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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Judge Andrew Napolitano on Freedom

Received this link via e-mail. This is a must see.

Judge Andrew Napolitano gives a speech from the heart about freedom and from where our rights come. The Judge explains the hard core truth about the Constitution and why we must fight to regain and retain our freedoms. Courtesy of Edited by
Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Peter Schiff, Tom Woods, Andrew Napolitano and Daniel Hannan are the new Freedom Fighters.

Latest Idiot in Congress Surfaces

Just finished watching a televised interview with Senator Tom Carper, D-DE.

The topic was the Republican's disapproval of the additional spending to extend unemployment benefits, and if unemployment benefits were extended by the Democrats then the Republicans wanted it paid for upfront from the left over Stimulus money, as opposed to creating yet additional debt for this debt burdened Country.

Senator Carper position clearly showed that reasoning is not one of his strong points. Carper, a Democrat from Deleware (shame on you Deleware for voting this butt clown into office), reasoned that if we didn't pay ahead of time for the Bush Tax Cuts, then we should not have to pay ahead of time for extended unemployment benefits. WHAT?!?! Here's an idea Mr. Potatohead, let's not compare Bowling Balls and Watermelons.

Carper further stated that is was totally unfair to deny additional unemployment benefits. Unfair? I'll tell you what is unfair. Unfair is burdening Americans with additional taxes from the Health Care Bill. Unfair is morgaging our children and grandchildren's future with unending National Debt. Unfair is growing Federal Governmental powers outside the scope and intent of the Constitution.

Rather than treat the symptoms of unemployment by throwing benefits at the job less why don't you implement the tried and true method of reducing taxes and unfair regulations on small business which would stimulate job growth? How about reducing the captial gains tax rate to stimulate investments in businesses? Let's start with making permament the Bush Tax cuts which will certainly expire soon in the Democrat controlled Congress and Obama Adminstration.

Watch for Obama - U.N. Worldwide Gun Control Talks

A buddy of mine sent me this to remind me on a Oct 2009 article talking about U.N. World Wide Arms Control Talks scheduled in 2010:

U.S. reverses stance on treaty to regulate arms trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States reversed policy on 14 October 2009 saying it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto.

The decision, announced in a statement released by the U.S. State Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States would support the talks as long as the negotiating forum, the so-called Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, "operates under the rules of consensus decision-making."

"Consensus is needed to ensure the widest possible support for the Treaty and to avoid loopholes in the Treaty that can be exploited by those wishing to export arms irresponsibly," Clinton said in a written statement.While praising the Obama administration's decision to overturn the Bush-era policy and to proceed with negotiations to regulate conventional arms sales, some groups criticized the U.S. insistence that decisions on the treaty be unanimous."

"The shift in position by the world's biggest arms exporter is a major breakthrough in launching formal negotiations at the United Nations in order to prevent irresponsible arms transfers," Amnesty International and Oxfam International said in a joint statement. However, they said insisting that decisions on the treaty be made by consensus "could fatally weaken a final deal."

"Governments must resist US demands to give any single state the power to veto the treaty as this could hold the process hostage during the course of negotiations. We call on all governments to reject such a veto clause," said Oxfam International's policy adviser Debbie Hillier.

“The proposed legally binding treaty would tighten regulation of, and set international standards for, the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons.”

“A resolution before the U.N. General Assembly is sponsored by seven nations including major arms exporter Britain. It calls for preparatory meetings in 2010 and 2011 for a conference to negotiate a treaty in 2012.”

Once the US Government signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments. These are laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations such as the United Nations and individuals such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg. The laws are designed and intended to lead to the complete ban and confiscation of all firearms.

The Obama administration is attempting to use tactics and methods of gun control that will inflict major damage to our 2nd Amendment before US citizens even understand what has happened. Obama can appear before the public and tell them that he does not intend to pursue any legislation (in the United States) that will lead to new gun control laws, while cloaked in secrecy, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is committing the US to international treaties and foreign gun control laws.

Does that mean Obama is telling the truth? What it means is that there will be no publicized gun control debates in the media or votes in Congress. We will wake up one morning and find that the United States has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public. We will wake up another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership. And then, we will wake up yet another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that requires US citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment.

The Founders intended that the Second Amendment to guarantee the rest of the Bills of Rights.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Broken Promises - Obama's Legacy

"The Great Reneger" was written, produced and sung by Michael Fischer. I take the author at his word that there is no intent to link the title of the song to the stupid, hateful and race baiting "N" word. A word any correct thinking American rejects.

Why We Have Not Yet Experienced Hyper-Inflation

Hyper-Inflation,....You know it's coming, but why has it been delayed? The U.S. is heading straight downhill towards national bankruptcy as we spend ourselves into greater and greater debt by creating entitlements and pork associated with buying votes. Glenn Beck says it much better than I can, so enjoy his video and see why Hyper-Inflation is delayed, but make no mistake about it, is coming.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Is there a Question on Ballot Box or Bullets?

The liberal media is certainly making an allegation that Republican incendiary rhetoric is fanning the flames of violence on the Legislators (all Democrats) who voted for the Health Care Bill. For instance - the commonly used term "Battleground States" to reflect states that could go either way Republican or Democrat, now mean, according to the liberal media, States where Battle type violence would occur. How dis-ingenious the liberal media are. Yes, Ann Curry - this means you. Shame on you for your shameless, slanted "interview" and line of questioning of John McCain who is an honorable man, least you forget.

What is more incendiary,....saying we're going to repeal the Health Care Bill and vote the socialists out of office? or, signing a bill in law that has not been read, that diminishing our ability to pursue happiness because of higher taxes and restrictive health care choice, ....a bill that mandates Americans purchase a product, and a bill that gives the Federal Government powers that are not enumerated by the Constitution? Maybe the fact that key Democrats are exempt from this sweeping bill is incendiary?

Having said that, nobody I know is recommending violence either an overthrow of the government or violent punishment of Democrats who floated this bill. I repeat: No sane person is advocating violence in response to Federal government legislation.

We certainly need change. The litmus test for all legislators should be their adherence to and respect of the Constitution. But this change has got to come through the ballot box and not bullets. Again, through the ballot box and not bullets.

I fear that some people will believe that the liberals will decide how this goes.

WWTJD - What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?

Is the U.S. going the Way of Rome?

I guess we haven't learned much in 2,065 years.

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."

- Cicero - 55 BC

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Double Standard - No Obama Care for Obama and other Elites

Can you believe this Crap! How much more corruption are the American people going to take? From Prison Planet, 24 March 2010.

Loophole Exempts Washington Insiders From Obamacare Mandate

No Obamacare for Obama, his family, his staff, the vice president, the vice president’s staff, the rest of the administration, Nancy Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s staff, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Reid’s staff, all other House and Senate leaders and their staff, all committee members and their staff.....

While declaring that rank-and-file House and Senate staff will no longer benefit from the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) and must purchase their cover from restricted federal health insurance pools, along with the rest of the surfs, the Washington elite have ensured they will not have to participate.

“Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole.” a Washington Times editorial states.

Of course, it goes without saying that the president, vice president, cabinet members and top White House staff are also exempted from the mandate to buy coverage through the exchanges.

Republican Senators Coburn and Grassley, who both twice filed amendments last year to close the loophole, have accused the Senate leadership Democrats of purposely exempting upper-level staffers from the overhaul.

“The American people will be appalled to learn the health care bill exempts leadership and committee staff. This special deal for unelected staff underscores everything the public detests about the arrogance of power in Washington ,” Coburn said. “I tried to fix this inequity along with Senators Grassley, Burr and Vitter, but Majority Leader [Harry] Reid obstructed our effort.”

Senator Grassley reiterated the sentiments in his own statement, declaring “The new health care law creates two double standards. The congressional staff who wrote the new law exempted themselves from the new health care system, while other staff will be in it.”

“And, President Obama himself will not live under Obama health care. The message to grassroots America is that it’s good enough for you, but not for us.” the Senator added.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Texas Republican Statement on Obama Care


WASHINGTON – Republican Party of Texas Chairman Cathie Adams released the following statement Sunday night after the Health Care Bill was passed by a slim margin of, what, 7 votes? Not one Republican voting yes for the bill.

“This evening, following a series of backroom deals and arm twisting, President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi convinced their members to support a $2.5 trillion dollar government-run health care bill that increases taxes, raises premiums, slashes Medicare and does nothing to control the cost of healthcare. This bill does nothing to help Texans struggling with rising insurance premiums, but instead is loaded with sweetheart deals and kickbacks for special interests, which seems to be just business as usual in Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic Congress."

This bill saddles Texans with over $24 billion in new spending over the next ten years, spending which the Democrats in Washington are mandating but will not cover and which Texas cannot afford. This bill creates a new army of over 16,000 IRS agents to enforce its onerous new taxes and Democrat-imposed mandates. This bill is not reform." Note: I don't believe there was a measure in the Bill to hire new IRS agents, other wise that cost would have to be considered in the CBO cost estimate for this Health Care program, which was woefully short in it's estimate.

“Unfortunately for all Texans, our Democratic representatives in Congress ignored the consistent pleas of their constituents, asking them not to vote for such a reckless piece of legislation, and instead chose to stand with their party bosses in Washington. Make no doubt about it, come November the people of Texas will come to the ballot box in droves to vote for Republican candidates who will listen to them and focus on creating an environment that promotes jobs in the Lone Star State – not a government takeover of their healthcare."

"To those Obama-Reid-Pelosi Democrats in Texas, today we send a message: In November, Texans will remember. It's time to fire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, and the surest way to do that is to vote Republican in November.”

Obama Has Awakened a Sleeping Nation

Gary Hubbell
Aspen Times Weekly

Gary Hubbell is a hunter, rancher, and former hunting and fly-fishing guide. Gary works as a Colorado ranch real estate broker. He can be reached through his website,

This is his article entitled “Obama has awakened a Sleeping Nation”

Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America 's future. He is the best thing ever.

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of America 's resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.

That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America .

Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.

Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives, earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at the beach or on hunting trips — they've gotten off the fence. They've woken up. There is a level of political activism in this country that we haven't seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness.

Think of the crap we've slowly learned to tolerate over the past 50 years as liberalism sought to re-structure the America that was the symbol of freedom and liberty to all the people of the world. Immigration laws were ignored on the basis of compassion. Welfare policies encouraged irresponsibility, the fracturing of families, and a cycle of generations of dependency. Debt was regarded as a tonic to lubricate the economy. Our children left school having been taught that they are exceptional and special, while great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of mathematics and literacy.

Legislators decided that people could not be trusted to defend their own homes, and stripped citizens of their rights to own firearms. Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and “disabilities.” Criminals have been arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage the citizenry yet again. Lawyers routinely extort fortunes from doctors, contractors and business people with dubious torts.

We slowly learned to tolerate these outrages, shaking our heads in disbelief, and we went on with our lives.

But Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron of dissatisfaction and unrest.

In the time of Barack Obama, Black Panther members stand outside polling places in black commando uniforms, slapping truncheons into their palms. ACORN — a taxpayer-supported organization — is given a role in taking the census, even after its members were caught on tape offering advice to set up child prostitution rings. A former Communist is given a paid government position in the White House as an advisor to the president.

Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the auto workers' union — whose contracts are completely insupportable in any economic sense — is rewarded with a stake in the company. Government bails out Wall Street investment bankers and insurance companies, who pay their executives outrageous bonuses as thanks for the public support. Terrorists are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers. And, despite overwhelming public disapproval, Barack Obama has pushed forward with a health care plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.

I don't know about you, but the other day I was at the courthouse doing some business, and I stepped into the court clerk's office and changed my voter affiliation from “Independent” to “Republican.” I am under no illusion that the Republican party is perfect, but at least they're starting to awaken to the fact that we cannot sustain massive levels of debt; we cannot afford to hand out billions of dollars in corporate subsidies; we have to somehow trim our massive entitlement programs; we can no longer be the world's policeman and dole out billions in aid to countries whose citizens seek to harm us.

Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They're organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they're reading history and case law, they're showing up at rallies and meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically re-structured.

Will it be a violent revolution? No. It will be done through the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220 years — the Constitution. Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation of a hundred years of nonsense. A hundred years from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got back on the right track. And for that, we can thank Barack Hussein Obama.

Alaskan Defends Governor Palin

By Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman.

As posted in comments on Greta's article referencing the MOVEON ad about Sarah Palin.

The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here.

1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican's "Corrupt Bastards Club" (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, "la la la la" (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar.

2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called "ACES." Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, "don't let the door hit you in the stern on your way out." They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor's office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as "pork." She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the "when-hell-freezes-over"stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we'll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor's jet because it was extravagant.

Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor's cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning - I imagine - that she's packing heat herself). I'm still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed "gosh and golly" mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest
private construction project in the history of North America . No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching
her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

6. President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona. Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, and look cool. But that's just a cover-up. I'm still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won't be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn't let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.

You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin that sends the media, along with the democrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit her. I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral people, liars, womanizers, murderers, and bitter ex-presidents' wives.

So "You go, Girl." I only wish the men in Washington had your guts, determination, honesty, and morals.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cowboy Logic for the Day

"If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging."

Boy, if only the U.S. Government could only take this piece of Cowboy logic to heart. Then maybe we wouldn't be in so much debt, and our children and grandchildrens' future wouldn't be mortgaged to the hilt.

We also wouldn't be breeding generations of people entitled to government handouts. The Health Care bill should have never passed given the giant debt hole we are currently in. I know, I know, there are constitutional issues as well with the U.S. Government grabbing powers not enumerated by the Constitution, but the first order of things is to stop digging the debt hole. I say, let's put Dave Ramsey in charge of the Treasury!

Explaining the Difference between Politicians and Citizens

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.

After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, "I cannot accept money from you , I'm doing community service this week." The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "I cannot accept money from you , I'm doing community service this week." The cop was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week."The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Obama-Pelosi Health Care Plan Consequences

Great Video from 1NationUnder1God3in1
if this doesn't make your blood boil, then you don;t have a pulse.
More available from this channel, go to:

Good Point! - Blame the Citizens, Not Obama

Sent to me by another Patriot who has risked his life for his country both as a soldier and as a Law Enforcement Officer

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.
Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”
-- Author Unknown

Again - good point,..... however it is clearly time to blame Congress when they dismiss as crackpots the vast  majority of Americans who do not want this Health Care Legislation and the following tax increases and rationed care, not the mention increased Federal Government powers not enumerated by the Constitution rammed down their throats.  But in the interests of self responsibility, we did vote these fools into office. 

Investor's Business Daily Comparison of Health Care

Sent to me from a Warrior buddy who is extremely disgusted at what direction this Country is going after risking his life in three tours of Afghanistan.

A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:

U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:

U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:

U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:

U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:

U.S. 71
England 14
Canada 18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":

U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%

I don't know about you, but I don't want "Universal Healthcare" comparable
to England or Canada.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Don't Let Freedom Slip Away

America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away
By: Kitty Werthmann

What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote.. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force. In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was un- employed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.

Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.

We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.

We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed. After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.
Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.

Hitler Targets Education - Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles," and had physical education.

Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.

My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.

Equal Rights Hits Home:
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.

Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.

Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children.. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.

Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.

We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.

We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.

"Mercy Killing" Redefined:
In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps. The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.

As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.

The Final Steps - Gun Laws:
Next came gun registration.. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.

No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.

Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.

After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria. Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn't destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn't, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna Today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account.

"It's true...those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.  America truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away. After America, there is No Place to Go.

A Nation of Entitlements

I write this as it appears the Health Care Bill before Congress has enough unprincipled representatives to vote to pass. Apparently the overwhelming opposition to this bill throughout the Country did not bear enough on the Representatives to have them vote down this monstrosity of tax increases, entitlements and unparalleled Federal Government power.

This forebodes terrible things for this Country as we become more and more a Country of Entitlements and not personal responsibility. The Founders are rolling over in their graves.

A local example in the County I live in: The largest City in the County voted to grant benefits for the unwed partners of City Employees. This is a city that is at least 10 million dollars in the red this year. One person’s Letter to the Editor states that “even criminals in prison are given free medical care so what not the unmarried partners of City employees?” Are you kidding me or what? Then, this idiot further writes, “Let us hope that common sense will rule the day.” 10-4 on common sense, but we need the Thomas Paine type of common sense, not the Barack Obama Socialist type of common sense.

Friday, March 19, 2010

This is What I Call a Valid Warning

Been extremely busy these past couple days, watching liar after liar on television spinning the Health Care debate. With a reported 73% of Americans disapproving on the current Health Care Bill and with Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at a 3%,...yes 3% approval rating, and Congress in general not far behind at a 17% approval rating, you can see what promoted the following billboard ad.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Cost of Illegal Immigration

"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."
....................Ronald Reagan

Received this on e-mail. It's easy to dismiss individual programs that benefit non-citizens until they're put together and this picture emerges. Someone did a lot of research to put together all of this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs making them difficult to find. You can see what lunacy goes on in Congress and you can see why the USA is going BANKRUPT.

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

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2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps,WIC,and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

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3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

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4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!

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5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

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6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

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7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.

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8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

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9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

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10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US.

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11 The National policy Institute, estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of
between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.

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12. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin.

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13. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Insight from Phillip Klein, American Spectator

From in Range Magazine, Spring 2010, taken from the American Spectator, December 2009/January 2010, excerpt from the article "All the President's Regulators":

"Each day, presidentially appointed bureaucrats who remain unknown to most Americans make decision that have consequences for the entire nation. And in President Obama's case, his appointments serve as Plan B, allowing him to realize the parts of his agenda that he is unable to enact through the legislative process."

If you have never heard of Range Magazine, you dog gone well should. They serve as a bulwark against big government intrusion into take over of personal property, mismanagement and unethical acts by branches of the government most notable the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, and, Al Gore's Great Big Scam on the American People, also known as "Global Warming".

I enjoy Range Magazine and agree with much of what they have to say.

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Obama Strikes Out

Those of you as old as I will remember "Casey at Bat". The video below is quickly making the internet rounds correlating Obama and this Administration's failures at everything they attempt. To be fair, President Barack Obama, aka Barry Soltero, is as unprepared a President as this Country has had. With no work or job experience outside of Community Organizing (whatever the hell that is), it is undeniably to say we expected anything else, so the Casey at Bat strikeout is an apt application.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cowboy Logic for the Day

“For Some Men it was Too Late to Get Wise the Day They Were Born.”

This bit of Cowboy wisdom makes me think of Liberals stuck on or wrapped around their socialist ideology. Seems not to matter the endless historical examples of failed socialist movements and programs, they keep marching forward on their bent for bigger government, more spending, higher taxes and government control. We just ain't gonna be able to wise them up, they were born that way.

Pelosi, Reid, Rangel, Frank and the whole lot have got to go. Let’s retire them all and let their respective States deal with them smelling up the place.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Texas Education Board Battle – Liberals Fail to Re-Write History

Just finishing reading an account of the Texas State Board of Education working on changes to the approved Social Studies curriculum that will guide 4.7 million public school children over the next decade.

There were lots of big and small battles between conservative and liberal board members about what would and would not be included, for example....the liberal board members had a fit over the phrase “Constitutional Republic” over “Democratic Republic” in describing the form of government. Anyone who knows a lick about what our founders intended, what they wrote and how this country was founded would support the truth that we are a Constitutional Republic.

The reason this fight is of National Significance is that Textbook publishers would use similar criteria to publish books for other states, particular since Texas has such a large number of children, hence large number of textbooks as opposed to smaller states. That's good. Who would want Massachusetts Liberals re-writing our history as we teach it to public school students?

One of the Democrat Board members reportedly changed his support from "for" to "against" the conservative members simply because he wanted to show “solidarity” with the other Democrats. What was particular funny about this idiot’s vote, was that he was from El Paso, Texas which has one of the highest percentages of people “voting the straight democratic ticket”.

Of the course, the Democrats could not help but rally around one of their main causes, the “De-Religion of America”. Anyone with an open mind would conclude that this Great (sometimes I think it's becoming formerly great) Country was founded on religion, by religious people intent on finding religious freedom. If you don’t believe that,……well, here’s your sign.

Perhaps the best thing this Board did was successful argue that 6th grade students would need to identify reasons for limiting the power of governments. Limited governmental power was one of the founding concepts of this Country and one of the reasons for the Tea Party Movement. But don’t hold your breath for any mention of the Tea Party in text books just yet. The mainstream Republicans aren’t really happy with this conservative movement. I say they better sit up and listen or they’ll find themselves either voted out or in a continuous minority.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cowboy Logic for the Day

"Lettin’ the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in."

This aptly describes the Obama-Democrat lies about being able to fix the Health Care plan after they use "Reconciliation" to ram it down the American People's throats.

Reconcilation,...what a worthless term for this process of crafting legislation behind closed doors, shutting out the Republicans, then passing this massive burden on the American People with a simple majority vote.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Maxine Comments on the Obama Health Care Plan

Let me get this straight. We're going to be gifted
with a health care plan written by a committee
whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.

What the hell could possibly go wrong?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Open Borders Obama Not Helping Unemployed American Workers

We all know the reason Obama does not want to enforce immigration laws is that he and the Democratic party want more voters. The majority of Hispanics, who are the majority of immigrants both legal and illegal, vote their pocket book rather their principles - so do alot of Americans. Shame on them all, Shame on Obama.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Culture Crisis or Health Care Crisis?

I received this via e-mail a few hours ago. Reportedly it is a letter from a Medical Doctor to President Obama. Whether or not it WAS written an MD, the points are valid. We are perpetuating a culture not just of irresponsibility but of a belief that others will be responsible for us,...our welfare checks, our medical care, short everything. No more is this evident is the proposed Government take over of Health Care.

Dear Mr. President:

During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore
a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone. While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as "Medicaid"!

During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer.

And, you and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman's health care? I contend that our nation's "health care crisis" is not the result of shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. Rather, it is the result of a "crisis of culture",
a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on luxuries and vices while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance.

It is a culture based in the irresponsible credo that "I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me". Once you fix this "culture crisis" that rewards irresponsibility and dependency, you'll be amazed at how quickly our nation's health care difficulties will disappear.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Cowboy Logic for the Day

"Careful as a Naked Man Climbing a Bob Wire Fence"

This pertains to Democrats trying to ram Health Care and higher taxes down the throats of the American people. The naked man is the group of Democrats up for re-election this year and the Bob Wire fence is the American voters who are going to tear a chunk out of their collectives butts as the Democrats continue their Taxation without Representation garbage. Leading the "Anti-Taxation Without Representation" movement is the Tea Party. Republicans take heed,....the American people will not take anymore of the tax and deficit spending policy which have been the norm for both parties the past nine years.

More on Rep Eric Massa D-NY

Tonight on Fox Mews, a recording was played with Eric Massa (newly resigned Democrat Congressman from NY) with Massa alleging (words to the effect) that the Obama Adminstration has alot to gain with his resignation as Massa was a dissenting vote on the Democrat Plan to Federalize Health Care and create a whole 'nother class of entitlest. He also said that the Democrats are going to pass Health Care "reform" at all costs as they see it as their death nell if they don't.

Massa further stated that he was a dissenting vote on the Cap and Trade Bill, which truth be known, should be called the Trap and Tax Bill.

The former Congressman also had unpleasant things to say about Obama key advisor Rahm Emanuel stating that Emanuel was the "Devils Spawn" and liked to confront Legislators in the Congressional shower room (where there are no shower curtains) while the Congressmen are naked. I have two things to say about this: 1 - Nice - how the hell do I get that mental image out of my head now? and 2 - Remember Rule #1, don't fight naked.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cowboy Logic for the Day

"Shallow Minds are Like Shallow Rivers, Both of Them Freeze First"

The Obama Administration and the Democrat controlled House and Senate demonstrate this piece of Cowboy sense in their blind following of ideology trying to ram the Health Care Bill down the throats of American Taxpayers rather than starting over.

No amount of plaster and nail fixes will repair a house built on a faulty foundation or frame. It's best to tear it down and start over.

How did you like Obama on Television telling the American people he like some of the Republican ideas on Health Care, then turn around the tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-NV and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi D-CA to use "Reconciliation" to steam roll the Republicans? Sets a terrible precedence for the Democrats when the Republicans take over Congress.

Another Democrat Bites the Dust

Is this another example of Pelosi cleaning house? Of course it isn't. Nancy Pelosi's "cleaning the house of ethics problems and corruption" only pertains to Republicans. The below was taken from several sources, including the Christian Science Monitor:

Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) plans to resign after becoming embroiled in an ethics controversy involving allegations of sexual harassment.

Massa is leaving Congress sooner than he had originally planned – at 5 p.m. on Monday (8 March), his office confirmed Friday.

On Wednesday 3 March), he had announced he would leave the House when his term ends, citing health problems. But the House ethics committee has confirmed that it was investigating Massa. It has been widely reported that he allegedly sexually harassed a male staff member, a charge Massa denies.

The bad news for Democrats is twofold:

One of their members is embroiled in an embarrassing scandal (though getting Massa out of the House sooner rather than later is a plus).

And his seat is vulnerable to a GOP takeover, as the district leans right and the seat was long held by Republicans.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cowboy Logic for the Day

"A Man Who Confesses to Small Faults Hopes You Will Think He Has No Big Ones."

This old Cowboy saying reminds of Charlie Rangel D-NY, re-signing from his Chairmanship on the House Ways and Means Committee, trying to get out of the spotlight and to take the steam out calls for a investigations of his tax cheating ways.

Rep Charles Rangel D-NY Steps Down

Recent article in the paper: A rash of ethics lapses has given Democrats an election-year headache: how to convince skeptical voters that they're any cleaner than Republicans they accused of fostering a "culture of corruption" in 2006.

From the conduct of governors in Illinois and New York to back-room deals over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Democrats are drawing their own criticism when it comes to the ethics of public officials.

The party that pledged to "drain the swamp" if given control of Congress finds itself sinking in the muck nine months from Election Day, when every member of the House and 36 Senate seats will be chosen.

After a series of financial scandals, Democratic representative Charles Rangel has stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. After taking corporate sponsored trips and failing to pay property taxes it's no surprise that Rangel is undergoing a series of ethics investigations. His position as chairman of the committee that writes American tax law only makes the situation more heated.

Cowboy Logic for the Day

"The Only Kind of Equality That Counts is Being Equal to the Occasion."

When I hear this saying what comes to mind is the current Administration trying to make everyone equal by taking from those try and succeed to give to those who fail or don't try at all.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Governor Christie of New Jersey - Courage to Act

Chris Christie, who won the Governor's race in New Jersey on a wave of tax payer revulsion with Spend and Tax Democrats, puts the Democratic Legislature on notice in the below video. Governor Swarzenegger of California needs to pull a page from Governor Christie's book, as he demonstrates the Cowboy Ethics of Doing What Needs to Be Done, Keeping Promises he made on the campaign trail and, above all, Knowing Where to Draw the Line on out of control spending and taxation.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Florida Judge with Common Sense

In Florida, an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring,"Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays."

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do.. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fool's Day. Psalm 14:1 in The Bible states, "The fool says in his heart, there is no God." Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, he already has a day.. April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Conversation with RNC Fund Raiser

Just had a phone conversation with a Republican National Convention fundraiser asking me if I would support, meaning making a monetary contribution for, Republican efforts to regain control of Congress and oust Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

I told the young man on the other end of the phone that I supported getting rid of each and every law maker in Congress, and that I wasn't prejudiced about it,....."I want them all out of there,..Democrats, Republicans,...all of them.

He gave me a song and dance about "sharing my frustration, etc." Blah, Blah. I told the young man to call me back once the Republicans start showing some leadership,......once they start showing some fiscal responsibility,.....and that the Republicans better start paying attention to the Tea Party movement rather than bashing it in the press as the "radical right".

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Proposed 28th Amendment

For too long we've been complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that
(1) Congress members can retire with the same pay after only 1 term
(2) They don't pay into Social Security
(3) They specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (i.e. being exempt from fear of prosecution for sexual harassment).
Congress’s latest game is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform Bill being considered. This isn't logical. We don't have an elite that's above the law.

I don't care if members of Congress are Democrats, Republicans, Independants, Libertarians or whatever. The self-serving must stop. The proposed 28th Amendment to the US Constitution (below) would do that. This is an idea whose time has come.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the US Constitution:

Congress shall make no law applying to citizens of the USA that does not apply equally to Senators & Representatives; and Congress shall make no law that applies to Senators & Representatives that does not apply equally to citizens of the USA.

This is fair, to the point and non-partisan. The only ones who would be against it are members of the Congress!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Is Obama a "Post Turtle"

While suturing up a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand had been caught in the gate while working his cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama, and his being our president. The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is just a Post Turtle."
Now not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked,"What's a "Post Turtle?"

The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."
The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he sure as heck ain't goin' anywhere, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there in the first place."

Cowboy Ethics

Ten Principles to Live By, taken from Jims Owens' book, Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street can learn from the Code of the West, and how they should apply to Congress and the Executive Branch as well.

1. Live each day with courage. This means standing up for what is right. having the courage to dig out corruption in your own group or party. Have you seen how Pelosi is protecting Rep Rangel (D-NY) from ethic investigations and charges for tax cheating allegations. And this is after her promise (see Ethic #6) about "changing the culture of corruption". What a hypocrite!

2. Take pride in your work. If Politicans took pride in their work which is representing the interests of their constituents and the best interest of the Country, these politicans wouldn't have the inclination or time to be having a poke with one of their campaign workers or aides.

3. Always finish what you start. Iraq and Afghanistan pops into my head on this ethic. It seems like we're spending more time trying to find an "exit strategy" than winning the Global War on Terrorism,..or should we call it "Overseas Contingency Operations"? Hey, here's an idea,.....lets just kill those radical Islamists, where ever they are, and get it done with.

4. Do what has to be done. Another foreign policy link,..Iran and North Korea. Waiting on other countries like China, Russia and those gut less European countries to build a coalition to effect trade embargos, etc., doing little good. Sometimes you just gotta have the courage of conviction and do what has to be done, regards of who is supporting you.

5. Be tough, but fair. The obvious example to me is the tax code and efforts to take from those who have and give to those who have fact legislating an abdication of individual responsibility that this country was founded upon as a large percentage of our tax dollars go to social welfare programs. If politicans live by being tough, but fair there would be no pay taxer support of abortions, no taxing of private "Cadillac" health care plans in the proposed, but unconstitutional, Health Care Bill sitting at Congress right now. Americans are the most generous people in the World, other Country in the World does more for the economically disadvantged people and countrys. Just sticks in my craw that our Government wants to control how much each of us pay to support social programs.

6. When you make a promise, keep it. Practically imposible for all Politicans to live by this code as their whole election process seems to be based on making promises to specific interest groups in order to get elected.

7. Ride for the brand. Boy, I wish Obama would have kept this code,...maybe he wouldn't have launched to Europe and the Middle East on his "Apology Tour". The Unitd States has NOTHING to apologize for except electing an unprecedented number of un-ethical people to Congress and the White House.

8. Talk less and say more. Ever watch a Pelosi press conference or that Buffoon of a Presidential Pres Secretary,...what's his name? Gibbs?,.....anyway, doesn't seem like they talk for 20 minutes in a circle, spining the facts as they seem fit and what will support their current arguement. When it's all said and done, you still don't know what they meant.

9. Remember that some things aren't for sale. I don't know, maybe I'm naive, but what shouldn't be for sale is the Politicans vote on legislation. Have you heard of the "Louisiana Purchase" or the "Cornhusker Kickback"? These were barely veiled attempts to buy votes in support of the pile of manure known as the Health Care bill.

10. Know where to draw the line. This undoubtably should pertain to the budget and out of control spending. My Lord! We are indebted to the Communist Chinese and Russia to such a large extent, and, that combined with our other debt and ecomonic status has threatened The U.S.'s AAA bond rating. The fact that Congress spends money like a druken Sailor at port call, pisses me off as most responsible American families have to live within a budget or live under a bridge.