Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"Health Insurance Reform": It's Enough to Drive Max Baucus to Drink

Or so it seems. 

As Kevin Wall said on Bill Bennett's show this morning, perhaps there's a rational explanation such as low blood sugar or something like that. But if there is, one hasn't been forthcoming as it should be if a U.S. Senator appears drunk when he gets up to make a speech.

I don't know about you, but showing up to work drunk gets you fired at my place of business. We should expect no less out of the folks who get paid $175,000 a year to represent us in Washington D.C. And don't try to tell me Three Sheets Baucus isn't my representative. In the Washington political climate we are faced with today where hardcore leftists run the show and are leading a full frontal assault on our liberties completely against the will of the vast majority of the American people, every single vote holds sway over my liberty and yours -- whether you're in Montana or Hawaii or Iowa or Maine or anyplace in between. And in this incendiary political environment, there's no room for Mr. Tipsy. As with most every Democrat in D.C., he has a difficult enough time making rational decisions when he's sober let alone when he's had a few too many.
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Man Caused Disaster" At Detroit Airport

The second terror attack on U.S. soil since the immaculation of The Messiah occurred tonight at the Detroit airport:

A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaeda's instructions, tried to blow up the plane today as it was landing in Detroit, law enforcement and national security officials said.
A senior U.S. counterterror official says a passenger aboard a Delta Air Lines flight in Detroit was planning to blow up the plane but the explosive device failed, the Associated Press reported today.
Passengers subdued the man and may have prevented him from detonating the explosives, the officials said.
A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism.
 Were I a reporter, the first question I'd be asking The Family Guy as President Messiah reposes in Hawaii would be: "Mr Family Guy Gibbs. sir, the White House is characterizing THIS Islamic terrorist attack as a terrorist attack. I'm sure that having to admit this pains you greatly. However considering this radical Islamic terrorist readily admits being in league with al-Qaeda would you perhaps go out on a limb and call this a radical Islamic terror attack? Follow up on that please sir?  In the past, we have been told by the fearless Janet Napolitano that there is no such thing as a terror attack -- they are merely "man caused disasters". Furthermore, the Administration has thus far refused to call the attack by a radical Islamic terrorist at Fort Hood a terror attack. Mr. Family Guy Gibbs, sir: What exactly is the distinction between this apparently "attempted act of terrorism and a "man caused disaster" like the apparently "man caused disaster" at Fort Hood? Then I'd sit back and watch him stutter and stammer and do the only thing he's actually good at: Say something utterly moronic. The simple fact of the matter is that there IS no distinction -- they are all exactly the same and the fact that this weak, ineffective administration can't say so is the exact reason why there have been two terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the span of the 11 short (yet very long) months since The Messiah took office.

This second Islamic terror attack on U.S. soil in the last three months is further evidence that the "I'll apologize for the U.S. bow down and kiss your ass and you'll dis my country, I'll extend an outstretched hand, you'll smack it with your clenched fist" foreign policy is dangerous and that you can't trust lefties with foreign policy. The world's only superpower has become a laughingstock among the world's terrorists and tin pan dictators and the whole world is less safe for it.

You'll recall that the worst terror attack on U.S. soil occurred after the last eight years of inept Democrat foreign policy in which, among other things we gave missile targeting technology to the Chinese in exchange for campaign donations, helped North Korea build a nuclear reactor for peaceful purposes that they promptly began to use to enrich weapons-grade uranium. And, of course, pies de resistance of the Clinton foreign policy: Ignored a half-dozen Islamic terror attacks that ended in the incoming Republican administration having to deal with a massive Islamic terror attack -- one that we are dealing with to this day. And why exactly are we dealing with it to this day? Chiefly because of the Democrat's efforts to stifle our abilities to actually conduct a War o n Terror in the manner in which it should be conducted. And we keep electing Democrat presidents exactly why?

So The Messiah boasts two radical Islamic terror attacks on American soil in less than a year on the job. What do we have to look forward to in the next three years? Well,  trying said Islamic terrorists in a New York courtroom with the full menu of rights available to any American citizen, for one. Shutting down a perfectly good military prison offshore and bringing radical Islamic enemy combatant terrorists right into the heart of the country (and, absurdly asserting that this is "economic development") for another.  Next? Sitting on our hands and doing nothing while the modern-day Nazis of the Middle East -- Iran's despotic regime which kills and imprisons those who disagree with it -- build a bomb while simultaneously perfecting a platform on which to launch it. Oh, and reneging on our promise to build a missile defense system for our Eastern European allies that just might be capable of neutralizing said threat. And this is all upcoming NEXT year. God only knows what years three and four have in store for us. We somehow survived eight years of Clinton's ineptitude but can we survive three more years of foreign policy ineptitude magnified by 100 times the Clinton years? I pray to God we can.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Where Is Jacob Marley When We Need Him?

The American people don’t want nationalized health care.

The Democratic Congress and the President don’t care. They tell us that we will love it when they let us see it. But they won’t let us see it until they have it passed (and set in stone, according to some parts of the bill—as Senator Demint has shown us, there are clauses claiming to make the legislation unalterable and unrepealable.)

Democracy much, guys?

The American people don’t believe in global warming.

The Democratic Congress and the President don’t care. They are willing to hand over our national sovereignty on the issue to a global authority (which they’ve already done with the economy, via the Financial Stability Board.)

The American people think it’s wrong to make pro-life taxpayers pay for abortions. Diane Feinsten says it’s their moral duty. Just as Joe Biden says it’s our moral duty to pay higher taxes when the Congress sees fit.

The American people have voted more than thirty different times to preserve marriage as an institution between a man and a woman only. The wise old owls of the courts, the Democratic Congress, and the President don’t care. They think we are troglodytes and hate-mongers.

And yet we are the majority.

The American people are sorry they elected this President, and 46 percent of them strongly disapprove of how he is doing his job, while another ten percent merely disapprove.

He doesn’t care.

And yet we are the majority.

When the people who hold these truths to be self-evident come out into the streets, email their alleged representatives, and complain loudly that they object to the government appropriating unto itself so many things that used to be only our business (including business itself), they are derided by the media as “teabaggers,” “racists,” and fools.

And yet we are the majority.

The Founding Fathers (and, yes, Virginia, they were, to a man, men) did not envision a government like this. They did not anticipate that there would be an American Congress that would have such contempt for the people they were elected to serve. They believed in citizen statesmen, who took the responsibility of office seriously, devoted their full time to it for a short service, and then went home to continue their lives as ordinary citizens.

They did not envision a land in which tobacco-smoking would be counted as tantamount to sin, while the murder of the unborn and buggery would not only be considered “rights,” but would be advocated by people from the White House itself.

We have fallen a long way, baby.

But perhaps the most egregious and disgusting official act in the history of this country will come tomorrow morning. For then, two-thousand fortyish years after a baby was born that brought the world true hope, the United States Senate will vote for a bill that will kill unborn babies and proclaim a false hope.

The president has decreed that he will put his family’s vacation on hold until the Senate finishes this business, thus adding to the injury being done to the taxpayers the insult of blaming any Senator brave enough to stand against this travesty for ruining his children’s Christmas. Excuse me, “holiday.”

America no longer has “Christmas" (though it remains on the federal calendar.) We have a “holiday”—though how the day is holy is a matter not to be publicly discussed, unless it serves a political purpose, as when Hillary Clinton a few years ago claimed that Mary and Jesus were a homeless mother and child.

But if we accept the bill that the Senate will pass tomorrow, we don’t deserve a holiday of any kind. We don’t deserve a country, if we don’t do something to stop this massive federal power grab.

There are things in this bill that are totally unconstitutional. There are invasions into our economic, medical, and family privacy we have never seen before. There are “death panels,” and there is abortion. This bill decrees taxes that will destroy the tanning industry, and a structure that will make quick work of the private insurance industry. Within the next five years, we will not recognize what the finest health care in the world has become, and we may not even be able to remember what once was.

After they take this vote tomorrow, the Senators will skitter out of town like the rats that they are. The Republicans standing against this mess will go home to their constituents and hang their heads in sorrow that they could not stop the train. The Democrats will hide among their SEIU pals and celebrate the first step on the road to Marxism.

And what will we do? What can the American people do to resist this unconstitutional taking of their liberties and property? Is there a Declaration to be written in the coming year? Is there a new party to arise? Have we any hope of re-establishing a government of common sense and uncommon courage?

Only time will tell. For now, let us pray for one Democrat to be visited this night by the Spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Future, to show him or her the liberties we are about to lose, the bribery that is taking place, and the misery that beckons ahead. Then, may that fearful dream lead to the one vote we need to stop this bill from passing on Christmas Eve morning.

And if there is not one Democrat of conscience, let us look forward to a year of summoning up our own courage, living out our principles, and doing what we must to reclaim the liberties God gave us.

Merry Christmas to all, and may God have mercy on the United States of America.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Climate Change Crapola

I'm sitting at my dining room table this morning looking out on three feet of snow drifted on my deck by 60 mph wind gusts which, at the current temp of 9 degrees, puts the wind chill at somewhere around 20 below. The little dogs get lost in the 6-foot drifts in the yard when they go out to do their business. The big dog has a little bit better time of it but that's just because she's a little smarter about where she chooses to go. By choosing her steps carefully, she was able to make it all the way out to the fence about 60 feet north of the house. Any any rate, letting them in blows snow into the door track which quickly turns to ice and has to be chipped away to get the door closed.

This was two weeks ago. We have the same thing predicted for mid-week this week. Can you say nine inches of snow and 40 mph winds for Christmas. Kind of puts a damper on the whole "over the river and through the woods" thing unless your intent is to get lost in a raging blizzard and die of exposure.

Against this Midwest blizzard back drop and the recent revelations that man-made "global climate change" is bogus with the purveyors of the theory engaging in a conspiracy to cover it up, we have the EPA administrator doing a Hugo Chavez on us and imposing on us administrative rules that would double the price of home energy bills and kill large and small businesses alike with taxes and regulations. Just what we need in the Obama Jobless Recovery Economy: More government regulations to stifle economic growth. Meanwhile, my family is anticipating being trapped in our rural small-town home by a blizzard on Christmas Eve much as we were two weeks ago and are in fear of our very lives for all of the EPA-declared poisonous gas we will be exhaling and filling the house with.

The enviro-Nazis in the Obama Administration would call my little story anecdotal evidence -- an anomaly that has nothing whatsoever to do with the "climate change" problem. I would agree, because the notion of man-made "climate change" is bogus. They are saying that our Midwest blizzard that impacted 75% of the country and is the biggest since the early to mid 90s AND the one that beat the East Coast to hell this past weekend and was the biggest in decades AND the one predicted for Christmas AND every other blizzard in what is shaping up to be a rough winter are evidence of "climate change" -- the phrase they now use to cover up the fact that they were wrong about the planet warming dangerously and killing the Polar Bears.  Those of us that are old enough to remember the weather patterns in the 60s and 70s remember that out here in flyover country, we could count on one of these storms at least once a year. Now it looks like we'll get at least two this season, possibly more. You might recall that back then, the same people who are telling us we are killing the Polar Bears and melting the ice caps were telling us we were in for an ice age. In the 30s and 40s and most of the 50s, these storms were rare. What does this add up to? It adds up to the normal changing cycles of weather on planet Earth.

So as The Messiah got off the plane in Copenhagen in a raging blizzard to pledge $100 billion dollars we don't have to developing nations to assist them (read, squander any way they wish) in assisting us in halting the warming of the planet. and returned to yet another raging blizzard in Washington D.C. most people are, thankfully, beginning to realize what this "global warming" or "global climate change" or whatever they decide to call it next is all about: Control. If these Nazis can use irrational fear tactics and bogus "evidence" to "prove" that man is screwing up the weather on the planet, they can then use strong-arm tactics to stifle production of the gasses they say "cause" the "problem". Obama didn't get anything done on his snowy trip to Copenhagen, but his EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson intends to pick up where he left off. And she doesn't need congressional approval either: She declared that the gas all of us breath out and plants breath in is hazardous to humans and with that administrative order comes the ability of the Obama enviro-nazis to "spread the wealth around" by doubling our energy prices, and killing industry and more jobs in the process while the world's biggest polluter -- China -- surges ahead.

To the 52% of you who voted for this enviro-Nazi: Thanks for the change and may you live to regret your choice as much as those of us with functioning brains capable of rational though did 13 months ago and continue to to this day.
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Letter to Senator Sellout

Don't ever let any of these "moderate" Democrat senators get away with the BS that they are actually "moderate". They are all political whores just like every other Democrat and a big chunk of the Republicans. Here's my open letter to the whore (or is that gigillo) from Nebraska:

Senator Nelson:

How does it feel, sir, to cave to the Obama/Reid machine? How does it feel to have sacrificed your senate career for the sake of giving the peasants (read, average, middle-class American citizens) the crappiest of crappy health care? How does it feel to pledge your support for a bill you haven’t even seen in the name of politics? How does it feel to know that the “sausage” they are grinding out behind a locked door in the U.S. Capital will end up with some type of publicly-funded abortion option AND a public insurance option. Finally sir, how does it feel to be a sellout: The political patsy of the radical left?

The reason the radical leftists had to lean on you to get your vote, Senator Nelson, is because this is a bad bill and the vast majority of Americans recognize that it will steal their liberty, cause their health care costs to skyrocket, break the back of the taxpayer, drive the federal government deeper into debt and give us inferior health care to boot. Now it looks like we’ll have all of this thanks to you.

We don’t know much about this bill except that:

1.     Sixty one percent of the American people oppose this 2000+ page health care fiasco.

2.    Dick Durbin, the number-two senate leader in the United States Senate, admits he hasn’t even seen this bill, yet now we apparently have all the Democrats signing on to a bill they haven’t even read. These folks lie about everything – in fact whenever Obama or Reid open their mouths they are lying – and yet you believe they will make good on their concessions to you?

3.    Non partisan studies show that one-fifth of all hospitals and medical providers would become insolvent by 2019 if the Obama Reid Pelosi health care fiasco becomes law.

4.    CBO analysis shows that middle class families can expect to pay nearly ONE-FIFTH of their GROSS INCOME for this crappy, inferior care despite the fact that 85% of Americans already have health insurance and most have health insurance that is far superior to the crap you caved for.

5.    It is estimated that 100+million people will end up with this crap because, with the outrageous taxes on the GOOD health insurance most of us already have, employers will quickly dump it in favor of paying the much lower penalty for NOT carrying health insurance on their employees. You can’t blame them. When you are looking at a 35% tax on the GOOD insurance benefits you provide VS an 8% penalty for NOT providing health insurance, what would you do, Senator Nelson?

6.    Leaving aside the utter unconstitutionality of this whole mess, the federal government has NEVER proven itself able to operate any entitlement program efficiently. Witness the rampant Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Witness the $37 trillion unfounded liability accruing to Medicare in the next 30 years. Witness the ponzi scheme that is “Social Security” – another $40 trillion unfounded liability.


You may not be my senator, sir – in fact I don’t even live in your state. But your betrayal of the American people will affect my liberty and property and that of my children and grandchildren for years – decades to come. We have the best health care system in the world, we asked that you help keep it that way and you pledged your vote to destroy it. Were I you, I wouldn’t waste the money on a re-election bid, sir, because there are literally tens of thousands of Iowans who will cross our western border to help the tens of thousands of Nebraskans you betrayed defeat you soundly the next time you’re up for re-election.
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Iran Fires Off a Long-Range Missile

Tell me Messiah: How's that unclenched fist/outstretched hand thing working our for us? Wait, don't answer, I'll tell you: It ain't workin' worth diddly squat. In fact, President Nutjob (as opposed to you, President Gutless Wonder) and his Ayatollah handlers have just successfully tested a long-range missile that could hit Israel or Eastern Europe. Beautiful!:

Iranian state media reported Wednesday that Tehran successfully test-fired an enhanced version of a solid-fuel medium-range missile, as U.S. and Western powers prepare to push for new economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
Iran said it fired an "optimized" version of its Sajjil-2, a medium-range missile capable of hitting Israel, according to Iranian media.

Tehran first tested the weapon in May, claiming it marked a significant milestone in its missile-technology efforts. In May, Iran said the Sajjil-2 had a range of 2,000 kilometers, or about 1,200 miles. That would make it capable of reaching Israel and the Black Sea coast of European Union members Romania and Bulgaria, though that isn't different than range capabilities claimed in previous missile launches.

So nice that with President Nutjob slapping The Messiah's outstretched hand until he breaks it off by simultaneously ramping up his missile systems and developing nukes that The Messiah, in his infinite wisdom decided that our Eastern European allies didn't really need that missile defense system we committed to building for the sake of their security and the security of the world for that matter. Former Bush United Nations Ambassador John Bolton -- the man who should be Secretary of State if we had any brains -- said on Fox News tonight that our only hope to stop the Iranian nuke program now is for Israel to take out their nuclear capability. The world's "superpower" under the leadership of Super Pansy-Ass Messiah won't take any action to make the world a safer place so we have to rely on a tiny country like Israel to defend itself and the world by doing our job. Meanwhile Pansy Fly TNT is sending clandestine love notes to the little pot-bellied dictator of North Korea.

Can anyone tell me with a straight face that The Messiah doesn't hate America?
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yawn ....... Houston Elects a Gay Mayor

Hooray! He says sarcastically: Houston's new mayor wants everyone to know that she prefers having a woman touch her genitalia in a sexual way:

HOUSTON—The day after Houston voters chose Annise Parker to become the city's first openly gay mayor, she did as she had throughout a contentious, hard-fought campaign: focused on the brick-and-mortar realities of running the country's fourth largest city.

Parker told a Sunday press conference about her transition team, her plans to change the running of the Houston Police Department and the financial constraints faced by the city.
Perhaps someone would care to explain to me exactly HOW these deviants are discriminated against. Yes, deviants. Deviant sexual behavior is that which is out of the norm of all sexual behavior -- the norm being, of course, sexual behavior engaged in by two consenting adults of the opposite sex, preferably within the bonds of Holy Matrimony -- sex where the parts function in the in the manner and location in which they were intended to function.  Deviant sexual behavior is any other sex that doesn't conform to the norm. And this apparently includes the type of sex Asinine Parker (Or is that Annise?) prefers.

Oh yes, this story attempts to portray this as a woman bent on getting down to business and ignoring the fact that she is a sexual deviant. But those of us who have been watching the news all day know that this is the exact opposite of what is actually happening. In actuality, the liberal media have been in full swoon mode today over the fact that the fourth-largest city in the country will be run by a sexual deviant. In fact, the main focus of Parker's speech was to crow about how this is something sexual deviants such as herself thought they could never attain. And yet she did.

Fact is that the demographics on deviants such as Parker indicate that they have higher household incomes than the vast majority of American households, many hold advanced degrees and high-paying administrative jobs and aren't hurting at all from any perceived "discrimination". What is unique about these deviants is that they choose to define themselves first and foremost by their deviant sexual behavior. Hence the orgy over a woman who prefers unnatural deviant sex with other women becoming mayor of the fourth largest U.S. city.

The fact that the type of sex Parker wants to make sure everyone knows she prefers is deviant isn't some kind of obscure, right wing Christian, conservative cultist theory. It's a fact borne out by common sense. Aside from the fact that it has been the way families have been organized and men have been civilized for thousands of years, there's also the common sense biological fact of it all. I challenge anyone to show me where on a women it was intended that the female genitalia be placed in order to achieve the natural result of sex. Likewise I challenge anyone to show me where on a man another man's genitalia was intended to be inserted in order to achieve the natural result of sex.

Right now, anyone that happens to be reading this who shares Parker's affinity for the same sex is labeling me the most vile type of homophobe. In fact, most would like to label the opinion I just laid out hate speech -- hate speech that would easily be subject to censor under The Messiah's "net neutrality" plans. The fact is that I don't hate anyone and the notion that I am a homophobe -- that I fear homosexuals -- is patently absurd. I just think that there's something wrong with someone who chooses to define themselves by their deviant sexual behavior -- behavior that I could frankly care less about as long as it is done behind closed doors by two consenting adults -- receiving special rights or notoriety for the fact that they are sexual deviants.   I pray for these folks and hope that someday they will see the error of their ways. And in the meantime I wish they would just shut up about their deviant sexual behavior and certainly don't consider it any type of milestone that a sexual deviant has achieved high political office.
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Friday, November 27, 2009

On the Backs of Babes

No, I'm not talking about hot chics. I'm talking about your kids and mine and the Obama, Pelosi, Reid plan to fund health care by forcing them to buy crappy government health insurance then jacking the price of it through the roof. 

What is that you're saying?

Well, it's like this: The commie libs have to have people who are less likely to have to use their crappy health insurance -- 18-35-year-olds -- to 1) to be required by law to buy their crappy health insurance and 2) to  pay more for it than they would ordinarily have to pay for GOOD private health insurance so they can fund "insurance" for the old and the sick.

I put "insurance" in quotation marks because we're not really talking about health insurance in the true sense of the word. What it actually is is a ponzi scheme whereby the sick person or senior pays a nominal fee to have the cost of their treatment paid for by someone else. This is, of course, the very essence of what liberals are implying when they say they will require insurance companies to cover "pre-existing conditions". As far as covering "pre-existing conditions" goes, anyone with a second-grade education can understand, you can't accept a nominal fee for payment of tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars in medical bills for very long without going broke, even if you have kids funding this scam for grandma and grandpa. Eventually, the insurance company goes broke and in steps the only entity that can operate on Bernie Madoff accounting rules (x100) and not have its leaders thrown in prison for fraud -- the federal government.

Throughout this debate, Pelosi, Reid, Obama and the other Marxists have tried to draw an analogy between requiring kids and others without health insurance to purchase it and the requirement that every driver have car insurance. This argument is absurd on its face and, again, the absurdity ought to be evident to anyone with a second-grade education. First of all, the primary purpose of car insurance is to mitigate your liability to the other drivers on the road should you run into them. Secondly, you don't have to have car insurance if you don't own a car. The Marxists running wild in Washington want to make buying health insurance your "birthright". For the distinct privilege of being an American, you will be required to buy health insurance or be fined or jailed or both. As far as the requirements that health insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions goes, here's a car analogy that does work: It's exactly like the government requiring an insurance company to cover me AFTER I crashed my car into a tree without having car insurance.

Right now, many young people choose not to buy health insurance due to the fact that they have other things to spend their money on like movies and gas and beer and they don't want to pay for health insurance when they are healthy and don't usually go to a doctor. If they do want to by health insurance, there are still many affordable options in the quasi-capitalist American society of 2009. I happen to know that a 21-year-old healthy female can get a very good private health insurance policy through an insurance agent for far less than $200 a month. Under the Obama, Reid, Pelosi Marxist health plan, these plans will be phased out as soon as one little detail of the policy changes and the young adult will be forced on to the government health care plantation for three times the price for inferior care. All so they can pay "their fair share" to help equalize the cost of paying for the care of someone who is paying a nominal fee for having their pre-existing condition covered. Although is sounds positively absurd, the explanation of this ridiculous Marxist scheme isn't nearly as bad as it is in actual practice.

What does this mean in actual practice? What it means is that we are hog-tying young folks who are just starting to make their way in the world -- starting families, establishing homes, making lives together. Off they go into the cold cruel world with knowledge that not only are they not going to be able to provide for their families the quality health care they had grown accustomed to as kids, they're going to be paying two to three times as much for access to the crappy care and they'll have to start getting used to doing as the Brits and Canadians do: Getting in line and waiting for months for the basic services most of us have grown accustomed to immediate access to in our quasi-market-driven system. When you're paying three times as much for crappy health care, it's a hell of a lot harder to save up for that down payment on a house or make a car payment for a dependable car. In short, it means that the Marxists in Congress are dooming our kids to a standard of living that will necessarily be lowered by looming double-digit inflation coupled with a crushing new tax burden to fund the Marxist's bloated "stimulus" spending. And the cherry on top is three times the premium for crappy health care.

This is an issue that hits kids in the pocket book right now -- it's easy for them to understand. Talking about this to your young adults is a perfect opportunity to make inroads with your conservative message on a demographic that leans heavily Democrat or liberal simply because so much of the pop culture and fake news they consume has a decidedly leftist bent. Do you think their buddy John Liebowitz of the Daily Show is going to talk about the fact  that Obama, Pelosi and Reid plan on hosing them to fund their health insurance scheme? Hell no! Once the message starts to sink in, you're liable to get a reaction such as "What? You mean they're going to force ME to buy health insurance? .... But, I thought it was going to be free if you couldn't afford it." Then the light really starts to go on as you explain that, no it's not going to be free and whatever meager income they make will be good enough for the health insurance sickos to take away from them to fund their scheme. Then you can explain to them that's not all. Talk to them about how the Marxists claim that this plan will cost $1.5 trillion over ten years but that's likely vastly underestimated because the federal government has a habit of vastly under-projecting the cost of the medical programs it funds. If you want to use the amount they under-estimated the cost of Medicare as a rule of thumb, for example, you can increase the ten-year amount by three to four times or $4.5 to $6 trillion over ten years. Then if you take into account the fact that because of numerous schemes and scams and set-asides and "fixes" that aren't included in the cost, you're looking at closer to $2.5 trillion over ten years x3 is $7.5 trillion to $10 trillion over ten years. Then you can hit them between the eyes with the fact that this plan is front-loaded for three years -- the taxes are paid for three years before the plan even kicks in which means that should this pass, they start paying higher health insurance premiums NOW and don't receive ANY "benefits" until three years from now. Then you can tell them that if they happen to be lucky enough to attain a family income of $96,000 a year in the lousy Obama economy, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that they will spend 19% of this gross income on government health insurance premiums and co-pays.

Finally, if you happen to get the question about how you know that this bloated bureaucracy that we are going to fund on the backs of our kids and their kids is going to necessarily produce crappy health care, tell them that for this little fact we have actual experience: The crappy socialized health care systems that exist in other countries. Take Canada's for example, where waiting lists for routine surgeries are the norm and people are routinely denied life-saving drugs and treatments. 

Another example that the government health care commies point to consistently: Great Britain, where women give birth in hospital corridors and ambulances triage patients outside of emergency rooms to avoid the requirement that British citizens be served within four hours of entering the emergency room. And do you want to talk about rationing? Tell them about NICE -- the Natonal Institutes for Health and Clinical Excellece -- the deceptively named body that is charged with rationing care to Britons. If you go to the NICE website you can find all kinds of "guidelines, contained in spreadsheets, PDFs, Word documents, etc., all couched under the heading "NICE guidance" that prescribe ways to "cut costs" at various stages of treatment -- most of which involve denying care or holding back on care depending on age and progression and severity of illness. If you dig far enough, you can actually find the "Quality Rated Years" calculation that assigns an arbitrary value to your life based on your age and medical condition which is exactly like the one the commie libs deny they will have in place here via their medical standards board.

It is only by getting the word out and letting people know how this monstrosity the Obama, Reid and Pelosi want to foist upon us will affect them, their kids and grandkids that we will be able to keep our health care system from being traformed from the best in the world (albeit, with its own problems) to a five-times larger version of the inept, failed government bureacracy Great Britain has.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lord Obama to Pronounce Afghanistan Strategy

The lefty media is all atwitter today with the info that The Messiah, all Exalted President Most High Barack Hussein Obama will descend from his throne and make a proclamation to the peasants about his strategy for Afghanistan. Yes, this inexperienced hard-lefty Marxist has apparently gathered all the information he needs to gather to make his Solomon-like determination that is apparently NOT what the battle-hardened generals on the ground whose job it is to do this type of thing have told him they need. I predict that this strategy will more nearly resemble a convoluted commie lib hodge-podge that balances appeasement of his lefty peacenick constituency with the appearance of trying to do the right thing by our troops. In other words, just the politically-calculated "solution" that our generals and brave fighting men and women don't need. Which explains why he is announcing military strategy during a prime-time address to the nation a week from today. What more could we expect from a Saul Alinsky-worshiping commie lib who hasn't yet figured out that he's the president of the United States, these decisions are more than political calculations and he can stop with the campaign speeches.

I can hardly wait to hear what the Marxist-in-chief has to say he says with more than a hint of sarcasm.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Plead Not Guilty

In order to get all his grievances against the United States out. 

It's just as all of us rational-thinking people have been saying: Affording these despicable scumbags -- these despotic thugs -- all the rights available to your average petty criminal (Charlie Rangel, William Jefferson or a couple of Barney Frank's boyfriends for example) puts the United States on trial for the "crime" of going after the evil bastards who were directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of 3,000 Americans through the worst acts of terror ever perpetrated on our soil. We will be forced to divulge national security secrets to the scum who would defend these reprehensible bastards; we're going to have a hell of a time finding jurors for these trials because New Yorkers will rightly be afraid for their lives to sit on a jury (what, pray tell, is the make-up of a jury of a terrorists "peers"? Other terrorists?), the judge will have to be guarded for the rest of his or her life and forcing the families of terror victims to see this circus played out in the lapdog liberal press will be nothing less than ripping off the scab and stabbing a sharp knife into the deep wound that is the loss of their loved ones on 9/11.

And this is just the beginning.

Trying these dirt bags as you would an American criminal makes a total mockery of everything 4500+ of our brave soldiers have fought and died for in the last eight-plus years. For all we know, the fact that we treated these scum as what they are -- vile enemy combatants who hate us, our culture and everything we stand for as Americans -- and now are going to treat them as Americans with all the rights afforded them by the Constitution of the United States raises the question of whether we can even get convictions in these cases. Oh, Eric Holder says they will be convicted and so does The Messiah, but even this assertion raises questions of prejudicing a jury that the crooked lefty lawyers who will defend these bastards will pounce on in an effort to get their charges either greatly reduced or thrown out altogether.

And the simple fact of the matter of all of this is that Eric Holder and Barack Obama just don't care.They don't care about the fact that 3,000 Americans died eight years ago at the hands of vicious terrorists. They don't care about the feelings of the families of the victims of these vile scum. They don't care about the danger posed to all the citizens of New York City by holding these trials there in the first place. They don't care about the possibility that these slime could walk free. All they DO care about is slavishly obeying their radical leftist ideology and appeasing their leftist constituency.  And it's truly despicable that men such as these two could be in such high positions in the government of the United States of America.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Behold Eric Holder the Clueless

Say what you want about Lindsey Graham -- better than half the time he's a worthless twit as far as I'm concerned -- but today he absolutely obliterated Eric Holder on the issue of trying terrorists in the American court system and affording them all the rights we would afford a shoplifter:

The only thing to disagree with in the entire four minutes is when Graham calls Holder "an honorable man". He is nothing of the sort. He's a disagreeable, discombobulated leftist twit who is in way over his head and has no idea what he is doing in deciding to try ruthless enemy combatant savages in federal court in New York City -- just blocks from where their buddies slaughtered thousands of Americans. 
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Friday, November 13, 2009

An Open Letter to Any Senator Who is Still "On the Fence" on Government-Run Health Care

It goes without saying that any senator who can't make up their mind on the issue of turning the best health care system in the world into a massive inefficient government bureaucracy is a moron. But the fact is that these morons hold our liberty in the palms of their hands and it's up to us to do everything we can to persuade them to vote against their leadership and the clueless jackass who is the current occupant of the White House. Here's my attempt which I recently faxed to any of the aforementioned morons that I think might be persuadable. I strongly suggest that any of you who value your liberty do the same. I don't even care if you copy and paste mine. We all must do anything we can to stop this:

Ladies and gentlemen of the United States Senate:

* 10.2% unemployment, -- 17%+ if you count the underemployed and people who have stopped looking for work. We've lost almost 4 million jobs on this president's watch and all he has for the unemployed is unsubstantiated talk about "saved" jobs and a "jobs summit".

* $100 trillion in deficits national debt and unfounded liabilities in current entitlement programs. Trillions in debt sold to our enemies who could destroy our economy in the blink of an eye by merely calling it in. All this to be passed on to my kids and grandkids (and everyone else's for that matter) creating the first generation of Americans - ever - that may not be able to give their kids a better standard of living than we gave them.

* Medicare: Bankrupt. Medicaid: Bankrupt. Social Security: Bankrupt

And to this, your leadership and your president want to add the granddaddy of all entitlements - national health care - that will necessarily give us a lower standard of care, rationing and huge bills for premiums, a bill that, again, will be borne on the backs of our children and grandchildren. This monstrosity is purported to cost $1.3 trillion over ten years, but three of those years are front-loading: We start paying for it three years before it even starts! Using this type of "fuzzy math", we'll probably end up right where Medicare was 25 years after its inception: 1100% over the 1965 projections! So let's be conservative and say that your genius leaders have only underestimated by half as much. That means, the front-loaded costs over ten years of funding seven years of this plan will only be a "modest" $6.5 trillion! What a deal, ladies and gentlemen! An entitlement that eats up roughly half of the current annual gross domestic product over ten years. Add this to Social Security, the newly slashed Medicare, Medicaid, the S-chip program and other entitlements and you have an unsustainable mess that will turn this country into Botswana quicker than you can say "somebody get me a doctor".  And while we're on our way to turning the world's most prosperous republic into one of the world's largest slums, we'll start out by raping current families to pay for the "benefits" of crappy health care like they have in Canada and Great Britain.

Let me tell you ladies and gentlemen, my family is by no means "rich". But Nancy Pelosi's health care bill that you are going to attempt to "reconcile" with your own calls for $15,000 in premiums for a family in my family's income range - roughly three times what our portion of the premium on our employer-provided "Cadillac" (Who in the hell are you to tell me that my health plan is TOO good?) plan is. When you tax employers 35% on their "Cadillac" plans on the one hand and have them pay an 8% penalty for not carrying health insurance on their employees, any third-grader can tell you that you have set up a recipe for employers to drop their coverage. It's common sense, ladies and gentlemen. So it's disingenuous at best and a lie at worst to try to tell middle class Americans with employer-sponsored plans that they aren't going to end up in the government pool at $15,000 a year for crappy care.

What do we need? We need REAL health care reform:

1. We need to fix the problems with Medicare, Medicaid, the VA health system and the Tribal heath care systems before we tackle anything else that has anything remotely to do with MORE health care. The government has proven it can't run four separate (at least) health care programs. Why should we have any reason to think it can successfully run yet another health care plan?
2. We need market-based solutions: Get the government OUT of health care, don't get it more involved. Some of us are actually old enough to remember when the health care system ran well and was cost-effective - before the mid-sixties when the government waded into the fray. You paid cash for basic services and the services were priced so that you could pay cash for them. You had health insurance for catastrophic claims.
3. Along these lines, the government needs to encourage free market alternatives to government intervention: Health savings accounts; allow insurance companies to expand their risk pools by selling across state lines; get rid of all the ridiculous mandates for care and let Americans pick the coverage that works best for them.
4. Tort reform: All of you know that one of the biggest drivers of health care costs is the outrageous costs of malpractice insurance, litigation and all the tests doctors call for to make absolutely certain that they won't get sued if the patient isn't happy with the outcome.

Ladies and gentlemen, you may not be my senators. But your vote will affect my liberty and property and that of my children and grandchildren for years - decades to come. We have the best health care system in the world, and I ask that you help keep it that way - vote against the Obama/Reid/Pelosi health care boondoggle. My family's prosperity and health care and your prospects for reelection depend on it.
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Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Death of Liberty

This is what the U.S. House of Representatives brought us tonight with the passage of the most invasive, unconstitutional, .liberty-robbing, tax-raising monstrosity in the history of our Republic:

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. House passed legislation with the most far-reaching changes to the nation’s health-care system in four decades, requiring all Americans to get coverage, and subjecting insurers to new restrictions and competition from a government program.
The House voted 220-215 today to approve the measure, which would cost more than $1 trillion over 10 years. Just one Republican, Representative Joseph Cao of Louisiana, backed the plan, and 39 Democrats broke ranks to oppose it.
Lawmakers hailed the step as a historic follow-on to the 1965 creation of the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. They said the bill would cover 36 million uninsured Americans and curb costs. New rules would prevent insurers from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions, and seniors would get help obtaining preventive care and medicine.

It has become crystal clear at this point that the people we sent to "represent" us in Washington D.C. don't care what we think - period. Poll after poll over the last few months has indicated that the overwhelming majority of Americans are happy with their current health care and health insurance and oppose any attempts to change it. The majority of us instinctively know that this boondoggle will raise our taxes, rob us of our health care choices and give us vastly inferior health care at a higher cost. Scores of Americans showed up at liberal politician's "town hall meetings" to express their concerns about government-run health care. Tens of thousands flooded the email servers at the capital, melted the phone lines and tied up the fax machines. Twenty thousand showed up in Washington the other day to look their congressman in the eye and tell them they better not vote for government-run health care if they know what's good for their re-election. The radical lefties that run Congress didn't care.

As us conservatives have said all along, this has never been about "health care". It's always been about power and control. And 220 members of the U.S. House of Representatives -- including one RINO Joseph Cao of Louisiana, phone 202-225-6636, fax 202-225-1988 -- just voted themselves power over every aspect of your life. Because if these morons have control over the most personal aspect of anyone's life -- their medical records and their personal health care choices -- they have control over everything. And when the government is paying the bills, which they will be in five years if this bill becomes law, they will assert control over every aspect of your life. It starts with unconstitutionally mandating that you buy health insurance if you don't have it and levying stiff fines and penalties against you if you don't. It ends up in them dictating what you can and you can't do with your life based on the fact that the government is paying for your medical care. Overweight, well you had better lose weight or you won't be covered. Perhaps the government will have some bureaucracy to manage your diet for you. Too old? Well we'll probably just "give you a pill" (in the imortal words of The Messiah) if that and keep you confortable until you kick the bucket. Are you above the "golden ages" of 14 to 40? Well one of the guys who will have a big role in the implementation of this outrage "Zeke" brother of Rahm Imanuel will use his "complete lives system" do determine just exactly how much your life is worth but at the age of, say, 48, you've already had your shot at a complete life so if it comes down you you or the 20-year-old for kidney dialysis, you're SOL buddy.

This is an absolute outrage and the firewall now is the U.S. Senate. If you value your liberty, if you truly want to leave your kids a better society than your parents left you, the only choice we have now is to stop this in the Senate.
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Christie Wins New Jersey Governor's Race

Yes, Bob McDonnell won Virginia's governorship as well but that was widely regarded to become the royal ass beating that it was several days ago -- The Messiah threw McDonnell's opponent Creigh Deeds under the bus long ago. But The Messiah was counting on the sheer force of his magnetic personality and the help of the team he personally installed to revive Corzine's campaign. It didn't work. Moderate Republican Chris Christie is currently beating Corzine by five to six points despite the fact that Corzine outspent him better than five to one.

In the next few days you'll hear a lot of talk from the commie pinkos in the administration that these races don't count for much -- it's started already.  Excuse the hell out of me, but New Jersey is such a dark blue state that it's practically navy and in the last few days Obama did everything to get Corzine elected besides install himself as the candidate. He even took the unpresidential and unseemly step of recording a robocall in support of Corzine. Can you imagine getting up from your plate of spaghetti to answer the phone only to hear the president of the United States apologizing for interrupting your meal to stump for the little bald rich guy from New Jersey? For Corzine's part, he not only spent tens of millions of that little bald rich guy money, he sold his soul to the Obama Administration in exchange for their support. This is a HUGE loss for Obama and both of these governor's races are a HUGE reflection of the fact that Americans overwhelmingly reject the socialist agenda of the administration of the liberal's exalted Messiah. I can't wait for 2010. And 2012. Can we run the 2008 presidential election over again next month with Sarah Palin on the top of the ticket instead of McCain?  Heck, I'd even let the Democrats put Biden the Boob on the top of their ticket.
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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Stop the Obama/Pelosi/Reid Health Care Power Grab

As most of you may have heard, Nancy Pelosi unleashed the latest health care monstrosity -- a 2000-page liberty-robbing health care bill that would essentially mandate the eliminate of private health insurance policies within a five-year period, robbing all of us of the right to make our own health insurance choices, driving up costs for all of us and steal our liberty in the process. All this while leaving the same number of Americans uninsured that are already uninsured.

Here is an overview of how Pelosi/Reid/Obamacare will harm American families:

The Fix Health Care Policy blog at Heritage.org contains links to the specifics about what makes this a horrible bill.Here are just a few of the main reasons:

1. The fact is that the costs are spread over ten years starting immediately but the plan doesn't even start until 2013. So $1 trillion in costs are squeezed out of employers and employees alike over ten years to pay for six years of "health insurance reform" while they spend the first three years paying for their current health care plans. Additionally, with the federal government's propensity to underestimate the cost of everything, costs are likely to be far higher. If you use the amount that they underestimated the cost of Medicare as an average (it's likely to be much higher because this plan would cover many more Americans), the plan would actually cost between $7 and $11 trillion over ten years. This is after we've already rung up $1.4 trillion in debt in just the last year with a total national debt of $12 trillion and unfunded mandates of tens of trillions of dollars all placed on the backs of our kids and grand kids.

2. Like HR 3200, the newer bigger and worse HR 3962 prohibits the sale of private health insurance policies after five years. If you currently pay for your own, private health insurance, kiss it goodbye after five years. You'll be on the government plan (public option) and the "health choices commissioner" will make your choices for you.

3. HR 3962 will reduce costs? As if! If you are a contributing member of society, get ready to pay dozens of new taxes to fund this boondoggle. When has the government EVER reduced the cost of anything?

4. That's okay you say, I don't want health insurance. Too bad. The government will fine you for not having it and fine your employer for not providing what the government says they should provide. These fines can't go to pay your health insurance premiums. ().

As I mentioned before, this has nothing to do with health care as evidenced by the fact that it leaves the same number of Americans uninsured as we currently have -- around 15 million -- and we could easily cover all of these folks using current programs at a cost of about $40 billion over ten years. Given that 85% of Americans are happy with their current health insurance and don't want this bill it's obvious that this has everything to do with government control of one-sixth of the nation's economy.

Nancy Pelosi wants to ram this 2000-page nightmare that no one has even read through the House this week. Thursday is supposedly the target date that our liberty will be snatched away from us. If you don't have the right to make your own health care decisions -- some of the most personal and private decisions you and your family will ever make -- what rights WILL you have in the future? We must all call our representatives at 202-224-3121 and make our opinions known. A mass outpouring of opposition to this massive Democrat power grab is the only thing that will stop it.
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

New York RINO Drops Out of New York District 23 Congressional Race

Who says a conservative third-party candidate can't prevail? Certainly not the true conservatives in upstate New York.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Fighting plunging support, Republican Dierdre Scozzafava abruptly suspended her campaign Saturday in a special election for a U.S. House seat that has exposed a rift among national factions of the party.

Campaign spokesman Matt Burns said Scozzafava is essentially withdrawing from the race, although her name will remain on Tuesday's ballot. She thinks stepping aside is best for the party, he said.
"It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support," Scozzafava said in a written statement. "Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit."

The announcement comes after a Siena College poll found she was in third place with 20 percent of the vote in the heavily Republican upstate New York district that has been safe ground for the party for more than 100 years. Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman and Democratic nominee Bill Owens were too close to call with 35 percent and 36 percent, respectively.

In recent days it seemed like the only prominent Republican that still supported Scozzafava was Newt Gingrich and of course the Republican National Committee. The RNC moved quickly to endorse Hoffman, meaning what? That when conservatives stand together we can have an impact on the national party and take it back  from the RINOS. Smart conservatives know that a third party is not the way to go. What did a third party get us in 1992? Eight years of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and the use of Lewinsky as a verb to describe fellatio.  Oh yeah, and a secretary of state who is quite possibly as bad as Madeline Aldumb or Warren "Yertle the Turtle" Christopher. Hoffman would have preferred to run as a Republican, but the RINOS running the Republican establishment in New York wouldn't have it. So he turned the tables on them and his strategy worked thanks to a lot of publicity generated first by Fred Thompson and Sarah Palin then picked up by prominent conservative talk show hosts nationwide. This is a great victory for conservatism because it marks the beginning of the process of turning the Republican Party back into the party of Reagan.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mao Groupie's Hubby May Take White House Counsel Job

How convenient! The Messiah's personal attorney and Mao Ze Dunn's hubby, Bob Bauer may be taking over for Greg Craig (did this guy's parents hate him or what?) as venerable White House counsel to the most leftist administration in U.S. history:

White House Communications Director Anita Dunn's husband is emerging as the top candidate to replace Greg Craig as White House counsel, Fox News has learned.

Dunn's husband, Bob Bauer, is President Obama's personal lawyer and a former counsel to his campaign, as well as the top lawyer for the Democratic National Committee.

Senior White House officials declined to comment, but Democrats close to the situation said Bauer is under serious consideration to replace Craig, who is expected to leave the White House by the end of the year.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said no decisions have been made on Craig's future or on any potential replacement.

Dunn, who has leveled sharp criticism at Fox News in recent weeks, is also expected to leave the White House by the end of the year. She took the communications post on an interim basis in late April, replacing Ellen Moran, who resigned to become chief of staff at the Commerce Department.
 Presumably Dunn will be leaving to take the communications director post for Mao national shrine and museum where she will spin his slaughter of 50-70 million Chinese during his regime as "the people's right to choose" to end their lives prematurely.

It's rather unusual for a man and a woman who have little or nothing in common to become man and wife. So it's only fair to assume that Bauer is aware of his wife's Maoist tendencies and approves of them, if not actively supporting her love of genocidal maniacs. And this guy, married to a commie-loving feminazi straight from hell (why else would she not do the respectable thing and take her husband's last name) -- a guy who is obvious a close friend of The Messiah himself -- is going to be handling legal affairs for the White House. How much better can it get, folks?
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"Living With" Ten Percent Unemployment

Yes folks, ten months into the Administration of the Exalted Messiah, we're beginning to transition from the "I inherited a mess" excuse for the continued economic troubles to the "new norm" explanation for the economic mess we're still in:

WASHINGTON -- Even with an economic revival, many U.S. jobs lost during the recession may be gone forever and a weak employment market could linger for years.
That could add up to a "new normal" of higher joblessness and lower standards of living for many Americans, some economists are suggesting.
The words "it's different this time" are always suspect. But economists and policy makers say the job-creating dynamics of previous recoveries can't be counted on now.

First of all, let's put to bed the notion that there is some type of "economic revival". Last time I checked, just like the definition of a recession is two quarters of negative economic growth, the definition of a recovery ought to be two quarters of positive economic growth. Sorry to burst The Messiah's bubble but we didn't even have one quarter of positive economic growth. What we have is the lapdog liberal media peeing their pants at every little teeny-tiny scintilla of evidence that there might be some positive economic news and immediately pouncing on it to declare the recession over. Let's look at the facts:

* For the entire eight years of the Bush Administration liberals and their lapdogs in the press were declaring that the growth years of the Bush Administration were the worst for the economy since the Great Depression even though the exact opposite was the truth.

* During a Republican administration, the media trot out the soup line occupants and homeless shelter sad sacks at the first sign of one minor economic indicator dropping 1/100th of a percent. In fact, even during the boom years in a Republican administration (which are most of the years of a Republican administration), you can't get past the stories about the people the economy has "left behind". Oddly enough, during a Democrat administration -- especially The Messiah's administration -- these stories are non-existent, even as the economy continues to tank.

* In the U.S., we are used to robust economic growth (spurred by conservative economic policies) interrupted by short recessionary pullbacks (spurred by liberal economic policies -- this is an historical fact). In all past cases -- even preceding the Great Depression -- the definition of a recovery has been wild economic growth that has brought us back to the baseline and past it in a matter of months. Nothing even close to that is happening right now.

*The Dow has been lingering between 9,000 and 10,000 for the past 3 months and the trend could only be described as mediocre -- it's not exactly charging ahead. Every major economic indicator -- unemployment, consumer confidence, home sales, household income -- are in the tank. None of them have even come close to approaching their pre-recession baselines. Yet the press jumps up and down for joy at new home sales being up a few percentage points when they are actually comparing new home sales to the previous year when they were at record lows. Can you imagine ANY member of the press talking about a "jobless recovery" with a straight face during the last administration? Of course not. But in the era of The Messiah, it's actually given serious consideration. NEWS FLASH: You can't have a "recovery" without jobs because if people are still losing their jobs, the economy isn't recovering. Likewise, would the press have accepted a Bush Administration estimate of "saved jobs"? Of course not, but they lap it up when Obama and his minions talk about how many jobs their massive, irresponsible spending has "saved".

The facts are that the only reason why we will have to "live with" chronic 10+% unemployment (17+% if you count those who have given up their search or have taken part time employment) is because liberal economic policies -- talk of higher taxes on everything from cow farts to soda pop, crushing debt that threatens double-digit inflation and the loss of our AAA credit rating, absolute, unadulterated out of control government spending on top of out of control spending -- are going to continue to kill this economy and make it so that we WILL have to "live with" protracted economic malaise. We know what will fix this. We know how we can pull ourselves out of the Obama economic malaise. All we have to do is learn from history: Conservative economic policies grow the economy, liberal economic policies kill the economy. We can fix this by throwing the liberal bums -- Democrat and Republican alike -- out and electing good conservatives who will institute pro-growth economic policies.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Enter the "Pay Czar"

No, you didn't wake up in Communist China or the former Soviet Union this morning (although either one of these countries is arguably more capitalist than we are any more). You woke up in the Brave New World of Obama where the "Pay Czar" dictates executive pay:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers said on Wednesday the administration's pay czar will "substantially reduce" the paychecks at firms that have received billions of taxpayer dollars.
"With respect to the companies that have been major recipients of federal support, Ken Feinberg is reviewing them...(and) will, I suspect, produce an outcome where they will be very substantially reduced," Summers told the Reuters Washington Summit.
Feinberg, the pay czar appointed by President Barack Obama in June, is expected to cut total compensation by an average of 50 percent for the top earners at seven bailed-out firms, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The administration has faced public outrage, as Wall Street firms that were recently propped up by federal assistance have brought their bonuses back to pre-crisis levels even as the general population faces the highest unemployment level in 26 years.

Some might argue that these folks make to much anyway and that their firms took government money and if you are in bed with the government, the feds dictate the terms of your employment.  First of all, who in the hell are the feds to be dictating how much money a CEO makes? This is a decision that should be made by a board of directors that is elected by the shareholders. Secondly, now you see why these "bailouts" were a crappy idea in the first place. If the CEO does such a lousy job that his company fails, let it fail. That's the free market. No company is "too big to fail". Are these banks and automakers any better off with the government money than without it? Hell no. Just ask the folks at the Ford Motor Company whose executives aren't having their pay dictated by a "pay czar" because they didn't strike a deal with the devil.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

White House Communications Director is a Mao Groupie

What is it with commie-lovers in this administration? Mark Lloyd worships Hugo Chavez and admires his control over the media in Venezuela. Carol Browner is a Socialist. Van Jones was a Socialist. The Messiah worships communists which is probably why there are so many in his administration. And now we have Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, an avowed admirer of Mao Zedong. Here's video from Glenn Beck's show in which Dunn names genocidal maniac and communist Mao Zedong as one of her top two favorite political philosophers then proceeds to expound on her admiration of his political history and spunk.

Dunn is the one who has declared war on Fox News claiming that they get their talking points from the Republican Party.   

Nearly every host on Fox News, especially Glenn Beck who has installed a "red phone" from Fox News studios to the White House, would love to talk to Mao Ze Dunn about these allegations, but Dunn has been strangely non-communicative with the people at Fox who just want to set the record straight. Perhaps it's just that Dunn isn't interested in airing out the facts about her affection for Mao and the affinity The Messiah has for choosing socialists and communists for the important cabinet positions. Sounds to me like she's more interested in taking the same position news media the Obama Administration objects to here in the United States of America land of the free, home of the brave, as Hugo Chavez has in Venezuela -- just shut them down. You know, the same type of strategy her colleague Mark Lloyd, the FCC "diversity czar" praised Chavez for.

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Friday, October 09, 2009

The Messiah Wins Nobel Peace Prize !!!!????

Last week, I heard The Messiah described as a beta male dog:

The alpha male dog is the one that will protect it's territory at all costs. The beta male rolls over, exposing his belly and throat to the alpha male to show him he means him no harm and as a way of begging for the other dog's mercy. The liberal's president is our beta male dog. An apologist for the "sins" of America, appeaser of terror states, friend of dictators, apologist for America's overwhelming power and strength that has made the world a safer and freer place. And worse, he's determined to diminish our status as a world military power in the face of tremendous threats to our security and that of our allies. Hence the reason the panty-wastes at the Nobel committee conferred upon our beta male dog their worthless prize.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mrs. Bill Clinton's Buddy Gets 24 Years

Another Clinton crony gets hard time while the Clintons again get away scott free:

NEW YORK - Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that "strikes at the very core of our democracy."
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero sentenced the 58-year-old Hsu, who raised money for Hillary Rodham Clinton and others, to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to fraud charges and another four years and four months in prison for his conviction at trial for breaking campaign finance laws.
In a lengthy criticism of Hsu's fraud, the judge said the former fundraiser used political contributions to win respect and impress investors as he committed campaign finance fraud.
"Mr. Hsu's disgraceful use of political campaigns to perpetuate his Ponzi schemes, as well as his acts of campaign finance fraud, strikes at the very core of our democracy," Marrero said.

Democratic fundraiser is one way to say it, but only to cover for the fact that this guy was a major fundraiser for the Missus in her campaign to become the second-worst president in my lifetime (right behind the current one and in my estimation, just a tad in front of Jimmy Carter):

You might recall that Hsu helped raise more than $2 million ($2.4 million is the figure that sticks in my mind)  for Mrs. Bill Clinton of which The Missus returned $800,000. That's in comparison to $1 million raised for all other Democrat candidates. The Missus OWNS Norman Hsu and he would have owned her had he not be caught and she became president. One of the U.S. Attorneys who prosecuted Hsu try to portray his beneficiaries -- Hillary chief among them -- as "innocent victims of his devious ways". Hillary innocent? To quote the great Wayne Campbell: "as if!" Tell that to Gennifer Flowers, Juanita Brodderick, Susan and Jim McDougal, Web Hubbell, Vince Foster, Johnny Chung, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Kathleen Willey ........

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just Like We Said: "Health Insurance Reform" Has Nothing to Do With Health Insurance Reform

It doesn't have anything to do with "health care" reform -- the last unpopular iteration of the Socialist's attempt to hijack nearly 20% of the economy -- either. If anything proves this, it's the fact that Democrats soundly defeated an attempt by Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning to require them them to actually have a bill and have it analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office at least 72 hours before voting on it.

This was Senator John F'in Kerry's lame excuse for not wanting to know what he was voting for:

Democrats argued that waiting for the legislative languange to be written, and for the CBO to evaluate it, would needlessly delay the process by weeks.
"Let's be honest about it, most people don't read the legislative language," Sen. John Kerry said.
 Presumably this legislative language "most people don't read" would be eerily similar to the HR3200 legislative language that hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans printed, bound and pored over before they attended town hall meetings to quiz their "representatives" on why the legislative language was written in such a way that it deprived people of the right to keep their own health care plans, throwing them into a crappy government plan, set up panels of bureaucrats who decided whether old folks lived or whether they just "took a pill" (to use the death panel denier's phrase), would tax the hell out of employers and employees alike and still run huge deficits and slash hundreds of billions out of Medicare among many other things. No, you're right Mr. F'in Kerry: most people don't read it, most concerned people devoured it.

The bottom line here is this: If these folks really cared about reforming "health insurance", they would have no problem taking the time to expose their plans to the light of day. But this isn't about health care, it's about radically transforming our society by taking complete control of one of the most private and personal aspects of any American's life: Their health care. And this, in turn, gives them the green light to take control of many other aspects of our lives and rob us of our liberty in the name of providing everything for us. They are coming for our "health care" and if they've got our health care, they've got everything.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Will McChrystal Quit if His Boss Continues to Vacillate of Afghanistan?

I have to admire good military men (not ones who will lie for their boss like James Jones) like General Stanley McChrystal who stay on during a provable idiot's presidential administration to attempt to salvage something from the fool's errand that is The Idiot's military and foreign policy. But how long can he keep hanging on as The Messiah (aka The Idiot) walks a tightrope between appeasing his anti-defense buddies on the far left  and understanding that after nearly nine months in office he's going to have to make a tough decision that might piss off his buddies on the left?

Like it or not, The Idiot owns this policy and he's going to have to shake off his leftist bent and realize that the presidency of the United States is the Big Job, not "community organizing" out of the back of an old Honda, the pursuit of which is, in the final analysis, of little consequence to anyone. I've got news for The Idiot: The job he's in now DOES count -- big time -- and when you're the president of the United States, you've got to make tough decisions regardless of whether you're capable of it or not. And it's obvious this moron is utterly incapable of making a decision that is any tougher than where to fly his wife off to for an uber expensive date on the taxpayer dollar.

What's the right decision in this case? Since The Idiot has absolutely no idea what he is doing in any aspect of a job that is way above his head (I mean watch him for a couple of days: He still thinks he's running for president), take the advice of the guy who does know about waging war: The general you put in charge of running the war. If The Idiot doesn't, he may well be abandoned by any real military leaders and find himself surrounded by yes-men like Gates and Jones.

Is anyone besides me struck by the utter absurdity of the talk that the world's Superpower might lose a war against a bunch of rag-tag terrorists worn down by eight years of fighting? It's not because our military isn't the best in the world.Our fighting men and women are second to none. It's not because we don't think our country is the best in the world and worth fighting for against the threat of another terror attack. It's because the president of the United States doesn't think there is anything exceptional about our military or our country: We're just one of a couple hundred other countries around the world to him: No better and no worse. In fact we're dismissive and derisive.

There ought to be a test -- similar to the test we need for voters to ensure we don't end up with an idiot for president -- about the history of American exceptionalism. If you can't write in 500 words or less why this country is exceptional in the world, you shouldn't be able to qualify to run for president and this "president" can't. It would take him more than 500 words to introduce the topic by apologizing for all of our "misdeeds" and by that time he would have forgotten the topic if he ever knew it in the first place.

PS: I don't like the fact that I have to call the president The Idiot, but it increasingly seems that this is the only apt way to describe this man and his ignorant, foolish and dangerous presidency.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Obama's Tweedle Dee-Tweedle Dum Dum Foreign Policy

The Administration of the Most Exalted Liberal Messiah has a foreign policy that would be humorous if the future of our nation and the world and our status as the world's premier super power weren't at stake.

The very first clue that The Messiah's foreign policy would suck was simply the fact that he's the most radical commie lib ever to hold the office of the presidency of the United States. This is something that wasn't lost on those of us with functioning brains long before he was even the Socialist's (Oh, sorry it's Democrat's, isn't it? There's so little difference between the two these days it's easy to forget that there is supposed to be a difference.) presidential nominee. Now that nearly half the people who voted for him are suffering buyer's remorse, there's little we can do about it except to shake our heads in wonder at the notion that so many people could have actually thought this guy would make a good president.

The second clue that foreign policy wasn't exactly at the top of his priority list is that The Messiah's arch rival, of whom he has little affection for (and she him, I might add) was offered the position of United States Secretary of State as a booby prize and Obama has treated the post exactly like he thinks it's a booby prize even though it should be one of the most important and well-considered cabinet positions. Appointing a crooked lawyer with no credible experience who stood by her man while he received Lewinskies in the White House to what should be one of the most powerful and influential positions in the cabinet doesn't exactly speak well of how he feels about the position that represents the most powerful nation on the face of the earth (before he succeeds in destroying this status).

The most recent (and dangerous) clues that The Messiah could care less about our relationships and status in the world community came last week when Tweedle Dee -- The Messiah himself -- announced on the 70th anniversary of the Russian invasion of Poland that Poland and the Czech Republic could take a long walk off a short pier if they thought that the United States of America could be trusted to make good on their promise to defend these two former Soviet Bloc countries with missile defense. Enter Tweedle Dum One National Security adviser James Jones, admitting that Iran is rapidly developing its missile technology:

White House National Security Adviser James L. Jones says President Obama's decision to abandon a long-range missile defense site in Eastern Europe was driven by U.S. intelligence concerns that Iran is further along than previously thought in developing medium-range missiles that could strike Western Europe and the Middle East with nuclear warheads.

"We think they are heading toward weaponiz[ing] these missiles, which obviously we want to dissuade them from doing," the retired four-star Marine general told The Washington Times, explaining why U.S. officials dramatically shifted from years of focus on guarding against longer-range intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Gen. Jones also acknowledged that the policy shift announced on Thursday will pay "an ancillary benefit" to U.S. efforts to improve relations with Moscow, taking issue with a statement by White House press secretary Robert Gibbs that the change was "not about Russia."

 Makes perfect sense to me: Iran is rapidly developing the capability to nuke Europe so let's pull our plans to put missile defense in Europe. With all due respect to General Jones, God knows how he got to be a four-star Marine general if he actually believes this. This is a bright shining example of the kind of twisted liberal illogic that eventually it will take another rational conservative like Ronald Reagan to get us out of -- if we can outlast the foolish boy president and his destructive policies. The object here is to kiss Iran's ass in hopes of getting them not to nuke Europe or Israel after they develop the nuke that we haven't had any success in getting them to stop building by kissing their asses with the added benefit of getting to kiss the ass of another of our enemies -- Russia -- while simultaneously pissing off our allies Poland and the Czechs and .... Israel who one of The Messiah's trusted advisers -- Tweedle Dum Two Zbigniew Brzeznski -- thinks we should stop from defending itself by shooting its planes out of the sky as it attempts to do what we should have done -- take out Iran's nuclear capabilities:

In a little noticed interview with the Daily Beast (presumably little noticed because serious people don't read the Daily Beast), Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites -- the American president must give the order to shoot down Israeli aircraft as they cross Iraqi airspace:
DB: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in America’s worst interest?
Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?
DB: What if they fly over anyway?
Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.
If you are thinking this is utter insanity, utter insanity is vastly understating the case: This is madness borne of some type of serious mental disorder. We all know that liberalism is a mental disorder. But if plain Jane vanilla liberalism is a mental disorder, this commie leftist sickness is akin to the type of disorder that causes a mother to drown five kids in a bathtub.

Thanks, those of you who wanted "change", because this is the "change" we got: The destruction of our status as a world superpower and the creation of the laughing stock of the world that is the U.S. under the Barack Obama foreign policy (or lack thereof). Enemies simultaneously heaping praise on us and flipping us off as they realize they can do pretty much whatever they want to us and the world because we won't do anything to stop them because our brilliant commie lib leaders have decided that having our enemies "like" us is preferable to keeping the world safe for democracy -- even at the expense of hanging our tried and true friends out to dry. It's almost as if Obama hates this country and wants to do his best to destroy our status in the world community. Oh yeah, that's right: He DOES hate this country. Whatever else would cause him to endanger world peace just to keep our enemies happy?
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama Gives the Finger To Poland and the Czech Republic

The Messiah today used the most twisted Orwellian Newspeak to defend his scrapping of fixed missile defense systems for the former Soviet-era states in Eastern Europe:

"This new approach will provide capabilities sooner, build on proven systems and offer greater defenses against the threat of missile attack,"
What "new approach, you may ask? This "new approach":

Under the new plan, the US would initially deploy ships with missile interceptors and in a second phase would field land-based defense systems.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hailed the decision, which removed an issue clouding US efforts to enlist Russian support on Afghanistan, Iran and nuclear arms control.

"We value the US president's responsible approach towards implementing our agreements," Medvedev said in an address shown on national television. "I am ready to continue the dialogue."
Critics accused the White House of dangerous weakness.

Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate who lost to Obama in 2008, blasted the move as "seriously misguided" and former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, a leading Bush-era hawk, was scathing.
"It's just unambiguously a bad decision," Bolton said. "Russia and Iran are the big winners. I just think it's a bad day for American national security."

You bet it's a bad day for American national security, just like the guy who should be secretary of state said. And it's little consolation to Poland and the Czechs that The Messiah wants to put a cheaper missile defense system on ships that could be hundreds or thousands of miles away when they are needed to defend them. If we are truly interested in national security and making good on our commitment to defend democracy around the world, why wouldn't we just do both? And a better question is why Russia was even worried about these missile batteries unless they intend to launch missile strikes in Poland or the Czech Republic? An even better question is why in God's name does The Messiah want to kiss the Russian's asses? What possible good can come of it? Here are the answers to these questions, respectively:

* Obama doesn't want to do either: he just uses the bald-faced leftist lie that a cheap ship-based system will make us safer to cover for the fact that he doesn't want to do what we know works: Missile defense of the type we were planning on installing that has been increasing its reliability with every test.

* Russia is rapidly heading down the road back to the old Soviet policies Reagan defeated 20 years ago and communist expasionism is a part of that plan. There is no reason for them to oppose this missile defense unless they have designs on dominating the sovereign nations of Poland and the Czech Republic once again.

* The Messiah wants to kiss Russian butt because it fits with the namby-pamby leftist foreign policy of dissing your friends and talking to your enemies in the hope that if you are really, really, really nice to them that they'll be really, really, really nice to you. This doesn't work, it has never worked, Russian has never given up the old Soviet desire to "bury us" and having the Russian president say good things about us is a bad thing. They are laughing their asses off at our weakness right now.

* No good can come of this. The world is a more peaceful and safer place when the United States is strong and makes it known that we will defend democracy around the world. We use our strength for good unlike any other country in the world and if we're not defending democracy, democracy will die. The Obama foreign policy doctrine is even more dangerous than the Clinton foreign policy doctrine that brought us the last worst terrorist attack on our soil in the history of our country. God knows what Obama's foolish foreign policy will bring.
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Lefty Feingold (and other lefties) Join Republicans in Oposition to Commie Czars

Commie Lib Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold has sent a letter to The Messiah asking him to detail the roles and responsibilities of all those Commie Czars:

Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin joined the anti-czar chorus Wednesday, asking Obama to detail the roles and responsibilities of all of the czars in his administration and to explain why he believes the use of czars is consistent with the Senate’s constitutional power to offer advice and consent on top-level executive branch officials.

“To the extent that this undercuts that role and people are put in the place of Cabinet people and really are the key authorities and you can’t question them, that’s something worth talking about,” Feingold said. “I think it’s a fair point.”

Feingold says he doesn’t know if there are any constitutional violations, but he suggested that he may hold an oversight hearing on the matter.

Although the czar charge has come mostly from the right, Feingold isn’t the only Democrat to voice concerns about the issue.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in an interview Wednesday that there needs to be better Senate oversight, although she was quick to add that some czar critics have incorrectly labeled a number of Senate-confirmed administration officials as White House czars.

If Commie Russ doesn't know if there are any Constitutional violations then he better borrow a copy of the U.S. Constitution from a conservative and read it. We know he doesn't have much use for the Constitution ordinarily, but I bet he can't find anything in there that authorizes an unaccountable shadow government to be put in place without the advice and consent of the Senate comprised mainly of leftist wackos who have among other things declared their undying affection for Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, called Republicans assholes and advocated the kind of population control they have in Communist China.

The fact is that most of the cabinet secretaries -- the most corrupt and meddling first lady  of the 20th Century, Tiller the baby killer's favorite governor, the lapdog at defense, Tim Tax Cheat Geithner et. al. -- are bad enough, even though most of them are just for show. After all, when's the last time Mrs. Bill Clinton did anything important in her role as secretary of state? And the only thing Kathleen Sebelius is good at is standing next to Obama at press conferences looking like the perfect old hag. But the folks who really reflect The Messiah's ideology are the czars and Feingold is right: We need to know just what the hell these folks are doing and what the extent of their authority is.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Update: The List of Senators Voting In Favor of ACORN's Support of Child Prostitution

Thanks to Hot Air Blog, here is the list of seven senators who apparently have no problem supporting child prostitution and tax evasion with our tax dollars:

  • Dick Durbin (D-IL) Fax: 202-228-0400
  • Roland Burris (D-IL) Fax: 202-228-3333
  • Robert Casey (D-PA) Fax: 202-228-0604
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Fax: 202-228-0282
  • Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Fax: 202-224-3479
  • Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Fax: 202-228-0776
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Fax: 202-228-6362
Personally, I prefer the fax contact myself. The web forms are stupid and designed specifically to keep you from sending broadcast emails to multiple politicians. Call offices like I have many times, and the phone is more than likely going to be answered by someone who, like the lefty they work for, is a pompous male sexual appendage who could give a rat's ass what you have to say and will be damned if they will pass it on to your "representative". Loading up fax machines with stacks of paper all over Capitol Hill gives every lefty you send it to a hard copy of your frustration. And with an Internet fax service such as MyFax.com, you can send one sharply worded fax to every lefty on your list. I usually send a copy to every fax machine in every office of my buddy Tom Harkin. By now he's pretty clear on the fact that I don't like him none too much. At least Harkin didn't vote to support the child-whoring pimp assistance program run by at least four ACORN offices.

These folks need to hear from you regardless of whether or not they are from your state. When one senator votes to support child prostitution, it taints the entire senate and makes the United States of America look foolish (this Congress and this Administration are good at that, aren't they?).

Folks that might be inclined to write these idiots and tell them what they think are generally smart enough to know exactly what they want to say, but telling them that sanctioning child prostitution by voting to continue to fund a group that wanted to provide funds for the purchase of a brothel with our tax dollars is nearly as bad as the act itself and they should be ashamed would be a good start.
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