.

Not a single white lawmaker is currently the subject of a full-scale ethics committee probe.

The ethics committee declined to respond to questions about the racial disparity, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are wary of talking about it on the record. But privately, some black members are outraged — and see in the numbers a worrisome trend in the actions of ethics watchdogs on and off Capitol Hill.

“Is there concern whether someone is trying to set up [Congressional Black Caucus] members? Yeah, there is,” a black House Democrat said. “It looks as if there is somebody out there who understands what the rules [are] and sends names to the ethics committee with the goal of going after the [CBC].”

African-American politicians have long complained that they’re treated unfairly when ethical issues arise. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are still fuming over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to oust then-Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) from the House Ways and Means Committee in 2006, and some have argued that race plays a role in the ongoing efforts to remove Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) from his chairmanship of that committee.

Last week’s actions by the House ethics committee are sure to add fuel to the fire.

The committee — which has one African-American lawmaker, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), among its 10 members — on Thursday considered three referrals from the recently formed Office of Congressional Ethics. It dismissed a case against Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who is white, but agreed to open full-blown investigations of California Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson, both of whom are black.

The committee was already investigating five other African-Americans. Rangel is the subject of two different probes, one involving a host of issues he has put before the committee and another involving allegations that corporate funds may have been used improperly to pay for members’ trips to the Caribbean in 2007-08. Reps. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Mich.), Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Del. Donna Christensen (D-U.S. Virgin Islands) are also included in the second of those investigations.

A document leaked to The Washington Post last week showed that nearly three dozen lawmakers have come under scrutiny this year by either the House ethics committee or the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent watchdog created in 2008 at the insistence of Pelosi. While the list contained a substantial number of white lawmakers, the ethics committee has not yet launched formal investigative subcommittees with respect to any of them — as it has with the seven African-American members.

The OCE has also been a particular target of ire for the Congressional Black Caucus. Black lawmakers, including CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), met with OCE officials earlier this year to raise their concerns. Spokesmen for Lee and the OCE both declined to comment.

A number of CBC members opposed the resolution establishing the OCE, arguing that it was the wrong response to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, which helped Democrats seize control of the House in 2006.

Setting up the OCE “was a mistake,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) told The Hill newspaper recently. “Congress has a long and rich history of overreacting to a crisis.”

Cleaver, though, now finds himself part of the four-member subcommittee that will investigate Waters, who voted against the OCE. Waters is being probed over her intervention with the Treasury Department on behalf of a minority-owned bank in which her husband served on the board and owned at least $250,000 in stock.

While she has flatly denied engaging in any unethical or improper behavior in her dealings with OneUnited, Waters was described by colleagues and Democratic aides as “livid” over the ethics committee’s decision to investigate her.

“She was hopping mad,” a Democratic lawmaker said of Waters. “She feels this is a complete miscarriage of justice.”

Another CBC member said black lawmakers are “easy targets” for ethics watchdog groups because they have less money — both personally and in their campaign accounts — to defend themselves than do their white colleagues. Campaign funds can be used to pay members’ legal bills.

“A lot of that has to do with outside watchdog groups like [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington] that have to have a level of success to justify OCE,” the CBC member said. The good-government groups were strong backers of the OCE’s creation.

But these same groups won’t go after Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), this lawmaker claimed, “because she has plenty of money to defend herself,” and the outside groups don’t want to take a risk. The Democrat said the ethics committee would be going up against Harman’s lawyers and “going up against” the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee if they push the OCE to pressure the ethics committee to act.

Harman was allegedly recorded on a 2005 federal wiretap discussing with an Israeli operative her bid to become Intelligence Committee chairwoman. Harman has denied any wrongdoing, but an attempt by the ethics committee to get a transcript of the taped call was rebuffed by the Justice Department.

What especially galled black lawmakers was that the ethics committee voted to move forward with the Waters and Richardson probes following the OCE referrals, while Graves — who OCE also thought should be investigated by the ethics committee — saw his case dismissed.

Even worse, the ethics committee issued a 541-page document explaining why it wouldn’t look into allegations that Graves invited a witness to testify before the Small Business Committee — on which he sits — without revealing his financial ties to that witness.

“It is kind of crazy,” said an aide to one senior black Democrat. “How can it be that the ethics committee only investigates African-Americans? It doesn’t make sense.”

White lawmakers have certainly been the subject of ethics committee investigations before. Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) was admonished by the committee for his dealings with corporate lobbyists, while ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) was the target of an investigation over his dealings with teenage male House pages in late 2006. Foley resigned after the sex scandal was revealed.

And the document leaked to the Post last week shows that a number of white lawmakers — including senior House Appropriations Committee members John Murtha (D-Pa.), Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) — have drawn the attention of the committee and the OCE.

The two congressional ethics watchdogs are looking into these members’ ties to the PMA Group, a now-defunct lobbying firm that won tens of millions of dollars in earmarks from members of the Appropriations Committee. The lawmakers who arranged for the earmarks received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from PMA’s lobbying clients.

But it seems unlikely that the PMA case will become the subject of a full-blown ethics committee investigation. The Justice Department is also looking into the PMA allegations; the FBI raided PMA’s office last year, and Visclosky and his former chief of staff have been served with document subpoenas. And under ethics committee rules, the panel cannot conduct an investigation of any member or staffer already being probed by a law enforcement agency.

The nation’s only black senator, Roland Burris of Illinois, is currently under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee. It’s not clear whether that committee is currently investigating any white members, although Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) is likely to be in its sights if the Justice Department doesn’t pre-empt a committee investigation.

Jonathan Allen contributed to this story.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Copied From Deep Roots in Tough Times Blog

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Fools Among Us

Look around. How many people do you know who still say they “like” Barack Obama? While it is frustrating, there are reasons for that.

1. The progressive entitlement programs like welfare, which have been in existence for decades, have created a generation (or more) who only know the government supports them. They know no other way. The majority of these people are ignorant and lazy, and have been raised that way by their parents.

2. The true socialistic ideologues – whether organized or just indoctrinated through the higher education school systems over the past two decades.

3. The radical revolutionaries from the sixties, who never went away. They just went underground until the opportunity to surface presented itself. Well, that time is now, and they are everywhere – like ants.

4. And then there are the “lemmings”. Those individuals who believe that they need to watch out for everyone else, and that all other people are also required to watch out for everyone else, or they have no compassion, because they have been told so. These people are truly scary, because they are educated, but still don’t believe in personal responsibility. They believe that government must take a role in punishing and restricting industry because industry is bad, or industry has ruined the planet (or will).

What all these people do not seem to understand is this. The sweet taste of freedom, once sampled, is like candy to a child; never mind that we have lived “freedom” for centuries, and will not go willingly into a less free society. The conservative winds of change are gathering. And like the autumn storm sweeps the dying leaves from the trees, we will sweep the politicians from Washington.

Liberty is not an ephemeral ideal to be taken lightly. It’s an unyielding principle that cannot be diluted in our society without consequence. The conservative base of America, while slow to wake and slow to move, has indeed awakened. Watch out Washington – Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike. The conservatives are stalking you, and you have nowhere to hide. You no longer hold power over us, we know who you are. Be very, very afraid.

For your time in office is limited.

New York's 23rd District

This is the 3rd post on the subject of the Republican Party being nothing more than the "right-wing arm" of the progressive movement. In New York's 23rd District, Republican, and GOP endorsed candidate, Dierdre Scozzafava has withdrawn from the race. And in doing so HAS ENDORSED THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE, NOT THE CONSERVATIVE! Can there be any more clear message to America that the progressives own both parties? It;s time for REAL change America! Vote out any and all progressive ideologues! The conservatives haven't had much of a shot in the past 40+ years, and see where it's led us?

Wake Up America!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More Constitutional Disdain From Obama

You may recall that a few months ago President Manuel Zelaya was relieved of his presidential responsibilities, ousted from power, and exiled out of Honduras. You may also remember at the time that President Obama called it a coup, and that America did not recognize the man acting in the presidential capacity until new elections could commence. However, Honduras followed it's constitutional guidelines, and the decision to relieve Zelayas was upheld by their supreme court.

Now, from a President who says he won't meddle in other country's politics (and remember his stand (or lie down) during the Iranian uprising) we have this news. America has brokered a deal that would return Zelayas to power. There is still an election scheduled for November 29th, but he will be ineligible to run. But just the fact that Obama has so much disdain for Constitutional law - in both this country and abroad - is appalling. The rules do not seem to apply to this President - never have, never will. Leaving the door that wide open for abuse of power is something we should all be afraid of!

Wake Up America!