Thursday, February 19, 2009

Something to Watch Out For

I recently watched a video that made my blood chill. Seems that a group of Foreign Nationals have started setting up training bases... in the US.

Watching the video just made me mad. Here are people taking advantage of our government's protection to plot against, and carry out attacks against, our government and our country.

It seems this is a group that the US Federal Government should watch closely.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Justice is Served... Common Sense is Saved

Remember this case? Well, it seems that the decision came out in favor of common sense. The illegal aliens (and their lawyers) did not receive near the amount of money they were asking for. Instead, they were told, "You have to prove your case, and you didn't"

I also like the fact the attorney defending Mr. Barnett feels strongly that the amounts awarded can be overturned on appeal. Just looking at the basic facts, I tend to agree.

Read the entire article and review the photographic evidence from the link. Kind of hard to make a case against the legal US citizen.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Just How Bad is The BS Package?

Well, based on recent facts (about a week ago), enormous amounts from the BS Package will be plowed into... non stimulus items. And, looking at the list, it seems most of these other items are projects and causes near and dear to the heart of many "progressives."

This includes:
  • $650 million for digital-TV coupons - Since when did TV stimulate anything?
  • $5.2 billion for community-development block grants and “neighborhood stabilization activities,” - ACORN will be eligible to apply for these.
  • $600 million to convert the federal auto fleet to hybrids
  • $450 million for NASA (carve-out for “climate-research missions”)
  • $600 million for NOAA (carve-out for “climate modeling”) - They definitely need more money for climate modeling and climate research to explain why "global climate change" seems to be slowing or reversing course (not predicted by their models).
  • $2 billion for renewable-energy research ($400 million just for global-warming research)
  • $2 billion for a “clean coal” power plant in Illinois (because less CO2 is better? Yeah, right. See link below.)
  • $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects - Try telling them that, based on science, it's not CO2, it's the SUN!
Take a look here for the full list. Yeah, keep trying to sell this BS as a 'stimulus package, progressives.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Even the Brits Can See We've Gone Wrong

This article quickly covers just how bad the BS package is, with a quick run down of why it sucks so badly. The British writer describes, with great clarity, the big mistake Obama and the Democrats made.

Obama is backing the most primitive interpretation of Keynes’s theories: that any form of government spending amounts to an economic stimulus. He is almost blind to supply-side economics, which suggests that if you want to encourage profitable job creation, you should concentrate on reducing companies’ payroll taxes – and then leave individual businesses to decide how best to employ the funds released.

Instead, the young president seems to want to take us back to some of the failed policies of the 1930s, under the mistaken impression that they were a great triumph. He illustrates with dreadful clarity George Santayana’s most-quoted aphorism: those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.

Of course, any thinking person can see the Democrats are more worried about their pet programs than they are about helping the nation.

Too bad the rest of us have to pay for their lack of intellect.

Hat Tip Hot Air.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Well, Here's Hoping

I've done verything I can think to do, including calling my Representative and my Senators. Now, we just have to wait for their vote. My hope is that someone grows a brain, especially the three defectors.

This BS spending has little to do with actually improving the lives of Americans. If it did, then it would be good over the long haul, not harmful to our economy. Instead, the BS package is stuffed with all sorts of goodies that have nothing to do with stimulating the economy and everything to do with spending money where Democrats want it to go.

Way to put one over on the American people, Democrats.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Partisan Politics Could Kill the BS

Pelosi is my hero, but not for the reason you may think. Somehow, she has managed to find one sure-fire way to ruin the chances for the BS package. And that's good, because this spending package is not needed. The economy has to retract a bit.

If the Pelosi and the Democrats were serious about passing a bill to help Americans, they would have listened to all ideas. They would have reviewed history to see what works and what doesn't.

Instead, we have the Democratic leadership pushing through a bill without even completely listening to their own party. We have a party trying to push through a stimulus package that the public does not want and that most certainly will HURT the US economy in the long term.

So Pelosi, for helping make the BS fail, thank you.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lunch Hour Reading

Go read this article right now. Call your Senator and your Congressional Representative and tell this is the stimulus you want, not the BS package that went through the House and is Currently being debated in the Senate.

This bill is a real stimulus package. It doesn't have the immense amounts of pork in the current Senate bill. It also includes language that points to a temporary solution for a temporary problem.

One thing that's nice to note, at least not all Democrats are crazy.

Who's the Victim Here?

When I read this story, I thought I was reading some sort of fiction. It sounds like a quote from "Animal Farm." I can hear the argument, "Even though this is your private land, my civil rights trump your right to property." Yeah, NOT!!

I can't even believe this made it to court. I mean, why aren't they just deporting these people back to their country? Their illegal aliens for Heaven's sake. And Mr Barnett's lawyer has a valid point, "illegal immigrants [do] not have the same rights as U.S. citizens." If you're for the rule of law, then you should be complaining right now.

How is a man supposed to even own land if he's not allowed to keep people off of it? If we cannot keep people off our land, that makes it public land. This is a dangerous case of the rights of the victim being put after the rights of the attackers.

But of course it's happening in civil court, where the law is a bit different than criminal court. If this was criminal court, the actual criminals (read trespassers and illegal aliens) would be the ones on trial. Weird times.

Read the whole article.

Hat Tip Hot Air for the link.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

What CNN Isn't Saying

This recent article from CNN points to growing discontent from voters across the nation. As more about the B.S. spending package is unearthed, people are discovering this is not what they want for their country.

What is odd about the CNN article, though, is the lack any statement about the stimulus. They deftly turn the article away from why people are really calling (to complain about the stimulus package) to an easy "I don't like law breakers!" collection of comments.

CNN, let me give you a clue. The phone lines are jammed because people are learning more about what's in the BS package and they don't want this BS shoved down their throats.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Too Good Note To Repost

Recently read an article on Little Green Footballs about Obama promoting the BS Package. The logical fallacies pointed out in the argument are AWESOME! It also points to Obama's speaking style, which is how he managed to get elected. (It certainly wasn't because of his experience.)

Read the whole article.

Where Did This Big Stimulus (BS) Come From?

So, as we discuss the BS spending package that passed the House and is currently being bandied about in the Senate, you have to wonder. Where does the blame for all of this pork need to be assigned? I mean, the stimulus is so bad, even the Democratically controlled Congressional Budget Office finds fault with it.

One place it does not belong is with the Republican representatives. They voted unanimously against the spending. They felt, rightly so, that the bill included WAY too much government spending spread across too broad a time frame, without any measures to retard the spending if the economy got better. In addition, the measures they supported, measures that have been shown to work in the past, were not included.

That leaves President Obama and the Democratic leadership in the house. The president shares blame for getting the ball rolling. However, I'm not sure this bill is what he had in mind.

As this audio from Congressman Timm Cooper (D - TN) explains, it seems the president is quietly opposing the current package that came out of the House. Even more telling is the Congressman's indictment of the Democratic legislative leadership. This points to a growing shift from unquestioning support to a desire for more open leadership. Listen to the interview.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

This is What I've Been Saying!

This video with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is what I've been saying all along. His point, private capital is the driver of the economy, is totally correct. Government is not a driver of the economy.

In addition, I appreciate his comments about the debt. As I mentioned in a previous post, our current Congress has no sense of fiscal responsibility or what it will take to pay for their spending. I'd rather my toddler daughter not pay for the economic slump of 2009 when she's old enough to pay taxes.

I love his advice on how to deal with this, "Take a deep breath," and "Tell the truth." As he mentions, there is no painless way out of where we are.

Of course he backs up what I've always said, Cut payroll taxes. This means people who are working will get to keep and spend more of their money.

There are too many good points to cover all of them (including the point where he talks about how this is not a stimulus package, but a spending bill). Watch the whole video.

Hat Tip Hot Air

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Do Any of these Democrats Pay Taxes?

Well, apparently another Obama nominee has had to withdraw because of tax issues. This is in addition to other tax cheats I've talked about before. Do any of these Democratic leaders even pay taxes anymore? This would explain why they are okay with raising taxes, since they plan to cheat their way out of paying their fair share.

For Heaven's Sake, if you're going to set the rules, you should at least follow them yourselves. Not something the Obama administration is known for in it's short time in office, though.

And where is the Main Stream Media on this? Even they are giving Obama warnings that all may not be well.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Where is Their Fiscal Responsibility?

While we're all cutting back, Congress is raising their stipends? Are you kidding? Of course, as the commentator mentions, Congress is always for shoveling more "pork" to their states.

See the video.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Another Democratic Nominee a Tax Cheat?

Having one appointee with tax problems can seem like an easy mistake for the new President. Having two nominees who don't pay their taxes, however, sounds like more than that. The second nominee to run into problems, Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services, makes me pause and look a little more closely at Obama's administration.

I mean, here is a man who forgot to report more than $80,000 in income. Doesn't this disqualify him from office? I think so.

Hat Tip Hot Air for the start.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

NASA's Climatologists Now Against Anthropogenic Global Warming

If we really listen to climatologists, instead of ex-politicians parading as celebrities, we will see more and more scientists speaking out about the fallacy of CO2 and the failed climate models used to predict dire consequences.

Instead, these climatologists point to cooling global temperatures and a slowing of the "dramatic rise" of ocean levels. In fact, more climate scientists signed on as anthropogenic global warming skeptics than those authors supporting the IPCC report.

It looks more and more like the debate about global warming, far from being over, is just now starting to get going.

See also this article detailing dissent from the IPCC models used to predict global warming.

Hat Tip - Crossfit - Breaking the 'dumb jock' stereotype.