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Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Wisdom from Thomas Sewell

Thomas Sewell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of The Housing Boom and Bust. He has columns appearing in several local papers.

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

They say that records are made to be broken. President George W. Bush set a record by adding $3.2 trillion to the national debt over the course of his eight years in office. But Barack Obama has already beaten that record with $4.4 trillion in just his first three years in office.

Cowboy's note: This gives lie to Vice-Pres Biden's allegations that the Dem's inherited the national debt.

People who thoughtlessly give money to panhandlers on the street seem not to realize that this is making installment payments on the degeneration of America .

Don't mention "municipal golf courses" to me. It sends my blood pressure up through the roof. What earthly excuse is there for spending the taxpayers' money subsidizing a golf course? Politicians can't even invoke "the poor," as they do when trying to justify other government boondoggles.

The vocabulary of the political left is fascinating. For example, it is considered to be "materialistic" and "greedy" to want to keep what you have earned. But it is "idealistic" to want to take away what someone else has earned and spend it for your own political benefit or to feel good about yourself.

Lou Gehrig was probably the greatest clutch hitter of all time. Although his career was cut short by the disease that bears his name, in 7 of his 14 full seasons he had over 150 runs batted in. (Babe Ruth was second with 5 seasons.) And Gehrig still holds the career record for home runs with the bases loaded (Grand Slams).

Economists are often asked to predict what the economy is going to do. But economic predictions require predicting what politicians are going to do-- and nothing is more unpredictable.

Cowboy's note: Here I have to disagree with Mr. Sewell. Predicting politicians' actions, some of them anyway, can be as simply as looking at the range of human motives: greed, power - status, jealously and revenge. Seems to fit the list of national idiots: Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, etc.

An e-mail from a perceptive reader points out that, although Congressional "earmarks" represent a very small part of federal spending, they can be used as bribes to buy the votes of members of Congress on bills involving the spending of vastly larger sums of the taxpayers' money.

When political commentators from the Fox News Channel had books whose sales would normally make the New York Times' non-fiction best-seller list, the New York Times changed the rules for putting books on that list. Thus best-selling political books by Mike Huckabee and Dick Morris appeared last Sunday on a more obscure list of miscellaneous personal advice and how-to books, such as "Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook."

When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food.

Even if it could be proved that judges who are making rulings that go counter to the written law produce better results in those particular cases than following the letter of the law would have, that does not make society better off. When laws become unreliable and judges unpredictable, lawsuits become a bonanza for charlatans, who can force honest people to settle out of court, for fear of what some judge might do.

Cowboy's note: Like the Judge who ordered a stay to Wisconsin Governor Walker's new law on collective bargaining rights....the same Judge (Maryann Sumi) who not only has ties to the unions (her son or sons) and who also commented about the strength of the union's argument against the Wisconsin law before the arguments are heard!!

The mainstream media never expressed half the outrage about Mao Zedong as they did about Ronald Reagan. Yet, when it came to killing millions of innocent civilians, even Hitler was an amateur compared to Mao.

Cowboy's note: And this is surprising given the leftist media love affair with Iranian madman Ahmedinejad, Hugo Chavez and others?

The Obama administration seems to be following what might be called "the Detroit pattern"-- increasing taxes, harassing businesses, and pandering to unions. In the short run, it got mayors re-elected. In the long-run, it reduced Detroit from a thriving city to an economic disaster area, whose population was cut in half, as its most productive citizens fled.

Cowboy's note: Detriot is experiencing mass migration from the city. Half of the schools are empty.

Safety advocates who say that we shouldn't take chances, but should ban things that might be unsafe, don't seem to understand that if we banned every food to which somebody had an allergy we could all starve to death.

The vile people who picket the funerals of American soldiers killed in action are far away enough from the mourners not to be heard. It is media attention that magnifies their sick message.

Intolerance may not promote progress but it can promote survival. An intolerant Islamic world may outlast the Western world that seems ready to tolerate anything, including the undermining of its own fundamental values and threats to its continued existence.

Cowboy’s note: For more on Thomas Sewell, please visit his website.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This Week in You Cut - March 29th, 2011

Help change the Spending Culture in Washington. Vote for You Cut. If you go to the website and vote on a cut, you will be registered to receive weekly notices for You Cut. Least of all we can all do this to participate in changing the culture of spend and borrow. At this point in time, I am voting for whatever cuts the most pork.....after all we're paying for it!

Reduce printing and reproduction budget by 10%

$180 million in savings through FY16
The Department of Defense (DOD) proposes to spend $357 million on printing and reproduction services in fiscal year 2012 (FY12). While paper copies are often necessary for mission accomplishment, DOD should be encouraged to reduce spending on high quality, glossy color prints (such as the ones accompanying the FY12 budget rollout and other reports and briefings to Congress). Favoring a plain, black and white copy that uses both sides of the paper can still get the job done, and with emergent technologies such as electronic documentation the Department should be encouraged to process information without the use of paper printing and reproduction. A mere 10% reduction to this one account would generate $35.7 million in savings in FY12, reaching nearly $180 million in savings through FY16.

Reduce funding for Defense studies, analysis and evaluations

$120 million to the treasury through FY16
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has emphasized the need to fund the core mission of the Department, realigning dollars from non-essential cost areas to areas of direct mission support. One of those areas which does not provide direct support are the multiple requirements associated with studies, analysis and evaluations. Secretary Gates has implemented an initiative to eliminate unnecessary Defense boards and study groups, and this reduction would support the Secretary’s position to reduce unnecessary costs. A 10% reduction to this account would generate a savings of $24 million in FY12, returning up to $120 million to the treasury through FY16.

Restrict payout of annual nationwide adjustment and locality pay for below satisfactory workers

$80 million through FY16
Currently, all federal workers, no matter how they are rated on their performance, annually receive the January nationwide adjustment. Department of Defense (DOD) workers who are rated as “below satisfactory” still receive an increase in salary despite the fact that they are under performing. An incentive is necessary to entice these unsatisfactory personnel to increase their job performance. This proposal would prohibit payment of nationwide adjustments to any defense civilians rated at below satisfactory (estimated to be about 2% of DOD's over 700,000 workforce), generating approximately $21 million in savings while increasing productivity in the workforce. As employees become more satisfactory in future years, the savings would be approximately $80 million through FY16.

Monday, March 28, 2011

James Madison's wisdom - 213 Years Later

An e-mail blasting laws that congress makes for the people then exempts themselves for as been making the rounds, least the rounds of conservative readers. It states something to this effect:

Children of congress members do not have to pay back their college student loans. Staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans as well.

Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform... in all of its forms.

What is interesting is that James Madison, 1751-1836 and 4th President of the United States, warned us about this the Federalist No. 57, 1788:

"The house of representatives can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This had always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cowboy Humor - Obama was not raised in Texas

We all know Obama was NOT raised in Texas. He was raised in,.....hell, was it Hawaii?, was Indonesia?,....maybe Kenya?......well anyway, it was not Texas that's for sure.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Lawful" Theft by the Federal Government

Subject: Government Against the People,....or,...The Federal Government owns the West,......or,....Lawful Theft by the Feds. All these titles will work.

This is a combination of two articles sent to me by readers and my comments. 

The States have been victims of theft, since the early days of becoming territories, by creeping Federalism (with fast spurt periods during the Wilson, Roosevelt, and Obama administrations) that has now reached the point of being the main cause for the biggest transfer of wealth in all recorded history. The government has become so invasive and intrusive in our free enterprise system of resource development, that all resource recovery of oil (on land) has been stopped.

Ostensibly it has been stopped for source acquisition, that is, land accumulation and lock up for future profits. Our government wants to control all aspects of the oil business with the possible exception of wheeled transport of the raw material and wheeled transport of the refined products. Our government is the biggest land owner in our country and the land is and has been acquired using devious methods, illegal procedures, and official lies to disguise the government's intent for the land's use.

Taking for granted bits and pieces of fee owned land for military facilities and other necessary organizations that require land plots, why does the Federal Government own so much of  any state, let along so much of the West and little of the East? 

The above map depicts the massive Federal intrusion into State lands. I only listed two states on the East Coast, North Carolina and New Hampshire, because they have the biggest percentage of Federally owned on th East coast, or even East of the Mississippi River.

There is evidence the land being accumulated by the government contains massive known oil and gas resources and the government covets future profits by controlling the land from lease through refining and ultimate consumer use. This is a scandal and while our government manipulates the oil industry by hiding behind conservationist and fake resource managers, we continue to buy oil from foreign sources, which transfers our wealth to off shore cartels and monopolies.

This has been called the "largest transfer of wealth in history". If you have doubts about who our government is "in bed" with on land acquisitions read: Note also the sleazy considerations for identifying and justifying the lands they choose to accumulate and acquire.

Your government is holding a series of meetings to provide guidance to field workers on how to choose land that can best be acquired to fool the population. Our own elected officials are scheming to transform our government's role in all aspects of the citizens’ lives---our government wants to earn money (a function never given them by the Constitution) and destroy the free enterprise system.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A.N.S.W.E.R. does NOT even know the Question

Never heard of an organization called ANSWER - Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, until a partner of mine sent me an article to look at.

I am re-posting the article and have added my comments. I don't normally give loser groups much coverage,..cause that's what they want,...... some pulpit to yap their drivel from,...but,...I couldn't just let this scumbag off the hook. I wanted to post his idiocy for all to see and I wanted to comment on it in my normally restrained manner.

By Brian Becker (Cowboy's comment: Lets call him Brian Peckerwood - it fits him better.

National Coordinator, ANSWER Coalition

Washington, D.C., March 19.

Rubble at the site of the main government building in Tripoli following an airstrike by foreign forces.

Cowboy's comment: Nice accurate air strike,...wasn't it?

The same global powers that used the force of arms to colonize Africa, suction out its natural resources and enslave millions of its people are now raining bombs and missiles down on the continent's largest oil producer.

Cowboy's comment: Libya = largest oil producer in Africa? At 1.8% total world output? Have to check on that. Thought Nigeria's output was higher. But, I'll give Peckerwood the benefit of the doubt.

A great irony in the vicious and yet cowardly attack on Libya is that the same exploiters and enslavers of Africa explain their most recent act of mass violence as motivated by a tender concern for democracy and freedom for Libyans.

Cowboy's comment: Vicious and Cowardly? Really! Hey Peckerwood - What do you call Qaddafi's tanks running over weaponless Libyan's just desiring a little freedom?

On Libya 's eastern border is Egypt , where the U.S. government financed, armed and cheered on the Mubarak dictatorship until the very last days of the tyrant's hold on power. Even during the people's uprising at Tahrir Square and elsewhere, the spigot of U.S. "foreign aid" kept flowing to Mubarak. After Israel , Egypt 's torturers were the second-largest recipient of this "aid."

Cowboy's comment: If Egyptians are torturers and surely they have tortured prisoners,...what do you call Islamic terrorist who target Israel today? How about your pen pal Ahmadinejad from Iran? I hate you liberals who verbally tear apart US Foreign Policy, and US allies, yet remain silent on other really vicious dictators around the world. Worst yet, you have never risked anything in your life.

The U.S. government is at war again. How could they get away with launching another war when they tell us the country is so broke that vital public services must be slashed and public workers must be fired in massive numbers?

The people of the United States are opposed to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan , and would openly oppose a third U.S. war in a Muslim country. So President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary of Defense Gates are going out of the way to assure the country that all the bleeding will be exclusively from Libyans.

When U.S./NATO forces destroyed Serbia and broke up Yugoslavia in the 1999 aerial war, they dropped 23,000 bombs and missiles on Yugoslavs and not one U.S. soldier died.

Cowboy's comment: No U.S. service members dying? This was a good thing, you idiot!

As they did in the 19th century, the colonialists-who have now morphed into modern-day imperialists-bribed or coerced some indigenous elites to function as their partners and clients. Today, the so-called Arab League provided some early cover to mask the imperialist character of the operation.

As U.S. planes drop terror bombs in the center of Tripoli , CIA-operated drone aircrafts are carrying out missile attacks on villages in Pakistan, and Pentagon forces are bombing the people of Afghanistan . Tens of thousands of U.S. troops still occupy Iraq after a war that took 1 million Iraqi lives.

Cowboy's comment: Another mistake on your part, Peckerwood. This were bombs made of High Explosive, HE in the vernacular I come from. Not made from terror. Put down the comic books.

The dominant force practicing terrorism in the world today is the U.S. government, the Pentagon and the CIA.

Cowboy's comment: Now this comment is so much over the top. Peckerwood, you are now a stupid dickweed. Tell me about Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, Boliva, Mexico, Myamar (Burma), etc. Hey, here's a hint,....when you use stupid comments like that, you sound pitiful.

Washington's goal in Libya is to have the U.S.-backed rebel leadership of Libya 's civil war take power in all of Libya or, as an alternative, to become a new governing power in the oil-rich eastern part of the country.

The cheerleaders for this "democracy movement" went from right-wing Republicans to some liberal Democrats. It is a repeat of the political alignment that led to the first Iraq war in 1991 and the Yugoslav war in 1999. In this case too, they were joined by some in the U.S. anti-war movement, including some self-described "socialists," desiring to show their "democratic" credentials and wanting to accommodate to liberal mainstream public opinion. By their cheerleading for a rebellion whose leaders demanded foreign intervention, and focusing all their fire on the Libyan government, they only contributed to confusion in the weeks leading up to the onslaught against Libya . They are embarrassed about their position now that the imperial carnage is clear for all to see.

The United States needs a real anti-imperialist movement-a movement that can resist the lies and demonization schemes that the corporate media churns out to justify military aggression. That's why the ANSWER Coalition is mobilizing a movement in the streets that extends a hand of solidarity to the people of Libya , Iraq , Afghanistan and Palestine who have both suffered and resisted the terrorism of the greatest war machine in human history. Please join us in the streets in coming days in demonstrations across the country.

Cowboy's comment: If you want to start a letter writing campaign to ANSWER or just let them know how you feel, keep it nice now!, then their contact information is below. Don't use too many big words as their education level; is obviously around the 3rd grade.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

National Office in Washington DC : 202-265-1948

Boston: 857-334-5084 | New York City : 212-694-8720 | Chicago : 773-463-0311

San Francisco: 415-821-6545| Los Angeles: 213-251-1025 | Albuquerque: 505-268-2488

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best Dog in the World - Not For Sale!! say's Owner

Received from a friend of mine in Colorado. He is tired of receiving offers for his dog, so he requested I publish this,.....


Please be advised I am sick to death of receiving questions about my dog who mauled 3 Muslims sitting on a rug next to my back wall, 6 illegal's wearing Obama T-shirts, 4 Democrats wearing Pelosi T-shirts, 2 rappers, 5 phone operators who asked me to press #1 for English, 9 teenagers with their pants hanging down past their cracks, 8 customer service desk people speaking in broken English, 10 flag burners, and a Pakistani taxi driver.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Obama - Failed Leadership

Even the most strident, blind and hearing impaired Liberal cannot refute the fact that President Obama is mising in action,......where the hell is the President?

More than half way through the Fiscal Year without a Budget;...the national debt climbing at a rate of $4.8 billion doolars day, rocketing fuel prices furthering ruining a ruined economy,......a mad hatter in Libya massacring his own people,.....a bunch of Ayatollah loving madmen in Iran developing Nuclear weapons, of our closet allies (Japan) requesting help,.....and our President is missing.

Well not quite missing, he was afterall photgraphed choosing on the golf course and picking his winners in the NCAA Basketball tournament and side with the budget killing unions in Wisconsin.

Okay, to be fair, around noon three days ago Obama comes out and briefs the U.N. no-fly plan for Libya,…..he had more questions than he could answer…..besides it is not the U.S. leading this effort, is the U.N., primarily Britain, France and Italy in the forefront. Everyone is noticing,....the usually reserved British Prime Minister, David Cameron, even could not refrain from voicing his frustrations, criticizing President Obama for his lack of leadership on Libya.

And where is Obama right now? In Brazil loaning money to an oil drilling enterprise that George Soros has interests in. Unbelievable! Obama remains in contept of Federal court for unconstitutional restrictions on Gulf of Mexico oil drilling, while this country wallows in high fuel prices, but has the time (and our money) to fund investments for his leading political campaign funder.

Obama is so in over his head trying to lead not only this country but the free world. What more could go wrong? He is presiding over, and mostly responsible for a terrible economy, 9% unemployment, a reliance on foreign oil, and, a degraded respect for America through the world.

There is a saying,..”Follow, Lead or Get The Hell Out Of The Way!”,...well, we'll just have to take the get the hell our of the way option in 2012.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Drill Here,....Drill Now,.....Pay Less

In May 2008, with gasoline prices well on their way to $4 per gallon, American Solutions launched Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less, a citizen-led petition calling on Congress to “immediately lower gasoline prices” by authorizing the exploration of America’s vast energy resources.

The petition turned quickly turned into a 1.5 million member grassroots movement that re-focused America’s attention on the federal government’s numerous and destructive bans on domestic energy production. In response, Congress decided in September of 2008 to let its quarter-century long ban on offshore drilling expire.

Then Barack Obama entered the White House.

Since taking office, President Obama has worked tirelessly to recreate the same web of restrictions and bans that raised gasoline prices and forced America to become more reliant on OPEC. Adding insult to injury, the President’s policies to thwart domestic oil and gas production have also killed thousands of jobs and hamstrung economic recovery across the country.

Now, as a result of President Obama’s war on American oil and gas, offshore drilling in most of the Outer Continental Shelf is banned, just as it was for twenty-five years up until 2008, and gasoline prices are edging toward $4 per gallon once again.

It’s time to end this senseless return to the policies that Americans have repeatedly and overwhelmingly rejected. Lower gasoline prices and American energy independence are only possible if we actually produce American energy. Banning drilling and threatening to impose new taxes on oil and gas only increase the price of gasoline and diesel at the pump.

We don’t need President Obama’s agenda higher gas prices, higher taxes, and new costly regulations on American energy. We need to drill here and drill now.

Please go to Drill Here, and sign the petition and sign up your friends to receive Drill Here updates. Out country's future depends on our ability to be self sustaining.

Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less

Friday, March 18, 2011

Conservative - Liberal Conversation

Great Cartoon from Battlefield315 depicting two cartoon characters, one conservative the other liberal, and their conversation. If any of you have recently had a conversation with a dense liberal,...well, this will hit home with you. The robotic voices just crack me up.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Union's Political Contributions Exclusively to the Democrats

Although the facts do not lie, that Unions contribute many many times over to the Democrats, in effect buying and owning this politcal party, I do have it from a source that the Union contributions were not from Federal money (read tax payers money) that the Democrats voted to these Unions,...instead it came from bake sales.

No really, union members, does it make you feel that you pay dues and the union bosses use it to buy politicians,....the same politicians who are running this country into the ground?

Thanks Tom for the lead on the contributors.

Leading Union Political Campaign Contributors 1990-2010

American Fed. of State, County, & Municipal Employees
Democrats $40,281,900
Republicans $ $547,700

Intel Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Democrats $ 29,705,600
Republicans $ 679,000

National Education Association
Democrats $ 27,679,300
Republicans $ 2,005,200

Service Employees International Union (yes, the infamous SEIU)
Democrats $ 26,368,470
Republicans $ 98,700

Communication Workers of America
Democrats $ 26,305,500
Republicans $ 125,300

Service Employees International Union
Democrats $ 26,252,000
Republicans $ 1,086,200

Laborers Union
Democrats $ 25,734,000
Republicans $ 2,138,000

American Federation of Teachers
Democrats $ 25,682,800
Republicans $ 200,000

United Auto Workers
Democrats $ 25,082,200
Republicans $ 182,700

Teamsters Union
Democrats $ 24,926,400
Republicans $ 1,822,000

Carpenters and Joiners Union
Democrats $ 24,094,100
Republicans $ 2,658,000

Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union
Democrats $ 23,875,600
Republicans $ 226,300

United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Democrats $ 23,182,000
Republicans $ 334,200

Democrats $ 17,124,300
Republicans $ 713,500

Sheet Metal Workers Union
Democrats $ 16,347,200
Republicans $ 342,800

Plumbers & Pipefitters Union
Democrats $ 14,790,000
Republicans $ 818,500

Operating Engineers Union
Democrats $ 13,840,000
Republicans $ 2,309,500

Airline Pilots Association
Democrats $ 12,806,600
Republicans $ 2,398,300

International Association of Firefighters
Democrats $ 12,421,700
Republicans $ 2,685,400

United Transportation Workers
Democrats $ 11,807,000
Republicans $ 1,459,300

Ironworkers Union
Democrats $ 11,638,900
Republicans $ 936,000

American Postal Workers Union
Democrats $ 11,633,100
Republicans $ 544,300

Nat'l Active & Retired Fed. Employees Association
Democrats $ 8,135,400
Republicans $ 2,294,600

Seafarers International Union
Democrats $ 6,726,800
Republicans $ 1,281,300

Source: Center for Responsive Politics, Washington , D.C.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cowboy Humor - President's Day

I was eating lunch last Sunday with my 10-year-old nephew when his mom asked him "What is tomorrow?"

He said "It's President's Day."

She asked "What does that mean?"

I was waiting for something profound...

He said, "President's Day is when Obama steps out of the White House, and if he sees his shadow we have 2 more years of unemployment."

You know, it hurts when coffee spurts out your nose...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Obama Citizenship Documentation

Obama citizenship documentation - but it ain't from the right country.

Received this from a friend in Kansas. His title for the e-mail was "Finally!",...I agree that finally there are some documents that have surfaced, but there really be a "finally" until there is an investigation. Figure the odds that Holder will investigate his boss at about a billion to one.

Here it is, folks! The document we have been waiting for! Now if only SOMEONE in Congress or the Supreme Court will act on this! Spread this around.....if these documents are as authentic as they certainly seem to be, Obama is NOT qualified to be our President and he sits in the White House illegally! This is what Obama has spent almost $2M (so far) to hide.

A British history buff was asked if he could find out who the colonial registrar was for Mombasa in 1961. After only a few minutes of research, he called back and said "Sir Edward F. Lavender” Note the same name near the bottom of the photo above. Source(s): “ Kenya Dominion Record 4667 Australian library."

And here’s a close-up of the bottom of the document where you can read "Coast Providence of Kenya " and the official signature of the Deputy Registrar.....

The above document is a "Certified Copy of Registration of Birth", but below is a copy of the actual Certificate of Birth...the real-deal legal kind of certificate.

The Mombasa Registrar of Births has testified that Obama's birth certificate from Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa is genuine. This copy was obtained by Lucas Smith through the help of a Kenyan Colonel who recently got it directly from the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya . Here it is.....Note the footprint!!

The local Muslim Imam in Mombasa named Barack with his Muslim middle name Hussein so his official name on this certificate is Barack Hussein Obama II. The grandmother of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. reveals the story of his birth in Mombasa, Kenya, a seaport, after his mother suffered labor pains while swimming at ocean beach in Mombasa......

"On August 4, 1961 Obama's mother, father and grandmother were attending a Muslim festival in Mombasa, Kenya. Mother had been refused entry to airplanes due to her nine month pregnancy. It was a hot August day at the festival so the Obama’s went to the beach to cool off. While swimming in the ocean his mother experienced labor pains so was rushed to the Coast Provincial General Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya where Obama was born a few hours later at 7:21 pm on August 4, 1961(what a sad day for the USA !). Four days later his mother flew to Hawaii and registered his birth in Honolulu as a certificate of live birth which omitted the place and hospital of birth."

Letter from Kitau in Mombasa , Kenya ........

"I happen to be Kenyan. I was born 1 month before Obama at Mombasa medical center. I am a teacher here at the MM Shaw Primary School in Kenya . I compared my birth certificate to the one that has been put out by Taitz and mine is exactly the same. I even have the same registrar and format. The type is identical. I am by nature a skeptical person. I teach science here and challenge most things that cannot be proven. So I went to an official registrar today and pulled up the picture on the web. They magnified it and determined it to be authentic. There is even a plaque with Registrar Lavenders name on it as he was a Brit and was in charge of the Registrar office from 1959 until January of 1964. The reason the date on the certificate says republic of Kenya is that we were a republic when the "copy" of the original was ordered. I stress the word "copy". My copy also has republic of Kenya . So what you say is true about Kenya not being a republic at the time of Obama's birth, however it was a republic when the copy was ordered."

"The birth certificate is genuine. I assure you it will be authenticated by a forensic auditor. We are very proud Obama was born here. We have a shrine for him and there are many people who remember his birth here as he had a white mother. They are being interviewed now by one of your media outlets. Fortunately they even have pictures of his parents with him immediately after his birth at the Mombasa hospital with the hospital in the back ground. It will be a proud day for us when it is proven that he was born here and a Kenyan became the most powerful man in the world. I encourage anyone to come here and visit. I will be happy to take you and show you the pictures at the hospital myself as well as my document and many others that are identical to what Taitz posted. God Bless. Kitau"

So, how much more proof do we need?

This is registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro.

Name: Barry Soetoro
Religion: Islam
Nationality: Indonesian

How did this little INDONESIAN Muslim child - Barry Soetoro, (A.K.A. Barack Obama)
get around the issue of nationality to become President of the United States of America ?


In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College....
The transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia while an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California . The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program.

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document provides the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking
that he is NOT a natural-born citizen of the United States - necessary to be President of these United States. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya, here we see that there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship....

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records.

Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still on-going but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused comment on this matter.

Friday, March 11, 2011

You Cut time again - March 10, 2011

You Cut time again. Go to to vote. I voted to terminate the HAMP Program - what a collossal waste of money.

Terminate the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Approximate $1 billion in savings
Created in 2008, this program provides funding to state and local government to buy and rehabilitate foreclosed homes. Congress has appropriated $7 billion for the program, including $2 billion in the Obama Administration’s stimulus bill. This program encourages government purchase of private homes and some critics have argued that it does not benefit at-risk homeowners facing foreclosure, and may instead create perverse incentives for banks and other lenders to foreclose on troubled borrowers – arguably worsening the housing crisis. This proposal would terminate the last installment of funding which was included in the financial regulation bill in the last Congress, savings taxpayers up to $1 billion.

Terminate the HAMP Program

The Obama Administration’s signature anti-foreclosure effort, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), has failed to help a sufficient number of distressed homeowners to justify the program’s cost. According to the Administration, HAMP was supposed to help 4 million homeowners. Instead, only 521,630 loans have been permanently modified under this program and the re-default rate is high. Far from helping at-risk homeowners, HAMP has actually made many worse off, according to the non-partisan Inspector General’s report. The Inspector General also concluded that the program “"continues to fall dramatically short of any meaningful standard of success."

To date, the Administration has spent approximately $840 million of the $29 billion earmarked for HAMP from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This proposal would prohibit the government from incurring any additional obligations under this program, thus generating significant savings for taxpayers.

Terminate Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners Program
Savings of $87.5 million over ten years
The Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners program provides non-competitive grants to support culturally-based educational activities "to assist Alaska Natives, native Hawaiians, and children and families living in Massachusetts linked by history and tradition to Alaska and Hawaii, and members of any federally recognized Indian tribe in Mississippi." The President has proposed terminating this program in part because it is non-competitive in nature, there is no reliable performance data by which to measure the outcomes of the program, and it has "narrow goals [that] are more appropriately served with State, local, and private funding."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Obamacare - an Example and a Explanation

Sent to me by a friend of mine in Missouri.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to my dermatologist to have some skin lesions removed. As I sat in the examination room, his nurse keyed in my information, name, address, date of birth, medicines I was taking, etc. into a computer with a monitor with about a 16 inch screen. When the doctor came in to check me, he keyed in something and my data came up. I said to him, "You're really going high-tech". He pointed at the monitor and said, "That's by Obama. All doctors must have an electronic filing system in place by 2014". When he finished removing the lesions, the nurse keyed in what he did and the ointment he prescribed. Watch the video below, please. We're in scary times.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another Waste of Tax Dollars - Refurbishing Mosques Overseas

Wait a minute!,....we (the U.S. Government with our tax dollars) are paying for refurbishing of Mosques?!?! You gotta be kidding me!! We cannot buy respect from these mutts! $770 million for this program! Write your congressman and senators about this giant mis-use of tax dollars.

Our biggest enemy are radical Islamic fundamentalists. Their biggest recruitment zones are Mosques. If we paid for Para-military Radical Islamic Extremist Recruitment Centers,..we'd be doing the same thing.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Collectivist Tyranny

Collectivist Tyranny, an article by Mark Alexander, Publisher, The Patriot Post

"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. ... I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." --Thomas Jefferson

It may look more like Socialist protests in Greece or France , but the latest incarnation of collectivist insurrection is under way in Madison , Wisconsin , spreading like a plague into Indiana , Ohio and other Midwest states.

Government union activists are protesting Gov. Scott Walker's effort to confront the Wisconsin 's looming $3.6 billion 2012/13 budget deficit. Walker, a former county executive and state assemblyman, was elected last year on a platform promise that he would roll back 2009 state tax increases and bring government union compensation plans in line with those of the private sector taxpayers who fund them.

The governor plans to impose economic realities on the collectivist bargaining ability of the state's public employee unions by capping their wages with the Consumer Price Index (unless increase by voter referendum), requiring union members to contribute 5.8 percent of their salary to their pension funds and picking up 12.6 percent of their health insurance premium costs. For the record, private sector employee pension contributions average 7.5 percent and almost 20 percent for health plans.

Most vocal among the state's 300,000 public employee union members are protesters from the 98,000-member teacher's union, who are now paid, on average, more than $75,000 in wages and benefits. Wisconsin parents should be protesting against these teachers, too many of whom are clearly motivated more by tenured job security rather than improving student performance.

According to the latest federal education data, pathetically less than 40 percent of 8th grade students in the state's government schools meet basic requirements for math and reading performance, even though the state spends more per student ($10,791) than any other Midwest state. In Milwaukee , where the average teacher compensation package exceeds $100,000, the graduation rate is under 50 percent, and for black children it is below 35 percent.

The Wisconsin mutiny has given voice to some important questions regarding the power of government unions, paramount among them, "Who is in charge?" Certainly union interests have subjugated the will of the people. In regard to teacher demands, perhaps Gov. Walker should put a few more options on the table for protesters, like charter schools for higher-performing kids, school vouchers, merit pay and performance based tenure. Such changes would be enthusiastically received by taxpayers, but imagine the tenor of protests that would accompany the institution of such accountability measures.

Government unions face no competition, so there is no impetus to produce or perform at a higher level, and to call government union negotiations "bargaining" is a gross mischaracterization.

As George Will notes, "[Public-sector] unions are government organized as an interest group to lobby itself to do what it always wants to do anyway -- grow. These unions use dues extracted from members to elect their members' employers. And governments, not disciplined by the need to make a profit, extract government employees' salaries from taxpayers. Government sits on both sides of the table in cozy 'negotiations' with unions."

By "government," of course, Will means "Democrats."

During the 2010 election cycle, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees forked over $87.5 million in union dues for the sole purpose of electing Democrats. Countless millions more went to "advocacy campaigns," thinly veiled promotions for Leftist candidates.

To that end, Barack Hussein Obama, whose most vociferous support comes from unions, weighed in with predictable partisanship: "Some of what I've heard coming out of Wisconsin , where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions."

Gov. Walker responded, "I think we're focused on balancing our budget. It would be wise for the president and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budget, which they're a long ways from doing."

Of course, this government union game hasn't always been rigged. Government unions didn't even exist until 1959, when the state of -- drum roll please -- Wisconsin granted public employees "collective bargaining rights."

Prior to that egregious error, the notion of government unions was understood by elected leaders to be anathema to the best interests of the people, as noted by the Left's 20th-century patron saint, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Even he understood that permitting government employees to establish unions constituted a corruption of public trust.

In a 1937 letter to the head of the National Federation of Federal Employees, FDR wrote, "All government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public-personnel management. The very nature and purposes of government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with government-employee organizations. The employer is the whole people..."

That notwithstanding, since 1960 the Democrat Party has endeavored to support government unions with even more vigor than its support for non-government unions, and consequently, supplanted the best interest of the people with their own self-interests. Today, there are now 24 states that grant "collective bargaining rights" to government employee unions, and the resulting breach of public trust is evident in each of those states, particularly in education.

Between 1961 and 2008, spending per student in the U.S. increased 263 percent (adjusted for inflation). Are students today 263 percent smarter or better educated than they were in 1961?

In 1979, Jimmy Carter established the U.S. Department of Education. President Ronald Reagan's subsequent effort to close that ill-conceived bureaucracy was vigorously opposed by Democrats.

The department's mission was, ostensibly, to promote student achievement in preparation for global competitiveness. Yet since its formation 32 years ago, student achievement compared to other nations has declined. In fact, according to a 2009 OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, which ranks students among 64 developed nations, the U.S. ranked 17th in reading, 23rd in science, and 30th in math.

Unions clearly understand the strategic import of the battle now underway in Wisconsin . "If we lose in Wisconsin , it's going to be a domino effect," proclaimed Teamster John Hennelly. "This is just the opening salvo in a war."

Democrats also know this battle is critical to the perpetuation of political dynasties.

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA), who only weeks ago decried our nation's heated political rhetoric in the wake of the Tucson shootings, had this advice for the Madison protesters, "I'm proud to be here with people who understand that it's more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary."

It is no small irony that protesting Wisconsin teachers are sporting placards likening Gov. Walker to Adolf Hitler. Ironic, I say, because Hitler proclaimed, "We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions."

It is tragically amusing that Wisconsin teachers indoctrinate their students with the errant notion that Nazis were "right-wing fascists," likening them to Tea Party conservatives who oppose Obama and his Leftist cadres.

Of course, any honest telling of history must note that the German party led by Adolf Hitler was the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), which evolved into the Nazi (Nationalsozialisten -- National Socialists) Party. (This would explain why the second volume of Hitler's Mein Kampf is entitled "The National Socialist Movement.")

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Reich Minister of Propaganda, wrote that Nazi ideology incorporated Nationalism and Socialism in order to distinguish "the Internationalism of Marxism with the nationalism of German Socialism." The rest is a very bloody history, and one subject to recurrence.

No matter whether it is Marxist Socialism, Nationalist Socialism or the most recent incarnation of this beast, Democratic Socialism, the terminus of Socialism has been, and will always be, tyranny.

But I digress...

As it stands now, Gov. Walker's admirable effort to disorganize Wisconsin 's government unions cannot move forward so long as 14 of the state's Democrats continue to hide in adjoining states, having run away from their duty thus denying the 19 majority Republicans a quorum for a vote.

In the meantime, the new Republican congressional majority in Washington should take a cue from Republicans in Wisconsin and set their sites on federal employee unions -- who were the beneficiaries of Obama's "economic stimulus" plan -- before Obama's 14 trillion debt bomb goes boom, and the nation goes bust.

They certainly have broad support across the nation -- a true mandate, actually -- where Obama's approval ratings have plummeted in all 57 states ... uh, by his count.

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Another Example of Obama's Justice Department

Another example of Obama's Eric Holder ran Justice Department's arrogant position of making up their own orules and breaking laws as they go.

Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico

ATF agent says "Fast and Furious" program let guns "walk" into hands of Mexican drug cartels with aim of tracking and breaking a big case

By Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, March 3, 2011

WASHINGTON - Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief. He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico ?

"Yes ma'am," Dodson told CBS News. "The agency was."

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson's job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

Investigators call the tactic letting guns "walk." In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States. Sharyl Attkisson's original "Gunrunner" report Center for Public Integrity report Dodson's bosses say that never happened. Now, he's risking his job to go public.

"I'm boots on the ground in Phoenix , telling you we've been doing it every day since I've been here," he said. "Here I am. Tell me I didn't do the things that I did. Tell me you didn't order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn't happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn't happen."

Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico .

ATF named the case "Fast and Furious."

Surveillance video obtained by CBS News shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a Phoenix gun shop. The long boxes shown in the video being loaded in were AK-47-type assault rifles.

So it turns out ATF not only allowed it - they videotaped it.

Documents show the inevitable result: The guns that ATF let go began showing up at crime scenes in Mexico . And as ATF stood by watching thousands of weapons hit the streets... the Fast and Furious group supervisor noted the escalating Mexican violence.

One e-mail noted, "958 killed in March 2010 ... most violent month since 2005." The same e-mail notes: "Our subjects purchased 359 firearms during March alone," including "numerous Barrett .50 caliber rifles."

Dodson feels that ATF was partly to blame for the escalating violence in Mexico and on the border. "I even asked them if they could see the correlation between the two," he said. "The more our guys buy, the more violence we're having down there."

Senior agents including Dodson told CBS News they confronted their supervisors over and over. Their answer, according to Dodson, was, "If you're going to make an omelette, you've got to break some eggs."

There was so much opposition to the gun walking, that an ATF supervisor issued an e-mail noting a "schism" among the agents. "Whether you care or not people of rank and authority at HQ are paying close attention to this case...we are doing what they envisioned.... If you don't think this is fun you're in the wrong line of work... Maybe the Maricopa County jail is hiring detention officers and you can get $30,000 ... to serve lunch to inmates..."

"We just knew it wasn't going to end well. There's just no way it could," Dodson said.

On Dec. 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down. Dodson got the bad news from a colleague.

According to Dodson, "They said, 'Did you hear about the border patrol agent?' And I said, 'Yeah.' And they said 'Well it was one of the Fast and Furious guns.' There's not really much you can say after that." Two assault rifles ATF had let go nearly a year before were found at Terry's murder.

Dodson said, "I felt guilty. I mean it's crushing. I don't know how to explain it."

Sen. Grassley began investigating after his office spoke to Dodson and a dozen other ATF sources -- all telling the same story.

Read Sen. Grassley's letter to the attorney general. The response was "practically zilch," Grassley said. "From the standpoint that documents we want - we have not gotten them. I think it's a case of stonewalling."

Dodson said he hopes that speaking out helps Terry's family. They haven't been told much of anything about his murder - or where the bullet came from.

"First of all, I'd tell them that I'm sorry. Second of all, I'd tell them I've done everything that I can for them to get the truth," Dodson said. "After this, I don't know what else I can do. But I hope they get it."

Dodson said they never did take down a drug cartel. However, he said thousands of Fast and Furious weapons are still out there and will be claiming victims on both sides of the border for years to come.

Late tonight, the ATF said it will convene a panel to look into its national firearms trafficking strategy. But it refused to comment specifically on Sharyl's report.

Statement from Kenneth E. Melson, Acting Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:

"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will ask a multi-disciplinary panel of law enforcement professionals to review the bureau's current firearms trafficking strategies employed by field division managers and special agents. This review will enable ATF to maximize its effectiveness when undertaking complex firearms trafficking investigations and prosecutions. It will support the goals of ATF to stem the illegal flow of firearms to Mexico and combat firearms trafficking in the United States ."

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Obama/Holder Arrogant Practice of Justice,...Their Justice

The Obama Administration needs to pull their head out of their fourth point of contact on their idea of justice and obeying laws.

There were Black Panthers carrying billy clubs and intimidating voters in Philadelphia that Obama, and his Justice Department run by that clown Eric Holder, refused to prosecute. Where is the outrage over that? If it had been white intimidators and a white President, there would have been riots in the streets and Democrat legislators hitting the roof over it.

Then Obama sues Arizona over their immigration law, lawfully passed by their state legislators. Unbelievable!

More recently we have the Obama Administration, and his DOI Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, exceeding their authority and good common sense in putting a oil drilling ban in the Gulf, along the way destroying jobs and the local economy. When the ban is struck down and a Federal Judge holds the Administration in contempt for continuing the moratorium, it is ignored. Who holds the people at the highest level responsible when they flout the law? Ultimately the only way we have to hold them responsible will be the election in 2012.

Speaking on elections, you can see Obama gearing up for 2012 by pandering to his base in declaring that the Administration and the Justice Department would not uphold Federal law once again, this time in the instance of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 Presidential candidate summed it up best when he said “ "The president has made an incredibly, amazing inexplicable political error. He is out of touch with the voters in every state in which this is on the ballot...Had he taken this position in the campaign, he might not have been elected. He supported traditional marriage with a man and woman in 2008. Either not being honest then or he's not being honest now. Or he changed his mind, and he needs to explain when and how that happened, and why." The answer is simple, he’s pandering to the extreme left.

And of course, you can dismiss the Jan 31, 2011 ruling by a federal judge who declared not just part but their entire national health care law is unconstitutional. Judge Roger Vinson declared Congress exceeded its authority by forcing Americans to buy health insurance. 26 states are party to this suit against the Federal government, by way of Democrats in the Senate and House who forced this unconstitutional monstrosity down the throats of the American people.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sean Hannity vs. Muslim Cleric Anjem Choudary

Sean Hannity's telling interview of Iman Choudary on Feb 2nd, 2011. This should scare the western world. These radical islamists have one goal and that is Islamification and the introduction of Sharia across the world. Make no mistake about it. All means to accomplish this are on the table. With many in this country thinking or refering to the Muslim Brotherhood as a politcal group or freedom movement, thanks to the mainstream media, is at best stupid and at worst treasonous. Remember, the Muslim Brotherhood participated in the murder of Anwar Sadat in 1981.

Also remember, this Choudary mutt, proclaims that an Islamic flag will fly over the White House in our lifetime.

What kills me is that we can even talk about Sharia in this country as viable yet we have leftist idiots screaming if someone erects a cross about anywhere.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Reader (Entitlest) Response on Obamacare Repeal Effort

We received an Anonymous (go figure) comment on the previous Cowboys and Tea Parties post "Mike Huckabee for":

I was paying over $1200 per month for health insurance. Now, for the first time I can get it for about $500 per month with pre-existing conditions...and you want me to sign a petition against it. You do you people work for? Because it is not the people of the USA.

Cowboys response:

Sorry that you were paying $1,200 a month for health care,…that sucks. Was it because the Democrats and Unions would not let you cross state lines to get better (and cheaper) coverage? Or was the high cost due to the high density of tort claims against medical doctors that drove the price of medical care sky high? Oh,…who is paying the difference in your health care costs? The tax payers are,..that's who.

I know a dozen or so people whose health care costs have gone up,...gone up to generate funds to pay for health care for people like you. In fact, military retirees, who have not received a cost of living increase in years, are now receiving about $30 less a month. Not a lot money? It is when you retirement check is only $1000 a month. You see, with the government broke, the Obama administration has to get money from where it can, to fund their entitlement and union support programs.

Bottom line, the different between me and you is that little phrase “personal responsibility”. I do not expect someone else to pay my way. I am perfectly capable of providing, to the extent I can, for my family. I am not owed anything by the people. You evidently think you are owed.

What is your pre-existing condition? Adult On-set diabetes brought on by years of eating Big Macs and Frito chips and drinking sugar laden sodas? And now you expect the tax payers to pay for your lack of personal responsibility? Shame on you! You represent the “entitlement mentality” that is driving this country into the ground. In the immortal words of Mark Levin,…”Get off the air you big dope!”