Quote of the day

March 31, 2010

Joe Biden:

“It’s a simple proposition to us: Everyone is entitled to adequate medical health care,” Biden says. “If you call that a ‘redistribution of income’ — well, so be it. I don’t call it that. I call it just being fair — giving the middle class taxpayers an even break that the wealthy have been getting … Taxes have been lowered for the wealthy considerably over the years … It’s about time we get a little tax equity here.”

Quote of the day

March 23, 2010

Neal Boortz:

Never in the history of the United States has the Congress ever passed a law which required any citizen to enter into a contract with another citizen or a private business against their will …… Never, that is, until now. How’s that for change?

Change you can believe in?

March 17, 2010

Here is a great quote from Obama from 11/08:

“It’s no coincidence that one of the most secretive administrations in our history has favored special interests and pursued policies that could not stand up to the sunlight. As president I am going to change that.”

Now, did he do it?  According to the AP, he did not.  In fact, he is worse than Bush.

D.M., are you going to try to defend and rationalize this obvious hypocrisy?

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

March 15, 2010

Well, it’s induction time again for the “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame.  I put Rock and Roll in quotes as now, with the past few inductions, it’s not really a “Rock and Roll” hall anymore.  When they let in Abba, James Taylor, Jam Master Flash and others, it’s more of a music hall of fame than anything. 

Here is my updated, annual list of who is NOT in the hall, if you can believe it:

Kiss, Yes, T Rex, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, Chicago, BTO, Deep Purple, Guess Who, Linda Ronstadt, Moody Blues, ELO, Bad Finger, Blood Sweat & Tears, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, Cars, Cheap Trick, Dire Straits, Doobie Brothers, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Bad Company, Heart, Humble Pie, J. Geils Band, Jethro Tull, Joe Cocker, Journey, Mitch Ryder, New York Dolls, Peter Frampton, Rush, Procol Harum, REO Speedwagon, Steppenwolf, Steve Miller, Styx, Ted Nugent, Warren Zevon, Pat Benatar…

Yes, yes…I know.  Not everyone can get in but, really, how is Madonna in there and not Pat Benatar? Without Benatar and her influence, there probably wouldn’t be a Madonna.  

It’s really a shame that the very thing Rock used to be against, commercialism and politics, is now what runs the Hall of Fame.

Govco

March 11, 2010

Why is it that Govco thinks it knows better than us or knows what’s best for us?  A recent poster here got me thinking of this, again.  I have posted about Govco many times and their intrusion on our lives but, yet again…here we go.  Now they are wanting to ban salt from resturants in food prep in NY.  What the???

You know, this is not just one party either. Democrats think we are all stupid and they must step in and tell us how to do things or when to do them or how much.  Republicans want to tell you who you can sleep with, what you can in the bedroom and who you can marry. 

ENOUGH!!!!  Let us live.  As long as we don’t infrige on the rights of others, who gives a flying crap what I do???  If I want to drive without a seatbelt…SO WHAT???  If I want to smoke a joint in the privacy of my own home… SO WHAT?  If I want to marry some dude…SO WHAT??? 

Get out of our lives!!!!!!

Way to go Dan!!!

March 9, 2010

Dan Rather on Sunday speaking of President Obama:

“but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”

Now, imagine Rush or Hannity saying that?  They would be crucified and you would be hearing about this every hour on the hour from all the major networks but when it’s one of their own, such as when Rather doctored those documents in 2004, they circle the wagons.  Typical.

Bribery

March 8, 2010

Another great article by Neal Boortz  in the Atlanta Paper.

Remember Obama talking during the campaign how it would no longer be “business as usual” in Washington once he was elected?  Yeah, right.  Remember him talking about “transparency”?  Yeah, right.  This article points out just what a hypocrite Obama really is.  Not that Liberals really care.  All they care about is the fact he is a Democrat and not Bush. 

Read it. 

Hypocrisy

March 4, 2010

Neal Boortz posted this on his site today.  It’s awesome.  It’s because of things like this, I am fully convinced, that many Liberals, including cowardly Political Science Professors, decided to cut and run and take their discussions underground.  They knew that Obama and the Democrats would be doing the very things they ripped Bush and the GOP for.  They knew things would be headed this direction.  Here is the post:


RECONCILIATION

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Neal Boortz

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Back to this whole healthcare debate …

While Barack Obama didn’t explicitly say it, he opened the door for Democrats to use reconciliation to pass healthcare reform. And that is exactly what they intend to do. Obama says:

“[N]o matter which approach you favor, I believe the United States Congress owes the American people a final vote on health care reform. We have debated this issue thoroughly, not just for a year, but for decades. Reform has already passed the House with a majority. It has already passed the Senate with a supermajority of sixty votes. And now it deserves the same kind of up-or-down vote that was cast on welfare reform, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, COBRA health coverage for the unemployed, and both Bush tax cuts — all of which had to pass Congress with nothing more than a simple majority … I have therefore asked leaders in both of Houses of Congress to finish their work and schedule a vote in the next few weeks.”

Never mind the .. dare I say it .. hypocrisy surrounding this approach. Here is not one but four different examples of Obama demagoguing the use of reconciliation.

CBS Interview 11/2/04
My understanding of the Senate is that you need 60 votes to get something significant to happen, which means that Democrats and Republicans have to ask the question, do we have the will to move an American agenda forward, not a Democratic or Republican agenda forward?

Change to Win Convention 9/25/07
The bottom line is that our healthcare plans are similar, the question once again is, who can get it done? Who can build a movement for change? This is an area where we’re going to have to have a 60% majority in the Senate and the House in order to actually get a bill to my desk. We’re going to have to have a majority to get a bill to my desk. That is not just a fifty plus one majority.

Obama Interview with the Concord Monitor 10/9/07
You’ve got to break out of what I call the sort of fifty plus one pattern of presidential politics. Maybe you eke out a victory of fifty plus one. Then you can’t govern. You know, you get Air Force One, there are a lot of nice perks, but you can’t deliver on healthcare. We are not going to pass universal health care with a fifty plus one strategy.

Center for American Progress Conference 7/12/06
Those big-ticket items: fixing our health care system. You know, one of the arguments that sometimes I get with my fellow progressives, and some of these have flashed up in the blog communities on occasion, is this notion that we should function sort of like Karl Rove where we identify our core base, we throw ’em red meat, we get a fifty plus one victory. See, Karl Rove doesn’t need a broad consensus because he doesn’t believe in government. If we want to transform the country, though, that requires a sizeable majority.

And then lest we forget this from Robert Byrd in 2005. When Republicans wanted to use reconciliation to stop the Democrat filibuster of Bush judicial nominees, Robert Byrd compared the strategy to Nazi tactics. Seriously! Here’s what he had to say back then:

Many times in our history we have taken up arms to protect a minority against the tyrannical majority in other lands. We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini’s Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men.

But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends. Historian Alan Bullock writes that Hitler’s dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law. Hitler needed a two-thirds vote to pass that law, and he cajoled his opposition in the Reichstag to support it. Bullock writes that “Hitler was prepared to promise anything to get his bill through, with the appearances of legality preserved intact.” And he succeeded.

Hitler’s originality lay in his realization that effective revolutions, in modern conditions, are carried out with, and not against, the power of the State: the correct order of events was first to secure access to that power and then begin his revolution. Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.

Please, folks; if you won’t fight for your liberty, how about fighting for the future of your children and grandchildren.

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Now, any Liberals out there wish to explain this obvious hypocrisy? Anyone?

Quote of the day

January 19, 2010

John Kerry on the Scott Brown rallies:

“I’m no stranger to hard fought campaigns, but what we’ve seen in the past few days is way over the line and reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin’s 2008 campaign rallies. This is not how democracy works in Massachusetts.”

Really?  How does Democracy work then Senator Kerry?

Quote Of The Day

January 6, 2010

From Nancy Pelosi when asked if the Health Care negotiations would be public:

“There has never been a more open process for any legislation in anyone who serves here’s experience.”

 If you buy that BS, I got a great blog by Mark Elrod you can check out as well!