Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Here he goes again....

"I respectfully request the opportunity to address a Joint Session of Congress on September 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. I is my intention to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy by strengthening small businesses, helping Americans get back to work, and putting more money in the paychecks of the Middle Class and working Americans, while still reducing our deficit and getting our fiscal house in order."

………….President Obama in a letter to a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, requesting to speak before a joint session of Congress next Wednesday night to lay out his jobs proposals.

How rarely do I start my posts with a direct statement from the Doofus-in-Chief?

I could be wrong, but this could be a first for me….but the occasion is so momentous that it deserves that particular honor of leading the way for me.

I don’t know about you but I am not exactly on tenterhooks waiting to see what this idiot has to say.

At least he has followed etiquette and requested “respectfully” that he address a joint session of Congress. This is somewhat surprising because this fool has shown a singular lack of knowledge of etiquette throughout his term. Perhaps he has a new etiquette zsar that we haven’t heard of yet? That would be one answer for this strange behavior!

Anyway, again, I digress.

This is a simple letter to Reid and Boehner. AT just 6 lines in length, one would be reasonably assured that it could not be too dangerous or contain too much BS….so today I am going to take a good hard look at the contents and find out what he is really saying. I may even count the number of lies he manages to include in these six short lines.

The first sentence starts reasonably enough…

“I respectfully request the opportunity to address a Joint Session of Congress on September 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.”

This is where we find the first lie. Following etiquette the President must request too speak to Congress…and the leaders of the House and the Senate are expected to accept that request. I don’t know what would happen if Boehner decided to refuse the request and I would love to see him respond as follows…

“Dear Mr. President, I must respectfully decline your request as the House is far too busy solving economic problems and finds it completely out of its focus to waste time listening to you prattle on about jobs. We would rather be taking action than listening to words.”

Of course that is not going to happen because a Presidential request is not a request at all…it is a demand. There is no room to decline. As this is an etiquette thing I will not count this as a lie.

However, the “respectfully” part is an out and out lie. Has Mr.Liar ever shown any respect to the members of Congress who disagree with his policies? Or has he called them people who would prefer to win political points than do what is right for the country? Has he supported their right to have different opinions and voice those opinions, or has he continually berated them as being intransigent? Where is the respect Mr. President? You don’t have any. You call for a kinder more reasoned rhetoric and yet you don’t ask the Congressional Black Caucus to tone it down when they go on their vitriolic rampages. Where is this respect, sir? The answer is simple…you do not have any!!

Your letter, if honest, would leave out that one word….you are a hypocrite when including respectfully in your request.

Lie number 1…just one word in…wow!!

Next sentence….

“my intention to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately…”

Mr. Idiot….have you never heard that the road to hell is paved with good intentions? I don’t care about your intentions…I want to know what you are ACTUALLY going to do. If you had stated that you are going to lay out a series of plans etc…I would applaud that….but you didn’t…you said what you intention is and that could become something totally different by the time 7th September comes around.

Your use of the term “intention” reeks of deceit when coming from you. You use this to disguise your real agenda and so that when you speak to the joint session you can not held be held accountable for any difference between your request and your actual presentation. These are the words of mealy mouthed politicians always looking for a way out.

A series of “bipartisan proposals”?

Tell me, Mr President….which members of the Republican party, the republican members of congress, have been working with you to create these so called bipartisan proposals? Please name them, sir!

What’s that? You can’t? Would that be because there were none? Would that be because these bipartisan proposals are the brainchild of your advisors (you are too dumb to understand so it cannot be you)?

How can you call them bipartisan when the republican members of congress have not had the opportunity to even see them , let alone debate them.

Bipartisan, my ass!

Lie number 2, Mr. President. Not doing too well are you?

“to continue to rebuild the American economy”

This is lie number 3….to “continue”? Mr. Liar, that word implies that the economy is growing, that your policies have started the rebuilding of the economy. This is a lie…pure and simple. Granted, you did not inherit an economy as strong as you would have liked, but your policies have done nothing but create uncertainty, devalue the dollar, create unemployment, and totally screw the economy.

“economy by strengthening small businesses, helping Americans get back to work, and putting more money in the paychecks of the Middle Class and working Americans”

25 little words….3 big lies in this section.

The first…strengthening small business. How do you claim to be intending to strengthen small business when you consider $250k a year profit as being in the wealthy class and want to tax them at a higher rate? That, sir, weakens small business.

How does the imposition of hundreds of regulations strengthen small business?

You, sir, have done everything in your power to destroy mall business in this country. And now, you lie once more.

Helping Americans get back to work? And you do this how? With shovel ready jobs that are not so shovel ready? By increasing unemployment benefits for up to 3 years? These actions create the jobs? You are an idiot and a liar!

Putting more money in the paychecks of the middle class and working Americans?

Apart from the class warfare inherent in this statement (the implication being that the middle class are not working Americans, and definitely that the wealthy don’t even merit a mention as workers) there is one big thing that he must think we don’t know about yet.

It was only yesterday that this idiot is imploring Congress to pass a transportation bill, which continues to impose a gas tax on ordinary Americans. I understand that a gas tax does not reduce the amount in a pay check. I understand that an extension to the payroll tax reduction will prevent more taxes being removed form the paycheck. So how are you putting more money in their paychecks, huh? Your lies and spin are unacceptable. The government does NOT put money into peoples paychecks. The government takes money OUT of paychecks.

This is the biggest lie and perhaps the most dangerous one of all.

People, listen to me well.

The government does not , never has, and never will put money in your paycheck. This idiot wants you to believe that it does. This is just part of the changing the meaning of words that I have written about so often.

No government puts money into your paychecks. They simply take YOUR money…and from time to time may allow you to keep a little more of what YOU earned.

It is time for us all to stop accepting this lie. It is simply a way to force more control over you, to create a sense of governmental largesse, and keep you tied to the tyranny of the government teat!

Last one…

“while still reducing our deficit and getting our fiscal house in order”

While STILL reducing our deficit?

Did this idiot fail remedial mathematics?

Where is the deficit reduction that has started and can now be continued?

I’ve lost count but I think this is lie number….7?

And now for number 8….

“getting our fiscal house in order”

What BS. This president has done nothing to get our fiscal house in order. He has NO intentions of getting it in order. He plans to increase spending on stimulus plans (that are destined to failure) and pay for them by cutting spending at some time in another future…certainly not by cutting spending somewhere else today.

Mr. Liar…this is NOT getting your fiscal house in order.

This is leading the country toward oblivion.


I guess I should be thankful that this letter was only 2 sentences and less than 80 words. BY my math that is one lie for every ten words….

….and this is the man wants us to believe he can lead this country out of our problems if we only give him another 4 years?

No way!

Folks, I have said many times that words have meanings. I know that the liberals, the progressives, the socialists and the Marxists all want to assure you that they are just words and have no special meaning. This is a lie.

Words do have meanings.

And even simple, seemingly innocuous groups of words that request a meeting are filled with meaning. Some of the meaning is hidden…some is more easily understood.

Do not treat what this President does with anything other than skepticism….read evry word…hear every meaning…analyse every statement…for only then will you truly be able to understand what he is saying.

With this request he has not simply asked for a meeting….he has set the table, set the stage, for a continuation of the very policies that are destroying our economy. He is warning us all of what we should expect….and I pray that congress has the strength to stand up to this Pretender and say “NO” in no uncertain terms.

But with his clown posse of followers led by Reid and Pelosi and other dumb ass liberal senators and representatives, he will be met by adulating cheers both before and after his speech.

I want one, just one, Joe Wilson to stand up and say…

”Mr. President, you, sir, are a LIAR!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The inflation lie!

Here we go! Are you excited about the way Obama has shown great leadership and appointed Princeton University professor Alan Krueger to head up the Council of Economic Advisers?

Way to go Obama!

At last you have appointed someone who knows something about economics to your jobs task force. And someone who specializes in labor economics.

Some talking heads have called the choice inspired...and have already started saying that a quick Senate approval is required and if it is held up it is the republicans wanting to destroy the economy etc etc....yada yada yada....excuse me while I snore this round of stupidity...

Anyway....back to Obama's savior on the jobs front. A Princeton Professor? Should we all be humbled in his presence and bow down to worship his greatness and the greatness of the man who had the foresight to appoint such genius?

Not on your damn life.

This man is a moron.

For two years he worked at the Treasury Department on such winning projects as Cash for Clunkers...and the first stimulus package...and other big government jewels that gave away trinkets in the hope of generating job and economic growth. I guess it was the great success of these programs that enticed Krueger back to his Professor role at Princeton...he couldn't hack the real world.

There is no doubt that Obama appointed this jerk because he will do Obama's bidding...he will direct the council toward more big money spending programs to generate jobs...bigger stimulus packages and simply more and more spending. This the how Obama deals with stuff... he throws money at it...and Krueger thinks the same way!

Obama has already planted the seeds by saying he intends to increase short term stimulus spending to be paid for out of long term spending cuts.

Yeah, right. We know he is the this should not surprise us one bit.

Speaking of economists and lies, I want to talk a little about statistics (I hope I don't bore you too much)...

Statistics may be boring but they are important to understand what is happening in our economy. One of the most important statistics is the Consumer Price Index (or CPI). IT's importance to you and Obama and Krueger will become apparent as you read the rest of this article.

Tell me something…do you seem to have to spend more when you go to the supermarket for your weekly shop? You think you buy the same amount of product but it seems that everything is more expensive?

Do you stand at the check-out and shake your head as the numbers get bigger and bigger?

You know that you seem to be spending more, but the government keeps telling you that inflation is low…the current rate of inflation as at July 2011 is just 3.6%.

What does that mean? Well…if in July 2010 you spent $100 on groceries, then you would have to spend $103.60 today to buy the exact same items and quantities.

But you and I both know that we are spending more than that for the same things…so how does this happen?

How can the inflation numbers reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics not be what we see in our lives?

There is a simple reason….the government lies!!

I will come back to that in a minute…but first I want to show you some tricks that the marketers do to trick you about the real rate of inflation. (In fact the government has followed the marketers in working out how to deceive you, but for different reasons.)

Product manufacturers and marketers know that consumers have what is called price elasticity. That is, they will generally continue to buy a brand they like regardless of price….until the price becomes sufficiently painful to them that will be willing to try another brand.

The trick is in knowing what that price is. In the larger product ranges (cars, large appliances etc) this is known as sticker shock….but the same thing happens with the products you buy in your grocery store.

When the price pressures bring the product close to where the manufacturers think sticker shock will set in, they take some drastic action:-

1). they reduce the SIZE of the product. A 16 ounce jar will reduce to a 12 ounce jar selling for the same price. In some instances they will reduce the size AND the price so the consumer thinks the price has gone down.

Eg. a 16 ounce can of cranberry sauce sold for $1.60 a can (or 10 cents per ounce)
The can size reduced to 12 ounces. If it sold for $1.60 (the same price) it would represent a 33% price increase to 13.3 cents per ounce. If the price was reduced to, say, $1.50 a can you would actually be paying 25% MORE even though you think you are saving 10 cents a can. So be careful out there…the tricks work on unsuspecting buyers.

This technique is often seen with cereals…where the box sizes are increased but the amount of cereal inside decreases. Do not be fooled by this. It is price increases looking like cost reductions. ALWAYS look at the size of the contents, not the size of the packaging.

2) the second technique is pure marketing hype. They will redesign the packaging to emphasize something that was not emphasized in the previous packaging. The size remains the same. The product remains the same. But now they tell you it includes some newfangled anti-oxidant that makes your teeth brighter or your clothes cleaner or your belly smaller. The fact is, that new “thing” was always there in the older product (and if you compared content labels you would find nothing different). What they have done, however, is make you think you are buying a better product and are therefore willing to pay more for it. This simply hides the price increases so you don’t get sticker shock. You are happy to pay a small premium for that "something extra" that helps keep you arteries clean!

3) the third technique is to take the product off the market and relaunch it with a different name and new packaging. This is an expensive option and will only be done when the consumer has refused to buy the product at all…ie. the other tricks have been tried and now the price is simply too high for the consumer. By relaunching the same product with a different name and at a higher price, manufacturers can get maybe a couple more years of life out of that product line before it literally dies.

So, when you do your shopping, watch out for these three marketing tricks. You are probably paying way more than you really thought you were. The fact that you have to replace that cereal more often is not because you are eating more like most people think….it is because you are buying less!

Ok…I know you are asking this ….how does this impact what the government calls inflation, and why do you say the government lies about this?

Let me answer the first part first…

The government measures inflation through what they call the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This index is calculated by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). The change in the index over a period of time represents the inflation rate.

The CPI has been regularly reported since 1921 and is  based on a “basket” of consumer products that was a representative sample of the spending habits of consumers. The value of CPI as a measure of inflation started to decrease in 1974 when America left the gold standard and has worsened ever since.

In simple terms the difference in price for the same quantity of the same product becomes the CPI.

I must make note here that the BLS is not fooled by the marketing tricks shown above, so that has no bearing on the calculation.

Now, here is where it gets interesting.

Over time, in an (ahem) attempt to be more accurate, the BLS determined that the CPI should more closely represent the actions of the consumers and their real buying habits; not simply be a reflection of price increases.

So the stupidity begins.

The first thing to happen was the concept of substitution.


When a product becomes too expensive, the consumer will often substitute a lower priced product. That makes sense to me, and fits with the marketers knowledge of consumer actions when sticker shock sets in.

So, let’s look at an example.

Let’s assume that fresh wild sockeye salmon was in the basket of goods for CPI purposes. Last year it cost $10 a pound…this year it costs $15 a pound. – a 50% increase.

Let’s also assume that farm raised salmon sold for $8 pound last year and this year is $12 a pound – a 50% increase.

Now, the government looks at the buying patterns of the consumer and finds that at $15 a pound consumers will substitute for the less expensive farm raised fish. Since the less expensive farm raised fish was not previously in the basket, it will be brought in at it’s current price of $12 pound and therefore the CPI calculation shows NO percentage increase.

The fact the fresh fish has increased by 50% becomes irrelevant and will not form a part of the CPI calculation because consumers buying habits have changed. The fact that the changed buying habits were CAUSED by the higher price is totally ignored.

Does this seem like a fair measure of inflation to you?

The second thing they do is look at product improvement.

Product Improvement

This is where the BLS looks at a product to determine if it is the same quality as last years product.

This is easily explained if we look at big screen TV’s.

Let’s assume that the basket included a Visio 55” HD TV at a price of $1500

This year there is also a Visio 55” TV, but it’s price is $1,800, representing a 20% increase in price.

BLS looks at the features to ensure similar quality and finds that this years model can directly access Netflix and various other online tools whereas last years model could not. They arbitrarily apply a value to this new feature, and in this case, let’s assume the value they apply to the convenience of direct access to Netflix is $300.

They then take last year’s price and add $300 to it to bring it to $1,800 which is the same as the current price therefore there is no increase. And yet, when you buy that TV you have to pay $300 more than last years model even if you don’t want that feature because you cannot buy it without that feature.

In my books, that TV has gone up $300 or 20% because that is what I HAVE to pay if I buy a 55” Visio TV.

Doesn’t sound to me that product improvement adjustments truly reflect price increases. What do you think?

So…we have seen how the BLS can manipulate the CPI to keep it as low as possible. If substitution doesn’t work, they can use product changes, or they can use both techniques together to get the CPI as low as possible. In fact the Consumer Price Index is far less akin to inflation as it is to a Cost of Living Calculation. Cost of Living calculations represent the expected costs of a particular socio-economic group based on average buying habits and comparing that with a different group in a geologically different location. This is has nothing to do with inflation but is a tool used to compare spending habits and costs. When the CPI has trended toward Cost of Living it is no longer relevant as a measure of inflation.

And yet it is still used as the basis for a number of government actions.

I said earlier that the government lies to you. And they do!

Some statisticians (true statisticians who do not work for the government) have calculated that the CPI is understated by approximately 7% each year. If this is true, and it certainly "feels" true when I look at my bank account, then the current real inflation rate for 2011 is in the 11% range....and that is also not accurate as it does not reflect increased energy costs.

There are several reasons why it is in the best interests of the government to lie to you about the real inflation rate, and to use these concocted rates:-

1. Social security and other government payments are linked to CPI. The higher the CPI rates, the larger the social security payments become. If the government can identify lower CPI rates, it saves huge amounts of money in social security payments alone. (Of course SS recipients cannot buy as much with the dollars they receive so are being screwed by this.)

2. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of economic growth most widely used by economists to predict and discuss the state of the economy. Part of the calculation of GDP uses the CPI to estimate costs that have not been specifically measured and would reduce GDP. So, by reducing CPI, the government is able to increase GDP and claim the economy is actually doing better than it is.

Put another way...the lower CPI is, the higher GDP becomes. The government can manipulate reported economic growth simply by manipulating the CPI.

3. Inflation is the result of too much money chasing too few products…often seen in times of high economic growth. Except, in times of unemployment and economic slow down, it is usually caused by too much money being printed by the government to provide stimulation for the economy. In times of slow economic growth, the government devalues its currency by simply printing more money and circulating it in the economy in the hopes of “kick starting” the economy. The inflation is caused not so much by the product price going up….but by the value of the dollar going down. This is what is happening to your dollars today.

The government wants to HIDE this fact from you so it reports incorrectly low CPI rates using the techniques above.

If everybody actually understood that it was the government’s fault they were paying much more at the store than they used to, a people’s revolt would not be far behind.

The whole concept of CPI tells some terrible stories. Not only is the inflation rate totally understated, the GDP is overstated. Why is this important? Because growth in GDP is what is used as a measure to determine whether we are in growth mode, in a recession, or in a real depression.

If we adjusted GDP for the REAL inflation figures, there is no doubt in my mind that America is in the depths of a real depression...not a recovery as Obama would have you believe, not a recession that some economists would want you to think...and certainly not "looking at the possibility of a double dip recession" crap that pundits talk about. We are in a depression....we have bee in a depression for a long period already and will remain in a depression for a long time yet. When economic growth is only being measured using lies and deceit, then there is definitely a real depression.

Governments continually seek ways to redefine the terminology used  to trick you into believing that hope and change are real. Don't believe the lies.

A country in depression cannot borrow cheap the government hides the facts using the same forms of trickery that a good marketer understands.

There is no need to go into detail about the methods of calculation....all you have to do is look at your bank accounts, your spending habits, your job security, the level of unemployment...and if you are honest, you KNOW we are in a depression.

Now...I would bet that Obama and his minions have no idea how this works. I would bet he has no interest in knowing....but Krueger...that is a totally different story. Krueger knows what is happening and will choose to ignore the truth and in fact will create more lies to deceive the people. He knows that his stimulus packages will do no more than reduce the value of the dollar....but as long as the BLS continues to manipulate the CPI he can cover his tracks and keep the deception going.

So the government does the one thing it can do…it lies.

And this administration is worse than any that came before it!

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts - for support rather than for illumination.” 
……………Andrew Lang

Stupid is as stupid says…


Monday, August 29, 2011

Federal family....or climate change?

Just what was it the Obama was trying to convey over the weekend when he talked of the “federal family” in relation to Irene? I don’t actually know whether the moron used that phrase…but it was certainly a centrally distributed talking point, appearing in op-eds, press releases and statements from all manner of administration agencies. ( I don’t know if the idiot used it because I decided I didn’t want to listen to his pathetic ramblings about the effort the feds were making to keep you all safe. It was bad enough hearing that traitor Janet Napolitano spreading her BS).

“Federal family”.

Sounds almost comforting, doesn’t it?

I assume that was the intent of this phrase…to comfort those who feared the impact of the storm. To assure them that daddy Obama was on the job, with all his minions, the heads of a multitude of federal agencies, all working to look after you and protect you. And should you experience any destruction, we, your federal brothers and sisters are ready to step in and solve your problems.

Your big brothers and sisters of the government will teach you the survival skills you need, from how to fill a sandbag to telling you where the storm is and where it is tracking 40 times every hour!

Did that make you feel better?

Did you feel all warm and cosy as those winds were threatening to blow down your home?

This Obama moron is nothing more than a tingle looking for a leg to run up!

As predicted in Friday’s post, his actions over the weekend, and the actions of his administration were designed NOT to prepare for the storm, but to prepare for the political victory that could be gained AFTER the storm.

What  I didn’t expect was the “federal family”.  Truly, that caught me totally unawares. Of course, it is far more obvious than I would have expected, and far more simple….to this corrupt administration, I tip my hat. This concept was brilliant.

With two simple words, they were able to convey how well big brother can care for you, look after you in your time of need, and provide sustenance and meet all your needs. We are family. We are one. If we can care for you all so well during such a disaster as Irene, how much better able are we to care for you when no disaster is on the horizon?

So Obama and his posse found a way to define the federal government as the savior in these dark times.

Now, we face the aftermath. Those people who believed in the federal family and it’s ability to care for you, will be rewarded with armfuls of trinkets and toys, compliments of Joe the taxpayer. The administration has been laying the groundwork to use this potential tragedy to leverage more spending.

More money will be needed for structural repairs, for assisting families who were flooded out etc etc etc…the list will grow on a daily basis.

Of course, we haven’t yet started hearing about the expensive things….today, it became clear that the insurance companies will not be hurt as much by this event as first thought. Why? Because most of the damage was caused by flooding, NOT by the storm. Unless property owners had flood insurance, they were not covered.

This is bad news for those who will inevitably lose their homes and their belongings as the flood waters rise. But by choosing not to insure for floods, they took that risk.

I expect to see the administration find a way to provide relief for those people….after all, we are a federal family…and a family would not turn its back on a family member in need, right? So your taxes and my taxes will find their way into the pockets of those who chose to take the risk.

Call me a hard ass if you want…but…I feel for those who are flooded out, I feel for their sense of loss. I fully support private charity helping them. I simply do not support government assistance with dollars stolen from everyone else.

Of course, Obama will find himself in a trap if he does not help out. The left will turn on him faster than you can imagine. And the weaklings on the right will support a special fund for these folk that lost everything because they see it as “the right thing to do’.

Well, they have no right to make a moral judgment that involves the use of your money or my money. Who gave these idiots the moral superiority to make those decisions?

The federal family….perhaps one of the most condescending euphemisms for federal government ever promoted.

Speaking of condescending, I want to change gears and look at Al Gore for a moment.

Al Gore…the do nothing vice President under slick willy Bill Clinton.

I have to admit Al did a reasonable job during his campaign for presidency in 200o against George W. Bush.

He did, however, make a major mistake.

If you recall, on election night, as the votes were being counted, Al Gore came out on stage, and conceded victory to George Bush. In a moving concession speech, he congratulated Bush on his victory and left the stage.

Bush did not claim victory at that time.

Of course, it was not over. 30 minutes or so after Gore’s concession, he reappeared on stage…

“Ooooops. Just kidding. I didn’t really concede. That was a mulligan.”

In my world, when someone concedes it is game over.

When a chess player concedes, all play stops. They don’t play a couple more moves each to see what could have happened. It is over…done.

Apparently, in Al Gore’s world, words mean nothing. He showed on that election night the very character of his soul. His words mean nothing. His honor is not important to him. He simply feels he had a right to go again because he made a mistake.

SO, this idiot disappears from the scene for a while after he fights his election loss through the courts in a disgusting display of arrogance.

And then he suddenly reappears as the leading light of the man made global warming movement. Of course, since global warming has been disproved by science, it is now the man made climate change movement…which even Gore knows is impossible to prove or disprove.

This paragon of integrity and honor, this multi millionaire who has amassed in excess of $200 million wealth in the few years he has been the climate change spokesperson, this hypocrite who does not need to practice what he preaches…this idiot, expects us all to bow down before him and be who he wants us to be.

This despicable person sunk to a new low this weekend when talking about man made climate change…

...he likened people who question man made climate change to the racists of his “early years”…

“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me. My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really started.
Secondly, back to this phrase ‘win the conversation,’” he continued. “There came a time when friends or people you work with or people you were in clubs with — you’re much younger than me so you didn’t have to go through this personally — but there came a time when racist comments would come up in the course of the conversation and in years past they were just natural. Then there came a time when people would say, ‘Hey, man why do you talk that way, I mean that is wrong. I don’t go for that so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.’ That happened in millions of conversations and slowly the conversation was won.”

So, what is he trying to say here? Many reports are saying that he is calling opponents of man made global warming as being akin to racists. There may be some of that in there, but I don’t think that is what this all about.

I think Gore is simply trying to STOP the conversation.

After all, if you go to a club and the conversation naturally turns to BTU’s (British Thermal Units” and everybody jumps down your throat saying “Hey man, we don’t talk like that any more”…then eventually the discussion will stop…just as racism stopped, right?

This is the start of the left’s playbook. When you can’t win the debate, kill the discussion.

Has anybody else ever noticed that all of Gore’s talk occurs in his own vacuum? He has NEVER  (to my knowledge) undertaken a serious debate one on one with a person of alternate views. We know he has fair debating skills as seen in his debates with Bush (fair, I said, not good!)

Of course, his interest is not in winning a debate. His interest is not even in stopping man made global warming. Nor is his interest in lobbying for a reduction n green house gasses. These are all the surface things that he uses to build his own fortune on the back of the lie that is man made global climate change.

He has thousands of scientists around the world concocting blatantly false information to support his views, because…get this…governments give grants to scientists to study global warming/climate change. Scientists do not get grants to study something they claim does not exist. The scientific community has sacrificed truth on the altar of trinkets provided by the government. This is a world wide phenomenon, and hence is why so many scientists come out in force for the climate change proponents…each one of them unknowingly putting more dollars into the pockets of one, Mr. Al Gore.

Gore sees the writing on the wall. The anti man-made movement gets stronger and produces more irrefutable evidence than it has in the past.

The only way Gore can maintain his standard of luxury living is to shut down the conversation so that the truth can not be heard.

That is what I believe this speech was about…not racism, but shutting down the conversation.

SO…we have the federal family feeding our needs, and we have the global warming movement shutting down the discussion….

Can anyone say….big brother?


Friday, August 26, 2011

The eye of the storm.

Now that the shaking has stopped on the East Coast, and the jokes from the west seem to have dried up…all eyes have turned to Irene.

Now, I totally understand that.

My wife had an Aunt Irene, and although I never had the pleasure (or otherwise) of meeting her before she passed away, by all accounts she was to be feared as much as the Hurricane of the same name.

I implore everyone on the east coast and in the potential path of Irene to take safety precautions. Much has been said about the sheer size and destructive power of this storm. The winds, rains and storm surges could be significant and dangerous, so …please, follow instructions and do not delay.

The worst that can happen is that you get a day or two get-away while the storm fizzles to nothing, or misses you entirely. Alternatively, if the storm is as bad as expected, you will know you are safe….and anything left behind can be replaced.

Anyway, I was thinking about hurricanes and the incredible forces they contain. They swoop into your life, overbearing, and destroying everything they touch. The unwary and unprepared will face severe consequences when the fury of the storm is unleashed. And then, with the passage of time, the storm moves on to another place, or perhaps simply withers and dies. Either way it leaves behind damages that have to be repaired, lives in disarray and at the worst case, death along with the destruction.

And despite the dire warnings, people take no notice. It is like they simply don’t believe it could happen to them.

Others believe the empty words of politicians will protect them from the storm. I heard a New York resident on the radio last night exclaiming that Bloomberg would keep him safe during the storm. What sort of nonsense and stupidity is this?

The reality is that nobody can protect you from the forces of nature. It is your responsibility and your responsibility alone to find safety. The likes of Bloomberg can certainly make all the preparations to ensure rapid return to normalcy after the storm is passed…but can no more protect a living soul from it’s power than I can.

Why do people think this way? Why do people blame politicians when a storm damages their property, or destroys a city?

I think the answer to this question can be found in a very surprising place…the answer is that the nature of hurricanes is no different than the nature of politicians. They are in fact, kindred spirits.

Politicians give you plenty of warning of their arrival. You see them coming for months before they finally get elected. You have the chance to prod and probe their past and their stands on matters that are important to you. You try to predict where they will head once elected. And if you do not like them, you make preparations to protect yourself should they be elected.

Just like a hurricane. We know it is coming. We research and study it, find possible paths it can take, predict where t will go and what damage it can do and take the best precautions.

Those who do not take precautions with either hurricanes or politicians face potential consequences far beyond their worst expectations.

And then it happens. The hurricane hits….the politicians do what they promised, or they do what they lied about, or they do whatever they need to do to win the next election. The reality is that when that political storm hits, nobody knows what will actually happen. The politician, by nature, will twist and turn, providing neither direction nor aid to those in need. The hurricane will destroy everything it can…the politician destroys truth and honor.

And then, the hurricane passes on….or dissipates. The politician loses the next election, or is forced to resign for corruption or sex scandals or whatever is deemed unacceptable on that day. The hurricane has no concern for the damage it has caused. It is oblivious to the destruction. The politician is worse. He is not oblivious to the destruction he leaves behind….he simply doesn’t care.

The hurricane will eventually dissipate…and the country breathes a little easier for a season, knowing that it is simply a matter of time until the next hurricane hits.

When a politician dissipates, he goes on the talking circuit, spewing his garbage to the hordes of  followers who so quickly forget the damage he left behind…or…he writes his book detailing what he achieved, with nary a word about what he screwed.

Yep…there is no difference between politicians and hurricanes. Both are to be feared.

But then occasionally we get a different of type of politician. We get one who has no substance, no experience, no economic knowledge, and no understanding of either foreign affairs or etiquette.

This politician is to be feared much more than Irene, who at her worst is incapable of the destruction this politician can easily wreak on this country.

And what does America do when this politician comes along? She doesn’t examine him, she doesn’t question his stands on issues…she fawns at his feet…a messiah of sorts come to lead America to the promised land.

America fails to see the hurricane that is within his agenda. America fails to see the destruction he will leave in his wake when he finally departs for obscurity.

America gives this particular politician the keys to the kingdom, the highest position in the land…and in some ways the world.

So this politician and his wife run away on vacation every time there is an issue to be resolved…only willing to cut it short when a hurricane of a different sort threatens their stability.

Obama is returning early from his stay with the millionaires and billionaires of Martha’s Vineyard. He has enjoyed the company of the elite for 9 days…eating lobster and caviar, and basking in the glow of greatness he can never hope to achieve. While the country faces depression, and people are struggling to feed their families, and pay their mortgages, and stay afloat….this hypocrite leader of class warfare spend his days among those he could never hope to know if he hadn’t been given the keys to the kingdom.

The millionaires and billionaires fawn over his greatness, even though he derides them as not paying their fair share.

And then Irene enters the picture.

The millionaires and billionaires start leaving to make sure their preparations are good and that their assets and families are as protected as possible. Matha’s Vineyard becomes far less enjoyable when the bulk of the remaining folk are the hardworking merchants, shopkeepers etc who serve the island so well.

The millionaires and billionaires know and understand the threat of Irene.

Obama sees it too. But in a different light….this could disrupt the economy further, and give him yet another excuse for his failed policies, for the state of the economy. If he is lucky, Irene will leave a trail of destruction in it’s path that he can turn to as a reason for increased spending to ensure the cleanup happens quickly, creating more jobs.

This “God of all” in his own mind relishes the fact that a hurricane more obvious than he is bears down on the nation. He cruises back to Washington, not to be supporting the folk, but to watch first hand the damage Irene will do, that can divert attention from the damage he inflicts.

His adoring fans have called his presidency historical. They have that right.

The damage he has bestowed upon this nation is historical not only by its magnitude but by its multi-generational spread.

Cleaning up after this hurricane called Obama will not be a short process. It will be an arduous drawn out affair. Whoever takes his place at the head of this Nation will need strength and determination beyond anything herebefore known?


Because people in NY expect that politicians can protect them from hurricanes.

People expect the government to do everything for them…to tell them what to do, when to do it, and how to think.

A successful leader must change this thinking to one of personal responsibility and accountability. The withdrawal pains from the addicted will erupt into antigovernment sentiment not unlike Greece. The addicted will take what they want.

Is Irene a threat to parts of the country over the next couple of days…hell, yes…but she will pass. In weeks or months the damage will be repaired.

Hurricane Obama is another story.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Planet of the apes.

In a world full of sound bites and 30 second commercials that tell you all you need to know about the product, it is amazing to me that pop culture still demands movies that are 100 minutes plus in length.

We know that the dumbing down of western civilization has resulted in considerably shorter concentration spans than even 50 years ago. The evolution of texting and its particular form of shorthand writing has added to the decline in both concentration levels and verbal communication.

And yet movies remain the bastion of long concentration spans. Many a youngster today can quote word for word scenes from his favorite movies. Can stand and quote a monologue that lasts for several minutes, if that monologue appeals to his sense of self.

But do we really know what this part of pop culture is actually doing to us? Do we see it as basic entertainment, a fun way to spend an hour or two…or do we see deeper meanings in the movies we watch?

In some instances, it is easy to see the deeper meanings…a good example is Al Gore’s horrendous deceitful movie, “An Inconvenient Truth”. (Even the title is a lie!) Anyone who sees that movie and actually takes a moment to think about it, will see that the inconvenient truth is the agenda Gore holds…inconvenient because he intends to use these lies to garner great wealth in a short period of time.

There is no doubt that pop culture can influence generations…not just the current one, but future generations as well.

“And that completes my final report until we reach touchdown. We're now on full automatic, in the hands of the computers. I have tucked my crew in for the long sleep and I'll be joining them soon. In less than an hour, we'll finish our sixth month out of Cape Kennedy. Six months in deep space - by our time, that is. According to Dr. Haslein's theory of time, in a vehicle travelling nearly the speed of light, the Earth has aged nearly 700 years since we left it, while we've aged hardly at all. Maybe so. This much is probably true - the men who sent us on this journey are long since dead and gone. You who are reading me now are a different breed - I hope a better one. I leave the 20th century with no regrets. But one more thing - if anybody's listening, that is. Nothing scientific. It's purely personal. But seen from out here everything seems different. Time bends. Space is boundless. It squashes a man's ego. I feel lonely. That's about it. Tell me, though. Does man, that marvel of the universe, that glorious paradox who sent me to the stars, still make war against his brother? Keep his neighbor's children starving? “
                                                            …. George Taylor, Planet of the Apes, 1968

The above quote is the opening lines of this movie. The scene setter that ends with a clear statement that man is violent, warmongering and intentionally starving other people’s children.

The underlying message is that the country powerful enough to send man on a mission to deep space is nothing more than a capitalistic empire building nation. Short synopsis…capitalism will destroy you!

How many people in 1968 thought these words, powerfully said by Charleton Heston, were talking about the evils of capitalism? But there they are…in all their glory. 41 years later we see movies with the same themes.

Avatar tells the story of the evil capitalist strip miners going to all out war with a nation of peace loving natives…all for the power and dollars that the rare mineral being mined could provide. Again…capitalists are nothing more than evil, money hungry, ecology destroying people who will stop at nothing to produce that extra dollar.


“Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.”
                                                ………….Cornelius, Planet of the Apes, 1968

When Roddy McDowall  read these words from the sacred scrolls, he was showing how evil man is. How the capitalist will destroy the land, destroy peoples lives from greed, will take what he wants with no regard to anything but his own selfish desires.

How many people in 1968 realized that this was simply more propaganda against capitalism?

And so, this year we have the new movie, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. An attempt to show how mankind was indeed the creator of the very thing that brought about the Planet of the Apes.

The story is simple….(I hope I don’t spoil this for anybody wishing to see the movie)….

Man, in his quest to make money, discovers a drug that can cure Alzheimer’s. Tests on apes create remarkably smart creatures, yet the drug has a fatal flaw….it is a virus that will kill all people who come in contact with it.

The basis of the story so far….man’s greed will eventually destroy mankind. This is well developed through the use of a CEO with flashy suits and an abrupt manner, always on the run, always rushing to another meeting and who makes it clear that the single purpose of his business is to make money. He doesn’t care about the sick who will be saved…he cares only about the money to be made.

Anyway, through a series of incidents the smart ape ends up caged with a large number of other “normal” apes, and fed gruel and abused by the compound keepers. They are kept there until they get shipped off to a laboratory for further animal testing. The smart ape teaches the others stuff, and eventually picks the locks and leads a breakout.

The audience at this stage understand that the apes bear no malice to man….that they just want their freedom….the freedom that was taken away by the evil capitalists. The clever use of emotion helps to solidify that this is all the apes desire.

Eventually the apes make their way to a forest with all the trees that they could want where they can be free in the environment that is as natural to them as cites are to us.

The final feel good moment is when the smart ape…the leader…says…”Caesar is home”.

The film-makers have done everything they can to show that while capitalism is bad, freedom to live in the environment made especially for you is good. That people who free the apes who have suffered so much under capitalism, are the heroes of the day.

It is not a difficult stretch to draw the capitalists as the tea party/republican/conservative movement, and the freedom loving apes as the liberal/progressive movement.

And the audience will always be sympathetic to the plight of the apes.

Of course, this is a very rudimentary view of the economy, and I see the parallels totally differently to the way the film-makers intended.

I see the apes as being the taxpayers. We have been taken from our life of freedom and forced into cells where we are required to live our lives under the direction of government.

The government takes from us whatever they want by force, they throw gruel and trinkets our way to control us, and they do with us exactly what they want…they abuse us with rules and regulations…they use us as their experiments to increase their power.

SO, it is not capitalism that is under fire in these pop culture movies, but government.

The truth is that true capitalists understand that their ability to generate wealth is closely aligned to their ability to make ecologically sound decisions. To destroy the goose that lays the golden egg is not in their own best interests. They will feed it and care for it to ensure that it continually lays golden eggs for as long as possible.

No, it is not the capitalists that destroy the ecology…and it is not the capitalists who create wars…and suffering. It is in the interests of capitalists to lift the standard of living of people throughout the world…not to keep them suppressed. Why? Because people with money spend it…poor people do not. People with money will buy the capitalists products, expanding their markets and increasing their profits….all the things that the capitalists want.

The destruction of peoples lives, the suppression of populations is totally against the best interests of the capitalist.

And yet, the left continually paints capitalism as a zero sum game. The rich can only get rich because the poor are suppressed and become poorer. The rich get that way because they steal from the poor and all that other crap that you hear ad infinitum.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes tries to send that message but fails dismally. The message it actually sends is that freedoms can never be taken away. That governments can not control people by taking away their freedoms, regardless of the gruel and trinkets they give away.

Sooner or later, a leader will emerge who will inspire the imprisoned, who will lead the people from their captivity and into a world where freedom is celebrated.

That leader will NEVER come from the left.

That leader will never be a moderate.

To succeed, that leader must be a conservative. That leader must have experienced the conditions of the imprisoned and downtrodden. S/he must have honor, truth and determination as the cornerstone of their policies.

That person MUST recognize the evil of large government and speak out against it. That person must have the skill and dexterity to pick the locks and set the people from free.

If that person does not appear?

“You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell! “
                                                  ……..George Taylor, Planet of the Apes, 1968

Pop culture is not simply a reflection of the current attitudes. It is also a great predictor of the future.

Do not allow the maniacs to blow up our country. They are trying….Obama and his clown posse are doing everything they can to keep you imprisoned. They want to control what you do, what you say and what you think.

They want you to be thankful for the gruel they serve each day, thankful for the shekels they pass around, thankful for the toys they let you have. Their hope is that you are so busy playing with your toys that you do not look out a window and see what you are missing…see what they are enjoying.

The government, large powerful governments, are the evils in this world. It is they who send our children to war. It is they who rape the economy. It is they who prevent growth and stability….for if the people were to ever really exert the power they have, it is the governments that would fall…and the politicians would have no power.

Nothing is more scary to a politician than to have to join the work force. He would rather sit in a cage and take his handouts thankfully than be faced with the daily task of earning a living.

Government is the domain of the oppressor…and you and I? We are the oppressed.

We must find a leader who will courageously slice and dice the existing government down to what is the absolute minimum.

Only then can we be free…and say…”I am home!”


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

When do rainbows stop being rainbows?

Well, it appears that more places than Washington DC are all shook up today.

While DC and surrounds are dealing with wondering how to deal with an earthquake that is reported to have caused some localized damage (including destroying a couple of houses), and Congress wrestles with the big decisions like how to keep Biden from making stupid comments, and how to remain important and relevant to the American people, other parts of the country are dealing with their own quakes of a different sort.

In a small town in the High Desert of California, the city of Lancaster is enjoying their annual fair known as the Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival.

Just a small town fair, with carnival rides, competitions, displays, music and lots of good food. You can see these fairs all across the nation and they are generally very good at bringing local communities together in an atmosphere of fun, enjoyment and inclusiveness.

So, what is going in Lancaster that has the people in uproar? Why is the Council besieged with complaints for actions taken by an independent committee? Where are the sparks coming from?


Yep, flags have caused a firestorm of controversy.

We are not talking about American flags here (at least that is a welcome change!)

What we are talking about is this. A fair organizer thought it would be great to add some colorful flags around the fair, so, she did what seems reasonable and ordered many multi-colored flags and had them displayed around the fairgrounds. I believe that these flags numbered in the 50's but I could be wrong here. In any event, there were a lot of them proudly adding vibrant and festive colors to the desert landscape.

It did not take long for complaints to start flowing in. It seems that the fair organizer was totally unaware that the use of rainbow colored flags was in fact an endorsement of the gay and lesbian communities. She was unaware that the rainbow flag she had ordered and displayed so proudly was a symbol of the Gay Pride movement.

The Rainbow Flag as we know it today was developed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. At the time, there was a need for a gay symbol which could be used year after year for the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade. Baker took inspiration from many sources, from the hippies movement to the black civil rights movement, and came up with a flag that resembled a rainbow. Each of the colors have specific meanings as applied by Baker., rainbow flags, and indeed rainbows, have been stolen by the gay movement and can no longer represents simple beauty but has been tarnished with the over-sexualized and in your face activities of the gay pride movement.

Back to Lancaster for a moment. The fair organizers, when understanding the meaning of the flags, immediately removed them and replaced them with multiple flags of different single colors. And now the gay community is up in arms because their symbols are no longer displayed (of course it was never intended that they be displayed but that fact does not bother them).

This is yet another example of a minority group (yes, gays are a is estimated that around 10% of the population are gay)...demanding that they have equal that they have rights far beyond what everybody else has.

To make their point, they take our culture, including and specifically, our language....and apply meanings to those words and cultural norms that prevent them from being used in the way intended.

A great example, as I have said before, is the use of the term "gay". Another is their use of rainbows to support their claims of additional rights. This is simply not acceptable, and yet we allow numerous groups of minorities to do the exact same thing.

I don't care whether someone is gay or straight...that is their problem, not mine. I don't care if someone is black or white, red or brown. I don't care if someone is short or tall, thin or fat. None of that crap matters.

What I do care about is that people who think they are a minority make demands that effect everybody who is NOT in that minority group. 

Here's a newsflash...being in your particular minority group does NOT make you more important or give you any additional rights over anyone else.

And it is time for America to STOP the crap and stop bestowing those rights.

Let's look at gay pride for a moment. What gives you the right to be more proud of your sexual inclinations than a hetero person? Why do you believe you have the right to hold parades where inappropriate sexual activity is displayed and applauded? If a hetero parade took place with inappropriate hetero sexual simulation displayed so raucously, the parade would soon be stopped. Not so with the gay pride marches. Why do you think you have that right ...and why do you think anybody who is offended by those displays must be anti gay?

You people do yourselves and your cause a great disservice by demanding acceptance of your "in your face" behavior.

Here's the truth. You are nothing but a bunch of cry-baby "pooftas" (Australian slang) who are not satisfied with living your own lives. You, like the entire liberal movement, will never be happy. Acceptance and equality is NOT your goal. Domination is.

I cannot accept the abuse of the language or the culture by a portion of the gay community who has usurped the movement for their own agenda. Enough, I say!

This world has turned totally upside down.

When a small town like Lancaster runs afoul of political correctness simply because they remove flags that were inadvertently raised in the first place, the world has gone crazy.

When the organizers of a small town fair have to be aware of the ramifications of raising a colorful flag, simply for it's aesthetic appeal, only to find that it represents something unintended, the world has gone crazy.

It is time for America to take back it's heritage. It is time for her to enjoy rainbows, and rainbow flags without being a supporter of gays and lesbians.It is time for gays and lesbians to act like normal members of the community, to share equal rights and to stop demanding special is time, but it is not going to happen unless the rest of America takes a stand.

To all you gays out there that have stolen something beautiful, a rainbow, and used it to symbolize your fight for for exceptional rights, shame on you. To the gays and lesbians who simply want to live their lives with minimal regulations and equal rights, welcome to the conservative right. We want the same things.

To you clowns who march in gay pride parades, you are fools and do you cause no justice. You create greater divides between the hetero and gay communities by your outlandish displays.

Just as Jackson and Sharpton are the two biggest supporters of racial bias, you are the biggest supporters of a split and un-unifiable sexual community.

It is clear that you do not want acceptance. It is clear that you do not seek understanding or equal rights. It is clear that you want nothing less than to control the way others think. is not going to happen!


Monday, August 22, 2011

Open letter to Rep Waters

An open letter to Rep Maxine Waters....

Dear Representative Waters,

What have you been smoking?

Wasn't it only last week that you were questioning the President on what he has done for black Americans?

You are sure on a tear now, when you tell the tea party to go to hell!

Now, Rep Waters, I am not sure what your gripe really I try to make sense of the insensible it seems that you have a problem with the way this President is dealing with the economy, and in particular with the way he has failed to achieve anything for the black population also appears that you are now directing your ire at the tea party who have had absolutely no influence on the President's policies.

You see, Rep Waters, as much as you may hate to accept this, there are a number of things you need to know:-

1. It is not the presidents job to favor one group of Americans over another. He should treat all Americans the same, whether black, white, red or green. The fact that the President uses his half blackness as a way to get the black American vote is irrelevant to what he does for black Americans.

The truth is that in this case the President has been correct. He has shown no favor to blacks, and has screwed everybody with no distinction as to color. Blacks and whites alike have been totally screwed over by this pretender. I find your assertion that he has done nothing for blacks unconscionable!

2.  It appears that your concern is largely directed at the economy and the fact that unemployment within the black community is higher than within the white community. I suspect there is some merit in that claim. I suspect black unemployment in some areas is around 17% compared with 10% for whites in those same areas. However, in the interests of fairness and assuming those numbers are correct, blacks must then receive 63% of the unemployment benefits while whites get only 37%! And...if we take those numbers to the national level, more whites are paying benefits to keep blacks sitting on their duffs at home in Section 8 housing and selling drugs on the side....ooops, got carried away there....that would NEVER happen, right?

Yeah, right!

3. Let's talk about the economy. You are supposed to be a smart please, tell me where, in the constitution, that the federal government is responsible for the economy? Where is it? Can you point me to it?


Didn't think so. Do you know why that is? Because it is NOT there! Now here is another fact for you. Every time the government gets involved in economics, they screw it up. The law of intended consequences takes over. The same with ecology. Let's bring some bug in to kill off another bug...and soon enough the imported bug becomes a bigger problem than what you had to start with.

Government needs to get out of the economy game. It is not needed or wanted, and everything it does to manipulate the economy just screws it up more.

In the case of your beloved President, I have my doubts whether his meddling in the economy if even with good intentions. While he is a moron, I suspect he has advisers who know what they are actually doing and are rubbing their hands together in glee.

4. Let me say this slowly so that even a dumb ass like you can understand.....the Tea Party is NOT a party in the political sense. It holds not a single seat in Congress. The closest it has come is that it has chosen to support members of a political party that already exists. The tea party is a grass roots movement of activists who promote smaller government, less spending, less waste and less government interference in our lives.

You can tell the tea party to go to hell, or use any other unacceptable rhetoric you desire to use. It will not change the tea party one iota...all it will do, Rep Waters, is show the world who YOU are.

IN case you have never listened to any speeches by Robert Kennedy (I suspect someone you MAY have heard of before) may behoove you to read this....

"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents." [Robert F. Kennedy, 1964]

Did you get it?


Friday, August 19, 2011

Don't let democracy win!

Today, I wear a black arm-band, and hang my head in shame.

Yesterday, the Republic was dealt another blow, and without some much needed CPR is in danger of collapsing under the strain of democracy.

Today, democracy (mob rule) has over-ridden the law.

I speak of the Department of Homeland Security determining that certain illegal aliens will be neither prosecuted nor sent packing. I speak of the directive from Janet Napolitano to launch a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants slated for deportation in an effort to thin the list and focus resources on kicking out criminals. 

Many people have already spoken out about this claiming that it is simply a back-door way to provide amnesty for illegal aliens. While I agree with these critics 100% I see something far more dangerous than illegal immigrants happening here.

Before I talk about that, let me first make clear my position on illegal aliens. I believe they come in two different flavors:-

1. the person who came here legally, and has overstayed his visa and hence is now illegal
2. the person who slithered across the border in the dark of night and who has not passed through any entry port

I believe the two groups should be treated fairly and quickly as follows:-

1. Members of group 1 should be given 30 days in which to either leave the country or to extend the terms under which they originally entered, or commence the process of obtaining a green card or citizenship. If they have not proven that such activities have commenced within that 30 day period, they automatically fall into category 2.

2. Members of group 2 are given no time. They are marched through a hearing in front of a local judge, with no right of representation, and shipped off on the first bus to the border where they are unceremoniously dumped. I do not care if they have US born children, families or any of that crap. If they slithered across the border, they get thrown out…end of story.

This sounds harsh, but I believe, in reality, is the only way to solve the problem. I will post more on how I believe the illegal alien problem should be dealt with in a future post. However, I believe we have an enforcement problem, not an illegal alien problem. With the right enforcement, the problem goes away.

Now, back to what I see is the real issue.

The United States of America is not a democracy. I don’t care how many times people of both sides of the political aisle call it a democracy, the truth is that it is NOT and never has been.

The United States is a Representative Republic. A Republic is ruled by law….a democracy is ruled by the majority.

The law that this Republic is ruled by is the Constitution. The Constitution sets out the obligations and rights of the federal government. It sets out how the government should work and it sets out the procedures for changing the law when the people so desire. It is NOT a fluid document as the left proclaims it to be. It is a static set of rules and until the rules are changed through the means provided in it, they shall remain exactly as written.

A democracy on the other hand, has no rules. It is controlled by a vote of the people. The people decide what to do and how to do it. A democracy is characterized by the fact that when a certain group of people with similar beliefs outnumbers a group with opposing beliefs, the larger group wins and has total power. Democracies ALWAYS lead to oligarchies or dictatorships. A democracy is in fact an invitation to tyranny.

We do our children a great disservice when we speak of a democracy. We do them a great disservice when we allow our schools to teach that America is the greatest democracy ever known. We do ourselves great damage when we allow our leaders to talk about the great Democracy that America is.

I say again, we are not a Democracy! We are a Representative Republic controlled by the rule of law, not by mob rule.

We use a democratic process to chose who we wish our leaders to be, however we DO NOT and NEVER SHOULD provide those leaders with the power to usurp the rule of law.

And then Janet Napolitano comes along and decides that prosecuting illegal aliens is not a good idea. After all, they are nice people, going to school, holding down jobs, getting paid cash under the table, sending dollars back to their home country etc etc.

Well, Napolitano, answer this!

When the Dream Act failed in Congress, it failed because the congress was representing the views of the people, and applying the laws under which this Republic was formed. This is not a case of mob rule but a case of a fully functioning Government applying the law as set out in the Constitution and according to the powers that are provided to the government under that document.

What right do you have to determine that the actions of Congress are wrong, so you decide that you can effect the same provisions of the Dream Act through DHS policy?

Under what divine or man-made principal do you believe you have the right to circumvent the law in this manner?

You, ma’am, are an utter disgrace. Refusal to follow the rule of law, refusing to accept the rule of law, is just the start of the list of crimes you are committing.

But she is just a political appointee, doing the bidding of her puppet master, the boy-God Obama. This is how she repays him for the appointment. She and her co-conspirator Holder, must enjoy their late night “drinkies” as they plot how to best serve their master.

You see, the problem is that the left does NOT WANT America to know that she is a Republic. The left wants us to believe in democracy. The left knows what a democracy really is and is setting the table now so that they can feast on the ignorant when tyranny wins (and it will if we believe we are a democracy)!

What saddens me and causes me more heartburn than the idiot in the White House, are the rest of his clown posse. I actually understand what Obama is doing….he is preparing for the ultimate subjugation of the American people to rule by whoever claims the seat of power. He is an ideologue who will stop at nothing to fundamentally transform America.

I get the likes of Napolitano and Holder…they have both been bought and paid for and will do the bidding of their master as long as they are provided with the trinkets that come with their position. (I wonder what would happen when those trinkets that they are so addicted to stop flowing their way? Will they still corrupt the law as they have been doing, or will they simply crawl into some whole and spend the rest of their lousy lives picking fleas off each other?)

What I don’t get is the two most powerful idiots in the progressive congress. Both dirty Harry Reid and fancy Nancy Pelosi have come out and SUPPORTED what Napolitano has done.

"This new DHS directive will help prioritize our limited enforcement resources to focus on serious felons, gang members and individuals who are a national security threat rather than college students and veterans who have risked their lives for our country," Reid said in a statement. "I am especially pleased about the impact these new policies will have on those who would benefit from the DREAM Act. ... We lose a lot by sending them back to countries they do not know." 

How many illegals in custody are veterans who risked their lives for this country? But, even if there were some, I am sorry….there are legal ways into this country. Slithering through the bathroom window is not one of them.

Again I digress.

Pelosi and Reid are complicit in their attempts to destroy the rule of law. They both supported the Dream Act and now that it failed, support the treasonous DHS and DOJ in their efforts to ignore the rule of law.

And every one of YOU who fails to see this distinction is playing right into the hands of the left’s agenda. Just ten easy steps taken over a long period and the left will win…

First, get the children. If they believe a falsehood, then we just wait a few years and they will be voting.

Second, use the children and the elderly to get support (and animals – nobody likes seeing animals harmed) – these are the greatest weapons in the progressive armory.

Third…scare tactics using the first responders as the weapons…if there is not enough money threaten this group with lower pay/benefits/employment

Fourth….addict the people to the freebies of government largesse

Fifth….start destroying the LAW. Make it irrelevant. Make it about fairness, not truth. Make it irrelevant and “old” and talk about the Constitution being a dynamic document.

Sixth…wait for the elderly, the educated, to die. Hurry it along with universal healthcare that fails to provide the best possible health care but rather the cheapest possible wastecare.

Seventh…support a fool to be the titular head of the movement. Someone that the people will like but is also corrupt to his bones. If the right person is not eligible, buy hs eligibility. The people are already corrupt and to buy that will not cost more than a few trinkets.

Eighth…use ridicule to destroy his opponents. Lie as often as possible. The people no longer demand the truth as the LAW does not acknowledge the truth any more.

Nineth…when the time is right create a fiscal emergency, a defense emergency, any sort of emergency that will take the lemmings eyes away from the real issues to focus on the emergency

Tenth….the reign of tyranny begins. The useful idiots in congress that supported the destruction of the law will be dealt with harshly. No tyrant will ever trust their evil money grubbing heads…they will roll quickly to incarceration or worse.

And what of  the voters? The people who continue to elect the idiots in congress who refuse to see they are nothing but tools for the elites…they will become the worker ants that toil for crumbs thrown to them by the tyrants who rule.

You see…what looks like a simple attempt to provide amnesty to illegals is far more than that.

It is a step toward the destruction of Law…and paving the way for democracy and the tyranny that follows.

We must stand up and be counted. We must protect the Republic.

Our very futures depend on it.