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Archive for September, 2009

Today’s Quote

Monday, September 21st, 2009

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

— President Ronald Reagan

ObamaSpeak vs Websters Dictionary

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Kudos for George Stephanopoulos for asking a question that our Dear Leader clearly hadn’t vetted.  The White House will try and punish him for it, but as a former White House communications director himself, Stephanopoulos figures it’s probably worth the hit.

Let’s go to the video.

Stephanopoulos challenges our Dear Leader on his proposed tax on those who won’t sign up for government mandated health care, and our Harvard Law School educated President replies with ‘who are you going to believe? Me or that lying Webster’s Dictionary?’

Here is the money quote:

Stephanopoulos: “Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax?”

Obama: ” No, but — but, George, you — you can’t just make up that language and decide that that’s called a tax increase.”

Stephanopoulos: “I don’t think I’m making it up. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary: ‘Tax, a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes.'”

BHO can parse words in a manner that would embarrass Billy Jeff ‘It depends on what the meaning of is is” Clinton, but it won’t change the fact that his argument that the fine isn’t a tax is still fundamentally a lie.

The model for ObamaCare is the Massachusetts system, in which the state Internal Revenue Service determines if you have health care or not and adds any ‘fines’ to your state tax bill.

HT to Gateway Pundit

Quick roundup

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

“Mad Jack” Churchill. Not surprisingly an Englishman. The kinds we could use more of.

75 democrat congress members vote to support the use of tax payer money for human trafficking, child sex slavery and tax fraud

Unemployment tops 10% in New York City.

Conservative guerilla art is cropping up in LA

Team Obama: Biggest D.C. Crybabies in the last 30 years

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Probably longer, but Chris Wallace is speaking of his personal experience.

HT to Hot Air

Friday B-Movie Pick: Next of Kin

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The first is a series of tribute picks to the late Patrick Swayze.

Next of Kin

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

On this day in 1789, Thirty-nine American Patriots gathered to sign the U.S. Constitution.

Get a copy to carry around and read it in your spare time.  It’s not that long.  Even a U.S. Congressperson could do if they wanted.

Click here for facts about the Constitution.

I can’t stress this enough, read it, learn it, understand it.  Too many people in the federal government don’t want you to do that, which is reason enough to do so.

Worst President in the last 50 years

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Our Dear Leader hasn’t finished his first term yet, so I’m leaving him out of the running this time.

This leaves us with the clear obvious choice, that noted Anti-Semite, James Earl Carter IV.

The 39th President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981 and without a doubt, the worst President of the latter half of the 20th Century and the last fifty years as well.

Well, this idiot has decided to he wants to prove that he is a hypocritical racist by opening his mouth in public again.

Let us review some of Carter’s embarrassing history.

14 ex-staff members refused to be associated with Carter after he published a clearly racist book.

Fourteen members of an advisory board at the Carter Center resigned today, concluding they could “no longer in good conscience continue to serve” following publication of former President Jimmy Carter‘s controversial book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

“It seems that you have turned to a world of advocacy, including even malicious advocacy,” the board members wrote in a letter, a copy of which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “We can no longer endorse your strident and uncompromising position. This is not the Carter Center or Jimmy Carter we came to respect and support. Therefore it is with sadness and regret that we hereby tender our resignation from the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center effective immediately.”

Victor Davis Hanson reminds of us of Carter’s worst policy failure:

“In his dotage, Carter is proving once again that he is as malicious and mean-spirited a public figure as he is historically ignorant. And for all his sanctimonious Christian veneer, and fly-fishing, ‘aw shucks blue-jeans image, he can’t hide an essentially ungracious and unkind soul. . . . Carter’s Waterloo, of course was the Iranian hostage crisis. It was not just that his gutting of the military helped to explain the rescue disaster. Far more importantly, we can chart the rise of radical political Islam with the storming of the American embassy in Teheran and the impotent response of Jimmy Carter.”

As a noted Anti-Semite, former President Carter should not be trying to lecture others on the topic of racism, but then he is, and clearly always has been, grossly incompetent.

ACORN is in the news again

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

You may have missed this if you depend on the NY Times for news, but ACORN, an organization with long term ties to our Dear Leader, has been caught providing illegal tax and home loan information to a pair of undercover investigative journalists posing as a pimp and a prositutute.

ACORN was caught not just proving information to cheat on taxes, they also provided information on how to hide under aged illegal immigrant prostitutes from the authorities. This was not an isolated incident either.  This occur ed at three separate ACORN offices that we know of so far!

Illegal activity is nothing new for ACORN.  Here is a short list of some crimes that they have been involved in:

Our Dear Leader had this to say about his ties to this criminal organization:

“I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.” — Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007

Keep in mind that all this criminal activity has been funded by your tax dollars!

That may change, the Senate voted yesterday to cut federal funding for ACORN by a 83 to 7 vote.

The seven who voted for continuing federal funding for an organization that supports child prostitution included both democrats from Illinois and the Socialist Senator from Vermont.

The other bit of good news that have come from this investigative journalism on the criminal organization ACORN, is that the Census department has severed ties with ACORN.

This is just a short list of ACORN’s criminal activities. Check out ACORN Watch for a more complete list.

UPDATE: New video from ACORN’s San Bernardino, CA office. This is number four, so far…

Monday Book Pick: Tokyo Suckerpunch

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Tokyo Suckerpunch, by Isaac Adamson

The first of his Billy Chaka adventures. Billy is an American writer who covers the Japanese teen scene for American teenagers, and a student of wide range of martial arts. The stories are fast paced fun “urban noir” with Chaka delivering lines that would make Raymond Chandler proud.

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Liberal Logic

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Liberal democrats who are trying to shove socialized medicine down the throats of the American people tell us that it will be “paid for” by eliminating at least $500 billion is “waste and fraud” in Medicaid and other government run health care systems already in place.

Let’s review this as rational adults. First, if the current government health care programs have $500 Billion in “waste and fraud”, how can any rational being decide that vastly increasing the government’s role in health care is a good idea?

Second, wouldn’t the first rational step be to clean up and recover that $500 Billion in “waste and fraud” in the current government systems in order to gain the trust of the American people before the federal government tries to take over 7% of the US economy?

Our Dear Leader and the so-called democrat “leadership” in Congress are doing neither of these.  Instead, they have tried to rush socialized medicine through the House and the Senate as quickly as possible, before the American people would have a chance to see what was being done to them.  Fortunately for the American people, that failed.

Grass roots opposition directly from the American people appears to have killed that 1000 page house bill that had so much wrong with it. That was a win for the American people and a loss for the far left extremist democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.