Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." So said White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in November, and Democrats in Congress are certainly taking advantage of our fears in their attempt to speedily pass their Socialist agenda. Part of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals is to precipitate crisis.
One item which was part of the so-called "Stimulus Package" currently working its way through Congress was $4.19 Billion to go to "Neighborhood Stimulus Programs" such as ACORN, thus fulfilling Obama's pledge to include his old employer and it's teachings for rebellion in his plans for America. Acorn is under investigation in multiple states for voter-fraud, and is well known for its community organizing, during which a stated tactic is to "get in their faces" to intimidate organizations into doing their bidding. This is not job-stimulating. Rather, it is voter-getting, democrat-loyalty producing welfare. And all their efforts in Chicago have failed to improve the education in those schools. Due to this item seeing the light of day, it has been removed from the package.. I will be writing an article futher describing Michelle Obama's dealings with the teachings of Saul Alinsky.

Another part of the package is $400,000,000 for new modeling programs for global warming, in spite of the fact that NOAH announced last week that our globe will now warm for 1000 years in spite of any steps we take to curtail it. Perhaps we should instead be spending money preparing for the inevitable and much more disastrous results of global cooling. Or, we could simply realize that Earth was here well before man, and the cooling and warming of Earth is cyclical (about every 15,000 years) and much too powerful for our intervention to change it. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, "We won the election. We wrote the bill." So they did. Republicans should let them take all of the credit - and perhaps all of the blame.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has posted an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for saying last week that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail. What Rush actually said was that he hopes the President's non-stimulus Stimulus Package fails because it will make our problems worse.

E.J. Dionne of the Washington post wrote last week an important column, writing that "President Obama intends to use conservative values for progressive ends. He will cast extreme individualism as an infantile approach to politics that must be supplanted by a more adult sense of personal and collective responsibility. And in trying to do all these things, he will confuse a lot of people". Most sickeningly, Obama openly jettisoned his constitutional role as the caretaker for America’s national interest. Instead, Obama posed himself as an honest broker between America and the Muslim world. “(T)he United States has a stake in the well-being of the Muslim world, that the language we use has to be a language of respect,” he said. “I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries.” Obama didn’t stop there. He stated that his job is to speak for the Muslim world, defending them from Americans’ negative perceptions: “And my job is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives.” No, Mr. President. Your job is not to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world harbors us no ill will. That is their job. The Muslim world must demonstrate with its words and actions that they do not wish America replaced with an Islamic state. They must demonstrate that they do not support terrorism against America and our allies. Your job is to protect and defend the United States of America. That is your sworn duty. And you abrogate your sworn duty every time you go on Arab television stations and apologize for America’s foreign policy. You abrogate your sworn duty every time you force American allies to negotiate with terrorists. You abrocate your duty every time you pledge to protect the interests “not just of the United States, but also ordinary people who right now are suffering from poverty and a lack of opportunity” -- the same ordinary people who elect Hamas, prop up the Ayatollahs, supported the Taliban, recruit for al-Qaida, and live off of the beneficence of Hezbollah. Not all Muslims are “extraordinary people,” and the interests of suffering Muslims do not always align with American interests.

Only after New York Times called for Tom Daschle to withdraw his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services because of his failure to pay over $128,000 in income taxes, did he do so. He has become another tax cheat chosen by Obama who has failed the stated ethics code of Obama. What makes this almost funny is this quote from Daschle in 1998: "Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter." Another Obama pick bites the dust as a tax cheat. He closely follows Nancy Killefer, former Treasury official, who was chosen to be Obama's Chief Performance Officer. She is a small tax cheat, only owing about $900 in unemployment compensation for the two nannies for her two teenage children. Perhaps she has more ethics, or shame, than the others. These tax cheats in the upper eschelons of government bring to mind the quote by Leona Helmsley: "Only the little people pay taxes." This list would not be complete without revisiting Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, Thomas Geithner, who owed $34,000 in taxes. He has been quoted as saying that our current tax code is all way too complicated! This is just the man to be put in charge of our IRS, don't you think? Perhaps we can count on him to simplify our tax code.....

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Long List of Important News Items and Quotes..

President Obama on Monday made it much more difficult for American auto makers to hold onto their companies. He plans to give all states a waiver from their requirement of following national emission standards. Therefore, California will become the first of possibly 18 states who will set their very own emission standards - which will require Detroit auto makers to produce cars that meet those requirements, without federal mandates.

President Obama to Republican Representative Eric Cantor, discussing his conservative ideas on the Stimulus Package: "I won! I will trump you on that!" So much for the new era of bipartisanship. He is discounting the views of some 58 million voters.. who are also the Americans for whom he has pledged to work, not rule.

Obama's Inaugural words: "All are equal, all are free" Yes, indeed we are all free. However we are NOT all equal and it is not the work of government to make it so! It is the work of government to give each American the OPPORTUNITY to be equal. Those who avail themselves of their government provided education and remain part of a two parent family, who will work two jobs when needed, avoid drugs and illegal activites, for instance, will become more successful than those who don't.

Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) noticed something disturbing in the 'stimulus' package--A little section that read 'and $600 million to prepare America for Universal Health Care.' "Wow, $600 million just to prepare for it? Sounds like it's going to be cheap. No seriously, socialism is going to be so much fun when it's fully in place in America", says Glenn Beck.

Some of President Obama's inherited cast of characters include Charlie Wrangle, (Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which writes our US tax code) yet another Democrat tax cheat who has broken laws in DC and in NYC by having more than one rent-controlled unit in NYC without living in them both, and for claiming a Homestead Exemption on his DC digs when it is not his primary residence. On top of that he has failed to pay income taxes on an offshore vacation home which has garnered him about $75,000 in rent. It also includes Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, who unethically received special treatment by Countrywide Financial on his mortgage, of all things! Does it ever stop? And is there no shame?

President Obama is the first President in 54 years and 14 presidents to not attend the Heroes Inaugural Ball, honoring this year 48 medal winners from our military....

Barack Obama has warned the elected Republicans that "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." Thus, he becomes the first President since Nixon to have an "enemies list". I guess even before he tries to outlaw free speech with the so-called "Fairness Doctrine", he is picking out a private citizen to admonish. Do you recall when in the autumn of 2007 Senator Harry Reid read, from the well of the Senate, a condemnation of Rush Limbaugh that was full of lies and totally misrepresented the truth, calling him unpatriotic and against our military? This letter was signed by 40 Senators! This couldn't have been further from the truth. Rush sold this letter on EBay for over $2,ooo,ooo to a Foundation which wants to remind us forever of a govenment who is actively trying to abridge our right to free speech, and he matched the amount, to be given to the Children of Fallen Marines and Law Enforcement Officers. This was truly appalling behavior from our government. It was akin to the governments of China and Russia, trying to bring down a private citizen for his "free" speech. It is right out of Saul Alinsky's playbook for rebellion, on which Barack Obama was carefully schooled during his days at Chicago's ACORN: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it" We must keep our eyes on Obama's plan to pass the "Fairness Doctrine" for it is the opposite of fair, and is intended to stifle free speech from conservatives only.

During hearings in May of 2008, Maxine Waters of the House of Representatives said to a Shell Oil exec. that if the price for gasoline goes up (in spite of being allowed to drill for oil in as yet approved US sites): "And guess what this liberal will be all about - socializing, uh, would be about, uh, basically taking over and the government running all of your companies." I presume that she is another liberal who believes the goverment can run industries better than can American companies.
Welcome to socialism as part of our liberal government.......

Barack Obama has reversed the Bush administration's refusal to have the United States pay for abortions across the world. Catholic archbishop Fisichela called Barack Obama arrogant, adding, "what is important is to know how to listen without locking oneself into ideological visions of someone who, having the power, thinks he can decide on life and death". Now along comes Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who says that millions of dollars of the stimulus package should go towards abortion funds, for "birth control will help the economy". "Less energy will be used" when their are fewer people, and "fewer people will be getting benefits". She said, "We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in the economy". This an attitude which should remind us of the government of China, who dictates that Chinese families may only have ONE child each due to the burden that those citizens create. This is a new low in family planning - to aid the government! When will we be asked to stop procreating in order to help our government? Think how this will also decrease global warming, for fewer people will be exhaling carbon dioxide..... It seems possible, however, that our President is poised to deny this thinking and spending. We'll see.

Obama's new Climate Change Envoy is Todd Stern, a Clinton Senior Whitehouse negotiator in the Kyoto Climate Change talks. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center For American Progress (liberal) think tank. All this while the issue of climate change has not conclusively been proven to be manmade, and it ranks at the bottom of most citizen's lists of important problems......

Rush Limbaugh's Bipartisan Stimulus Plan: Since 53% of Americans voted for Obama and 46% voted for McCain, perhaps the answer would be to put 53% of the Stimulus Plan toward the Democrat plans, and 43% would be put to conservative plans of lower taxes. We will see which plan works best. In the Kennedy, Reagan and Bush 43 administrations, tax cuts, even for the wealthy (who actually create jobs and spend money), produced greatly higher revenues to the federal government!


NOTICE: My blog for Jan. 27, 2009 was somehow posted AFTER the post before it, so please scroll down to find the news items it contains! Thanks!