Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
John Stossel has done a great video questioning the "Debate on Global Warming is Over and the Consensus is In" folks. Marc Sheppard at AmericanThinker.com has a very concise take on the issue titled Understanding Climategate's Hidden Decline. Definitely worth the read.
Friday, November 27, 2009
We can begin to concentrate on the serious questions that need to be asked about the genetic engineering technology whereby hybrid organisms and new, never-before-seen proteins that are being released into the biosphere in a giant, uncontrolled experiment that threatens the very genome of life on this planet.
We can look into the environmental causes of the explosion in cancer and the staggering drops in fertility over the last 50 years, including the BPA in our plastics and the anti-androgens in the water.
We can examine regulatory agencies that are controlled by the very corporations they are supposedly watching over.
We can begin focusing on depleted uranium and the dumping of toxic waste into the rivers and all of the issues that we once knew were part of the mandate of the real environmental movement.
Or we can, as some have, descend into petty partisan politics. We can decide that lies are OK if they support 'our' side. We can defend the reprehensible actions of the CRU researchers and rally around the green flag that has long since been captured by the enemy.
It is a simple decision to make, but one that we must make quickly, before the argument can be spun away and environmentalism can go back to business as usual.
We are at a crossroads of history. And make no mistake, history will be the final judge of our actions. So I leave you today with a simple question: Which side of history do you want to be on?
Watch the whole video and check out the links. Definitely something to ponder.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
As Ronald Reagan said "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." Oh, to have someone deliver a speech like this today.
Our "Rendezvous With Destiny" is coming at us very fast people. What are YOU going to do about it? Start voting out incumbents and send the message American citizens are taking our country back from the politicians. A great site to start with is the "KickThemAllOut" project.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn`t buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.
If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.
If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".
Saturday, October 10, 2009
"There is a revolving door between Wall Street and Washington going back decades" according to Rep. Kaptur. Wall Street is in charge and our past presidents have been and current president is merely its lapdogs doing their bidding. Incredibly, per Simon Johnson, Goldman-Sachs "can borrow from the Fed, at essentially zero interest rate now. They can invest in,...., anything they want, including, you're going to love this one, they just bought some stock, big chunk of stock in a Chinese automotive company. Okay? So, that's your money, that's your Federal Reserve, financing a highly speculative investment. And if it goes well, they get the upside. And if it goes badly, that's another one for us." That's right, American taxpayers will be out the money if they lose on this investment, not Goldman-Sachs.. The banks are doing fine, American people, not so much. Our government is allowing this to happen and in my opinion is a much bigger issue than the healthcare debate.
Our president gives great speeches, but speeches won't save our country. He needs to take action to back up his words. In his speech Sept. 14, 2009 where not one CEO of a Wall St. bank was in attendance, Obama said: "We will not go back to the days of reckless behavior and unchecked excess at the heart of this crisis, where too many were motivated only by the appetite for quick kills and bloated bonuses. Those on Wall Street cannot resume taking risks without regard for consequences, and expect that next time, American taxpayers will be there to break their fall." Oh yeah? What is going to stop them, President Obama, your Nobel Peace Prize? Our country's only HOPE is if you will CHANGE the way the banks are sucking the life blood from Americans. Please care more about what Americans think than the Europeans.
Friday, October 9, 2009
As if the proof wasn't in the pudding when Gore won it, now it's proven. The Nobel Peace Prize is just a political tool. And in Gore and Obama's case, given to political tools. This is NOT a proud day for America.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
2. Stop economy from going down the toilet
3. Convince Americans climate change is caused by humans (Americans, in particular)
4. Make decision to s**t or get off pot in Afghanistan
5. Design healthcare reform that ALL Americans can support
6. Figure out what to do about Iran and Korea's nuclear capabilities
7. Push for peace in the Mid-East
Monday, September 21, 2009
We have insurance companies increasing their investor's dividends by denying coverage or purging insurance policy holders because they have cost the company too much. This weekend a blogger named Ramona directed me to the Bill Moyers Journal on 7/31/09. He was interviewing Wendell Potter, who with almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. It is an eye-opening account and I urge you all to watch it as you decide how this healthcare issue should be worked out.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
You know this is just the tip of the iceberg with these legislators. You know he is not the only one doing this. Bad enough they have to debase themselves, their families, their state and their office, they are doing it with our tax dollars. What better time to push for a part-time legislature as Citizens for California Reform are doing. CCR is committed to advancing more limited and transparent government. Access their site here to donate and/or download petitions.
So get involved, people. Get your friends and relatives involved. Get those petitions going. We've been complacent way too long.
Shout-out to my "5 O'Clock 'Spro-bros" at Javatinis who suggested this article.
*Lobby-Ho: coined by famed O.C. photographer
George Katzenberger of Katzenberger Photography
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Can I assume those who want to stop Wilson's fund raising will also want to stop his opponent's fund raising since he too is taking advantage of the situation, albeit not one that he created? As I have posted before, the Democrats are kicking themselves because none of their reps had the guts to call out Bush even with all of the terrible, horrible things he was doing. Although there was a lot of group grumbling during some of Bush’s speeches, I wish someone would have done what Joe Wilson did. Joe Wilson is not helping to bring down the Constitution, he is bringing it to the forefront. What better way to protect it. The Democrats have actually had to reacquaint themselves with the document in order to figure out a punishment for Joe Wilson. Let's hope they keep reading.
The Dems have NO idea of the depth and breadth of outrage that a big part of America has. This administration has just brought it to a head. They delegate this outrage to the fringe right, to their own peril. This outrage is not just about healthcare, it's about bailouts, about takeovers and about increasing government intervention in our lives to our country's detriment. It is about not being heard. Joe Wilson spoke for us. It wasn't just Joe Wilson telling Obama "You lie!" it was America. Now the world knows what a large section of America thinks. We think Obama lies. And I think our Founding Fathers would be impressed.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Actually, I wish someone would have shouted out when Bush was President. Look what good behavior has gotten us so far. We put these politicians on pedestals and afford them a degree of respect very few of them deserve. They don't listen to us becauses they know better. They give themselves raises, debase their positions with corruption, and basically consider themselves in "rarified air", when they are meant to represent their constituents and do the people's work. Finally, someone stood up and called out a U.S. president with the truth. Rep. Joe Wilson didn't use obscenities, or call the president a Nazi, no he did something worse, he used the truth and spoke for many Americans. And the president was forced to hear our cry.
Obama gets to slide through because he tells half truths, the most dangerous truths of all. Of course, there will be the knee-jerk reaction that the only reason someone stood up now is because he is bi-racial. That is B.S. That is their default response for everything. The left is just pissed off because with all their whining about the terrible, horrible things George W. Bush was doing, none I repeat NONE of the Democratic representatives had the cajones to challenge him to his face in front of the American people as did Rep. Joe Wilson.
Here is a link to an article titled "Listening to a Liar" by Thomas Sowell, a black man who has not allowed racists to keep him down.
Monday, September 7, 2009
A brilliant video from Tim Hawkins skewering the government. He points out the greed and corruption in Washington D.C. with humor. Too bad it's all real.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I would tell you to ask all of those who gave their lives throughout the years fighting communism.
P.S. Anyone interested in checking out the never-ending list of Obama's czars, click here.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
"Why would you guys try to stuff a healthcare bill down our throats in three to four weeks when the President took six months to pick a dog for his kids?"
(Answer: Dogs are smarter than voters...)
Sunday, August 30, 2009
While you are at it, check out this article in the New York Times titled Why We Must Ration Healthcare by Peter Singer, professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. Looks like Ted Kennedy would not have fared well with this fellow either.
So , all you old people, don't complain if you get less care, you apparently got yours when you were 25.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
"For only the second time in 30 years, the tax board is lowering the point where each tax bracket begins, bumping many people into a higher category. At the same time, officials are cutting back some deductions. Everyone will pay more, even people whose bracket or income doesn't change."
"The extra sums will total as much as $140 per family, on top of the increases previously enacted."
You know what happens when my household income drops, as it will with a tax increase? I spend even less than before and so do a lot of other Californians. So how do you think that will affect California's struggling economy?
Income tax rate increased 0.25%
Dependent Credit slashed more than two-thirds
Vehicle License fee nearly doubled to 1.15% of cars value
Lowering tax brackets to bump more Californians into higher tax brackets....priceless.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
So I guess you could say that technically the president didn't lie, but he didn't exactly tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth either.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Genetically Modified Food is a real danger to our health if you don't already know this. Watch this great video titled The Future of Food to get you started then check out the summary of Jeffrey M. Smith's book Seeds of Destruction for more information. You owe it to yourself and your family.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Before I even got a look at this bastardized video that MSNBC calls news, I saw plenty of pictures, full pictures showing a well-dress black man in shirt sleeves with an AK-15 slung over his shoulder . But look at their video, how they have zoomed in to just show the gun, then in another scene shots of white people. Contessa Brewer says how she is concerned about "racial overtones" in the fact that "here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs." Totally leaving out the fact that the man with the guns shown in THEIR video was BLACK! She should have said she was concerned to have a "man of color" in the presidency and a "man of color" showing up with a gun slung over his shoulder and one on his waist. Read this unbelievable post from page nine blogger Alan Korwin, The Uninvited Ombudsman, titled Special Report: Black Man with Gun Harms No One. The dirty truth comes out when he says "I mentioned to the local NBC-TV affiliate that the media seemed to be avoiding the fact that Chris, the well-known local libertarian with the rifle (and a sidearm), was black. “Well, we’re not supposed to mention race if it’s not a key part of the story.” My eyebrows shot up. “You have a black man with a gun! At a rally for the black president! That’s not relevant?” So she sheepishly admitted, with a chuckle, “Well, that would take away the whole redneck right-wing extremist thing.” This is known in “news” circles as objective reporting. There you have it folks. Inexcusable, untruthful, inflammatory broadcasting. Yellow journalism at it’s best. Thanks MSNBC.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
He states it is easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. And most people are reluctant to object to anything that suggests medical care for those who can't afford it. (Lest we be called Nazis!)
The healthcare bill we are arguing about now could be considered the "foot in the door" and allow the programs described to be expanded at a later date. I believe that is where the end of life counseling described on page 425 of the healthcare bill could be "expanded" into end of life assistance. That part was recently removed because of all of the hoopla regarding it. But why remove it if it wasn't true?
Monday, August 17, 2009
An interesting report written by June E. O’Neill and Dave M. O’Neill, Baruch College, City University of New York came out in June 2009 that describes who these 47 million uninsured are.
On page 36, one statistic jumped out at me. Out of the involuntarily uninsured, 33.3% of them are high school dropouts, yet only 7% of the privately insured are high school dropouts. Sounds like a good reason to stay in school, kids.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Perhaps if the American people felt they were being listened to, unlike at this townhall meeting with Rep. Sheila Jackson who took a PHONE CALL while a woman told her story about her cancer treatment, we could have "calm debate" about the healthcare bill.
Perhaps if the American people didn't feel they were being lied to by an Obama delagate posing as a doctor in the audience like at this townhall meeting, we could have "calm debate" about the healthcare bill.
Americans are having townhall meetings like this because "calm debate" has gotten us nothing but a trillion dollar deficit, an un-stimulating stimulus, and a 1000+ page unread healthcare bill.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Just an oversight perhaps? Hmmm. This is a perfect example of how government works...crappy. If they can't manage to make sure a program that they assign gets funded, I really don't think they have any business attempting to run a healthcare program for the country.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
House Democrats' Health Plan Contains Words of Coercion -- not Choice -- Text Analysis Shows
(Alexandria, Va.) -- House Democrats use words such as "choice" in stump speeches on behalf of their recently introduced health care legislation, but according to an analysis by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), the actual text of the bill tells a different story. NTUF determined that the words "choice," "options," and "freedom" appear just 85 times in the mammoth 1,018-page legislation, while three restrictive words -- "require," "limit," and "must" (and variations) -- were nine times more prevalent.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Here's a novel idea, why not write a bill in plain language that is clear to everyone instead of some gobbledy-gook that requires a translation? Then we wouldn't have to depend on someone elses spin in an email sent to us. Seems to me it is just a great distraction to write this "gazillion-page health care reform entirely unread by the House of Representatives or the Senate" that causes people to get apoplectic about it. That way we can concentrate on fighting amongst ourselves regarding what the Healthcare bill really says instead of watching the economy is go down the tube or be concerned that the Federal Reserve is printing money by the barrel full.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Glenn Beck graphs out how much money is being printed, put in circulation and devaluing our money. Eye opening. Then watch the video I have listed over on the left regarding the Federal Reserve not being Federal or being a Reserve. It is no wonder we are in the situation we are in and it started way before Obama. Nixon took us off the gold standard and all the presidents since then have continued the scheme.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
"According to KTLA News, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction politically mean-spirited and dangerous."
Guess which one of these depictions he is talking about?
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is just the first of the many wailing cries to come from a group that thinks ridiculing George Bush by depicting him as a dunce is just peachy keen, but put a jokers smile on Barack Obama, well, now you've gone too far!
Look, neither one of these men, nor any other Democrat or Republican was the right choice for our Presidency.
Unfortunately, I did not "get" Ron Paul at first. What a waste that I didn't cast my vote for him. I came late to the party and didn't understand that Bush was not his own man but beholden to the bankers who, thanks to the Federal Reserve, are able to run this country into the ground for their own purposes. Now Obama has continued the trend.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
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Hmm, just to make sure it wasn't somebody's idea of a joke, I searched Monster.com myself.
"As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure the smooth running of military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility, similar to those duties conducted by civilian Corrections Officers. This will require you to know proper procedures and military law; and have the ability to think quickly in high-stress situations. Specific duties may include assisting with supervision and management operations; providing facility security; providing custody, control, supervision, and escort; and counseling individual prisoners in rehabilitative programs."
Perhaps they would work here. So, what do you think? Is your first thought, "Well, it must be for the war effort, you know all those Taliban and Al Qaida prisoners."? But wait...there's more...let me call your attention to the phrase "similar to those duties conducted by civilian Corrections Officers." Ok, then you think "Well, it must be to help the Iraqi or Afghani citizens who need help resettling." Perhaps, or maybe it's for something that's coming up in our own country with our own citizens. Our citizen "radicals" who, God forbid, have a Christian view, oppose illegal immigration, abortion, federal taxes and dare exercise their Right to Free Speech by putting...I shudder to say it...Bumper Stickers on their vehicles to espouse their beliefs. You decide, but the quote from Pastor Martin Niemöller seems appropriate.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
She supported the NHS – then it let her down
By Nina Lakhani
Kathleen Shaw makes her usual meal of bread and cheese, feeling her way from the kitchen into the lounge where she will force herself to eat a little. She used to enjoy cooking and loved to eat while sitting outside in her garden. But she's now a prisoner in her...
Lucentis: An NHS dilemma
What the controversy over the sight-saving drug Lucentis tells us about the NHS and drugs industry.
The Concept of a Federal Health Board: Learning from Britain's Experience
Is there any wonder that folks don't feel the government is exactly straight forward with the facts?