Friday, December 10, 2010

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Blog Comment Of The Day

Every once in awhile I read a story and browse the comments. This is one of the best rants I have seen in awhile:


A Democrat lies about everything (Obama), lies about his military service (Blumenthal), sells his vote (Stupak), has an extramarital affair (Clinton), cheats on his taxes (Rangle), accepts bribes (Murtha RIP), takes bribes (Jefferson), buys a Senate seat (Jackson), backs underage sex-trafficking (Cleaver), lives with a pimp (Frank), lies about racism (Carnahan), and on and on and on...

THEY ARE DEMOCRATS and IT IS EXPECTED OF THEM! They have no morals, there is no God, praise homosexuals, be politically correct, kill your baby, tax global warming, embrace illegals, bigger government is the answer to everything. The most corrupt Democrat is the most exalted

courtesy of fantum

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

If He Only Had A Brain


THE OBAMA SONG

(Obama):
♫ I could wile away the hours ♪
Conferrin' with my powers
Consultin' France and Spain ♫
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my party is a-thrashing' ♪
♫ If I only had a brain

♫ I'd unravel any Unity ♪
Lying with Impunity ♪
Republican's I'd Frame

(Pelosi): ♫ With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
You could be another Lincoln ♪ ♫
If you only had a brain ♫

(Obama):
♫ Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean's levels sink ♪
Why this country's on the brink ♪
And then I'd lie, so just don't blink. ♫

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain ♪
♪ I would spend and be pushy ♪
Life for my folk would be cushy ♫
If I only had a brain ♫


The Element

So WE THE PEOPLE have spoken during the mid-term election. We feel pretty good because we made historic gains in the House of Representatives (Most since 1948). The president spoke today and took some responsibility, and most people will lose focus on government now because they feel they 'spanked' the Dem's enough so they will behave for awhile... Oh but there is so much more.

The worst time for a liberal leader is when they are in the majority. In this time they can't help being cruel to conservatives, spend and grow government, pay back their political allies (using our tax $$), pass restrictive regulations that infringe on our constitutional freedoms, and worst of all..they occasionally tell us what they REALLY Believe. This comes out in actions and communications that show how little they care about minorities and women, how much they despise the citizens right to free speech, How they hate the freedoms we have to pursue happiness with out their help or control, and how much they hate America and want to fundamentally change our constitutional structure. (Oops! Did I say that)

They arrogantly tell us what light bulbs to use, what to eat and not eat, which car we have to drive, who gets handouts and who doesn't, who keeps their home and who loses it. The constitution doesn't provide the government any of these powers and yet they take and usurp power that is not theirs. This is the ultimate definition of a liberal in politics today. Given the opportunity they will go this route every single time.. but we forget.

But now Democrats are entering into what I call Their ELEMENT. This is a function similar to a pack of dogs nipping at the heel, or a swarm of gnats drawing minute amounts of blood. They are really good a picking and nipping at real leaders who try to pragmatically restore our economy, government, security, freedom etc.. This has traditionally been the role of conservatives in the United States. This has worked well for them in the past because the main stream media is also really good at taking the Dem's lead and ballooning a story in order to demonize a conservative leader. They are good at diverting attention away from the good conservatives are doing to mire them with made up and mis-characterized stories that results in a deluge of gnat-like reporter asking stupid questions over and over. I can remember when Newt Gingrich was trying to balance the budget and the Dem's wouldn't compromise and dared Newt the shut down the government. The story should have been on the Dem's unwillingness to work with Republicans but NOOOOOOOOO. The headlines and stories were all about how Newt Gingrich wanted to starve our school children. And it would not go away.

So as we enter this next term for congress watch carefully what the House leaders communicate to us and how ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS and others choose to highlight as their headline stories. If you pay attention you will see amazing teamwork. The press will highlight (or make up) a twisted point of view and report it, then Dem minority leaders in the house will publicly lambaste the republicans and cite the news story as their source but they will say it like "The press is reporting.."

Our only hope to get Obama out of office in 2012 is for our new House members to take a stand and NOT compromise with Obama, but rather tell him how it is going to be. Pass a repeal of the health care plan and force Obama to VETO it. Pass Tax cut extensions for all and force Obama to VETO it. This will go along way toward getting him out in 2012. If our new members don't do this they will feel the wrath in 2012 and beyond.

The people are watching...

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Curious Case Of The Liberal Plumb-line

It must be hard to be a liberal, be in the media and try to constantly portray yourself as representing the views of middle america.

The United States is a country that is Center-Right in it's political ideology. This can be seen by the viewer rating disparity between FOX NEWS and all of the other Liberal Media Outlets (CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC etc..)

In a dark smokey room somewhere in a secret underground bunker the brain trust of the liberals must have had the following conversation:

Lib1: "We have a problem, the sheep er uh people of this country are being informed by FOX and Talk Radio, so our time tested deceptions and misdirections aren't working anymore. We need a new mantra because 'They are going to cut your social security and starve our school Kids' isn't working for us anymore. But,I mean we can't actually TELL people what we want to do to this country and it's people or they would run us out on a rail. Any suggestions?"

Lib2: "Well these problem people are the ones who relate to the Tea Party Movement so we can say they are racist"

Lib1: "Won't work, are we going to call 75% of the country a bunch of racists? I think Not. Next.."

Lib3: "Well we can say they are violent militia members and try to scare them into not voting for those candidates"

Lib1: "Again they make up a huge majority of the country, we don't want to give them any ideas. Gun sales are up 500% since Obama was elected. There has to be something better that that.

Lib4: "Why don't we just pretend that we ARE the plumb-line of America and anyone who doesn't share our point of view are extremist wacko's"

Lib1: "Hmmm, that has been our most successful approach in the past, I mean it bit us in the ass when we voted Hilter Time magazines person of the year that one time and he made us look bad by killing all of those Jew.. wait do we believe in the Holocaust? (affirmative nods) Okay yeah Hitler really blew it for us. Let's just say that all of the Tea Party candidates are extreme, dangerous, and far out of the mainstream.. which is us!"

Lib5: "Um, so what are we going to look like when Angle, Miller and O'Donnell get elected?"

Lib1: "We just have Keith make them the Worst Person In The World an extra couple of times and people will forget about all that"

Lib6: "Okay, let's talk about the president. I mean if he doesn't work with the conservative congress how are we going to create wealth so we can redistribute it?"

Lib1: "That's the problem with socialism, eventually we run out of other peoples money. I'm afraid we are running out of options boys. We might have to suffer another 8-12 years of conservative tax cuts, job building, shrinking government and cutting entitlements. Look on the bright side, our homes will be worth more than we owe after a couple of years of those kind of policies.. (group laughter)"

Soros: We have to be more patient like Muslim terrorists, we wait until they feel secure and then we strike again. All we have to do is try to hold onto what we've gotten this time around. It may not be the next time or the time after that but we will see a communist government in America eventually. Hang in there boys."

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Now maybe it wasn't exactly like that but the talking heads are all getting their exact wording to slant stories and smear people from somewhere.

Last Thought:
Conservative women are taking a great amount of flak right now, perhaps more unfair treatment and characterization than any other people group an any time save the Jewish nation. I predict (I have been pretty accurate on these over the past few years) that our next president or Vice President will be a conservative women. I also believe that they will be the one's to break the 'establishment' republican/democrat hold on congress. It has been my experience that when men screw things up to the point of making women's lives unbearable (and it takes alot) women take things into their own hands and pragmatically (not ideologically) fix things.

So to all of you conservative ladies out there I just want to say "How is that hope and change working out for you, cause we could really use some help..."

By David W. Andersen

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Free Speech? I think Not!

We are going to see a Catalina 30 tomorrow!


Stacy, Kenny and I are going down to Long Beach area tomorrow to see a Catalina 30 sailboat. The owner is a friend of a friend and he may sell it to us on payments pretty cheap. This isn't the boat but it is same year and make.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Questions that never get polled

As we approach November 2nd we are seeing new polling indicating that democrat candidates are closing the gap on their republican counterparts. I wonder how this poll questions would be answered.

Q? On November 2nd 2010 Do you think that Democrats will engage in voter fraud in order to save their jobs?

I think there is growing evidence that voter fraud played a big part in the make up of Congress in the 2008 elections and we hear new stories every day.

How to Steal an Election
What we are seeing is the transplantation of Chicago politics to communities throughout the nation that are completely unprepared for the level of fraud and intimidation that can be generated by thousands of unethical Democrats, including private citizens, local, state, and federal officials, and politicians, convinced that breaking the law is okay as long as the “right” candidate wins.

On July 6, American Thinker published an article by Lee Cary about an interview with a Chicago political machine insider. It contained the following warning:

“In Chicago, the Precinct Captains watch to see who votes and who doesn’t. Then, at the end of the day, others will cast votes for those who haven’t shown up to vote, all under the direction of the Precinct Captain. If the actual voter shows up later, they’re given someone else’s card. The Republican poll watchers don’t stop this. Hell, most of them are actually Democrats.”

The Democrat Voter Fraud Playbook is as follows:

ACORN registers the names, legitimate or not.
Black Panther, SEIU and other “community organizer” groups intimidate people, especially minorities, from voting Republican.
Voter lists remain unscrubbed of felons, dead people, and illegal immigrants.
On Election Day, precinct workers submit any unused ballots for Democrat candidates.
Democrat officials and politicians pretend like nothing happened.
It’s as easy as that to steal an election.

An Army of Republican Poll Watchers Will Be Needed this November
The voter fraud stories so far are just the tip of a very large iceberg. No one really knows the full extent of the problem and the Democratic Party is counting on Americans to shrug it off as just another conservative conspiracy theory.

But take it from a lifelong Chicagoan, it’s not just Bosnia that needs election observers to keep voter fraud in check.

The dropping of voter intimidation charges by Department of Justice political appointees against billy club wielding Black Panthers sends the message to the Democrat community that mass voter fraud can continue without fear of legal reprisal.

Justice officials know full well that if they were to start digging around this Pandora’s Box of fraud, many influential Democratic organizations (especially ACORN) and politicians will be implicated. So they go straight to Step #5 from above and pretend like there’s nothing to see.

While the problem may be substantial, there is one way Republicans can fight back: Keep a close eye on voting locations. Election fraud only works if citizens remain ignorant to the problem and unwilling to become involved in the voting process.

Considering the importance of the upcoming November elections, an army of Republican poll watchers, especially in minority neighborhoods which are often treated like never ending vote generating machines by unscrupulous Democrat politicians, will be needed to prevent liberals from once again stuffing ballot boxes and gaming the system.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Liberalism Under Siege?!

The last refuge of a liberal


Friday, August 27, 2010

Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the "bitter" people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging "to guns or religion or" -- this part is less remembered -- "antipathy toward people who aren't like them."

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That's a polite way of saying: clinging to bigotry. And promiscuous charges of bigotry are precisely how our current rulers and their vast media auxiliary react to an obstreperous citizenry that insists on incorrect thinking.

-- Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness and debt, as represented by the Tea Party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.

-- Disgust and alarm with the federal government's unwillingness to curb illegal immigration, as crystallized in the Arizona law? Nativism.

-- Opposition to the most radical redefinition of marriage in human history, as expressed in Proposition 8 in California? Homophobia.

-- Opposition to a 15-story Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? Islamophobia.

Now we know why the country has become "ungovernable," last year's excuse for the Democrats' failure of governance: Who can possibly govern a nation of racist, nativist, homophobic Islamophobes?

Note what connects these issues. In every one, liberals have lost the argument in the court of public opinion. Majorities -- often lopsided majorities -- oppose President Obama's social-democratic agenda (e.g., the stimulus, Obamacare), support the Arizona law, oppose gay marriage and reject a mosque near Ground Zero.

What's a liberal to do? Pull out the bigotry charge, the trump that preempts debate and gives no credit to the seriousness and substance of the contrary argument. The most venerable of these trumps is, of course, the race card. When the Tea Party arose, a spontaneous, leaderless and perfectly natural (and traditionally American) reaction to the vast expansion of government intrinsic to the president's proudly proclaimed transformational agenda, the liberal commentariat cast it as a mob of angry white yahoos disguising their antipathy to a black president by cleverly speaking in economic terms.

Then came Arizona and S.B. 1070. It seems impossible for the left to believe that people of good will could hold that: (a) illegal immigration should be illegal, (b) the federal government should not hold border enforcement hostage to comprehensive reform, i.e., amnesty, (c) every country has the right to determine the composition of its immigrant population.

As for Proposition 8, is it so hard to see why people might believe that a single judge overturning the will of 7 million voters is an affront to democracy? And that seeing merit in retaining the structure of the most ancient and fundamental of all social institutions is something other than an alleged hatred of gays -- particularly since the opposite-gender requirement has characterized virtually every society in all the millennia until just a few years ago?

And now the mosque near Ground Zero. The intelligentsia is near unanimous that the only possible grounds for opposition is bigotry toward Muslims. This smug attribution of bigotry to two-thirds of the population hinges on the insistence on a complete lack of connection between Islam and radical Islam, a proposition that dovetails perfectly with the Obama administration's pretense that we are at war with nothing more than "violent extremists" of inscrutable motive and indiscernible belief. Those who reject this as both ridiculous and politically correct (an admitted redundancy) are declared Islamophobes, the ad hominem du jour.

It is a measure of the corruption of liberal thought and the collapse of its self-confidence that, finding itself so widely repudiated, it resorts reflexively to the cheapest race-baiting (in a colorful variety of forms). Indeed, how can one reason with a nation of pitchfork-wielding mobs brimming with "antipathy toward people who aren't like them" -- blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims -- a nation that is, as Michelle Obama once put it succinctly, "just downright mean"?

The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama over-read his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.

letters@charleskrauthammer.com

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just Follow The Yellow Brick Road


I know some of you out there are really smart. Especially liberal, you guys don't let a day or an opportunity go by without telling us how smart you are and how dumb 'We The People' are. Well, I have a problem, and maybe you could help me out.

Can someone please explain to me this ObamaCare Flow Chart!


This is for real and you can download the PDF here Download Chart

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

2011 Budget..Nada

Cancelled: There Will Be No Congressional Budget This Year
***The Following Is An Important Fiscal Health Announcement***

Washington (Jun 22)

In light of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) announcement this morning that House Democrats will not pass a budget this year – failing to fulfill what he has called “the most basic responsibility” of governing – the following important fiscal health warning has been issued:

THE BUDGET HAS BEEN

CANCELLED

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT


THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET

PLANNED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WASHINGTON DEMOCRATS’ OUT-OF-CONTROL SPENDING SPREE.

AN APOLOGY FOR THIS BETRAYAL OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE FORTHCOMING AT THIS TIME.

BE ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL BE INTERRUPTED:


Imposing the fiscal discipline economists say is needed to create jobs and boost our economy

Reining in the out-of-control spending spree that is killing American jobs

Carrying out the “most basic responsibility of governing”

Stopping middle-class tax hikes that will sock family budgets at the worst possible time

Providing the leadership on jobs and the economy that Americans say is sorely lacking

Protecting our kids and grandkids from the enormous debt burden Washington has placed on them

We reserve the right to notify you of additional consequences that may arise in light of this budget failure, which is unprecedented in the modern era. In the interim, please brace for more spending, more debt, more tax hikes, more broken promises.

For families and small businesses looking for a government that listens to the people it serves and respects their hard-earned money, House Republicans are offering
better solutions to cut spending now and help small businesses put people back to work.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Follow The Leader

In the spirit of full disclosure I must say that I am not a fan of the main stream media (i.e. network news) because I am holding a slight grudge. For the majority of my life I have held conservative views on America, the constitution, and family values but was made to feel by these network power freaks that my opinions were an extreme minority view in this country. When the 'New' media exploded in the late nineties and especially the last 4 years or so, it has become clear to me that the old guard media has been manipulating facts mixed with non-reporting inconvenient truths. So I'm a little ticked that they duped me all these years. Ok so with that in mind I want to gloat just a little bit about our current situation.

When we were kids we played Simon Says, Red Light Green Light and Follow The Leader (smear the queer, king of the hill, capture the flag you get the point). Today I have watched the main stream media playing a strategic game of follow the leader with President Obama that has backfired and I find it quite humorous. First, they completely disregarded Obama's lack of qualifications as they non-vetted him as a candidate. They found it to be just fine that we couldn't get medical records, college transcripts, a simple birth certificate, or any other relevant information by which to vet the candidate properly. They ignored Obama's connections to Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky and other communist, socialist radicals, and they all had on screen climax's every time he spoke. They took the presidents talking points and slanted stories to the White House's liking, they interviewed for jobs in his administration and many have crossed over, and they continued to ignore Democratic damaging stories while fabricating and reporting gossip against any conservative. They have characterized the Tea Party movement as racist, Marxist, and even fachiost, while praising the violent protest of liberals and inflating their crowd numbers.

So here we are with a man-child as president, who continues to campaign whilst simultaneously destroying the fabric and infrastructure of this nation. Obama is now banging his head against the walls of his functional job description, has not governed an iota and continues to blame Bush for his current situation. The media is committed to this follow the leader approach they have taken but suddenly they see that their scheme is becoming transparent to the masses and they are starting to bail. It is so fun to watch ABC, NBC, CBS and their cable counterparts selectively turn on Mr. Obama in their floundering attempt to seem credible in news reporting. The fact is that Obama's poll numbers are down to 42% and the masses are boycotting the mainstream driveling propaganda they are spewing and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I want my country back! I want conservative leaders who will render the mainstream media impotent. I want leaders who will restore our balance of social programs vs GDP, who will ease tax burdens on businesses so capitalism (or now it's called free market growth) will return to employ people again. I want leaders who will first defund Obama's agenda and then repeal it. I want a country that values laws and punishes criminal offenders. I want leaders who will speak truthfully about where we are as a nation and give us a plan to get back to the great and exceptional nation we were destined to be. I can't wait to VOTE in November!

NOTE TO LIBERAL MEDIA: Your Jihad against conservative values clearly trumps your desire to be profitable. My advice is to keep doing what you are doing because it's working for me.

Respectfully submitted 6/17/2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Glimpse At Obama's America

Fiscal crises threaten Europe's generous benefits
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LONDON (AP) - Six weeks of vacation a year. Retirement at 60. Thousands of euros for having a baby. A good university education for less than the cost of a laptop.

The system known as the European welfare state was built after World War II as the keystone of a shared prosperity meant to prevent future conflict. Generous lifelong benefits have since become a defining feature of modern Europe.

Now the welfare state - cherished by many Europeans as an alternative to what they see as dog-eat-dog American capitalism - is coming under its most serious threat in decades: Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

Deep budget cuts are under way across Europe. Although the first round is focused mostly on government payrolls - the least politically explosive target - welfare benefits are looking increasingly vulnerable.

"The current welfare state is unaffordable," said Uri Dadush, director of the Carnegie Endowment's International Economics Program. "The crisis has made the day of reckoning closer by several years in virtually all the industrial countries."

Germany will decide next month just how to cut at least 3 billion euros ($3.75 billion) from the budget. The government is suggesting for the first time that it could make fresh cuts to unemployment benefits that include giving Germans under 50 about 60 percent of their last salary before taxes for up to a year. That benefit itself emerged after cuts to an even more generous package about five years ago.

"We have to adjust our social security systems in a way that they motivate people to accept regular work and do not give counterproductive incentives," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told news weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on Saturday.

The uncertainty over the future of the welfare state is undermining the continent's self-image at a time when other key elements of post-war European identity are fraying.

Large-scale immigration from outside Europe is challenging the continent's assumptions about its dedication to tolerance and liberty as countries move to control individual clothing - the Islamic veil - in the name of freedom and equality.

Deeply wary of military conflict, many nations now find themselves nonetheless mired in Afghanistan on behalf of what was supposed to be a North Atlantic alliance, shying away from wholesale pullout while doing their utmost to keep troops from actual combat.

Demographers and economists began warning decades ago that social welfare was doomed by the aging of Europe's baby boomers. Some governments had been trimming and reforming, but now almost all are scrambling to close deficits in order to prevent a wider collapse of confidence in the euro.

"We need to change, to adapt ... for the sake of the protection of our social model," European Union Commissioner Joaquin Almunia of Spain told reporters in Stockholm Thursday.

The move is risky: experts warn the cuts could undermine the growth needed to pull budgets back on a sustainable path.

On Monday, Britain unveils 6 billion pounds ($8.6 billion) in cuts - mostly to government payrolls and expenses. The government has promised to raise the age at which citizens receive a state pension - up from 60 to 65 for women, and from 65 to 66 for men. It also plans to toughen the welfare regime, requiring the unemployed to try to find jobs in order to collect benefits.

Britain says it will limit child tax credits and scrap a 250-pound ($360) payment to the families of every newborn. Ministers are reviewing the long-term affordability of the country's generous public sector pensions.

Funding for Britain's nationalized health care service will be protected under the new government, however, and should rise each year to 2015.

France's conservative government is focusing on raising the retirement age. Many workers can now retire at 60 with 50 percent of their average salary. Extra funds are available for retired civil servants, those with three or more children, military veterans and others.

A parliamentary debate is planned for September. Unions in France are organizing a national day of protest marches and strikes on Thursday to demand protection of wages and the retirement age.

In Spain, billions in cuts to state salaries go into effect next month, and the Socialist government has frozen increases in pensions meant to compensate for inflation for at least two years.

"They've hit us really hard," said Federico Carbonero, 92, a retired soldier. He said he was unlikely to live long enough to see the worst of the pension freeze, but had no doubts he would have to start relying on savings to maintain his lifestyle.

Spain is cutting assistance payments for disabled people by 300 million euros ($375 million) and did away with a three-year-old bonus of 2,500 euros ($3,124.25) per new baby. It also has proposed hiking the retirement age for men from 65 to 67.

Countries in northern Europe have done a far better of reforming social welfare and have unemployment systems that focus on re-employing people instead of making their unemployment comfortable, said Gayle Allard, a professor of economic environment and country analysis at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

Denmark and other Nordic countries are known for the world's highest taxes and most generous cradle-to-grave benefits. Denmark has implemented a system known broadly as "flexicurity," which combines flexibility for employers to hire and fire workers with financial security and training to prepare for new jobs.

Denmark had a 7.5 percent unemployment rate in the first quarter of this year, well below the EU average of 9.6 percent. Swedish and Finnish unemployment stood at 8.9 percent. Norway, with some of the world's most generous unemployment benefits fully funded by oil for the forseeable future, has Europe's lowest jobless rate, just 3 percent in April.

Southern European countries that have not moved toward reforming welfare in the same ways are paying a steep price.

After sharp cutbacks imposed as the condition of an international bailout this month, Greeks must now contribute to pension funds for 40 instead of 37 years before retiring, and the age of early retirement is set to 60 at the earliest.

Civil servants with monthly salaries of above 3,000 euros ($3,750) will lose two extra months of salary - one paid at Christmas, the other split between Easter and summer vacation.

In Portugal, seen as another potential candidate for bailout, the government is focusing on hikes in income, corporate and sales taxes and has avoided drastic changes to welfare entitlements. Unemployment benefits will be cut somewhat and the out-of-work will have to accept any job paying more than 10 percent more than what they would receive in unemployment benefits.

The government is also stepping up checks on welfare claims, freezing public sector pay and slicing public investment.

"There's been a lack of willingness to shift away from welfare as purely social protection towards an approach which has been in much of northern Europe in recent years, which is welfare as social investment," said Iain Begg, a professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science's European Institute.

Otto Fricke, a budget expert for the Free Democrats, the coalition partner of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, told The Associated Press that no decisions on cuts have been made, but everything is on the table except education, pension funds and financial aid to developing countries. At least one high-ranking CDU member has called for the idea of protecting education to be re-examined, however.

German public education, which was virtually free until 2005, when some of Germany's 16 states started charging tuition fees of 1000 euros ($1,250) a year.

Virtually all Germany's students pay that much or less to attend state-funded universities, including elite institutions. Education isn't as cheap elsewhere in Europe but the 3,290 pounds ($4,720) per year paid by British students at Cambridge is still far less than Americans pay at comparable schools like Harvard, where annual tuition comes in just shy of $35,000.

The idea of cutting education is proving hard to swallow in the face of Germany's promise to contribute up to 147.6 billion euros ($184.5 billion) in loan guarantees to protect Greece and other countries that use the euro from bankruptcy.

"I am worried that this crisis will also affect me on a personal level, for example, that universities in Germany will raise the tuition in order to pay the loan they give to Greece," said Karoline Daederich, a 22-year-old university student from Berlin.

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Comment: If you look at Obama's policies since his Inauguration in January 2009, he is basically moving America on a fast track to the European nanny state that is admittedly failing. Socialism doesn't work as we can see. Once you have raised the tax margin to 70% and force workers to work until age 70, there is basically nothing more to do except move back to capitalism in order to pay for all the exorbitance of lavish government pensions and early retirement. I am shocked to see this article in the New York times but even the NYT had to denounce Hitler reluctantly once he showed his ugly agenda to the world... Obama must go!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Racists? Really?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nuh-Uh..

Obama Finds a Legal Way Around The 2nd Amendment.

If This Passes, There Will Be WAR

On Wednesday Obama Took the First Major Step in a Plan to Ban
All Firearms in the United States

On Wednesday the Obama administration took its first major
step in a plan to ban all firearms in the United States.
The Obama administration intends to force gun control and
a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the
signing of international treaties with foreign nations. By
signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama
administration can use the US State Department to bypass
the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the US
Government signs these international treaties, all US
citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by
foreign governments. These are laws that have been
developed and promoted by organizations such as the United
Nations
and individuals such as George Soros and Michael
Bloomberg
. The laws are designed and intended to lead to
the complete ban and confiscation of all firearms.

The Obama administration is attempting to use tactics and
methods of gun control that will inflict major damage to
our 2nd Amendment before US citizens even understand what
has happened. Obama can appear before the public and tell
them that he does not intend to pursue any legislation (in
the United States) that will lead to new gun control laws,
while cloaked in secrecy, his Secretary of State, Hillary
Clinton
is committing the US to international treaties and
foreign gun control laws. Does that mean Obama is telling
the truth? What it means is that there will be no
publicized gun control debates in the media or votes in
Congress. We will wake up one morning and find that the
United States has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm
and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public.
We will wake up another morning and find that the US has
signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm
ownership. And then, we will wake up yet another morning
and find that the US has signed a treaty that requires US
citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local
government collection
and destruction center or face
imprisonment.

This is not a joke nor a false
warning. As sure as government health care will be forced
on us by the Obama administration through whatever means
necessary, so will gun control.

Read the Article

U.S. reverses stance on treaty to
regulate arms trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The
United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it
would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms
sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance
critics said gave every nation a veto.

The decision, announced in a statement released by the U.S.
State Department, overturns the position of former
President George W. Bush's administration, which had
opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national
controls were better.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Moment Just Before The Pain..

WARNING!!! The images below are graphic and not for the feint of heart...













..But we feel it now













Thursday, March 25, 2010

Politics and Perception

by David W. Andersen

Someone once told me that 'Perception is Reality', in other words if I perceive you to be a certain way then my thoughts will go that way and ultimately my opinion becomes that way. My reality, as flawed as it may be, is definitely formed from my perceptions.

Don't confuse perception with judgement. Judgement 'uses' perception to categorize people and apply your principles to their perceived behavior, to form an unrealistic case for or against them. This is probably why Jesus told us not to judge one another.

So I was listening to a real Democrat (the kind of Democrat that was around in my parents day) on television tonight. He made a real good point. That it's not about winning or losing in party politics, rather it's about a kind of iron-sharpening-iron effect that leads to good pragmatic laws being past with the public interest always at the forefront. He was lamenting that this has not been the case with the Obama administration or the Pelosi/Reid Congress. He also blames Republicans and I must say I agree.

I remembered how I felt post 9-11 when both parties worked together to make sense of the attack on the Towers in NYC. I remember how no one was 'grabbing' the lime light and trying to paint the other party in a negative light or minimize their accomplishments. I remember seeing CSPAN coverage of debates and hearing both sides making sensible arguments.. I remember thinking how glad I was that we had such good people in our government.

...and then about 18 months away from 2004 elections, in a concerted Democrat and Media effort, I remember how shocked I was to hear those same democrats say the opposite of what they had been saying 2 years prior. It made me feel sick. I realized that this is what elections had come down to. The Republicans responded in like manner along with Sean Hannity and others.. nit picking, mis-characterizing and again it came down to who was right and who would win.

Then I look at the Tea Party movement in our country. Whether you like it or not, it is a large population of our country that is unhappy with our representation. This group alone is controversial because they don't reflect the sentiments of everyone, or are 'perceived' and 'Judged' to be a certain type of people. But the worst thing is that those in 'Power', i.e. our elected officials want to cast them as fringe kooks carrying silly signs that can't be taken seriously. Why? Because they are wanting our nation to go back to its roots and core beliefs of the constitution. Our Government officials enjoy way more power than the constitution affords and ultimately when another conservative is back in office, government will shrink, mandates and entitlements at taxpayers expense will cease, and we will get back to the work of rebuilding the greatest nation ever conceived on this planet and in Human History.

This Government spending and takeover of companies and health care has sparked alot of debate and it has unintentionally done something that neither party is thrilled about.. It has exposed and awakened a large population of 'regular citizens' to the corruptions and elitism that exists in our congress. This is bad for every sitting congress person and senator because the over reaction in 2010 is to vote them all out. That would be unfortunate, but the lesson here to all public officials is this: "You must govern in a transparent way that represents those you represent or you will have a very short political life"

Having said all of this, I believe that the reason no other nation affords it's citizens the rights we enjoy is that they don't 'trust' the people to do the right thing. This is universally true, mob rule gave us lynchings and the like.. bad mob. But no other nation has a revered document that restrains both the people and the politicians like the Constitution of these United States. The elitist progressives say "hey we are arrogant to think that such a young country could have gotten right, we need to take our cues from European nations:" But let's not forget that those who formed this document took into account the thousands of years of abuse and failure that led to the conditions in England and other European countries, to be the way they were.

In effect, we were the beneficiaries of thousands of years of trying different methods. Bottom line, without the Constitution and 3 pronged government, we would have fallen long ago. So it is my perception today that we need to all agree on this document, try not to radically change or abolish it, and look for ways we can work together to make our government spend less and work better for it's Citizens.

What do you think?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Speech

It is truly amazing, but not shocking, that Democrats are now making up allegations of protester racism and the news arms of the DNC are now openly wondering if Republican Congressman are culpable for the violence and racial slurs?

Wow, protesters in Ottawa managed to become so violent that Ann Coulter was advised not to proceed with attending her invited scheduled debate on campus." Francois Houle, vice-president academic and provost of the University of Ottawa, sent Coulter a preemptive email the day before her scheduled debate.

In Houle’s e-mail, a copy of which was obtained by the National Post, the administrator urges Coulter to weigh her words with “respect and civility in mind” when she speaks at the University of Ottawa campus Tuesday.

“Our domestic laws, both provincial and federal, delineate freedom of expression (or ‘free speech’) in a manner that is somewhat different than the approach taken in the United States. I therefore encourage you to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable in Canada and to do so before your planned visit here.”

Houle goes on: “Promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges.”

AND..this is how liberals around the world conduct themselves toward any adversary. If you speak the truth you are a 'hater' and use 'hate speech', if someone completely trashes a conservative? well, no one complains.

IN other news, Santa Clara California City Council, though they are facing a $250 million dollar budget deficit, have decided to use their resources to take on the task of 'forcing' McDonald's to remove their children's toys from 'Happy Meals'. They claim they have the authority to do so because the toys cause children to gravitate toward these high fat, high sugar food choices and after all, it is a health care issue so we are empowered to 'control' private citizens and private industry. (after all Washington just opened that door).

Meanwhile, New home sales are the lowest on record, liberal papers and magazines have seen advertising drop to 1987 levels, true unemployment is 17% (because they don't count people that stop trying to find work), Healthcare companies as well as many states claim that bankruptcy is only a few years away due to the new health care legislation and liberals are now saying that the public is angry but that it will improve now that Obama care has passed into law. They claim the 'anger' was NOT due to the bill itself, but rather that it took too long to get it passed.. but that's all over now.

Welcome to the USSA (United Socialist States of America). This is a world where now you will start seeing taxes and undue controls on every aspect of your life. Here are just a few:

  1. Healthcare taxes on menu items at your local restaurant to help cover the cost of providing full healthcare benefits to all those part-time bus boys and food servers.
  2. Taxes on Soda Pop
  3. Taxes on Tanning Booths and plastic surgery (Don't worry Nancy, Botox wasn't taxed)
  4. Taxes on Cadillac Healthcare Plans, or as we like to call it Pre-Obama level health care. (a punishment for being the exception)
Coming Soon...
  1. Taxes for parking on the public street in front of your house. (you know the street you pay for with your tax dollars)
  2. Taxes for Home Schooling your children (Because they don't attend the public school your property taxes already go to)
  3. Taxes for owning a boat, RV or other recreational vehicle (you should be ashamed)
  4. Taxes for paying dues to an organized group (NRA dues and your church tithe will fall into this category but unions will be exempt of course)
  5. Taxes for having more than 500 sq ft per person in your household so if you have 2000 sq ft but only 3 people.. Kaching! (you can thank the census for this one)
  6. Taxes on all food items unless you buy with food stamps or WIC (because that helps to redistribute the wealth)
Final note: The worst of the Healthcare mandates will hit us (and I mean all of us) in 2014. Also the insurance industry doesn't calculate for the immediate provisions until after the 2010 elections. When health care premiums triple in 2011, because they have now no choice to stay in business, do you think the Dem's might then say "Oh those greedy insurance companies! We need to pass a bill to get rid of the insurance companies and go to a single payer healthcare plan."? Watch for it, be vigilant, be prayerful, God is still on the throne (but don't tell Obama or he might try to eliminate the competition).


by David W. Andersen