How To Pay For Obamacare


Stealing Private Retirement Accounts




“Impossible!” you say. “Our government can’t just take our property!” Really?

FDR did it in 1933.

Argentina did it two years ago.

And Great Britain is seriously considering it right now.

“But that would be unconstitutional!” You’ll get no argument from me there. It was unconstitutional when FDR stole all the gold money owned by US citizens in 1933, and threatened to send them to prison for 10 years if they didn’t fork it over. But that didn’t stop him. And a little detail like violating the Constitution certainly won’t deter Obama.


In 2008, Professor Teresa Ghilarducci of the New School of Social Research testified before Congress proposing a similar scheme to convert private 401(k) accounts into government-run “guaranteed retirement accounts” that would pay a 3% return. And in 2008, the Argentinian government attempted to nationalize private retirement funds to help cover its runaway deficit.


Just Take A Pill

Yes, slowly but surely it is happening. In a federal notice filed earlier, the DOL and Treasury are soliciting a response on what has been on many investors’ mind, namely the process of converting 401(k)s into annuity-like products.

What’s For Dinner?


Teachable Moments

When The Truth Gets In The Way

Racial Bigots.  Who are they?  The Ku Klux Klan that runs around in hooded white sheets, committing acts of overt racism and violence against Blacks, and against others that do not hold their beliefs in White Power.  The Black Panthers that run around wearing paramilitary garb, brandishing nightsticks, threatening to kill White people and their babies, and anyone else that doesn’t follow their hatred rhetoric.  It’s easy to see that bigotry is not limited to the color of one’s skin.  But it speaks a lot to the content of their character and what they all have in common.  HATE!

NAACP leadership IS a racist group of people.   Their leadership had openly called out the Tea Party to denounce its fringe racist elements.  The NAACP accused the Tea Party of being a bunch of racists.  So eager were the NAACP to prove that they were as pure as the wind driven snow, they quickly denounced one of their own (their words).   When a video of USDA political appointee, Shirley Sherrod, appeared on Andrew Brietbart’s, Big Government website, speaking at a NAACP meeting, she revealed that she didn’t give a white farmer the full benefit of her department’s help.  Indeed, the White House rushed to judgment by firing Mrs. Sherrod even before giving her a chance to defend herself.  Mrs. Sherrod was fired before anyone knew the full context of her speech she gave at the NAACP meeting.

The Justice Brothers

Why does Attorney General Eric Holder still have his job? He dismissed the Black Panther Voter Intimidation case.  A clear violation caught on tape.  They had this case won, and Holder dismissed it, WHY?  Shouldn’t Eric Holder be held to the same standards afforded to Mrs. Sherrod?  Or is this just another case of the Obama Regime, Acting Stupidly?

Most disturbing, the dismissal is part of a creeping lawlessness infusing our government institutions. Citizens would be shocked to learn about the open and pervasive hostility within the Justice Department to bringing civil rights cases against nonwhite defendants on behalf of white victims. Equal enforcement of justice is not a priority of this administration. Open contempt is voiced for these types of cases.

Some of my co-workers argued that the law should not be used against black wrongdoers because of the long history of slavery and segregation. Less charitable individuals called it “payback time.” Incredibly, after the case was dismissed, instructions were given that no more cases against racial minorities like the Black Panther case would be brought by the Voting Section.

The race to judgment by the USDA to fire Mrs. Sherrod was clearly an act by the White House to portray itself as being non-racist.  Intolerant of any racism in its departments.  They never bothered to learn the full context of Mrs. Sherrod’s speech.  The NAACP condemned Mrs. Sherrod, but this was a speech she gave to the NAACP.  They could have defended her if they, and the USDA, had only reviewed the full context of her speech.  But Nooooo!

Andrew Brietbart is a HERO for pointing out the obvious double standard the NAACP, and the Obama Regime, has been doing by accusing the Tea Party, and Conservatives, as being Racists.  The Saul Alinsky tactics of accusing someone of being a racist automatically puts the accused on the defensive.  Forcing them to defend themselves against a baseless charge, while the accuser goes off free to label the racism charge against anyone that disagrees with them.

Brietbart used their own tactics against them.  He took a snippet of Mrs. Sherrod’s speech, that she gave to the NAACP, posted it on his website, Big Government, and then sat back and watched the indefensible, defend themselves.  Meanwhile, Mrs. Sherrod lost her job and her credibility.  Only after the full context of Mrs. Sherrod’s speech was reviled, by Glenn Beck, only then was there an about face by the Obama Regime and the NAACP.  Yup, it was Glenn Beck that produced the entire context of Mrs. Sherrod’s story.  Ironic, the Obama Regime and the NAACP threw Mrs. Sherrod under the bus, before fact checking.  What’s left in the aftermath?  Let the finger pointing begin.

It’s too bad though, Mrs. Sherrod continues to open her mouth, and further damage her credibility.

Doctor Howard “Ditsy” Dean

This morning on the Fox News program with Chris Wallace, had Howard Dean on to discuss this subject.  Howard Dean immediately accused Fox News as being the arbiter of racism behind the story.  Wallace corrected Dean by pointing out that Mrs. Sherrod was already fired when Fox News Reported the story.  The other alphabet news channels either hardly paid attention to the story, or accused Fox News, like Dean, as being the facilitators of this story.  Even now, the alphabet news channels continue to spin this story, even distorting the context of the story to make it look like it was somebody else’s fault.  When the fault is laid clearly at the steps of the Obama Regime.

Watch The Video of Howard “You Can’t Handle The Truth” Dean on Fox This Morning

If these so called, make believe, journalists, either cannot, or will not, report news stories fair and accurately, then we Conservative Bloggers will.  While Fox News ratings are crushing all the other media outlets, being Fair and Balanced, the other make-believe news channels whine about Fox not being a real news channel.  Even the Obama Regime whines about Fox.  Yet, they cannot point out anything in Fox News Reporting that could discredit Fox.  Nothing!

Is this the best Liberal Journalist can do?

Same As It Ever Was

Kudo’s to the Tea Party for not backing down to the NAACP, but telling the NAACP to go pound sand.  Kudo’s to Andrew Brietbart for offering $100,000 dollars to anyone that can produce a video, or any other evidence of racism within the Tea Party.  To date, nothing has been brought forth.  NOTHING! The Tea Party may be predominately made up of White Middle-Class Conservative people, but that doesn’t mean there are no Conservative Blacks involved in the Tea Party.  Indeed, there are many people of all races involved in the Tea Party and the Conservative Movement.  I’ve posted pictures about our Hilo Tea Party which clearly shows the Racial Diversity of Conservative Tea Party Activism in Hawai’i.  You don’t hear about any of this, because the media doesn’t report it, except for Fox News.  So, Kudo’s to Fox News for being “Fair and Balanced” in its reporting.  As the other media, pretend-to-be journalists that continue to lose viewership and are marginalized as fringe lunatic news, the truth can be found, it’s on Fox News!

What’s For Dinner?

Grilled Salmon Over White Beans and Cilantro


Civil Rights

Friday morning woke me with the Tribune-Herald front page, above the fold, with all their pictures plastered, “Feds Raid Hilo Pot Ministry“.  It’s being treated like a big deal because of how open the Ministry was about distributing Medical-Marijuana.  This was a religious duty,  “I was helping supply the sacrament and medicine on the Big Island,“.

“These arrests are a civil rights violation,” Clark said. “Cannabis is a sacrament in our religion … and this is a First Amendment issue.”

Said 34 year old Nathan Clark, a supporter and fellow marijuana activist.  Just wow!  All I can say is Wow!  Medical Marijuana is pretty open here on the Big Island.  You see signs for Medical Marijuana tacked onto trees, telephone poles, fences, all along the highway’s and back roads, it’s probably the most common sign you’ll see on this island.

The idea that a Marijuana License will somehow usurp the law, is, in itself, about a logical as openly advertising you have in your possession said narcotic, or at least, have just consumed said narcotic, and are now waving a flag to law enforcement come and bust me.   This is what happened here.  Openly displayed on Bayfront, along Kamehameha Avenue.

Painting A Target

I was intrigued by the activist use of marijuana as a Sacrament and a Civil Right.  From a broader perspective, what are Civil Rights?  Here in Hawai’i, the term, the meaning, and its use, has been rallying cry for all sorts of activists groups.  Recently, Governor Linda Lingle vetoed HB 444, this bill would have granted Civil Unions to same sex couples.  By any other name, it is allowing same sex marriage.  Many of our House and Senate legislators backed the legislation; all but three elected officials backed this legislation.  All in the name of Civil Rights.  It’s all about equality.

I worry about the family unit. … Marriage is a social custom we’ve had for an awful long time. If we’re going to change this custom, I would rather not have it be done under the guise of civil rights.”

How about that, lets put this to a vote, once and for all.  Something like this, which is so emotionally driven by both activists and traditionalist, must be decided at the ballot box, and not by legislation forced upon those that disagree.  What about their civil rights to tradition? Is it fair to take someone else’s civil rights, in favor of someone else’s civil rights?  What about the civil rights of the traditional family?  Do they lose their rights to same sex couples?

Governor Lingle has been getting from heat from all corners of the left regarding her veto decision.  This morning’s paper prints an opinion, disguised as a “News” story, “Veto may sway isle elections”.  This AP article goes on to suggest that Republicans will bear the brunt of Governor Lingle’s decision.  Quoting several activists in favor of HB 444, saying that they a through with Republicans.  I wonder when they were ever in favor of any Republican, anyone?  This was more opinion, than story.  If same sex marriage were put to a state wide vote, it would never pass.  That’s the reality.

The definition of Marriage has always been about the union of one man and one woman.  The relationship is unique and historically, about procreation.  Same sex marriage is not about procreation.  So how can same sex marriage begin to be equal to, and deserving of the same rights, as a marriage between one man and one woman?  The natural, anatomical reality of the male female marital sexual union, disqualifies same-sex couples. It is the biological reproductive ability of male-female “parents” that renders same-sex couples unequal and unnatural.  To that end, where does this argument end?  What about allowing one man, or one woman, to marry as many partners as they want?  What if I wanted to marry my dog, my cat, my bird, or my toaster?  The traditional definition of marriage is and always be between one man and one woman.  As for rights, same sex couples already have rights and the freedoms to cohabit, but until same sex couples can procreate, from a natural biological method, it cannot be considered a right.

Hate Me If You Must

Blue Hair – A Natural Look?

Are we in danger of losing our Civil Rights?  It seems like there are activists groups everywhere trying to conform our lives to their idea of what a social society should be.  It starts when certain groups make claims that they are doing this to help you from hurting yourself.  It’s also disguised as Social Justice.  The perpetual victimization that so-called Social Watchdog groups want to classify people into is nothing more than collectively driving a human cattle-car into a corral.  It is to remove individualism, and institute a Nanny-State Thugcracy, because you are not smart enough to take care of yourself, so the State will make decisions for you.  Choice?  Have it your way, but we’ll define it for you.

Public Enemy #1

Not the Hamburger, but The Center For Science In The Public Interest.  This organization, with apparently nothing else left to do, decided to wage a legal war with McDonald’s over their “Happy Meals”.  A toy can be found in McDonald’s Happy Meals, and apparently this activist group finds the toys, offensive.

“McDonald’s is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children,” said CSPI litigation director Stephen Gardner. “McDonald’s use of toys undercuts parental authority and exploits young children’s developmental immaturity—all this to induce children to prefer foods that may harm their health. It’s a creepy and predatory practice that warrants an injunction.”

What’s Creepy and Unwarranted, is some liberal organization trying to manipulate how parents should raise their children.  Who are they to decide what’s in the Public’s Interest?  What qualifies this group to be the arbiter of what children should be eating?  Why is this group interfering with how parents feed their kids?  Because they believe parents cannot do the job of parenting.  They believe that the commercial influence that McDonald’s holds will force parents to give in to their children’s demands for a Happy meal, so they can get the toy.  Never mind the nutritional value of the meal.  It’s not about the meal at all.  It’s about control.  These people are like all other democRat’s, they either have a problem with childhood obesity, or they have a children going hungry problem.   It’s all about creating an atmosphere of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.  It’s about lining their own pockets with taxpayer monies.

What the CSPI is saying is that Parents cannot make decisions for their children’s health and their eating habits.  What an insult to Parents.  If the CSPI were really in the Public’s Interest, then they would sue the Global Warming crowd for perpetuating the Hoax of Climate Change.  Trans-fats, MSG, Cheese, etc., all those things that make food taste good are being targeted as enemies of the American people.  Do you want some organization to tell you what you can eat?

Perhaps, It’s Because Of Over Population?

Groups like Same Sex Marriage, and CSPI, are nothing more than Activist Groups that only have their own interests in mind.  They are like many other meddling groups that want to control your lives.  That’s their goal.  To control your life.  Nosey busy-bodies that think they know better than you.  This intrusion into our lives needs to be Stopped!

Luckily, McDonald’s is fighting back!

McDonald’s said it offers parents choices and variety in Happy Meals, and “makes available in-depth, comprehensive nutrition information.” It emphasized that parents are fully capable of making their own decisions when it comes to feeding their children.

And that’s the real point of this discussion.  Fringe Groups like Same Sex Marriage and the Center for Science in the Public’s Interest, are nothing more than Socialists that want to conform society into their world vision.  Sure, there are many more radical fringe groups out there that continually want to control our lives.  However, they will fail.

Risk Your Retirement Savings To Government?

Remember when then President George Bush wanted to give the option for Americans to choose how they wanted to manage their Social Security savings?  Remember how the democRats demonized the President for even suggesting a solution to our government’s stealing of our money.  The democRats that are stealing our money and are looking to steal more of our money, with Union help.  We know Unions are eying private saving plans, and are planning to steal them, with the government’s help.  I was, and still am, a big supporter of Private Accounts.  I can take care of my money better than some bloated government agency could ever do.  While Social Security sinks into the abyss of government waste, the government is hiding the problem of where our money is going.  You should be very alarmed by this.  DemocRats, think they can manage your money better than you by creating  entitlement programs that will forever keep you locked, and captive, to government regulations and rules that take your money.  Obamacare.

Every year, the Annual Report of the Social Security Board of Trustees comes out between mid-April and mid-May.  Now it’s July, and there’s no sign of this year’s report.  What is the Obama administration hiding?

We have shrinking newspapers subscriptions, a bias alphabet television news, and all cable news channels (except Fox News), proselytize about the virtues of government control, and the need for more control over your lives.  The democRats, led by their Pied Piper, the Obama, are drowning the nation in debt.  Political Correctness is preventing Common Sense from prevailing.  Socialist Political activists are determined to kill individualism and promote collectivism.  Freedoms, as we have know it, are at risk of vanishing under democRat rule.  This must be stopped!

How can anyone trust a government that openly LIES to its Constituents?

What’s for Dinner?

Pan Seared Scallops and Shrimp over Fresh Tomato, Garlic, Olive Oil Coated Pasta



Stop Ground Zero Mosque

What’s for Breakfast?

Bloody Mary

Repeal Obamacare

Illegal Immigration Causes Global Warming

Makes perfect sense to me.  So, I’m at home, watching Greta Van Susteren on Fox and skimming the news on the web.  When an interview with Arizona’s Representative (R) Barry Wong is played on the television screen.  Representative Wong made a claim that Illegal Immigration causes Global Warming, and I went HUH?!?!  I stopped scanning the web news sites and focused my attention on Greta’s interview with the Arizona Representative.

The impact on the environment by illegals:

They fill the Hospital Emergency rooms.  They consume more resources.  They have law enforcement chasing them down in the desert.  They increase the size of the state population, therefore requiring more services to be available which is a source of Climate Change.  Yadda, yadda, yadda….

I had to laugh.  Suddenly, I agreed with that logic.  We all know that Global Warming is a hoax, so what better way to use the hoax of Global Warming against the liberal progressives that want to grant amnesty for illegals.  All these people in our country will increase our Carbon Footprint.  Do we really want that?

This logic may be flawless, except we are dealing with liberal progressives, which don’t seem to use logic or common sense for any reason.  However, I really like the idea of  using the premise of Global Warming as a reason to restrict Illegal Immigration.  It pits both illogical reasons against each other.   Save the Planet, or Protect the Illegals.


Social Justice?  It might be time we think out of the box and use the liberal progressive’s arguments against them.  They are good at using distractions to deflect issues.  Have an oil leak, promote a green agenda.  Have an Illegal Immigration problem, use Global Warming and Over Population as the anti-argument.  Distract and Deflect.

Hey, remember when Attorney General Eric Holder called Americans, “Cowards“?

Attorney General Holder, is a Racist

We cannot prosecute black racists, like those that commit crimes like voter intimidation in Philadelphia, the same that want to kill white people.  These are Obama’s people.  The Reverend Wright church of Racial Bigotry.

If this were Rich White People…

There are white people that hate black people.  This black panther is a racist, clearly.  They broke the law, and were caught on tape.  Obama’s social justice says, we don’t prosecute blacks because they are racists.  We do prosecute whites.  Or Crackers.  To be politically correct.  Obama’s message?  What was it?  Hope and Change?  Injustices?

Wealth Redistribution

Fairness, is taking someone else’s money, and giving it to others.  Fairness is regulating health care, against costs.  It doesn’t matter if you can pay for the care, your government will turn off the care, when it deems you unworthy.  It doesn’t matter if you can pay for your health care or not, but you will get government regulated health care, whether you like it, or not.  It doesn’t matter if that health care will really “care” for you.  Just as long as your government can control it for you.  This is the intention of Obamacare.

The real problems of health care, were never addressed.  Tort reform.  A host of other issues, that were never addressed.  Yet, the Obama Regime is putting real radicals into positions of the government, that will hurt us.

What’s For Dinner?

A Norman Rockwell Moment?


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