Friday, July 30, 2010

Another Case for Term LImits

More partisan games, congress remains more concerned with politics and getting re-elected then doing the people's business. Congress take a good bill that EVERYONE wants, and manage to turn it into pointless screaming match. A bill with 115 c0-sponsors that can't get passed. The best OBJECTIVE story about the details behind the back room shenanigans can be found at the Christian Science Monitor web site. Click text to read the complete article.

"In short, the story of Anthony Weiner and the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is a parable of how obstruction, political brinksmanship, and an aversion to putting principle over politics – by both parties – resulted in institutional gridlock of both comic and tragic proportions."

Now we can expect Democrats to run campaign ads accusing their opponents of voting against providing the needed health care to the first responders of the September 11 attack. Disgusting.

Two of the 115 co-sponsors of the bill were still yelling at each other this morning on FOX:

Of course Rush has a few words about events, although here he was wrong about which party inserted the offending amendments.

And to cap it off, Hannity has them both on. At least here he is able to cut through some of the BS and ask Congressman Weiner a pointed question, several times.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quote of the Day

The benefit package of a majority of government employees, federal and local, are out of sync with the real world of private sector. It doesn't appear that California will be able to rein in their out of control expenses without filing bankruptcy. To date, it appears that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been successful in addressing the issue:

"This teacher complaining, they're getting four-to-five percent salary increases a year in a zero percent inflation world; they get free health benefits from the day they're hired--for their entire family--until the day they die. They believe they're entitled to this shelter from the recession when the people who are paying for that shelter are the people who have been laid off, who have lost their homes, had their hours cut back, and all we asked them to do was freeze their salary for one year and pay one-and-a-half percent of their salary for their health benefits. For the average teacher in New Jersey, you're talking about $750 a year for full-family health coverage. Now, I don't think that's a lot to ask, and I don't think we can continue anymore to be having the good people of New Jersey who have been laid off and all the rest--as much as I love teachers--you know, everyone's got to be part of the sacrifice."

" These teachers are still getting their four or five percent increases. That interplay that you just saw was about me trying to convince people that they need to take a freeze, but, in the end, they didn't. The state teachers union said--they had a rally in Trenton against me. 35,000 people came from the teachers. You know what that rally was? The "me first" rally. "Pay me my raise first. Pay me my free health benefits first. Pay me my pension first. And everybody else in New Jersey, get to the back of the line." Well, you know what? I'm not going to sit by and allow that to go unnoticed, so we'll shine a bright light on it, and we'll see how the people react. But I think we are seeing how the people of New Jersey are reacting, and that's how you make it politically palatable in other states in the country. Just shine a bright light on greed and self-interest."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

An Inconvenient Truth

Following the ground rules laid on on the JournoList, and others on the left and in the media, repeated calls of "racist" continue to be thrown at FOX News. However there is one problem, it isn't true.

It will be interesting to see how this one goes. My guess is that people will forget what Shirley Sherrod actually said, but will continue to use her name in throwing around the racist accusations whenever it serves their purpose of distraction from inconvenient truths.

Texas Doctors Opting out of Medicare "at Alarming Rate"

From the Houston Chronicle:

Texas doctors are opting out of Medicare at alarming rates, frustrated by reimbursement cuts they say make participation in government-funded care of seniors unaffordable.

Two years after a survey found nearly half of Texas doctors weren't taking some new Medicare patients, new data shows 100 to 200 a year are now ending all involvement with the program. Before 2007, the number of doctors opting out averaged less than a handful a year.

“This new data shows the Medicare system is beginning to implode,” said Dr. Susan Bailey, president of the Texas Medical Association. “If Congress doesn't fix Medicare soon, there'll be more and more doctors dropping out and Congress' promise to provide medical care to seniors will be broken.”

More than 300 doctors have dropped the program in the last two years, including 50 in the first three months of 2010, according to data compiled by the Houston Chronicle. Texas Medical Association officials, who conducted the 2008 survey, said the numbers far exceeded their assumptions.

Quote of the Day

As if we didn't already know this...

"I busted my ass for Obama...I thought our network did a hell of a job fighting for health care" - Ed Schultz, MSNBC

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just Stop Talking About It

Amazing New Technology Added to My Blog!!!

New feature added. If you agree with my comments/observations, it is now easier to share my blog with your friends by email and/or linking on your Facebook page. Click the icon at the bottom of each blog post. Of course if you are a crazy left wing Islamic terrorist, you may also forward to and link my blog posts to your friends so you can all hunt me down and cut off my head.

"We" Have Plenty of Money!

I guess this could be good news or bad news depending on which side of "we" and "them" you are on.

Watching this video takes me back to this video:

Change baby!

Perhaps some of the people in that video are now feeling voter's remorse as the people in the July 22 Auinnipiac Poll that believe by a 48% to 40% margin that President Obama doesn't deserve re-election and the country would be better off today if John McCain had beaten Obama in 2009.

The Islamization of our Schools

California has always led the charge of political correctness. Now the same people who gave us Nancy Peolsi are incorporating Islamic history into their junior high textbooks. What could go wrong?

Fountain Valley resident Steven A. Jackson is asking the board to consider the introduction of supplementary material to be used with the district's current seventh-grade social science textbook. He contends that editions of the books adopted for use in California present “a totally positive view of Islam at the expense of accuracy. We expect schools to teach the truth."

Now some pesky group who call themselves "ACT! for America" are sticking their nose into something that is none of their business. ACT! for America is one of those crazy right wing groups that is always interfering. The people in California have complete confidence that their elected officials know what's best for them, and their children.

Of course the wise elected officials will not have any of it...

Fountain Valley School Board Superintendent Marc Ecker said he did not believe any immediate action would be taken on Jackson's proposal. He said the board would most likely decide to put the item on a future agenda for discussion or dismiss it immediately.

“What they're objecting to is material in a state-adopted book,” he said. “It's a state-adopted book for a number of reasons… I can't imagine the board spending a great deal of time on (this issue.)”

The people in California, always a step ahead of the rest of us, have been working with the Institute of Religion and Civic Values (formally known as "Council of Islamic Education", who also lease space from Fountain Valley School District) to ensure that the textbooks are completely and totally accurate(and politically correct!) when it comes to Islamic history.

Now some other outside agitators have jumped into the fray. "TextBook Alert", whose website claim to be "A source for accuracy", and that "The goal of Textbook Alert is to insure standards of education that are historically accurate and ethnically and culturally unbiased", so you just KNOW these guys are crazy.

Textbook alert has taken issue with the said textbook in question, issuing a list of nagging little inconsistencies between the 7th grade history book and actual history.

Textbook, Page 61: "Jews, Christians and Muslims also recognize many of the same prophets. Muhammad taught that prophets such as Abraham, Moses and Jesus had lived in earlier times."

Textbook Alert: "Judaism and Christianity do not regard Abraham, Moses or Jesus as prophets."

Textbook, Page 61: "Muhammad respected Jews and Christians as "people of the Book" because their holy books taught many of the same ideas that Muhammad taught."

Textbook Alert: "The Qur'an refers to Christians and Jews as "apes", "pigs", "dogs" and "worse than cattle". (Surahs [chapters 2:64; 5:59-60; 7:159-166; 7:176; 25:44.) This according to what Muslims regard as the word of Allah as revealed to Muhammad, is their belief about the true essence of Jews and Christians.''

Textbook, Page 83: "Muslims generally practice religious tolerance, or acceptance, with regard to people they conquered. In other words, the Muslims did not ban all religions other than Islam in their lands. Jews and Christians in particular kept many of their rights, since they shared some beliefs with Muslims."

Textbook Alert: "...The alternatives offered to conquered Christians and Jews are conversion to Islam, or death; they enjoy 'protection' only as they endure humiliation and severely restricted religious and civil rights...''

What's the truth? I guess the truth depends on where your standing. My suggestion is that you educate yourself and form your own opinions. I recommend author Mark Gabriel, born in Egypt he obtained a Ph.D in Islamic history from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, where he taught Islamic history until his father tried to kill him for questioning some of the basic teaching of Muhammad. Of course Mark Gabriel is not his given name. He changed his name in an effort to keep his head attached to his shoulders.

Knowledge is power. Educate yourself before this textbook finds it's way into your schools.

Bernake: Tax Cuts Good for Economy

After years of screeching and gnashing their teeth at the premise, Democrats are now staring into the abyss of the economic dark side. If you permit people and business to keep more of their money, they will spend it. They will spend it in such a manner that those funds will have greater impact, with greater overall returns, then if the government spent those same funds.

While I read those comments while sipping my morning coffee, a ray of sunlight came in through the window. I believe Ronald Reagan was looking down and smiling.

Ted Nugent: A True American

True American in the sense that he is a self made man, someone who will stand up and speak what they believe. The voice of independent spirit. If he were wearing a t-shirt saying, "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it with life", you know it's more then just a saying.

"Conservatives greatly respect the work ethic, family values, diversity and independent spirit of the Mexican people. We harbor no ill will toward anyone because of race, creed, color, sex or ethnicity. We value hard work and judge people on their character.


Though we believe you should be proud of your heritage, conservatives also believe if you want to immigrate to America, you should embrace our values, traditions and history just as our great-grandparents did when they arrived at Ellis Island 100 or more years ago. We believe everyone who wants to harvest all the bounties of America should also be willing to fully embrace American heritage and customs and assimilate into America."

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Most Transparent Administration EVER!

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON — For at least a year, the Homeland Security Department detoured requests for federal records to senior political advisers for highly unusual scrutiny, probing for information about the requesters and delaying disclosures deemed too politically sensitive, according to nearly 1,000 pages of internal e-mails obtained by The Associated Press.

But in July 2009, Homeland Security introduced a directive requiring a wide range of information to be vetted by political appointees for "awareness purposes," no matter who requested it.

  1. White House transparency
    1. Obama yields on White House visitor logs
    2. Help figure out who has been calling on Obama
    3. Obama is sued for White House visitor list

Career employees were ordered to provide Secretary Janet Napolitano's political staff with information about the people who asked for records...and about the organizations where they worked.

Complete story at the link.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

We Want Them to Enjoy the Experience

Can you just feel the love here? Maybe we should get NASA involved so they can reach out toward illegal immigrants and help them feel better about themselves. Remember they are not criminals, they're just people who broke the law.

It Doesn't Matter What You Call Me...

Another crazy, right-wing, racist, tea party nut.

I'll bet you won't see this lady on MS-NBC anytime soon.

You can call me whatever you want, but I'll always answer to "American".

Riots in France? What Riots?

While American media continues to focus on the Gulf oil spill and the Obama family mini-vacation, the rest of the world is dealing with more violence from people who just happen to be Muslims (just don't call it "Muslim violence).

While France experienced a night of riots last night from "hoodlums and delinquents" (who also just happened to live in an area whose population is mostly Muslim immigrants).

From BBC News:

The trouble started when police pursued two men suspected of holding up the casino at Uriage-les-Bains early on Friday morning.

The two men fired shots at them, police said, wounding an officer. Police returned fire, killing one of the men, Karim Boudouda.

Mr Boudouda, 27, had three previous convictions for armed robbery.

The second suspected robber was still at large as of Saturday afternoon.

The riot erupted after a memorial service for Mr Boudouda, and saw more than 50 cars burned.

While the Daily Mail is more direct on the nature of rioters:

France was on riot alert yesterday after hundreds of Muslim youths went on the rampage in Grenoble.

Shots were fired at police and dozens of shops and cars were set on fire in the Alpine town. Trams and buses were also held up by gangs brandishing baseball bats and bars, and a service station was looted.

Where is the American media in reporting these types of incidents? Our President has ordered the term "Islamic Terrorist" removed from all official communications and speech. Is the American media going to follow the President's lead and ignore the very real possibility that the spread of Islam and the spread of violence is more then happenstance?

NYT: Stunning reversal, Obama Defends Healthcare as "Tax"

If I were a cynical person, I'd almost think that these people would say anything in order to push their agenda.

WASHINGTON — When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

Under the legislation signed by President Obama in March, most Americans will have to maintain “minimum essential coverage” starting in 2014. Many people will be eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay premiums.

In a brief defending the law, the Justice Department says the requirement for people to carry insurance or pay the penalty is “a valid exercise” of Congress’s power to impose taxes.

Forks In The Road Ahead

There is still hope for America as long as we continue to produce these types of leaders.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Obamacare Funding Abortions

As reported by CNS News:

Maryland will join Pennsylvania as the second state to use federal tax dollars to pay for abortions under the new health care law signed by President Barack Obama in March, according to information released by Maryland’s State Health Insurance Plan.

Maryland will receive $85 million in federal funds for its federally mandated high-risk insurance pool, which will cover abortions. As reported on July 14, Pennsylvania will receive $160 million in federal funds for its high-risk insurance pool, which will also cover abortions.

During the debate over the health-care bill, President Obama delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress, saying: “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.”

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Lie is Just a Lie

Racism and Public Dissent

What is Obama Agenda in Kenya?

In 2006, then Senator Obama traveled to Kenya to campaign for his cousin in his election bid. Senator Obama spent 6 days traveling throughout Kenya, giving speeches in support of his cousin Rila Odinga.

On Aug. 29, 2007, Raila Odinga signed a secret Memorandum of Understanding with Sheikh Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum of Kenya. In exchange for Muslim support, Odinga agreed, among other things, to:

  • Rewrite the national constitution to install shariah as the law in all "Muslim declared regions."

  • Elevate Islam as "the only true religion" and give Islamic leaders an "oversight role to monitoractivities of ALL other religions."

  • Establish shariah courts in every Kenyan divisional headquarters.

  • Ban Christian proselytism.

  • Fire the police commissioner for "allow[ing] himself to be used by heathens and Zionists" to oppress Muslims.

  • Adopt Islamic dress codes for women.

  • Ban alcohol and pork.

In June of 2010, Obama sent Vice President Joe Biden to voice support of the new constitution, which now includes provisions for Muslim shariah law.

What is the Obama agenda in Kenya, and why isn't anyone in the press paying any attention to this?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Figures Don't Lie, But Democrats Do.

A recent Pew Hispanic Center study shows 17-percent of all construction workers are in the United States illegally.

Can you say 9.7% unemployment?

An Opinion Worth Reading

Senator Orrin Hatch in the National Review, July 12, 2010.

"Liberty requires limits on government; it always has, and it always will. That includes limits on judges. Measured against that standard, Elena Kagan’s record shows that her primarily academic and political experience and her activist judicial philosophy make her inappropriate for serving on the Supreme Court. Her hearing offered nothing to neutralize the clear evidence of what kind of justice she will be."

Read the complete article by following the link.

Latest Poll Show Americans are Learning the Truth

Two years ago, the majority of American voters supported freshman U.S. Sen. Barack Obama for president. Today, neither he nor his party seem that popular. Why?

No one supported candidate Obama based on his achievements — military, legislative, administrative, or creating jobs in the private sector. There weren’t any.

"Just 43 percent of all Americans now say they approve of the job Obama is doing on the economy, while 54 percent disapprove. Both are the worst, marginally, of his presidency. Even a third of Democrats give him negative marks here. And overall, intensity runs clearly against the president on the issue, with twice as many people rating him strongly negative as strongly positive."

"On the question of Obama's leadership, 42 percent of registered voters now say they have confidence that he will make the right decisions for the country, with 58 saying they do not. At the start of his presidency, about six in 10 expressed confidence in his decision-making."

"Among those who say they definitely will vote in November, 53 percent disapprove of the way he is handling his responsibilities."

Not to pile on the dropping approval ratings, but by a margin of more than two to one, according to a new Gallup poll, Independents oppose the Obama administration’s lawsuit against the new Arizona immigration law that requires local law enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of someone they have stopped if there is reason to suspect the person might be in the United States illegally.

Meanwhile additional reasons for Americans to distrust this administration continue to appear. This Sunday, on NBC’s Meet the Press, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that, “The President is not going to, at a time of economic crisis, raise taxes on the middle class… For middle class Americans, who have borne the brunt of this economic calamity, we’re certainly not going to raise taxes on them.”

Too late.

Since January of 2009, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have enacted into law $670 billion in gross tax increases — $316 billion of which will be collected through tax hikes that hit the middle class families the President claims to be protecting. So far, Democrats have passed, and the President has signed into law, at least 14 violations of the President’s pledge that, “no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase."

Just hours after the WaPo/ABC poll showed that only 43% of Americans had confidence in Barack Obama as a leader, CBS reports that their poll shows that number to be only 40%. Fifty-four percent disapproved of his economic policies.

The Emperor is naked.