Archive for December, 2009

For the PATRIOTS Who Understand

Posted by courage On December - 22 - 2009

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Health Care Bill and Bribery of Public Officials

Posted by courage On December - 22 - 2009

constitution-gavelIn the cover of darkness, the Senate voted to initiate cloture on the health care bill which starts the clock ticking and limits debate.  One must wonder, how limitations on debate can be initiated when the 2,000 plus page bill had not even been fully read by the Senators?  How do I know this, you ask?  The final draft of the bill was only available hours before the call for cloture and any reasonable person knows it is impossible to have read the bill in the time allotted.

So why the rush to this “historic” moment?  PORK; special considerations, gifts, bribes to swing Senators who previously had reservations regarding aspects of the bill.  The more obvious bribes are finding the light of day.  Michelle Malkin is doing an excellent job exposing the insidious assault taking place against the American people, now known as cash for cloture across the net, check out her site to see the latest list of Democratic atrocities.

Over the last 24 hours, myself and at least 3 other individuals have thought or mentioned how the bribes used to secure the move for cloture, bears an eerie resemblance to the Illinois scandal  of former Governor Rod Blagojevich, in that he allegedly attempted to gain financial reward through  the “selling of Obama’s Senate seat.”  It’s the typical Chicago-way, I’ve got something you want.. how much will you give me for it?  How is what the Senators who received special favors any different?  They held (their vote) for cloture as the prize and sold it to Reid for special consideration of sweat deals in the health care legislation.

Lets take a quick visit to Federal U.S. Code 201. Bribery of public officials and witnesses:


Bribery of Public Officials

While I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on this blog.. from what I’m reading, each and every Senator who sold their vote for gain should be criminally charged.  What do you think?

MonopolyManThis should concern every patriotic American.  From CNS News:

Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) – While Congress has voted to raise the national debt ceiling to $12.4 trillion, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reported that the federal government’s unfunded liabilities – the costs of promised benefits through Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and several other programs – total $62.9 trillion in today’s dollars.

When asked about these costs and the government’s entitlement promises to the American people, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) told CNSNews.com that it is “irresponsible” for the federal government to continue to spend money it does not have and that this issue will be the “most important thing” Congress will discuss next year.

I said on the floor last night, American families can’t spend more than what they bring in for 36 of the last 40 years,” Boehner told CNSNews.com at his weekly briefing. “No business in America can exist that spends more than it brings in for 36 of the last 40 years, and certainly, our government can’t continue to exist if we continue to spend money that we don’t have.”

“This is irresponsible,” he said. “There needs to be a plan put in place that will bring our budget under control and in the green, and we need to find a way to begin paying down the national debt.

Continually Congress has spent money like they had a private printing press in their basement.. oh wait they do!  Bailout this industry, bailout that industry.. take over health care.. cash for clunkers… where does it stop?

I have a suggestion.. the money that banks have paid back from TARP as well as the money not yet spent, lets use that as it was intended, pay down the debt.

Oh wait they have plans for that money..

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she would like to tap the Troubled Asset Relief Program fund to pay for any “investments that we have in jobs.”

Listen Nancy the American public are tired of your spendaholic ways… It’s time for an intervention.. since you are acting like a spoiled child WE-THE-PEOPLE will be the parent, NO NANCY, NO MORE MONEY !

Is it 2010 YET ? !

Beep…. Senator Bayh’s Voicemail is FULL

Posted by courage On December - 20 - 2009

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Imagine that.. wonder why?

Could it have anything to do with the Reid & Company banging out a sweat deal payoff to Senator Nelson in the health care package?

Pay-offs and bribes seem to be the way Congress is doing business these days, for those unfamiliar with overt tactics.. rest assured it is the Chicago-way.

Lets see heck just since Thanksgiving….

It was Cash for Cloture day for Sen. Mary Landrieu, who secured a $300 million payoff to give the majority the required 60 votes for cloture on a Demcare bill…that has been replaced with another bill that the American public STILL HAS NOT SEEN.  Oh well, maybe in a couple of days?

Now we have Senator Nelson’s vote being bought with an obscene price tag;  Nebraska will never have to pay for it’s share of Medicaid, ever!

How does this sit with you?  How many dollars will your state be forking over to help off-set this sweat deal?

The Federalist Papers and Our Present Loss of a Republic

Posted by courage On December - 20 - 2009

Over the course of the last few months I have been reading the Federalist Papers; it has been a slow read for me, the wording of the time period is different and consequentially at times, grasping the authors meaning becomes a laborious task.  Yet I am continually awed,  the foresight of these founding fathers and the  formidable task they undertook to dissect and examine the very tenets of the proposed Constitution. So what exactly are the Federalist Papers?

The Federalist Papers were a series of eighty-five essays urging the citizens of New York to ratify the new United States Constitution. Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, the essays originally appeared anonymously in New York newspapers in 1787 and 1788 under the pen name “Publius.” A bound edition of the essays was first published in 1788, but it was not until the 1818 edition published by the printer Jacob Gideon that the authors of each essay were identified by name. The Federalist Papers are considered one of the most important sources for interpreting and understanding the original intent of the Constitution.

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Quick Hits… Things I Notice and Ponder

Posted by courage On December - 19 - 2009

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With things occurring at a hyper pace in Washington I wonder about things that drop off the news cycle such as…

Have we decided that there was in fact, a terrorist attack at Fort Hood or are the 13 soldiers who died that day being swept under the Muslim prayer rug?

And is the administration stalling in their fact finding mission? Read the entire article at the link..

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, says the Obama administration is stalling in providing information to the leaders of the House and Senate and the congressional intelligence committees on the multiple murders allegedly committed by a radical Muslim Army officer at Fort Hood more than a month ago.

Has anyone given an explanation as to where in the Constitution, Holder and Obama can bring enemy combatants on to US soil, giving them full rights of citizens?

Then there are things I read and see little attention by the media…

Climategate?  And make no mistake this is the biggest punch progressives have received in quiet a while, and they didn’t see it coming.

The Russians admitted smack-dab in the middle of the Hopenhagen conference, their which assisted in formulating the pseudo-science findings of the United Nations climate hysterics was incomplete..

Climategate has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.

An analogy that could help the hysterics understand why this is important…

You are “doing” a paint-by numbers picture, the set comes with 8 different colors each with their own unique number… you decide to only use 1/4th of the colors they supply (being the creative devil you are).  So you use only 2 of the 8 colors in the pack.. what do you end up with?  Will it resemble anything close to the actual picture?  Of course it won’t.. and that’s why this entire climate change mantra needs transparency, something is very rotten in the United Nations.

Given the climate gate scam, the unreliable Russian data and the thousands of climate experts who seriously question the UN’s findings, why did President Obama Say…

We come here in Copenhagen because climate change poses a grave and growing danger to our people. All of you would not be here unless you — like me — were convinced that this danger is real. This is not fiction, it is science. Unchecked, climate change will pose unacceptable risks to our security, our economies, and our planet. This much we know.

Fistgate?  Think I’m kidding… ah no.  Apparently, the Czar of Safe Schools Kevin Jennings promoted fisting to 14 year-old boys and other behaviors that NO adult should be advocating to children.  Read it all here, here, here and here, I’m letting you go read the details.

Then there are things I ponder…

Do Indiana citizens realize that, according to Governor Daniels if the current Senate health care bill passes, 1 in every 4 Hoosiers will be covered by Medicare?  And do they realize that within a few short years, the federal government transfers the oversight, as well as, the cost to the state?

This struck me as odd… At a recent GOP Christmas party, first one I have ever attended, when speaking with attendees about the numerous letters and calls our household has  made to elected officials, we received blank stares.  The questioning and puzzled looks gave the impression that they do NOT bother with such trivial things; because typically from what I have seen, people who also write the delusional ones in Washington, speak of their frustration with canned responses or the complete lack of a reply .  Which then brings me to wonder if they understand how their silence condones the continual violation by the Congress in their oath of office?  Just ODD…

And an interesting quote I came upon:

Reason is not an automatic condition, those that don’t abide by it can’t be conquered by it.  ~  Ayn Rand

“Victory or Death! “

Posted by courage On December - 17 - 2009

“Victory or Death!”  These were the passwords George Washington and the Army used the night they crossed the icy Delaware river on Christmas night 1776.

While not a fan of Newt Gingrich, he hits the mark in this speech; well worth your time to watch.

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Open Mouth, Insert Foot… Oh Al Gore

Posted by courage On December - 16 - 2009

(Dec. 15) — It is an inconvenient time for Al Gore to be fudging numbers on global climate change.

With the specter of the “Climategate” e-mails hanging ominously over the Copenhagen climate change summit, the former vice president told a crowd there on Monday that one scientist had predicted the polar ice cap would have no summer ice in five to seven years.

“These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr. Maslowski that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years,” Gore told the audience.

But the scientist Gore quoted, Dr. Wieslaw Maslowski of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., told the Times of London that he never said such a thing.

Look at Gore’s words, ever notice how most, if not all climate change talk centers on ambiguous terms?  Nothing is ever defined in terms that  denote certainty.  Rather  words are used to increase anxiety toward some potential conclusion which may have a chance of occurring one in a trillion times.

Guru Al deludes the adoring climate change zombies with syntax, forgoing truth.