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By Greg L | 26 January 2009 | Uncategorized | 104 Comments

I’ve been working on some interesting projects at the expense of keeping folks updated.  There’s been a lot happening, with Pelosi declaring that “economic stimulus” means federally funding abortion providers in the U.S., a big bust of a Stafford County man for his smuggling drugs and money for a Mexican drug cartel, and a proposals of amnesty for illegal aliens coming from Harry Reid and that’s just for starters.  With a buffet like this, there’s plenty to discuss…



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  1. K.O'toole said on 26 Jan 2009 at 10:48 am:
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    Alexander Tyler wrote more than 200 years ago, “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to uncontrolled spending and overtaxation and overregulation of those who are successful contributors to that society, The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations, from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.”

  2. rebelreggie said on 26 Jan 2009 at 11:44 am:
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    Essential American Truths
    By John Lillpop

    January 23, 2009

    After watching millions of illegal aliens and advocates protest in the streets of America in recent years, it is clear that many newcomers, including those here legally, need to understand the following essential American truths:

    *In 1848, The Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo was ratified by both the U.S. and Mexican Congresses. That Treaty ended any and all claims Mexico had to land now a part of the United States.

    * Native American Indians were the original owners of the American southwest. Were there were any valid property rights claims concerning that land, such rights would belong to Native American Indians, not Mexicans.

    *America is a sovereign nation, totally independent of Mexico. It has been that way for over 200 years. We intend to keep it that way.

    *Brown may be beautiful in Mexico. But in America, we are partial to colors that symbolize freedom under the rule of law. That would be Red, White and Blue.

    *In America, Mexico is considered a FOREIGN nation and Spanish is a FOREIGN language.

    *America operates according to the rule of law which applies to everyone. This is true whether one is brown, black, yellow, lily-white, red, or an exotic hybrid of lavender and green.

    *Being hard-working and good hearted is commendable. But those qualities do NOT entitle anyone to enter America illegally.

    *Bilingualism is cool–provided one of the languages is English. Literacy in only Mexican and Spanish is not cool in America.

    *Celebrating ones cultural heritage is perfectly fine-as long as it does not interfere with complete and prompt assimilation into American culture.

    * Driving while loaded or drunk may be “macho” in Mexico. But in America, driving under the influence is considered stupid and criminal and is not tolerated, regardless of one’s country of origin or cultural heritage.

    * People here illegally are common criminals, and as such, are most unwelcome. American citizens will fight to have such miscreants deported, regardless of whether or not families are involved. Illegal is illegal, Family or not.

    * Demanding that our borders be secured and that the law be enforced is the right of all American citizens; doing so does not make any one a racist or bigot.

    *U.S. immigration laws exist to protect American citizens & others here legally, not to facilitate a foreigner’s pursuit of a better life, and

    *Those who come to America must adjust to our culture and traditions. We have no obligation or desire to change in deference to foreign newcomers.

    Illegal aliens: Take this list with you when you are deported back to Mexico, and share it with other Mexicans considering invading.

    Your experience may cause them to reconsider, and that would be a good thing!

  3. Classic Rock said on 26 Jan 2009 at 11:45 am:
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    “Tax the rich/
    feed the poor/
    till there are no/
    rich no more.”

  4. rebelreggie said on 26 Jan 2009 at 11:51 am:
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    The Coming Civil War! By Ron Ewart Monday, January 26, 2009

    If you are a hard-working, responsible, self-reliant and successful American, how do you like billions of your taxes paying for bank, business and neer-do-well homebuyer bailouts, homebuyers that were encouraged by government to buy homes they couldnt afford? How do you like your government using trillions of your tax dollars for ill advised stimulus packages that wont work and arent working?

    How do you like paying for education, health care, housing and safety-net benefits for illegal aliens that are streaming into America by the millions? How do you like our open border policy and the lack of enforcement of existing laws that have become the magnet for those millions to come here in the first place? And how do you like the fact that politicians in both parties purposely allow these things to happen, for the sole purpose of increasing their base of future voters? To make matters worse, under the current regime, (socialist administration) amnesty for illegals is coming our way very soon, no matter how most Americans will object. After all, these politicians know what is best for us, dont they?

    How do you like individuals being appointed by the new president to become Secretary of the Treasury, who will oversee the IRS, when the appointee has cheated on his income tax, hired illegal aliens as house keepers and some other little misdeeds he was purported to have committed? How do you like an individual (Holder) with an avowed mindset against individual gun ownership, being appointed to the top American Justice official, attorney general of the United States?

    How do you like your tax dollars being used in foreign aid, that is given to dictators, despots and other cretins who use our money for their own enrichment and trickle only a few of our dollars to their subjects? Did you know that your current socialist president is now pushing for 0.7% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP - $14 Trillion) to be paid out in foreign aid, because that is what the United Nations says is the fair amount for America? Did you know that 0.7% of GDP is just shy of $100,000,000,000 (billion) dollars of our tax money going offshore, and for what? This is nothing more than government forcing you to be charitable to the entire world, at the point of a gun. (Dont think so? Try not paying your taxes.)

    National Health Care is coming whether we like it our not. Did you know that Obamas current stimulus package of almost $1 Trillion dollars, sets aside $600,000,000 to prepare for National Health Care? If they are spending this kind of money for preparation, you can bet we will get National Health Care.

    How do you like government telling you what to eat, what to wear, where to live, where to work, what to drive, or being forced to not drive at all and paying for government mega-projects that always come with huge cost overruns, where they have to go back to the taxpayer for more money to finish the project? Happens every time. Government is the epitome of waste, fraud, abuse and corruption.

    How do you like your government telling you that you have to get off of oil, drive your car less and decrease your carbon foot print to save us from the dire predictions of the fraud that is man-caused global warming? How will you like the cost of everything increasing because of governments headlong drive to decrease man-caused CO2 emissions and engage in the insanity of cap and trade policies? How do you like your government telling you that you have to subsidize highly inefficient wind and solar power, that is but a small fraction of what oil and coal produce? How do you like the fact that environmentalists and government have stood in the way of clean nuclear energy for 30 years?

    How do you like government telling you what you can or cannot do with your land? And you rural landowners, how do you feel about being asked to bear almost the entire burden of environmental protection, while your city brethren get off virtually scot-free? These same city folks who have the majority votes to elect the politicians that pass the environmental laws that only affect rural landowners. Thats fair, isnt it? No it isnt fair and in fact, violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

    How do you like your federal government sticking their fingers into local public schools and mandating, with federal law, socialism, radical environmentalism, multi-culturalism and the one-world-order being taught to your children in those schools? How do you like the fact that the federal government prints the books that teach our children about our form of government, but those books teach that our form of government is a Constitutional Democracy, not a Constitutional Republic? The distinctions between a Democracy and a Republic are a canyon wide. Does brainwashing and indoctrination come to mind?

    How do you like the fact that the injustices that were being inflicted on the colonials in 1776, that caused them to revolt against the tyrannical rule of England, are now the very same injustices Americans are being accosted with, by their own government, for the last 80 to 100 years? How do you like the fact that under the current Obama administration and a very liberal congress, those injustices will increase at an accelerated rate?

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    The giant question is, how long will freedom-loving Americans take it? How long will the producers put up with paying for the non-producers and outright billion-dollar gifts in foreign aid? How long will those brave Americans who are embedded with the song of liberty, take the theft of their sweat, blood and tears, before they say, enough is enough? Which of the injustices we are now enduring, will be the trigger that will send a large percentage of these Americans over the edge and declare civil war against the non-producers, who leverage government with their majority vote, to fill their government-sponsored pig trough? Or, how long will it be before the producers of our society, either check out, or declare war on their own government for these injustices?

    The current direction of America will and is producing mediocrity, self-loathing and a decline in production and morality. These cultural maladies will only get worse on this path we take.

    Predictions of future events is a dicey game. Many have tried but predictions, throughout history, turn out to be mostly inaccurate ….. the Mayans, Nostradamus and a few others have been given marginal credit. But we will take a stab at some general predictions. The hard truth is, we are headed for a civil war. Nevertheless, rest assured, this will not be the civil war of 1861, wherein brother rises up against brother and state declares war against another state or states. This war wont be fought with larger-than-life generals, unless nationwide anarchy ensues.

    As the liberals in the current administration squeeze Americans with their socialist, radical environmental and one-world-order agenda, as they work towards dismantling American sovereignty, even more so than previous administrations have done, small armed revolts will begin to appear in isolated areas. These small revolts will be immediately squashed by local law enforcement. Even so, the small revolts will grow and become larger ones. There will be individual attacks on other individuals for perceived threats or revenge for acts of violence. Occasions of Hatfield and McCoy feuds will grow. There will be attacks by individuals on government institutions, as more and more folks let their growing frustrations morph into violent acts. There will be individual and multiple violent attacks on illegal aliens.

    Still, other non-violent revolts will come in the form of silent and noisy protests. Some revolts will come in the form of disobeying the law and withholding taxes. These are already happening. Some will come in the form of increased lobbying of politicians and rising numbers of court cases to undo what the liberals have done and are doing. But even worse, some will come in the form of wholesale cheating. The prevailing attitude will be, if the government can cheat, abuse our trust and their power and corrupt our institutions, why should individual Americans be any different? A breakdown in morality, honesty, integrity and honor will accelerate. This breakdown is already well underway.

    Large infusions of borrowed or printed dollars for government stimulus packages and outright handouts, will accelerate inflation and/or end up in hyper inflation. This will lead to rising hunger as it takes more dollars to buy the necessities of life. Rising hunger will trigger more government intervention and the requirement for more taxes. Taxes will rise accordingly. More banks will fail. A deep depression could be just around the corner.

    In some of these occurrences, the government will declare martial law and they will suspend constitutional protections, like Habeas Corpus, as did President Lincoln during the Civil War.

    All these things will come to pass in one form or another, because We The People have allowed government to become all powerful and corrupt and this corruption has infected a large percentage of the American population. Should we not return to the principles of our constitution, should we not re-claim our morality, and soon, as a country and as a free society we are doomed to fail and ultimate disintegration. If were trying to fail, we are doing an excellent job.

    In spite of these dire predictions, there is still time to save America, if only the millions of Americans who cherish freedom, will rise up individually and collectively and get involved in the hard work of preserving, protecting and defending our Constitution and giving aid and comfort to those organizations that are working valiantly on their behalf. And to that end, have you GIVEN YOUR DOLLAR FOR FREEDOM today?

  5. John Galt said on 26 Jan 2009 at 12:47 pm:
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    Winston Churchill said a Democracy “is two wolves and a sheep discussing what they shall have for dinner”…

  6. Mark said on 26 Jan 2009 at 2:26 pm:
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    Meh…Don’t care anymore. America is done for, has been done for for quite some time now. When you have a Republican in office that proposes to bail out banks and auto companies because THEY FAILED and can no longer get OUR money, so they run to the government to force OUR money into their hands, then you know Armageddon is nigh. :-)

    When you have Republicans who wanted to provide amnesty to millions of illegals, then you know Armageddon is nigh.

    Now that Dems are the majority, you can damn well better believe that Armageddon is nigh.

    That or alot of people will continue to squeal and make noise, doing nothing substantial otherwise, like people in this country have been doing for many, many years now.

    Go watch Oprah and lull yourselves back to sleep. Nothing will happen in this country other than a slow and painful death. It’s the American way!

  7. Wolverine said on 26 Jan 2009 at 2:30 pm:
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    K O’toole —

    That quote from Alexander Tyler was a very acute and timely reminder. My thanks for posting it.

  8. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 26 Jan 2009 at 3:16 pm:
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    That is a good quote. However, on consideration, I do prefer Democracy to any of the alternatives.

  9. Greg L said on 26 Jan 2009 at 3:24 pm:
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    From my inbox…

    AN ATHEIST IN THE WOODS

    An atheist was walking through the woods. ‘What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! ‘What beautiful animals! He said to himself.

    As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 9-foot grizzly bear charge towards him.

    He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing in on him. He looked over his shoulder again and the bear was even closer.

    He tripped & fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw & raising his right paw to strike him.

    At that instant the Atheist cried out, ‘Oh my God!’

    Time Stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent.

    As a bright light shone upon them, a voice came out of the sky.

    ‘You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don’t exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament?

    Am I to count you as a believer?’

    The atheist looked directly into the light, ‘It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian.’

    ‘Very Well,’ said the voice.

    The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed and the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke:

    ‘Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.’

  10. Johnson said on 26 Jan 2009 at 3:42 pm:
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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/26/have-nots-hail-ice-raids/

    “Have-nots”…where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah…

    The rest of the story is an accusation of racism and illegal alien apologist propaganda, to include a tearful illegal who doesn’t “want to go back”. The real story is that the ICE raid produced the intended results: illegal aliens deported, legal residents/citizens are re-employed and the employer is being punished.

  11. citizenofmanassas said on 26 Jan 2009 at 3:54 pm:
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    Nancy says more people put a strain on the economy. Yet, she supports keeping illegals here, who put a strain on the system. Does she think before opening her mouth?

  12. Johnson said on 26 Jan 2009 at 4:14 pm:
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    Can Pelosi close her mouth? Do the face stretches allow that? I wonder if she can close her eyes…

  13. Johnson said on 26 Jan 2009 at 4:39 pm:
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    I was kinda wondering about this myself. What if Oprah, Whoopi and the other Coven members on The View start trashing His Obama-ness?

    http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/01/26/sheppard_obama-3/

    They cut Clinton a break for almost two years before they turned on him like a pack of Siberian wolves in the dead of winter…

  14. anon said on 26 Jan 2009 at 5:42 pm:
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    Pelosi isn’t speaking for her own 5 children or 6 grandchildren or any of ours that will most likely pay taxes–just the brown and black ones who won’t. That’s who she wants to kill, uh, I mean abort.

  15. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 26 Jan 2009 at 5:47 pm:
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    What’s this about a bust in Stafford County?

    Here’s something to get angry about. The lengths our government will go to to shield Obama from embarassment and his aunt’s illegal status from public scrutiny - http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090126/D95UPOM80.html

  16. Billy Bob said on 26 Jan 2009 at 6:01 pm:
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    Auntie is probably stashed away somewhere in the White House
    enjoying all the amenities made possible by tax payers, and if this is the case, could the Holy One be charged with aiding and abetting?
    I am still waiting to hear about the Kenyan Granny who was to have
    traveled to the US to attend the inauguration festivities. Anybody
    heard anything about this?

  17. Dave in PWC said on 26 Jan 2009 at 6:04 pm:
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    These illegals are only moving into caves Americans won’t move into:

    http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=3b0a1a5aa1c07f6bf6a541b6e0caeb9c

  18. citizenofmanassas said on 26 Jan 2009 at 6:29 pm:
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    Last week Congress voted to increase the number of people who can be covered under SCHIP (health care) and voted to increase the Federal tax on a pack of cigarettes by 52 cents to cover the increased costs.

    Well, here is an article that talks about a potential tax increase on a pack of cigarettes here in Virginia and how sales dropped after the last two increases. I can’t imagine Virginia is the only State that would have decreased sales due to tax increases.

    Of course this will affect the tax revenue of the Federal Government too, and of course they will have to look for money elsewhere to pay for the increased costs of their program. Will Congress vote to undue their changes to the program? Or, will they increase taxes on other products or people to cover the costs? I’m not a betting man, but if I were, I’d bet the Dems in Congress would just raise taxes elsewhere.

    http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/state_regional_govtpolitics/article/SMOK26_20090125-222930/188452/

  19. redwhitenbloo said on 26 Jan 2009 at 6:54 pm:
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    Dear President Obama,

    You may not have noticed, but the popularity contest is over. To use your own words, you won, remember? So why are you so concerned about what one radio personality thinks about you? Are you going to make sure they are all legislated into fawning over you?

    Allow me to offer a bit of advice to you on this, your seventh day as leader of the free world: Shut your egotistical trap and do your damned job!

  20. Johnson said on 26 Jan 2009 at 7:45 pm:
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    “Fairness Docterine”, I believe it’s called? Fair to whom? The mere fact that conservatives watch the news and commentary programs belies the fact that we are interested in current events and how they affect us. Liberals whine about how they want things to be, with no basis in reality or common sense.

    President Obama and the Dems will, indeed, legislate us into fawning over them. They crave our approval, as narcissists do.

  21. Muttley said on 26 Jan 2009 at 8:21 pm:
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    After watching Glenn Beck tonight, I am a little concerned to hear that 80% of Mexico’s police force are corrupted and that most of them are actually run by the drug cartels. They also said that ALL of Mexico is about to collapse. Guess we ought to load up folks. Collect ammo and food. Ugliness is about to happen, me thinks.

  22. BattleCat said on 26 Jan 2009 at 9:16 pm:
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    CoM,

    Pelosi probably can’t think before opening her mouth….she would need a brain in order to think and I’ve never seen any sign of that from her.

  23. Cheetah said on 26 Jan 2009 at 9:28 pm:
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    people like nancy pelosi are why california is in the tank right now. they are not giving hard working people their tax returns back this year, instead they are getting issued IOU’s. Funny, if you owed the government money I dont think they would accept an IOU however I guess it’s different on the return swing.

    Nancy Pelosi’s attitude reminds me of Elena, let’s give the illegals everything they DONT deserve because we think we’re elite enough to not have to worry about the consequences..I suppose until they totally overwhelm america and it’s not called “america” anymore

  24. Anonymous said on 26 Jan 2009 at 9:33 pm:
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    Johnson said on 26 Jan 2009 at 3:42 pm: Flag comment

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/26/have-nots-hail-ice-raids/

    “Have-nots”…where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah…

    The rest of the story is an accusation of racism and illegal alien apologist propaganda, to include a tearful illegal who doesn’t “want to go back”. The real story is that the ICE raid produced the intended results: illegal aliens deported, legal residents/citizens are re-employed and the employer is being punished.

    Should have included this story from the same paper. These idiots are leading Obamarama’s immigration team.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/16/obama-aide-tied-to-failed-immigration-policy/

  25. Cheetah said on 26 Jan 2009 at 9:33 pm:
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    how much you wanna bet this winner is an illegal alien? the big clue should be “marumsco”…

    http://www.insidenova.com/isn/news/local/article/man_sentenced_in_trailer_torching/28680/

  26. Wolverine said on 26 Jan 2009 at 9:47 pm:
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    Both Parties — I will gladly second you on that vote for democracy over all the rest.

  27. legal2 said on 26 Jan 2009 at 10:08 pm:
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    Muttley, good luck loading up. The following was received today in email, but not confirmed.

    Ammunition Accountability Legislation

    Remember how Obama said that he wasn’t going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo!

    The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.

    Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011.(Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more!

    If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!

    This legislation is currently pending in 18 states:
    Alabama , Arizona ,California , Connecticut , Hawaii , Illinois , Indiana ,
    Kentucky , Maryland ,Mississippi , Missouri , New Jersey , New York , Pennsylvania ,Rhode Island , South Carolina , Tennessee , and Washington.

    Send to your friends in these states AND fight to dissolve this BILL!!

    To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation
    and the specific legislation for each state, go to: http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

  28. citizenofmanassas said on 26 Jan 2009 at 11:32 pm:
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    BattleCat said on 26 Jan 2009 at 9:16 pm: Flag comment

    CoM,

    Pelosi probably can’t think before opening her mouth….she would need a brain in order to think and I’ve never seen any sign of that from her.

    So true. It is scary to think of the power that she has.

  29. citizenofmanassas said on 26 Jan 2009 at 11:34 pm:
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    BattleCat said on 26 Jan 2009 at 9:16 pm: Flag comment

    CoM,

    Pelosi probably can’t think before opening her mouth….she would need a brain in order to think and I’ve never seen any sign of that from her.

    So true. It is scary to think of the power she has. The only hope is for those Americans who were fooled this past November to wake and realize how different America would be under long term Dem control.

  30. citizenofmanassas said on 26 Jan 2009 at 11:36 pm:
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    Battlecat,

    So true. It is scary to think of the power she has. The only hope is to hope those Americans who were fooled this past November wake up and realize America under the long time rule of these Dems is not a good thing.

  31. NoVA Scout said on 26 Jan 2009 at 11:50 pm:
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    Why is rebelreggie running interminable Onion satires on this site? Cheap humor is just that - cheap. Making fun of gullible, uninformed people with these over-the-top lampoons is worse than mischeivous. It’s downright malicious.

  32. citizenofmanassas said on 27 Jan 2009 at 8:39 am:
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    Nova,

    Care to explain in detail what rebelreggie wrote is satire?

  33. Anonymous said on 27 Jan 2009 at 9:19 am:
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    Cheetah said on 26 Jan 2009 at 9:33 pm: Flag comment

    how much you wanna bet this winner is an illegal alien? the big clue should be “marumsco”…

    Doesn’t he look so “MACHO?”

  34. Ted said on 27 Jan 2009 at 9:25 am:
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    I’m sure everyone will be happy that a tax cheat/incompetent was confirmed to be the Secretary of the Treasury and overseer of the IRS by a vote of 60 to 34 in the Democrat controlled Senate.

    30 Republicans, 3 Dems, and 1 Socialist voted “no”.

    10 Republicans and 50 Dems voted “aye”.

    So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, the precedence has been set. If you get caught cheating on your taxes and you pay any taxes and penalties you can now be a cabinet officer. And if you don’t get caught, you just keep your money and can still be a cabinet officer.

  35. Ted said on 27 Jan 2009 at 9:26 am:
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    Sorry, I should have noted that the two Democrat senators from our great commonwealth voted to confirm the tax cheat as Treasury Secretary.

  36. Anonymous said on 27 Jan 2009 at 9:38 am:
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    Deja Vous?

    Does any else feel like we are being lead down THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD by Barack “THE WIZARD” Obama and his cohorts Nancy “THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST” Pelose and her lap dog Harry “TOTO” Reid? Has all the makings of a “SPECTACULAR.” Can’t leave out Joe “THE COWARDLY LION”
    Biden and Timothy “THE TIN MAN” Geithner. WHAT A CAST!

  37. citizenofmanassas said on 27 Jan 2009 at 10:25 am:
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    Ted,

    Don’t forget about Charlie Rangel(D), who is also under investigation for tax issues. He was on a committee that oversaw tax programs. No wonder many in Congress support illegals, they don’t see a problem with not paying taxes.

    Webb and Warner are just stupid. Oh, they claim to be centrists, but that is just to fool those dumb enough to believe the spew on the stump.

  38. Ted said on 27 Jan 2009 at 10:29 am:
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    citizen,

    In the past, saying congressman and crook has been redundant.

    But this thing with Geithner is so in your face it is more appalling than usual. It really does eliminate tax issues as a reason for disqualifying someone to be in the president’s cabinet.

    But Sen Hatch, even though he voted for Geithner, did note that with a Republican president Geithner never would’ve been nominated since he would’ve been shot down from the get go by the Dems and the MSM.

  39. sahdman said on 27 Jan 2009 at 10:52 am:
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    Rebel Reggie

    That is a good article I only wish it would be run on the front page of the Washington Post.

  40. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 27 Jan 2009 at 11:00 am:
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    “But Sen Hatch, even though he voted for Geithner, did note that with a Republican president …”

    Lilly-livered bullcrap. Hatch like nearly every other Senator abrogates his responsibility as usual. While throwing out a few scraps for the GOP marketing campaign.

  41. Johnson said on 27 Jan 2009 at 11:42 am:
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    Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up…

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/01/27/republican-leaders-raise-concerns-acorn-stimulus-dollars/

  42. Johnson said on 27 Jan 2009 at 11:45 am:
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    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&sid=aaX0MEqeCGjA

    What degeneration?

  43. Johnson said on 27 Jan 2009 at 11:47 am:
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    Blah, blah, right…

    http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-82231.html

  44. Cheetah said on 27 Jan 2009 at 11:50 am:
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    anon,

    actually I’m not feeling as much “wizard of oz” as “revelations” I’m not one to subscribe to religious feelings but when I look at everything that has happened with obama, the election, the media, etc. it’s pretty easy to paint a picture of revelations. Are we in our darkest hours? or are these times only a precursor to what will ultimately be our downfall? only time will tell

  45. K.O'toole said on 27 Jan 2009 at 1:14 pm:
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    better poetry than Maya Angelou or Elizabeth Alexander - http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2009/01/21/d-c-morning-show-host-mocks-nonsensical-inaugural-poetry

  46. G Man said on 27 Jan 2009 at 1:22 pm:
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    K.O’toole you omitted the appropriate name of the poem: “Flaming Dog Biscuits”.

  47. Anonymous said on 27 Jan 2009 at 1:33 pm:
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    http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2009/01/bipartisanship-for-dummies-well-of.html

    “Bipartisanship for Dummies”

    Foulmouthed, and completely on target.

  48. Johnson said on 27 Jan 2009 at 2:54 pm:
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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/27/voters-weary-clintons-bushes-kennedys/

    Yay!

  49. citizenofmanassas said on 27 Jan 2009 at 3:09 pm:
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    Ted,

    I agree. It is a sad day to see someone approved for a position in which they clearly are not entitled to. How about that change!

  50. citizenofmanassas said on 27 Jan 2009 at 3:11 pm:
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    Check out this media bias and obama’s nod to his fellow muslims.

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=105&sid=1585699

  51. anonymous said on 27 Jan 2009 at 3:33 pm:
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    UPDATE! Time to Call people

    http://www.numbersusa.com/content/

    Updated: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 1:01 PM

    It looks like the full House version of the stimulus bill will go to the floor this afternoon. We expect the Rules Committee to issue rules for debate that will allow the E-Verify amendments to be included. Call your Representative and let them know that his/her constituents expect this bill to explicitly require E-Verify to make sure all new jobs go to Americans and legal immigrants already here. Please go to your Action Buffet and click on the phone note. It will provide talking points to make it easier to make the phone call, and it names your Representative and provides alternative phone numbers to call.

    Read Full Story

    ——————————————————————————–

    -Doris Matsui (D-CA): supports E-Verify

    -Dennis Cardoza (D-CA): still making up his mind on E-verify and is hearing from both sides of the issue. .

    202-224- 3121 switchboard

    Call call call

  52. citizenofmanassas said on 27 Jan 2009 at 4:29 pm:
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    Courtsey of netrightnation. Acorn looks to be in line to benefit from having the socialists in control of Congress.

    http://netrightnation.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=300831&Itemid=105

  53. TedKenndysSwimInstructor said on 27 Jan 2009 at 8:09 pm:
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    This article nails it:

    What are they buying?

    By Thomas Sowell
    http://www.JewishWorldReview.com

    Everyone is talking about how much money the government is spending, but very little attention is being paid to where they are spending it or what they are buying with it.

    The government is putting money into banks, even when the banks don’t want it, in hopes that the banks will put it into circulation. But the latest statistics shows that banks are lending even less money now than they were before the government dumped all that cash on them.

    Even if it had worked, putting cash into banks, in hopes that they would put it into circulation, seems a rather roundabout way of doing things, especially when the staggering sums of money involved are being justified as an “emergency” measure.

    Spending money for infrastructure is another time-consuming way of dealing with what is called an immediate crisis. Infrastructure takes forever to plan, debate, and go through all sorts of hearings and adjudications, before getting approval to build from all the regulatory agencies involved.

    Out of $355 billion newly appropriated, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that only $26 billion will be spent this fiscal year and only $110 billion by the end of 2010.

    Using long, drawn-out processes to put money into circulation to meet an emergency is like mailing a letter to the fire department to tell them that your house is on fire.

    If you cut taxes tomorrow, people would have more money in their next paycheck, and it would probably be spent by the time they got that paycheck, through increased credit card purchases beforehand.

    If all this sound and fury in Washington was about getting an economic crisis behind us, tax cuts could do that a lot faster.

    None of this is rocket science. And Washington politicians are not all crazy, even if sometimes it looks that way. Often, what they say makes no sense because what they claim to be doing is not what they are actually doing.

    No matter how many times President Barack Obama tells us that these “extraordinary times” call for “swift action,” the kind of economic policies he is promoting take effect very slowly, no matter how quickly the legislation is rushed through Congress. It is the old Army game of hurry up and wait.

    If the Beltway politicians aren’t really trying to solve this crisis as quickly as they could, what are they trying to do?

    One important clue may be a recent statement by President Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, that “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”

    This is the kind of cynical revelation that sometimes slips out, despite all the political pieties and spin. Crises have long been seen as great opportunities to expand the federal government’s power while the people are too scared to object and before any opposition can get organized.

    That is why there is such haste to do things that will take effect slowly.

    What are the Beltway politicians buying with all the hundreds of billions of dollars they are spending? They are buying what politicians are most interested in— power.

    In the name of protecting the taxpayers’ investment, they are buying the power to tell General Motors how to make cars, banks how to bank and, before it is all over with, all sorts of other people how to do the work they specialize in, and for which members of Congress have no competence, much less expertise.

    This administration and Congress are now in a position to do what Franklin D. Roosevelt did during the Great Depression of the 1930s— use a crisis of the times to create new institutions that will last for generations.

    To this day, we are still subsidizing millionaires in agriculture because farmers were having a tough time in the 1930s. We have the Federal National Mortgage Association (”Fannie Mae”) taking reckless chances in the housing market that have blown up in our faces today, because FDR decided to create a new federal housing agency in 1938.

    Who knows what bright ideas this administration will turn into permanent institutions for our children and grandchildren to try to cope with?

  54. Citizen12 said on 28 Jan 2009 at 12:11 am:
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    legal2 said on 26 Jan 2009 at 10:08 pm
    Ammunition Accountability Legislation

    Your right, this is some crazy stuff they are trying to push on us. another site for updates on this topic

    http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?id=227&issue=005

    some background on that e mail you got

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/ammunition-accountability-act.htm

    data stamping your ammo, tracking inplants for the car, dog, kids and….you. For you own protection of course.

    The next great tracking device will be your “real I.D.”

  55. BattleCat said on 28 Jan 2009 at 7:18 am:
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    You won’t see it on any mainstream media outlet in America this morning, but a quick scan of Die Welt and BBC shows Obama letting Ahmedinejad “hit it from behind.” After Obama went on Arab TV to “extend the had of friendship,” the leader of Iran (who may have enough enriched uranium to build an atomic weapon by the end of 2009), rips Obama a new you-know-what, demanding an apology from the US for pretty much everything including out existence. Our dead soldiers must be rolling over in their graves.

  56. DPortM said on 28 Jan 2009 at 7:28 am:
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    Once again Senator Colgan advocates on behalf of illegal aliens (see 2009 Bill SB 1037). Yes, folks, he voted to give in-state tuition to illegal aliens, disregarding the simple fact that it is against federal law to do so, see Federal Law Title 8, Chapter 14, Sec 1623:

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not
    lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the
    basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for
    any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of
    the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an
    amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen
    or national is such a resident.

    Wake up, Colgan… Start representing your constituents. Oh wait, many of your constitutents are illegal aliens. Let me rephrase… Colgan, start representing your constituents who are citizens of Virginia and legal permanent residents. And no, Senator Colgan, all El Salvadorans are not here legally.

  57. BattleCat said on 28 Jan 2009 at 7:43 am:
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    DPortM,

    Remember those campaign commercials that showed Colgan running around acting like a boxer with the phrase “tough on illegal immigration” flashing across the screen”? Colgan’s such a jerk-off.

  58. rebelreggie said on 28 Jan 2009 at 7:44 am:
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    Peanut Processor Knowingly Sold Tainted Products
    It Found Salmonella 12 Times

    By Lyndsey Layton
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009; Page A01

    The Georgia peanut plant linked to a salmonella outbreak that has killed eight people and sickened 500 more across the country knowingly shipped out contaminated peanut butter 12 times in the past two years, federal officials said yesterday.

    This Story
    Peanut Processor Knowingly Sold Tainted Products
    Search for Peanut Butter Product Recalls
    People Infected With Outbreak Strain of Salmonella
    Officials at the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which have been investigating the outbreak of salmonella illness, said yesterday that Peanut Corporation of America found salmonella in internal tests a dozen times in 2007 and 2008 but sold the products anyway, sometimes after getting a negative finding from a different laboratory.

    Companies are not required to disclose their internal tests to either the FDA or state regulators, so health officials did not know of the problem.

    The peanut butter and paste made at the company’s Blakely, Ga., plant are not sold directly to stores but are used by manufacturers to make crackers, cookies, energy bars, cereal, ice cream, candies and even dog biscuits. Some of the country’s biggest foodmakers, including Kellogg and McKee Foods, which produces Little Debbie brand snacks, have recalled more than 100 products made with the tainted ingredients, and the listkeeps growing.

    Federal investigators also said yesterday that they had found four strains of salmonella at the Georgia plant, including one in a sample taken from the floor near a washroom. Only the Typhimurium strain of Salmonella enterica has been linked to the outbreak.

    “There is a salmonella problem at the plant,” said Robert Tauxe, deputy director of the CDC’s division of food-borne, bacterial and mycotic diseases.

    The outbreak, which has spread to 43 states and Canada, is ongoing, but the pace has slowed “modestly,” Tauxe said. Half the people made ill have been children.

    Major-label peanut butter is not suspected to be contaminated with salmonella and is considered safe to eat, according to the FDA. The makers of several major brands, including Peter Pan, Jif and Smuckers, are worried that panicky consumers will stop buying their products, and they have been taking pains to point out that their peanut butters are not part of the outbreak.

    Though Peanut Corporation of America, based in Lynchburg, Va., was not required to inform regulators about its internal salmonella tests, Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said it appears that the company violated federal law. “Foods are supposed to be produced under conditions that do not render them damaging to health,” he said.

    Sundlof said he could not say whether the company might face criminal charges.

    Stewart Parnell, the company’s owner and president, was not taking calls yesterday, and his spokesman did not return telephone messages.

    The company e-mailed a statement saying it “has cooperated fully with FDA from day one during the course of this investigation. We have shared with them every record that they have asked for that is in our possession and we will continue to do so.”

    The company halted production at the Blakely plant once the FDA confirmed it was the source of the outbreak. FDA officials said the company is free to restart production but will have to first address a list of manufacturing deficiencies, which federal officials intend to make public today.

    FDA officials said they still do not know the how the plant was contaminated and how the bacteria got into the peanut products, although state inspection records show a pattern of unsanitary conditions over several years. In each case, inspectors flagged the problems but said they required routine follow-up. There is no evidence that Peanut Corporation of America was ever closed by the state or otherwise penalized.

    The FDA has never inspected the plant, instead delegating that duty under a contract to the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The federal agency has said it does not have enough inspectors to visit the country’s 65,520 domestic food production facilities. In fiscal 2008, it inspected 5,930 plants.

    State inspectors last visited the Georgia plant in October, while the contaminated products were being produced, according to inspection records first obtained by the Associated Press. But they did not test either the factory or the peanut products for salmonella. “We do pull product samples from time to time, but we can only run 4,500 samples in a year, and we have 16,000 food-processing and food-sales stores in the state,” said Oscar Garrison, Georgia’s assistant agriculture commissioner for consumer protection.

    Michael Rogers, director of field investigations at the FDA, said that his agency is reviewing the state’s inspection process and that it is unclear if Georgia officials would have found the salmonella if they had tested. “All inspections are a snapshot in time; they only reveal what is happening at the firm at that particular time,” Rogers said.

    But Jean Halloran, director of food safety for Consumers Union, said if the government was adequately protecting the food supply, the outbreak could have been minimized or even prevented, and lives could have been saved. Major reforms in inspections and regulations are past due, she said.

    “The average plant is inspected once every 10 years,” Halloran said. “This one was getting inspected a couple of times a year by Georgia, but neither they nor the FDA were taking enough enforcement action.”

    Salmonella is carried by animal feces. Foods can also become contaminated by infected handlers who do not wash their hands with soap after using the bathroom. The bacteria generally thrive in a wet environment, such as meat and eggs. But after a 2007 outbreak at a ConAgra facility in Georgia that makes Peter Pan peanut butter, food safety experts realized that salmonella can exist in a dormant state in peanut butter and then reproduce when ingested by humans.

    Salmonella bacteria can cause an infection that often produces diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. While most people recover without treatment, infants, elderly people and those with compromised immune systems can develop severe illness that can be fatal if not promptly treated with antibiotics.

  59. Factchecker said on 28 Jan 2009 at 8:17 am:
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    BattleCat, you must have an extraordinarily narrow definition of “mainstream media outlet” if you think the news you mention about the Iranian president is hidden. Isn’t the New York Times a mainstream media outlet, to take one obvious example. Isn’t the AP a mainstream media outlet? In any case, this non-Arab extremist leader is rarely not reported on when he says something newly ridiculous, as he does frequently. I don’t think he ripped anyone anything. You are one of the few who seem to regard Ahmadinejad as anything other than a buffoon. He also doesn’t happen to hold the actual power in Iran.

  60. BattleCat said on 28 Jan 2009 at 8:53 am:
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    Factfuzzer,

    It just showed up on NY Times 14 minutes ago, and you have to look for it. It’s top story in other parts of the world. Ahmadinejad has certainly blustered in the headlines before, but in the past it hasn’t been a response to our commander in chief “offering the hand of friendship.” Maybe YOU don’t think Obama came out of that exchange looking like a sissy-girl, and certainly many other Obama-zombies will agree with you…but I’d bet I’m not the only one who thinks Ahmadinejad got the better of Obama on this exchange.

  61. Citizen12 said on 28 Jan 2009 at 11:04 am:
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    Ahmadinejad Demands Apology for U.S. ‘Crimes’

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484105,00.html

    Nothing more but the day after “highlights” here.

    Fox seems to put more depth into these kinds of human interest stories.

    PETA Ads Suggesting Sex With Vegetables Deemed Too Racy by NBC

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,483844,00.html

  62. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 28 Jan 2009 at 2:33 pm:
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    Bottom line we are at it with Iraq. We are and have been. Obama’s attempt to peel off a few more hearts and minds over there has no shame in it.

    As some analysts will tell you, the very fact that he has a Muslim surname confuses our enemies. Muslims over there have been trained to accept violence against non-Muslims, but never against Muslims, and they see him as a Muslim. Them and that woman at the John McCain rally. They all function at a level of thinking that is, by some standards, “retarded”.

    We ought to be together as Americans and concerned with where Iran is and wants to go, not lining up for political potshots at the commander-in-chief.

  63. citizenofmanassas said on 28 Jan 2009 at 3:36 pm:
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    Both,

    Obama wants to break bread with his fellow muslims and will let Iran off the hook. To allow our “commander in chief” to go soft on a Country like Iran is not only stupid but is setting the table for the end of the Country as we know it. I simply will not sit back and allow the libs to destroy America. Say what you want about Bush, but one thing was certain, he was not going to roll over for our enemies.

  64. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 28 Jan 2009 at 3:43 pm:
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    I don’t see how we’ve “gone soft” on them. I wouldn’t be surprised if either us or Israel is dropping bombs on them very soon.

    And I note that Bush put the kibosh on that in recent months. Not Obama or anyone else.

    I get a kick out of this line in a Reuters story today :

    Mahmoud Abbasi, a 48-year-old taxi driver also speaking in the Iranian capital, was more hesitant. “We should not rush and accept direct talks without a plan and precaution,” he said.

    Wonder if he listens to the Iranian version of Rush Limbaugh?

  65. Chameleon said on 28 Jan 2009 at 5:11 pm:
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    what’s interesting on the anti board is the broads saying that most republican’s dont have higher education. Not sure where they picked that up from, that’s along the same line as NGL saying that Greg posted things on blogs that he did not.

    What is up with them women over there? Let’s Look at what higher education did for some of them over there. Some of them have masters degree’s apparently and are still stupid. One of them married an illegal alien for christ’s sake. Apparently higher education and common sense dont come together.

  66. junes_reston said on 28 Jan 2009 at 5:36 pm:
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    E-Verify rule delayed for further review
    Washington Business Journal - by Kent Hoover Washington Bureau Chief

    I feel a telephone/fax/email campaign forming. If you’re on Numbers and Alipac mailing lists, watch for emails to put this back on the agenda.

    E-Verify is GOOD for the stimulus package

    - it creates jobs for American citizens currently held by illegal aliens.

    - it reduces spending by cutting programs targeting illegal aliens

    - it may cut the number of salmonella and eColi outbreaks by keeping illegal aliens away from our food source.

    WE NEED E-VERIFY and we need it to be mandatory nationwide.

    ===========

    Obama administration delays federal contractor rule - E-Verify rule delayed for further review

    The Obama administration has postponed until May 21 the implementation of a new rule that requires federal contractors to use the E-Verify system for checking the eligibility of their employees to work in the U.S.

    The rule originally was scheduled to go into effect Jan. 15, but the Department of Homeland Security delayed the implementation date until Feb. 20 after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking the rule.

    Now the rule won’t go into effect until May 21 “in order to permit the new administration an adequate opportunity to review the rule,” according to a notice to be published Jan. 30 in the Federal Register. When Barack Obama took office as president, he urged agencies to review new regulations that had not yet become effective.

    “We are hopeful that the incoming administration will agree that E-Verify is the wrong solution at the wrong time,” said Robin Conrad, executive vice president of the National Chamber Litigation Center.

    The chamber contends DHS lacks the authority to make use of E-Verify mandatory for contractors. The requirement would add a costly burden to businesses, the chamber argues.

    E-Verify provides an Internet-based means for employers to compare the names and Social Security numbers of newly hired employees against government databases. About 100,000 businesses now participate in the program, which is now voluntary.

    Bush administration officials contended the federal government has the right to ensure that the companies it does business with comply with immigration laws.

    Randy Johnson, the chamber’s vice president in charge of labor policy, said the Obama administration’s decision to review the E-Verify regulation is “a promising development, but it doesn’t change the fact that the executive branch may not make E-Verify mandatory when Congress clearly said that it must be voluntary.”

    “We’re cautiously optimistic that the incoming administration will make the right choice, but if not, it will be up to the court to settle the issue,” Johnson said.

    http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2009/01/26/daily53.html?ana=e_du_pub

  67. Chameleon said on 28 Jan 2009 at 6:00 pm:
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    illegal aliens from south america are also carriers for chagas disease. People should look this disease up, it’s disgusting and it’s coming here on a daily basis on the backs of filthy illegal aliens that violate our borders.

  68. Chameleon said on 28 Jan 2009 at 6:02 pm:
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    here ya’ go…a link to chagas disease: it’s pretty nasty

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_disease

    every day illegal aliens bring us this little gift from down south….

  69. BattleCat said on 28 Jan 2009 at 9:38 pm:
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    Wow,

    Not a single Republican voted for the pork-laden stimulus act. Could this be the beginning of the Republicans actually being an opposition party? Now when it does nothing to turn the economy around, it’ll all be on the Dems…..sweeeeet!!!!

  70. citizenofmanassas said on 28 Jan 2009 at 10:30 pm:
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    We are going soft on them because obama wants to hold direct talk with them. Even the Euros are sick and tired of their act. Obama will look like a fool after his attempt to rope them in ends in failure.

  71. fed up said on 28 Jan 2009 at 11:25 pm:
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    “SNOPES” VALIDATES THE BELOW

    FACTS:

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s home district includes San Francisco .

    Star-Kist Tuna’s headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi’s home district.

    Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.

    Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan workforce.

    Paul Pelosi, Nancy’s husband, owns $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock.

    In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition’s.

    When the huge bailout bill was recently passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an ‘economic development credit in American Samoa .’

    Pelosi has called the Bush Administration “CORRUPT” ? ?

    How do you spell “HYPOCRISY” ? ?

  72. BothPartiesColludeAgainstUs said on 29 Jan 2009 at 5:58 am:
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    Pelosi also hires illegals to work her vineyard.

  73. rebelreggie said on 29 Jan 2009 at 6:44 am:
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    Military to Pledge Oath To Obama, Not Constitution
    Conservative News and Reporting
    “News for the Rest of Us”
    Michele Chang

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is extremely frustrated with orders that the White House is contemplating. According to sources at the Pentagon, including all branches of the armed forces, the Obama Administration may break with a centuries-old tradition.

    A spokesman for General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, states that the Obama Administration wants to have soldiers and officers pledge a loyalty oath directly to the office of the President, and no longer to the Constitution.

    “The oath to the Constitution is as old as the document itself.” the spokesman said, “At no time in American history, not even in the Civil War, did the oath change or the subject of the oath differ. It has always been to the Constitution.”

    The back-and-forth between the White House and the Defense Department was expected as President George W. Bush left office. President Obama has already signed orders to close Guantanamo and to pull combat troops from Iraq. But, this, say many at the Defense Department, goes to far.

    “Technically, we can’t talk about it before it becomes official policy.” the spokesman continued. “However, the Defense Department, including the Secretary, will not take this laying down. Expect a fight from the bureaucracy and the brass.”

    Sources at the White House had a different point of view. In a circular distributed by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the rationale for the change was made more clear.

    “The President feels that the military has been too indoctrinated by the old harbingers of hate: nationalism, racism, and classism. By removing an oath to the American society, the soldiers are less likely to commit atrocities like those at Abu Ghraib.”

    “We expect a lot of flak over this,” the classified memo continues. “But those that would be most against it are those looking either for attention or control.”

    The time frame for the changes are unknown. However, it is more likely that the changes will be made around the July 4th holiday, in order to dampen any potential backlash. The difference in the oath will actually only be slight. The main differences will be the new phrasing. It is expected that the oath to the Constitution will be entirely phased out within two years.

  74. Johnson said on 29 Jan 2009 at 7:54 am:
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    Chameleon-
    Don’t let the liberals get under your skin. Liberals are elitists who look down their noses at anyone who does not share their high opinion of themselves. It’s not true. Conservatives are better educated, more involved in politics, more generous and more involved in their communities than liberals. The persons that you speak of, self admittedly, jump from issue to issue in a vain attempt for attention. Press the “ignore” button, laugh and point whilst they flop about, removing all doubt about their level of intelligence.

  75. Johnson said on 29 Jan 2009 at 7:57 am:
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    Rebel-
    That sounds scary. Only a dictator would seek absolute loyalty through changing the oath. The government serves the people, not the president. Barack Obama can’t fire me.

  76. Anon said on 29 Jan 2009 at 8:41 am:
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    Chameleon aka Cheetah aka Chico aka Elvis, any particular reason you are bringing up Chagas disease as a “gift” to the US population? Did it come up in the news recently? In any case, the CDC notes that:

    “Chagas disease is not transmitted from person-to-person like a cold or the flu or through casual contact.”

    To find out how it is transmittable beyond the actual insect vector, check:

    http://www.cdc.gov/chagas/factsheets/detailed.html

  77. chameleon said on 29 Jan 2009 at 11:07 am:
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    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/mar/15/local/me-chagas15

    Anon,

    I can google too…chaga’s is a problem. They carry these bugs with them across the border in their crap. you need to look at what chaga’s does to people and maybe you’ll change your tune about these parasites.

  78. chameleon said on 29 Jan 2009 at 11:17 am:
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    and more yet again on chagas (and more):

    http://www.douglassreport.com/immigrationwnd.html

    illegal aliens are disgusting parasites and should be sent back for health reasons not withstanding anything else.

  79. chameleon said on 29 Jan 2009 at 11:29 am:
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    oh…and let’s add the fact that doctors..yes, the medical kind. Even say that Chagas and other diseases from latin america are a real threat. That’s why I dont go to mexican restaurants or any place where illegals work. Enjoy your economy parties anti folk and enjoy your time in the hospital when you get sick from these parasitic criminal animals…

  80. rebelreggie said on 29 Jan 2009 at 2:01 pm:
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    Obama celebrates spending binge with cocktails and wagyu steak
    By Michelle Malkin January 29, 2009 06:28 AM

    Can the Obama administration be anymore tone deaf? After pushing his $1.1 trillion Generational Theft Act of 2009 through the House last night, the White House apparently decided to throw itself a swank cocktail party. According to ABCs Jake Tapper, the menu included alcoholic beverages (vodka martinis are an Obama favorite, reportedly) and wagyu steak.

    Yeah, wagyu steak. $100 per serving delicacy. I had to look it up, too.

    On the heels of the most expensive inaugural celebration in American history and passage of a trillion-dollar spending binge that will saddle future generations with unprecedented debt, perhaps President Obama might consider cutting back on such indulgences.

    Or is the White House exempt from shared sacrifice, Mr. President?

    New era of responsibility?

    Not so much.

  81. Billy Bob said on 29 Jan 2009 at 2:41 pm:
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    rebelreggie, it must be difficult for Obama in his transition from collard
    greens, fried chicken and watermellon so he’s just trying to retrain his
    taste buds to a more gourmet type of menu.

  82. citizenofmanassas said on 29 Jan 2009 at 5:26 pm:
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    This might be good news. DHS estimates there are 450,000 illegals in Federal, State and local prisons.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/immigration_deportations

  83. chameleon said on 29 Jan 2009 at 6:22 pm:
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    wagyu or kobe beef is pretty expensive stuff. I had it once, I’m not sure what all the hooplah is about. It was a good steak with really nice marbling, but honestly paying 120.00 for a 12-oz strip is a bit much, for us non-rich people like a once in a lifetime type thing. Lobel’s sells it online but even the american stuff is way pricey.

    I had a much better steak for far less in a little place outside roundtop, Texas. Mouthwatering and I would swear on a bible they killed the cow that day it was so damn good.

    For a person supposedly quarterbacking the recovery of our economy wagyu beef shouldnt be on the menu in any regard.

  84. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 30 Jan 2009 at 7:46 am:
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    Billy Bob, does that make you feel alive?

  85. chameleon said on 30 Jan 2009 at 8:10 am:
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    you wont see this on anti:

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/01/30/20090130gns-gangs0130.html

    who wudda thunk that gangs follow illegal immigration paths? who would have EVER thought that they two were intertwined? I guess not the idiots on anti…apparently they are all too willing to dole out in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Hell, Elena even thinks that illegals pay taxes as she considers sales tax (which everyone HAS to pay) a qualifier. I couldnt believe my eyes folks. Illegals deserve NO benefits, either in state tuition or anything else except a quick trip across the border. If they want in state tuition, let Elena pay it.

  86. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 30 Jan 2009 at 9:51 am:
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    It’s not really all about Elena, is it? Isn’t she just a woman who owns or runs a blog for discussion?

    I found this online, it’s a preview of a story to be run in tomorrow’s Washington Post :

    Juan Gonzales has a tear in his eye. The 27 year-old resident of Fairfax has just learned that his sprawling 1.2 acre house has been foreclosed.

    “I pay taxes, every time I buy food”, says Gonzales in Spanish. “Someone should have looked out for me. And I’m angry. I barely have money now to pay for the crayons for my children”. Although the public school system in Fairfax pays for Juan’s 3 children to attend, and ESOL classes for the eldest, crayons are not covered after the first few breakages. Juan also occasionally has to pay for extra milk for the children - free school lunches only cover a single, small, carton of milk.

    “If they didn’t want to pay for us to have a house, why would they pay for my child’s birth and make him a US citizen without a home?” asks Maria, Juan’s wife, in a rich deep Spanish baritone. Maria works as a food processing consultant at the McDonald’s around the block. Though she is still employed nearly full-time, Juan’s day labor income has dried up to the point that sacrifices are needed on a daily basis. “Yesterday I had in my shopping cart some tortillas, some candles for the Virgin Mary, and some crayons. I could only afford two.” Maria chose the tortillas and the crayons.

    Sadly the problem continues to perpetuate. Unable to afford luxuries like birth control, Maria is pregnant and will be dropping anchor again in 6 months.

    “I am worried that we may have to move to an apartment, where the poor white people live” Maria confides. “It is not so good there. And if we have to move, I do not know what will happen to our 19 renters.”

  87. chameleon said on 30 Jan 2009 at 10:26 am:
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    Ive seen that story rick, thanks for posting it on the other blog. It’s not about any one person although Elena certainly epitomizes the group as a whole who feel something should be given for nothing and that illegal aliens really are not illegal, just disadvantaged people who should be given handouts.

    I’m just tired of people getting stuff on the backs of others. The article you posted above hit’s it right to the core. Illegals and the leftist fools on the other blog who support them, believe just about everything is a “right” which is sick. Illegals count on people to feel sorry for them and when they dont get what they want they cry some more and hope eventually that someone comes to their rescue. Ship them all back so we dont have to worry about the whining anymore.

  88. Johnson said on 30 Jan 2009 at 10:35 am:
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    That article nails the illigal alien attitude precisely.

  89. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 30 Jan 2009 at 11:03 am:
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    it’s not an article though, it’s a satire that some flippant person wrote as a poke at the Post’s writing style.

  90. Johnson said on 30 Jan 2009 at 3:27 pm:
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    “Flippant”? I haven’t heard that one since high school, when I was accused of it..

  91. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 30 Jan 2009 at 4:16 pm:
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    I’ve been called that myself a few times.

  92. citizenofmanassas said on 30 Jan 2009 at 5:23 pm:
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    That is too funny.

  93. Cheetah said on 30 Jan 2009 at 6:24 pm:
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    the anti’s actually think we believe it was real…what a bunch of tool’s

  94. Billy Bob said on 30 Jan 2009 at 7:44 pm:
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    Both Parties, I’ll bet you’ve been called a bunch of things. You betcha
    I feel alive.

  95. BothPartiesColludeAgainstUs said on 30 Jan 2009 at 8:52 pm:
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    Nothing like perpetuating a stereotype and implicitly insulting people because of their skin color to make you feel alive, I guess.

  96. rebelreggie said on 31 Jan 2009 at 8:18 am:
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    Windfall Tax on Retirement Income

    Adding a tax to your retirement is simply another way of saying to the American people, you’re so darn stupid that we’re going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you. That’s what the Speaker of the House is saying.. Read below…………

    Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income. In other words tax what you have made by investing toward your retirement. This woman is a nut case! You aren’t going to believe this.

    Madam speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds! Alas , it is true - all to help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!

    This woman is frightening.
    She quotes..” We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn’t Marx say something like this?), in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.” (I am not rich, are you?)

    When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied:
    “We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as Americans.” (Read that quote again and again and let it sink in. Lower your retirement, give it to others who have not worked as you have for it.

    Send it on to your friends. I just did!! This lady is out of her mind and she is the speaker of the house!

  97. rebelreggie said on 31 Jan 2009 at 10:25 am:
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    Sounds like conditions here….except,of course, American unions actively court foreign workers. Kinda like handing someone your knife so they can cut your throat.
    Dawn of new age of industrial unrest as wildcat strikes spread across UK - Times Online

    Wildcat strikes flared at more than 19 sites across the country in response to claims that British tradesmen were being barred from construction jobs by contractors using cheaper foreign workers.

    Mr Brown, in Davos for the World Economic Forum, was caught by surprise when a ten-day-old strike at an oil refinery in Lincolnshire sparked copy-cat action at other energy plants. Unions claim that British workers are being barred from jobs because of a European Union directive which allows companies to bring in foreign labour for less than they would have to pay to Britons.

    The Prime Minister was forced to order an investigation into the claims by the Arbitration and Conciliation Service in order to contain the spreading unrest. But Labour MPs last night emphasised that the wildcat strikes were a warning of mass industrial unrest ahead as the grip of recession tightens on the economy. Jon Cruddas, the Labour MP for Dagenham, urged ministers to act urgently to take the race issue out of the jobs market.

    Thousands of engineering, construction and maintenance staff from at least 19 sites around the country took action in support of the Lindsey oil refinery employees. Many held placards quoting Mr Browns soundbite. Oil refineries, power stations and chemical plants were affected as thousands of staff downed tools.

    About 1,000 protested outside the Lindsey refinery at North Killingholme, Lincolnshire, where about 100 Italian and Portugese workers have been brought in by contractors in preference, unions claim, to British employees. The dispute prompted sympathy strikes at Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland, the Aberthaw power station near Barry, in South Wales, a refinery in Wilton, Teesside, Kilroot power station in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, a gas terminal at Milford Haven, West Wales, the Fiddlers Ferry power station near Warrington and a number of other smaller sites.

    The rapid spread of the dispute through key energy facilities revived memories of the fuel protests in September 2000, when unofficial blockades of refineries threatened to bring the county to a standstill. The disruption looks set to continue into next week. A spokesman for British Nuclear Fuels said that 900 contractors at the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria plan to meet before work on Monday to discuss taking their own industrial action.

  98. Chameleon said on 31 Jan 2009 at 11:51 am:
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    Pelosi is a leftist freak of nature, I doubt many people actually take her seriously. She’s obviously partaken too much of the medicinal marijuana offered in california, most likely laced with PCP or some other hallucenigen (LSD is popular in her neck of the woods). That could be why these far left liberals are so whacky..drugs!

    As for illegal aliens getting in state tuition, what the hell are people thinking? these cretin dont deserve anything whatsoever except a quick trip back to mexico, etc..

    dont care if they pay out of state tuition, but in-state no way! the anti’s think this will help things if we coddle the invaders. Maybe if we start giving more hand-outs they will rape less and molest less children? maybe they will commit less murders in our community?

    when I think about it, a quick search of anti mentions absolutely nothing about illegal alien crime in our community, nothing…apparently they either think it doesnt matter or think it doesnt exist. I’ve always been of the mind the leftist twits over there love illegals because if they left the country they would loose their slaves and servants.

  99. citizenofmanassas said on 31 Jan 2009 at 2:30 pm:
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    Both parties,

    See what Iran has said about obama wanting to talk with them. I hate to say I told you so, but…

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.073ba2ee2f1f00668848a4655420fedc.411&show_article=1

  100. BothPartiesColludeAgainstYou said on 2 Feb 2009 at 7:23 am:
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    I would think the idea is to communicate with the Iranian people, not the tools who run them … but at any rate i doubt that words will have much effect.

  101. citizenofmanassas said on 3 Feb 2009 at 11:00 pm:
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    Friends: Please join Bob McDonnell at a grassroots roundtable on Saturday, February 7th at 12 noon at Penn Elementary School. This meeting, hosted by the Prince William GOP, will center around AG McDonnell presenting his vision for the upcoming campaign and take a few questions. We will also give an overview of our grassroots organizational plan. It will last approximately one hour. What: Attorney General McDonnell’s Prince William Grassroots Leadership RoundtableWhen: Saturday, February 7th, 12 noon Where: Penn Elementary School, 12980 Queen Chapel Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193 Please forward to your friends and R.S.V.P. to mike@bobmcdonnell.com or 804.612.9111 if you can make it. Thanks, Mike ReynoldDeputy Campaign Manager McDonnell for Governor804.612.9111

  102. rebelreggie said on 6 Feb 2009 at 4:01 pm:
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    No stimulus money for white males. Rangel and Reich already said so.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/01/22/video-no-stimulus-money-for-white-males/

  103. rebelreggie said on 7 Feb 2009 at 8:17 am:
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    By Frosty Wooldridge
    February 5, 2009
    NewsWithViews.com

    Are democrats anti-American?

    That’s the question crack journalist Xelan Bonn asked recently in a
    conversation with yours truly.

    “If Congress amnesties 12-24 million criminal immigrants, then, under
    current law, they would have the right to bring in their families as well,
    which could happen over the next few years,” Bonn said. “The average
    immigrant would be expected to bring in four family members. If we assume
    there are only 20 million criminal immigrants in the US now that will get
    amnesty, then that means 80 million more get to come in for a total hit of
    100 million—most in the poverty class, most a burden on society and
    taxpayers, yes, but the worse part… democracy dies and a one party system
    is created.”

    [Reference Operation Safe America report]

    Bonn talked on, “According to current statistics, there is about a 99%
    conversion factor for those who emigrate from Latin countries who now
    register as Democrats, once legalized to vote. If we assume 80% of all new
    immigrants under an unconstitutional amnesty bill are Latin, that’s 80
    million Latino immigrants, of which, 79 million will become registered
    Democrats. That would make the Republican Party essentially meaningless in
    terms of vote power—hence a dead party—hence remove the checks and
    balances of a two party system from our government. The Republican Party
    would become as impotent as other independent parties (Libertarian, etc.).”

    Right now, Democrats make up about 40.9% of all registered voters (
    reference AND) with Repubicans at 32.8% and Independents at 26.6% (169
    million total of January 2009).

    Bonn said, “After amnesty, the numbers would be dramatically changed:
    60% Democrats (149 million), 22% Republicans (54 million) and 18%
    Independents (44 million). Even if the Republicans and Independents unite,
    they would be well short of having enough power to affect checks and
    balances on government.

    “This means if amnesty passes, rewarding millions of criminal aliens
    with US citizenship for breakng our laws, then within 10-12 years (which is
    how long it will take to get everyone on the bus and legalized), the US will
    be under a one party system with the Democrats permanently in control.

    “Hitler used the National Socialist German Workers Party to ensure a
    dictatorship—that was the ruling party from 1933 to 1945—they came to
    power in the aftermath of the Great Depression (the collapse of their
    economy and currency appears frightening similar to the US’s state of
    affairs now). Joseph Stalin was the General Secretary of the Communist Party
    of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953.
    Single works for socialist and fascist, but not for democracies. Yet the
    patterns seem to be repeating with only superficial changes to the players
    and their approaches.”

    As our conversation wound down, I couldn’t help the sinking feeling
    that Americans do not understand their own predicament whether Democrats or
    Republicans. If the amnesty passes, millions of foreigners will displace
    Americans within their own country. The latest PEW report showed black and
    white America will become the new minority at 47 percent by 2042. In other
    words, Americans will become minorities in their own country and their
    culture and language displaced and obliterated. We stand like deer in the
    headlights, tied to the railroad tracks with a train bearing down on us,
    tip-toeing on glass at the deep end of the pool with our hands tied behind
    our backs, and worse, we disembowel ourselves with our own apathy.

    “The question is,” Bonn said. “Will Republicans pull out all the stops
    and start educating the public to the pitfalls of an unconstitutional
    amnesty before Congress gets around to it, or will US citizens, Democrats
    and Republicans alike, stand up and fight for democracy–or will the new era
    regime cleverly disguised as “change you can count on” sweep over the
    country like a dark zephyr of fascism painted the colors of red, white, and
    Democrat? Will Harry Reid, Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi–aka Mad Uncle
    HOP–come to their senses, or by design, have they intended such an internal
    destruction of America and its two party system using treason disguised as
    humanity? What do you think?”

    Man! I’m becoming more depressed by the day! When I think of every
    combat soldier from Valley Forge to the sands of Iraq-and how this Congress
    usurps our culture, language and borders-I wanna’ scream. This Congress
    dismantles our country by design. What ally do the most appreciate in their
    task?

    The ubiquitous apathy of American citizens!

    Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Tuesdays and Thursdays as he interviews
    top national leaders on his radio show “Connecting the Dots” at
    republicbroadcasting.org at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your
    time zone.

  104. rebelreggie said on 8 Feb 2009 at 10:01 am:
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    3 Cheers for the 10th Amendment Movement

    Saturday, February 7, 2009 ^ | Alan Keyes

    Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2009 1:01:39 AM by EternalVigilance

    I’m pleased to see the growing movement in State legislatures around the country to remind Americans of the existence and import of the 10th amendment to the Constitution. It reads simply “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” These words first of all firmly and unequivocally establish that the U.S. government has only the powers delegated to it by the Constitution of the United States on the authority of the sovereign people of the United States by whom it is ordained and established. The State governments, established by sovereign decision of the people of the respective States, continue to enjoy the powers vested in them by their State constitutions, subject only to the specific prohibitions spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.

    For many years I’ve stressed the importance of the 10th amendment as it guards against the establishment of consolidated, despotic power at the national level. For a while I was met by incomprehension, incredulity and some ridicule from people who insisted that the Courts have eliminated the 10th amendment from the Constitution through their refusal to respect and enforce it. (This is, by the way, the same argument some are using to excuse the palpable dereliction of Federal Judges and officials who refuse to demand proof that the Alleged Usurper in the White House satisfies the Constitution’s eligibility requirement.) However as I have often said, a long string of cases in which the Courts have willfully ignore the Constitution is not a weighty line of precedents, but a long train of abuses.

    (Excerpt) Read more at loyaltoliberty.com …

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