The Death Trolls

The Liberals had quite a party this weekend. The Death Trolls were partying like it was 1922 and the Communist Revolution.

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Said no Liberal Ever.

So has Obama appointed Loretta Lynch yet? She properly Black -Not an evil Uncle Tom Conservative (Doubleplusgood), She’s a Woman, and a Left Ideologue who will stay the Partisan course no matter what the nasty, old, white guy Constitution says…

Retirement is one thing. Death is quite another. Antonin Scalia leaves behind a wife, children, grand children, friends, and other family. Life is something we should all be respectful of, even when we disagree with the politics of the person.

But plenty of people who politicize everything disagree. It is the measure of how miserable a person’s life is that they would politicize the death of someone who served his country with distinction because they disagree with him.

Not everything is political. Death will come to us all. Therefore, we should work hard to not make death a political issue, even if it is the death of one we disagree with. We then only incentivize others dancing on our own graves when that day comes. We will not all become Supreme Court justices. We will not all become someone of note. We will not all merit even a Wikipedia entry. But we all will die. So show some class.

 

“I feel bad for his family” and “That guy was a homophobic, racist jerk” are not mutually exclusive sentiments. — Brooklyn Spoke (@BrooklynSpoke)

Scalia was a retrograde bigot who, just this week, voted with his colleagues to kill climate regs and the planet. I don’t care how he rests.— Bae Talese

Scalia *gleefully* shat on minorities of all stripes while he was alive. No one owes him respect and decorum now that he’s dead.— Bae Talese

Wow, Scalia died. it’s not cool to speak ill of the dead, so RIP to one of the BEST racist, fascist enemies of democracy & humanity.— dave ciaccio

Wow, TWO Supreme Court openings! (I assume Thomas will be buried alive with Scalia)

— Drew Magary

The party of “compassion”, “sensitivity” and “tolerance” strikes again. 🙂

Ann Coulter: [The Republicans know] “if they screw us over one more time, on something as big as this, Trump gets another ten million voters right there.”

But how likely are they to stand on principle? Really…

 

 

The Hello Kitty Liberals

Here’s a question I’d like to put to the doe-eyed, Co-Exist, “poor Syrian/Muslim refugee” French folks and other easily deceived dupes who slurped down that politically correct bouillabaisse of one-hundred-percent, uncut, irrational, will/has never turned out well bullshit: How’d that kum-ba-yah, multi-culti mindset work out for you?

Not so well, eh?

Oui?

Oui.

Garsh, who’d a thunk that evil ISIS operatives, with mass murderous wet-dreams, would try to scam their way into France under the guise of being persecuted, California-Dreamin’, nanny-goat-bearded good guys?

I’ll tell you who would’ve “thunk” it: pretty much everyone with a lick of common sense, that’s who.

Helen Keller could’ve have seen that one coming.

Dear God, some of you are slow on the uptick. Please forgive them, Lord.

Now, for those of you who bought the altruistic bovine scatology regarding the Hello-Kitty refugees, please go find a sledge-hammer and hit yourself in the face with it for aiding and abetting this atrocity.

AMEN!

In addition, after crashing your mug, go down to the nearest cafe … order a triple espresso … down it after it cools and then … please … wake the hashtag up because your We-Are-The-World acid trip is getting people needlessly slaughtered.

But the Truth is too much for them, you know. Not to mention their Thought Police Political Correctness Filters are on overload trying to deal with the contradictions.

They are in full PB boat motor mode…But…But….But…But…But…But…But….But…But…

“These attackers do not follow the beliefs of any religion. The ideology of terrorists is hate.”

Funny, you don’t say that about Christians and Gays… 🙂

“Whoever kills an innocent person, it is as though he has killed all of mankind,” tweeted London-based journalist Shehnaz Khan on Friday, quoting the Quran. Khan also included two hashtag with that messages: #TerrorismHasNoReligion and #NotInMyName. (HP)

Ah, isn’t that cute. Funny, the Islamic Terrorists have a different interpretation of The Quran.

Wake the #hashtag up, you social media obsessed twonks!

Funny, how this ONLY comes up when discussing Muslim Terrorists and Muslim Terrorist attacks.

It’s “islamophobia” you know.

Dear Muslims, you don’t have to apologize – we know, that terror has no religion and we still love you. #ParisAttacks #MuslimApologies

Yes, I said it. Your political correctness opened the door, and thereby helped cause, this Parisian catastrophe with your oh-so-trendy, big-hearted and empty-headed belief that: “if we embrace Islam then they’ll chill out and play parcheesi with us.”

And Obama and Hillary are still at it. But that’s what you get with hardline Ideologues. They are incapable of thinking outside of their ideology and there agenda.

Well, you were dead wrong … again. Operative word: dead.

Much like those You Tubers from Benghazi.

This is what political correctness has yielded up, namely: nations full of retards led by leaders that think they’re morally superior by embracing their own death.

Here’s reality, folks: Islam makes things suck everywhere it goes.

Just like Liberalism, Socialism and Communism. 🙂

For instance: They hate our freedoms, our Constitution, our customs, our flag, our various religions, our atheists, our women, the gays; they’d stone Bruce Jenner, they despise our music, they don’t like bacon or bikinis and, truth be told, they’d love nothing more than to take over Western Civilization and make it bow in submission to the dictates of a 7th century pedophile who heard voices. That’s Islam in a nutshell. They radically and fundamentally hate us. So … if what I just described sounds peachy with you, and for your posterity, then inject some Muslims into your national mix and give it about 30-40 years to simmer.

They don’t want to assimilate. And the #blacklivesmatter and University Idiocy crowd are perfectly happen with that. So when they start demanding Sharia Law are you going to cave in faster than that Latte with triple mocha?

Oh, and for those still playing Ring-Around-The-Rosie and blathering about how the “moderate Muslims” are mondo-jovial peeps, please note… we’re not hearing too much from them condemning the massacre in Paris;

No the idiot on Facebook yesterday that said the 80-100,000 radicals is nothing compared to the 1.6 million (or was it billion) Muslim so lay off the “islamophobia”.

Then there’s this moron:

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So stop with the “hate”. 🙂

Are you that much of a Moron!?

An army with 80,000 people in it will crush your little idiot brain in a second!

or their calling for European or American leaders to lock down our respective borders because there are tens-of-thousands of crazy SOBs amongst the “poor refugees.”

Remember that Border Security thing you still call “racist”??

I think Europe and the USA should follow Japan’s lead and make our countries insanely hard to get into.

🙂

Lastly, here’s my prediction regarding the French: I bet they, starting with Hollande, curl back up into the fetal position. I bet they go back into PC mode with Muslims. And I bet our leaders, especially on the Left, do so as well.

Yep. They don’t call them cheese eating surrender monkeys for nothing. This will not toughen them up in the long run.

They will soon blind themselves to their security in the name of liberal ideology.

Now, just two days after ISIS carried out the worst terror attack in France since World War II, the Obama administration has transferred five more detainees to the United Arab Emirates.

Translation: released to kill more Westerners.

Yep, I bet we blind ourselves all over again to Islam being an implacable enemy inside our borders; and that we will not truly wake up until… God forbid… Islam smacks the West so hard, killing way more than they did on 9/11, that finally our fairy tale about Islam being yummy will simply not cotton with reality.

But I don’t think even that will do it. The Force of Unreal PC Thought Control is strong with these morons.

The Left avoid The Truth, and truth, with a vigor not seen in centuries. Admitting that there “enlightened” vision of the work is a naive load of old crap is impossible for them to comprehend.

Liberal/Progressives are to be judged only by their INTENTIONS, not by their RESULTS!

Anything else is just “hate”, “political”, or “racist”.

Hopefully, when that happens, we’ll have leaders with a steel will who will plow through the residual cruel remains of political correctness and give Islam the apocalypse it says it wants.

And needs…

But I fear millions could die first, in the name “tolerance” and “diversity”.

But no liberal will take responsibility for it either because it’s so far outside of their mental capacity to do so.

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2001: A Christian Odyssey

Yesterday was my 2000th blog post. So now we move on into the future. 🙂

Yes, it’s April 1st, but I don’t do April Fools jokes. Liberals make real life hard enough for everyone as it is who needs pranksters. They are just april FOOLS.

Like the Leftist who are so engrossed in destroying Christians in this country over “religious freedom” (in true Orwellian fashion that means to them restricting it) when a lot of them aren’t even religious to begin with and are more prone to side with Muslims (as they are politically correct) anyhow.

There’s this little story. You won’t get any sympathy or “compassion” from the Left on this one. They probably don’t know and don’t really care.

Full Disclosure: I was raised a Christian, but I am not actually a Christian today.

Relatives of the Coptic Christians who were murdered by ISIS in Libya last month are now facing violent attacks of their own—all for wanting to build a church to honor their loved ones.

FoxNews.com reports:

An angry mob in the Upper Egyptian village of Al Our – the proposed site of the church because it was home to 13 of the 21 Christians murdered in the mass “beachfront” decapitation – descended on the community’s current church after the midday Islamic prayer Friday and chanted that they’d never allow construction of the new place of worship to begin, witnesses told Egyptian activists in the U.S.

Things turned far uglier after nightfall, the witnesses said, as a smaller number of individuals threw Molotov cocktails and stones at the church, injuring several people, and setting cars ablaze, including one that belonged to a relative of one of the victims of the Libyan massacre.

“The police came, but after the attack,” said Mina Abdelmalak, a Coptic Christian living in Washington who is in close contact with the witnesses to the events in Al Our. “There were already cars on fire. People had been bloodied. Stones and bricks had been thrown.”

The Coptic Christians from Al Our first sought permission from Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to build the church, which until recently has been a customary requirement for the religious minority in the country. No such permission is required to build mosques, however.

Even with al-Sisi’s consent, however, local Muslims objected, particularly over its location near the entrance to the village.

“This is a classic issue in Egypt,” Abdelmalak said, reports Fox. “Even after you struggle to get permission from the president to build a church, you still have to face the mob, which rejects the idea of having a church built in their neighborhood.”

A new location outside the village is now eyed following a meeting between Muslim and Coptic residents that the regional governor brokered.

“This has been effectively imposed on the Coptic residents,” Abdelmalak said. “Dictates to the Christian community are always presented as agreements.”

While police did arrest some members of the mob who participated in the attacks, they were released a few hours later.

Egypt currently ranks No. 21 on Open Doors’ annual list of the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian.

2014 proved to be a particularly bad year for Christians, who were already the most persecuted religious group in the world.

“Even Christian-majority states are experiencing unprecedented levels of exclusion, discrimination and violence,” David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, said in a press release.“The 2015 World Watch List reveals that a staggering number of Christians are becoming victims of intolerance and violence because of their faith. They are being forced to be more secretive about their faith.”

But don’t worry, after all, in this country they are just your run of the mill KKK Bigots according to the Leftists who just need to put in their place. That’s no threat. 🙂

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Relative Morality

This week bored teens shot and killed a jogger for the thrill of it. A teen purposely shot a 13-month old baby in the face during a robbery.

In 2000, teens kidnapped, tortured and murdered an 85 year old woman. They rode her dead body around in the trunk, showing it off to at least 10 friends. Not one friend reported the murder.

In 1997 a teen gave birth in the restroom at her senior prom; cut the umbilical chord, choked her baby to death, put him in a plastic bag which she threw away and returned to dancing the night away.

I could go on and on with countless examples of youths displaying a callous disregard for human life and the moral decay eating away at the soul of America.

In an on going discussion with colleagues, we ponder. What marked the genesis of it going so horribly wrong in America?

My wife Mary believes it began with liberals being allowed to infiltrate our public schools. Their philosophy is, in a nutshell, God out and government in. Liberals introduced the concept of moral relativity. In other words, nothing is absolutely right or wrong.

Personal accountability is for the most part unheard of in our liberal government and liberal media-dominated America. Consequently, disability, food stamp, and welfare fraud are through the roof.

A colleague suggested that the root of our decline is parents dropping the ball and surrendering responsibility for their kids to the schools – free breakfast and lunch, not vetting the curriculum, and so forth.

Rush Limbaugh believes our youth’s callous disregard for life stems from abortions on demand (4,000 per day) and Dr. Jack Kevorkian promoting assisted suicide. In essence, the devaluation of life.

I was devastated after watching the Fox News special report, The Great Food Stamp Binge. The program exposed how the Obama Administration is actively attempting to change the mindset of Americans, telling them self-reliance is bad and government dependency is moral and just.

Another thing that I find depressing is that the Obama administration believes enforcing our laws should not be applied equally. They claim defending our borders and enforcing immigration law is racist because the offenders are mostly people of color. And who can forget when Attorney General Eric Holder refused to prosecute New Black Panthers members for intimidating voters at the polls?

Beyond the obvious negative political and economic consequences of our cultural and moral decline, what breaks my heart is the loss of what it means to be an American.

I have written about my dad on numerous occasions, but for those of you who are unfamiliar, my dad epitomizes what it used to mean to be an American.

Born out-of-wedlock, dad was raised in the ghetto of east Baltimore by his aunt, and has been an entrepreneur since age 10. He shined shoes on the weekends at the Greyhound bus station. On a good weekend dad earned $1.25. Dad bragged to his buddies that he was a man because he purchased his own clothes — a t-shirt — and paid room and board — 25 cents to Aunt Nee. Now in his 80′s, I still feel dad’s pride when he talks about his first job.

Dad served in the Merchant Marines. He still bears deep emotional scars from an incident when whites in the South tried to hang dad for simply getting off the ship. White shipmates saved dad’s life.

Dad married and had five kids, while breaking the color barrier in the Baltimore City Fire Department in the mid 1950s. Dad could not use the same eating utensils or drink from the same coffee pot as the white firefighters. Despite deplorable, humiliating and unfair conditions, dad won Firefighter of the Year twice. Not once did dad expect or request special concessions or lower his standards due to his skin color.

As a young minister, dad strove to be excellent; a good representative for Christ and Negroes.

After two years, a new white firefighter arrived at Engine 6. Dad said the new guy came upstairs and invited dad to have coffee with the crew.

Dad’s oxygen mask malfunctioned causing him to pass out in a burning building. The chief ordered his crew out of the inferno. Upon realizing that dad had not exited the building, John, who was the most racist of the crew, went back into the smoke filled burning building. He found dad and saved his life. The two became lifelong friends.

Dad became Baltimore’s first black paramedic. He was also a chaplain in the Baltimore Fire Dept for 50 years. He earned a doctorate in theology and has authored books.

I feel incredibly blessed that I still get occasional phone calls from my 85 year old dad who calls to tell me his latest corny joke, or one he forgot he told me. I laugh regardless. His wife, my mother, passed away almost 20 years ago.

Dad is all about trying to do the right thing and striving for excellence, not expecting anyone to give you anything. Pastor of four churches, dad still stays busy visiting the sick and the shut-ins.

So, when I see Obama and the mainstream media constantly lowering the bar, expecting less and less of Americans in every area of our lives, morally, educationally, economically and etc, I mourn the loss of what it use to mean to be an American.

If Obama and the mainstream media’s vision for America is realized, there will be far fewer great American success stories like my dad’s. Most Americans will be on food stamps, abortions and murder rates will continue to skyrocket, and mediocrity will be distributed equally. (DC)
But at least it will be “fair” and “equal” for everyone. You can’t get more than that from a Liberal.

All hell all the time.

Oh, and it’s the Republicans/Conservatives Fault! 🙂

“I actually think that a lot of people have lost their ability to laugh. Look at the country as a whole. There’s a lot more to be mad at than a rodeo clown at a rodeo trying to make somebody laugh.”– Tuffy Gessling, the Missouri rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask at the state fair,now gets death threats from the “kind” “compassionate” and “sensitive” Liberals.

Though shalt not make fun of their God, Government, nor his emissary, B.O.

After all, Government always makes everything “fair” 🙂

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The End of Days

First up,a lesson in mortality.

In 7 hours I will be attending a funeral of a friend I have known for 23 years.

He was only 35.

Remember to cherish your days and your friends.

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Dr. Candice Chen, an assistant research professor of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and colleagues studied the career paths of 8,977 physicians who had graduated from 759 medical residency sites from 2006-08. Three to five years after the program ended, the researchers found 25.2 percent of the physicians worked as primary care doctors, although this number almost certainly was an overestimate because it included graduates who practiced as hospitalists, Chen said.

In addition, the researchers found 198 out of 759 institutions produced no rural physicians at all during the study period.

Currently, the United States is producing primary care physicians at rates that are “abysmally low,” Chen said.

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won a battle with state lawmakers this week, defying most other conservatives in her party to get a key component of President Obama’s Medicaid expansion through the Legislature.

The Arizona Senate voted Thursday to approve the measure 18 to 11. That followed approval earlier this week by the state House of Representatives.

The issue had inflamed passions and divided the Legislature for weeks. Things came to a head Tuesday when Brewer called lawmakers into the Capitol in Phoenix for a surprise special session.

Brewer — a vocal opponent of President Obama’s healthcare reform law — came out  in support of Medicaid expansion for her state in January and ended up leading a contingent of moderate Democrats and Republicans who won over the objections of some conservative Republicans.

“By joining me in extending health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Arizonans, legislators of my own party have come under sharp criticism in some quarters. Some have had threats made not just against their political future, but also their personal livelihood,” Brewer said in a prepared statement.

Brewer added: “But I also know this in my heart: The great majority of Arizonans stand with us. Our citizens have — time and again  — voted to extend cost-effective care to the working poor.”

She sold her soul to the company store for a few “federal” bucks and we got sold d0wn the river of despair and poverty as a state along with her. I have never been the biggest fan of our Governor. She was always just “better than the last one” (Janet Napolitano- Homeland Security Secretary).

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
I owe my soul to the company store

I wish I could impeach her and all the Republican Wimps at the legislature who gave into this tactic. What’s the point of having a Majority in both houses if you don’t bother to use it properly and you give into bully tactics.

This is yet another reason why Republicans drive me crazy and Liberal Democrats just piss me off.

Thanks Jan, you saddled a state in debt with even more debt. And all those new Illegals will thank you by voting for the next liberal Democrat for Governor.

Where does “federal money” come from Jan? Where? 🙂

Republicans lately have a death wish as a party.

And that’s very bad for America as a whole.

Comment from LA Times Article: These RINOs enter the game with the understanding that they are to act as sleepers until called upon to play the role of Judas goat when the time is right.  America today is UTTERLY corrupt, similar to 5th century Rome.

And it’s all about money for the political class as the hoards of barbarians flood over the gates and invade and swamp the citizenry.

I was right in 10th grade history when I wrote a paper comparing the US to the Roman Empire. And I was a complete political no-nothing back then! :0

Welcome to end of days.

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All The President’s Men (2013)

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

All The President’s Men (1976) an Academy Award winning movie about 2 crusading journalist who spoke truth to power and brought down an evil, unpopular President and set generations of journalists on their own crusade.

All The President’s Men (2013) should be an Academy Award winning performance about crusading “journalists” who protect the truth for power and brought down an evil, unpopular Internet Video so that they could protect an unpopular President and want to set generations of “journalists” on their own crusade to save their guy and any future ones.

From crusading journalist to crusading propagandists.

Watergate is a piddy little break-in compared to Benghazi and the things this President has gotten away with because The Ministry of Truth is there to save Big Brother.

My how things have changed. No blunder is too big for them to want to cover-up.

In February of this year the NY Times idea of “All The President’s Men” was “The U.S. president’s all-male, all-white nominations for the top jobs”, literally about Men and how he discriminated against women!

Seriously.

So the new mission: Protect Hilary, the ordained successor to BHO. The Next President to be protected from an ungrateful public and evil partisan Republicans! 🙂

Congressional Democrats will go all-out to protect their likely 2016 presidential nominee. They won’t ask why a 10-man SWAT team was sent to arrest a filmmaker while pleas for help in Benghazi were ignored.

On Sept. 14, 2012, three days after the terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi that claimed their lives, the bodies of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were returned to America in a “transfer of remains” ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Charles Woods, Tyrone’s father, recalls that as the bodies of the four Americans arrived at Andrews, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told him “that first of all she was sorry and then she said, ‘We will make sure the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.'”

Thanks to the available testimony of Benghazi whistle-blowers and to a new timeline of events before, during and after the terrorist attack, the last vestige of plausible deniability has been stripped from a secretary of state who, at best, is woefully incompetent to hold any public office and criminally negligent at worst.

We already knew about the ignored advance warnings of terrorist training camps from Ambassador Stevens, about camps that surrounded what he called an indefensible facility and about the ordered withdrawal of security teams by Clinton herself in advance of the attack.

But the whistle-blowers’ testimony that she cut her department’s counterterrorism task force out of the loop as rescue teams were ordered to stand down and refused to listen to people on the ground who knew it was a terrorist attack “from the get-go” is damning.

We knew of an April 19, 2012, cable bearing Clinton’s signature acknowledging a March 28, 2012, formal request from Gene Cretz, then ambassador to Libya, for additional security assets. But she ordered the withdrawal of security elements to proceed as planned.

The rationale behind the video story has always been puzzling. But in the context of a possible 2016 presidential run and a desperate attempt to salvage it, the grasping of this implausible straw makes sense.

To acknowledge it was a terrorist attack “from the get-go” would require answering unanswerable questions about decisions she made and warnings she ignored that made the attack and the deaths of four Americans inevitable.

The altered talking points and the presidential decision to send U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on all the Sunday talk shows to parrot a concocted lie was an effort to protect Clinton from making any more public statements that could be used against her in 2016.

Incompetence and willful negligence are not the best things for a presidential resume.But according to Nancy Pelosi, she “the best” qualified candidate!! But she might be a little biased!

In 2008, Hillary suggested of her opponent who would be the next president, Barack Obama, that he was unqualified to pick up the White House phone at 3 a.m. in the event of a crisis.

She was right. On the night four Americans died in Benghazi, he went to bed and woke up refreshed for a fundraiser in Las Vegas, not bothering to inquire about how things turned out.

We still have no hour-by-hour accounting of what he did that night other than sleep.

In the aftermath of the Benghazi attack, with the help of a sycophantic media, the immediate goal was to kick this can down the road so it wouldn’t destroy the president’s campaign narrative of victory in the war on terror or derail his re-election chances.

Now congressional Democrats at Wednesday’s hearing have a clear mission. It’s the same one that existed for the administration from the first minute news of the terrorist attack reached the State Department and the White House — to shield the party and its leaders from responsibility for a major terrorist attack on American sovereign territory and to protect Hillary Clinton’s ascension to the presidency. (IBD)

But will all be for naught if the Undocumented Democrats are granted immunity and given the right to vote.
Welcome to the land of the Crusading Citizen Journalist! 🙂

“We’re going to find political manipulation seven weeks before an election. We’re going to find people asleep at the switch when it comes to the State Department, including Hillary Clinton.

“The bond that has been broken between those who serve us in harms way and the government they serve is huge — and to me every bit as damaging as Watergate.”–Sen Lindsey “Amnesty” Graham (R-SC)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-thiessen-a-benghazi-bombshell/2013/05/06/d7a4e3fe-b651-11e2-92f3-f291801936b8_story.html

http://freebeacon.com/stand-down/

So who will win?

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Legacy of 9/11

Today is a day of Remembrance. Remembrance of those 3,000 people that were slaughtered by Muslim fanatics. Hatred unbridled.

Not partisan hatred. But that still thrives today. Like the JFK conspiracies of my youth, the “truthers”, extreme Left wing haters of George W Bush are still out there thinking that the then-new President arranged in months to kill his own people just so he could be a warmonger and kill even more people (and steal the ’04 re-election like he stole the 2000 election).

It’s frankly sickening. But it’s not that far away from the hatred the Left has for “baggers” like me. Their ideological enemies.

Hatred, division, extreme partisanship. It’s all very real in America today.

Who needs muslim terrorists anymore, the people are more than capable of doing their job to themselves now.

Even today on the 11th anniversary of a truly horrible day in America History.

Hatred still rules. Only now, the hatred is internal. Being destroyed from within.

That’s apparently the unfortunate legacy of 9/11/01. And it shouldn’t have been that way.

This is the Reality. Not some whitewashed Liberal fantasy of Political Correctness.
That’s what we have to collectively remember.
3,000 innocent lives snuffed out
in a moment of blind hatred.
And with the hate-filled partisanship we have now, we have to remember that day.

And these are the Men who did it. Radical Muslims. Not George Bush, Not the CIA, not Dick Cheney or any other ridiculously partisan silliness.

And No Political Correctness. They were Muslims. Period.

But you can see in the “Truthers” is the modern day birth of the hyper-partisan. The need to destroy at all costs your political enemies and to believe or say any wild ass thing as long as you believe it advances your ideology and denigrates the the “enemy”.

Obama and The Ministry of Truth are the perfect example of this era we now live in.

But they reality is:

10:03 am ET – At this exact moment eleven years ago, brave patriots aboard United Airlines flight 93 forced Islamist hijackers to bring the airliner down in a Pennsylvania field, thwarting another attack on the nation’s capital.

And hour earlier 3,000 people were doomed when 2 planes were crashed into the World Trade Center towers.

That’s the reality.

Guy Benson 2011:One of the most striking and disturbing images of 9/11 is a photograph of an unidentified man plunging from the World Trade Center towers to his death.  Facing the reality that no rescue effort was feasible, this citizen — like dozens of others — chose to leap to his demise rather than be incinerated by the blaze.  This picture is extraordinarily difficult to stomach.  Much of the media, which has decided to sanitize 9/11 to the greatest extent possible, won’t show it: 


Onlookers were terrified, horrified, and overcome with grief:

This was not a “tragedy.”  It was an atrocity, committed by radical Muslims whose fanatical, murderous hatred for western civilization has not abated.  They cannot be coddled.  They cannot be placated.  They can only be captured and interrogated, or killed. May those whose lives were ripped away ten years ago never be forgotten.  May their loved ones find peace.  May God bless our military, intelligence community, and first responders.  And may God bless our great country.

Amen.

That is reality. Not some hyper-partisan fantasy.

Let’s Roll!

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Death & Taxes

Even in Death, Liberals want YOU.

There is no more vivid or offensive example of the “you didn’t build that” philosophy on the books than the federal death tax, which supposes that when you die a hefty portion of everything you built up over a lifetime ought to go to government. It’s a vestige of the feudal days when all property was owned by the king.

That’s probably why the death tax is the “worst tax — that is, the least fair” according to polling by the Tax Foundation. And it’s also why our founders thought the idea of seizing an estate at death so outrageous that they prohibited it as a penalty for treason in the U.S. Constitution (Article III, Section 3). And yet now, seizing more than half of it as a penalty for accomplishing the American dream is the preferred policy of Democrats in the United States Senate.

You’re born. You work hard. You pay your taxes all your life. Maybe, you build something along the way. But when you die the IRS can tax you again.

This year, they can take 35 percent of everything above $5 million. Senate Democrats announced yesterday that as of January 1, they want to raise that to 55 percent of everything above $1 million. And because the $1 million is not indexed to inflation, over time this confiscatory tax would hit almost everyone who achieves some success and wants to pass it on.

That means family farms and businesses will be forced to shut down when the founder dies just to pay the tax bill.

Former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin estimates that the Democrats’ 55 percent death tax would destroy as many as 1.5 million small-business jobs, walloping an already weak economy. That’s the problem with taxing “the rich” — even after they die — the real pain is suffered by the people they employ, who lose their jobs.

Unfortunately, rather than seize the moral high ground by advocating full repeal of the death tax, Senate Republicans have included a compromise position in their alternative tax package: they want to keep the tax at its current 35 percent rate. The study from Holtz-Eakin found that would destroy 857,000 jobs — which can only be described as “less bad” than the economic damage Democrats are proposing.

Senate Republicans are compromising even though they know the right position is full repeal because they fear the political implications of advocating full repeal at a time when the media and left-wing agitators are even more obsessed than usual with class warfare and the politics of envy.

This fear is not well founded. Polls have consistently shown very high levels of public support for repealing the tax, including among people who will never be directly affected, but understand the indirect economic consequences and the sheer immorality of seizing a large portion of estates at death as a penalty for success.

One of the most remarkable political science papers I’ve ever read was published back in 2006, during the last serious Senate effort at full repeal. The paper by two Yale professors, Mayling Birney and Ian Shapiro, comprehensively reviewed the issue. They said: “Many polls since the late 1990s have shown widespread public support for estate tax repeal, in the range of 60, 70 or 80 percent. Moreover, supporters appear to be spread more or less equally across income groups, contrary to what self-interest would predict.”

So let the Democrats, the media, and the class-warfare demagogues do their worst. The American people know this tax is wrong. (DC)

And nice to see that the Republicans have a backbone…NOT!
Spineless, gutless and afraid of the Liberal Media as usual.
That’s why they are so good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Being Timid is the way t0 go. If we just mollify the velociraptor Media and Liberals we can win.
This a heinous and unfair tax. You work hard all your life, but when you die the government gets to swoop in and take it like a bunch of hungry vultures.
And the Liberal Class Envy and Greed extends in beyond death. Now that’s hardcore.
Even in death they are “entitled” to your hard earned money.
And the Republicans as usual just want to cave and be liked by people that want to destroy them.
It’s the nerdy kid giving into the bully all over again.
And why we are likely to end the American Dream for good in the election of 2012 with the re-election of an unencumbered “more flexible” King-wanna Be, Barack Hussein Obama.
The man spent more than he took in in his campaign in June. What will he do when he is not facing re-election? He’s been in campaign mode since 2007. What will non-campaign mode be like. The devil only knows. I, personally, would not like to find out.
But I’m afraid I will.
“He’s got a very simple-minded ad attacking Romney for being a guy who ships shops overseas,” Brooks said. “But to actually have a debate about capitalism and about the role of government would require more nuance than I think we’re going to [get] from either side, precisely because they are paying attention to people who don’t pay attention.” NYT David Brooks

They are cultivating the MORON vote. The Snookie Vote. The “American Idol” vote. The Jon Stewart is a Newsman not a Comedian Vote.
Vote for me Because you’re Stupid!
Wow, what a lovely thought.
Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

Outrageous

Time to get up on my high horse and be an old fart. I nearly flipped out when I found out about this one.

You wonder why your insurance rates are going up:

Replace your normal rearview mirror with this complete all-in-one Bluetooth Rearview Mirror, featuring hands-free cell phone calling, built-in GPS navigation, multimedia on-the-go, DVR capabilities, radar detector, and a wireless parking camera! Also featuring a 4.3 inch touchscreen, this high-tech rearview monitor is one of the safest and smartest car gadgets available.

Safe?!!! Multimedia on your rear view mirror? A DVR?!!

What nutcase definition of safe is that!!! WTF!!!

So we have alcohol,drugs,sleepiness, distractions, cell phones, DVD’s, internet and texting…Now you can play games and record “American Idol” on your rear view mirror!

Now that makes me feel safer, how about you!? 😦

The state of Arizona leads the nation in accidents caused by Texting. Can you imagine what this idiotic thing will do?

Your Car is NOT YOUR F*CKING LIVING ROOM!!!!!!!

I may be old fashioned, but I thought  driving was a serious mental exercise involving a half-ton (or more) vehicle that could kill you or someone else and was a serious business and it needed your full attention!

Silly me.

People want it to be your multi-media entertainment center at 60 miles an hour!!

WTF!!!! ARE YOU CRAZY!!!!

In 2008, at any given moment, over 800,000 people were texting, making calls, or using a hand-held cell phone while driving in the United States. With distracted driving killing nearly 6,000 Americans in the same year, it’s no mystery that cell phone use is risky for drivers. In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Public Health said that auto accident deaths involving cell phones and texting while driving rose 28% from 2005 to 2008, even though states continue to enact laws to restrict cell phone use while behind the wheel.

Most adults who drive admit to engaging in distracted driving behaviors, according to a HealthDay poll from November 10-14, 2011. More than 2,800 American adults responded to the poll. Results showed the following statistics:

  • Approximately 86% of drivers said they ate or drank while driving at some point, and 57% said they do it “sometimes” or “often.”
  • Over 1/3 of drivers (37%) have sent or received text messages while driving, and 18% said they do it regularly.
  • Forty-one percent of adult drivers have set or changed a GPS system while driving, and 21% do it “more frequently.”
  • Many adult drivers (36%) have read a map while driving, and 10% do it “sometimes” or “often.”
  • One in five drivers have combed or styled his or her hair while driving. One in ten does it regularly.
  • Have you ever seen a driver putting on makeup? Approximately 14% have done it once, and 7% do it frequently.
  • About 13% of adult drivers have surfed the Internet while driving.
  • Results of the poll showed that younger drivers were more likely to engage in distracted driving. Men were more likely to drive while drowsy, drive after drinking, read a map, use a GPS system, and use the Internet.
  • A large percentage of the people said they know distracted driving is dangerous, but do it anyway.

Texting While Driving Statistics

  • About 6,000 deaths and a half a million injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year.
  • While teenagers are texting, they spend about 10 percent of the time outside the driving lane they’re supposed to be in.
  • Talking on a cell phone while driving can make a young driver’s reaction time as slow as that of a 70-year-old.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. That is enough time to travel the length of a football field.

2009 Cell Phone and Distracted Driving Statistics

Please note that 2010 and 2011 cell phone and distracted driving statistics are not yet available.

  • In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in the U.S. because of accidents that involved distracted driving. Another 448,000 were injured.
  • Of the 5,474 killed because of distracted driving, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a factor. However, the number of fatalities caused by cell phone use could be much higher. For those who were injured, 24,000 involved reports of cell phone use as a distraction.
  • The under-20 age group had the highest percentage of distracted drivers; 16% of drivers under 20 years old involved in fatal crashes were distracted while driving.
  • The 30- to 39-year-old age group had the highest percentage of cell phone use in fatal crashes.
  • More people are driving while distracted when they are involved in fatal crashes. The percentage of fatalities associated with distracted drivers increased from 10% in 2005 to 16% in 2009.
  • In 2009, 867 fatal crashes were reported to have involved cell phones as a means for driver distraction (18% of all fatal distracted-driving crashes).
  • People driving light trucks and motorcyclists had the highest percentage of total drivers reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes (12% each).
  • A teen driver riding with one other passenger doubles the risk of being involved in a fatal car crash. With two or more passengers, the risk increases to five times as likely.
  • Research reveals that 46% of drivers under 18 admit to texting while driving. Driver distraction is a factor in 25- to 50% of all car accidents, with 61% of teen drivers admitting to risky driving habits.
  • In 2009, the South had the highest percentage of cell phone use while driving at 6%. The Northeast came in at 4%.

Teen Driver Cell Phone and Text Messaging Statistics

  • Despite the risks, the majority of teen drivers ignore cell phone driving restrictions.
  • In 2007, driver distractions, such as using a cell phone or text messaging, contributed to nearly 1,000 crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers.
  • Over 60 percent of American teens admit to risky driving, and nearly half of those that admit to risky driving also admit to text messaging behind the wheel.
  • Each year, 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage. This result has been expected to grow as much as 4% every year.
  • Almost 50% of all drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 are texting while driving.
  • Over one-third of all young drivers, ages 24 and under, are texting on the road.
  • Teens say that texting is their number one driver distraction.

Adult Driver Cell Phone, Texting, and Car Accident Information

  • Talking on a cell phone causes nearly 25% of car accidents.
  • One-fifth of experienced adult drivers in the United States send text messages while driving.
  • A study of dangerous driver behavior released in January 2007 by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. found that of 1,200 surveyed drivers, 73 percent talk on cell phones while driving.
  • The same 2007 survey found that 19 percent of motorists say they text message while driving.
  • In 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that ten percent of drivers are on hand-held or hands free cell phones at any given hour of the day.
  • A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Motorists found that motorists who use cell phones while driving are four times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves.
  • In 2002, the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis calculated that 2,600 people die each year as a result of using cellphones while driving. They estimated that another 330,000 are injured.
  • According to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, drivers talking on cell phones are 18 percent slower to react to brake lights. They also take 17 percent longer to regain the speed they lost when they braked.
  • An estimated 44 percent of American drivers now have cell phones in their automobiles.
  • Of cell phone users that were surveyed, 85 percent said they use their phones occasionally when driving, 30 percent use their phones while driving on the highway, and 27 percent use them during half or more of the trips they take.
  • 84 percent of cell phone users stated that they believe using a cell phone while driving increases the risk of being in an accident.
  • The majority of Americans believe that talking on the phone and texting are two of the most dangerous behaviors that occur behind the wheel. Still, as many as 81% of drivers admit to making phone calls while driving.
  • The number of crashes and near-crashes linked to dialing is nearly identical to the number associated with talking or listening. Dialing is more dangerous but occurs less often than talking or listening.
  • Studies have found that texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road.

Study Reveals the Dangers of Texting While Driving

The following statistics come from a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI):

  • Of all cell phone related tasks – including talking, dialing, or reaching for the phone – texting while driving is the most dangerous.
  • Teen drivers are four times more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near crash events directly related to talking on a cell phone or texting.
  • A car driver dialing a cell phone is 2.8 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-distracted driver.
  • A driver reaching for a cell phone or any other electronic device is 1.4 times more likely to experience a car crash.
  • A car driver talking on their phone is 1.3 times more likely to get into an accident.
  • A truck driver texting while driving is 23.2 times more likely to get into an accident than a trucker paying full attention to the road.
  • A truck driver dialing a cell is 5.9 times more likely to crash.
  • A trucker reaching for a phone or other device is 6.7 times more likely to experience a truck accident.
  • For every 6 seconds of drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road. This makes texting the most distracting of all cell phone related tasks.

Now you want to add more multi-media distractions!!!

“I’m sorry officer I didn’t see the lady in the crosswalk because I was DVRing ‘American Idol’ and playing Mario Kart on my Rear View Mirror”

But it wasn’t my fault! 😦

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

What You’re Up Against

“Part of my platform is, of course, the guilty must be punished and that we no longer let our children see their guilty leaders getting away with murder. Because it teaches children, you know, that they don’t have to have any morals as long as they have guns and are bullies and I don’t think that’s a good message,” Barr told Russia Today (RT).

“I do say that I am in favor of the return of the guillotine and that is for the worst of the worst of the guilty.

“I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the reeducation camps and if that doesn’t help, then being beheaded,” Barr said with a straight face.

Mind you, all the Liberals, like Barney Frank who are equally if not more so, responsible for this mess are completely outside of her universe.

And don’t worry, it’s the conservatives and Tea Partiers who are the violent psychopaths who just want to destroy with their racist rhetotic, after all. 🙂

And she has an estimated net worth of $80 million dollars so she fine with herself being very, very rich.

Frances Fox Piven (at the Wall Street lynching rallies): I think we desperately need a popular uprising in the United States.

Yeah, the current one you don’t like, so they don’t count, they are called the Tea Party. 🙂

Isn’t ideological orthodoxy fun. 🙂

Bill Maher: wants to know the exact date former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose days are “numbered,” will die so he can call the catering for a death celebration party of some sort.

More Bile from that Liberal Bastion of  “journalists” at MSNBC:

O’donnell: “the Republican Party of the 21st Century, if we are to judge by the debate audiences, has obviously lost its soul.”

So along with racist, mean,vicious,unpatriotic, the opposition to Democrats are now souless.

Anyone for “negotiating” for a “compromise” with such people. 🙂

The “Super” Committee

Democrats want tax hikes to be the first item negotiated in “super committee” deficit-reduction talks, trying to force Republicans to confront an issue at the heart of this year’s budget fights, sources told Reuters.

In other words, they want to play political games and create TV ads to shame the Republicans into doing what they want so that they win the fight and do nothing substantive like CUTTING SPENDING. Gee, no one saw that coming… 🙂

The panel has the task of finding ways of cutting the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over 10 years.

That’s $120 Billion a year.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.89 billion per day since September 28, 2007.

These idiots will spend that in a month. Ohh! Look we’re doing something. Now we’ll just be overspending 11 months of the year! Hurray!! 😦

We need to cut Trillions in One Year ya morons!

But Washington politicians of any stripe will never do it. But the Liberals surely never will.

During the super committee’s initial closed-door meetings, “Republicans wanted to just talk about spending cuts and Democrats said, ‘No,'” the aide said.

So bend over and spread ’em wide the galactic sized smoke machine is about to go right up your backside. Meanwhile they will be stealing your wallet.

ObamaCare

  Following two major studies revealing that millions of businesses — big and small — will dump their employees’ healthcare plans once Obamacare fully kicks in, an ebullient Howard Dean extolled that outcome.

Dean calls this “incredibly good”news for small businesses because they’ll no longer have to pay for their employees’ plans.  Setting aside the fact that this is an obvious breach of Obama’s dishonest “like your plan/keep your plan” pledge, another reality is that all of those employees will have to get their healthcare somewhere — and that somewhere will be on the government-subsidized exchanges.  This, in turn, will cost billions upon billions of additional dollars.  Plus, in light of Obamacare’s individual mandate and guaranteed issue rules, a lot of people will pay the relatively low non-compliance fine until they really need “insurance” (by that point, it’s no longer really insurance), at which point the health insurance companies will be forced to take these patients.  In order to make up for those hits to their bottom lines and stay in business, insurers will raise premiums on everyone else.

The health-insurance premiums employers pay rose sharply this year, with the average annual cost of family coverage passing the $15,000 mark for the first time, according to a major survey.  The 9% average increase, reported in an annual poll of employers performed by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, comes despite a continued trend toward more limited use of medical services in the U.S. Last year, family premiums rose just 3%, the survey found. Employers’ average annual family premium for 2011 was $15,073, up from $13,770 last year

Thanks, Obamacare!  The reason that Dean is so cheery over this devastating news is that once enough employers drop their coverage, and anger over premium increases reaches a critical mass, he and his fellow Leftists will be poised to swoop in an push single-payer health care as the only solution.  This is, and has always been, their long-term goal And “they” includes Barack Obama.  Toss in crippling doctor shortages, huge middle class tax hikes, startling coverage oversights, and ramped up bureaucratic rationing, and it becomes fairly clear why support for repeal is as stable and robust as it is.  Republicans might get that shot after 2012.  Until then, they may have to keep their fingers crossed that the Supremes will grease the skids substantially.

If Obamacare falls, what alternative will Republicans propose?  Rep. Paul Ryan gave a major address at Stanford University this week, in which he outlined a free-market, cost-lowering healthcare reform package.  The Wall Street Journal editorial board and healthcare policy expert Avik Roy applaud the tent pole of Ryan’s plan, as described by CNN Money’s Shawn Tully:

Ryan argues that the tax laws make it far cheaper for a corporation to purchase coverage for workers than for the worker to buy a similar policy on their own. He’s correct. For example, ABK Auto Parts (a hypothetical employer) can provide a worker with a $50,000 salary with a $15,000 family policy without including that $15,000 in the worker’s compensation, so the benefit is tax-free to the employee. Under the current tax regime, if the company simply increased the worker’s salary by $15,000 to $65,000, he or she would have to pay tax on that extra income — say at a 25% rate, including payroll levies. Hence, the worker would be to buy only an $11,250 policy with the extra pay. “This tilts the compensation scale toward benefits, which are tax-free, and away from wages, which are taxable,” the speech says.

He also argues that the system is especially helpful to the “rich:” “It also provides ways for high-income earners to artificially reduce their tax-able income by purchasing high-cost health coverage — which in turn can fuel the overuse of health services.” So what’s Ryan’s solution? He proposes shifting the tax exemption that now goes only to company-provided plans to individuals instead. In our example, if ABK Auto Parts keeps providing coverage, employees will need to pay tax on the value of the policies. But the employee will be able to buy a policy on their own and get a tax credit for the entire cost of the plan.

If Ryan’s plan becomes law, it’s likely that most companies would drop their plans. Why provide coverage when employees now pay tax on the benefit but get a tax credit if they buy their own plans? The advantage is that employees would no longer lose their coverage if they lose their jobs. The policies would belong to them and be fully portable to the next job. It would also turn workers into consumers, giving them an incentive to shop for the lowest cost plans with their own money.

 

But since it comes from the Son of the Devil, you forget about anyone on the left in politics or the media saying anything but nuclear war style crap bombs about it.

Democrats, it goes without saying, are licking their chops to demagogue this plan, as Obama successfully did in 2008.  It’s what they do best:  Scare the hell out of people by lying about conservative solutions, then angrily insist that big government fixes are the only safe, responsible options.  One wonders if the American public is wising up to this scam, especially in light of how magnificently Democrats statist “solutions” have turned out over the last three years. (Guy Benson)

I have been saying a lot of this for 2 years. So I am in agreement with the analysis.

But don’t worry, if you object you’re just a mean old heartless racist. No big deal 🙂

Now don’t you feel better. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino

Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino


 

 

 

 

Cockroaches and Twinkies

So the Republicans passed a Debt Bill the Democrats would never pass in a Trillion Years. Yeah! 😦

So let the Demagoguery and Liberal Media Mockery begin!

After all, the Democrats will “compromise”… <<wink wink>>

So now comes the “compromise” where we all get royally screwed.

But at least they got the symbolism down!

So bend over! That symbolism is about to be tattooed on your but and your children and grand-children’s butts!

Oh, and just in case you want to know who’d be left after the holocaust beside the cockroaches and the twinkies…Federal Government Employees!

Not only Does the Congress have a lower turnover than the British House of Lords (which is for life!) but their apparatchiks (which have had an unemployment rate less than 3%) who multiply like cockroaches never go away, no matter how incompetent they are!

And 30-40% of them, on average, make more than their Private Sector counterparts and have vastly better and less expensive (to them) benefits.

“Since the recession began, federal employment has risen by 240,000 – 12 percent. The unemployment rate for federal employees has only slightly risen from 2.0 percent to 2.9 percent between 2007 and 2009.” (and that was from a report in 2010!)

Federal employees’ job security is so great that workers in many agencies are more likely to die of natural causes than get laid off or fired, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

By Alex Brandon, AP

Job security for U.S. government workers tops those in the private sector.

Death — rather than poor performance, misconduct or layoffs — is the primary threat to job security at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Small Business Administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Office of Management and Budget and a dozen other federal operations.

The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year that ended Sept. 30 — 11,668 employees in its 2.1 million workforce. Research shows that the private sector fires about 3% of workers annually for poor performance, says John Palguta, former research chief at the federal Merit Systems Protection Board, which handles federal firing disputes.

Federal departments or agencies employing 1,000 or more that had the lowest rates of firing or laying off employees in the year ending Sept. 30, 2010:

      Employees                                                      Laid off or fired
Federal Communications Commission     1,832     0
Federal Trade Commission     1,189     0
Nuclear Regulatory Commission     4,211     2
National Labor Relations Board     1,714     1
National Aeronautics and Space Administration     18,671     13
Environmental Protection Agency     18,742     19
U.S. Agency for International Development     3,376     4
Securities and Exchange Commission     3,917     5
Small Business Administration     4,019     6
Department of Housing and Urban Development     10,041     15

Source: Office of Personnel Management

The 1,800-employee Federal Communications Commission and the 1,200-employee Federal Trade Commission didn’t lay off or fire a single employee last year. The SBA had no layoffs, six firings and 17 deaths in its 4,000-employee workforce.

When job security is at a premium, the federal government remains the place to work for those who want to avoid losing a job. The job security rate for all federal workers was 99.43% last year and nearly 100% for those on the job more than a few years.

HUD spokesman Jerry Brown says his department’s low dismissal rate — providing a 99.85% job security rate for employees — shows a skilled and committed workforce. “We’ve never focused on firing people, and we don’t intend to start now. We’re more focused on hiring the right people,” he says.

San Francisco State University management professor John Sullivan, an expert on employee turnover, says the low departure rates show a failure to release poor performers and those with obsolete skills. “Rather than indicating something positive, rates below 1% in the firing and layoff components would indicate a serious management problem,” he says.

The government laid off 385 people in reorganizations last year — a 0.02% rate, or one in every 6,000 employees. No comparable private sector layoff rate is available.

USA TODAY analyzed the Office of Personnel Management’s database to examine job security in the federal workforce. Firings are for all reasons, including poor performance, stealing and sexual harassment. The Postal Service and uniformed military personnel are not included in the data. Departures from seasonal jobs, such as Census taker, are not counted.

“The notion that you can’t fire federal workers is a myth because we do it. But it doesn’t happen frequently,” says Palguta, vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, which advocates for a high-quality government workforce.

Palguta says some federal workers quit before they are fired, so the data underestimate how many poor performers are weeded out. Efforts to streamline the government cause few layoffs because federal law gives preference to certain workers, such as military veterans, making it hard to match protected workers with the skills needed, he says.

USA TODAY found that nearly 60% of firings occur in the first two years of employment, mostly workers on probation and outside the federal job protection system. Blue-collar workers are twice as likely to be fired as white-collar employees. The federal government’s 12,700 food preparation workers had the highest rate of getting fired last year — 2.5%.

White-collar federal workers have almost total job security after a few years on the job. Last year, the government fired none of its 3,000 meteorologists, 2,500 health insurance administrators, 1,000 optometrists, 800 historians or 500 industrial property managers.

The nearly half-million federal employees earning $100,000 or more enjoyed a 99.82% job security rate in 2010. Only 27 of 35,000 federal attorneys were fired last year. None was laid off. Death claimed 33.

Other findings:

•Secure location. The 168,000 federal workers in Washington had the safest jobs — 99.74% job security in 2010. Least secure: Indiana — 98.35%.

•Salary. Two-thirds of those fired or laid off earned less than $50,000 a year.

•Total turnover. NASA, the space agency, had the government’s lowest total turnover rate in 2010 — just 4% of its 18,700 employees quit, died, retired or were dismissed.

The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year that ended Sept. 30 — 11,668 employees in its 2.1 million workforce. Research shows that the private sector fires about 3% of workers annually for poor performance, says John Palguta, former research chief at the federal Merit Systems Protection Board, which handles federal firing disputes.

So your chances of getting fired in the Private Sector (those evil greedy capitalists) is around 600 times more likely.

And most of the government workers are Public Sector Unions members.

88% of Americans are no in a Union.

But don’t worry, if you pass anything other than a Trillion $ tax increase you’re just a greedy rich-loving asshole! 🙂

But that would be a “compromise”. 🙂

Twinkie and Cockroach T-Shirt

 

The Future of ObamaCare?

The Nationalized Health Care of Canada has stuck again.

This is ongoing and started earlier this week but Wisconsin took up the time.

If this doesn’t outrage you, you must be dead, or a Liberal.

But it’s coming to an ObamaCare near you…

London, Ontario Free Press: Jane Sims The London Free Press Moe Maraachli keeps the snapshots of his dying baby boy in an envelope in his jacket pocket.

He pulls out the photos of the son he’s about to lose, trying to  understand how a hospital, an Ontario health-related board assigned to  judge consent issues, and a London court could say he and his wife can’t  take Baby Joseph home to Windsor to die.

“I do my best for my baby. I do my best,” he said Thursday outside the London courthouse, tears in his eyes.

“This is killing, this is criminal . . . I’m sure this is murder.”

This Monday, on Family Day in Ontario, Joseph Maraachli, who’s in a  vegetative state from a neurodegenerative disease, will die after his  breathing tube is removed from his tiny body at a London hospital,  ending an ethical and legal dilemma that tried to balance unwanted  suffering with the needs of a child and his family.

“I lose my baby,” his father, 37, who came to Canada from Lebanon 11 years ago, said. “They take him from me.”

“I don’t lose my baby like God take him. They take him. They want to take him.”

“It was basically our family’s word versus the medical system’s  world,” said his aunt, Samar Nader, who’s sure she saw Joseph respond to  her this week when she touched his head.

“I think in medicine, they’re just looking at the world from a black and white point of view.”

“The family understands the child and for us to witness his death on Monday . . . I don’t know,” she said.

An emotional Superior Court Justice Helen Rady, who called it  “heartbreaking” and “such a sad and difficult case”, decided Thursday  not to allow the family’s appeal of a decision last month by Ontario’s  Consent and Capacity Board to have the child’s breathing tube removed  and put in place a do-not-resuscitate order and palliative care.

The baby’s father and mother, Sana Nader, 35, wanted the same  treatment for Joseph as was given to their daughter before she died,  eight years ago at 18 months – give Joseph a tracheotomy and  ventilation, and allow them to take him home to die what they would be a  peaceful death.

But Joseph’s doctors say while a tracheotomy – an incision is made in  a patient’s airway, to help breathing – may prolong the baby’s life,  it’s futile in this case and would likely cause much discomfort. It  would certainly also increase the risk of infection and pneumonia, they  argue.

“The medical officials would not want this little boy to suffer,” Rady said.

When born in January 2010, Joseph, now 13 months, was a beautiful, normal baby.

But five months later he started having seizures like his sister. By June, he couldn’t swallow.

In October, he stopped breathing while travelling with his parents.  He was taken to an Ingersoll hospital, then rushed to the London Health  Sciences Centre’s pediatric critical care unit where he’s been ever  since.

His father has stayed in London to be with his son.

His mother is in London every weekend and returns to Windsor to look after the couple’s other son, Ali.

Joseph’s on a ventilator and fed through a tube. He’s in what the  doctors call “a persistent vegetative state.” The doctors say he’s blind  and deaf.

He’s missing all five brain stem reflexes considered necessary for  life – gag, cough, eye movement, pupil and cornea responses. His brain  deterioration is irreversible.

A team of doctors, including a world-renowned pediatric expert from  Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, has examined Joseph and agrees  he’s dying of the same progressive neurodegenerative disease that  claimed his sister.

Joseph’s doctor told the adjudication board that doctors  “reluctantly” gave the couple’s daughter a tracheotomy. Since then,  doctors have learned “substantially” more about the procedure and  determined it isn’t right for Joseph.

The board agreed with Joseph’s attending doctor that the baby has “no hope or chance of ever recovering.”

“While we feel a great deal of empathy for the parents, we held that  their view was not in any way realistic,” the board said, adding  Joseph’s parents “were blinded by their obvious love” for their child.

The State Board knows better!!!  Sound ObamaCare-ish? Yes!

Obamacare establishes the Independent Payment Advisory Board, whose stated responsibility is to develop proposals to reduce the growth of Medicare spending.
His parents fear Joseph will choke to death once the tube is removed.  They say he responds to their touch and wanted the board to see him in  hospital before deciding.

Rady said it’s unclear what the board would have seen had its members  agreed. And she noted that while Joseph’s head and body have grown, it  doesn’t mean the medical assessments are wrong.

The case digs deeply into the delicate balance of life versus. suffering.

Ethicist Margaret Somerville, of McGill University’s Centre for  Medicine, Ethics and Law, said the case is “a judgment where the parents  are giving priority to the prolongation of life and the doctor is  giving priority to the quality of that life.”

“I’m sure there’s no doubt in this case that this child has a very  poor quality of life, but we do know that health care professionals  judge quality of life much lower than people themselves do.”

Somerville said such quality-of-life decisions are delicate and often  at odds. What needs to be examined is why the family doesn’t agree with  the decision and if their reasons are acceptable, she said.

The board had ordered Joseph’s breathing tube be removed Friday, but Rady said that wasn’t sensitive to the family’s need.

Instead, she ordered they comply by Monday – a statutory holiday in  Ontario, to celebrate family – “to afford the whole family adequate time  to say their good-byes.”

Rady’s voice broke when she addressed the family. “I hope that in time you’ll find peace,” she said.

Joseph’s father wasn’t satisfied. “It’s not help,” he said later.

His lawyer, Geoff Snow, said he understands Rady’s decision but  added, “the loss of a child in any circumstances is tragic and it’s  unfortunate that there’s not more than could have been done.”

Lawyer Julie Zamprogna Balles, who acted for the doctor, said Rady’s decision was “well-reasoned and compassionate.”

While the case had “very sad and unfortunate circumstances,” everyone  involved, she said, have “focused on Little Joseph’s best interests.”

But a grieving Moe Maraachli said there’s “no humanity” in Canada. He expressed a desire to die himself.

“I stay with him until the last moments and hopefully I go with him,” he said.

THE ETHICAL ISSUE

Whether to provide medical intervention to prolong the life of a dying child who’s in a persistent vegetative state.

THE LEGAL ISSUE

Whether to allow an appeal of a decision by an Ontario health-based  board that adjudicates consent issues, to take the child off life  support.

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LONDON, Ont. – A father who has been battling to stop a London, Ont.,  hospital from removing his terminally ill son from a ventilator stood  his ground Monday and defied a court order requiring him to give  consent.

Moe Maraachli says he and his wife Sana Nader are happy  the breathing tube keeping their 13-month old son Joseph alive has not  yet been removed.

But their fight to get the boy a tracheotomy so they can take him home to die isn’t over.

“I’m  very excited because my son doesn’t remove his tube today,” said  Maraachli, who has been sleeping at the hospital since Friday.

“All my family is happy. We are happy. We feel it’s really Family Day today.”

The Windsor, Ont., couple has been fighting for months against doctors at Victoria Hospital in London  who say their son should be removed from life support because he will  not recover from the rare neurological condition that has left him in a  vegetative state.

The family fears Joseph will suffer a painful  death if the ventilator is removed, and prefers that a tracheotomy be  performed so they can take him home to live his remaining days  surrounded by people who love him.

The couple’s 18-month-old  daughter died almost nine years ago from a similar medical condition.  She had a tracheotomy and lived at home for six months before she died,  said Maraachli.

But, last Thursday, Ontario Superior Court Justice Helen Rady ordered the couple to agree to take Joseph off the ventilator by 10 a.m. Monday.

The judge was upholding a decision already made by Ontario’s Consent and Capacity Board.

Because  the London hospital could not get consent to remove the breathing tube  from Joseph’s parents or other family members, it has the right to seek  consent from the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, said Mark  Handelman, Maraachli’s lawyer.

But Maraachli is hoping his son Joseph will be transferred to Michigan’s Children’s Hospital in Detroit.

Joseph  has been treated there before under the Ontario Provincial Health  Insurance Plan and the family feels they would have another chance at  persuading doctors to perform a tracheotomy if he returns there.

The couple’s friends recently contacted the U.S. hospital about a transfer and the London Health Sciences Centre, which Victoria Hospital falls under, was asked to send Joseph’s medical records there on Sunday.

The London hospital sent Joseph’s medical chart by courier to Detroit on Monday, said spokeswoman Laurie Gould.

“At this point in time we have not received any request for transfer,” said Gould.

If a transfer request is made, Gould said her hospital would contact the public guardian and “wait for their direction.”

The London hospital would not need permission from the public guardian to transfer Joseph to Michigan, said Handelman.

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, called the baby Joseph case sad and tragic.

Schadenberg questioned why doctors, not parents, should have the final say over their baby’s care.

“Is it right that the doctor has now so much power?” asked Schadenberg.

“I think the balance of power has shifted in Ontario too far, and I’m getting very concerned about who has the right to decide.”

Gould said the case is certainly “emotionally charged.”

The  hospital has received calls and emails from the public, some offering  prayers for the baby, who’s been at the hospital since October, she  said.

As cars honked their horns, a couple of dozen people holding  signs and photos of the baby held a vigil outside the hospital Monday  morning, an hour before the baby was to be removed from the ventilator.

Maraachli’s  sister-in-law Samar Nader said the family is “relieved and thankful”  for all the support they’ve received from the public.

“It’s true  that miracles do happen and I would never have expected for my nephew to  live past 10 o’clock without the people’s help,” she said.

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(CNN) — A Canadian family fighting to keep their 13-month-old son on a breathing tube says they have been denied a request to have him transferred to a hospital in Michigan.

Moe and Sana Maraachli refused to sign consent when Canadian health officials determined their son Joseph, who suffers from a progressive degenerative neurological disease and was in a persistent vegetative state, should be removed from life support. Joseph is being treated at the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario.

The Maraachlis reached out to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit in hopes of having their son transferred there for continued care.

Family spokesperson Sam Sansalone said the hospital initially agreed to accept the transfer. He said he has since received an email indicating the request has been denied.

Sansalone forwarded an email from the Detroit hospital that he said explains that after a review of Joseph’s records by neurological and intensive care physicians, “we cannot offer Joseph anything that he has not been provided already during his current admission by his current clinical care team … transfer to our facility will not provide him or the family any benefit.”

Vickie Winn, a spokesperson from the Children’s Hospital, confirmed Joseph is not a patient at the hospital but could not offer further comment, citing patient privacy laws.

Sansalone said the family is pursuing at least three other hospitals in other states.

The family says the hospital has it wrong and that their son is not in a persistent vegetative state. Sansalone said they have noted experiences where the baby has responded to being tickled and has jolted when he felt discomfort with examinations or the feeding tubes. They say these are signs he might still have brain function.

However, Canadian health officials disagree. On February 17, they decided Joseph should be removed from life support. The family was given until February 21 to say their goodbyes and sign the consent, but they have yet to do so.

The Maraachlis are seeking a second opinion from what they consider to be an objective source that can review the more than 1,000 pages of Joseph’s medical records and provide a better assessment of their son’s treatment options.

If he is beyond hope, they want him to be able to receive a tracheotomy, where he can be transferred home and die in the care of family instead of in a hospital.

Experts say even if the family is granted this request, caring for a child in this condition is an arduous task.

Dr. David Casarett, director of research and evaluation at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wissahickon Hospice, says patients at home with tracheotomies need monitoring to make sure the airway is clear of secretions, the skin is clean and dry and someone can make sure the incision at the tracheotomy site does not get infected.

“A child’s care would be much more complex if a home ventilator is required, since the parents would need to manage the ventilator with the help of a nurse and respiratory therapist,” he said.

Suzanne Vitadamo, spokesperson for the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and Terri’s sister, issued the following statement:

“It is unacceptable for Canadian Health Allocation Officials and/or the Canadian Government to make decisions for Joseph that will end his life and deny the wishes of his loving parents.

“Every patient, regardless of age, has a right to proper and dignified health care. It is frightening to once again see government usurp the God-given rights of parents to love and care for their child at home, especially when the child is dying.”

We are from the Government and we are here to help you, control you, and make decisions for you.

Rejoice!

Political Cartoons by Chuck Asay

Political Cartoons by Gary McCoy

The Tactical Budget III

Political Cartoons by Steve Breen

Department of Health and Human Services will become the nation’s first-ever $1-trillion-per-year Cabinet department in 2014, which is also the first year President Barack Obama’s health-care law is scheduled to be fully implemented by that department, according to the budget projections President Obama released yesterday.

Having the power of Life and Death will do that for you.

That and projections that if ObamaCare acts like Medicare did in it’s first decade it will cost $9 Trillion all by itself by 2020. (which is nearly 3 times the current Obama proposed budget!)

But don’t worry, it will bring down costs and cut the deficit!  Obama Promised!:(

In fact, HHS already is costing American taxpayers more per year in inflation-adjusted dollars than the entire federal government cost back in 1965, the year President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law.

Medicare is the single most costly program in HHS. (For Now!)

This year, according to the Obama budget, HHS will spend $909.7 billion. That makes it the most expensive Cabinet department in the U.S. government, exceeding the Defense Department—which will spend $739.7 billion this year–by $170 billion.

But don’t worry, the liberals are focused on taxing “the rich”, gutting the Military and promoting Class Warfare. You have to have your priorities.

In 1965, according to the historical tables published yesterday with President Obama’s budget, the entire federal government spent $118.228 billion. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, that adjusts to $822.6 billion in 2010 dollars—or about $87 billion less than HHS alone will spend this year.

HHS spending will increase to $1.049 trillion in fiscal 2014, according to the Obama budget. That would be the first time in history that any U.S. Cabinet department spent more than $1 trillion in a single year.

According to HHS’s budget plan, Medicare will account for 54 percent of the department’s budget in fiscal 2012 and Medicaid will account for 30 percent.

Medicare spending will  rise from $488.4 billion in fiscal 2011 (the current year) to $557 billion in fiscal 2014, when President Obama’s health-care law would be in full force, according to budget tables published with the president’s budget. Medicaid will rise from $276.2 billion this year to $352.1 billion in 2014.

Yuval Levin raises an essential point:

So to assess the administration’s proposal, one very crucial figure to look at is the effect their budget, if adopted, would have on the deficit in the year for which it would actually be the budget—that is, in 2012. You can find that figure on page 172 of the budget (table S-2, here). It shows that by the administration’s own calculations, the effect its own budget would have in 2012 would be increase the deficit by $11 billion. In other words, the Obama budget says that if we pass the Obama budget then the deficit for 2012 will be $1.1 trillion but if we don’t pass it then the deficit would be $1.09 trillion.

Ohhh!!! I’m impressed!

It’s as though the president slept through the November elections (or, more likely, he simply wants the Republicans to field the ball first so he can go after them for it.

And you probably thought Democrats and Obama could come up with even more cynical political ploys than they have in the last 2 years. 😦

This was supposed to be the moment we were all waiting for. After three years of historic deficits that have added almost $4.5 trillion to the national debt, President Obama was finally going to get serious about fiscal discipline. Instead, what landed on Congress’s doorstep on Monday was a White House budget that increases deficits above the spending baseline for the next two years.

The White House actually touts as tight-fisted a budget proposing a record $1.645 trillion deficit for fiscal 2011, due largely to a new surge in spending to 25.3% of GDP. That’s more spending than in any year since 1945. Federal debt held by the public—the kind we have to pay back—will rise to 75.1% in 2012, which is the highest since 1951 and more than double what it was as recently as 2007. (WSJ)

But he’s going to freeze spending at these levels for the next 5 years! You should bow down and kiss his ring for being so great!

It leaves every hard decision to the new House Republican majority (so the liberals and the liberal media can bash them 24/7- in the spirit of civility and bi-partisanship of course!). And it ignores almost entirely the recommendations of Mr. Obama’s own deficit commission. No wonder the commission’s Democratic co-chairman, Erskine Bowles, said Monday that this budget goes “nowhere near where they will have to go to resolve our fiscal nightmare.” And he’s an ally. (WSJ)

How unserious is this budget? Although the White House trumpets $2.18 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade, those savings are so far off in the magical “out years” that you can barely see them from here. More than 95% of the savings would happen after Mr. Obama’s first term in the White House is over, and almost two-thirds of the promised deficit reduction would arrive after 2016. Pretending to cut deficits by pushing all real cuts into the future is Budget Flimflam 101.

But don’t dare call it the F* YOU Budget! 🙂

But growth targets would be undermined by the sizable tax hikes in Mr. Obama’s budget. After 2013 the capital gains and dividend tax rates would rise to 20% from 15%, and the highest income tax rate, paid mostly by noncorporate businesses, would rise to 39.6% from 35%. The Administration foresees a $700 billion windfall, but history shows that higher rates are unlikely to yield anywhere near that amount.

Gotta soak those “rich” people. Gotta have your Class Warfare! Liberals can’t live with themselves otherwise.

The budget also proposes roughly $300 billion in new taxes on energy companies, multinationals and banks. So much for the new detente between the White House and business. When including all the tax increases, there is more than $1 of new taxes for every $1 of future spending cuts.

This will go down as canny politics in Washington, as the President lies in wait to ambush Republicans when they propose their real spending cuts. Then he hopes he can cut them to ribbons on his way to re-election. That may be the White House game plan, but we wonder if the politics will play out that way. The American people also want a President to lead, and this budget is so transparently cynical it may help Republicans make their case that if they don’t lead, no one will. (WSJ)

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

BORDER SECURITY

Oh, and Border Security: Forgetaboutit!

BOTH The Democrats and the Republicans are proposing cuts to the border funding.

Now both parties have come together to slash funding for border security and the timing could not be worse. Mexican drug-cartel violence hit record levels in 2010 and more than 13,000 people were murdered in disturbing and cruel ways not commonly seen in previous years. In some areas the violence has spilled into U.S. communities, forcing local law enforcement agencies to create special units dedicated to combating criminal activity related to illegal immigration and Mexican drug cartels. (CNS)

The proposed budget provides $43.2 billion in discretionary spending for the department, an increase of $309 million, or 0.7%, above the 2010 level. The total 2012 budget request for the agency is $57 billion.

Homeland Security officials called the changes modest Monday, saying that most increases were “follow-ups” to more ambitious initiatives announced last year.

But what are they really doing with that increase?

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released a budget document on Monday that indicates that the Department of Homeland Security does not intend to put a single additional mile of the U.S. border under “effective control” in either fiscal year 2011 or 2012.

According to Napolitano’s budget plan, the Border Patrol had 1,007 miles of the U.S. border under “effective control” at the end of fiscal year 2010, and DHS aims to stick with exactly that number through this year and next.

According to DHS budget justification released Monday, CBP currently has only 1,007 of the 8,607 miles of border it is responsible for under “effective control.”

Nonetheless, the same document says establishing “effective control” of the borders is CBP’s first objective.

So their first objective is to secure the border by doing absolutely nothing about securing the border!!

God help us all!

So we have effective control of 15% of the border and we aren’t going to do any more BUT we do get a budget increase to improve our groping of your privates and stealing your stuff!!

That’s right, I SAID STEALING YOUR STUFF!!

The revelation that TSA workers have admitted to stealing huge amounts of cash from passengers they singled out for enhanced security screening is far from an isolated incident, and underscores how armies of degenerates are being employed by the federal government to push around and dominate members of the public going about their daily business.

As reported in several mainstream media reports today, a TSA supervisor at the ironically titled Newark Liberty Airport has pleaded guilty in a federal court to multiple counts of theft, as well as admitting to taking bribes and kickbacks from another TSA worker to “look the other way”, while the agent he was supervising stole more money from travelers.

And he’s not the only one!

Back in March it emerged that TSA worker Sean Shanahan, who was employed at Boston Logan International Airport to pat down passengers, had been charged with multiple child sex crimes targeting an underage girl.

Similarly, 57-year-old Charles Henry Bennett, who worked at Orlando International Airport as a TSA screener, was arrested in connection with the molestation of a 6-year-old girl whom he planned to make his “sex slave”.

Working in airport security seems to attract perverts, rapists and pedophiles because it gives them legitimate cover through which to exercise their deviancy. Indeed, a prank caller who pretended to be a sex pervert phoned the TSA about applying for a job and was treated seriously by a TSA staffer.

So the border is secure and no terrorist will pass by our perverts and light finger louies.

You have to have your budget priorities, after all!!

Tax Increases on the Rich, Destroying Oil Companies, More perverts and thieves for TSA, absolutely nothing for the border despite the escalating violence,ignore the 3,000 lb gorilla on steroids in the room (Entitlements) and play political games with the deficit by proposing EVEN MORE SPENDING and Gotcha! roasting anyone who propose actually cutting spending,and ObamaCare as the first Trillion Dollar Cabinet Department of Life and Death.

Damn, now that’s leadership!!

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler Political Cartoons by Mike Lester

The Real Star Wars

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This is a tale of a young Senator who set out to change the world. To grab power. To reshape everything.

To fundamentally violate one of the truth of existence and to fight against it.

That truth, LIFE ISN’T FAIR.

I believe (to borrow another movie) it to be the Inception idea that started modern Liberalism.

If Life isn’t fair, then let’s make it equal. So that it is no more or less fair for anyone.

But that way leads to The Dark Side.

The Sith await you.

Think about it, you have a (in this case young) Senator who rises in a time of stress and War and Crisis. He promises hope & change. Though the hope and change he wants is to control everyone and everything. That way, Social Justice is “Fair”. And Life if “fair”.

In the time of crisis he is granted powers and takes steps no leader has ever dared take before. He takes over the Banks, insurance companies, the auto industry.

He consolidates more power to central authority that ever before. he is playing both sides against each other in the name of “fairness” to consolidate power. Because, after all, they only way life can be “fair” is if you control it from birth to death.

You have no freedom. But it’s Fair! 😦

“So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause”–Sen. Padme Amidala

But life is not fair.

And this frustrates him. He has such a grand vision. But he can’t get it done.

It’s not fair!

He’s so much smarter than everyone else. He’s so much better. More enlightened.

And all he wants is for everyone to be equal. Now that’s “fair”.

And before the November 2nd elections (9/10/10): “If it was just a referendum on whether we’ve made the kind of progress that we need to, then people around the country would say ‘We’re not there yet,'” Obama said.

“If the election is about the policies that are going to move us forward, versus the policies that will get us back into a mess, then I think Democrats will do very well.”

And on Nov 2, he and his minions were “shellacked”. But that didn’t stop them from have a very productive Lame Duck Session where they got 90% of what they wanted.

As a matter of fact, he’s now the “Comeback Kid”. The Emperor has New Clothes.

But still he fears that his life’s work will be undone, challenged or left unfulfilled. The dreams of 90 years of Progressive Liberalism rest upon his shoulders.

His vision.

So, like Palpatine, he will have to be craftier and take more control rather than letting his minions like Darth Vader do all the heavy lifting.

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”— Master Yoda

And who hates more liberals.

Only Radical Muslims and terrorists.

Class Warfare. Hate the rich (but not the Liberal Rich like George Soros or even Obama who made $5 million dollars last year).

Race Warfare. Pitting blacks and Hispanics against Whites because Whites are “not fair” and oppressive.

Despite the fact that liberal policies hurt blacks and hispanics.

It keeps them down.

The promise of “fairness” and “Justice” keep them in line. Even though in the 50 years they haven’t even come close to either.

Religious Warfare. The more Progressive (aka radical) they are the seemingly more anti-religious they are- especially Christianity.

How is that different from the Sith wanting to wipe out the Jedi??

The Jedi are spiritual. The Force is spiritual.

They must be crushed.

The State is your only salvation.

The Government is your protector. Your savior.

Not yourself.

But if Obama is Senator Palpatine, cum Emperor-wanna be, who is Darth Vader. The angry, power mad servant of the Dark Side?

Nancy Pelosi, who else. 🙂  (Not Dick Cheney as the Liberals tried to use in 2005 after Bush beat Kerry for re-election)

But it does point to the fact that when Liberals object to the dirty tricks way things are being done “unfairly” that usually means they have already done them and you’re not allowed to do what they are doing because they are so vastly superior and more “fair” than you.

But Darth Vader never got demoted to a Minority Position. This should just strengthen her backbone and her insanity.

She will hate even more at being thwarted and simultaneous be proud of her many accomplishments over the last 2 years.

Obstructing the rebel scum will be new mission. They cannot be allowed to retake what she has taken.

After all, it is my own opinion that Nancy Pelosi thought she was the Empress for the last 2 years and that Barack was the upstart who was getting in HER way.

Then there’s The Conspirator, aka Harry Reid. He who works behind the scenes to make it work through any means necessary.

You have the faceless “enemy”- The Rich. The Corporations. The Separatists.

You have the faceless, uniform soldiers of the cause, The Unions and the Bureaucracy. A hegemony of purpose and the foot soldiers of the cause.

And then you ad in an Orwellian touch, The Ministry of Truth. The Liberally-biased media that is a champion of the Empire’s needs and wants and will spread it’s message and lies far and wide across the land. Willingly so. And they all proclaims to be “fair” and “objective”.

Those who disagree with this view are the evil ones who are not fair and not objective: FOX,the Internet-Like Drudge,Daily Caller etc, and Talk Radio.

Which is why they must be controlled. So you send out the faceless bureaucratic clone minions of the FCC, the FTC, the FDA to stop them.

The SEIU are the people’s clone army. Foot soldiers for the cause.

Then there are the Liberal lawyers and judges who stop the resistance by ruling from ideology under the cover of law. To control the people ever further.

Then comes the Resistance, The Rebel Alliance.

A loose band of like-minded independent people who just want their freedoms back. To restore democracy and give all people a chance.

Meet THE TEA PARTY.

Hated, denigrated, and reviled by the Imperials.

But their allies in the Government haven’t proven they can be trusted yet. Not after the Lame Duck give aways they allowed.

So this chapter in the saga has yet to be written and it falls to all of us in the movement to keep the pressure on.

To quote yet another movie, “Never Give up! Never Surrender!”

Or as Master Yoda might say, ““Do or do not… there is no try.”

The Saga Continues.

An Ugly Truth Revealed

Like the START Treaty this blog has a preamble, Provided by Former Arizona Governor and now Big Sis, the “Man Caused Disaster” enforcer (better known to normal people as Terrorism):  Janet Napolitano is keeping a tight ship on the security front. She even apparently throws in a day off for “thousands of people [who] are working 24/7, 364 days a year to keep the American people safe.” Or maybe she just forgot how many days are in a year. (ABC News with Diane Sawyer)

We can admire Janet for her lack of knowledge and silly little liberal gaffe because instead of worrying about nuking us or poisoning our food or blowing up our planes the terrorists will now be obsessed with what is that 1 day a year she is not being vigilant so they can all pile on at once. 🙂

Nice distraction Janet!

2 days ago was the 22nd anniversary of the bombing of Pam Am 103.

You know, a terrorist act not connected to any wars against Islam or Muslims.

Back when it wasn’t politically incorrect to say that 95% of all terrorist attacks in the last 20 years have been committed by Muslims.

The very idea that you even investigate that has CAIR and other muslim “advocacy” groups yowling racism and “profiling” and liberals running for politically correct cover.

The only guy ever convicted of this crime was “released” by the Scottish Government last year on “compassionate grounds” because he his death was imminent.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is still alive and living it up as a nation hero in Libya.

There was an agreement with US that if he was in a Scottish jail he’d stay there. And now it comes out that the Brits were working for nearly 2 years to weasle out of that.

And they managed to come up with a good Liberal (or Labor) excuse, “Compassion”.

When a Liberal talks about “compassion” look out, you’re about to get something rammed down your throat or up your ass!

Why did they do it? MONEY!

Pure a simple.

OIL MONEY.

BP even.

Intense political pressures and “commercial warfare” waged by the regime of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi led to last year’s release of the “unrepentant terrorist” who blew up Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, according to a new report prepared by four U.S. senators.

The report was released Tuesday, 22 years to the day after a terrorist bomb exploded aboard  the Pan Am airliner,  killing 270 people — including 189 Americans — in one of the deadliest acts of domestic terrorism prior to 9/11.

An advance copy of the report – titled “Justice Undone: The Release of the Lockerbie Bomber” — was provided to NBC News.

The report finds that senior officials under former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown quietly and repeatedly pressured Scottish authorities to release Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the bombing.

They did so in order to protect British business interests in Libya, including a $900 million BP oil deal that the Libyans had threatened to cut off, as well as a $165 million arms sale with a British defense firm that was signed the same month al-Megrahi was freed from prison, the report states.

“This was a case in which commercial and economic considerations trumped the message of our global fight against terrorism,” said Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., one of the four senators who commissioned the report by a Senate investigator.

“God forbid there should be another terrorist attack. We have to make it impossible that anything like this injustice takes place again,” he added.

‘False’ and ‘flawed’ prognosis
The report also concludes that, in releasing Megrahi last year on the grounds that he was suffering from terminal prostate cancer and had only three months to live, Scottish authorities relied on a “false” and “flawed” medical prognosis that was possibly influenced by a doctor hired by the Libyan government. (Although there were recent reports that Megrahi was in a coma, that account has been disputed. As the Senate report notes, he remains alive, reportedly living in a luxury villa in Tripoli.)

The Senate report calls for a renewed investigation into Megrahi’s release by the State Department and a public apology by both the British and Scottish governments.

That request was rejected this week by both British and Scottish officials. “We totally reject their false interpretation,” a Scottish government spokesperson said in an emailed response to NBC News. The decision to release Megrahi “was not based on political, economic or diplomatic considerations, but on the precepts of Scots law and nothing else.”

Martin Longden, a spokesman for the British Embassy in Washington, told NBC that, since the Scottish government ultimately released Megrahi that “it is difficult to see how one can apologize for something that one wasn’t responsible for.”

However, Longden noted that the government of the current British Prime Minister David Cameron “has been very clear that Megrahi’s release was a mistake.”

Cameron has directed an internal British Cabinet review of all documents relating to Megrahi and its report, including some previously unreleased material, may be finished early next year, according to a British government official who requested anonymity.

The Senate report was signed by Menendez along with his Democratic colleague from New Jersey, Frank Lautenberg, and the two Democratic senators from New York, Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand.

The four, who represent many of the American victims of the bombing, met with Cameron last summer when he visited Washington and demanded that he take further steps to uncover the trail of events that led to Megrahi’s release.

Megrahi’s release has stoked tensions between Washington and London since August 2009, when the former Libyan spy was released from a Scottish prison and received a hero’s welcome when he flew back to Libya.

U.S. officials outraged
The release triggered outrage from top U.S. law enforcement officials, such as FBI director Robert Mueller, and strong criticism from the Obama administration.

Scottish officials, however, said they freed him under a provision of their laws that allow for “compassionate release” in light of a medical prognosis that concluded he had only three months to live.

But the Senate report pokes hole in that conclusion, citing top cancer experts who say the three month prognosis was “inaccurate and unsupported by medical science,” and was made primarily by two Scottish prison doctors who had no background in prostate cancer. (One, the top doctor in the prison where Megrahi was housed, was a general practitioner and the other, Dr. Andrew Fraser, the director of health for the Scottish Prison Service, was a public health specialist.)

The Senate report states that Megrahi at the time “was not bed-ridden nor so physically frail that he could not undergo chemotherapy or other treatments. … (His) physical symptoms did not support a prognosis of three months and no doctor familiar with prostate cancer could have reasonably made such a prognosis.”

Among those who may have influenced the prognosis, the report suggests, were three doctors hired by the Libyan government to support the release of Megrahi on compassionate grounds, one of whom was quoted in British press accounts last summer as saying “we were asked to give an outcome and we did.”

That doctor’s report was sent directly to the Scottish prison doctor who worked on the medical prognosis 10 days before the final Scottish medical report on Megrahi, the Senate report says.

The Senate report also cites other factors that influenced the Scottish and British government’s actions on Megrahi.

Britain’s ambassador to Libya, Sir Vincent Fean, “directly participated” in an October 2008 meeting with Scottish government and senior Libyan officials to discuss a “way out” for Megrahi, it states.

Other British officials repeatedly warned the Scots that “British interests, including those of U.K. nationals, British businesses and possibly security cooperation would be damaged — perhaps badly — if Megrahi were to die in a Scottish prison,” according to a statement British Foreign Minister William Hague provided the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

‘A major problem’
The Libyan Government successfully freed al-Megrahi by using “commercial warfare,” states the report. “Libyan officials made it abundantly clear to Scottish and U.K. government officials that al-Megrahi’s death would be a ‘a major problem’ and ‘bad for relations,’ a message that was also delivered through BP officials,” Hague said.

While the British government has repeatedly insisted it was the Scots who made the final decision to release Megrahi, the Senate report notes that the British government had the power to block his transfer back to Libya — including denying the Libyans airspace to fly Megrahi home — because the decision affected matters of national security and terrorism.

The report also notes that Scottish officials were being lobbied to release Megrahi by senior officials of the government of Qatar, whose emir was the president of the Arab League.

“We should be most grateful if your office would exercise its discretion and on compassionate and humanitarian grounds take the necessary measures to remove Mr. Al-Megrahi from prison, Qatar’s trade mission wrote to Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill on July 17, 2009, just weeks before the Lockerbie bomber’s release.

At the time, the Senate report notes, Scottish officials were seeking to expand commercial ties with Qatar and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond had been discussing a potential multi-billion dollar loan from the Persian Gulf country. The loan was never consummated, however.

Officials at the Libyan and Qatari embassies in Washington did not return phone calls seeking comment. (Newsvine)

And so today, the Liberals and their dupes in the Republican Party, will pass a International Arms Control agreement in a Lame Duck session of Congress with the Russians when the real threats are Radical Muslims, Iran and North Korea.

Why?

Because they are still on their checklist of THINGS TO DO WHEN WE HAVE THE POWER TO DO SO and since they won’t have it like this again, it’s now or never.

60’s hippie anti-military peaceniks who have wanted to do this all there lifes are posed to give themselves a party as they have managed during the Lame Duck session (after they were repudiated in the biggest lost in 90 years) to pass a Stimulus Bill, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and hobbling the US Military.

Man they are going to Party like it’s 1979!

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Oh that’s right, in 1979 Iran took people hostage in our Embassy and we sat around doing not much of anything about.

My how times have changed. 🙂
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