Meanderings 5-28-2012

May 27, 2012 by

Walking through the Library the other day I noticed that Van Jones has a new book released.  “Rebuild The Dream”.  Of course a Communist like Van Jones doesn’t mean the American Dream.  Not the American Dream we all knew and accepted as a goal.  No, without even reading it I’m pretty sure it goes without say that what Jones actually wants is to change what the American Dream is and change it to his own belief of a “Socialist/Communist” Dream.

Which stands to reason considering that President Obama tapped him for a major role in his Administration until Jones’ background was brought to light.  I would call that “Birds of a Feather”, as it were.  The President seems to be pushing the same philosophy with his phony “Fairness Doctrine”.  In fact as long as we are looking at fairness, it is only fair to examine what some of the Founders considered fair when the Republic was created.

I’ve said this before but I am going to continue to say it until people understand it.  The very first real kick in the pants of the republic was the 16th Amendment which allowed the Federal Government to access, at ANY rate they so desire, a percentage of your personal property.  By that I mean your earnings.  I talk to people all the time who actually believe that the Federal Government has always been able to tax your income.  Of course a lot of them also believe that we have always elected Senators.  Just shows what a poor job our education system does in educating even at the College level.

In the words of Thomas Jefferson; “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.”  Today, not only do they take the bread from your mouth, they are trying to order you what kind of bread you can eat.

The current Administration, specifically the President says;  “We can’t wait…” to pass what he considers the rest of his agenda, which has been a dismal failure.  Yet this is, in part, what he is running his reelection campaign on.  Jefferson would advise him; “Delay is preferable to error. ”  An error was made in pushing his Healthcare Agenda through in the middle of the night, in a rush and even now “away from the fog of debate” we are as much against it as we were in the beginning, if not more so.

It seems we have forgotten some of our most basic beliefs.  One thing I have always believed of America is that “When the times get tough, Americans just get tougher.”  But we are living off the fortunes of our children and/or our grandchildren.  What may be claimed of wars should also be true of entitlements as James Madison points out; “Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.”

We have lost the way when we allow the Government to assume the power to dictate that you purchase a product, even if you don’t want to.  Much like forcing you to fund other people retirement, which is what Social Security claims to do and find that power in the Constitution.  Obamacare should have been a dead bill from jump street just on Constitutionality.  Hopefully the Courts will so rule.  I hope they will remember the words of Madison; “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”

It was done with Social Security, let’s hope the Court will not repeat the error since we know what the Federal Retirement Program is costing us.  And before you try to tell me that Social Security isn’t an entitlement program let’s explain what an entitlement is.  Any time you put in to a Government program less money than you get returned to you, that’s pretty much a redistribution of wealth and then by definition is an entitlement program because you can’t risk the political fallout by getting rid of it.

Take a minute today and if you can’t personally thank a Vet for the freedoms you enjoy today, at least remember those who not only gave it all to ensure you could, but those who were lucky enough to survive the challenge.  No service member ever “gave” his life to protect your freedom, he spent it, willing to pay the price.  Because as we all know freedom isn’t free.

God bless and keep you all, those who gave it all and those who were willing to.

chas

Evolving

May 11, 2012 by

I don’t think there has ever been anything as contrived, stupid or obviously blatant political as this nonsense the media is trying to pass off as a “major issue” as the “new” same-sex marriage announcement made by the President this week.

First, back in the late 90’s the President supported same-sex marriage.  It might not have been the reason he lost the election, but obviously was enough of a concern to him to change his stance.  So this evolving, talking it over with his wife, his “friends” being in certain situations has brought him to this change is utter horse manure.  Obama was in favor of gay marriage before he was against gay marriage before he was again in support of gay marriage.

And if you think that Biden’s “support” for gay marriage was a surprise on Sunday to this Administration, you’ve got a case of stupid that can’t be fixed.  First of all they taped the “interview” on Friday.  So even IF Biden’s case of the runs of the mouth wasn’t what the WH wanted or needed, you can bet your paycheck that 10 minutes after Biden left the room the “war room” was working on what the President was going say in response.

What this nonsense is, a complete waste of time and distraction from the real issues that hound this Country.  It deflects the flawed and failed policies of the Administration and worse of all, merely is a ploy to raise money from the Hollywood liberals and yet another minority of the American voters.  This is how Obama thinks he will win the election, by playing politics and making promises to enough minorities to garner a majority of votes.  NOT by fixing problems, NOT by running on his record, but by making up fake issues, to attempt to polarize a bunch of small groups against the GOP.

In short, the only thing brave about this move is the cost of North Carolina in the election.  Even if it goes against the ideals of the black voters, they are still going to vote for Obama.  Doesn’t even matter to them that he has harmed them almost worse than any other single minority group, he is still one of them, (or so they think).  He was going to lose N.C. anyway and I’m sure his team was pretty sure of that before this “bold move” was made.

Most know I’m not a big Romney supporter, but even I have to draw a line when you start making up stories that go back to High School years.  WTF does something that long ago have to do with anything?  And please don’t try to tell me that it is coincidence that this “story” breaks the same week as Obama’s “bold move”.  I mean does the left really believe the people are THAT stupid?  That is, of course, a rhetorical question.  Of course they do.

Romney started to run for President last election and they just now find this so-called story?  Damn, no wonder they haven’t even turned up a single person that even knew Obama when he was in High School that didn’t like him.  I guess those stories will turn up after the election results.  Sort of like the Monica story did with Clinton, even though the WoPo had the facts a month before the election.

But,no bias here.

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

OH, You Got Change …

April 29, 2012 by

Remember in 2008, or the day after he got into the Senate if you think about it, when we heard about the “change” Obama was going to bring to Washington?  Many laughed, many worried, some actually believed.  Well those who believed were correct.  It’s just not the “change” they expected.

How about we start with changing the tone in Washington:  Remember the very first meeting with the leaders of both Party’s?  The minority leader tried to make suggestions and the President’s “change in tone” was “I WON“.  That was a change for sure, because as we all know, President Bush signed many bills presented to him from a Democratic lead Congress.

Of course there is the “transparency” that the President said had to change in Washington.   The Administration knew for 11 months about the GAO throwing a half million dollar party in Vegas before the press broke the news.  Wouldn’t transparency say that you investigate this as soon as you hear of it.  Take care of the problem, punish or fire those to blame and then break the news yourself?  Is this what this Administration did?  Heck no, this Administration blamed the previous Administration.

Speaking of transparency, did you hear that it took Judicial Watch almost a year to get the cost of the First Ladies fun in the sun tour in Spain with her daughters and a few friends?  That little time away cost us almost a half a million.  The press use to complain about Bush going to his ranch, the First lady has spent close to a million in just 3 years on her little get a ways.

The real killer to me is the reelection campaign that the President is now on.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think any of the past President’s should have been able to use our tax dollars to pretend they are giving a policy speech when the rhetoric is obviously a campaign speech.  But what really rankles my shorts is when the defense of this President doing is “We are ONLY doing what all previous Presidents have done”, when we were told that this was going to be a different type of Administration.  WTF, you claim you are going to be different, but your defense for business as usual is ” it’s business as usual”?

Here’s the thing.  There are very few homes in America today that do not have access to any form of media.  Most homes have multiple TV Sets, or internet and even cable, wouldn’t it make sense to just do a multi-braodcast across the various medias instead of spewing tons of carbon in the air flying around the Country?  This is supposed to be the Green President right?

But here is what I hear as I listen to his various speeches, (Don’t get pissed off, I am going to do the overboard thing just to highlight):

In, (pick a State College), President Obama said; “I have a plan that will allow us to move this Country forward, so that you don’t have to eat your family dog.  I’ve eaten dog and it’s tough.  Let’s not go there again”,.

But then he drives down the road a few miles for a campaign speech and says; “I want to move this Country forward, not force people to make a choice between eating their family dog and filling their car with algae.   I’ve eaten dog and it’s tough.  That’s where the GOP wants to take us again.”

This is shaping up to be a campaign that panders towards two groups, those who want your money and those who want to collect a pay check.  Seeing that almost 50% don’t pay Federal withholding taxes, so they don’t care that Obama is throwing around money like it is Christmas, so long as they get theirs.  There are some that shout we need to cut and /or change these give me’s, but wait, no I didn’t mean my give me.

The Congress has a lowly or perhaps woeful approval rating of 14% and yet the majority of them will be returned to yet again “serve their district”.   All of Congress gets a low rating yet it is the Senate that has failed to do any work at all.  The majority leader is sitting on some 30 bills that he will not even bring to the floor.  Does the President call him out on this?  No he blames the evil GOP and calls them a do nothing Congress.

And just to show how little attention we seem to be playing, with all the waste, mis-steps, stupidity and outright lies the President enjoys a 48% approval rating, (47.5% disapprove).  We have a debt that has increased by 5 trillion in the last 3 years, that we couldn’t pay off in my granddaughters lifetime and 48% approve the job he is doing?  WTH people.  This isn’t American Idol.

Wake Up!

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

Distractions

April 13, 2012 by

It’s almost scary how easily people are distracted from the major point of an event.  Sidetracked by meaningless hyped stories.

First case in evidence;  Zimmerman/Martin.  What the hell does this minor case have to do with the Nation’s economy?  How about National Security?  Fact is, the only thing it does is give race baiters like Al Sharpton and the New Black Panthers a platform to get news coverage.  It does cast light on the AG Holder who for the second time since taking office refuses to investigate or charge criminal activity done openly on camera by the New Black Panthers.

Obama’s camp must be peeing them self in glee over the point since you can’t talk about money when spinning over a local incident.

Point in evidence 2; Hillary Rosen’s attack on Ann Romney.  This is so beyond stupid I don’t even want to address it.  Just on the face of it who in their right mind would listen to an idiot shrill for the Dems in the first place?   Well, besides the WH of course who had her visit a gazillion times, or the was that the other 33 Hillery’s?

All this does, once again, is take fuel away from the fact that double-digit millions of people are still out of work and gas prices are making it cheaper to stay home than go looking for work.  It also show Jay Carney is an absolute idiot, if he really believes that anyone buys his nonsense that not all 30 some visits of Hillary Rosen might not be the same Hillary Rosen.  She’s not just some pundit as I understand it.  Last year the DNC PAID her $120,000 for her services.

New Topic:  FAIR

The President is out running for reelection, mostly on our tax dollars it seems, touting his “Fairness Doctrine” or the Buffet Rule as he calls it.

First off let’s talk “fair”.  Fair is at best a subjective term.  I think fair is everyone paying the exact same tax rate,  with little or no write-offs.  I’ve always felt that a “fair” tax doesn’t require nor should it have any exceptions.  Once you grant one you have to grant more.  If you don’t believe that just look at our present tax code.

Now the President thinks fair is a higher tax, a damning, destructive tax on people who manage to achieve financial gains beyond what others might.  He obviously believes in a Progressive Tax.  A Progressive Tax is a staying point, BTW, of the Communist Manifesto.

That’s not to say that the President is a communist.  Every President since the passage of the 16th Amendment holds to the belief that a progressive tax is a good thing and obviously so do many Americans.  I say that because any candidate for presidential office that believes in a flat or fair tax always ends up dropping out of the race.

It is my belief that Jefferson summed it up best when he said; “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”  In other words taking their money to give away to others or sending it to garner more votes for their reelection.

My point here is that prior to the Federal Government trying to be “fair”, not a dime was taken from the workers paycheck.  Prior to the Federal Government trying to “help” people what you earned was yours to keep or spend as you saw fit.

Some view this radical change from the Constitution as a good thing.  They find it helpful to steal the freedom of choice from all to benefit a few at the cost of millions.  I do not share that view.  I again agree with Jefferson who said; “I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

How much more oppressive can you get when the Government can order to buy something.  To eat certain things.  To blindly hand over a part of your paycheck to others without end or positive results?  I say; “The fruits of labor belong to those who plant the seed and nurture it, not to those who watched it grow.”

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

Speaking Freely

April 4, 2012 by

As many have heard the President has come under attack for comments he made, and then slightly backed off from, to and about SCOTUS.  Now if you think I am going to jump on that band wagon, you are mistaken.

I have no problem with the President saying whatever he likes.  There is still a 1st Amendment and he as well as the next person has the right to exercise that right.  The other reason I have no problem with his “talking points” is the more he opens his mouth the more ignorance he presents to the population.

What I do have problems with is the lies and misrepresentations he offers as “facts”.  So let’s look at part of his statement the other day.

I am confident the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected congress (sic),” President Obama said.  There are a number of problems with this statement.  First off a strong majority of congress was less than 10 votes.  It was directly along the democrats party line.  Then when sent back was “deemed passed” in a legal, but dubious parliamentary maneuver.  The law has never had majority support in the Country and has loss support since it was passed.  By the way, overturning unconstitutional laws IS the SCOTUS’s primary job.

“…an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law”  Again, the problem is the President’s loose tongue and mis-stating facts.  First off, that is called indirect representation.  Until it was screwed it up with the 17th Amendment it is how Senators were put in office.  The State Congress of the individual States would, along with the Governor, to appoint 2 men to represent the State’s Rights.  The President being elected suggest an individual to the Court.  The suggestion goes to the Senate, (now also elected), for advice and consent.  Bingo, indirect representation.  The second problem is, as I stated above the law was pushed through at midnight with a parliamentary  procedure.

As I said, we are confident this will be over — this will be upheld. I am confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld. And again, that is not just my opinion. That is the opinion of a whole lot of constitutional law professors and academics and judges and lawyers who have examined this law, even if they’re not particularly sympathetic to this piece of legislation or my presidency,” he said.

I am sure that there are numerous travelers of yours who agree with you, but that hardly seems to be to majority opinion.  It certainly isn’t the opinion of the majority of Americans who, at some 70% believe the law unconstitutional.  And he is welcome to his opinion of course but it certainly cast a great deal of doubt over the claim that the President is a Constitutional Scholar.  Don’t forget that the legal heads of 26 States, (I know that’s not half of the 57 States but it’s close), joined in on this suit.

To hear the President try to lay claim that the “human aspect” of the law should weigh into the consideration is as lame as lame can get.  The human cost, the financial cost has NOTHING, let me repeat that, NOTHING what-so-ever to do with the Constitutionality of the law.  And that my friends is exactly the reason the law is in court.

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

It’s The Constitution……..STUPID!!!!

April 1, 2012 by

I had glanced through an article on the Huffpost by Rep Steny Hoyer, who happens to be of my district.  You can read it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-steny-hoyer/republican-budget-represe_b_1389254.html

Rep.  Hoyer had much to say in maligning Rep Ryan’s budget proposal, so I thought it might not be a bad idea to show the Congressman’s objections and supply a short response.  “So let’s  just get to it”.

Hoyer claims:  “By ending the Medicare guarantee, the Republican budget shifts increasing costs to seniors and the disabled over the next several years.” 

I say:  There is NO power under Article 1, Section 8, that gives the Government the power to run a Health Care Program.  To say that you have such a power under the 16th Amendment simply because you call it a tax is misusing the intention and purpose of the Amendment.

Hoyer:  “And it repeals the patient protections and the cost containment policies of the Affordable Care Act. ”

Which, as stated above, is not a concern of the Federal Government.  The ACA being an unconstitutional power grab by the Government.

This next one is one education, but its way too long to re-post so I will just post part of what is supposedly decimates; Pell Grants, financial aid to students, Head Start cuts.  Then he jumps into renewable domestic energy.

Renewable energy?  Does he mean things like the Volt, Solyndra and the other numerous failures our tax dollars have been thrown away into?  Sorry, I’m not crying over the loss of funding for such nonsense.  Here is a real fact, if renewable energy was a money-making, self-sustaining idea, then someone would be doing it.

Jefferson once said: “Only a lie requires the support of Government.  The truth stands on its own.”  I believe that this holds true in business as well as people.

Now for the rest of his dubious claims of benefits of Government handouts.  One thing I’ve learned about the left is the always fail to learn the lesson of Adam Smith.  If you flood the market with college degrees you cheapen the worth of that degree.  Kids out of college make less now in start out pay than they did 30 years ago.  It’s called supply and demand.  If  you put more degrees out there you create a buyers market and they get to name the price.

It wasn’t so long ago that McDonald’s was paying well above minimum wage because unemployment was under 5%.  No people out of work makes it hard to find people to work for the lowest available salary.  That’s not so true today.

Head Start; we’ve known for years that head start isn’t actually a beneficial educational program.  Any small gain is gone in just a year or so when you compare them to kids who haven’t attended the program.  Let’s call it what it is, a social program that allows Mothers to have the kids looked after while they can do other things.  It’s an expensive Tax supported baby sitting program.

Hoyer goes on then to tries to repeat the lie that the more the Government spends the better off we become.  If that were true we’d be in the best shape of this Country since it’s inception since Obama has spent more money in his first three years than Bush did in his 8 years in Office.

As long as I am at it, let me now move on to something the President said the other day.  The President made the claim, and I am paraphrasing here, that this Country was never about what one person could do but what we could do together.  I have seldom heard a more inaccurate statement in my life uttered by a President.

An average reading and understanding of the Constitution and the debates that formed it would show to ANY average intelligent individual that the individual is exactly what this Country was designed around.  The Constitution isn’t an instrument of powers or a grant of rights.  It is a document of restraint, a curb against what the Government can do to an individual.

The President shows just what is wrong with liberal thinking, how it interferes with the grand design of the Founders.   The Constitution shows what the Founders knew to be fact, that even with the best intent Government is corrupt and too much Government is absolutely corrupt.

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

B.F.D.

March 27, 2012 by

I think there has been exactly 2 times that I have agreed with VP Biden.  The first time was when he said, then, Candidate Obama was not qualified to be President.  The second was when he said ACA, Obamacare, was a Big F***ing Deal.

I know I agreed with the first time and he was proven correct.  He is also correct that Obamacare is a Big Deal.  Any time the Congress willfully, without regard to those who placed them in office, violates the Constitution and shoves such an unpopular concept down the throat of free Americans, it is a big deal.

What seems to be lost on many is the entire scope of power we would be handing over to the Federal Government.  The individual mandate forces an individual to purchase a product because it affects the whole of the body.  First off, if the Federal Government hadn’t unconstitutionally inserted itself into health care via a  couple of social programs then they wouldn’t be part of the problem in the cost of said health care.

But where does that end?  If the Government can force you to be part of commerce, what happens the next time government motors starts to go belly up again?  What’s to stop them from forcing you to buy a new car, let’s say, every 5 years?    Ridiculous you say?  They could argue the obvious need for the individual to support the commerce of the auto industry.  They can also argue the EPA emissions standards would or could be tightened to improve air quality and lessen reliance of foreign oil.

Or order everyone into electric cars.  Start a whole new infrastructure “shovel ready” job to install not only charging stations but we could go back to transport like electric trolleys.  We could just install electric pick ups for the car to contact and a meter would measure usage.

They could use the same argument for electric appliances. Every 5 years they become more energy efficient, so for the good of the environment and the Country as a whole, new fridges for all, need it or not, want it or not.  Sounds a bit far out?  I’m willing to bet if you asked people 70 years if Social Security was going to be the whole of many’s retirement plan, they would have laughed at you.

As they all “Knew” Social Security was nothing more than a slight supplement to your own retirement plan or package.  The Government gave away to untold millions of extra collected funds and “borrowed” the rest of tax dollars to the point where the system is just about broke.  And they want to run almost 20% of the US economy?

As far as Social Security goes the current case in  SCOTUS exhibits many of the same tactics used in Social Security.  While the Democrats publicly were claiming it wasn’t a tax, it would be untouchable by Congress because it would  be held in its own individual account, while the Government’s lawyers argued the opposite in court.

It only took one term of office for a new President to begin expanding Social Security’s mandate.  It’s been off to the races ever since.

Before you dismiss me as merely paranoid think on this.  Name a single tax or program the Federal Government runs that is either smaller in size or budget than it was 20 years.  Bet you can’t name 5.

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

Liberal Almost “Logic”

March 23, 2012 by

Before I really get into things here we have to start with a certainty.  Th. Jefferson spelled it out most correctly when he said the natural inclination of Government is to grow/expand.  Hard to contest that logic given the over 200 years of drifting away from the original intent of a limited Government with specific enumerated powers.

Nary a one of us could fail to come up with numerous examples of Government Programs that started, (no doubt), with good intentions but just bloomed into monsters that they could not only no longer control, but would cost members of Congress their seat should they attempt to end the program.

Just a few examples.  The 16th Amendment’s original intent, (if we are to believe the originators) was a temporary fix to pay for the cost of World War 1.  Either that war cost one hell of a lot more than I thought, or they are still just stealing money from our paychecks that the Founders believed was our property.

The phone luxury tax was to pay for the Spanish-American War.  That stayed on the books for over 100 years.  Again, either that War cost one hell of a lot more than we thought, (the average solider only made $30 a month then), or there is a heck of a lot of shuck and jive happening there.

The National Park ‘System now controls approximately 35% of the best land in the Country.  Prime land that we are “allowed” to use if we obey the Government’s rules for it’s use.

Social Security, an obviously unconstitutional program, (while FDR told the Country one thing, his lawyers argued the opposite in SCOTUS), that was to supplement your retirement savings.  It WAS NOT suppose to be your retirement program, the Federal Government did everything in its power to make you feel that it could be though.  Hence as the life span of individual’s increased as it had over the previous decades, the program was at some point going to flat-line and then start running in the red.

Most people don’t understand the basis of the program at its inception.  The average blue-collar American only lived to be 59 years old back then.  So why do you think the retirement age was set at 65?  Because the Government wanted you to have a great and easy retirement?  The people who were most likely to live longer than 60 were people who had money that didn’t really need the Government’s help after they retired.

Today Social Security gives money to kids, illegal immigrants and even Congress doesn’t know who all else.  A not bad idea, though unconstitutional, gone out of control.

Here’s the bottom line: “Politicians” are looking to keep their cushy jobs.  I know I’d like to have job with the pay they get and the bennies they receive.  It’s only natural for people to want to get something for nothing.  Normal people aren’t going to ask to pay more for something, they want it for less or better, for free.

Very few people think about the fact that nothing is for free.  Someone is paying for the “free” health care you are getting.  Someone is paying for that visit to the ER for the kids runny nose.  It isn’t you, so why should you care?

So here is the “FAIR” logic of the liberals:P

If you are young you should pay for the health care of those older.  Since you don’t really need health care, for the most part, you will some day need it and your kids will pay for yours.

If you are paying 4 or 5 thousand a year for coverage, you can stop and pay the 2,000 fine.  Who pays the other half?  Yep.

Name me a single time that the Government got involved in any program and the expenditures of said program decreased, (barring the military which “peace dividends” always end up costing us more in the long run).

While the Constitution sets guidelines on the power of Government, on the limits on the scope of its power the job of politicians is to make you believe that you can’t survive without the Government or what it “does” for you or what it gives you.

In the end, the ONLY job of the Government is to protect our God-given rights, not stomp on them as has been done with our permission  over the last century.  It has been said that we have met the enemy and it is us.  We have become the Constitution’s worse enemy, through our own negligence.

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

Motive

March 16, 2012 by

The press and media for the most part, we all understand, is still pulling for President Obama.  Fine, when we know that we can discount much of what they say.  Sort of like how we ignore the VP Joe Biden.

But there comes a point where we have to wonder what other things are going on that are ignored by the President’s backers.

Let’s take a few days ago and the President once again tried to insult the GOP Candidates about dropping the price of oil and drilling in this Country.  Paraphrasing he said I’ve created more supply than we’ve had in decades.  That isn’t going to drop the price of oil.

Now just yesterday word leaks out that some of the Strategic Reserve by both us and England, would be released.  In minutes the price of oil dropped by $2 a barrel and right away the President pushes down the report saying, hey wait, we were only TALKING about it.  We have no actual plans to do so at this time.

The result of that, oil shot right back up and even increased.  So much for the idea that more supply wouldn’t lower the price of gas.  Didn’t hear much about that in the National Papers did you?

Each part of the story was laid out, but no one I heard put all three parts together because it makes the President look clueless.

Here is the thing.  Fine, I get the President wants to push technology that isn’t ready and thinks using our tax dollars will hurry it along, (no matter how many times the investments fail) but let’s not be so blind that you cripple a majority of Americans and the very small gains made to recover our economy.

One last thing, I heard the President yesterday, I believe, saying that the right’s idea for energy has been drill for 30 years.  He leaves out that if we started drilling back then the left’s argument that it will take 10 years to get result would be moot.  As with any journey it begins with the first step.  So long as the left keeps us from drilling they maintain their major complaint as to why we can’t drill our way into lower gas prices.

Proving once again that history is not his strong suit.  More or less blasting President Rutherford Birchard Hayes as basically a “flat earther” saying he didn’t think the telephone was a practical invention.  First off those who follow the life and times of Rutherford B. Hayes dispute that he ever said such a thing.  Second off it seems the President doesn’t know that Hayes was a reformer, much like himself, who oversaw the 2nd industrial revolution and pulling the military out of the South after the War of Northern Aggression.

Here’s my thinking.  What Obama knew was ONLY that Rutherford B. Hayes was a Republican and that was enough for him to proclaim Hayes a stupid, backward “flat earther” just as he believes all of them are today.  “Clueless is as clueless does”

I would like to address the idea of candidates being “extreme”.  Take for as an indisputable fact that the Founders were extreme.  Common thinking was that man was not able to self-govern, (I might dispute that ability at times), and thus was born our Republic.  My dispute comes with the proof that we less than 100 years later we are attacking sovereign States and pumping public funds into private industry and a staggering amount of control and by-pass of the 10th Amendment of States rights.

One man’s extreme is another persons  return to normal, or in this case the Constitution.  Our Government was designed for an individual and his self-reliance, not for the individual to be controlled and ordered to buy things or obey dictates outside his beliefs.

At some point, if we are to survive, we must return to that way of thinking.  Return to that “extreme” type of thinking.

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”

Making a List

March 2, 2012 by

Sometimes I think that either the Country has lost is collective mind or I have just lost touch.  I know I haven’t changed all that much over the last few years, but it seems that the rest of the Country has moved off someplace unknown to logic.

As of this writing the President is still sporting an approval rating of 48%.  So I have to ask; “Are you people insane”?  Let’s take a look at the list of “accomplishments” :

1.  Gas Prices are up by almost 100%.

2.  Unemployment is up over 8%, (it was around 7% when he took Office).

3.  Healthcare cost are up.

4.  Iraq is falling apart, (though he pulled out according to a Bush agreement, though Bush’s plan also allowed for conditions on the ground), after pulling out troops to advance his campaign promise.

5.  Afghanistan isn’t looking to good either.

6.  Three years and he can’t get the Senate to pass a budget, and his get voted down without a supporting vote from his own Party.

7.  National debt is now over 15 Trillion with no chance or plan on how to pay it off.

8.  The Military is being downgraded, (Military families are looking forward to paying hundreds of dollars more for their healthcare due to cutbacks).

Although eight is enough there is so much more.  Israel is rightfully concerned about how much of our support they have.  Iran is supposed to be close to building a bomb and the President is picking and choosing who’s civil unrest to drop bombs on and who’s not to.

No one is talking about the massive tax increase we are about to experience right after the election.  And we will experience it because there is no way after the election Congress can get it together to fix it to do otherwise and there is no way the President is going to do anything other than let it increase.  It’s all part of his plan to radically change the way America works.

The President wants to FORCE Catholics to provide infanticide options and pay for them.  By the way– Notice that it’s a headline issue now but the talking points has turned into banning women’s “reproductive rights”.  I guess if you  have the crap above behind you , it’s time to change the real issues.

Speaking of by-the-by’s did you know according to this administration you are privileged to live in the United States?   Just to save you the trouble of looking it up, is privilege; a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor”.  The emphasis is mine and points to the trouble I have with the statement made by Turbo Tax Timmy.

Last week Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that the “most fortunate Americans” should pay more in taxes for the “privilege of being an American.”  I always marvel at how the left changes its opinion on what being an American is.  In this case it’s a privilege, other times it’s an accident of birth, meaning we are not in any way a special people.

But back to the privilege part.  My rip with the statement other than being false on all fronts are this; 1.  Oppressive progressive taxes are a foundation of Communism.  2.  Hard working people who do well aren’t “fortunate” nor are those who are born wealthy.  They are simply wealthy.   3.  ANY privilege can be taken away BECAUSE a privilege is GRANTED.

If you were born in this Country, or legally migrated here, you are automatically fortunate.  This is one of the few places in the entire world that you can move your station in life by either hard work or a great idea.  But along comes this Administration and all of a sudden they GRANT you the privilege of being American.  Dangerous thinking indeed.

Sen. Olympia Snowe, R(INO @Large)-Maine, has finally determined that the Senate doesn’t work the way the Founders envisioned it.  After years of misrepresenting the GOP she is now calling it quits.  Let me inform you Ma’am, that the Senate quit being what the Founders envisioned after the passage of the 17th Amendment.

The actual function of the Senate was to be the State’s representative in the Federal Government.  Once the 17th Amendment was ratified it became a 6 year term of the House.  Instead of representing the State they pandered to the people in order to be reelected.

One would think that it would have taken somewhat less than 20 years to figure that out.

 

chas
“Tyranny elected is tyranny none the less”