Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cartoon: Barack Obama’s Record is Spotless!

Hat tip goes to, which tweeted a link to this superb William Warren cartoon:

What a terrible thing, what a tragedy that one of these two extremely inferior candidates will be our next President. America surely is in decline when these characters are the "best" she can produce! 

Barack “If I wanted America to Fail – This is What I’d Do” Obama

Hat tip goes to Amy LaViolette  who tweeted this video gem a few minutes ago...Here is the YouTube description of that video:

The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it's become an economic suicide pact. And we're here to challenge it. On Earth Day, visit

Thursday, May 24, 2012

U.S. Senate Rejects Common Sense Budgetary Measures

Here are the few Senators who did vote for Rand's Budget Resolution:

Barrasso (R-WY), Coburn (R-OK), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Enzi (R-WY), Hatch (R-UT), Johnson (R-WI), Lee (R-UT), McConnell (R-KY), Moran (R-KS), Paul (R-KY), Risch (R-ID), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA)

Here are the Senators who voted for Mike Lee's Budget Resolution: 

Barrasso (R-WY), Coats (R-IN), Coburn (R-OK), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Enzi (R-WY), Grassley (R-IA), Hatch (R-UT), Inhofe (R-OK), Johnson (R-WI), Lee (R-UT), Moran (R-KS), Paul (R-KY), Risch (R-ID), Sessions (R-AL), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Shameful Senate Scorecard: 1,100+ Days Without a Budget

Hat tip goes to U.S. Senator John Cornyn from Texas who points out the need for our Federal Government to go on a diet to curb its obscenely obsessive spending habit.

Over 1,100 Days Without a Budget
It's been over 1,100 days since the United States Senate, under the leadership of Harry Reid, has passed a budget. Sen. Reid has candidly admitted that the reason he has refused to bring a budget to the floor for a vote is that he doesn't want his Democratic colleagues to have to take a tough vote during an election year.
This shows a disappointing lack of leadership. We've been having elections every other year since the founding of our Republic. A fiscal blueprint for a country over $15 trillion in debt should not be held hostage to politics. But that seems to be the way Sen. Reid would have it. In response, Senate Republicans offered several different budgets on the floor for votes this week. Each was voted down by our Democratic colleagues, including the President’s budget, which failed to receive even one vote.
“It’s been over 1,100 days since Senator (Harry) Reid allowed a budget to come to the floor (of the Senate), which strikes me as kind of all-you-can-eat diet. That is not really a diet. Uncle Sam needs to be put on a diet, and to live within our means. Forty cents of every dollar is borrowed money …”  --- Sen. John Cornyn, (R-TX)

Organizing for Obama: Ditch the Voter ID laws!

Hat tip goes to from which I received the following link:

Bring Out Your Dead! Obama Regime Launches National Drive to Counter Voter-ID Laws

President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a national drive Friday to counter new restrictive voter-access laws, which advisers said threaten his electoral chances in November.

Organizers will fan out in key swing states this weekend to teach volunteers and voters how to navigate a series of laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures imposing stricter identification requirements, limiting early voting and making it harder to organize voter-registration drives.

It is the beginning of a months-long effort, campaign officials said, to combat what they described as a Republican effort to stifle voting among young people and minorities, two groups that traditionally tend to vote Democratic . . .

The Obama campaign’s “weekend of action” is part of a field effort that in 2008 helped identify, register and turn out millions of new voters. Those new voters gave Obama wins in unlikely places, including North Carolina and Virginia, where young and minority voters helped make the difference. Turning out those voters again this year is key to the president’s reelection strategy, but it is also more challenging this year in part because of the new voting laws.

I was in Columbus, Ohio yesterday to attend the rally in support of Ohio’s HeartBeat Bill, which seeks to ban the abortion of any baby with a detectable heartbeat.

While walking to the rally a black woman approached me with a clipboard in hand along with a pitch to have me sign a petition to protect “our” right to vote.

When I asked her if her petition was to oppose the voter ID law, she said it was. She looked shocked and stunned when I related that I favored voter ID laws because I did not want dead people voting in the next election. In an apparent stupor she drifted away. The thought “mindless robot” came to mind, more accurately an Obot – an unthinking Obama supporter!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tom Hoefling: Close But No Cigar

Tom Hoefling is running for President as the nominee for America's Party.  Hoefling believes everything you would expect of a typical social conservative.  He is unabashedly pro-life, supports "one man, one woman" marriage, the right to bear arms, national sovereignty and our republican form of government.  And among other things, I agree with him that 16th and 17th amendments should be repealed.  Another thing a like about Hoefling and America's party is that they take no campaign contributions.  I think that this is a great idea!

The America's Party platform, with which Tom Hoefling agrees, has some obvious and some not so obvious flaws, but overall it is a pretty good document.  The Due Process clauses of the 5th and 14th Amendments were intended to prevent the death penalty from being imposed by government without a fair trial.  They are not laws against murder, though I do agree the right to life of all is protected by the Declaration of Independence.

These imperfections are not the reason why I will not vote Tom Hoefling.  A friend of mine interviewed Hoefling and asked about the war in Iraq.  Hoefling said that he still thinks that the war was not a bad idea.  This is a deal breaker for me.  Over a million deaths, a trillion added to the national debt in a war which accomplished nothing.  And you still think that it was worth it?  I might vote for someone like that (literally holding my nose while I color in the square next to his name) if he was running for a state or local office.  But this guy just isn't Presidential material.  I will keep looking a for a better candidate.

Phil Burress Signs Personhood Petition

Last week, I posted an article entitled, "CCV is Useless".  I still think that is true, but I must give credit where credit is due.  At least Phil Burress, the president of CCV, signed the Personhood Ohio petition.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Here’s Why Keynesian Obamanomics Doesn’t Work

Hat tip goes to, where I first saw the video below which is titled, “Taxpayer Dollar Recipient Creates More Jobs Overseas Than In America.”

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Just War Theory and Charles Rice at Camp American

A must hear podcast from the Institute for Principled Policy:

Virgil Goode’s Voting Record

I have voted for the Constitution Party candidate for President in the last three general elections for President.  But I am not going to vote for their nominee this year because he seems to be just as bad or almost as bad as Rick Santorum.  Below is a partial list of unconstitutional measures that Virgil Goode voted for:

Abortion Funding

The following are DHHS appropriations bill containing Title X funding of abortions and abortion providers like Planned Parenthood:

H.R. 5006, 108th, H.R. 2660, 108th, H.R. 3061, 107th, and H.R. 3064, 106th section 130.

Civil Liberties Violations

Military Commissions Act of 2006, S 3930 and H.R. 6166, 109th
PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill, S 2271 and H.R. 3199, 109th
Real ID Act of 2005, HR 418, 109th  
USA Patriot Act of 2001, HR 3162, 107th     

Education Power Grabs

Head Start Act of 2007, H.R. 1429, 110th
Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions, HR 4137, 110th (more government control over and funding of colleges and universities)
College Student Relief Act of 2007, H.R. 5, 110th
Head Start Bill, HR 2210, 108th        
Ready to Teach Act of 2003, HR 2211, 108th
Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill, HR 6, 105th

Healthcare Power Grabs

Medicare Bill, HR 6331, 110th, to expand Medicare
Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006, (more unconstitutional “national standards” for healthcare), HR 4157, 109th
Medicare Prescription Drug bill, HR 1, 108th, to expand Medicare  
Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act, HR 4954, 107th, (more Medicare expansion)      
Medicare Rx bill, HR 4680, 106th

Amtrak Reauthorization, HR 6003, 110th
Minimum Wage Increase to $7.25/hour, H.R. 5, 110th
Appropriations for the Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and FDA (many votes over many years)

Second Amendment Violations

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, (Authorizes the Attorney General to take away the right to bear arms without due process), HR 5092, 109th

Undeclared, Unconstitutional and Preemptive/Preventative War Making

Use of Military Force Against Iraq, H J Res 114, 107th         
Authorization for Use of Military Force (in Afghanistan), H J Res 64, 107th
Continued Deployment of Forces in Kosovo Amendment, H Amdt 714, 106th, Allows the President to waive the certification requirement in the interest of national security

See more of Virgil Goode’s voting record at:

P.S.  The Libertarian Party has nominated pro-abortion rights candidate Gary Johnson for President, so I can't vote for him either.

CCV is Useless

Citizens for Community Values has been traditionally recognized as a organization which helps to promote family values by informing people of the positions of candidates running for office, supporting good legislation, and helping people overcome sexual addictions.  I was disappointed that they stopped showing the answers to candidate survey questions to the public and instead they just give a list of endorsements.  They are supposed to pro-life, but they endorse candidates who have voted for Title X federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

I showed up at the CCV banquet last week.  I did not have a ticket, but I stood outside the banquet hall soliciting the attendees for their signature for the Ohio Personhood Amendment.  After getting about 15 signatures, someone from CCV asked me to leave.  “We don’t allow anything like that at the banquet,” she said.  The attendees all went down to the banquet to salivate over the likes of Gary Bauer and “Title X” Rick (I don’t know if Santorum actually showed or not) while their eating their $60 dinner, but I am not allowed to get signatures at the entryway because it’s “too political”.  I might have endangered their precious 501(c)(3) status, but their support for the Heartbeat Bill, that inferior compromise which would allow thousands babies to continue to be murdered in Ohio every year, is somehow not such a problem. 
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
James 2:15-16 (KJV)

CCV may still do some good things and I have given them contributions in the past.  But I will never do it again.  As far as I’m concerned they are mainly all bark and no bite.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

"F" for Failed Federally Mandated Education


. . . Federal education mandates have turned our schools into politically correct day care centers - where everything that's good about America is bad, and vice versa. - Senator Jim DeMint from his new book, Now or Never, Saving America from Economic Collapse.

Abortion and the State of Welfare Today


The Left believes in cradle-to-the-grave assistance, it's just sometimes really tricky making it to the cradle - The Dennis Miller Show

Abortion kills innocent lives!

Hat tip goes to The Dennis Miller Show for the above quote!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Kamal Saleem: A Muslim Cries Out to Jesus

The above video is about a man named Kamal Saleem.  Kamal was raised to be a Muslim.  He believed that he was chosen to be warrior in a cultural jihad against Christianity.  This means that he was trying to change the American culture from a place where people are free to worship as they please into a nation ruled by domineering Muslim principles.  But after a horrific car accident, some "Good Samaritan" Christians were very generous in helping Kamal with his physical needs, one even allowing him to stay in his home while he recovered!  Kamal thought that the Christians hated him and would kill him, but the love of Christ won him over.  Instead of burning Korans, bombing Middle Eastern cities, and frightening people about how the "boogey man from Iran" (Amadinajad) is somehow going to get us, why don't we change our tactics?  Why don't we love them as Christ does?

Delia Lopez for Congress 2012

As I have in the past, I am again endorsing Delia Lopez for Congress.  Delia is running for the 3rd district seat in Oregon.  This time Delia has an opponent in the Republican primary.  Delia is pro-life and pro-gun and against the Obama agenda, Patriot Act and No Child Left Behind.  She very cognizant of the 10th Amendment and is in favor of eliminating Federal Income Taxes.  She would be tough against illegal immigration and stop artificial incentives for them to come here. She opposes so called "free trade" agreements designed to transfer power from the People to some foreign government.

Click here to donate to Delia's campaign.  The primary is on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012.

You can read my past posts about Delia by clicking this link.