Want Smaller Government? You Have To Reduce Immigration
View From the Right ^ | 2-12-10 | Lawrence Auster
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 8:00:13 PM by molybdenum
For those of you whose primary political interest is stopping the growth of government or even shrinking it, you have to contend with national leaders who say they agree with you but who refuse to deal with immigration. They say immigration is a “social” issue that isn’t related to government spending and deficit issues. They couldn’t be more wrong.… MORE… Read more…
Come to the Party–the Emperor Obama Has No Clothes
Conservative Examiner ^ | 2/13/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 5:49:02 PM by Welshman007
A rather interesting display of political satire in the form of an impressive work of art has surfaced calling attention to the fact that Barack Obama is the ‘emperor who has no clothes.’
This ingenious portrait of ‘the party’ and all of its guests is enough to set the Leftwing ablaze for quite some time. Be sure to move the cursor over the heads of the images to view what each person is saying.
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, from whom I was alerted to this deliciously funny and truthful portrayal, refers to the piece as ‘wickedly brilliant…the decline and fall of the American empire.’
Saturday, February 13, 2010 5:23:46 PM · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 140+ viewsFreedom’s Lighthouse ^ | February 13, 2010 | BrianHere is video / audio of Charles Krauthammer on the “Special Report” Panel last night where he said the GOP should show up for the Feb. 25 Health Care Meeting with President Obama and designate a single spokesperson to go back and forth with Obama. Krauthammer said it should be GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, because he knows Health Care “up and down.” Krauthammer said Ryan “is your David – Give him a slingshot and you send him up there.” Krauthammer shared his view from his car by phone where he was stuck in a Washington D.C. traffic jam because of…
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Patriotism Cooling’: Dissing America
Americans must stop allowing themselves to be intimidated by the left. Under threat of taking it out on their kids via a lower grade, parents were forced to watch the Al Gore propaganda global warming movie. Gore’s film is another “cut” to our country. It contributes to the left’s orchestrated, anti-patriotic, “we’re the world’s bad guys” agenda…
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 4:16:12 PM by gibtx2
OSHKOSH – A controversial billboard along Highway 41 is catching people’s attention. It calls for President Obama to be removed from office.
“The sign kind of struck me as being very forceful. I was driving up to Green Bay this morning and saw it. It just surprised me that a sign like that would be out there, that blatant,” said Gary Fox, of Waukesha.
Fox said he agrees with the ‘Impeach Obama’ billboard. The tagline is: ‘America’s small businesses are failing, help us spread the message.’
“I just think what Obama is doing and the whole administration and the Democratic Congress is just bad for business when you look at the deficits and everything they’re doing,” said Fox.
Jones Sign Company said the billboard went up on Thursday. So, who paid for it?
FOX 11 went looking and it turns out it wasn’t a group of small business owners. It was Tom Wroblewski, an attorney in Menasha.
When we stopped at his office, he told us he isn’t ready to talk about it. Democrats, on the other hand, are ready to talk.
“I don’t know what’s impeachable about having a bad opinion about the President. I know a lot of people that would have impeached the last one,” said Jef Hall, the chairman of the Winnebago County Democratic Party.
Hall argues President Obama’s economic policies are helping small businesses.
“I can point to, here in Winnebago County, several businesses that are receiving contracts because of the stimulus plan,” said Hall.
Both sides say the sign does grab your attention; they just disagree on whether it serves any purpose.
Those who want to take a look will have some time. The billboard will be up for at least six months, at a cost of $1,000 a month.
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 4:17:57 PM by Michael van der Galien
There’s a particular expression that Wile. E. Coyote used to have, as he stood helpless under the falling boulder of his own making, that Debra Medina’s people might want to consider for their next campaign logo.
In case you’ve been living under a snow bank lately (oh wait) the Cliff Notes go like this:
Medina running for Governor of Texas Beck interviews Medina on his radio show on February 11 Beck asks Medina if she is a 9/11 Truther Medina equivocates — many times Chaos, bedlam, conflagrations, rain of frogs Accordingly, pundits with differing agendas are now poring over the interview tape like the Zapruder film, carefully applying their preconceived notions so they can arrive at their foregone conclusions.
To the Left, it’s further proof that Tea Partiers are out there with Pluto. To Medina supporters and some others it’s proof that Beck was lying in ambush and perhaps flew one of the planes into the towers himself.
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:38:27 PM by rhema
e One of the things that the Obama administration and the Main Stream Media really hate about Sarah Palin is her unwillingness to cooperate. Even when she gets caught on camera during a speech with “Energy”, “Tax” and most damning of all “Lift American Spirits” written in her own hand on her own hand, she refuses to cooperate.
After the palm-gate story broke, Obama’s inner circle more than likely consulted their most holy of holy texts to devise a cunning strategy in their ongoing war against Sarah. There on pages 137-8 of the sacred “Rules For Radicals” by Saul Alinsky was the answer that Team Obama was looking for.
It should be remembered that you can threaten the enemy and get away with it. You can insult and annoy him, but the one thing that is unforgivable and that is certain to get him to react is to laugh at him. This causes an irrational anger.
Bingo! We have a winner! Robert Gibbs, the comic genius of the future former president’s staff would get to deliver the blow. The UK Guardian reports.
The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said he also had something written down on his hand. Breaking off from a question on healthcare reform, he said he planned to make pancakes for his son if the snow in Washington continued. “I wrote ‘eggs’, ‘milk’, ‘bread’, but I crossed out ‘bread’. Then I wrote down ‘hope’ and ‘change’, in case I forgot.”
The increasingly irrelevant MSM was delighted by Mr. Gibbs cutting edge (not to mention topical) humor. All that remained for Team Obama to do was just to wait for Sarah to react with “irrational anger” in fulfillment of Saul Alinsky’s prophecy.
O.K., lights, camera, action! Again the UK Guardian provides the play by play.
Full credit to Palin for making fun of the whole thing. In her next public appearance-backing Texas governor Rick Perry in the Republican primary against Senator Kay Bailey-Hutchinson-Palin showed up with the words “Hi Mom!” clearly written on her palm. At least she’s got a sense of humor.
Obviously Sarah had failed to cooperate with the Alinsky plan. No “irrational anger” was forthcoming, she countered the strategic mocking of Obama’s crew and the MSM with genuine good humor. What do you do with someone who can laugh at themselves?
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:04:34 PM by Free ThinkerNY
Krauthammer: “Here’s what you do: you show up and you designate one guy who knows a lot about all this health care stuff as your only spokesman. You don’t have people raising their hands and shouting questions. You pick Paul Ryan who knows this stuff up and down.”
Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:11:30 PM · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies · 106+ viewsDavid Horowitz’s NewsRealblog ^ | Liz Blaine“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.” – Barack Obama, “The Audacity of Hope” The mainstream media have ignored Barack Obama’s friends and colleagues from his college years who were willing to speak out. Now we know why. The B-List interviews Dr. John C. Drew, who I twogged about previously here, on his encounters with fellow student Barack Obama’s Marxist ideology as a student at Occidental College and before. The video is lengthy and…
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Don’t trust Glen Beck, he is bought and paid for controlled opposition
Posted By admin On February 13, 2010 @ 5:19 am In Commentary | 26 Comments
Saturday, February 13th, 2010
He seemed to champion the growing awakening known to a significant percentage of the American people and felt by many many more who know that something is very wrong with the two political dinosaurs known as the Republicans and the Democrats.
This awakening is what started so many different Liberty movements, such as all the separate & diverse Tea Party groups that started popping up all over the nation. So called liberals & conservatives both woke up to the false Left-Right Paradigm and left the 2 party system behind.
They understood that the elites from the 2 party system and the mainstream media have scientifically designed this system to control us by keeping us, the masses so busy bickering over relatively petty differences between left and right that most of us didn’t realize that both the 2 parties and mainstream media (MSM) all play for the same team in reality.
They know this and it has been terrifying them since at least 2007 when they all started talking about the Great Banker Bailouts. And as the MSM and 2 party elites seemed to put aside their so-called differences just long enough to agree that $780 billion of the Americans money was needed to stop a collapse of the economy so bad it was depression level.
But as a nation, we collectively did not take the bait and screamed out NO to our elected representative’s via letters to the editor, emails, mail, and even better in person at townhall meetings and they heard us the first time and did not pass the bailout bill…until after the November elections.
And this is where the charlatan Glen Beck comes in. As I was saying before, it seemed like he had his fingers on the pulse of this movement and would repeat what the people in the awakened Liberty movement were saying, that the 2 party system is corrupt and that the bankers were greedy risk takers that lost to many gambles and that they should suck it up.
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 2:52:22 PM by UAConservative
The emerging groundswell of what Berkeley Professor of Public Policy Robert Reich recently referred to as the “mad-as-hell” political party reached a tipping point last week in its inaugural national convention in Nashville. Coalescing from a fractious and haphazard collection of right-wing tax-haters, the rapidly evolving Tea Party now includes big-business-hating Democrats and the increasingly powerful independents who are suffering from a significant case of buyer’s remorse.
Tea Partiers are meeting in homes and church basements from New Jersey to Oregon. In fact, according to the Liberty First PAC website, there are already 10 confirmed Tax Day Tea Party rallies scheduled for the Garden State. This isn’t an anomaly. New Jersey’s dense population base and nation-leading property-tax rate make it an ideal breeding ground for the Tea Party revolt. This quintessentially American development follows a fairly simple sociological formula: Spurious Leaders + Furious Followers = Power Redistribution.
The transfer of power from one chief executive to another in this country is a thing of beauty. It is a remarkable process and the envy of many governments around the world. However, while the country is adept at individual leader interchange, it is not nearly as accomplished at adjusting its supporting political infrastructure: the dual party system. The Tea Party’s emergence on a national level is significant because it signals drastic potential shifts in power within American society. Coming on the heels of what Gallup described as the most polarizing first year ever for an American presidency, the compelling question the Tea Party’s existence begs us to ask is: From what sociological ashes does this new organization arise?
Saturday, February 13, 2010 2:08:20 PM · by Free ThinkerNY · 1 replies · 46+ viewsinsidebayarea.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2010 | Shanna McCordSANTA CRUZ — The man who opened the door of an Ocean Street hotel room offered a deadpan introduction. “I’m Charles Lindbergh Jr. Please, come in.” Immaculately dressed in suspenders, a starched white shirt, tie and gray dress slacks, the 79-year-old launched into detailed stories of a troubled childhood and why people should believe he’s the son of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh — aka “Lucky Lindy,” the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic in the famed Spirit of St. Louis. Most people accept that Charles Lindbergh Jr., the first son of the famous aviator, was kidnapped and killed…
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Here we go again, Obama starts off with an Arabic greeting, the video has Arabic subtitles and ends with ‘god’s peace be upon you’…The video is basically-’Islam is a shining city on a hill’-…This video was posted on the WH website this morning…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 1:45:10 PM · by NoRedTape · 10 replies · 197+ viewsNew York Times ^ | Feb 13, 2010 | By PETER BAKER“We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff. Any president has vast authority to influence policy even without legislation, through executive orders, agency rule-making and administrative fiat. And Mr. Obama’s success this week in pressuring the Senate to confirm 27 nominations by threatening to use his recess appointment power demonstrated that executive authority can also be leveraged to force action by Congress. “If the stalling tactics continue,” said Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, “he’s not ruling…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 1:50:50 PM · by Man50D · 13+ viewsAmerican Grand Jury ^ | February 13th, 2010With Dr. Manning’s latest Columbia video release, he opines, “Columbia will plead not guility.” We already know that! Obama, if he had the guts to come before the people and defend the fraud and treason charges, he would tell the world, ‘I am innocent’.” These folks are never guilty. Let’s face it, these are the words of the child MEssiah and a reputable University that we are challenging. Then there is the so-called media that invented the Obama “image” who are now embarrassed to admit they were spearheading the cover-up. How could any of us peons possibly question ABC, NBC,…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 1:11:55 PM · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 46+ viewsFreedom’s Lighthouse ^ | February 13, 2010 | BrianHere is video of former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton on Fox and Friends today, where he said the case for striking Iran is growing. Bolton said Iran’s radical Islamic regime sent signals this week that they are still firmly in control, as they kept protests to a minimum on the day Ahmadinejad announced they had successfully enriched uranium. He made the announcement on the 31st anniversary of the “Islamic Revolution” in Iran. Bolton said he believes the “pre-emptive use of military force” is the only way to prevent Iran from obtaining Nuclear Weapons. Since Bolton believes there is “zero likelihood”…
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Gunny G: WHAT HAPPENED ON ON SURIBACHI THAT DAY…
Of the two photos above, the one of the NYC firemen raising the flag at the site of the WTC after the 9/11 attack is now well known.
The other photo, however, is not so well known. That photo is one of the photos by Leatherneck magazine photographer, S/Sgt Lou Lowery, taken on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on 23 February 1945, of the actual flag raising there at about 1020 on that morning.
Lowery had accompanied 1/Lt. Harold G. Schrier and his 40-man combat patrol (Easy Company, 2ndBn, 28th Marines), up the hill to raise our national colors; this was the first time in 2,000 years that a foreign flag had been raised on the Japanese homeland.
Later that same day, a larger, “replacement” flag was substituted for the original, and was photographed at that time by Joe Rosenthal; and it was that photo that soon became famous as The Iwo Jima Flag Raising.
The WTC Flag picture, above, has recently appeared many times displayed together with Rosenthal’s photo, but I have never seen it in combination with the genuine article by Lowery, therefore, I think that this combination of photos above is more appropriate, and each photo complements the other most fully. .
WHO RAISED THAT FLAG ON IWO JIMA?
Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:33:10 PM · by Panzerlied · 2 replies · 46+ viewsAmerica’s News Online ^ | February 13, 2010 | Julie SmithIn what amounts to a political street fight, the Senate Republican minority has pushed Obama hard in its rebuke of the nomination of Craig Becker. Becker, a pro-labor nominee to the NRLB, saw his nomination come to a screeching halt last Tuesday. Republicans, joined by conservative Democrats, defeated an effort to allow the nomination process to move forward. Now the administration is pushing back, indicating a willingness to consider a recess appointment to place Becker at the NRLB and bypass a Senate confirmation vote.
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:31:46 PM · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 87+ viewsnewsbusters.org ^ | Feb. 13, 2010 | Tim GrahamBill Maher granted an interview to Patrick Gavin of Politico.com, and he employed several profanities in denouncing the emerging conservatives on the political scene. He insisted new Sen. Scott Brown will be “a real a**hole” and “a regular Gandhi – if Gandhi took off his diaper and posed for Cosmo.” This is strange territory for Maher – mocking someone for nude pictures, and yet Maher has been a Playboy mansion regular. Like other ultraliberals– take CNN’s Roland Martin wanting to “go gangsta on the GOP” – Maher wants Barack Obama to roll over Republicans, not negotiate with them: Obama’s difficulties…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:35:17 PM · by Politically Correct · 12+ viewsWhiskey and Gunpowder ^ | Feb 11, 2010 | RON HOLLANDFrédéric Bastiat must have been looking toward the future of the United States today when he said, “When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.” I fear the federal government will plunder much of our private wealth, retirement plans and personal savings through hyperinflation, financial controls and confiscatory tax rates all in the name of protecting the public from a future debt crisis unless the states can secede from…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:13:55 PM · by UAConservative · 3 replies · 47+ viewsAssociated Press (Google) ^ | February 13, 2010 | Ray HenryPROVIDENCE, R.I. — The mayor of Providence, R.I., and a former state Democratic Party official are running for Patrick Kennedy’s U.S. House seat. Kennedy announced this week that he would not seek a ninth term. Providence Mayor David Cicilline (sis-uh-LEEN’-ee) says he’s in the race. In 2002, the 48-year-old attorney became the first openly gay man elected mayor of Providence. He promised to clean up city government after a City Hall corruption scandal.
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:12:52 PM · by callisto · 1 replies · 48+ viewsDavid Horowitz’s NewsRealBlog ^ | February 13, 2010 | Liz BlaineDr. John Drew, a political scientist at Occidental College, reports on young Barack Obama’s marxist perspective in the Fall of 1980. “At the time he was already an ardent Marxist arguing a pretty straightforward vision of the future that saw a revolution led by lower classes to overthrow our capitalist system.” Elaborating on Obama’s ideology, “The idea was basically that wealthy people were exploiting others. That this was the secret of their wealth, that they weren’t paying others enough for their work, and they were using and taking advantage of other people. He was convinced that a revolution would…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:48:51 AM · by urtax$@work · 13 replies · 601+ viewsThe Post & Email, Inc. ^ | Feb. 13, 2010 | John CharltonAllen vs. Soetero appealed to 9th Circuit Court CASE INVOLVES FOIA REQUEST FOR RECORDS OF BARRY SOETERO & FAMILY by John Charlton Kenneth L Allen, AZ citizen questions Obama’s citizenship status (Feb. 13, 2010) — Just how long does it take to get information from the Federal Government via the Freedom of Information Act? That question is being answered by the proceedings in the case Allen vs. Soetero. Mr. Ken Allen of Tuscon, AZ, sought all information about Barry Soetoro, Lolo Soetoro, his adopted father, and Stanley Ann Dunham-Soetoro is alleged mother, in the possession of the State Department and…
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Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:33:03 AM by SeekAndFind
From Government Square in Cincinnati, I often sit surrounded by impressive displays of federal invasiveness, and muse that we picked the wrong Roman dictator.
The Federal Building across the street, serving primarily to dispense largesse confiscated from the workers packed into the square below. The brilliantly marbled Federal Reserve branch where regulators seek enhanced power to oversee commerce while recoiling vigorously against any attempt to be scrutinized themselves. And the block long Federal Court House, which unlike the others, has constitutional legitimacy even as its reach and depth far surpass anything our founders would have tolerated.
Taking nothing away from the many hard-working and honorable souls inhabiting these structures, but America has lost its way. My hometown was named for the Society of the Cincinnati. In ancient Rome, citizen-general Cincinnatus put down his plow to save his nation. When the battle was won, he declined a crown and returned to his farm. His self-restraint in the face of overwhelming temptation bequeathed to Rome several centuries of limited, republican government.
George Washington exhibited similar virtue after our independence. He too could have been king, but his self-denial enabled the rule of law to triumph over the rule of men. Our revolution was largely fought to settle the timeless question of whether government is answerable to the law protecting the rights of its constituents – or – are the people subject to government with a malleable Constitution bending to political pleasure.
America once enjoyed a constitutional republic where property rights were sacrosanct, contracts were conscientiously enforced and markets prevailed. Secure property rights channeled our energies into productive enterprise via the profit motive. An impartial application of the law encouraged market development which enhanced specialization and America’s hallmark: an innovative spirit propelling higher living standards for all.
Freedom and prosperity are inexorably linked. Government constrained by law and limited by checks and balances, between both branches and levels of government, birthed an economic juggernaut. Yet, another Roman general has indirectly put a more pronounced stamp on our economy.
Fabius was called to confront Hannibal after the Carthaginian warlord destroyed several Roman armies. Recognizing Hannibal was too strong to confront directly, Fabius conducted a masterful war of attrition. When Hannibal advanced, Fabius retreated. When Hannibal retreated, Fabius advanced always staying safely distant, but close enough to harass the invader. Several times the citizenry grew impatient only for a replacement to hurl the Roman army headlong into calamity.
These “Fabian” tactics became the archetype for a group of sophisticates in late Victorian England. The Fabian Society believed in socialism, not coming by revolution as Marx envisioned, but by evolution. Bored by leisure and rebelling against the strict mores of the time, they sought not to directly confront the existent order, but to undermine it from within.
As prominent Fabian George Bernard Shaw explained, “The Fabian Society succeeded because it … set about doing the necessary brain work of planning Socialist organization for all classes, meanwhile accepting, instead of trying to supersede, the existing political organizations which it intended to permeate with the Socialist conception of human society.”
These ungrateful children of wealth advocated redistribution of other’s property while they resided in luxury. Similar to many intellectuals today, they thought they knew better than we how to live our lives. Unfortunately, Fabians and their ilk became the dominant force in our media and educational establishments, indoctrinating generations of Americans to a perverted view of economics and “social justice.”
The Fabian movement spawned John Maynard Keynes, an advocate of central economic planning. The overriding focus of Keynes’ theory was Aggregate Demand. Loosely defined, aggregate demand reflects the total amount of goods and services consumed at a stable price. Borrowing and spending supplanted classical economic focus on production and savings as the building blocks of prosperity.
Keynesianism was described by Zygmund Dobbs in the illuminating expose, Keynes at Harvard, “The great virtue is consumption, extravagance, improvidence. The great vice is saving, thrift and ‘financial prudence’” because, “If there are no savings there is no private money for investment. Without private investors the government must provide investment capital. If the government provides for investment it has the power to dictate the conduct and processes of those who need investment capital.”
Americans wanting to mollify temporary hardship in the throes of recession resurrected Keynes. Rather than endure uncomfortable surgery guided by the market, government injects cortisone to offset the recession’s corrective reallocations. Subsidies replace efficiency. Bailouts replace business revitalization. Entitlements replace personal savings. Statism replaces self-reliance. All these government proffered “solutions” may ease our immediate discomfort, but perpetuate economic weakness and come at the price of liberty.
Not only is it immoral to confiscate private property through coercion to redistribute to political favorites, it’s also ineffective. Market distortions inevitably harm the economy. The more control we retain over our time, resources and abilities the more closely our efforts will be aligned with productive enterprise. A far-off central planner has no ability to effectively steer this process.
We have witnessed Washington assume greater control with each injection of dubious capital. As Henry Hazlitt warned, “Keynes’s plan for ‘the socialization of investment’ would inevitably entail socialism and state planning. Keynes, in brief, recommended de facto socialism under the guise of ‘reforming’ and ‘preserving’ capitalism.”
In the closing months of his presidency, Bush crossed the Rubicon authoring vast intrusions “to save” capitalism. Bush quickened what had been a long, painstaking march to socialism. Then a new Caesar immediately began to sprint. We elected not “change,” but acceleration.
Only eunuchs were permitted to guard the harem. Entrusting power to the ambitious personalities attracted to government inevitably augments the state to our detriment. Keynes admitted his theories, “can be much easier adapted to the conditions of a totalitarian state than … a large degree of laissez-faire.” We must never abjure our God-given rights to the arbitrary whim of professional politicians in exchange for economic safety-nets.
Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:33:54 AM · by kingattax · 1+ viewsCommentary Magazine ^ | 02.12.2010 | Peter WehnerWhen a presidency and an agenda are collapsing at the rate that President Obama’s are, it isn’t long before his party begins to distance itself from him. We’ve seen plenty of signs of this lately. Politico.com has a story today titled “Family feud: Nancy Pelosi at odds with President Obama.” According to the story: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s increasingly public disagreements with President Barack Obama are a reflection of something deeper: the seething resentment some Democrats feel over what they see as cavalier treatment from a wounded White House. Then there are the comments by Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller of…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 9:38:18 AM · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies · 130+ viewsDavid Horowitz’s NewsRealblog ^ | Liz BlaineThere’s an old adage, ”He who owns the gold, makes the rules.” Since the TARP bailout, Stimulus and the 2010 budget, the U.S. national debt has soared to almost $12.4 Trillion under President Obama and Congressional Democrats. A debt so high every taxpayer is liable for more than $113,000. Note I said taxpayer because, although the debt per citizen breaks out to a little over $40,000, only taxpayers bear the actual burden of repayment. And how do we repay it? More taxes. $12.4 Trillion in debt is extraordinary, but things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes they’re actually worse. Today…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 8:01:24 AM · by maggief · 36 replies · 1,624+ viewsFox11 ^ | February 12, 2010 | Lou HillmanA controversial billboard along Highway 41 is catching people’s attention. It calls for President Obama to be removed from office. The spot, near the Oshkosh Correctional Institute, is also becoming a popular spot for motorists to pull over and snap a picture. “The sign kind of struck me as being very forceful. I was driving up to Green Bay this morning and saw it. It just surprised me that a sign like that would be out there, that blatant,” said Gary Fox, of Waukesha. Fox said he agrees with the ‘Impeach Obama’ billboard. The tagline is: ‘America’s small businesses are…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 9:01:07 AM · by brucek43 · 50+ viewsThe Collins Report ^ | 02/13/1010 | Bruce KarlsonThe Founders of our Republic did a truly amazing job in the creation of the Constitution. They anticipated the pitfalls of an overly strong central government and those of a nation without a resilient central government. James Madison, writing as “Publius” in Federalist #10: “The federal Constitution forms a happy combination in this respect; the great and aggregate interests being referred to the national, the local and particular to the State legislatures.” He obviously did not anticipate the never ending debasement of the Tenth Amendment, but was fully aware of the danger of “factions” (political parties, etc.) and their ability…
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:37:59 AM · by Faith · 24 replies · 423+ viewsThe Post & Email ^ | February 13, 2010 | John CharltonEDITOR-IN-CHIEF PRACTICED LAW IN SAME BUILDING AS JUDGE LAND, INFAMOUS SANCTIONER OF ORLY TAITZ (Feb. 13, 2010) — Many Republicans are outraged, following the discussion ban of the eligibility question, imposed yesterday, by the Editor-in-Chief of Redstate.com, a leading Republican News Blog published from Washington, D.C.. Eric Erickson justified his action, in a post entitled, “Vigilance: I’m Banning Birfers, Truthers, and Groups Affiliated Therewith“, for the following reasons: We must be vigilant. We must be willing to draw a line in the sand and stand against fatuous nonsense that opens up the right to attacks by a left-leaning media intent…
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Census 2010: Up to 800 Canvassers With Criminal Records
biggovernment.com ^ | 02/13/10 | Bob McCarty
Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:24:36 AM by American Dream 246
Despite reports last fall that the Census Bureau had severed ties with community-organizing group known as ACORN, Americans might want to think twice before opening their doors to canvassers for the 2010 Census after reading what I discovered this morning.
According to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office Oct. 7, approximately 785 employees with disqualifying criminal records could still end up working for the Census Bureau this year. Excerpts (below) show the exact wording of the agency’s frightening information about the people who go door to door conducting interviews and collecting information for the 2010 Census:
The Bureau’s efforts to fingerprint employees, which was required as part of a criminal background check, did not proceed smoothly, in part because of training issues. As a result, over 35,000 temporary census workers — over a fifth of the address canvassing workforce — were hired despite the fact that their fingerprints could not be processed and they were not fully screened for employment eligibility.
…of the prints that could be processed, fingerprint results identified 1,800 temporary workers (1.1 percent of total hires) with criminal records that name check alone failed to identify. Of the 1,800 workers with criminal records, approximately 750 (42 percent) were terminated or were further reviewed because the Bureau determined their criminal records — which included crimes such as rape, manslaughter, and child abuse — disqualified them from census employment.
…we estimate that approximately 785 employees with unclassifiable prints could have disqualifying criminal records but still end up working for the Bureau In addition to the news about the criminal element aspect of the 2010 Census, the 2009 report contained an estimate of the total cost of the 2010 Census being some $3.4 billion higher than the estimate in a 2006 GAO report.