Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DOJ Whistler Blower with Megyn Kelly

I have blogged about this on numerous occassions.  Eric Holder should be fired.  The hypocrisy of Holder saying that we are cowards when it comes to race and for him to drop the charges against The New Black Panther Party when the evidence is clear that voter intimidation took place in Philadelphia is stunning.  Eric Holder Must Go!!!

See here, here, and here

This is long, but worth every minute. 

You Cut Week 6 Winner

Taxpayer Subsidized Union Activities


Saves potentially $120 million a year and $1.2 billion over ten years

Currently, some federal employees spend up to 100% of their workweek, paid by taxpayers, doing work for their union. Federal employees unions collect millions in revenue each year and spend significant amounts on political activities and lobbying, should they also be subsidized by the taxpayer for their official functions? In 2008 the Federal government spent $120 million paying employees for their time spent working on union activities (over five years this would total a minimum of $600 million.) (Also proposed as part of the RSC Sunset Caucus.)


Week 7

Prohibit Economic Assistance to Countries Who Hold More Than $50 Billion in U.S. Debt


Saves: $180+ million over ten years

Of America’s $13 trillion national debt, approximately $3.9 trillion is held by foreign countries. Over the past year, foreign holding of U.S. debt has increased by almost $700 billion. Ironically, we actually provide economic assistance in the form of foreign aid to some of our largest creditors. For example, President Obama has request at least $18 million in economic assistance for countries, including China, that hold in excess of $50 billion in U.S. government debt. In essence, Congress is borrowing money from foreign countries and then giving it right back to them for free. This proposal would prohibit any economic foreign aid to a country that holds $50 billion or more in U.S. debt.

Update Federal Employee Pensions To Reflect Private Sector Practices

Saves: $4.5+ billion over ten years

Initial pension benefits for federal civilian employees are calculated based on the average of employee's highest earnings over three consecutive years. By contrast, the private sector commonly bases benefits on a five year average. The Federal government also provides civilian employees (including Members of Congress and staff) with a benefit not normally offered to private sector employees: Federal employees who retire at age 55 or older with at least 30 years of service or at age 60 with at least 20 years of service receive an early benefit equivalent to Social Security until they reach 62. This proposal would eliminate the early retirement benefit for those who voluntarily retire early and would base pensions on the average earnings over five years.


Consolidate Federal Food Programs To Reduce Administrative Costs

Saves: $413 million over ten years

Under the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, the Department of Agriculture purchases certain food items and makes them available to states that then make the food available to local organizations that then make it available to low-income individuals. The 3-step program is only available in 39 states and serves approximately 467,000 individuals a month. Administrative costs consumer 23 percent of the program's entire budget. The same individuals who qualify for this program also qualify for traditional food stamps which are available in every state and which serve over 40 million individuals a month. Under the food stamp program, administrative expenses only consume 5 percent of the entire budget. Consolidating these two programs would allow the government to eliminate duplicative administrative costs.


Prohibit Mandated Project Labor Union Agreements That Increase Government Construction Costs

Saves: 10 to 20 percent per construction project, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars

In February of 2009, the President issued an Executive Order encouraging the use of "project-labor agreements" on federal construction projects in excess of $25 million. According to the Administration, "A project labor agreement is a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project." Numerous studies indicate that these agreements increase costs by between 10 and 20 percent. Based on information provided by the Administration in terms of the scope of the Executive Order, project labor agreements could be applied to some portion of large construction contracts which in 2008 totaled $31,685,574,596. As a result, increased costs to taxpayers could be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.


Prohibit Stimulus Funding for Promotional Signage And Recoup Previously Spent Funds

Saves: Tens of millions

Across the country, signs have been erected to alert citizens that certain projects are being funded by last year’s stimulus bill. These signs, often along highways, provide no meaningful information, create no jobs, and have been criticized as taxpayer funded advertisements for the stimulus bill. Unfortunately, no accurate information exists on the total number of signs erected and their cost to taxpayers. Press reports from across the country indicate, however, that the costs could well be in the millions of dollars. This proposal would prohibit funding for any additional signs, would require agencies to report on the amount already spent on signs, and would recapture those funds for taxpayers by reducing the agencies' administrative expenses by an amount equal to that spent on signs.

Wow, this week is very easy for me to decide which to vote for. 
 
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Portrait of a Jack Ass - Congressman Pete Stark



Here are some of his greatest hits





The more you owe the wealthier you are?  I guess I should go out and spend money I don't have today, then I will be rich.




Who ever is running against this guy needs to be added to Ten Bucks Friday.

A little Break

I was without a car for while.  My older car finally died.  So I have a new car now.  I will tell you, depending on mass transportation and friends to get where I need to go is no fun.  So this song describes my mood today.

Most Hated Conservatives in America

10. Michele Bachmann


9. Bill O’Reilly (This I find very surprising.) 

8. Dick Cheney


7. The tea party patriot (The only surprise is that it isn't rated higher)

6. Michelle Malkin


5. Ann Coulter (This is because they don't get her sense of humor)


4. George W. Bush (Isn't time to let it go?)

3. Rush Limbaugh


2. Sarah Palin


… and at No. 1, Glenn Beck. (Shocker!!!)

One of the things about the hatred that the left has for Glenn Beck is the fact that they hardly if ever comment on the content of what he is saying.  I would like to see someone on the left break down what he says point by point and show how it isn't true.  I personally don't agree with everything he says, but when I have checked into the information independently, I have found his facts to check out. 

Is the reason he is more hated than Rush is because he uses a blackboard? 

I personally can say I really respect the majority of the people on this list.  I don't hate any of them, but there are one or two that I don't agree with all the time. 


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Robert Byrd Dead at 92


Senator Byrd passed away early this morning.  He was the longest serving senator in history.  A prime example of why term limits are necessary.  He did bring the pork to his state, so I guess that is how he kept getting re-elected. 

As a child you are taught not to say mean things about the dead, so I think I am going to keep this short and sweet.  But, I will say this complicates the dems push to get through cap and trade, the Kagan nomination, and financial reform. 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I Will Follow - The Lame Stream Media and Obama

Ten Bucks Fridays - Vote Up Folks

This is becoming more and more popular as the days go on.  As you may know, Michele Bachman was last week's winner.  This week, I am going to have a hard time knowing who to vote for, as I nominated Star Parker.  Anyone that reads my blog regulary knows how much I love Allen West.  So there is the rub for me.  I love them both and both will make excellent members of Congress. 

Please feel free to pass this around and get as many people involved as you can.  Candidates need money to keep getting the word out.  As bloggers, we immerse ourselves in this everyday, but the majority of people do not. 

If you are not sure of who some of the candidates are, feel free to go over to Right Klik and he has links to all the candidates positions. 

In case you have not heard of this before, conservative bloggers vote on candidates that they feel need a money bomb, and every Friday a winner is selected and we ask that people send that candidate ten dollars or any amount that you can afford.  If you can't spare the money, please help by spreading the word around. 

Sunday Funnies



Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Delusion of Chris Matthews and Jim Moran

Virginia's 8th district must be so proud.  It is hard to miss how delusional this man is.  Sadly, Congressman MoronMoran can stay in congress for as long as he wants, he won't lose re-election.  The people in his district will lob off body parts before they vote for republican. 


Ahh, the peaceful and tolerant left

Riots have ensued at the G 8 Meeting.  40 arrests have been made, and Canada was forced to spend $900 million on security, and bring in police from all over the country. 

Hmm, the tea party people bring lawn chairs and flags, but they are labeled as violent. 

The Senator and Peggy West - Senator Kyl Sends Geography Challenged Peggy West a Map

Senator Kyl was equally appalled that Peggy doesn't know that Arizona is a border state, so he decided not only to write her a letter, but also included a map for her future reference.  He also highlighted the state of Arizona for her.  Just in case she misses it again. 

Can you imagine how mortified she must be right now? 

It is stunning that we are electing people like this.  Wake up America, this is why this country is heading towards bankruptcy, we elect idiots!!

Washington Enjoying His Tea

There was a big rally tonight in Old Town Manassas to support the healthcare lawsuit that has been filed by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.  This was a family friendly event with plenty of entertainment for the kids and adults alike.  Considering what a big time liberal area Nothern Virginia is it was a very good turn out.  For those not familiar with the geography of the area, this is a historical area, the battle of Bull Run during the civil war was fought in Manassas. 

George Washington made his way west to Manassas to partake in some tea:



H/T for the video to The Other McCain

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Funnies



Sorry, I couldn't resist this one. 


Mr. President, Why Don't You Want to Help the Poor?



So who is that really doesn't want the poor and needy in DC to succeed?  I would say the evidence can hardly be denied that would be the democrats.  The Department of Education has released a report on the school voucher program in the District has been very successful. 

“…students who were randomly selected to receive vouchers had an 82% graduation rate. That’s 12 percentage points higher than the students who didn’t receive vouchers. Students who actually used their vouchers had graduation rates that were 21% higher. Even better, the subgroup of students who received vouchers and came from designated Schools in Need of Improvement (SINI schools) had graduation rates that were 13 percentage points higher than the same subgroup of students who weren’t offered vouchers–and the effect was 20 percentage points higher for the SINI students who used their vouchers!”

This has been the most successful government educational program in history.  So, what did congress and Uncle Obammy do?  They stopped funding the program.  That's right, no more educational opportunities for you.  This is nothing more than a payback to the unions that stuff millions upon millions into the coffers of the democratic party and did the same for the election of President Barack Obama.  The first black president, who went to private schools, denying the minority children of Washington, DC the same educational opportunities that he is giving his own daughters.  Two students from this program attend the same school as Malia and Sasha. 

The same Uncle Obammy that is more willing to say that building bridges for turtles is economic stimulus.  You want real economic stimulus, then education our young.  Especially the ones that are coming from strained economic backgrounds.  These kids will go onto college and lift their families out of poverty.  What can be more better for our economy than that? 

This program has been cut off effective at the end of this coming school year.  That means that parents that have younger children will have to send those children to the crummy schools while the older child will be able to go a better and safer school.  That is decision that no parent should have to make.  How do they explain to the younger child that they are not meaningful enough to go to the a better school? 

Sorry, Bobby, I wanted to send you to a good school, but Pelosi and Obama cut off the funds.  Just be careful while you are walking through the slums and stay away from anyone who has a gun. 

That may seem like an exaggeration, but it really isn't.  Some of these children live in horrible neighborhoods that I would never walk around in on my own.  I have gotten lost in bad sections of DC and have been very scared.  Gang violence is the norm in these neighborhoods.  That is just the reality. 


Another very interesting development to this program is how the public schools reacted: 

  • 28% made changes to retain students.
  • 24% encouraged more parental involvement in school
  • 22% added parent orientation programs
  • 21% did building improvements
  • 20% did advertising to public
  • 20% added tutoring and programs designed to help children improve achievement
  • 17% made additional provisions to improve school safety
  • 15% made adjustments to disciplinary issues within the school
  • 14% added more achievement orientated classes i.e. computer technology
  • 8% altered class sizes


Hmm, sounds to me like free market competition helped improve the public schools. 

This program has the potential to change lives of low income people.  It should have been continued.  Especially when you consider it more expensive to send a DC student to the public school than to give the voucher.  If you want to donate to this wonderful program please go here.


Saved by a Jew - Hamas Turning On Their Own

This doesn't go into why he was attacked by Hamas, but it is not uncommon for members of Hamas to go after people they believe are not living every moment to go after Israeli's.  This is what the people who defend Hamas don't understand.  They are not interested in peace.  They are not trying to help the people in Gaza.  They are imprisoning them and making their lives more difficult than they need to be. 

Ten Bucks Fridays



The Winner for this week is none other than Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.  Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows how much I love Michele Bachmann.  She is a strong conservative voice who stands by her convictions; both politically and personally.  Did you know that she has taken in 23 foster children throughout her marriage?  She just rocks!!

Please remember to mark your donation as Ten Bucks Friday.  You can donate by clicking on her picture to the right. 

If you want to nominate someone for this weeks vote, head over to Right Klik

Liberal Logic - She Might Support Arizona's Illegal Immigrant Law If It Was On The Border

Sadly, this twit holds elected office.  She is on the Milwaukee County Board.  They must be so proud

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Funniest Line of the Day - Jeb Bush Edition

It’s kind of like a kid coming to school saying, ‘The dog ate my homework, It’s childish. This is what children do until they mature. They don’t accept responsibility.”


 “This would break his heart, to get advice that applies some of the lessons of leadership my brother learned, because he apparently likes to act like he’s still campaigning, and he likes to blame George’s administration for everything,” 

 “But he really seems like he’s getting caught up in what people are writing about him.”

“I mean, good God, man, read a book!”, “Go watch ESPN!”


McChrystal Out - Petraeus In



As expected, General McChrystal gave his letter of resignation today to President Obama.  The President has since announced that General Petraeus will be taking overseeing the theatre in Afghanistan. 

Petraeus has more than proven himself to be an excellent general and will give good guidance to the military men and women who are in harms way.  While I am still not convinced that McChrystal leaving is the best of ideas in the middle of a war, at least we have a very fine replacement. 

Defend the Constitution Rally - Old Town Manassas Virginia

Rally on Friday!!







We're just a few days away from the Defend the Constitution Rally, a historic event to be held at Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas, Friday, June 25th 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We are expecting a big turnout so make sure you come out and help us make some news!






And make sure you keep spreading the news to friends, family and co-workers! Make phone calls to people at your kids' school ... tell the neighbors ... print out a few fliers and pass them out ... tell them all to bring the whole family for a fun night.






Here are some important updates for the event:






COME A LITTLE EARLY: We strongly suggest you beat the last minute rush by getting to Old Town by at least 6:30 pm. Come as early as 6 pm and relax on the lawn, grab a bite to eat at the Chick-fil-A tent, enjoy the music and let the kids see the firetruck.






PARKING: There is lots of parking all around Old Town. There are the Manassas train depot parking lots, the Old Town parking garage, overflow lots down the street, the BB&T parking lot across the street and street parking back in the residential side of Old Town. All parking is free.






BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS! This will be a very engergetic event and will likely have a lot of folks standing but if you want to sit, please bring a portable folding chair.






BRING SMALL FLAGS AND/OR SIGNS TO WAVE!






SPEAKERS: Along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Delegate Bob Marshall, Jamie Radtke and Sonnie Johnson, we are honored to have Dr. John Bruchalski, Manassas City Councilman Marc Aveni and VA State Delegate Jackson Miller all on the speakers platform Friday night, each addressing some aspect of the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the federal healthcare mandate, the lawsuit, the impact of "Obamacare" on the medical community and its patients and the Tea Party movement's vital role in our upcoming November elections.






REFRESHMENTS: Chick-fil-A sandwiches, chips, soft drinks and bottled water will be available for sale (Sandwich with chips - $4, drinks - $1). Part of the proceeds will go to benefit Manassas Tea Party.






MUSIC: A DJ wil be spinning discs from 6 pm to 7 pm. We'll be treated to classic rock from the 50s, 60s and 70s, country music, big band, and patriotic standards.






FOR THE KIDS: The Manassas Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand with a fire engine for the kids to get their hands on. Also, General George Washington will be on hand in full military regalia to meet the attendees and lead us all in the invocation.






RAFFLE: We will be raffling off two books Friday night. One is Sean Hannity's latest and is signed by Sean. The other is the book on Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Jack Levin and it is signed by his son, constitutional scholar and radio powerhouse Mark Levin. Tickets are $1 each or free with a Manassas Tea Party registration (which requires a $10 annual dues fee -- forms available at the Rally).






OTHER STUFF: Manassas Tea Party will be selling their "Freedom is Brewing" Tea-Shirts for $15 apiece and taking pre-orders for the "Freedom is Brewing" bumper stickers at $3 apiece. Other vendors will be on hand selling American flags, Gadsden flags and Don't Tread on Me car flags. Organizations such as the Heritage Foundation, Defundit.org, NoVa Patriots Academy, Campaign for Liberty and numerous others will have booths as well.






We encourage you to stay afterwards and visit Mackey's American Pub in Old Town. Mackey's is a gracious sponsor of the rally.






COME HAVE A BLAST WITH YOUR FELLOW PATRIOTS! We'll see you on Friday night.


The Liberal Troll and Traitor

Yesterday I was called a liberal troll and a traitor.  I was also told I don't understand the constitution.  My crime was that I had the audacity to call General McChrystal's comments stupid. 

While I am certainly no constitutional scholar I know enough to understand that commissioned military officers have different rules while in uniform then the rest of us do.  While they are certainly allowed to have personal opinions, when they have the uniform on they cannot say disparaging things about the civilian leadership of the armed forces.  The leadership of our military is civilian for very good reasons; it is vital for a republic to survive.  The list of people that cannot be publicly questioned is longer than I expected and include the Vice President, Governors (who serves as commander in chief of the national guard), The Secretary of Defense, and The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.  Doing so can be grounds for a court martial. 

Agreeing with what the general said is irrelevant.  Even if he is correct (which I believe that he is) he didn't have the legal right to say it.  They live a different life that is full of different rules.  The ability to spout off your opinions on the leadership is just not allowed in the military.  Imagine the chaos if they could just decide for themselves what orders they liked and which they did not? 

I have a real problem with the forum in which he had chosen to express them.  I also really think for before defending this man people need to question his judgement
  1. He had a very open and frank discussion with a freelance journalist.  Freelancers don't have anyone to answer to.  Another words, they are not worried about keeping access for their employers. 
  2. The article was being written for Rolling Stone magazine; which lets just say. is left of center.
  3. He voted for Obama.  If that isn't enough to question his judgement than I don't know what is.  A man with his experience should have understood that electing a man that never led a Boy Scout troop let alone something as large and complicated as the US Government and the US Military would have a difficult time being up to the task.  His political career has been highlighted by voting present. 
  4. McChrystal is in charge of the latest effort to give medals to show restraint.  While we don't know for sure if this is an instance of him following orders or he is personally the driving force behind this, it isn't a stretch to assume he is in favor of them as this didn't come up in the interview.  He and his aides didn't seem to hold back. 
  5. He has yet to fully explain what really happened to Pat Tillman.  The Tillman family firmly believes that they were lied to.  These questions are still not answered and should be.  Their is compelling evidence that a cover up occured. 

From what I have read from people who are retired military officers, they have all said that his comments don't quite reach the level of a court martial, but they do reach of the bar of being fired.  The main question that must be answered is how these comments are going to affect the troops who are in the line of fire in Afghanistan.  If they feel that their general is not 100% behind the plan, why would they be?  Does this endanger their lives any more than they already are?  If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then he must go. 

Following the rules is mandatory in a military setting or people's lives will be put in more danger.  The general showed a reckless disregard for these rules.  The president has every right to take him out to the woodshed.  I personally believe that firing him in the middle of war is not the best of ideas, but it just may be necessary. 

The meeting between the President and the General has been moved and will be happening in about 15 minutes from now. So we will see if they are able to work out thier obvious differences.

Mark Levin, Jon Kyl and Obama's comments on Border Security

There are some interesting things in this interview.  From people that I have spoken to that work on the hill, they have all said that Senator Kyl is not one to make things up. 

Niiki Haley Wins the GOP Nomination in South Carolina

Nikki Haley won the runoff the GOP nomination to run for Governor in South Carolina.  This was a bare knuckled dirty campaign.  A blogger made accusations of an affair and much was made out of her conversion to Christianity 13 years ago. 

Nikki is a no nonsense conservative that could be a rising star in the GOP down the road.  She is a tea party favorite, too!!

South Carolina is a conservative leaning state, so she has a good chance of becoming the first female governor in that state.  She won the nomination with 65% of the vote.

Congrats to Nikki. 

For full coverage of the Nikki Haley saga, pop over to The Other McCain.  They have all the skinny. 

You Cut Week 5 Winner

Prohibit Hiring New IRS Agents to Enforce the Health Care Law

Savings of $5 billion to $10 billion over 10 years

According to the Congressional Budget Office, over the next ten years the IRS will require between $5 billion and $10 billion in funding to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka the new health care law). These funds will be used to hire thousands of additional IRS agents and employees. Reforming our health care system shouldn’t require expanding the IRS. By prohibiting funding for both the expansion of the IRS for this purpose and the enforcement of the individual health care mandate, we can protect taxpayers while we work to repeal the law.
This of course failed.
 
 
Week 6
 
Consolidate and Reduce Funding for Federal Advisory Committees


Savings $34 million next year and $340 million over ten years

In 2008, the Federal government spent $342 million on 917 active Federal Advisory Committees. These committees had nearly 64,000 total members. Many of these Committees are duplicative. For example the National Endowment for the Arts spent $1.3 million on two separate advisory panels both of which makes recommendations to the NEA chairman. At the U.S. Geological Survey, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee actually recommended the creation of the National Earthquake Prediction Council. Now taxpayers fund both committees at a cost of nearly $200,000 a year. These earthquake committees are in addition to a third committee run by the Department of Commerce that costs taxpayers another $43,000. In 2005, the Department of Interior even created an advisory committee to advise it on dog management at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Three years later, this committee cost taxpayers $41,000. Consolidating existing Advisory Committee and with a goal of reducing overall funding by 10% would save taxpayers $34 million next year and $170 million over five years.


Terminate Duplicative Federal Bicycle and Walking Program

Saves $183 million a year or $1.8 billion over ten years

Created in 2005, the Federal "Safe Routes to Schools Program" finances both infrastructure and non-infrastructure (10 to 30% of total funding) projects to "empower communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe and routine activity once again." The infrastructure components of this program, such as sidewalks and bike paths, have traditionally been viewed as local responsibilities. The non-infrastructure portion includes items such as public awareness campaigns and training volunteers. The program even requires that every state employ a full-time person dedicated to coordinating this federal program despite the fact that the law already requires every state to employ a separate full-time person to coordinate bicycle and pedestrian activities. Returning these responsibilities to state and local officials and removing federal mandates would generate savings for taxpayers.


Suspend Federal Land Purchases

Saves $266 million next year and $2.66 billion over ten years

Last year Congress spent $266 million acquiring additional federal lands at the Departments of Interior and Agriculture. This is a 138% increase over the comparable amount of funding just four years ago. Given that the federal government already owns 29% of the land in America and has a multi-billion dollar maintenance backlog to maintain current land holdings, suspending new federal land purchases would permit the government to focus on maintaining existing property while also saving taxpayers millions of dollars a year.


Require Collection of Unpaid Taxes From Federal Employees

Savings of potentially $1 billion +

In 2008, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that over 97,000 federal employees were delinquent on their federal income taxes, owing a total of $1 billion in unpaid taxes. This includes 1,151 employees who owe $7 million at the Department of Treasury which oversees the IRS. By requiring at a minimum that the IRS to work with federal agencies to withhold a portion of each employee's paycheck who is determined to have a "seriously delinquent tax debt," we can ensure that federal employees are paying their fair share of taxes. Failure to pay required taxes should result in disciplinary actions designed to ensure that the taxpayers are made whole. In addition to collecting back taxes already due, this reform will ensure future unpaid taxes are also collected.

Taxpayer Subsidized Union Activities

Saves potentially $120 million a year and $1.2 billion over ten years

Currently, some federal employees spend up to 100% of their workweek, paid by taxpayers, doing work for their union. Federal employees unions collect millions in revenue each year and spend significant amounts on political activities and lobbying, should they also be subsidized by the taxpayer for their official functions? In 2008 the Federal government spent $120 million paying employees for their time spent working on union activities (over five years this would total a minimum of $600 million.) (Also proposed as part of the RSC Sunset Caucus.)
 
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Liberal Logic - Hilda Solis on Illegal Immigrants

What about Illegal doesn't the left understand?  If you don't have documentation it is against the law to be working in this country.  So how can they not be paid fairly?  This is one of the most moronic things I have ever heard said.  Someone really needs to get dictionary and the copy of the law that forbids employers from hiring people without a visa or social security number and explain it to her. 

I doubt it will help, but at least that way she may get a clue.

This Just Keeps Getting Better and Better

Meet the candidate for congress in the Texas 22 - Kesha Rogers.  She is a La Rouche Crazy who wants to colonize Mars and impeach Obama.  How the heck did this woman win the primary? 

If this doesn't say something to the DNC, then they are truly blind to what the electorate is really feeling right now. 

She makes Alvin Greene look like a good candidate.


Kesha Rogers Speaks on the Impeachment of President Barack Obama from Kesha for Congress on Vimeo.

Ten Bucks Fridays - Vote Up Folks

Sunday, June 20, 2010

No Apology Needed - Congressman Barton Was Right

I have stayed out of the oil spill for the most part. I have not done this because I am in anyway feeling bad about being a believer in drilling. The main reason I have stayed out of the fray is due to the disappointment in the response. By that I don’t just mean the government response. I also mean the conservative response.



We have all heard Congressman Barton’s apology. He was then forced by republican hierarchy to retract his apology with threats of losing his committee positions. This is a discussion that we should be having. Strong arming BP is a clear violation of The Constitution. Neither the President nor the attorney general has the power to force BP to do anything without due process. They are not judge and jury. BP is 100% responsible for the costs to clean up this mess. They must pay every last dime to make right (the best than can be) the lives that are being devastated by this leak. There is no question about that. I personally believe that it is a good possibility that some executives could end up in jail due to negligence that ended up with 11 dead and billions in damage. But that is for a jury to decide; not Obama or Holder.


This is yet one more example of how the executive branch is using a crisis to grab power that does not belong to them. Both parties are guilty of this. Bush did this with The Patriot Act after 9/11. Isn’t this one of the reasons that people are gathering in libraries and living rooms around the country to learn about the constitution? I say that it is.


The oil leak is reaching epic proportions that are almost biblical in nature. This is the time that conservatives need to stand up and make the case that smaller more limited government may have prevented this disaster. Had these wells had to be insured by the private sector do you think that BP would have been able to cut the corners they did? The answer to that is most likely no. An insurance company would not want to be on the hook for the billions of dollars this is going to cost. Instead we have the governmental department of MMS that is far too cozy with the oil industry turning a blind eye to BP’s shoddy cost saving measures. BP mistakenly believed that this would save them a few million. An insurance company wouldn’t have cared if they needed to spend an extra million to keep them from paying out if this type of disaster could happen. BP has a long list of violations that a private insurance company wouldn’t tolerate, but the US government did. We have yet to see the employees at MMS to be put under oath and appear at a congressional hearing. Although these hearings seem to be nothing more than a posturing and finger pointing match that is doing nothing but getting people on television with great sound bites. It is not taking care of the problems in The Gulf. This is one area that President Obama has culpability. He campaigned on the cozy relationship between big oil and MMS; yet after 18 months in office nothing has been done. This is the same sort of incompetence that we saw at the SEC that allowed Madoff to scam millions of dollars. We have government employees that are spending hours a day looking at dirty pictures yet are keeping their jobs. Conservatives are losing this opportunity to show independents that big government moves too slowly and is by nature ineffective at best and completely incompetent at worst.


This has become Obama’s Katrina. We heard the never ending mantra of how incompetent Bush was in the immediate aftermath of Katrina; some of which was well deserved. The reality remains much of the help that the victims of Katrina received came from the private sector and the charitable hearts of Americans all across the country, and don’t forget the faith based groups that converged in Louisiana helping the victims. The federal government has too many rules and regulations to move quickly let alone effectively. High profile members of the government are far too worried about scoring political points by making someone else look bad and kowtow to special interest groups to actually solve the immediate problems.


We have had offers from other countries to help us with this mess. Some of which are OPEC countries that must have experience with oil spills and leaks. Yet we turned them down because of some stupid restrictions that have more to do with keeping unions happy. That is criminal. Conservatives voices need to be spreading the word far and wide.


We also need to be saying the reasons that we are drilling in such deep waters that are inherently more dangerous. The blame for that lies strictly at the feet of far left environmental groups. These types of accidents are far less likely to happen to begin with and are far less complicated to take care of in case of emergency.


Let’s be clear on the facts:


It isn’t that we drilled; it is that we drilled at more dangerous depths. It isn’t that BP shouldn’t be held responsible; it is that the laws have to be followed. President Obama and AG Holder need to uphold due process; even when it comes to BP. If KSM needs to have due process; so does BP. 


It isn’t that President Obama doesn’t care about what is happening it is that the federal government is limited in what it can do. So I say shame on the republican leadership who stifled Barton’s apology. They don’t need to apologize for his words, they need to explain them.

Ten Bucks Fridays

In case you have not heard about Ten Bucks Fridays, it is a way to give much needed funds to worthy candidates.  There is a facebook page set up and quite a few blogs are involved in getting the polls out.  If you can't afford to send every week, that is fine............just vote and keep the word out about candidates that could use the money to help get elected and take our country back. 

Right Klik is very much involved in this movement.  Take a look and vote for next week's contenders.

Sunday Funnies

And The Truth Comes Out - Obama Won't Secure Borders for Political Reasons

This comes as no shock to anyone who pays the least bit of attention.  Our government is unwilling to protect our borders.  The republicans are not much better than the democrats either.  The republicans likes low wage workers and the democrats think that I am not exactly sure what they think.  It will take mass causualities to fix this problem unless the public rises up and forces the government to fix this.


Happy Father's Day


Our society has a very bad tendency to dismiss the importance of fathers in the lives of our children.  Today is day to remember what an important role they play in our lives. 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Quote of the Day

"We in Asia are convinced that Obama is not strong enough to confront his opponents, but we fear that he is not strong enough to support his friends."

Unnamed Asian Leader at a Private Dinner in the United States

Very Distrubing.

Read the entire article here

Friday, June 18, 2010

Alvin Greene on The Laura Ingraham Show

First, this man sounds high.  Second, this is going to fun election season with him in it. 

Bachmann Under Attack


While there is nothing wrong with going after a politician about their belief systems and their public voting record, there is a line that shouldn't be crossed; regardless of which side of the aisle it is coming from. 

This is a flyer that has been popping up around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of late. 

This is beyond the pale. 

Chris Matthews' Producers Are Idiots Obama Teaching Rules for Radicals

During the lovefest docudrama on Obama, Matthews' producers use a picture of Obama teaching Rules For Radicals tatics while discussing his Constitutional law teaching days. 

Funniest Line of the Day - Alvin Greene Edition



“I am the best candidate for the United States Senate in South Carolina,” 

 “And I am also the best person to be Time magazine’s Man of the Year.”

Alvin Greene to Time reporter Michael Scherer. 

This is the gift that just keeps on giving.

Do Illegals Really Do Jobs that Americans Won't Do?

So much for the "Doing Jobs Americans Won't Do"  While I will be the first to admit that is the case in some instances, but it isn't true in all cases.  We need to stop allowing people to make that statement like it is fact.


We Are The Champions - Lakers Win the NBA Title



The Los Angeles Lakers win their second straight championship.  It was a great series between two long time rivals.  It took 7 games for the Lakers to take home the championship, and of course Kobe is the MVP, because

Kobe Rules!!!

Congrats to the Lakers

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Palin Endorses Star Parker


Sarah Palin has made some additional endorsements today, one of which was of Star Parker.   Ms. Parker is running for congress in the California 37th. 

Star is a former welfare mom, author of White Ghetto, Pimps, Whores, and Welfare Brats, and Uncle Sam's Plantation, and the founder of CURE (Center for Urban Renewal and Education).  A non profit that is working to address the issues of poverty through conservatives values and limited government. 

Star has an amazing life story of succeeded against the odds and realizing that the welfare system in this country does more to hurt the poor than to help them.  Here is taste:

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal & Education, a 501(c)3 non-profit think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy.



Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith and market-based alternatives to empower the lives of the poor.


As a social policy consultant, Star Parker gives regular testimony before the United States Congress, and is a national expert on major television and radio shows across the country. Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, CNBC, CBN, FOX News, and the United Kingdom's BBC. She has debated Jesse Jackson on BET; fought for school choice on Larry King Live; defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and spoke at the 1996 Republican National Convention.


Star Parker’s personal transformation from welfare fraud to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC’s 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; Dr. James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; the Washington Times; Christianity Today; Charisma, and World Magazine. Articles and quotes by Star have appeared in major publications including the Washington Post and the New York Times.


Star has written three books. Her autobiography "Pimps, Whores & Welfare Brats" was released in 1997 by Pocket Books, "Uncle Sam's Plantation" is released by Thomas Nelson in the fall of 2003, and "White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Decay" was released in 2006.


Today, in addition to heading CURE, Star is a syndicated columnist for Scripps Howard News Service, offering weekly op-eds to more than 400 newspapers worldwide, including the Boston Herald, the Dallas Morning News, The Orange County Register, San Diego Union, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the Washington Times, and the Star and Stripes, the largest paper serving the men and women of our Armed Forces

She is a person our government sorely in need of. 

What Took You So Long, Mr. President RNC Ad

I honestly have no problem with the President going on "vacation" because they are never not available.  He can do his job wherever he may happen to be.  The problem really is the rounds of golf, the singing of Hey Jude with Paul McCartney, going to the theatre to see play about Justice Marshall, raising money for candidates.  It just doesn't look good.  Image does matter. 

People have lost their livelyhoods, 11 people are dead, and he is playing golf. 

I personally feel that this is a lesson in the fact that the government cannot solve most of our problems, but he does need to look like he cares about what people are going through.  Jamming with McCartney not the best of ideas when you have yet to speak to BP. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Reason #15,879 Why Conservatives Homeschool More Liberal Lunancy in our Schools

This happened in a middle school in New Haven, CT. Now, I went to college in New Haven; it is a poor community that has major problems with drugs and gangs. So, I am all for a teacher trying to give kids a sense of themselves and to teach them that they can grow beyond their environment and achieve success and change the circumstances of the life they were born into. This goes waaaaaaaaaaaay beyond that, and it is not acceptable.



The Day of Reckoning by Chris Christie

This man is so awesome.  I had spoken to several people who live in New Jersey during the run up to Gov. Christie's election.  They all said the same thing, they didn't think he was a good conservative, but I am sure they are eating those words now. 

Hey, if you guys don't want him, we will take him on the national level. 

Funniest Line of the Day - John Kerry Edition



Sen. Kerry was asked about the loss of jobs in Spain due to the cap and trade program they implemented. 

“You have some anomalies in some countries where they began slowly. They didn’t have the right incentives, they over-subsidized a couple of different things-- we’ve learned something from some of those mistakes, but I’m confident that the way we’re approaching this is really private sector determined. That’s the key here.”

He went on to say that we should use the German model.  Too bad that the reports for Germany are no better than for Spain:

"While employment projections in the renewable sector convey seemingly impressive prospects for gross job growth, they typically obscure the broader implications for economic welfare by omitting any accounting of off-setting impacts. These impacts include, but are not limited to, job losses from crowding out of cheaper forms of conventional energy generation, indirect impacts on upstream industries, additional job losses from the drain on economic activity precipitated by higher electricity prices, private consumers' overall loss of purchasing power due to higher electricity prices, and diverting funds from other, possibly more beneficial investment."

Via Washington Times

You Cut Week 4 Winner

Sell Excess Federal Property



Potential savings of up to $15 billion


The Office of Management and Budget estimated in 2007 that the federal government is holding $18 billion in real property that it does not need. Rather than selling this property, however, Federal law usually requires that it first be offered, often at no cost, to other government agencies, to state and local governments, to non-profits, and others. The federal government has conveyed at no cost: a building in Las Vegas that is intended to house the “mob museum,” land in Massachusetts for a private high school where tuition is over $29,000 a year, and a building in Florida that the federal government now leases back at a cost of over $100,000 a year. This proposal would amend federal law to require an expedited process for selling unneeded federal property with 80% of the proceeds used to reduce the deficit.
 
Week 5 Proposed Cuts
 
 
Prohibit Hiring New IRS Agents to Enforce the Health Care Law


Savings of $5 billion to $10 billion over 10 years

According to the Congressional Budget Office, over the next ten years the IRS will require between $5 billion and $10 billion in funding to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka the new health care law). These funds will be used to hire thousands of additional IRS agents and employees. Reforming our health care system shouldn’t require expanding the IRS. By prohibiting funding for both the expansion of the IRS for this purpose and the enforcement of the individual health care mandate, we can protect taxpayers while we work to repeal the law.


Terminate Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners Program

Savings of $87.5 million over ten years

The Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners program provides non-competitive grants to support culturally-based educational activities "to assist Alaska Natives, native Hawaiians, and children and families living in Massachusetts linked by history and tradition to Alaska and Hawaii, and members of any federally recognized Indian tribe in Mississippi." The President has proposed terminating this program in part because it is non-competitive in nature, there is no reliable performance data by which to measure the outcomes of the program, and it has "narrow goals [that] are more appropriately served with State, local, and private funding."


Terminate Taxpayer-Subsidized Political Party Conventions

Savings of approximately $33.6 million every four years ($67.2 million over ten years)

Since 1976, taxpayers have subsidized a portion of the cost of political conventions, with the money derived from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. In 2008, the Republican and Democrat conventions received a total of $33.6 million for grants to hold their political conventions (this is in addition to appropriations they received for security costs). These taxpayer funds covered approximately 20% of the cost of the conventions with the remainder coming from private sources. By requiring political parties to fund their conventions with private money and not taxpayer money, we can reduce the deficit. (This is also a RSC sunset Caucus proposal.)


Require Collection of Unpaid Taxes From Federal Employees

Savings of potentially $1 billion +

In 2008, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that over 97,000 federal employees were delinquent on their federal income taxes, owing a total of $1 billion in unpaid taxes. This includes 1,151 employees who owe $7 million at the Department of Treasury which oversees the IRS. By requiring at a minimum that the IRS to work with federal agencies to withhold a portion of each employee's paycheck who is determined to have a "seriously delinquent tax debt," we can ensure that federal employees are paying their fair share of taxes. Failure to pay required taxes should result in disciplinary actions designed to ensure that the taxpayers are made whole. In addition to collecting back taxes already due, this reform will ensure future unpaid taxes are also collected.

Terminate Funding For The Duplicative National Drug Intelligence Center

Savings of $440 million over ten years

First created in 1993, the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has been criticized since its creation as duplicative of already-existing drug intelligence centers (e.g. DEA’s El Paso Intelligence Center). In 2005, U.S. News and World Report ran a detailed story on the agency calling in a "boondoggle." A Congressional Oversight Committee also determined in 2006 that "NDIC was never able to fulfill its original mission of centralizing and coordinating drug intelligence, given its remote location and the unwillingness of the other Federal agencies to contribute significant information..." Previous Administration’s have recommended terminating NDIC and consolidating its operations with other federal drug intelligence centers. And in 2008 on a bipartisan 17-4 vote, the House Intelligence Committee voted to terminate the agency. Yet the program continues to this day and the Administration has requested another $46 million for the agency
 
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Support Our Troops



4th of July Survival Straps are a cool way to show your patriotism and support our troops at the same time.  20% of the proceeds in the month of June will go to Wounded Warrior Project. 

To purchase go here

Monday, June 14, 2010

Go West - Allen West On The Revolution

The Tolerant Left At Their Finest

“You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote,”

Rep. Janis Baird Sontany, D-Nashville on Republican Women

The Congresswoman has sinced apologized saying it was an off-the-cuff the remark. 

Ya Think? 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ol' Glory



The flag of the United States of America, “Stars and Stripes,” officially was adopted as the national symbol by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.



The Continental Congress proclaimed, “resolved that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”


It took more than a hundred years until the first flag day observance was held in a one-room schoolhouse in Waubeka Wis.


On June 14, 1885, teacher Bernard J. Cigrand, 19, placed a 10-inch, 38-star flag on his desk and instructed his students to write an essay on what the flag meant to them.




From that day forth, Cigrand devoted his life to bring about a national day of observance for the flag.


On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day.


In 1949, President Harry Truman signed an act of Congress designating June 14 as National Flag Day.


Source: National Flag Day Foundation
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