Cowboys and the Tea Party political movement have a lot on common. Both believe in individual responsibility; judging a man by his actions not words; and, both are disgusted with government intrusions into our lives and particularly our God given rights.
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...maybe President West?
Now this is a non nonsense man with a solid backbone that I could follow.
While serving in 2003, Allen West was a Battalion Commander of the 2d Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel West interrogated an Iraqi police officer who was suspected of being a turn ocat and informing on American troop movements and operations.
As the interrogation was failing and LTC West's believed his men's lives were at stake, he fired his pistol past the detainee's head into a clearing barrel, scaring the Iraqi but not hurting him.
The Iraqi gave up information on planned radical Islamic insurgent operations against the Americans which undoubtedly led to saving American lives.
West, who was just short of 22 years of service, reported his action to his higher chain of command was charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Articles 128 and 134. He then submitted his retirement paperwork and was allowed to retire with full benefits in the summer of 2004.
At an Article 32 (pre-courts martial trial hearing), LTC West was asked by his defense attorney if he would do it again. "If it's about the lives of my men and their safety, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can," he said.
Contrast this with a current President who most often voted "Present" on difficult issues during his incredible short time as a Illinois Senator primary to becoming elected President without ANY management or leadership experience AT ALL.
Watch this video and see if you think he would not be on your short list for 2012.
MouthOffAmerica! A link sent to me by a reader offers another site where American Patriots can rally and gather for news, chat, links to forums, videos and much more. Pay it a visit,...I'll bet you bookmark it.
Willie Nelson was arrested at a Border Patrol Checkpoint East of El Paso, Texas this past Friday (26 November 2010) for possession of marijuana. Nelson, 77 years old and still hasn't got any common sense, admitted that the marijuana was his.
I greatly dislike the fact that Nelson, a long time marijuana user, exploits a Cowboy image for personal gain and he stills gets celebrity status every where he goes.
He was released on bond and could serve up to 180 days in jail. If he does serve, the local Sheriff states "He can wear the stripy uniform just like the other ones do", and ".....I'm going make him cook and clean".
Anyway, Willie ain't no cowboy, and ain't no friend of mine.
What I hate is flippant or indiscriminate use by the Government of Imminent Domain; Government incompetency; the invasion of America by Illegal Immigration; Abuse of the land and the environment, and, the acts of Criminal Organizations. Add all together and you have S.1689 otherwise known as The Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act.
This is where the Federal Government usurps the authority of the State and creates vast tracts of land where absolutely noting can go on in. Not Law Enforcement, not recreation, not cattle grazing for our ranchers who grow our beef supply. And I surely like a Ribeye from time to time.
When the Federal government, or Senators such as New Mexico Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall designate a section of land on the border as "Wilderness" they create a de facto no man lands which not only becomes a smuggling corridor but a land of misery when illegal immigrants are brutalized, women raped and drugs are imported into our Country to poison our youth and society.
S.1689 The Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act will do for New Mexico what the Federal Governments previous Wilderness designations did for Arizona,.....void large tracts of land adjacent to the border out of our sovereign control, decrease or eliminate local, state and federal law enforcement activity, and increase illegal activity. There are only three non-governmental groups advocating the passage of S.1689,....the radical environmental community the Sinaloan Cartel and the Juarez Cartel.
Not only that, whenever we cede these pieces of land they turn into vast tracts of garbage heaps. I have seen it with my own eyes. Thousands of plastic bottles, piles of other garbage, heaps of human waste and clothes thrown about - some of which belonged to the scores of illegal immigrant women raped by coyotes and other illegals during your illegal journey northbound.
Please write, e-mail or call your legislators and tell them S.1689 is wrong,...wrong because of Government abuse of power,..wrong because of what it will do in a negative manner to ranchers both for their protection (remember Arizona Rancher Rob Krentz being shot?) and for grazing rights, and what it will do to facilitate the on-going criminal enterprise of illegal alien and drug smuggling.
Sometimes you are encouraged about our country's future when you see something like this. Specifically, there is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term.
This year's term was "Political Correctness", which we are know is absolutely killing this country. Problem is we are letting the left set the standard for political correctness.
Anyway, the winner of the contest defined Political Correctness this way:
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.."
E-mail sent to Cowboys and Tea Parties me by a good source.
This week we had the pleasure of sharing a summer barbecue with a refugee from Cuba. Our dinner conversation was starkly different than most.
This refugee came to the United States as a young boy in the early 1960s. His family was more fortunate than most as they were able to bring a suitcase and $100 when they fled Castro's newly formed revolutionary paradise.
Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: Hamburgers, Potato-Salad, Watermelon, and fresh ears of Sweet Corn. This is a menu shared with family and friends nationwide, while celebrating the birth of our beloved America on the Fourth of July.
We began with a simple discussion about our country and the direction it has taken since Barack Obama came to power. We shared the usual complaints about the sour economy and liberal social engineering emanating from the rulers in Washington.
But then he said it. The sentence came naturally. I assume it was unplanned. But it carried the weight of a freight train. You know when Castro took power, none of us knew he was a Communist."
We sat stunned. He continued, "Yes, we all thought he was a patriot, a nationalist. Before the revolution he didn't sound like a radical."
The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected, "You mean just like Barack Obama?"
He responded, "Yes, just like Barack Obama."
He continued, "We were all shocked as the government just continued to grab more power. First they said the revolution is over, so please turn in your guns. We all complied. I remember my uncle saying after it started, 'Castro will only nationalize some of the big industries, he will never come and take our family hardware store. 'But that is exactly what happened, Castro started with the sugar mills and the large industries,but they eventually came and knocked on the door of our family hardware store. My family had run this store for generations. They said we now own the hardware store, you work for us. And that nice, large four-bedroom home you own, it is now our property also, and you can move yourself and five children into two rooms of the house because others are moving in with you."
The lesson learned from this discussion is a lesson most Americans refuse to hear. Political leaders can lie about their agenda and once in office they can take totally unexpected turns.
If you had asked us three years ago if we thought General Motors would be nationalized, we would have never believed it. We could never contemplate a country where the rule of law, the most fundamental building block of a justice society would be evaporating just like it did in Castro's Cuba in the early 1960s.
But the news of injustice keeps increasing. Black Panthers are not charged with wrongdoing by the U.S. Department of Justice because their crimes are against whites.
The bondholders of GM are stripped of their assets without due process by the government.
Governmental leaders are bribed in full daylight only to have all investigation of the crimes stifled by the Attorney General.
The U.S. borders are overrun with crime and illegal activity and the leaders in D.C. act as if it is important to protect the lawbreakers while the innocent are killed and overrun.
When local communities attempt to enforce the law, they are ridiculed and threatened as racists and bigots. They are sued by the very administration entrusted with enforcing the law.
Without the rule of law the U.S. Constitution is a sham.
Without the rule of law our beloved America is swiftly becoming a country where only the well connected and politically powerful will be safe.
As Michelle Malkin has so eloquently explained in her recent book, a culture of corruption has replaced honest government.
The only way this problem will be fixed is by massive citizen action.
All honest citizens that want to be treated equally must come together and demand that the favoritism, the bribes, the uneven enforcement of law end now.
“Darn good Letter to the Editor! Stand up and fight back conservatives of America! Get rid of the Marxists and Socialists in our government! McCarthy had it right, yet I don't like the way he handled it, but I sure don't have any better ideas to get rid of them, other than by publicly outing and scorning them.
No matter what you think about the National Rifle Asociation (NRA) they are in the forefront of protecting Constitutional rights in this Country. The Founders intended the 2nd Amendment to protect all the other unalienable rights, which the current Congress and Administration don't think are so unalienable. Drop an e-mail to your Congressman and let him/her know that Andrew Traver is unacceptable as the Director of the BATFE.
Below, from the NRA:
The NRA strongly opposes President Obama’s nomination of Andrew Traver as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Traver has been deeply aligned with gun control advocates and anti-gun activities. This makes him the wrong choice to lead an enforcement agency that has almost exclusive oversight and control over the firearms industry, its retailers and consumers. Further, an important nomination such as BATFE director should not be made as a “recess appointment,” in order to circumvent consent by the American people through their duly elected U.S. Senators.
Traver served as an advisor to the International Association for Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) “Gun Violence Reduction Project,” a “partnership” with the Joyce Foundation. Both IACP and the Joyce Foundation are names synonymous with promoting a variety of gun control schemes at the federal and state levels. Most of the individuals involved in this project were prominent gun control activists and lobbyists.
Thought you might like to read this letter to the editor of a British national newspaper. Ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a letter?
Here is a woman who should run for Prime Minister!
Written by a housewife, to her daily newspaper. This is one ticked off lady.
"Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores in July 2002, and in New York Sept 11 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?
Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day in London, and in downtown Manhattan and in a field in Pennsylvania ?
Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?
And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.
I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11 and 7/7.
I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan
I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.
I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.
I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.
I'll care when the British media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.
In the meantime, when I hear a story about a British soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:
I don't care.
When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take this to the bank:
I don't care.
When I hear that a prisoner - who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and 'fed special food' that is paid for by my taxes - is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:
I don't care.
And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.' Well, believe me!! you guessed it ......
I don't care!!
If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!
If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great country! And may I add:
'Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. Our soldiers don't have that problem.'
I have another quote that I would like to add, AND........I hope you forward all this.
Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
1. Jesus Christ
2. The British Soldier.
3. The Canadian Soldier.
4. The US Soldier, and
5. The Australian Soldier
One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom."
For those that don't know about history of how the conservative and liberal movements began....here is a condensed version:
Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.
The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:
Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture.Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum canwere invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement...
Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.
Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided.
Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.
Some modern liberals will drink beer (imported), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but will eat a beef dish as long as it has a French name or comes with a diping sauce. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.
Conservatives drink beer, mostly Bud, Coors or Miller, and/or whiskey (without ice and soda pop). They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively.
Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.
Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.
Mike Pence has got to on the short list for the Republican nomination to face Obama in the 2012 election. Pence believes in limited government and restoring the office of the presidency to an institution that safeguards the Constitution and the freedoms it provides to the American people, not one for social engineering and activism. The President is the last step in the protection of the American Way of Life. We are going to keep track of Mike Pence.
The below video is from his recent re-election campaign. Hear his words and see what you think.
I don't know about you, but I'd like the incoming 112th Congress to blow up the following quotes and tape them to the walls of their offices as they are seated and have to deal with massive Federal debt, devaluation of the dollar, inflation of commodities and the burdening tax structure that is bad for small businesses who are the backbone of this country's free market and job creation system. We cannot sustain this. Unfortunately the pain to correct this course, and save us from going the way of Rome, is going to have to felt by all.
"The best way to look at the U.S. Tax Code is like it's a three legged mule. It's ugly, deformed, and doesn't do much good for anybody." - Dick Armey, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1985 - 2003.
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865
Cowboy's has been tracking this issue for several months now and it really sticks in our craw since Obama and Dems are doing everything they can to make this Country energy dependent rather than energy independent.
Even though President Obama is against offshore drilling for our country, he signed an executive order to loan 2 Billion of our taxpayer dollars (which we can't afford to loan since we're broke) to a Brazilian Oil Exploration Company (the 8th largest company in the entire world) to drill for oil off the coast of Brazil! The oil that comes from this operation is for the sole purpose and use of China and NOT THE USA!
Now here's the real clincher...the Chinese government is under contract to purchase all the oil that this oil field will produce, which is hundreds of millions of barrels".
We have absolutely no gain from this transaction whatsoever!
Wait, it gets more interesting.
Guess who is the largest individual stockholder of this Brazilian Oil Company and who would benefit most from this? It is American BILLIONAIRE, George Soros, who was President Obama's most generous financial supporter during his campaign. If you are able to connect the dots and follow the money, you are probably as upset as I am. Not a word of this transaction was broadcast on any of the other news networks!
Are they doing their job? Think about it.
Forward this factual e-mail to others who care about this country and where it is headed. Also, let all your Government representatives know how you feel about this.
You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.
The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.
But look on the bright side. If President Obama has embraced offshore drilling in Brazil, why not in the old U.S.A.? The land of the sorta free and the home of the heavily indebted has enormous offshore oil deposits, and last year ahead of the November elections, with gasoline at $4 a gallon, Congress let a ban on offshore drilling expire.
The Bush Administration's five-year plan (2007-2012) to open the outer continental shelf to oil exploration included new lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. But in 2007 environmentalists went to court to block drilling in Alaska and in April a federal court ruled in their favor. In May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his department was unsure whether that ruling applied only to Alaska or all offshore drilling. So it asked an appeals court for clarification. Late last month the court said the earlier decision applied only to Alaska, opening the way for the sale of leases in the Gulf.
This is progress, however slow. But it still doesn't allow the U.S. to explore in Alaska or along the East and West Coasts, which could be our equivalent of the Tupi oil fields, which are set to make Brazil a leading oil exporter. Americans are right to wonder why Mr. Obama is underwriting in Brazil what he won't allow at home.
On Tuesday, November 2nd, voters from across the country sent the clear message that they're fed up with President Obama's anti-jobs, big-government agenda. Tax-and-spend liberals who supported the stimulus, cap and trade energy taxes, and a government takeover of health care were voted out of office in droves in the largest wave election in 70 years.
And with all of the new voices in Congress, conservatives have an historic opportunity to change the course of the nation by reducing spending, cutting taxes, and creating an environment in which jobs can finally be created again in the private sector in the numbers that we need to cut the unemployment rate in half.
The first step they must take, however, is to repeal and replace all of the policies passed by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid that resulted in putting more people on food stamps and prevented more people from taking home paychecks.
And at the top of the list is the repeal of ObamaCare.
No matter how much the new Congress does to encourage private sector growth, ObamaCare will become a severe drag on the economy and lead to lower quality care. Many businesses facing unknown tax hikes and enormous regulations from this law will not hire additional full time workers.
The Obama-Pelosi-Reid team also ignores the fact that major companies like McDonald's, 3M, and Boeing have said the new taxes and mandates will force them to drop coverage or lay off workers. Instead of listening to them, the Obama administration has threatened those who dare to blame higher taxes and more regulation for an inability to grow their businesses.
Cowboy's note: I have several friends of mine who received notices that their healthcare deductibles are almost going to double!
Here are some facts you need to know about ObamaCare:
* Costs taxpayers a staggering $1 trillion over the next decade.
* Increases health care spending by more than $200 billion.
* Raises drug prices and the cost of premiums.
* Raises taxes on small businesses.
* Burdens state governments with costs nearing $10 billion between 2014 and 2019.
* Forces companies to drop employer-provided health coverage for workers.
* Incentivizes individuals to drop their own coverage, pay a penalty, and only get health insurance when they get sick.
Cowboy's note: Not to mention it's unconstitutional! Something like 23 States to date have filed suit to stop Obamacare.
Despite all these problems, President Obama and his liberal allies still defend the law as good for American business. But this should not be surprising; they still defend the $787 billion stimulus legislation as good for job creation. Put simply, as long as ObamaCare is the law of the land, America will not be providing an environment that allows businesses to grow, which means accepting stagnant growth and high unemployment as the new normal.
We shouldn't have to accept that. For that reason, we must begin the process of repealing this destructive law and replacing it with common sense health reforms.
Repeal and replace will not happen overnight and it will not happen after a week's worth of debate in Congress. Repeal will require a grassroots movement that puts strong and sustained pressure on Washington.
The time to start that movement is today.
Cowboy's note: Keep up the pressure on your law makers not to be law breakers and get this crap repealed. I have the satisfaction of telling my Congressman that I would do everything in my power to get him sent home because of his votes in support of the Obama agenda. In fact, I created this blog because of Obama's agenda, my crappy Congressman and the whole taxation without representation path by the Democrats. Satisfaction I say because on Jan 2d, 2011 he will not be seated in the 112th Congress - he was defeated by a Republican in a largely Democratic demographic district.
Over the next few weeks we will be very active in starting the movement to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
We intend for this advocacy effort to be our biggest to date.
Thanks for everything you did to elect job creators last week, and thank you for all that you will do to keep the pressure on the new representatives in Congress to do the right thing.
Here's an opinion piece by Chuck Green who writes "Greener Pastures" for the Denver Post Aurora Sentinel...one of the more liberal papers in the country. Additionally, Mr. Green is a lifelong Democrat...so this is rather a stunning piece...
Obama is victim of Bush's failed promises Greener Pastures Column
Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first year in office. Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever.
Wow! Talk about change.
Just one year ago, fresh from his inauguration celebrations, President Obama was flying high. After one of the nation's most inspiring political campaigns, the election of America 's first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.
Of course, they don't see it as self-imposed. It's all George Bush's fault.
George Bush, who doesn't have a vote in congress and who no longer occupies the White House, is to blame for it all.
He broke Obama's promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.
He broke Obama's promise to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.
He broke Obama's promise to end earmarks.
He broke Obama's promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.
He broke Obama's promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.
He broke Obama's promise to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America 's most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.
He broke Obama's promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.
He broke Obama's promise to end no-compete contracts with the government.
He broke Obama's promise to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.
He broke Obama's promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.
He broke Obama's promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.
Yes, it's all George Bush's fault. President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending failed Bush administration.
If only George Bush wasn't still in charge, all of President Obama's problems would be solved. His promises would have been kept, the economy would be back on track, Iran would have stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be negotiating a peace treaty with Israel North Korea would have ended its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been restored to the federal government.
Oh, and did I mention what it would be like if the Democrats, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, didn't have the heavy yoke of George Bush around their necks? There would be no ear marks, no closed-door drafting of bills, no increase in deficit spending, no special-interest influence (unions), no vote buying (Nebraska, Louisiana).
If only George Bush wasn't still in charge, we'd have real change by now.
All the broken promises, all the failed legislation and delay (health care reform, immigration reform) is not President Obama's fault or the fault of the Democrat-controlled Congress. It's all George Bush's fault.
Take for example the decision of Eric Holder, the president's attorney general, to hold terrorists' trials in New York City . Or his decision to try the Christmas Day underpants bomber as a civilian.
Two disastrous decisions.
Certainly those were bad judgments based on poor advice from George Bush.
Need more proof?
You might recall that when Scott Brown won the election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, capturing "the Ted Kennedy seat", President Obama said that Brown's victory was the result of the same voter anger that propelled Obama into office in 2008. People were still angry about George Bush and the policies of the past 10 years. And they wanted change.
Yes, according to the president, the voter rebellion in Massachusetts was George Bush's fault.
Therefore, in retaliation, they elected a Republican to the Ted Kennedy seat, ending a half-century of domination by Democrats. It is all George Bush's fault.
Will the failed administration of George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and change ever arrive?
Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something... - anything?
Want to read more about the Bush Presidency and the key people advising President Bush?
Courtesy of the Ben Franklin and the Albany Congress.
In 1754, Britain and France were struggling for control over portions of North America. In the face of a looming war (French and Indian War) that would play out, in part, on American soil, Franklin proposed a plan that would unite the colonial governments into a single federal council.
In his Albany Plan, Franklin held that the colonies, by acting with one united voice, could more effectively fend off threatened attacks by the French and their Native American allies.
Both the colonists and the British Crown rejected Franklin’s plan because it encroached on their respective powers, but the Albany Plan remains important as one of the first documented efforts to unite the colonies. Notice the abbreviations for the colonies on the disjointed Rattlesnake. The Rattlesnake goes on through American history in many other publications, editorials and flags such as the Gadsden Flag.
Today is Tuesday, November 9th, 2010,..one week after mid term elections of a mega historical perspective.
I read where the AARP has lost 60,000+ members who were upset with the organization’s support and lobbying in support of Obamacare. That’s one way to vote,…..with your money. Me? I’ll just continue to send back membership application envelopes with local used car ads.
I heard where Nancy Pelosi sponsored a party to celebrate the 111th Congress’s accomplishments. This is You Gotta Be Kidding Me moment! What the hell was she celebrating? Over Whelming Debt piled upon the American People? Footprints on the Constitution? A Culture of corruption? The biggest Federal Government and Deficit ever?
I also heard where Nancy the butt monkey was running to be the Dem’s minority leader in the 112th Congress. Seems fitting to me. The person most responsible for the Democrats becoming a minority in Congress – becoming their leader. Yep, seems fitting to me.
Let’s re-cap her credentials: Upon her watch the Dems in Congress lost, what..63 seats? Historical numbers! Something like 23 State Legislatures changed from Dem majority to Republican majority, with a net loss of around 680 seats. More historical numbers!! The Dallas Cowboys coach was fired with a losing record – don’t see what Nancy Pelosi should be any different.
President Barack Obama may have expressed humility during his conciliatory news conference Wednesday over the shellacking he took in the midterm elections, but just hours after speaking to the nation, he made it very clear in a phone call to left-leaning activist group MoveOn that he is not willing to compromise his core beliefs.
“We always knew bringing about change in Washington wouldn’t be easy, and it might get tougher in the days ahead,” Obama told the liberal organization's supporters a day after Republicans won the House in a landslide. “The message I took away from the elections is very simple: The American people are still frustrated. They still want change; we just have to work harder to deliver the change the American people want.”
Obama said he and activist organizations like MoveOn must work harder pushing the progressive agenda “until every American sees real change in their own lives . . . We didn’t sign up for doing what was easy, we signed up for doing what was right,” he said of his policies to fix America. “We are going to continue to take all the time it takes –– and all the effort it takes –– to get our country back on track.”
Obama wants MoveOn to keep the spirit of hope and change alive because it helps him translate that spirit into accomplishment.
“To those who began the journey with me almost four years ago, think about how far we’ve come,” Obama said. “Think about the ups and downs we went through during the course of the campaign. There were times when folks counted us out and we always came back. The same thing is going to happen over the next two years, and the next six years.”
The National Rifle Association was highly successful in their support for pro 2nd Amendment legislators up for election/re-election last week. These efforts and the results of a much more pro-2nd Amendment Congress make supporters of the U.S. Constitution sleep much better at night. Consider joining the NRA to add your voice to the millions already supporting the basic Constitutional right of firearms ownership.
Election Re-Cap from the NRA:
Election Day 2010 was a great day for the Second Amendment and National Rifle Association (NRA) members, and positions us well for our future defense, and advancement, of the Second Amendment! The most important fact about Tuesday's elections for gun owners is how many more pro-gun lawmakers we will have in the next legislative session and how many fewer anti-gun lawmakers there will be. Here are some highlights from Tuesday's contests:
19 of NRA-Political Victory Fund (PVF) 25 endorsed U.S. Senate candidates won. This marks a pro-gun upgrade of eight Senate seats.
In the 111th Congress, there were 43 A-rated and 34 F-rated Senators. The 112th Congress will contain 50 A-rated (+7) and 33 F-rated Senators (-1).
There will be 12 pro-gun Senate freshmen.
Of the 262 candidates endorsed by the NRA-PVF for the U.S. House, 225 were victorious, for an 85% winning percentage. In every case but one where an NRA-PVF endorsed candidate lost, a pro-gun challenger replaced him.
In the 111th Congress, there were 226 A-rated and 151 F-rated Representatives. The 112th Congress will contain 258 A-rated (+32) and 133 F-rated (-18) Members.
There were pro-gun election upgrades in 27 House districts.
Note: As of today, 9 races remain too close to call.
Gubernatorial & State Legislatures
Of the 21 gubernatorial candidates endorsed by the NRA-PVF, 15 were victorious. (Note: Two races remain too close to call.)
We made major gains in state legislative races, which will position us well in the upcoming legislative sessions next year.
The NRA wants to thank the tens of millions of gun owners who actively volunteered for pro-gun candidates and who Voted Freedom First on November 2nd!
NRA's Right To Hunt And Fish Amendments Adopted In Three States: Voters in Tennessee, Arkansas, and South Carolina made a powerful statement on Tuesday by overwhelmingly voting to include National Rifle Association-backed constitutional amendments to protect America's great, ages-old heritage of hunting and fishing as state constitutional rights.
In our Search for the truth department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions. I went to Snopes to check this out and they said it was false and there were no such dockets so I ‘Googled’ the Supreme Court, typed in ‘Obama-Kagan,’ and guess what? Yep you got it. Snopes lied. Everyone of those dockets are there.
Cowboys comment: I have long received information from people claiming a liberal - democratic links to Snopes. I think a prudent man checks each and every instance and doesn't give any one source a free rein with credibility."
So Here is what I wrote to Snopes:
"Referencing the article about Elena Kagan and Barak Obama dockets: The information you have posted stating that there were no such cases as claimed and the examples you gave are blatantly false. I went directly to the Supreme Court’s website, typed in Obama Kagan and immediately came up with all of the dockets that the article made reference to . I have long suspected that you really slant things but this was really shocking. Thank You, I hope you will be much more truthful in the future."
That being said, I’ll bet you didn't know this.
Kagan was representing Obama in all the petitions to prove his citizenship. Now she may help rule on them.
Folks, this is really ugly. Chicago Politics; and the beat goes on and on and on...
Once again the US Senate sold us out! Well, someone figured out why Obama nominated Elana Kagan for the Supreme Court.... Pull up the Supreme Courts website, go to the docket and search for Obama.
She was the Solicitor General for all the suits against him filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural born citizenship. He owed her big time. All of the requests were denied of course. They were never heard. It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn't it? The American people mean nothing any longer. It's all about payback time for those who compromised themselves to elect someone that really has no true right to even be there.
You can look up some of these hearings and guess what?? Elana Kagan is the attorney representing Obama!!!
Here are some websites of the Supreme Court Docket. Check out these briefs: You may have to type in the docket # in the search box of the Supreme Court site.the docket number the the two digit number, hypen, then four digit number in the address.
What does all this mean in light of Obama admitting on video that he was born in Kenya? I don't know, but think that this will never get resolved before Obama is defeated in the 2012 elections, and frankly, we have a more pressing issues with the repeal of Obamacare, the defeat of the socialist agenda and the work of the People. Plus, do you really want Joe Biden to be President?
Eric Cantor Announces Intention to Stand for Election as House Majority Leader.
We must govern differently - not just differently than the Democrats, but differently from our previous majority as well. I believe that we need to change Washington's culture of spending that has prevailed for far too long.
To that end, I have announced my intention to stand for election as Majority Leader in the 112th Congress, because I want to help lead that effort and bring about these changes.
Please watch the video message below, where I outline some initial thoughts on how a Republican-led Congress should be run.
We will continue the YouCut program in the 112th Congress - to be clear, this means that your ideas and your votes will directly impact, each week, spending cut proposals that are brought to the House floor by the majority party.
We now have the opportunity to turn our words into action and produce real results. Like you, I am anxious to get started.
When we first started this site one of our goals was to see a change in Government, which basically meant a change in the people representing us in Washington D.C. They simply must be accountable to the People.
Been trying to collect our thoughts and think about what November 2nd means to this Country. Not that our goals are going to change. We still need a Federal Government that is more responsive to the People; smaller and more efficient; and one that sets a climate of Freedom to pursue happiness through a less instrusive Federal Government - which means fair taxation and a more prudent manner in spending our money and less unneccessary restrictions and regulations on business.
Here are our thoughts,...
Historic victory for Republicans,…..just not quite enough.
Dismayed to see the results from the California Governors’s and Senator’s race and the Nevada Senate race; apparent Dem victories in the Colorado and Washington State Senate race; same same for Alaska. But that was in the hands of the Peope,..it is unfortunate that Special Interest big money and the unions affected some of these races, most notable in Nevada and California.
But that’s our system, so the Californians are gonna have to live with their choices. Brown and Boxer are about as worthless as you can get......add Pelosi and Reid and you get the four western butt clowns from hell. Add Rangel, Mumbles Frank and Leahy and you have a squad of butt clowns.
Warmed my heart to see Grayson (D-FL) lose his job.
Lots of Republican Governors and Republican State legislatures bode well for redistricting in the States.
Great to see Mike Lee (R-UT), Allen West (R-FL), Quico Canseco (R-TX) and others first time representatives earn Congressional billets. Allen West is a retired Army Lt Col, who was presured to leave the Army for political correct reasons.
Marco Rubio (R-FL) is a rising star – look for him to run for Obama’s job, 2012 or 2016.
Bottom line is that we will most likely see grid lock for the next two years, then the Democrats will blame the Republicans for the impact of decisions that Obama and a Democrat Congress rammed through these past two years.
I think the top issues/goals should be: Repeal Obamacare lock, stock and barrel and start over on something much smaller and affordable; Make the Bush tax rates permanent; Go through the Federal budget with a fine tooth comb and unfund all the bullcrap......maybe a much larger YouCut type program and actually vote on the cuts so the People can see who wants to spend our money and on what.
I would like to see a website where each and every vote is published so the People can see which politician voted for what.
One thing is clear,...from his speech yesterday, Obama still does not get it.
Why did Bernie Madoff go to prison? To make it simple, he talked people into investing with him. Trouble was, he didn't invest their money. As time rolled on he simply took the money from the new investors to pay off the old investors. Finally there were too many old investors and not enough money from new investors coming in to keep the payments going.
Next thing you know Madoff is one of the most hated men in America and he is off to jail. Some of you know this. but not enough of you.
Madoff did to his investors what the government has been doing to us for over 70 years with Social Security. There is no meaningful difference between the two schemes, except that one was operated by a private individual who is now in jail, and the other is operated by politicians who enjoy perks, privileges and status in spite of their actions.
"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."- Ronald Reagan
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand." - Milton Friedman
I received the following from a Christian Pastor and Army Veteran, in fact a Silver Star winner from Vietnam, who clearly understands the threat of the secular progressive movement combined with socialism demonstrated by our current administration.
Christians who sincerely believe in God's revelation of Himself in Jesus Christ as revealed by the Bible and preached in the church have to do a lot of soul-searching as they vote for candidates and their political parties on November 2.
Every vote counts and God is keeping a record of our voting. There are consequences to our voting for candidates who obviously and intentionally represent the forces of evil and openly mock and ridicule the God of our Christian faith. We should willingly and lovingly vote for candidates who weigh their decisions in the light of our Christian faith and the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers.
Our votes determine who governs America, and the majority is entrusted by "we the people" to govern America with our consent, and I will honor the concept. However, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice of opposition to the political party and its elected officials and their destructive "goals for America. I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country. The following is what I have come to oppose:
I oppose the anti-God value system that has been slowly imposed of us for the future of America.
I oppose the view that America is not a Christian Nation.
I oppose abortions and the use of tax money to pay for abortions.
I oppose the view that the military should be reduced by 25% and withdrawn from foreign countries.
I oppose the acceptance of homosexuality, marriage of homosexuals, and gays openly serving in the military.
I oppose the process and content by which our healthcare system has been reworked and forced on us.
I oppose raising taxes on those who make $250,000+ that will restrict job growth.
I oppose the view of unrestricted amnesty for illegal immigrants.
I oppose the radical Socialistic-Marxist's concept of redistribution of wealth, and given to those who refuse to work.
I oppose the view that America is arrogant and should apologize for its leadership in the world.
I oppose the view that radical Islam is our friend and Israel is our enemy.
I oppose our appeasing strategic views of the Middle East countries leaders.
I oppose the willingness to dialogue with terrorist regimes without any prior conditions.
I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the anti-GOD and Marxist-Socialistic crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America ! Become active in your local political activities, and witness to the values and principles of your Christian faith. Instead of supporting those who oppose God, join with other Christians and honor God with your votes that will praise God, who will bless you and give you His peace and joy.
God bless you and God bless our United States of America.
Unless we start to change the direction this Country is heading, starting tomorrow, the Secular Progressives and Socialists are going to set not only the political and economic agenda of this Country, but the Cultural aspects as well.
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees... I don't feel threatened.. I don't feel discriminated against.. That's what they are, Christmas trees.
It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu .. If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.
Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina).. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response.. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'
In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about.. And we said okay..
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'
Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Are you laughing yet?
Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
Pass it on if you think it has merit.
If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.