Obama Attacks Gibson Guitars

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

 

In another move to prove the Obama Regime is deliberately out to destroy businesses comes from Gibson Guitars.  They released a press announcement yesterday, August 25, 2011:

On August 24, 2011, around 8:45 a.m. CDT, agents for the federal government executed four search warrants on Gibson’s facilities in Nashville and Memphis and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. Gibson had to cease its manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day, while armed agents executed the search warrants. Gibson has fully cooperated with the execution of the search warrants.

 

Gibson Did Not Break Any Laws

 

The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.) This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India.

Apparently, this is not the first time the Obama regime has raided Gibson Guitar factories:

In 2009, more than a dozen agents with automatic weapons invaded the Gibson factory in Nashville. The Government seized guitars and a substantial amount of ebony fingerboard blanks from Madagascar. To date, 1 year and 9 months later, criminal charges have NOT been filed, yet the Government still holds Gibson’s property. Gibson has obtained sworn statements and documents from the Madagascar government and these materials, which have been filed in federal court, show that the wood seized in 2009 was legally exported under Madagascar law and that no law has been violated. Gibson is attempting to have its property returned in a civil proceeding that is pending in federal court.

You might ask yourself, “Why is the government doing this then?”  I think Ben Howe at RedState summed it up succinctly:

It’s hard not to see this as the government getting territorial about who gets paid to oversee American industry.

Even though Gibson takes great care on where it sources its wood products from, the government hasn’t charged the company with any violation of the Lacey Act which prohibits importation of endangered species.  Gibson does comply with industry standards such as the Forest Stewardship Council which monitors and certifies where the wood harvested from.  But because FSC is an independent, non-profit organization, and because the government isn’t involved, the government is looking for its cut of the profits by muscling in on private industry.  In effect, the government is holding Gibson Guitars property until the government can find a reason to fine them for legal business activities.

Or perhaps the Obama Regime is taking revenge?

(Click on the pic to learn more)

How long do you think it will be before the Obama regime’s policies force Gibson Guitars to move their operation to China?  A True American company is being forced out of business by the Obama regime.  What has happened to our country?

 

 

What’s for Dinner?

 

Grilled Sausage Onions and Peppers with Summer Sweet Corn

 

 

 

Obama Passes Card Check, By Fiat

LAW

Kānāwai

 

NLRB to Issue Final Rule Requiring All Employers (Even Nonunion Employers) to Post
Notice of Employee Rights Under the NLRA
August 25, 2011

On August 25, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) announced that it would issue a Final Rule, to be effective on November 14, 2011, that would require all employers subject to the Board’s jurisdiction—i.e., the vast majority of employers doing business in the United States—to post a notice in the workplace informing employees of their right, among other things, to “[o]rganize a union,” “take action . . . to improve your working conditions by, among other means, raising work-related complaints directly with your employer or with a government, and seeking help from a union,” and to “strike and picket.”

 

Obama is illegally ordering “Card Check” legislation into law without it first being passed through the Congress.  Another job killing move by the Keynesian socialist that wants to change the United States into a Socialist European utopia. Obama is determined to shutdown American businesses.

Using the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) as the enforcement arm of the Executive branch of government, Obama is giving the Unions a token to remember him in November 2012.

 

Card check is popular with the union bosses looking for increased political power and increased dues money because it’s an open process that lets organizers know who’s on board and who’s not. It’s a fertile ground for the intimidation of workers and worse—which is exactly why we have elections in this country by the sacred institution of the secret ballot. And it’s this institution that the Arizona, South Dakota, and other state constitutional amendments recently enacted seek to protect. For the unions and their allies in the Democratic Party, though, these amendments are roadblocks that must be cleared away before their overall plans can come to fruition.

The NLRB has announced lawsuits against the states of Arizona and South Dakota because they passed, by citizen initiative, constitutional amendments that require secret ballot elections to form unions.  The Obama Regime is trying to intimidate states, businesses and workers by forcing them to be a part of the Labor Unions.  You do not get a choice.  The Unions will take your money, your pay, and use it to get Obama reelected.  They’ll use it to reelect more socialist democrats.

 

Where the current administration has failed to persuade Congress to adopt its legislative agenda, time and again, it has waived its regulatory wand and enacted the failed “legislation” as “regulation.”

Magically, it becomes the law of the land.

Since the rejection of the Employee Free Choice Act, the administration, largely through the National Labor Relations Board, has brought the legislation the Congress killed back to life.  

Consider these recent regulatory initiatives of the NLRB:

Expanded use of mail and Internet balloting in union elections.

Why? Because these ballots are not cast in secret.

Union officials could monitor the voting, accomplishing the primary objective of EFCA —  a vote outside the secret ballot booth and under the watchful eye of the candidate;

This is hardly constitutional.  It is Illegal.  What the Regime is doing is removing the secret ballot so Union Bosses can see how you vote.  If you don’t vote the way the Unions want you to vote, you will be targeted for intimidation, you may lose your job, you may be demoted, you may not get a pay increase, you will be punished if you do not vote the Union Label.  Disgusting!!!

 

It will cost jobs:

The agency’s action is seismic. If successful, it would undermine economic competition among states, which helps drive the American economy. Even worse, it would induce companies to export jobs not to other states that have lower labor costs, but to other countries that do.

This action by the Obama Regime is un-American.  It is what dictatorships and communists do around the world.  It will force jobs overseas to countries with lower wages.  It will force small businesses to close.  It will put millions of workers out of jobs.  This is a deliberate effort by Obama to destroy the free-market capitalist society and turn us into Venezuela!

Every single day there is some new information on what they are doing. The media is not covering it, in fact they are covering it up. I am hoping that everyone who sees what they are doing, is willing to spend the time to pass the information on. We have a very short about of time to stop what they are doing or we will lose our country. The loss of jobs alone will lower our standard of living. The loss of  freedom will ruin our country.

Indeed, there hasn’t been any reports in the media; not ABC, NBC, CBS, not the printed media either.  The blogs are reporting it.  Fox News reported it.  None of the other Lame Stream Media outlets are reporting this atrocity of the abuse of Executive power by the Obama regime.

 

 

What’s For Dinner?

 

Chinese Egg Rolls

(Where the Jobs are going)

 

 

 

Full Faith and Credit

Gubermint Motors

 

U.S. will guarantee GM, Chrysler warranties, Obama says

“Let me say this as plainly as I can. If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired just like always,” Obama said in a speech. “Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it has ever been. Because starting today, the United States will stand behind your warranty.”

That was then, this is now:

GM says bankruptcy excuses it from Impala repairs

“New GM’s warranty obligations for vehicles sold by Old GM are limited to the express terms and conditions in the Old GM written warranties on a going-forward basis,” wrote Benjamin Jeffers, a lawyer for GM. “New GM did not assume responsibility for Old GM’s design choices, conduct, or alleged breaches of liability under the warranty.”

Would you buy a car from this man?

It’s like watching the New Adventures of Old Christine, but you’re stuck in the blooper reel.  It seems the full faith and credit the United States of has a small print section in the “New” Gubermint Motors warranty.

 

What’s For Lunch?

 

Hokulani’s Steakhouse at Kea’au Shopping Center

(Click on the pic to see the menu)

 

 

 

Reports of the Tea Party’s Demise are Greatly Exaggerated

Obama began his “Listening Tour” by telling American’s to “listen to him“, because he’s not interested in listening to you.  That’s what happened during a Decorah, Iowa Townhall meeting when Tea Party members confronted Obama on Joe “BiteMe” Biden’s comments that Tea Party people are like a bunch of terrorists.

In typical condescending fashion, Obama ended the encounter by saying “It doesn’t sound like you’re interested in listening”, he said.  So Obama doesn’t want to listen to you, so shut up!

Now there have also been comments by some elected officials and media types calling Tea Party hostage takers and terrorists.  In particular, Senator Harry “this war is lost” Reid said the Tea Party is Over!

 

The Tea Party is Ovah!” said Reid to declared socialist gumshoe Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC, a make believe news organization.  Notice that self proclaimed socialist O’Donnell asks that there are three parties in America, Democrat Socialists, Republican and Tea Party.  First, there is no “Official” political party called the “Tea Party“, there never has there been and, nor will there ever be a Tea Party.   Second, the Tea Party is “We the People“.   Third, the Tea Party is a grassroots astroturfing rightwing extremist God fearing collection of people concerned about our government addiction to spending.  </snark> And We want an intervention!

Washington can learn from an addict.

Giving another $2.4 Billion of tax payers monies to spend to Obama and Congress, is like giving alcohol to a drunk.  They are gonna drink it.  Either a hangover of drowning debt will stop them, or the death of the Republic will result.  This country is on its way to economic liver failure.

Saying that the Tea Party is short lived, extreme, and that people will move to a more moderate position eventually, is wishful thinking.   Basically, what Reid is saying that by moving to more moderate position is actually agreeing with his position of more out of control spending?  In your dreams Harry.

 

Socialist Democrats Robbing Children, Generationally

Not to be undone, academic political experts (they’re the ones that teach, but have no practical experience), have weighed in saying Tea Party Heyday is coming to an end.  How, by polling people!

If you were paying attention to the coverage, the characterization of people resistant to raising the debt ceiling was they were Tea Party supporters or members of the Tea Party caucus,” said Charles Franklin, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin and a polling specialist. “That characterization is an element in the current apparent decline in Tea party popularity.”

“It definitely made the Tea Party a more visible figure,” he said. “The people who pay attention the least are the independent swing voters. This is the first time they got an idea of what the Tea Party is trying to do.”

Dick Armey, the chairman of FreedomWorks, a group that works closely with the Tea Party, argues that Tea Party lawmakers and activists have been unfairly blamed.  He said in a recent CNN interview that Standard & Poor’s validated their concerns over the national debt when it downgraded the nation’s credit rating.  He said Tea Party activists and voters simply want Congress to move aggressively to avert the economic fallout that will come if the current rate of federal spending continues.

If you were paying attention, that is.  That’s the important part, were the independents paying attention.  I think they were and they still are paying attention, and I disagree that independents are moving away from the Tea Party.  Where are they going to go?  Over to President Downgrade and more of his failed policies?  I suppose if you sit in your ivory towers of academia, make a few phone calls, ask some questions, and formulate an opinion based off of loosely cohesive inquiries, and then everyone would fall out of favor with whatever party they prefer.

Maybe this is just history repeating itself?  Could it be?  Examine this 1934 opinion cartoon:

 

Substitute Capitalism for Tea Party

Substitute Capitalism for Tea Party, and link in Obama, and you’ve got Uncle FDR’s solution to prosperity.  Spend, Spend, Spend!  By the way, if you think this cartoon from Chicago Tribune in 1934 is a hoax, the copywrite date is in the lower right corner, and I’ve linked it to Snopes.  Click on the pic to authenticate.

It is eerily parallel to today’s economy and the position the Tea Party has taken is to prevent the country from defaulting on the economy.  We need to cut spending, but where to cut?  The Tea Party would like your feedback.  Click here and answer a few tough questions.

Can you count on congress, and the Gang of 12 committee, to make the tough decisions on spending cuts?  Well, let’s see what gang member Rep. James Clyburn (Dumbocrat – S.C.) thinks:

 

As part of the package to raise the debt ceiling, for instance, Congress locked in more than $900 billion in domestic spending cuts up front, and created the supercommittee to identify at least $1.5 trillion in additional deficit reduction. There were no stimulus provisions or revenue hikes.

Clyburn said he’ll be pushing for revenue raisers – not just cuts – in the next round in order to “secure our nation’s financial future in a fair and balanced way that requires shared sacrifice and creates opportunity for all Americans.”

Clyburn calls this “tithing“, meaning raising your taxes.  So here’s a great example of not cutting spending, but adding more spending.   As I have stated before in previous posts, the Socialist democrats are not serious about cutting spending.  We have yet to hear from John “who served in Vietnam” Kerry on his brain-farts on spending cuts increases.  Clyburn politicizes the faux budget committee into a wealth redistribution program.  It just proves the socialist democrats are not serious about spending cuts, but they are serious about destroying this nation’s economy.

Hilo Tea Party

Reports about the Tea Party’s demise are greatly exaggerated.  However, reports on America’s demise are quickly becoming a reality.  Since China is our largest creditor they have some major political influence on this country’s policies, and if China doesn’t like something, they can tell Washington what to do, and they have.  Has our debt weakened our sovereignty?

Bowing to Chinese pressure, the U.S. will deny Taiwan’s request for 66 new F-16C/D fighter aircraft, a Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (MND) official said.

So how many more deals have been thwarted by our creditors?  This is a direct result of why being in debt with this nation’s enemies is going to destroy our Republic.  This is what the Tea Party is trying to prevent.  And for that, the socialists that want to destroy this Republic by calling us terrorists.

So who are the real terrorists?  The EPA (Employment Prevention Agency) has prevented the expansion of industries to grow citing environmental concerns.  The Interior department refuses to issue permits for energy development.  The Justice Department denies due process to victims of crime and equal protection under the law.  A president that openly promotes a socialist agenda.

The Tea Party wants a return to Constitutional values.  This is why we have a Declaration of Independence and not Dependence.  Remember, Obama could not recite the Declaration of Independence because he doesn’t believe where our Rights come from.  God!

 He can’t bring himself to say the Creator

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, which among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.   These rights are given to us by God.  Not by man.  These rights cannot be taken away.  Man made rights can be taken away, but not God’s.  This is who we are, this is the Tea Party.

What’s For Breakfast?

 

Egg McKini with Hash Browns and Solo Papaya

 

 

 

EO13575 & UN A21

 

‘A’ole ike pono i na mea e lawelawe  ‘ia ana – Not clearly seeing what’s going on

 

It began quietly, not everyone saw it coming.  The periphery of liberty was fading.  Our basic human rights as defined in the Constitution were being taken away and no one saw it coming.  Some did, some raised the alarms, but the vast majority of us didn’t.  It came when we were distracted by other issues of the day.  What the buzz was all about.  While preoccupied with the minutia of a loud mouth congressman indiscretion with sexting pictures of himself, Obama issued executive order 13575.

What is executive order 13575?  Watch this video to learn how this effects you.

On June 9, 2011, President Obama issued a sweeping executive order for a White House Rural Council that purports to exert broad municpal powers over the food, fiber, and energy production of Rural American. Where’s the Line, America to how much power the president can amass by executive order?

 

Look at all the agencies involved in this executive order and ask yourself, why do you need all this bureaucracy?  (a) The Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as the Chair of the Council, which shall also include the heads of the following executive branch departments, agencies, and offices:

(1) the Department of the Treasury;
(2) the Department of Defense;
(3) the Department of Justice;
(4) the Department of the Interior;
(5) the Department of Commerce;
(6) the Department of Labor;
(7) the Department of Health and Human Services;
(8) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
(9) the Department of Transportation;
(10) the Department of Energy;
(11) the Department of Education;
(12) the Department of Veterans Affairs;
(13) the Department of Homeland Security;
(14) the Environmental Protection Agency;
(15) the Federal Communications Commission;
(16) the Office of Management and Budget;
(17) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
(18) the Office of National Drug Control Policy;
(19) the Council of Economic Advisers;
(20) the Domestic Policy Council;
(21) the National Economic Council;
(22) the Small Business Administration;
(23) the Council on Environmental Quality;
(24) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs;
(25) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or the Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate.
(b) A member of the Council may designate, to perform the Council functions of the member, a senior-level official who is part of the member’s department, agency, or office, and who is a full-time officer or employee of the Federal Government.
(c) The Department of Agriculture shall provide funding and administrative support for the Council to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations.
(d) The Council shall coordinate its policy development through the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council.

 

What’s eerie about this executive order is that it similar to the United Nations Agenda 21.  It is preceded by Clinton’s 1993 creation: President’s Council on Sustainable Development.  Sustainable development as defined is the cornerstone of UN Agenda 21 which mandates for theft of property by the government from the individual property owner.  Basically, if you, the land owner, are not using your property to the governments liking, then the government has the power to seize and confiscate private property and give it away to someone else.  That’s why they need all those agencies in this executive order.  For example, if one agency cannot remove you from your private property for breaking some bogus rule violation, there are dozens of other agencies to attack you.  So everything from national security to global warming could be used against you to unlawfully confiscate your property.

So what is UN Agenda 21 and how is this related to EO13575?  Watch this video.

 

It sounds like something out of Nazi Germany.  Notice the flowery names; Sustainable, Renewable, Global Development, with the implementation of this policy, is essentially surrendering our liberties to a collective government.  It’s communism, plain and simple.  It takes the liberties of the individual and gives that to the state.  With a stroke of a pen, Obama has brought us closer to this evil agenda.

Steps to implement this social engineering into a socialist Marxist state are already happening.  Notice that these are not Laws, but regulations by government agencies.  The first part in this executive order is to restrict farmers by restricting what crops they can grow, and what fertilizers and pesticides they can use.  California has already started this by preventing water to flow into the central valley.  By reasoning that a small fish is more important that growing food for human consumption and growing the economy, the government with its agencies have put people out of business.

This is not new news though; it has been going on for quite awhile.  Stealthily chipping at the foundations of the Constitution has been the agenda by the socialist democrats for years.  The idea that a centralized government control has always been the end goal for the socialists.  They manufactured the housing crisis by forcing the banks to give home loans to people that couldn’t afford it.  So now we have all these homes either in foreclosure, or at risk of foreclosure, and since one of the goals of Agenda 21 is to eliminate private property, what better way for the government to aid homeowners but to become their landlords?

The Obama administration may turn thousands of government-owned foreclosures into rental properties to help boost falling home prices.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Wednesday it is seeking input from investors on how to rent homes owned by government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration.

At the end of last month, the government owned roughly 248,000 foreclosed homes, officials said. About 70,000 of those are listed for sale. But officials expect the number of foreclosures to soar in the coming months.

Many foreclosures have been stalled so attorneys general and federal regulators can investigate whether lenders cut corners and improperly handled thousands of cases. Once a settlement is finalized, foreclosures are expected to pick up again and further depress home prices.

Converting the homes into rentals may reduce “credit losses and help stabilize neighborhoods and home values,” said Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie.

So, if your landlord doesn’t like your politics, they can find a way to evict you, but that’s the whole point, isn’t it?

 

What’s For Dinner?

Barramundi en Papillote

 

 

 

A Government That Does Not Fear

The people that believe the government owns everything

 

“When the government fears the people,
there is liberty.

When the people fear the government,
there is tyranny.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

And tyranny is rampant in our government.  From the Socialist agenda of the Obama Regime; to the corruption of democrats, and the complicity of journalists, that deliberately distorts and hides the truth.

When politicians refuse to answer questions about their actions, then it’s time ask, what are they hiding?  That’s what happened when Dick Durbin (Dumbass – IL) was asked about his responsibility for the Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the U.S. economy.

You either may or may not know of Dick Durbin’s pertinacious attitude to lavishly point his finger of blame at everyone, make fictitious accusations, and wraps himself in a faux layer of virtuous innocence.  However, when confronted with the record of his actions, he feigns guiltless responsibility.  Here’s Dick Durbin surrounded by his media minions that do the dirty work of hiding his true record of accomplishments.  He won’t answer the question, because he knows he’s guilty.  Guilty of misusing his position in congress and adding to the misery index of Obama’s regime.

 

 

He’s the Senator that hysterically compared the treatment of the Gitmo detainees to Nazis, Soviet gulags, and Pol Pot. While calling for an end to “hateful” rhetoric, he’s the one who wrongfully pointed his crooked finger at the Tea Party Movement and Gov. Sarah Palin, blaming them for the Tucson massacre and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Recently, he’s the one that, hypocritically, accused the Tea Party Republicans of “political extortion” in the debt ceiling debate.

 

Durbin is not the only one with a crooked finger of blame, there’s also Nazi Piglosi.  The chief architect’s to Obama’s plan to destroy the health care system in America, to bankrupt the nation, and to transform our country into a version of European socialist utopia.  Here, Piglosi uses the ire of racism to blame the GOP for the budget debacle.  Ironic, she voted against Obama’s budget.

 

 

Remember that Nazi Piglosi called the Tea Party “Astro Turf ” implying that the grassroots wasn’t real.  She also said unemployment benefits are good for the economy.  Well, how’s that working out?

 

And most, if not all, the democrats in congress and in government are either communists or socialists.  Their answer to our nation’s problems is to spend more of your money.  They want to increase taxes, not on just the corporations, but on everyone.  Their philosophy has been to spend our way into prosperity.  They justify that by saying that lowering taxes only makes the rich richer.

Well, yes it does.  It also allows the rich invest, and that investment creates jobs, and more jobs create tax revenue.  That has been proven over and over again.  When more people are working, the more tax revenue flows into the treasury.  Socialist democrats called that voodoo economics.

So let’s look at this budget that was passed and got us a downgrade by S&P.  First, it didn’t stop spending; it increased spending by raising the debt ceiling $2.4 Trillion.  Second, the spending cuts are not immediate, they occur over 10 years.  That’s not a spending cut when it’s pushed down the road.  With this irresponsible budget, it’s no wonder why S&P downgraded us.  You cannot increase your spending and say you’ll cut spending later.  That just doesn’t make sense.

During the GOP debate, the question asked was, “would you agree to raise taxes with a spending cut ratio of 10:1?”  Meaning, for every ten spending cuts, allow one tax increase.  Every republican refused to agree to that idea.  An idea proposed by the media, the Fox media no less.  I found that to be a gotcha question because if anyone had agreed to that, their campaign would have been over.

Taxes are already destructively too high, so any tax hike of any kind will kill more jobs.
Tax hikes would have been immediate.  The promised spending cuts won’t ever actually take place.

Yet, the spending continues to be out of control.  For example, Democratic Hill staffers head to Maui on taxpayers’ dime for Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing.

“It’s outrageous that Senate Democrats have so little respect for the American taxpayer that in the same month they buried our credit rating, they’re heading to Hawaii to celebrate,”
Sleight of hand government. The government doesn’t fear the people.  This must change.  These people cannot be shamed into doing the right thing for the country.  They must be removed from office.  The fate of our nation’s health and future depends on changing the face of the presidency and the congress.  I fear we will not last as a nation unless this is done in 2012.

What’s for Dinner?

 

Shrimp Fri Diablo with Micro-Green Salad and Seared Diver Scallop

 

 

 

 

 

Sooper Scooper Committee

Ho'opohō Kōmike

 

The committee is setup for failure.  Admit it, you don’t have any confidence in this dog and pony show either.  The Super Committee, as it’s called, is suppose to be a committee of bi-partisan members to find at least $1.2 trillion more in spending cuts, with $1.5 trillion a more desired outcome.  This committee’s socialist democrat members are not serious about cutting spending.

 

They’re just not serious are they? Hasn’t this been done before?  Bowles-Simpson committee made recommendations, they were dismissed.  Republican’s came up with two budgets, both were tabled by Harry Reid.  Obama’s budget was unanimously voted down, 97-0.  No hope, no change.  Both parties passed a weak budget and we got a credit downgrade because of it.  What Leadership?

 

The Socialist Democrats chose:

From the Senate Harry Reid chose:

Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana and John Kerry of Massachusetts

From the House Nazi Pelosi chose:

Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, Xavier Becerra of California and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland

 

The Conservative right chose:

From the Senate Mitch McConnell chose:

Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Dave Camp of Michigan and Jon Kyl of Arizona

From the House John Boehner chose:

Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio and Fred Upton of Michigan

Solid Conservative performers with the right background and temperament to achieve fair and balanced spending cuts.  However…..

The socialists democrats are not serious about reducing the debt and spending.  They are not serious.  Just look at who they put on their Marxist team:  John “who served in Vietnam” Kerry, Patty Murray, Chris Van Hollen and Jim Clyburn?  These are the most partisan members of congress.   Then there is Max Baucus who seemed to have a drinking problem during the Obamacare fiasco.  Xavier Becerra is only interested in legalizing illegal immigrants. They are all totally unqualified to make the hard choices.  This is a total  joke.  A waste of taxpayers monies and time.

 

EPIC FAIL

 

What’s For Dinner?

 

BEGGING FOR FOOD

 

 

 

 

S&P Downgrades America

The actions by Standard and Poor’s to downgrade America’s credit rating from AAA to AA+, wasn’t unexpected.  The S&P warned about it, the Tea Party fought against it, but Congress passed it anyway.  The debt deal gave Obama a $2.4 Trillion increase in spending.  We fought against an increase in the debt ceiling, unless there were significant cuts in spending.  We didn’t get that.

The Obama Regime quickly pointed out there was $2 Trillion math error on S&P’s part.  So what’s the difference between 2 Trillion and 14+ Trillion?   You’re still spending too much.

So now, S&P downgrades the United States of America’s Credit rating!  Who’s the blame?  The blame lays on Obama and the Socialists Democrats, and Republicans in Congress.  An attempt to blame anyone else is not dealing with reality.  The reality is since Obama’s inauguration, there hasn’t been a budget passed, spending had increased during the 5 years the Socialists Democrats own both houses of Congress.  More money has been spent by this Regime in two years that any other in our nation’s history!  The Tea Party had nothing to do with this spending problem.

 

Here’s what Standard and Poor’s had to say:

Our opinion is that elected officials remain wary of tackling the
structural issues required to effectively address the rising U.S. public debt
burden in a manner consistent with a ‘AAA’ rating and with ‘AAA’ rated
sovereign peers

Read the report for yourself.  I have it linked above.

Roots of the problem:  Spending.  Bailouts, and the housing market.  Government over-regulations.  Congress is spending too much money on programs that are not needed and cost too much.  The Stimulus programs didn’t work.  Bailout have not worked.  Additionally, the stimulus programs was designed not create jobs.  The stimulus programs only protected Public Union jobs.

The Big Joke

Corporate Bailouts:  Corporations were bailed out of their financial mess, the insurance industry, and the auto industry.  Tax payer monies spent to keep these failing businesses afloat was a waste of money.  Those industries are still failing and no amount of money has helped restore them.  They should have been allowed to fail, reorganize and start over.  Instead, the same policies that caused these corporations to fail are being allowed to continue.  Nothing has changed.  Corporations like General Electric are still not paying taxes, and that’s not being addressed.  Instead, Obama wants to tax personal incomes of $250,000 or more.

 

Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac: the nation’s largest housing lenders are asking for another bailout of $5.1 Billion on top of the $169 Billion that was already given to keep these organizations solvent.  They are still lending money to people who cannot afford the house they are in.  Again, the same policies that got us into trouble are being allowed to continue.  S&P understands that and that’s also in their report.

 

Government Over-regulation:  Obama has put a moratorium on drilling for oil.  Permits for drilling haven’t been issued.  Government agencies like the EPA are preventing industries from growing with burdensome environmental regulations.  The Interior department is preventing oil companies from extracting oil from our own reserves.  This has put thousands of people out of work.  The ripple effect of this crushing over-regulation is affecting industries across all sectors of the economy.  It has caused prices to rise on just about everything.  It has caused people to default on their mortgages.  These issues are not being addressed and S&P states this.

 

Keynesian Economics:  The theory of spending your way to prosperity, the policy that Obama and his failed economic team have employed, will not work.  Not only does it defy the laws of economics, it has never worked anywhere where it has been tried.  If you were to max out your credit, have no savings, and asked the bank for a load, you would be directed to the door.  This is what has effectively happened with our economy.  The bailouts and job killing regulations do not make for sound economic policy.  Other bad legislation; the Frank-Dodd Act and the SarbanesOxley Act are just two more examples of bad economic legislation.

 

Now what do we do?

Apply Censorship:  John Kerry, who once served in Vietnam, tried to convince the Lame Stream Media that they shouldn’t talk about the Tea Party.  Let’s blame the Tea Party for this colossal failure in government.  Let’s avoid blaming those that got us into this mess.

 

This is a tried and true tactic of Socialists; censor those that don’t agree with your destructive economic policies.  Refuse to take ownership of your policy malfeasance inflected on this country.

 

Green Technology: Another farcical fantasy.  Like turning General Motors into a green technology company that cannot sell $40,000 electric cars.  Placing windmills on public lands that kill birds.  Now that’s thinking green, isn’t it!  Environmentalist gave that a pass.  The infrastructure doesn’t exist to replace current technologies, so the EPA forces the shutdown of electrical plants.  Putting more blight on the land with nonsensical expensive useless technology.

See what windmills are doing to destroy our islands

 

Demonize the Tea Party:  Already in a previous post, I stated how Socialist members of Congress and the media were blaming the Tea Party, because we wanted a reduction in spending.  The budget bill didn’t make sufficient spending cuts, it actually increased spending.  That’s why Standard and Poor’s downgraded our credit rating.  Blaming the Tea Party for Obama’s economic malfeasance is not dealing with reality.  Even before the 2010 elections which brought in Tea Party members of congress, Standard and Poor’s was issuing warning about our credit worthiness.  We were on a Credit Watch long before the 2010 elections.  Standard and Poor’s continues to warn that our credit rating is subject to further decline if the true causes of our economic problems are not addressed.  Blaming the Tea Party for forcing Congress to face the reality of the debt crisis is simply not dealing with reality.

 

Refuse to Accept the Truth:  The Treasury argues there’s a 2 trillion math error in S&P’s figures.  What are 2 trillion differences when you have over 14 trillion in debt?  Members of the Tea Party in Congress understood the problem, that’s why they were elected to congress, to try and prevent what just happened with our credit rating, and worse.

 

Obamacare needs to be repealed:  That monstrosity of legislation took $500 Billion out of Medicare and the real burden of tax increases starts in 2014.  If people haven’t seen what’s going to happen when the Obamacare provisions start to take place, then this downgrade is going to seem much milder in scope.  The damage to the economy will be worse once Obamacare implements in 2014.

 

Commission a Super Committee:  What will they do?  More of the same I fear.  There have been studies before, there have been budgets that address the spending problems, i.e. see Ryan’s Budget.  In both houses of Congress, both Socialist Democrats and Beltway Elitists Republicans have refused to address the spending problems.  We don’t have a revenue (alias for tax) problem, we have a spending problem.  This is just prolonging the inevitable further downgrading of our credit rating.

 

Call for Class Warfare:  Once the damage begins take hold, expect Obama and the Socialists to call for tax increases on the “Rich“.  They want to attack the personal incomes of anyone making $250,000 a year or more.  Hollywood boneheads like Matt Damon will say, “I want to pay more in taxes“.  Well, then dumbass, pay more taxes, what’s stopping you?  Talk is cheap, but when the government starts to raise their taxes, watch to see just how giving they become.  A tax increase will only exasperate into another recession or worse a depression.

 

Solutions: Listen to the Tea Party.  Reduce government job crushing regulations.  Repeal Obamacare.  Enact Medicare and Social Security reforms.  Eliminate wasteful unneeded government agencies, i.e. EPA and the Education Department.  Enact a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that will include the flexibility to deal with disasters and wars.  Reform the tax code.  Remove corporate tax loopholes like the ones that allow General Electric to make Billions in profit, without paying any taxes. Do not allow a second term for Obama.  Elect Tea Party candidates.

The solutions are there, but as S&P points out, Congress hasn’t addressed the root causes of the our of control spending.  Look into the mirror Congress and stop blaming others for your problems.

What’s For Breakfast?

 

Ham and Cheese Omelet with Home Fries and Fresh Fruit

Enjoy it now, because it’s going to get a lot more expensive

 

 

 

Media Bias Against The Tea Party

Media Bias : Click Me

 

It seems the media pretend to be journalists are struggling to do their best to characterize the Tea Party people as violent extremists.  From Joe “BiteMe” Biden calling Tea Party people terrorists, and then denying it, you have to wonder what part of the Cracked Head Club he belongs to?

Here’s “Lean Forward’s” pMSNBC Martin Bashir with Stanton Peele psychoanalyzing the Tea Party.  Notice the claims by Mr. Peele of violent tendencies by the Tea Party.  Who is Stanton Peele?

Stanton Peele is a writer for the Huffington Post.  He claims to be an attorney, a psychologist, and addiction expert.  He’s written a couple of books on the subject of addiction, so I guess that makes him some kind of expert.  I suppose that anyone can claim to be an expert in anything they want.

 

I love the dismissive attitude by both Bashir and Peele.  The accusations without either any evidence, examples, or proof that anyone associated with Tea Party movement has displayed any violent, illegal, or criminal activities.  All assumptions.  Well, I can assume with the best of them also.  But how about some facts:

This administration in 2009 dropped the phrase “war on terror”.  You couldn’t use the term “terrorist” when describing Islamic terrorists.  But members of the Obama administration and congress freely use that description to characterize the Tea Party.

The media was quick to point fingers at the Tea Party and Sarah Palin after the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy.  The media was quick to blame the Norway acts of terrorism on Christian right wing radicals.  When both incidents were committed by deranged crazed people, but don’t try an convince these POS of facts.

 

But what’s a bias pretend-to-be-reporter and questionable psychoanalyst to do, but pander to their base.

 

Stealing Jimmah's Thunder of being the worse President Evah!

 

 

What’s For Dinner?

 

Cheese Ravioli

 

 

 

 

 

Slanderous Spendaholict Socialist Democrats

Who won in this budget deal that both Houses of Congress and the President passed?  It wasn’t the Tea Party, it wasn’t the Socialist Democrats either, it was Obama.  Obama gets a blank check to spend $2.4 Trillion dollars. The real losers are the American Taxpayers.  We get screwed again.

There were no spending cuts.  There were no cuts to Obamacare.  There was no tax reform.  How can you get budget cuts when you raise the debt ceiling?  How can you increase the debt limit, and call that a cut in spending?  This deal puts our country at risk.  It is Servitude!

Now, throughout this whole process of crafting a budget crap sandwich, the Slanderous Spendaholict Socialist Democrats were practicing the their art of deception.  The real extremists during this whole debacle were the Socialists Leftist Democrats.  They called the Tea Party TERRORISTS, the party of NO and wanting to take down the government.  They accused the Tea Party of putting a gun to the American Public’s Head as Hostages!  Really?

A caller into Rush Limbaugh says, “If the Socialist Democrats want to call us names, okay then, we’ll call the democrats Financial Pedophiles because they are stealing children’s futures

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Tea Party Terrorist?

OR PATRIOT!

We DO want to shrink the government, okay!  We DO want the government to fear the people, okay!  For the government that does less is good government.  The Tea Party should be commended for standing up for principle, for holding the line on spending, for forcing an end to run-away government spending.  However, we didn’t win anything, but we will continue to deliver the message of responsible government in 2012.  Listen carefully to this message of hate, it’s your future.

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This congressman needs to take a drug test.  This is the same idiot that wanted to know if the Military buildup in Guam would make the Island tip over.  For Real! Listen to this idiot.

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Seriously, drug test this nutcase!!!

(And there’s probably others that need testing also)

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We Print What We Are Told To Print

Then the lame stream media went on a tirade of Tea Party bashing, echoing the same mantra the Socialists Democrats and Obama did of comparing the Tea Party as economic terrorists.  If you tell a lie often enough, does it become true?  First we, the Tea Party, were called racists, and then we were called Hobbits, then hostage takers and terrorists.  Let alone being called, bitter clingers.  Just see!

The socialist would argue that past president’s raised the debt ceiling and they’ll say, “See!  They raised the debt limit and they did it many times before“.  Okay, so what’s the difference?  Both Bush and Clinton had 8 year terms, and both Presidents increased the debt ceiling a number of times also.  However, their numbers are nowhere near what Obama has spent in just two short years.

Whose the Big Spender?

They just voted to raise the debt ceiling another $2.4 Trillion.  No new taxes, no real spending cuts, and no balancing of the budget.  And Mitch McConnell tells us we won?  Are you kidding me?

The argument boils down to two points:  Raise Taxes or Reduce Spending.  The Socialist Democrats want to increase spending and raise taxes.  Socialist Democrats within the Obama Regime say they want to raise taxes on the “Rich“.  The Socialist Democrats want to increase our over-extending credit and raise the debt ceiling so they can spend more of your tax dollars.  The Tea Party Republicans want to reduce spending, balance the budget and shrink the size of government.

Support the Tea Party! It's You, and your children's Future

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The election of 2010 brought in fresh new faces into Congress and local governments.  A lot of these new people were Tea Party candidates and they were elected with a mission; to reduce the size of government and to stop runaway spending.  To get the country back to fiscal sanity.  Despite the childish name calling by the Socialist Democrats and their Media Minions, the Tea Party Freshmen and Women held the line.  They pressured House Leader Boehner to grow a spine and not to cave into the democrats demand to further place the country economic peril.

Save us from the Obama Wreckovery

From the NRSC:

The market uncertainty is still there.  The Bush Tax Cuts will be allowed to expire and businesses are planning for the hit to their bottom-line, and taxpayers had better be planning for the hit to their pocketbook.  Government regulations are increasing and hurting the employment market.  There will be more job losses as employers decide where to make up the loss revenue differences.

The Employment Prevention Agency (EPA) is forcing the shutdown of electrical plants without any available alternative thus threatening the power grid.  There are no windmills and solar panels to replace these plants.  None of the pixie dust and unicorns of green technology is available.

“We support regulations that achieve long-term environmental benefits while protecting customers, the economy and the reliability of the electric grid, but the cumulative impacts of the EPA’s current regulatory path have been vastly underestimated, particularly in Midwest states dependent on coal to fuel their economies,” AEP CEO Michael Morris said in a statement.

With the EPA forcing coal powered plants to shut down, and the oil industry prevented from drilling and refining by the Interior Department, the cost of fuel to power this nation is rising at the gas pump.  Remember, Obama’s Cap and Tax Pledge? Under Obama’s plan, he said that electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.  Didn’t people hear that?  The Socialist Environmentalist did.

Obama has been in campaign mode since his 2008 inauguration.  Expect him to ratchet up the revenue rhetoric (raising taxes).  Class Warfare will be the message; Raise taxes on the so called rich.  But how can you justify raising taxes on the rich when you have corporations like General Electric parking their profits overseas and virtually paying no taxes?  When Obama says raise taxes on the rich, he means small business owners.  He means people that create jobs, here in this country.  Obama’s not talking about corporations like General Electric which are shipping jobs overseas; he’s talking about Oil companies subsidies.  He’s not talking about the taxpayers monies that were squandered away in General Motors bailouts. Or stimulus money spent for “Shovel Ready Jobs” that weren’t shovel-ready.  The Unions made out like bandits, but after two stimulus dumps into the economy, there is no infrastructure rebuilding, there’s no road and bridges being built and repaired, and there’s still no jobs.  Yet, Obama’s is going to generate another stimulus using the 2.4 Trillion, money that we don’t have.  Obama will make the case that we need to “invest” in our crumbling infrastructure.  And just to burn a hole in the pocket of taxpayer’s monies, as soon as that budget was passed, it’s already spent.

U.S. debt shot up $239 billion on Tuesday — the largest one-day bump in history — as the government flexed the new borrowing room it earned in this week’s debt-limit increase deal.

Whenever, the Socialist Democrats don’t get their way, the name calling starts.  It is this vile and slanderous name calling are what the Socialists Democrats engage in when they cannot spend and waste your tax dollars.  It is a bullying tactic to try and persuade the public into believing the false propaganda the Socialist Democrats spew on a daily basis.  Take this news conference for example:

As you can see in the video, there is no statement presented in justification, no explanation, and no logical argument to support their case.  Because the bill contains subsidies for small airports in these Socialist Democrats districts, and the question is; do we need to fund these little used airports?  Is there a need to subside these airports? These are airports that get very little traffic, but because the Socialist Democrats want to spend money without any prioritization and budgeting, they begin a petulant crybaby tirade.  Why can’t they prioritize the spending?  They don’t want to.

They have no reason or justification for spending your money.  They cannot argue on facts, because they have none.  This has always been the Socialist Democrats method of operation.  Just spend your tax money without any fiscal responsibility and then tax you more.  And when the Socialist Democrats don’t get their way, the first thing they do is gather reporters for a news conference and accuse others of being hostage takers.  They use graphic and often violent descriptions to demonize others.

If you put these people in charge of running the Sahara Desert, you’ll soon run out of sand, to paraphrase Milton Freeman.  The Socialist Democrats have been in charge of the economy since 2006 when they were elected to the House majority.  When Obama was elected under his Hope and Change, fundamentally transform America campaign promise, spending increased to a magnitude never seen before in this country’s history.  The 2010 election brought in the Tea Party freshmen and women to put a stop to this economic suicide.  It is true that both parties have overspent.  This is why Tea Party candidates were elected to replace both parties, and not just the Socialists Democrats, which hold the lion’s share of the spending problem.  These Socialist Democrats are career politicians.  They have been getting rich off of the taxpayer’s monies.  It’s your money.

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What’s For Dinner?

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Chew Slowly

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