Saturday, September 11, 2010
The day the Democrats took over.
This is something I borrowed from another person more brilliant than me but I think you should maybe print it out and give it to your liberal friends as a rebuttal to blaming Bush for the bacon being overcooked or the dog being stinky.
The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the start of the 110th Congress.
The Democratic Party then controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault," think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
At the time:
* The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
* The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
* The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
* George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
Remember the day... January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? Right, BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
Thank Congress for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment to this CRISIS by dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fiasco's!
(BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001, because it was financially risky for the U.S. economy, but no one was listening).
And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac?
Who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie???
OBAMA and the Democratic Congress.
So when someone tries to blame Bush...
REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007....
THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"
Bush may have been in the car, but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and the steering wheel they were driving. Set the record straight on Bush!
So, as you listen to all the commercials and media from the Democrats who are now distancing themselves from their voting record and their party, remember how they didn't listen to you when you said you didn't want all the bailouts, you didn't want the health care bill, you didn't want cap and trade, you didn't want them to continue spending money we don't have.
I'm not forgetting their complicity in getting us into this mess, and I'll be marking my vote accordingly!
"It's not that liberals aren't smart, it's just that so much of what they
know isn't so" -Ronald Reagan
Friday, August 20, 2010
Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana.
As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all the other monkeys with cold water. After a while another monkey makes the attempt with same result, all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another Monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put the cold water away. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs.
To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the snot out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one.
The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.
Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked.
Most of the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs OR even why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. Finally, after replacing all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana.
Because as far as they know, that is the way it has always been done around here.
And that, my fellow monkeys, is how Congress operates - And precisely why we need to REPLACE all the original monkeys this November.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
More than 3 million manufacturing jobs have disappeared since 1998, and the Economic Policy Institute estimates 59 percent—or 1.78 million—of these jobs have been lost due to the explosion in the U.S. manufacturing trade deficit over the period.
I strongly suggest you follow the link provided and read for yourself what 'some' of the reasons are for businesses leaving America, and then ask your representative or nominee what they intend to do about it. After all, it could be your job!
Every politician under the sun has said that reducing taxes and regulations are the key to bringing jobs home to America. Yet it never happens. Why? Because tax reduction in and of itself is not the only answer. Once we reduce taxes and bring regulation in line with reality (which is crucial to success), Asia (specifically China) along with India and others will simply manipulate their currencies http://coralvillecourier.typepad.com/community/2010/06/china-manipulates-currency-us-leadership-doesnt-care.html to the point where they remain in control of world markets in regard to manufactured goods. It's going to take much more! The American people, as I’ve always said, are the most productive and resilient in the world. Unfortunately our government, made up of various political factions, chooses to pander for votes rather than support those they represent. They know all too well how those that rely on the system tend to vote the system so why not accommodate them.
For years I've been telling folks how the Chinese and others manipulate their currency in order to maintain an unfair global advantage in manufacturing. I know this because I work with it on a daily basis.
However controversial, the answer is not tax cuts alone but strategically placed floating tariffs on imported manufactured goods coming to America, then and only then will the playing field be leveled and competition fair and balanced. Once coupled with the appropriate tax cuts and common sense regulations, sanity will return to world markets and jobs back home to America.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Phoenix, AZ (AP) - Thousands of illegal immigrants are showing their outrage with Arizona's controversial new SB-1070 law by boycotting the state and moving elsewhere.
One example of those who are punishing the state by leaving is illegal immigrant Manuel Renaldo. As he loaded his stolen car with his family of twelve's belongings, Renaldo told this reporter through an interpreter, "It's a matter of principle, 'homes.' I refuse to be supported by someplace that treats me like a criminal."
The affects of the exodus are being felt by Arizona retailers who report dwindling beer, spray paint, and ammunition sales. Also hit hard are Arizona hospitals, who have reported a dramatic decline in births and emergency room visits by illegal aliens. "We're ecstatic," said one administrator for Banner Health in Phoenix. "At this rate we may see a profit one day."
The boycott/exodus of Arizona by illegals is expected to grow exponentially leading up to the law's starting date.I am Not racist,
I am Not violent,
I am just not silent anymore
Friday, July 16, 2010
United States v. Arizona — How 'Bout United States v. Rhode Island? [Andy McCarthy]
Well whaddya know? It turns out that Rhode Island has long been carrying out the procedures at issue in the Arizona immigration statute: As a matter of routine, RI state police check immigration status at traffic stops whenever there is reasonable suspicion to do so, and they report all illegals to the feds for deportation. Besides the usual profiling blather, critics have trotted out the now familiar saw that such procedures hamstring police because they make immigrants afraid to cooperate. But it turns out that it’s the Rhode Island police who insist on enforcing the law. As Cornell law prof William Jacobson details at Legal Insurrection, Colonel Brendan P. Doherty, the state police commander, “refuses to hide from the issue,” explaining, ”I would feel that I’m derelict in my duties to look the other way.”
If, as President Obama and Attorney General Holder claim, there is a federal preemption issue, why hasn’t the administration sued Rhode Island already? After all, Rhode Island is actually enforcing these procedures, while the Arizona law hasn’t even gone into effect yet.
Could it be because — as we’ve discussed here before — the Supreme Court in Muehler v. Mena has already held that police do not need any reason (not probable cause, not reasonable suspicion) to ask a person about his immigration status?
Could it be that just this past February, in Estrada v. Rhode Island, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the Rhode Island procedures, reasoning that, in Muehler v. Mena, the Supreme Court “held that a police officer does not need independent reasonable suspicion to question an individual about immigration status”?
So, we have a Justice Department that drops a case it already won against New Black Panthers who are on tape intimidating voters in blatant violation of federal law, but that sues a sovereign state for enacting a statute in support of immigration enforcement practices that have already been upheld by two of the nation’s highest courts. Perfect.
Monday, July 5, 2010
GET YOUR DAMNED FEET OFF THE DESK!
Would you walk into a museum and put your feet up on a century Old desk? What a dingbat.
Does this photo of President Obama in the Oval Office convey anything about his attitude and arrogance?
Would you speak with the Chief of Staff, your Chief Economics Adviser, your Senior Adviser, or anyone, with your feet up on the Resolute Desk - a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880?
WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A CLUELESS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF THAT DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE CORPSMAN. CAN AMERICA SURVIVE TWO MORE YEARS OF THIS LOW CLASS BUFFOON?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
June 30, 2010
The president meets with lawmakers to discuss a strategy for passing a bill this year; gaining Republican support will be a challenge. He will make his case to the public in a speech Thursday.
Obama met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the State Dining Room on Tuesday and discussed a strategy for passing a bill that had seemed dead for the year.
On Thursday morning, the president will put the issue before the American public. In a speech at American University, he plans to make the case for providing a path to legal status for the estimated 11 million people who live in the U.S. illegally while (claiming he will strengthen border enforcement.) Where have we heard that before? OBAMA LIES!
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at his daily briefing Tuesday that "this continues to be a very important national issue" requiring Republican support. To date, no Republican senators have agreed to back a comprehensive immigration bill. Nor has such a bill been introduced in the Senate. (Let's pray it stays that way.)
With conservatives energized, angry and likely to storm to the polls, Democrats fear they will lose even more seats in Congress than a president's party typically does at the halfway point in his term.
Voting on an immigration bill in a lame-duck session has some advantages in proponents' eyes. Outgoing members of Congress would have little reason to fear backing a controversial bill. And those who won might be more likely to support it, since they wouldn't have to face voters for another two years — when Obama is up for reelection and likely to draw progressives to the polls.
In addition, if Republicans make major gains in November, an immigration overhaul could be impossible in 2011 or 2012.
(IF EVER THERE WAS A REASON TO GET OUT THE VOTE, THIS IS IT!)