Sunday, November 29, 2009

The now embarrassing subject of global warming

The now embarrassing subject of global warming
Al Ritter

There is one piece of major legislation in Congress right now dealing with global warming. Please understand that in its present form the legislation has NOTHING to do with lowering the gases that are attributed to “man- made” global warming.

Cap and Trade Bill
The Bill H.R. 2454 as introduced as a bill to “To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy,” otherwise known as the Cap and Trade Bill, or the Waxman/ Markey bill. Written by a man who admits he didn’t read it leaving the details to “the scientists who know, aka IPCC.”
To give you an idea of the popularity of this bill it was authored and introduced by Rep. Henry Waxman, and cosponsored by only one Rep Edward Markey. The bill rambles on many pages, and only refers to pollution reduction when it is followed by the fines, punishments, or taxes. The main intent of this bill is to raise tax money based on an unobtainable pollution reduction percentage that has never been obtained by ANY country at any point in time, thus insuring the taxable base.

History of Global Warming Scare
If the original claim of “global warming” has not happened, then the basic premise that global warming is directly tied to CO2 production (as claimed by Al Gore) is devoid of scientific basis. Al Gore’s film "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore gives 9 irrefutable lies about global warming. Unfortunately this never stopped him from pushing his lies. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, whom has no degree in anything science related, is the self appointed head of the global warming scare mongers.

The IPCC and their international credibility

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the name given to a research, study, and reporting body on climate change that reports yearly to the United Nations. Their title alone decries their purpose “Intergovernmental” is the very first word, not the word scientists, climatologist, nothing that depicts the scientific research. “Intergovernmental” means many governments that have a political agenda. The smaller countries in the UN are all for the Kyoto Protocol which is to expire in 2012, to be replaced by the newly touted Copenhagen Agreement, which will in effect “punish” larger, wealthier countries for their sins of the past. Strangely absent from these talks will be two of the largest polluting countries in the world China, and India, claiming wide spread poverty of emerging nations.

The credibility of the IPCC
Recently the break in of The University of East Anglia, Climate Research Unit has exposed the very individuals (scientists) that report directly to the IPCC, the supposedly non-biased group that reports directly to the UN. Some reports claim that the right wing conspiracy is cherry picking sentences from emails and exposing them as fraud. The emails are exposed for all to see in their entirety and in sequential order to see how they relate to each other. Even Dr. Michael Mann, who was credited for the “hockey stick theory” in Gore’s movie, which was later discredited by many scientists because of his deliberate elimination of the mini cooling era (1850’s) in his data, has been exposed in these emails. The progression shows the intentional conspiracy to alter real data to make it appear as though the temperature was rising when in fact it was decreasing. Cooking the books on the IPCC’s data is nothing new, but until now hasn’t gotten much coverage in the left leaning media, but Dr. Roger Pielke, a highly regarded, peer reviewed, climatologist, reported on it quite some time ago. The dismay of real scientists was largely known by the powers to be as only certain data that didn’t agree with the political agenda was rejected in the final reports to the UN.

The one responsible for exposing the fraud
In much the same way the “prostitution” videos exposed the corruption of ACORN, the global warming deniers have a new hero, David Holland, who describes himself as a David taking on the Goliath that is the prevailing scientific consensus, is seeking prosecutions against some of Britain's most eminent academics for allegedly holding back information in breach of disclosure laws. Mr. Holland, of Northampton, complained to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) last week after the leaked emails included several Freedom of Information requests he had submitted to the CRU, and scientists' private responses to them. Within hours, a senior complaints officer in the ICO wrote back by email: "I have started to examine the issues that you have raised in your letter and I am currently liaising with colleagues in our Enforcement and Data Protection teams as to what steps to take next."

Mr. Holland, who graduated with an external degree in electrical engineering from London University in 1966 before going on to run his own businesses, told The Sunday Telegraph: "It's like David versus Goliath. Thanks to these leaked emails a lot of little people can begin to make some impact on this monolithic entity that is the climate change lobby." He added: "These guys called climate scientists have not done any more physics or chemistry than I did. A lifetime in engineering gives you a very good antenna. It also cures people of any self belief they cannot be wrong. You clear up a lot of messes during a lifetime in engineering. I could be wrong on global warming – I know that – but the guys on the other side don't believe they can ever be wrong."

What this means for the Copenhagen Agreement
Next month President Barack Obama will be in a very embarrassing position, as will many world leaders, trying to defend the global warming position after the exposure of the hacked emails from the CRU. Global warming still ranks among the lowest of concerns of the American people, but the expenditure of American taxpayer on the Copenhagen Agreement will be immense. My own personal prediction is that Obama will go to Copenhagen, because his Narcissistic Personality Disorder will demand he do so, and present his support as if nothing has happened recently, once again embarrassing his citizens. If given the opportunity Obama WILL sign the Agreement to save face even though his approval rating is rapidly disappearing. Fortunately for us the senate has to ratify an agreement of this magnitude, and the chance of that happening is slim to none, which could lead to a backdoor underhanded approach referred to as a Congressional executive agreement, where the international treaty can be interpreted as a normal law and thusly be signed right into law by the President. They have their own Cap and Trade bill to try and pass, and giving money away to foreign countries is not in their best interests (re-election.)

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Friday, November 27, 2009

These People Belong In Jail

These People Belong In Jail
Kevin Bryant

I’m not going to sit here and pretend that this is happening throughout the United States, but it’s happening here in the Kansas City Metro. If it can happen here, it can happen anywhere.

For years, we have witnessed a massive growth in the number of various community organizations. I’m not talking about chapters of Jaycees or Kiwanis Clubs. I’m not referring to feed the needy organizations even though over the past couple of years these too have nearly doubled in size. What I am talking about is the community activism type organizations. Predominately these have been springing up in lower income sections of the city.

The idea of community organizing has been around for 50 plus years. These, like most things, started out with good intentions. Communities standing together to correct the wrongs done to them is still a good thing. Such things as excessive police brutality towards those of certain neighborhoods, lack of maintenance in an apartment building, price gouging in various neighborhoods. These are just a few of countless examples of why community organizing is a good thing when done for the right reasons. Unfortunately in the past 15 or do years we have witnessed a transformation of what community organizing should be into what community organizing is what it is today. Our tax dollars have paid for this transformation through grants as well as these organizations allowed to become non-profit tax exempt entities.

Here in Kansas City, The good reverend Emanuel “Obama is more popular than God” Cleaver, with strong urging and support from many tax exempt community organizations got a $200 million grant from the stimulus package to create a Green Impact Zone Project for a lower income section of downtown Kansas City which just happens to be in his district. What a heartwarming story this would be and it would most definitely be one the jewels in his crown as a self….I mean public servant.

The Green Impact Zone Project, $200 million in our tax dollars in hand and almost all of it wasted. The idea behind the money is to clean up the neighborhood so one would think that for the project headquarters, they would renovate some old business or church to operate out of. That is not good enough for these people. They went out, bought the land and built themselves a nice new office building. Several 100’s of thousands of dollars not used for the good of the community. Did they furnish this place with second hand items bought from the likes of Goodwill and the Army Salvation, hahahaha I don’t think so. Brand new furnishings throughout this building. Several 100’s of thousands of more dollars not spent on the community. Roughly 65% of the Green Impact Zone population is black. Do you think the administrator or anyone working in this nice new office represents the other 35% of the community? Not a since only is White, Mexican, Asian or even male. That’s right, the administrator and the entire staff consist of black females. Not much diversity there wouldn’t you say. Houses aren’t getting the makeovers that were promised but do you think any of these people have missed a paycheck? Of course they haven’t. A few more 100 thousands dollars flushed down the toilet.

The suburb of KC that I live in is like many of the suburbs within Cleaver’s district. As people have been able to afford to move out of the inner city, they have escaped the stranglehold of the community organizations that have controlled inner KC for years. No longer do they hear only the good things about their dear elected representative. They actually hear criticism of him and how he is playing and manipulating the people of Kansas City. Emanuel Cleaver needs these community organizations now more than ever to maintain his status as a life long politician and live in a lifestyle only few of us could ever hope for. These tax exempt organizations continually go out in ACORN style groups and using ACORN style tactics continually get this man re-elected to do their bidding. With each passing year, his support dwindles and come 2010, if he doesn’t produce, he could possibly lose his seat in 2010, but I really don’t see that happening until 2012.

The community is disappointed by the fact that not very many houses have received green winterizing this late in the year and to top it all off, the project is close to being broke. In the words of Cuba Gooding Jr, (Movie: Jerry McGuire) show us the money. Where oh where did it all go? These people need to be in jail. They ran around for countless months doing who knows what and yet they have not produced records showing where all the money went. Not only that, they missed deadlines for filing for additional funds and thee people are being paid with our tax dollars to makes the lives of those in their own neighborhood better and failing miserably at it.

Not a peep has been said about the lack of accountability for the funds spent. No criticism has been spoken about the new building or those nice new lavish furnishings. Not one breath spoken about the hiring of black females only. No one is willing to touch this because this is the brain child of those community organizations that support and pull the puppet strings of Emanuel Cleaver.

Politically backed, tax dollar funded, community organizing at its best.,0,6953484.story

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Climate gate: Has all the hype finally come to an end?

Climate gate: Has all the hype finally come to an end?

Al Ritter

This past week a reported break in at a renowned “Global warming” supporter site has now thrown the global warming crowd into doubt. Several international ly renowned man made global warming supporters, including Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU’s unfolding Climate gate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms “a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people”.

The computer hacked site of CRU (University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit) an English support group for man-made global warming. In fact Alan Caruba states in his Facts Not Fantasy blogsite, “It means the Kyoto Climate Protocols that nations agreed to on December 11, 1997 and which entered into force on February 16 2005, and all subsequent agreements based on “global warming” have no validity, scientifically or as the basis for public action by any nation, state, province, city or town. It means that Al Gore’s pusillanimous “documentary” is a fraud along with just about every other statement uttered by any scientist, academician, or politician claiming that something, anything, should be done to avoid “global warming.”

Dr. Tim Ball and Judi McLeod said Tuesday, ““The files contain so much material that it is going to take some time t o put it all in context,” says Ball. “However, enough is already known to underscore their explosive nature. It is already clear the entire claims and positions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are based on falsified manipulated material and is therefore completely compromised. The fallout will be extensive as material continues to emerge. Reputations of the scientists involved are already destroyed, however fringe players will continue to be identified and their reputations destroyed or sullied.”

While the mainstream media is bending into pretzels to keep the scandal under the rug, Climate gate is already the biggest scientific scandal in history because of the global policy implications.

The IPCC is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, otherwise known as the UN group trying to force world-wide anti-pollution legislation on participating countries. The Kyoto Protocol is the existing treaty that the United States signed but was never ratified by Congress under the Clinton Administration. The upcoming Copenhagen Agreement is meant to replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2012, so this break in couldn’t come at a worse time for the Al Gore supporters.

The break in or computer hacking has exposed the movement’s most prominent players including Dr. Michael Mann, (the inventor of Al Gore’s long discredited hockey stick theory.) Exposed emails from other renowned global warming proponents show a conspiracy to produce fraudulent data to support the global warming scenario.

In light of the newest exposed information, and revelations of the largest corruption and conspiracy in modern history, right to the executive office of the United States of America, someone damn well needs to be indicted and prosecuted in the world wide hoax of man-made global warming starting with the past Vice President, Al Gore!

To read more on the exposure of this computer hacked site

To read the actual emails from co- conspirators

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Letter to the National Republican Governors

Letter to the National Republican Governors
Kevin Bryant

Dear Governors,

Stopping the fraud, waste and outright assault on the American People and the Constitution starts and ends with you.

Our democrat controlled congress, lead by a handful of radical idealist have this country on the verge of bankruptcy and all out collapse. They are using the “Rules For Radicals” playbook and they are executing the plan perfectly. The one thing this book does not plan for is a well planned, coordinated and collective states uprising. With pressure, you can even get support from democrat governors in swing states to help stop this assault. That is if they are not counting on riding the President’s coattails to get re-elected.

A radical conservative governor’s uprising would put a halt to Cap & Trade, Obama / Pelosi / SEIU Healthcare Reform, repeal the Stimulus Bill, stop the assault on the constitution and make a major move towards resetting government back to the ideas, principals and intent of the founding fathers when they wrote the constitution.

Step One: Unify yourselves as one voice.

Step Two: Introduce legislation in each of your states to have your state declared a right to work state (union membership may not be mandated). Include that all votes cast in union matters in your states be by secret ballot only, eliminating any possibility of the oncoming Card Check Bill from ever reaching the house or senate floor.

Step Three: Challenge each and every section of the Stimulus Bill in federal court on unconstitutional grounds. Do the same for all of the President’s unconfirmed “Czar” appointments as well as all other actions by this President and administration that do not strictly adhere to the limitations of office as imposed by the constitution.

Step Four: Retain all federal tax dollars except Income, FICA and Medicaid taxes at the state level to pay for federal mandated but unfunded policies imposed upon the states.

Step Five: Call for a Constitutional Convention to discuss and impose common sense plain language, detailed restrictions upon the Federal Government as to what they may specifically do or not do. Leave no room for the federal government to challenge the meanings and specifics.

The radical left will never see this coming because conservatives by nature talk the talk, but fail to walk the walk in recent years when it comes to standing against the radical left within this government.

I want this country to be the country our forefathers intended it to be now and in the future. If you want the same, please at least consider these actions.

Kevin Bryant

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lowering Health Care Standards

Lowering Health Care Standards
Kevin Bryant

It looks like government ran Obamacare is already lowering the healthcare standards for Americans and the bill hasn’t even passed the senate yet. Completing a study that supports the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Obamacare is laying the foundation of weighing medical cost against human life

"If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly," - Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)

Remember this little jewel of a comment from way back in September of this year? Well, he was partially correct. There is a political party that does want Americans to die quicker it seems, but it isn’t the Republican health care plan. Looks like it is going to be the Democrat /Obamacare plan.

Well ladies, it sounds to me like this administration wants you to die quicker. No longer do you need those annual mammograms. They are a waste of time and money and according to the latest GOVERNMENT study, having them annually saves very few lives. Every 2 years is more to their liking. As for those self examinations just about every women’s organization and every cancer group tells you that you need to do every so often, well the GOVERNMENT doesn’t want you to do them because 10% of the time they lead to false reporting of potential problems. Ladies, did you get that? This is the Obama administration is looking out for your best interest.

So, in review, 90% of the time when a lump is found during a self examination of the breast, there is actually something there that would warrant attention from a physician but that 90% isn’t high enough for the government to support you doing this in a timely and routine fashion. The cost of those 10% false readings cost too much for the government to warrant health care attention. Any physician will tell you that the earlier cancer is detected, the better the odds for a full and complete recovery. If you get a mammogram in August and develop undetected breast cancer in October of that same year, don’t worry about that next mammogram you scheduled for the following year, it’s a waste of time and money. You will be just fine waiting an additional year before it is detected and if you happen to die because of the long wait between screenings, you will be just one of a handful that die and it won’t matter much to the national statistics. You will have done your part by saving the government $1000’s in exam and treatment cost. Explain to me how the loss of even one life can justified in dollars and cents when having an exam annually instead of an every two years would have greatly increased a person’s chances of surviving.

Also, no longer are those painful mammograms necessary at age 40, the age recommended by the American Cancer Society. NO, the GOVERNMENT wants you to wait until you are 50 before having a mammogram done. It doesn’t matter to President Obama, HHS Secretary Sebelius or the administration that some women develop breast cancer in their 20’s and the risk goes up as we increase in age. Things aren’t looking too good for any woman that gets breast cancer before she turns 50. Under the government recommendations, the loss of your life is acceptable.

If I could afford it and it served my own interest, I can pay for a study that shows heavy drinking is good for your health. I could produce facts that would tell you that smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day will not increase your health risk. Heck, I could even produce a study that supports the theory of driving and driving increases awareness when behind the wheel. It would not change the fact that the conclusion of all these studies would be wrong just as it is wrong to weigh the cost of treating cancer against the chances of survival.

Very few lives would be saved. I would like President Obama and HHS Secretary Sebelius explain this to every grieving husband who loses a wife to breast cancer, that they were right in mandating fewer mammograms, and look every family member in the eye and tell them that their mother’s death was for the greater good.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving 2009
Kevin Bryant

As the Thanksgiving holiday draws closer with each passing day, I look back at the past and reflect on all the things I am thankful for. It’s a time when families get together not to exchange gifts or celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. It’s a time to be thankful for our families and loved ones. Many give thanks for their health or like my wife, that new job she got. I didn’t receive a pay raise in 2009 but am thankful I still have a job.

We, as individuals have our own things to be thankful for and I am sure that each family has their collective things that they are thankful for as well. My family will be thankful if our first grand child is healthy. She should be arriving in the next couple of weeks. I wonder though, as a nation, other than we still have some of the freedoms our forefathers wanted for us intact.

I like old movies. A couple of my favorites are Adam’s Rib and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. This weekend my wife had me sit down and watch one of her favorites that I have never seen. It starred Cary Grant and David Niven, both of whom I am not a real big fan of. The movie was The Bishop’s Wife. While Cary Grant and the bishop’s wife are riding together in a cab, the cab driver offered his opinion of why things seem to be getting out of control in the world. The words he uttered in the movie were appropriate for the times but are probably even more appropriate in our time. “Too many people don’t know where they are going and are trying to get there too fast”.

How many times have we wanted our government to slow down? How many times have we wanted them to listen to reason? How often have we told ourselves that common sense is dead in Washington? Conservatives have wanted government to slow down and listen to them and apply common sense more in the past 10 months than in the past 10 years combined. We have people that were elected to congress whose sole purpose is to bring about a socialist utopia here in the United States. Others want a more Marxist, Communist style of government.

Thomas Jefferson said that when governments fear the people, there is liberty. When people fear the government, there is tyranny.

We have a government out of control, one that is bent on taking as much power from the states has it possibly can, one that has our country teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and seems hell bent to send it over the edge, one that wants to control the every aspect of our lives. We have a government that wants to make every member of the middle and lower class in this country a slave, completely dependent upon government for every aspect of their own existence. That, my friends is their idea of a socialist utopia. It is the vision and goal of this administration and a vast majority of those in congress both republican and democrat. What happens when they get done running manufacturing jobs out of this country? What will be the end result when they finally run out of the tax payer’s money to redistribute to maintain this utopia?

“Too many people don’t know where they are going and are trying to get there too fast”. There are way too many people in Washington who is driving this country in a new direction. We have entered uncharted territory with nothing but the history of other countries to show us what things might become. The sad part is that the history of Germany, Russia, England, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and everyone else who has been down the road we are now taking have all failed in their attempts to create the elusive perfect socialist utopia. What this country is doing now has been tried and failed on so many scales that it makes no sense to repeat the mistakes of others. Many of the citizens of these countries as well as China and other nations are thankful for they are starting to move again towards a capitalist system and private ownership.

True capitalism when coupled with true freedom has never failed to prosper. Only when government over regulates and over tax people and businesses does capitalism fail. As a nation, we should all be thankful for Ronald Reagan, for he was the last president to know, understand and put this into practice. When capitalism is left alone, those that do not practice good business ethics die off while those that follow the rules and satisfy the needs of their customers flourish. The government long ago disrupted this constantly evolving system that helped created this mess we are in.

Obama, Reid and Pelosi, you need to slow down. If you allow common sense to guide your thoughts instead ideology, you will hear what this country needs and wants. A river knows where it wants to go and how to get there and at what speed. Dams only hold back rivers for so long before the pressure gets too great water needs to be released. The country knows where it wants to go and how fast it needs to get there, and what roads it needs to travel. Stop being the dam that is in the way and serves no purpose. Do this and we will all be truly have something to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Why has the AARP sold out its members on healthcare?

Why has the AARP sold out its members on Healthcare?
Al Ritter

I wondered why the self declared non-partisan group AARP would support a government run healthcare system, so I did some investigation, and found the answer glaringly simple. MONEY! It’s the main driving force of any business, and AARP is no exception.

I assumed they made most of their money from memberships, a glance at the 2008 AARP financial statement, changed my mind on that! The group received nearly $653 million in royalties from private insurance companies that sold products referred by AARP in 2008, while taking in $249 million in membership dues. Wondering what products they are getting commissions on I dove in a little deeper.

Seniors have basically two choices for Medicare supplemental insurance, the first one is a government run supplement called “Medicare Advantage,” the second one is called “Medigap” insurance and is sold by private insurance companies. This medigap is what the AARP endorses, and gets royalties on. Section 1161 of the House bill would slash payments to Medicare Advantage health plans used by 20 percent of seniors and cause them to lose some benefits, including vision and dental coverage, thus forcing them into the private insurance supplements such as AARP offers.

AARP is a non-profit 501 (c)(4) organization which doesn’t allow them to take money from the government, but alas they have figured a way around all that. AARP FOUNDATION is a separate and distinct organization, they are housed in the same building as AARP, have a completely separate Board of Directors, but they have one major distinction, they are listed as a 501 (c)(3) organization that not only CAN take government money, they actively sought out federal grants. The Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Labor, were all sources of the second largest income of the $90 million 2008 income.

The AARP FOUNDATION can engage in fundraising activities to advance its particular public policy agenda. However, the foundation works so closely with AARP that the two entities are barely indistinguishable. Is this combination of organizations reminiscent of another group?

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, blasted AARP in an interview with the Hill just days ago."AARP is one of the most liberal organizations in Washington, D.C.," Boehner said. "Obviously, most seniors aren't aware of that."

As Paul Harvey used to say……….now you know the rest of the story!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Is this really what we hired?

Is this really what we hired?
Al Ritter

During the Obama campaign we saw a picture of Obama standing in front of a flag along with Bill Richardson while the Pledge of Allegiance was being recited. Everyone in the picture had their hand over their heart and was reciting, except Obama. The campaign gave some lame excuse of why he wasn’t actively involved.

The truth seemed to come to light during the Veterans Day Event at Arlington National Cemetery. It seems that Mr. Obama has slapped not only the veterans in the face, but the rest of America as well. I don’t know an American that won’t pledge their allegiance to the country to which they are a citizen.

No excuse will suffice this time Mr. Obama, you would be a poor excuse for a leader in ANY country, but you are REALLY a poor example for a leader in MY country!

Maybe you exhibit the naiveté of this 10 year old, who places his allegiance on conditions, maybe your refusal is deeper seeded, personally I don’t care, your actions show disrespect for our country!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Obamacare Suppository

Obamacare Suppository
Kevin Bryant

“What we have here is a failure to communicate”. I love that line from Cool Hand Luke. In my opinion, that was one of Paul Newman’s best films. It fits what happened this past weekend so well. We had tea parties, and congress didn’t listen. We had Washington rallies and congress didn’t listen. Michele Bachman (R-MN) held a rally on the capital steps and still congress didn’t listen. New Jersey voters even defeated a governor who Obama himself stated was a man of vital importance in the pursuit of his agenda. Still, congress didn’t listen.

Thank you house for ramming Obamacare up our &^%*#.

Nancy Pelosi knows full well that the only way she will ever leave office is on her own terms. San Francisco is in love with The Wicked Witch of the West and because of that, the rest of the country must suffer. She is a socialist though and through and will not stop pushing this country towards socialism, using every strong armed tactic she knows.

She managed to get Obamacare pushed though the house even though 39 democrats voted against it. Of course Anh Cao (RINO- New Orleans) was the lone republican voting for it. Cao, it seems solicited a bride by the White House to buy his vote but what does the White House care, it’s not their money, it’s tax payers money and this administration believes they can use it anyway they wish. To hell with what the people have to say about it.

One hurdle down, next up, the senate.

Next up is the senate. With 15% more Americans disapproving of Obamacare than are in favor of it, getting past the second hurdle might be a little tougher than the first. The senate seems to be a little less radical than the house and according to Politico, senate majority leader; Harry Reid’s senate seat is in the greatest danger of being lost by the democrats in the 2010 election. Acorn and SEIU will do everything within their power to ensure this does not happen though Acorn has problems of their own in Nevada.

This vote on late Saturday just proves what every one already knows. Nancy Pelosi & Barack Obama only care about themselves and their own radical agendas. They have no care or interest in the future of those that serve in the same party as them. They could care less about what the people want or fulfilling campaign promises of transparency, morality, and fiscal responsibility. They have already blown those three items to hell and they didn’t even bat an eyelash doing it.

2010 Elections are now less than a year away. Obama & Co know that they are going to lose many of their house and senate seats that are in moderate and conservative districts and states. They know they must push this though before those elections and do not care about who they have to throw under the bus to get it done. Some, like so-called blue dog democrat Dennis Moore (D-KS) are willing to be lead like a lamb to the slaughter house. Good-bye Dennis Moore, I’m sure that my neighbors in Overland Park won’t miss you and will be happy to see you gone. Dennis Moore became something of celebrity back in August when he refused to hold town hall meetings because of claims of death threats, even though the Kansas State Police and the FBI found no evidence supporting his claim. Now if only I could get rid on my own Obama backside kissing Missouri rep; The good reverend Emanuel “Obama is more popular than God” Cleaver.

Before all the bailouts last year under Bush, our President and congress had only mortgaged our own futures. In Obama’s first 9 months in office, he, along with Reid & Pelosi immediately with though our children’s futures and mortgages our grandkids ($35,000 per child and growing) as well. If Cap & Trade and Obamacare pass, this country will be bankrupt. If another stimulus package is passed, this country will be bankrupt.

With a declining dollar, mounting debt and being on the verge of losing the very freedoms this country was founded on, I may have to move to Mexico in a year or two to find a job because there won’t be any here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gang activity in the Military?

Gang activity in the Military?

Al Ritter

According to the : “Gang-related activity in the US Armed Forces is increasing. Although gang members constitute only a fraction of military personnel nationwide, their presence can compromise installation security and force protection both internally and externally. Gang members in the military can disrupt good order and discipline and threaten military operations. Gang membership in the ranks may also result in a disruption of command, low morale, disciplinary problems, and a broad range of criminal activity. Gang-affiliated military personnel and dependent gang-affiliated children of service members facilitate crime on and off military installations, and are at risk of transferring their weapons and combat training back to the community to employ against rival gang members and law enforcement officers.”

“Members of nearly every major street gang, including the Bloods, Crips, Black Disciples, Gangster Disciples, Hells Angels, Latin Kings, The 18th Street Gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), Mexican Mafia, Nortenos, Surenos, Vice Lords, and various white supremacist groups, have been documented on military installations both domestically and internationally. These members are present in most branches and across all ranks of the military, but are most common among the junior enlisted ranks.
The US Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard are likely to have the most enlisted gang members because they are either the largest branches of the military, the service is part-time, or they tend not to be as selective as the other branches of the armed services. Estimates are difficult to obtain because many gang-related incidences are reported as conduct matters and are not within the investigative purview of criminal investigative services. However, the US Army’s recent adoption of the National Crime Information Center definition of “gangs” and “gang membership” may contribute to an increase in reporting of gang-related incidents.”

There is no question that gangs ARE in our Military, soldiers in the theatre are instructed not to discuss the problem, and the press has been instructed that they may not photograph or film the “gang tagging” (graffiti) on walls in Afghanistan. The big question is…..does the military condone or in a worst case scenario, do they actively recruit gang members?

In February 2006, the Baltimore Sun wrote that there was "a significant increase in the number of recruits with what the Army terms 'serious criminal misconduct' in their background," this includes, "aggravated assault, robbery, vehicular manslaughter, receiving stolen property and making terrorist threats." From 2004 to 2005, the number of those recruits rose by more than 54 percent, while alcohol and illegal drug waivers, reversing a four-year decline, increased by more than 13 percent.

In 2004 the Pentagon did a “Moral Waiver” study, in a move to increase a declining enlistment role. Certain waivers could be issued for past behavior of potential recruits.

After Steven Green, who served in the 101st Airborne Division, was charged in a rape and quadruple murder in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, it was disclosed that he had been "a high-school dropout from a broken home who enlisted to get some direction in his life, yet was sent home early because of an anti-social personality disorder."

In one reported case, they (Army) went to a "youth prison" in Ogden, Utah. Although Steven Price had asked to see a recruiter while still incarcerated, he was "barely 17 when he enlisted in January 2005 "and his divorced parents say "recruiters used false promises and forged documents to enlist him," confusion exists about whether the boy's mother actually signed a parental consent form allowing her son to enlist, but his father apparently wasn't even at the signing, but his name is on the form too.

Early in 2006, a reported transfer of 10,000 to 20,000 troops to Fort Bliss, Texas, caused FBI and local law enforcement to fear a turf war between "members of the FolkNation gang.

Investigators have identified a network of neo-Nazi active-duty Army and Marine personnel spread across five military installations in five states. "They're communicating with each other about weapons, about recruiting, about keeping their identities secret, about organizing within the military," he said.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tick Tick Tick Tick

Tick Tick Tick Tick
Kevin Bryant

Tick tick tick tick….that is the sound of the time bomb inside me that should be going off. Better yet, it should have already gone off and turned me into a cold blooded mass murder, or so the white house, the lamestream media and so called experts say anyway.

Why is everyone making excuses for Major Hasasn, the nut job that killed 13 people at Fort Hood and wounded several others? We should all feel sorry for him because he was suffering due to all the compassion he had for the returning soldiers and that compassion caused him to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Boo hoo hoo. I’m crying a river for this guy……it just upsets me so much can’t you tell.

I got spanked as a child, therefore I should I should be a withdrawn and unable to function in society. I got yelled at in boot camp and multiple other times while in the military, I should have been harboring rage and having uncontrollable thoughts about going on a killing spree. My first ship had the engine room go up in flames killing six and wounding a dozen more, I should have a serious unnatural fear of ships and the ocean, and possibly become a arsonist, and to top it off, I caught my wife in my bed with another man, I should have lost all control and uncontrollably beat him to death with the baseball bat that was in the room with the three of us.

Yes, the spankings, the getting chewed out several times, the ship blowing up and the catching the now ex wife in my bed with her present day husband are all real. So I must be a freak of nature because I haven’t committed or pulled out a gun and killed a whole bunch of people I don’t know. I didn’t even touch the guy I caught having sex with the woman I was married to at the time. But wait, I’m still a ticking time bomb according to the lamebrain experts. Oh no….I could go off tomorrow or maybe this weekend.

Why on earth is everyone trying to make excuses for this Fort Hood terrorist dirt bag? Poor Major Hasan, he was just an innocent victim who didn’t recognize the warning signs of stress caused by all the compassion he held for his patients. What a Major load of crap. He’s been a walking, talking, neon flashing billboard for Muslim extremism for quite a while, but thanks political correctness brainwashing, no one saw it.

There are tens of thousands in the military that have gone through similar experiences like the few I listed. They haven’t gone out and killed innocent people at random. They haven’t developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and withdrawn only to become another coward that committed suicide instead of dealing with the events in their lives. My sympathies go out to anyone who had a loved one commit suicide. It’s a painful thing to deal with but I stand by my opinion of it’s a coward’s way of not having to face your own demons.

Hasan yells praises to Allah before he starts pulling the trigger and this is not an act of terrorism? His goal was to kill as many American soldiers as possible in a very short amount of time and it’s not terrorism? By every definition of the word terrorism, it most certainly is. I believe he wanted to get killed during it so he could be hailed in the Muslim world as a martyr for the jihadist cause and get his 72 virgins. Sorry sucker, you are not getting anything but a lifetime in a 6 x 9 cell. I hope they don’t tell you which way east is inside that cell so you will never be able to pray in the traditional Muslim manner. Poor pitiful you. You aren’t ever going to get out of solitary confinement because if you do, you are going to painfully suffer every moment you are in general population for the rest of your life. I hope you live a long long LONG time and literally rot in prison before you actually rot in hell. And forget political correctness, I hope they serve you pork for every meal of every day for the rest of your natural life. And when you die, may they bury a pig inside your coffin with you.

Our President doesn’t wasn’t this to be classified as a terrorist act. He can’t have an attack on American soil under his watch, therefore any excuse for not calling this an act of terror including labeling this guy as a poor victim must be repeated by the military, the administration and the lamestream media. Thanks Bernie Goldberg, I like the term “lamestream”.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Terrorism, or just another crazy?

Terrorism, or just another crazy?
Al Ritter

FEMA describes terrorism as:
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.
Terrorists often use threats to:
• Create fear among the public.
• Try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism.
• Get immediate publicity for their causes.

Acts of terrorism include threats of terrorism; assassinations; kidnappings; hijackings; bomb scares and bombings; cyber attacks (computer-based); and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons.

High-risk targets for acts of terrorism include military and civilian government facilities, international airports, large cities, and high-profile landmarks.

Now if we use this definition, the attack at Ft. Hood WAS a terrorist attack. Now the big question here is was this a Muslim Terror Attack? Major Nidal Malik Hasan is a Muslim convert, he has made his opinion known to coworkers as to his displeasure in fighting a war against fellow Muslims. He has even gone on record using his role as psychiatrist to argue that same point with the very people he was supposedly helping to deal with post traumatic stress syndrome. It seems obvious that his religion was the driving factor in his slip from reality, but then to excuse his behavior because he was a Major in our own military, is ridiculous.

The next question asked is…….Is he just a deranged person that cracked under pressure, or was it a real terrorist attack? To answer such a question you would need to decide if the typical suicide bomber is sane. You would need to ask yourself if this action by this man was premeditated, or was something that was a spur of the moment thing? Reports from the media claim that he had said his “goodbyes” before the event actually happened, so seems that it was premeditated. It was intended to get publicity for their cause, it was intended to promote fear among the public, and it did use violence for the purpose of intimidation , and coercion. He was also reportedly yelling in Arabic “Allah Akbar,” as he shot his victims.

If you use the government’s own definition of terrorism this event certainly qualifies, and the media’s need to downplay the religious angle, and actually deny it as a radical Muslim attack is not only misleading, it certainly fails the “smell test.”

I need to reprint an article I wrote last year, my detractors see it as racist, but it reflects the REAL facts. Real facts can’t be politically correct, they can’t be politically incorrect, they are just facts, I’m sorry if that offends you, but attacks like these offend the families of the dead too. The victims were entitled to life……….deal with it!

Who are we fighting in Afghanistan Mr. President?

President Obama stated in April ….. "Let me say this as clearly as I can," Obama said. "The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical ... in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject."

I was as baffled then as I am today by his statement. If what our President was trying to say is that the war is against Islamic extremists, then I partially understand, but not only hasn’t he said that, but the Muslims on the side of peace and love of god haven’t voiced that either.

Obama accuses his own country’s people of being “Islamophobes.” But yet all one has to do is go to the government site to see the attacks by terrorists on our country and who claimed responsibility.

Ambassador to Afghanistan Assassinated, February 14, 1979: Four Afghans kidnapped U.S. Ambassador Adolph Dubs in Kabul and demanded the release of various "religious figures." Dubs was killed, along with four alleged terrorists, when Afghan police stormed the hotel room where he was being held.

Iran Hostage Crisis, November 4, 1979: After President Carter agreed to admit the Shah of Iran into the US, Iranian radicals seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 66 American diplomats hostage. Thirteen hostages were soon released, but the remaining 53 were held until their release on January 20, 1981.

Bombing of U.S. Embassy in Beirut, April 18, 1983: Sixty-three people, including the CIA’s Middle East director, were killed and 120 were injured in a 400-pound suicide truck-bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.

Bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, October 23, 1983: Simultaneous suicide truck-bomb attacks were made on American and French compounds in Beirut, Lebanon. A 12,000-pound bomb destroyed the U.S. compound, killing 242 Americans, while 58 French troops were killed when a 400-pound device destroyed a French base. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.

Kidnapping of Embassy Official, March 16, 1984: The Islamic Jihad kidnapped and later murdered Political Officer William Buckley in Beirut, Lebanon. Other U.S. citizens not connected to the U.S. government were seized over a succeeding two-year period.

TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985: A Trans-World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens by two Lebanese Hizballah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut. The eight crew members and 145 passengers were held for seventeen days, during which one American hostage, a U.S. Navy sailor, was murdered. After being flown twice to Algiers, the aircraft was returned to Beirut after Israel released 435 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.

Achille Lauro Hijacking, October 7, 1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Front terrorists seized the Italian cruise liner in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, taking more than 700 hostages. One U.S. passenger was murdered before the Egyptian government offered the terrorists safe haven in return for the hostages’ freedom.

Kidnapping of William Higgins, February 17, 1988: U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel W. Higgins was kidnapped and murdered by the Iranian-backed Hizballah group while serving with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO) in southern Lebanon.

Attempted Iraqi Attacks on U.S. Posts, January 18-19, 1991: Iraqi agents planted bombs at the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia’s home residence and at the USIS library in Manila.

World Trade Center Bombing, February 26, 1993: The World Trade Center in New York City was badly damaged when a car bomb planted by Islamic terrorists exploded in an underground garage. The bomb left 6 people dead and 1,000 injured. The men carrying out the attack were followers of Umar Abd al-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric who preached in the New York City area.

Attempted Assassination of President Bush by Iraqi Agents, April 14, 1993: The Iraqi intelligence service attempted to assassinate former U.S. President George Bush during a visit to Kuwait. In retaliation, the U.S. launched a cruise missile attack 2 months later on the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Attack on U.S. Diplomats in Pakistan, March 8, 1995: Two unidentified gunmen killed two U.S. diplomats and wounded a third in Karachi, Pakistan.

Attack on U.S. Embassy in Moscow, September 13, 1995: A rocket-propelled grenade was fired through the window of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, ostensibly in retaliation for U.S. strikes on Serb positions in Bosnia.

Saudi Military Installation Attack, November 13, 1995: The Islamic Movement of Change planted a bomb in a Riyadh military compound that killed one U.S. citizen, several foreign national employees of the U.S. government, and over 40 others.

Khobar Towers Bombing, June 25, 1996: A fuel truck carrying a bomb exploded outside the US military's Khobar Towers housing facility in Dhahran, killing 19 U.S. military personnel and wounding 515 persons, including 240 U.S. personnel. Several groups claimed responsibility for the attack.

Empire State Building Sniper Attack, February 23, 1997: A Palestinian gunman opened fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland, and France before turning the gun on himself. A handwritten note carried by the gunman claimed this was a punishment attack against the "enemies of Palestine."

Murder of U.S. Businessmen in Pakistan, November 12, 1997: Two unidentified gunmen shot to death four U.S. auditors from Union Texas Petroleum Corporation and their Pakistani driver after they drove away from the Sheraton Hotel in Karachi. The Islami Inqilabi Council, or Islamic Revolutionary Council, claimed responsibility in a call to the U.S. Consulate in Karachi. In a letter to Pakistani newspapers, the Aimal Khufia Action Committee also claimed responsibility.
Somali Hostage-takings, April 15, 1998: Somali militiamen abducted nine Red Cross and Red Crescent workers at an airstrip north of Mogadishu. The hostages included a U.S. citizen, a German, a Belgian, a French, a Norwegian, two Swiss, and one Somali. The gunmen were members of a sub-clan loyal to Ali Mahdi Mohammed, who controlled the northern section of the capital.

U.S. Embassy Bombings in East Africa, August 7, 1998: A bomb exploded at the rear entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, killing 12 U.S. citizens, 32 Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs), and 247 Kenyan citizens. Approximately 5,000 Kenyans, 6 U.S. citizens, and 13 FSNs were injured. The U.S. Embassy building sustained extensive structural damage. Almost simultaneously, a bomb detonated outside the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing 7 FSNs and 3 Tanzanian citizens, and injuring 1 U.S. citizen and 76 Tanzanians. The explosion caused major structural damage to the U.S. Embassy facility. The U.S. Government held Usama Bin Laden responsible.

Kidnappings in Kyrgyzstan, August 12, 2000: In the Kara-Su Valley, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan took four U.S. citizens hostage. The Americans escaped on August 12.
Attack on U.S.S. Cole, October 12, 2000: In Aden, Yemen, a small dingy carrying explosives rammed the destroyer U.S.S. Cole, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39 others. Supporters of Usama Bin Laden were suspected.

Manila Bombing, December 30, 2000: A bomb exploded in a plaza across the street from the U.S. Embassy in Manila, injuring nine persons. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front was likely responsible.

Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Homeland, September 11, 2001: Two hijacked airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Soon thereafter, the Pentagon was struck by a third hijacked plane. A fourth hijacked plane, suspected to be bound for a high-profile target in Washington, crashed into a field in southern Pennsylvania. The attacks killed 3,025 U.S. citizens and other nationals. President Bush and Cabinet officials indicated that Usama Bin Laden was the prime suspect and that they considered the United States in a state of war with international terrorism. In the aftermath of the attacks, the United States formed the Global Coalition Against Terrorism.

These were attacks BEFORE 9/11, and happened either on American property or involving American citizens. These accounts are only a partial list, twice the amount that was reported worldwide. All these attacks were perpetrated by “Islamic” or “Muslim” groups. No massive condemnation has come from the “peaceful faction of the Islamic faith.”

My questions go out to our President, if we aren’t at war with Islam, then why are we chasing them through Afghanistan and Pakistan? Because you share a younger life with the Islamic faith, does not mean I understand, condone, or for that matter that I am an “Islamophobe.” Don’t demonize me, or claim our country is somehow unfair to people of the Islamic faith, and certainly don’t call it religious, or racial profiling, we didn’t “start this war,” and the citizens of our country are not the only victims.

I see Islam as a faith based on the Quran, as one of violence, and hatred for anyone who doesn’t think like they do, curiously like your Administration. If we aren’t at war with Islam Mr. President, who exactly ARE we at war with? It doesn’t appear as though your main stream media has bothered to ask such a simple question……..
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A Silver Lining?

A Silver Lining?
Kevin Bryant

Last week, I stated that I would have traded either governorship the RNC picked up last Tuesday for the house seat won by Bill Owens in the New York 23rd district race. I’m still not very happy about Doug Hoffman losing that race but the loss might turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

Newt Gingrich stated on the Hannity Show that he made a mistake backing Scuzzafava and respecting the New York republican leadership’s decision to run her instead of Hoffman. Could this be a wake up call for those republicans in power? Only time will tell if they got the message.

First off, I am not a republican. I am a conservative and being a conservative, my votes usually go to the republican candidate because they better represent me and my beliefs.

The RNC wasted valuable money and resources backing a candidate that was just as liberal if not more so than her democratic counterpart. They wasted time and effort trying to dismiss Hoffman as a serious candidate. They got their collective rear ends handed to them by a candidate with very little money, almost no exposure, no major party backing, short staffed and he was a late entry into the race. Doug Hoffman, his message and his grass roots conservative supporters buried their candidate.

Hopefully this election will serve as a wake up call and a warning to all state and federal levels of the Republican Party. The majority of the people don’t care about party affiliation. Conservatives do not want to mixed messages and trying to be al things to all people. Conservatives do not need a party platform, they already have one, and it’s called morals and principals. The RNC would be better served to learn this instead of finding ways to attract new voters by way of supporting more liberal causes.

The Republican Party does not need more people like John McCain and Lindsey Graham. They have too many now and that is what has hurt them over the past several election cycles. They need more candidates like Doug Hoffman, Sarah Steelman and Michele Bachman. People that put principal over party and the constitution over congressional approval. The RNC needs candidates that will serve the people and not their own interest or the party’s interest or work for special interest.

The DNC has for several elections now been running candidates at the state and congressional levels that have been a little closer to the center than left in certain key areas where elections could go either way. That is why they are now in congress and that is why you hear the term “Blue Dog Democrats”. The reason these people are in office can not all be blamed on hatred for George Bush. They mainly got beat because they sold out to the “Washington Politics As Usual” crowd and forgot to stand on principal.

If Newt Gingrich and Michael Steele got the message that was sent to the Republican Party by Hoffman’s loss, then there is a chance that conservatives will again support the Republican Party. If not, count on the democrats to hold on to several key seats in the 2010 election.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our Country is under Attack!

Our Country is under Attack!

Al Ritter

It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, people were voting for “hope,” and “change.” Change is exactly what they got but did the voters really want a dismantling of the American way of life? I say the American way of life because the Obama Administration is in the midst of destroying the very things that our forefathers, had intended to circumvent any one person, or party’s rule.

Allies: The Obama Administration has shown disrespect to our long time allies, England, France, Germany, Israel, and many others, while offering an olive branch to militant, rogue nations whose only desire is to wipe the U.S.A. off the face of the earth. His ability to barter items in foreign diplomacy is sadly lacking as he constantly seeks to micro-manage the foreign policy, and resign Hillary Clinton to a back seat roll.

Bankruptcy: This President is the first one to step in and take an active role of setting the requirements of Corporate Bankruptcy Proceedings. In a concerted effort he took the role of who gets what out of the Judicial Branch’s hands, and decided on his own, the final settlement in senior and junior investments, against all precedence.

Biased Media: Only one President in the past was so paranoid that he sought to silence selected media outlets. Watergate was the event, Richard Nixon was the President, and his loathing of the media was in fact his undoing. We now see almost a repeat of the past with Barack Obama. Obama and his Administration have declared one news station as showing “a point of view” rather than reporting the news. He leaves all the rest of the media on a pedestal, thereby pushing his own bias. The FCC is pushing to silence conservative radio.

Constitution: Our constitution does not give ANY part of the government the power to take over publicly traded corporations, and yet the Obama Administration took over banks, financial institutions, brokerages, and auto manufacturing. Nowhere in the Constitution does it give the right to force healthcare on the citizens. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say government has the right to subsidize programs of entitlement, or welfare.

Credibility: The Administration has lied to the American people constantly since coming into power, and yet vilified those who seek to expose the truth. Is it any wonder that your popularity has fallen? Habitual lying will turn off all voters, including the ones who voted for you in the first place. Voters close their collective ears to habitual liars, and as a result the credibility of the sacred office of the President of the United States will be in question

Czars: No President has ever named more czars than this Administration. Czars circumvent the very process intended by our Constitution to perform proper vetting by way of Senate confirmation hearings of cabinet members. Czars escape under the radar, and are making powerful decisions with no congressional oversight.

Declarations: The Administration has made two declarations; one was to close Gitmo, with no plan in site where to send the detainees. The second declaration was to close the Yucca Mountain storage facility of spent nuclear fuel, with no plan of what to do with the spent fuel. These declarations needed alternatives BEFORE closures were revealed.

Executive Pay: There is no provision in the Constitution that allows an unelected, non vetted, appointed “czar” the right to decide whose pay is too high, and the ability to adjust that pay against a legal binding contract.

Federal Bank: The Fed has gained too much power in our country. In one of the very few bi-partisan bills since the Obama Administration took over, Rep Ron Paul wanted total transparency for the government entity, and 308 of his fellow Congressmen agreed. Unfortunately the bill had its teeth ripped out by a Democrat who had accepted campaign funds from the banking industry. One doesn’t have to have much of an imagination to see that is a conflict of interest.

Foreign Policy: The Obama Administration has taken it upon themselves to “apologize” for the past policies of our country, claiming we are “arrogant.” His experience in foreign policy is naïve at best and treasonous at worst. The Europeans on a whole are either the ones we defeated in WWII or the ones we saved, why must we apologize for that?

Indecision on troop deployment: The Obama Administration has stalled a request from a commander that HE picked for his judgment, to increase troops in Afghanistan. The sad part is that the troops on the ground in that country are more in danger because of his indecision. He has had the ability to make a choice of whether to stay or go in Afghanistan’s internal rebel war.

Issues popular to the people: The Administration constantly uses “slight of hand” to shift the passage of unpopular bills. While the public watches a battle on healthcare, the Congress is trying to pass another bill under darkness of night. None of the “crisis” situations that the Obama Administration wants to pass is in the forefront of what the public wants. The most pressing issue now is jobs and the economy, neither of which have been improved by Congresses massive Stimulus Spending. In fact joblessness continues to climb while the Administration is trying to spin this as a “jobless recovery.” This is the most ridiculous statement they have made next to the term “saved jobs,” which is yet another claim they can’t prove.

Lawyer stacking: This Administration has more lawyers than any other President in history, and as a result views the world as either a litigant or a plaintiff. As a result they view our business world as the deep pockets that the poor may dip their hands into.

Manufacturing: America has the second highest taxes for corporations in the world. That added to the forced union power has forced manufacturing jobs abroad. We are on track to become the world’s largest reboxer of foreign made goods. We are being pushed farther down the road of losing our edge in the world of production.

Money: Printing presses have been working overtime since the Obama Inauguration, printing money at unprecedented rates. Even though the Nixon Administration eliminated the demand that we always have a Federal Reserve of gold to back the printing of money, the present Administration has run more rampant than any past Administration. Too much cash doesn’t mean we have more money, it means the money we have is worth less, and is the printing of more is always the forerunner of inflation.

Ponzi scheme: Bernie Madoff recently went to prison for promising people a wonderful result on their investment while ignoring the need to pay investors further down the road. Our Government is involved in their own Ponzi scheme, spending money at an unprecedented rate, promising wonderful results, while ignoring the fact those future generations will have to pay back the principle long after the legislators are dead and gone. Madoff got money, Obama gets political clout, what is the difference other than the Administration isn’t in jail?

Print Media: This may be the next recipient of a Federal Bailout, of course depending on what sort of slant the particular newspaper has. It is clear the liberals want to have a voice in newsprint even if the public doesn’t want to buy it. Clearly it would be yet another subsidized program the government refuses to fund properly, constantly needing a cash infusion, much the way Amtrak has been.

Racial divide: Obama ran his campaign on the idea of unity between races. His actions to date have shown exactly the opposite action. He uses the racial divide to further HIS personal cause, and not for the benefit of the overall citizens.

Truth in Advertising: The Administration has constantly vilified the very people he wishes to side with them. You can say that a doctor would remove a leg strictly for the money he would receive, and then expect them to stand with you to defend your healthcare initiatives. You can’t tell Wall Street they have to take pay cuts and then welcome you with open arms. You can’t tell Americans that they will get better healthcare at a lesser price by joining with you to enforce a healthcare reform that forces them into your HMO, when they used to have a good PPO. You can’t tell people that they will still make decisions on healthcare with their doctors when you want to install a “firewall” of bureaucrats that will make decisions on what care will be granted.

Unions: No President in the past has given more power to unions. Obama has publicly stated that he is “beholding” to the unions because they contributed to his campaign. Unions have forced manufacturing jobs abroad, by way of increased benefits to their own members. The card check system the Administration wants passed, demands that union votes be done in public, endorsing union harassment of the very employees that are forced to pay for their strong arm tactics.

United Nations: This Administration has seen fit to give taxpayers hard earned money to the U.N. commonly known as the most corrupt world-wide agency. Our membership monetary involvement was being withheld from the U.N. to force investigations into corruption, and yet the Obama Administration handed over all past money owed to the U.N. with no conditions. The Administration has voiced the need for “world governance,” which will basically eliminate our Constitution, and present government, under the guise of “treaties.”

Unemployment: Unemployment continues to rise even after the Stimulus Package is doled out. The Administration continues to claim they are saving jobs although there is no proof of that in numbers that we can see. The Administration claimed that they would create all these jobs and yet the numbers look dismal. The new spin is that we might get a “jobless recovery,” although that has never happened in the past, they are certainly claiming it. Just announced today 10.2% unemployment, nice job Mr. President!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

NY – 23 Winners & Losers: Nov 3, 2009 Election

NY – 23 Winners & Losers: Nov 3, 2009 Election
Kevin Bryant

The 2009 election is over and for once, there were more categories of winners but in truth, more losers than winners when all the dust settled.

In both Virginia and New Jersey, the list of winners and losers are about the same. You have each individual candidate; you have their respective state party and their national party each being either a winner or loser as the case may be. But even those that did not vote for the winning governor of those states still are winners if those elected do what they said they would do. Only time will tell if they are able to make their states a better place.

NY-23. The election of Bill Owens was something I actually thought would happen when the republican pretender dropped out of the race and gave him her support. Since she did not technically drop out of the race but merely suspended her campaign, she left the door open to get back into it should Owens manage to drop the ball. Scuzzyfavors managed to pull enough votes away from Hoffman to hand Owens, her candidate of choice the election. And who says that republicans and democrats can not work together on anything.

The White House is trying to spin this race as the only one that was an actual referendum on their administration. The other two were state issue only races and have no bearing on the political climate of America. Of course they had this statement ready to go on Monday because I heard these same words at 6:00 am central time Tuesday morning, November 3rd. Now, how exactly did the White House know the outcome of these races before hand? Speculation perhaps or that they had different statements ready to go in case this scenario didn’t play out. The funny thing was, this was the exact statement and the only statement I heard on my drive into work that morning. The other thing that bothered me about this race was the percentages of the votes. From less than 1% reporting to 97% reporting, the percentages never varied by more than a single digit. I can not recall any election in history where the percentages stayed that consistent throughout the night.

So, who were the real winners of NY -23? Acorn, DNC, White House, Bill Owens, man made global warming believers, cap & trade supporters, unrestricted abortionist, socialist, government mandated health care supporters and anyone who believes that the federal government should have unlimited powers. Democracy, Freedom and the Constitution were the real losers in this contest.

I would gladly trade either governor’s seat for Hoffman picking up that congressional seat.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Republicans have defeated Chesapeake Bay saving measures in Maryland?

Even though Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 in the Maryland House and Democrats outnumber the Republicans 2 to 1 in the Maryland Senate, Scott Hymes from the Maryland Department of Resources claimed that “conservatives” from Harford, Anne Arundel, and Worchester County are the ones responsible for blocking initiatives to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

When questioned on November 3, 2009 at a Café in Timonium during “Green Drinks”social about if the “save the bay tags” have improved the well being of the Chesapeake Bay, he replied, the tag fees have improved the condition of the bay. When asked what the percentage of decrease in pollution of the bay, had been accomplished, the conversation took a turn. He blamed states Republicans for blocking the needed improvement in the bay. I asked him who was responsible for the blockage in the needed legislature, and he replied that legislators in Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Worchester County.

I asked him to clarify his claim, but he replied, “I can see that I can’t talk to you about politics,” and refused to talk to me any longer. It was unclear if he was talking to me as a spokesman of the Maryland Department of Resources or as a private individual, but his evading answers contained no clear answers or accusations. His claims of Republican blocked votes remain unsubstantiated, but they are accusations never the less. Is this how the O’Malley Administration views the minority legislature? Do they blame the party who doesn’t have enough votes to even raise a hair on the Administration’s neck for the pollution in the Chesapeake Bay? It was clear that Mr. Hymes could not site the pollution reduction facts let alone produce the names of the reported legislators whom he claimed had blocked important legislation.

Obviously part of Maryland’s pollution of the Chesapeake Bay comes from the upstream states, but employees of the State who have an outside voice want to blame “conservative” legislators for the supposed pollution in our state tributary. Actually I was surprised that he didn’t blame George Bush, it seems most liberals start out a conversation that way.

I find it funny that conservatives are constantly badgered to produce facts on their claims, but when the tables are reversed they get belligerent, and end a discussion. With a title such as “Local Government Liaison/ Team Coordinator, Local Government and Community Services Division, you would think he would have the facts at hand, and been able to cite pollution reduction facts in verse, but instead he made the choice to end the conversation without citing a single fact, but instead injecting his political view……………..I’m glad I didn’t ask him his opinion on Cap and Trade!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Democrats gut a popular Congressional bill

Of 435 people in Congress, 308 of them co-sponsored a bill by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) to not only audit the Federal bank but: “To amend title 31, United States Code, to reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States and the manner in which such audits are reported, and for other purposes.”

H.R. 1207 and its related bill in the Senate S. 604 would have had far reaching exposure as to how the Fed does business, and to expose the way business has been done in the past.
The popularity of this bill, bridged both sides of the aisle, as Democrats and republicans alike signed on to demand transparency in yet another governmental agency, but alas, this bill was “gutted” in a congressional committee, specifically by a Democrat whose campaign contributions by the banking industry, were the largest in his committee.

In a telephone interview with Bloomberg, Rep. Paul reported that the teeth had been ripped out of the bill.

"There's nothing left; it's been gutted," Paul said. "This is not a partisan issue. People all over the country want to know what the Fed is up to, and this legislation was supposed to help them do that."

Rep. Paul pointed his finger at the chairman of the House Financial Service Committee's panel on domestic monetary policy, Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) for eliminating "just about everything" in preparation for the bill's consideration on the floor of the House.

Watt’s campaign contributions in the 2008 cycle amounted to $609,072, but the largest portion was from the banking and financial institutions, a whopping 35.6 % or $217,109!

Contributors to Watt’s campaign were Bank of America, Wachovia Corp., American Express and the American Bankers Association.

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