Friday, October 31, 2008

Want to Keep More of the Money You Earned? Obama Calls You Selfish

Senator Obama has called hard working Americans that don't want to see an increase in their taxes "selfish." Sticks and stones senator....He also hearkened back to the Clinton administration and doted over his economic policies. Only problem is that it started in the Reagan era. The phrase "a rising tide lifts all boats" was an argument for trickle down Reaganomics. Here is the full quote, try not to gag on your keyboard.

"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."

Will America Have Buyer's Remorse?

The man can move a crowd, no doubt about it. He speaks with ease and flows in and out of talking points better than Bill Clinton. He has built his prominence out of thin air. He is a blank slate that voted present a hundred times. He is the one, Barack Obama. But, will America wake up next Wednesday with an election speech induced hang over and ask themselves "What have we done?" Will they realize, the owners and managers of companies, the hard working middle class, the one's that drive this economy and push America to improve daily....will they realize that words really do matter? Obama's economic plans have been tested. They have had a long trial run in places like France. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once claimed "America's economy is one of liberty, Europe's is one of equality." I know plenty of so called progressives in my town that long for this situation. I see it as a longing for everyone to be mediocre. Mona Charon wrote today this excerpt: "If Barack Obama is elected president and Democrats control large majorities in the House and Senate, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid triumvirate will move the country decisively in the direction of dying Europe -- low productivity, high joblessness, low birth rates, high taxes, and limp foreign policies. The triumvirate will do this at a time when a vibrant America is more necessary than ever -- with Iran seeking nuclear weapons, Pakistan teetering, al-Qaida regrouping, China and Russia telegraphing hostility, and Iraq just barely emerging into the sunshine. " That says a lot in just a few lines. Is this really what Americans want? To just be? To conform to the world's standards of productivity, ingenuity and tax rates? I don't believe it truly is and I certainly hope we don't all wake up on November 5th with a buyer's remorse migraine.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama's Irish Toast to Khalidi

I have discovered the LA Times tape in question and was surprised that Obama used an old Irish toast. It fit quite well for Rashid, a former PLO spokesman. The following is what I uncovered.

"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

Does Baron Represent the Values of the District?

Baron Hill is one slippery dude. He doesn't like to get pinned down on issues around election time and you hardly ever see video of him talking about issues. Thankfully, he still has a voting record. Let's take a brief stroll down roll call lane and see if his votes match up with the ideals that the majority in this district still hold dear.

Voted NO on banning abortion funding in US aid abroad (May 2001)

Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage (Sep 2004)

Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance (Sep 2004)

Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)

Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)

Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)

Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)

Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)

Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)

Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)

Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)

Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)

And this is just a partial list. Add to that the fact that as of June 2008, Baron had over $1.7 million on hand for his re-election bid. 65% of that money came from political committees and only 17% came from actual Hoosiers. I can only assume that most of that amount was from IU professors.

Mix it all together and bake it at 350 degrees for an hour and you get something that resembles an inside the beltway liberal. That is not representative of our district. One more thing to consider....Just look who this guy hangs out with.

Sarah Palin and Bocephus Tonight

The countdown is on. Eight hours till Sarah Palin rocks that big warehouse in Jeffersonville. I plan on getting there early and you should too. Organizers are planning on around 20,000 people being there. That is a tad more than showed up for Joe Biden a few weeks back. Doors open at 4:30 and Hank hits the stage at 6:30. The only thing that could infuriate liberals more would be Ted Nugent and Mitch Daniels on their Harley's. I feel like I am eighteen again sitting in Dan Quayle's Vice Presidential office. See you there and don't forget to wear red, a symbol of keeping the Hoosier state in the Republican category.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rokita Seeks Criminal Probe of ACORN

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita has requested a criminal investigation into the activities of ACORN which has been under scrutiny in Lake County. The request cites over 1,400 questionable voter registrations in that county. "This is a fraud perpetrated on all of the people of Indiana, because fraudulent registrations are the first step in diluting the voice of honest voters and rendering an inaccurate tally on Election Day," Rokita stated in his request to state and federal law enforcement officials. Federal law enforcement is also looking into the matter in Indiana as well as many other states.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Reagan's Sarcasm is Obama's Talking Point

The great Ronald Reagan once joked in Washington about the liberals view of taxation and spending, "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it." Barack Obama has taken those words to heart and will see them through if he is elected.

Township Assessor? I am Voting Yes.

The goal of most conservatives is to streamline government and keep taxation low and fair. With all the talk of property taxes in Indiana, there is one change we can make close to home that brings us near to the efficiency and fairness we all want to see. The last question of the ballot in Floyd County Township reads, “Should the assessing duties of the elected township assessor in the township be transferred to the county assessor?” Voting YES will eliminate the office, voting NO will keep it. I am voting "Yes." There are over 1000 township assessors in Indiana and they assess property in 1000 different ways. Let's correct this problem, have all property assessed according to a standard, make it a more efficient process and have the opportunity as citizens to assess the person we elect every four years. Vote for less government and fairer tax bills on November 4. Vote YES.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Obama's Socialist Connections

Was Barack Obama a member of the "New Party?" The New Party is made up from leaders of the Democratic Socialists for America and claims as a member another radical by the name of Noam Chomsky. Recent photos and articles have surfaced showing Barack posing with members of the party at a membership meeting in 1996 as reported by the newsletter "New Deal."

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, has the full details of this story.

Obama's Houston Campaign Headquarters

This is a telling photo of Obama's campaign office in Houston, Texas. It is none other than radical Che Guevara super-imposed on a Cuban flag.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vogue Magazine calls it for Obama

The November Vogue hit mailboxes across America yesterday and some readers were surprised to learn that Joe Biden was the Vice President.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gaffe du'jour

Joe Biden has done exactly what we have expected him to do. He keeps talking and talking and doesn't know when to just shut up. Now he has said that Obama will be tested by the world in his first six months in office by "a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. " Can we afford for the terrorists and the rogue states to test this man? "Mark my words," Biden said in Seattle,
"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

Returning to Our Roots

Much has been opined about my profile and the statement that I wish to return Southern Indiana and this nation to the principles that made her the greatest on earth. What are those roots? Liberals will have you believe that our roots have nothing to do with religion, the Bible, Jesus, the Gospels or anything remotely pertaining to the subject. I find it peculiar that these students of history choose to overlook the faith that out forefathers put into the Almighty. They overlook that one of their favorite institutions, Harvard, was founded as a Christian College. 106 out of the first 108 institutions of higher learning in America were Christian based. One of the requirements for entering Harvard was knowledge of Latin and Greek so students could study the Bible. It's right there in the original handbook. 'Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).' In the first 100 years, half of the graduates from Harvard were pastors.

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

What McCain Should Have Said

Everybody wants details. Details about the candidates policies. Details about who they have been involved with. Well there was one moment in the debate last night when Senator McCain should have given the full details. He cornered Senator Obama on partial birth abortion, saying he voted present in the Illinois legislature, then let him go. He should have given details...details about the procedure. Americans are against late term and partial birth abortions by a vast majority. I would have put it something like this: Mr. Obama believes not only in partial birth abortions, he believes the American tax payer should pay the bill. He voted present to save face because the procedure is so barbaric. Mr. Obama, tell the American people that may not know how a partial birth abortion is performed. No, you don't want to tell them? I will. It is just like the name suggests. The woman is induced into labor and pushes the baby through the birth canal till just the head is out of the mother's body. Then a doctor pierces the back of the baby's skull by the neck and a vacuum is used to suck the brains out. The body of the baby is then fully delivered. If the baby should somehow survive this despicable act, it is placed in a bag and put on a shelf till it dies of neglect. And you sir voted PRESENT.... that does not line up with the values of the American people.

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.

Q and A with Dave Matthews

Recently I have had the opportunity to ask a few questions of the Floyd County Republican Chairman, who just so happens to be running for commissioner. I asked Dave what he thought the biggest issue was in this year's election? His response is below.

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

"Global Warming" is so 2007

Al Gore's favorite phrase is out of vogue. The new phrase is "Climate Change." Why the need for the updated lingo? Because evidence shows that the natural warming cycle of the earth is ending and now a cooling cycle has started. According to this link, , the Alaskan glaciers grew last year thanks to the cold weather. Move south to Oregon where this link says a 118 year old record was broken for a low temperature. Let's not forget about the global warming state of California, where green is the new black. This article states that temperatures in some parts of the state haven't been this cold since 1893. Expect to pay more for that Chardonnay. I guess "Global Cooling" doesn't have the same ring to it as "Climate Change," the new buzzword for 2009.

Modern Day Robinhood.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson

The Plan is to "Spread the Wealth"

At a recent door to door stop in Ohio, Senator Obama had a somewhat intimate conversation with a local plumber. The plumber asked Mr. Obama straight up if he believed in the American Dream. Obama said yes, of course. The hard working plumber went on tell Obama how he was a partial stake holder in the plumbing business with plans to purchase it all as soon as he could. In short, he was working his tail off to better himself and his family. He explained to Obama that he was being taxed for realizing his dream. Obama quickly rattled off his false 95% plan and then it happened. He told the plumber that the plan is "to spread the wealth around." Channeling Huey Long and sounding like the abortion quote he put forth about his daughters, he followed with "It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too." Read as they will have success because of your work, not theirs.

"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

McCain Wanted Action on Fannie in 2006

Follow this link to Human Events and read it all.

ACORN is Goofy, Registers Mickey Mouse in Florida

M - I - C..... See you November 4th.
K - E - Y...... Why? Because we cheat.
M O U S E.

Well, Mickey is old enough to vote. Check out this actual voter registration from Florida with an ACORN stamp on it. Can you say post election lawsuits boys and girls?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Obama on Health Care and Constitutional Rights

If you entered this country illegally, Obama has you covered. You will have the right to health care and the right to vote and the right to unemployment benefits.

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

Farrakhan Says When Obama Talks, The Messiah is Speaking

This one got my creepy senses tingling. First we had the children singing and chanting that Obama "is going to save us." Now we have Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan saying the words of the Messiah come out of Obama's mouth. These are his words earlier this year at the Saviour's Day 2008 put on by the Nation of Islam:

"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

Lisa Benson Gets it Right

Hill Silent on Debate Format

Mike Sodrel and Eric Schansberg have agreed to the lie detector debate format. I presume the reason they have agreed is that they are not liars and believe in their convictions. There has been no response from Baron Hill. I presume that is because he knows that he says one thing in Washington and another in Bloomington. When you speak out of both sides of your mouth all the time, it is difficult to remember which side is the truth.

"I was against the Bail Out Bill before I was for it."

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ACORN Falls in Indiana, What a Bunch of Nuts!

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has been busted in Indiana for fraudulently registering voters. This group is closely involved with Barack Obama and the liberal left. One of Obama's first jobs after law school was with them in Chicago. Just the other day, Lake County officials reported major abnormalities in a high number of the registrants that ACORN turned in. "Elections Board Director Sally LaSota and Ruthann Hoagland, a county elections board technologist overseeing voter registration, said Wednesday it appears some ACORN vote canvassers pulled names and addresses from telephone books and forged their signatures" The report also showed an application filled out as Jimmy Johns is actually a fast food restaurant in Crown Point and an application for a Gary man that had died almost a year earlier. The report noted that many of the registrations also had the same hand writing style.

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

450 Pages of the same ole BS

Has anyone read the bailout bill? Has any legislatures read it? I have read most of it and this is some of the garbage that is tucked into what is supposed to be a bailout package. There are many provisions for disaster relief and land use committees. All noble causes, just not the right place for it. This bill could have been condensed into 50 pages or less.

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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

You Have to Hear This

I will never forget Harvest Homecoming 2006. I was mingling with the crowd when who should appear from the other direction? Mr. Baron Hill. He obviously was not interested in answering any questions, only in making a quick appearance in the south. After an attempt to have him answer a question about a television commercial that he was airing was brushed off, he was ushered off by his handlers while I explained to him that he was a liar. A quirky smile was all I got in return. I have know for many years that this man is rude and carries a persona of being above the constituency in which he claims to serve. Now there is audible proof.

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 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.