Monthly Archives: October 2011

America, Take The Car Keys From Obama

The current White House occupant just loves to use the old “Republicans drove the economy into a ditch” analogy. Clever, memorable, and completely false. The truth is, thanks to the effects of current as well as the cumulative effects of ”progressive” economic and social engineering policies, America’s economy is on a steep downgrade, tearing along at full speed without any brakes. At the end is a total smash-up.

While it’s tempting to launch into an extended point by point dissertation dispelling the steady stream of sewage spewing forth from the oral orifice of the pathological liar in thief, you probably don’t have 24 hours or more to devote to that endeavor. For a quick, comprehensive review of the “progressive” policies which led to the economic crisis of 2008, try here:

http://www.freedomworks.org/crisis

For emperor less than zero to constantly blame his political opposition for the state of America’s economy is, to put it politely, disingenuous. For him to continue erecting straw man arguments against them shows that the facts are not on his side. Does anyone with but one funtioning brain cell really buy it when he flatly states that his opposition wants dirty air, dirty water, and a wreckless laisse faire economy where heartless corporate villians and ruthless billionaires chew up the proletariat and spit them out? What does he think this is, Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”?

Does he have such high disregard for the perceptive intelligence of America’s electorate that he expects them to believe people don’t care about the living conditions bequeathed by them upon their own children? This is more than throwing political red meat to a cheering crowd of recent Marxist converts….I mean college students. This is, with malice of forethought, intentional misrepresentation of the views of his opponents in order to avoid discussing how and why his policies are abjectly failing.

What are the risks to America when one political Party has been co-opted by Marxist extremists who not only lie through their teeth at every available opportunity, but completely disregards one of the basic constructs of our Republic; protection of the minority’s voice?

It goes beyond important. It exceeds crucial. It’s more urgent than critical, key or pivotal. Even vital falls short of describing the need to remove the “progressive” cancer devouring America’s body politic and destroying her economy, security and moral fabric. The 2012 election is going to decide America’s direction for decades to come. Are you going to stand up for America, or throw her under the bus?

America, take the car keys from Obama.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/america-take-the-car-keys-from-obama/

Taxpayer $ Spent On Obama Memoir

Hillary R. Clinton’s State Department spent $70,000 of taxpayer money on books. So what?

Well, the State Department spent the money to buy copies of Obama’s 1995 Memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” If Obama earned 10% of the purchase, the normal rate, he made $7,000. The State Department is sending out copies as Christmas gratuities, and stocking “key libraries” around the world.

Here are some purchase examples:

  • The U.S. Embassy in Egypt spent $28,636 in August 2009 for copies of Obama’s memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed a separate order for the same book for more than $9,000.
  • The U.S. Embassy in South Korea spent more than $6,000 for copies of “Dreams From My Father.”
  • The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, spent more than $3,800 for hardcover copies of the Indonesian version of “The Audacity of Hope.”

A review of a federal database did not reveal any examples of State Department purchases of books by former Presidents George W. Bush or Bill Clinton. The purchases of Obama’s books mostly, but not always, took place in the months after Obama was elected president. BTW, it sure is nice to know what embassies have “key libraries.”   (said sarcastically)

“It’s inappropriate for U.S. taxpayer dollars to be spent on this,” Leslie Paige, the spokesman for Citizens Against Government Waste, said. “This sounds like propaganda.”

There was no indication that the White House knew about the purchases. Noel Clay, a spokesman from the State Department, said book purchases are common and often used “to engage key audiences in discussions of foreign policy.” “We also provide key library collections with books about the United States.”

IMHO, there are two things wrong here. First, WHY does any branch of the U.S. government need to make Barack H. Obama richer? Are we not spending enough on vacations to Martha’s Vineyard, trips to Spain and Hawaii, Canadian busses, and golf balls, just to specifically name a few items? Second, although the amount spent is relatively small, what other spending is the State Department undertaking? And what other surprises await us? BTW, I can find nothing about Obama placing his book earnings in a blind trust. Please let me know if you find something. But I did find this tidbit about Obama’s 2010 income of $1.72 million and about book sales.

But that’s just my opinion.

Loser of Election Sues – Has It Come To This?


Anyone can sue anyone, but this is ridiculous. Voters in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District did not reelect first term Democrat Steve Driehaus (D-OH). So, rather than leave office gracefully, he chose to sue! He filed a lawsuit against the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress. It has also been one of the most effective organizations involved in the fight to stop federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony List under a Ohio’s False Statement Law for “loss of livelihood.” Driehaus’s suit is breaking new legal ground, and may already be inhibiting political speech. It goes directly at the heart of our First Amendment protections, and criminalizes what is a difference of opinion. The Susan B. Anthony List’s characterization of Driehaus as unconcerned with protecting the pro-life stance is not unfounded. One cannot be mad at the facts. So, as long as the attacks are not outright lies, then they are protected under the First Amendment. Driehaus’ lawsuit has absolutely no claim on which to stand.

Driehaus first filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission, but he dropped the complaint in mid-November, 2010. He then filed a federal lawsuit. “I have chosen to proceed against the SBA List in federal court because the issue at stake goes beyond the purview of the Ohio Elections Commission,” Driehaus said. “As more and more interests are able to anonymously spend unlimited sums of money in attempts to defame public servants and influence our elections, it is imperative that groups such as the SBA List be held to account for their behavior. Lies have consequences.” There are many things said during political campaigns that subsequently prove untrue. What the Susan B. Anthony List said about pro-life Democrats, such as Driehaus, who gave Obama the votes he needed to pass healthcare just doesn’t happen to be one of them.

Driehaus claims that what the Susan B. Anthony List said in its public communications amounted to a malicious lie that contributed to his defeat. What is most amazing is that, rather than laugh the suit out of court, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black, an Obama appointee, is allowing it to go forward. And Judge Timothy Black is the former president and director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati. Why he doesn’t recuse himself from this case is a mystery. We can question Black’s ability to be impartial if he used to head up the local affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Association.

The Susan B. Anthony List must now pay an attorney to defend against this lawsuit. I think the time has come for the lawsuit loser to pay ALL court proceedings and reimburse the winner’s expenses. Further, why has the MSM has largely ignored this case.

But that’s just my opinion.

Christian Online Game Competes with Disney and Other Top Brands

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — When it launched BIGBibleTown.com last year, Third Day Games knew it would be facing some heavy competition. But after several months and thousands of kids playing, the response is confirming that the game is a competitive Christian alternative to secular juggernauts from the industry’s top brands.

There is no doubt that kids love video games. According to a recent study released by NPD*, over 91% of kids in the US play them. As kids’ interest in games has grown, so has the popularity of online games from top brands including Disney (Club Penguin) and Legos.com, with millions of kids playing these games for several hours each week.

BIGBibleTown.com is designed as a Christian alternative. This online game immerses elementary age children in scripture-based Bible adventures and includes all the features that make secular games so appealing to kids — a customizable virtual character, their own house that they can decorate, a virtual economy, and mini-games that kids play to earn virtual money. The compelling distinction with BIG Bible Town is that its 32 mini-games are interactive recreations of 32 Bible stories. So as kids have fun playing, they are learning these Bible stories and practicing Christian values.

According to Bobby Wells, CEO of Third Day Games, “Our goal is to capture a portion of video game playtime and repurpose it toward building Bible knowledge and Christian character in kids while they are young. To accomplish this, we knew the game had to be so much fun that it could go up against today’s popular games and compete for kids’ attention.

Rick Perry’s Tax Plan: The Big Lie

 2012 GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry unveiled a pro-growth tax plan yesterday that is based upon a flat tax of 20%. This plan contrasts with Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan in that is does not include a new sales tax. Big named conservatives are rallying around Governor Perry’s new tax plan, including Rush Limbaugh:

 “Rick Perry announced his tax plan today, which I’ll go on record as saying I, El Rushbo, think it is great. It’s fabulous. I like it. And the left is coming unhinged. We have just two examples. First from Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz, who was on MSNBC today, interviewed by the anchor Thomas Roberts, who said, “What is your reaction when you hear how Rick Perry is talking about President Obama and the fact that he says he’s only given big government schemes that have failed the American people?” And Shultz, ” My reaction to Rick Perry’s new-old plan is that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over ..blah blah blah.. how’s he going to pay for this?” To which Rush replies, ” Well, I just love this, because she’s talking about blowing a hole in the deficit, been there, done that, Ms. Schultz. You guys wrote the book on it. When it comes to paying for it, what in the world are you paying for? We are bankrupt because of your party, Ms. Schultz. What we are proposing here is solutions that will lead to economic growth, which will lead to more precious government revenues. In fact, the president of the Club for Growth, Chris Chocola, called Rick Perry’s new plan “massively pro-growth” in a statement today.”

Grover Norquist calls it a great step forward, and in a tweet said, “Perry’s flat tax has the classic lines of a Steve Jobs’ product. Seamless. ….and Steve Forbes likes it. I’ll take two.”

The Club for Growth’s Chris Chocola gave his nod of approval,  ” A Flat Tax like the one proposed by Perry would unleash years of economic growth if it is passed into law,” and then added, “Perry clearly understands that revitalizing the economy should start with a complete overhaul of a tax code that has nearly choked economic growth to death. Conservatives looking for a champion to carry the banner of a pro-growth tax reform will surely rally behind this bold proposal.”

The big lie about Governor Perry’s proposed “Cut Balance, and Growth”  tax plan;  “This plan will hurt the middle class of America while giving tax breaks to the rich.”

 Get used to that lie, because it will be repeated continuously from now until the GOP Presidential primary vote. Before the ink was even dry and Governor Perry’s tax plan was actually released, the DNC Chair was bashing it, as Rush explained yesterday in the above quotes.  Also of note is Mr. Chuck Marr of the far left propaganda outfit, Center on Budget and Policy Priorties, who stated, ” Flat tax proposals tend to be popular on a first blush basis but fall apart once people realize what the effects are,” he said. “There’s a superficial appeal, but when it comes out that middle-class people tend to lose big, it loses its popularity.” (emphasis mine)  And then we see the Obama administration setting the tone for the big lie with this:  In a campaign memo penned by policy director James Kvaal, “the most fortunate Americans would pay less while the middle class would pay a higher share.”

Governor Perry’s new tax reform plan is a bold step forward in addressing our nation’s problematic taxation policies that stifle economic growth in America. In his plan, concerning the “Middle Class” that Obama and the DNC will want you to believe is getting hurt by this plan, we see the following fact:  Perry’s plan also eliminates the death tax and taxes on social security payments, while maintaining deductions for mortgage interest, charitable giving and state and local taxes for families earning less than $500,000. It increases standard deductions to $12,500. It also gets rid of the long-tern capital gains tax.  Families earning under $500,000 will still be getting tax deductions across the board. Isn’t that the true middle class in America? How can that fact be misconstrued into meaning Governor Perry’s tax plan will be “hurting the middle class?”  More jobs created through Governor Perry’s pro-growth tax plan will mean more “middle class Americans” will be able to get back to work. When big government debt spending Liberals like Obama and Shultz try to say they are the champions of the working class, it must be considered to be very hypocritical when we see the fact that their policies of the past 5 years have led us into a historic period of stubbornly high unemployment. 20 million Americans are out of work or underemployed today. That fact speaks for itself.

 Beware of the big lie that Perry’s tax plan will hurt the middle class in America, as it will be heavily promoted by Obama, the DNC and possibly by Governor Perry’s opponents in the 2012 GOP Presidential primaries.

 

 

 

Herman Cain Speaks the Truth on Abortion

Herman Cain got into some hot water the other night on the Peirs Morgan show over his comments on abortion. Mr. Cain’s problem is one that I find quite refreshing, he tells the truth.

The truth about abortion, such as it is, is that ultimately it is the mother who will make that choice, just as Mr. Cain said. They were making it long before Roe v. Wade, and they will make it long after Roe v. Wade is overturned, if it ever is.

The context of Mr. Morgan’s question was, to this author’s hearing, under current law. He asked Mr. Cain what he would do if his granddaughter was the victim of a rape and had become pregnant. Mr. Cain replied that the choice was ultimately up to the family involved.

Cain released a statement the following day in which he said “As to my political policy view on abortion, I am 100% pro-life. End of story. I will appoint judges who understand the original intent of the Constitution. Judges who are committed to the rule of law know that the Constitution contains no right to take the life of unborn children.

I will oppose government funding of abortion. I will veto any legislation that contains funds for Planned Parenthood. I will do everything that a President can do, consistent with his constitutional role, to advance the culture of life.”

In truth, the only choice the government can make about abortion is whether it is done safely and legally, or in a back alley as it was before the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. If the other candidates don’t understand that it is because they believe in a fantasy land where the law is universally obeyed. It would be nice if that were the case, but to see the reality, one only needs to look at how successful we have been in the war on drugs. The ultimate choice to take illegal drugs still lies with the individual.

It is extremely refreshing to have a candidate who understands the real world, and how it works. It is refreshing to hear him speak honestly about that world. The crowd inside the beltway seems to lack Cain’s insight, and the result is that they pass law after law with horrendous unintended consequences and seem utterly unable to see it. Herman Cain is a real man for a real America.

Rick Perry Releases New Ad: Creating Jobs

It didn’t pass the wife test and she keeps hoping Rick’s going to come out with something to change the game. For her – this wasn’t it.

It’s a position ad and one that only talks about one thing – energy jobs. The challenge may be that while this helps Texas and the Gulf coast – what about non-oil producing states?

Will Iraq Be Obama's Gift To Iran?

What Happened and WHY It Happened

President Barack Obama announced Friday, October 21, 2011, that the remaining thirty-nine thousand troops will leave Iraq at the end of the year. But, again, the MSM did not report on WHY Obama is withdrawing troops. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made clear that it was Iraq who refused to let the U.S. military remain under America’s terms. “When the Americans asked for [troop] immunity, the Iraqi side answered that it was not possible.” Maliki, a Shiite, has the political backing of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr‘s forty representatives in Iraq’s parliament who have demanded all U.S. troops leave. Maliki knows his partnership with Sadr has been blessed by Iran, and that making a deal with Iraqiya would lose the Sadrists, enrage Iran, and risk the possibility of eventual betrayal by Iraqiya.

The Obama administration insisted that the Iraqi Council of Representatives endorse the troop immunity deal, a political impossibility. So, Obama, after Iraq’s prime minister said “no” to America, announced that the Iraq war was over and that troops will be leaving by year’s end. Deputy National Security Advisor Dennis McDonough said Iraq is “secure, stable, and self-reliant.” It is none of these things. Its government is not capable of defending itself from Iran in the air or on the ground. Iraq does not possess a ready and equipped air force, or an effective intelligence apparatus.

The Obama administration, BTW, is talking out of both sides of its mouth on Iraq. It says the withdrawal is one of President Obama’s campaign promises, It also says that this is all the Iraqis’ fault, that Obama wanted to maintain troops on the ground after 2011, but the Iraqis wouldn’t accede to his wishes.

Handing Iraq To Iran

The U.S. is handing the Iranians a goal they have sought for years, to remove us from Iraq so Iran can increase its influence for its ends. It once seemed that Iraq could be a strategic ally and base for our influence in the Middle East, but it now may become both things for Iran. Iran’s militias were already active in Iraq. Now, it can use Iraq for bases for its proxy forces to spread its influence to the rest of the Persian Gulf. Political decisions will begin to go more and more Iran’s way as Iraq’s and Iran’s Shiite majority will continue to influence politics. The Iraqi government is quite sectarian, favoring the Shiites, and has thrown itself toward Shiite Iran. Indeed, even Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is Shiite.

U.S. troops withdrawal will most hurt Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Force. The Counter-Terrorism Force benefited from a long-standing partnership with U.S. special forces. For al-Qaeda-inspired groups or Shiite extremists wishing to destabilize the Iraqi government, Iraq’s loss of such training is indeed welcomed.

What Do Iraqis Think?

Seventy Three percent of Iraqis said they believe it is likely Iran will act aggressively after U.S. troops leave. Fifty One percent said they believe the security situation within Iraq will get worse when the U.S. forces leave. Thirty One percent said they were confident Iraqi forces could protect the Iraqi population from terrorist attacks. The survey, conducted by YouGov-Cambridge, interviewed 505 Iraqis from July 12-27, 2011.

What Does Hillary Clinton Think?

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Iran not to view the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq as an opportunity to try to build its influence in the country. “No one, most particularly Iran, should miscalculate about our continuing commitment to and with the Iraqis going forward,” said Clinton. As American troops prepare to leave Iraq, Clinton issued a warning to Iran, saying the U.S. will continue to have a presence in the region to assist Iraq as a “partner country” into the future.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responded, “I think this is going to be a very good idea, and we should have done it sooner, maybe seven or eight years ago, and they would avoid killing so many Iraqi people or Americans, as well. I think they should have done it much earlier.” Ahmadinejad stated that “the government of Iraq, the parliament, we have a very good relationship with all of them … and we have deepened our ties day by day.”

What Does the Military Say?

Gen. Lloyd Austin, U.S. Commander in Iraq, says that without a secure, orderly transition, U.S. successes have been put at risk. Politics does not tolerate a vacuum. Iran’s ability to meddle in Iraqi politics has soared with the announced U.S. withdrawal.

U.S. commanders in Iraq say they believe Iraqi security forces have been trained well enough to defend the country against external threats, but continuing sectarian violence and the threat of Iranian intervention raises questions about the future stability of Iraq.

Obama-Emperor Less Than Zero’s Open Deceit

The current White House occupant is spending taxpayer money (again) flying around the country going to fundraisers (again) extrapolating on his 2012 re-election strategy to blame Republicans for the failure of policies implemented by himself, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi (again). Now he’s going around a “do nothing Congress” (see the U.S. Senate, controlled by “progressive” Democrats) via Executive Order (again).

Never mind that when emperor less than zero was a State and/or U.S. Senator, ruling by decree was a gianormous NO NO. Now that he (a self imagined and self appointed member of the intellectual elite) is in charge instead of that dumb cowboy from Texas, it’s suddenly OK to circumvent the U.S. Constitution and rule by executive fiat ( 97 and counting as of October 6, 2011).

Hey “emperor”, this isn’t the Kenyan banana republic from your father’s dreams. This is the United States of America. While it’s painfully obvious to anyone who’s paying attention that the only reason a devout Communist like yourself studied the Constitution was to figure out how to work around it, you might want to re-read it. If you do, be sure to notice that the document begins with the words “We The People”, not Me The President. You seem to have somehow missed that tiny little detail. Congress writes the laws. The Executive Branch executes them. Or is that just too simple for your brilliant mind?

Emperor less than zero’s open deceit is, shall we say, “less than presidential”?

Take heart America. November 2012 rapidly approaches. While it’s true that we must take nothing for granted, the 2010 mid-term election results give reason for optimism. With the exception of fringe extremists in “progressive” States, the Tea Party (formerly known as the Silent Majority) outnumbers and surrounds the radicals. As long as We The People stick together, emperor less than zero is going down.

Voting this openly anti-American dictator wannabe out of office is your Patriotic duty.

In the words of a Democratic President elected before “progressives” co-opted his Party: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/obama-emperor-less-than-zeros-open-deceit/

Florida Drug Users on Welfare Protected Against Illegal Search and Seizure?

A Federal Judge has temporarily banned drug tests for welfare recipients seeking to “cash in” on the backs of taxpayers in Florida on the basis of Constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure.   

Federal Judge Mary Scriven imposed the temporary ban basically because, in her ruling, she said that the court needs time to determine if the law violates the Constitutional ban on unreasonable search and seizure. Is this some kind of perverted joke? I ask this because I just read an article where the TSA is in fact illegally stopping motorists and searching their cars in a new program DHS likes to call VIPR. 2012 GOP Presidential candidate and current Texas Congressman Ron Paul went on the record stating his objections to the latest set of DHS laws rules in an op-ed from tennesseenewspress.com titled, TSA Releases VIPR Venom on Tennessee Highways .

 

If you thought the “Transportation Security Administration” would limit itself to conducting unconstitutional searches at airports, think again. The agency intends to assert jurisdiction over our nation’s highways, waterways, and railroads as well. TSA launched a new campaign of random checkpoints on Tennessee highways last week, complete with a sinister military-style acronym–VIP(E)R—as a name for the program.

Here[once again] we see a Federal Judge intervening with Florida State law to protect welfare recipients from the [supposedly] illegal search and seizure of a drug test that was enacted simply to ensure the working taxpayers are not funding welfare recipient’s drug habits. Meanwhile, the TSA can fondle citizens private parts at the airport and stop citizens and search their vehicles on any highway in the U.S. with no valid reason.  Ron Paul summed up the new TSA VIPR program pretty well at the end of his op-ed:

 

Disarming the highways and filling them full of jack-booted thugs demanding to see our papers is no way to make them safer. Instead, it is a great way to expand government surveillance powers and tighten the noose around our liberties. (emphasis mine)

 

For those of you naive enough to think Florida welfare recipients are not using illegal drugs, I point to the following facts of the past few months when the law was being enforced: Since the law went into effect in mid-July, over 7,000 applicants have taken and passed the drug test, 32 took the test and failed and approximately 1,600 have refused to the test.  Applicants do not have to say why they refused, but their refusal will block them from receiving the government benefits.  If you are caught operating a motor vehicle in most states while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and refuse to take the sobriety test or submit to a blood test, your drivers license is automatically suspended. Of course, the government makes a huge profit in fines and DUI school in order for you to get your license back,( from the actual working class citizens) while the welfare class doesn’t have any earned money to take from them. ( nor are they paying their fair share in taxes)  If a person was in need of real help in the form of a welfare cash payment in Florida, they simply would have no problem proving that the cash would go towards food or shelter and not dope. Unless of course they are already on dope, and can’t hold down a steady job because of it, therefore they demand that other people support them and their habit. This is the very definitive crux of this problem.

The champion of the welfare class, the ACLU started this whole disgusting federal intervention into Florida’s right to drug test welfare recipients by filing the lawsuit in the first place. Isn’t it weird beyond comprehension on how the ACLU can sit by and allow the TSA to unconstitutionally stick their hands down American citizen’s pants at the airport and also approve of the TSA jack-booted thugs use of the VIPR  illegal automobile searches of American citizens simply traveling from one town to another? Actually, it all doesn’t seem too strange when we consider the idea that the ACLU and the DHS and the TSA are obviously doing the Obama administration’s bidding today.

 Here is serious a tip for our readers :  When traveling across state lines or any other time when in your vehicle, be sure to follow all local, state and federal laws about carrying your second amendment allowed guns with you in your car. What better way for the anti-gun Liberal jack-booted thugs from the TSA to start taking away your right to bear arms through the illegal searches being conducted under the new TSA VIPR program.

 

2012 just can’t get here fast enough!

 

Wall Street Occupiers Get a Haircut

The Occupy Wall Street gang are cleaning themselves up!  Well, not really.   A group of barbers who were apparently born without a sense of irony has volunteered to give free haircuts .  On Monday afternoon, six barbers set up chairs along Broadway in NYC.  Each barber wore a shirt with the name of a large corporation on it.  The gesture was meant to reflect a popular banking term called “taking a haircut”, which refers to adjusting a mortgage.  Group representative Michael Kink says Wall Street bankers are happy to “take a haircut” on the top 1%, but they need to rescue the economy by offering to do the same for the other 99% of Americans.

Now if only someone could come up with a clever banking term about taking a shower.