Monday, March 31, 2014

Making a case for Dr. Benjamin Carson and black conservatives.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is On Fire in Defense of Kobe Bryant on Trayvon Hoodie Controversy

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith appeared on Arsenio Hall and gave a stirring commentary regarding L.A. Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant’s unorthodox comments on why he wouldn’t want to wear a hoodie in honor of slain young black man Trayvon Martin.
On the night of February 26, 2012, the 17-year-old Martin was killed by “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman after an altercation; after a jury acquitted Zimmerman in July of 2013 on manslaughter charges, it ignited a public outrage in many communities across the nation.
Kobe Bryant recently said the following about the case:
I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense?

Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”
Stephen A. Smith’s best points came in his defense of Kobe’s controversial comments. It is one of the most articulate expressions of the “conservative” outlook on what would best liberate the black community that one will find.
“Kobe Bryant basically has the attitude that justice should be equal, no matter what, whether in regards to race or gender,” Smith noted.  “And that was his position. All he was trying to say was that ‘excuse me, let’s listen to the facts first, let’s make sure we know everything before we jump out and judge accordingly. You can’t sit there and take somebody’s side just because they’re an African-American, you can’t turn around and assume or think that people from other races are going to ever be fair to you if you’re not willing to exercise fairness yourself. Lay back, listen to the facts, and then accord justice where it should be served.’”
“And I don’t have a problem with that,” Smith continued, “Me, personally, I definitely think that he was right on point with that. I know a lot of black people are gonna be upset about that…”
“And are upset,” Arsenio jumped in. “Black Twitter went crazy…”
“When I give a damn, I’ll let you know,” Smith shot back, drawing some gasps in the crowd.
Watch the rest of the intense and thought-provoking conversation. Stephen A. Smith is on fire, and destroys one left-wing talking point after another. While acknowledging that injustice against the black community exists, he recommends the right course of action for blacks to find justice in America: not by seeking retribution against whites, but by seeking fairness and equality before the law.

Kobe’s Reason for Not Wearing a Hoodie for Trayvon Has Driven Left Into a Twitter Rage


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Latest GOP Voter Poll

A nationwide telephone poll of Republican and Republican-leaning independents  conducted by WPA Opinion Research found that while the prospective field remains close Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee are currently leading the pack — tied for first place, each with 13 percent of the vote.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush followed with 11 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz each got nine percent. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (six percent), Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (six percent), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (five percent), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (three percent), former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (three percent), and Texas Gov. Rick Perry followed. Nineteen percent said they did not know or refused to answer.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why isn't this a surprise. Place sanctions on Russia as we give them free military equipment.

U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines

Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine.
The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say. The U.S. military uses MILES for tactical force-on-force training because it has a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat.
It’s a crucial, military-grade technology that’s similar to a “laser tag” available in some commercial markets, according to one of the outraged lawmakers (Oklahoma Republican Jim Bridenstine) that helped uncover the scandal. Bridenstine, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has joined forces with Ohio Republican Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, to demand an end to the program. Along with about a dozen other House colleagues they penned a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who oversees the agency carrying out the “irresponsible military equipment transfers” to Russia.
The Obama administration’s planned supply to the Russian Federation is a grave mistake given the recent invasion of Ukraine launched by Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, the legislators point out. “It is difficult to imagine a worse time to provide military-grade technology employed by the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, and Special Operations Forces to Russia than when it has illegally invaded Ukraine and is violating the intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty,” the letter to Moniz says. “To make matters worse, it is our understanding from the budget documents that the Department has been, and continues to propose, providing this technology to Russia free-of-charge.”
This is preposterous and borders on criminal if you really think about it. As if we need reminding, Congressman Turner recants Putin’s “brazen disregard for the sovereignty and stability of Eastern Europe” as well as his disregard for international law. “Despite this overwhelming evidence that Putin is not our ally, it is astonishing that the Obama Administration would still provide superior, U.S. military technology to an aggressive and advancing Russia,” Turner said. “The United States must seriously redirect its approach and immediately terminate all military aid to Russia.”
President Obama has already proven to be an international joke for his response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine. Even the mainstream media in this country has blasted the commander-in-chief’s foreign policy as based on fantasy. One famously liberal magazine published a satirical article saying that the Obama administration froze Putin’s Netflix account as a “major ramping up of sanctions.” In a piece published a few days ago, a former veteran congressman wrote this: “The embarrassment of U.S. impotence in dealing with Russian aggression in the Ukraine is only the beginning of what will likely be a series of foreign policy disasters.”

Chris Christie found not guilty

Governor Christie was found to be blameless in the internal investigation of "Bridge Gate". His detractors, however, are not convinced.  Here is the story from Reuters:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Senator Rand Paul receives warm standing ovation during UC Berkeley speech

Senator Rand Paul receives warm standing ovation during UC Berkeley speech

As Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) presumably gears up for a 2016 run, he was warmly welcomed by a group of unlikely supporters – students at the University of California, Berkeley.
According to the Associated Press, Sen. Paul spoke UC Berkeley yesterday at the request of the university’s Republican club. The event drew about 400 people, who “filled the hall to capacity.” There were no visible protestors, and Sen. Paul “drew a large crowd of well-wishers on his way off campus.”
The 30-minute speech criticized President Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures. Sen. Paul also declared the country is desperate for a “new kind of party.” And while he admitted the Republican Party has been far from perfect, he believes it can be the party to get this country back on track.
 “Go back to what happened yesterday with Rand Paul. This is huge. Absolutely huge… This is incredible,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Rand Paul goes to the University of California, Berkeley. I mean this as a sincere question: Have you ever in your lifetime heard of a Republican that has gone in and received a standing ovation at the University of California, Berkeley?”
Over the last several months, Glenn has stressed the importance of being open to the idea of aligning with strange bedfellows, for he believes the future will require a coalition of people who can unite on the principles of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
“Do you think Jeb Bush is going to even be listened at the University of California, Berkeley? No,” Glenn said. “They keep talking about widening the tent. Is there any tent bigger than: Look I just want to it agree on the Bill of Rights. That’s all I want to agree on. We’re going to disagree on a lot of things… Rand Paul can bridge the gap between Glenn and Pat and the university of California Berkeley… That’s huge. Never before done.”
While the left desperately tries to discredit Sen. Paul and other conservatives and libertarians who are looking to build bridges, Glenn ultimately believes yesterday’s speech is a sign of things to come.
“If [Sen. Paul] were on the left, he would be being heralded as God. Barack Obama might be Jesus. But what this guy can bridge is astounding… That again is the coalition building,” Glenn concluded. “They dismiss him and mock him and are going to try to discredit him. But I’m telling you: If you just play the game of who can win, it’s Rand Paul.”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This one's for Kingston

Bar Owner Posts Insulting Sign Calling Gun-Carriers ‘Doucheba*s’ & Losers, Starts National Firestorm 

Not only does the owner of the Backstreets Pub and Deli in Clemson, South Carolina have some fierce words for gun carriers thinking about eating at his establishment: he called them “losers” and “douchebags.”At the bottom of a sign stating “NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED,” he added:

“If you are such a loser that you feel a need to carry a gun when you go out, I do not want your business. Douche bag.”
While the owner has private property rights and can decide who carries guns in his bar, he decided to go full-tilt and blast all gun-carriers as “d-bags” and “losers.” Not a smart business move, pal.
Needless to say, when word spread among supporters of concealed-carry, the throw-down was on. Several hundred Second Amendment supporters descended on Backstreets’ Yelp review page and posted negative reviews about the restaurant, driving its 3-star rating down to 1-star.
The owner responded, saying the sign was “temporary,” and that he was “sorry for the wording,” but stood his ground:
“Sorry, but I’m not sorry. If you feel the need to bring a gun into a college bar you are a douche bag. And if you’re drinking than you are violating the law.”
He later added that he himself is a gun owner, but that he’s fed up with “irrational gun nuts.”
Incidentally, South Carolina passed a law in 2013 allowing people holding concealed-weapon permits to carry firearms in places that serve food or alcohol, as long as they don’t drink while inside.
While the law stipulates that establishments may enact their own weapon bans, provided they post a large sign in their window warning customers of their policy, it doesn’t clarify whether or not “douche bag” should be added to those signs. 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Another Florida Story.

I love dumb crook stories so I had to share this one.

Leaving personal identification at a crime scene and posing for pictures online with some of the loot landed a burglary suspect behind bars, Plantation police said.
At least two men were seen on surveillance video breaking into Arion Motors, 550 S. State Road 7, just before 11 p.m. March 10. They stole files, license plates, 44 car keys and four cars — a BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti and Dodge worth an estimated $43,984, police said.
When one of the suspects pulled a cellphone from his pocket to use as a flashlight inside the dealership, he was unaware that his identification card had also popped out, Det. Robert Rettig said.
"He's oblivious to it," Rettig said. "He doesn't even realize it falls out."
Dealership owner Adnan "Eddie" Radoncic found it the day after the burglary. "[The investigator] was taking fingerprints but I said, 'I don't think you need to do that,' and she said, 'Why not?' and I said, 'Because the bad guy left his [ID card] here, in plain sight.'"
Travis Devonte Rice, 21, had gotten his Florida ID card just three weeks before the break-in. His probation officer had suggested he obtain identification, according to the arrest report.
When Rettig went to verify Rice's identity, the probation officer immediately recognized Rice as the client who had been released from prison on Valentine's Day and was currently on probation for an armed robbery, the report stated.

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Did The Administration Just Weaken Internet Security And Set The Stage For A Global Web Tax?

The Obama administration on Friday announced plans to relinquish U.S. control over management of the Internet to the “global Internet community.” While the announcement of the plan was sure to please international critics (and some Democrats), it created concern among business leaders and others who depend on a smoothly functioning web.
Oh, and it may lead to a global web tax, as well.
Former Bush administration State Department senior advisor Christian Whiton told The Daily Caller:
“U.S. management of the Internet has been exemplary and there is no reason to give this away — especially in return for nothing. This is the Obama equivalent of Carter’s decision to give away the Panama Canal — only with possibly much worse consequences.”
The Department of Commerce announced the decision to give up control of the Internet’s core infrastructure, in part, as a result of international pressure following revelations by Edward Snowden about the NSA’s global surveillance program.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has overseen domain names, assigned Internet protocol addresses, and executed other crucial Internet functions since 2000 under the supervision of the Commerce Department. That contract will be cancelled once final plans to relinquish U.S. control have been completed.
In additions to concerns about a weakening of Internet security, Whiton also warned of the potential of a global web tax:
“If the U.N. gains control what amounts to the directory and traffic signals of the Internet, it can impose whatever taxes it likes. It likely would start with a tax on registering domains and expand from there.”
So, should Americans be concerned? Of course they should. While the UN may not be outwardly anti-American, more often than not, it sides with those who oppose the best interests of the U.S.
One need look no farther than the UN proposal to create a “global warming tax,” by which it would redistribute billions of dollars from “developed” “polluting” countries to (supposedly “non-polluting”) “developing” countries (it excludes China and Russia from the “developed” list, by the way).
Yet the administration once again demonstrates its “world view” of  the way things ought to be. This time, a potential threat to the Internet as we know it.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The end of the performance bonus for salaried workers?

WASHINGTON — President Obama this week will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his administration to confront corporations that have had soaring profits even as wages have stagnated.
On Thursday, the president will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others whom many businesses currently classify as “executive or professional” employees to avoid paying them overtime, according to White House officials briefed on the announcement.
Mr. Obama’s decision to use his executive authority to change the nation’s overtime rules is likely to be seen as a challenge to Republicans in Congress, who have already blocked most of the president’s economic agenda and have said they intend to fight his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from $7.25.
Mr. Obama’s action is certain to anger the business lobby in Washington, which has long fought for maximum flexibility for companies in paying overtime.
In 2004, business groups persuaded President George W. Bush’s administration to allow them greater latitude on exempting salaried white-collar workers from overtime pay, even as organized labor objected.
Conservatives criticized Mr. Obama’s impending action. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” said Daniel Mitchell, a senior fellow with the Cato Institute, who warned that employers might cut pay or use fewer workers. “If they push through something to make a certain class of workers more expensive, something will happen to adjust.”
Marc Freedman, the executive director of labor law policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the nation’s overtime regulations “affect a very wide cross section of employers and our members.”
“I expect this is an area we will be very much engaged in,” Mr. Freedman said.
Mr. Obama’s authority to act comes from his ability as president to revise the rules that carry out the Fair Labor Standards Act, which Congress originally passed in 1938. Mr. Bush and previous presidents used similar tactics at times to work around opponents in Congress.
The proposed new regulations would increase the number of people who qualify for overtime and continue Mr. Obama’s fight against what he says is a crisis of economic inequality in the country. Changes to the regulations will be subject to public comment before final approval by the Labor Department, and it is possible that strong opposition could cause Mr. Obama to scale back his proposal.
Cecilia Muñoz, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said the effort was part of Mr. Obama’s pledge to help workers thrive. “We need to fix the system so folks working hard are getting compensated fairly,” she said on Tuesday evening. “That’s why we are jump-starting this effort.”
The overtime action by Mr. Obama is part of a broader election-year effort by the White House to try to convince voters that Democrats are looking out for the middle class. White House officials hope the focus on lifting workers’ pay will translate into support for Democratic congressional candidates this fall.
Since the mid-1980s, corporate profits have soared, reaching a post-World War II record as a share of economic output. The profits of the companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 have doubled since the recession ended in June 2009, but wages have stagnated for a vast majority of workers in the same period. Recently, workers’ wages fell close to an all-time low as a share of the economy.
In 2012, the share of the gross domestic income that went to workers fell to 42.6 percent, the lowest on record.
Under current federal regulations, workers who are deemed executive, administrative or professional employees can be denied overtime pay under a so-called white-collar exemption.
Under the new rules that Mr. Obama is seeking, fewer salaried employees could be blocked from receiving overtime, a move that would potentially shift billions of dollars’ worth of corporate income into the pockets of workers. Currently, employers are prohibited from denying time-and-a-half overtime pay to any salaried worker who makes less than $455 per week. Mr. Obama’s directive would significantly increase that salary level.
In addition, Mr. Obama will try to change rules that allow employers to define which workers are exempt from receiving overtime based on the kind of work they perform. Under current rules, if an employer declares that an employee’s primary responsibility is executive, such as overseeing a cleanup crew, then that worker can be exempted from overtime.
White House officials said those rules were sometimes abused by employers in an attempt to avoid paying overtime. The new rules could require that employees perform a minimum percentage of “executive” work before they can be exempted from qualifying for overtime pay.
“Under current rules, it literally means that you can spend 95 percent of the time sweeping floors and stocking shelves, and if you’re responsible for supervising people 5 percent of the time, you can then be considered executive and be exempt,” said Ross Eisenbrey, a vice president of the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal research organization in Washington.
Jared Bernstein, the former chief economic adviser to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and the former executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, embraced Mr. Obama’s move.
“I think the intent of the rule change is to make sure that people working overtime are fairly treated,” he said. “I think a potential side effect is that you may see more hiring in order to avoid overtime costs, which would be an awfully good thing right about now.”
Mr. Bernstein, now a senior fellow at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal research group, and Mr. Eisenbrey wrote a paper last year urging the administration to raise the salary threshold for overtime to $984 a week. Their study estimated that in any given week, five million workers earning more than the current threshold of $455 a week and less than $1,000 a week are likely to be exempted from overtime. President Bush raised the threshold to $455 in 2004.
Mr. Bernstein said, “Remember, inflation has eroded this threshold a great deal over the years, so it’s hard to see why it’s unfair to make that adjustment.”
White House officials said that in California an employer cannot deny overtime pay to a salaried worker who makes less than $640 a week. In New York, the threshold is $600 a week. Under recently passed laws, the California threshold is set to rise to $800 per week in 2016, and the New York threshold to $675.
If the changes to the overtime regulations are made, it will fall to the Labor Department’s wage and hour administrator to put them into effect. That position has been vacant since Mr. Obama took office. David Weil, a professor at the Boston University School of Management, is the latest nominee for the post. He is awaiting confirmation.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

American recovery

It may not be felt in N.J. It may not be felt in Colorado Springs, and it May not be felt in Gilbert Arizona. But several Areas seem to have found the answer.

1.Boise-Nampa-Meridian Idaho.
This area has surged in the last few years Growth is fueled by the presence of Boise State University , Micron Technology, J R Simplot, Boise Cascade, and Albertsons. It has become a tech boomtown with a thriving cultural scene.

2.Provo-Orem Utah
Home to Brigham Young University Provo has a generous business climate, the Sundance Movie Festival in nearby Park City and is one of the nations top cities to start a career.

3.Denver-Aurora-Boulder Colorado. Anchored by several scientific Institutes and the University of Colorado, Denver is the third largest city in the Mountain West. The economy is fueled by financial services, aerospace, and micro brewing.  The area is home to MolsonCoors Brewing Company, Gates Automotive, Johns Manville, Chipotle's, Qdoba's, and Quisno's. Dish TV, Direct TV, and Qwest Communications have a large presence because the area is one of the few in the US where a "one bounce" real time satellite signal can be transmitted to six continents in less then day.

4.San Antonio- New Braunfels Texas.  The fastest growing city in the United States. The booming economy is fueled by Cyber security, call centers, and cloud computing companies. It also has a large Military base workforce. Home of Fort Sam Houston, Lackland AFB and Randolph AFB. Oil producer/refiner/ and retailer Valero also calls San Antonio home. San Antonio has a thriving cultural scene anchored by the Riverwalk area.

5.Sioux Falls-Sioux City S.D.  What used to be a agri- business based economy has been converted to a banking and tech economy. No city or corporate income taxes. 3.2% unemployment rate. Home to Citigroup, Wells Fargo Financial, Sanford Healthcare System and John Morrell Packing Company.

6.Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Columbia Tennessee gained more jobs then any other area of the US since 2010. uses generous incentives to spur growth in Health care, Education and Entertainment. Home to Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Belmont University, Hospital Corporation of America, Nissan North America, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Gaylord Entertainment. Has a thriving music scene, CMT, RFD TV and GAC cable stations all operate out of Nashville. Mecca for country music lovers and home to the Christian pop rock culture, EMI Christian, Provident and Word, all Christian labels all operate out of Nashville.

7.Greenville-Spartanburg- Anderson S.C. 5 % unemployment. Used taxpayer funded incentives to bring BMW North American and Michelin to the area. The International Center for Automotive Research is here and GE Wind Turbine. The area is home to Clemson University, Furman University and S.C Upstate.

8.Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Cary North Carolina. Yep my home area. Maybe why I don't see things the way some of you do. Three major Universities, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and NC State. Lesser colleges, N.C. Central , Shaw University, St. Augustine's, William Peace University, Meredith College, S E Theological Seminary.  Heart of the Research Triangle Region, Biotechnology Center, Healthcare, Silicon Valley of the east. Home to Red Hat, SAS, IBM North America, Quintiles, 1st Citizens Bank, BASF, GlaxoSmithKline North America, Blue Cross/Blue Shield NC, Grifols America, and Burt's Bees Cosmetics and Skincare, Cree Lighting Corporation. Called the City of the Oaks for it's abundance of Oak Tree lined streets and numerous parks and Greenways. More PHD's per capita then any other city in America. Just signed on to be the next town with Google Fiber.

9.Portland-Lewiston-South Portland Maine contains 1/3 of the state's total population. Only ranked area without a major educational Institute. Home to Immucell, Magellan Petroleum  Unum. Lowest overall tax burden for new investment, growing Financial, healthcare and insurance industries. Hip Foodie driven downtown.

Scattered coast to coast these areas have some things in common. Government has made wise investments to stimulate the economies of these areas. Investments have been made in infrastructure, culture, education and the people. They all abound with parks, and abundant cultural and educational opportunities.
 More then lower taxes, (Only two of these areas can boast that), what brings business is investment in the community. More then incentives, companies want a nice place for their employees to live. More then Tax breaks companies want a optimistic community that invests in education and developing the workforce.
  And the sad but true fact my Republican Friends except for Sioux Falls S D and Greenville S C they are blue areas in some very red states. Yes, except the two afore mentioned they are all run by Democratic Mayors with a majority democratic council. These are the planners my friends. These are the people who call the shots and make all your towns what they are or are not. They make the decisions to tax or not they make the decisions on land use, transportation, roads, cable companies, utilities, schools and other infrastructure investments.
   What makes companies pick up and move to a different region?
 Stimulus does matter.

2007 2009 2014

2007 The year Reid-Pelosi took over leadership in congress the National Debt was 8.5 Trillion.

2009 The year Obama took over the Presidency the National Debt was 10 Trillion.

2014 The current National Debt is 17.5 Trillion. 151K per Taxpayer.

Obama’s Speech Against Raising the Debt Ceiling in 2006

March 16, 2006 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD—SENATE S2237-2238:

“Mr. OBAMA. Mr. President, I rise today to talk about America’s debt problem.
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to
$8.6 trillion. That is ‘‘trillion’’ with a ‘‘T.’’ That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.
Numbers that large are sometimes hard to understand. Some people may wonder why they matter. Here is why: This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we’ll spend on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.
And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and
health security they have counted on.
Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in America’s priorities. Instead, interest payments are a significant tax on all Americans—a debt tax that Washington doesn’t want to talk about. If Washington were serious about honest tax relief in this country, we would see an effort to reduce our national debt by returning to responsible fiscal policies.
But we are not doing that. Despite repeated efforts by Senators CONRAD and FEINGOLD, the Senate continues to reject a return to the commonsense Pay-go rules that used to apply. Previously, Pay-go rules applied both to increases in mandatory spending and
to tax cuts. The Senate had to abide by the commonsense budgeting principle of balancing expenses and revenues. Unfortunately, the principle was abandoned, and now the demands of budget discipline apply only to spending.
As a result, tax breaks have not been paid for by reductions in Federal spending, and thus the only way to pay for them has been to increase our deficit to historically high levels and borrow more and more money. Now we have to pay for those tax breaks plus
the cost of borrowing for them. Instead of reducing the deficit, as some people claimed, the fiscal policies of this administration and its allies in Congress will add more than $600 million in debt for each of the next 5 years.
That is why I will once again cosponsor the Pay-go amendment and continue to hope that my colleagues will return to a smart rule that has worked in the past and can work again.
Our debt also matters internationally. My friend, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, likes to remind us that it took 42 Presidents 224 years to run up only $1 trillion of foreign-held debt. This administration did more than that in just 5 years. Now, there is nothing wrong with borrowing from foreign countries. But we must remember that the more we depend on foreign nations to lend us money, the more our economic security is tied to the whims of foreign leaders whose interests might not be aligned with ours.
Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘‘the buck stops here.’’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit”







Saturday, March 8, 2014

Newt Gingrich Speaks Out.

"We must stop being the opposition movement, and we must become the alternative  movement that will help make the life of every American better so that they understand what we would do that would be right, not just what the left is doing that is wrong.  " If we spend the next three years being anti-Hillary, we will virtually guarantee her election,"

Ukraine and the media

Seen so many leftists articles proclaiming Ukraine was the work of Neo-Fascists. Funny how the Neo fascists were supporting economic freedoms while the old guard wanted to align with Russia. Funnier still is that these same reporters completely worship the alter of Obama who tells business exactly what they can do, tells average Americans what they must purchase or be heavily taxed for not doing so. Who forces GM to produce the money losing Volt but subsidizes it with taxpayer money. NOTHING COULD BE MORE FASCIST THAN OBAMA.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cod Fishery Bill

If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare,
and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare,
they may take the care of religion into their own hands;
they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish
and pay them out of their public treasury;
they may take into their own hands the education of children,
establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union;
they may assume the provision of the poor;
they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads;
in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation
down to the most minute object of police,
would be thrown under the power of Congress.... Were the power
of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for,
it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature
of the limited Government established by the people of America."

                                       James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution for the USA, 
                                4th US  President
On the Cod Fishery Bill, granting Bounties. February 7, 1792, referring to a bill to subsidize cod fisherman

Monday, March 3, 2014

Our laws are laughable. We can deport Germans but not illegals for Mexico.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike came to the United States in 2008 seeking political asylum. They fled their German homeland in the face of religious persecution for homeschooling their children.
They wanted to live in a country where they could raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
The Romeikes were initially given asylum, but the Obama administration objected – claiming that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution.
Please, Mr. President, have mercy on this Christian family. They came to our shores longing to be free.
“The goal in Germany is for an open, pluralistic society,” the Justice Department wrote in a legal brief last year. “Teaching tolerance to children of all backgrounds helps to develop the ability to interact as a fully functioning citizen in Germany.”
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Romeike’s appeal – paving the way for the Christian family of eight to be deported.
“I think this is a part of the Obama administration’s overall campaign to crush religious freedom in this country,” said Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. His organization is representing family.
“The Obama administration’s attitude toward religious freedom, particularly religious freedom for Christians is shocking,” he told me in an exclusive telephone interview. “I have little doubt that if this family had been of some other faith that the decision would have never been appealed in the first place. They would have let this family stay.”
Had the family stayed in Germany, where homeschooling is illegal, they would have faced the prospect of losing their children. Like the Pilgrims, they fled their homeland yearning for a place where they could be free.
Farris said the religious bias perpetrated by the Obama administration is “palpable.”
“It’s a denial of the essence of America,” he said. “The Pilgrims left England to go to Holland to seek religious freedom. They came here to seek religious freedom and parental rights for their children. Had this administration been waiting at Plymouth Rock, they would’ve told the Pilgrims to go back home.”
There are nearly 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. You’d think the Obama administration could find a place eight immigrants who want to live here legally.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Ukraine should have kept its nuclear weapons

The Ukraine should have kept its nuclear weapons instead of relying on the USA to intervene militarily if Russia invaded. It was just a matter of time before a patsy became US President. Thanks to Hillary's hubby and Obama we have this situation today. Liberal elitism at it's best. Guess what? Liberal American ideals don't work and they especially don't work outside the United States.

Did you hear Kerry whine about Putin not playing fair. Claims that Putin is playing by 19th century rules in the 21st century. That's embarrassing. That's the garbage liberal academics spout. It's also why the Muslims want to kick out ass too, because they don't play by 21st century rules either.

Kerry and Obama want to think that they can bully and bribe any country to do their biding. Obama thought by getting rid of the missile shield would obligate Putin to pay him back a favor, Chicago style. Putin on the otherhand said thanks for nothing. What have you done for me lately.

The entire world knows that Obama isn't going to do a thing. THe only thing that's going to happen is that the G8 meeting will be canceled. That is the ONLY CONSEQUENCE Obama will met out.

GOP lawmakers move to ban welfare money at marijuana dispensaries

Published March 01, 2014-

Republican lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next week aimed at preventing the misuse of the food stamp funds amid reports that welfare debit cards have been used to withdraw cash at ATMs at marijuana dispensaries in Colorado.

The “Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act,” is expected to be introduced on Monday by Colorado Republican Reps. Dave Reichert, Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner, reported.

The bill would add pot dispensaries to the current list of locations where states must block welfare electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards from being used for purchases or ATM withdrawals, Reichert’s office told the station. reported last week that at least 19 different dispensaries allowed electronic benefits transfer withdrawals inside their pot shops in January. Public records obtained by the station showed 56 transactions, totaling nearly $4,000.

A separate report by National Review Online said the amounts withdrawn ranged from $20 to $400, averaging $85.55. The maximum monthly benefit for the average household receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits is $462.

Last year, Colorado lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting access to welfare benefits at casinos, gun shops, bars, and liquor stores. State lawmakers recently failed to pass legislation that would have prohibited such transactions at pot shops, NRO reported.

“It’s time to close this ‘pot shop loophole’ before it gets any bigger,” the lawmakers said in a letter circulated among House lawmakers and obtained by The Colorado Observer.

“This bill does not comment on whether it makes sense for states to legalize the sale of pot, as Colorado and Washington have done,” the lawmakers wrote. “It simply says that, wherever pot is legally sold, welfare recipients shouldn’t be able to readily access welfare funds to pay for it.”

What a load of crock and even more waste of taxpayer money going to pay the salaries of these stupid law makers.  Stopping the use of pot shop ATM will stop abuse just as it stopped them from doing the same thing for casinos, bars and liquor stores.

The only way to stop the abuse is to stop giving people fungible benefits.  Use to be that people would have to go to food banks or even soup lines for FOOD…   but of course this lowers the dignity of people and therefore we must give them a lifestyle that makes them look ….  Productive… like cell phones.

The incentive to leave the welfare rolls is to not like being on them. If people can afford pot, booze and gambling, then by deduction, we are providing something that is much more than 3 hots and a cot at best and at worse we are enabling a lot of inappropriate behavour at tax pay expense.

Progressive always argue that people don't ride the rolls because they like it.  As with most statements of the sort, it is an over generality.   While we refuse to have honest open discussions about this problem.  Britain finally has... publicly and on TV.   Results are 1)welfare traps many people on welfare who would otherwise not desire to be their. 2)too large a percentage of people play welfare as a game where they get raises by finding new loopholes in the system and will not work as long as the system is so generous 3) Too many young women choose pregnency as a way to leave home because they know that they will recieve housing, furniture, food and healthcare without even having to complete school 4) Many single women who raise children using state welfare find reductions to be incredulous because "they are raising Britain’s next generation of leaders"