Friday, November 30, 2012

The Death Of Due Process

It's a pity that Sen. Rand Paul must educate the rest of the Senate regarding Constitutional Rights.. afterall, they DID take an oath to protect and defend those rights. Alas... the NDAA and indefinite detention is yet another nail in America's coffin... I pray that his amendment gets passed and that due process is preserved... if it isn't then we sure know what all those FEMA camps are for. (Got missing fingers or lots of canned food? Then you may be out of luck in Amerika)



as far as I am concerned, Sen. McCain is a traitor to the US Constitution.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dissolve Dying Democrat Detroit


Well ... talk about chickens coming home to roost.
After the disastrous financial decisions made in this city and many years miserable government policies, Detroit might be better off dissolved like the Wicked Witch of the West.
LANSING (CBS Detroit) - It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being tossed around in Lansing.

WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports some state Republicans are talking about giving the city the option to vote itself into bankruptcy. And mid-Michigan Senator Rick Jones said all options should be considered — including dissolving the city.

“If we have to, that is one idea we have to look at. We really have to look at everything that is on the table,” Jones said. “Again, if this goes to federal bankruptcy, every employee down there will suffer, the city will suffer and the vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit and they will be gone.”

Local consultant Tom Watkins has proposed this in the past, but the idea has never played well among Detroiters.

In a live interview on WWJ Newsradio 950 Wednesday morning, Gov. Rick Snyder said he wouldn’t count anything out.

“Detroit needs to solve their problems, but they need support and we’ve been very supportive partners, I believe, in terms of offering different ideas and thoughts. And I just encourage them to work harder about working better together,” Snyder said.  ...

Meantime, Mayor Bing's administration continues to battle with council members over a deal to handle the city’s reform plan.

Bing said the council’s rejection last week of a contract with law firm Miller Canfield means the city missed a deadline to draw down $10 million Detroit needs to stay afloat and endangers a $20 million release in December. Bing called it a huge setback for the financial recovery of Detroit, adding that unpaid furlough days are on the way for city workers if this isn’t worked out.

There will be more cities dealing with financial ruin... municipal spending has just been unsustainable... and well... you just can't get blood from a stone.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Destroying The West

Well ... and perhaps Lenin may never have said this... but it's all true anyway:




Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!


General Thanksgiving (see original document)
By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America
A PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houfes of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and affign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of thefe States to the fervice of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our fincere and humble thanksfor His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the fignal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpofitions of His providence in the courfe and conclufion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have fince enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to eftablish Conftitutions of government for our fafety and happinefs, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are bleffed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffufing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleafed to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in moft humbly offering our prayers and fupplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and befeech Him to pardon our national and other tranfgreffions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private ftations, to perform our feveral and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a bleffing to all the people by conftantly being a Government of wife, juft, and conftitutional laws, difcreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all fovereigns and nations (especially fuch as have shewn kindnefs unto us); and to blefs them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increafe of fcience among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind fuch a degree of temporal profperity as he alone knows to be beft.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-nine.

(signed) G. Washington

Source: The Massachusetts Centinel, Wednesday, October 14, 1789

Historically speaking:

While there were Thanksgiving observances in America both before and after Washington's proclamation, this represents the first to be so designated by the new national government.

After their first harvest, the colonists of the Plymouth Plantation held a celebration of food and feasting in the fall of 1621. Indian chiefs Massassoit, Squanto and Samoset joined in the celebration with ninety of their men in the three-day event.

The first recorded Thanksgiving observance was held on June 29, 1671 at Charlestown, Massachusetts by proclamation of the town's governing council.

During the 1700s, it was common practice for individual colonies to observe days of thanksgiving throughout each year. A Thanksgiving Day two hundred years ago was a day set aside for prayer and fasting, not a day marked by plentiful food and drink as is today's custom. Later in the 18th century each of the states periodically would designate a day of thanksgiving in honor of a military victory, an adoption of a state constitution or an exceptionally bountiful crop.

"Consent of the Governed" wishes you and yours a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Even with all of our travails, we are so fortunate to live in a country of such bounty and opportunity.  May we all continue to work to preserve liberty and freedom so that our Republic and it's people can prosper through life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. My thoughts and prayers are to our soldiers who are unable to be at home with their families this season, and my hope is that they will be kept out of harm's way and they will return home soon.

I hope that each and every one of you will also be protected from the financial turmoil which now plagues our nation and that if you are touched by unemployment, financial hardship, and other difficult life lessons, that you weather it and emerge from it stronger. Please try to remember that really the most important thing is our family and friends and the caring and love that we give and receive. If we don't have anything else, we have each other. In the end, there is no difference between the poor man and the rich man when they return to dust, but what makes the biggest difference is what we do with our lives when we walk this Earth. Let's take the time to celebrate not so much for what we have in "stuff", but the strength and quality of our relationships with one another, and to thank whatever higher power that each of us may believe in, for all the goodness and blessings that we individually enjoy in our life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

"I Want To Know Why We Were Lied To"

Someone is asking questions... and loudly.
That someone is Rep. Trey Gowdy from South Carolina during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Libya U.S. Consulate terrorist attack (Benghazi).



Bravo!
Forget the sex scandals!
Let's get some answers!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ron Paul's Farewell Speech

Well done Dr. Paul!



Well worth the time to watch this!

"Expect the rapidly expanding homeschooling movement to play a significant role in the revolutionary reforms needed to build a free society with Constitutional protections. We cannot expect a Federal government controlled school system to provide the intellectual ammunition to combat the dangerous growth of government that threatens our liberties." - Ron Paul

A.M.E.N!
Keep homeschooling free from any and all government intervention.
Stay autonomous!
Learn in freedom!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Secession!

Seems there are plenty of disgruntled Americans out there - 660,000 and growing since last count, in all 50 states who have petitioned the White House on their website to secede from the Union.

The producers (AKA Conservatives and Libertarians) in this country are tired of subsidizing the looters (AKA Obama Socialists)... and given all of the voter fraud that we have seen - many people are just done with the notion of fair elections. As a result of this election, clearly 1/2 of the country feels they are not being served.  The polarization is astounding.

Question is .. can a State truly secede?
Ben Swann answers:



Then there is always State's Nullification - and the 10th Amendment. In any case, it would appear that any secession initiative, or nullification actions, would have to start in a State's legislature. These online petitions are totally non-binding.

One thing I do know is that these petitions mean nothing except that the White House must respond to them.
After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.” - Valerie Jarrett - White House Advisor
Given Valerie Jarrett's proclamation, it appears to me that signing these petitions online is a good way for the White House to "take names" or IP addresses and compile a list of "everyone who opposed us".


Just imagine carving up our country between Red and Blue.. in fact, divorce letters have already been penned:

Dear Red States
Dear Blue States
"So that's the deal. You get the cities, with all the crime, crack mommies, and corruption you can stand. And sure, you get many of the elite colleges too, with the professors who think that terrorists in Fallujah are freedom fighters and that the people who worked in the Twin Towers on 9/11 were no better than Nazis.

We get the suburbs, the countryside, and all the other beautiful places that remain unspoiled by liberal hypocrisy and addle-brained social experimentation.

And we'd like a favor, too: please keep your sky-high tax and crime rates, since we're happy to have the corporations and jobs that continue to flee your Blue cities into our Red counties. Much appreciated, since our unemployment rates, to say nothing of our crime, single-parenting, and illiteracy rates, are far lower than yours." - (excerpt from Dear Blue States)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Spanish Carrot Rebellion



I could blog about Gen. Petraus and the sex scandal that is supposed to deflect your attention away from the investigation and hearings surrounding the likely gun running operation that was going on in Benghazi (Supposedly, the Obama administration was involved in shipping weapons from Libya to Syria—arming the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Syrian rebels—yes, our enemies and yes, with your tax dollars — with Ambassador Chris Stevens as the point man)... but I found this article about an ingenious Spanish theater owner who is rebelling against a 21% tax increase on ticket sales.

Quim Marcé is my new hero!

Check this out:
In Spain, new austerity measures mean higher sales tax on everything from beer and wine to clothing and movie tickets. But in Bescanó, a small town in the country's northeast, the local theater director has come up with a rather creative way to get around a new 21 percent tax on tickets for plays at his theater –- by selling carrots instead.

When the Spanish government hiked sales tax on theater tickets this past summer, Quim Marcé thought his theater was doomed. With one in four local residents unemployed, Marcé knew that even a modest hike in ticket prices might leave the 300-seat Bescanó municipal theater empty.

"We said, 'This is the end of our theater, and many others.' But then the next morning, I thought, we've got to do something, so that we don't pay this 21 percent, and we pay something more fair," says Marcé in Spanish.

He looked out his window at farmland that surrounds this village, two hours north of Barcelona, and suddenly had an idea: Instead of selling tickets to his shows, he'd sell carrots.

"We sell one carrot, which costs 13 euros [$16] -– very expensive for a carrot. But then we give away admission to our shows for free," he explains in Spanish. "So we end up paying 4 percent tax on the carrot, rather than 21 percent, which is the government's new tax rate for theater tickets."

Please read the whole article - it's pretty amusing.
Creative guy that Quim Marcé!
On with the show!
and please chew your carrot quietly :)




Friday, November 9, 2012

Elections Have Consequences - The Layoff Bomb Has Been Detonated


Prior to the election, many business people across the country stated that if Obama won, and we could expect 4 more years of the same financial (higher taxes and cost of the Obamacare tax) and business policies (more regulations) coming out of the White House, that there would be consequences to that... namely that they would have no choice but to lay people off, and in some cases close plants or offices.

This is now coming to fruition as scores of businesses, just within 48 hours after this election, have made announcement of massive layoffs.

For example:
Boeing’s defense division announced a major restructuring of its defense division that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs.

A major wind company, Vestas, says it will cut an additional 3,000 jobs by the end of 2013. That nearly doubles the number of jobs the wind turbine company had planned to eliminate. Most recently Vestas it would layoff 3,700 people by the end of 2012.

There is a list on the Blaze. Read it here.

Companies announcing layoffs in the last 48hrs:
- Westinghouse
- Research in Motion Ltd.
- Lightyear Network Solutions
- Providence Journal
- Hawker Beechcraft
- CVPH Medical Center
- US Cellular
- Commerzbank
- Iberia
- Momentive Performance Materials
- Brake arts
- Gameforge Berlin
- Vestas Wind Systems
- Husqvarna
- ING
- Ericsson
- SRA International
- PerkinElmer
- Majestic Star Casino and Hotel
- Center for Hospice NY
- Bristol-Myers
- Lower Bucks Hospital
- Oce North America
- Corning
- United Blood Services Gulf
- Atlantic Lottery Corporation
- Welch Allyn
- Dana Holding
- Stryker-Boston Scientific
- Medtronic
- Smith & Nephew
- Abbott Labs
- Covidien
- Kinetic Concepts
- St. Jude
- Hill Rom
- Darden Restaurants
- JANCOA
- Kroger
- Caterpillar
- Alcatel-Lucent
- Umatilla Chemical
- Rocketdyne

I am certain there will be much more.
I heard that the company my husband works for is planning to close an office in Scottsdale, AZ.

The end result, of course,  will be lower US productivity as businesses scale back instead of expanding.
More people will be out of work and become dependent on government help.. unemployment and food stamps, etc..
Government cannot afford to pay more entitlements so they will print more money - creating more inflation .. and on and on goes the spiral downward.

The stock market has lost 400 points since the election as well..
Meanwhile in Washington, Taxmageddon is on the horizon.

Speaker of the House Boehner (R) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) vow "NO" on raising tax rates... the Congressional fight is on against the Democrat administration and Democrat Senate Majority that wishes to kill off the rest of the economy with higher taxes and more spending .. in fact, they are already talking of raising the debt ceiling again (increasing the government credit card limit) ... and truly, no matter what happens with that, this country is still on track to face an unprecedented financial tsunami.

Looks like it's time for Obama to go play a few rounds of golf while his wife jets off on some vacay to somewhere exotic.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Post Election Random Thoughts


Ok - so Obama won.
What does this mean for America?
What does that mean for YOU?

It means more taxes.
It means less liberty.
It means bigger government.
It means more statism and government control.
It means more spending and more debt.

It means that America has reached a tipping point.
There are now more "takers" (looters) and we have become a nation of government dependent people instead of people who have an attitude of self sufficiency and "can-do" mentality.

We have carefully, through government school taught (indoctrinated) liberalism, raised a generation (or two or three) of people who are narcissistic, self-absorbed, and lazy (both mentally and physically).
These are people who know/care little about history, economics and ethics.
They are people who were coddled and given awards for just showing up.
They are people who expect everything to be given to them.
They are people who expect and want government to take care of them.

More people are more interested in what their country can do for them versus what they can do for their country.. certainly a departure from John F Kennedy's declaration.



The Democrat party is no longer the party of JFK.. it is instead the party of the Socialists.

It is the party of "What's in it for ME".

The Obama administration, for all it's class warfare, cannot dig it's way out of the spending mess they have created, even if they taxed everyone's income 100%

The entitlement programs are just unsustainable.
But that doesn't stop the Progressives/Socialists from promising the moon and stars to their constituents.
"Free" birth control
"Free" cell phones
"Free" food and housing.. you name it..

But the reality is that nothing is "Free" - someone has to pay for it and that someone will be YOU .... and along with that wealth re-distribution notion, we will also suffer the consequences of the wild mad Bernanke printing presses which are also being used to pay our debts.

Interestingly enough - this is also one of the factors that brought the Roman Empire to it's knees.
Bread and Circuses.

Sadly, America is definitely not what it used to be, and it's actually pretty shameful that our country's populace have voted to take this turn. I pray that the American people will wake up to the very bad path we have taken and someday turn back, but it looks like we will eventually end up like Greece and Spain... where a dependent population faces the stark reality that the government can no longer pay for such dependency.


"A lesson in irony: The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, says 'Please Do Not Feed the Animals'. Their stated reason for the policy: Because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves." - Jenny Lamb (AK)





Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Padme Was Right




The ultimate irony ... Palpatine took away their liberty and freedom in the name of "Security" and yet they cheer him for it.
Getting the people you wish to control to love you for it, is truly incredible.



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vote!


In CT, you can find your polling place from the Secretary of the State's web site.

Please, if you are using a scanner machine here in CT - check the number counter on the machine before you scan your ballot and make sure the number increases by 1 when you are done.

If you are using any other touch screen in another state - make sure your vote was recorded for the person that you voted for.

Report any abnormality, harassment, or intimidation to the polling place moderator.



I hope America has the sense to get rid of the Marxist anti-American anti-Liberty tyrant that currently occupies the White House. 
Read about Obama's 47 mistakes
Don't make the mistake of re-electing this miserable excuse for a President.
He has been an embarrassment and his policies have caused millions of people to become dependent on government handouts, while he richly rewarded his elitist friends. This cannot continue!

Obama has divided this country by race and class, because he well knows that if we are busy fighting amongst ourselves, we cannot come together to fight his tyranny and the continual power grab of his administration. He wants you to use your vote for "Revenge"... instead you should use your vote to Preserve our Nation!

As for the under-ticket... please vote for those who support State's rights, YOUR rights, and the right to keep and bear arms.  Vote for fiscal sanity.   

and please - contact ALL of your Liberty loving friends and relatives and remind them to go out and vote today!






Friday, November 2, 2012

Obamacare New Tax Forms - Projection

So, if Obamacare is not repealed and the monstrosity lumbers onto fruition, we may very well see a new tax form that looks like the one Americans For Tax Reform came up with. The IRS will be checking whether or not you have mandatory healthcare in order to levy fines accordingly... and of course if you are a member of certain groups that the Obama White House and their Dept of Health and Human Services has exempted, then there is nothing to worry about. That would be some 1200 companies (a complete list is on this government website), unions and union members, prisoners, illegal aliensreligious sects including some Muslims, and AARP Medigap plans and others. Some claim that anyone who helped Obama's campaign obtained an exemption from the whole mess.  Everyone else will just have to obey this new law, buy into some stupid health insurance exchange, or face penalties enforced by the IRS.. and we all know how charming they can be.

But I digress...

Reported from Americans For Tax Reform...
When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

As confirmed by IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, “taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making a payment”.

So why will the Obama IRS require your personal identifying health information?

Simply put, there is no way for the IRS to enforce Obamacare’s individual mandate without such an invasive reporting scheme. Every January, health insurance companies across America will send out tax documents to each insured individual. This tax document—a copy of which will be furnished to the IRS—must contain sufficient information for taxpayers to prove that they purchased qualifying health insurance under Obamacare.

This new tax information document must, at a minimum, contain: the name and health insurance identification number of the taxpayer; the name and tax identification number of the health insurance company; the number of months the taxpayer was covered by this insurance plan; and whether or not the plan was purchased in one of Obamacare’s “exchanges.”

This will involve millions of new tax documents landing in mailboxes across America every January, along with the usual raft of W-2s, 1099s, and 1098s. At tax time, the 140 million families who file a tax return will have to get acquainted with a brand new tax filing form. Six million of these families will end up paying Obamacare’s individual mandate non-compliance tax penalty.

As a service to the public, Americans for Tax Reform has released a projected version of this tax form to help families and tax specialists prepare for this additional filing requirement. Taxpayers may view the projected IRS form at www.ObamacareTaxForm.com or see below. On the form, lines 3-4 show where taxpayers will disclose their personal identifying health information.

Wolf Final


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Iowa Attorney General Tells UN Observers To Stay Away On Nov 6


Remember I posted the article about UN Observers being scheduled to monitor US elections?
Well, I also reported that ... one terrific Attorney General made his opinion very clear on this matter.
Texas AG says Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has no jurisdiction over Texas elections

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today advised the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe -- a United Nations partner -- that groups and individuals from outside the United States do not have jurisdiction to interfere with Texas elections. The Attorney General's letter comes after the international group -- comprised of 56 members including EU nations and other countries such as Albania, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, the Russian Federation, Slovenia and Turkey -- announced they would be sending election observers to sites throughout the United States, including Texas, on Election Day.
and now... in Des Moines...
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz warned a group of international voting monitors that they face arrest if they monitor polling locations in Iowa next week.

“My office met with two delegation representatives last week to discuss Iowa’s election process, and it was explained to them that they are not permitted at the polls,” Schultz said in a statement released Tuesday. “Iowa law is very specific about who is permitted at polling places, and there is no exception for members of this group.”

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe plans to send observers from its Office for Democratic Institutions to Iowa and other states. According to the group’s website, members have been meeting with election officials and political party workers since last month to discuss their observation plans in the United States.

Attempts to reach Thomas Rymer, spokesman for the Office of Democratic Institutions, were not successful Tuesday.

Schultz said he supports the efforts of other nations to learn about the U.S. election process, but pointed to a statute in Iowa code that limits the number of people at a particular polling place. That section of code, with few exceptions, allows poll watchers from political parties, news media and campaigns to be at polling locations.

Bravo to Iowa and Texas!
So glad to see that some elected officials in this country still have a backbone!
and that is despite the threats from the Obama administration...regarding the observers' "full immunity".

In case you are interested... here is the UN Observers deployment schedule...
Will they be in YOUR state?

Oh, and one other thing.. here's a new twist on "If you see something, say something"...


Early voting in Kansas and Ohio are already showing up with rigged voting results.. changing Romney votes into Obama votes.

We need to remain vigilant!
You can bet there will be many shenanigans going on November 6th!
But we sure as hell do not need the UN meddling in our business.