Monday, September 07, 2009

Why Is Capitalism So Unpopular?

"The academics envision a grand world, where Great Men fight Great Wars, periodically inventing Great Things or developing Great Ideas. Instead, the market provides us with incremental processes, which expend enormous piles of resources, in a quest to make better Triscuits. It is hardly the stuff of high drama, to say nothing of Great History."
 
Here is the link to the entire article by Art Carden, who is an assistant professor of economics and business at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and an adjunct fellow with the Oakland, California–based Independent Institute. He was a summer research fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in 2003 and a visiting research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in June, 2008.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Republican Voters Say GOP Reps in Congress Still Out of Touch

Rasmussen poll: "Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republican voters say their party's representatives in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters nationwide over the past several years." (Sept. 1, 2009)
 

Saturday, August 29, 2009

REVOLUTION BREWING - August 28 Sacramento Tea Party

Here it comes big government and statists. The power will shift back from the corrupt institutions to the people. Give up your struggle to dominate and control "We the People."

Friday, August 28, 2009

"Stand Up" Tea Party Song

 
By Bruce Bellott, who has been chosen to sing this song at 9-12 Tea Party Rally in DC.
 
Last line, "... help us throw all the bums out"

Friday, August 21, 2009

Interesting ... a Car Lotto

Here's how the National Car-Lotto works: $1 tickets are sold nationwide every week. We take the average price of every model sold by GM, Ford, and Chrysler-say that is $25,000, with taxes, tag, dealer fees and extended warranties included. For every 25,000 tickets sold, one lucky winner gets the American-made car of his or her choice with all the additional fees covered and no tax liability until they sell or trade their win. 

With an advertising blitz on radio, TV, newspapers and the web, our big three could raffle off thousands of cars every week-30,000 cars is a reasonable goal, each one paid in full upfront with the lotto money. 

Everybody wins! Consumers get the car of their choice-a youngster in school might want a Ford Focus, someone else a Chrysler Sebring convertible, a family of five, a GM Hybrid Yukon. Regardless, each car comes fully loaded! The American public-not the White House-decides which manufacturers survive and thrive.
 
 

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Tea Party Brooks Bros. Brigade (Photo)

The uber-leftists are labeling the average American Tea Party citizens who show up at August Congressional "Town Hell" meetings as the Brooks Bros. Brigade.

Here is photographic proof that these citizens who are opposed to government takeover of health care do not regularly shop at Brooks Bros.


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Common sense health care solutions from Pawlenty

Full transcript from Fox News, July 28, 2008.

Greta Van Susteren interviewing Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN)

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, so you tell Congress, you know, Dump this one. What's your suggestion? What would you like to see happen, Governor?

PAWLENTY: Greta, there's a number of common sense things that we could do on a bipartisan basis to move this country forward on much-needed health care reform. They include these things. First of all, let's get rid of junk lawsuits and make sure we have medical malpractice reform. That will save some money.

Number two, let's ban or prohibit people from ruling out people from being insured because of preexisting conditions. Let's make sure we have insurance that's portable, that you can take it from job to job or circumstance to circumstance. Let's incentivize e-prescribing and e- medical records to create efficiency. Let's create pay-for-performance, rather than pay for volumes of procedure. If you pay for volumes of procedure, you're going to get more procedures.

Let's fix our tax code so that if you buy insurance individually, you're not at a disadvantage compared to people who buy it through their employment circumstance. Let's allow people to buy insurance across state lines or form risk pools across state lines, and much more.

But everybody should at least be able to agree on those things, and they would save a lot of money. That would be real reform.

Libery Spuds says, "When leftists say the right does not offer any plans or solutions ... well, you've now been informed."

Why the left is going bonkers this August

This short article reveals why the leftists are rapidly losing the government takeover of health care debate.
 
 
The strategic work-around against the Alinsky-type community organizer tactic is not to have a "leader" to vilify, then isolate.  (See Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh for example.)
 
In an earlier post, back in March, I expounded upon this natural occurring tactic.
 

Another Congressman gets the "Silent No More" treatment from voters

In this video, U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) holds a townhall meeting in Setauket, NY. Tea Party protesters sternly address their congressman and his support for massive gov't expansion. As you watch this short video, U.S. Senator Dirk Durbin's shameful Alinsky-type quote that these protesters are "hired by big insurance" is debunked.

I am getting reports that during this August recess some congresscritters are not holding ANY open meetings during the break. More on that later ...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Actually, the GDP is plunging. (Statist media alert!)


This graph tell the story of Gross Domestic Product in constant dollars in its Year-over-Year change.

Those in the statist media and government are trying to tell you the recession is over. Bull-oney!

This chart comes from Market Ticker. Suggest you follow his site.


Photo: Care for Clunkers


Oops! Confused Obamacare with Cash for Clunkers

I confused Obamacare for Cash for Clunkers and traded in my Grandmother for $4500!! At least she will receive the appropriate "end of health care" government counseling. Go-Granny-Go!

Gov't stalls "Cash for Clunkers," Video explains why

The fed/gov suspends the very popular "Cash for Clunkers" program. This short news clip video does a good job of explaining why the gov't program is failing.

This fed/gov program is the ominous harbinger of bureaucratic confusion that will accompany your health care, should the government take it over.

The government is very familiar with getting ripped off. They install complex rules and forms, etc. to try and block the fraud. In short ask yourself: "Who gets ripped off more ... government or insurance companies?"


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Private Citizen Ronald Reagan on Gov't Takeover of Health Care (1961)

When Ronald Reagan recorded this Coffee Cup Campaign speech in 1961, he was a private citizen; just like Sarah Palin!

Reagan explains the loss-of-liberty consequences should government takeover our health care. History is repeating itself ... again.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Prof. Gates: Ungrateful clod

Hot-headed Harvard elitist Henry Louis Gates Jr. demonstrated that he doesn't have the temperament to appreciate what happened the night he was arrested.
 
The fact is an officer responded to a call that a house might be in the process of being looted.
 
It takes a lot of training to know how walk into such a situation and still be able to go home after one's police shift and see your wife and kids.  This happens everyday across the land.
 
But the bone-headed professor who has spent his life studying "race," missed and rejected a perfect opportunity.
 
Why didn't the "good" professor simply THANK the officer for responding to the call and for protecting his property?
 
Given the professor's actions, he should never complain about slow and delayed police responses in other areas of the country.
 
Apologize NOW Mr. Harvard elitist, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
 
Finally, comedian Chris Rock produced a hilarious video titled: "How not to get your ass kicked by the police!"
 
In that video, Rock advises one to, "be polite," something Gates refused to do.

Health Rations and YOU!

Confused about why health rations are the rational choice? We at the Health Administration Bureau have created a nifty video that will address all of your concerns!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"I Need a Bailout" Song/Video

Here is a quick video song for your pleasure:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A man is a boy, is a dog, is a bug

"A man is a boy, is a dog, is a bug," or some such famous nonsense was said by a ding-a-ling enviro mental-case activist.

Another Margaret Sanger type "nature above man" eugenicist was asked if a grizzly attacked his son, would he shoot the grizzly? He replied that it is more important that the bear live. <Thanks, Dad! Does your coffee taste bitter?>

A recent bear mauling in E. Idaho just across the border from Yellowstone Park has generated numerous "man is the problem" news and blogger reports.

Here are a couple samples:

Bear Found, and it's OK

Grizzly that Attacked Hound Hunter Found Alive and Well with Her 3 Cubs

And, to round off my point, in one of the same blogs right below the "bear better than man" post comes:

Enviros back (pro-abort) Sotomayor for Supreme Court

Why is it that few if any of these earth worshippers don't volunteer to purge themselves to protect the planet; or reject the man-made, earth-scaring, pollution generating mining of metals that are used in the production of modern day dentistry tools?

Talk to the hand ...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Did Aliens breed leftist politicians in 1947?

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell , New Mexico .

This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and organizations.

However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following people were born: Albert A. Gore, Jr., Hillary Rodham, John F. Kerry, William J. Clinton, Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Charles E. Schumer and Barbara Boxer.

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses?

I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It did for me.

No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens!

Now You Know!

Hat Tip:  Bits & Pieces

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Love this Doctor (Real Health Care Reform)

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! ..... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans ! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember: 'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'

AND..... For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

CONCLUSION

Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Gov't program Hope for Homeowners: FAIL

Another example of socialistic (read: statist) programs that sound grrrreat, but as usual, FAIL:
 
Nor are the "programs" trotted out by Obama (and his predecessor, to be fair) doing anything.  We recently learned that "Hope for Homeowners" made a grand total of..... wait for it..... 51 loans.

FIFTY ONE?  No, that is not a misprint:

Senior federal housing officials say that of 51 loans made under the program, 50 were made by Melville, N.Y.-based Lend America, and those 50 loans are being held up pending ongoing federal investigations. The officials, who insisted on anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter, declined to offer specifics except to say anything from inadequate documentation to unethical practices could be the focus of the queries.

Remember, "Hope for Homeowners" was supposed to help four hundred thousand people stay in their homes.

The net closed loan count is fifty one over a period of six months.

Oh, and the reason for that article?  The company responsible for 50 of the 51 loans is under investigation by The Department of Justice!
 
Hat Tip:  Market Ticker

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Proper Care and Feeding of your Local RINO's

An estimated 3,000 people at the Greenville SC Tea Party booed and heckled Cong. Rep. Gresham Barrett (RINO-SC), who supported both the trillion-dollar TARP and now supports the trillion-dollar porkulus package, according to the Palmetto Scoop.

The crowd blew air horns and shouted "Go Home" as he tried to speak.

Do you think RINO's are getting the message yet?





Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

Thursday, April 02, 2009

How Smart is Your Right Foot?

HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?

It takes 2 seconds. I could not believe this!!!

It (supposedly) is from an orthopedic surgeon.
 
This may not boggle your mind but you will keep you trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart
your foot, but, you can't. 
 
It's pre-programmed (obviously a medical term) in your brain!

1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY), and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand. 
 
3. Your foot will change direction.

Sterile man hires neighbor

Story line:  Sterile man and lovely wife want baby.  Sterile man hires neighbor to impregnate lovely wife.
 
Neighbor is married with two kids.  Looks somewhat like sterile man.
 
72 attempts later ... no luck!
 
Neighbor is tested ... he's sterile, too!?!
 
Neighbor's wife confesses that the kids are not his.
 
Egad! You can't make this stuff up.
 

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

BREAKING -- Liberal/Progressives to hold Tea Party (Video)

The ruling liberal/progressives are now holding their own National Tea Parties to counter the grassroots efforts. It is the government-loving statists against the rest of us. (See video)

This is a good link to find information about one of the grassroots Tea Party in your area: http://www.dontgomovement.com/

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The world's most beautiful female politicians revealed

Once you get past fourth place ... well, you be the judge.
 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mark Levin Defines Statism in new book "Liberty & Tyranny"

Author and radio personality Mark Levin (a.k.a. The Great One) appeared on the Sean Hannity Show promoting his new book titled: "Liberty & Tyranny."


The show aired March 23, 2009. The video is posted in two parts.

Your vocabulary will be greatly enhanced when you understand the definitions and meaning of statism and statists. Also, your perspective of the relationship of government to our fellow citizens will be very clear, and unsettling.


Levin knows the importance, too. He pounds on statism to help others get its meaning.


PART 1 of 2



Part 2 of 2


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Orlando, FL Teaparty Sat. 3-21-09 (Photo)

You can't tell how many people are protesting, but this photo gives you an idea.

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

Here is the link for a larger view: http://twitpic.com/2bdk4

You bes' be listenin' to yo Mises

Nobel Laureate Ludwig Von Mises, an Austrian School economist, also foresaw all of what we face because he too lived through the Great Depression as well as the rise of Hitler after the Wiemar Republic.
 
What governments did to create and prolong those fragile economies mirrors what Obama and Bernanke are doing now.
 
Here is what Mises said about credit expansion:

"There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.

"The credit expansion boom is built on the sands of banknotes and deposits. It must collapse.

"The boom is called good business, prosperity, and upswing. Its unavoidable aftermath, the readjustment of conditions to the real data of the market, is called crisis, slump, bad business, depression.

"The boom squanders through malinvestment scarce factors of production and reduces the stock available through over-consumption; its alleged blessings are paid for by impoverishment.

"The boom produces impoverishment. But still more disastrous are its moral ravages. It makes people despondent and dispirited. The more optimistic they were under the illusory prosperity of the boom, the greater is their despair and their feeling of frustration. The individual is always ready to ascribe his good luck to his own efficiency and to take it as a well-deserved reward for his talent, application, and probity. But reverses of fortune he always charges to other people, and most of all to the absurdity of social and political institutions. He does not blame the authorities for having fostered the boom. He reviles them for the inevitable collapse. In the opinion of the public, more inflation and more credit expansion are the only remedy against the evils which inflation and credit expansion have brought about."

Click here to watch the video titled:  "The TARP Song, They're giving money away for free!"

Friday, March 20, 2009

TOTUS has new seal and poster

The Teleprompter of the United States unveiled its new official TOTUS seal and accompanying poster.
 
While not totally original, the icons are spot-on for their communicative value.
 
In the new era of prohibition of using the term "terrorist" to "man-made disaster," using safer icons was preferred.

Phun w/ Photoshop -- TOTUS

The TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) dances with Obama.

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

Link: http://twitpic.com/29mib

What a Trillion dollars looks like in $100 bills

Here is a well-illustrated graphic of what a TRILLION DOLLARS would look like if stacked using $100 bills.

Link: http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html

Now we're talking, baby!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Obama on Leno: Bowling skills like Special Olympics

Without his trusty Teleprompter of the United States (TOTUS) Obama relates his bowling skills to the Special Olympics.
 
 
And, Keith Olberhole of MSN-BS, asks "What are WE going to do ... er what is HE going to to about it?"
 
Already the lefty blogs are screeeeeming at Olberhole for mentioning it on the air, because there was still time to edit out Obama's demeaning remark before broadcast.

TOTUS = Teleprompter of the United States now has a blog

 
Now we are to refer to it as: Teleprompter of the United States (TOTUS)
 
TOTUS is also on twitter: http://twitter.com/BOTeleprompter

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hunters Rescue Stranded Elk (Video)

Hunters in Wyoming rescue a cow elk stranded in a icy hole in a stream. After she nearly tramples the hunters, she confounds them with her actions that follow.

Link to full story: http://www.rmef.org/NewsandMedia/Videos/ElkRescue.htm


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

AIG Financial Products exec wears Communist Che T-shirt (Photo)

Here is a photo of Joseph Cassano the former head of AIG Financial Products.  This is the division of AIG that blew up the financial markets that lead to massive bailouts because AIG was "too big to fail."
 
Now this photo surfaces showing the hipster sporting a blue blazer over a t-shirt of the murderous, commie Che Guevara.
 
Here is the link to the article and photo: http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/03/che.php
 
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Monday, March 16, 2009

Court Upholds EPA Crackdown on Agriculture

The U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington ruled that the Clean Air Act authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate agriculture in the United States. The case stemmed from the American Farm Bureau Federation's appeal of a 2006 EPA effort to hold farms to the same standards as cities with regard to particulate air pollution.
EPA spokeswoman Virginia Landers lauded the court for rejecting the argument that farming naturally entails stirring up dust. "When you get right down to it, the whole agricultural process of turning over the soil to plant crops is unnatural," Landers observed. "No plant sows its own seeds in such a destructive and unhealthy manner."

Landers said the contention that EPA rules banning the emission of dust would be economically devastating to the industry is irrelevant. "Our mandate is to safeguard the environment," Landers pointed out. "'Raping the land' is not a protected activity under the Clean Air Act. Those who cannot conduct their business in an environmentally approved manner should look for other work. If this means that farmland reverts to its natural state, so much the better for the planet."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rand nails the depression

Ayn Rand quote: "A free economy will not break down. All depressions are caused by government interference and the cure that is always offered . . . is more of the same poisons that caused the disasters."

Excellent Tea Party Video -- Power to the People

This is a high quality video production on the recent Tea Party Protests held in over 50 cities against the liberal's Porkulus spending bill.




The creator of this video, Paul Williams requests:

Download a copy of this video at http://tinyurl.com/bgp2q2 and then forward, repost and embed this video everywhere!March 2009 - In these economic/political times more and more Americans are getting mad as hell and are refusing to take it anymore.

It's time to get involved:

http://www.taxdayteaparty.com/
http://tinyurl.com/6y9efg
http://tinyurl.com/c6w3nghttp://www.tcotreport.com/
http://newamericanteaparty.com/
http://www.reteaparty.com/
http://michellemalkin.com/category/te...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Test for Dementia

Test consists of four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately.
 
Click here for test: http://tinyurl.com/amtdrd

Do you know what the penalty is for dealing ... err ... soap?

Hat Tip: Disloyal Opposition

A while back, I wrote about a Minnesota man who spent two months in prison until laboratory tests revealed that the white powder in his deodorant container was actually deodorant -- not the cocaine indicated by an initial field test.

As disturbing as that case was, it was far from the full story. In fact, a new report (PDF) funded by the Marijuana Policy Project reveals that commonly used field drug test kits are unreliable, often returning false positive results that put the freedom and reputations of innocent people in jeopardy.

Read more ...

Good News: Republicans are Leaderless!

“Liberals want to change the world. Conservatives want to be left alone. Guess who’ll win?” – Billboard in Caldwell, ID.

There is much talk at this time about the Republican Party being “leaderless”. The Obamabots tried to position the Golden Microphone, Rush Limbaugh, as leader of the GOP.

Many elected GOP’ers are trying, to varying degrees, to become leader(s). Some embrace Limbaugh’s call for socialist-leaning Obama to fail; others middle-of-the-road it; others reject his call.

Limbaugh rightly doesn’t care what positions the politicians take. Nobel Laureate James Buchanan aptly developed the “Public Choice Theory” basically showing politicians act according to their own self-interest (read, preservation) while the ethereal “national or public interest” takes a back seat. Actually, there is no such thing as the public interest or the greater good. Only individual interests or goods are real.

Conservatives are terrible joiners. They tend to be self actualized, not needing to identify with groups. Liberals love community.

Republicans are in the party mostly for ego enhancement and power. Conservatives vote and work for Republicans to hopefully promote their personal values. Most of the time, conservatives are very disappointed at Republican results. The three George Bush’s terms are perfect examples.

Republicans don’t often win elections without energizing conservatives. Many Republicans don’t want conservative leaders or candidates.

Thus, Republicans are now leaderless, which is good, and which will win elections.

Here is why. The old organization model of elected Republican leaders deciding matters from the top-down is thankfully gone; destroyed by the 2006 and 2008 elections.

Emerging is a conservative catallaxy, “[out of chaos] an order without planned ends, characterized by the ‘spontaneous order’ which emerges when individuals pursue their own ends within a framework set by laws and tradition,” as per Nobel Laureate Friedrich A. Hayek. I might add “and technology,” too.

For example, the individuals who started Top Conservatives On Twitter (#tcot) were among many who called for and offered a clearinghouse for the recent Tea Party protests that occurred in over 50 cities, only six days after the now famous “Rant Heard ‘Round the World” by MSNBC’s financial commentator Rick Santelli. One protester, noting her amazement at the 1400+ turnout, said that conservatives rarely participate in events such as these.

Pretty good! The Tea Party Protests were but the beta test for said conservative catallaxy. This wasn’t a Republican National Committee (RNC) designed program. Only a few elected Republicans pitched in to help and they are generally grassroots-styled conservatives who happened to get elected by surviving the GOP “leadership” gauntlet of candidate selection.

The next beta test for #tcot, et. al. will be the upcoming April 15th Tea Party Protest. Will individuals again pursue their own ends spontaneously?

I was unable to attend a Tea Party Protest but I did participate. I spontaneously stapled a NOBAMA tag on a tea bag, placed it in a toilet, took a picture and uploaded the photo for other twitter’ers to use. This was my individual contribution to the protest. Again, I did this with no leadership from the Republicans.

Now, multiply my miniscule spontaneous effort by millions and millions. This is the free-market at work in the marketplace of ideas. Good ideas will be shared (an order without planned ends) then “purchased” by millions and millions using such miniscule efforts as currency.

“The average man is both better informed and less corruptible when buying in the marketplace than when voting in political elections,” said another Nobel Laureate Ludwig Von Mises. Need I mention ACORN?

To his credit, newly minted RNC chairman Michael Steele appears to be dusting out the old top-down model of power seeking.

If he focuses on what the RNC can do to contribute to the millions and millions of energetic individuals who are pursuing their own ends, instead of trying to attract millions and millions to join the RNC to further its ends; Steele may find a fountain of eager supporters helping him.

After all, this is the timeless struggle of the individual vs. the collective. Consider the RNC actually siding and demonstrating in its actions that it favors the individual. The liberals love community and obviously community organizers.

Let’s test it again in the marketplace of ideas. Let’s see who purchases the collective. Have faith in the marketplace, not in politics and especially not in political leaders.

The old RNC paradigm was the Republican collective vs. the Democrat collective. Shift it to the individual who happens to vote Republican.

The liberals will be totally exposed and who is going to buy that? ... Rick Santelli, or now, big-time Democrat supporter “Mad Money” Jim Cramer? Remember the protester with the sign reading: “Your mortgage is not my problem.” It encapsulates the individual vs. the collective. Guess who’ll win?

Laird Maxwell is President of the soon-to-be launched University of Conservatives. www.uofcsv.com.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Judicial Watch Uncovers Documents Detailing Pelosi's Repeated Requests for Military Travel

[Clip]:

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Department of Defense (DOD) detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's multiple requests for military air travel. The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), include internal DOD email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi's numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker's last minute cancellations and changes. The following are a few highlights from the documents, which are linked in full below:

Click here to read the full news release ...

Liberty Spuds comment ... Pelosi = Elite/Snob Diva

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Make Mine Freedom over Statism (Video)

Make Mine Freedom: A new release from the Moving Picture Institute: A 1948 cartoon extolling the virtues of freedom and capitalism over statism.


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Fun w/ Photoshop: Obambachev

It's worse than a little gray hair.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Conservative-Republican Marriage

Political movements think in terms of issues and philosophy.  Thus conservatives judge partisan allies by how faithful they have been to conservative ideas such as limited, constitutional government.

Political parties, on the other hand, think in terms of partisan loyalty. Republicans are no different from the Democrats in this regard.  Republicans judge their political allies by whether they vote for "us" or "them" (the Democrats).

The difference between conservatives and partisan Republicans in priorities and goals must inevitably lead to conflict.  It's like a marriage in which a man and woman disagree about fundamental values and about critical questions such as whether to have children. The differences go to the heart of the concept of marriage.

In the union between the conservative movement and the Republican Party, the movement has fulfilled its obligations faithfully.  The Republican Party has been caught stumbling home after midnight, smelling of booze and cheap perfume.

As long as we serve as its enabler, the Republican Party will never change.  They'll keep promising not do it again, and we'll keep forgiving them. 

It's time to say: NO MORE!
 
Written by Richard Viguerie on March 03, 2009, 12:21 PM

Monday, March 02, 2009

Global Warming dingbats protest today in DC's freezing snow (Photo)

Well, well ... the dingy "poached-earthers" hold their long-planned protest march in the frozen snow today in Washington DC.
It is odd, that many times such events are planned, the weather turns freezing.
 
Here is a picture of the event. http://twitpic.com/1sxal
 
P.S.  Use the photo as a "fact check" when the ultra-left media tells you how many people attended this "scorching" event.

Excellent article "Sen. Cornyn Wrong: 'RINO's' are not the answer."

Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/cfu8na to Pau Ibrahim's well-written article.
 
Excerpts:

It is non-conservative Republicans who have gotten the party to where it is today. It is the massive spending and government enlargement that have forced a significant part of the base to abandon the GOP. It is the pork projects and the related corruption of "moderates" that have dragged down the Republican brand. The people who have decidedly not been the downfall of the Republican Party are its conservatives. (...)

In 2006, the same NRSC now headed by Cornyn went all out for then-Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee, who faced a serious primary challenge from conservative Steve Laffey. The NRSC spent $1.2 million on behalf of Chafee, the Republican National Committee unleashed the 72-hour get-out-the-vote drive usually reserved for general elections, and even Laura Bush campaigned for the same senator who refused to vote for her husband only two years prior.

With this help, Chafee managed to win the primary, but lost the general election by more than 7 percent of the vote. Soon thereafter, he left the Republican Party and endorsed Barack Obama for President. (...)

 

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Phyllis Schafly, 85, falls breaks hip in CA. Eagle Forum.

Read more here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2194795/posts

Futureman travels back to the 1960's

Futureman travels back to the early 1960's and let's them know about 2009!

Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the market crash, responds to POTUS

Peter Schiff responds to Obama's non-State of the Union Speech. Schiff is a well-known economist/investor who predicted almost to the day, the Sept. 2008 market crash.

Schiff has been featured on most financial TV shows.

He notes that Obamanomics shows a "total lack of understanding of basic economics."

I have to ask if this Obama/ultra-liberal strategy is designed in its means to purposely wreck the economy for the ends of commanding the economic heights of the American economy.

The Obama people are very smart. If the desired result is to strengthen the economy, the Obamanomics strategy would never, ever have been considered, let alone enacted into law.

Certainly, there are "statist" businessmen (Wall Street/Auto execs./Union bosses, etc.) who favor saving their gravy with bailouts, but at what cost to the American economy?

The union line used to be, "how can the worker building the product afford to by it if he doesn't get a decent wage?" Fair enough, but I ask, "how can worker have a job when the market has been destroyed by government and their statists cronies driving us into an unpayable long-term debt for short-term gains?"

I encourage you to watch Peter Schiff's analysis and track him.

I will post more of his offerings so you can check back here to keep up-to-date.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Play 0bama Bingo tonight!

Click the link, http://twurl.nl/mlle80 then print your 0bama Bingo card for tonight's big government speech.
 
When he say one of the phrases on your card, mark it.  Enough marks make BINGO!
 
Maybe you will win some big Porkulus or TARP $$$.

The current credit crisis visualized (Parts 1 & 2)

This video gives one a clear understanding of the current credit crisis. (Part 1)



(Part 2)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Just another funny photo

 

Porkulus bill measured in weight of $1 bills

Every dollar bill (and every other US bill) weighs about one gram or 0.03527 of an ounce.

Porkulus has $787 billion dollar bills which weighs 27,760,608,015 ounces.

16 oz. to the pound means Porkulus weighs 1,735,083,001 lbs.

1 ton equals 2000 lbs, and Porkulus weights 867,519 tons.

The maximum take-off weight of 0bama's Air Force One is 833,000 lbs. which means Porkulus weighs 2083 times greater than fully loaded Air Force One.

The American Consumer has it right -- Savings not Spending (Video)



"The Worst is yet to come"

There's no question the American consumer is hurting in the face of a burst housing bubble, financial market meltdown and rising unemployment.
But "the worst is yet to come," according to Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates, who believes American's standard of living is undergoing a "permanent change" - and not for the better as a result of:

An $8 trillion negative wealth effect from declining home values.
A $10 trillion negative wealth effect from weakened capital markets.
A $14 trillion consumer debt load amid "exploding unemployment", leading to "exploding bankruptcies."

"The average American used to be able to borrow to buy a home, send their kids to a good school [and] buy a car," Davidowitz says. "A lot of that is gone."

Going forward, the veteran retail industry consultant foresees higher savings rate and people trading down in both the goods and services they buy - as well as their aspirations.

The end of rampant consumerism is ultimately a good thing, he says, but the unraveling of an economy built on debt-fueled spending will be painful for years to come.

Pix of anti-Porkulus rally in Denver

Here is a link to some excellent photos of the rally in Denver where 0bama signed Porkulus.
 
 
Of course, the drive-by media didn't report ... no suprise.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sexy? The Guinness record for longest EAR HAIR

Click here for photos of world's longest ear hair: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1147686/Pictured-The-man-worlds-longest-ear-hair.html?ITO=1490

Does God work this way?

This made me laugh:  "A little boy prayed for a bike. Then he realized God doesn't work that way so he stole a bike and asked for forgiveness."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Obama is both state and religion combined

Obama books displayed under "Religion" at Texas bookstore
 
 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

No earmarks in Porkulus, eh?

"Dingy" Harry Reid is telling his constituents that he has secured Porkulus money for a LA-2-LasVegas high-speed gambling train.
 
In 1997, Amtrak had a similar route.  It failed
 
A private company is currently building such a route using private money.
 
Reid will kill off this private effort.  I believe this shows that he's a dirty player.
 
This information comes from the Senate Conservative Fund which is chaired by US Senator Jim DeMint.
 
 

Just two days after President Obama told the American people the economic stimulus bill will have "no earmarks", the Associated Press reports that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is telling his constituents in Nevada that he has personally worked out a deal as part of the House-Senate conference committee to get them money for a high-speed gambling train.

In late-stage talks, Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pressed for $8 billion to construct high-speed rail lines, quadrupling the amount in the bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday. Reid's office issued a statement noting that a proposed Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas rail might get a big chunk of the money.

This of course exposes the little game the President is playing with the public. He tells everyone there are no earmarks in the bill but then turns around and either (a) gives the money to the states, which he knows will fund the earmarks, or (b) instructs his agencies to fund the earmarks directly. It's all very clever, if not deceptive.

Reid's high-speed gambling train not only violates the President's guiding principles for this bill, it also violates American taxpayers.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How then would Adam Smith fix the present mess?

Sorry, but it is fixed already. The answer to a decline in the value of speculative assets is to pay less for them. Job done.

We could pump the banks full of our national treasure. But Smith said: "To attempt to increase the wealth of any country, either by introducing or by detaining in it an unnecessary quantity of gold and silver, is as absurd as it would be to attempt to increase the good cheer of private families, by obliging them to keep an unnecessary number of kitchen utensils." [Page 440, The Wealth of Nations]
 

The writer, P.J. O'Rouke, is a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard and is the author, most recently, of On The Wealth of Nations, Books That Changed the World, published by Atlantic Books, 2007

Read the full Financial Times article

It's not that complicated, "Economics in One Lesson" (1946)

If this paragraph had been written yesterday, one would admire it as a remarkably precise explanation of recent events. But the truth is much more impressive: it is from a book first published in 1946, Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson --

"Government-guaranteed home mortgages, especially when a negligible down payment or no down payment whatever is required, inevitably mean more bad loans than otherwise. They force the general taxpayer to subsidize the bad risks and to defray the losses. They encourage people to "buy" houses that they cannot really afford. They tend eventually to bring about an oversupply of houses as compared with other things. They temporarily overstimulate building, raise the cost of building for everybody (including the buyers of the homes with the guaranteed mortgages), and may mislead the building industry into an eventually costly overexpansion. In brief, in they long run they do not increase overall national production but encourage malinvestment."
 
Thanks to the Ayn Rand Center for posting the above information.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

RINO it tastes just like PORK

Amusing little article on the Porkulus spending bill: http://sonoranalliance.com/?p=3754

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Daschle's "old car" campaign commercial

Watch Daschle's old campaign commercial and see what a hypocrite he actually is:



Daschle did the right thing walking the plank. Not to worry, he'll have a limo to wisk him away after he dries off.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I want some TARP. They're giving money away for free (Video)

The TARP Song by Bill Zucker. He'll have more You Tube hits than the 0bama girl.

Margaret Thatcher quote:

"The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Try the Obama Speech Generator

Write your own 0bama speech by filling in the blanks at the 0bama Speech Generator: http://tinyurl.com/6tc57d

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Ax-Ready" gov't programs vs. 0bama's "Shovel-Ready"

An Open Letter to the United States Congress and President-elect Obama: Instead of "Shovel-Ready" Spending, Focus on "Ax-Ready" Waste

NTU Excerpt:

In the interest of fostering a rational debate over Washington's priorities, both the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) maintain extensive lists of programs that could be cut and legislation that would reduce spending. We target programs that are either ineffective or duplicative, as well as activities best left to state and local governments or the private sector.

CCAGW's research arm, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), released "Prime Cuts 2009" this week, a database containing 700 spending cut recommendations across the entire federal budget totaling $1.9 trillion over five years. It includes the elimination of duplicative and inefficient ventures such as the Market Access Program, which is funneling $231 million over five years to some of the largest and most profitable American companies for advertising abroad. "Prime Cuts" also makes tough calls, like canceling the NASA Mars Initiative, saving $11.5 billion over five years. It is available from CAGW staff or at www.tinyurl.com/primecuts09.
 
 
Big Rattler says, "Let's get a grip on the ax, not the shovel."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Clever number problem to solve

This is a problem, which can be easily solved by children before entering elementary school. If you want to give it a try, please forget everything you have ever studied. Here it comes:

8809 = 6
7111 = 0
2172 = 0
6666 = 4
1111 = 0
3213 = 0
7662 = 2
9312 = 1
0000 = 4
2222 = 0
3333 = 0
5555 = 0
8193 = 3
8096 = 5
7777 = 0
9999 = 4
7756 = 1
6855 = 3
9881 = 5
5531 = 0

2581 = ?

Reply back if you have the solution.

Solution:  I didn't get it but I found it.  It's a head slapper. Check back around 4 pm (MST) today!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Risch porks it up right out of the hog pen for gov't land grab

Twelve US Senate RePORKblicans, including newly suckled Jim Risch voted for Harry Reid's government land grab bill that puts us further away from a decent energy policy.  (Wonder how he and Crapo-rk would have voted when gas was $4.00+ a gallon?)
 
Excellent link to Michelle Malkin's write up and list of other RePORKblicans who voted with Harry Reid:  "Jim DeMint didn't mince any words when calling out the capitulationist Republican 12 who aided Reid and the Dems. Dingy Harry has blocked Republicans from proposing any amendments to the package. The Bend-over GOP Dozen deserve a smack upside the head."
 
More info:  "The bill ... sets aside 200 million acres for public wilderness in nine states. It adds more than 1,000 miles to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System and 2,800 miles of new trails to the federal system."

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cloud Appreciation Society

Something a little different ... The Cloud Appreciation Society.
 
Great photographs of clouds from around the world.
 
Sam LeBarron.
 
Ryan Vervest.

Friday, January 09, 2009

'Atlas Shrugged': From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years

Wall Street Journal editor Stephen Moore wrote an article (1-9-08) drawing parallels of today's massive debt crisis and Ayn Rand's influential book "Atlas Shrugged."  Below is an excerpt of his article.  Link
 
One memorable moment in "Atlas" occurs near the very end, when the economy has been rendered comatose by all the great economic minds in Washington. Finally, and out of desperation, the politicians come to the heroic businessman John Galt (who has resisted their assault on capitalism) and beg him to help them get the economy back on track. The discussion sounds much like what would happen today:

Galt: "You want me to be Economic Dictator?"

Mr. Thompson: "Yes!"

"And you'll obey any order I give?"

"Implicitly!"

"Then start by abolishing all income taxes."

"Oh no!" screamed Mr. Thompson, leaping to his feet. "We couldn't do that . . . How would we pay government employees?"

"Fire your government employees."

"Oh, no!"

USDA Official Takes Courageous Stand Against Interstate Countercyclical Potato Pricing


USDA Official Takes Courageous Stand Against Interstate Countercyclical Potato Pricing

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Blago should rescind Burris and appoint a GOP'er

Now Blagojevich should rescind the Burris nomination since the US Senate has tainted his appointment and postponed the law by not seating him.
 
Blago's next move -- to throw the corrupt fish-headed politicians into full flatulence frenzy -- would be then to appoint a REPUBLICAN to take 0bama's old Senate seat.
 
Frankly, what does Blago have to lose?