Saturday, December 6, 2008

Prop 8: The Musical? Disgraceful Hollywood Actors Stick Their Nose at Voters

We have made an effort to refrain from commenting on California's controversial Proposition 8 vote where 52% of the state's voters supported a measure to limit marriage to a union between a man and a woman.

The above video proves a few things:

  1. Hollywood liberals cannot keep their mouths shut.
  2. Liberals as a whole cannot accept defeat (see Al Gore, Al Franken, etc)
  3. It would seem that these celebrities support the harassment and violence associated with post-election protests.
  4. They should all stay out of Politics!

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Auto Industry Bailout Will Only Prolong the Inevitable Bankruptcy of The Big 3

Congress and the White House appear to have reached a tentative deal to keep the Big 3 Auto makers afloat for at least a couple months -- that is, until Barack Obama assumes the Oval Office.

According to reports, approximately $15,000,000,000 will be dispersed to Ford, GM and Chrysler and this cash will be allocated from federal funds already set aside to help the companies produce more energy-efficient cars. This was President Bush's influence; one in which Speaker Pelosi and Congressional Democrats to do particularly support. (Liberals cannot afford to offend the radical, leftist environmentalists anymore than they can offend the unions.)

Pelosi said the House would consider legislation next week to provide "short-term and limited assistance" to the U.S. auto industry.

Limited and Short Term. Read: Will Not Fix The Problem.

These companies DO NOT deserve tax payer money. They should be bailed out by the MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THEMSELVES!

Liberal Politicians have benefited from Unions for decades. Placating union bosses has been a windfall campaign finance tactic for a number of members of Capitol Hill.

And it's NOT simply the economy, stupid.

Ron Gettelfinger, head of the United Auto Workers union, says employees are not to blame for Detroit's problems.

"It's not our fault that the economy is in the tank," he said.

Indeed, the economy has seen better times but Honda, Nissan and Toyota are not panhandling on the steps of the Capitol. Somehow, they are managing to build, sell and profit from selling cars in America.

The biggest reason these automakers are in trouble is simple: It costs the Big 3 an average of $30/Labor Hour (or 60%) MORE to produce a car than competitors like Nissan, Honda and Toyota who build cars in United States plants as well. At 40 hours per week, the average UAW member makes over $150,000 annually in benefits and compensation. Does anyone else think that's a bit much to screw some tires on a car?

What about the so-called "job banks" where laid-off UAW members can collect 95% of their income by doing nothing more than watch TV and drink coffee. The Big 3 will not discuss the exact details of these job banks, citing they are not public information.

The truth is clear. How many businesses in this country would succeed by paying 60% more than a competitor to produce a product? How many would succeed by paying people who don't produce a single asset?

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President-Elect Obama to Invest in Roads, Schools and Energy Efficient Public Buildings or "How I Spent $1 Trillion on a Failed Public Works Program"

View President-Elect Obama's weekly radio address.

(First things first: Can we wait until Obama has been sworn in before we start comparing him to Eisenhower, Kennedy, Lincoln, FDR or any other President.

The Key Points:

  • ENERGY: “[W]e will launch a massive effort to make public buildings more energy-efficient. Our government now pays the highest energy bill in the world. We need to change that. We need to upgrade our federal buildings by replacing old heating systems and installing efficient light bulbs. That won’t just save you, the American taxpayer, billions of dollars each year. It will put people back to work.”

How much will this cost? How many people will it take to screw in a light bulb? Sounds like a great theory but changing light bulbs? The government does have a blank check. Can we prioritize our expenditures?

  • ROADS AND BRIDGES: “[W]e will create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s. We’ll invest your precious tax dollars in new and smarter ways, and we’ll set a simple rule – use it or lose it. If a state doesn’t act quickly to invest in roads and bridges in their communities, they’ll lose the money.”

Keep in mind the latest government building project -- The Capitol Visitors Center -- cost $350 million OVER BUDGET and about 4 YEARS BEHIND SCHEDULE. The point is that government money typically is wasted through bureaucratic channels.

Obama's "use it or lose it" threat to the States will be difficult to manage because of this exact kind of waste, bureaucracy, corruption and mismanagement.

  • SCHOOLS: “[M]y economic recovery plan will launch the most sweeping effort to modernize and upgrade school buildings that this country has ever seen. We will repair broken schools, make them energy-efficient, and put new computers in our classrooms. Because to help our children compete in a 21st century economy, we need to send them to 21st century schools.”

Every Federal effort to improve education (including President Bush's "No Child Left Behind" Act) has produced little to no impact. Again, what is the cost? States and municipalities need to figure this out.

  • BROADBAND: “As we renew our schools and highways, we’ll also renew our information superhighway. It is unacceptable that the United States ranks 15th in the world in broadband adoption. Here, in the country that invented the Internet, every child should have the chance to get online, and they’ll get that chance when I’m president – because that’s how we’ll strengthen America’s competitiveness in the world.”

Internet access is a choice. Not a right. It is not a taxpayer's responsibility to fund his neighbor. Let the cable, Internet and ISP companies figure this out through FREE MARKET ENTERPRISE and COMPETITIVE CAPITALISM! People have a choice to spend their money on technology. It is not "every child"s right. Come on, Barack!

  • ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS: “In addition to connecting our libraries and schools to the Internet, we must also ensure that our hospitals are connected to each other through the Internet. That is why the economic recovery plan I’m proposing will help modernize our health care system – and that won’t just save jobs, it will save lives. We will make sure that every doctor’s office and hospital in this country is using cutting edge technology and electronic medical records so that we can cut red tape, prevent medical mistakes, and help save billions of dollars each year."

Mr. Obama has lost us here. Again, a great theory but the cost to update the technology across the board for the health care system (hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, pharmacies, etc) is seemingly astronomical. Not to mention something we call the Patients Bill of Rights. Obama would not even release his own medical records on the campaign trail, now he wants EVERY AMERICAN'S HEALTH INFORMATION STREWN ACROSS THE INTERNET?

These are all wonderful proposals from the President Elect but they are unrealistic. When President Eisenhower initiated the Interstate Highway system we were not in an economic crisis. The amount of spending that has been proposed by Congress and Obama lately totals somewhere over $2,000,000,000,000 (trillion).

Lots a whole lot of ZERO!

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Susan Rice: 'Mind-Boggling" Choice for UN

Read report on the resume of Susan Rice which has proven to put United States military at risk and may have influenced Osama Bin-Laden to view US as "weak" and unwilling to retaliate for 9/11 Terror Attacks.

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Auto Bailout/Barney Frank Need His Oil Changed

Among the many issues and people involved in the financial crisis, the proposed auto-industry bailout and the economic stimulus, one man stands alone in his immature, irrational and radical beliefs.

Dear old friend, Rep Barney Frank challenged President-Elect Obama to become more inolved, despite inauguration day still over a month away.

"He's (President-Elect Obama) going to have to be more assertive than he's been," Frank said at a Consumer Federation of America conference in Washington. "At a time of great crisis with mortgage foreclosures and autos, he says we only have one president at a time. I'm afraid that overstates the number of presidents we have. He's got to remedy that situation."

Mr. Frank is passing the buck of responsibility onto President Bush. Let's not forget that as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, it was Mr. Frank who played a major hand in our financial mess by enabling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to allow people to purchase homes they cannot afford. (See a September Boston Globe column for a great description of this.)

It's unprofessional and demonstrates Mr. Frank does not know his steering wheel from his tailpipe. We would have much more respect for Mr. Frank if he and his liberal colleagues would take responsibility for SOMETHING, ANYTHING and STOP BLAMING GEORGE BUSH FOR EVERYTHING!

It's a two-way street; Congress and the White House work together and we are FED UP with these people's inability to accept responsibility for their own failures.

If our government cannot admit to its mistakes, how can we expect our business leaders to do the same?

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What's Wrong With the People In Washington State?

A Seattle artist selected to represent her congressional district in an ornament designing contest for the White House Christmas Tree insulted the President and First Lady with a distasteful ornament which read "impeach Bush". Click the title about to read the editorial from the Seattle Times.

This is disgusting, disrespectful and in poor taste. Congressman Jim McDermott who represents Washington's 7th District should be equally ashamed and owes Mr. and Mrs. Bush a sincere apology.

Again, we Americans cannot afford to destroy ourselves from within! Ideological differences are encouraged but personal, distasteful attacks of our leaders is unacceptable and flat out wrong.

E-Mail Rep. McDermott and give him your opinion!

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Gov. Rendell on Gov. Napolitano's "Qualifications"

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell seemingly chauvinistic comments "off mic" about fellow Governor and Homeland Security nominee Janet Napolitano

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Atheist Sign Stands Next to Christmas Display in WA Capitol

The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation has placed a display in Olympia, Washington to counter a nativity scene and the "Capitol Holiday Kids Tree" at the state Capitol. The organization's website cites "protecting the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state."

The placard reads: "At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."

Certainly, the Constitution protects our right to freedom of religion and prevents the formation of a state religion. However, "separation of church and state" is not found in the Constitution.

The idea that Gov. Christine Gregoire and her PC staff allow an organization which does not understand the Constitution exercise its constitutional rights is preposterous.

Our country and our morals have always been founded on the Judeo-Christian value system. This is simply another example of Americans trying to destroy itself from within.

Indeed, atheists have their right to "practice non-religion" but to attack the sanctity and joy of Christmas is simply foolish, ignorant and unnecessary. Further, by "practicing non-religion" they are validating religion.

Finally, by granting the right to display this disgusting placard, Gov. Christine Gregoire has taken political-correctness to a new level.

E-Mail Gov. Gregoire.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Advisor Who Called Hillary a "Monster" is Back on Obama Team -- Working for Hillary?

Samantha Power, former foreign policy advisor for the Obama campaign, resigned from her post in March after saying of Hillary Clinton: "She is a monster...she is stooping to anything."

Now, she has been re-hired by the Obama camp to serve on the transition team for the State Department, which Ms. Clinton was recently nominated to head.


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Harry Reid: You Can Smell The Tourists

Ungrateful Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the opening of the Capitol Visitor Center.

P.S. These "smelly" tourists pay your salary and fund all your spending you arrogant, ungrateful Senator.

E-Mail Senator Reid.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

In Their Own Words: Hillary, Barack and Others From the Campaign Trail


Obama said that experience is “not just what world leaders I went and talked to at the ambassador’s house; who I had tea with.”

Hillary Clinton on Obama: “With all due respect,” she told a crowd in Iowa. “I don’t think living in a foreign country between the ages of 6 and 10 is foreign policy experience.”

Obama: "The stakes are too high ... to play the same old Washington games with the same old Washington players."

Greg Craig, White House counsel in the Obama administration: "She (Hillary Clinton) did not sit in on any National Security Council meetings when she was first lady....There is no reason to believe ... that she was a key player in foreign policy at any time during the Clinton administration."

Hillary again: “We’ve seen the tragic result of having a president who had neither the experience nor the wisdom to manage our foreign policy and safeguard our national security,” Clinton told students at George Washington University during a campaign stop. “We cannot let that happen again. America has already taken that chance one time too many.”

Susan Rice, nominee for UN Ambassador: "There is no crisis to be dealt with or managed when you are first lady. You don't get that kind of experience by being married to a commander in chief."

Clinton on Obama pledging to meet with leaders of rogue nations such as Iran without preconditions: "I thought that was irresponsible, and frankly naive."

Clinton on Obama's promise to hold Pakistan accountable to counter-terrorism efforts: "He wavers from seeming to believe that mediation and meetings without preconditions can solve some of the world's most intractable problems to advocating rash, unilateral military action without the cooperation of our allies in the most sensitive part of the world."

Znigniew Brzezinski, former Carter NSA Advisor and Obama supporter: "Being a former first lady doesn't prepare you to be president," Clinton's foreign-policy approach is "very conventional...I don't think the country needs to go back to what we had eight years ago."

Craig again on Hillary using her First Lady credentials as foreign policy experience: "I think it's exaggeration. It's inflated resume. It's in that category."

and finally...

Obama on his credentials: "Foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more and understand the world better than Senator Clinton or Senator McCain."

Clinton's reply: "Well I'm somewhat shocked by that since I don't see any evidence of it. . . . I'm speechless. Making an assertion like that belies the facts and the record."


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When Did Obama and Clinton Become Friends?

President-Elect Obama responds to question of "belittling" Hillary's credentials during the primary campaign. What is he trying to say? Don't believe anything that was said during the "heated" campaign? Huh?

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Jeb Bush: Don't Become "Democrat Light" CLICK HERE interview with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush -- Exactly the kind of dialogue we need to have to win back Congress in 2010.

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