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 [...]

Left Blames Tornados on Climate Change and Slams the Americans Dealing with Devastation

Posted by courage On April - 29 - 2011

From Think Oppressive Progressive: “Given that global warming is unequivocal,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth cautioned the American Meteorological Society in January of this year, “the null hypothesis should be that all weather events are affected by global warming rather than the inane statements along the lines of ‘of course we cannot attribute any particular weather [...]

Gangster Politics: Obama Tried to Convince S&P to NOT Issue Credit Warning

Posted by courage On April - 20 - 2011

Instead of honestly dealing with the avalanche of debt threatening to bury the United States, the Obama administration attempts to persuade Standard’s and Poor to not lower credit rating.  Truly the Chicago thuggery way.. From Fox News: Even though the White House has publicly downplayed the credit warning issued Monday from a leading agency, Obama [...]

Obama Cedes Commander-In-Chief to “Others”

Posted by courage On March - 23 - 2011

I am beyond words.  We have NO business bombing Libya.  If some of the Arab nations want the fighting between its nut-job leader Gaddafi and opposition forces to end, how about this,  let them do the dirty deed.  And why are we bombing Libya.. humanitarian reasons they say but that flies in the face of [...]

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Posted by courage On March - 23 - 2011

From Parental Rights: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, often called the CRC or the UNCRC, is an international convention seeking to establish “civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights [for] children.” After ratifying or acceding to it, nations are bound to the CRC by international law. Imagine if your national [...]

Gangster White House

Posted by courage On March - 7 - 2011

During an interview on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Tea Party Caucus leader Michele Bachmann (R-MN) refused to back down from previous (2009) comments characterizing the Obama administration as a “gangster government.” She may have even doubled down. “I don’t take back my statement on gangster government,” she told host David Gregory. “I think that there [...]

From Think Oppressive Progressive:

“Given that global warming is unequivocal,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth cautioned the American Meteorological Society in January of this year, “the null hypothesis should be that all weather events are affected by global warming rather than the inane statements along the lines of ‘of course we cannot attribute any particular weather event to global warming.’”

So one rogue quasi-scientist makes a claim equating the severe weather with climate change and all the left wing lemmings start jumping off the cliff.  Trenberth was one of the lead authors on the UN IPCC Reports which failed to incorporate all analysis and data, skewing the reports conclusion to favor their religious-like mantra of global warming.

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EPA Rules Force Shell Oil to Abandom Oil Drilling

Posted by courage On April - 25 - 2011Comments Off

The question today is how does a government agency stacked with bureaucratic slugs, who have no accountability to the American people, wield the power to prevent a private oil company from drilling?

Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.

No government agency should have the power to enact laws or as they prefer to call them rules which prevent companies from doing business.  Agencies should have the power of oversight to enforce laws created by Congress, not blanket power to essentially shut down a private enterprise from doing business.

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I Am America by Krista Branch

Posted by courage On April - 24 - 2011Comments Off

h/t for the video Dr Kate

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Trump and Eminent Domain.. Liberty Only Goes So Far

Posted by courage On April - 24 - 2011Comments Off

Michelle Malkin:

Too many mega-developers like Trump have achieved success by using and abusing the government’s ability to commandeer private property for purported “public use.” Invoking the Fifth Amendment takings clause, real-estate moguls, parking-garage builders, mall developers, and sports-palace architects have colluded with elected officials to pull off legalized theft in the name of reducing “blight.” Under eminent domain, the definition of “public purpose” has been stretched like Silly Putty to cover everything from roads and bridges to high-end retail stores, baseball stadiums, and casinos.

While casting himself as America’s new constitutional savior, Trump has shown reckless disregard for fundamental private-property rights. In the 1990s, he waged a notorious war on elderly homeowner Vera Coking, who owned a little home in Atlantic City that stood in the way of Trump’s manifest land development. The real-estate mogul was determined to expand his Trump Plaza and build a limousine parking lot — Coking’s private property be damned. The nonprofit Institute for Justice, which successfully saved Coking’s home, explained the confiscatory scheme:

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Donald Trump: Who is He?

Posted by courage On April - 20 - 20112 COMMENTS

Nice Deb has a great write up about Donald Trump, complete with supporting links.  While I find Trump’s leap into the Obama birth certificate issue interesting, Trump is NO friend to liberty minded people.  In the last election cycle Trump donated money to Harry Reid’s campaign as he battled against Sharon Angle.  Anyone who would support Reid financially in his bid for re-election is NO friend to freedom or liberty.

After watching an unknown and  unvetted candidate win the last election, one would think that liberty minded people would be apprehensive of egotistical candidates popping onto the scene.  Check out Nice Deb’s link above and find out about the Donald.. as far as I’m concerned this false patriot is fired.

Will Trump be the stumble that dooms the Tea Party?

Trump, all bluster and bouffant, apotheosizes the dangers of co-option and conspiratorial irrelevance which could make the Tea Party stumble. For all his outsider claims, the New York celebrity has a great deal in common with the worst visions of sleazy cult-of-personality politicians. Writing amidst the Socialist revolution in France in the mid-1800s, Alexis de Tocqueville warned against a creature, a “half ape, half jackal,” who “remained silent while the majority were making up their minds,” and as soon as he judged a decision made, “rushed to place himself at their head, and often went far beyond them.” More than 150 years later, this species still exists.

Gangster Politics: Obama Tried to Convince S&P to NOT Issue Credit Warning

Posted by courage On April - 20 - 2011Comments Off

Instead of honestly dealing with the avalanche of debt threatening to bury the United States, the Obama administration attempts to persuade Standard’s and Poor to not lower credit rating.  Truly the Chicago thuggery way..

From Fox News:

Even though the White House has publicly downplayed the credit warning issued Monday from a leading agency, Obama administration officials were privately trying in recent weeks to convince Standard & Poor’s not to lower its outlook for U.S. debt from “stable” to “negative,” Fox News has confirmed.

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Anne Barnhardt Takes it to Senator Lindsey Graham

Posted by courage On April - 6 - 2011Comments Off

Anyone who heard Senator Graham on Face the Nation had to wonder why “journalist” Bob Schieffer did not follow up and ask Graham IF he was suggesting  free speech be banned in the United States.  Graham seems to suggest that the burning of the Koran in the United States should be banned.

Listen for yourself:

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Personally I was appalled by Graham’s statements but this reply by Anne Barnhardt pretty well sums up my feelings:

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Jackass, indeed!  You go gal, your ovaries are bigger than any peanuts Graham may have.

While a Government Shut Down Looms, Obama Hits the Campaign Trail

Posted by courage On April - 6 - 2011Comments Off

“I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”

Obama’s team may not include the president himself. Despite the impasse in Washington over federal spending, the president as of early Wednesday was scheduled to give two speeches outside of Washington: one on energy in the Philadelphia suburbs, then another Wednesday evening to a group of black political activists in New York.

If the schedule remains intact, it will be the president’s first trip outside the capital since he officially declared Monday he will seek a second term. And while Obama (D) and his aides have repeated said he will not focus on his campaign in the next few months, his schedule may contradict those words.

Obama’s town hall on energy will be held at a wind turbine plant in the town of Fairless Hills in Bucks County, a well-known political bellwether in the Philadelphia area. While the city of Philadelphia overwhelmingly votes Democratic, its suburbs swing between the Democratic and Republican parties, making them crucial for Obama’s 2012 campaign.

The president defeated Sen John McCain (R-Ariz) in Pennsylvania with 55 percent of vote in 2008. But Republicans won the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races there in November, suggesting a dip in enthusiasm for the president’s political party.

In New York City, Obama he won’t be wooing big-money donors, like he did last week. Instead, he will appear at the 20th anniversary of National Action Network, the group run by black activist and Obama backer the Rev. Al Sharpton.

For black voters, it’s not a question of whether they will support Obama, but how many will turn out in 2012. While polls show many other groups who backed the president in 2008 have fallen back in their enthusiasm, around 90 percent of blacks continue to approve of Obama’s performance in most polls. But Democrats say the huge black turnout that helped Obama win in states like Virginia and North Carolina is not a guarantee in 2012,as the motivation of electing the nation’s first black president is now gone.