Archive for February, 2010

Juvenile Robert Gibbs, Is This Leadership?

Posted by courage On February - 9 - 2010
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We have a President who barely can utter a coherent sentence without a teleprompter.  I admit he is a fairly good reader, but that’s it… because even when reading there are words that give him trouble like say “corpsman.”

And of course we have a President who believes there are 57 states.

Gibbs is an embarrassment to the office he holds.  The juvenile antics of this administration just do not stop.  This is indicative of their mentality and the way they view all of us. Have you ever watched Gibbs at a press conference, he quickly moves to smart- ass answers when faced with tough or challenging questions.  It’s a game for him and unbecoming the office of Press Secretary.  I have never in all my years watched a Press Secretary act as if the podium he stands behind is his personal audition for comedy central.

During Obama’s State of the Union speech he stated that he had done a poor job of explaining the health care proposal.  No, Mr. President you explained it quite well.. the American people are not buying.  We want honest reform that helps individuals who currently do not have insurance; to this end there are small non-intrusive legislation the Congress and your administration could advocate for.  But this administration as well as the entire Democratic party seek   to parent the American people, you want to stipulate every aspect of our individual health care choices.  We do NOT want nor need an intrusive government who makes every decision in our lives, that is why the health care legislation has stalled.

As for Gibbs.. it will be a very happy day when this sophomoric and obtuse guy with his creepy smile that most women recognize as someone not to be trusted is shown the door.

Deadline after deadline passes for Iran… they are moving ahead with the production of higher enriched uranium.  Iran claims they need the fuel for a research reactor in Tehran.  Today Iran announced it will be moving forward with the enrichment process starting tomorrow, February 9, 2010.

The world watches as Iran moves closer and closer to having nuclear warhead capability.  As if this is not enough to cause grave concern… from Breitbart:

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran is set to deliver a “punch” that will stun world powers during this week’s 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.”The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman (February 11) in a way that will leave them stunned,” Khamenei, who is also Iran’s commander-in-chief, told a gathering of air force personnel.

Khamenei is not one that usually blows smoke in prepared statements, unlike President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who can best be described as is a nut case and will take advantage of any stage whether speaking at the United Nations or to on Iranian TV to satanize the West. This statement from Khamanei can only be viewed as a threat to the West.

What this means is anyone’s guess.. time will tell.  There is one thing that resonates deep in soul, I do NOT feel safer as an American with a President who continually appeases Islam.

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My administration is now committed to diplomacy (appeasement) that addresses the full range of issues before us and to pursuing constructive ties among the United States, Iran (Mullahs, who control the country) , and the international community (57 Islamic States, because that is who he is talking to). This process will not be advanced by threats (except to American infidels who oppose allah and my administration). We seek engagement (submission to Islam) that is honest and grounded in mutual respect … (parentheses mine)

Honesty to infidels (anyone not Muslim) is impossible for those that follow Islam.  One only needs to do a quick internet search on “Islam and lying to infidels,”  to find how Muslims find it acceptable and almost righteous to lie to anyone outside of their faith.

There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman.  These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam, in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

So what exactly is the Obama doing, there can be no doubt that he knows this fact about Islam.  And how does this appeasement tie in to the news today about enriched uranium and the threat from Khamenei?

Democrat Lt. Govenor Nominee Scott Lee Cohen: Resigns From Race

Posted by courage On February - 8 - 2010

Illinois politics are a strange mix of Capone style authority and party over the will of the people.

Scott Lee Cohen, the pawnbroker whose surprise victory in last week’s Democratic lieutenant governor primary was followed by scandalous revelations about him, quit the race tonight during the half time of the Super Bowl, saying he didn’t want to “put the people of Illinois in jeopardy in any way.”


Cohen’s candidacy was widely perceived as a potential disaster for Gov. Pat Quinn and the rest of the Democratic ticket in the November general election.

When Cohen became a candidate, he disclosed that a 2005 domestic battery charge against him had been dismissed. It was only after his victory Tuesday that the details became known: His girlfriend at the time, a prostitute, had accused him of holding a knife to her throat but had failed to appear in court, leading to charges being dropped.


Yes, Cohen won with 26% of the Democratic vote during the primary.  Was he the best candidate?  No, his past displays of violence should have been made known by the Democratic party prior to the election.  The question which nags in my mind is.. why didn’t the Illinois Democratic party expose this abuser for what he was prior to the primary?  I can only see two potential reasons: 1.) The Illinois Democratic party did not think he had a prayer of winning the primary and hence chose not to inform the voters, or 2.)  The Illinois Democratic party knew that regardless of who won the primary they could maneuver, Chicago-style, their preferred candidate in to the position.

Cohen at first adamantly refused to quit, doing a series of media interviews to present his position that the allegations against him were overblown and that he had been transparent about his background when he first got in the race in early 2009. But he was drowned out by a chorus of Democratic calls for him to quit.


While I find the behavior by Cohen contemptible, the point here is that he was elected by the people of Illinois.  The Illinois Democratic party was  complacent over the abuse accusations.. they helped usher the abuser in to office.  And now they cry foul?  So what’s in it for them?

Steve Brown, a spokesman for Michael Madigan, the Democatic party chairman and Illinois House speaker, said work would begin soon on picking a replacement.

“The speaker is prepeared to work with the members of the (Democratic) State Central Committee, Gov. Quinn and Senate President (John) Cullerton to work on selecting a replacement,” Brown said. “We’ll start with members of the central committee and work on ideas.”

Selection of a replacement to fill the ballot vacancy is the work of the 38-member Democratic State Central Committee, made up of a male and female representative from each of the state’s 19 congressional districts. The state central committee is scheduled to meet March 17, though a meeting could be held sooner.

The state central committee is not bound to select any of the candidates who lost to Cohen in last week’s primary. State Rep. Art Turner of Chicago, a member of Madigan’s House leadership team who was backed by the powerful Southwest Side lawmaker, finished second to Cohen.

Apparently in Illinois, the voice of the people does not matter.  The most obvious replacement would be the number two candidate on the primary ticket, but that is unlikely to occur.  Now the Democratic party is salivating over their chance to hand-pick the running mate of the Democratic Gubernatorial candidate.    As the disgraced indited former Democratic Governor Blagojevich (Blago) stated when talking about filling the President elect Senate’s seat.. “This is f%$#@% golden.”

Interesting and quick quiz that may make you think..

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How Much Do You Know? Current Politics Quiz..

Posted by courage On February - 7 - 2010

h/t to Beth from the Northwest Indiana Patriots forum for this link

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I scored 11 out of 12 correct, better than 96% of the American public.

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How Many Promises Has the President Kept

Posted by courage On February - 5 - 2010
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Whether you voted for the President or not.. words matter.  If you run a campaign on specific claims as to the direction you will lead the country and then fail to adhere to your word.. what does that make you?  And please do not tell me about  the “obstruction” GOP, because the Democrats have controlled Congress for the year.

Tobacco Tax Parity Act of 2010, House Bill H.R. 4439

Posted by courage On February - 4 - 2010

The Tobacco Tax Parity Act of 2010, House Bill H.R. 4439, proposes to raise the tax on pipe tobacco by 775%.

More and more smokers I know have taken to rolling their own.. why, you ask?  Simple, instead of paying $50, $60 or $70+ per carton of smokes (depending on where you are in the country) you can buy loose pipe tobacco and “tubes,” roll your own for about $12.00 a carton .  For those addicted to nictotine this can be a huge savings.  The tax which went in to effect last year on tobacco omitted pipe tobacco from the hefty tax increases, a loophole which smokers looking to save a few dollars quickly found.

Well not so fast says the federal government, who is increasing the deficit by trillions without so much as a blink.  They are looking to close this loophole.

Overwhelmingly low and middle class income earners are the preponderance of smokers.  So much for not raising taxes on those on the lowest rung of the economic ladder.  Oh but they do this to encourage you not to smoke.. you poor peons, don’t you know how bad smoking is for you?  Enter parent government, if they can’t make you see the sense in quitting… they will tax you to the point where you have to decide between that smoke and putting food on the table.  When will the government quit placing backdoor taxes on the American people?  If they are looking to parent us, I have a suggestion… lets start taxing alcohol at the 775% rate.

One in 25 deaths around the world is caused by alcohol consumption, and booze is now as damaging to global health as tobacco was a decade ago, according to a new study in the British medical journal the Lancet.

How would you feel about that?  It’s time for Government to quit attempting to be the omnipotent parent to every American, get your taxes and laws off our body.  Write your Representative and let them know, if this bill comes out of committee, they should vote NO.

While drafting the budget last year, Congress froze its annual cost of living increase for 2010 but will – by law – receive it in 2011 and every year after, unless Congress votes to stop the increase each year or to stop the automatic increases permanently.

American families are losing their jobs, their homes and increasingly their hope for a brighter future.  Seniors on Social Security did not get a cost of living adjustment this year.  Congress suggests that, for instance, teachers pay should be tied directly to performance, yet holds themselves to a different standard.

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