25 December 2010
07 December 2010
The site is obviously run by someone with a solid understanding of Black Liberation Theology, mixed with a strain of radical black activism. It's one of the most racist websites I've ever seen.
Here we have an example of someone who doesn't get it: he luxuriates in the lap of luxury, in the most opulent and lush cradle of freedom, and all he can do is complain about how "put upon" he is, about how blacks aren't getting reparations, how violence and the murders of police officers ("Pigs" he calls them) is justified and, endorsed.
He calls Timothy Herring a hero and even denigrates Stephen Peters.
He has no room for black officers either - they're either "uncle Toms" or sellouts.
My audience knows my attitude about reparations: the black community doesn't need, nor deserve reparations because they've had 45 years of reparations -- They amount to $14 trillion dollars in welfare payments.
I usually don't link to such trash but my audience deserves to know who and what are out there, because the best defense is a good offense.
I couldn't help but notice that in the commentary on the website someone mentioned that the black head of CPD Human Resources, allegedly said "everyone thinks of the police as white & uneducated." If that's true then she should be removed from her post. Anyone have a line on that?
By the way, I'm still practically GIDDY that Tupac was murdered in cold blood, and that his killer(s) are still out there on the loose. Maybe (a boy can dream) Tupac's killer will somehow seek out and kill some Black Foot Soldiers or maybe Creaux Steele. Ah, yes; that'd be nice.
Karma's a bitch.
From the article:
|Retired Sgt. Ryan Newell of Marion, Kansas, a turret gunner who lost both legs to an improvised bomb in Afghanistan in 2008, is being held in Sedgwick County, Kansas, in lieu of $500,000 bail, and defense attorney Boyd McPherson was negotiating with prosecutors Monday to reduce the bail, he told CNN in an interview.|
Newell, his wife, Carrie, and their four children were the subject of local media attention when the national nonprofit Homes for Our Troops constructed a new house for the family this year.
Since Newell's arrest last week, McPherson's office has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from supporters of Newell or opponents of the Westboro Baptist Church, led by Pastor Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas.
These charges are serious, but forgive me for being a bit callous - those assholes at the Westboro Baptist church deserve every live round that comes singing through the air toward their collective heads. Do they have a right to free speech? Certainly. Does that right extend to them harassing and baiting the grieving family members of fallen soldiers? No.
Does it take any 'courage' to stand there and hold the most despiccable signs?
Well I don't have all the facts on the case, but Sgt. Newell deserves our support. If you can spare a few bucks please send a donation to Sgt. Ryan Newell's defense fund. These Westboro pukes need to be stood up to; and that's exactly what Sgt. Ryan Newell did.
From a concerned citizen:
|I just spoke to his (Newell's) attorney's office. He was released this afternoon, but there is a defense fund being set up. They said a lot of people are calling and are outraged. If anyone wants to donate, please make the check out to Sgt. Ryan Newell. Send to the following address:Law Office of Boyd R. McPherson|
Sgt. Ryan Newell, Legal Defense Fund
500 N. Market Street
Wichita, KS 67214
06 December 2010
04 December 2010
As soon as it was announced that she was McCain's pick for vice-president in the 2008 presidential election, the DNC sent 30 attorney's into Alaska to start digging up dirt on her, and her family. Within weeks we all knew the names of Palin's husband and their children. We knew Bristol was pregnant out of wedlock by Levi Johnston, that Sara and Todd had a "special needs" baby, and that Todd had a DUI arrest 22 years prior. No such robust investigation was ever conducted on Obama or his family prior to, nor since, the election.
Why such vitriol? It's simple - it all goes back to Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals. Alinsky taught that when a person is a target of the radicals, he, she or it need to be effectively eliminated. The tactics have been used beautifully against conservatives, the military, and law enforcement since the 1960's.
Palin is a target; and therefore she is a threat. Alinsky's rules #5, #8 and #12 are being used against her; and they're working.
|Unfortunately, over the last couple of weeks, even conservative media pundits such as Mona Charen, Peggy Noonan, George Will, Joe Scarborough and Matt Labash see these attacks and warn that she can’t win the presidency. They even buy into the attacks on her judgment, intelligence, and competence. But what these conservatives don’t appreciate is that Palin is being attacked because she is smart and effective, not because she is dumb.For just how far off base her coverage by the media has been, consider the reaction when Sarah Palin, a Fox News contributor and former Alaska governor, last Wednesday accidentally referred to North Korea as an ally. It was an obvious slip of the tongue and she corrected the trivial gaffe immediately in her very next sentence. The local, national, and even international news coverage was massive, making the trivial error front-page news. A Google news search finds 834 separate news stories run just that day alone.|
Rule 5:"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is little or no defense against this. This is what really did the most damage to GW Bush. The ridicule comes from late night comedians, cable talking-heads, and the "intelligentsia" in the old media. With Palin, just look at the Tina Fey impersonations. Also see how Charlie Gibson was so sober and accusatory towards her during that 2008 interview. Gibson excoriated her over the Bush Doctrine.
Compare that to Gibson's interview of the Magic Negro later that month. Gibson launched softballs at Obama, and only mentioned Obama's gaff with Israel briefly.
Rule #8: "Keep the pressure on. Never let up." Palin is the Dresden of the political theatre. Carpet bombing her is the media's favorite past-times. The best way to pressure her is by using every nuanced tool against her.
Rule #12: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)" Palin is the target and the attacks on her have been highly personal.
The strategy is working - but only in one direction: against conservatives. The fact is that Democrats do not get the same withering fire from the Old Media.
Check this out:
|Of course, Democrats are virtually immune from such coverage in the mainstream media. Barack Obama's intelligence is never questioned, even though he refuses to disclose his college or law school grades, but the list of his gaffes are almost endless. Obama uses a TelePrompter for a reason. Take him telling supporters on May 9, 2008: "I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii . . . ." But a Google news search shows only six news stories mentioning the "57 states" mention over the first three days (virtually all in conservative publications) and only 14 after a week.Since becoming president, Obama has called Europe a country. He misspelled the city of "Syracuse" twice, even though the word was spelled correctly next to where he was writing it. And he said that the Constitution was written "20 centuries" ago, the FBI was founded "100 days" ago when he meant 100 years, "Austrian" is a language, breathalyzers are used to treat asthma, and that he is working hard to "halt the rise of privacy," not piracy. None of these cases got more than a few minor mentions in news stories in the months after the gaffe.|
The other day I mentioned the "57 states" comment to my insufferable other half, and she had never heard it. And many folks who don't take the time to dig down for the real story will hear or see these stories. If you aren't surfing to the websites of Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, InstaPundit, RedState, or Andrew Wilkow - then you're completely out of the loop because the Chicago Tribune, the NYTimes and LATimes aren't pushing these 'negative' stories about their fellow-travelers.
So what is the answer? There is no one baseline thing I can say that will fix this dreadful state of affairs that we face. Political correctness is a major piece of the puzzle. PC dictates that a black man who is "clean and articulate" cannot be questioned or second guessed. That's the unspoken rule, and that must change. We're all supposed to be together, but when you have an under-class that portrays themselves as being a "colony" within our society - oppressed, disregarded and abused; then that segment must be addressed and in a significant manner. The Liberals tried to placate the black community through social programs but after 45 years of welfare, all we have is more on welfare. The war on poverty created more poverty, the war on drugs created more drug dependency. That's why government doesn't work; it only takes from one and gives to another.
It was funny (tragic, really) that during the elections Obama, a doctrinaire Marxist, kept complaining about how the government didn't work, it was broken, it needed reform - and his answer? His answer to that miasma of dysfunction was none other than MORE GOVERNMENT!
Apart from eliminating PC and Multiculturalism from our society, you can take courage in the fact that the great Eric Hoffer identified this mindset back in 1951 in his brilliant book "The True Believer"
On "Doctrine" (page 78)
|The readiness for self-sacrifice is contingent on an imperviousness to the realities of life. He who is free to draw conclusions from his individual experience and observation is no t usually hospitable to the idea of martyrdom. For self-sacrifice is an unreasonable act. It cannot be the end-product of a process of probing and deliberating. All active mass movements strive, therefore, to interpose a fact-proff screen between the faithful and the realities of the world. They do this by claiming that the ultimate and absolute truth is already embodied in their doctrine and that there is no truth nor certitude outside of it. The facts on which the true believer bases his conclusions must not be derived from his experience nor observation but from holy writ. "So tenaciously should we cling to the word revealed by the Gospel, that were I to see all the Angels of Heaven coming down to me to tell me something different, not only would I not be tempted to doubt a single syllable, but I would shut my eyes and stop my ears, for they would not deserve to be either seen nor heard." To rely on the evidence of the senses and of reason is heresy and treason. It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necesary to make belief possible. What we know as blind faith is sustained by innumerable unbeliefs. The fanatical Japanese in Brazil refused to believe for years the evidence of Japan's defeat (in WWII). The fanatical Communist refuses to believe any unfavorable report or evidence about Russia, nor will he be disillusioned by seeing with his own eyes the cruel misery inside the Soviet promised-land. It is the true believer's ability to "shut his eyes and stop his ears" to facts that do not deserve to be either seen or heard which is the source of his unequaled fortitude and constancy.|
Hoffer points out, by quoting Bergson, that "Strength of faith manifests itself not in moving mountains, but in not seeing mountains to move."
We see the "true believer" operating today as a Drone of Obamanomics, as the person who refuses to acknowledge that something is wrong. The standard-bearer of Political Correctness will never be dissuaded through facts or evidence. It just wouldn't do. Unstopping their ears and listening, truly listening, to their own ears is just too painful and they'd rather float in a Nihilistic fantasy of their own creation. The SDS radicals in the 1960's had a vision of the future of America and it was an unattainable utopia. They wanted to burn this country to the ground, in order to make way for their Marxist gulag.
Just as today we see those who want to tear down our society by destroying religion, rending the fabric of the family, and replacing those two factions with the Almighty State. Orwell was prophetic in his novel "1984". He actually defined a Drone (True Believer) when he wrote "Parsons was Winston's fellow employee at the Ministry of Truth. He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms—one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the thought police, the stability of the Party depended."
That defines today's Democrat voter.
25 November 2010
Happy Thanksgiving, my cherished readers.
For those of you who need a refresher on the real story behind why we give Thanks today, here's Chapter 6 from Rush Limbaugh's book "See, I told you so."
It was the governor's decision to make each family responsible for growing food, instead of having it in a 'collective' that saved the pilgrims lives. Capitalistic tactics worked so well and produced so much food that they had enough to feed the local indians; and used the occasion to give thanks.
Have a great day - spread the Love!
09 November 2010
It's sickening and appalling that a sitting president would invite 11 foreign countries to come in and offer their legal opinion on a state's law - especially since each of those countries wouldn't even consider relaxing their own immigration laws.
The challenges to this law won't stand because the Federal government's position is unsupported by the constitution. Period. So this little charade by our "Radical In Chief" won't play - except to score him points with his Mercedes Marxists dictators and apparatchiks.
Just one more example of the incompetence that is Barack Hussein Obama. It is frankly stunning that someone with so little ability, and so little common sense is our current president. His recent trip to India, which is costing us $200 million dollars per day, is another example of how little he truly cares about his constituents. You've got almost 50% of the population not paying taxes anyway, so there's half of America that doesn't care how much the government spends, but you and I certainly do care.
I was watching Dancing With The Stars last night (don't ask) and Brandi is partnered up with some pro-dancer named Maks. I was thinking that there is little difference between Brandi's qualifications and Obama's. In fact, if Brandi ran for president she'd probably win. She's cute, she can dance, she has a great smile, she doesn't speak 'ghetto' and she's black. Apparently those are 'qualifications' to be president in 52.6% of American voters. Hell, she may even do better than BHO because I doubt she's had the Marxist indoctrination that Barry had.
God bless AZ and Gov. Jan Brewer. http://securetheborder.org/
01 November 2010
The change we got was a shift from a moderate Liberal form of government to a RADICAL Socialist one. What that means in concrete terms is that the folks in power will do what they can to empower the centralized authoritarian federal government, and diminish the power of the individual.
It is stealth, and it is insidious. Here's an audio snippet of renowned communist agitator Frances "destroy the system from within" Fox Piven and her comments to an audience who think that Obama is not LEFT enough:
"PIVEN: Obama has done some good things as president. Most of us don't notice those things because he has done them under the radar."
That's right folks: this government is doing things you couldn't imagine, and we won't know about it until we either get them out, or we feel the results of their tyrannical plans. We are feeling the effects of Obama's disasterous, misguided policies already. He's racked up more debt in 24 months than other presidents in 214 years - COMBINED!
This nation wasn't founded on racism or slavery - it was founded on Liberty and Limited, responsible government. Federal power is supposed to derived from the People, and the States - that system is now inverted. We and the States are in the position of going to the Feds to get money and resources. It shouldn't be that way; and not because of an ideological difference. It shouldn't be that way because that kind of government breeds abuses and tyranny.
Are you better off now? Absolutely not. You must VOTE to protect your family, and your future. This government is out of control; it knows no limits on its thirst for power and resources.
Here is a list of Illinois candidates. Please consider voting for all Republican candidates. The reason? None of the Democrats are conservative. At least some of the Republicans are. I'm voting for Kirk, not because he's a conservative, but because the option is unthinkable. Giannoulias is a fraud and a disgrace, but we've been electing people like Giannoulias for decades now. Let's do something different this time - vote conservative.
If Obama was the answer - how stupid was the question?
If you're curious, I'm voting for the following:
Peter Silvestri - Commissioner
Joel Pollak - 9th district Congressman
Dan Rutherford - Treasurer
Bill Brady - Governor
Roger Keats - Cook County board president
* * Vote NO to ALL judges, because the VAST MAJORITY are activist, incompetent disgraces * * *
Politicians run typically run on a center-right platform because 20% of voters self-identify as 'very conservative', and 40% as 'conservative.' But when they get into office they install Leftist policies. If you're conservative, don't get discouraged. You are in good company. The Tea Party are made up of conservatives who are responsible, hard-working, tax-paying folks who don't want to eliminate government, but want one that is responsive, limited and restrained by the original intent of the Founders. In other words, Tea Party people are YOU.
Spread the word, and God bless this nation; the Greatest Country on the face of the earth, in spite of the Liberal, the Marxist and the socialist.
28 October 2010
I, and my fellow Americans are not.
I knew back in 2008 what a disaster was heading our way with Obama in charge. All you had to do was look at his background and voting record to see he was going to steal from the productive sector and use the money to payoff his political cronies.
Many independents don't care about politics until it hits home. Well are you better off now than you were 2 years ago? Absolutely not.
Unemployment is over 10%, inflation is ticking up, taxes are going to go through the roof effective 2011, Nationalized Healthcare will make you pay 3.8% on the sale of your home, the VAT tax is coming back, and the Statists in office are finding new and ingenious ways to steal MORE of your money. Obama has increased the national debt by $5 trillion even though Pelosi promised that there'd be no new debt increases on her watch. The lies from this administration are legion; and are no joke. The stock market is up - why? Because companies are hoping Republicans win BIG this Tuesday. Remember them? The entities that employ and drive the engine of our economy? I know Obama and his apartachicks love to demonize them - and YOU by proxy. But the government that is big enough to give you everything, is big enough to take it all away.
These failed models of socialist utopias should be disdained. They cause suffering and misery. You can see it all around you with this administration shilling their marxist models as 'mainstream.'
Capitalism is the best model for fairly allowing people to operate in an environment of freedom. The dairy farmer doesn't know the race or gender of the person buying his milk, the truck driver doesn't know the ethnicity of the person who pulled the crude oil from the ground to refine his truck's fuel. None of us care about that. The Left demonizes to divide and destroy. That's what they do. And they've done a damned good job of painting conservatives as the "enemy of the people." And many of you have fallen for it.
Remember: According to Obama's memoir, the seminal point in his life was when he heard Jeremiah Wright's sermon, white man's greed runs a world in need.. So his fundamental philosophy is to take from the "haves"and give to the "have-nots" - or as Alinsky put it: the "want mores."
Let's take a look at a brillant exchange between the obtuse Phil Donahue, and the ever-wise economist Milton Friedman
That's exactly right. The Left loves to wallow in self-hate, and thinks America is "the bad guy." Here's a song by someone Coldtype and Leftisbest would probably support. In fact, they could probably write this song:
Leaving that all behind, let's focus on Tuesday. I think this short speech by Reagan is poignant and timely.
The radicals in charge want to destroy this country, so that they can rebuild it into a utopian fantasy.
We need people in Washington who understand and respect the limits placed on them by the US Constitution. That's pretty much all we want - get government out of our way and let the American people do their magic.
25 October 2010
And she loves her tax-cheating, corrupt colleague Charlie Rangel:
Birds of a feather.....
And from Joel's Facebook page, he's up against someone with zero regard for rules or decorum:
|Again and again, we’ve seen Schakowsky break the rules whenever and wherever she can--whether it’s violating House ethics rules by helping her political contributors with their delinquent loans, handing out propaganda at the League of Women Voters forum, trying to enter a polling place without intending to vote, or violating the agreed-upon format of the Protect Our Heritage forum by using her time to slam her opponent. Schakowsky’s mode of campaigning is to lie and cheat--until she’s caught, or faces serious opposition. We even caught one of her supporters stealing lawn signs yesterday. I’m proud that our campaign is standing up to her, and exposing her tactics for all to see.|
Vote for Joel Pollak - www.pollakforcongress.com
18 October 2010
Federal Spending, excluding FDIC, TARP, and Fannie/Freddie Mac - went up 9% last year over the previous year. Over the last 2 years, the Federal Government spending grew 21.4%
This administration cannot blame anyone but themselves. Obama and the Dummycrats are trying to bankrupt this country. As National Review piece says - we don't have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem.
That is unsustainable.
And remember that effective January 1, 2011 - taxes are coming back like a roaring lion. Government run healthcare will push a spike in premiums, Death Tax will go from zero to 65%, a VAT tax on TOP of the state and local tax, the spending is massive.
And the Democrats don't care - they have ignored the will of the people. They won't acknowledge any limits on their power.
This is just more of what's to come if the Democrats retain their seats after November 2.
17 October 2010
Yes indeed, this Liberal writer gets mugged by reality - and there is no escape except to embrace conservatism.
14 October 2010
13 October 2010
Hat Tip: Detective Shaved Longcock
1. How did Rahm Emanuel "earn" $16 million over a 3 year period working on the board at Freddie Mac? Story here.
2. Does he meet the residency requirement? Seems like a valid point.
3. A friend of mine works security at the temple that the Emanuel brothers attend, and I'm told Rahm is an arrogant, pompous, condescending troll who won't as much make eye contact with the "unwashed masses."
4. The creepy ballerina brought the auspices of the US Census under his bailiwick. Gee - I wonder why he did that? Do you think he wanted to give his Democratic colleagues a leg up in districting and representation? If a conservative president and Chief of Staff had pulled that then you would have seen the press loop story after story on how the White House was "imperialist."
[Oh yeah, he's a bottom for sure.]
Emanuel is corrupt, and connected deeper than the Mariana Trench. Another example of how corrupt and incestuous Washington is, Barney Frank (D-Fruitcake) received a free private jet flight to the Virgin Islands as a quid-pro-quo for sending $25 million in stimulus money to a hedge fund operated under AIG.
This coming from a socialist with delusions of persecution from her days learning the important lessons of Black Liberation Theology. Communism is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of people since the turn of the century. Communism is enforced socialism, and socialism is Statism - which means that the state controls the lives, private property and freedoms of its citizens. It is the state over the individual.
Another Liberal hack who thinks capitalism is the root of our problems. Uh no Donna -- unfettered, unrestrained, out-of-control GOVERNMENT is the root of our problems.
Speaking of Big Shoulders: Chicago happens to be up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle and its tax-paying citizens will be proverbially, and profoundly pissed off within the next 4 years.
Why, you ask?
Because a new study listing the top 10 cities closest to having their pensions run out of money has Chicago at #2. You can be thankful that it's not at #1. (Yes, I'm a Glass-Half-Full person) but right now the city's unfunded liabilities hover at $44.8 billion.
From the study:
Many U.S. cities are therefore carrying substantial off‐balance‐sheet debt in the form of unfunded pension obligations. We also identify 6 major municipalities whose current pension assets would only be sufficient to pay already‐promised benefits through 2020, and 20 whose current pension assets would only be sufficient to pay already‐promised benefits through 2025.
Keep in mind that Daley's privatization of the parking meters only got him a lump sum debit to his cash account of $1.15 billion. And that lease goes for 99 years.
But even in good times this city sucks.
In the last 30 years, almost 79 local elected officials - 3 of the last 5 governors - and 27 aldermen have been convicted of a crime. And those are just the ones that they're able to catch. It is One-party rule here, with 50 alderman all running a socialist "utopia" and their hands into everything.
Have you noticed that with Daley not running for reelection, hundreds of people who were politically connected to Da'Mayor are now either crying, or quaking with fear. They know their days are numbered because when the next Mafioso steps in to take his place, he'll have a whole new cadre of automatons to do his bidding. Daley "balanced" the 2011 Chicago budget but used his father's Magic Kingdom slide-rule to make the numbers look quasi-legit, but there were significant omissions in their calculations.
As the-ever-brilliant SCC points out, the cupboard is indeed bare:
[Daley will use] a 20 percent increase in parking meter rates. So all those billions from the Skyway and parking meter and downtown garage leases? The 75-and-99-year leases? Gone in under three years. Way to plan ahead Dick! And we aren't sure about this, but aren't those parking meter increases all going to the leasing company?
But it gets worse:
He also plans to count on $80 million in “more favorable revenues” and $32 million in savings generated by a full year of union concessions not yet negotiated. An agreement that calls for unpaid furlough days and comp time instead of cash overtime expires June 30."more favorable revenues" is code for "fantasy numbers."
Even Leftist rags like Slate.com have wondered aloud why Chicago is such a hotbed of corruption. Here's Slate's history of the fetid swamp that IS Chicago politics.
Chicago moved towards a one-party system that made it even more vulnerable to corruption: The city's last Republican mayor left office in 1931. Today, not even the Democratic primaries are competitive—for the most part, once you're in office, you stay there. The weak campaign finance laws in Illinois probably helped to stave off competition in recent years.
This is what you get when a One-party, Liberal Democrat city that is run like a fiefdom. Daley and his old man are textbook examples of entrenched Machine politicians - taking money with one hand, handing it out for political favors with the other. Meanwhile Daley thinks he has the right to pick and choose which constitutional amendments apply to you and me. He doesn't like guns? Then in direct violation of the Second Amendment, Daley won't let you have a gun in your home in Chicago. You don't like what's happening to the CPD, and you think Weis is incompetent and you put out an opinion piece detailing why you think so (John Andrews blog)? Then you get stripped and possibly fired for exercising your First Amendment right to free speech.
And it goes on and on and on .....
God help us; please pray for this city and this state ... but also, VOTE on November 2nd and do not vote for ANYONE with a (D) after their name. The entire Democrat party has been hijacked by the New Left.
It's pretty pathetic that the voters of this country elected a bunch of Leftists hacks without realizing that Leftists only care about The Almighty State; NOT about individual rights or constitutional originalism.
Schakowsky's husband was convicted of fraud when both of them sat on the board of an Illinois "public interest group" called the Illinois Public Action Fund. She claims to have no knowledge of the bank fraud committed by her husband while they served together.
She is on video crowing about how socialized medicine will destroy the private insurance sector, and she's an advocate of the single payer system.
Jan Schakowsky is an acolyte of Saul Alinsky, and she undoubtedly is a closet communist. Her voting record to destroy private healthcare and compel us to purchase government-run insurance is an abomination.
Schakowsky is a big-spending, tax-increase, Liberal Democrat. She has no shame in standing before her constituents and bragging how much she's stolen from the private sector in order to empower the Government - punishing the winners, and protecting the losers.
Vote for Joel Pollak. He's a solid conservative and has a good chance at beating Jan, but only if we get the word out.
Please visit Pollak for Congress and support him. You can also go to his campaign HQ on Dempster (just across the street from Lutheran General hospital) and pick up a yard sign and campaign literature.
Conservatism is the only antidote to tyrants like Schakowsky. Let's get out there and take her down (politically, of course).
Sic semper tyrannis
12 October 2010
So writes Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME was also political director of ABC news for 6 years. Halperin is no conservative. Let me put that right out there.
For him to write such a scathing piece on Barry Sotero's incompetence is truly something to behold. In fact it is breath-taking to see how quickly the Democratic party has imploded during the last 6 months.
Administration officials are leaving the White House like rats deserting a ship. Democratic seats that 5 years ago were solid blue are now in play.
Remember the 1994 GOP take-over? Forget that one - that was peanuts. This take-over may be as big as 1894! Even the Brits are picking up on what a disaster Obama and his policies are. Here are 5 reasons why this presidency is in a tail-spin.
Recent polling shows that George Bush is now AS POPULAR as Barack Hussein Obama.
The independents of this country are waking up. They see what's going on around them: record foreclosures, record bankruptcies, government expenditures going through the roof, TARP, Stimulus I and II, S-chip, Socialized medicine, the takeover of private industries.... all this is Tyranny, plain and simple.
The healthcare boondoggle was probably the biggest insult; the government has no right to compel a private citizen into purchasing a product. It is blatantly unconstitutional. 70% of the American people didn't want it - did that stop Barry Sotero from pushing it through? Hell no.
And THAT is why people are so pissed off. It is the economy, stupid - someone should whisper that into Obama's elephantine ears.
Ah, November 2nd is election day...please get your friends and families to the polls. This is a desperate hour because the Democrats are already reaching deep into their bag of dirty tricks.
05 October 2010
The difference was that the police chief, the mayor and the governor were all working in concert to support their officers and the results were impressive.
New York has enjoyed a 15 year boon of tourism and solid gold PR.
And Chicago? Chicago cherry picks what they'll use from the NY model. The brass thinks that all they need to do is track crime numbers vis-a-vis COMSTAT. Chicago brass, with the likes of Weis leading the pack, are NOT supporting their officers.
You need look no further than the Cozzi case. The rank and file officers in Chicago are attuned to crime and the courts, and they don't trust the process. The stories are legion and amount to a morale that is lower than the Marianas Trench.
A/5 detectives bring witnesses in to the station to be interviewed. After 50 hours in custody, two witnesses are charged with aggravated battery with a handgun. The criminals sue and the 2 detectives have to pay $60,000 each in punitive damages for violating the rights of the witnesses (who turned out to be the offenders anyway). That ruling also removed 24 hours from the charging rule. They used to have 72 hours to charge, but now it's only 48. Coppers were sued for signing complaints against gang-members when they'd catch them flashing gang-signs at rival gangs. The reckless conduct charge states that when someone engages in an activity which endangers the safety of the public (like getting caught in gang-crossfire), they can be charged criminally because their actions may result in the death or injury of innocent bystanders. But the courts and the Slip-and-Fall lawyers think differently. Dozens of officers have been sued civilly for arrests under the reckless conduct charge, because the Liberal activist judges dismiss such cases as not "worthy" of enforcement, thus leaving the officers open to civil litigation.
And what does that engender? Malaise. Officers aren't going to go out and do police work when they know that they're going to be tossed under the bus by the leadership of the department.
Officers will then just do the minimum. It's a shame that this city doesn't get it, and never will.
Chicago needs more officers on the streets, period. That will help but what will also help is to have a mayor who is pro-Police, and a governor who will push judges to enforce the law as written - and not at their personal whim.
Personally I don't think Illinois will ever be a Red State because we have too many people who are entrenched in the socialist model and refuse to think for themselves. Many more folks will suffer and die because of short-sighted, cowardly incompetents who run Chicago's government and courts.
04 October 2010
The recent dust-up between Mark Levin and Gloria Allread (audio link here) shows two things:
1. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has extensive records as to who is qualified to work in the US, and could easily pinpoint how many people are working under false social security numbers (as well as tell us EXACTLY how many illegals are here working right now.)
2. ICE is not enforcing the law with regards to using a false or stolen social security numbers. In fact, if an employer receives notification from the SSA, they are told explicitly that the offending employee cannot be fired for using a false or stolen social security number.
Working under a false or stolen SS number is Identity Theft. In October 1998, President Bill Clinton signed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deference Act of 1998. This act makes it a felony to use or transfer the identity (including the SSN) of another person. OIG's Strategic Enforcement Division (SED) say they are also targeting scams run by immigrant groups and foreign nationals. Except in May of 2009, the supreme court ruled that the courts had to prove that the illegal who purchased a social security number from a third party, had to know that he was purchasing a false or stolen SS number. From The Center for Immigration Studies:
May 2009 Supreme Court ruling in Flores-Figueroa v. United States.1 Flores crippled prosecutors’ longstanding practice of using the aggravated identity theft statute by requiring that prosecutors now also prove that a defendant knew he was using a real person’s identity information, as opposed to counterfeit information not connected to an actual person. The statute is an important tool for immigration enforcement. Proving a defendant’s knowledge about his crime is always difficult, and impossible in some cases, even where there is substantial harm and clear victims. This is especially the situation with illegal aliens who buy identity information from third parties. The inevitable result of the Flores decision is to enable perpetrators an easy defense and to tie prosecutors’ hands. The defendant in the case was an illegal alien working at a steel plant in Illinois.
So OIG is 'targeting' illegals but the Flores decision effectively emasculates their enforcement powers. The fact is, we are doing very little to enforce CURRENT immigration laws. About the only positive thing Obama has done is increase deportations of illegal aliens. He's deported 10% more than Bush did.
So where are we at this immigration?
Arnold Ahlert writes a brilliant piece on the absurdities of our elite leadership in their attempts to justify shoving immigration reform down our throats.
|You've got to hand it to our cultural elitists. They are so suffused with a sense of their own superiority, they think they can sell something that almost three-quarters of the public stand firmly against. Thus, it should surprise no one that two of the "anointed few," New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, testified Thursday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration about the necessity of providing amnesty, as Murdoch put it, for "law-abiding, illegal immigrants." Law-abiding illegals? George Orwell would be proud.|
Full story here.
Let's spend $57 billion-a-year strictly enforcing the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the last sucker's bet in which complete amnesty was followed up by half-hearted attempts to enforce that law's provisions for border control and taking businesses to task for hiring illegals. But don't take my word for it, just look at far more relevant "statistics:" .
What it comes down is the myth of cultural diversity, and the Democrats wanting to use illegals and the hispanic vote as a power base.
There are few positives to having 'diversity' in your work force. Just ask James Watson.
01 October 2010
Beale wants to "level the playing field" which is racial-rabble-rousing Code for "we need to get more blacks on the police force."
He's not concerned in the least about qualified individuals becoming police officers, he wants his peeps getting a job, yo!
This ghetto mind-set is a large part of the problem as to why shit can't get done effectively in this Democrat bastion. Beale and his ilk want to put their people to work, but they ignore education, qualifications, character and background - it's enough for Beale to say,"Oh, you're black and a constituent? Then you need a job; whiether it's a police officer, fireman or subatomic particle engineer at Fermilab, we need to get you a job!"
And what are you going to get if you waive the college requirement? WAY more black and hispanic applicants, and - I go back to my first point: Are they qualified? I don't thin you need college to be an effective police officer, but college goes a long way in demonstrating that you have the ability to start something, follow through, and finish it.
What an asshat.
30 September 2010
It can wear on your nerves, especially if the desk is your assigned position. If you're working the street and you encounter a person who is either drunk or belligerent, you have the discretion as to whether you will give them a report or not. The beauty of the squad car is that you can drive away. I personally do not like to reward bad behavior, and if the person is discourteous and rude, I'll tell them why I'm not going to issue a report - and they can call a sergeant if they don't like it. They can always go to a district station to get their precious, 'magic' piece of paper - the thing that will make their miserable little lives all better.
I didn't witness this incident but the 025 desk had some gang-bangers come in the other day asking "Damn, where my boy be at?" They wanted to know when their compatriot would be released from custody. Apparently when they didn't get the answer that they wanted, one of them told a male desk officer,"Man - fuck you!" The desk officer told the gang-banger to leave, and used some off-color language in order to get the offender to vacate the station.
All this was witnessed by the district commander, who then ordered the 3rd watch watch commander to issue a SPAR for the male desk officer.
Mind you, these gang-bangers came into the station, screaming, cursing and demanding - all the while witnessed by the D/C, and instead of backing up his desk personnel, he stood there and then decided to discipline his officer. The gang-bangers actually committed a misdemeanor crime: Criminal Trespass to State Property (they were ordered to leave the facility and remained in violation of the command). They should have been arrested, but instead a veteran officer was officially disciplined for trying to maintain a semblance of order inside the station.
The rank and file in 025 are none-too-happy about this turn of events. It shows a disregard and a callousness that is unbecoming from a district commander. To take the side of an obnoxious, police-hating gang-banger over your own desk officer is egregious; and is something, quite frankly, that I could see Jody P. Weis doing.
Morale is in the toilet precisely because of these types of knee-jerk responses from our leaders. Maybe if the desk officer had a LAPA card in his pocket, the SPAR wouldn't have been ordered.
I'm just saying.....
28 September 2010
Well, do the taxpayers have a right to be angry?
Certainly, and here's why:
The Federal government is gaining hegemony over the states, and over the individual. Through outrageous spending schemes, and prevarications; such as TARP, Cap and Trade, Fannie/Freddie and two Stimulus packages - the Federal government has attained unheard of power and influence.
* Almost $300 billion stimulus signed by President Bush (and which Senator Obama voted for)
* Almost $800 billion stimulus signed by Barack Hussein Obama
TARP, Cap and Trade, Take over of GM, and the leviathon of Big Government Boondoggles - ObamaCare. That initiative will give 17% of the GDP in government hands. The government NOW controls 51% of the US economy.
Alan Greenspan recently said that the Stimulus packages haven't worked. And the CEO at Intel, Inc. says "Obama just doesn't get it."
All of this goes against the restraints buried in the Constitution. And what do the Democrats do? They circle the wagons and blame "Bush" and the "republicans." The majority of Americans self-identify as conservatives. The majority of Americans don't want ANY of this Big Government expansion - but do the Democrats listen? Do they care? No, they don't because all they want is Power. It's pure Machiavelli and the chief player in this pathetic drama is the Marxist-in-Chief BHO.
Here is a beautifully succinct synopsis by Michael Berry, it's entitled "Why the Democrats have to go"
and this ....
35 Days until Election Day -- please talk to your friends, family and co-workers and inform them that the only antidote to Tyranny is conservatism. With a government that will not accept any limitations on its scope and reach, where will it end? That is the question of the hour. With nothing holding it back, it will continue to grow, and grow and grow - while savaging our individual liberties, and gaining more dominion over its citizenry.
God help us.
25 September 2010
UPDATE: Sun 26Sep - Here is Joe The Cop's original piece.
Ah, political correctness rears its ugly head within the Ivory Towers of Chicago's media wonks. The elite, specifically editor-n-chief Frank Sennett of Time Out Chicago - have gone on the attack this week against a blogger at the Chicago Tribune's ChicagoNow blog.
"Joe the cop", who writes a blog called Arresting Tales, is in their cross hairs.
This week the erudite cub-reporter had the "audacity" to write a piece entitled, CTA Red Line Shooting: the ghetto shooting template - Arresting Tales
The whole thing was taken down by the time I got to it, but SCC blogged on this and the commentary was razor sharp; as usual.
Joe examined a number of police related shootings, and observed some stark similarities in the stories.
Apparently pointing out those similarities is now 'racist' - according to Frank Sennett at TOC.
You see, the boy-genius-editor-in-chief didn't appreciate the facts that Joe The Cop observed in the news coverage of this story. So Frank did what every other morose and petulant Liberal know-it-all would do: He complained and claimed to be 'offended.' Worse still he leveled the charge of racism at Joe The Cop.
As you know when a Liberal cannot support his beliefs on principle or facts, he resorts to name-calling. So Frank pulled out the MOAB of all labels and posted this over at Time Out Chicago's blog:
Full TOC story here from 23Sep. Frank's follow up from 24Sep is here. In the 24th post, Sennett claims Joe The Cop "beats up" on shooting victim and family with "impunity."
So here's my 2 cents ---
Cops see things differently. They have to. Their very lives depend on analyzing scenarios and situations that Joe Citizen never has to contemplate. The harsh reality is that George Lash should never have gotten on that train, waving a handgun around and threatening people with death or great bodily harm, and then start fighting with police when they show up on scene. It's as simple as that. Ah, but the ghetto - that rabbit hole of warped sensibilities, is a veritable 5th dimension of space and time, complete with its own rules.
Shouldn't Joe The Cop be allowed, daresay encouraged, to speak from the heart based on his knowledge, skills and abilities? Aren't we writers also artists? I know that Frank Sennett wouldn't have a problem with Bill Ayers defiling the American flag, or going to an art exhibition in which the crucifix is placed in cow urine, right? Aren't those protected acts under our beloved First Amendment? Well how about extending a tiny smidgen of the same courtesy to Joe The Cop! Damn right.
The Sheep don't like the looks of the Sheep-Dog until the Wolf rounds the corner.
And people like Frank Sennett can sit in their 81st floor office, have lunch with their other white Liberal friends and congratulate each other on how "tolerant" they are for "sticking up" for the "oppressed and colonized African Americans" that get "beat by the police" all the time.
Political correctness and multiculturalism are disgusting, and are a real problem in our society.
Joe's page is here.
11 September 2010
Witnesses say that the offender was going to punch the first person he saw in order to impress the girls he was with.
Can you imagine what media hysteria this story would generate if the offender had been white and the victim black?
Stories like these are getting WAY too commonplace. I don't have an answer as to how we're going to get beyond this stuff, but Hate Crime laws should go both ways - or not be followed at all.
Thoughts and prayers for this man's family at this difficult time.
Michelle Malkin has a great piece on her blog regarding the Ameican victims of Islamist jihadis. She actually wrote the column 7 years ago, but states,"Sadly, I could have written it today."
With the "Blame American At All Costs Crowd" - those unhinged moonbats that buy in to all kinds of ridiculous conspiracy theories - we have 911 Truthers and others who have nothing better to do than spread fictional stories about what really happened on 9/11/01.
Don't listen to them, and don't pay any attention to that "Loose Change" video - it's utter non-sense.
One of the best documentaries I have seen is the Naudet brothers (video here) who were down in mid-town Manhattan the day of the murders filming a documentary on the life of a rookie New York Fireman. It's inadvertently become an inside look at what it was like to be down there when the shit hit the fan.
God bless America, and squeeze your children a little tighter today knowing that a significant portion of Muslims agree with the tactics of Mohammed Atta and his terrorist cohorts.
And it is stupid and insensitive to even conceive of placing a Mosque at or near the site of ground Zero. It's appalling that this is even being considered.
17 August 2010
"ARE 25TH DISTRICT OFFICERS LAZY, RACIST OR ON THE TAKE?"
The story is deplorable; in effect blaming the lack of police presence for the demise of two businesses along North avenue. Those of you who've worked in a busy district already know what kind non-sense the denizens throw around out there. Many of the store-front churches along the boulevard preach Jeremiah Wright BLT from their pulpits. But Brad didn't stop there.
In order to disparage and sully the fine officers who patrol the Austin neighborhood, he interviewed one male and one female black police officer from 025. Allegedly the male officer said that the racial environment within 25 is "toxic" and the female is alleged to have said,"I only work in 25 because I live in the district and I have a teenage son. I want to be close by if the police come around and come after him." Brad also discussed how they've had a string of Spanish commanders - he called them frito banditos- and now the community is demanding a black commander.
Brad Cummings is the erstwhile associate editor and has a warped view of policing and community relations.
More than a few times he's called 25th district police as he cowered in his North avenue office because some "youths" came in with pistols and robbed him. He pays the local ruffians cash to deliver his Marxist / Black Liberation Theology tripe around Austin.
Of course, the fact that the city is down 2,500 officers isn't addressed in Brad Cummings article, nor is the fact that there are 58 store front (Make Believe) churches along this street, nor is the fact that opening and maintaining a legitimate business in this area is a Herculean task.
Shortly after The Children's Place opened last year at 4855 W. North, I spoke with the manager after he had just had to deal with a young man that had run into the store because he was being chased. Once the victim and offenders entered the store, pandemonium broke loose: They knocked down racks of clothes and one of the cretins grabbed a fire extinguisher and used it as a weapon. The manager was putting in 18 hour days and dealing with shoplifters, disturbances inside and outside the store, screening for prospective employees from a limited labor pool, and wondering every night if he was going to have a pistol put to his head as he walked to his car. Store management initially thought that they would have one security guard at the door and not spend money on a store security tower. They ended up having to spend thousands on the device, and now have 3 security guards working the front door and walking the floor.
Ahhh, Austin - that diamond in the rough. 300 people per month are paroled to an address somewhere within the 15th District. A drive down seedy North Avenue is a treat if you've never done it. Sure it's not PCH-1 but it's close. Where else can you see gang-members all wearing white t-shirts and blue jeans "serving" the community? According to Brad Cummings these gang-members are fledgling entrepreneurs! He even said so in a 2004 interview with the Field Museum. "Who's to say that the drug trade, though illegal, cannot teach substantive business skills?"
To make matters worse, Austin is knee-deep in "community organizers" aka. professional agitators. You may have just heard about what those are since that is the only thing of merit on Obama's thin resume. They divide the people in a community in an "us versus them" mentality because by polarizing the citizens from the police, they can alleviate the community from having to take responsibility for its problems. There's crime and drug sales? It is the police's fault. There are single mothers giving birth? It's the government's fault for not pumping enough money into the neighborhood. Young men are gang-banging and can't find jobs? (Good jobs, remember) It's the fault of white business owners because there is "white privelege" and we all know whitey only opens businesses in white neighborhoods. That's due to the 'fact' that every white person is a closeted racist.
The bottom line is that organizers are only concerned about power and polarization. They want money and power through organizing, but not through what it really takes: hard work, responsible actions and integrity.
Take Gale Cincotta ....
Gale Cincotta, the disreputable Chairman of National People's Action and an avowed disciple of Saul Alinsky, grew up in Austin and has the infamy of being the spear point of the "red-lining" craze that began with the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. We now know that the CRA compelled banks to loan to unqualified individuals under force of law.
Cincotta, now deceased, was a classic agitator. She is famous for saying at an ACORN rally outside some bank they were in the process of fleecing,"We want it, They got it, Let's go get it!" She also nailed a rat to an alderman's door.
What a class act.
And when Austin agitators point to Oak Park as a shining example of a neighborhood that thrives, they forget that it thrives because people there have the core values that are essential to success: stable home lives, people who own their homes (legitimately, not via a CRA gov't program), people who are educated and aren't interested in doing drugs and drinking liquor every day. But Oak Park is also to a plethora of Liberals. Instead of being shining examples to the animals that live in Austin, too often the Liberals in Oak Park enable the worst elements because it's easier to tell people that they're victims, than to tell them they're wrong.
Remember the famous Susy Schultz? The editor of Oak Park Parent? SCC and I blogged on the violence committed upon her while she drove through the Austin neighborhood. Her entire piece, "The scars you don't see" is here.
What the radical Left, the "community organizers", the Marxists, the apologists for the criminally poor don't understand is that it is the PEOPLE in a community that make it live or die, suffer or thrive. It isn't the amount of government expenditures, the number of businesses or the inane ramblings of a closeted pederast.
Brad Cummings, Associate Editor of The Voice Newspapers, are simply PROJECTING their own racism and indolence on the Chicago police department. I'm sure Brad would LOVE to get an email from you. Please be respectful.
His contact information is:
5236 W. North ave
Chicago, IL 60639
cell phone 773-269-1325
13 August 2010
12 August 2010
Entitled The Obsolescence of Obama, Ajami takes out the heavy artillery and rains Hellfire down on our Incompetent Commander in Chief.
|The vaunted Obama economic stimulus, at $862 billion, has failed. The "progressives" want to double down, and were they to have their way, would have pushed for a bigger stimulus still. But the American people are in open rebellion against an economic strategy of public debt, higher taxes and unending deficits. We're not all Keynesians, it turns out. The panic that propelled Mr. Obama to the presidency has waned. There is deep concern, to be sure. But the Obama strategy has lost the consent of the governed.|
Ajami goes on and hits a homerun with this tidbit of uncomfortable truth.
|Mr. Obama could protest that his swift and sudden fall from grace is no fault of his. He had been a blank slate, and the devotees had projected onto him their hopes and dreams. His victory had not been the triumph of policies he had enunciated in great detail. He had never run anything in his entire life. He had a scant public record, but oddly this worked to his advantage. If he was going to begin the world anew, it was better that he knew little about the machinery of government.|
Exactly! The Drones, who don't want to debate, were never interested in his politics, his philosophy, his lack of accomplishments - were utterly satisfied with the fact that he was black, articulate and not wearing a doo-rag. That was enough for most of them.
Back during the run-up to the election, yours-truly got into a mild argument with a name-less house-mouse in my district (yes, a policeman). When I pointed out all the various factors that, in my mind, added up to an utterly unqualified individual - I was informed that these were all "non-issues."
"What then are the issues," I asked.
"That he's going to give all working families a tax break," he replied.
"He's going to get us out of the quagmire in Iraq."
When I pointed out all the Big Government schemes that the Anointed One had posted on his own website, I was told that those weren't going to be enacted....that he was just "doing that for some of his constituents."
Well here we are almost 2 years later and he has done everything that I feared. He's grown our government like nothing in US history, quadrupled the budget, doled out billions to his Political Pets and Zero Liability Voting Base - all the while (unbelievably) blamed BUSH for all of this.
Yes - like all good socialists, he's now being seen for who he truly is: Immature, Incompetent, Narcissistic, and just another proud Leftist member of the Democrat party.
Unemployment is stuck at 10% and not going down anytime soon. Why would you hire when a tidal wave of new taxation and government regulations are on the horizon? Almost 3 million people have lost their jobs since Obama took office. He shut down the offshore drilling platforms - putting 60,000 people out of work simply on his whim. Jobless claims are the highest they've been since February of 2010. Foreclosures are up 6% since July 2009.
Meanwhile, the Obama's tell us to "tighten our belts" while they live like King and Queen. Like Marie Antoinette, Michelle Obama just went to Spain on the taxpayer's dime. She brought 40 'friends' with her and stayed in a hotel which cost up to $2,500 per night, and flew on Air Force 2. Even Lynn Sweet at the Slum-Times wrote she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her.
Now that the Spain trip hit the news, the White House is working its contacts to Re-Spin the story. Don't believe it. The only thing this administration is good at is Media Presentation, and PR.
Like the Marxist that he is, all Obama thinks about is Obama and how he can acquire and keep more and more power. Meanwhile he gives lip service to all you "unwashed masses" by saying "we will not rest until" (fill in the blank). But nothing will change until we get these Big Government Leftists out of our congress and WH.
Sic semper tyrannis!
11 August 2010
Early on, the Fabian socialists recognized that installing Marxism would be difficult in the west because our Founding principles and documents are antithetical to a collectivist State. Marxism is the founding principle of Statism - the concept that the State is the end-all-be-all. Back in the 1930's a new type of government appeared. It was a Utopian endeavor, and was embraced by Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was called 'totalitarianism.' Back then totalitarianism meant that the State would take over the totality of its citizens lives, freeing them from the drudgery of life and let them express themselves as a collective. It wasn't used as a pejorative, it was worshiped as the final solution to the problem of labor and capital.
The problem, it turns out, is that when you give a government or State a lot of power, its natural inclination is to abuse it.
So with the advent of these Utopias, we saw Hitler murder and enslave. We found Stalin bragging to Churchill that he killed 20 million of his own people during the First Purge, Mussolini made the trains run on time, but at the expense of allying with Germany and Japan during WW2, and FDR stacked the court to get his agendas passed, and threw 100,000 Japanese-Americans in concentration camps and stole their private property. Over 60 million people died during WW2 in the fight against totalitarianism.
This is the foundational principle of the Left and Liberalism.
Sure, they've put a Smiley Face on it but deep down it has the same impetus: to glorify and empower the State, and unfrock and suppress the rights of the individual. Liberalism wants the individual enslaved to the state. Liberals throw money at issues because it makes it look like they're doing something about it. If you spend money on something, it makes it look like you care. But do Liberals care? Sure, some sincerely do and think they're doing a great thing. But they remain ignorant of history, of basic economics and from where our rights derive. Liberals use political correctness and multiculturalism to divide us. They agitate for minority groups, not realizing that dividing us into "us versus them" only causes rancor and has the State picking winners and losers. Liberals squawk on incessantly about "equality" - in fact, that is their mantra. But when they say equality, they mean that they want everyone to be the same. In other words, they want everyone to have exactly what everyone else has. They don't want any disparities in income (even though someone who places his money in a risky venture deserves a little more of the money since he's risking it right?), and they want to redistribute wealth along racial lines; all in the name of "social justice."
To the conservative, Equality means everyone having an equal chance at success, an equal opportunity if you work hard, obey the laws, and engage in the civil society ... allowing the invisible hand of the market to work its magic.
As Orwell wrote in Animal Farm,"Here on the farm all the Animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." He was pointing out the folly of socialism.
We see the Obama administration, and this congress, going full force after the individual. They're pushing every Big State scheme that they can conjure because the end is near for them. The American people have awakened. They realize that conservatism is the only antidote to the poison of the Left and Liberalism.
Why is conservatism the answer? Because we believe, like our founders, that our rights come from God - not from a senate subcommittee, a supreme court, or a sitting president. In Federalist 51, James Madison wrote:
|It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. |
But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.
Men are NOT angels, so a government must be established - but it must be contained and limited. Government must be restrained and stood in check at all times. Thus the bicameral congress and three branches of government. There are 18 enumerated powers in the constitution. Our Liberal-Socialists handlers don't believe the Federal government should be restrained.
How are they burning through the firewalls within the constitution? By calling it a 'living breathing' document. When you sign a contract with a plumber or a contractor is that contract "living breathing"? Of course not. Contracts are enforceable. Here's how it all started.
FDR began packing the Supreme court with his cronies. They knew if they started establishing Liberal precedents, the American people would have to go along with their policies eventually.
When FDR mandated Social Security (which is clearly unconstitutional because it compels a private citizen to donate his earnings to the government with no promise he'll be repaid - it's theft plain and simple), he told everyone publicly that it was "insurance" - not a tax. When they were brought before the Supreme court, FDR's Attorney General were forced to admit that it was not an insurance plan; it was a tax. So FDR told the people one thing, but behind the scenes he knew it was a lie.
After stacking the courts, along came Wickard v. Filburn. This poor Nebraska wheat farmer was given a bill from the state because he used some of his home-grown wheat to feed his livestock. The government upheld the tax using the "commerce clause" of the constitution saying, in effect, that by withholding his wheat from the open market, he was affecting commerce. What bullshit! What an utter contrivance.
Folks, they are continuing to do such parlor tricks with the courts and with the language of debate. We now wee Obama claiming that taxes are "redistributive justice" and that new government programs - which steal from one group, and give to another, are "investments".
We conservatives (and thankfully the majority of Americans) understand that you cannot sustain an economy with unchecked immigration, nor with quadrupling a Federal budget during a recession. We also know that most of what the government is doing is unconstitutional. Nationalizing healthcare, taking over the auto industry, doling out money to Democratic-favorites like ACORN and the TIDES foundation included.
Are you a conservative? Take a look at these 10 things and let me know how many you agree with. You may be a conservative, and not even know it!
(Coldtype and Leftisbest are exempted from the test - You both get an "F"!)
If you want to read a book that puts it all together, read "Liberty and tyranny" by Mark R. Levin. It's now available in paperback. It is brilliant and an easy read.
Thanks for hanging in there on a long post. God bless you and these United States.
|Just when you thought racism was just political, Omar Thornton goes on a killing spree at his former job, saying that he had been “racially harassed,” making racism a reality. Only in reality, it was Omar who was the proven racist.|
Thornton’s harassment? He was fired for stealing from his union job!
In the real world, when a person steals from the job, they get fired, and potentially go to jail. But when you are in a union and part of the post-racial world of Obama, you get some Crackers with your whine.
Read the whole article, it strikes at the heart of the matter. It highlights exquisitely why hate crimes are inherently racist, unfair and do nothing but violate the rights of one group over another. Crime is crime, and we already have laws on the books to protect victims. Hate crime laws punish based on a set of assumed circumstances. They should be repealed - or applied to ALL parties.
04 August 2010
Thank God! It is heartening to see that our GOP leadership is at least discussing the topic, because frankly, illegal immigration is a HUGE problem.
Even Lindey "Goober" Graham, who has worked with DummyCrats on the patheitc "immigration reform" in the past is now saying that “birthright citizenship is a mistake.”
Quote:“We should change our Constitution and say if you come illegally and you have a child, that child is automatically not a citizen."
Immigration is the linchpin which is pulling our economy down. No doubt the biggest culprit to date is the Fannie/Freddie fiasco in which DEMOCRATS used the CRA to pump money into the hands of minorities in order to buy their votes - all at taxpayer expense. Dodd, Frank and Gurelik all made millions on the scheme but no one has asked for a congressional hearing to investigate the crimes.
The homefront economic news is disheartening: 9.7% unemployment - 16% if you include those who have given up looking, record house foreclosures, tightening credit markets, commercial real estate is in the toilet, and we have The Tax Cheat Tim Geitner saying "Welcome to the Recovery"
Story and video here.
As taxes and government regulation continue to leak into our homes and bedrooms, the wealthy - who pay the lion-share of taxes - are curling up into a fetal position and husbanding their resources. Story here.
Obama and his Drones are in denial. Economic growth was only 2.4% in the second quarter but we're supposed to ignore the numbers and believe that the Recovery Fairy just dusted us with her magic powder.
When Reagan inherited an economy in recession - he moved government out of the way via Tax Cuts and slashes in government regulation. That spawned a 20 year boom in our markets and productivity. Obama is taking the opposite tact and is pushing us in the other direction with increased taxation, and a burgeoning leviathan of government bureaucrats. What effect will Obama's efforts have?
More unemployment, more inflation, more misery and more uncertainty.
In this current crisis, which Greenspan says will "double dip" thanks to Obama's incompetence; we will have to follow Arizona's lead and start enforcing our immigration laws for real. We have no choice - our economy, our citizens, our sovereignty, our culture and our People deserve it. We deserve better than to have ingrates rolling into our country, spitting out a baby or three and then saying "Donde esta mi cheque?"