Archive for November, 2010
Way too little…way too late!
The president announces a federal employee (civilians only) pay freeze for the next two years, saving 5 billion. Thank you, Mr. President, for doing something that smacks of cost cutting (although it’s only cost freezing). What he should be doing is announcing a 5% per year roll back in the numbers of federal employees for the next four years, and the granting of tax incentives to companies who hire those severed employees, without laying off a current one. That’s a positive move, a freeze is a bandaid on a severed limb. And I fear the only reason this is happening is because he senses that the country is about to pick up their pitchforks and charge the ramparts…and he knows a Republican house majority will be leading the pack.
“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the “right” to education, the “right” to health care, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle. There’s only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”
– P. J. O’Rourke (1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator Source: AGE AND GUILE BEAT YOUTH, INNOCENCE, AND A BAD HAIRCUT (Atlantic Monthly Press 1995)
In doing some light research on this Israeli who claims authorship of the email below, I found mixed reports. Snopes.com claims he’s not who he claims to be, however he’s mentioned in a number of FBI reports, and it’s my belief that snopes.com has their own ax to grind as a uber-liberal, often blatantly incorrect, source not to be trusted. The Mossad appearently has denied his association with them…of course they would, as would all other intelligence agencies. During a recent conversation I had with an ex CIA agent, it was basically “Don’t ask me so I won’t have to lie.” All intellegence agencies deny ex employees even exist. The below whiffs of the truth to me, as I think all the intelligence agencies are of the “me thinks you doth protest too much” syndrome.
I show this article because it’s typical of what the reaction to the banning of riders, or earmarks, will be all across the country. Oh, yes, ban earmarks for the good of the country, just don’t ban mine! Folks, if we’re going to straighten out the economic mess in this country, our ox will have to be gored. If we want something funded, then go at it honestly and straightforward, not hidden like a tree mushroom, depending upon the life of another for sustenance. Earmarks are just that, sneaky last minute additions to funding that must be passed for one reason or another. I’m particularly angry when an earmark is attached to an emergency bill, and to my way of thinking, every bill effecting those kids risking their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq, as a for instance, is an emergency.
The United States of America and 10 Latin American Countries Sue Arizona
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I’m outraged. If you’re not outraged you’re not interested in human rights…yours and mine, and those of every patriotic American. You’re not interested in protecting the U.S.A. Where’s sovereignty? Your president, your attorney general, and the 9th Curcuit Court of Appeals, have said, yes, why don’t we let the world gang up on one of our states?
Your state is next. Your country’s sovereignty is next. Your freedom is next.
As I said in the last post, voter fraud is among the most heinous crimes against democracy. It poisons the very marrow of democracy’s bones, it undermines the foundation of all we rely upon to keep our country honest and the go-to country in the world. When one is given probation for voter fraud, it’s like being slapped on the hand for murdering a way of life.
18 former Acorn employees were found guilty of voter fraud in Las Vegas, some received a few months prison time, but most probation. They still face charges of “compensation for registration.” Otherwise, they paid people to come and vote for their particular candidate…aren’t you proud, Harry Reid? You and yours bought your way back into office, so now you can push The Dream Act and try to by more votes. Oh, were there a rail to ride you out upon.