Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Atheist Group Files Suit Against Prayer at 2009 Presidential Inauguration

Twenty eight member of the group Freedom From Religion, have joined forces with Michael Newdow(that wacky atheist who tried to have the words "under god" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance), in a lawsuit to remove the words "so help me God" from the Presidential oath of office.

"We're hoping to stop prayer and religious rituals at governmental functions, especially at the inauguration," Barker told FOX News.

Reverends Rick Warren and Joe Lowrey, who will be participating in the inauguration ceremony have been named defendants in the suit. "Those people who do pray do believe in God and they are in fact trying to use the government to pick sides. In America we are free to disagree. We can disagree with Rev. Rick Warren but we're not free to ask our government to settle the argument," Barker said, adding that government causes harm when it takes on "the mantel of religion and expresses religion as an official governmental function.

Peter Sprigg, vice president for policy at the Family Research Council, said it's Obama's decision whether to include a prayer, not the government's. Sprigg also told Fox News that ""These atheists who are suing to prevent prayer at the inauguration are showing a fundamental misunderstanding of what the First Amendment is all about. The establishment of religion that is forbidden by the First Amendment means the official declaration of an official national church. It doesn't mean that public ceremonies can not include prayers or acknowledgement of the existence of God,"

Sprigg and I agree that this lawsuit will probably go nowhere. Seriously Atheists. Freedom of religion means that we can not be persecuted for believing what we wish to believe, or not believe. It does not make God a dirty word. If the word God is hated so much by Atheists, I think they should do the noble thing and start boycotting U.S currency. After all, that nasty little evil word is printed on it. Come on Atheists, put your money where your mouth is. Literally.

I'm fine with you not believing in God, its whatever floats your boat. But it's about time that atheists stop trying to bully the rest of the population out of their rights to say the word God.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bristol Palin Welcomes Her First Child. Sarah Palin is a Grandma!

I think its about time we take a moment away from all the seriousness and congratulate Sarah Palin on welcoming her first grandchild into the world.

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston welcomed their 7 pound, 4 ounce son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston earlier today.

The Palin's wish to keep the matter private, but you can bet the MSM won't let that happen. We will see their pictures splattered all over the tabloids by the weekend I can guarantee it.

But in the spirit of this joyous event, my biggest congrats go out to the proud mommy and grandma and the entire Palin family.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Arianna Huffington is a Cunt

For Arianna Huffington's latest article titled "Laissez-Faire Capitalism Should Be as Dead as Soviet Communism", I have decided that Ms. Huffington has transcended the ranks from political wing nut hack, to a full and total cunt. I hate using that word, I really do, but I can see no other title fitting.

The opening stinger of Huffington's article is this
"The collapse of Communism as a political system sounded the death knell for Marxism as an ideology. But while laissez-faire capitalism has been a monumental failure in practice, and soundly defeated at the polls, the ideology is still alive and kicking."

Apparently Huffington does not realize that America does not have a laissez-faire capitalistic economy. We never have. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, laissez-faire is defined as:
1 : a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights
2 : a philosophy or practice characterized by a usually deliberate abstention from direction or interference especially with individual freedom of choice and action"

Republicans argue we should move more in that direction. Libertarians, my economic philosophy of choice, argue that there is no other way to achieve economic success.

The U.S economy is nothing close to laissez-faire. The government mandates what we can sell, who we can sell it to and where we will sell it. The government tells businesses how many people need to work for them, how much the workers need to be paid, and even what color their skin should be and what reproductive parts they should have. The government tells business owners what kind of building the must have and where that building must be located.

Maybe if the U.S economy were a bit more laissez-faire, we wouldn't be in the boondoggle we are in. Maybe the banks would not have been forced to make bad loans had the government not told them that they must serve the poor and underprivileged. Maybe "The Big 3" would not be asking for a bailout and would have stayed competitive with their foreign counterparts, had the government not regulated what they produced to government specifications, when it was not economically feasible for them to do so.

I'm not quite sure if Huffington did any kind of real research for her article or if she just started spouting off all the misinformation inside that tiny little head of her's. Regardless, she is a cunt for being such a dolt. Its no wonder that the Cuntington Post news rag has been accused of plagiarism so many times, with a genius like that at the helm.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sarah Palin named Conservative of the Year by Human Events

Sarah Palin has been named Conservative of the Year by Human Events.

According to Ann Coulter, Palin was bestowed the award because
"Sarah Palin wins HUMAN EVENTS’ prestigious “Conservative of the Year” Award for 2008 for her genius at annoying all the right people. The last woman to get liberals this hot under the collar would have been … let's see now … oh, yeah: Me!"...

...Like most Democrats, both Obama and Biden boasted of their humble beginnings, while having fully adopted the attitudes, pomposity and style of the elites.

Meanwhile, Palin is the sort of genuine American that brings out the worst, most egregious pomposity of liberals. For weeks, Carl Bernstein was showing up on TV to announce: “We still don’t have the date of first issuance of her passport.” Members of the establishment would be astonished to learn that more Americans have guns than passports.

Liberals were angry at Palin because they thought she should look and act like Kay Bailey Hutchinson: Upper crust, prissy and stiff.

Palin had a husband in the Steelworkers Union, a sister and brother-in-law who owned a gas station, and five attractive children -- one headed for Iraq, one a Down’s syndrome baby and one the cutest little girl anyone had ever seen.

In a nutshell, Palin was everything Democrats are always pretending to be, but never are."

I do not agree with Ann Coulter very often, but her observations are almost lock step with my own. Palin is everything the Liberals say they stand for, but secretly despise. Liberals love to tell the working man that they are on their side, but at the same time they make sure the working man thinks that he is powerless without his unions and his special interest groups and democratic politicians on his side.

Women's issues?? Liberal Democrats believe that allowing a woman to choose, is allowing her to make bad decisions for herself and then correct a "mess", instead of teaching a woman how to make better decisions. Choice is so much more than vacuuming out a womb.

Sarah Palin shows women and the common man that special interest groups are not needed. All that is needed in America is a dream and a lot of hard work and you can do whatever your little heart desires.

So weird that this is happening twice in one article but Coulter and I agree on one more thing. Sarah Palin has a lot of potential to be a future leader of the GOP, but she need not rush the process. She should take the time needed to be at the top of her game. 2012 may not be her year, but the GOP shouldn't pluck her until she is right.

"Perhaps Palin’s year is 2012, but I would recommend that she take a little more time to become older and wiser. She ought to spend the next decade being a good governor, tending to her children so none of them turn out like Ron Reagan Jr., and reading everything Phyllis Schlafly, Thomas Sowell, Ronald Reagan and “Publius” have ever written. (She also might keep in mind that HUMAN EVENTS was Ronald Reagan’s favorite newspaper!)

Report Absolving Rahm Emmanuel From Blagojevich Scandal Due Out Tuesday

According to Politico

President-elect Barack Obama’s aides plan to release a report Tuesday absolving incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel of any impropriety in his contacts with the disgraced Illinois governor’s office, Democratic sources tell Politico.

In related news, after my own extensive research on the subject, I plan to release a report tomorrow naming myself as the World's Best Lover.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sarah Palin Rejects Salary Increase

From KTUU in Alaska:
Gov. Sarah Palin says she would not accept a raise recommended by the State Officers Compensation Commission.

Palin spokesman Bill McAllister said Wednesday that if the Legislature submits legislation for a raise, Palin will not accept the money.

Instead, if the raise is approved, she will subtract the difference from her current salary and donate it to charity or find a way to redirect the funds for the benefit of others, McAllister said.

The comment comes in response to reports Tuesday that the State Officers Compensation Commission is recommending the governor's annual salary be increased from $125,000 to $150,000.

McAllister says Palin never asked for a raise and that the review of top salaries is mandated by a recently passed state law.

The commission is also recommending that all lawmakers be paid $50,000. That standard would replace a variable compensation range and eliminate long-term per diem payments.

Of course, the blood thirsty Liberals are already claiming this is nothing but a political move on Palin's part. They very well may be right, but would a politician that does what her constituents want and what is in their best interest really such a bad thing after all?? Maybe she should take a hint from Liberals like Blago and Richardson and make sure to see the money first before she tries to serve the people.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. Yet Another Corrupt "Pay to Player" On Team Obama?

I just saw it pop up on the newswire. Obama taps Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture. I quickly run to the Google homepage. I type in "Vilsack Corrupt". The first hit I get is this little beaut from MSNBC, entitled IS CLINTON HELPING VILSACK WITH HIS DEBT?, from March of 2007.

It's a priceless little gem that explains that after Vilsack's failed Presidential bid, he was left with mounds of debt. When Vilsack dropped out of the race and endorsed Hillary, Clinton said that she would help him take care of his bills. But being the strong, upstanding, law abiding former Governor that Vilsack is, he said "Thanks but no thanks there, Hil."

Vilsack then goes on to say he is taking out personal loans to pay off his debt, but then goes on to say that he has friend's in the state who are strong Hillary supporters that will help him financially.

Umm. Tom Vilsack. Your confusing me. Personal Loans? Money from the Hill-ster? Or money from your Hill-ster supporting friends?

God I wish politicians could keep their lies straight for more than 10 seconds as not to confuse me so.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Corruption, Politics and the New Administration: Bill Richardson and His "Pay to Play" Scheme.

Read the newest Update on the Richardson Scandal Richardson withdraws from Obama Cabinet

Looks like another political player strongly connected to Barack Obama is playing dirty and for keeps.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Obama's appointed Secretary of Commerce, is being investigated by a federal grand jury and is being linked to a bond deal scheme that has landed Birmingham, Alabama’s mayor, Larry Langford with federal solicitation charges.

From Bloomberg:

The grand jury in Albuquerque is looking into Beverly Hills, California-based CDR Financial Products Inc., which received almost $1.5 million in fees from the New Mexico Finance Authority in 2004 after donating $100,000 to Richardson’s efforts to register Hispanic and American Indian voters and pay for expenses at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, people familiar with the matter said.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation asked current and former officials from the state agency if any staff members in the governor’s office influenced CDR’s hiring, said the people, who declined to be identified because the proceedings are secret. Richardson, who is President-elect Barack Obama’s designate for Commerce Secretary, has a staff of at least 30 people.

“They’re looking at everything related to CDR,” William Sisneros, the finance agency’s chief executive officer, said of the FBI probe. “They’re just trying to evaluate all the relationships to see what CDR was doing for the money.”

In October 2003, CDR President David Rubin gave $25,000 to Moving America Forward Inc., a political action committee formed by Richardson, disclosure forms show. Seven months later, CDR, known then as Chambers, Dunhill, Rubin & Co., gave $75,000 to ¡Si Se Puede! Boston 2004 Inc., formed to help pay expenses at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, where Richardson was chairman.

Cooperation Expected

“The Governor’s Office is aware of questions surrounding some financial transactions at the New Mexico Finance Authority,” said Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for Richardson. “We expect any state agency that is approached with federal officials” to cooperate, he said, declining to comment further. Calls to Richardson were directed to Gallegos.

Darrin Jones, an FBI spokesman, declined to comment, as did Norman Cairns, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Albuquerque. CDR’s lawyer, Richard Beckler, a partner at Howrey LLP in Washington, declined to comment. Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki declined to comment.

A member of the agency’s board, Craig Reeves, said he was asked by federal agents about hiring CDR and whether the donations had any role.

‘Many Things Discussed’

“That was one of many things we discussed,” he said, declining to comment on the specific scope of the investigation. He said no one at the governor’s office discussed retaining CDR with him when the decision was made.

I did a quick google search for this story and it seems the only people running this story, besides Bloomberg which broke it, is The Washington Post and the National Review, both decidedly conservative publications. Also our friend Eric Dondero at The Libertarian Republican blog makes mention. God Bless that Dondero.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ammunition Accountability Act: PA House Bill 2228 aka The Encoded Ammunition Act

The more I read about the doings of our government, the more I think George Orwell may have been on to something. His prediction was just about 25 years off.

There is a movement within our government to track our every move. I just discovered a movement known as The Ammunition Accountability Act that some legislators in Washington are pushing hard for. The act makes it mandatory that ammunition manufacturers encode each box of bullets with a unique serial number that will make the bullet traceable. The legislation also makes it mandatory that the retailer of the ammunition, positively identifies and records the consumer buying the bullets for entrance into a government database.

There is currently legislation pending in 18 states regarding this act. Those states being:
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island
South Carolina
and Washington

Being from Pennsylvania, I have done a little research on my own home state's bill.
PA House Bill 2228 is legislation that was proposed February 5th 2008. Not only does the PA act follow suit with the nationwide movement in making encoding of ammunition mandatory, the PA bill also proposes a tax on bullet manufacturers to fund the government database tracking and a sales tax on consumers who buy ammunition. Five cents per round to be exact. Really? Five cents per round?? That seems a bit much don't you think?

I have created a petition to let our state legislators in Pennsylvania know that the citizens of this state are not happy with these plans. Please sign the petition and let everyone you know, that would be interested in this cause, know about the act and that Pennsylvanians will not stand for this. Our freedom depends on it.

Republican Congressman Anh Cao Comes From Strong, Libertarian Like, Self-Relient Background

Anh Cao knows communism. Anh "Joseph" Cao fled South Vietnam as a boy in 1975 when a Communist invasion threw the last remnants of U.S. influence out of the country. He, like many anti-Communist Vietnamese refugees, also became a Republican.

On December 6, 2008, Anh Cao defeated incumbent William Jefferson, an African American in a primarily black district, in a total congressional surprise to most. Cao was virtually unheard of until that moment.

Here is an excerpt from the Huffpo's latest blurb about Cao:
Cao (pronounced "Gow") is the first Vietnamese American elected to Congress,but only the fourth Asian American to join the House as a Republican. A child of refugees, his father served as an officer in the South Vietnamese Army, fighting communism alongside American troops. It's all too easy to portray Cao as a Vietnamese American with conservative views that stem from a legacy of anti-communism. Here, the obvious comparison can be made with right-wing Cuban Americans of southern Florida. But Cao's New Orleans East -- home to the largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans of Louisiana -- is no Little Havana. And Cao is no Republican ideologue. A political independent until only recently, Cao, who once trained as a Jesuit seminarian working with the poor in Latin America, described his politics as "walking the middle line" in a recent New York Times article.

But by holding fast to the middle, Cao isn't merely playing it safe as the first House Republican to represent New Orleans since Reconstruction. The middle line is proxy for the nuanced political and racial location that Vietnamese Americans of New Orleans occupy, a location that doesn't quite conform to traditional left-to-right political ideologies. Indeed, the Vietnamese Americans of New Orleans pride themselves on self-reliance, yet they also demand government accountability, especially when confronted with injustice. They seek to advance themselves politically and economically, yet seem to do so without sacrificing solidarity with other racial groups, particularly neighboring African Americans. Nowhere were these values more clearly on display than in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Less than six weeks after the storm, the Vietnamese Americans of New Orleans East returned to their homes, doing so over the objection of local and federal officials. Their leader was Father Nguyen The Vien, a political firebrand and head of Mary Queen of Vietnam church (MQVN). "Before the storm, I guess you could call us libertarians," Father Vien said. "Our attitude toward government was: 'you don't bother us, we won't bother you.' But Katrina changed all that. We had a responsibility to speak out." And so with each step of the rebuilding process, the priest and his congregation battled those who stymied their efforts: foot-dragging FEMA officials, The Waste Management Corporation that sought to dump Katrina debris in their backyard, city leaders all-too-eager to sell off New Orleans East to developers. Through it all, the priest was surrounded by a coterie of experienced community organizers, policy wonks and attorneys.

Finally! Someone to speak the conservatism that the Republican party has been lacking! Enough with the religious right and the wing nuts. Let Cao speak for the real Republicans that are left in this country so we can begin rebuilding our party.

Things are looking up in GOP land.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Patti Blagojevich's Family Runs To Her Defense

The potty-mouthed Patti Blagojevich's, the wife of recently arrested Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, family has come rushing to her aid today after Patty did a smash up job of being caught saying some very unladylike things on Federal prosecutors tapes collected from a wire tapped phone.

From Michelle Malkin:
Prosecutors say the governor plotted to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat and he was arrested Tuesday. In the criminal complaint, his wife emerges in recorded phone conversations as scheming to punish those who got in her way.

According to the complaint, it was Patti Blagojevich’s voice in the background spewing a suggestion to “just fire” some newspaper editors if the Tribune Co. hoped for state assistance to sell Wrigley Field, the storied home of the Chicago Cubs.

“Hold up that (expletive) Cubs (expletive),” she says as her husband is talking on the telephone. “(Expletive) them.”

Patti Blagojevich’s family acknowledged the salty language contained on the recordings but said those words were uttered at a stressful time as both she and her husband were under federal scrutiny.

“I can understand it. This a pressure cooker she’s living in,” said Deborah Mell, who will be sworn in as a state representative next month.

Patti Blagojevich, 43, has not been charged with wrongdoing, and she has not spoken publicly since her husband’s arrest.

Patti's sister Deborah Mell told the Chicago Sun Times and NBC, "“That is absolutely not my sister, Patti is a mother, a sister and a devoted wife. She is particularly protective of her family.”

Deborah Mell has got to be f*cking kidding right?!?! I have no problem with people of the potty-mouthed persuasion. I, too, have a bit of a potty mouth problem. My problem lies with the abuse of power, which she really has none of being only first lady, and a problem with taking part in the shakedowns.

I do believe the liberals and Democrats may have their answer to Todd Palin. The liberal media had such a problem with Mr. Palin's interjection in the firing of the Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, now let's hope they have the same "moral fortuitousness" about Mrs. Blagojevich.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Questions Arise About the Governor Rod Blagojevich/Obama Connection

As you all have heard, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was taken into Federal custody today on a slew of corruption charges, the most prominent charge being that he tried to sell President Elect Barack Obama's newly opened senate seat.

When asked for comment today, Obama had this to say "Obviously like the rest of the people of Illinois I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the US attorney's office today," said President-elect Obama this afternoon in Chicago, speaking of the criminal complaint against Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich for corruption. "But as this is a ongoing investigation involving the governor I don't think it would be appropriate for me to comment on the issue at this time."

And when asked if he had any contact with the Governor about this issue, Obama said "I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening."

Seems a wee bit confusing because when David Axelrod, Obama's senior adviser, appeared on Fox News on November 23rd, 2008, Axelrod had this to say about Obama's interaction with the Governor " "I know he's talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them."

Today, The Office of The President Elect released a statement saying that Axelrod misspoke on November 23rd. This evening David Axelrod issued a statement of his own. ""I was mistaken when I told an interviewer last month that the President-elect has spoken directly to Governor Blagojevich about the Senate vacancy. They did not then or at any time discuss the subject."

According to Federal Affidavit's, on November 11th, 2008, Blagojevich told an associate that Obama was not going to appoint him to a cabinet position because of the negative press surrounding himself. He then said that he knew Obama had a preference for a specific candidate and that "“they’re not going to give me anything except appreciation. Fuck them."

I'm no Federal Agent, but it would seem to me that if Blagojevich knew Obama had a particular candidate in mind, that there would have to be some kind of contact between them because this was not reported in the press. It would also seem that if Blagojevich knew what that particular candidate was prepared to "offer" him, either Obama offered Blagojevich that information, or Blagojevich had contact with this unnamed candidate, who most likely would relay that information back to the President Elect. Either way, Obama is in up to his knees on this one.

Even more staggering about this Chicago ring of corruption is the fact that Rahm Emmanuel, Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, was also a top advisor of Rod Blagojevich in his gubernatorial race.

But wait! There's more!

You remember the name Tony Rezko right?? That was the guy that sold the family Obama a piece of land at a grossly under priced rate and is now a convicted felon for demanding kickbacks from Chicago politicians for fundraising efforts. Well he is tied into this as well. Rezko raised phenomenal amounts of money for both Blagojevich and Obama. It is known that Obama has already used to his influence to secure a real estate deal for Rezko while he was just a lowly state senator. Rezko was supposedly a right hand man of the corrupt Blagojevich as well.

Obama's defense is, as it always has been, to play it cool and say "Oh wow, Really?? I had no clue that he was such a bad guy! I swear I didn't know anything!". The same defense he used with Ayers, the same defense he used with Reverend Jeremiah Wright and countless others. It makes one wonder, if the President Elect is just one big lying sack, or worse, is he actually stupid and dimwitted enough to have absolutely no idea what kind of corruption is going on right under his nose. If the former is true, we can deal with that. There are legal measures such as impeachment or a recall of the vote. Obama can rot in jail for the rest of his life and that is fine, as long as he stays away from politics. If the later is true, we are in BIG trouble. How can a man that is supposed to be the leader of the free world be so dim and nieve to not see that kind of trouble coming right at him??

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Florida and US Taxpayers Footing The Bill For Bill Ayers To Speak At FSU

That's right. William Ayers, the unrepentant former terrorist bomber and member of the anti-government organization The Weathermen, is being paid $5,000 to speak at Florida State University. This money is coming from activities fees collected from students attending FSU.

The Conservative Ponderer at Conservative Ponderment brings up a great point:
As 64% of the students enrolled at Florida State University receive Bright Futures Scholarships funded by the residents of Florida with Lottery earnings, and the Bright Futures money pays for tuition and student activity fees for each Bright Futures student, Mr. Ayers is being indirectly compensated with public funds by the residents of Florida.

Also take into consideration also that FSU is a public university and many students that attend public universities do so with Federal student grants and Federal student loans, which are completely funded by taxpayers across the country. Which means that all taxpayers across our nation are funding this event.

There is an online petition that can be signed HERE, if you would like to make your opinion on the issue known and stop this terrorist from profiting from the public dime and our hard earned tax dollars, a public which he despised enough to try and destroy. I can't believe this guy would even take money funded by a government he hates so much.

This is not just a Conservative or Republican issue. This is an American issue. Bill Ayers became a huge public figure during the 2008 election. He is now using the publicity he got from the election to make money off of our tax system. If we allow this kind of behavior to continue, we are only rewarding someone for bad behavior. Speak out against it now! Before our country becomes nothing but a breeding ground of hatred!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Chambliss Wins Senate Seat Vital For Preserving Conservative Convictions

Saxby Chambliss, a first term Republican senator from Georgia, won the hotly contested and absolutely vital senate seat in the Georgia run-off election which took place yesterday December 2, 2008. With 95% of precincts reporting, Chambliss holds a margin of 58% to incumbent Jim Martin's 42%, a win of almost blow-out proportions.

The seat was absolutely vital to conservative interests, in the Republican party's effort to prevent the Democrats from obtaining a 60 seat filibuster proof majority in the Senate. This victory also give Washington Republican's s optimism as it does the brakes on the Democratic momentum that had been building.

Republicans were gearing up for the election in true Republican form. There was a superb grass roots effort to get out the vote, and Sarah Palin hosted a slew of Chambliss rallies in the state yesterday. All four of Palin's rallies crowds were estimated to be in the thousands.

One theory for the blow-out this time around, is a poor turnout on the Democrats behalf. Without the allure of Barack Obama, I guess those Dem's found better things to do.

Makes one wonder, just how many uninterested, uninformed and otherwise inactive voters came out on November 5th just to check off the name Obama and how different those results would have been had only people really interested in the political process would have voted.

Bailout Breadline Watch: Olmstead Falls School District, Ohio

WTTE 28 TV in Heath, Ohio:

The Olmstead Falls School District from suburban Cleveland has asked the Treasury Department for a 100 million dollar bailout this week. The school district superintendent, Todd Hoadley, believes that if automakers and cities can ask for money, school districts should not be left out. He also states that he feels he has a "moral obligation" too the tax payers to get special funding for their schools.

The school also projects a deficit of 2.6 million dollars at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

Not quite worthy of any kind of bailout in my opinion. Why would we give more tax payer money on top of tax payer money to a school district that is failing with no recovery in sight?? I find this bailout mania to be quite amazing!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Bailout Breadline Hits The Newspaper Industry

Brought to us by Michelle Makin:

So yes, it is starting. Everyone is jumping on the bailout bandwagon. Now a Connecticut Newspaper is jumping right in line with the banks, the auto industry and states across the union.

In a letter written to Commissioner Joan McDonald of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, seven state representatives please for help regarding funding for two newspapers in New Britain and Bristol. The letter states that the communities would be devastated by the job loss that closing the doors of these papers would incur. There is also a mention of the Bill of Rights and Freedom of the Press.

Strangely, or maybe really not so strangely anymore, missing from this letter is any kind of insight into why the papers have failed to stay fiscally sound or what, if any plans, the papers have to repair their operations and regain their economic feasibility.

One thing is for sure, this bailout thing has definitely become somewhat of a slippery slope. Corporate welfare has indeed become the norm.

Political Holiday Obama Banter Between Friends Sparks Violence in Jacksonville Florida!

Reported by:WOKV in Florida.

An angry Obama supporter resorted to violence when a friend revealed during a polictical discussion, that she was not a supporter of Obama.

Fourty six-year-old Lindsy Whitfield was so enraged by his friend's free thoughts that he flew into a rage, broke a picture frame and threw the pieces in her face. The he supposedly began punching her and threatened to kill her.

Apparently these people didn't get the memo, that political discussions are a no-no during Holiday dinners.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

An Alameda County CA Judge Comes Through For Ron Paul Republicans

Read the story in it's entirety at the SFgate

An Alameda County judge has thrown out a lawsuit contesting the election of a handful of supporters of libertarian Republican Ron Paul, a former presidential candidate, to the county's Republican Central Committee.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch dismissed the lawsuit brought on by the Republican Central Committee and committee Chairman Paul Cummings of Oakland, a former Democrat, seeking to overturn the election of a group of Paul supporters. The opposing group won 12 of the committee's 30 seats in the election held on June 3, 2008, and Cummings alleged that seven of them did not meet the party membership requirements for candidates.

Cummings contests that Judge Roesch "got the law wrong".

The lawsuit was the result of an attempt to win control of the committee by passionate supporters of Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican congressman from Texas who sought the party's presidential nomination this year and who urges major reductions in government and overseas spending as well as a stricter interpretation of the Constitution.

One of the defendents, Stanley Livermore, had this to say. "We're looking forward to getting involved with the Republican Party and helping the party to stay on track".

I have one important question for Mr. Cummings. Why on earth, in such a tumultuous time for the Republican party, would he be considering blackballing a sub-group of his own party from a committee?? If the Republican party has learned anything from the bumpy last two elections, it should have been that we need new ideas and fresh blood in our party. Any supporters of the Conservative cause should be welcomed with open arms.

I for one applaud the 7 men who stood up for what they believed in and refused to back down from the political establishment. Bravo Fellas!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Chuck Norris to Obama: Now That You Work For Me

This is letter written by Chuck Norris that was first published on the Human Events wesbite:

Dear President-elect Obama:

First, congratulations on your victory. The historical magnitude of your presidential win is nothing short of stupendous and a colossal fulfillment of the American dream (an achievement embedded long ago in the equality clauses of the Declaration of Independence).

It's likely no big surprise that I don't see eye to eye with you politically. Actually, I stand in stark opposition to most of your politics. Still, I realize that we must learn to work together if we are to see our country get back on track. After Election Day, I asked myself, "How can I work for our new president to help better America?" Then a thought occurred to me. The first question that should be answered is: How will you work for me? After all, "We the People" of the United States employ you, correct?Continued

So here are a few ways you might begin to gain the respect of those who oppose you and to show that your campaign pledges to bridge the divides were not empty promises to get you into office. And these requests I make are based upon the inaugural oath you will make Jan. 20, "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." No doubt these won't be my only requests through the years, but they serve as a good beginning:

-- Use and cite the Constitution. If that constitutional oath ("preserve, protect and defend") is the central duty of your job description, then I assume we will be hearing often from you about exactly how you are doing just that. There is no replacement for strict adherence, application and defense of the Constitution. And it's high time that presidents quit reciting the presidential oath tritely and then abandoning its tenets when they enter the Oval Office. You should be quoting from the Constitution publicly as often as a preacher quotes the Bible to his congregation -- at least weekly. If you take this oath and challenge seriously, you will limit the powers of federal government, reduce taxes (for everyone), encourage the freedom of religion and expression (even in the public square), and stand up for such things as our right to bear arms. The American public and the government have lost their grip on the content and role of the Constitution, but if you daily choose, you can help to re-educate and model its usage for them.

-- Protect American life. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1809, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." Those are powerful and enlightening words. Of course, such a role was created and secured in the very fabric of our nation -- in the Declaration of Independence. The commitment to protect life should serve as the basis for all you do, even as a foundation for your national defense strategy. I'm sure the first of your secret briefings this past week on our global security threats have opened your eyes to the extensive onslaught of our enemies. Don't allow your pride, partisanship, personal bias or political abilities to jeopardize the safety of Americans lives. As commander in chief, you are called to preserve American life. Quite frankly, that is why I'm surprised that a man such as you, who professes to fight for minorities, would not recognize the clear value of a human life in a womb. Federal law should not decree the sacrifice of one human life for the preference of another. Both lives should be protected. Otherwise, what do Jefferson's 1809 words mean? As president, you are called to protect (not destroy) human life; it is the "first and only legitimate object of good government."

-- Lead more from the center. It's been pointed out by countless pundits, and your track record is clear: You have one of the most liberal records in the Senate. You've had the liberty of voting and fighting for an agenda "from the left" as you've tried to persuade state and federal lawmakers to do the same. But if you continue to lead our country down a more liberal road, you will follow the peril of Bill Clinton, who stepped into office and initially tried to lift the ban on gays in the military and extend abortion rights, only to prompt the creation of a more balanced and strong Republican Congress in the 1990s. Don't underestimate the resurrecting power of the conservative voice. You observed in last week's election how three states across this union voted to protect marriage in their constitutions (the 28th, 29th and 30th states to do so -- California, Arizona and Florida).

We will be watching who you choose to be in your Cabinet. We will discern how you lead Pelosi and Reid. We will be observing those you select as candidates for Supreme Court justices. The election is over. No more promises. No more words. You might work well in a team, but this time, you don't have congressional members to hide behind. You're on your own -- leading the pack -- and the whole country is watching. I, especially, am watching. So make sure you lead more from the center.

One of your 300 million bosses,

Chuck Norris

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sarah Palin Radio Launches!

First Reported by Eric Dondero on the Libertarian Republican blog


This service is being hosted by internet talk radio network wsradio.com. It will keep us updated on the latest Governor Palin buzz 24/7. There has also been talk of weekly addresses from Governor Palin herself, for right now that is just purely speculation but we shall see.

I'm still not entirely sure if I support Sarah Palin for President in 2012. But there is no doubt about it, I support Sarah Palin! Any woman willing to stand up to the political establishment and stick to her guns about what she believes in, is alright by me.

Also to my fellow Sarah Fans, make sure to visit TeamSarah.org for the latest and best Sarah News!

Monday, November 24, 2008

OK You Guys, Jokes Over. Bring Back The REAL Republican Party! Its Conservatism Stupid!

I can't believe all the yammering going on within the Republican Party after our big loss on game day this year. I have heard so many of my fellow Republican friends, blame the lose on John McCain's inability to distance himself from Bush.

I say... ummm... no.

As a diehard Republican (who admittedly leans a bit to the Libertarian side), I can tell you what sunk McCain was his inability to distance himself from his own party (lead by George Bush). Republicans have been getting a bad wrap lately and I really don't even wonder why. We used to be the party of small government, personal responsiblilty and individual freedom. Now we are seen as the party of big expensive wars, the party that will turn the other cheek to big corporate corruption and irresponsibility and the party that tell you who you are allowed to invite in your bedroom.

From The North Florida Daily News
"In 1980, the Regan Revolution was launched on conservative principles. Reagan clearly stated the need for decreased taxes, a slimmer government, free people conducting themselves in freedom and self-discipline, a strong defense, and government simply regulating what was mandated in the Constitution. Reagan won.

In 1984, when the Gipper ran for reelection, he was clobbered by every media outlet in the nation. All he did was campaign on the need to continue his policies. In case you forgot, he lost only Minnesota and the District of Columbia. Eleven electoral votes."

If we, as a party, ever expect to get out of this hole and reclaim our stake, we must get back to our roots. And we have to do more than just talk about it. We have to prove it. We must use the next 4 years working our asses off to prove that we haven't lost our Republican values.