Outrage Over The Scanners, Where Are The Progressives? Pelosi Now At The Top...Of The Bottom And MoveOn Gets Restless And Starts Moving

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's a long title I know but there's several topics I need to address with this one. Let's start with the re-election of Nancy Pelosi to lead the Democrats in the House of Representatives as minority leader. After that I'll get to the scanners and conclude with the latest from MoveOn.org as all 3 issues are very telling about the mood of the Progressive left, (formerly known as Democrats).

I for one am thrilled about Nancy Pelosi's victory to lead the Democrats. With this vote the Democrats have shown that they couldn't care less about the will of the majority of Americans as their agenda, (Socialism in America), is more important than that pesky old will of the people thing. This shows me that the left is basically betting all or nothing on their vision of what America should be to them. The Democrats who actually stood against Pelosi to lead the party should be commended to a point but let's look at the results.

Here we have one of the most out of touch radicals in the history of the congress trying to lead one of the 2 major political parties in this country and the vote wasn't even close 150 - 43. That means that more than 3 times the amount of Democrats in the house voted for her to lead as opposed to those who didn't. That should be very telling about where most of the Democrats stand as to the will of the majority of Americans.

They've been planning this, don't think for a second that President Obama didn't know he was going to lose at least the house. After all, that's why a majority of the bills the Democratic Congress voted on weren't even read, they knew the goal, damn the consequences. They weren't about to let a Republican majority stop Obama. The next 2 years will be very telling.

Now on to the scanners and I'll be brief about this one because we've all seen the outrage from everyday passengers over the scanners and invasive searches. I don't need to tell you about the anger for obvious reasons but I do wonder something and you should think of this as well.

Remember the wiretapping of suspected terrorists that President Bush did? The left went nuts over that program. Meanwhile they are practically fondling and taking nude pictures of travellers at the airports.

Also, just to add insult to injury, they are considering exempting Muslims. Now, all of a sudden it's about security. Liberal hypocrisy at it's best, if Bush was pushing for the scanners the way the Obama administration is there would be Bush protests in the streets. Yet with Obama it's about security and best for the majority of travellers.

"every dictator who ever lived justified the enslavement of his people based on the theory of what was best for the majority" - Ronald Reagan

Now let's look at the latest from MoveOn.org and how it relates. Obama's running out of time and losing the support of the American people. The latest problem MoveOn.org has with the president is over taxes. Despite all the rhetoric about how evil those damn tax cuts President Bush passed for some reason a lot of Democrats are all of a sudden scared to let them expire. Now MoveOn.org is trying to keep Obama on track with the progressive agenda:

Dear MoveOn member,

Remember Barack Obama in 2008? The guy who refused to go along with a "dumb war" and said, "In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."

I miss that guy. Imagine if someone told you in 2008 that Barack Obama was actually thinking about signing legislation to extend the Bush tax giveaways for the rich.1 I wouldn't have believed it.

Now more than ever, we need the Barack Obama we elected in 2008—the smart, tough, hopeful progressive champion who inspired millions of us—to stand up and say "no" to a millionaire bailout.

Right now, with the change we all fought for hanging in the balance, President Obama needs to hear from those of us who supported him the most.

So we're asking MoveOn members nationwide to record a video message from the heart to tell President Obama to go to the mat to stop any extension of the millionaire tax giveaways—and to bring back the progressive fighter we all knew and supported in 2008.

Can you record and share a video message to President Obama today? Click here to get started:


A personal appeal from so many of us who worked hard to elect President Obama will send a strong message. And to make sure the White House and millions of Americans hear it, we'll take the best videos and turn them into an ad that we'll air on national television.

Can you share a video message today? Just click here to get started:


Thanks for all you do.

–Nita, Marika, Duncan, Steven, and the rest of the team

We'll see what happens. I doubt that President Obama's going to listen to those who favor lower taxes and keeping them low and predictable in order to promote economic growth. The only growth he's seemed to favor since taking office is government growth. Now, who do you expect him to listen to, MoveOn.org or the Republicans, (and several Democrats astoundingly enough), who favor keeping taxes low in order to promote economic growth?

My bet's are on MoveOn.org because there's one thing President Obama has proven several times since taking office. The will of the majority of Americans isn't as important to him as the progressive agenda. We'll find out what he plans over the next 2 years and I suspect that it isn't going to be pretty. The President and the Republican majority in the house are at opposite ends of the spectrum on many issues.

Despite all this talk about working together I suspect both sides will come out swinging. The most unfortunate part of all this is that it's everyday Americans who will suffer the most from what is being done to our country. The politicians will work hard to protect the one class that they usually prove to care for the most....themselves.


Stay Focused, Or This Lame Duck's DREAM Could Become Your Nightmare

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This is a very dangerous time for our country. No, I'm not talking about the war on terror, I'm talking about the "lame duck" session of Congress that begins on Monday.

One of this Pelosi Congress' biggest problems was a refusal, (not an inability, a refusal), to listen to the will of a majority of the people:

A majority of Americans didn't support Obamacare....it didn't matter to this Congress so it passed anyway.

Most Americans didn't support the stimulus, (Bush's or Obama's), it passed, (and failed), anyway.

Most Americans didn't support earmarks, often referred to as "pork" spending. The stimulus packages and the $410 Billion "Omnibus" bill passed with it had thousands of earmarks costing billions of dollars.

Here's what bothers me about the next 2 months. I fear that with the election victory and the looming holidays, I know it's a little late but happy Veterans day and thank you to all of our Veterans who've served and who are serving, too many of us may get lazy and stay uninformed as we go into holiday mode.

That provides a dangerous window of opportunity for this largely outgoing Congress. Think of what they were willing to pass when they still had a near election coming to pass? All of those same congressman are still congressman until January. They could still pass bills this month and next whether you like it or not, and you won't.

They've already talked about the DREAM Act, (that's bleeding heart progressive talk for amnesty for illegal immigrants). They know most Americans don't support it but what do they care, you've already voted many of them out so what do they have to lose?

Think about that for a minute. It creates millions of new voters for the Liberals who will need all the help they can get in 2012. Do you think they care more about your opinion, or the chance to get a lock on millions of new voters next election? The only chance there is to stop this "lame duck" may be the Democrats that have to think about saving their own asses in 2012. We'll soon see just how important this progressive agenda truly is to them. Many of them proved some of these things were worth committing political suicide, we're about to see how many of those left are willing to do the same.

Cap and trade could pose a similar problem but it appears that for now we may be safe but only if we stay vigilant. You never know what a panicky lame duck congress may try to do. There's also what I'll call "the hissy fit factor". Many of those who've lost may just have one last big middle finger for the will of the voters since they are angry over losing their elections. It's like a kid throwing a hissy fit because they couldn't have their way. It's something worth watching for.

Then there's one last part of this and it doesn't come into play until next year. If Obama knows anything of history he had to anticipate some pretty heavy losses in the first midterm election of his presidency. Most presidents historically lose seats in the midterms though there have been a few exceptions, (George Bush's 2002 midterms for example, but 9-11 played a major role in that one). I'm sure that was in the back of President Obama's mind as the debates of his first 2 years were playing out.

That makes me worry about something. It's no secret that most of Congress didn't read many of the things they were passing. To most of us everyday folks that never made any sense because most of us wouldn't sign onto something we knew nothing about. Congress of course is nothing like most everyday folks and that's one of it's biggest problems.

I fear that next year we're going to learn about much of what's in those bills. We may find that there are all sorts of new powers granted to the executive branch, (in other words granted to President Obama himself). At a glance this may seem like a simple fix because of the U.S. Constitution but it may not seem that simple.

For example, crazy critics of Obamacare repeatedly called it a massive tax despite those who tried to label us liars. However, once individual states began challenging the Constitutionality of Obamacare, the Obama administration began arguing that the individual mandate to buy insurance was in fact a tax and the Constitution does grant the Federal government the authority to tax.

This proves that President Obama was anticipating this kind of a move by the states who are also using the Constitution in an attempt to stop the government from controlling damn near every aspect of our lives through this new progressive nanny state.

Obama's argument basically rests on the interpretation of Article 1: Section 8 of the Constitution:

"The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;"

The Obama administration would argue that the part I highlighted in bold here is a justification to mandate a health care program as a new tax. The problem with that is that "common defense and general welfare" aren't tied together by accident. They are referring to the welfare of the nation in a security and debt sense, which I see as pretty clear here. The founders aren't talking about health care or the welfare of individuals, they are talking about the "general welfare" of the nation. Easy to understand unless you're a progressive who aims to undermine the Constitution for your own agenda's purposes.

On December 15, 1791 the founders made another thing pretty clear with the passage of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. You know them as the "Bill of Rights":

Amendment 10: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

There you have the basics of the States argument against the administration on Health care. Amendment 10 clearly says "to the people", to me that means that if an overwhelming majority of "the people" are against a big government health care plan, and the Constitution doesn't specifically "delegate" the power to control health care to the government, then get your big ass progressive hands off of it.

In closing, keep your eyes very closely fixed on this lame duck session and pay close attention to the debates that will become front and center as the administration goes to bat against a new Republican controlled House of Representatives. The powers potentially granted in those bills could open the floodgates of an all out battle between the branches of government. It's a battle that will affect all of us if as it plays out and it's a debate that we the people can't afford to lose. Stay sharp, stay focused, and stay on top of every move this government makes.

Keep your eyes on the lame duck congress, the new incoming congress, and this administration. None of them are deserving of our complete trust as of yet and we have no reason to grant them that trust lightly, it must still be earned. So I have only this to offer our ever growing government.

"It's you government that has grown too large and truly has a problem with obesity and it's time that the government's fat ass goes on a diet!" - Brandon Edsall

Take that Michelle.


Election Reflection, Massachusetts Should Change Its Name To Dumbassachusetts

Friday, November 5, 2010

Well election day has come and gone. Overall it's good news. The largest party switch since the 1930's. Most of the country seems to get it and sent a clear message that we want to embrace the philosophy that the country was founded on. When it comes to government, less is more.

Then we get to Massachusetts, which sent quite the opposite message. I think we should put it right on the license plates.

Dumbassachusetts: The Welfare State.

Short, simple, and says all you need to know about this state. I couldn't help being in a state of mostly depressing shock late Tuesday night and most of Wednesday. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that most of the country seems to get it. I just can't believe how ignorant a majority of Massachusetts truly is.

There are of course others, like California, but when you're comparing similarities in the thinking of your state and California you know you're in trouble. Since Massachusetts has told the country loud and clear that it wants to be the official welfare state I have a new plan for Massachusetts. I call it plan C.

Here's how plan C works. The C stands for "Contain". A majority of Massachusetts has proven that it just wants to have expanded social welfare programs, food stamps, no jobs, and never ending entitlements. The key to plan C is actually very simple but it requires something people like myself being something they aren't used to being, irresponsible.

If you're working hard, raising your kids with respect, and quite frankly sick of working hard so others don't have to, you need to leave. It's time to take your talents and your families out of this state and move them to a state that actually rewards hard work and where neighbors act like neighbors instead of thugs or snobs.

Now, how is this irresponsible? Well, since the housing market has crashed, (thanks again government and re-elected again Barney Frank), selling your house for an amount that will let you pay it off, much less make a profit will be pretty tough. If selling proves not to be an available option then it's time to simply do what many others have done, walk away.

Start working on finding where you want to go, a more conservative state perhaps, there are plenty of states that look conservative when compared to Mass. Find out about the job market, or if possible get transferred within your own company out of state. Start looking at places to live, (most will be cheaper than it is here in Mass). Once you've put all of those pieces together walk away from your mortgage, it'll take them awhile to throw you out of the house once you stop paying.

The amount of money I'd be able to save if I didn't have a mortgage would add up pretty quickly. This would add up to being one of the biggest decisions most of us who actually pay our own way and work hard have ever made. If it comes down to walking away from your mortgage then it'll ruin your credit in the short term, (another tough decision for those of us who have busted our asses to maintain a good credit score). However, not paying a mortgage will give you a good chunk of money in a short amount of time to establish yourself in a rental house or whatever in another state. Here's how it "Contains" Dumbassachusetts.

If the working class decides that Dumbassachusetts just isn't worth it anymore and they all leave you'll have a collapse in state revenues, no workers and no property taxes from homeowners = very little revenues. That doesn't bode well for the state's ability to subsidize the housing and food stamps etc. The state will beg for yet another bailout with no end in sight.

In a panic taxes will again be increased but it won't matter because under plan C there will be more people that actually pay nothing in taxes and get a net refund after considering the various government assistance programs than there will be workers to pay for it. The increased tax rates will further cripple the already crippled job market and lead to even less revenue as opposed to more.

By voting no on question 3, another mistake by Dumbassachusetts, we have told folks like the Deval that we don't mind paying 6.25% as opposed to the 5% we were paying before, this means that the 6.25% rate isn't going away anytime soon. In fact, as the economic climate continues to get worse here that rate will no doubt go up even further.

As responsible, hard working people, and businesses continue to flee the state, the states they move into will improve, while Dumbassachusetts will continue to decline. Then the state will fit the new license plates quite well.

Dumbassachusetts: The Welfare State

I wonder how the Deval and Dumbassachusetts liberals will be able to get away with blaming people like me for the states problems when there aren't any of us left here. Under plan C it wouldn't take very long to find out.

One last point. A liberal I've talked to regularly for the past few years told me yesterday that there were good parts of socialism that he didn't mind because capitalism wasn't working, (keep in mind these are the same people who object us calling President Obama a Socialist which he clearly is). I asked him what parts of Socialism he liked.

He had no answer. I then asked a more important question:

Name one socialist country that has become prosperous, much less as prosperous as the U.S?

He again had no answer. You see the problem here, the universities are teaching how wonderful socialism is to the young people and they can't even tell you why or sight an example of why it's so great. They just know that capitalism is evil because of all of those fat cats. Even though they line up to vote for fat cats like Barney and the Deval.

"the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Margaret Thatcher

As for me, I'm done with giving Dumbassachusetts my money. The current license plates in Mass say, "The Spirit of America", if that's true then America is lost. Luckily, the election this past Tuesday proved that Dumbassachusetts most certainly is not the spirit of America so let's make the plates a bit more accurate.

Dumbassachusetts: The Welfare State

For the record, you should watch the victory speech of Barney Frank and the concession speech of Sean Bielat. The contrast speaks volumes about the people on Sean's side of the aisle versus those whose ignorance keeps them on Barney's side of the aisle.

We've returned the views of Barney and the Deval to the minority nationwide in the house. Let's execute Dumbassachusetts plan C to ensure that it stays that way.


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