There Is No Second Place For Freedom

    Originally published at The Minority Report Whether the subject is Nationalized Healthcare, Cap and Trade, The Employee Free Choice Act, The Fairness Doctrine or government bailouts of the banking and automobile industry, the debate in this country today seems centered around individual liberty versus control by the Federal Government. The question appears to be, whether the American people are willing to cede essential liberties to | Read More »

    Oh man….you know it’s bad when even Pravda is calling you a Marxist.

    Change. This guy gets it. How come sixty U.S. Senators can’t figure it out…? It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people. True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the | Read More »

    The Veneer Wears Ever Thinner and There is Nothing Underneath

    This explains the level of buy-in Barack Obama received in 2008. A lot of frightened and disillousioned people were convinced he could lead them somehow to safety. He can’t because he is unable and because he is also unwilling to do what this requires.

    “Bail-outs” and “Stimulus Packages” dance around this question. They are a fraud in the same sense that James Kunstler spoke of swindles and frauds. If everyone can just keep holding on until one day after election 2012, everything will magically start to get better. Yet the veneer and the slickness where thin, and increasingly more Americans see that nothing is there underneath. What then? Our next two elections will be all about deciding that question.

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    WPost: GM Will Probably Never Pay Back Its Loans

    I suppose there are few of us who hadn’t guessed this, but it would have been nice to have it reported before the administration committed to a bailout: It’s sure to be a stretch. For the United States to fully recover its investment, the value of General Motors stock will have to reach levels it has never before attained. “I’m not going to predict it | Read More »

    Vote Not Yet Held. Get Back On Phones. Stop the European Bank Bailout

    Note: I was asked why I’m posting the full list if we’re less than 12 votes away from beating Obama on this. The reason is because over the weekend I expect the Democrats to pull some tricks and make some promises to wavering Blue Dogs. We need to keep the pressure up today so they don’t go wobbly over the weekend. Get on the phone | Read More »

    Target These Representatives and Call NOW

    The Blue Dog Democrats are wavering on supporting H.R. 2346, the 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act. How do I know? Sources tell me Rahm Emanuel is trying to sweeten the package. Remember: H.R. 2346, the 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act, will provide funds to the International Monetary Fund to bail out European banks. We can stop it. Target their home offices. Below, find your state, find your | Read More »

    Stop the IMF Bailout

    It is bad enough that we’re bailing out domestic banks. Barack Obama now wants to bail out European banks via funding for the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”). Humorously, there is a unique coalition forming on this because part of the legislation is also tied to war funding and the Graham-Lieberman amendment to stop the release of photos showing alleged torture. The whole thing has gotten | Read More »

    Today’s Worst Person in the World: Keith Olbermann

    I don’t like to encourage masochism, but if you were ever going to watch Keith Olbermann, tonight is probably the night. After all, given Olbermann’s tendency to quit his meds and start frothing at the mouth over corporate hypocrisy, he has a juicy target today. Who’s the latest fat-cat to get wealthy from taxpayer bailout money? Why, it’s the pride of Cownell – Keith Olbermann. | Read More »

    2 ½ Years to Live

     Cross -Posted at The Minority Report In 2½ years I am going to die.  I know, it shocked me too.  I had a cancer earlier in my life and with the work of some really fine doctors it went into remission during the 80′s.  The cancer is a very rare form of cancer, one of the first cases was in France in 1715 and the Doctor who treated it | Read More »

    Right.org is having a $27,599 video contest.

    Details here, and the main site is here. There’s still a month to go for the contest (deadline is May 25, 2009), so get your video editing juices flowing and get your own, personal bailout. Moe Lane PS: They do want to hear from Democrats tired of the bailouts too, by the way. This doesn’t have to be a partisan political issue. Crossposted to Moe | Read More »

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    Proud to be in the Party of No

    Barry?…Talk to the hand It all started with this exchange… speciallist: Barack Obama is spending your money, TRILLIONS of dollars at a time…a trillion dollars could pay for the college education at a four-year public institution for EVERY student graduating high school from now until 2018…and that’s just 1 trillion…Obama has signed bills that triple the national debt to about 11 trillion dollars since he | Read More »

    Dems just now getting around to asking those pesky questions they should have asked months ago

    (from a post at St. Lawrence Co. Republitarian) New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Cortland, New York Tuesday, speaking with local business leaders about how to best stimulate local economy.  Basically, the idea was to seek grant proposals for money that is already earmarked for the State.  The gist: we have x amount of dollars, now let’s decide how to spend it. Now, let’s forget, for the | Read More »

    It’s the Constitution, Stupid!

    In the April 7th edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, there was an editorial outlining a method of the government handling the notion of bank’s toxic assets.  Without getting into the details, a discussion broke out regarding this notion.  One of my co-workers suggested that the government should just step in and dictate the price of these securities.  In other words, the government should replace the | Read More »

    $30 B Down the Porcelain Throne

    The other day, my boss made an interesting observation. Six months ago, ExxonMobil recorded annual net income of $40 billion. It was widely considered, even by some in these august pages, to be outrageous. Bear in mind, that profit was gained lawfully, and it was either be returned to shareholders (98.5% of which are you, me, and our retirement funds, and not XOM executives) as | Read More »

    The Problem with Big Government

    In 1979, when President Carter decided that the federal government should take over our school system, which had previously been under state control, he ran into one problem: the constitution. The United States Constitution, under the 10th Amendment, says that anything not mentioned specifically in the constitution was to be left under the control of the state or local governments, or to the people themselves. | Read More »