Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another One Under the Bus...

I predicted this. With polls dropping Team Obama is going to be looking for a scapegoat. They can't blame Pelosi because she's a woman, she's from California and frankly, they are afraid of her. They can't blame Reid because he's got Obama's back on legislation. They can't blame Franks because he's gay. They can't blame Dodds because who cares what he does anyway. So who would be a target....someone who we can pin economic problems on...someone with a shady past that squeaked by on nomination....who could that be?

Yes, you guessed it-Tim Geithner or as he's better known, Doogie Houser, Treasury Secretary, will be Team Obama's next Under the Bus casualty.

Read here to see that I am not alone: HERE

(Sung to the tune of "Another One Bites the Dust)

Another one under the bus,

Another one under the bus,Surprised

Another one under the bus, hey hey

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Those Who Don't Know History....

...are doomed to repeat it. I know that the luster has gone off Thomas Jefferson's star due to his history regarding slaves and slavery, but nevertheless, he was a powerful intellect and his views regarding government and freedom sound remarkably pertinent today. Read and learn. And while you are at it, consider the current situation our nation finds itself in, the actions being taken on our behalf by a Congress gone mad with spending and the imposition of nanny state legislation on the local, state and national levels. Jefferson saw these things as potential perils for our nation. How he could have looked so far into the future to see the how the nature of men to serve themselves first would warp our free government is truly amazing. It is so forward thinking when you consider many of these quote date from the late 1700's/early 1800's. Please note his subtle delineations between a "democracy" and a "republic." What Jefferson was striving for was a nation of independent state that cooperated on matters of common interest such as defense. So while he did support the idea of representation of the separate "republics" or states as independent entities. Also note the references to corporate greed overriding allegiance to nation for the purpose of money. I think with the cratering of the attempt at a "global economy" we are seeing that his words are not only legally important, but prescient. Also note his views on Second Amendment issues. For those who oppose personal guns, please recall that Switzerland mandates that all men spend two years in the military and that they keep a weapon on their premisis in case of attack.

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government

of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Thomas Jefferson

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

One man with courage is a majority.
Thomas Jefferson

Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Thomas Jefferson

Never spend your money before you have earned it.
Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
Thomas Jefferson

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Thomas Jefferson

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
Thomas Jefferson

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
Thomas Jefferson

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
Thomas Jefferson

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
Thomas Jefferson

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
Thomas Jefferson

Monday, March 16, 2009

New From Microsoft-Team Obama 1.0

(also known as Carter 2.0)
In cooperation with Team Obama, Microsoft has introduce a new Shifting Paradigm subprogram which will interface readily with all taxing, banking, and other monetary programs on your computer. This will save you the trouble of filing taxes. It will also save you the trouble of working, saving, earning, investing and otherwise using your income to your own advantage. After the full takeover/implementation of this program, all future earnings will revert to government coffers for the betterment of personkind.

If you should encounter any problems with Team Obama 1.0, refer to the online manual or send a grievance report to our friendly customer service staff whereupon your taxes will be carefully monitored for the remainder of your life, or the remainder of Team Obama's tenure. Should you persist in complaining about taxes, lack of personal freedoms, implementation of socialism, you will recieve the third grievance report, also known as "Barry's Frowny Face". This is not a good idea as President Obama will consider this as an effort to thwart the goals of the DNC, of his personal friends and you will be assigned to a special retraining facility monitored by the Ayers Corporation. If you somehow continue to complain, you will see the final screen. At that point, if you have not already found a safehouse, it might be time to consider altering your appearance, your identity and possibly your gender, in order to slip across the border. Once you reach Mexico, demand English language be made available and that you should be able to vote in elections. Good luck.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Words From the Past Or the Future?

I don't know if Ayn Rand was a prophet. I suspect the work "Atlas Shrugged" was meant more a social criticism along the lines of "A Modest Proposal." It seems odd that this literary work has expanded its importance beyond simple reading. One of the most lucrative scholarships is based on reading this work and responding to it in kind. At this point in our civilization, perhaps it would be a good thing for AP History and English programs to once again open this work with a mind toward applying lessons learned to what seems to be coming down the pike as a sort of New World Order. I am not normally a paranoid person, but too many tangential ideas seem to be coming together. At what point they converge, I cannot say, but I will say the last time I have felt this anxious was in 1974. I was in high school, just graduating. The interest rates were prohibitive, the prospects for moving onward were grim. There was an undercurrent of fear and anger just as there is now, anchored to a society that felt itself betrayed beyond all ken. Not even 9/11 was as oppressive as those years of the mid-1970's. Due to that, I chose to major in art, deliberately choosing to become a weaver. You see, I wasn't going to go willingly at the age of 18 into that good night. I had definite plans of moving to the Big Bend, raising sheep and goats for milk, cheese and meat production as well as fleece. I planned on creating my own spinning and weaving business where I would have goods that I controlled and that I could barter for trade. Right now, I am looking at looms again. I am wondering where between the Davis and Chisos Mountains I might find a small valley with water and sunlight and enough land to raise some animals in peace. I wonder how many others will take this challenge. I don't know if I can. In the meantime, consider these words from John Galt

Thursday, March 05, 2009

What Are You Paying In Taxes????




And remember, Team Obama wants you to pay more!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Paul Harvey: A Message From God

Socialist Chic

We've been made clearly aware that the fashionistas and celebrats revel in the idea of socialist thought as expressed by Che T=shirts, Mao purses and a variety of capitalist ideas put to work using socialist, communist and fascist imagery. But it's free speech, right? Sure, but what message is it sending? I ask this because many of our college and high school aged citizens are blissfully unaware of what havoc was wrought on free speech under the likes of the USSR, GDR and countless other nations that imposed a narrow economic mindset on its citizens. When President Reagan said "Tear down that wall," he was speaking literally and figuratively. For years the nations that owed allegiance to the tyrannical power of the USSR held their citizens captive. There was no free speech, no free press, no organized dissent that was respectfully tolerated. Think Tiannemen Square. But then think back earlier to Czechosolvakia, to Bulgaria, to Yugoslavia. There's a reason that communism fell and continues to fall as China moves away from the narrow ideal of Mao.

But Hollywood, New York and Paris and their related celebrities haven't gotten the news. Such regimes would shut them down. They wouldn't tolerate the loose cannons like Sean Penn. Nor would they welcome the carefully couched criticism from George Clooney. They would lock these folks away. And that's not American. Or at least that wasn't the America that I grew up in. Yet today, there are those who think it's perfectly alright to limit someone else's free speech if it doesn't agree with your own. And they try to make such views chic by putting the images of the monsters who oppressed millions on wearing apparel. There is a certain level of irony here, but there is also a serious information disconnect. How can anyone wear on their body the image of a tyrant and not at some level promote the ideals of that person? And the bigger the celebrity, the more exposure.

Read more here

Excerpts

"...If you believe in the freedom of the press, the right to belong to a political party of your choice, the due process of law, and/or private property, then Che Guevara was a monster, plain and simple. But even with that knowledge, it's unlikely that Johnny Depp will get rid of his Che medallion. And it's unlikely that all the pseudo-hipsters who buy their Che T-shirts at Urban Outfitters will stop wearing them. No. These T-shirts send a message, which effectively boils down to this: I have vague left-wing sympathies but don't read history. I am educated enough to want nonconformity but not intelligent enough to avoid conformity. I believe in supporting the wretched of the earth but happily purchase products from multinational corporations..."

"...Cameron Diaz is not, of course, a communist. She's a ditz — that's her ideology. Her Mao bag was tasteless, not evil. And she's far from alone in her tastelessness. The coolest literary bar in New York is KGB in the East Village — the 92nd Street Y for young writers — and it's full of Soviet propaganda. In Toronto, I was once in a bar called Pravda that had, alongside Lenin and Che, a picture of Felix Dzerzhinsky on the wall: He founded the Cheka, Lenin's secret police, and described his own job as "organized terror." There are communist-chic bars and restaurants in Melbourne, Australia, and Singapore, too, and the trend has recently returned to its birthplace. In Berlin, the hotel Ostel re-creates, in minute detail, the experience of living under Soviet rule in the GDR. You check in at "Border Control." Images of party leaders stare down from the walls like the Big Brothers of yore, and Ostel even has a roll of GDR-era toilet paper under glass in the lobby. Hilarious. Nothing shows the defeat of tyranny more thoroughly than its reclamation by nostalgia...."