Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Capitol Hill,
All the Senators were stirring, for a vote on the health care bill.
Harry Reid was strung by President Obama with care,
In hopes all of the bribes will continue to be there.

The Democrats and Independents were all snug in their seats,
While visions of a government takeover danced within reach.
And Obama in his white house, and Pelosi with her fake smile,
Were just getting started being giddy like a spoiled little child.

When out on the white house lawn there wasn’t such a clatter,
Because the mainstream media did not seem to matter.
Soon out the window our freedoms and liberties flash,
Not listening to the people and spending too much cash.

“I have done nothing this year,” Obama says to himself,
As he looks at the Nobel Peace Prize high on his shelf.
“This health care reform will help me and you,
Just as long as I don’t have to go on it too!”

The Democrats are anxious just to get something done,
But they can’t seem to stand together as one.
Harry Reid has his bull whip, his votes on the line,
“We must end this crisis! We are running out of time!”

Why such a rush to shove this down our throats now?
When it doesn’t even kick in three years from now!
They have no problem with raising taxes and implementing fines,
But again, “We must end this crisis! We’ve run out of time!”

Logic is missing and common sense is gone,
No one wants to admit that this nonsense is wrong.
Socialized medicine and health care for all!
Unless you are under age 65, death comes to us all.

They say this health care reform bill will save money and lives,
But all it will do is send the economy in a deeper nose dive!
This bill will force you to buy health insurance or pay a big fine,
So much for promises and President Obama not taxing a dime.

“Now Landrieu, now Dorgan, now Lieberman and Nelson!
Now Harkin, now Wyden, now Dodd and Levin!
All “sell outs” to their country, confident they won’t take the fall,
Now cash away! Cash away! Health care for all!

So this Christmas Eve, give thanks to your Heavenly Lord,
And remember that the pen is mightier than the sword.
Make your voice heard! Stand up and fight!
A trillion dollar Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Authors: Evan Scoresby and Jedediah Terry


The Patriotic Retirement Act

Dear Mr. President,

Please find below my suggestion for fixing America's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the "Patriotic Retirement Plan."

There are about 40 million people over [age] 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
  1. They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - unemployment fixed.
  2. They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered - auto industry fixed.
  3. They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - housing crisis fixed.
It can't get any easier than that!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of Congress [and federal postal workers] pay their taxes.

Mr. President, while you're at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I'll be both programs would be fixed pronto!

Source: St. Petersburg, FL Times, The Business Section


Oath of Office

The Constitution contains an oath of office only for the president. For other government officials, including members of Congress, the document specifies only that they "shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation to support the Constitution."

The First Congress, in 1789, reworked this requirement into a simple fourteen-word oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States."

At the beginning of the Civil War, Congress expanded the oath. That text is the earliest direct predecessor of the current oath. Then, in August 1862, a section was added, known as the "Ironclad Test Oath."

It required all civil servants and military officers to swear not only to future loyalty, as required by the existing oath, but also to affirm that they had never previously engaged in criminal or disloyal conduct. Those failing to take the 1862 Test Oath would not receive a salary. Ironically, Congress did not extend coverage of the Ironclad Test Oath to its own members.

In 1884, two decades after the Civil War ended, Congress quietly repealed the Test Oath section, leaving intact what is today's current affirmation of constitutional allegiance:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

You would think that in order to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" that you would need to know and understand the Constitution right?

When asked where in the Constitution of the United States does it say that the government can mandate that everyone have health insurance:

Mary Landrieu (D-LA) - "Well, we're very lucky as members of the Senate to have constitutional lawyers on our staff, so I'll let them answer that." By the way, if you don't know who Mary Landrieu is...she was on the fence with the health care reform bill until she found out that in it contained a $300 million "bribe" for her state. (Source: Glenn Beck - Unconstitutional Care segment, 12/14/2009)

James Clyburn (D-SC) - "There's nothing in the Constitution that says the Federal Government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do." (Source: Brian and the Judge 9/8/2009)

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, Speaker of the House) - "Are you serious? Are you serious?" (Source: cbsnews.com 10/22/09)

Mary passes off the question to the lawyers. James freely admits that it's unconstitutional. And the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is flabbergasted that the question was even asked!

It's not about health care reform of helping those who don't have health insurance. It's about putting an infrastructure in place that allows the government to seize more control over our lives.



Cut and Expand

The U.S. Senate has been debating the health care reform bill the past couple of weeks. During this time it was voted that Medicare funding would be cut by $400 billion. On another subject, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has said, "We've overcome a real problem that we had," announcing what he called a "broad agreement" Tuesday night.

That agreement...the new government run health care option is dead. Off the table. Dead. Iced. No longer exisits. Instead they've decided to expand an already existing government run health care plan - Medicare. This plan will open Medicare benefits to uninsured Americans from age 65 to age 55 starting in 2011.

Didn't they just vote to cut Medicare funding and now they want to expand eligibility coverage?

"60 Minutes" did an exposé on Sunday October 25, 2009 on Medicare fraud. Presented by CBS's Steve Kroft outlines facts and figures that are unsettling on how the system gets milked for an estimated $60 billion per year! Read summary here.

By the way, isn't Medicare bankrupt? Or about to be? Hmmm, let's cut funding and then expand it! That makes perfect sense! (Can you sense my sarcasm?) Fraud will double. Taxes will surge. Benefits and quality of care will drop. How can they not see this? How do members of Congress who are for this expect to remain in office? I am tempted to move to another state where the congressmen are for this just to help vote them out of office next year!


7 Stories Obama Doesn't Want Told

Got this story from Yahoo! News this morning from Politico.com. Interesting read...

"Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds.

"No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition. The pro-Obama narrative featured an almost mystically talented young idealist who stood for change in a disciplined and thoughtful way. This easily outpowered the anti-Obama narrative, featuring an opportunistic Chicago pol with dubious relationships who was more liberal than he was letting on.

"A year into his presidency, however, Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering. As Washington returns to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several anti-Obama storylines gaining momentum.

"The Obama White House argues that all of these storylines are inaccurate or unfair. In some cases these anti-Obama narratives are fanned by Republicans, in some cases by reporters and commentators.

"But they all are serious threats to Obama, if they gain enough currency to become the dominant frame through which people interpret the president’s actions and motives.

"Here are seven storylines Obama needs to worry about:

"He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money

"Economists and business leaders from across the ideological spectrum were urging the new president on last winter when he signed onto more than a trillion in stimulus spending and bank and auto bailouts during his first weeks in office. Many, though far from all, of these same people now agree that these actions helped avert an even worse financial catastrophe.

"Along the way, however, it is clear Obama underestimated the political consequences that flow from the perception that he is a profligate spender. He also misjudged the anger in middle America about bailouts with weak and sporadic public explanations of why he believed they were necessary.

"The flight of independents away from Democrats last summer — the trend that recently hammered Democrats in off-year elections in Virginia — coincided with what polls show was alarm among these voters about undisciplined big government and runaway spending. The likely passage of a health care reform package criticized as weak on cost-control will compound the problem.

"Obama understands the political peril, and his team is signaling that he will use the 2010 State of the Union address to emphasize fiscal discipline. The political challenge, however, is an even bigger substantive challenge—since the most convincing way to project fiscal discipline would be actually to impose spending reductions that would cramp his own agenda and that of congressional Democrats.

"Too much Leonard Nimoy

"People used to make fun of Bill Clinton’s misty-eyed, raspy-voiced claims that, “I feel your pain.”

"The reality, however, is that Clinton’s dozen years as governor before becoming president really did leave him with a vivid sense of the concrete human dimensions of policy. He did not view programs as abstractions — he viewed them in terms of actual people he knew by name.

"Obama, a legislator and law professor, is fluent in describing the nuances of problems. But his intellectuality has contributed to a growing critique that decisions are detached from rock-bottom principles.

"Both Maureen Dowd in The New York Times and Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post have likened him to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock.

"The Spock imagery has been especially strong during the extended review Obama has undertaken of Afghanistan policy. He’ll announce the results on Tuesday. The speech’s success will be judged not only on the logic of the presentation but on whether Obama communicates in a more visceral way what progress looks like and why it is worth achieving. No soldier wants to take a bullet in the name of nuance.

"That’s the Chicago Way

"This is a storyline that’s likely taken root more firmly in Washington than around the country. The rap is that his West Wing is dominated by brass-knuckled pols.

"It does not help that many West Wing aides seem to relish an image of themselves as shrewd, brass-knuckled political types. In a Washington Post story this month, White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, referring to most of Obama’s team, said, “We are all campaign hacks.”

"The problem is that many voters took Obama seriously in 2008 when he talked about wanting to create a more reasoned, non-partisan style of governance in Washington. When Republicans showed scant interest in cooperating with Obama at the start, the Obama West Wing gladly reverted to campaign hack mode.

"The examples of Chicago-style politics include their delight in public battles with Rush Limbaugh and Fox News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (There was also a semi-public campaign of leaks aimed at Greg Craig, the White House counsel who fell out of favor.) In private, the Obama team cut an early deal — to the distaste of many congressional Democrats — that gave favorable terms to the pharmaceutical lobby in exchange for their backing his health care plans.

"The lesson that many Washington insiders have drawn is that Obama wants to buy off the people he can and bowl over those he can’t. If that perception spreads beyond Washington this will scuff Obama’s brand as a new style of political leader.

"He’s a pushover

"If you are going to be known as a fighter, you might as well reap the benefits. But some of the same insider circles that are starting to view Obama as a bully are also starting to whisper that he’s a patsy.

"It seems a bit contradictory, to be sure. But it’s a perception that began when Obama several times laid down lines — then let people cross them with seeming impunity. Last summer he told Democrats they better not go home for recess until a critical health care vote but they blew him off. He told the Israeli government he wanted a freeze in settlements but no one took him seriously. Even Fox News — which his aides prominently said should not be treated like a real news organization — then got interview time for its White House correspondent.

"In truth, most of these episodes do not amount to much. But this unflattering storyline would take a more serious turn if Obama is seen as unable to deliver on his stern warnings in the escalating conflict with Iran over its nuclear program.

"He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe

"That line belonged to George H.W. Bush, excoriating Democrat Michael Dukakis in 1988. But it highlights a continuing reality: In presidential politics the safe ground has always been to be an American exceptionalist.

"Politicians of both parties have embraced the idea that this country — because of its power and/or the hand of Providence — should be a singular force in the world. It would be hugely unwelcome for Obama if the perception took root that he is comfortable with a relative decline in U.S. influence or position in the world.

"On this score, the reviews of Obama’s recent Asia trip were harsh.

"His peculiar bow to the emperor of Japan was symbolic. But his lots-of-velvet, not-much-iron approach to China had substantive implications.

"On the left, the budding storyline is that Obama has retreated from human rights in the name of cynical realism. On the right, it is that he is more interested in being President of the World than President of the United States, a critique that will be heard more in December as he stops in Oslo to pick up his Nobel Prize and then in Copenhagen for an international summit on curbing greenhouse gases.

"President Pelosi

"No figure in Barack Obama’s Washington, including Obama, has had more success in advancing his will than the speaker of the House, despite public approval ratings that hover in the range of Dick Cheney’s. With a mix of tough party discipline and shrewd vote-counting, she passed a version of the stimulus bill largely written by congressional Democrats, passed climate legislation, and passed her chamber’s version of health care reform. She and anti-war liberals in her caucus are clearly affecting the White House’s Afghanistan calculations.

"The great hazard for Obama is if Republicans or journalists conclude — as some already have — that Pelosi’s achievements are more impressive than Obama’s or come at his expense.

"This conclusion seems premature, especially with the final chapter of the health care drama yet to be written.

"But it is clear that Obama has allowed the speaker to become more nearly an equal — and far from a subordinate — than many of his predecessors of both parties would have thought wise.

"He’s in love with the man in the mirror

"No one becomes president without a fair share of what the French call amour propre. Does Obama have more than his share of self-regard?

"It’s a common theme of Washington buzz that Obama is over-exposed. He gives interviews on his sports obsessions to ESPN, cracks wise with Leno and Letterman, discusses his fitness with Men’s Health, discusses his marriage in a joint interview with first lady Michelle Obama for The New York Times. A photo the other day caught him leaving the White House clutching a copy of GQ featuring himself.

"White House aides say making Obama widely available is the right strategy for communicating with Americans in an era of highly fragmented media.

"But, as the novelty of a new president wears off, the Obama cult of personality risks coming off as mere vanity unless it is harnessed to tangible achievements.

"That is why the next couple of months — with health care and Afghanistan jostling at center stage — will likely carry a long echo. Obama’s best hope of nipping bad storylines is to replace them with good ones rooted in public perceptions of his effectiveness."

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20091130/pl_politico/29993


Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington, DC—October 3, 1863

"The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

"In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

"Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well as the iron and coal as of our precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

"No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

"It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the imposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.

"In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed."

Done at the city of Washington, this 3rd day of October, A.D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.


Just Say No!

When Nancy Reagan was asked by a little kid when she was the First Lady "What should I do if someone asks me to smoke (i.e. or do drugs)? she said, "Just Say No!" That launched a campaign all across the nation in every school about standing up, taking personal responsibility, and just saying NO! to things that will do us harm. I would like to propose to extend this campaign to stretch to other areas of our lives that our government is doing that will harm us as individuals, families, businesses, and our nation. JUST SAY NO!

The latest from FoxNews.com: "Two top Democrats say they want to impose a new tax on the wealthy to finance any increase in U.S. troops for the Afghanistan war.

"Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the purse string-controlling House Appropriations Committee, is calling the idea a "war surtax." He said that just as the federal government is expected to pay for its proposed intervention in the health care sector with new taxes, any escalated involvement in Afghanistan should come with a payment plan."

This all comes about with President Obama's looming decision on his strategy in Afghanistan that he plans to announce on December 1st. It's only been since August that his general, Stanley McCrystal, has requested 40,000 more troops. Rep. David Obey said if an increase like that is approved without any payment mechanism, then other domestic initiatives would be wiped out.

What other domestic initiatives would be wiped out dare I ask? Oh how about the trillion dollar overhaul of our nation's health care, cap and trade, and other programs designed to bring our nation to socialism and the redistribution of wealth.

Our nation and government cannot continue to spend money that we don't have. In our own household, if we continue to live beyond our means and continue to spend money that we don't have it will eventually catch up with us. What happens then? Do we get a government bail out? No. We have to seriously get our finances under control, balance our budget, stop spending, and just say no to stuff we don't need! Either that or claim bankruptcy and start it all over again without any lessons being learned.

JUST SAY NO! to this new proposed "War Surtax!"

JUST SAY NO! to health care reform!

JUST SAY NO! to cap and trade!

JUST SAY NO! to anymore frivolous government spending!

JUST SAY NO! to corruption!

We cannot let our government keep spending us into oblivion! Sooner or later it's going to catch up with us and inflation and interest rates are going to go through the roof and our nation will come to a standstill. JUST SAY NO!


Ronald Reagan - "We the People"

I found this clip from Ronald Reagan, which is now going to be the motto of my blog. Reagan truly knew the role of government in our lives and that real power came from the people, not the government. Take a look...

Transcript coming soon...


cRaZy TiMeS

It's been a month since I last posted. I've still be anxiously engaged in listening, watching, and reading what's going on in the political world. We live in crazy times. There is seriously so much going on everyday it's very difficult to pick a topic, story, or news related issue and write about it. I want to blog about everything, but just don't have the time so I haven't posted at all.

If you'd like to stay on top of current political events I highly recommend listening or reading Glenn Beck. He has his own radio show and t.v. that I personally listen to everyday to stay on top of things. You can visit Glenn Beck's website to get airing times and radio/tv stations.

Hopefully I'll find the time post new entries in the near future.


Kevin Jennings: Obama's Safe School Czar

I'm beginning to lose count of just how many "czars" (a.k.a. personal advisers to the president) are under Obama's wing. I know it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 35-40, and despite criticism from his critics and how most of these individuals aren't confirmed by the Senate Obama continues to appoint them. That set aside, who exactly is Kevin Jennings and what does it mean to be the "Safe Schools Czar?"

"Jennings is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He received a bachelor's degree magna cum laude in history from Harvard University, where he delivered the Harvard Oration at the 1985 commencement. He was a high school history teacher, first at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1985 to 1987, and then at Conrad Academy in Concord, Massachusetts, from 1987 to 1995." SOURCE

Sounds like a normal everyday guy right? Not so fast..."He [Jennings] founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in Boston in 1990, which he seeks to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In 1992, he was appointed by Governor William Weld to co-chair the Education Committee of the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth.

"...He has published six books in total on gay rights and education. His works have described his own past as a closeted gay student." SOURCE

In addition, Kevin Jennings described his past frequent drug abused in his 2007 autobiography, Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir.

"Technically, Jennings is not one of Obama's 'czars,' who are special advisors to the president accountable to no one but the president. Jennings was named to a post in the Department of Education. However, his hiring did not require legislative oversight, such as the Senate vetting process required for other appointees." SOURCE

Before this appointment, Kevin Jennings was the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Office of Safe Schools. What do you think of when you hear the "Office of Safe Schools?" For me, it sounded like a job or institution to help keep our schools safe from drugs and violence and to protect kids from harmful things. As I said earlier that Jennings described his past frequent drug abuse in his autobiography leaves me to question how can he keep our schools safe from drugs when he himself was an drug abuser himself...and as far as I can tell unrepentant.

Now that he's heading the charge for safe schools, what exactly is his agenda? Does he honestly want to keep schools safe from drugs and violence or is it something else? If it is something else, what is it? Let's think about this...he is the founder of a homosexual-activists group (GLSEN), which promotes homosexual clubs in high school, middle schools, and grade schools. On Jennings' own website he talks about how his work as an activist started when he used a school assembly where he was a teacher to announce his homosexuality and started promoting homosexuality is schools.

In his own words Kevin Jennings said, "We immediately seized upon the opponent's calling card – safety – and explained how homophobia represents a threats to students' safety by creating a climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common. Titling our report, 'Making Schools Safe for Gay and Lesbian Youth,' we automatically threw our opponents onto the defensive and stole their best line of attack. This...short-circuited their arguments and left them back-peddling from day one." This silences any conservative opinion.

This all ties into a bill introduced to Congress, H.R. 2262, by U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CAL), which is "to amend the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act" to include pro-homosexual language that could use the issue of bullying to force indoctrination sessions for both teachers and students.

I'm sorry, but this kind of topic has no place in the classroom. It is meant to be taught in the home between parent and child. Having it taught in the classroom leaves it open for students to believe or think that homosexuality is a normal human behavior in their lifestyle. My belief (sticking to my guns and religion) is that this type of behavior is a "sin...a clean cut sin and the Lord will not tolerate it." (Signs of the Times, Don J. Black). If parents decide to teach their children about homosexuality that is their decision...not a teacher in a classroom.

Referring the Kevin Jennings, "This man's work and his agenda are exactly why we've seen the radical pro-homosexuality curriculum pushed across California. He is now more strongly positioned to implement his agenda nationwide," said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute.

Judge and do research for yourself, but do you think that Kevin Jennings is the right person for the job?



How Close is President Obama to ACORN?

The community organization ACORN is currently under fire lately due to recent undercover videos showing ACORN employees giving advice to a pimp and prostitute on how to evade taxes and set up a brothel that includes underage girls. ACORN is also currently under investigation for voter fraud in at least 14 states across the nation...many employees have been convicted. The question remains how close is President Obama with ACORN?

Let's start with Obama's own words. This short video clip was during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on September 20, 2009...

Since these undercover videos have been released the Census Bureau severed ties with ACORN and will have no participation in the 2010 United States of American Census. Also, the House, Senate, and IRS have passed legislation to defund ACORN to stop government grants. In addition, almost 30 congressman have called for investigation into ACORN and their practices. In the above video President Obama passes it off by saying it's not something he's following closely, didn't know ACORN was even getting a lot of federal money, and not the biggest issue facing the country...he basically changes the subject.

Did you know that the $878 billion stimulus bill passed earlier this year, that President Obama signed, included $8.5 billion going to ACORN? So if Obama didn't know ACORN was getting a lot of federal funding he's admitting that he didn't read the bill. Here's some more words of President Obama and his relationship to ACORN during one of the presidential debates with John McCain. At the beginning of this clip Obama talks about his relationship with William Ayers (another story, another time) and then about one minute and fifty seconds he explains his relationshiop with ACORN...

Obama said, "...the only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them...in making Illinois implement a motor-voter law that helped people get registered at DMV's." In reality, Obama's relationship with ACORN goes back 20 years and are long-time friends. Let me explain...
  1. As a lawyer, Barack Obama did represent ACORN in the motor-voter law as explained above, which has helped hundreds of thousands get registered to vote.

  2. ACORN's political action committee endorsed Obama for president, and his campaign paid an ACORN susidiary $832,000 to help get out the vote.

  3. Pre-law days, Obama was a community organizer and Madeleine Talbot, who at the time was a leader at Chicago ACORN, was so impressed with Obama's organizing skills that she invited him to help train her own staff.

  4. Obama's long service with ACORN led many members to serve as the volunteer shock troops of Obama's early political campaign - his initial 1996 State Senate campaign, and his failed bid for Congress in 2000. With Obama having personally help train a new cadre of Chicago ACORN leaders, by the time of Obama's 2004 U.S. Senate campagin, Obama and ACORN were "old friends."

  5. Chicago ACORN appears to have played a major role in Obama's political advance. Sure enough, a bit of digging into Obama's years in the Illinois State Senate indicates strong concern with ACORN's signature issues.

  6. Obama served on boards of two charitable foundations, the Woods Fund and the Joyce Foundation, which allowed him to help direct tens of millions of dollars in grants to various liberal organizations, including Chicago ACORN, whose endorsement Obama saught and won in his State Senate race.

  7. Obama not only sought and received the endorsement of ACORN's political arm in his local campaigns, he recently accepted ACORN’s endorsement for the presidency, in pursuit of which he reminded ACORN officials of his long-standing ties to the group.
Obama knows exactly who ACORN is and what they are all about. To think otherwise is ludicris.

Here's another video clip of Obama at a community organization event where ACORN was present and his plan for them when he becomes president...

ACORN, and other community organization are going to help "shape the agenda" and give "input" when Obama's in the White House. These community organization and political action groups are part of the "coalition of power" that Obama needs to bring about "redistributive change".

In 2001, on Chicago Public Radio Barack Obama said the following:

Now this is just the tip of the iceberg on what Obama wants to do this country...he said it himself five days before winning the elections: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." I don't think this is the kind of hope and change Obama supporters were expecting.

Main Source: "Inside Obama's Acorn" by Stanley Kurtz - NRO Contributing Editor, May 29, 2008.

Indoctrination of Children

At a New Jersey elementary school kindergarten children are instructed to sing praises to Barack Hussein Obama...

I think that this is totally messed in the head. If this had been one of my children I would be livid and be calling for the resignation or termination of the teacher or teachers responsible for filling my child's mind with blatant pro-Obama propaganda. I believe that our children need to learn U.S. History in school, but not the obvious indoctrination of a particular political figure regardless of who they are or what party of whom they belong. Unbelievable!

A week before this was released another video came out that supposedly has been shown in thousands of schools and religious organizations all across the country. It's called "The Story of Stuff." The full video is over twenty minutes long and can be viewed on their website, but here's a short clip...

The whole video is basically saying how capitalism (free market) is bad and consumption and production is bad and how it's the government's job to take care of every need of the people. The video is also sponsored/made by the Tides Foundation, which is a radical left community organization who's goal is social justice/socialism for our country. More to come about the Tides Foundation...that's a whole other story in and of itself. Unbelievable!


The Race Card

If you have seen, read, or heard the news recently you have probably noticed that the race card is being thrown around like the illegal advice given by ACORN workers to a pimp and prostitute on how to evade taxes and set up a brothel with underage girls from El Salvador. But that's a completely different story in an of itself (see previous posts).

Frankly, I am SICK of people using the "race" card all the time for everything. Mainly, if you oppose Barack Obama and/or any of his policies you're automatically considered a racist. It is absolutely ridiculous! My feeling is when a person accuses another of being a racist they themselves become the accused. My wife is a therapist and she would call it "projecting." Projecting is "giving an outward appearance, in order to avoid a direct connection or to disguise or inflate the real essence." (en.wikionary.org/wiki/projecting)

In other words, these individuals who call others racist feel and act exactly the same way that these so called racists do. According to my wife, it's such a cop-out of not being able to handle and talk about the real issues at hand. Probably because they know deep down in their empty heart and soul they know that we're right and they're wrong. Enough is enough! Unbelievable.


ACORN: The Beginning of the End

If you don't know about ACORN you probably get your news only from NBC, ABC, CBS, or MSNBC because they rarely if ever report anything about ACORN, which stands for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. FOXNEWS are the only ones reporting on the story.

ACORN in a NUTSHELL - During the 2004, 2008 presidential elections ACORN is being investigated in 15 different states for voter fraud by registering people to vote who had already registered, who didn't even exist, or are dead. ACORN members have been arrested and convicted, but the investigation is still continuing. By the way, Barack Obama used to represent ACORN as a lawyer and helped train their leaders. He continues to be friends with ACORN and gets their input to help shape his agenda in the White House.

Recently, ACORN is again getting unwanted attention. James O'Keefe, an independent film maker and friend Hannah Giles recently went undercover at a Baltimore ACORN housing office as a pimp and prostitute to see if and how far they would receive help for their thriving prostitution/child sex trade business. The two officials in Baltimore gave them advice on how to evade taxes or get around the illegalness of prostitution to make it look legal on paper. They even suggested changing the name of their "business" as a sole proprietorship as a "Performing Artist." Suggestions were also made to claim the 13 El Salvador 13-15 year olds as dependents.

The next day, new video was released from the same "pimp and prostitute" from a different ACORN location...Washington D.C. - our nation's capitol. Same story, same results. Again today, a few days later after the D.C. video surfaced the "pimp" and "prostitute" did a New York ACORN location (no pun intended). Guess what? Same story, same results. So, three different ACORN locations and at all three were given the same direction and advice to get around taxes or advice/help setting up their business by hiding it from the government.

THE BEGINNING OF THE END - Did you know that ACORN is mostly funded by government grants and tax payer money? That being said, we are technically paying for these ACORN officials to help others commit crimes. Since these videos have surfaced the following has taken place:
  1. The Census Bureau has severed ties with ACORN. Yes in the past and up until the last few days ACORN has helped gather census data that happens every decade. Not anymore!
  2. A few congressman in Washington have called for federal investigations into ACORN, particularly with their tax policies and auditing funds received by the government.
  3. Today, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to stop funding to ACORN's housing department

You would think that a story this big would be featured on the major mainstream news media outlets, but no. One must ask why? Either their clueless and don't see that there is even a story or they're complicit. If these news outlets continue as they do now, we may begin to soon see the beginning of the end for them as well because they won't have any viewers or readers to keep them going.

For information on everything you ever need to know about ACORN including the undercover video visit www.biggovernment.com - one stop shop. Or all you need to do is do a google search for ACORN and do your own research and decide for yourself - you will also find a ton of stuff on the ties between ACORN and President Obama...long time friends.


8 Years Ago Today...

I seriously cannot believe that it has been eight full years since our nation was attacked by ruthless terrorists slamming our own airplanes into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon. Like me, you will never forget exactly where you were and what you were doing when it seems like our world was falling apart.

Earlier this year President Obama signed into law to make September 11th a "National Day of Service." I whole heatedly believe in serving others and doing what we can to help others, but I think it would better and make sense that today be a "National Day of Remembrance." It almost seems like the people in power want us to forget what happened eight years ago.

Let's go back in time to September 11, 2001. The entire nation was in shock! I remember thinking that it felt like I was watching a movie and in disbelief that someone would attack us. Almost 3,000 people died this day...not only the people working in the towers, but the people who were on the planes and the selfless heroes who risked their lives to save others. Shouldn't we be remembering that and have the day of service on September 12th?

On the 12th America came together. It didn't matter who you were. It didn't matter if you were male or female, straight or gay, black or white, or Democrat or Republican. We came together as a nation that I had never seen before in my then 24 years of life and haven't seen anything like it since. I was working at a book and crafts store at the time and we were sold out of American flags for months as well as every other store in the city, state, and nation! Patriotism was at it's highest and we were willing to do anything to help those in need. Volunteers, giving blood, etc. were at it's highest and continued for months if not years. Never forget.

As we look back on this day eight years ago let's remember those victims and heroes and not desecrate their memory. Tomorrow, do your part to serve someone else and continue to help this nation be the greatest it can be!


Performing Artist Redefined

**Update 9/11/09** After this story broke yesterday, ACORN fired the two Baltimore employees even though they said it was "gotcha journalism" and part of a smear campaign. ACORN also said that this same type of thing happened at three other locations and failed. Oh really? Well TODAY new video is released of the same couple doing the same thing, but this time at the Washington D.C.'s ACORN location. The ACORN employees continued to help and give advisement despite the illegal business that would be conducted. UNBELIEVABLE!

"Performing Artist" defined by Wikipedia: Performance art is art in which the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time constitute the work. It can happen anywhere, at any time, or for any length of time. Performance art can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body and a relationship between performer and audience.

"Performing Artist" defined by two ACORN employees: A prostitute can be classified to be a performance artist.

It's true. Two Baltimore ACORN employees told an undercover pimp and prostitute that they could classify their work as being a "performing artist" for tax related purposes and continued to give tax advise including how to evade taxes on their "business."

FoxNews not only broke the story and continues to be the only major news outlet reporting this unbelievable story. READ THE FULL STORY HERE. It looks like some other news outlets are starting to catch on, but there was only a short blurb about it on ABCnews.com and NBCnews.com. CBSnews.com didn't have anything on it last time I checked. Why do they continue not to report on major controversial stories?

Other sources: http://www.biggovernment.com/


Presidential Address to Congress - ObamaCare

Missed Obama's address to a joint session of Congress tonight? No worries, read it here.

I've said this before, and I'll say it again...Barack Obama is a very eloquent and persuasive speaker. He definitely delivers a good speech and to the under educated or uninformed person watching this tonight would be on board with the health care reform that President Obama is proposing. Make sure you read the speech and then take a look at this detailed FACT CHECK.

Over and over again and time after time Obama has said that his health care reform bill that you'll be able to keep your doctor and your current health insurance period. Tonight President Obama said, "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have. Let me repeat this: Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have." This time he didn't include "period." This much is true, but what happens when your employer decides to stop carrying their insurance because it's cheaper to "chip in" and then the employees choose the public option. They say the public option will compete with private insurance, but how can they compete with the government when they are both a provider and regulator?

Obama also said this to his "progressive" friends: "I would remind you that for decades, the driving idea behind reform has been to end insurance company abuses and make coverage available for those without it. The public option--the public option in only a means to an end, and we should remain open to other ideas that accomplish our ultimate goal."

What exactly is the ultimate goal? It's not like the progressives/liberals are hiding it...let's hear it from the horses mouth and from others who are close to the President.

Obama in his own words says he's always been a proponent of a single payer health care system...

Obama in his own words says that his health care plan will not eliminate private insurance immediately...

Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) tells us the best way to get to a single payer option is through a good public option...

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-ILL) gleefully predicting the death of private insurance at the hands of the federal government...

Don't be fooled! Their ultimate goal is to have a single payer health care option. All they need to do is get their foot in with a "public option." From there, over time, will grow and consume every aspect of health care until the only choice will be the government choice.

Other news of interest on the reaction to Obama's address to Congress:

-FoxNews: Congressman Yells 'You Lie'at Obama During Speech
-CNN: Obama Calls for Congress to Face Health Care Challenges
-NBC: Obama Projects $900 Billion to Fix Health Care
-ABC: President Obama Pushes for Action on Health Care
-CBS: Obama Tells Congress to Stop Bickering
-FoxNews: Obama Urges Health Reform, Offers Some Concessions


Get Health Insurance...or Else!

August recess is officially over. The Senate and House representatives have returned to Washington battling out reform for health care. I watched C-SPAN2 for a little while today and heard discussions from Democratic and Republican Senators for and against health care reform. John McCain pointed out an article in the newspaper that a new proposal is emerging that would require individuals to purchase health care or be fined up to $3,800! Are you kidding me?!

From Yahoo! News: "Just as auto coverage is now mandatory in nearly all states, Baucus would require that all Americans get health insurance once the system is overhauled to make premiums more stable and affordable. Penalties for failing to do so would start at $750 a year for individuals and $1,500 for families. Households making more than three times the federal poverty level — about $66,000 for a family of four — would face the maximum fines. For families, it would be $3,800, and for individuals, $950."

Auto insurance and health insurance and two completely different types of coverage and can't believe they're are even comparing the two. Auto coverage is more for liability events where health insurance is for your personal care. There are millions of Americans who can afford health insurance, but choose not to have it and suddenly they're going to be fined because they don't have it?! ABSURD! Nobody, especially the government should force or require anyone to have health insurance.

Then there's the other side too - what about the individuals who don't have health insurance because they can't afford it? Suddenly they are also fined. How does the government expect them to pay a fine for not having health insurance when they can't afford health insurance in the first place? Obviously this hasn't been thought through and another way that our government is trying to screw us over and shove government run health care down our throats.


A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Van Jones, Green Jobs Czar/self-proclaimed communist/left-wing radical nut job, resigned late Saturday night/early Sunday morning amid controversy of past statements, actions, and beliefs. Despite Obama's critics regarding czars and their appointment without congressional oversight, Obama today announced the creation and appointment of yet another czar...Ron Bloom as a "Manufacturing Czar." ENOUGH OF THE CZARS ALREADY! Unbelievable.

--The Race Card
On my way to work his morning I was listening to a radio program where the host, I forget his name, was discussing President Obama's speech he's going to give to school kids. Indoctrination was being discussed...anyway, to make a long story short this caller basically said that all "you people" don't want Obama to give this speech because he's black. Really? I can't believe that people are still fixated on the color of skin of our president. Not just this guy, but there has been many, even in Washington and celebrities alike who say that anybody who disagrees with Obama's agenda is a racist and because he's black. I could care less. I do care about our President's policies and don't agree with 99% of the time. COLOR DOESN'T MATTER! GET OVER YOURSELF ALREADY! Unbelievable.

--Health Care
The debate isn't over! The current bill H.R. 3200 has gotta go or revised. On this same radio show I was listening to this morning a republican lawmaker was on talking about the 1,000+ page bill, which he actually read. Even though President Obama has said that we can keep our own doctor and private insurance if we want, but in the bill it says differently. In addition, Medigap is buh-bye, and much much more. Plus the individuals trying to push this through hasn't even read it! I'll try and get the audio/transcript...he pointed it out in much more detail.

Obama has always been a proponent of a single health care system that's run by the government. A public option is their doorway to getting it and IT WILL run private insurance out of business. ENOUGH OF THE PUBLIC OPTION ALREADY! IT WILL DRIVE THIS COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND! Unbelievable.

This is another bill that's trying get passed in the middle of the night. It passed the house before the August break and will be going to the Senate soon. Basically this is an energy tax bill that will increase energy costs up to $3,000 per year or more per family! Obama said it himself that his cap-and-trade bill will mean that energy companies will need to retrofit their operation to come to standards, which will cost money and those companies will pass that cost on to consumers. Watch the video here. SO MUCH FOR PROMISING NO TAX INCREASES, EH PRESIDENT OBAMA? Unbelievable.

--5,000 Year Leap
Continuing with the history of our nation and what the Founding Fathers believed, the book I'm reading, The 5,000 Year Leap is very interesting. I'm currently reading about how if our nation was to succeed and prosper with the Constitution and Declaration of Independence the people needed to be moral and virtuous, and they needed to elect virtuous officials. These officials needed to be elected not for self-serving reasons or greed, but to be a servant of the people. Proverbs 29:2 says, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."

From the book I quote: "Samuel Adams knew the price of American survival under a Constitutional form of government when he wrote: 'The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While, on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves. (Wells, Life of Samuel Adams, 1:22-23).'"


Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy

Green Jobs Czar and self-proclaimed Communist, Van Jones resigned early Sunday morning amid controversy surrounding past remarks and associations. The call for resignation came from top Republicans when audio/video emerged of Jones calling all Republicans "assholes" and for signing a petition for his belief that the Bush administration was somehow involved with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

I find it interesting it was these two events that really got the ball rolling which led to his resignation and not for other previous statements and beliefs of Jones. Do we not care that he's a self-proclaimed terrorist? Do we not care that he believes that the Green Movement is the vehicle that will change our entire society as we know it? Do we not care that he thinks white people have been poisoning "our immigrants brothers and sisters?"


Also, why aren't we looking at our President Barack Obama? During the second presidential debate with John McCain he said that if you want to know what my beliefs are and where I stand on issues, look at the people that surround me. Does that mean that President Obama believes and thinks the same thing?

This I do know: Obama campaigned as a moderate and promised he's bring the Democratic and Republican parties together, but he has shown he is governing from the far left and is the most radical president we've had in history. It's my belief that Obama knows exactly who Van Jones was and his beliefs fell right in line with his own. Now he'll never say that and will chalk it up just like he did with Reverend Wright. We need to look at other individuals that surround our President.

Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana said, "The Constitution of the United States vests Congress with the responsibility to advise and consent in the appointment of high ranking officials by the president," Pence's statement continued. "To date, President Obama has appointed more than thirty individuals to czar positions within his administration without permitting the Congress or the American people to properly examine their backgrounds or public records." Source

The ball is rolling, and it's about time!


I Pledge Allegiance to the WHAT...?

A neighbor of mine (thanks Steve!) brought this video to my attention today and COULD NOT BELEIVE the propoganda contained within! Last time I checked I pledged my allegiance to "flag of the United States of America" and NOT TO OUR PRESIDENT!!! No, seriously...watch...and see what is being shown to your school children...

Last time I checked, I thought the President and our elected officials in Congress were servants to the people and not the other way around. By the way, the President will be doing a nationwide speech to school children on Tuesday September 8, 2009 to further indoctrinate their young minds. Teachers receive instructions to give to their students on how to help President Obama because he has a really hard and lonely job. Instructions are also given on how to follow up with the children to make sure they are held accountable for their goal setting to help our President. The Federal Education System has suggested that an incentive/reward based program be used to help get the results the President wants from the children.


If you think this is ridiculuous, insane, and think that the President is the people's servant, please spread the word!


America's Three-Headed Eagle

I've decided to take it upon myself to learn more about the history of America and what makes America so great and the "envy of the world." A friend recommended a book by W. Cleon Skousen called The 5,000 Year Leap. On pages 24-26 Skousen discussed "America's three-headed eagle." I was amazed at the simplicity and symbolism used to describe the three branches of our government and how they balance each other out on the ruler of law (see picture below).

Polybius, John Locke (no, not from LOST), and Baron Charles de Montesquieu had all advocated the separation of the governmental functions into three departments - legislative, executive, and judicial - the American Founders were the first to carefully structure what might be described as a three-headed eagle.
Quoting Skousen, "The central head was the law-making or legislative function with two eyes - the House and the Senate - and these must both see eye-to-eye on any piece of legislation before it can become law. A second head is the administrative or Executive Department with all authority centered in a single, strong President, operating within a clearly defined framework of limited power. The third head is the judiciary, which was assigned the task of acting as guardian of the Constitution and the interpretation of its principles as originally designed by the Founders."

These functions of government are genius to say the least. It called for the separation of powers, "but the fact that all three heads operated through a single neck. By this means the Founders carefully integrated these three departments so that each one was coordinated with the others and could not function independently of them."

The two wings of the eagle is where I found it most interesting. The Founders viewed Wing #1 as the problem-solving wing or the wing of compassion. Wing #2 as the conservation wing (Left/Right respectively). Referring to Wing #1, "those who function through this dimension of the system are sensitive to the unfulfilled needs of the people. They dream of elaborate plans to solve these problems.

"Wing #2 has the responsibility of conserving the nation's resources and the people's freedoms. It's function is to analyze the programs of wing #1 with two questions. First, can we afford it? Secondly, what will it do the rights and individual freedom of the people?"

Again I am amazed. Amazed that after more than 200 years it still applies today. Probably even more so than ever I dare say. What happens when both wings of the eagle fulfill their purpose? The eagle will fly straighter and higher than any other. The same goes for America. We will "fly straighter and higher than any other civilization in the history of the world." But what happens if one of the wings stop working? According the the Ruler's Law the nation will either drift towards tyranny or anarchy.

Skousen continues, "If wing #1 becomes infatuated with the idea of solving all the problems of the nation regardless of the cost, and wing #2 fails to bring its power into play to sober the problem-solvers with a more realistic approach, the eagle will spin off toward the left, which is tyranny. On the other hand, if wing #1 fails to see the problems which need solving and wing #2 becomes inflexible in its course of not solving problems simply to save money, or not disturb the status quo, then the machinery of the government loses its credibility and the eagle drifts over toward the right where the people decide to take matters into their own hands. This can eventually disintegrate into anarchy."

I often wondered where left and right wing came from in the political arena and wanted to share my new found knowledge. Our Founding Fathers were truly remarkable men with sound understanding and with the inspiration of God were able to come up with our system of government that allows each one of us to have the freedoms that we love and enjoy so much that often we take for granted.


Van Jones - Green Jobs Czar

Title: Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Salary: Unknown
Reports to: Head of Council on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley
Appointed: March 2009
Agency or Department that might have handled similar issues: Environmental Protection Agency; Labor
  • Will focus on environmentally-friendly employment within the administration and boost support for the idea nationwide.

  • Rose from near obscurity in the Oakland, Calif., grassroots organizing scene to the leader of a national movement to spur the green economy.

  • Founded Green For All, an organization focused on creating green jobs in impoverished areas.

  • Also co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change, which includes Bay Area PoliceWatch, a group devoted to "protect[ing] the community from police misconduct."

  • Published New York Times best-seller The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, in October 2008.

  • Started career as a prison-reform advocate in Oakland, Calif., lobbying for reform of the juvenile justice system and youth-violence prevention programs.

  • Has law degree from Yale.

  • 2007: worked on the Green Jobs Act with then-Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.), who co-sponsored the bill in the House.

  • 1993: was arrested at the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of cops in the Rodney King beating. "I was arrested simply for being a police observer," says Jones, who had just graduated from Yale Law School and was working with the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.

  • 1999: was arrested in the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization.

  • Excerpt from a Nov. 2005 interview in the East Bay Express:
    Jones had planned to move to Washington, DC, and had already landed a job and an apartment there. But in jail, he said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist." In 1994, the young activists formed a socialist collective, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM, which held study groups on the theories of Marx and Lenin and dreamed of a multiracial socialist utopia. They protested police brutality and got arrested for crashing through police barricades. In 1996, Jones decided to launch his own operation, which he named the Ella Baker Center after an unsung hero of the civil-rights movement.
  1. How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist become a special advisor to the president?
  2. Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor?
Are these reasonable questions that need to be answered?

Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/29631/

Questions To Ask Our Government

Is is wrong to ask questions? Especially when it comes to what our government elected officials are doing? Why are Americans all across the country being attacked for boldly questioning during townhall meetings? I believe it is our right and duty to question the government. We should ask questions with boldness. Below are some questions that we should demand our government to answer:
  • Our unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is close to $100 trillion. Is there any way to pay for these programs without bankrupting America?

  • We are in so much debt, why spend more borrowed money on cap-and-trade and healthcare programs before we stop the flow of red-ink?

  • The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy?

  • If it was so important for congress to pass the stimulus bill before they even had time to read it why has only a fraction of the stimulus money been spent 6 months later?

  • Bush said he had to abandon free market principles in order to save them, how exactly does that work?

  • Why won’t member of Congress read the bills before they vote on them?

  • Why are citizens mocked and laughed at when they ask their congressman to read the bills before they vote on them?

  • Was the cash-for-clunkers program meant to save the earth or the economy? Did it accomplish either?

  • How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist become a special advisor to the president?

  • Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor?

  • The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for writing the stimulus bill—why was this group allowed to write any portion of this bill?

  • If politicians aren’t writing the bills and aren’t reading the bills, do they have any idea what these 1000 page plus bills actually impose on the American people?

  • If the ‘public option’ health care plan is so good why won’t politicians agree to have that as their plan?

  • If town hall meetings are intended for the politicians to learn what’s on our mind—why do they spend so much time talking instead of listening?

  • Politicians are refusing to attend town hall meetings complaining, without evidence, that they are scripted. Does that mean we shouldn’t come out and vote for you since every campaign stop, baby kiss and speech you give is scripted?

  • Why would you want to overwhelm the system?

  • Is using the economic crises to rush legislation through congress what Rahm Emanuel meant when he talked about not letting a crises go to waste?

  • What are the czars paid? What is the budget for their staffs/offices?
These are questions that Glenn Beck asked tonight on his t.v. show on Fox News. He also asks, "Am I hateful for asking these questions?" All week Glenn will try and answer these questions. One thing that I've learned from Glenn Beck since watching/listening to him, he doesn't discuss anything without extensive research and making sure he can back it up with facts. I encourage you to watch the Glenn Beck show this week on Fox News this week (5pm EST/3pm MST and then replays at 12am MST - set your DVR) and get informed on how Obama is fundamentally transforming America...not in a good way.



Social Security Benefits: A True Story

For the past twenty years Stacey has been collecting social security benefits from the federal government because of a "disability." This disability doesn't keep her from working full-time as she is perfectly able. Rather, it's more of an excuse not to work as she feels she deserves and is entitled to this money because of past events that has happened in her life.

Stacey receives three quarters of a thousand dollars every month, which in today's economy doesn't go very far. In fact, Stacey needs to make an additional three hundred dollars each month just to meet all of her financial obligations and to have a little spending money. In the meantime, Stacey started using credit cards to make ends meet and racked up a couple of thousand dollars in debt.

A few months ago Stacey came into some money ($20K+). She met with a financial counselor (good) to plan what she should do with the money. Stacey didn't follow the advice given to her (bad) and has maybe $5,000 left. It was advised to pay off all of her credit cards and loans and put the rest away and continue to make due with benefits received from the government. Soon, Stacey will be back to where she was just a few months ago.

The financial counselor encouraged Stacey to increase her income by getting job so she wouldn't have to use her nest egg. Stacey explained that she needs to find a job where she won't make more than $500 per month or pays her cash under the table or her social security benefits will go away. Stacey has become SO dependent on social security that it keeps her from rejoining the work force and becoming a productive member of society. Stacey has become a "gullible gull." WHAT IS A GULLIBLE GULL?

What is the moral of this story? Social Security is flawed. Stacey shouldn't be receiving this money, but does. Since she has been receiving it for the past twenty years or so she is literally unable to live without it. According to a recent news article, one economic analyst said that social security will probably implode within the next two years. What happens to Stacey when the income stops arriving? How is she able to survive? She has forgotten how to work and be self-sufficient and will continue to get free handouts. If not from the government, she'll try and get it from friends, neighbors, and/or family.

And to think that our government wants to provide a "public health care option" for health care despite overwhelming evidence that IT DOES NOT WORK! Obama says it will compete. But how can private insurance compete with the government when they are also the regulator? How can private insurance compete when the government subsidises health care? IT DOES NOT WORK! The President must realize this...he's a smart man isn't he? Guys? I just don't understand it...IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE! I'm all for health care reform to bring costs and premiums down, but a public option isn't the way to do it. I believe health care is a privilege, not a right.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment with your opinion.

The names in this post have been changed for anonymity.


Dave Ramsey's Take On "Cash For Clunkers"

Why is Dave Ramsey passionately opposed to the government's Cash for Clunker program? Watch the video below young grasshopper...

The program, when started had a $1 billion fund and was supposed to last three months. Within the first week the billion dollars was gone! Another $2 billion was passed through the House and Senate praising the success. What a crock! How can we expect the government to run health care if they can't even manage a cash for clunkers program. If they tell us it's going to cost us 1.5 trillion dollars for health care reform over the next decade they're really telling us it's going to cost us 4.5 trillion. That's a whole other story in and of itself.

There are other ripple effects of this clunkers program. Used car sales are now suffering because when someone turns in their clunker the dealership is then required to make that clunker inoperable then then destroyed. Nothing of the car can be used ever again. Smart Washington...real smart.


I just recently registered on the website http://www.opencongress.org/. Here you can track your individual state Senators and Representatives and see what they're doing in Congress. This also allows you to see current bills...especially the Health Care Reform bill. Here you can view the bill for yourself and read all 1,036 pages to know for yourself what it contains - be informed!


Why the Rush? A New Look...

On the drive to work this afternoon I was listening to Sean Hannity on talk radio. He was taking calls and one of these callers made an interesting point that I had never thought of before…neither had Sean. This is what she pointed out:

There has been big push and rush to get health care reform passed in the House and Senate these last couple of months. President Obama wanted it passed before the August recess, but since it didn’t happen he’s now shooting by the end of the year…and is determined that it will. It’s all about politics and for Obama to get re-elected for a second term.

This is the point the caller made – If the health care reform bill does pass, it’s schedule not to be enacted into law and phased in until 2013. If there has been such a big rush to get it passed why not enact it as soon as possible? Politics. Obama knows that if enacted and phased in as soon as it passed America will see that Medicare benefits dropped or reduced and employer coverage will start to go away, and if that happens America will be in uproar and there is no way that he’ll be re-elected for another term. If however it’s not enacted until 2013, after he’s been re-elected, there’s nothing the American people can do about it.

This is an interesting observation that needs more attention.


Right Before Our Eyes

There have been times in my life where I'm searching for something specific. For example, I'm trying to find those chocolate chip granola bars in the pantry. I know that we have them, but I search and search and search and for the life of me can't find them. I then ask my wife where they might located. She comes into the kitchen, opens the pantry door, and pulls them out on the eye level shelf...they were right before my eyes and didn't even see it! Has that ever happened to you?

I think that is what's happening today with most of the American people. President Obama's agenda and vision of where he wants to take America is right before our eyes and we're not even seeing it. I hope to be my "wife" that is able to point these things out to you.

President Obama has told us exactly what he believes and what he wishes to do when it comes to health care "reform." He has said it specifically word for word, but most of us, especially the main stream media isn't seeing the bigger picture! Take last night for example, August 11, 2009, Obama held a town hall meeting in New Hampshire to promote and defend the health care bill he's promoting. During that town hall meeting he said:

"I have never said that I want a single payer health care system."

In 2003, during a Civil, Human, and Women's Rights Conference he said this:

"I happen to be a proponent of single payer universal health care plan...A single payer health care plan…a universal health care plan. That’s what I’d like to see." (See video below)

So which is Mr. President? America! He has said that he wants a single payer universal health care system! It's right before our eyes! Today he's saying what he needs to say to get his bill passed. If a public option is made available it will inevitably lead to universal health care and run the private industry out of business.

While our congressman/congresswomen are home for their August recess please call, email, write, go to town halls and make your voice known that you're against universal health care, more specifically a public option. We need to let the government that the people are in charge and they work for us...not the other way around. YOU can make a difference!


People Speaking Out Under Attack

What happened to America? I don't recognize it anymore. Sometimes it feels like I'm in a different country. One of the greatest freedoms that we have is our right to peaceful protest, to speak out and voice our opinion, and to question our elected officials. My previous post talked about town hall meetings where American citizen were doing just that. Since then the DNC (Democratic National Committee) and the White House has attacked our God given right calling them right-wing extremist mobs. Even going as far as these town halls being "manufactured" and set up by the health insurance companies. This is absolutely ludicrious! I mean it's natural human reaction and emotion to get defensive when somone opposes your point of view, but these our our elected officials whom are the voice of the people. Their job is to listen to the people and hear from all points of view, but instead they are targeting them and demonizing them. All I can say is that if they do not listen to the voice of the people, they will soon be out of a job.


We the People are Speaking Out

As the August recess for Congress is underway, many congressman are going back home and holding Town Hall Meetings with their constituents. One such meeting in Philidelphia, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Senator Arlen Specter got more than they bargained for. A woman in the audience had this to say:

“I look at this health care plan…I see nothing about health or about care. What I see…what I see is a bureaucratic nightmare Senator. Medicaid is broke. Medicare is broke. Social Security is broke. And you want us to believe that a government that can’t even run a “cash for clunkers” program is going to run one seventh of our U.S. economy! No sir! No!”

This is not an isolated incident either. A slue of other congressman are facing the same things. I believe that America is beginning to wake up, speaking up, and making their voices heard! Below is a video montage of town hall meetings...


Obama Officials: Taxes May Rise to Pay Health Care

Remember back on the campaign trail that Obama said that if you make less than $250,000 you will not see one penny of your taxes increase in any form? Yah, well, "two of President Barack Obama's economic heavyweights said middle-class taxes might have to go up to pare budget deficits or to pay for the proposed overhaul of the nation's health care system."

The news came from Tax Cheat Treasury Secretary Timoth Geithner and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers on Sunday. "They both sidestepped questions on Obama's intentions about taxes. Geithner said the White House was not ready to rule out a tax hike to reduce the federal deficit; Summers said Obama's proposed health care overhaul needs funding from somewhere."

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090803/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_economy_13

Another campaign promise broken. "There is a lot that can happen over time," Summers said, adding that the administration believes "it is never a good idea to absolutely rule things out, no matter what."


What Can I Do? (Part 2)

Here are some more personal steps that you can take to speak out and stand up to an out of control government. We the people must be heard...

"First, consult with trusted spiritual advisors for guidance. That could be a member of the clergy or a trusted, spiritual friend. Also, to me, and to most of our Founding Fathers by the way, this includes seeking the guidance of the Lord in prayer. I know, this is something that invites the ridicule of the mindless, godless spawns of hell (I say that with love, of course). Again, I couldn’t care less. If there was ever a time when we needed guidance from a Higher Power, it’s now. To you, that higher power may come in the form of a spoon…whatever, go with it. Unless the spoon is telling you to kill, cook and eat your neighbors, or in any way bring harm to others, then, obviously, that’s not a “higher power”, that’s A spoon. But we must have inspiration on our side for this struggle.

"Second, now that you’re (hopefully) freshly armed with inspiration, read the news and study issues from multiple sources, with “better eyes.” You’ll see things clearer and be far less likely to be deceived.

"Third, question everything. Yes, even from me. Mom used to tell me that I had a head on my shoulders for a reason…USE IT. And with so much information available today from SO MANY sources, there is a ton of bogus nonsense circulating. My credibility means everything to me right now, so before we put anything on the radio show, or Fox News, we check, double check, triple check and more, at times…and even WE, sometimes don’t get it right. But one thing we NEVER start with is mass email. Some of them are written so cleverly, and even cite news organization sources or mention that they’ve “checked” the information for accuracy. MOST of those stories aren’t true. There is so much truth to use in defense of our great nation right now, it seriously damages our cause when we fall prey to these Internet hoaxes. In other words, whether it’s a story on Fox News or something from your best friend, trust, but verify.

"And the fourth thing I’d like to get across today is, remember your traditions and heritage. One of the most shocking things said during the course of the presidential campaign last year came from Michelle Obama. During a campaign stop, she said, “and Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices, we’re going to have to change our conversation, we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history, we’re going to have to move into a different place.” First of all, one can’t change one’s history. Oh, you can re-write it, certainly, to make it a lie, but that doesn’t change it. Secondly, I don’t want to change our traditions and history! It is our traditions and history that make us who we are…we are AMERICANS! And we will fight to stay AMERICANS!"



What Can I Do? (Part 1)

I believe a lot of Americans are waking up and realizing there is something wrong with what our government is doing. Cap-and-trade, health care reform, card check, the collapsing dollar, bailouts, stimulus bills, "cash for clunkers", gigantic, unsustainable debt, and on and on. Americans see this, but often ask the question: What can I do?

Glenn Beck is promoting that you can be a "Constitutional Watchdog" for America. He says, "we need you to keep watch over the most perfect political document ever given to mankind.

Don't try to pay attention to everything — it's impossible. As we've discussed, they're throwing so much at us at once — again, by design — that it's just too much to assimilate. Find something that you know about or have interest in. Watch what Congress is doing on that. If it's cap-and-trade, look for everything you can find on that issue. Whatever it is, when something comes up that doesn't sound right, start barking loudly, like the Constitutional Watchdog you are.

When you see this happening alert Glenn Beck by email or tweet and he'll highlight the story you've uncovered. When you see the Watchdog Shield, you'll know that it wasn't us who found the story — it was one of our Watchdogs.

Next post: What you can do on a more personal nature...


Behind the Scenes on Obamacare

I want to make sure that you understand this...Obama has "always been a proponent of a single-payer univeral health care system in America"...he's telling everyone that if you already have health care and your happy with it you can keep it, but if you don't like it or don't have anything we can offer a public option and give more choices. This may be the way it is at the beginning, but the end goal is to wipe out the private insurance industry so there will only be one option...the single-payer option.

Don't be fooled. Obama is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. He'll say anything to get what he wants, but I do have hope. America is starting to wake up and realizing that this is bad news. During the August break for Congress, I encourage you to call, write, email your representatives and let your voice be heard that you're against a government run health care option. HELP ME STOP OBAMACARE!


Out of Control Government Spending

"All parts of government are growing," especially the federal budget, argues Heritage Foundation economist Brian Reidl in a new Heritage report on runaway government spending.

Reidl explains that bailouts, the “stimulus” package, and expansions of entitlement programs have caused federal spending to increase at a pace not seen since World War II.

Here are some alarming statistics Riedl dug up:
  • $4.004 trillion -- federal government spending in 2009, a record.
  • $1.845 trillion -- federal spending beyond its means in 2009, the deficit.
  • $33,932 -- federal spending per household in 2009.
  • $25,969 -- federal spending per household in 2008.
  • $12,072 -- tax increases required per household to pay for runaway spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security by 2050. (Alternatively, we could reform the programs.)
  • 46 cents -- amount of every dollar Washington spends in 2009 that will be borrowed.
  • 32 percent -- increase in federal spending 2008-2009
  • 13 percent -- amount of the 2009 budget deficit relative to America's economic output. This is double the previous record
President Obama has repeatedly excused the government's spending spree as a necessary, but temporary, consequence of an inherited problem. The trouble is, as Riedl notes, that this spending is far from temporary: the President's 2010 budget would "replace this temporary spending with new permanent programs."

The President's budget proposal would create annual deficits of just under $1 trillion over the next 10 years, which is double the pre-recession deficit. And this lofty figure doesn't even include the President's costly public health care plan, which Riedl says "just digs the nation's financial hole deeper."

Earlier this year, the President patted his administration on the back for saving a paltry $100 million. But there are real savings available: Riedl highlights the Congressional Budget Office's "Budget Options" book, which identifies $140 billion in potential spending cuts.

-- Amanda Reinecker, Heritage Foundation
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