Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!




Mua-hah-hah!


And here is one way to "carve" a pumpkin!




and the Life and Death of a Pumpkin:




and you can watch one rot...




Happy Hauntings!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Ugly Side Of Politics Is Nothing New



Written and produced by Meredith Bragg. Voiced by Caleb Brown, Michael C. Moynihan, and Austin Bragg.

Yes - while this may be a parody of sort.. the campaigns were pretty ugly even back in the day.

Reason Magazine's website provides the sources here for the quotes used in the video. (Yeah - they really said those things)

And it goes on ....
In 1884, Grover Cleveland and James Blaine ran against each other for president. Blaine harped on the scandalous news that Grover Cleveland fathered a child out of wedlock. Cleveland was elected anyway.

And it goes on....

Show Us The Proof George! Why Not Show Voters You’re Eligible?


Martha Dean: Why Not Show Voters You’re Eligible?

I am sharing this with you as presented by Martha Dean.

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Hartford Courant, Letter to the Editor – Martha Dean October 31, 2010

The Democratic candidate for Attorney General, George Jepsen, has claimed publicly for months: “I am not a litigator,” “I am not a litigator by training or nature,” and “I do not have a litigation background.” These statements are on video and transcripts.

Last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in the Bysiewicz case now makes clear that to be eligible for AG a lawyer must have no less than ten years of experience actively litigating in court and trying cases and that this must have been the lawyer’s primary means of earning a living.

Now, after the Court’s decision, Mr. Jepsen suddenly claims he is a litigator. What are the voters supposed to believe? Why won’t Jepsen provide the names, docket numbers, etc. of cases that he personally litigated or tried? Couldn’t his prompt disclosure have averted a lawsuit to force him to show he’s eligible?

Connecticut needs an attorney general who is a zealous and effective advocate in court. The voters have a right to know that the candidates on the ballot in the AG’s race are eligible to serve. If Jepsen must be disqualified later, an AG would be appointed by the Governor. The voters deserve the right to choose.

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Connecticut Law Tribune, Op/Ed – Martha Dean November 2, 2010

Most of you already know that I am a skilled and experienced attorney who is not beholden to partisan politics or special interests. I have not run negative campaign ads, I declined to take ¾ of a million dollars of taxpayer money for my campaign, and I view litigation as a tool of last resort. So you must be wondering why I sued my opponent this week over eligibility.

You wonder, if Jepsen is unqualified shouldn’t I have raised this earlier? I agree that I should raise such critical issues as early as possible, and I did that. Let me explain. On a personal level I believe an attorney general candidate should be experienced litigating for obvious reasons: the job of the attorney general is to advocate for the State’s interests in court, hire and fire, train and manage 200 litigating attorneys, and be the final decision- maker on whether a case has merit or is frivolous. But my personal belief is not a legal standard; how the candidates stacked up was simply an issue for the voters.

Last Friday, however, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its written decision in the Bysiewicz case. Unlike the oral ruling in this case, the written decision explains in detail the eligibility criteria for attorney general. The Court makes clear that 10 years of active practice at the bar does not mean 10 years of being a lawyer. Clearly Ms. Bysiewicz and Mr. Jepsen have been lawyers for more than ten years. The Court held that “active practice at the bar” means 10 years of active legal practice that includes actually litigating cases on behalf of clients in court as the principal means of earning a living and some experience trying cases before a judge or jury, as well as having the practical ability, through admissions to the various courts, to appear in the courts in which Connecticut has legal business.

Mr. Jepsen has stated for months in debates, in editorial board interviews, and elsewhere: “I am not a litigator,” “I do not have a litigation background,” and “I am not a litigator by training or nature.” So, it seemed critical to ask Mr. Jepsen at the first opportunity after last Friday’s decision whether he has the requisite experience. I did this early on the Monday morning after the Friday court decision. Mr. Jepsen did not provide information supporting his eligibility that would pass even a straight-face test ( he said on a few occasions he has been to small claims court, probate court, etc. and his name appears ‘on the brief’ on three Supreme Court cases). Mr. Jepsen provided no names of cases, docket numbers, years litigated, names of associated courts, etc. Mr. Jepsen confirmed that he is not admitted to the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals or to the U.S. Supreme Court. This can be corrected, but it is evidence that he has not practiced in the federal appeals courts. In fact, Mr. Jepsen only filed his papers for admission to the lower federal court last year – 25 years into his career. Despite this, we cannot locate any case in federal court that he has handled. It was only because Mr. Jepsen did not provide evidence that he is eligible, and has stated repeatedly that he is not a litigator, that it was necessary to file suit.

Why was it necessary to sue before the election? If Mr. Jepsen’s eligibility were raised after the election (if Jepsen won), the new Governor would appoint the attorney general and the voters would be denied the right to choose. This outcome would also deny me (if I were to lose) the opportunity to be selected by the voters at the ballot box while matched up against a fellow litigating-lawyer, who would presumably have less name recognition than a career politician.

The voters of Connecticut deserve to have this issue resolved before the election so they know that they are choosing between candidates who have the many years of litigating experience that the Supreme Court says is necessary to effectively and zealously advocate for Connecticut’s interests.

I appreciate your support and your vote. For more information on my candidacy, please visit my website: deanag2010.com.

Friday, October 29, 2010

What Did Halliburton Know?

Things are not looking good for Halliburton, and their stock dropped significantly on Thursday 10/28/10.




This from Bloomberg:
Halliburton Co. may face increased liability in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after the staff of a U.S. presidential panel said the contractor knew cement it mixed for BP well was unstable.

The staff of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill said documents provided by Halliburton showed at least three tests of the mixture, in February and April, found the recipe wasn’t stable. BP received data in March from at least one of the tests, the commission staff said in a letter yesterday.

Halliburton, the world’s second-largest provider of oilfield services, has received less scrutiny from lawmakers and investigators than BP and Transocean Ltd., owner of the rig that blew up on April 20, killing 11 workers and setting off the biggest U.S. oil spill. The report increases Halliburton’s legal risks, said J. David Anderson, an oil-industry analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in New York.....

“Halliburton and BP both had results in March showing that a very similar foam slurry design to the one actually pumped at the Macondo well would be unstable, but neither acted upon that data,” according to the letter sent to the commissioners from the panel’s chief counsel Fred Bartlit and other staff members.

Separate tests on the cement slurry by Chevron Corp., using material supplied by Houston-based Halliburton, couldn’t generate a stable mixture in a laboratory, according to the staff’s letter. Chevron had agreed to conduct the tests for the commission.

The evidence that Halliburton knew its cement showed instability before the blowout indicates multiple companies will be liable for damages, said Mike Stag, a New Orleans environmental lawyer suing BP, Halliburton and Transocean....

The evidence may also mean criminal fines for Halliburton if the U.S. Justice Department reaches the same conclusions, said David Uhlmann, former head of the department’s environmental crimes division....

“The fact that BP and Halliburton knew this cement job could fail only solidifies their liability and responsibility for this disaster,” Representative Edward Markey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Environment Subcommittee, said in a statement yesterday.

Halliburton has stated publicly that tests conducted on the Macondo well cement before pumping it on April 19 and April 20 indicated it would be stable, according to the letter.

Halliburton probably fulfilled its contractual duty by alerting BP that one of the tests failed, even if it withheld or neglected to mention the two other failures, said Jeffrey Spittel, an oil-industry analyst at Madison Williams and Co. in Houston. The finding may show BP acted carelessly by ignoring the bad test result the company did receive, Spittel said.

“It’s damning evidence regarding BP’s conduct,” Spittel said yesterday in a telephone interview. “It’s ultimately up to the operator to make the final go or no-go decision on the cement job.”...

Gagliano told a joint U.S. Coast Guard-Interior Department board that he urged BP engineers to assemble the well with 21 centralizers, devices that ensure the steel pipe lining the well can be properly secured to the rock with cement.

BP decided to use six centralizers instead, according to internal BP e-mails entered into evidence by the investigative panel. On April 20, as rig workers and BP managers put the finishing touches on the $154.5 million well, a burst of gas shot up the pipe linking the rig to the well, triggering explosions and the spill.

BP’s internal investigation of the disaster reached conclusions almost identical to yesterday’s report concerning the instability of Halliburton’s cement. In a Sept. 8 report on the probe, BP said tests conducted by CSI Technologies on a similar recipe found the cement “was likely unstable....”

The BP report criticized the company’s own engineers and managers for failing to properly test the cement after it was poured to ensure the well had been sealed off from surrounding oil-soaked rock.

Engineers from Halliburton and BP have testified to federal investigators that they agreed to use lightweight cement for Macondo because the rock formation was brittle and too weak to withstand a more robust mixture.

I think this report just scratches the surface about this whole thing.

Fact: Haliburton's cement required 48 hours to cure.
Fact: BP chose to do a negative pressure test in less than 24 hours.
Fact: The cement failed to hold up when they removed the 1000 ft of mud and that is when the gas pressure finally kicked through the bottom valve - which also failed.

BP was known to have committed numerous safety violations leading up to the explosion. Rig workers complained about it with no one taking action.

Now remember, weeks before the spill, Goldman Sachs unloaded about 44% of their BP stock, and BP CEO, Tony Hayward, also sold 1/3 of his BP holdings.

Why did Halliburton buy an oil clean-up operation shortly before the blow out?

It's all a bit strange don't you think?

But Why?

What would BP and Halliburton have to gain from an ecological disaster like this? Maybe BP is now befitting from the 2 extra relief wells that the emergency allowed them to tap into this huge reservoir of oil? Maybe they made a ton of money in clean-up operations that were in part funded by UK and US government (taxpayer money)? What benefit would this disaster have for BP and Halliburton if it is used to push through Cap and Trade legislation? Theories abound and yet we have no real answers.

Now with this finding on Halliburton it is hard to imagine how both parties could not be responsible for the destruction of ecosystems - the poisoning of humans and animals - and the economic ruin of the Gulf Coast.

What's worse is the Obama Administration's handling of this and the media black-outs and possible cover-ups of the real damage done to the Gulf. Americans deserve an answer, moreover the people who were responsible for this should be held accountable/punished.

Forget the stock value - who will pay for these obvious lapses in judgment and who will be responsible and accountable for the widespread destruction of the Gulf Coast and it's people?



Previous Posts on the BP spill.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Voter Fraud - Will Close Races Be Stolen By Democrats?




Episodes of voter fraud in these mid-term elections are beginning to pop up across the country - and it is very very disturbing - for if we cannot count on true and accurate elections then we have indeed lost everything in this country.

Here's what's been reported:

Harry Reid's name was "preselected" on voting machines in Vegas, and it is discovered that voting machine techs are SEIU members! Progressive democrats and the SEIU union have had a more than incestuous relationship.

In North Carolina there were also problems where votes are being changed by the voting machines.

Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.

“They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,” Laughinghouse said. “That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted.”


In Texas - Don Reylea could not vote for Rick Perry - the machine would not let him. (Click on the link and see the video)

Military absentee ballots are not being counted.

Vote by mail systems are suspect in Chicago, Il
. Voting by mail has all the potential of not getting counted in time.

Then there was the Flooding of the PA Registrar's offices with bogus absentee ballot requests.

We cannot allow this voting fraud to happen, or for people to be prevented from voting. Ask yourself: what have I done today to save the Republic? Volunteer at the polls, Volunteer to audit the election or be a poll watcher. Volunteer to help count absentee ballots. Please do something.

In CT - POLL WATCHERS TRAINING CLASSES:
Thursday, October 28
Runners - Blackberry training for uploading polling info to headquarters
7:00-9:00pm
Stamford GO P Headquarters
465 Summer Street


Saturday, October 30
Unofficial Checkers - Keep track of who has voted and be a first line defense against voter fraud.
(Moderator's Handbook attached for review before class.)
12:00-2:00pm
CT GOP Victory office
132 E. Putnam Ave.
Cos Cob, CT


In CT you can contact CTVotersCount (and be wary too as the League of Women Voters are involved) and also check out the website Black Box Voting.

Here is a site where you can register cases of fraud that you personally observe. They even have an app available for cell phone texters.
http://americanmajorityaction.org/voterfraudapp/

The biggest issues are with tampered electronic voting machines and their cards, and with chain of custody of ballots.

"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do." - Joseph Stalin



More at Atlas Shrugged

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wanted: CT Attorney General With 10 Years Litigator Experience

Susan Bysiewicz didn't have the qualifications to be CT Attorney General, which was decided by a court of law, and which promptly ended her quest for that office.

Could be George Jepsen doesn't have the qualifications either.



He's not a litigator and has stated so, and he is not admitted in the Court of Appeals for the second Circuit, nor is he admitted to the US Supreme Court, and was only admitted to the District Court in 2009.

Martha Dean, Jepsen's opponent for the CT AG's seat, has filed a complaint and a hearing has been set for this Thursday in CT Superior Court.

The complaint cites a ruling in the Bysiewicz v. DiNardo case:
"In order to hold the office of Attorney General, C.G.S. 3-124 requires "at least ten years active practice at the bar of this state." which means "a candidate must have ten years experience in litigating cases in court," and "the attorney general must have some measure of experience in trying cases." and "that the legislature wanted to ensure that the state officers and agencies - namely, admission to the bar - and the practical experience to litigate effectively." as explained by the Supreme Court in Bysiewicz v. Dinardo, S.C. 18612, in an opinion issued on Friday, October 22, 2010."

Newstimes reported:

Last week's opinion by the court states that an attorney general should have both "the legal status required to appear in court" and "practical experience to litigate effectively."

Dean states, "Not only has Jepsen admitted that he doesn't have a background in litigation, but that he is not admitted to argue cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court."

Of course Jepsen's campaign is calling this a "frivolous lawsuit"... but hey, the people deserve to know if this guy is really qualified to run for this office. The Democrats tried to put up an unqualified person before, so it looks like perhaps they think they can do it again.

One thing is certain - Martha Dean sure has the experience.

For sure there will be fireworks on Thursday in Superior Court.

By the way - if you haven't seen this latest debate from Channel 12 you should watch it ... both segments.


Part 1


Part 2

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Top 7 Marxist Policies Implemented By Obama


This article outlines what Hal Licino believes to be the top 7 Marxist policies that Obama and his administration have implemented in the US today. The particulars for each of the 7 policies are alarming indeed. The author says:
Throughout history Communist leaders have seized power by promoting themselves as populists, and often completely hiding their own ideology. Indeed in a poll taken after Communist Hugo Chavez' first election victory in Venezuela, only 3% of the electors believed Chavez to be a Socialist, let alone a Communist. Currently 32% of Americans believe Obama to be a Socialist.

The initial stages of Communization of a country invariably begin with seven basic steps:

Seizing Control Over The Free Flow Of The Nation's Money

Stripping Capitalists Of Their Assets

Changing The Structures Of Government To Suit The Agenda

Taking Advantage Of A Crisis To Impose Communism

Controlling Higher Education

Punishing Residential Property Owners

Demolishing The Economy To Replace It With State Control


Obama has:

* Handicapped American multinationals by denying them tax deferral, placing them at an enormous competitive disadvantage against corporations based anywhere else.

* Launched entitlement programs which punish innovation and dry up funds for entrepreneurial start ups.

* Stopped the Treasury from implementing any real recovery plans, discouraging private capital flow into the financial sector.

* Stated "we have to spread the wealth around, we have to redistribute the wealth of this country through taxation," which is a paraphrasing of Marx's "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

* Declared a "War On Business" as shown by his legislation that pharmaceutical corporations pay high rebate fees to Medicaid and promoting the importation of foreign drugs which could include low potency or outright counterfeit drugs into the nation. The financial outlook for US pharmaceutical companies has been decimated.

* Placed nearly two thirds of a trillion dollars into a health reform reserve fund, which is the tip of the iceberg in the expectations of the cost of fully socialized medicine in America. USA Today has stated that every household in the United States would be on the hook for over half a million dollars.

All of these policies represent time-honored Communist policies specifically designed to devastate the free market economy as well as impoverish and punish the upper and middle classes leading to their elimination so that the Communist "Dictatorship Of The Proletariat" can be introduced. It is important to note that in each and every historical instance Communism has been introduced into democratic countries and they were all swiftly changed to totalitarian dictatorships of a single leader benefiting from a "Cult Of Personality."

Policies virtually identical to these were implemented by:

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in 1917 Russia
Josip Broz Tito in 1945 Yugoslavia
Mao Zedong (Tse-tung) in 1949 China
Fidel Castro in 1959 Cuba
Hugo Chavez in 1999 Venezuela



There is also a sobering video entitled "Marxism in America" by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Boykin




Obama has done more to polarize this country racially and politically, when he promised to change the culture of Washington DC, and to be a uniter.

He has used the race card repeatedly.
He has been arrogant and belligerent.
He has demonized dissent.
He has vilified his opposition and has even set policies to threaten them.
He has created more class warfare.
He has created more government dependency.
He has created more secrecy in government.
He has weakened this country financially and militarily.
He has debased the dignity of the office of the president with many of his actions.
He has ignored Constitutional principles.
He has blocked justice from being achieved in our Justice Department.
He has consistently lied.

The election on November 2nd is crucial.
We must elect people who will stop Obama's agenda and who will Restore the Republic.

Vote OUT the Socialists and Progressive Democrats, and anyone else who ignores the Constitution and the Rule of Law.
Let's begin to rebuild this nation and have a true recovery.

All The President's Men



Joe Visconti's "All the President's Men Billboard - Bankrupting America Trailer" is touring Hartford/West Hartford Tuesday 10/26/10. Here it is at the Brickley/Larson debate at the Hartford Public Library on Main Street.

Visconti reports, "Great Tea Party rally tonight [Monday], no Unions showed for Larson".

Apparently the best they could do was round up a few Hartford teenagers to unenthusiastically hold signs for the "Kennedy wannabe". They probably didn't even know who Larson was.


Save the Republic -Vote them out on November 2.

Vote for Ann Brickley!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

iDepression 2.0

Zerohedge posted another brilliant piece by guest poster Jim Quinn, in which he explains why things are as bad as in the Great Depression (Depression 1.0) and yet we don't see the massive breadlines and misery. The reason: Technology.

Quinn states in his original post:
The unemployment rate reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and parroted by the mainstream media is currently 9.6%. Once you stop counting people who have given up looking for jobs and “left the workforce”, discouraged workers, marginally attached workers and workers forced to work part-time, you magically get a 9.6% rate. Using the method of measuring unemployment used during the Great Depression and reproduced by www.shadowstats.com, the real unemployment rate is a depression-like 22.5%. The peak unemployment rate during the Great Depression was 25%. There is no doubt that we are in the midst of 2nd Great Depression, but where are the bread lines and the lines of unemployed winding around the corner?

Dubbed iDepression 2.0, it is in fact the electronic Great Depression - and here is why:


1 - People are not standing in massive bread lines because they get foodstamps or an equivalent bank card from the government that they can take to any grocery store to buy food. Right now, about 1/8 of the American population is on foodstamps. That's 41.8 million people!




2 - There's no waiting in line at the Unemployment line - where you can get your 99 weeks of unemployment - because you can file UI from the comfort of your home, on the Internet in some states, or over the telephone. In America today the government says unemployment is at 9.6%, but truer measurements show it to be around 22.5%.





3 - There's no waiting in line for relief/welfare checks - they get mailed to you, put electronically into your bank account, or money is put on your State issued credit card.



4 - While we DO have a foreclosure mess on our hands - for the most part people are staying in their foreclosed homes for up to 14 months or more. And while some tent cities have been springing up in America - for the most part people have been staying in their homes or moving in with family.


Meanwhile, the food pantrys and the soup kitchens have been doing a brisk business. More and more people are shopping at Goodwill and Salvation Army Stores. The number of weekend tag sales and garage sales have increased - in my area you never saw a tag sale when the weather started to get colder, but now you do. There is an increased numbers of empty storefronts and whole buildings lay dormant.

Today, no one has to see you standing in line waiting for a government handout. Back in the Great Depression, people were actually loathe to "get relief". They had a bit more pride and were ashamed to ask for help. Today - people expect it, depend on it, demand it, and game it.

Jim Quinn says:
Today, a neighbor in a matching McMansion down the street, with the perfectly manicured lawn, could be unemployed for three years and no one would ever know. They could sustain themselves on unemployment payments, food stamps, and credit cards. Welcome to the iDepression 2.0.
It's true if you think about how well poverty is masked by technology in our country. Afterall, the latest reports (Sept. 16, 2010) show that the poverty rate has greatly increased. The US poverty rate hit 14.3 percent last year, up from 13.2 percent in 2008. The number of poor is at its highest level since 1959, five years before the Johnson-era War on Poverty. Today, 1 in 7 people in America officially lives in poverty. And yet we really don't see it.

Unemployment numbers are staggering. When you take into account the underemployed as well as the unemployed, the national rate hits 17% and California alone has hit 22% unemployment. 1/3 of the unemployed have been out of work for over a year. This hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.




For many, things are almost just as bad now as they were then.
But again, where are the breadlines?
Where are the lines of all those needing relief?
For all intents and purposes - as a result of technology they are invisible this time around.
Welcome to iDepression 2.0

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Call Me Senator

Call Me Senator from RightChange on Vimeo.



From Director David Zucker - Funniest darn parody this season!

I honestly hope Senator Arrogant Boxer gets dumped.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Meet Martha Dean



We need to elect Martha Dean for Attorney General.

Forget the lies and the scare tactics of the Jepsen campaign. Jepsen can't even articulate to the public anything positive about his plans for the AG's office because he has nothing new to offer, just the same old, same old business as usual.

Jepsen offers more of the career politician good ole' party boys mentality and will use the office to further entrench partisan politics into the system feathering him and his friends' own nests and padding their resumes along the way. They aren't interested in protecting the public from the loss of property rights - like Susette Kelo who lost her home with many others in New London. They aren't interested in protecting the usurpation of our States rights to an ever encroaching Federal Government and its mandates. They aren't interested in clearing out the court dockets of thousands of the current AG's idiotic lawsuits which prevent real justice from being meted out in a speedy manner; case in point the Petit family that had to wait 3 years for the murderers to face a jury!

Jepsen and his cronies will continue Blumenthal's ineffective and costly legacy.

Jepsen as Attorney General is what we really ought to be afraid of.


He is NOT what CT needs.

Martha Dean is passionate and she understands the Constitution and the importance of preserving our rights; All of them!

She understands that we cannot continue to chase business out of our state.
She understands how to infuse ethics and honesty back into the AG's office.

And another thing:

The Attorney General has nothing to do with setting curriculum in CT schools, yet Dean's statements regarding firearms education are intentionally being misused and misrepresented by the Jepsen campaign to scare the public into thinking that Martha Dean wants to give every school child a gun. That's ridiculous! And what Martha Dean was referring to was the Eddie Eagle gun safety program, which would not be a bad idea to add to any school curriculum given the opportunity. We cannot have an AG that stoops so low and distorts the facts, and out and out lies. Haven't we had enough of that coming from that office already?

The Jepsen campaign continues its ugly and unappealing attempts to vilify Martha Dean because she believes in supporting and protecting Liberty, Freedom and our Federal and State Constitutional Rights. They even call that Radical!

Martha Dean would be a breath of fresh air to the AG's office and she would bring back honesty, ethics and fiscal sanity to an office that is supposed to protect our Constitutional rights.

Martha Dean will even give up the keys to the Attorney General's private car.
Now that's "Radical"!

Dan Malloy - Fiscal Nightmare For Stamford




Wow - anyone voting for Dan Malloy for Governor of CT after seeing this needs to have their head examined.

Mismanaged Money.
Mismanaged Projects.
Higher Taxes.
Environmental Nightmares.

Feathering his friend's nests.

Pay to Play Politician all the way.

That's not leadership - that is corruption and unethical politics all the way.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wall Street Bankers: Tax Lien Vultures



First, these big banks made money by issuing hundreds of thousands of predatory mortgages. Then when people wound up in debt and fell behind on their payments and their bills, the banks began to foreclose (and we all know the mess that has become because of lost titles etc.).

While the economy is tanking all around as a result of the housing bubble debacle, the people get a double hit because they now have also fallen behind on property tax payments (taxes that have gone up because of a bad economy and municipalities needing more money), and now the banks are buying up tax liens on properties and hitting the homeowners with other fees for tax lien collections! And if the people don't cough up the money then they lose their home to foreclosure and the banks pick up properties for pennies on the dollar.

I don't think even the Mafia could have done any better in loan sharking and racketeering.

Why isn't this being further investigated?

Where is the Lame Stream media?

I guess our Attorney General is too busy campaigning to look into the tax lien situation in CT.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Martha Dean Is A Radical! Really?





Martha Dean's opponent, George Jepsen, would keep the status quo, allow the Federal Government to usurp our State's rights and dictate law to us, and continue Blumenthal's policies and exorbitant office budget. He won't even give up the keys to the Attorney General's car!

George Jepsen is a big union supporter and Democrat ideologue, and he will support the massive regulations and policies that have hurt businesses in CT. You can count on that!

George Jepsen = More spending, more government, more of the same.

I'd say THAT was radical!

Setting The Record Straight On Dan Malloy's Lies





I am so tired of lying career politicians.
Dan Malloy seriously needs to lose this election for CT governor... for this and so many other reasons. Here's just a few:

1. Malloy is anti-second amendment.
2. Malloy is against the death penalty - so if it is up to him, the Petit family murderers will live comfortably in jail the rest of their lives, while we all pay for their food, shelter and medical care. Is that really justice for two young girls who were brutally raped and burned alive before they could even have the beautiful life they deserved? And what about their mom who was also terrorized, strangled and burned to death? I think not.
3. Malloy will grow state government and reward all his union friends.

We can't afford Dan Malloy. If we have a Democrat controlled legislature AND a Democrat in the Governor's office, then look out CT! It'll be tax and spend like you have never seen. One party rule on steroids.... (although we can hope they will all be too busy playing solitaire to work on the issues)

What is it with these Democrats anyway - Blumenthal lies about his military service, and Malloy lies about all sorts of things. How can Democrats in this state support these people?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Rent Is Too Damn High!



The New York Gubernatorial debate turned out to be a real circus ... with Jimmy McMillan leading the pack.

Some say he's a cross between "Mr. T" and Shaft all rolled into one.

Perhaps someone can explain to Jimmy McMillan that the rent is too damn high because of the eroding dollar, and with Zimbabwe Ben Bernanke set to print up some more Federal Reserve notes, it looks like the rent is going to be a lot damn higher! Can we point Jimmy McMillan to a good Austrian Economics primer?

Brickley Debates Larson, Krayeske And Hutchinson

(L to R) Brickley, Hutchinson, Krayeske, Larson

To see the debate you can watch it online at WHC-TV.

Well, it all started with a rousing shouting match between union thugs and Brickley supporters outside of West Hartford Town Hall Monday evening. It's not clear how many union supporters were asked to come hold Larson signs, but they were rude and loud, and did I mention that they were rude? There was not one American flag flown among their ranks either.

Ann Brickley supporters stood by the curbside holding signs, as did Larson supporters.

The Green Party people, all 10 of them, arrived on bicycle with a homemade sign written in Green paint/marker proclaiming support for Ken Krayeske.

Once Congressman John Larson arrived, Tea Partiers greeted him with a richly deserved chorus of "Dump Larson".

The League of Women Voters sponsored the event and former Mayor of West Hartford, Nan Streeter just couldn't help calling John Larson "Senator Larson".

The audience in the Town Hall auditorium got to hear from Republican Ann Brickley, Socialist Chris Hutchinson, Green Party Ken Krayeske, and Democrat John Larson (the 4th ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives). They spoke on issues ranging from healthcare to Iran to Stimulus and Taxes and more. Each had a cumulative 5 minute answer time, which John Larson chewed up his time early on with his endless cliches and dramatic pontification. He had barely 30 seconds with which to answer the last 3 questions posed to him. It was clear that he mismanaged his time just as he has mismanaged our money in Washington.

The debate was interesting as John Larson seemed a bit rattled - as if he did not want to come off sounding too much like the Leftists sitting to his right - although at times he did. He certainly did not like the Leftists attack on his Progressive record.

I really appreciated the fact that the Socialist and the Green (which is also Socialist) presented their views on the issues. It just reinforced how close Progressives like John Larson are to these radical and unsuccessful ideologies. John Larson just likes to support a little more war than they do, because he has a defense industry and its unions to protect here in CT. John Larson likes to talk a lot about ending the wars, and yet he also talks about how many fighter jets we should be producing to keep jobs in Connecticut. Sounds a bit schizophrenic on some levels.

The Socialist, Chris Hutchinson, thinks that most people should give 100% of their income to the government to redistribute to the poor. Someone ought to tell him that slavery was abolished by the 13th amendment on Dec. 6, 1865. It is also interesting to ponder why anyone would work if they had to give their earnings fully to the government at all. I mean why bother? You might as well say "screw it" and just live off everyone else.. and that is the real rub with Socialism... eventually you run out of rich people to suck off of and nothing gets produced.. except by force. Not cool at all.

The Green, Ken Krayeske, did a great job of lambasting John Larson for not being enough anti-war, not raising the tax rates more, not spending more on the poor and downtrodden, and not punishing business enough. I think he won over some Larson supporters, which is a good thing. Thanks Ken! I hope you siphon off lots of Larson votes!

Did you know that Hutchinson and Krayeske are teachers? (and Krayeske is getting a license to practice law) How disturbing to think these people are actually teaching your kids all this Socialist nonsense. But I digress.

At one point Ken Krayeske was busy chastising the audience for what he decided was "uncivil behavior" (like clapping or making face gestures), yet he was just as uncivil when he proclaimed that master gardener Ann Brickley had her hands in the garden and her head in the sand when it came to the issue regarding Human Created Global Warming (a theory which has been debunked by climate scientists). His comment elicited a negative response from the audience so he quickly apologized. That was decent of him. But whatever; he did a good job of pointing out what a hypocrite and ineffective Congressman Larson has been, although he apologized for sounding like he supported the tea party position in that respect. That was amusing.

The entertainment of the evening was Larson's dramatics complete with table pounding and loudly emphasizing how proud he was voting along with Nancy Pelosi 99% of the time in Congress. Honestly, as he spoke of "little Emily getting healthcare" and personally naming various union members in the audience with little story vignettes, and how he has helped them with funding, I wondered if he would be presented with an Academy Award for his performance as Most Benevolent Washington Career Politician. He rattled on about how he had to rescue the country from the brink of disaster by supporting bailouts and TARP and enormous deficit spending. According to him there was nothing else to do and at least the Congress did SOMETHING! It didn't much matter to him if that SOMETHING was beneficial or not; well he actually believes they were beneficial, even as it has been proven to have been detrimental to business, has created uncertainty, and has left people unemployed, foreclosed upon and dependent on government. He still vigorously defends his votes as being necessary. He believes government can and should solve everyone's problems.

Yes, Congressman Larson - we are all so thankful that you filled the pockets of Wall Street bankers, saved union jobs and nationalized the auto, and school loan industry. We are all so thankful that you passed Obamacare which now has caused premiums to skyrocket, and coverages to be pulled from the market. We just cannot wait for our taxes to go up on January 1, 2011. Well, John Larson thinks this is all positive stuff. He said several times how proud he is of his record. John was so busy using tired old campaign rhetoric and the same old Washington Beltway cliches, that it was almost kind of comical.

The star of the evening was clearly businesswoman Ann Brickley. She was the only candidate of the four on stage that had sensible economically sound ideas. But that is typical of an engineer who specializes in making businesses run efficiently. She was clear and to the point in her remarks.

Unlike John Larson, Ann Brickley does not think the country is heading in the right direction.

With regard to stimulus spending Brickley opposes it. Larson voted yes on it. The Socialist and Green want even more of it! Brickley said stimulus spending was supposed to create 41,000 jobs in Connecticut, but instead, only 7,000 jobs were "created or saved" (at a cost of $350,000/job!) Larson defended this saying that more jobs were created and Congress had to do SOMETHING! Brickley said we should be stimulating business growth with sensible pro-growth tax policies, eliminating unnecessary regulations and limiting government spending to what we can afford.

What about Obamacare? Brickley opposes it and would work to repeal it and replace it with real healthcare reform, that gives patients more control over their health care, addresses tort reform, and ensures the quality of care for seniors on Medicare. Larson voted yes on Obamacare, and helped ram this mother of all sausages, complete with back door deals, through the House of Representatives. He's proud of that. The Socialist and the Green want a total single payer system...funded how? Oh right, by much higher taxes! (as if business and individuals are not paying enough)

Higher Taxes? Brickley opposes. Larson supports higher taxes along with the Socialist and Green Party guys - who want tax brackets from 60-100%. Brickley says let’s stop tax hikes, including the largest tax increase in American history, scheduled to go into effect in January 2011. This tax increase will cost the average middle-income family in Connecticut District 1 more than $1700/year.

Cap and Trade? Brickley opposes. Larson supports higher energy costs. Brickley correctly says Cap and Trade will increase utility costs, which will be passed on to we consumers, and will be the final straw for our Connecticut businesses. She supports increased use of natural gas. She believes we ought to protect the environment, but let’s do it sensibly and in a fiscally responsible way. The Socialist wants to nationalize everything and the Green Guy just thinks energy companies are evil. He wants everyone to ride bicycles.

As for national defense, Brickley wants to strengthen our defense and take care of our troops and our veterans. Larson wants to end the war, but keep building air force fighter jets that we don't need. The Anti-Israeli Socialist wants to disarm this nation totally and open us up to attack by other countries, and the Green is just against war and wants to bring all the troops home.

It was clear that Brickley won this debate. It was also clear that Brickley will stand up for taxpayers and fight for common sense solutions which: encourage free enterprise to create jobs; stop runaway government spending and restore fiscal discipline; reduce the size of government, bureaucratic red tape and regulations that do not add value; support tort reform to lower healthcare and business costs; secure our borders and support peace through strength.



Well, I suppose one thing is good - at least we didn't have a complete freak show like in the New York Gubernatorial debate...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Remember In November




VOTE THEM OUT!


In the Senate - In the House ... Dump the incumbents!


Same goes for your state representatives. Dump the tax and spenders, and those who would continue to restrict your rights!

Friday, October 15, 2010

11 Long-Term Trends That Are Absolutely Destroying The U.S. Economy



One blogger has identified what he believes to be the 11 Long-Term Trends That Are Absolutely Destroying The U.S. Economy. I have condensed it a bit - and the original is a worthwhile read with more statistics then what I have included in this excerpt.
The U.S. economy is being slowly but surely destroyed and many Americans have no idea that it is happening. ... focusing on short-term statistics is not the correct way to analyze the U.S. economy. It is the long-term trends that reveal the truth. The reality is that there are certain underlying foundational problems that are destroying the U.S. economy a little bit more every single day.

11 of those foundational problems are discussed below. They are undeniable and they are constantly getting worse. If they are not corrected (and there is no indication that they will be) they will destroy not only our economy but also our entire way of life. The sad truth is that it would be hard to understate just how desperate the situation is for the U.S. economy.

Long-Term Trend #1: The Deindustrialization Of America

The United States is being de-industrialized at a pace that is almost impossible to believe. But now that millions upon millions of people have lost their jobs, more Americans than ever are starting to wake up and believe it.

Free-trade agreements have not benefited the US at all. The current system is neither "free trade" nor "fair trade". Many other nations impose extremely high tariffs on U.S. goods and put up ridiculous barriers to American products and yet the United States has generally let everyone else openly manipulate currency rates and flood our shores with whatever cheap products they want. The results have been disastrous. Jobs and factories have been leaving the United States at a blinding pace. The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001.


Long-Term Trend #2: The Exploding U.S. Trade Deficit

Each month, tens of billions more dollars go out of the United States than come into it. In other words, every single month the United States gets poorer. We have allowed China to become the manufacturer of much of what we buy. Since the implementation of NAFTA in 1994, 300,000 U.S. farms have gone out of business.
Globalism has forced U.S. workers to directly compete with the cheapest labor in the world for jobs.


Long-Term Trend #3: The Shrinking Middle Class

America's middle class is shrinking at an alarming rate. According to a poll taken in 2009, 61 percent of Americans "always or usually" live paycheck to paycheck. That was up substantially from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007. Unfortunately, a growing number of Americans have found it impossible to make it from month to month without direct financial assistance from the federal government.

41 million Americans are now on food stamps. One out of every six Americans is now enrolled in at least one anti-poverty program run by the federal government.

The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans that they have ever recorded in 51 years of record-keeping.


Long-Term Trend #4: The Growing Size Of The U.S. Government

This is a tremendous drain on the U.S. economy. The government produces very little value for the economy and yet costs a colossal amount to maintain. In addition, multiplying government regulations have caused the United States to be a very difficult environment in which to operate a business.


Long-Term Trend #5: The Constantly Growing U.S. National Debt

The United States has accumulated the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the world and every single month it gets worse. According to an official U.S. Treasury Department report to Congress, the U.S. national debt will top $13.6 trillion this year and will climb to an estimated $19.6 trillion by 2015. This is massive debt to be passed onto our children and grandchildren.


Long-Term Trend #6: The Ongoing Devaluation Of The U.S. Dollar

The Federal Reserve constantly destroys the value of the U.S. dollar. Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the U.S. dollar has lost over 95 percent of its purchasing power.

An item that cost $20.00 in 1970 would cost you $112.35 today. An item that cost $20.00 in 1913 would cost you $440.33 today.

Inflation is like a hidden tax. The value of the dollars you are holding right now will decline a little bit more each and every month.

And now that the Federal Reserve is threatening to unleash another round of quantitative easing which is code for counterfeiting, it appears that the value of our dollars will soon be declining even more rapidly.


Long-Term Trend #7: The Derivatives Bubble

The Wall Street reform bill did next to nothing about derivatives and instead imposed hundreds of other useless regulations on Wall Street. Most Americans don't even know what derivatives are. Basically, they are side bets. They have no underlying value of their own. But today derivatives have taken center stage on Wall Street. Our financial markets have become a gigantic casino.


Long-Term Trend #8: The Health Care Industry

The United States health care system is completely and totally broken. It has become a gigantic money making machine for health insurance companies, pharmaceutical corporations and greedy lawyers.

Already, large numbers of health insurance companies across the United States have announced that they plan to increase health insurance premiums in response to the new health care law.

The truth is that the U.S. health care system needs to be totally and completely reinvented. The system we had before did not work. Barack Obama's new health care system will be far worse. Meanwhile, the health care industry is literally choking the life out of the U.S. economy.


Long-Term Trend #9: Financial Power Is Becoming Concentrated In Fewer And Fewer Hands

Once upon a time, the United States had a very diverse financial system. But today financial power is becoming concentrated in fewer and fewer hands with each passing year. More U.S. banks fail every single week. In fact, the number of bank failures is on pace to far surpass the total of 140 U.S. banks that failed last year.

There are now nearly 900 banks (well over 10 percent of all U.S. banks) on the FDIC
list of problem banks.

Meanwhile, the "too big to fail" banks continue to pick up market share. The "big four" U.S. banks (Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo) had approximately 22 percent of all deposits in FDIC-insured institutions back in 2000. As of June 30th of last year that figure was up to 39 percent.

Putting an increasing amount of financial power into the hands of just a few elite banks is a recipe for disaster any way you want to cut it.


Long-Term Trend #10: Rampant Corruption On Wall Street

Our financial system has become an absolute cesspool of corruption.

In fact, it seems like new stories of financial corruption emerge almost daily now. For example, just recently Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and GMAC Mortgage have all suspended foreclosures in many U.S. states due to serious concerns about foreclosure procedures.


Long-Term Trend #11: The Growing Retirement Crisis That Threatens To Bankrupt America

The Baby Boomers may end up bankrupting America after all. A retirement tsunami is coming that threatens to drown our nation in a sea of red ink.

The truth is that Americans have not been preparing for retirement on their own. One shocking new study indicates that Americans are $6.6 trillion short of what they need to retire comfortably. In fact, approximately half of all workers in the United States have less than $2000 saved up for retirement.

So what about corporate pension plans? Are they in good shape? No.

One recent study found that America's 100 largest corporate pension plans were underfunded by $217 billion as of the end of 2008.

But sadly, the pension plans run by U.S. state governments are in even worse shape.


America is very much on the wrong track. We have squandered the great wealth that our parents and grandparents left us and we are wrecking the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen.

That blogger has outlined some pretty sobering facts.

This is why this upcoming November election is so crucial.

We need to vote out the people who have been in Congress and the Senate who have been creating this mess.

We need to vote out the career politicians, Marxists, Socialists and Progressive Democrats that are destroying this country and turning prosperity into poverty for all.

We need to vote out the people who have created and enabled dependency on government.

We need to vote out the people who have sold out this once prosperous sovereign nation to the globalists.

We need to vote out the people who have fostered an environment which rewards failure and mediocrity.

Come November what path will YOU choose for America? and for your State?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dan Malloy - More Taxes, More Debt




Dan Malloy would be disastrous for this state which is already plagued by high taxes, corruption and disregard for ethical behavior.

Consider that a Democrat Governor and a Democrat Legislature would mean runaway spending - more taxes - and more liberal legislation (when they are not playing solitaire). And YOU will be paying for it all.

Plus, Dan Malloy is against the death penalty and will sign into law any bill abolishing it, which means the Petit family murderers will get a nice life in prison with food and shelter paid for with OUR tax dollars. Meanwhile 3 beautiful young women were brutally raped, strangled and burned to death. Where is the justice in that?

I'll be voting for Tom Foley
- who by the way - is also a staunch supporter of our second amendment rights.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Let's Hope They All Get Out Of The Chilean Mine Safe And Sound

In this chaotic world there IS some GOOD news.
Finally, the men are being brought up to the surface.

The first of 33 men was rescued Tuesday night after 69 days trapped in a collapsed mine, pulled to fresh air and freedom at last in a missile-like escape capsule to the cheers of his family and countrymen.
Florencio Avalos, wearing a helmet and sunglasses to protect him from the glare of rescue lights, smiled broadly as he emerged and hugged his sobbing 7-year-old son, Bairo, and wife. He also embraced Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and rescuers.

After the capsule was pulled out of a manhole-sized opening, Avalos emerged as bystanders cheered, clapped and broke into a chant of "Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le!" — the country's name.

Avalos gave a thumbs-up as he was led to an ambulance and medical tests after his more than two months deep below the Chilean desert — the longest anyone has ever been trapped underground and survived....

More than 1,000 journalists are at the scene, but the only media allowed to record them coming out of the shaft will be a government photographer and Chile's state TV channel, whose live broadcast will be delayed by 30 seconds or more to prevent the release of anything unexpected. Photographers and camera operators are on a platform more than 300 feet (90 meters) away..

The miners will be ushered through an inflatable tunnel, like those used in sports stadiums, to an ambulance for a trip of several hundred yards (meters) to a triage station for a medical check. They will gather with a few relatives in an area also closed to the media, before being taken by helicopter to a hospital.

Each ride up the shaft is expected to take about 20 minutes, and authorities expect they can haul up one miner per hour. When the last man surfaces, it promises to end a national crisis that began when 700,000 tons of rock collapsed Aug. 5, sealing the miners into the lower reaches of the mine.

... The capsule — the biggest of three built by Chilean navy engineers — was named Phoenix for the mythical bird that rises from ashes. It is painted in the white, blue and red of the Chilean flag.

The miners were to be closely monitored from the moment they're strapped in the capsule. They were given a high-calorie liquid diet donated by NASA, designed to keep them from vomiting as the capsule rotates 10 to 12 times through curves in the 28-inch-diameter escape hole.

A video camera in the escape capsule would watch for panic attacks. The miners will wear oxygen masks and have two-way voice communication.

Their pulse, skin temperature and respiration rate will be constantly measured through a biomonitor around their abdomens. To prevent blood clotting from the quick ascent, they took aspirin and will wear compression socks.

The miners will also wear sweaters because they'll experience a shift in climate from about 90 degrees underground to near freezing on the surface after nightfall. Those coming out during daylight hours will wear sunglasses.


Let's hope and pray that they all get out safe and sound - and that they will be able to recover fully from this difficult ordeal. No doubt that their lives will be forever changed... and there will be fame and book and movie deals along with it.

God bless them all.

Thanks goes to all from many countries (including the USA) who have helped bring about this miraculous recovery effort.

More here
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UPDATE:
Congratulations Chile! You did it!
Mission Accomplished!!
Well Done!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Military Barred From Voting


What a disgrace.
These men and women are risking their lives and cannot even participate in the Democratic process.

320,000 military men and women in New York will likely not have their votes counted.

How can we put up with this nonsense?

And Sen. Chuck Schumer stamps his feet and complains loudly - but we know that he and the Democrat New York Board of Election officials are probably just as happy at the prospect of suppressing and disenfranchising the mostly conservative military vote.

Help out a military person who cannot vote - and vote Republican in November 2010!

Also check out this website.

UPDATE:
Illinois.

Monday, October 11, 2010

J. Crew Anarchists

There's a volcano brewing in the middle class.
They are angry - fed up - and ready to stop following the rules.
TV has given us the illusion that anarchy is people rioting in the streets, smashing car windows and looting every store in sight. But there’s also the polite, quiet, far deadlier anarchy of the core citizenry—the upright citizenry—throwing in the towel and deciding it’s just not worth it anymore.

If a big enough proportion of the populace—not even a majority, just a largish chunk—decides that it’s just not worth following the rules anymore, then that society’s days are numbered: Not even a police-state with an armed Marine at every corner with Shoot-to-Kill orders can stop such middle-class anarchy.

Brian and Ilsa are such anarchists—grey-haired, well-dressed, golf-loving, well-to-do, exceedingly polite anarchists: But anarchists nevertheless. They are not important, or powerful, or influential: They are average—that’s why they’re so deadly: Their numbers are millions. And they are slowly, painfully coming to the conclusion that it’s just not worth it anymore.

Once enough of these J. Crew Anarchists decide they no longer give a f**k, it’s over for America—because they are America.

Folks are thinking that it just isn't worth the hassle anymore to deal with government rules, regulations, restrictions and the increased theft of our wealth by said government.

Doctors are giving up their practices.
Businesses are closing shop.
People are leaving the country.
People are deciding not to follow the rules.

Slowly but surely a quiet revolution is beginning to foment, and depending what happens after November 2nd.. it may or may not worsen.

Whatever you may think of Brian and Ilsa (in the piece that I linked to above) or the situation that they are in regarding their mortgage, the fact is that there is a segment of the middle (and upper middle) class that is just fed up. That in and of itself is an interesting phenomena.


Update to Brian and Ilsa story... The couple wrote an email to Wells Fargo, "Show me the note or we will stop paying on our mortgage all together". Wells Fargo knew their story was circulating with tens of thousands of hits on the Internet, and bent over all ways to resolve the problem with this couple and their mortgage, forgave any and all penalties, re-instated their new renegotiated loan and all is well... except if it were me I would still demand to see the note because title still cannot be proven and in the end who will provide the note upon full payment or sale of the property?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The 70 Socialists In Washington


The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional Democrats currently belong to Democratic Socialists of America DSA). Here is the list of their Congressional members. (It was also screen captured and placed in Scribd.)

The 11 DSA members sitting on the Judiciary Committee:

John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez,Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee,
Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

Members of 111th Congress who are members in the Democratic Socialists of America:

Co-Chairs

Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs


Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Senate Members


Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members

Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)


By the way - many belong to the Progressive Caucus as well. (Nancy Pelosi dropped membership when she became Speaker of the House).


VOTE THEM OUT!!!


(I guess it's 71 if you count Barry Soetero AKA POTUS.)


Friday, October 8, 2010

Did You Know? Department Of Justice Ditched The US Flag And Added A Marxist Quote


The U.S. Department of Justice changed its web site and ditched the Stars and Stripes for Basic "Darth Vader" Black. (Take a closer look as to what the banner used to look like)

At the top of the banner on the page, is a rather interesting quote:

"The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people."

This quote is from C. Wilfred Jenks, who in the 1930's was a leading proponent of the "international law" movement, which had as its goal to impose a global common law and which backed ‘global workers' rights.'

You can read more at American Spectator:

Jenks made a place at the collective table for socialists and communists at the U.N., and inspired the global “workers rights movement.” He was a long-time member of the United Nation’s International Labor Organization and the author of a number of globalist tracts, including a set of essays published back in 1958 entitled The Common Law of Mankind. Jenks also belonged to The League of Nations.

Marxism - Progressivism - call it Socialism -- under any of those names, it definitely makes the Department of Justice look ominous and corrupt in their sleek, new black website with Marxist accessories to match. I suppose they could have just as well changed the name to the "Department of Just Us".

How very interesting that our Justice Department couldn't find an appropriate quote from one of our Founders.

I guess this happened sometime in June or July, and I only recently found out, so I am just letting you know too.

Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
Office of the Attorney General Public Comment Line: 202-353-1555


(H/T - Free Republic)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Remember In November




If you aren't outraged then you haven't been paying attention.

VOTE THEM OUT!
Incumbents supporting the Obama agenda MUST GO!

4 Weeks - tell your friends - volunteer for campaigns and elect people who value our Liberty and who will restore sanity to this government.
Let's SEND A MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Welfare Vacay


ABC News filed this report about how welfare recipients in California are living the good life on the taxpayer dime.

Thousands of documents show tens of millions of welfare dollars have been spent out of state, some at vacation resorts. The discovery is leading to new legislation to prevent welfare abuse. ...

A Los Angeles Times analysis found $69 million was spent outside state lines during a three and a half year period beginning in January 2007 at tourist destinations like Las Vegas, Hawaiian beaches and cruise ships in Florida. Critics call that "taxpayer-funded vacations" at a time when taxpayers can't afford one themselves. ...

Benefits are deposited electronically onto welfare cards that are used like a debit card in stores or to withdraw cash at certain ATMs.

The Times analysis found nearly $12 million was spent in Las Vegas, $1.5 million in Florida, $387,908 in Hawaii, and $16,010 withdrawn from ATMs on cruise ships.

I could not believe that Mike Herald from the Western Center on Law and Poverty had the audacity to say, "When people go on assistance, they're going to have the same kind of life situations come up as anyone else. You're going to visit your sick relative. You're going to go to funerals out-of-state. That's what's going on here".

Yeah - Welfare recipients were visiting their "sick relatives" on cruise ships... Hah!
They were "going to funerals" in Las Vegas
(I guess they are putting the "fun" back in the word "funeral")

What a joke. There is massive fraud going on here and they are making excuses? Hardworking people are paying their taxes, who are themselves finding it hard to pay the rent and feed their families, are supposed to put up with this crap? I think not!

"Taxpayer groups say it's time to move to a voucher system.

"Giving welfare recipients cash is always risk-inherent," says Jon Coupal from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

Another problem is when welfare recipients don't use certain ATMs, taxpayers pick up those extra fees. Last year, the state paid more than $11 million in ATM surcharges, and we'll likely surpass that this year because bank fees have gone up."

The time has come to stop this and many other government abuses.

The government knows who they are.
The offenders should have their benefits taken away from them immediately, and not be reinstated!
End of Story.


Any lawmaker that does not work to stop this fraud and waste should be recalled - or voted out of office - in California and in any other State of the Union.

It's about time we ended the welfare state.
Family, friends & charities can help those in need. They would actually make sure money and resources go where they are actually needed. It would eliminate abuse and fraud of government assistance.

Imagine if conditions were attached to receiving assistance! and where is the insistence that recipients take steps to get back on their feet?

But we all know that the real purpose of the current welfare system is to make people permanently dependent on the government, because more welfare recipients equals more votes, more funding, and more job security, for government power hungry legislators.

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
-Alexis de Tocqueville

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Young Astroturf At The One Nation Rally




Student Service Learning (SSL) hours are required by many state governments to graduate High School. These High School kids were bribed to attend the "One Nation" rally in order to rack up SSL hours to graduate.

One Nation and the Socialist Leftists organizers should be ashamed of themselves by using these kids this way, but sadly they are merely completing the job government schools have already begun.

Brainwashing at its very core.

"Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state. The state will take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing. Your child belongs to us already….what are you?" - Adolf Hitler


"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion." - Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda


"If our nation is ever taken over, it will be taken over from within."

- President James Madison

....and what propaganda is YOUR child's school teaching?