"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

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Democrats Illuminated

Well, once again it's happened. - the Democrats have passed a bill not becuase it's best for America, but because they have the mojorities in the House and Senate. The Democrats have just passed a vote to raise the debt limit - this time adding 2 TRILLION more dollars to the cap. ARE THESE PEOPLE INSANE?

Every Republican voted against the bill, along with a handful of Democrats who can see the writing on the wall. The Democrats (in general) continue to call the Republican Party the "party of no!", they keep saying that "Americans want to see some agreement". But in my view, there is nothing wrong with saying "no" when the bills are WRONG! I don't want to see agreement for the sake of agreement! Period.

I encourage, and in fact I expect, the conservative members of Congress to vote against the insanity that has gripped Washington for the past 20+ years, but has become terminal since Obama took office.

So, now that the Democrats have illuminated their bias, does it signal their demise in the future? You'll decide!

Come On America - Call Your Senators and Representatives. Keep the momentum going in our favor - not that of the progressives.

Act Of Disgrace!

You may recall pictures of Obama that surfaced during his Presidential Campaign depicting him listening to the Pledge of Allegiance but without his hand over his heart. You may recall his decision not to wear the American Flag pin on his lapel. Well, here's the latest act of disgrace by the man who claims the position of President. Amazing, that this was not on TV! This picture is taken at Fort Hood, TX on November 11th 2009 at a ceremony to honor the thirteen dead Soldiers slain by Nidal Hassan. Obama refused to salute, place his hand over his heart, or even stand at attention as the Honor Guard passes at the Memorial Service for those killed by a fellow terrorist (ahem)... Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this is something new that Obama's introduced to America. You know, more of that change he's always touting... the crotch salute! Nah, can't be.... If this guy hasn't offended you yet, you must be comatose! He's such a moron! There's Work To Do America! Vote! Vote! Vote! Vote! Vote!....
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Freedom... A Powerful, Living, Emotional Concept, And One Worth Dying Over

Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?

Did you know his trial is over?
Did you know he was sentenced?
Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV/Radio?
Didn't think so.
Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.

Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say.
His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his "allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah," defiantly stated "I think I ought not apologize for my actions," and told the court "I am at war with your country."

Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below, a stinging condemnation of Reid in particular and terrorists in general:

January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid: Judge Young: Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you. On counts 1, 5, and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison, in the custody of the United States Attorney General.

On counts 2, 3, 4, and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the other. That's 80 years. On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million. The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines. The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.
The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further. This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist coconspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect. Here in this court, where we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals. As human beings, we reach out for justice.

You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist ... And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice. So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You're no warrior. I know warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders. In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were and he said you're no big deal.

You're no big deal.

What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?

I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing. And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.

It seems to me you hate the one thing that is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose. Here, in this society, the very winds carry >>> freedom. They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely. It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.

We are about it. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bare any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms. Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure. Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done. The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. You know it always will.

Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down.

So, how much of this Judges comments did you hear on our TV sets? We need more judges like Judge Young, but that's another subject. Pass this around. Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine judge had to say. Powerful words that strike home.

What's Your Freedom Worth To You? Time To Get To Work America!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Wizard Of DC

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain", or in this case the podium. At least that's what he wants us to do, as he continually makes fundamental change to America and her resposnibilities and former policies in the dark of the night, behind closed doors. Only through vigilant investigation do we find out about these things. Here's the latest moronic decision made by The Wizard of DC.

Obama Surrendering Internet to Foreign Powers

Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 06:41 PM Article Font Size
By: Bradley A. Blakeman

Without the ingenuity of America’s brightest minds and the investment of U.S. taxpayer dollars, there would be no Internet, as we now know it today.

Now, the Obama administration has moved quietly to cede control of the Web from the United States to foreign powers.

Some background: The Internet came into being because of the genius work of Americans Dr.Robert E. Kahn and Dr. Vinton G. Cerf. These men, while working for the Department of Defense in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the early 1970s, conceived, designed, and implemented the idea of "open-architecture networking."

This breakthrough in connectivity and networking was the birth of the Internet.

These two gentlemen had the vision and the brainpower to create a worldwide computer Internet communications network that forever changed the world and how we communicate in it.

They discovered that providing a person with a unique identifier (TCP/IP)that was able to be recognized and interact through a network of servers would allow users to communicate with others.

The servers woulduse a series of giant receivers to recognize the identifier and connect networks to networks, passing on information from computer to computer in a seamless real-time exchange of information. This new process of communication became know as the "information super highway," aka, the Internet.

Now for the bad news: In an effort to show the world how inclusive, sharing, cooperative, and international America can be, the Obama administration set off on a plan to surrender control and key management of the Internet by the U.S. Department of Commerce and its agents.

The key to the control America has over the Internet is through the management of the Domain Name System (DNS) and the giant servers that service the Internet.

Domain names are managed through an entity named IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. The IANA, which operates on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources.

In short, without an IP Address or other essential Internet protocols, a person or entity would not have access to the Internet.

For years, the international community has been pressuring the United States to surrender its control and management of the Internet. They want an international body such as the United Nations or even the International Telecommunications Union, (an entity that coordinates international telephone communications), to manage all aspects of the Internet in behalf of all nations.

The argument advanced for those seeking international control of the Internet is that the Internet has become such a powerful, pervasive, and a dependent form of international communications, that it would be dangerous and inequitable for any one nation to control and manage it.

Just this past spring, within months of Obama's taking office, his administration, through the Department of Commerce, agreed to relinquish some control over IANA and their governance. The Obama administration has agreed to give greater representation to foreign companies and countries on IANA.

This amounts to one small step for internationalism and one giant leap for surrendering America's control over an invention we have every right and responsibility to control and manage.

It is in America's economic and national security interests not to relinquish any control. We are responsible for the control, operation, and functionality of one of the modern world's greatest inventions and most powerful communications network.

What better country to protect the Internet than the United States?

We invented it, and we paid for the research and implementation that made it possible. We are the freest, most tolerant nation on earth, we believe in the fundamental right of free speech, and we practice a free market of commerce and ideas.

America has always been against censorship and has shared its invention with the world without fee or unreasonable or arbitrary restriction. The user fee to operate on the Internet is not one paid to the U.S. government; a consumer pays it to private Internet companies, who provide access to the Internet through servers for their subscribers.

Look no further than China's recent move against Google to censor the Internet, and you can envision what can happen when other nations less free than the United States seek to control the Internet beyond even their own borders.

America needs to wake up. If we lose control over the management of the Internet, we have given away one of our nation's greatest assets with nothing in return to show for it.

The Obama administration's actions will set in motion a slow and complete takeover of the Internet by the United Nations or some other equally U.S.-hostile and unfriendly international body. And once it is gone, it will be gone forever.

The surrender of the Internet will spell disaster for our nation, financially, as well as for safety, security and our standing as a great power that values freedom and the free exchange of ideas and information.

As far as I am concerned, America is still the last best hope for a more peaceful and prosperous world and our president should not be looking for ways to weaken us. Rather, his job is to work to strengthen us and protect our nation's greatest asset our people's creativity and ingenuity.

Bradley A. Blakeman, who was a deputy assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001-2004, teaches public policy and politics and international affairs at Georgetown University.

Time To Get To Work America! Curb This Imbicile's Power - Vote Out EVERY Progressive You Can Identify!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Economics For Dummies (Congress, Are You Paying Attention?)

Ok, so you're in good shape. You take home $50,000.00 a year - awesome! Uh oh, you just did your 2010 budget. With all your utility and household bills, your discretionary spending for entertainment, clothing, household projects, and charity contributions, and your grocery bill you realize you need $55,000.00 for the year. Crap, you're on a fixed salary. Now what? Well, you have 3 options.

1. Get a second job.
2. Reduce your expenses
3. Borrow the extra $5000.00

Well, #1 is off the table. You can't get a second job, because your commitments won't allow it. And #2 can't be considered because you like the amount and types of food you eat, the entertainment choices you make, and the clothes you buy! And you certainly can't get a less expensive car! Well, that's ok, let's borrow the money! Awesome!

Uh oh, that's gonna add another bill to your monthly expenses. Oh well, let's not worry about that right now. We'll figure it out as we go. Maybe we'll need to borrow more money to help pay our additional bills down the line, we'll see. Yeah, that's a plan! Ok, I feel better now.

Does this sound like good fiscal management? Then why are we allowing our government to do it?

Time To Get Up America! We Have Work To Do!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

President Barack Obtuse

He just doesn't get it. Is he defiant, or just oblivious? He has just sent Congress the 2011 Budget. As you may recall, he ran up record deficits last year - to the tune of $1.41 TRILLION!! Well, he's at it again. The deficit for 2010 will surpass that - coming in at $1.56 TRILLION, and who knows what it will end up being in 2011. The budget he submitted for 2011 is nearly $4 Trillion, so it stands to reason that the deficit will continue to skyrocket.

This guy has no idea how to be fiscally responsible. He has no idea how to balance a budget. He is a community organizer, and what he knows is how to raise and spend other people's money. He's good at it. He has no regard for the consequences. He's like a kid who won the lottery and just spends and spends.

And no matter how many times he says in a speech "I'm going to freeze spending" or "I'm going to go through the budget line by line" or "I'm going to cut programs that are unnecessary", he doesn't have the discipline to do it properly (if at all). Enough is enough Barack Obtuse! Stop the spending!

And here's a thought for today...

When Ronald Reagan was President, we still had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now that Obama is President, we have no Hope and no Cash.

Come On America, There's Work To Do!