Steaming Load of the Week
Steaming Load Award: Comrade Hillary blames USA for Mexico’s raging drug gang violence.
Mexico is, by any objective standard, a very dangerous place to visit. It was never a veritable Eden, but recent events have it looking like a the kind of place only the Taliban could love. It’s hell on Earth and getting worse with each passing day, as Mexico devolves into utter chaos.
What happened down there? The facts speak for themselves. Due to this economic meltdown, the market for the drugs the Mexican gangs are pouring into America is decreasing. The weed and other drugs aren’t selling the way they did a year or two ago. As a result of this shrinking market, profits are down. Since that won’t be tolerated, the gangs are doing what needs to be done: eliminate their competition to grab a bigger piece of this dwindling American drug pie. Dog eat dog, sums it up nicely.
Eager to exploit this disaster, for his own political ends, Messiah Barry has his minions shoving it closer to the front burner. One of their first forays involves sending Comrade Hillary to Mexico to confer with what passes for a government south of the border. Determined to get off on the right foot, Comrade Hillary set the 'approved by Messiah Barry' tone, by putting ALL the blame for the Mexican drug wars on AMERICANS.
* American drug users caused the problems by importing their drugs from Mexico, instead of using home grown banned substances.
* American gun manufacturers and sales outlets in the Southwest exacerbated the problem by making and selling guns to Mexican nationals who take them ‘home’ with them.
That’s right, PIGsters, in Messiah Barry’s region of the Twilight Zone, America OPPRESSED peace-loving, hard working, Mexican fuzzballs into acting out their rage. Somehow, the only patriotic way for Americans to atone is to scuttle the Second Amendment, and start smoking more weed, the primary cash crop transported by the drug gangs.
As much as I’d like to help Messiah Barry with this one, I don’t see how turning in Old Betsy and Big Bang, then smoking more weed to help me get over that painful goodbye, is going to solve this problem. Maybe, I’d change my attitude if Comrade Hillary could explain how shutting off the flow of American firearms into Mexico will stop Mexican asshats from BEHEADING their enemies.
This sideshow is a load of neo-Marxist bull crap. It’s just an excuse to flush the Second Amendment down the crapper. Over my dead body, Dumbo-eared Sparky. I have a better idea.
First, we flush Messiah Barry, Comrade Hillary and all the other Marxist bastards down the crapper.
As soon as that’s done, we nuke the Mexican drug gang’s profits by repealing our weed-banning laws.
Finally, we put some heavily armed Americans on the border and keep them there, while the Mexican drug punks kill each other off.
It was Mexicans, not Americans, who created this circle of hell, so it’s only fair that they burn in it..
Perpetrated by: Hambo
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
From ALIPAC --
Critics, outraged that she is living in taxpayer-funded public housing while thousands of citizens and legal immigrants are on waiting lists, are scrutinizing the case for political favoritism. Others caution that she may have legitimate grounds to stay in the United States.
"The case is unusual in American history because it's a relative of the president involved in immigration matters," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies. "It really does present the White House with an opportunity or a minefield. If they follow through on a decision that she should go home, that would actually raise the president's credibility enormously on immigration enforcement."
Obama has said that he has not had any involvement in the case and that it should run its ordinary course, White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said.
Onyango's fate will play out behind closed doors before Judge Leonard Shapiro in Boston. Onyango's lawyer, Margaret Wong of Ohio, successfully argued to reopen her case in December and have the proceedings closed to the public, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees immigration courts.
It should be noted that between 2002 to 2007, Judge Shapiro has turned down 68% of asylum requests. Anybody want to bet this case falls into the 32% that were granted asylum?
From The Sisyphus Files
Many modern liberals like to openly discuss their altruism. Garrison Keillor explains that “I am liberal and liberalism is the politics of kindness.” But it rarely seems to turn into acts of kindness, especially when it comes to making charitable donations.
Consider the case of Andrew Cuomo, current New York Attorney General and advocate for the homeless. He has, according to his website, “compassion toward the most vulnerable of us.” [...]
But that advocacy should not be confused with actually giving to the less fortunate. Cuomo was a homeless advocate throughout the 1990s, but according to his own tax returns he made no charitable contributions between 1996 and 1999. In 2000 he donated a whopping $2,750. In 2004 and 2005, Cuomo had more than $1.5 million in adjusted gross income but gave a paltry $2,000 to charity.
Cuomo made no charitable contributions in 2003, when his income was a bit less than $300,000.
[...] Barack Obama has a rather poor track record when it comes to charitable contributions. He consistently gave 1 percent of his income to charity. In his most charitable year, 2005, he earned $1.7 million (two and a half times what George W. Bush earned) but gave about the same dollar amount as the President.
The last two Democratic Party nominees for President have come up short on the charity scale. Al Gore has been famously stingy when it comes to actually giving his own money to charities. In 1998 he was embarrassed when his tax returns revealed that he gave just $353 to charity.
Gore’s office initially defended the action, claiming that the Gores had often given “food and clothing to the homeless.” But when no one showed up in cast-off clothes, Gore’s spokesman Chris Lehane offered a typical “friend of Goodness” response saying that you could only “truly judge a person’s commitment to helping others” you needed to see “what they have done with their lives.” In other words, politics was charity work.
Senator John Kerry likewise has a poor record. In 1995 he gave zero to charity, but did spend $500,000 to buy a half stake in a seventeenth century painting. In 1993, he gave $175 to the needy. Later, of course, Kerry married the rich widow Theresa Heinz, and today is active in charitable causes using the Heinz foundation as his vehicle.
Senator Ted Kennedy has clearly relished his role over the years as a liberal Robin Hood. He once told Al Hunt of the Wall Street Journal, “I come from an advantaged life, and I’ll be goddamned if I’m going to get re-elected to the U.S. Senate by taking food out of the mouths of needy children.” But this should not be confused with Senator Kennedy actually giving much money to needy children.
Kennedy’s tax returns are obviously a closely guarded secret. But when he chose to run for President in the 1970s, he released some of them. With a net worth of more than $8 million in the early 1970s and an income of $461,444 from a series of family trusts, Senator Robin Hood gave barely 1 percent of his income to charity. The sum is about as much as Kennedy claimed as a write-off on his fifty-foot sailing sloop Curragh.
Robert Reich, once Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor and now a professor at Berkeley, has been outspoken about how greedy conservatives are. Conservatives believe in “reviving social Darwinism” and because of conservatives, “America has placed too high a value on selfishness.”
But when he ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002, he was all but forced to release his tax returns. It’s not a pretty picture. Reich’s 1040 reveals an income of more than $1 million, much of it giving speeches to corporations and universities for up to $40,000 a pop. He contributed just $2,714 to charity, or .2 percent of his income — note the decimal — and not all of that was cash. Part of it was the value of a donation of a used drum set to an organization called City of Peace.
Jesse Jackson has often claimed that he operates from a “liberal spirit of compassion and love” while conservatives are “heartless and uncaring toward the silent poor.” But according to his publicly-released tax returns, he regularly donates less than 1 percent to charity.
Jackson and his family have also established a charitable foundation called the Jackson Foundation to support the underprivileged. According to tax records, the foundation board is controlled by family members and they receive large contributions from corporations. In 2004, for example, they collected $964,000 from corporations like McDonald’s, Anheuser-Busch, and GMAC.
When asked on the tax form to described “direct charitable activities,” the foundation responded: “none.” From the close to million dollars collected, they gave away only $46,000 to a couple of colleges. The Jackson Foundation spent nearly twice that amount — $84,172 — on a “gala celebration” in honor of — you guessed it — Jesse Jackson.
NOR IS THIS liberal tightfistedness anything new. The greatest liberal icon of the 20th Century is Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is regarded by many on the left as the personification of charity and compassion, but FDR actually has a slim record when it comes to giving to charity.
Roosevelt had an average income of $93,000 ($1.3 million in today’s dollars) but gave away about 3 percent of his income to charity. In 1935, during the height of the Great Depression, when people really could have used it, he donated just 2 percent.
This evidence of liberal hypocrisy is damning enough, but what really amazes is how poorly these liberals do in comparison to so-called “heartless conservatives.” President Ronald Reagan, for instance, was often called heartless and callous by liberals. Unlike Roosevelt or JFK, Reagan was not a wealthy man when he became president. He had no family trust or investment portfolio to fall back on.
And yet, according to his tax returns, Reagan donated more than four times more to charity — both in terms of actual money and on a percentage basis — than Senator Ted Kennedy. And he gave more to charities with less income than FDR did. In 1985, for example, he gave away 6 percent of his income.
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have continued this Reagan record. During the early 1990s, George W. Bush regularly gave away more than 10 percent of his income. In 2005, Vice President Dick Cheney gave away 77 percent of his income to charity. He was actually criticized by some liberal bloggers for this, who claimed he was getting too much of a tax deduction.
The main point of liberal compassion appears to be making liberals feel good about their superior virtue. Such are the rewards of being a “friend of goodness.”
Much of McFauls behavior was emboldened by the fact that he never really faced a legitimate challenger and his antics were never highlighted by the Plain Dealer - the paper perfect for lining bird cages. While the Rag Dealer is trying to thump their chests over McFaul's resignation, I am pretty sure that they consistently handed him their endorsement in each election. So I figure they were sleeping all these years, completely incompetent, purposely turned a blind eye or a combination of the three....
Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald McFaul resigned Wednesday afternoon following three months of Plain Dealer stories that spawned a criminal investigation and detailed a wide range of misconduct in his office.
The resignation came about 30 minutes after the newspaper asked his office about the latest set of allegations: that he accepted birthday and Christmas cards stuffed with cash from employees. The 32-year sheriff cited failing health as the reason for his resignation, which will take effect April 1.
Since January, The Plain Dealer has published 17 stories about how McFaul operates his office. The stories documented his hiring and promoting practices, illegal fund raising and favoritism for friends and political allies. More...
Amazing, 17 stories in the last several months covering abuses dating back 32 years - now that is some effective reporting!?!?
I believe the one thing that accelerated McFailure's resignation was Republican Party of Cuyahoga County Chairman Rob Frost publicly challenging Rev. Strickland, our Governor, to remove McFaul from office. Once Frost delivered this kick in McFaul's bullets it quickly led to increased pressure on McFaul to McScoot.
But the cranky old thieving codger, or pipe fitter turned sheriff', describes his career best...
"I'm fast-witted but sometimes half-witted," he said recently.
McFaul wore a suit instead of a uniform. He was never armed. "I once carried a gun, and it kept pulling my pants down," he recounted.
Half-witted, nit-witted and pants at the ankles... sounds like he's describing the PD and many other elected officials in this area!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The tableau of Michelle Obama hoisting a pitchfork on Friday with her sinewy arms and warning that the commander in chief would be commandeered into yard work left me wondering if the wrong Obama is in the Oval.
It’s a time in America’s history where we need less smooth jazz and more martial brass.
Barack Obama prides himself on consensus, soothing warring sides into agreement. But the fury directed at the robber barons by the robbed blind in America has been getting hotter, not cooler. And that’s because the president and his Treasury secretary have been coddling the Wall Street elite, fretting that if they curtail executives’ pay and perks too much, if they make the negotiations with those who siphoned our 401(k)’s too tough, the spoiled Sherman McCoys will run away, the rescue plan will fail and the markets will wither. (Now that Mr. Obama has made $8,605,429 on his books — including $500,000 for letting his memoir be condensed into a kids’ book — maybe he’s lost touch with his hole-in-the-shoe, hole-in-the-Datsun, have-not roots.)
The shafters of the universe have been treated with such kid gloves that they remain obnoxiously oblivious. Vikram “Pandit the Bandit” at Citigroup, which received $50 billion in bailout money, is pulling a Thain, spending $10 million to renovate his Park Avenue offices, complete with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and premium millwork (whatever that is).
Fannie Mae, the mortgage finance behemoth that had $59 billion in losses last year when the government was forced to take it over, and since has asked for $15 billion in taxpayer money, brazenly intends to give $1 million apiece in retention bonuses to four top executives, even though the word retention in a depression is pure Ionesco. Freddie Mac, which has sought $45 billion in aid, has yet to disclose its planned bonuses.
Asked by Jay Leno why our loans to Wall Street haven’t trickled down to Main Street, President Obama conceded that the banks “haven’t started lending it yet.”
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who grew up as a Republican and was head of the New York Fed for five years, sees things from the point of view of that wellspring of masters of the universe, Goldman Sachs. (His Treasury chief of staff was a Goldman lobbyist, who fought then-Senator Obama’s attempt to curb executive compensation — just as Geithner has done within the administration.)
At the New York Fed, Geithner helped preside over the A.I.G. bailout in September. But in October, it was Andrew Cuomo, the New York attorney general, who had to threaten to sue unless A.I.G. canceled $160 million in planned expenses for conferences and a $600 million bonus pool.
Virtually unnoticed amid the bonus imbroglio was A.I.G.’s grudging disclosure that it had funneled $93 billion — more than half its federal money to date — to its high-flying insurees, including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and a group of European banks.
Goldman Sachs separately got $10 billion in bailout money last year, but recently asserted snootily that it’s doing well enough and doesn’t want our money because of the restrictions attached. Yet as Goldman sneers at the federal money at the front door, it’s taking delivery of billions in no-strings federal money through the back door. Can we taxpayers deduct the difference?
Our gift to Goldman demonstrates why the government’s headless and heedless bailout of A.I.G. is so wrong.
And why are we bailing out foreign banks, including a couple of French ones and UBS, a Swiss bank currently tussling with the I.R.S. because it refuses to hand over the names of thousands of U.S. tax-dodgers?
The issue is how much we must pay to preserve financial stability over all, not how much one company promised to pay. At this point, A.I.G. seems to be the only party paying face value on toxic derivatives.
Ed Liddy was put in charge of an essentially bankrupt company, but he never drove a hard bargain on bonuses or counterparty debts. He honored contracts made by an organization that had become a fraudulent scheme. He could have told the leeches inside the company and out that the world had utterly changed, so the contracts would too — as Michelle would say, “whether they like it or not.”
The Cleveland Tax Day Tea Party is part of the nationwide Tax Day Tea Parties. The American Family Association has joined the Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party event, naming theirs “Taxed Enough Already.”
As explained to Mr. Wanger, the Tea Party protests are against wasteful spending at the federal level and taxes being placed upon, or that will be placed upon citizens – BECAUSE of the absolutely ridiculous spending we have recently seen. The Tea Party event is NOT being held because of local taxes, but because of outlandish, uncontrollable and wasteful spending at the federal & state levels that will ultimately be paid for with our taxes, be it federal, state or local.
I am confident many of our local Mayors could find a laundry list of a lot better things to do in their communities with the millions, billions & trillions being spent on protecting field mice, studying grape genetics or bailing out irresponsible businesses.
Furthermore, the people working together on the Cleveland Tax Day Tea Party Protest are not part of or affiliated with any group. We are a group of citizens wishing to exercise our right to free speech as part of a nationwide movement. It was stressed numerous times that this event is a non-partisan event and, even though I am in the RPCC, and while they are aware of and support the event, they are not involved in the planning and/or staging of the event.
Some of the lefty bloggers have correctly pointed out that I am a member of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County. But they somehow missed that I am not above, be it locally, statewide or national, challenging our party leaders, poor candidates or feeble thoughts. A quick review of this blog will verify that.
You can pretty much say - I am not at the top of their Christmas card list and they would not shed a tear - if I was no longer involved. In fact, I'd best most would encourage it!
The location of Mall C was chosen first and foremost because of the available space. Originally planned for Public Square, due to the expected crowd we changed the location to minimize any negative impact it would cause on rush hour & pedestrian traffic. And yes, as pointed out in the article – Mall C will most likely be the location of the proposed MedMart, which will be funded by a sales tax forced on consumers in Cuyahoga County. But, it was repeatedly stressed numerous times throughout the conversation with Mr. Wanger, that this non-partisan event is being staged by private citizens – again, as a platform against WASTEFUL SPENDING.
Lastly, but surely not the least important, it was stressed that we were in the process of dealing with the City of Cleveland regarding the usage permit. That at this point in time we have requested that Mayor Jackson waive the $500 fee as a way of showing support for this event against wasteful spending. We are expecting to hear back from the City of Cleveland today on if they will allow us to pay the $100 fee or if they will forcefully impose a $500 fee on private citizens wanting to use public property.
I also requested that Mr. Wanger please note that the City of Cleveland (Special Events Dept.) has been highly professional, very friendly and more than accommodating in helping us private citizens wade through this process.
In closing, while we are again thankful for Mr. Wanger’s article, we would be remiss in not making the above clarifications and allowing this event to be portrayed as an event against Cleveland.
Monday, March 23, 2009
From WND --
Two more studies – one by the Leibniz Institute of Marine Science and the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology in Germany and another by the University of Wisconsin – predict a slowing, or even a reversal of warming, for at least the next 10 to 20 years.
The Arctic sea ice has grown more on a percentage basis this winter than it has since 1979. The number of polar bears has risen 25 percent in the past decade. There are 15,000 of them in the Arctic now, where 10 years ago there were 12,000.
"The most recent global warming that began in 1977 is over, and the Earth has entered a new phase of global cooling," says Don Easterbrook, professor of geology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, confidently. He maintains a switch in Pacific Ocean currents "assures about three decades of global cooling. New solar data showing unusual absence of sun spots and changes in the sun’s magnetic field suggest ... the present episode of global cooling may be more severe than the cooling of 1945 to 1977."
Climatologist Joe D’Aleo of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, says new data "show that in five of the last seven decades since World War II, including this one, global temperatures have cooled while carbon dioxide has continued to rise."
"The data suggest cooling not warming in Earth's future," he says.
Though not widely publicized, it has been established that the excessive hot air being belched by Dodd, Barack OBlowhard, Geithner and the other lying windbags in D.C. is contributing to the rising temperatures of the American public!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
FROM THE FIRST BOOK OF DEMOCRATObama Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want.
He Leadeth Me Beside Still Factories.
He Restoreth My Faith In The Republican Party.He Guideth Me In The Path Of Unemployment.Yea, Though I Walk Through The Valley Of The Bread Line, I Shall Not Go Hungry.
Obama Has Annointed My Income With Taxes,My Expenses Runneth Over My Income.
Surely, Poverty And Hard Living Will
Follow Me All The Days Of My Life.
From Hence Forth We Will Live All The Days Of Our LivesIn A Rented Home With An Overseas Landlord.
But I Am Glad I Am An American, I Am Glad That I Am Free.
But I Wish I Was A Dog And Obama A Tree.Amen
Now, North Korea is upping the stakes in the new international game of, "let's see what the 'Teleprompter Twit' is made of" and has taken two U.S. journalists hostage...
From Global Security --
North Korea has confirmed reports via state-run media that it took two U.S. journalists into custody as Washington engages at the highest levels to resolve the situation diplomatically.
North Korea's official news agency issued a report Saturday saying the journalists were arrested on March 17 while "illegally intruding into the territory" of the country at its border with China.
Sources in contact with the two reporters prior to the incident say they are Chinese-American Laura Ling and Korean-American Euna Lee. They work for San Francisco-based Current TV, a network founded in part by former Vice President Al Gore. Both were apparently gathering video footage for a report on human rights abuses of North Korean refugees who cross into China.
As much as I would like to say - "Screw the Al 'The Energy Whore Gore reporters!" they are American. Nobody should be allowed to take and American hostage without paying a severe price - even if they are biased, liberal MSM hacks.
Many Americans are torn over whether Gitmo was legal, or even served a purpose in our overall War on Terror and many felt the money we have spent on the Iraq War should have been spent here on more socialized entitlement programs - while some feel the money and ultimate sacrifice of our soldiers was a down payment on ridding the world of muslim extremists.
I believe the one thing that can be agreed on is the enemy combatants being held at Gitmo are NOT American. If they weren't "Death to the US terrorists" when they were detained - they sure as hell do not like Americans or the USA now. That being said, one would have to question the wisdom of anyone thinking that the enemy combatants still in detention can be freed and integrated into our society - unless, of course, you are Attorney General "I'm a Dick" Holder.
Yes, you got it "I don't want to be blown up by a TNT vest wearing jihadikaze while I buy my lotto numbers" Sparky's, Handi-wipe Holder feels there is nothing wrong by allowing some of the jihadikazes at being held at Gitmo of becoming your new backyard BBQ neighbor...
Some of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners could be released into the United States while others could be put on trial in the American court system, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.
Holder told reporters at the Justice Department that the administration’s review, made on a case-by-case basis, would determine whether the prisoners need to be put on trial or whether they can be released.
“For those who are in that second category, who can be released, there are a variety of options that we have. Among them is the possibility that we could release them into this country,” he said.
While I'm sure this just thrills the terrorist coddling beast, Rosie O'Donnell, and may reunite Obama with some of his relatives, I am floored that Obama & his idiots do not see the danger in this! I mean can't someone put it on his teleprompter that muslim terrorists don't like Americans?
Not only is it bad enough that Holder wants to free some of these goat-screwing Jihadikazes into the American public so they can refill the ranks of sleeper cells - but they are going to extend the privilege of some being tried in our court system.
You can bet these enemy combatants will be praying for a judge like Cuyahoga County Judge Eileen A. Gallagher!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
One of the initial coordinators, Debby, was recently interviewed by the Star Beacon in Ashtabula...
To protest the stimulus, Dalton is helping organize and promote a Tax Day Tea Party from 4 to 6 p.m. April 15 at the Cleveland Public Square. The nationwide tea party day is sponsored by conservative grass-roots organizations in 150 cities and 49 states. The event will coincide with the federal income-tax filing deadline, according to www.taxdayteaparty.com
While Dalton said she wishes the stimulus plan could be recalled, she said she is calling on lawmakers to be responsible with every tax dime.
“The stimulus has already happened, so at this point, we believe the solution is not to tax any further,” Dalton said. “We are asking liberal and conservative lawmakers to go over the budget with a fine-toothed comb. We are saying ‘OK, you guys in office, you are being watched.’
“We are telling the (lawmakers), ‘If you don’t have this figured out, we are voting you out in two years,’” she said.
For more information on the Cleveland Tax Day Tea Party, call Dalton (440-415-5726) or Glen Urban (330-635-0141) or visit www.clevelandteaparty.webs.com.
I have been working closely with Debby & Glynn in organizing the Cleveland Tax Day Tea Party and the response we are getting back is exciting and energizing. The Tea Party concept is growing very quickly and time is nearing. It is estimated that there will over 170 major cities across the US having a Tea Party. Growing from this, it is estimated that there will be 1000 Tea Party's in some smaller locations.
Hats off to a recent Tea Party hosted in Cincy, where over 2000 attended, but I believe the Cleveland Tax Day Tea Party can exceed that crowd. A recent Tea Party in Cleveland had a good crowd - this time we want to fill it like a Browns game (when they were good).
If you are tickled pink with joy over the lack of accountability on the insane spending in D.C. and especially Ohio, dont click this LINK - it will bring you to a bi-partisan movement spreading like wildfire across our country. It will bring you to a place where Americans from all walks of life who are sick and tired of continually being abused by reckless governement spending and ridiculous taxes.If you are fed up and want to be part of history being made across the US, please join us in downtown Cleveland on 4/15/09 at 4:00pm. Click here to sign up for email alerts, event information, press releases and register for your free ticket to the event.
From ALG --
No word is more overused in public discourse today than ‘courage.’ A loyal viewer hailed CBS for its courage in producing Swingtown, the now defunct series detailing the sexual infidelities of married couples in the 70s (bedhopping on network TV — what a daring concept). Sean Penn was dubbed courageous for his nauseating Oscar acceptance speech, as are most liberal entertainers who spew left-wing tripe before adoring audiences.
But if going verbally against the (real or perceived) grain of public opinion defines courage, then should we not salute those black Americans who are not celebrating the presidency of Barack Obama? Black Americans who didn’t vote for Obama are statistically insignificant, though we harbor that sliver of hope that Michael Steele will be the one to attract the masses of black voters that Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice never did. Nonetheless, they can inspire us — with American rationality numbed by Obama-mania, soon we may all be black conservatives.
Just before the election, popandpolitics.com profiled Joe Hicks, a conservative radio host in Los Angeles. Hicks also heads a nonpartisan think tank that focuses on issues of race in society. He numbers among the fewer than 1 in 10 black voters who supported the McCain/Palin ticket. He is one of those described as “the marginalized of the marginalized.” A proud liberal for much of his life, when he came out as a conservative, he heard the familiar calls of ‘Uncle Tom,’ ‘Traitor’ and ‘Sellout’ from his colleagues.
Certainly some black conservatives were torn between their ideology and their racial identity, wanting to be part of history in electing Barack Obama. Former GOP Congressman J.C. Watts expressed his indecision and we all know how Colin Powell opted — but then was he ever a conservative in the first place?
Dena, who I met through a conservative website, was never undecided. She is a black single mother who, like Hicks, lives in Los Angeles. She proudly supported McCain/Palin (which, in LA, is brave in itself). Also like Hicks, she was a liberal for much of her life. She desperately wants more for herself and her son. She would love to be married someday, though in the meantime she relies on her own grit and determination and the support of friends and her church to help her through tough times. She reveres Dr. King’s memory and one of her greatest recollections is of having once seen Rosa Parks. Not only does President Obama not factor into her unwavering optimism, she can’t stand the guy, mainly for his stances on abortion and increasing dependency on the federal government, referring to him merely by his first and third initials.
If Joe Hicks and Dena — and Alan Keyes and Larry Elder and Star Parker and Thomas Sowell — don’t amount to profiles in courage, they certainly earn points for marching to their own beat. Conservatism has never been chic, but now with Obama it is all but marginalized and black conservatives are often more reviled than their white counterparts. They are perceived as betraying the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and, thus, their own people. Few were offended that Clarence Thomas was portrayed as a lawn jockey in editorial cartoons. Even moderate Republican Condoleeza Rice was graphically depicted in Civil War-era stereotype for her loyalty to President Bush and barely an eyebrow was raised. Certainly knowing that our nation’s major parties are both headed by black men should make Americans proudly aware of our progress, but that fact has yet to resonate. It’s still Barack Obama’s moment. Say what you will about them, black conservatives have little to gain personally by standing on conviction. In the words of Joe Hicks, “If I wanted to be on the winning side, I’d be sitting here telling you how great Obama is.”
Maybe because black conservatives are so few in number they stand out more. Perhaps I am gushing in the manner of a white liberal, but I can attest that black conservatives are among the most dedicated, hardworking activists I know of. They are among the most optimistic, too — they don’t complain about being called ‘Uncle Tom’ nearly as much as we complain for them.
If Barack Obama truly represents as post-racial America, then his presidency does offer us some reason to applaud. Nonetheless, the colorblind society he supposedly embodies before adoring crowds, I have already seen — thanks to black conservatives (and other unheralded black Americans in everyday life). They quietly forge ahead as, again, the marginalized of the marginalized. But they are too focused to ask for any fanfare. Dena once noted that a sad legacy of the Civil Rights Movement was the notion that black Americans must march in lockstep ideologically, but she has little idea of the range and importance of her lonely voice in the arena of
public discourse. Joe Hicks is equally unmoved: “I’m conservative. I’m Republican. Beyond that, I find the whole racial component a bit odd.”
Ron: "You stay classy, San Diego. I'm Ron Burgundy?"
Ed: "Damnit! Who typed a question mark on the Teleprompter? For the last time, anything you put on that prompter, Burgundy will read."
And here's Barack OBurgundy...
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address in Washington when he realised it all sounded a bit too familiar.
It was. He was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.
Mr Cowen stopped, turned to the president and said: "That's your speech."
A laughing Mr Obama returned to the podium to take over but it seems the script had finally been switched and the US president ended up thanking himself for inviting everyone to the party.
Mr Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the "teleprompt president" over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech. More...
We are seeing more & more that Obama is unable to say anything more than, "Good morning, my name is Barack" without the use of a teleprompter.
Big thanks to GOP Prince for the lead in and link on this post.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Steaming Load Award: The frightmare, House Speaker San Fran Nan Pelosi, takes a rhetorical dump on American sovereignty.
Queen Turd splashed down in the Blight By The Bay toilet, recently, and by the time she finished, she’d left an indelible, screw America, mark inside the bowl. She perpetrated her putrid pooping, at a confab with Mexifornia Colonistas at St. Anthony’s Church in the city that crapped out this pile of shit, San Francisco.
Determined to undermine the nation that she’s supposed to serve, the Botox Bitch vilified enforcing our immigration laws as ‘unAmerican’:‘..."Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families?" Pelosi told a mostly Hispanic gathering at St. Anthony's Church
in San Francisco. "It must be stopped....What value system is that? I think it's un-American. I think it's un-American."...
’‘...Referring to work site enforcement actions by ICE agents, Pelosi said, "We have to have a change in policy and practice and again ... I can't say enough, the raids must end. The raids must end. "You are special people. You're here on a Saturday night to take responsibility for our country's future. That makes you very, very patriotic."...’ (Fox News)
If this traitorous bitch wants to live in crime-infested, drug lord dominated, disease-riddled, Mexican squalor, all she has to do is say the word. I promise to PERSONALLY, grab this piece of crap by the scruff of her neck, drag her Marxist, America-hating, ass to the nearest section of the Mexican border, and DROP KICK her sorry carcass where she really belongs.
This Botox Bitch turd has stunk up the bowl long enough. It’s time to FLUSH.
From Buckeye Firearms --
Contact your representatives in Washington TODAY!
The Washington Times published an editorial on Tuesday (see link below) that criticized the TSA and the Administration for mismanagement and planning to shut-down of the FFDO program. FFDOA is working with legislators who are looking into the allegations that have been made with respect to inappropriate use of the FFDO budget, and unfair Administrative Actions taken against FFDO's. In the case cited in the editorial, FFDOA is aggressively defending the FFDO.
Please, contact your Senators and Representatives RIGHT NOW! Ask for the staff person that handles aviation security matters and respectfully ask them why the Administration is not supporting our nation's most effective and cost efficient defenses against 9/11-style hijackings. Remind them that:
- FFDOs are a low cost, highly effective deterrent and defense against the potential use of our nation's airliners as weapons of mass destruction. The administration should be looking for ways to expand this highly effective but low cost program.
- Airline pilots were armed for many decades prior to 1987 and in the 1960's, pilots were required to carry guns when flying US Mail. It was the disarming of airline pilots in 1987 that made the 9/11/01 attacks on our country possible.
- Airline pilots who fly 35,000 safe flights per day and every FFDO had to first be an airline pilot. Airline pilots are among the most carefully selected and continuously evaluated group of professionals in our country.
- FFDOs protected over 1 million flights last year.
If you would prefer, you can also send an email to your Senators and Congressmen. Locate your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Congressperson at www.senate.gov or www.house.gov. Include the link (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/guns-on-a-plane-obama-se...) to the March 17th Washington Times editorial for their reference, and politely ask them what is going on with the FFDO program.
You have tremendous influence over your elected representatives - phone calls and emails from constituents have a huge impact. Please, make the call RIGHT NOW and fire off the emails. With your support we can and will bring positive change to the FFDO program!
Contact information for Ohio Residents:
Senator Sherrod Brown (D) 202-224-2315
Senator George Voinovich (R) 202-224-3353
District 1 Steve Driehaus (D) 202-225-2216
District 2 Jean Schmidt (R) 202-225-3164
District 3 Michael Turner (R) 202-225-6465
District 4 Jim Jordan (R) 202-225-2676
District 5 Bob Latta (R) 202-225-6405
District 6 Charles Wilson (D) 202-225-5705
District 7 Steve Austria (R) 202-225-4324
District 8 John Boehner (R) 202-225-6205
District 9 Marcy Kaptur (D) 202-225-4146
District 10 Dennis Kucinich (D) 202-225-5871
District 11 Marcia Fudge (D) 202-225-7032
District 12 Patrick Jiberi (R) 202-225-5355
District 13 Betty Sutton (D) 202-225-3401
District 14 Steven LaTourette (R)202-225-5731
District 15 Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 202-225-2015
District 16 John Boccieri (D) 202-225-3876
District 17 Tim Ryan (D) 202-225-5261
District 18 Zachary Space (D) 202-225-6265
The following is an editorial from The Washington Times that was republished by Buckeye Firearms Association... (Emphasis Added)
After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of aircraft and rammed them into buildings.I believe after 9/11 it is a no brainer that pilots should be armed. In fact I'd give 'em guns, tasers, cattle prods and any other weapon they so choose. Though it concerns firearms, this is not strictly a 2nd Amendment issue - this is about the safety of your loved ones. This is about a flying bomb with a payload of our defenseless fellow Americans be delivered as a kill vehicle on other defenseless Americans.
Now President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking public safety on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.
The Obama administration this past week diverted some $2 million from the pilot training program to hire more supervisory staff, who will engage in field inspections of pilots.
This looks like completely unnecessary harassment of the pilots. The 12,000 Federal Flight Deck Officers, the pilots who have been approved to carry guns, are reported to have the best behavior of any federal law enforcement agency. There are no cases where any of them has improperly brandished or used a gun. There are just a few cases where officers have improperly used their IDs.
Fewer than one percent of the officers have any administrative actions brought against them and, we are told, virtually all of those cases "are trumped up."
Take a case against one flight officer who had visited the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles within the last few weeks. While there, the pilot noticed that federal law enforcement officers can, with the approval of a superior, obtain a license plate that cannot be traced, a key safety feature for law enforcement personnel. So the pilot asked if, as a member of the federal program, he was eligible. The DMV staffer checked and said "no." The next day administrative actions were brought against the pilot for "misrepresenting himself." These are the kinds of cases that President Obama wants to investigate.
Since Mr. Obama's election, pilots have told us that the approval process for letting pilots carry guns on planes slowed significantly. Last week the problem went from bad to worse. Federal Flight Deck Officers - the pilots who have been approved to carry guns - indicate that the approval process has stalled out.
Pilots cannot openly speak about the changing policies for fear of retaliation from the Transportation Security Administration. Pilots who act in any way that causes a "loss of confidence" in the armed pilot program risk criminal prosecution as well as their removal from the program. Despite these threats, pilots in the Federal Flight Deck Officers program have raised real concerns in multiple interviews.
Arming pilots after Sept. 11 was nothing new. Until the early 1960s, American commercial passenger pilots on any flight carrying U.S. mail were required to carry handguns. Indeed, U.S. pilots were still allowed to carry guns until as recently as 1987. There are no records that any of these pilots (either military or commercial) ever causing any significant problems.
Screening of airplane passengers is hardly perfect. While armed marshals are helpful, the program covers less than 3 percent of the flights out of Washington D.C.'s three airports and even fewer across the country. Sky marshals are costly and quit more often than other law-enforcement officers.
Armed pilots are a cost-effective backup layer of security. Terrorists can only enter the cockpit through one narrow entrance, and armed pilots have some time to prepare themselves as hijackers penetrate the strengthened cockpit doors. With pilots, we have people who are willing to take on the burden of protecting the planes for free. About 70 percent of the pilots at major American carriers have military backgrounds.
Frankly, as a matter of pure politics, we cannot understand what the administration is thinking. Nearly 40 House Democrats are in districts were the NRA is more popular than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We can't find any independent poll in which the public is demanding that pilots disarm. Why does this move make sense?
Only anti-gun extremists and terrorist recruits are worried about armed pilots. So why is the Obama administration catering to this tiny lobby at the expense of public safety?
Buckeye Firearms also notes that The Federal Flight Deck Officers Association has posted an Action Alert asking people to contact their respective elected officials in D.C.
Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or email them at www.senate.gov or www.house.gov
Girlieman of the Week
Date Awarded: March 20, 2009
Girlieman: Senator Chri$ Dodd
Antics: Frantic finger-pointing
Look up ‘gutless gasbag’ in your dictionary, and you’ll find a mug shot of Connecticut’s U.S. Senator, Chri$ Dodd. An utter and complete coward, he gives spineless weasels a bad name. If you doubt it, his AIG antics should seal the deal for you.
First, he thundered with righteous indignation about the bonuses, playing his role to the hilt for the Demoncrat loving media lapdogs. It was going well, until someone at the Fox Network, dug up the amendment Dodd put in the Porkulus Bill, which allowed companies receiving bailout bucks to pay such bonuses. From there, the matter spun out of control.
He denied it, with more righteous indignation, then kicked it up a notch by insisting he wasn’t present when it was inserted into the bill during the House-Senate negotiations to reconcile the two versions of the porkulus crap sandwich. That almost worked, almost being the operative word.
When that excuse fell apart like a cheap suit, this contemptible, caterwauling, coward, belatedly, came clean, almost. ‘Yes, that amendment in the Porkulus Bill that made bailout recipient bonuses street legal, was, in fact, my doing. BUT, it wasn’t my idea. Certain Messiah Barry officials made me do it.’ The Obamunist ‘Devil’ made me do it? Yeah, right.
Chri$ ‘Pay for play’ Dodd is beneath contempt. Normally, we’d make someone this rancid a Steaming Load, but we won’t go there, because calling Dodd a steaming load gives turds a bad name. Chri$, you’re a craven coward, who is utterly and completely incapable of taking responsibility for your own actions. You’re also the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girlieman of the Week.
Steaming Load Award: The USA’s America-hating, career racist, Attorney General, Eric Holder, is ready, willing, and eager to plunge a terrorist dagger into the beating heart of American liberty.
If this Jihadikaze loving turd wants to play Ruskie Roulette with the lives of American civilians, he needs to put his money where his mouth is. If he insists on releasing the terrors, butt bullet Holder needs to put it ALL on the line. If any of the Jihadikazes goes back to their murderous ways, Attorney General Holder must pay with his LIFE.
About 240 terrorism suspects, including suspected planners of the Sept. 11 attacks, are being held in the prison. Many have been detained for seven years without charges and some were subjected to interrogation
techniques denounced by critics as torture.
The administration faces intense political resistance to the idea of bringing the prisoners to the United States as part of closing the detention camp. The administration seeks to transfer some detainees to Europe or other countries while freeing others.
Holder told reporters at the Justice Department that the administration's review, made on a case-by-case basis, would determine whether the prisoners need to be put on trial or whether they can be released.
"For those who are in that second category, who can be released, there are a variety of options that we have. Among them is the possibility that we could release them into this country," he said. (Reuters)
If he wants the murdering bastards released? No problem, but the instant someone is injured or killed by ANY OF THEM, he would be EXECUTED, on the National Mall, Islamikaze style, via beheading. Maybe the sight of his rotting head on a pike overlooking the reflecting pool will serve as a warning to the next traitorous bastard who stabs our liberty in the back.
Eric Holder is much more than a terrorist coddling fool. He’s a threat to our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness who needs to be FLUSHED.
Perpetrated by Hambo
Again we have another politician showing they are not only out of touch with reality, but out of touch with the general American public.
The violence along our border with Mexico is at an all time high and the U.S. National Guard Bureau said the link between terrorism and drug cartels along the United States' border with Mexico is increasingly clear, most Americans want our borders secured and illegal immigrants deported...
Republicans are more strongly in favor of surprise raids to catch and deport illegal immigrants. Seventy-five percent (75%) of GOP voters support such raids, along with 61% of Democrats and 65% of unaffiliated voters.Keeping this threat against our country to a minimum means taking a pro-active approach on apprehending illegal immigrants through increasing border patrols, work place raids & general traffic stops.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently told a group of both legal and illegal immigrants and their families that enforcement of existing immigration laws, as currently practiced, is "un-American."
The speaker, condemning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, referred to the immigrants she was addressing as "very, very patriotic."
"Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families?" Pelosi told a mostly Hispanic gathering at St. Anthony's Church in San Francisco.
"It must be stopped....What value system is that? I think it's un-American. I think it's un-American."
Ninny 'The Plastic Faced Wench' Pelosi, has some nerve saying our value system is un-American. I find it laughable that while Pelosi felt saving a mouse is more important than putting America back to work and supported a Gay "Last Supper" event - could call anything un-American.
This shows how the far-left forces in our country are trying to redefine what it is to be an American.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Reposted from American Issues Project --
(I added the bullet points between the issues )
Come join us at the Cleveland Tax Day Tea Party at Public Square on April 15th at 4:00pm
Five Bad Ideas: Lessons from a Tea Party
March 17th, 2009 by: Justin Higgins
Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, spoke at the tea party rally in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend to a crowd of about 200. He specifically outlined the problems with this current Congress and their destructive economic policies. He focused on five things that he believes are going to be the nails in the coffin of American supremacy in the global marketplace.
“To do any one of these things at any time is a bad idea. To attempt to do one of them during a recession is even worse. But to attempt to do all five during a recession is crazy, and yet that’s what your federal government is getting ready to do,” Jordan said, before outlining the following issues:
- Increase Taxes (“The Obama budget has the largest tax increase in history.”)
- Spending (“They’re going to continue to spend at unprecedented rates. The budget the administration has submitted to Congress will double the national debt in 8 years. We’re going to run the ten largest deficits over the next ten years.”)
- Further Unionize the Workforce (They’re going to attack the secret ballot with card check legislation.)
- Government-run Health Care (They want to implement a plan “where the government decides which type of health care you’re going to get and when you’re going to get it.”)
- Cap-and-Trade (“This is, in my view, the worst. Putting limits on the amount of energy we can have in our economy. Putting restrictions in a unilateral. Think about this: we’re competing in a world market. Our competitors in the international marketplace, China and India, they’re not going to have the restrictions placed on what kinds of energy they can use. That is going to be a tax increase on every single small business owner and every single family.”)
Jordan then went on to say:We know what works. … We know that keeping taxes low works, we know that controlling spending, not mortgaging our kids and grandkids’ future works. We know that allowing workers the decision of whether they’re going to form a union or not is the right thing to do, not taking away one of their fundamental rights to a secret ballot. And we know that decisions made between you and your doctor and your family is the best way to do health care. And finally, we understand that using the natural resources we have in this country to meet our own energy needs is the right way to go, not limiting what we can put in the environment and what we can use in energy.
Jordan spoke about his colleague in Congress Mike Pence and conservatism in general, advising that–like the Indiana congressman–we need to send the message to our neighbors and our government with a smile on our face.
A follow-up rally in Columbus is tentatively planned for 6:00 p.m. on April 15, 2009.
Justin Higgins is a student at Ohio State University and the proprietor of the blog Shots on the House.
It is not often when we find an opportunity to praise some of our local politicians. Most are either party hacks or spineless and it is often a combination of both.
Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough and North Olmsted Mayor Thomas O'Grady are one step closer from freeing their residents from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's tyrannical control over single largest unregulated utility negatively affecting 1.5 million people in four counties -Cleveland Water Department.
From the PD --
Discontent with Cleveland water service has North Olmsted and Westlake thinking of buying their water from a Lorain County source.
North Olmsted Mayor Thomas O'Grady said the cities are ready to start on the second phase of a study to set up a water district. North Olmsted has requested $36 million in federal stimulus money to build the system.
Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough said the system could be financed without stimulus money, mainly because buying water from Avon Lake would be much cheaper than from Cleveland.
O'Grady said North Olmsted residents are frustrated by the Cleveland department. "We're not getting the service our taxpayers deserve," he said. He listed among complaints: slow emergency response, fights over bills and rate increases. More...
Mayor Clough has been the one Mayor not afraid to speak out about the failings of Cleveland Water Dept. It is nice to see O'Grady at least appear to be in support of removing the North Olmsted residents from being continually victimized by the incompetence and monopoly of CWD.
Other municipalities serviced by Cleveland Water Dept. would love to be from under their control, but due to logistics and existing infrastructure are unable too.
It should be noted that Bay Village Mayor Debbie Sutherland, who was defeated in her bid for County Commissioner, also had a chance to be part of this study. Sutherland, never the one to be a free thinker, chose not to be involved in this study. In fact, she stated she would just wait and see what happened in the above study. While Sutherland deserves credit for working hard on her campaign, she apparently lacks leadership qualities.
So until more area leaders like Clough & O'Grady start doing what is right for the residents by challenging the Gestapo-like control of Cleveland Water Dept. - any hope of true regionalism is just empty talk by empty headed politicians and the hacks at the Plain Dealer.
It is incredulous that the posturing politicians on the left, who have all stated they read the stimulus bill and castigated Republicans coming out against the Stimulus as not reading the bill, are now crying foul over their own Premier Obamao pushed bill...
While the Senate was constructing the $787 billion stimulus last month, Dodd added an executive-compensation restriction to the bill. The provision, now called “the Dodd Amendment” by the Obama Administration provides an “exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009” -- which exempts the very AIG bonuses Dodd and others are now seeking to tax. (Fox News)
Across the board residents of Ohio, and the United States are livid over the bonuses being paid out by AIG. Unable to keep the bonuses a secret, the Democrats are now coming out in force against the bonus provisions that they not only supported but pushed for. Guess who we have to thank for casting the deciding vote to protect the AIG bonuses - Ohio Senawhore Sherrod Brown!
H/T to Porkopolis
Brown: AIG Bonus Payments Are Slap-In-the-Face to Hardworking OhioansYep...the same Senator that was shuttled back to Washington D.C. by Obama on a White House provided plane to cast the deciding vote on the Spending Stimulus
March 17, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, today called on American International Group (AIG) Chairman and CEO Edward Liddy to immediately renegotiate contacts to prevent $165 million in bonus payments to AIG executives.
“AIG’s actions are a slap-in-the-face to hardworking Ohio families,” said Brown. “Bonuses at companies like AIG—companies relying on taxpayer funds to stay afloat—are an outrage. I hope AIG executives voluntarily
return these bonuses. If they don’t, I will push to have them recouped through the U.S. tax code.”...
What's that you ask?...What does the Stimulus Bill have to do with the AIG "slap-in-the-face" bonus payments? It was Brown's vote that put into law the provision guaranteeing the payments (HT: ButAsForMe) (emphasis added):
`SEC. 111. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE...
...`(iii) The prohibition required under clause (i) shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a written employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009, as such
valid employment contracts are determined by the Secretary or the designee of the Secretary...
Great post by Porkopolis!
As Ohioans are already upset over our high taxes, I cannot believe Brown would have supported these golden parachute bonuses paid for with our tax dollars. With hypocrites like Brown in office, there is no wonder why residents of Ohio have expressed a distrust in our elected officials.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
While the Tax Day Tea Parties have been taking the nation by storm, Newt Gingrich has decided to step up to the plate. In a video released today, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vKr95e5aIE, Gingrich shows his support with his own message. The Tax Day Tea Parties hosted by the DontGo Movement, TCOT, and Smart Girl Politics will occur around the country on April 15. Presently Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, GOPUSA, and Newt Gingrich are sponsoring the movements.
Gingrich says, "Just as the Contract with America brought an end to Democrat control of the House of Representatives in 1994, I see the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition as the vehicle by which conservative activists can bring about the end of Democrat control of the House of Representatives in 2010."
National Communications Director Juliana Johnson states, "This is a major turn for the Tea Parties. Newt Gingrich becoming a part of this is confirming to all of us that the Tea Parties are indeed being heard around the country and that the movement will continue to grow and grow."
The Tax Day Tea Parties were a result of Rick Santelli's call to arms for Republicans with the first batch occurring on February 27th with thousands of activists showing up in over 20 states across the country. The April 15th Tea Parties are expected to attract tens of thousands of people in over 140 cities.
Please go to www.taxdayteaparties.com for more information on the Tea Parties.
Please go to www.dontgomovement.com for more information on the DontGo Movement
*** Click Here for info on Cleveland's Tax Day Tea Party
From Americans for Prosperity--
A new survey by the free-market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity finds that 60 percent of Ohio residents disapprove of the state legislature’s handling of budget and tax issues. In addition, 55 percent believe the state’s taxes are too high. When asked to identify the most important issue in state budgeting, 47 percent identified wasteful spending on programs that do not work.
“The governor’s so-called ‘No Tax’ budget actually includes an enormous number of new or increased fees. Ohioans aren’t stupid, they know that a hefty fee on everything from nursing home beds—more than doubled—to livestock renewal fees—increased 500 percent—is the same as a tax,” said Jack Boyle, state director of the Ohio chapter of Americans for Prosperity. “62 percent of our survey’s respondents said that they do not trust state officials to spend any new revenues wisely; this includes massive new fees proposed by Governor Strickland.”
The survey also finds that lower-income Ohioans oppose higher taxes, even if they are not forced to pay them. 55.6 percent of respondents earning under $30,000 rejected the idea of raising taxes on others.
Respondents also rejected the idea of taxes that are paid for by working poor and lower income groups, with a decisive 89 percent opposing the taxes.
The survey was conducted by Voter/Consumer Research, and is based on the responses of 601 registered voters across the state, conducted by telephone Jan. 22-27 of this year. The margin of error is +/- 4 percent.
The complete national and state-specific survey results can be viewed by clicking here.
Click Here for the PDF file results for OH.
Hold on, I believe the numbers in these polls will soon go up. No, not from the AIG bailout & bonuses that our taxes have already paid for, but it has just been predicted that Premier Obamao's national health care agenda is estimated to cost $1.5 TRILLION over the next 10 years or so.
And where exactly do you think the socialist, high-paid community activist turned Premier is going to get the money?
For those that are working - it will come out of your pocket. For those that want to work but are unemployed - you can be sure it will not be going towards getting you back to work.
Sounds like Tea Party time!