GUNNY G: DO YOU REMEMBER “CAN YOU TOP THIS?“
Gunny G: My Comments:
Reminds me of the old CYTT? radio show…
CAN YOU TOP THIS?
CYTT? was an early 1940s radio show where a group of comedians started off with one of them telling a joke (sent in by the radio audience).
The other members of the group then each tried to “top” the joke with their own telling of a joke………..
It was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid during the pre-wartime ‘40s, when I could stay up late enough to listen in.
Things,needless to say, were a lot simpler then….
The illegal immigration debate has become an urgent focal point of American politics. Liberal politicians from the White House on down have vigorously advocated for illegal immigrant amnesty and lax border enforcement in a naked attempt to bolster prospective voter rolls.
This controversy has been brewing for some time in Maryland, whose Hispanic population more than doubled between 2000 and 2010. Under Governor Martin O’Malley’s sanctuary policies the state has become an illegal alien magnet. The current cost of illegals in Maryland is estimated to be $1.7 billion per year, more than three-quarters of the state’s $2 billion structural deficit.
Taxpayer ire overflowed this March with the passage of Maryland’s Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, granting in-state college tuition rates to illegals. A nonpartisan coalition of concerned Marylanders launched a petition drive to delay the measure and place it on the 2012 ballot as a referendum. They needed 55,736 signatures. They received twice that amount………….
(Excerpt) Read more at aim.org …
M/GySgt Leland “Lou” Diamond USMC
M/GySgt Leland “Lou” Diamond USMC:
That Marine is Fred Hyden of the American Legion, Post #69 in Avon Park, Florida. Fred was a Pfc in the same battalion as Lou, at New River, N.C. in 1941, and at Guadalcanal in 1942, and Australia, etc. Lou Diamond was the mortar chief of H-2-5, and Fred was a mortarman in G-2-5.
Fred says that………………
“AN OVERT ACT OF TREASON”
by JB Williams
Will any of the candidates for President face the eligibility matter, or will they all pretend it doesn’t exist?
(Sep. 20, 2011) — As the 2012 election cycle heats up, the most pressing issue facing our nation today is the reinstatement of the U.S. Constitution as the Law of this Land, and the survival of our constitutional republic, complete with sovereign borders, the rule of law, states rights and a republican form of government guaranteed every citizen by the Constitution. There is no more pressing issue in America today…
As reinstating the U.S. Constitution is the highest priority of the 2012 election, and the fact that reinstating Article II requirements for the office of president is first and foremost in the effort to reinstate the constitution as the supreme law of this land, all presidential candidates must face the most vital question of the day.
Before being entrusted with the most powerful political office in our land and the world for that matter, I have only ONE question for every candidate seeking the office of President of the United States……………………
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Have you ever thought about getting your food out of a trash can?
Dumpster diving has become a hot new trend in America. In fact, dumpster divers even have a trendy new name — “freegans” — and as the economy crumbles their numbers are multiplying.
Many freegans consider dumpster diving to be a great way to save money on groceries. Others do it because they want to live more simply. Freegans that are concerned about the environment view dumpster diving as a great way to “recycle” and other politically-minded freegans consider dumpster diving to be a form of political protest.
But whatever you want to call it, the reality is that thousands upon thousands of Americans will break out their boots, rubber gloves and flashlights and will be jumping into dumpsters looking for food once again tonight.
So is this actually legal?…………………..
We’re No Longer Alone: Obama‘s Tax Lies Refuted Throughout Media
We’re No Longer Alone: Obama’s Tax Lies Refuted Throughout Media: RUSH:
I no longer feel alone! For 20, 21 years I was it. We would get a speech by a Democrat like we got from Obama yesterday, I’d be the only guy refuting it.
…Far from “balanced,” his plan falls entirely on the backs of taxpayers and fails to address the government’s real deficit problem—overspending—by proposing fake or improbable spending cuts.
Spending Cut Gimmicks ($2.5 trillion)
$1.1 trillion in war “savings” – The President counts money that was never going to be spent on wars that are scheduled to end. This is like claiming the government is still saving money from World War II, Korea and Vietnam simply because we are no longer engaged in them.
Takes credit for debt deal savings – The President attempts to take credit for the $1 trillion in savings required by the Budget Control Act, which has already been enacted.
Additional interest savings – President Obama claims $430 billion in deficit reduction from interest savings, pretending that spending can be counted as a deficit reduction if it is fueled by borrowing instead of from soaking taxpayers.
Unlikely Spending Cuts ($580 billion)
Health Savings: The plan claims $320 billion in Medicare and Medicaid savings, 90 percent of which is expected to come from increased payments from providers. As we have seen with the so-called “doc fix,” these kinds of promised savings in federal health care programs never materialize.
Other health care savings are presumed to come from increased co-pays for beneficiaries, which conveniently don’t take effect until 2017.
Supposed mandatory savings make up the other “new” savings proposed under the plan. These include increased fees on aviation, program integrity efforts meant to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse and such ephemera as “restoring state fiscal responsibility.”
(Excerpt) Read more at atr.org …
In re-reading yesterday’s speech by President Obama, several things stand out.
The first is its crass distortions. In his remarks in the Rose Garden, the president said, “If we’re not willing to ask those who’ve done extraordinarily well to help America close the deficit … then the logic, the math says everybody else has to do a whole lot more: We’ve got to put the entire burden on the middle class and the poor.” As others have pointed out, the top 10 percent of earners pay nearly 70 percent of all income taxes and the richest one percent pay more than 30 percent of their income to the federal government, while the average worker pays less than 14 percent. In addition, almost half of the public do not pay any income taxes at all. This is known as a progressive tax system. Now, one may argue the wealthy should pay even more than they do in taxes – but to pretend not embracing Obama’s plan would place the “entire” burden on the middle class and the poor isn’t “math”; it’s a massive distortion.
The second notable thing about Obama’s speech is its insight into the president’s state of mind. Obama has a deep, almost desperate, need to portray himself as the opposite of what he is. This appears to involve more than simple political considerations. Obama has an unusual capacity to conceive of himself in a way that is at odds with reality. And so the most profligate spender in history warns the rest of us about profligacy and not placing a debt burden “on our children’s shoulders.” The man on whose watch America amassed more than $4 trillion in debt says, “Washington has to live within its means.” The president whose stimulus package was among the most wasteful and ineffective in history insists we have to “go through the budget line-by-line looking for waste.” The same individual who ridiculed Speaker Boehner for his “my way or the highway” approach then threatened, in the very same speech, to issue a veto unless he got his way. And the man who professes solidarity with the poor has seen poverty increase each year of his presidency, with a record number of people (46 million) now living in poverty. If that weren’t enough, Obama also wants to reduce the tax benefit for charitable giving.
Then there’s the fellow who lectured us yesterday about fighting for the middle class “as hard as the lobbyists and some lawmakers have fought to protect special treatment for billionaires and big corporations.” This admonition comes from the same fellow who presides over a White House that inappropriately pressured the Office of Management and Budget to approve half-billion dollars to a company, Solyndra, which wasn’t deserving of the money and has now gone belly up. The reason the money was fast-tracked and funneled to Solyndra was because its chief investor, George Kaiser, is a significant fundraiser for Obama. Kaiser, by the way, is a billionaire.
What Obama is acting out is similar to a phenomenon we sometimes see among ministers. It isn’t simply that they avoid sermonizing about areas they themselves are failing in. They actually portray themselves to their congregations as mastering the very sins that beset them. Cynicism and hypocrisy are obviously at play in these circumstances — but often something more complicated is at work. These people have a compulsive need to cover up their vices by trumpeting an imaginary set of virtues. At some point this habit – to view oneself in a way that is utterly divorced from, and even the opposite of, reality – can become unsettling.
A third thing that stands out in Obama’s speech was its undiluted, rank appeal to class envy. The president is clearly hoping to win re-election by running hard against millionaires and billionaires, which is a (silly) political strategy. But that political strategy is anchored in a political philosophy, one that views wealth creators as people for whom the rest of us should have animus. More than that, they deserve to be punished because they are successful. People may do well –but the job of the federal government is to make sure they don’t do too well. That is a near constant sub-text of the entire Obama presidency. Rather than encouraging wealth creation, Obama has attempted to make it a badge of dishonor (except for rich people who support his campaign, in which case they are given a pass). None of this is surprising, given the intellectual milieu in which Obama spent his formative years.
One senses yesterday’s speech was Obama Unplugged, the real deal, the man in his essence. It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t impressive. But it was authentic.
GOP Front Runner Ron Paul:
After Ron Paul’s statistical tie to win the Iowa straw poll, his overwhelming victory in the California straw poll, and his victory by forfeiture in the Texas straw poll… (as well as every internet poll, google trend analysis, etc etc)
We declare that the GOP Front Runner is Ron Paul.
Please refer to him as GOP Front Runner Ron Paul all over the web and anywhere else you can. The evidence supports this…………………….
Monroe County Chief Court Clerk Admits Grand Jury Foreman of 27 Years Illegitimate| The Post & Email
LETTER FROM COURT CLERK IS “THE SMOKING GUN”
by Sharon Rondeau
For how many decades has an unappointed and unaccountable person been posing as foreman of the grand jury and issuing indictments?
(Sep. 20, 2011) — A chief clerk in Monroe County, TN has admitted, and The Post & Email can now confirm, that there has been no duly-appointed grand jury foreman in Monroe County, TN for at least the last 27 years. The foreman is responsible for signing indictments indicating that there is “probable cause” to go forward with a prosecution.
Monroe County Chief Court Clerk Martha M. Cook has stated in a letter to Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III dated September 16, 2011 that no appointing orders exist for the grand jury foreman dating back to at least 1985. Although Gary Pettway had been acting as foreman for at least 20 consecutive years between 1990 and 2010, Cook has stated that the court has no official appointing order or evidence that he was ever sworn in as required by the Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Tennessee constitution.
Rule 6(g) of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure states that the judge of the criminal court appoints the foreman of the grand jury. It also states that “The foreperson shall possess all the qualifications of a juror,” which are outlined in TCA 22-2-314. All grand jurors must be sworn in before serving…………………..
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com …
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Abolish the Police, Arm the Citizens: The ‘Sagra Model’ of Privatized Security by William Norman Grigg
During the past decade, the crime rate in the United States has declined, terrorism has been all but nonexistent – and the country has been transformed into a fair approximation of a high-security prison, complete with full-spectrum surveillance of the population and undisguised militarization of “local” police departments. At the same time, the political elite in charge of the former Soviet Union is addressing a legitimate crime crisis by drawing down the police force and recognizing (however tentatively) the right of citizens to armed self-defense.
The Economic Theory of the Firm – ‘What is a firm?; ‘ So could there be firms without corporate law?”Per Bylund – Mises Daily
The Economic Theory of the Firm – Per Bylund – Mises Daily:
What is a firm?
This may not seem like a question in lack of an answer. In the United States, as in most other countries, it is a registered, regulated entity acting legally as a person. But economically, the legal definition is irrelevant: the economic function of the “firm” is not its legal status — if it were, then the law rather than the organization would provide the market with that function.
So could there be firms without corporate law?
The answer is obvious: firms exist and are an important part of modern markets today just as they existed and provided a vital function before the law defined and certified such organizations.
Indeed, one can easily argue that corporate law is primarily about government taxation and regulation of the market — and defines the firm only as a means toward these ends.
According to a new study, three of the 94 freshmen representatives elected to Congress in 2010 gobble up over one-third of the media’s coverage given to the newcomers, while one rising star – Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. – has almost 20 percent of the coverage all to himself.
The study of the House’s “most buzzworthy freshmen” was conducted by Smart Politics, a non-partisan political news site founded by Dr. Eric Ostermeier of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Rep. West came in as the clear winner of “most buzzworthy,” interviewed or mentioned in 222 news broadcasts since January of this year, or 17.9 percent of all media stories on freshmen representatives.
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“Failing to meet the promises we have made to our troops would be unjust and immoral,” Paul said in an open letter to Obama. “Our military men and women have fought bravely. In exchange, our country made a promise to them, and we must honor it.”
The Obama plan proposes a $200 annual fee for retired military families who want to continue coverage under a Tricare-for-Life program that supplements Medicare coverage for veterans over 65. The proposal would save the government $6.7 billion over 10 years, according to the White House.
The president’s proposal would also eliminate co-pays for mail-order drugs and institute a percentage co-pay rather than a flat-fee for in-pharmacy purchases. The White House says the move will encourage military families to use less expensive prescriptions, and save $20 billion over 20 years.
The Pentagon has also said that current retirees would be grandfathered in to the program, and would not face proposed cuts to military pension programs.
But veterans groups have opposed the move, and Paul seized on the issue to hammer the president.
“Cutting the benefits of our Veterans benefits while we subsidize the security of other wealthy nations like Germany and Japan and play World Policeman makes no sense,” Paul said. “The money we would save extracting our fighting men and women and our equipment from overseas conflicts and regions will more than offset the savings you seek by upending the manner in which veterans receive care.”……………..
The Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley, was right – the wealthy do not pay taxes, the little people do. Helmsley’s remark is more spot on than ever as Obama prepares to raise taxes on middle income Americans under the ruse of taxing the rich.
Obama Hides Tax Increases in New Government Fees business taxes
According to the establishment media, Obama’s tax burden will hit predominantly upper income taxpayers and reduce spending on “mandatory benefit programs,” including Medicare and Medicaid, by $580 billion.
Obama and the Democrats will raise billions more, not by direct taxation but through an across the board increase in government mandated fees.
Air travelers will be forced to pay more “federal security fees” – and endure what amounts to sexual molestation at the airport – and corporate air travel will get socked with a round of new fees.
Government workers are easy targets, so they will face an additional 1.2 percentage point deduction from their paychecks to contribute $21 billion more for their pensions.
Military retirees will pay a $200 fee when they turn 65 to have the government pay their out-of-pocket Medicare expenses and will also pay more for non-generic prescription drugs.
Obama has come up with a blizzard of new fees, including fees that “tilt toward the arcane,” according to the AP.
“There’s a plan to save $3 million a year by developing an electronic records system for hazardous waste shipments. Another would produce $7 million more a year by giving the federal government a 50 percent share of receipts from geothermal leases on federal lands instead of 25 percent, with the remainder going to the states.”
If you think the Republicans will save you from Obama taking more of your money to pay off a national debt you are not responsible for, think again.
A Biden-led group including Republicans think fleecing air travelers is a good idea and they are coming around to the idea that tax increases can be disguised as fee increases for “government services” that are in fact government monopolies.
Never mind his complete incompetence when it comes to our economy, here’s a prime example of how divorced from reality Barack Obama has truly become … he believes his chances of being reelected in 2012 are “much higher” than they were in 2008………………
In a statement on the day that “don’t ask, don’t tell” ends, President Obama briefly relives the moment in which he signed the bill to reverse the military’s ban on gays, saying he was “proud” to end it.
He also adds a sentence for gay service members who were kicked out of the military before the policy ended: “I want those who were discharged under this law to know that your country deeply values your service.”
Here’s Obama’s full statement:
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …
As the United Nations takes up a vote on a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood this week, Americans need to understand what a Pandora’s box this opens – and how it’s a threat to both American and Israeli security.
First, U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state simply throws away years of peace talks with Israel and sets both peoples on a collision course for violent conflict.
We’ve all seen the results of intifadahs, loosely translated as “uprisings” in the early 1990s and early 2000s. When Palestinian hard liners didn’t get their way through the Oslo peace process – waves of suicide bombers blew up buses, cafes, markets and shops, tearing apart two societies….
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com …
The Cavalry Ain’t Coming…So, Do It The Old Fashioned Way!
US House speaker: giving government more tax money like ‘giving a cocaine addict more cocaine’
US House speaker:
giving government more tax money like ‘giving a cocaine addict more cocaine’:
CINCINNATI — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Monday he agrees with President Barack Obama that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes, but that “class warfare” and higher taxes won’t solve the nation’s economic problems.
The Ohio Republican spoke to a business group luncheon at the University of Cincinnati less than two hours after Obama detailed a deficit reduction plan that includes higher taxes for wealthy Americans.
“I understand that it’s easy to go out there and talk about taxing billionaires,” Boehner said, but he said “class warfare isn’t leadership” and the big need is to get people back to work amid a 9.1 percent unemployment rate…………………..
“At a time when spending is out of control, giving the federal government more money would be like giving a cocaine addict more cocaine,” he said.
Boehner said he supports a “fairer and flatter” tax code that eliminates loopholes.
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Paul Joseph Watson | Homeland Security recruits jittery coffee drinkers to spot terrorists.
Raw Story | “Ron Paul is neither selectable by the party to be nominated or electable by the people,” he said.
The Obama Tax Plan: Is Barack Obama Plotting To Use Class Warfare As A Tool To Win The 2012 Election?
The American Dream | Barack Obama has revealed his tax plan and it is a doozy.
Mike Adams | You just gotta love the audacity of the U.S. federal government and its active staging of crimes in order to achieve political goals.
CNBC | A default in Athens could trip up the global banking system just enough to tip the U.S. into a recession, investors and economists said.
The Economic Collapse | If you think the U.S. economy is bad now, just wait for a few months.
Business Insider | The plant, which is owned by New York Stock Exchange-listed company JinkoSolar.
Washington Times| President Obama’s smooth path to the Democratic nomination may have gotten rockier.
Kurt Nimmo | NATO’s al-Qaeda rebels wantonly murder, rape, pillage, and fill mass graves with bodies.
Gunny G: NOW (Right Now!) is the time for all good Americans to come to the aid of our country, while we still can!
NOW (Right Now!) is the time for all good Americans to come to the aid of our country, while we still can!
IMAGINE ALL REAL AMERICANS BLOGGING!!!!!
Hey, See the Reader Responses on each article,
they are gems in themselves!
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“Wanted: B. Obama” | The Post & Email
“Wanted: B. Obama” | The Post & Email:
FORMER AIR FORCE STAFF SERGEANT SEEKS LAW ENFORCER WHO WILL “DO HIS DUTY”
September 19, 2011
Today I went to the Gretna library, used Microsoft Word, and created a basic flyer. I gave one to the librarian, a police deputy parked outside, my son’s elementary school, my daughter’s middle school, a representative from HearthStone Homes, and my CPA. I haven’t scanned it to my computer so I’ll just retype it here for your viewing:
(in large 72 font and centered): WANTED
“ “ B. OBAMA
“ “ REWARD
(then the following text):
See Daryn J. Moran
402 709 3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This flyer is for public notification that the birth certificate issued by B. Obama on April 27, 2011 is a proven forgery. This is a crime………………
Homeland Security’s See Something, Say Something snitch campaign is now so pervasive that Big Sis has extended the message to coffee cups, recruiting jittery coffee drinkers to spot terrorists as part of a deal with the Maryland Transit Administration, which used DHS funds to purchase the ads.
Big Sis Tags Coffee Cups With Big Brother Eye Coffee Sleeve Homeland Security 300×300
The message appears on the sleeve of coffee cups and reads, “If you see something, say something…Report unattended bags and unusual behavior to police or transit personnel.”
The image features a Big Brother eye motif above the lettering.
According to a spokesman, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provided the funds to pay for the ad and the Maryland Transit Administration duly complied. The DHS has partnered with numerous public and private entities, including Wal-Mart and the NFL, to promote its See Something, Say Something campaign, the PSA’s for which feature predominantly white middle class Americans characterized as terrorists engaging in “suspicious behavior” such as talking to police officers or using video cameras.
“Part of the Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines for suspicious behavior include individuals “acting furtively and suspiciously” and “avoiding eye contact.” The side effects of heavy caffeine use include irritability, anxiety, tremulousness and muscle twitching,” reports the Daily Caller.
The fact that the call to Americans to report on each other is being taken to the lengths of plastering the message all over coffee cups is chilling and a shocking reflection of how Sovietized the country is becoming as a result of the myth that terrorists are everywhere when in reality peanut allergies, accident-causing deer and swimming pools pose a greater threat.
* A d v e r t i s e m e n t
In addition, history shows us that recruiting the population to spy on each other in the name of security only ever creates an oppressive and fearful society, and doesn’t even provide greater security.
One common misconception about Nazi Germany was that the police state was solely a creation of the authorities and that the citizens were merely victims. On the contrary, Gestapo files show that 80% of all Gestapo investigations were started in response to information provided by denunciations by “ordinary” Germans.
“There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors,” wrote Robert Gellately of Florida State University.
Gellately discovered that the people who informed on their neighbors were motivated primarily by banal factors – “greed, jealousy, and petty differences,” and not by a genuine concern about crime or insecurity. This is precisely the kind of environment the ‘See Something, Say Something’ law, and the campaign itself, is designed to create.
In a bid to convince Americans to follow orders and report “suspicious behavior,” which the DHS has defined as a variety of mundane actions and even political affiliations, security corporations are lobbying for the passage of the See Something, Say Something Act (H.R. 963), which would encourage Americans to frivolously snitch on each other by providing legal protection for people who report “suspicious behavior” to the authorities.
“The first act of the revolutionary drama on the Continent of Europe has closed,” it began upon a somber organ tone; ”“The ‘powers that were’ before the hurricane of 1848, are again the ‘powers that be.’ ” But, contributor Marx went on, swelling to his theme, the second act of the movement was soon to come, and the interval before the storm was a good time to study the “general social state … of the convulsed nations” that led inevitably to such upheavals.