Archives for November 18, 2010

Update: Savage cheers the EDL

Talk-show giant Michael Savage becomes first major media figure to voice support for the English Defence League (EDL). As he let’s off some steam on Veteran’s Day, he wonders why the British government insists on protecting Islamofascists from the grassroots anti-Shariah EDL

Michael Savage voices support for the English Defence League (EDL)

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Quote of the Day 11/18/10

“Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked: ‘Account Overdrawn.'” – Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Author

Source: Atlas Shrugged, p. 385-386, (1957).

Krugman’s Death Panels: “Thumbs ‘Up’ or Thumbs ‘Down’ ” By The Bear

This past Sunday on ABC’s “This Weeks Morons”, the left’s favorite economist, Paul Krugman, let the cat out of the bag when he endorsed the idea that ObamaCare would require “Death Panels.” This is the same Krugman and his cronies who lambasted Sarah Palin for warning America about the “Death Panels” a year ago.

Here is what Krugman said:

    “Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes.” … “health care costs will have to be controlled, which will surely require having Medicare and Medicaid decide what they’re willing to pay for — not really death panels, of course, but consideration of medical effectiveness and, at some point, how much we’re willing to spend for extreme care.”

Call it what you want, it is still a “Death Panel.”

If the country couldn’t afford the bill and everyone new it, why did they pass it? Obviously, the great dream of Socialism is more important than the needless deaths of millions of people. After all, the government considers it your duty to hurry up and die so they can get you off the Social Security and Medicare roles.

Once again we have the Krugman along with his leftists and Obama lying to the America People to get this horrendous Health Care Bill passed. A bill that requires premature death invoked upon mainly the elderly and sick people. How is it when the political establishment lies to the people the only penalty they face is at the ballot box. But when the people lie to the government they face jail time, is this equal justice for all?

Who among us mire mortals has a right to say who lives or who dies, I thought this right was only in the province of our Creator. When a government assumes such a role (life and death) it becomes an immoral government and is no better than Hitler’s ovens.

There will be very little “Thumbs Up” as this will be reserves for the Washington elitist and for the common people it will be all “Thumbs Down.” ObamaCare is not about health care; it is about costs and taxes with very little care and bringing Socialism to America.

Never did I ever envision that I would have to address an issue like this, this is America where we consider the sanity of life a God given right and the preservation of life a virtue. This is not the Roman Coliseum where the elitist decide who shall live or die with “Thumbs Up or Down”.

Should we deprive our WWII grandfather in a wheel chair the final joy in life watching his grandson graduate from college? Or grandmother’s last dance at her granddaughters’ wedding?

Many of these people are model citizens, who served in the military when called in the time of need, worked decade after decade and dutifully paid their taxes and helped build this country and the best this country can do is reward them with a death sentence.

And what have they done to deserve this? Why is it always the little guy who has to pay for government’s folly?

If the only way government can find to pay for their own created fiscal crisis is by issuing death sentences to elderly and sick people then I say that government has lost its moral compass and is not fit to govern. We should be ashamed of our selves that in America this is even a consideration.

What next will these deranged minds of the left come up with, another holocaust or gulag? Are we not evolving backwards into a society of the survival of the fittest? Are we once again entering the left’s ultimate dream of creating a super race through eugenics?

I defy anyone to show me where in the Constitution such powers are bestowed upon the government. What we have is a rogue government of gangsters assuming powers that they don’t have. In my book that is called treason.

How To Control Congress By WALTER E. WILLIAMS

Let’s assume that each of our 535 congressmen cares about the destructive impact of deficits and debt on the future of our country.

Regardless of party, congressmen face enormous lobbying pressures and awards to spend more and little or no pressure and awards to spend less.

The nation’s founders would be horrified by today’s congressional spending that consumes 25% of our GDP. Contrast that to the years 1787 to the 1920s when federal government spending never exceeded 4% of our GDP except in wartime. Today, federal, state and local government consumes 43% of what Americans produce each year.

The Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation computes that the average taxpayer is forced to work from Jan. 1 to mid-April to pay federal, state and local taxes. If he were taxed enough to pay the $1.5 trillion federal deficit, he’d be forced to work until mid-May.

Tax revenue is not the problem. The federal government has collected just about 20% of the nation’s GDP almost every year since 1960. Federal spending has exceeded revenue for most of that period and has taken an unprecedented leap since 2008 to produce today’s massive deficit.

Since federal spending is the problem, that’s where our focus should be.

Cutting spending is politically challenging. Every spending constituency sees its handout as vital, whether it’s Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid recipients or farmers, poor people, educators or the military. It’s easy for congressmen to say yes to these spending constituencies because whether it’s Democrats or Republicans in control, they face no hard-and-fast bottom line.

The bottom line that Americans need is a constitutional amendment limiting congressional spending to some fraction, say 20%, of the GDP.

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Election of 2010: Analysis and Prospectus

When the smoke finally cleared, Election Day November 2nd turned out to be about as big as conservatives could have hoped. If expectations soared unrealistically high in some areas (many hoped the GOP might retake the Senate but had to be content flipping six seats), still elsewhere those expectations were exceeded (as with the conservative sweep across the country at state level). Democrats lost control of nineteen state legislative chambers and eleven governorships. In Texas, Republicans expanded their two vote majority in the state house to almost fifty.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi may yet serve as Minority Leader in the U.S. House next session, but she is defanged without her Speaker’s gavel. Democrats have started to reorganize with or without White House direction, inventing an “Assistant-to-the-Leader” position basically to promote moderation inside the Democrat leadership. Considering that come January 2011 for the first time in more than six decades there will be fewer than two hundred Democrats in the House, it probably isn’t such a bad move.

The year 1994 was considered a wave election by Republicans too, but that “revolution” fizzled when President Clinton beat a very fast track back to the center. This time the wave election turned out to be a veritable tsunami—nearly twice as big with Republicans picking up 60 seats in the House. President Obama also seems far less likely to dance a soft shoe; and anyway, the Tea Party contingent of the GOP, which did not exist in 1994, will hardly be impressed. Clinton took everyone’s breath away, and even his opponents swooned when he declared ‘the Era of Big Government’ to be over. It was a lie. Now Tea Partiers and conservative stalwarts know better and won’t fall for the line again.

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