Friday, July 31, 2009

What or Who’s Driving Up the Deficit?

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez as found at 7/31/09
Cartoon by Eric Allie as found on 7/29/09

“President (Soetoro a/k/a) Obama says the main force driving up our deficit is the cost of healthcare.

“But according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the main force driving up the deficit is actually President (Soetoro alias) Obama!”

- - NewsBusted,
Episode 7/31/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous on Taxpayers' Tab

Cartoon by William Warren as found at

ObamaCare, Red or Blue Pill?

Cartoon by Adam Stiles as found at 7/31/09

Guns or Rainbows

USAToday Quick Question

The Second Amendment means . . .

Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?

___ Yes

___ No

___ Undecided


The voting results so far indicate around 97% in favor of one of the three options. Take the poll and see the results for yourself.

Gun ownership is but another one of the liberties this current administration and current Congress are trying to confiscate.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

More Obama Lies

The Right Way to Amend the Constitution, part 6

This is part six of an ongoing series of articles containing proposals for amendments to the Constitution. For someone who claims so fervently to be a “Constitutionalist”, how is it that I can be so eager to change the Constitution? Well, there are several reasons. For one thing, I believe that after the Bill of Rights, much damage was done by some of the amendments that were added and the legitimacy of some of their ratifications are questionable. Secondly, the Constitution has been violated so much that the necessity of further amendments is needed to resolve the resulting problems. But this should be done extremely cautiously. These amendments are extremely unlikely to ever be introduced, much less ratified, but hey, I can dream, can’t I?

In lieu of writing a new proposal for a Constitutional amendment, I will further comment on the one I posted last week, The Audacity of Legitimacy Amendment. Click here to read it in its entirety.

I have a few comments on Section 4, which says, “The House of Representatives shall, within 48 hours of the ratification of this article, select a President in the manner described in Article II section 1 Clause 3 and elsewhere in this Constitution as if no Person had received a majority of votes in the last Electoral College in Dispute. The President so selected shall be elected to complete the remainder of the term held by the de facto President.”

The House could not just pick anybody to fill out the remainder of Barack Obama’s term. In fact, if this amendment were to be ratified in during Mr. Obama’s alleged first term, then I believe John McCain (unfortunately) would become the President. This is because he is the only one who received any legitimate electoral votes for President. In both Article II section 1 Clause 3 and the 12th Amendment, the House is limited to the “persons having the highest numbers [of electoral votes] not exceeding [five in Article II and three in the 12th Amendment] on the list of those voted for as President”. I would assume that “voted” refers to the Electoral College vote and that if someone did not get any Electoral College votes, then they are not “on the list”. I could always add additional conditions, but I would rather have as little interference with what the Constitution already says as possible.

If this Amendment were to pass while Mr. Obama illegally holds the office of the Presidency and after the next the Presidential election day, but before the Electoral College vote, and if he was reelected (in the Electoral College vote), then 20th Amendment would apply. In this case, Obama’s running mate would act as President beginning January 20th, 2013 and “until a President shall have qualified”. If the amendment passes in Obama’s second (usurped) term, then the conditions in the previous paragraph would prevail, with those receiving electoral votes in 2012 being voted on by the House. The 20th Amendment would also be applied in the case that John McCain died or if he became ineligible. In that case, Congress “may by law provide…declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected…”

The first portion of Section 5 is intended to cover the unlikely case in which the only eligible Presidential candidate is also the Vice President. That would mean, for example, Joe Biden would be removed from office and the vacancy would be filled by John McCain (at Obama’s choice). Since the election of Joe Biden is relatively legitimate, he should be left in office.

But that brings up an interesting point. Even though Joe Biden’s eligibility to become Vice President is not in question, the actual manner in which he was elected is somewhat questionable. In some states, a Vice Presidential candidate is not eligible to receive electors if the other member of ticket is not eligible. This makes some, but not all of Joe Biden’s electoral votes illegitimate. I’m not going to take the time to find out if he would still have had enough votes to beat Sarah Palin. (The Electoral College ballots for President and Vice President are distinct according to the 12th Amendment. If any of Biden’s votes are illegitimate, these votes would all presumably go to Palin.) But the current wording of my amendment overrides all of this, making Joe Biden’s election official (if he is in fact, the de facto Vice President at the time that the amendment is ratified or similarly if another running mate or Vice President was subsequently chosen by Mr. Obama).

Finally, I want to explore a little bit about what would happen if Mr. Obama were declared ineligible and my amendment did not pass. Ordinarily, if a law is passed by Congress and if the President does not sign it in so many days, then it becomes law just as if he did. But what if there is no President? Is Joe Biden our real President (by the 20th Amendment)? Even if this is so, there have been other actions taken by Mr. Obama (such as executive orders) which are illegal since he is not our President. These would have to be dealt with in some way.

Stay “tuned” for another proposed constitutional amendment next week.

Obama's Broken Tax Promise

ObamaCare Means More Fraud

30 suspects were just arrested for $16 million in Medicare Fraud. How many others are out there getting away with this without being caught. This has cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars over the past decade (source: Miami Herald). If you think that this is bad... wait until Obamacare passes!

Janet Napolitano Address the Council on Foreign Relations

“When we add a prominent former computer hacker to our Home Security Advisory Council as I just did…”

“Our physical United States border should be our last line of defense…”

“We’re going well beyond what we’ve done in the past…”

Pro-lifers, states rights advocates, constitutionalists, those concerned about illegal immigration, Iraq war veterans and anyone expressing their support for Ron Paul, Bob Barr, or Chuck Baldwin… Look out!

Take Back This Nation, part 3

I attended the Proclamation March this last Sunday afternoon at the Bulldogs Roadhouse Restaurant. This event was in support of the right to bear arms. The main speaker was Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul and likely candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky in 2010. (The incumbent, Jim Bunning has just dropped out of the race according to Fox News.) I am not ready to endorse him yet, but probably will once I find out all of his positions on the issues. Anyone in Kentucky who wants to vote for him (or any other Republican) in the 2010 primary must be registered as a Republican by December 31, 2009. Great speech and answer session, Rand!

Speeches were also given by Ian Grumbine, Brenda Wehrman, and Kentucky Gubenatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith. Tennessee Gubenatorial candidate Carl “two feathers” Whittaker could not make it.

Lindsay Graham Votes for Sotomayor

Liberal Senator Lindsey “I’m a conservative, but I’m no Ron Paul” Graham has once again proven that voting for a Democrat isn’t always the liberal thing to do.

Here is what I mean by this:

Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined with Democrats in voting for the most liberal Supreme Court justice nominee ever. Sotomayor is so liberal, that she believes not only that a woman has a legal right to choose to have abortion, but that it is a constitutional right to have an abortion for free (paid at taxpayer’s expense). So even if Congress never passed any law in which funds for abortion were appropriated, she would say that women should sue to have their abortions paid for by the taxpayer and she would rule in their favor. Graham is continuing a long line of liberal, sell-out Republicans who have voted for extremist liberal Supreme Court justices. (A case in point, John McCain voted to confirm both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steven Breyer to the Supreme Court.) In the 2008 general election, Graham defeated a true pro-life, pro-peace, pro-liberty Democrat, Bob Conley. Who cares if there are 60 Democrat senators? With Republicans like these, they might as well all be Democrats.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Late Night Takes – Michael Vick, a doggone shame

Late Night Takes
Cartoon by Steve Kelly as found on 7/29/09

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Michael Vick was re-instated by the NFL yesterday. No team has offered him a contract yet, but he's hoping somebody throws him a bone.

● He has a new leash on life.

These jokes are courtesy of
which periodically sends out an email compilation of late night jokes, few of which are worth repeating . . . this is the exception.

You Go Michelle (Malkin, that is)

Matt Lauer interviewed conservative Michelle Malkin on NBC’s Today Show yesterday. The exchange between Lauer and Malkin was telling. The discussion regarded the recent U.S. Senate Judiciary vote that recommend Sonia Sotomayor be sent to the entire sent to be voted on for confirmation as Supreme Court Justice. Hat tip is due to for the following excerpt of the interview transcript. I was very impressed with Michelle’s quick wit and concise critique of Lindsey Graham.

LAUER: After the, the last election it was said that the Republicans need to broaden the tent, they need to reach out to minorities. Reach out to Hispanics. Is that, are those six "no" votes gonna hurt Republicans down the road?

MALKIN: No, because they were six principled votes AGAINST RACIAL PREFERENCES and the idea that somehow IDENTITY POLITICS has a place on the court of law.

LAUER: Why do you think Lindsey Graham voted in favor?

MALKIN: I think Lindsey Graham has a history of PANDERING to this idea that somehow the, the party should broaden itself for the sake of PANDERING TO DIVERSITY.

Michelle Malkin demonstrates that she is a ‘nice’ Ann Coulter, every bit as perceptive, brilliant, wise, and sarcastic. The things that Malkin said about Graham holds true for Ohio’s George Voinovich, Maine's Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, Indiana’s Dick Lugar and Arizona’s John McCain. All six are unprincipled pandering, wishy-washy, politically correct moderate liberal RINOs, who cannot be trusted as true conservatives on very many important issues.

2 U Who Acted Stupidly . . .

and Who Voted Stupidly, too!
Cartoon by Chip Bok as found at 7/27/09
Now doesn't this cartoon say it all? I bet those gullible elderly, enticed by that smooth talking socialist shyster, Barry Soetoro alias Barack Obama, to vote for him last fall, are scrapping their B.O. bumper stickers off their bumpers, especially since they found out what he is trying to do to them via healthcare rationing!

President Acting Stupidly

Cartoon by William Warren as found on 7/28/09

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ObamaCare Explored & Exposed

Tune-In Tonight at 8:30 pm ET for a Special Webcast on the Moral, Ethical and Financial Dangers of the President's Health Care Reform Plan

Watch Live at

July 28, 2009

A special webcast concerning President (Soetoro alias) Obama's health care plan. Obama and the Democratic leadership have ignored the moral, ethical, and financial threats of a government takeover of health care. Just this week, President (Soetoro a/k/a) Obama told CBS News he didn't want to "wade into" the debate over whether taxpayers should be forced to pay for abortions within his health care takeover.

The President has already "waded in" - in fact, he's up to his neck in a plan that would compel Americans to pay for abortion-on-demand. Opposition is building in Congress and across the country against the Obama proposal, which would flood the coffers of the abortion industry.
To learn the story the networks won't tell you, to get the depth of perspective the networks can't give you, and to point the way forward on such a critical issue as health care, join Tony Perkins, along with FRCAction's respected experts as they are joined by key Congressional leaders for an exclusive Webcast beginning at 8:30 pm. EDT tonight.


During the Webcast, you will be given a behind-the-scenes look at the fight to:
- stop taxpayer funding of abortion,- protect the conscience rights of health care workers, and - prevent a government takeover that will impose a massive tax and debt burden on you and your family.

Government-Run Healthcare

“House Democrats are censoring Republicans for using (the term) government-run healthcare' in their correspondence.

“So this must be the new transparency Democrats promised, censoring the phrase ‘government-run healthcare,' when referring to GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE.”

- - NewsBusted,
Episode 7/28/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Its Time We Started Chanagin’ A TEA Party Protest Song

I found this super protest song on Glenn Beck’s 9/12 group website. The words of this true protest song do Bob Dylan’s music proud. The video was posted by strings1955 on YouTube. Below the video are the transcribed lyrics.

Its Time We Started Changin’

(Based on a Bob Dylan tune from the 1960s)

Come gather around people wherever you roam
And admit that the tyrants around you have grown
They’ll take all you hold dear and all that you own
If freedom to you is worth savin’
Then you better stand up or we’ll sink like a stone
For its times we started changin’.

Come all you newscasters and the stuff that you spin
There’s no truth to your stories beginning to end
Is the news that you’re sellin’ so your side will win?
Take care in what you are sayin’
For you reap what you sow and this lyin’ must end
For its time you started changin’.

Come President and Congress hear our new decree
This money you’re spendin’ like sailors on leave,
Not one more red cent are we lettin’ you see
And with one voice we’ll be proclaimin’
If you don’t stop it now, you’ll be back on the street
For its time you started changin’.

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
Now is the time you must make a stand
For your children’s future is still in your hands
And their freedom is rapidly fadin’
So take back this country for them while you can
For its time you started changin’.

The line it is drawn now here in the sand
And it reaches across all through this great land
Like our Founding Fathers, let’s all take a stand
Pledge your lives, fortunes and honor
To keep what they started, let’s start over again
For the times they are a changin’.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Palin’s Commencement Address to Alaska & America

Over the lunch hour I caught a few minutes of the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show. He played a few clips of Governor Palin’s Farewell Address in Alaska, which she made on Sunday. I was impressed with some of the sound bites. I listened to the entire speech and want to highlight a few of the more stunning and powerful remarks. She did the speech without the aid of a teleprompter, by the way.

Below is a two-part video of Governor Palin’s speech. Below each video are a few of my favorite quotes from the speech along with a few of my editorial comments.

Part 1

Speaking to leftist reporters and bloggers who unmercifully belittled, berated her and her family and traditional American values she pleaded, [@ 4:15 of the video ] “You represent what could and should be a respected, honest profession that could and should be a cornerstone of our democracy. Democracy depends on you and that is why, that is why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how about in honor of the American soldier, YA QUIT MAKING THINGS UP?” This was an obvious, long overdue, rightful slap at the media’s malpractice, which so characterized the Leftist dominated opposition media (ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, PBS,, Huffington Post, NY Times, etc.)

Part 2


Speaking to individuals and businesses tempted to take a government handout she warned, [@1:30 of the video] “Be wary of accepting government largesse. It doesn’t come free. Often accepting it takes away everything that is free. Melting into Washington’s powerful caretaking arms will so suck incentive to work hard and chart our own course right out of us. And that not only contribute to an unstable economy and dizzying national debt, but it does make us less free.”


Governor Palin points out probably one of the most important things absent in the policies and agenda of the current administration, [ @2:49 of the video ] “At statehood we knew . . . that we are RESPONSIBLE for ourselves and our families and our future. And fifty years later, please let’s not start believing that government is the answer. It can’t make you HAPPY, HEALTHY, WEALTHY, or WISE. What can? It is the wisdom of the people and our families and our small businesses and industrious individuals. And it is God’s grace helping those who help themselves. And then this allows that very generous VOLUNTARY hand-up that we can known for, enthusiastically providing for those who need it.” Whether she runs again for political office or not she will be an effective voice for conservatives to the bane of Liberals across the nation. She'll tell it like it is and help put traction to the Tea Party Movement . . .

Confronting obstructionist environmental extremists and extremism, she chided, [ @ 4:20 of the video ] “We must be prudent and persistent and press for the peoples’ right to RESPONSIBLY develop God-given resources for the maximum benefit of the people.”


Overall, I find Sarah Palin to be Reaganesque and so refreshing in her positive upbeat approach to political challenges and issues that we face. What a stark contrast to the negative, crisis-oriented, fear-based, America-hating, enemy-appeasing that so characterizes the current occupier of the White House and our lame Congress and its Congressional 'leaders'.

The Corrupting Influence of Power on the Current Government

Quote Unquote

President Reagan must have had the current Soetoro a/k/a Obama Administration and the 111th Congress in mind when he made the following statement:

Source: Shirts, Mouse Pads, etc. @ Shirts4Freedom

This principle that President Reagan enumerated is one of the main themes of the growing Tea Party Movement spreading like wildfire throughout the U.S.A.!

All-Ohio LiberTEA Party this Saturday, 8/1/09 featuring Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News Channel!

Ohio LiberTEA Party! Sat. 8/1/09, 2 PM, The Statehouse, Columbus

On August 1st, citizens from across the state of Ohio will converge on the State House in Columbus for the first state-wide Ohio Tea Party. The Ohio Tea Party will focus on promoting and initiating local action and Constitutional solutions to problems.

What can you expect from the Ohio Tea Party? The Ohio Tea Party will focus on principles over politics. You will hear from citizens from our communities about why they are concerned about the direction of America. But more importantly you will hear about how local action, constitutional principles, and state sovereignty (10th amendment movement) offer real solutions, and what we can all do to get involved.

Who is organizing this? A collection of non-partisan Ohio grassroots organizations have come together as the Ohio Liberty Council to organize this rally. The Ohio Liberty Council includes leadership representation from existing tea party groups like Cincinnati and Columbus, 912 Groups, Americans for Prosperity,, and the Ohio Freedom Alliance. All our groups agree that we have let politicians take our country in the wrong direction for way too long, and we want to get back to the founding principles that made our country great, freedom and liberty.

LiberTEA is brewing again in Ohio. So save the date and plan to join us in Columbus to show your support for the great American principles of freedom and liberty!

Guest Speaker: Judge Napolitano!

The Judge will be speaking at the Ohio LiberTEA Party at the Columbus Statehouse Aug 1. This rally will focus on supporting the constitution and specifically state sovereignty.

For more details about the LiberTEA party and to RSVP please visit If you are able to make any contribution at all, no matter the amount, please do so at the Ohio Liberty Council website and thank your help. The Ohio Liberty Council is a 501c4 non-profit organization.

The LiberTEA party is free a open to the public, and all are welcome to come, learn, and get active!

About Judge Andrew Napolitano

Judge Napolitano tenaciously defends the natural law freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. Famous for his candid remarks, signature wit and personal anecdotes, Judge Napolitano is the American media's most outspoken analyst of the legal system, most fervent critic of government intervention into personal lives and commercial transactions, and most passionate defender of the Constitution. With great conviction and brutal honesty, Judge Napolitano reminds audiences what America is all about: the purpose of government is to protect our freedoms.

Judge Napolitano has written four Books:

* Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws,
* The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land,
* A Nation of Sheep, and
* Dred Scott's Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom In America.

He lectures nationally on the Constitution, the rule of law and human freedom.

President’s Undeclared War on the Middle Class

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown wrote an excellent article, Obama's Insidious War on the Middle Class,” which I read in my local paper on Saturday.

The Browns state, “Obama's mad rush for revenue to fund his social engineering has transformed his agenda into a war against the middle class.” The first strike against the middle class was based on the fallacious man-caused climate change hoax, Cap and Trade Bill. The Cap and Trade (or, more fittingly, Cap and Tax) Bill kills jobs, raising utility and gasoline and related expenses of the middle class. How else will he pay for his insanely expensive and unnecessary health care reform proposal, accurately referred to as, ObamaCare, merely a regurgitation of the failed HillaryCare proposition?

Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, seem to be flaunting their position as first couple. In the face of economic collapse, job loss the Soetoro/Obamas are living ostentatiously high on the taxpayer provided hog, pizza or whatever. “. . . (E)ven worse than his overt elitism, is the damaging effect his agenda is having on middle-class taxpayers . . . (giving) only lip service to helping the middle class,” say the Browns.

They conclude their very insightful article stating, “Obama is moving away from the free-enterprise economy that provided the middle class with jobs and unprecedented buying power. Obama and an army of White House Czars don't create prosperity -- they just eat it up. Future taxpayers are going to have to pay for all these programs and deficits, and the middle class will end up shouldering the load, while Obama is enjoying his gold-plated government retirement.” If, America survives, and that is a big 'if,' then I see a hopefully, one-term Soetoro, alias Obama, globe-trotting and interfering in the affairs and best interests of America ala Jimmy Carter for many years to come. That is not a pretty picture.

Reasonable healthcare reform

Cartoon by William Warren as found on 7/21/09

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch runs a regular feature in its newspaper identifying an important issue to the local community and asking the vote of the readers on that issue along with comments. Occasionally I will respond and comment on the issue raised, as I did to yesterday’s topic.

The Hot Issue:

Do you think the economy can recover without health-care reform?

_X_ Yes

___ No

My Response:

The following is an unabridged version of my response to the question above.

The economy stands a much better chance of recovery if the current Congress and the current occupier of the White House will not implement ObamaCare, the nationalization of our health care system.

Reform IS necessary. Let’s start with putting a cap on Malpractice claims. Let’s allow the purchase of insurance across state lines. Let’s offer tax credits for Health Care Premiums for both employees and businesses. Let’s reward and encourage preventive medicine. Let’s allow the insurance companies to offer an array of policy options instead of mandating certain benefits that may not be needed. Let’s penalize those who abuse themselves through drugs, alcohol, food, promiscuous sexual behavior, etc. Why should society pay for immoral and unhealthy behavior?

I liken this to the current cable TV offerings. I will not subscribe to any cable or satellite TV option until they allow me to select only the channels I want. I do not want to support the trash that you get when you subscribe to any of their current offerings.

States mandate certain insurance coverage this should be up to the market place to determine. Get government out of health care. Medicare should be privatized.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Politicians & Diapers

Quote Unquote

Obama visits flyover land

I had the day off on Thursday, July 23rd, so I took a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, which was where President Soetoro alias Obama visited the Cleveland Clinic and later Shaker Heights High School. It was at the school that the President held another propaganda session (disguised as a town hall meeting). The rain came down in sheets of rain for a portion of the drive up to Cleveland. By the time I arrived the heavy rain subsided.

I arrived a bit late to the ObamaCare protest that emanated from Shaker Town Square, which proceeded down Lee Road to Shaker Heights High School. Before I caught up with the 400-500 or so ObamaCare protesters, I caught a glimpse of President Soetoro aka Obama’s motorcade: 4-6 motorcycle, 8 black SUVs and a couple of limousines. I unfurled my soggy sign, hoping the man would see it. It read, “ObamaCare: It’s to die for.” I had "Where's the Birth Certificate?" on the reverse side.

Several streets were barricaded so I ended up walking quite a bit. My sign was getting more and more soaked.

I met people from all over Ohio including Cincinnati and Stubenville and Cleveland. Some of the protest signs were quite illustrative. This was another TEA Party Action event. The Tea Party Movement is growing, because more and more people are awakening as to what this President and this Congress are trying to do to America.
Check out the photos that document my adventure.
President's First Stop (to a First-Class Operation)

The sprawling Cleveland Clinic reclaiming much of Cleveland's ghetto. The President had stopped here sometime between 12:00 and 1:00 PM then was driven to a local suburban high school where he participated in a town hall meeting.

Heightened Security (What About Our Borders?)

Lee Road and Aldersyde. This is the intersection where the President's motorcade turned. People without tickets to the Town Hall Event where not permitted to walk down this street (Aldersyde)t.

To the Snake Charmer: No Snake Oil for US!

Black & White: A Crucial Conversation:

A civil conversation between citizens!

. Media Coverage of Protesters:

WOIO TV, Channel 19 See news coverage of protesters click here

ObamaCare, something to fear

Cartoon by Lisa Benson as found at 7/21/09
Cartoon by Steve Breen as found on 7/23/09
Cartoon by Steve Breen as found on 7/23/09
Cartoon by Dana Summers as found on 7/24/09

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch runs a regular feature in its newspaper identifying an important issue to the local community and asking the vote of the readers on that issue along with comments. Occasionally I will respond and comment on the issue raised, as I did to yesterday’s topic.

The Hot Issue:

Would you oppose President Barack Obama's health-care plan if it allowed for Medicaid-funded abortions?

_X_ Yes
___ No

My Response:

With or without government mandated or funded abortions, I oppose ObamaCare. I oppose ObamaCare on principle. It is unnecessary, wasteful, free-enterprise killing, socialistic, inefficient and ineffective. It is socialized medicine.

One needs only look to see what Congress and the past Presidents have done to Social Security and to Medicare to see failure by big government to steward such a massive program. It would be beyond foolish to trust the government to fix health care.

Health care does need reform, but it does not need the proposed detonation of the present system, replacing it with something far worse. By mandating abortion funding and end of life rationing it makes ObamaCare even morally reprehensible in addition to the fact that it would be a financial fiasco.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hotel Obama in Ghana, West Africa

“A hotel in Ghana, (West) Africa is trying to attract business by calling itself ‘Hotel Obama.’

“The great thing for (Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack) Obama fans is that the hotel is only an hour plane ride to his birthplace in Kenya.”

- - NewsBusted,
Episode 7/24/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Is USA being Left-turned?

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch runs a regular feature in its newspaper identifying an important issue to the local community and asking the vote of the readers on that issue along with comments. Occasionally I will respond and comment on the issue raised, as I did to yesterday’s topic.

The Hot Issue:

Do you think the country is headed in the wrong direction?

X_ Yes

___ No

My Response:

Yes, indeed, the last six months this nation has raced towards its DESTRUCTION. We are on a spending spree, with the apparent goal of bankrupting this nation. Instead of fixing our economic problems, Congress and the President have chosen a course that exacerbates the problems. Also, what they are doing (Stimulus, Bailouts, nationalization of industry, etc.) would turn this nation from a constitutional republic with limited government, capitalism, and free enterprise as the chief drivers of the economy, into a socialist state modeled after the Soviet Union with big government bureaucracy and collectivism as the main drivers of the economy.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a Eugenicist

Take Back This Nation, part 2

In part 1, I wrote about the Proclamation March and two anti-2nd Amendment bills.

The SHOUT heard ‘round the world

The Proclamation March is this Sunday (July 26th) at 2 p.m.
Location: Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati
Gather at the Bulldogs Roadhouse Restaurant, 2015 Declaration Drive, Independence, KY, 41051

At the historically named location of Independence Kentucky on 2015 Declaration Drive (20-minutes from downtown Cincinnati ), a Constitution-inspired 2nd Amendment “Proclamation March” will occur on Sunday, 2 p.m. July 26th to commemorate the “Shot heard ‘round the world.” People from Ohio , Kentucky and even Tennessee will be attending.

On the rally’s website, which contains more information about the event, organizer Brenda Wehrman writes: “Many know this story from their history books – but what we weren’t told is that this proclamation of liberty ‘heard ‘round the world’ started because the British were coming to confiscate their weapons.” This statement is followed by a quote from George Washington: “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth” contrasted by a rather provocative quote from Vladimir Lenin: “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”

In an interview, Brenda Wehrman says, “Citizens all across America are clearly concerned that their rights may be in jeopardy because every gun store owner I talk to tells me that they can’t seem to keep enough ammunition in stock.” This is depicted in a short movie she directed to highlight the upcoming “Proclamation March.” The movie can be seen at the website and has a cast of local volunteer actors. The main character, Ian Grumbine, goes back in time to the evening of April 18th when he finds he is Paul Revere visited by a founding father who spurs him to take his Midnight ride to warn the colonists of the advancing British army.

Speakers from both sides of the aisle will address the rally including Dr. Rand Paul who is running for the Senate in Kentucky and Gatewood Galbraith , Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate. Attendees can arrive early to mix and mingle and enjoy food and beverages at discounted prices available by a primary sponsor and host of the event: the Bulldogs Roadhouse. The restaurant is located on Declaration Drive in Independence Kentucky . All are welcome. There is no cover charge. For more information and to see the movie, visit the website: Pass this on. Let’s have a lot of people turning up. If for some reason, you can’t come yourself, please click on “Join” the 2nd Amendment cause to show your solidarity.More details at

Here are three bills to support:

Citizens Protection Act of 2009, H.R.3021 (To repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act)

Second Amendment Protection Act of 2009, H.R.3022 (To restore the second amendment rights of all Americans)

Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009, H.R.3023 (To provide for the safety of United States aviation and the suppression of terrorism)

The Right Way to Amend the Constitution, part 5

This is part five of an ongoing series of articles containing proposals for amendments to the Constitution. For someone who claims so fervently to be a “Constitutionalist”, how is it that I can be so eager to change the Constitution? Well, there are several reasons. For one thing, I believe that after the Bill of Rights, much damage was done by some of the amendments that were added and the legitimacy of some of their ratifications are questionable. Secondly, the Constitution has been violated so much that the necessity of further amendments is needed to resolve the resulting problems. But this should be done extremely cautiously. These amendments are extremely unlikely to ever be introduced, much less ratified, but hey, I can dream, can’t I?

The title for this week’s proposed article of amendment (subject to revision) is The Audacity of Legitimacy Amendment, the text of which follows:

Section 1: For purposes of this article, the term Electoral College in Dispute shall refer to the Presidential vote of the Electoral College on December 15, 2008 and all other Electoral College votes in which Barack Hussein Obama was chosen by at least one Elector.

Section 2: For purposes of this article, the term
de facto shall refer to what would be the case in regards to the result of the election of the President if the result declared by the presiding officer at the Joint session of Congress certifying any Electoral College in Dispute had been in accordance with the Constitution in regards to the natural born citizenship of Barack Hussein Obama.

Section 3: The
de facto President shall be removed from the office of President and shall cease acting as President immediately upon ratification of this article.

Section 4: The House of Representatives shall, within 48 hours of the ratification of this article, select a President in the manner described in Article II section 1 Clause 3 and elsewhere in this Constitution as if no Person had received a majority of votes in the last
Electoral College in Dispute. The President so selected shall be elected to complete the remainder of the term held by the de facto President.

Section 5: If the Person selected as President in section 4 of this article is the
de facto Vice President at the time of the ratification of this article, the Senate shall chose by ballot a new Vice President. The Vice President so selected shall be elected to complete the remainder of the term held by the de facto Vice President. Otherwise, the de facto Vice President shall be the Vice President.

Section 6: Any law enacted by the United States, action in the capacity of President taken by the
de facto President, or action taken by the United States under orders from the de facto President acting in the capacity of President, while he was de facto President shall become inoperable 30 days from the ratification of this article unless affirmed by the President selected as prescribed by section 4 of this article within 15 days of this selection to the Presidency.

Section 7: If a Person other than Barack Hussein Obama holds the office of President at the time of the ratification of this article, then sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 of this article shall be inoperable and all laws enacted by the United States, all actions taken by Barack Hussein Obama in the capacity of President, all actions taken under orders from Barack Hussein Obama while acting in the capacity of President, and all Presidential election results with respect to an
Electoral College in Dispute shall be as operable as if Barack Hussein Obama had been elected to the office of President in accordance with the Constitution.

Section 8: Barack Hussein Obama shall never hold the office of President or Vice President at any time subsequent to the ratification of this article.

Commentary on this proposed amendment:

I believe that it explains itself pretty well. It would inadequate to impeach Mr. Obama at this time, since that would leave all the legislation that he has signed into law and other actions in limbo as far as whether or not they are to be recognized as legitimate. Besides a Constitutional amendment, a fifty state secession is the only other remedy that I can think of to resolve this perplexing question.

I was tempted to put in something that would say that if Mr. Obama were to come up with a birth certificate and if it would be upheld as authentic in the Supreme Court, then the whole article would become inoperable. But the fact that his inaction on the issue is in itself a violation of the Constitution and that he has violated the Constitution in many other ways, he deserves to be impeached even if he really is, in fact, a natural born citizen. Furthermore, it would complicate things as far as what should happen if some of the terms of this amendment were carried out and then the birth certificate came forth.

Section 7 is regrettable, but necessary so that if the amendment did not pass until many years had passed, there would not be continuing disputes about the legitimacy of Mr. Obama’s actions taken under the guise of being President of the United States. The main point of this article is to ensure that drastic consequences don’t take place as a result of this situation.
For further analysis of this amendment and to continue reading this series, click here.

How to Make it to Heaven, part 2

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Barney Frank, an unlikely patriot

Barney Frank: Patriot of the week

Here is an excellent video commentary by WorldNetDaily’s commentator Molotov Mitchell. America’s core problem is spiritual and not economic. Mitchell identifies the true Christian Church and its leaders as those who share much of the blame for America’s moral depravity and seeming removal of God’s blessings upon this nation.

In today’s video commentary, Molatov Mitchell exposes another of the alleged President Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Obama’s broken promises. During the campaign he castigated President Bush’s use of Signing Statements. Wikipedia defines Signing Statements as “A signing statement is a written pronouncement issued by the President of the United States upon the signing of a
bill into law. They are usually printed along with the bill in United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN).”

Molotov Mitchell, WorldNetDaily's video commentator, provides his enlightened commentary every Wednesday on WND’s commentary page. WND’s describes Mitchell as follows:

“As a political communications strategist, Mitchell's Internet videos have reached millions online, and his work being featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, Harper's Magazine, Wired, American Thinker and Fox News. . .

Mitchell says he became a Christian through analytical reasoning, and staunchly opposes what he calls "casual faith." Specializing in reaching the "under 40" demographic, Mitchell believes that his generation has been called by God to end abortion.”

Joe Bin Biden, doing the President’s bidding

Joe Biden – Last week he actually said that America must spend a lot more money in order to AVOID going bankrupt.-

Biden also said the best way to stay dry is to take a swim, and eating a dozen Big Macs in one sitting is the best way to lose weight.”

- - NewsBusted,
Episode 7/21/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Short Changing America

Sign of the Times

Hat tip to T.D., who sent us this dramatic sign defining the change America has been given by the new President. This is not the worst of it . . . Coming extractions include Cap and Trade, Socialized Medicine and Amnesty for Illegal Aliens. President Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barrack Obama, you're killing US.

Seen on US Hwy 15-501 at Lamm's Grove intersection near Durham, N.C.

Homosexuality: Not a God-given right

Taking Back the Rainbow

I found this excellent letter on a posting by a contributor to the National Politics forum. I reproduce it here, because it encapsulates my sentiments as well. Apparently this was a letter to the Editor of Stars and Stripes, a military publication.

Not a God-given right

To the writer of "Era of not trusting gays over" (letter, July 6): I would say that while he is free to voice his opinion, his argument is invalid.

Homosexuals are not forbidden from drinking from the same water fountains as others, or segregated from restaurants and schools, or denied the right to vote. Therefore, homosexuality cannot be viewed as a civil rights issue.

Homosexuals claim their rights are hindered because they cannot serve openly in the military. I say strongly that military service is not a God-given, inalienable right. It is a privilege, one that those who volunteer for it hold dear. It is an honorable profession with a proud history.

Like [in] nearly all institutions, there are requirements to join and remain within it. If one does not meet those requirements, or violates the established rules and regulations, then that person can be deemed unfit to be part of the organization.

Additionally, to suggest that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included gay rights in his movement for equality is outrageous. He was a Christian man of great faith, and I find it impossible to believe that he did not view homosexuality as morally repugnant.

Homosexuality is a chosen behavior. King hoped that people everywhere would judge each other not by skin color, but by their character. The writer contradicts himself when applying it to gays because homosexuality is part of one’s character. Therefore, I judge it to be immoral and unacceptable behavior, and will raise my children to view it the same.

The military is among the few institutions remaining that promotes and stands for morality and good order, and I sincerely hope that elected officials and lawmakers everywhere and at all levels will keep it that way, instead of catering to the whims of a mere few for the sake of votes.

Capt. Lynn B. Gatrell
Camp Liberty, Iraq

My comment, which I made in response to the above letter, was: "We must keep this minuscule moneyed minority from mucking the military’s mission."

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Coming Storm, Is It Already Here?

I received the following article at different times from both T.D. and Virginia. I think it is well worth reading. Pam Geller’s blog is Atlas Shrugs and I understand is quite popular. Hat tip to both T.D. and Virginia. I added the paragraph titles.

Something is Happening

Pam Geller

"I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied history all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.


"Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it.. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 15 years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.


"We demanded and then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we knew could never pay back? Why? We learned recently that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September.

"Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the People," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders.. Apparently not.

"We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?


"We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity.. Why?


"We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?


"Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.


"And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska ... All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)

"Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change...radical change Why?

"I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now. This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

"And that is only the beginning.

"I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully them into submission.

"And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world.

"He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and...change. And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though.

"Don't forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years - a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S.. presidency - it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.


"As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is transpiring around me.

"Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe - and why I believe it. I pray I am wrong. But, I do not think I am."

Bigoted Barbara Boxer Behaves Badly

Harry Alford accuses Sen. Boxer (D-CA) of racial animus

I heard the audio of the YouTube video embedded below on a talk show on Friday. Then I found the video on the website along with an audio interview with Mr. Alford by radio talk show host John Ziegler. Both interesting and revealing recordings are embedded below.

Michael Eden in his StartThinkRight blog has an excellent article, "Barbara Boxer Caught In The Act Exhibiting Classic Liberal Racism," which elaborates on Barbara Boxer's bigoted behavior. Here is how Eden opens his article describing Boxer's attitude toward Mr. Alford during the hearing:

It’s liberal racism. And liberal racism is multiculturalism, pluralism, identity politics, moral relativism, a profound hostility to American exceptionalism, and the most cynical kind of demagoguery for partisan political benefit all rolled into one incredibly self righteous package.

Whose country is this anyway?

The OurCountryDeservesBetter PAC produced the embedded ad below. This television ad highlights recent press accounts that sound more like they are out of Iran than the U.S. But truth be told they are actually accounts of Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Obama's (and his administration's) failures and poor policy decisions.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The President's New Ten Commandments

Cartoon by Adam Stiles as found at 7/19/09

The Ten Commandments According to Obama

By Patriot Update

After observing Obama on the campaign trail and during his first six months in office, we have concluded that our President lives and governs according to his own set of “Ten Commandments.” They’re certainly NOT the Ten Commandments you learned in Sunday School. In fact, many are the direct opposite! To prove that our conclusions are correct, you will find a link to source documentation for each commandment on the Patriot Update web site.

I. Thou shalt have no God in America, except for me. For we are no longer a Christian nation and, after all, I am the chosen One. (And like God, I do not have a birth certificate.)

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, unless it is my face carved on Mt. Rushmore.

III. Thou shalt not utter my middle name in vain (or in public). Only I can say Barack Hussein Obama.

IV. Remember tax day, April 15th, to keep it holy.

V. Honour thy father and thy mother until they are too old and sick to care for. They will cost our public-funded health-care system too much money.

VI. Thou shalt not kill, unless you have an unwanted, unborn baby. For it would be an abomination to punish your daughter with a baby.

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery if you are conservative or a Republican. Liberals and Democrats are hereby forgiven for all of their infidelity and immorality, but the careers of conservatives will be forever destroyed.

VIII. Thou shalt not steal, until you've been elected to public office. Only then is it acceptable to take money from hard-working, successful citizens and give it to those who do not work, illegal immigrants, or those who do not have the motivation to better their own lives.

IX. Thou shalt notdiscriminate against thy neighbor unless they are conservative, Caucasian, or Christian.
X. Thou shalt not covet because it is simply unnecessary. I will place such a heavy tax burden on those that have achieved the American Dream that, by the end of my term as President, nobody will have any wealth or material goods left for you to covet. SOURCE
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