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Sunday, 31 May 2009
What They Don't Tell Us
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
Clichés are clichés because they express obvious or Universal Truths.

There are two sayings in Politics that I am certain are familiar to all of us.

One person can not make a difference,

All politics are Local.

The first we are continuously told.

The second is an Article of Faith in the Political World.

The reasons for that dichotomy should be obvious, we have power that they do not wish us to realize.

Recent events have proven to me that one person, what they think, do, say, write, can institute change,

Maybe not in the entire system, but in the way people think.

When one person says what others are thinking, people realize that they are not alone in their thoughts, and that together, they DO have a power to initiate Change.

Now it is true that we here on the Local Level can not change the entire system,

But we CAN change what happens in our neighborhood and act as examples to people elsewhere.

When enough neighborhoods take control of their destiny on the Local Level, then the entire system WILL change.

I have presented to Linn County Iowa, the idea that there are things we need to change,

There HAS been a response,   People HAVE been listening or rather reading.  I can tell that by my server logs.

So we must gather together to address the problems in our neighborhood,

Those of you from elsewhere are responsible for your neighborhoods and your own destiny.

We all change our own backyards for the better, everything change.

Baby steps to start, when we have our side of the street cleaned, then we can move on to the District, State and National Level.

 Just remember that bit about one person not being able to make a difference?

Is a LIE.


Cross Posted at

Hot Issues From Linn County Iowa

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 7:17 AM CDT
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Saturday, 30 May 2009
Where Did My First Amendment Go?
Topic: Out of Flyover Land

They say you often don't realize how important some things are until they are GONE.

We better start paying attention, because there are some very important things , that the Powers in Office, seem to find inconvenient.

This in from the incomparable Captain Ed Morrissey  over at Hot Air

White House: We’ll cut off criticism of Porkulus

 I don't know about anyone else but this sounds a lot like

" abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

“First, we will expand the restriction on oral communications to cover all persons, not just federally registered lobbyists. For the first time, we will reach contacts not only by registered lobbyists but also by unregistered ones, as well as anyone else exerting influence on the process. We concluded this was necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program."

 Go hither and find out what the PTBs think you no longer need.

Make no mistake friends this is as much of an attack on the basic structure of our Republic as the British attack on Fort McHenry, which inspired these immortal words:

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

America IS under attack, we must as our forefathers have done down through the generations, spring to her Defense.

I will put my trust in the American People.

Every person in our Military has taken an Oath to:

support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same

25 Million Veterans have taken this Oath and their ranks are swelled by every Red Blooded American who holds the Constitution as Sacred.
and they will speal with one Voice that will resound from Shore to Shore




Cross Posted at Hot Issues From Linn County Iowa

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 10:35 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 31 May 2009 6:33 AM CDT
Friday, 29 May 2009
You CAN Lie To Computers.

Speaking in passing today with a friend who has been following my Posts, I told him that I would welcome comments.

 He then mentioned the registration form in the comments window.

 So THAT must be the bottleneck on comments here?

I can understand why some may not wish to fill in their Name, Homepage or Email Address.

 Well I have some GOOD News for those who are bothered by that requirement.

 You don't have to.

You CAN lie to the Computer and the Blog Software here.

It won't KNOW it.

You can fill anything you want to on those lines.

You can even leave them BLANK

and your comment will show up as  from  "anonymous"

At the risk of being thought as having a Multiple Personality Disorder

I will create a demonstration,

I will coment under the pseudonyms






and will leave the fields blank in one comment so you can see what happens with the comment software

Warning the above personas may not agree and you might be intering a Flame War Zone.

So Beware. ;-)

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Fiscal Newspeak
Topic: Out of Flyover Land

Newspeak a creation in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. it's characteristics are


The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible.

It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought

-- that is, a thought diverging from the principles of IngSoc -- should be literally unthinkable,

 at least so far as thought is dependent on words.

 Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression  to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express,

while excluding all other meaning and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods.

I encountered what might be an example of this during an online debate with one of our local elected officials recently concerning the LOST (Local Option Sales Tax) Ballot initiative.


The Gentleman was delighted and celebrating the Victory of a Tax Increase.

 To which I took exception, an  occurrence that should come as no surprise to anyone who  has been reading the posts on this website.

Now I am sanguine about Tax increases, their major premise seems to have been that it would not have been Fiscally Responsible to NOT support the New Tax since for an estimated $13 Million  in Tax Revenue raised the State would remit to the Municipality  $20 Million.

 Say that again?  Spending 54% more than Tax Revenue is Fiscal Responsibility,

 In WHAT Universe?

Oh I see, it's fiscally responsible since the extra $7 Million will come from Taxes on citizens who do not live in your Municipality?

Like ME for instance?

My thoughts on these subjects run on the order of

 Americans don't save money, as a rule we spend it.

When you spend money, that increases the demand for goods and services.

An increase in demand for goods and services, helps create jobs.

I consider the above on the order of

Run Spot, Run

When you Tax money,  the public does not spend it, does not increase the demand for goods and services and does not help create jobs.

But Dan you might say, the STATE and the Municipalities will spend that money and help create jobs.

True, but a portion of it will be absorbed in the Cost of Government.

That will also create jobs, jobs, for Government Employees.

So you can leave the money in the General Economy and create jobs there, or Tax it and create jobs in Government.  The size of Government increases in Direct Proportion to an increase in Revenue and Budget,

I know what my choice is..

 So to sum up the situation.

This Elected Official believes in

Increased Taxation

Increased Government Spending

Deficit Spending

Spreading the Wealth

An increase in the Size of Government.

For 10 Extra Credit Points, the Conservative Principles enshrined in the above ARE??

 Did I mention the person is a REPUBLICAN?

Sigh, maybe it's not their fault.  Maybe they just don't know any better.

We must EDUCATE them!

As a start in a Remedial Course in Political Philosophy, I think I will recommend.



Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:29 AM CDT
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The Enemies List
 UPDATE and BUMP:  More from Mainstream Texas Conservative in

 Dealergate Update: What we have so far

On the House side, at least one U.S. congressman is also asking questions, and with good reason. Even before receiving his notice from Chrysler, Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan was told by a House colleague that his own Florida dealership is on the chopping block:

"It's an outrage. It's not about me. I'm going to be fine," said Buchanan, the dealership's majority owner. "You're talking over 100,000 jobs. We're supposed to be in the business of creating jobs, not killing jobs," Buchanan told News 10, a local Florida television station.

Where does it all go from here? The tedious and time-consuming work of slamming the safe dealer list -- the complete list, not just a random sample -- has to be completed. Then, and only then, will we have statistically significant answers to the many questions that have been raised by the footloose and fancy free manner in which the Obama administration and MOPAR management appear to have handled the task of pruning down the Chrysler dealership network.

We would suggest that if the auto task force and Chrysler want their criteria and methodology to be believed, both should immediately release transcripts -- or at least the meeting minutes -- of their deliberations on the matter of the dealer closings. But don't hold your breath...

Addendum: We almost overlooked one of the most incredible chapters in the story so far. Almost a month ago, even before the closing Chrysler dealers got their notices, the company said that it was looking for new dealers to replace its "underperforming" dealers in small markets. Underperforming, like the many Five Star dealers (previously touted by Chrysler as its very best agencies) that are being closed. Before the pinks slips were even printed. You can'tmake this stuff up.

Hat Tip Atlas Shrugged  in
 Obama Closed and Stole Republican Car Dealerships?

Remember this poor beleaguered (robbed) businessman robbed of his business by the Obama criminal gang?

A tipster over at Director Blues made a startling assertion. A cursory review by that person showed that many of the Chrysler dealers on the closing list were heavy Republican donors.

To quickly review the situation, I took all dealer owners whose names appeared more than once in the list. And, of those who contributed to political campaigns, every single one had donated almost exclusively to GOP candidates. While this isn't an exhaustive review, it does have some ominous implications if it can be verified.

However, I also found additional research online at Scribd (author unknown), which also appears to point to a highly partisan decision-making process.
Go Read the whole Story

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 12:01 AM CDT
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Updated: Friday, 29 May 2009 6:34 PM CDT
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Memorial Day

A Moment of Silence and Peace for the Next Few Days in Respect for the Fallen


Arlington (Trace Adkins)




The tree of liberty must be refreshed from

time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants


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Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 7:13 PM CDT
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Updated: Saturday, 23 May 2009 7:30 PM CDT
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Airflight To Nowhere

Just our Stimulus dollars and work and more of the same to come.



Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 3:21 AM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 10 May 2009 3:35 AM CDT
Friday, 8 May 2009
The Worm Ouroboros

The Worm Ouroboros (1922) is a heroic high fantasy novel by Eric Rücker Eddison. The book describes the protracted war between the domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an imaginary world that appears mainly medieval and partly reminiscent of Norse sagas.



Though triumphant, the Demon lords find that victory is bitter because there are no more enemies worthy of their heroism, no more great deeds to perform. The Lord Juss says to Queen Sophonisba:

Thou O Queen canst scarcely know our grief: for to thee the blessed Gods gave thy heart's desire: youth forever, and peace. Would that they but give us our good gift, that should be youth for ever, and war; and unwaning strength and skill in arms. Would that they might but give us our great enemies alive and whole again. For better it were we should run hazard again of utter destruction, than thus live out our lives like cattle fattening for the slaughter, or like silly garden plants. (page 392)

Sophonisba, gifted by the gods with the power to grant wishes, returns the world to how it was four years ago; and so, with a blare of trumpets, an ambassador from Witchland arrives, "craving present audience," and
the story starts over again.

Now, I am of course not saying that the Republican Party WANTED things to go back to the way they were, but that does seem to be the Human condition, after Great Trials, Adventures and Adversity, the Ultimate Evil is Vanguished and then

Everything returns to the way it was before and the process starts all over again.

If we look at the ebb and flow of power between the Democratic and Republican Parties over the years we see this repetitive pattern over and over again,.

Indeed the most extreme reverses seem to follow the Greatest Victories.

Let's take a look at a graph of Republican Seats in the Senate over the past 50 years I have two lines for 40 and 60 seats with over 60 you can end  a Filibuster, less than 40 you cannot maintain one,.





Now does the balance of power in the Senate look, THAT much worse now than in the past?
What about the House?  I placed a line at 218, the House has 435 members if you have 218 Seats, you have a majority.

Ok you can see the whole pictue and to tell the truth I would prefer it be a different one, but I don't see it as that much worse than what has gone before.
Do you?
One thing history has taught us about Politics, whatever the situation whether in our favour or against it, we can be certain of only one thing
This too shall Pass.


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:33 AM CDT
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Updated: Friday, 8 May 2009 6:44 AM CDT
Thursday, 7 May 2009
The Rumors Of Our Death

Upon being informed that a newspaper had printed his obituary, Mark Twain is reported to have said

 The rumors of my Death have been greatly exaggerated.

I am beginning to feel that way about the GOP.

We are continuously hearing about the demise of the Republican Party.



Are the reports of the death of the GOP, to paraphrase Mark Twain, "Greatly exaggerated?" Or are we seeing the inexorable demise of a doomed beast -- like seeing the last wooly mammoth go down in tar pits of La Brea?

The defeats suffered in the 2006 mid-term and 2008 Presidential elections, combined with the recent defection of Senator Arlen Specter to the Democratic Party, certainly left a whiff of lingering death in the air. Was Specter's decision a mandatory 10-count that will allow the Republicans to get off the mat and fight on? Or was it the final knockout roundhouse?

I am sorry but there is quite a bit of exageration here.  The 2006 Election was the average outcome of a second term bielection.  It is true that the Democrtic Party did much better than the Republican Party in that election, but there was nothing out side of the normal range.

Full Balance of Power
218 needed for majority, 435 at stake, 0 undecided
Full Balance of Power
51 needed for Dem majority/50 needed for GOP majority,
33 at stake, 0 undecided
40 seats49-6
27 seats516
0 seats00
Now it is also true that 2008 took that trend further

House of Representatives










All of the above looks daunting, I will be the first to admit that, but if this portends the demise of the Republican Party shouldn't it be as bad or worse than what has gone before???

 Let's just take a look and see how the present state compares with say the 1976 Election?

Party summary




TOTAL members: 100

House of Representatives


TOTAL members: 435

Now I might be biased but I don't see much difference in the balance of power in the Senate and the distribution of House seats looks better today than after the 1976 Election.

 But what about one might ask the overwhelming victory of the Democratic Presidential Candidate?

 Was it really that overwhelming??

 1976  Jimmy Carter against Gerold Ford

Carter won with 50.1% of the vote to Ford's 48%

2008 Barack Obama against John McCain

Obama won with 52.9% of the vote to McCain's 45.7%

 2008 was better than 1976 but neither compare with 1964

Johnson had 61.1% of the vote to Goldwater's 38.5%

 No any prediction of the demise of the Republican Party

needs to explain why it did not curl up in die during the last

40 some years when things looked as bad as they do now or even'


 Whatever became of that Carter fellow anyway?

Oh I remember now



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Updated: Thursday, 7 May 2009 6:44 AM CDT
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
The LOST Free Lunch Isn't
Concerning an addition of 1% to the sales tax in my local community 

Well the dust has settled in Linn County Iowa and the forces of Let's Raise Taxes, someone else will pay for it,  have won,

Here is an exchange I had on facebook,   The names are absent, because at the present time I prefer to speak about Principles rather than Personalities.

It all started when I read the following

"congratulations Marionites. We passed the LOST penny and will receive $20 million over next 5 years for sewer, streets & parks. Also our sewer bills will remain static rather than double as projected. Good for Marion!!"

My immediate reaction was, "this person sounds like they really think someone just GAVE them -$20 Million.  Don't they realise that  $20 Million just left the wallets of taxpayers and went into the hot little hands of politicians???

I responded  with

 I see if they don't get the vote they want just keep doing it over and over until they get the vote they want?

sounds like some recent Congressional Races to me.


"Also our sewer bills will remain static rather than double as projected. "

But your TAXES are going up $20 Million dollars or do you really think folks are going to drive to Marion to give them that money?

Guess who gets to pay for the bulk of your $20 million dollar windfall, guess who gets hurt worst by a tax lke this?

Now I WAS mistaken about the $20 Million cost to Marion Taxpayers for which I was promptly corrected.

Do you guys even do any research before you take a position? Marion pays out 13 million and receives 20 million. My sewer bill was projected to double in 4 years and now won't. It would have been monumentally STUPID to vote NO if you live in Marion. Sometimes you can be so married to ideology that you will cut off your nose to spite your face. That is what the vote NO crowd was NOT able to accomplish tonight. Sorry some of you can't see that.

My responce was

I see the fact that taxpayers other than those in Marion get to foot $7 million of the Bill makes a difference

Wait a minute I don't live in Marion, Oh well I will console myself in the words of Joe Biden that I do my patriotic duty ensuring lower sewer bills in Marion ;-)

Just call me monumentally STUPID, and maybe meanspirited and greedy but what they refer to as "married to ideology" I think of as "standing on principle"

Not everyone can get more tax money back than they pay in.  SOMEONE has to have that extra bit lifted from their wallet,

It would seem this person does not care about that factor as long as THEY are not the one who has to come up with the extra largess.

How valid are your principles on Holding the Line on Taxation if you are

going to fold your hand the first time Des Moines decides to "buy you off"

At present nationally

the bottom 60% of income earners pay less than 1% of federal income taxes on net.
According to the Wall Street Journal  

Obama's Tax Plan Is Really a Welfare Plan

When "tax credits" primarily go to this group in the form of checks from the government (rather than a reduction in their tax burden) it is simply an abuse of the language to call the spending a tax cut.

What it really should be called is "Redistribution of Wealth" and isn't that what this article started with someone crowing about?

They are happy they will be getting back more than they pay in.

Of course Obama's plan will end up with folks who did not PAY income tax at all getting checks cut from money taken out of the pockets of those who DO pay taxes.

In the words of our good friend they would be monumentally STUPID not to vote for someone who would do that for them

As for the rest of us, we would be equally STUPID not to resist it,

But if we have those among us that don't mind this process as long as THEY are on the receiving end of the handouts we have a problem, particularly if the person is someone we voted for and helped elect,

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