Friday, December 26, 2008
So why is anyone surprised by two members of a secret organization being such pals despite their outward political differences? Behind the scenes, they are on the same team. They strive for the same goal, and that goal is upon us. So instead of crying foul over a prayer, pray for this country and the safety of her and your family.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thomas Jefferson warned of the power that private banks could wield over the citizens. Little did he know that big bankers would be responsible for the growth of private banks into the federal government's financial matters. In 1913, with the help and urging of J.P. Morgan, the Federal Reserve system was created. The words "central bank" were not included anywhere in the charter for fear of a revolt against the idea. In fact, President Taft was not for the system, despite the insistent urging of the powerful bankers. They encouraged Teddy Roosevelt, a backer of the plan, to run against Taft in the Republican primary. He lost. The bankers did not give up and formulated an even better plan. The convinced Teddy to run in the general election against Taft and Woodrow Wilson. This shifted the advantage to Wilson who promised to sign the plan into existence. He followed through in late 1913 and the Federal Reserve was here.
Now you may be thinking that the Fed, as we like to call it today, is an arm of the government. You are mistaken. The Fed is a private group of bankers that use you and the government to rake in insane profits out of thin air. Generally, banks double their assets every ten years. That is an alarming rate and this happens despite economic conditions in the country. In fact, they control the economic conditions of the country. You see, since the dollar has been taken off the gold standard, it has no true value. It is an instrument of value that has no value of its own. It is just paper. This is called fiat money. The Feds print it, we borrow it, then we pay it back to them with interest. They create nothing of real value. "In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value." Alan Greenspan way back in 1966.
In 1901, the national debt was $1 billion. Now, that is a big number...one billion. A billion is a thousand million. After World War II, the debt climbed to $25 billion. Ah, but it is just getting revved up. Around 1976, we passed the $630 billion mark. Now we are cooking with gas. But hold on. In the mid 1980's, we passed the $1 trillion mark. A trillion is a thousand billion. By 1990, it was over $2 trillion. How high can this thing grow? In 2003 we reached the $6 trillion level. In 2008, it is estimated that our national debt is just short of $11 trillion. It is growing at a rate of $3.5 billion per day. That is a tab of over $35,000 for every man, woman and child in America. These figures do not include state and local municipality debt either.
Now, let's recap....the Fed is not a government entity yet it sets economic policy and prints money at the request of congress. The dollar is not backed by anything other than a Fed board telling us what it is worth. The Fed controls the economy and Wall Street by restricting or freeing up money and manipulating interest rates. Now, the banks that control all of this and design illegal insurance investment schemes want the people that pay the interest to them to bail them out. Does that sound about right? Someone explain to me what is even keeping this system propped up. Someone please tell me why the entire house of cards will not come tumbling down. Who was it that once said "I love my country, but I fear my government"?
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship." - Alexander Tyler 1787
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This week, president elect Obama has nominated an old Chicago basketball buddy to head the nation's education system. Arne Duncan is the 44 year old chief of Chicago's public school system. His bio is impressive enough: magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in Sociology. This may help explain why he is pushing so hard for a gay only high school in the city and to pay students for good grades. The rub is that neither Obama nor Duncan support public schools. Obama's daughters attend the University of Chicago Laboratory School, which Duncan also attended. The bigger rub is that even Chicago teachers do not support public schools. 38% of public school teachers in Chicago send their kids to private schools. That figure is very telling. Studies like the 2004 Thomas Fordham Institute report find big city public school teachers to be more likely than the general population they serve to have their own children in private schools. So what does Mr. Duncan offer the education system in America. More money spent, more specialized schools, no vouchers and no real improvement. Congratulations kids...in all of this, you are the biggest loser.
Monday, December 15, 2008
The Republican party is searching for leadership. They are wandering a bit right now. Someone will soon step up and take the role of leading us into the next cycle. Colin Powell is not that man. Colin Powell is a wolf in sheep's dress blues. Colin Powell thinks you are an idiot.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Ronald Reagan, 1964, A Time For Choosing Speech
I sure do miss that man.
Senator Mitch McConnell, sounding very much like a conservative yesterday, speaking about the soft guidelines of the auto bailout.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Here is the link to the Slurrier Journal article http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20081210/NEWS02/812100701/1025/NEWS02
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
What really happened here was the governor offering up the U.S. Senate seat appointment to the highest bidder. According to the criminal complaint, Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Company, the owner of the Chicago Tribune and about a dozen other papers in the U.S., in the sale of Wrigley Field. In return for state assistance, he wanted members of the paper's editorial board who had been critical of him fired. Strike two. He discussed getting appointments to boards along with his wife that would yield big checks with no work. And to put the cherry on top...he wanted an ambassadorship in the Obama administration once he left office. Strike three, you're out. He is also tied to Tony Rezko and Stuart Levine in the affidavit. Ok, that one gets you tossed from the game pal.
Blagojevich took the chief executive's office in 2003 by promising to clean up former Gov. George Ryan's mess. Ryan, a Republican, is serving a 6-year prison sentence after being convicted on racketeering and fraud. A decade-long investigation began with the sale of driver's licenses for bribes and led to the conviction of dozens of people who worked for Ryan when he was secretary of state and governor. See, Illinois is an equal opportunity state. Democrats and Republicans can co-exist in a plethora of greed and crime. Ahh, the Land of Lincoln today looks more like the land of Capone.
Friday, December 5, 2008
"I got some money in my pocket, ( Congress)
about ready to burn
I don't remember where I got it, ( from Tax Payers )
I gotta get it to you
So please answer the phone,
cos I keep calling,
but you're never home
What am I gonna do
Tonight, tonight, tonight -
oh I'm gonna make it right
Tonight, tonight, tonight - oh.
You keep telling me I've got everything,
you say I've got everything I want
You keep telling me you're gonna help me, ( AIG, GM, Fannie )
you're gonna help me, but you don't
But now I'm in too deep ( Big Three Automakers )
You see it's got me so that I just can't sleep
Oh get me out of here,
please get me out of here
Just help me I'll do anything, anything ( Including building cars that no one wants )
If you'll just help me get out of here.
That is pretty obvious to me. The part about "You keep telling me you are going to help me but you don't. Now I am in too deep" sounds like the Big Three Automakers, no?
This Phil Collins guy is like Nostradamus. I am now rifling through other songs to see what I can glean from them about America's financial future. I will report back as soon as I find something substantial.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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CNSNews.comIndiana’s Planned Parenthood Offers Holiday Gift Certificates for Clinic ServicesWednesday, December 03, 2008By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
(CNSNews.com) – “Looking for an unusual, yet practical gift this holiday season? Planned Parenthood of Indiana is now offering gift certificates for services or the recipient’s choice of birth control.” That’s the pitch on Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s Web site, inviting visitors to purchase gift certificates in $25 increments for all services – including abortion – at its 35 clinics across the state. “The gift certificates are intended for basic, preventive health care, such as annual exams,” a spokeswoman from Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) told CNSNews.com. “But it’s up to each patient how they use them.” Planned Parenthood Federation of America said PPIN is one of a “handful” of its chapters around the country offering the gift certificates. But critics said Planned Parenthood should not use Christmas as a marketing tool. “The word inappropriate hardly describes Planned Parenthood’s scheme,” said Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., who works for a number of pro-life causes, including Priests for Life. “To give someone a gift card from the nation’s largest abortion business to is to give death for Christmas.” In an Associated Press story, Betty Cockrum, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana, defended the gift certificate campaign, saying it would help the people in the state without health insurance gain access to health care. The Associated Press also reported that Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe praised the gift certificates as “a really meaningful gift.” But King said she finds them offensive, especially as a taxpayer who contributes to the money the U.S. government gives to Planned Parenthood each year through its Title X funding, which does not include paying for abortions. “No amount of spin can turn this promotion into anything other than an abomination,” King said. “Congress gave Planned Parenthood $3 million last year, and now a chapter of this group is defiling the celebration of our savior’s birth. As one of America’s taxpayers, I want my money back.” Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, told CNSNews.com: “I think in this holiday season where we’re celebrating the birth of our lord and savior Jesus Christ, it’s ironic that Planned Parenthood would take it upon themselves to offer gift certificates that would include giving money to someone who would be looking to have an abortion or seeking an abortion. “I think it’s ironic, it’s a diabolic scheme or scam, however you want to put it, and I just think it’s really sad,” Gardner said.
Here is the direct link http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=40177
How brash can these people be? First it was taking donations over the phone for abortions of babies that were of a certain race. Now it is making murder a gift of the season. How far will these people go? And they do it all with a huge influx of your tax money.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
From Yahoo Sports:
Mike Ditka, the Hall of Fame tight end and former Chicago Bears football coach, advocates banning NFL players from owning guns. Ditka said, “I don’t understand the league, why can anybody have a gun? I will have a policy, no guns, any NFL players we find out, period, you’re suspended.”
And that is why you are not the commish.
What is being talked about as a tolerance plan is actually quite the opposite. Although the OIC says the campaign is aimed at protecting all faiths, once again only Islam is cited by name.
The resolution contains language forbidding anyone from speaking negatively about Islam. The punishment ranges from prison time to death. This is an open door for those that wish to persecute Christians or any religion that does not follow the Islamic faith.
U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based organization that monitors the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, acknowledged that the resolution is “aimed at the Western world to intimidate anyone from criticizing radical Islam....”
UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer called the resolution and the growing opposition to it “just the latest shot in an intensifying campaign of U.N. resolutions that dangerously seek to import Islamic anti-blasphemy prohibitions into the discourse of international human rights law.”In Islamic countries, he said, “Muslim moderates, bloggers, women seeking basic freedoms – all of these will be the first to suffer from the worsening climate of state repression in the name of state-supported Islamic orthodoxy.”The move was also “aimed at the Western world, to intimidate anyone from criticizing radical Islam and those who commit violence in its name,” Neuer said.
Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them
"I thought that was irresponsible and frankly naive." Hillary Clinton July 24, 2007. Referencing Barack Obama's statement that he would be prepared to meet the leaders of Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela in his first year in office.
No big deal...let bygones be bygones. It would be irresponsible for the president to sit down with those leaders, so now Madame Secretary gets the honors. But, what about Iran. Hillary has an interesting take on the little man in Tehran. Mrs. Clinton once called for a new Palestinian state when her husband was president, now she says she will come to the aid of Israel. "I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran… In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them." That question was asked by Chris Cuomo on ABC News' Good Morning America about what she would do as president if Iran attacked Israel with nuclear weapons.
What does Obama think of Iran..."Iran, Cuba, Venezuela — these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us. And yet we were willing to talk to the Soviet Union at the time when they were saying, `We're going to wipe you off the planet." He said that at a campaign rally in Kansas in May of 2008.
So whose philosophy will win in the end. I prefer the hawk. I am a Reagan guy. Peace through strength. My gut tells me that Hillary will have to bend to the president. My hope is that Robert Gates can stand his ground.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
"Specifically, the government will back a $306 billion pool of troubled loans and securities largely related to the foundering residential and commercial real estate markets. After Citi absorbs the first $29 billion in losses on these securities, the government — first the Treasury Department and then the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) — will step in and bear 90% of any further losses. In return, the government gets up to $7 billion in preferred Citi stock and the right to buy more shares at $10.61 — not a bargain these days, with Citi trading in the single digits, but perhaps worth more down the road. On top of that, $20 billion from the Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) will be injected into the company in exchange for preferred shares that come with an 8% dividend."
Are you tired of grabbing your ankles yet?
What a tangled web you weave, Mr. Rangels
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
RUSSIAN ANALYST PREDICTS DECLINE AND BREAKUP OF USATue Nov 25 2008 09:04:22 ETA leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts. Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: "The dollar is not secured by anything. The country's foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 trillion. Now it is more than 11 trillion. This is a pyramid that can only collapse." The paper said Panarin's dire predictions for the U.S. economy, initially made at an international conference in Australia 10 years ago at a time when the economy appeared strong, have been given more credence by this year's events. When asked when the U.S. economy would collapse, Panarin said: "It is already collapsing. Due to the financial crisis, three of the largest and oldest five banks on Wall Street have already ceased to exist, and two are barely surviving. Their losses are the biggest in history. Now what we will see is a change in the regulatory system on a global financial scale: America will no longer be the world's financial regulator." When asked who would replace the U.S. in regulating world markets, he said: "Two countries could assume this role: China, with its vast reserves, and Russia, which could play the role of a regulator in Eurasia." Asked why he expected the U.S. to break up into separate parts, he said: "A whole range of reasons. Firstly, the financial problems in the U.S. will get worse. Millions of citizens there have lost their savings. Prices and unemployment are on the rise. General Motors and Ford are on the verge of collapse, and this means that whole cities will be left without work. Governors are already insistently demanding money from the federal center. Dissatisfaction is growing, and at the moment it is only being held back by the elections and the hope that Obama can work miracles. But by spring, it will be clear that there are no miracles." He also cited the "vulnerable political setup", "lack of unified national laws", and "divisions among the elite, which have become clear in these crisis conditions." He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts - the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong. He even suggested that "we could claim Alaska - it was only granted on lease, after all." Panarin, 60, is a professor at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and has authored several books on information warfare. Developing...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Now move to Hillary herself, who sources say will accept the Secretary of State post. Do you see any change yet? Let's not forget about Tom Daschle. He has been tapped for the Department of Health and Human Services to spot. That chair controls almost a quarter of all federal spending. After his defeat in the Senate, Tom stayed in D.C. to "advise" public policy on health care with the firm of Alston and Bird. Daschle's wife was acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in the Clinton administration and is one of Washington's top lobbyists. Change? Anyone see change in these positions?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
"A private investigator has uncovered illegal activities including and far worse than prostitution being offered by Theatair X itself. The Indiana Attorney General and the Federal Prosecutor for this district are ready to act, but the Clarksville Town Council is refusing to simply enforce existing laws by not allowing the local police to bust the facility. The council has been approached in private with the results of this 24 month investigation by a professional former FBI agent who calls Theatair X violations of sex laws "the worst I've seen in my 26 year career," but the council says it will not act because it has not heard any complaints from the citizens of this area about Theatair X. "
Commentary from me:
Maybe there haven't been any complaints because the ones that would be complaining do not go to this establishment and the ones that do are not complaining. It is time for Clarksville to clean up their town. Many don't know, but Veteran's Parkway was slated to go right through the Theatair X property, but with some fancy legal work and route changes, we now have our children asking what all the X's are for when we simply want to go to Lowe's.
The press conference to unveil to the news media the illegal activities taking place at Theatair X will occur Tuesday beginning promptly at 5:30 PM and ending promptly at 6:15 PM at Kye's I in Jeffersonville. A link to ROCK's site is at the right.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax (together with cigarettes is the sin tax)
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
County Excise Tax
And the new Floyd County TAX....
Did I leave any out?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago.
"Born Free and Taxed to Death" Anonymous - I bet that person was from Floyd County
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Also in the new "alternative school" being set up in Chicago for gay, lesbian and trans-whatever teens, PETA is pushing for an all vegetarian menu. Come on in big brother and tell me what I can eat today.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I can hear the chants now....Obama for president of the world.
Friday, November 7, 2008
The chief said the current boat is not suitable for the river because it was designed for lake use. They plan to sell that craft to offset the 100K bill on the new one. If your town is on a major river, why would you ever buy a boat for a lake? An even better question - if you are a citizen of New Albany, why would you expect any different?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We want to be one of the first to congratulate him," Yousef said.
"This is an historic day, a turning point. I think this is the very first time in history that one country's election concerned everyone everywhere all over [the] world," said Yousef. "Everybody is looking forward to Obama's change, for a change in the U.S. policy, particularly in the Israeli-Palestinian equation, which is the mother of all conflicts."
No word yet on when Mr. Obama plans to sit down unconditionally with Hamas.
Who will lead us? The obvious names pop into my mind. Mitch McConnell escaped to remain minority leader in the senate. Sarah Palin surely has loftier goals ahead. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee could take the lead. Or we can look to someone younger, more dynamic. Someone like Bobby Jindal or Michael Steele. Or maybe it will be someone we haven't heard of yet. Someone like the man Obama was just a few short years ago as a state senator.
Will the party return to its roots or move to the center? There was a lot of talk in this cycle when John McCain grabbed the nomination of the party splitting and a new "conservative" party being formed. Let me strongly state that I believe this would be devastating. This party is still the big tent party. There is plenty of room for everyone here. I believe movement to the right on the size and scope of government is the key. George W. did a lousy job in this area. He presided over the growth of government, not the reduction. I believe abortion is still a valid argument for conservatives. It is likely now to never be overturned because of the Supreme Court Justices that will be appointed by Obama. That doesn't mean we forget the issue. We need to educate people on the trauma that is inflicted on the unborn as well as the mother and the father. We need to focus on helping those facing this decision and reduce abortions from the grassroots level instead of the executive level. It is time to cut loose the Bush presidency and return to fiscal responsibility. The budget deficit is a disgrace and spending is out of control. Republicans had nothing to say to the American people. They had nothing new under the sun to run on. We have many good ideas in this party. We need to articulate them and help the public to understand them.
How long will it take? That is up to us. Will we mope and complain about this administration or will we get off our cans and fight for it. If the tax increases go into effect sooner rather than later, we could gain seats in the house in two years. Or we could be out for ten. It is our choice. We need to rally around new leadership, embrace the values and positions that swept the Republicans into power in 1994 in the House of Representatives and we need to do it soon. Ronald Reagan is still the model we strive to emulate.
I want to congratulate Mitch Daniels, Tony Bennett and especially Ed Clere for their victories. Ed, you have ousted one of the strongholds of the Democratic Party in this state. You did it in short order and with positions that were clear and understandable. We need more of that in Southern Indiana. I look forward to speaking with you soon. As for now, we have a lot of work to do.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
It is my right to be uncommon - if I can.
I seek opportunity, not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen,
humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk;
to dream and to build,
to fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.
I prefer the challenges of life
to the guaranteed existence;
the thrill of fulfillment
to the still calm of utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence
nor my dignity for a handout.
I will never cower before any master
nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid;
to think and act for myself,
enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly
and say, this I have done.
My Creed by Dean Alfange
The Honorable Dean Alfange was an American statesman born December 2, 1899, in Constantinople (now Istanbul). He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and attended Hamilton College, graduating in the class of ’22. Hamilton offers the “Dean Alfange Essay Prizes” established by Dean Alfange and awarded to the students who write the best and second-best essays on a feature or an issue of American constitutional government.
Alfange was the American Labor candidate for governor of New York and a founder of the Liberal Party of New York.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Check out the article : http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122463231048556587.html
Friday, October 31, 2008
"The reason that we want to do this, change our tax code, is not because I have anything against the rich," Obama said in Sarasota, Florida, yesterday. "I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. That’s the America dream, that’s the American way, that’s terrific.
"The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.
"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."
Thursday, October 30, 2008
"Rashid Khalidi is a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the Jews from Palestine,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Rashid Khalidi
And see all those Jews again."
Amazing isn't it. Makes you wonder why the LA Times kept this under wraps. Oh yeah, the Constitution of the United States has something to say about all this....
"'No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress or elector of President and Vice-President,or hold any office,civil or military under the United States or under any State...that has given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.'Amendment 14 Section 3"
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
The publication of the New Party also boasted of Obama's win in the State Senate race clearly stating he was a member of the New Party. The New Zeal blog, available at http://www.newzeal.blogspot.com/, has the full details of this story.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
"It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. "
"Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. "
"And he's going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially; it's not going to be apparent that we're right."
Enough said on the question of is he qualified.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence and quickly voted to import 20,000 Bibles for the citizens to use. Patrick Henry is best noted for his quote "Give me liberty or give me death." Take that quote in its full context and you get something quite different. 'An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.' You won't find that in the history books at your local school today. He went on to say in the following year of 1776, 'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.'
In George Washington's farewell address in 1796 he stated, 'It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.' This from the father of our country.
Of course, as progressives will note, we have grown as a country. We have had several Supreme Court decisions that have "advanced" us as a society. The first was in 1947, when this prayer was removed. 'Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee. We beg Thy blessings upon us and our parents and our teachers and our country. Amen.' Then in 1963, the Supreme Court banished the Bible from public schools. Part of the summary for the majority was this. 'If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could and have been psychologically harmful to children.' Really? In 1965, the Court again took more rights when they denied a student from praying aloud over his food at lunch time. Now they were on a roll. In 1980, the 10 commandments were removed from school because students might actually "read them." James Madison, the man credited with writing the bulk of the Constitution, had a different view. 'We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.' Just don't read them.
I am not advocating making every public school in America a theist institution. We have private schools for that. I do however support vouchers for parents so that they can make the decision on which school their child attends, public or private. I do condone a return to the principles on which this country was founded and which made her great. That doesn't mean you have to be a Christian or religious person, but you do have to be honest, work hard and play by the rules. Freedom of religion is a basic right and if not for the Christians that founded this country and sacrificed for her, others would not have that right.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
And just think, Obama will have the chance to shore up the court with the most liberal of judges that will continue the killing for another thirty years. Heaven help us.
The leading issue nationally is the economy and how its changes are affecting every one of us. That would have to be equally as important locally, here in Floyd County, as it is everywhere else. If Governor Daniels gets re-elected November 4th, as I believe he will, I believe he will begin his process of trimming local governments and their expenditures. I do not agree with all of these initiatives. However, there are certainly government expenditures at the County level that can be trimmed and made more efficient. I do not agree that we need only one County Commissioner, and I don't think the voters do either. However, there might be other county offices......for example, township assessors.....whose responsibilities could be covered by a central County agency, such as the County Assessor. If County governments are going to have their State funding trimmed, we will have to find efficiencies that we haven't tried before and find better ways to do business. I want our teachers, fireworkers and police agencies to have higher wages but this will have to be balanced with budget concerns in many other areas.
I hope to bring you more from Mr. Matthews soon with some details of how we can achieve the goals with less revenue.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
"Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy." One of my favorites from the ole guy from Louisiana. But, I have a new take on his old fascism quote...."Is socialism ever comes to America, it will be wrapped in an American flag and be carried by the most liberal man in the nation, Barack Obama."
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
If you were born a U.S. citizen, by way of a botched abortion, you have no rights. No health care and no constitutional rights.
Friday, October 10, 2008
"You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking."
There have been many incidents of people comparing the Junior Senator from Illinois to the Jewish Carpenter from Nazareth. We all remember that Obama was a "community organizer" like Jesus. We have heard that Pontius Pilot was a governor, like Sara Palin. Rush had a different take recently on his show. "I know Jesus Christ. I pray to Jesus Christ all the time," said Limbaugh." I study what Jesus Christ did and said all the time, and let me tell you something, Barack Obama, you are no Jesus Christ." He went on to add, "I can't find any such references to Jesus promoting infanticide nor do I find any references to Jesus Christ suggesting sex education be taught to 4- and 5-year-olds, but I'm still looking in the New Testament and I'll let you all know if I come up with anything."
Imagine any pundit or religious leader on the right comparing McCain or Palin to the Deity. Imagine the outrage that would flow from that. Farrakhan is another violent, unrepentant terrorist in the fold of Obama.
Finally, let's take Obama in his own words. Speaking at Dartmouth, he told a gathering of students before the New Hampshire primary in January this : "a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote" for Obama.
If Obama is the Messiah, I just turned atheist.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
"I was against the Bail Out Bill before I was for it."
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Indiana is not the only state where ACORN has found itself in trouble. In Nevada, official raided the Las Vegas headquarters after receiving multiple registrations in the same name and ones with fake or duplicate addresses. They are also being investigated in Ohio, Wisconsin and Florida. I am sure more states will follow.
What's worse than blatantly violating voter registration rules is that this organization receives over 40% of their working budget from tax payers like you and I. The other 60% comes from liberal hacks. Obama has even trained volunteers for ACORN and members have worked on his campaign. In Ohio, homeless people were driven to the polls for early registration and same day voting. All on your dime.
We all know that the Obomunist nation will do whatever it takes to win, including registering one man in Florida eleven times, but this is just nutty. Where is the mainstream media on this one. The blogosphere is the only place to read about it.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Page 290 - Extension for tax exemption and Seven year cost recovery for Motor Racing Race Tracks.
Page 295 - Extension on the exemption for Wool research and the Wool Research Fund. Huh?
Page 298 - Extension for the Film and Television Production Industry.
Page 300 - and my personal favorite.....Extension on the tax exemption for companies that manufacture certain wooden arrows for children's toys.
The constituents have spoken. The email to Congress was running 90% against the bill and this is why. We need a bill to keep our markets moving, not a bill to give more away.
Question of the day - Who is going to oversee the oversight committee on this?
Here is the link to the entire 451 pages of crap we are being sold....enjoy. http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/AYO08C32_xml.pdf
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Follow this link to one of my favorite sites and listen to ole Baron himself in Sellersburg. Pass this along to all you know.
One more thing....as of today, the fight is on. I pledge to do all that I can to put Mike Sodrel back in office and I am asking you to do the same.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Here is the link if you want to read the ugly details for yourself http://www.businessandmedia.org/printer/2008/20080924145932.aspx
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
We can avoid those difficult times if we believe in less government, more personal responsibility and accountability from leaders in both the private and public sectors."
Welcome to the Socialist States of America. Free markets and tax payers be damned.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
OBAMA: Over the last few days, we have seen clearly what's at stake in this election. The news from Wall Street has shaken the American people's faith in our economy. The situation with Lehman Brothers and other financial institutions is the latest in a wave of crises that have generated tremendous uncertainty about the future of our financial markets. This is a major threat to our economy and its ability to create good-paying jobs and help working Americans pay their bills, save for their future, and make their mortgage payments.
Since this turmoil began over a year ago, the housing market has collapsed. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had to be effectively taken over by the government. Three of America's five largest investment banks failed or have been sold off in distress. Yesterday, Wall Street suffered its worst losses since just after 9/11. We are in the most serious financial crisis in generations.
Now let's follow the dollars.
Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008 1) Chris Dodd $133,900 2) John Kerry $111,000 3) Barack Obama $105,849 4) Hillary Clinton $75,550
Barack is listed number 3 on the list and the dates here are from 1989 to 2008. He has only been in the Senate for 3 years. That is a lot of money in a short time. Oh, but the contradictions continue. How can you take money from a group with one hand and point your finger at them with the other?
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Secondary Question: How often does abstinence prove effective in preventing pregnancy?.....oh, I know, pick me. " Yes, Mr. Short" 100% of the time. You are correct.