August 28, 2009
This is in reference to passing the god-awful Health Care Reform Bill.
Oh, yeah, voting for something as a memorial to someone regardless of its merit is always such a good idea. NOT.
I learned this lesson years ago during the 1964 presidential election.
My best friend's father said he was voting for the Democratic candidate (LBJ) in memory of the assassinated JFK.
Please note, he was not voting for Lyndon Baines Johnson, he was voting for a Democratic candidate ... no matter who it was.
And perhaps a lot of people felt that way because LBJ was elected and became one of the worst presidents ever. If you think Bush's war (Iraq) was bad, then just Google Vietnam War. That is LBJ's legacy.
Health Care Reform, as it is currently being promoted, is just as big a quagmire with just as far-reaching consequences.
August 26, 2009
Back in 2004, when Senator John Kerry was the Dummycrat contender for POTUS, Teddyboy Kennedy did not want then-Governor Romney (Rep) to have the chance to appoint a *gasp* Republican as a replacement for Kerry in the Senate, should he somehow get elected.
So, the Massachusetts state legislature changed the law and gave control over the selection of senators to the voters. Now a special election must be held 145 - 160 days after a Senate seat becomes vacant. The winner would then serve out the remainder of the unexpired term.
Let the voters decide. Not a bad idea.
Now that Kennedy's Senate seat might become vacant soon, he wants the governor and legislative leaders to disregard the democratic process and the laws of the Commonwealth and change the succession, again... back to the way it was ...
... Kennedy asks that Gov. Patrick be given authority to appoint someone to the seat temporarily before voters choose a new senator in a special election. -- Frank Phillips, Boston GlobeEven if this is merely a temporary appointment so that the Senate remains unbalanced (bwahaha) in terms of Democrat numerical majority ... Let the voters be damned, eh Ted?
So, where do you think the newly deceased Edward M. Kennedy will end up, Heaven or Hell?
Well, according to "heartbroken" Barack Hussein Obama, "the country has just lost the greatest United States senator of our time".
I guess he's voting for Heaven.
Those of us who remember Mary Jo Kopechne and the events of July 18, 1969, may have a different opinion.
(Thank you, Bret Baier of Fox News, for mentioning Mary Jo and Chappaquiddick in your report on dead Ted this morning. I'll bet the media morons on other MSM news won't.)
August 25, 2009
Here's another step in the transformation of America:
Barack Hussein Obama has signed into law a measure declaring September 11th as a "National Day of Service".
Read Matthew Vadum's entire thing at The American Spectator
The plan is to turn a "day of fear" (that helps Republicans) into a day of activism called the National Day of Service (that helps the left). In other words, liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.The administration's plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call.
Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America.
... With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media -- which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation's first black president -- to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens.
"The organizing term is to 'go dark.'
You don't tell the press, don't tell people you think will tell the press," said the source.
... The annual commemoration of the 2001 terrorist attacks belongs to the entire nation, but President Obama and the activist left don't see it that way. They view the nationwide remembrance of the murder of 3,000 Americans by Islamic totalitarians as an obstacle to winning over the hearts and minds of the American people.
"When you criticize them, they are prepared to say, 'Did you want 9/11 to be another day of selling mattresses, like Presidents Day?" the source said. "They are truly trying to change the American mindset."They view Sept. 11 as a "Republican" day because it focuses the public on supposedly "Republican" issues like patriotism, national security, and terrorism.
... At no time does anyone explain why this National Day of Service has to be held -- of all the 365 days in a year -- on Sept. 11.
August 22, 2009
THIS doctor would make a great U.S. Surgeon General:
Dr. Jason Newsom, a 38-year-old former Army doctor and Iraq vet, directed the Bay County (Florida) Health Department until his personal health-care reform program against obesity ran afoul of local 'Redneck Riviera' politicians and lawyers, who happen to deal doughnuts.
Why, yes. It was so ... mocking. So disrespectful.
And do you remember these:
Why, yes. They were so mocking. So disrespectful.
But that was Bush.
It was okay, even encouraged, to express one's dislike, even hatred, of the 43rd POTUS.
And people did.
And there was no public outcry of Racism.
My, how times have Changed.
August 16, 2009
Despite the sheer idiocy of deliberately bringing terrorists into this country ...
The old maximum-security state prison in Standish, Michigan (145 miles from Detroit), which the state is closing, may become the new home of the 229 suspected al-Qaida, Taliban, and foreign fighters currently being held at Guantanamo Bay.
The local residents want the prison to stay open, but not for Gitmo transferees.
Oh, it's an ALARM bell!
My 1st thought was, hey, just open the Gitmo gates and march 'em down the road towards Havana ... kinda like what Fidel did in 1980 when he opened the prisons and the insane asylums during the Mariel boatlift and sent approximatey 124,000 undocumented Cubans to the U.S. All of whom were welcomed by Goober Carter.
And, oh yeah, one government official estimated the cost for upgrading the building and security at over $100,000,000. Hey, what's a measly 100 Million Dollars to Barack Hussein Obama?
Michigan Prison & Gitmo Detainees
Civilian Terror Prison
Michigan: The Islamic Capital of the U.S.
Dearborn, MI: America's Muslim Capital
August 08, 2009
Like most politicians and like all Dummycrats, he doesn't mind spending money - as long as it's ours and not his.
Morality and Charlie Rangel's TaxesTry using that one the next time the IRS calls.
Ever notice that those who endorse high taxes and those who actually pay them aren't the same people?
Consider the curious case of House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel, who is leading the charge for a new 5.4- percentage point income tax surcharge and recently called it "the moral thing to do."
About his own tax liability he seems, well, less fervent.
Mr. Rangel soon admitted having failed to report rental income of $75,000 over the years.
First he blamed his wife for the oversight because he said she was supposed to be managing the property.
Then he blamed the language barrier.
"Every time I thought I was getting somewhere, they'd start speaking Spanish," Mr. Rangel explained.
Mr. Rangel promised last fall to amend his tax returns, pay what is due and correct the information on his annual financial disclosure form. But the deadline for the 2008 filing was May 15 and as of last week he still had not filed. His press spokesman declined to answer questions about anything related to his ethics problems.
Besides not paying those pesky taxes, Mr. Rangel had other reasons for wanting to hide income. As the tenant of four rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem, the Congressman needed to keep his annual reported income below $175,000, lest he be ineligible as a hardship case for rent control. (He also used one of the apartments as an office in violation of rent-control rules, but that's another story.)
Mr. Rangel said last fall that "I never had any idea that I got any income'' from the villa.
Read more about Charlie here. And here.
(Be sure to check out the links!)
August 07, 2009
The dance is being led by President Two-Face.
“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” Senator Obama told his supporters on the campaign trail in fall of 2008.Now:
The Democratic National Committee has dismissed the town hall (health care) protests as "mob rule" .
The White House has called the uproar at recent town halls on health care “manufactured outrage.”From Hot Air:
Senator Harry Reid calls the concerned citizens speaking their minds “loud, shrill voices.”
Nancy Pelosi called protesters Nazis, who are "carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care."
There is no evidence on this whatsoever.
* Asking Representatives and Senators to read bills before voting on them is "killing democracy".
* Sen. Specter saying “we have to make judgments very fast” is awesome. Booing him for saying so is shutting off debate.
* Healthcare protesters are thugs shutting off debate; antiwar protesters are “rowdy.”
August 06, 2009
Rosemount, Minn. (AP) — Army Ranger Benjamin Kopp died last month after being wounded in Afghanistan, but a part of the Minnesota soldier lives on...Corporal Benjan Stephen Kopp,
Judy Meikle (57 yr old Chicagoan) says she got a call about Kopp's death two weeks ago from the soldier's cousin, who's her close friend. His heart was a perfect match for Meikle.
She says she now has the heart of an Army Ranger who's a bona fide hero.
21, was seriously wounded during a combat operation in southern Afghanistan July 10. Kopp was medically evacuated through Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C., where he later died as a result of his wounds July 18.
His unit had attacked a Taliban safe haven where they fought a determined enemy from multiple directions for several hours, resulting in the killing of more than 10 Taliban fighters, according to official military reports.
Hat/tip: The JAWA Report
August 9th is the anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb.
Each year, I am reminded of what President "Give 'em Hell" Harry Truman said when a reporter asked him if he had any second thoughts about his decision to drop the bombs on Japan.
Harry replied, "I'm still waiting for the S.O.B.s to apologize for Pearl Harbor."
August 02, 2009
I'm not even talking politics.
I'm referring to our celebrity-worshipping society with its emphasis on entertainment.
"Octomom"Nadya Suleman's 14 children will each receive $250 per day (on camera) for appearing in a new reality show.
The combat pay allowance* for an enlisted Marine or soldier who puts his life on the line for his country 24/7 is $225. That's per month.
So, please explain to me the logic of this.
*This is in addition to basic pay and other allowances.
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