Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Response to State of the Union



Two years ago, when Barack Obama became our President, unemployment was 7.8 percent and our national debt stood at what seemed like a staggering $10.6 trillion dollars. We wondered whether the President would cut spending, reduce the deficit and implement real job-creating policies.

Unfortunately, the President’s strategy for recovery was to spend a trillion dollars on a failed stimulus program, fueled by borrowed money. The White House promised us that all the spending would keep unemployment under 8 percent. Not only did that plan fail to deliver, but within three months the national jobless rate spiked to 9.4 percent. And sadly, it hasn’t been lower for 20 straight months. While the government grew, we lost more than 2 million jobs.

Here are unemployment rates over the past ten years. In October 2001, our national unemployment rate was at 5.3 percent. In 2008 it was at 6.6 percent. But, just eight months after President Obama promised lower unemployment, that rate spiked to a staggering 10.1 percent. Today, unemployment is at 9.4 percent with about 400,000 new claims every week.

After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the $410 billion spending bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don’t have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country.

Deficits were unacceptably high under President Bush, but they exploded under President Obama’s direction, growing the national debt by an astounding $3.1 trillion-dollars.

What did we buy?

Instead of a leaner, smarter government, we bought a bureaucracy that tells us which light bulbs to buy, and which will put 16,500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama’s healthcare bill. ObamaCare mandates and penalties will force many job creators to stop offering health insurance altogether, unless yours is one of the more-than-222 privileged companies or unions that has received a government waiver.

In the end, unless we fully repeal ObamaCare, a nation that currently enjoys the world’s best healthcare may be forced to rely on government-run coverage that will have a devastating impact on our national debt for generations to come.

For two years President Obama made promises just like the ones we heard him make tonight. Yet still we have high unemployment, devalued housing prices and the cost of gasoline is skyrocketing. Here are a few suggestions for fixing our economy:

  • The President could stop the EPA from imposing a job-destroying cap-and-trade system.
  • The President could support a Balanced Budget Amendment.
  • The President could agree to an energy policy that increases American energy production and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.
  • The President could also turn back some of the 132 regulations put in place in the last two years, many of which will cost our economy $100 million or more.
  • The President should repeal ObamaCare and support free market solutions like medical malpractice reform and allow all Americans to buy any healthcare policy they like anywhere in the United States.

We need to start making things again in this country, and we can do that by reducing the tax and regulatory burdens on job creators. America will have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Look no further to see why jobs are moving overseas.

But, thanks to you, there’s reason to hope that real spending cuts are coming. Last November you went to the polls and voted out big-spending politicians and you put in their place men and women with a commitment to follow the Constitution and cut the size of government. I believe that we are in the early days of a history-making turn. Please know how important your calls, visits, and letters are to the maintenance of our liberties. Because of you, Congress responded and we are starting to undo the damage that’s been done.

We believe in lower taxes, a limited view of government and the exceptionalism of America. And I believe America is the indispensible nation.

Just the creation of this nation was a miracle. Who’s to say that we can’t see a miracle again? The perilous battle that was fought in the pacific, at Iwo Jima, was a battle against all odds, and yet the image of the young G.I.s in the incursion against the Japanese immortalizes their victory. These six young men raising the flag came to symbolize all of America coming together to beat back a totalitarian aggressor.

Our current debt crisis we face today is different, but we still need all of us to pull together. We can do this. And that’s the hope we hold tonight as Americans. We will push forward to reclaim the greatness of our country and to proclaim the liberty upon which we were founded. And we will do so because we the people will never give up on this great nation.

Just in case you missed Paul Ryan last night...

Paul Ryan - Republican Address to the Nation

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Congressman Tom Price: Let's Repeal ObamaCare

Last week the House of Representatives voted with bipartisan support to repeal ObamaCare. As it stands, ObamaCare is a threat to quality, affordable health care in America, and it is undermining the ability of physicians to provide the level of care their patients need. We must fully repeal this massive government takeover and replace it with reforms that protect the rights of patients, families, and their doctors.

In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he will not schedule a vote to repeal ObamaCare even after a majority of members in the House voted to do just that. I urge you to call Leader Reid and explain that failure to act on a repeal vote ignores the will of the American people. He should allow Senators to vote on repealing a law that expands the reach of the government to unprecedented levels while undermining individual freedoms.

To contact Majority Leader Reid's office, call (202) 224-3542.

Thank you for your support in our efforts to uphold the results of November’s elections.

Yours truly,
Congressman Tom Price, M.D., Chairman
Republican Policy Committee

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Radical Leftist Punk Band Inspired Accused Gunman

Lyrics: 'Difference from Nazis is someone tried to stop them'

Loughner, 22, is in custody accused of opening fire into a crowd in Tucson, Ariz., killing six and critically wounding Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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Almost immediately after the news of the shooting broke, Caitie Parker self identified on Twitter that she had gone to school and been in a band with Loughner:

Link: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=249741

Then, in responding to "anderosa," Parker made clear that Loughner "was a pot head & into rock like Hendrix, The Doors, Anti-Flag:"

Link: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=249741

"Anderosa" is the Twitter username for Anthony DeRosa, an employee of Reuters Media, who has had a history of tweeting continuing attacks on Fox News and Fox News talk show hosts Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly, as well as a wide range of conservative media and political figures.

In responding to a variety of twitter posters, Parker identified being a band member with Loughner in "an alternative band":

Here is the old photograph of Loughner that Parker found from her high school yearbook:

Link: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=249741

Publishing Parker's tweets, James King of the Phoenix New Times confirmed that Parker and Loughner went to school together at Mountain View High School in Tucson and that both attended Pima Community College.

Anti-Flag echoed Loughner's themes, posted in his YouTube channel, of mind control and antipathy to the U.S. flag in "Red, White and Brainwashed," a theme to the group's 1996 album entitled "Die for the Government."

The lyrics:

They use the flag to control us
Brainwash us to be their patrotic slaves
Programs our minds by controlling what we learn
The only difference from the nazis is that
Someone tried to stop them
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
The government says they're working for us
Just as long as we increase their pay
But the minute they get into office we're a has-been
A yesterday
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
The red stands for the blood of all the people
We've slain
The white for this racist, bigoted foundation
The blue for your aryan eyes - all empty
Empty because you're taught to bow down to the man
Fly that flag, that flag of freedom
Do what you can for your country
Go and fight their wars for them
They're not following in our footsteps,
KILL THEM!
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
They call that being a patriot
I just call it ignorant
If you don't fight to make things better
Then you're the one betraying the country
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED
RED WHITE AND BRAINWASHED

Anti-Flag's song "Free Nation?" from their 1999 album entitled "A New Kind of Army," echoed themes that should be familiar to anti-war protesters with a radical political consciousness that traces back to the 1960s.

Here are the lyrics to "Free Nation?"

State official talks of freedom
THEY-TALK!
In this country that we live in
THEY-TALK!
Free to be harassed and be beaten by the pigs
YOUR RIGHTS? NO RIGHTS!
Till you're f------ broken, crippled, or until you're f------ DEAD!

YEAH!

They pass laws unfair to gays
THEIR-WORK
And separatist laws to keep the non-whites in their place
THEIR-WORK
Family values as a smoke screen blowing in your face
THEIR TRUTH? NO TRUTH!
Family values isn't something that shouldn't be based on hate

Based on hate...

Justice presides over them, late into the night,
A blind fold covering their eyes, but something isn't right...
Under their arms, there are shackles on her legs
And the hands that once held up her scales are bound,
Are bound in chains!
Bound in chains...

And behind their closed door, they conspire through the night
MORE WORK? SICK WORK!
And they won't stop until this nation is all straight and all white!

NO!!

They call it a free nation... but all it is, is A NAZI NATION!!!

The song "Free Nation?" was evidently so popular that Anti-Flag included it again, in their 2002 album entitled "Mobilize."

Or, perhaps Loughner drew inspiration from a song entitled "We Are the One" on their 2009 album "The People or the Gun," a song that appears to have borrowed from a theme developed in the "Matrix" movie trilogy, a theme Barack Obama wove into his 2008 presidential campaign.

Here are the lyrics from "We Are the One":

It's time to make a move,
Change the times or they'll change you.
False promises of more.
Check that s--- at the door.
We're the ones we've been waiting for.
We are the one...Unified under none.
We are the one...The one to carry on.
Warfare is everywhere.
Poisoned land, water, air.
This routine is long old.
It's time to break that mold.
We'll break it up, then we'll break out.
Withstand the change.
Tear it down rebuild again.
Evolve with vision.
This year's eve, we will breathe fury.
I will scale the city walls.

Reviewers typically describe Anti-Flag as violent punk rock anti-government political music that derives its rhetoric from the radical left.

In an interview with Punxrukus.blogspot.com, Justin Cathal Geever, who goes by the stage name Justin Sane, Anti-Flag's guitarist and lead singer/songwriter, summed up the theme behind Anti-Flag as follows: "The idea behind Anti-Flag is to bring down the false barriers that are put in place by people in power around the world. We think that Patriotism and Nationalism - they're imaginary boundaries that are being set up by the people in power that divide the masses. We want to break down those barriers and bring people together. Instead of having different flags around the world, to have people united under one flag."


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By Jerome R. Corsi
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jerome R. Corsi received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science in 1972. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling books THE OBAMA NATION: LEFTIST POLITICS AND THE CULT OF PERSONALITY and the co-author of UNFIT FOR COMMAND: SWIFT BOAT VETERANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST JOHN KERRY. He is also the author of AMERICA FOR SALE, THE LATE GREAT U.S.A., and WHY ISRAEL CAN'T WAIT. Currently, Dr. Corsi is a Senior Managing Director in the Financial Services Group at Gilford Securities as well as a senior staff writer for WorldNetDaily.com.


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Monday, January 10, 2011

More on Sheriff Duprik

Sheriff Who Suggested Talk Shows May Have Incited Attack Was Asked by Fellow Democrats to Apologize for 'Inflammatory' Remarks on Immigration; Blamed Local Violence on Policymakers Who Stopped Institutionalizing Mentally Ill
(CNSNews.com) – Arizona’s Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who on Saturday suggested radio and television talk shows were somehow responsible for inciting a man who may be mentally disturbed to kill six people and wound 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), once blamed policymakers for violence in his county because they had stopped institutionalizing mentally ill people...

Clyburn thinks he's 'speeecial'...

Here's a quote Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) made Sunday on Fox News: “We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,” he said. “Well, the fact of the matter is, we are held to a higher standard in so many other areas, and I think we need to take a hard look at exactly how the TSA interact with members of Congress.”

Doggone those TSA types thinking that Clyburn and other congresspeople aren't special. What is it with those jerks, huh?

Years back when I first started in management I had someone give me a tip. They said that at the point that anyone thought they were indispensable they became dispensable. I'd modify that statement a little to say that at the point any of our elected officials begin to think they're special, set apart, better than those they serve, then they need to be dispensed with. And no, I don't mean in any way other than via the ballot box. It's time for them to go home.

Clyburn is really stretching the Rahm axiom not to waste any crisis past the point of credulousness. He said the above in response to questions about the sad, horrific shooting in Arizona. It's bad enough that they're turning this horrible mass killing by a bent individual into political hay. Clyburn goes over into the rhealm of ridiculousness trying to tie the fact that some, and I bet it's only a few, congresspeople happen to get patted down by security. Just like the rest of us.

Ya think that all the TSA folks know who all their elected officials are? Can you imagine the indignation Clyburn must show when someone doesn't recognize him? I gather he must have been chosen for the indecent pat down and just didn't like it.

Who knows?

His comments just show how far removed from reality our elected officials have become.

If, as Clyburn says, they're held to a higher standard in so many ways, why do we have so many tax evaders, ethics problems and other issues among our body of Congress? How do they manage to slide on all these things that would have you or I sitting in jail or giving up our assets? I'd like for him to list the ways they're held to a higher standard. If I had an affair with a subordinate, I'd lose my job. Not so in Congress. If I didn't pay my taxes I'd face serious consequences. Not so in Congress.

I never, ever want to see an elite ruling class in Washington. I want them treated just like I'm treated. When we get away from having 'real' people in elected office then we've lost everything that America stands for.

House Dem calls for 'beefed up' security, special treatment for members by TSA
By Sean J. Miller - 01/09/11 10:27 AM ET A top House Democrat said the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) should change how members of Congress are screened at airports.
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/136849-house-dem-calls-for-beefed-up-security-special-treatment-by-tsa

Monday, January 3, 2011

Obama reading Ronald Reagan's Biography

Saw a few stories on this one... and some more saying Obama's job approval was down. We all know why he's reading about Ronald Reagan, he is studying his actions. I bet he is watching old tapes of Reagan speaking, too. Obama is going to try to act like he's more conservative, sort of, on the surface. If it ain't in the heart it won't work, but he is a good actor. It'll be more 'hope and change' type rhetoric without substance.

He's already moving to do more damage behind the scenes, bypassing Congress completely. We've lamented before that even Democrats should be having problems with the way he goes around them to enact changes via the EPA or wherever. But nope, they are lemmings. Wimpy lemmings, yes they are. (Yes, I've been reading Cat in the Hat and other Seuss books, yes I have).

Now Obama is studying Ronald Reagan.

Obama's actions scare me in general as I firmly believe he's systematically killing the best of what makes our America wonderful. The fact that he's reading Reagan takes my anxiety level  up a notch. He's escalating his game. He is going to do whatever he needs to do to get re-elected, even if it means trying to channel Reagan's persona. Not Reagan's heart, not his beliefs, just the outside shell in an attempt to fool even more Americans.

It's great, I hope, that Republicans now have the power to thwart more of Obama's actions. But if someone isn't acting like an extremely vigilant watchdog they're going to serve as cover. We and the press will be distracted by fights in Congress while behind closed doors Obama and crew make a change here, a change there, all building to ultimately get whatever it is he wants.

We're out here, far away from the inner workings of Washington. We depend on the press, on insiders, on those who scour every action and zap it out via Twitter, Facebook, newsletter or blog. (I love the Heritage Foundation, best watchdog we have on 'our' side.)

I think that Obama truly has a multi-pronged plan in the works. He's going to Reaganize and Clintonize himself up a bit more. He's going to take his show on the road more. He's going to get more devious. He's going to play a public game of giving token submission to some Republican actions, fight them in the arena of public opinion via the press and other means, mouth the words those who vote on whims like to hear... to distract, to paint an image.

If we're not careful, even more aware, we're going to wake up in a few years and find we've lost the best of what makes this the greatest free country in history.

Then again, maybe if Obama reads enough about Reagan and watches enough of his speeches, he'll have a conservative conversion. Hey, I can hope and dream, right? Wow, that'd be interesting. If he did have a conversion, picked up some true conservative values, would any of us be able to believe it? What would it take to convince you he'd really, truly changed? Hmmm....