Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Help for a patriot sullied , a spotless spirit hurt,
Help for an honourable clan sore trampled in the dirt! From Washington to Frisco Bay, oh, listen to my song, The honourable gentlemen have suffered grievous wrong.
Their noble names were mentioned -- oh, the burning black disgrace! -- By brutal Right Wing Pundits in the Benghazi shooting case; They sat upon it for a while, then steeled their heart to brave it, And "coruscating innocence" the learned Media gave it.
Cleared in the face of all mankind beneath the winking skies, Like phœnixes from Phœnix Park (and what lay there) they rise! Go shout it to the seas -- give word to America now, Her honourable gentlemen are cleared -- and this is how: --
"Our friends believe"? -- Of course they do -- as sheltered women may; But have they seen the shrieking soul ripped from the quivering clay? They! -- If their own front door is shut, they'll swear the whole world's warm; What do they know of dread of death or hanging fear of harm?
If black is black or white is white, in black and white it's plain, You're only traitors to the Nation and betrayers of the Slain. If print is print or words are words, the Media perpends: --
We are not ruled by murderers, but only -- by their friends
I’m going to toss an idea at you and I want you to give it serious thought before passing on it. Plain and simple: Romney/Siri 2012?
Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you happen to be in Washington, D.C., she won’t direct you to the Planned Parenthood on 16th St, NW. Instead, she’ll suggest you pay a visit to the 1st Choice Women’s Health Center, an anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Landsdowne, Virginia, or Human Life Services, a CPC in York, Pennsylvania.
Ask Google the same question, and you’ll get ads for no less than 7 metro-area abortion clinics, 2 CPCs and a nationwide abortion referral service.
Ask in New York City, and Siri will tell you “I didn’t find any abortion clinics.”
It’s an experience that’s being replicated by women around the country: despite plentiful online information about actual places to get an abortion, Siri doesn’t seem to provide it. It’s a similar experience for women seeking emergency contraception: in New York City, Siri doesn’t know what Plan B is and, asked for emergency contraception, offers up a Google results page of definitions.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the Obama administration has a jobs program already in place — and it’s food stamps. When asked about new numbers that show one in every seven Americans now receiving food stamps from the federal government, Vilsack said that’s good news. Food stamps create jobs, Vilsack insisted, and managed to even come up with a new multiplier effect number:
So here’s the question. If food stamps create jobs, like Vilsack says here, and we’re putting record numbers of Americans on food stamps, then why aren’t we seeing record job creation? If every dollar spent on food stamps creates $1.84 in production, as Vilsack argues, and the number of food stamp recipients keeps rising, then why haven’t the GDP numbers reflected that fabulous growth?
The one little detail left out is the penalty we pay when we take money out of the general economy for a government program.
So for every dollar we spend it creates $1.84 in the economy?
If this were a Fairy Tale, the money would magically appear in the hands of the food stamp recipient.
But it is not a Fairy Tale the money comes from Tax Payers, nor is it Star Trek, Scotty does not beam the money into the hands of them either,
Funds for these programs must grind their way through the Federal Government and that is not without cost..
Take as an example the Cash for Clunkers Program, it gave out $4500 Tax Credits and the Cost Per Car was $20,000, Round it up for each dollar in Tax Credits the Tax Payers shelled out 4 dollars.
If those same figures hold true for th eFood Stamp Program for each dollar sent out in Food Stamps we paid 4 dollars in over head.
So if that one dollar returned $1.84 in economic activity those same 5 dollars left in the hands of the Tax Payers would have returned $9.20 in economic activity.
Now I am not saying we should cut that program I AM saying that for each dollar spent there is a net loss to the economy of (using their figures) $7.36.
That is NOT something to Crow about.
But feeding American who have fallen on hard times is a much better use of Tax Payers money than the Program that was part of the Stimulas Bill that spent 2.6 Million Dollars to teach Chinese Prostitutes how to drink responsibly.
I doubt that stimulated our eonomy. The only stimulas it could have produced would have been stimulating Chinese Johns,
Or maybe the administrators, Who knows the Girls might have been grateful and expressed that in a tangible manner?
The picture of Government Agencys as Pimps I find somehow Apt.
Team 10' project is a campaign to solicit ideas from the public on the Tenth Amendment and how it can be used to restrict Federal regulations.
Here is a proposed letter to Congress,
Read it and if you find yourself in accord send it to your Senators and Representative in the House.
Dear Members of the House and Senate:
We are writing you as activists in the tea party and 912 movements, and as believers in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which states:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The recent debt ceiling agreement set up an inadequate, centralized system of trying to find $1.5 trillion in savings over the next 10 years by empowering just 12 out of 535 members.
We believe every member of the Congress has an obligation to participate in cutting 3.25% from the budget, which is a little over three cents out of every dollar.
Therefore we ask that in early September, every committee and subcommittee should hold hearings on enforcing the 10th Amendment.
We are convinced that if you will take seriously the complaints from state and local officials about unnecessary red tape, unnecessary federally imposed expenses and federally mandated waste, you will find a lot of the savings you need.
We would also urge you to insist that the “Super Committee” of 12 include a significant amount of 10th Amendment enforcement in its deliberations.
After all, if the federal government did not require so much reporting by businesses, doctors, hospitals and state and local government, billions could be saved in unnecessary compliance costs.
If the federal government allowed businesses, hospitals, doctors and state and local governments to exercise common sense, a lot of federal aid could be eliminated and the money saved.
If you begin the fall session in September with a series of hearings in which the appropriate subcommittees and committees hear from the American people on these topics, you will have a huge menu of savings on your plate by mid October.
Ultimately, our goal is not a less expensive centralized bureaucracy in Washington, but government that is efficient, limited and Constitutional. The best way to do that is to enforce the 10th Amendment and return power to the states respectively, or the people.
A deal was reached on 29 September, and at about 1:30am on 30 September 1938,Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Benito Mussolini and Édouard Daladier signed the Munich Agreement. The agreement was officially introduced by Mussolini although in fact the so-called Italian plan had been prepared in the German Foreign Office. It was nearly identical to the Godesberg proposal: the German army was to complete the occupation of the Sudetenland by 10 October, and an international commission would decide the future of other disputed areas.
Czechoslovakia was informed by Britain and France that it could either resist Nazi Germany alone or submit to the prescribed annexations. The Czechoslovak government, realizing the hopelessness of fighting the Nazis alone, reluctantly capitulated (30 September) and agreed to abide by the agreement. The settlement gave Germany the Sudetenland starting 10 October, and de facto control over the rest of Czechoslovakia as long as Hitler promised to go no further. On September 30 after some rest, Chamberlain went to Hitler and asked him to sign a peace treaty between the United Kingdom and Germany. After Hitler's interpreter translated it for him, he happily agreed.
On 30 September, upon his return to Britain, Chamberlain delivered his famous "peace for our time" speech to delighted crowds in London.
In 1937, the Wehrmacht had formulated a plan called Operation Green (Fall Grün) for the invasion of Czechoslovakia which was implemented as Operation Southeast on 15 March 1939.
On 14 March Slovakia seceded from Czechoslovakia and became a separate pro-Nazi state. On the following day, Carpathian Ruthenia proclaimed independence as well, but after three days was completely occupied by Hungary. Czechoslovak president Emil Hácha traveled to Berlin and was forced to sign his acceptance of German occupation of the remainder of Bohemia and Moravia. Churchill's prediction was fulfilled as German armies entered Prague and proceeded to occupy the rest of the country, which was transformed into a protectorate of the Reich.
Those who have studied history are doomed to watch those who have not repeat it.
On March 2, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama gave a speech which in effect places Israel in far more vulnerable state than the deeding of the Sudetenland to the Nazis did Czechoslovakia if it is implemented.
"Yesterday, the President also spoke of the 1967 lines and land swaps. Should Israel find a partner for peace who is willing to join Prime Minister Netanyahu at the negotiating table, Israel cannot be expected to make any territorial concessions that do not acknowledge the reality on the ground. The 1967 borders are indefensible. References to 'land swaps' must mean that major Israeli population areas in the post-Six Day War territory, including the Jewish suburbs of Jerusalem, will forever continue to be a part of the Jewish state of Israel.
At the end of World War Two the civilized world vowed
This just in from the Quad City Tea Party- Spread the Word
Good morning All, Please send this CALL TO REGISTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL TRAINING out to your list(s), if you feel so inclined.
Michael Badnarik -- former Libertarian Presidential Candidate, author, and President of the Continental Congress 2009 will be in Iowa for nearly a week at the end of June... He's doing his famous Constitution class (8 hours of entertaining & riveting training on the Constitution, $100, includes autographed book by Michael, "Good to Be King", with a Forward by Congressman Ron Paul) in Des Moines on June 26th, in Fairfield, IA on June 27th and in Davenport over two evenings Wed June 30th and Thur July 1st.
Details and links to register are below.
We have a phenomenal opportunity to really educate ourselves, family and friends. We have less than 10 signed up now. We really need to get 20 plus to make this work. If you are committed enough to the cause of Liberty and want to attend but cannot afford the $100 at this time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a $50 discount (thanks to a generous donor) for up to 10 more students.
Here's a taste of what Michael Badnarik will be bringing to Davenport this Wed and Thurs:
It is Human Nature to perceive the Universe as revolving around a central point, ourselves.
I am determined
You are stubborn.
They are obstinate.
This issue comes to the front quite often in politics.
An attempt to define political purity oft assumes our own perceptions are the the touchstone with which all others are weighed.
Sometime ago I realized that a Political Party composed of Me, My Shadow and My Reflection in a Mirror would not lead to many victorious elections.
I was forced since so many of you seem to be determined to want to think for yourselves to find what common ground I might have with others.
There are some who seem to have a difficulty with this mode of thought.
They continuously focus on differences rather than similarities.
Thus we are often lectured on exactly what, is and what is not, True Conservatism or Real Republicans.
Not that long ago that was illustrated in a comment on this website.
A brief review of past and present Iowa GOP and National Platforms would show that Iowa Republicans and the Party as a whole are solid supporters of LIFE and MARRIAGE. Why should we support those who differ from this position simply because they want to wear a "Republican" label? They are not in the "mainstream" of the party and if they were truly honest, might find themselves "happier" with those folks on the other side of the aisle.
On the surface that would appear to be true, leaving out the term "whole".
We also have Conservatives who are solid supporters of Fiscal Responsibility, the Constitution, Free Trade and are dead set against Socialism.
They may or may not agree on the issues of Life and Marriage to the extent this gentleman may require.
I also recall at the last County Convention an individual who was as vehement as the gentleman above on the subjects of Life and Marriage,
BUT he seemed to think that BIG GOVERNMENT was the solution to all our problems even to the extent of allowing the State to determine a Fair and Equitable distribution of Air Time on Issues.
So the question is which one is a REAL Republican?
Does one have to stand firm on EVERY issue?
Because if we are going to Cherry Pick out of our common ideologies it is obvious that either of the two could find grounds to exclude the other.
Which brings us to the subject of excluding others.
The resolution, dubbed a “purity test” by the media, became public Monday. It lists 10 positions Republican candidates should support to demonstrate that they “espouse conservative principles and public policies” that are in opposition to “Obama’s socialist agenda.”
Any Republican candidate who breaks with the guidelines of the resolution on three or more of these issues would be penalized by being denied party funds or the party endorsement.
See, that is where I diverge from Mr Scheffler. I may not agree with the results of an election, but I will fully support the right of voters to choose those who represent them.
NO Party official should have the right to withhold Party Funds from the winner of a Primary. The Voters determine who their nominee should be.
Recently the same dubious "Not A Real Republican" charge was levied against Halley Barbor of Mississippi. A man respected by many who obviously are also not considered REAL Republicans,
In Des Moines County a motion to ask for his resignation. If failed with only two votes in favor.
But in Linn County, the motion passed
Be it resolved that for his intimidation of Republicans considering and/or seeking political office, we call on Iowa's Republican National Committeeman, Steve Sheffler, to resign his position.
passed at the Linn County Republican Central Committee by a vote of 20 to 11.
Resolution introduced by William Dahlsten, Pct. 41
For some reason when I insist that no one has the right to decide if another is a REAL Republican there as some who take affront, as if I were declaring that THEY are not REAL Republicans
They are not listening.
I don't think they have that right, I don't claim that right for myself and I reject the right of anyone else to make that decision for either of us.
I don't dispute the validity of Mr Schefflers ideals, I agree with most of them.
What I dispute is whether it is right and fitting for him to impose those on others and use his office in the RPI to punish those who do not agree with him
And it would appear by a ration of about 2:1 those who attended the Linn County Central Committee last night agree with me.
I myself did not vote.
I am an Associate Committee person, according to our By-Laws I may be heard from the floor and that I was, I did speak in favor of the motion.
But I have no vote, except in the absence of one of the two elected Committee Persons.
While one from my Precinct was absent there was another Associate Committee Person who has been attending Meetings far longer than I.
I looked them up and informed them that they should be voting.
They voted against the motion,
One gentleman who spoke against the Motion mentioned the dangers of a House divided,
That is so true, and we cannot afford to drive out of our Party Good Conservatives who do not agree with us on EVERY issue.
That is not my desire, I do not wish to drive anyone out, nor do I wish to stand by silent, while others do.
Steve Scheffler › Daniel W Kauffman Jr: My my you spend wasted time name calling and causing division in the party. If you and others who apparently spent one iota of your time working for good candidates as you do this off the wall junk--you would be awarded volunteer of the year. By the way did you see where the FEC said there was NO basis whatsoever to the accusations of people who were spreading malicious lies against ICA? So the lies about people going to jail sinks with all those lies being spread. You and others once again struck out because it is obvious to any intelligent person, you can't win the argument based on concrete facts and truth
A county supervisor in California wants to ban Happy Meal toys and other similar treats that are given away with children's fast food meals.
This same county in Silcon Valley issued a law in 2008 that required chain restaurants to include a calorie count on their menus, which was later adopted by the state of California. And trends that start in California often spread to the rest of the nation.
Ken Yeager, the Santa Clara County Supervisor, is presenting a law at Tuesday's county board meeting to ban toys given away with unhealthy food. He believes the toys are used to encourage children to eat fatty, sugary, high-calorie meals that can lead to childhood obesity.
Yes when you start attacking Happy Meals and Ronald McDonald
You are going TOO FAR!!!!
And here I thought the Progressives were after the Young Vote.