Sunday, June 28, 2009

Jones is my kind of entrepreneur!


For those of you who admire this type of entrepreneurial spirit, check out his website -- it's a riot! I would rather have seen Tobias Jones elected President; he knows a thing or two about business.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Read the Bill!

There is a bill in the House of Representatives that, if passed, would mandate a 72-hour period for everyone (citizens and representatives) to read a bill before it can be voted on in Congress. Gee, what a FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC idea!







The "Read the Bill" bill is HR 554. Visit the Sunlight Foundation's ReadTheBill.org website. Read the bill and sign the petition to support it.

Let's put a little sanity back into the process of government, again, shall we?

8 more reasons to change my party registration...


Awesome!

I apologize for being unable to post the live feed to ConservaChick for the "Honor ther Service" troopathon on Thursday. I hope you all checked in on their live feed without waiting for me.

I just checked in on the Move America Forward website and got the final number. The Troopathon raised a total of $603,049.14!

While it's a darned shame that Breitbart got to keep his beautiful curly locks because the million dollar mark wasn't reached, that is a fantastic amount of money for care packages for our troops!!

Way to go, MAF! Way to rally behind our troops, America!

Sad but True

I did not post about the earmark Obama requested when it was written about in National Review last year -- the information was interesting and noteworthy but was filed away for future reference. Heck, I disengaged from the campaign after John McCain won the nomination anyway. At that point the general election became "six of one, half-dozen of the other" (to borrow a southern expression) anyway. ...I digress... as usual.

The point is that the e-mail quoted below is making the rounds online and the information in it is fairly accurate. There are some facts that can be disputed (see this response on FactCheck.org) but the gist of the email is dead on.
At the top right hand corner of Page 17 of the New York Post of January 24th, 2009, was a short column entitled "Replacing Michelle" in the National Review’s "The Week" column. Here it is, word for word, as it appeared:

'Some employees are simply irreplaceable. Take Michelle Obama: The University of
Chicago Medical center hired her in 2002 to run "programs for community relations, neighborhood outreach, volunteer recruitment, staff diversity and minority contracting."

In 2005, the hospital raised her salary from $120,000 to $317, 000, nearly twice what her husband made as a senator.

Oh, did we mention that her husband had just become a US senator? He sure had. And that he immediately requested a $1 million earmark for the UC Medical Center, in fact? You betcha, by golly! He surely did. Way to network Michelle!

But now that Mrs. Obama has resigned, the hospital says her position will remain unfilled. How can that possibly be? Especially if the work she did was vital enough to be worth $317,000?

Oh, by the way, let me add that Michelle's position was a part time, 20-hour-a-week job at $317,000.00 per year! And to think they were critical of Blagoyovich's [sic] wife for taking $100,000 in fuzzy real estate commission.

The real question is: How did this bit of quid pro quo corruption escape the sharp reporters that dug through Sarah Palin's garbage and kindergarten files?'
Folks, I wasn't surprised by this. Are you? Chicago politics has been notoriously corrupt for decades now and most of us realize that, regardless of party, there are an awful lot of palms that get greased from Federal election winners after elections are won. It's a sad statement to make. It's an even sadder statement when ignored.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A minor technicality, really.

Believe me, I don't want to belittle the protesters in Iran or intimate, in any way, that they are not risking their lives for the opportunity to influence their government; however, I feel the need to post an opinion on one small technicality that has been glaringly overlooked by the media in their coverage of the protests in Iran.

The elections in Iran are not, in any real sense of the word, democratic. Every candidate on the ballot has been "100% Mullah-approved." Whether it is Mousavi or Ahmedinijad, the candidate has been appointed to run for election. No primaries were run to select these candidates. The general election in Iran simply serves to guarantee that the theocratic rulers of Iran have one of their hand-picked leaders elected with a show of "democracy" for the world press.

I hate to rain on this parade but the Conservative press seeking to fault Obama for not speaking out against the rigged election is just a tad off kilter this time. Firstly, it matters not what Obama has to say about the protests and the election in Iran. His name is "doormat" regardless of what carefully selected words he uses to speak out publicly on Iran or North Korea. Secondly, until the theocracy in Iran is replaced by a representative republic or a democracy of some sort, the results of every election held there will be unsatisfactory to the modern world.

Now that I've bothered to make this point I would like to add that I fully support the people of Iran in their protests. Regardless of the situation, regardless of the outcome, any Iranian risking his/her life to publicly protest and form of repression by the oppressive theocratic government in Iran means that Iranians are willing to fight for their freedom. At some point in the future, should this movement continue, we may see a revolution that overthrows their current oppressive government. There is always something good to be found in that regardless of minor technicalities.

Godspeed to the Iranian people and to the spirit of freedom everywhere!

Troopathon starts tomorrow -- tune in!

The latest news release from Move America Forward promises an interesting Troopathon tomorrow. Be sure to tune in -- 4pm EST.


Andrew Breitbart vows to Shave his Head for the Troops

During Live Broadcast of Troopathon


Sacramento , CA – History will be made on Thursday, and one of America's most prominent figures in news and entertatinment will help make the day even more memorable - by offering to shave his head - live on the air - all for U.S. Troops.

Troopathon co-host, Andrew Breitbart, has agreed to shed his famous locks for charity. He has agreed to have his head shaved live during the broadcast of Move America Forward’s military fundraiser “Honor Their Service” when, and if, donations surpass $1 million. The goal is to collect enough donations to send the largest shipment of care packages to U.S. Troops in history via an online broadcast at: http://www.TroopAThon.org

“I will take great pleasure in seeing Andrew get his head shaved. We will see if Andrew parallels Samson and looses [sic] all of his pundit power without his mane. In all seriousness, the real joy will be that [sic] fact that it will mean that we raised $1 million for our brave troops” said Melanie Morgan, co-host of “Honor Their Service”.

Breitbart will be interviewing what is already an impressive line-up that includes Rush Limbaugh, Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, Carrie Prejean and many more.

Andrew Breitbart is a well known conservative personality and commentator. He is a columnist for the Washington Times, runs Breitbart.com, Breitbart.TV and the “Big Hollywood”.

About the Project:

On June 25, 2009, from 1-9 PM PST Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, will be hosting its 2nd annual “Troopathon” broadcast live from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The event will be hosted by Melanie Morgan, co-host of the syndicated radio show “America’s Morning News”, Andrew Breitbart, who runs Breitbart.TV, and the “Big Hollywood” blog and Mark Williams, renown talk radio host.

The goal of the project is to send care packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the 8-hour event that will be broadcast on the internet and radio, viewers are encouraged to sponsor care packages for the troops as the guests and hosts discuss various topics related to supporting our military men and women.

Last year, viewers donated more than $1.5 million to send care packages to troops. With the help of Carrie Prejean, we hope to surpass that number this year.

For more information visit our new website:

http://www.Troopathon.org


All the Liberal People

This parody has been around for a year or more but it is a classic. Recent events just seemed to beg for this posting. Enjoy!

Friday, June 19, 2009

She "The People" speaks for me too.

A few days ago, Glenn Beck read a letter on his show that was written by a woman in Arizona. Her letter was an open letter to our nation's leadership and, as far as I'm concerned, she speaks for me too!

Read the letter below. If you agree, you can sign the petition that was created based on this letter. My name is on that petition already.

"I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before
the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer
felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now.

You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I'm not a racist. This isn't to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN
and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have
helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our
needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest
talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now. Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let's just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm busy. I
am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal
goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to
you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at
this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never
come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars
saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us who will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are
dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us.
If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and
consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming."

Why, YES, some of us were born this way!

When a Chicago Thug becomes Emperor...

... you can count on the political firing squad to commence.

Gerald Walpin is a non-partisan patriot whose firing has finally brought to light (for the already enlightened, unfortunately) the political cronyism and corrupt nature of the Supreme Leader and his council of thugs. Walpin has been slandered by them with a blatant lie and I hope to hell he continues to speak out about what happened!

When George W. Bush fired numerous US Attorneys, he had every right to do so as Attorneys General serve solely at the pleasure of the President. The press and the Dems tried to make it into some sort of scandal even though President Bush's actions were perfectly legal.

Emperor Obama threatens and then fires a hard working, non-partisan Inspector General, who does NOT serve soley at the pleasure of the President, for investigating one of Obama's buddies and contributors and there's no press about it but on Fox? I suppose I shouldn't be surprised but it still amazes me what this thug gets away with while the mainstream, state-owned media fiddle.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Where was this news?

Did I miss it when the State-controlled media reported that ethics charges against Sarah Palin had been dismissed?

May 8, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin has been cleared of accusations that she violated the state ethics act in forming a political action committee and in traveling to Indiana near the end of the legislative session to make a speech to a right-to-life group. [...]

It's been over a month since this was posted to the Governor's website and I don't recall seeing a single piece about it. If Glenn Beck hadn't mentioned it on his show tonight I would never have heard one word about it.

Congratulations, Governor Palin!

New media strategy for TOTUS?...




Impressive! TOTUS (Teleprompter of The United States) has made himself known to the State-controlled media. Finally! I thought they'd NEVER notice!!

An Amerikan Revolution?!


All the best proles are wearing these. Better get yours before the Ministry of Enterprise asks to see your "business plan!"

Times are tough!

You know times are tough when even the animals need a bit of an escape! (Hi, I'm Dumbo and I'm an Marulaholic...)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Get Ready to Laugh Yourself Silly...































[Thanks for sharing these, Robin -- they're a freakin' riot!!]

Tellin' it like it is!

The following letter is circulating via email right now. It is a thoughtful and well stated rebuttal to the past six months of diversions orchestrated by the Obama administration. While the true author of this letter is actually NOT the teacher whose name appears at the end of it, whoever wrote it did a beautiful job and it is certainly worth sharing.
April 17, 2009

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington , DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States . You are not responsible to the people of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about, if not the consideration of the people of Europe? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics, at least until you came along, and the principles governing this country come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia . You didn't show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve, yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia . How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans, but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you gave the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you?

I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers, yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million – not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members – on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn’t!

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

Sincerely,

Ms. Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy. C
Hillsboro, MO 63050
I was absolutely cheering the author on as I read this. What a marvelous letter! The author was simply telling it like it is and expressing what many of us are feeling as we witness the first six months of what is likely to be a VERY LONG four years! 

It's wonderful to find that some Americans understand history and are unafraid to stand up to some of the idiots who show complete disregard for it. With enough charisma and money, apparently anyone can get elected in this country. It's a sad state of affairs when we allow such an unAmerican American to be elected to the highest office in the land. It simply begs the question:  What part of "defend and protect the Constitution of the United States of America" does Emperor Obama not understand?!

I'm ready for a Recovery!

Just forwarded to me via email today:

Recession is when your neighbor loses his job.
Depression is when you lose yours.
Recovery is when Obama loses his.

[Thanks for the chuckle, Mom!]

Troopathon - June 25th!

While the mainstream media has been busy with its Obamapalooza the past six months, it's easy to let the fact that our troops and those from our allies are still fighting a war against Islamofascists on two fronts.  Yeah, the economy sucks... Yeah, Obama is the Great Orator/Apologizer/Protector... Whatever.

As we near Independence Day, it's a great time to stop the Emperor's Parade to remember those who are fighting on our behalf in the extremes of Middle East terrain and temperatures. Fortunately for we lazy Americans, it doesn't take much time or effort to show our support thanks to Move America Forward and their "Honor Their Service" program. The second annual Troopathon will begin on June 25th. 


Last year they raised $1.5 million in one evening in their first webcast telethon. That money paid for items like coffee, cookies, beef jerky, Gatorade, candy, hot chocolate, jelly beans and personal comfort items like lip balm, wet wipes, and personal sized fans to be bundled and shipped in over 10,000 separate care packages for our troops. 

Those of us who are still employed and can afford a few dollars to show our appreciation really ought to do so. After all, donating a few dollars out of our own pockets for a little cheer and comfort for our troops is very little when compared with the cost of their sweat and their sacrifice.