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Friday, April 29, 2011

Recently Released Obama Birth Certificate a Forgery

First of all for years Obama has been saying that a long form of a birth certificate does not exist. Then all of a sudden a typically standard long form becomes available.

Then the Obama camp recently releases the "real" Obama Birth Certificate,........ in the wake of Donald Trump's pressure on the previous non-release or any proof of birth into American Citizenship. And now this released document has been found to be a forgery. Not by me,..not by one or even a dozen investigators,..... but by hundreds of common people using commercial available software.

The Obama birth certificate is not a scanned document, is not a picture or a microfiche copy of a certificate, is in fact a created document.

The basis for the discovery is Adobe Illustrator software that allows the various layers, changes or additions to a created document to become apparent. It is much easier to view the Info Wars video with a staff photo shop illustrator taking the released document apart to show the changes and manipulations.

We know "what", is the forged birth certificate. What is lost in the sheer surprise of discovering a forgery is the "why".

Why would Obama's team create a forgery that can easily be detected? It is arrogance? Is it a hastily put together effort to take the debate of the lack of citizenship because Trump was getting too close as well as being too successful at keeping this issue on the front pages? Or is it the desire to keep this issue in the forefront of the political debate and therefore take the discussion off the real topics such as this Nation's immensely burdening debt and financial crisis?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Maine Governor LaPage Tells It Straight

The new Maine Governor, Paul LePage is making New Jersey 's Chris Christie look like an enabler. He isn't afraid to say what he thinks. And, judging by the comments heard at the cigar shop & other non-political gathering places, every time he opens his mouth his popularity goes up.

He brought down the house at his inauguration when he shook his fist toward the media box & said, "You're on notice! I've inherited a financially-troubled state to run. Observe, cover, but don't whine if I don't waste time responding to your every whim for your amusement."

During his campaign for governor he was talking to commercial fishermen who are struggling because of federal fisheries rules. They complained that President Obama brought his family to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park for a long Labor Day holiday & found time to meet w/union leaders, but wouldn't talk to them. LePage replied, "I'd tell him to go to hell & get out of my state." Media crucified LePage, but he jumped 6 points in the pre-election poll.

The Martin Luther King incident was a political sandbag which brought him national exposure. The 'lame stream' media crucified him, but word on the street is very positive.

The NAACP specifically asked him to spend MLK Day visiting black inmates at the Maine State Prison. He told them that he would meet w/ALL inmates regardless of race if he were to visit the prison. The NAACP balked & then put out a news release claiming falsely that he refused to participate in any MLK events He read it in the paper for the 1st time the next morning while be driven to an event & went ballistic because none of the reporters had called him for comment before running the NAACP release.

He arrived at that event & said on TV camera, "If they want to play the race card on me they can kiss my butt" & he reminded them that he has an adopted black son from Jamaica & that he attended the local MLK Breakfast every year that he was mayor of Waterville. (He started his morning there on MLK Day.)

He then stated that there's a right way & a wrong way to meet w/the governor & he put all special interests on notice that press releases, media leaks & all demonstrations would prove to be the wrong way. He said any other group which acted like the NAACP could expect to be at the bottom of the governor's priority list!

He then did the following, & judging from local radio talk show callers, his popularity increased even more: The state employees union complained because he waited until 3 p.m. before closing state offices & facilities & sending non-emergency personnel home during the last blizzard. The prior governor would often close offices for the day w/just a forecast before the 1st flakes. (Each time the state closes for snow, it costs the taxpayers about $1 million in wages for no work in return.)

LePage was CEO of the Marden's chain of discount family bargain retail stores before election as governor. He noted that state employees getting off work early could still find lots of retail stores open to shop. So, he put the state employees on notice by announcing: "If Marden's is open, Maine is open!"

He told state employees: "We live in Maine in the winter, for heaven's sake, & should know how to drive in it. Otherwise, apply for a state job in Florida !"

Governor LePage symbolizes what America needs; Refreshing politicians who aren't self-serving & who exhibit common sense!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


A Republican, in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. The Republican looked across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus sitting over there?"

The waitress nodded "yes," so the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him.

The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back. He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea. He also glanced across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus, over there?"

The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of hot tea, "My treat."

The third patron to come into the restaurant was a Democrat on crutches. He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, "Hey there honey! How's about getting me a cold mug of Miller Light?" He too looked across the restaurant and asked, "Isn't that Jesus over there?

The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Jesus a cold beer. "On my bill," he said loudly.

As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Republican felt the strength come back into his legs, got up, and danced a jig out the door.

Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Libertarian felt his back straightening up and he raised his hands, praised the Lord, and did a series of back flips out the door.

Then, Jesus walked towards the Democrat, just smiling.

The Democrat jumped up and yelled, "Don't touch me ... I'm collecting disability."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Donald Trump - The Presidential Candidate

Trump - the Presidential Candidate. Unless your head has been in the sand, you know that Donald Trump is probably going to run for President as a Republican, not withstanding his less than substantial conservative credentials. This is an article from Rush Limbaugh's brother David Limbaugh. While not very high on Trump the candidate, Limbaugh makes the cause that Trump's strategy of challenging the President's record and demonstrated capabilities,..okay, incapabilities, a wining strategy.

Trump a Blueprint for 2012

Friday, 08 Apr 2011 11:37 AM

By David Limbaugh, April 8, 2011

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His new book, "Crimes Against Liberty," was No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction for its first two weeks. To find out more about David Limbaugh, please visit his website at

My brother, Rush, said on his program Thursday that Donald Trump, in taking the fight directly to President Barack Obama, has provided a winning blueprint for defeating him in 2012.

Rush was referring to the way in which Trump — think what you will about him and his politics — has boldly challenged President Obama on a number of issues, including the notorious birth certificate fracas, obviously unconcerned about fallout from the liberal media.

The issue here is not Obama's birth certificate; it is Trump's aggressive, offensive posture in challenging Obama across the board. He rightly recognizes that America's financial condition is in shambles and contends that Obama's incoherent approach to foreign policy is making the U.S. a laughingstock in the international community.

Trump is not my candidate for a number of reasons, including that I don't believe he's been reliably conservative over the years, but I have no doubt that Republicans can learn great lessons from his direct, fearless approach.

The first application of the Trump blueprint should be the congressional Republicans' approach to the budget war, in both the short-term battles over the umpteenth continuing resolution and the battle over Rep. Paul Ryan's long-term budget proposal.

Too many Republicans have paralyzed themselves with fear about the potential negative fallout from a government shutdown over this year's budget. They believe Bill Clinton successfully pinned the blame on Newt Gingrich over the shutdowns of 1995 and 1996 and greatly damaged GOP electoral prospects as a result. They believe the liberal media will be able to crucify Republicans.

Let me tell you, in a nutshell, why I believe Republicans must not succumb to their fear and compromise on the $61 billion and why my conservative colleagues should not be squeamish about this path.

* It's not clear that Republicans lost the PR war over the budget battles of the '90s — a point Michael Barone made in a recent column.
* Besides, today is radically different from 1995-96, especially in terms of the catastrophic financial crisis that hangs over this country as the flames of hellfire hung over readers of Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Even the co-chairmen of the bipartisan budget commission acknowledge this.
* Voters understand that we are in a crisis, and they cast their votes accordingly — resoundingly — in the November congressional elections.
* A government shutdown wouldn't be pleasant, but it would not be the end of the world. Essential services would remain in operation. On the other hand, our failing to get the financial crisis solved would be the end of the prosperous and free America we love.
* If a shutdown occurs, it will not be the Republicans' fault, and we don't have to accept a narrative to the contrary. For the first time since 1974, Democrats, despite their control of Congress, did not pass a budget last year, and it is their failure that has led to all the wrangling over these continuing resolutions. Moreover, the Democrats have not acted in good faith toward our national debt crisis, particularly respecting the trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities with our entitlements programs.
* The liberal media have lost both credibility and clout since the '90s, while the alternative media have gained in both. Also, an information explosion has occurred, making facts instantly available — universally. Facts are on the Republicans' side.
* Obama and the Democrats have lost immeasurable popularity and credibility in the past few years, especially concerning the nation's financial health and the economy.
* Obama has been exposed for presenting recklessly erroneous information on his 10-year budget proposal (understated by $2.3 trillion) and Obamacare (understated by hundreds of billions of dollars). He has been AWOL on these budget negotiations and presented no plan for entitlement reform.
* Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was caught saying that the Democrats' strategy was not to compromise with Republicans, but to torpedo them. Reports also surfaced that other Democratic leaders are strategizing for a shutdown because they have no authentic plan and have no ammunition against Republicans apart from demonizing them.
* Polls have shown that most people would prefer a government shutdown to Congress' failing to resolve the budget crisis. Separate polls have shown that even independents would favor a shutdown.
* What moderate conservatives fail to understand is that there is little downside to Republicans sticking to their guns but an enormous downside to their caving. The media will vilify Republicans as uncompassionate, whether or not there's a shutdown; just wait for the debate over Ryan's budget. But if Republicans breach their promise to make these cuts, there will be hell to pay with the base.

You don't defeat the Democrats by picking your battles; you fight them at every turn — thereby gaining political capital, not using it up.
Nothing would energize the base — and ultimately the majority of the electorate — more than Republicans standing their ground and fighting Obama aggressively. They've tried the milquetoast approach before and been punished for it — most recently in 2006. So, Republicans, man up and follow the blueprint.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Liberals Hate the Rich

Hard to develop a tag line for this post. Plus it seems odd that there are alot of rich liberals who in turn have little respect for self accumulated wealth,....must be self-loathing.

Cowboys & Tea Parties received this comment,...of course it was from Anonymous, who said..."Are you for real? The rich just get richer while the poor pay the price. Why shouldn't the rich pay more? They have made their money on the backs of people and have many ways to cheat the government out of their taxes. All THE President wants is a fair share of what the rich owe this country and the rest of us".

Well, Anonymous, are not very bright and you obviously think this Country and those better off than you owe you something. Here is the news bulletin,....nobody owes you a damn thing. Alot of good Americans have no problem paying more than their fair share,...service members who gave their lives or limbs are a typical example of the Great people. You on the other hand will probably waste much of your time trying to get something for free.

Anyway, this cartoon is for you.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Government Gone Wild - Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

This video from Government Gone Wild really puts the National Debt in perspective. This is a must watch video. Please send your friends to this video or send the video to your friends.

Also suggest you go to Government Gone Wild and sign up for their e-mail updates.

Friday, April 22, 2011

How Much is Enough?

You have worked for an entire year, and now the government bill is due. You will probably pay a quarter of your income to the Federal government – maybe even a third of it or more. The question is what do the Democrats have to show for it? From spending not only your money and my money, but for borrowing tons of money and placing this great Country in jeopardy?

They’ve already wasted $787 billion on failed “stimulus” spending – and a recent government report reveals that, despite their claims, ObamaCare will increase our federal deficits by a whopping $260 billion through 2019.

Unbelievably, the Democrats’ new plan makes things go from bad to worse: it will push us over $20 trillion dollars in debt. Their plan includes wasting over $5.5 trillion dollars this next decade on debt interest payments alone, much of that money going to foreign governments.

The worst part is that they want to hike your taxes to feed their reckless spending spree. Make no mistake – they’re not interested in cutting spending; they’re going to raise your taxes. Democrats will raise taxes on you, and on hundreds of thousands of small businesses, the lifeblood of job creation in this country.

What kills me is that the Democrats and Socialists (am I being redundant here?) want the richest among us to pay for everyone else. Union and student protests around the country are spewing the Democrat talking pints,...."Make the Rich Pay Their Fair Share" say's their banners. SO what is their fair share? 39%? 50% 78% just what is it if there is such a thing? Even if the U.S. Government confiscated 100% of the income of the top 5% of earners, that total would not make a dent in the Federal deficit and then only be used to find programs to reward the Democrat voters.

Oh, by the way, the word "earner",....they earned that money and you liberals with your hands out are not entitled to it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tax Payer Money to Hamas and the Palestinians

I’m not one to call President Obama a closet Muslim. Many people believe he is actually a Muslim, since there are “waivers” under the Islamic faith where you can “hide” your religion for the greater good of Islam. However, there is no denying his lack of support to Israel and his incredible support to terrorist groups, most notably Hamas.

Very few people either on Capitol Hill or in the media, took note of an Presidential Determination (No. 2009-15 to be exact) that provides over 20 million in "migration assistance" to Palestinians (read Hamas). These are the exact same mutts who stood up and cheered during the 9-11 and Pentagon attacks. These are the same scum bags who target Israeli schools and buses. And we’re giving them money! I like Donald Trump’s proposal that we eliminate aid to all countries that do not support us 100%. If you vote against us in the U.N., then no more handouts for you.

Make no mistake about it, this money is intended to support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and would allow thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense.

Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009

Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the “Act''), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

(Presidential Sig.)
Washington , January 27, 2009
[FR Doc. E9-2488
Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 4710-10-P

See for yourself. If you search using the following key words: “Hamas, Terrorism, Obama, and, Presidential Documents” you can find this Presidential Determination or you can cut to the chase and go directly to the Federal Register:

Monday, April 18, 2011

U.S. is a Bad Debt Risk

From the Daily Ticker on this articles shows thew consequences of the an out of control National Debt. Although both parties at least are saying they recognize the problem the debt is causing and can cause, there are two different trains of thought on how to come out of the debt. The Liberals want to tax the wealthy and the conservatives want to cut spending and build the economy.

Already frightened by fears about Europe's debt crisis and China's latest tightening, financial markets got really spooked Monday morning when Standard & Poor's cut its outlook on America's AAA debt rating to negative from stable.

The idea America could lose its AAA rating is not new but S&P's action makes it more likely as a real-world event; specifically, the outlook revision means a 33% chance of a rating change within 2 years, according to S&P.

An actual debt downgrade would raise the cost of interest payments for the U.S. government, as well as raise borrowing costs for U.S. consumers and corporations. Higher rates would have a crushing effect on the debt-laden U.S. economy, which helps explain the market's reaction: Treasury prices fell, sending yields higher, while money flowed out of stocks and other "risk" assets.

In recent trading, the Dow was down more than 200 points to 12,134 while the S&P was trading below the key 1300 level. With the notable exception of precious metals, commodity prices were also tumbling, with notable decline in oil and copper. In addition to silver and gold, the volatility was the big winner with the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) up 18%.

"We believe there is a material risk that U.S. policymakers might not reach an agreement on how to address medium- and long-term budgetary challenges by 2013; if an agreement is not reached and meaningful implementation is not begun by then, this would in our view render the U.S. fiscal profile meaningfully weaker than that of peer 'AAA' sovereigns," S&P said in a statement announcing the change.

"They have to be careful: you can't yell fire in a crowded theater," Dow says of S&P. "But it's a good time to do it with the debt ceiling coming up. There's reason for concern — if people don't get on the ball quickly we're going to have problems not too far out."

And if this kind of market action persists, the problems will be here sooner vs. later.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Idiot of the Week - Hannity Talk Show Caller

I was driving across town on Friday, listening to talk radio and thinking about the recent news article about what President Obama said when he thought he was off the air, know,..the bit where he spews vitriol and drips with contempt because Paul Ryan and the Conservatives in Congress have the support of the American people to cut spending,...and cut spending drastically.

But not everyone is a pro-Constitution, pro-small government, anti-debt person,....there are many still out there that can't see the danger,..even when it is in front of their liberal faces. Some people are just plain idiots. This week's Idiot of the Week is a lady who called into the Sean Hannity radio show. No matter what you say or think about Sean Hannity, he does give liberals their talking time on his program.

Sean was talking about how Obama has run up the debt with his massive spending and entitlement programs; about how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't excuses for the debt as he explained the lack of debt rising during three of these critical years in the war (under Bush of course); .....Sean also argued that Obama's continuous blaming of Bush is actually hurting his chances of re-election as the debt accumulated more than Obama that from Presidents Washington through Reagan combined.

Well this one women calls in telling Sean that American views do not necessarily pertain to people who have came from a slave background. She went on to explain that people who grew up in a slave background, having ancestors who were slaves, cannot get on the "American" band wagon train of thought that Sean Hannity professes daily on radio and television.

She said "you all" (meaning conservatives) will not ever understand President Obama since he is speaking from that background and he still needs to right many wrongs left over from the Civil War. She finished her rant with the fact (her fact) that she was glad we have morals back in the white house.

It was one of those you've got to be kidding me moments! Someone who is so stupide they should not be allowed a voter card,....but when has lack of a voter card or even citizenship kept Liberals from voting? First of all, since Obama fails to produce a birth certificate, nobody can be certain where he was born. He is on tape and his Grandma is on record for stating he was born in Kenya. But no matter where it was, how can Obama have a slave background with a Kenyan father and Indonesian step-father?

And why does this women dis-associate herself from Americans? Have the Liberals succeeded in their quest to blame America for everything to such an extent where people are embarrassed to call themselves Americans?

And Morals in the White House, huh? With radical mentors and friends such as Reverend Wright, the Terrorist Ayers,........criminal buddies like Tony Rezco,......boy, you can sure back up that claim!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dr. Charles Krauthammer - Obama's Budget Speech a Disgrace

One of my favorite political commentators is Charles Krauthammer, who tells it like it is in a soft spoken, no frills manner.

Dr. Charles Krauthammer says about President Obama's budget proposal speech,..."I rarely heard a speech by a president so shallow, so hyper-partisan and so intellectually dishonest, outside the last couple of weeks of a presidential election where you are allowed to call your opponent anything short of a traitor. But we're a year and a half away from Election Day and it was supposed to be a speech about policy,......nothing but an attack on Paul Ryan's plan".

Well Dr. Krauthammer,..what you heard was also Obama's opening speech for his run for 2012.

And shame on you Mr. President for lying about the Republicans and what Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget will do. When are you and your minions going to step up and argue your point of view on the merits rather than using lies against the Republicans?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Royal Wedding,....Royal Snub

There is a lot of hulaboo over the guest list to the Royal wedding. Some people are receiving invitations for only the addressee and not the spouse. There is one couple intentionally left off,...... and they are the Obamas.

Reading the editorial from the London Telegraph by Alex Singleton, the American people can now more readily understand why the Obama's were omitted from the guest list to the Royal wedding in April! This is a sobering article and shows how our historical alies, and perhaps the World sees the Obamas.....

From The London Daily Telegraph Editor On Foreign Relations

"Let me be clear: I'm not normally in favor of boycotts, and I love the American people. I holiday in their country regularly, and hate the tedious snobby sneers against the United States. But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obama's reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue."

One of the most poorly kept secrets in Washington is President Obama's animosity toward Great Britain, presumably because of what he regards as its sins while ruling Kenya (1895-1963).

One of Barack Hussein Obama's first acts as president was to return to Britain a bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office since 9/11. He followed this up by denying Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on his first state visit, the usual joint press conference with flags.

The president was "too tired" to grant the leader of America 's closest ally a proper welcome, his aides told British journalists.

Mr. Obama followed this up with cheesy gifts for Mr. Brown and the Queen. Columnist Ian Martin described his behavior as "rudeness personified." There was more rudeness in store for Mr. Brown at the opening session of the United Nations in September. "The prime minister was forced to dash through the kitchens of the UN in New York to secure five minutes of face time with President Obama after five requests for a sit down meeting were rejected by the White House", said London Telegraph columnist David Hughes. Mr. Obama's "churlishness is unforgivable", Mr. Hughes said.

The administration went beyond snubs and slights last week when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed the demand of Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, a Hugo Chavez ally, for mediation of Argentina 's specious claim to the Falkland Islands, a British dependency since 1833. The people who live in the Falklands, who speak English, want nothing to do with Argentina. When, in 1982, an earlier Argentine dictatorship tried to seize the Falklands by force, the British -- with strong support from President Ronald Reagan -- expelled them.

"It is truly shocking that Barack Obama has decided to disregard our shared history," wrote Telegraph columnist Toby Young. "Does Britain 's friendship really mean so little to him?" One could ask, does the friendship of anyone in the entire world mean anything to him?

"I recently asked several senior administration officials, separately, to name a foreign leader with whom Barack Obama has forged a strong personal relationship during his first year in office," wrote Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, on Monday. "A lot of hemming and hawing ensued." One official named French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but his contempt for Mr. Obama is an open secret. Another named German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But, said Mr. Diehl, "Merkel too has been conspicuously cool toward Obama."

Mr. Obama certainly doesn't care about the Poles and Czechs, whom he has betrayed on missile defense. Honduras and Israel also can attest that he's been an unreliable ally and an unfaithful friend. Ironically, our relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have never been worse. Russia has offered nothing in exchange for Mr. Obama's abandonment of missile defense. Russia and China won't support serious sanctions on Iran. Syria's support for terrorism has not diminished despite efforts to normalize diplomatic relations. The reclusive military dictatorship that runs Burma has responded to our efforts at "engagement" by deepening its ties to North Korea.

And the Chinese make little effort to disguise their contempt for him.

For the first time in a long time, the President of the United States is actually distrusted by its allies and not in the least feared by its adversaries. Nor is Mr. Obama now respected by the majority of Americans. Understandably focused on the dismal economy and Mr. Obama's relentless efforts to nationalize and socialize health care, Americans apparently have yet to notice his dismal performance and lack of respect in the world community. They soon will.

-- London Daily Telegraph editor - Alex Singleton

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oil Dependancy - Oil Underneath out Feet

Oil importation is at an all time high, despite the creation of the Department of Energy (DOE) decades ago and continued empty meaning promise by politican after politican, and administration after administration on becoming energy independent. We are more dependent now than we ever have been on foreign oil.

With the decline of the U.S. dollar and the threat for the U.S. dollar to lose it's status as the world's reserve curency, fuel will skyrocket. It has already increased one daoller per gallon in the last 11 months.

Make no mistake about it,....this is a national security issue! We have got to exploit our natural resource or literally face becoming a third world country and laspe into hyper-inflation. Having a national level focus on exploiting our known reserves across the board in coal, natural gas and oil and even shale oil, plus natural energy surge in wind and solar would provide a much needed economic boost for this country and could, in fact, bring us out of this recession (heading into a depression) and eliminate the national security threat of energy dependancy.

Nowhere is the domestic energy production issue highlighted than on the Artic National Wildlife Refugee (ANWR), pronounced "AN-WAR".

Restrictions on drilling in this area known to contain millions of oil is just plain wrong. Especially when Americans are paying $4 a gallon at the pumps and food and other commodities, brought across country and distributed to retail centers, have risen an average of 40% in the past 6 months.

The major excuse that the environmental nazis use against drilling in ANWR is that drilling in and a pipleine from ANWR would disrupt wild life.

First of all, a new pipeline across Alaska isn't required since the location for drilling in ANWR is about 160 miles From the North Slope Prudhoe Bay pipeline where it would be connected. Second the wildlife loves the pipeline since it is heated and provides a shelter during the worst times during the winter.

If we take the Prudhoe Bay example anyone can see that drilling and infrastucture does not destroy the existing wildlife or environment.  The photos below show the summer and winter time around Prudhoe Bay.  Does it look like the Caribou are put out?


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Budget Battles

A very last-minute budget deal after much hard bargaining last night seems to have avoided an very embarrassing Federal Government shutdown. It remains to be seen the exact numbers of billions, something around $38 billion, that has been cut in spending, but at least the American people can go on about their business with, at least, the possibility that a divided Congress can actually get some work done. We all know that the $38 billion is peanuts compared to the totality of the national debt, ran up into the stratosphere under the current administration and a previously Democratic controlled Congress.

Obama signed a "bridge bill" today (Saturday) that will provide funding through the week to give time for the budget agreement to be finalized.

To me the real question, albeit not important now, is: Who would have been blamed for a Federal Governmental shutdown? The Democrats? The Republicans? The Tea Party? Obama?

Obama could be blamed for an incredible lack of leadership, but not the budget as Congress develops budgets not the executive office.

Recent recordings from conversations between Democrat lawmakers let the Country know about the Dems plan to try and blame the Tea Party. Yes, yes,...that boogeyman ,...the Tea Party.

Well, the facts only support one thing,....that the Democrats would have been to blame. The same Democrats, under the leadership (if you call it that) of that jackass Harry Reid, who failed to develop and present a budget even when they controlled BOTH sides of Congress,..... and in the wake of the Republican controlled House presenting budgets, intended to begin to bring this country back to fiscal responsibility, the Democrats still could not get anything together. Shame on you, Democrats!

But the main battle is still to come, raise the national debt ceiling, or not, and the presentation of a FY2012 budget.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Good 'ol Benjamin Franklin

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." Benjamin Franklin, 1759

Benjamin Franklin, one of this country's Founding Fathers and primary architects of the U.S. Constitution. The wisdom from our Founding Fathers continues to amaze me. Compare the words from these early leaders and politicians (though I doubt they would like that term) with current politicians such Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and many others.

Quotes supporting the 2nd Amendment are prolific and profound all throughout American history providing a backdrop as to the intent, not to mentioned the actual 2nd Amendment, of our Founding Fathers.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

You Cut - April 7th, 2011

Last week's winning YouCut item, championed by Rep. Allen West, reduces the printing budget for the Department of Defense by ten percent. As promised, this week House Republicans brought this proposal to the House floor for a vote, where it passed overwhelmingly.

Look at this weeks You Cut proposals and go to the following site to vote:

Repeal the $17 Billion "Prevention and Public Health Fund" Created in the 2010 Health Care Law
Saves $17 Billion
Under the health care law signed by President Obama, the Secretary of Health and Human Services is granted the authority to spend funds in a new “Prevention and Public Health Fund ” on any "public health" program or activity such as media campaigns to encourage you to exercise more, publishing cookbooks that tell you what to eat, and grant programs that could be used to promote new taxes on soft drinks and other beverages without any further Congressional approval. This is money that is not specifically dedicated to research to actually prevent, treat, or cure diseases and disorders. Under the law, the fund is automatically replenished with taxpayer funds every year in perpetuity. Eliminating this fund would save approximately $17 billion over the next ten years alone.

Repeal the Mandatory Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction
Saves $200 million
The new health care law signed by President Obama provides $50 million a year through 2014 for construction, land acquisition and other capital costs for school-based health centers. The law did not, however, provide funding to support a center’s operating costs---allowing for the possibility that a center could be built that will never actually provide care to anyone! This funding is also duplicative of funding provided for health care centers in the stimulus law.

Repeal the Mandatory Funding for Graduate Medical Education
Saves $230 million
A provision in the health care law signed by President Obama provides an automatic $230 million for teaching health centers residency programs. While perhaps a laudable goal, mandatory taxpayer funding for these hospitals will actually disadvantage childrens’ hospitals graduate medical education programs that are subject to funding through the annual Congressional appropriations process each year. Eliminating this mandatory funding will ensure that taxpayer fund are not wasted, but go to the highest priority programs.

Why I am depressed....

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land."

Nearly 75 years ago,(when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land."

Today, “The Government” has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, lack of border security, criminal aliens being released on our streets, wounded warriors not getting jobs worthy of their sacrifices, rising gas prices, etc . . . I called a Suicide Hotline. I had to press 1 for English. I was connected to a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal.

They got excited and actually asked if I could drive a truck!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

GOP 2012 Proposed Budget

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is THE MAN! Headlines: GOP 2012 budget to make $4 trillion-plus in cuts.

OK, OK,...we know it's not enough in cuts, but nobody else is stepping forward, particularly that idiot Harry Reid (D-NV).

Article by Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press 2 April 2011

WASHINGTON – A Republican plan for the 2012 budget would cut more than $4 trillion over the next decade, more than even the president's debt commission proposed, with spending caps as well as changes in the Medicare and Medicaid health programs, its principal author said Sunday.

The spending blueprint from Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is to be released Tuesday. It deals with the budget year that begins Oct. 1, not the current one that is the subject of negotiations aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown on Friday.

In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Ryan said budget writers are working out the 2012 numbers with the Congressional Budget Office, but he said the overall spending reductions would come to "a lot more" than $4 trillion. The debt commission appointed by President Barack Obama recommended a plan that it said would achieve nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction.

Ryan said Obama's call for freezing nondefense discretionary spending actually locks in spending at high levels. Under the forthcoming GOP plan, Ryan said spending would return to 2008 levels and thus cut an additional $400 billion over 10 years.

Speaking broadly about the proposal, Ryan said it would include:

A "premium support system" for Medicare. In the future, older people would choose plans in the marketplace and the government would subsidize those plans. Ryan said that would differ from the voucher system he has proposed in the past. Those 55 and older would remain under the present Medicare system.

Ryan acknowledged that the "premium support system" would shift more costs to Medicare recipients, especially what he called "wealthy seniors." He did not define at what level someone would be considered wealthy.

Block grants to states for Medicaid, the health program for the poor. Ryan disputed reports that the plan would seek savings of $1 trillion over 10 years from Medicaid, but would say only that the details would be in the plan.

"Medicare and Medicaid spending will go up every single year under our budget. They don't just go up as much as they're going right now," he said. Ryan said governors have told members of Congress they want "the freedom to customize our Medicaid programs. ... We want to get governors freedom to do that."

A statutory cap on actual discretionary spending as a percentage of the economy. While Ryan did not specify the amount during the interview, he said it would be at a lower level than proposed by Obama and would return the government to its "historic size."

Pro-growth tax changes, including lower tax rates and broadening the tax base. Ryan said overhauling taxes would boost the economy. The plan will not propose tax increases.

Ryan was a member of the bipartisan debt commission but voted against its final recommendations, saying they failed to reduce spending on health care. The commission also endorsed tax increases along with painful spending cuts as necessary to dealing with the debt problem.

"We're not going to go down the path of raising taxes on people and raising taxes on the economy. We want to go after the source of the problem, and that is spending," Ryan said Sunday.

Ryan didn't mention how the budget plan would address Social Security.

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia was skeptical that Ryan's proposal could achieve its targets without damaging social programs. He also questioned whether reductions in defense spending and seeking more revenue through tax reform would be part of the plan.

"I don't know how you get there without taking basically a meat ax to those programs who protect the most vulnerable in the country," Warner said on CNN's "State of the Union ."

"I'll give anybody the benefit of a doubt until I get a chance to look at the details," he said, "but I think the only way you're going to really get there is if you put all of these things, including defense spending, including tax reform, as part of the overall package."

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., part of a six-member group of Republicans and Democrats forging their own budget proposal, said that the lawmakers would be looking for "real balance" in Ryan's plan and wanting all options considered.

"I think we'll come at it differently," Durbin said on "Meet the Press" on NBC. "The idea of sparing the Pentagon from any savings, not imposing any new sacrifice on the wealthiest Americans, I think goes way too far. We have got to make certain that it's a balanced approach and one that can be sustained over the next 10 years."

Ryan criticized Obama, telling Fox that the president was "punting on the budget and not doing a thing to prevent a debt crisis, which every single economist tells us is coming sooner rather than later in this country."

"You have to address the drivers of our debt," he said. "We need to engage with the American people on a fact-based budget, on stopping politicians from making empty promises to people and talk to the country about what is necessary to fix these problems."

Monday, April 4, 2011

Congressional Freshman Speak Up

In southeast Florida last week, first-term GOP Rep. Allen West, a tea party favorite, called for changes that some might consider radical: abolish the Internal Revenue Service and federal income tax; retain tax cuts for billionaires so they won't shut down their charities; stop extending unemployment benefits that "reward bad behavior" by discouraging people from seeking new jobs.

As for entitlements, West told a friendly town hall gathering in Coral Springs, if Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid "are left on autopilot, if we don't institute some type of reform, they'll subsume our entire GDP" by 2040 or 2050. GDP, or gross domestic product, measures the value of all goods and services produced in the United States.

Social Security, the largest federal program, mainly benefits retirees. Medicare provides health coverage for older people. Medicaid helps those with low incomes. Combined, the three consume about 40 percent of the budget. Their costs are growing rapidly. Social Security and Medicare benefits now exceed the payroll taxes that fund them.

West, who's likely to draw serious Democratic opposition next year, showed scant interest in edging toward the center on anything. He didn't take issue with the man who said congressional Democrats "have joined with the radical Islamists," or with the woman who said President Barack Obama "certainly doesn't support Israel."

In Greenville, S.C., a different Republican freshman with tea party ties, Rep. Trey Gowdy, also suggested during last week's congressional break a paring back of social programs.

According to a Greenville News account posted on his website, Gowdy "described a recent school classroom where most children indicated they think it's the government's job to provide health care, Social Security and education. 'We've got to do something about the sense of entitlement,' Gowdy said."

Gowdy's office later said he thinks Social Security "is a key aspect of a broad effort to fundamentally reform our entitlement system, but any solution must honor our commitment to current retirees."

Indeed, West and many other Republicans say current and soon-to-be retirees should see no benefit cuts. Their calls for changing Medicare and Social Security often lack specifics, and it's unclear whether the divided Congress will tackle the programs' long-term problems or postpone action, as has happened many times before on Capitol Hill.

West's desire to slash spending seems to stop at his district's doorstep. The Coral Springs audience cheered loudly when he said he helped secure a $21 million grant for a new runway at the nearby Fort Lauderdale airport.

"Grant money is not pork," West said. He issued a press release saying the runway project "will generate at least 11,000 jobs" by 2014 and cost $791 million.

"No one is going to be hurt by it," said Steve Stevens, 80, a retired real estate developer. If people, rich or poor, count on Social Security to fund their retirement, he said, "it's very poor planning."

Obama's debt commission has recommended gradually increasing the full retirement age, from 67 to 69, over the next 65 years.

Cynthia Steele, 51, said anyone making more than $100,000 a year should not receive Social Security benefits, even if it affected her and her friends.

In Washington, Democrats are conflicted. Thirty-two Senate Democrats joined 32 Republicans in urging Obama to negotiate a broad-based spending plan that includes changes to Social Security and Medicare.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he opposes cuts in Social Security benefits.

The centrist Democratic group Third Way says the public is ready to embrace gradual changes to entitlement programs and that Republicans are winning the issue so far.

"We don't believe Republicans 'going too far' will be their Waterloo," the group said in a memo. "The party seen as most serious on the issue will win the day."

If Republicans and Democrats cannot agree soon on spending plans for this year and next, the government could face its first partial shutdown since 1996. That prospect worries leaders of both parties, and they are watching to see if last week's recess hardened of softened lawmakers' positions.

West suggested there is room for compromise, but not much.

"I'm not for shutting down the government," he told the Coral Springs crowd. But he said Obama must lead the budget negotiations, or else.

If there is a shutdown, West said, "it's going to be because the president is not engaged."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Murderous Afghan rioters and that Idiot Terry Jones

Headline from an hour ago: Afghan riots over Quran-burning, 2 days and 20 dead

I'm sure most of you have heard or read about the Koran burning by Florida Pastor Terry "I'm an Idiot Butt Clown" Jones, which is what kicked off the recent rioting in Kabul, but here is the news summary by Patrick Quinn, Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghans rioted for a second day Saturday to protest the burning of a Quran in Florida, killing nine people in Kandahar and injuring more than 80 in a wave of violence that underscored rising anti-foreign sentiment after nearly a decade of war.

The desecration at a small U.S. church has outraged Muslims worldwide, and in Afghanistan it further strained ties with the West. On Friday, 11 people were killed, including seven foreign U.N. employees, in a protest in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

The protests come at a critical juncture as the U.S.-led coalition gears up for an insurgent spring offensive and a summer withdrawal of some troops, and with Afghanistan's mercurial president increasingly questioning international motives and NATO's military strategy.

Two suicide attackers disguised as women blew themselves up and a third was gunned down Saturday when they used force to try to enter a NATO base on the outskirts of Kabul, NATO and Afghan police said. Earlier in the week, six U.S. soldiers died during an operation against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistan, where the Taliban retain safe havens.

President Hamid Karzai expressed regret for the 20 protest deaths, but he also further stoked possible anti-foreign sentiment by again demanding that the United States and United Nations bring to justice the pastor of the Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, where the Quran was burned March 20. Many Afghans did not know about the Quran-burning until Karzai condemned it four days after it happened.

An evangelical pastor whose church burned a Koran last month said he was "devastated" but did not feel responsible for the killings Friday of seven UN workers in a violent protest in Afghanistan.

"We are devastated by that information, that news," Terry Jones, the head of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, told AFP. "We don't feel responsible for that."

The United Nations said four Nepalese guards, three foreign UN workers, and several protesters were killed when a mob enraged by the Koran burning attacked the UN compound in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Jones presided over the burning of the Islamic holy book March 20 at his Florida church, an act he had long threatened despite warnings it would put American troops and others in Afghanistan in danger.

Cowboy's comment:To be sure, the radical, anti-West Islamist are responsible for their murderous actions, however I also hold Terry Jones somewhat responsible. I think Terry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center is an IDIOT for doing just what the radical Muslims have been doing to everyone else. Stooping to their level and burning their Holy Book is NOT an example that true Christians should set and was a STUPID thing to do, endangering our service memebers who have a hard enough job staying alive as it is. This was after DoD officials asked him not to go through with the Koran burning. Terry Jones is certainly the Idiot of the Day,..maybe of the Week for that matter.....that is until Braney "Mumbles" Frank gets in front of another camera.

Alot of my friends may disagree and not hold Jones responsible at all,....that's fine. After all, the radical Muslims cannot justify their actions. BUT the Koran burning will be broadcast all over the world as an example of U.S. intolerance.

And, what the hell kind of a namem for a church is the "World Dove Outreach Center",....burning the Koran is not outreach at all, and the Dove is a nasty bird anyway.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Liberal Lies About Tax Cuts

From Michael Medved

Don't Blame Tax Cuts for Catastrophic Deficits

Liberal commentators blame the Bush tax cuts, not runaway spending, for the budget crisis.

They insist that slashing rates on income taxes, which means smaller percentages of private income going to government, would guarantee red ink even if Congress finds many billions in spending cuts.

The problem with this argument is that it’s clearly contradicted by recent history. Actually, the second round of Bush tax cuts in 2003 brought increased revenues – both in actual dollar terms and as a percentage of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) -- not falling levels of government support.

In 2007, six years after Bush began slashing tax rates, revenues rose above 18% of GDP –more than the 60 year post-war average. Revenue didn’t fall until 2009, when economic collapse meant people earned less money and more families joined the 40% of the population who pay no federal income taxes—leaving top earners carrying more, not less, of the overall tax burden. The Bush tax cuts never increased the federal taxes on the poor, the middle class or anyone else and, in fact, served to exempt millions of Americans from paying income taxes at all. The Bush experience wasn’t unique in demonstrating that lower tax rates don’t cause reduced levels of federal revenue.

The official numbers show that in dollar terms (adjusted for inflation) the money the government collected in taxes went up every single year between 1950 and 2009, even with sharp tax cuts by Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Even measured as a percentage of the GDP –or overall economy – falling tax rates didn’t produce plunging revenues—government generally got a bigger share, not a smaller share, when tax rates went down.

Reagan sharply cut tax rates twice, and reduced the top marginal rate from 70% when he took over all the way down to 28% when he left the White House. But revenue between the beginning and the end of his two terms went down only from 19% to 18% (of a dramatically expanded overall economy) and in dollar terms the tax collections dramatically soared.

Cowboy's Comment: How did this Country or any country for that matter even exist when the government could tke 70% of what you earn?

Nor do sky-high tax rates on the rich guarantee substantial increases in government revenue. Under Eisenhower, the top tax rate reached 91%, but the government collected just 19%--almost identical to the 18% it collected after Reagan dropped that top rate all the way down to 28% in 2006.

Yes, government at all levels is broke, but the problem is based almost entirely on over-spending, crippling entitlements, too much borrowing and swelling debt, with stimulative tax cuts contributing little or nothing to catastrophic deficits

Cowboy's Comment: It is beyond belief when you get these union members in Wisconsin or state government workers in Ohio and many other places who decry that the solution to the State deficits is that the "rich" pay more taxes. They need to be careful. In my tally book, they are the rich for one thing. And for another thing these government workers in unions are a large part of the problem with their gold plated salaries, medical benefits and pensions.