This is what happens when you vote in a batch of liberal progressives.Never ending Government attacks on our freedoms.

Monday, April 26, 2010


 Washington Post babbled again today about Obama "inheriting" a huge deficit from Bush.
Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense.
So let's conduct a short civics lesson.
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from CONGRESS.
And the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For FY 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.
And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and then he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, the Democratic controlled Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I "inherited" a deficit that I voted for while in Congress and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th, 2009 as President of the United States.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Where Do I Sign, Bro?

Word of the Day: Dhimmitude

Had never heard the word until now---Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting.
[ Note that Muslims and certain other religions are exempt from the Obamacare penalties and it is supported by law. ] We are surrendering from within! leading us right down the path to total control!

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States . [Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured.] Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I, Ann Barnhardt, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the Muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. "Sure, I'll be a Muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?"

Insight By
Ann Barnhard

Democrat Cortez Masto continues her stealth assault on open-meeting laws

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto marches lockstep with Harry Reid and the Socialist Dictators.

Our open-meeting laws are very clear: Government deliberations are to be open to the public, says NRS 241.010:

Why does Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto keep running legal interference for politicians who want to keep the public in the dark?

NRS 241.010:

"The Legislature finds and declares that all public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly."

Lawmakers also held — see NRS 241.020 (5) and (6) — that a necessary part of public and open deliberations is ensuring that not only members of governing boards but also interested members of the public must have access to predecisional backup materials on agenda items. The law makes exceptions for materials in only three categories: 1) those with nondisclosure agreements related to proprietary information, 2) those reflecting the closed portion of meetings or 3) those declared confidential by law.

Despite the Nevada Legislature's clearly demonstrated intent, however, the office of Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has chosen to sidestep the explicit provisions of state statutory law and instead insert blanket executive privilege into open-meeting law questions — assisting other government officials in ignoring the plain language of the open-meeting law and concealing their deliberations from the public.

The beneficiary of this latest offensive against the public's right to know was the Clark County Board of School Trustees, last year. Late in 2008 and right before a public board meeting, Superintendent Walt Rulffes sent to trustees and certain staffers a lengthy e-mail memo discussing an agenda item of great interest to the economically hard-hit Southern Nevada community — the district's looming budget review. In the document, Rulffes provided trustees with background information and tentative numbers on contemplated staff cuts, while also proposing strategies for dealing with the public. When a Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter requested the e-mail as back-up material under the open-meeting law, however, Rulffes and the district refused to release it, notwithstanding the clear requirement to do so under Nevada law (NRS 241.020 (5) and (6)).

Within four days, the R-J filed a complaint with the AG's office against the CCSD school board. Attorney General Cortez Masto and Senior Deputy AG George Taylor then took 148 days to render a decision — again running out the clock on the 60- and 120-day statutes of limitations that plaintiffs face when they contemplate filing lawsuits to enforce the open-meeting law.

Siding with the school district, the opinion deployed an argument that, if accepted as valid, would nullify central provisions of the open-meeting law. It took the very subject matter that the law was written to open up to the public and made it, by definition, something to which the public had no right.

"Superintendent Rulffes' December 9, 2008 e-mail communication to staff and the [trustees]," wrote Taylor, "is shielded by executive privilege, as it was both predecisional and deliberative."

As authority for this view, the opinion cited a "deliberative process" test that the Supreme Court had discussed in 2000 when it was interpreting the scope of a different law, the Nevada Public Records Act, in deciding the case of DR Partners vs. Board of County Commissioners of Clark County. Interestingly, even in that case the Court had nevertheless rejected the bid for secrecy of Clark County commissioners and ordered the district court to "compel the disclosure of complete unredacted records ...."

Taylor makes much of a long-existing understanding in common and statutory law that materials qualify as part of the deliberative process if they consist of opinions, recommendations or advice about agency policies and an agency decision or policy can be identified to which the documents contributed. Nevertheless, the opinion fails to address the legislature's explicit statement, in NRS 241.010, that its intent in producing the open-meeting law was to ensure that "deliberations (emphasis added) be conducted openly" by public bodies.

That this decision is unpublished and the other is the official AG interpretation speaks volumes about the AG's office under Cortez Masto and its commitment — or lack thereof — to open government and the open-meeting law. Cortez Masto has issued a blueprint to every public official in the state as to how to claim a bogus executive privilege for virtually any documents or materials

Regularly, this attorney general places the public behind the eight-ball and rides to the assistance of politicians who view taxpayers and the public as uncalled-for meddlers in the conduct of government by their betters, raising the odds significantly against open and transparent government.

Karen Gray is an education researcher at the Nevada Policy Research Institute. For more visit http://npri.org/. Karen Gray Wednesday, April 21, 2010



Usurping States Rights has become a way of life for Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats.

Tucked into the 1,336-page “Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010,” which was sent out of committee on a party-line vote in March, are provisions that would shackle Nevada and the entrepreneurs who set up corporations in the state. A small section of the bill with the stated aim of “strengthening corporate governance” would put states like Nevada at a competitive disadvantage by federalizing state rules for incorporation.

For about 150 years, States have made laws governing a corporation’s structure and have competed on the efficiency of their incorporation processes. In the early 20th century, New Jersey led the pack. Then Delaware got the lead and remained the top incorporation state.

Starting in the ’90s, Nevada began positioning itself as the “Delaware of the West.” It is now second only to Delaware in the incorporation fees it receives. Those fees have recently totaled $83 million a year.

The businesses that incorporate in Nevada range from tiny firms to publicly held companies that trade on stock exchanges and the Nasdaq Stock Market. On WhyNevada.com, the Web site created by Democratic Secretary of State Ross Miller, the state government advertises the advantages of incorporating here, including the fact that “Nevada grants directors more flexibility.”

But the Dodd bill would take much of this flexibility from states like Nevada and those public firms that incorporate there. Section 971 of the bill mandates that a public company’s directors be elected by a majority of shareholders, rather than the plurality standard that Nevada and Delaware have.

And Section 972 pushes through a scheme called “proxy access,” in which public companies would be forced to subsidize the campaigns of alternate corporate directors nominated by a little as 1 percent of the firm’s shareholders. Firms would be required to put the names of these director nominees on the official proxy ballots they mail out to shareholders.

If this federal takeover of corporate law goes into effect, there will be fewer reasons for out-of-state firms to incorporate in Nevada. Why should they, when they would still have live with the federal government’s new rigid rules regarding director elections?

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tea Party Convention Will Make A Million!

The man who said he wants to "make a million dollars" from the Tea Party is back and planning to strike it rich in Las Vegas.

We shouldn't be surprised Judson Phillips hopes to strike it rich in the land the high rollers. He is betting it all on a sure thing. Like they say, if he holds it, they will come. Maybe not the locals, but people from around the country who do not know any better. The Tea Party Groups have been very effective in changing the political landscape in Southern Nevada and are very popular in Las Vegas. Well over 10,000 Tea Party faithfuls turned-out to see Sarah Palin not long ago and drove over 50 miles to Searchlight for the pleasure.

Like bees to honey, this activity has also gained the attention of the grafters and carpetbaggers hoping to make a fast buck. Judson Phillips, the wanna B "King of the Tea Party" is back at it again. And this time, he has added his buddy, radio talk show Mark Skoda as his heavy hitter. Will Skoda's non profit status now be called into question? You bet it will. He has already announced the formation of a new PAC. Let the money roll in!

No Limits

"We will do that in a systematic way, with transparency that is obviously lacking in too much of the political process today," Skoda said. (Ya right. Where have we heard that before)

But a more complete description of the fundraising rules for a 501(c)(4) like the Ensuring Liberty Corp. would go like this: It can raise as much as it can get — no limits — from wealthy donors and from corporations. And there's no disclosure. No possible backlash against the Ensuring Liberty Corp. for taking the money, or against a corporate donor for giving it. How convenient.

Graft is defined as the dishonest use of office or position to get money. Judson Phillips could be the poster child for this activity. He wants $400 a head to attend his latest FOR PROFIT venture in Las Vegas. Add to that the cost of lodging and meals and you easily have a $1000 price tag. Do you think you will get your moneys worth while making Judson a millionaire? Wouldn't that money be better spent supporting your own candidates and local party? Ask yourself what your $400 is really going for.

Here is what a Convention should cost:
Date: May 1st
Location: Reno Sparks Convention Center
Education seminars 8:00-12:00
Candidate Forum: 1:00-5:00
Cost: $10 for Forum, $20 for Forum and educational seminars.
Visit www.ProjectAmericans for sign-up information

This is a perfect example of what you should be paying to attend a day long grassroots educational event, leaving you, oh about $900 for a cause or candidate you really believe in.

Dare ask where your money is going and you get dropped from Judson's TPN group faster than a hot potato. He changed his Non-Profit group to a For Profit Corporation in the dead of night, without telling his membership, just before the Nashville fiasco. Are these people mad as Hell? You bet they are and with good reason. They were taken to the cleaners like a dirty pair of coveralls by a man claiming to be a patriot. In fact, he was lining his own pockets like a revival preacher selling snake oil, paying his legal bills and personal debts with Mom and Pop donations. To me, this is just as dishonorable, if not just as criminal as someone claiming to be a war hero, who actually sat out the action in a nice safe place and got a Purple Heart for a hangnail. Some patriot.

Mr. Phillips has kept a pretty low profile since being exposed and causing the near disaster in Nashville, TN with his first convention. He was saved due to the fact that he had Sarah Palin under contract and she could not pull out. The GOP had no choice but to step in and save the affair. Mark Skoda now does Judson's bidding and they are as close as two peas in a pod. I don't know exactly what Mark hopes to get out of this partnership with Phillips, but Mr. Skoda can be sure that people will be watching him now with renewed interest. His claim that he is going to unite all the major Tea Party Groups under his benevolent rule is right out of the Philips "Get Rich Quick" play book. More on this new consolidation of power and money, "Federation of Tea Party Groups" later.

Behind the scenes, the lawsuits demanding accountability from Judson slowly wind their way through the legal system. This is a system the failed and bankrupted D.U.I. lawyer knows well. Ask the people who know him in his home State of TN, but be prepared for words you won't hear in church. Taking a clue from the ACORN disaster, in his place, his partners in crime have formed a new political action committee in an attempt to distance themselves from the name of Phillips, but don't let that fool you. Judson and his wife still hold the purse strings. Money and power are more addictive than crack cocaine.

Who is this man that the TEA Party Express allowed to speak at the tail end their stop in Nashville? Why was the event so poorly attended? I suspect it was not the date or the weather that kept people away, it was the name of Judson Philips. Over half of the only 600 attendees left the event before Judson spoke. Nobody wanted to hear him. This in his own backyard, hometown and home State. Why the Tea Party Express would want to be associated with this man and his moneymaker convention is beyond me. They could hold their own convention and not risk having the slime rub off on them, damaging their credibility. For the most part, the management of the Tea Party Express are good people doing a service for the Tea Party movement. Phillips brings nothing to the table but problems they need no part of. He can however damage the credibility of the entire movement.

Philips may claim to be the important leader of the Tea Party Nation, a group boasting 10,000 members, but a closer look reveals a fractured group with only half that number still active and maybe 10% of them still willing to contribute any time or money. Whoopee zip! This sounds more like a local social club than a "National Group." All the evidence anyone needs can be found by a simple Google search. (a few links provided)

I do not know of even ONE local Las Vegas Patriotic group that supports the man or his "Convention." Even searching the known groups in the State of Nevada, I have yet to come up with one. You would think that someone would sell-out for the opportunity to have their 15 min. of fame on stage with Judson or Mike, but I can't find one. Take from this what you will, but the Grassroots Patriot Groups of Nevada are not stupid gullible people interested in fame or fortune and they are not buying what this Snake Oil Salesman is selling.









Saturday, April 10, 2010

Is there anything worth dying for?

Does Sen. Harry Reid have a more accurate understanding of the tea-party movement than RNC Chairman Michael Steele?

Commenting on the little tsunami of tea partiers who flooded his hometown of Searchlight, Nev., ("to demand an end to the Senate majority leader's term") he reportedly said "he was confused about what tea partiers mean when they cite the Constitution and call for liberty, freedom and limited federal government.

'The people who are really upset don't really know why they're upset. … What do they mean?'" The only aspect of the tea-party movement Reid professes to understand is the "anger at government and Washington during a recession."

This means, of course, that Mr. Majority Leader Reid has something in common with the RINOs of the GOP, including RNC leader Michael Steele.

My experience at the tea-party gatherings and with the tea-party organizers convinces me that these matters are of deep concern to participants in the movement. They seem to have little trust for the Democrats' government Santa Claus or the Republicans' green-eyeshade efficiency experts.

They've noticed that either way, when the dust settles a favored few are left with virtually unchecked power over all the rest. One is like a resident plantation owner who promises the slaves food, shelter, health care and no sermons about what they do when they're not working. He runs the place with an iron fist and at first seems to deliver. But his lack of business sense runs through cash and credit, leaving nothing but empty professions of good will.

On the other hand, there is the plantation manager who works for unseen investors. He promises the same goods, and the same lack of sermonizing, and seems likely to keep the plantation going for a while longer. But he, too, runs the place with an iron hand, at the beck and call of his unseen manipulators. Either way, the slaves are still slaves, though arguably working for a better master.

Because of their concern with liberty and the constitutional form of government, tea-party participants don't seem to think either of these alternatives has, or should have, much to do with the American way of life. To paraphrase Frederick Douglass, their goal isn't to work for a good master rather than a bad one.

Obama is destroying this political good. The RINO Republicans refuse to care for or defend it.

But like the generations of Americans who came before them, tea-party patriots know its worth, and many will die fighting, if they must, before they'll let it go.

I know. John Lennon dreamt of a world where there's nothing to live or die for. Obama faction Democrats and phony "conservative" RINOs may go all syrupy inside when they recall his self-obsessed and nihilistic paean.

But tea-party people stand tall inside when they hear the echo from the Reagan years.

I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land. God Bless the USA.

Tea-party people are putting their legs and arms, their heart and courage to the words. They are writing the tune that heralds the day of Obama’s departure. Are there still people in the GOP who hear it as well?

Will they stand up in time to reassure us that when Obama's anti-American socialists are tossed out, real, proud, God Bless Americans will replace them?

If not, I don't think the tea-party people will let it be.