Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The Republicans raise $10 million every month from corporate interests and lobbyists. The Democratic Party will never be able to compete in the traditional ways with a party that has abandoned the people and taken selling access and influence to a new level.But we can do it if half a million people are giving $20 a month to change the way our political process works.
Can you help us come up with a message for Rush that we’ll place on a billboard right in his hometown? We’ll go through all the slogans we get, and the winner will have his or her message appear on the billboard — and receive a free T-shirt featuring the winning slogan.
This is the website where people will go to submit their slogans. I want all of us to submit slogans as well - only they will be pro-Rush slogans! Let's inundate them with slogans supporting Rush. Now obviously they will get a lot from the Obamabots, and of course they will not pick one of ours, but how annoying to be forced to read through thousands of pro-Rush slogans! Hahahahaha!
Now, because it is a DNC call to arms, they are asking for your name and email address and all that. If you don't want to give them your info, just make something up, or create a false (or dozens) email address through some web based email provider like Hotmail, Google, or Yahoo.
GO NOW!!! DO IT!!! SUPPORT RUSH!!
And for those reading that think Rush is horrible man because Robert Gibbs and other Democrats are saying that he wants America to fail, or he wants the American economy to fail due to his statement of wanting Obama to fail, here is a bit of the transcript from his speech at CPAC:
It didn't take long for people to get fired up when they figured out that they're going to be paying mortgages for people who should never have been lent money in the first place for the bogus excuse of maintaining property values in the neighborhood. This is something that -- the complacency of the American people is something they're going to rely on along with their authoritarian efforts to control it. But they will not succeed at this. Because we're not quitters. We don't acquiesce. We're not going to give up the American dream and watch idly while it is restructured and transformed. [Applause]
As I say, we want the best: Happiness for everybody. Now, about my still-to-me mysteriously controversial comment that I hope President Obama fails. I was watching the Super Bowl. And as you know, I love the Pittsburgh Steelers. [Cheers and Applause] So they have this miraculous scoring drive that puts them up by four, 15 seconds left. Kurt Warner on the field for the Cardinals. And I sure as heck want you to know I hope he failed. I did not want the Cardinals to win. I wanted Warner to make the biggest fool of himself possible. I wanted a sack, I wanted anything. I wanted the Steelers to win. I wanted to win. I wanted the Cardinals to fail. This notion that I want the President to fail, folks, this shows you a sign of the problem we've got. That's nothing more than common sense and to not be able to say it, why in the world do I want what we just described, rampant government growth indebtedness, wealth that's not even being created yet that is being spent, what is in this? What possibly is in this that anybody of us wants to succeed?
If you believe that a President's policies will bring financial ruin to the country, do you want those policies to succeed? NO. Therefore you want him to fail - because his success in those policies would mean a broken American economy.
Democrats keep trying to say that Rush wants America to fail because if Obama fails, then we all fail. Sorry, that's backwards. America will succeed if Obama fails to implement his stranglehold over the economy.
(Note: the Dow has dropped from about 14,000 to just over 6,000 since just before his election...)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Alrighty! I've got my gloves back on; let's get down to business.
I love it when people say to me, "Obviously you don't know" something, as though I make pernicious claims just for the fun of it. I know it is hard for you to believe, but many, many conservatives are extremely well educated in economics, history, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, etc. Unlike the millions of American students who are imprisoned within the public school system, over which the government holds a monopoly, I was introduced to great thinkers and philosophers, and of course, to an accurate historical record of the world. These introductions obviously occurred outside of my revisionist, narrow-minded public school curriculum. Through these independent studies, I was (and still am) able to learn and think about various issues within a historical context as well as a topical context. This is commonly referred to analysis. So let's be done with this aspect: I know stuff, ok?
However, much to your dismay, we again agree on something. I concur when you posit that communist societies possess these characteristics: "freedom of speech and press are abolished, and opponents are exiled or imprisoned." Now, obviously you forgot to mention a couple of other important attributes of communism. FYI, nudge, nudge, communism is also, via Wikipedia:
a socioeconomic structure and political ideology that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless society based on common ownership and control of the means of production and property in general.
There is a "socioeconomic structure" in place with communism. It involves much more than just a couple of characteristics. And lest I am accused of not going to the source, here is a statement from website of the Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA):
We Communists believe that socialism is the very best replacement for a capitalist system that has served its purpose, but no longer meets the needs and requirements of the great majority of our people.
Huh. I'm confused... don't lefties always try to say that socialism has nothing to do with communism, and that connecting the two is a right-wing conspiracy to scare people away from socialism? Here is another excerpt from Wikipedia:
As a political ideology, communism is usually considered to be a branch of socialismSoooo... what we have here is an explicit connection between communism and socialism. Socialism is the preferred economic system of communists. And now remember, our dear Western European friend, you are the one that told us of the harsh realities that exist inside a communist society; a place where "freedom of speech and press are abolished, and opponents are exiled or imprisoned." Your words, not mine.
Ask yourself this question, because it is obvious that you have not: why is it that a form of government that requires everyone to be the same, uses an economic structure that redistributes wealth from earners to non-earners, and punishes any sort of success whether that be economic, personal, physical, etc. is ALSO the same government that oppresses free speech, free press, and exiles, imprisons, or murders its opponents?
Answer: the government can only coerce people to live according to its will through the use of force and oppression to make is citizens comply.
Now, how does this relate to President Obama? Lucky for me, Randall Hoven at American Thinker just yesterday published an article on this very topic, saving me a lot of time. To summarize the article - which you must read in its entirety on your own - he simply lists the CPUSA's platform, line by line, and applies that list to Obama's actions to date. Guess what he found? You'll never guess, I'm sure.
Of 44 items on the CPUSA's list, 22 are already enacted, 21 are in work, 1 is being violated.
In conclusion, I would like to say:
Yes, Obama and the Democrat party leaders, Pelosi and Reid, are moving us towards socialism at warp speed.
Yes, I believe that the evidence to date (i.e. Obama's own statements, his background teaching and working in radical socialist/communist organizations, and his radical associations) and the historical precedent of socialism and communism gives us a clear picture about the precarious position of our individual freedoms and liberties in relation to Obama's policies.
Yes, I think it is obvious that your precious Western European nations are losing their freedoms and their liberty as each generation is infected with a larger sense of entitlement than the previous generation. Those countries are going bankrupt trying to keep up with all of the social programming that has been implemented over the years. (As an aside, wouldn't it be interesting to see how much money Europe could spend on these social programs of which they are so proud, and about which they feel so superior to us, if the USA were not completely funding their defenses, and have been since World War II? Just a thought...)
Yes, the open road to prosperity is congested for the citizens of Europe because of overregulation and the disincentives to produce that occur as a result of the high taxation that exists to support the immoral wealth redistributionist policies enacted by the socialist governments.
Finally, because I know you are concerned, after some yoga, meditation, and a shot of wheatgrass, I am finally at peace with the words that I chose to use... Wait, just kidding. After a lot of study, reading, investigation, analysis, and critical thinking on my part, I know I used, and continue to use, correct terminologies. If this still baffles you, then my advice to you is, try being a little more "choosy" about where you get your information from, after all, I wouldn't want people to question your credibility.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
- Timothy Geithner - Obama cabinet nominee tax evader
- Hilda Solis - Obama cabinet nominee tax evader
- Tom Daschle - Obama cabinet nominee tax evader
- Nancy Killefer - Obama cabinet nominee tax evader
- Ron Kirk - Obama cabinet nominee tax evader (this article states that Kirk is the fourth Obama nominee to have evaded paying taxes, but actually he is the fifth, FYI to the LA Times)
- Chris Dodd (D) - received a sweetheart mortgage deal from Country Wide, a company who's practices and relationship with Fannie Mae added to the housing mess. Dodd is also the guy who gets to write the laws governing Country Wide's market, and who received the largest contributions from Frannie Mae itself.
- Barack Obama (D) - received a sweetheart mortgage deal from Northern Trust, and was the third highest recipient of contributions from, you guessed it Fannie Mae (and after only a couple of hundred days in the Senate!) Obama's campaign also owes various cities across the US money for services rendered.
- Charlie Rangel (D) - tax evader and the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee (means he writes the tax code we all "have" to follow...)
- Scott and Courtney are both attorneys and met at their firm
- The rings were from Tiffany & Co.
- He proposed at her family's cabin in Idaho (so the Gregoire's have a second home)
- There were 225 guests in attendance
- The menu: Fresh caught regional seafood, Washington wine, locally grown produce, and as the hours wore on, they provided mini-burgers topped with blue cheese and caramelized onions.
- The cake: Pink champagne cake with raspberry filling, and orange with buttercream
- Favorite moment: it had been raining all day, but when Courtney and her father stepped out of the Governor's Mansion, a ray of sunshine came out
- Out-of-town guests found gift bags waiting for them in their hotel rooms
- Favors for guests: Chocolates made by friends that own a candy business
- Honeymoon destination: Cook Islands and New Zealand
Sunday, March 1, 2009
How grassroots the movement really is, is debatable, says Ms. Deerman at Eastern Illinois University. “I’m suspicious only because … the conservative movement has repeatedly used this tactic of creating an appearance of grassroots activism when they’re actually very well orchestrated,” she says. “It allows them to mask this ongoing ideological battle that’s super-invested in small government, low taxes, and a free market.”
What’s ironic about the teaparty concept is that is was hatched up by CNBC not #tcot. After having milked their Jim Cramer “they know nothing” moment for months CNBC management needed another scripted rant to boost ratings. That twitter upstart @stocktwits had the nerve to issue a call to boycott CNBC. They needed a new champion of the average person. Rick Santelli’s name got major applause today. Their plan worked. We have a new champion for the everyday guy who does not want to pay for his neighbors extra bathroom.