Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Filthy Lucre

So who is profiting from this economic crisis? George Soros is. If you don't know George Soros, you should. He is one of the puppet masters, one of the most powerful men in the world but he doesn't want you to know that. His involvement with both political parties, but lately more so with the Democrats and is well-known.

What isn't well known is his connections with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), his inclusion in the Bilderberger Conferences, and the Trilateral Commission. These are all international bodies whose members decide the foreign/domestic, military, and monetary policies of the most powerful nations on the world. They also control all of the world's most powerful banks. They set who wins and who loses. They set who wins and who loses. Google them and learn more about them. Secret combinations in the latter days are what these are.

Here is a story about George Soros and how he "foresaw" the world economic crisis and took steps to "guard" himself against it. Well, duh. He created it. And now, like all other activities when you know beforehand what is coming, he is gaining immensely from it.

He knows exactly what he is doing, as do most of the people on the list in the article. All of it filthy lucre.

Promises, Promises

Candidate Obama vs President Obama -

Don't believe everything that you hear as it comes from the teleprompter either in front of him or at the back of the room.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wrong Region

Ummm, President Obama, remember those DVD's you gave to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown when he visited the White House for the first time? You know, the ones you had Joe Biden pick up at Best Buy on his way home that night?

Did you ever think they might not work in the land of tea and biscuits?

Turns out they don't. Read it here. When he tried to play them, the message came up as 'Wrong Region.' Hopefully that shows up on the teleprompter in a couple of weeks when you are in London for the G20 Summit.

Crossing the Line AGAIN

President Obama, I know you were trying to be funny with Jay Leno. You were in Hollywood, perhaps the only place in American that still loves you and thinks you are a honest, upright man.

But when you joked about your bowling game (129, 8 year old Josh can bowl better than that) being like the Special Olympics you crossed a line that you cannot come back from. Here is what he said.

Only 2 months into your presidency and you are showing your colors as a self-centered, vain, little man who cannot say anything intelligent without a speechwriter or a teleprompter. I found a great quote on the different between you and the Special Olympics -

They offer dignity to people who legitimately need help. They defend the weak. You defend the lazy, the dishonest, the professionally offended, and the freeloaders. That makes you different from them. Quite a bit different.

You can read the article the quote came from here.

President Obama, you are small-minded and insensitive. Perhaps you need your White House Press Secretary to stop attacking private citizens from the White House Press Room and address your idiot remarks from the pulpit. Who are you going to blame now? AIG? Rush Limbaugh? Republicans? Right-wing Christian fundamentalists? Own up to this Mr. President. You screwed up big time and revealed a lot about yourself in the process.

At least Bill Clinton had some charisma to go with his ineptitude. You have the charisma of a sheet of plywood. President Obama called the head of the Special Olympics and apologized, in a manner that was described as "very moving." He even invited some Special Olympians to come play basketball and bowl at the White House. Spare me your false disappointment you hypocrite. The real dignity is with those athletes and their families, not in your fly-away rhetoric and false hope.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Leading Us By A Flaxen Cord

Congress is slowly leading us down to slavery with a flaxen cord. Did you notice the violation of the Constitution today?

The outrage over AIG bonuses (that leading Senate Banking Committee members knew about, including AIG's biggest political donation recipient Chris Dodd (D-CT) heads) is growing louder and louder. So what does Congress do? They grow louder and bolder in their rhetoric.

Don't be fooled. Timothy Geithner, Chris Dodd, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and others all knew about this long before they claim they did. Read about it here.

That's not the scary part though.

Congress passed a law today that taxed those bonuses retroactively. That is the scary part. Here is Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution-

No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
An ex post facto law is a law that makes an action criminal now and a punishment assessed when the action, when originally done, was not criminal. So it would be like eating a donut yesterday and Congress passing a law today that says eating donuts is a felony and then being punished for eating that donut even though I did it when it wasn't classified as criminal.

Now, I know that levying a 90% tax against the bonus isn't exactly making it criminal, but they are doing it retroactively when they should have been policing it in the first place. We are now on a slippery slope, what is next? Speaking out against the president? Owning a gun? Rallying in protest of government policies. Just wait, it is beginning.

The false and hypocritical outrage by the Democrats over the AIG bonuses is masking a much bigger problem. Our Constitution is slowly being destroyed right in front of us while we worry about the NCAA basketball tournament and the hoax of global warming.

What Did We Expect?

Hail Captain Obvious! Are you telling me this comes as a surprise to you?

13 companies that received TARP funds are on record as not paying over $220 million dollars in back taxes. 2 of the companies owe more than $100 million in back taxes. Read the story here.


Here comes the false rage against these companies. President Obama is doing it now at the AIG bonuses that he supposedly knew nothing about. Democrats will be up in arms about how the American people are getting robbed blind by these crooks! Too bad they are the ones that pushed so hard for this and other spending.

This is what you get when you approve a tax cheat as the head of the Treasury.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Crossing the Line With Veterans

President Obama and his new administration have done some very questionable things in the first two months in office but none come close to what he is proposing now for veterans. When a soldier is wounded in the service of his country, he is able to go to the VA for health care related to those disabilities. The Veterans Administration picks up the tab for that care. If he goes to the VA hospital for a non-combat/service related condition then his private insurance picks up the tab.

Until now. President Obama wants private insurance to pick up the tab for non-combat/service related conditions AND for care of injuries that happened in the service of your country. Read about it here. So if you are wounded fighting for Uncle Sam, your private health insurance would need to cover that instead of the VA.

Thanks for serving your country. Now get out and pay your own way for the loss of your leg. Or the post traumatic stress syndrome nightmares that you suffer. Or the shrapnel lodged in your back from the mine your Humvee ran over and killed all of your buddies except for you.

The American Legion is disgusted, they had a meeting and left shaking their heads. Read about that here.

This is the lowest of lows. Many have given their lives for their country and are still living everyday with the horrors of what they encountered. To try and save money this Obama administration proposed destroying this nation's foundation? While private banks, who still give out executive bonuses because some of them (AIG) were huge Democratic donors, are getting billions we are forcing veterans to pay their own medical costs? We are going to let them stand on their own? Not while I am still breathing. Not while I still have the power to support those men and women who have given so selflessly to our country. God help those who are serious in their attempts to thwart real bravery and courage as this may turn the tide against this sophomoric president and his bumbling administration.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Am A Conservative, Not A Republican

The Republican party is spiraling downward with a series of embarrassing gaffes and positions by party leadership. For two years I have watched this slide and found that while I agree with some points of the platform, I have found that Republican leaders are more about self than about the principles they endorse during election years.

I am a conservative, not a Republican. There is starting to be a big difference.

I believe that less government is good, the less the government intrudes in my life and the lives of my friends and families the better. Don't give me a legislative branch that is full of Republicans trying their best to spend my tax dollars on personal earmarks. Don't give me Republicans in Congress who vote for the stimulus bills (yes, another stimulus bill is being floated), the bailouts, federally funded embryonic stem cell research, DC to get a House seat, and who approve tax cheats as Cabinet members.

Don't give me the IRS, the Department of Education, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and others who want to control every aspect of my life.

Don't give me an executive branch of government who rules by executive orders instead of legislation, who uses the office of the President to ignore the Constitution, who compares his intentions to Abraham Lincoln instead of letting others compare his actions to one of the greatest presidents, who uses his office to blast private citizens (Rush Limbaugh) for disagreeing politically, who funds overseas abortions with my tax dollars, who preaches fiscal responsibility to states receiving the stimulus money and to CEO but signs the biggest budget increase in history and an omnibus bill that is filled with more pork than a Porky Pig family reunion.

Don't give me a judicial branch who is willing to write legislation through judicial review and rule from the bench, who is afraid to overturn Roe vs Wade, who will not honor the rights of the majority but will allow the minority to prevail, who cite international law in their decisions, and who are willing to give up sovereignty to a world court.

Don't give me a Republican National Committee chair, Michael Steele, who believes that abortion is an individual woman's right to choose, who believes that homosexuality is like being black - you don't have a choice, who was elected because of communication skills but has shown to be incompetent. This man isn't fit to lead the Republican party and neither are leaders like Mitch McConnell (minority leader in the Senate), Orrin Hatch, Bob Bennett, Arlen Specter, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Rudy Guliani, Dick Cheney, and Colin Powell. It is more about them than it is about us.

I am a conservative, not a Republican and will not be a Republican again until they start to believe the same way I do.

I am a conservative, not a Republican

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Orrin Does NOT Represent Me

Sen. Orrin Hatch (?-UT) has had two major issues come up in the last week where he has taken a stance that has been the opposite of mine. The first issue is his support of embryonic stem-cell research. I don't agree with Sen. Hatch on federal funding for stem-cell research, in fact I don't agree with stem-cell research on embryos at all. I may not understand all of the facts on stem-cell research but to test them on human embryos, which have the potential to grow into babies, is not right. Neither is making clones of them for testing purposes only. After the stem cells are removed, the embryo is discarded. How is this different than abortion? I believe life starts at conception. I understand that stem-cell research has the potential to save lives, to cure diseases, and to make life better for those who are suffering. But at what price? The end does not justify the means in any way with embryonic stem-cell research. How many embryos were destroyed to save those lives? I know that Senator Hatch has family connections with conditions that have been, or could, be helped by stem-cell technology.

But geez, at what price?

The second issue is the granting of a 4th House seat to Utah while at the same time granting a seat in the House to Washington DC.

Wait a minute. Don't you have to be a state to have representation? Yes, you do.

Article I, Section 2 -

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Since DC is not a state, it does not qualify to be represented by either a member of the House or a Senator. There are US territories that have non-voting representation (Guam, Puerto Rico) but this representative will be a full-voting member of the House.

And Senator Hatch approves it.

No matter that Utah would have gotten a 4th House seat anyways next year with the 2010 census (Utah missed it by 80 people in the 2000 census). Why did he push this bill? It gave the Dems another sure seat in the House while the Utah seat could be up for grabs as Utah does have a Democratic House member currently (Jim Matheson).

I don't understand Senator Hatch, he is making some uncharacteristic moves in the past year. And moving farther and farther away from his base.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

British Gift Fail

This last week, British Prime Minister and fellow socialist Gordon Brown, paid a visit to the Obama White House for his first talks with the new president. And the White House failed in it's first foreign leader visit.

No state dinner. No major press conference. Brief meeting with President Obama.
But those weren't even the biggest failures. That happened during the gift exchange. Gordon Brown brought the following thoughtful gifts for President Obama and his family -
  • an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet
  • a framed commission for HMS Resolute
  • a first edition of the seven-volume biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert
  • to the girls - an outfit each from Topshop
  • six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America
And what did America's pride and joy give Gordon Brown in return for such splendid and special gifts -
Great. Just what he wanted. Did he stop at Target or Best Buy on the way home to pick that up? Geez Mr. President, how kind of you to take the time to put such thought into your gift. The White House offers up the excuse that President Obama is so tired from the economic crisis he is trying to solve and the amount of work that crosses his desk that he just wasn't able to do what was expected with Prime Minister Brown.

This administration continues to act like it has no clue as to what it is doing, that it bit off much more than it can chew and now is floundering. The vetting process for Cabinet picks is non-existent, nobody wants to work for Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner as he continues solo in his job, and the Dow, which predicts future trends, is plummeting. Why? The plan is to spend us out of this recession and Obama is campaigning to sell this snake oil to the American people by creating fear. He doesn't have time for silly things like foreign relations, that is why he has Hillary Clinton.

My question - was 'The Patriot' included in the collection? Perhaps 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure'? Just wondering . . .

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We Invoke the 10th Amendment

Something extraordinary is happening, sit up and take notice of the renewal of the power of the Constitution. 16 states have now introduced legislation at the state level to reject funds from the Obama-Reid-Pelosi "stimulus" package that is being given to each state. They are invoking the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, which reads as follows -

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.

Which means that any power not given to the federal government by the Constitution is left to the discretion of the states. The federal government only has as much power as the States give it - it is a servant of the states and not the other way around as most administrations would like you to believe.

An example of how the federal government does this is by withholding funding for certain projects if national laws are not implemented in the state. For instance, if the federal government passes a bill that says the speed limit is 55 mph, you must have auto insurance to drive a vehicle, and that the intoxication limit for driving is .08 blood alcohol level and the state of Utah does not adhere to these laws or copy them, then federal highway funds will be withheld. If you don't do this then I won't give you this. Do it my way or you can't play.

16 states have said "Enough." And it all has to do with the stimulus package.

These state legislatures have seen that there are so many strings attached to this money that they want no part of some of it. Some states have rejected more of the stimulus money than others but they are all saying that the rights of the state trump the right of the federal government.

Kudos to these state legislatures, kudos to them for understanding that this is an absolute breach of power by the federal government and it seems to be getting worse under the Obama administration.

Where is my state, Utah, in all of this? (Crickets chirping) Utah's governor, John Huntsman, has too many national ambitions to do something silly like this. The state legislature is wrapped up in their own budget cutting, ethics bill problems, defending state legislators who say inflammatory things that upset certain special interest groups, etc.

Utah will not be one of the state invoking the 10th Amendment, but 16 states (nearly 1/3 of the states) are. You might want to check out home prices in these states as they are the ones that have the guts to fight -
  • Washington
  • New Hampshire
  • Montana
  • Michigan
  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • Indiana
  • West Virginia
  • Minnesota

Monday, March 2, 2009

Back At It

4 weeks ago I accepted a new position at work and it has eaten a lot of my free time as I try and replace the legend who is retiring. Family concerns have been a big issue as well, blogging has been low on the list but now some things have settled and I can get back at it.
So many things have happened over the past few weeks that I don't know where to start. How about I just say what has been lately on my mind -
  • I have a missionary buddy who is big into supporting gay marriage and he makes sure that everybody knows about it, especially on his Facebook pages. It makes me sad to see that, I really like him and he was a great missionary when we were out in the field - I don't know how his life has been since then. There is a state Senator here in Utah, Chris Buttars, who said some controversial things about the gay movement this last week and the gay community in Utah (yes, there is one) was up in arms. They held a protest up at the state capitol this weekend to show their solidarity and how wrong Sen. Buttars is. I agree with some of Sen. Buttar's comments but I disagree with part of them as well. He certainly has the right to say them and will bear the consequences of his words but nobody can deny him the right to think and say as he pleases. The gay movement, in general, seems to want to deny him the right to do that. If you don't agree with them then they want swift punishment like censure or removal from office. Where were the leaders of the gay community after the defeat of Prop 8 and the resulting violence against Mormons in Utah and California? Not very loud. I have never believed that the proponents of gay marriage actually want equal civil rights, they want society to accord them equal moral standing with traditional marriage. They want gay marriage to be the equivalent of traditional marriage morally. That can't and won't happen. Cleon Skousen, in his book The 5,000 Year Leap, explains the idea of the Founding Fathers that in order for the Constitution to survive it had to be upheld by a moral people. We are falling further into the abyss as the lowest common denominator gets lower and lower.
  • Now the Democrats want Roland Burris, the Blagoevich pick from Illinois, to resign from the Senate? Hey Harry Reid, you are the bumbling fool who was determined to seat this guy and call him legit! Now Burris is changing his story, explaining how he went from no contact with the governor, to then talking to the governor's brother but refusing his pay-to-play demands, to now admitting that he promised to raise campaign funds for the governor while bugging him about the newly open Senate seat. This is awful. And now Roland Burris is playing the race card, getting black churches in Chicago to do a 'laying on of hands' for him at a photo op yesterday. He is telling Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and all others involved to pack sand, he is not resigning. In fact, he announced that he is going to seek "reelection" to the seat in 2010. By the way, he voted twice for the stimulus bill, is there any clearer indication on why the Dems wanted him to be seated so quickly in the Senate?
  • So we have a President who shoved a bailout through Congress, wants an multi-trillion dollar budget to pass, is committed to dragging through another $500 billion dollar pork-filled bill through Congress currently and has the audacity to tell Congress and America in his "State of the Union" speech last Tuesday that he plans on reducing the deficit by 1/2 by the end of his term? Huh? How do you spend do much and then claim to be wanting fiscal responsibility? You want to limit CEO pay when you are out spending billions and trillions of dollars? You can't spend to prosperity Mr. President.
  • Like Rush Limbaugh, I want President Obama to fail. I want him to fail to set up his socialistic agenda that will spend and tax my family and I (through 3 generations) into oblivion with programs that I don't need nor does America need. I want him to fail to set up socialized health care. I want him to fail at setting up a North American Union. I want him to fail miserably at ignoring the Constitution and removing my rights. I want him to fail miserably at sending more troops to Afghanistan as he is bringing them out of Iraq. I want him to fail in supporting the UN and it's myriad of failed attempts to make one big happy world family. I love America and hate her enemies and I believe he is an enemy. The man himself may be a great father, a loving husband, and a great guy socially. But his policies are awful and his direction needs to change.
So, more later . . .