Internet Censorship

The FCC has voted 2-1 to repeal the onerous Obama era rules to control the internet.  Under the false claim that the internet needs to be fair and equal for everyone. The charge that ISP (Internet Service Providers) were throttling the speed and bandwidth of internet access in favor of customers that were willing to pay for the faster service.  That was never true.

“FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants the commission repeal the rules that reclassified internet service providers as if they were utilities. He thinks the open internet rules adopted under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, were unnecessary and harm jobs and investment.”

Essentially, the Obama regime wanted to take control of the internet and make it a public utility.  In effect making the internet like a service controlled by the government. Similar to water, sewer, and electric services, the internet would be controlled by a government panel where access cost and content would be controlled by the government.

However, the internet is a source of innovation and free market development.  That freedom would have been taken away by the government. An innovator would have to meet certain government regulations in order to meet government regulatory approvals. Thus throwing a road-block into developers to improve, develop new technologies, and provide open access to the internet.

The internet is not an essential public utility. People lives would not be irreparably harmed if they didn’t use the internet. The internet is more of a luxury than an essential public service. Electric, water, sewer are essential public services for obvious reasons of health and quality of life.  However, the internet is luxury.

There are people that live off the grid without internet and telephone services, and they survive just fine. My parents couldn’t make heads or tails of the internet, even though they took computer classes at the community college. I remember my father complaining about popup ads and asking why do they do this on the internet. I said it’s like a newspaper, but with ads that popup to get your attention.

People worry that their internet access and costs would be at the mercy of the ISP provider. The beauty of a free market internet is that you are free to choose your ISP provider.  Just like newspapers, you can switch to another publisher, and just like your internet provider, you can switch to another ISP provider.  If you don’t like Comcast, then you can switch to another provider like either Time-Warner, Verizon or some local provider.

Under a “One-Size-Fits-All” net neutrality government run utility, you don’t get a choice in providers. You get what the government approves. The government isn’t effective in controlling commerce, but the government would try to control internet content and that’s a scary thought.

Because Net Neutrality would be government controlled, it also means the government would control the content on the internet.  The internet would be subject to political influences.  The Alt-Left socialists, a.k.a. democrats, want to censor and restrict access to internet content.  Just like when the “Fairness Doctrine” was passed in 1949 to restrict the content on the radio.  Net Neutrality would restrict Free Speech.  The socialist left in America is pushing hard to restrict your First Amendment, and they are not trying to hide it.

The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was — in the Commission’s view — honest, equitable, and balanced.

Thus the name “Net Neutrality”.  The left claims it would make the internet fair and balanced, but in reality it would restrict the content and censor free speech.  The left is good at creating flowery names to impose socialism on Americans.  President Ronald Reagan repealed the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 and that has brought freedom to the radio airwaves. The explosion of Conservative Talk Radio has become very popular.  Just like freedom of the airwaves, freedom of the internet is essential for the proliferation of free expression.

If you don’t like the opinions, then the solution is simple! You change the channel!  Just like newspapers, if you don’t like the content, then you can find another newspaper.  That is the value of a Free Market Capitalist system. The popularity of Conservative Talk Radio has moved to the internet, and the purpose of Net Neutrality is to restrict content as “honest, equitable, and balanced”. Which is socialist code for censorship of free speech.

Here’s an example: Remember “Air America?” Air America was a leftist radio program organized by socialists personalities to counter the popularity of Conservative Talk Radio. It didn’t last very long. Why? Because of the content. It’s wasn’t entertaining. It was mostly hate speech and it quickly turn people off, and the people switched off Air America.  The free market determined the fate of Air America.  If Net Neutrality were enacted, then the government would fund this content to keep it on the air.  Is that a good use of your tax dollars?

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Government: If It Ain’t Broke, We’ll Fix It

netNeutrality

Net Neutrality is the government’s takeover of the internet.  The government says the regulations are needed to make the internet fair.  When was the internet unfair?  This is nothing more than a power grab by the government to tax and add unnecessary fees and regulations to internet providers, who in turn will pass those costs onto the consumer.

The internet is not a utility, and neither should it be treated like a utility.  The liberal progressives and Obama want to regulate the internet like a utility.  What it means for anyone using the internet: Higher Costs!

Have you ever looked closely at your phone bill?  Have you ever wondered what are all those little charges at the end of your bill?

  • Access Recovery Charge
  • Federal Excise Tax
  • Federal Universal Service Fee
  • Intrastate Surcharge
  • Public Service Company Tax
  • PUC Tax
  • Subscriber Line Charge
  • Telecommunications Relay Service

These are just some of the extra fees and taxes that are added to your phone bill.  If your phone company is your internet provider, then these are just some of the utility charges tacked onto your monthly billing.

Currently, the internet is open and free.  So why does the government think that rules need to be applied?  Answer: Control.  Once the government starts making rules as to the accessibility to the internet content, then it will be like an electronic curtain that will descend and restrict access to certain sites.  It’s a pay to play scheme by the government to extort fairness at a cost.  A corporate protection racket that uses government as the muscle.

The government will use the straw-man argument that providers regulate network speeds, but network speeds have been getting faster year after year.  Broadband speeds are faster now, than they were 5 years ago.  The free market has been encouraging innovation and competition by internet service providers (ISP).  Yet, the government makes the argument that network providers are not fair.

That’s where the free market comes into play.  There’s not a lack of service providers, and people who are dissatisfied with their ISP can find another provider.  What it really is corporations trying to protect their monopoly over their competition.  Basically, larger companies trying to block out smaller companies with better ideas.

Obama’s secret, 332-page “Net Neutrality” document is a scheme for federal micro-managing of the Internet to extract billions in new taxes from consumers and again enforce progressives’ idea of honest, equitable, and balanced content fairness.

So why is the document a secret?  It’s because the government wants to regulate all websites and apps to force providers into unfair regulatory burdens based on what the government calls “fairness”.  If you are app developer, then the FCC will put regulations on your intellectual property.  If you run a website for your business, then the FCC will regulate who can access your website based on their regulatory rules.

It essentially means the end of the internet.  This has got to stop.  What the FCC is doing is the same thing as what China does to its people on the internet.  Restricting access to a open and free internet.  It is what Obamacare is to healthcare services.  It just increases the cost of doing business and destroys development innovation.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Under Title II, regulators will have the power to invalidate many Internet practices that deliver enormous value to consumers. Today, Amazon has a deal with Sprint enabling Kindle’s rapid downloads of e-books, which competing e-book sellers could claim was “unjust.” The WhatsApp messaging system acquired by Facebook lets people text for free, which traditional mobile phone companies might well consider “unreasonable.” Netflix will regret lobbying for Title II if its competitors object to its special deals that enable its smooth delivery of bandwidth-intensive video.

Under Title II, almost all Web operations will be subject to bureaucratic control. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court warned that if the FCC treated the Internet as a telecommunications service, it “would subject to mandatory common carrier regulation all information service providers that use telecommunications as an input to provide information service to the public”—in other words, almost all websites and apps would be subject to regulation.

This means the FCC will be able to decide the “reasonableness” of many websites and services: Regulators could micromanage Google search results on the ground that the company uses “telecommunications” to link to other sites. The FCC could oversee news publishers that link to other news sites or have online advertisements connecting to advertiser websites. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter involve telecommunication services, as do email services from Google and Yahoo .

Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, hurts innovation and protects corporate monopolies.  The “Fairness Doctrine” forced AM radio stations to provide equal content on the airways.  Content that most people don’t find of any value, but it has to be done out of fairness, and not out of competitiveness.  National Public Radio (NPR), a taxpayer funded radio station, wouldn’t survive in an open market today.  Even though NPR gets a majority of its funding from taxpayer monies, it still has to perform public fund raising.  Begging for more money.

When Ronald Reagan eliminated the Fairness Doctrine regulation, it gave rise to the popular Conservative Talk Radio.  This new medium literally saved AM radio stations, which were diminishing to FM radio.  The popularity of Conservative Talk Radio has been the envy of leftist liberals.  They don’t like Conservative Talk Radio because it doesn’t fit their socialist narrative.  It cannot be controlled for equal content.  Conservative Talk Radio survives because it provides content consumers want.

If leftist liberals had control of the AM airwaves to force equal content, it would be similar to Michelle Obama’s school lunches, where the government will dictate what information you will be fed.  That does not feed Free Thinking with nutritional content.

Competition in the free markets created companies like Apple, Google and Twitter.  These technologies would have never existed using the 1934 regulations.  This innovation will now be regulated by a technology inept government that will be subjected by corporate lobbyists to monopolize their markets.   Companies will either survive, or die, based on what the consumer finds of value.  The government regulations will stifle innovations and new technologies that consumers will find of value will be prohibited from growing.

There would be no Apple today if these regulations were in place.  What the government is doing is going back to the days when AT&T controlled the phone lines and restricted who could plug into their network.  Innovation would revert back to a black corded phones hanging on the wall with a rotary dial.  Because the government will consider this technology protected, and it would be protected by lobbyist buying off politicians to protect their monopoly.

This has Obama and the democrats written all around this.  This government intrusion is neither needed nor wanted.

 

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What’s For Dinner?

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Pan Seared Ahi Tuna over Jasmine Rice and Vegetable Melange

 

 

Obama Thinks You Are Stupid

In a speech at a Fire Station in Roanoke VA, Obama said that you can’t achieve success on your own.

If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.

“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,” the president said. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.”

Sounds a lot like Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren, a liberal candidate for the US Senate in Massachusetts, in August 2011 when she said: “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.

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Unbelievable!  Does Obama really think that businesses didn’t become successful without working hard and being smart?  Does Obama really believe that you will accept this example of the Socialist Marxist Collectivist Communist Big Government rhetoric that Obama and people like him believe in?

Apparently so!  Or more to the point, what Obama is saying is that the government made you successful and that you have to share your success with everyone else.  This is why Obama is running around with more of the Class Warfare campaign message.

So your success is because you stole it from someone else.  It is pure redistributionist talk.  Suppose you were in college and someone wanted to redistribute your grade point average GPA.

So those students with good grades should share their GPA with those that didn’t earn it?  Listen to how students justify and compare that taxes are not the same thing.  How is that not different?  You’ve been successful in your studies and made a 4.0 GPA and now you have to share your points with others that didn’t work as hard.  Compare that to taxes; you have a business that is successful and you’ve made over $250,000 in income to grow and continue your business.  Now the government wants to tax your success at a higher rate and redistribute your money to those that aren’t that successful.

When the problem isn’t taxation, it’s spending.  After 3 and ½ years of malfeasance management of the economy, Obama is still blaming President George Bush.  Obama now claims that your success is not yours and that someone else contributed to your success.  You know what that means, you’ve got to give your hard earned money to whomever the government feels deserves it.

What’s my motivation?  Where’s the desire to go create a business and be successful?  If the government (Obama Regime) is not going to allow me to keep my money, then why should I work?

It’s very apparent that Obama wants to rewrite the U.S. Constitution from the Declaration of Independence to Dependence.  A European Socialist, cradle to grave, nanny state government.  We all know how well Europe is doing economically right?

I believe this has been Obama’s plan all along.  His vision of “Hope and Change” is to fundamentally transform America into a welfare nation.  The regime has been issuing more Food Stamps (EBT) than any other administration before.

Because the United States is and has been the most successful nation in the world, Obama believes that success was at the expense of other nations.  If anyone hasn’t noticed yet, but Obama has been redistributing American wealth to other countries, even to our enemies.

You can call the Obama regime the greatest outsourcing administration in American history.  Let’s take a brief look at this regime’s accomplishments:

Brazil got 2 billion dollars to drill oil for us.  Columbia got 2 billion dollars to refine the oil for us.  Fisker got $500 million sent to Finland to build electric cars.  $91 million went to a Texas wind farm that got their windmills from Mitsubishi — a Japanese company.   Jobs that Obama outsourced!  Read more here!

Obama the Outsourcer in Chief!  Then there’s the Solar panel companies that received billions of dollars that have all either gone bankrupt or moved their operations to Mexico and China.  All of it was taxpayer’s dollars that went overseas to employ non-Americans.  The success of Obama’s program has been creating jobs in other countries, but not here in the U.S.  The purpose of the stimulus was to stimulate other economies, just not ours.

Now the Obama regime wants to raise taxes on the “wealthy” people.  Wealthy means anyone making over $250,000.   With Obamacare now deemed a tax by the Supreme Court, taxes on everyone will be going up, not just the wealthy.  In those Obamacare taxes are some of the cruelest forms of punishment.  For example, parents of disabled children using Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) will be capped at $2,500, it is currently unlimited.  There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.  Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education.

Full List Of Obamacare Taxes Here!

Obama thinks you are stupid.  That you’ll believe this nonsense that without government, you will not be able to care for yourself, your healthcare and your future.  The government wants to control how you spend your money, so much so that they will tax it out of you by hook and by crook.  How much is enough?

 

 

 

 What’s For Dinner?

 

 

 Stir Fry Chicken Chow Fun

 

 

REPEAL OBAMACARE

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Toilet

Ever since Obama took office, spending by the Regime and the Socialist Democrats has gone into overdrive.  There is no sign the communist democrats in congress are willing to stop bankrupting this country.  Now, the regime has launched its minions to create a “distraction” and blame republicans in the House.  Using the same mantra of accusing republicans of doing nothing.   How can this be when the socialist democrats own the senate and the presidency?  It’s a lie!

Notice how Nazi Piglosi continues to blame George Bush!  After almost 4 years of socialist mismanagement by the democrats, they are going to pass off their failures onto republicans.  Are you buying this crap?  The republicans own one third, of one half of congress.  The democrats own the Senate and are sitting on Republican Jobs Bills that Prince Harry Reid will not bring to the floor.

The democrats trot out their caucus to spread lies and deception to the American people.  Republicans have several jobs bills already submitted, why haven’t we heard about them?  This is what really bugs me about the GOP; they won’t defend themselves against these attacks.  However, this morning on Fox News with Chris Wallace questioned Debbie Wassamatterwitherhair Schultz and the squirming to the burning question of policy mismanagement went on blame overload.

Solyndra was but one of many Green companies that the Regime pumped billions of tax payers monies into.  They have either failed, or have left the country for China.  Obama, along with GE’s Jeff Immelt joked about it.  They though it was funny that “shovel ready” wasn’t “shovel ready” as they expected.

But the fun doesn’t end here, there’s more!  The Obama regime’s track record of picking winners and losers is wasting taxpayer’s monies.  Is this responsible government and are the republicans at fault?

The ugly politics continues at General Motors. The Chevy Volt continues to costs taxpayers huge amounts of money while offering little in return. Cronies that are politically connected at companies like Fisker, Tesla and GE benefit as well as wealthy purchasers of the vehicles who receive $7,500 supplied by taxpayers who are average Americans that can not afford the car, much less the subsidies. All the while supporters of the vehicle imply that the Volt is benefiting society in some great way (with no substantiation) and is worth the billions of dollars purloined from taxpayers. And if you don’t like it, prepare to be attacked.

Billions of taxpayer dollars were recklessly spent in green projects that have benefited unions and Obama’s rich fat-cat campaign donor friends.  The bond holders and the American taxpayers are losing money over these bad investments.  The government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers.  The Soviet communists tried and failed to build an industrial complex equal to the United States.  Obama is following in the same failed steps as the former Soviet Union.

The failed Range Fuels wood-to-ethanol factory in southeastern Georgia that sucked up $65 million in federal and state tax dollars was sold Tuesday for pennies on the dollar to another bio-fuel maker with equally grand plans to transform the alternative energy world.

Not only is the Obama Regime wasting money in failed green technologies at taxpayer expense, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put heavy handed regulations on businesses.

The EPA, along with major environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and others, have engaged for decades in a massive propaganda effort to convince Americans they are imperiled by the nation’s air and water. It is a lie. As the author of “Regulators Gone Wild”, Rich Trzupeck notes, “Though our world is actually cleaner than ever, most Americans are convinced it is dirtier.”

It is this propaganda that the Socialist Democrats have been pushing on the American people.  The lies and deceptions are what the socialist are planning for Obama’s reelection campaign.  Because Obama cannot run on his record of accomplishments, they will resort to blaming Bush, blaming republicans and the American people.  Remember Obama said Americans were lazy.

Corruption by the Shovel Full

Remember when Joe “BiteMe” Biden touted John Corzine as the advice counselor on the economy?

Everyone has heard about Corzine’s company MF Global going bankrupt, and they illegally mingled customer’s cash in with their bad European investments.  They lost billions!  Yet, there’s O’l Joe Biden telling the American public to “trust me”!  But that wasn’t the first time O’l Joe called on Corzine, and this time, John Corzine crafted the plan for the economy.  Listen to this!

Rewards for such patriotism doesn’t go unnoticed, at least you can get a mansion in France with all that money Corzine….um, misplaced?!?!

Vanity Fair reports on Corzine’s personal life as well, saying that on October 15, two weeks before MF Global filed for bankruptcy, Corzine and his wife, Sharon Elghanayan, were at a birthday party in Paris talking about a château they were about to buy in the South of France.

Usually, the “tip of the iceberg” is what follows with such ironic hypocrisy.   How much more corruption is floating around the Obama regime that we just haven’t heard yet?  Ladies and Gentlemen this is your Socialist Democrat party.  A vote for them is a dollar removed from your wallet!  Or maybe more!

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What’s For Dinner

 

Chicken Vegetable Stir Fry over Chow Fun Noodles

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Pass This Jobs Bill Now!

Pass This Jobs Bill Now!

How many times did Obama say, “Pass This Bill Now!”?

Pass this jobs bill now, and we’ll throw in a second jobs bill!

Pass this jobs bill now, and get a free tax cut!

Pass this jobs bill now, and we’ll give you a Chevy Volt!

Pass this jobs bill now, and we’ll include EPA regulations!

Pass this jobs bill now, so Hillary will primary me!

Pass this jobs bill now, and lets stimulate the economy together!

Pass this jobs bill now, and get free health care!

Pass this jobs bill now, or I’ll hold my breath!

Pass this jobs bill now, so I can get reelected!

Pass this jobs bill now, so I can blame George Bush!

Pass this jobs bill now, so I can blame ATM’s!

Pass this jobs bill now, so I can blame earthquakes!

Pass this jobs bill now, so doctors won’t cut off feet!

Pass this jobs bill now, to prevent doctors from cutting out tonsils!

Pass this jobs bill now, and we’ll prevent further oil drilling!

Pass this jobs bill now, before climate change happens!

Pass this jobs bill now, to prevent the rise of the oceans!

Pass this jobs bill now, so the planet will heal!

Pass this jobs bill now, so we can watch football!

Pass this jobs bill now, and get a free breakfast!

Pass this job bill now, and we’ll include a veg-a-matic slicer!

Pass this jobs bill now, and get free Mandarin classes!

Pass this jobs bill now, and get free government cheese!

Pass this jobs bill now, and GE will ship more jobs overseas!

No Credit? Bad Credit? Low Credit? No Problem! Come get your Stimulus now!

Act now and we’ll include a Scam-Wow with every order!

Call Now!

1-800-PassThisBillNow!

Operators are standing by!

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What’s For Dinner?

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We have to pass the jobs bill now, to find out what is in the jobs bill.

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Obama Passes Card Check, By Fiat

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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)

 

 

 

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