Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Radical Notion? Gridlock Makes For Good Government

A number of years ago, I agreed to be the campaign treasurer for a mayoral candidate who was a very nice guy and basically conformed to most of my political views. But that was not the only reason I supported him. The prior years had seen very active mayors who wanted to really get things done. Government grew and taxes rose with no noticeable benefit to the taxpayers. This candidate was perfect since I did not believe he would try to do much at all except maintain the status quo. This article brings back these memories.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bill Maher, Barack Obama and the Truth About American Exceptionalism

Exceptionalism

Anti-Americanism didn’t start with Bush

The only way for America to end anti-Americanism would be to stop acting in our own interests. Not even Obama can pull that one off, at least not for long, and everyone knows it. The real problem with anti-Americanism is that Americans take it so seriously. We need to act in our own interests while treating our friends fairly and securing ourselves against our enemies. That’s what nations do, and only the unserious worry about whether they’re liked for doing so.
Read it here.

Engineers, Scientific and Social

Read it here. Engineers, Scientific and Social

Course on Constitutional Law

Course Details

CO2 - The Polutant

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

America’s Work Deficit

Too many American students simply lack the basics. In 2002, a National Geographic-Roper survey found that most 18- to 24-year-olds could not find Afghanistan, Iraq, or Japan on a map, ranking them behind counterparts in Sweden, Great Britain, Canada, Italy, Japan, France, and Germany. And in 2007 the American Institutes for Research reported that eighth graders in even our best-performing states - like Massachusetts - scored below peers in Singapore, South Korea, and Japan, while students in our worst-performing states - like Mississippi - were on par with eighth graders in Slovakia, Romania, and Russia.

My lazy American students

Read follow-up article here

DeMint to offer anti-earmark trading measure; Will Reid allow a vote?

Read it here.

Employment Losses for November Fudged? Naaaa!

The ADP numbers don't jive with the Labor Dept's report for November. Labor Dept job losses 11,000, ADP's losses 169,000. Remember how happy the Obama camp was and the great press they got. Perhaps "the whole truth and nothing but the truth" is not being told. ADP Report

Corruption at It's Finest

In a single evening, Nelson managed to undermine the logic of Medicaid, abandon three decades of protections under the Hyde Amendment and increase the public stock of cynicism. For what? For the sake of legislation that greatly expands a health entitlement without reforming the health system; that siphons hundreds of billions of dollars out of Medicare instead of using that money to reform Medicare; that imposes seven taxes on Americans making less than $250,000 a year, in direct violation of a presidential pledge; that employs Enron-style accounting methods to inflate future cost savings; that pretends to tame the insurance companies while making insurance companies the largest beneficiaries of reform.

For Sale: One senator (D-Neb.) No principles, low price.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Obamacare’s Constitutional Problems Proliferating

Building the case for a Constitutional challenge of ObamaCare. The leftist majority in the Senate is likely to vote down the DeMint/Ensign constitutional point of order, but the very objection itself will help build a record that courts will look at when determining whether or not Obamacare is unconstitutional.Obamacare’s Constitutional Problems Proliferating

Walter E. Williams :Black Education

This goes along with the previous Detroit video below, and articles on the DC voucher program. The Federal Dept of Education should be abolished, teachers' unions disbanded and control of schools given back to the local governments. Can't do any worse.
Black Education

Rep. Parker Griffith Changes Party

Hopefully we can take Rep. Parker Griffith at his word and not just posturing for his re-election campaign. With any luck, this will start a stampede toward conservatism.

This is Your Christmas Tree - The One with Mao and Drag Queen Ornaments

Senator Nelson: The man in the mirror

A registered nurse gives her views on the abortion sellout by Senator Nelson of Nebraska. Read it here.

Detroit - Liberal's Nightmare

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Senate Redefining the Rules to Pass Health Care

The Dems care nothing about the law. They are changing the rules to pass, as a portion of ObamaCare, a rule that will preclude any future reversal of the bill.

US Code Section 201. Bribery of public officials and witnesses

I wonder where the loophole is in this. The courts will probably say no citizen has standing and that the Atty Gen has to initiate prosecution. I'm sure we can count on Holder to follow up, right after he checks on the Black Panther thingy. Cornell Law School US Code

Ensign, DeMint to Force Vote on Health Care Bill Unconstitutionality

DeMint and Ensign are taking a stand for the Constitution. I'm liking these guys more and more.

CNSNews.com GOP Senator Calls Democratic Health Care Deals 'Sleazy'

Since Graham's conservative credentials have gone south because of his stand on the Cap & Tax, he is coming out more strongly than others against ObamaCare. Who knows, it may work well enough to get him another term.CNSNews.com
GOP Senator Calls Democratic Health Care Deals 'Sleazy'

Monday, December 21, 2009

Health Care “Reform” predictions

Now that it looks like President Obama will get to sign something labeled “Health Care Reform,” what does that means for the United States?

Buy ammo and canned food for your retirement plan. It’s going to get ugly.


This is what the Old Jarhead says. Read it here.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six year Senate terms
B. Six Two year House terms
C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

2. No Tenure / No Pension:

A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, server your term(s), then go home and back to work.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

7. Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A government that is ‘at war’ with its own people

When will radical socialism finally die in the Unites States? When we get back to the basics where man places God, family and freedom first!

Read about one person's steps to regain our freedom, here.

Hope & Change, Gangsta Style by Kevin McCullough

Great summary for the first year.

The Chicago Way

Judge Napolitano on the Difference Between Rights and Goods

Judge Napolitano
The Old Jarhead put forth an idea that substitutes for a runoff in an election with more than two candidates, where no one gets over 50% of the vote. This would let third party candidates enter the system without guaranteeing a total loss by electing the least liked candidate.

What we really need is a requirement that to be elected to public office, you must get 50% of the votes plus one. If no candidate gets 50%, there’s be a run off. Expensive? Not if you use a system where people vote for their first choice with a “one” second with a “two” and so on. If no candidate gets 50%, the candidates with the fewest votes is eliminated and his/her votes distributed to the remaining candidates based on the their second choice. Eventually a candidate gets 50% and is elected. (Some folks have trouble understanding this system, but it’s pretty straightforward. I could explain at length, but trust me, it works.)

This would allow folks to vote their heart, conservatives for “Tea Party” candidates, socialists for the Green Party, etc., without knowing their vote for the outsider was helping the major party candidate they disliked most. It would also stop the political game of putting people into races based on their ethnic heritage to weaken the vote for your toughest opponent. But both the Democrat and the Republican establishment hate the idea, because it also would facilitate the growth of third parties. It would be the right thing for the people and for democracy, but like so many “right things” has zero chance of being enacted.



The Old Jarhead

Questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri

Al Gore is not the only climate guru that stands to make billions if Cap & Tax goes through, the foremost "scientist" Dr. Rajendra Pachauri has a larger vested interest in promoting the "Global Warming Farce". Oh yes, his doctorate is in economics, not climate science. A few excerpts from the article from the English paper, the Telegraph:

No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007.

Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.

What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.


He also has a profound effect on our EPA as stated here: Dr Pachauri never shrinks from giving the world frank advice on all matters relating to the menace of global warming. The latest edition of TERI News quotes him as telling the US Environmental Protection Agency that it must go ahead with regulating US carbon emissions without waiting for Congress to pass its cap and trade bill.

Something stinks in Denmark, and it is not the herring.

Read the Telegraph article here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Laughing At The Left

Laughing

Merry Christmas Poem - By Sen. Kit Bond

An Interesting Interview About Palin

Stimulus Watch

If you want to know where your stimulus money is going, and how much your city/town is getting, and how many jobs have been created, check this Government Stimulus Site

2012 "Victory or Death!"

Friday, December 18, 2009

It Is Not Just About Winning Elections

Winning elections is fine, but how much more vital is it for us to recover at least an equal voice in colleges, media, schools, libraries, and entertainment? What is wrong with us, the overwhelming majority of Americans, demanding not to be consigned to a ghetto or treated by Jim Crow standards? We begin by pointing out the obvious: conservatives are the majority of Americans but almost invisible in our public and private institutions of education, information, entertainment, and study. Read it here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pelosi rushes votes to catch plane to Copenhagen

Why do we have a Congress at all. If our elected representatives do not have time to read the bills before voting, we have no representation, just a rubber stamp. How do you impeach an entire Congress? Read it here.

Completely Reckless, Completely Irresponsible

Where it stands. Healh Care - Mitch McConnell

Pravda's Take on ClimateGate

An interesting view from the Russians on global warming. Also, didn't know English version of Pravda existed, surprisingly chic presentation. Pravda's Article

Tim Pawlenty - A Rising Star?

Price Waterhouse Study on Health Care Proposal

Potential Impact of Health Reform on the Cost of Private Health Insurance Coverage
As the above charts illustrate, by 2019 the cost of single coverage is expected to increase by $1,500 more than it would under the current system and the cost of family coverage is expected to increase by $4,000 more than it would under the current system. This amounts to an additional 18 percent increase in the cost of health insurance coverage by 2019.


Where are the cost savings for the majority of people? Fewer doctors, more government control, higher deficits, decimating Medicare, reduced testing, long lines, higher costs; sounds like a no-brainer to me.

Price Waterhouse Study

Ann Coulter's Comments

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Study Finds Ozone Hole Repair Contributes To Global Warming, Sea Ice Melt

It appears that the environmentalists tinkering in the past has exacerbated our perceived global warming and melting of the icecaps today. The SCAR report's revelation that fixing one pressing environmental problem may accelerate another dangerous problem puts efforts to prevent rapid environmental change in a bit of a pickle. As the leaders of the world's nations prepare to hash out future environmental agreements, revelations like this can't help make me wonder how today's solutions might become tomorrows concerns. Read about it here.

Two Major Geothermal Projects Abandoned Due to Induced Quake Risk

Previous articles I have offered stated problems with Wind technology, such as the killing of thousands of birds, including Bald Eagles, in California and the noise causing sleepless nights and even death for sheep and wild animals. Ethanol was touted as a great breakthrough, but it saves no conventional energy and has increased the cost of all products made from corn. This article shows that geothermal is not exactly ready for prime time either. Environmentalists are quick to use alternative energy sources as the solution, but until technology catches up, reliance must be placed on the old standbys, oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear. Two Major Geothermal Projects Abandoned Due to Induced Quake Risk

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tyranny at the FCC

If you think the press is biased now, just wait until Mark Lloyd, Obama's FCC Chief Diversity Officer, destroys talk radio. Tyranny at the FCC

CBS’s Lara Logan Defends Afghanistan War, Comparison to Vietnam is ‘Crap’

A breath of fresh air from CBS. Lara seems to have her head on straight when it comes to al-Qaeda. Read it here.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

TRACING THE POLITICS AND THE MONEY BEHIND OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN

Could George Soros be involved internationally in a widespread conspiracy to socialize and globalize government? Read it here and here
Socialists Trounce Conservatives In Greek Elections

Dinesh D'Souza on “Life After Death: The Evidence

Interesting interview. I guess most of us over-the-hill folks are interested in this subject.

The Obama 4-year plan to remake America

1. The complete restructuring of our economy in accordance with Obama's socialist construct.
2. The establishment of a federally run Health Care System
3. The reshaping of our military prowess into an obsolete commodity.
4. A gradual consolidation, under the Executive Branch, of authority commonly delegated to the Judicial and the Legislative Branches.
5. The legal prohibition of aired dissent


This is the 4 year agenda of the Obama administration and he is well on his way of achieving these objectives, through Czars, EPA, elimination of missiles in Europe, Americorps, etc. Read the full article here.

The Employee Meeting...

Common sense is hard to come by, but this small business owner has the balls to tell it like it is to his employees. The Employee Meeting...

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Poll Republican Establishment Types Would Prefer You Ignore

The Rasmussen poll shows SC's DeMint with a 61% favorability rating among independents, while Washington establishment’s favorite Republican, Lindsey Graham, only has a 55% favorable view with SC independents. Who’s message is resonating with the middle and attracting new voters to the party (growing the tent)? Conservatives. Read it here.

Dems Vote to Allow Federal Funding for Corrupt ACORN

And you thought ACORN was dead. What would Obama and the Democrats do without ACORN and SEIU. We have a bunch of weasels in Washington who can never ever again be trusted to do what is moral or right for the American taxpayer. Read about it here.

Grand Jury Presentment- A case against President Obama

I'm not at "birther", but for those of you who are, this is the current status. It doesn't seem so "cut and dried" after reading this article.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery

If you were not scared about our economy and way of life, you will be when you read about the Cloward/Piven theory. An excerpt: The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change.
Guess who graduated from Columbia University, yes, our socialist President Obama.

The assumption that Obama will need the nation to prosper in order to protect the 2010 mid-term election incorrectly assumes that he esteems free market capitalism. He does not. Rather than win through superior ideas and policies, the Democrat plan for success in the mid-term elections is to win by destroying political opposition.

The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery

House panel passes college football playoff bill

As legislation goes, this is pretty trivial, but, as in the case of all the other bills being passed, it is an instance where government is intruding into unconstitutional areas and taking away our freedoms. Even scarier, this has the support of both parties. House panel passes college football playoff bill

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Copenhagen's political science by Sarah Palin

An Op-Ed piece, by Sarah Palin in the Washington Post, summarizes the Copenhagen climate summit's quandary and suggests a step back in light of revelations of political malfeasance in the scientific community. Copenhagen's political science

Kids to Meet Marx in School – Care of Hollywood and The History Channel

Mao, Lenin, Hitler all got to the youth to create their fascist and communist and socialist societies. See what is coming to a school near you. Kids to Meet Marx in School – Care of Hollywood and The History Channel

Oh, No You Can’t: Kids Deprived Voucher-Supported Education Obama’s Kids Enjoy

I've written about the DC school voucher system a few times, but it still amazed me as to why Afro-Americans still support Obama and the Democrats. It is obvious, from this one example, that they care nothing about educating the children. All they care about is supporting the teachers unions and retaining their votes. Obviously, they feel that if they keep poor people in poor schools the people will never shed the bonds of government, thus perpetuating the vote for Democrats. The voucher system in DC has been proven to work and is very popular among minorities. The poor should wise up and vote for those who truly want to make the American Dream available to them. This program should be funded and expanded, something Republicans have been trying to pass for years. Read about it here.

Primrose path By Armstrong Williams

Socialist policy is alive and well on our soil. We don’t need to look to the failures of Euro and other countries. Look at how socialist policies are bankrupting our own economy.
This is the theme of "Primrose Path". A line that got my attention was "Instead of looking far off into the future to block future socialist policy, why don’t we look at our economy with a microscope and begin weeding out the inefficiencies of socialism?" Maybe this should be the basis for the next "tea party" revolution.

Primrose path

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Don’t Hold Your Breath! Humans for Respiration, Unite!

The EPA, as of yesterday, declared carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. This paves the way for the EPA to regulate our manufacturing and energy base. Cap & Tax without Congressional approval, here we come. Read about it here. Also read the WSJ article here.

Here is what Charles Krauthammer has to say.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Fiction Of Climate Science

In 1974, the National Science Board announced: "During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading into the next ice age."

You can't blame these scientists for sucking up to the fed's mantra du jour. Scientists live off grants. Remember how Galileo recanted his preaching about the earth revolving around the sun? He, of course, was about to be barbecued by his leaders. Today's scientists merely lose their cash flow. Threats work.
It is obvious, looking at the past, that man has had little to do with climate change. Now that the ClimateGate scandal has shown that today's scientists are not "lily white" in regards to seeking funds by manipulating data, the whole global warming scam is coming into the light. Read the full Forbes article here.

Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule

As everybody's attention is focused on the Cap & Tax bill, the Obama administration is planning an end around Congress by using the EPA to further its agenda. Rulings by the EPA, in anticipation to the Copenhagen Climate Conference on Global Warming, could dictate major expenditures by businesses to retrofit their plants to conform to EPA regulations. This, in itself, would be enough to cause plants to shut down with the resultant loss of jobs and tax base. Read about it here in the WSJ.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home

Sect. 202:
Building Retrofit Program mandates a national retrofit program to increase the energy efficiency of all existing homes across America .

Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act.


The EPA Administrator appointed by Obama will dictate what these requirements are and can increase them at his/her discretion. More control over your finances, you betcha. More control over your freedom, you betcha. Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home

What's the True Unemployment?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

There’s more than one way to split an atom

This is and interesting article, by a person in the science community, discussing changes in the nuclear options. I commented: I am not a scientist, but do agree, that we should promote the use of the resources and technology at hand to solve our energy problems here at home rather than relying on foreign sources. The environmentalist faction in the US has been able to stall progress in this area for years, at the detriment of the US economy and the environment. Let's get that prototype finished, start building those Integral Fast Reactors, and in the meantime, drill-baby-drill, until we can replace the carbon with nuclear.

There’s more than one way to split an atom

Comcast-NBC Deal: Does the Merger’s Approval Rest on Health Care?

It remains to be seen, whether or not the Democrats in control will treat the Comcast-NBC merger the same as they have treated previous mergers under Republican administrations. For support on their Health Care initiatives, will they buckle under or remain true to their supposed beliefs? Read it here.

8 Signs of Terrorism" with John Elway

Save our Seals

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Obama Job Summit: Another Manufacturer Opts Out of U.S.A.

This manufacturer tells you why there are job losses in the US. Obama's job summit is a farce and will result in more spending and more governmental control of our supposedly free economy. Read it here.

Climategate – it ain’t just about the weather

It ain't just about the weather, ClimateGate is about transparency. It brings everything your so-called experts, whether it be climate, health or energy, into question. Read about it here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Obama invites a nightmare

Obama invites a nightmare

On AfPak, is Obama clever or stupid?

Iran is much more of a threat than people realize. James Lewis of The American Thinker brings in the Iranian control of those countries surrounding Israel, and its ability to threaten the entire Middle East, including Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Control of Middle East oilfields, along with Russian control of natural gas supplies would enable them to hold Europe hostage in its need for energy. Israel would find an unlikely supporter in any attack on Iranian nuclear facilities - Saudi Arabia. Read it here - On AfPak, is Obama clever or stupid?

Obama's Speech On Afghanistan - One European View

Paul Rahe's column on last nights speech states -Many commentators have drawn attention to the weakness of the speech. No one on this side of the Atlantic has been, however, as blunt and as on the mark as was Gabor Steingart in Der Spiegel.

"One didn't have to be a cadet on Tuesday to feel a bit of nausea upon hearing Obama's speech," wrote Steingart. "It was the least truthful address that this American president has ever delivered".
Read the article here.

How to Fix Health Care: Lasik Surgery For The Medical Debate

If people have nothing to lose, they will demand more and more health care that the government or insurance companies have to pay for. Have a cold, go to the doctor; have a scratch, go to the doctor; have a nosebleed, go to a doctor; after all, it doesn't cost anything.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Global Warming And Glacier Melt-Down Debate: A Tempest In A Teapot?”

Another cover-up by the esteemed climate scientists. It appears a typo, year 2035 vs. 2350, created hysteria over the disappearance of the Himalayan glaciers. The scientists have not corrected the error. Global Warming And Glacier Melt-Down Debate: A Tempest In A Teapot?”

Mr. Obama, Beware of the New 'Silent Majority'

The political force this new, frequently loud, “silent majority” has unleashed will determine this nation’s future in 2010 and 2012. It should not be underestimated.

Because just as the British dismissed the patriots at Lexington and Concord in 1775 as “rude rabble,” the Obama Democrats and elitist mainstream media dismiss these patriots at their peril.


Mr. Obama, Beware of the New 'Silent Majority'

Five More Amateur Mistakes By the Obama Administration

A critique of the Obama reign. Read it here.

Lt Col Allen West - Republican for Congress in Florida's 22nd District



Black Republicans Say 2010 Will Be Their Year