Saturday, April 30, 2011

2012: Obama has convinced us

We are not members of the Republican Party - local, state, or national (although we have been, in the past). Nor do we financially support the various national Republican organizations. We decided long ago to support only individual candidates, since the national organizations have a disappointing habit of supporting liberal candidates.

In 2008, we cast our ballot for Sarah Palin, despite the fact the John McCain was the Presidential candidate. Since then, we have consistently said we would never again vote for a liberal GOP candidate like McCain.

But the longer we watch the Marxist reign of Barack Hussein Obama II, the more we realize that the 2012 Presidential election may be unique. We are beginning to believe that the next national election will decide whether or not the United States of America remains a Constitutional Republic.

We do not want our America to melt into the murky darkness, as so many declining nation-states have done, and are doing. We'd prefer to see elected officials who are citizen-servants, rather than elitist political-class rulers. We'd rather see a limited Federal government, which our Founders envisioned. We'd like to see many Federal departments and programs curtailed or abolished. We'd rejoice over a balanced budget, reduced debt, and relaxed regulation. Obama and his minions seem to hold the polar opposite view.

During what surely will be a rigorous Republican Presidential primary campaign, we will support Constitutional conservatives. We will politely and respectfully point out the policy deficiencies of liberal Republicans, sometimes referred to as "RINOs" (Republican In Name Only). And you can count on us to continually deride the progressive, anti-American policies of the Obama Regime.

But in November 2012, we will vote for the victorious GOP candidate, whoever that is, because we are convinced that this nation cannot survive a second Obama term.

Special thanks to @jjmnolte for inspiring these thoughts.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Former Miss USA accuses TSA of sexual assault

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of US citizens who travel through airports. The Constitutional language is quite plain:
Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (emphasis added)
Simple translation: The TSA has no Constitutional or legal basis for searching you at the airport, unless they have probable cause to believe you present a danger to air travel safety.

Former Miss USA Susie Castillo has posted a personal testimony of her unfortunate experience with TSA in the DFW Dallas, Texas airport:

Don't you feel safer? We all know that this is nothing more than security theater. Patting down grandmothers, former beauty pageant winners and little kids - to the point of sexual abuse - is NOT a deterrent to jihad Muslim terrorists.

Have you contacted your US Senators and Representative to ask why this is happening to us? Legislators in Texas understand this issue, and are now debating a proposal that would make "enhanced pat-downs" a felony in their state.

Hat Tip to Daily Mail Online.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Progressives: Ignorant, disruptive, unwelcome, and arrested

Former Air America host Nicole Sandler learned an important lesson in civility Tuesday night: Progressives don't have any. And the rest of us are tired of their boorish, thug-like behavior.

After a warning by police, Sandler was arrested and charged with trespassing at a Congressional town hall meeting held by Rep. Allen West (R-FL).

There is more video of the incident posted on YouTube. Ms Sandler hasn't posted on her blog since last November - perhaps she's been too busy disturbing the peace. NBC Miami reports that 51 year-old Sandler posted bail and was released from custody after 17 hours.

Slowly, the world is returning to normal.

Hat Tip to CBS Miami.

Obama releases long-form birth certificate - or does he?

President Barack Hussein Obama II released his long-form birth certificate today. Or so he said.

Ironically, Obama himself has said that the birth certificate and eligibility issue has been a "distraction." He claims it has kept him from much more important deliberations, like solving the $1.4 trillion budget deficit and $14.5 trillion debt, for which he is primarily responsible.

There will be much debate in the coming days over the authenticity of this document. We are not document experts. But we have used Adobe Illustrator enough to understand that this YouTube video seriously undermines the legitimacy of Obama's latest release:

The birth certificate posted by the White House is in Adobe Portable Document Format, commonly referred to as a PDF. When opened in Illustrator, the "official" birth certificate is clearly a multi-layer document. When scanning a document and saving as a PDF, this is NOT normal.

Sadly, Obama seems only to have stoked the fires of controversy surrounding the circumstances of his birth. Regardless of how this is resolved, we contend that Obama has proven himself unworthy of serving as President.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell: God's tax policy? 'Jesus would take it all.'

We are weary of amateur, liberal theologians - many of whom are agnostic or atheist themselves, but want to lecture us about what our religious beliefs should be. Apparently, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell fancies himself - simultaneously - an expert on both New Testament Christian theology and tax policy:

In other words, Jesus Christ was a socialist community organizer who would approve of President Obama increasng your taxes. (See why it's so difficult to take progressives seriously when it comes to actual ideas?)

Unfortunately for O'Donnell, those of us who really do read and believe the Bible understand that the passage he quotes has nothing whatsoever to do with US tax policy. It speaks instead to the condition of someone's heart condition as they contribute freely to the temple for religious, ministry purposes.

But taxes are not voluntary contributions. They are forced extractions.

O'Donnell is just another progressive "thinker" who wants you to believe that God himself supports redistribiution of wealth. But Jesus said in Matthew 22, "So give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."

Thankfully, irrelevant, self-appointed "preachers" of Marxism like O'Donnell are easy to ignore.

Hat tip to NewsBusters.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Free advice for Obama's religiously-illiterate White House

President Obama and his sycophant media have declared in the past his devotion to God, as a Christian. Trouble is, we don't see much evidence of that.

He and his family attended Rev. Jeremiah Wright's black liberation theology church for more than 20 years, but abandoned both Wright and the church when they became political liabilities. Although he spoke openly of "finding a new church" in Washington, DC, the President has been far too busy golfing to attend worship services regularly.

Since being elected, it has been Obama's standard practice to issue statements recognizing every major Muslim holiday. That's why his failure to acknowledge Good Friday or Easter seems so significant: most Christians would say Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. In fairness, Obama did issue a statement for Easter 2010. But it was widely criticized, because it was so watered-down that it included references to every other world religion, and even non-religious people. The full text of his wishy-washy Easter 2010 "Family of Man" statement is here.

Fox Nation notes the glaring omission here, pointing out, "By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha."

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney deflects media questions about the lack of an official statement recognizing the Easter holiday:

Carney probably has no idea that most evangelical Christians would consider Shiloh Baptist Church an apostate congregation. The pastor, Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith, seems fixated on all things racial, and has compared Rush Limbaugh to the KKK. The Blaze offers more here.

Free advice for Obama's religiously-illiterate White House crew: Mocking Christianity and Christians probably isn't the smart play here.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Aren't we all proud?

Updated April 25, 2011

WARNING: The video linked in this post contains extreme violence.

A very disturbing video of an assault that took place April 18 in a Baltimore-area McDonald's restaurant has gone viral. Normal people who watch the video in horror feel our pulses quicken and outrage building.

Police eventually arrested a 14 year-old girl (charged as a juvenile) and an 18 year-old woman. And of course it's a "hate crime." Only bitter, angry, hate-filled people could lash out so violently. Prosecutors are "looking into" the possibiity of charging both suspects with that as well.

McDonald's has fired the employee who chose to use his mobile phone to video the crime, rather than call police. But other employees can be seen in the video, watching - and actually laughing - as the beating takes place. One makes a half-hearted attempt to stop the violence, as does another patron. But those who stood by should be charged as accessories to the crime.

Subsequent reports have revealed that the victim is a transgendered person or a transvestite. We do not support the idea of a transgender or transvestite "lifestyle." But some are now actually saying the victim invited a beating, by attempting to use a women's restroom. It doesn't matter what motivated these criminals to attack this person so viciously.

It doesn't matter who the victim was, or what their "lifestyle" is. There is absolutely NO excuse for violence of this kind, except self-defense. Since that doesn't seem to be the case here, we urge prosecutors to seek the maximum penalty under the law for both of the perpetrators. Animals who look like human beings, but behave in this manner, must be kept locked away from the rest of us, for our own safety.

It is interesting to note that most media accounts of the incident did not report any description of the attackers, despite the fact that no arrests had been made when the story broke. Apparently, our progressive media are too afraid to report that two black women were the suspects, for fear of being branded racists by the Al Sharpton crowd.

The official Baltimore police report can be found here. And for the truly curious, police have released Teonna Monae Brown's mug shot.

Aren't we all proud of how our society is breeding this kind of undisciplined, out-of-control, dangerous criminal?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rep. Allen West: Sick and tired of Obama's Marxist rhetoric

In a day when any criticism of President Obama is immediately dismissed by the progressive media as racist or worse, it's refreshing to hear an elected official speak the truth about him.

Interviewed by Greta Van Susteren on On The Record, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said, "I'm sick and tired of this class warfare, this Marxist, demagogic rhetoric that is coming from the President of the United States of America." West added, "I'm not going to back away from telling what the truth is." He then described Obama as "a low-level, socialist agitator."

Here is the full clip of West's appearance:

Be careful, Congressman West. Comments like this will get you elected President of the United States in 2012.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More budget talk? Yawwwwwwn...

Apparently, members of the Obama Regime are completely bored with talk of budget cuts and debt reduction. They said they wouldn't sleep until the job is done, so they may just think their work is finished. Let's elect a new President in 2012, and move Messrs. Obama, Biden, et al to the lecture circuit.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This is why the terrorists will win

Perhaps, like many Americans, you don't fly often. What else could explain the lack of public outrage at the policies being pursued today by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration?

All you have to do is watch this brief clip to know that something is not right:

Fact: Americans do not use their six year-old kids to carry bombs onto airplanes. None of us are interested in killing ourselves for the cause of Islam. Until DHS, TSA and our cowardly politicians admit that jihad Islam is the enemy, they will continue to violate our Constituional right to protection from "unreasonable searches and seizures" - a right Americans have enjoyed since December 15, 1791.

Does anyone really think groping children enhances air travel safety? Have you contacted your Senators and Representative and asked them why TSA is allowed to do this?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

What do the Federal budget numbers really mean?

According to, the United States of America now has $14.3 trillion in debt. That number is climbing - rapidly. The official budget of the United States indicates that in fiscal year 2011 alone, the country will borrow another $1.267 trillion just to pay this year's bills. This results from receipts of $2.567 trillion and outlays of $3.834 trillion.

But numbers in the trillions are just too large for most of us to grasp - a fact most politicians count on, to keep us in the dark about what they're really doing. So we offer the following, simplified illustration: Imagine we're talking about your household income, expenses and debt.

We'll begin with a baseline we can all relate to: your annual income is $38,340. The problem is that your expenses are 1 1/2 times your income, so you're using credit cards to pay your bills. Even worse, you're using a credit card to make minimum payments on another. Your spending and borrowing habits mirror those of the Federal Government, so here's what your financial statement looks like:

Annual Income: $38,340.00

Annual Expenses: $57,510.00

New Debt This Year: $19,170.00

Another way to look at this is how far behind you fall each month:

Monthly Income: $3,195.00

Monthly Expenses: $4,792.50

New Debt This Month: $1,597.50

Washington politicians are now crowing about a historic a $38 billion budget cut. But what would this really look like in our household budget example? Let's translate this self-proclaimed "accomplishment" into numbers we can all understand.

Your annual budget is $19,170 in the red. So you struggle, prioritize, eliminate, pinch pennies, and manage to find savings of 3%. That's a whopping $1,725.30 you won't spend this year, or $143.78 each month. The result of your courageous, "historic" budget slashing?

Annual Income: $38,340.00

Annual Expenses: $55,784.70

New Debt This Year: $17,444.70

Or in monthly terms:

Monthly Income: $3,195.00

Monthly Expenses: $4,648.72

New Debt This Month: $1,453.72

Progress, to be sure. But hardly of the magnitude necessary. If you don't do something dramatically different, and quickly, you are heading for bankruptcy.

Politicians are telling us that the results of their budget dog and pony show are wonderful , but don't believe them. The American people are not being well served by the clueless, partisan, political class elites.

Most elected officials in Washington, DC are not serious about addressing this very real problem. They are borrowing and spending the United States into economic ruin, and they must be stopped.