Friday, February 18, 2011

The Truth Behind HOPE

Those who can, DO...those who can't, ORGANIZE more of those who can't to drown out those who are trying to DO.

Barack Obama has *again* usurped his position as Chief Executive by *again* wading into a state's issue, namely Wisconsin. By siding with the teachers who have walked out on their students and the Democrats of the state's legislature who have walked out on their constituents, he has shown that he doesn't care about jobs per se, only UNION jobs.

By running from their Constitutional duties, Wisconsin's Democrat legislators have shown their true color--YELLOW. By *again* siding against an elected governor in their own business, Obama has shown his true color--COMMIE RED!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My $0.02 worth...

OK, Here is the straight scoop from my living room, putting all flowery Obama rhetoric aside.

My pay increase this year: $0
My tax increase this year: 32.2%
Gasoline price increase this year: 12.5%
Grocery price increase: 8.2%
Electricity rate increase: 24%

And this is on an annual income of $16,608

So where's this tax relief I keep hearing our LIAR-IN-CHIEF talk about?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Clapped Off?

This is our NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR James Clapper. Apparently, like his electronic namesake, someone applauded near him one time too many and shut his brain off. I am referring to his assessment of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD as a "largely secular" and "nonviolent" Egyptian boy scout troop. He also says that Tunisian unrest caught the intelligence community off-guard because "we are not clairvoyant."

Hey General...instead of reading PEANUTS, how about trying the ol' WORLD WIDE WEB. Or better yet, try watching Glenn Beck's 5PM show on Fox News Channel...he has gotten more right this week than you clowns have in 2 years!

Just a hint...I'm not a rocket scientist, but any group that has their religion in their name is by definition NOT SECULAR!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Webster's Warning

“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.” – Daniel Webster, 1782-1852

Every assumption of authority by the government implies a relinquishment, or the outright theft, of that same authority from the people. Consider the following intrusion of government into the private sector: On December 2, 2010, President Obama signed the CALM Act into law. What is CALM? Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation, which “requires the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe a regulation limiting the volume of audio on commercials transmitted by television broadcast stations, cable operators, and other multichannel video programming distributors.” Ironically, on the FCC’s own webpage, the following advice is provided: “Manually controlling volume levels with the remote control remains the simplest approach to reducing excessive volume levels." Yet, we need another law…

“There are [those] in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” – Daniel Webster

Politicians don’t spend millions of their own dollars to get a $175,000 a year job. They don’t run to get elected and re-elected for the benefit of you and me, although they sell it that way. Their only true aim is POWER. From Arlen Specter’s famously smug (and thankfully wrong) “my change in party will enable me to be re-elected” to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s ardent defense of the power of “Congressionally-mandated spending”, i.e., earmarks, they show their true colors again and again. Politics is more about power than anything else, and once they have it, it will take the hounds of hell to pry it from them.

“It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.” – Daniel Webster

The Probe from STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME had no idea that it’s transmissions were devastating to the planet below, it was just seeking to reestablish lost contact with an extinct species of whale.

Quite similarly, our government for decades has provided short-term solutions to long-term problems with no regard given to, or any responsibility accepted for, the unintended consequences of its actions. It has taken our hard-earned cash and traded it for decades of votes to retain and grow its power. When it ran out of our money to give away, it started borrowing it, and now is simply printing more of it. History has shown us time and again where governments that don’t recognize their boundaries of their power end up…on the ash heap of history.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

By any other name...

Rev. Al Sharpton wants the FCC to step up its regulation of the airwaves, "rooting out comments that viewers might PERCEIVE AS RACIST" [emphasis is mine]. This came after an interview in which I mentioned that "a spade just isn't cut out for this job".

I was lamenting the fact that my recently-purchased long-handled gardening implement with a flat blade didn't work so well in the hard clay of east Tennessee, but that's not important to Reverend Al. See, he is so focused on shutting down intelligent debate that he focuses on individual WORDS rather than CONTEXT.

In the interest of full disclosure, the afore-mentioned interview never actually occurred, but is a close parallel of the conversations regarding the direction our country is heading that everyday Americans are having.

The main problem with his maniacal idea is that he wants YET ANOTHER PRESIDENTIALLY-APPOINED CZAR to determine what is acceptable to the American people. Since the utter and abysmal failure that was liberal talk radio, a.k.a. AIR AMERICA was unable to do it, now he is seeking the government's help to shut down conservative voices and viewpoints.

The problem is that Americans of all stripes are beginning to see LIBERALISM for what it is...a government sponsored PLAGUE, and the only cure is a healthy dose of individual COMMON-SENSE.