Archive for June, 2011

Flashback 2009: Corp Tax Breaks for Jets

Posted by courage On June - 30 - 2011

Truth is a strange thing.  Need I remind anyone who controlled Congress and signed into law the Stimulus package?

From the Washington Examiner:

During President Obama’s press conference today, he scolded Republicans for demanding tax cuts for corporate jets.

From the Associated Press in 2009:

Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes.

The incentive — first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks — sharply reduces the up front tax bill for companies who buy assets like business planes.

Ace of Spades has an appropriated titled post “Obama’s Absolutely Unbelievable Press Conference” to read a further breakdown on the political posturing of Obama during his press conference.

Representative Allen West on National Security

Posted by courage On June - 29 - 2011

Retired Lt. Col. Allen West hits it out of the ballpark talking about the Mideast and north Africa.  Many in this country do not understand the threat Islam is to our security and in essence our liberty.  This speech by Representative West is a primer and should be watched by any who value the Constitution and our security.  Rep. West speaks about the War Powers Act and how currently we find ourselves in a “Constitutional crisis” with a President who is disregarding the law of the land.

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What Democracy Looks Like in Egypt

Posted by courage On June - 26 - 2011

From the start of this so called sweep of democracy in the Mideast, I have warned any who thought it was great that the definition we generally use for democracy isn’t the same as the one Muslims use.  Make no mistake, freedom to Muslims means adherence to Sharia  (Muslim law.)  Those not willing to give it up for allah will met  with violence.

Think me harsh?  I dare you to start reading, educate yourself on how Islam is not merely a religion but a comprehensive socio-economic and political system which believers take to be ordained by allah.  Calling Islam a “religion of peace” is like calling pig a cow.

(AINA) — A mob of nearly 200 Muslims torched eight Christian homes on Saturday morning in the Upper Egyptian village of Awlad Khalaf. The attack was initiated by a rumor that a house which is being built by Wahib Halim Attia will be turned into a church. Two Christians and one Muslim were injured, no fatalities were reported.

Or  as a prominent cleric states  conduct jihad raids and sell the women and children you capture for profit.

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Bachmann on Marriage

Posted by courage On June - 26 - 2011

Okay here we go.. first allow me to say, I like Representative Michele Bachmann.  Continually I have seen her stand against big government and a return to Constitutional reasoning.  All of which fly in face of her most recent policy position on suggesting a Constitutional amendment which defines marriage as being between a man and woman.  I can’t help but wonder who slipped her socialist Kool-Aid when she wasn’t looking?  Socialist in the sense that her beliefs supersede common sense and  a purist recognition as to what the fundamental concepts of the Constitution are about.

What exactly is the Constitution for?  Well, if you’re Barack Obama it’s chuck full of negative liberties, a.k.a rights granted the America people through our humanity by God.  Which according to the Obama world prevent him from creating the socialist Utopia which in theory may sound all comfy cozy but in the reality hasn’t worked ANYWHERE in the world.  That’s is why he believes it to be  negative.

Now enter Michele Bachmann, given her recent stated policy position, she must believe the Constitution is for constructing society according to her religious beliefs.  Sure she tries to wiggle around it by stating:

…it’s also up to the states to decide whether they permit same-sex marriage.

What Constitutional authority does the federal government have in defining marriage?  Wait Bachmann answers that with..

After all, the family is the fundamental unit of government.

How is the family a fundamental unit of government?  Seriously, isn’t that what aspects of the Tea Party are rallying against; intrusive government in to the very intimate fabrics of our lives?  If Bachmann believes the family and government are intimately tied together then how can she  rationalize her belief  that Obamacare should be repealed?   I mean come on, a healthy family and all should also benefit the government?  Just how exactly are the family and government tied together?  Outside of the abuse of children in the family unit, the government should have NO say as to what the family does.

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The Truth Comes From Unexpected Sources

Posted by courage On June - 25 - 2011

John Conyers, an entrenched Congressman of 47 years from Michigan doesn’t understand why the newly elected Representatives in the House would <gasp> remain committed to pledges they give their constituents.

“This is the first time that I can remember being confronted by members
of the Congress, my colleagues, who say, ‘I don’t care if I get
reelected or not, I want to cut the budget by $100 billion or
whatever,’” said a bewildered Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who was first
elected to Congress in 1964. “I’ve never seen that kind of a member
before. … It’s a dangerous point of view from my perspective.”

What Conyers forgets or perhaps has never understood, words spoken to others have meaning.  When someone makes promises to individuals or constituents you are bond by your honor to uphold those pledges.
Of course  individual’ like Conyers, who have drank long from the straw of Congressional power, forget that WE-THE-PEOPLE  control government not the other way around.  They are elected to serve to represent us.. period.
Perhaps honor or if you prefer integrity is lost on some members of Congress?