Thursday, July 28, 2011

Unbelievable Obama gaffes

Our corrupt, progressive media just loved constantly showing us clips of President Bush making verbal mistakes. Not surprisingly, they have sheltered us from the same kind of gaffes made consistently by President Obama.

If you can stand listening to his voice one more time, enjoy this string of stuttering, halting, incorrect, sloppy, and sometimes ridiculous Obama misstatements:

Best public speaker. Ever.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

While we face unemployment and inflation, politicians enrich themselves

Watch this clip, and then try to argue that our elected officials in Washington, DC are mostly noble, public servants:

That's right: Ordinary Americans are struggling with sustained, massive unemployment; rising gas prices (due primarily to the decreasing value of the US dollar); and inflation that is rapidly increasing the price of food and other essentials.

Meanwhile, many in positions of political power and influence are lining their own pockets:

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) saw his net worth increase 453% from 2004 to 2009, from $3,072,514 to a whopping $19,929,018. Yes, a real man of the people.

And the list of Democrats making a fortune, apparently on the backs of We the People, is astonishing. How does a back-bencher, do-nothing Congressman like Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) - who was arrested July 27 while demanding that we stop illegal alien deportations - increase his net worth from $47,503 to $2,358,005 in five years while serving in Congress? That's a 3,669% increase!

Government Gone Wild offers a list here of national politicians who are either very good with their finances (yet still, somehow, very bad with ours), very lucky with the lottery, or very corrupt.

No wonder a new Rasmussen poll shows 46% of us believe most in Congress are corrupt.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Press Secretary Carney admits Obama has no deficit, debt plan

Imagine telling your college instructor that instead of turning in an actual written-on-paper term paper (in which you highlight research results, discuss and debate issues, state conclusions, and perhaps even advocate action), you prefer to just give a speech and "outline your ideas." You would fail the class, just as President Obama has failed the nation.

White House press secretary Jay Carney spends nine minutes here pretending that the President has an actual written-on-paper plan to reduce the annual budget deficit and, ultimately, our national debt. But, oops! He eventually admits that Obama has no actual written plan at all:

With all those zeros, Federal budget, deficit, and debt numbers can be confusing, so we posted a simplified explanation of the problem. We hope that Obama and his team of Keystone Cops will stop dissembling, misdirecting, misleading, and obfuscating on these critically important issues. Sadly, we aren't optimistic about that.

We long for political leaders who will just be honest with us, tell us their ideas, debate those ideas openly with those who disagree, and, when all is said and done, just lead.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

City council to outlaw free speech?

What happens when you allow truly ignorant people to serve in elected office? They actually attempt to outlaw the very freedoms guaranteed to citizens in the U.S. Constitution.

In fact, it's diffcult to tally all of the Constitutional rights the Gould, Arkansas city council is summarily declaring illegal - freedom of speech and freedom of association among them:

Even the New York Times agrees this measure is "a clear violation of the Constitution." Fox News reports here on the story.

The passive aggressive approach? Gould residents should be busy forming clubs, groups and organizations at breakneck pace, just to flaunt this ridiculous "ordinance." While they still can, the 1,129 citizens of Gould should act immediately to recall every member of the council who supports this patently foolish idea. And every one of them should be forced to attend and pass a high school civics class - in a private school.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pat down a TSA agent, go directly to jail

UPDATED July 19, 2011

Is turnabout really fair play? Not according to the Federal Transportation Security Administration.

According to MyFox New York:
PHOENIX - We hear a lot of complaints about security screeners groping airline passengers. But now, a Colorado woman is accused of putting her hands on a TSA agent at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Court records show 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae grabbed the left breast of the female agent Thursday at the Terminal 4 checkpoint. Police say she squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands. Officers say Mihamae admitted to the crime.

There's no word why she touched the agent. Mihamae now faces a felony count of sexual abuse.

According to court records, she lives in Longmont, Colorado and is self-employed.

That's right: When a TSA agent gropes a passenger, that is an "enhanced pat-down," conducted for "security" purposes. And when a citizen puts the exact same moves on a TSA agent, you're charged with felony sexual abuse, considered a Class 5 felony in Arizona.

The TSA has accumulated a long list of complaints alleging that their invasive touching constitutes sexual abuse. We realize Congress is very, very busy with a manufactured debt crisis and getting re-elected, but isn't anyone on the Hill paying attention to our Fourth Amendment Constitutional rights?

Update - July 19, 2011

Fox News reports that prosecutors have not been able to charge Mihamae with a felony, for two reasons. First, there was no proof of sexual intent (required for the sexual abuse charge). Second - and more importantly - TSA agents do NOT meet the standard of being law enforcement officers, so prosecutors admit they cannot charge her with assaulting a police officer.

Consistent with previous public statements, TSA simply says it will not tolerate assaults against their employees, but will continue groping ordinary citizens, as before.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Police raid little girls' lemonade stand

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The wise city leaders of Midway, Georgia, have decided that their sheep - errr, citizens may be in mortal danger from lemonade.

Who knows what horrible, poisonous contaminants may have found their way into the highly suspect, potentially lethal, amateur mixture of lemon juice, sugar and water? Thank goodness elected officials are so magnanimous as to protect innocent people from the likely harmful effects of rogue, underground commerce:

Perhaps the 1,100 citizens of Midway should invite their brainy city leaders to reconsider this law. It sounds like it might be more appropriate for licensing street vendors in Manhattan.

Ironically, Midway is located in Liberty County, Georgia.

Senate Republicans: No more spending without a budget

Credit where credit is due. Our hats are off to Senate Republicans who are taking a principled stand against Federal fiscal irresponsibility:

According to Politico:
According to the Congressional Budget Act, Congress may not appropriate money for any fiscal year without first passing a budget, which serves as a concrete plan for spending, borrowing, and taxing. Despite this prohibition, Senate Democrats—who have refused to pass a budget for 807 days or make one public at all this year—attempted to move a spending bill on the floor yesterday. In response, Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions led his Republican colleagues in a period of extended debate, calling for Congress to fulfill its legal duty to present an adopt a budget (by April 15th of each year).
In order of appearance, Republicans who speak in the clip above are Senate Republican Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (AL), Bob Corker (TN), John Thune (SD), Marco Rubio (FL), Mike Lee (UT), Rand Paul (KY), John Cornyn (TX), Patrick Toomey (PA), Ron Johnson (WI), and John Barrasso (WY); Sessions repeats as the final speaker. In addition to Sessions, Thune, Cornyn, Toomey, and Johnson are aslo committee members.

Let them know what you think about their courageous stand against the Democrat leadership's flagrant violation of the law.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Barack Hussein Obama has a record now, and it's abysmal.

When Barack Hussein Obama ran for President in 2008, he was among the least qualified men ever to seek the office. He was undoubtedly the least vetted Presidential candidate in our history.

A sycophant, corrupt, progressive media advocated his candidacy in no uncertain terms, and enabled Obama at every step of the campaign. Our national media continue to ignore significant Obama scandals like Operation Gunrunner (also known as Operation Fast and Furious).

Obama's personal past is shrouded in secrecy. He released a document earlier this year, alleging it to be a copy of his long-form birth certificate. But it was created electronically in such an odd fashion that it raised more questions than it answered. His kindergarten, junior high, and high school records are sealed. His multiple college records are missing or sealed. We don't know details of his mother's travels or even citizenship status because Stanley Dunham's passport records are inexplicably incomplete or destroyed. This, despite Federal law requiring such information be retained for 100 years. Obama's own citizenship status while living in Indonesia is another murky detail, left completely unexplored by our media.

But that is all 2008 Obama. His policies, actions, and statements as President are mostly public information. 2012 Obama does have a record. His opponents will do well to make certain every American knows exactly what this President has done to our country.

And this is how it's done:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Are you ready for a world ruled by Islam?

Many people who aren't familiar with Islam don't understand that one of its goals is world domination. As in subjugation. As in you convert to Islam, or be killed - or worse.

Muslim leaders are gathering in the United Kingdom to discuss their vision of a world ruled by them, under sharia law:

Khilafah? You may know it better in English as "Caliphate." Muslims use the term to describe the world under Islamic rule.

They are deadly serious, and they are coming for us.